International Conference on Advances in Materials, Product Design and Manufacturing Systems (ICMPM 2005)

Venue: Mechanical Engineering Seminar Hall

Location: Sathyamangalam (near Coimbatore), Tamil Nadu, India

Event Date/Time: Dec 12, 2005 End Date/Time: Dec 14, 2005
Registration Date: Oct 21, 2005
Early Registration Date: Oct 21, 2005
Abstract Submission Date: Aug 01, 2005
Paper Submission Date: Oct 21, 2005
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The BIT, Sathyamangalam established in the year 1996 is the fruit of dedicated efforts of Sri S V Bala Subramaniam, Chairman, Bannari Amman Group to establish a Centre of Excellence in Engineering & Technology. The BIT currently offers 10 UG and 7 PG programs in Engineering, Technology and Science. The Institute is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi and is affiliated to Anna University. The Institute has been accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA), New Delhi and ISO 9001:2000 certified by TUV. The Institute has received research grants from funding agencies like DST, DRDO, etc. The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers one UG program (B.E. Mechanical Engineering) and two PG programs (M.E. Engineering Design and M.E. Computer Integrated Manufacturing). The Department has organized a National Conference on Advances in Engineering Design in April 2005 and more than 18 short-term training programmes in association with organizations like AICTE, ISTE, MoEF, TEDA, etc.

Since its inception in 1891, NC A&T SU has a rich tradition of leadership and achievement. The University offers 85 undergraduate programs, 45 Masters programs and five Ph.D. programs. The College of Engineering is one of the seven colleges and schools in the University. It has five academic Departments that offer eight undergraduate, nine graduate degree programs and three Ph.D. degrees-in Mechanical, Electrical and Industrial Engineering. The programs (agricultural, architectural, chemical, civil, computer science, electrical, industrial and mechanical) are fully accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The college has established research centers with funding from the NSF, DoD, NASA and others. The Center for Advanced Materials and Smart Structures (CAMSS) is an educational and research resource of excellence in the field of smart, multifunctional and other advanced materials. This is being achieved through the collaboration of academe, government agencies and private industries in developing basic and applied research programs and commercially relevant technological innovations with a focus on student participation and learning.


The major challenge for the today’s industries is to satisfy the needs of the customers by providing new and innovative products in the global market. This requires application of the knowledge of latest tools and technology in design, manufacture, material processing and related areas. It is necessary for the personnel from the Industry, R&D organizations, and Academic Institutions to meet and exchange the advances in the respective fields.
The conference acts as a forum to bring the academicians, researchers and practising engineers together for sharing their knowledge and experience in the following areas.

1. Design, process, and application of new materials for engineering problems
2. Design and manufacture of products / components economically with global quality standards
3. Modernization of manufacturing processes and systems which will meet the requirements of dynamic environments

The technical program includes invited keynote addresses, plenary sessions, and presentation sessions.


Newer Materials and Processing Technologies

 Composite Materials (PMC, MMC, CMC)
 Shape Memory Alloy
 Smart Materials
 Nuclear Materials
 Micro / Nano Materials
 Bio-Materials
 Computer Aided Design of New Materials
 Powder Metallurgy
 Surface Coating and Thin Flims
 Testing and Evaluation of Materials
 Materials Joining and Machining
 Environmental Degradation of Materials

Product Design and Development

 Engineering Design Methodology and Conceptual Design
 Creativity, Innovation, Aesthetics, and Ergonomics in Design
 Product Portfolio, Styling, Planning, and Reliability
 Geometric Modeling, CAD, and Translators
 Tolerance Analysis and Synthesis
 Virtual Reality in Product Design
 PDM, PLM, and CPC
 Design for Manufacture and Assembly
 Design for Environment, Reuse, Safety, and Appropriate Technology
 FEA, and CFD
 Fatigue, and Fracture Analysis
 Reverse Engineering
 Design of Components using Newer Materials
 Tribology, Vibration, Dynamic Considerations and Condition Monitoring
 Built-in Intelligence in Products
 Product Disposal and Recycling

