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Conference on Advances in Thermal-Fluids Engineering
25-26 March, 2021


B.Tech Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by National Board of Accreditation(NBA), New Delhi up to 30th June 2022

 

The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs):

The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) of B. Tech. Mechanical Engineering program are:

  1. To develop highly competent graduates with strong foundation in science and engineering for successful careers in core mechanical and interdisciplinary industries, higher education and research.
  2. To develop graduates who can become entrepreneur/innovators to design and develop system/process/product/service to address social and industrial challenges.
  3. To develop graduates with leadership qualities, strong communication skills, professional and ethical values.
  4. To develop lifelong learners graduates to excel in their professional career as well as to pursue higher education.


Program Outcomes (POs):

The following are the program outcomes (POs):

    1. Engineering knowledge: An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering in solving/analysing problems in industries, research and development institutions, public sector units, higher education and in academia.
    2. Problem Analysis: An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyse and interpret data in mechanical engineering theory and practice at various industrial work-places.
    3. Design/ Development of solutions: An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
    4. Multidisciplinary Approach: An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
    5. Modern tool usage: An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems using modern tools and techniques.
    6. Communication: An ability to communicate effectively.
    7. The Engineer and Society: The broad education necessary to understand the impact of mechanical engineering solutions in a local, global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
    8. Life-long learning: A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
    9. Investigations of complex problem: Use of Applied research including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, synthesis of the information to provide valid solutions with the knowledge of contemporary issues.
    10. Project Management: An ability to apply engineering knowledge and management principles skills to manage engineering projects.
    11. Environment and Sustainability: An ability to design sub-systems, systems, components and processes to fulfil demand of environmental sustainability.
    12. Ethics: Apply engineering principles toward the professional values and ethics.

Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs):

The following are the program specific outcomes (PSOs):

    1. To analyse the problem and create solution by applying engineering knowledge with a multidisciplinary approach.
    2. To analyse, interpret and provide solutions to the real life mechanical engineering and its allied problems using engineering software/tools.
    3. To work effectively as an individual and in a team to address complex issues by engaging in lifelong learning and following ethical and environmental practices.

 

RESEARCH FOCUS AREAS

Thermal Engineering
Renewable Energy: Biodiesel, Wind energy, Solar hybrid technology, Solar thermal applications, marine renewable energy.

Thermal and Fluid Engineering:
Water desalinization, Thermal comfort, Advance refrigeration system, tri-generation, CFD applications to IC engines and alternative fuels, Industrial effluent treatments.

Thermal system design:
Thermal system design and optimization, Exergy analysis of thermal system, waste heat recovery, Thermal system design for enhancing heat transfer rates for extremely high heat flux applications.

Design Engineering
Finite Element Analysis, Additive Manufacturing/Rapid Prototyping, Bio printing, Drug manufacturing using Rapid Prototyping, Innovative and creative materials for rapid prototyping processes, Application of Additive/Rapid Manufacturing in energy storage devices, Fused Filament Extrusion techniques, Composite materials, computational mechanics of materials: stress analysis and optimization, Mathematical modelling of advanced materials, optimization, continuum damage mechanics, Stress Analysis, Vibration based fault diagnosis and condition monitoring, Signal and Image Processing for state identification of components, Machine learning and Artificial intelligence application in design of components, Optimization techniques.

Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
Friction Stir welding of similar and dissimilar metals, Friction stir processing, super plasticity, wear behaviour of surface composites, friction surfacing, hybrid welding, Metal cored and flux cored arc welding, A-TIG welding, Laser welding & ultrasonic welding ; EDM wire cut, EDM; surfacing and electrochemical machining; Surface Metrology & Digital Image Processing, Texture analysis; Tool condition monitoring; Artificial Intelligence in manufacturing; Numerical modelling of manufacturing processes; Formability of tailor welded blanks; Material processing, Machining of hard materials. Additive manufacturing of metals, Non conventional machining process

 

About Mechanical engineering

Mechanical Engineering is a very strategic segment of the Engineering curricula where engineers for the 21st Centuryare being produced with multi-faceted capabilities.It is one of the oldest and broadest engineering disciplines that involves with production and usage of heat, and use of mechanical power for design, production, and operation of the machines and tools, including human body, which is one of the most complex machines in the universe. Mechanical Engineeringalso deals with materials’ manufacturing and their selection for different designs and tools, Mechanical Engineers, hence, learn about the materials, solids and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, control, instrumentation, design, and manufacturing to understand the mechanical systems.

The Mechanical Engineering Department at PDEU has establisheditself as one of the premier brands in the technical education in India and has been expanding very fast withincreased diversity in the B. Tech, M. Tech, and Ph.D.programs with thrust in the industry and research cultures.In the department, a generic framework for education has been evolved that consists ofcurriculum, laboratory, and student societies to adapt engineering education to the Industry. The present selection process of students into these programs ensures that the bright students are selected without any compromise,and subsequently they are put into a liberal and free academic environment that challengesintellectually to learn the most demanding concepts of the Mechanical Engineering. In order to nurturea sense of intellectual confidence, the Mechanical Engineering Department promotes a new brandof engineering culture. The sense of “can do it” confidence is instilled in the present MechanicalEngineering curriculum.

The vision of the department is “to be recognized globally for excellence in education, applied research and training in the field of Mechanical Engineering through innovation of high Social impact and to prepare youth for tomorrow”. To achieve this goal, the department strives to generate high quality graduates through rigorous coursework and cutting-edge research activities. The students in the department are exposed to the problems faced by today’s societies, and are trained to address those problems through innovative thinking to develop appropriate technological solutions.The focus on “learning by doing” has been inculcatedto motivate the students for innovation andentrepreneurship. These, we firmly believe, are the most important skills for tomorrow’s engineersand leaders in academia, industry and the society.

 

Objectives


Objectives of Mechanical engineering department are: Graduate will Cater to the needs of Indian as well as multinational industries.

  • Cater to the needs of Indian as well as multinational industries.
  • Be competent with strong technological background to analyze data, formulate and undertake industrial problems and obtain viable solutions
  • Make successful career in industry/ research/ higher Studies.
  • Be life-long learning and should be able to work on multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Be Competent for effective communication, in management and in professional skills and ethics

 

History

The Department of Mechanical Engineering was established in the year 2010. At present, the department offers Graduate, Post Graduate and Doctorate degree courses. It is highly reputed for producing eminent engineers as professionals, researchers and entrepreneurs. The department is proud to be collaborated with well-known industries in the sector.

 

Head of the department


Dr. Vishvesh Jayantbhai Badheka
HOD & Professor
B.E., Ph.D, Diploma, M.E.
Email: Vishvesh.Badheka@spt.pdpu.ac.in

Areas of Interest: Advanced Welding Processes, Friction Stir Welding, Friction Stir Processing - surface composite, super-plasticity, Friction Surfacing, BT-FSW, Hybrid FSW, FSW of dissimilar metals, Narrow Gap-GMAW/FCAW/MCAW. A-TIG welding of P91,RAFM steels, Hybrid Welding and Wear of surface composites.

Brief Profile: Dr Badheka, studied metallurgy at The M.S.University of Baroda, received Bachelor, Master and Ph.D in Metallurgical Engineering. Presently he working as Professor at Mechanical Engineering as well as Heading the Dept of Mechanical Engineering Dept.


 

 

 

International Relations

The University has collaboration with universities of International repute such as University of Saskatchewan (Canada), University of Tulsa, University of Oklahoma, University of Houston, Ontario (Canada), American Jewish Committee, Texas A & M University (USA), Georgia Tech University, University of Regina (Canada), Georgia Tech Research Corporation.

 

Industrial Relation

Department of mechanical engineering has excellent relations with design, manufacturing and thermal industries. Mechanical engineering department believes in industry-academia relations which would provide mutual benefit to our students and also to industry. Our undergraduate and post-graduate students gets opportunity to do their academic projects under reputed organizations like Indian space research organization (ISRO), Institute of plasma research (IPR), International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), Gujarat energy research & management institute (GERMI), Larsen & toubro (L & T) technology, etc. Organizations like Electrical research & development association, vadodara and Rajiv machine tools, Ahmadabad helps students and research scholars by conducting some useful workshops for them.

 

Contact Us

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
School of Technology,
Pandit Deendayal Energy University
Raisan, Gandhinagar-392007
Phone No.: (+91-79) 23275406.

 

Flow Chart for Course


Flow Chart for UG Course

B.Tech Mechanical Engineering UG Course »

 

Flow Chart for PG Course

M.Tech Mechanical Engineering PG Course »

Laboratory


Department has developed a number of sector relevant engineering laboratories which are well equipped to facilitate the pedagogic and research programs. The practical classes are well integrated into the curriculum, but the school encourages even more extensive use of these facilities to nurture a research led environment. The labs are being continuously upgraded with new equipment, to strengthen the research work of the M.Tech and Ph.D students who rely extensively on experiments to validate their work.

e-Yantra Laboratory
We are in a process of development of e-Yantra Laboratory through e-Yantra Lab Setup Initiative (eLSI) of IIT Bombay. eLSI supports infrastructure creation at colleges by providing a platform for training teachers in theory and applications of Robotics, in addition to providing guidance in setting up a Robotics lab at the college. eLSI enables colleges to teach Robotics and Embedded systems in an effective manner.

Tinkering Laboratory
We are in a process of development of Tinkering Laboratory. A Tinkerer is someone who enjoys experimenting. Tinkering Laboratory is open for such people with an aim to grow innovators and thinkers, converting their creative ideas into actual engineering products. For them to do whatever they love to do and have limitless hands-on experience as well as spend hours tinkering without any worries.

  • Workshop
  • Thermodynamics Laboratory
  • Strength of Materials Laboratory
  • Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Laboratory
  • Production Technology Laboratory
  • Power Plant Engineering Laboratory
  • Non Conventional Energy Sources laboratory
  • Manufacturing Process –II Laboratory
  • Manufacturing Process –I Laboratory
  • Mechanical Measurement & Metrology Laboratory
  • Kinematics of Machines Laboratory
  • Internal Combustion Engine Laboratory
  • Heat And Mass Transfer Laboratory
  • Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
  • Fluid Machinery Laboratory
  • Elements of Mechanical Engineering Laboratory
  • Engineering Metallurgy Laboratory
  • Engineering Graphics Laboratory
  • Dynamics of Machines Laboratory
  • Design Of Machine Elements Laboratory
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing Laboratory
  • Computer Aided Design & Engineering Laboratory

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Projects / Seminar

M.Tech Project/Seminar
B.Tech Project/Seminar

 

M.Tech (Thermal engineering) Project / Seminar

  • Design and thermal analysis of cryostat base section
  • Design of cryo distribution for LN2 system and applicationn of cryocooler to test effectiveness of cold head integration of different configuration of cryopanel
  • Tokomak magnet structural integrity study and analysis for major loads
  • Study of Polygeneration Method of Energy Integration in Rural Area
  • Design and analysis of test set-up for accidental failure analysis of cryolines
  • Optimization of cooling layout in DSM using thermo-hydraulic analysis
  • Tokomak Vacuum vessel structural integrity study and analysis for major loads
  • Optimization of cross over pipe and efficiency improvement
  • Design of Cryogenic transfer lines for the NBI Cryogenics
  • Thermo hydraulic FEA analysis for various concepts of heat transfer elements for Neutral Beam Components
  • Efficiencies improvement and optimization of 250 MT forging furnaces.
  • Design and analysis of wave guide support structures and splitter box
  • CFD Analysis of beam Source Cooling Circuit and its experimental validation
  • ITER design of Diagnostics shielding module (DSM) supports in UPP and dynamic analysis DFW and DSM
  • Study of flow dynamics and corresponding equilibrium in large cryogenic distribution system for fusion application
  • Study of weld defect behavior under operation condition of heat transfer elements
  • Design, Manufacturing and testing of bellows and hoses
  • Experimental Investigations on solar powered parabolic trough collector.
  • Natural cooling of the room using geothermal low heat at shallow depth

 

