The Mechanical Engineering Association FLAME (Fleeting Albertian Mechanical Engineers), in association with IISc-Banglore and EI Systems organized a workshop on “Automobile Mechanics and IC Engine Design” as a part of Mechfest-2014 in the college campus on 17th and 18th of January, 2014. The workshop was aimed at providing an insight to the basics of vehicle dynamics, suspension geometry, IC Engine Design and various other automobile engineering aspects. The workshop started off with an opening ceremony. Mr.Kiran Sebastian (Secretary, FLAME), rendered the welcome speech and AISAT Principal Dr.K.E.George felicitated the gathering. The chief guest Mr.Adithya Mackenine (EI systems) in his introduction gave a basic idea of the topic going to be discussed.
The topics discussed on the first day were the importance of tyre engineering and design, traction, chassis design and different types of chassis, suspension systems and various types of suspension systems, suspension geometry and Differential gear system. This session was taken by Mr. Adithya Mackenine. The pictorial presentation and the video clips which were shown during the session, aided in better understanding of the subject. Before closing the day’s discussions, there was an interactive session where the participants could clarify their doubts and ask for further explanation on various topics.
On the second day, the morning session was conducted by Mr. Aseem Gopal and Mr. Adithya Maheswari (EI Systems) which covered topics such as Braking systems and different types of braking system, IC Engine Design, new technologies such as MPFI, CRDI, PGMF-i, DTS-i etc. In the afternoon, the practical sessions were conducted in association with from popular motors, where Mr. Sreenath (Senior trainer, Popular Motors) briefly explained the models of a bike engine and car engine to the participant’s and the different processes taking place inside engine. Then, the participants were shown the dis-assembly and assembly of the engine where the importance of each part of the engine was explained to the participant’s. This was followed by the dis-assembly and assembly of the engines by the participant’s under the supervision of the official’s so that the participants could have a “Hands-On” experience. On the whole, the workshop was very productive and informative for all the participant’s and was a grant success.
The valedictory function was presided over by AISAT Manager Rev. Dr. Clement Valluvassery, Director Dr. Babu. T. Jose, Principal Prof. Dr. K E George and Dr. George Sleeba (Head of the Department Mechanical Engineering). Rev. Dr. Clement Valluvassery presented memento to the delegates. The vote of thanks was spoken by Ms.Asha K R (Asst. Prof. Mechanical Engineering).