Qualification: 
M.Tech
a_arun@cb.amrita.edu
Phone: 
+91-8281476471

Arun A. currently serves as Assistant Professor (Sr.Gr.) at Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Coimbatore Campus. His areas of research include Material Science Engineering. 

Area of Specialisation : Design and MANUFACTURING

Education

  • 2012 : M.Tech.
    School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore
  • 2010 : B.Tech.
    School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri

Experience

  • July 5, 2013 - Present :

Assistant Professor
School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore

  • July 5, 2012 - July 5, 2013 :

Faculty Associate
School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore

Subjects and the Classes Taught in Both the Semesters

Academic Year Semester Name of the Subject Taught
Theory Practical
2012-2013 ODD 1.Metallurgy & Material Science
2. Precision Engineering
1.Machine Drawing
2.Simulation & Modelling
EVEN 1.Engineering Mechanics
2.Operations Research
1.Metallurgy  
2013-2014   ODD 1. Principles of  Management
2.Engineering Drawing
1.Engineering Drawing
2.Simulation & Modelling
EVEN 1.Project Management
2.Marketing Management
1.Metallurgy  
2014-2015 ODD Principles of  Management Simulation & Modelling Engineering Drawing
EVEN Project Management Metallurgy
2015-2016 ODD Engineering Drawing 1.Simulation & Modelling
2.Engineering Drawing
EVEN Engineering Drawing Fluid Power Lab
2016-2017 ODD Principles of Management 1.Simulation & Modelling
2.Engineering Drawing
EVEN Project Management WorkShop A-Sheet Metal
2017-2018 ODD 1.Industrial Engineering
2. Engineering Drawing I
1. Engineering Drawing I
2.Manufacturing Process Lab
3.WorkShop A –Fluid Power Lab
EVEN 1.Engineering Mechanics
2.Engineering Drawing II
1.Engineering Drawing II
2.WorkShop A-Fluid Power
2018-19 ODD 1.Material Science and Metallurgy
2.Engineering Drawing I
1.Engineering Drawing I
2.Manufacturing Process Lab
EVEN 1.Project Management 1.Engineering Drawing II
2019-20 ODD 1.Material Science and Metallurgy
2.Engineering Drawing - CAD
1. Engineering Drawing I
2. Manufacturing Process Lab
EVEN 1.Design for Manufacturing and Assembly 1.Engineering Drawing II
2.Manufacturing Practices

Student Projects Guided

Year Title of the Project/Thesis Number of Students/Group Industry Project / In-house Outcome
UG Level
2012-2013 Online Condition Monitoring of Tool Wear in Turning Operation 4 In- house Successful
2015-2016 Developing an inventory management model for an Aluminium foundry 4 In- house Successful
2016-2017 A comparative study on the formability and the mechanical properties of laser and tungsten inert gas welded blanks 4 In- house Successful
A Comparative Study on the preheated Friction Stir Welded Aluminium Alloy AL6061-T6 Sheet Metal 4 In- house Successful
2017-2018 Design and Development of Lab-Scale Shell Hydroforming Setup 4 In- house Successful
Development of Lab Scale Experimental setup of tube Hydroforming 4 In- house Successful
2018-2019 Experimental Evaluation of Tube hydroforming process 4 In- house Successful
Experimental Evaluation of Shell hydroforming process 4 In- house Successful
PG Level
2014-2015  An investigation on the mechanical and tribological properties of alloy A356 on the addition of WC.
2014-2015  Development of High-Performance ultra-lightweight Polymeric Composite for Strategic Applications
2017-2018  Finite Element Analysis and Optimization of Tube-Hydroforming process
2018-2019  Finite Element Modelling and Optimization of Sheet Metal Hydroforming Process for cryo-rolled AA5083 sheets
2019-2020  Experimental evaluation, F E Modelling and Optimization of Tube-Hydroforming process

Seminars/Workshops/Conferences Attended

  • November 25-26, 2019  :

FDP on Manufacturing Technology at Roots Industries Ltd

  • March 9-11, 2017  :

International Conference on Materials Manufacturing and Modelling, ICMMM at VIT - Vellore

  • June - July, 2015  :

IIT D QIP Programme

  • December 16-18, 2013  :

2nd International Conference on Intelligent Robotics, Automation and Manufacturing at IIT- Indore

  • Nov 26 - Dec 6, 2013  :

ISTE Workshop at IIT Bombay

  • June 24-28, 2013  :

5th Summer School in Tribology at Tribology Society Of India Indian Oil R & D

 

