Mechanical Engineering Phd Research Ideas

1.Mode Transformation in Carbon Nanotubes 2. The Modeling and Practice of Multiple Track Laser Direct Metal Deposition (LDMD) 3. Breast Implant Surface Development 4. Vibration Diagnosis of Blades of Rotating Machines 5. Optical Engineering 6. The Design and Evaluation of Variable Fuel-Placement Airblast Atomizers 7. Design of a 5-axis micromachining centre 8. Carbon Dioxide Storage 9. An Investigation of Heat Partition in High Speed Machining Using Uncoated and Coated Tools 10. Numerical Simulation of Laser Direct Metal Deposition Flow Processes 11. Three-Dimensional Imaging for Atomisation & Sprays 12. New Materials and Processes for Micro- and Nano-Devices 13. Optimisation of Low Concentrating Line-axis Dielectric Photovoltaic Concentrator 14. Large Eddy Simulation of Buoyant Flows 15. Size Effect in Micro-Mechanical Machining 16. An Investigation of Tool Chip Contact Length and Phenomena in High Speed Turning Using Uncoated and Coated Tools 17. Modelling of Mass Addition for Laser Direct Deposition 18. An Investigation into the Use of the Ilizarov Frame for the Correction of congenital Talipes Equinovarus (clubfoot) 19. A Methodology for Modelling Fluid-Structure Interaction Applied to Turbine Fan Blades 20. An Extendible Computer-Aided Process Planning System for Turn - Milled Components 21. Microfluidic lab-on-chip device based on acoustic wave technology 22. Microdeivces based on shape memory alloys and polymers for biological applications 23. Speed Based Fault Detection for Large Diesel Engine Applications 24. Reliability of an Utility Plant 25. Spray Modelling Without Droplet Size Segregation 26. Fabrication of Cu-H13 Tool Steel Parts Using Selective Laser Melting (SLM) Technique 27. Creep Lifetime Predictions of Welded Structures Using Parallel Processing Algorithms 28. A Novel Model to Aid Femoral Derotational Osteotomy Surgery 29. Photovoltaics and Solar Energy: Renewable-energy Powered Desalination Systems 30. Heat transfer in magnetic liquids. 31. Inspection of Micro-Scale Components Using Reverse Engineering Techniques 32. Performance Improvement of MEMs Sensor in Vibration Based Diagnosis 33. Laser Cleaning of Micro-Slots and Cracks Reference: http://seminarprojects.com/Thread-mechanical-engineering-phd-researchideas#ixzz1v0YeQSOs

1.Energy Technology, Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics 2. Modelling of Cutting Forces in High Speed Ball-end Milling 3. An Efficient Solution for Scheduling Preventive Maintenance Tasks of Cogeneration Plants Using Integer Programming and Simulation 4. Structural Heath Monitoring 5. Modelling Surface Waves Using The Hypersingular Boundary Element Method 6. Oscillating vapour bubbles and heat transfer 7. Surfaces, Materials and Monitoring 8. Spray Modelling 9. Modular Design Principles for Bespoke Mechatronic Control Systems 10. Optimisation of Laser Forming Process for Tube/Sheet Bending 11. A Study of Intelligent Pulsating Blankholder Technology for Deep Drawing 12. Fibre Laser Cutting of Stents 13. Single Molecule Detection using Micro and Nano Systems 14. Crack-Free Laser Cutting of Thick-Section Ceramic Materials 15. Manufacture of Advanced Carbon Fibre Composites by Resin Transfer Moulding of Preforms 16. Fast Track Design and Reliability of Total Care Systems 17. Design, Manufacture and Robotics 18. Development of Smart Ankle-Foot-Orthosis 19. The Effect of Particulate Geometry and Quality on Direct Laser Deposition 20. Dynamic Behaviour of Cellular Solids 21. Force Modelling in High Speed Ball End Milling 22. Statistical process control of thermal spray coatings using acoustic emission 23. Nanocomposite material and coating design for micro-sensor and microacturator applications 24. Modelling Of Laser Cutting Striation Formation 25. Compressor fault detection and management 26. Thermal Transport Modelling of Woven Ceramic Matrix Composites 27. Experimental & Finite Element Modelling of High Speed Machining Process: Establishing Integrity of Model Inputs 28. BioMEMS and Nanotechnology 29. The Laser Cleaning of Aerospace Titanium Alloys for Joining 30. Laser Drilling Of Cooling Holes for Aeroengine Components 31. Investigation of lubrication and wear in engines using acoustic emission 32. Integrated Information Systems to Support Quality Management 33. Investigation on the Mechanisms of the Strain Growth Phenomenon in Containment Vessels Subjected to Internal Blast Loading 34. The Use of Parameter Identification Methods for the Condition Monitoring of Electric Motor Drives 35. The Computation Three-Dimensional, Time-Dependent Flows in Rotating Cavities, using High-Reynolds-number Models of Turbulence 36. Development of a New, Multiple Pulsed Percussion Laser Drilling Mathematical Model 37. Investigation of Osteoporosis in the Biomechanical Performance of the Dynamic Distraction Frame 38. BioMEMS for Cell Studies

