School of Mechanical Engineering

Research

RESEARCH GROUPS


Nature Inspired computing represents the umbrella of various studies of Evolutionary Algorithms, Swarm Intelligence, Social and Behavioral Algorithms, Computing, Arithmetic and Biology within the recent years. Nature Inspired [or Bio-Inspired] computing optimization algorithms is a rising approach that relies on the principles and inspiration of the biological evolution of nature to develop new and strong competitive techniques. Recently, the bio inspired optimization algorithms are recognized in machine learning to handle the optimum solutions of advance issues in science and engineering. However, these issues are sometimes nonlinear and restricted to multiple nonlinear constraints that propose several problems. To tackle the issues of the normal optimization algorithms, the recent trends tend to use bio-inspired optimization algorithms that represent a promising approach for obtaining the solution of engineering real life problems.

Nature Inspired Optimization Algorithms consists of but not limited to
  • Genetic Algorithm

  • Ant colony algorithm

  • Particle swarm algorithm

  • Monkey algorithm

  • Salp Swarm Algorithm (SSA)

  • Grasshopper Optimization Algorithm (GOA)

  • Fish Swarm Algorithm (FSA),

  • Cohort Intelligence,

  • Grey Wolf Optimization (GWO) algorithm.

  • Bumble bees mating optimization BBMO

  • Honey-Bees Mating Optimization (HBMO) Algorithm

  • Cuckoo Search (CS)

The Application areas would be but not limited to
  • Engineering Process Optimization

  • Parameter Optimization in Turning Process

  • Parameter Optimization in Milling Process

  • Parameter Optimization in Deep Drawing Process

  • Parameter Optimization in Drawing Processes

  • Parameter Optimization in Design Of Mechanical System

  • Shape and Topology Optimization

  • Optimization For VMAT Plan For Liver Cancer (Health Care Application)

  • Design Parameter Optimization of Mechanical Component Designs

  • Machine Vibration Dampening System

  • Optimum Bone Design (Health Care)

  • Optimization of Parameters in Wire Cut EDM Process.

  • Optimum Slice for 3D Printing

  • Robotic Trajectory optimization

  • Orthodontics

  • Medical Equipment Design and Optimization

  • Medical Instruments Design and Optimization

Research Group Members :

Ganesh Kakandikar
Dr. G.M.Kakandikar

HoS and Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Anil Mashalkar
Prof. Anil Mashalkar

Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Omkar Kulkarni
Prof. Omkar K Kulkarni

Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Rahul Jagtap
Dr. Rahul Jagtap

Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Sr. No. Title of the Project Principal Investigator(s) Grant Sanctioned Duration Funding Agency
1 Numerical And Experimental Investigations on Formability of Thin Metal Foils In Micro Forming For Aerospace Applications INR 15.14 lacs 2019-22 Aeronautics Research & Development Board, DRDO, New Delhi
Dr. G.M.Kakandikar

 

