Rajarambapu Institute of Technology

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UGC has granted extension of Autonomous Status to Rajarambapu Institute of Technology for the period w.e.f. 2017-2018 to 2021-2022      |      3rd rank in Top Engineering Colleges of Excellence as per CSR-GHRDC Engineering Colleges Survey 2018.      |      RIT has ranked 25th amongst Top 100 Engineering Colleges in India - 2018 (Siliconindia Survey Report)      |      RIT has Ranked 43rd in Top 100 T-Schools in India 2019 Rankings & Ranked 9th in West Zone of Maharashtra as per DATAQUEST Survey 2019.

About RIT: Rajarambapu Institute of Technology, Rajaramnagar (formerly known as College of Engineering, Sakharale) was started in 1983. Located near Islampur, 7 km away from Peth Naka off Pune -Bangalore highway. RIT has a green beautiful campus of 17 hectors and buildings on it measuring 49021 sq.m. RIT has emerged as a leading technological Institute in Western Maharashtra through its dedicated and disciplined approach to provide quality technical education over a period more than thirty years.

The RIT focuses on Experiential learning” which believes in learning by doing. This is achieved through hands-on experience, industrial assignments, mini projects and live problem-solving. Faculties, staff, and students of RIT are always interested in solving industrial problems.

We are optimistic about RIT carving a niche for itself as a "First Choice of engineering aspirants."

About Mechanical Department: Mechanical department is one of the oldest and largest department in the institute where academic curiosity and creativity flourish. Dedicated faculties encourage students to expand their perspectives and nurture their skills of critical thinking and communication. Faculty members of department undertake industry-sponsored research and consultancy project. Faculties and students have completed few research projects and patients. Well equipped labs help to solve problems related to vibration, tribology, mechatronics, experimental stress analysis and so on. Advanced machining lab helps to machine precise and accurate jobs. CAD/CAM/CAE labs help to solve different technical problems using the advanced software in design and manufacturing. Department has one UG and four PG courses namely design, production, heat power and CAD/CAM/CAE.

Key Areas of Mechanical Department:

  • Dedicated, experienced and competent faculty
  • Consistently motivating students to research
  • Good interaction with industries
  • Well equipped laboratories and computing facilities
  • Collaborations with major industries such as Tata Motors, Bharat Forge, Apollo Tyres, etc for placement & industry based open electives in the curriculum
  • Centre of Excellence in the area of Computer-Aided-Engineering (CAE) in collaboration with Altair Engineering Ltd, Bangalore.
  • Centre of Excellence in the area of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) in collaboration with Siemens Ltd, Mumbai.
  • Open well Defined continuous assessment system for students
  • Online monitoring of teaching-learning process
  • Well-designed faculty appraisal and development system

Industrial Consultancy:

Mechanical department is always interested in industrial problem-solving. Consulting activities often provide an opportunity to apply scholarly expertise to socially useful ends. They directly or indirectly contribute to the teaching and research of faculty.

Anybody from industry/ external agency can contact the institute to solve almost any type of problem or meet any type of need in almost any division of engineering, technology or science. Institute through its faculty, technical staff can handle such requests from industry or any external agency; such requests will come under the term consultancy in its broadest sense.

As an illustration, a list of some of the types of consultancy services that department offers are given below:

  1. Design and development of jigs, fixtures, test rigs and SPM required for more productivity, reduction of manufacturing time etc.
  2. Simulation, analysis, modeling, and optimization of product.
  3. Testing of industrial products/samples in the laboratory
  4. Design and development of industrial products, systems, and processes.
  5. Manufacturing and testing of industrial products at affordable cost.
  6. Experimental validation of designs parameters.

Departmental Laboratory:

The department has excellent laboratories which can offer consultancy in respective fields. The department has identified the following labs which can offer services to the industries.