B.Tech Project / Seminar

  • Friction Welding of Dissimilar metals
  • Effect of crater current and welding current on GTA Weld bead profile
  • Experimental Investigation and Comparisons of Friction Stir Spot Welding (FSSW) and Resistance Spot Welding (RSW) for Dissimilar Aluminium Alloys
  • Experimental Investigation of Surface Properties for Aluminum Alloys Using Friction Stir Processing (FSP)
  • Investigation of tool design for dissimilar Cu-Al FSW
  • Development of Friction bit joining technology
  • FEA analysis of flow-forming process
  • Design development and investigations on solar powered forced convection solar dryer for vegetables and fruits.
  • Investigations on photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) solar hybrid collector system.
  • Effect of oxide fluxes on A-Tig welding of Carbon steels.
  • Development of floating photovoltaic system (experimental)
  • Effect of evaporative cooling on efficiency of photovoltaic modules (experimental).
  • The finite element analysis of isotropic plates containing an irregular shaped cut-outs
  • The finite element analysis of composite plates
  • Interface of Matlab with Creo-2
  • Design and development of rotary air powered engine.
  • Design and development of uni-wheel vehicle.
  • User-defined interface for optimization in Ansys
  • On the road ride measurement and analysis of a three wheeled scooter
  • Optimization of a biomechanical quarter car model for improved ride comfort
  • Theoretical analysis of the performance of  exhaust gas driven vapor absorption refrigeration system for automobile air conditioning
  • Design and fabrication of solar still for production of desalinated water
  • Design and fabrication of VAR (Vapour Absorption Refrigeration) system using low grade thermal energy
  • Experimental investigations on the wake interferences of multiple wind turbines subject to varying hub height of wind turbine (CFD Analysis).
  • Residual stresses in friction stir welding: numerical Simulation and Experimental verification (FEM Simulation)
  • Design, Installation and Analysis of Steam generator and quality of steam using Separating and throttling calorimeter
  • Design and development of electrostatic precipitator
  • Model making of different types of burners used in power plant
  • Hybrid solar-wind power generation system
  • Hybrid air-conditioning system, based on Li-Br absorption system and liquid Desiccant systems
  • Design & Development of articulation mechanisms of a humanoid hand for space-planetary mission
  • Iso-Static mount design for large space based camera
  • Design & Development of  Solar-electric hybrid vehicle prototype on a  carbon fiber monocoque platform.
  • Hybrid power train
  • Thermal energy Conservation & Savings in  a building - a case study

 

Schedule


Sr. No. Activity Date(s) of Event Organizer
1 Baja SAEINDIA 2019 23rd to 29th January, 2019 NATRIP facility, Pithampur, near Indore
2 Baja SAEINDIA 2019 23rd to 29th January, 2019 NATRIP facility, Pithampur, near Indore
3 RAMMP 2019 7th and 8th Feb 2019 Department of Mechanical Engineering, PDEU and IIW Student Chapter
4 Twelve International Conference on Thermal Engineering: Theory and Applications (ICTEA) 2019 23rd to 26th February 2019 Prof M. Z. Saghir Ryerson University, and Prof Surrendra Singh Kachhwaha, PDEU
5 Industrial visit for M.Tech Thermal students March, 2019 ISHRAE student chapter
6 A Two Day Workshop On “Theory and Practice: CoOperative Robots & Wind Turbine Blade prototyping (CRWT 2019) April 01-02,2019 -
7 Expert lecture for M.Tech Thermal students April, 2019 ISHRAE student chapter
8 Expert lecture October, 2019 ISHRAE student chapter
9 Expert lecture for M.Tech Thermal students October, 2019 ISHRAE student chapter
10 Industrial visit for M.Tech Thermal students October, 2019 -
11 Expert lecture for M.Tech Thermal students November, 2019 -
12 Expert lecture for M.Tech Thermal students February, 2020 -
13 Matlab Workshop for B.Tech/M.Tech students Two days (February, 2020) ISHRAE student chapter
14 Industrial visit for M.Tech Thermal students November, 2020 ISHRAE student chapter

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research Focus

Research is an integral and important part of any higher education system. Mechanical department actively promotes research among its staff and students. In addition to basic research, which is the backbone of any applied research, the institute also gives adequate importance and support to applied research. Students undertake research projects as a component of their education programme itself. Teachers conduct research as an integral part of their responsibilities since this enables them to assimilate and disseminate the knowledge as well as generate new knowledge. The students are encouraged to publish their findings in reputed journals and present papers at conferences. Department of Mechanical engineering aims at developing world class research in the field of thermal engineering, manufacturing, design.

Our Focus Areas of Research

 

Research Projects


2019

Low Cost- Renewable Energy Driven (LC- RED) Water Treatment Solutions Centre
Project by Dr. Anurag Mudgal
1 Providing practical and innovative low cost solutions to address the shortfall of freshwater supply 2 Providing practical and innovative solutions to address industrial waste water treatment 3 Analysing potential of using bacteria pre- treatment of waste water 4 Design and develop novel module including EC, ED, adsorption and RO 5 Analyse the potential of wind-driven RO 6 Design and construct advanced prototypes to demonstrate varieties of modules integrating all renewable energy, biological, bacterial and chemical techniques
Funding agency:DST
Total grant received: 3,71,00,000/-

Bio-mimetic and phyto-technologies designed for low-cost purification and recycling of water (INDIA-H2O)
Project by Dr. Anurag Mudgal
1. Develop and introduce novel batch-reverse osmosis technology for a 4-fold reduction in specific energy consumption with high, 80%, recovery ratio 2. Develop forward osmosis based on revolutionary biomimetic membrane technology, for use in wastewater recovery applications including hybrid arrangements with reverse osmosis for further reduction in energy consumption, resulting in an order of magnitude overall reduction in SEC. 3. Pilot small-scale (5‒50 m3/day) rurally-relevant low-cost systems for brackish groundwater treatment to provide safe drinking water at costs below €0.35/m3 (<30 rupees/m3). 4. Develop phyto-technology solutions for rural domestic wastewater treatment to remove emerging pollutants (e.g. agricultural products), manage rejected brines, and recover energy from the resulting biomass. 5. Develop and demonstrate cost-effective high-efficiency FO/BRO systems with complementary hybrid technologies for industrial desalination, wastewater treatment and recycling with minimum liquid discharge (up to 80% water recovery). 6. Create a Centre of Excellence in water treatment membrane technologies, design operation, piloting, demonstration, training and dissemination in India. 7 Develop and support the evolution of business models to exploit the developed solutions to mutual EU/India economic advantage 8 Brief and influence policymakers on economic models and governance arrangements for viable adoption of these technologies in India.
Funding agency:DBT & European UNION
Total grant received: 5,00,00,000/-

Development of Liquid Desiccant Heat Pump system (LDHP) for Hot and Humid regions
Project by Mr. Kiran Mansuriya,Dr. Vivek K. Patel,Dr. Jatin R. Patel
The proposed LDHP system is an alternative to the traditional VCR system because of its advantages in removing air latent load, ability to reduce electricity consumption and environment-friendly feature. Hot and humid ambient air is subcooled and dehumidified by desiccant before entering to evaporator of VCR unit. The prime objectives of the proposed projects are: 1. Modelling, optimization and development of a small-scale hybrid liquid desiccant heat pump system for comfort air conditioning. 2. Investigate the performance of a proposed system as compared to traditional VCR system.
Funding agency:ISHRAE
Total grant received: 98,000/-

Development of Liquid Desiccant Heat Pump system (LDHP) for Hot and Humid regions
Project by Mr. Kiran Mansuriya,Dr. Vivek K. Patel,Dr. Jatin R. Patel
The proposed LDHP system is an alternative to the traditional VCR system because of its advantages in removing air latent load, ability to reduce electricity consumption and environment-friendly feature. Hot and humid ambient air is subcooled and dehumidified by desiccant before entering to evaporator of VCR unit. The prime objectives of the proposed projects are: 1. Modelling, optimization and development of a small-scale hybrid liquid desiccant heat pump system for comfort air conditioning. 2. Investigate the performance of a proposed system as compared to traditional VCR system.
Funding agency:ISHRAE
Total grant received: 98,000



2018-2020

Development of full penetration CuOF to CuOF welding by GTAW for plate to pipe connection
Project by Co-PI: Dr. Kush P. Mehta, PI: Dr. V J Badheka
The objective is to establish welding technology for CuOF accelerator grid hydraulic piping welding by conventional GTAW process to ensure the full penetration with 100% volumetrically inspectable joint, which further to be qualified for 10-9mbarl/s He leak rate and pressure withstanding capacity of 30bar.
Funding agency:BOARD OF RESEARCH IN NUCLEAR SCIENCES (BRNS) (On going)
Total grant received: 32,99,000/-

Development of dissimilar friction welding joint of higher pipe size for Al-SS and Cu-SS materials
Project by PI: Dr. Kush P. Mehta, Co-PI: Dr. V J Badheka
Joining of dissimilar materials has been a challenging task due to large differences in the chemical, physical and metallurgical properties. These differences of properties consequently leads to the formation of intermetallic compounds (IMCs), low melting eutectics, high hardness, low joint efficiency and low brittleness at the joint area. The core objective of this research work is to develop and investigate the dissimilar friction welding of Al-SS and SS-Cu materials for tube to tube type configuration for the application of cryogenic heat exchangers
Funding agency:BOARD OF RESEARCH IN NUCLEAR SCIENCES (BRNS) (On going)
Total grant received: 26,59,000/-

Repairing of defects generated by Friction stir welding (FSW)
Project by Project Co-guide: Dr. Kush Mehta, project guide: Dr. Jaydeep Patel
FSW leads major defects such as channel, void and cracks. These cracks are repaired with the same process by finding suitable process parameters.
Funding agency:ORSP cell, PDEU (Ongoing)
Total grant received: 68,000/-

Utilization of energy efficient friction stir technique for obtaining dissimilar joints.
Project Co-guide: Dr. Kush Mehta, Project guide: Mr. Vishal Wankhede
Friction stir welding technique was utilized to obtain dissimilar Al-Mg weld. Variant of FSW with cooling assistance was developed to obtain weld of AA6061 to AZ31B. Dissimilar weld was produced with sound joint quality. Material flow and mechanical properties are analyzed for this complex dissimilar joint.
Funding agency:ORSP cell, PDEU (Ongoing)
Total grant received: 47,000/-

Investigation on resistance spot welding of Nitinol alloy
Project Co-guide: Dr. Kush Mehta, Project guide: Mr. Vishal Wankhede
Shape memory alloy of NiTi is subjected to resistance spot welding to obtain successful weld. Welded properties are compared with base material after welding.
Funding agency:ORSP cell, PDEU (Ongoing)
Total grant received: 67,000/-



2018-2019

Investigations on Dissimilar Joints Produced by Energy Efficient Friction Stir Welding
Project by Project guide: Dr. Kush Mehta
Energy efficient friction stir welding technique is developed to obtain dissimilar Al-Mg weld. AA6061 to AZ31B weld is produced with sound joint quality. Material flow and mechanical properties are analyzed for this complex dissimilar joint.
Funding agency:Institute of Engineers (IEI)
Total grant received: 22,000/-



2018

Recovery and Recycling of Industrial Waste Water containing Hazardous Elements
Project by Mr. Pinakeen Patel, Dr. Vivek K. Patel
1. Design and development of innovative, practical and cost effective solutions to address the industrial waste water treatment. 2. Design and construct advanced prototypes to demonstrate up to 2 KLD(2 m^3/day) capacity plant with integrating Electrocoagulation and adsorption modules. 3. Optimize the process according to the type of effluent. 4. Analyse the potential to run the process from renewable energy and waste heat available from various sources viz. solar, wind and process heat.
Funding agency:ORSP
Total grant received: 2,50,000 /-



July 2017 to July 2019

Assessment of wind and wave energy along Indian coastal region using space-based microwave radars
Project by Dr. Garlapati Nagababu
ISRO funded project (16 lakhs) entitled “Assessment of wind and wave energy along Indian coastal region using space-based microwave radars”. (PI – Prof. Surendra Singh Kachhwaha, Co-PI – Dr. Garlapati Nagababu)
Funding agency:ISRO, Ahmedabad
Total grant received: 16,00,000/-



