Volume-4, Issue-3

May-June, 2018

Research Paper

1. A study on the influence of socio-economic factors on knowledge and technology adoption of sericulture farmers of Aizawl district of Mizoram

Sericulture has been playing a vital role in developing the economic condition of the poor farmers of Mizoram. It has been a sustainable livelihood for last three decades. The recent new and improved sericulture technologies and their adoption at farmers’ level has increased the quantity and quality of raw silk production to a new height. However, the productivity of raw silk in Kg per hectare of the State and productivity of raw silk at national levels still very wide. There is also a wide gap between present production and potential production. Hence, the present study is aimed to know the influence of socio-economic factors such as farmers’ education, experience, age, extension participation, extension contact on knowledge and adoption of improved sericultural technologies among three sericultural villages of Aizawl District of Mizoram. The study revealed that education, experience, farm size and extension contact have a positive relationship with knowledge and adoption level, leading to significant increase in cocoon yield and productivity. Hence, the findings of the study concluded that for the dissemination of new technologies, farmers’ socio-economic conditions and factors must also be considered for successful and effective adoption.

Published by: Bidyut Nath Choudhury, Dr. Suresh Ch. Das, Dr. Mridul Ch. Sarmah, Dr. Maniruddin Ahmed

Research Area: Sericulture

Research Paper

2. A research on to detect theft in power system by the microcontroller

We know that electricity is need of life. Today electricity theft is one of the major problem faced by the government and electrical utilities. Because of some of the dishonest consumer's electricity theft is growing day by day. It causes a huge amount of money lost to the electrical utilities. To overcome this loss utilities increase the rate of electricity. This paper introduces a system which is able to detect electricity theft in power system and inform to the monitoring system. The operator is also able to cut off the region or consumer from the distribution system without getting to the region or consumer.

Published by: Vishal S. Wawge, Saurabh S. Jaiswal, Rita G. Adhao, Yogesh Sushir

Research Area: Electricity Theft

Research Paper

3. To study the impact of innovations in education

The education system is witnessing a change from traditional talk and chalk method to newly invented concepts and culture. There are forces which shape the educational innovation; competition and options necessarily leading to innovations in the education system. This paper tries to outline the different types of innovations that could be made to education sector to make it more competitive and the challenges or hurdles that exist restrict to innovations. To make the education system a sustainable entity it needs to focus on areas which can add value to society. Innovation in the educational field represents the ideas changing the traditional culture into new and creative ones. This step has been taken in order to offer a large platform for academic and experts discussions to create knowledge and exchange of ideas.

Published by: Trupti Shelke, Rajshree Srivastava

Research Area: Management

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4. Autonomous robot navigation in obstacles based environment

This article presents an on-line path planning algorithm for autonomous robot’s navigation system. Path planning is one of the most important topics in artificial intelligence and robotics navigation field. It can be used in many applications such as autonomous mobile robot navigation, network routing, video game artificial intelligence and gene sequencing. I propose an algorithm that enables the robot to plan an optimal path from an initial position to a specific goal with the free collision with obstacles and other moving robots. based on artificial intelligence techniques like A* to find an optimal path for each robot while cooperating with other robots. The optimality of the path can be measured using an objective function that considers the shortest distance, and/or the least time required. The information about the environment is known previously and obstacles are static.

Published by: Mohammed Habeeb Vulla

Research Area: Artificial Intellegence

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5. Development of chalk layered microfiltration ceramic membrane

In the present investigation, a low-cost ceramic microfiltration membrane was fabricated by using inexpensive raw materials through paste casting technique. The membrane was cast in the shape of a circular disk of 73 mm diameter on a metal plate by using local river soil, sodium hydroxide, sodium nitrate, oxalic acid and chalk powder. Initially, the paste was prepared by mixing the precursor materials in a predetermined proportion with the help of 1 M and 3 M NaOH solution. The casting process was followed by sintering at 970 °C and subsequent activation at this temperature for 30 minutes. Then the prepared membrane was allowed to cool down to room temperature in order to provide strength. The porosity of the prepared membrane was determined by pure water permeability test and it was found to be 0.43 whereas the permeability of pure water was evaluated as 3 × 1068 m3/m2-kPa-s. The compressive strength of the prepared membrane was calculated as 2.32 MPa. The cost of the prepared membrane was estimated to be 13.64/membrane respectively. Therefore, in the present study, a low-cost ceramic membrane had been effectively developed which could be used to remove various water pollutants from wastewater.

Published by: Mekhala Mitra, Sayantan Adak, Rupayan Mallick, Saugata Roy, Angira Sengupta, Avik Denra, Avirup Saha, Dr. Monal Dutta

Research Area: Mass Transfer

Research Paper

6. Underwater optical wireless communication analysis using blue laser diode

In the proposed system, a 450nm blue laser diode is directly modulated by 16 Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) data which are orthogonal. The simulation is done by assuming underwater with ambient noise present in the underwater covering a distance of 20 meters. Due to the presence of noise and attenuation of the wireless medium, the optical power is decreased to a great extent. The photodetector converts the weak optical signal to electrical signal. The phase and amplitude of the signal is change caused by noise present in it. A Butterworth filter is implemented to obtain the original signal at the receiver side. It is shown that the output binary data has change due phase due to the corruption of the noise.

Published by: Malsawmdawngliana, Dr. K. Kalimuthu, Dr. Sabitha Gauni

Research Area: Optical Communication

Research Paper

7. Chatbot for education system

The purpose of this paper is to develop an automated system which gives a reply to a user query on behalf of a human for the education system. It can give an answer to each and every query asked by the end user. Existing chatbots such as facebook chatbot, WeChat, Natasha from Hike, Operator, etc. were giving reply from its local database. But our approach is to focus on the local database as well as web database and also to make system scalable, user-friendly, highly interactive. Various techniques such as machine learning, NLP, pattern matching, data processing algorithms are used in this paper to enhance the performance of the system.

Published by: Guruswami Hiremath, Aishwarya Hajare, Priyanka Bhosale, Rasika Nanaware, Dr. K. S. Wagh

Research Area: Chatbot

Research Paper

8. Credit card fraud detection using Naïve Bayes model based and KNN classifier

Machine Learning is the technology, in which algorithms which are capable of learning from previous cases and past experiences are designed. It is implemented using various algorithms which reiterate over the same data repeatedly to analyze the pattern of data. The techniques of data mining are no far behind and are widely used to extract data from large databases to discover some patterns making decisions. This paper presents the Naïve Bayes improved K-Nearest Neighbor method (NBKNN) for Fraud Detection of Credit Card. Experimental results illustrate that both classifiers work differently for the same dataset. The purpose is to enhance the accuracy and enhance the flexibility of the algorithm.

Published by: Sai Kiran, Jyoti Guru, Rishabh Kumar, Naveen Kumar, Deepak Katariya, Maheshwar Sharma

Research Area: Machine Learning

Review Paper

9. Applied to animal breeding for disease resistance

Animal diseases cause significant losses to livestock’s and breeders, resultant into direct damages to animals, reduced productivity and cost of treatment. One of the promising additional methods to control diseases is breeding animals for disease resistance. The resistance of animals to diseases is related to their ability to withstand pathogens and harmful environmental influences. For the planned control of hereditary diseases in domestic animals, it is required not only an accurate knowledge of their inheritance but also an accurate and monotonous description and designation of the disease. Therefore, in order to avoid misunderstandings in identifying hereditary anomalies in domestic animals, an international nomenclature has been created for their description and designation. According to this nomenclature, hereditary diseases of each species of animals are designated by a certain letter of the alphabet. Specific diseases peculiar to this species are characterized by numerical indexes. Developments in technologies, such as genomic selection, may help overcome several of the limitations of traditional breeding programmes and will be especially beneficial in breeding for lowly heritable disease traits that only manifest themselves following exposure to pathogens or environmental stressors in adulthood. The current paper provides a brief overview of the present-day application of microsatellites markers in animal breeding and makes a significant contribution to the overall farm animal health and resistance to disease.

Published by: Ashraf Ward, Ismail M. Hdud, Omry M. Abuargob, Sergey Y. Ruban

Research Area: Animal

Research Paper

10. Effect of formwork material on surface hardness of concrete

The study emphasizes the effects of the formwork material that imparts a characteristic surface hardness to the concrete. Concrete cubes were cast of the M20 grade in different mold material like Cast Iron, Shuttering Plywood and Timber. The effect of these materials was studied by using the Rebound Hammer Test to find the Rebound numbers which depend on the surface hardness of the concrete. The results obtained are explained in the following statistical form. It can be concluded that each formwork material imparts a characteristic surface hardness to the concrete.

Published by: Rushikesh Kolte, Aniket Malwade, Avinash Sawant, Kartik Roge, Renuka Purohit

Research Area: Concrete

Research Paper

11. Holographic imaging system to detect fractures

Diverse sort of showcases with the broadened limit that can offer a quick and striking knowledge could be worthwhile in numerous restorative actions. For example, by offering a more precise introduction of the bone surface introductions in 3-Dimensional space, the holographical focal point can be utilized to design a more effective orthopedic surgery, than the present circumstances. Surgery might be upgraded if a specialist is offered the better pre-surgical representation of the task that is important. Any structure can be shown ideally in a spatial arrangement with the goal that gash or any separation is plainly unmistakable. By survey volumetric information showed in 3-Dimensional view, orthopedics might have the capacity to distinguish different sorts of deformities of the bone. Furthermore, the mind-boggling bone structure can be seen obviously and unambiguously in one spatial show. Holographic stereograms of medicinal information mix the two innovations of PC illustrations and holography. Because of the accessibility of particular equipment and programming, PC realistic recreation of information can be generally utilized by orthopedics all over the globe, to picture zones of enthusiasm inside a volume of information. Interestingly, the utilization of holographical stereograms in pharmaceutical is a long way from across the board since such a thought is still new. The mix of volume rendering and the holographical show would bring about a spatial portrayal of restorative information offering high picture quality and enough added data to empower enthusiasm among the therapeutic community. In this work, an investigation of holographical show of PC graphically medicinal information is reported. The usage of a volumetric rendering calculation that produces PC realistic pictures, and the technique for recording these pictures holographically, is likewise archived.

Published by: Akash Jain, Rachith Gajwani, C R Manjunath, Sahana Shetty

Research Area: Information Technology

Dissertations

12. An intelligent state of the art approach in building automation and security system

This paper describes the design and development for a cost-effective home automation and security system with the use of Arduino and GSM technology. The cellular communication is a potential solution for the control of appliances remotely. A homeowner will be able to monitor and control the appliances at home remotely by sending a set of commands i.e., Short Messaging System (SMS) messages to the Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) module. This system also deals with a Passive Infrared motion sensor, a password for the door lock and a camera. Data from all of the sensors is received and processed by Arduino Uno board which is the microcontroller unit. Thus, the system provides automation, safety as well as security for the authorized personnel.

Published by: Lalchawimawii Pachuau, Sabyasachi Mukhopadhyay

Research Area: Embedded System

Review Paper

13. Design analysis of slide force testing machine

Brake calipers are a vital part of vehicle’s braking system. Brake calipers squeeze the brake pads against the surface of brake rotor to slow or stop the vehicle. The brake pads have high friction surfaces and serve to slow the rotor down or even bring it to a complete halt. The braking system will result in forces both mechanical and hydraulic during slow down or stop vehicle. These set of forces acting on brake caliper component result in deformations and stresses, which may cause the failure of the brake caliper. So, it is important to calculate the force carrying capacity of brake caliper in order to avoid the failure of it. The force carrying capacity of brake caliper can be calculated by using the sliding force testing machine. The design of the sliding force testing machine is developed by using solid edge software and by using thumb rule.

Published by: Vishakha Jaypalsinh Chavhan, S. P. Trikal

Research Area: Design Analysis

Research Paper

14. AAEW – A recommender system for suggestions in social networking sites

Online social networks have seen a rapid increment in the number of users across the globe. The giant social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Flicker etc do have billions of users and are increasing day by day. A recommender system is an engine which takes a particular user as an input and gives the preferential output which recommends the input user befriend with someone or join a group or get subscribed to an interest or to simply buy a product. To help users every site does have a recommender system. But these recommender systems are mostly based on the fact that the user friends have subscribed to the recommended page/group. In this work, we researched over the Reddit Social Network which is one of the major Social Networking Sites. We engineered a recommender system which recommends the users to follow the more specific Sub-Reddits feeds and is solely based on the current subscribed Sub-Reddits of a user instead of demographic knowledge or Friends knowledge. We used Link Prediction in Social Network as our base and used our novel approach of Weighted Adamic Adar score to find the Sub-Reddits which are closely related to the Sub-Reddits already linked with the user profile. In this way, we predicted the new Sub-Reddits in which the user might have interest. In this work, we addressed the issue of Cold Start for a user who does not have any prior 'like', 'interest' or item purchase history.

Published by: Praggya Pandey, Nancy Vaish

Research Area: Recommender System

Research Paper

15. Parameter optimization for performance and emissions of diesel using nanoparticle by Taguchi method

In this research paper, the use of nanoparticles as fuel additives in plane diesel for use in the I.C engine for improving performance and reducing the harmful emission is explored. The nanoparticle is mixed properly using ultrasonicator and physiochemical property are characterized. The fuel prepared and then use to run the test rig and the result shows the significant increase in performance and reduction in emissions as compared to plane diesel. Particulate Carbon monoxide(co), Carbon dioxide(co2) and Unburned hydrocarbons(HC), Engine torque, Brake power, Brake thermal efficiency, Specific fuel consumption, kinematic viscosity at 40˚C, Flashpoint, Fire point, Cloud point, Pour point, Gross calorific value and more.

Published by: Rushikesh Digamber Fegade, Dr. Rachayya Arakerimath

Research Area: Engineering

Research Paper

16. Appraisal system for academic institutions

Although the substantial literature on the use of performance appraisal in the profit sector already exists, there is very little literature available regarding the appraisal of staff positions in higher education. This study provides a detailed look at the appraisal of all faculty members in a College under a University. The study points that based on the experience and expertise of the staff and fair and reliable administration decisions, staff’s ability and efficiency can be boosted many folds. Discontentment was found with the appraisal process due to the supervisors not being held liable for the timely completion of the appraisal process and the lack of training provided to supervisors for performing appraisals.

Published by: Prateek Bansal, Shivam Soni, Ritesh Mishra

Research Area: Appraisal System

Research Paper

17. Electro-pneumatic braking system

“Electro-Pneumatic braking system” uses laws of pneumatics to apply the brakes. When any hurdle is sensed in the path by the sensors, it will apply the instant break in seconds, So that it will reduce the accidents which are caused by human unawareness’s. So basically whenever the Bike senses any object ahead, it will apply automatic brakes by determining the distance, which we put in sensors. We have used Pneumatic breaking circuit and IR sensors to perform these operations. The circuit can break the vehicle within seconds running at a high speed. Automatic brake with the electro-pneumatic system will provide extra safety to the two-wheelers. This project has been made to perform the required task in shortest time and to add some innovation in the automobile industry.

Published by: Ketan H. Mhatre

Research Area: Vehicle Braking System

Review Paper

18. A review paper to detect electricity theft in power system

The power sector is one of the most important sectors for the development of the country. Now a day’s power theft is the center of focus all over the world, but India has a more significant effect on the Indian economy because the figure is so high. The theft causes huge loss of electricity to electricity board. India loss billions of rupees because of unbilled consumption & unlaughable usage of electricity. It always a difficult task for Indian government & electricity company to achieve their aim due to power theft. The recent researcher observes that 30-35% profit of electric board is waste in power theft. And this amount is recovered by increasing the price of electricity & the looser are the honest customer. Electricity theft can be reduced by applying technical solutions such as tamper-proof meters, managerial methods such as inspection and monitoring, and in some cases restructuring power systems ownership and regulation. So the aim of our paper is to eliminate all this difficulty like overload & heavy power and revenue loss that occurs due to power theft by designing the simple device to send & receive a message to the receiver for locating the area where the theft is occurring. Then according to the type of theft done by the accused, device helps to deactivate the power supply of particular home or area.

Published by: Pallavi S. Borle, Sonal S. Tayade, Vishal S. Wawge, Yogesh Sushir

Research Area: Electricity Theft

Technical Notes

19. Electronics notice board using Arduino

Electronic or Moving Message Boards are being used in a wide variety of applications for communicating information to people quicker and in a cost-effective manner when compared to traditional posters or paper notice boards. While e-mail is a way to converse privately with one or more people over the Internet, electronic notice boards are totally public. Any message posted on one can be read (and responded to) by everybody else in the organization who has viewed it. This paper focuses on designing an e-display which can accept data wirelessly from any authorized person who has the access of the web terminal; it means integrating the traditional moving message displays with an Arduino so that they can be accessed wirelessly as an application of IoT (Internet of Things).

Published by: Deshpande Arti Prakash, Bhatane Sadhana Gurunath, Apsingekar Sayali Jagdish, Gaurav V.Chalkikar

Research Area: Engineering

Research Paper

20. Prediction model of crop yield for food crop grown above ground level through big data analytics

Agriculture is believed to be as the backbone of Indian economic system. For the past few decades, agriculture field has seen lots of technological changes to improve better productivity. Day by day the population is increasing leading to increasing demand for resources but the amount of resources required has been reducing and falling down. Therefore, there has been extensive endeavors to create imaginative and technological advances methodologies for manageable harvest generation. Using prediction methods, farmers can enhance the productivity of crops. These strategies are utilized to find the required number of crops, seeds, moistness, water level and other supplements. Since prediction refers to a statement about an uncertain event, hence modeling the prediction would a good solution to adopt. Predictive modeling uses statistics to predict outcomes. Quantifying the yield is essential to optimize policies to ensure food security. This paper aims at providing a new method to predict the crop yield of food crops grown above the ground level based on big-data analysis technology, which differs with traditional methods in the structure of handling data and in the means of modeling. Firstly, the method can make full use of the existing massive agriculture relevant datasets and can be still utilized with the volume of data growing rapidly, due to big-data friendly processing structure. Secondly, the "nearest neighbors"modeling, which employs results gained from the former data processing structure.

Published by: Varisha Ashraf, Ankit Jain, Manjunath C. R, Sahana Shetty

Research Area: Big Data

Review Paper

21. Review on big data: Prediction techniques and analytics architecture for E-agriculture

Big data is a very new and important trend in agriculture domain. People now realize the importance of Big Data in E-Agriculture. Big data analytics is a very tough thing in the agriculture field. However, how to use big data analytics in agriculture field to improve the productivity in practices. Purpose of this E-Agriculture to reduce technological gap between rural communities and share information via recommendations and decision support system. Apache Spark is a distributed memory-based computing framework which is naturally suitable for machine learning. Hadoop, the spark has the better way of functionality and ability of computing learning. In this paper, analyze spark framework with basic concept means spark’s primary framework this paper proposes an architecture for managing big data in the agriculture area. The main advantage of this method is managing massive dataset which is already existing. This technique is faster than any other traditional one.

Published by: Patel Jaydeep Pravinbhai, Ashutosh Abhangi

Research Area: Big Data

Research Paper

22. Nomograms for isotropically reinforced polygonal slab

Slabs comprise the maximum area of the building which comes up to 20 to 25 percent of total cost. Thus the economical design of the building can be achieved to great extent by designing the slab economically. The yield line method is a method which allows the redistribution of force that will take place after the yielding of slab reinforcement. Using this method, slabs that are easy and quick to design and to construct can be generated. The resulting slab is thin and has the very low amount of reinforcement in regular arrangements. This makes it easy to detail. Above all, this design generates concrete slab which is very economical, because features at the ultimate limit state are considered. The aim of this study is to apply the yield line theory for polygonal slab of N equal sides by using the virtual work principle and obtain a general relationship between the ultimate load and desired arrangement of reinforcement in a slab for any given radius of circle in which the slab is inscribed and to generate nomograms for frequently used slabs.

Published by: Pavithra Reddy S J, Ravindranatha, Premanand Shenoy

Research Area: Structural Engineering

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23. A new method of finding solutions of a solvable standard quadratic congruence of comparatively large prime modulus

In this paper, a new method of finding solutions of a solvable standard quadratic congruence of comparatively large prime modulus is described. A comparative study was made by solving numerical problems using the existed method and the proposed method. The merits and demerits of both the methods are also discussed.

Published by: B. M. Roy

Research Area: Mathematics

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24. Big data: An analytic architecture and prediction using spark for E-agriculture

Nowadays Big Data has a key role in E-Agriculture. Previous technologies have some limitations so Big Data is very useful for E-Agriculture because agriculture has very large structure and unstructured data. Moreover, big data analytics can be used to increase and improve the productivity of agricultural. The main aim of this paper is to propose an open source, economical, ideal and flexible big data analytics architecture for E-Agriculture. In the implementation, an analytic framework for big data application development is built and implemented. Also, a prototype application prediction base for agriculture in spark framework. Based on the agriculture prediction model various recommendations can be provided to agro users.

Published by: Patel Jaydeep Pravinbhai, Ashutosh Abhangi

Research Area: Big Data

Research Paper

25. Evaluation of Hyperalgesic activity of oral Lansoprazole in Albino Mice

This study was developed to know the heat and chemical-induced nociception behavior of albino mice under influence of oral Lansoprazole. The heat was induced by Eddy's hot plate, maintained at constant temperature of 55 degree Celsius. Chemical-induced nociception behavior of albino mice was done by freshly prepared 0.6% Acetic acid solution in the volume of 10ml/kg. Under Eddy's hot plate method mice shows their nociception behavior by licking the paw or jumping the limbs. Under chemical induced method albino mice shows their nociception behavior by abdominal contractions. Lansoprazole comes under the class of proton pump inhibitors which is used for the treatment of various disease related to gastrointestinal tract as peptic ulcer, gastroesophageal reflux disease, dyspepsia, Zollinger Ellison Syndrome etc. Lansoprazole should not prescribe with Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs as examples -Ibuprofen, Diclofenac, Aceclofenac, Etoricoxib etc, because lansoprazole can increase hyperalgesic activity of NSAIDS. Lansoprazole can increase pain threshold when it is given with NSAIDS. In hot plate method, four groups have been created, each group contains 6 albino mice. Total 24 mice have been placed in hot plate method. Group one has been created as a control group. In this group 10 ml/kg distilled water is administered orally, once daily four 10 days, an hour before test procedure. Each animal of group 2,3 and four is administered 1mg/kg, 2mg/kg, 3mg/kg orally once daily for 10 days an hour before test procedure. Drug treatment schedule for the chemical-induced method will be same as hot plate method.

Published by: Dr. Akash Chandra, Dr. Lalit Kumar, Dr. Harihar Dikshit

Research Area: Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Research Paper

26. Battery efficient wildlife footage recorder (BEFPi)

Wildlife footage capturing is very difficult and time-consuming. The photographer has to wait for the long duration in order to get desired footage. In order to solve this, there is the system where we set up cameras in different spots. The limitation of the conventional system is that cameras are to be set in recording mode for entire day and night. Such systems require the expensive camera with long-lasting battery life. The BEFPi saves battery as the cameras are set to recording, only when motion is sensed. The camera is switched off when no motion is detected. Footage recorded will be saved in memory. It is more advantageous than existing methods as it gets rid of unwanted footage being recorded and thus save memory and battery life. It is more cost-effective than the existing system.

Published by: Aparna Jayan T, R. Anusuya

Research Area: IoT

Research Paper

27. Predicting kidney related diseases

Healthcare industry is observing a tremendous advancement along with upcoming innovations in the Information Technology and the Computer Science, and this is something which thrived this industry to come up with more added medical related information, which led to growth in several research sectors. Various steps are taken to handle the outburst of information related to medical sciences and acquisition of valuable knowledge. This eventually led the researchers and scientists towards applying their technical revolutions as well as inventions such as “predictive analytics”, “machine learning”, “big data analytics” and “learning algorithms” for gathering worthwhile understanding and support in better decision making. Big data analytics can be seen as one of the major emerging sides in the field of medical sciences. Big data is also being used for providing predictive intuitions in a healthcare field and it is also playing an important role in the analysis of chronic diseases and medical data with the help of predictive analytics. In healthcare industries prediction can turn out to be most useful as well as successful when the knowledge can be conveyed as action. In this case, we propose a method that gives real-time analyzed report about predicting kidney related diseases with the help of historical data and real-time data.

Published by: K Sriram, Ravilla Raviteja, Manjunath C R, Sahana Shetty

Research Area: Health Care

Research Paper

28. Patient’s perception towards the private hospitals in Ramanathapuram Taluk

This paper basically deals with the customer perception towards the private hospitals in Ramanathapuram town. The study was conducted to patients who are visiting the private hospitals in Ramanathapuram in which different hospitals are selected for the study. The survey was done using a structured questionnaire for a sample size of 200 outpatients, out of which 105 are male and 95 are female patients. The researchers are mainly focused on customer’s perception about private hospitals and how patients accepted and how to improve the services and are the focus for future development.

Published by: Ratha K

Research Area: Marketing

Research Paper

29. Dynamic path optimization of traffic signal system for ambulance dispatch in emergency medical response using analytical hierarchy process

With the increase in vehicles on a day-to-day basis, the congestion on roads has exaggerated linearly. This congestion results in what is known as traffic. With traffic comes accidents, resulting in emergency situations. It is abundantly a necessity for clearance of vehicles. Each second matters once it involves saving a human’s life. With more traffic and not giving way to emergency vehicles, the life is at stake. Being citizen-oriented act of assistance, Medical Emergency Response explores many issues acting right way within the essential amount of your time. Foremost reason behind this disadvantage supported the segregated data foundations as well as conjointly diverse characteristics of info concerned for making proper decisions. Therefore, to provision fast as well as correct deciding technique to see the simplest machine and hospitals among them on the market alternatives is important. In the planned system, both the ambulance and the traffic signal station are connected using cloud network. Each and every signal at the junctions collect and analyze the traffic details using AHP consumes information sourced from the sources, and a dynamically use the shortest path formula to enable quick as well as an accurate decision for effective action in the medical crisis.

Published by: Ahish. N, Bharath. N, Manjunath C R, Sahana Shetty

Research Area: Health Care

Research Paper

30. Feasibility study of on-street parking for suitable solution on existing parking issues

The current study is a fieldwork which involves parking study along with parking characteristics for better efficiency of road traffic. For the purpose of the survey, the methodology was developed, which in short terms, is as follows: for each parking place by pre-defined parking area can be determined the nature, frequency, and duration of use. During the survey, one or more counters for several times, consistent and walk a predetermined route on foot. Pimpri Chinchwad is developing municipal corporation. For the purpose of future expansion of the city and betterment of the township the counter recognize site of the parking place on a map and record the vehicular count over the period of the time. If necessary, you can distinguish the category of vehicle parking (free, paid per hour, service subscription). The methodology is appropriate to collect the category of use of the parking place, use of parking spaces on the street, residence time, total number of vehicles in one area during the measurement, localization of parking capacity and relevance of the parking category. The parking provided to the roads in Pimpri Chinchwad area determined whether it is Parallel, Perpendicular, or angle parking (i.e. 30°, 45°, 60°). The cost analysis for the area which is available for the parking is determined and accordingly, the cost is determined for Two Wheeler, Car, Auto, Truck, NMV, etc.

Published by: Sachin Bhure, Mohit Bache, Saurabh Bedmutha, Nilesh Pawar, Pranesh shrivat, S. S. Motegaonkar

Research Area: Transportation Engineering

Review Paper

31. Gait analysis: Approaches and applications

Gait analysis is systematic quantification and evaluation of human walking. It has applications in the field of clinical sciences, video surveillance, rehabilitation therapies, etc. Various state-of-the-science, as well as traditional approaches, have been used for evaluating the gait cycle. This narrative review provides a brief understanding of all such approaches and methods used by scientists and clinicians in India. State-of-the-science approaches include marker based systems, wearable or non-wearable, sensors system, support vector machine, etc. Whereas traditional approaches include observational analysis, videography, etc. 3D gait analysis provides reliable data, however, is currently in limited use due to high instrumentation and maintenance costs involved. Indian scientific community can benefit for traditional approaches which are low-cost, reliable, and can be easy to implement in all sort of set-ups with relative ease.

Published by: Pranav Shah, Abhinav Gorle, Durgesh Reddiyar, Dr. Sanjay Pardeshi, Sandeep Mane

Research Area: Gait Analysis

Review Paper

32. A review of holographic optical elements in solar concentrator applications

Photovoltaic cells are used to convert sunlight into electricity; the commercial photovoltaic cells made up of silicon but the main drawback of the solar cells is low conversion efficiency. In order to improve conversion efficiency generally mirrors and lens system is used as conventional solar concentrators, in the fact they have some drawback of bulky in nature, high installation cost, need the tracking system to face the sun, and also concentrating both light and heat on the solar cell. To overcome these problems holographic solar concentrators were used as solar concentrators. Holography is one of the very promising technologies to produce solar concentrators; mostly volume phase holograms are used as holographic solar concentrators. The holographic solar concentrators have some major advantages of lightweight, cool light concentration, and selective wavelength concentrations for wavelength dependable solar cells. In this paper, a brief review and basic study of holographic solar concentrators have been discussed. The key contributions of each work examined here and different technologies also discussed. This review is useful to study about basic foundations and create new ideas for future research work.

Published by: H. R. Pratheep, A. Balamurugan

Research Area: Physics

Review Paper

33. Optimization of turning process parameters for surface roughness in dry and wet condition of AISI 1045 steel using Taguchi method

The main purpose of today’s manufacturing industries is to produce low cost, high-quality products in short time. They mainly focused on achieving high quality, in term of part accuracy, surface finish, high production rate etc. So, the selection of optimal cutting parameters is a very important issue for every machining process in order to reduce the machining costs and increase the quality of machining products. In this paper, the cutting of AISI 1045 steel material under the wet and dry condition is carried out using CNC lathe machine. Taguchi method is used to formulate the experimental layout. The effect of cutting condition (spindle speed, feed rate and depth of cut) on surface roughness were studied and analyzed. The CNC turning machine is used to conduct experiments based on the Taguchi design of experiments (DOE) with the orthogonal L9 array. Optimal cutting parameters for each performance measure were obtained employing Taguchi techniques. The orthogonal array, signal to noise ratio and analysis of variance were employed to find minimum surface roughness. Optimum results are finally verified with the help of confirmation experiments.

Published by: Bharat Jhariya, Arun Patel

Research Area: Mechanical Engineering

Research Paper

34. Acquisition, management, and delivery of drugs

The need for drug delivery is very critical especially in populous countries like India. Medication management plays an important part is ascertaining if the people in a country have access to the basics needs of healthcare. The system proposed in this paper would provide for medication management which includes acquirement of medications, management, and delivery of the drugs to the patients. This system would remove the need for going to the medical stores and reduces the unavailability of drugs for use. A composition of various technologies such as Big Data, Business Intelligence and Networking help in providing a solution to this problem. The proposed system in this paper addresses this need for medication management. The proposed system is expected to reduce the stress on traffic snarls as well in the cities in which it is implemented.

Published by: Rishabh R, Adithi A, Manjunath C R

Research Area: Engineering

Research Paper

35. Carbon nanotubes based gas sensor

Carbon nanotube(CNT) based Gas sensors are at- tracting huge research interest as it gives high sensitivity, quick response, and stable sensors for industry, biomedicine, and more. The development of nanotechnology has opened a new gateway to build highly sensitive, cheap, portable sensors those who have low power consumption. The extremely high surface to volume ratio and the hollow structure of nanomaterials is perfect for the adsorption of gas molecules.Mainly, the advent of carbon nanotubes has boosted the inventions of gas sensors that exploit CNTs unique morphology, geometry, and properties. Upon exposure to some gases, the changes in carbon nanotubes properties can be determined by many methods. Therefore, carbon nanotube-based gas sensors and their mechanisms are widely studied. In this paper, a broad survey of current carbon nanotubes based gas sensing technology is presented. few experimental works done are reviewed. The types, fabrication, and the sensing mechanisms of the carbon nanotubes based gas sensors are discussed. The challenges of the research up to some extent are also addressed in this paper.

Published by: Ketan Janardhan Rathod, Tejas Prabhu, Vikrant Naik, Dr. Abhay Chopde

Research Area: Nano Sensors

Thesis

36. Finite element analysis of UTM testing of Aluminium Alloy AA6082

Aluminum alloy AA6082 is one of the stronger alloys in its series and has high corrosion resistance properties. These properties combined with its light weight make it extremely useful in the aerospace and automotive industries. It is, hence, essential to test the given grade of aluminum and find out its mechanical properties and failure criteria for further applications in the industry. One of the major sources for testing the mechanical characteristics of a material is the Ultimate Tensile testing Machine (UTM). Tensile testing helps us to ensure a safe and high-quality material and to reduce the chances of failure in the respective field. The various mechanical characteristics provided as an output to the tensile testing experiment along with the interpretation of the flow curves obtained are necessary for the predicting the tensile behavior of the material (including necking and deformation homogeneity). Finite Element Method is a powerful tool used today for the simulation of such experiments and software using this are widely used to predict the mechanical properties of different materials, after validating a particular model. Another advantage is that it reduces the amount of material wastage as the validated model can then be used to find the mechanical properties of the given material under different boundary conditions, thus eliminating the need for those experiments. This project aims at developing and validating the uniaxial tensile test models of the proposed material, varying the strain rates, temperatures and material models, using the commercial FE software ABAQUS 6.14.

Published by: Jay Sachin Kalamkar

Research Area: Manufacturing Processes

Survey Report

37. Cardiovascular health pre-diagnosis system based on bp profile using backpropagation algorithm

Blood pressure profiling during exercise has been found to predict a future diagnosis of heart-related diseases such as hypertension, hypotension, and coronary heart disease. Non-invasive methods have made it easier to measure blood pressure. Devices like stethoscope and sphygmomanometer are most commonly used in clinics and hospitals to measure blood pressure but these devices provide us with single measurement or partial information about a person’s cardiovascular health. Blood pressure does not remain constant; it changes with every instant considering various parameters such as age and gender. So, there is a need to measure BP through a more improved method such as exercise stress testing. This study describes the implementation of Artificial Neural Network to develop an algorithm to perform cardiovascular health pre-diagnosis of a patient. The decision-making is done through a blood pressure (BP) profile generated by conducting exercise stress testing. The parameters considered for profiling were age, gender, height, weight, blood pressure measurement with the risk factors and BMI. The data generated is imparted as training and testing sets to develop an algorithm, which will be able to accurately pre-diagnose cardiovascular health status of a person. Later an expert system can be developed which will assist medical doctors and practitioners to diagnose a patient with heart-related issues with more accuracy and will be able to spread more awareness in people regarding their cardiovascular health status.

Published by: Rahul Kumar Borah, Kratee Jain, Manjunath C R

Research Area: Medical

Review Paper

38. Hydrological Analysis by Artificial Neural Network: A Review

In this paper, a deep review is conducted on Artificial Neural Network. ANN is used for real-world problems which are related to the hydrological field. Computational Intelligence methods such as Artificial Neural Network are very necessary because conventional methods are very complex and vexatious. Artificial Intelligence operation is based on the transformation of unknown relationship into the known sensible relationship, and hence this transformation helps in modelling real-world problems. Various applications of AI operation are carried out at present time, such as Rainfall-Runoff modelling, Groundwater modelling, water quality modelling, modelling stream flow etc. In recent years, Artificial Neural Network has shown exceptional performance as regression tools, especially when it is used for pattern recognition and function estimation. This paper mainly focuses on various ANN models for solving real and complex hydrological problems with great accuracy, and these are proposed as efficient tools for prediction in hydrology.

Published by: Vikas Poonia, Dr. H. L. Tiwari, Dr. Satanand Mishra

Research Area: Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Hydrology

Research Paper

39. Big data analytics in precision agriculture and constant monitoring of soil and weather

Agriculture has been one of the zones where innovation has not been utilized to the fullest and the usage of Precision Agriculture (PA) is still in its beginning times. One of the most important parameters in the field of agriculture that needs to be monitored constantly is the moisture content of the soil. To maximize the productivity in this field the condition and development of the crops are the most critical variables and these elements rely upon the levels of moisture content in the soil. Different crops need different levels of moisture content, therefore it is very important to monitor and forecasts it. In this paper, a mathematical model is created to compute the surface soil dampness by utilizing both precipitation and evaporation rate obtained by the electromagnetic sensors installed in the ground. Evaporation can be considered to be a linear combination of dynamic evaporation and thermodynamic evaporation which happens due to radiation. Soil moisture content is inversely proportional to the evaporation rate and it is directly proportional to the precipitation rate. Therefore a linear regression model is the best fit to determine the soil moisture content. Constant monitoring can be made possible by the soil mapping software with the sensors which keep reading the data periodically.

Published by: Nikhil Chandra P, Nikhil U, Manjunath C R, Sahana Shetty

Research Area: Big Data

Review Paper

40. A review on tracking of student performance using decision tree

The main objective of this paper is an attempt to use data mining methodologies to study and track the student’s academic performance in the subject, is to help in enhancing the educational institutions by evaluating and classifying student data to study the main attributes that may affect the student performance in the subject. This paper focused on improving student academic performance based on their semester marks, class assignments, and extra curriculum activity. Tracking students’ performance will help the learner to know about their performance and it gives a chance to improve their performance in future. The dataset used for the tracking students ‘academic performance include semester marks, class assignments, extra curriculum activity. This paper is mostly focused on the C4.5 algorithm to track the student performance.

Published by: Anjali Sharma, Nigita Pradhan, Sneha Gupta, Ong Tshering Lepcha, Arvind Lal

Research Area: Data Mining

Review Paper

41. Effect of partial replacement of sand by glass powder and steel powder over the properties of concrete

In the present research, a series of experiments had been performed to compare the use of glass powder and steel powder as partial replacement of sand in different proportions. Blended cement prepared by mixing Portland cement with Fly ash in 1:0.5 and 1:1 proportion has been used for this study. Concrete mixes are modified by 10%, 15% and 20% and 25% of glass powder and steel powder in replacement.

Published by: Achal Jain, Nitin Thakur

Research Area: Civil Engineering

Research Paper

42. I and Z shape rectangular patch antenna used for WLAN, Wi-MAX and satellite application

In the current scenario small, compatible and affordable microstrip patch antennas are developed in wireless communication industries keep on improving antenna performance.One of important concept to design antenna is that antenna have small size. For WLAN and WI-MAX applications, one may want that antenna must have small size and must be capable to resonate at multiple frequency bands. There are number of techniques that can be useful for designing of antenna which include making use of fractal geometry, use of slot and DGS. In this research work, I shape along with Z shape slots are inserted on the patch. The dimension of ground and path that are considered in this research work are 32.6mm×27.6mm and 18mm×23mm respectively. Then the performance parameters like gain, return loss, Bandwidth, radiation pattern and NSWR are measured for simple as well as for DGS antenna. The substrate used for the proposed antenna is FR4 with relative permittivity 4.4 and loss tangent is 0.02. The simulation is carried out in HFSS software. At lat the comparison of proposed with existing work is provided.

