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G. SARAVANA KUMAR

Professor

Engineering Design, IIT Madras

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Research Interests

CAD

Design Optimization

Design for Additive Manufacturing

Orthopedic Bio-mechanics

Biomedical Image Processing


I am G. Saravana Kumar, Professor at Department of Engineering Design, IIT Madras. I teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the areas of functional and conceptual design, design for manufacturing and assembly, computer aided design, optimization and rapid product development.

As a scholar, my research aims at development of representational and computational tools for virtual and physical prototyping applied to arrive at solutions to design problems. Some of the specific research areas include CAD, Design Optimization, Design for Additive Manufacturing, Orthopedic Bio-mechanics and Biomedical Image Processing.

I closely work with Industry in the above areas to deliver practical solutions.

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Special Seminar: Professor Narayan Yoganandan, Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA, gave a talk on Human Tolerance to Injury and Response to Disease: Biomechanical Experiments and Finite Element Modeling as per the following details. ED 103, IIT Madras, Chennai 28, June 2019 10 AM

Special Seminar: Prof. Anoop Chawla, Coordinator, Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Program, Henry Ford Chair, and Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Delhi gave a talk on Issues in FE Based Human Body Modeling as per the following details. ED 103, IIT Madras, Chennai 28, June 2019 2 PM

Jobin D John defended his PhD thesis on Influence of morphological variations on cervical spine biomechanics as per the following details. ED 103, IIT Madras, Chennai 28, June 2019 11 AM

Shashwat presented a poster on Heat transfer optimization in wavy tube in 13th World Congress of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (WCSMO). Beijing 20-24, May 2019

Prof. Saravana Kumar gave an invited lecture on DfAM considerations for Generative Design: a case study with FDM parts, STTP on Design for Additive Manufacturing, IIITDM Kancheepuram. Chennai 6-10, May 2019

Prof. Saravana Kumar gave a keynote lecture on Influence Of Cervical Spine Curvature On Range Of Motion Under Physiological Loading, 3rd International Conference on Clinical Orthopedics & Spine Biomechanics, Indian Spine Injuries Center. New Delhi 26-28, Apr 2019










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Academic Appointments

Professor, Department of Engineering Design, IIT Madras
Mar 2019 - Current

Associate Professor, Department of Engineering Design, IIT Madras
Jul 2013 - Feb 2019

Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering Design, IIT Madras
Dec 2008 - Jun 2013

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Guwahati
Dec 2004 - Nov 2008




Education

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
1999 - 2004

PhD in Mechanical Engineering


National Institute of Technology Trichy
1997 - 1998

Master of Engineering with specialization in Welding Engineering


University of Madras
1993 - 1997

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering















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Note: # IF : Journal Impact Factor. The values shown are the values corresponding to the period of publication.

