Mechanical Engineering

Student Projects

  • Design and Fabrication of Auger Filler Machine Open or Close

    Team Members:Sufiyan Khan , Manjunatha K, Drupad Kumar
    Project Guide:Dr. N. S. Sriram Professor and Dean, Mechanical Engineering Department, VVIET, Mysuru

    Abstract of the Project:

    Packaging is the science and technology of enclosing or protecting products for distribution, storage, sale, and use. Packaging also refers to the process of design, evaluation and production of packages. Packaging contains, protects, preserves, transports, informs, and sells. It is fully integrated into government, business, institutional, industry, and personal use. They usually consist of a trough or tube containing either a spiral blade coiled around a shaft, driven at one end and held at the other, or a "shaft less spiral", driven at one end and free at the other. The rate of volume transfer is proportional to the rotation rate of the shaft. In industrial control applications the device is often used as a variable rate feeder by varying the rotation rate of the shaft to deliver a measured rate or quantity of material into a process. Initially, major specification of the equipment, like volume/weight of the granules to be handled was arrived at to decide on the size and specifications, like diameter and pitch of the auger, keeping in mind the density of the granules to be handled. The speed of the motor required to operate the auger was derived based on quantity and discharge of the auger per revolution and also calculations were carried out to determine the torque requirement for sizing the motor. From the available range of standard motors, a suitable motor was selected and coupling mechanism of the same with the auger screw was designed with necessary antifriction bearing block. This resulted in the smooth running of the screw unit for continuous positive dispensing of the granules.

    Cost of the project: Rs.15,000/-

  • Fabrication Of Pepper De- Corner Open or Close

    Team Members:Ikenna W, Nandisha P, Prinutha P
    Project Guide:Prof. Mahesh Mudhol Assistant Professor

    Abstract of the Project:

    India has always reigned supreme in the production and export of the most exotic and sought-after spice Pepper. Indian pepper had a profound influence on the European economy of the middle Ages. Many western countries owed their prosperity to this spice, which fetched them a very high price. However, the separation of pepper berries has always been a manual process carried out by stamping on the berries of pepper by foot. In this project, the Decorning (threshing) of pepper spikes using a mechanized system was performed and the effect of the same was discussed. The aim of the project was to provide a mechanized method for the separation of pepper berries from the spike. This can be done either manually using a chain drive mechanism or automatically with the help of a belt drive and motor arrangement. The knowledge obtained can aid in the cost-effective design of a mechanized thresher system to replace the traditional method, to reduce the cost of pepper by reducing the overall processing time.

    Cost of the project: Rs.11,770/-

  • Design And Fabrication Of Resistance Furnace And Characterization Of Aluminium Silicon Alloy Open or Close

    Team Members:Ananda A S, Mahadev Swamy H S, Shashikumar M C, Vijay Kumar M
    Project Guide: Mr. Bharath Shekar H. R, Assistant Professor

    Abstract of the Project:

    Electric furnace is used for heating purpose in various industrial production processes. Electric furnaces are used where more accurate temperature control is required. There are three types of electrical furnaces namely: Induction Heating Furnace, Resistance Heating Furnace and Arc furnace depending upon the method of heat generation. The scope of this work is confined to design and fabrication of resistance heating furnace only. In resistance heating furnaces, the resistance heating elements are used to generate the heat in a heating chamber. The heating element used here is Kanthal wire. The unit fabricated in this work generates heat to obtain a maximum temperature of 12000C. The temperature is controlled using thermostats and the temperature is monitored by thermocouples. The heating chamber is constructed by refractory bricks and for thermal Insulation fire clay bricks are used. Furnace is covered by mild steel sheets. Temperature distribution along the furnace wall is also determined using ANSYS. Further, characterization of Aluminium-silicon alloy is carried out for different silicon percentage (8, 12 and 18 percent). The Aluminium-silicon alloys are melted in the fabricated furnace and molten metal alloy is poured in to a mild steel die to cast test bars. Then tensile, compression and hardness tests are performed in order to analyze the properties of the cast specimens. Results show that as silicon content increases, the alloy becomes harder and less ductile.

