Ph.D, M.E, BE

Dr. Phanibhushan M. V. serves as Assistant Professor( Selection Grade) , Vice Chairman- Department of Mechanical Engineering and Academic Co-ordinator, PG Studies.

He has completed his Ph.D. in the area ‘Aluminum Metal Matrix Composites’. He joined Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in August 2004 & has a teaching experience of about 23 years.


2004 M. E. in Machine Design Bengaluru University
1989 B. E. in Mechanical Engineering Mysore University


Publication Type: Conference Proceedings

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P. Vaasavi, P. Kumar, G., V. Krishna, S., P. Reddy, K., and M. V. Phanibhushana, “Mechanical Characterization of Silicon Nitride Reinforced Al6061 Metal Matrix Composites Subjected to Severe Plastic Deformation”, International Conference on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications (IConAMMA - 2019) / Materials Today. Elsevier Publications, Amrita School of Engineering, Bangalore, India, 2019.

Publication Type: Conference Paper

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M. V. Phanibhushana, Chandrappa, C. N., and Niranjan, H. B., “Study of Wear Characteristics of Hematite Reinforced Aluminum Metal Matrix Composites”, in Materials Today: Proceedings, 2017, vol. 4, pp. 3484-3493.[Abstract]

Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs) are used in aerospace, transport, automotive, marine engineering due to their light weight with improved strength, stiffness and wear resistance. Wear is one of the reasons for the failure of the machine components. It is difficult to accurately predict the life of components due to wear, because, generally the wear rates are largely scattered. An attempt is made to study the Wear characteristics of Hematite (Fe2O3) reinforced Aluminum 6061 Metal Matrix Composites. The reinforcement is added in particulate form of 40-45 μm with an increment of 2% from 0% to 8% (by weight). Composites are fabricated by liquid metallurgy technique. The Microstructural study on as cast Al6061-Fe2O3 compositesreveals uniform distribution of reinforcement particles. The wear test was conducted on the specimens by varying speed from 200 - 400 rpm & load from 50 - 100 N. The wear rate was measured by the weight loss of the specimen. The results show that there is an increase in the wear resistance with increase in percentage of reinforcement. The wear factor has decreased 30 - 40% at 8% of reinforcement as compared to base matrix material. © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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K. Vinod, M. V. Phanibhushana, Dileep, B. P., and Mrudula Prashanth, “Evaluation of Mechanical Properties of Al2618 Hybrid Composite Reinforced with Silicon Carbide(SiC) and E-Glass Fibres”, in ICME-2014, 2014.


H. S. Balasubramanya, V. Kumar, R., Mrudula Prashanth, and M. V. Phanibhushana, “Characterization of A356/SiCp/Gr Metal Matrix composites”, in an International Conference on Advances in Engineering Technology and Management-2014(ICAETM-14)NPR college of Engineering and Technology, Natham, Tamilnadu, 2014.

Publication Type: Journal Article

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M. V. Phanibhushana, Dileep, B. P., RaviKumar, V., and Mrudula Prashanth, “Effect of zinc coating on mechanical properties of Al 7075”, Applied Mechanics and Materials, . 592-594(2014) pp,, Impact factor 0.13, vol. 5, pp. 255-259, 2014.


B. P. Dileep, Kumar, V. R., Mrudula Prashanth, and M. V. Phanibhushana, “Effect of zinc coating on mechanical behavior of Al 7075”, Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol. 592-594, pp. 255-259, 2014.[Abstract]

The addition of zinc to aluminum with magnesium or copper produces heat treatable alloys of highest strength which can be used for structural applications. This work is an attempt to investigate any improvement in hardness and fracture toughness by coating aluminum 7075 alloy with zinc. The zinc coated aluminum 7075 alloy was fabricated using Time Dependent Electro- Plating Technique. The varying thickness of zinc coating was obtained based on the time estimates, which includes 10, 15 and 20 μ. Specimens were prepared according to ASTM standards, which were then tested for mechanical properties such as surface hardness, tensile strength and fracture toughness at different loading conditions. A significant improvement in hardness was seen with the coating, but remained constant for further increase in coating thickness. The yield stress of zinc coated aluminum alloy increased (587.11 N/mm2)when compared to uncoated aluminum alloy 7075 - T6 (537.12 N/mm2), with an increase in brittleness. The fracture toughness test on CT specimen under plain strain condition for coated specimen showed an increase in KIC value by 7.25 % compared to that of uncoated aluminum 7075-T6 alloy. Optical microscopy analysis shows that there is a good bonding of zinc coating on aluminum. © (2014) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.

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