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  2. 2. About the DepartmentThe Department of Mechanical Engineering started in the year 1979, has nowgrown into a full-fledged Department offering undergraduate and PostGraduate courses in Mechanical Engineering with the present intake of 120students. The Department also offers two Post Graduate courses, M.Tech. inDesign Engineering and M.Tech. in Computer Integrated Manufacturing. Therehas been a significant improvement in quality, stature, infrastructure and otherfacilities.The department is a recognized Research Centre under VTU and 8 researchscholars are working for their Doctoral research. The department has to itscredit many funded projects from leading organisation like AICTE, NavalResearch Board, Institution of Engineers, etc.The department has so far graduated more than 4200 Mechanical Engineerswho are contributing significantly to the development and running of variouspublic and private organizations in India and abroad in the fields of Academics,Research, Industrial and Social sector.The Department of Mechanical Engineering is Accredited for 5 years byNational Board of Accreditation (NBA), New Delhi. ii
  3. 3. Message Dr. C. P. S. Prakash Professor and Head Department of Mechanical EngineeringIt is a matter of Pride that we are bringing out Department Newsletter “YANTRA20XI”AUTUMN ISSUE. I heartily congratulate the student editorial team for all the effort.The department is embarking upon lot of new Initiatives to reach a mark of AcademicExcellence.There has been a total turn around in the department, with lot of new academic initiativesbeing launched. A greater focus is given for industry- institution interaction by way ofindustrial visits, technical talks by industry experts, etc. I wish this trend will only developto make our department one of the best in the country.I thank Vice Principal & Principal, DSCE, Secretary, DSI, and Dr. Premachandra Sagar,Vice Chairman & CEO, DSI, for supporting the Department in its growth towardsexcellence. iii
  4. 4. CFD Study for Geometrical Optimization of a Special Purpose contents 01CarburettorAdvanced Electro hydraulic systems for Material testing 05Cell phone Radiation may alter Brain 06Landing Gear: The Ultimate Shock Absorber 07A Billion+ Intentional Law Breakers V/S LOKPAL 09Germany – the hub of quality education for MechanicalEngineers 10F-1 in India !! 12Harish Hande – the illuminator 14Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems (KERS) 15The Green Ride 16An Expo to remember 17DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES 19 Parent - teacher meet held on 3.10.2011 20 Delegates’ visit 21 Inauguration of new basic workshop and addition of facilities 22 Ayudha pooja was celebrated on 3.10.11 24 Conference/Workshops/Seminars Attended 25 Papers Published in Conference/Workshops/Seminars 26 Student paper presented at 27 conference/workshops/seminars/technical symposia Student Project Exhibition at International/National 29 conference/workshops/technical symposia Student site visit/technical tours conducted 30 Invited special lecturer 30 Conference/Workshops/Seminars Attended 31 Industrial visit 32 Credits 33 iv
  5. 5. CFD Study for Geometrical Introduction Optimization of a Special Purpose Carburetor for Application with Mixing devices for gases used in gas engines generally GaseousFuels of Low Energy Referred to as carburetor, for mixing air and gaseous fuels are commonly attached to the intake manifold of an internal Density at Low Operating combustion engine. In gas carburetor the mixing of air and Pressures gaseous fuels needs to be in a proper ratio for particular 1 2 demand of the engine. In the current state of technological Arunkumar KH , and Rajan N K S 1 Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. DSCE, Bangalore. advances, it is recognized that Biomass is one of the 2 Research Scientist, CGPL, IISC, Bangalore viable and sustainable renewable resources and new Email: nksr@cgpl.iisc.ernet.in technologies emerging out of biomass based gasification systems find a significant role in bridging the energy crisis. The advanced biomass gasification systemsAbstract are known to generate producer gas as the combustibleDesign of a gas carburetor for application with Gases of low fuel that is clean enough to be used in gas engines.energy density such as Producer Gas, Coal gas And Syngas However in order to use the standard gas engines somewith a special requirement for low pressure loss is of its components need modifications before they are used toconsidered for its geometrical and performance handle this gaseous fuel. Since this technology is anoptimization. The device is meant for generation of an emerging one and is yet to be disseminated in the scale ofoptimal air-fuel mixture to meet varying load conditions driving market, it is essential that components whichof the engine and at varying supply pressure of the fuel. require modifications need be studied and standardized.More critically the application is to address either a Carburetor is one of the important components in suchpositive or negative incoming pressure of the fuel line category and it is identified that additional research workand to allow for seamless operation under such is to be carried out in Establishing a design procedure forconditions. A set of geometrical configurations of the this application. The work presented here is an effort in thisspecially designed carburetor is comprehensively analyzed regard. Air/fuel ratio characteristic exert a large influencefor its mixing performance and pressure losses in the on exhaust emission and fuel economy in Internaldevice with CFD modeling using a commercially available Combustion engine. With increasing demand for high fuelindustry standard 3-D RANS code. It is observed that efficiency and low emission, the need to supply the enginecurrently there are no carburetors being produced cylinders with a well-defined stoichiometry mixture under allcommercially that meet these requirements. Some of circumstances has become more essential for betterthe concepts evolved [1] are attempted to be optimized and engine performance. Carburetors are in general defined asto standardize them as well. In the prevailing state of devices where a flow induce Pressure drop forces a fuel flowtechnology, it is found that development of such a into the air stream. An ideal carburetor would provide acarburetor for use with low energy density fuels at low mixture of appropriate air-fuel (A/F) ratio to the engineworking pressures is essential in addressing the over its entire range of operation from no load to fulltechnology gap. The CFD simulation model is made up load conditions. To ensure proper industrial disseminationof a mixing chamber that has orifices for air and fuel these special Carburetors should be reproducible andinlets to generate a stable stoichiometric mixture and should have standardized operating procedures. 3-D RANSwork close to ambient conditions. The modeling gas CFD code is used for the flow analysis and a computationalprovided a good insight into the flow details and has model with suitable mesh is generated. The k-ε turbulencepaved way in optimization of geometrical design to get a model is considered to be the optimal model for the casegood mixing efficiency and with least pressure drop. considered. The geometric models are built using Catia-V5 geometric modeling code used.Key Words: Carburettor, IC Engine, Stoichiometry, CFD,Turbulence, Low Energy Density Fuels. 2. Geometric Modelling and Meshing Some of the prime factors considered in designing the carburetor are simplicity and ruggedness as basic requirements that would achieve reproducible and good 1
