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Master of Technology in

 
DESIGN OF MECHANICAL
EQUIPMENT

(BATCH OF 2007-2009)

Department of Mechanical Engineering


Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
DESIGN OF MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT @ IIT DELHI Batch of 2007-09

INTRODUCING ‘DESIGN OF
MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT’
DESIGN OF MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT

“Design of Mechanical Equipment” also known as “Machine Design” has


historically occupied a prominent position in the curriculum of mechanical engineering
and emphasizes on methods of engineering problem solving as related to design,
analysis and deployment of man-machine interfaces.
Design of Mechanical Equipment is one of the most competitive P.G. programmes in
the country with candidates selected in IIT Delhi having rank up to 200 in GATE
exam. The tough competition ensures that only the best engineering talent, possess-
ing a good academic record throughout their universities and colleges get the opportu-
nity to be a part of this programme.

On joining here,
♦ The design of programme leads to hands on training on a range of machine design
methods not available in specialized programs like ITMMEC, IDDC and analysis
based programmes like Applied Mechanics.
♦ The courses in this program have integral laboratory practice, leading to thorough
grounding in problem solving practice in the field.
♦ Teaching Assistantship work (TA) work is a part of the program in all programs in
IIT Delhi. We have chosen to mentor the students through close association with
faculty through teaching assistance in practicals, projects and other administrative
activities. This gives them exposure beyond the classroom level.

I hope that you will have time to go through the brochure attached that de-
scribes their training and project in more detail. I hope that you will consider them for
opportunities commiserate with their training and capabilities.

Regards,

Program Coordinator
Prof. Sudipto Mukherjee

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MASTER OF TECHNOLOGY IN

DESIGN OF MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT

CONTENTS
DESIGN OF MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT

Course Content 1

Laboratories 4

Students Profile 5

Faculty Profile 12

Softwares Used 13

Past Recruiters 14

Contacts 15

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COURSES
Vibration Engineering
Introduction to unwanted mechanical vibrations and their harmful effects including those on human beings.
Vibration control strategies and case studies. Experimental and theoretical routes to vibration engineering.
Vibration Testing. Spatial, Modal and Response models of vibrating systems. Lumped parameter and dis-
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tributed parameter modeling of mechanical vibratory systems. Free vibrations and Forced response solu-
tions of Single- and multi- degree- of-freedom models including modeling of damping. Applications of nu-
merical procedures to determine natural frequencies and mode shapes. Finite Element Method for dy-
namic analysis. Distributed parameter models of rods, bars and beams. Vibration control solutions. Bal-
ancing of rotating and reciprocating machines. Design of vibration isolators. Auxiliary mass systems in-
cluding tuned dampers for vibration control. Application of damping treatment for vibration control in ma-
chines and structures. Dynamic instability control. Introduction to Modal testing, model updating and struc-
tural dynamic modification to improve dynamic design of machine structures. Active control of vibrations.
Introduction to NVH and its control.

Advanced Mechanical Engineering Design


Introduction to Advanced Mechanical Engineering Design. Review of materials & processes for machine
elements. Case studies of mechanical engineering design failures. Review of static strength failure analy-
sis-theories of failure including vonMises theory based strength design. High cycle and low cycle fatigue.
Fatigue Strength Design of Mech. Equipment Elements. Exercises of fatigue design of shafting and gears.
Surface fatigue design failures. Exercises of surface fatigue design of rolling contact bearings including
linear bearings. Stiffness based design. Design for creep. Combined creep and fatigue failure prevention.
Design to prevent buckling and instability. Tribodesign with applications to design of sliding bearings and
mechanical seals. Selection of lubrication systems. Design for corrosion, wear, hydrogen embrittlement,
fretting fatigue and other combined modes of mechanical failure. Dynamically sound designs of machine
elements like springs and shafts. Introduction to dynamic design of mech. equipment and its implementa-
tion.

