Statement of Purpose

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STATEMENT OF PURPOSE l

I did very well during my undergraduate studies at the prestigious R. V. College of Engineering, Bangalore (www.rvce.com) securing the 7th rank among 2000 mechanical engineering students in the Bangalore University. As part of the curriculum requirements, I worked on the analysis of Wildhaber-Novikov gears for defense applications. The project was adjudged as one of the best projects in the college and was awarded maximum marks during evaluation (for a description please visits www.members.tripod.com/ybnaga/wngears.htm).

As an undergraduate, I had the opportunity to be exposed to Rapid Prototyping. I took up an extensive study on this class of processes, its role in the product development cycle, its limitations and the future. This resulted in a technical review paper entitled "Rapid Prototyping … The Future is Wow!". I won many prizes when I presented it at various technical seminars (the entire paper is available at www.members.tripod.com/ybnaga/rp.htm).

Soon after graduation, to continue my interest in rapid prototyping, I joined Advanced Product Design and Prototyping (APDAP), at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore as a CAD Engineer. My responsibilities at APDAP were CAD, 3D Modeling & Reverse Engineering. One of the major projects that I worked on was the reverse engineering of a fuel tank cap assembly for General Motors, U.S.A. I also got an opportunity to make a presentation on the applications of rapid prototyping in mold making at a workshop for the plastics molding industry. I am keeping myself abreast of the latest developments in rapid prototyping.

While working on CAD packages, I wanted to know the techniques used to store, display and manipulate the entities in these packages. This helped me in developing a strong interest in geometric modeling and computer graphics. At present, I am working on the problem of automatic construction of 3D solid models from 2D orthographic projections...
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