Mechanical 
 Engineering 

About the programme

Our Mechanical Engineering programme is designed to give students a 360-degree understanding of design, construction, and the use of machines in automobiles, electric motors, aircraft, and more. The four-year course encourages students to pursue research in a wide variety of areas, such as robotics, computer-integrated manufacturing, automation, fracture mechanics, FEM, and design optimization.

  • Semesters: 8
  • Credits: 175
  • Start date: August 1, 2020
  • Eligibility: PUC or an equivalent with a minimum 45% overall grade and 60% subject-wise grade in physics, chemistry, and mathematics.

Diploma

Students with a diploma degree can enter III semester of the programme.

  • Semesters: 6
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Eligibility: Students must earn 135 credits to qualify for the degree
1 Short-term goals
2 Long-term goals
3 Facilities
1 Short-term goals
  • Promote high-quality mechanical education through innovative learning methodologies pertaining to the discipline
  • Encourage students to participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities
  • Model students into global citizens while giving them a local perspective of the discipline
  • Provide access to industry links for internships and employment opportunities
2 Long-term goals
  • Encourage the spirit of entrepreneurship among students
  • Develop state-of-the-art research facilities to promote innovation in the field
  • Promote startup culture by setting up a full-fledged incubation center
3 Facilities
  • Material Testing Lab
  • Metrology and Measurements Lab
  • Machine Shop
  • Foundry, Forging, and Welding Lab

Vertical Progression

(PROMOTION / ELIGIBILITY TO HIGHER SEMESTERS / CLASSES)

There shall be no restriction for promotion from odd semester to the even semester, provided the student fulfills the attendance requirement.

A. Vertical progression in case of students admitted to the first year:

A student with CGPA ≥ 5.00 at the end of the first academic year and has no ‘F’ grade or has not more than four ‘F’ grades in the first two semesters of the programme shall be eligible to move to II year

  • A student with CGPA ≥ 5.00 at the end of the second academic year and has no ‘F’ grade or has not more than four ‘F’ grades in four semesters ( I and II years) shall be eligible to move to III year
  • A student with CGPA ≥ 5.00 at the end of the third academic year, and has earned all the prescribed credits of I year, and has no ‘F’ grade or has not more than four ‘F’ grades in the four semesters of II and III years shall be eligible to move to IV year

B. A student shall also be eligible for the first time, with a warning to move to higher odd semester, if he/she has failed to secure a minimum CGPA = 5.00 at the end of any academic year

C. For the award of degree, a CGPA ≥ 5.00 at the end of the programme shall be mandatory

Faculty

Areas of expertise: Computer integrated manufacturing, metal matrix composites and manufacturing
Teaching experience: 5 years
Research experience: 30 years
Date of joining: July 1, 2019
Email ID: nandakumarsv.rvitm@rvce.edu.in

Work and Publications

International Journals:

  • S. V. Nanda Kumar, Dr. MS Shanmugam “Automation of Design and Drafting of Stamping Dies for pole laminations” 16th All India Manufacturing technology design and research conference- CMTI (CENTRAL MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE – Bangalore (1994)). 

National Conferences:

  • U. Kesav, S. V. Nanda Kumar “Evaluation of Fracture Toughness in Shape Memory Alloys” 3rd International Conference on Recent Research Emerging Trends in Material & Mechanical Engineering (ICRRETMME-2019)

Areas of expertise: Thermal spray coatings, advanced materials characterization, biomaterials, microwave processing, machining, wear, erosion, oxidation and hot corrosion, severe plastic deformation, and castings
Teaching experience: 1 year
Research experience: 3 years
Date of joining: July 1, 2019
Email ID: durgaprasadc.rvitm@rvei.edu.in

Work and Publications

International Journals:

