Professor Dr. B. V. A. Rao

Professor (Retd), I.I.T., Madras


Areas of Interest:

Mechanical Engineering

Specialization:

Machine Dynamics (Vibration & Noise Control), Tribology ( Bearings & Lubricants), Maintenance Engineering (Condition Monitoring & Diagnostics), Higher Education & Internationalisation

Consultancy Areas:

All the above areas mentioned

 

Sector Associated With:

Academia

Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Consultancy Firms, Private Agencies, Individuals

Major Professional Contributions:

Dynamic stress analysis for forged cast & welded rear axle differential tubes (1970).

Dynamic response of isolated phase bus ducts and insulators (1971).

Dynamic characteristic and analysis of stockbridge dampers (1971).

Measurement of forces on launching daggers for ship VC 169 "VISWA NAIK" (1971).

Development of hydraulic machine for different applications including Bio-response (1972).

Simulator design for satellites on spherical air bearings (1974).

Dynamic stress analysis on Head stocks on sugar mills (1974).

Wire spool unwinding equipment for missiles (1974).

Impact noise studies through stain measurement on reactor domes (1976).

Dynamic characteristic of indigenous machine tools (1976).

Effect of machinery and nose vibration on neighbourhood for a large Hotel complex (1976).

Dynamic and acoustic transmissibility test on rocket models, solar panels and antenna dishes (1977).

Failure analysis on an earth moving shovel (1981).

Dynamic studies on deep sea winches on ship "SAGAR KANYA" (1984).

Vibration monitoring studies on the drill ship "SAGAR PRABHAT" off Andamans (1986).

Seismic testing on polycone insulators (1986).

Environmental impact of aircraft vibration and noise for proposed Airport at Pondicherry through NEF Contours (1987).

Acoustical treatment and reverbration studies for a community hall (1987).

Vibration and noise measurement and analysis for 1.3 MW induction motor (1987).

Vibration and noise studies on Diesel Generating Sets and effect of foundation (1987).

Design of acoustical enclosures on pump motor sets (1987).

Condition Monitoring studies of various drill rigs (1987).

Environmental noise studies from an Exhaust fan for a textile mill (1987).

Refrigerator compressor vibration and noise studies (1988).

Vibration isolator design for a laster test set-up (1988).

Vibration and noise studies on domestic air conditioners, portable generator sets (1988).

Dynamic stress analysis for forged cast & welded rear axle differential tubes (1970).

Dynamic response of isolated phase bus ducts and insulators (1971).

Dynamic characteristic and analysis of stockbridge dampers (1971).

Measurement of forces on launching daggers for ship VC 169 "VISWA NAIK" (1971).

Development of hydraulic machine for different applications including Bio-response (1972).

Simulator design for satellites on spherical air bearings (1974).

Dynamic stress analysis on Head stocks on sugar mills (1974).

Wire spool unwinding equipment for missiles (1974).

Impact noise studies through stain measurement on reactor domes (1976).

Dynamic characteristic of indigenous machine tools (1976).

Effect of machinery and nose vibration on neighbourhood for a large Hotel complex (1976).

Dynamic and acoustic transmissibility test on rocket models, solar panels and antenna dishes (1977).

Failure analysis on an earth moving shovel (1981).

Dynamic studies on deep sea winches on ship "SAGAR KANYA" (1984).

Vibration monitoring studies on the drill ship "SAGAR PRABHAT" off Andamans (1986).

Seismic testing on polycone insulators (1986).

Environmental impact of aircraft vibration and noise for proposed Airport at Pondicherry through NEF Contours (1987).

Acoustical treatment and reverbration studies for a community hall (1987).

Vibration and noise measurement and analysis for 1.3 MW induction motor (1987).

Vibration and noise studies on Diesel Generating Sets and effect of foundation (1987).

Design of acoustical enclosures on pump motor sets (1987).

Condition Monitoring studies of various drill rigs (1987).

Environmental noise studies from an Exhaust fan for a textile mill (1987).

Refrigerator compressor vibration and noise studies (1988).

Vibration isolator design for a laster test set-up (1988).

Vibration and noise studies on domestic air conditioners, portable generator sets (1988).