2017-18

Ballistic impact response of fiber reinforced composite,
Project by Dr. Nirav Patel
Funding agency:ORSP, PDEU
Total grant received: 1,75,000/-

IThermal analysis of cooling based friction assisted solid state technique
Project by Dr. Nirav Patel
Funding agency: ORSP, PDEU
Total grant received: 47,000/-



November 2017 to November 2018

Development of a cost effective funnel based wind turbine system for remote and decentralized power generation applications
Project by Dr. Garlapati Nagababu
Office of Research & Sponsored Program (ORSP) funded (Rs: 2,50,000/-) entitled “Development of a cost effective funnel based wind turbine system for remote and decentralized power generation applications”. (PI – Dr. Garlapati Nagababu, Co-PI – Mr. Abhinaya Srinivas)
Funding agency:ORSP, Gandhinagar
Total grant received: 2,50,000/-



2017

Development and investigations on solar dryer integrated with latent thermal storage.
Project by Dr. Jatin R. Patel
Development and investigations on solar dryer integrated with latent thermal storage.
Funding agency:ORSP, PDEU
Total grant received: 1,75,000/-

Design And Development Of Intermittent Solid Adsorption(pump Free) Refrigeration System
Project by Dr. Jatin R. Patel
Design And Development Of Intermittent Solid Adsorption(pump Free) Refrigeration System
Funding agency: ORSP
Total grant received: 71,400/-

DDesign, Development, and Investigations of Dehumidifier for Air to Water Generator
Project by Dr. Jatin R. Patel
Design, Development, and Investigations of Dehumidifier for Air to Water Generator
Funding agency: ORSP
Total grant received: 1,05,000/-



2016-17

Analytical Modelling and Experimental Verification of Crack Detection Method in beams using Vibration based Non-Destructive Technique.
Project by Dr. Nirav Patel
Funding agency: ORSP, PDEU
Total grant received: 1,46,000/-

Super-plasticity of high strength α-β Titanium Alloy.
Project by Dr. Nirav Patel
High strength α-β Titanium Alloy was processed with friction stir processing to check its superplastic behavior.
Funding agency: ORSP cell, PDEU (completed)
Total grant received: 2,00,000/-



2016

Solar Powered High Recovery Desalination (SPHRD) to provide clean Water
Project by Dr. Anurag Mudgal
The project focus on the development of novel thermal energy based i.e. steam driven RO process for the desalination of brackish/saline water
Funding agency: DST
Total grant received: 63,00,000/-

Investigation of Potential Induced Degradation in Glass-to-Glass solar modules for PV/T Applications
Project by Dr. Jatin R. Patel
Investigation of Potential Induced Degradation in Glass-to-Glass solar modules for PV/T Applications
Funding agency: ORSP
Total grant received: 1,75,000/-



2015-16

Investigations of tool design on dissimilar copper-aluminium materials by energy efficient FSW technology
Project by Mr. Kush Mehta
The research project is on dissimilar materials Cu to Al welded by energy efficient FSW process. The aim of this project is to establish the effect of different tool designs and process parameters on properties of dissimilar Cu to Al friction stir welds. It involves study of properties such as tensile strength, fracture to elongation, tensile fracture mechanism, hardness, generation of intermetallic compounds and microstructures investigation by mechanical and metallurgical characterization through tensile test, hardness test, scattered electron microscopy, electro dispersive X-ray spectrographs and X-ray diffraction analysis.
Funding agency: ORSP cell, PDEU
Total grant received: 1,00,000

Development of dissimilar joint by laser beam welding and gas tungsten arc welding..
Project guide: Dr. Kush Mehta
Laser Beam Welding (LBW) and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) were used to check the feasibility of welding Cu (OFHC) and Al (6061-T651) of thickness 1 and 3 mm. Power, welding speed, and joint configuration were the crucial parameters in LBW, while current, welding speed, weld edge preparation, and use of compatible filler wire were the major parameters in GTAW.
Funding agency: ORSP cell, PDEU
Total grant received: 1,05,000/-

Estimating the profiles of speed bumps and potholes through experimental quarter car setup.
Project by Mr. Bhargav Gadhvi
The project aims at estimating the road profile information such as speed bump and pothole information which are considered as single obstacles to the ride of the vehicle. This is vital information for the vehicle dynamics engineers and Civil engineers of the country can use this information for monitoring the road network.
Funding agency: ORSP cell, PDEU
Total grant received: 75,000

Dissimilar material joining of SS316LN (UNS S31653) and XM-19 (UNS S20910) Stainless steel joints
Project by Mr. Jaykumar Vora
The main Objectives for the Project are establishment of welding parameters for Dissimilar SS316LN to XM-19 joint using Gas metal arc welding (GMAW) process by experimental trials followed by Testing (Destructive and Non-Destructive) and characterization of the dissimilar joints according to applicable standards. The above objectives have been derived from fact that the fabrication of diverter component of ITER machine has need to join SS 316LN to XM-19 Stainless steels.
Funding agency: Board of research in fusion science and technology (BRFST)
Total grant Approved:14, 00,000.

Development of “Key hole” filling techniques in Friction stir welding.
Project guide: Dr. Kush Mehta
Key-hole is formed at the end phase of Friction stir welding that is filled by novel techniques. Higher joint strength is received after filling keyhole area that is found compatible with weld area.
Funding agency:GUJCOST, Government of Gujarat (Completed)
Total grant received: 24,000/-

Design, Analysis and development of innovative internal cooling twist drill bit through 3D printing.
Project guide: Dr. Kush Mehta, Co-Guide: Dr. Vishvesh Badheka
3D printing was utilized to obtain prototype of twist drill bit having cooling channel. Feasibility study was carried out and presented in results.
Funding agency:ORSP cell, PDEUs(Completed)
Total grant received: 80,000/-



November 2015 to November 2016

Design, Analysis and development of Innovative internal cooling twist drill bit trough 3D Printing
Project by Dr. Garlapati Nagababu
Friction stir welding technique is developed to obtain dissimilar Al-Cu weld. AA6061 to ETP CU weld is produced with sound joint quality. Tool design, Process parameters are studied for their influence on mechanical properties of joints. Microstructure and mechanical properties are correlated to each other.
Funding agency:ORSP cell, PDEUs(Completed)
Total grant received: 1,00,000/-



2015

Design and development of a medium scale Solar Forced Convection Dryer System and analyzing its feasibility for commercial use
Project by Dr. Jatin R. Patel
Design and development of a medium scale Solar Forced Convection Dryer System and analyzing its feasibility for commercial use.
Funding agency: ORSP cell
Total grant received: 1,00,000/-



2014-15

Investigations of tool design on dissimilar copper-aluminum materials by energy efficient FSW technology
Project guide: Dr. Kush Mehta, Co-Guide: Dr. Vishvesh Badheka
Friction stir welding technique is developed to obtain dissimilar Al-Cu weld. AA6061 to ETP CU weld is produced with sound joint quality. Tool design, Process parameters are studied for their influence on mechanical properties of joints. Microstructure and mechanical properties are correlated to each other.
Funding agency:ORSP cell, PDEUs(Completed)
Total grant received: 1,00,000/-



2013

Development of a small scale Solar Vapour Absorption Refrigeration System and analyzing its feasibility for commercial use
Project by Dr. Jatin R. Patel
Development of a small scale Solar Vapour Absorption Refrigeration System and analyzing its feasibility for commercial use
Funding agency:ORSP
Total grant received: 1,80,000/-


Interdisciplinary Research

Department of Mechanical engineering is carrying out interdisciplinary research with department of Chemical engineering in the field of Centre for bio-fuels and bio-energy studies (CBBS).

 

Faculty

 

 

