QIP Short Term Course on

Computer aided design and manufacturing

December 12th – 16th, 2005

Coordinators: Dr. G. Saravana Kumar and Dr. P. S. Robi

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

North Guwahati, Guwahati - 781 039





The Quality Improvement Programme (QIP) supported by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Government of India through All India Council for Technical education (AICTE) aims at developing better teaching capabilities within the country. The main vehicle of this program is the development of curriculum and training of the teachers for the same. The present course titled “Computer Aided design and Manufacturing” is being organized at Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam.


This course aims at introducing both theoretical aspects of Computer aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) as well as knowledge needed for practice in industries. Application of CAD/CAM in industries is growing at a fast rate in the past few years. Due to the requirement of a better quality of the product and the pressing time constraints, the need for the feasible design alternatives and its applications in the industries is required in the current era. Computer aided design; manufacturing and analysis technologies provide a valuable resource tool for the futuristic design. The emphasis of the Indian industry has shifted from technology absorption to product development. If this welcome shift has to be sustained and supported, the industry must have access to trained man-power that has the necessary skill set for design and manufacture. If more value addition has to take place in India, increasing manpower exposed to these tools and the underlying concepts is a must. If the Indian companies that are presently in this sector wish to move up the value chain, there must be a commensurate increase in the manpower available to them that is trained and well versed with the modern IT based tools used in design and manufacture. This knowledge that the participants will gain from this course can be transferred to the students and in turn everyone will be benefited from this course. The course will cover most important aspects of design using the IT tools such as solid modeling/manufacturing/analysis software’s as well as theoretical concepts of basic fundamental design coupled with the emerging trends in CAD/CAM area and their applications in various problems such as optimization techniques, Finite Element Methods, assembly analyses, mold manufacturing techniques etc.


This proceeding contains the course materials for the short term course prepared by the Faculty members of Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Design, IIT Guwahati.




Dr. G. Saravana Kumar and Dr. P. S Robi                                                                                                                    Date:   12.12.2005

Course Coordinators

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Guwahati – 781039.





The coordinators of short term course on “Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing” under Quality Improvement Programme (QIP) are thankful to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Government of India for providing financial support to conduct the training  of teachers through AICTE. The coordinators expresses his gratitude to the Director, Deputy Director, Dean (Research & Development), Dean (Academic Affairs) and Assistant Registrar (Establishment), the Head, Mechanical Engg Department, IIT Guwahati for necessary administrative support to conduct the training programmed in the institute.


The coordinators also extend their sincere thanks to Dr. Rajiv Tiwari, Coordinator (QIP) for providing his perennial support through out the course. They are also thankful to their colleagues, Dr. U S Dixit, Dr. Anil D Sahasrabudhe, Dr. K S R Krishna Murthy,
Dr. D Chakraborthy,
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Amarendra Kumar Das, Dept. of Design, IIT Guwahati for their contribution through lecture notes for the programme.


The coordinators are also thankful to all the faculty members, staffs, research scholars and students who have directly or indirectly helped us for successful conduct of this programme. Finally, We thank various engineering colleges and polytechnics for deputing their faculty members to join this short-term course.




Dr. G Saravana Kumar and Dr. P S Robi

Course Coordinators

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Guwahati – 781039.







Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing: Introduction

-- Dr. G. Saravana Kumar

Mathematical Elements of Curve and Surface Modeling

-- Dr. G. Saravana Kumar

Finite Element Method : An Introduction

-- Dr. U S Dixit

Mesh Generation

-- Dr. G. Saravana Kumar

Concurrent Engineering and CAD/CAM Integration

-- Dr.  Anil D Sahasrabudhe

Fabricaion of Micro-electro-mechanial systems(MEMS)

-- Dr. P S Robi

Vision in Robotics Sensing

-- Dr. D Chakraborty

Reverse Engineering: Part I - Introduction

-- Dr. G. Saravana Kumar

Reverse Engineering: Part II - Theory

-- Dr. G. Saravana Kumar

Product Development and Rapid Prototyping

-- Dr.Amarendra Kumar Das

Mathematical Elements of Solid Modeling

-- Dr. G. Saravana Kumar


Mr. Shiv Sankar,

Mr. Ramesh Meena

Mr. Shanka Sai babu

Mr. Vijayaraj Chakravarthy

Mr. Rajendra Kishore

Mr. Sathish Narayana



Lecture Notes and Tutorial Materials and other supporting media , source codes are available in the CD. Refer the same. The material only augments the material in the proceedings.



List of Participants


S. No.


Sponsoring Institute Name / Address

Email Address


Satyananda Champati Rai

Silicon Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar



Ravindra V. Savangouder

P.C. College of Engineering, Goa



B. Sanap Sudarshan

Sinhgad College of Engineering, Pune



C.M. Choudhari

Fr. C. Rodrigues Institute of Technology, Vasi



Tilak Thakur

Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh



K.V. Murali Krishnam Raju

S.R.K.R Engineering College, Bhimavaram



S. J. Rajpal

B. N. College of Engineering, Pusad



Vijaykumar Chaudhary

Charotar Institute of Technology, Changa



T. Venugopal

Nehru College of Enginnering and Research Center, Thrissur



Anil Borah

Assam Engineering College, Guwahati



Shivpal Singh Sisodiya

Mandsaur Institute of Technology, Mandsaur



Dr. Niharendu Saha

Assam Engineering College, Guwahati



Vishal S. Sharma

National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar



Sunil Kumar Tiwari

Aryabhat Polytechnic, Delhi



D. Palani Kumar

Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore



Manjuri Hazarika

Assam Engineering College, Guwahati



Manu Ranjan Bora

Nowgong Polytechnic, Nagaon




STC in Photos










For future communication contact the Course Coordinators.



Dr. G. Saravana Kumar,

Department of Engineering Design

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Chennai – 600 036, Tamilnadu

Ph. No.: 044 22574736 (Office)

Fax No.: 044 22574732

Email: gsaravana@iitm.ac.in


Dr. P. S. Robi 

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

North Guwahati, Guwahati – 781 039, Assam

Ph. No.: 0361 2582651 (Office)

Fax No.: 0361 2690762

Email: psr@iitg.ernet.in





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