Mechanical Engineering


Name of the Faculty: Addanki Sambasiva Rao


Designation : Assistant Professor 


(Date of Joining VJTI: 01-01-1993)

Contact  Details :

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Phone:+(91) (22) 24198100 extn 410 (Office)
FAX : +(91) (22) 24152874 
Phone:+(91) (22) 24198100 extn 409

(Robotics Laboratory)

Phone:+(91) (22) 24198100 extn 415

(Technical Excellence  Centre)


Research Interests :

  • Development of  Rapid Tooling, Post Processing techniques of Fused Modelled Parts
  • Development of statistical methods to estimate natural frequency of AC piping
Qualifications :

  • Pursuing Ph. D. VJTI, Mumbai University.
  • M.E. (Mechanical), VJTI, Mumbai University.
Work Experience :

  • Teaching 13 Yrs 
  • Industry 03 Yrs
Teaching Experience :

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering,VJTI, since Dec 2010
  • Faculty, Department of Mechanical Engineering, VJTI, Jan 2000-Nov 2010
Industry Experience :

  • Naval Armament Inspectorate, Mumbai, Indian Navy, Ministry of  Defence, as a “Senior Chargeman (Mech)”, Since 04-12-1989 to  31-12-1992
Academic Activities :

·         Courses :

o    ME 0562     :     Rapid Product Development                      

o    ME 1313     :     CAD-I Lab                                                                       

o    ME 0521     :    Robotics

o    ME 1522     :    Robotics Lab

o    ME 1521     :    FEM Lab

o    ME 1402     :    Software Engineering Lab-II

o    ME 0526     :    Computer Integrated Manufacturing                        

·         Schools/Workshops Organised :

o    5 Days course on ANSYS12.1, from 13-12-2010 to 18-12-2010

o    Two weeks course on ANSYS12.1 software from 17-1-11 to 27-1-11

o    Two weeks course on ANSYS12.1 software from 15-2-11 to 26-2-11



·         Projects on-going/completed :

o  Total about 20 nos projects on “Rapid Prototype Manufacturing” completed typical customers are M/s Mahindra & Mahindra, M/s Protosys, M/s Veekay Enterprises etc.


·         Awards, Fellowships and Trainings :

o   CEP course on “Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing” by IIT Bombay from 26th to 28th February 2013

o   TEQIP-II sponsored one week staff development programme on “Recent trends in Finite Element Method and Introduction to boundary element and Mesh-Free Method at VJTI from 18th to 22nd February 2013

o   National level “Doctoral Consortium” by IIIE, EDUC-ASIA Ltd & Shiksha “O”Anusandhan University, conducted at VJTI, Mumbai on 11th January 2013

o   5 days  training programme on ANSYS CFD by M/s ANSYS India Pvt Ltd, Pune from 10-12-12  to 14-12-12

o   Two-Week ISTE workshop on “Introduction to Research Methodologies” by IIT Bombay from 25th June to 4th July 2012

o   TEQIP-I sponsored one week staff development programme on “Industrial Engineering Tools  & Techniques” at VJTI from 12th to 16th March 2012

o   CEP course on “5 Axis Machining for Die-Mold and Aerospace Applications  by IIT Bombay from 27th to 28th July 2011

o   AICTE sponsored staff development programme on “Advances in the Manufacturing and Micromachining Techniques” at VJTI, Mumbai from 14th to 18th November 2011

o   Two-Week ISTE workshop on “Heat Transfer” by IIT Bombay from 29th November to 10th December 2011

o   5 days faculty training programme on “Automation and Motion control” by M/s Integrated Drive systems Pvt Ltd, Mulund, Mumbai from 29th December 2008 to 2nd January 2009

o   5 days faculty training programme on “Hypermesh + Nastran CAE software”  by M/s Finite to Infinite, Pune from 8th December 2008 to 12th December 2008

o   TEQIP-I sponsored 3 days staff development programme on “Solid Modelling using CATIA” held from 01st to 3rd February 2007 at D.K.T.E’s Textile & Engineering Institute, Ichalkaranji, Maharashtra

o   2 days Advanced course on “ANSYS software” by M/s ANSYS India Bangalore from 7th to 8th November 2006


Awards And Honors :


o   Won 2nd rank in Mechanical Engineering for poster presentation of  Research Scholars held on “National Science Day” organized by VJTI, Mumbai on 29th February 2012

o   Faculty Coordinator for SRA, VJTI (2012-2013), who won the “Best Aesthetic Robot  & Best Economy Robot Award”  in Robocon-2013  International Robotics competition held at Pune, India on 6th to 9th March, 2013





List Of Publications :


·         Papers in Referred International Journals :

o    Addanki Sambasiva Rao, Medha A Dharap, JVL Venkatesh, Deepesh Ojha, (2012), “Investigation of post processing techniques to reduce the surface roughness of fused deposition modeled parts”, International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Technology Volume 3, Issue 3, September - December (2012), pp. 531-544

o    Swapnil A.Patil, A.S. Rao, Lalit Baviskar (2013), “statistical methods to estimate natural frequency of Air Conditioner Piping”, International Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (IJMIE), Volume. 3 Issue. 1

·         Papers in Referred International and National Conferences (Selected) :

o   Addanki Sambasiva Rao, Medha A Dharap, JVL Venkatesh, “Analysis  of part building    parameAters by using statistical methods to minimize the cost in FDM process presented in International Conference on “Additive  Manufacturing Technologies' (AM-2012), during 27-28th August 2012 at Bangalore, India.


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Other Scientific Activities :

·         Reviewer for the following technical journals:

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·         Membership of professional bodies:

i)         Member of Institution of Engineers India(MIE), Kolkata, India.


·         Departmental Level Responsibilities :

i)         Lab-in-charge for Robotics & CAD/CAM Lab

ii)       Lab-in-charge for Technical Excellence Centre


·         Institute Level Responsibilities :

i)                    Project Coordinator for CCF-II Laboratory development during 2009-2010

ii)                  Coordinator for CAD implementation for F.Y.B.Tech students during 2008-2010