The Mechanical Engineering Association organized a guest lecture on Design in Nature and Engineering on
24th August 2017 at E3 Seminar Hall, PSG Institute of Technology and Applied Research, Neelambur, Coimbatore.
The Session started with the welcome address by Mr Nagarajan, III Year, Mechanical Engineering. He welcomed the chief guest and introduced the office bearers of Mechanical Engineering Association.
Then he briefed the activities to be carried out during the academic year 2017-18. Mr Vijay Jayaram, final year mechanical engineering introduced the chief guest. Then Dr Balaji, Professor, IIT Madras gave the guest lecture.
The better we understand the functioning of insect wings, the more subtle and beautiful their designs appear. Structures are traditionally designed to deform as little as possible; mechanisms are designed to move component parts in predictable ways. Insect wings combine both in one, using components with a wide range of elastic properties, elegantly assembled to allow appropriate deformations in response to appropriate forces and to make the best possible use of the air. They have few if any technological parallels. On the other hand, there is not a single fossil evidence for the imaginary evolution of insects.
Mr. Ganesh Prabhu, III Year Mechanical Engineering, delivered the vote of thanks.