Multi-disciplinary Sustainable Engineering: Current and Future Trends
Proceedings of the 5th Nirma University International Conference on Engineering, Ahmedabad, India, November 26-28, 2015
The Nirma University International Conference on Engineering NUiCONE is a flagship event of the Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmedabad. NUiCONE-2015 is focussed on events/themes in the current trends in Engineering and its research issues. Practicing engineers, technologists and technopreneurs from the industry will engage in special knowledge sharing sessions using applied technical papers by industry participants on case-study applications, white-papers, panel discussions, industrial exhibitions of innovations and technology products etc.
This proceedings book includes peer reviewed and presented research papers by research scholars and professionals from academia, industry and government R&D organizations. The papers included in this proceedings volume present unpublished research of participating researchers related to some specific multi-disciplinary themes addressing sustainable engineering fields like Sustainable Manufacturing Processes; Design and Analysis of Machine & Mechanisms; Energy Conservation and Management; Concrete and Structural Engineering; Infrastructure Project Planning and Management; Chemical Process Development and Design; and Technologies for Green Environment.
Table of Contents
Concrete and Structural Engineering
Infrastructure Project Planning and Management
Chemical Process Development and Design
Technologies for Green Environment
Sustainable Manufacturing Processes
Design and Analysis of Machine and Mechanism
Energy Conservation and Management
Prof. P. N. Tekwani received his PhD degree "Power Electronic based Multi-Level Inverter Fed Induction Motor Drives" from the Centre for Electronics Design and Technology (CEDT), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, in 2006. He is the recipient of multiple awards among which the "Young Engineer National Award 2010-11 from Institution of Engineers (India)", "ISTE-SGSITS National Award for Best Research – 2009", and "Young Engineer National Award – 2008 from Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE)".
Presently Dr. Tekwani works as Head of the Electrical Engineering Department (which encompasses Electronics & Communication, Instrumentation & Control, as well as Electrical Engineering Sections), Section Head of Electrical Engineering Programme, Professor and Coordinator of the PG Electrical Engineering Programme of Institute of Technology, Nirma University. Since 1st July, 2015 he has also been given the charge of Director – Institute of Technology and Dean – Faculty of Technology and Engineering (FoTE), Nirma University. He is the author / co-author of more than 68 national / international research publications focused on power electronics converters, power supplies, induction motor drives, multi-level inverters, active power filters, and power quality issues.
Dr. Madhuri Bhavsar , Chair of NUiCONE 2015, is having total 23 years of academic and 9 years research experience in engineering field. She is working as Senior Associate Professor and Section Head of Information Technology, Institute of Technology, Nirma University. She has also worked as a Co-Chair of NUiCONE 2013. She has published more than 25 papers in International conference and journals. Her research area includes High Performance Computing, Cloud Computing, Software Engineering and Wireless Sensor Networking. She is working on funded research project and patent in the field of Cloud computing.
Dr. B. A. Modi is Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department, Institute of Technology, Nirma University. Ahmedabad. He has 24 years of academic, industrial and research experience. He has received PhD degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi for research in "Investigations on formability of AA5182 Aluminium alloy in hydroforming of square cups". He did his master's degree at the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. He has published 20 research articles in International/National journals and conferences. He has carried out 4 consultancy projects and 4 funded research projects in the area of sheet metal forming, welding and composites.