11th National Conference on Industrial Problems on Machines and Mechanisms (IPRoMM-2014) at I.T.S Engineering College
February 27, 2014
The conference on Industrial Problems on Machines and Mechanisms IPRoMM 2014 is one of the series of national events organized biannually under the aegis of Association for Machines and Mechanisms (AMM), an affiliate of the International Federation for Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science (IFToMM), on different themes of interest of industrial problems on machines and mechanisms. Realizing the vicinity of I.T.S Engineering College, Greater Noida to automobile and allied industries in Northern India, Agricultural Machines and human orthopedic support system, the theme of this conference was chosen accordingly, i.e, “CAD Simulations in Automobile and Allied Industry.” The aspect of Computer Aided Design (CAD) simulations was chosen as it is an almost indispensable component in today’s design and analysis of almost any system, particularly, in automobile designs, vehicle and crash simulations, safe vehicle designs, driver simulators, etc.
The 11th National Conference on “Industrial Problems on Machines and Mechanisms”, IPRoMM-2014 organized by the Mechanical Engineering Department, I.T.S Engineering College, Greater Noida under the aegis of Association for Machines and Mechanisms (AMM) was inaugurated on 26th of February, 2014. The inaugural session was attended by Conference Chair and Director of the College, Dr. Vineet Kansal, Conference Convener Prof. S. S. Chauhan, Co-Convener Prof. Sanjay Yadav, Chief Guest , Mr. Dinesh Tyagi, Director, International Centre for Automotive Technology, Manesar, Gurgaon, Chief Administrator of I.T.S the Education Group, Mr. S. Sood, invited guests of honour, Prof. S. K. Saha from IIT Delhi, Prof. B. Sahay from IIT Patna and other invited dignitaries and delegates from reputed industrial and academic organizations and faculty and students of the college. After lamp lighting, the audience was welcomed by Prof. S. S. Chauhan and Prof. Sanjay Yadav presented the theme of the conference.
Thereafter, the invited guests presented short speeches describing the importance of having conferences and interactions with the industry. Conference proceedings were released by the dignitaries in the inaugural session. The inaugural session was followed by the plenary session where invited talks were presented by the persons from industry and academia. First session saw lectures by Mr. Chaman Singh Dy. Manager-Product development from New Holland Fiat (India) Pvt. Ltd., Greater Noida giving a brief introduction to the company and describing different range of products being manufactured at the company premises. It was followed by second invited talk by Prof. R. A. Khan from Galgotia’s University. His lecture discussed the use of Computer Aided Engineering in automotive industry and how the use of new softwares changed the design capabilities of the engineers from the era of 60s till today.
Second plenary session was held after lunch time where Mr. Manish Gupta delivered his talk describing his vast experience while working as a Sr. Consultant in Larsen & Turbo (L&T) Faridabad. He described the different approaches of working amongst the people in Korea, Japan and US and compared them with the one in India. He also emphasized on working passionately for the country and do something new rather than working for money alone and reaching nowhere. This was followed by talks of Air Comdr. S. S. Saxena, Auto-Wings, Greater Noida. He shared his experience while serving in the capacity in Indian Air Force and held the view that fighter jet aircraft is one of the best examples of engineering excellence in design where a non-engineering graduate is flying it and bringing it back safely. He also discussed some of the problems that can be visualized in automobiles from the general point of view and suggested some modifications if they can be incorporated in the designs. The second plenary session ended with the third invited talk by Mr. Naresh Bhagat from Lelogix Design Solutions Ltd, Greater Noida. He introduced the organization in brief and discussed the designing methodologies as taught using various software packages available.
Research Paper Presentation Session was followed by oral presentation that was held in two different halls: Seminar Hall 1 on the ground floor and Seminar Hall 2 on first floor. In this, various researchers from Industry and academia were invited to present their research work in the designing of machines and mechanisms based on the theme of the conference. The papers presented were selected by rigorous reviews from experts in academia and modifications as suggested by them.
Second day of the conference started with the workshop on software ReCur Dyn being organized by Mr. B. Sridhar, Director, Function Dynamics (I) Pvt. Ltd. Dwarka, New Delhi. He discussed three case studies involving the mixture of two different particles and their analysis using the related software. The workshop included the description and analysis of problems using software and presented in video forms to the audience to help them understand the involved principles. This was followed by the 3rd plenary session in which invited lecture was arranged by calling experts from industry and academia. Invited lecture presented by Dr, Atul Thakur from IIT Patna comprised of demonstration of robots and advancements in the area using video modes. He skillfully demonstrated different robots being designed by him and his research associates to different realms of life. Prof. S. K. Saha from IIT Delhi also demonstrated the use of software Roboanalyzer and Mechanlyzer in the designing of robots and its links. After the successful completion of the invited lectures and research paper presentations by various researchers from different academic organizations and Industry, the conference was closed by the valedictory function and the national anthem with a grand success.