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  • Jamie L. Baisden, Jobin D. John, Saravana Kumar G., N. Yoganandan, Vertebral Level-dependent Kinematics of Female and Male Necks under G+x loading, Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS), Kissimmee, Florida, 19-22 Aug 2019.
  • Shashwat Joshi, Saravana Kumar G., and Sreenivas Jayanthi, Heat transfer optimization in wavy tube, 13th World Congress of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (WCSMO), Beijing, China, 20-24 May 2019.
  • Jamie Baisden, Jobin D. John, Narayan Yoganandan, and Saravana Kumar, G., A dynamic multi-segmental finite element model of rear-impact cervical whiplash: Role of spine morphological variations and head inertial properties on segmental rotations , 35th Annual Meeting Cervical Spine Research Society - Europe, Rome. 22–24 May 2019.
  • Jamie Baisden, Jobin D. John, Narayan Yoganandan, and Saravana Kumar G., Cervical spine morphology and ligament property variations: a finite element study of their influence on sagittal bending characteristics , 35th Annual Meeting Cervical Spine Research Society - Europe, Rome. 22–24 May 2019.
  • Shashwat Joshi, and Saravana Kumar G., Heat Transfer Optimization in Wavy Tubes, 2nd NCMDAO conference, Bengaluru. 22-23 March, 2019.
  • Neel Shah, and Saravana Kumar G., Support Structure Design for Enhanced Heat Transfer in Metal Additive Manufacturing, 2nd NCMDAO conference, Bengaluru. 22-23 March, 2019.
  • Ramu P., and Saravana Kumar G., 2019, Bringing Industry to Classrooms: Experiences in Conducting a Product Design Laboratory, In: Chakrabarti A. (eds) Research into Design for a Connected World (Proceedings of ICoRD 2019, IISc Bangalore). Part of "Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies" series, vol 135. Springer, Singapore.
  • Nandhini Raju, Balaganesan, G., and Saravana Kumar G., Energy Consumption of Welding Based Additively Manufactured Materials,In: Shunmugam M., Kanthababu M. (eds) Advances in Additive Manufacturing and Joining. Lecture Notes on Multidisciplinary Industrial Engineering. Springer, Singapore 2020. (Proceedings of AIMTDR 2018)
  • Gokulakrishnan, J. and Saravana Kumar, G. Experimental and Numerical Investigation of the Flexural Behavior of Fused Deposition Modelling Parts , In: Shunmugam M., Kanthababu M. (eds) Advances in Additive Manufacturing and Joining. Lecture Notes on Multidisciplinary Industrial Engineering. Springer, Singapore 2020.(Proceedings of AIMTDR 2018)
  • Jobin D. John, Saravana Kumar G., Mike W. J. Arun, N. Yoganandan, Which Geometric Variations in the Cervical Spine influence Vertebral Rotations under Combined Loading?, International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury, Annual Conference, Athens, Greece, September 2018.
  • Gokulakrishnan J. and Saravana Kumar G. Optimum Adaptive Slicing Considering the Layer Strength of Fused Deposition Modelling Parts, In: proceedings of 6th International Conference on Engineering Optimization, pp. 442-452, Springer, Cham. 2019. (6thInternational Conference on Engineering Optimization (EngOpt 2018), Lisbon)
  • Jobin D. John, Mike W. J. Arun, N. Yoganandan, Saravana Kumar G., Contribution of segmental size, disc height and facet joint variations to cervical spine dynamic response, World Congress of Biomechanics, Dublin, Ireland, July 2018.
  • Jobin D. John, Mike W. J. Arun, N. Yoganandan, Saravana Kumar G., How do morphological variations influence cervical spine range of motion in physiological loading?, World Congress of Biomechanics, Dublin, Ireland. July 2018
  • Jobin D. John, N. Yoganandan , Mike W. J. Arun, Saravana Kumar G., Jamie L Baisden, Influence Of Cervical Spine Curvature On Range Of Motion Under Physiological Loading, In: Global Spine Journal, 2018, Vol. 8 (IS) pp. 195S-196S. (Global Spine Congress 2018, Singapore.)
  • Jobin D. John, Mike W. J. Arun, N. Yoganandan, Saravana Kumar G., Influence of curvature on adjacent segment responses after uninstrumented corpectomy, European Cervical Spine Research Society 34th Annual Meeting , Lisbon, Portugal, May 2018.
  • Jobin D. John, N. Yoganandan, Mike W. J. Arun, Saravana Kumar G., Contribution of Forces and Morphology to Segmental Rotation during Combined Loading of Cervical Spine: Investigation using Parametric Finite Element Models, International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury, Asia Conference, Lonavala, India, April 2018.
  • Jothibabu G. and Saravana Kumar G., Surrogate Based Sensitivity Analysis of Part Strength due to Process Parameters in Fused Deposition Modelling In: Procedia Computer Science, 133, 772-778, 2018. (RoSMa2018, IIITDM Kancheepuram)
  • Gokulakrishnan J, Saravana Kumar G., Surrogate based sensitivity analysis of part strength due to process parameters in fused deposition modeling, NCMDAO conference, IISc Bengaluru, 23-24 March 2018.
  • Jobin D. John, Saravana Kumar G., Mike W. J. Arun, Narayan Yoganandan, Metamodel-based sensitivity analysis of spine segmental stiffness variations due to vertebral geometry, NCMDAO conference, IISc Bengaluru, 23-24 March 2018.
  • Ravi Khatri, Saravana Kumar G., Vicky Varghese, Sunil Sharma, H. S. Chhabra, Pull out Strength Prediction: A Machine learning Approach , NCMDAO conference, IISc Bengaluru, 23-24 March 2018.
  • John, Jobin D., Narayan Yoganandan, Mike W. J. Arun, and Saravana Kumar G.,Sagittal Curvature and Vertebra Axial Geometry Effects on Cervical Spine Global and Local Responses In: International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury (IRCOBI) Conference, Antwerp, Belgium, 13-15 Sept 2017.
  • Ravi Khatri, V. Varghese, Saravana Kumar G., Design Exploration for Patient Specific Pedicle Screw , In: The 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 17), July 2017, Jeju Island, South Korea.
  • Sajaysurya Ganesh, Saravana Kumar G., Evolutionary Algorithms for Programming Pneumatic Sequential Circuit Controllers, In: Procedia Manufacturing (27th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing, FAIM2017, 27-30 June 2017, Modena, Italy), 11:1726-1734, 2017.
  • John Jobin D., Mike W. J. Arun, Saravana Kumar G. and Narayan Yoganandan. Cervical Spine Finite Element Model with Anatomically Accurate Asymmetric Intervertebral Discs, In: Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference, June 24-27, 2017. Tucson, Arizona.
  • John Jobin D., Mike W. J. Arun, Narayan Yoganandan, Saravana Kumar G. Mapping Block-Based Morphing for Subject-Specific Spine Finite Element Models. , In: 54th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium & 54th International ISA Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation Symposium 2017, Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation Volume 53, ISA Volume 512, March 30-31, 2017, Denver, Colorado.
  • V. Varghese, Saravana Kumar G., and V. Krishnan, Comparison of meta modelling techniques to develop pullout strength calculator for pedicle screw implant, Computational science symposium, March 2017, IISc Banglore, India.
  • Jiyo. S. Athertya, Saravana Kumar G., Data augmentation techniques for classifying vertebral bodies from MR images, In: R S., Sharma M. (eds) Data Science Analytics and Applications. DaSAA 2017. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 804. Springer, Singapore 2018.
  • Jiyo.S. Athertya, Saravana Kumar G, Sensitivity analysis on effect of biomechanical factors for classifying vertebral deformities , In: Abraham A., Cherukuri A., Madureira A., Muda A. (eds) Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Soft Computing and Pattern Recognition (SoCPaR 2016). SoCPaR 2016. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 614. Springer, Cham. 2018
  • Sivakumar A, Palaniappan Ramu, Saravana Kumar G., Sandipan Bandyopadhyay, Design of a Four-bar mechanism to guide the motion of a falling tube, Proc. of IPRoMM 2016, VNIT Nagpur, 22-23 Dec 2016.
  • Sivakumar A, Saravana Kumar G., Sandipan Bandyopadhyay, Palaniappan Ramu, HuMotor: A humane way to utilize human efforts at a workplace, Proc. of IPRoMM 2016, VNIT Nagpur, 22-23 Dec 2016.
  • Vicky Varghese, Venkatesh, K., and Saravana Kumar G., A Finite Element Analysis Based Sensitivity Studies on Pullout Strength of Pedicle Screw in Synthetic Osteoporotic Bone Models, IEEE EMBS Conference of Biomedical, Engineering and Sciences, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 04-08 Dec 2016.
