Department of Mechanical Engineering

Welcome to the Mechanical Engineering Department. Mechanical Engineering is one of the basic engineering branches with its large application fields. Mechanical engineers have been performing their important duty such as improving the living standards of civilized societies successfully. Mechanical engineers are studying on modern systems of present day such as automotive, train, Aircraft and ship industries, power plants, air-conditioning systems, robots, heating/cooling systems and etc. In mechanical engineering, several sub-branches were developed in order to study in the application areas above such as construction and manufacturing, thermodynamics, energy, machine theory and dynamics. The purpose of this department is to build engineers who can use the modern technologies and to encourage the production development by providing the students the current knowledge about mechanical engineering fields. In our department, by observing the future targets of the industry, young and dynamic academicians are working to build the engineers who will be able to compete with the world. At the graduate level, we offer Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (M.Sc. Engg.) and Doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees. I congratulate those who share our purposes. On behalf of all the academicians, I wish all the students success for their education and their life after graduation. I also wish you a pleasant visit to our website.

Prof. Md. Golam Kader
Professor and Head Department of Mechanical Engineering
Khulna University of Engineering & Technology
Email: headme@kuet.ac.bd
Phone: +88041-774900, +88041-769468-75 Ext. 400




OUR ACHIEVEMENT


KUET's reputation for excellence is reflected in a range of recent independent assessments and rankings, research outcomes, and staff and student achievements. Mechanical Engineering department is one of the major & oldest department of the university. Our department's achievement is built upon the paths forged by our pioneering, antecedent students whose contribution to the economic, social and cultural life of the country as well as abroad for more than 40 years. Today, the university continues to earn national and global recognition for outstanding achievement in a number of areas including:



  • Institutional awards and rankings

  • Teaching and learning

  • Research

  • Students

  • Staff

  • Infrastructure

Established : 04-05-1974
Head : Prof. Prof. Md. Golam Kader
Location : Old Academic Building
( Mecanical Building)
Phone : +88041-774900
+88041-769471-Ext-400
Fax : +88041-774900
Email : headme@kuet.ac.bd
Website : www.kuet.ac.bd/ME
No Of Faculty Member : 33
No Of Students : 537
Degree Offered

B.Sc , M.Sc , Ph.D
Research

Undergraduate Research:


The Undergraduate Research is a university-wide program dedicated to fostering scholarly engagement and intellectual growth. The mission is to make research an integral part of the undergraduate academic experience at the department of Mechanical Engineering by creating mutually beneficial research relationships between students and faculty researchers. The research starts here after completing the 3rd year 2nd term as well at starting of the final year. All students are distributed among our highly experienced faculty members to their thesis/project work.


Benefits for students:



  • Gain valuable research skills and relevant experience

  • Develop professional relationships with faculty members and other researchers

  • Earn credit hours for the undergraduate degree.


Benefits for faculty members and other researchers:



  • Receive research assistance from talented & motivated undergraduates

  • Get to know and mentor individual students

  • Provide valuable research training for the next generation of researchers


Graduate Research:


At the Mechanical Engineering department, graduate students can expect unsurpassed research opportunities across a wide spectrum of disciplines. With a large amount worth of research expenditures, KUET is consistently in the top of Bangladeshi institutions for research expenditures. Research Groups There are several research groups working continuously for developing their knowledge & skill. Almost all of the faculty members are involved in some sort of research group.


KUET AEROLAB:


Our newly formed Aerodynamics lab brings a new chapter in the field of aerodynamics and aeromechanics. Here highly motivated teachers and interested students turn their hope & dream into the reality. Recently This group is trying to develop Unmanned Arial Vehicle (UAV) in this lab. The UAVs can perform several functions: surveillance, information gathering, data storage and their transmission to the ground stations, including the function of interference, when needed.


