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


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


  • 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

Student Projects

(Including minor projects, guided during the last five years)

UG Level

  • 2012-2013  :

One Condition Monitoring of Tool Wear in Turning Operation

  • 2015-2016  :

Developing an inventory management model for an Aluminium foundry

  • 2016-2017  :

A comparative study on the formability and the mechanical properties of laser and tungsten inert gas welded blanks

  • 2016-2017  :

A Comparative Study on the preheated Friction Stir Welded Aluminium Alloy AL6061-T6 Sheet Metal

  • 2017-2018  :

Design and Development of Lab-Scale Shell Hydroforming Setup

  • 2017-2018  :

Development of Lab Scale Experimental setup of tube Hydroforming

  • 2018-2019  :

Experimental Evaluation of Tube hydroforming process

  • 2018-2019  :

Experimental Evaluation of Shell hydroforming process

PG Level

  • 2014-2015  :

An investigation on the mechanical and tribological properties of alloy A356 on addition of WC.

  • 2014-2015  :

Development of High Performance ultra-light weight Polymeric Composite for Strategic Applications

  • 2017-2018  :

Finite Element Analysis and Optimization of Tube-Hydroforming process

  • 2018-2019  :

Finite Element Analysis and Optimization of Sheet Hydroforming process

Seminars/Workshops/Conferences Attended

  • 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


Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Title


A. Arun, Rameshkumar, K., 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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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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Publication Type: Conference Proceedings

Year of Publication Title


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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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.

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Tribology society of India (LM#5215)
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