  • Jiyo.S. Athertya, Saravana Kumar, G., Segmentation of vertebral bodies using active shape model, International Conference on Scientific Computing (ICASC2016), Dept. of Mathematics, IIT-Madras, 28-30 Nov 2016.
  • N Parameswara Rao, K. Arul Prakash and Saravana Kumar G., Analysis of total head loss in various configurations of spiral casing: a numerical study, In: Proc. ASME. 50619 Volume 7: Fluids Engineering, V007T09A072. November 11, 2016. (ASME 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Phoenix, USA, November 11-17, 2016)
  • Vivek Velivela and Saravana Kumar G., A Finite Element Model to Predict the Part Strength of Fused Deposition Modeling Printed Parts, In: Proc. ASME. 50527 Volume 2: Advanced Manufacturing, V002T02A067. November 11, 2016 (ASME 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Phoenix, USA, November 11-17, 2016)
  • Suresh J. A., Saravana Kumar G., Palaniappan Ramu, Jayaganthan R., Fatigue life characterization of additively manufactured acrylic like poly-jet printed parts, In: Prakash R., Jayaram V., Saxena A. (eds) Advances in Structural Integrity. Springer, Singapore 2018. (First Structural Integrity Conference and Exhibition (SICE-2016), Bangalore, July 4-6, 2016)
  • Saravana Kumar G., Katiyar S.K., and Chand A.K.B, Affine Fractal Interpolation Functions for Multi-valued Data,In: Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Developments in Science, Management and Engineering, Trichy, India, April 15-16, 2016.
  • Jiyo.S. Athertya, Saravana Kumar G., Segmentation and Labelling of Human Spine MR Images Using Fuzzy Clustering, The Second International Conference on Computer Science, Engineering and Information Technology (CSITY 2016) Chennai, India, April 02-03, 2016.
  • Jiyo.S.Athertya, Thiyagarajan R., and Saravana Kumar G., Segmentation of lumbar vertebrae from MRI using expectation maximization and hidden markov random fields, International Conference on Biomedical Systems, Signals and Images, IIT Madras, Chennai, India , 24-26, February 2016.
  • Vicky Varghese, Venkatesh K., and Saravana Kumar G., Simulation of axial pull out of pedicle screw in synthetic bone models, International Conference on Biomedical Systems, Signals and Images, IIT Madras, Chennai, India , 24-26, February 2016.
  • Aravind Baskar, Saravana Kumar G., and Sandipan Bandyopadhyay, Design of a static balancing mechanism for coordinated motion of an external load, In: Proc. of 2nd International and 17th National Conference on Machines and Mechanism, IIT Kanpur, India, 16-18, Decemeber 2015.
  • Vicky Varghese, Venkatesh K., and Saravana Kumar G., Pull out strength of pedicle screw in normal and osteoporotic bone model, In: IEEE Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, Miri, Malaysia , 8-10, December 2014.
  • Jiyo.S.Athertya, and Saravana Kumar G., Automatic initialization for segmentation of medical images based on active contour, In: IEEE Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, Miri, Malaysia , 8-10, December 2014.
  • Karthik Vijayakumar, Saravana Kumar G., Sandipan Bandyopadhyay, Investigations on different geometric elements for Quadtree-based scanning of 2D spaces, In: Proceedings of CAD 2014, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 23-26, June 2014.
  • Parameswara Rao, N., Arul Prakash, K., and Saravana Kumar G., Comparison of spiral casing designs of hydraulic turbine using SUPG finite element method- a numerical study, CAE 2013, IIT Madras, 19-21 December 2013.
  • Bathula, K.K, Ramu, P., and Saravana Kumar G., Reliability Synthesis of Path Generating Linkages and Cost Optimization Using Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm, CAE 2013, IIT Madras, 19-21st December 2013.
  • Kumar, K., Saravana Kumar G., A study on surface roughness of rapid prototypes fabricated using poly-jet 3D printing system, CAE 2013, IIT Madras, 19-21st December 2013.
  • Mahipal Reddy, Saravana Kumar G., and Chand A.K.B, Fractal splines using derivative boundary conditions, CAE 2013, IIT Madras, 19-21st December 2013.
  • Chand, A.K.B, Katiyar, S.K., and Saravana Kumar G., A New Class of Rational Fractal Functions for Curve Fitting, In Proc. of CAE 2013, IIT Madras, 19-21st December 2013.
  • Jaideep Badduri, Rangaprasad Arun Srivatsan, Saravana Kumar G., and Sandipan Bandyopadhyay, Coupler-Curve Synthesis via Multi-Objective Optimisation Using NSGA-II, In Proc. of iNaCoMM 2013, IIT Roorkee, 18-20, December 2013.
  • Kumar K. and Saravana Kumar G., Experimental investigation of surface roughness in parts fabricated using poly-jet 3D printing system, International Conference & Exhibition on Additive Manufacturing Technologies, Bangalore, India, 7-8 October 2013.
  • Saravana Kumar G., and Kumar K., Surface roughness investigation and prediction models for poly-jet 3D printed parts, In: Proc. of 6th International Conference on Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping, Leiria, Portugal, 1-5 October 2013.
  • Jaideep Badduri, Srivatsan R. A., Saravana Kumar G. and Sandipan Bandyopadhyay, Coupler-curve synthesis of a planar four-bar mechanism using a genetic algorithm based optimisation method, In: Bui L.T., Ong Y.S., Hoai N.X., Ishibuchi H., Suganthan P.N. (eds) Simulated Evolution and Learning. SEAL 2012. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7673. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2012.
  • Sajay Surya G. and and Saravana Kumar G., Hybrid Intelligent Systems for Pneumatic Sequential Circuit Design, 11th International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS), Universiti Teknikal Malaysia, Melaka, Malaysia, December 05 - 08, 2011.
  • Chowdary P.V., Saravana Kumar G. and Palaniappan Ramu, A Reliability Based Robust Multi-objective Optimal Synthesis of Linkage Mechanisms Considering Tolerances, In Proc. of 15th National Conference on Machines and Mechanisms (NaCoMM), IIT Madras, Chennai, India, November 30 - December 02, 2011.
  • Saravana Kumar G. and Manu Gupta, Patient specific parametric geometric modelling of cementless hip prosthesis, In Proc. of 5th International Conference on Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping, Leiria, Portugal,28 September - 01 October 2011.
  • Manish Kadam, Manu Gupta, P.V. Sivaprasad, Saravana Kumar G. and Olle Wijk, Modelling and finite element analysis of stress distribution in total hip replacement using different material combinations, International Conference of World-Class Technology in Materials and Manufacturing (M& MT 2011), Pune, March 8-10, 2011.
  • Sudhir Kindo, Amitava Ghosh and Saravana Kumar G., Methodology to estimate grit density of abrasives bonded in single layer configuration, In Proc of 3rd International and 24th AIMTDR conference, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, December 13-15, 2010.
  • Susanta Kumar Dey, Ganesh Narayanan R. and Saravana Kumar G., Computing the tensile behavior of tailor welded blanks by ANN based expert system, In Proc. of 3rd International and 24th AIMTDR conference, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, December 13-15, 2010.
  • Aditya Arikere, Saravana Kumar G., and Sandipan Bandyopadhyay, Optimisation of double wishbone suspension system using multi-objective genetic algorithm, In: Deb K. et al. (eds) Simulated Evolution and Learning. SEAL 2010. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6457. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (SEAL 2010, IIT Kanpur, December 2010)
  • Susanta Kumar Dey, Ganesh Narayanan R. and Saravana Kumar G., Prediction of tensile behavior of DP 590 steel tailor welded blanks by ANN, In Proc. of ICMST 2010, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 2010.
  • Abhishek Dhumal, Ganesh Narayanan R. and Saravana Kumar G., Estimation of tailor-welded blank parameters for acceptable tensile behaviour using ANN, In: S. Choudary et.al. (Eds.): PReMI 2009, LNCS 5909, pp. 140-145, 2009.
  • Siva Krishna K., Ganesh Narayanan R., Saravana Kumar G., Simulation based expert system to predict the forming limit of tailor welded blanks, 3rd International congress on Computational mechanics and simulation (ICCMS - 09), IIT Bombay, December 1-5th, 2009, pp. 227-228.
  • Saravana Kumar G. and Pandithevan P., Fractal tool paths for layered manufacturing of scaffolds with matched bone properties, 4th International Conference on Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping, Leiria, Portugal, 6-10 October 2009. In: P.J. Bartolo et al. (Eds.):Innovative developments in design and manufacturing - Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping, 2009, Taylor & Francis. (ISBN 978-0-415-87307-9)
