1st Edition

Recent Advances in Materials, Mechanics and Management Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Materials, Mechanics and Management (IMMM 2017), July 13-15, 2017, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

     These proceedings present a selection of papers presented at the 3rd International Conference on Materials Mechanics and Management 2017 (IMMM 2017), which was jointly organized by the Departments of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Architecture of College of Engineering Trivandrum.

    Developments in the fields of materials, mechanics and management have paved the way for overall improvements in all aspects of human life. The quest for meeting the requirements of the rapidly increasing population has led to revolutionary construction and production technologies aiming at optimum management and use of natural resources.

    The objective of this conference was to bring together experts from academic institutions, industries, research organizations and professionals for sharing of knowledge, expertise and experience in the emerging trends related to Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Architecture. IMMM 2017 provided opportunities for young researchers to actively engage in research discussions, new research interests, research ethics and professional development.

    Civil engineering

    Geotechnical engineering

    Geotechnical utilisation of biosolids in Trivandrum; a feasibility study
    S. Sajna, A.B. Bhaskar & K. Kannan

    A framework for prediction of compaction parameters in standard proctor tests
    G. Sreelekshmy Pillai & P. Vinod

    Bio-enzyme stabilisation of Kaolinitic clay
    E.J. Joseph & M.K. Sayida

    Design of amended marine clay liner
    S. Meenu Nair, A.R. Ajitha, S. Chandrakaran & S. Evageline

    Model studies on footing in sand fills over soft clay and inclusion of skirts
    P. Neelima & J. Bindu

    Utilization of waste from KMML as landfill liner
    N. Joy & A. Sasikumar

    Durability study on coir geotextiles embedded in different pavement conditions
    A. Vijayan, Y. Sheela Evangeline & A. Krishna

    Study on the coir geotextile reinforced flexible pavements using DCP
    M.C. Jayachandran, Y. Sheela Evangeline, G.V. Rao, M.K. Sayida, A. Krishna & A. Vijayan

    Effect of fin shape on the behaviour of piles under combined loading conditions
    R. Ambi, P.K. Jayasree & N. Unnikrishnan

    Static pile load test inversion
    G.R. Potty, A. Bradshaw, S. Suresh & U. Krishnakumar

    Study on flyash stabilized dredged material from Koyilandy harbour
    V. Jaya, K.R. Ajinu, A. Sivaprakash, A. Wilson, A.R. Chandran, A. Shameer & K. Vishnu Prasad

    Transportation engineering

    Prioritisation of low volume roads using fuzzy multi criteria decision making
    S. Rose, B.S. Mathew & K.P. Isaac

    Investigation on effects of nano particles on performance of HMA mix
    F. Shaz & T.R. Loui

    Feasibility analysis for waterway development—a case study of canals in Thrissur, Kerala
    N.M. Sabitha, B.G. Sreedevi & V.S. Sanjay Kumar

    Level of service of urban roads based on user perception
    V. Aparna & S. Salini

    Identification of critical inter arrival time at signalized intersections
    P.S. Praveen & R. Ashalatha

    Hydraulics engineering

    Comparison of statistical downscaling techniques for rainfall prediction—a case study
    J. George, J. Letha & P.G. Jairaj

    River training—a case study
    P.K. Suresh, C. Prabakar, V. Ponraj & D. Panneerselvam

    Downscaling of precipitation for Bharathapuzha river basin in Kerala
    L.R. Chandran & P.G. Jairaj

    Structural engineering

    Effect of natural rubber latex in concrete with metakaolin admixture
    M. Nibin Gafoor & P.R. Beena

    Bond strength of coconut shell aggregate concrete by pull-out test
    A. Sujatha & Y. Nadir

    Shear flexural behaviour of high strength concrete beams
    A.A. Chandran & K. Girija

    Effect of notch-depth ratio on fracture properties of light weight self compacting concrete beam
    A.A. Abraham & K.G. Jayaprakash

    Effect of fine aggregate on shear fracture parameters of high strength concrete
    K.V. Jayasree, K.P. Safeer & K.S. Prebhakumari

    Buckling analysis of functionally graded plate using higher order shear deformation theory
    S. Swathikrishna & K.P. Beena

    Cyclic behaviour of hybrid fibre reinforced ECC column
    A.N. Vijayan, S. Sunitha, P. Vinod & K.R. Bindhu

