National Conference on Design, Materials and Constructions

19th & 20th April 2018


Welcome to National Conference on Design, Materials and Constructions

Author Guidelines

About Vel Tech

Vel Tech offers UG, PG and Ph.D. programmes in both Engineering and Management. The Institution has made distinctive progress since the founding in 1997, by adopting the unique and trending educational methodologies. Vel Tech is the first member from India to be part of CDIO, an innovative educational framework for producing the next generation of engineers.

Vel Tech has been recognised as the Best Engineering Institution and ranked as First in India and 74th in the world by Times Higher Education World Young University Ranking 2016-2017 and 43rd in Asia by Times Higher Education Asia University Ranking 2017. The TBI(Technology Business Incubator) of Vel Tech is recognized as the Center of Excellence under NIDHI by the Government of India.

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About SoMCE

The School of Mechanical and Constructions Engineering (SoMCE) comprises the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME), Aeronautical Engineering (AE), Automobile Engineering (Auto) and Civil Engineering (CE). It offers UG, PG and Ph.D. Programmes in all departments. This School concentrates on educating all aspects of Mechanical and Construction Engineering including machinery, automation, manufacturing, building construction services, computer-aided design, etc required for understanding the fundamentals of Mechanical and Construction Engineering. The programmes prepare the candidate to be a solution seeker and contribute to the varied range of Industries and market.

Department of Mechanical Engineering :

The Department was started in the year 2001, and produces graduates, who can meet the rapidity changing needs of the Mechanical core Industries which demands the new skills. It is the South India’s first Deemed to be University to get accredited by NBA TIER1 accreditation for B.Tech Mechanical Engineering Programme. It has an ambiance and specialized laboratories like Automotive Engine Test Facility supported by ARAI, Pune, High-Speed Gas turbine bearing test facility Supported by DRDO, Advanced Materials lab supported by Rane Valves, E-waste management facility by DST, Govt of India and Composite Research lab for New material research supported by DST.

The Student in the department gets the opportunity to involve them in high-end research work to build skills beyond curriculum. In addition to classes, the Department organizes regular Lectures by Industry Experts, international faculty from USA, Germany and Taiwan and also arranges industrial visits. Research and development efforts of the School are supported by Government Supported Research Organizations like ARAI, DRDO, DST and Industry partners like Wabco, Rane Group and Volkswagen etc., The Student in the Department are always encouraged to participate in the design contest.

Preceded Conferences

The SoMCE has been organizing National Conference on Design, Materials and Constructions in every year and conducted three International Conferences on Design and Analysis of Aerospace and Automobile Engineering.

Conference Scope

Ever growing diverse needs of people necessitate innovative thinking for engineering intelligent things and applications. It is essential to possess interdisciplinary knowledge for engineering intelligent things and applications. The NCDMC 2018 would provide scope for sharing advanced knowledge in Design, Materials and Constructions encompassing interdisciplinary areas from Mechanical, Automobile, Aeronautical and Civil Engineering. Further, it would foster networking of researchers across the globe for initiating collaborative research and its continuance.

Conference Objectives

The primary objectives of NCDMC 2018 are to:

  • Provide a platform for researchers to share their new findings / innovative applications in Design, Materials and Constructions with peers.
  • Facilitate networking among leading academicians, scientists, engineers and industry professionals for fostering collaborative research.

Conference Outcomes

The outcomes of NCDMC are:

  • Enhanced understanding of scope for researching in the areas of one’s interest
  • Revelation of contemporary thinking on future research
  • Constructive suggestions for overcoming snags in research ideas
  • Nomination of the papers presented in the conference for inclusion in Indexed Journals

Call for Paper Submission

The papers submitted would be peer reviewed and such of those papers recommended by the reviewers are scheduled for presentation. However, it is mandatory that at least one of the authors would register for presenting the paper. The papers presented would be published in the conference proceedings, in print as well as electronic form. On the recommendation of the reviewers / session chairs, the papers presented would be nominated for inclusion in Scopus Indexed Journal, “International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering Research and Development (IJMPERD)” subject to the satisfaction of the Rules and Regulations.


