38 UET projects showcased at Project Exhibition-2016

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PESHAWAR: As many as 38 projects of Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), were showcased at Project Exhibition 2016 here on Thursday.
Around 190 students in different groups participated in the one-day event. The exhibition was aimed at providing a platform to the graduating students to present their mechanical projects that they had done during final year.
The exhibition was organised by the Department of Mechanical Engineering under the supervision of Dr Alam Zaib Khan and Dr Abdul Shakoor, with the support of KPOGCL and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and ASHRAE, students of UET Peshawar.
Acting Vice-Chancellor UET Prof Dr Iftikhar Hussain was the chief guest on the occasion. He visited all the projects exhibited and praised the efforts of the graduating students who completed their final-year projects.
Talking to reporters, Prof Dr Iftikhar Hussain said that such projects minimise the gap between the students and the industry as a number of leading industrialists have also been invited to the exhibition.
He said the event as important experience for the graduating students where they could interact directly with people linked to the industry. Registrar UET Dr Khizar Azam, faculty members and a large number of students were present on the occasion.
The projects prepared by the students were mostly of the industrial level having practical usages at local level and assured their market viability. A panel of judges from Mechanical Engineering Department evaluated the projects based on their presentation and work efficiency. Three projects were declared as the best while six special prizes were also given under different categories.
The first prize was won by the students, who made a project on mechanical characterisation of fiberglass reinforced composite supervised by Dr. Afzal Khan, second prize was awarded to project on design and fabrication of gravity water pump, also supervised by Dr. Afzal Khan, while the third prize was won by project on mechanical testing and failure analysis of photovoltaic modules supervised by Dr Rizwan Gul.
Similarly, project on Design and Fabrication of Water Wheel for the Power Production supervised by Engr Masood Ahmed was declared as best mechanical design project, project on studying the effect of different queening media and temperature on the mechanical property and microstructure of steel supervised by Dr Abdul Shakoor was awarded as best research project.
The best presentation award was given to project on experimental setup For Micro Turbo Starter Of Mirage Fighter Jet Engine supervised by Dr Alamzeb Khan, Best University-Industry Linkage Award was given to project on biogas generation and its parametric study supervised by Dr. Ashfaq Khan, the project supervised by Engr. Naveed Ahmed on refused derived fuel pellets was declared as best green project and project on experimental study of using nano-refrigerants (refrigerant with nano particles) in vapour compression system supervised by Engr. Zeeshan Zahir was given best poster design award.
An award of Rs15,000 was given to the best project while Rs10,000 and Rs5,000 were given to second and third best projects, respectively. While Rs4000 were given to each of the projects awarded in six different categories. The financial assistance for the prize money was given by KPOGCL.