MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Research Objectives

The research policy aimsto fulfil the following objectives.

  • • To promote quality research within the institute and in collaboration with the experts of other organizations.
  • • To establish more research centres with specific research objectives
  • • To correlate the theory courses with research
  • • To promote quality, ethics in research and patent filing
  • • To extend the usage of facilities at nominal cost and support the nearby institution student, faculty researchers

R&D Committee

The committee will carry out review of every department one time in every semester and give guidelines for corrective action and improvement in research activities. The summary of research activities is discussed with the department wise HoDs.  Further, this is brought to the notice of all the HODs department wise. The prepared minutes is sent to the management.

R&D Committee evaluate the following principal components.

  • • Papers publications in indexed journals, conferences
  • • Sponsored project proposal written, submitted and continuing, completed
  • • Collaborative project proposals, going on
  • • Patents filed, granted
  • • Consultancy project proposals, going on

R&D committee has the following members.

S.No. Name of the Member Designation Email
1. Dr. K Phaneendra Kumar Principal Chairman
2. Dr. P. Bhaskara Rao Dean – IQAC Convener
3. Dr. K. Venkateswara Rao HoD – CSE Member
4. Dr. G.Sandhya HoD – ECE Member
5. Dr. M.S. Shareef HoD – EEE Member
6. Dr. V Lakshman Narayana HoD – IT Member
7. Dr. M Jemimah Carmichael HoD - CIVIL Member
8. Sr. Faculty from all departments Coordinator

Research Policy

Vignan’s Lara Institute of Technology & Science faculty members inculcate education to the students with a research a touch in various courses as per the requirements. So, the prepared research policy has multiple components described below for enriching scientific advances among students and faculty members.

  • 1.Proem
  • 2.Awareness
  • 3.Objectives
  • 4.Research promotion
  • 5.Administrative procedures for sponsored projects
  • 6.Patents
  • 7.Incentives for academic merit
  • 8.Incentives for publications
  • 9.Incentives for project
  • 10.Research ethics
  • 11.Review of research policy

  • 1.Proem

    The institute has the vision to evolve into a center of excellence in Science & Technology through one of the vital missions, i.e., strive for excellence in teaching-learning. Since the inception of this institution, faculty members have followed quality enhanced teaching practices through research in the respective areas.

    2.Awareness

    The institute encourages seminars, workshops, FDP’s in the thrust areas of research for exploring the student and faculty fraternity of different disciplines, viz. Languages, Physical, Chemical, and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering. Moreover, the institute conducts research awareness sessions department-wise to know the government funding agencies and thrust research areas.    

    3.Objectives

    The research policy aims to fulfill the following objectives.

    • • To promote quality research within the institute and in collaboration with the experts of other organizations.
    • • To establish more research centres with specific research objectives
    • • To correlate the theory courses with research
    • • To promote quality, ethics in research and patent filing
    • • To extend the usage of facilities at nominal cost and support the nearby institution student, faculty researchers
    4.Research promotion

    Research has to carry out scientific activities, either experimental or analytical, in a peaceful environment. The institution has a policy of allocating minimum teaching/ laboratory workload to the faculty members to conduct the research qualitatively. The initiate measures followed for promoting the research are as follows.