Alumni


Ph.D Highlights

NAME EMPLOYED WITH
AKSHAY NAIR PROJECT ENGINEER, ARVIND LIMITED
ALAY PATEL GET,GUJARAT GAS LTD
ANIL PRAJAPATI GRADUATE ENGINEER TRAINEE LARSEN & TOUBRO HEAVY ENGINEERING
ANKIT FALDU GRADUATE ENGINEER TRAINEE FERROMATIC MILACRON
ANMOL BHOJANI GET, MILACRON INDIA
BHARGAV KALARIYA GRADUATE ENGINEER TRAINEE TORRENT GAS
BHAUTIK RANK GET, NIRMA LTD.
BURHAN KARKHANAWALA GRADUATE ENGINEERING TRAINEE, CEAT TYRES LIMITED,
CHINMOY RANKA GRADUATE ENGINEER TRAINEE ARVIND LIMITED
CHINTAN TRIVEDI GET,RELIANCE INDUSTRIES
DARPAN ANTALA GET,RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMITED
DARSHAN NARENDRABHAI PABARI ASSOCIATE ENGINEER L&T TECHNOLOGY SERVICES LTD.
DEEP PANCHAL GRADUATE ENGINEER TRAINEE MILACRON INDIA PVT. LTD.
DIVYESH KEVLANI MAINTENANCE ENGINEER,ARVIND LIMITED
HARSHAL DHARMENDRA PARMAR GET,INOXCVA,
HARSHWARDHAN DESHMUKH GTE,IMEG
JONIL JIGNESHKUMAR SHAH GET,RELIANCE INDUSTRIES
KETAN VADHER ENGINEER,RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMITED
KRUNAL PATEL GET,RELIANCE INDUSTRY
KUNJ MEHTA G.E.T,NIRMA LTD.
LOVE SHAH ASSOCIATE ENGINEER,L&T TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
MAUNIL P MODI GET ( PRODUCTION), MAXXIS RUBBER INDIA PVT LTD
MIHIR ASODARIYA ASST MANAGER GETTATA CHEMICALS LTD
MONIL DADHANIYA GRADUATE TRAINEE ENGINEER ADANI WILMAR LIMITED,
NIGAM PANDYA GMTP BRIDGESTONE INDIA PVT.LTD.,
NIPEN KHIRSARIA PROJECT ENGINEER, ISGEC HITACHI ZOSEN LIMITED
NIRAL SHAH GET, RELIANCE INDUSTRIES
NISHANT PANDYA GRADUATE ENGINEER TRAINEE CEAT,
NISHANTKUMAR YOGESHBHAI PANDYA ASST MANAGER GET ,CEAT LTD,
NISHIT MANDVIWALA GRADUATE ENGINEER TRAINEE RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMITED
PARASHAR MAVADIA ENGINEER, BRIDGESTONE TYRES LTD.,
PARTH PATEL GRADUATE ENGINEER TRAINEE TORRENT GAS LTD
PRIYANSHU AGGARWAL SYSTEM ENGINEER ,INFOSYS,
ROMIL PATEL GET,ARVIND LTD,
SAGAR SUTHAR GRADUATE ENGINEER TRAINEE WELSPUN STEEL LIMITES,
SUMIRAN NARAYAN GMTP-TRAINEE BRIDGESTONE INDIA PVT LTD,
UJJAVAL PATEL CUSTOMER SUPPORT ENGINEER, ORIENT ENTERPRISE GUJ PVT LTD,
UTSAV PANDYA BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, ADM METERS LLP,
YASH KAMALKUMAR BATHVI GRADUATE ENGINEER TRAINEE-QC, INOXCVA,VADODARA
NAME EMPLOYED WITH
AADITYA SHARMA EXECUTIVE ENGINEER,ONGC PETRO ADDITION LIMITED
ADNAN KURESHI TEACHING ASSISTANT,UC IRVINE,ORANGE COUNTY
ALAY THAKKAR PANDIT DEENDAYAL PETROLEUM UNIVERSITY
BHUVANESH PARMAR CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE SPECIALIST,ETECH
DARSHIL CHANDI EXECUTIVE ENGINEER, SABARMATI GAS LIMITED AHMEDABAD
DEEP BHALODI ASST MANAGER GET,LARSEN AND TOUBRO
DHRUV PATEL UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS, DALLAS
DIPALKUMAR PATEL PANDIT DEENDAYAL PETROLEUM UNIVERSITY
HARSHIL SOLANKI PANDIT DEENDAYAL PETROLEUM UNIVERSITY
HIREN SUDANI FERROMATIK MILACRON INDIA PVT LTD.
JAY DIPAKKUMAR PATEL PANDIT DEENDAYAL PETROLEUM UNIVERSITY
JEETKUMAR AMRUTIYA PANDIT DEENDAYAL PETROLEUM UNIVERSITY
KARAN ZALAVADIYA MAINTENANCE ENGINEER, POLYCAB WIRES PVT. LTD.,
KARAN CHAUHAN PANDIT DEENDAYAL PETROLEUM UNIVERSITY
KAUSHIK CHAUDHARY PROCESS ENGINEER,MAHINDRA & MAHINDRA ENGINE ASSEMBLY PLANT
KEYURKUMAR PATEL PANDIT DEENDAYAL PETROLEUM UNIVERSITY
KISHAN SHAH PANDIT DEENDAYAL PETROLEUM UNIVERSITY
MAHENDRA V. CHAUHAN TECHNICAL MANAGER, EDUCT
MAULIK GADARA JUNIOR ENGINEER,DELUX BEARINGS PVT. LTD.
MOHAK SHETH SENIOR ENGINEER,ADANI GAS LIMITED
MRUDANGSINH DODIYA EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION INCHARGE AND MAINTENANCE ENGINEER,VNKC AGROCOM PRIVATE LIMITED – INDIA
NISHIL RADADIA COMPOSITE LAYUP SIMULATION AND TESTING ENGINEER (PART TIME),INTERN - R&D MATERIAL TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY RACING EINDHOVENSUZLON GROUP, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
PARAM NARESHKUMAR MEHTA GRADUATE ENGINEER TRAINEE MAHINDRA & MAHINDRA
PARTH CHHATROLA ASST MANAGER GET,RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LTD.,
PARTH PATEL PROJECT ASSISTANT, AERONAUTICAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY, MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
POOJAN GAJERA DATA ANALYST/GRADUATE ASSISTANT STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GREATER NEW YORK CITY
PURVANG JAGDA SENIOR ENGINEER, ADANI GAS LIMITED
RAJ RANGANI PANDIT DEENDAYAL PETROLEUM UNIVERSITY
RAVIRAJ KHAVAD PANDIT DEENDAYAL PETROLEUM UNIVERSITY
RHYTHM PATEL SENIOR ENGINEER, L&T HYDROCARBON ENGINEERING LIMITED
ROHIT ALEXANDER BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE,HI-TECH ISOLUTIONS LLP
SAGAR PATEL GRADUATE ENGINEERING TRAINEE, POLYCAB WIRES LTD
SAMARTH ZALA STUDENT RESEARCH ASSISTANT, TRANSMISSION ASSEMBLY- MANUFACTURING ENGINEER CO-OP, RESEARCH ASSISTANT- ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY,VOLVO GROUP, WASHINGTON D.C. METRO
SANDEEP ASSUDANI PANDIT DEENDAYAL PETROLEUM UNIVERSITY
SAVAN RAIYANI SYSTEMS ENGINEER,INFOSYS TECHNOLOGIES LTD
SHAUNAK TALATI INDIAN OIL ADANI GAS PVT LTD TUPELO
SHUBHAM MEENA PANDIT DEENDAYAL PETROLEUM UNIVERSITY
SIDDHARTH JHURIA PANDIT DEENDAYAL PETROLEUM UNIVERSITY
SOHIL PARSANA RESEARCH ASSOCIATE INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT AHMEDABAD
UDIT SHAH SENIOR CLUB CORDINATOR,E CELL- THE ENTREPRENEURSHIP CELL, INDIAN INSTITUTE OF FOREIGN TRADE
URVISH PARASIYA PANDIT DEENDAYAL PETROLEUM UNIVERSITY
UTSAV PRAJAPATI DESIGNER, HI-TECH ISOLUTIONS LLP
VYOM WADHWANA GRADUATE ENGINEER TRAINEE INDIANOIL - ADANI GAS PVT. LTD
YASH SHAH GEAR QUALITY ENGINEER, ZF TRANSMISSIONS, CLEMSON
ZUBIN DARBAR IMS PEOPLE, AHMEDABAD
NAME EMPLOYED WITH
ASHISH DAVE MAINTENANCE ENGINEERING MANAGER,RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMITED
CHETAN SINGHAL DEPUTY MANAGER,ICICI BANK LTD.
GURTEJ KHANOOJA NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY,BOSTON
JEETESH HASIJANI SR. ENGINEER,INDIANOIL-ADANI GAS PRIVATE LIMITED
KAUSTAV DATTA MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
KHANJAN SAUMILBHAI SHAH SHIFT FIELD ENGINEER RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMITED
KHUSHWANT MALI NEPRA RESOURCES MANGEMENT PVT. LTD
KRUTIN RAJANI ADANI GAS LIMITED
MAITRAIYA WATHORE PDEU GANDHINAGAR
MOHITSINH RAYJADA ASST. MANAGER,TATA CHEMICALS LTD
NIMESHKUMAR SUTHAR MAHARAJA SAYAJIRAO UNIVERSITY OF BARODA
RAMSINGH MEENA IIT DELHI
SAI KRISHNA YELAMARTHI INDIAN INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING, KANCHEEPURAM, CHENNAI
SHRISHAIL RAUT TU BERLIN
UMANG PATEL GRADUATE STUDENT, STUDENT ASSISTANT: GRADER UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO, UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES, BUFFALO/NIAGARA
VINEEL KONDIBOYINA MECHANICAL ENGINEER, THIRD POLE THERAPEUTICS, BOSTON
YUVRAJSINH GOHIL SOCIAL WELFARE INSPECTOR, SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT (GOG), BHAVNAGAR
NAME EMPLOYED WITH
AMIT SONCHHATRA ENGINEER BRAY CONTROLS INDIA PVT LTD
DARSHIT PATEL BRAY CONTROLS INDIA PVT LTD.
DEEP MADHAVJIBHAI VAGHANI NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY,BOSTON
DIVYA BHAVSAR KLOCKNER DESMA PVT. LTD.
JIGNESH GOLAKIA UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN,SASKATOON
KAYAVAN SHAH PROJECT MANAGER,INTERN
KRUNAL DOLTANI EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO VICE PRESIDENT, MOUNT MERU GROUPKIGALI
KUNAL KOTAK SENIOR EXECUTIVECORE TEAM MEMBERACADEMICS AND RESEARCH CELL, IIT KANPURCOUNSELLING SERVICE IIT KANPUR
MAYANK JOSHI UBER
NEEL SHAH KIRLOSKAR BROTHERS LIMITED
PADMANABH PAREKH ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY,TEMPE
RACHIT SAGAR SENIOR MANAGEMENT TRAINEE,HCL TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
RAHI SHAH ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER HENICK-LANE INC., GREATER NEW YORK CITY
RAJAT S ASSOCIATE PRODUCT DESIGNER MOONWALKR
RAZIN DESAI GNFC
SARANG DESHPANDE CAMBIO
SAURABH PATANKAR UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON,ARLINGTON
VIDIT PATEL CULTURAL ATTENDANT UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN LANGUAGE CENTRE, SASKATCHEWAN
VIJAY KANANI MECHANICAL ENGINEER, QUANTA PROCESS SOLUTION PVT LTD
VRUSHANG AMIN IIM LUCKNOW
YASH TRIVEDI FOUNDING PARTNER CAMBIO MOTION LLP
NAME EMPLOYED WITH
ADITYA SINGH IIM LUCKNOW - MBA
CHANDRAKANT KHATRI ASSISTANT MANAGER L&T CHIYODA LIMITED
DASHARATH SINGH UDAWAT J K LAKSHMI CEMENT
GAURAV BHATI INSTITUT GENIE CIVIL ET MECANIQUE
JUGAL PATEL GNFC
MOHIT ARORA SENIOR BUSINESS ANALYST EXL ANALYTICS
MRIGANKA KALITA INFOSYS LIMITED
NABNEET SETHI VALLES STEAMSHIP
NEEL MODI HANNING ELEKTRO-WERKE GMBH & CO. KG, BIELEFELD
NISARG PATEL SR. ENGINEER, TRANSFORMERS AND RECTIFIERS INDIA LTD
PARIDH PATEL COSMOS ENGITECH PVT. LTD
SHARADA A DATA SPECIALIST SHELL INDIA PVT LTD
SHUBHAM SHARMA ESSAR OIL LIMITED
NAME EMPLOYED WITH
AMIT PANCHAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER TRAINEE, ICE MAKE REFRIGERATION LIMITED
JAYDIP HINSU GET, SUPREME TREVES,
MARKAND PATHAK CO-FOUNDER, GRADUATE STUDENT, SUDAKSH TECHNOLOGIES
NISHAN KIRTIKUMAR PATEL JR.HVAC SALES ENGINEER, M K AIRCON SYSTEM PVT LTD,
PRANAY JOSHI ASSISTANT ENGINEER TRAINEE TATA STEEL
NAME EMPLOYED WITH
BHARGAV CHANDEGRA PROJECT EXECUTIVE, INTERNATIONAL AUTOMOBILE CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE
BHUMIT SOLANKI ASSISTANT PROFESSOR UKA TARSADIA UNIVERSITY
KEYUR VIJAYKUMAR SHAH R & D ENGINEER,BOSCH REXROTH
MEET GOVINDBHAI PATEL TECHNICAL ASSISTANT DEPARTMENT OF STEAM BOILERS AND SMOKE NUISANCE
PARVEZ DHENSA ASSISTANT PROFESSOR UKA TARSADIA UNIVERSITY
SHAMEEK SURESHBHAI MAHESHWARI MANAGMENTTRAINEE SOMANY CERAMIC LIMITED
NAME EMPLOYED WITH
MOHITKUMAR PRAVINCHANDRA THAKKAR ASSISTANT ENGINEER,GOVERNMENT OF GUJARAT,VADODARA
PAVIT BHAVESHKUMAR SHAH LECTURER,LDRP INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH,GANDHINAGAR
SANTOSH DHIRAJLAL BARAIYA ASST. PROFESSOR,AHMEDABAD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY,AHMEDABAD
NAME EMPLOYED WITH
ANKIT MAHENDRAKUMAR PANCHAL ASSISTANT MANAGER PANDIT DEENDAYAL PETROLEUM UNIVERSITY
DARSHAK SHAH QUANT FACULTY,TIME INSTITUTE
GAJANAN MANOHARRAO SWAMI JUNIOR ENGINEER,MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OF GREATER MUMBAI
GOURAV THAKUR HVAC ENGINEER,PDA
VIVEK JAYANTBHAI PATHAK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR MARWADI EDUCATION FOUNDATION GROUP OF INSTITUTIONS, MARWADI EDUCATION
ZUBER YUNUS PATEL ASSISTANT MANAGER L&T HEAVY ENGINEERING
NAME EMPLOYED WITH
BHAVESH PATEL ADANI INSTITUTE
RANA HARIKRISHNASINH G. LECTURER, LDRP INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY & RESEARCH
TEJANI GHANSHYAM ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY, GSFC UNIVERSITY, GUJARAT, INDIA
NAME EMPLOYED WITH
KUSH MEHTA ASSISTANT PROFESSOR PDEU
JAY VORA ASSISTANT PROFESSOR PDEU
GARLAPATI NAGABABU ASSISTANT PROFESSOR PDEU
JAYDEEP PATEL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR PDEU

 

 

Chapters

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

ASME student Section of PDEU is active since 2012 conducting various events for the benefit of the members as well as others. We organise activities such as workshops, expert lectures and industrial visits.

  • Currently we are having a community with around 12 active members.
  • Previous activity
    • ASME has organized an expert talk on Product Design and its current industrial implementations on Wednesday, 30st August 2017. It was be delivered by Prof. Praveen Nahar, Senior Faculty, Faculty of Industrial Design, at National Institute of Design (NID). The students, from 4th year mechanical engineering, participated in the session, understanding another subdomain in the mechanical engineering spectrum. It developed a whole new perspective to think about products rather than its engineering aspects. It was an august gathering and the audience gained a lot from an eminent professor

  • Upcoming activity
    • Expert lecture -
      It will be organised on 28th January by kalyani kumar. He will be throwing light on “personality development and soft skills”.
    • Workshop -
      It will be conducted in second week of March. It will be regarding the “Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in Ansys software”. Professional from a private CAD institute will teach the same.