  • Appa Rao A and Saravana Kumar G., Fractal tool paths for layered manufacturing, In: M.S. Shunmugam & N. Ramesh Babu (Eds.): Competitive Manufacturing-Proceedings of the 2nd International & 23rd AIMTDR Conference, IIT Madras, December 2008, pp. 1103-1108 (ISBN 81-904235-7-6).
  • Veerababu K., Ganesh Narayanan R. and Saravana Kumar G., Prediction of deep drawing behavior of tailor welded blanks using ANN, In: M.S. Shunmugam & N. Ramesh Babu (Eds.): Competitive Manufacturing-Proceedings of the 2nd International & 23rd AIMTDR Conference, IIT Madras, December 2008, pp. 97-103 (ISBN 81-904235-7-6).
  • Saravana Kumar G., Multimaterial representation in CAD using material features, International Conference on Product Lifecycle Modelling, Simulation and Synthesis, NAL, Bangalore, November, 2008.
  • Pandithevan P. and Saravana Kumar G., Reverse engineering subject specific human femoral bone with cortical porosity data, International Conference & Exhibition on Total Engineering, Analysis & Manufacturing Technologies, IISc Bangalore, September, 2008.
  • Venkateshwara Chowdary P. and Saravana Kumar G., Muli-objective optimization of path generating linkage mechanisms, IISc Centenary - International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Bangalore, July, 2008.
  • Veerababu K., Ganesh Narayanan R. and Saravana Kumar G., Prediction of tensile behavior of tailor welded blanks using ANN, IISc Centenary - International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Bangalore, July, 2008.
  • Pandithevan P, Saravana Kumar G., Optimal allocation of weights for NURBS curve fitting, Proc. of International Conference on Computer Aided Engineering, IIT Madras, India, December, 2007, pp. 366-374 (ISBN 978-81-904235-3-3).
  • Sanka Sai Babu, Saravana Kumar G., Triangular mesh generation over an arbitrary two-dimensional domain by hybrid advancing front technique, Proc. of 2nd International Congress on Computational Mechanics and Simulation, IIT Guwahati, India, December, 2006, Vol. 1, pp. 941-948, I.K. International New Delhi India (ISBN 81-89866-16-8). Book Link @ Amazon
  • Ramesh Meena, Saravana Kumar G., Shasrabudhe A. D., Feature based modelling, analysis and design of axial fan impeller, Proc. of International Conference on Global Manufacturing and Innovation, Coimbatore, India, July 27-29, 2006.
  • Saravana Kumar G., Kalra P. K. and Dhande S. G., Parameter estimation for b-spline curve fitting using neural networks, Proc. of 2nd International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Singapore, December 15-18, 2003, Paper No. PS09-3-02 (ISSN: 0219-6131).
  • Saravana Kumar G., Kalra P. K. and Dhande S. G., Hybridization of GA, ANN and classical optimization for b-spline curve fitting, Proc. of 3rdInternational Conference Hybrid Intelligent Systems, Melbourne, Australia, December 14-17, 2003, pp. 897-906, IOS Press Netherlands (ISBN 1 58603 394 8).
  • Saravana Kumar G., Kalra P. K. and Dhande S. G., Parameter optimization for b-spline fitting using genetic algorithms, Proc. of2003Congress of Evolutionary Computation, Canberra, Australia, December 8-12, 2003, Vol. 3, pp. 1871-1878 (ISBN 0-7803-7804-0).
  • Yugandara Rao P., Saravana Kumar G. and Dhande S. G., A modeler for feature-based design of saddletrees, Proc. of 2nd National Conference on Computer Integrated Design & Manufacturing, Coimbatore, India, November 28-29, 2003.
  • Saravana Kumar G., Kalra P. K. and Dhande S. G., Direct layered manufacturing of point sampled geometry, Proc. of 1st International Conference on Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping, Leiria, Portugal, October 1-4, 2003, pp. 131-138 (ISBN 972-99023-0-5).
  • Yugandara Rao P., Saravana Kumar G., and Dhande S. G., Feature based modeling of saddletree shapes, Proc. of International Conference on CAD, CAM, Robotics and Autonomous Factories, IIT Delhi, India, August 11-13, 2003.
  • Saravana Kumar G., Kalra P. K. and Dhande S. G., An approach to direct rapid prototyping of point sample models, Proc. of 1st International Symposium on Rapid Prototyping and Tooling, Bangalore, India, June 6-7, 2003.
  • Saravana Kumar G., Kalra P. K. and Dhande S. G., Curve and surface reconstruction from points: an approach based on self-organizing maps, Proc. of NUM 3D - The 8th international rendez-vous for 3d digitisation and modelling professionals, Paris, April 23-24, 2003.
  • Jain M. L., Dhande S. G., Saravana Kumar G., Rastogi S., Shukla M., Gupta, T. V. K., Preliminary study of clubfoot deformity in new born baby by rapid prototype models, Proc. of International Congress on Biological and Medical Engineering, Singapore, December 4-7, 2002.
  • Shukla M., Saravana Kumar G., Siva Prasad K., Dhande S. G., Finite element analysis of 3 wheeler chassis,Proc. Of 46th Congress of ISTAM, Hamirpur, India, December 19-22, 2001.
  • Tandon P., Shukla M., Siva Prasad K., Saravana Kumar G., Bansal V., Mathematical modeling and simulation of scooter suspension system, Proc. of National Conference on Mathematical and Computational Models, Coimbatore, India, December 27-28, 2001, pp. 271-277, Allied Publishers India (ISBN 81-7764-230-8).
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  • Nandan N Pitre, Pranav Muppirishetty, Rishii Nandhan K N, Shrey S V, Tejasvin Srinivasan, G. Saravana Kumar, Palaniappan Ramu, Automatic gear transmission mechanism for bicycles using continuous variable transmission gears, 1369/CHE/2015,March 19, 2015.
  • Matha Sai Akhil, Sandeep Rajkumar, Sai Sri Harsha Gangasani, Vamshi Pavan, Saketh Chennamasetty,Palaniappan Ramu, G. SaravanaKumar, A push button mechanism for time change in analog wrist watch, 5861/CHE/2014, Nov 24, 2014.
  • M.Prathyusha, V.Naga Sowjanya, Rajeevi Rathod, Nivea Valsaraj, Aditi Malpani, Palaniappan Ramu, G. Saravana Kumar, Joint Mechanism for Modular Jewellery, 5601/CHE/2014, Nov 07,2014.
  • Derek D Kuttikkat, Aswin R, Muhammed Shahidh, Mohammed Safwan KP, P.Bharath Kumar, Palaniappan Ramu, G. Saravana Kumar, Integrated Watch Crown Battery-Battery placed inside crown of the watch, 6341/CHE/2014
  • Aayush Maloo, Anant Gupta, Anupam Chandra, Sujata, Dheepika, Palaniappan Ramu, G. Saravana Kumar, Loop based adjustable metal strap using key-presser, 4296/CHE/2014, Sep 03, 2014.
  • Sagar Sathrasala, Vamsi Krishna Gujjala, Ningthoujam Nelson Singh, Mohit Kumar Meena, Palaniappan Ramu, G. Saravana Kumar, A screw type adjustable linkage interface for strap assembly, 4295/CHE/2014, Sep 03, 2015.
  • Sagar Joshi, Neeraj Gadkari, Rakesh N Rao, Piyush Kumar Maske, Sai Teja Dommeti, Palaniappan Ramu, G. Saravana Kumar, Variable speed mechanism to eliminate chain shifting in bicycles, 5862/CHE/2014, Nov 24, 2014.
  • Abishek Karunagaran, Arun Raghupathy, Athul Vijayan, Maharishi RB, Palaniappan Ramu, G. Saravana Kumar, Use of Super-Absorbent polymers for drying in washing machines, 146/CHE/2015
  • Siddharth Dash, Sachin K Sunny, Ghanshyam Karol, Rohit Janagal, Palaniappan Ramu, G. Saravana Kumar, Piston mechanism in vacuum drying washing machine, 5973/CHE/2014, Nov 28, 2014
  • Saurav Agarwal, Sivasankar Arul, Edward Jero, Murali K Karnam, Sandipan Bandyopadhyay, G Saravana Kumar, Palaniappan Ramu Measurement of pressure on the wall of a rotating drum, 5972/CHE/2014, Nov 28, 2014
  • Rohan Chavan, Aneesh Bhir, Dhruvesh Patel, Ruturaj Bargal, Harshad Dahake, Palaniappan Ramu, G. Saravana Kumar, An inflated hot air bag design for washing machine and uses thereof, 6045/CHE/2014, Dec 02,2014
  • Kiran Vaidhya, Rakesh K S, Kotha Bharath Kumar Reddy, G Balaji Krishna Prasad,Palaniappan Ramu, G. Saravana Kumar, Method for increasing RPM and drying rates in a washing machine with an epicyclic gear assembly, 6046/CHE/2014, Dec 02,2014
  • Srivatsan R. A., Gawali B., Rampal H., Mehta K., Bandyopadhyay S. and Saravana Kumar G. (2010), Pageflipper: A device to automatically flip pages of a book without use of hands, Indian Patent Application No. 2597/CHE/2010.
  • Tarun Mehta, Swapnil Jain, Sri Ram Charan Chepylala, Jaideep Badduri, Sayantan Biswas, Sandipan Bandyopadhyay and Saravana Kumar G. (2012), Human powered device, Indian Patent Application No. 3633/CHE/2012.
  • Swapnil Jain, Tarun Mehta, Bandyopadhyay S. and Saravana Kumar G. (2012), A clutch assembly, Indian Patent Application No. 4252/CHE/2012.
Machines and Mechanisms book