    • • At the end of the seventh semester of the B.Tech program, a small number of students form as a batch to do the quality main-project. Then the respective guide faculty will then encourage and support the publication of research results as a conference or journal paper.
    • • In the intra and interdepartmental meetings, the senior and doctoral faculty discuss the scientific advancements in research.
    • • The research committee advises and discusses the identification of thrust areas of research to get funded projects.
    • • Research committee members also extend the support for the application of innovations as a patent. 
    5.Administrative procedures for sponsored projects
    • • The interested faculty members write a proposal in their research area as per the funding agency's specific formats.
    • • Later, the departmental committee members review the principal investigator, co-investigators research background, and publications matching the written proposal.
    • • More precisely, the objectives, outcomes, and necessary equipment/software practical possibility in the execution of the project, along with the cost, is checked.
    • • Subsequently, the principal investigator submits the project proposal through the proper channel to the corresponding funding agency.
    • • After sanctioning the project, PI advertises for necessary staffing as per the terms and conditions of the funding agency.
    • • PI also takes a separate bank account with office personnel's support and maintains various registers for equipment, consumables, staff attendance, and other misllaneous activities.
    • • PI has to present the progress of the project to the committee members for review and suggestions.
    • • Before the end of the financial year, PI has to prepare UC and SE's draft for the committee members' verification and approval. After that, the PI sends the approved, audited documents to the funding agency.
    • • PI requests the institute for any miscellaneous expenses which the funding agency does not sanction.
    6.Patents
    • • The institution encourages innovations from the students, faculty members. An applicant(s)/inventor(s) has to write the draft of the invention as per the format of the respective country.
    • • Then the departmental, institutional level committee review and accept as it is or gives suggestions based on the necessity.
    • • After incorporating the suggestions in the application, the applicant(s) has to submit it to the concerned patent authorities.
    • • The institute provides financial assistance for filing the patent to the principal applicant.
    • • After the patent grant, the institute gives an incentive to the principal inventor.
    • • If the patent is commercialized, then the generated revenue is shared by the institution and principal inventor.
    7.Incentives for academic merit

    The research committee strongly advises and requests that the faculty members teach the theory courses rigorously in-depth. It will generate ideas for doing research in the specific area taught. So, as a part of encouragement, the institute provides an incentive of Rs. 5,000 to the faculty members who got the result of 100 % in the theory course.

    8.Incentives for publications
    • • The institute highly encourages the students, faculty to do qualitative research and publish papers in indexed journals, viz. Scopus/SCI/ESCI/SCIE.
    • • Further, beginner researchers are requested to publish an article in a UGC-care-approved journal.
    • • Further collaborative research of the faculty members with the outside organizations, scientific industries is highly encouraged.
    • • When any publications come from the institute/government-funded project, the faculty members are requested to give the proper acknowledgment.
    • • The research committee segregates the published articles in the calendar, academic year, and provides an incentive on the occasion of Engineers Day, i.e., September 15th of every year.

    Table Incentive for journal publication

    Journal indexing Amount (Rs.)
    SCI 10,000
    Scopus/ESCI/UGC-care 5,000
    9.Incentives for project

    The institute gives an incentive to the Principal Investigator of the externally funded project based on sanctioned amount till the completion of the project.

  • • Project worth ≥ 35 lakhs, incentive Rs. 10,000 per month
  • • Project worth < 35 lakhs, incentive Rs. 5,000 per month
  • 10.Research ethics
    • • To ensure academic and research quality, the institute highly discourages the fabrication of the data, plagiarism due to any reason.
    • • When doing the research, the researcher has to be a responsible citizen of India and follows consciousness to the environment for its sustainability.
    • • Researchers also have to follow the laws of the government from time to time.
    • • The research committee checks the plagiarism of the article using turn-it-on software before submission to the journal. If the similarity index is more than 20 %, the faculty has to modify the paper accordingly.
    • • The software also checks the thesis plagiarism as per the requirements of the Ph.D. enrolled faculty members before the final submission.
    11.Review of research policy

    The research committee reviews the institute policy on research, patent, incentives, plagiarism once in three years and approves the necessary modifications. However, any dynamic changes based on the necessity will be done from time to time.

    Govt. Funded Research Projects

    S.No Name of the Principal Investigator/ Co-investigator Name of the Project Funding agency Name of the scheme Year of Award Fund provided (INR) Status
    1. Dr.Srinivasababu Nadendla An Experimental Understanding on the Performance of Synthesised NNC/CNF Reinforced Epoxy Composites Science and Engineering Research Board Young scientist scheme in Engineering Sciences 2015 26,21,069 Completed
    2. Dr.Bhaskara Rao Pathakokila An Optimization Strategy to Improve the Performance Characteristics of Carbon Fibre Composites for End Milling Science and Engineering Research Board Teachers Associate ship for Research Excellence (TARE) 2020 18,30,000 Ongoing

    Consultancy Projects - Revenue Generated

    Year No. of Projects Amount
    2016-17 2 3,00,000
    2017-18 3 4,00,000
    2018-19 4 4,13,000

    Journal Publications

    Year No. of Publications (SCI/ ESCI/ Scopus/ UGC Approved)
    2021 8
    2020 20
    2019 25
    2018 4
    2017 9
    2016 1