Design (DE)

  • Sustainable Design
  • Design of Mechanisms
  • Tribology
  • Design for X
  • Automotive subsystem design
  • Finite element analysis
  • Fracture Mechanics and failure Analysis

Materials (MS)

  • Energy and Green Materials
  • Nano and Bio materials
  • Materials for sustainability
  • Ceramics, Polymers and Composites
  • Surface and Corrosion Engineering
  • Advanced materials
  • Hybrid Materials
  • Smart and Intelligent Materials

Manufacturing (ME)

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Non Destructive Testing
  • Operations Research
  • Optimization for X
  • Supply chain management and Logistics
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Advanced Manufacturing systems
  • Analytics and Machine Learning
  • Simulation and Stochastic Process
  • Industrial Robotics and Automation

Cryogenics (CR)

  • Low temperature Materials
  • Large scale Refrigeration, Liquefaction
  • Cryogenic systems, facilities and Testing
  • Cryocoolers
  • Cryogenics for fusion devices
  • Space cryogenics
  • Super conductivity and magnetic materials

Energy (EE)

  • Green Energy and Green power
  • Green Energy Labelling
  • Waste to Energy Technology
  • Solar Thermal system
  • Fuel cells
  • Desalination
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Heat Transfer

Automobile (AU)

  • Engine and its Systems
  • Alternate fuels / Energy sources
  • Automotive safety
  • Combustion and Emission control
  • Vehicle Dynamics and Control
  • Ergonomics
  • Noise, Vibration and harshness
  • Vehicular automation and automatic driving
  • Vehicle Aerodynamics

Aeronautical (AE)

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft Structures
  • Navigation, Guidance & Control
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Digital Avionics
  • Propellants and Combustion
  • Aero Acoustics
  • Satellite Structure
  • Gas Turbine Engines
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Electric Propulsion
  • Hybrid Propulsion
  • Wind Turbines

Constructions (CE)

  • Structural Dynamics
  • Application of robot in Civil Engineering
  • Concrete Structures
  • Geotechnical – Earthquake Engineering
  • Eco-Friendly Construction and Development
  • Sustainable Construction and Digital Technology
  • Construction Industrialization and Prefabricated Buildings
  • Green and Intelligent Buildings and Smart Cities
  • Management of Construction Waste
  • Theory and Practice of Sponge City and Resilient City
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Seismology

*Specify the respective code on the paper title

The authors shall submit their full length papers in MS Word Document (single column) as attachments to Email Id :

Publications: Conference Proceedings and Journals

The papers accepted for oral presentation would be published in the proceedings of conference in electronic form with ISBN, provided that at least one of authors of the paper should be registered for attending the conference by paying the prescribed registration fee. The registration fee includes conference kit, refreshments and working lunch.

Further, the extended version of the presented papers would be recommended for publication in reputed Journal (indexed by Scopus) with the consent of authors with extra processing fee.

Journal Detail

International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering Research and Development (IJMPERD)ISSN: 2249-6890, Indexed (Powered by Scopus), Transstellar Journal Publications and Research Consultancy Private Limited.
International Journal of Engineering and Technology (IJET)ISSN: Indexed (Powered by Scopus), Science Publishing Corporation.

Important Dates

Date for submission of abstract (Max. of 150 Words) : 25.03.2018
Date for submission of full-length paper not more than 6 pages : 31.03.2018
Date of notifying paper acceptance : 02.04.2018
Date of submission of camera ready paper : 06.04.2018
Date for payment of registration fee : 10.04.2018
Conference dates : 19-20, April 2018

Conference Registration Fee

CategoryRegistration Fee
Industry and R&DINR 1000*
AcademiciansINR 750*
Research Scholars / PG Students /UG StudentsINR 500*
Co Author / ParticipantsINR 500*

*Scopus Indexed Journal(s) Publication charges will be collected separately in the form of Demand Draft for Rs. 6500/- (Rupees Six Thousand Five Hundred Only).

Organizing Committee

Contact Us

Contact Person for further information and correspondence:

Dr. N. Lenin & Dr. P. Anand

Conveners, NCDMC 2018
Address : 
Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology
400 feet Outer Ring Road,
Avadi, Chennai-600 062, Tamil Nadu, India.

Phone Number
+91 9976909647
+91 9865614107