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The Department of Applied Mechanics at IIT Delhi is a specialized engineering department involved in teaching, research and industrial consultancy in the broad areas of Stress Analysis and Mechanical Testing, Computer Aided Analysis and Product Design, Reliability and Maintenance engineering, Offshore Structures, Impact Mechanics, Manufacturing Analysis and Energy conservation, Fluid Mechanics and Pipeline Engineering, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Wind Engineering, Physical Metallurgy and Failure Analysis, Biomechanics.
Over the last five decades specialized laboratories devoted to these areas have been developed to a high degree of sophistication. A computational laboratory having a sufficient number of networked workstations and desktop machines along with an extensive array of software for engineering analysis and design has been set up for exclusive use of P.G. students and faculty of the department. A well equipped workshop helps fabricate specimens and experimental set-up for research projects as well as U.G. experiments.
The department has acquired sophisticated instruments for use in research and consultancy projects. The department conducts courses in engineering science, engineering arts, computational mechanics and CAD for U.G.students. It also runs three post-graduate programmes namely
- M. Tech. (Applied Mechanics)
- M.Tech. (Design Engg.)
- D.I.I.T. (Naval Construction).
The Ph.D. programme of the department offers research opportunities in the areas of stress analysis, fluid dynamics, flow stability and turbulence, finite element method, slurry transportation, wind engineering ,computational fluid dynamics ,structural dynamics, computer-aided design, artificial intelligence applications in product design, manufacturing analysis, reliability engineering, offshore structures, physical metallurgy, fracture mechanics, material characterization and composite materials.
The Department of Applied Mechanics has also been actively interacting with industry. As a result, it has achieved a commendable status in industrial consulting, especially in the areas of experimental and theoretical stress analysis, finite element application for static and dynamic analysis of structures and machines, computer aided design, innovative product design, feasibility analysis, analysis of reliability, availability and maintainability, energy conservation studies, manufacturing analysis, composite materials, pipeline transportation, calibration and testing of fluid devices, mechanical testing of materials and components, failure analysis and residual life estimation.
A large number of sponsored research projects funded by Govt. departments and private agencies are currently in progress in the department. Faculty of the department are also involved in several international collaborative and mission projects. Results of industrial and academic research conducted in the department are frequently published in prestigious national and international journals.