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    This post was last updated on       January 18th, 2023

The Departments of Mechanical Engineering offers Ph.D. & M.Sc. (Engg.) by Research Programmes

The Department has an R & D Center, recognized by VTU. It is empowered by 3 research guides with rich academic experience. Some of the areas where research has been carried out by the faculties are Heat Transfer, Material Science, Metal Matrix Composites and Polymer Composites and Tribology.

Sl.NoGuideDesignationResearch Area of Expertise
1Dr. B. S. Anil KumarProfessorComputational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
2Dr. D. ShivalingappaProfessorMaterials Engineering, Tribology, Mechanical Vibrations.
3Dr. Raghavendra NProfessorDesign and Materials Engineering

Research Facility


Sl. No

Name Of FacilityDescription of Facility
1Data Logger

Analog input channels, expandable to 200

  • Programmable per channel
  • ±20 mV to ±100 V over 12 ranges
  • Supports direct-connected thermocouples of any type
  • Supports direct-connected PT100/PT1000 RTDs
  • Full isolation per channel (60V)
2Roller Ball Burnishing Tool Roller burnishing up to 65 HRC and deep rolling. Increase fatigue strength for internal, external diameters and fillet radii
33-D PrinterALPI V5 3D Printers comes with a heated bed of 500mm x 500mm x 500mm in all X, Y, Z axis
4ANSYS-V15 Research
  • Aerodynamic Analysis:
  • Combustion Analysis:
  • Heat Transfer Analysis:
  • Multiphase Flow Analysis:
  • Turbo machinery Analysis
5Solid Works
  • SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional
  • SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium
6Hydraulic Kit
  • Electric Motor: 0.5 HP, Single Phase, flange mounted
  • Pressure: 70 Bar (max)
  • Operating Pressure: 35 bar
  • Tank: 10 liter capacity
7Pneumatic Kit
  • Displacement: 3 cfm
  • Working pressure: 7 Kg/cm2 (7 Bar)
  • Electric Motor: 0.5HP or more, 1440 RPM, 230V, 50Hz, Single Phase
8Computerized Pin on Disc Machine
  • Conforms to the specifications of: ASTM G99
  • Sliding Speed Range: 0.26-10 m/sec
  • Disc Rotation Speed: 100-2000 rpm
  • Maximum Normal Load: 200 N
  • Frictional Force: 0-200 N
  • Wear Measurement Range: 4 mm
  • Pin Size: 3-12 mm diagonal/diameter
  • Disc Size: 60 mm diameter x 8 mm thick
  • Wear Track Diameter: 0-140 mm
9Universal Testing Machine
  • Capacity: 10 Ton
  • Test Speed: 2mm/min – 25mm/min
  • Load Measurement Accuracy: ± %1
  • Distance Between Columns: 450 mm
  • Displacement Measurement Resolution: 0.01 mm
10Hardness Tester
  • Rockwell hardness test
  • Brinell hardness test
  • Vickers hardness test
11Muffle Furnace
  • Max working temperature: 1500°C
  • Volt Requirement: 208/220V single phase Excellent temperature uniformity
  • Heating Elements: U- Shaped Silicon Carbide Heating Elements
  • Uniformity at 1200 °C: +/- 3°C
  • Power: 16 KW Max.
  • Current: 90A
  • Voltage: 208/240V Single Phase
  • Max. Heating Rate: 10-15°C/minute depending on load volume
12DHIO Centre of Excellence

DHIO Research establishes cloud based simulation R&D Facility for VTU Researchers.

This Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) – Center of Excellence will be a unique model in the whole country supporting research scholars to utilise the high end computational hardware and simulation software’s for their research at  any time 24/7 from any place.