Prof. B K Gnanavel BE., ME., PhD.,

Gnanavel

Professor & Head

Area of Specialization:

Thesis Title: Contact models in cable assemblies

Guide’s Name: Dr. N.S. Parthasarathy, Director and Professor (Retd.),

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Institute/Organization/University: AU-FRG Institute for CAD/CAM, College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University, Chennai – 600 025.

Year of Award: 2016

Research Interests:

  • Cable Mechanics

  • Finite Element Analysis

  • Mechanical Vibration

  • BioMEMS

  • Bio Mechanics

  • Microfluidics

  • Microneedle based Drug Delivery System

  • Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems

Selected Publications:

Journal Publications:

  1. Gnanavel, B., K., Gopinath, D., Parthasarathy, N., S., “Effect of Friction on Coupled Contact in a Twisted Wire Cable”, International Journal of Applied Mechanics, vol.77, no. 1, pp. 1-6, 2010.

  2. Gnanavel, B., K., Parthasarathy, N., S., “Effect of Interfacial Contact Forces in Radial Contact Wire Strand”, International Journal of Archive of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 81, pp.303-317, 2011.

  3. Gnanavel, B., K., Parthasarathy, N., S., “Effect of Interfacial Contact Forces in Lateral Contact Wire Strand, Lecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science, Vol. 2192 Issue: 1, pp. 2057-2063, 2011.

  4. Gnanavel, B., K., Parthasarathy, N., S., “Effect of Interfacial Contact Forces in Single Layer Cable Assemblies”, International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 183-195, 2012.

  5. V. Subathra Devi, B. K. Gnanavel, 2014, ‘Properties of concrete manufactured using Steel slag’, Procedia Engineering, vol. 97, pp. 2001-2010. Elseveir.

  6. Rakesh Sidharthan, B. K. Gnanavel,, 2014, Numerical analysis of independent wire strand core(IWSC) wire rope, International journal of engineering research & Technology (IJERT),vol. 3, no.12, pp.335-339.

  7. Raja Rajeswari, N, Malliga, P & Gnanavel B K 2015, ‘Design and Simulation of Microactuator using Phase Change Liquid for Drug Delivery System’, International Journal of ChemTech Research, Vol.8, No.11.pp. 271-276.(Impact factor 0.598)

  8. Raja Rajeswari, N, Malliga, P & Gnanavel B K 2016, ‘Hollow Microneedle for Drug Delivery Applications to Improve Patient Compliance’, Asian Journal of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities Vol 6, No 11,2016, pp.519-530.

International Conference:

  1. Eaben Raj Kumar, Gnanavel, B., K.,“Supply Chain Management for Inter enterprise Fusion”, e- Manufacturing: An Emerging Need for 21st Century World Class Enterprises, The Institution of Engineers (India), M.P. State Centre, Bhopal at Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India, 17 – 19th, November 2002.

  2. Gnanavel, B., K.,Eaben Raj Kumar, “e-Procurement for Future Generation”, e- Manufacturing: An Emerging Need for 21st Century World Class Enterprises, The Institution of Engineers (India), M.P. State Centre, Bhopal at Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India, 17 – 19th, November 2002.

  3. Gnanavel, B., K., Parthasarathy, N., S., “Contact Stresses in Single Layered Cable Assemblies”, Resource Utilisation and Intelligent systems – INCRUIS 2006 Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai, Erode, Tamilnadu, India, 4 – 6th, January 2006.

  4. Gnanavel, B., K., Gopinath, D., Parthasarathy, N., S., “Effect of Friction on Mixed Contact in a Twisted Wire Cable”, Fourth International Conference on Theoretical, Applied, Computational and Experimental Mechanics, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur - 721302, India, 27th -29th December 2007.

  5. Gopinath, D., Gnanavel, B., K., Parthasarathy, N., S., 2007, “Tangential Contact Stresses of a Strand Cable”, Fourth International Conference on Theoretical, Applied, Computational and Experimental Mechanics, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur - 721302, India, 27th -29th December 2007.

