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The National Institute of Technology Karnataka formerly known as Karnataka Regional Engineering College , is a public engineering college at Surathkal, about 20 kilometres north of Mangalore city. It was founded in 1960 as KREC while today, it is one of the 30 National Institutes of Technology in India and is recognised as an Institute of National Importance. It has a suburban campus, in close proximity to the Arabian Sea. National Highway 66 runs through the campus and serves as the major mode of access. Wikipedia.

Subudhi B.,National Institute of Technology Rourkela | Jena D.,National Institute of Technology Karnataka
Applied Soft Computing Journal | Year: 2011

This paper addresses the effectiveness of soft computing approaches such as evolutionary computation (EC) and neural network (NN) to system identification of nonlinear systems. In this work, two evolutionary computing approaches namely differential evolution (DE) and opposition based differential evolution (ODE) combined with Levenberg Marquardt algorithm have been considered for training the feed-forward neural network applied for nonlinear system identification. Results obtained envisage that the proposed combined opposition based differential evolution neural network (ODE-NN) approach to identification of nonlinear system exhibits better model identification accuracy compared to differential evolution neural network (DE-NN) approach. The above method is finally tested on a one degree of freedom (1DOF) highly nonlinear twin rotor multi-input-multi-output system (TRMS) to verify the identification performance. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Source

Suhasini,National Institute of Technology Karnataka
Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry | Year: 2013

Manganese dioxide has been considered as a promising material for electrochemical supercapacitors. In order to obtain a high specific capacitance, MnO2 has been electrodeposited from an aqueous acidic solution of MnSO4 consisting of an ionic surfactant, namely, sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) on stainless steel. The electrodeposited films of MnO2 in the presence of the surfactant possess greater porosity and hence greater surface area in relation to the films prepared in the absence of the surfactant. Cyclic voltammetry and galvanostatic charge-discharge cycling experiments reveal that specific capacitance is higher by about 22% due to the effect of SLS. © 2012 Published by Elsevier B.V. Source

Shivashankar R.,National Institute of Technology Karnataka | Jayaraj J.,LBS Institute of Technology for Women
Geotextiles and Geomembranes | Year: 2014

The effects of prestressing the reinforcement on the strength improvement and settlement reduction of a reinforced granular bed overlying weak soil are being investigated through a series of laboratory scale bearing capacity tests. The influences of parameters such as strength of underlying weak soil, thickness of granular bed, magnitude of prestressing force, direction of prestressing forces and number of layers of reinforcement are being examined. Finite element analyses are carried out using the FE program PLAXIS to study the effect of prestressing the reinforcement. Results obtained from finite element analyses are found to be in reasonably good agreement with the experimental results. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. Source

Ganesh B.M.,National Institute of Technology Karnataka | Isloor A.M.,National Institute of Technology Karnataka | Ismail A.F.,University of Technology Malaysia
Desalination | Year: 2013

Graphene oxide (GO) dispersed polysulfone (PSf) mixed matrix membranes were prepared by wet phase inversion method. The morphology of membranes was studied using scanning electron microscope (SEM) images. The variation in hydrophilicity was studied by measuring surface wettability and water swelling experiments. The performance of membranes in terms of pure water flux and salt rejection was studied. SEM images depict enhanced macrovoids, while the contact angle data reveals that, GO incorporated membrane surface is moderately hydrophilic. Membranes exhibited improved salt rejection after GO doping. Membrane with 2000ppm GO loading has exhibited maximum of 72% Na2SO4 rejection at 4bar applied pressure. The salt rejection seems to depend on pH of the feed solution and it has been witnessed that the salt rejection showed an increasing trend with increase in the pH. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. Source

Kamalapur G.D.,National Institute of Technology Karnataka | Udaykumar R.Y.,National Institute of Technology Karnataka
International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems | Year: 2011

Rural electrification is an integral component of poverty alleviation and rural growth of a nation. In India, electricity has not played effective role in the socio-economic growth of village. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is increasing with 8% where as contribution of agriculture sector is 1.9%. Government of India has ambitious target of providing electricity to all villages by 2008 and all rural households by 2012. Steps are already initiated with Rural Electric Corporation, Rural Electricity Supply Technology mission, State Electricity Boards, Reforms in Power sector. An attempt has been made in this paper to assess the features of rural electrification in India and the feasibility of Photovoltaic Solar Home Systems (PV SHS). © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source

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