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Student Start-up & Innovation Policy

The Student Start-up & Innovation Policy, is an initiative by Education Dept., Govt. of Gujarat, with an aim to ensure that the students across all the educational institutes of Gujarat get a conductive environment to solve problems and create ideas and opportunities. The policy addresses the need of creating a strong pipeline of innovations out of research and allied efforts across institutes, helping students convert ideas into opportunities, which can be latter supported as start-ups through various existing institutional mechanisms. The Innovation & Pre-Incubation scheme, provides support for creation of support systems for student innovations and early stage students start-ups across the education sector of Gujarat. The scheme provisions funding support for capacity building initiatives, fund initiatives for sensitisation of students regarding innovation and entrepreneurship, prototyping of innovative ideas, IPR and allied efforts.

PDEU has been sanctioned grant-in-aid of Rs. 1 Crore under the Student Start-up & Innovation Policy from Education Dept., Govt. of Gujarat for the period of 05 years.

Key Achievements:

  • Established as a Section 8 company
  • Recognized as Nodal Institute by Govt. of Gujarat
  • In principle approval received for Technology Business Incubator by NSTEDB, Govt. of India
  • Recognized as Start-up India Incubator by DIPP, Govt. of India
  • Approved by Student Startup & Innovation Policy by Higher Education Department, Government of Gujarat
  • 21 Incubatees
  • 60+ Entrepreneurship Awareness Events, Boot Camps, Innovation Expeditions
  • 600+ Applicants
  • Recognized as “Incubation Centre of the Year for Prominent IP Culture” by Intellectual Property Protection Organization (IPPO) in IP Fest 2017
  • Approved by Higher & Secondary Education Department, GoG for Student Startup & Innovation Policy (SSIP)
  • IIC Incubatee FreeCopy launched their store “Free Copy Zero” in Ahmedabad, and associated with over 200 stores across 3 cities: Ahmedabad, Mumbai & Gandhinagar
  • IIC Incubatee successfully launched their product “Saarthi” (Smart Cane Device) at Blind People’s Association Ahmedabad on Oct 12, 2017.
  • IIC Incubatee Pin-O-Pen reached its breakeven point and has started making profit. This company expanded its base to Mumbai recently.

 


ISHARE Chapter

ISHRAE’s primary objective is the advancement of the art and sciences of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration Engineering & other related Building Services. It conducts conferences, seminars, workshops and catalogue shows throughout the country with both national and international participation on the latest in terms of technologies, systems and services.

ISHRAE publications strive to help its members keep up to date with the happenings, learn new techniques, improve old designs and adopt the use of new devices to improve indoor air quality in our buildings. The ISHRAE standards, the guide books, the fundamentals booklets, the HVAC, refrigeration and ventilation handbooks and the ISHRAE Journal are a few such initiatives.

ISHRAE students chapters in more than 150 engineering colleges is promoting careers in the HVAC&R industry amongst the students through seminars, quizzes, plant and site visits.

About ISHARE – PDEU Student Chapter
ISHRAE – PDEU Student chapter was installed on 18th April, 2014. This chapter has been working under ISHRAE Ahmedabad chapter and Pandit Deendayal Energy University. Various activities like expert lecture, industrial visits, workshop, competitions, etc have been conducted under this chapter. The students of this chapter are exposed to the various HVAC industries to explore the research gap needed to be resolved through industrial visits. The number of students of department is taking benefits of various activities under this chapter. Every year, the student committee of this chapter is re-formed. The students involved in the committee learn the role of leader, treasurer and executer.

 


Inaugration of IIW-PDEU Student Chapter

Activities Organized Till Now

The inauguration of the Student Chapter of Indian Institute of Welding (IIW-India) for Pandit Deendayal Energy University, School of Technology, and Department of Mechanical Engineering was held on 19th January 2018. The chief dignitary of the day was Padma Shri, Professor Chaitanyamoy Ganguly, Distinguished Professor, Department of Nuclear Energy. Prof. T.P Singh, Director School of Technology (SOT) also addressed PDEU and IIW for the inauguration of Student Chapter.

The ceremony commenced with a welcoming as well as felicitating of all dignitaries which was then followed by the ceremonious lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries. Prayer of Saraswati Vandana was recited for the event to be enhanced as prayerful ambience.

Then it was then followed by Prof. Vishvesh Badheka, Head of Department, Mechanical Engineering Department, SOT, PDEU addressing along with the student body, with an elaborative and effective presentation and managing it in a memorable and successful event.

The dignitaries present from IIW-India were Mr Deepak Acharya, Chief Operation Officer (COO), INOXCVA and Chairman of IIW-Baroda Branch. Other dignitaries were IIW Baroda Branch, Mr R R Vishwakarma, Mr B S Kandpal and Mr R R Chari graced the occasion with their valuable presence.

The Chief Guest Prof. Ganguly delivered a speech on the importance of welding in Energy Sector for field of research and application based on his experience dealing with the welding metallurgy as well as the latest welding testing methodology.

Prof. T.P Singh and Mr. Deepak Acharya delivered a motivational speech to the students encouraging their interest in the field of Welding by favourable activities to be carried out among the student members at Industry-Oriented level for their Hands-on-experience to be more practical and knowledgeable relating it with their theoretical concepts. IIW-Baroda Branch dignitaries Prof. S.K Agarwal, Founding Chairman IIW Baroda Branch, Mr R R Vishwakarma and Mr R R Chari also shared and motivated the student members with the interaction and by inaugurating the student chapter.

All other Industrialist dignitaries from Mr. B S Kandpal,GM Veritas, Mr. Virmal Thanki from Thanki engineering, Mr. Parag Panchal, Fronius, Mr. Kamlesh Barot, Production Head, Kalpataru Power Transmission,Mr Ranjal Belani from BHEL, Chennai shared their industrial experience correlating with the welding technology challenges faced in day to day life. They also answered many student member queries regarding the research based on welding technology.

With 30 Student members from Final year 14 studnets, Pre Final year 15 students and Second year 1 student of Mechanical Department showed their interest and support by their presence and interaction with all dignitaries present.

The student formation of IIW-PDEU chapter comprised of designated members as tabulated :-

No. Name of the Member Designation Contact Details
1. Dr. VISHVESH BADHEKA (FACULTY) CHAIRMAN 9824025256
2. AKSHAY NAIR SECRETARY 9724566723
3. ANMOL BHOJANI TREASURER 8320609245
4. PARTH DASADIYA EXE. COMMITTEE 8469194097
5. POOJAN VORA EXE. COMMITTEE 9265175814
6. BHARGAVI KOROT EXE. COMMITTEE 9427260006

 

The inaugural ceremony came to an end with Vote of Thanks by Akshay Nair, Secretary IIW-PDEU Student Chapter, PDEU University, Gandhinagar. He thanked the dignitaries for sparing their valuable precious time and gracing the occasion by their presence. He also thanked the students, HODs and faculty members who left no stone unturned to make the inauguration of IIW-PDEU Student chapter.

 


MECHINERZO

The “MECHINERZO”, a forum for the students and faculties of the Mechanical & Industrial Engineering department established to organize and launch various technical programs/ activities to sharpen their professional and academics skills, and recognize personal lives, while engaging in activities with a societal relevance.

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Society Activities


Shell Eco-Marathon

Shell Eco-marathon is a unique global programme, for science, technology, and engineering students to design and build ultra-energy-efficient cars, and then take them out on the track in competition. Since 1985, the competition has challenged student teams across the globe to design, build and drive the most energy-efficient cars which have resulted in students coming up with an entirely new breed of ‘Hyper-Efficient’ cars. It is one of the world’s leading energy efficiency competitions which takes place in three different continents of the world namely, Asia, America, and Europe.

The Shell Eco-Marathon Challenger events are held in 7 countries of the Eurasian continent which include India, China, Brazil, South Africa, Turkey, France, and The Netherlands.

India has hosted the competition twice. In 2018, the competition was held at the Madras Motor Race Track in Chennai and in 2019, for the first time ever globally, the competition was held on a Shell site at the Shell Technology Centre at Bangalore on a purpose-built track.


Team Kaizen

Team Kaizen from PDEU has been consistently participating in the Shell Eco-Marathon competition from the year 2015. The team has come a long way in building their prototype vehicles and improvising upon it year after year.

This year, the team participated in the #MakeTheFuture Challenger event held under the flagship of the Shell Eco-Marathon in Bangalore from 19th to 22nd November 2019 and drove their prototype on the first-ever purpose-built track by Shell at Shell Technology Centre.

Team Kaizen with their prototype car ‘Nakshatra’ ranked 2nd amongst teams from all over India by achieving an efficiency of 198.4 km/kWh in the Battery-Electric Prototype category.

The team comprises of 29 undergraduate students from Mechanical as well as Electrical engineering discipline, who have worked endlessly in designing, manufacturing and testing the battery-electric prototype vehicle, finally giving it an amazing aesthetic aerodynamic design, reducing its weight, enhancing its electrical circuitry sophistication and adding kilometres in their efficiency parameters.

The team works under the zealous and indispensable guidance of Dr. Amit V. Sant and Dr. Pankaj Sahlot.

For more information visit:www.teamkaizenindia.com
And follow on https:www.instagram.com/teamkaizenindia/


Team Kaizen 2020
Sr. No. Roll. No. Name Department Worked
117BME088Rutvik GhiyaDesign
217BME085Piyush RathiVehicle Dynamics and Analysis
317BEE043Dhwanil ModyPowertrain & BMS
417BEE066Piyush BansalMotor & Motor Controller Department
516BME112Sumit SinghBrakes and Wheels
616BEE075Krushnesh PatelMotor & Motor Controller Department
717BME044Maanvendra SinghSteering
817BEE076Ritik SharmaSensors & Data Acquisition
917BEE094Dhruvkumar ThakkarSensors & Data Acquisition
1017BEE031Karan DoshiMotor & Motor Controller Department
1117BEE048Ojaswini SharmaMotor & Motor Controller Department
1218BME028Harshil PancholiBrakes and Wheels
1318BME066Neh PandyaBrakes and Wheels
1418BME055Mihir RavalSteering
1518BME059Mirang DabhiVehicle Dynamics and Analysis
1618BEE079Priyanshi ButaniPowertrain & BMS
1718BEE092SakshiMotor & Motor Controller Department
1818BEE073Pranav PushkarMotor & Motor Controller Department
1918BEE104Trisha H ParekhMotor & Motor Controller Department
2018ICT068Mili MehtaMotor & Motor Controller Department
2118BEE002Abhishek Rawal Sensors & Data Acquisition
2219BME081Neel PatelSteering
2319BME032Harsh SharmaDesign
2419BEE091Vivek Singh Sensors & Data Acquisition
2519BEE041Kunal JhaPowertrain & BMS
2619BEE057Raghav SodaniSponsorship
2719BEE002AchyutSponsorship
2819BCP083Mustafa AfricawalaSponsorship
2919BEE059Dhruv RibbonwalaSponsorship

Vehicle Information
Sr. No. Type Details
1NameNakshatra
2CategoryBattery Electric
3Total Weight48 kg
4Body MaterialCarbon fiber
5Drag Coefficient0.0456
6SteeringAckermann Geometry
7Tire’s CRR0.004-0.005

Performance
Sr. No. Event Result
1Shell Eco-Marathon India 2019Cleared Technical Inspection;
Efficiency: 198.4 km/kWh
2nd in India
2Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2019Cleared Technical Inspection;
Efficiency: 122.8 km/kWh
12th in Asia and 3rd in India
3Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2017Cleared Technical Inspection;
Efficiency: 81 km/kWh
16th in Asia and 2nd in India




M BAJA

M-BAJA is an intercollegiate design competition started in 2007 sponsored by Mahindra & Mahindra and SAEINDIA and hosted by NATRiP, Indore and IIT Ropar. The main objective of the BAJASAEINDIA is to make engineering students’ design and fabricate a prototype of a rugged single seated off-road vehicle intended for sale to a non-professional, weekend off-road enthusiast considering the terrain across INDIA. The evaluation process for the BAJA SAEINDIA is a twofold process and students have to clear the Virtual Baja preliminary round before they start manufacturing their buggy’s for the main events.

