DETAILS OF FACULTY PURSUED/PURSUING RESEARCH IN THE RESEARCH CENTER UNDER VTU
|Sl. No.||Name of the Supervisor||Name of the Research Scholar||Year of Registration||Title of Research work||Status|
|1||Dr D N Drakshayani||Mrs V Shantha USN: 1MV04PMM03||2004||Characterization and structure properties correlation in doped tungsten||Awarded PhD|
|2||Dr Mallikarjuna C Math||Mr Kiran Kumar M USN: 1MV13PMN01||2013||Application of response surface methodology for the prediction of performance, combustion and emission characteristics in spark ignition engine using ethanol-gasoline blends||Awarded PhD|
|3||Dr M S Ganesha Prasad||Mr Prashant S H USN: 1MV11PMN02||2011||Studies on Process Optimization of Solid State welding of Aluminum -7075 and Steel Materials with different Preheating Conditions||Awarded PhD|
|4||Dr D N Drakshayani||Mr Janardhana K USN: 1MV10PMM01||2010||The retrogression and reaging heat treatment of aluminum alloys||Thesis Submitted|
|5||Dr D N Drakshayani||Mr. Khalique Ejaz Ahmed USN: 1MV11PMN01||2011||Studies on the effect of process parameters on friction stir welded Aluminum reinforced with particulate metal composites.||Experimental works|
|6||Dr V Shantha||Mr. Sampath Kumar L USN: 1MV16PMJ01||2015||Synthesis and characterization of Nano materials for restorative dentistry application||Completed comprehensive viva voce|
|7||Dr V Shantha||Mrs. Nitya Poornima USN: 1MV17PMS02||2016||Studies on Nano powders as additives for lubrication||Course work completed|
|8||Dr A J K Prasad||Mr Yeshvantha H S USN: 1ME13PMN03||2013||Design and fabrication of UHMWPE composites reinforced with Nano ceramic oxides ad evaluation of their mechanical properties||Pre PhD completed Thesis under preparation|
|9||Dr A J K Prasad||Mr Prashanth L USN: 1MV15PMJ01||2015||Evaluation of Properties of a Battery System for ICP Systems for Marine Applications||Pre PhD completed Thesis under preparation|
|10||Dr G Balakumar||Mr. Ravikumar USN: 1MV26PMJ03||2015||Studies on development and optimization of machinability paramters of Al alloy reinforced with ZrO2 particulates based MMCs||Comprehensive Viva voce completed|
|11||Dr G Balakumar||Mr. Shivakumar S USN : 1MV17PMA01||2017||Development and property evaluation of Al-alloy reinforced with nano ceramic particulates based MMCs subjected to hot forging process. Status; comprehensive Vivo date announced||Course work completed. Waiting for Comprehensive Viva-Voce|
|12||Dr G Balakumar||Mr Nataraj M USN: 1MV17PMA03||2017||Development and property evaluation of Al alloy reinforced with ZrO2 particulates based MMCs by disintegrated melt deposition technique||Comprehensive Viva-Voce completed|
|13||Dr G Balakumar||Mr Madhukumar K USN: 1MV19PME01||2019||Development and mechanical characterization of Al alloy reinforced with Zirconia, subjected to extrusion and heat treatment.||Course work completed|
RESEARCH THRUST AREAS IN DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
- Thermal Science, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Renewable Energy Sources
- Material Tensile Strength Characterization at High Strain rates and temperatures.
- Nano Materials and Bio Materials.
- Casting and Welding
- Product Design/PLCM
- Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing.
- Mechatronics and artificial Intelligence.
MAJOR EQUIPMENTS/SOFTWARES AVAILABLE IN THE RESEARCH CENTER
|Sl No.||Equipment/ Software||Specification||Utility area/Purpose|
|1||Computerized Universal Testing Machine (UTM)||60 Ton Capacity||Materials, Research purpose and for students experiments|
|2||Computerized Diesel Engine Test Rig||Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke Diesel Engine||Heat and Mass Transfer, Analysis of engine performance, Testing of Bio fuels|
|3||Metallurgical Microscope||Upright metallurgical microscope, Magnification: 1000X||Analysis of Microstructure of Materials|
|4||Wear and Friction Monitor||Model TR201LE||Materials, Wear and friction monitor for polymer composites|
|5||Vacuum pump||HVV make model E06||For vacuum creation|
|6||ANSYS Software||V13||Modeling and Analysis Lab|
|7||Metal Melting Furnaces||Electric Furnace||Foundry Lab, Melting, Alloying purpose|