Engineering (124)

9 December 2018

The Health and Safety Committee organised an awareness programme on fire safety and first aid for administrative staff on 15 November 2018. The event was held in the VIP room from 10.30 to 11.30am. Mr. Khalifa Al Alawi and Dr K. Elangovan presented the need for fire safety and precautions to be followed to eliminate fire accidents. During the presentation, the classification of fire and different types of firefighting equipment used to extinguish fire were discussed. Staff were also briefed on first aid procedures to be followed in case of fire injuries. After the presentation, Mr Sathyendran, technician, demonstrated the use of different types of fire extinguishers in case of fire. Some staff members also practiced application of firefighting equipment on a demonstrated fire. The presentation was well received by the staff members.

Sunday, 09 December 2018 00:00 Written by in Engineering

The Health and Safety Committee organised an awareness programme on eye care for staff and students on 14 November 2018. The event was held in the Lecture Theatre from 8.30 to 11am.

Dr Muna Mubarak, Ophthalmology section, Ibri Regional Hospital, was the resource person. The doctor focused on the importance of eye care and general procedures to be followed on eye care. She presented a few eye problems like dry eyes, inflammation of eyelids and strabismus with causes and remedies.

 

Dry eye is the state in which a person feels a burning sensation in his eyes due to the decrease in production of tears. It is caused by aging and misuse of medication. Artificial eye drops in place of natural tears as well as tear-stimulating drugs is the remedy for this problem.

 

Inflammation of eye lids is the swelling of eye lids when there is inflammation or excess fluid in the connective tissues surrounding the eye. Swollen eye lids are due to allergies, bacteria and so on. Prescribed ointment for the eye lids and antibiotics are two common treatments for the inflammation of eye lids.

 

Strabismus is the misalignment of the two eyes when one eye is focused on an object while the other eyes is aligned inwards, outwards, upwards or downwards. This problem occurs due to muscle eye weakness, nervous system weakness and poor eyesight. During the initial stages of the treatment, a few exercises are conducted in order to improve eye sight and glasses are prescribed according to the intensity of the Strabismus. In extreme cases, eye surgery is conducted to strengthen the muscles of the eye.

 

After the presentation, a preliminary vision screening test was conducted for students and staff. Thirty-four students and staff benefitted from this and a few students were advised to consult eye specialists for further treatment and vision correction. The eye care programme was well received by the staff members and students.

 

Thursday, 06 December 2018 00:00 Written by in Engineering

The Electrical and Electronics Section of the Engineering Department, together with the Engineering Society, scheduled a three-day workshop titled, “Workshop on MATLAB and Signal Processing Applications”, on 16, 23, and 30 October 2018, three consecutive Tuesdays, from 12 noon to 2pm at the AutoCAD Laboratory (B117).

The workshop was organised based on the positive feedback and demand from the students to have a similar workshop, as the topics discussed would help them in carrying out their projects with ease.

The main objectives of the course were to:

• provide a mathematical framework for describing and analysing signals, images and videos as 2-D and 3-D signals in the spatial, spatio-temporal, and frequency domains, 

• understand the use of MATLAB and Signal/Image Processing Toolbox through examples and exercises, and

• provide hands-on experience with the software to perform exercises on various applications.

 

The following aspects were covered in the three-day workshop:

• Familiarisation with Image Processing Concepts

• Using MATLAB IP toolbox

• Importing, exporting, analysing and enhancing images

• Noise Removal, Deblurring and Histogram Equalization

• Error Trouble shooting and Debugging Techniques

Dr Rehna Veerankutty served as the resource person. Teaching and learning methods included lecture sessions, demonstrations, practical sessions, and exercises/assignments.

Twenty-two (22) students who have successfully carried out the workshop tasks and generated working outputs were awarded with a certificate of participation.

