RESEARCH-AUTO

 

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES / GROUPS

All the staff members of the department are either guiding or pursuing research work. The research findings of the staff members are regularly presented/published in national and international conferences and journals. The faculty members have presented papers in International Conferences held in countries such as U.S.A., Hong Kong, etc. and have carried out research work in Poland. The current research activities include the following areas:

  • Environment-friendly Two-stroke Engines
  • Pollution Control of Four-stroke Diesel Engines
  • Combustion and Heat transfer studies of Diesel Engines, including spray Dynamics
  • Lean Burn Engines
  • Alternative Fuels Application for Automobiles
  • Automotive Micro Electronics
  • Re-Designing of Engines
  • Vehicle System Dynamics
  • Automotive Vibration and Fatigue
  • Innovative Suspension Systems
  • CAD application for Automotive Disc Brakes Design and Heat Transfer Analysis
  • Active Suspension System
  • Acoustic Emission in Manufacturing Process
  • Two-Stroke Engine Design Modification
  • Material Handling Problems
  • Air Motion Study in Diesel Engines

 

 

 

PROJECTS (COMPLETED/ON-GOING)

S.No

Title

Duration

Funding Agencies

Remarks

1

Creation of Automotive Pollution and Control Lab

1994-1998

AICTE

Completed

Creation of Automotive Electronics Lab

1994-1998

AICTE

Completed

3

Upgradation of Pollution Control Lab

1997-2001

AICTE

Completed

Development of Kean Burn S.I. Engine

1997-Present

AICTE

On-going

 

 

FUTURE PLANS

  • Automotive Components Testing facilities
  • Development of Electronic-Controlled Fuel Injection System
  • Life-Cycle Testing for Automotive Components
  • Noise and Vibration Studies and Simulation Lab
  • Non-Destructive Testing facilities
  • Drive Cycle Simulation and Testing
  • Air Pollution and Alternative Fuels – Alcohol and Hydrogen, Agricultural waste as a fuel for Tractors, Electric / Solar-Powered Cars for city use
  • Safety and Comfort
  • Development of a Small 500 cc Car
  • Development of Special Purpose Vehicles for Defence, Agro Engineering and Physically Challenged
  • Development of Fish Cart