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Faculty in Charge:  Dr. R. Padmanaban

Tech Staff: Mr. M. Ravikumar

The CAD-CAM Laboratory has the following Softwares & Hardware.

I-DEAS 10NX, CATIA V5R14, Pro/ENGINEER Creo 5.0, Unigraphics NX, Autodesk Inventor SERIES Auto CAD R14, VERICUT 4.1, ANSYS 13.0, Fluent 6.3, GAMBIT, MoldFlow 3.0, ARENA 11.0, Poly Flow 11.0, Paulsons CBT, Edge cam R2012, ABAQUS, LS-DYNA, Hyper Works 7.0, Solid Edge V19, Mechanical Desktop 6.0.
HP Intel CORE i5, 3.1 GHz, 4GB RAM.

Machine Dynamics Lab

Faculty in Charge: Mr. S. Saravana Murugan

Tech Staff: Mr. Alex Pandian

Ext. No. 5539

Machine Dynamics Laboratory is well equipped with dynamic balancing machine for balancing automobile wheels and centrifugal pump impeller etc., FFT analyzer for vibration analysis, composite filament winding machine for fabrication of composite shafts and pipes. It also has experimental setups for cam profile measurement, gyroscope effect, whirling of shaft, natural and forces vibration etc.

Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Machinery Lab

Faculty in Charge: Dr. K. Balaji

Tech Staff: Mr. V. Vignesh

Ext. No. 5533

The Fluid Mechanics Laboratory has complete experimental setups to demonstrate the basic laws of hydraulics and flow measuring devices. Similarly, the Fluid Power Laboratory has impulse and reaction turbines, reciprocating, gear and centrifugal pumps with required test rigs to study the performance characteristics.

Instrumentation Lab

Faculty in Charge: Dr. T. Mohanraj

Tech Staff: Mr. R. Yuvaraj

Ext. No. 5539

The Instrumentation Laboratory exposes the students to sophisticated instruments, which form part of the modern quality-conscious industry. The Laboratory trains the students in precision measurements and calibration. The Laboratory is equipped with pressure and vacuum gauges, thermocouples, stroboscopes, load cell, proving ring, strain gauges, LVDTs etc. It has latest data acquisition cards from NI for temperature, force, vibration measurements visusal system for visual inspection.It also equipped with Lego Mindstorm Kit for studying various sensors and robot programming. Labview software is used to acquire signals from various DAQ’s and processing. The laboratory has a flow control valve to control the flow rate to a pneumatic cylinder and it is controlled by Labview software.

Special Machines Laboratory

Faculty in Charge: Dr. Krishna Kumar P.

Tech Staff: Mr. K. Dayalan

Ext. No. 5533

Special Machines Laboratory is well equipped with CNC Vertical machining center, CNC Trainer (Star Mill, Turn Mill), gear hobbing machine, universal milling machine, vertical milling machine, pantograph engraving machine, tool and cutter grinder, cylindrical grinding machine, surface grinding machine centreless grinding machine, shaper, slotting machine, planning machine and radial drilling machine.

Lathe Workshop

Faculty in Charge: Dr. N. R. Sakthivel

Tech Staff: Mr. C. Chandramohan

Ext. No. 5534

Lathe workshop equipped with centre lathes, capstan lathes, power hacksaw, tool grinders, lathe accessories and attachments

Product Workshop

Faculty in Charge: Dr. P. Raghuram

Tech Staff: Mr. D. Vijayakumar

Ext. No. 5537

Students are come to know the assembly and disassembly procedures of products. They can identify the various common materials used in engineering products and also its functioning. They are getting practice in free hand sketching and use of instruments for measuring dimensions. Further they are familiar with various tools and fasteners and its specifications.

Automation Lab

Faculty in Charge: Dr. T. Mohanraj

Tech Staff: Mr. R. Balaji

Ext. No. 5532

Fluid Power Laboratory has basic pneumatic trainer kits, Electro-pneumatic trainer kits (from SMC, Japan) Hydraulic trainer kit, PLC, Automation Studio (circuit design software from Famic Technologies) and 5 axis Robot (IR52C).

Welding and Soldering Shop

Faculty in Charge: Dr. P. Raghuram

Tech Staff: Mr. R. Senthil kumar

Ext. No. 5540

The welding shop has both arc welding and gas welding, which are very commonly used in industries. Soldering is a metal joining process is used for making low mechanical strength joints. Soldering practice is given to the students with wire preparation.

Sheet Metal Fabrication Shop

Faculty in Charge: Mr. A. S. Prakash

Tech Staff: Mr. N. Karthikeyan

Ext. No. 5531

Sheet metal shops help to develop the skill of the students in fabrication methods by going through a set of exercises on different types of metal and alloys. The labs are well equipped with latest technologies

Foundry Workshop

Faculty in Charge: Mr. V. R. Sathishkumar

Tech Staff: Mr. M. Sundara raj

Ext. No. 5531

Foundry lab is equipped with sand testing apparatus and electric furnace. The foundry shop has multiple sets of patterns, different types of core boxes and allied tools to give hands on experience to students individually. The lab is effectively used for various activities includes teaching, training, research and project work.

