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™ M. Tech.

Mechanical Engineering (Thermal Engineering)

Introduction, Scope and Objectives of programme

This programme is designed to provide a sound and in-depth knowledge and training in various
aspects of design, manufacture, testing, control and evaluation of Thermal Equipments and
Systems. Thermal Engineering has an increasingly dominant role to play in the vital areas of
Power Generation, Automobiles, R&AC and Energy sector. The course content aims at
developing the necessary analytical and technical competence among engineers in these areas.
This programme is tailor made to prepare post graduates in mechanical engineering, to take up
research and development activities in the said areas.

The curriculum has been designed in consultation with experts from academic institutions of
repute, research organizations and industries keeping in pace with current technological
developments and industry needs. The programme will be conducted by qualified and motivated
teachers, invited experts from reputed institutions, research organizations and industries.

™ Course structure

Semester-I Semester-II
• Viscous Fluid Flow • Gas Dynamics
• Modeling of Thermal Systems • Design of Heat Exchangers
• Advanced Heat Transfer • Computational Fluid Dynamics
• Exergy Analysis of Thermal Systems • Energy Economics and Management
• Seminar • Elective – II
• Communication Skills for Engineers

Semester-III Semester-IV
• Major Project Part –I (Full time) • Major Project Part–II (Full time)

List of Elective – I List of Elective – II


1. Refrigeration Engineering 1. Air Conditioning Engineering
2. SI Engines 2. CI Engines
3. Design of Thermal Turbo Machine 3. Heat Exchanger Network Synthesis
4. Energy Conservation and Audit 4. Combustion
5. Instrumentation for Engineers 5. Thermal Insulations and Design

Last two semesters are completely devoted to major project work which will be carried out either
in the institution or in the reputed industries.

™ PG Project Areas

Students carry out their major project in the areas of Biomass Gasification, Refrigeration and Air
Conditioning Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Energy Conservation Management and
Audit, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Heat Exchanger Design and Network Synthesis, etc.
Students are motivated to present papers in the conferences and reputed journals based on
their major project works.

™ Laboratory Facilities
Department is equipped with modern laboratory facilities in the area of Thermal Insulation, IC
Engines, Heat Transfer along with latest computing and software facilities. Full access to
internet and web based resources like e-journals are also available.

™ Ph.D. Programme

The department offers Ph.D. Programme in Mechanical Engineering in following areas of


Thermal Engineering
• Bio mass Gasification
• Pyrolysis
• Energy Conversation, Management and Audit
• Computational and Experimental Heat Transfer

™ Ph.D. Guides

1. Dr. R.N. Patel – rnp@nirmauni.ac.in


2. Dr. V J Lakhera – vikas.lakhera@nirmauni.ac.in

™ Placement
The programme having been started in year 2008, the first batch will be out in this Year 2010.
Students are likely to be placed in reputed industries/research organization such as Larsen &
Toubro Ltd., Essar Oil, Torrent Power, Mahindra & Mahindra, Jyoti Limited, Tata Consultancy
Services etc.

™ Faculty

Name Designation Qualification Areas of Expertise


R. N. Patel Professor Ph.D. (Energy Systems) Energy Management and Audit, Alternate
Energy Sources, Biomass for Fuels and
Chemical
V. J. Lakhera Professor M.E. (Heat & Mass Computational and Experimental Heat
Transfer) , Transfer
Ph.D. (Heat Transfer)

A. M. Lakdawala Assistant M.Tech. (Thermal CFD, Thermal Systems Simulation &


Professor Engineering), Design, Internal Combustion Engines
Pursuing Ph.D
N. K. Shah Assistant M. Tech (Thermal Engg.) Internal Combustion Engines, CFD,
Professor Pursuing Ph.D. Combustion, Energy Conservation,
S. V. Jain Assistant M.Tech.(Alternate Hydro Hydro Energy, CFD
Professor Energy Systems)
B. A. Shah Assistant M.E. (Cryogenic Engg.) Cryogenics
Professor
D J Parmar Assistant M.E. (Jet Propulsion & Gas Jet propulsion & Gas Turbine
Professor Turbine)
M. M. Parekh Assistant M.E. (Cryogenic Engg) Cryogenics
Professor

Resource Persons

• Prof. S B Soni Retired Professor, L.D. College of Engineering. & Visiting Faculty–
Mech. Engg. Dept. IT,NU
• Dr P Prabhakaran Professor & Head, Mech. Engg. Dept. MS University, Vadodara
• Shri Yogesh Lavingia CEO, Lavingia Enterprises
• Shri Rajubhai Shah Chairman & Managing Director Harsha Engineers, Ahmedabad
• Dr. S A Channiwala, Professor, Mech Engg. Dept. SVNIT, Surat
• Prof. A B Patel Retired Professor, Mech. Engg. Dept., IT, NU