Dept. of Mechanical Engg.

Vignan's Foundation for Science, Technology & Research (Deemed to be University) has established advanced facilities to propagate emerging technologies and train manpower in the field of computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing. This centre acts as a crucial link to foster the development of high value-added services and to streamline product innovation processes to the industries

The primary function of the Centres is to promote Computer-Aided-Engineering (CAE) applications in the field of Mechanical Engineering and develop teaching and research expertise for the benefit of students and industry personnel. The Centre promotes University-Industry interaction through collaborative research programmes, extension courses and consultancy services. The Centre is actively assisting the local industries in developing mechanism, die and mould making, complex part manufacturing, rapid prototyping and reverse engineering applications.

Computer-aided engineering is playing a growing role in higher education in the disciplines of science and engineering. At the undergraduate level, students use engineering simulation to learn physics principles and gain hands-on, real-world experience that can jump-start their careers. At the postgraduate level, researchers apply simulation tools to solve complex application problems. Commercial organizations regularly partner with educational institutions to foster innovative research - sometimes at the basic level - that can lead to breakthrough solutions.

The ideal simulation solution is one that scales for application by a wide range of users, from multiple teachers to students to researchers. ANSYS provides a wide range of affordable technologies and services to help meet the growing and diverse needs of academia. Universities, colleges and research institutes around the world turn to ANSYS for high-quality simulation solutions to ensure students receive the best possible education.

Project Objectives

  • The primary function of the Centres is to promote Computer-Aided-Engineering (CAE) computer - Aided Manufacturing (CAM) applications in the field of Mechanical Engineering and develop teaching and research expertise for the benefit of students and industry personnel.
  • The Centre promotes University-Industry interaction through collaborative research programmes, extension courses and consultancy services.
  • The Centre is actively assisting the local industries in developing mechanism, die and mould making, complex part manufacturing, rapid prototyping and reverse engineering applications.

  • Facilities

    The Advanced Mechanical System Design and Analysis (AMSDA) research Centre is equipped with 42 IBM workstations and has a world class high-end CAD/CAM/CAE Softwares
    Software Available

  • ANSYS 16 (50 user)
  • CREO 2.0 (50 user)
  • CATIA V6 (20 user)
  • Simulia (10 user)
  • CAM Express (NX8) (50 user)
  • Workstations 42 Nos.

  • 1SIEMENS CAM Express 8.03,71,180/-10/11/2012Empower Consultancy pvt. Ltd., Chennai
    2CATiA V6 PLM Discover Pack 8,92,000/-12/28/2011EDS Technologies pvt. Ltd., Bangalore.
    3Pro-E WildFire-3.0, Iron Cad-9.02,26,125/-10/19/2006AdroitechInformations Systems
    4ANSYS3,80,000/-09/15/2003ANSYS Software Pvt. ltd
    5CadianMech3,87,560/-03/09/2003CAAM Technolgies
    CNC Milling & Lathe

    Computer Numeric Control (CNC) is the automation of machine tools that are operated by precisely programmed commands encoded on a storage medium (computer command module, usually located on the device) as opposed to controlled manually by hand wheels or levers, or mechanically automated by cams alone. Most NC today is computer (or computerized) numerical control (CNC) in which computers play an integral part of the control.

    In modern CNC systems, end-to-end component design is highly automated using computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) programs. The programs produce a computer file that is interpreted to extract the commands needed to operate a particular machine by use of a post processor, and then loaded into the CNC machines for production. Since any particular component might require the use of a number of different tools - drills, saws, etc. - modern machines often combine multiple tools into a single "cell". In other installations, a number of different machines are used with an external controller and human or robotic operators that move the component from machine to machine. In either case, the series of steps needed to produce any part is highly automated and produces a part that closely matches the original CAD design.

    CNC Milling Machine
    CNC Turning Center

    1Flexmill CNC Milling with MTAB Industries Controller, tooling package11,24,491/-11/10/2014MTab Engineers Pvt.Ltd.
    2Flexturn CNC turning with MTAB Industries Controller, tooling package 10,25,560/-11/15/2013MTab Engineers Pvt.Ltd.

