Short term training program on Applied Sensor Technologies 17th-18th of February 2017, conducted for the engineering faculties.
Robotics lab is one of the significant labs in the Department of Mechatronics Engineering established in the year 2016. It consists of two Quanser mobile robots on which experiments like even Mapping and Localisation can be done. The software installed provide the students good understanding on the concepts taught. It is under a massive development process by all means.
|1||Mobile Robot control with QBOT 2||Edutech India Private Limited||2016 – 2017|
|1||Neural Network Based Path Planning for a Multi-Robot System||K. Anbarasan||2016 – 2017|
The Modelling and Simulation Laboratory is formed for students / researchers with a common interest in the interdisciplinary application of Mechatronics.
This lab contains high-performance workstations. Current areas of work include modelling and simulation of mechatronics systems, electronic circuit design, signal/image processing and network simulation.
In addition to modelling and simulation, the lab can be used for demonstrations and training. Continual efforts are ongoing to increase the capabilities of this lab by adding additional equipment and software.
|High-performance workstations||36 no's|
|Analog / digital trainer kit||20 no's|
Two day workshop cum competition on Industrial Pneumatics and Hydraulics, jointly with Bosch Rexroth
Mr. S. A. R. SheikMasthan
Due to recent advancements, electronic components size has been reduced drastically with demand on higher performance and operating speed. These factors have led to high die temperatures which are unfavorable to circuit performance and reliability. A need has therefore arisen the new and innovative techniques for development of electronic components cooling application based on thermal management components. Microchannels based heat sinks, which provide large surface to volume ratio, are the obvious choice for this application. It is the pioneering work of Tuckerman and Pease (1981) that opened up a novel cooling method using Microchannel heat exchangers. The Microchannel heat sink as a whole consists of array of microchannels, the arrangement by which the fluid enters and exits the channels. The biggest bottlenecks that hinder the design of Microchannel cooling systems are the higher pressure drop, and flow mal-distribution. Higher pressure drop demands for higher pumping power and flow mal-distribution causes non-uniform temperature distribution and hence formation of hot spots in the device. Flow mal-distribution is defined as the non-uniform distribution of flow through the multiple parallel microchannel.
This project work addresses the problem of flow mal-distribution in parallel microchannel cooling system to minimize flow mal-distribution and temperature maldistribution temperature by achieving uniform flow distribution.
Fire-fighters encounter a range of hazards during structural as well as wild-land fire- fighting. The hazards can cause minor injuries to fatal accidents leading to end of career or even death of fire-fighters due to increasing the temperature of the human body. Personal protective equipment (PPE) and personal protective clothing (PPC) are the materials which create a barrier between the hazardous environment and the fire-fighter for protection. The protective clothing should provide adequate protection as well as should be comfortable to wear. The protective clothing is provided with passive or active cooling system to maintain the temperature within the safer limit. Such cooling systems are known as personal cooling system. Among the cooling methods, vapor compression refrigeration shows great promise as personal cooling system.
3D Printer - 4 Nos.
Material - ABS and PLC,
Make - Global 3D Labs
Model - Pramaan
Software - Cura and Pronter face
Dr. G. Kumaraguruparan
This lab has been jointly established by National Instruments and TCE during 2000 by an MOU for catering Mechatronics under graduate Programme. Students have participated in competitions and won many awards/equipments for laboratory during VI Mantra.
|Sl.No||Name of the course||Target Audience||Coordinators||Duration|
|1||Virtual Instrumentation||Students||Amuthakannan/ Dr.V.Prakash||10.06.2002 17.06.2002|
|2||Virtual Instrumentation||Students||Amuthakannan/ Dr.V.Prakash||20.01.2003 28.01.2003|
|3||Virtual Instrumentation||Students||Amuthakannan/ Dr.V.Prakash/ Mr.T.Vivek||26.02.2005 07.03.2005|
|4||Virtual Instrumentation||Faculty from Anna University affiliated colleges.||Prof S. Krishnan. Mr. T. Vivek.||21.11.2005 25.11.2005|
|5||Virtual Instrumentation||Students||Prof S.Krishnan. Mr.T.Vivek.||03-12-2005 09.12.2005|
|6||Virtual Instrumentation - LabVIEW Basics I||REVA Electric Car coPvt Ltd||Mr.T.Vivek.||21.03.2007 27.03.2007|
|7||Virtual Instrumentation - LabVIEW Basics II||REVA Electric Car coPvt Ltd||Mr.T.Vivek.||01.04.2007 03.04.2007|
Mechatronics system design predominantly uses V design cycle for Product development. System Identification process helps to identify the mathematical model of the System. The controller for the plant/ Mechatronic system is designed using software tools and tested for performance and stability by Rapid prototyping it on cRIO/MyRIO controllers.
Identified Model is simulated and verified in PXI based system by connecting sensors and actuators and tested for various types of inputs. The designed controller is deployed on microcontroller or ECU on the developed product for further usage.
Our laboratory is equipped with cRIO controllers, MyRIO controllers and PXI based systems for controller deployment and plant simulation. Test systems available are Inverted pendulum and unmanned aerial vehicle.
Mr. T. Vivek
This lab consists of modular Industrial automation training systems developed by Bosch- Rexroth specialists to provide beginners and more advanced learners alike with tangible technical know-how and problem-solving expertise. Standard industrial components, internationally standardized programming languages and open interfaces are used to provide a direct experience of practical knowledge.
A wide variety of exercises, along with component and sets, are available for all kinds of practical hydraulics applications – e.g. for on-off hydraulics, proportional technology, control engineering and even mobile applications.
Helping to understand complex relationships . The automation technology work stations integrate control and drive technologies into a single system. The control engineering (PLC,HMI,SCADA)and sensors are used to connect drives to build a complete system.
Consists of Variable Frequency drives(VFD),Motion Logic Drives(MLD) and Motion Logic Controllers(MLC) with scalable hardware and software.
Short term training program conducted for the employees of TAFE, Madurai and Fenner, Madurai.
Mr. H. Ramesh