Major Research Areas

Design

Thermal

Production

  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Vibration and Noise Engineering
  • Robotics and Exoskeleton
  • Structural and Aeroelastic Analysis
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • Mobile Robotics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Noise and Condition Monitoring
  • System Modelling
  • Tribology
  • Machine Learning and Image Processing
  • Wave Mechanics
  • Elastodynamics
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Road Safety
  • Mechanics of Composite Materials

 

  • Heat Transfer and Energy Conservation
  • Non-Conventional Energy
  • Fluidised Bed Combustion
  • Alternate Fuels
  • Bulk Solids Handling
  • Automobile Product Development
  • Solar Thermal Systems
  • Nano-Fluids
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell
  • CFD

 

  • Biomechanics
  • Computer-Aided Manufacturing
  • Materials, Polymers and Composites
  • Welding and Joints
  • Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing
  • Machining Science
  • Coating for High Temperature Applications
  • Microwave Clads
  • MR-Fluid based Machining
  • Powder Technology
  • Non-Conventional Machining

 

Sponsored Projects

Ongoing Projects

Sl. No.

Title

PI & Co-PI(s)

Sanctioned Amount (Lakhs)

Sanctioned Year (Duration)

Funding Agency

1

FIST Grant on Automation and Robotics

Dr. T.K. Bera, Dr. A. Batish, Dr. J.S. Saini, Dr. V. Jain, Dr. S.K. Sharma, Dr. M.K. Mittal and Dr. R. Duvedi

90

2021 (5 Years)

DST-FIST

2

3D Printing of Buildings with Appropriate Concrete Mixes using 6-Axis Robotic Arm.

Dr. T.K. Bera, Dr. N. Kwatra and Dr. S. Goyal

24.1

2021 (1.5 Years)

Dassault Systemes Foundation

3

Parametric Design of 3D Insole considering Orthopaedic Deformities based on Plantar Pressure and 3D Geometry of the Human Feet.

Dr. Vineet Srivastava and Dr. Ravinder Kumar Duvedi

22.15

2021 (1.5 Years)

Dassault Systemes Foundation

4

Design and Development of an Improved Multipurpose In-Situ Type Magnetorheological Finishing Process.

Dr. Anant Kumar Singh

33

2021 (3 Years)

DST-SERB

5

Unconventional Architecture Design and Development of Modular Library for Non-Repetitive Robotic Applications.

Dr. E. Singla, Dr. S.S. Padhee and Dr. Ashish Singla

43

2021 (3 Years)

DST-SERB

6

Design, Analysis and On-Sun Testing of High Temperature-Low Flux Photo-Thermal Solar Energy Conversion System.

Dr. Vikrant Khullar

31

2021 (3 Years)

DST-SERB

7

Development, Characterization and Analysis of Hybrid Anti-icing Protective Composite Coatings.

Dr. Hira Lal Bhowmick and Dr. Bikramjit Sharma

30

2021 (3 Years)

DST-SERB

8

3-D Printing of building with appropriate concrete mixes using gantry robot.

Dr. N. Kwatra, Dr. T.K. Bera and Dr. S. Goyal

19.8

2021 (3 Years)

DST-SERB

9

Enhanced energy absorption of interpenetrating polymer network of Polyborodimethylsiloxane and polyurethane foams.

Dr. Rajeev Mehta and Dr. Tarun Nanda

81.22

2021 (3 Years)

DRDO, Armament Research Board (ARMREB)

10

Development of Masonry Panels using rice and stubble waste for energy efficient and environmentally durable civil Structures.

Dr. Deepak Jain and Dr. Naveen Kwatra

30.97

2021 (3 Years)

DST

11

Development of Affordable Dust Cleaning Systems with High Operational Flexibility for Mega Solar Power Projects.

Dr. S.S. Mallick, Dr. Kundan Lal and Dr. Atul Sharma

47.59

2021 (2 Years)

DST

12

Food Security and Food Waste Market Research.

Dr. P. K. Nair, Dr. Ajay Batish and Dr. Yosi Shacham

44.8

2021 (1 Year)

Intel Inc. USA

13

Design and Fabrication of Low Cost Pressure and Vibration Assisted WAAM Machine to Control Residual Stresses and Grain Structure.

Dr. T.K Bera and Dr. Ratnesh K. Raj Singh

15.51

2021 (3 Years)

DST-SERB

14

Nanostructured coatings to improve thermal efficiency of heat exchangers and mitigate corrosion and velocity erosion.