Computer Methods in Mechanical Design


Introduction and overview. Need and Scope of Computer Aided Machine Design. Role of Geometric Mod-
eling, FE and Optimization; Principles of interactive computer graphics, and overview of hardware avail-
able for use in CAD; Geometric transformations and Projections. Windowing and view-porting; Geometric
modeling; Modeling of curves, cubics, splines, beziers and b-splines; Modeling of surfaces; Modeling of
solids–b-rep, CSG, octree, feature based modeling;
Introduction to the Finite Element Method, principle of potential energy; 1D elements, Derivation of Stiff-
ness and Mass matrices for a bar, a beam and a shaft, Comparison with Analytical results; Solution of
static problems and case studies in stress analysis of mechanical components; FEA using 2D and 3D ele-
ments; Plain strain and plain stress problems, FE using plates / shell elements; Importance of Finite ele-
ment mesh, Automatic meshing techniques; Interfacing with CAD software, Case studies using FEM for
Design of simple element geometries such as a tapered bar, a plate with a hole and a spanner; Introduc-
tion to Dynamic analysis; Limitations of FEM, Introduction to Non-linear problems and FEA for plastic ma-
terials. Practicals: Practice of transformation. Use of CAD Package for developing typical objects using
Boolean, and sweep operations on primitives, use of CAD models for other applications. Development of
FEM models for Static / Dynamic analysis of a bar, beam and a shaft. Practice in using an FEM Software
on other real life problems like spanners, connecting rods etc.

Robotics
Review of serial robotic manipulators. Classification of parallel robots (Stewart platform, wheeled mobile
robots, walking machines, etc.). Algorithms for inverse and forward kinematic/dynamic analyses of parallel
robots. Kinematic design of serial and parallel robots based on singularity, workspace, manipulability, dex-
terity, etc. Mechanical design of robot links and joints. Introduction to control of robotic systems. Practi-
cals: Experiments with existing robots.

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COURSES
Design of Mechanisms and Manipulators
Classification of closed- and open-loop kinematic systems, Definition of mechanisms and manipula-
tors, Kinematic constraints, Degree of freedom (DOF) and Mobility; DH parameters, Coordinate trans-
formations, Matrix methods; Structural analysis and synthesis of mechanisms; Forward kinematics of
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robot manipulators with examples; Inverse kinematics; Jacobian and singularity; Alternative design
solutions of mechanisms and manipulators; Evaluation and selection of optimum mechanism; Type
and number synthesis, Design of mechanisms; Indexes of merit; Graphical, Algebraic and Optimiza-
tion techniques; Design of function, path, and motion generators; Dynamic considerations, Rigid body
dynamics, Newton-Euler formulation, Equations of motion; Methodologies for inverse and forward dy-
namics. Practicals will include numerical problem solutions; Basic practices in MATLAB, ADAMS and
ULTRAGRIP software; Analysis and Synthesis using software.

Instrumentation and Automatic Control Systems


Classification and representation of control systems. Influence of type of control on steady state and
transient response. Time and frequency domain analysis. Stability analysis using Routh & Nyquist cri-
teria. Root locus method. Modern Control theory. Sequence control and programmable logic control-
lers. Control components, Comparators, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical types of controllers, ser-
vomotors. Electromechanical and electro-optical transducers and control elements. Signal conditioning
and indicating / recording elements. Computer based data acquisition systems , A-D and D -A convert-
ers. Microprocessor applications in measurement and control. Static and dynamic analysis of instru-
ment systems. Signal and systems analysis. FFT analyzers. Current developments in measurement
and control of motion, force, torque, pressure, temperature, flow, noise etc. Virtual instrumentation,
Laser Based instrumentation. Practicals: Static and dynamic behavior of some important transducers,
calibration procedure, Development of Computer aided experimentation systems. Experimental stud-
ies on Hydraulic, Pneumatic, Electrical controller, Electromechanical actuators.

Optimum Design of Mechanical Systems


Introduction to Optimum design of Mechanical Systems. Need of optimization of preliminary design by
identification of design requirements and by use of appropriate design strategy. Introduction to detail
design optimization by simulation, prototyping and optimum selection of configuration, materials and
processes. Mechanical System Design problem-economic political environment, issues of human
safety & welfare, and professional ethics. Optimum mechanical design concepts. Overview and appli-
cation of optimization methods to machine elements and mechanical system design. Prototyping,
simulation, and use of standards for detail design optimization. Optimum selection of material & proc-
esses in mechanical design using material selection charts and optimization methods. Optimizing
product design functionality, aesthetics and economics by employing industrial design principles and
by suitable selection of material & processing including use of polymers, composites and other
non metallic materials.