  • Experimental Stress Analysis Lab
  • Noise and Vibration Lab
  • Tribology Lab
  • Material Science Lab
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Heat power and I.C. Engine
  • CNC Lab
Experimental Stress Analysis Lab
Sr. No. Name of Equipment Utility
1 Transmission Polariscope Analyzing and recording mechanical stresses and strains in components
2 Reflection Polariscope
Transmission Polariscope Reflection Polariscope
Noise and Vibration Lab
Sr. No. Name of Equipment Utility
1. Electrodynamic Shaker 0 – 10kHz To excite the structure for dynamic analysis.
2. FFT Analyzer with Accessories Frequency Range 1Hz to 20kHz To determine natural frequency and used for fault diagnosis.
3. Hand Held Vibration Meter Frequency Range 0.2 Hz to 10 kHz Acceleration 0.1 to 240 m/s^2 To measure overall vibration level and condition monitoring measurements.
4. Sound Level Meter To measure sound pressure level (SPL)
FFT Analyzer Hand Held Vibrometer Electrodynamic Shaker
Sr. No. Name of the Equipment Utility
1. Pin on Disc Tribometer with lubrication system It is widely used for evaluation of wear of metals, ceramics, composites, polymers etc. Conforms to ASTM G 99
2. Abrasion Tester Used in evaluation of dry abrasion resistance of metals, ceramics, polymers, coatings, composites. Conforms to ASTM G 65
Pin on Disc Tribometer with Lubrication System Dry Abrasion Tester
Material Science Lab
Sr. No. Name Equipment Utility
1 Magnetic Particle Testing Non-destructive testing of ferromagnetic material
2 Ultrasonic Testing Non-destructive testing of component
3 Micro-Vickers hardness Testing To check the hardness of the material
4 Optical emission spectrometer This equipment is useful to determine the elemental composition of ferrous alloys, aluminum alloys, and copper alloys.
5 Image analyzer system consisting of microscope, image acquisition camera, and image analysis software. This equipment is useful for Examination of a microstructure of ferrous & nonferrous metals to determine the phases present and their amount, grain structure To measure nodularity and inclusion count and check for porosity, measure amount of graphite flakes etc.
6 Digital Rockwell Hardness Tester To check the hardness of the material on different Rockwell scales.
Optical emission spectrometer Image Analyzer
Micro Vickers Hardness Testing Ultrasonic Testing Machine
Magnetic Particle Testing Digital Rockwell Hardness Tester
I.C. Engine Lab
Sr. No. Name of Equipment Utility
1. Test Rig of a base and alternative fuel Testing of 1. Computer controlled variable compression ration engine 2. Multi-cylinder petrol engine 3. Single cylinder diesel engine
2. Combustion Analyzer Make: DEWE-RACK-4, DEWE-BOX-CA-EDUC, CA-OPT1, CA-ANGLE-SENSOR-0.2, CA-OPT3 To measure 1. Crank angle based pressure diagram 2. Integrated pressure signal 3. Pressure / Volume diagram 4. Calculated heating process 5. On-line knocking recognition 6. Mathematic Setting 7. Statistical display 8. Data storing and data export to ASCII
3. Two Wheeler Chassis Dynamometer Make: ATE, Maxi. 100 HP at 3000 / 6000 rpm Volumetric Fuel consumption Measurement Unit Braked Type Chassis DynamometerPerformance Tests 1) Normal Mode Test 2) Acceleration Test 3) Braking Test 4) Average Test Plotting Performance Characteristics Curves- a. Vehicle speed v/s HP in different gears b. Vehicle speed v/s torques in different gears c. Vehicle speed v/s tractive effort
4. Eddy Current Dynamometer Make: SAJ Power rating: 80 kW @ 4800 - 9000 rpm Engine Brake Power, Torque, Specific Fuel Consumption, Air Consumption, Mechanical Efficiency, Thermal Efficiency, Friction Power, Indicated Power
5. Microprocessor Based four Gases Auto. Exhaust Analyzer Exhaust Emission Measurement of CO, HC, CO2, O2 (Petrol Engine)CO : 0-9.9 % resolution 0.1% HC : 0-9990 ppm Resolution 10 ppm CO2 : 0 - 19.9 Resolution 0.1 % O2 : 0 - 25 % Resolution: 0.1 % Response time: 10 second Warm up time: 20 min. Power Supply: 230V AC
6. Smoke Meter Exhaust Emission Measurement of Diesel engines Smoke (Diesel Engine) Display indication : light absorption coefficient (k) /% Opacity Warm up time : 15 min. Power requirement : 230 V Display range : 0-9.9 per meter
7. Engine Scanner Engine diagnostics tool (Petrol Engine) Computer controlled system engine analyzer with diesel interface, 80-column printer
8. KAL Equipment Air / Fuel ratio measurement and CO measurement (Petrol Engine)A/F ratio 8: 1 to 16: (Gasoline) A/F ratio 12: 1 to 16: 1 (Liquid Gas)
Heat Power Lab
1 Sonicator Sonication applies sound energy to agitate particles in a sample solution which can produce nano-emulsion, nano-crystals, liposomes and max emulsions also for wastewater purification.
2 Calorific value Measurement Instrument helps to measure calorific value measurement of fuel
3 Rheometer Measurement of fuel viscosity
4 Wind tunnel It is used for measurement of aerodynamic characteristics of an object. Using wind tunnel model we can measure aerodynamic forces, pressure distribution etc.