Metallurgy Lab

Faculty in Charge: Dr. R. Padmanabhan

Tech Staff: Mr. P. Masilamani

Ext. No. 5530

The Laboratory is equipped with Tinius Olson UK make UTM, friction and wear monitor, Zeiss inverted metallurgical research microscope, Optical metallurgical microscopes, Heat treatment and Jomini Hardenability test set up, foundry sand testing facilities etc.

Metrology Lab

Faculty in Charge: Mr. A. Shanmugasundaram

Tech Staff: Mr. R. Balaji

Ext. No. 5541

Metrology Laboratory is well equipped with latest equipment like Surftest & Accessories, Digimatic Mini processor, Micro Hardness tester, Auto Collimator, Electronic & Pneumatic Comparators, Profile Projector, Digital Height Master, Floating Carriage Micrometer, Tool Makers Microscope, Gear Rolling Tester, Vision System, Slip Gauge set (Mitutoyo Grade O)

Press Shop

Faculty in Charge: Dr. A. Sumesh

Tech Staff: Mr. K. Balamurugan

Ext. No. 5530

Metal forming lab is equipped with 50 Ton Mechanical Press, 50Ton Hydraulic Press, Press tools and Erichisen cup Tester.

Thermal Engineering Lab

Faculty in Charge: Mr. D. Senthil Kumar

Tech Staff: Mr. Kannapiran

Ext. No. 5534

The Thermal Engineering Laboratory is equipped with test setups for different types of heat engines, air compressors, blowers, and an advanced technology steam boiler, turbine and condenser. Facilities are available for testing fuel and lubricants and also analysis of exhaust gases. Other test facilities cover refrigeration and air conditioning, low-speed wind tunnel etc. The laboratory also houses an online test facilities for IC engines with eddy current dynamometer along with the required instrumentation for in cylinder pressure measurement.

Heat and Mass Transfer Lab

Faculty in Charge: Mr. D. Senthil Kumar
Tech Staff: Mr. Kannapiran
Tech Staff: Mr. Mohanasundaram K
Ext. No. 5534

A Heat and Mass Transfer Laboratory has been established with necessary testing equipment to study Conduction, Convection, Radiation and mixed modes of heat transfer in fins and heat exchangers, drop wise and film wise condensation. Steam generator apparatus and single effect evaporator apparatus are also available in the laboratory.

Carpentry Shop

Faculty in Charge: Dr. P. Raghuram

Tech Staff: Mr. D.Vijayakumar

Ext. No. 5537

The carpentry shops are meant for skill development programme. It develops the skill level of the student by going through a set of exercises with wood. They are also equipped to provide individual workbench to students.

Plumbing Workshop

Faculty in Charge: Mr. Srinivaas

Tech Staff: Mr. R. Vignesh

Ext. No. 5533

Plumbing is the skilled trade of working with pipes, tubing and plumbing fixtures for drinking water systems and the drainage of waste. A student will learn to install pipes and fixtures, to repair or replace all kinds of leaks and use personal protective equipment.

3D Printing Lab

Faculty in Charge: Dr. M. Ramu

Tech Staff: Mr. S .Mohan Prasanth

Ext. No. 5544

3D printing is an additive manufacturing process involving deposition of thermoplastic material onto a build surface in layers, to construct a three-dimensional shape.The 3D printing lab is well equipped with Olivetti S2 3D printer with accessories, 3D Printer-Lapwing V1, 3D printer-SLA and a 3D Scanner. The students learn the technology of 3D printing process, generate G-codes through slicing software and to build 3D prototype from CAD model using thermoplastic material.

Design Thinking Lab

Design thinking is a project based course scheduled for 30 lecture and 30 practical sessions with students’ engaged in continuous learning with day to day activities thus making it different from the traditional course. Design thinking lab has been developed with a dedicated working space of 100 sq.m to accommodate 30 students working in six different teams. Each team will be given with unique need statement at the beginning of the course and the design thinking process will be systematically undergone.

The laboratory encompasses the following facilities to work as team:

  • Working table for each group
  • White board for each group
  • Flip chart board for each group
  • Projection and audio visual aids
  • Wifi connection
  • Working stationeries

Common facilities like fabrication shop, machining workshop, 3D printers, computing facility and material for prototyping were made available for the students at any time of the course.

Research Laboratories

Tribology Research Laboratory

Research Activities

  • Functionally graded materials with high mechanical strength and high abrasive wear resistance properties are developed by reinforcing the hard reinforcements through the centrifugal casting process.
  • The attainment of desired property in the selective region of composite is achieved by single step centrifugal casting process and therefore this process becomes very cost effective.
  • These FGMs can be effectively utilized for the applications where light weight, better mechanical properties and high wear resistance are very essential.
  • The FGMs can be used as the thermal barriers in structures of aerospace applications, wear-resistant linings for handling large heavy abrasive ore particles, cylinder blocks, cylinder liners and brake disc.
  • Copper FGMs can be effectively used in bearings and bushes applications where wear becomes a major consideration