Design for Noise Vibration and Harshness


Fundamentals of Vibrations and their manifestations in real life systems. Review of Design of a Vibra-
tion Absorber. Vibration Reduction Measures, Unconstrained and constrained layer damping treat-
ment, add on dampers, and stiffeners. Changing the dynamic characteristics of a structure, Structural
dynamics modification. Predicting the modification (dynamic design) Design of Isolators in machine
foundations. Role of materials damping. Balancing of rotating machinery. Rigid and flexible rotor bal-
ancing. Active Vibrations control. Introduction of wave analysis of structures and spaces. Characteris-
tics of Duct and Cabin Noise. Stationary modes. Random noise. Measures of a sound acoustic d sign,
importance of reverberations time. Various types of acoustic testing chambers. Noise measurement
and control instruments. Sound Intensity Mapping Noise isolation design. Noise absorber design. De-
sign of silencers, mufflers.

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COURSES
Multibody System Vibration Design
Definition of multibody systems, Introduction to rigid, Multibody dynamics, Virtual work, Euler-
Lagrange and Orthogonal complement approaches to derive the dynamic equations of multibody sys-
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tems; Dynamics of flexible-body system, Modeling with flexible bodies; Mode shapes, modal analy-
ses; Discrete and finite element modeling; Introduction to modal updating, Technique of correlation of
analytical and experimental models.

Experimental Modal Analysis & Dynamic Design


Introduction to modal testing. Dynamic test data measurement and processing methods. Frequency
response functions for multi degree of freedoms systems, forced response. Experimental and theo-
retical modal analysis - algorithms and codes. Applications of modal testing in system and force iden-
tification, structural dynamic modification, sensitivity analysis and frequency response coupling of
substructure etc. Introduction to non-linear vibration analysis. Introduction to discrete systems and
finite element modeling. Comparison of numerical data with test results. Introduction to model updat-
ing, Techniques of correlation of analytical and experimental models. Dynamic design of mechanical
equipment structures via model testing, structural dynamic modification and model updating.

Finite element methods


Method of weighted residuals and variational approach for solving differential equations. Galerkin and
Rayleigh-Ritz methods. Finite element method and implementation. Convergence criterion. Finite
element formulation for linear elastic continuum and extended Laplace equation including inertia and
dissipative terms. Substructuring. Co-elements including isoparametric elements. Plate bending and
‘C’ elements. Non-conforming elements and patch test. Dynamic and nonlinear problems. Finite Ele-
ment formulation-problems involving initial stress and initial strain. Axisymmetric problems-classical
solution. Finite Element solution of free vibration problems. Principles of transient dynamic analysis.
Laboratory work for the solution of solid mechanics problems using FE packages.

Fracture mechanics
Linear elastic fracture mechanics, Energy and stress intensity factor approach. General yielding frac-
ture mechanics. Concept of crack opening displacement and J integral fracture criteria. Evaluation of
fracture mechanics parameters. Fracture safe designing of structures and machine components. Ser-
vice failure analysis.

Machine Tool Design


Design requirements of machine tools. A design approach for machine tools. Identification and quan-
tification of objectives and constraints in machine tool design. Estimation of power requirements and
selection of motor for metal cutting machine tool spindles. Design of gearbox, spindle and guideways.
Principles of design of structural components, namely, head stock, tail stock, carriage, table, knee,
column and overarms to achieve desired static & fatigue strength, stiffness, dynamic characteristics
and other requirements. Exercises on the design of machine tools using existing CAD software pack-
ages. Introduction to computer integrated manufacturing systems and CNC machine tools. Design/
selection of linear motion systems, ball, screws, CNC feedback devices, controllers, feed drives and
servomotors for CNC machine tools. Recent developments in CNC and other machine tools.

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LABORATORIES
Design Research Lab
Modal Analysis and NVH, Dynamic Design
and Model Updating, Inverse dynamic analy-
sis, Scanning Laser Doppler Vibrometer,
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LMS 8 channel system.


Softwares - ICATS, FEM TOOLS, PIMENTO
TEST LAB, CES, ANSYS.
◄ Modal Testing of fan at Design Research Lab

Mechatronics & Manipulators Lab


Dynamic Design Of Flexible Robot Manipulator & Intelligent
Robot, Haptic manipulator, Intelligent Conveyor System, X-Y
Table.
Softwares - IDEAS, RIDIM, RECURDYN, MSC ADAMS.

