Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (Deemed University), Pune, consisting of nine Departments and three Schools at present imparting education, training, research, and development with an emphasis on defence technology. The Department of Mechanical Engineering is one of the important departments in the Institute since 1976. Presently, the department is offering unique, specialized programmes in the country, namely Armament and Combat Vehicle (ACV), Marine, Robotics, and Mechanical System Design (MSD) at the Post Graduate level besides Ph.D. and Master of Science (By Research) programmes. These programmes are open for all students under sponsored (DRDO, DPSUs, Industry, and Tri-services, etc.) and general categories. The placement history of our M Tech students is at par with that of premier Institutes/Universities within the country. The department covers various mechanical engineering disciplines and reaches out to diverse application areas, including armaments, combat vehicles, marine engineering, space, control, and many others. The department has many highly qualified and reputed faculty strengths and has exposure with a broad experience in various research areas. Such as Composite materials/structures, Impact dynamics of composite structures, Repairing technology and Life assessment of composite structures, Mechanical behavior of materials for Defense applications, High-speed machining/green machining of aerospace materials, CFD, Two-Phase Flow, Vehicle dynamics and Condition monitoring, etc. The department is well equipped with high-end research facilities, such as a miniature gas turbine test facility, PIV system, High-Performance Computing facility in mechanical system design and analysis. The department possessed many latest licensed version software on modelling, analysis, and design of components/parts/sub-assembly/structures, machines, mechanisms, etc. In the past and most recently, the department has completed/continuing many outstanding research and development sponsored projects funded by various Government agencies with importance to defense such as CFD analysis of the HP turbine of Kaveri engine, FE analysis of the suspension system of ICV Abhay, and Iong range mortar (120 mm), etc. The department is also aiming to carry out R & D projects on Ballistic Penetration of Armour materials, Design and Development of Spar Wingskin Joint for Integral Structural Construction of Aircraft wings and Development of nano-filler (NF)/polymer composites for armour applications, etc. The Department is actively contributing to the Institute’s overall academic growth and development in terms of administration. For the last many years, the department has almost 25 percent of the Institute student strength.
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