Centre for Automation

Faculty Publications & Patents

Name : Dr. G.Sakthivel

E-mail ID : sakthivel.g@vit.ac.in

Research Interests : Machine Intelligence, Mechatronics system design and Industrial processes Automation

Key Publications:

  1. Pradeep Kumar. H., Sakthivel. G., Shankar. S. ‘Prevalence of work related musculoskeletal disorders among occupational bus drivers of Karnataka, South India’, Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation, Vol. 66, No.1, pp. 1-12, 2020. (Impact Factor: 1.132)
  2. Senthil kumar, M., Vanmathi, M., G., ‘SiC Reinforcement in the synthesis and characterization of A356/AL2O3/Sic/Gr reinforced composite-Paving a way for the next generation of aircraft applications’, Silicon, pp.1-12, 2020 (Impact Factor:1.5)
  3. G., Senthil Kumar. S., Ilangkumaran. M. ‘A genetic algorithm-based artificial neural network model with TOPSIS approach to optimize the engine performance’, Biofuels, Vol.10, No. 6, pp. 693-717, 2019. (Impact Factor:1.5)
  4. K., Jegadeeshwaran. R., Sakthivel. G. ‘Vibration Based tool insert health monitoring using decision tree and fuzzy logic’, Structural Durability & Health Monitoring, Vol. 13, No.3, pp.303-316, 2019. (Impact Factor:0.5)
  5. G., Sivaraja C.M., Ikua B.W. ‘Prediction of CI engine performance, emission and combustion parameters using fish oil as a biodiesel by fuzzy-GA’, Energy, Vol. 166, pp. 287-306, 2019. (Impact Factor: 6.08)
  6. Saravanakumar, D., Mohan, B., Muthuramalingam,T., Sakthivel, G., ‘Performance evaluation of interconnected pneumatic cylinders positioning system’, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, Vol. 274, pp. 155-164, 2018. (Impact Factor: 2.739)
  7. G., Sivakumar. R., Saravanan.N., Ikua B.W. ‘A decision support system to evaluate the optimum fuel blend in an IC engine to enhance the energy efficiency and energy management’, Energy, Vol. 140, pp. 566-583, 2017, (Impact Factor: 6.08)
  8. G., ‘Prediction of CI engine performance, emission and combustion characteristics using fish oil as a biodiesel at different injection timing using fuzzy logic’, Fuel, Vol. 183, pp.214-229, 2016, (Impact Factor: 5.78)

Book Chapters: 

  1. Kumar, P.N., Karunya, S.R.J., Sakthivel, G., Jegadeeshwaran, R., ‘Intelligent condition monitoring of a CI engine using machine learning and artificial neural networks” in Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, pp. 201-214,2019, Springer, Switzerland
  2. Sakthivel, G., Kumar, P.N., ‘Hybrid intelligent decision support systems to select the optimum fuel blend in CI engines”, Computational intelligence techniques and their applications to software engineering problems, pp.201-237, 2020, CRC press, USA.

 Research Projects:

Saravanakumar, D., Sakthivel, G., ‘Development of exo-skeletal wearable robot for assisting agricultural and industrial worker’, VIT-SEED Grant, 2019.

Patents filed: 

  1. Smart guidance and emergency alert walking stick for disabled, Application no. 201841030320, Dtd. 2018
  2. Smart ergonomic motorcycle handlebar to reduce musclo skeletal disorder, Application no. 201941036304, Dtd. 2019

Consultancy projects carried out:

  1. 3D prototype control panel for the sedan car for Rennova solutions Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore
  2. Rotovator Mobile Holder design for the trucks for Mahindra & Mahindra, Chennai

 

Name : Dr. D. Saravanakumar

E-mail ID : saravanakumar.d@vit.ac.in

Research Interests : Mechatronics system design, Control Systems and Robotics

 Key Publications:

