RESEARCH CENTRE

Department of Mechanical Engineering is approved Research Centre under Anna University, Chennai from the academic year 2006-2007.

No. of Scholars Completed Ph.D.: 35

No. of Scholars Pursuing Ph.D.: 46

 

Ph.D. Awarded

Scholars Completed their Ph.D.

  1. Dr.S.Sambath, (Reg. No 2006289109.) under the guidance of Dr.P.Nagaraj with the title “Weldment Defect Detection & Classification in Ultrasonic Testing Using Artificial Intelligence” enrolled on 23-02-06 and viva-voce held on 10-12-10.
  2. Dr. R.Palanichamy, (Reg. No. 2006589102) under the guidance of Dr.P.Nagaraj with the title “Weldment Defect Detection & Classification in Ultrasonic Testing Using Artificial Intelligence” enrolled on 23-02-06 and viva-voce held on 30-06-11.
  3. Mr.A.Azhagurajan, (Reg. No. 2009720106) under the guidance of Dr.N.Selvakumar with the title “Experimental Analysis on Nano Scale Flash Powder in Cake Bomb Fire Crackers” enrolled on 27-02-07 and viva-voce held on 13-02-12.
  4. Mr.C.Kailasanathan, (Reg. No. 2007289123) under the guidance of Dr.N.Selvakumar with the title “Experimentation on Mechanical Behaviour of Ceramic Reinforced Nanohydroxyapatite-Gelatin Composites For Bone Grafting” enrolled on 27-02-07 and viva-voce held on 13-02-12.
  5. G.Natrajan, (Reg. No. 2006289703) under the guidance of Dr.N.Bose with the title “Numerical & Experimental Flow Field Analysis inside a Supersonic Diffuser” enrolled on 17-08-06 and viva-voce held on 05-08-13.
  6. Ms.M.Sumathi, (Reg. No. 2006289110) under the guidance of Dr.N.Selvakumar with the title “Studies on densification and strain hardening behaviour of cu-sic preforms enrolled on xx-xx-xx and viva-voce held on cold upsetting” enrolled on 13-11-09 and viva-voce held on 30-03-12.
  7. Mr.A.P.Mohanraj, (Reg. No. 2007289141) under the guidance of Dr.N.Selvakumar with the title “Workability and Deformation Behaviour of Carbon Manganese Sintered P/M Steel” enrolled on 23-02-07 and viva-voce held on 25-05-12.
  8. Mr.S.C.Vettivel, (Reg. No. 2009720102) under the guidance of Dr.N.Selvakumar with the title “Experimental Analysis on Wear Behaviour of Sintered Tungsten Reinforced Copper Nano Composite” enrolled on 13-11-09 and viva-voce held on 27-05-13.
  9. Mr.B.Gnanasundarajayaraja, (Reg. No. 2009720105) under the guidance of Dr.N.Selvakumar with the title “Analysis of mechanical behaviour of aluminium based tungsten carbide Nano composites” enrolled on 13-11-09 and viva-voce held on 27-05-13.
  10. A.Vasanthanathan, (Reg. No 9894781354) under the guidance of Dr.P.Nagaraj with the title “Investigation on Carbon-Fabric Reinforced Epoxy Composite Shells under Axial Impact” enrolled on 07-07-10 and viva-voce held on 01-12-14.
  11. N.Rajesh Jesudoss Hynes, (Reg. No. 2010720111) under the guidance of Dr.P.Nagaraj with the title “Investigation on joining of Dissimilar materials in a newly developed low cost friction stud welding machine”, enrolled on 07-07-10 and viva-voce held on 02-04-14.
  12. Mr.M.Jinnah Shelk Mohamed, (Reg. No. 2009720110) under the guidance of Dr.N.Selvakumar with the title “Experimental Analysis on Formability Behaviour of Aa5052 Coated with Molybdenum Based Ceramic Nano composite” enrolled on 13-11-09 and viva-voce held on 23-06-14.
  13. G.Antony Miraculas, (Reg. No. 2009720114) under the guidance of Dr.N.Bose with the title “Optimisation of process parameters for Biodiesel extraction from Tamanu oil using Design of Experiments” enrolled on 13-11-09 and viva-voce held on 01-11-13.
  14. M.K.Marichelvam, (Reg. No. 2007289153) under the guidance of Dr.T.Prabaharan with the title “Bio-inspired meta-heuristic algorithms for hybrid flow shop scheduling problems” enrolled on 29-03-07 and viva-voce held on 01-05-15.
  15. S.Jeyakannan, (Reg. No. 2007289120) under the guidance of Dr.T.Prabaharan with the title “Scheduling optimisation in textile industry” enrolled on 23-02-07 and viva-voce held on 01-12-2015.
  16. P.Raja Mohamed Rabi, (Reg. No. 12182897391) under the guidance of Dr.P.Nagaraj with the title “Finite Element Model Updating Based on Experimental Result” enrolled on 17-07-12 and viva-voce held on 01-06-16.
  17. I.Balasubramaniam, (Reg.No. 2011120101) under the guidance of Dr.R.Maheswaran with the title “Non Traditional Optimisation of Maching Paromelery Composites” enrolled on 19-01-11 and viva-voce held on June 2016.
