A. Pramanik

A. Pramanik
Curtin University · Department of Mechanical Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy (USYD)

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Coolant is a substance that applied in a machining process for the efficient machining of materials. The application of coolants is based on the several factors including the types of machining process, workpiece material, cutting tool and cost. Coolant helps to dissipate the heat that can be generated during the machining operation, induce lubrica...
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The main objective of research work to investigates the effects of various process parameters on the material removal rate, kerf width, surface roughness and the dimensional accuracy of Inconel 718 workpiece subjected to wire electrical discharge machining (WEDM). The input parameters of this study were wire speed, wire tension and flushing rate. T...
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The most popular additive manufacturing (AM) technologies to produce titanium alloy parts are electron beam melting (EBM), selective laser melting (SLM) and directed energy deposition (DED). This investigation explores mainly these three techniques and compares these three methods comprehensively in terms of microstructure, tensile properties, poro...
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Purpose – This paper aims to investigate the dimensional accuracy consisting of thickness, grip section width, full length, circularity, cylindricity and surface finish of printed polyurethane (PU) dog-bone samples based on ASTM D638 type V standard, which were optimally printed by fused deposition modelling (FDM). Design/methodology/approach – Th...
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machining, metal matrix composites, modelling, experiment
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Overheating is a critical problem encountered with an electro hydraulically operated machine working in underground mines. Aggrandizement in the temperature of the hydraulic fluids is caused due to deficiencies in the components. Thermal instability of hydraulic power systems causes temperature transients, which not only mitigates machine productiv...
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Drilling is an extremely crucial process and enormously used in manufacturing assembling components. On the other hand, the 6061-aluminum alloy is most used in modern industry. Therefore, sustainable drilling of this alloy to reduce the use of power and coolant without compromising the quality is promising for the modern industries. This study inve...
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In the course of wire electro-discharge machining (WEDM), the unavoidable and undesirable formation of a recast layer on titanium (Ti) alloy was observed to have taken place. As a result, subsequent processing steps are required to remove this recast layer. In order to facilitate its removal, this study investigates the micro-mechanical properties...
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Different types of water jet machining are now commonly used in many industries. The process removes materials by abrasion and erosion. However, the erosion process also affects the machining system such as nozzle bore profile and diameter. The wear of nozzle affects the performance and precision of the machining process. This chapter investigates...
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During the machining of hard coatings, debris generated due to machining causes abrasive wear of machine components as well as workpiece. The present chapter investigates such abrasive wear effect by simulating such conditions that took place during machining in sand abrasion test instruments. Hard nanostructured cermet coatings, namely nanostructu...
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Aluminum alloys with silicon, magnesium, and copper were extensively used alloying elements in various applications because of their excellent properties. In recent decades, aluminum matrix composites (AMCs) are an advanced engineering material widely utilized in diverse engineering applications, including aircraft, automobile, marine, and shipbuil...
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The effective utilization of tribological characteristics of the mating parts is an important concern in the automobile industry. The primary intent of this work is to evaluate & enhance the tribology of a CrN coated disc (piston ring) as well as a cylindrical lining pin utilizing Al2O3 additives. The study mainly sought to significantly raise trib...
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Duck feathers are keratin-based natural fibres. After steaming, drying and milling, duck feather waste (DFW) was transformed into powder and incorporated in unsaturated polyester resin as reinforcing filler to fabricate composite panels. Particle sizes of the DFW powder were in the range of approximately 0.1–0.6 µm, with an average size of 0.21 ± 0...
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The present study investigated the tribological behaviour of zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) against titanium alloy (Ti6Al4V) grade 5 materials. Four loading conditions (15, 20, 25 and 30N) with five different bio-lubricants include saline solution, Phosphate buffered saline, Ringer’s solution, Distilled water and Sesame oil were utilized to compu...
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In this investigation, biodegradable composites were fabricated with polycaprolactone (PCL) matrix reinforced with pine cone powder (15%, 30%, and 45% by weight) and compatibilized with graphite powder (0%, 5%, 10%, and 15% by weight) in polycaprolactone matrix by compression molding technique. The samples were prepared as per ASTM standard and tes...
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In this investigation, biodegradable composites were fabricated with polycaprolactone (PCL) matrix reinforced with pine cone powder (15%, 30%, and 45% by weight) and compatibilized with graphite powder (0%, 5%, 10%, and 15% by weight) in polycaprolactone matrix by compression molding technique. The samples were prepared as per ASTM standard and tes...
