Technical Talk / Guest Lecture
- Guest Lecture on the Role of Materials and Design in Aerospace Domain
Date: 4th September 2019
Time: 12.00- 1.00PM
Topic: The Role of Materials and Design in Aerospace Domain
Speaker: Dr. Madeva Nagaral ,Deputy Manager (Design)Aircraft Research & Design Centre, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.
Summary of presentation:
This lecture was delivered by Dr. Madeva Nagral who enlightened us with the materials and design applications in aerospace engineering. It was a privilege to have him as our guest speaker. His knowledge and experience in the field of Aerospace was enormous. He discussed on the various proposed designs and the materials that has been used for Aerospace Shuttle which gave a glimpse of the current Aerospace Technology.
He elaborated on topics such as:
• Different Views of an Aerospace Model and its importance
• Different Designs and Comparison among the same
• Construction of Different Parts of an Aerospace Model
• Role of Materials which influence the Structural Stability of the Model in order to reduce Failures such as Fatigue.
The Guest Lecture provided information about the design techniques and material selection that is being adopted in aerospace technology. Students got the awareness about the latest innovation in the Aerospace Engineering field. After the talk students had the opportunity to raise their queries and the speaker was kind enough to give all the solutions. The session ended on a good note which motivated all students to think more in the field of Aerospace Engineering.
- Guest Lecture on Sensors, Robotics And Automation: Applications In Food And Agriculture
Date: 23rd August 2019
Time: 10.00AM- 12.00PM
Topic: Sensors, Robotics & Automation: Applications in food and agriculture
Speaker: Dr. Gourab Sen Gupta (Deputy Head and Academic Dean, School of Food and Advanced Technology, Massey University, New Zealand)
Summary of presentation
This lecture was delivered by Dr. Gourab Sen Gupta who enlightened us with the Advanced applications of Robots in engineering applications. It was a privilege to have him as our guest speaker. His accumulated experience and knowledge is formidable. He discussed different case studies which gave us the information on new innovations and applications of engineering in different fields like agriculture and food technology.
Moving ahead he elaborated on the topics such as the following:
• Importance of sensing and measurement in the world of robotics and automation
• Gave an insight about the importance of incorporating electronics engineering with mechanical engineering
• Highlighted on the admission procedures to Massey University and discussed various graduation programmes
• Projects discussed during the presentation were: Automated sensor platform for cattle lameness detection, vision based automated cow condition scoring, food texture measurement, pain measurement in sheep, automated kiwi plucker and water level detection in farms.
The talk provided information about new techniques adopted in various fields of farming, food processing and livestock herding which is different when compared to the practices adopted in India. Students got the awareness about a lot of new and inspiring innovations in the field of engineering. After the talk, students had an opportunity to raise their quires and the speaker was kind enough to give all the solutions. The session ended on a good note which motivated most of the students to think more into the field of sensors and robotics.
- Report on Role of Water Cooling in Heat Treatment of Metals 2018
- Report on 3D Experience on Wheels 2017
- Report on Entrepreneurship 2017 by Mr. Nikhil chacko
- Report on Guest Lecture on Mechatronics 2017
- Report on Total Product Development Cycle 2017
- Report on Mechanical Vibration and Electromechanical Damper 2017
- Guest Lecture on Product Life Cycle Management 2015
- Guest talk on Challenges and Opportunities for the Engineers of Tomorrow 2016
- Guest Lecture on Engineering product Design - Good and Bad 2016
- Guest lecture on Commercialization of Biogas related problems 2016
Venue: First block MBA auditorium.
Attended by: 4th and 6th Semester students (All sections)
Guest Name: Dr. V K Singh,
Professor and head,
Center for Rural Development and Technology,
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi,
Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016 (India)
Phone No. : 09871366611
2. Dr. Deepak Sharma,
Professor and head,
College of Tech. and Engineering,
Phone No. : 09414160221
Introduction of guest by: Prof. Jennifer rasquinha
Topic : Commercialization of biogas related problems.
Dr. V K Singh gave a broad overview of biogas, types, different constituents and its importance as a substitute for fossil fuels. He elaborated on the different application, different biogas technology that they have incorporated in their campus.
Dr. Deepak Sharma spoke about barrier to biogas commercialization, protecting the environment, Improving famer’s living condition by the usage of biogas and marketing modes of commercializing the biogas.
Remarks by Guest
Excellent appraisal from students and faculties.
- Guest lecture on Introduction to Automobile Vehicle features 2016
- Guest Lecture on How a mechanical engineer shapes him to tailor the needs of the software concern by Mr.Gnanaseelan 2015
Date : 21/11/2015
Venue : Fourth block, Third floor auditorium
Time : 10-11.30am
Attended by : 4th Semester students (All sections)
Guest Name : Mr.Gnanaseelan,
Senior Technology Architect, Accenture Software, India.