    Books/ Book Chapters/ Conference Publications

    Year No. of Publications (National/ International)
    2021 4
    2020 5
    2019 2
    2018 4
    2017 2
    2016 3

    Collaborative Activities

    Title of the Collaborative Activity Name of the Collaborating Agency with Contact Details Name of the Faculty Nature of the Activity (Research Publication/ Industrial Training/ Faculty Development Training
    Impact of injection timings and exhaust gas recirculation rates on the characteristics of diesel engine operated with neat tamarind biodiesel Center for Energy Science, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Malaya, Malaysia Mr. Radha Krishna Gopidesi Research Publication: Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, And Environmental Effects
    Thermodynamic analysis of single slope solar still using graphite plates and block magnets at seasonal climatic conditions Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jyothi Engineering College, Thrissur 679531, Mr. Radha Krishna Gopidesi Research Publication: Water Science & Technology
    Multi objective optimization of process parameters of AA2014 Friction Stir Weldments using Genetic Algorithm Department of Mechanical Engineering,Kamala Institute of Technology & Science,Singapur, Huzurabad, Telangana 505468, India.; Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vignan’s Foundations for Science, Technology & Research (Deemed to be University),Guntur-522213, India Dr. Borigorla Venu Research Publication: INCAS ; 2020
    Meta-heuristic optimization of copper friction stir weldments Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vignan’s Foundations for Science,Technology & Research (Deemed to be University), Guntur-522213, India Dr. Borigorla Venu Research Publication: INCAS ; 2020
    Analysis of hole quality errors in drilling of GFRP composite School of Mechanical Engineering, SASTRA Deemed to be University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India Dr.M.Mohammed Asif Research Publication: IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering
    Optimization of friction stir welding process to join dissimilar AA2014 and AA7075 aluminum alloys Department of Mechanical Engineering, Muthayammal College of Engineering, Rasipuram, Tamil Nadu 637408, India Dr.M.Mohammed Asif Research Publication: Materials Today: Proceedings
    Joining of Similar AZ61A Alloy Plates through Friction Stir Welding Process: An Experimental Study Department of Mechanical Engineering, Muthayammal College of Engineering, Rasipuram, Tamil Nadu 637408, India Dr.M.Mohammed Asif Research Publication: Materials Today: Proceedings
    Effect of Grain Refinement on Corrosion Rate, Mechanicaland Machining Behavior of Friction Stir Processed ZE41 MgAlloy Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Jammu, Jammu 181221, India Dr.M.Venkataiah Research Publication: Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals

