The engineering department conducted a webinar on “Overview of Automotive Design and hands-on experience on designing of sports car" on 25th February 2021 through MS Teams platform for faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Section. The Resource person for the webinar was Mr.Shahid Ahmad, Automotive Designer, Ex-General Motors and Maruthi Suzuki. Dr. K.J.Sabareesaan, Head of Section, Mechanical and Industrial Section welcomed the resource person and the participants for the event.
The talk covered a brief introduction on the importance of design in industries and surface design in automotive industries.The speaker gave more insight into the design phases in automotive industries starting from a simple sketch or series of sketches to advanced surface modeling using software like Autodesk Alias. Autodesk Alias is a Computer-aided industrial design (CAID) software predominantly used in Automotive Design and Industrial Design for generating surfaces. He then explained the importance of clay modeling of the automobile to check its aesthetics during different lighting conditions before going for manufacturing.
Finally, he demonstrated the surface modeling of a car in Autodesk Alias to explore the features of the software. The webinar was an eye-opener to realize the advancement in technology and its proliferation to study and visualize the surface designing of automobiles. The program received an overwhelming response from mechanical engineeering students and faculties. The vote of thanks was extended by Mr. Mohammed Ismail Iqbal, Lecturer, M&I.