    Cost of the project: Rs.35,000 /-

  • Fabrication Of Portable Pedal Powered Hacksaw Using Trike Open or Close

    Team Members:Rakesh Y, Ravikiran K, Salman Khan ,Suraj S
    Project Guide: Mr. Harshavardhan B, Assistant Professor

    Abstract of the Project:

    This project aims at the development of a pedal operated hacksaw vehicle to fulfill the transport and power needs in rural communities in India. This portable pedal operated hacksaw machine using Trike (tricycle) can be used for industrial applications and household needs where electricity is not available. Main advantage of using trike is to carry the whole mechanism to the place where it is required using the carriage present in the tricycle. The power hacksaw machine, which runs on human power, works on the principle of the conversion of rotational motion to translational motion. Cutting of wooden blocks, metal bars, and plastic materials is performed by using scotch yoke mechanism which receives rotary motion from the pedal and gives translational motion to the hacksaw

    Cost of the project: Rs.9,080/-

  • Development And Fabrication Of Pills Counting Machine Open or Close

    Team Members:Chandan.N, G.Harsha, Nanjundesh.J.M, O.Abdul Rahaman
    Project Guide: Mrs. Geethanjali. K.K Assistant Professor

    Abstract of the Project:

    The project concept focuses on minimizing the human efforts by replacing the manual counting with that of this machine. Long hours of continuous counting will reduce the human efficiency and causes strain to the individual both physically and mentally. It also results in errors while counting manually.

    Large scale industries use electronics incorporated sophisticated machines which use sensors to enable the counting of the pills. It is highly sophisticated and less prone to errors.

    Small and micro scale industries related to Ayurveda and homeopathic science, find it hard to invest for such a sophisticated system. To overcome this situation, this model will be very useful to count the pills at a similar frequency as that of the sophisticated system with minimum investment with very less human errors.

    Cost of the project: Rs.8,455/-

  • Design And Fabrication Of Footstep Power Generation System Open or Close

    Team Members:Preeti R Harage , Chandan M P , Santhosh R , Mahesha H R
    Project Guide:Dr. Keerthiprasad K.S Professor & Head Department of Mechanical EnggVVIET, Mysuru

    Abstract of the Project:

    In this project electrical power is generated as non-conventional method by simply walking or running on the foot step. Non-conventional energy using foot stepneeds no input power to generate the output of the electric power. Fuel deposit will soon deplete by the end of 2050 and fuel scarcity will be maximum. Country like India may not have the chance to use petroleum products. Keeping this dangerous situation in mind we tried to make use of non-pollutant energy resource. The creation of new source of perennial environmentally acceptable, low cost electrical energy as a replacement for energy from rapidly depleting resources of fossil fuels is the fundamental need for the survival of mankind. Proposal for the utilization of waste energy of foot power with human locomotion is very much relevant and important for highly populated countries like India where the roads, railway stations, bus stands, temples, etc. are all over crowed and millions of people move around the clock. In this project the conversion of the force energy into electrical energy. The control mechanism carries the linkages, gear box, A.C generator, and battery. This report consists of various applications and further extension also.

    Cost of the project: Rs.10,200/-

  • Electra Armadillo BikeOpen or Close

    Team Members: Abhinaba Chakraborty, Preetham K, Rahul Syan, Sanju
    Project Guide: Dr. Abrar Ahamed, ASSOC. PROFESSOR-MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT VVIET

    Abstract of the Project:
    The Electra-Armadillo Bike is a new kind of two-wheeler. It has a unique ability to blend human and motor power which is fascinating. Electric bikes are ridden by adults of just about all ages and proficiency, on differing rides and for varying purposes.

