Aravinthan Arumugam has 19 years of experiences spread between industrial practice, engineering consultancy, research and development and academia. He obtained his BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering (1st Class Honours) and PhD in Engineering from the Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom. Aravinthan is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers IMechE (UK) , Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) with Engineers Australia and a Fellow with Advance HE, United Kingdom.
Aravinthan was as a mechanical engineer and has been involved in numerous mechanical and turnkey design projects. He has also been a consultant and industrial trainer mainly in the areas of manufacturing processes, lean manufacturing and quality improvement and spot welding quality control. As a researcher, Aravinthan’s expertise and research interest is in welding technology and weld joint on dissimilar materials. As an academician, he has taught mechanical engineering related subjects in various higher learning institutions in Malaysia and Australia and has expertise in face to face, online and hybrid teaching and learning activities. At EIT, Aravinthan is a Unit Coordinator and Unit Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering and teaches units in the degree and masters’ levels. He has also taken up the role as the VET Program Leader for Advance Diploma of Mechanical Technology (DME), Advanced Diploma of Plant Engineering (DPE), Advanced Diploma of Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering (DMC) and Advanced Diploma of Illumination Engineering and Lighting Design (DIL).
Fields of Research
Welding technology andweld joint on dissimilar materials
Chartered Engineer (CEng) with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers IMechE (UK)
Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) with Engineers Australia
Aravinthan was as a mechanical engineer and has been involved in numerous mechanical and turnkey design projects. He has also been a consultant and industrial trainer mainly in the areas of manufacturing processes, lean manufacturing and quality improvement and spot welding quality control.
VET Discipline Coordinator in Mechanical Engineering and coordinates the teaching and learning in several Advanced Diploma courses.
Currently Teaching courses/programs
Mechanical engineering units in the degree and masters’ levels.
As an academician, he has taught various mechanical engineering related subjectsin various higher learning institutions in Malaysia and Australia and has expertise in face to face, online and hybrid teaching and learning activities.
Arumugam,A & Pramanik, A (2022) A study of spot weld pull-out failure (PF) mechanism under different loading conditions for stainless steel and mild steel joints. Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. 20(3).p.603,-616, ISSN1448-4846. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14484846.2020.1725348
Arumugam, A & Pramanik, A (2020) Review of experimental and finite element analyses of spot weld failures in automotive metal joints. Jordan Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. 14(3).p. 315 – 337, ISSN 1995-6665.
Arumugam, A. & Nor, M.A (2016) Effect of the force profile characteristics on spot weld quality. Journal of
Mechanical Engineering and Sciences – paper accepted for publication (SCOPUS indexed)
Arumugam, A. (2016) Effect of force profiles of different electrode actuation systems to weld strength. ARPN
Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences. 11(6). p.3625-3632. (SCOPUS indexed).
Arumugam, A & Amizi Nor, M. (2015) Spot welding parameter optimization to improve weld characteristics for
dissimilar metals. International Journal of Scientific and Technology Research. 4(1). p.75-80.
Arumugam, A. & Baharuddin, A.A. (2014) Effect of force control during spot welding on weld properties.
International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications. 4(8). p.1-6.
Arumugam, A. & Charde, N. (2012) A metallurgical study of spot weld growth on mild steel 1mm and 2mm
thicknesses. Journal – The Institution of Engineers Malaysia. (72). p.32-36.
Arumugam, A. & Charde, N. (2011) Analysis of spot welding growth on mild steel and stainless steel. Welding
Journal. 90. p.143-147 (ISI indexed).
Arumugam, A. & Charde, N. (2011) A mechanical study of spot weld growth in the 1mm thickness mild steel,
302 austenitic stainless steel and both materials joined. Journal of Materials Science and Engineering A. 1.
Charde, N. and Arumugam, A. (2011) An analysis of resistance spot weld growth on mild and stainless steel
with 1mm and 2mm thicknesses. International Journal of Advanced Science, Engineering and Information
Technology. (1). ISSN: 2088-5334.
Studies were carried out on the force profiles of the pneumatic electrode actuation system and servo electrode actuation system to analyse their effects on weld strength. The studies were carried out at three different locations of the weld lobe; below the lower limit, between the lower limit and upper limit...Read More
Resistance spot welding is a process which is widely used in the automotive industry to join steel parts of various thicknesses and types. The current practice in the automotive industry in determining the welding schedule, which will be used in the welding process, is based on welding table or experiences....Read More
Resistance Spot Welding (RSW) is a process that is widely used in the automotive industries. The parameters that are used to develop a spot weld are the welding current, weld time and electrode force. Electrode force was not used as a control parameter due to the use of pneumatic system...Read More
Resistance spot welding (RSW) is an essential welding technology today for joining two or more metals in various manufacturing industries. A statistic shows that one metal assembly out of five is joined using resistance spot welding mechanism, commercially. It uses traditionally two electrodes to hold the metal sheets and forces...Read More
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