    Awards / Recognitions Received for Research

    S.No. Type of Award/ Recognition Name of the Awardee Awarding Agency /Recognition organization Year
    1. Member, Governing Body Dr. Phaneendra Kumar Kopparthi Narayana Engineering College,Nellore 2019
    2. “Best session paper award” for the paper presented at ISET 2014 Dr. Srinivasababu Nadendla Trinity College of Engineering & Research, Pune 2014
    3. N K Iyengar Memorial Prize Dr. Patahkokila Bhaskara Rao Institution of Engineers, India 2016
    4. Reviewer, Material Performance and Characterization Dr. Srinivasababu Nadendla ASTM 2017
    5. Reviewer, Journal of Natural Fibers Dr. Srinivasababu Nadendla Taylor & Francis 2018
    6. Reviewer, Ain Shams Engineering Journal Dr. Srinivasababu Nadendla Elsevier 2019
    7. Reviewer, Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering Dr. Phaneendra Kumar Kopparthi Taylor & Francis 2020
    8. Editorial Board Member, Chief Editor Mr. Radha Krishna Gopidesi International Journal of Engineering Science and Computing (IJESC) ----
    9. Reviewer, Assessment of performance, combustion and emission characteristics of diesel engine powered with corn biodiesel blends Mr. Radha Krishna Gopidesi International Journal of Ambient Energy (Taylor &Francis Publications) 2019
    10. Reviewer, Experimental studies on the influence of antioxidant additive with waste tamarind biodiesel on the diverse characteristics of diesel engine Mr. Radha Krishna Gopidesi International Journal of Ambient Energy (Taylor &Francis Publications) 2019
    11. Reviewer, Experimental assessment of various fuel additives on the performance and emission characteristics of the spark ignition engine Mr. Radha Krishna Gopidesi International Journal of Ambient Energy (Taylor &Francis Publications) 2019
    12. Reviewer, Mitigation of NOX emissions with application of exhaust gas recirculation on diesel engine fuelled with diesel-corn seed oil biodiesel blend Mr. Radha Krishna Gopidesi International Journal of Ambient Energy (Taylor &Francis Publications) 2019
    13. Reviewer, Binary and ternary mixtures for spark ignition engines: A review Mr. Radha Krishna Gopidesi Progress in Industrial Ecology, An International Journal (Inderscience Publications) 2020
    14. Reviewer, Performance and emission analysis of variable compression ratio CI engine using biodiesel as alternate fuel produced by single step transesterification Mr. Radha Krishna Gopidesi Progress in Industrial Ecology, An International Journal (Inderscience Publications) 2020
    15. Reviewer, Effect of graphene nanoparticles addition to jatropha biodiesel blend on the performance and emission characteristics of a diesel engine Mr. Radha Krishna Gopidesi International Journal of Ambient Energy (Taylor &Francis Publications) 2020
    16. Reviewer, Assessment of diethyl ether as fuel additive on the diverse characteristics of diesel engine powered with waste mango seed biodiesel blend Mr. Radha Krishna Gopidesi International Journal of Ambient Energy (Taylor &Francis Publications) 2020
    17. Reviewer, Evaluation of performance, emissions and combustion attributes of diesel engine powered by Palmyra biodiesel blends with distinct injection pressures and EGR rates Mr. Radha Krishna Gopidesi International Journal of Ambient Energy (Taylor &Francis Publications) 2020
    18. Experimental evaluation of diesel engine powered with waste mango seed bio diesel at different injection timings and EGR rates was critically examined Mr. Radha Krishna Gopidesi Fuel, (Elsevier) 2020
    19. Reviewer, Optimisation of Laser Cutting Parameters for stainless steel through the Grey Relational Analysis Mr. Radha Krishna Gopidesi Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering, (Taylor &Francis Publications) 2020
    20. Reviewer, Effect of water injection and emulsion technology in biodiesel fuelled CI engine – A review Mr. Radha Krishna Gopidesi International Journal of Ambient Energy (Taylor &Francis Publications) 2021
    21. Reviewer, A Critical Evaluation of Additive Blended Cashew Nut Shell Liquid Blended Biodiesel Performance in Compression Ignition Engine Mr. Radha Krishna Gopidesi Environment, Development and Sustainability (Springer Publications) 2021
    22. Reviewer, AN INTEGRATED IOT AND FUZZY LOGIC CONTROLLER SYSTEM FOR BIOGAS DIGESTER TO PREDICT METHANE GENERATION Mr. Radha Krishna Gopidesi Environment, Development and Sustainability (Springer Publications) 2021
    23. Reviewer, Recent trends in microalgal harvesting: an overview Mr. Radha Krishna Gopidesi Environment, Development and Sustainability (Springer Publications) 2021
    24. Reviewer, Crumb Rubber-based Geopolymer Concrete: A Review Mr. Radha Krishna Gopidesi Environment, Development and Sustainability (Springer Publications) 2021
    25. Reviewer, Effect of Orifice Plates in Transesterification of Fried Oil Using Hydrodynamic Cavitation Reactor and Engine Performance with Biogas Mr. Radha Krishna Gopidesi Environment, Development and Sustainability (Springer Publications) 2021
    26. Reviewer, Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology Dr. BorigorlaVenu Emerald journal (ESCI) 2020
    27. Reviewer, International Journal of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering(IJAME) Dr. BorigorlaVenu Universiti Malaysia Pahang (ESCI) 2020
    28. Reviewer, Journal of Engineering Science and Technology Review (JESTR) Dr. BorigorlaVenu International Hellenic University (ESCI) 2021
    29. Reviewer, Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering Dr. BorigorlaVenu SAGE (SCI) 2021
    30. Reviewer, Advances in Structural Engineering Yemineni Siva Sankara Rao SAGE(SCIE) 2021
    31. Reviewer, Advances in Mechanical Engineering Yemineni Siva Sankara Rao SAGE(SCIE) 2021
    32. Reviewer, Materials Research Express Yemineni Siva Sankara Rao IOP Publishing (SCIE) 2021
    33. Reviewer, International Journal of Industrial Design and Manufacturing (IJIDeM) Yemineni Siva Sankara Rao Springer (ESCI) 2021
    34. Reviewer, International Conference on Research and Advances in Mechanical Engineering Dr.M.Mohammed Asif IOP Publishing 2021
    35. Session Chair, International Conference on Research and Advances in Mechanical Engineering Dr.M.Mohammed Asif Vignan Institute of Technology & Science 2021
    36. Received "Best Paper Award" in 11th International Exergy, Energy and Environment Symposium (IEEES-11), July 14-18, 2019, (Note: Peer-reviewed). Dr. Shaik Sharmas Vali SRM IST, Kattankulathur, Chennai, India. 2019
    37. Received "Best Paper Award" in 5th NationalConference on Refrigeration and AirConditioning, May 24th-26th, 2018, (Note: Peer-reviewed). Dr. Shaik Sharmas Vali NITK Surathkal& IIT Madras 2018
    38. Reviewer for "International Journal of Refrigeration" Dr. Shaik Sharmas Vali Elsevier 2019
    39. Reviewer for "International Journal of Energy Research” Dr. Shaik Sharmas Vali Wiley 2020
    40. Reviewer for "Journal of Thermal Science" Dr. Shaik Sharmas Vali Science Press & Springer 2019
    41. Reviewer for "Heat Transfer" Dr. Shaik Sharmas Vali Wiley 2019
    42. Reviewer for "Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data" Dr. Shaik Sharmas Vali American Chemical Society 2020
    43. Reviewer for "Advances in Materials Science and Engineering" Dr. Shaik Sharmas Vali Hindawi 2019
    44. Reviewer for "International Journal of Ambient Energy" Dr. Shaik Sharmas Vali Taylor & Francis 2019
    45. Reviewer for "Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization,and Environmental Effects" Dr. Shaik Sharmas Vali Taylor & Francis 2021
    46. Reviewer for "Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering" Dr. Shaik Sharmas Vali Wiley 2021

