Research

The department had been a research department under Anna University Chennai. Presently M.S and Ph. D admission is done under B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science & Technology. Research work is being carried out in frontier areas like,

  • Metal cutting
  • Vision based Metrology
  • Surface Engineering
  • Cryogenic Treatment of Weldments
  • Bio-fuels
  • Genetic Algorithm,
  • Heat Transfer studies on Metal casting
  • Bio-tribology
  • Roto Dynamics
  • Systems Simulation
  • Failure Mode &
  • Effect Analysis
  • Nonlinear Analysis of Structures
  • Composite materials

Over the last Five Years the faculty members have published

  • 39 Papers in International Journals
  • 2 Papers in National Journals
  • 21 Papers in International Conferences
  • 4 Papers in National Conferences

The department offers Ph.D Programme in the following three categories

  • Full time Programme
  • Part-time internal – Staff members in the same department to acquire higher qualification
  • Part-time external – Staff members in the nearby institution and industry to acquire higher qualification

The details of the academic research activities are:

  • 12 Recognized Research Guides
  • 45 scholars registered for Ph. D under the recognized guides of the department
  • 28 Faculty members of the Department pursuing Ph. D (1 submitted thesis)
  • Two full time research scholars in the department (one with institute fellowship and another with BARC fellowship)

List of Approved Research Supervisors

  • Dr. V.M. Periasamy
  • Dr. M. Murugan
  • Dr. K. Suresh Kumar
  • Dr. R. Rajaraman
  • Dr. S. Prince Arockia Doss
  • Dr. R. Rajendran
  • Dr. S. Rasool Mohideen
  • Dr. Beer Mohammed
  • Dr. A. S. Selvakumar
  • Dr. H. Siddhi Jailani
  • Dr. S. Sundaravalli
  • Dr. V. Muralidharan

Ph.D Research Scholars – On Roll

Registered Under Other Universities

S.No Name of the Candidate University Broad Area of Research
1 S.Siva Kumar Anna University CAD – CAM Interface
2 Arockia Julias Anna University FEA analysis of failure in Composite Structures
3 Mohammed Iliyas JNTU CFD

Registered under B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science & Technology

S.No Name of the Candidate Registered Topic for Research
1 Mr. Loganathan S Tribological behavior of composite Materials for gear Applications
2 Mr. Dinesh P Al Nano Metal Matrix Composites
3 Mr. Sathiya Narayanan D Wear studies on power metallurgy based functionally graded materials
4 Mr. Rajarajan S Surface Engineering – Tribocorrosion
5 Mr. Mohammed Raffiq Experimental Determination and Validation of Interfacial Heat Transfer Coefficient during Casting Process
6 Mr. Arun Kumaar Balasubramanian Analyzing Indian Bio Mass Power Plants for their failures and to suggest steps to improve performance through technology and policies
7 Mr. Ayaz Ahmed Tribological behavior and performance studies on PVD coated high speed steels
8 Mr. K. Pitchaimani Waste Heat Recovery, Vapour absorption refrigeration system using waste heat from automobile internal combustion engine.
9 Ms.Haider Nasreen Effect of Cryogenic Treatment on Dental Implants
10 Mr.Selvam G. BIW Geometry through Integrated Product and Process
11 Mr.Sreedhar P SLS for Biocomposites
12 Mr. Lachhaman Mahanta Welding
13 Mr. Ram. A Air Conditioning
14 Mr. N. Prakash Lean Manufacturing
15 Mr. S. Baskar Air Flow Management in Automobile Front End Module
16 Mr. J. Purushothaman Surface Engg.
17 Mr. N. Jamsheed Creep in rotor steel material
18 Mr. K. Radhakrishnan Welding
19 Mr. R. Sathish Kumar BIO FUELS – Optimization of Biodiesel Production from Pongamia Pinnata, experimental investigation on the combustion characteristics and finding a suitable additive to improve the combustion
20 Ms. Mahboob E Afshan Heat transfer analysis for PCM thermal storage
21 Ms. L. Annagowsalya Experimental Investigation and Validation of Interfacial Heat Transfer Coefficient during Solidification of Casting Process using Inverse Methods.
22 Mr.T.R.Tamilarasan Study of Electro Deposition Process on Nickel Composite Coating
23 Mr.S.Jeavudeen Improvement of EDM Characteristics by optimizing the Gap Parameter
24 Mr.S.Ramalingam Dynamic model and simulation of a robot manipulator
25 Mr.M.Pervaz Ahmed Effect of Cryogenic Treatment on Metal Matrix Composites
26 Mr. T. Venkatesan Fatigue Life Prediction
27 Mr. J. Mahashar Ali Surface roughness evaluation for cylindrical surfaces using image processing
28 Mr. C. K. Arvinda Pandian Machining Fixture layout Optimization using FEA and ANN
29 Mr. Ravikumar Natarajan Development of wear resistant material for air disc brake rotor and disc
30 Mr. SathickBasha K Low Temperature Studies on Polymer Composites
31 Mr. N. Sirajudeen Studies on Friction Stir Welding on Mg./Al alloys
32 Mrs. S. Zeenath Fathima Thermal Stress Analysis of Cryogenic treated Bearing Steel
33 Mr. Ahmed Zainul Abideen Metal Forming (Sheet metal)
34 Mr. MD. Javeed Ahmed Composite Materials
35 Mr. Balasrinivasan Wear behavior of composite materials
36 Mr. Ramanjaneyulu G Wear behavior of composite materials
37 Mr. Krishnakumar K Heat transfer in Nano fluids
38 Mr. C. Sivakumar Micro Electro Mechanical Systems
39 Mr. Varunkumar A Welding
40 Mr. Asrar Ahmed K Congugate heat transfer using CFD
41 Mr. Pradeepkumar Material Science / Surface Engineering
42 Mr. S. Arun Kumar Materials – Composite CNTS
43 Mr. V. Gunasekaran Rubber Nano Composite