Sr. No. Title of the Project Principal Investigator(s) Grant Sanctioned Duration Funding Agency
1 Experimental Investigation of DC Operated Inverter Air Conditioner using Ejector as an Expansion Device Prof. A. S. Utage Rs. 1,30,000/- 2018-19 The Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE)
Dr. K. V. Mali
2 Development of an indigenous autonomous lab Heliostat Model suitable for Solar Industrial Process Heat and Thermal Power generation and solar flux measurement system for heliostat. Dr. P. M. Gadhe Rs. 1,00,000/- 2017-19 Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
3 Design and Development of DC inverter operated air conditioner using alternative refrigerant HFC-161 as an alternative to HCFC-22 Dr. K. V. Mali USD 3950/- 2017-18 The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
(Approx. Rs. 2,53,000/- INR)
4 Design, Development and Proto Building a solar Energy Driven Desiccant and Ejector Based Environmental Friendly Air Conditioning System. Prof. A. A. Nene Rs. 9,37,000/- 2016-19 Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Govt. of India
5 Boiling Heat Transfer Enhancement Using Nano fluids of Different Concentration in Heat Pipe. Prof. S. H. Barhatte, Prof. N. T. Dhokane Rs. 1,90,000/- 2016-18 Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
6 Analysis and optimization of parameter of magnetorheological abrasive flow finishing process Prof. S. P. Shisode, Rs. 2,00,000/- 2016-18 Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
Dr. V. S. Kanthale
7 Experimental and numerical analysis of heat transfer in tubes on laminar convective heat transfer of magnetic Nano fluids along with different combinations of tape inserts. Prof. R. J. Yadav Rs. 2,40,000/- 2016-18 Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
Prof. S. B. Girase
8 Performance Evaluation of Reactive Muffler. Prof. M. V. Kulkarni Rs. 1,90,000/- 2015-17 Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
9 Investigations on Cryogenic Heat Pipe Prof. R. D. Pawarkar Rs. 1,40,000/- 2015-17 Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
10 Solar Multipurpose for hawkers. Dr. B.  S. Kothavale Rs. 1,90,000/- 2015-16 Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi
11 Innovative Motorized Tricycle for the Disabled. Prof. P. D. Sonawane, Dr. S. T. Chavan Rs. 1,10,000/- 2014-16 Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
12 Development and delivery of aero-elasticity software of spinning projectiles Dr. S. B. Barve Rs. 24,90,000/- 2014-16 Armament Research and Development Establishment (DRDO), Pune
13 Multichannel FFT Analyzer. Dr. B.  S. Kothavale Rs. 15,00,000/- 2014-15 All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi (MODROBS)
14 Experimental Investigation and Fatigue Life Assessment of Hybrid (Metal-Composite) Leaf Spring under Variable Amplitude Loading (VAL) for Automotive Suspension. Prof. R. R. Ghadge Rs. 1,65,000/- 2013-15 Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
15 Design & Analysis of Active suspension by using Air spring for Half car model. Dr. S. Razdan Rs. 1,90,000/- 2013-15 Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
16 Vibration Signature due to shaft misalignment. Dr. D. P. Hujare Rs. 1,40,000/- 2013-15 Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
17 Stress Analysis and Experimental Photo elastic Investigation of Threaded Dental Implant-Bone Interface Prof. P. N. Dhatrak, Dr. R. R. Ghorpade Rs. 2,40,000/- 2013-15 Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
18 Experimental Analysis and Investigation for Thermal Behavior of Ventilated Disc Brake rotor using CFD. Prof. M. R. Chopade Rs. 1,70,000/- 2013-15 Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
19 Investigation on Biomedical device Design for Endodontic Obturation Applications. Dr. R. R. Ghorpade Rs. 2,90,000/- 2012-14 Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
20 Heat transfer analysis of receiver/absorber of PTC Dr. D. R. Waghole Rs. 2,00,000/- 2011-12 Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
21 Studies on Knee Joint Simulator Dr. M. S. Kulkarni Rs. 1,17,000/- 2010-12 Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
Dr. R. R. Ghorpade
22 Performance Analysis of Scheffler Solar Concentrator. Prof. A. A. Nene Rs. 2,50,000/- 2009-11 Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
23 Efficient Utilization of solar Energy with Combination. Dr. P. M. Gadhe Rs. 1,17,000/- 2007-09 Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
24 To Investigate the Application of Photocatalysis for Decontamination of Drinking Water. Dr. Suhasini Desai Rs. 1,00,000/- 2006-08 Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
Dr. M.M.Lele
Indian Patent Published on
  • A Valved Opposed Piston Liner Compressor in 2016
  • Two stage Integral Cryocylinder for Stiriling
    Crycooler driven by a Liner Compressor in 2016
  • Padma Heat Sink in 2017
Dr. A.V.Jomade
Indian Patent Published on
  • A Linear Compressor in 2015
  • A Mechanism to Conveniently Release Footrest in Vehicles in 2015
  • A Mechanism to Conveniently Release Footrest in Vehicles in 2016
  • A Valved Opposed Piston Liner Compressor in 2016
  • Active Door Lock System in 2018
Dr. B.S.Kothawale
Indian Patent Published on
  • Solar Cool Handcraft for Vegetable Hawkers in 2014
Prof. P.D.Sonawane
Indian Patent Published on
  • Portable Solar Welding Kit (E-1/9216/2017-MUM) in 2017
Dr. S.Razdan
Indian Patent Published on
  • Active Pneumatic Suspension of a Vehicle in 2017