Scorbot at Mechatronics Lab ►

Mechanisms Lab
Study of mechanisms & their principles,
Balancing Experiments, Gyroscope, Gov-
ernor, Coriolis Acceleration Set-up, 4 Cyl-
inder IC engine vibration test rig, Various
Gear Train Experiment.

Impact Simulation Lab


Accident Reconstruction, Automotive CRASH modeling
both four wheelers & two wheelers, Design for vehicle
Safety, Air Bag Simulation, Pedestrian Impact, Human
Body Material Characterization,
Softwares - PAM CRASH/SAFE, LSDYNA, MADYMO,
PC CRASH, HYPERMESH, ANSYS, RADIOSS.
Air bag simulation at Impact Lab ►

Vibration Research Lab


Rotor/Gear Dynamics, Static and Dynamic
Balancing, Prognosis of Rotors, Modal Analy-
sis of Rotors, LMS system, Active/Passive
Vibration Control
Softwares - ProE, LabVIEW, MATLAB
◄ Dynamic Testing Machine at Vibration Research Lab

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STUDENTS PROFILE
Ninad P. Kulkarni
ninadcoolkarni@gmail.com
M.Tech. project : Dynamic
Analysis Of Geared Rotor Systems
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The dynamic behavior of a geared rotor system is


not only dependant on mass imbalance as in case
of simple rotor systems, but it involves
contribution of many other complicated factors.
The analysis of geared rotor systems involves -
♦ Study of factors affecting dynamics of geared rotor systems, such as Mesh
stiffness variation, Backlash, Damping, Tooth errors, Friction etc.
♦ Establishing mathematical model of the system.
♦ Dynamic response analysis (unbalance & transient) of the model using FE
method.
♦ Extending the study to condition monitoring of geared rotor systems i.e.
predicting faults in gear teeth like crack, surface crater etc. from the vibration
response.

Ganesh R. Kakade
grkakade@gmail.com
M.Tech. project: Pedestrian-Car
Crash Reconstruction and Injury
Correlation

♦ Objective of work is to develop a methodology


to simulate real life pedestrian car accidents
and correlate injury predictions with known
injury data.
♦ Pedestrian-Car accidents data collection at
Birmingham Automotive Safety Centre,
University of Birmingham, UK.
♦ Estimation of kinematics of pedestrian by
simulation of accidents in MADYMO software.
♦ Use of this kinematics results for head injury
correlation by head impact simulation in
Radioss/Pam-crash software using ULP head
model.

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STUDENTS PROFILE
Praveen Kumar Singh
praveen.mech.iitd@gmail.com
M.Tech. project : Design of two de-
gree of freedom Haptic Device
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Aim is to design a Haptic device for simulating a


medical procedure like epidural injection and medi-
cal training to see, touch and manipulate realistic
models of biological tissues and organs. Creation of
such a system would include
• Mechanism with desired degree of freedom, low-
complexity.
• Providing singularity free zones, good ergonomics
and comfort
♦ Superior and known performance characteristics
such as computational efficiency, higher stiffness,
stability.

Gaurav Singh
mechgauravsingh@gmail.com
M.Tech. project: Studies in Operational Modal Analysis of Me-
chanical Structures

The objectives of present work are:-


♦ To perform operational modal
analysis of simple structure and its
comparison with experimental mo-
dal analysis and finite element
analysis.
♦ To perform operational modal
analysis of automotive substruc-
tures.
♦ To attempt operational modal analysis under operating conditions.

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STUDENTS PROFILE
Jagdish M.
jagdish016@gmail.com
M.Tech. project: Electro-
Magnetic Controller For Rotor
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Vibration Control

This project proposes an active vibration control scheme for controlling


transverse vibration of a rotor shaft due to unbalance and presents a
theoretical and experimental study. The technique uses electromagnetic
exciters mounted on the stator at a plane, in general away from the
conventional support locations, around the rotor shaft for applying suitable
force of actuation over an air gap to control transverse vibration. Suitable
force of actuation is achieved by varying the control current in the exciters
depending upon a proportional and derivative control law applied to the
displacement of the rotor section fed back by pick-ups with respect to the
non-rotating position of the section taken as the reference.

Priti Yadav
pritiyadav14@gmail.com
M.Tech. project: Finite element analysis
of knee joint prostheses.