  18. P.Peter Anand Kumar, (Reg.No. 1214289785) under the guidance of Dr.R.Maheswaran with the title “Optimisation algorithm to improve complex assembly” enrolled on 23-07-12 and viva-voce held on Nov.2016.
  19. Anselm.W.A.Lenin, (Reg. No. 20117201033) under the guidance of Dr.P.Nagaraj with the title “Experimental Investigation on Al 7020 FSW Joints with Interlayer” enrolled on 07-04-11 and viva-voce held on 21-12-17.
  20. M.Nandakumar, (Reg. No. 2011720036) under the guidance of Dr.N.Bose with the title “Green Printing - Environmental Management in Offset Printing” enrolled on 30-07-11 and viva-voce held on 26-05-17.
  21. J.Sunil, (Reg. No. 1314289778) under the guidance of Dr.R.Maheswaran, with the title “Study of oil carrying capacity of Nano fluids in worm & worm wheel” enrolled on 14-06-13 and viva-voce held on 27-11-17.
  22. M.Sivaraj, (Reg. No. 1214289125) under the guidance of Dr.N.Selvakumar with the title “Experimental Analysis on Al-TiC sintered Nano Composites” enrolled on 24-12-12 and viva-voce held on 27-01-17.
  23. R.Harichandran, (Reg.No.1313289133) under the guidance of Dr.N.Selvakumar with the title “Investigation on the Mechanical Behaviour of Cu-Cnt-Bnnt Hybrid Composites” enrolled on 10-12-13 and viva-voce held on 27-01-17.
  24. K.Gangatharan, (Reg. No. 1414289167) under the guidance of Dr.N.Selvakumar with the title “Development of Sintered Titanium Based Hybrid Composites with Nano Dispersed Boron Carbide” enrolled on 10-12-13 and viva-voce held on 17-04-17.
  25. T.Ramkumar, (Reg. No. 1414289142) under the guidance of Dr.N.Selvakumar with the title “Development of Sintered Titanium Based Hybrid Composites with Nano Dispersed Boron Carbide” enrolled on 10-12-13 and viva-voce held on 17-05-17.
  26. P.Narayanasamy, (Reg. No. 1414289135) under the guidance of Dr.N.Selvakumar with the title “Hybridizing Tungsten Carbide with Aluminium to Enhance the Mechanical Response of Magnesium Based Nano Composites” enrolled on 10-12-13 and viva-voce held on 01-12-17.
  27. Mr.A.Muthiah, (Reg. No. 2011120111) under the guidance of Dr. R. Rajkumar with the title “Manufacturing Scheduling” enrolled on 25-01-11 and viva-voce held on 14-06-17.
  28. R. Malkiya Rasalin Prince, (Reg. No. 1214289115) under the guidance of Dr.N.Selvakumar with the title “Experimental Analysis on Al-Tic Sintered Nano Composites” enrolled on 31-01-12 and viva-voce held on August 2018.
  29. S.Christopher Ezhil Singh, (Reg.No.1414289725) under the guidance of Dr.N.Selvakumar with the title “Experimentation on (ZrC/B4C) Nano particle reinforced with Cu-Cr matrix composite” enrolled on 11-04-14 and viva-voce held on June 2018.
  30. Mr. A.Manikandan, (Reg. No. 1214289703) under the guidance of Dr. R. Rajkumar with the title “Prediction of Mechanical properties of polymer composite with ANN” enrolled on 20-07-12 and viva-voce held on 14-09-18.
  31. Mr. R.B.Jeen Robert, (Reg. No. 1214289763) under the guidance of Dr. R. Rajkumar with the title “Improved Meta-Heuristic techniques to solve Flowshop Scheduling Problems” enrolled on 19-07-12 and viva-voce held on 14-09-18.
  32. Mr. R.Kumar, (Reg. No. 1614289128) under the guidance of Dr.N.Rajesh Jesudoss Hynes with the title “Experimental and Numerical simulation of thermal drilling process” enrolled on 01-02-16 and viva-voce held on 2018.
  33. Mr. P.Shenbaga Velu, (Reg. No. 1514289929) under the guidance of Dr.N.Rajesh Jesudoss Hynes with the title “Experimental and numerical simulation of friction welding of Aluminium -Titanium Joints” enrolled on 31-07-15 and viva-voce held on 2018.
  34. Mr.N.Vijay Ponraj, (Reg. No:1414289126) under the guidance of    Dr.A.Azhagurajan   with the title “Processing, Characterization and Experimental Investigation of Mechanical and Wear Behaviour of Graphene Nanosheet reinforced sintered Copper composite” enrolled on 10-12-13 and viva-voce held on October 2018.
  35. Mr.K.Vinukumar, (Reg. No. 1414289107) under the guidance of Dr.A.Azhagurajan with the title “Optimization of biodiesel blended with Nano particles in IC engine to reduce the pollutants” enrolled on 10-12-13 and viva-voce held on December 2018.

