ALL INDIA SEMINAR ON APPLICATION OF LIGHT WEIGHT MATERIALS

This report captures a two-day seminar on APPLICATION OF LIGHT WEIGHT MATERIALS AND CHARACTERIZATION IN AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY sponsored by The Institution of Engineers (India) was organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, KCG COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY during 11th & 12th August 2018.

During the inaugural session, Dr.S.Ramesh Prof & Head /MECH welcomed the gathering, Dr.G.Prabhakaran, Principal, KCG College of Technology, gave the presidential address. His valuable address expressed the importance of lightweight materials and characterization in automobile industry in today’s evolving engineering sector. Followed by his speech, The Chief Guest of Honour. Dr. S. Srinivasan Alavandar, Joint Honorary Secretary IEI KLC, Dean academics of AGNI College of Technology, gave insight about the role of engineers and importance of materials in automobile industries by his thought-provoking speech.

After the inaugural session Dr.V.Balasubramanian, Director, Center for Materials joining and Research , Annamalai University initiated the technical session with a prime note on  Introduction of Light Weight Alloys. The next session was carried by Dr.G.Padmanaban, Thanthai Periyar Government Institute of Technology, Vellore under the topic of Magnesium Alloy & its Characterization in Automobile Industry.

The next session key note speaker was Mr.C.V.S. Murthy, Technological Director, DRDL-Hyderabad, he explained the importance of Weldability of Light Weight Alloys and the explained about various real time projects of DRDL. The last session of the first day of seminar was portraited by Dr. S. Madhavan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology under the topic of Light Weighting through Joining.

The Fifth session was Advanced Welding Processes & their Application in Automotive Industry initiated on 11th August 2018 at 10:30 AM by Mr.A.Manjunath, Scientist ‘F’, Group Director, GTRE, Bangalore. Dr.V.Karthik,  Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Trichy continued the next session and gave applications of  Titanium Alloys in Automotive industries. The following session was the role of Composites and Shape Optimization in Electrical Cars handled by Dr. S. Renold Elsen, Department of Design and Automation School of Mechanical Engineering VIT- Vellore. The final session of the two-day seminar was Weight reduction techniques in automotive, handled by Mr. Helfried-Wolfram Weiss, German expert, Ex-head in car predevelopments car concepts, BMW.

The Valedictory function was guested by Dr.R.Venkatesan, FIE, Council member & chairman IE(I)-KLC  held in the presence of Dr.K.Sarukesi Dean Academic, KCG College of Technology , Certificates were distributed  to all the participants and feedback of the participants was tremendous and their enthusiasm  was overwhelming  until last session.

Details of the Sessions:

 

Date Session & Time Resource Persons Topic
  9:30am-10am Inauguration
10th August

2018

Session 1

10 am-11.30am

Dr.V.Balasubramanian,

Director,

Center for Materials joining and Research

Annamalai University.

 Introduction of Light Weight Alloys
Session 2

11.45 am-1pm

Dr.G. Padmanaban,

Thanthai Periyar Government Institute of Technology,

Vellore

Magnesium Alloy & its Characterization in Automobile Industry
Session 3

1.45 pm-3 pm

Mr.C.V.S. Murthy,

Technological

Director, DRDL-Hyderabad.

Weldability of Light Weight Alloys
Session 4

3 pm-4.15 pm

Dr. S Madhavan

Department of Mechanical Engineering

SRM Institute of Science and Technology

Light Weighting Through Joining
  Session 5

10.30am-12pm

Mr.A. Manjunath,

Scientist ‘F’, Group Director,

 GTRE, Bangalore.

Advanced Welding Processes & their Application in Automotive Industry
11th August

2018

Session 6

1pm-2.30pm

Dr.V.Karthik,

Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering,

National Institute of Technology,

Trichy

Titanium Alloys for Automotive Applications
Session 7

2.30pm-3pm

Dr. S. Renold Elsen,

Department of Design and Automation

School of Mechanical Engineering

VIT- Vellore.

Composites & Shape Optimization in Electrical Car
Session 8

3.30pm to 4 pm

Mr. Helfried-Wolfram Weiss

Ex-head in car predevelopments car concepts, BMW

Weight reduction techniques in automotive
4 pm to 4.30 pm Valedictory- Dr.R.Venkatesan, FIE, Council member & chairman IE(I)-KLC  

 

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