This research laboratory is concerned with the analysis, design and synthesis of automotive and mechanical transmission systems for reducing noise, shock and vibration; development of inter-relationships between dynamic forces and motions in rigid or elastic machine elements; study of complex acoustic sources and transmission paths; techniques for passive and active noise control; and digital signal processing for sound quality, system identification, and diagnostics. Since most mechanical systems exhibit significant nonlinearities associated with clearance nonlinearities (such as backlash and multi-staged springs), dry or sliding friction, finite amplitudes, etc., nonlinear dynamic studies are emphasized. Refer to the journal publications where over 240+ articles have been posted; these provide specific information on the knowledge generated.



Focus of Research and Graduate Education

  • Machine dynamics, acoustics and vibrations
  • Non-linear dynamics and signal processing


Key Application Areas

  • Automotive noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) control
  • Geared system dynamics and acoustics (automotive and rotorcraft systems)

Reserach Internship for Young Academics (RIYA) Program

  • Designed to facilitate cutting-edge reserach experiences for undergraduate mechanical engineering students from top institutes in India
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