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Academic Programms Offered by the Department’

Programmes Title of the Programme Course Structure Approving & Accreditation Authority
M.Tech Mechanical Engineering specialization in Marine Download
  • UGC & AICTE
  • Accredited by NBA with ‘A grade
M.Tech Mechanical Engineering specialization in Armament and Combat Vehicles Download
  • UGC & AICTE
  • Accredited by NBA with ‘A grade
M.Tech Robotics (To be offered by School of Robotics) Download Under Progress
M.Tech Mechanical Engineering specialization in Mechanical System Design Download Under Progress
Ph.D Ongoing
MS (by Research) Ongoing
Short Term Courses
Any Other

History and Growth of the Department

Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (Deemed University), Pune, consisting of nine Departments and three Schools at present imparting education, training, research, and development with an emphasis on defence technology. The Department of Mechanical Engineering is one of the important departments in the Institute since 1976. Presently, the department is offering unique, specialized programmes in the country, namely Armament and Combat Vehicle (ACV), Marine, Robotics, and Mechanical System Design (MSD) at the Post Graduate level besides Ph.D. and Master of Science (By Research) programmes. These programmes are open for all students under sponsored (DRDO, DPSUs, Industry, and Tri-services, etc.) and general categories. The placement history of our M Tech students is at par with that of premier Institutes/Universities within the country. The department covers various mechanical engineering disciplines and reaches out to diverse application areas, including armaments, combat vehicles, marine engineering, space, control, and many others. The department has many highly qualified and reputed faculty strengths and has exposure with a broad experience in various research areas. Such as Composite materials/structures, Impact dynamics of composite structures, Repairing technology and Life assessment of composite structures, Mechanical behavior of materials for Defense applications, High-speed machining/green machining of aerospace materials, CFD, Two-Phase Flow, Vehicle dynamics and Condition monitoring, etc. The department is well equipped with high-end research facilities, such as a miniature gas turbine test facility, PIV system, High-Performance Computing facility in mechanical system design and analysis. The department possessed many latest licensed version software on modelling, analysis, and design of components/parts/sub-assembly/structures, machines, mechanisms, etc. In the past and most recently, the department has completed/continuing many outstanding research and development sponsored projects funded by various Government agencies with importance to defense such as CFD analysis of the HP turbine of Kaveri engine, FE analysis of the suspension system of ICV Abhay, and Iong range mortar (120 mm), etc. The department is also aiming to carry out R & D projects on Ballistic Penetration of Armour materials, Design and Development of Spar Wingskin Joint for Integral Structural Construction of Aircraft wings and Development of nano-filler (NF)/polymer composites for armour applications, etc. The Department is actively contributing to the Institute’s overall academic growth and development in terms of administration. For the last many years, the department has almost 25 percent of the Institute student strength. 

Vision of the Department: 

  • The Department endeavors to become Centre of Excellence in Armaments/Combat vehicles, Marine engineering, Robotics, and Mechanical Systems Design.
  • · To provide education and training to the stakeholders with the state of the art technology in Armament /Combat Vehicles, Marine Engineering, Robotics, and Mechanical Systems Design through PG / Ph.D. programmes. 

Mission of the Department:

  • To impart advanced training, update knowledge, and skillset required for design, development, production, quality assurance, and inspection of equipment to Tri-Service officers and civilian students.
  • The interdisciplinary approach towards advances in Combat Vehicle Technology, Armament Engineering and Marine Engineering, Robotics, and Mechanical Systems Design.
  • Developing skillset required for R&D, Design, and production of efficient and economical Armament, Combat Vehicles, Marine Systems, Robotics, and Mechanical Systems Design for Indian Armed Forces.

Faculty Members:

Sr. No. Name of Faculty Designation Contact Information Email ID Profile Picture View Profile
1 Dr. Sashi Kanta Panigrahi Professor, HoD; Director, School of Robotics (Additional Charge) 02024304187 panigrahisk@diat.ac.in view
2 Dr. A. Kumaraswamy Professor 02024304191 akswamy@diat.ac.in view
3 Dr. Dineshsingh G Thakur Professor 02024304195 thakur@diat.ac.in view
4 Dr. Sunil Chandel Associate Professor 02024304202 sunilchandel@diat.ac.in view
5 Dr. Sunil Nimje Assistant Professor 02024304204 Sunil.nimje@diat.ac.in view
6 Dr.Pankaj Kumar Sharma Scientist ‘É’ on Deputation 02024304197 pankaj_sharma@diat.ac.in view
7 Dr. Pankaj M Nadge Assistant Professor 02024304413 pankaj_nadge@diat.ac.in view
8 Ms. Prajakta Koratkar Assistant Professor (On Contract) 02024304186 prajkta_koratkar@diat.ac.in view

Programme Outcomes

M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering (Armament and Combat Vehicles)

