ISME conference on advanced mechanical engineering begins at IIT Ropar
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, (IIT) Ropar
kicked off the 20th Indian Society of Mechanical Engineering(ISME) conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering in hybrid mode with emphasis on new technological advancements through cutting-edge technologies of Mechanical Engineering.
The conference was inaugurated by Chief Guest, Dr. Samir V. Kamat, distinguished scientist and Director General – Naval Systems and Materials (NS&M), DRDO. Prateek Kishore, Outstanding Scientist and Director, Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory, (TBRL), DRDO and Prof. SG. Deshmukh, Deputy Director (Operations), IIT Delhi were the Guest of Honour.
More than 150 research papers were received across the length and breadth of country in the specialized fields of Mechanical Engineering such as Design, Thermal and Fluids, Materials, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering, and other interdisciplinary and emerging areas.
Prof. Navin Kumar, Dean R&D, IIT Ropar and Organising Secretary of the conference welcomed the guests and the participants while giving the overview of the 20th ISME conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering, followed by the address of Dr. Prabhat K. Agnihotri, HOD of Mechanical Engineering and Organising Chairman of the conference.
Prof. Rajeev Ahuja, Director, IIT Ropar, appreciated the efforts of the department in organizing this prestigious conference and overviewed the significance of newer technologies like artificial intelligence and also emphasized on Industry- academia collaborations.
Prof. SP Singh, Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering at IIT Delhi and Chairman ISME gave the details about Indian Society of Mechanical Engineers. He highlighted the history of ISME and its activities in promoting research in mechanical engineering in India. He also urged the researchers and faculty to become the member of the ISME. He stated that while designing the mechanical components, environmental concern of the use of the component and its disposal should be kept in mind in view of serious environmental crisis faced by the world.
ISME conference on advanced mechanical engineering begins at IIT Ropar. While giving presentation, Dr. Samir V. Kamat, focused on the use of Materials as they are core of the technology for defence systems and the key enablers for advances in defence systems. He emphasized on integration of experiments, computation and Theory during research and innovation with access to digital data and a well equipped work force. While summarizing, he appealed that, for ‘Atmanirnhar Bharat’ and “Make in India” mission, the youth of India has to bring a paradigm shift in R&D materials that will be essential to meet the future challenges.
Prateek Kishore briefed about the changing environment and the threat perception and how the technology can help to forecast and foresee that threats thereby combating the future warfare. While talking about the Technological Challenges, he also stressed on Material characterization for higher altitude regions and indigenous development of diagnostic/research equipment and sensors for fast events.
Prof. S G. Deshmukh, Deputy Director (Operations), IIT Delhi also talked about the development of Industrial ecosystem and the life cycle management from prototype to production system. Prof. M. R Ravi, HOD, Mechanical Engineering, IIT Delhi, while giving his keynote address was focused on Combustion and flame behaviour.
Dr. Anupam Agrawal, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Ropar and Organizing Secretary of this conference presented a vote of thanks. Faculty members and students from Mechanical Engineering Department and other departments were present throughout the day. The conference was sponsored by prestigious private organizations, such as INSTRON and BISS.