  6. 6. performance. The air and fuel flow through orifices 4. CFD Analysisentering into a mixing chamber of the carburetor enables As mentioned earlier, primary concept of this carburetor isto produce stoichiometric ratio with good mixing of air taken from the earlier reported work [1,2].This work addressesand gas. Carburetor is being designed to have air and the geometrical and design optimization of this designfuel flow near ambient conditions of working pressure. concept. The CFD simulations are carried out on theThe carburetor is as shown in the Fig.1 and it has carburetor geometric models as shown in Fig.4. The airorifices at air and fuel inlets such that the A/F ratio at and fuel pass through inlet ducts of size 50mm X 50 mm.ambient flow condition should maintained stoichiometry The air inlet is kept tangential and fuel inlet radial to thefor a 25 kW engine. The amount of fuel flow inside the cylindrical mixing chamber. Air and fuel enter into the mixingcarburetor is controlled by butterfly valves which are chamber through orifices of sizes of 28 mm and 26.5 mmlocated prior to the air and fuel inlet orifices. The diameters, respectively. Fig.5 shows the fuel mass fractionpressure balancing electronic control module drives contours, air mass fractions, streamline plots and velocitysuitably the butterfly valve with the help of a DC motor vector plots at different cross sectional planes. From thethat brings the valves for a null pressure differential analysis, it can be seen that the mixing of fuel and air inacross the manifolds of the fuel and air. In a practical the carburetor is occurring fairly well and rendering thesystem, the variation of air-fuel ratios are indicated by a variation in mass fraction at the exit nearly to be withindifferential pressure sensor and the valve movements are 2% considered to be good enough for a premixedcontrolled based on this feedback towards maintaining combustion in the engine. The velocity at outlet isthe stoichiometric air- fuel ratio. A detailed concept of designed to be below 10m/s, Re works out to be 35055 andthe first generation carburetor based on this working pressure drop across the carburetor is found be about 116principle is brought out in earlier reported work [1,2]. A Pa. In the previous works on carburetor analysis it isreported work [3] also mentions the need for homogeneity noticed that there is considerable pressure drop at thein mixing and maintenance of the air-fuel ratio in the gas outlet. Efforts are made to reduce the pressure drop andcarburetors. In order to overcome the problems associated to achieve the proper mass fraction by changing the airwith the use of zero pressure regulators and to maintain ° ° ° ° inlet position (15 , 30 , 45 and 60 ) and Figure 5.1 shows thethe stoichiometry A/F mixture, carburetor uses the orifices contour plots for the variation of mass fraction, pressureat both air and gas lines. Orifices are designed based on variation in the existing carburetor domain. Furtherthe mass flow rate of the gas required for IC engine. Fig.3 analysis is carried out to study the impact of change inshows the orifice meter for air and fuel control. Continuous °, ° ° the position of air inlet (by changing it to 15 30 , 45 andhexahedron meshed model considered for CFD analysis ° 60 with respect to the original tangential position) and byand which is shown in Fig.4.1, with 1.4lakh changing the diameter of the outlet. The contour plots forcomputational nodes. different air inlet positions is shown in figures 5.2 and 5.33. Governing Equations and the Boundary 5. ResultsConditions The Fig 5.4(a) shows the percentage variation air massFor the present flow analysis the 3D RANS equations have fraction with different air inlet position consider full massbeen considered. The Reynolds–Averaged Navier–Stocks flow condition and without valve control and Fig 5.4(b) showsEquations are solved for steady, single phase and viscous the pressure variation along the length of the carburetor forflow. A 3 Dimensional RANS code having upwinding different air inlet positions. From these plots one canimplicit scheme and k–ε approach for turbulence is used notice that for air inlet angles 15°, 30° and 45° are suitablefor obtaining numerical solution. The equations are solved to obtain the desired mixing but the pressure drops arefor steady incompressible flow. The boundary and initial considerably high in these cases and are in the order of 116conditions used include (a) no slip at the walls; (b) Assigned Pa.mass flow rate and pressures at inlet and outlet ports. Thesuccessive interactive method for the computations is In order to reduce the pressure drop across the device, acarried out to obtain converged solutions with RMS change in configuration is made with the outlet isresiduals diminishing with more than 4 decade fall. increased by 1.5 times than the existing exit port of carburetor and considering the valves are fully open. 2
  7. 7. Figure 5.5(a) and 5.5(b) shows the percentage variationof mass fraction and pressure variations at the exit, Referencesrespectively. From these plots one can see that air inlet o 1. T. R. Anil, S. D. Ravi, M. Shashikanth, N. K. S. Rajan,at 45 meets the requirements with lower mass fraction P.G.Tewari. “CFD Analysis of a Mixture Flow in avariation and is within 2%. The pressure drop is found to be Producer Gas Carburetor”, International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, Acoustics, Heat20 Pa and is quite acceptable. This set of results reveal the Transfer and Electromagnetics CFEMATCON-06, Julyoptimization achieved in the geometrical configurations for 24-25, 2006, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Indiathe concept considered. 2. T.R.Anil, P.G.Tewari, N.K.S.Rajan, An Approach for Designing of Producer Gas Carburetor for Application in Biomass based Power Generation PlantsConclusion proceedings of the national conference of NATCONThe work is carried out with an objective to achieve 2004, Bangalore.optimum design for a carburetor for engine application with 3. Klimstra J, “Carburetors for Gaseous Fuels –on Air to Fuelfuels of low energy contents, mentioned earlier. 3–D ratio, Homogeneity and Flow restriction. SAE paperCFD simulations made have been able to capture the 892141detailed functional features of fluid flow in thecarburetor configurations considered. The resultsobtained from the computational studies provide a goodinsight of its functional behavior. Turbulent model basedon k-ε model with a RANS code has been used for the CFDpredictions of the fuel and air mass fractions and thecarburetor performance has been evaluated. The Outleoutcome has brought out an optimal design of the Air Inlet tcarburetor that can be used for prototype testing andqualifying tests. The results indicate that there is agood mixing of the constituent gases in the geometries Mixing Chamberconsidered and the optimization has allowed to havereduced pressure drop of about 20 Pa. This optimization Producer gashas paved a way in overcoming multiple hardware Inlet Orificebuilding and testing and has allowed to get enhancedperformance of the prototyping model that could lead Butterfly valveto blend suitably for the engine applications specified.Apart from the reduction in the cost function of the Fig.2: 3-D Model of producer gas carburetordesign, this approach has led to provide performanceborder lines in the possible geometrical options givingan edge over the empirical design approach and manageto meet the constraints of the applications. Theseaspects of this work are considered to provide a designalternative in bridging the technology gap in the area oflow energy fuel based engine applications. Fig.3: Flow Control Orifices for Producer Gas Carburetor (a) Fuel control (b) Air control Fig 1: Assembled view of the Test Rig Setup 3
  8. 8. Fig 4: Model considered for Fig 4.1: Mesh Geometry Model of Carburetor Carburetor Fig 5(a) Fig 5(b) Fig 5 (a): percentage variation air mass fraction with different air inlet position consider full mass flow condition and without valve control (B) : pressure variation along the length of the carburetor for different air inlet positions Fig 5(a). 4
