WORKSHOP ON GREEN VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY
The forenoon session on “The next generation lightweight materials for green vehicles” was conducted by Dr Suresh Nagesh, Chair Professor, PESIT, Bangalore. Dr Arul Mozhi Selvan of NIT, Trichy gave a talk on the the Alternate fuel options for green vehicles. In the afternoon session, Mr. Sudhakar Rao Peram of Dassault Systems Chennai spoke on the real time CAE simulations for automotive industry for optimum design.
The global automotive industry is moving towards a green future. The auto world has taken three different paths towards the green route in the form of Electric, Hybrid and Fuel Cell vehicles. With the growing environmental consciousness and the adverse effects of climate change, the Government of India and the governments of various Indian states are supporting many initiatives for the development of ecofriendly technologies, which can reduce the carbon footprint emanating from India.
The Indian government, in an effort to move towards non-polluting modes of transport, rolled out the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020 in January this year with the aim to get 6-7 million Electric and Hybrid vehicles on the roads of India by the year 2020.
WORKSHOP ON DIGITAL PROTOTYPING
The Department of Automobile Engineering conducted a workshop on Digital Prototyping on 31st August 2013 for all the Core branches of KCT and which was presented by Mr.S.Rajesh Srinivasan, Autodesk Professional, KKM Soft, Chennai. 75 students of Automobile and other Engineering departments participated in the workshop. The workshop dealt with the role of Autodesk in Automobile Engineering and the discussed about Digital Prototyping using Autodesk. A product demo was also given to the students on Autodesk Inventor software and Autodesk simulation CFD.
AUTODESK INVENTOR-SHORT TERM TRAINING COURSE
In tandem with the MOU signed between Department of Automobile Engineering and Autodesk, a Six week short term value added training was conducted by the Department of Automobile Engineering in Association with Autodesk from the 25th of September to the 7th November at CEAD (Centre of Excellence in Advanced Design) and about 66 students attended the training and received certificates after the successful completion of training which ended with an examination. All the 66 students expressed that they had benefitted by this training which enhanced their understanding about design. This training is another milestone in the road of the achievements of the department. Similar training will be organized in the future which will strengthen the faculty and students as there are lots of opportunities in the near future for Automotive designs in India.
WORKSHOP ON AUTOMOTIVE SKETCHING
Automotive Sketching is primarily concerned with developing the visual appearance or aesthetics of the vehicle, though it is also involved in the creation of the product concept. The workshop started with a session on ‘Styling of commercial vehicles for 2030’ which was handled by Mr. G Sathiyaseelan, General Manager & Head Styling, Ashok Leyland and followed by ‘Automotive Sketching competition’ for all the participants During the Technical Session on engineering behind Automotive Styling by Mr. M. Vimalathithan, Manager, Trim Engineering COE, Mahindra & Mahindra, Chennai highlighted about the importance of product planning for vehicle development jointly by Engineering and Styling teams. The day ended up with a guest lecture session by Mr. M. Manivannan, General Manager Product Development from Pricol Limited, Coimbatore gave a lecture on Automotive Styling of Passenger Vehicles.
INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON MOTORSPORTS ENGINEERING
Department of Automobile Engineering conducted INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON “MOTORSPORTS ENGINEERING” on Tuesday, 19th July 2016 in association with ARA Institute of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. More than 200 engineering students from various colleges across Tamil Nadu were benefitted and we had motorsport veterans Mr. Greame Harris, Lecturer Mechanical Engineering from ARA Institute of Canterbury, Mr. N. Leelakrishnan, Chief Technical Director – Red Rooster Performance, Dr. M. Leenus Jesu Martin, Head of Department of Automobile Engineering and Team Principal of various off road, formula and electric vehicle development teams in SRM University and Mr. T. S. Diljith, Founder and Chairman, DTS Racing for the workshop sessions.
KCT MINI DIRT BIKE COMPETITIONS
KCT MINI DIRT BIKE is a National Level Mini-Bike Design and Fabrication contest conducted by Department of Automobile Engineering in association with SAEINDIA KCT Collegiate Club and KCT Automotive Association every year since 2014 in our own Dirt Track which is about 1.6 km length with multiple bends and obstacles testing the student developed mini dirt bike’s performance.