Dr Milind Siddhpura

Dr Milind Siddhpura has gained over 18+ years of substantial and internationally significant experience in mechanical engineering while working as an academic in top Australian and overseas universities. He has accomplished a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Western Australia (UWA) and has won many prestigious awards.

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Understanding Oil Hydraulics and Pneumatics in Engineering  

April 9, 2024 6:48 pm
Oil hydraulics and pneumatics are two branches of engineering dealing with fluid power to perform work. These systems are integral to various industrial and mechanical applications, providing a means to transmit power in a controlled and efficient manner.  The portable hydraulics trainer used by the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT)...Read More
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Government investment in solar in large scale projects vs distributed installation

November 30, 2023 11:17 am
The paper focuses on the existing policy framework of the Australian Government concerning solar projects. At present, the policy exhibits preference for favouring large-scale solar projects over distributed installations, a perspectve the authors contend should be reversed.. Authors have systematically assessed the potential benefits of distributed installations for all the...Read More
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Aggregate Production Planning through Memetic Passing Vehicle Search

May 31, 2023 1:10 pm
Aggregate production planning (APP) deals with the simultaneous determination of plant’s production, inventory and vocation levels over a finite time horizon. The aim of aggregate production planning is to finalize overall output levels in the near to medium future in uncertain demands. In this paper, three different cases of aggregate...Read More
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Review on Ship Onboard Machinery Maintenance Strategy Selection Using Multi-Criteria Optimization

May 31, 2023 11:25 am
Marine shipping is an important aspect of the transportation system in Canada. It is estimated that 70-80% of items that we are surrounded by and use daily are brought by ships. Canadian businesses need to sell to the world and ships carries their products abroad. For people that live in...Read More

Engineers as Expert Witnesses in Court

March 30, 2023 11:08 am
Sometimes, engineers work as consultants to give expert supporting evidence in appropriate circumstances. EIT Course Coordinator and On-Campus Lecturer Dr. Milind Siddhpura shared his experience as an expert witness. Engineers are professionals who innovate and invent to improve the quality of life for individuals and communities. Their ability to use...Read More
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A comprehensive review on recent developments in materials and technological parameters for plasma transferred arc hard facing process

February 9, 2023 9:57 am
Critical equipments of process and heavy engineering industries are prone to significant wear due to intense service conditions. Uneven and uncontrolled wear causes significant changes in dimensional and geometrical accuracies of the part surfaces, which adversely affect the parts’ functionality and service life of these parts. Shorter service life of...Read More
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A comprehensive review on recent developments in materials and technological parameters for plasma transferred arc hardfacing process

February 2, 2023 1:53 pm
Critical equipments of process and heavy engineering industries are prone to significant wear due to intense service conditions. Uneven and uncontrolled wear causes significant changes in dimensional and geometrical accuracies of the part surfaces, which adversely affect the parts’ functionality and service life of these parts. Shorter service life of...Read More
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Methanol Production From Biogas: Current Status and Future Prospects

January 31, 2023 11:31 am
Methanol is a basic form of alcohol that results from the combination of a methyl group (CH3) and a hydroxy group (OH). The global demand for methanol is expected to reach 117 Mtons in coming years owing to its mass use in the petrochemical, transportation, and chemical industries. Methanol is...Read More
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A glance at engineering skill gaps, and how to address them

August 1, 2022 10:09 pm
Looking at the year ahead, we approached EIT lecturers, esteemed academics and industry professionals, to share their wisdom and identify potential engineering skill gaps which could be faced in 2023. We posed the following three questions to each of our experts: What are some skill gaps engineers could possibly face...Read More
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Plant Residue That Generates Electricity: EIT Academics Contribute To Sustainability Education In India

June 13, 2022 2:45 pm
Biomass power production will play an important part in the sustainable energy future. So when the call came to academically contribute to sustainability, three EIT academics jumped at the opportunity. Dr Harisinh Parmar our Lab coordinator, Dr Milind Siddhpura, Course coordinator for Mechanical Engineering and Dr Arti Siddhpura a Lecturer...Read More
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Experimental Study on Truss-Column Pinned Connections in Large-Span Steel Structures

February 28, 2022 11:35 am
A pin-connected joint, which was intended to accommodate a certain in-plane rotation and resist the shear forces, was introduced in this paper. Pinned-connections were applied on Truss-Column joints to support the heavy-loaded floors and roofs in a long-span steel structure. The Pinned-connection was designed in accordance with European code, and...Read More
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Revised Semiempirical Approach to Predict the Occurrence of Twinning in Titanium Alloys

December 2, 2021 3:11 pm
A revised semiempirical approach, considering the average values of the valence electron to atom ratio (e/a̅) and a difference in atomic radii of alloying element/s and the base element (Δr̅), is proposed to predict the twin formation in titanium alloys. The revised e/a̅ versus Δr̅ diagram is plotted, considering the...Read More
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The success of e-Learning implementation for engineering courses: Case study – EIT

July 2, 2021 11:54 am
Globally, the ease of internet access has had a positive effect on the education sector. Many higher education institutions are leveraging this opportunity and are strongly investing in e-Learning systems offering courses in various disciplines. Engineering courses are challenging on their own, but to teach and engage e-learners' in first...Read More
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Development, Implementation And Analysis Of Effectiveness Of Online Synchronous And Asynchronous Instructions For Engineering Graphics Course

July 2, 2021 11:07 am
This paper presents the tools and techniques used for the development of synchronous and asynchronous instructions for online delivery of Engineering Graphics course for undergraduate students at the Engineering Institute of Technology as a part of blended delivery of this unit. The paper discusses how the online course was designed...Read More
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Synchronous And Asynchronous Online Training Tools and Techniques For Engineering Lecturers Of Online And Face-To-Face Delivery Modes

July 2, 2021 8:07 am
This article discusses various tools and techniques used for training novice and experienced lecturers on how to use different synchronous and asynchronous instruction methods to deliver numerous engineering subjects online and on-campus in the blended form at the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT). Didactic training techniques and tools were developed...Read More
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Plagiarism, Contract Cheating And Other Academic Misconducts In Online Engineering Education: Analysis, Detection And Prevention Strategies

March 8, 2021 2:27 pm
Various types of academic misconducts including plagiarism have recently been a matter of concern for engineering educators and administrators. Apart from being a form of academic misconduct, plagiarism hinders the students from developing critical thinking and analysis abilities. If the issue is related with another newer form of academic misconduct...Read More
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Current state of research in application of disruptive technologies in engineering education

June 12, 2020 10:58 am
Disruptive innovation technologies have made their way in the field of academia during the past few years. A plethora of literature exists investigating the applications of various disruptive technologies in the field of engineering education. The directions for future research however are still obscured by the copious amount of literature...Read More
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Chatter stability prediction for a flexible tool-workpiece system in a turning process

March 6, 2017 2:00 pm
The paper focuses on the chatter stability prediction for a flexible tool-workpiece system in a turning process. The dynamic model of the turning process presented here considers two end conditions of the flexible workpiece. Chatter-free (stable) cutting parameters are obtained analytically and stability lobe diagrams (SLDs) of a turning operation...Read More