  1. Muthuramalingam, T., Saravanakumar, D., Babu, L.G., Huu Phan, N., Pi, V.N., ‘Experimental Investigation of White Layer Thickness on EDM Processed Silicon Steel Using ANFIS Approach’, Silicon, Vol. 12, No.8, pp. 1876-9918, 2020.
  2. Saravanakumar, D., Mohan, B., Muthuramalingam, T., and Sakthivel, G., ‘Performance evaluation of interconnected pneumatic cylinders positioning system’, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, Vol. 274, pp. 155-164, 2018.
  3. Muthuramalingam, T., Mohamed Rabik, M., Saravanakumar, D., and Jaswanth, K., ‘Sensor Integration-Based Approach for Automatic Fork Lift Trucks’, IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 18, No.2, pp. 736-740, 2018.
  4. Sakthivel, G., Saravanakumar, D. and Muthuramalingam, T., ‘Application of failure mode and effect analysis in manufacturing industry – an integrated approach with FAHP-fuzzy TOPSIS and FAHP-fuzzy VIKOR’, International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 398-423, 2018.
  5. Saravanakumar, D., Mohan, B. and Muthuramalingam, T., ‘A review on recent research trends in servo pneumatic positioning systems’, Precision Engineering, Vol. 49, pp. 481-492, 2017.
  6. Saravanakumar, D., Mohan, B. and Muthuramalingam, T., ‘Application of response surface methodology on finding influencing parameters in servo pneumatic system’, Measurement, Vol. 54, pp. 40-50, 2014.

Book Chapters:

  1. Saravanakumar, D. and Mohan, B., ‘Simulation Study of Servo Control of Pneumatic Positioning System Using Fuzzy PD Controller’, Emerging Trends in Science, Engineering and Technology, Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering, Springer,  pp. 409-418.

 Research Projects:

  1. Saravanakumar, D., Sakthivel, G., ‘Development of Exo-skeletal wearable robot for assisting agricultural and industrial worker’, VIT-SEED Grant, 2019.

 

Name : Dr. Raghukiran Nadimpalli

E-mail ID : raghukiran@vit.ac.in

Research Interests : Digital Manufacturing: Generative Design, Topology

Optimization and Architected Materials for Additive Manufacturing

Key Publications:

  1. Vaibhav H. K., Raghukiran Nadimpalli, Janardhan Reddy K ‘Productivity enhancement by using programmable logic controller-based automated guided vehicles for material handling’, International Journal of Mechatronics and Automation, (in production), 2020.
  2. N Raghukiran, R Sujith, H Agrawal, R Shabadi, R Kumar ‘In situ age hardening and grain refinement in as-sprayed Al-Sc binary alloy deposits’, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Vol. 735, pp. 1596-1602, 2018. (Impact Factor: 4.65)
  3. Janardhan Reddy, G. Mahendra Reddy, Nadimpalli Raghukiran ‘Productivity improvement by line balancing and process modification keeping quality intact’, International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 507, 2018.
  4. S. Chowdhury, Nadimpalli Raghukiran ‘Autonomous sprinkler system with internet of things’, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, Vol. 12, No. 16, pp. 5430-5432, 2017.
  5. N Raghukiran, R Kumar ‘The role of the bimodal distribution of ultra-fine silicon phase and nano-scale V-phase (AlSi2Sc2) on spark plasma sintered hypereutectic Al–Si–Sc alloys’, Materials Science and Engineering: A, Vol. 657, pp. 123-135, 2016 (Impact Factor: 4.65)
  6. U Dilli Babu, N Raghukiran ‘Design and Fabrication of Remotely Controllable Semi-Automated Vehicle for Air Quality Analysis’, Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol.852, No. 6, pp. 819-825, 2016.
  7. N Raghukiran, R KumarEffect of scandium addition on the microstructure, mechanical and wear properties of the spray formed hypereutectic aluminum–silicon alloys’, Materials Science and Engineering: A, Vol. 641, pp. 138-147, 2015 (Impact Factor: 4.65)
  8. Lava Kumar Pillari, Nadimpalli Raghukiran, UmasankarProcessing and characterization of Al-Ti-TiO2 composites by powder metallurgy route’, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, Vol. 10, pp. 802-806, 2015
  9. N Raghukiran, AK Mohamed, R Kumar ‘Study of the Influence of Silicon Phase Morphology on the Microstructural Stress Distribution in Al–Si Alloys Using Object Oriented Finite Element Modeling’, Advanced Engineering Materials, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 112-121, 2014. (Impact Factor: 2.78)
  10. N Raghukiran, R Kumar ‘Processing and dry sliding wear performance of spray deposited hyper-eutectic aluminum–silicon alloys, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol. 213, No. 3, pp. 401-410, 2013. (Impact Factor: 4.669)

Patents filed:

