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Department of Mechanical Engineering is looking for full time research scholars in the following areas :
 
(1) Comparative study between an evaporative and conventional vapor compression cooling system.
 
(2) Building integrated concentrated solar thermal/PV systems for energy demand reduction in built environment in India.
 
(3)Studies on graphene based nanocomposite material. 
 
(4) Analysis of force chains in static and dynamic granular systems by discrete element method.
 
(5) Simulation of Rarefied Gas Flows for flow and heat transfer.
 
(6) Multiscale modelling aided design of materials for blast mitigation applications.
 
(7) Optimization of industrial manipulator (Robot) links, including finite element stress and deflection analysis.
 
(8) Bio-based PCMs for energy efficient buildings.  
 

Our research Scholars

Full time :

S.No

Name

Name of the Supervisor

1

Mrs.B.Madhavi

Prof. Jeevan Jaidi

2

Mr.M.Karthik Teja

Prof. Jeevan Jaidi

3

Mr.V.R.Shanmukhasundaram

Prof. Y.V.D. Rao/Prof.S.P.Regalla

4

Ms.Swagatika Mohanty

Prof. S.P.Regalla/ Prof. Y.V.D.Rao

5

Mr.Sravan Kumar.J

Prof. N.S.K.Reddy

6

Mr.Rakesh Kumar

Prof.N.S.K.Reddy

7

Mr.Chithajalu Kiran Sagar

Dr.Amrita Priyadarshini/ Prof.A.K.Gupta

8

Mr.Mohd Abdul Wahed

Prof.A.K.Gupta/Dr.Nitin Ramesh kotkunde

9

Mr.Alugoju Uday Kumar

Dr.S.K.Dubey

10

Amar S.D

Prof.N.S.K.Reddy

11

Pavandatta.M. Jadhav

Prof.N.S.K.Reddy

12

Mr. Inturi Vamsi

Dr.Sabareesh.G.R

13

Mr. Ankamma Rao.P

Dr.N.Jalaiah

14

Mr. Akhil Bhardwaj

Prof.A.K.Gupta

15

Ms. Gayatri Vineela Marrivada

Dr.C.P.Kiran

16

Mr. Gandla Praveen Kumar

Dr.Kurra Suresh

17

Mr.Hemanth Mithun Praveen

Dr.Sabareesh.G.R

18

Mr. Pawan Kumar Chauhan

Dr.Sujith.R

19

Ms. P.V.Sai Divya

Dr.Pavan Kumar Penumakala

20

Ms. Gauri Rajendra Mahalle

Dr.Nitin.K

21

Ms.Shravya

Prof.S.S.Deshmukh

22

Ms.L.Ramayee

Dr.Supradeepan.K

 Part time : 

S.No

Name

Name of the Supervisor

1

Mr.N.Madan Mohan Reddy

Dr.C.P. Kiran

2

V.V.N Satya Suresh

Prof.S.P.Regalla/ Prof. A.K.Gupta

3

Mr.N.Nasir Hussain

Prof. S.P.Regalla/ Prof. Y.V.D.Rao

4

Mr.T.Janardhan Reddy

Prof. Y.V.D. Rao

5

Mr.Manzoor Hadi

Prof. M .Srinivas

6

Mr.M.Sudhakar

Prof. M .Srinivas

7

Mr. G Naveen Kumar

Dr.Parameswaran

8

Mr. Md.Abdul Raheem Junaidi

Dr.K.R.C Murthy

9

K Limbadri

Dr.K.Suresh

 Aspirants : 

S.No

Name

Name of the Supervisor

1.

Mr.Vutla Srinivas Rao

Prof.S.P.Regalla/Prof.Kannan Ramaswamy

2.

Mr.R.Shiva Kumar

Prof.S.P.Regalla

Lecturers :

S.No

Name

Name of the Supervisor

1.

Mr.Khalid Anwar

Prof. S.S. Deshmukh

2.

Mr.Ramsankar

Dr.Supradeepan/Dr.Satish Kumar Dubey

Completed Scholars : 

S.No

Name

Name of the Supervisor

1

Dr. Umamaheshwar Reddy

Prof. NSK Reddy

2

Dr. Nitin Ramesh Kotkunde

Prof. Amit Kumar Gupta

3

Dr. S.M. Hussaini

Prof. Amit Kumar Gupta

4

Dr. G. Pavan Kumar

Prof. SP Regalla

5

Dr. K. Suresh

Prof. SP Regalla

 
List of Ongoing Projects :

Sl No

Project Name

Principal Investigator

Funding Agency

Sanctioned Amount (Lakhs)

Duration

1

Novel Minimal-Solid Lubricant Mixture Application Method For Performance Improvement in Turning

Prof. N. S. K. Reddy

SERC, DST

40.88

2013-2017

2

Anaerobic co-digestion of food waste and organic fraction of municipal solid waste for the production of biogas and concomitant use of biogas as fuel for Cooking and spent slurry as fertilizer

Prof. S .S. Deshmukh (Co PI)

BITS Pilani

62.00

2014-2017

3

Develop and Test Certain 3D Printing Technologies to Produce Innovative Limbs at Affordable Costs for the Disabled in India.

Prof. S. P. Regalla

BIRAC, DBT

47.65

2015-2017

4

Development of an integrated approach for modeling and management of micro grid operations

Prof. S .S. Deshmukh

Additional Competitive Research Grant, BITS

9.00

2015-2017

5

Structural health monitoring of wind turbines using a comprehensive condition monitoring scheme.

