School of Mechanical Engineering

Research

RESEARCH GROUPS


Bio-Mechanical Engineering is a Bioengineering sub-discipline, which applies principles of mechanical engineering to biological systems and stems from the scientific discipline of biomechanics. Biomechanics, specifically, is the study of biological systems such as the human body areas (dental, orthopaedics, muscles, etc.) combined with the study of mechanics or mechanical applications.

Bio-Mechanical Engineering involves the application of Mechanical Engineering knowledge, skills and principles to the conception, design, development, analysis and operation of biomechanical systems. The research areas are available in (but not limited to):

  • Artificial Organs and Prostheses

  • Biofluid Systems

  • Bioheat Transfer

  • Bioinstrumentation

  • Biomaterials

  • Biomechanics

  • Biomedical Optics

  • Biosignal Analysis

  • Cellular Mechanics

  • Computational Modelling

  • Design and Control of Biological Systems

  • Medical Robotics

  • Rehabilitation

Research Group Members :

Ratnakar Ghorpade
Dr. R. R. Ghorpade

Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Pankaj Dhatrak
Dr. P. N. Dhatrak

Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Abhishek Thote
Dr. A.M. Thote

Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Swanand Pachpore
Prof. S.S. Pachpore

Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Chaitanya Burande
Prof. C.G. Burande

Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering

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

A-Hos and Professor in Mechancial 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

Solar Energy, one of the major sources of renewable energy could supply all the present and future energy needs of the world on a continuing basis. It is such a huge energy resource that it can be used for any of our everyday needs, including electrical power, heating and cooling, water heating, industrial process heat, cooking, transportation, and even for fuel production. There are a variety of technologies that have been developed to take advantage of this inexhaustible cosmic resource i. e. Solar Energy.

The Futuristic Research on Solar Energy considers two widely recognized classes of technologies for converting Solar Energy into electricity by Solar Photovoltaic (PV) mode and Solar Thermal mode. The major share of energy which is needed in industrial production processes is below 250°C, a temperature level, which could be well supplied by solar thermal technologies.

The broad research areas in Solar Energy Group are available in (but not limited to):
  • Thermal Performance and Efficiency Improvement of Flat Plate Solar Collector Using Reflector

  • Concentrating Solar Projects Such as Parabolic Trough Concentrator, Scheffler Dish Concentrator, Heliostat System

  • Design And Development of Fresnel Lens Concentrator for Domestic Applications

  • Measurement of Solar Flux Density Distribution of Different Solar Concentrators

  • Design and Development of Solar Cavity Receivers

  • Parametric analysis of Solar Concentrator

  • Design and Development of Solar Tracking Systems

  • Feasibility Study of Solar Photovoltaic System

  • Thermal Energy Storage

  • Solar Cooling Using Ejector Based System

  • Solar Cooling Using Liquid Desiccant Indirect Evaporative System

  • Concentrated Solar Energy (CSE) for Industrial Applications

Research Group Members :

Prakash Gadhe
Dr. P. M. Gadhe

Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Anita Nene
Prof. Mrs. A. A. Nene

Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Pushkaraj Sonawane
Prof. P. D. Sonawane

Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering

The Vikram Sarabhai Research Group is started by Prof. (Dr.) Mandar M. Lele, Professor, in School of Mechanical Engineering at Dr. Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University.
The Vikram Sarabhai Research Group addresses research and thrust areas covering the domains mainly of Energy, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Refrigeration, HVAC, Cryogenics, but not limited to these.

The two flagship projects, Fundamental Mechanical Engineering (Energy, Thermodynamics) and Applied Mechanical Engineering (Heat Transfer, Refrigeration, HVAC, Cryogenics, etc.), serve as healthy Living Lab.This Living Lab platforms focus on system-based research to engage industry developed innovation, focusing on solutions that achieve energy efficiency. This will help society at large in several ways.

A pool of researchers and faculty having comprehensive skillsets and expertise contributes to a collaborative research environment at the School of Mechanical Engineering and joining hands with Industry to come up with possible Commercial Products and Patents.

The broad research areas in Vikram Sarabhai Group are available in (but not limited to):
  • Mixed convection

  • Metal Foam Heat Exchangers

  • Microchannel HX

  • Heat Pipe HX

  • Triple Fluid HX

  • Investigations on Water Tube boilers

  • Hybrid Boilers

  • Vapour Condensers

  • Falling film Evaporators

  • Plate Heat HX

  • Conical HX

  • Cryocooler Technology

  • Cryogenic Treatment

  • Heat Pipe for Thermo Electric Generator

  • Nano fluids in HX

  • Radiant Hx

  • Energy conservation

  • Energy simulations

  • Numerical Heat Transfer

  • HVAC Tab

  • Linear Compressors

  • Alternative Refrigerants

  • Linear compressor for ground applications.

  • Heat transfer augmentation techniques

  • Heat transfer enhancement techniques

  • Heat transfer equipment

  • Process equipment

  • Nanoheat transfer

  • Nanofluidics

Research Group Members :

Mandar-Lele
Prof. (Dr.) Mandar M. Lele

Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Kundalik Mali
Prof. (Dr.) K.V. Mali

Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Manoj Hambarde
Prof. (Dr.) M.D. Hambarde

Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Dnyaneshwar Waghole
Prof. (Dr.) D.R. Waghole

Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Surendra Barhatte
Prof. S.H. Barhatte

Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Amit Jomde
Prof. (Dr.) Amit Jomde

Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Atul Elgandelwar
Prof. A.M. Elgandelwar

Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Sanjay Rumde
Prof. Sanjay Rumde

Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Shrihari Bondar
Prof. Shrihari M. Bonder

Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Heramb Phadake
Prof. Herambh Phadke

Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Prashant Patane
Prof. Prashant M. Patane

Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Nilesh Dhokane
Prof. Nilesh T. Dhokane

Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Ashish Utage
Prof. Ashish Utage

Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Vishal Shitole
Prof. Vishal S. Shitole

Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering

RESEARCH PROJECTS


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

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS


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
  • Active Door Lock System in 2018
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
Dr. D. R. Waghole
Indian Patent Published on
  • Heat Transfer Enhancement with Flow Divider Type Inserts In 2017
Dr. A.M.Thote
Indian Patent Published on
  • Loop Device for a Plurality of Teeth in 2020