Department of mechanical engineering of Don Bosco College of Engineering (DBCE), Fatorda organised a one-week National Level TEQIP-III AICTE-ISTE Short Term Training Programme (STTP) on Advances in Fluid Mechanics: Experimental and Computational in collaboration with Walchand College of Engineering, Sangli and sponsored by the department of science, technology and environment (DSTE) of the Government of Goa.
The programme was inaugurated by proprietor of Sri Shantha Pumps, Abhay Keny in the presence of director DBCE, Fr Kinley D’Cruz; principal, Neena Panandikar; head of department, mechanical department, Walchand College of Engineering (WCE), Sangli, Maharashtra, Uday Dabade; head of department, mechanical department at DBCE, Ajit Salunke and STTP coordinator, Pravin Verekar.
Resource persons for the programme were professors from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, Jaywant Arakeri and Raghuraman Govardhan; principal of Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Mumbai, Prasanna Nambiar; professor at BITS Pilani, Goa, Shibu Clement; Uday Dabade from WCE; professor at WCE, B S Gawali; and Pravin Verekar, Ajit Salunke, Chetan Gaonkar, Ishan Kossambe and Tanay Rege of DBCE.
In his speech Keny discussed the wide applications of fluid mechanics in various fields of engineering. Fr Kinley highlighted the importance of lifelong learning and the role such training programmes play. Dabade provided an overview of WCE and its long association with quality improvement of technical education in Goa.
Salunke spoke about the various activities of the department at DBCE and emphasised that the department has close ties with the industries.
The STTP provided a survey of the concepts and methods of experimental and computational fluid dynamics. It focused on imparting knowledge on recent trends and practices in fluid dynamics research. The STTP provided an opportunity for the participants from across India to interact with well-known researchers in the field of fluid mechanics.