Published by: Harpreet Singh, Mukta Sharma

Research Area: Microstrip Patch Antenna

Research Paper

43. Automobile immobilization for drunken driving

The epitome of this topic focuses on the problem of drunken driving is one of the major reasons for on-road accidents and deaths. Alcohol affects the drunk driver’s judgmental abilities and driving adversely. Many solutions have been proposed to reduce the after effects of drunk driving. However, most of these solutions were based on certain prototypes which consisted of control units or computerized protection systems including wireless monitoring facilities. This resulted in having systems with lots of demerits, high cost and slow response in the case of remote monitoring and decision making.To avoid all the mentioned disadvantages, this paper introduces a simple, cheap and highly responsive design. The proposed design is based on simple electronic components with processing and decision made locally and does not involve wireless transmission to guarantee the required fast response. This Arduino based system detects the presence of alcohol content in the breath of the driver and immobilizes the vehicle accordingly.

Published by: Chinmay Karnad, Aditya Patnaik, Sneha Singh

Research Area: Embedded System

Survey Report

44. Data collection in health monitoring

Data collection is most important in many industries. The data collection which refers to the collecting a data or information from respective sources. In each and every industry maintain a database with the attributes that are required and necessary. Even for health monitoring, some information about the patients is required for the further decision making or for the treatment. This collected data can be useful for the easy analysis and for the extracting data about the individuals. Here we are briefly explaining the techniques used for data collection in health monitoring systems. There are so many techniques which had been used for data collection and also it involves many kinds of research on the data collection, its security, efficiency, and so on. Data collection is very important to know the information about the individuals.

Published by: Divya K, Harshitha C R, Soumya K N

Research Area: IoT

Research Paper

45. Protecting information by hiding sensitive data attributes

Data mining aims at extracting hidden information from data. The process of discovering useful patterns and relationships in the large volume of data is called data mining. The goal of the data mining process is to extract information from a data set and transform it into an understandable structure. It involves databases, data management aspects, visualization & online updating. Data mining poses a threat to information privacy. Privacy-preserving data mining hides the sensitive rules and prevents the data from being disclosed to the public. The objective is to propose a novel association rule hiding (ARH) algorithm to hide the sensitive attributes. A function is used to obtain a prior weight for each transaction, by which the order of transactions modified can be efficiently decided. Apriori is used to find the frequent itemset with minimum support and confidence. Sensitive rules are generated based on frequent itemsets and the FHSAR algorithm is used for hiding sensitive association rules. This paper analyses the dataset obtained from SPMF an open source data mining library which is prepared based on real-life data. This paper shows the effectiveness of the algorithm.

Published by: Sighila P, Sangeetha S

Research Area: Data Mining

Case Study

46. Research data analysis with Power BI

Power BI has captured the world of business intelligence, data visualization and analytics rapidly. Power BI is an online service that helps in searching data, transforming, visualizing, and sharing the developed reports and dashboards with other users in the same or different department/organizations or even with the general public. As per survey In February 2017, 200,000 plus organizations across various countries are utilizing Power BI for their day to day analyses. Power Bi provides free features for the people which provide sufficient facilities to their startup users. It is most widely used tool in the small and medium organization for their data analysis. It helps in reducing human intervention and error in calculation leading to crossed verified result.

Published by: Shobna Sharma

Research Area: Data Analysis

Research Paper

47. Automatic session generator

The manual system of preparing timetables in colleges with a large number of students is taking a lot of time and usually ends with different classes struggling with the same teacher in the same room or at the same time. it occurs. To overcome all these problems, an automated system is proposed to be created. The system will take various inputs like students, subjects and classroom rooms and details of teachers on the basis of these inputs, it will generate a potential timetable, so that optimum utilization of all resources will be done in such a way that any obstacle or rules of the college according to. The list of topics can include electives as well as main topics.

Published by: Shammi Nanda, Amit Kumar Sharma

Research Area: Session Generator

Research Paper

48. Dissimilar metal welding of J4-16Cr. austenitic stainless steel with Grade 201LN austenitic stainless steel experimental analysis through optimization Taguchi method

A literature review of studies and research has been made in the field of dissimilar metal welding. It has various industrial applications such as in the field of automobile chemical mechanical thermal power generation, nuclear plant. The main purpose of this paper is to review (a) Dissimilar metal welds and aspect of mechanical and metallurgical point of view. (b) Enhancing GMAW Technique. And second, the main objective of present study is to apply the Taguchi method.In this technique, an orthogonal array, signal to noise ratio (S/N)and analysis to variance (ANOVA) are made to study the welding characteristics of material & optimize the welding parameters.

Published by: Harpreet Singh, Barkat Ali

Research Area: Mechanical Engineering

Research Paper

49. Analysis and detection of SIM box

Over a past two decades, Telecom industry is growing and mode of communication is changing and advanced day by day for catering individual and corporate needs. With the growth and advancement of technologies, telecom frauds are the major concern for research area and delivering the cent percent revenue in the system. Telecommunications fraud is a problem that affects operators all around the globe and one of the most known frauds is illegal to bypass fraud which is used in International voice traffic, in order to avoid carrier charges and this causes opportunity loss of international interconnect usage charge (IUC) to operators and this is major concern for research scope and impacting the revenue at operator level. As a result, cellular operators around the globe lose billions annually. Moreover, SIM box compromises the cellular network infrastructure by overloading local base stations serving these devices. This paper analyses the fraudulent termination of international traffic so suggest statistical, conventional, modern approach for detection of sim box and processes hundreds of millions of anonymized voice call detail records (CDRs). Their outputs of these models are optimally fused to increase the detection rate of sim box. The operator’s fraud department confirmed that the algorithm succeeds in detecting new fraudulent SIM box.

Published by: Vipin Airn

Research Area: Telecommuincation Engineering

Research Paper

50. Analytical evaluation of Shilajit from different geographical origins

Shilajit is a sticky substance found primarily in the rocks of the Himalayas. It develops over centuries from the slow decomposition of plants. The composition of shilajit largely depends on the type of plants associated with the rocks. Since the drug does not have specific organized morphological structure, it is very difficult to authenticate the drug. The primary component of shilajit is the fulvic acid which contributes to cognitive health. An attempt was thus made to establish an easy method for standardization & hence authentication of shilajit obtained from different geographical sources. Standardization assures that products are reliable in terms of quality, efficacy, performance, and safety. High-performance thin layer chromatography proves to be a good method for quantification of shilajit using a standard marker compound. As none of the methods given in literature were capable of providing good separation, a simple method was developed for detection and quantification of fulvic acid in three raw shilajit samples from different geographical origin and purified Indian shilajit. The developed method was validated for various parameters. Fulvic acid was estimated at 254nm by densitometry by using Merck, reversed phase thin layer chromatography plate silica gel 60 as the stationary phase and a combination of methanol: water (1:1) as a mobile phase. Validation was done using the sample containing the maximum amount of fulvic acid. It was found that purified sample showed the presence of the maximum concentration of fulvic acid. The method was found to be linear, specific, accurate and reproducible.

Published by: Raisa Shaikh, Dr. Swati Patil

Research Area: Pharmacognosy

Research Paper

51. A novel and holistic functional food

Functional foods are those wholesome fortified, enriched or enhanced foods that provide health benefits beyond the provision of essential nutrients when they are consumed as part of the diet. Scientists, today are identifying physiologically active components of food that can reduce the risks of the variety of diseases and optimize health. The consumer self-care phenomenon has increased and hence there is a rapid growth in the market for health and wellness products. A functional food containing pink guava, whey and walnut were developed. The formulation was evaluated for its health benefits like antioxidant, probiotic, immune modulatory and antimicrobial activity. The formulation was freeze-dried for stability. Standardization was done using UV spectroscopy and high-performance liquid chromatography methods. The formulation showed distinct probiotic and antimicrobial activity. Immunomodulatory activity was evaluated using animal models. The formulation also showed significant values for protein, total fat content, vitamin C, pectin, and energy value. The product is a novel, holistic and economical combination and thus it can be used as the rejuvenator for an efficient, effective and healthy lifestyle.

Published by: Dr. Swati Patil, Sonal Aroskar, Raisa Shaikh

Research Area: Pharmacognosy

Research Paper

52. Tribological studies on mechanical properties of metal matrix composites

The Al 7075 alloy matrix materials possess mechanical properties with the addition of SiC particulates as reinforcement. Liquid Metallurgy method is adopted for preparing composite workpiece. composites were adopted for heat treatment process by subjecting to solutionizing followed by quenching in water media for improving the mechanical properties. Then the specimens are adapted to artificial aging at a temperature of 130˚C for different time duration. The hardness properties are examined for the composite materials before and after heat treatment. It is seen that Al 7075 composite under heat treatment conditions reveals increase hardness.

Published by: G. Ramesh, V. C. Uvaraja, C. V. Suraj, B. Senthilnathan, M. Narendhiran

Research Area: Engineering

Review Paper

53. Friction stir spot welding – A critical review

Friction stir spot welding as a derivative of friction stir welding has been developed for joining body structures. In Friction stir Spot the rotating tool is plunged through the upper sheet into the lower sheet to a predetermined depth, with the shoulder in close contact with the upper sheet. The tool is then held into the metal sheets for a short duration before its retraction. A small amount of material is squeezed out of the shoulder to form a circular protrusion on the upper sheet. Around indentation called weld, keyhole remains in the weld after the pin retraction. Due to an overlap welding configuration, a friction stir spot weld shows a distinct macrostructure. In this paper Friction stir, spot welding is reviewed and discussed.

Published by: G. Ramesh, N. Shreram, M. Shrinaath, G. Aravamudhan

Research Area: Engineering

Research Paper

54. Nοise removal technique from digital image using advance median filter algorithm

Images are often degraded by nοises. From transmission to receiver there are various situations where nοise can be mix with original data. Nοise removal is the crucial and tedious task in image processing. In general, the results of the nοise removal have a strong influence on the quality of the image processing technique. In color image processing there are so many methods for nοise removal but it depends on types of nοise and filters used to remove nοise. The nature of the nοise removal problem depends on the type of the nοise corrupting the image. In the field of image nοise reduction, several linear and non-linear filtering methods have been proposed. In our research paper salt and pepper nοise removed using the advanced median trimmed filter. Nοise level removed from the image having range 10% to 90% and also calculated following parameters PSNR, IEF, and MSE. In our simulation result, we found that as salt and pepper nοise increases the value of PSNR decreases significantly. When a comparative analysis carried out between the base paper and proposed work, values of parameters in proposed work are better and research work significantly improved.

Published by: Lalit Kumar, Jyoti, Mithlesh

Research Area: Engineering

Research Paper

55. Fuzzy logic technique for estimating software cost using Cocomo

Software cost estimation is the most challenging and important activities in software development. Developers want a simple and accurate method of efforts estimation. Estimation of cost before starting of work is a prediction and prediction always not accurate. The exact Software Price Estimation (SPE) is very difficult in the early stages of software development because many of input parameters that are active in software exploit are uncertain in the early stages. Accurate cost estimation helps us complete the project within time and budget. For this work, we have knowledge of all available techniques and tool of software cost estimation. The growing application of software and resource constraints in software task development needs a more accurate estimate of the cost and effort because of the importance in program planning and resource management admitting the number of programmings and software plan using tools and modern methods of modeling. The fuzzy set and fuzzy logic can produce accurate software attributes.

Published by: Nishi, Vikas Malik

Research Area: Engineering

Research Paper

56. Solid waste management system by IoT

Internet of Things is constantly evolving and is giving unique solutions to the everyday difficulties faced by man. "Smart City" is one such usage went for enhancing the lifestyle of people. The real obstacles faced in many areas is its solid waste management, and successful administration of the strong waste created turns into an indispensable piece of a brilliant city. This paper goes for giving an IoT based building answer for handle the issues looked by the present strong waste administration framework. By giving an entire IoT based framework, it consists of following, gathering, and dealing with the strong waste can be effectively mechanized and checked productively. By taking the problem of the strong waste management emergency of Bengaluru city, India, we have thought the general framework design and convention stack to give an IoT standard solution for providing quality and productivity of the framework. By making utilization of sensors, we gather information from the junk receptacles and that information is sent to Blynk servers. The information from different junk containers is gathered by send to Blynk servers through the internet.

Published by: Satish Kumar, Vyshali Reddy, Bhargavi Sekhar, S. Satyanarayana

Research Area: IoT

Research Paper

57. Changing pattern of financial flows in different sectors with change in time

Economic growth of any country depends upon its resources. Its resources could be manpower, investment capacity, infrastructure and natural resources. India having abundance intellectual skill and natural resource, it lacks adequate funds to invest for infrastructural development, which contributes to economic growth of the nation apart from meeting its social obligation. Through FDI and various funds inflow, lead to the higher growth rate of few sectors especially communication and service sectors. However, the resource sectors such as agriculture, forestry & Mining, community & social services have recorded constant and slow growth during the period covered in the study. This study is an attempt to explore the reasons for slow growth in resource sectors and to identify the highest & lowest growing sectors with change in time to analyze the existing economic policy of India. The study uses the objective criteria of profit motives and behaviour of market forces including regional imbalances between resource and market region.

Published by: Ravindra Nath Singh, Dr. R. D. Singh

Research Area: Economics

Research Paper

58. Energy-efficient sleeping technique in cellular network

Presently days the greater part of the people groups are utilized portable phones, therefore the number of base stations and base station utilization’s are additionally increased. The expanding interest of high limit in cell systems requires enormous vitality consumption. Thus, energy proficiency is turned out to be really objective in cell networks. In a phone network, the base stations are utilized more measure of energy. So, energy effectiveness component is connected to the base stations. In this case, we have used a mechanism to on/off base stations according to the users. If a base station does not contain any client then it goes into the sleeping mode, otherwise, it proceeds to its dynamic mode. In this case, a user-centric clustering mechanism is considered. In this technique another system is likewise used, this case the base stations check their closest neighbor base stations. Then tally the number of active base stations and sleeping base stations. If any client needs to interface another client with another base station and the majority of the base stations are sleeping. At, this case the resting base stations are naturally going into the wake-up state. And help to associate the clients.

Published by: Aswathy James, Prince Abraham

Research Area: Networking

Research Paper

59. Smart metro train

The proposed system is driverless train which is preprogrammed to run between two stations. For this, ARM 7 microcontroller is used. It exterminates need any driver. Thus, the human blunder is ruled out. The prototype provides detection of passengers at the platform. RFID module is used when the passenger is entering the station, a passenger will swipe the card and if it is valid then the passenger can enter into the train. Passenger count is displayed on the ThingSpeak webpage for future use.

Published by: Madhura Suresh Punde, Monali Sarade, Shatataraka Ulhalkar, Aparna More

Research Area: Embedded Platform

Research Paper

60. Classification of hyperspectral images using PPI and LMM

Hyperspectral images are the treasure of information since it contains hundreds of spectral bands. Classification of Hyperspectral images is the process of identifying the components in each pixel. For this purpose, the pure and mixed pixels of the image should be identified and the endmember signatures and components are identified with the help of spectral libraries. In this paper, it is attempted to identify the minerals in the hyperspectral data ‘Cuprite’, that covers the Cuprite mines in Las Vegas, Nevada, the U.S. The pure pixels are identified by using PPI algorithm and their endmember signatures are obtained. The abundance maps of mixed pixels are obtained by using LMM. The total variation based regularization and joint sparsity of abundance maps are exploited in this paper.

Published by: Pavithra Sukumar, Sreena V G

Research Area: Image Processing

Research Paper

61. Real-time human skin color detection using OTSU thresholding

Skin color is a robust cue in human skin detection. In the development of Human-Computer Interface (HCI) applications, information that are relative to skin color is extensively utilized. Human skin color shows resemblance with non-skin materials like wood, wall paint etc. So an accurate human-computer interaction system is required to be designed which can distinguish between them. Although several methods have been proposed, skin color detection still remains a challenge mainly due to problems such as illumination conditions, camera characteristics, and ethnicity.

Published by: Dujana Nuzra A K, Minnu Jayan C

Research Area: Image Processing

Research Paper

62. Face spoofing detection using LBP descriptor and ensemble subspace discriminant classifier

Recently, automatic face recognition has become a realistic target of biometrics research. Face fake attacks are truly a threat to face recognition systems. Exploration on non-invasive software based face spoofing detection schemes have been mainly concentrated on the analysis of the luminance information of the face images, accordingly discarding the chroma component, which can be very useful for discriminating fake faces from genuine ones. In this paper, we present a novel approach based on analyzing joint color-texture information of the facial image from the luminance and the chrominance channels using color local binary pattern (LBP) descriptor. Particularly the feature histograms are extracted from each image band separately. The resulting feature histograms are concatenated into an enhanced feature histogram in order to obtain an overall reproduction of the facial color texture. The final feature vector is fed to an ensemble subspace discriminant classifier and it describes whether there is a live person in front of the camera or a fake one. Also, we determine the performance measures of an ensemble classifier and compare with SVM.

Published by: Shahna J. S, Minnu Jayan C

Research Area: Electronics and Communication Engineering (image Processing)

Research Paper

63. A study to assess the effectiveness of infrared radiation therapy on pain perception and wound healing among primi postnatal women with episiotomy

Motherhood has true nobility and unique capacities. Pregnancy and childbirth are special events in women’s lives. This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of Infrared radiation therapy on pain perception and wound healing among prime postnatal women with episiotomy in Christian mission hospital, Madurai. The study was conducted among 60 postnatal women, 30 in experimental group and 30 in control group, who were selected by using purposive sampling technique. Data collection was done as planned 6 weeks were taken for data collection procedure. The data gathered were analyzed and the interpretation was made on the study objectives. The paired‘t’ test and independent‘t’ test were used to find out the effectiveness of infrared radiation therapy. Comparison of pain perception and wound healing status values between pre-test and post-test, experimental and control group showed the significant difference at 0.05 levels. The study concluded that the infrared radiation therapy was effective in reducing episiotomy pain and wound healing. Therefore, infrared radiation therapy should be used to augment the therapy of episiotomy.

Published by: Elizebeth Rani

Research Area: Nursing

Research Paper

64. Triangular shaped Sirpinski fractal patch antenna used in GPS, 4th generation and 5th generation

Recent efforts by several researchers around the world to combine fractal geometry with electromagnetic theory have led to a large number of novel and innovative antenna designs. In this research work, we provide a comprehensive overview of the latest advances in the rapid development of fractal antenna engineering. Fractal antenna engineering research focuses on two aspects: the first is the analysis and design of fractal antenna elements and the second is the application of fractal theory in antenna array design. Fractals do not have feature sizes and are usually replicated by themselves at different scales. These unique properties of fractal have been developed for the development of new types of antenna element designs in multi-band or compact size. On the other hand, fractal arrays are a subset of sparse arrays and have been shown to have many very desirable properties, including multi-band performance. Low sidelobe level, and the ability to develop fast beamforming algorithms based on the fractal, recursive nature. In this research work, we are presenting four band fractal antenna used for GPS, 4G and 5G applications. The antenna is simulated in HFSS (High-Frequency Structure Simulator) software tool. For the optimization of the proposed work parametric analysis is performed at various dimensions of the fractal antenna.

Published by: Gaganpreet Singh, Mukta Sharma

Research Area: Microstrip Patch Antenna

Research Paper

65. Role of make in India, standup India on employment generation

The government launched “Make in India initiative which aims at promoting India as AN investment destination and to establish India as a worldwide hub for manufacturing, style, and innovation. The initiative aims to provide a favorable environment to the business community in order that they can devote their resources, efforts, and energy to productive work. A number of steps have been taken by the government to enhance the benefit of doing business within the country. Rules and procedures have been simplified and a number of merchandise are embarked on licensing necessities. The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) worked with a bunch of highly specialized agencies to create brand new infrastructure, together with an obsessive help desk and mobile initial website that packed a wide array of data into a simple, sleek menu. The government has spread out a number of sectors for FDI. The standup India scheme is being launched to promoted entrepreneurship among individuals from schedule caste/ schedule tribe and women World Health Organization will be provided loan starting from Rs. 1 0lakh to Rs. 100lakh. This study based on secondary knowledge taken from newspaper, magazine, governmental reports, etc. Analyses the govt schemes that attempt to form such conditions that are favorable for augmentation of employment, entrepreneurship, and growth. During this context, startup India is AN initiative that aims to encourage entrepreneurship in the country in order that the increasing hands emerge as a resource for aspiring entrepreneurs. Startup India as a governmental plan is a comprehensive institutional support package to youths with an unconventional business plan in new areas. This analysis paper is an attempt to assess the startup India/Bharat/Asian country/Asian nation} and various another flagship program of the government like make In India, skill India/ Digital India etc. Proclaimed by the govt of the Asian country to facilitate growth and development of the country. Moreover, this study conjointly evaluates the assorted challenges that are proving a hurdle in the setting up and functioning of business enterprises.

Published by: Pooja Dubey

Research Area: Power to Empower

Research Paper

66. Effect of earthquake load on buildings with infilled walls: An overview

Inferable from the expanding shortage and cost of land, structural engineers are being headed to receive the vertical development of structures. This need keeps on testing designers to achieve new statures and this pattern of expanding tallness of structures gets more challenge in the type of seismic burdens. As the tallness of the building expands the impact of the seismic load likewise ends up basic. Masonry infill’s being an essential individual in the building, But, it has been seen amid past seismic tremors that a lot of structures having infilled walls have brought about enormous harms or aggregate fall. Be that as it may, a detailed seismic investigation to comprehend the seismic behavior of the structures with infilled walls under seismic load is fundamental for the proper plan and their better performance. Along these lines, amid this investigation, an audit of different written works on building having masonry infills is done so as to comprehend the behavior of a building with infilled walls under the activity of seismic tremor loads.

Published by: Farooq Ahmed, Soun Mor

Research Area: Civil Engineering

Research Paper

67. A study to evaluate the effectiveness of breast crawl technique on physiological outcome during the third stage of labour and immediate initiation of breastfeeding among postnatal mother at the selected hospital, Trichy

Uninterrupted Breast crawl technique is important just after the delivery, may promote breastfeeding and prevent postpartum hemorrhage. Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of breast crawl technique on physiological outcome during the third stage of labour and immediate initiation of breastfeeding among postnatal mother in the experimental group. Design: Quasi-experimental posttest-only design. Setting: Selected hospital, Trichy.Participants:60 postnatal mothers fulfilling the inclusion criteria. Selection criteria: Postnatal mothers, experimental group 30, control group 30 on the third stage of labour at a Selected hospital were included. Methods: Non-probability convenience sampling technique was used. Results: The result shows that among postnatal mothers in an experimental group, the level of blood loss 17 (57%) of postnatal mothers had mild blood loss, 13 (43%) had moderate blood loss and none of them had severe blood loss. Regarding duration of separation of the placenta in the third stage of labour 19 (63%) has ≤ 6 min and 11 (37%) has > 6 min. Majority 2 (7%) had maximum breastfeeding score, 28 (93%) had effective vigorous feeding and none of them had moderately effective feeders and effective sucking rhythm not established. Unpaired’ test shown, blood loss (4.76), duration of separation of the placenta in the third stage of labour (7.84) and immediate initiation of breastfeeding (10.92) statistically significant at p0.05. Conclusion: The breast crawl technique was effective on physiological outcome during the third stage of labour and immediate initiation of breastfeeding in the experimental group. Clinical applications: The breast crawl technique is one of the physiological techniques which can be applied to improve the physiological outcome of the mother in the third stage of labour & improve the breastfeeding.

Published by: P. Christena

Research Area: Midwifery and Gynecological Nursing

Review Paper

68. Aeroponics- A step towards sustainable farming

Aeroponic is a type of vertical farming. It is actually a process which means the cultivation of plants without the use of soil or minimal use of soil. In this method, the roots of the plant are suspended in the air and nutrients are sprayed in the nutrient chamber. This process can be done in both ways whether be it a semi-closed environment or closed environment. The circumstance is controlled and it requires a lot of care with respect to temperature, humidity, pH etc. In recent years, the Aeroponic system has been used mostly to have a pesticides free cultivation. Prediction says that in coming years Aeroponic will increase the yield and also the quality of crops grown. The set up for Aeroponic includes a proper monitoring and control system for water and nutrients distribution for utilizing the Aeroponic cultivation at its best. The monitoring system monitors the chamber’s parameters such as temperature & humidity whereas control system manages actuators in delivering water and nutrients. LCD will display the details of temperature and humidity and the data will be transmitted to a computer to facilitate easier monitoring. The microcontroller will help in the automation of the regulation of actuators for the distribution of water and nutrients.

Published by: Richa Shubham, Arpita Kumari, Bedanga Bikash Saikia, Kumari Udita, Rajeshwari P

Research Area: Agriculture

Research Paper

69. IoT based retailed shopping system using NFC

In current retail shopping systems, one witnesses long queues at the counter primarily due to limited barcode scanners for product identification and billing system. This causes inconvenience to the customers as well as can be regarded as a waste of time. Furthermore, the barcode system is getting outdated due to memory constraints. In the present paper, the concept of an IoT based retail shopping system using NFC is proposed that is time-saving. It combines the concept of Near Field Communication (NFC) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) with the Internet of Things (IoT). Software technologies like Atmel Studio, PHP, Eagle, Extreme Burner have also been employed in the project. In this system, each product will be assigned a near field communication (NFC) tag which consists of all the product information. Wireless techniques and electronic tag have been used for product identification. To access this information, NFC readers will be used which come inbuilt in all the new smartphones. This system would be mounted on the trolley so that the bill can be easily generated based on the products placed on the shopping cart, using an Internet of Things (IoT) framework. Design of a novel shopping cart equipped with NFC reader and wireless module is presented which serves as a connection between the cart and the server using IoT framework. The proposed design of cart consists of an LCD, RFID reader, and EEPROM. The payment can then be made either online or through cash. Thus there remains no requirement of manual intervention and with the introduction of NFC enabled smartphones, these processes can be made automated.

Published by: Bansi G. Jani, Divyang Shah

Research Area: Electronic and Communication

Research Paper

70. Driver fatigue detection and accident preventing system

In today’s availing conditions many traffic accidents have been occurring due to driver’s fatigue or diminished vigilance level. Driver fatigue detection based on computer vision is one of the most hopeful applications of image recognition technology. There are several factors that reflect driver's fatigue. An eye is the most important feature of the human face. In this paper, we describe a system that locates and tracks the eyes of a driver and finds drivers fatigue and turns on the adaptive cruise control system. The purpose of such a system is to perform detection of driver fatigue by mounting a small camera inside the car, we can monitor the face of the driver and look for eye-movements which indicate that the driver is no longer in condition to drive and turns on the ACCS. Finally, experiment results show that the proposed fatigue monitoring system detects driver fatigue probability more exactly and robustly and sends the signal to ACCS.

Published by: A. Swathi

Research Area: Image Processing

Research Paper

71. Braille glove

About 37 million people across the globe are visually impaired which is a substantial proportion of world’s population In this fast developing world which is tending more towards the use of digital communication, the blind people find it really difficult to cope up with the pace of it. Although there have been some attempts made to develop several systems to help them to connect digitally with the society. Considering the present condition of the visually impaired people, we have developed a system (Braille Glove) which will help the user to send and receive text message using the standard Braille code. This paper describes a low-cost Braille Glove for blind people using touch sensors and vibration motors. This glove allows the person to type characters representing the Braille combination using the touch sensor which is placed on the palm side of the glove. This glove also allows the person to read the incoming message using the vibration motors which we have placed on the back side of the glove.

Published by: Amey B. Shinde, Kumar Shubham, Swaroop A. Raut

Research Area: Communication

Research Paper

72. Design and fabrication of convertible wheelchair

It is inevitable for any country to have people with disabilities or have trouble with standing up, especially arthritis patients. The most commonly used devices for disabled people are wheelchairs. What’s more, the life quality of disabled people and patients has caught attention by society. A modernized convertible wheelchair has become a popular engineering challenge for decades. We aimed to design a new mechanical system in the wheelchair to help people stand up as well as they can rest and sleep, this mechanism should be safer, simpler in structure, less power consuming and more economic. The structure is designed for the wheelchair to fit the natural human standing, sitting and sleeping posture. The standing and sleeping convertible wheelchair we will design may help people with disability to surge self-esteem; reach objects placed high, deliver a speech on a podium. By the way, it’s boring for a person to sit for a long time.

Published by: Nirmal Mistry, Mit Panchal, Bhadresh Mangroliya, Avinash Kumar Labana

Research Area: Mechanical and Medical Department

Research Paper

73. Evaluation of quality management system by implementing quality matrix in construction using SPSS

Quality has become a very popular subject in recent years due to conceptual changes in the industry. The product in any industry should be manufactured to a required standard, one that provides customer satisfaction and value for money. Quality is one of the critical success factors in the construction industry. The need for achieving the quality of the finished product in the building construction is very important. The high cost of buildings makes it necessary to ensure the quality of the finished product. Quality is an essential element for sustainability and customer satisfaction. In construction projects, quality performance is considered as vital for client satisfaction. This study is intended to provide clients, project managers, designers, and contractors with the necessary information needed to better manage the quality of a construction building projects by identifying the factors that affect process quality of construction projects and to rank them by the degree of importance. Developing a quality system is the first step towards improving quality in the construction industry. Towards this goal, firstly a questionnaire survey will be conducted in a construction industry. From the data collected by the questionnaire survey analysis can be done by using SPSS statistics software.

Published by: Naseef VP

Research Area: Construction Engineering and Management

Review Paper

74. Wireless passive RFID based smart trolley with APP for billing solutions

Purchasing a large number of goods from wholesale markets has become a commotion. People select different items and then needs to go to the billing counter for payment. At the billing counter, the wholesale retailer prepares the bill using barcode reader which can be time-consuming. To provide more efficient shopping experience we are proposing a smart trolley, which provides smart shopping as well as better stock management. It will consist of RFID active reader passive tag system in replacement to the barcode, the mobile application will be used for self-checkout and GSM module will be used along with the database to manage the stock of the wholesale.

Published by: Vatsala Vaibhavi, Shailja Roy, Shreya, Shweta Das

Research Area: Engineering

Research Paper

75. Effect of partial replacement of sand by glass powder and steel powder over the properties of concrete: Implementation

In the present research, a series of experiments had been performed to compare the use of glass powder and steel powder as partial replacement of sand in different proportions. Blended cement prepared by mixing Portland cement with Fly ash in 1:0.5 and 1:1 proportion has been used for this study. Concrete mixes are modified by 10%, 15% and 20% and 25% of glass powder and steel powder in replacement.

Published by: Achal Jain, Nitin Thakur

Research Area: Civil Engineering

Research Paper

76. Estimation of breast tumour size, location and pre-processing algorithm for the breast thermal signatures

Breast cancer is the second most cause of the death among the women in society. Thermography is the non-invasive, non-contact imaging modality that can be used for the early detection of breast cancer. This paper proposes the development of the mathematical model using Penne’s bio-heat transfer equation, and the estimation of the location and the size of the tumour using Metropolis-Hasting (MH) algorithm. This paper also proposes the pre-processing of the thermal images using RGB max filter and Grab-cut algorithm to extract out the region of interest where the probability of the presence of the tumour is more.

Published by: Balwant Singh Rao, Sandesh Shetty, Joshi Manisha Shivaram, V Umadevi, Aradhana Katke

Research Area: Medical Image Modalities

Research Paper

77. An appraisal of agile DSDM approach

In current generations, software development has been the biggest problem while developing large-scale applications considering the resourced and dynamic changes of client requirement. Scrum software development, when moving forward took the written format as the agile framework was introduced to overcome the problems caused by the conventional software development life cycle (SDLC). Considering the limitations in Business Process (BP) and Xtreme Programming (XP) this paper will focus on Dynamic System Development methodologies (DSDM) which will help to develop the software at a regular pace accepting dynamic changes in client requirements which will help to better planning, optimizing costs, managing, executing and scaling agile process and iterative software development projects.

Published by: Suman Babu Chapram

Research Area: Agile Methodologies

Case Study

78. Creating value stream mapping to identify areas of improvements and improve USC mailing process

Undergrad housing of USC receive personal emails, official emails, perishable packages, etc., on a regular basis and it is hence a very important task of the housing department to deliver the mails to the right person without any damage. Mails and packages that are received are numbered and are fed into the system by scanning the tracking number and by assigning the receiver’s name to the tracking number. The process seems to be a fairly simple and effective process that makes sure that no package is lost and no package stays in the mailroom for a long time. But when the process of receiving and sorting is analyzed, we can see that there is a lot of scope for improvement & inventory management. By creating a value stream mapping to identify the areas of improvement, there were many non-value adding steps and a lot of waiting time that lead to an increased cycle time. This paper discusses the improvements that can be implemented in the process steps to make it better and hence increase the efficiency of the service delivered by analyzing the inputs, outputs, inventory and value proposition involved.

Published by: Mahalakshmi Ramasubbu

Research Area: Lean Operations

Research Paper

79. Selective feature processing with k-Nearest Neighbor classification to predict credit card frauds

The predictive analytics are being used in many applications across the globe ranging from financial risk to avalanche studies. In this paper, a new approach is designed to predict the credit card frauds. This approach utilizes the imbalanced feature correction methodology, which eventually reduces the levitation of the features towards one class. The proposed model is designed to filter the credit card data by analyzing the multiple factors to analyze and predict the fraudulent transactions. The proposed model utilizes the maximum-minimum scaling method to scale the quantitative variables on 0-1 scale, after handling the missing values with column mean value. The SVM and KNN based classification method are used to predict the patterns for the credit card frauds. The experimental results have proved the proposed model based on SVM classification as the most efficient algorithm for the purpose of fraudulent pattern prediction. The SVM has been recorded with 99.94% (mean) of accuracy, which is slightly lower than KNN’s 99.95% (mean). Also KNN outperformed SVM on the basis of recall with (approx 91%) and F1 measure (approx 84%) against approx. 84.50% (recall) and approx 82.50% (F1 measure).

Published by: Simranjeet Kaur, Sikander Singh Cheema

Research Area: Predictive Analytics

Research Paper

80. Self curing concrete

Since we identify water shortage is mounting day by day, so an vital research should be needed to do the constructions without water. In early stages, water was mandatory for the curing purposes in construction. Curing of material do a chief job in rising pore structure and microstructure to increase durability and performance with water-soluble polyethylene glycol as a self-curing agent and lightweight aggregate as granite. The aim of this thesis is to revise concerning the power and stability of concrete with water-soluble polyethylene glycol as the self-curing agent. This agent will lessen the water disappearance from concrete. The goal of this investigation is to look at the strength and durability houses of concrete the usage of water-soluble Polyethylene Glycol as the self-curing agent. The characteristic of a self-curing agent is to reduce the water evaporation from concrete, and therefore they grow the water retention capacity of concrete as compared to the conventionally cured concrete. The use of self-curing admixtures may be very crucial from the point of view that saving of water is a necessity every day (every one cubic meter of concrete calls for 3m3 of water in a construction, most of that's used for curing).In this examine, compressive energy and break up the tensile power of concrete containing self-curing agent is investigated and in comparison with those of conventionally cured concrete. It is observed via this experimental take a look at that concrete cast with Polyethylene Glycol as a self-curing agent is stronger than that received via sprinkler curing in addition to by using immersion curing.  

Published by: Rahul Dev, R. Navaneethan

Research Area: Concrete Technology

Research Paper

81. Construction of private methodical query services in the cloud with RASP data commotion

As digital technology is fast evolving and becoming an essential tool for businesses, the concept of cloud is evolved. The phenomenon of the cloud is described in terms of private and public. The proposed approach is based on the public cloud domain, which consists, numerous nodes with distributed computing resources in many different geographic locations. This approach leads the public cloud domain into several cloud partitions. The approach of distributed computing in the cloud simplifies the load balancing and allows database indexes to build over an encryption table. Many times, data into the cloud is stored by maintaining confidentiality, query privacy, efficient query processing at low cost (CPEL Criteria). However, the data owners always desire to submit their quires after realizing the privacy assurance of the cloud. In this aspect, researchers have introduced few techniques such as RASP (Random Space Perturbation), k-NN (k-Nearest Neighbor) Algorithm etc. The main problem across RASP technique is, generating the encryption key which is too large and its implementation makes the time and space overhead. The existing RASP data perturbation technique along with k-NN algorithm is exploited to furnish privacy to the cloud. Wherein, issues such as categorical data and leaked query in the model are identified and addressed, by holding no change in designing the k-NN-R algorithm.

Published by: Shubhashree Sahoo, Gogu Swathi

Research Area: Data Minning

Research Paper

82. E-learning: Distributed processing of large datasets with parallel algorithm

In today’s lifestyle, every task has been executed by the help of internet. The online system or the internet facilities getting more widespread as well as its becoming part of the human lifestyle. Now in days, every individual recommends that learning should at any-place and any-time, and this recommendation is resolved by E-Learning system. There are multiple E-learning portals are available like javaTpoint. The aim of proposed e-learning platform was: • Course data materials must be secure. • Allowing learner to register and enter into the courses. • Learning should be easier, fluent and learner friendly. • Effective communication between learner and e-learn platform. The learner, using a web browser, interacts with the e-learning application. The learner can register to the system for particular course Next step is learner recommended for textual study material and video study material so that learner can refer notes or be learning the material as per choice. The learner can learn easily, flexible at any time, at anywhere we present a technical analysis of seven studies in the context of the application of data mining approach in e-learning. The results of our analysis support the use of data mining techniques for building a new generation of intelligent e-learning systems for different tasks and domains. E-learning course offerings are now plentiful, and many new e-learning platforms and systems have been developed and implemented with varying degrees of success. These systems generate a top increasing amount of data, and much of this information has the potential to become new knowledge to improve all instances of e-learning. Data mining processes should enable the extraction of this knowledge. Now implementing e-learning web interface can help to design courses more effectively, detect anomalies, inspire and guide further research, and help learners use resources more efficiently. The long-term objective is that to create fully featured learning system for the learning environment.

Published by: Rabia Ashrafi, Sharmila Sankar

Research Area: Big Data

Research Paper

83. Highly efficient Z source inverter

This project deals with the design, analysis, simulation, and development of Highly Efficient Boost Inverter using Z Source Network. The boost capabilities of the traditional Z-source networks are limited; the proposed converters are composed of combined traditional Z-Source networks in different ways to enhance the boost abilities of the traditional Z-source networks. The proposed converter is satisfied the traditional benefits of Z-source networks with stronger voltage boost abilities which can also be applied to dc-ac, ac-ac, and ac-dc power conversions. Analysis, MATLAB Simulation, and the Experimental result were illustrated in this paper.