    Foamed concrete using waste materials: A review
    S.K. Jose, M. Soman & S. Evangeline

    Analytical investigation on effect of shear friction: A critical issue in accelerated construction of bridge superstructures
    M.P. Geetha & K. Girija

    Rehabilitation of RC short columns using ferrocement jacketing
    J. Mohan & M. Soman

    Development of foamed concrete building blocks using quarry dust
    M. Soman, V.S. Aparna, J. Joseph, M.S. Thottathil, A.R. Rahul & K.S. Revathy

    Environmental engineering

    Development of clay-glass-sand blended lightweight aggregate using sewage sludge as filler
    S.V. Kuruvilla, S. Sumi & K. Swarnalatha

    Permeability study of modified forms of sewage sludge suitable for temporary landfill cover material
    V.N. Vinitha, P. Latha & V. Jaya

    Removal of zinc and copper from aqueous media using iron nanoparticles
    J.G. Anuranjana Jaya & N. Vijayan

    Removal of anionic surfactant from waste water using immobilized pseudomonas sp
    A.S. Lekshmisree & N. Vijayan

    Prediction of vehicular exhaust emission for Thiruvananthapuram city
    R.S. Kumar & K. Swarnalatha

    Polysulfone chitosan membrane for the removal of nitrate and phosphate from fertilizer wastes
    S. Krishnaveni & V. Meera


    Mechanical engineering

    Fluid mechanics

    Prediction of coherent structures in end-wall flows using hybrid grids developed for turbomachinery applications
    R. Abhilash & S. Anil Lal

    Design engineering

    Study on extension springs hook geometry using FEA technique for moulded case circuit breaker
    A. Shirurkar, Y. Patil & J.D. Davidson

    CFD study on window buffeting for a passenger car
    A. Nikam, Y. Khawade & D. Jebaseelan

    Design of flapping wing mechanism for bionic micro aerial vehicle
    C. Mrudul, S. Noble & K.G. Sreejalekshmi

    Dynamic characterization of wheel hub and seals
    R. Chaudhari & J.D. Davidson

    Development and validation of finite elements for tubular bonded joints in composite structures
    K.S. Sajikumar, N. Asok Kumar & B. Nageswara Rao

    Effect of grain refiner (0 to 1 wt. % Al-5Ti-B) addition on the microstructural and hardness characteristics of Al 336 alloy
    S. Zaviar, V.R. Shijil, S. Raphael, R. Sreeram, C.K. Sudarsh, V.R. Rajeev & K.K. Manesh

    Mesh dependency study on wrinkling and vibration analysis on pre-stressed membranes
    K.R. Unnikrishnan, I.R. Praveen Krishna & C.O. Arun

    Heat transfer

    Thermophysical properties of refined kerosene—alumina nanofluid
    A.J. Sundararaj, L.G. Asirvatham, B.C. Pillai & S. Panicker

    Application of machine learning algorithms to improve stock prediction using technical indicators
    R.K. Dhanya & V.S. Unnikrishnan

    Solution of momento energy integral equations for natural convection in a vertical channel using symbolic computation
    M. Jayaram & S. Asok Kumar

    Influence of stationary heated cylinder on the convective heat transfer of heated rotating cylinder in vertical alignment
    M. Mathew, G. Venugopal & M.R. Rajkumar

    Digital requirement analysis in a public sector bank after demonetisation
    R. Rakhil Krishnan & V. Regi Kumar

    Experimental study on Leidenfrost water droplets impact on heated aluminium ratchet surface
    S. Rameshan & S. Kumar Ranjith

    Industrial engineering

    Ergonomic design modifications of de-fibering machine in coir industry—a case study
    M. Satheeshkumar & K. Krishnakumar

    A methodology to detect and extract tables from born-digital PDF documents using deep learning
    C. Shichin, A.C. Vinay Chandran & V.S. Unnikrishnan

    Analysis of bus bunching effect in morning peak period
    S. Sajikumar & V. Regi Kumar


    Urban design strategies for elder friendly spaces
    A. Sreedharan & N.C. Mathew

    Development of location specific profiled Fresnel collector for light pipes for harnessing daylight
    M.G. Nair & K. Ramamurthy

