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About the Department

The Department of Applied Mechanics is established in 1965. It was initially named as "Department of Applied Mechanics, Hydraulic and Hydraulic Machines", which was replaced by new name "Applied Mechanics Department" in 2003.

The Department offers courses at undergraduate level on Solid Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulic Machines, Structural Analysis, Material Science, Engineering Mechanics, Mechanics of Deformable Solids, Structures, Kinematics of Mechanics, Dynamics of Machines, Theory of plates & shells, Mechanical Vibration and Nano Technology.

The department runs five Post Graduate (M.Tech.) programmes (i) Applied Mechanics, (ii) Material Science & Engineering, (iii) Fluids Engineering, and (iv) Biomedical Engineering. (v) Biotechnology. The department also offers Ph.D programme in these areas. The department also runs B.Tech. programme in Biotechnology.

The department also wishes to start a new PG programme and research in the field of Acoustics and Electro-acoustics. This field is one of the emerging areas and it is need of the hour to start this programme.

 

Thrust Area(s)

The thrust area(s) of the department can be divided into two groups: Mechanics & Materials and Fluid Mechanics involving Theoretical and Experimental studies.

(A) Composite Materials and Structures

Subareas

  •  Smart structures and materials
  •  Nano-composites and multi-scale composites
  •  Experimental and computational mechanics
  •  Composite material modeling and fabrication
  •  Biomaterials and biomechanics
  •  Micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS)
  •  Stability & Dynamics of structures
  •  Multifunctional composites
  •  Synthesis characterization and application of ceramic composites (ferrites, PZT etc)
  •  Fabrication and testing of fiber reinforced polymer composites for specific applications
  • Acoustics

 

(B) Aerodynamics

Subareas

  • Experimental studies on internal and external flows
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Passive and active flow control
  • Turbulence modeling
  •  Solid-fluid interactions
  • Applications to biological and industrial applications like human respiratory system, pump etc.

 

Heads of the Department

 

S.N

NAME

FROM

TO

MNREC

1

Prof. V.P.VASANDANI

July, 1964

Sep., 1965

2

Prof. JAINTI PRASAD

Sep., 1965

Nov., 1965

3

Prof. S.N.SINHA

Nov., 1965

Feb., 1980

4

Prof. JAINTI PRASAD

Feb., 1980

Jan., 1981

5

Prof. C.R.RAO

Jan., 1981

Mar., 1981

6

Prof. A.K.GOVIL

Mar., 1981

July, 1984

7

Prof. C.R.RAO

July, 1984

Sep., 1986

8

Prof. A.K.GOVIL

Sep., 1986

Sep., 1990

9

Prof. C.R.RAO

Sep., 1990

Oct., 1993

10

Prof. A.K.GOVIL

Oct., 1993

July, 1996

11

Prof. DINESH JHA

Aug., 1996

July, 1998

12

Prof. R.P.NIKHED

July, 1998

Mar., 2001

13

Prof. V.C.AGARWAL

Mar., 2001

Aug., 2001

14

Prof. D.N.PALIWAL

Sep., 2001

Nov., 2001

15

Prof. R.C.MEHTA

Nov., 2001

June 2002

MNNIT

1

Prof. R.C.MEHTA

26-6-2002

14-2-2005

2

Prof. TRILOKI NATH

15-2-2005

17-2-2008

3

Prof. RAKESH MATHUR

18-2-2008

17-8-2011

4

Prof. K.K.SHUKLA

18-8-2011

17-08-2013

5.

Prof. Anuj Jain

18-08-2013

Till Date

 

 

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