Department of Automobile Engineering

The Department of Automobile Engineering was established in the year 2010. The department draws its strength from a team of dedicated faculty members with both academic and industrial experience. The department offers UG programme in Automobile Engineering stream. The department is well equipped with laboratories such as, two and three wheeler laboratory, automotive engine and components laboratory, automotive chassis and transmission laboratory, automotive electrical and electronics laboratory, automotive scanning and vehicle maintenance laboratory and automobile vehicle maintenance and reconditioning laboratory.

Among the various activities of the department, the KAHE Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) outshines with its many guest lectures by eminent personalities from academic and industrial background. Our students have won second prize for “Best Build Quality Award” in BAJA SAE 2012 national level competition. In addition to that our students have also participated in SUPRA (F1 car modeling and fabrication competition and EFFICYLE (hybrid three-wheeler) competition. Apart from the national level participation, students also participate in international level competition like Formula UniMAP 2013 – Malaysia. Frequent industrial visits to renowned industries are one of the key activities of the department. The SAE plays a very important role in mobilizing student participation by conducting various quiz competitions and seminars. The department owns a separate library with a wide collection of journals, SAE magazines and books. Automobile Engineering Association (AEA) is actively conducting various conferences, workshops, symposiums, etc. The department maintains a close liaison with several educational institutions and industries in and out of the country through faculty research and collaborative projects.

Programmes
  1. Under Graduate Programme
    • B.E. Automobile Engineering
Syllabus and Curriculum
Name Qualification Designation Email ID
Mr.A.Sivanantham M.Tech., (Ph.D.) Assistant Professor sivanantham.a@kahedu.edu.in
Mr.K.Prasath M.E. Assistant Professor prasath.k@kahedu.edu.in
Mr.G.Jayabalaji M.Tech., (Ph.D.) Assistant Professor jayabalaji.g@kahedu.edu.in
Dr.K.Sathish Kumar M.E., Ph.D. Assistant Professor sathishkumar.k@kahedu.edu.in
Mr.P.K.Miniappan M.E., (Ph.D.) Assistant Professor miniappan.p.k@kahedu.edu.in
Mr.A.Daineldass M.E., (Ph.D.) Assistant Professor danieldas.a@kahedu.edu.in

Research Laboratories

1.Leonardo Research Centre for Tribology

Leonardo Research Centre for Tribology is established to find new materials for automotive applications. The Pin on Disc Friction and Wear Test Rig is primarily intended for determining the tribological characteristics (wear and friction) of a wide range of materials (example: heat and cold treated materials, coated components, composite materials) under various conditions of normal load, velocity and temperatures with or without lubricants.

2.Rudolf Diesel Centre for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions

The “Variable Compression Ratio Engine Test Rig” (VCR Engine) is primarily intended for analyzing the performance of an internal combustion engine using various biofuels. Five gas analyzer and smoke meter are used to analyze the emission characteristics of the engine. This lab is utilized for R&D projects, consultancy works, UG/PG students and research scholars’ projects.

Students’ Laboratories

  1. Two and Three Wheeler Laboratory
  2. Automotive Engine and Components Laboratory
  3. Automotive Chassis and Transmission Laboratory
  4. Automotive Electrical and Electronics Laboratory
  5. Automotive Scanning and Vehicle Maintenance Laboratory
  6. Automobile Vehicle Maintenance and Reconditioning Laboratory

Mr. A. Sivanantham

  1. Sivanantham, S. Manivannan and S. P. Kumaresh Babu, Parametric Optimization of Dissimilar TIG Welding of AISI 304L and 430 Steel Using Taguchi Analysis, Materials Science Forum, 969, 625-630, 2019.
  2. Sivanantham, S. Manivannan and P. Shanmughasundaram, Effect of ATIG Welding Process Factors on the Wear Behavior of AISI 316L, International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering, 8(3), 6547-6550, 2019.
  3. Manivannan, B. Narenthiran, A. Sivanantham and S.P. Kumaresh Babu, Microstructural and Corrosion Studies by Immersion in 3.5% NaCl Solution on Aged Mg-9Al-1Zn-XCa Alloy, Materials Science Forum, 969, 93–97, 2019.

Mr. G. Jayabalaji

  1. Jayabalaji and P. Shanmughasundaram, The Effect of Nozzle-Opening Pressure on the Performance and Emission Parameters of a Diesel Engine Operated on Aphanizomenon Flos Biodiesel-Titanium Dioxide (Tio2) Nanofluid-Diesel Blend, International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology, 9(1), 6163-6167, 2019.
  2. Jayabalaji and P. Shanmughasundaram, Effect of Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) Nano-Fluid on Performance and Emission Features of a Diesel Engine Operated on Aphanizomenon Flos Biodiesel-Diesel Blend, Materials Science Forum, 969, 421-426, 2019.
  3. Sivanesan and G. Jayabalaji, Modelling, Analysis and Simulation of Clutch Engagement Judder and Stick­Slip, SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars—Mechanical Systems, 10(1),54-64, 2017.