Associated Faculty Member: Dr. N. Radhika



S.No. Details of Equipment/Facility Make and Model Cost in INR
1. Centrifugal Casting Machine NVS heaters and panels, Coimbatore Rs. 46, 830
2 Electric Resistance Furnace NVS heaters and panels, Coimbatore Rs. 1,23,202
3 Dry Abrasion Tester Ducom Instruments, Bangalore Rs. 5.05,000
4 Copper Melting Furnace NVS heaters and panels, Coimbatore Rs. 2.80,000
5 Heat treatment furnace Sri bharathi and co,Coimbatore Rs. 1,02,900
6 Linear Reciprocating tribometer Ducom Instruments, Bangalore Rs. 7,50,000

Academic Programs

Publications: 20 International Journal Papers

Integrated Machine Health Monitoring Lab

Health monitoring of machines –Predictive Analytics approach

  • Need to increase reliability
  • Improve the quality of the job
  • Reduce the maintenance cost
  • Avoid catastrophic damages


  • Intelligent fault diagnosis of rotating machinery.
  • Extraction of information from the machine using multi sensor fusion techniques.
  • Machining process monitoring and control.
  • Tool condition monitoring in high speed precision milling process
  • Prediction of surface roughness in the workpiece.
  • Grinding wheel condition monitoring
  • Development of hardware unit for process monitoring and fault diagnosis.
  • Machinability studies on hard materials such as Titanium, Inconel, etc.
  • Prediction of residual stress in the machined component
  • Online welding quality control using signature analysis.
  • Identification of welding defect using image processing and machine learning techniques.

Five funded projects have been completed for the worth of Rs 75 lakhs

  • Predictive Analytics in Welding
  • Predictive Analytics in Gear Box Fault Diagnosis
  • Automated Fault Diagnosis of Rotating Machines
  • Process Monitoring in High Speed Machining of Titanium Alloy – Ultra Precision High Speed Machining Center
  • Process Monitoring in High Speed Machining of Titanium Alloy – High Speed Machining of Titanium Alloy


  1. Machine Fault Simulator
  2. Gearbox Test-rig
  3. AE sensor (Physical Acoustics) with data analysis software
  4. Vibration signal analyzer
  5. Triaxial Accelerometer
    1. Microphone
    2. Impulse Hammer
    3. Vibration shaker with data acquisition system :
    4. Residual stress measurement set up

Academic Programs
Course offered in BTech Mechanical Engineering

Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Maintenance.

Course offered in MTech Engineering Design

  • Engineering Design Lab-I (Machine Condition Monitoring Lab)
  • Machine Condition Monitoring
  • Design Automation with IoT

About 50 research papers have been published in scopus indexed journal

Developed low cost real time monitoring system for early fault detection using Predictive Analytics


  • Godrej Aerospace
Amrita Automotive Research and Technology Centre (AARTC)

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is run by a mission with a clear vision to provide quality education, train professionals of the highest calibre and work in close coordination with the industries in terms of research and development activities. As part of its commitment to active research and development, Amrita Automotive Research & Technology Centre (AARTC) is set up at its headquarters at Coimbatore for research in the Mobility domain. The centre is set up in collaboration with Automotive Test Systems (ATS), India.


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Amrita Robert Bosch Automotive Electronic Laboratory

The Amrita- Robert Bosch Automotive Electronics Laboratory Lab was inaugurated and established at the Coimbatore campus of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham on November 20, 2014. The lab supports the work of about 200 students pursuing their degree in engineering disciplines, viz., Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Automotive Electronics and Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering.

The state-of-the-art laboratory facility is part of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the campus. The laboratory functions under the supervision by Dr. Thirumalini S., Professor and Chairperson at the department of Mechanical Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering.

From its inception, this laboratory fosters inter-disciplinary research, thereby helping the students and researchers to understand and bridge the gap between academia and industry.

Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions (RBEI) experts provide help to fine tune the research work so that they match with the real time problems faced by the automotive industry. Embedded System Development Kit powered with Freescale processor with sensors and actuators provides an actual ECU environment for the experiments conducted here in the laboratory.

This free scale kit customized with all the advanced features that are necessary for any Automotive Embedded Software Development. The kit has LIN, CAN, SPI, GPIO Interfaces and is built on TWR-K40D100M Free scale Tower Board.


  • Fuel injection control in a Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition (RCCI) for improving the performance and emission.
  • GPIO configuration for reading the controlling sensors and actuators.
  • Timer configuration for synchronizing the channels.
  • ADC AND DAC configuration for analogue signal processing
  • PWM (Pulse width modulation configuration for speed control of motors

Faculty Associated with the Lab: Prof. M. Prasad, Dr. S. Srihari, Prof. D. Senthilkumar, Dr. Mohanraj

V. Charitha, S. Thirumalini*, M. Prasad, S. Srihari, Investigation on performance and emissions of RCCI dual fuel combustion on diesel – bio diesel in a light duty engine, Renewable Energy, Volume 134, April 2019, Pages 1081-1088

Combustion Research Lab

The combustion research lab focuses on providing solutions to global challenges arising due to the combustion of fuels. The research work carried out in the lab includes fundamental research in laminar premixed flames like LBV measurement of hydrocarbon hydrogen fuels using heat flux method and diverging channel method. The lab also focuses on the combustion modelling in different applications.