Involved Faculty Members:

I. Name of the Teacher: Dr. Mohammad Mashud Designation:Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering Mobile no.: +880-1713-255226 E-mail id:mdmashudATme.kuet.ac.bd II. Name of the Teacher: Md. Amzad Hossain Designation:Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering Mobile no.: +880-1721-269426 E-mail id:mdamzadATme.kuet.ac.bd III.Name of the Teacher:Md. Fazle Rabbi Designation:Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering Mobile no.: +880-1911-513677 E-mail id:fazlerabbiATme.kuet.ac.bd IV.Name of the Teacher:Md. Rasedul Islam Designation:Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering Mobile no.: +880-1912-354501 E-mail id:rased_islamATme.kuet.ac.bd V.Name of the Teacher:Md. Assad-Uz-Zaman Designation:Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering Mobile no.:+880-1787-126121 E-mail id:assad_kuet08ATyahoo.com


COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS:


Computational fluid dynamics, usually abbreviated as CFD, is a branch of fluid mechanics that uses numerical methods and algorithms to solve and analyze problems that involve fluid flows. Fluid (gas and liquid) flows are governed by partial differential equations which represent conservation laws for the mass, momentum, and energy. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is the Art of replacing such PDE systems by a set of algebraic equations which can be solved using digital computers. Computational Fluid Dynamics(CFD) provides a qualitative (and sometimes even quantitative) prediction of fluid flows by means of



  • mathematical modeling (partial differential equations)

  • numerical methods (discretization and solution techniques)

  • software tools (solvers, pre- and post-processing utilities)


Involved Teachers

I. Name of the Teacher: Dr. Khandkar Aftab Hossain Designation:Professor, Department of mechanical Engineering Mobile no.: +880-1714-087345 E-mail id:aftabATme.kuet.ac.bd II. Name of the Teacher: Dr. MIhir Ranjan Halder Designation:Professor,Department of Mechanical Engineering Mobile no.: +880-1714-087353 E-mail id:drmrhalderATme.kuet.ac.bd


THERMAL ENGINEERING & ENERGY TECHNOLOGY: THE HEAT ENGINE LAB


The heat engine lab is the center for research on heat transfer, renewable energy, energy management, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning.


Involved Faculty Member

I.Name of the Teacher: Dr. Md. Nawsher Ali Moral Designation: Professor,Department of Mechanical Engineering Mobile no.: +880-1714-087220 E-mail id:drnali07ATyahoo.com Field of Research: Biomass Energy Conversion & Utilization, Energy conversion & Management, Fluidized Bed Combustion (FBC) II.Name of the Teacher:Dr. A.N.M Mizanur Rahman Designation:Professor,Department of Mechanical Engineering Mobile no.:+880-1714-002333 E-mail id:drmizanATme.kuet.ac.bd Field of Research:Biomass Energy Conversion& Utilization, Solar Energy Utilization, Solar system design, Energy Conversion & Management. III. Name of the Teacher: Dr. Mohammad Ariful Islam Designation:Professor,Department of Mechanical Engineering Mobile no.: +880-1673-217820 E-mail id:arifulATme.kuet.ac.bd Field of Research:Refrigeration System, Two Phase flow, Micro-fin tube, Heat exchanger design.


INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING & MANAGEMENT


Key research area of this arena is divided into two section: •Manufacturing and Quality Assurance − manufacturing engineering and design, computer integrated manufacturing/CAD/CAM, process analysis and economics, automated manufacturing and process planning, programmable control systems, reliability and maintainability, on−line and off−line quality assurance, and total quality assurance. •Operations Research and Engineering Management − simulation modeling, scheduling and sequencing, just−in−time production systems, inventory and production control, linear and nonlinear programming, network analysis, artificial intelligence and expert systems, and productivity management.


Involved Faculty Members:

I.Name of the Teacher: Dr. Naseem Ahmed Designation:Professor,Department of Mechanical Engineering Mobile no.:+880-1714-087342 E-mail id:naseemkuetATyahoo.co.uk Field of Research:Industrial & Production Engineering, Welding Technology, Mist Cooling, Layout Planning, Inventory Management, Quality Management. II.Name of the Teacher: Dr. Md. Kutub Uddin Designation:Professor,Department of Mechanical Engineering Mobile no.: +880-1714-087343 E-mail id:kutubuddinATme.kuet.ac.bd Field of Research:Operation Research, Operation Management, Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Product quality Management. III. Name of the Teacher: Dr. Tarapada Bhowmick Designation: Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering Mobile no.:+880-1714-087351 E-mail id:drtpbATme.kuet.ac.bd Field of Research: Industrial & Production Engineering,Non-conventional Methods of Machining.