  6. B. K. Gnanavel, D. Gopinath and N. S. Parthasarathy, Tension, Torsion, and Bending Behavior of a Stranded Cable with Friction, Asian conference on mechanics of function materials and structures, Oct.31-Nov.3, 2008, Matsue, Shimane, Japan

  7. D. Gopinath, B. K. Gnanavel and N. S. Parthasarathy, Bending of a Stranded Cable over a Sheave, Asian conference on mechanics of function materials and structures, Oct.31-Nov.3, 2008, Matsue, Shimane, Japan

  8. Gnanavel, B., K., Parthasarathy, N., S., Effect Of Interfacial Contact Forces In Coupled Contact Wire Rope, International Conference on "Advances in Mechanical and Building Sciences in the 3' rd Millennium(ICAMB-2009)" VIT University, Vellore, Tamilnadu - 632 014, India, 14th to16 th December 2009

  9. Gnanavel, B., K., Parthasarathy, N., S., Effect of Interfacial Trellis Contact Forces in a Wire Rope, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 12-18, 2010, Vancouver, British Columbia.

  10. Gnanavel, B., K., Parthasarathy, N., S., “Nano Technology Applications Relevant to Electricity Transmission Conductor”, Nano Technology Materials and Composites for Frontier Applications on 14th & 15th  October, 2010, BharatiVidyapeeth University, Collegeof Engineering, Pune,India

  11. Gnanavel, B., K., Parthasarathy, N., S., “Effect of Interfacial Contact Forces in Lateral Contact Wire Strand”, World Congress on Engineering (WCE) 2011, International Conference on Mechanical Engineers, IAENG, 6th -9th July 2011.

  12. Gnanavel, B., K., Radhika, C., Mariselvam, V., “Characterization of High Temperature Low Sag (HTLS) Conductor using Finite Element Analysis”, Second International Conference on Advances in Materials Processing and Characterization (AMPC 2013), Vol. II, pp. 976-983, February 6th - 8th 2013, Anna University, Chennai.

  13. V. Subathra Devi, B. K. Gnanavel, 2014, ‘Properties of concrete manufactured using Steel slag’, 12th Global Congress on Manufacturing and Management (GCMM 2014). VIT, Vellore

  14. Raja Rajeswari, N,Malliga, P & Gnanavel B K 2016, ‘Numerical Modelling and Optimization of Square Microneedle Array for Efficient Transdermal Drug Delivery’ In International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 8-10, 2016, DOI: 978-1-4673-7762-1/16,IEEE Xplore.

  15. Gnanavel, B., K., Leelakrishnan, E., Raja Rajeswari, N,Analysis of wind power generation in train for Vertical Axis Wind Turbine, International NAFEMS Conference on Engineering Analysis, Modeling, Simulation and 3D-Printing (NAFEMS-3D) – 2016” at Bangalore during, 29-31 August 2016.   

  16. Gnanavel, B., K., Radhika, C., Vijaya Rajan., Numerical Analysis of Composite Core in ACCC/TW Conductor,International NAFEMS Conference on Engineering Analysis, Modeling, Simulation and 3D-Printing (NAFEMS-3D) – 2016” at Bangalore during, 29-31 August 2016.   

  17. Raja Rajeswari, N, Malliga, P, Gnanavel B K 2016, Buckling Analysis of Hollow Microneedle in Transdermal Drug Delivery, ASME's International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ, USA, November 11 – 17, 2016.

  18. Balaji T V,Raja Rajeswari, N, Gnanavel B K, 2016, ‘Design of low speed low Reynolds number wind turbine blade ’, Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Hybrid Energy Systems & Sustainability (ICHESS), Saveetha Engineering College, Chennai, India, April 6-8, 2016.