Mobile no : 9889496197
Email : email@example.com
Educational Qualification : BITS Pilani, Bharathiar UniversitySummary16 years’ experience in the software development industry. Experience in full software lifecycle and architecting systems
Introduction of guest by: Prof. Nikitha
Topic: How a mechanical engineer shapes him to tailor the needs of the software concern
Mr. Gnanaseelan shared his personal experience on the software industry, expectation of the company for an employee, potential personnel and behavioral skills required to adapt to the competitive world, Negotiating the changes in the
working environment, how to analyze the problem and different ways to resolve it by taking the case study of an industry
He also gave a broad overview of the different types of industries such as health, Finance, Communication and retail services. He stressed the need of adaptability and agility from the employee to fit inside the expectations of the customer. He spoke about the booming opportunities in mobile based platform. He spoke about the overview role of a programmer in Software Company and the strategies required for facing the interview.
Remarks by Guest
Well organized and well planned (regarding career guidance guest lecture)
- Guest Lecture on Indian Energy Scenario and Initiatives by Mr.Nakkeeran Singaravelu 2014
Venue : Block I, Conference Room
Time : 1400 hrs to 1500 hrs
Guest : Mr.Nakkeeran Singaravelu
Dr.S.Shankar gave a brief introduction about the chief guest. Mr. Nakkeeran Singaravelu, the chief guest gave a informative and a vibrant lecture about the present scenario of power sector and the initiatives taken up by the Government of India. He gave a innumerable statistical data about the present and future need of power in India. He also explained the hazards of present power plants and also gave some solutions how effectively we could reduce the hazard. He also explained about the modern boilers that are used in the power plants. He also threw some light on the non-conventional energy resources like solar power, hydroelectric power and wind power. He concluded the session by saying “ Power saved today is power generated tomorrow”.
Prof. Reghu.V.R gave away the vote of thanks and concluded the session.
Mr. Nakkeeran Singaravelu addressing the faculty and student members of Department of Mechanical Engineering.
- Guest Lecture on Higher Studies in USA 2016
The following report contains the details of the "Guest lecture on higher studies in USA" held for final year and third year of Mechanical and Automobile Engineering students of the CHRIST (Deemed to be University).
Date:24th August 2016
Time: 11:00am to 01:00pm
Venue: 3rd block 3rd floor auditorium.
Faculty incharge: Niranjana S J
Speaker: Mr. Samudranil Chatterjee
Overview of the event
I) Sessions Time: [11:00 am to 12:00pm]
Speaker explained regarding education system and higher studies in USA to an empowering roadmap to masters and PhD, all details are explained by speaker which is mentioned below in areas of discussion.
Areas of Discussion on:
1) Detailed overview of Academic and career opportunities in USA.
2 )Approach to insightful and personalized university.
3) Effective writing of SOP.
*Research and project experience
*letter of recommendation
*Final year project.
6)Talked about scholarships and financial aid for international students from INDIA.
7) Financial planning for student- Endowment opportunities is also available other than student loan.
8) Opportunities after graduation like working as an assistance professor, In Industries, etc.
9) Concept of OPT (Optional Practical Training) and CPT (Curricular Practical Training)
10) Eco system of US- Economics decision, personal decision making, Economic cycle.
COLLEGE TOWNS IN USA
II) *THE GRE SESSION Time:[12:00pm to 01:00pm]
Speaker explained about eligibility criteria to enter into the university by GRE score and also get scholarship based on the score. He also mentioned that every US University has their own cut-off marks in GRE below that you cannot apply to the respective universities. Around (310-320) is acceptable score.
1) Structure and content
*Analytical writing ability (AWA) –
^Analyze an issue
^Analyze and argument
2) Vocabulary and words- Foundation of GRE.
3) Reading Newspapers
4) Reading Books
5) Sentence, Rhyming, Sound Association
6) Forms of Speech
7) Word meanings.
** Financial planning
- Tuition waiver
- Teaching Assistantships (teaching skills)
- Research Assistantships (working in university as an assistant Prof. In laboratories.)
- University Graduate Scholarships
- Endowment loan Scholarships and Educational loan
Short listing Universities by programme
Purdue University (Dept. Of Mechanical Engineering)
*Fluid mechanics and propulsion
*acoustic and noise control
*mechanics and vibration
*system measurement control
Question & Answering Session :
- Guest Lecture On Counselling for Higher Studies 2016
The following report contains the details of the "Guest lecture and counselling for higher studies" held for seventh semester and M.Tech final year students of all departments, CUFE.