Ph.D. Pursuing

Scholars pursuing their Ph.D.

  1. Mr.J.Thanikachalam, (Reg. No. 20117201017) under the guidance of Dr.P.Nagaraj in with the title “Development and Performance Analysis of an MR Brake” enrolled on 22-07-11.
  2. Mr.N.Vasiraja, (Reg. No. 20117201016) under the guidance of Dr.P.Nagaraj with the title “Experimental & Numerical studies on functionally graded material plate under thermal load” enrolled on 22-07-11.
  3. Mr.D.Palanikumar, (Reg. No. 20117201004) under the guidance of Dr.N.Bose with the title “Evaluation of surface roughness using Machine vision system” enrolled on 22-07-11.
  4. Mr. B.Saravanan, (Reg. No. 20117201037) under the guidance of Dr.T.Prabaharan with the title “Cost Optimization of Maintenance Schedule for Repairable System” enrolled on 22-07-11.
  5. Mr.R.Rajavel, (Reg. No. 1414289172/PhD/AR10) under the guidance of DR.N.Bose in IC with the title “Design & Fabrication of a Diesel Particulate Filter” enrolled on 10-12-13.
  6. Mr.V.Srinivasan, (Reg. No. 1314589724/PhD/AR8) under the guidance of Dr.R.Maheswaran with the title “Analytical studies of mechanical behaviour of textile fabrics” enrolled on 02-07-13.
  7. Mrs.J.Pandiselvi, (Reg. No. 1324489733/PhD/AR12) under the guidance of Dr.R.Maheswaran with the title “Process MRI sequent optimization algorithm” 14-06-13.
  8. Mr.M.Anandhan, (Reg. No. 1314289176/PhD/AR10) under the guidance of Dr.T.Prabaharan with the title “Investigations for reduced health hazards and environmental impacts on extraction and application of natural dyes.” enrolled on 18-12-12.
  9. Mr.Brabin Nivas, (Reg. No. 1314289171/PhD/AR10) under the guidance of Dr.T.Prabaharan with the title “Multi-Objective Hybrid Flowshop Scheduling Problems” enrolled on 18-12-12.
  10. Mr. S.Senthil Ganesh, (Reg. No. 1413289137) under the guidance of Dr. R. Rajkumar with the title “Microstructure, Mechanical and Tribological behaviour of B4C and ZrC reinforced Al-7068 hybrid composite produced by Stir Casting Technique” enrolled on 10-12-13.
  11. Mr. N.Gnana Prasanna, (Reg. No. 1414289162) under the guidance of Dr. R. Rajkumar with the title “Microstructure, Mechanical and Tribological behaviour of B4C and ZrC reinforced Al-7068 hybrid composite produced by Stir Casting Technique” enrolled on 10-12-13.
  12. Mr.R.Saravana Sathiya Prabhahar, (Reg. No. 1414289770) under the guidance of Dr.P.Nagaraj with the title “Experimental Investigation of syngas production with steam gasification in the presence of Nano metallic/Metallic Oxide Particles as Catalyst” enrolled on 13-06-14.
  13. Mr.S.Pradeep Kumar, (Reg. No. 1515289164 29-12-2014) under the guidance of Dr.P.Nagaraj with the title “Vibration Analysis of Mechanical Structures via Sub Structuring Techniques” enrolled on 29-12-14.
  14. Mr.P.Jacob Annaraj, (Reg. No. 1514289252) under the guidance of DR.N.Bose with the title “"Development of mathematical model for surface roughness in abrasive water jet machining of particle reinforced metal matrix composites” enrolled on 20-01-15.
  15. Mr.A.Sivasubramanian, (Reg. No. 1515289162) under the guidance of Dr.R.Maheswaran with the title “The study of lubrication effect on Cold Forging” enrolled on 24-12-14.
  16. Mr. I.Vimal Kannan, (Reg. No. 1413289740) under the guidance of Dr. R. Rajkumar with the title “Investigations on crush behaviour of thin walled metal honeycombs hexagonal structure under quasi static loading” enrolled on 03-06-14.