  1. Smart guidance and emergency alert walking stick for disabled, Application no. 201841030320, Dtd. 2018
  2. Smart ergonomic motorcycle handlebar to reduce musclo skeletal disorder, Application no. 201941036304, Dtd. 2019

Consultancy projects carried out:

  1. Scaled protypes of the machinery for FLSmidth, Chennai.
  2. Scaled protypes of the machinery for FLSmidth, Gurgaon.
  3. 3D prototype control panel for the sedan car for Rennova solutions Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore
  4. Rotovator Mobile Holder prototype for the trucks for Mahindra & Mahindra, Chennai

 

Name  : Dr.V.Sumathi

E-mail ID  : vsumathi@vit.ac.in

Research Interests :  Robotics, IOT in Industrial Automation, Renewable Energy.

Key Publications: 

  1. Senthil Rethinam ,Gobi Nallathambi, Sumathi Vijayan, Bahri Basaran, Ali Mert,Oğuz Bayraktar, Wilson Aruni ‘ New approach for the production of multifilament suture  in vitro and in vivo analysis’ International journal of polymeric materials and polymeric biomaterials.( Impact factor- 1.982)
  2. Senthil Rethinam, Bahri Basaran, Sumathi Vijayan, Ali Mert , Oguz Bayraktar , A. Wilson Aruni .’ Electrospun nano-bio membrane for bone tissue engineering application- a new approach. Materials Chemistry and Physics 249 (2020) 123010, Accepted April 2020. (Impact factor- 3.408)
  3. Senthil Rethinam , Sumathi Vijayan Wilson Aruni, Bahri Basaran, Tamilselvi Alagumuthu, Rajalakshmi Ramamoorthy’ Enhanced tissue regeneration using an nano- bioactive scaffold- A novel perspective. Materials Chemistry and Physics 240 (2020) 122303, Accepted October 2019. (Impact factor- 3.408)
  4. Senthil Rethinam, A. Wilson Aruni, Sumathi Vijayan, Chamundeeswari Munusamy, Nallathambi Gobi.’Enhanced bone regeneration using an electrospun nano fibrous membrane- A novel approach’. Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology-53 (2019) 101163.(Impact factor- 2.690)
  5. Vijayan Sumathi, R.Jayapragash, Abhinav Bakshi, Praveen Kumar Akella.. ‘Solar tracking methods to maximize PV system output – A review of the methods adopted in recent decade”. 74,130-138, 2017. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. Elsevier Publication (Impact factor- 12.110)
  6. J Kanagaraj, RC Panda, V Sumathi. ’ Synthesis of a graft-copolymer adsorbent through a green route and studies on its interactions with chromium (III) through active functional groups: kinetics and improved adsorption supported by SEM-EDX and AFM. RSC Advances, 5 (56), 45300-45319 (Impact factor-3.070)
  7. J Kanagaraj, RC Panda, V Sumathi. ‘Water-Soluble Graft Copolymer Synthesized from Collagenous Waste and Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) with Functional Carboxylic Chains: A Highly Efficient Adsorbent for Chromium (III). Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, American Chemical Society (ACS) 54 (30), 7401-7414. (Impact factor-3.540)

Book Chapters 

  1. Venugopal P,Sumathi.V ‘A new multilevel inverter with reduced  components” in Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, pp. 665-674, 2018, Springer. 

Patents filed:

  1. Temperature Detection In Hazardous Locations Using Soft Sensors. Application no. 201941017144A,Dtd 2019
  2. Smart Switching Systems For Multiresidential Buildings. Application no. 201941029437 ,Dtd 2019
  3. Smart Public Transit System. Application no. 201941034984 ,Dtd 2019

 

Name : Dr.K.Iyswarya Annapoorani

E-mail ID : iyswarya.annapoorani@vit.ac.in

Research Interests : Power System Engineering, Smart grid automation

Key Publications:

