N. Senthilkumar

N. Senthilkumar
Saveetha University · Mechanical Engineering

M.E., Ph.D.,
Light weight material fabrication and testing

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Introduction
Currently working on development of light weight composite materials, identifying its vibration and damping properties. Machining of mono-composite and hybrid-composite through conventional and unconventional methods. Wear behavior of composites
Education
September 2008 - February 2014
Anna University, Chennai
Field of study
  • Mechanical
September 2004 - June 2007
Madras Institute of Technology
Field of study
  • Manufacturing
August 1994 - May 1998

Publications

Publications (103)
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In this research work an attempt has been made to minimize flank wear of uncoated carbide inserts while machining AISI 1045 steel by finite element analysis. Tool wear is the predominant factor that causes poor surface finish and is responsible for the dimensional accuracy of the machined surface. The quality of component produced decides the effec...
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Tool geometry selection and its optimization are complex tasks involving many considerations, since the geometries chosen will have individual influence and combined influence along with the other values on the machining process. In this investigation, geometrical parameters of cutting tool insert such as insert shape (including angle of cutting ed...
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a b s t r a c t In this work, effect of machining parameters cutting speed, feed rate and depth of cut, geometrical parameters cutting insert shape, relief angle and nose radius were investigated and optimized using Taguchi based grey relational analysis. 18 ISO designated uncoated cemented carbide inserts of different geometries were used to turn...
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Optimization of machining parameters consider-ing multiple responses flank wear, surface roughness, and material removal rate (MRR) simultaneously are performed using response surface methodology (RSM). The workpiece material chosen for turning is AISI 1045, medium carbon steel, and uncoated carbide tool inserts. Twenty experiments are designed bas...
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This paper focuses on the experimental investigation and analysis of temperature generated at the cutting zone during machining and the wear of cutting insert at the flank face and the relationship between these parameters. Uncoated cemented carbide inserts of different geometries are used to turn AISI 1045 steel. Three levels of cutting insert geo...
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In this present work, finite element analysis (FEA)-based simulation of end-milling of AISI1045 steel using tungsten carbide tool was performed using DEFORM-3D simulation software. Usui tool wear model, Johnson-cook material model and adaptive remeshing are considered during machining simulation. The impact of machining variables rate of feed, tool...
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Recent trends utilizing recycled materials from around the world aim to improve a wide range of industrial and domestic applications. The natural fiber/filler matrix is used to evaluate the mechanical qualities of the hybrid nanocomposites. The specific concentration is dealing with a bidirectional bamboo fiber mat/rice husk particle/MWCNT blend wi...
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Current research finds the suitability of natural fiber-reinforced polymer composites for industrial, automotive, marine, aerospace, and military vehicle applications, among others; they process being lightweight, high strength, ecofriendly, recyclable, and biodegradable. Bamboo fiber (Bambusoideae) mat, groundnut shell (Cocos nucifera) powder, cop...
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The consumption of a significant quantity of energy in buildings has been linked to the emergence of environmental problems that can have unfavourable effects on people. The prediction of energy consumption is widely regarded as an effective method for the conservation of energy and the improvement of decision-making processes for the purpose of lo...
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The purpose of this study is to compare the surface roughness (SR) achieved during drilling the fabricated aluminium metal matrix composite (AMMC) considering AA5052 as base matrix and 9 % silicon nitride (Si 3 N 4) ceramic as reinforcing phase with hybrid aluminium metal matrix composite (HAMMC) added with 3 % of solid lubricant MoS 2 (AA5052 + 3...
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Concerns of climate change, depletion of fossil fuels and energy crisis have motivated the world to explore the alternative sources of energy. Renewable sources such as biomass, solar, wind and small hydro are the best alternatives to meet the increasing energy demand. In the present paper, bio energy potential of 12 agricultural crops cultivated i...
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Recently, the significant penetration of distributed generations (DGs) in distribution networks has made new challenging issues in network protection. A major challenge exists in the distribution networks in the identification of islanding conditions, where a portion of the distribution network with DGs is accidentally detached from the central gri...