Date:6th August, 2016
Venue:Guest lecture in Third block,Third floor auditorium.
Counselling in Third block, First floor graphics hall.
Time: 11AM-1 PM
Faculty incharge: Mr. Darshan S M
Participants: Seventh semester and M.Tech final year students from all departments.
Highlights of the programme:
- Meeting representatives from leading institutions and apply for 2017 intake.
- On spot comprehensive and personalised education counselling.
- Detailed information on scholarships, visa etc.
- Avail application fee waiver.
Counselling was done by the representatives from various reputed Universities in UK, US, CANADA, NEW ZEALAND.
- Universities include:
- Anglia Ruskin University- UK
- Queen’s University Belfast- UK
- University of Exeter-UK
- University of Bridgeport- U.S.
- University of Cincinnati- U.S.
- Thompson Rivers University- Canada
- Vancouver Island University- Canada
- Whitireia New Zealand
- Canada Institutions:
- Centennial college
- Fanshawe college
Students were also allowed to submit applications for the following institutions
- Coventry University-UK
- Plymouth University- UK
- Auburn University- US
- Cleveland State University- US
- Camosun college- Canada
- Durham College- Canada
- Auckland Institute of Studies- New Zealand
- University of Waikata- New Zealand
Details of the University representative’s are mentioned below:
NAVITAS – USA
MARKETING MANAGER – NORTH AMERICA
UNIVERSITY OF BRIDGEPORT
MS. SHILPI PRASAD
PROJECT MANAGER INDIA
REGIONAL RECRUITMENT MANAGER
INTERNATIONAL MARKETING AND ADMISSIONS MANAGER
WHITIREIA NZ INSTITITE OF TECHNOLOGY
THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY
VANCOUVER ISLAND UNIVERSITY
Overview of the event
The event was broadly divided into three sessions:
• Session 1:
Interaction of representatives from various Universities was held at first block conference room.
Prof. Glady Jacob (Campus administrator) and Prof. G.S. Hebbar (Coordinator, Department of Mechanical Engineering) welcomed the representatives from various reputed Universities and briefed them about Christ university and its diverse heritage along with the various facilities in hand, student diversity and collaborations with various reputed companies. They very well introduced the university and the status of the same to the various guests not only in academics but also in co curricular activities. The students of Christ were also the highlight of the conference as they were the sole reason for the event. The way to approach them and the main agenda of the conference along the line were disclosed to the faculty and also the representatives.
This session contained guest lecture and counselling for students, wherein different representatives from various foreign universities, came about as a part of the IDP group to give what they could, at best for the students. The session was inaugurated by handing over roses to the IDP members by our Prof. Pal Pandian P. In the very same manner with the same enthusiasm and momentum the event was carried out till the very end.
A proper guidance is what is required in this modern day scenario for any individual’s success. The main motive of this event was the same, to take the students interest of going abroad and also taking up higher studies in foreign universities. The session was mainly dealt in two sessions.
One was in which the delegates of IDP came up and gave a presentation, to introduce and give students to a clear idea as to what they are going to get from this event and what they have at hand for grab. The session was humorous and interactive, which carried a lot of student’s interest and moreover dreams. The topics of discussion were:
- Need to study abroad
- Popular destinations
- Popular fields of study
- Admission details
- Cost comparison
- Intake details of various universities
All these topics of discussion made the session more interactive and took all of the students by interest. These topics of discussion disclose most of the doubts as to how to go abroad for further education. A special credit must be given to the IDP member, given the time constraint they pulled all the students together and did a very good job.
The second session was wherein the students interacted with the representatives and cleared their queries. The other important part of this session was that, where in the different university representatives came up and gave a small welcome note. The note was a really powerful and carried a lot of punch in it, which did take the students by storm and awe. This note was more than enough to captivate a lot more of student’s interest. Also the different courses, fee structure and entrance procedure were an agenda of this session.
At the end of the session as a part of CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Faculty of Engineering culture, all the representatives and IDP members were given mementos as a token of our love and gratitude by our beloved faculty.
Final session of the event took place in the manual drawing graphics lab where counsellors of IDP along with the representatives put up stalls and gave counselling to the students regarding their choices according to their interests. In other aspects, this was the main phase of this event for both students and the representatives. The students who attended this session were given a kit detailing them about IDP with their vouchers and pamphlets.
A lot of students took part in this session, irrespective of their semesters. The main motive were the final year passing out students, however the event caught interest even among the youths and pre-final year students. Many students made their presence and made proper use of this event conducted by IDP.
Even students from the PUC of Christ Junior College as well participated in this session, which did leave a mark in many. The IDP people did leave remarks in the Remark register where in the majority were pleased with the university and also by the students interest.