MATERIAL SCIENCE & MECHANICS OF MATERIALS


The Material science research group provides the instrumentation & information necessary to conduct modern materials research, and promotes interdisciplinary research to the students in the department of Mechanical Engineering. Though the subject is different there is a strong relationship between Mechanical Engineering & material science.


Involved Faculty Members:

I. Name of the Teacher: Dr. Md. Shahidul Islam Designation:Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering Mobile no.:+880-1716-079115 E-mail id:shahidulbitkATgmail.com Field of Research:Analysis of intensity of singularity at a vertex in 3D transversely isotropic piezoelectric bonded joints by boundary element method. II.Name of the Teacher: Md. Nizam Uddin Designation:Assistant Professor,Department of Mechanical Engineering Mobile no.:+880-1712-767456 E-mail id:mnizamATme.kuet.ac.bd Field of Research:Material Properties, Nanomaterial & Nanotechnology, "Fracture properties of thin papers made from grapheme oxide and carbon Nano-tubes" III.Name of the Teacher:Md. Mahbubur Rahman Designation:Lecturer,Department of Mechanical Engineering Mobile no.:+880-1937-230054 E-mail id:mahbub_rahmanATme.kuet.ac.bd


AUTOMOBILE IC ENGINES & COMBUSTION


From its earliest days the department of Mechanical Engineering has produced research that matters, driven not only by the highest levels of intellectual curiosity and achievement, but also by the need for solutions to immediate problems in social, economic, and industrial practice. At this new century automotive vehicle has increased its performance to provide people more comfort with efficiency. Turbochargers and superchargers are turbine- driven forced induction device that makes an engine more efficient and produce more power for its size by forcing extra air into the combustion chamber. To improve its performance its Material property & geometry can be changed in various effective way. Variable geometry turbochargers (VGT's) are designed to allow the aspect ratio of the system to adjust to optimum levels depending on engine speeds. A key component in this system is a ring of aerodynamically-shaped, moveable, vanes in the housing at the turbine inlet. Complex geometry combined with a high temperature corrosive environment are ideally matched to the shape and materials capabilities of the Metal Injection Molding (MIM) process.


Involved Faculty Members:

I. Name of the Teacher: Dr. Syed Ali Molla Designation:Professor,Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Mobile no.:+880-1714-087350 E-mail id:pmsaliATme.kuet.ac.bd Field of Research:Experimental and Computational works on IC Engines, Combustions, Material development of IC Engine, Automation & Robotics. II.Name of the Teacher:A.H.M Fazle Elahi Designation:Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering Mobile no.:+880-1912-239243 E-mail id:fazleelahiATme.kuet.ac.bd Field of Research:Materials used for high performance Turbocharger & Supercharger, Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT), and Effect of Nitrous Oxide in the combustion of an IC Engine.


ROBOTICS & CONTROL


Control and Robotics at the department of Mechanical Engineering is concerned with the general problem of modeling systems and machines, and then making them respond appropriately to inputs. Optimization and mathematical techniques play a key role, especially as systems of interest grow in scale. Control ranges from applications in semiconductor process control to hybrid and networked control to nonlinear and learning control, and includes interactions with faculty in Mechanical Engineering and Integrative Biology as well as between EEE and CSE. Robotics is interpreted broadly to include mobile autonomous systems from millimeter-sized mobile robots to 3 meter rotor span helicopters, fixed autonomous systems for assembly, as well as human augmentation capabilities such as Tele-Presence, and virtual reality. Providing robots with image understanding capabilities is one of the key research areas, as well as using computer vision to assist humans.


Involved Faculty Members

I.Name of the Teacher:Dr. Syed Ali Molla Designation:Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering Mobile no.:+880-1714-087350 E-mail id:pmsaliATme.kuet.ac.bd Field of Research: Autonomous Robot, Loading Unloading Robot, Control Process by Microcontroller & PLC.