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No Title of the project Sponsoring Agency
Design of Optimized Natural Laminar Flow Aerofoil for Transport Aircrafts
Project Investigators: Dr. Y. G. Bhumkar & Prof. S. K. Mahapatra

In this research project, newly designed natural laminar flow aerofoils are optimized for higher lift to drag ratio which have possible applications in the transport aircrafts. Aerodynamic characteristics of the newly developed aerofoils are obtained using CFD simulations using high accuracy numerical schemes.

Simulation of Conjugate Heat Transfer in Laser-Tissue interaction
The major objective of this project is to develop a model for accurate estimation of thermal damage in the healthy tissue region while a tumor tissue is being treated by a repetitive collimated short pulse laser beam. A conjugate heat transfer model is developed in the ultrashort time scale for accurate prediction of thermal damage while treating the tumor tissue using collimated laser beam.

Project Investigators: Prof. S. K. Mahapatra & Dr. P. Rath

Department of Science & Technology
CFD Modelling of 76mm Naval Gun Projectile Motion In Aid of Range Enhancement

Project Investigators: Prof. S.K. Mahapatra, Dr. S.N. Panigrahi, Dr. P.Rath

DRDO, PXE, Chandipur
Improved Crack and Delamination Growth Resistance Technology Development for Isotropic and FRP Composite Structural Components

3-D finite element simulations have been performed using Multi Point Constraint (MPC) and Contact elements on various FRP composite structural components. Failure locations have been predicted using coupled field failure theories. Knowledge of Strain Energy Release Rate (SERR) has been used to predict dominance of failure mode. Effect of material anisotropy and effect of various geometrical parameters have been investigated.
Project Investigators: Dr. A. K. Pradhan

Department of Science & Technology
Analysis and design of acoustic absorber linings for underwater applications

Project Investigator: Dr. S. N. Panigrahi

NPOL, Kochi
Temperature Control of Electronic Components Using Phase Change Material (PCM) Based Heat Sinks
Investigators: Dr. P. Rath, Dr. M. K. Das
Department of Science & Technology
Re-engineering of walking type reaper cum binder Investigators: Dr. M K Pandit, Dr. A K Pradhan, Dr. A Mandal

A reaper cum binder for harvesting rice, wheat, barley etc. is being developed. Some important features are:

  • Totally indigenous design all parts can be taken from the local market
  • Automatic knotting with the help of the threads from threads pool.
  • Low fuel consumption
  • Additional operations like spraying, pumping, tilling can be performed with little modifications
Directorate of Agriculture and Food Processing, Govt. of Odisha (RKVY Scheme)
Design modification of maize sheller Investigators: Dr. M K Pandit, Dr. A K Pradhan, Dr. A Mandal

The maize sheller developed will help maize growing farmers of Odisha to shell maize and separate corns better and with less wastage. The spare parts of the machine are easily available in the local market and it is sound and vibration during operation is reduced drastically.

Directorate of Agriculture and Food Processing, Govt. of Odisha (RKVY Scheme)
Impact response and damage analysis of advanced composite sandwich structures Project Investigator: Dr. Mihir Kumar Pandit

For experimental investigation of low velocity impact on sandwich composites and its response, a drop weight impact test set up is developed based on the ASTM standards. The impact tests are carried out to examine the effect of properties of core and face sheets on the impact response of sandwich structures and the experimental results are analyzed to study the impact damage caused to the face sheet and the core.

Department of Science & Technology
Research in Manufacturing & Industrial Management


