MCET – Centre for Design and Analysis and Testing (C-DAT)

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MCET - Centre for Design Analysis & Testing (C-DAT)

Centre for Design Analysis & Testing (C-DAT) provides “Concept to Product Design”solution to Automotive & Industrial Domains. Activities include Design Engineering & Modeling, Computer Aided Engineering, Analysis & Testing. C-DAT leverages on the extensive experience, expertise and strength of M/s. Sakthi Auto Component & Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dr.Mahalingam College of Engineering & Technology.

Activities of C-DAT includes

service_right_icon2     Design Engineering & Modeling

service_right_icon2     Computer Aided Engineering

service_right_icon2     Analysis & Testing

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Specification :

Machine Name :              Dynatop
Model :                                  9250 HV
Manufacturing :               INSTRON, USA
Maximum load :               80.5 Kg
Maximum Velocity  :     20m/s
Maximum Joules :          1603 J
Type :                                     Pneumatic System
Minimum Pressure :      6 PSI
Load Cell Accuracy :      ± 2% of Set Value

Specification :

Manufacturing           :      Instron structural system (IST), Germany

Actuator 1 :

Type                   :      Hydraulic Actuator
Model                :      PL 63 R
Rated Force   :      ±50 KN
Span                   :      -75mm to +75mm

Actuator 2 :

Type                   :      Hydraulic Actuator
Model                :      PL 25 R
Rated Force   :      ±25 KN
Span                   :      -75mm to +75mm

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c-dat Capability

1. Component Level Mechanical testing

service_right_icon2   Design level and Part level.

service_right_icon2   Validation Testing

2. Failure simulation & Analysis Through Altair center of Excellence

Under Graduate Projects

S.No Students Topic Guide Batch
1 Saiprasaad.G Sathyakumar.A Sudharshanan.K.N Sundaralingam.S Fatigue Assessment and Optimization of an Automobile steering knuckle V.Sivananth Assistant professor (SS) Automobile Engineering 2007
2 Ganesh.G Manivannan.S Ramkumar.R Vinothkumar.G Investigation on Fatigue behavior of Metal Matrix Composite for Automobile Application V.Sivananth Assistant professor (SS) Automobile Engineering 2008
3 Ramprasad.M Samsudeensadham Suresh.S Yuvaraj.S Design and Analysis of Aluminium Alloy Steering Knuckle Saravanakumar.P.T Assistant professor (SS) Mechanical Engineering 2008
4 Vijay Kanna.S. Hariram.S.M. Sankar.S.Sureshkumar.S Design and fabrication of chamber for low and high temperature impact test Dr.Rama Thirumurugan Associate Professor Mechanical Engineering 2009

Post Graduate Projects

S.No Students Topic Guide Batch
1 Gnanasekar.N The structural Analysis of ADI Steering Knuckle using FEA Madhusuthanan.S Assistant professor (SS) Mechanical Engineering 2010
2 Vijayakkannan.K Modeling and Finite Element Analysis of Brake Drum Madhusuthanan.S Assistant professor (SS) Mechanical Engineering 2010
3 Arulkumar.S Design And Vibration Analysis of an Automobile Steering Knuckle Dr.I.Rajendran Professor Mechanical Engineering 2011
4 Pradeep.S Fatigue Life Reliability of Steering Ball Jointm Mr.A.R.Suresh Assistant professor (SS) Mechanical Engineering 2011
5 Thirunavukkarasu Investigation on Impact Behavior of Metal Matrix Composite for Automobile Steering Knuckle Application V.Sivananth Assistant professor (SS) Automobile Engineering 2011
6 K Prabu Design and Analysis of ADI Steering Knuckle Madhusuthanan.S Assistant professor (SS) Mechanical Engineering 2012 (Ongoing)

Ongoing Research Projects

S.No Students Topic Guide
1 Sivananth.V
Assistant professor (SS) Automobile Engineering
Investigation on  Metal Matrix Composite for Automobile Application Dr.S.Vijayarangan
Professor
Mechanical Engineering
2 Madhusuthanan.S
Assistant professor (SS) Mechanical Engineering
Life prediction and Fatigue Analysis of Steering Knuckles Dr.I.Rajendran
Professor
Mechanical Engineering

List of Publications

International Journal

Vijayarangan S., Rajamanickam N. and Sivananth V. (2012) “Evaluation of metal matrix composite to replace sphroidal graphite iron for a critical component, steering knuckle,” Materials and Design, vol. 43, pp. 532-541.

International Conference

Madhusudhanan S., Rajendran I. and Saravanakumar P.T. (2011) “Fatigue behaviour and life prediction of a steering knuckle using finite element analysis,” in 2nd International conference on Simulation Modeling and Analysis, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore.

National Conferences

Madhusudhanan S., Gnanasekar N. and Saravanakumar P.T. (2011) “Fatigue behaviour of dual phase steel and ADI for steering knuckle application – a review,” in the AICTE sponsored National Conference on Trends and Developments in Aeronautics and Avionics, Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, Hosur.

Gnanasekar N., Madhusudhanan S. and Saravanakumar P.T. (2011), “Finite element analysis of ADI steering knuckle under static strength test” In National conference on Advances in manufacturing technology , NITTR, Chandigarh.

service_right_icon2     M/s. Mahindra & Mahindra – Technical Team Visit

service_right_icon2     M/s. MSIL – Chassis Engineering – Research Design & Development Division Team

service_right_icon2     M/s. GM-General Motor,USA – Mr. Kashi Koundan & Mr. Collin Lock hart.

service_right_icon2     M/s. M/s Ford India Ltd – Supplier Quality and Component Development Team Visit

service_right_icon2     M/s. GM – Korea – Mr. Myngkoonson – Manager – Chassis System

service_right_icon2     M/s. GM – India – Mr. Devendra.S.Kamball

service_right_icon2     M/s. BMW – India – Mr. Stephan Rausch, Director, BMW India & Mr. Enrico Rule, MD TUV

service_right_icon2     M/s. Fiat – Italy – Team from fiat itally and crystler china

service_right_icon2     M/s. Fiat – India- Team From Crystler India

Dr. Rama Thirumurugan

Associate Professor,

Center for Design Analysis and Testing (CDAT),

Department of Mechanical Engineering,

Mr. S. Abdul Wahid

Senior Executive,

Center for Design Analysis and Testing (CDAT),

Department of Mechanical Engineering,

Office Ph: 04259-236030/40/50,  Fax:04259-236070

E.mail: info@mindmade.co/mcet

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