Published by: Mithun Manohar, Susan V Ninan, Jeepa K J

Research Area: Electrical and Electronic

Research Paper

84. Design of polarization filter using silver material

Photonic Crystal Fiber is a kind of optical fiber that uses bandgap effect as the principle of the light guiding mechanism. It is a low loss periodic dielectric medium which runs along the entire fiber length constructed using a periodic array of microscopic air holes. Due to the special characteristics of photonic crystal fiber, it has become a trend to use Polarization Switch, Rotator, Filter, and Multiplexer. Polarizing filter based on Photonic Crystal fiber has many impacts in all fiber communication. Thus, single polarizing filter based on dual-wavelength photonic crystal fiber is designed with silver-coated large holes. The type of photonic crystal fiber used is a solid core for polarization filter in order to darken skies, manage reflections, or suppress glare from the surface of lakes or the sea application using finite element method. Mostly Silver exhibits the highest conductivity of all metals. When the material wavelength is changed, correspondingly effective index of the material is also varied (i.e) effective index depends on input wavelength. Thus, the dual-wavelength single Polarization filter is between 1310nm to 1550nm and their polarization direction of the optical output is independent of the wavelength of incident light.  

Published by: Parimala, N. Aravindan, A. Sivanantharaja

Research Area: Photonic Crystal

Research Paper

85. Simulation study of brent kung adder using cadence tool

Adders are the most fundamental piece of any computerized framework. In order to perform the addition of two numbers, adders are used. They also form the requisite part of Arithmetic and Logic Unit. Besides this application, they are also used in computers to calculate address, indices and operation codes. Adders are also used to employ different algorithms in Digital Signal Processing. There is a prerequisite to provide an efficient adder design which fulfills the trade-off amongst speed and space consideration to increase the performance of the system. In the modern age, in addition to the trade-off between speed and space, power consumption assumes an imperative. Gadgets with low power utilization and good performance are favored in real-time applications. Parallel Prefix adders are the ones generally utilized as a part of Digital Designs due to the adaptability associated with outlining these Adders. Brent Kung Adder (BKA) is a low power parallel prefix adder, as it uses minimum circuitry to obtain the result. A simulation study of this adder is carried out using cadence tool. The 4-bit, 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit BKAs were designed and simulated using CMOS logic- 45nm Technology. A comparative study was made by comparing the obtained results with Ripple Carry adder and Carry Look-ahead adders. Obtained results show that the power consumption and propagation delay for the BKA implementation are reduced compared to RCA and CLA.

Published by: T. Vamshi Krishna, Niveditha S, Mamatha. G. N, Sunil. M. P

Research Area: VLSI

Research Paper

86. Voxification – Voice based manipulation of slides in powerpoint

Speech recognition technology is one of the fast growing engineering technologies. It has a number of applications in different areas and provides potential benefits. This project uses speech recognition technology to navigate through a PowerPoint presentation.

Published by: Kavya N M, Steffi Priya D'Souza, Gagan, Gautham R Poojary

Research Area: Voice Based Presentation

Review Paper

87. Awareness and introduction in Greenway, with benefit and planned greenway planning strategies

Greenways is a transmitted term which applied to the worldwide area of landscape, landscape design planning strategies, benefits of greenway through different styles and functions, concept, and its fundamentals use. Some of the emerging on the benefits of protecting surrounding networks of land. These articles are highly important for the definitions of greenway characteristics, planning of greenway, the connection of greenway through social and aesthetic, benefits and liabilities which can apply on the topography for the greenway. Here in this study the greenway planning based on patterns, shapes, materials, sizes, open space, semi-covered space, forms, etc. Entire in this discussion greenway are taken as totally useful planning design strategies and management of sustainability landscape. It depicts with an illustration of the importance of greenway planning comprehensive.lt invites the nature protection for the huge development of capturing recreational uses. It also worked for restoration and preservation of natural resources with the rivers corridor, walkway corridor, and roadside corridor and also found some examples for the framework for many greenway corridors.

Published by: Puja Verma

Research Area: Landscape Architecture

Research Paper

88. Design and development of voice coil actuator device for examination of skin sensitivity of diabetic patients

Diabetic neuropathy can cause the loss in the sensation of feet skin that provokes amputation and wounds. In the occasion that diabetic neuropathy influences one to lose feeling in your skin especially under the feet, one may not feel the loss of sensation or wounds. The voice coil actuator is basically used in the industrial purpose and specifically designed for those industrial applications specifically one other motivational reason is that the voice coil actuator for this particular application isn't accessible and consequently should have been produced for this undertaking. This paper tells how the voice coil actuator is developed and the controller required. This also shows how the tone and vibration levels can be controlled individually to improve the system. Diabetes can make these wounds hard to recover and increase the likelihood of ailments. These wounds and infections can provoke the takeoff of a toe, foot, or part of the leg. Finding and treating skin issues early can cut down the chances that will make real contamination.

Published by: Mohammed Sameer M, Nagaraj M S, Thyagaraj C, Dr. Joshi Manisha S

Research Area: Engineering

Research Paper

89. Probiotic characterization of lactic acid bacteria isolated from fermented grapes, dates and soil and partial purification of its probiotics

The present research was focused on probiotic characterization of lactic acid bacteria from soil and fermented foods.L acetic acid bacterial isolates were examined in-vitro for their probiotic characteristics and their antimicrobial activities against some human pathogens. For potential probiotic properties based on their Low pH tolerance, Bile salt resistance, Production of an antimicrobial substance, Proteolytic activity. The result shows that isolates belonged to the genus Lactobacillus. LAB isolates L5, L1 and L10 showed high acid tolerance at pH3.0 and pH2.0 for 3hrs, 0.3% Bile salt for 4hrs.13. They were exhibited good ability to attach to intestinal epithelial cells and were not resistant to the tested antibiotics they also showed good. Antimicrobial activities against the tested pathogenic strains of human and most of them exhibited stronger antimicrobial activity than the reference strain L. casei Shirota. Therefore, an isolated strain is thought to survive through the intestinal ecosystem and is considered to be suitable as a bio preservative and can be used as a development of various probiotic food products.

Published by: Dr. Heena Asif Pathan, Aazma Khan, Dr. Swati. D. Wavhal

Research Area: Microbiology

Case Study

90. Analysis of technical process and application of process models in tannery department of the leather industry

The primary objective of this project is to explain the general technical process carried out in tannery department of leather industries with a detailed analysis of the requirements of the process. The paper also explains the different manufacturing steps in leather production in an industry. To make the system more effective, a few improvisations on the leather manufacturing processes that can be implemented are discussed. It also aims to define and explain the agile methodology, waterfall model and extracting characteristics from both the models to suit the system. The paper describes the generalized overview of standard processes carried out through leather industries and some of the processes may differ with respect to a few aspects of each organization.

Published by: Mahalakshmi Ramasubbu

Research Area: Systems Engineering

Review Paper

91. Machine learning based classifier model for autonomous distracted driver detection and prevention

Recent researches and surveys have provided us with the evidence that distracted driving is a major cause of vehicle crashes all around the world. In-vehicle information systems (IVIS) have raised driver safety concern and thus, detecting distracted driver is of paramount importance. The project (or paper) shows a method of real-time distraction detection and initiates safety measures. In the realization of this project we have used Web-Cam, Raspberry Pi (a low cost, small size computing device), along with concepts of deep learning and convolutional neural networks. We classify drivers into multiple categories of distraction, some of them are texting, drinking, operating IVIS etc. Web-Cam feeds the classifier with real-time images of a driver of a particular vehicle. The system also constitutes a buzzer alarm which rings once the distraction is detected.

Published by: Ashu Yadav, Naveen Sharma, Yadvendra Yadav, Jasaram Choudhary, Praveen Hore

Research Area: Machine Learning

Review Paper

92. Optimal path finder using genetic algorithm

In a large scale network, shortest distance query is a primary operation. Travelling salesman problem is a major problem faced by salesman. Through this paper we describe how the travelling salesman problem is solved by the method of genetic algorithms. Genetic algorithms are the evolutionary techniques for finding the fittest gene amongst all the combination of chromosomes using crossover and mutations over the chromosomes. The purpose is to find the most approximate solution that gives us the least distance, which is the shortest route for traversing the cities. This problem a salesman has to traverse n number of cities in such way that it gives a ‘uni’ directed graph and each city is visited only once. We accomplish this by carrying out the algorithm through generating a fitness formula and With the help of genetic operators like selection, crossover and mutation.

Published by: Rahul Verma, Nimesh Khawas, Anup Rai, Arvind Lal

Research Area: Travelling Salesman Problem, Genetic Algorithm

Research Paper

93. Performance evaluation and energy efficiency based on SROLSR in MANET

Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) is formed by a set of wireless mobile hosts that dynamically configure themselves by exploiting their wireless network interfaces without relying on any fixed infrastructure. Mobile hosts used in MANET supports the roles that are ensured by the powerful fixed infrastructure in traditional networks. This is a challenging task for the mobile hosts that have limited resources such as processing power, storage, and energy. Malicious and selfish behaviors are a serious threat against routing in delay/disruption tolerant networks (DTNs). A probabilistic misbehavior detection scheme, for secure DTN routing toward Fine-grained analysis closely coupled with the concept of trust. Nodes may misbehave either because they are malicious or because they are selfish. The approach is used in parallel to generate the list of misbehaving nodes. For efficient Improvement of the scheme, we correlate detection probability with a node’s reputation. The analysis and simulation results demonstrate the Effectiveness and efficiency of the proposed scheme using SR-OLSR Protocol. Mobile ad hoc networks (MANET) rely on the cooperation of all the participating nodes. The SR-OLSR protocol itself incurs a low checking overhead, Every node computes the trust of the observed neighbors. These trust values are passed on to analyzer function which is mapped into different classes. The resulting classes show the trust levels of the observed nodes using per hop distance and measurement and also we achieve security to send the message from the source to destination.

Published by: Arunadevi. D

Research Area: Network

Case Study

94. Comprehending depression in Youth!

Depression has well been foreseen as the major cause of death in some 5-6 years to come, surpassing cancer, stroke, accidents, you name it! A precarious malady, of which regrettably not much can be done on a preventive front. Well, everyone seems to go through depression - everyone, from the maniac laborer on highly low wages to someone you follow on Instagram or Twitter (though the intensity is manageable enough most of the times)! But can something really be done about it in the first place? Well, I would simply love to share my piece of experience with being an inexorable slave to the incessant mania, and helplessness. These won’t certainly be the words of a doctor. However, the primary inclination of whatever would go on further would always be towards helping you out with a few tools that I feel I have managed to gather down the road. I do feel that I have emerged victorious over such a bipolar disorder (fingers crossed - for at least I have been able to write on it!), and by now, I have fairly been able to acclimatize myself with a few poignant repercussions as well.

Published by: Mayank M. Bhandare

Research Area: Medical Psycho

Research Paper

95. International human resource management: Challenging to cultural strategic management by decentralization

A have a look at on the cultural strategic management of labor with the aid of worldwide operations through decentralized the organization. Undertaking to the effectiveness of an employer with the aid of using sources as according to monetary overall performance, obeying local regulations and policies, technology and managing the human useful resource. The statistics analyzed with CGS system in conduct science. Analyzing the cultural by way of places are planning, implementation and control of the method to directing workforce in a business enterprise by way of decentralization. Well executed as in keeping with cultural strategy control by using the decentralized organization are new orientations to the effectiveness of worldwide human useful resource control. Through the assisting multinational companies are the developed enterprise in addition to their existed nations.

Published by: Mannava Sumaja, M Kishore Babu

Research Area: Human Resource Management

Research Paper

96. A study on diversity of personality in a team and its effect on the team’s performance

Individuals differ in personality and social conduct. It is by and large acknowledged that some of this variety is because of contrasts in qualities and some to "condition"— that is, differences in individual’s experience. This study investigated the relationships between Personality differences in a team and its effect on the direct overall performance of the whole team. Particularly, this study has considered the MBTI, extensively used by professionals in relationships, spirituality, careers, education, workplace, and organization etc for investigating personality types. The MBTI personality test was conducted on Students based in Management College in Pune. A total of 79 students falling in the range of 21 to 23 years of age completed the personality test.

Published by: Sumit Yadav, Tanvi Malik, Naval Lawande

Research Area: Management

Research Paper

97. Design of frame for a wall mounted indoor swing

All The back and forth motion of the swing is good for children under the age of five years as it teaches them how to get along with others. But nowadays, due to the shortage of time & also rush at the gardens, children are not able to play swings. Some indoor swings are available but they are having some drawbacks. This paper presents the design of a frame of a wall mounted swing. It consists of a cantilever beam, two support members, and other parts. The cantilever beam is designed considering the bending stresses developed in it. This beam will be used for hanging the chains of swing. The deflection of the beam in the horizontal plane during swinging action is restricted by two supporting members on each side of the beam. All welded joints in this frame are also designed.

Published by: Mallu Bhojappa Mane, Hemant D. Lagdive

Research Area: Mechanical Engineering

Review Paper

98. Wi-Fi hotspot with captive portal on Raspberry Pi

The Internet is the biggest network of computers worldwide for communication. Internet or inter-network of these devices help make rapid progress in the technology making the world a better place to live in. Every day there is an innovation which leads to new methods of communication and thus, networking. In the proposed work, Wi-Fi hotspot is enabled on Raspberry Pi with a Captive portal technique implemented, where the user can connect to the hotspot with the help of a captive portal page. The required entries like username and password need to be entered in the portal page which authenticates the user. The entries are verified in the database, if the entries are valid the user gets the internet access for certain period of time. If the entries are invalid access gets denied. The message status is maintained in the database to check whether the message is sent to the user or not.

Published by: Annapurna B P, Vani V

Research Area: Wireless Networks

Research Paper

99. Quality of work life: The pace and face of an organization

The Pace and scale of change in organizations over the recent years has brought about a renewed interest in the issue of quality of people's work lives. Quality of work life is a comprehensive, department-wide program designed to enhance services to the public by improving and helping employees in better management of changes and transition in organizations. These programs or policies include autonomy, recognition, belonging, progress, development of the employees. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the quality of work life of employees in the organizations.  

Published by: A Serene Flavia

Research Area: Human Resources Management

Research Paper

100. Fabrication of dual fuel (CNG + Electric) motorcycle

The aim of this examination is an investigation of the achievability and preferences of utilizing the natural gas as a contrasting option to gasoline as a fuel for hybrid electric vehicles. Using CNG vehicles are extremely valuable in India considering the way that gasoline fuel is offered at a vigorously sponsored cost and consequently, by converting a significant portion of the automobiles to run on CNG, the gasoline fuel utilization could be lessened. This will bring about more oil being accessible for trade which will be valuable to the economy of the nation. This process assessed a test examination on Compressed Natural Gas as an elective fuel for four-stroke start motor and furthermore Battery worked. The essential target of the investigation was to determine the performance and the fumes emanations of the motor utilizing distinctive fuel. The motor utilized as a part of the examination was initially a single cylinder, four-stroke start motor and minor alterations were done to allow the trials to keep running on CNG fuel. Amid the running, the engine was coupled to a ropeway dynamometer to quantify a few motor execution parameters and a gas analyzer was embedded into the motor fumes tailpipe for estimating the fumes emanations. The engine execution considers were led with engine setup. Parameters like brake power, brake fuel utilization and brake thermal efficiency were ascertained. The test outcome showed that CNG fuel has the closest performance to Gasoline fuel. The focus levels of CO, CO2 and unburnt HC recorded are observed to be lower than the gas-fuelled motor.

Published by: Samarendra Singh, Sarthak Singh, Sharaj Kant, Saurav Khari, Madan Prasad

Research Area: Mechanical Engineering

Research Paper

101. Intruder recognition in a farm through wireless sensor network

To implement intruder detection in fields, a Wireless sensor network-based system is developed. Motion sensors are placed at numerous locations around the farm. These sensors ceaselessly sense the movement and communicate to the organizer through Radio-frequency transceiver. The organizer on detection raises an alert and a call is made to the farm owner mobile through Global System for Mobile. Further, to differentiate between authorized and unauthorized entries Radio- frequency identification tags are used. WSN has been utilized in several applications such habitat monitoring, building monitoring. Wireless Sensor Networks accommodates detector nodes deployed in an exceedingly manner to gather data concerning surrounding atmosphere. Their distributed nature knowledge forwarding to the farmer. Intrusion Detection Systems will play a vital role in detective work and preventing security attacks. This paper presents current Intrusion Detection Systems using WSN technology.

Published by: K. Jai Santhoshi, Bhavana. S

Research Area: Agriculture

Research Paper

102. Assessing forest degradation and analysis of future scenarios using GIS and remote sensing

The study entails detecting forest degradation and modeling future scenario using GIS and remote sensing, in Elgeyo/Marakwet County, a case study of Embobut forest, it is evident that forests have been managed for several years in the world, but in most cases especially in the developing world, various regimes have tried to come up with institutional to guide forest management with no much success, in many countries, there is no regular monitoring system that collects information about the situation of the forests and trends of the distribution. This makes it difficult to quantify the status of the existing forest cover. We used high-resolution satellite imagery as well as GIS and remote sensing software (ArcGIS and ENVI) with mathematical models to project the forest status, apart from satellite images there will be a ground truthing using Global positioning system (GPS) as data collection tool to as well as use of Auxiliary data; which will include Socioeconomic and data for the years 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2010. Policy implications especially with the enactment of Kenya forest act, 2005 was examined. recorded positive changes hence increased in size while all other forest classes decreased in size. The study found out that the total forest loss was 7,172.31 hectares, this represents a loss of 28 percent of the total forested area that existed in 1986 which corresponds to an annual forest loss of 286.892 hectares. According to this study, as population increased the rate of deforestation also increased. The future scenarios from the studies were based on a fixed annual deforestation rate and a conclusion is made that Bare land & rocky and water bodies classes increased in area while Mixed Podocarpus latifolius, Juniperus-Nuxia-Podocarpus factus, Tree ferns Cyathea manniana & Bamboo, Acacia abyssica & Scrubby grassland classes decreased in size. As Population grew forestry loss increased, between 1986 and 2011, the total forest loss was 7,172.31 hectares. Future Scenario found that with the same trend, there will be no forest remaining natural forest block by the year 2038 in the study area.

Published by: Isaac Kipkemoi, Innocent Ngare, Cyrus Omwoyo Ongaga

Research Area: Forest

Research Paper

103. Robotic coating by using the doped nanoparticles with the help of copper and zinc nanoparticles

Nowadays nanoparticles play a major role in doing the research work and our intention is to develop the Robots by using the copper and it can develop major intentions to give a more potential to develop major things. By doing this work we can develop the Robots in major intentions to give more life in the extension of signaling and memory by using the coating of a material. The major intention is to develop an analysis of a Robot. nanoparticles solved and improved their role in various applications. These nanoparticles are successfully prepared by co-precipitation method. These are mostly used to characterize the microstructure and morphology at various instances.

Published by: M Rohith Kumar Naidu, P Ratna Prasad

Research Area: Engineering

Research Paper

104. Fragility curves construction for an RC frame

The Seismic fragility curve is mainly applied to evaluate the planning of pre-earthquake disaster and recovery from post-earthquake. It provides the conditional probability of structural response to earthquake loads as a function of ground motion intensity. The traditional methods of generating fragility curves include a large number of computational models that represents the analysis of earthquake time history and inherent variation in the properties of materials of a particular building type. There are several Response surface methods available in which HDMR i.e. High Dimensional Model Representation which can express the input-output relation of complex computational models. This input-output relation can minimize the procedures of the expensive computations in problems like development of fragility curve. This technique was first applied by Unnikrishnan et al. (2012) in fragility evaluations and he demonstrated its computational efficacy compared to Monte Carlo method which is computationally intense. In this study, an HDMR response surface method is used to develop the fragility curve of an RC Frame. There are many simplified approaches which are quite easy on computational terms for fragility development of curve. Cornell et al (2002) offered such method that assumes a law model between the earthquake’s intensity and damage parameters. The study showcases the Fragility Curves assessment by using HDMR and its computational efficacy with reference to one of the methods used by Cornell et al (2002).

Published by: Shivakant Awasthi, Satish Parihar

Research Area: Civil Engineering

Research Paper

105. Self-supported steel chimney analysis as per Indian standard

Most of the industrial steel chimneys are round cross-sections with column structures. Because of its frame behavior under lateral dynamic loading Geometry of a self-supporting steel chimney shows an important role. It is primarily responsible for the stiffness parameters of the chimney this is because of geometry. However, basic dimensions of industrial self-supporting steel chimney are generally derived from the associated environmental conditions, such as height, diameter at the exit, etc. Design code (IS-6533: 1989 Part 2) imposes several criteria on the geometry (top-to-base diameter ratio and height-to base diameter ratio) of steel chimneys to ensure the desired failure mode. To justify the code criteria with regard to basic dimensions of industrial steel chimney is the objective of the present study.

Published by: Nagendra Singh, Satish Parihar

Research Area: Civil Engineering

Research Paper

106. A review of optimization on turning process parameters for surface roughness in dry and wet condition of AISI 1045 steel using Taguchi method

The challenge of recent machining industries is reduced lead time and increase production rate in order to maintain their competitiveness. The mechanical manufacturing industries are regularly challenged for achieving higher productivity and high-quality products in order to remain competitive. The desired shape, size and finished ferrous and non- ferrous materials are conventionally produced by turning the preformed blanks with the help of cutting tools that moved past the workpiece in a machine tool. Among various cutting processes, turning process is one of the most fundamental and most applied metal removal operations in a real manufacturing environment. This literature review compiles different work presented on optimization of process parameters and concludes the most significant cutting parameters and most frequently used optimization techniques for improving surface finish. The cutting parameters like Cutting speed, Feed rate and Depth of cut are taken into consideration.

Published by: Bharat Jhariya, Arun Patel

Research Area: Engineering

Research Paper

107. Analysis of isotropic plates for finite element large amplitude free flexural vibration

Structural components are generally subjected to dynamic loadings in their working life. Very often these components may have to perform in the severe dynamic environment wherein the maximum damage results from the resonant vibration. Susceptibility to fracture of materials due to vibration is determined by stress and frequency. The maximum amplitude of the vibration must be in the limited for the safety of the structure. Hence vibration analysis has become very important in designing a structure to know in advance its response and to take necessary steps to control the structural vibrations and its amplitudes. The non-linear or large amplitude flexural vibration of plates has received considerable attention in recent years because of the great importance and interest attached to the structures of low flexural rigidity. These easily deformable structures vibrate at large amplitudes. The solution obtained based on the lineage models provide no more than a first approximation to the actual solutions. The increasing demand for more realistic models to predict the responses of elastic bodies combined with the availability of super computational facilities has enabled researchers to abandon the linear theories in favor of non-linear methods of solutions. In the present investigation, large amplitude vibration of several rectangular and skew plates has been studied using an isoparametric quadratic plate bending element for the finite element method. The formulations have incorporated the shear deformation of the plates. Plates with various boundary conditions have been considered in the study. The effect of variations in the Poisson’s ratio, thickness parameter & plate aspect ratio on the non-linear frequency ratio has also been included in the research.

Published by: Gajendra Singh Bhadoriya, Satish Parihar

Research Area: Civil Engineering

Research Paper

108. Mechanical characterization of aluminum-based hybrid metal matrix composites

Metal Matrix Composites (MMC) are characterized by lightweight, better specific strength and wear resistance properties. Due to their superior properties, MMCs have good potential for application in the automotive and aerospace industries. Among many types of MMCs, the most popular types are aluminum alloys reinforced with Al2O3 and MgO particulates since they provide favorable properties with only a minimum increase in density over the base alloy. The basic purpose of adding reinforcement into the metal matrix is to increase the yield strength, tensile strength, and hardness at ambient temperatures. Many of the components made out of MMCs are operated in applications, where they are subjected to relative sliding and rolling motion with respect to the surfaces of the mating components. The sliding wear of the composites is a complex process involving not only mechanical but also thermal and chemical interactions between the surfaces in contact. The Al 6061 Hybrid composites prepared by stir casting liquid metallurgy route with the percentage of 2% wt of Aluminium Oxide and 2% wt of Magnesium Oxide and the combination of 1% wt of Aluminium Oxide and 1% wt of Magnesium Oxide for Hybrid material. Hence, composites with Al2O3 and MgO with Al-6061 as reinforcement are likely to overcome the cost barrier as well as the different physical and mechanical properties for widely used in the automotive and spacecraft applications.

Published by: Gourav G Shetty, Adarsh Kumar, Adithya Kumar, Adithya V Hegde, Lingaraj Ritti

Research Area: Mechanical Engineering

Research Paper

109. Factor affecting consumer buying behavior in Vishal mega mart retail store

Consumer Buying Behavior refers to the buying behavior of their ultimate consumer related to the market segment. A company needs to analyze buying behavior for:

  • Buyer’s reactions with respect to a company or a firm. Marketing strategy has a great impact on the firm’s success.
  • The marketing concept stress or emphasize that a firm should create a Marketing Mix (MM) that satisfies customers, therefore need to analyze the what, where, when and how consumers buy. So the better utility in terms of satisfaction can be given to the customers.
  • Marketers can better predict how consumers will respond or react to the marketing strategies.
 

Published by: Neeraj Dubey, Dr. Richa Sinha

Research Area: Retail Management

Review Paper

110. Raspberry-Pi based display board using mobile application

Display board has become an important thing in institutes, organization or public places. Sticking various notices every day with new data is a very difficult process. The system can be applicable in many areas where the information needs to be circulated visually rather than in the textual format unlike the traditional ways of displaying where the information is provided but the viewers have the least interest in viewing them. The system that is being developed brings about the communication between multiple devices which are Raspberry-pi, smartphones and LCD display. The mobile application acts as a controller to the Raspberry-pi through wireless connectivity either Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, which is then connected to the LCD display for the information to be displayed

Published by: Pushpa Limboo, Ayush Rai, Pratibha Rai, Bandana Rai, Balaram Sharma, Prerna Rai

Research Area: Machine Learning

Research Paper

111. Evaluation of stress intensity factor for turbine blade using finite element method

Gas turbines are used in trains, ships, tanks, and alongside steam turbines and in power stations to generate power. During every start-up and shutdown of an aviation gas turbine, the compressor blades are subjected to centrifugal, gas bending and vibratory loads. This repeated loading and unloading can reduce the life of compressor blades. With blading problems accounting for as many as 42 percents of the failures in gas turbines. Previous works on compressor blades have focused mainly on fatigue life estimation in the vicinity of foreign object damage. Geometric modeling of the blade was done using CAD tool CATIA. Static stress analysis was carried out to ascertain the critical region or crack zone of the blade. The maximum Von - Mises stress was found at the fillet region near the root of the blade The results of Finite element analysis showed that maximum von-mises stress was found at the 12 o‟ clock fillet region due to an influence of centrifugal stresses. The maximum Mode I stress intensity factor of 61.4 Mpa√m was found at the surface interception point, for a crack length of 6mm and crack depth of 2.4mm. With the increase in rotational velocity of 5000 rpm, 10000 rpm, and 20000 rpm, Fatigue crack length growth rate was estimated to be a 1.95 x 10-09, 1.65 x 10-07 m/cycle and 4.15 x 10-05 m/cycle and the fatigue crack propagation life was estimated to be of 4.3 x 108 cycles, 7.3 x 106 cycles and 5 x 103 cycles respectively.

Published by: Vijayavithal M Illal, Prakash B Ramanna Bandi

Research Area: Mechanical Engineering

Research Paper

112. A review article of WDM based optical fiber communication with WDM system evolution

In the modern world, bandwidth and data rates are two most important parameters under consideration in any communication system. An optical fiber communication system is capable of transmitting the data at high bit rates and has a large bandwidth capacity. This high data rate and bandwidth capacity in an optical fiber communication system are further enhanced by using wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) in conjunction with the information transmission system, in which information from multiple sources are transferred using the same fiber, at the same time, but at different wavelengths. But the high capacity and data rates in optical WDM system is limited by nonlinear effects that occur in optical WDM system, which not only pose a limitation on the channel capacity and data rates but also degrades the performance of the data transmission system. In this paper, analysis has been done to investigate the efficiency of effect under the influence of different system parameters such as chromatic dispersion coefficient, channel spacing, transmission power level, effective area of fiber and fiber length in the form of input signals and output signals frequency spectrums.

Published by: Amrita Soni, Neha Prajapati, Dr. Neha Sharma

Research Area: Engineering

Review Paper

113. TestoPrep: Application for aptitude test

An aptitude is a component of a competency to do a certain kind of work at a certain level. Aptitude test is designed to assess your logical reasoning or thinking performance. By practicing the aptitude test mental ability increases and which can be useful for the student to crack the exam and for employee determining which job roles are best fit for them. As aptitude test value is increasing day by day as like use for the purpose of admission and selection of student in colleges and technical institute. The objective of this paper is to provide a user with all the material of aptitude at one place and the solutions for the questions.

Published by: Shivani Mishra, Seira Tak, Shikha Ashatkar, Rupali Upadhyay, Akanksha Govindani

Research Area: Education

Research Paper

114. Social media as marketing tool

With the ever-increasing use of the internet and development of web 2.0, social media has become a common platform for the marketer, businesses, and consumers for interaction. The social media has created a virtual environment where the user can create content and share. Companies have the advantage of using social media as a marketing tool to promote their products to creating brand awareness to getting feedbacks using interactive tools likes polls, questions and answers etc. The concept of social media is top of the agenda for many business executives today, so firms try to identify ways in which they can make profitable use of applications such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Published by: Lhingenniang Shoute

Research Area: Marketing

Research Paper

115. Iris recognition based on human interpretable features

The human iris is used for human recognition in various applications. However, deployment of iris recognition in forensic applications has not been reported. A primary reason is the lack of human-friendly techniques for iris comparison. The usage of iris recognition can be increased by visualizing the similarity between irises. Scientist Shen proposed the human-in-the-loop method for detecting and matching iris crypts. Thus with the help of this, we proposed a new approach for automatic detection and matching of crypts. This detection method is able to capture iris crypts of various sizes. This matching scheme is designed to handle potential topological changes in the detection of the same crypt in different images. In particular, this approach achieves over 22% higher rank one hit rate in the identification, and over 51% lower equal error rate in verification. In addition, the benefit of this approach on Multi-enrollment is experimentally demonstrated.

Published by: Syed. Mahin Tabassum, Shaik. Shabnam, V. Bhaskar Rao

Research Area: Digital Image Processing

Survey Report

116. An assessment on software effort estimation

Software cost estimation truly challenging for the software market. Several models proposed in the history of software engineering discipline based on Scientific and mathematical theories. This paper provides the historical development in software engineering discipline. We have analyzed in terms of technical growth and latest methods using in the software industry.

Published by: Siva Suryanarayana Ch., Satya Prakash Singh

Research Area: Software Engineering

Research Paper

117. Identification of fungal diseases in paddy fields using image processing techniques

In agriculture, paddy is one of the major food grains in the Asian countries like China, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh and many more. But diseases on paddy like a Rice Blast, Bacterial Blight, and Brown Spot etc are causing huge damage on yielding of paddy. If the diseases are not detected at an early stage, then there will be a decrease in the production of paddy. The main objective of this paper is to develop and implement an algorithm for diagnosing paddy diseases at the early stage, which are Blast Disease(BD), Brown –Spot Disease(BSD), and Narrow Brown–Spot Disease(NBSD). This paper provides a method for detection of paddy diseases using image processing techniques, to recognize the diseases in paddy fields from images, based on color, texture and shape of diseased paddy automatically, and give the suitable solutions to the farmers, so that paddy diseases can be prevented at early stage and hence high yielding of paddy can be achieved.

Published by: Shaik Anzala Noor, Nimmala Anitha, P. Sreenivasulu

Research Area: Image Processing

Research Paper

118. College admission process

Online College Admission Process System is software developed to work on complete admission process of the various branch of an organization like Student section and many more sections. This information could be the general details like student name, address, functioning, attendant etc or specific information related to the organization like the collection of data. In this process is not used paper and pen and it is difficult to maintain the paperwork and file record. In this project, we used to MySQL database system to store the student record in very large time. All students to provide unique personal registration number would provide unique identification would be using this system to access this information. For Example, the student course is complete then it needs to check the details like Enrollment number, exam attendance, registration number, year of study and more details. In this project, we used to reduce the paperwork and saving the time. The main aim of this project at the same time many more information is stored at the same time.

Published by: Shital Arun Patil, Mamata Nina Chaudhari, Snehal Rajendra Warade, Varsha Suresh Kandarkar, Manjiri Karande

Research Area: Malkapur

Research Paper

119. Nano coenzyme Q10 capsule

The present study was conducted to develop nano CoQ10 capsule. The experiment was designed accordingly ZEON F&D SOP for the nano CoQ10 Capsule ZLL/F&D/041. Six formulations were carried for development of nano CoQ10 capsule to check the overall acceptability. For the development of nano CoQ10 capsule, experimental design with the active ingredient (nano CoQ10 powder), lubricant, glidant, diluents and disintegrant produced different combinations that were studied using pre and post evaluation parameters. The methodology of nano CoQ10 was carried out by dry mixing method. Capsule filling was performed by using hand capsule filling machine. Nano CoQ10  was the main factor of the capsule , nano increase the bioavailability of CoQ10  which possess significant role in various disease like, cardiac failure, ischemic heart disease, interaction with statins, hypertension, diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, Alzheimer's disease, cancer, aging, Down's syndrome, Periodontal Disease etc.

Published by: Tasnim Kausar, Hina Khan, Ritu Pal

Research Area: Formulation and Development

Research Paper

120. Nano vitamin D3 chewable tablet

The present study was conducted to develop Nano Nano Vitamin D3 chewable tablet. The experiment was designed accordingly ZEON F&D SOP for the Nano Vitamin D3 chewable tablet. ZLL/F&D/024. Five formulations were carried for development of Nano Vitamin D3 to check the overall acceptability. For the development of Nano Vitamin D3, experimental design with the active ingredient (Nano Vitamin D3 powder), lubricant, glidant, diluents, and flavor produced different combinations that were studied using pre and post evaluation parameters. The methodology of Nano Vitamin D3 chewable tablets was carried out by dry mixing method. The chewable tablet was compressed by using tablet compression machine. A Nano Vitamin D3 chewable tablet was orange granular powder. Nano Vitamin D3 was the main factor of the chewable tablet, Nano increases the bioavailability of Vitamin D3 which posses significant role in the various disease like Osteoporosis, Muscle weakness, Hypertension, Multiple sclerosis, Malabsorption, Rickets, Cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis(RA), Diabetes, Tuberculosis (TB) etc.

Published by: Ritu Pal, Hina Khan, Tasnim Kausar

Research Area: Farmulation and Development

Review Paper

121. Vehicle tracking system using GPS technology

Vehicle tracking is one of the most important techniques mostly used in today’s world. A vehicle tracking system works with the installation of a tracking device which is kept inside vehicles, so it allows the user or an owner to track the vehicle’s location. Now a day’s vehicle tracking systems normally work on Global Positioning System (GPS) technology for tracking the vehicle, but other forms of vehicle tracking technology can also be used. In this paper, a survey is done on various vehicle tracking method using GPS. Vehicle information can be viewed and located on the maps via the Internet or specialized software. In this paper, the study is done on a real-time vehicle tracking system that works using GPS and GSM technology, which would be the easiest and inexpensive source of vehicle tracing.

Published by: Kismat Pradhan, Yogesh Limboo, Anu Rai, Avinash Sharma, Shirshak Gurung

Research Area: Vehicle Tracking System

Review Paper

122. Google project ara

The project Ara is an initiative of Google in the field of smartphones. The main focus of Project Ara is to bring the revolution of modular concept in smartphones. The platform will include a structural frame or endoskeleton that holds smartphone modules of the owner's choice, such as a display, camera or an extra battery. The project will focus on to reduce the yearly generated e-waste which is contributed by electronic industry especially mobile phones. This page aims to review the project’s goals, challenges, implementation and its scope in the near future.

Published by: Sagar Kumar Gupta, Deepika Priyadarshini Panda, C. K Raina

Research Area: Modular Phone

Research Paper

123. Temperature monitoring and controlling through GSM

The scope of the paper is basically to set aside the traditional methods of monitoring physical parameters such as humidity, temperature, light. This can be accomplished by utilizing SMS/GSM technology. This will facilitate easy monitoring of the required parameters, thus saving cost, effort, and time. Our scope is designing and testing of physical parameters and to implement this system everywhere either in small scale or agricultural sectors or wherever required.

Published by: Rajita Shankar Kokkula

Research Area: Computer Science

Dissertations

124. Management-labour relationship and mobility

Industrialization is an indispensable demand of the modern era. Today the world is dominated by industrialization. As a social and economic process, the progress of the historic industrial revolution started. Industrialization is very important for economic development. Labour's important place in developed industries Industry and labour have interconnected the industry of labour cannot be imagined. Industrial labour is part of a large mass group, it is a labour worker. Industrial labour has become a work-force. These modern workshops of work, unprotected condition, increased work hours create confrontation condition between workers and management. Values of labour cannot be ignored if the life of a worker is not happy and protective, then both industry and nation are impossible to develop. The study presented has an analytical study of labour management - relation and mobility in the private industry, which is in reference to Bharat Aluminum Company Limited, BALCO Korba, and its efforts have been sought to know their mutual cooperation and their difficulties regarding labor-management.

Published by: Nadim Ansari, Dr. Niket Shukla

Research Area: Commerece and Management

Research Paper

125. Two-layered honeypot system implemented on a cloud server

This project demonstrates the implementation of a high-interactive Honeypot (Sebek) on a medium-interactive Honeypot (Cowrie) which itself is applied on a Cloud server containing sensitive data or resources. A Honeypot can still have certain weaknesses, which means a hacker can get into the system by detecting the Honeypot, or bypass it completely. This can be detected or even completely avoided if there is a Honeywall logging and protecting the Honeypot itself. It will also underline the importance of having a Honeypot and illustrate the statistical and real data collected by the implemented system.

Published by: Abhinandan Shetty, K Sriram, Nandish R, Ruthwik Soudry, Madhu B. R

Research Area: Cloud

Research Paper

126. Development of panel by selecting semi-trained participants for sensory evaluation

Sensory evaluation focuses on the existence of difference attributes and measuring consumer likes and dislikes. It provides useful information for product developers, food scientists and food companies about the sensory aspects of their product. Sensory analysis was the group of techniques used to measure sensory attributes from human response. Information obtained from the sensory attributes valuation of products was used by companies to support product development activities quality control and product marketing among others from a consumer’s viewpoint. Sensory evaluation practices increase the chance that products reach the market in accordance to their needs and expectations.

Published by: S M Anupama, Hina Khan, Radha K

Research Area: Electrical Engineering

Research Paper

127. Development of functional multigrain cookies incorporating different flour blends

To study the development of multigrain cookies comprising of Water-chestnut flour, Buckwheat flour, chickpea flour and all-purpose flour, which is extremely important as it takes an important place among the crops, which are a good source of protein, minerals and trace elements. The functional properties of different blends of composite flour were studied. Cookies were prepared by using different ratios of composite flour. The various compositions of each flour were estimated to find out which composition has gained maximum acceptability level based on the sensory evaluation. Proximate analysis, mineral content, and antioxidant properties of water chestnut flour (WCF) were compared with refined wheat flour. WCF was found to have higher phenolic compounds, flavonoids and mineral content (K, Mg, Zn, and Cu) than wheat flour. WCF showed greater retrogradation tendency but lower peak viscosity than wheat flour.