  9. 9. Advanced Electro hydraulic vehicle. This allows test to be completed in the systems for Material testing laboratory on a subassembly before the complete vehicle is developed. This reduces totalModern technology has advanced the development time and provides early reliabilitydevelopment of many new materials and products. information. The addition of the digital computerTechnology in these areas has increased due to the to test system has increased testing capability inrequirement of space travel, new transportation areas previously too complex for testing in themethods and advanced construction methods of laboratory. The computer has also provided manyCivil Engineering structures such as buildings & new testing materials to determine complexbridges. These developments have created the properties of the material.need for new and advanced test methods of thesematerials and products. Electro hydraulic test Prof. Prabhakar Kuppahallisystems have provided the tools to perform tests Associate Professorto develop materials as-well-as to determine the Mechanical engineeringreliability of the finished products for its end use.Industrial uses of these equipments may bedivided into two categories:  Basic material research  Final product or component testing.Material research is mainly concerned withdeveloping and testing a material for certainphysical properties, such as high strengthcharacteristics at elevated temperatures. It isresponsibility of those involved in the producttesting to subject a product or a component in itsfinal geometric form to the conditions that closelysimulate the end use.The two areas, material testing and producttesting have different requirements and yet thetests can be completed with the same type ofequipments. In many cases the test arrangementand performance requirement are difficult but theequipment is basically the same.Electro Hydraulic closed- loop systems arededicated to producing realistic tests so materialsand products can better be designed for actualservice use. This requires equipment capable ofreproducing a program to a high degree ofaccuracy as-well-as being adaptable to performmany different types of tests. These systems havebeen developed and proven for many types ofapplications. The basic principle of closed looptesting has been accepted throughout industry.For example, in automotive testing, it is possible tocreate a synthesized program of field condition fora complete vehicle or for a subassembly of that 5
  10. 10. Cell phone radiation may alter phones limit the most radiation when they initially Brain establish contact with the cell tower making their “Digital hand shake”. To reduce exposure, it is best We are used to a culture where people to wait until after your call has been connected tocradle their cell phones next to their heads with put your cell phone next to your ear.the same constancy and affection that toddlershold their security blanket. Doing so could alter During the ensuing conversation it isbrain activities. advisable to tilt the phone to tilt the phone away from your ear when you are talking and only bring It is advised to keep cell phones at a it close to your ear when you are listening. Thedistance by putting them on a speaker mode or emission of radiation is significantly less when ausing a wired headset whenever possible. The next cell phone is receiving signals than when it isbest option is wireless Bluetooth headsets or transmitting.earpieces which limit the radiation at far lowerlevel. If a headset isn’t feasible, holding your Also your cell phone limits less when youphone just slightly away from ear can make a big are stationery because when you are movingdifference; the intensity of radiation of the rapidly- say in a car or a train – it must repeatedlyradiation diminishes sharply with distance. “EVERY issue little bursts of radiation to make digitalMILLIMETER COUNTS”. handshakes with different towers as it moves in and out of range. (MORE CAUSE TO HANG UP So, crushing your cell phone into your WHEN YOU BUCKLE UP).ears to hear better in a crowded bar is probably abad idea. Go outside if you have to make or take a Any situation where your cell phone has acall. And you might not want to put your cell weak signal indicates it has to work harder andphone in your breast or pant pockets either, thus will emit more radiation. Children’sbecause that also puts it right up against your developing brain and tissues are thought to bebody. Carry it in a purse or briefcase or get a non most vulnerable to cell phone radiation. Texting,metallic clip that orients it away from the body. instead of talking might be safer. That is, if you don’t rest your cell phone against your body while Some studies have suggested a link typing out your message.between cell phone use and cancer, Lower bonedensity and infertility in men. You can get an idea USE YOUR CELL PHONE WISELY AND BE HEALTHY.of the relative amounts of radiation various cell Prof. Prabhakar Kuppahalli.phone models limit by looking at their Specific Associate Professor,Absorption Rate (SAR). This number indicates how Dept. of Mechanical Engineeringmuch radiation is absorbed by the body when DSCE, Bangaloreusing the handset at maximum power. A cellphone cannot be sold in the U.S unless an FCC(Federal Communication Commission) approvedlaboratory says its SAR is below 1-6watts/kilogram,In Europe the maximum is 2 watts/kilogram.The apple iphone 4 is listed at 1-127watts/kilogram. The Motorola Droid at 1.5 and LGQuantum at 0.35. You may look for this number inthe website of the major carriers and not fromyour local wireless store and it is not usuallydisplayed in your set or the user manual either.More important than looking for the low SARvalue, is how you use the cell phone. Many cell 6
  11. 11. LANDING GEAR: The Ultimate off. The Concorde, for instance, had a retractable Shock Absorber tail "bumper" wheel, as delta winged aircraft need a high angle when taking off. Some aircraft with retractable conventional landing gear have a fixed How do Humans support their own tail wheel, which generates minimal drag (sinceweight? Well we have our indigenously built Legs most of the airflow past the tail wheel has beenwhich act as supporting structure with Knee joint, blanketed by the fuselage) and even improvesa kind of Damper. Similarly, for a humongous yaw stability in some cases.Airplane such as AIRBUS A380 (Largest PassengerJet ever), this is by far an Aviation engineering To decrease drag in flight some undercarriagesmarvel of 21st century both in terms of technology retract into the wings and/or fuselage with wheelsand scale of implementation into a Flying giant. flush against the surface or concealed behindConsidering the size of this flying giant, it needs a doors; this is called retractable gear. If the wheelssupporting structure, probably strongest of its rest protruding and partially exposed to the airkind. For this it has Undercarriage as supporting stream after being retracted, the system is calledstructure and Landing Gear as Damper which alone semi-retractable.supports the whole weight of the giant A380. The Airbus A340-500/-600 has an additional four-Typically wheels are used, but skids, skis, floats or wheel undercarriage bogie on the fuselagea combination of these and other elements can be centreline, much like the twin-wheel unit in thedeployed, depending on the surface. Landing gear same general location. The Boeing 747, a longusually includes wheels equipped with shock time and only competitor for Airbus, has five setsabsorbers for solid ground, but some aircraft are of wheels: a nose-wheel assembly and four sets ofequipped with skis for snow or floats for water, four-wheel bogies. A set is located under eachand/or skids or pontoons (helicopters). wing, and two inner sets are located in theThe undercarriage is a relatively heavy part of the fuselage, a little rearward of the outer bogies,vehicle, it can be as much as 7% of the takeoff adding up to a total of eighteen wheels and tires.weight, but more typically is 4-5%. Wheeled The Airbus A380 also has a four-wheel bogie underundercarriages normally come in two each wing with two sets of six-wheel bogies undertypes: conventional or "tail dragger" the fuselage. The enormous Ukrainian Antonovundercarriage, where there are two main wheels An-225 jet cargo aircraft has one of the largest, iftowards the front of the aircraft and a single, much not the largest, number of individual wheel/tiresmaller, wheel or skid at the rear; or tricycle assemblies in its landing gear design - with a totalundercarriage where there are two main wheels of four wheels on the twin-strut nose gear units,(or wheel assemblies) under the wings and a third and a total of 28 main gear wheel/tire units,smaller wheel in the nose. adding up to a total of 32 wheels and tires.The taildragger arrangement was common duringthe early propeller era, as it allows more room forpropeller clearance.Most modern aircraft havetricycle undercarriages. Taildraggers areconsidered harder to land and take off (becausethe arrangement is unstable, that is, a smalldeviation from straight-line travel is naturallyamplified by the greater drag of the main wheelwhich has moved farther away from the planescentre of gravity due to the deviation), and usuallyrequire special pilot training. Sometimes a smalltail wheel or skid is added to aircraft with tricycle A typical aircraft landing gearundercarriage, in case of tail strikes during take- 7