39. The Influence of the Osteoporosis in The Mechanical Behavior of Hip Replacements 40. Mechanical Behaviour of Rubber Toughened Polymers over a Wide Range Of Strain Rate and Temperature 41. Physics-based modelling for analysis and diagnostics 42. Reliability and Maintainability of High Speed Packaging 43. Effect of Vibration in Cancer Cells 44. Combined Wire and Powder Deposition in Direct Laser Metal Additive Manufacturing 45. Residual Stresses Induced with Thermal Spraying 46. Micro Milling of Hardened Tool Steel: Process Fundamentals & Extended Life Tool Coatings 47. High Speed Fibre Laser Cutting and Machining 48. Design Analysis & Synthesis of a Non-conventional Parallel Manipulator with Innovative Joints 49. A Study of Electro-Discharge Drilling using gas dieiectrics 50. Transport of Non-physical Variables for Multiphase-change & Solidification Modelling 51. Modelling and Analysis of Melt Pool Effects in Laser Cladding 52. Development of Smart Cloth 53. Combined Laser and Mechanical Micro-Drilling of Nickel-Base Super-Alloy 54. Dynamics of Long Rod Penetration 55. A Study of the Thermal Error in Turning Due to Cutting Tool Expansion 56. In-Process Electrochemical Discharge Dressing of Metal-Bonded Diamond Grinding Wheels 57. Statistical Experimental Analysis of a Two-Fluid Sprayer and Its Use to Develop the Number Size Distribution Moments Model of Sprays 58. Moulding of a fan blade composite material using various manufacturing processes 59. Crashworthiness of Sandwich Panels 60. Electrical Dressing of Grinding Wheels 61. Laser Cutting of Carbon Fibre Composite Materials 62. Design & Manufacture of Electromagnetically Unobtrusive Composite Radome Structures 63. Thermoacoustic Technologies for Energy and Building 64. Manufacturing Optimisation + Quality Improvement for Small Orifice Manufacture in Engine Components 65. Photodynamic Therapy on Keloids 66. Foam-Filled Corrugated Board Manufacture 67. The Effect of the Skin Tension on the Formation of Keloid Scars - PhD Student - Edna Suarez Pozos 68. Optimum Tool Paths for Two and Half Milled Components 69. Modelling & Failure Analysis of Ferritic Steel Used in Pressure Vessels & Piping Applications 70. Finite Element Analysis of Cutting Tool Boundary Effects in Dry High Speed Machining 71. Effect of Non-Conventional Beam Geometry in Laser Processing of Engineering Materials 72. Design Optimisation & Health Monitoring Techniques for Composite Structures 73. Laser Cutting of Material of Non-Uniform Thickness 74. Improved Modelling of Fires 75. The Effects of Rayleigh Waves on Improving the Surface Finish of Castings 76. Stratified Multi-Phase Flow Behaviour in Vertical and Horizontal Pipes 77. Local Impact Effects of Hard Projectiles on Concrete Targets

78. Turbulence Modelling for Free-Surface and Costal Flow Simulations 79. Laser Surface Texturing and Coating of Ti-6Al-4V for Improving Biocompatibility 80. Renewable Energy 81. Simulation of Human Model Reference: http://seminarprojects.com/Thread-mechanical-engineering-phd-thesistopics#ixzz1v0ZHb6cQ

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Rapid Manufacturing, Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM), Direct Metal Deposition Rapid Tooling for Injection Moulding Design Support Systems, CAD/CAM/CAE Bio-manufacturing

Current Research Projects
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Tool wear prediction model for sheet metal stamping in automotive manufacture (PhD) New composite materials for FDM based rapid tooling applications (PhD) Conformal cooling in rapid tooling for injection moulding application (PhD) Copper based bi-metallic tooling for high pressure die casting (PhD) Intelligent design support system for manufacturing of palletising machinery (RE) Design support system for sofa furniture manufacturing (MEng) Negative Thermal Expansion structures using Direct Metal Deposition (DMD) (PhD) Direct manufacturing of complex parts for industrial applications (PhD)

Engineering and Industrial Sciences
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Prof. Syed Masood Professor

Areas: Industrial Research Institute Swinburne Mechanical Engineering Advanced Manufacturing Technology Office: ATC815 Phone: +61 3 9214 8260 Fax: +61 3 9214 5050 E-Mail: smasood@swin.edu.au Campus: Hawthorn

Faculty of Engineering & Industrial Sciences (H38) Swinburne University of Technology PO Box 218 Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122 Australia

Qualifications
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PhD: University of Queensland, Brisbane MEng: University of New Brunswick, Canada PGDip(ProdEng): Indian Institute of Technology

BSc Eng Hons (Mech): Aligarh Muslim University, First Class Honors

Major Research Interests and Areas of Expertise
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Rapid Manufacturing, Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM), Direct Metal Deposition Rapid Tooling for Injection Moulding Design Support Systems, CAD/CAM/CAE Bio-manufacturing