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The prime objective of this research work is to maximize the drilling performance of spade and twist drill during drilling 15 % carbon fiber (CF) reinforced polylactic acid (PLA) polymer matrix composite by improvising material removal rate (MRR). PLA is a recyclable bio-material that is utilised in medical implants and is reinforced with synthetic...
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The recent superiority of the composite materials is cautiously focusing on environmental adoption of natural fiber composites. The major source of the natural fiber materials covered in the globe, especially natural fibers, is plant-based, animal-based and mineral-based. Eco friendly based material can save the environment and recycling of the mat...
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CALL FOR PAPERS Nanotechnology continues to be a transformative path for new technologies, driving the creation of new smart materials with desirable characteristics that can be used in a great variety of applications. Many of these applications require the use of advanced functional graded materials. Functionally graded nanomaterials (FGNMs) are...
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Experimental investigation on the abrasive wear performance and corrosion behavior of hybrid aluminium metal matrix composites (HAMMCs) reinforced with different weight fractions of silicon carbide (SiC) and boron carbide (B4C) (2.5, 5 and 7.5%) with a constant weight fraction of 2% graphite (Gr) is carried out. HAMMCs were fabricated through cost...
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In this work, the influence of variation in volume fractions of silicon carbide (SiC) particles and boron carbide (B4C) particles reinforced in 99.8% pure aluminum matrix mixed with 2% graphite (Gr) is studied. Three different proportions of hybrid aluminium metal matrix composite (HAMMC) are casted using the stir casting technique. The effect of p...
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Increased consumption of fossil fuels and growing concerns regarding environmental pollution triggered by burning fossil fuels have directed investigators to search for renewable fuels as an alternative. Among different opportunities explored to replace diesel as sole fuel, biodiesel produced from vegetable oils is ascertained as one of the strong...
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The use of a cheap and effective adsorption approach based on biomass-activated carbon (AC) to remediate heavy metal contamination is clearly desirable for developing countries that are economically disadvantaged yet have abundant biomass. Therefore, this review provides an update of recent works utilizing biomass waste-AC to adsorb commonly-encoun...
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The impact of high-velocity oxygen fuel (HVOF) process variables on the wear and mechanical properties of SiC coating on Ti-6Al-4V (grade-5) alloy is studied. Spraying factors such as spraying distance, oxygen flow rate, feed rate of SiC powders, and rate of flow of carrier gas (hydrogen) are optimized to obtain lesser wear rate, friction coefficie...
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Microalgae are the important biofuel precursors and their economic cultivation can be boosted under mixotrophic (MT) conditions while employing different industrial wastewaters containing organic carbon. In the current research, the quantitative analysis of microalgal biomass production under MT and photoautotrophic (PT) cultivation conditions both...
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Welding dissimilar alloys of aluminium are quite cumbersome due to their lower melting temperatures and difficulty in welding. To resolve this, solid-state procedure friction stir welding (FSW) is utilized largely in industries. In this present research, dissimilar aluminium alloys AA2014 and AA6063 is joined using the FSW procedure to achieve high...
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In this present investigation, machinability studies on novel aluminum composite with hybrid reinforcements of copper-coated 4% carbon fibers (CFs) and 3% nanoclay in AA6026 matrix fabricated by compocasting method is performed. Step drill bit and multifaceted drill bit are used by adopting central composite design (CCD) in response surface methodo...
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In this present research, the wear resistivity of aerospace material titanium grade 5 alloy (Ti6Al4V) is improvised by coating it with 70% aluminium (99% pure) mixed with varying proportions of silicon (30, 25, 20, 15 wt.%) and multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) (0, 5, 10 and 15 wt.%) by thermal spray method (plasma spray). MWCNT are suitable for...
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Towards environmental sustainability, plant-based biofuels are utilized in diesel engines as an alternative to depleting fossil fuels for improved performance and emission reduction. In this research, experimental investigation of compression ignition (CI) diesel engine performance is done with two different fuels; neat diesel and 10% cashew nut sh...