The teams are judged on six main parameters in the Virtual BAJA event which are – their knowledge of the rule book, the design of the vehicle, the project plan, the design methodology and the design evaluation plan.

The evaluation process in the main event is a different ball game altogether and the students finally got to showcase their finished buggy’s to the judges. In the static tests the buggy’s are evaluation on various factors such as cost, aesthetics and the quality of the fabrication. There are also many dynamic tests such as acceleration. Braking, maneuverability over all terrain and a hill climb test. But none of these tests are more gruelling than the endurance race where the drivers and buggy’s are pushed to their limits till a winner emerges.

Team CZAR
The team has been participating in the competition since the past six years and was the first team from Gujarat to break into Top 10 teams in the nation, which was then followed by the team being ranked 1st in the Virtual BAJA from amongst 400 teams from around the nation the past season. The team participated in the event for the seventh time this year, and their buggy was named as the CZR04. A total of 22 students took part in the team and worked for a year to design, manufacture and test the ATV under the mentorship of Mr. Rahul Deharkar and Dr. Vivek Patel.

The team was able to compete in all the dynamic events which resulted in the team finishing 3rd in Gujarat, 16th in the Suspension and Traction event, 18th in Rock Crawl event and 46th Overall in the nation from amongst 120 teams present at the event. Also, the team secured 25th position in the cost presentation.

Team Information
Sr. No. Roll. No. Name Department Worked
1 16BME021 Devam Patel Design
2 16BME085 Rohit Iyer Analysis
3 16BME055 Neemish Tejaswi Analysis
4 16BME038 Raj Jobanputra Powertrain
5 16BME039 Maulik Kanakhara Brakes
6 16BME041 Kirtesh Patel Suspension
7 16BME036 Urjit Hudka Suspension
8 16BME145 Sachin Shah Powertrain
9 16BME078 Donald Rachhadiya Steering
10 16BIE010 Arrown Dalsaniya Steering
11 17BCP006 Apoorva Panchal Analysis
12 17BME022 Dev Shah Design
13 17BME069 Harshit Patel Powertrain
14 17BME095 Hrithik Shah Brakes
15 17BME090 Jeetsinh Sarvaiya Suspension
16 16BME029 Mihir Fofaria Steering
17 17BME058 Pallav Gupta Suspension
18 17BME077 Parth Patel Powertrain
19 16BME076 Pratik Shah Powertrain
20 17BME105 Sopan Kane Steering
21 17BME089 Samarth Acharya Analysis
22 16BME080 Raj Bhalodiya Design

 

Vehicle Information
Sr. No. Type Details
1 Roll Cage Made from AISI 4130
2 Suspension Fox Air Shock absorbers used
3 Steering Ackerman Geometry with custom rack and pinion
4 Wheels 23 X 7 X 10 inches with 56mm offset
5 Power Train CVTech CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission)
6 Engine Briggs & Stratton Engine
7 ATV Dimensions 80 X 56 X 60 (L X B X H)

 

Event Information
Sr. No. Type Details & Ranking
1 Virtual Cleared with AIR 1
2 Technical Inspection Cleared
3 Dynamic event Cleared
4 Static event Cleared
5 Endurance Cleared

 

 


E BAJA

E-BAJA is an intercollegiate design competition. Team of 25 students need to design and build electric powered ATV that has Traction motor of 48V with fully automatic transmission having gear ratio of 12 and 160 Ah of battery pack. Considering the vision and road-map of automobile 2020, eBAJA SAEINDIA is a step ahead in gradual liberalization of the automobile sector in India. It is the strong approach towards shaping the future direction of auto industry so as to promote and achieve sustainable growth. This was a new initiative introduced in 2014 on the counsel of former President of India, APJ Abdul Kalam, in order to promote greener mobility. All entries in this category run on rechargeable lithium ion batteries. While there isn’t any specification on where students must source their powertrains from for this competition, most teams usually use a Mahindra Reva (now Mahindra Electric) engine for their cars. eBAJA is amongst the most significant inventive in India. It is the first of its kind competition throughout the world. Taking up the initiative Mahindra Reva is providing strong upfront and proactive support to all teams in means of providing power train kits and onsite technical assistance. They will provide the kit to the teams with some subsidized rates.

Team Sovereign
PDEU participated in the E BAJA event for the second time in year 2019. This team was comprised of mechanical and electrical undergraduate students. A total of 24 students took part in the team and worked for a year to design, manufacture and test the electrical ATV. Mr Rahul Deharkar and Mr. Ravi Botta were the advisors for the team.

Team Information
Sr. No. Roll. No. Name Department Worked
1 15BEE081 Shishir Raghava Powertrain
2 15BME051 Bhargavi Korot Brakes
3 15BME096 Sanket Patel Design & Analysis
4 15BME080 Jalp Patel Suspension
5 16BEE096 Saptarshi Pan Electrical & Electronics
6 16BEE106 Vaikunth Patel Powertrain
7 16BEE108 Vedant Shetty Electrical & Electronics
8 16BEE016 Tarun Chopra Powertrain
9 16BIE018 Karan Shah Steering
10 16BIE036 Sunny Prajapati Brakes
11 16BME134 Ishaan Patwari Design & Analysis
12 16BME137 Nikhil Paravila Suspension
13 16BME135 Kirtipalsinh Parmar Design & Analysis
14 16BME142 Viraj Purohit Suspension
15 16BME117 Jitarth Trivedi Steering
16 17BME042 Mann Shah Suspension
17 17BME013 Raj Chokshi Design & Analysis
18 17BME040 Pritesh Kiri Steering
19 17BME099 Vrund Shah Suspension
20 17BME051 Mohit Patel Brakes
21 17BME032 Hetul Shah Steering
22 17BME031 Harshit Jobanputra Design & Analysis
23 17BEE031 Karan Doshi Electrical & Electronics
24 17BEE005 Ankit Bandyopadhyay Electrical & Electronics

 

Vehicle Information
Sr. No. Type Details
1 Roll Cage Made from AISI 4130, Total weight: 230 kgs
2 Suspension Customised progressive stiffness spring dampers
3 Steering Ackerman Geometry with Rack and Pinion Arrangement
4 Wheels 23 X 7 X 10 inches with 56mm offset
5 Power Train Tractive System coupled with Motor Controller and 48V DC Battery
6 Engine BLDC Motor with inbuilt gearbox
7 ATV Dimensions 85 X 55 X 57 inches (length, width, and height resp.)

 

Event Information
Sr. No. Type Details & Ranking
1 Overall AIR 12th
2 Design Evaluation AIR 3rd
3 Virtual AIR 9th
4 Technical Inspection Cleared
5 Endurance AIR 12th

 

 

Events


Event Name: Two day’s Seminar on “Thermal Systems Design and Applications”, March 15-16, 2019

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Event Name: Recent advances in Modern Manufacturing Processes (RAMMP), 7-8 Feb 2019

Report on RAMMP 2019


 

Event Name: M BAJA 2019

Faculty Advisor : Dr. Vivek Patel and Mr. Rahul Deharkar
Team CZAR Report


 

Event Name: E BAJA 2019

Faculty Advisor : Mr. Rahul Deharkar and Mr. Ravi Botta
Team Sovereign Report


 

Event Name: Workshop on Vehicle Dynamics (Basics)

Student Chapter : SAE Students’ Chapter
Date : 3/12/2016 to 4/12/2016
Organizer’s name :Mr. Krunal Mehta
Expert :Mr. Tushar Joshi, a representative from M/s Monkfox, Bangalore

About The Event -
Initially students were given a theoretical understanding of the various components of an automobile, their working and their role in vehicle mobility. Hands-on demo on ‘Engine Simulation’ software was also provided during the workshop. The topics covered during the workshop are listed below:

  • Introduction to ‘Vehicle Dynamics’
  • Tyre Dynamics
  • Acceleration Performance
  • Braking Performance
  • Suspension and Steering Systems.

 

Event Name: Winter Short Term Training Program-2016

Siemens Center of Excellence
Date : 19/12/2016 to 30/12/2016
Organizer’s name :Dr. Vimal Savsani, Nodal Officer, Mr. Jaydeep Patel, Mechanical Course Coordinator, Dr. Amit Sant, Electrical Course Coordinator
Expert :Mr. Tushar Joshi, a representative from M/s Monkfox, Bangalore

About The Event -
In winter 2016, Siemens CoE-PDEU arranged the short term training program for the other college students, academicians and industry professionals for their skill development in specific domain from 19th December to 30th December, 2016. They have trained 83 trainees under these program which have been participated by different college students and faculties. The different courses those were conducted during the training are: Basics of CNC Programming and CIM Laboratory, Essentials for NX Designers, Low Voltage Switch Gear, Basics of PLC, Intermediate For NX Designers, Basics course on AC-DC drives.

Achievement -

  • Review research article of Dr. Kush Mehta and Dr. Vishvesh Badheka titled “A Review on Dissimilar Friction Stir Welding of Copper to Aluminum: Process, Properties, and Variants” is in the list of Most read articles of journal “Materials and Manufacturing Processes”. Editor in chief has selected this article as Free Access article, considering its great impact. Refer link: https://www.tandfonline.com/action/showMostReadArticles?journalCode=lmmp20
  • Dr. Kush Mehta, faculty of Mechanical Engineering Department, has obtained his doctorate degree (PhD) in January 2017 from School of Technology (SOT), Pandit Deendayal Energy University (PDEU), Gandhinagar.
  • Mr. Jaykumar Vora received the best paper award at the Young professional seminar organized by IIW (Indian institute of welding) at Ahmedabad on 1st October. The seminar included papers from industries and universities such as L&T, IGCAR, IPR and IIT Gandhinagar. The Paper was adjudged the best paper across all sessions.

 

Event Name and Date: Guest lecture under MECHINERZO on 13th may 2016 on Recent advances in control biped robots

Organizer’s name-Mr. Jaydeep Patel
Expert-Dr. Harshal Oza, Professor- Ahmedabad University

About The Event -
The event Titled “Recent advances in control biped robots” was all about bringing attendees information on the state of the art related to the Advances in robotics engineering. Robotics is a multi-disciplinary area attracting interest from various branches of science such as electrical, mechanical, computer science engineering and bio-medical sciences. The talk will cover basic concepts of control systems engineering and attempt to show its application to robotics. Joint space and the so-called task space control of robots will be discussed where simulation of a walking biped robot will be presented as an example. Biped robotics as a test bed for advanced control will also be briefly discussed.


 

Event Name and Date: Guest lecture under ISHRAE on 11th August 2016 on "Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems for Pharmaceutical Industries"

Organizer’s name- Dr. Jatin Patel
Expert- Mr. Sanjay Adhvaryu (President - ISHRAE Ahmedabad Chapter)

About The Event -
There was a expert lecture on "Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems for Pharmaceutical Industries" by Mr. Sanjay Adhvaryu. The lecture presented was about necessity and importance of HVAC in Pharmaceutical Industries. Also presented about AHU (Air Handling Unit) and various sized filters such as HEPA Filters which can fine particles upto 10 microns. The lecture was attended by the B.Tech 3rd year students and M.Tech 1st year students of Mechanical Department.


 

Event Name: Workshop on “INNOVATIONS IN RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT”

Date: 16/03/2017 to 18/03/2017
Organizer’s name: Dr. Anurag Mudgal and Dr. Jatin Patel

About the Event -
The overall aim of the workshop was to provide an opportunity to initiate and facilitate knowledge transfer between various stakeholders like entrepreneurs, R&D and technical organizations, scientists, academicians and researchers in the field of renewable energy. In addition, the focus was to identify opportunities to strengthen enterprise development and, through a collaborative program, assist in the improvement of regulations, access to finance, facilitation of technology, business model delivery on innovative approaches, and enhancement of skills of energy access entrepreneurs. The key objectives of the workshop were to

  • Share the worldwide experience in the Renewable Energy Technologies with special focus on India
  • Foster more cooperation among all participants and agencies working in this area

The workshop had in attendance, 52 participants from various organizations Gujarat, representing a diverse spectrum of functions, sectors and capacities


 

Event Name: Workshop on Non Destructive Testing: Basics & Training

Date : 24/03/2017 to 25/03/2017
Organizer’s name : Dr. Vivek V. Patel, Dr. Amit Sant, Electrical Course Coordinator
Expert : Mr. Tushar Joshi, a representative from M/s Monkfox, Bangalore.