Dr.K.Sathish Kumar

  1. Sathish Kumar and K. Balasubramaniam, Simulations and Experiments for the Detection of Flow-Assisted Corrosion in Pipes, Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, 137 (6), 061409-(1–10), 2015.
  2. Sathish Kumar, V. Satya Narayana Murthy and K. Balasubramaniam, Improvement in the Signal Strength of Magnetostrictive Ultrasonic Guided Wave Transducers for Pipe Inspection Using a Soft Magnetic Ribbon-Based Flux Concentrator, Insight: Non-Destructive Testing & Condition Monitoring, 54 (4), 217–220, 2012.

Mr. A.Danieldas

  1. Sivakumar, S., S. SenthilKumaran, M. Uthayakumar, and A. Daniel Das. “Garnet and Al-flyash composite under dry sliding conditions.” Journal of Composite Materials 52, no. 17 (2018): 2281-2288.
  2. Das, A. Daniel, and S. SenthilKumaran. “FWTPET Investigation on SA213 Tube to SA387 Tube Plate.” In Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol. 852, pp. 355-361. Trans Tech Publications Ltd, 2016.
  3. Kumaran, S. Senthil, and A. Daniel Das. “Friction Welding Joints of SA 213 Tube to SA 387 Tube Plate Boiler Grade Materials by using Clearance and Interference Fit Method.” Materials Today: Proceedings 5, no. 2 (2018): 8557-8566.
  4. Kumaran, S. Senthil, and A. Daniel Das. “An investigation of Boiler Grade Tube and Tube Plate without block by using friction welding process.” Materials Today: Proceedings 5, no. 2 (2018): 8567-8576.
  5. Kumaran, S. Senthil, and A. Daniel Das. “An Examination of Seamless Ferritic tube and Austenitic alloy tube plate joining by Friction Welding process.” Materials Today: Proceedings 5, no. 2 (2018): 8539-8546.

Guest Lectures / Seminars / Workshops

Sl. No. Date Event Name Guest Name and Designation
1. 04/02/2020 Guest Lecture on Battery Thermal Management System in E-vehicle Dr. S. Mohankumar,

Assistant Professor,

Department of Automobile Engineering,

Kumaraguru College of Technology,

Coimbatore.

2. 30/01/2020 Guest Lecture on Advanced Materials Used in E-vehicle Dr.N.Mathan Kumar,

Associate Professor,

Department of Mechanical Engineering,

Akshaya College of Engineering & Technology,

Coimbatore.

3. 27/01/2020 Guest Lecture on Team Building and E-vehicle Technology Mr. S. Sivakumar,

Associate Professor,

Department of Automobile Engineering,

Kumaraguru College of Technology,

Coimbatore.

4. 06/08/2019 Guest Lecture on Applications of CAD Tools in Auto Design Mr. Suresh Kumar and Mr. Prithiviraj,

Application Engineer,

Solid Works,

Bangalore.

5. 31/07/2019 Workshop on Hands-on Training on ANSYS Dr. R. Padmanabhan,

Assistant Professor (Sr. Grade),

Department of Mechanical Engineering,

Amrita Vishwa Vidhyapeetham,

Coimbatore.

6. 24/07/2019 Guest Lecture on Lateral Dynamics and Vehicle Body Engineering Mr. M. Sivanesan,

Assistant Professor,

Department of Mechanical Engineering,

Amrita Vishwa Vidhyapeetham,

Coimbatore.

7. 19/07/2019 Guest Lecture on Plant Layout in Manufacturing Industry Mr. S.K. Pradeep Mohan,
Assistant Professor,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Coimbatore Institute of Technology,Coimbatore.
8. 17/07/2019 Guest Lecture on Industry Needed Engineers Mr. M. Suresh,

Application Engineer,

CAD/CAM Simulation,

Pharos Innovations Private Limited,

Coimbatore.

9. 12/03/2019 Guest Lecture on Logistics and Warehouse Management Mr. N.S. Pavithran,

Head Learning and Development,

Saf educate Learning Private Limited,

Coimbatore.

10. 19/02/2019 Asthraa 2019 – National Level Technical Symposium Mr. Aravindh R,

South India Cluster Manager,

OLA India Private Limited,

Bangalore.

11. 06/02/2019 Guest Lecture on Introduction to Artificial Intelligence Mr.N.Buvaneswaran,

Client Manager,

Mr.J.Deepak,

Training Manager,

Start Career,

Bangalore.