Dr. Sabareesh G. R

Additional Competitive Research Grant, BITS

8.50

2015-2017

6

Heat Transfer modeling of cold water mist at the cutting zone using FSI model in machining of turbine blade materials

Dr. Phaneendra Kiran C

Additional Competitive Research Grant, BITS

9.00

2015-2017

7

Understanding forming behaviour of Ti6AL-4V material between 400-850 C in deep drawing set up

Prof. A. K. Gupta (Co PI)

DRDO

9.85

2015-2017

8

Characteristics and modeling of Tornado-Induced Wind Loading on Low-Rise Buildings

Dr. Sabareesh G. R

NSFC, China

Financial support for laboratory experiments, international travel, and overseas stay in china to conduct experiments

2015-2018

9

Simulation and Modelling to Minimize Porosity Level in Aluminium Castings by using Ultrasonic Stir Casting

Prof. N. S. K. Reddy

L& N Structural Engineers (P) LTD

8.03

2016-2019

10

Studies on remaining useful life prediction considering multi-component failures in a wind turbine using prognostic health monitoring techniques

Dr. Sabareesh G. R

DST

26.04

2016-2019

11

Hydrogen Storage in Mesoporous Polymer Derived Ceramics for Automotive Application

Dr. Sujith R

DST

42.38

2016-2019

12

Formability Study of Inconel 625 alloy at Elevated Temperatures for Aerospace Applications

Dr. Nitin Kotkunde

DST

30.00

Sanctioned

13

Application of topology optimization to enhance energy efficiency and performance of industrial manipulator

Dr. Arshad Javeed

DST

 29.00

Sanctioned

14

"Development of Metamaterial Base Support"for isolating vibrations

Dr. Sabareesh

DRDO

13.80 

Sanctioned

15

Cryogenically-Conditioned Micro and Nanoencapsulated Phase Change Material Slurries for Cool Thermal Energy Storage Applications

Dr. Parameshwaran R

DST

30.00 

Sanctioned

List of Completed Projects :


Sl No

Project Name

Principal Investigator

Funding Agency

Sanctioned Amount (Lakhs)

Duration

1

Design and Thermal Analysis of Electronic Controller

Prof. Jeevan Jaidi

HBL Power Systems

2.50

 April 2016 - June 2016

2

Dynamic Strain Ageing Behaviour in Austenitic Stainless  Steel (304 & 316 Grades)

Prof. A. K. Gupta

DAE

11.64

2009 - 2012

3

Rapid Incremental Forming of Extra Deep Drawing (EDD) Steel Sheet Metal Parts With Asymmetric Geometry

Prof. Srinivasa Prakash Regalla

UGC

9.73

2011 - 2014

4

Development of Electrostatic Micro-Solid Lubricant Coated Tools for Green Machining

Prof. N. S. K. Reddy

ABG Research seed grant

11.80

2011 - 2013

5

Understanding   Material  Properties  and  Possible Forming Behavior (Using FEM) of Titanium Grade – 5 Material At Elevated Temperatures

Prof. A. K. Gupta

DST

10.15

2012 - 2015

6

Formability study on constrained groove pressed extra deep drawn (EDD)steel sheets

Prof. A. K. Gupta

UGC-RA

34.20

2014-2016

7

Design And Development Of An Interactive Decision  Support System For Regional Energy Management

Prof. S .S. Deshmukh

UGC

6.00

2014 - 2016

8

Process Modeling and Validation of Flotation Cell: Development of 3-D Multiphase Turbulent Model (Phase-1)

Prof. Jeevan Jaidi

TenovaDelkor, India

7.83

June 2014 - Sept 2014

9

CFD Based Process Optimization Of BQR15 Flotation Cell And Scale-Up For Larger Cells (Phase-2)

Prof. Jeevan Jaidi

TenovaDelkor, India

18.20

Dec 2014 - July 2015

 

 

Mechanical Engineering Department Brochure

Books by Department Faculty

1. Srinivasa Prakash Regalla, “Computer Aided Analysis and Design”, 1st edition, IK International Publishers, New Delhi, 2010.
2. Srinivasa Prakash Regalla and Kuldip Singh Sangwan, “Product Design and Manufacturing: A product lifecycle approach”, 1st Edition, New Age International Publishers, New Delhi, 2014.
3. Y V Daseswara Rao, “Engineering Mechanics”, 1st Edition, Academic Publishing Company, Hyderabad, 2013. 
4. S. S. Deshmukh, A book ‘Development of Integrated Renewable Energy System’ published by Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany. (ISBN: 978-3-8465-8656-3).
5. Adesh Jinturkar and Sandip Deshmukh, A book ‘Fuzzy Logic Based Integrated Energy Resource Planning' published by Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany. (ISBN: 978-3659235634). 
6. Kalaiselvam S & Parameshwaran R, 2014, ‘Thermal Energy Storage Technologies for Sustainability: Systems Design, Assessment and Applications’, Imprint: Academic Press, Elsevier Publications, Pages – 444. ISBN: 9780124172913 (Print), ISBN: 9780124173057 (eBook). 

Achievements

1. Prof. Amit Kumar Gupta received Prof. S. Venkateswaran Faculty Excellence Award instituted by BITSAA International for his outstanding contribution in teaching and research.
2. Prof. Amit Kumar Gupta received UGC Research Award for his research contribution in mechanical engineering.
3. Prof. Sandip Deshmukh is awarded with OPERA (Outstanding Potential for Excellence in Research and Academics) award by BITS Pilani for 2015-2019. 
4. Prof. S.P.Regalla was session chair at 4th Int.Elsevier Conference on Materials Processing & Characterization. 
5. Dr. Sabareesh Geetha Rajasekharan was session chair at 2nd International Conference on Emerging Trends in Technology and Sciences, April30-May2,2015.

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