FacultyDr. V. Ratna Kishore

PhD Student
E. V. Jithin
MTech Student
Vinay Sankar Guru Prasad
Sudhi S. Dinesh Kadali
Robin Varghese Aravind B.
Raghuram Dinesh kumar L.
R. Sherin Godson Vishnu Hariharan


The combustion research lab focuses on fundamentals research in laminar premixed flames and combustion modelling. The major experimental setups developed in this lab are listed below.

1. Diverging Channel Experimental Setup

The diverging channel experimental method is developed for the measurement of burning velocity of various gaseous fuels at elevated temperatures.

2. Heat Flux Method Setup 

Heat flux method is a direct method for determining laminar burning velocity. This measurement technique uses a nearly flat flame anchored over the burner top.

3. Experimental Setup for Household Burners 

Experimental setup was developed to understand the flame stability of household burners operated with LPG/H2/air mixtures.

4. Combustion Modeling 

Numerical modeling group in the lab undertakes research projects relating to clean energy, micro combustors and flame zone modelling. Some of our current research projects include:

  • Transforming Global Health through Computational Cook Stove Design in India, This project was funded by Royal Academy of Engineers under UK Newton Fellowship in collaboration with imperial College London and IIT Madras. Read more
  • Numerical Modelling of the flame zone in micro combustors.
  • Numerical Modelling of Tip Opening phenomena in hydrocarbon-hydrogen Bunsen flames.


Project Title: Measurement of burning velocities of hydrocarbon hydrogen mixtures and application to premixed laminar burner design.

Funding Agency: DST

PI: Ratna Kishore Velamati, Department of Mechanical Engieering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amrita Nagar, Coimbatore – 641112


S. No Sanctioned List Model & Make
1 10 ltr gas cylinder with double stage regulators Rana Industrial Gases and Products
2 Temperature regulated water baths I-Tech systems
3 Compressor ELGI
4 47 ltr gas cylinders with two stage pressure regulators Rana Industrial Gases and Products
5 DSLR camera CANON
6 Fine wire thermocouples with sheath OMEGA
7 High precision gas mass flow controllers Alicat Scientific INC.


  1. Varghese R. J, Kishore V. R., Akram M., Yoon Y., Kumar S., Burning velocities of DME(dimethyl ether)-air premixed flames at elevated temperatures, Energy, 2017, 126, 34-41.
  2. Aravind B., Raghuram G. K. S., Kishore V. R., Kumar S., Compact design of planar stepped micro combustor for portable thermoelectric power generation, Energy Conversion and Management, 2018, 156: 224-234.
  3. Edacheri Veetil J., Aravind B., Mohammad A., Kumar S., Velamati R. K., Effect of hole pattern on the structure of small scale perorated plate burner flames, Fuel, 2018; 216, 722-33.
  4. Konnov A. A., Mohammad A., Kishore V. R., Kim N. I., Prathap C., Kumar S., A comprehensive review of measurements and data analysis of laminar burning velocities for various fuel+air mixtures. Progress in Energy and Combustion Science,. 2018, 68, 197-267.
  5. Mohammed A. N., Jithin E. V., Dineshkumar L., Ratna Kishore V., Mohammad A., Tip Opening of Burner-Stabilized Flames, Energy and Fuels, 2018, 32(2), 2344-2354.
  6. Khan A. R., Anbusaravanan S., Kalathi L., Velamati R., Prathap C., Investigation of dilution effect with N2/CO2 on laminar burning velocity of premixed methane/oxygen mixtures using freely expanding spherical flames, Fuel, 2017, 196, 225-232.
  7. Kishore V. R., Minaev S., Akram M., Kumar S., Dynamics of premixed methane/air mixtures in a heated microchannel with different wall temperature gradients, RSC Advances, 2017, 7(4), 2066-2073.
  8. Mohammed A. N., Juhany K. A., Kumar S., Kishore V. R., Mohammad A., Effects of CO2/N2 dilution on laminar burning velocity of stoichiometric DME-air mixture at elevated temperatures, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2017, 333, 215-221.
  9. Singh A. P., Kishore V. R., Yoon Y., Minaev S., Kumar S., Effect of Wall Thermal Boundary Conditions on Flame Dynamics of CH4-Air and H2-Air Mixtures in Straight Microtubes, Combustion Science and Technology, 2017, 189(1), 150-168.
  10. Edacheri Veetil J., Rajith C. V., Velamati R. K., Numerical simulations of steady perforated-plate stabilized Syngas air pre-mixed flames, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2016, 41(31), 13747-13757.
  11. Hariharan V., Velamati R. K., Prathap C., Investigation on supersonic combustion of hydrogen with variation of combustor inlet conditions, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2016, 41(13), 5833-5841.
  12. Nair A., Velamati R. K., Kumar S., Effect OF CO2/N2 dilution on laminar burning velocity of liquid petroleum gas-air mixtures at elevated temperatures, Energy, 2016, 100,145-153.
  13. Aravind B., Velamati R. K., Singh A. P., Yoon Y., Minaev S., Kumar S., Investigations on flame dynamics of premixed H2-air mixtures in microscale tubes, RSC Advances, 2016, 6(55), 50358-50367.
  14. Nair A., Kishore V. R., Kumar S., Dynamics of Premixed Hydrogen-Air Flames in Microchannels with a Wall Temperature Gradient, Combustion Science and Technology, 2015, 187(10), 1620-1637.
  15. Singh A. P., Ratnakishore V., Minaev S., Kumar S., Numerical investigations of unsteady flame propagation in stepped microtubes, RSC Advances, 2015, 5(122), 100879-100890.
  16. Aravind B., Ratna Kishore V., Mohammad A., Combustion characteristics of the effect of hydrogen addition on LPG-air mixtures, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2015, 40(46), 16605-16617.
  17. Lalith M. K., Dinesh A., Unnikrishnan S., Radhakrishnan A., Srihari S., Ratna Kishore V., Modeling of homogeneous mixture formation and combustion in GDI engine with negative valve overlap, ISRN Mechanical Engineering, 2013, 2013.
  18. Jithin E. V., Kishore V. R., Varghese R. J., Three-dimensional simulations of steady perforated-plate stabilized propane-air premixed flames, Energy and Fuels, 2014, 28(8), 5415-5425.
  19. Ratna Kishore V., Muchahary R., Ray A., Ravi M. R., Adiabatic burning velocity of H2/O2 mixtures diluted with CO2/N2/Ar, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2009, 34(19), 8378-8388.
  20. Ratna Kishore V., Ravi M. R., Ray A., Adiabatic burning velocity and cellular flame characteristics of H2-CO-CO2-air mixtures, Combustion and Flame, 2011, 158(11), 2149-2164.
  21. Akram M., Kishore V. R., Kumar S., Laminar burning velocity of propane/CO2/N2-air mixtures at elevated temperatures, Energy and Fuels, 2012, 26(9), 5509-5518.
  22. Ratna Kishore V., Duhan N., Ravi M. R., Ray A., Measurement of adiabatic burning velocity in natural gas-like mixtures, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 2008, 33(1), 10-16.