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Chrome containing leather-wastes (CCLW) is a waste obtained from leather industries. These wastes always produced environmental pollution. However, CCLW can be utilized in the production of various materials. In this research, chromium in the form of collagen powder after extracting from CCLW has been utilized to fabricate the composite material. E...
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This study investigated the effect of abrasive water jet kinematic parameters, such as jet traverse speed and water pressure, on the surface of magnesium-based metal matrix nanocompo-sites (Mg-MMNCs) reinforced with 50 nm (average particle size) Al2O3 particles at concentrations of 0.66 and 1.11 wt.%. The extent of grooving caused by abrasive parti...
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Zirconia and zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) are widely used for biomedical applications. Owing to the superior mechanical and bio-compatible properties of ZTA, it is now gaining more importance over zirconia, as it has the profound strength of zirconia and alumina. This study examines the tribological behavior of Zirconia and ZTA balls sliding ag...
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Titanium alloys, in particularly Ti-6Al-4V alloy is used enormously in many high-tech sectors specially in aerospace industries due to its superior properties. Machining process (for example wire electrical discharge machining) to reshape this alloy affects the integrity of the newly generated surfaces. This experimental study has identified three...
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The effects of mono (single type) and hybrid (mixed types) fibres on the workability, compressive strength, flexural strength, and toughness parameters of fly ash geopolymer mortar were studied. The ratio of sand to geopolymer paste of the mortar was 2.75. It was found that workability of mortar decreased more with the use of PP fibres due to its h...
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The present research work aims to investigate the micro-mechanical behaviour of the superficial layer synthesized on Ti64 alloy by the electric discharge machining process. The top surface, cross-section morphology, and elemental composition of the superficial layer have been investigated by FE-SEM, EDS, and TEM. The micromechanical behaviour of th...
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Manufacturing industries are looking for the new materials everyday due to the rapid development in the technology and the need for excellent mechanical, thermal, wear and physical properties with low cost. Recently, composite materials have been used widely everywhere because of their exceptional characteristics and easiness in manufacturing. Sinc...
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In recent years, demand of titanium alloy (Ti6Al4V) in various industries especially aerospace industries drastically increased. Several exceptional properties of titanium alloy that contribute to its popularity include high compressive and tensile strength, fracture toughness oxidation resistance and high strength-to-weight ratio. However, due to...
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To cite this article: Subramaniam et al., (2021). Tribological behavior of silicon nitride-based ceramics-A review. ABSTRACT Silicon nitride Tribology Pin-on-disc Hip joint Composite Silicon nitride ceramic owing to its excellent fracture resistance and high strength behavior, has find its place in industry as well as in biomedical applications. Th...
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Excellent biocompatibility, flexibility and shape memory features of polyurethane (PU) have attracted great attention to produce various objects for particular applications in biomedical and electronic fields. The objects with complex geometry in possession of shape memory effect (SME) are arduous when being fabricated by conventional manufacturing...
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Three-dimensional (3-D) printing or also known as additive manufacturing (AM), offers the freedom of design and the ability to fabricate complex structures with minimal wastes. These benefits have attracted many researchers, engineers, and technologists to develop 3-D printing technologies in producing a rapid prototyping process towards a function...
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The aim of research work is to synthesis a dense and compact functionalized TiO2-loaded HAp-layer using ball-burnishing assisted electric discharge cladding (BB-EDC) process to improve the biomechanical performance of the β-Ti alloy. The EDC process developed a rich layer of TiO2-loaded HAp, and ZrO2 burnishing balls induced compressive force that...
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With the lightning speed of technological evolution, the demand for high performance yet sustainable natural fibres reinforced polymer composites (NFPCs) are rising. Especially a mechanically competent NFPCs under various loading conditions are growing day by day. However, the polymers mechanical properties are strain-rate dependent due to their vi...
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This paper emphasises the effect of the surfactant in the PMEDM process. The preparation of nanofluid is done by mixing and sonicating thoroughly into the deionised water is discussed. The effect of varying the graphene nanopowder concentration into the dielectric is also discussed. Also, the effect of surfactant SDS and CTAB in the machining proce...
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Wire electric discharge machining non-contact machining process based on spark erosion technique. It can machine difficult-to-cut materials with excellent precision. In this paper Alloy-X, a nickel-based superalloy was machined at different machining parameters. Input parameters like pulse on time, pulse off time, servo voltage and wire feed were e...
