Dr Aravinthan Arumugam
Dr Aravinthan Arumugam








Dr Aravinthan Arumugam

Unit Coordinator and Unit Lecturer

School of Mechanical Engineering

Bentley Campus


 PhD in Engineering, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom



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 also Chartered Engineer (CEng) with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers IMechE (UK) and Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) with Engineers Australia.

Fields of Research
  • Welding technology and weld joint on dissimilar materials
Research Interest
  • Spot welding
  • Hybrid welding
  • Welding automation
Professional Memberships
  • Chartered Engineer (CEng) with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers IMechE (UK)
  • Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) with Engineers Australia
Industry Affiliations
  • 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.
Administrative Responsibilities
  • 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.


Teaching Experience
  • As an academician, he has taught various 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.
  • 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.

Publications and News

EIT publication

Effect of force profiles of different electrode actuation systems to weld strength

1 January, 2016
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
EIT publication

Spot Welding Parameter Optimization to Improve Weld Characteristics for Dissimilar Metals

25 January, 2015
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
EIT publication

Effect of Force Control during Spot Welding on Weld Properties

1 August, 2014
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
EIT publication

A metallurgical study of spot weld growth on mild steel 1mm and 2mm thicknesses

1 January, 2011
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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