About the Event -
During 24-25/03/2017, 2-days Non Destructive testing workshop was held by the Mechanical Engineering Department of PDEU. It was organized by Dr. Vivek V. Patel, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Department, PDEU. It was a workshop for the second year students of mechanical department, PDEU. The workshop started at 10:00 a.m. on March 24, 2017. In the beginning of the workshop, a lecture to briefly teach the students about the theoretical knowledge and practical applications of NDT was held. It was taken by Mr. Nilesh Dabgar. It was a very interactive and informative session. Total students participated in this workshop was of 100 and all of them from the 4th semester.


 

Event Name: Expert talk on “Fuel Cell Systems”

Student chapter : MECHINARZO
Date : 21/02/2017
Organizer’s name : Dr. Nishit Desai
Expert name : Dr. Atul Bhargav, IIT Gandhinagar

About the Event -
An expert talk on “Fuel Cell Systems” was conducted on 21.02.2017 at E- 302 as a part of MECHINARZO Student Chapter. The talk was attended by sixty B.Tech., M.Tech and Ph.D students from Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Technology, PDEU. Prof. Atul Bhargav, a distinguish speaker from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT-Gandhinagar, had delivered the talk and discussed principle of fuel cell, applications of fuel cell for power generation, cogeneration, electrical vehicle. Further, he has discussed about various research areas and activities in which his department is involved and concluded with the opportunities for PDEU students to work with IIT-Gandhinagar. Finally, with knowledge networking session the workshop was ended. The glimpse of the talk are shown in photographs as following


 

Event Name: Workshop on ANSYS and FEAST

Student chapter : ASME
Date : 28/01/2017 and 29/01/2017
Organizer’s name : Dr. Pavan Gurrala
Expert : R_CAD Solutions, Ahmedabad

About the Event -
The main aim of the workshop was to introduce the audience to two widely used solid analysis packages in the industry, ANSYS and FEAST, and to explain how industries make use of these softwares. The event was organized on 28th and 29th January, 2017 from 9am to 6pm. There was a participation of around 40 students from mechanical and industrial engineering departments. The workshop was conducted by R_CAD Solutions, Ahmedabad, a reputed training institute delivers Training and Services of industrial Design Software for CAD-CAM-CAE on advanced automated design softwares. The event commenced by introduction to ANSYS, an analysis software which enables people to solve complex structural, thermal, and fluid engineering problems and make better, faster design decisions. As it progressed, the students were familiarized with the GUI and introduced to ANSYS workbench. An example of iron hook was taken to work upon for the class. Dynamic problems were also solved during the workshop. Further, the significance and effects of mesh size on the results were discussed. Thermal analysis was also a part of this workshop. Students were given hands on experience on the software thereby giving them a taste of how it feels in the industry. Finally, students were introduced to another software, FEAST(Finite Element Analysis of Structures), which is ISRO's structural analysis software based on Finite Element Method (FEM) realized by Structural Engineering Entity of Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC).


 

Event Name: Expert lecture on Micro Electro Mechanical System

Student chapter : ASME
Date : 21/02/2017
Organizer’s name : Dr. Pavan Gurrala
Expert : Dr Niti Nipun Sharma, Professor and Director, School of Automobile, Mechanical & Mechatronics, Manipal University, Jaipur

About the Event -
The main aim of the workshop was to introduce the 4th year mechanical engineering students to the basics of MEMS which is a growing discipline and is not taught as a part of the regular course curriculum. The lecture was taken by Dr Niti Nipun Sharma a Professor and Director School of Automobile, Mechanical & Mechatronics, in Faculty of Engineering at Manipal University Jaipur. He is an expert in the field of MEMS. With over 30 papers in the field and international tie-up’s with leaders in the research discipline of MEMS. Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems, or MEMS, is a technology that in its most general form can be defined as miniaturized mechanical and electro-mechanical elements (i.e., devices and structures) that are made using the techniques of microfabrication. The critical physical dimensions of MEMS devices can vary from well below one micron on the lower end of the dimensional spectrum, all the way to several millimeters. The event commenced by on time at 10:30 am. Dr. N. N. Sharma started off with introducing the topic to the audience as they were unaware about it. The discussion started with what range of dimensions does MEMS deal with. The discussion furthered with the inquisitiveness from the audience about why militarization of components is needed. It was explicitly explained by a series of examples like the small acceleration sensors in cars used for airbag actuation. Then the need for dimension reduction was explained. The discussion furthered with sir explaining the research aspect of MEMS and its applicability in the biomedical field. An amazing example of cancer cell separator was also shared with the audience. At the end a video about facilities producing MEMS components was shared to better explain the lectures point. The students, from 4th year mechanical engineering, participated in the session, understanding another sub domain in the mechanical engineering spectrum. The students got to know things out of scope of a bachelor’s degree. It was an august gathering and the audience gained a lot from the imminent professor


 

Event Name : Expert Lecture on “Industrial Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems”

Date : 10/04/2017
Expert name : Mr. Nitin Sapre, Senior Manager, Bosch Rexroth, Sanand,
Ms. Chittrangi Bhatt, Engineer, Bosch Rexroth, Sanand Organizer’s name : Dr. Anurag Mudgal and Dr. Jatin Patel

About the Event -
As a part of Industrial Orientation Programme, a technical lecture was conducted by experts from Bosch Rexroth, Sanand on Hydraulic and Pneumatic systems and their applications in industries on 10th April 2017. Mr. Nitin Sapre commenced his lecture on pneumatic systems by giving brief introduction about the working principles of the major components of system. His lecture covered learning topics like manual/pneumatic valves, followed by electric valves and the use of a PLC in a control circuit or in a pneumatic handling system. A detailed explanation of control systems of pneumatic valves, circuit diagrams and their operations was given. Technical difference between pneumatic and hydraulic system explained with perspective from industrial application with working parameters and technical numbers was great and it gave idea of industrial environment and industries which work on accuracy and not on precision. There was also discussion on Industry 4.0 model which is widely used model and how it is different from other model and its advantages. Post lunch Ms. Chittrangi Bhatt took over the session and started with basics of hydraulic systems. She further explained the importance of device sets with industrial standard components used on the hydraulic workstations which are the same ones, which students will find later in their careers in plant and machinery. The training systems cover the following industrial topics: manual operated hydraulic, electro-hydraulics, proportional and closed loop technology. Later learning topics such as manual switching valve technology, electric switching valves or on/off valve technology were covered along with their circuit diagrams. Lecture was well presented as it gave basic idea and essential starter for mechanical engineering students.

 

Vision

To be recognized globally for excellence in education, applied research and training in the field of Mechanical Engineering through innovation of high Social impact and to prepare youth for tomorrow.

Mission

    1. To impart excellent education to build capacity of students and enhancing their skills in the domain of energy and engineering to make them globally competitive.
    2. Seek to nurture students of extraordinary motivation and ability and prepare them for life-long learning and leadership in an increasingly knowledge driven world.
    3. To develop state of art research facility and centre of excellence to provide environment for collaborative research and skill development.
    4. To establish association with industry, academic institutes and research centres for collaborative research and consultancy work.
    5. To impart excellent education through fundamental knowledge, research and technologies

Mission Element Mission Component
M1 Globally Competitive (energy and engineering)
M2 Life-long Learning
M3 Skill Development
M4 Industry-Institute Interaction
M5 Excellent Education

 

Campus Recruitment

  • Cairn India
  • E Y
  • ESSAR
  • GACL
  • GIFT City
  • GNFC
  • Gujarat Gas
  • Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd.
  • Infosys
  • L&T
  • L&T IES
  • Nauvata Engineering
  • Quanta Process
  • Reliance Industries Ltd.
  • Shell
  • Tata power
  • Toyo Engineering India Ltd

 

 

INDUSTRY ORIENTATION

Industrial visit

As a part of better exposure to industry practices we recommend our students to visit reputed organizations and interact with people to understand the real world problems and prepare themselves accordingly. Students of 4th semester visit different industries and get a better outlook of the practical scenario of the subjects taught to them in classroom. Industries like Bosch Rexroth, Johnson Controls-Hitachi, Kalpataru Power Transmission, Flowchem Industries and many more are visited every year.



Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd., GANDHINAGAR.

Industrial visit was carried on 11/02/2018 (Saturday) which was organised under PDEU IIW student chapter at Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited, Gandhinagar. Around 20 students participated in the visit. The whole visit was guided by Mr. Kamlesh Barot (Production Head, KPTL). Our chairman Dr Vishvesh Badheka also accompanied us.

Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited (KPTL) is amongst the largest players firmly entrenched in the global power transmission and infrastructure.It footprints in over 40 countries, executing marquee project that deliver complete solutions covering design, testing, fabrication, erection and construction of transmission lines, oil and gas infrastructure and railways projects .The Company has an annual production capacity of over 180,000 MT of transmission towers at its three state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in India and an ultra-modern tower testing facility, making it amongst the global largest power transmission EPC Company. KPTL’s wide reach and presence includes international geographies like Africa, CIS countries, the Middle East, SAARC, Asia-Pacific and the Americas.

The visit comprised of students visiting the plate section and the angle section .The students were introduced to many industrial machines like CNC,VMC ,the operations like drilling ,punching ,stamping and their applications in making components for the power transmission line .28 grades of mild steel are used in the industry. Cutting operation is performed on plates by plasma cutting machine. In plate section there is a punching section in which holes of particular dimensions are punched on plates. There are CNC as well as PLC manual punching machines which are used for punching plates. According to customers demand drilling is also performed on some plates.

Bending is performed according to design by bending machine. On time checking of bending angle is done by workers through visual inspection. In inspection section all dimensions and quality of final components are checked by manual measuring. If there is any repairable defect then it is moved to weld zone or punching zone.After inspection the plates are galvanized in a separate section where the plates are immersed in a bath for a certain time depending upon the amount of thickness of the layer which is required.

It is rightly said that “See & know’ is better than ‘read & learn’. Students have got real feel of company’s working after this visit. They got a chance to transfer their theoretical knowledge to practical implication. The 2.5 hrs long visit was very fruitful for the students as it exposed them to a lot of industrial learning. This will even help students to understand subject matter clearly in future.

All Student members would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the company for permission and support they gave to make our visit a success with accomplishment of objective and our Head of Department as well as Chairman (IIW-PDEU) Prof. Vishvesh Badheka for arranging this visit for student members.



  • To expose students to various operations of oil and gas industry for enhancing their understanding about application of science and engineering principles studied in first two years of B. Tech programme.
  • To develop students’ understating about oil and gas industry operations to facilitate their academic and research learning for the 3rd and 4th year B. Tech programme.
  • To create border understanding of oil and gas value chain.
  • To expose students to upstream, midstream and downstream operations of oil and gas sector.

 

Civic & Social Service Internship (CSSI)/Rural Internship

As per the directive of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, a Technical program should comprise of at least 20% courses on Humanities and Management. For better execution of policies during one’s professional career, a technocrat is required to come to terms with the realities of life. The importance of civic and social responsibility is paramount to the success of democracy and promotion of dignified living. By engaging in civic responsibility, citizens ensure and uphold certain democratic values written in the Constitution. Those values or duties include justice, freedom, equality, diversity, authority, privacy, participation, truth, patriotism, human rights, rule of law, tolerance, mutual assistance, self-restraint and self-respect. School of Technology, under the aegis of Pandit Deendayal Energy University, established by a special act of Assembly (2007), has introduced Civic and Social Service Internship as a training requirement integral to B.Tech. Program for first year students. It is conceptualized as a platform for pre-planned, organized, structured, supervised off-campus experiences with an academic context.

