The department of mechanical engineering, being one of the largest and oldest departments of the institute, caters to its students with class tutorial and state-of-the-art laboratories. The department is continuously striving to achieve excellence in education, academic and industry oriented research as well as consultancy work with service to the society.
Research in fluid and thermal engineering comprises everything from hydraulic pumps to jet engines. A team of research students and faculty members work collectively to model the fluid dynamics and heat flow problems computationally to translate into real-life situations. The research areas in fluids and thermal includes Computational methods for Incompressible flows, DNS and LES of Turbulence, Energy management, and conservation, High-speed aerodynamics, Interfacial heat and mass transport, Metal hydride based thermal machines, Micro and nano-scale thermal/fluid transport, Micro-fuel cells, Thermal aspects of biological systems, Thermal radiation.
Manufacturing engineering has been one of the significant focus research areas of Mechanical Engineering at IITG. Presently, the researchers investigate every aspect of manufacturing, from automotive and aerospace to electronics and medical applications. The manufacturing engineering group at IITG work on diversified research areas like Bio-MEMS, Casting, CAD/CAM/CIM, Coating, Composites, Computer Application in Metal Forming, Design and Manufacturing, Electromagnetic pulse processing, FEM, Neural Network, Fuzzy Set Application, Genetic Algorithms and Fuzzy logic in manufacturing, Mechatronics, Metal Forming, Unconventional machining processes, Welding of lightweight metals, Welding Process Monitoring.
The machine design group in the mechanical engineering department is diverse, consisting of experimentalists and computational experts who work on many ground-breaking as well as classical problems inspired by materials physics, biology, and automotive engineering. Some of the key research areas include Acoustics, Active Materials, Composites, Dynamics and Vibrations, Finite Element Method and Analysis, Fracture Mechanics and Design, Robotics, Micromechanics, Nanocomposites, Rolling Element Bearings Design and Analysis, Smart Structures, Tribology.