  1. Prof. Sudarshan Kumar (IITB)
  2. Dr. Bhupendra Khandelwal (University of Sheffield)
  3. Prof. Subhah Chander (NIT Jalander)
  4. Prof. M. R. Ravi (IITD)
  5. Dr. C. Prathap (IIST, Trivandrum)
  6. Dr. P. Parthasarathy (NIT Surathkal)
CAD-CAM Lab – Simulation Lab

The simulation lab is located inside and a part of the CAD/CAM lab in the main building. The lab has 15 high end computers (HP-64 bit systems, 8 GB RAM, i5 2500@ 3.3 GHz) with LAN connection. The software available are ANSYS, FLUENT, ABAQUS, COMSOL Multiphysics, ARENA, MATLAB and ADAMS. The lab is used by students to perform numerical simulations of structures subjected to mechanical, thermal, fluid, electrical, electromagnetic loads/fields. The lab serves the computational and simulation needs of the UG, PG and PhD students working in various fields of engineering. Submissions to the central computing facility (HPC) can be made from the simulation lab.

Casting and Welding Research Lab

PeopleDr. R. Saravanan and Mr. A Shanmugasundaran

ResearchAlloy development and Surface modification

Casting and welding related research works were performed. Using this lab, six Ph.D were awarded in the area of alloy development and surface modification techniques.

Publications: 93 Papers

Ph. D. Research Work

Sl. Ph.D. Title Student Name Registration Number Status
1 Process Development for Surface Alloying of Bronze with Ni/Cr using GTA Heat Source- Modelling and Validation Sanjivi Arul 0130407102 Completed (2012)
2 An Investigation of the Mechanical Properties and Wear behaviour of sand cast Copper-Nickel-Tin alloys S.Ilangovan 0130407104 Completed (2012)
3 Development of Surface modification Cu-Sn bronze alloys and determination of their hardness, Wear rate and Coefficient of Friction Cherian Paul CB.EN.D*MEE11005 Completed (2016)
4 Surface Modification of Al-Si-Mg allos and Determination of Microstructure, Hardness and Wear rate R Saravanan CB.EN.D*MEE09003 Completed (2016)
5 Development of High Strength Cu-based Spinodal alloys cast in metal mould Karthick V Sankar CB.EN.D*MEE13002 Completed (2017)
6 An investigation on the effect of Ni and Si addition on the microstructure, hardness, tensile properties and Wear rate of Al-8Si-0.4Mg alloy cast in metal mould. Nidin A Raj CB.EN.D*MEE13001 Completed (2018)
7 Development of Surface Modified Aluminium Alloy with Various Ceramic Particles using Gas Tungsten Arc (GTA) as a Heat Source to Enhance the Surface Hardness and Wear Resistance A.Shanmugasundaram CB.EN.D*MEE12002 Completed (2020)