    An electric bicycle, also known as an e-bike, is a bicycle with an integrated electric motor which can be used for propulsion. There are a great variety of different types of e-bikes available worldwide, from e-bikes that only have a small motor to assist the rider's pedal-power (i.e. pedelecs) to somewhat more powerful e-bikes which tend closer to moped-style functionality: all however retain the ability to be pedaled by the rider and are therefore not electric motorcycles. E-bikes use rechargeable batteries and the lighter varieties can travel up to 25 to 32 km/h (16 to 20 mph), depending on the laws of the country in which they are sold, while the more high-powered varieties can often do in excess of 45 km/h (28 mph). In some markets, such as Germany, they are gaining in popularity and taking some market share away from conventional bicycles, while in others, such as China, they are replacing fossil fuel-powered mopeds and small motorcycles.

    A folding bicycle is a bicycle designed to fold into a compact form, facilitating transport and storage. When folded, the bikes can be more easily carried into buildings and houses or on public transportation, and more easily stored in compact living quarters or aboard a car, boat or plane. Folding mechanism vary, with each offer a distinct combination of folding speed, folding ease, compactness, ride, weight and durability. Distinguished by the complexities of their folding mechanism, more demanding structural requirements, greater number of parts, and more specialized market appeal, folding bikes may be more expensive than comparable non-folding models. The choice of model, apart from cost considerations, is a matter of resolving the various practical requirements: a quick easy fold, compact folded size, or a faster but less compact model.

    Our Electra-Armadillo bike is a fusion of E-bike and foldable bike. It meshes the convenience of transport by means of using electric power as well as the portability of a foldable bike.

    Cost of the project: Rs.15,000/-

  • Development of Composite Materials from Agricultural / Industrial WasteOpen or Close

    Team Members: Mr. Santhosh K.R, Mr.Santhosh kumar U.T, Mr.Achuth skumar, Mr. T.S Avinash Bopanna
    Project Guide: Dr. Keerthiprasad K.S, Professor & Head-Department of Mechanical Engineering VVIET, Mysuru

    This project is funded by KSCST

    Abstract of the project:
    This project is designed to develop composite material using Agricultural Resources and waste materials. The waste materials are hard to disposal and thus a major concern to environmental pollution. Utilization of waste materials could reduce contamination and spaces for disposal. Therefore, recycling of waste material by converting it into green material for application in automobile and construction industries is a prime concern of this project. In this project, Coconut shells ash is blend with aluminium powder to develop light weight metal matrix composites.

    Cost of the project: Rs.15,000/-

  • Stair Case Climbing Wheel ChairOpen or Close

    Team Members: Mr. Deepak Nair, Mr. Shashank, MMs. Piolin, Ms. Mythri
    Project Guide: Dr. N. S. SRIRAM

    Abstract of the project:
    Projects that are developed in this department are a fusion of new technology and rural orientations. Students are advised to take up projects which are helpful to the rural masses and concentrate and develop ideas and work on projects that cater to the present day energy crisis. Some of the projects carried out by the students are solar operated water pump, Centrifugal Sheller, Small scale packaging equipments like auger filler, Weigh, Fill and Seal packaging machine, etc.,

    Students are also involved in the development of computer oriented projects such as development of computer aided heat exchanger design, model of pick and place robot and semi-automatic and automatic packaging equipment. They are encouraged to take up projects on problems prevailing in nearby industries to get a feel on the importance of project work.