On completion of M. Tech. Programme, the student, are capable of

  • Applying skill set developed in computing, mathematics, statistics, science, and engineering to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems related to armaments and combat vehicles.
  • Understand the physics behind the problem in arriving at the optimum solution in the quickest possible time.
  • Design and conduct experiments – analyze and interpret data for design, development, manufacturing, and inspection of armament and combat vehicle components.
  • Logical troubleshooting of the problems arising with armaments and combat vehicles.
  • Associating with multi-disciplinary teams working on significant projects demanding global competencies on armaments and combat vehicles.
  • Collaborate with industries and reputed academic institutions for advanced training, research, and development.
  • Review the literature data – gap analysis – Defining the problem – Modeling & Simulation – Investigation – Discussion of results – report writing – concluding etc.
  • Understand professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities.

 M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering (Marine)

 On completion of M. Tech. Programme, the student, is capable of

  • Applying advanced skill set developed in computing, mathematics, statistics, engineering to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems.
  • Design and conduct experiments – analyze and interpret data for design, development, manufacturing, and inspection of components;
  • Understand the physics behind the problem in arriving at the optimum solution in the quickest possible time;
  • Possess skill set required for logical troubleshooting of the equipment.
  • Associate with multi-disciplinary teams working on significant projects demanding global competencies.
  • Collaborate with DRDO labs, DPSUs, industries, and universities of repute in higher education, training, and research,
  • Review the literature data – gap analysis- Defining the problem – Modeling & Simulation – Investigation – Discussion of results – report writing – concluding etc.
  • Understand professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities.

M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering (Mechanical Systems Design)

On completion of M. Tech. Programme, the student, are capable of

  • Applying skill set developed in computing, mathematics, statistics, science, and engineering to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • Design and conduct experiments – analyze and interpret data for design, development, manufacturing, and inspection of components;
  • Understand the physics behind the problem in arriving at the optimum solution in the quickest possible time;
  • Possess skillset required for logical troubleshooting of the equipment.
  • Associate with multi-disciplinary teams working on significant projects demanding global competencies.
  • Collaborate with DRDO labs, DPSUs, industries, and universities of repute in higher education, training, and research,
  • Review the literature data – gap analysis- Defining the problem – Modeling & Simulation – Investigation – Discussion of results – report writing – concluding etc.
  • Understand professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities.

M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering (Robotics)

On completion of M. Tech. Programme, the specific outcome of the programme is to

  • Provide human resources equipped with advanced applied knowledge in the field of Robotic systems and related technologies to fulfill the needs of DRDO, tri-services, and Defence PSU’s, thereby making the country self-reliance in Robotics.
  • Associate with multi-disciplinary teams working on significant projects demanding global competencies.
  • Collaborate with DRDO labs, DPSUs, industries, and universities of repute in higher education, training, and research, Review the literature data – gap analysis
  • Are expected to apply analytical skills and modelling methodologies to recognize, analyze, synthesize and implement operational solutions to engineering problems, product design and development, and manufacturing
  • Articulate designs, modelling, analysis, and testing of Mechatronics products, systems, and controllers using appropriate technology and software tools.

Research Areas 

  •  Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) simulation of blast resistant structures
  • Design and analysis of blast protection devices such as blast valves, blast doors etc.
  • Analysis and Design of Composite Structures
  • Functionally Graded Adhesively Bonded Joint Structures
  • Bonded Patch repair for damaged FRP composite structures
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Micromanufacturing/Micromachining of “Difficult to cutmaterials” Surface Engineering. Additive Manufacturing
  • Strain-rate dependent deformation Behavior of Materials for Defence Applications.
  • Nano/Micro Mechanical Behavior of Wear Resistant/Abradable Coatings, micro/ nanostructures for Defence Applications.
  • Contact Mechanics Phenomenon in reciprocating hydraulic Seals in Defence applications
  • Vibration Analysis
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  •  High strain rate experimental analysis using Shock Tube
  • Experimental study of explosive storage/ hardened structures under blast loading
  • Robot navigation
  • Internet of drone things
  • Automation and drive control system design
  • Actuators and control
  • Active & Passive flow separation control
  • Two Phase flow
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Engineering Fluid Flows
  • Heat Transfer & fluid dynamics
  • CAD/CAM/Robotics
  • Manufacturing Consideration in Design
  • Fabrication, Characterization and Processing of Composite Materials.
  • High speed machining/green machining of aerospace materials, Precision Robotic Welding of Aerospace Materials.