Published by: Ravi Bhushan Jha, Hina Khan, Nitin Kumar

Research Area: Value Added Product Development

Review Paper

128. Study of low-noise amplifier in CMOS technology

This paper presents the reviews of few previous works for low noise amplifier design (LNA). This paper will explore several architectures of LNA that focus on the frequency optimization of LNA. Besides, high gain, low noise, input and output matching are also reviewed. As to provide extremely low power and also optimized all characteristics aspects, the performance for each topology is discussed. Also, some basic LNA topologies are also reviewed.

Published by: Sanket Yenare, Dr. Abhay Chopade, Siddesh Patil, Sachin Doge

Research Area: Analog Circuits

Research Paper

129. A study on development of concrete made with marble dust

The marble manufacturing plants are the main source of coal bottom ash. Marble is used as the replacement of cement depending on the size of marble powder. The present study will provide the better understanding of mechanical and durability properties of concrete in which cement is partially replaced with marble powder. As per preservation endeavors, this examination concentrates on the waste marble dust as the partial replacement with cement. Concrete creation, the counteractive action of ecological contamination with considering the components of reasonable and cost-sparing development ventures, particularly material utilization. Moreover, many of the construction industry in India produce construction waste that contributes largely to solid waste. Utilizing marble waste, this research will focus on marble wastes obtained from the construction industry in India. Presently, much of ceramic industries production goes to waste, which is not undergoing the recycle process yet. Replacement of marble dust of different percentage 5%, 7.5%, 10% and 12.5% of marble dust as partial replacement of cement with the M-25 grade of concrete. The age of concrete at 7, 14, 28 and 56days.From the results of the study, samples of concrete with 0 to 10% marble dust replacement have reached optimum strength. Findings showed that concrete containing marble dust 0 to 10%showed the highest amount of compressive strength, and split tensile strength of concrete. Further studies can be carried out as this study only concludes that there is an increase in strength up to 10% replacement of cement by the marble powder. The further scope is to find out the optimal %age of marble powder to replace.

Published by: Nitesh Meshram

Research Area: Concrete Technology

Review Paper

130. Secure multi-receiver data exchange for OSNs using predicate encryption

Online Social Network is an extremely prevalent administration among utilization of the web and distributed computing. Security assurance has turned into a noteworthy issue in light of the fact that a considerable measure of individual data is put away on the OSN stage. To make proceeded with tasks OSN stages require promotion income. Assume if clients encode their messages for security reason, the OSN suppliers can't produce the exact notice to the clients who are associated with that system. It was exceptionally Intricate to all the while accomplish both securities safeguarding clients information and also the exact advertisement to the clients. Thus a secure multi-receiver data exchange scheme using predicate encryption plot is proposed for OSN systems which ensures clients security and furthermore accomplishes modified commercial too. Also, users are allowed to view data only for the specified amount of time allows no more data stealers can access data. Contrasted and other predicate encryptions that are conveyed for OSN stages proposed to conspire increases substantially shorter ciphertext.

Published by: Pavithra A, Hema Jagadish

Research Area: Computer Networks

Research Paper

131. Multi-channel wireless signal transmission system for intra-satellite communication

An artificial satellite is a system engineered to transmit different information from space to a ground control station. It is not a single system of communication but is a combination of complex multiple subsystems, which constantly communicate within the satellite with each other. This type of communication is intra-satellite communication. Currently, most of the satellites utilize a wired harness to provide power and signal connections for intra satellite communication, which results in a heavier system integration. This paper takes the approach towards wireless communication within the satellite using Bluetooth module HC-05 between the attitude and orbit control system(AOCS), sensors and actuators. The paper's objective is to reduce the weight of the satellites launched into orbit, in order to provide fewer thrust requirements. The system is based on Arduino Mega2560 and Lpc2148 which are being considered as two modules for the subsystems of a satellite.

Published by: Vrushank Sastry, Veeraiah Yarasi, Sreekar Mayakuntla, Chaluvaraju P P

Research Area: Intra-Satellite Communication

Research Paper

132. Development and evaluation of nano-encapsulated curcumin chewable tablets

Herbal medicine is the oldest form of healthcare known to mankind and Turmeric is one of the oldest known herbs used in Asian countries since 2000 years ago. Curcumin is a plant-derived polyphenolic compound, naturally present in turmeric (Curcuma longa), has been the subject of intensive investigations on account of its various activities. In recent years, the potential pharmacological actions of Curcumin in inflammatory disorders, cardiovascular disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and neurological disorders have been shown. It is insufficiently absorbed in the human body, it has high metabolism speed and high elimination from the human body. For overcome these effects nano technology are applied on curcumin for enhancing the bioavailability of curcumin in the human body. Curcumin contains medical benefits. These benefits provided to a human in the form of a chewable tablet. Chewable tablets are required to be broken and chewed in between the teeth before ingestion. These tablets are given to the children who have difficulty in swallowing and to the adults who dislike swallowing. Chewable tablets are a help to improved patient acceptance (especially pediatric) through pleasant taste, patient convenience; need no water for swallowing, absorption of the drug is faster, better bioavailability through bypassing disintegration (that increase dissolution), the large size of the dosage form is difficult to swallow. In such cases, chewable tablet offers advantages over it. The aim of this study was to develop a nanocurcumin chewable tablet which can provide promising results for curcumin to improve its biological activities. Tablet was evaluated for Weight variation test, Friability, Hardness and Time required for complete chewing and are found to be within acceptable limits.  

Published by: Kislay Baranwal, Hina Khan, Himanshu Kashudhan

Research Area: Food Formulation and Development

Review Paper

133. A digital door lock system for the internet of things with improved security and usability

The suggested method supplies reinforced protection purposes which may move captured pictures to an individual’s cellular apparatus when an invalid user tries that an illegal functioning; it may even send alert information to the mobile device whenever the doorway lock has been badly ruined. The platform empowers an individual lock to automatically increase advantage and liberally manage the door to examine the entry info. Just lately, electronic door locks are widely utilized as a member of their IoT (Web of Matters). Nevertheless, the press has reported doorway locks have been exposed to end users to invade offices and homes. Inside this study is suggested. It employed and is made to increase advantage and safety.

Published by: Shahid Sohail, Sajid Prawez, C. K. Raina

Research Area: IoT

Research Paper

134. Determinants of an entrepreneurial performance of coir yarn spinners in Tamil Nadu- An analysis

An empirical analysis was made to estimate the determinants of entrepreneurial performance of coir yarn spinners operating in one of the Coir cluster regions promoted by the Government of Tamil Nadu. Demographic, social, economic, personality, work experience and competency on coir spinning profile of the coir yarn spinners and the enterprise profile such as size and geographical location of the spinning units were considered as predictor variables effecting for entrepreneurial managerial performance. The study found that there were differences and variations in the entrepreneurial managerial performance among coir yarn spinners. Such differences and variations in the performance are contributed by personal, personality, social, economic and competency variables of the coir yarn spinners and also by the size and geographical location of the enterprise. However, the study finds that the most important determinants of entrepreneurial performance are concerned with the competency level and the personality of the entrepreneur. High competency particularly on machine capacity utilization, management-oriented style coupled with high level of contact with change agents are the most important determinants of the entrepreneurial managerial high performance of the coir yarn spinners.

Published by: S. Gnanasaranya, Dr. K. Raja Alias Pranmalai

Research Area: Management

Research Paper

135. Evaluation of antioxidant activity of stem and flower extracts of Ageratum conyzoides

The study aimed to evaluate and compare antioxidant activity couple with the phytochemical screening of different extracts from stems and flowers of Ageratum conyzoides. N-hexane, ethyl acetate, and ethanolic extracts were subjected to different phytochemical screening and antioxidant activity. The flavonoids and phenolic contents were determined using spectrophotometry method. The three extracts showed evidence for the presence of secondary metabolites such as flavonoids, steroids, terpenoids, and glycosides. Saponins were only present in ethanol extract. Phenol was present in both ethanol, ethyl acetate, and n-hexane extracts. The concentration of flavonoids ranges from 145.33 ± 0.665 to 711.00 ± 2.024 µg/g expressed as Quercetin equivalents. Total phenolic content expressed as Gallic acid equivalents range from 19.26 ± 0.305 to 150.33 ± 1.020 µg/g of extract. The DPPH inhibition was also determined using spectrophotometry method and it was observed between 34.65 to 84.90%. The results obtained in this study show that the stems and flowers of Ageratum conyzoides are rich in flavonoids and phenols. Thus, the plant possesses scavenging property.

Published by: Ajetomobi Oluwatoyin Ola, Omole Oluwafemi Akinsola, Elasoru Seyi Elijah

Research Area: Phytochemistry

Review Paper

136. Humanoid

This paper reviews the concept of artificial intelligence and its applications. Artificial Intelligence joins the physical world with the computerized world or may be called a machine world. It contains an overview of the logical and conceptual method for creating a simulated humanoid. It deals with the basic components of AI for the formation of a humanoid, its applications in real life. This paper concludes with the with the future aspects of the technology.

Published by: Gurpreet Kaur, Satvir Singh, C. K Raina

Research Area: Artificial Intelligence

Research Paper

137. Multiple view video delivery system

The Entertainment industry is acquired by the 3D technology after 2D, but now the one which gives more depth perception and the capability to view freely is the Multiview. Most of the improvements in video compression are based on the introduction of H.264/MPEG-4.H.264/MPEG-4 is the video coding standard from which multiple reference pictures are taken as the compression method. End-user expects to have free viewing points; this system overcomes the lack of free view and provides a high degree of freedom to the user to have a good experience. The system uses the broadcast and broadband network to deliver the videos. To deliver high volume multimedia adaptive Peer to peer network and the DVB (digital video broadcast network) are used. This system provides genuine 3D effect without glasses. It even helps to perform pixel-level editing.

Published by: Suma Kadli, C S Jayasheela, R Nagaraja

Research Area: Multimedia Networking

Review Paper

138. Improvement in production rate by reducing the defects of injection moulding by DMAIC approach

Six Sigma is a well-structured methodology that concentrates on decreasing variation, measuring defects and beneficent the quality of products, processes, and services. Six Sigma methodologies were primarily progressing by Motorola in the 1980s and it targeted a difficult aim of 3.4 parts per million defects. Six Sigma has been on an unbelievable run over 25 years, manufacture important savings to the under the most line of many large and small organizations. This work presents the step-by-step application of the Six Sigma (acquaint, Measure, Analysis, progress, and monitoring) approach to eliminate the defects in injection moulding process this has helped to decrease defects in the process and thereby progress productivity.

Published by: Ravi, Shyam Kumar Barode, Sachin Jain

Research Area: Mechanical Engineering

Research Paper

139. Steel fiber reinforced concrete under cyclic loading: An overview

In recent years, it has been recognized that addition of small closely spaced and uniform dispersed discrete steel fibers in concrete substantially improve its static and dynamic properties. The addition of steel fibers from 0.5 to 2.0 percent by volume in concrete is found to impart superior strength characteristics i.e. compressive strength, flexural strength, shear strength, fatigue strength and impact resistance. Recently, the use of steel fibers has increased in flexural members and columns of concrete structures subjected to cyclic loadings such as bridge decks, highway roads, runways of airports, offshore platforms and buildings. It is necessary to obtain more information on the mechanical behaviour of steel fiber reinforced concrete under cyclic loading in attempting applications of SFRC in structural members. The present investigation was planned to study the plain and steel fiber reinforced concrete under cyclic loading. The basic parameters of the study were fiber contents expressed as volume fraction and stress levels expressed as a percentage of the maximum flexural strength. The fiber contents used were 0.5 and 1.0% by volume of concrete. The beams were tested at three stress levels i.e. 85%, 90%, and 95%. Straight mild steel fibers were used in the study with an aspect ratio of 70. The physical properties of the basic constituent material viz, cement, sand, coarse aggregate, steel fiber were obtained as per relevant Indian standard specification. The compressive strength of concrete was obtained at 28 days. The mix proportion used was 1: 1.52:1.88 by weight with a water-cement ratio of 0.47. In fresh state properties of SFRC, workability tests present were carried out with indicators of workability i.e, slump, compaction factor and inverted cone test. From the study, it was found that the addition of fibers to the concrete effects the cyclic loading life significantly under flexural cyclic loading. The variability in the cyclic loading life of specimen is quite large as expected in any cyclic loading test programme. The ultimate failure followed almost immediately after the first crack.

Published by: Ishfaq Manzoor, Anjali Malik

Research Area: Civil Engineering

Review Paper

140. A systematic review on online airline reservation system

As the innovation advancements are immediately created including mobile innovation, the web application for reservation services can upgrade people's life, make it less complex. This looks into presents a reservation system for airline organizations to rearrange the way toward booking a flight. The clients, as a rule, purchase their ticket manually furthermore, perhaps hold up in a line to check the required flight. In this paper, we presented a survey on airline reservation system. The proposed system executed to conquer manual system issue by making the booking from home or somewhere else and save time and effort.

Published by: Anuradha Prajapati, Kirti Dhirani, Manisha Agrawal, Nandita Gurwara, Seira Tak

Research Area: Engineering

Research Paper

141. Airport with a circular runway in India

In India, there are 26 international airport and 18 domestic airports. Indira Gandhi International airport in Delhi is the busiest airport in India with 63.5 million passengers in 2017. It is predicted to cross 80 million in 2018. It is the only airport to enter into the top 20 Asia busiest airport. There are three runways at IGI with flight movement from 76 to 96 per hour. India receives 122 million domestic and 47 million international passengers. Circular runway concept is the concept which had been in considerations for a long time. This concept offers a large number of facilities and new airport managing system. There is a runway which is constructed in form of the circle consisting of segments. This concept will be applied on the existing airports in India and feasibility will be determined. This will help in forming a new basis for construction of an airport. It is going to help the country both economically and financially. If feasible it will solve problems which are currently being faced in all over India like bad baggage handling at Chennai airport, flight delay due to the busy runway, the single airport in Delhi (Delhi being the large passenger junction) etc. The circular runway will provide high air traffic movement with more aircraft movement per hour. In this paper, we are going to design two Circular Runway for existing airport and check the feasibility of construction of the new runway in India.

Published by: Mayank Agarwal, Ayush Aggarwal, Krishan Gopal Pathak, Sachet, Jeetendra Ahirwar

Research Area: Transportation

Research Paper

142. Microcontroller based seeding and plowing using sensor and Bluetooth technology

In the field of agriculture in India, seeding and plowing are the two important operations. In order to increase the agricultural yield, these two operations must be effectively carried out. Agriculture is a vast economic zone and plays an important role in the overall economic development of the nation. Technical advances in the field of agriculture determine the potential for some agricultural activities. In this paper, we have proposed a novel approach to smart farming by connecting smart sensitivity systems through wireless communications technology. At present, the technologies used for these two operations are not up to the mark. Therefore, an attempt is made in this project to suggest effective technical methods to improve the seeding and plowing operations. Agriculture is a major economic sector and plays an important role in the overall economic development of the nation. Technical advances in the field of agriculture determine the efficiency of some agricultural activities In this project Renesas 64 pin microcontroller is used, it is the main component of the project, it controllers all the operations performed by the machine. Bluetooth is used for communication purpose. When the machine start moving in forward direction, ultrasonic sensor detect the obstacle present in the path of the vehicle, and it start plowing with the help of DC motor, connected to the plow mechanism. Seed sowing is done with the help of solenoid valve. The names of two operations (seeding and plowing) is displayed on LCD. So that these machines reduce the human effort ensuring efficient utilization of resources.

Published by: Spoorthy M N, Dr. K N Muralidhara

Research Area: Embedded

Research Paper

143. Studies on ore mineralogy of placer ilmenite from parts of east coast of India

Abstract Placer ilmenites from three deposits of Andhra Pradesh coast have been investigated for their ore mineralogy. The deposits studied are Kakinada, Bhimunipatnam, and Srikurmam. Standard ore mineralogical methodology adopted for the preparation of polished sections of placer ilmenite grains from the three deposits. The detailed study of these sections under reflected light microscope revealed that the ilmenites from Kakinada are devoid of exsolutions whereas the ilmenites from other two deposits have indicated exsolved phases in the grain level textures, these phases are mainly Ilmenau-hematite, hemo-ilmenite and exsolved phases of rutile. The grain level textures or exsolved phases observed are 1) Homogenous ilmenites, 2) Ilmenites with simple Exsolutions, 3) Ilmenites with complex Exsolutions, 4) Irregular forms, 5) Dispersion or emulsion texture, 6) Lamellar Texture, 7) Skeletal Texture, 8) Worm like lamellae 9) Myrmekitic or Graphic Exsolutions and, 10) Alteration textures. Their presence will have implications for the processing of ilmenites. Because of the fact that the hematite phases in the ilmenite grain will make the ilmenite more iron-rich and thus may result from some processing problems as well as reduced titanium recovery.

Published by: U. P. N. Raju, M. Jagannadha Rao, G. Raja Rao, K. S. S. Mounika

Research Area: Geology

Research Paper

144. Automated control of valves and pump of a biodiesel plant

Biodiesel production involves the transesterification process, where the triglyceride lipid source converts as fatty acid methyl esters and glycerol. A large amount of waste cooking oil is produced globally and will dispose of the available energy. According to the Health Laws of Waste Cooking Oil, it does not need to be recycled in the food industry. In this research, the main objective was to create a small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) plant for the production of biodiesel from improving the process requirements and from waste cooking oil. The product can be used in place of petroleum diesel for automotive and industrial applications without any environmental impact and ensures the same performance of internal combustion engines with essential changes. The aim is to develop an automated machine to produce biodiesel from waste cooking oil. The machine is building alternative methods for re-use of waste cooking oil to make biodiesel. Biodiesel can be used to produce waste vegetable oil as a raw material. Waste vegetable oil is easily available and cheaper and the process of converting waste vegetable oil into biodiesel takes time, and biodiesel production requires an operator to run the system. Due to these requirements, a typical biodiesel system requires much operator interaction which is not overcome by the existing system. The system was designed and built in conjunction with pumps, valves, temperature sensors, etc., to completely handle the production of biodiesel with minimum operator interaction. The developed system circulates the fluid throughout the system and presenting the end user with biodiesel upon completion of a full cycle.

Published by: Srinidhi Gowda, M Subramanyam

Research Area: Industrial Automation

Research Paper

145. Classification of tweets into various categories using classification methods

Social media has become an important part of our regular life and Twitter is one of the famous among them. As the growth and uses of social media are increasing rapidly so does the twitter, the number of Twitter users has reached an estimate of 330 million monthly active users. Twitter provides a list of trending topics in real time, but it is often hard to understand what these trending topics are all about. It is important and necessary to classify these topics into various categories with high accuracy for better information retrieval. With the enormous volume of data being generated on TWITTER [1], it is imperative to find a computational means of filtering. To address this problem, we classify tweets into various categories such as sports, politics, technology, etc. We will use various algorithms such as Naïve Bayes classifier, Support Vector Machine classifiers to classify the tweets into various categories and check the accuracy of each algorithm.

Published by: Shubham, Shashank Kumar, Sunanda Dixit, Piyush Kumar

Research Area: Machine Learning and Big Data

Survey Report

146. A brief survey on password authentication

Secret key based authentication has been utilized widely as one of the authentication methods. Utilizing passwords for client confirmation is as yet the most regular strategy for some, web administrations and assaults on the password databases represent a serious risk. Web advances are increasing to an ever-increasing extent distinction step by step however the constant survival and replication of password verification plans produce challenges for end clients. The current cybercrimes development is a difficult issue, a huge number of individuals turn into the casualty of cybercrime and most of them can't be avoided effectively just by solid passwords. The assaults incorporate key logging, savage constraining, speculating assaults, replay assault.

Published by: Shruthi Patil, Mercy S, Nagaraja Ramaiah

Research Area: Password Authentication

Research Paper

147. IoT based smart garbage collection system

Smart waste bin is essential to develop a successful and dynamic waste management system. Waste management from its beginning to its transfer is one of the vital difficulties for the municipal corporations in everywhere throughout the world. Dustbins set across finished urban regions set at open spots are flooding a direct result of expansion to the waste each day and making unhygienic conditions for the occupants. To keep up an essential partition from such a circumstance we have proposed remote strong waste management prototype for sharp urban groups, which empowers common associations to screen the status of dustbins remotely, completed web server and keep urban groups clean profitably by enhancing cost and time required for it. At the point when dustbin has accomplished its greatest edge level, waste management division gets alert by methods for SMS through GSM module set at dustbin so the workplace can send garbage collection vehicle to the specific area to gather the refuse. The objective of the undertaking is to enhance sensibility of IoT based strong waste collection and administration system for smart city.

Published by: Rahul Kumar Borah, Sahana Shetty, Rahul Patidar, Anisha Raniwala, Kratee Jain

Research Area: IoT

Review Paper

148. Air pollution modelling

Industrial chimney releases pollutant to the environment which causes air pollution. As an air pollutant is transported from a source to a potential receptor the pollutant disperses into the surrounding air so that it arrives at a much lower concentration than it was on leaving the source. Air pollution modeling helps to determine the mathematical relationship between the effects of source emission of pollutant on ground level concentration. Many dispersion models have been developed and used to estimate the downwind ambient concentration of air pollutants from sources such as industrial plants, vehicular traffic or accidental chemical release. Air Pollution emission plume i.e., the flow of pollutant in the form of smoke released into the air. Throughout many dispersion models, Gaussian Dispersion Models perhaps the oldest (circa 1936) and perhaps the most commonly used model type. The primary algorithm used in Gaussian modeling is the Generalized Dispersion Equation for a continuous point source plume. This paper reviews the air pollution modeling which relates the effects of source emission on ground level concentration by mathematical equations and terminology.

Published by: Kulshresth Singh

Research Area: Air Pollution

Review Paper

149. Analysis of characteristics of thermal power plant ash to replace the sand in concrete

Pond powder is one, crazy of three classification of fly cinder accessible from warm control stations. Different two classifications are dry fly powder Also lowest part ash, dry fly powder may be gathered starting with different rows about Electro-static precipitators On dry form, bottom fly cinder may be gathered during those base for heater furnace, Pond powder may be gathered starting with powder Pond region. Pond powder will be wastes Also by-products for warm energy plant, have been presented under indian cement industry should save regular assets from claiming parts of cement. Done India, practically of the warm force plants receive wet system for powder transfer. Pond powder is gathered starting with warm force plant In those bottom, in that it holds huge sum of moderately coarser particles (spanning from 150 microns will 2. 36 mm). Pond powder use aides to decrease the utilization of characteristic assets. Also it will be help on take care of those issue of transfer for Pond powder in light it holds enormous sum from claiming compound mixes, for example, SiO2, Al2O3 and so on. These concoction exacerbates (SiO2, Al2O3) need aid assumes a paramount part done hydration response Also aides to process security the middle of two contiguous particles likewise cement assumes a paramount part done long term time for structure something like that it may be likewise imperative to weigh impact for sturdiness Eventually Tom's perusing utilizing sulfate attack, chloride particle penetration, drying shrinkage. Coal-based warm control plants everywhere throughout those universe face not kidding issues of taking care of and transfer of the powder transformed. The secondary powder content (30-50%) of the coal in, india makes this issue complex. Toward present, regarding 80 warm energy stations prepare About 100 million tonsil from claiming coal powder for every annum.

Published by: Anoop, Sumesh Jain

Research Area: Civil Engineering

Research Paper

150. Infrastructure security- Data transfer protection from attacks in named data network

In recent times, Attacks have become widespread, and they are difficult to detect in networks. It is because of their neighboring, simple and effective characteristics, Denial of Service (DoS), Distributed DoS attacks are recognized as one of the main threats faced by Network Services. To cope with the attacker problem, we have proposed a solution for Infrastructure security for the data transmission in the Named Data Network (NDN) by File Transfer Protocol (FTP), which combines the data encryption, satisfies the requirement of secure data transfer and also using dynamic routing protocols for secure web pages, file access through the routers from an unauthorized access. We have to check whether the user is the third party or not. If a user is the third party then he fails to login within the limited access time then admin will block that particular IP address. By this, we can provide a satisfied level of security to the infrastructure of the organization. This is simulated in Cisco Packet Tracer.

Published by: Rajeshwari K R, R Nagaraja

Research Area: Computer Network

Research Paper

151. Assess the knowledge regarding telemedicine among staff nurses in selected hospital of Indore, M.P

Telemedicine has a variety of applications in patient care, education, research, administration and public health. worldwide, people living in rural and remote areas struggle to access timely, good-quality specialty medical care. Residents of these areas often have substandard access to specialty health care, primarily because specialist physicians are more likely to be located in areas of concentrated urban population. Telemedicine has the potential to bridge this distance and facilitate healthcare in these remote areas. So there is great need to assess the knowledge of staff nurses regarding telemedicine.

Published by: Bhawana David

Research Area: Nursing

Research Paper

152. Food recognition and analysis using image processing

Some portion of what makes getting in shape so troublesome is that checking calories is a vague science at best. Eating food without knowledge of its composition and nutritional contents prompts poor processing leading to poor health. The Smork is an electronic fork that helps you to screen and track your dietary patterns. Each time you convey nourishment from the device it Indeed, even with nutritious data, one needs to screen serving sizes, people are continually searching for approaches to enhance their health and wellbeing. The typical procedure of getting nutritional data is by utilizing google or utilize some application, for example, Coach, Noom, Calorie Counter, Lose It. In this paper, we proposed to make this procedure more brilliant, speedier, and more proficient by building an electronic device that can demonstrate the nourishment data by just taking a photo of the meal. Using Raspberry Pi board as the core processing unit of the whole system a Weight sensor, HX711 Load Cell Module and a 5MP Raspberry Pi camera attached to the smart fork collects data and transmits it to a food database where it is compared with predefined food values and tallies the image using an image processing technique on Matlab platform. The smart-fork connects to the Android application using Bluetooth. We build up an android reality application to help clients to get nourishing data in a simple way. The data is shown as calorie, fat, starch, and protein per serving. Utilizing this application, clients can get the healthful data just by taking a photo of the food and not with standing cooking techniques to know exactly how much calories are being expended. SmartFork needs to do all the tallying, compiling, analysis and leave the users of the fork to just do the eating.

Published by: Dheeraj Belliappa K S, Karan Vikram Singh Bhatia, Fathima Seher, Chinmita Shetty, Asha K S

Research Area: Healthcare

Research Paper

153. A descriptive study to assess the knowledge regarding obesity and its ill- effect on health among adolescent girls, in selected college of Indore, M.P

Obesity is a serious health problem and its prevalence has increased dramatically over the past 20 years. The proportion of children and adolescents who are overweight and obese have also been increasing. The magnitude of overweight ranges from 9% to 27.5% and obesity ranges from 1% to 12.9% among Indian children. A descriptive study was conducted, to assess the knowledge regarding obesity and its ill- effect among adolescent girls. 30 adolescent girls those who were studying in the b.sc fourth year of Bombay Hospital College of Nursing Indore were selected by non-probability purposive sampling technique. The demographic data revealed that 83.33%(25) of adolescents were in 21 years,73.33%(22) of adolescents were above 51Kg in weight, 90% (27) adolescents were more than151cm in height. The data was collected through structured knowledge questionnaires. The findings showed that 63.33% (19) adolescent girls had an average knowledge and 26.66% (8) adolescent girls had good knowledge regarding obesity and its ill- effect on health. This study concluded that adolescent girls should be provided with adequate knowledge and awareness regarding obesity and its ill- effect on health. Based on the findings health education programmes can be conducted to bring more awareness among adolescent girls to decrease the risk of obesity-associated ill- effects on health.

Published by: Pheba Johnson, Dorwin Das

Research Area: Medical

Research Paper

154. Corporate social responsibility or collective social responsibility– In Indian context

Who is Corporate? Is it the Board of Directors or the employees? Corporate Social Responsibility to be a success has to be a Collective Social Responsibility as well. If CSR is perceived as something confined to the Board Rooms, its effectiveness may be seriously hampered. Because CSR is not just about spending money or showing on records that money has been spent. It is a great opportunity for each and every person of an organization to reach to the society and give it back a bit of what we always take from it. With the change in The Companies Act, 2013 vide section 135, a paradigm shift has been brought by the Government in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Companies meeting certain criteria are now compulsorily required to allocate and spend 2% of the Net Profits on CSR. This article tries to explore the CSR domain and its relationship with the HR department. What is the role of HR department in making CSR a real success is the research question studied in this research? Isn’t some kind of fundamental attitudinal change on the part of the employees a must for ensuring genuine CSR is an area that has been probed.

Published by: Ghansyam Mhatre, Vijay Kumar Dhole

Research Area: HRM and CSR

Research Paper

155. Comparative analysis of various means of rural electrification in India

Economic development of rural India is the key for India to become Global Economic Super Power. But rural India would not flourish economically to its full strength until it gets electrified. The rural electrification in India gathers its first big momentum with the launch of Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) in April 2005. In recent years schemes like Deendayal Upadhyaya, Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) in 2014 and Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (Saubhagya) in 2017 accelerates the process further. It’s not about government schemes only, but rather the various methods of rural electrification that has been in major focus since the late nineties. Once it was only traditional grid extension to electrify rural India. But with the advancement of renewable energy options, mini-grid system and solar home lighting systems has been emerging as potential alternatives also. At present, these three methods i.e. traditional grid extension, mini-grid system, and solar home lighting system are in major focus for rural electrification. Each of them has their own merits and demerits. The present article is basically a relative pro cons analysis of these methods and an initiative to identify at the preliminary level the best suitable option to electrify rural India.

Published by: Jayanta Laha

Research Area: Renewable Energy

Research Paper

156. Haemocyte dynamics in silkworm Bombyx mori genotypes infected with fungal pathogen Beauveria bassiana

The silkworm, Bombyx mori L. is a delicate and sensitive lepidopteron insect, which has been domesticated for silk production since time immemorial. Due to continuous domestication, silkworm becomes susceptible to various diseases. During the course of infection, the cellular defense mechanism in silkworm is mediated by different types of hemocytes. In the present study, popular bivoltine and multivoltine breeds were selected to carry out an experiment to understand the day to day changes in total hemocyte count (THC) in silkworm larvae inoculated with Fungal Pathogen Beauveria Bassiana (Balsamo) Vuillemin. During the course of progressive infection of Fungal Pathogen Beauveria bassiana, significant enhancement of total haemocyte count (THC) was observed till the third day in Pure Mysore x CSR2; later gradual reduction of the haemocyte population was noticed and in (CSR2 X CSR27) X (CSR6 X CSR 26) (Bivoltine Double hybrid) course of progressive infection of Fungal Pathogen Beauveria bassiana, significant enhancement of total haemocyte count (THC) was observed till the fourth day and later gradual reduction of the haemocyte population was noticed.

Published by: M. Sheeba Praveena, G. Savithri

Research Area: Insect Pathology

Research Paper

157. BITS (Bus integrated tracking system)

A vehicle tracking system combines the use of automatic vehicle location in individual vehicles with software that collects these fleet data for a comprehensive picture of vehicle locations. In this Bus Integrated Tracking System, a Global Positioning System/Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System(GPS/IRNSS) receiver is mounted on the bus, which dynamically gets latitude and longitude details and process to find the exact location, once the location is finalized it is sent to the cloud. The client may use the mapping software to display the position of the vehicle on the Map. It is very easy way to find out the exact location of the vehicle where it is travel in the world. The main purpose of this paper is to help the parents/guardians know about their children and also have a track of them, helping the parents/guardians to do their work without any kind of worries about their children. BITS help the teaching and non-teaching faculty the estimated arrival time of the bus to their respective locations and also track the present location of the bus. Also interfacing emergency system to the bus, i.e crash and flame sensors, where alert messages are sent in case of emergency.

Published by: Chandra Kiran R, Varun N, Shaik Thameem Ashiq, Gorla Bhargava Reddy, Vinay Kumar S B

Research Area: Electronics and Communication Engineering

Research Paper

158. Cardiac rehabilitation management system

Here, the mechanisms involved examine and effectively control patients for cardiac rehabilitation. The solution focuses on exercise prescriptions and also supports healthy behaviour’s. The innovative techniques and design take into account health promotion models to provide safe, assistive exercise training sessions and personalized feedback. Cardiac rehabilitation exercise includes many concepts of our present needs and should observe the conditions of the patients accurately at a different level to be sent to the physical therapist (PT). The estimated/approximated value should be re-sent to patients as a prescription for cardiac rehabilitation exercise. Also, here there is the reference to the mechanism that can handle the emergencies rapidly. Here there is research carried upon monitoring system on patients for cardiac rehabilitation, health machine control protocols, heart rate control and alarming system. It can be implemented on the systems of cardiac rehabilitation. This paper defines a new standard for Quality of Service (QoS) in the modern health services sector.

Published by: Umme Haani, R. Nagaraja

Research Area: Healthcare Management

Research Paper

159. Characteristic behaviour of porous concrete and conventional concrete

Porous concrete is made using large aggregates with little to no fine aggregates. The concrete paste then coats the aggregates and allows water to pass through the concrete slab. Porous concrete is traditionally used in parking areas, areas with light traffic, residential streets, pedestrian walkways, and greenhouses. It is an important application for sustainable construction and is one of many low impact development techniques used by builders to In the presence of clayey soil, water can be percolated through providing borehole at every 1-2km with the help of drainage system. Water can be filtered and stored as fresh water below the ground. We can also give direction to water specifically according to need. By providing certain angle to the flaky aggregate water which gets drained will make its way to the slope going down towards the sewer line or any other drainage arrangement. This could be useful where soil strata have less water absorption capacity. INTRODUCTION Porous concrete (also called porous concrete, Porous concrete, no fines concrete and porous pavement) is a special type of concrete with a high porosity used for concrete flatwork applications that allows water from precipitation and other sources to pass directly through, thereby reducing the runoff from a. Porous concrete is made using large aggregates with little to no fine aggregates. The concrete paste then coats the aggregates and allows water to pass through the concrete slab. Porous concrete is traditionally used in parking areas, areas with light traffic, residential streets, pedestrian walkways, and greenhouses. It is an important application for sustainable construction and is one of many low impact development techniques used by builders to protect water quality Porous concrete is a mixture of cement, water and a particular sized coarse aggregate combined to form a Porous structural material. It has a high volume of voids, which is the factor responsible for the lower strength and its lightweight nature. Porous concrete is also called Porous concrete, zero-fines concrete and Porous concrete. • Highly porous allows rapid surface water removal • Reduces risk of flooding • Reduces freeze/thaw attack • Reduces the requirement for more expensive drainage systems • Reduces maintenance costs for stormwater management Pervious concrete has the void content range from 15% to 35% of total volume of concrete which gives higher permeability as the purpose of this concrete. but other hand, higher porosity decrease the amount of compressive strength of pervious concrete than conventional concrete. Use of fine sand at limit from 5% to 10% can give enough structural strength in pervious concrete. But further increment of sand can control the strength properties of pervious concrete The compressive strength of conventional previous is lower than 15 to 20 MPa [4]. But with use of modifications in coarse aggregates can increase strength in range of 12 to 14% than conventional compressive strength Porous concrete is mostly used in non-pavements applications, limited use in pavements applications. This assignment purpose is to assess the suitability for Porous concrete to be used for the construction of road pavements. This will include investigation of current literature on the topic and conducting standard concrete testing on Porous concrete and conventional concrete to determine and evaluate their properties. With the help of tested data a conclusion is made on the usefulness of Porous concrete pavements and it may be determined that further testing is required. CONCLUSION There was a considerable difference in the compressive strength between the concrete samples but this does not affect the outcome as it was the relationships between the characteristics that were assessed. The relationships showed that Porous concrete acts in a manner similar to what was found in the conventional concrete sample. A major difference found was that the Porous concrete deformed more than the conventional sample before failure. This shows that a Porous pavement has the ability to deform under the loading of traffic. The deformation should not affect the performance of the pavement providing its capacity is not exceeded. Porous concrete is a viable material that has the potential to replace the use of traditional concrete pavements in situations where heavy traffic is limited, such as car parks, residential streets and driveways. More widespread applications may be possible if methods of reducing the traveling that occurs within the top aggregate are found. The varying compressive strengths obtained from the different aggregate samples shows that the shape of the aggregate particles used can dramatically affect the strength of the concrete. LITERATURE REVIEW Klemas, 2015)The population in urban areas can grow so fast that stormwater drainage systems are not installed or the increase of impervious surfaces overwhelm the storm water sewage system that is in place Krishna Raju et al (1975) focused on the optimum water content for Porous concrete. It was determined that for the particular aggregate-cement ratio there is a narrow range for the optimum water-cement ratio. This water-cement ratio was imperative to gain the maximum possible compressive strength. A higher than ideal water-cement ratio would cause the cement paste to drain from the aggregate particles. Alternatively, a water-cement ratio too low would stop the cement paste from adhering sufficiently to the aggregate. When the optimum water-cement ratio was not obtained, sufficient compaction could not be achieved, further compounding the loss of compressive strength. Abadjieva et al (1997) investigated the influence of the aggregate-cement ratio on the tensile and flexural strength of Porous concrete. This study only assessed aggregate-cement ratios ranging from 6:1 to 10:1. The highest strengths were obtained with an aggregate-cement ratio of 7:1 and the strength decreased with an increasing aggregate-cement ratio. He found that the tensile and flexural strengths of Porous concrete were considerably lower than those obtained from conventional concrete, but he could not explain why the sample with the highest strength had a ratio of 7:1. Baoshan Huang(2009)[4] carried out the experiment on pervious concrete with use of latex polymer to improve the strength properties. With use of latex, natural sand and fibre they evaluated the effect of polymer modification on mechanical and physical properties of PMPC. Based on results , it was possible to produce pervious concrete mixture with acceptable permeability Objectives of the Proposed work 1. find out durability, properties of Porous concrete. 2. To conclude impact resistant of Porous concrete asphalt road. 3. To compare the properties of Porous concrete with the existing concrete roadway. 4. To find the Strength of Porous concrete. EXPERIMENTAL WORK 4.2 Test Methodology This project is focused predominantly on the use of Porous concrete as a road pavement material. As this is a comparison between Porous concrete pavements and conventional concrete pavements, there is a requirement that the tests being conducted can occur on both samples. The test procedure included the initial steps of deciding on the tests to be conducted and choosing a number of aggregate-cement ratios for the Porous concrete. This was followed by conducting the preliminary mix design and compressive strength tests on these samples to determine the mix that performed most successfully. 4.3 Concrete Tests The tests that were conducted had to provide a complete picture of all the characteristics of the concrete in both the wet and hardened state. For this reason, it was proposed that the testing incorporate aggregate testing to determine the potential effect of the aggregate shape on the performance of the Porous concrete. This was followed by conducting workability tests like the slump and compacting factor tests on the wet concrete sample. The hardened concrete tests proposed for the project were compressive strength and indirect tensile tests. This testing includes determining the void ratio and assessing the permeability of the Porous concrete. 4.4 Mix Design The mix design in this case was the determination of the ratio of aggregate, cement and water that possessed the most favorable properties. For this particular situation trial mixes were designed. The mixes were determined from previous literature and particular mixes used by some companies. There are only three constituents of Porous concrete that can be considered and varied: aggregate, cement and water content. 4.5 Conventional Concrete There was no mix design undertaken for conventional concrete, since the strength of certain mixes is readily known. This meant that no trials were required to be carried out. When conducting the tests to determine the properties of a conventional concrete. 4.6 Porous Concrete The mix designs for Porous concrete were obtained from printed articles. There were a large number of different mixes that are currently being used for a whole range of applications. Aggregate Cement Water 7 1 0.3 5 1 0.3 4.2 1 0.3 4.6 1 0.23 Table 4.1 – Mix Proportions used for Porous Trial Mixes 4.6.3 Mixing Process Figure 4.1 – Mixing of no fine concrete 4.6.5 Result and Analysis Half the samples were tested for compressive strength and indirect tensile strength at 14 days. The remaining small and large samples were tested for 28 day compressive strength. The results of those tests can be found in the table below. 14 Day Strength 28 Day Strength Aggregate- Cement- Water ratio Compressive Strength (MPa) Indirect Tensile Strength(MPa) Compressive Strength (MPa) Compressive strength of large cylinders (MPa) 8:1:0.2 4.29 1.54 3.25 6.67 4.29 3.61 6:1:0.3 6.68 1.62 7.54 5.33 7.22 7.34 4.5:1:0.3 7.34 2.29 11.72 7.62 7.78 12.88 4.8:1:0.26 8.81 1.53 6.41 5.25 8.41 6.38 Table 4.2 – The data collected from the trial mixes 4.7 Summary The Porous concrete mix design found that an aggregate-cement-water mix of 4.5:1:0.3 produced the highest compressive strength out of the different mix proportions trialed. Since the highest compressive strength was found in the 4.5:1:0.3 mix, it was used for the remainder of the testing in this project. 4.8 Sieve Analysis Sieve analysis is a method of determining the grading of a particular aggregate or a mixture of aggregates. The sieve analysis is carried out in a mechanical sieving machine to provide a more consistent result and achieve much greater accuracy. The sieves used vary in size but consecutive sieves used are smaller in aperture as you move down the stack. There are three different methods for undertaking a sieve analysis. Two wet analysis methods can be used, one with alcohol and the other with water. The third method is dry analysis, which can only be used for granular particles larger than 125 m. 4.11 Compressive Strength • The compressive strength tests are conducted to ensure a minimum strength is achieved by the particular mix. Cylinder and cube testing are methods of determining the compressive strength. Both methods of determining compressive strength will be used as it may be difficult to achieve a good result when using the cylinders. 4.13 Indirect Tensile Test The tensile strength of concrete cannot be measured directly. This leads to the need to determine the tensile strength through indirect methods. The indirect tensile test is also referred to as the ‘Brazil’ or splitting test, where a cylinder is placed on its side and broken in the compression machine. This test can also be used to determine the modulus of elasticity of the concrete sample. CHAPTER-5 RESULTS AND ANALYSIS 5.1 Compacting Factor Test Result Types Partially compacted (m1) kilograms Fully compacted (m2) kilograms Compacting Factor No-Fine concrete 10.726 11.413 0.95 Conventional concrete 13.041 13.462 0.97 Table 5.1 – Shows the Compacting Factor for all the samples of concrete used Figure 5.1 - Chart of compacting Factor for all the samples of concrete used Porous concrete is a self-compacting material and this test determines its ability to compact itself dropping from a set height. Porous concrete can be dropped from large heights and this test shows these properties by the amount of compaction obtained from simply allowing the concrete to drop. 5.2 Compressive Strength Test Result

Published by: Ashish Verma, Nitin Thakur

Research Area: Civil Engineering

Research Paper

160. Cybercrime analysis using criminal information management system: An e-governance measure by ministry of home affairs

E-Governance is the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to improve the relation between the Government and its citizens. Maintaining effective law and order is one of the primary jobs of the government. Due to limited resources, it's very important that the decision makers are provided with reliable data on crime so that resource prioritization can be done effectively.   The Ministry of Home Affairs merged the Directorate of Coordination Police Computers (MHA), Inter-State Criminals Data set up of the Central Bureau of Investigation, Crime Statistics set up of the Bureau of Police Research and Development and Central Finger Print Bureau, Calcutta of the Central Bureau of Investigation with the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) to streamline the affairs of the E-Governance – Criminal/ Crime Information Management System.  The paper endeavors to analyze the trend of Cyber Crime using data from NCRB and correlate it with the offenses in the IT Act.