MOUs signed

The Department has active MOUs with industries and Research Institutions like,

  • IGCAR, Kalpakkam
  • IP Rings Ltd, Maraimalai Nagar
  • Hwashin Automotives, Irungattukottai
  • Ford India Ltd, Maraimalai Nagar
  • Dynaspede Integrated Systems (P) Ltd, Hosur o Apollo Tyres Limited
  • Garuda Vayu Shakthi Private Limited

Training & Consultancy Work

  • The department regularly offers training programmes (Carrier Development Program for team leaders and Craftsman Training Program for Technicians) for the employees of M/s. Ford India Limited for the past four years and so far generated Rs. 32 lakhs.
  • Similar programmes were also offered for the employees of ETA Ascon Limited, Dubai, Larsen & Toubro Ltd, India Piston Rings Ltd and Design Desk India Pvt. Ltd. The department also regularly offers training on Modeling and Simulation packages.

Revenue generated through Industry Interaction

S.No Organization Project Period Value (in Rs. Lakhs)
1 Various Iinstitutions Testing Revenue 2010-15 0.5
2 M/s Ford India Ltd Diploma Apprentices Training Program
(40 Batches of each 1 week duration)
2010-11 12.9
3 M/s Ford India Ltd Diploma apprenticeship training 2010-11 15.0
4 M/s Ford India Ltd PDC6 Career development program 2010-11 12.0
5 M/s Ford India Ltd PDC6 Career development program 2013-14 6.25

Funded Projects

Project completed

  • Cryogenic Treatment of Steel Weldments-AICTE-TAPTEC R&D- Rs. 5 Lakhs (2001-2004)
  • Optimization of Cryogenic Treatment for Engineering Materials – AICTE – RPS- Rs. 3 Lakhs (2008-2010)

Project Ongoing

S.No Project Title Principal Investigators Project Sanctioned Organization Duration of the Project Year Amount (Rs)
1 The effect of aluminum on TiAlN, CrALN and ZrAlN coatings using RF powered Magnetron Sputtering Dr.S.Beer Mohamed UGC-DAE-CRS 3 Years 2014-15 2,63,400
2 Wear Behaviour of Duplex Coated Steels Dr.R.Rajendran UGC-DAE-CRS 3 Years 2013-14 2,53,400
2012-13 2,53,400