Total knee replacement (TKR) has long been the


standard operation to relieve pain and restore range
of motion to knee joints damaged by osteoarthritis.
But the major problem associated with TKR is
implants cost and their life. From the current available
knee implants it has been forecasted that frequency
of revision surgery will be 270 thousand per year by
2030.With the increment in the knee replacements every year the need for
the knee prostheses are increasing not only in quantity but also in quality in
terms of the life of knee implants. To achieve this goal this project is aimed to
review finite element analysis of natural knee as well as knee prostheses
under different daily routine (walking, stair raising etc.) loading cycles.

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STUDENTS PROFILE
Madhava Krishna Tippa
krish321@gmail.com
M.Tech. project : Identification
of Dynamic Forces Using Modal
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Analysis

The knowledge of dynamic forces in a me-


chanical system subject to operational excitations is beneficial from the as-
pects of design, control and diagnosis of the system. There are a great num-
ber of engineering problems where direct measurement of forces is not possi-
ble. Under such conditions, the dynamic forces are estimated by using meas-
ured responses from vibration sensors mounted on the structure. The project
work intends to develop a model of force identification technique to identify
dynamic forces (e.g. harmonic, periodic and impact) acting on arbitrary struc-
tures using measured responses, and also to study the relative performance
of the widely used techniques for force identification in frequency domain.

Purna Chandra Rao Kommuru


purna.kommuru@gmail.com
M.Tech. project: Dynamic Analysis
of Multistage Bladed Disc Systems

This project work deals with dynamic behavior of multistage bladed disc rotor.
The rotor may have several bladed discs on the shaft, with each disc contain-
ing fairly large number of blades. The blades may be pretwisted, tapered and
staggered, with aerofoil section. Study of vibration in multistage bladed disc is
as follows:

♦ Calculation of normal modes and natural frequencies for individual compo-


nents and complete rotor, by using any FEM software (ANSYS).
♦ The calculated natural frequencies obtained for the blade, the shaft, the
bladed discs are to be analyzed to discover the resonance conditions and
coupling effects.
♦ Investigate the effect of shaft flexibility on the dynamic characteristics of
the bladed discs and the coupling effects between the shaft and bladed
disc modes.

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STUDENTS PROFILE
Monojit kumar Choudhury
manoj05apr@gmail.com
M.Tech. project : Finite Element Model Updating
and Dynamic Design of Spot Welded Structures
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♦ Many structures in mechanical engineering which involve thin


metal sheets are fabricated by spot welding process. Such
structures are widely used in automobiles and transportation
industries.
♦ Due to many spot welds that go in the fabricated structures
the modeling of these spot welds has a great influence on the
dynamics of the entire spot-welded structures. SPOT WELD MODEL

♦ The current work attempts to find out the degree of co-relation that exists be-
tween the numerical models of such spot welded structures with that of dynamic
test.
♦ To improve the accuracy of the numerical model to represent the results from
dynamic test which will be done by model updating. This will be followed by
structural dynamic modified studies using updated model.

Sridhar Vanka
sridhar468@gmail.com
M.Tech. project: Active Vibration Control Of Rotors

The objective of the present


work is to control the transverse
vibration response of a rotor-
shaft and increase the stability
limit speed of the system by
applying based on nominal
position fed back by proximity
pick-ups. Similarly experiments
would be carried. This work has
been attempted by modeling the rotor material with the internal material
damping to predict the stability limit speed. Finite element method is used to
discretize the continuum and write the equations of motion.

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STUDENTS PROFILE
Ramakrishna Reddy Y.
rkreddy.iitd@gmail.com
M.Tech. project : Analysis and Design of a Magnetorheological
Fluid based Squeeze Film Damper with Feedback Control
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It is commonly known that about 80 to


90% of high speed rotating machinery
use ball bearings due to its light weight,
low friction, and ease in its installation,
except inherent damping characteristics.
In order to impart good damping to ball
bearings, squeeze film dampers (SFD)
based on magnetorheological fluid (MRF)
can be efficiently utilized. Use of MRF in SFD offers variable damping charac-
teristics due to change in its rheological behavior by externally applied mag-
netic field.