  19. Leelakrishnan E, Gnanavel B K & Raja Rajeswari, N, 2016, ‘Review on Analytical Investigations into the Design and Development of Darrieus type Vertical Axis Wind Turbine’, Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Hybrid Energy Systems & Sustainability (ICHESS), Saveetha Engineering College, Chennai, India, April 6-8, 2016.

National Conference:

  1. Gnanavel, B., K., Parthasarathy, N., S., ”Contact Stresses in Single Layered Cable Assemblies”, Recent Advances in Mechanical Engineering – RAME – 2004, Department of Mechanical Engineering, K.K. Wagh College of Engineering Nashik – 422 003, Maharashtrea, India, 16 – 17th, January 2004

  2. Gnanavel, B., K., Parthasarathy, N., S., "Elastic Models of Axially Loaded Stranded Cables", National Conference Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru National College Of Engineering, Shimoga – 577204, Karnataka, India, 12-14th February 2004

  3. Gnanavel, B., K., Parthasarathy, N., S., ”Elastic Models of Axially Loaded Stranded Cables”, Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru National College of Engineering, Shimoga – 577204, Karnataka, India.

  4. Gnanavel, B., K., Parthasarathy, N., S., "Contact Stresses in Twisted wires", Recent Trends in Science and Technology, Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute, Tamilnadu, India, 26-27th May 2005

  5. Gnanavel, B., K., Senthil kumar, “Vibration Analysis and Diagnostic studies”, Innovations in Mechanical Engineering, R. M. K Engineering College, Tamilnadu, India, 17-18th September 2005.

  6. Gnanavel, B., K., Parthasarathy, N., S., “Bending analysis of single layer stranded cable using FEM”, National conference on Extreme Engineering and Technological Advancements –XETA -2006, Jayam College of Engineering & Technology, Tamilnadu, India, 21st &22nd April 2006.

  7. Gnanavel, B., K., Gopinath, D., Parthasarathy, N., S., “Effect of Friction on Coupled Contact in a Twisted Wire Cable”,Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute, Tamilnadu, India, 24th - 25th April 2008.

  8. Gnanavel, B., K., Parthasarathy, N., S., Contact stresses in Multilayered conductors, National Conference onLatest Trends in Design & Testing of Transmission line components, 22-23 November 2010, Central Power Research Institute, Bangalore

  9. V. Subathra devi, B. K. Gnanavel, 2014, “Properties of concrete using ceramic waste as coarse aggregate” in the national conference on “Waste management – NCWM’14 in association with The Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industries (MCCI) on 25.03.2014 at Saveetha Engineering College.

  10. B. K. Gnanavel, G. Raja, Parthasarathy, N., S., 2015, “Effect of interfacial contact in cardaic lead cable”, NAFEMS India Regional Conference 2015 on Engineering Analysis, Modeling and Simulation, 8th February 2015.

Working Papers: 

  • Mechanics of thin rods

  • Biomechanics

  • Waste materials

  • Vibration

  • Image processing

  • Ergonomic intervention

  • Hybrid renewable energy and energy storage

Work in Progress:

  1. Mr. S. Boopathy - Effect of interfacial contact forces in cardiac lead outer insulation due to internal cable motion

  2. Mr. G. Raja - Tribological studies of cable used in cardiac lead applications

  3. Mr. V. Vijaya Rajan - Static friction analysis of wire ropes

  4. Dr. N. Raja Rajeshwari - Performance optimization of MEMS based microfluidic drug delivery system for cancer therapy

  5. Ms. C. Radhika - Numerical Simulation of Microneedle insertion

  6. Mr. K. Ashokkumar - Quantifying the mechanical properties of human skin to optimize future micro-needle device design

  7. Dr. V. Subathra Devi – Experimental investigation on the strength and durability proprieties of a new sustainable concrete : steel slag ceracrete