    Green growth fuel or algal biofuel is a contrasting option to fluid fossil powers that utilizations green growth as its wellspring of vitality rich oils. Likewise, green growth powers are the other option to ordinarily known biofuel sources, for example, sugarcane. Like fossil fuel, green growth fuel discharges CO2 when copied, yet not at all like fossil fuel, green growth fuel and different biofuels just discharge CO2 as of late expelled from the air by means of photosynthesis as the green growth or plant developed. The vitality emergency and the world sustenance emergency have lighted enthusiasm for alga culture (cultivating green growth) for making biodiesel and different biofuels utilising land unacceptable for agribusiness. Among algal powers' alluring qualities are that they can be developed with an insignificant effect on crisp water assets, can be delivered utilising saline and wastewater, have a high glimmer point, and are biodegradable and moderately safe to nature if spilt. Green growth cost more per unit mass than other second-era biofuel crops because of high capital and working expenses, however, are asserted to yield somewhere around 10 and 100 times more fuel for each unit zone.

    This lab focuses on building an environmental sustainability component into the high school classroom. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive collection of activities that teach scientific principles through the lens of alternative fuel production. We continue to develop new labs, lessons, and supplies in our Biodiesel Lab, but we also encourage teachers to submit their ideas and materials to us as well.

    Biodiesel is a cleaner burning renewable alternative to diesel fuel that is made from biological sources; namely vegetable oil or animal fats (triglycerides). It is mixable with diesel, stable in mixture, and can be burned in an unmodified diesel engine at any concentration.

    List of equipment in Bio Diesel Research center :
  • Single Cylinder Engine with DPF setup
  • Smoke meter (NETEL India Ltd)
  • Sohxlet operator
  • Gas analyzer
  • Magnetic stirrer
  • Trans esterification setup
  • Available Testing Facilities :
  • Constant Speed Variable Load Test
  • Constant load and variable speed test
  • Engine performance Test at constant speed for long run. 10 hours/20 hours etc
  • Engine tests with biodiesel and other additives
  • Engine tests with super-charting mode
  • Engine tests for Emission Analysis
  • Test for Finding Friction power of the Engine
  • Engine test with arrangement of Diesel Particulate Filter.

  •  Centre of Excellence for Advanced Composite Material and Characterization

    The Institution aims to make experts in the areas of composites and play a role in transforming solutions to the existing problems of manufacturing.

    • Development of High performance rigid composites made from glass, graphite, kevlar, boron or silicon carbide fibers in polymeric matrices in aerospace and space vehicle technology applications.
    • Development of Secondary fiber (from waste virgin products like Flexes, bottles, disposable glasses etc.) reinforced polymeric composites for low costapplications.
    • Facilitates UG, PG students and Ph.D. Scholars to understand the theory and application of composites across multiple technological disciplines.
    • Impart practical exposure on the various methods and practices of composites technology.
    • To provide the experience and expertise for participating in major research programs.
    • Provide a career-path to the Faculty in the emerging area of composites.
  • In the recent past considerable research and development have been expanded in Composite materials.
  • Composites are one of the most advanced and adaptable engineering materials known to men.
  • Composites are heterogeneous in nature, created by the assembly of two or more components with fillers or reinforcing fibers and a compactable matrix.
  • A composite material can provide superior and unique mechanical and physical properties because it combines the most desirable properties of its constituents while suppressing their least desirable properties.
  • Fabrication Equipments
  • Drum Winding machine
  • Hydraulic Press
  • Hand lay-up molds
  • Circulating oil bath with cooling unit
  • Testing Facilities
  • Computerized Universal Testing Machine with electronic extensometer -100 tons
  • Computerized Electronic Tensile Testing Machine (Tensometer) 2 tons
  • Impact Test Machine, Izod Type
  • Vickers Micro Hardness Tester
  • Fatigue Testing Machine
  • Pin on Disc Tribometer
  • FLIR Thermal Imager
  • Melt Flow Index Tester
  • Electronic Specific Gravity Balance
  • W3.CSS
    S.No Name of the equipment Model and Make Cost in Rs.

    Procured in 2015/16


    Drum Winding machine

    Nishanth Industries



    Hydraulic Press

    SV Engineering Industries



    Hand Layup moulds

    Fabricated at Laboratory


    Procured in 2017


    Universal testing machine

    Hitech India Equipments Pvt. Ltd.



    Electronic Specific Gravity Balance

    Hitech India Equipments Pvt. Ltd.



    Computerized electronic Tensile Testing machine

    Hitech India EquipmentsPvt.Ltd.



    Impact test machine, Izod type

    Hitech India EquipmentsPvt.Ltd.



    Melt flow Index tester

    Hitech India EquipmentsPvt.Ltd.