Articles Published

Sl. Article Title DOI
1 Investigations on the Mechanical and Tribological Performance of Nickel Aluminum Bronze-CaCO3 Composite 10.1088/1757-899X/1059/1/012059
2 Effect of Bio-Fluid on the Corrosion Properties of Tungsten Surface Alloyed Under Nitrogen on Austenitic Stainless Steel 10.1007/s40735-020-00369-4
3 Improvement in hardness, wear rate and corrosion resistance of silicon bronze using gas tungsten arc 10.1016/j.matpr.2020.04.292
4 Study of mechanical and tribological properties of LM9 alloy reinforced with BN and WC 10.1016/j.matpr.2020.04.402
5 An investigation on the microstructure, wear rate and hardness of Surface alloying Ni-Hard 4 cast iron with Tungsten Using GTA 10.1016/j.matpr.2020.04.308
6 Evaluation on Mechanical Properties of Lm14 Reinforced with Paper Sludge Ash 10.1016/j.matpr.2020.04.435
7 Reduction of Noise in the Vehicle Cabin by Using Natural Fibres with Polyurethane and Comparison with Other acoustic Materials 10.1088/1757-899X/577/1/012013
8 Surface modification of Ni-hard 4 cast iron with titanium using GTA heat source 10.1088/1757-899X/577/1/012129
9 Impact of tungsten on the surface of aluminium-silicon alloy on microstructure, hardness and wear rate using GTA 10.1088/1757-899X/577/1/012124
10 Surface alloying on austenitic stainless steel with titanium and tungsten using gas tungsten arc 10.1088/2631-8695/ab47b5
11 Evaluation of weld joint: Cupro – nickel with aluminium 5083 10.35940/ijrte.C4803.098319
12 Impact of Surface Alloying of Nickel on Microstructure, Hardness and Wear on Aluminium–12%Silicon Alloy 10.1007/s12666-019-01692-2
13 Microstructure, hardness and corrosion resistance of surface modified Ni – Hard 4 cast iron with nitrogen using gas tungsten arc 10.35940/ijrte.B2642.078219
14 Impact of tungsten on microstructure, hardness and wear rate of AISI 304 stainless steel surface alloyed under nitrogen environment 10.35940/ijrte.B2642.078219
15 Impact of tungsten on microstructure, hardness and wear rate of AISI 304 stainless steel surface alloyed under nitrogen environment 10.1088/2053-1591/ab1ad3
16 Effect on distribution of siderite on aluminium-7% silicon alloy by stir casting 10.1016/j.matpr.2019.09.202
17 Effect of preheating temperatures on distribution of FeTiO3on A 360 aluminium alloy by stirring 10.1016/j.matpr.2019.09.201
18 Effect of surface modification on microstructure, hardness and wear rate of steels with 0.2%, 0.4% and 1.1 Wt%C by the addition of Titanium using Gas Tungsten Arc 10.1016/j.matpr.2017.11.431
19 Effect of Nickel content on hardness and wear rate of surface modified cast aluminum bronze alloy 10.1016/j.matpr.2017.11.317
20 Microstructure, hardness and wear rate of heat treated Titanium surface alloyed AISI 304 stainless steel 10.1016/j.matpr.2017.11.429
21 Determination of the effect of Si content on microstructure, hardness and wear rate of surface-refined Al-Si alloys 10.1016/j.proeng.2014.12.415
22 An investigation of the effect of surface refining on the hardness and the wear properties of Al-Si alloy 10.4028/
23 Effect of Stainless Steel Powder as Reinforcement on Mechanical and Tribological Properties of Stir Cast Zn-Al Alloy 10.1088/1757-899X/1059/1/012029
24 Influence of Gr, MoS<inf>2</inf> and BN on the hardness and wear resistance of AA2014 hybrid composite after artificial aging 10.35940/ijitee.J9784.0881019
25 Experimental Investigation of Mechanical and Tribological Properties of Al 7075—MoS<inf>2</inf>/ZrO<inf>2</inf>/Ni Hybrid Composite 10.1007/978-981-13-1780-4_29
26 Study of hardness and wear behavior of surface modified AA 7075 with tungsten carbide using GTA as a heat source
27 An investigation of molybdenum surface reinforcement on the hardness and wear properties of AISI 630 10.1080/00202967.2018.1403114
28 Effect of Reinforcement of SiC and Aging Treatment on the Hardness and Wear Property of AA 2014 using GTA as a Heat Source 10.1016/j.matpr.2018.06.011
29 Investigating the Effect of WC on the Hardness and Wear Behavior of Surface Modified AA 6063 10.1016/j.matpr.2017.11.313
30 Study on the Effect of GTA Surface Melting and SiC Reinforcement on the Hardness, Wear and Corrosion Properties of AA 5086 10.1016/j.matpr.2017.11.315
31 Investigating the Effect of WC on the Hardness and Wear Behaviour of Surface Modified AA 6063 10.1007/s12666-017-1161-3
32 The role of TiC on the hardness and wear resistance OFAA 7075 using GTA
33 Effect of flyash on the surface hardness of AA 6063 using GTA as a heat source 10.1051/metal/2017053
34 Influence of specimen temperature on wear characteristics of aa6063 aluminium alloy 10.18311/jsst/2016/8388
35 Effect of Zn and Cu content on microstructure, hardness and tribological properties of cast Al-Zn-Cu alloys 10.4028/
36 Determination on the effect of tin content on microstructure, hardness, optimum aging temperature and aging time for spinodal bronze alloys cast in metal mold 10.1007/s40962-016-0034-6
37 Determination of optimum aging temperature and time, mechanical and wear properties for Cu-9Ni-6Sn spinodal bronze alloy cast using permanent mould 10.1504/IJMATEI.2017.085809
38 Development of Cu-6Sn-5Ni-xTi and to analyse their mechanical and wear properties in as-cast condition 10.1504/IJMMP.2017.087687
39 An investigation on the effects of Co, Ti and Si on microstructure, hardness and wear properties of AlCuNiFe based entropy alloys 10.1016/j.matpr.2017.01.011
40 Measurement of the variation of mechanical properties with aging temperatures for sand cast Cu-5Ni-5Sn alloy
41 Determination of hardness, mechanical and wear properties of cast Al-Mg-Si alloy with varying Ni addition
42 An investigation on the effect of nickel content on the wear behaviour and mechanical properties of spinodal bronze alloy cast in metal mould 10.1504/IJMATEI.2016.079553
43 Effect of nickel content on hardness and wear behaviour of surface modified functionally graded Cu-Sn bronze alloy 10.1504/IJMATEI.2016.077316
44 A study on the effect of tin addition on wear and mechanical properties of spinodal alloys cast in metal mould 10.1504/IJMMP.2015.074994