Dr. Deepak Jain, Dr. Bikramjit Sharma and Dr. Romesh Batra

27.51

2021 (2 Years)

Dassault Systemes Foundation

15

Coal Derived Graphene Reinforced Hybrid Glass/Carbon fibre Epoxy Nano Composites for Improved Impact Resistance

Dr. Sandeep Kumar Sharma and Dr. Rajeev Mehta

1

2021 (1 Year)

CEEMS, TIET Patiala

16

Graphene oxide coating of titanium screws used in prosthetic joints and its in-vitro assessment of antimicrobial activity and cytotoxicity: A feasibility study.

Dr. Deepa Mudgal

1

2021 (1 Year)

TIET Patiala

17

A novel technique for fabrication of Al based hybrid composites with graphene and rare earth oxides as reinforcement using solar furnace.

Dr. Ravinder Singh Joshi

4.7

2020 ( 2 Years)

TIET Patiala

18

Energy Efficient Building Analysis with Nano Phase Change Material for Effective Thermal Management.

Dr. Rohit Kumar Singla

3.1

2020 ( 2 Years)

TIET Patiala

19

Investigation of Dry Abrasion Wear of Automotive Windshield Glass and Its Effects on Night Driving.

Dr. Devender Kumar

8.6

2020 ( 2 Years)

TIET Patiala

20

Precision Bone Drilling For the Biomechanical Pullout Strength of Cortical/Cancellous Bone Screw.

Dr. Vishal Gupta

5.97

2020 ( 2 Years)

TIET Patiala

21

Hydrogen Embrittlement Study of Welded Joints of High Strength Steels.

Dr. Satish Kumar Sharma

1.25

2020 ( 2 Years)

TIET Patiala

22

Design and development of Additive Friction Stir manufacturing Machine for development of functionally grade materials.

Dr. Ratnesh Kumar

4.75

2020 ( 2 Years)

TIET Patiala

23

Computational studies on entrapped air dynamics and splashing phenomena in Thermal Spray coating deposition.

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Shukla

3.5

2020 ( 2 Years)

TIET Patiala

24

Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Damping Characteristics of Armaments Jacket Panel using Indenter impact.

Dr. Rajendra Kumar

4.5

2020 ( 2 Years)

TIET Patiala

25

Numerical and Experimental Quantification of Uncertainties of Composites and their Propagation onto the Vibration Behaviour of Composite Structures.

Dr. Kishore Khanna

4.75

2020 ( 2 Years)

TIET Patiala

26

Development of Nurse Assist Humanoid Robot for Various tasks in a hospital.

Dr. T.K. Bera

9.6

2020 (3 Years)

AICTE

27

Computational and experimental investigation for optimizing the magnetic nanoparticles Hyperthermia.

Dr. Neeraj Kumar, Dr. Bhupendra K Chudasama and Paramod K Avti (PGIMER Chandigarh)

17.66

2020 (3 Years)

TIET-VT Center of Excellence for Emerging Materials (CEEMS)

28

Graphene Based Epoxy Coatings for Corrosion Inhibition in Reinforcing Bars in Concrete.

Dr. Shruti Sharma, Dr. Sandeep Kumar Sharma and Dr. Rajeev Mehta

11.2

2020 (3 Years)

CEEMS, TIET Patiala

29

Fracture Analysis of CNT Reinforced Composites using Extended Isogeometric Analysis (XIGA) for Structural Applications in Hygro-thermal Environment.

Dr. Gagandeep Bhardwaj

20.23

2019 (3 Years)

DST-SERB

30

Design and development of a three-link rigid-flexible manipulator for high speed operations.

Dr. Ashish Singla, Dr. T.K. Bera, Dr. S.K. Saha (IIT,D) and Dr. S.P. Singh (IIT,D)

64.12

2018 (3 Years) Extended up to March, 2022.

SERB-EMR

 

Completed Projects (2008-2021)

Sl. No.

Title

PI & Co-PI(s)

Sanctioned Amount (Lakhs)

Year of Completion

Funding Agency

1

Dynamic Modelling and Control Design of Augmentative Lower Extremity Exoskeleton.

Dr. Ashish Singla

24.75

2021

DRDO CARS

2

Development of Rotary Ultrasonic drilling of bone.

Dr. Vishal Gupta

15

2021

BIRAC SRISTI

3

Polymer fiber addition to multi-scale glass fiber reinforced clay epoxy nanocomposites for improved impact strength.

Dr. Rajeev Mehta and Dr. Tarun Nanda

28.92

2021

DST-SERB

4

Design and development of automatic ambubag with volumetric flow and breath rate control.

Dr. Mandeep Singh, Dr. Ravinder Kumar Duvedi and Dr. Bikramjit Sharma

0.75

2020

CIBioD-ICMR, PGIMER, Chandigarh

5

Arogaya Sahayak: Design and development of remote controlled navigator with audio-visual aid for patients' assistance.

Dr. Ravinder Kumar Duvedi, Dr. Kulbir Singh and Dr. Mandeep Singh

2.5

2020

CIBioD-ICMR, PGIMER, Chandigarh

6

A Smart Wearable Device for Cognitive Assessment.

Dr. Amandeep Singh Oberoi and Dr. Parag Nijhawan

5.5

2020

Priority Solutions, Mohali

7

On developing reliable scale-up procedures and design optimization for pneumatic fly ash conveying systems for 500/800/1000 MW units.

Dr. S.S. Mallick, Dr. Anu Mittal, Dr. Gautam Setia and Mr. Atul Sharma

115

2020

NTPC

8

Development of microwave processed cavitation erosion resistant cladding.

Dr. Dheeraj Gupta and Dr. Vivek Jain

17.16

2020

SERB EMR

9

Computational and experimental study of flow-induced vibration of a plate with piezoelectric material to improve performance of wind vibration energy harvester.

Dr. Ashish Purohit

24

2020

DST-SERB

10

Development of electron beam cured carbon fiber/epoxy laminate filled with carbon nano tubes for mechanical joints.

Dr. J.S. Saini and Dr. H. Bhunia

29.11

2020

DAE-BRNS

11

Utilization of cupola slag as partial mix.

Dr. J.S. Saini and Dr. Maneek Kumar

1.5

2019

PSCST

12

Structural response characteristics of CNT reinforced multilayered composite and sandwich plates in hygro-thermal environment.

Dr. Neeraj Grover

19.04

2019

DST-SERB

13

Theoretical modelling and experimental investigation of nanofluid based volumetric absorption concentrating solar collector.

Dr. Vikrant Khullar

24.91

2019

DST-SERB

14

Design and development of a novel honing type magnetorheological finishing process.

Dr. Anant Kumar Singh

29.69

2019

DST-SERB

15

Experimental Investigation and CFD modelling of slurry pipeline for flow of multiparticulate slurry at higher concentrations.

Dr. Satish Kumar and Dr. S.K. Mohapatra

37.09

2019

DST-SERB

16

Reforming of biogas for hydrogen and its utilization in CI engine under dual fuel mode.

Dr. Amit Dhir, Dr. S.K. Mohapatra and Dr. S.K. Mahla

38.95

2018

Ministry of New & Renewable Energy

17

FIST-I (Infrastructure Project).

HMED

86

2018

DST

18

Floating wick type vertical multiple effect diffusion solar still waste heat recovery.

Dr. Madhup Kumar Mittal

13.36

2017

DST

19

Developing validated scale-up procedure for dense phase pneumatic transport of fine powders using two-layer dune-flow model.

Dr. S.S. Mallick

20

2016

CSIR

20

Multi response optimization of process parameters for the improved part accuracy in FDP deposition modelling process.

Dr. Anirban Bhattacharya and Dr. Ajay Batish

9.75

2016

AICTE

21

Investigation of corrosion and its progression in ship hulls.

Dr. Sandeep Kumar Sharma and Dr. Shruti Sharma

24.6

2016

Naval Research Board (NRB), DRDO, Govt. Of India.

22

Design and Control of Intelligent Autonomous Vehicle for Indian Sea Ports.

Dr. T.K. Bera

6

2015

UGC

23

Modelling Solids Friction and Transport Boundary for fluidised densa-phase pneumatic conveying systems.

Dr. S.S. Mallick

21.95

2015

DST

24

Processing and characterization of fiber reinforced polymer nano composites and their degradation in marine environments.

Dr. Rajeev Mehta and Dr. Bikramjit Sharma

21.54

2015

Naval Research Board

25

Detection of Corrosion by Ultrasonic and Acoustic Emission Techniques.

 Dr. Shruti Sharma and Dr. Sandeep Kumar Sharma

42

2015

Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. Of India.

26

Special Assistance Project (SAP-DRS) in Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Ajay Batish (HMED)

44.5

2015

UGC

27

Experimental investigation of EDM machined surface of Al-SiC and Al-SiC-B4C metal matrix composites.

Dr. Ajay Batish and Dr. Anirban Bhattacharya

10.9

2014

UGC

28

Optimization and Modelling of process parameters for improvement in material characteristics in abrasive blasting process using fuzzy logic methodology.

Dr. Vinod Kumar and Dr. Ajay Batish

9.77

2014

AICTE

29

Experimental Investigation for surface improvement of die steels during electric discharge machining with tungsten and titanium powder mixed dielectric.

Dr. Anirban Bhattacharya

0.9

2014

UGC

30

Establishment of Non Traditional Machining Centre.

Dr. S.K. Mohapatra (HMED)

44.5

2014

UGC-SAP (Phase II)

31

Metallurgical behaviour of high strength low alloy (HSLA) steel during Submerged Arc Welding (SAW) with different flux compositions, weld parameters with pre and post thermal treatment.

Dr. AjayBatish and Dr. Anirban Bhattacharya

14.65

2013

DRDO

32

Drive Chain Weight Reduction.

Dr. Ajay Batish and Dr. Anirban Bhattacharya

11.08

2012

Rockman Industries

33

Development of prototype of Flat Bed 3-axis PC controlled vertical NC milling machine for sculptured surface machining for ornamental wood carving.

Mr. R. K. Duvedi

2.1

2012

DSIR

34

Study on Performance Characteristics of a Centrifugal Slurry Pump Handling Water and Slurry.

Dr. S.K. Mohapatra and Dr. Satish Kumar

7.26

2011

UGC (Major Research project)

35

Ornamental Wood Working System using 3-D modelling and computerized tool path.

Dr. Ajay Batish and Mr. R.K. Duvedi

97.5

2011

Ministry of Textiles

36

Ergonomic Analysis of Manual Lifting Tasks for calculating the maximum recommended weight limit.

Dr. Ajay Batish

8

2010

RPS Scheme - AICTE

37

Experimentation for improvement in surface properties of die and tool steels by EDM process.

Dr. Ajay Batish

23

2010

SERB - DST

38

Analysis of Asymmetrical Manual Lifting Tasks to determine maximum recommended weight limit by Indian Male workers.

Dr. Ajay Batish

22.5

2010

SERB - DST

39

Health Monitoring of submerged naval vessels using Smart Materials & Wave Propagation Techniques.

Dr. Abhijit Mukherjee, Dr. Sandeep Kumar Sharma and Dr. Shruti Sharma

24.9

2010

Naval Research Board (NRB), DRDO, Govt. Of India.

40

Manufacturing Engineering - Entrepreneurship Development.

Dr. Ajay Batish

8

2009

AICTE

41

Development of algorithms and software packages for 2D and 3D contour plotting using non-linear interpolation.

Dr. Chandan Singh and Dr. J. S. Saini

4.12

2009

UGC

42

Establishment of Non Traditional Machining Centre.

Dr. S.K. Mohapatra (HMED)

23

2009

UGC-SAP (Phase I)

43

FIST Level I at Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala.

Dr. S.K. Mohapatra (HMED)

23

2009

DST

44

Study of Some Performance Parameters of a Bubbling Fluidised Bed Combustor Using Rice Straw/Rice Husk.

Dr. S.K. Mohapatra

10

2008

AICTE (R&D)

45

Modernisation of Automobile Laboratory at Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala.

Dr. S.K. Mohapatra (HMED) and Mr. R.K. Duvedi

10

2008

AICTE (MODROB)

 

Labs Including Research Labs

1

Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning Lab

2

Automobile Engineering Lab

3

Solid Mechanics Lab

4

Mechanics of Machines Lab

5

Heat and Mass Transfer Lab

6

Fluid Machinery Lab

7

Industrial Automation Lab

8

Internal Combustion Engine Lab

9

Machine Tool Lab & Non -Traditional Machining Lab

10

Metrology Lab

11

Advanced Metrology Lab

12

CAD Lab

13

CAM Lab

14

Mechatronics Lab

15

Additive Manufacturing Lab

16

State Initiated Design centre Lab

17

DOM and Vibrations Lab

18

Bulk Material Storage & Handling Lab

19

System Modelling Lab

20

Surface Engineering Lab

21

Mechanics of Composite Materials Lab

22

Advanced Welding Lab

23

Robotics Lab

 

Research Facilities 

https://med.thapar.edu/pages/laboratory-facilities

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