  12. 12. For light aircraft a type of landing gear which iseconomical to produce is a simple wooden archlaminated from ash, as used on some homebuiltaircraft. A similar arched gear is often formed fromspring steel. The Cessna Airmaster was among thefirst aircraft to use spring steel landing gear. Themain advantage of such gear is that no othershock-absorbing device is needed; the deflectingleaf provides the shock absorption.There are several types ofsteering. Taildragger aircraft may be steeredby rudder alone (depending upon the propwash produced by the aircraft to turn it) with a Landing Gear of Antonov An-225freely-pivoting tail wheel, or by a steering linkagewith the tail wheel, or by differential braking (theuse of independent brakes on opposite sides ofthe aircraft to turn the aircraft by slowing one side Another way of steering an aircraft is bymore sharply than the other). Aircraft with tricycle Differential Braking. This depends on asymmetriclanding gear usually have a steering linkage with application of the brakes on the main gear wheelsthe nose wheel (especially in large aircraft), but to turn the aircraft.some allow the nose wheel to pivot freely and use Malfunctions or human errors (or a combination ofdifferential braking and/or the rudder to steer the these) related to retractable landing gear haveaircraft. Some aircraft require that the pilot steer been the cause of numerous accidents andby using rudder pedals; others allow steering with incidents throughout aviation history. Bellythe yoke or control stick. Some allow both. Still landing, is an accident that may result from theothers have a separate control, called a tiller, used pilot simply forgetting, or failing, to lower thefor steering on the ground exclusively. Some landing gear before landing or a mechanicalaircraft link the yoke, control stick, or rudder malfunction that does not allow the landing geardirectly to the wheel used for steering. to be lowered. On September 21, 2005, JetBlueManipulating these controls turns the steering Airways Flight 292 successfully landed with itswheel (the nose wheel for tricycle landing gear, nose gear turned 90 degrees sideways, resulting inand the tail wheel for taildraggers). The a shower of sparks and flame after touchdown.connection may be a firm one in which any This type of incident is very uncommon as themovement of the controls turns the steering wheel nose oleo struts are designed with centering cams(and vice versa), or it may be a soft one in which a to hold the nosewheels straight until they arespring-like mechanism twists the steering wheel compressed by the weight of the aircraft.but does not force it to turn. Manjunath SBThe former provides positive steering but makes it Senior Research Assistanteasier to skid the steering wheel; the latter Mechanical engineering departmentprovides softer steering (making it easy toovercontrol) but reduces the probability ofskidding. Aircraft with retractable gear may disablethe steering mechanism wholly or partially whenthe gear is retracted. 8
  13. 13. A Billion+ Intentional Law supposed to pay. We’ll cut trees for expanding ourBreakers V/S LOKPAL portico so that we can park our vehicles easily. We’ll tell all sort of lies to escape from work &Thinking beyond the Media either attend a function or go to a cricket match.Generated Hype called “ANNA” Phew!! The list is endless. And these are just petty things mentioned here. Think about much moreHats off to Mr. Anna Hazare!!!! grave things.Except, during the Emergency Rule (1975 - 1977), Agreed many laws are not fair & just.never in the history of Independent India had such Many laws are old and do not make sense. Butproportions of general public in India unanimously that doesn’t mean that, we blatantly break them.participated in an event for a social cause for We should try to get our bureaucracy to changeIndian Republic as had done for Anna Hazare’s fast such rules. But no, we simply love breaking rules &for a “stronger Lokpal Bill”. Probably, after a long, regulations. We are born with that psyche. Now,long time we have got someone who can be obviously we can’t escape the so called ‘long-arm’actually called a leader, a person who can of the law every time. Naturally it also means that,motivate masses for good cause. And to say the if we are caught we wouldn’t like to face the actualleast, it was heartening and relieving to see that punishment or fine or whatever it is. So, thepeople of India have not gone dead completely. alternative is: pay bribe to the law enforcingThere is still some national pride, sense and social authority. Now, these law enforcing people aresensitivity left in us. We can still steer this also one amongst us only. So, they’ll also straywonderful country out of the rut that it is currently from their set path.sinking in. All hope is not lost. That means, mere presence of an But, there is more to all this “Lokpal Bill” authority is not going to clean up the mess that wethan meets the eye. The hype generated by media have created and are still creating. After all, who’sregarding the public participation in the fasting more authoritative than a Prime-Minister in thisevent is masking a much bigger problem than the country? If he/she can’t prevent scams andanti-corruption bill or Anna Hazare’s fight itself. corruption, then what guarantee is there that aAnd that problem is: “Our Indian Psyche” / “Our “Lokpal” can? Who’s there to check whether theIndian Mentality”. If we take a very keen close lokpal himself is corrupt or not?look, make an unbiased introspection of our daily The answer for all our corruptionbehavior in public then, there should be no two problems is not some law or an authority. It isopinions about the resulting inference that: we are “US” (not the United States). We need to change“habitual intentional law-breakers” by nature. ourselves first. Even when there is no law Take the example of our traffic. enforcing authority in the vicinity we shouldIrrespective of which place in India it is the inherently have the good habit/nature of adheringscenario is same. All of us have the highest to the rule/law. The day this happens, thendisregards to traffic rules. We jump signals nothing else is required.intentionally. We go in wrong direction in one-ways. If it’s a no-parking area then we should park Otherwise, think about this ratio:our vehicle there. We display our driving skill andpotential by riding more than 2 (many a times 4) “1 LOKPAL v/s 1 Billion+ Intentionally Law-Breakingpeople on a two-wheeler. Don’t bother about the People”.indicators on our vehicles. They are for show only. NarahariDisciplined lane driving? What’s that? Haphazard Lecturerparking? Yes we are masters in that. The other Dept. of Mech Engg.person on the road be damned. ‘It’s my road and Idon’t care’. So on, and so forth. No, it’s not just about our driving. We arelike this in all others matters too. Our ingenuity inmaking public places dirty is to be seen to bebelieved. Likewise, we purposefully build 3 storey(or multi-storied) buildings where only a housewith ground floor is allowed. We’ll stealthily do theroad cutting for sanitary pipe-laying in the night.We somehow try to travel on old passes in buses&trains. We pull all the tricks in C.A books to cheatthe government off the taxes that we are 9