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In-situ hybrid metal matrix composites were prepared by reinforcing AA6061 aluminium alloy with 10 wt.% of boron carbide (B4C) and 0 wt.% to 6 wt.% of mica. Machinability of the hybrid aluminium metal matrix composite was assessed by conducting drilling with varying input parameters. Surface texture of the hybrid composites and morphology of drill...
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In this work, the friction wear behaviour of seashell particles reinforced in thermoplastic polymer Nylon-6 is investigated.. Seashells were collected from the seashores, uniform size 75 µm is obtained using mechanical ball milling and vibrating sieve. Various proportions of seashells such as 12, 15 and 18% by weight are added to nylon-6 and the po...
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The present study investigates aluminium alloy powder (Al7075) of mesh size 60 μm and the reinforcement SiC of varying its weight percentage (2 wt%, 4 wt%, 6 wt%) and keeping constant Al2O3 (2 wt%) of particle size <50 nm has been used to synthesis aluminium alloy hybrid nanocomposites. The compaction pressure (350 MPa) and the sintering temperatur...
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Towards environmental sustainability and reducing the environmental degradation new materials are to be identified for usage in commercial and medical fields. Biodegradable polymers are the solution to that which reduces the effect of harmful polymers on environmental pollution. Polylactic acid (PLA) is the most broadly utilized ecological polymer...
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In this technical world, the properties and internal structure of materials renders a vital part in building up of the components for various specific purposes and improvise their efficiencies in a better way. The combination of copper with other metals is always an interesting one. In this, brass of grade BS90 is an alloy of zinc added with copper...
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In this research work, an effort was made to predict the dry sliding wear response of AlMg1SiCu alloy hybrid composites which were reinforced with 10% Silicon carbide particles (SiC) together with weight fractions of 3, 6 and 9% of self-lubricant molybdenum disulphide particles (MoS2) through melt stir casting. The wear behaviour of the hybrid comp...
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Hardness Salt spray test Surface modification a b s t r a c t This present work focuses on improving the physical properties of the AZ61 magnesium Alloy reinforced with nano TiO 2 and Al 2 O 3 through CO 2 Laser cladding technique. AZ61 is chosen as substrate and nano TiO 2 and Al 2 O 3 were used as reinforcements with different volume fractions (5...
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In the current study, anaerobic digestion method efficiency on biogas production and chemical oxygen demand (COD) degradation was assessed through a sequence of laboratory-scale batch experimentations to compute the role of chosen process parameters, viz., solid concentration (5–15%), pH (5–9), temperature (30–60 °C), and co-digestion (0–40% of pou...
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In the present work, the natural composites based on sugarcane bagasse fiber and Rice husk powder were processed using hand layup technique. The matrix selected was polyester. The composites prepared with 0%, 3%, 5%, 10%, volume fraction rice husk with 10% sugarcane bagasse. The mechanical properties such as tensile, flexural were investigated as p...
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In this work, wear performance of hybrid aluminium metal matrix composite (AMMC) was studied owing to the influence of mica addition on dry sliding. Technique of Stir casting is used to prepare the hybrid composite with AA6061 as matrix phase, 10% boron carbide (B4C) as primary reinforcement and varying weight fractions of mica (3%, 4% and 5%). Box...
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In this work, aluminium metal matrix composite reinforced with hard silicon nitride (Si3N4) particles have been performed experimentally. Squeeze casting technique was adopted to synthesis the novel AMMC for different weight fractions of Si3N4 (3, 6 and 9%). The AMMC is characterized for their tensile strength, micro-Vickers, density and porosity,...
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In this work, fabrication, characterization and machining of hybrid aluminium metal matrix composite (HAMMC) strengthened through 4% copper particles and 7.5% SiC particles was performed. For fabrication of hybrid composite, powder metallurgy (P/M) route was chosen and characterization was carried out. The machining study was performed by a nontrad...
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In the present investigation, mechanical, corrosion and fatigue characterization is performed on the fabricated aluminium metal matrix composite (AMMC), by reinforcing nickel (Ni) and copper (Cu) coated 4% carbon fibre (CF) in aluminium alloy (AA6026) matrix. With a view of enhancing the strength of the aluminium alloy, an optimal percentage (4 wt%...
