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Dr. K. A. Sundararaman

Overview

Dr. K. A. Sundararaman, is working as Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at SSM Institute of Engineering and Technology, Dindigul, from 01.07.2011. He has 16 Years of Teaching Experience in various colleges in various designations. He received his PhD in the title of “Modeling and Optimization of Machining Fixture Layout using FEM, RSM and Evolutionary Techniques” from Anna University Chennai. His research interests are in Computer aided fixture layout design, Scheduling in Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Vehicle routing and Optimization techniques, etc., He published 7 technical papers in the refereed international journals and 6 papers in the national and international conferences. He scored 83.7 (Percentile) in GATE-2002, Conducted by IISc, Bangalore, India.

 Contact:  arunsunder@rediffmail.com    Mobile: 9894913262

Education

  • Pursuing PhD (Mechanical Engineering), Anna University, Chennai.
  • E. (Industrial Engineering), Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, 2005.
  • Scored 83.7 (Percentile) in GATE-2002, Conducted by IISc, Bangalore, India
  • E (Mechanical Engineering), RVS College of Engineering and Technology, Dindigul, 1998

Thesis /Projects Details

  1. Title of the thesis at Doctoral level: Modeling and Optimization of Machining Fixture Layout using FEM, RSM and Evolutionary Techniques.
  2. Title of the thesis at Master’s level : Optimization of vehicle routing problem with critical time
  3. Title of the thesis at UG level : Design, fabrication and testing of water wall panels

Experience

  • Worked as a Associate Professor in SSM Institute of Engineering and Technology, Dindigul,Tamilnadu India from 01.12.2015 to Till date.
  • Worked as a Assistant Professor in SSM Institute of Engineering and Technology, Dindigul,Tamilnadu India from 01.07.2011 to 30.11.2015.
  • Worked as a Senior Lecturer in RVS College of Engineering and Technology, Dindigul, Tamilnadu India from 01.01.2011 to 31.05.2011.
  • Worked as a Lecturer in RVS College of Engineering and Technology, Dindigul, Tamilnadu India from 10.10.2005 to 31.12.2010.
  • Worked as a Lecturer in Dindigul College of Engineering Technology, Dindigul (An AMIE Institution), Tamilnadu, India from 10.10.2005 to 31.12.2010.

 Certification

  • Participation in the Applied Statistical Contest organized by Complutense University of Madrid with the manuscript 2014, ‘Modeling of maximum workpiece deformation in end milling using multiple regression analysis’
  • Certification in “Manufacturing Process Technology – II” organized by National Program Technical Education at Indian Institute of Technology, India.
  • Certification in “Refrigeration and Air-conditioning” organized by National Program Technical Education at Indian Institute of Technology, India.

Publications

Below is a list of my publications. Copyright and all rights therein are retained by authors or by other copyright holders.

International Journals:

  • Sabareeswaran, M, Padmanaban, KP & Sundararaman, KA 2017, ‘Comparison of evolutionary techniques for the optimization of machining fixture layout under dynamic conditions’, Proc I Mech E Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, doi: 10.1177/0954406217718219, (Annexure – 1, Sl.No:9223, Impact factor – 1.015).
  • Sundararaman, K. A., P. Padmanaban, M. Sabareeswaran, and S. Guharaja. “An integrated finite element method, response surface methodology, and evolutionary techniques for modeling and optimization of machining fixture layout for 3D hollow workpiece geometry.” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science 231, no. 23 (2017): 4344-4359. (Annexure –1, Sl.No:7087, Impact factor – 0.560).
  • Sundararaman, KA, Padmanaban, KP & Sabareeswaran, M, 2015, ‘Optimization of machining fixture layout using integrated response surface methodology and evolutionary techniques’, Proc IMechE Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, doi: 10.1177/0954406215592920 (Annexure–1, Sl.No:7087, Impact factor – 0.560),vol. 230, no.13, pp. 2245–2259.
  • Sundararaman, KA, Guharaja, S, Padmanaban, KP & Sabareeswaran, M 2014, ‘Design and optimization of machining fixture layout for end-milling operation’, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology,(Annexure–1, Sl.No:3765, Impact factor – 1.458),vol. 73, no. 5-8, pp. 669-679.
  • Sabareeswaran, M, Padmanaban, KP & Sundararaman, KA 2014, ‘FEM-based vibration control in end milling using fixture layout’, International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials, vol.15, no. 3, pp. 201-211. (Annexure -2, Sl.No:8365).
  • Saravanan, M., and A. Sundararaman. “Ant colony optimisation based heuristic for one-sided time constraint vehicle routing problem.” International Journal of Services, Economics and Management 2, no. 3-4 (2010): 332-349.
  • Saravanan, M., and A. Sundararaman. “Metaheuristic Approaches for Vehicle Routing Problems.” International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management (IJISSCM) 6, no. 2 (2013): 17-32.