45 Effect of process parameters and cr addition on microstructure, hardness and wear rate of surface modified cast iron
46 Effect of Process Parameters and Cr Addition on Microstructure, Hardness And Wear Rate of Surface Modified High Carbon Steel
47 The effect of Sn content on the properties of surface refined Cu-Sn bronze alloys 10.1016/j.proeng.2014.12.414
48 Determination of the effect of Si content on microstructure, hardness and wear rate of surface-refined Al-Si alloys 10.1016/j.proeng.2014.12.415
49 An investigation of the effect of surface refining on the hardness and the wear properties of Al-Si alloy 10.4028/
50 An investigation on the effect of process parameters on microstructure, hardness and wear properties of surface modified Cu-Sn bronze alloy 10.4028/
51 The effect of heat treatment and aging process on microstructure and mechanical properties of a356 aluminium alloy sections in casting 10.1016/j.proeng.2014.12.318
52 Measurement of hardness, wear rate and coefficient of friction of surface refined Al-Cu alloy 10.1016/j.proeng.2014.12.416
53 Improving surface hardness of mild steel plates by addition of silicon carbide using gas tungsten arc as heat source 10.4028/
54 Heat transfer modelling and investigation of the effect of pulse frequency and current in pulsed current gas tungsten arc welding 10.4028/
55 Determination of melting efficiency of mild steel in GTA welding process 10.4028/
56 Effects of tin on hardness, wear rate and coefficient of friction of cast Cu-Ni-Sn alloys
57 Development of a regression model relating experimentally measured arc parameters and gas tungsten arc welding process variables 10.1504/IJCMSSE.2013.053203
58 An investigation of the effect of Ni content and hardness on the wear behaviour of sand cast Cu-Ni-Sn alloys 10.1504/IJMMP.2012.048522
59 Application of a simplified simulation method to the determination of arc efficiency of gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) and experimental validation 10.1504/IJCMSSE.2011.042824
60 Optimization of Cryogenic Turning Process Parameters Using Grey Relational Analysis (GRA) in Super-Duplex Stainless Steel (A479) 10.1007/978-981-15-8704-7_38
61 Effect of Cryogenic Treatment on Mechanical Properties of Aluminium Alloy AA2014 10.1007/s40033-020-00237-y
62 An Effect of EDM on AL6061-5% SiC as stir cast MMC 10.1088/1757-899X/954/1/012024
63 Investigation of mechanical properties on nano cuprous oxide coated/uncoated spur gear 10.1088/1757-899X/954/1/012023
64 Effect of Nickel Reinforcement on Micro Hardness and Wear Resistance of Aluminium Alloy Al7075 10.1016/j.matpr.2020.04.418
65 Characterisation of aluminium alloy (Lm6) metal matrix composite reinforced with copper slag/ferro sand 10.35940/ijitee.J9749.0881019
66 Optimization of Squeeze Casting Process Parameters Using Taguchi in LM13 Matrix B<inf>4</inf>C Reinforced Composites 10.1088/1757-899X/310/1/012029
67 Effect of Cryogenic Treatment on the Mechanical Properties of Alloy Steel 16MnCr5 10.1016/j.matpr.2018.10.329
68 Effect of Cryogenic Treatment on the Mechanical Properties of Low Carbon Steel IS 2062 10.1016/j.matpr.2018.10.307
69 Effect of surface modification using gtaw as heat source and cryogenic treatment on the surface hardness and its prediction using artificial neural network 10.1007/978-981-13-1724-8_18
70 Effect of Cryogenic Pre cooling on Chip Reduction Co-efficient during Turning of EN8 Steel Rod 10.1016/j.matpr.2017.07.235
71 A Study on Chip Morphology of Aluminum Alloy 6063 during Turning under Pre Cooled Cryogenic and Dry Environments 10.1016/j.matpr.2017.07.103
72 Study on Hole Quality in Drilling AA 6063 Plate under Cryogenic Pre-Cooling Environment 10.1016/j.matpr.2017.07.079
73 Influence of heat Treatment and aging process on LM13 Aluminium Alloy Cast Sections: An Experimental Study 10.1016/j.matpr.2017.07.046
75 An Experimental Study on Turning of AL6063 under Cryogenic Pre Cooled Condition 10.1016/j.procir.2015.08.048
79 Dynamic control of a pulsatile jet propelled aquatic robot 10.4028/
80 A Study on the Effects of Process Parameters on the Wear Characteristics of Al 7075 Alloy with Zircon and Graphite Reinforcement 10.1016/j.matpr.2020.04.300
81 Effect of nanoparticles loading on free vibration response of epoxy and filament winding basalt/epoxy and E-glass/epoxy composite tubes: Experimental, analytical and numerical investigations 10.1088/2053-1591/ab6e36
82 Optimization of cutting parameters for mrr, tool wear and surface roughness characteristics in machining adc12 piston alloy using doe 10.24874/ti.2020.42.01.03
83 Tribo-Mechanical Behaviour of Al-Cu-Si castings 10.1088/1757-899X/577/1/012131
84 Effect of silica nanoparticles on mechanical and thermal properties of neat epoxy and filament wounded E-glass/epoxy and basalt/epoxy composite tubes 10.1088/2053-1591/ab2601
85 Optimization of hardness and wear parameters of Al-Cu-Si alloy using design of experiments 10.1016/j.matpr.2020.03.401
86 Study of Mechanical and Wear Behaviour of Monotectoid Based Zinc–Aluminium Alloy 10.1007/978-981-13-1780-4_39
87 An Experimental Investigation of Al–Zn–Cu Alloy on Hardness, Microstructure and Wear Parameter Optimization Using Design of Experiments 10.1007/978-981-13-1780-4_36
88 Optimization of wear parameters of binary Al−25Zn and Al−3Cu alloys using design of experiments 10.1007/s12613-018-1701-9
89 Study of mechanical and wear properties of stir-cast Al-Si-Cu alloy 10.14419/ijet.v7i2.23.11890
90 Synthesis and characterization of Zircon/graphite and Flyash/graphite reinforced Aluminium7075 Alloy: A comparative study 10.26872/jmes.2018.9.1.4
91 Investigation of the transverse compressive and buckling strength of aluminium grid reinforced hybrid GFRP composite 10.1016/j.matpr.2018.11.002
92 An experimental investigation of Cu-Ni-Sn alloy on microstructure, hardness and wear parameters optimization using DOE 10.24874/ti.2018.40.01.15
93 Experimental investigation on synthesis and structural characterization of Cu-Zn-x wt%Al2O<i3</inf>(x = 0, 3, 6, 9 &amp; 12%) nanocomposites powders through mechanical alloying 10.1016/j.jallcom.2016.07.026