 

 

Monday, 03 December 2018 00:00 Written by in Engineering

REPORT ON FUSION 360 WORKSHOP

Fusion 360 is a cloud-based CAD/CAM/CAE tool for collaborative product development. Fusion 360 combines fast and easy solid modelling and assembly of machine components. It allows for making designs manufacturable and generating CNC programs which are used directly in CNC machines. From the Engineering Department (M&I section), 21 students attended and benefitted from this programme. On the first day, the students learnt how to create a basic sketch and turn this into a fully working assembly, and on the second day students practiced with the CAM module and developed a CNC program for a CNC milling machine.

Day 1, Tuesday 23 October 2018

Computer Aided Design (Two hours)

Session 1 Topics (1 hour)

Session 2 (1 hour)

Fusion 360 User interface

Hands-on Training

Starting and closing Fusion 360

·          Introduction to Modelling

Sketch-2D model

Dimensions, Constraints, Construction

Part Model and Assembly

 

Day 2, Wednesday 24 October 2018

Computer Aided Manufacturing (2 hours)

Session 1 Topics (1 hour)

Session 2 (1 hour)

Introduction to CAM and Setting up a CAM project

 

 

Hands-on Training

Tool Libraries

2D and 3D Tool Paths and Simulations for Milling and Turning Operations

CNC Program Generation

 

Monday, 03 December 2018 00:00 Written by in Engineering

The Electrical and Electronics Section of the Engineering Department, together with the Engineering Society, scheduled a three-day workshop for Arduino, “Workshop on Arduino Primer”, last 2, 9, and 16 October 2018; on three consecutive Tuesdays, 12 noon to 2pm, in the Electronics Skills Laboratory (B105).

 

Due to the positive and enthusiastic response after a similar workshop on Arduino was conducted in January to February 2018, there was a demand to hold another series for those who were not accommodated at that time.

 

The series was shortened from being a four-day workshop to three days wherein the following aspects were covered:

 

• Familiarisation with the Arduino Board and Pin Details

• Setting up the Arduino Integrated Development Environment (IDE)

• Loading Sketch Using the Arduino Uno

• Using the Loop Statement for SOS Morse Code Signaler and Traffic Light Control

• Interfacing with the Piezo Buzzer, Temperature Sensor LM35, LDR, and IR Sensor

 

Mr Abdul Hafeez Sajid and Mr Reddy Ganesh served as the resource persons. They were assisted by students who served as workshop facilitators: Hajer Hamed Said Al Bahri, Bedoor Hamood Al Mammari, and Majdi Qasim Ali Al Azri.

 

Only 24 students, those who have successfully carried out the workshop tasks and generated working outputs, were awarded with a certificate of participation.

 

Thursday, 29 November 2018 00:00 Written by in Engineering

As per requirement by Quality Assurance Department that there should be a student organisation in the Engineering Department, the Engineering Student Council has been formed under the supervision of the Engineering Society.  It is hoped that the Engineering Student Council will help bring about positivity that will benefit the entire Engineering Department student population. 

 

As a student organisation, the council can:

·                     give a collective opinion of the student body in matters that affect the students;

·                     present proposals for activities, events, and programmes that are of interest of the students; and

·                     constitute a roster of students from whom the Engineering Department can choose from to represent the college and department in various seminars, workshops, competitions, forums, etc.

 

Being an official member of the Engineering Student Council, the student,

·                     can, upon personal request, be issued a Certificate of Membership; with all activity involvements cited.

·                     can have an opportunity to learn and practice some leadership, management, organisational, and social skills.

·                     can have the chance to be chosen as a representative of the department or college and earn certificates.

·                     can improve their resume when applying for a job.

·                     can have an avenue to showcase their skills and talents.

·                     can have the opportunity to contribute for the betterment and prestige of the department and the college.

·                     can get to know more students in the department; promote more lasting friendships and future linkages or networks.

·                     can make theircollege life more memorable and enjoyable.

 

On 13 November 2018, 12 noon, with just a portion of the official members present, mostly coming from the Electrical Power Section, an election of the pioneer batch’s officers was held at the Engineering [Free Access] Computer Lab (B001).

