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Informals 2020

As this troublesome pandemic ended up sucking the fun out of the vibrant Fresher’s Party, we looked for a way to make it up to the sorry freshers by conducting Informals 2020- An opportunity for the Freshers in the Mechanical Department to showcase their talents and moreover, interact with their peers. And we attracted a wholesome participation.

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There was an overwhelming response from freshers who shared their stories with us on Instagram. Some wrote up about their interests , some shared their dashing pictures and memories while others presented their feelings. This helped Freshers to know each other remotely and provided them an opportunity for an informal “flipped mode” interaction between them. All entries were quite enticing and we decided to choose some titles for the best ones.
After due deliberation, we arrived at the following titles for some mesmerizing entries:
Mr Informal- Parth Jaiswal
Ms Informal- Divyanshi Thakur
Mr Shutterbug- Yash Shirke
Ms Creative Bug- Chinmaya Gupta

Research Internship 101

Mechanical Engineering Society, IIT Delhi conducted Research Internship 101, an information sharing session, on 17th November 2020. The event turned out to be a great success with a large student turnout and also praises pouring in from students of all branches who attended the event.
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The event was aimed at helping second-third year B. Tech. students with relevant information which would help them in securing a research internship in foreign universities. In the starting, we had a number of extraordinary seniors sharing their experiences with the audience. They had secured their interns in prestigious universities and B-schools in a number of countries ranging from Sweden, Australia, Hong Kong and so on. Also, these interns were diverse in the research areas. This helped the audience to get an idea of various research fields like Machine Learning, Robotics, Data science etc. in which research could be done.

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After this, we had an intensive Q and A session which further helped the audience to gather information about various processes involved in getting an internship and how to go about them. In all, it was a very informative session. Due to the pandemic, this event was conducted online. The event received overwhelming response and was conducted successfully despite of the online nature due to the pandemic.
Thus, Research Internship 101, proved out a wonderful opportunity for curious students to know about research internships and also to clear their doubts with respect to the processes involved in it.

 

Mechathon 2020

Mechathon 2020, a technical event conducted by the Mechanical Engineering Society of IITD, turned out to be a massive success, witnessing a plethora of registrations from students all over the country. In totality, 178 teams registered for the event, showcasing their technical abilities and mechanical intellect to solve real world problems. This event amassed the most number of participants ever, making it the largest event organized by the Mechanical Engineering Society of IIT Delhi.

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The event proved to be an informative as well as an entertaining one, especially amidst all the chaos caused by the pandemic. The participants really put in their utmost efforts, be it extensive researches related to the problem or the innovations embedded in their solutions. After an intense competition among the contesting teams, 6 of them were shortlisted for the final round, in which the selected teams had to virtually present their solution, and justify them as well. Each one of the teams proved their mettle until the very end, making it an even tougher task for the judges.

Finally, after due deliberation and discussion, Team Pesu-Blr, from PES University of Bengaluru, emerged as the winner, with Team Bolt heads occupying the second place and the third position was secured by NilMechs, a team from IIT Delhi itself.

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Out-and-out, Mechathon 2020 was a wonderful opportunity for various budding industrialists to exhibit their prowess in their core sectors, and a learning stage for many, which straight-up skyrocketed its success.

 

Freshers Party’19

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The mechanical freshers’ party was held on 17th September at FLYP Cafe, Connaught Place. It was an immense success and the largest event organised by the Mechanical Engineering Society till date. The ambience and groovy music surely provided a charged atmosphere for the facchas to enjoy the night.

Delicious food and chilled drinks just added to the fun. There were many exciting titles that were given out, including Mr. & Ms. Fresher of the mechanical society, and best dressed. The facchas participated with utmost enthusiasm, and performed a wide variety of entertaining acts that were enjoyed by everyone present. At the end of all performances, two winners emerged, Lakshay Jangid and Chenika Garg. Overall, this party gave everyone a chance to bond with their peers, and enjoy themselves to the fullest while creating new connections.