    Circulating oil bath with cooling unit

    Vijaya Scientific company



    Components of oil bath

    Vijaya scientific company



    Pin on disc Tribometer

    Ducome Material Characterization systems



    Total : 25,24,192


    No.of Ph.D Scholars registered in composite filed
    S.No Name Regd.No Enrolment Date Title Guide





    Effect of De-lamination on the mechanical properties and GFRP Composites






    Critical Analysis of resin flow charactriristic in a controlled volume mould cavity for improving the FRP composites with RJM Process






    Studies on Nano Filler Reinforced Epoxy based Hybrid composites.






    Characterization of Nano-Composite Materials Subjected to flexural fatigue Analysis






    An investigation of hygro-thermal influence on GFRP composites.






    Investigation of Carbon composites subjected to different environmental conditions.

    DR. P M V RAO





    study on carbon fiber reinforced polyproylene hybrid composite






    Studies on polybenzoxazine hybrid composites






    Influence of nanoparticles on the properties of glass/carbon fibre reinforced epoxy composites






     Analysis of Nano Composite Coated PV- System with Priority Energy Management System



  • VimalBabu U, RamaKrishna M, NagaMani M. Review on Utilization of Nanomaterials and polymers in fruit Ripening, food packing and its hazards to human health, ICCM IEEE 2015 Nov Coimbatur 31 Dec 2016.
  • Gayatri U, Malkapuram R,Vasu ATand Chavali M, "Fabrication and Testing of Composite Powder Material from PrawnsShells", Research & Reviews: Journal of Material science, e-ISSN: 2321-6212,Oct 2016.
  • M.Tech
  • T.Naveen Kumar,B.Vikas,M.Ramakrishna,Y.Jyothi,Sk.Imran. "Development of Composite Slabs of marble powder embedded epoxy resin" Materials today proceedings,2017.
  • B.Tech
  • AradhyulaThirumalaVasu, Chavali Murthy, Ram Narayan Chauhan, Rama Krishna, "Studies on improvement of mechanical properties using Coconut shell powder as composite material" Applied Composite Materials, ACMA- S-15-00906.
  • Ramakrishna Malkapuram, AradhyulaThirumalaVasu, Murthy Chavali Muhammad Ali, R.S.S. Raju "Compounding and mechanical properties of Catla fish scales reinforced polypropylene composites" Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Transactions of Mechanical Engineering, ISTM-S- 16-00167.
  • AradhyulaThirumalaVasu, Chavali Murthy, Chauhan Ram Narayan, Malkapuram Ramakrishna, "Mechanical properties of cu/banana peel powder/HDPE as hybrid composite materials" Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering, CJME-S-15-00689.
  • Malkapuram Ramakrishna, Aradhyula Thirumala Vasu, Chavali Murthy, Chauhan Ram Narayan, "Fabrication and testing of composite powder Material from prawns shells" Journal of Material science,e-ISSN: 2321-6212.
  • M.PrudhviKrishna,M.PhaniKireeti,M.Ramakrishna,Y.Jyothi,G.Ravi krishna swami. "Mechanical Properties of fly ash/sawdust reinforced epoxy hybrid composites" Materials today proceedings,2017.
  • C Subhash, M Rama Krishna, M Sai Raj, B Harsha Sai, S Rama |Rao, "development of granite powder reinforced epoxy composites", Materials today proceedings,2017
  • AradhyulaThirumalaVasu, T. Sai Surya Chandra, B. Subbarami Reddy, Ram Narayan Chauhan, M. Ramakrishna, Murthy Chavali, Coconut Shell Powder For Composite To Improve The Mechanical Properties, International Journal of Mechanical And Production Engineering, ISSN: 2320-2092, Volume- 3, Issue-9, Sept.-2015
  • AradhyulaThirumalaVasu, Ramakrishna M and Murthy Chavali, "Banana peel for hybrid composite materials" VFSTR Journal of STEM Vol.2, No.1 (2016) e-ISSN No.1: 2455-2062.
  • Adarsha Gupta, Y.Jyothi, K.Kishore Kumar, M.RamaKrishna,S.R.Lam, "Mechanical and Thermal properties of Granite powder and saw dust particle reinforced Epoxy Hybrid Composite"
  • K.Kishorekumar, Adarshgupta, Y.Jyothi, M.RamaKrishna,S.R.Lam, " study of properties of banana/carbon fiber reinforced epoxy hybrid composite", international conference on Automotive systems, agricultural equipments and manufacturing(ICAAM),2017.
  • Action plan of center (for one year)
  • To improve PhD enrollment in Composite area
  • To improve number of quality publications
  • To recruit one PhD qualified faculty with Ceramic composite Constraints (administrative/financial/resources etc)