 

ROSTER OF OFFICERS

 

Position/Office

Name

ID Number

Level and Specialisation

President

Omair Abdullah Khalifa Al Riyami

72J16211

Diploma 2

Electrical Power

Vice-President

Mahdi Humaid Al Abri

72S15236

Advanced Diploma

Electrical Power

Secretary

Asim Hamed Saif Al Manai

72S15117

Diploma 2

Electrical Power

Treasurer

Salah Hilal Salim Al Saidi

72S14130

Advanced Diploma

Electrical Power

PIO

Marwan Awadh Al Yaqoobi

PT72S1711248

Advanced Diploma

Electrical Power

ROSTER OF MALE MEMBERS

 

No.

Name

ID Number

Level and Specialization

1.

Faisal Rabia Rashid Al Mamari

72S15156

Diploma 2

Electrical Power

2.

Othman Musabah Al Kalbani

72J16247

Diploma 2

Electrical Power

3.

Yahya Awadh Salim Al Sudairi

72S15162

Diploma 2

Electrical Power

4.

Ismail Sulaiman Ali Al Hatmi

72S1572

Diploma 2

Electrical Power

5.

Mohammed Hamed Amir Al Nalshili

72S15138

Diploma 2

Electrical Power

6.

Ahmed Ali Al Shukaili

72J16248

Diploma 2

Electrical Power

7.

Talal Said Rashed Al Essai

72S15247

Advanced Diploma

Mechanical

8.

Yahya Marhoon Al Mamari

72S14158

Diploma 2

Electrical Power

9.

Mazan Salim Saleh Al Alawi

72A1653

Advanced Diploma

Mechanical

10.

Azzan Salim Ali Al Balushi

72J16228

Advanced Diploma

Mechanical

11.

Fahad Sarhan Al Saidi

72S1411

Advanced Diploma

Mechanical

12.

Bader Mohammed Al Busaidi

72S1453

Advanced Diploma

Mechanical

13.

Dawoud Sulaiman Saif Al Rubaiqi

72S15249

Advanced Diploma

Mechanical

14.

Abdullah Khalifa Al Yahyaei

72S14269

Advanced Diploma

Mechanical

15.

Adbulaziz Khalifa Musallam Al Baloushi

72S167974

Advanced Diploma

Mechanical

16.

Saleh Ali Ahmed Al Kindi

72J163

Advanced Diploma

Mechanical

17.

Tariq Said Mohammed Al Hatmi

72S1413

Advanced Diploma

Mechanical

18.

Humaid Abdullah Al Kalbani

72J15193

Advanced Diploma

Electrical Power

19.

Ahmed Salim Nasser Al Muqbali

72S14156

Bachelor

Electrical Power

20.

Saddam Saif Nasser Al Hinai

72J1558

Bachelor

Electrical Power

21.

Abdullah Saleh Al Mujrafi

22J1476

Bachelor

Electrical Power

22.

Majdi Qasim Ali Al Azri

72J15204

Bachelor

Electrical Power

23.

Mohammed Salim Said Al Madsari

72J15142

Bachelor

Electrical Power

 

 

 


 

ROSTER OF FEMALE MEMBERS

 

No.

Name

ID Number

Level & Specialization

1.

Noof Hamed Salem Al Zedi

72J16148

Advanced Diploma

Electrical Power

2.

Aysha Mohammed Al Moqbaliya

56S1563

Advanced Diploma

Electrical Power

3.

Malook Salim Saif Al Gharibi

72S1576

Advanced Diploma

Electrical Power

4.

Reem Marhoon Mana Al Kalbani

72J1618

Advanced Diploma

Electrical Power

5.

Razan Hamed Salim Al Kalbani

76S1556

Advanced Diploma

Electrical Power

6.

Hagar Hamed Said Al Bahri

72S15102

Advanced Diploma

Electronics

7.