  1. K., Annapoorani. KI. ‘Resilient cyber physical infrastructure for single‐phase dual inverter with sliding mode control’, International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems, Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 1-19, 2020.
  2. K., Ravi. S., Rohini. R., Annapoorani. KI. ‘Development of an Outage Management System for Power Distribution Networks’, International Journal of Simulation–Systems, Science & Technology, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 1-8, 2019.
  3. K., Annapoorani. KI. ‘Co-simulation and hardware implementation of multi-port rectifier for power system and renewable energy applications’, Wind Engineering, Vol. 43, No. 2, pp. 162-174, 2019.
  4. M., Dharshini. BA., Vignesh. BS., Annapoorani. KI. ‘Design of boost converter with voltage multiplier cell for single phase AC load applications’, Fifth International Conference on Electrical Energy Systems (ICEES), pp. 1-6, 2019.
  5. K., Annapoorani. KI. ‘Multi-port current source inverter for smart microgrid applications: A cyber physical paradigm’, Electronics, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2019.
  6. K., Annapoorani. KI. ‘Sliding Mode Control based Dual-Port Back to Back Current Source Converter’, IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems, 2018.
  7. JJ., Annapoorani. KI. ‘A Review of Methods Employed to Identify Flicker Producing Sources’, Telkomnika, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 465-480, 2018.
  8. K., Annapoorani. I., Ravi. S. ‘Simulation and Hardware Implementation of Shunt Active Power Filter Based on Synchronous Reference Frame Theory’, Telkomnika, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2018.
  9. J., Annapoorani. K. ‘A Soft Computing approach for Detection of the Voltage Flicker Source’, International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Vol. 118, No. 17, pp. 881-889, 2018.
  10. Annapoorani I., Samikannu. R., Senthilnathan. K. ‘Series active power filter for power quality improvement based on distributed generation’, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, Vol. 12, No. 22, pp. 12214-12218, 2017.
  11. VJ., Annapoorani. KI. ‘ZVC Based Bidirectional DC-DC Converter for Multiport RES Applications’, Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Applications, 2017.
  12. K., Annapoorani. KI. ‘A review on back-to-back converters in permanent magnet synchronous generator based wind energy conversion system’, Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 583-591, 2016.
  13. S., Mezhuyev. V., Annapoorani. KI., Sukumar. P. ‘Design and implementation of a microcontroller based buck boost converter as a smooth starter for permanent magnet motor’, Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 566-574, 2016.
  14. K., Annapoorani. I. ‘Implementation of unified power quality conditioner (UPQC) based on current source converters for distribution grid and performance monitoring through LabVIEW Simulation’, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Vol. 10, No. 11, pp. 2622-2630, 2016.
  15. Shaik Fareed Ahmed., Iyswarya Annapoorani. K., Ravi. S. ‘Design and Implem entation of Bridgel ess Cuk Converter for C ontrolled BLDC Motor’, International Journal of Control Theory and Applications, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 821-832, 2016.
  16. KI. ‘Forecasting the Nature of Power Transformer Insulation Oil Using Chemical Properties of Dissolved Gases’, International Journal of Chemical Science, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 1777-1786, 2015.
  17. KI., Karthikrajan Senthilnathan. ‘Artificial Neural Network Control Strategy for Multi Converter Unified Power Quality Conditioner for Power Quality Improvements in 3 Feeder’, International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Evolutionary Computations in Engineering Systems, 2015.
  18. KI. ‘Fault diagnosis of power transformer based on chemical properties of insulation oil’, Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 823-828, 2015.
  19. KI., UdayaKumar. K., Umamaheswari. B. ‘Statistical approach for Dissolved Gas Analysis on power Transformer’, IJART, Vol. 1, No. 6, pp. 32-35, 2012.
  20. KI., Umamaheswari. B. ‘Fault prediction based on dissolved gas concentration from insulating oil in power transformer using Neural Network’, IEEE 10th International Conference on the Properties and Applications of Dielectric Materials, 2012.

Book Chapters:

  1. Karthikrajan Senthilnathan, K. Iyswarya Annapoorani, “Artificial Neural Network Control Strategy for Multi Converter Unified Power Quality Conditioner for Power Quality Improvements in 3 Feeder”Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Springer, Vol. 394, pp.1105-1111, 2016.
  1. Iyswarya Annapoorani & V.Jagadeesh Babu , ZVC Based Bidirectional DC-DC Converter for Multiport RES Applications , Advances in intelligent systems and computing, 467, 483 – 492. 2017.

Patents filed:

  1. Four switch three phase dual output inverter, Application no.201641018783, Dtd.2016.
  2. Dual Output Single phase Inverter with two switch leg, Application no. 201741002783, Dtd.2017.
  3. Three Input Single Output DC-DC Boost Converter, Application no. 201941038471, Dtd. 2019.