Sonicator Wind Tunnel

Modeling and Simulation
Sr. No. Name of Software Utility
1. CATIA V5, NX-CAD CAD modeling, and customization
2. ANSYS, Abacus Finite Element Analysis
3. Hypermesh Component meshing
4. NX-CAM CNC Simulation and machining
Other Lab Equipment
Sr. No. Name of the Equipment Utility
1. Rheometer It is used to measure a liquid’s suspensions or slurries flow when force is applied to it. Many fluids can be tested with a rheometer when a single numerical viscosity value cannot determine them due to their components. The rheometer tests a fluid’s rheology. Characterization of Newtonian and Non-Newtonian fluids using Modular Compact Rheometer MCR-52
2. 3D Printing It helps to create a 3D model using an additive manufacturing process
3D Printing Machine Rheometer
Sr. No. Name of the Equipment Utility
1. Electro-discharge Machine It is used to machine complex components also used for die making, mold making, small drilling etc.
2. CNC Lathe It is used for machining complex cylindrical parts using computer interface.
Electro-discharge Machine CNC Lathe

Few of the industrial projects completed in the academic year 2016-17 are as follows: Industrial Consultancy:

Sr. No. Title of Project Company name Completed by Faculty
1 Design of Virtual Reality Simulation machine INA Tooling Technique Pvt. Ltd. Pune Prof. Lokesh R. Patil
2 Design of milling fixture for engine crankcase machining INA Tooling Technique Pvt. Ltd. Pune Prof. Lokesh R. Patil
3 Vibration Analysis and in-situ dynamic balancing of ID fan, FD fan, SA fan RajarambapuSahkariSakharKarkhana, Sakhrale Dr. Ramchandra G. Desavale Prof. S. B. Kumbhar,
4 Vibration testing of single cylinder diesel engine Rocket Engineering Corp. Ltd. Kolhapur Prof. S. B. Kumbhar, Dr. R. G. Desawale, Prof. L. R. Patil
5 Third party inspection of 70 MLD water treatment plant under the scheme of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan run by Govt. of Maharashtra SangaliMahanagarPalika, Sangali Prof. L. R. Patil
Virtual Reality Simulation machine Milling Fixture for Engine Crankcase Machining

Contacts Us:

Dr. S. K. Patil Head of the Department Mechanical Engineering Department Mob. No-9970700790 Dr. R. G. Desavale Secretary, Mechanical Engineering Department Research Committee Mob. No-8600600788 Prof. Lokesh R.Patil Consultancy Incharge, Mechanical Engineering Department Mob. No-81493344987