Research & Development

Research in the Department of Mechanical Engineering is nurtured through various academic activities, training programs and sponsored programs funded by national organizations and the industry.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. The department hosts a diverse and talented mix of students, technical staff and faculty members. With over 700 students (undergraduate and post graduate) and 40+ faculty members, the department has built a reputation for outstanding teaching and has nurtured a strong research program.

The department houses excellent experimental and computational facilities. The faculty has several areas of interest and they include thermal engineering, design engineering and fluid mechanics, heat transfer, IC engines, alternative fuels, computation fluid dynamics, finite elements methods, fracture mechanics, design optimization and vibrations. Extensive collaborations exist both within and across departments. Faculty members are engaged in active research with partners from R&D establishments and industry.

There are exclusive infrastructure facilities in the department to carry out R&D work. It includes laboratories for Machine Design, the Manufacturing Engineering and Computation Fluid Mechanics. Post-graduate programs are offered in two streams namely, Design Engineering and Thermal Engineering. Over 50 elective courses are offered to the graduate and post-graduate students.

Many faculty are pursuing their PhD. Their papers presented/published are as under:

FACULTY NAME : Mr. ARUN KUMAR GL
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FACULTY NAME : Mr. CHETHAN KS
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FACULTY NAME : Mr. HARISH N
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FACULTY NAME : Mr. MANJUNATH HN
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1. Dr Jharna Majumdar1, Ramesh Babu N2, Sunil Kumar H S2, Manjunath H N2, R Praveen Kumar Jain3, Venkatesh G M3, Srikanth A3, Gurinder Singh Gill3- Vision Based Interactive Robotic Exhibits for Museums,-First IEEE International Symposium on Cost-Effective Museum Exhibits in Engineering and Applied Science 30th Dec-2nd Nov 2012

2. Jayanth D, Karthik P, Madhu D, Kaushik R, Manjunath HN: Diesel-Jatropha-Ethanol blends: Performance and emmisions on C.I engines- KSBDB state level conference sponsered by KSCST

3. Naveen.C, Chethan.S.Shetty, Ramesh P.H, LingarajPatil, Ramesh Babu N, Manjunath HN : Solar Energy Storage Using Phase Change Materials- Emerging Trends in Engineering & Technology-ETET 2013, Jhothi Institute of Technology, Bangalore

4. Ashok Kumar K, N.Kapilan, Manjunath H N: Production of Biodiesel from Honge Oil and its Effect on Diesel Engine- International Conference on Convergence of Science, Engineering and Management in Education and Research: A Global Perspective - 2nd Edition, on 26 & 27 September 2013, DSCE.Bangalore

5. Muralidhara DM, Manjunath HN, SharanappaGodiganur: Performance and Emission characteristics of Neem oil on CI Engine- National conference on RECENT TRENDS IN ALTERNATIVE ENERGY- “BIOFUELS, SOLAR, ELECTRIC & AIR” IN REDUCING POLLUTION OF MOTOR VEHICLES: 26 -27 November 2013 orgnized by Department of Mechanical & Electrical and electronics engineering in association with R.T.O.Yeshawanthapura, Transport Department, Government of Karnataka

6. Chetan Kumar, Manjunath H N, Sharanappa G, Kumar G N: Evaluation of performance & emission characteristics of Mahua oil on L H R diesel engine- National conference on RECENT TRENDS IN ALTERNATIVE ENERGY- “BIOFUELS, SOLAR, ELECTRIC & AIR” IN REDUCING POLLUTION OF MOTOR VEHICLES: 26 -27 November 2013 orgnized by Department of Mechanical & Electrical and electronics engineering in association with R.T.O.Yeshawanthapura, Transport Department, Government of Karnataka

7. Ashok Kumar K, N.Kapilan, Manjunath H N: Studies on Performance and Emission Characteristics of Honge Biodiesel Fuelled Diesel Engine- National conference on RECENT TRENDS IN ALTERNATIVE ENERGY- “BIOFUELS, SOLAR, ELECTRIC & AIR” IN REDUCING POLLUTION OF MOTOR VEHICLES: 26 -27 November 2013 orgnized by Department of Mechanical & Electrical and electronics engineering in association with R.T.O.Yeshawanthapura, Transport Department, Government of Karnataka

