Mechanical Research


List of Anna University Recognized Supervisors



Name of supervisor


Reference Number

Research Area



Dr. B.K Gnanavel

Professor and Head


Cable Mechanics, 

Mechanical Engineering

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Dr. G. Manimaran



Machining, Optimization, Coolant Technologies, Materials

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Research Projects




Project ID

Title of the Project



Name of the Guide(s)

Funding Agency

Month & Year

Total Outlay



Investigation on solid state welding of hybrid A16061/10%SiC/10%A12O3 metal matrix composite

A Manoj Prabhakar,T Thamizhazhagan P Gopinath;


R Adalarasan

M Santhanakumar

The Institution of Engineers (India)

04 February 2015

Rs. 20,000/-



Design and Development of Biodigester for Effective Food Waste Disposal

Arun Kumar, Gnana Praksh, Arulanandan;


Dr R Venkatasamy

The Institution of Engineers (India)

04 February 2015

Rs. 15,000/-



Design and Development of Biodegradable tibia bone internal fixation plate using CT/CAD/Additive Manufacturing

P Ramesh;


Dr V Muthukumar

Dr R Venkatasamy

The Institution of Engineers (India)

04 February 2015

Rs. 50,000/-

Research Facilities

CNC Centre of Excellence- Advanced Manufacturing Centre

Department of Mechanical Engineering possesses a Centre of Excellence for Advanced Manufacturing. Computer Numerical Control (CNC) has become the key tool for competitive manufacturing and there is a plenty of job opportunities in this sector.
Globally, manufacturing industries in different verticals like

  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Automotive and Transportation
  • Consumer Products and Retails
  • Electronics and Semiconductor
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Industrial Machinery and Heavy Equipment
  • Marine
  • Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals

have wide job opportunities in acquiring Manufacturing solutions and CNC Programming Services. CNC has become a Key Tool for Competitive Manufacturing in today’s Global Market.
The importance of Advanced Manufacturing in the International Context is:

  • Manufacturing Industry is becoming Sunrise Sector next to I.T industry. Global Giants are already started their Manufacturing base in India.
  • There is a need to learn Latest CAD / CAM / CAE software available in the market which can give good Job Opportunity.
  • Industries need plenty of Well Trained Engineers in Manufacturing and Design Engineering.
  • Hands – On Experience in Fixture / SPM / Gauge Design & CNC Virtual Machining Software / Cutting Tool Selection is required in industries.

We provide a world class experience to the students on CNC Machining with hands on training to upgrade knowledge from Design to Manufacturing. The facilities available at our Centre of Excellence for Advanced Manufacturing are as follows:

  • CNC Vertical Machining Centre (VMC) - YCM EV1020A (Imported from Taiwan)
  • CNC Turning Centre - ACE Super JOBBER
  • EDGECAM Software (Computer Aided Manufacturing)
 * Click on the image of CNC Machines to know their Specifications

CNC Turning Centre - ACE Supper JOBBER


CNC turning centers replace certain conventional machine tools. They replace a lathe. You probably know what a lathe is and/or have seen one in use. If so, you know that the primary function is to remove material from a rotating work piece with a relatively stationary cutting tool.
The cost of this CNC Turning Centre is Rs.26, 00,000/-

CNC Vertical Machining Centre (VMC) - YCM EV1020A


A Vertical Machining Center (VMC) is a machining center with its spindle in a vertical orientation. High-end VMCs are high-precision machines often used for tight-tolerance milling, such as fine die and mold work. In particular, we have

  • Injection Mold
  • Plastic Mold
  • Rubber Mold
  • 3D Mold
  • Press Tools
  • Fixtures
  • Pattern Mold

This CNC VMC (YCM) that operates with high precision is imported from Taiwan and costs Rs.75, 00,000/-

HP Designjet T520 36-in ePrinter

Fast Ethernet (100Base-T); Hi-Speed USB 2.0 certified; Wi-Fi Sheet feed; roll feed; input tray; media bin; automatic cutter HP-GL/2, HP-RTL, HP PCL 3 GUI, JPEG, CALS G4; Reliable, accurate, and easy to use—this large-format, web-connected printer is a good investment for your studio. Grow your business with a convenient, large-format printer that allows you to work and print from virtually anywhere.