  14. 14. Germany – the hub of quality favorable for people who believe in understanding education for Mechanical and sharing different perceptions on various aspects of learning. The country provides Engineers opportunity for those people who want to set raise their own bar to achieve success. The thought of learning and its wellexecution finds expression with Germany, which isone of the developed countries personifying the What you need to know about Germanuniversal spirit of learning especially in the field of Universities:Engineering. Germany has been a hub of various Earlier Germany never had a concept ofimportant activities related to developments and Bachelor and Masters study, it had only oneinnovations in the area of Engineering and the degree called “Diploma Engineering”, which is astudy programs in German universities play a very combination of Bachelors and Masters. Since 3important role in such developments. The study years, the system has been changed and they offerprograms in Germany are very well stylized Bachelor and Masters separately just to get in linekeeping in mind the latest engineering and with the globalization of education system.technological advances, which help students to The most important thing for any Internationalkeep up to date with the latest cutting edge student is to select the right University for theirtechnologies. The one main factor that attracts Master’s study. Here, you can find two types ofmost of the students to Germany is the nominal universities. One is the Technical Universitytuition fee. As most of the universities are (Universitaet or TH as it is called in German), whichgovernment funded or government universities, so is completely research oriented and the other onethey charge very low fee from students. is called as School of Applied Studies (Fachhochschule – FH as known in German), which For students dreaming to be a part of is mainly practical oriented. For students whosome major engineering advances, German want to get into research, Technical University isuniversities offer a great platform. With some of the best place to pursue their masters. Herethe major Automotive OEMs being situated in very courses are purely Theory based and very fewclose proximity makes Germany even more practical courses are offered. In School of Appliedattractive for higher education particularly for Studies, you can find courses which are tailorMechanical Engineers. The success of German made of Industrial application with more practicalUniversities and engineers has lots to do with the courses.Industry-University Research collaboration. Thedemand for higher education in Germany has Although, there is no proper rankingincreased tremendously in the last 3 to 4 years. system for the German Universities, most of theOne main reason for its popularity among foreign Technical Universities are assumed to be of verystudents is that it helps to develop your skills and high standard. There are few websites which give atalent in best way to suit changing trends of brief comparison about all the universities. Oneinternational market. such website is www.daad.de.The benefits for international students looking to Courses Offered:pursue higher education in Germany are: Although, in Germany the number of English  Involvement in some high end research taught master’s program is very limited, it offers a projects very wide range of courses on different  Access to highly sophisticated and specialization. Most of the English taught master advanced research facilities courses are specialized courses, you may not find a  Open system for learning and interaction general Mechanical Engineering masters course. with leading Researchers So, it’s very important for any International  Industrial Projects and part time jobs at student to decide on what specialization they are some of the top companies looking for before they take up a course. Different  High quality of lectures imparted by some courses being offered for International Masters of the leading industry specialists students under Mechanical Engineering are:Germany as such is multi-cultural and rich with  Computational Mechanicsheritage; this factor is another important factor  Automotive Engineeringwhich makes learning conditions effective and  Automotive Systems Engineering 10
  15. 15.  Transportation Engineering  Production Engineering  Mechatronics Engineering  Design and Development in Mechanical Engineering  Combustion Engines  Power-train Technology  Aerospace Engineering Duration of Master’s courses in Germany mayvary between 1 and half to 2 years depending onthe type of university. In most of the TechnicalUniversities its 2 years and in School of AppliedStudies mostly it is 1 and half years.Entry requirements for higher educationin Germany: Applying for any course in a GermanUniversity is very straight forward and hassle free.All international students applying for Englishtaught Master’s course in German universities isrequired to prove their English language capability,with a good TOEFL or IELTS score. Although, thecourses are offered completely in English, itshighly advised for students to learn German up tointermediate proficiency in both speaking andwriting, which will help students socialize andmore importantly increase their prospects insearch of Projects and Jobs. GRE is not mandatoryfor most of the universities, but considering theincrease in competition it could well decide yourfate. Any paper presentations or involvement insome research activities could boost your profile.So, all my fellow juniors at DSCE, I would like towish you all a great fun and success during yourbachelors and also for your future prospects. Withmy above article I have tried to share someinformation about higher education in Germany,which I hope would be useful for all those whowish to study further in Germany. If any of youwant to get more information on the same youcould contact me any time and I would be morethan pleased to help you out.I would like to thank Prof. Dr.C.P.S Prakash forproviding me an opportunity to share my thoughtsabout higher education in Germany.Wish you all success. Rajath M. Shenoi (Alumni: DSCE Mechanical Engg.- 2005) Graduate Student RWTH Aachen University Germany Email: rajathshenoi@gmail.com 11
  16. 16. F-1 in INDIA!!! 200,000. The track in all has 16 largely medium speed corners where F1 cars will lap at an average speed of 210 km/h. The back straight will let F1 cars reach 320 km/h making it one of the fastest tracks in the world. The expected F1 car lap time is 1 minute 27 seconds. Technical specifications: Engine The 2006 Formula One season saw the (FIA) introduce the current engine formula, which mandated cars to be powered by 2.4 liters naturally aspirated engines in the V8 engine configuration. Further technical restrictions have also been introduced with the new 2.4 L V8 formula to prevent the teams from achieving higher RPM and horsepower too quickly.Formula One, also known as Formula 1 or F1 and The 2009 season limited engines to 18,000 rpm, inreferred to officially as the FIA Formula One World order to improve engine reliability and cut costs.Championship, is the highest class of singleseater auto racing sanctioned by the Fédération TransmissionInternationale de lAutomobile (FIA). The"formula" designation in the name refers to a set Formula One cars use semi-of rules with which all participants cars must automatic sequential gearboxes, with regulationscomply. The F1 season consists of a series of races, stating a 4–7 forward gears and 1 reverse gear,known as Grand Prix (in English, Grand Prizes), using rear wheel drive. The gearbox is constructedheld on purpose-built circuits and public roads. of carbon titanium, as heat dissipation is a criticalThe results of each race are combined to issue, and