Research

Forefront research areas of Faculty Members:

  1. Alternative fuels for IC engines
  2. Solar Thermal systems
  3. Tribology
  4. Nanotribology
  5. Metal working Lubricants
  6. Noise and vibration analysis
  7. Mechanical Vibration
  8. Vehicle Dynamics
  9. CFD in Hydrodynamic Bearings,
  10. Structural and optimization analysis of bearings
  11. Manufacturing Engineering
  12. Refrigeration
  13. Internal combustion Engine ATD
  14. Automobile safety systems
  15. Automobile Chassis Design
  16. Mechanical system design

Funded Research Projects:

Sr. No. Name of the Project Principal Investigator Funding Agency Year of Sanction Amount
1 Investigation Of Convective Heat Transfer Coefficient Using Different Turbulators Prof P A Patil ASHRAE, USA $1725
2 Investigation of Enhancement in Condensation Heat Transfer Coefficient Using Micro-fin
tube
Prof P A Patil ASHRAE, USA $4606
3 Development Of Latent Heat Energy Storage For Solar Applications Prof A V Waghmare BCUD, Pune Rs 1, 50,000
4 Ultrasonic Measurement Of Fluid Film Thickness In A Bearing Prof D Y Dhande BCUD, Pune Rs 1, 50,000
5 Investigations on Performance of Spark Ignition Engine Fuelled with Hydrogen Gas as an Alternate Fuel Prof S J Navale BCUD, Pune Rs. 1,15,000
6 Automation for Bone Alignment in Post-Surgery Monitoring and Control for Biomedical Instrumentation Prof P S Aglawe BCUD, Pune Rs. 2,00,000
7 Tribological Performance Evaluation of Non-Asbestos Organic Brake Pad Materials Dr B D Bachchhav Institution of Engineers (I) R& D Fund 2018-19 Rs. 25,000/-
8 Wind analysis of Canopy Mr P V Deshmukh Institution of Engineers (I) R& D Fund 2019-20 Rs 20000/-
9 Onion Harvesting Machine Mr M S Swami MHRD, Unnat Bharat Abhiyan Scheme 2020-21 Rs 1,00,000/-

 

Funding received for QIP Program:

Sr. No. Name of the Project Name of the coordinator Sponsoring Agency Year of Sanction Amount (Rs.)
1 Two days Workshop on, “Automotive NVH” Dr S V Kshirsagar SPPU, Pune 27-28 February,

2016

1,00,000/-
2 Two days seminar on “Achieving Make in India Through Manufacturing Advancement” Dr B D Bachchhav SPPU, Pune 20-21  January 2017 1,00,000/-
3 One week STTP on, “Advances in Tribology. Dr P S Gajjal AICTE 4-9 November, 2019 3,23,000/-
4 International conference on Mechanical Engineering for Sustainable Development (ICMESD-2020) Dr M S Deshmukh SPPU, Pune 17-18,  February 2020 2,00,000/-

Forefront Areas For Research:

  • Computational Fluid dynamics
  • Mechatronics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Mechanical and Automotive Systems Design and Development
  • Thermal Engineering
  • Tribology

Sponsored Research have been carried out in the Department:

Sr. No. Name of the Project Principal

Investigator

Sponsored
By
Amount
1 Investigation Of Convective Heat Transfer Coefficient Using Different Turbulators Prof P A Patil ASHRAE, USA $1725
2 Investigation of Enhancement in Condensation Heat Transfer Coefficient Using Micro-fin
tube
Prof P A Patil ASHRAE, USA $4606
3 Development Of Latent Heat Energy Storage For Solar Applications Prof A V Waghmare BCUD, Pune Rs 1, 50,000
4 Ultrasonic Measurement Of Fluid Film Thickness In A Bearing Prof D Y Dhande BCUD, Pune Rs 1, 50,000
5 Investigations on Performance of Spark Ignition Engine Fueled with Hydrogen Gas as an Alternate Fuel Prof S J Navale BCUD, Pune Rs. 1,15,000
6 Automation for Bone Alignment in Post-Surgery Monitoring and Control for Biomedical Instrumentation Prof P S Aglawe BCUD, Pune Rs. 2,00,000
7 Tribological Performance Evaluation of Non-Asbestos Organic Brake Pad Materials Dr B D Bachchhav Institution of Engineers (I) R& D Fund Rs. 25,000/-

1. Investigation Of Convective Heat Transfer Coefficient Using Different Turbulators:

It is the experimentation on Air/Water heat exchanger. Convective heat transfer coefficient of air is very less. Experimentation is carried out to improve it. Investigation of convective heat transfer coefficient of air with and without turbulators is made. Air/Water Heat exchangers are used in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning units.

2. Investigation Of Enhancement In Condensation Heat Transfer Coefficient Using Micro-fin Tube:

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Experimentation is carried on Vapour Compression Refrigeration System. Different alternative refrigerants are tested and performance of the system is checked. Alternative testing is done using Micro-fin tubes in condenser. Objective of this experimentation is to reduce the size of the condenser.

3. Development Of Latent Heat Energy Storage For Solar Applications:

Thermal Energy Storage is used in solar thermal applications. To reduce the size of energy storage sensible heat can be replaced with latent form. Latent thermal energy storage works at constant temperature with less volume.

4. Ultrasonic Measurement Of Fluid Film Thickness In A Bearing:

Fluid film thickness in a journal bearing is measured by using Ultrasonic technique. It is useful in online measurement of fluid film thickness in various micro applications of engineering where lubrication is essential.

 

Patents Data Of Faculties:

Sr.No Application Number Title Applicant Inventor Patent File
1 201621006374 Variable Roof & Bonnet Diffuser M P Bauskar 24/02/2016
2 201621032190 Fail Safe Circuit for Vehicle Brakes M P Bauskar  M P Bauskar 21/09/2016
3 201621035109 Smart Fuel Measuring System M P Bauskar C S Choudhary, M P Bauskar 14/10/2016
4 201621036033 Safe Pass through Tunnel or any Construction M P Bauskar M P Bauskar 21/10/2016
5 68/MUM/2015 Variable Stiffness Passive Suspence System with adjustable spring Mount S V Chaitanya S V Chaitanya 08/01/2015
6 3928/MUM/2015 Design and Development of Novel Passive Suspension System for Two Wheeler Automobile S V Chaitanya S V Chaitanya 08/01/2015
7 3236/MUM/2014 Waste Heat Recovery by Modified Pan Support of Domestic LPG stove V R Patil V R Patil Patent file