S. Bandyopadhyay, Saravana Kumar, G., and Palaniappan Ramu (Eds.), Machines and Mechanisms,Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi, 2012. (ISBN : 978-81-8487-192-0).


Al alloys book

Zaki Ahmad (Ed.), Recent Trends in Processing and Degradation of Aluminium Alloys, InTech, Croatia, 2012. (ISBN: 978-953-307-734-5).

contributed one chapter

GM book

Saravana Kumar, G., Geometric Modeling Methods using Point Cloud Data: Computing Techniques for Recognition and Fitting of Free-form Curves and Surfaces, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, 2010. (ISBN: 978-3-8433-5912-2).


CAD book

Saxena, A. and Sahay, B., Computer Aided Engineering Design, Anamaya Publishers (India) and Springer (The Netherlands), 2005. (ISBN: 978-1-4020-2555-6).

contributed two chapters

  • NPTEL online course on Design for Quality, Manufacturing and Assembly. Principal Faculty along with Dr. Palaniappan Ramu, ED.
  • Dixit U S and Saravana Kumar G., Video course on Engineering Mechanics under National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, New Delhi.
  • Saravana Kumar G., Computer Problems in Engineering Mechanics, Computer Aided Instructional Package under QIP Project, IIT Guwahati, 2007-08.
  • Muley H. B., Saravana Kumar G., Mukerjee A., Interactive Shape Optimization for Aesthetics using Genetic Algorithm, EDS PLM User Conference 2003, Pune, November 13-14, 2003.
  • Yugandara Rao P., Gupta T. V. K., Saravana Kumar G., Free Form Shape Design and Manufacturing - A case study, The 11th SDRC India Users Conference, Bangalore, October 21-22, 2002.
  • Saravana Kumar G., Dhande S. G., On a Model Rapid Prototyping Course for Engineering Curriculum, Proc. of National Conference on Recent Trends in CAD/CAM, JNTU College of Engineering, Kakinada, March 30, 2002.
  • Shukla M., Saravana Kumar G., Siva Prasad K., Kulkarni S., Development of a New Chassis for VIKRAM 3 Wheeler, The 10th SDRC India Users Conference, Delhi, November 7-9, 2001.
  • Tandon P., Shukla M., Rahul Kumar, Siva Prasad K., Saravana Kumar G., Dubey S., Yadav A., Kulkarni Y. B., Computer Aided Design and Development of Saddletree, The 9th SDRC India Users Conference, Pune, October 9-11, 2000.
  • Saravana Kumar G., 3D Printers, Association Machines and Mechanisms News bulletin, July 2016.
  • Ganesh Narayana R., Veerababu K., Sivakrishna K., Saravana Kumar G., Determining the Forming Behavior of Tailor Welded Blanks, Stamping Journal - the official publication of the fabricators & manufacturers association international, January 2011.
  • Siva Krishna K., Ganesh Narayanan R., Saravana Kumar G., Tailor welded blank forming limit computation by neural network based expert system, Journal of computer and experimental simulations in engineering and science (CESES), Issue 8, October 2010.
  • Saravana Kumar G., Sculptured Object Reconstruction: from Points to Physical Prototype, The RPD Magazine- the magazine for layered manufacturing and rapid product development technologies, Issue 3, 2009.
  • Saravana Kumar G., 3D Reconstruction from Points to Freeform Shapes, Mechanika - annual magazine of Mechanical Engineering Students Association, IIT Guwahati, 2007.
  • Saravana Kumar G., Engineering Design Methodology Projects: Creative Engagement for Learning, Mechanika - annual magazine of Mechanical Engineering Students Association, IIT Guwahati, 2007.
  • Saravana Kumar G., Development of Geometric Modeling Methodologies using Point Cloud Data. PhD Thesis, IIT Kanpur. 2004.
  • Saravana Kumar G., Kalra P. K., Optimization by Neural Networks, Directions - quarterly scientific magazine of IIT Kanpur, Vol. 6, No. 3, September 2004.
  • Saravana Kumar G., Dhande S. G., Modelling Archaeological Collections, GIS Development - the asian GIS monthly, Vol. 6, Issue 6, June 2002.
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Research

My research group has interest in computer methods in design optimization, medical image analysis, and design for additive manufacturing.