 

Laboratories

Name of the Laboratories Lab In charge More Information
  • Fluid and Thermal Engineering Laboratory
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  • Vibration Laboratory
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  • Mechanical System Design & Analysis Lab
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  • Precision & Manufacturing Laboratory
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  •  Workshop
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  • Mechanical Testing Lab
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  • Robotics lab  (under School of Robotics)
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Achievements:

  • M.Tech (Armament and Combat Vehicles) has been accredited for 6 years by National Board of Accreditation (NBA).
  • M.Tech (Marine Engineering) has been accredited for 6 years by National Board of Accreditation (NBA).
  • First batch of M.Tech programme with a specialisation in Robotics have passed out and were awarded degrees during 9th convocation held on 28th May, 2017.
  • New M.Tech programme in Mechanical Engineering with a specialisation in Mechanical System Design has been started from 2016-17 academic year.
  • Master of Science by Research programme has been restarted from the academic year 2016-17.

Collaborations

  • R &D (Engineers), Pune
  • ARDE,  Pune
  • HEMRL, Pune
  • IIT, Indore
  • Indian Army
  • Indian Coast Guard
  • Indian Navy
  • IIT Delhi, IIT Roorkee, IIT Bombay and IIT Madras
  • Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO)

 

  •  SERC Chennai
  • MS IndiTech Valve Pvt. Ltd.
  • VIT Vellore
  • MIT WPU Pune
  • AR&DB New Delhi
  • NITTE Manglore
  • DMRL, Hyderabad, Telangana
  • R&DE (Engrs.), Dighi, Pune
  • ARDE, Pune
  • NMRL, Ambernath, Mumbai
  • HEMRL, Pune

 

Name of the Faculty Awards & Recognition
Dr. S. K. Panigrahi
  • Editorial Board Member of Reviews of Adhesion and Adhesives (RAA), Scrivener Publishing House, USA.
  • Innovations in Corrosion and Materials Science (ICMS)
  • Current Smart Materials (CSM)
  • Distinguished Scientist in Composite Structures Award by Venus International Research Foundation, Chennai, 2018.
  • Innovative Technological Research   & Dedicated   Professor Award by JETR-JETMS Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2017.
  • Fellow, Indian Society of Mechanical Engineers (ISME), 2017.
Dr. A. Kumaraswamy
  • Short listed as Member for AICTE Expert committee, 2020
  • Recipient of National Technology Day Oration award, DRDO, 2015
  • Honorary Associate member, 3D printing world Expo, Mumbai 2015
  • Listed in Who’s is Who in the World (29th edition), 2012
Dr. D G Thakur
  • Nominated for best paper award at “World Congress on Engineering-2009, London”.
  • Nominated for “Bharat Shiksha Ratan Award” (2016).
  • Nominated for “Bharat Jyoti Award” (2016).
Dr. Sunil Chandel
  • Selected under the Program for Foreign Researchers of the Exchange Program for East Asian Young Researchers Fund of Japan Society for the promotion of Science.

Any Other Information:

Sponsored R & D Projects

  • Technology development for cleaning of gun barrel: Rs. 5 Lakhs – DIAT (2013-2014)
  • Optimisation of skin and rib (spar) stiffness for an optimum performance of co-cured Spar Wingskin Joints (SWJ) in pull off mode: (2014-2016) funded by ARDB (Co PI – Dr Sunil Nimje)
  • Launcher pod with optimized weight and configuration using non-linear finite element analysis (2014-2015) funded by ARMREB
  • Non-linear finite element analysis of armoured amphibious dozer (AAD) hull: 10 Lacs (2015-17) (Co PI – Dr Sunil Nimje)
  • Non linear finite element analysis of composite valve (trunnion type), Continuing
  • Numerical and Experimental study of an Al-Li alloy based MMCs for skin and stringers of an aircraft fuselage structure (ARDB)
  • Surface integrity studies during Milling of Aluminium- Lithium alloys used in aerospace applications for improved functional performance.
  • Numerical and Experimental Investigations on Formability of Thin Metal Foils in Micro Forming for Aerospace Applications
  • A Research Project on ‘Numerical Modeling of Tribological characteristics of high pressure reciprocating hydraulic seals subjected to shock loading’ funded by R&DE(Engrs), Pune.
  • Design and Development of low cost High velocity gas gun to investigate high strain rate deformation behavior of materials for Defence application funded by DIAT(DU), Pune.
  • Numerical investigation of penetration characteristics of preformed fragments at various obliquity angles and the development of software for prediction of spatial distribution of preformed fragments from a Directional Fragment Generator Warhead (FGW) funded by ARMREB (DRDO

Consultancy: (Enclosed)

Patents:

  • Bearing Fault Detector. Application No. 201621003344. The Patent Office Journal, India. 2016 May 27: 20909 (Inventors – Panigrahi, S.K. and Tyagi, S.,. doi: 6084/m9.figsm hare.4753606. v2.
  • Robotic gripper with over constrained linkages (201911048961) – (Inventors – Esha Chakraborty and A. Kumaraswamy)
  • A Composition for manufacturing a building material (201911049518)- (Inventors – P.K.Mehta and A.Kumaraswamy)
  • Active anti vibration mounts for heavy machineries (Inventors- Anand Rengaraj and A.Kumaraswamy).