8. Saisiddhartha , Sunil kumar, Varun S H, Manjunath H N: Hydrogen IC engine- National conference on RECENT TRENDS IN ALTERNATIVE ENERGY- “BIOFUELS, SOLAR, ELECTRIC & AIR” IN REDUCING POLLUTION OF MOTOR VEHICLES: 26 -27 November 2013 orgnized by Department of Mechanical & Electrical and electronics engineering in association with R.T.O.Yeshawanthapura, Transport Department, Government of Karnataka

9. Sushant H Gowda, Raju K, Balaraman E, Manjunath HN: Investigation of humidification & Dehumidification in a SILICA gel packed bed by SSR model- National conference on TRENDS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING:16- 17 Jan 2014 orgnized by Department of Mechanical engineering under TEQIP-II.- NMIT, Bangalore

10. Praveenkumar M Sindagi, Ajey C P, Manjunath H N, Dr. N Kapilan: Studies on Performance of Solar Based Refrigeration and Air Conditioning System- NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCES IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING- 2015,KSSEM,Bangalore,28th April 2015

11. KumareshHiremath, ManjunathGowda M, Manjunath H N, Dr. N Kapilan: Studies on Performance of Solar Powered Evaporative Cooling System- NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCES IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING- 2015,KSSEM,Bangalore,28th April 2015.

12. 1Santhosh n, 2Srikanth H V, 3Manjunath H N, 4Sharanappa Fish Oil Biodiesel as an Additive in Diesel-Ethanol Blends for a Four Stroke Single Cylinder Diesel Engine, RTAE-2013

FACULTY NAME : Mr. PRAVEEN B A
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1. Vinayaka.N, Santhosh.N ,Dr.Aswatha , Uday.M , Praveena.B.A , "Computational Analysis and Design for Precision Forging of Aluminium AA 6061 Connector”, International Journal of Computational Engineering Research (IJCER-2013) , Vol. 03, Issue. 09, pp. 36-43

2. Praveena.B.A,.”Optimum design of conical draft tube by analysis of flow using simulation”, volume III, issue vii, july 2014, ISSN 2278-2540.IJLTEMAS.

3. Praveena.B.A,.Estimation of sub surface residual stress in machining by finite element modeling, national conference on developments and opportunities in civil Engg, applied sciences and mechanical Engg (DOCAM 2012) may 18-19, 2012, EWIT

4. Praveena.B.A,.”Finite element analysis of chip formation during grinding”, 2nd international conference on advances in mechanical , manufacturing and building sciences (ICAMB) held at VIT University, Vellore from Jan 9-12, 2012

FACULTY NAME : Mr. PRAVEEN KUMAR S
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FACULTY NAME : Mrs. SMRUTIREKHA SEN
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FACULTY NAME : Mr. RAMESH BABU N
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FACULTY NAME : Mr. RUDRA NAIK M
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FACULTY NAME : Mr. SRIRAM MUKUNDA
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1. Sriram Mukunda, Narendra Nath. S, P.G. Mukunda, "Effect of Copper content and low temperature aging on Nitinol", Indian Foundry Journal, Vol. 57, No. 8, pp. 23-27, August 2011.

2. SriramMukunda, NarendraNath S, "Effect of Copper content on the wear properties of Nitinol", presented at International Conference on Advanced Materials at BTL Institute of Technology, Bangalore on August 20th 2011.

3. SriramMukunda, DelliBabu, NarendraNath S, Mervin A. Herbert,"Effect of heat-treatment and alloying on properties of NiTiCu", presented at an International Conference RAMPT-2013 held at National Engineering College, Kovilpatti, TAmil Nadu on January 7th-9th 2013.

4. Sriram Mukunda, NarendraNath S, Mervin A. Herbert, P. G. Mukunda,"Effect of heat-treatment and alloying on mechanical properties of NITINOL", presented at a National Conference Trends in Mechanical Engineering (TIME-2014) held at NMIT Bangalore on January 16th-17th 2014.