is bolted onto the back of the engine.determine two annual World Championships, one Fully automatic gearboxes and systems such asfor the drivers and one for the constructors, with launch control and traction control, are illegal, toracing drivers, constructor teams, track officials, keep driver skill important in controlling the car.organizers, and circuits required to be holders of The driver initiates gear changes using paddlesvalid Super Licenses, the highest class of racing mounted on the back of the steering wheellicense issued by the FIA. and electro-hydraulics perform the actual change as well as throttle control.Formula One cars are considered to be the fastestcircuit-racing cars in the world, owing to very high Steering wheelcornering speeds achieved through the generationof large amounts of aerodynamic down force. The driver has the ability to fine tune manyFormula One cars race at speeds of up to elements of the race car from within the machine360 km/h (220 mph) with engines limited in using the steering wheel. The wheel can be usedperformance to a maximum of 18,000 revolutions to change gears, apply rev. limiter, adjust fuel/airper minute. mix, change brake pressure, and call the radio. Data such as engine rpm, lap times, speed, andBuddh International circuit in Greater Noida, Uttar gear is displayed on an LCD screen. The wheelPradesh, India, built at a cost of about 10 billion alone can cost about £25,000 and with carbonhas a length of 5.14 km and an area of 875 acres fiber construction, weighs in at 1.3 kilograms.(354ha). Seating capacity is initially expected to be110,00 with provisions to increase it later to 12
  17. 17. Brakes Kinetic Energy Recovery System(KERS)Disc brakes consist of a rotor and caliper at each The boost systems known as Kinetic Energywheel. Carbon composite rotors are used instead Recovery System (KERS).These devices recover theof steel or cast iron because of their superior kinetic energy created by the cars braking process.frictional, thermal, and anti-warping properties, as They store that energy and convert it into powerwell as significant weight savings. These brakes are that can be called upon to boost acceleration.designed and manufactured to work in extreme KERS adds 80 HP / lap(approx.) and weighs onlytemperatures, up to 1,000 degrees Celsius . An 35 kgaverage F1 car can decelerate from 100 to 0 km/h Top speedsin about 15 meters .!! Top speeds are in practice limited by the longestPerformance straight at the track and by the need to balanceGrand Prix cars and the cutting edge technology the cars aerodynamic configuration between highthat constitute them produce an unprecedented straight line speed (low aerodynamic drag) andcombination of outright speed and quickness for high cornering speed to achieve the fastest lapthe drivers. Every F1 car on the grid is capable of time. Off late some teams have achieved a topgoing from 0 to 160 km/h and back to 0 in less speed of about 370 KMPH!!than five seconds. Source: InternetByThe combination of light weight (640 kg in race Vikram Rao Btrim for 2011), power (950 bhp with the 3.0 L V10, 7th semesterwith the 2007 regulation 2.4 L V8), aerodynamics,and ultra-high performance tyres is what gives theF1 car its performance figures. The principalconsideration for F1 designers is acceleration, andnot simply top speed. Acceleration is not justlinear forward acceleration, but three types ofacceleration can be considered for an F1 cars, andall cars in general, performanceAccelerationThe 2006 F1 cars have a power-to-weight ratio of1,250 hp/t Theoretically this would allow the carto reach 100 km/h (60 mph) in less than 1 second.However the massive power cannot be convertedto motion at low speeds due to traction loss andthe usual figure is 2 seconds to reach 100 km/h(60 mph). After about 130 km/h (80 mph) tractionloss is minimal due to the combined effect of thecar moving faster and the down force, hence thecar continues accelerating at a very high rate. Thefigures are 0 to 100 km/h: 1.7 seconds 0 to 200 km/h: 3.8 seconds 0 to 300 km/h: 8.6 seconds* 13
  18. 18. HARISH HANDE – THE Social Entrepreneurship and the Nand & JeetILLUMINATOR Khemka Foundation. He was also the featured attendee and speaker at the Clinton Global Initiative 2007. In 2008, Harish Hande was chosen by Business Today as one of the 21 young leaders for India’s 21st century. In mid 2008, India Today named him as one of the 50 pioneers of change in India. He was awarded with Asias prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2011, also sometimes referred to as Asias Nobel Prize, for “his pragmatic efforts to put solar power technology in the hands of the poor, through his social enterprise SELCO Dr. Harish Hande INDIA” Managing Director of SELCO India Suhas Murali thHarish Hande was born in Handattu, 7 semesterKundapura taluk, Udupi district, Karnatakaand raised in Rourkela, Orissa, India. Aftercompleting his basic schooling in Orissa, hewent to IIT Kharagpur for his undergraduatestudies in Energy Engineering. He then wentto the U.S. to do his Master’s and later PhD.in Energy Engineering at the University ofMassachusetts, LowellHarish Hande co-founded SELCO INDIA (in1995), a social enterprise to eradicatepoverty by promoting sustainabletechnologies in rural India. With itsheadquarters in Bangalore, SELCO has 25branches in Karnataka and Gujarat. TodaySELCO INDIA has installed solar lightingsystems in over 120,000 households in therural areas of these states.Harish Hande has won the Ashden Award forSustainable Energy 2005 and Tech MuseumAward 2005. Harish has also received theworld’s leading green energy awardfrom Prince Charles in 2005. In 2007 SELCOINDIA won the Outstanding AchievementAward from Ashden Awards. The award waspresented by Al Gore, former Vice Presidentof the United States of America. HarishHande was named the Social Entrepreneur ofthe Year 2007 by the Schwab Foundation for 14
  19. 19. Kinetic Energy Recovery accumulate hydraulic pressure which is then sent Systems (KERS) to the wheels when required The Kinetic Energy Recovery System isexplained to the audience. Motorsport BusinessForum, Grimaldi Forum, Monte Carlo, Monaco. 5-6December 2007. World © Sutton High voltageKERS warning sticker on the Honda air box.Formula One Testing 17-19 September 2008. Jerez,Spain. Flybrid Systems flywheel-based KERS unit.Auto sport International Show, NEC, Birmingham,England, Day One, 8 January 2009 How is the stored energy released by the driver? The regulations stipulate that the release must be completely under the driver’s control. There is a boost button on the steering wheel which can be pressed by the driver..What is KERS? The acronym KERS stands for KineticEnergy Recovery System. The device recovers thekinetic energy that is present in the waste heatcreated by the car’s braking process. It stores thatenergy and converts itinto power that can becalled upon to boost acceleration.How does it work?There are principally two types of system - battery Why was KERS introduced?(electrical) and flywheel (mechanical). Electricalsystems use a motor-generator incorporated in the The aims are twofold. Firstly to promotecar’s transmission which converts thedevelopment of environmentally friendly andmechanicalenergy into electrical energy and vice road Car-relevant technologies in Formula Oneversa. Once the energy has been harnessed, it is racing;and secondly to aid overtaking. A chasingstored in a battery and released when driver can usehis boost button to help him passrequired.Mechanical systems capture braking the car in front, while the leading driver can useenergy and use it to turn a small flywheel which his boost button to escape. In line with thecan spin at up to 80,000 rpm. When extra power is regulations, there are limits on the device’s userequired, the flywheel is connected to the and therefore tactics - when and where to use thecar’srear wheels. Incontrast to an electrical KERS, KERS energy - come into play.the mechanical energy doesn’t change state and is Ritesh Dixittherefore more efficient. 7th Sem Mechanical There is one other option available -hydraulic KERS, where braking energy is used to 15
