Associate Professor Ramesh Kuppuswamy

IEEE 10th International Conference on Mechanical and Intelligent Manufacturing Technologies - Feb 15 - 17, Cape Town South Africa

Research Area

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Micro/Nano Manufacturing
  • Advanced Machine Design

Research Interest

Dr. Ramesh's research is mainly on Advanced Manufacturing particularly on the material removal processes and machine design. His process and product innovations centered on manufacturing: complex profiles, ultra high precision, new materials, miniaturization, ecological friendly and productivity. In the past he has done several industrial research projects on high speed grinding, high efficiency deep grinding, electro-discharge grinding, profile grinding, ecological grinding, micro machining, ultra precision machining, tooling design, condition monitoring and grinding wheel preparation. His field of interest is in machine design related to precision manufacturing. His name did appear in Marquist Who's Who book of World 2009 and he is a international reviewer for the Journals:

Teaching

  • MEC4055Z - Design III
  • MEC4101C - Advanced Manufacturing and Nano-Technology

Research Projects

  • Burr minimization in drilled holes through drill geometry optimization
  • Eco-Friendly Linear module through hydrostatic bearing configuration
  • Development of pulsed power supply for Micro-EDM
  • Prediction of bearing failure through development of intelligent maintenance system
  • Spindle design for PLC controlled Micro-lathe
  • Micro-grinding of PCD insert chamfer using a precision depth setting device

Design Projects

  • Design of Energy Efficient Vertical Machining Centre
  • Design of SCARA ROBOT for multitasking

Students

Recent Research Publications - Journal & Conference Publications

Journal Papers

  • Ramesh, K., Yeo, S.H., Gowri, S and Zhou, L (2001) "Experimental Evaluation of Super High Speed Grinding of Advanced Ceramics", The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 17(2), pp.87-92.
  • Ramesh, K., Yeo, S.H., Zhong, Z.W and Chua, S.K (2000) "Coolant Shoe Development for High Efficiency Grinding", Journal of Material Processing Technology, 114(200), pp.240-245.
  • Ramesh, K., Yeo, S.H., and Zhong, Z.W., (2003) "Towards Ecological Grinding Using Chilled Air as Coolant", Journal of Engineering Manufacture, proceedings Part B, 217(3), pp.409-419.
  • L Yin., E Y J Vancoille and K Ramesh (2002) "High Precision Low Damage Grinding of Polycrystalline SiC", Key Engineering Materials, 238(239), pp.59-65.
  • Ramesh K and Huang H (2003) "The Effects of Grinding Wheel Speed on Burr Creation and Surface Quality", Journal of Metal Finishing, 101(7-8), pp57-61.
  • Ramesh K and Huang H (2004) "Surface Waviness Controlled Grinding of Thin Mold Inserts", Journal of Materials and Manufacturing Process, 19(2), pp341-354.
  • Zhong, Z.W., Ramesh, K and Yeo, S.H (2001) "Grinding of Nickel Based Super alloys and Advanced Ceramics", Journal of Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 16(2), pp.195-208.
  • L Yin., E Y J Vancoille and K Ramesh (2003) "High Quality Grinding of Polycrystalline SiC Spherical Surfaces", Wear, 256(1-2), pp.197-207.
  • K. Ramesh, H. Huang, and L. Yin (2004) "Analytical and Experimental Investigation of Coolant Velocity in High Speed Grinding", International Journal of Machine Tool Manufacture, 44(10),1069-1076
  • Yin L., Huang H., Ramesh K (2005) "High speed versus conventional grinding in high removal rate machining of alumina and alumina-titania", International Journal of Machine Tool Manufacture, 45(issue 6/7).
  • K Ramesh, H Huang "Use of Wheel Speed Parameter to Inhibit Surface Cracks Generation in Grinding Wear Resistant Fillers", International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Article in press, Reference No: AMT2209
  • Ramesh, K., Yeo, S.H., Zhong, Z.W and Yui, A (2001) "Development of Oil-Air Mist Lubrication System in Ultra High Speed Grinding Spindle", International Journal for Manufacturing Science and Technology, 2(2), pp.95-100.
  • Ramesh, K., Yeo, S.H., Zhong, Z.W and Yui, A (2002)"Ultra High Speed Behavior of Rolling Element upon Using Oil Air Mist Lubrication", Journal of Material Processing Technology, 127(2), pp.191-198.
  • Yeo, S.H., Ramesh, K. and Zhong, Z.W., (2002) "Ultra High Speed Grinding Spindle Characteristics Upon Using Oil-Air Mist Lubrication", International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture. 42(7), pp.815-823.
  • Ling Y, K Ramesh, Stephen W, Xiang D L, Han H, Yu C L (2004) "Abrasive Flow Polishing of Micro Bores", Materials & Manufacturing Processes, 19, No. 2, 2004.
  • Ramesh, Huang, Yin and Zhao (2004)"Micro-grinding of Deep Micro Grooves with High Table Reversal Speed", The International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, 44(2004), pp.39-49.
  • Ling Yin, J P Pickering, K Ramesh, H Huang, A Spowage, E Y Z Vancoille, "Planar Nano Grinding of a Fine grained WC-Co Composite for Optical Surface Finish", International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Ling Yin, , E Y Z Vancoille, K Ramesh, H Huang, (2004)"Surface Characterization of 6H-SiC (0001) Substrates in Indentation and Abrasive Machining", International Journal of Machine Tool Manufacture, 44(6), pp.607-615.
  • Ling Yin, A Spowage, K Ramesh, H Huang, J P Pickering,, E Y Z Vancoille, (2004)"Influence of Microstructure on Ultra Precision Grinding of Cemented Carbides", International Journal of Machine Tool Manufacture, 44(5), 533-543.
  • Ling Yin, , E Y Z Vancoille, K Ramesh, H Huang, , J P Pickering A Spowage, (2004) "Ultra Precision Grinding of Tungsten Carbide for Spherical Mirrors", Proceedings of the I MECH E Part B Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 218, pp.419- 429
  • K. Ramesh, S C Veldhuis, A Yui, WG Lewis, (2005) "Redefining the Diamond Cutting Edge: A Technique that Complements Nano-metric Surface Generation", Journal of Materials and Manufacturing Process, 24-461, Issue 5/ 6
  • K. Ramesh, W G Lewis (2005) "Nanotechnology Advances around the World and its relevance to the CARICOM region" The West Indian Journal of Engineering, 28(1), pp.24-35.
  • K. Ramesh, W G Lewis, L Yin, F F Zhou (2006), "Linear Grinding of Micro-bores using Diamond adhered Wire", "Materials and Manufacturing Process"
  • K. Ramesh, W G Lewis+, A Yui, H Huang (2005), "Enhancing Truing Ratio and Dressing Performance of High Speed Vitrified CBN wheels using Speed Reversal", Grinding & Abrasives Magazine, Aug/Sep'05

