AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS (ASME)
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is an American professional association that, in its own words, "promotes the art, science, and practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe" via continuing education, training and professional development, codes and standards. ASME FISAT student chapter initiated budding in the year of 2015 and went forth to enhance the quality level of practical education provided at the institute. Its rapid growth and development throughout the branch enabled it to secure the “Outstanding student section award” in a span of less than 3 years, in the year of 2016. The immense dedication of the office bearers aided in the advancement of the association ensuring no lag in its growing pace.
ASME FISAT has a dynamic posture of working which enables them to pursue greater heights all the while by accommodating positive ideas. During the course of its excellent working period, the fourth official committee envisaged an online platform to publish and record all its achievements and activities. The introduction of this association in the college proved to be an exemplary add-on to the academic lives of the students.
There are a variety of challenges put forth by ASME every year which contributes to the intellectual working of the students. The chapter has always encouraged the students to participate in such competitions for their personal skill and knowledge development. Such competitions provide a social and professional exposure to its participants increasing each and every student’s productivity in today’s world. As of now, the students have primarily participated in the Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC) and the Student Design Competition.
Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC)
The HPVC focuses on a design challenge put forth in the aspect of human powered vehicles. Human powered vehicles are highly engineered aerodynamic vehicles powered by human muscles which are capable of attaining speeds of 60mph.
ASME conducts HPVC each year challenging its participants to bring about methods to enhance the safety, design and performance of the vehicles. The extreme ends visualize a practical and legible method for an economical routine use of the vehicle.
It covers all engineering aspects making it an excellent competition in every manner. Participating in this challenge has brought about a number of advantages to the students. The students experienced a quality social and technical exposure. It enabled the students to emphasize themselves in the area of designing, analysis, fabrication and testing. Members who did not even have the slightest knowledge about design and analysis software have now proved to be an expert themselves. Application of theoretical knowledge, which is quite a difficult task for many students, have been made possible through this challenge.
Student Design Competition (SDC)
SDC club or Student Design Competition Club aims at providing a fun-filled opportunity for the students to broaden their knowledge in fields like robotics, electronics, programming, mechanics, design, manufacturing etc. The club members will also be able to participate in the International Student Design Competition, conducted by ASME. The main objective of the club is to provide a platform for students to present their solutions to a range of design problems, from everyday household tasks to groundbreaking space explorations. The club also aims to:
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.