    Decentralised solid waste management plan for Thrissur Municipal Corporation
    D. Nair & C.A. Bindu

    Planning for ageing population
    J.U. Nithya & P. Prabhakar

    Influence of tactical urbanism on spatial planning
    N. Basheer & A. Geetha

    Role of Mega-Events in urban development
    T. Rijina & K.M. Sujith

    Significance of street vendors in urban scenario
    F. Thaha & S.R. Lakshmi

    Gentrification over urban authenticity
    A. Jame & C.A. Bindu

    Value addition to Athangudi tiles
    P. Kurup & R. Gettu

    Strategic planning for traditional neighbourhoods of Thrissur district
    L. Merin Maliyamave & T. Ranjini Bhattathiripad

    The role of regulatory mechanism in generating public space in the Kerala context
    S.S. George & M.K. Kini

    Place branding as a tool in rejuvenating the derelict industrial areas: A case of Howrah, West Bengal
    K.I. Arun Raj & M.K. Kini

    Revitalization of historic inner cities
    K.S. Kavya & C.A. Biju

    A paradigm for climate responsive urban planning
    M. Daniel & S.G. Parambath

    Water as a hybrid space: Networking canals as transit interchange corridor; a case of Kochi city
    S.S. Nair & M.K. Kini

    Strategy for revitalization of market neighborhood Valiyangadi, Kozhikode
    R.S. Veena & J.K. George

    Child friendly cities—a new approach for urban planning
    T.R. Rakhi & S. Surya

    Happiness index—a tool for urban planning
    N.V. Aiswarya & R.T. Bhattathiripad

    The social value of streets
    R. Papana & T. Pujara

    Vegetation integrated building design and its implications on the interior temperature in warm and humid climate
    T.K. Jayasree & R. Kalaiselvi

    An assessment of post Tsunami recovery of coastal settlements in Kerala: A case of Kollam district
    M.V. Smitha & B. Tom

    Conceptual framework for preparation of pedestrian plan for cities in Kerala
    N. Amrutha & S. Nair

    Issues faced while applying transit oriented development principles in an urban area—a case of Kochi city
    E.S. Jojee & P. Prabhakaran

    Water based tourism planning in Kerala context with focus on tourism circuit developments
    P.J. Nidhish & S. Rajasree

    Integration of local climate zone into city planning
    M.P. Vidya & R. Deepa Rani

    Planning of open space to support elder’s needs
    A. Prasad & P. Prabhakar

    Planning interventions for migrant-sending communities: Kerala context
    R. Mathew & A. Lakshmi

    Urban design as a tool in building resilience to climate change in coastal cities
    A. Sanjeev & M.G. Nair

    Assessing carbon dioxide emission from Thiruvananthapuram city
    V. Vijayan & S. Edward


    Dr. Sheela Evangeline is currently working as Professor in Civil Engineering at the College of Engineering. Trivandrum. She received her Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. She has supervised 20 MTech theses of the University of Kerala and published more than 60 papers. She has undertaken 5 sponsored research projects related to Environmental Engineering and Coir Geotextiles. At present she is also the Principal Coordinator of the sponsored Research Project "Performance Evaluation of Coir Geotextiles on Rural Roads of Kerala" She has co-authored a book entitled, ‘Coir geotextiles for sustainable infrastructure’.

    Dr. M.R. Rajkumar is currently working as Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the College of Engineering. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Kerala. He has supervised 20 MTech thesis of the University of Kerala and is currently guiding 2 PhD scholars. He has 10 publications in reputed International Journals and 30 publications in International Conferences. He has undertaken 2 sponsored research projects; one related to design and fabrication of low speed wind tunnel funded by the Centre for Engineering Research and Development, APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University; two central Govt. funded project-FIST DST for the purchase of constant temperature hot wire anemometer in connection with measurement of turbulence intensity. He has received the Best Researcher of the Year Award for 2017 of APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University.

    Prof. Saritha G. Parambath is an Assistant Professor in Architecture, Department of Architecture, and College of Engineering Trivandrum. She acquired the B Arch degree from the College of Engineering Trivandrum, Kerala University in 1996 and M Arch degree in General Architecture from the School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University, Chennai in 2012. Her research interests include post-colonial architecture studies and dynamics of city transformations.