12. 11/01/2019 Guest Lecture on A Journey to Realize Self Mr. Srinivas Chamarthy,

Managing Director & Chief Innovation Executive,

CYME Automation Systems Private Limited,

Hyderabad.

13. 02/01/2019 Guest Lecture on Design of Automotive Components Mr. S.R. Durairaju,

Assistant Professor (Sr. Grade),

Department of Mechanical Engineering,

Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College,

Coimbatore.

14. 10/12/2018 Workshop on Solar Cells Mr. Manikandan,

Mas Solar Systems Private Limited,

Malumichampatti,

Coimbatore.

15. 16/09/2017 Workshop on Automotive Architecture Mr. C. Saravanan,

Technical Architect,

Mr. P. Dhanapal,

Senior Technical Specialist,

Mr. K. Ravishankar,

Manager-Product Development Cycle,

Mr. A. Sanjeev,

Project Manager,

Continental Automotive Components Private Limited,

Bangalore.

16. 25/08/2017 Seminar on NDT Mr. Velandi.

Blue Ray Inspection Services.

Coimbatore.

17. 31/07/2017 Guest Lecture on Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Mr. S. R. Durairaju,

Assistant Professor (Sr. Grade),

Department of Mechanical Engineering,

Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College,

Coimbatore.

18. 27/07/2017

FN

Guest Lecture on Latest Trends in Automotive Technology Mr. Shakthivel,

Regional Advisor,

Maruti Udyog Limited.

19. 27/07/2017

AN

Guest Lecture on Interview Techniques Mr. S. Sakthivel,

Manager HRD,

Indo Shell Cast Private Limited,

Coimbatore.

20. 11/03/2017 Workshop on Emerging Technologies in Automotive Sector Mr. S. Shanmugam,

Vice Chairman, SAE India Southern Section,

Managing Director,

Design Desk (India) Private Limited,

Chennai.

 

Mr. K. Arunkumar,

Senior Territory Manager,

Mahindra & Mahindra,

Mumbai.

21. 10/03/2017 Workshop on Recent Trends in Welding Technologies Dr. N. Murugan,

Patron, IWS Coimbatore Center,

Professor,

Department of Mechanical Engineering,

Coimbatore Institute of Technology,

Coimbatore.

 

Dr.V.Balusamy,

Vice Chairman, IWSCoimbatore,

Associate Professor,

Department of Metallurgical Engineering,

PSG College of Technology,

Coimbatore.

 

Mr. I. Gnanavallal

National Secretary, IWS India,

Managing Director,

Omega Electrodes,

Coimbatore.

22. 13/02/2017 Hands on Training on Baja, Supra and Efficycle Vehicles Mr. Rajkamal,

Country Head,

J. P. Automotive Research India Private Limited,

Coimbatore.

23. 10/02/2017 Seminar on Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Mr. Kaarthick,

Manager,

Ampere Vehicle India Private Limited,

Sulur,

Coimbatore.

24. 31/08/2016 Seminar by Elite Gokart Team Mr. A. R. Prashanth,

Elite Gokart Team,

Chennai.

25. 12/08/2016

FN

Guest Lecture on Recent Trends in Automotive Sector Mr. K. Balaji,

Assistant Manager-Engine Testing,

Royal Enfield,

Chennai.

26. 12/08/2016

AN

Guest Lecture on Application and Usage of LS Dyna in Automotive Industry Mr. Nandhagopal ,

Marketing Executive,

LS Dyna,

Chennai.

27. 08/08/2017 Workshop on MPFI and CRDI Engine Assembly and Dismantling Mr. K. B. Sibimon,

Principal,

Ambal Private Industrial Training Institute,

Coimbatore.

28. 04/07/2016

FN

Guest Lecture on Auto Design Challenge Mr. Gowtham Vasan,

Team Leader-Design,

Jayam Automotive Limited,

Coimbatore.

29. 04/07/2016

AN

Guest Lecture on Mobility Engineering Mr. Akilan Ramachandran,

Senior Engineer-CAE,

Jayam Automotive Limited,

Coimbatore.

30. 01/07/2016 Guest Lecture on Being a Better Engineer Mr. Sivakumar,

Professor,

Department of Automobile Engineering,

Kumaraguru College of Technology,

Coimbatore.

31. 18/03/2016 Guest Lecture on Application of NDT in Automotive Sector Mr. S. Selvaprakash,

Director,

Aurora Inspection Services,

Coimbatore.

32. 04/03/2016 Workshop on ANSYS Hands-on Training Dr. M. MahendraBoopathi,

Head of the Department,

Department of Mechanical Engineering,

CMS College of Engineering and Technology,

Coimbatore.

33. 08/02/2016 Guest Lecture on Automotive Power Trains Mr.PrasanthBalasundaramanian,

Powertrain System Engineer,

Hinduja Tech Limited,

Chennai.