  8. Dr. L. Subramaniam - The studies on vibration in centrifugal pump impeller for blade thickness

  9. Mr. S. Sellakumar - Analysis of Ovality in Pipe Bends for Automotive Air Conditioning Applications

  10. Mr. P. Pathmanaban - Thermal image processing and pattern recognition techniques for fruits and vegetables

  11. Mr. V. Perumal - Network security – energy efficient wireless security using dynamic key and novel cipher

  12. Mr. M. Shanmugam - Assessment of risk factors and ergonomic intervention among building painters

  13. Ms. K. Saraswathy - Techno economic feasibility study of communication technology in utilizing the Wind Energy to the optimum level

  14. Mr. S. Shenbagaraman - Assessment of risk factors and ergonomic intervention among building painters

  15. Mr. S. Lakshmanan - Design of hybrid energy storage system using A-CAES and flywheel

  16. Ms. S. Shobana - Research Analysis of Hybrid Energy System based on Compressed Air Energy Storage and Flywheel Energy System for Renewable Energy Application

  17. Ms. S. M. Kalai Arasi - Analysis of design and operating parameters for a small compresses air energy storage system integrated with a stand-alone renewable power plant

  18. Mr. M. Gokul - Novel concept of air pressure driven micro turbine for Power generation

Academic Experience

  • Professor and Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Saveetha Engineering College, Thandalam, Chennai – 602105, duration from 02nd December 2013 to till date.

  • Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Saveetha Engineering College, Thandalam, Chennai – 602105, duration from 7th February 2011 to 01th December 2013.

  • Teaching Research Associate (TRA), Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University, Chennai – 600025, duration from 8th August 2008 to 4th February 2011.

  • Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute (Formerly Dr. MGR Engineering College), Chennai – 600096, duration from 18th August 2003 to 7th August 2008.

  • Sr. Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, S.A. Engineering College, Chennai – 600106, duration from 1st June 2001 to 17th August 2003.

  • Sr. Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sapthagiri College of Engineering, Dharmapuri, duration from 3rd January 2001 to 31st May 2001.

  • Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sapthagiri College of Engineering, Dharmapuri, duration from 1st June 1994 to 18th June 1999.

Guideship Details

  • Anna University – 1920104

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES:

Detail of patents

Grants received from funding agencies:

  • Student Project

  • BAJA SAEINDIA 2007 – Lucas - TVS, Rs. One Lakh (Fabrication) and LOMBARDINI Engine, 21st to 23rd December 2007 at NATRAX Facility of NATRIP, UDALI, PITHAMPUR, DHAR, M.P.

  • Travel Grant (International Conference)

    • Department of Science Technology -ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 12-18, 2010, Vancouver, British Columbia.

    • Department of Science Technology -World Congress on Engineering (WCE) 2011, International Conference on Mechanical Engineers, IAENG, 6th -9th July 2011.

  • Adjunct Faculty

    • Rs. 6 Lakh in a semester. One of the key objectives is to have a strong and robust collaboration between the educational Institutions and industry. The guidelines seek to encourage quality involvement of persons working in industry, academicians, scholars, practitioners, policymakers in teaching, research, and related services on a regular basis. Such involvement helps in bringing external perspective to regular teaching to make classes more interesting and to further enrich existing knowledge of faculty members.

  • Development Programs/ Continuing Education Program (Workshop, FDP, Orientation Program, Conference, Symposium) organized by you as a Convener/Coordinator

    • Centre for Faculty Development, Anna University, Chennai 602105, Served as a Coordinator for the Faculty Development Training Programme on ME2302 Dynamics of Machinery during period of 19th – 26th June 2012.The grant is Rs.0.7 Lakh.

    • Received Rs.1.39 lakh grant from NMEICT-MHRD through IIT Bombay for Two week workshop on Engineering Mechanics, November 26th to December 6th, 2013.

    • Received Rs.1.25 lakh grant from Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi to organize (as Convener of the event) Three Days National Seminar on Hybrid Renewable Energy System, during February 19-21, 2014.

