NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RECENT ADVANCEMENTS IN AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM DESIGN, MANUFACTURING AND INTEGRATION
Department of Automobile Engineering conducted a National Conference on Recent advancements in Automotive system design, Manufacturing and Integration on 28th Mar 2015, bringing together academia, scientists, researchers, eengineers, rresearch scholars and sstudents (both UG & PG) from different universities, colleges and laboratories to exchange and share their knowledge, experiences and research results about all aspects of Design including Engine Design, Transmission system design, steering system design, Braking system design, Fuel Injection & Ignition system design, Optimization in design. Manufacturing including Materials for Manufacturing, Advanced manufacturing and integration of all the systems like Infotronics, Safety systems and Control systems in order to discuss the challenges encountered and the solutions adopted and hence to enhance their development and facilitate the emergence of new technologies in Automobile industry in our country. This Conference was conducted with industry focused sessions where the leading experts in the field presented their views on the Automotive systems design, Manufacturing and Integration. Novel designs of automotives, components, sub assemblies, assemblies and systems was discussed at the end of each session. Newer safety devices, information gadgets and the interfacing hardwares were addressed in the System integration session.
TWO DAY NATIONAL WORKSHOP & SYMPOSIUM – FIRST GEAR’13
Automobile Engineering department conducted a Two Day National Workshop & Symposium FIRST GEAR’13 on 16th & 17th Aug 2013 on Green Vehicle Technologies. The workshop on Green Vehicle Technology on the first day was inaugurated by Mr. P Rangasamy, Director in Essae Digitronics, Bangalore. Prof.C.Vasantharaj, Head of Automobile Dept, KCT welcomed all the invitees and delegates. Mr. Shankar Vanavarayar, Joint Correspondent, presided over the inaugural function and insisted the students to put their best foot forward to conquer the automotive world with knowledge, technology & innovation. Dr RS Kumar, Principal felicitated the event and encouraged the students to think of out of box to explore alternate energy sources and carry out dedicated research in the related technologies for product development for a sustainable future.
WORKSHOP ON GREEN VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY
The fore noon session on “The next generation light weight materials for green vehicles” was conducted by Dr Suresh Nagesh, Chair Professor, PESIT, Bangalore. Dr Arul Mozhi Selvan of NIT, Trichy gave a talk on the the Alternate fuel options for green vehicles. In the afternoon session, Mr. Sudhakar Rao Peram of Dassault Systems Chennai spoke on the real time CAE simulations for automotive industry for optimum design.
The global automotive industry is moving towards a green future. The auto world has taken three different paths towards the green route in the form of Electric, Hybrid and Fuel Cell vehicles. With the growing environmental consciousness and the adverse effects of climate change, the Government of India and the governments of various Indian states are supporting many initiatives for the development of eco friendly technologies, which can reduce the carbon footprint emanating from India.
The Indian government, in an effort to move towards non-polluting modes of transport, rolled out the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020 in January this year with the aim to get 6-7 million Electric and Hybrid vehicles on the roads of India by the year 2020.
WORKSHOP ON DIGITAL PROTOTYPING
The Department of Automobile Engineering conducted a workshop on Digital Prototyping on 31st August 2013 for all the Core branches of KCT and which was presented by Mr.S.Rajesh Srinivasan, Autodesk Professional, KKM Soft, Chennai. 75 students of Automobile and other Engineering departments participated in the workshop. The workshop dealt with the role of Autodesk in Automobile Engineering and the discussed about Digital Prototyping using Autodesk. A product demo was also given to the students on Autodesk Inventor software and Autodesk simulation CFD.
AUTODESK INVENTOR-SHORT TERM TRAINING COURSE
In tandem with the MOU signed between Department of Automobile Engineering and Autodesk, a Six week short term value added training was conducted by the Department of Automobile Engineering in Association with Autodesk from the 25th of September to the 7th of November at CEAD (Centre of Excellence in Advanced Design) and about 66 students attended the training and received certificates after the successful completion of training which ended with an examination. All the 66 students expressed that they had benefitted by this training which enhanced their understanding about design. This training is another milestone in the road of the achievements of the department. Similar training will be organized in the future which will strengthen the faculty and students as there are lots of opportunities in the near future for Automotive designs in India.