Published by: Ashish Karan

Research Area: E- Governance

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161. Study on road accident and improved safety measures of road accident

Road accidents are an outcome of the interplay of various factors, some of which are the length of the road network, vehicle population, human population and adherence/enforcement of road safety regulations etc. Road accident causes injuries, fatalities, disabilities, and hospitalization with severe socio-economic costs across the country. Road traffic injuries cause considerable economic losses to victims, their families, and to nations as a whole. Almost 90% of the world's fatalities on the roads occur in low- and middle-income countries, even though these countries have approximately half of the world's vehicles. Half of those dying on the world’s roads are “vulnerable road users”: pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists. Without action, road traffic crashes are predicted to rise to become the 7th leading cause of death by 2030.

Published by: Gagan Kataria, Sumesh Jain

Research Area: Civil Engineering

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162. Effect of nano-silica on mechanical properties and internal structure of pozzolanic concrete

In this research work, advancement of nanotechnology is used in order to improve performance characteristics of pozzolonic concrete (concrete having 30% class F fly ash in replacement of cement) with use of nano-sized silica (SiO2) particles, known as Nano-silica. This study may be considered as an important step towards better understanding the use of nano-silica in concrete as a remedy to overcome drawbacks of the use of pozzolans (drawback like late strength gain of hardened concrete). This research program aims at 1) further understanding the behavior of cementitious materials when amended by nano-silicon various physio-mechanical properties (workability, compressive, tensile, flexural strength etc.) of pozzolanic concrete and 2) exploring the effect of this enhancement on the microstructure of cement matrix using SEM. The experimental program that was conducted included a laboratory investigation of concrete mixtures in which nano-silica was added to the compound cement and Class F fly ash. Three ratios of nano-silica (0%, 3% and 6% by wt. of the cementitious compound) were used in concrete mixtures to examine the extent and types of improvements that could be imparted to concrete. The conducted experimental program assessed these improvements in terms of mechanical properties and internal structure of the mixtures under investigation.

Published by: Monu Poonia, Sumesh Jain

Research Area: Civil Engineering

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163. Design of hardened by design charge pump PLL

The PLL is a feedback system used to generate clock signal in microprocessors, and frequency multiplication (FM) etc., The PLL consists of several components such as Phase frequency detector (PFD), Charge pump (CP), low pass filter (LPF), voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) and frequency divider (FD) circuits. The struck at single-event-effects (SEEs) such as latch-up, single-event-transient and multiple bit upsets which affect the PLL performance. PFD and FD which are free from dead zone due to there digital characteristics but the CP are affected by SEEs which causes the CP output to be degraded and which affect the VCO input hence PLL will lose lock. The PLL and its components are implemented in cadence virtuoso tool using 180nm technology.

Published by: Pallavi. K. R, Dr. K. N. Muralidhara

Research Area: Electronics and Communication Engineering

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164. Introducing an improved e-exam system with the question highlight/marking feature to diminish the candidate’s discomfort

In today’s era, almost all exams job-oriented as well as institutional are carried out through computer systems (commonly known as e-exam). This approach is very efficient as it is suitable for large-scale implementation, it is secure, and provide very fast results but it has demerit as candidates feel discomfort in attempting questions because they don’t have much control over the question area. They don’t highlight or mark the important information of the question. This waste their time in solving complex problems like reasoning puzzles, code snippets etc. In this paper, we introduce a new feature of highlighting the text in the question view-area so that user can mark/highlight the important portion of the question and used it in solving the question quickly. Our demonstration and result analysis show 85% of the students (17 out of 20) find our proposed system useful and more comfortable than the existing system.

Published by: Sumit Tiwari

Research Area: Computer Technology

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165. Analysis of characteristics of thermal power plant ash to replace the sand in concrete

Pond powder is one, crazy of three classifications of fly cinder accessible from warm control stations. Different two classifications are dry fly powder Also lowest part ash, dry the fly powder may be gathered starting with different rows about Electro-static precipitators On the dry form, bottom fly cinder may be gathered during those base for heater furnace, Pond powder may be gathered starting with powder Pond region. Pond powder will be wasted Also by-products for the warm energy plant, have been presented under Indian cement industry should save regular assets from claiming parts of cement. Done India, practically of the warm force plants receive wet system for power transfer. contiguous particles likewise cement assumes a paramount part done long-term time for structure something like that it may be likewise imperative to weigh impact for sturdiness The secondary powder content (30- 50%) of the coal in, India makes this issue complex. Toward present, regarding 80 warm energy stations prepare About 100 million tonsils from claiming coal powder for every annum.

Published by: Anoop, Sumesh Jain

Research Area: Civil Engineering

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166. A soft switching dual flyback DC-DC converter for renewable energy applications

The world’s total energy consumption is higher than its production. With respect to the efficiency, it is known that the conventional energy sources say fossil fuels, is used much more than the non-conventional energy sources. Due to the over-consumption of energy from fossil fuels, after few years it may extinct and thousands of years are needed to produce fossil fuels. Hence, non-conventional energy sources must be used as an alternative source of energy production. One of the renewable energy sources which are available in bulk is solar. But the energy production from solar is not as efficient as that of fossil fuels. Hence, a DC-DC converter has to be built to enhance the solar power. A DC-DC Flyback converter with soft-switching is been built which increases the output voltage of the solar power depending upon the Flyback transformer ratio.

Published by: Reshma R, Sankar Vijaya Selvakumar, Swasthik. B

Research Area: Power Electronics

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167. Impact of congenital heart disease on psychological aspect- An analysis of gender aspect

Purpose: The paper analyzes the psychological state of patients with congenital heart diseases as related to age and gender.  The aim of the study is to analyze the perspective of adolescents on the psychological aspect on a gender basis.  The study was initiated to compare the gender attitude among adolescents (age 13-18 years), who can lead a normal life after corrective surgery/treatment. Methods: The data was collected from two reputed hospitals of Delhi, having paediatric cardiology department running for almost more than 10 years.  A Questionnaire from PCQLI was used to collect data, with their permission.  The questionnaire is already valid and reliable. The study was conducted, with permission from hospital authorities.  A sample of around 30 patients was collected to study the quality of life aspect using various psychological parameters.  An independent sample t-test was applied to compare the perspective of two groups. Findings: The result was analyzed between the perspective difference between male and female population on the psychological aspect.  The data showed some psychological variables reflect the significant difference between male and female but some variables do not reflect any difference. Recommendation: The findings from the study indicate a need to peep into psychological aspect of patients with congenital heart disease, so that they can be helped to better manage their health prospective in future.

Published by: Pratibha Verma Bagga, Dr. Priyanka Srivastava

Research Area: Management

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168. Smart Eye for Blind Person using Raspberry Pi

A camera-based label reader is used to help blind person which helps them in reading names of the label on the product. The camera captures the label image of the product which is in front of it, detects the product label image and the image is separated using open CV library. The image label is then identified and can be heard by the blind person through voice. Earphones can be used for this, connected to the audio jack. The kit used for execution is the Raspberry PI which consists of various slots. This system also helps to find obstacle which appears in front of the blind person with the use of sensors.

Published by: Hitesh Kumar, Mohit Kumar, Kajal Bijpuria, Gaurav Kumar Gulathi, Chetan Umadi

Research Area: Engineering

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169. Characteristic behaviour of crush glass fibers on the strength of concrete tile: A review paper

The effect of glass fiber on flexural strength, split-tensile strength, and compressive strength Was studied for different fiber content on M-20 grade concrete designed as per IS 10262. The Maximum size of aggregates used was 20mm. To study the effect on compressive strength, Flexural strength, split-tensile strength 6 cubes, 6 prisms and 6 cylinders were cast and tested. After that, a practical application of GFRC in the form of cement concrete tiles was taken into Consideration and no special technique was used to produce these tiles. The thickness of the tiles Was 20mm and maximum size of aggregates used was 8mm. The water-cement ratio was kept Consistent and the admixture content was varied from 0.8 to 1.5 percent to maintain slump in Between 50mm to 100mm. The size of short fibers Used was 30mm and the glass fibers were alkali resistant. The effect of these short fibers on wet Transverse strength, compressive strength, and water absorption was carried out. Six full-sized Tiles 400mm*400mm*20mm were tested and the results recorded. Pulse velocity tests were also conducted.

Published by: Anil Hans, Nitin Thakur

Research Area: Civil Engineering

Research Paper

170. Design of low power delay efficient Vedic multiplier using reversible gates

In early days of computers, multiplication was implemented generally with a sequence of addition, subtraction and shift operations. There exist many algorithms proposed in the literature to perform multiplication, each offering different advantages and having the trade-off in terms of delay, circuit complexity, area occupied on-chip and power consumption. Latency is the major issue of computing a function. Simply it’s a measure of how long the inputs to a device are stable is the final result available on outputs. Throughput is the measure of how many multiplications can be performed in a given period of time. The multiplier is not only a high delay block but also a major source of power dissipation. Normal multiplication process involves generation of partial products, an addition of partial products and finally, total product is obtained. So the performance of the multiplier depends on the number of partial products and the speed of the adder. The reversible computation is one field which assures zero power dissipation. Thus during the design of any reversible circuit, the delay is the only parameter that has to be taken care of. Hence reversible Urdhva Tiryakbhayam [UT] Multiplier had been proposed for reversible calculations. Vedic multiplier based on the Urdhva Tiryakbhayam algorithms provide the best results in terms of delay, area, and power.

Published by: B Ramya, Navya Shree G, D Anvesh Kumar, Bapuram Harshavardhan Reddy, Hari Krishna Moorthy

Research Area: VLSI

Research Paper

171. Study on road accident and improved safety measures of road accident

Road accidents are an outcome of the interplay of various factors, some of which are the length of the road network, vehicle population, human population and adherence/enforcement of road safety regulations etc. Road accident causes injuries, fatalities, disabilities, and hospitalization with severe socio-economic costs across the country. Road traffic injuries cause considerable economic losses to victims, their families, and to nations as a whole. Almost 90% of the world's fatalities on the roads occur in low- and middle-income countries, even though these countries have approximately half of the world's vehicles. Half of those dying on the world’s roads are “vulnerable road users”: pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists. Without action, road traffic crashes are predicted to rise to become the 7th leading cause of death by 2030. There are a total of 1, 03,933 km of National Highways in India and out of the total length of 1, 03,933 km of National Highways, 57,511 km is with the State Public Works Departments (State PWDs), 32,155 km with the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), 1616 km with NHIDCL and 4,550 km with Border Roads Organization (BRO), balance length of 4,642 km is yet to be entrusted to the executing agencies. Although National Highways constitute nearly about 2 percent of the total road network as on 31st December 2015, they carry 40 percent of the total road traffic. The capacity of National Highways in terms of handling traffic (passenger and goods) needs to be in pace with the industrial growth. India has one of the largest road networks of over54.72 lakh km. It comprises of National Highways, Expressways, State Highways, and Major District Roads, Other District Roads and Village Roads as shown below.

Published by: Gagan Kataria, Sumesh Jain

Research Area: Civil Engineering

Research Paper

172. Effect of nano-silica on mechanical properties and internal structure of pozzolanic concrete

In this research work, advancement of nanotechnology is used in order to improve performance characteristics of pozzolonic concrete (concrete having 30% class F fly ash in replacement of cement) with use of nano-sized silica (SiO2) particles, known as Nano-silica. This study may be considered as an important step towards better understanding the use of nano-silica in concrete as a remedy to overcome drawbacks of the use of pozzolans (drawback like late strength gain of hardened concrete). This research program aims at 1) further understanding the behaviour of cementitious materials when amended by nano-silicon various physio-mechanical properties (workability, compressive, tensile, flexural strength etc.) of pozzolonic concrete and 2) exploring the effect of this enhancement on the microstructure of cement matrix using SEM. The experimental program that was conducted included a laboratory investigation of concrete mixtures in which nano-silica was added to the compound cement and Class F fly ash. Three ratios of nano-silica (0%, 3% and 6% by wt. of the cementitious compound) were used in concrete mixtures to examine the extent and types of improvements that could be imparted to concrete. The conducted experimental program assessed these improvements in terms of mechanical properties and internal structure of the mixtures under investigation.  

Published by: Monu Poonia, Sumesh Jain

Research Area: Civil Engineering

Research Paper

173. Wireless detection and alerting of rash driving and accidents using smart device

Rash driving is most dangerous for people. Risky driving primarily includes heavy driving under the power of alcohol, is the major grounds of traffic accidents throughout the world. They provide an early detection to alert the dangerous vehicle maneuvers related to rash driving. There are lots of sensors used in various techniques to detect the rash driving. For this entire detection of rash driving, we require only a smartphone. We are going to use accelerometer sensor on the smartphone. After installing a program on the mobile phone, it will compute acceleration based on sensor readings and compare them with typical unsafe driving patterns extracted from real driving tests. The application allows the owner to track their cars. This application sends a notification to owner mobile regarding the car rash driving if any. It also sends the location of the car to the owner after every ten minutes. We can change this time interval.

Published by: Aishwarya Kapse, Amruta Patil

Research Area: IoT

Review Paper

174. Determination of eye end for natural fiber reinforced hybrid composite mono leaf spring

The automobile industry has shown interest in the replacement of conventional materials with composite due to its property of high strength ratio. Reducing weight while increasing or maintaining the strength of the product is highly important to research issue in the modern world. For this purpose, the material selected was jute fiber and carbon fiber in Epoxy resin.  Present work aims at determining the suitability of jute fiber reinforced hybrid composite to replace conventional multi-leaf spring. Various combination of jute fiber and carbon fiber in the epoxy resin is analyzed with respect to deflection. For this, a parabolic mono leaf spring is modeled in solid edge software and analyzed using simulation tool FEA. As eye end plays a pivotal role in attaching the leaf spring to the frame and determining is the capability to carry loads the spring is modeled with the eye end. Here again, two different possibilities are analyzed. In one case steel eye end is bolted to the Natural fiber reinforced hybrid composite (NFRHC) mono-leaf spring and in another, the eye end is made from the same composite. The two types are then statically and dynamically analyzed using ANSYS software. It is found that NFRHC leaf spring with steel eye end bolted to it has more stresses and lower strain energy compared to bonded eye end NFRHC leaf spring. While the Natural frequency of composite leaf spring is higher than the conventional leaf spring resonance will be reduced Hence NFRHC spring with bonded eye end is considered a suitable replacement with a weight reduction of 80% from that of conventional steel leaf spring.  

Published by: S. Vanitha, P. Vijayalakshmi, E. Elavenil

Research Area: Manufacturing

Research Paper

175. Removal of ammonical nitrogen from industrial effluent

Ammonia removal from wastewater has become a worldwide emerging concern as ammonia proves to be toxic to aquatic species and also causes eutrophication in the natural water environment. Nitrogen compounds in our effluent have been removed by means of biological approaches(micro-organisms). Based on the microbial nitrogen cycle many biological technologies and processes have been developed and implemented for nitrogen removal from wastewater, such as de-nitrification, nitrification and by the use of biological species. However, with the effluent discharge standards have become more stringent (<10mg total nitrogen/L), conventional processes cannot meet the new requirements. We have removed the amount of nitrogen with the help of bacteria such as Nitrosomonas, Nitrospira. The limit of discharging nitrogen is 50ppm into the rivers. So by using these bacteria, our aim will be fulfilled.

Published by: Prexa Chhasatiya, Mansi Patel, Shubhi Sharma, Shailesh Vekariya, Ajaz Shaikh, Anjali S Nair

Research Area: College Laboratory

Research Paper

176. A method of data hiding in QR code using image steganography

As the day to day analysis, we need to keep our data safe so that our private data is safe. It can be applied through steganography. Also, we do add the QR code for the purpose of increasing the security and ease to access the information which is been sent. Steganography is being used with AES algorithm and LSB steganography. QR code is used to enhance the security.  

Published by: Daphney Jerly Dsouza, Girish S

Research Area: Network Security

Research Paper

177. Impact of knowledge sharing on the success of crisis management strategy

The aim of the research is to identify the impact of knowledge sharing on the success of crisis management strategy. The knowledge sharing was discussed through implicit and explicit knowledge. A conceptual model was presented to clarify the causal relationships between the variables, and the relationship was tested by calculating correlation coefficients and regression coefficients. The relationship of significant and high impact to the knowledge sharing in the crisis management strategy, and the declaration of implicit knowledge, as well as the distribution of explicit knowledge within the organization, enables it to build an effective crisis management strategy.

Published by: Ameera Hatif Haddawee

Research Area: Business

Research Paper

178. Characteristic behaviour of crush glass fibers on the strength of concrete tile

The effect of glass fiber on flexural strength, split-tensile strength, and compressive strength was studied for different fiber content on M-20 grade concrete designed as per IS 10262. The maximum size of aggregates used was 20mm. To study the effect on compressive strength, flexural strength, split-tensile strength 6 cubes, 6 prisms and 6 cylinders were cast and tested. After that, a practical application of GFRC in the form of cement concrete tiles was taken into consideration and no special technique was used to produce these tiles. The thickness of the tiles was 20mm and maximum size of aggregates used was 8mm. The water-cement ratio was kept consistent and the admixture content was varied from 0.8 to 1.5 percent to maintain slump in between 50mm to 100mm. The size of short fibers Used was 30mm and the glass fibers were alkali resistant. The effect of these short fibers on wet Transverse strength, compressive strength, and water absorption was carried out. Six full-sized Tiles 400mm*400mm*20mm were tested and the results recorded. Pulse velocity tests were also conducted

Published by: Anil Hans, Nitin Thakur

Research Area: Civil Engineering

Dissertations

179. Vehicle security using Raspberry-Pi

Recently every individual person preferring to use own vehicle for transportation rather than public transportation because of flexibility in schedule. Thefts are happening on parking and sometimes driving insecurity places like highways. Hence the security and safety become a basic necessity for the urban population and also everyone. In recent days vehicle security and accident prevention are more challenging. The proposed system gives an alarm which represents vehicle tracking and accident detection when theft and accident identifying. Raspberry-pi is the heart of the system, which is connected to any moving vehicle, these make an easy option to track any moving vehicle for that it matters in real time on Google-maps. An alert will be received to the authorized person, the vehicle will be moved to stop mode through the GSM-GPRS connected to the raspberry-pi kit which is kept on inside of the vehicle. Which consist of rasp-pi-camera, sensors, and android phone. The camera is used to take pictures when the vehicle is open or closed mode. This system helps find-out the exact location of an accident with the server and sent the information to an authorized person, give an alarm signal to save the human life. This system also detects the behavior of the driver through the sensors whether he/she drowsy/drunk, the speed vehicle is stopped. This system more securable reliable and economical.  

Published by: Pavithra .M, S. Jyothi

Research Area: Electronics and Communication Engineering

Review Paper

180. Impact of climate change: A curse to the shrimp farming in India

Aquaculture has been spanning one of the fastest-growing animal food-producing sectors across the globe. Humans and fish have been inextricably linked for millennia, not only because fish is an important source of animal protein, providing many millions of livelihood means and food security, but also from an evolutionary viewpoint. In 2008, aquaculture accounted for 46 percent of the global food-fish supply, and per capita supply from aquaculture increased from 0.7 kg in 1970 to 7.8 kg in 2008, an average annual growth rate of 6.6 percent (FAO 2010). In developing countries, the sector contributes significantly to livelihoods and food security, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.

Published by: Amit Kumar Mohanty

Research Area: Aquaculture and Climate Change

Research Paper

181. Fynbot- Artificial intelligence system for personal expense management

A financial Chatbot is one way for banks, financial service vendors, and other financial organizations to connect with customers on a more personal level. It is meant to simulate a conversation with another human. The user can type a question into a message box, and the Chatbot comes up with the answer instantly. A chat-bot is a conversational agent that can interact with human’s turn by turn using natural language. In the world of personal finance, applications are being used by users to answer questions about bank balances, recent transactions, and spending trends which are controlled by operations that as simple as text input and click events. The main objective of this project is to build a Chatbot that enables users to micromanage their expenses in a fast and better way. With the combination of NLP techniques, machine learning techniques and certainly advanced algorithms based on AI we can solve the problem of building a Chatbot to manage personal expenses of an individual. The platform will generate reports and analyze user transaction data in order to manage their expenses and regulate the usage according to budget constraints.

Published by: Varisha Ashraf, Ankit Jain, V B Sree Kumar, Varun Patwari, Dr. Rajesh S L, Chandrakanta Saini

Research Area: Artificial Intelligence

Survey Report

182. Satellite image classification and feature extraction using various classification techniques: A survey

The classification of remote sensing image plays an important role in pattern recognition. The objective of the image classification is extracted the tremendous information,  patterns present in the image in form of classes The Satellite images play a major role in a hassle-free monitoring and management of the natural resources such as land, forest, water etc. This paper presents a comprehensive overview of Image classification, its techniques, and review of various previously conducted works with techniques observations and the results obtained by them respectively. It also discusses the emerging classification techniques such as Fuzzy Logic and Artificial Neural Networks in brief.  

Published by: Akshata M. Marnur, Anil B. Gavade

Research Area: Satellite Image Classification

Research Paper

183. FPGA implementation of CORDIC algorithm

Trigonometric functions have the wide variety of applications in real life. Trigonometric-related calculations which are widely found in a broad range of applications can be performed by using CORDIC algorithm. Specially SIN and COSINE waves have been very useful in medical science, signal processing, geology, electronic communication, thermal analysis and many more. Real life application requires fast calculation capabilities as much as possible. CORDIC is Coordinate Rotation Digital Computing. Cordic algorithm’s used to find the sine and cosine angle in the integer form. The CORDIC algorithmic is an iterative computing algorithm capable of evaluating various elementary functions using a unified shift-and-add approach Used to calculate a wide variety of functions. It requires only addition, subtraction, bitshift and looks up the table. Where multipliers are not used. The algorithm is implemented here for an angle of 30 degrees and the Active-HDL results are shown along with sine and cosine values in the tabular form for different rotation angles. It can be used in digital synchronizers, graphics processors, scientific calculators, and so on. It offers the substantial saving of area complexity over the conventional Design. Designing of CORDIC Processor in Verilog to determine the sine and cosine The result has been shown in this paper that resolution of CORDIC algorithm is best for implementing many trigonometrical functions. Here a brief concept, design strategy, implementation of cordic architecture and summary of cordic synthesis results based on Xilinx FPGA. The system simulation is carried out using Xilinx ISE design suite 14.1. the system is implemented using Xilinx Spartan-6 XC6SLX45 FPGA with Verilog hardware description language.

Published by: Chaitra Y, Dr. H. S. Sheshadri

Research Area: VLSI

Review Paper

184. A survey on design and implementation of out-of-band storage virtualization

Over the past several years, virtualization has evolved from a popular buzzword into a formidable strategic technology that many organizations have adopted and many others are strongly considering. This study paper revolves around the impact of virtualization at the various layers of storage stack. There is a rapid growth in the storage capacity, and hence the processing power in the respective enterprise's storage appliances coupled with the requirements for high availability and it needs a Storage Area Network (SAN) architecture for providing the storage and performance elements here. The Storage Virtualization provides us with a combination and management of storage resources for Storage Area Network with multiple servers as well as the storage devices. The main aim for storage virtualization is its necessity to be inexpensive and not affect the performance. This paper focus as on how virtualization helps security, Memory Management, Power Management and Disaster Recovery.

Published by: Nikita Jain, Sana Tak

Research Area: Storage Virtualization

Review Paper

185. Determination of suitability of bamboo reinforced resin composite shaft as a golf putter: A review

The review article contains the use of various journal papers for the project work. Various authors have done a lot of work in the field of the composite.Green Gold (i.e. Bamboo ) has given its usefulness for various applications. Bamboo fibers were selected as a reinforcement of a biodegradable composite due to their high strength and excellent thermal stability [1]. Epoxy and General Purpose resins are useful for binding those bamboo sticks in the proper manner. This review article gives an idea about the work of authors in a field of the composite, the biomechanics of game of golf, Experimental methods, Analysis work for the project work.

Published by: Akhilesh N. Smart, M. R. Khodake

Research Area: Composite Materials

Research Paper

186. Analysis on effect of ball burnishing processes on aluminum 6061

In today’s time, the manufacturing of machines and other components with the highly finished surface are becoming more and more important. Drastic attention is being given on the quality of the surface. Surface finishing is mandatory characteristic of any produced machine. The operation, which can easily improve the surface roughness of machinery parts, is called as Burnishing operation and it is getting evolved day by day. It basically involves plastic deformation of the material. The parameters taken into consideration are burnishing speed, burnishing feed, burnishing force, ball material and number of passes. Mathematical models have been developed in terms of surface roughness and surface hardness for ball burnishing process.

Published by: Anvesh, Sagar Hegde, Pavana Kumara, Shreyas M Shetty

Research Area: Surface Roughness and Micro Hardness

Research Paper

187. Evaluation of anticancer activity of cannabis sativa on b-16 cell line induce skin cancer model

Skin cancer most basic malignancy nowadays. Distinctive remedial methodology for the treatment of skin disease as of now being examined. Cannabinoids delta THC is a dynamic cannabinoid utilized as a part of the different tumor and furthermore, in various malady like Parkinson's disorder, AIDS incite emesis. Cannabinoids have two subtypes of cannabinoids receptors CB1 & CB2 we examined the potential utility of these compound in skin tumor in mice by the B-16 cell line. Where both petroleum ether and ethanolic extract of cannabis Sativa give better reaction by treatment of tumor-bearing mice. This went with by an impedance of tumor vascularization, as controlled by adjusted vein morphology and diminished articulation of proangiogenic factors (VEGF, placental development factor, and angiopoietin 2). Repeal of EGF-R work was additionally seen in cannabinoid-treated tumors. These outcomes bolster another remedial approach for the treatment of skin tumors.

Published by: Chhaya Sharma, Dr. SS Agrawal, Shobha Dubey

Research Area: Pharmaceutical Sciences

Case Study

188. Comparative analysis of air pollution of Delhi and Raipur city

Air pollution is a challenging problem globally and the complete globe is facing the hazard caused by it. The level of air pollution of Raipur city is increasing day by day and it will soon reach the current scenario of Delhi. Our project deals with the collection of data of various components of air pollution year wise of Delhi and Raipur and analysis the rate of growth of pollution level in Raipur. This study highlights the identification of emission sources, action plan, control option to bring the healthy environment. The present study gives a description of air quality index for Raipur city. Major parameters considered for AQI computation are SPM, RSPM, NOX, and SOX.. play principal role governing AQI.AQI for Raipur is in very poor and unhealthy zone with high value. Raipur being the capital city runs the larger number of vehicles with higher population contributing higher environment loading and finally high AQI. The climatic conditions, industrial and mining activity and vehicular activity of the locality are mostly responsible for high AQI in Raipur.

Published by: Tanuja Toppo, Madhu Thakur, Prerita Pradhan, Diksha Mishra, Toshan Singh Rathour

Research Area: Air Pollution

Case Study

189. Causes and impact of industrial dispute in coal industry with special reference to a premier organization Bharat coking coal limited

In the present era of liberalization, privatization and globalization ie LPG, the country needs a more specific industrial policy for the conducive growth of an industry. It is well-known fact that labour is meant and end both. So issues of labour problems should be addressed properly. keeping such view in mind, the basic objective of these paper is to find causes of industrial unrest in BCCL and its impact on production and productivity drive.

Published by: Mita Malkhandi

Research Area: Industry

Research Paper

190. THD assessment of cascade H-bridge multi-level inverter

The conventional inverters have the drawbacks of Harmonics as well as Total Harmonic Distortion (THD). The assessment of THD and harmonics are studied in this paper by using MATLAB simulation. The cascaded H-bridge multi-level inverter configuration is used. The used configurations contain less number of switches and produce lesser harmonics in the output voltage. The harmonics and THD at the output of cascaded H-bridge inverter of different levels i.e. five-level, seven-level, nine-level, eleven-level and thirteen level are studied and compared. The cascaded H-bridge multi-level inverter topology quashes the THD and harmonics and they are very popular in power conversion systems for high power and power quality demanding applications.

Published by: Priyanka Bhandari, Dr. Sandeep Negi

Research Area: Electrical Engineering

Research Paper

191. To study the effect of pectoralis stretching vs self-stretching on protracted shoulder a comparative study

To study the effect of pectoralis stretching vs self stretching on protracted shoulder a comparative study Sample size: 50 patients (25 in each group),Study Design: Comparative Study, Study setting: A 500 bedded tertiary care teaching hospital with well equipped medical and surgical intensive care unit and musculoskeletal department, Sample and Sampling method: 50 patients were randomly selected and assigned in 2 groups, as Group 1(Control group), Group 2 (Study group) in equal numbers.

Published by: Dr. Parveen Pathan

Research Area: Manual Therapy

Review Paper

192. Applying machine learning in video monitoring of cattle

Monitoring cattle behavior by using latest technologies such as GPS or Video camera is beneficial in understanding the behavioral patterns such as mating habits and early detection of diseases. The need for technologically assisted means becomes more important when a number of cattle become large. Commercial cow dairies, beef farms, sheep and goat farms etc normally have thousands of animals to be economically viable. Considering the volume of cattle and non-availability of sufficiently cheap trained labor to monitor the animals, often results into late detection of disease, which it might result into spreading of them in a larger cattle population, this might cause a large amount of cattle deaths or huge expenses on controlling the disease.  I suggest a system for cattle behavioral monitoring by using multiple video cameras in whole grazing area and in animal sheds, where farm animals can be continuously monitored. I also suggest a low-intensity laser pointing system coupled with a monitoring system to easily and quickly identify the animals requiring attention.

Published by: Rishi Pal Singh

Research Area: Machine Learning in Video Monitoring

Research Paper

193. Role of oral mucosal melanin-from birth to adulthood in primary preference. Antibacterial, antifungal and antibiofilm but not anti-inflammatory activity

Human tissues containing melanocytes secreting melanin pigments contributes a low-level protection of the skin and hair follicles against many factors, but in oral mucosa, the melanin levels and functions vary with a microbial environment which is an unknown mechanism and its role is still not fully understood, especially defense against the oral pathogens in the mucosa. This study addresses a possible role of melanin has a multifunctional activity to protect the gingiva during child to adult age by exploring, the mechanism of interaction with oral bacteria, fungus, biofilm-forming bacteria and inflammatory cox-2 proteins using in-silico analysis. Our results showed, human oral mucosa containing melanin act as a antagonist against DHPS containing E.coli and S.aureus (antibacterial), ScNMT in S.cerevisae (antifungal), quorum sensing P.aeruginosa containing LasA (antibiofilm property), except human COX-2 not showed an anti-inflammatory activity and the binding energies for melanin with DHPS of E.coli and S.aureus (-8.9 and -7.1 kcal/mol) respectively, melanin with ScNMT (-8.0 kcal/mol), P.aeruginosa (LasA) (-8.3 kcal/mol) and Cycloxygenase-2 with melanin (-10.3 kcal/mol). We explored the importance of oral mucosa containing melanin with broad-spectrum activity against oral pathogen with no anti-inflammatory activity based on the route of transmission, the oral pathogens select for their survival in the gingiva and tooth during the different stage ages of humans.

Published by: S. Venkatesh, Lokesh Ravi, Appadurai Rajendran

Research Area: Biotechnology

Thesis

194. Assess the emotional quotient among B.Sc. nursing second-year students in selected nursing college in Indore (M.P)

New concepts such as emotional intelligence have become more widely understood; more educators are realizing that cognitive ability is not the sole or critical determinant of young people’s aptitude to flourish in today’s society. Proficiency in emotional management, conflict resolution, communication and interpersonal skills is essential for children to develop inner self-security and become able to effectively deal with the pressure and obstacles that will inevitably arise in their lives. (1) Aims: To assess the Emotional Quotient among B.sc nursing second-year students in selected nursing college in Indore (M.P).

Published by: Anugrah David, Kavitha A. S

Research Area: Nursing Students

Review Paper

195. Analysis on effect of ball burnishing processes of EN24 Steel

In the quality assurance of machine components, the so-called finishing and super finishing processes have important roles. During recent years, the post-machining cold forming methods such as burnishing, shot peening and others have occupied a very important place in the industry. Burnishing, which is one of the effective methods used to improve the surface layer properties, is essentially a cold forming process in which the raised micro-irregularities on the surface layer are plastically moved and pressed into the microcavities. The process is carried out with a highly polished ball or roller type tool which is traversed by force over a rotating workpiece. Machines normally used for burnishing operation can be drill presses, lathes, boring machines, and automatic bar or chucking machines. The process of burnishing can be done on parts which are turned, bored, reamed or ground. Any ductile or malleable material with hardness less than 40 HRC can be successfully burnished. Although diamond burnishing machines are available for finishing material harder than 40 HR. the burnishing process is used to improve the shape of components besides producing a good surface finish. Quite the opposite, the burnishing tool will not correct deviations from roundness or Straightness to any degree. In this work, an attempt is made to compare the results of ball burnishing (in abrasive paste conditions). The parameters taken into consideration are burnishing speed, burnishing feed, burnishing force, ball material and number of passes. Mathematical models have been developed in terms of surface roughness and surface hardness for ball burnishing process.  

Published by: Shreyas M Shetty, Sachin Suvarna, Anush B Tonse, Anvesh, Pavan Kumar

Research Area: Surface Roughness and Micro Hardness

Research Paper

196. SDR-based portable satellite tracking device

SDR (Software Defined Radio) Based Portable Satellite Tracking Device(PSTD). It is a research-based project based on satellite tracking and thereby creating a network of satellite ground stations which is purely focused on observing and tracking of satellite signals. The deployed ground stations can either create a global network and can automatically schedule and accomplish a target satellite. The obtained data is hosted on a web server. When completed it becomes India’s first active SDR Based Portable Satellite Tracking Device which provide the data to SATNOG community. The SDR Based Portable Satellite Tracking Device client area (which has a raspberry pi or Linux pc) and signal reception region which consist of commercial rotator or satellite DIY rotator which is used for controlling antennae rotation. The signal reception region consists of SDR region and signal amplification unit. The antennae may be stationary/omnidirectional and directional. The main advantages are it focuses on receiving LEO satellite signals, US’s NOAA, the hardware, and software are open sources, SDR enabled RF front end for maximum flexibility, data from the deploying ground station are uploaded on cloud for easy access, web support for observation scheduling on ground station with LOS with the target.