    • Centre for Faculty Development, Anna University, Chennai 602105, Served as a Coordinator for the Faculty Development Training Programme on ME2352 Design of Transmission System during period of 12th – 19th December 2014.The grant is Rs.0.25 Lakh.

Workshop/Seminar/Conference Organized:

  1. Received funding of Rs.1,25,000/- from DST-SERB to organize “Three Days National Seminar on Hybrid Renewable Energy System” during February 19-21, 2014.

  2. Organized a workshop on “Advanced Features and Updates in Science Direct” by Mr.Manish Uniyal from Elsevier on 8th July 2014.

  3. Organized a seminar on “New Concepts in CNC Machining” by Mr.S.Ravikumar from British Engines (India) Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore on 23rd August 2014.

  4. Organized a Two Days Faculty Development Workshop on Engineering Graphics during 31st July - 01st August, 2015 with Rs.25,000/- sponsor from Oxford University Press.

  5. Acted as Convener of the First International Conference on Hybrid Energy Systems & Sustainability (ICHESS 2016) during April 06-08, 2016 successfully organized by the Centre of Excellence for Hybrid Renewable Energy System & Department of Mechanical Engineering, Saveetha Engineering College. The Consul General Mr.Achim Fabig from General Consulate Federal Republic of Germany & Dr.R.Velraj, Director, Institute of Energy Studies, Anna University were the Honorable Chief Guests for the Inaugural of the International Conference. We had 13 Keynote Speakers from reputed academic institutions like IIT, Anna University, Government R&D agencies like CECRI, TEDA, IGCAR and Industries like Siemens, Petrofac & Thermax.

CONFERENCES/SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

  • CNC Turning and CNC Milling Training Course”, MTAB – DENFORD Technology center, Chennai, India, 8th - 20 th October 2001.

  • Patent Awareness”, Department of Management Studies, Karpagam College of Engineering, Tamilnadu and Patent Facilitating Centre, New Delhi, India, 20th September 2002.

  • Rapid Prototyping Technology 2002”, AU-FRG Institute for CAD/CAM, Anna University, Tamilnadu, India, 18th – 19th October 2002.

  • FEA/FEM Techniques and application in Engineering Practices for Designers”, ISTE Chapter of Sri Sairam Engineering College, Chennai. India, 20th February 2003.

  • Failure Analysis of Industrial Components”, IIT-Madras, Chennai. India, 14th March 2003.

  • Fatigue & Fracture – Theory & Case Studies”, IIT-Madras, Chennai, India, 2nd April 2003.

  • Teacher as an Invisible Leader”, Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute, Tamilnadu, India and ISTE, 13th August 2005.

  • Challenges & Opportunities in CAE & Product Design”, R. M. K Engineering College, Tamilnadu, India, 22nd August 2005.

  • Vibration, Noise and Condition Monitoring”, B S Abdur Rahman Crescent Engineering College, Tamilnadu, India, 21st – 25th November 2005.

  • Vibration and Noise Control”, Jeppiaar Engineering College, Chennai, 4th to 13th December 2006.

  • Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis”, SAEINDIA Southern Section, Tamilnadu, India, 14th -16th December 2006.

  • Modeling Computing and Simulation in Engineering”, IIT Madras, Tamilnadu, India, 18th – 29th December 2006.

  • Finite Element Analysis”, Anna University, Chennai, 23rd –Feb. to 3rd March 2007.

  • NVH Selection, Evaluation and Measurements of Acoustic Materials for Interior Noise”, SAEINDIA Southern Section, Tamilnadu, India, 26th and 27th June 2007.

  • Machine Condition Monitoring and Fault Diagnostics”, IIT Madras, Tamilnadu, India, 9th to 14th July 2007.

  • Application of Finite Element Analysis to Automotive Parts and systems (Structural)”, SAEINDIA Southern Section, Tamilnadu, India, 24th &25th Auguest 2007.