Suaad Abdullah Al Maqrashi

72S14138

Bachelor

Electronics

8.

Manar Khalifa Al Yaqoobi

72J1526

Bachelor

Electronics

9.

Tharaya Suliman Al Saidi

72J14104

Bachelor

Electronics

10.

Heba Abdullah Ali Al Kalbani

72J1695

Advanced Diploma

Electronics

11.

Azza Mohammed Al Sudairi

72S15103

Advanced Diploma

Electronics

12.

Zulika Said Ali Al Sarkhi

76S155

Advanced Diploma

Electronics

13.

Asma Ali Al Sudiri

72S1569

Advanced Diploma

Electrical Power

14.

Hafisa Abdullah Salim Al Bahri

72J1537

Advanced Diploma

Electronics

15.

Mezna Hamdan Salim Al Alawi

72J16200

Advanced Diploma

Electronics

16.

Bedoor Hamood Rashid Al Mamari

72J16108

Advanced Diploma

Electronics

17.

Amira Atiyaq Khalfan Al Wahshi

72S15265

Advanced Diploma

Electronics

18.

Jawaher Khamis Al Alawi

22S1594

Advanced Diploma

Electronics

 

 

Thursday, 29 November 2018 00:00 Written by in Engineering

The E-learning Committee of the Engineering Department organised a presentation the advantages of Turnitin software on 15 November 2018 from 1pm to 1.30pm in Room B010 of the Engineering Department. This programme is aimed at creating awareness about the various advantages of Turnitin software and also to enable students to utilise Turnitin software effectively and efficiently. 

Mr D. Prasanna Venkatesh, E-learning Coordinator of the Engineering Department, explained the essential and useful key features about Turnitin software and how it is integrated into E-learning and Moodle. This presentation brought more insight into the Turnitin software and its effective use. The students felt that the presentation was very useful, informative and effective.

 

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 00:00 Written by in Engineering

I. Introduction 

Twenty-six students, along with two lectures, N. Srinivasa Rao and Veera Nagi Reddy V, from the department, visited the Oman Transmission Grid Sub-Station in Ibri on Wednesday, 14 November 2018. 

This sub-station is responsible for transmitting and distributing electrical power. It is maintained by the Oman Electricity Transmission Company. 

In this sub-station, voltage is stepped down from 400KV to 220KV to 132KV to 33KV to 11KV. 11KV is further sub-divided into 415 V for sub-station lighting. Among other facilities, firefighting equipment is used to guard against unforeseen fire hazards. 

 

II. Purpose of the visit

The main purpose of the visit was to give students hands-on experience of the working system of transmission lines, underground cables, corona, insulators, circuit breakers, bus bars, lightning arresters, current transformer, potential transformer and earthing systems. The students who visited the site studied the aforementioned concepts as part of their course – Electrical Power Systems (Course Code: EEPW 2252).

 

III. Insights from the visit

Engineers from the Operation and Maintenance wing of the sub-station walked the attendees through the safety rules observed in the sub-station. They also explained: 

 the load dispatch centre in Muscat;

 the process how the sub-station receives electrical power from the generating station;

 the control room operations; 

 the methods they adopt to control feeders, transformers, and bus bars; and

 the 500 MVA power transformer, and cooling system which is used for the transformer;

Engineers in the sub-station also gave a demonstration of the protective and measuring equipment such as current and voltage transformers, auto-transformers, circuit breakers, lightning arresters, isolator operations, earthing transformers, earthing switches, neutral earthing, and disconnecting switches. 

The following was also shown to the team:

 the control room (which has remote control panels for 375/500 MVA transformers, 220KV relay panels, and 220KV bus coupler);

 the battery room (which consists of battery banks of 48 volts);

 the gas-insulated sub-station (where SF6 gas is used for insulation); and

 132KV power cables in the cellar.