The main organisers of the event were the MAC members of Mechanical Department, who were the real reason for the success of this event and were thanked specially and applauded by the IDP members and also the representatives.
Feedback from Students :
- An opportunity to meet and interact with leading universities from across several countries at one place.
- Really helpful for students who don’t know how to go take up studies in foreign universities.
- A ‘Live Counselling’ is a really difficult task, but they pulled it in style.
- Well directed and the mentality of students were very well understood.
- All queries were well answered leaving no option of dilemma in students.
- Well managed given the time constraint in hand.
- Good response to students and all were treated and given equal opportunity.
- Mr M P Ramakumar - Eco Friendly House Waste Management
- Dr T Ram Prabhu - Advanced material and Manufacturing Process
By Dr. T RAM PRABHU
Defense Research Development Organization (DRDO),
Ministry of Defence, Bangalore
Time: 10:30- 12:00 PM
Profile of the Speaker: Dr. T Ram Prabhu is a qualified research professional with Doctoral degree from IIT Madras and more than half a decade experience in the development and airworthiness certification of aerospace castings and forgings of Al, Mg, Ti, ferrous alloys, shape memory alloy, super alloys and composites. Currently, he is working as a scientist in the Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO), Ministry of Defence, India.
Welcome Address: Prof Priyadarshini
Vote of Thanks: Prof James S
Dr. T Ram Prabhu began his lecture with recent trends in manufacturing technology. He elaborated on “Functionally Gradient Composites”. Functionally graded composites are materials graded across the section. They are of two types, continuous and discrete gradient composites. FCD can be manufactured using Powder metallurgy, PVD, CVD.
FCDs have superior thermal conductivity and stability and can help curb thermal mismatching. They have recently been put into use in dental implants, thermal barrier coating and bullet proof equipment.
Dr. Ram then divulged deep into the science of Aircraft brake unit. The material used for the production of the parts is MMC of Fe or Cu based. The problems encountered are that the brakes fade at higher braking energy conditions, material toughening and loss of toughness. He suggested a novel solution to this problem wherein, composites are manufactured as discrete layers, leading to macrostructure toughening.
The manufacturing process of Functionally Discrete Gradient Composites is based on Powder Metallurgy which is followed by friction and wear test, wear surface morphology test, flexural test, compression test and hardness.
He explained that the wear behavior provides high resistance for a range of sliding speed. There is better load distribution with higher coefficient of friction, hence better braking performance. Mechanical behavior related to compression, flexural strength was also enhanced.
The next topic that was introduced by Dr. Ramprabhu was on AA 7085 which has wide applications in load bearing and civil aircrafts. Conventionally Al-Zn alloys is used in the manufacturing of load bearing materials as it is a high strength alloy in aerospace applications but they have disadvantages like compromise between strength and SCC resistance. Hence this led to the advent of AA 7085. The Process for manufacturing is casting, homogenization, hot forming, solution treatment, quenching, stress relieving by cold deformation and ageing treatment, followed by product evaluation and tests. He discussed the heat treatments to which AA 7085 was subjected to.
The next topic discussed was on thixoforging which is used in automobiles.Thixoforging helps in increasing the production rate and grain refinement and eliminate casting defects. Power consumption is also reduced with this process. Dr. Ram explained the heat treatment associated with thixoforging in depth. He also pondered in the properties.
The session ended with a questions and answers with the faculty and students.
Vote of thanks was proposed by Prof. James Sathyakumar.
- Dr A R Pani - Nano Technology for Engineering Students
Date: 6th June, 2015
Venue: CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Faculty of Engineering, Kengeri Campus
Time: 12.00-1.00 pm
o Professor JeniferWelcomed the gathering.
o Dr.PranabDas introduced the speakerDr.A.R.Phani
o Speaker: Dr.A.R.Phani, Chief Scientist-Nanotechnology, INCITE-TBI, Bangalore.
Dr.A.R.Phani shared some of his work to students in a field of Nano Technology. Nano Chemical Technology is used as anti corrosion coating, hydrophobic coating, hard/solid lubricant and nano fluids. Nano technology is also used in a field biotechnology as biosensors, wastewater treatment and bioprocessing nano materials. Uses of nano technology in drug dissolution, drug delivery, photocatalytic materials, packaging materials, cosmetic nano materials and UV blocking coating were also discussed.Moreover, Methods of manufacturing nano particles and characterization of nano or micro particles filed composites for various applications like automobile, structural, thermal and medicine industries were discussed.
Dr.Ratnakar proposed vote of thanks for the guest and memento was given by Dr.G.S.Hebbar.