  17. Mr.A.Perumal, (Reg. No. 1413289739) under the guidance of Dr.A.Azhagurajan with the title “Perdiction of EDM parameter on alpha-beta Ti – 6Al-2Sn-4Zr-2Mo alloy using grey relational algorithm” enrolled on 11-06-14.
  18. Mr.S.Arockia Reemas, (Reg. No. 1514289734) under the guidance of Dr.R.Maheswaran with the title “Hydrophobic Nano Particles filled & Epoxy Composite Coatings” enrolled on 18-06-15.
  19. Mr.G.Shunmuga Bharathi, (Reg. No. 1514289809) under the guidance of Dr.T.Prabaharan with the title “Characterization on Electroless Ni-P/Tio2 Nano Composite Coatings” enrolled on 27-05-15.
  20. Mr. K.Maheswaran, (Reg. No. 1514289709) under the guidance of Dr.T.Prabaharan with the title “Analysing the Hazardous Emissions from Incineration process and Mitigating the effect on Environment” enrolled on 06-07-15.
  21. Mr. M. Vivek Prabhu, (Reg. No. 1512289881) under the guidance of Dr.N.Rajesh Jesudoss Hynes with the title “Joining of Metal Matrix Composite Fasteners by Portable Friction Stud welding Machine” enrolled on 03-07-15.
  22. Mr. R. Dinagaran, (Reg. No. 16142897316) under the guidance of Dr.R.Maheswaran with the title “A study of Tribological Behaviour of Hydraulic System in Marine Environment” enrolled on 04-07-16.
  23. Mr. G.Karthik Pandiyan, (Reg. No. 17122891232/Ph.D/AR10) under the guidance of Dr.T.Prabaharan with the title “Enhancing Machining Property of Titanium Alloy Steel Using Cryogenic Treatment” enrolled on 21-12-16.
  24. Mr.N. Naganambi, (Reg. No. 17142791243) under the guidance of Dr.N.Selvakumar with the title “Microstructure, Mechanical and Tribological behaviour of B4C and ZrC reinforced Al-7068 hybrid composite produced by Stir Casting Technique” enrolled on 20-12-16.
  25. Mr.N. M.Sankaranarayanan, (Reg. No. 17122791254) under the guidance of Dr. R. Rajkumar with the title “Fabrication and Characterization of Coir/Luffa Fibre Reinforced Hybrid Natural Composite Materials” enrolled on 20-12-16.
  26. Mr. C.A.K.Arumugam, (Reg.No: 17142891250) under the guidance of Dr. R. Rajkumar with the title “Design and Development of Honeycomb sandwich structure” enrolled on 20-12-16.
  27. Mr. N.J.Vignesh, (Reg. No. 1614289113) under the guidance of Dr.N.Rajesh Jesudoss Hynes with the title “Friction Self-Piercing Riveting of LIGHT WEIGHT multi material Structures” enrolled on 21-01-16.
  28. Mr. Mr.R.Meby Selvaraj, (Reg. No. 16142897133) under the guidance of Dr.N.Rajesh Jesudoss Hynes with the title “Friction welding of dissimilar materials” enrolled on July 2016.
  29. Mr. Packiaraj, (Reg. No. 18142891146) under the guidance of Dr.N.Rajesh Jesudoss Hynes with the title “Characterisation and Mechanical Evaluation of Friction Welded Joints made of Ultra high speed steel” enrolled on July 2016.
  30. Mr. C.Naveen Kumar, (Reg. No. 16142897129/PhD/AR10) under the guidance of Dr.A.Vasanthanathan with the title “Experimental and Finite Element investigations of optimal design of Honeycomb Composite Structures” enrolled on 03-06-16.
  31. Mr. J.Jerold John Brito, (Reg. No. 16142897127) under the guidance of Dr.A.Vasanthanathan with the title “Structural Health Monitoring of Carbon Fabric Reinforced Composite Structure” enrolled on 03-06-16.
