# Project Ideas for Students

## Wireless mobile charging

Wireless Power Transfer technology removes the disadvantage of using the wired technology that is prevalent today. Certain drawbacks of wired power transfer technology being used are the reason for adopting wireless power transfer technology.

## Tool Life Determination using MATLAB

In this project we will be determining the tool life of a drilling tool based on MATLAB and using tools of DAQ( Data Acquisition) like accelerometer an impact hammer for detection of force applied on the tool and workpiece from which we use the basic knowledge of MATLAB and LabVIEW for determination of the life cycle of the drilling bit.

## Project on Pressure Drop Analysis in a Capillary Tube

A capillary tube is a long, narrow tube of constant diameter. The word “capillary” is a misnomer since surface tension is not important in refrigeration application of capillary tubes. The capillary tube is used as an expansion device in a vapor compression refrigeration system. In this project, you are going to calculate pressure drop in the various capillary tube for R22 refrigerant and air by varying capillary tube diameter keeping the length of the tube constant and varying the tube length keeping the diameter of tube constant with the help of control valve.

## Numerical Solution and Visualization of Two Blast Wave Interaction

It is expensive to use physical experiments to get essential engineering data for designing is quite expensive. Getting engineering data of a fluid in motion, using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Simulations are relatively inexpensive. Costs are likely to be decreased as computational power has increased. So, using numerical methods to solve various flow problems is effective. In this project, you are going to solve a one-dimensional problem of interacting blast waves using the Finite Volume Method (FVM)

## Pedal Operated Water Pump

The socio-economic conditions of farmers living in villages of developing countries including India, human muscle power can be a good alternative to fulfill the energy requirements for performing many activities like water pumping. This work will eliminate the use of motor and engines to run the pump and it will use the energy which will not create any pollution. Pedaling is the most efficient way of utilizing power from human muscles. Keeping these things in mind you are going to build a pedal operated water pump.

To implement this project two single acting reciprocating pump is to be used. To supply continuous discharge, you have to connect two reciprocating pumps drive shaft. The drive shaft is powered by the foot pedals, using chain drive mechanism. The setup is built by using locally available materials to reduce the overall cost of the pump unit. Discharge of the pump is calculated theoretically as well as actually. The current work will be extended by using a hybrid mechanism to use both human power and other renewable energies.

## Analysis of Turbulence in a Two Dimensional Cavity Flow

Turbulent flows have an infinite variety ranging from the flow of blood in our body to the atmospheric flows. Everyday life gives us an intuitive knowledge of turbulence in fluids; during air travel, one often hears the word turbulence generally associated with the fastening of seat-belts. The flow passing an obstacle or an airfoil creates turbulence in the boundary layer and develops a turbulent wake which will generally increase the drag exerted by the flow on the obstacle. The majority of atmospheric or oceanic currents cannot be predicted accurately and fall into the category of turbulent flows, even in the large planetary scales. Galaxies look strikingly like the eddies which are observed in turbulent flows such as the mixing layer, and are, in a way of speaking, the eddies of a turbulent universe. Numerous other examples of turbulent flows arise in aeronautics, hydraulics, nuclear and chemical engineering, oceanography, meteorology, astrophysics, and internal geophysics. A clear understanding of this physical phenomena is one of the most essential and important problems of applied science.

## Development of LabVIEW based Distribution Control System

A DCS (Distribution Control System) is used in industry and in plants as a central operator supervisory control to monitor autonomous controller used in the plant. Nowadays these DCS are used a lot by autonomous industries. Getting a hands-on experience on how DCS works will be beneficial for an engineer. In this project, you will implement a mini version of DCS which is used to measure flow and pressure using a PID controller. So, this project work involves, designing a controller using LabVIEW and a DAQ card to control the flow and pressure using this LabVIEW based controller.

## Domestic Thermal Insulation with Sugarcane Composite

On this modern age the composite materials are become the primary material for any engineering production because composite materials have several specific properties such as high strength to weight ratio, low cost, and ease of fabrication, tensile strength, compressive strength, Impact strength, high resistance to thermal which does not realize in pure material or non-composite material. Because of its vast application, a Mechanical Engineer should know how to fabricate and teste a composite material. In this project, you will be using two waste materials i.e. bagasse and waste plastic to produce a composite. The composite can be used for the purpose of heat insulation which we can apply in our rooftops or any place where we can reduce the heat transfer. The main aspect of our project is to produce something useful out of waste materials.

## Interfacing of Proximity Sensor with PLC in Motor Speed Control Application

The Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) is a dedicated controller designed for industrial usage. It contains the various types of I/Os that are very suitably matching with the industrial instrumentation and plant control interfaces. It provides the flexibility in the programming options especially the "ladder language" that is similar to the industrial standard "ladder Network" used for designing automatic control schemes in the plants. So, getting a hands-on experience on PLC is important for an engineer to match the industrial standards. The aim of this project is to develop a drive system which can regulate the speed of the DC motor with the help of the Proximity sensor.

## Understanding The Finite Difference Method by Solving Unsteady Linear Convection Equation

Solving differential equations are always been challenging for engineers. This is because there is a lot of variants to differential equations and also the complexity of these equations varies with respect to a number of variables involved and order of the equation. A differential equation which describes a physical problem is very complex and cannot be solved by an analytical approach. So, studying numerical methods is important for an engineer. In this project, you will learn the Finite Difference Method (Numerical Method) by solving a Linear Convection equation.