Educational Profile

Sl.No. Course Specialisation Institution Year
1. U.G. Mechanical CEG,Anna University 1982
2. P.G. Engineering Design CEG,Anna University 1984
3. Ph.D. Analysis and optimization of fixture parameters CEG,Anna University 2005


Sl.No. Post Held Period Name of the Organisation/Industry Nature of Duties
1. Teaching Research Fellow Oct.1984- Feb.1986 CEG,Anna University Teaching & Research
2. Lecturer Feb.1986- Nov 2005 CEG,Anna University Teaching & Research
3. Associate Professor Nov 2005 to till date CEG,Anna University Teaching, Research & Consultancy

Consultancy Projects

S.No. Title of the Project Sponsoring Agency Amount Co-Investigator Status
1. Analysis of starter gear pinion LUCAS TVS 1.5 Lakhs Dr.C.Jebaraj Completed
2. Design of Development of 7.5kVA Starter Motor LUCAS TVS 3.5 Lakhs Dr.C.Jebaraj Completed
3. Design and Development of Under water trolley IGCAR 4.5 Lakhs Dr.C.Jebaraj Completed
4. Design of shaft for powdering mill LALA MASALA 0.35 Lakhs Dr.N.S.Parthasarathy Completed
5. Design of Gear box for MBT HVF 0.25 Lakhs Dr.G.Thanigaiarasu Completed

International Journals

  • KarthikeyanR.M,SujeevRaja.S, Vijay.S, Latha Nagendran and V.Ramamurti ,"Preprocessing and Graphics associated with Cyclic Symmetry",International Journal of Computational Methods(IJCM),September 2008,Vol.5 Issue 3,pp 365-380

National Journals

  • NIL
  • International Conferences

    • Latha Nagendran, Dr.K.Srinivasan, V.Ranjeev,"Analytical and Experimental Studies on Fixtured Workpieces",8th International Conference on Numerical Methods in Industrial forming Processes, NUMIFORM,Columbus, Ohio State University, July 2004
    • R.Thamilarasan and Latha Nagendran,"Analysis of Automotive Airbag",International Conference on Digital Factory, CIT , Coimbatore, August 2008

    National Conferences

    • Latha Nagendran and Lakshmana Rao Coimbatore,"Knowledge based Decision making for the Design of Jigs and Fixtures",National Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Simulation,PSG College of Technology,1990
    • Janakaran. S, Manivasagam.S. and Latha Nagendran,"Suspension Design based on passenger ride comfort",IIT, Madras, 1994
    • Latha Nagendran, Dr.K.Srinivasan and Thirumalai Kolundu,"Generative Design of Progressive Dies",National Seminar on Advances in Integrated Manufacturing Systems,MIT Anna University,Feb 2001
    • Latha Nagendran, Nagashankar, Dr.K.Srinivasan,"Automated Modular Fixture Design",National Seminar on Advances in Integrated Manufacturing Systems,MIT Anna University, Feb 2001
    • Latha Nagendran and M.Hariharasudhan,"Simulation Studies on Fine Blanking",National Conference on Extreme Engineering Technological Advancements,Jayam College of Engg. and Tech. Dharmapuri, April 2007
    • P.Surendran and Latha Nagendran,"Finite Element Analysis of Brake chamber diaphragm to predict Force stroke characteristics",2nd National Conference on Advances in Mechanical Sciences,Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimabatore, March 2008
    • Loganathan.TG and Latha Nagendran,"Optimization of Clamping force on fixtured thin walled components in end milling operation",National Conference on Recent Advanced Trends in Mechanical, Automobile and Production Engineering,Dr.M.G.R Educational and Research Institute, April 2008
    • R.Arunkumar, Latha Nagendran, M.Palaniappan,"Stress Analysis of lifting lugs and trunnions in Large Pressure vessels",IV National Conference on "Optimization techniques in Engineering Sciences and Technology",Bannari Amman Institute of Technology,2009

    Subjects Expertise

    • Design of Machine Elements I & II
    • Design of Jigs, Fixtures and Press Tools
    • Finite element Analysis

    Major research contributions

    • Design and Analysis

    Ph.D. /M.S. Scholars

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    Research Projects

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    Accolades Received

    • 1. Certificate of award from DTE for Guiding UG Project Work titled "Computer Aided Design of Disc Cams with Flat faced and Roller follower"- Consolation Prize, 1990.
    • 2. AIMO Award for guiding best Project for the year 1992.
    • 3. KCP Award for guiding best Project for the year 1993.
    • 4. Special Prize for Case presentation in the Madras Chapter Second Convention of Quality Circles, September, 1993.
    • 5. Member of Best Quality Circle, March, 1994.
    • 6. Guided Project which won the Guindy Engineers 65 award of 12500/- "Design and fabrication of Hybrid Electric two wheeler" 1998
    • 7. Guided Project which won the Guindy Engineers 65 award of 8000/- "Design and fabrication of Under Water Trolley for material handling" 2003
    • 8. Guided Project which won the Guindy Engineers 65 award of 8000/- "Design and development of Tricycle for Upper Limb Amputees" 2005

    Books / Patents

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    • 1. Abroad Visited :CANADA, UNITED KINGDOM, SRI LANKA