Major Projects

Technology Mission on Railway Safety (TMRS)
Wheel Impact Load Detection System (WILD)
Design and Development of Instrumentation System for Wheel-Flat Detection in Indian Railways RDSO, 2001
Electronic Stability Program for Automobiles
Consortium project with IIT Bombay, TATA Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Ashok Leyland, TCS, Pricol and others on development of ABS (Anti-lock Brake Systems), TCS (Traction Control Systems) and ESC (Electronic Stabilty Control) for automobiles – supported by the CAR ( Core group on Automotive Research) – TIFAC, DST.
IITK NanoSat
Design, Development and Launch of a micro-satellite based on MEMS technology. Supported by ISRO.
B-SMART
(Board for Smart Materials Research and Technology)
NPMASS
(National Proframme on Micro and Smart Systems)
Software Development for Life Estimation of Turbine Blades
Aeronautical Research And Development Board, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India, June 92-Dec. 95
Development of A New Technique for Determination of Damping in Rotors
Aeronautical Research And Development Board, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India, Feb. 93-Jan. 97
Virtual Instrumentation for Rotordynamic Applications
Aeronautical Research And Development Board, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India, Oct. 96-Sept. 98
Instrumentation Systems And Related Technology for Condition Monitoring of Critical Rotating Machines for Generation of Electric Power
Department of Science And Technology, Govt. of India, A joint project with CSIO Chandigarh, BHEL and NTPC July 1996 - Dec. 2001
Linear & Nonlinear Parameter Estimation in Rotor-Bearing Systems
Aeronautical Research And Development Board, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India, Oct. 98-Sept. 2000
Artificial Neural Network applications for Rotor Vibration diagnosis
Aeronautical Research And Development Board, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India, Jun 2000
Application of Neural Networks for System Indentification from Flight Test Data
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., 2002
Output Only Modal Analysis for Rotor-Bearing Systems
Aeronautical Research And Development Board, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India, 2002 ---

Faculty

  • Prof. N. S. Vyas
  • Prof. A. K. Mallik
  • Prof. H. Hatwal

Research Area

  • Conditioning monitoring
  • Kinematics
  • Design of Mechanisms
  • Dynamics of Machinery
  • Non linear Vibration
  • Robotics

Facilities

  • Proximity Transducer System
  • Portable Vibration meter with filter unit
  • Friction drive Rotator
  • Random noise generator
  • Vibration Meter
  • Conditioning Amplifier
  • Universal Avometer
  • Function generator
  • Waveform processor
  • Digital strain indicator

About 4i Lab

4i-Lab is a recent initiative at the Indian institute of Technology, Kanpur. It is an enabling laboratory with an objective to facilitate design evolution into complete products. The four i s stand for Innovation, Integration, Incubation and Implementation. The laboratory is envisaged as a central facility for concept design and product realization. The laboratory environment is structured to digitally integrate the processes of design, simulation and manufacturing. The facility has been designed to take care of professional course requirements of students and to provide infrastructural facilities for sponsored research and industrial consultancy.

Facilities

  • CNC Vertical Milling Center
  • CNC Turning Center
  • Abrasive Water Jet Machining Center
  • Laser Engraving & Cutting Machine
  • Rapid Prototyping Machine