Professional Experience:

  • May 2013 - Montessori Teacher Training & Technical Education.
  • Sept 2011 - April 2013 Emeritus Professor [Mechanical] & Advisor, Human Resources & International Relations, K. L. University, Vijayawada [A.P.].
  • July 2003 –August 2011 Director International Relations, Advisor to Chancellor & International Relations.
  • August 2001- June 2003 Pro-Chancellor (R&D), VIT University, Vellore.
  • May 2000 – July 2001 Director, Vellore Engineering College, Vellore (TN).
  • May 1998 – April 2000 Principal, Vellore Engineering College, Vellore (TN).
  • July 1993 – April 1998 Professor & Dean, Sir M. V. I. T., Bangalore.
  • May 1963 – June 1993 Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
  • Sept. 1961 – April 1963 Lecturer, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
  • Sept. 1958 – Aug. 1961 Dr. Ing, (PhD) Technical University, Dresden, Germany.
  • Sept. 1968 – Aug. 1969 Alexander Von Humboldt Fellow (AVH), University of Karlsruhe, Germany.
  • May 1978 – April 1979 Netherlands Govt. Fellowship, Technical University, Eindhoven, Holland.
  • May 1979 – Aug. 1979 AVH Fellow, Technical University, Berlin, Germany.
  • Aug. 1982 – July 1984 Senior Teaching Fellow, National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore.
  • May 1992 – Oct. 1992 AVH Fellow, Technical University, Hamburg-Harburg, Germany.

Keywords:

Bearings, Vibration. Acoustics, Maintenance, Higher Education

 

Contact Information

Office

#74, Hymamshu Vihar, 4th Main Road, 16th Cross, Malleswaram, Bangalore - 55
Phone: +918023340371, Fax -

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Education

  • PhD Mechanical Engineering–Technical University Dresden, 1961 (Dr. Ing).
  • Master of Engineering (M. E. Mech.)–Indian Institute of Science, 1958 (with Distinction).
  • Bachelor of Engineering (B. E. Mech.)–Bangalore University, 1956 (with First Class).
  • Bachelor of Science (PCM)–Bangalore University, 1952 (with Gold Medal).

 

Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • University Gold Medal in Mathematics – B. Sc. 1952.
  • Import Substitution Award by NRDC 1973.
  • Invention Promotion Award by NRDC 1978.
  • Best Paper Award by Institution of Engineer (India) 1987,1995.
  • Cultural Doctorate, World Univ. Arizona, USA 1987.
  • Fellowship of the Indian National Academy of Engineering 1988.
  • Citation & Honour by Tribology Society of India 1993.
  • Citation & Honour by Association for Machines and Mechanisms 1995.
  • Sir C. V. Raman Award for the best paper by Acoustical Society of India 1995.
  • Citation & Honour by Institution of Engineers (I), Ranipet Chapter 1998.
  • Prof. S. Bhagavantam Award by Acoustical Society of India 2001.
  • Silver Medal Award by Acoustical Foundation & Madras Chapter of the Acoustical Society of America 2002.
  • Prof. Stanley Ehrlich Gold Medal Award by the Acoustical Foundation & Madras Chapter of the Acoustical Society of America. 2004.
  • Engineering Design Award by the National Design Research Forum (NDRF) of the Institution of Engineers (India) 2004.
  • Eminent Engineer Award by The Institution of Engineers (India) Karnataka Chapter, Bangalore on the occasion of Fortieth Engineers Day Celebrations. 2007.
  • Life time achievement Award by Association for Machines & Mechanisms, AMM Conference on Multi Body Dynamics, KL University, Vijayawada 2010.
  • Goldenen Doctorate Honour by TU, Dresden, Germany, to commemorate fifty years of completion of the Doctorate Degree taken in 1961. 2011.
  • Eminent Educator of Technical Education for lifetime' By Young Tech India – 2011, on behalf of VTU Belagavi 2011.
  • Citation of Honour by the Indian Montessori Centre, Bangalore 2013.

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INAE Section Affiliated To: Section III: Mechanical Engineering


Year of Election to Fellowship: 1988


Year of Birth: 1933