Design and Optimization: Major emphasis has been in developing methods for automating design procedures suitable for design optimization and mass customization. With the advent of additive manufacturing that can fabricate parts directly from CAD, rapid generation of customized designs become a central issue. As an example we have worked on patient specific geometric modeling and optimum design of femoral implant. Short term and long term research focus is to develop computer methods that can be used to rapidly generate optimum designs, employing customized geometric models along with representation of material heterogeneity that can be additively manufactured for mass customization.

poster on design and optimization

Medical Image analysis, 3D anatomical Modeling and Analysis: A very related area to design optimization in biomedical engineering is employing image based 3D reconstruction for anatomical geometry. We have been working in the area of CT and MRI based image processing, segmentation for computer aided diagnosis and anatomical modeling with focus in the applying the methods to orthopedics domain. Spine is one of the most complicated supporting structures of the body posing various challenges in modeling the same. Degenerative disc diseases are one of the most common diseases and the treatment includes options like spinal fusion and/or spine stabilizing implants. The current research focus is in computer aided diagnosis, the mechanics of various stabilization procedures and help in better treatment planning using experimental as well as numerical models. Some of the studies completed and currently being taken up are illustrated.Long term research plan includes applying CNNs for computer aided diagnosis for spine and orthopedic diagnosis, development of patient specific models for implant design.

poster on biomedical

Computer methods for Additive Manufacturing: Design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) bring challenge to traditional CAD and analysis since most of them can only deal with homogeneous materials as of now, and also in terms of understanding the constraints posed by the AM process. My earlier work in this domain was in developing a framework of modelling and data transfer that includes material heterogeneity information apart from the external geometry for AM. Some of the recent studies currently being taken up are illustrated.

poster on additive manufacturing

If you are a potential PhD / MS scholar interested in pursuing research and dual degree student of the department interested in pursuing project in the above mentioned areas you are welcome to contact me. If you are a student of other institution and would like to come as an summer intern, pl. go through the institute internship selection process and then express your interest to me.




Resources

Resources for Additive Manufacturing Research: Major facilities in the domain of additive manufacturing is listed here. The genesis is the Rapid Prototyping Laboratory which was conceived as a prototyping facility for the department and created in the year 2008. The facility is extensively used by students and faculty across the department as well as IIT Madras, academic institutions and industries out side IIT Madras. Several research and consultancy projects are being carried out using these facilities.

Eden 350V RP machine from Stratasys®

objet m/c photo

assembly photo
custom hearing aid photo

femur photo

Rapid prototyping machine installed at IIT Madras is based on Multi-jet technology. The process uses photopolymer resin as a raw material to build artifacts irrespective of their complexity. The machine is Eden 350V® from Stratasys®. Printing with high accuracy print head (600 dpi) and ultra thin 16µ layers, the system produces models with exceptionally fine details and smooth surfaces. The model materials include the opaque material in Blue, White and Black, and the flexible rubber-like material in Gray, Black and FullCure720® Transparent material.

Specification of the machine and sample part pictures: RP flier

Note: Contact the faculty in charge / technical staff in lab to obtain a quote for prototyping service.

ED120, Engineering Design

+91-44-2257 4624

LPX 600 3D scanner from Roland DG Corp. Ltd®

3D scanning and shape synthesis is the process of producing design details in the form of CAD model from the physical part. The process also know as reverse engineering consists of first scanning the object concerned to create a point cloud that represents the skin of the object. Then using a surface modelling software the skin i.e. the surface model of the object is created. The lab has a 3D laser scanner LPX 600® from Rolland DG Corp. Ltd.®. The scanning accuracy is +/- 0.05 mm with a scanning pitch of 0.2mm. The scanning area is, width 254 mm and height 406.4mm.

Example Projects: Inspection of reaction injection molded component with its CAD model using 3D scanning.

Note to Industry: Contact the faculty in charge to obtain a quote for 3D scanning service.

ED120, Engineering Design

+91-44-2257 4624

roland m/c photo

reverse engineering project photo

MDX 40 Desktop CNC milling m/c from Roland DG Corp. Ltd.®

roland mdx m/c photo

CNC machining along with suitable CAM software is a useful tool to machine components directly from CAD models in the materials as specified in bill of materials. The MDX 40 milling machine from Rolland DG Corp. Ltd.® is a easy to use desktop CNC milling machine that can machine wide range of materials including wood, wax and resin. The machine also supports a rotary axis thus supporting machining revolved parts and large part machining.

VERSA VLS-2.30 Laser engraving and cutting m/c from Universal Laser Systems®

Laser material processing systems with computer interface can integrate computer generated drawing to machining, engraving and cutting operations. The lab has a desktop VLS2.30 laser machine from Universal Laser Systems®. The VLS2.30 is well suited to prototype development and offers a material processing envelope of 406 x 305 x 102mm.

laser cutting m/c photo



buildProjects

Note: # L : One Lakh Indian Rupees.

  • 3D Printing and Construction Automation for Affordable Housing, IMPRINT (2019-2022). INR 68.46L. Other PI(s): Prof. Benny Raphael (Civil), Prof. Koshy Varghese (Civil), Prof. Manu Santhanam (Civil), and Prof. Ravindra Gettu (Civil).
  • Additive manufacturing of functionally graded crosslinked polymers, IITM (2018-19). INR 12L. Prof. Abijith Deshpande, Chemical is the co-investigator.
  • Technology Demonstration of Nano Filter Media for Self Cleaning Air Filtration System (SCAFS), DRDO, India (2017-2020). INR. 99.89L. Other PI(s): Prof. Raghuram Chetty (Chemical), and Prof. Arul Prakash K (Applied Mechanics).
  • Next Generation Heat Exchangers Design Using Additive Manufacturing and Shape Optimization, IMPRINT (2017-2020). INR. 342L. Other PI(s): Prof. Prasad BVSS (Mechanical), Prof. Sreenivas Jayanti (Chemical), Prof. Vengadesan S (Applied Mechanics) and Prof. Arul Prakash K (Applied Mechanics).
  • Computation of strain and curvature from digital image correlation data, ISRO, India (2012-2014). INR. 13.4 L. PI along with Dr. Sankara J Subramanian, Department of Engineering Design, IIT Madras
  • Infrastructure Development of 3D Imaging and Additive Manufacturing Lab, Research Donation from Autodesk India Pvt. Ltd., India (2011-12), INR. 10.1 L.
  • Development of Theory of Fractal rational Splines and Applications in Computer Aided Geometric Design, DST, India (2011-2014). INR 15.07L. PI along with Prof. A K B Chand (Mathematics).
  • Computer Aided Design and Analysis of Sculpted Engineered Porous Structures for Bone Tissue Engineering, NFRG, IIT Madras, India (2009-2011) INR 5L.
  • Multimaterial Representation in CAD for Layered Manufacturing, SERC Fast Track Project for Young Scientist Scheme, DST, India (2007-2010) INR 10.92L.
  • Optimization of Brake Shoe, Sundaram Brake Lining Ltd. (2019). INR 7L.
  • 3D Printing for Construction, L&T India Ltd. (2017-18). INR 44L.
  • Innovative coated abrasive designs, Saint Gobain India (2016). INR 3.6L.
  • To ideate, explore different strategies for openable tailgate mechanisms from vehicles, Saint Gobain India (2015). INR 3.6L
  • Measure controller area network bus length, Caterpillar Engineering Design Center, Chennai (2014-16), INR 15L.
  • HuMotor: A Humane Way to Utilise Human Efforts, BMTPC India (2014-16), INR 12L.
  • Watch case, modular jewelry and statically balanced kitchen cabinet designs, Titan India (2014), INR6L.
  • Redesign of the pedal-- driven agarbatti making machine, ITC India (2014-15), INR 6.8L.
  • Development of a suitable system to reduce noise generated during SSTP tube manufacturing stages, BHEL Trichy (2014-15), INR 15.9L.
  • Innovative bicycle design, Ricycle City, Hyderabad (2014), INR 3L.
  • Enhancing water proofing for wrist watches of edge watch, Titan India (2013-14), INR 8.3L.
  • Expanding air bag concept to dry clothes in vertical axis washing machines, Whirlpool India (2013-14), INR 6.9L.
  • An investigation of alternate water extraction mechanisms in a verical axis washing machine, Whirlpool India (2013), INR 8L.
  • Computer Aided Design and Rapid Prototyping for Product Design, common code project for various industries (2012-15), INR 1.8L.
  • Model and prototype development for jewellary, Unique Designs CAD CAM Solutions, Chennai (2012-13), INR 2.2L.
  • Prototype development, Bosch Ltd., Bangalore (2011).
  • Prototype development for various product development projects, ADROIT CAD Solutions, Chennai (2011 - 12).
  • Prototype development for electronic packaging, CENTROID, Automotive & product designers, Chennai (2011).
  • 3D scanning of head restraint & CAD comparison, Tata Johnson Controls Pvt. Ltd., Chengalpattu (2011).
  • Model and prototype development for various components, Caterpillar Engg. Design Center, Chennai (2010-11).
  • Designing and manufacturing customizable bionic arm using 3D printing, Research Scholars Innovative Projects, IC&SR, IIT Madras, India (2015-2016).
  • Rod bending machine, Students Innovative Projects, IC&SR, IIT Madras, India (2010-2011). PI along with Dr. S Bandyopadhyay, ED.
  • HuMotor : device to utilize human power for various applications, Students Innovative Projects, IC&SR, IIT Madras, India (2010-2011). PI along with Dr. S Bandyopadhyay, ED.
  • Page flipper : device to flip pages, Students Innovative Projects, IC&SR, IIT Madras, India (2010-2011). PI along with Dr. S Bandyopadhyay, ED. Product portfolio at www.pageflipperiitm.weebly.com