Published by: Harikrishnan KV, Jeffin Joseph Cherian, Bibin Babu, Binoj BE

Research Area: Satellite Communication

Research Paper

197. Design, development and experimental studies of downdraft gasifier

Fossil fuels are the major source of energy but the quantities of these are limited and use of these causes greenhouse effect by net addition of CO2 to earth atmosphere and also there is an issue of scarcity of fossil fuels (i.e. Petrol, LPG, and CNG) in the world. Especially in developing country like India, fossil fuel price is also very high. So, current objective is to find a substitute for a fossil fuel. Before the existence of fossil fuel, biomass was the only source of energy which was understood by mankind and utilized as a fuel. Gasification of biomass allows overcoming these issues. Energy extraction from biomass with considering environmental aspect is a challenge. Gasification is thermochemical process which converts biomass into synthesis gas (“syngas”). Syngas mainly comprises of Hydrogen (H2) and Carbon Monoxide (CO), which has the capability to further burnout and releases energy. Syngas can be used for power production, heating application, and liquid fuel production. There are several reactors available for gasification process; present study is focused on downdraft gasifier reactors. It is focused on the production of syngas and effect of various parameters like equivalence ratio, the moisture content of biomass wood used on a composition of syngas. Therefore, the intention is to produce a substitute gaseous fuel syngas from biomass by using fixed bed downdraft gasifier.

Published by: Sinhal Samirkumar Narendrabhai, Mohammad Husain Shaikh, Patel Sachin

Research Area: Renewable Energy

Case Study

198. Real time communication between mobile and web browser

WebRTC technology that offers high eminence RTC applications being established for web and mobile platforms and permit them to interconnect via API’s and similarly with the set of practices. WebRTC deliberations to be focused between at least two endpoints by means of program based versatile/work area applications or gadget local portable applications. This paper explains about enabling online shoppers to have live audio/video chats through mobile with the vendors so that they can look at the product and clarity the uncertainties on spot, as though they are feeling outdoor shopping, the paper also proves such competence by leveraging evolving expertise like WebRTC and WSC.

Published by: Roopika S, Naveen Naganna

Research Area: Computer Networking

Research Paper

199. Comparative study of renewable energy based stills and electric heater coupled stills for water purification

Water scarcity is the major problem that calls for the development and economy of the country. One of the best and most inexpensive methods to solve those problems were by solar distillation method. The productivity of the still depends upon many parameters. Expect water temperature other parameters cannot be altered. In this work sensible heat storage material; latent heat storage material was used along with biomass boiler and electric heaters to increase the water temperature in the still. An external glass cooling method was used to reduce the losses and increases the condensation rate in the still. Naturally available biomass such as wood was tried in this work as biomass fuel. Experiments are carried out by coupling various still designs such as the pyramid, multi-basin and single basin design with the biomass boiler and elecrtic heater. The single basin still was operated in the solar mode for comparison. Payback periods are calculated for various stills, the payback periods for biomass augmented stills are low when compared to solar stills and stills coupled with the heater. The multi-basin still with electric heater produces more yield than other shapes of design. The percentage of productivity for single basin still was 59% more than single basin solar still,66% more than pyramid still and 72% more in multi-basin still.

Published by: A. Senthilrajan, K. Raja

Research Area: Mechanical

Research Paper

200. To study the effect of quadriceps strengthening versus hamstring strengthening in patients with osteoarthritis of knee

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic degenerative disease affecting major joints of the body especially weight-bearing joints for example knee, one-third of adults and presenting a tendency to increase with age. OA knee can be associated with symptoms of pain, instability, reduction of the range of motion (ROM) and consequently, deterioration in the quality of life and function. This functional limitation results in an increase in the risk of an increase in disability which leads to impairment of day-to-day ability.  

Published by: Dr. Parveen Pathan, Dr. Subrat Samal, Dr. Snehal Samal

Research Area: Manual Therapy

Research Paper

201. Passive strecting and functional electrical stimulation combined with cryotherapy is effective in spastic hand in hemiplegic patients: A comparative study

To determine the effects of passive stretching and electrical stimulation with cryotherapy on spastic hand in hemiplegic patients.. Sample size:  40 patients (20 in each group),Study Design:  Interventional Study, Study setting: A 100 bedded tertiary care teaching hospital with well-equipped medical and surgical intensive care unit and musculoskeletal department, Sample and Sampling method:  40  patients were  randomly selected  and  assigned in 2 groups,  as Group 1(control group), Group 2 (Interventional group)  in equal numbers Exclusion Criteria. Patients having dermatological problem, patients who have received butox or steroids, patients having seizures, severe depression, injuries to arms and hands. Inclusion Criteria: Patient diagnosed with spastic hemiplegia, patients having wrist flexors spasticity grade 3 according modified Asworth Scale,age 35-65 years both gender, patients who are interested to participate, stroke episode less than 4 months. Result: Mann Whitney U Test was used to analyze the pre and post treatment values of modified as worth scale and hand wrist functional scale between groups. Conclusion: The study shows that electrical Functional stimulation combined with crotherapy is more effective as compared to cryotherapy and passive strecthing

Published by: Dr. Parveen Pathan, Dr. Subrat Samal, Dr. Snehal Samal

Research Area: Neuro Rehabilitation

Research Paper

202. To study effect of Maitland mobilization and conventional treatment on management of tennis elbow

Lateral epicondylitis is one of the commonest musculoskeletal conditions. The etiology of lateral epicondylitis is poorly understood. In spite of long duration for treatment protocol recurrence rate is common. Objective: The present study was undertaken to compare the effect of Maitland mobilization and conservative treatment in lateral epicondylitis. Method: 60 subjects diagnosed with lateral epicondylitis were included in the study. Functional status of patient was evaluated using upper extremity functional index scale. The data was collected by questionnaire form and was analyzed using SPSS 14.0 and graph pad 6.7 version. Correlation of pain and hand grip was done using Pearson correlation coefficient. Result: 80% of cases were in the age group between 30-40 years and 20% were more than 40 years. 33.33% was males and 66.66% females. The mean pain on was in group A was 3.43 and in group B it was 4.2 by the end of 9 th week. Mean pain free grip strength improved in group A 19.96 as compared to group B 16.36 by end of 9th week. Mean upper extremity functional index showed significant improvement in group A as compared to group B. In occupation wise distribution 33.33% subjects were housewives, 20% were clerks. In hand dominance 91.66% were right-handed and 8.33% were left handed. Conclusion: From the present study it is concluded that Maitland mobilization combined with conservative treatment is effective in management of lateral epicondylitis as compared to only conservative treatment.

Published by: Dr. Parveen Pathan, Dr. Subrat Samal, Dr. Snehal Samal

Research Area: Manual Therapy

Research Paper

203. Fraud action and countermeasures in cloud

Cloud offers a very efficient computing platform that makes their customers work better in different levels of tasks. Cloud offers the variety of services such as software, application, infrastructure, and storage. In the last few years, the number of people using these services has increased more and lots of information has been stored in the cloud. At the same time, many attacks related to the cloud has also increased due to attackers trying to exploit the security vulnerabilities. Managing the cloud without any attacks is one of the important aspects and knowing the countermeasure to handle each attack is necessary to everyone who is utilizing the cloud service.

Published by: Kishore Shreyas S

Research Area: Cloud Security

Research Paper

204. Mechanical characterization of Al-Fe composite

Aluminum MMCs are preferred to other conventional materials in the fields of aerospace, automotive and marine applications owing to their improved properties like high strength to weight ratio, good wear resistance etc. In the present work, an attempt has been made to synthesize metal matrix composite using Al6061 as matrix material reinforced with ceramic Fe3O4 particulates using liquid metallurgy route in particular stir casting technique. Aluminum matrix composites reinforced with Iron oxide particles gives superior mechanical properties. And are used in several demanding fields like automobile, aerospace, defense, sports, electronics, biomedical and other industrial purposes. Various manufacturing processes e.g. stir casting, ultra-sonic assisted casting, compo-casting, powder metallurgy, liquid infiltration are being utilized for the production of the aluminum matrix composites. These composite materials possess improved physical and mechanical properties.

Published by: Sathyajith, Rithesh, Vishwas Shetty, Wasim Akram, V Vijendra Bhat

Research Area: Mechanical Engineering

Review Paper

205. Study of different microstrip patch antenna and their feeding schemes

Today’s in a modern communication system the most widely used antenna is the microstrip patch antenna which is used due to its advantages like the small size, low- cost and less weight. The patch antenna can be excited by different feeding techniques such as contacting and nom- contacting. In contacting scheme, the signal is fed directly to the patch whereas in non –contacting method signal is fed by using electromagnetic field coupling. In this review paper a survey has been conducted on different types of microstrip antenna namely Patch antenna, Dipole antenna, Printed slot antenna, traveling wave antenna and feeding techniques used in Microstrip Patch Antenna (MPA). Antennas like the single band, dual band, multiband and wideband have been studied along with their parameters like gain, return loss, radiation pattern and their bandwidth.

Published by: Gaganpreet Singh, Mukta Sharma

Research Area: Patch Antenna

Research Paper

206. Maternal parenting quality: It’s effect on infant mental health

Early years of life are highly influenced by the quality of relationships with parents, which have a lasting impression on future mental health. The parenting quality of infants those who were ‘normal/ at low risk’ and those who were ‘at risk’ and its effect on the mental health of infants was studied on a sample of 97 mother-infant dyads from rural and urban Dharwad, Karnataka, India. The parent-child interactions during play (with available play materials) were videotaped for 12-15 minutes duration at their home. The parenting quality was assessed using Keys to Interactive Parenting Scale by Comfort and Gordon (2006) which measures three constructs of parenting viz. building relationships, promoting learning and supporting confidence. The mental health of infants was measured using Ages and Stages Questionnaire-Socio-emotional by Squires et.al (2002) and the socioeconomic status (SES) was measured using SES Scale developed by Agarwal et.al (2005). The results revealed that the mothers of infants at ‘low risk’ were high on parenting quality. Child characteristics such as age and ordinal position, maternal characteristics such as age, education, occupation and age at marriage significantly predicted the infant mental health (37%). The maternal parenting quality alone predicted infant mental health (5%) which was in-turn correlated to maternal age, education, occupation, and SES. Hence there is a great need to provide intervention to mothers of infants who are ‘at risk’ and also to those mothers who are low on parenting quality so that the future generation blooms without any stressors that can damage the infant mental health.

Published by: Pavitra Bhat, Dr. Pushpa Khadi

Research Area: Human Development and Family Studies

Research Paper

207. Highly accurate DAS for detecting speed limit signs

Driver Assistance Systems (DAS) are the systems to help the driver in the driving process. This work checks the road in front of a vehicle and detects speed limit sign. Highly reliable and accurate classification is done through three main phases named acquisition, detection, and recognition. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technique is used in this algorithm to recognize traffic sign templates. This proposed system results in more accuracy over existing DAS. The capacities and vigor of the proposed system are tried against various situations.

Published by: Gifty Saju, Anna Prethibha Shobak

Research Area: Image Processing

Research Paper

208. An hybrid of PET and NIRS of non-invasive technique with clustering for detecting brain tumor

Segmentation is the process of partitioning the digital image into many segments which depends on pixels. It helps to identify objects or an irrelevant object in a particular area. The segmentation was based on color, texture and threshold methods. The main focus of this work is not only identifying the defected area in the brain but also analyzing the approximate location. So the clustering method is applied for grouping the similar objects. The non-invasive technique is a safe imaging technique uses today in research facilities and hospitals throughout the world. The comparing of non-invasive techniques like Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan and the hybrid of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) and Electro-Encephalography (EEG) brain interfaces gives the best result to find the approximate location of the detected area in the brain with accuracy and stability.

Published by: Eniya Priya Darsini K

Research Area: Clustering

Research Paper

209. Lung cancer detection system by fusion of CT and MRI images

Lung cancer is one of the common types of cancer in the world. It is hard to detect cancer and the affected level at an early stage. CT and MRI help us to detect this type of cancers at an early stage. Fusion of a CT and MRI images can be done for obtaining best results. However, in previous works, this method of diagnosis has not been carried out. In this proposed work combining of CT and MRI images can be done and the level of cancer in the lungs can be identified. Image fusion is used to identify the common features between the two images this can be used to improve the quality of the images for easy identification.

Published by: Gokulapriya V, M. Marikkannan

Research Area: Image Processing

Research Paper

210. Statistical approach to study the lithostratigraphic sequence in the Proterozoic Kolhans

Lithofacies succession in the Proterozoic Kolhan Group has been studied statistically using modified Cross-Association Analysis, Markov chain model, and Entropy function. The lithofacies analysis based on the field descriptions and their vertical packaging has been done for assessing the sediment depositional framework and the environment of deposition. Six lithofacies arranged, in two genetic sequences, have been recognized within the succession. The result of Markov chain and cross-association analysis indicates that the deposition of the lithofacies is in the Markovian and non-cyclic process and represents asymmetric fining- upward. The chi-square test has been done to test for randomness in hypotheses for lithofacies transition at the confidence level of 95%. The entropy analysis has been done to evaluate the randomness of occurrence of lithofacies in a succession. Two types of entropies are related to every state; one is relevant to the Markov matrix expressing the upward transitions (entropy after deposition), and the other, relevant to the matrix expressing the downward transitions (entropy before deposition). The total energy regime calculated from the entropy analysis showing maximum randomness, suggests that changing pattern in the deposition has been a result of rapid to the steady flow. This results from a change in the depositional pattern from deltaic to lacustrine deposit and sediment bypassing that finally generated non-cyclicity in the sequence.

Published by: Rohini Das

Research Area: Sedimentology

Research Paper

211. Battery-ultracapacitor hybrid system for electric vehicles using new bidirectional quadratic DC-DC converter

Hybrid energy storage system is used with the objective of taking advantage of the best characteristics of each device, creating a system that is superior, than any of the devices used alone. Due to operational requirements of distributed generation systems, energy storage devices like batteries and super-capacitors, need bidirectional DC-DC converters to allow charge or discharge according to with the necessary conditions. A new battery-ultracapacitor hybrid energy storage system is proposed for electric vehicles. The main objectives of using ultra-capacitors in alongside batteries are: improving performance, increase the system efficiency and extend the battery life. In many applications, conventional bidirectional converters are inadequate since the specified range of input voltages and the specified range of output voltages call for an extremely large range of conversion ratios. A new bidirectional quadratic converter with high voltage gain in both step-down and step-up operation modes is used along with the ultra-capacitor. This converter is also characterized by a simple control technique since it is only necessary to control one power semiconductor for each mode. The additional power semiconductors remain always on or always off. In this project, an Ultra Capacitor is integrated with the battery in an Electric Vehicle using the new bidirectional quadratic buck-boost converter to improve the dynamic performance of the vehicle system and enhancing the battery life. The system model and the implemented control strategy has been simulated in MATLAB/SIMULINK software. The hardware of the proposed system is made. The control strategy is implemented using TMS320F28027.

Published by: Jithin K Mathews, Sija Gopinathan, Sera Mathew

Research Area: Power Electronics

Research Paper

212. Fuzzy logic based three-level boost converter with Quasi-Z source

For conventional boost converters, switching stress will be more at high gain, in order to alleviate this problem three level boost converters are used. The mismatched voltage levels between the dynamic lower voltage and the required constant higher voltage of the DC link bus of the inverter can be solved using flying-capacitor based three-level boost converter with a quasi-Z source (TLBqZ). The operating principle of wide range voltage-gain for this topology is according to the effective switching states of the converter and the multi-loop energy communication characteristic of the quasi-Z source. The dynamic self-balance principle of the flying capacitor voltage is utilized. An analysis is done on the performance of the converter with PI and fuzzy controller. The fuzzy logic controller is used for switching pulse generation in the converter, as it is more advantageous over PI controller. An H-bridge inverter is fed from the converter that connects to the AC loads. The simulation of the circuit is performed in MATLABR2014a and waveforms are analyzed. An experimental prototype of the converter is implemented using dsPIC30F2010 microcontroller and results are verified.

Published by: Anju Ramesh T, Dr. Siny Paul, Neema S

Research Area: Power Electronics

Research Paper

213. Soft switching bidirectional DC-DC converter for energy storage systems

Bidirectional DC-DC converters are one of the most important parts of energy storage systems such as in plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), the fuel-cell vehicle, renewable energy system, and uninterruptible power supply (UPS). Energy storage systems are used for storing energy and use it during fluctuations or supply outage. To improve its efficiency a soft-switching bidirectional DC-DC converter using a lossless active snubber is used. In this converter, Zero Voltage Switching (ZVS) of the main switches and Zero Current Switching (ZCS) of the auxiliary switches are always achieved by utilizing an active snubber which consists of auxiliary switches, diodes, an inductor, and a capacitor. In addition, by utilizing this active snubber, there is no reverse recovery problem induced by the poor dynamic performance of the MOSFETs body diode. Moreover, by adjusting according to loads, it is possible to achieve optimized overall efficiency throughout the whole loading range. This system is analyzed by the simulation in MATLAB/SIMULINK 2017. Hardware is implemented using dsPIC30f2010 microcontroller for 20W and 20 kHz and results are verified.

Published by: Sreelakshmi K S, Ninu Joy, Deena Mathew

Research Area: Power Electronics

Research Paper

214. Fuzzy controller based boost PFC converter for EV application

The scarcity of fossil fuel and the increased pollution leads to the use of Electric Vehicles (EV) and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) instead of conventional Internal Combustion (IC) engine vehicles. In EVs and HEVs, a battery is used as the main power source, so that battery charger is treated as the core technology. Battery charger based on a unidirectional non-isolated boost power factor correction (PFC) converter for electric vehicles (EV) is introduced here. This non-isolated high gain boost PFC converter automatically balances the output voltages for an unbalanced load without the need for any additional control strategy or auxiliary circuit. For EV charging application one of the important factors is that the battery chargers should consume sinusoidal current with controlled power factor for contributing to the power quality in the future Smart Grids and high voltage gain for charging the battery. This converter can improve the power quality and can control the output voltage according to the demand of the battery. Due to these advantages, it can be used for electric vehicle charging application. Fuzzy control has been used for switching pulse generation in the converter. The topology has been simulated in MATLAB2014a and the various waveforms were analyzed. The control circuit was implemented using dsPIC30F2010. An experimental prototype of the converter was set up and the results were verified.

Published by: Sajilamol S, Elizabeth Paul, Mohitha Thomas

Research Area: Power Electronics

Research Paper

215. A parametric study of blended cement

Development of infrastructure play vital role in the economic development of any country. Our country is unable to complete the targeted length of roads as the cost of construction is increasing at an alarming rate due to increasing cost of construction materials. Partial or full replacement of conventional materials by suitable waste materials results in reduced construction costs and also helps in safe disposal of waste. Researchers have performed studies on utilizing waste materials such as Crusher Dust. Zink slag, Copper slag, scraps tires, etc.In pavement construction. In this investigation fly ash was used, because it is available in large quantities in the country as a waste product The use of fly ash as a replacement of sand and cement is an economical solution for making green and denser concrete. The study of the mechanical properties of concrete with 30 percent replacement of sand with (bottom ash), partial replacement of cement by…… and use of superplasticizer is presented in this thesis. The effect of blending fly ash content (15% to 45%) and replacing equal amount of cement for paving concrete was studied. Various mixes were developed for paving concrete, which aimed to meet the required specification provided by the (MORTH) . To address the strength and toughness, both closed-loop compression and flexure tests were conducted. The results were compared with the control concrete specimens prepared using the current mix design procedures of the IS : 10262. Test results indicated that up to 25% cement could be replaced by blending coal fly ash, resulting in high strength. The strength of concrete with 25% fly ash was higher than both the control concrete and the concrete containing 15% fly ash. At 25% cement replacement, the strength of M40 grade concrete exceeded 52 MPa in the lab with higher slump. The strength of concrete increased due to better particle packing by the inclusion of fly ash as a partial replacement of sand and cement as compared to control concrete. Also since workability is increased. There is further scope of reduction of water, which will further reduce the required quantity of cement. The results also indicated 13% higher flexural strength by the inclusion of as a partial replacement of sand, as compared to control concrete. The proposed mix design can save up to 103kg. Of cement per cum when compared to the conventional mix design, and resulted in fly ash utilization, to the tune of 298Kg per cum of concrete.

Published by: Beohar C. J. P, Sherin Felix

Research Area: Concrete Technology

Research Paper

216. Design analysis of slide force testing machine

This master of engineering project was carried out at a GLOBAL AUTOMATION, which manufactures special purpose machine and material handling equipment. The force carrying capacity of brake caliper can be measured by using the slide force testing machine. The design of the slide force testing machine is developed by using solid edge software and by using thumb rule. The aim of this project is to analyze the design of slide force testing machine in order to optimize the design in such a way that it should be utilized by this company in future. The project focuses on choosing the optimize design of the slide force testing machine. The final aim was to create a modified design to achieve high-quality production with lesser cost, which enhances both the efficiency and productivity. With the help of ansys software, it is possible to analyze the design of the slide force testing machine.

Published by: Vishakha Jaypalsinh Chavhan, S. P. Trikal

Research Area: Design Analysis

Review Paper

217. Breast cancer detection using microstrip patch antenna

Breast cancer is an invasive disease in women which needs early detection. Different approaches have been done to detect cancer using different types of the antenna-like circular patch antenna, microstrip antenna, t-shaped slotted antenna and slotted rectangular antenna. There are even many techniques for the detection of breast cancer like mammography, microwave imaging which have limitations. The microwave imaging is safer method when compared to X-Ray. In this review paper, a circular microstrip patch antenna using FR-4 substrate, microstrip slot antenna, rectangular microstrip patch antenna, hemispherical antenna array, Pentagonal patch antenna array which resonates at different frequencies are used to detect the breast cancer.

Published by: K Vidyasree, Manisha M, Nagaveni T S, Nandini B M, H Vinod Kumar

Research Area: Antenna

Research Paper

218. MFCC feature extraction for speech recognition with hybrid application

To analyze and detect human voice in different applications such as military area, medical field, and telecommunication for assigning tasks according to it. In this Human voice recognized using MFCC features with a network in such a way that it recognizes only specific person speech commands with exit the program for another one. This paper represents with a wide range of feature extraction algorithm available, MFCC is the is a leading approach for speech feature extraction and our current research aims to apply it on real-time hybrid based applications i.e. home automation and robotic application. The ANN has been trained for commands LIGHTS ON, LIGHTS OFF, FAN ON and FAN OFF for home automation as well as LEFT, RIGHT, FORWARD, BACK, STOP for our robotics application. Thingspeak IOT cloud has been used as the server to send/receive commands between two clients, the PC/laptop from where the speech command is sent and the Raspberry Pi where the command will be used to control the robot and relays for home automation. The best part of the proposed system is that controlling the devices is independent of the location of the speaker. The result shows the proposed method has achieved an accuracy of 96.64% for robotic application and 94.63% for home automation speech commands.

Published by: Megha Ganeshrao Kadam, Sakshi A. Paithane

Research Area: Speech Processing

Research Paper

219. AHB design and verification AMBA 2.0 using System Verilog

Bus protocol is important in the field of Intellectual Property (IP) reuse by standardizing the interface of the hardware component as they help in simplifying the task. The Bridge between Advance High Performance (AHB) master and AHB slave also play an important role in communication. Advance Microcontroller bus architecture (AMBA) is the solution for the block to interconnect with each other AMBA protocol family is used to replace complex bridges with the specific protocol block interface in SoC design. The new verification constructs can be easily reused for the objected-oriented feature of System Verilog. The paper also introduced how to design the AMBA (advanced microprocessors bus architecture) verification IP (intellectual property) by System Verilog, which include AHB (advanced high-performance bus) master and AHB monitor. The verification IP can be reused to verify any AMBA protocol based SoC. To reduce the time spending in the verification, a reference model designing method is also discussed in the paper. The approach is to design the core that contains the processing hardware and the minimal interface is adapted by specific protocol by using a wrapper. It is suitable for low latency and high bandwidth design and provides the flexibility in implementation of interconnect architecture, also provides high frequency of operation without using complex bridge Advanced Microcontroller Bus Architecture (AMBA) is the on chip communication standard generally used for designing high performance embedded controller and the IP for verification can be reused to verify other AMBA protocol based System on chip (SoC). The tools used for this project is Modelsim.

Published by: Divya M, Dr. K. A. Radhakrishna Rao

Research Area: VLSI

Research Paper

220. Smart parking system using IoT

These day's usage of personal vehicles is increasing to commutate than depend on public transportation. Due to increasing personal vehicles, it’s a big task to find a parking space in most of the cities. To overcome this problem we are introducing the new concept of smart parking system using IoT. The main objective of this project is to find free slots in any parking area. It allows us to register a free slot with user details and then the unique id is generated for that particular slot. When the vehicle enters the parking slot it asks for the ID which was generated while booking, if the ID is valid then only it allows the entry into the parking slot. If ID is not valid it does not allow.

Published by: Roja T V, Sandhya N, Ashwini, Harshitha Bedre, Dr. Prabha R

Research Area: Vehicle Parking In Cities

Research Paper

221. Design of net zero energy residential building

The main objective of this paper is the whole design of a Net Zero Energy Residential Building. It is much difficult to understand the overall concept of a net zero energy building. As all, we know that the building has a significant impact on the energy use and the environment which in turn effect on the development of the present era. The proposed site for the Net zero residential building is in Lakkidi near Palakkad, Kerala. A complete design has done for the proposed NZERB using Indian standard codes. We have selected the site for the proposed building and various climatological surveys were conducted. Structural and functional design of the (G+1) residential building is completed and detailed estimates of conventional building and zero energy building has been prepared and conducted the comparative study.

Published by: Sruthi J, Gokuldeepan P

Research Area: Civil Engineering

Review Paper

222. The study of characteristic behaviour of quarry and furnace waste lightweight bricks: A review paper

Quarry Dust and the crushed brick as alternative aggregates for concrete production for low-cost housing since it is clear that the rising cost of concrete materials coupled with environmental degradation has impaired the construction industry. The following tests were carried out to determine the physical properties of these materials; density tests, silt content, water absorption, sieve analysis, specific gravity, flakiness index and aggregate crushing value. The research was conducted by testing concrete cylinder and cubes specimens at ages of 7, 14 and 28days concrete with concrete mix ratios 1:1.5:3 with a target strength of 25N/mm2 and 1:2:4 with a target strength of 20N/mm2. Samples of concrete specimens were made using varying contents of quarry dust and laterite as fine aggregate. India is a developing contrary due to there is a huge need of infrastructure that is why construction is very important. In the construction the main material his problem we are making brick using Furnace Waste. This brick is stronger economical and effective than the clay brick. This process also helps in converting industrial waste material into quality building material. In this study, the fine and coarse aggregates were completely replaced by Furnace Waste aggregates in Furnace Waste concrete. 1) A mix design was done for M20 grade of concrete by IS method. Ordinary Portland cement of 43 grade was 2) selected and Furnace Waste aggregates were prepared by mixing Furnace Waste with cement and water. The properties of Furnace Waste In the present study we are making three types of Furnace Waste bricks in the different percentage of cement such as 3%, 5% and without cement. And after making these bricks various tests were performed such as compressive strength test, water absorption test, efflorescence, weight test, structural test and cost analysis and these results were compared with conventional bricks results.

Published by: Sandeep, Nitin Thakur

Research Area: Civil Engineering

Research Paper

223. Use of calcium chloride for soil stabilization and dust suppression of unpaved roads

In this study, Index properties of the soil sample, taken from campus, were determined to comment on the nature of the soil, and then its strength is determined in terms of CBR value. The strength of this soil sample was compared with that of soil samples prepared with adding 2% and 4% of CaCl2 in the form of the flake. From the results of the study, samples of soil with 0 to 4% calcium chloride have reached optimum strength. Findings showed that soil containing Calcium chloride 0 to 4% showed the highest amount of strength of soil.

Published by: Anil Chhangani, Vijay Kumar Meshram, Nirbhay Dangi

Research Area: Soil Stabilisation

Research Paper

224. Network performance with DDOS attack using IAFV for botnet identification

One of the most dangerous attacks is Denial-of-Service (DoS). It’s a kind of volumetric attack. Proposed a framework to evaluate the network’s performance under this attack with various network parameters. Among all the network attacks, the Distributed Denial of service (DDoS) attack is easier to carry out, more harmful, hard to be traced and difficult to prevent. So, this threat is more serious. The DDoS attack makes use of many different sources to send a lot of useless packets to the target in a short time, which will consume the target’s resource and make the target’s service unavailable. The bots may be either themselves malicious users that have been preliminarily infected (e.g., worms and /or Trojans). In order to quantify the botnet learning ability in this work, Emulation Dictionary Rate (EDR) is introduced. Implemented a novel detecting algorithm for DDoS attacks based on IP Address Features Value (IAFV) to read the characteristics of the network based on time delay, throughput and packet delivery ratio. In the proposed system, a hybrid algorithm for botnet identification is implemented to analyze the network performance at the time of attack. Numerous relevant parameters including throughput, time delay and packet delivery ratio are evaluated. Using IAFV time series to describe the state change features of network flow and detecting DDoS attack is equivalent to classifying IAFV time series virtually. It has Support Vector Machine (SVM) classifier to get the optimal solution based on the existing information under the condition that the sample size tends to be infinite or be limited.

Published by: Abinaya R, S. Nandha Kumar

Research Area: Network

Research Paper

225. The study of characteristic behaviour of quarry and furnace waste lightweight bricks

Quarry Dust and the crushed brick as alternative aggregates for concrete production for low cost housing since it is clear that the rising cost of concrete materials coupled with environmental degradation has impaired the construction industry. The following tests were carried out to determine the physical properties of these materials; density tests, silt content, water absorption, sieve analysis, specific gravity, flakiness index and aggregate crushing value. The research was conducted by testing concrete cylinder and cubes specimens at ages of 7, 14 and 28days concrete with concrete mix ratios 1:1.5:3 with a target strength of 25N/mm2 and 1:2:4 with a target strength of 20N/mm2. Samples of concrete specimens were made using varying contents of quarry dust and laterite as fine aggregate. India is a developing contrary due to there is a huge need of infrastructure that is why construction is very important. In the construction the main material his problem we are making brick using Furnace Waste. This brick is stronger economical and effective than the clay brick. This process also helps in converting industrial waste material into quality building material. In this study, the fine and coarse aggregates were completely replaced by Furnace Waste aggregates in Furnace Waste concrete. 1) A mix design was done for M20 grade of concrete by IS method. Ordinary Portland cement of 43 grade was 2) Selected and Furnace Waste aggregates were prepared by mixing Furnace Waste with cement and water. The properties of Furnace Waste. In the present study we are making three types of Furnace Waste bricks in the different percentage of cement such as 3%, 5% and without cement. And after making these bricks various tests were performed such as compressive strength test, water absorption test, efflorescence, weight test, structural test and cost analysis and these results were compared with conventional bricks results.

Published by: Sandeep, Nitin Thakur

Research Area: Civil Engineering

Research Paper

226. Web based library system for digital age

The traditional Library System consists of large amount of data related to numbers of books, the author of the book, type of book, and many more. The managing of such data in entry book is difficult and time-consuming. The technology has developed nowadays so that we can implement that technology in Library Management. The use of Data Mining in Library Management System allows identifying different users and books too. It will also provide much more facilities and services to users. Despite from saving time, it will also enhance the use of Library in a reliable way. The obtained benefits can improve and increase the access to information, enabling a significant advance in education. Some data mining techniques encompassed in this research include segmentation techniques to define the behavior of the users in Libraries, in addition to the use of recommendation techniques for more efficient interaction with users. The Digital Library is future of Library system, which provides multiple benefits and reduces the Human work.

Published by: Suyash Dabhane, Devendra Rawool, Rekha Dhaigude, Shamali Malvadkar

Research Area: Computer Science

Research Paper

227. Development and evaluation of gluten-free multi-grain health mix

Pseudocereals and some grains were known for special nutritional values along with gluten-free qualities. Amaranth, buckwheat, quinoa, flaxseed, ragi and soybean flours were evaluated for nutritional and sensory evaluation. Most consumers would prefer to improve their diets using food and drink related products rather than using traditional pills or capsules. The industry is looking for a variety of nutritious, convenient and user-friendly products. Although a variety of gluten-free products are available in the market still a small amount of gluten is present in additives such as modified food starch, preservatives, and stabilizers made with wheat moreover these products are very costly. Thus there is a need for the development of nutritious gluten-free products for celiac disease patients which are easy to prepare at home. Hence, the present study was conducted to understand the acceptance of blended healthy gluten-free high protein flour; the aim was to standardize an innovative, preservative free, simple, nutritional blend that is cost-effective. The product designed was multigrain health mix, having a unique blend of amaranth, buckwheat, flaxseed, quinoa, ragi, and soybean. This makes the product gluten-free, protein-rich having high fiber content. The acceptance was studied by conducting a sensory evaluation using the hedonic method based on a 9 point scale. The Evaluation was performed on sensory attributes like Appearance, color, taste, texture, aroma, and overall acceptability of the product. A total of five blends were prepared, the highest nutritional value was recorded in control C3 having a composition of 30g amaranth,10g buckwheat, 10g flaxseed, 10g quinoa, 20g ragi and 20g soybean. The protein content in the various products ranged from 13.4 to 24.5% and fiber content ranged from 8.3 to 12.4 %. Storage study data revealed 60 days safe storage for health mix.

Published by: Shivani Singh

Research Area: Food Processing and Technology

Research Paper

228. Effects of soft tissue mobilization on patients with a restricted glenohumeral range of motion

This Experimental  study designed to  employed a pre-test/post-test design to find the effects of soft tissue mobilization Pain, Range of Motion and Functional Activity on population having with restricted glenohumeral range of motion and pain. Therapeutic intervention has recently become popular, but there is little evidence to prove it works. In this study, 60 individuals restricted shoulder range of motion and pain were included allocated to three different groups. Group A was the Experimental group, Group B was Control. After six-week course the experimental group showed a significant improvement in shoulder range of motion and reducing the pain on VAS.

Published by: Dr. Varsha Nagarkar, Dr. Shiril Nagarkar

Research Area: Manual Therapy

Research Paper

229. Best feature selection for heart disease prediction using data mining

Data mining is a way for extracting the valuable knowledge patterns from a huge amount of data. Various data mining tools and techniques are used in the medical world for predicting the diseases. Heart disease is one of the common diseases nowadays. This paper presents different feature selection attribute Evaluator models Working with all attributes in data is not always useful so for this study we filtered selected attributes that will give maximum accuracy. This study compares various classification techniques for predicting heart disease with a different set of attributes selected using evaluators. The dataset used for the study is Cleveland heart dataset it has 14 attributes and 303 instances. For achieving the results, the different classification algorithms are applied on selected attributes taken after feature selection. The classifiers used in the study are J48, SMO, Multilevel perception, Bagging Naive Bayes Random Tree. Then, a comparative study is done on the basis of accuracy achieved from the different classifiers.

Published by: Anu Mehra, Dr. Shailendra Narayan Singh

Research Area: Data Mining

Research Paper

230. Peak to average power reduction techniques in OFDM

3GPP LTE has utilized the OFDMA for the downlink which oversees assortment versatility, inborn impenetrability to Inter picture Interference (ISI) and several more unmistakable. At any rate, 3GPP LTE structures delight in the unwell impacts of a really standard trouble called height to normal power share. The general paper attempted to discuss the section and secluding fundamentally basically based approaches for unmarried individual OFDMA structures. We have attempted our generations for L=1-4 oversampling cost and 256 FFT system and 128 sporadic substances bits to diminish the PAPR with the guide of dismissing at the correlative blend scattering work. It's far found inside the reproduction that top to regular power share diminishes to the tune of 8db from the unique unmodified machine.

Published by: Shubhangi Chakole, Dipa Kokane

Research Area: OFDM

Research Paper

231. Properties of concrete with pen waste

Plastic is the one of the waste material which is increasing day by day where as the concrete is the construction material which is also using more day by day. As the plastic is harmful material for environment so to decrease the plastic material we are using the one of the most important material waste i.e pen waste in the place of fine aggregate. The replacement of waste with fine aggregates by different proportions for M20 grade of concrete is done (2%,4%,6%,8% &10%) and strength was increased with 4 % of waste.

Published by: Bottu Shiva Kumar, Etaveni Madhavi

Research Area: Construction Materials

Survey Report

232. Device-to-device communication for LTE advanced network

Device-to-Device (D2D) communication is an advanced technology that offers various advantages for the LTE advanced network such us wireless peer-to-peer services and higher spectral efficiency. It is used in so many different fields such as network traffic offloading, public safety, social services and applications such as gaming and military applications. However, mobile users in today's cellular networks use high data rate services (e.g., video sharing, gaming, proximity-aware social networking) in which they could potentially be in range for direct communications (i.e., D2D). The objective of this paper is to present advances on the current 3GPP LTE-advanced system related to Device-to-Device (D2D). In this paper, we provide an overview of the D2D types based on the communication spectrum of D2D transmission, namely Inband D2D communication and Outband D2D communication. Then we present the proposed work for D2D communication. Hence, D2D communications in such scenarios can greatly increase the spectral efficiency of the network. The advantages of D2D communications go beyond spectral efficiency; they can potentially improve throughput, energy efficiency, delay, and fairness.

Published by: Neha Vinod Khadilkar, Marathe V R

Research Area: Communication

Review Paper

233. Fair cooperative protocols based on energy harvesting relays

The cooperative communication becomes an important topic in the field of a wireless communication network to improve the reliability and speed of communication over long-distance and curve bed surface. As the distance is increasing between transmitter and receiver, the transmitter RF power requirement goes up to maintain the required SNR. The cooperative communication is an alternative way to fulfill this requirement with the help of relaying techniques. There is a number of research articles have been published in the area of cooperative communication. The major research works have been carried out the AF, DF and CF protocols. Future generations of cellular communications require higher data rates and a more reliable transmission link with the growth of multimedia services while keeping the satisfactory quality of service, Multiple inputs multiple output (MIMO) antenna systems have been considered as an effective approach to address these demands by offering significant multiplexing and diversity gains over single antenna systems without increasing bandwidth and power. Although MIMO systems can unfold their huge benefit in cellular base stations, they may face limitations when it comes to their deployment in mobile handsets. To overcome this drawback, relays (fixed or mobile terminals) can cooperate to improve the overall system performance in cellular networks. Cooperative communications can effectively combat the severity of fading and shadow through the assistance of relays. It has been found that using relays the capacity and coverage of cellular networks can be extended without increasing mobile transmit power or demanding extra bandwidth.

Published by: Jaya Dipti Lal

Research Area: Cooperative Communication Protocols

Review Paper

234. A review on analysis of characteristics behaviour of locally existing material in pavement sub base

Base materials that meet specifications are getting more difficult to get in many regions of the United States. As a result, higher quality materials have to be hauled long distances. This act would significantly increase the costs associated with roadway construction and subsequent maintenance and rehabilitation. Low quality or out-of-specification materials are usually available from local sources. If through appropriate treatment of the materials or/and structural design, the optimum use of local materials can be permitted, the construction can be accelerated and significant monetary benefits can be realized Most of the pavement design guidelines are based on the assumption that aggregates are important ingredients of pavement structure. However, availability of good quality aggregates may be a constraint in some locations. To transport good quality aggregates from long distance may not be economically feasible. Due to the excessive investment and maintenance cost, new methods of design had to be sought and new building materials are introduced. Some researchers tried with soil, which is available everywhere. The engineering properties of soil were modified using certain treatment. At the same time various waste products are created by several industrial plants. These waste products could be used in the road construction projects after following certain treatment procedure. By treating natural soil or fly-ash, or by addition of certain materials to it, new road construction Each highway was divided into three sections with different materials in the subbase and base layers, such as fine lateritic soil, fine lateritic soil stabilized with lime, and a mixture of fine lateritic soil and crushed rock. The compaction characteristics were evaluated in laboratory tests. From the time the segments were constructed (in 1998 and 2000) until 2001, the stress-strain behavior of the paving structures was evaluated by in situ tests, such as the plate-bearing, Benkelman beam, and falling weight deflect to meter tests. From the results, conclusions were drawn about which of the chosen materials showed the best performance in mechanical behavior.