  32. Mr. G.Manikanda Raja, (Reg. No. 17142891147) under the guidance of Dr.A.Vasanthanathan with the title “Development of graphene enabled polymer composite structures” enrolled on 19-12-16.
  33. J.Nagarajan, (Reg. No. 17152897260) under the guidance of Dr.N.Bose in IC engines with the title “Performance, Combustion and Emission characteristics in a Diesel engine Using Bio Fuels with additives” enrolled on 20-06-17.
  34. C.Uthranarayan, (Reg. No. 17142897367) under the guidance of Dr.R.Maheswaran with the title “Hybrid Heuristic Algorithms for Combinatorial Optimization” enrolled on 29-06-17.
  35. Mr. J.Jabinth, (Reg. No. 18142891229) under the guidance of Dr.N.Selvakumar with the title “Mechanical analysis of Cu-W, Cu-B4C and Cu-TiC alloys for wear resistive, non-corrosive and electrical applications” enrolled on 19-12-17.
  36. Mr.B.Vijayaragavan, (Reg. No. 17142897228) under the guidance of Dr.S.P.Asok with the title “Investigations on flow and heat transfer characteristics of air flow through straight, inclined and stepped labyrinth seals” enrolled on 20-06-17.
  37. Mr.S.Lionel Benesten, (Reg. No. 18142891190) under the guidance of Dr.S.P.Asok with the title “Investigation on eco-friendly and safer fireworks and match works composites” enrolled on 12-12-17.
  38. Mr. S.Raja, (Reg. No. 17142897277) under the guidance of Dr.N.Rajesh Jesudoss Hynes with the title “Friction stud welding of Magnesium matrix composites in fluid environment for automotive applications” enrolled on 20-06-17.
  39. Mr. Shankaranarayanan, (Reg. No. 18142891146) under the guidance of Dr.N.Rajesh Jesudoss Hynes with the title “Friction Riveting of Thermo polymers to metal for hybrid structural applications” enrolled on 19-12-17.
  40. Mr. P.S.R.SenthilMaharaj, (Reg. No. 17142897131) under the guidance of Dr.A.Vasanthanathan with the title “Experimental and Finite Element Investigations on Bio-Materials Enabled Prosthetic Implants” enrolled on 27-06-17.
  41. Mr. K.Chellamuthu, (Reg. No. 17142897125) under the guidance of Dr.A.Vasanthanathan with the title “Experimental and FE investigations of HFRP tubular structure” enrolled on 27-06-17.
  42. Mr. P.John Prathap Singh, (Reg. No. 18142891146) under the guidance of Dr.A.Vasanthanathan with the title “Experimental and Finite element Modelling of Self-Healing Composites Structures” enrolled on 28-10-17.
  43. Mr. Priyansukumarsingh, (Reg. No. 18192891111/PhD/AR9) under the guidance of Dr.R.Maheswaran with the title “Productivity Enhancement in Indian SMEs using Work study Techniques” enrolled on January 2018.
  44. Mr.P.Balamurugan, (Reg. No. 17142791243) under the guidance of Dr.N.Selvakumar with the title “Microstructure, Mechanical and Tribological behaviour of B4C and ZrC reinforced Al-7068 hybrid composite produced by Stir Casting Technique” enrolled on 08-12-17.
  45. Mr. L. Prakash, (Reg. No. 18142897119) under the guidance of Dr.A.Azhagurajan with the title “Experimentation on Boron blended fireworks composition to make safe fireworks” enrolled on 13-06-18.
  46. Mr. Inbanaathan.P.V, (Reg. No. 19142891115/Ph.D./AR9) under the guidance of Dr. B.Dhinesh with the title “Experimental Investigation of Performance, Combustion and Emission Characteristics of a Direct Injection Diesel Engine Fuelled with Biodiesel and Pode/Biodiesel Fuel Blends” enrolled on 26-12-18.
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