 

IV. Outcome of the visit

Thanks to the visit, the students were able to:

a) receive practical and hands-on experience of many systems pertaining to the generation, distribution, and maintenance of electricity which they had earlier only studied theoretically as part of their course; and

b) clarify doubts – pertaining to various aspects mentioned in (a) above – in discussion with the engineers of the sub-station. 

Along with students, we would like to extend our gratitude to the company for the permission and support they provided to make our visit a success with the accomplishment of the objectives, and to the HoD, Mr Naseer Al Shamakhi and the HoS, Dr  Illankumaran. V, for arranging the visit for our students.

 

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 00:00 Written by in Engineering

In continuation of the previous meeting with officials of the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, a visit was arranged to look at problems existing in greenhouses and date palm farms. A team from the Department of Engineering, along with Mr Aflah Al Jahdhami, coordinator, Training and Consultancy Services, visited greenhouses on the Tanaam road and date palm farms in Al Araqi.  During their visit, issues that are faced in maintaining greenhouses and date palms were discussed. Mr Khalid Al Shamakhi, a representative of the Department of Agriculture, stated that a high population of red beetles was found in the roots of the palm trees, spoiling the yield. He added that a permanent and reliable solution for this will show a significant growth in date palm yield. The team decided to find out how to predict the early stages, using recent technologies such as ultrasound techniques, IR Imaging and B-Scan techniques.

The team, consisting of Dr K. Elangovan, HoS Mechanical Engineering, Dr Ilankumaran, HoS Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mr Arthur Davis, Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering and Mr Joseph Micheal, Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering, along with four students from Electrical Power Engineering who work on the TRC-funded project on the segregation of date palms on its quality. Mr. Aflah Al Jahdhami coordinated the visit.

Mr Khalid Al Shamakhi and Mr Naif Al Ghafri represented the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and Mr Salim Al Hinai, owner of the greenhouse, were on hand to explain the issues facing date palm farms and greenhouses.

Attendants from Ibri College of Technology

            Dr K. Elangovan, HoS, Mechanical Engineering

Dr Ilankumaran, HoS, Electrical and Electronics Engineering

            Mr J. Arthur Davis, Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering

            Mr Aflah Al Jahdhami, Coordinator, Training and Consultancy Services

            Mr Joseph Micheal, Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering

 

Sunday, 25 November 2018 00:00 Written by in Engineering

On 13 November 2018 fifteen Bachelor’s students of Electronics and Communication Engineering  along with Mr Antony Judice Lecturer, Engineering Department, visited Widam Al Sahil Secondary Radar Site which was established near the Said bin Sultan naval base. The main purpose of this radar is to detect and identify aircraft. Mr Yousuf Said Sulieman Al Zeidi, Air Navigation System Engineer for the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) and his team welcomed and brought all of us to the radar site. During the visit, Mr Yusuf explained the principle of secondary radar and the various components associated with it, such as the antenna unit, the antenna switch control, the transmitter unit, the receiver unit, the maintenance display unit and the control and monitoring unit.

This Radar operates at a frequency of 1030MHz/1090MHz peak power of 2Kw. The radar’s maximum range is 450km and the antenna rotation is 15rpm. Mr Yusuf elaborated that this radar site has two MSSR (Mono pulse secondary surveillance Radar) units. The radar antenna consists of a 35-column radiator and can reach a gain of 25dBi. As per Mr Yousuf, currently Oman has five secondary radars for air rraffic control.  

Benefits of the visit:

 Real time demonstration of antenna rotation and various units of MSSR.

 Students could understand the different interrogation modes (Mode A, Mode C, Mode S) of MSSR.

 Had healthy and friendly interactions with PACA Engineers.

 Students got to know the different training and job opportunities in the field of Radar Communication Engineering.

 Enabled strong theoretical realisation of radar communication engineering concepts.

 Realised the various parameters affecting the performance of the radar.

PACA engineers answered students’ questions. All the students benefited from the visit. 

 

Monday, 19 November 2018 00:00 Written by in Engineering
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