  20. 20. The Green Ride the city light and easy, and MiraQua’s small footprint helps with this even more. Parking into a -Supreeth GVattam small space is not uncomfortable for the driver at 5th sem all and it reversely contributes back in reserving precious urban space. The passengers can get inWhenever we step out of our house, we always and out conveniently via the front. The usablesee vehicles around us. Vehicles that gulp in gallons floor area is about 1.9 by 0.6 meters, makes theof fuel and help us to get to a certain destination. small vehicle capable of shipping large articles,The dependent of humans on these means of even a bike. And handling it in and out is too easy.transport is comparable to the dependence of fishon water, just like the fish wont be able to livewithout water, we humans would not be able tolive without transportation. But today thisdependence on transportation has made us theslaves to an entity called “Crude oil” which internis ruining the greatest gift that we have got i.e.“Mother Earth”. Everyone has read about thedamage the Green house gases are doing on theenvironment. The fact that it even threatens to cutshort human life. The fact that carbon emissionsfrom such vehicles are also increasing global Need: The number of private vehicles is increasing,warming. The ill effects doesnt end here, when we and they are often used by only 1 or 2 passengers.look at it to serve us for the future, it fails totally, These facts also apply to many other developing oraccording to the “EU Emery policy blog” which developed countries. The aim is to containreveals to us the startling fact that these fuels adequate sense of uniqueness, pride andwouldn’t last a century, the generations to come satisfaction into a small vehicle package, tailoredby would be left with such stories of the these for city residents. In does not only enhancefuels rather than the fuel itself. people’s life quality, but also encourage the use of green energy. The name MiraQua is combined withWell that about the ill-effects of this not so ‘miracle’ and ‘aqua’. It implies in the future cities,wonderful thing called “crudeoil”. each one of these small EV represents a water droplet, the traffic network would be runningWhen it comes to megacities, there is one smoothly as a water stream network, efficientlycommon thing among all of them, from New York bring people from A to B.to New Delhi and from Moscow to Mumbai, Trafficcongestion has always been an unsolvableproblem. Globally the traffic density in urban hubsis increasing at alarming rates and the respectivegovernments are unable to curb the growth inspiteof installing world class “Intra city mass transitsystems”. To sum it up world is facing seriousthreat from crudeoil and traffic congestion andone has to come up with a solution which is goingto solve both the problems. The fact that the entire front sectionof the car opens up allows for drivers to put large packagesA genius Chinese engineer “ChaoyiLi” has come up such as bicycles inside the car. Not bad, we thinkwith an interesting design which will solve both you’ll agree, for a tiny car. Being so small andthese problems with a single solution which is functional means that the car is expected to be a“MiraQua” big hit with city dwellers. The fact that it’s zeroMiraQua is a compact EV that adopts in-wheel- emission is just icing on the cake. With this I justmotor and drive-by-wire technologies. Free from wish to conclude with a quote from the“Dalaiconventional vehicle layout, it lets passengers to Llama” which reflects the mistakes on part of theingress & ampegress via one large asymmetrical humans about living for thefuture and forgettingfrontgate. Accessing the rear seats when a front the presentseat is stowed up. Sounds strange? Flip to look at .the benefits. Electric drive train makes driving in 16
  21. 21. An Expo to Remember which itself is connected to the frame of the bike. A yoke is connected between the cross member of - Vivek Harsha the forks and frame of the bike using a ball joint. When you hit a bump with telelever, the suspension forces are transmitted through the ballThe Auto Expo 2011 conducted by the Times joint, across the link and up through the shock unitGroup in the month of August was a special one into the frame of the bike. The design of thefor the college, the mechanical department and for Telelever effectively reduces dive under braking.the four of us who were privileged to present a Since diving under braking is less, it is not requiredproject at the event. We were one of five colleges to design a separate anti-dive mechanism. Anotherthat were called upon to display our projects and benefit is that the forces acting on the steeringshowcase our abilities over the four days. There head bearings are drastically reduced. In fact withwere some really good projects on display, amidst telelever, one has to get used to the concept ofall the fancy as well as the vintage cars and bikes. braking without the bike diving at the front. Along with our project there were other uniqueThe project on display from our college was the ventures by other reputed colleges. One of themTelelever Suspension. It is a very unique and old was an Effi-cycle, which is a three wheel cycle thatschool mechanism used in the old BSA bikes which is chain driven. It includes a gear system which washas all but died down under the overwhelming quite unique and a very small differential at theusage of the modern mechanisms like telescopic back. Then there were gearless bikes that ran onsuspension.The problem with telescopic fork diesel using a bullet engine and also onsuspension is that all the forces acting on the front compressed air.of the bike are transmitted to the handlebars. Thetelelever overcomes this aspect and appliesopposing forces and allows the front part to takeon a lot of weight during braking and hardcornering without traditional fork dive. This meanswe can handle much rougher roads and brakeharder without upsetting the chassis likeconventional forks. With telelever, there is a singleshock unit in place of the telescopic forks.Telelever has front forks, but their primary Apart from the project displays, the other sightsfunction is to make a stiff frame for the front and sounds of the Expo included a host ofwheel to sit in, and to allow the rider to steer the companies showcasing their bestworks in the fieldbike. The telelever fork unit is connected to a link of automobile, which was a huge crowd puller. 17
  22. 22. However, amongst all the cars and bikes on All in all I would like to thank the Head of thedisplay, the show stopper of the event was the Mechanical Department Dr. CPS Prakash for theNissan 370Z. Its sheer presence and sleek looks opportunity. Also, our faculty advisor VRwere enough to lure people to the expo. The Srinivasanwho guided us through the event withmodern marvels were very creatively mixed with complete faith. Finally, I thank the three friendsvintage collection of bikes and cars ranging from who accompanied me through this amazingthe Chevrolets, Jaguars to the Morris Minor and journey Sumukha H.S, Rajath Martin and Rushithe old fashioned Jeep, which drew its own set of Ganapathi without whom the journey would notadmirers. The other aspects of the event were the have been as memorable as it is.safety test track which amused a few people andof course the stunt show that was conducted bythe best bikers in the country. 18
  24. 24. Parent - teacher meet held on 3.10.2011HOD Mechanical Engineering, Dr.C.P.S Prakash, addressing parents during the meet Group photo on the occasion of meeting 20
  25. 25. Visit of delegation from General Motors to the Department headed by Dr.Christian Schoenherr, Director, Vehicle Integration, GM Dr. Christian Schoenherr with the students of mechanical engineering HOD familiarizing delegates with facilities at department 21
  26. 26. Inauguration of new basic workshop and addition of facilities Sri.Galiswamy, Secretary, DSI, inaugurating the new workshop facilities at new automobile block DSCE View of new workshop facility Group picture of teaching and non-teaching Faculties of Mechanical Engineering department 22