Ajay Yadav
ajiitd@gmail.com
M.Tech. project: Condition
Monitoring Of Gear Box

Conditioning monitoring seeks to monitor


the health of the machine by taking vibration,
acoustics, and temperature measurements.
During operation, each element contributes to the overall vibration of the
machine. Following steps are involved in condition monitoring of gear box:
♦ Need of condition monitoring and study of causes for the defects in gears.
♦ Experiments on the gear test rig setup with the help of sensors and
software.
♦ Use of various techniques (frequency domain analysis) to analyze the
experimental results such as Frequency Spectrum, Cepstrum Analysis,
Wavelet technique etc.
♦ Analyze the results to get the location of the defect and take proper
remedial action.

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STUDENTS PROFILE
Chintala Kranthi Teja
teja.terenaam@gmail.com
M.Tech. project : SHPB
For Bones
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Side impact crashes are identified to be taking place at high strain rates and
shoulder bones are critical in side impact crashes and their dynamic proper-
ties at these strain rates are not characterized. For the safety of vehicles and
prevention of devastating fractures in side impact crashes the dynamic prop-
erties of shoulder bones need to be characterized. So for characterizing dy-
namic mechanical properties of bones SHPB technique is selected.
Objectives:
♦ Characterization of dynamic mechanical properties of shoulder bones us-
ing SPLIT HOPKINSON PRESSURE BAR Technique.
♦ To identify the effect of Variation in mechanical properties at different loca-
tions on shoulder bones.
♦ Developing simulations to observe the behavior of the response of shoul-
der bones using dynamic properties.

Vinay Kumar Khemka


khemka.vinay@gmail.com
M.Tech. project: Conceptual design
of an Omni-directional walking simu-
lator

The aim of this project is to evaluate technolo-


gies, techniques, and strategies for using virtual
environment for combat training and to design a locomotion interface proto-
type. The focus of the virtual environment system is training and mission re-
hearsal. Thus following analysis and processes are involved in this project.
♦ Identification and study of design issues and dynamic behavior of a motion
platform
♦ Prototype development of the motion platform
♦ Study of various controlling aspects and developing a control scheme that
allow the user to walk naturally on the platform
♦ Development and Implementation of the controlling programs on the proto-
type

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FACULTY
Prof. Anoop Chawla Dr. Subodh V. Modak
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Ph.D. IIT Kanpur Ph.D.


Research Interest-CAD, CAE, Dynamics, Research Interest-Finite Element Model Updating,
Bio- Mechanics, AI and Expert Systems for Modal Analysis, Vibration.
Design and Manufacturing

Dr. Ashish K. Darpe Prof. Sudipto Mukherjee

Ph.D. IIT Delhi Ph.D. Ohio State Univ., U.S.A.


Research Interest-Condition Monitoring, Rotor Research Interest-Mechanical System Design,
Dynamics, Vibration Computer Controlled Mechanisms, Dynamics,
Biomechanics.

Dr. Jayant K. Dutt Dr. Rahul Ribeiro

Ph.D. Ph.D. Texas A&M University


Research Interest-Rotor Dynamics, Vibration and Research Interest-Biomaterials, Tribology, Tis-
Control. sue Properties.

Prof. Kshitij Gupta Prof. S. K. Saha

Ph.D. Ph.D. McGill Univ., Canada


Research Interest-Vibrations, Mechanical Research Interest-Robotics and Mechanisms &
Design, Rotor Dynamics, Composite Materials. Multibody Dynamics

Prof. T. K. Kundra Prof. S. P. Singh

Ph.D. Ph.D.
Research Interest-Mechanical System Design, Research Interest-Dynamics of Rotating
Concurrent Engg, Vibration Design, CAD/CAM, Machinery, Composite Materials, Machine
Finite Element Model Updating Design, Active Vibration Control.

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SOFTWARES
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PAST RECRUITERS
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CONTACTS

Head of Department,  Programme Coordinator, 
Mechanical Engineering,  M. Tech Design of mechanical 
Prof. J.P. Subrahmanyam,  equipment, 
Room No. 265, Block II,  Prof. S. Mukherjee,  
Tel: +91‐11‐2659 6139,  Room No. 430, Block II, 
Fax: +91‐11‐2658 2053,  Tel: +91‐11‐26559 1138, 
hodme@mech.iitd.ac.in.  Fax: +91‐11‐2658 2053, 
sudipto@mech.iitd.ac.in  

Student Coordinator, 
Vinay Kumar Khemka, 
Tel: 09953079225, 
khemka.vinay@gmail.com