National/International Conferences:

  • Sundararaman K.A, “Optimization of Machining Fixture Layout Using Integrated Taguchi, Multiple Regression and Genetic Algorithm”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Design & Manufacturing(ICAD&M 2014) organized by Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering, NIT, Trichy, Tamilnadu, India.
  • Sundararaman K.A, “FEM based vibration control of milling operation using fixture layout”, International Conference on Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (INCAMA 2013) organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kalasalingam University, Krishnankoil, Tamilnadu, India.
  • Sundararaman K.A, “Dynamic analysis and optimization of machining fixture layout”, International Conference on Interdisciplinary Engineering and Sustainable Management Sciences (ICIESMS 2013) organized by Vickram College of Engineering, Enathi, Tamilnadu, India.
  • Sundararaman K.A, “Ant Colony Algorithm for solving the FMS scheduling problems”, International Conference on Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (ICOREM-2009) organized by International Conference at Anna University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu, India.
  • Sundararaman K.A, “Comparison of meta heuristic approaches for vehicle routing problems”, International Conference on Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (SCMIS-2008) organized by International Conference on Supply Chain Management and Information Systems at National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli., Tamilnadu, India.
  • Sundararaman K.A, “Comparison of meta heuristic approaches for vehicle routing problems”, International Conference on Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (AIMS-2008) organized by National Conference at Kumara guru College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India.

FDP’s & Workshop Attended:

 

Sl. No Name of the Programme and organizer Duration
From To
1.        Recent Trends in Supply chain Management, NIT , Trichy 26.05.2006 27.05.2006
2.        Swarm Intelligence Kongu CET, Erode 19.12.2007 20.12.2007
3.        Optimization Techniques for Engineering Applications, VCET, Madurai 05.04.2008 05.04.2008
4.        Recent Trends in Optimization  Techniques for Advanced Manufacturing Systems, RVSCET 16.06.2008 20.06.2008
5.        Logistics and Supply Chain Management, CIT, Coimbatore 08.08.2008 08.08.2008
6.        Sig Sigma for productivity improvement and customer satisfaction, SACS M.A.V.M.M Engineering College, Madurai 22.08.2009 22.08.2009
7.        Application Of Intelligent Optimization Techniques Using Matlab 7.0, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam 07.01.2011 08.01.2011
8.        One Week workshop on “Engineering Mechanics”  03.12.2014 10.12.2014
9.        One day FDP on ” Design of Experiments” at SSMIET  12.02.2016
10.    One day workshop on “Solving Mechanical Engineering Problems using MATLAB” at SSMIET 24.09.2016
11.    One day workshop on “Intelletual Property Rights and Innovations” Organized by IPR Cell, at SSMIET 23.11.2017
12.    Machine learning techniques for manufacturing optimization 14.12.2017 20.12.2017
13.    One day workshop on “Advanced Machining Process” at SSMIET 05.01.2018
14.    Yoga for holistic life course 18.05.2018 20.05.2018

Others

Memberships

  • Membership (Membership ID – 118528) in International Association of Engineers.
  • Quarterly Franklin Membership(Membership ID#BA37102) in London Journal of Engineering Research (LJER)

Reviewer for Journals:

  • Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, SAGE Journals.
  • Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, SAGE Journals.
  • International Journal of Ambient Energy
  • Advances in Mechanical Engineering, SAGE Journals.

 Research Supervisor Recognition

  • Anna University, Chennai.