  • Vibration and Noise for Practicing Engineers”, Anna University, Chennai, 28th to 29th September 2007.

  • Teaching Finite Element Analysis”, R. M. K Engineering College, Tamilnadu, India, 13th & 14th December 2007.

  • BAJA SAEINDIA Competition”, NATRIP, Pithampur, MP., 21st to 23rd December 2007.

  • Engineering Design for fatigue and Fracture”, FEAST Software & R. M. K. Engineering College, 27th to 29th January 2008.

  • Design of NVH Materials for Improved Performance in cars and Trucks”, SAEINDIA Southern Section, Tamilnadu, India, 1st July 2008.

  • Faculty Development Training Programme on Engineering Graphics”, College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University Chennai, 11th to 18th June 2008.

  • Thesis Writing for Research Scholar”, Anna University Chennai, 4th – 5th December 2008.

  • Creativity and Innovation in New Product Development”, Anna University, Chennai, 24th and 25th April 2009.

  • Indo-US Seminar on Research Perspective for University Excellence: A US Model for India”, Anna University Chennai, 10th August 2009.

  • Noise and Vibration Control Course”, University of Southampton, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, UK, 24 and 25 September 2010.

  • National Workshop on Nanomaterials and its Applications NANOMAT 2010”, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University, Chennai, 20th & 21st September, 2010.

  • Eco-Friendly Welding Process”, Department of Manufacturing Engineering, Annamalai University & Centre for Materials Joining and Research (CEMAJOR), 7th October 2010.

  • International Workshop on Electromagnetic Forming Technology (EMFT 2010)”, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University, Chennai, 11th & 12th November, 2010.

  • Workshop on “High Impact Teaching Skills”, Dale Carnegie Training, Mission 10X, Wipro, Saveetha Engineering College, 2nd – 6th May, 2011.

  • AICTE sponsored Staff Development Programme in Industrial Robotics – Technology, Programming and Applications, Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai, 16th – 29th August 2012.

  • SAEINDIA Faculty Advisor Forum Meeting held at Renault Nissan Technology & Business Centre India Pvt. Ltd., Chennai on 27th November 2012.

  • ISTE Workshop for teachers on Aakash for education, Conducted by IIT Bombay, 10th and 11th November 2012

  • 2-WEEK ISTE Workshop on Engineering Thermodynamics, Conducted by IIT Bombay, 11th to 21st December 2012

  • AICTE Sponsored Short Term Course on Applications of Molecular Simulation in Research & Industry, organized by the Department of Applied Mechanics & Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras, 14th to 18th January 2013.

  • Two day workshop on “Faculty Leadership Development Programme” organized by SAEINDIA on 21st & 22nd June 2013 at Priyadarshiini College of Engineering, Nagpur.

  • One day Workshop on “R&D Project Proposals – Awareness, Needs and Benefits”, on 28th June 2013, organized by Centre for Technology Development and Transfer, Anna University.

  • Educators Day 2013, on 2nd September 2013, organized by National Instruments

  • MATLAB & Simulink for Engineering Education on 9th April 2013, Mathworks India Pvt. Ltd.

  • CEP course on Coordinators Workshop on Engineering Mechanics, conducted by IIT Bombay at Mumbai September 16th – 20th 2013.

  • Two days workshop on Hybrid Power Generation Systems on 11th – 12th October 2013, conducted by Energy Efficient and Renewable Energy Division, Central Power Research Institute, Bangalore

  • Automotive Roundtable the Innovation Imperative – Developing Smart, Sustainable and Safe Vehicles, 20th July 2016, Hosted by SAEINDIA, Organized by SIEMENS

Achievements and Awards:-

Memberships

Life Member in Professional Bodies:

    1. Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), India

    2. Institution of Engineers India (IEI)

    3. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

    4. IAENG, London 

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