    Cost of the project: Rs.40,000/-

  • Development of Robotic Arm Using 3-D PrintingOpen or Close

    Team Members: Ajay Kulkarni , Anshul Suthar ,Kiran Kumar Bv, Rahul
    Project Guide: Dr. N. S. Sriram, Professor and Dean, (Academics) Department of Mechanical Engineering

    Abstract of the Project:
    Robot manipulator or Robot arm is an essential motion subsystem component of robotic system for positioning, orientating object so that robot can perform useful task. In the field of robotics, there are five types of robot configurations that are SCARA, articulated, Cartesian, cylindrical and spherical. In this project, the focus is on 4 Degree of freedom (DOF) articulated arm since it mimic to human arm. Articulated arm consists of revolute joints that allow angular movement between adjacent joint. The arm's rotating base is powered by a single large-scale servo motor. Mounted to the base is an elevation joint, or shoulder, that can move the arm through 180 degrees, from horizontal to vertical on each side. The shoulder uses two large-scale servo motor’s working together to provide the torque needed to lift the rest of the arm, as well as any object that it may be grasping. Attached to the shoulder piece is an elbow that can move through 180 degrees, also powered by a servo motor. The wrist is made up of servos and can move through 180 degrees. Attached to the wrist is a gripper. The revolute geometry allows the robot arm to reach any point within a half-sphere, having the shape of an inverted bowl. The radius of the half-sphere should be the length of the arm when its shoulder, elbow, and wrist are straightened out. The robot arm is controlled by a servo controller circuit board. The servo controller board will be connected to an Arduino Uno Microprocessor.

    Cost of the project: Rs.10800 /-

  • Design And Fabrication Of Coffee Plucker MachineOpen or Close

    Team Members: P U Kuttapa , Vinay Kumar K R , Vineeth B V , Yash P Bohra
    Project Guide:Bharath Shekar H R , Assistant Professor, (Academics) Department of Mechanical Engineering

    Abstract of the Project:
    The project has been carried out tobenefit theworkers and to bring the usage of technology in the agriculture industry that is Agricultural Mechanization. This is vast field to explore. The machine is designed to achieve the following objectives

    Cost effectiveness

    Portability

    Increases the productivity

    Eco- friendly

    To reduce the labor force

    Cost of the project: Rs.8000 /-

  • Development of a Refrigeration System using Completely Natural and Eco-friendly Materials for Sustainable Development of Energy and Resources. Open or Close

    Team Members:Vijaybhoj Raj C M , Darshan R , Prabhanjan R , Saarang Suresh
    Project Guide:Dr. Keerthiprasad K S , Prof. and Head Department of Mechanical Engineering Prof. Karthik S Asst. Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering

    Abstract of the Project:
    Sponsored by KSCST (Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology)

    Evaporative refrigeration is a concept that was used since ancient times to preserve food items. Evaporative refrigerators are completely natural and do not make use of conventional energy sources of any form. The concept and application gains importance due to the damage that artificial refrigerators cause to the ozone layer, sophistication, expensive, high maintenance and utility costs of conventional refrigerators.

    Refrigeration using clay pots has gained prominence in many countries today. These techniques provide refrigeration by evaporative cooling principle without consuming any electricity and are environment friendly. Off late, many improvements in design and materials are being made to popularize this natural refrigeration technique. One of the design is the popular pot-in-pot or Zeer pot design and the second design is one in which an upper chamber is integrated with pot to store water required for evaporation, thereby eliminating the effect of thermal conductivity of sand used in Zeer Pots.

    Cost of the project: Rs.12544 /-

  • Development of a Refrigeration System using Completely Natural and Eco-friendly Materials for Sustainable Development of Energy and Resources. Open or Close

    Team Members:Vijaybhoj Raj C M , Darshan R , Prabhanjan R , Saarang Suresh
    Project Guide:Dr. Keerthiprasad K S , Prof. and Head Department of Mechanical Engineering Prof. Karthik S Asst. Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering

    Abstract of the Project:
    Sponsored by KSCST (Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology)

    Evaporative refrigeration is a concept that was used since ancient times to preserve food items. Evaporative refrigerators are completely natural and do not make use of conventional energy sources of any form. The concept and application gains importance due to the damage that artificial refrigerators cause to the ozone layer, sophistication, expensive, high maintenance and utility costs of conventional refrigerators.

