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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

 

Tribology

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

 

CNC Lab

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