Thermal Engineering Lab



The Thermal Engineering Lab provides a platform for the students to launch into the world of engines and refrigeration equipments. The available facilities include test rigs for diesel and petrol engines, compressors and blowers. A computerised variable compression ratio diesel engine test rig is also installed. A separate section is devoted to the performance measurements of vapour compression refrigeration system air conditioning system, heat pumps etc. The lab is well equipped to determine the calorific value and other parameters of any fuel used in engines. The Heat Transfer section details with different experimental set-ups on the study, analysis and measurement of heat transfer. The facilities available include heat exchangers emissivity measuring apparatus, and different experimental set-ups on conduction, convection and radiation.

4C- 4S Petrol engine test rig
4C-4S Diesel engine test rig
Shriram Honda generator
Centrifugal blower test rig
Reciprocating air compressor
Redwood viscometer
Saybolt viscometer

Heat Engines Section

Determination of viscosity of given oil using Redwood Viscometer
Determination of viscosity of given oil using Saybolt Viscometer
Determination of flash and fire point of given oil
Preparation of valve timing diagram of IC engine
Performance test on multistage air compressor
Performance test on centrifugal blower
Load test on single cylinder, four stroke, petrol engine test rig
Load test on single cylinder four stroke diesel engine test rig with electric loading
Load test on single cylinder, four stroke, diesel engine test rig with rope brake dynamometer
Load test on twin cylinder, four stroke, diesel engine test rig with hydraulic dynamometer
Load test on four cylinder, four stroke, petrol engine with eddy current dynamometer
Load test on single cylinder, two stroke, petrol engine test rig with ac alternator loading
Load test on four cylinder ,four stroke, diesel engine test rig with eddy current dynamometer
Load test on twin cylinder, four stroke, diesel engine test rig with electric brake dynamometer
Heat balance test on twin cylinder four stroke diesel engine test rig with hydraulic dynamometer
Heat balance test on four cylinder, four stroke petrol engine test rig with eddy current dynamometer
Heat balance test on four cylinder four stroke diesel engine test rig with eddy current dynamometer
Heat balance test on twin cylinder four stroke diesel engine test rig with electric brake dynamometer
Morse test on twin cylinder four stroke diesel engine with hydraulic dynamometer
Morse test on four cylinder , four stroke, petrol engine test rig with eddy current dynamometer

Refrigeration And Air Conditioning

Performance test on vapour compression refrigeration system
Performance test on vapour compression air conditioning system
Performance test on domestic refrigerator
Performance test on ice plant
Performance test on mechanical heat pump
Performance test on split air conditioner

Name of the faculty-in-charge

Bijesh R.

Technical staff

Anish A.P.
Sajeev P.V.
Hareesh Kumar A.S.
Binesh K.
Shanil Kumar Karayi
Abhilash R.S