    Refrigeration using clay pots has gained prominence in many countries today. These techniques provide refrigeration by evaporative cooling principle without consuming any electricity and are environment friendly. Off late, many improvements in design and materials are being made to popularize this natural refrigeration technique. One of the design is the popular pot-in-pot or Zeer pot design and the second design is one in which an upper chamber is integrated with pot to store water required for evaporation, thereby eliminating the effect of thermal conductivity of sand used in Zeer Pots.

    Cost of the project: Rs.12544 /-

  • Design And Fabrication Of Magneto Rheological Braking System Open or Close

    Team Members:Sharath S Pathange , Riyazahmed M N , Akash , Yallaling
    Project Guide:Dr. Keerthiprasad K S , Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering

    Abstract of the Project:
    Sponsored by KSCST (Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology)

    The aim of this work is to develop a magneto rheological brake (MRB) system that has performance advantages over the conventional hydraulic brake system. The proposed brake system consists of rotating disks immersed in a MR fluid and enclosed in an electromagnet, which the yield stress of the fluid varies as a function of the magnetic field applied by the electromagnet. The controllable yield stress causes friction on the rotating disk surfaces, thus generating a retarding brake torque. The braking torque can be precisely controlled by changing the current applied to the electromagnet. In this paper, an optimum MRB design with two rotating disks is proposed based on a design optimization procedure using simulated annealing combined with finite element simulations involving magneto static, fluid flow and heat transfer analysis.

    Cost of the project: Rs.14050 /-

  • Design And Fabrication Of Waste Segregator System Open or Close

    Team Members:Akshay Krishna Ambatt , Bharath V , Ranjan G P , Sangeetha S
    Project Guide:Dr. Keerthiprasad K S , Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering

    Abstract of the Project:
    This project is designed to keep clean the drainage system and helps the smooth working of the system. This project automatically cleans the water in the drainage system each time any wastage appears and this form an efficient and easy way of cleaning the drainage system and preventing the blockage.

    Waste segregator is designed, fabricated and tested successfully.

    In the treatment system of drainage Waste water control by the motor, roller chain and sprocket, lifter and the collecting bin to achieve semi-automatic control of sewage waste water treatment.

    Drainage wastewater control is treated by this method to irrigate plants, clean toilets, etc.

    The cleaner functioned move effectively during the heavier rains which had more volume of running water with garbage and high velocity.

    Future Enhancement:
    If this project has to be developed and implemented in large scale hen certain design modifications has to be given for this model before production.

    Cost of the project: Rs.18000 /-

  • Fabrication And Analysis Of Prototype Of Hover Bike Open or Close

    Team Members:Raghu K , Harish Kumar Kc , Bharath Kumara B , Akarsh N
    Project Guide:Dr. N. S. Sriram, Professor and Dean, (Academics) Department of Mechanical Engineering

    Abstract of the Project:
    Hover bike is a flying robot, which works with principle of combination of lift generation as in helicopter, and maneuvering of a bike. With this technique humans will experience a new way of flying and driving in mid air. The hover bike can be used for both commercial and military purposes and it has the ability of Vertical Take-Off and landing (VTOL), which is the general way of lift generation by the helicopters and it is equipped with bomb dropping mechanism application. A well designed hover bike will be able to take a slow VTOL due to the low area of pressure distribution by the blades, and also due to high amount of weight concentration mostly near the centre of gravity (C.G) of the body where in almost 60-70% of the total load is placed which includes motor weight, frame weight, battery weight. The main challenge which comes before any engineer making this kind of vehicle would be to overcome the issue of weight in order to have a sustainable lift, which in turn helps in having a pretty good hovering capacity at required amount of height. Designer has to consider a very effective design which is able to overcome any load parameter when working in various conditions. Next concern is the fabrication, the material used for building the equipment. This would require consideration of plenty of parameters to decide which material has to be choosed and also to ensure a better tenure, than any other factors in its comparison.

    Cost of the project: Rs.30,585 /-