A Short Term Course: EAACM-2k16

A Short Term Course: EAACM-2k16

Debasis Choudhury | Oct 24, 2016

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Recently, the Department of Mechanical Engineering organized a short term course on “EXPERIMENTAL APPROACHES FOR ANALYSIS AND CONDITION MONITORING OF MACHINERY (EAACMM-2016)" during 5th to 7th October. The program was sponsored by TEQIP and was open for all the faculty as well as the students who were interested in knowing the the faults in the various dynamics of a machinery.

The program was inaugurated with the lighting of the lamp by the chief guest of the occasion Dr. M.R.S Satya Narayana, Joint Secretary, Condition Monitoring Society of India. He is also the TEQIP coordinator at GITAM University, Vishakapatnam. He graced the occasion with his presence and sharing the dais with him were Prof.R.K. Sahoo (the interim Director), Prof. S.S. Mahapatra (HOD of the Mechanical Department) and Prof.K. Pramanik (coordinator, TEQIP). The inauguration programme took around 30 minutes to fold up which was followed by a High Tea session. It was soon followed up by the Lecture on fatigue analysis and failures and the invited dignitary was Prof. P.K Ray who gave a wonderful speech on the topic. He was a professor at our institute in the Mechanical Department and has retired lately. Then until 12.45 the two concepts were introduced, namely Introduction to Experimental Stress and Vibration Analysis and Basic principles of vibration and noise analysis which was followed by the lunch break. Then there was a lecture on Modelling of gas-foil bearings by Prof. Suraj Kumar Behera, follow up to the experimental stress and vibrational analysis-II. After the tea break there was a 1-hour long session on Introduction to dynamics of rotors and lab visit and experimental analysis in stress analysis labs which ended day one.


Then with new zeal and vigour the second day started with Lecture on Experimental Stress and Vibration Analysis by Prof.S.K. Sahoo, a follow up to the first day’s discussion and an invited lecture on Introduction to Digital signal processing by Professor Upendra Kumar of the ECE Department which was followed by a tea break. Resuming from the break there was a lecture on “Vibro-acoustic analysis of laminated structures” by Prof.S.K. Panda after which the program continued on the ideas of Principles of Condition monitoring. The afternoon session of the event contained lectures on “Condition Monitoring” of rolling element bearings by Prof. Pawan K Kankar belonging from IIIT- Jabalpur, signal based health monitoring, first part of application of Aluminium in condition monitoring and rounded up the day with a visit to the vibrations lab.


On the third day, there were programmes on Application of artificial intelligence tools for condition monitoring, Bio-Signal controlled sensing devices, experimental noise and vibration methodology and case studies of bearings and machine tools which was followed by a lunch break. Resuming from the break there was a discussion about Condition Monitoring of Machinery which mainly concerned with the softwares. Then there was a course quiz in which students were given some questions to puzzle their mind and come with solutions later. The final touch to the programme was given by giving away the valedictory and certificate presentations to the faculty members as well as the students by the HOD of the department. There was less participation on this day as it was the onset of holidays and research scholars couldn’t make it because of such short notice.


Speaking to Monday Morning, Prof. S.K Panda who gave a guest lecture said about the programme,

I gave a lecture how wipro acoustics can be used for condition monitoring. I gave my viewpoint on how laminated structures can be utilised in radiation exchange and acoustic behaviour. My lecture concerned how these can be modelled without any software.


The coordinator, Mr. J. Srinivasan, one of the faculty members of the mechanical department when asked about the conduction and success of the programme was quoted as saying,

I would like to thank TEQIP for the support as they provided the funding required to conduct the event. They encouraged us to invite members from outside and provided the necessary funding. I would also like to thank the faculty members and students who took part in the course. The objective of the course was to give knowledge about the experimental methods in Condition Monitoring and was open for all faculty, scholars as well as students as it’s a. Condition Monitoring is an inter disciplinary subject and deals with the failures of the machines for long running machines which can’t be diagnosed easily. I was very happy with the fact that everything went as planned but was disappointed with the attendance. Students can benefit from listening to the speakers who have such huge experience. So, I would urge the students to attend such seminars which would encourage speakers as well as augment their own knowledge about the subject.


On being asked when the next seminar is going to be held, Mr. Srinivasan told MM that it’s going to be in April in the next year. Team MM urges the same message as Mr. J. Srinivasan and asks the students to attend such seminars and workshops in their leisure time.

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