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Freshers Party’18

The mechanical freshers’ party, held on 8th October at K. Boulevard club, Saket, was arguably the best party organized by the Mechanical Engineering Society till date. How? It’s easy. This is only the second time our freshers’ has been held outside IITD, beyond the walls of a lecture hall, and be assured, this year’s party definitely upped the standard of the events that MES organizes. Unlike most of dull freshers’ held within the IIT, this event was an exhilarating experience for the fachhas, who were desperately waiting for the event to happen. Late but memorable! Tasteful music, delicious food, a charged atmosphere, all the ingredients in making of a night where people had a blast. Enthusiastic freshers showcased their talent in the run for the title of Mr. and Ms. Fresher of the mechanical society, ranging from dancing, singing, stand-up to beatboxing. The ultimate winners were Chakshur Tyagi and Aditi Meena. All in all, it was time well-spent for everyone, giving them an opportunity to fraternize and bond with their fellow mates, have fun with them.

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Boeing National Aero-modelling Competition 2018


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Aerospace giant Boeing organises National level Aeromodelling Competition annually to promote young talent with the vision to provide a unified national platform for students interested in aerospace and related engineering disciplines – to demonstrate their aeromodelling expertise. The Competition has two stages ie Zonals and Finale. Zonals are organised at IIT Bombay (West) IIT Kanpur (North) IIT Madras (South) and IIT Kharagpur (East). Coming to the Finale only the top 3 teams from each zonal are selected for the finals which is organised at IIT Delhi. This year the fifth annual Boeing National Aeromodelling competition Finale which was organised during the Open house of IIT Delhi (21st April 2018) had witnessed a huge audience of 400-500 students.

Pratyush Kumar (President – Boeing India, Vice president- Boeing International) had quoted it is really fantastic to see the budding talent and that the sheer talent and numbers are a testimonial to the immense potential of India’s engineering sector. He had personally congratulated the winners and awarded them the prize money which is a staggering 100000 for the winners, 50000 for the First runner’s up and 30000 for the second runner’s up.

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The event also experienced a huge media cover up among national and international channels.

Prof.Naresh Varma Datla of Mechanical Dept. along with Tanmay Bunker CEO of Boltab Dynamics had been the judges for the event. Deputy Director Prof. M, Balakrishnan of CSE dept., Prof. PVM Rao, Prof. Amit Gupta and Prof. Supreet Sing Bahga of Mechanical dept. along with guests professors from IIT Kanpur and Kharagpur have appeared for the award ceremony on the same evening on the day of the Competition.

Aerotrix along with IIT Delhi’s Aeromodelling Club had jointly organised the event. This annual event is one of the clubs most cherished event as students with interest and expertise in aeromodelling from all over the country meet.

Article  By- Shiv Teja

Research Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering


Often a  student thinks that what can I do after doing this course or after learning that subject and he tries to find whats happening at the cutting edge. In this article we have cherry-picked a few areas related to mechanical engineering which are seeing a tremendous growth at present. Students can indulge in projects related to those areas to really sharpen their skills and to understand how their studies and coursework fits into the bigger picture of industrial advancement.  It is impossible to cover every frontier of research in field of mechanical engineering in this small article but nevertheless lets begin our journey

  1. Computational Fluid Dynamics

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CFD is currently a very fast growing field in mechanical engineering with its application in areas from simulations of gas turbine and rocket engines to studying of flow in blood vessels. This field requires a multidisciplinary knowledge of Computer Science, Numerical Methods and Mechanical Engineering (Obviously!). Research in this field is now primarily focused on more accurate numerical schemes and algorithms to solve Navier-Stokes equations. Researchers are working on development of more sophisticated turbulence models. To give more natural look to special effects related to fluid flow(Like smoke, flood) used in sci-fi movies researcher are woking on improving image processing based on CFD data. More info on this can be found at Making Animated Fluids Look More Realistic.  Students can involve with the faculty members working in similar areas to get a gist of this field.

2. Microfluidics

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The field of micro-fluidics is quiet new on the horizon of mechanical engineering. This area deals with the study of behavior, control and manipulation of fluid flows happening at very small geometrical scales. It is multidisciplinary field at the intersection of mechanical engineering, theoretical physics, electronics, biotechnology and nanotechnology with its application in developing more efficient medical devices, clinical pathology etc. Recently people have started working on development of more efficient heat transfer mechanisms using microfluidic structures.

