Science Automobile Aerodynamics, Renewable Energy and Addictive Manufacturing.

Science by
all measures has made a huge impact on my life. The ability to involve science
in determining the solution to a problem has always fascinated me since
childhood. Hence, I opted for science stream and completed my higher secondary
examination securing 89.4%. During my higher secondary. I developed a passion
towards Mathematics and Physics, the concepts and their application requiring
creative thinking and problem-solving skills. This was the turning point of my
life, I decided that machines and their mechanisms would always draw my
interest and was my passion. Under graduation in Mechanical Engineering was the
way forward and hence I secured a seat in this discipline in Vellore Institute
of Technology. During my undergraduate years I have acquired strong
fundamentals on basic engineering courses like Material Science, Materials and
Instrumental Techniques, Strength of Materials, Theory of Machines, CAD/CAM,
Automobile Aerodynamics, Renewable Energy and Addictive Manufacturing.

 

Material
Sciences captivated my interest during my Undergraduate study. This fascination
led me to work on a mini project ‘Design and Analysis of Brake Pedal’ with two
of my friends. We worked on comparing the stress and deflection of different
cross-sections involving materials namely Steel, Aluminium and Poly Amide Glass
fibre (PA66 30%GF). The I-Cross section gave better results compared to the
other cross-sections and hence it was used in constructing Brake pedal. The Usage
of polymeric composite in brake pedal gave better results in terms of minimal
stress, weight and optimum deflection but reduced its application owing to its
higher price when compared to the others. This project was well appreciated by
the management and we received a certificate for securing 100% marks. It was
during this phase little did I know that I would find my niche in material
sciences.

 

Due to my
increasing inquisitiveness on materials I started to work with Dr Devendranath
Ramkumar, Professor Head of the department Manufacturing, Vellore Institute
Technology for my final year project. The project was carried out acknowledging
the Industrial problems occurring at high temperatures applications such as
cracking in hot water piping and occurrence of corrosion at weld interface etc.
A detailed research on ‘Effect of fillers on Ti-stabilized stainless steel’ was
performed. Titanium stabilized austenitic stainless steel AISI321 is used as
the parent metal due to its high resistance to Intragranular corrosion and
increased creep strength attributable to the formation of Titanium carbide at
high temperatures. Pulsed current gas tungsten arc welding was performed
employing two niobium added fillers ER347, ERNiCRMo-3 and a molybdenum added
filler ERNiCrMo-4. Due to its advantages pulsed current GTAW was employed over
the convention GTA welding. The results recommended the usage of a Niobium free
filler ERNiCrMo-4 for high temperature applications due to its better
mechanical properties and absence of secondary phases. It is aimed to be
published as a Journal Paper and is currently under review. Working on a
research paper has given me an insight on how much of an impact I had on an
industrial level. It has given me opportunities to come up with my own ideas
and its validation through experiments. I felt elated when I came out with a
successful outcome and that was the driving factor for my decision to pursue my
Post Graduation in a completely research oriented environment

 

During my
undergraduate years I have developed immense liking for Artificial neutral
networks. I’m currently working on a project regarding the back propagation of
artificial neutral networks under Dr N Subba Reddy, Associate Professor,
Department of metallic and materials engineering Gyeongsang National
University, South Korea. The project is ‘Calculation of minimum spouting
velocity using Back propagation of Artificial neutral networks’. As there are
scarce studies, the idea of involving the usage of Artificial neutral networks
in materials and composites fascinates me to work on this inkling.

 

I have undergone a short implant training in Alstom Rolling
stock, Sri City. The purpose of was to understand very fine details of
production and manufacturing of Metro Trains. It was also aimed at exposing
myself to the process of various production techniques. I was put in charge of
various stations and It has led me to understand the importance of the materials
and welding techniques employed and its usage in transportation and their cost-factors.
During my internship I have come across issues regarding rusting of unused
parts such as brackets, nails etc I have given my suggestions which was received
well and was implemented by the management. Safety and 5S being the primary
concerns led me to develop Foot prints involving cad drawings of various
stations.

 

Cranfield University has always pioneered the research in my
fields of interest. Being a prospective student for new challenging ideas, I
believe that an opportunity for higher education in Cranfield would be a unique
fortuity to test and prove my ability and to enrich and broaden my keen with
transition to a new setting. I strongly feel that Master of science in
Aerospace Materials can provide me an opportunity to come up with superior ideas
and implement them and aspire my dreams. Courses in Aerospace materials have enthralled
me and I believe I will be an asset to your university as it is to me. I am
fully aware of the fact that pursuing this course requires a high level of
intelligence, dedication and immense sacrifice. I am confident that I have the
capability to contribute positively towards your esteemed University and with
great hope, I eagerly wait for your benevolent act of accepting me into your
fold and granting me an admission in my desired course.

 

 

BACK TO TOP