ASME (American society of Mechanical Engineers) is a professonal association formed by a few industrialists in North America in the year 1880 which was mainly focused on Mechanical Engineering. But ASME is today multidisciplinary and global. ASME holds a variety of competitions every year for engineering students around the world, Human powered vehicle challenge (HPVC), Students Design Challenge (SDC),Old Guard Competitions, Innovation Showcase etc. Now ASME has one of its key offices in New Delhi also. Student chapters of ASME are now entrusted to conduct these types of Design competitions, Innovation Showcase etc.
ASME – SLDC 2K15 (Student Led Design Conference)
Now ASME has one of its key offices in New Delhi also. Student chapters of ASME are now entrusted to conduct these types of Design competitions. ASME India conducted Student led design conference (SLDC 2K15) for the academic year 2014-’15 , dividing the Indian chapters into 8 Zones.
The selected hosts:
Zone 1:- (Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab & Uttarakhand)
Lovely Professional University, Punjab
Zone 2:- (Uttar Pradesh & Haryana)
GLA University, Mathura (Ganeshi Lal Agarwal)
Zone 3:- (Delhi & N.C.R.)
Delhi Technological University, New Delhi
Zone 4:- (Bihar, Orissa, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and other North Eastern States)
ISM Dhanbad ( Indian School of mines)
Zone 6:- (Gujarat, Goa & Maharashtra)
Zone 7:- (Andhra Pradesh & Telangana)
CBIT, Hyderabad - ( Chaithanya Bharathi Institute of Technology)
Zone 8:- (Karnataka, Kerala & Tamil Nadu)
The Curtain Raiser of the programme was held on 15th October 2015. The contraption presented was highly appreciated. The contraption team was headed by Mr.NITHIN.H, Faculty Mechanical Engg.,supported by Mr. Martin Antony, Faculty, Mech.Engg. and the students Nikhil, Mithun, Mhd. Salik.Nithin Varghese, Jeffin boban, Justin Philip, Arun k and many more.
The three day programme was officially inaugurated by Mr. S Ananthanarayanan, Retd Director of NPOL (Naval Physical and Oceanographic laboratory) on 16th October 2015 in a function presided over by Mr. Paul Mundadan , Chairman , Governing Body , FISAT, attended by the members of management, faculty , students and participants from other colleges.
The various events in the 3 day programme held on 16th, 17th and 18th October 2015 :
Student Design Contest (SDC)
The challenge was to design and develop a scaled-down version of a transporter capable of delivering granular materials, which was guided by, one person. The engineering design constraints and evaluation procedures for the device were given.
Current and relevant issues faced by the industries of today was the topic. Theoretical knowledge was applied to find the solution for the issue . The issue was solved practically and presented through power point presentation. The team consisted of 4 members.
This competition was designed to emphasize the ability to deliver clear, concise and effective oral presentations, particularly pertaining to some sphere in which an engineer should be involved .Each student presentation lasted fifteen minutes and was followed by a five minute “Question and Answer” (Q&A) period.. The subject matter of each presentation addressed a technical, economic or environmental aspect of engineering or other basic engineering theme.
This was designed to emphasize the ability to deliver a visual presentation .Areas in the field of mechanical engineering were chosen as the topic.
It was an event to showcase the designing skills and bring out the creativity. This competition was intended to encourage the delivery of visual presentations using web page technology. The participants were allowed to choose any topic of their own choice . For Example , the website of a technical fest of the college or related to scientefic topics .
This competition put great emphasis on one's ability to deliver clear, concise and effective presentations to an audience, particularly pertaining to some sphere which an engineer should be involved.The subject matter of each presentation was to address a technical, economic or environmental aspect of engineering or other basic engineering theme.
The challenge was to create a robot whose sole purpose was to push, throw, flip, drag, or otherwise move the opponent out of the arena within a stipulated time. This event was aimed to test one Robot against another robot in the field .
In this workshop, the participants learnt to design and develop a remote controlled car on their own. The students experienced every aspect of the design, development and debugging process. The workshop addressed the most modern trends of combining the concepts of mechanical engineering, electronics engineering and wireless communication engineering. The students were trained to use three professional softwares. Each section of the workshop was carefully organized to provide enough hands on experience to each participant. At the end of the workshop the students were given an opportunity to participate in a race with the RC Cars they made.
Quiz Topics - Basic Engineering, G.K related to engineering and technology, latest advancements in technologies.
Cultural night was organized in the eve of second day. Students of Mechanical Engineering as well as other Departments performed in the show.
The Coordinators for the Programme were Mr. Jiju. PP, Mr.JITHIN H & Mr. Martin Antony , Faculty , Mechanical Engineering. Student representatives were, Student Convenor: Jithu Paulose, Chairman: Yadukrishnan, Vice Chairman: Vignesh Padmanabhan, Treasurer : Sourabh A, Secretary: Jyothis Kiran, and Technical Head :Raghunath Sajeev.