Automotive Research Center(ARC)


Tyres and Vehicle Dynamics

  • Source identification, prediction, and investigation of noise and vibration generation mechanisms of a Passenger Car


  • Friction studies on engine components, Impact of biofuel on automotive components, Lubricating oils, Nanoparticle-based lubricants

Hydrogen Fuelled Engines

  • Experimental studies on hydrogen-fuelled SI engines

Hybrid Power Trains

  • Develop hybrid powertrains using electric motors
  • Optimization of power delivery, energy management, and torque distribution for track and road applications

HCCI Engines

  • Experimental investigations on hydrogen-fuelled HCCI engine

Engine Management Systems

  • Development of engine controller for multi-fuel gas operated SI engine
  • Development and validation of an improved position control strategy for an electronic throttle body

Engine Emission Control

  • Automotive engine exhaust treatment

Alternative Fuels

  • Investigations on LPG fuelled lean burn spark ignition engine
  • Experimental and theoretical studies on combustion in a CNG fuelled lean burn spark ignition engine
  • Design and development of variable valve actuation mechanism
  • Investigations on liquid phase LPG fuelled spark ignition engine
  • Use of Methanol in SI engine
  • Experimental investigations on performance and durability studies of an automotive diesel engine fuelled with ethanol-biodiesel blends