  • Mig Machine
  • Melting Furnace
  • Tig Welding Machine
Material Processing Laboratory

It is for research and development on processing of advanced materials, with facility for melting and solidification, thermo-mechanical processing, ceramic to metal seals, active brazing, vacuum brazing of aerospace materials, automotive brazing, powder metallurgy processes, vacuum heat treatment, diffusion bonding, hot pressing etc. It serves as a critical gap filling laboratory in material science and manufacturing engineering. This serves as facility to carry our research in latest and emerging area (in terms of processes custom made and materials).

The equipment are:

  1. High temperature furnace
  2. Medium frequency induction melting
  3. Multipurpose high vacuum furnace
  4. Support system for all above such as chiller etc
Name of the Facility Faculty Involved List of Major Equipment Outcome Remarks 
Material Processing Govindaraju M., Padmanaban R. 1. Induction Furnace
Cost: Rs 405000.00 Specs:
Capacity: 2 kg steel,  Power: 10 kW Frequency : medium frequency auto filter
MTech and BTech dissertation works in the area of metallurgy and material science Research only (not for regular BTech curriculum)
2. High Vacuum Furnace
Cost: Rs 288000.00 Specs:  Max. Temperature: 1150 Deg C
Hot zone size: 100 mm diameter X 150 mm long
Vacuum: 5X10-5
Power: 10 kW
3. Multipurpose Heat Treatment Furnace
Cost Rs 298000.00 Specs:
Max. Temp: 1600 Deg C
Hot zone size: 100 mm X 150 mm X 200 mm
Power: 8 kW
  • Induction Furnace
  • High Vacuum Furnace
  • Multipurpose Heat Treatment Furnace
Utilization Status ( 2016-17 to 2018-2019)
S.No Name of the Laboratory No. of Students did Project Work Name of the Equipment Used for Project Hours Used for Project Work
1 Material Processing Lab BTech: 3 batches X 4 students= 12 1. Vacuum Brazing Furnace 2. Hydraulic Power Pack Approximately 27 hours per project
2 MTech: 12 students  (4 Minor + 8 Major) 1. High Vacuum Furnace 2. High Temperature Furnace Approximately 45 hours per project
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