All the students are given a basic training in various sections like fitting, foundry, sheet metal, smithy, carpentry, plumbing, welding etc.
The objective of this laboratory is to study the operating characteristics of hydraulic machines and flow devices. The laboratory is important for Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Electrical Engineering students. The major equipment focuses on the study and calibration of gauges, triangular notch, rectangular notch, Orificemeter Venturimeter and determination of Chezy's constant and Darcy's coefficient. In addition the performance test on hydraulic machines like centrifugal pump, Reciprocating pump, Pelton Wheel, Francis turbine and Kaplan turbine are also conducted. Experiments also include the study of stability of floating body, hydraulic ram and experimental determination of frictional head losses in pipes. All the experimental set up are available as self-contained units. Besides there are many helpful laboratory demonstrations.
The Heat Engine lab, which is a vital part of mechanical engineering curriculum, is intended to enble students to gain a deep understanding the working of IC engines by analyzing performance with thermodynamics principles. It contains fully functional and competent engines and other apparatus such as valve timing apparatus, port timing apparatus, calorimeters, flash and fire point apparatus, etc. With the help of single cylinder and multicylinder petrol and diesel engines the students will get an overall idea about their working and performance. By conducting heat balance test the students will get a clear concept of energy distribution occurring in an engine. The demonstrated cut section of four stroke and two stroke engines will help to know the basic functioning of an IC engine. To determine the properties of lubricating oil, flash and fire points test as well as Redwood Viscometer tests are also conducted. We also have bomb calorimeters to find out the calorific values of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels.