Research and publication

Research Activities

A. Completed Research Activities    

Title

Status

Type

Remark

Design and optimization of rice husk gasifier

Completed

Research

 

Performance evaluation and development of a new solar baking oven

Completed

Research

 

Automatic bag cutting machine (PP bag)

Completed

Community service

 

Manufacturing of Grain separator

completed

Community service

 

Construction  of solar husk separator, dryer and sieving  machine

completed

Community service

 

B. Ongoing  Research Activities 

Title

Status

Type

Remark

Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) biomass and Charcoal Briquette Technology for Alternative Energy Based Income Generation in Rural Areas of Ethiopia

Ongoing

Research-based project

 

Mechanical behavior analysis of Jutte and bamboo composite to sustainable material for wind turbine

Ongoing

Research

 

Design, development and experimental investigation of solar cooking/baking

under progress

Students dissertation

PhD

Rock-bed thermal energy storage system for coffee drying  

under progress

Students dissertation

PhD

Numerical and experimental analysis on the performance of plant leaf-mimetic 4D printed wind turbine blade

under progress

Students thesis

MSc

Experimental investigation on the performance of box type thermoelectric refrigeration for medical storage

under progress

Students thesis

MSc

Modeling and experimental testing of solar maize dryer

under progress

Students thesis

MSc

Thermal energy auditing on Dashen beer factory

under progress

Students thesis

MSc

Investigation of solar cooker based on solar air heater assisted by phase change material storage unit

under progress

Students thesis

MSc

Modeling and optimization of Ethiopian local alcoholic distillation system (Areke) by using composite pot

under progress

Students thesis

MSc

Theoretical Analysis and Experimental investigation of triple fluid vapor absorption refrigeration system using non-conventional working mixture

under progress

Students thesis

MSc

Experimental and numerical analysis of convective heat transfer in nanofluids

under progress

Students thesis

MSc

Modeling and experimental testing of solar solar powered injera baking

under progress

Students thesis

MSc

Modeling and experimental analysis of mixed mode solar drying system for red pepper

under progress

Students thesis

MSc

Investigation and experimental testing on the performance analysis of artificial roughened solar air heater using expanded metal mesh for agricultural product dryer

under progress

Students thesis

MSc

 Publications 

Article papers

Title of The Research

Investigators

Publisher

Year of publication

Design of House of Quality using SERVQUAL and QFD for service quality improvement: a case of Bahir Dar city hotels

Ibrahim Abdulkerim, Muralidhar Avvari, Tomas Cherkos

International Journal of Applied Management Science (In Press)

2018

An experiment on noise and emission control in a modified exhaust system

Boominathan, G. K. Vijayaragavan R. Kathiravan

International Journal of Applied

Environmental Science

July 2018

Examining significant factors in micro and small enterprises performance: a case study in the Amhara region, Ethiopia

T Cherkos, M Zegeye, S Tilahun, Muralidhar Avvari

Industrial Engineering International. pp.1-13

2018

Design and development of sag & swell hybrid compensator for voltage flickering in grid loads

Dr.V.Prasannamoorthy, P.Sundaramoorthi, Dr. R. Kathiravan

Journal of Web Engineering

2018

Evaluation of Azadirachta indica seed/spent Camellia sinensis bio-filler based jute fabrics–epoxy composites: Experimental and numerical studies

R Vijay, A Vinod, R Kathiravan, S Siengchin, D Lenin Singaravelu

Journal of Industrial Textile

2018

Effect of Secondary Mg17Al12 Phase on AZ80 Alloy Processed by Equal Channel Angular Pressing (ECAP)

Muralidhar Avvari, Narendranath. S

Silicon, (Springer), DOI: 10.1007/s12633-015-9349-9, 1-9

2018

Modeling and analyzing the Torsional and noise effects on round mild steel shafts by response surface methodology

Boominathan, G. K. Vijayaragavan R. Kathiravan

International Journal of Applied Environmental Science

2017

Effect of welding heat input on through-thickness properties of TMCP steel plate

R. Kathiravan, N. Ramasamy.

Engineering Science and Technology: An International Journal (ESTIJ)

2017

Effect of Flame Straightening on through thickness Properties of TMCP Steel Plate

N. Ramasamy, R. Kathiravan, N. Raju

IJSRD – International Journal for Scientific Research & Development

2017

Optimization of Hole Characteristics During Pulse Nd: YAG Laser Drilling of Commercially Pure Titanium Alloy

Avvari, M., Manjaiah, M., Able, M. et al. 

Lasers Manuf. Mater. Process. pp. 1-16

2017

Analysis of noise impact on various parameters by response surface methodology for the optimum safe working area and occupational health improvement

N. Boominathan, R. Kathiravan G. K. Vijayaragavan.

Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences

2016

Modeling and analyzing the Torsional and noise effects on round mild steel shafts by response surface methodology

Boominathan, R. Kathiravan G. K. Vijayaragavan.

Advances in Materials Science and Engineering

Sep-2016

Microstructure evolution in AZ61 alloy processed by equal channel angular pressing

Muralidhar Avvari, Narendranath. S, Mashamba Able

Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Vol.8, No.6, pp 1-9

2016

Analysis of the Effect of Impact on Mild steel shafts through Response Surface Methodology for Safety Consideration

Boominathan. N, Dr. Vijayaraghavan.GK, Dr. Kathiravan. R

International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Management Studies

February-2015

A review on wrought magnesium alloys processed by equal channel angular pressing

Muralidhar Avvari, Narendranath.S, Shivananda Nayaka H

International Journal of Materials and Product Technology (IJMPT). Vol.51, No.2, 139-164

2014

Heat Transfer Analysis of Pool Boiling Stainless Steel Flat

Plate Heater with Water

M.Hariharan, R.Kathiravan S.Senthil Kumar and M.Arun

International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research

May-2014

Influence of Route-R on Wrought Magnesium AZ61 Alloy Mechanical Properties through Equal Channel Angular Pressing

Muralidhar Avvari, Narendranath. S

Journal of Magnesium and Alloys, Vol. 2, No. 2, 159-164

2014

Effect of Equal Channel Angular Pressing on AZ31 Wrought Magnesium Alloys

Muralidhar Avvari, Narendranath.S, Shivananda Nayaka H

Journal of Magnesium and Alloys, Vol. 1, No. 4, 336-340

2013

Equal Channel Angular pressing processing of wrought AZ31 alloy

Muralidhar Avvari, Narendranath.S, Shivananda Nayaka H

International Journal of Advances in Engineering Sciences, Vol. 3, No. 4, 26-30

2013

Pool boiling of water over a stainless steel flat plate heater

B. Manikandaprabu, S. Mohan Kumar, R. Kathiravan

International Journal of Instrumentation, control, and Automation (IJICA)

2013

Pool boiling characteristics of water over a horizontal stainless steel tube heater

R. Muruganantham, G. Vignesh, R.Vignesh, P. Madhan, R. Kathiravan

International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering (IJMPE)

2013

Improvement of mechanical properties of FCC & HCP structured materials processed by equal channel angular pressing

Muralidhar Avvari, Narendranath.S, Shivananda Nayaka H

International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research (IJSER), Vol. 4, No. 4, 570-573

2013

Pool boiling characteristics of multi walled carbon nanotube (CNT) based nanofluids over a flat plate heater

R. Kathiravan, Ravi Kumar, Akhilesh Gupta, Ramesh Chandra, P.K Jain

International Journal of Heat and mass transfer

February 2011

Preparation and pool boiling characteristics of Silver nanofluids over a flat plate heater

R. Kathiravan, Ravi Kumar, Akhilesh Gupta, Ramesh Chandra

Heat transfer Engineering an international journal

June 2011

Preparation and pool boiling characteristics of copper nanofluids over a flat plate heater

R. Kathiravan, Ravi Kumar, Akhilesh Gupta, Ramesh Chandra

International Journal of Heat and Mass transfer

Feb 2010

Characterization and pool boiling heat transfer studies of nano-fluids

R. Kathiravan, Ravi Kumar, Akhilesh Gupta, Ramesh Chandra

ASME Journal of Heat transfer

August 2009

R. Kathiravan, Ravi Kumar, Akhilesh Gupta, Ramesh Chandra, P.K Jain

Pool boiling characteristics of carbon nanotube based nanofluids over a horizontal tube heater

ASME Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications

June 2009

Conferences

Influence of Multi-Temperature Die-casting of Al7075 alloy

Muralidhar Avvari, Mashamba Able

14th Global conference on sustainable manufacturing, GCSM 3-5 October 2016, Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA

Study of the Mechanical Behavior of LM20 Alloy at Various Temperatures Processed by Die-Casting

Muralidhar Avvari, Mashamba Able

Third International Conference of Advances in Mechanical and Robotics Engineering (AMRE-2015). During 10-11th October, Venue: Zurich, Switzerland

heat transfer analysis of pool boiling in stainless steel flat plate heater

R. Kathiravan,

International Conference on Trends in Technology Convergence, AVS Engineering college Salem in association with University of OULU, Finland held on 8th & 9th April 2014

Understanding the Effect of Equal Channel Angular Pressing on Response of a Magnesium Alloy

Muralidhar Avvari, Narendranath.S, Shivananda Nayaka H

Conference on Advances in Light Metals and its Composites (CALM 2014). During 6th-7th December, Venue: SRM University, Chennai, INDIA

Study the effect of microstructures and mechanical properties of wrought magnesium AZ31 alloy processed by equal channel angular pressing

Muralidhar Avvari, Narendranath S, Shivananda Nayaka H

NRC-M Symposium and Discussion meeting on Severe Plastic Deformation and Bulk Nano-structured Materials. During 12th -14th May 2014, Venue: Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, INDIA

Effect of Processing Routes on AZ31 Alloy Processed By Severe Plastic Deformation

Muralidhar Avvari, Narendranath.S, Shivananda Nayaka H

Procedia Materials Science, Vol. 5, 1560-1566

Pool boiling characteristics of water over a horizontal stainless steel tube heater

R. Kathiravan

International conference on Mechanical and production Engineering (ICMPE) conducted by research held at Tirupati on 15th Feb. 2013

Study on grain refinement and mechanical properties of Mg-3%Al-1%Zn processed by equal channel angular pressing

Muralidhar Avvari, Narendranath.S, Shivananda Nayaka H

Minamata International Symposium on Environment and Energy Technology 2013 (MISSION-2013). During 4th -6th December 2013, Venue: Kumamoto University, JAPAN

Effect of equal channel angular pressing on microstructure and mechanical properties of Mg-3Al-1Zn alloy

Muralidhar Avvari, Narendranath.S, Shivananda Nayaka H

International Conference on Engineering Materials and Processes (ICEMAP). During 23rd -24th May 2013, Chennai, INDIA

Improvement of Mechanical Properties of Aluminum processed by severe plastic deformation (SPD) technique

Muralidhar Avvari, Narendranath.S, Shivananda Nayaka H

Fourth International Conference on Recent Advances in Composite Materials (ICRACM). During 18th -21st February, 2013, Goa, INDIA

Pool boiling of water over a stainless steel flat plate heater

R. Kathiravan

International conference on advance in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (ICAMIE) conducted by IRNet held at Chennai on 30th Sep. 2012

Pool boiling characteristics of nanofluids

R. Kathirvan

National level conference conducted by Velammal Engineering College, Chennai. During Nov.2009

Pool boiling Characteristics of Nanofluids

R. Kathiravan, Ravi Kumar, Akhilesh Gupta, Ramesh Chandra

19th National and 8th International ISHMTASME conference on Heat and Mass transfer, Paper no. NFF -1, Abstract page no. 175, JNTU Hyderabad, January 3-5, 2008

Preparation characterization of Copper nanoparticles and their effects on pool boiling

R. Kathiravan, Ravi Kumar, Akhilesh Gupta, Ramesh Chandra

35thNational Conference of Fluid mechanics and Fluid power (FMFP-2008), Proceeding page from 455 to 462, PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore during December 11-13, 2008.

Effect of addition of polymer (PVA) for energy saving in the pumping of water through pipelines

R. Kathiravan

National Conference on Recent Advances in Mechanical Engineering- RAME- 05 scheduled on 24th March 2005 at Noorul Islam College of Engineering, Kanyakumari

Opportunities and Challenges faced by Indian Pharma

R. Kathiravan

ONGC sponsored National level seminar on Global competitiveness of Indian Industries on 27th March 2004 at EGS Pillay Engineering College, Nagapattinam

Effect of addition of polymer (PVC) for energy saving in the pumping of water through pipelines

R. Kathiravan

All India Conference on Energy Conservation and Policy options for small and medium scale Industries during 23-24, July 2004 at PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore

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