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During the composite’s fabrication process, one of the most common defect occurs is void. Numerous literatures have suggested that the presence of void negatively affect its mechanical properties and effective degassing process is one the solutions for such issue. In this study, experiments were carried out using neat E132 epoxy to investigate the...
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In the present research work, an effort has been made to explore the potential of using the adhesive tapes while drilling CFRPs. The input parameters, such as drill bit diameter, point angle, Scotch tape layers, spindle speed, and feed rate have been studied in response to thrust force, torque, circularity, diameter error, surface roughness, and de...
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Vegetable oil becomes a viable alternative to mineral or synthetic oils due to its biodegradable nature. In this work, one such vegetable-based non-edible oil (kapok oil) is blended with a mineral-based oil (SAE20W40) at 15 and 30% ratio (by volume), and its changes in thermal, tribological, and corrosive properties were evaluated. Four-ball tribom...
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Electric discharge machining (EDM) is a thermal-based machining process where material removal in the form of melting and vaporization occurs due to repeated electrical sparks between electrode and workpiece. EDM process finds wide applications in the manufacturing, automobile, aerospace, and biomedical industries due to its remarkable feature of p...
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This paper investigates the influence of jet traverse speed and water jet pressure of abrasive water jet machining (AWJM) on the magnesium-based metal matrix nanocomposites (Mg-MMNC) reinforced with 50 nm (average particle size) 0.66 and 1.11 wt.% Al 2 O 3 .The extent of grooving caused by abrasive particle and irregularities in AWJ machined surfac...
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Abstract Non‐renewability and damage caused to the environment while using mineral based and synthetic based lubricants become the greatest concern of this century. Disposal issues initiated a global trend to utilize vegetable based lubricants in industries. Vegetable oils are environmental friendly, have low toxicity and highly biodegradable in na...
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This study describes the effect of magnetorheological fluid assisted magnetic abrasive finishing (MRAF) process on the surface topography of fine finished high strength biomedical grade β-phase Ti-Nb-Ta-Zr (β-TNTZ) alloy for orthopedic applications. β-type Ti-35Nb-7Ta-5Zr alloy exhibit high strength, better corrosion resistance and excellent bioact...
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Machinability is an important index in manufacturing industry to measure the performance of cutting or machining technologies while dealing with a variety of engineering materials. Cutting fluids or lubricants play significant role to improve the machinability by reducing the heat of machining zone and thereby increasing tool life, improving the wo...
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Titanium alloys are difficult to machine using conventional methods, therefore, nonconventional processes are often chosen in many applications. Electrical discharge machining (EDM) is one of those nonconventional processes that is used frequently for shaping titanium alloys with their respective pros and cons. However, a good understanding of this...
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This research evaluated surface roughness and cutting forces using an alternative vegetable oil, namely, ‘super palm olein’, as cutting fluid on turning of mild steel. The outcomes of the proposed alternative cutting fluid were compared with that of conventional mineral-based cutting fluid (coolant machining) and dry machining. Taguchi orthogonal a...
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The present work explores the potential of magneto-rheological fluid assisted abrasive finishing (MRF-AF) for obtaining precise surface topography of an in-house developed β-phase Ti-Nb-Ta-Zr (TNTZ) alloy for orthopedic applications. Investigations have been made to study the influence of the concentration of carbonyl iron particles (CIP), rotation...
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The chromium nitride coating is a hard coating used to improve the sliding friction and wear behavior and is applied to engine components in various operating conditions even at an elevated temperature. In this study, chromium nitride was deposited by a physical vapor deposition process onto the cast iron substrate. All tribological tests were perf...
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The spot weld failure analysis using experimental and numerical finite element analysis methods has been reviewed. The spot weld strength is governed by the welding parameters, sheet metal thicknesses and the loading conditions. Spot weld fails either by pull-out failure (PF) mode or interfacial failure (IF) mode. The spot weld failure modes depend...
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Risky gait activities lead to severe wear in orthopaedic implants during postoperative periods. The aim of the present study is to predict the linear and volumetric wear of zirconia (ZrO2) vs alumina (Al2O3) hip implants subject to risky and normal gait activities. Initially, the gait loads pertaining to risky gait activities were converted to equi...
