Vignan foundation for science, technology and Research University has established advanced facilities to propagate emerging technologies and train manpower in the field of computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing. This centre acts as a crucial link to foster the development of high value-added services and to streamline product innovation processes to the industries
The primary function of the Centres is to promote Computer-Aided-Engineering (CAE) applications in the field of Mechanical Engineering and develop teaching and research expertise for the benefit of students and industry personnel. The Centre promotes University-Industry interaction through collaborative research programmes, extension courses and consultancy services. The Centre is actively assisting the local industries in developing mechanism, die and mould making, complex part manufacturing, rapid prototyping and reverse engineering applications.
Computer-aided engineering is playing a growing role in higher education in the disciplines of science and engineering. At the undergraduate level, students use engineering simulation to learn physics principles and gain hands-on, real-world experience that can jump-start their careers. At the postgraduate level, researchers apply simulation tools to solve complex application problems. Commercial organizations regularly partner with educational institutions to foster innovative research - sometimes at the basic level - that can lead to breakthrough solutions.
The ideal simulation solution is one that scales for application by a wide range of users, from multiple teachers to students to researchers. ANSYS provides a wide range of affordable technologies and services to help meet the growing and diverse needs of academia. Universities, colleges and research institutes around the world turn to ANSYS for high-quality simulation solutions to ensure students receive the best possible education.
The Advanced Mechanical System Design and Analysis (AMSDA) research Centre is equipped with 42 IBM workstations and has a world class high-end CAD/CAM/CAE Softwares
|1||SIEMENS CAM Express 8.0||3,71,180/-||10/11/2012||Empower Consultancy pvt. Ltd., Chennai|
|2||CATiA V6 PLM Discover Pack||8,92,000/-||12/28/2011||EDS Technologies pvt. Ltd., Bangalore.|
|3||Pro-E WildFire-3.0, Iron Cad-9.0||2,26,125/-||10/19/2006||AdroitechInformations Systems|
|4||ANSYS||3,80,000/-||09/15/2003||ANSYS Software Pvt. ltd|
Computer Numeric Control (CNC) is the automation of machine tools that are operated by precisely programmed commands encoded on a storage medium (computer command module, usually located on the device) as opposed to controlled manually by hand wheels or levers, or mechanically automated by cams alone. Most NC today is computer (or computerized) numerical control (CNC) in which computers play an integral part of the control.
In modern CNC systems, end-to-end component design is highly automated using computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) programs. The programs produce a computer file that is interpreted to extract the commands needed to operate a particular machine by use of a post processor, and then loaded into the CNC machines for production. Since any particular component might require the use of a number of different tools - drills, saws, etc. - modern machines often combine multiple tools into a single "cell". In other installations, a number of different machines are used with an external controller and human or robotic operators that move the component from machine to machine. In either case, the series of steps needed to produce any part is highly automated and produces a part that closely matches the original CAD design.
|1||Flexmill CNC Milling with MTAB Industries Controller, tooling package||11,24,491/-||11/10/2014||MTab Engineers Pvt.Ltd.|
|2||Flexturn CNC turning with MTAB Industries Controller, tooling package||10,25,560/-||11/15/2013||MTab Engineers Pvt.Ltd.|
Green growth fuel or algal biofuel is a contrasting option to fluid fossil powers that utilizations green growth as its wellspring of vitality rich oils. Likewise, green growth powers are the other option to ordinarily known biofuel sources, for example, sugarcane. Like fossil fuel, green growth fuel discharges CO2 when copied, yet not at all like fossil fuel, green growth fuel and different biofuels just discharge CO2 as of late expelled from the air by means of photosynthesis as the green growth or plant developed. The vitality emergency and the world sustenance emergency have lighted enthusiasm for alga culture (cultivating green growth) for making biodiesel and different biofuels utilising land unacceptable for agribusiness. Among algal powers' alluring qualities are that they can be developed with an insignificant effect on crisp water assets, can be delivered utilising saline and wastewater, have a high glimmer point, and are biodegradable and moderately safe to nature if spilt. Green growth cost more per unit mass than other second-era biofuel crops because of high capital and working expenses, however, are asserted to yield somewhere around 10 and 100 times more fuel for each unit zone.
This lab focuses on building an environmental sustainability component into the high school classroom. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive collection of activities that teach scientific principles through the lens of alternative fuel production. We continue to develop new labs, lessons, and supplies in our Biodiesel Lab, but we also encourage teachers to submit their ideas and materials to us as well.
Biodiesel is a cleaner burning renewable alternative to diesel fuel that is made from biological sources; namely vegetable oil or animal fats (triglycerides). It is mixable with diesel, stable in mixture, and can be burned in an unmodified diesel engine at any concentration.
Centers of Excellence represents D.N.A of the research culture and in a way are the culmination of the individual research efforts of a faculty or a group of faculty. To enable research, promote research environment and support the faculty involved in them,theuniversity provides facilities, incentives and avenues for accomplishing the goals in research and development. In this connection, several initiatives like training and mentoring faculty to take their research interests a notch higher by applying for funding from VFSTR (in the form of SEED fund specially created by the management) and from the external funding agencies like DST/DRDO etc., All such efforts materialized in the form of Research Centers and Centers of Excellence.