Year 2016-17
  • Development of a High-Resolution Scheme for Solving the PNP-NS Equations in Curved Channels,, T.W.H. Sheu, Y.G. Bhumkar, S.T. Yuan and S.C. Syue, Communications in Computational Physics, 2016, Vol. 19, No. 02, pp. 496-533.
  • Multi-objective optimization of squeeze casting process using evolutionary algorithms, Manjunath Patel, G.C. Prasad Krishna, Pandu R. Vundavilli and M.B. Parappagoudar, International Journal of Swarm Intelligent Research, 2016, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 55-74.
  • Design and analysis of higher order exponential horn profiles for ultrasonic machining, Akash Deep Chhabra, R. Vinod Kumar, Pandu R Vundavilli and B. Surekha, Journal for Manufacturing Science and Production, 2016, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 13-19.
  • Behaviour of sandwich laminates subjected to thermal loading using higher-order zig-zag theory, A Padhi, MK Pandit, Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials, 2016, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 174-19.
  • A Similarity Solution for Phase Change of Binary Alloy with Shrinkage or Expansion, A. Jakhar, P. Rath and S. K. Mahapatra, Engineering Science and Technology: An International Journal, doi:10.1016/j.jestch.2016.04.002.
  • Delamination propagation analyses of spar wingskin joints made with curved laminated FRP composite panels, P K Mishra, A K Pradhan and M K Pandit, Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, 2016, Vol 30, No. 7, pp. 708-728.
  • Application of TCE-PCM based heat sinks for cooling of electronic components: A Review, Santosh Kumar Sahoo, Mihir Kumar Das, Prasenjit Rath, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2016, Vol. 59, pp. 550-582.
  • Prediction of Heat Transfer Coefficient in Flow Boiling over Tube Bundles using ANFIS, Abhilas Swain, Mihir Kumar Das, Heat Transfer Engineering, 2016, Vol. 37, No. 5, pp. 443-455.
  • Vortex shedding from a circular cylinder with a parallel slit, Lavish, O., Venugopal, A., Amit Agrawal and S. V. Prabhu, Journal of Visualization, 2016.
  • Application of TCE-PCM based heat sinks for cooling of electronic components: A Review, S. K. Sahoo, M. K. Das and P. Rath, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2016, Vol. 59, pp. 550-582.
Year 2015-16
  • Construction, Analysis and Application of Coupled Compact Difference Scheme in Computational Acoustics and Fluid Flow Problems, J. Pradhan, B. Mahato, S.D. Dhandole, Y.G. Bhumkar, Communications in Computational Physics, 2015, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 957-984.
  • Modeling of ECDM micro drilling process using GA and PSO trained radial basis function neural network, K. Shanmukhi, Pandu R. Vundavilli and B. Surekha, , Soft Computing, 2015, Vol. 19, No. 8, pp. 2193-2202.
  • Neural network-based expert system for modeling of tube spinning process, Pandu R. Vundavilli, J. Phani Kumar, Ch. Sai Priyatham and Mahesh B. Parappagoudar, Neural Computing and Applications, 2015, Vol. 26, No. 6, pp. 1481-1493.
  • Analysis of critical success factors of humanitarian supply chain: An application of Interpretive Structural Modeling, D.K.Yadav, A. Barve, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Vol 12, pp. 335-344.
  • Analysis of critical activities for GSCM implementation in mining supply chains in India using fuzzy analytical hierarchy process, Kamalakanta Muduli; Akhilesh Barve, International Journal of Business Excellence, 2015, Vol.8, No.6, pp.767 – 797.
  • Investigation of influential strength of factors on GSCM adoption in mining industries operating in India, G. Kannan, K. Muduli, K. Devika, A. Barve, Resources Conservation and Recycling, Vol.107, pp. 185-194.
  • Introducing passive acoustic filter in acoustic based condition monitoring: Motor bike piston-bore fault identification, D. P. Jena, S. N. Panigrahi, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Vol. 70, pp. 932-946.
  • Automatic gear and bearing fault localization using vibration and acoustic signals, D. P. Jena, S. N. Panigrahi, Applied Acoustics, 2015, Vol. 73, pp. 1-14.
  • Estimating acoustic transmission loss of perforated filters using finite element method, D. P. Jena, S. N. Panigrahi, Measurement, 2015, Vol. 55, pp. 39-50.
  • Construction, Analysis and Application of Coupled Compact Difference Scheme in Computational Acoustics and Fluid Flow Problems, J Pradhan, B Mahato, SD Dhandole, YG Bhumkar, Communications in Computational Physics, 2015, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 957-984.
  • MHD Convection of Nanofluids: A Review , AJ Chamkha, SK Jena, SK Mahapatra, Journal of Nanofluids, 2015, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 271-292.
  • Transient buoyancy-opposed double diffusive convection of micropolar fluids in a square enclosure, SK Jena, LK Malla, SK Mahapatra, AJ Chamkha, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 2015, Vol. 81, pp. 681-694.
  • Interaction of short pulse collimated irradiation with inhomogeneity: An accurate model, AK Verma, P Rath, SK Mahapatra, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 2015, Vol. 72, pp. 1-9.
  • Thermo-solutal buoyancy-opposed free convection of a binary Ostwald-De Waele fluid inside a cavity having partially-active vertical walls , SK Jena, SK Mahapatra, A Sarkar, AJ Chamkha, Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2015, Vol. 51, pp. 9-19.
  • A Numerical Investigation of Surface Radiation Interaction With Magneto-Convection of an Electrically Conducting Fluid Imposed With a Transverse Magnetic Field, SK Jena, SK Mahapatra, Heat Transfer Engineering , 2015, Vol. 36, No. 1, 21-32.
  • Interaction of Participating Medium Radiation with Thermosolutal Convection-A Critical Appraisal , SK Jena, SK Mahapatra, A Sarkar, Heat Transfer-Asian Research, 2015, Vol. 44, No. 1, 39-65.


Sl. No Patent Name Patent No.
1 Method and Apparatus for Automation and Optimization of LPG Cylinder Distribution System 554/KOL/2011 Dated:19.04.2011
2 A Processing Condition Monitoring System and/or Method Operated Utility Products Such As Food Processors and The Like 1391/KOL/2012 Dated:20.11.2012
3 An Intelligent Fluid Consumption Monitoring System for Dynamically Monitor Consumption of Fluid by a User 398/KOL/2013 Dated:09.04.2013
4 A Vehicle Mounted Surveillance System for Tracking and Monitoring the Vehicle Position and its Surroundings 496/KOL/2013 Dated:01.05.2013
5 A Digital Hand - Held Dual Curvature Measurement Device 884/KOL/2013 Dated: 24.07.2013
6 An Intelligent Car Door Dent Preventing System 874/KOL/2013 Dated: 23.07.2013
7 A Mechanism for Reduction in Reaction Angular Momentum in a Rotorcraft's Cockpit 622/KOL/2014 Dated: 06.06.2014
8 Apparatus and Method for Quality Improvement of Acoustic Based Condition Monitoring 602/KOL/2014 Dated: 02.06.2014