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In modern day of manufacturing, micromachining plays a key function in machining of new developed harder materials, which is an alternate machining procedure for many processes in industrial scenario. The core objective of this current effort is to progress a micromachining setup and to examine effects of micromachining parameters, for which an ope...
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In this work, three poly-methyl methacrylate (PMMA) hosted solid polymer electrolyte systems were prepared by a solution cast technique. A fixed amount of PMMA and nano Zirconium dioxide (ZrO2) were implemented as ceramic filler and lithium hexafluorophosphate (LiPF6) as dopant salt. The study was carried out using Electrochemical Impedance Spectro...
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For a varsity of application, materials are demanded with high damping that can lower fundamental natural frequencies, and composites offer widespread options towards designing space structure with lightweight which are controlled effectively. Damping fixtures were made with lightweight composites, for the purpose of transporting aerospace componen...
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This paper focuses on the experimental investigation of machining parameters such as cutting speed, feed rate and depth of cut influence over surface roughness parameters (Ra, Ry and Rt) during turning AISI 4340 steel. Further, in order to achieve smaller surface roughness parameter values, the machining parameters are optimized using Taguchi's tec...
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In this work, finite element simulation of drilling process is performed to study the behavior of twist drill using DEFORM-3D. The purpose of this analysis is to determine the temperature distribution in the drill bit, workpiece and generated chip. A modified Normalized Johnson cook model is considered in this analysis with Northam-Cockroft failure...
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In this present investigation, wear studies on uncoated Ti-6Al-4V alloy and HVOF coated alloy was studied. For improving the wear resistance of titanium alloy, SiC coating is performed with the help of HVOF thermal spray coating method. Characterisation of uncoated and coated surface was also made by means of micro hardness and tensile test. Dry sl...
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In this present investigation, wear studies on uncoated Ti-6Al-4V alloy and HVOF coated alloy was studied. For improving the wear resistance of titanium alloy, SiC coating is performed with the help of HVOF thermal spray coating method. Characterisation of uncoated and coated surface was also made by means of micro hardness and tensile test. Dry sl...
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For smart structure and system, the material should be able to withstand higher load and the weight of the materials should be minimum. In the regard of less weight requirement aluminum and magnesium alloy and composites plays major role. This article gives understanding of preparation of magnesium composite for smart structures. Magnesium composit...
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In this work, characterization of Non-Asbestos Organic (NAO) friction composite material was fabricated by reinforcing organic fibers and low metallic friction materials with the sole aim of improving the wear resistance of the composite, that is to be used in brake pad linings. The basic ingredients of the aforementioned composite consist of: rock...
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This present work, investigate the heat treatment behaviour of Al6061 aluminium alloy experimentally and optimizing the results of tensile, impact strength and resistance over the identified input variables viz., aging temperature, medium of cooling and time period of heat treatment using The Technique for Order of Preference by Similarity to Ideal...
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This present work focuses on improving the physical properties of the AZ61 magnesium Alloy reinforced with nano TiO2 and Al2O3 through CO2 Laser cladding technique. AZ61 is chosen as substrate and nano TiO2 and Al2O3 were used as reinforcements with different volume fractions (5, 10 and 15%) at a constant speed of Laser movement. The physical prope...
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Influence of coffee bean natural filler reinforcement (5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30% mass fraction) on the mechanical properties of Epoxy LY556 composite, fabricated using compression moulding was analyzed in this work. The maximum mechanical properties were observed for 25% mass fraction of coffee bean natural filler composite. The fracture toughness...
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Solid concentration is considered as one of the most important parameters governing the anaerobic digestion process. In this present study, four solid concentration levels (10%, 15%, 20% and 25% of total solids), were tested to evaluate the effect on biogas production from rapeseed oil cake. Four laboratory scale batch reactors with 2 L volume were...
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The aim of this research is to investigate the wear behaviour of surface modified AZ61 magnesium alloy with nanoceramic reinforcement (Al2O3), done by laser cladding technique. Nano-Al2O3 is added in three different weight proportions, viz., 5%, 10% and 15% on to the surface of AZ61 using Nd:YAG laser. Dry sliding wear behaviour of the surface modi...
