Power Train

  • Research Head

    Dr. Raja R


The Power Train group focuses on Green Mobility through ICE-based power trains as well as EV-based power trains. ICE-based power trains focus on cross-cutting technology domains like Fuels and Energy Carriers’ and Thermal and Energy Management’. The collaborative research for such power trains concentrate on affordable design changes which increase efficiency and reduce emissions in engines for light and heavy-duty vehicles. This includes downsizing, advanced flexible combustion processes and alternative fuels supported by advanced after-treatment and efficient thermal management.

We also focus on Green Mobility through EV-based power trains, which prioritise lithium-ion and post-lithium-ion batteries, fuel-cell systems, hydrogen storage, improved electric drives, charging systems and concept demonstration, as well as electrification for heavy-duty vehicles. 

Our final target is to meet customer needs, specifications and regulatory demands for lower fuel consumption and emissions whilst maintaining utility, performance and affordability of passenger and commercial vehicles.

Research Topics

  • Engine Design and Development
  • Power Train Sub-System Design and Development
  • Noise Reduction
  • Alternate Fuels for IC Engines 


  • Air Quality Measurement — sponsored by Mann and Hummel Filter Pvt. Ltd.
  • Studies on the Influence of Thermal Barrier Coating on Exhaust System — sponsored by Faurecia Clean Mobility, Bangalore. 
  • Evaluation of Performance of DPF Cell Structure for Soot Loading, Regeneration and Pressure Drop using CFD Simulation.
  • Design through Simulation of Injector Needle and Spray Deflector for Spray Uniformity Index in Front of SCR System.
  • Numerical Investigation of Acoustic Behavior in an Automotive Exhaust Muffler.
  • Design and Simulation of Manual Transmission System to Match Engine Characteristics.


  • Computerised Test Rig for SI Engine with MPFI
  • Computerised Test Rig with CRDI Diesel Engine
  • KTS-570 OBD Scanner 
  • Exhaust Gas Analyser 
  • Ricardo Wave and Vectis

Being Created

  • Chassis Dynamometer
  • GT Power


  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • SAE International Journal of Engines 
  • SAE International Journal of Alternative Powertrains 
  • SAE International Journal of Fuels and Lubricants 

  • Stanford University

    Stanford University

  • Michigan Tech

    Michigan Tech

  • Faurecia


  • Gmtci


  • ARAI


  • Tata Motors

    Tata Motors

  • Benz

    Mercedes Benz

  • SIAM


  • Altigreen


Automotive Technologies Research Centre (ATRC)
#470-P, Peenya Industrial Area, 4th Phase, Bengaluru-560058
Phone: 080 25555555
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Mr. S Umesh