    Patents Filed/ Published/ Granted

    S.No. Name of the Patent Name of the Inventors Patent Application Number Patent Country Status(Filed/ Published/ Granted)
    1. Solid State Deposition Process of Surface Alloy Coating
  • 1. Nagoju Manikanta Sarath Kumar
  • 2. Mukku Venkataiah
  • 3. Vookoti Uma SaiVara Prasad
  • 4. Gamini Suresh
  • 5.Mangam Venu
  • 6.Buradagunta Ratna Suni
  • 202041015774 A India Published
    2. A System For Preparing Optimum Diesel Blends Using Waste Plastic Oil
  • 1. Dr. K.SunilRatna Kumar
  • 2.Radha Krishna Gopidesi
  • 3.V.Naveenkumar
  • 4.Dr. Abhishek Dasore
  • 5.Dr. G. Charan Kumar
  • 6.Dr. UpendraRajak
  • 7.Dr. Abhishek Sharma
  • 8.Dr. Y. Siva Kumar Reddy
  • 9.T VenkataSrinivasa Rao
  • 10.TulalaRajasanthosh Kumar
  • 202141013178 A India Published
    3. Ed-Machine: Nano Powder Mixed Vegetable Oil As Dielectric Fluid Coupled With Cryogenically Treated Electrode And Bio Thinner For Enhancement of Process Performance In Electrical Discharge Machining
  • 1. Dr.B.Singaravel
  • 2. Mr.K.Mangapathi Rao
  • 3. Dr.Vinay Kumar
  • 4. DR.K.Chandra Shekar
  • 5. Dr.S.Deva Prasad
  • 6. Dr. Syed Mujahed
  • 7. Mr.N.Venkateshwaralu
  • 8. Dr. M.Mohammed Asif
  • 201941029200 India Published
    4. Switchboard With Inbuilt Audioplayer
  • 1. Dr. Mahaboob Shareef Syed
  • 2. Dr.Venkatesan.M
  • 3. Dr. Lordwin Cecil Prabhaker.M
  • 4. Dr. Saravanarm.R
  • 5. Dr. M.Mohammed Asif
  • 346035-001 India Published