  • Durga Prasad, Sharnappa Joladarashi, M. R. Ramesh, M. S. Srinath, B. H. Channabasappa. “Influence of Microwave Hybrid Heating on the Sliding Wear Behaviour of HVOF Sprayed CoMoCrSi Coating”. Materials Research Express, 5 (2018):086519 (IF 1.151, SCIE). https://doi.org/10.1088/2053-1591/aad44e.
  • Durga Prasad, Sharnappa Joladarashi, M. R. Ramesh, M. S. Srinath, B. H. Channabasappa. “Microstructure and Tribological Behavior of Flame Sprayed and Microwave Fused CoMoCrSi/CoMoCrSi-Cr3C2 Coatings”. Materials Research Express, 6 (2019):026512 (IF 1.151, SCIE).  https://doi.org/10.1088/2053-1591/aaebd9
  • Durga Prasad, Sharnappa Joladarashi, M. R. Ramesh, M. S. Srinath, B. H. Channabasappa. “Development and Sliding Wear Behavior of Co-Mo-Cr-Si Cladding through Microwave Heating”. Silicon, Springer (2019), (IF 1.246, SCIE), .
  • Durga Prasad, Sharnappa Joladarashi, M. R. Ramesh, M. S. Srinath, B. H. Channabasappa. “Effect of Microwave Heating on Microstructure and Elevated Temperature Adhesive Wear Behavior of HVOF Deposited CoMoCrSi-Cr3C2 Composite Coating”. Surface and Coatings Technology, Elsevier Science, 374 (2019) 291–304 (IF 2.906, SCI).
  • Durga Prasad, Sharnappa Joladarashi, M. R. Ramesh, M. S. Srinath, B. H. Channabasappa. “Comparison of High-temperature Wear Behavior of Microwave-assisted HVOF Sprayed CoMoCrSi-WC-CrC-Ni/WC-12Co Composite Coatings”. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, Springer (IF 1.340 SCI), (Under Review).
  • Durga Prasad, Sharnappa Joladarashi, M. R. Ramesh, M. S. Srinath, B. H. Channabasappa. “High-temperature Sliding Wear Resistance of Flame Sprayed CoMoCrSi/WC-CrC-Ni and CoMoCrSi/WC-12Co Composite Coatings Remelted by Microwave Hybrid Heating”. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, Springer (IF 1.340 SCI), (Under Review).
  • Girisha K G, K.V.Sreenivas Rao, Durga Prasad C, “Slurry Erosion Resistance of Martenistic Stainless Steel with Plasma Sprayed Al2O3-40%TiO2 Coatings”, Materials Today Proceedings 5 (2018) 7388–7393.
  • Girisha G, Durga Prasad C, Anil K.C and K.V Sreenivas Rao, “Dry sliding wear behavior of  Al2O3 coatings for AISI 410 grade stainless steel”, Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol 766-767 (2015) pp 585-589.
  • Girisha K.G, Rakesh. R, Durga Prasad C and K.V Sreenivas Rao, “Development of corrosion resistance coating for AISI 410 grade steel”, Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol 813-814 (2015) pp135-139.
  • Girisha K.G, Rakesh. R, Durga Prasad C and K.V Sreenivas Rao, “Development of corrosion resistance coating for AISI 410 grade steel”, Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol 813-814 (2015) pp135-139

International Conferences:

  • C D Prasad, Sharnappa Joladarashi, M R Ramesh, B H Channabasappa. “Effect of Intermetallic Laves Phases on Elevated Temperature Wear Behavior of HVOF Sprayed Co-Mo-Cr-Si Coating”. TACT2017 International Thin Films Conference Oct. 15–18, 2015, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, Taiwan.
  • Durga Prasad C, Sharnappa J, Ramesh M R, Srinath M S Channabasappa B H. “Development of Tribaloy Co-Mo-Cr-Si Cladding through Microwave Heating and its Characterization”.   International Conference on Advances in Materials & Processing: Challenges & Opportunities (AMPCO 2017) Nov. 29-Dec 2, 2017, IIT Roorkee, India.
  • Durga Prasad, Sharnappa Joladarashi, M. R Ramesh, Anunoy Sarkar. “High-temperature Gradient Cobalt-based Clad Developed Using Microwave Hybrid Heating”. International Conference on Design, Materials and Manufacture (Icdem 2018) Jan. 29-31, 2018, NITK Surathkal, Karnataka, India. Advances in Mechanical Design, Materials and Manufacture. AIP Conference Proceedings, American Institute of Physics Published April 2018 (Scopus) 1943, 020111 https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5029687.
  • Girisha K G, K.V.Sreenivas Rao, Durga Prasad C, “Slurry Erosion Resistance of Martensitic Stainless Steel with Plasma Sprayed Al2O3-40%TiO2 Coatings”. International Conference on Emerging Trends in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, NIT Trichy, Tamilnadu, India. March 10-12, 2017.
  • Durga Prasad. C, Girisha. G, and K.V. Sreenivas Rao, “Experimental investigation of wear resistance of Al2O3 coatings for AISI 410 grade stainless steel” (MOMENTUM-2015) March 31, 2015, Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumakuru.
  • Durga Prasad. C, “Design and fabrication of Air cooler to improve its performance” (ISTC- 2014), HMSIT, Tumakuru.

Reviewer Assignments for International Journals:

  • Materials Research Express (IOP Science Publisher)
  • Surface and Coatings Technology (Elsevier Science)

Areas of expertise: Computer integrated manufacturing, metal matrix composites and manufacturing

Teaching experience: 8.5 years
Research experience: 1.5 years
Date of joining: July 1, 2019
Email ID: thejascm.rvitm@rvei.edu.in