Modern Manufacturing Systems and IE Practices

 Robotics, and Automated Systems
 Sensors, and Mechatronics
 Surface Mounting Technology
 Process Instrumentation, and Controls
 Virtual Instrumentation
 Intelligent Manufacturing
 Rapid Prototyping, Manufacturing, and Tooling
 E-manufacturing, ERP, and Integrated Factory
 Plant Layout, and Material Handling Systems
 Sequencing, and Scheduling
 Virtual Manufacturing, and Simulation
 Operations, and Production Management
 Precision Engineering, and Concurrent Engineering
 JIT, Lean, and Agile Manufacturing
 BPR, and Reliability Engineering
 Value Engineering, and TQM / TPM
 Transportation Logistics, and Supply Chain Management
 DSS, ES and AI in Manufacturing

Engineering Optimization

 Taguchi Method
 Simulated Annealing
 Response Surface Methodology
 Genetic Algorithm
 Ant Colony Algorithm
 Neural Network
 Fuzzy Logic

Case Studies

 Automobile Engineering
 Aerospace Engineering
 Medical Engineering
 Structural Engineering
 Textile Technology
 … any other topic relevant to the conference


Bannari Amman Institute of Technology
Tamil Nadu

Additional Information

INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE Dr.N.Radhakrishnan, Vice-Chancellor, Research and Economic Development,NC A&T SU, USA Dr.J.Sankar, Professor and Director, Center for Advanced Materials and Smart Structures, NC A&T SU, USA Dr.A.Gunasekaran, Professor, University of Massachusetts, USA Dr.S. Heragu, Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA Dr.Tan Kay Chen, Associate Professor, NUS, Singapore Dr.Md Abdul Maleque, Associate Professor, MMU, Malaysia Dr.George Ioannou, Assistant Professor, AUEB, Greece Dr.S.G.Ponnambalam, Senior Lecturer, Monash University, Malaysia Dr.S.Arunachalam, Senior Lecturer, University of East London, UK Dr. Sheik Meeran, Senior Lecturer, University of Bath, UK NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE Dr.S.Vijayarangan, Principal, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore Dr.N.S.Parthasarathy, Director (Research), Anna University, Chennai Dr.Kalyanmoy Deb, Professor, IIT, Kanpur Dr.B.Ramamoorthy, Professor, IIT, Madras Dr.C.Jebaraj, Professor, Anna University, Chennai Dr.P.V.Mohanram, Dean, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore Dr.V.Selladurai, Professor, Coimbatore Institute of Tech., Coimbatore Dr.C.Rajendran, Professor, IIT, Madras Dr.P.Seshu, Associate Professor, IIT, Bombay Dr.R.Gnanamoorthy, Associate Professor, IIT, Madras Dr.R.M.Pillai, Senior Deputy Director and Head, RRL, Thiruvananthapuram Sri.V.Gnanagandhi, Associate Director, LPSC, ISRO, Thiruvananthapuram Sri.O.P.Khanna, National Chairman, IIPE, Bangalore Sri.T.S.Ramani Sankar, Chief Architect, Sankar Associates, Coimbatore Dr.G.Ranganathan, CEO, ROVER Components Ltd., Coimbatore Dr.S.Manivasagam, Head (Engg.), Tooltech Software (India) Pvt. Ltd., Pune ORGANIZING COMMITTEE PATRONS Sri S. V. Bala Subramaniam, Chairman, Bannari Amman Group Dr. S. K. Sundararaman, Director, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology Chairman : Dr. A. Shanmugam, Principal, BIT Co-Chairman : Dr. C. Sivanandan, Dean, Dept. of Mech. Engg. Organizing Secretaries : Dr. I. Rajendran and K. Balamurugan Treasurers : Prof. M. Sakthivel and Prof. N. Natarajan