Published by: Hardeep, Nitin Thakur

Research Area: Civil Engineering

Research Paper

235. Analysis of characteristics behaviour of locally existing material in pavement sub base

Base materials that meet specifications are getting more difficult to get in many regions of the United States. As a result, higher quality materials have to be hauled long distances. This act would significantly increase the costs associated with roadway construction and subsequent maintenance and rehabilitation. Low quality or out-of-specification materials are usually available from local sources. If through appropriate treatment of the materials or/and structural design, the optimum use of local materials can be permitted, the construction can be accelerated and significant monetary benefits can be realized Most of the pavement design guidelines are based on the assumption that aggregates are important ingredients of the pavement structure. However, availability of good quality aggregates may be a constraint in some locations. To transport good quality aggregates from the long distance may not be economically feasible. Due to the excessive investment and maintenance cost, new methods of design had to be sought and new building materials are introduced. Some researchers tried with soil, which is available everywhere. The engineering properties of soil were modified using certain treatment. At the same time, various waste products are created by several industrial plants. These waste products could be used in the road construction projects after following certain treatment procedure. By treating natural soil or fly-ash, or by addition of certain materials to it, new road construction Each highway was divided into three sections with different materials in the subbase and base layers, such as fine lateritic soil, fine lateritic soil stabilized with lime, and a mixture of fine lateritic soil and crushed rock. The compaction characteristics were evaluated in laboratory tests. From the time the segments were constructed (in 1998 and 2000) until 2001, the stress-strain behavior of the paving structures was evaluated by in situ tests, such as the plate-bearing, Benkelman beam, and falling weight deflect to meter tests. From the results, conclusions were drawn about which of the chosen materials showed the best performance in mechanical behavior.

Published by: Hardeep, Nitin Thakur

Research Area: Civil Engineering

Research Paper

236. Review on image watermarking based on LBP transform technique

In this review paper, we describe a digital image watermarking technique applying local binary patterns (LBP). Local binary patterns are best known for their rugged texture defining capabilities and digital watermarking applied in proving the copyright of a multimedia content. In this work, we study an LBP synthesis or inverse LBP identical process and its suitability to the digital image watermarking. The LBP synthesis process varies the near pixels values so that the LBP measured from these pixels is the desired value that we want to synthesize. This procedure takes into account the requisition of a digital image watermarking such as robustness and imperceptibility to watermark removal attacks. Due to the character of LBP synthesis, it is necessary that only a few pixels of a provided block is changed to embed the watermark. The simulation output shows that the technique is rugged to the rotation, JPEG compression, and scaling attacks. This LBP synthesis procedure could also be utilized to watermark sensor data for justifying the ownership. We are positive that this work would progress to a new research direction invalidation of digital content. In this work, a binary watermark is embedded into the image blocks by changing the neighborhood pixels conferred to the LBP pattern. However, various image blocks can have the similar LBP pattern, which can lead to false detection in watermark extraction procedure. In different words, one can change the host image deliberately without affecting its watermark message. In addition, there is no encryption procedure before watermark embedding, which leads to another potential security issue. To explain its weakness, two special copy-paste attacks are suggested in this paper, and several experiments are organized to prove the effectiveness of these attacks. To solve these issues, an enhanced semi-fragile watermarking based on LBP operators is conferred.

Published by: Riddhima Prakash, Faseeh Ahmad

Research Area: Image Processing

Research Paper

237. Hybrid technique for better noise removal to enhance edge detection

Edge detection technique is used to detect the edge of the image. But before edge detection the image must be free from noise. The solution for removal of image and image recovery is image de-noising models which give better solution to remove the possible pixel noise from the target image matrix. The image data is taken in the form of matrix data (2-D, 3-D or N-D), which is processed in the different dimensions with various practices in order to remove (eventually fix) the noise pixels. In this paper, the weight of the pixel is taken and covariance is calculated in the 3x3 pixel blocks. This algorithm does the cross-validation and checks the best fitness value of the pixel. Then the image is enhanced by using enhancement technique. Then the edges of the image are taken by using edge detection technique. The performance of proposed model has been estimated under various experiments. The results are found improved for all of the dataset images on the basis of PSNR (peak signal to noise ratio) and SSIM (structural similarity) based parameters.

Published by: Gurinder Singh, Pankaj Sharma, Puneet Jain

Research Area: Image Processing

Research Paper

238. Vibrational analysis of cracked cantilever beam

A damage is one of the vital characteristics of the structural analysis because of safety cause as well as the economic prosperity of the industries. Identification of faults in dynamic structures and components are a significant aspect of judgment creating about their overhaul and retirement. The existence of cracks which influence the performance of structures as well as the vibrational parameters like modal natural frequencies, mode shapes, modal damping, and stiffness. In the present work, the effect of crack parameters (relative crack location and crack depth) on the vibrational parameters of a cracked cantilever beam are examined by different techniques using numerical method, finite element analysis (FEA), using ANSYS. Finite Element Method has been accomplished to derive the vibration signatures of the cracked cantilever beam. The results obtained analytically are validated with the results obtained from the FEA. The simulations of FEA have done with the help of ANSYS software. Similarly, the Modal analysis is carried out using ANSYS software. Harmonic analysis is done to observe the resonating and anti-resonating peaks for the Un-cracked and cracked cases considered. The stresses induced due to crack are obtained from the static structure analysis done with the help of ANSYS software. The natural frequencies values obtained from all these approaches are observed and the final conclusions are drawn. With the increase in crack depth, there is an increase in natural frequency. When the distance of crack from fixed end is increased there is an increase in natural frequency.

Published by: Sarat Chandra Menda, Pushpa Ratnam Raju Jalli

Research Area: Mechanical

Research Paper

239. A novel system for analysis of soil properties

The paper describes a microcontroller based model to test the soil sample for five different parameters viz moisture, temperature, pH, resistivity, and conductivity built using ATMEGA32. The readings sensed are stored in an Excel sheet through a Visual Basic code. The saved readings will be read in MATLAB software and graphical representations will be done in MATLAB. Data is secured at the file level and also while accessing the folder through passwords so that there is no unwanted interference. Conditions are tested by using Fuzzy logic and desired conditions necessary for plant growth will be concluded. Also, the graphs can be viewed on an ANDROID operating mobile phone system wherein users can view the plots by using the application MATLAB mobile. GSM modem SIM900 is used to send the readings via SMS to the concerned person giving scope for communication. Through this project, we can study variations in soil properties, the concept of precision farming and sustainable agriculture, overcome the limitations in conventional techniques, analyze the plant growth conditions and include scope for communication.

Published by: Sneha Nargundkar, Prabhakar Manage

Research Area: Electronics

Review Paper

240. A mapping study on test case selection based on nature-inspired algorithms

After delivery of software product for modification, in order to correct faults or for improving the performance or other attributes, we calculate software maintenance. For this there is the need for regression testing, regression testing is used to check that no upcoming errors have been found throughout the maintenance phase. The abundant number of test suites consist of some repetitions/redundancies as the same fault/error may be covered by many test cases. Hence, it is recommended/advisable to decrease/reduce the test suite. Test case selection is one of the techniques used for reducing the number of test cases by selecting only those test cases from test suite which can detect all those faults which were detected by the whole test. This paper calculates the execution/performance of two metaheuristic algorithm – Cuckoo search and Bat algorithm for selecting test cases. Performance evaluation deciding factors are no. of faults detected and execution time. Results are achieved by conducting experiments on a large scale.

Published by: Sumedha Raheja, Rajvir Singh

Research Area: Software Testing

Review Paper

241. Review on different Text documents clustering techniques

Along with the rapid and fast development of the Internet, there is a prodigious increase in the use of data and information. The aggressive growth of data has led us to an information explosion era, where the data cannot be easily maintained. Also, there is an increase in the use of electronic data and the information is stored in electronic format in the form of text documents such as news articles, books, digital library and so on. Clustering of the text documents has become an important technology over the internet. Text Clustering is mainly described as the grouping of the similar documents a large collection of unstructured documents. Text document clustering is the most widely used method for generalizing a large amount of information. In this paper, we tried to compare some existing text document clustering techniques on the basis of few criteria like time, accuracy and performance.

Published by: Jyoti Verma, Neetu Verma

Research Area: Data Mining

Research Paper

242. Modelling, and performance analysis of hybrid wind solar power system using MPPT control technique and VSC at grid

Renewable energy sources have become a popular alternative electrical energy source where power generation in conventional ways is not practical. In the last few years, the photovoltaic and wind power generation have been increased significantly. In this study, we proposed a hybrid energy system which combines both solar panel and wind turbine parameter to generate electrical power source of electrical and supplied to power grid station. Two control techniques are used to maximum power point tracking (MPPT). It is used in circuit wind turbine as well in solar to get maximum power. And second control technique is used at grid side converting DC-AC by voltage source converter. A simple control technique which is also cost effective has been proposed to track the operating point at which maximum power can be coerced from the PV system and wind turbine generator system under continuously changing environmental conditions. The entire hybrid system is described given along with comprehensive simulation results that discover the feasibility of the system. A software simulation model is developed in Matlab/Simulink.

Published by: Sandeep Tiwari, Dr. Bhupal Singh

Research Area: Engineering

Dissertations

243. Mathematics using construction of designs

Statistics is defined as the science of collection, presentation analysis and interpretation of numerical data. The field is divided into small plots of the same size and the same treatments are applied to all the plots and the yield in each plot is noted. This enables one to divide the field into relatively homogeneous subgroups is called block of equal fertility to control the experimental error. Additional points ( or ) lines to supplement a geometrical figure so as to prove some property of the figure are called constructions.

Published by: S. Kolanchinathan, Dr. R. Balakumar

Research Area: Mathematics

Review Paper

244. A review paper on exhaust manifold

The design and operational variables of exhaust systems are decisive to determine overall engine performance. The best engine overall performance can be obtained by proper design of the engine exhaust systems. Using this engine model, the effects of the parameters of the exhaust systems on the engine performance are obtained. In particular, the following parameters are chosen: diameter of the exhaust manifold, exhaust pipe lengths, and geometry of pipe junctions. This investigation helps to find the optimized size of exhaust pipe system which can be used further designing as well as the manufacturing of exhaust manifold.

Published by: Abhishek Mhatre, Shubham Pangal, Rohit Mane, Ruturaj Chavan, Pramod Magade

Research Area: Exhaust Manifold

Research Paper

245. Analytical method development of the combination pesticide Azoxystrobin and Epoxiconazole by R- HPLC

A simple reverse phase liquid chromatographic method has been developed and subsequently validated for the Azoxystrobin and Epoxiconazole are a fungicide molecule; which are applicable for the treatment of the vegetable and fruits fungal decease. These Azoxystrobin and Epoxiconazole molecules were separated through a mobile phase consisting of the mixture of acetonitrile, methanol, and water in the ration of 10:30:60. All these solvents are HPLC grade. Column: Qualis BDS C18 (250 x 4, 5μ); Flow rate: 1.0 ml/min; Detector: UV-Vis. Absorption (λ) at 230 nm of Shimadzu HPLC (model: LC-2030). The LC solution software was used for the analytical method, data integrations, and calculations in this analysis. There are two molecules were analyzed for separation and quantification. The results of the study showed that the proposed RP-HPLC method is simple, rapid, precise and accurate, which is useful for the identification and quantifications of these molecules interims of validation parameters viz., separation, system suitability, System Precision and linearity in a simple HPLC analysis.

Published by: Ayyavoo Kaliyan, Dr. C. Tamilselvan

Research Area: Pesticide Analytical Method Development

Research Paper

246. Knowledge and practice towards prevention of dengue fever infection among health care workers in BIN Nasir hospital December 2017

This paper evaluates the knowledge and practice of dengue fever infection among nursing staff in Bin Nasir hospital Saudia Arabia in 20017 82 nurses enrolled in the study. A descriptive study design – Was adopted for this study 82 staff nurses selected randomly,grouping ter age from 20 up to 41 and with different education level and different work experience and departments, self administered questionaired filled regard knowledge and practice, data arranged tabulated analysed (descriptive and inferential statistics) using spss 20.results respondents revealed good knowledge towards dengue fever, their mean knowledge 63.4%, p .000 and good practice, mean score 64.6% p .000, the results showed significant association between qualification, work experience and work department with both knowledge and practice Ps are .055, .023, .500. conclusion respondent showed good knowledge and practice, also showed the highly significant association between qualification, work experience and work area and both knowledge and practice.recommendation.stablish of regular session towards knowledge and prevention toward dengue fever.

Published by: Manal Bilal Mohamed

Research Area: Medical

Survey Report

247. Profound survey on virtualization in cloud

Cloud Computing is the fundamental change happening in the field of Computer Science and Information Technology. It helps to overcome the problems of data loss, accessing data whenever needed and data security. This technology is mainly service oriented and focuses on cost reduction, hardware reduction and pay just for service concept. Virtualization is one of the key components of cloud computing. With the help of virtualization, cloud computing brings efficiency benefits, security, availability and privacy protection. Virtualization is expensive mainframes to be easily shared among different application within the environments. The concept of virtualization needs to understand and implement in the cloud computing systems and enables the users how to better use it and make it better management of cloud. In this paper, the virtualization in the cloud is explained with the concept of service models. In this internet world, cloud computing is raising high by providing everything incense the required resources, applications, software, hardware, computing power to computing infrastructure, business process to control collaboration.

Published by: V.N.V.L.S Swathi, A.Swathi

Research Area: Cloud

Review Paper

248. Machine learning: Trends and applications

As in past fifteen years with the ton of data accessible, machine learning has become one in each of the mainstays of data technology and thereupon, a rather central, albeit sometimes hidden, a part of our life. With the ever-increasing amounts of information changing into accessible, there's the sensible reason to believe that good data analysis can become additional pervasive as a necessary ingredient for technological progress. Machine learning is leverage of self-learning behavioral model. Through the past learning experience, the machine is used to extract hidden value from raw data. Data-intensive nature of machine learning makes it useful in the various aspect of life such as healthcare, marketing, automotive industry, information retrieval, intrusion detection, education and so on. This paper takes a review of various machine learning trends and application.

Published by: Ashwini Dhoke, Sarika Kadam, Shital Sungare

Research Area: Machine Learning

Research Paper

249. Robust security approach using hybrid steganography

Information security is one of the major problem faced nowadays since the number of internet users is increasing and secret information is getting shared every second. This has also hiked the cyber-crime and threat of malicious access. The two main techniques that are used for information security are steganography and cryptography. Cryptography can be basically considered as secret writing; on the other hand, Steganography can be considered as data hiding. In this project, a hybrid technique for data security is proposed by combining the cryptography and steganography properties. The proposed image steganography algorithm works on improvement of data embedding capacity. Implementation of image processing is implemented using modified LSB approach which showed improved results in terms of image quality and data hiding capacity. The aim of this work is to implement a system for data security as well as improve the data hiding capacity. The results show increased image quality and fewer distortions. Also proposed key exchange protocol will aid in security.

Published by: Pranay Kapgate, Surendra Demgunde, Nikhil Tulankar

Research Area: Computer Engineering

Research Paper

250. Object identification using picture for blind peoples

From 1970, object identification technologies have matured to a point at which many applications are becoming possible for visual substitution. Human vision is one of the very essential part and it plays the most important role in free movement of blind peoples in surrounding environment. Hence, over thousands of techniques have been founded on these subjects that propose a variety of object recognition products and services by developing new electronic devices for the blind. Visually impaired peoples need is to perform most navigational tasks, so visually impaired people are at disadvantage because necessary information about the surrounding environment is not available. The system aims to introduce a proposed system that restores a central function of the visual system which is the identification of surrounding objects. The object detection method is based on the local grayscale conversion concept. The simulation results using feature extraction algorithm and key-points matching showed good accuracy for recognizing objects. Thus, the contribution is to present the idea of a visual substitution system based on gray-scale conversation, features extractions and matching to recognize and provide audio output of objects in images.

Published by: Nandini Jalandar Patil, Lokesh Manoj Bhavsar, Lokesh Shriram Chaudhari, Kalpesh Ramlal Patil

Research Area: Object Recognition

Review Paper

251. Optimal power allocation using particle swarm optimization in cooperative wireless sensor networks

This paper presents a brief survey on jamming attacks and measures to be taken for avoiding such attacks. The wireless networks are vulnerable to jamming and eavesdropping attacks. Presently, the lot of attacks are already there which challenge the network security. Jamming attacks can be viewed as unauthorized access of intruders in the transmission network. To defeat jamming attacks, optimal power allocation strategies are discussed in this paper which can be used as an anti-jamming mechanism for strengthening wireless network against various intrusion actions.

Published by: Nikita N Bharadwaj, Jaya Dipti Lal, S.V. Charhate

Research Area: Cooperative Communication

Research Paper

252. FTPal: Natural language interface assistant for PC file and task management

FTPal is a natural language interface PC application that can be used to do certain file and task management related computer operations efficiently and conveniently. It is possible to perform these operations by using scripting languages such as Windows PowerShell, but it is a somewhat difficult task for ordinary computer users if it is possible to perform these computer operations by using simple English language commands it would solve most of these issues. Therefore, FTPal was developed using natural language techniques to address these issues and reduce the effort needed to write certain shell scripts. After commanding the FTPal application in simple English, FTPal is able to interpret and execute all the requested commands. The FTPal application is useful for businesses organizations to manage files and tasks efficiently which may lead to increase of revenue by reducing the time needed to do certain file management related tasks. As well as it is useful for people with less technical knowledge to perform file management tasks. It is possible to use this same concept to reduce the effort needed for other programming languages as well. The ultimate goal of this application is to provide an easy environment to perform file and task management related tasks efficiently and conveniently without using any programming languages.

Published by: T.R. Chamara Denipitiya, E.A.I Udayakantha

Research Area: Information Technology

Research Paper

253. Implementing a security policy for M-learning exam management system

M-learning has improved the e-learning by influencing the figuring out how to process student focused. In any case, upholding exam security in open situations where every understudy has his/her own particular portable/tablet gadget associated with a Wi-Fi arrange through which it is additionally associated with the Internet can be a standout amongst the most difficult errands. In such conditions, understudies can without much of a stretch trade data over the system amid exam time. This paper plans to distinguish different vulnerabilities that may abuse exam security in m-learning conditions and to outline the fitting security administrations and countermeasures that can be set up to guarantee exam security. It additionally expects to coordinate the subsequent secure exam framework with a current, open-source, and broadly acknowledged Learning Management System (LMS) and its administration expansion to the m-learning condition, to be specific "the Mood bile Project".

Published by: Shaik Ashrafunnisa, V Muthu Priya

Research Area: Android

Thesis

254. Unity power factor correction based on ripple cancellation with predictive controller and fuzzy controller

This thesis proposes a control of single-phase power factor correction. This control is capable of obtaining a unity power factor. In this paper, first, a ripple estimation circuit is used to eliminate the double line frequency component of the sampled output voltage. Then the result of ripple estimation is controlled by the predictive controller and fuzzy logic controller. Here boost converter is used as PFC converter. The duty cycle is calculated based on reference current, inductor current, input voltage and reference output voltage. By the use of this proposed control technique, reduce THD in the input current with the output voltage(vo) regulation. This strategy achieves a fast dynamic response and near unity PF.

Published by: Athira Babu, Muhammedali Shafeeque. K

Research Area: Electrical Engineering

Research Paper

255. IoT based home security through image processing algorithms

Most doors are controlled by persons with the use of keys, security cards, password or pattern to open the door. The aim of this paper is to help users for improvement of the door security of sensitive locations by using face detection and recognition. The face is a complex multidimensional structure and needs good computing techniques for detection and recognition. This paper is comprised mainly of three subsystems: namely face detection, face recognition and automatic door access control. Face detection is the process of detecting the region of the face in an image. Viola jones method is used for face detection in ‘opencv’ technique and face recognition is employed by using the RANSAC (RANdom SAmple Consensus). Face Recognition based on RANSAC. If a face is recognized i.e., present in the database, it is known, and else is unknown. The door automatically opens for the known person by matching with known database image. On another side, for an unknown person, the image will be sent through Google Cloud Messaging to the owner’s Android app and based on owner command the door will be open or closed. Although many preliminary images are used, probabilistic efficiency cannot be decreased predominantly. Therefore, face recognition using OpenCV using Android can be more useful for door security system than any other face recognition techniques.

Published by: Supritha J Mannapur, Sanjay Raj, Sharath Kumar, Kiran B

Research Area: IoT

Thesis

256. Effect of IPV6 security vulnerabilities on the future of autonomous car

An autonomous car may be a mystery to many but in real life application it is actually placeable but with the latest internet version protocol (IPV 6) to which automobile companies are running away from due to vulnerabilities it possesses. The autonomous car is generally a self-driven car via the internet a simple car we can talk to, communicate to in real life time domain, without the need for an individual to be in the actual wheel, on the other hand, IPv6 is the latest version of internet protocol that is used for communication via the internet. but due to security concern of IPv6 many organization have slowed their migration to the newest version of this internet protocol. Generally, the autonomous car is driven via the internet and it could have worked best with the help of a well secure internet since IPv6 can accommodate a greater number of host compare to IPv4. This paper covers and reviews some of the fundamental vulnerabilities topics of IPv6 security, considerations, issues, and threats. In the end, it summarizes some of the most common security concerns the new suite of protocols creates.

Published by: Mustapha Mboob, Ousman Manjang

Research Area: Information Technology

Research Paper

257. Alternative of retrofitting for ground soft story formation using concrete web stiffeners

Many of the high-rise structures are designed today to have an open base story for multiple reasons like parking, recreational area etc. Since infills are absent at this location the relative stiffness of the story decreases as compared to the above stories, due to which soft story formation may occur. For this purpose, to demonstrate rectification of soft-story formation a G+10 infilled framed structure is considered and 10 models are created, 9 models having different aspect ratios of web stiffener and 1 model without web stiffener. The stiffness of ground story (plinth level), inter-story drift and displacements are calculated and compared for all the 10 stories.

Published by: Tanvesh Dabholkar

Research Area: Structural Engineering

Research Paper

258. Blockchain to monetize retail operations

Data monetization strategy can be defined as a re-engineering of business data to create a measurable and positive impact on business revenue by making efficient use of data. There are mainly two forms to transform data into money. Firstly, provide access to organizational data and get the benefit of supplemental revenue stream which is also called as direct data monetization. Secondly, client data can be used to get insights and enhance customer services and operations which is called as indirect data monetization. As this monetization has become crucial for industries, data creators such as healthcare, retailers etc. are pursuing new and significant ways to monetize their data. At the same time, consumers who are actual contributors of data demands for access control over their public data to get knowledge about usage of their data in the market. A solution is constituted known as Blockchain technology. Even though blockchain is under execution for some business applications, it holds promising transformations in various businesses, the retail market is one of them where data flow continues and sensitive to day to day operations. This paper focuses on the optimization of customer data in retail management by using manually taken customer transactions and applying data analytical techniques along with blockchain. It emphasizes the significant usage of customer data in retail operations.

Published by: Sneha Anil Bhatkar, Sonali Ajankar

Research Area: Computer Science

Research Paper

259. Optimization of machining parameters in CNC turning with varying of insert nose radius

The objective of the study is to evaluate the effect of machining parameters on the Material Removal Rate and Surface Roughness in CNC Turning by implementing Taguchi technique. Based on the Taguchi method, turning experiments were designed and conducted on Nylon rods. CNC Turning is a machining process which is used for removing the unwanted material from the cylindrical surfaces of the workpiece. In this era of manufacturing, Material Removal Rate (MRR) and surface roughness qualities are of primary concern. Taguchi method has been employed with an L36 orthogonal array. Four cutting parameters namely cutting speed, feed, depth of cut and Insert Nose Radius is selected. Two different values are selected for insert nose radius and three values are selected for each of the other parameters. Turning operations are performed for maximum Material Removal Rate and minimum surface roughness response values. The material selected for machining is Nylon which is a thermoplastic material and the tools used for machining are of rigid Cast Iron with solid carbide inserts and AP68 servo oil is used as the coolant. Material Removal Rate is calculated for 36 experiments and surface roughness values are measured. Taguchi method in MINITAB software is used for optimization and the optimum values of the four parameters namely cutting speed, feed, depth of cut and insert nose radius to obtain a combination of higher material removal rate and lower surface roughness.

Published by: B. Thaviti Raju, E.Lakshmi Devi, P.Satya Nnarayana Murthy

Research Area: Engineering

Case Study

260. Retinex processing for automatic image enhancement using wavelet transformation

Retinex is a method used for image processing. Image processing has a great role in Medical science. Medical images such as MRI, CT, Ultrasound, X-Ray has to be processed for proper diagnosis. Retinex technique can be used for the processing of these images. By retinex processing it can provide better dynamic range compression, color consistency and lightness rendition. The different methods proposed by Retinex algorithm include Light Compensation Algorithm in Color Facial Image, Retinex for bridging the gap between color images and the human observation of scenes, Color Image Contrast Enhancement by Retinex, Color Image Enhancement with Adaptive Filter. Single scale Retinex causes halation due to Gaussian filter and it does not preserve the edges. While the multiscale Retinex has a very high computational cost. So in this project, we propose retinex algorithm based on wavelet transformation which has low computational cost, i.e. it takes a lesser amount of time and higher efficiency. The input image is processed by wavelet transform. Here the Gaussian filter and retinex is applied only to the half the resolution of the image. Thus the computational cost is reduced as the number of pixels for processing is reduced and the gaussian surround space can be small. Histogram equalization is applied to improve the visual effect. Moreover, we gain higher entropy by using clipping and gain/offset operation. At last, we compare the proposed output with that of the standard MSR output. The experimental results show that proposed method provides satisfactory image enhancement without halation.

Published by: Lokesh B S, Rohini L, Sanjana R, Sharath C M, Varsha Basavaraj

Research Area: Image Processing

Research Paper

261. Seismic analysis of plan and vertical irregularity of building with and without infill action using ETABS

Earthquake is the most expensive natural disasters human face. Strong earthquake in the wrong place at the wrong time can cause great financial damage and cost. And in the present stage, many buildings are irregular in shape means both plan and elevation irregularities earthquake effect on high rise building is more dangerous as compared to a regular building. To overcome the effect on the earthquake on a regular building, it is necessary to identify the performance of the structure to withstand against disaster against both new and existing one. In this paper, the behavioral study of 5 bays X 5 bays 8m each of G+7 building with a provision of lift core walls are done. The height of each storey is 3.2m and have irregular plan and elevation. In this study, cases like a bare frame, boundary infill, complete infill and soft storey at ground floor for each model are considered. All buildings are located in zone III. Linear dynamic analysis using response spectrum method of irregular building is carried out using ETABS 2016 Ultimate 16.2.0 by considering mainly three irregularities (1) Mass irregularity 2) Stiffness irregularity (3) Geometric irregularity. For this study, behavior parameter considered are (1) Eccentricity (2) Maximum storey displacement (3) Time period (4) Maximum storey acceleration (5) Storey shear.

Published by: Prathamesh Musale, Shivkumar Hallale, Vaishnavi Mahajan, Tanushri Mahajan, Snehal Barapatre, Rohan Shinde

Research Area: Seismic Analysis

Research Paper

262. Socio-demographic correlates on acute and chronic effect of cannabis on human cognition: A comparative outcome study

The current study aim was to examine the socio-demographic correlates on the acute and chronic effect of cannabis on human cognition. Methods: Based on purposive sampling method a group of 30 male acute cannabis patients and similarly 30 chronic cannabis patient selected. Results: Cut off points for all demographic correlates and cognitive dysfunction on human cognition Scores was significantly high as compared to acute cannabis group and its cognitive dimension (p<.001).

Published by: KM Parul

Research Area: Clinical Psychology

Research Paper

263. Age detection system based on web browsing pattern

Today almost everyone around the globe uses the internet. These internet users have different attributes like age, browsing behavior, gender, location, etc. that plays an important role for different business enterprises to target their users and also helps in providing the better user experience. Earlier researchers demonstrate that the user browsing behavior is related to their basic attributes. In this project, an approach has been used to detect the age group of users based on their browsing patterns using a data mining algorithm. Age information of different users is inferred using the web browsing behavior which varies for different users.

Published by: Shivam B. Rathod, Priyanshu Arora, Reshma Patil, Harshal R. Patil

Research Area: Computer Engineering

Research Paper

264. Automatic control of temperature and moisture of room cooler using Arduino

The paper is based on temperature based automatic control of the cooling fan. LM-35 is used for sensing the room temperature. The circuit automatically senses the temperature and sends the signal to the Arduino. The range of LM-35 is 0-100◦ C. Electronic temperature controlled relays are used for an operation of the submersible pump. For the controlling purpose, Arduino microcontroller is used. The temperature that is sensed is compared with the program which decides the gate pulse for triac. Fan speed is changed according to the duty cycle of triac. Temperature values are visible on display. This project also involves the automation of submersible pump by using moisture sensor. It throws light on how water can be saved using this method.

Published by: Pratik Bhoyar, Kishor Rathod, Prashnat Tagare

Research Area: Electrical Engineering

Research Paper

265. Performance and emission characteristics of Pyrolysed fuel in direct injection diesel engine

The interest of using alternative fuels in diesel engines has been accelerated exponentially due to a foreseen scarcity in world petroleum reserves, increase in the prices of the conventional fossil fuels and restrictions on exhaust emissions such as greenhouse gases from internal combustion (IC) engines initiated by environmental concerns. Pyrolysis oil is used to be fueled with diesel. The usage of oxygenated fuel will reduce emission level. Adding Pyrolysis oil to petroleum products allows the fuel to combust properly due to the presence of oxygen, which increases the combustion efficiency and reduces air pollution. The higher activation energy of alcohols leads to better resistance to engine knocking that allows higher compression ratios and greater engine thermal efficiencies. In this study, by varying the engine load and Pyrolysis oil percentage (10% & 20%) with Diesel in DI Diesel engine the influence of Pyrolysis oil /diesel fuel blends has to be analyzed while comparing the performance and emissions characteristics with diesel fuel. The properties of the mixtures were estimated and the exhaust gas components such as hydrocarbons, CO, CO2, and NOx emissions have also been measured with the gas analyzer and have been compared with base fuel.

Published by: K. Saravanan, Pon. Azhagiri, Dr. T. Senthilkumar, Dr. B. Kumaragurubaran

Research Area: Mechanical Engineering

Research Paper

266. Smart Id card system

The Smart ID Card System, a system wherein an individual can use the ID card for Door Access and Attendance Management. RFID technology has been employed in this system. When the ID card (containing the RFID tag) is found to be valid by the RFID reader, door access is provided. The door access time (In-time and Out-time) is noted in order to provide the attendance. The attendance of the student is updated in the university portal and also a message is generated to parents through GSM technology. This entire system is divided into two main parts – The Hardware and the Software. The Hardware part includes a motor unit (connected to the door); the RFID Tag (ID card); RFID Reader, which is connected to the host computer device using a serial to USB converter cable and a GSM Module. The Software part includes the Interface created using Microsoft Visual Studio, which is connected to the student database present in Microsoft Access.

Published by: Manisha J. Ganesh, Y. Bhaskarrao

Research Area: Embedded System

Research Paper

267. FAUX leather: An eco-friendly innovation

The present era consumers are fashion conscious. They demand updated and up style look for themselves. Consumers are now more conscious of what they buy, about the style, visual appearance, etc. They not only look at the functions of the product but also the aesthetics according to the current fashion. The use of faux leather instead of natural leather can cater the demand of fashion products as well as will also take care of their environmental, economic and religious concerns of the consumers.

Published by: Simran Kaur, Dr. Amita Walia, Deepika Birhman

Research Area: Fabric and Apparel Science

Review Paper

268. An overview of game theory for resource allocation in device to device communication

Device to Device communication which allows the mobile device such as smartphone and tablet to used licensed as well as the unlicensed band for communication. In this paper, we study the detail concept of D2D communication and also the game theory concept of resource allocation so as to improve the spectrum efficiency problem. Game theory is an important tool for various allocation with the different strategy.

Published by: Shruti Upganlawar, M. N. Kakatkar, A. M. Deshmukh

Research Area: Communication Networks

Research Paper

269. The nurse’s knowledge and attitudes towards the Palliative care among nurses staff at Sabia general hospital 2018

The aim of our study is to assess the nurse's knowledge and attitudes towards Palliative Care among nurses working in Sabia general hospitals and to find an association between nursing staff, knowledge, attitude and selected demographic variables. Material and methods: We performed a cross-sectional descriptive survey using a self-administered questionnaire. The total number of completed and returned questionnaires was 53, giving a 100% response rate. The study was conducted between December 2017 and January 2018 Study Sample: simple random sampling consisted of 53 nurses, who work in the previously mentioned settings invited to participate in the study. The tool of the study: For data collection, a self-administrative questionnaire was developed by researchers and used to assess. Nurses’ socio-demographic characteristic as regards their age, gender, Nursing Qualification, Department of work, Working experience, Training in caring terminally ill clients, and assessed knowledge, attitudes regard plaintive care, also assessed the relation between socio-demographic data and knowledge and attitude. Results showed that respondents have fair knowledge toward palliative care 27 (50.9%) and fair attitude 30 (56.6%).there is the significant relationship between knowledge and demographic data p-value is .004.conclusion nurses showed poor knowledge towards palliative care and half of them showed fair attitude. Material and methods: We performed a cross-sectional descriptive survey using a self-administered questionnaire. The total number of completed and returned questionnaires was 53, giving a 100% response rate. The study was conducted between December 2017 and January 2018 Study Sample: simple random sampling consisted of 53 nurses, who work in the previously mentioned settings invited to participate in the study.

Published by: Manal Bilal Mohamed, Madeha Ali Mahmoud

Research Area: Medical

Research Paper

270. Managing and mitigating crack in concrete structure using bacteria

In the past decade, the volume of research in the area of both bacterial concrete and self-compacting concrete have been steadily increasing and have been spreading throughout the world. Based on literature surveys on various bacterial concrete, no research has been found in self-compacting concrete incorporating bacteria. The aim is to improve the capacity for crack-repair in concrete by developing a new environment-friendly technique. The overall objective of this paper is to compare various journals of bacterial concrete and to support the usage of bacteria in self-compacting concrete.

Published by: Rakhi K R, K. Shobana

Research Area: Concrete Technology

Research Paper

271. To propose and implement cluster based technique to data aggregation for wireless sensor network

Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) are widely distributed sensors (nodes) to measure the change in physical and environmental conditions by sensing variations in temperature sound pressure etc., to achieve this purpose sensor nodes work together in a predetermined fashion to transfer the data to the main location (generally referred to as sink node). Modern networks are bi-directional making it easy for controlling the sensor activity. These nodes have computational and communication capabilities making them a good choice over conventional cables for operating in varied locations and harsh environments. So the aim of any data forwarding protocol is to conserve energy to maximize the network lifetime. Sensor nodes are capable of performing in-network aggregation of data coming from more than one source. In this paper, we have concentrated on energy consumption issue. Thus protocol using a cluster-based wireless sensor network is more relevant. Each cluster is executed independently and thus we obtain an energy efficient data, which finally is aggregated in a cluster by this the lifetime of the cluster is also increased.

Published by: Shammi Kumar

Research Area: Data Aggregation in Wireless Sensor Networks

Research Paper

272. Solar powered patient monitoring system

This paper presents an overview of the Solar powered patient monitoring system. A solar-powered patient monitoring system is a Wired and Wireless system that can allow patients to mobile. The developed system includes pulse sensor to measure the patient's pulse rate, as well as the Temperature and humidity sensor to track temperature and humidity of environment picking the best environment that suits the patient's condition. Other parameters that may not be directly linked to the patient but prove to be essential as far as health is concerned are also monitored which include smoke or toxic gas detection and fire detection. The proof of concept was successful and allow multiple patients to be monitored at the same time. This enables the doctor to monitor patient’s health parameters which include heartbeat, temperature, position etc in real time.

Published by: Ousman A Darboe, Ousman Manjang

Research Area: Engineering

Research Paper

273. Effect of Butea monosperma flower extract on male reproductive organ of albino rats – A biochemical study

One of the important concerns today is the problem of Overpopulation. Population explosion is creating worldwide problems. The population of the world is growing faster than the supplies of food, shelter and fuel. The increase in population is becoming a comprehensive dilemma, causing much pressure on economic, social and natural assets. In the present scenario world’s population has amplified at an alarming rate and is the main cause of poverty. World Health Organization (WHO) noted that majority of the World’s population depends on traditional medicine for primary healthcare. Population control is a significant issue worldwide especially in developing countries like India. Modern reproductive biomedicine has provided several preventive and effective methods of contraceptives for fertility control in male and female but none of which is very safe and without any serious side-effects. This overpopulation can be checked through biological means with special reference to modulation in the human fertility ability. Along with the advancement in the reproductive biomedicine difference hormonal contraceptive pills are developing but all have side effects. There is still a worldwide unmet need for more affordable, effective and practical contraceptives, indicating that further technological advancement or innovations to existing products are required. The oral contraceptive pill for women has had the significant impact on societal dynamics and socio-economic benefits, while the development of male contraceptive options equivalent to female products has proven an elusive goal. The main reason for this is that while sperm production can be controlled by the administration of sex steroids, there is also a decrease in testosterone that requires “add-back” therapy. The World Health Organization suggested that practice of use of traditional medicine for the control of fertility, instead of synthetic drugs, as cost-effective management for birth control. For this World Health Organization has given great emphasis on folklore use of the anti-fertility herbs. In the recent years number of plants have been identified and evaluated for their anti-fertility activity. So, formulation of new herbal medicines has become a growing trend in modern on-going experiments which includes the use of different plant parts extracts having anti-spermatogenic activities but their exact mechanism of action is not cleared. Initiative has been taken globally to find out the efficiency of herbal products for male contraceptive.

Published by: Kunjlata Lal

Research Area: Science Zoology

Research Paper

274. Heat treatment on aluminum hybrid metal matrix composites

The Al alloy matrix materials exhibiting excellent mechanical properties with the addition of B4C particulates as reinforcement. Stir cast method is preferred for preparing composite specimen materials. Then the composites were prepared for heat treatment process by subjecting to solutionizing followed by quenching in different media for improving the mechanical and physical properties. Further, all the specimens are subjected to artificial aging at a temperature of 130˚C for different time duration. The hardness properties are examined. Due to excellent increase in the hardness the material removal rate decreases. It is also observed that Al hybrid metal matrix composite experimented under identical heat treatment conditions reveal significant enhancement in hardness.

