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R & D Groups

The 'Advanced Design and Analysis Group (ADAG)’ at CSIR-CMERI is involved in the areas of Design and Analysis that integrate science  to the understanding of mechanical systems and the design process, including the development of applications meeting industrial, societal and strategic needs.

The capabilities and experience of the group is in design and analysis that include but are not limited to: Technologies related to Accelerator Physics, Aerospace, Automotive, Biomechanics, Special Purpose Machines, Manufacturing, Chemical and Renewable Energy. The group has extensive experience in a wide range of industrial and research projects and has worked with several academic and industrial partners to deliver successful results as per the mission and mandate of the Laboratory.

The research areas are highlighted in the following domains.

  1. Design of Mechanical Systems and Components
  2. Farm Automation and Mechanization
  3. Kinematic Analysis and Synthesis of Mechanisms
  4. Dynamics of Mechanical Systems
  5. Finite Element Analysis
    1. Nonlinear Transient  Phenomenon
    2. Coupled Field Problems
    3. Shock wave propagation
    4. Fluid-Structure Interaction
    5. Vibration and Eigen Value Problems
    6. Impact, Plasticity and Failure Analysis
  6. Computational Fluid Dynamics
    1. Multiphase Flow
    2. Reactive Flow
    3. Vorticity Dynamics
    4. Coupled Field Analysis
Activities:

The Group has the following recent activities:

  • Design Of Beam Stoppers For Super-FRS In FAIR (Facility for Anti-Proton and Ion Research) Project at GSI, Darmstadt, Germany.
  • Design And Development Of  Force Reflecting System (FRS) For Human Grasping Action
  • Mathematical Modelling And Numerical Simulation Of Underground Coal Gasification Process
  • Numerical Modelling Of Multiphase Flow, Solid-Liquid Phase Transformation, Reactive Flow And Bluff Body Flows
  • Design And Development Of Farm Tractor and Mechanized Implements
  • Battery Thermal Management Through Use Of PCM Based Materials

Division Head

  • Dr. Avik ChatterjeePhD (Engg)

    Senior Principal Scientist

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    Qualification: PhD (Engg)

    Specialisation: Design And Manufacturing, CAD/CAE, Multibody Dynamics, Computer Graphics

    Phone: +91-343-6510257

    Email: avik[at]cmeri[dot]res[dot]in

Scientists

  • Dr. Dipankar ChatterjeePhD (Engg)

    Principal Scientist

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    Qualification: PhD (Engg)

    Specialisation: Thermal-Fluid Science

    Phone: +91-343-6510455

    Email: d_chatterjee[at]cmeri[dot]res[dot]in

  • Dr. Palash Kumar MajiPhD (Engg)

    Principal Scientist

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    Qualification: PhD (Engg)

    Specialisation: Design of Mechanical System

    Phone: +91-343-6452077

    Email: palash[at]cmeri[dot]res[dot]in

  • Mr. Abhijit MahapatraM.Tech.

    Senior Scientist

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    Qualification: M.Tech.

    Specialisation: Design

    Phone: +91-343-6452053

    Email: a_mahapatra[at]cmeri[dot]res[dot]in

  • Mr. Amit KumarPhD (Wave modeling, ongoing), M.Tech (Engineering Mechanics), B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering)

    Scientist

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    Qualification: PhD (Wave modeling, ongoing), M.Tech (Engineering Mechanics), B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering)

    Specialisation: Computational solid mechanics

    Phone: +91-343-6510307

    Email: amitkmrj[at]cmeri[dot]res[dot]in

  • Dr. Bittagopal MondalPhD in Mechanical Engineering

    Scientist

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    Qualification: PhD in Mechanical Engineering

    Specialisation: Thermal-Fluid Sciences

    Phone: +91-343-6510418

    Email: b_mondal[at]cmeri[dot]res[dot]in

Technical Staffs

  • Design and Development of 3.2m Radio Frequency Quadruple LINAC

    The high energy Radioactive Ion Beam (RIB) play an important role in R&D in the field of Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Astrophysics, Material Science, Biology and Medical Science. The technology needed for developing RIB facility is extremely complex and it requires extensive R&D in the field...

    Project Date: 14/07/2016

    Project Type: Plan Project

  • Designing of Beam stoppers for super FRS in FAIR Project

    A large international accelerator facility – the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR) - is being built at GSI (Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung), Darmstadt (Hesse), Germany. FAIR is formed by an International treaty on 4th October 2010 with an investment proposal in the order...

    Project Date: 01/09/2014 to 28/02/2017

    Project Type: Business Project

  • Development of assembly line for 12 HP Krishishakti tractor

    Krishishakti, 12 hp small tractor has been designed and developed at CSIR-CMERI, Durgapur and its technology was transferred to M/s Singha Components, Howrah. The licensee, after receiving the CMVR certificate from  CFMTTI, Budni planned for production of this tractor. Accordingly, the licensee...

    Project Date: 03/01/2017

    Project Type: Plan Project

  • Development of Underground Coal Gasification (UGC) technology in India (CoalGasUrja)

    Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) refers to the in-situ gasification of coal. It is accomplished by first establishing two vertical boreholes – the injection well and the production well. Next, the two wells are horizontally linked within the coal seam using specialized techniques such as...

    Project Date: 23/09/2016

    Project Type: Plan Project

  • Feasibility study of graphene based PCM cooling for battery thermal management system

    Thermal issues associated with the batteries are of great concern as cell temperature significantly affects the performance, life, and safety of batteries. Thermal behaviour is often characterized by an increase in performance and a decrease in life and safety as temperature increases beyond the...

    Project Date: 01/09/2016 to 31/08/2017

    Project Type: Plan Project

  • Force reflecting system with motion sensing for evaluation of human gasping action

    A hand exoskeleton, currently comprising four fingers has been designed and developed in the lab. The linkage mechanism of each finger consists of 16 linkages and is designed to have 3 degrees of freedom (dof) while actuation is provided to only dof, thus consisting two redundant dof. The...

    Project Date: 04/01/2011

    Project Type: Plan Project

Contribution to the Design and Development of First successfully tested indigenous RFQ LINAC at Variable Energy Cyclotron Center (VECC), Dept. of Atomic Energy under Collaborative Research Programme with VECC(DAE), Kolkata. The system was 2nd in ASIA after Japan and with successful testing INDIA JOINS THE ELITE CLUB OF 6 NATIONS.

Organization Name Address Country
Bose Institute Bose Institute (Bose Institute-Indo FAIR Co-ordination Centre), P 1/12, Kolkata-54 IN IND
Coal India Limited Coal Bhawan, Premise No-04 MAR, Plot No-AF-III,Action Area-1A, Newtown,Rajarhat,Kolkata-700156 IN IND
Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP) Durgapur, Bardhaman, West Bengal 713203 IN IND
GIS GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH Planckstraße 1 64291 Darmstadt DE DEU
Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre 1/AF, Bidhannagar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700064 IN IND