34. 30/01/2016 Guest Lecture on Approaching Analytical Problems in Automotive Industry Through CFD Mr. S. Ajit Nair,

Senior Engineer-CFD Analyst,

Robert Bosch,

Coimbatore.

35. 22/01/2016 Guest Lecture on Solar and Renewable Energy Solutions Vimal Kumar Eswarlal,

Chief Executive Officer,

Mangla Smart Energy Solutions Private Limited,

Tirupur.

36. 15/12/2015 Guest Lecture on 7 QC Tools Mr. B. Somasundaram,

Manager-PEM,

ZF Windpower Private Limited,

Coimbatore,

37. 04/12/2015 Entrepreneurship Development Program Mr. Thirumalai Raja,

Operations Head,

Webykart Inc.,

Coimbatore.

38. 04/09/2015 Guest Lecture on ISO Standards and Quality Implementation in Welding Mr. MurugeshHalan,

Assistant Manager-Welding,

TUV Rheinland Private Limited,

Coimbatore.

39. 25/08/2015 Guest Lecture on Inter and Intrapersonal Skill Sets Mr. Habeeb Salmon,

Senior Design Engineer,

L&T Valves Limited,

Coimbatore.

40. 21/08/2015 Guest Lecture on Vehicle Dynamics and Career Development Mr. Sivakumar,

Associate Professor,

Department of Automobile Engineering,

Kumaraguru College of Technology,

Coimbatore.

41. 15/07/2015 Guest Lecture on Career Guidance Program on MS Abroad Mr. R. Keerthivasan,

Junior Research Fellow,

PSG College of Technology,

Coimbatore.

42. 08/07/2015

FN

Guest Lecture on TQM Tools for Work and Life Mr. N. Gowtham Raj,

Senior Engineer-Quality Assurance,

L&T Valves Limited,

Coimbatore.

43. 08/07/2015

AN

Guest Lecture on Waste to Energy Mr. R. Keerthivasan,

Junior Research Fellow,

PSG College of Technology,

Coimbatore.

44. 24/06/2015 Workshop on Non-Destructive Testing Mr.G. Senthil Kumar,

Managing Director,

Blue Ray Inspection Services,

Coimbatore.

Industrial Visits

Sl. No. Date Company
1. 02/12/2019 Origin Cadd Infotech, Coimbatore.
2. 18/09/2019 Laxmi Machine Works Limited, Coimbatore.
3. 25/02/2019

26/02/2019

Axis Global Institute of Industrial Training, Coimbatore.
4. 09/01/2019 HAL Heritage Centre and Aerospace Museum, Bengaluru.
5. 08/01/2019 Aarnika Industries, Hosur.
6. 07/01/2019 Mas Solar Systems Private Limited, Malumichampatti, Coimbatore.
7. 14/12/2018 NLC India Limited, Neyveli.
8. 11/12/2018 Sri Hari Bus Body Builders, Karur.
9. 07/12/2018 Signals and Telecommunication Workshop, Podanur, Coimbatore.
10. 08/09/2017 Hyundai Motor India Limited, Chennai.
11. 07/10/2017 Titan Company Limited, Hosur.
12. 07/07/2017 Ramani Nissan, Volkswagen and SRT Tata Service Stations by Autogurukul, Coimbatore.
13. 17/07/2017 Agri INTEX 2017, Coimbatore.
14. 18/02/2017 Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited, Kagithapuram, Karur.
15. 18/02/2017 Gass Forest Museum, Coimbatore.
16. 17/02/2017 Regional Science Center, Coimbatore.
17. 08/02/2017 G. D. Naidu Car Museum, Coimbatore.
18. 08/02/2017 FESTO Mechatronics Lab, Coimbatore.
19. 31/01/2017 TI Automotive India Private Limited, Sriperumbudur, Chennai.
20. 28/01/2017 Sakthi Auto Components Limited, Perudurai, Erode.
21. 21/01/2017 Combact Vehicles Research & Development Establishment, Avadi, Chennai.
22. 18/01/2017 Ramani Nissan, Volkswagen and SRT Tata Service Stations by Autogurukul, Coimbatore.
23. 30/09/2016 Eicher Service Station and Warehouse, Coimbatore.
24. 29/09/2016 Efficient Engineering Products, Malumichampatti, Coimbatore.
25. 06/09/2016 Indoshell Cast Private Limited, Coimbatore.
26. 24/08/2016 Ammarun Foundry, Saravanampatti, Coimbatore.
27. 17/03/2016 ZF Wind Power, Karumathampatti, Coimbatore.
28. 10/02/2016 TÜV Rheinland Welding Institute, Pollachi, Coimbatore.