The Institution aims to make experts in the areas of composites and play a role in transforming solutions to the existing problems of manufacturing. Development of High performance rigid composites made from glass, graphite, kevlar, boron or silicon carbide fibers in polymeric matrices in aerospace and space vehicle technology applications. Development of Secondary fiber (from waste virgin products like Flexes, bottles, disposable glasses etc.) reinforced polymeric composites for low cost applications. Facilitates UG, PG students and Ph.D. Scholars to understand the theory and application of composites across multiple technological disciplines. Impart practical exposure on the various methods and practices of composites technology. To provide the experience and expertise for participating in major research programs. Provide a career-path to the Faculty in the emerging area of composites.
In the recent past considerable research and development have been expanded in Composite materials. Composites are one of the most advanced and adaptable engineering materials known to men..Composites are heterogeneous in nature, created by the assembly of two or more components with fillers or reinforcing fibers and a compactable matrix. A composite material can provide superior and unique mechanical and physical properties because it combines the most desirable properties of its constituents while suppressing their least desirable properties. Identidied Areas High performance hybrid composites for fireresistant applicationsDevelopment of Secondary fiber reinforcedpolymeric composites for low cost applications.
Department of Mechanical Engineering consists of a strong team in Research and Development.The thrust areas of research are fludized bed combustion, bio mass and solar energy utilization, composite materials, Nanocomposites and hybrid composites. Faculty of this school are actively involved in research publications in the various reputed journals and conferences
Faculty of this school are actively involved in the research projects. DST , AICTE and APCOST projects were carried out in the field of fluidized bed combustion, thermal conducitiviy of nanofluids and solar energy.
|Sno||Title of the project||Funding agency||Amount||From||To||Outcome of Project|
|1||Combustion of Agro-waste with Fluidized Bed Technique||Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi||Rs. 3.6 lakhs||Nov. 2003||Dec. 2005||Completed|
|2||Performance and Emission Studies of Algae Biodiesel in a CI Engine Equipped with Diesel Particulate Filter.||Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi||Rs. 24.81 lakhs||2013||-||Ongoing|
|3||Tool condition monitoring by analyzing, vibration of cutting tool or work piece and surface roughness||Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi||Rs. 42.00 lakhs||Nov. 2014||-||Ongoing|
|Sno||Title of the project||Funding agency||Amount||Date of Sanction||PDC||Current Status|
|1||Augmentation of Thermal Conductivity of Nanofluids||AICTE, New Delhi||Rs. 6.9 lakhs||June2008||--||On going|
|2||Moderaization of computer aided design / Computer aided manufacturing laboratory||AICTE, New Delhi||Rs.7.00 Lakhs||March 2011||--||Completed|
Under Progress Projects
|Sno||Title of the project||Amount||Name of Scheme|
|1||Augmentation and Optimization of surface finish in electrical discharge machining (EDM) process by using single wall carbon nano tube and multi wall carbon nano tubes||Rs.19.2 Lakhs||RPS|
|2||Preparation & Characterization of Nano Hybrid Biocomposites||Rs.19.9 Lakhs||RPS|
|3||Developing a viable business model for production, bottling and commercial use of biogas: a pilot project for women dairy farmers in Nizampatnam, Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh||Rs.76.23 Lakhs||SEED, DST|
|4||Study and analysis of process stability of an arc in double pulsed current gas metal arc welding||Rs.43.20 Lakhs||DST|
|5||Investigation of changes in mechanical properties and microstructure & analysis of tool vibration in friction stir welding||Rs.62.00 Lakhs||DST|
|Sno||Title of the project||Funding agency||From||To||Outcome of Project|
|1||Hydrodynamics of rice husk in fluidized bed||APCOST, Hyderabad||Feb 2002||May 2002||Completed|
|2||Hydrodynamics of Fluidized Bed||APCOST, Hyderabad||March 2002||June 2002||Completed|
|3||Low Cost Water Cooling System||APCOST, Hyderabad||March 2003||June 2003||Completed|
|4||Hydrodynamics of Municipal Solid Waste pellets||APCOST, Hyderabad||March 2007||June 2007||Completed|
|5||Design and Fabrication of Solar Pressure Cooker||APCOST, Hyderabad||March 2007||June 2007 Completed||Completed|
|6||Biliquid solar cooker||APCOST, Hyderabad||March 2007||June 2007||Completed|
|7||Fabrication of biodegradable composites||APCOST, Hyderabad||March 2007||June 2007||Completed|
|8||Development of new Hybrid composite material and its characterization||APCOST, Hyderabad||Feb. 2009||June 2009||Completed|
Tie - Ups
Any research cannot be completed without the collaboration of various people who are experts in the related fields especially in the academic institutions. In this direction, the school has some collaborations with the national and international bodies to carry the experimentation in their advanced laboratories.