Published by: G. Ramesh, B. Gopinath, V. C. Uvaraja, K. Karthick, S. Prakash, S. Harish Balaji

Research Area: Manufacturing

Others

275. Home security using piezoelectric sensor

Presently days, mechanization assumes a pivotal part in all workplaces and living homes. By and by mechanization systems are executed either utilizing microcontroller or PC. Microcontroller can't run different projects at once. With the utilization of Microcontroller, it is hard to control both the machines and reconnaissance at once i.e., it is exceptionally mind-boggling to play out the numerous capacities all the while. We can accomplish this with the PC, however utilizing the PC is exceptionally costly for this reason and expends more power. The Raspberry Pi is a solitary board PC and it can be utilized to conquer these issues. Basically, the Raspberry Pi framework capacities like a PC with little setup. It contains GPIO and USB ports. Utilizing these ports we can control the machines with the sensors and also interface the camera for reconnaissance. Raspberry Pi can be utilized for various purposes in view of our necessity. Security is the principle point utilizing piezoelectric sensor where this sensor is a minimal effort one. Where Piezoelectric Effect is the capacity of specific materials to create an electric charge in light of connected mechanical pressure. Alternate systems utilize diverse sorts of sensors to secure home.

Published by: Divya K, Puneeth S, Vijeth A Belle, Jayaraghavan, Dr. Saravana Balaji B

Research Area: IoT

Research Paper

276. Hybridization of BBO-PSO for the designing of FIR filter

This research article studies the performance of three metaheuristics processes: Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO), Biogeography Based Optimization (BBO) and Hybrid BBO_PSO approach for FIR filter design. The three approaches employ different strategies and computational effort to find a solution to a given objective function. BBO is more recently proposed population-based search method than PSO. Some researchers believed in the convergence superiority of BBO over the PSO and approved it due to its capacity to solve complex problems due to its ease of implementation. In this paper, for FIR filter design PSO, BBO and BBO_PSO schemes are compared. BBO_PSO generally outperform standard PSO and BBO schemes. The study also underlines the importance of introducing hybridization of two heuristics optimizations to make them more efficient. Furthermore, it establishes the potential complementary of the approaches while solving this optimization problem.

Published by: Mandeep Singh Gill, Puneet Jain, Pankaj Sharma

Research Area: Computational Intelligence

Others

277. Decentralized digital voting application

The blockchain is a decentralized, distributed database. A decentralized application utilizing blockchain technology enables you to perform similar activities you would do today yet without a trusted outsider. It is a shared system, a peer-to-peer network. Blockchain solves primary issues like transparency, security, accessibility that are the fundamental issues in current law based races. Ethereum is a platform that can be utilized to assemble the decentralized application. The blockchain is a changeless record of exchanges (votes) that are distributed in the system. Everyone’s information that is the votes is stored in blockchain as transactions. The past votes can't be changed, while the present can't be hacked, on the grounds that each exchange is checked by each and every hub in the system. What's more, any outside or inside aggressor must have control of the hubs in the system to modify the record. Along these lines, every one of the exchanges stored on the blockchain is unchanged and thus this makes the application more secure in every aspect.

Published by: Sushmitha M, Aishwarya H D, Madhushree M, Pooja P, Dr. Saravana Balaji

Research Area: Blockchain

Survey Report

278. A study of the sociolinguistic factors affecting polytechnic students in learning English in Telangana state

English plays an important role in our everyday life. There is the enormous efficacy of English in the current world. English has ready the social and economic trade between citizens of diverse communities and traditions spastically possible. It is well acknowledged that English-speaking people can be traced in all the continents of the earth and is the cause for its importance in the enforced education of several nations across the world. Every year Polytechnic Colleges in India bring out thousands of diploma holders in different specializations. However, they have to struggle in a competitive world against graduates from other tertiary specializations. The State of Telangana has always led in achieving excellence in all the areas like schooling, Engineering & Technology, agricultural and industrial development at the national level. In today’s globalized situation, these students needed not only subject awareness of the specific courses but also English verbal communication skills and soft skills to excel in academic and professional life. The majority of students join in polytechnic courses in the States come from non-English verbal communication backgrounds and they require getting better their communicative competence. Here the role of English teachers becomes challenging. This study plan at ruling the complexity of the students in Sociolinguistic factors like social class, home condition, peer relations, aspiration levels and academic inclination among polytechnic students from rural, urban and metropolitan cities. The comparison study of the students will help to the Teachers/Educators/Government to make the necessary steps to improve the performance in learning and speaking English Confidently.

Published by: Ramala Vijaya

Research Area: Research Article

Research Paper

279. Knowledge of nurses on essential newborn care

Introduction Essential newborn care is a care that every newborn baby needs regardless of where it is born or its size. Essential newborn care should be applied immediately after the baby is born and continued for at least the first 7 days after birth (WHO). This study was conducted to assess the knowledge of nurses on essential newborn care. Methods The study was conducted using descriptive correlational research design. The samples included 30 nurses working in Apollo Cradle for Women & Children who were selected using purposive sampling technique. Data was collected using demographic variable proforma and structured questionnaire to assess the knowledge of nurses on essential newborn care through a non-experimental descriptive method. Results revealed that the mean and standard deviation of knowledge of nurses on essential newborn care was (M = 14.93, SD = 3.35). The study findings revealed that there was the significant association between selected demographic variables and knowledge of the nurses -years of experience and knowledge of nurses on essential newborn care (p < 0.05).

Published by: Jennifer G, Nesa Sathya Satchi, Dr. Latha Venkatesan

Research Area: Pediatric Nursing

Thesis

280. Clustering technique in WSN using PSO algorithm

The lifetime maximization of the network is taken into account because of the major task while deploying a WSN. Some sort of protocols was designed to satisfy the necessity. Clustering technique is taken into account collectively of the necessary technique for the topology control to attain the target. This paper focuses on the lifetime maximization of the nodes by using Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) algorithm. The proposed protocol shows higher ends up in a well-balanced clustering system that improves the network lifetime. Analysis, MATLAB Simulation, and the Experimental result were illustrated in this paper.

Published by: Mariyakkutty V V, Ajit Joseph

Research Area: Wireless Sensor Network

Research Paper

281. FAUX leather exploration: A creative approach

Fashion conscious consumers demand updated and up style look for themselves. They not only look at the functions of the product but also the aesthetics according to the current fashion. They are now more conscious of what they buy, about the style, visual appearance, etc. The use of faux leather instead of natural leather can cater the demand of fashion products as well as will also take care of the environmental, economic and religious concerns of the consumers. This research is on the utilization of faux leather as the design element for the apparels. Using different techniques, innovative designs collection is developed. Further, the selected techniques have been applied as the surface enhancement on Indo-western outfits.

Published by: Simran Kaur, Dr. Amita Walia, Deepika Birhman

Research Area: Fabric and Apparel Science

Others

282. Key to the future

To solve the current drawbacks being experienced by the current Lock-and-Key system by implementing the IoT technology and thereby modeling a Key which can be implemented alongside all the lock systems we use daily, with the help of biometrics being the singularity for uniqueness. Also making appropriate changes to the Lock to work cooperatively with the Key being made, satisfying the ideology of IoT technology of Unique Identity, being able to be connected to the Internet and communicate over it, and has to be remotely accessible.

Published by: Tanveer Pasha, Mohammed Omar, Omar

Research Area: IoT and Biometric Locks

Research Paper

283. Improving the throughput of IoT devices for smart cities

Device-to-Device (D2D) communications and applications are expected to be a significant part of the Internet of Things (IoT). However, conventional network gateways reported in the literature are unable to provide sustainable solutions to the challenges posed by the massive amounts of D2D communications requests, especially in the context of the IoT for smart cities. In this paper, we present an admission control model for D2D communications. The model differentiates all D2D requests into delay-sensitive and delay-tolerant first and then aggregates all delay-tolerant requests by routing them into one low-priority queue, aiming to decrease the number of requests from the various number of devices in the IoT for smart cities. Also, an admission control algorithm is devised on the basis of this model to prevent access collision and to improve the quality of service. Performances are evaluated by the network calculus, numerical experiments, and simulations show that the proposed model is feasible and effective.

Published by: K. Ramalingham, Dr. P. Murugeswari

Research Area: IoT

Research Paper

284. Smart electric fence the WALL-E

People living in rural areas of Sri Lanka are facing difficulties as wild elephants who in forest reserves entering villages. These wild elephants attack people and destroy the properties of villagers. The dump yards, garbage management areas and cultivated lands are attracting elephants for food. Elephants enter into the village from the nearby forest in search for food. The government has created the electric fence to prevent elephants from entering the village. Elephants break the electric fence and enter the village making these efforts useless. Elephant attacks have increased over the years killing humans as well as elephants. This system can predict and take precautionary action in order to minimize elephant attacks. Our systems are composed of automotive electric fence using light sensor and Thermal sensor. The light sensor will activate the fence when the sun goes down and the thermal sensor will detect the elephant and activate the fence during the daytime. When the elephant breaks the fence and enter, laser sensor will activate the siren. By geo point location system (GPS) technology, control room officer can view the exact place where the fence was breached. Data mining was used to predict wildlife officers about the areas where attacks are happening mostly. This system is beneficial for officers as well as villagers to prevent elephant attacks and save human and animal lives.

Published by: M. N. Simsar Muhammad, H. P. U. E. Pathirana, A. D. W. P. Aluthge, K. K. M. Sankalpa, Nipunika Vithana

Research Area: Computer Science

Research Paper

285. Teaching English in multilingual classroom

The objective is to energize the understudies about getting the hang of, talking, perusing, composing, and fathoming English. Keep the counsel in this article as an instrument to be utilized frequently, and you will be one bit nearer to that objective. Students in a multilingual class are making different mistakes in structure and pronunciation. When you are a TEFL-guaranteed English educator, your vocation can lead you in numerous ways, including monolingual or multilingual classrooms at home or abroad. Below are a range of strategies that UW instructors use to help international, multilingual, and all students succeed, including Facilitating communication, encouraging participation, setting expectations for and responding to student writing, and supporting academic reading.

Published by: Kalpana C, Soniya K

Research Area: English

Review Paper

286. A survey on rectangular patch antenna using a various shaped patch antenna

Microstrip patch antennas are most commonly used in dense, conformal and low- cost wireless applications because of the advantages over the traditional antenna. In this paper, the small introduction of microstrip antenna along with various patch shapes are discussed in detail. Numerous techniques are used to improve the parameters such as bandwidth, return loss, gain, and efficiency of the antenna. In this paper, different feeding techniques such as coaxial cable, line feed, Aperture coupled and proximity coupled feeding techniques along with their advantages and disadvantages are discussed. The formulas used for calculating length and width of patch and ground antennas are provided. The antennas with different slots on patch such as Triangular slot, E shape, Single U shape, Double U shape, fractal techniques are discussed.

Published by: Harpreet Singh, Mukta Sharma

Research Area: Patch Antenna

Research Paper

287. Fabrication and mechanical behaviour of limonia acidissima ash – silicon carbide reinforced AL2024 alloy matrix hybrid composites

In the present scenario, Aluminium metal Metrix hybrid composites are widely using for aerospace applications, transport applications and structural applications due to their desirable properties. In view of this, the present investigation was aimed to synthesized aluminum –silicon-agro waste based hybrid metal matrix composites.The present experiment was carried out to examine fabrication characteristics and mechanical properties of Aluminium hybrid metal matrix composite. In the present investigation, Al 2024 reinforced with silicon carbide (Sic) and Limonia acidissima ash for developing the mechanical properties. The composites were synthesized by the stir casting technique. The composites were synthesized by varying Limonia acidissima percentage of weight as 0%, 2%, 4%, 6% and 8%. The mechanical properties of Tensile strength, Yield strength, the percentage of elongation, hardness were performed. The microstructural study was carried out by SEM examination.

Published by: Badari Bheema Rao, V. Appala Raju, G. Siva Karuna

Research Area: Hybrid Composites Materials

Research Paper

288. Experimental study on fresh and hardened properties of concrete by incorporating fly ash, metakaolin and brick powder by partial replacement of cement for M40 grade concrete

The present dissertation is on replacement of fine aggregate, as metakaolin, brick powder & fly ash, in this present construction concrete world the natural resources are undergoes to depletion and wastage of various materials are increased day by day. The construction growth also increased due to the heavy population .in this present manuscript the various materials are used as fine aggregate and check the concrete characteristics at various curing periods and know the behavior of the concrete. In this present study deals with the strength properties of concrete by using flyash,metakaolin& brick powder as partial supplements for fine aggregate at 0,5,10,15,20 at various curing periods 7,28,56 days. The use of materials in cement concrete a) Materials will modify properties of the concrete b) Control the concrete production cost c) To overcome the scarcity of fine aggregate d) clever usage of waste materials

Published by: A. Medha Sri Mrunalini, Dr. K. Chandramouli

Research Area: Structural Engineering

Review Paper

289. Gearing up engineers for the global employability pursuit

We are all aware of this perplexing, wave which is driving the global professional scenario towards a multifarious warfare arena. The saddest part now which today’s youth faces is that all the players are not actually equipped with the ammunition of skills, equitable, comparable, or even commensurably parallel in proximity. The result is horrendous, bewildering, crisscross, display of ammunition, unworthy of any determinative accomplishments. Satisfaction is improbable, unimaginable, and impossible for entities on both the sides of the table. India is a country with one of the largest tertiary age population. Under such circumstances, where the country has a huge youth power, which can be used to convert the economy of the country into a booming one. Yet we are at such a juncture there is a huge gap in the skill sets offered by job contenders and that expected by employers. The result of which is the rise of professionally qualified yet unemployed youth. Extensive research and brainstorming on a massive scale is being carried out at all levels, both by the government and non-government organizations, to decide the requisite parameters, a well-defined paradigm and obviously means to precisely define the set of employability skills. What exactly are these employability skills and how they are to be developed and implemented is the most pertinent question? Can a curriculum be accurately designed for employability skills? In bits and pieces through the information is disseminated, nevertheless, the “what” and “how” of the concept is still far from the general comprehension of the majority of today’s youth looking out to be employed. This paper discusses what these employability skills are, how they affect the employability status of today’s youth. Especially from the point of view of engineers, it’s important how best skills can be integrated with their academic regime, to improve the employability status. The imperative task lays ahead and questions are like how best to gear up the education system to meet the growing demand of the industry. We still have a long way to go, but one thing is certain a robust partnership between the industry and the universities, – the two crucial stakeholders, to chalk our strategies foreseeing the future only, can lead us to the destination we are all dreaming of!

Published by: Dr. Mousumi Bhattacharjee James

Research Area: Management

Research Paper

290. Improvement in production rate by reducing the defects of die casting process by DMAIC approach

Six Sigma’s problem-solving methodology DMAIC has been one of several techniques used to improve quality. The work follows the DMAIC methodology to investigate defects, root causes and provide a solution to reduce/eliminate these defects. The analysis from employing Six Sigma and DMAIC indicated that the metal melting temperature, die temperature and die holding time influenced the number of defective items produced. In particular, the design of experiments (DOE) and two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) techniques were combined to statistically determine the correlation of the metal melting temperature, die temperature and die holding time with defects as well as to define their optimum values needed to reduce/eliminate the defects. As a result, a reduction of 16.93 % to 10.04 % in the terminal cover and 16.62 % to 8.97 % in the din based cover was achieved, which helped the organisation studied to reduce its defects per million opportunities (DPMO) and thus improve its Sigma level from 2.53 to 2.79 for the terminal cover and 2.55 to 2.85 for the din based cover.

Published by: Ravi, Shyam Kumar Barode, Sachin Jain

Research Area: Mechanical Engineering

Review Paper

291. To study the impact and usage of test parallelization

The number of test cases required to ensure the quality of a software system grows hand in-hand with its complex and henceforth the total test execution time increases proportionally. Traditionally test cases are executed sequentially which takes much time. Thus parallel test execution appeared to be an appealing option to cut over the test execution time .This paper presents our findings on different techniques for test parallelization and its impact with respect to time and test flakiness. Test flakiness is the tests that fail randomly. We have applied the different techniques on a java project containing 623 test cases and observed the effect.Based on the result we have tried to conclude the optimal technique for test parallelization.

Published by: Priya Gupta, Dr. Anup Kumar Keshri

Research Area: Software Engineering

Research Paper

292. Experimental investigation on the process parameter of rapid prototyping technique for the improvement of disposal glass material replace by PLA

This work proposes to characterize the influence of the physical build parameters over the part quality. An L9 orthogonal array was designed with the minimum number of experimental runs with desired parameter settings and also by analysis tools such as ANOVA (analysis of variance). Establishment of experimentally verified correlations between the physical part characteristics and mechanical part characteristics to obtain an optimal process parameter level for the betterment of part quality is obtained. The process model obtained by the empirical relation can be used to determine the strength of the prototype for the given set of parameters that shows the dependency of strength, which is essential for designers and RP machine users. It was concluded that layer thickness has a significant influence on physical and mechanical properties of PLA. The results show that only layer thickness is the most significant factor

Published by: Santosh Kumar Choudhary, Susheel Malviya, Sachin Jain

Research Area: Mechanical Engineering

Research Paper

293. Distributed denial of service: Attacks and its effects

This paper is an overview of the issue of distributed denial of service attack and proposed approaches to manage it. I portray the way of the issue and search for its underlying drivers, additionally showing brief knowledge and recommended approaches for protecting against DDoS. I give attention to both the positive and negative sides of every potential arrangement. Future work recognizes and legitimizes open research issues. In determination, I give a short outline of what has sensibly been accomplished up until this point, and in addition what the key missing segments still are. A distributed denial of service attack is portrayed by an express endeavor by an aggressor to keep authentic clients from utilizing assets. This paper gives better comprehension of the issue.

Published by: Shravan Mantri, Chetna Achar

Research Area: Information Technology

Research Paper

294. Automatically mining query facet from search results using text mining algorithm

A query facet can be considered as a single word or multiple words which summarize and describe that query. Query facets may provide direct information that users are seeking. The existing algorithms for generating query facet can be used by extracting the frequent list in search results. The coverage of facet item must be limited because the only small number of search results can be used. In order to solve this kind of problem in the proposed system uses the format of the list is more user-friendly. Query facet is analyzing the text query the query facet provides useful knowledge about a query. In existing algorithms are used the coverage of facet item must be limited in order to solve this kind of problem propose an algorithm text mining and use the knowledge base to improve the quality and the coverage of facet item. Text Mining algorithms are used to extract the relevant information from available text.

Published by: Soniya Joy, Neena Joseph

Research Area: Big Data

Review Paper

295. RainForest Framework: A Recent Review

Machine learning uses a decision tree to describe data like, from the observation of tuples to tuple’s target value. The decision tree is a type of a classification technique where the target outcome is the class to which the data belongs. Classification problem is among the major data mining problems. Numerous classification algorithms have been launched although there was hardly an algorithm that surpasses all distinct algorithms with regard to standard. RainForest framework deals with the issue of scalability and it has different types of algorithms that work under different types of cases. In this paper, a brief review of Rainforest framework is provided that overcomes the limitations of scalability in the construction of Decision Tree.

Published by: Nikita Sandhu

Research Area: Computer Science

Research Paper

296. Implementation of integer order PID controller and fractional order PID controller using genetic algorithm for maglev system

Maglev is the latest technology which has been implemented in most of the foreign countries. It is a method by which an object is suspended in air by means of magnetic force. As it does not have moving parts, the wear and tear of the parts are minimal. But the problem with the magnetic levitation system is its stability. So in order to stabilize the system, several controllers must be used. This paper chooses integer order PID (IOPID) and fractional order PID (FOPID) controllers to stabilize the system. As PID controllers alone cannot meet the required specifications, an optimization technique is used to found out the controller parameters. Due to its high potential for global optimization, genetic algorithm(GA) has been used to tune the controller parameters. On an overall, this paper presents a study on the comparison between IOPID and FOPID controllers with and without genetic algorithm(GA) in magnetic levitation system.

Published by: Aneesha Mini S N, Ripsana Parveen, Rameez Raja, Smrithi U S

Research Area: Control System

Research Paper

297. Design of high-speed multiplier by using carry select adder

An adder is a digital circuit that performs addition of numbers. In many computers and other kinds of processors in the arithmetic logic units, adders are used. In other parts of the processor, they are also utilized. Where they are used to calculate addresses, table indices, increment and decrement operators, and similar operations. Although adders can be constructed for many number representations, such as BINARY-DECODED DECIMAL or EXCESS-3, the most common adders operate on binary numbers. We designed an adder which is of high speed and applied this to a new multiplier for better performance multiplier by using CARRY SELECT ADDER in this project. In arithmetic operations, addition and multiplication are having a major role. When the number of bit increases, the complexity of the adder circuits increases and the speed performance decreases. The delay will be very much reduced proposed carry select adder based multiplier on comparing with carrying look ahead adder based multiplier, and the carry save adder based multiplier. The code is written in VHDL and Verilog and synthesized the design in Xilinx ISE 14.1.

Published by: Sai Bhavya, Mahesh Kumar

Research Area: VLSI

Research Paper

298. Degradation of formaldehyde using ZnO powder as photocatalyst

In the present study, commercially available Metal Oxide powder was used for the degradation of Formaldehyde in an aqueous phase. The Photocatalysis oxidation was favored at neutral pH. The effect of catalyst concentration, operating temperature, and the stirring effect was studied. The reflector was used in order to increase the impact of UV light for Photocatalysis process. For 500 mg/L concentration of Formaldehyde in an aqueous phase, degradation was observed and the catalyst was recycled using physical separation method and reused. Similar results were observed in the recycled catalyst.

Published by: Harshil Mehta

Research Area: Wastewater Treatment

Research Paper

299. Automatic irrigation system using PLC

India is an agriculture country and all its resources depend upon the water, and water is becoming one of the most precise natural resources. Irrigation may be defined as the process of artificially supplying water to soil for raising crops. A solar panel is used to charge the battery and by using inverter it is converted into AC. The field humidity is prime parameter considered for plantation of different plants. It is controlled by sensors, for minimum and maximum humidity. The field is irrigated by a separate valve. The valves are controlled by the PLC. Through feedback control mechanism, humidity of the fields is maintained at the certain level. In PLC based drip irrigation system we control the percentage of moisture in the soil. The developed irrigation system removes the need for workmanship for flooding irrigation. So we use PLC programming if there is immense need of water to the crop in order to get maximum profit with minimum cost.

Published by: Prajakta Vijay Balwan

Research Area: Automation in Agriculture

Research Paper

300. Seismic analysis of five and eight storeys concrete and steel building frame at different zones of earthquake

Earthquake is the major impact on everyday life. It causes huge damages to structure especially building a structure. In this circumferential, we need accuracy in the design so the assessment of the design and execution will be correct. The main focus in this paper to check the adequacy of the material used in the building and conclude that either steel and concrete which one is more suitable for two different sized frames five storeys and eight storeys frame structure. The amount of deformations in the frame has been calculated and compared with the deformations of different zones. The three different zones are taken here for the comparison in deformation (Zone III, IV, and V). Five and eight storeys framed structure were subjected to seismic analysis of different magnitude. The seismic analysis was performed in ANSYS using time acceleration histogram for different zones. It was observed that structures performed well in areas which were less prone to earthquakes. Stability of five framed structure was more than that of eight storeys framed structure.

Published by: Pradyumna Dashora, Basant Kr. Bansal, Rupal Sankhla

Research Area: Engineering and Technology

Review Paper

301. Low power and area efficient shift registers using pulsed latches

The power consumption and area reduction are the key challenges in the Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) circuit design. The shift register is the main building block in the VLSI circuits. The shift register is composed of clock interconnection network and timing elements such as flip-flops and latches This clock entomb association system and timing component is the primary power and region expending component in the move enlist. This clock interconnection network and timing element is the main power and area consuming element in the shift register. This project introduces a low power and area efficient shift register using pulsed latch and pulse generation circuit. The area and power consumption will be reduced to 50%in the shift register if the Flip-Flop is replaced with the pulsed latch. This technique explains the timing problem between pulsed latches through the use of multiple non-overlap delayed pulsed clock signals as an alternative of the conventional single pulsed clock signal.

Published by: Ippe Nikhila, K. Divya, P. Raghava Reddy

Research Area: Electronics and Communication Engineering

Review Paper

302. A novel approach to design smart home architecture in energy efficient way based on IoT

PIR motion sensor and camera is used in this project. Whenever an intruder enters the house the PIR motion sensor detects the motion and which turns on the camera and thus image is captured here the camera is not 24*7 on it turns on only when motion is detected thus by saving the battery of camera also at one time only one sensor is activated not all sensor which also increases the battery life of sensors

Published by: Maithily Puranik, Rugveda Deshpande, Tejaswini Deshmukh

Research Area: IoT and WSN

Research Paper

303. Evaluation parameters of the infrastructure resources needed to integrate the parallel computing algorithm and the distributed file system

Technology and the growing population in the digital world have led to a drastic explosion of data scattered across various digital components and network nodes. By other On the other hand, various technologies are being improved and innovated to maintain the processing and conversion of these raw data into useful information in various fields with proliferating data. Since the data and the application to process this data are quantitatively increasing, it is also necessary to change or to update the infrastructure to comply with the current status of the requirements. The question that arises here is how improved resources will be beneficial and in what way affect the performance of the application. This document focuses on understanding how infrastructure resources will have an impact Extreme to the final performance of the distributed computing platform and what are the parameters taken into account with high priority to deal with the performance problems in a distributed environment.

Published by: Amit Kumar Sharma, Shammi Nanda

Research Area: Distributed File System

Case Study

304. Drones for detecting explosive landmine

This paper presents the current technology in detecting the underground mines. It completely explains the specifications and requirements of the drones. This paper is included with basics design of drone designed in CATIA V5. The second part completely describes the Mine detection system and different techniques used in the detection of landmines and mainly the ground penetration radar and the images sourcing of output of GPR. We will be seeing the legacy of landmines and the damages caused by them and the indeed of mine detection system with the high factor of safety in this century. This paper also explains the automation system to drive the drones and the steps involved in it. It also demonstrates the idea of using the solar power instead of battery power. It illustrates the combination of the different design of drones that can be applied to different mine detection systems. The data used are practically analyzed by different drone’s testers of society. The final destination of the paper leads to complete construction of the drones with mine detection system using the automation and solar energy.

Published by: N Ramu, Prem Narayan P

Research Area: Application of Unmanned Vehicle

Research Paper

305. Compliance of nurses using infection control bundle in CCU

A care bundle is a set of process that each aspect individually improves the patient outcome and should be performed together for all patients admitted in ICU. Objectives: 1. To assess the compliance of nurses on using infection control bundle in CCU. 2. To determine the association between the selected variables and the compliance of nurses on using infection control bundle in Critical care Unit. Method: A descriptive method was used to collect data from 30 nurses who were working in CCU of a selected Hospital, Chennai. The data was collected using the demographic and clinical variable Proforma & a rating scale to assess the steps while performing the care of the patient on the ventilator, central line catheter, and urinary catheterization. Results: The findings of the study revealed that there was no significant association between compliance of the nurses using infection control bundle in CCU. It is important for the nurses to follow this bundle, to prevent the infection like catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI), ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), and catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) and can provide optional care for the client. Discussion: The frequency percentage distribution of Compliance of Nurse in using Infection Control Bundle in CCU, shows that 12 staff nurses (73.3%) were good in the level of compliance and 8 staff nurses (26.6%) had averaged in the level of compliance.

Published by: Jennifer G., Dr. Latha Venkatesan

Research Area: Adult Nursing

Research Paper

306. Modeling and design of single rectangular patch antenna with edge feed

A microstrip antenna consists of a dielectric substrate sandwiched between two conducting surfaces, the antenna plane, and the ground plane. The simplified design of the rectangular microstrip patch antenna with edge feed. For this study, the dielectric constant of the dielectric substrate chosen is of height and the loss tangent tanδ= 0.0019. The patch dimensions are dependent on the desired frequency for which the antenna has to be designed. The patch dimensions for the desired frequency are obtained by the transmission model analysis, after the construction of the model of the patch antenna the boundary conditions and the excitations has to be assigned. The patch and the ground plane are perfect electric conductors, so they are assigned as the Perfect E conductors. And the box between the patch and the ground plane is assigned the material with the specified dielectric constant

Published by: Dr. Prakash Kuravatti

Research Area: Antenna

Thesis

307. Re-design and fabrication of groundnut shelling machine

The main aim of this project is to re-design the existing machine for better efficiency and merging the nut separator machine to shelling machine. This machine can separate the groundnut from the plant and separate the nut from the shell. This machine is fully fabricated with mild steel hence it makes it cost efficient and it is more compatible than the previews designs. It consists of two drums, motor, frame, bearings, fan, chain, and sprocket. The major priority of this project is to shell nuts more efficiently and effectively. In this project two drums are vertically placed one above other, where the top drum is used to separate the nut from the plant and the lower drum is used to separate the but from the shell. This is achieved by the shearing action inside the drum between the crusher and the drum. This paper describes the design of various components or parts of groundnut shelling machine. This project involves process like the design, modeling, and analysis components etc. The performance of the machine is evaluated in terms of capacity, the rate of feed and efficiency

Published by: Bharathkumar B S, Arjun S B, Rajat R Vernekar, Ajay, Manjunath Naik H R

Research Area: Design

Research Paper

308. Internet of things based intelligent street lighting system for smart city

This project aims for designing and executing the advanced development in embedded systems for energy saving of street lights. Currently, we have a manual system where the street lights will be switched ON in the evening before the sunsets and they are switched OFF in the next day morning after there is sufficient light on the outside[1]. But the actual timing for these lights to be switched ON is when there is absolute darkness. With this, the power will be wasted up to some extent. This project gives solution for electrical power wastage [2]. Also, the manual operation of the lighting system is completely eliminated. The proposed system provides a solution for energy saving. This is achieved by sensing and approaching a vehicle using an IR transmitter and IR Receiver couple. Upon sensing the movement the sensor transmits the data to the microcontroller which furthermore the Light to switch ON [4]. Similarly, as soon as the vehicle or an obstacle goes away the Light gets switched OFF as the sensor senses an object at the same time the status(ON/OFF) of the street light can be accessed from anywhere and anytime through the internet. This project is implemented with the smart embedded system which controls the street lights based on detection of vehicles or any other obstacles on the street.W he never the obstacle is detected on the street within the specified time the light will get automatically ON/OFF according to the obstacle detection and the same information can be accessed through the internet. The real-time information of the street light(ON/OFF Status) can be accessed from any time, anywhere through internet.

Published by: A. Siva Puttal Reddy, Dr. J. Mohana

Research Area: Embedded Systems

Research Paper

309. Google glass

Dynamic Most of the general population who have seen the glasses, however, may not be permitted talking openly; a noteworthy component of the glasses was the area data. Google will have the capacity to catch pictures of its PCs and enlarged reality data comes back to the individual wearing them through the camera effectively inherent on the glasses. For the minute, if a man taking a gander at a point of interest then he could see verifiable and nitty-gritty data. Likewise remarks about it that their companion's cleared out. In the event that its facial acknowledgment programming ends up direct and sufficiently exact, the glasses could remind a wearer and furthermore discloses to us when and how he met the foggy recognizable individual remaining before him at a capacity or gathering. A PC which is scene based worked straightforwardly through your eyes instead of your pocket or pocket. A skilled innovation for a wide range of Handicapped/crippled individuals.

Published by: Harsha S, Bhavya G

Research Area: Technology

Research Paper

310. Salient factors leads to stress management

Stress is a hot – button issue for a daily life. It is a key challenge for the organizations because organizations with stressed employees are more likely to be unsuccessful in the market. Stress is a complex fact in an individual’s life with no easy answer, Generally it is a condition of pressure or tension on an individual that affect’s individual’s health and performance at workplace. Job strain factors and stress management for workers in the manufacturing industries were reviewed in this article. Major job stress factors included high job demands, low job control, low social support, role ambiguity and conflict the physical, chemical and ergonomics of the work environment, work patterns with work schedule and shift work and job insecurity regarding future employment. In considering counteract the Job stress factors mentioned above. It is essential to use an organizational approach in the work environment.

Published by: P. Sivasankari

Research Area: HRM

Research Paper

311. Stock split and its impact on stock market – Evidence from Indian stocks

The study attempted to assess the impact of the stock split on the stock price, volatility, and liquidity. To do this a sample of 365 companies are considered which has undergone split during the period 2011 to 2017. The paired t-test is carried out for pre and post values of Mean Return, Volatility, Beta, Sharpe’s Ratio, Treynor Ratio, CAPM Return, Abnormal Return, and Liquidity to assess the impact of the split event on the stock performance. Overall results say that there is a drop in stock returns and increase in volatility after the split. There is no significant change in liquidity with the split. But when the analysis is done separately for costly and cheap stocks, it revealed that for costly stocks, there is the drop in returns, there is no further worsening of volatility and significant improvement in liquidity post-split. Thus split is effective to some extent only for costly stocks in terms of increase in the volume of trades after the split. Otherwise, this corporate action is not of any positive impact on wealth creation, volatility or liquidity.

Published by: Dr. Swapna Sen

Research Area: Finance

Research Paper

312. Fuzzy theory based resource allocation problem with possibilistic approach: A case study of sandwich factory

Now a day many service industries do not aim the optimal data as in real situation. Many decision making is done using fuzzy data if we want to select the products like mobile, food, laptop, clothes, cars, house, property etc we see the rating or stars i.e. is actually fuzzy data. Most of the service provider asks for the feedback from the customer, those data which they collect sometime in the form of (bad, good, excellent) some time (bad, average, good, excellent) sometime in the form of stars etc. In this chapter, we have formulated the problem of resource allocation problem using triangular and trapezoidal numbers in the objective function. We have deployed possibilistic approach to convert fuzzy problems into single-valued and then linear and exponential membership function is used as tools. Lingo 15 is used to solve the problem. Using different sap parameter optimal solution is obtained with the degree of satisfaction which helps Decision maker to take the decision.

Published by: Kirti Kumar R Patel, Anita R Tailor, Mukesh Patel, Jayesh M. Dhodiya

Research Area: Operation Reaserch

Research Paper

313. Framework for analyzing stress using deep learning

These days most people frequently experience stress and anxiety. Chronic and excessive stress can lead to increase in blood pressure, insomnia, heart attacks or even death. Stress has become a prevailing factor for causing mental illness agencies. The Leacock-Chorodow (LCH) algorithm, an advanced deep learning algorithm along with the WordNet library. If we do not get a control on our stress, it becomes deep-rooted and can seriously interfere with our daily activities. So, it is important to detect stress before it interferes with a person’s well-being. Traditional face-to-face psychological diagnosis and treatment cannot meet the demand of peoples' stress completely due to its lack of timeliness and diversity. Nowadays the influence of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social media giants has spread across modern society. People share their daily activities with friends on social media platforms. So, we create a social website where people can interact with their friends and this social media data can be used to analyze user’s stress state. Our model will be useful in developing stress detection tools for health is used to detect the stressed words from a user’s tweet. We subsume two types of attributes namely tweet-level content attributes where we consider each and every tweet or post made by the user and user-scope statistical attribute where the weekly tweet is taken. We propose a Deep Neural Network (DNN) model to incorporate the two types of user-scope attributes to detect users’ psychological stress. Our social website can be used to detect stress based on the user’s interactions with his friends and how active the user is on the social website.

Published by: Arun Kumar S, Newby Das, Nishchitha D S, Ranjitha V, Sahana M R

Research Area: Artificial Intelligence

Research Paper

314. Design of greenhouse environment monitoring system based on wireless sensor network

In the greenhouse environmental monitoring system, the wired sensor networks have some issues, for example, complicated wiring, inflexible sensor location, cable soften and corrosion and so on. To solve the above problems, we use ZigBee technology to build a wireless sensor network for monitoring temperature, humidity, light intensity, carbon dioxide concentration. And each node is low-power design. Based on the Modbus protocol, we built RS-485 bus to achieve the communication between a number of greenhouse sensor networks and upper computer (PC). The system has advantages such as flexible sensors placement, low power consumption, easy installation maintenance and expansion, low cost, strong practicability.

Published by: T Sai Kumar, Y. Bhaskar Rao

Research Area: Embedded System

Review Paper

315. Investigation on the influence of effective bracing system in multi-storeyed structure using CYPE

A Bracing system is provided to reduce the lateral deflection of the structure. The use of braced frames has become more effective in high rise structure and also in the seismic design of the structure. The bracing system plays the vital role in structural behaviour during the earthquake. So this paper aims to find out the effect of bracing on multi-storied of the steel building. In this paper, G+19 steel frames are modelled with the different type of bracing pattern and different combination of soft-story using CYPE software.

Published by: Guruprasad Hegde, Manjunath V, Nellore Sankalph Reddy, Sudharshan T S, Akshay Kumar, Sunil H G

Research Area: Bengaluru

Research Paper

316. Industrial development and economic growth

This article is concerned with the industrial development of Nepal. It shows the correlation between the industrial establishment, investment, and employment. The article describes industrial relations and slow process of industrialization in Nepal. Industrial policies followed by the government in different periods are presented and literature regarding Nepalese and outside Nepal are also presented. This article is based on secondary data and information. This paper also examines the contribution of the industrial sector to GDP. Some other GDP scenarios of SAARC countries with respect to their GDP growth rate of industrial sector are also presented in the tabular form. The paper concludes that the rapid industrialization is required to create more employment opportunities and to shift the agriculture labor to an industrial sector along with to solve the problem of increasing unemployment and disguised unemployment. Some policy options are also suggested to increase industrial production in a sustainable manner and with comparative advantage.

Published by: Balkrishna Subedi

Research Area: Economics

Research Paper

317. Influence of heat treatment on mechanical properties of aluminum matrix composites

The Al 7075 alloy matrix materials possess mechanical properties with the addition of SiC particulates as reinforcement. Stir casting is used for preparing composite workpiece. composites were adopted for heat treatment process by subjecting to solutionizing followed by quenching in ice media for improving the mechanical properties. Then the specimens are brought to artificial aging at a temperature of 140˚C for different time duration. The hardness properties are examined for the composite materials before and after heat treatment.

Published by: G. Ramesh, B. Gopinath, H. Harikrishnan, V. C. Uvaraja, Praatyush Rao .N

Research Area: Materials, Welding, Manufacturing

Research Paper

318. Ripening and quality detection of mango using Arduino

Ripening is the methodology of maturing fruit to become more palatable. The ripening procedure of mango contains different stages in which a mango develops. There is a specific example in which the way toward maturing of mango is satisfied. In this paper, we are developing a technique for identifying the different ripening stages of Climacteric fruit like mango by utilizing an Arduino framework which will predict the quality of mango and show the total ripening procedure as per the color changing stages with the help of MATLAB. The HSV color space is used to read the color changes of mango and the information about the ripening is send to the user via GSM module using Arduino.

Published by: Akshay Ramesh Amrutkar, Hemant Balu Jaisingpure, Pavan Ashokrao Bhujade

Research Area: Intelligence System for Agriculture Development