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Viscoelastic materials, such as natural fibre-reinforced polymer composites, are strain rate sensitive. In the present investigation, the low strain rate sensitivity (0.00028 s−1, 0.00085 s−1 and 0.0017 s−1) of different sized bagasse particle-reinforced (212 µm and 300 µm) epoxy composites was examined using the Weibull analysis method. The filler...
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This study considers the effect of wire electro discharge machining (WEDM) parameter peak current (Ip) and pulse peak voltage (Vp) on the machined surface morphology of TiNiCu shape memory alloys. Various defects of machined surfaces were identified and correlated with parameter values and measured average surface roughness (Ra) and average surface...
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The present work focused on analyzing the wear and friction coefficients of Si3N4 against titanium alloy grade 5 material using ball-on-disc tribometer for a sliding distance of 20 km with five different bio-lubricants. Later using finite element submodeling technique, post implantation wear is predicted for 2 years considering four different gait...
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This book presents the select proceedings of the International Conference on Functional Material, Manufacturing and Performances (ICFMMP) 2019. The book covers broad aspects of several topics involved in the metrology and measurement of engineering surfaces and their implementation in automotive, bio-manufacturing, chemicals, electronics, energy, c...
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The current study reveals the effect of temperature (up to 100 °C) on the wear behaviour of CrN coating on the piston ring substrate material. Wear test has been carried out on the four levels of 28, 50, 75 and 100 °C corresponding load of 5 N, 10 N, 15 N and 20 N at constant sliding speed. Specific wear rate of the coating ranges from 8.12 × 10−6...
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The aqueous solution of organic compound plays a crucial role as a dielectric medium in Die sink electrical discharge machining process. Two-phase of the dielectric medium, deionised water and aqueous solution of deionised water and glycerin, used in EDM. It eliminates hazards problem. The machining efficiency increases with the concentration of an...
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In recent years, studies regarding natural fiber reinforced composites have been increased as they are biodegradable with good mechanical performance therefore can help to overcome the environmental issue. As the natural fibers are easy to obtain, many industries have started to make use of natural fiber composites which are light in weight and pos...
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The book will mainly be used as a reference at the international level for both teaching and research in materials science & engineering. It will also be a valuable reference for various professional Materials and Composites Societies. The following audience will be targeted: • Professionals with titles of Materials scientist, Materials engineer, M...
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The demand of nanostructured and nano-scaled materials for various engineering application such as biomedical, aerospace, electronics, tissue engineering, health care, energy materials, sensors and other systems motivates the development of nanocomposites-one of the rapidly evolving areas in composites research. In contrast with microcomposites, na...
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Rubbers are polymer materials characterized by the ability of reversible deformation under influence of external deformation forces, described as a material with elastic properties. Rubbers include natural rubber, naturally occurring substance and synthetic rubber, artificially derived from petrochemical product. Products made from rubber have flex...
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The non-Newtonian fluid polishing is an advanced method that is applied to machining the complex surfaces. This method significantly improves the surface quality and mechanical properties of the material. In addition, it also reduces the concentrated stress at the root of the gear, so the fatigue resistance of the material is increased. The charact...
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Finite element (FE) simulation plays a major role in computing stress and predicting the failure of biomedical components. Normally in past, researchers focused on developing a global computational model from the scanned data of patients to analyze the stresses and deformations. To compute the wear of the hip prosthesis, mostly the global model (GM...
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Burrs, being one of the most undesired obstructions generated during machining, affects workpiece quality negatively in many aspects. Although deburring removes burrs, this extra process is time consuming, costly and might affect dimensional accuracy. Therefore, a better option is to reduce the formation of burrs from beginning rather than removing...
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Spot weld pull-out failures (PFs) on mild steel and stainless steel joints were investigated under different loading conditions using lap-shear test, cross-tension (KSII) test and coach-peel test. Regardless of the joint type, joints tested with lap-shear test showed the highest weld strength followed by KSII and coach-peel tests, respectively, for...
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Inconel 718 in a nickel-based superalloy has excellent mechanical properties such as high tensile and impact strength, excellent oxidation, and corrosion resistance. Unlike most superalloys, it is suitable for the application of high strength in cryogenic as well as at elevated temperature. In this present work, the machinability of Inconel 718 thr...
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Demand for drilled micro-holes on difficult to machine materials have increased over the past years and non-traditional drilling processes are commonly used to fabricate such micro-holes on difficult to machine materials. This research investigates different non-traditional drilling processes, such as electro discharge, laser beam, abrasive water j...