The Department has provided expert advice and consultancy services to industrial establishments in the state, corporate and private sectors in a number of areas relating to mechanical engineering. Among the services provided are:

  • Thermodynamic & Combustion designing and verification using CFD techniques
  • Hydrodynamic Analysis and testing of Marine / Floating Structures.
  • Machine designing and verification using Finite Element Methods (FEM)
  • Fault diagnosis and condition monitoring of machineries.
  • Consultation and designing of air-conditioning and refrigeration System
  • Design of a pre-calciner and upgrading of the clinker cooler for the cement industry 
  • Calibration of Temperature and Flow equipment
  • Measurement of noise and vibration
  • Balancing of rotors and shafts
  • Testing of fuels and lubricants and composition measurement
  • Energy management, and Energy Audits
  • Acoustic designs for Theatres, Arenas, and Noise measurements.

Members of the department have over the years served on several government panels and professional committees concerned with education and training and technological matters.


  Some successfully completed Consultancy Projects carried out by the Department

Design of Sluice Gates  

 Mahaweli Authority – UdaWalawe

Consultancy Services for shifting of three factories to a single location  


Consultancy services for solving the hot and humid conditions of a factory 


Replacing the manual gear-box with an automatic one of a Fire-truck 

 Nuwara-eliya Municipal

Improvements to the working condition of a factory premises   


Consultancy services for the development of a fuel saving system   


Stress and strain calculation of a trailer      

Stress and distortion determination of heated plate Design Of Pontoon – Floating Type Intake System using FEM and CFD
 Bogi Unit (Dutchlanka) Design of a bar straightner machine for R.C. steels ( Anuradapura)

Conducting ergonomic surveys

a number of factories

Consultancy services for entrepreneur development in the SME sector

Ministry of Science & Technology

Testing of bags for strength

Lanka Phosphate Ltd

Consultancy services for the extension of stores

Lanka Phosphate Ltd

Design of a ventilation system for the pedestrian underpass

UDA - Kurunegala

Design of a heat-exchanger & a mixer

HVA Lanka

Consultancy on Machine Installation & Power supply to the Workshop at Matale


Development of the Advanced Certificate course in Light Engineering

Ministry of Industries – Central Province

Testing of friction in floor-tiles

Royal Ceramics