  27. 27. New Basic Workshop Inauguration of hydraulic hacksaw Inauguration of new UTM 23
  28. 28. Ayudha pooja was celebrated on 3.10.11HOD handing over token of respect to Sri. Galiswamy, Secretary, DSI HOD garlanding Dr. Hemachandra Sagar, Chairman, DSI HOD garlanding Sri. Galiswamy, Secretary, DSI 24
  29. 29. Conference/Workshops/Seminars AttendedSl. Name of the Faculty Title of the Event Type of Event Details of PublicationNo1 Fuzzy Logic, Genetic Algorithm th st AICTE-MHRD Sponsored Summer 27 June – 1 July 2011Dept. of Applied Mechanics and Shridhar Kurse with Wavelet Transformation in School Hydraulics, NIT, Karnataka, Surathkal, Mangalore Civil Engineering2 th th 8 & 9 June 2011, Narasimhe Gowda NCETME 2011 National Conference MSRIT, Bangalore AICTE Sponsored Staff 18/07/2011 – 30/07/2011, Acharya Institute of3 Sunil Magadum Sensors and Robotics Development Program Technology, Bangalore 19/07/2011 – 22/07/2011, Zeus Numerix, Computational Fluid Dynamics: Kalyan Chakravarthy 4 Days Workshop Dr. Marri Chenna Reddy Human Resource Development Design & Analysis4 Institute, Hyderabad, India5 Optimization Applications in AICTE Sponsored 5 days Short Mrs. Aruna Devi. M 03/10/2011 – 07/10/2011, IIT, Madras Mechanical Engineering Term Training Programme 25
  30. 30. Papers Published in Conference/Workshops/SeminarsSl. Name of the Faculty Title of the Paper Published Type of Event Details of PublicationNo. Influence of SIC Filler Addition of Wear Behavior1 of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Epoxy Composite Effect of alumina filler on tensile behavior of2 Haseebuddin. M. R carbon fiber reinforced epoxy composites th th 19 & 20 of August 2011, BTL Institute of Modeling and analysis of elastic properties of International Conference (ICMA –3 Technology, Bangalore, Karnataka, India & polypropylene fiber matrix composite 2011) the University of Delaware, Delaware, USA Moisture Absorption Effects on the Mechanical4 Suresh. E Properties of Epoxy Nano Composites Trajectory Tracking of a 3 – dof articulated Arm5 Sunil Magadum by Inverse Kinematics using Jacobian Solutions 26
  31. 31. Student paper presented at conference/workshops/seminars/technical symposiaSl. Names of Student Names of the Guides Title of Paper Type of Event Details of PaperNo. Authors Dr. C. P. S. Prakash Structural Optimization of Airframe of1 Abhinandan. M Micro Air Vehicle and its Development Investigation of Flexural Properties of2 Ankita Sagar Mrs. Aruna Devi Silica Fume Reinforced particulate Composites A Novel Approach for Manufacture of Prof. Prabhakar3 Nagababu. G Anchoring System in Aircraft Assembly th th Kuppahalli 19 & 20 of August 2011, BTL and Development of Corresponding Tools International Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Conference (ICMA – Karnataka, India & the University of 2011) Delaware, Delaware, USA Impact Damage Resistance of Composite4 Manjunath. S. B Shivashankar Srivatsa Laminates and Curved Panels Modeling and analysis of elastic properties5 Anil Kumar Haseebuddin. M. R of polypropylene fiber matrix composite Influence of SIC filler additions on wear6 Shanth Kumar. B Haseebuddin. M. R behavior of carbon fibre reinforced epoxy composites 27
  32. 32. Sl. Names of Student Names of the Guides Title of Paper Type of Event Details of PaperNo. Authors Finite Element Analysis of Chip Formation7 Chethan. C. M Dr. Bhaskar Pal during Grinding Trajectory Tracking of a 3-DOF Articulated8 Sridhar. M. P Sunil Magadum Arm by Inverse Kinematics Using Jacobian Solutions Study of Forward Kinematics and Jacobian9 Shivaprakash B.C. Dr. Bhaskar pal of Two Axis Polar Mechanism Effect of Aluminum Filler on Tensile10 Eshwari. N M. R. Haseebuddin Behaviour of Carbon Fiber Reinforced th th 19 & 20 of August 2011, BTL Epoxy Composites International Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Conference (ICMA – Karnataka, India & the University of 2011) Delaware, Delaware, USA Modeling and Simulation of a Vehicle11 Mallinath R Shetty Shridhar U Kurse Suspension System Finite Element Modeling for Vibration and12 Sreenivasa. S. T Narasimhe Gowda Dynamics Analysis of an Automotive Wheel Dr. H.V. Impact Damage Resistance of Composite13 Sathyajith Ullal Lakshminarayana Laminates and Curved Panel 28
  33. 33. Optimization of Line Design for Piston Rod 14 Vikas. A A.Shantharam Manufacturing Process National Conference on th th 29 & 30 September 2011, PESIT, “Trends and Advances in Bangalore Analytical Study of Elastic Properties of manufacturing Engg” 15 Anil Kumar. T. A M. R. Haseebuddin the Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite by Finite Element Method Student Project Exhibition at International/National conference/workshops/technical symposiaSl. Names of Project Names of the Guides Title of Project Prize Won Details of PaperNo. Students1 Sumukha.H.S 1DS07ME104 Auto Show, organized by Times of India Mr. V. R. Srinivasan Tele Lever Suspension System Participation 25/08/2011 – 28/08/2011, Palace Grounds, Bangalore2) Vivek Harsha 1DS08ME118 29
  34. 34. Student site visit/technical tours conductedSl. Name of the Place Visited Names of Coordinators Place of Visit DateNo.1 Bangalore Metallurgicals Vivek Bhandarkar Bangalore 24/08/20112 Rapsri Industries Vivek Bhandarkar Bangalore 17/09/20113 Billforge Pvt. Ltd M. K. Venkatesh Bangalore 24/09/2011 Invited special lecturerSl. Name of the Invited Background Industry/ Title of the Subject Date VenueNo Scholar with full address Academic/R&D Dimensionless Group and Performance1 Dr. G R. Srinivasa Academic 09/09/2011 C. D. Sagar Auditorium Characteristics of Thermal Turbo Machines What next after Graduation – An2 Shri. B. S. Govind Industry 16/09/2011 Mechanical Department Interactive Session1) Dr. H. V. Lakshminaryana, Professor gave a Keynote Lecture on Impact Damage Resistance, Response, Damage Tol erance of Composite Structures – Prediction and Verification on 19/08/2011. th th2) CIL Training for 4 Semester Students on 19 September 20113) Mr. Shivakumar. V, Sumukha. H. S, Wagish S Lonikar, Patel Parth. R, Ravi Ranjan & Sagar. B. S participated in the 3 Da y National Seminar on Advances in nd th Manufacturing Sciences, Technology & Techmart held on 22 – 24 September 2011 at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Tumkur Road, Bangalore, India4) Dr. H. V. Lakshminarayana, Professor gave a talk on “Integration of CAE Tools for Innovation in Product Design and Manufacture” in ANSYS Academic User Conference on 13/10/2011 in Hotel Sheraton at Brigade Gateway, Bangalore.5) Prof. Shivashankar R Srivatsa, Asst. Prof. attended Conference on “Integration of CAE Tools for Innovation in Product Design and Manufacture” in ANSYS Academic User Conference on 13/10/2011 in Hotel Sheraton at Brigade Gateway, Bangalore. 30
  35. 35. Conference/Workshops/Seminars AttendedSl. Name Title of the Event Type of Event Details of PublicationNo1 Anil Kumar. S2 Sachin Janna3 Gujuraj Tandel4 Pavan Kumar. V5 Muhammed Aslam Ahmed6 Prasad. P7 Puneeth Kumar8 Jebin Abraham Pullukalayil One Day National Workshop on Tribo th ADITECH – 2011 14 October 2011, BIT, Bangalore9 Vinod. K Technologies10 Balasaheb Patil11 Phalguna. B. N12 Nitesh Bhaskar. N13 Yuvraj14 Chennappa. H. Korishetti15 Pradeep. S16 Prashant Betgeri 31
  36. 36. Industrial visits pictures Metallurgical Exhibition at Bangalore Visit to Rapsri Engineering Industries by 3rdsemInternational Exhibition Centre on 22/09/2011 – students 17/09/2011 24/09/2011 Bangalore Metallurgical BillforgePvt. Ltd. 32
  37. 37. Published ByDepartment of Mechanical EngineeringDayanand Sagar College of EngineeringS.M.Hills, Kumaraswamy LayoutBangalore – 560078, Karnataka, Indiawww.dscemech.comEditor in ChiefDr. C.P.S. PrakashProf. and HODDepartment ofMechanical EngineeringEditorMr. Haseebuddin M.R.LecturerDepartment ofMechanical EngineeringEditorial TeamMr. Chidambaram G, 4th year BEMr. Puneeth M S, 4th year BEMr. Rajath Martin, 4th year BEMr. Shesha Sai B A, 4th year BE 33