  • Requirements for better output
  • Twin Screw Extruder
  • Injection Molding
  • Vacuum assisted resin impregnation system
  • Sno Faculty Name Book Title ISBN No. Remarks Publisher Details
    1 Dr. M S C Bose & Dr. K. Phaneendra Kumar Proceedings of the National Conference - Advances in Mechanical Engineering 978-93-82163-03-9 Book Paramount Publishing House
    2 Mr. T Anup Kumar Numerical simulation of natural convection in a squareenclosure with horizontal heat sources of different geometries 978-93-82163-03-9 Chapter in book Paramount Publishing House
    3 Mr. N. Narayan Rao Modelling and simulation of Stewart platform 978-93-82163-03-9 Chapter in book Paramount Publishing House
    4 Mr. T Sunil Kumar forced vibration analysis of a cracked composite beam 978-93-82163-03-9 Chapter in book Paramount Publishing House

    Department of Mechanical Engineering consists of a strong team in Research and Development.The thrust areas of research are fludized bed combustion, bio mass and solar energy utilization, composite materials, Nanocomposites and hybrid composites. Faculty of this school are actively involved in research publications in the various reputed journals and conferences


    Faculty of this school are actively involved in the research projects. , AICTE and APCOST projects were carried out in the field of fluidized bed combustion, thermal conducitiviy of nanofluids and solar energy.

     List of Projects

    Sno Title of the project Funding agency Principal Investigator Status Amount sanctioned (Rs./-)
    1 Formulation and optimization of Iso-stoichiometric Ternary Gasoline-Alcohol Blends and investigation of their influence on a Spark Ignition Engine SERB, DST Dr. D Vinay Kumar 2017-2020 (On going) 21,62,000
    2 Vibration measurement and analysis DST,-FIST/ New Delhi Head of the Department On going 47,00,000
    3 Performance and Emission Studies of Algae Biodiesel in a CI Engine Equipped with Diesel Particulate Filter. DST, New Delhi Dr. D. Jagadish Completed 24,81,000
    4 Modernization of computer aided design / Computer aided manufacturing laboratory AICTE, New Delhi Dr. K. Phaneendra Kumar Completed 7,00,000
    5 Development of New Hybrid Composite Material and its characterization APCOST Hyderabad Dr. K. Phaneendra Kumar
    Mr. P.B.G.S.N. Murthy
    Completed 7,500
    6 Augmentation of Thermal Conductivity of Nanofluids AICTE, New Delhi Dr. K. Phaneendra Kumar Completed 6,90,000
    7 Bi-Liquid Solar Cooker APCOST Hyderabad Mr. B.J.M. Rao Completed 7,500
    8 Fabrication of Bio degradable composites APCOST Hyderabad Dr. K. Phaneendra Kumar Completed 7,500
    9 Hydrodynamics of Municipal Solid waste pellets APCOST Hyderabad Dr. K.V.N. SrinivasaRao Completed 7,500
    10 Design and Fabrication of Solar Pressure Cooker APCOST Hyderabad Dr. K.V.N. SrinivasaRao Completed 7,500
    11 Low Cost Water Cooling System APCOST Hyderabad Dr. K.V.N. SrinivasaRao Completed 3,375
    12 Hydrodynamics of Rice Husk in Fluidized Bed APCOST Hyderabad Dr. K.V.N. SrinivasaRao Completed 5,000
    13 Combustion of Agro Waste with Fluidized Bed Technique DST, New Delhi Dr. K.V.N. SrinivasaRao Completed 3,60,000

     Tie - Ups

    Any research cannot be completed without the collaboration of various people who are experts in the related fields especially in the academic institutions. In this direction, the school has some collaborations with the national and international bodies to carry the experimentation in their advanced laboratories.

     Collaborations at National Level

  • Dr.K.PhaneendraKumar of Mechanical Engineering Department are in collaboration with Mr.I.Srikanth and Dr. G.V.Rao of DRDO, Hyderabad to carry out research on Preparation and Applications of Nano Composites.
  • Dr.K.PhaneendraKumar of Mechanical Engineering Department are in collaboration with Dr. B.Sridhar and Dr.A.S.R.Krishnamurthi of IICT, Hyderabad to carry out research on characterization of composites.


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