5. SriramMukunda, NarendraNath S, Mervin A. Herbert, P. G. Mukunda,"Effect of low temperature annealing on the tribological properties of Ni-Ti shape memory alloys", presented at a National Conference on Innovative Research on Materials, held at Christ University, Bangalore on November 16th-17th 2014.

6. Sriram Mukunda, Narendra Nath S, Mervin A. Herbert, P. G. Mukunda, “Effect of low temperature annealing on the wear properties of NITINOL”, presented at International Conference at University of Malaysia Pahang held on November 11th – 13th 2015, published in Institute Of Physics Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 114 (2016) 012119 doi:10.1088/1757-899X/114/1/012119.

FACULTY NAME : Mr. SUNIL KUMAR
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FACULTY NAME : Mrs. HAMRITHA
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FACULTY NAME : Ms. KRUPA R
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FACULTY NAME : Mr. SURESH KR
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FACULTY NAME : MR. PAVAN K N
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FACULTY NAME: MR. SACHIN B
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1. Studies on Laser Dressed Super Abrasive Grinding Wheels”, International Conferenceon Convergence of Science, Engineering and Management in Education and Research,DayanandaSagar College of Engineering, Bangalore, 27th September 2013.

2. “A Study on Wire Breakage in Wire EDM”, Emerging Trends in Engineering andTechnology, Jyothy Institute of Technology, Bangalore, 9th March 2012.“A Study on Surface Engineering-Laser Cladding”, National Welding Seminar, KTPO,Bangalore, 9th February 2013.

3. “Optimization and Prediction of Laser Dressed Super Abrasive Grinding Wheels”,National Level Technical Symposium Pratibimb, The National Institute of Engineering,Mysore, 31st October 2013.

4. “Optimization of cutting conditions on surface finish in diamond turning process”,National Level Technical Symposium Pratibimb, The National Institute of Engineering,Mysore, 31st October 2013.

5. “A Study on Recent Trends: Additive Manufacturing”, National Conference onAdvances in Mechanical Engineering, K S School of Engineering and Management,Bangalore, 12th November 2013.

6. “A Review on Laser Cladding Process”, National Conference on Trends in MechanicalEngineering, NitteMeenakshi Institute of Technology, Bangalore, 17th January 2014.

FACULTY NAME : Mr. AVINASH L
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FACULTY NAME : Mr. SANDEEP GM
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FACULTY NAME : Mr. PRASHANTH N
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1. Mr. Pavan Kumar AV ,Mr. Mohan G , MrBrijesh N, Mr. Chethan V, Mr. Prashanth N, “IC Engine Powered Forward and Reverse Transmission for All Terrain Robot”, International Conference on Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering (ICCSME), 22nd March 2015 Pune. IR-CSMEPUNE-22035-320.

2. Dr. Jharna Majumdar, Sunil Kumar H S, Prashanth N, R Praveen Kumar Jain, Sandeep Kumar Malu, “Design & Development of Fixed Serial Manipulators & Autonomous Mobile Robots” National Conference on Recent Trends in Engineering (May-2013), SVCE, India.

3. Prashanth.N, Subbaya.K.M, Rajendra.N, Varadarajan.Y.S,“ANN Prediction & Taguchi Approach for Three Body Abrasive Wear Behavior of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Composite”, International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering (ICETE-2011). - Nitte,Mangalore,Karnataka,INDIA : NMAMIT, 4-5th May 2011. ISBN: 978-93-81195-07-9

4. Prashanth.N, Subbaya.K.M, Rajendra.N, Varadarajan.Y.S “Solid Particle Erosion Wear Behaviour of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Composite Using Taguchi Approach”, 5th national Conference on Plastic & Rubber Technology (POLYCON-2011). - Mysore,Karnataka,INDIA, 25-26th April 2011.

5. Prashanth.N, Subbaya.K.M, Rajendra.N, Varadarajan.Y.S, “Taguchi Method and ANOVA Approach for Investigation on Three-body Abrasive Wear Behaviour of Carbon Fabric Reinforced Epoxy Composite with and without Graphite Filler”, International Conference on Operational Excellence And Global Competitiveness (ICOEGC-2011). - Bangalore,Karnataka,INDIA : RVCE & ABCON Information System, 3-5th February 2011.