Papers Presented in Conferences, Seminars, Workshops, or Symposia

Sl. No Title of the Paper Name & Location of the International Conference/ Seminar/ Workshop/ Symposium Names of Co-authors if any Date and or Month, and Year of Presentation
1. An Investigation on the Mechanical and Tribological Properties of Alloy A356 on the Addition of WC International Conference on Materials Manufacturing and Modelling, ICMMM VIT - Vellore Krishna A.R.
Arun,A.
Unnikrishnan D 
Shankar, K.V.
9-11 March 2017
2. Tool Condition Monitoring of Cylindrical Grinding Process Using Acoustic Emission Sensor International Conference on Materials Manufacturing and Modelling, ICMMM VIT - Vellore Arun, A., 
Rameshkumar K
Unnikrishnan D.
Sumesh A.
9-11 March 2017
3. Experimental Evaluation of Grinding Wheel Wear Using Vibration-Based Technique 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Robotics, Automation and Manufacturing, IIT- Indore Dr Ramesh Kumar,
Dr.M.Saimurugan
A. Sumesh
16-18dec 2013
4. Finite Element Modeling and Optimization of Sheet Hydroforming for Cryo-Rolled AA5083 sheets International Conference on Mechanical Engineering Design ICMechD 2019 Akhil B Raj
Arun A
Dr Aith Ramesh
18-19 April 2019
5. Finite Element Analysis and Optimization of Tube-Hydroforming Process International Conference on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications IConAMMA 2019) Shreedhar Vinayak Raut
Ajith Ramesh
Arun A
C S Sumesh
29–31 August 2019 

Publications

Publication Type: Conference Proceedings

Year of Publication Title

2018

A. Arun, K. Ramesh Kumar, Unnikrishnan, D., and A. Sumesh, “Tool Condition Monitoring of Cylindrical Grinding Process Using Acoustic Emission Sensor”, Materials Today: Proceedings, vol. 5, no. 5. pp. 11888-11899, 2018.[Abstract]


In this work, an experimental setup has been established consisting of a cylindrical grinding machine with piezo-electric sensor for capturing acoustic emission and its related hardware and software for signal processing. Acoustic signals are captured for the entire grinding cycle until the abrasive grains of the girding wheel become dull. Surface roughness produced by the process is recorded at fixed time intervals from the beginning to the end of the grinding cycle. Various features of the acoustic emission signatures such as root mean square, amplitude, ring-down count, average signal level are extracted from the time-domain are compared and correlated with the surface roughness generated by the grinding wheel on the work-piece. Good condition and dull condition of the grinding wheel is predicted using machine-learning techniques such as decision tree, artificial neural network, and support vector machine. Results indicate that there is a strong correlation exiting between the acoustic emission features and the surface roughness produced by the grinding process. Support vector machine trained with cubic kernel is appears to be predicting the grinding tool condition with greater accuracy comparing with decision tree algorithm and artificial neural network considered in this study.

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2018

A. R. Krishna, A. Arun, Unnikrishnan D., and K.V. Shankar, “An Investigation on the Mechanical and Tribological Properties of Alloy A356 on the Addition of WC”, ICMMM2017, vol. 5. Materials Today: Proceedings, VIT, Vellore campus, India, pp. 12349-12355, 2018.[Abstract]


Aluminium alloys have broad applications in aerospace and automotive industries due to its high strength to weight ratio. But it is found that aluminium and its alloys are having poor tribological properties, hence its applications are getting limited. Studies reveal that the additions of reinforcements will enhance the mechanical and tribological properties. In this work an investigation was carried out to understand the mechanical and tribological properties of Aluminium matrix composites. Varying weight percentage (1-5%) of tungsten carbide particulates were added to aluminium A356 alloy using stir casting technique. Different compositions of these aluminium matrix composites were cast. The tungsten carbide particulate distribution in the cast was observed using energy dispersive spectroscopy. Various Experiments were carried out to study the Mechanical and Tribological properties of these Aluminium matrix composites. The results of this investigation reveal that the mechanical properties like hardness, tensile strength and tribological properties like wear resistance have improved up to 4 weight percentage of tungsten carbide. It was also found that varying weight percentage of tungsten carbide has no influence on the coefficient of friction. © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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2013

A. Arun, Kumar, R., Dr. Saimurugan M., and A. Sumesh, “Experimental Evaluation of Grinding Wheel Wear Using Vibration Based Technique”, 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Robotics, Automation and Manufacturing (IRAM 2013). Emerald group, IIT- Indore, p. 364, 2013.

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Title

2016

V. J. Vijayan, A. Arun, Shantanu Bhowmik, M. Abraham, Ajeesh, G., and Pitchan M. K., “Development of lightweight high-performance polymeric composites with functionalized nanotubes”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol. 133, no. 21, p. 43471, 2016.[Abstract]


In this article, we highlight the various properties of an ultralightweight poly(ether ketone) (PEK) composite. In this study, special emphases were laid on the preparation of low-density, high-performance polymeric foams with foaming agents and activators. PEK, foamed PEK, and carbon nanotube (CNT)-reinforced foamed PEK composites were considered for this study. The density of the polymer decreased with the reinforcement of the foaming agent. We also noted that with the reinforcement of the modified CNT in the foamed PEK, there were marginal increases in the density and hardness of the composites. We also noted that the mechanical properties of the CNT-reinforced foamed PEK was on par with those of basic PEK. Thermogravimetric analysis gave us a clear indication that the thermal stability of the composites was not affected by the reinforcing foaming agent and nanoparticles. Scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy clearly indicated the formation of foams and also the dispersion of nanoparticles in the composite structure. We also observed that because of the reinforcement of multiwalled CNTs in the composite, there was an improvement in the hardness of the composite. An increase in the specific strength was observed in the foamed PEK composites. The CNT-reinforced foamed PEK showed a marginal decrease in the specific strength without a compromise in the impact strength. The impact strength of the CNT-reinforced foamed PEK composite was found to be similar to that of the basic PEK. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Tribology society of India (LM#5215)