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The aim of this investigation is to improve the surface hardness and to ameliorate the resistance against wearing of the Ti-6Al-4V alloy by SiC coating, engrossed by embracing Taguchi's DoE and Grey relational analysis through optimizing the HVOF spray parameters like spray distance, oxygen flow rate and thickness of coating. Relationship between H...
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Experimental study on dry sliding wear properties of aluminum alloy 6026 were performed utilizing pin-on-disk wear testing machine, considering the wear parameters like the applied load on the pin and the rotational and track diameter of disk. Wear of the pin, coefficient of friction and frictional force were observed during the test procedure for...
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In this work, influence of seashell particulate reinforcement on nylon 66 polymer matrix composite is investigated experimen-tally by determining the thermo-mechanical properties of the composite viz., Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), Dynamic Mechani-cal Analysis (DMA) and Thermal Gravimetric Analysis (TGA). Seashell particulates of size 75...
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Effect of turning parameters on chip generation during machining aluminum composite is studied in this work. Turning of Al-4%Cu-7.5%SiC composite material prepared through powder metallurgy procedure was chosen as the workpiece, machined using uncoated carbide insert TNMG 120404. Chips produced during machining were studied by measuring the thickne...
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Aluminium alloys are broadly used as a main matrix element in composite materials. The present work is aimed to fabricate and evaluate the microstructure, tensile properties, hardness and impact strength of aluminium matrix composites consists of aluminium alloy LM25matrix and fused silica-SiO 2 particulates as the reinforcement (size 150-250µm) in...
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The aim of this research is to investigate the wear behaviour of surface modified AZ61 magnesium alloy with nanoceramic reinforcement (Al 2 O 3), done by laser cladding technique. Nano-Al 2 O 3 is added in three different weight proportions, viz., 5%, 10% and 15% on to the surface of AZ61 using Nd:YAG laser. Dry sliding wear behaviour of the surfac...
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In this work, machinability behaviour of aluminium-graphite-boron carbide metal matrix composite is performed during wire-cut electrical discharge machining (WEDM) process. Experiments were designed using central composite-face centred design of response surface methodology (RSM) and with the application of desirability function multiple quality ch...
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In this work, machinability behaviour of aluminium-graphite-boron carbide metal matrix composite is performed during wire-cut electrical discharge machining (WEDM) process. Experiments were designed using central composite-face centred design of response surface methodology (RSM) and with the application of desirability function multiple quality ch...
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For aerospace and automotive industries, the need of the hour is light alloys, which encompass magnesium, aluminium and titanium-based materials to reduce weight and to improve the performance and fuel efficiency with improved properties. These materials are chosen, due to their high strength to weight ratio, low density etc. Recently, magnesium an...
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For aerospace and automotive industries, the need of the hour is light alloys, which encompass magnesium, aluminium and titanium-based materials to reduce weight and to improve the performance and fuel efficiency with improved properties. These materials are chosen, due to their high strength to weight ratio, low density etc. Recently, magnesium an...
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For aerospace and automotive industries, the need of the hour is light alloys, which encompass magnesium, aluminium and titanium-based materials to reduce weight and to improve the performance and fuel efficiency with improved properties. These materials are chosen, due to their high strength to weight ratio, low density etc. Recently, magnesium an...
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High energy consumption is one of the major problems in the world scenario today and this issue is seriously focused on educational buildings. In this study, an educational building, smart class room of a school in Tamil Nadu, India is considered for the analysis of energy consumption, by employing an optimization technique. Among the various kinds...
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Sustaining the Supersonic Combustion in Scramjet engine is a very challenging topic of research nowadays. 'Single-stage-to-orbit' aerospace vehicles incorporating scramjet engine, is being contemplated to cut down space transportation costs. Propulsion and airframe unit integration, where the vehicle body adds to the thrust generating capacity of t...
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Aluminium metal matrix composites is tribute to satisfy the sophisticated engineering applications which were initially first generation metal matrix composite and now it reached a destination that made it to call as hybrid aluminium metal matrix composite (AMMCs) – a newer generation metal matrix composite. They were used in multifarious fields as...