3. Additive Manufacturing

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As it is evident from the name itself, Additive manufacturing is the technique in which a product is manufactured by adding very thin layers of material one by one. Companies like General Electric, Boeing, Rolls Royce are in a race to gain edge in this field of additive manufacturing which have a potential of completely revolutionizing the way we manufacture our cars, jet engines, aircraft etc. If you want to be in manufacturing sector then this is the research area for you. More information regarding this can be found on following link: Additive Manufacturing

4.Composites

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The new Boeing-787 Dream-liner is revolutionary plane which is much more efficient than its parent Boeing planes mainly because it is made of composite materials rather than conventional aluminium. The area of composites is promising new heights to the whole sector of design and manufacturing. Researchers all over world are working on development of new composite materials that can withstand extreme stress and temperature. Students with good background in material science should consider working in this area.

5. Robotics

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Whenever name of scientific advance came into our mind somewhere or the other we think about robots and autonomous machines. It is such a fascinating field that almost every engineering student have thought of working in it at one point or another in his life. This is a interdisciplinary field involving skills from computer science, mechanical and electronics engineering. People are working on using machine learning algorithms to train robots to perform specified tasks in manufacturing sectors. Students can work on the projects related to design of mechanisms, feedback and control systems and information processing etc.

We hope that this article provides you a comprehensive view of areas in which you can work to improve your skills and to better enjoy your courses. Again this is just tip of the iceberg, apart from above you can look for areas like propulsion, acoustic, vibrations, control systems, Bio-mechanics etc.

Article By- Anand Sangwan

Talk By Prof. Sandeep Juneja

The mechanical engineering society organized a talk titled “Financial Credit Risk” the mechanical engineering seminar room.
The speaker of the event was Prof. Sandeep Juneja who is the Dean at the School of Technology and Computer Science in Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai. His research
interests lie in applied probability including in mathematical finance, Monte Carlo methods, and game theoretic analysis of queues.
The talk mainly focused on mathematical models for conditional default probabilities for corporate loans simple closed form approximations to the maximum likelihood estimator (MLE).

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It was really an enriching one.
The talk was attended by many Professors of the Mechanical Engineering Department and some research scholars of the field. Light Refreshments were also served during the course of the event. The event concluded with a gesture of appreciation from Prof Supreet Singh Bagha, President of the Mechanical Engineering Society and organizer of this talk.

Article By-  Kartik Gupta

Farewell Dinner


To end the journey of four years of Undergraduate life on a memorable note, farewell  dinner  for  students  of  mechanical  department  was organised on 11th April,2018.  The program witnessed great participation from students as well as faculty’s side.The program  begins  with  informal  talk  session  with the   graduating   students   and   faculty   members.  Students  shared   their experience  of  four  years  with  faculty  members  and  rejoiced  their stay in campus. Students  shared  the  challenges  they faced during their stay at IIT and  exchanged  ideas  on  how  to  improve  the  academic  and  social environment of IIT to further promote a better and balanced all round development of a student.

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Faculties also shared their memorable encounters with students and talked about the future career prospects  and how  they  can  make  a  difference  in society.  After that some informal  games  were organised which saw a great participation  from  both  student’s  and faculty’s side. Faculty and students were  divided  into  four  teams.  Then  after  dinner  memento  distribution ceremony was held in the lawn of faculty guest house.

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Finally all faculty members wished the graduating batch of mechanical department a very good luck for their future endeavors and an informal group photo-shoot was held afterwards.

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Article by-Anand Sangwan

Talk by Prof. Sushanta Mitra


The mechanical engineering society organized a talk titled “Capillarity and Wetting: Fundamentals & Applications” on November 16, Thursday at the mechanical engineering committee room.

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The speaker of the event was Prof.  Sushanta Mitra who is the Executive Director of the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology and a Professor in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo. This enriching talk which gave an in depth knowledge about the capillary forces was attended by nearly all the professors of the mechanical engineering department and some research scholars of the field. Light refreshments were also served during the course of the event. The event concluded with a note from Prof Supreet Singh Bagha, the president of the mechanical engineering society and the organizer of this talk.