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|
Center for Materials joining and Research
|Introduction of Light Weight Alloys|
Thanthai Periyar Government Institute of Technology,
|Magnesium Alloy & its Characterization in Automobile Industry|
1.45 pm-3 pm
|Weldability of Light Weight Alloys|
3 pm-4.15 pm
|Dr. S Madhavan
Department of Mechanical Engineering
SRM Institute of Science and Technology
|Light Weighting Through Joining|
Scientist ‘F’, Group Director,
|Advanced Welding Processes & their Application in Automotive Industry|
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering,
National Institute of Technology,
|Titanium Alloys for Automotive Applications|
|Dr. S. Renold Elsen,
Department of Design and Automation
School of Mechanical Engineering
|Composites & Shape Optimization in Electrical Car|
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|