Lab Members

Current Members
rahul's photo
Rahul R

MS, (July 2019-current)

Design for additive manufacturing


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Subin P George

PhD, (Jul 2019-current)

Spine Biomechanics


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Naveen G

PhD, IIT-CMC-SCTIMST Clinical Engg. Program (Jan 2019-current)

Co-guide: Prof. Satya Subramani, Dept. of Physiology, CMC Vellore.

Cardiovascular physiology


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Muhammed Hisham

MS, ID (July 2018-current)

Co-guide: Prof. Abhijit Deshpande P, Dept. of Chemical Engg., IIT Madras.

3D printing using polymers


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Pradeep N

PhD, (July 2018-current)

Co-guide: Dr. Murugaiyan A, Dept. of Materials and Metallurgical Engg., IIT Madras.

Metal additive manufacturing


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Dheivya I

PhD, (Jan 2017-current)

Computer aided diagnosis of spine


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Varun Anand

MS, External candidate from Honeywell (Jul 2016-current)

Design for additive manufacturing



Former Members
jobin's photo
Jobin Daniel John

MS+PhD, (Jul 2013-Jun 2019)

Co-guide: Prof. Yoganadhan N, Dept. of Neurosurgery, MCW, Milwaukee, US.

Influence of morphological variations on cervical spine biomechanics


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Komandala Mahipal Reddy

PhD, (Jan 2013-Sep 2018)

Co-guide: Prof. A K B Chand, Dept. of Mathematics, IIT Madras.

Fractal splines in CAGD applications

Faculty member, VIT Andhra Pradesh


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Parameswara Rao N

PhD, (Jul 2011-Sep 2018)

Co-guide: Prof. Arul Prakash K, Dept. of Applied Mechanics, IIT Madras.

Numerical simulation of fluid flow analysis and design optimization of hydro turbo machines

R & D Mechanical engineer at Forbes Marshall Private Limited, Chennai


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Sameer Sharma

PhD, (Jan 2013-Mar 2018)

Co-guide: Dr. Sankara J Subramanian, Dept. of Engineering Design, IIT Madras.

Curvature and strain computation in DIC

Head R & D at PhotoGAUGE


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Jiyo Athertya

PhD, (Jul 2012-Feb 2018)

Computer aided diagnosis of spine pathologies


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Vicky Varghese Cheruparambil

PhD, (Jul 2011-Feb 2018)

Co-guide: Prof. Venkatesh K, Dept. of Orthopedics, CMC Vellore.

Pullout strength of pedicle screws

Postdoctoral researcher at Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, US


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Sourabh Kumar Katiyar

PhD, (Jul 2011-Jul 2017)

Co-guide: Prof. A K B Chand, Dept. of Mathematics, IIT Madras.

Fractal splines in CAGD applications

Faculty member, SRM Chennai


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Kumar K

MS, (Jul 2011-Jul 2014)

Surface roughness investigation and prediction model for poly-jet rapid prototyping system

Technical Staff, Central Workshop, IIT Madras


subin's photo
Subin P George

MS, (Jul 2009-Jul 2012)

Design and analysis of subject specific femoral implants

Assistant Professor at Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, Kerala


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Pandithevan P

PhD, IIT Guwahati (2006-2010)

Subject specific design and analysis for fabrication of human femoral scaffold

Assistant Professor at IIITDM Kancheepuram



Former MTech Students
2014

· Deepti Sharma, CAD based scaffold design for liver tissue using MRI images

· Sunny Patel, Design of Pressure Relieving Insoles for Diabetic Patients at Low Risk: A Finite Element Approach.

@ IIT Guwahati

2008

· Appa Rao Ambatti, A methodology for layered manufacturing of porous objects

· Venkateshwara Chowdary, Multi-objective optimal synthesis of planar path generating mechanisms

· Veerababu Kinthada, Prediction of tensile and deep drawing behavior of taylor welded blanks by artificial neural networks (Co-guided by Dr. R Ganesh Narayanan, ME, IITG)

2007

· Sivaprasad Koralla, Optimization of pipe routing through arbitrary domain

· Ganesh D Walsange, Computer aided sesign and analysis of asymmetric gears

· Sairambabu N L, Unstructured mesh generation over arbitrary domain by an hybrid advancing front technique

2006

· Ramesh G Meena, Feature based modelling and analysis of axial fan (Co-guided by Prof. A. D. Sahasrabudhe, ME, IITG)

· Shanka S Babu, Unstructured mesh generation using an hybrid advancing front technique

· Rajendra Kishore, Robust synthesis of linkage mechanism with optimal tolerance allocation (Co-guided by Prof. A. D. Sahasrabudhe, ME, IITG)


Former Dual Degree Students
2018

· Prasanth M, Stiffness optimization of custom cementless hip implant

· Phalguna I, Heat transfer analysis using complex geometry and feasibility with additive manufacturing

