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SMART MATERIAL CHARACTERIZATION (SMC) LAB

SMC Lab is mainly focused on modeling and experimental characterization of smart/active materials and smart composites. Presently, the lab is equipped with electrical, mechanical, thermal and magnetic material characterization facilities.

Projects



S.No Project title Agencies Duration Amount (Lakhs)
1

Studies on non-linear effects of electro-mechanical coupled problems

IITM

Mar. '08 - '11

(completed)

05.00
2

Experimental studies on non-linear effects of piezoelectric materials

ISRO- IITM

Sep. '09 - '11

(completed)

21.43
3

Theoretical modeling and experimental characterization of rate-dependent effects on ferroelectrics

DST

May '09 - '12

(completed)

21.90
4

An experimental characterization on fatigue behavior of piezoelectric materials

NRB

Mar. '12 - '14

(completed)

44.16
5

Modeling on magnetostrictive thin films

DMRL

Sep. '12 - '14

(completed)

22.44
6

An experimental characterization of smart  piezoelectric composites

CSIR

Apr. '12 - '15

(completed)

17.80
7

An experimental characterization on grain size effects on nano-sized piezoelectric ceramics

ARMREB

Apr. '14 - '16

(ongoing)

26.25
8

Numerical and Experimental Characterization of Magnetostrictive effects on multi-ferroic composites

DRDO

Jul. '14 - '16

(ongoing)

13.22
9

Fatigue life characterization of piezoelectric stackactuators and macro-fiber composites.

CSIR

Oct. '15 - '18

(ongoing)

13.00

Team Members


Ph. D. scholars

Name : Ms. R. Sujithra - 2009

Title    : Material modeling of shape memory polymer.
              (colloboration with Prof. M. S. Sivakumar)



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Name : Mr. K. Senthil - 2009

Title    : Studies on adhesively bonded composite joints.
               (colloboration with Prof. R. Palaninathan)


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Name : Mr. S. Sreenivas Prasath - 2011

Title    : Material modeling of Macro-fiber-composite (MFC).
            



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Name : Mr. Aravind Kumar - 2014

Title    : Energy harvesting using multiferroics
               (colloboration with Dr. S. Faruque Ali)
            


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Name : Mr. Shaik Mahabu Subhania - 2015

Title    : Studies on non-linear effects of layered multiferroic composites
              
            



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Name : Mr. Deepak Kumar - 2015

Title    : Morphing of aircraft wings
              (colloboration with Dr. S. Faruque Ali)
            



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M.S. scholars


Name : Mr. Kasi Viswanathan

Title    : Studies on effective properteis of multi-ferroic composites.




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Name : Mr. Y. Mohan

Title    : Fatigue studies on 1-3 type piezocomposites.





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Name : Mr. S. Anand


Title    : Material modeling of piezo wafers.




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Name : Mr. Harshad Mishra


Title    : Modeling and experimental studies on magneto-strictive thin films



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Name : Mr. Akesh pande


Title    : Magnetocaloric-piezocomposites

 



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Name : Mr. Debojyoti Panda

Title    : Numerical modeling of tissues

(colloboration with Dr. Saumendra Kumar Bajpai)





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M .Tech.

Name : Mr. chirag thoriya

Title    : Nature Fiber composites (on leave)




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Project staff

Name : Mr. Manjoj

Title    : Characterization of multiferroics.



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Former Members

Ph.D. Schloars


Name : Dr .K. Jayabal, Assistant Professor, IITD&M, Kanchipuram.
              

Title    :  Micromechanically motivated modeling of ferroelectrics.




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Name : Dr .R. Jayendiran, Post doc, University of Lorraine, France.
              

Title    : Theoretical and experimental investigations on non-linear behaviour of 1-3 composites




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M.S. Schloars

 

Name : Mr. M. Sakthivel, Scientist, ISRO, Banglore.
              

Title    : Thermo-electro mechanical properties of piezocomposites.



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Name : Mr. Trideep singh, Edison Engineer, Cummins, Pune.

Title    : Temp. dependent experimenal & theoretical studies on ferroelectrics.




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M. Tech.

 

Name : Mr. C. Elango, Dept. Manager, Mahindra & Mahindra, Chennai.
              

Title    : Active vibration control on beam using piezoelectric actuator.



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Name : Dr. Pavan kumar, Researcher, University of Magdeburg, Germany.
                            

Title    : Studies on magneto-electro-elastic coupled-field interactions.



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Name : Mr. D. Srihari, Researcher, University of Magdeburg, Germany.
                                   

Title    : Numerical studies on effective properties of  piezo-composites.



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Name : Mr. Naresh Pakam, R&D (Engines), TVS Motors, Hosur.

Title    : Studies on effective properties of electro-magneto-elastic composites.




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Name : Mr. Swathin Sahu, eGain Communication Corp, Pune.


Title    : Rate-dependent studies on piezoelectric materials.


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Name : Mr. Soumya Banerjee, CATERPILLAR, Chennai.

Title    : Energy harvesting using electro-active polymers




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Name : Mr. Mainak Bhattacharyya, Univerisity of Hannover, Germany.

Title    : Fatigue studies on piezoelectric materials.




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Name : Mr. Subhadeep De, LMS, Chennai.

Title    : Interface effects in magneto-strictive thin films.




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Name : Mr. Pratyaya Chakraborty

Title    : Optimization of Energy Consumption of a running Humanoid Robot

(colloboration with Prof. W. Seemann, KIT, Germany)



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Name : Ms. Chaitanya Rekha, Expertus, Bangalore

Title    : Viscoelastic modeling of composite tissues using collagen matrix as representative biomaterial.

(colloboration with Dr. Saumendra Kumar Bajpai)


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Name : Mr. Vignesh, TCS, Chennai

Title    : Fatigue studies on repaired composite patches




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