Research Areas in Various Departments/Centres/Schools

Department of Mechanical Engineering [Code MEZ]

  • Design Engineering :

    Mechanical Vibrations, Rotor Dynamics, Damped Structures, Composite Structures, Smart structures, Active Vibration Control, Experimental Modal Analysis & Identification, Structural Dynamic Modification, Finite Element Model Updating, Dynamic Design, Noise Engineering, Condition Monitoring, Bearing Dynamics, Lubrication, Mechanical System Design, Computer Aided Mechanical Design, Computer Controlled Mechanisms, Vehicle Dynamics, Modelling the Impact of Vehicles, Impact Biomechanics, Concurrent Engineering Design, Mechanisms, Robotics, Multibody Dynamics, Application of Multibody Dynamics in Design and analysis of Rural Engineering Systems, Mechatronics, Sensors and Actuator Design, MEMS, Design of Microsystems, Nanomechanics, Artificial Intelligence Applications in Mechanical Engineering & Expert Systems for Design & manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Applications to Medical Science.

  • Thermal Engineering :

    Internal Combustions Engines, Phenomenological and Multi-dimensional modeling of engines, Combustion, Radiation from flames, Engine Simulation, Turbo charging, Combustion Generated Pollution, Alternate Fuels, Utilization of biogas, Biomass gasification, Energy efficient kilns, Energy flow through radial rectilinear cascades, Centrifugal and axial compressors Internal flow and Laser anemometry, Optimization of power plants, Sustainable Energy Systems, Computer Simulation and Design of Thermal Systems, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Systems, Thermal Comfort, Fire Research, Air Water Spray Injection, Waste Heat Utilization, Energy Conservation, Renewable Energy Sources, Heat Transfer, High temperature natural convection Microchannel Heat Exchangers, Particle-laden Flow, Fluid Mechanics & Machines, Turbulence, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Turbo machines, Numerical modeling of radiation heat transfer in participating media; Heat and mass transfer in porous Media; Solar cooling; Micro/ nano scale heat transfer; Theoretical/computational modeling of mass transfer, Charge transfer; fluid flow in microfluidic/nanofluidic devices.

  • Production Engineering :

    Metal Cutting, Metal Forming, Welding, Metal Casting, Material Characterization, Nontraditional Manufacturing Processes, Measurements & Metrology, Grinding of Ceramics and Metal Matrix Composites, Processing of Polymers & Composites, Injection Molding, Microcellular Injection Molding, Finite Element Applications in Manufacturing, CAD/CAM, Rapid Prototyping, Intelligent Manufacturing, Micro & Nano-Manufacturing, Biomaterials and Medical Implants, Nanocomposites, Modeling of Material Behavior, Lean concepts in Machine Tool Design.

  • Industrial Engineering :

    Quality, Reliability and Maintenance, Lean Manufacturing, Agile Manufacturing Productivity Management, Operations Research, Operations Management, Project Management, Supply Chain Management, Applied Probability Models, Decision Support Systems, Value Engineering, Flexible Systems, Healthcare Systems, Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, e-Business, Reverse Logistics, Financial Engineering, Wireless Systems.