Conferences

  • Zhou, L., Ramesh, K and Goh, K.L (1997) "High Speed Grinding of Aerospace Components", International Conference on Precision Engineering, Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C, (1) pp.321-326.
  • Ramesh, K., Zhou, L., and Yeo S H (1997) "Evaluation of Super-abrasives in Grinding of Aerospace Seals", 9th International Precision Engineering Seminar, Germany.
  • Ramesh, K., (1998) "Experimental Investigation and Analysis of Wheel Expansion in Ultras High Speed Grinding", The 8th International Manufacturing Conference, Singapore
  • Gowri, S., Ngoi, B.K.A., Ramesh, K., and Yeo, S.H (1999) "Study on Acoustic Emission during High Speed Grinding and Ultra Precision Grinding of Advanced Ceramics", International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Tennessee, USA.
  • Zhong, Z.W., Ramesh, K., and Yeo, S.H., (2000) "Surface Finish of Precision Machined Super Alloys and Advanced Ceramics", The International Conference on Precision Engineering, 21-23 March 2000, Singapore, pp.632-637.
  • Yeo,S.H., Ramesh K., and Zhong, Z.W., (2001) "Ultra High Speed Grinding Process Characterization Upon Applying Oil-Air Mist Lubricated Spindle Unit", Third International Conference on Metal Cutting and High Speed Machining , June 27-29, 2001, Metz (France).
  • LC Lee, FZ Fang, H Huang, S Kanno, XD Liu, TA Mai and K Ramesh (2003) "Addressing the ubiquitous burrs", Conference on Precision Surface Finish and Deburring Technology, Australia
  • K Ramesh, S Gowri, Zhong ZW, Nanometric (2003) "Surface Generation with Ultrasonic Assistance", Conference on Precision Engineering, Bangalore, India, 19-20th Dec'03
  • K Ramesh, H Huang, L Yin & J Zhao (2004), "Micro-grinding of Mold Insert for Manufacture of Micro-Mechanical Cantilever Sensor", IMTS 2004 Manufacturing Conference, Session: Micro Machining Technologies, Chicago, 8th to 10th Sep,2004.
  • J. Zhao, V. Samper, K. Ramesh, G. Chen, and J. M. S. Yong, (2004) "Micro Molding of Polymer Cantilevers for Sensor Applications", The Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2004 (ANTEC 2004), Chicago, USA, 17 - 20 May 2004, pp. 762 - 766
  • K. Ramesh, W G Lewis, J Zhao (2004), "Manufacturing Challenges Associated with Cantilever Nose Sensor Elements", Second Biennial Conference, Caribbean Academy of Sciences, Trinidad, West Indies, Oct 11th to 14th 2004.
  • Butler D.L., S.C Chan, K. Ramesh, H. Huang, "CBN Grinding of Inconel- A Topographic Approach to Process Characterization", ICoPE 2003/04, Singapore, March 2004
  • Thoe. T. B., Yin. L, Ramesh. K., Spowage. A. C., & Kanno. S., (2004) Burr Minimization Using Abrasive Assisted Ultrasonic Deburring Techniques. The International Conference on Precision Engineering (ICoPE2004)
  • K. Ramesh, Roger Heng, Jonathan Ho, Adrian Kang (2006) "Tool Life Enhancement through Nano Composite coating on the Residual stress controlled cutting faces" 22nd AIMTDR and 1st International Conference, IIT, Roorkee, India (selected to publish in the International Journal of Manufacturing Technology & Management)

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