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The Department, recognized as a DST-FIST sponsored Department by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, has been receiving continuous financial supports for research activities from various organizations.

The Department is credited with the discovery of two new effects:

  • Emission of Electromagnetic Radiation during micro-plastic deformation, crack initiation and propagation, and fracture in metals and alloys
  • Generation of transient magnetic field during crack initiation in ferro-magnetic materials (1973 – 1975).

Smt. B. Srilakshmi, Ph.D. Scholar and Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Dr. Ashok Misra have reported an additional new phenomenon on “Emission of Secondary Electromagnetic Radiation during micro-plastic deformations of metals and alloys” which has been published in the Journal of Materials Science, U.S.A. (December 2005).

Fields of Study

  • Composite Materials
  • Materials Research
  • Renewable Energy in Community
  • Renewable Energy Resources
  • Smart Materials/Composites
  • Solid Modelling

Research Areas

  • Computational Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer
  • Renewable Energy
  • Design of Thermal System
  • Computer Aided Analysis and Design
  • Solar Energy
  • Waste Heat Recovery
  • I.C. Engines and Gas Turbines
  • Bio-fuels and Combustion
  • Refrigeration and A/c Systems
  • Fluidics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Plastic Deformation and Fracture

Projects Sanctioned:

Name of the Principal Investigator Title of the project and duration Funding Agency 
Dr. K.K.Srivastava Studies on acoustic Properties of Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastics (2009-11) AICTE
Sri D.B.Lata Design and Development of Hydrogen Assisted Dual Fuel Engine  ( 2009 –11) Deptt. of Industries, Govt. of Jharkhand

Projects Completed:

Name of the Principal Investigator Title of the project and duration Funding Agency
Dr. Ashok Misra Cold Storage and Dehydration of Vegetables through single Solar-Biomass Hybrid System for Tribal States (2005-2008) Ministry of Food Processing IndustriesGovt. of India