· Dhinesh N, Framework for automated validation of cervical spine model

2017

· Mohit Kumar, Reconstruction of Cranial Implant for Cranioplasty

· Ananthula Abhishek, Adaptive subdivision in conversion of AMF to STL format

· Tejasvin S, Low level brain control over the physiology at peripheral arteries(Co-guided by Prof. Srinivasa Chakravarthy, BT)

· Kishan Jani, Analysis of Preferences using Operations Research Models(Co-guided by Prof. G Srinivasan, DOMS)

· Anant Gupta, Experimentation with 3D printing to create animal tissues

2016

· Vivek Velivela, A Finite Element Model to Predict the Part Strength of Fused Deposition Modeling Printed Parts

2015

· Rishabh Malav, A study of genetic algorithm convergence and its application to optimal synthesis of mechanisms (Co-guided by Dr. S Bandyopadhyay, ED)

· Sudhakar Reddy, Development of 3D profile scanner

· Prajith V, Development of iterated function system for Bezier curves and its applications in geometric modelling (Co-guided by Prof. A K B Chand, MA)

2014

· Srikanth Prasad J, Design and development of a laser line scanning system

2013

· Bathula Kiran Kumar, Reliability Synthesis of Path Generating Linkages and Cost Optimization using Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm (Co-guided by Dr. Palaniappan Ramu, ED)

· Rajesh Reddy, Generating Fractal Splines for Geometric Modeling (Co-guided by Prof. A K B Chand, MA)

2012

· Jaideep Badduri, Development of a framework for optimal synthesis of mechanisms (Co-guided by Dr. S Bandyopadhyay, ED)

2011

· Siva Swaroop, Design optimization of a double wishbone suspension system (Co-guided by Dr. S Bandyopadhyay, ED)

· Arun Chandran, Optimization framework for multimodal and multi-objective mechanism synthesis (Co-guided by Dr. S Bandyopadhyay, ED)

· Manu Gupta, Patient specific parametric geometric modeling of cementless hip prosthesis

2010

· Sudhir Kindo, A methodology to find grit density and grit height difference of abrasives bonded in single layer configuration (Co-guided by Dr. Amitava Ghosh, ME)


Former BTech Students
@ IIT Guwahati
2008

Siva and Sumanth, Alignment of structured and unstructured meshes (Co-guided by Dr. R Ganesh Narayanan, ME, IITG)

2007

Sudhendu Azad, 3D geometrical modeling of the human heart


Former Project Associates (this list may not be chronological as well as complete)

Santhana Barathi, Thej Kiran, Suresh Kumaar, Sajay Surya, ...


Former Interns (this list may not be chronological as well as complete)

Karthik Vijayakumar, Prashanth Neelakantan, Ganesh Prasanna, ...








Collaborators

Academia
External

Prof. K. Venkatesh, Spinal Disorders Unit, CMC Vellore

Prof. Vedantam Rajshekhar, Neurology Unit, CMC Vellore

Prof. Satya Subramani, Physiology, CMC Vellore

Prof. Narayan Yoganandan, Medical College of Wisconsin, USA


Internal

Prof. Palaniappan Ramu, ED, IIT Madras

Prof. Sandipan Bandyopadhyay, ED, IIT Madras

Prof. Arul Prakash K, Applied Mechanics, IIT Madras

Prof. A K B Chand, Mathematics, IIT Madras

Prof. Abhijit Deshpande, Chemical, IIT Madras

Prof. A Murugaiyan, Material Science &Metallurgy, IIT Madras

Prof. Koshy Varghese, Civil Engineering, IIT Madras


Industry

Dr. Jayaraj Govindaraj, Radiology, Apollo Hospitals Chennai

Dr. Harvinder Singh Chhabra, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi

Autodesk









Home>>Teaching

Courses

Note:

  • * - core courses as per the list of core courses at IIT Madras
  • Students, who are enrolled in the course, can see the updates, course notes and assignments by following the link.
  • ED1100 Functional and Conceptual Design* (UG - Jan 2009, July 2016, Jan 2017)
  • ED2051 Computer Modeling of Machine Elements* (UG - July 2010, 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15 )
  • ED2060 Product Design Lab I* (UG - Jan 2009, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16)
  • ED2090 Geometric Modelling and CAD* (UG - July 12, 13, 14, 15; Jan 2017, 18 & 19)
  • ED3020 Design for X* (UG - Jan 2009, 15,16 & 17)
  • ED3090 Introduction to System Design (UG - July 2009)
  • ED3110 Product Design Lab II* (UG - July 2009)
  • ED5290 Rapid Product Development (PG - July 2009, 10 & 11)
  • ED6002 Optimization Methods in Engineering Design (PG - Jan 2010, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15; Jul 2017 & 18)

New Course Development

  • Special topics in engineering optimization, Elective course for PhD, MS, Dual degree BTech Engineering Design at IIT Madras.

    Course Description: Introduce students to the use of approximations based optimization for design based on analytical models and experiments. Introduce optimization frameworks used for light weighting in structural optimization and multi-disciplinary optimization.

    Infrastructure: Computer facilities with structural engineering analysis software.

    Evaluation: Assignments, project and term paper presentations apart from exams.

  • Optimization Methods in Engineering Design, Elective course for PhD, MS, Dual degree BTech Engineering Design at IIT Madras.

    Course Description: Optimization has become a significant part of computer aided design activity. This course endeavors to describe the optimization concepts and procedures with examples and demonstrate their applicability to engineering design problems. The focus will be on formulation of design problem as optimization problem, numerical and computational solution procedures and its implementation.

    Infrastructure: Computer facilities with programming software like C, MATLAB.

    Evaluation: Computer based Assignments, project and term paper presentations apart from exams.

  • Rapid Product Development, Elective course for PhD, MS, Dual degree BTech Engineering Design at IIT Madras.

    Course Description: Sustainable product development of better quality products with shrinking development times necessitates the need for evaluating all feasible design alternatives with least cost and time. This course aims at exposing students to recent advances in technologies like reverse engineering, rapid prototyping and tooling that enable fast, inexpensive ways to accomplish the same.

    Infrastructure: Computer facilities and CAD software like ProE, AutoCAD and facilities for rapid prototyping.

    Evaluation: Assignments, project and term paper presentations apart from exams.

  • Differential and Computational Geometry, Elective course for PhD, MS, Dual degree BTech Engineering Design at IIT Madras. (Along with Prof. M Ramanathan, ED)

    Course Description: Design and manufacturing issues such as parting plane identification and path planning require a great deal of the geometric properties of curves/surfaces and computational geometry algorithms. Differential geometry part of this course deals with the geometric properties of curves and surfaces, mainly using differential calculus. A course also discusses surface topology. Computational geometry consists of algorithms related to polygons/polyhedrons and the issues in implementation. This course is aimed at strengthening the mathematical/analytical thinking and the implementation skills of the students.

    Infrastructure: Computer facilities with programming software like C, MATLAB and CAD software like ProE, AutoCAD.

    Evaluation: Computer based Assignments, project and term paper presentations apart from exams.











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