Associating oneself in understanding issues of civic amenities, societal grievances and models of providing succour to needy and unprivileged, one comprehends meaning of life and living. By getting their hands dirty and actually doing work, students experience the value and impact of giving to people and learn to be productive members of society.

Importance

Volunteering is a form of civic responsibility which involves giving of time or labour without the expectation of compensation in any form. Many people volunteer through NGOs in several ways. Volunteering allows students the opportunity to share their skills and talents as well as to learn new skills while helping those in need of assistance.

Civic Education is a method to teach civic responsibility. It is a way to promote and enlighten responsible citizenry committed to democratic principles. Civic education is a means to actively engage people in the practice of democracy.

Civic and Social Responsibility is comprised of actions and attitudes associated with democratic governance and social participation. Civic responsibility can include participation in government, volunteers and memberships of voluntary associations. Actions of civic responsibility can be displayed in advocacy for various causes, such as political, economic, civil, environmental or quality of life issues.

The students are trained to plan and execute an extensive range of social services, social welfare activities, and work in health and philanthropic organizations.

Objectives of CSSI

  • To develop a holistic view of social work and social welfare in the community, with special emphasis on the role of different agencies like Govt. departments and NGOs in human services.
  • To enlighten and sensitize students on various types of problems of the people and their diversified cultural background.
  • To understand the agency as an organization, its structure, functions, activities and sources of funding.
  • To understand and make a commitment to the basic humanistic values and principles of social work practice in a secular democratic society.
  • To develop an understanding of the application of the methods of social work practice in the field.
  • To develop an understanding of the opportunities in working with diverse populations.
  • To develop the self –awareness necessary to assess one’s own values, attitudes, feelings, strengths, limitations, and interests and performance.
  • To inspire young technocrats to become change makers

 

Recent Publications


  • Rajesh Gujar ,Vinay Vakharia,”Prediction and Validation of Alternative Fillers Used in Microsurfacing Mix-Design Using Machine Learning Techniques”Construction and Building Materials”February 2019 (Article in Press)
  • Vipul K. Dave, Vinay Vakharia,andSukhjeet Singh “ Ball Bearing Fault Diagnosis Using Mutual Information and Walsh Hadamard Transform“, Life Cycle ReliabSafEng (Accepted for publications) January 2019.
  • NEIL DAVE, VINAY VAKHARIA, UDAY KAGATHARA, M B Kiran,” TEXTURE IDENTIFICATION OF MACHINED COMPONENT USING MULTILEVEL WAVELET DECOMPOSITION AND LOGISTIC REGRESSION” Proceedings of 1st International and 4th National Conference on Reliability and Safety Engineering (INCRS-2018) PDPM IIITDM Jabalpur,February 26-28, 2018 (Accepted for publications in Springer Proceedings, Feb/March 2019)
  • V.K. Dave, V. Vakharia,”Fault Diagnosis of Ball Bearing Using Walsh Hadamard Transform and Random Tree Classifier” Proceedings of 1st International and 4th National Conference on Reliability and Safety Engineering (INCRS-2018) PDPM IIITDM Jabalpur,February 26-28, 2018 (Accepted for publications in Springer Proceedings Rajesh, Feb/March 2019)
  • Thakur A.S., Joshi K., Parikh V., Vakharia V. (2019) Investigation of Musculoskeletal Disorders and Their Associated Risk Factors Among Indian Railway Coolies - A Cross-Sectional Study. In: Goonetilleke R., Karwowski W. (eds) Advances in Physical Ergonomics & Human Factors. AHFE 2018. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 789. Springer, Cham.
  • Bhalodi D Vinodbhai, Zalavadiya K Satishbhai and Pavan Kumar Gurrala, “Influence of temperature on polymer parts manufactured by fused deposition modeling process”, Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, Vol. 41, 113, 2019.
  • Ravi, P., Nagababu, G., Abhinaya Srinivas, B., Surendra Singh, K., Seemanth, M., Arun Kumar, S. V. V., Suchandra, A. B., 2019, Performance evaluation of various wave energy converters along the western side of Indian EEZ, Advances in Renewable Energies Offshore, 111-116, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, London, ISBN 978-1-138-58535-5. (Editor: GuedesSoares)
  • VK Patel, VJ Savsani, MA Twahid. Thermal System Optimization - A Population-Based Metaheuristic Approach. 2019, Springer.
  • VK Patel, BD Raja. A comparative performance evaluation of the reversed Brayton cycle operated heat pump based on thermo-ecological criteria through many and multi objective approaches. Energy Conversion and Management (Elsevier), 2019, 183, 252-265 (Impact factor: 6.377
  • Dhari Rahul, Patel NP. A methodology towards the Optimization of Fiber Reinforced Composite Symmetric Laminated plate under Ballistic Impact, Mechanics of Materials, (Status: under Review), (2019).
  • P. Sahlot and A. Arora, "Numerical model for prediction of tool wear and worn-out pin profile during frictionstir welding", Wear, 408-409 (2018), 96-107(Elsevier, SCI, IF: 2.96).
  • P. Sahlot, K. Jha, G.K. Dey and A. Arora, "Wear-induced changes in FSW tool pin profile: effect of process parameters." Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A 49, (2018): 2139-2150(Springer, SCI, IF: 1.88).
  • P. Sahlot, S. S.Nene, M. Frank, A. Arora and R. S. Mishra, “Microstructural evolution and concurrent mechanical properties of dissimilar lap joint for metallurgically immiscible Cu-Fe alloys upon friction stir welding”, Science and Technology of Welding and Joining, 24 (2018), 1-6(Taylor & Francis, SCI, IF: 1.94).
  • Vakharia, V., Pandya, S. & Patel, P. “Tool wear rate prediction using discrete wavelet transform and K-Star algorithm”Life Cycle ReliabSafEng (2018) 7: 115. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41872-018-0057-5.
  • Kaushal Joshi, Dhara Joshi, Pavan Kumar Gurrala, GirishAmlani, “Design and Manufacturing of Nasal Conformer”, Materials Science Forum, Vol. 939, 89-94 2018.
  • Kaushal Joshi, Dhara Joshi, Pavan Kumar Gurrala, GirishAmlani, “Design and Manufacturing of Nasal Conformer”, 2nd International Conference on Advanced Manufacturing and Materials (ICAMM 2018), Tokyo, Japan during June 11-13, 2018.
  • Dhrumin. P., Nagababu. G.,Nishil, R., Sohil, P., Mohak, S., and Nisarg, S., 2018, GIS-based approach for the evaluation of offshore wind power potential for Gujarat, Earth and Environmental Science, 154, 012001. doi:10.1088/1755-1315/154/1/012001
  • Nagababu, G., Ravi, P., Seemanth, M., Abhinaya Srinivas, B., Surendra Singh, K., Arun Kumar, S. V. V., Suchandra, A. B., 2018, Estimation of Technical Wave Enenrgy Potential in Excusive Economic Zone of India, ASME. International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Volume 10: Ocean Renewable Energy :V010T09A024. doi:10.1115/OMAE2018-77279.
  • VK Patel, An efficient optimization and comparative analysis of ammonia and methanol heat pipe for satellite application. Energy Conversion and Management (Elsevier), 2018, 165, 382-395 (Impact factor: 6.377)
  • VK Patel, VJ Savsani, A Mudgal. Efficiency, thrust, and fuel consumption optimization of a subsonic/sonic turbojet engine. Energy (Elsevier), 2018, 144, 992-1002 (Impact factor: 4.52)
  • BD Raja, RL Jhala, VK Patel. Thermal-hydraulic optimization of plate heat exchanger: A multi-objective approach. International Journal of Thermal Sciences (Elsevier), 2018, 124, 522-535 (Impact factor: 3.615)
  • GG Tejani, VJ Savsani, VK Patel, S Mirjalili. An improved heat transfer search algorithm for unconstrained optimization problems. Journal of Computational Design and Engineering (Elsevier), 2018, 6, 13-32
  • Pandya, Bhargav, NishantModi, Vinay Kumar, Ravi Upadhyai, and Jatin Patel. " Performance comparison and optimal parameters evaluation of solar assisted NH3–NaSCN and NH3–LiNO3 type absorption cooling system." Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (2018): 1-16 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10973-018-7561
  • Pandya, Bhargav, Vinay Kumar, Vijay Matawala, and Jatin Patel. "Thermal comparison and multi-objective optimization of single-stage aqua-ammonia absorption cooling system powered by different solar collectors." Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (2018): 1-14 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10973-018-7193-z
  • Pandya, Bhargav, Vinay Kumar, Jatin Patel, and V. K. Matawala. "Optimum Heat Source Temperature and Performance Comparison of LiCl–H2O and LiBr–H2O Type Solar Cooling System." Journal of Energy Resources Technology 140, no. 5 (2018): https://doi: 10.1115/1.4038918
  • Kumar, Vinay, Bhargav Pandya, Jatinkumar Patel, and Vijay Matawala. "Vapor absorption system powered by different solar collectors types: Cooling performance, optimization, and economic comparison." Science and Technology for the Built Environment (2018): 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1080/23744731.2018.1431479
  • VK Patel, VJ Savsani, A Mudgal. Efficiency, thrust, and fuel consumption optimization of a subsonic/sonic turbojet engine. Energy (Elsevier), 2018, 144, 992-1002 (Impact factor: 4.52)
  • Patel H, Rajai V, Das P, Charola S, Mudgal A, Maiti S. Study of Jatrophacurcas shell bio-oil-diesel blend in VCR CI engine using RSM. Renewable energy, (Elsevier), 2018 122:310-322 (Impact factor: 4.9)
  • NP Patel, DS Sharma, An analytical investigation of the best stacking sequence of a symmetric laminated composite plate weakened by a hole, Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids (2018), 1-8.
  • Patel NP, Sharma DS, Dave JM and Chauhan MM, Effects of Cut-Out Orientation and Fiber Angle on Stress Concentration in an Infinite Orthotropic Plate, International Journal for Computational Methods in Engineering Science and Mechanics, Accepted, (2018), 1-7.
  • Patel NP, Sharma DS, Dhari R, The analytical study of Stress Concentration Factor in an Infinite Plate at various Temperatures, Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering, Springer, Accepted, (2018).
  • JaykumarGadhiya, Rahul Singh Dhari, MilanpuriGoswami, Nirav Patel, Comparative Investigation of Alloy Plates against Ballistic Impact, blast, and fire loading, Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering, Springer, Accepted, (2018).
  • JaykumarGadhiya, Rahul Singh Dhari, MilanpuriGoswami, Nirav Patel, Comparative Investigation of Alloy Plates against Ballistic Impact, blast, and fire loading, International Conference on Emerging Trends in Mechanical Engineering, Ananatpur, India, 20-22 December, 2018.
  • Patel NP, Sharma DS, Dhari R, The analytical study of Stress Concentration Factor in an Infinite Plate at various Temperatures, 4th International Conference on Mechanical, Manufacturing and Plant Engineering (ICMMPE 2018), Melaka, Malaysia, 14-15 November, 2018
  • Vora Jay J. and Vishvesh J. Badheka “Advances in welding technologies for process development” to be published in 2018, by CRC press, Taylor & Francis.
  • Vora Jay J. “Insights into Flux assisted Tungsten inert gas welding process” in the book entitled “Advances in welding technologies for process development” to be published in 2018, by CRC press, Taylor & Francis.
  • Vora Jay J., Kumar Abhishek and P.L.Ramkumar “Different Approaches for optimization of Welding parameters” in the book entitled “Advances in welding technologies for process development” to be published in 2018, by CRC press, Taylor & Francis.
  • Rakesh Chaudhari, Vora Jay J., AlokeshPramanik and D.M.Parikh “Different approaches for the optimization of process parameters for Electrical Discharge Machining operation” in the book entitled “Spark Erosion Machining: MEMS to Aerospace” to be published in 2018, by CRC press, Taylor &
  • Subhash Das, Vora Jay J. and Vivek Patel “Investigations on Regulated metal deposition (RMD) Method for process development” in the book entitled “Advances in welding technologies for process development” to be published in 2018, by CRC press, Taylor & Francis.