Current Research Projects
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Tool wear prediction model for sheet metal stamping in automotive manufacture (PhD) New composite materials for FDM based rapid tooling applications (PhD) Conformal cooling in rapid tooling for injection moulding application (PhD) Copper based bi-metallic tooling for high pressure die casting (PhD) Intelligent design support system for manufacturing of palletising machinery (RE) Design support system for sofa furniture manufacturing (MEng) Negative Thermal Expansion structures using Direct Metal Deposition (DMD) (PhD) Direct manufacturing of complex parts for industrial applications (PhD)

Supervision of higher degree by research (HDR) (Current students)
Name Mostafa Nikzad Degree PhD Research Start Centre year IRIS Role Institution Swinburne

2006 Primary Supervisor

Esfandyar Kouhi

PhD

Faculty

2006 Associate Supervisor Swinburne

Mehdi Soodi

PhD

IRIS

2007 Primary Supervisor

Swinburne

Mohammad Khalid Imran

PhD

IRIS

2008 Primary Supervisor

Swinburne

Thanh Duoc (Duke) Phan

PhD

IRIS

2009 Primary Supervisor

Swinburne

Indah Widiastuti

PhD

IRIS

2010 Associate Supervisor Swinburne

Syed Haider Riza PhD IRIS 2011 Primary Supervisor Swinburne

Afshin Mohammadhosseini PhD IRIS 2011 Primary Supervisor Swinburne

Ajay Arora MEng Faculty 2012 Associate Supervisor Swinburne

Previously Supervised higher degree by research (HDR) students
Name Abul Saifullah Degree PhD Research Centre IRIS Status Role Institution Swinburne

Completed Primary Supervisor

Xuan Wang

PhD

IRIS

Completed Primary Supervisor

Swinburne

Topics for Prospective Ph.D Students - View ALL topics for Prof. Syed Masood
Material Characterisation and Meltflow Behaviour in Fused Deposition Modelling Rapid Prototyping This project involves an extensive study of mechanical and thermal properties of various FDM materials and an investigation of melt flow characteristics of the materials in the liquefier head to completely characterise the FDM process for developing new materials and new applications. Computer Modelling of Functionally Graded Materials for Direct Metal Deposition This project aims at investigating the fundamental issue of computer modelling of functionally graded

materials in a CAD environment with the objective of fabricating the modelled functionally graded objects on the direct metal deposition facility Swinburne. Tissue Engineering Applications using Direct Metal Deposition This research will focus on the application of Direct Metal Deposition (DMD) process for acquisition of porous structures for tissue engineering applications with in depth investigation on DMD process parameters, DMD materials, scaffolds characteristics and microfluid flow characteristics of human body system relevant to tissue engineering. Functionally Graded Porous Titanium Structures for Biomedical Applications Using Additive Manufacturing This project will involve a comprehensive investigation on fabrication and characterisation of porous Titanium parts with functionally graded structures and architectures for biomedical applications meeting the requirements of orthopaedic implants. Response Surface Methodology for Optimisation of Additive Manufacturing Processes Project will involve application of RSM (Response Surface Methodology) to a range of additive manufacturing processes where a large number of process parameters greatly affect the quality, accuracy and speed of manufactured parts. Titanium alloy scaffolds by laser sintering for biomedical applications This project is aimed at the development of a new class of titanium alloy scaffolds with bone mimicking properties (architecture and mechanical properties of cancellous bones).

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Plastic iron breaks the mould Lying on a benchtop in a laboratory is a human hand. Just 15cm away is the lower jaw of a human skull. It’s not until you see white filaments curling from what would be the fleshy side of the fingers that their synthetic nature becomes apparent.

Past Completed Projects (since 2000)
Prof Masood has supervised to completion 11 PhDs and 11 MEng by research students (as coordinating and associate supervisor), since 2000 under various Australian Research Council (ARC), Cooperative Research Centers (CRC) and Industry grants. He has also supervised over

90 MEng (AMT) course-work projects in Advanced Manufacturing Technology program at Swinburne. Some selected research projects are listed.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. An Intelligent Part Orientation System on Volumetric Error in Rapid Prototyping (PhD, 2000) Intelligent Spot Weld Control and Optimisation (PhD, 2001) Development of a Metal-Polymer Composite for Direct Rapid Tooling Using FDM (PhD, 2002) Development of ice particle production system for ice jet process (PhD, 2005) Modelling of job order cost estimation in flat plate processing, (PhD, 2000) Passive Mixing in Microchannels with Geometric Variations, (PhD, 2004) Development of composite materials from waste paper and plastics, (PhD, 2006) An intelligent computer aided engineering environment for design and production of blow moulded PET bottles, (PhD, 2009) Design and manufacturing of mechanical conveyor systems for Food Processing (MEng, 2001) Characterisation of blends of recycled HDPE and virgin polyolefins, (MEng, 2001) High quality recycled polyethylene to replace virgin resins for pipes, (MEng, 2002) An analysis of problem occurrence and resolution in the automotive industry, (MEng,2003) Accuracy improvement in investment casting of production parts, (MEng, 2004) A modelling of a continuous food pressing process, (MEng, 2001) Automated identification and sorting in recycling post-consumer plastic bottles, (MEng, 2002) Laser assisted machining of hard to wear materials for mineral processing, (MEng, 2006)

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