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Dr. Ajith Ramesh

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Coimbatore

Qualification: Ph.D
r_ajith@cb.amrita.edu
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Research Interest: Composite Structures, Computational Modeling & Analysis (FEM) and Experimental Evaluation of Non-linear, Contact Mechanics, Coupled, Creep, Creep & Failure Analysis, Development of Innovative and Cost-effective Design Solutions, Fatigue, Finite Element Methods (FEM), Fracture and Failure, Large Deformation Problems, Machining and Machinability of Materials, Metal Forming, Spring-based Energy Storage Systems, Wear of Coated Systems

Bio

Dr. Ajith Ramesh currently serves as Associate Professor at department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore. His areas of research include FEM, Creep and Faliure Analysis, Contact Mechanics and Composite Structures.

Education

  • 2009: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
    The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
  • 2005: MS in Mechanical Engineering (MSME)
    The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
  • 2000: B.Tech. in Mechanical (Production) Engineering
    The University of Kerala, India.

Experience

Year Affiliation
July 2009 – Present Faculty, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore
Feb 2006 – May 2009 Research Assistant in the area of Computational Solid Mechanics leading to the successful completion of Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

  • The research project titled, “Modeling the Creep Behavior of Torsional Springs”, was funded by The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
  • The results are used as a benchmark by LLNL for their classified applications
Aug 2002 – Dec 2004 Teaching Assistant in Statics, Dynamics, Mechanics of Solids, Materials Science, Fluid Mechanics and Machine Design at Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

  • Experience in teaching under-graduate (B.S) level classes, conducting examinations, and advising students
Aug 2004 – Feb 2006 Teaching Assistant , in Material Science Laboratory at Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

  • Experience in performing experiments to capture material properties, and conducting lab sessions for the undergraduate students
Jan 2005 – May 2005 Industrial Intern at Duke Power in the area of Supply Chain Management

  • Experience in handling decorative and specialty lighting supply chain at Duke’s operating centers, using Systems Integration techniques
Feb 2001 – Jul 2002 Trainee Software Consultant in COOL: Plex at Sonsie Technologies Ltd, Bangalore, India.

  • Experience in handling software projects using COOL: Plex (CA) – a template (pattern) based, platform independent, e-business development tool having multidisciplinary applications like web-designing, finance, banking, engineering and other business solutions

Areas of Research Interest

Computational Modeling & Analysis (FEM) and Experimental Evaluation of non-linear, coupled, large deformation problems:

  • Machining and Machinability of Materials (Hard-to-machine materials: Titanium-based alloys, AUSC alloys)
  • Metal Forming (Hot & Cold Rolling, Flow-forming, Hydro-forming, Punching, etc.)
  • Creep, Fatigue, Fracture and Failure
  • Wear of coated systems (Polymer-coated sliding bearings, bone implants, etc.)
  • Spring-based energy storage systems

Development of Innovative and Cost-effective design solutions

Research

Sponsored Projects

Invited Talks

  1. Faculty Development Program at Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology, Kuniamuthur, Coimbatore, in “How to Effectively Teach Solid Mechanics?”
  2. Mechanical Engineering Seminar Series at Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sri Krishna College of Technology, Kuniamuthur, Coimbatore, in “Finite Element Methods – Theory and Applications”.
  3. Mechanical Engineering Seminar Series at Department of Mechanical Engineering, Royal College of Engineering and Technology, Thrissur, Kerala, in “Mechanics of Solids”.

Reviewer – Journals, Conferences and Books

  1. International Journal of Analytical, Experimental, and Finite Element Analysis.
  2. International Journal of Mechanics and Design.
  3. International Journal of Automation.
  4. International Journal of Production Engineering.

Conferences – Organized

  1. Organized Faculty Development Programs, Workshops, and Student Interaction Lectures under the Fulbright Specialist Scholar program sponsored by the US-India Educational Foundation in January 2018.
  2. International Conference on Simulation, Modeling, and Analysis (COSMA), co-hosted by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore and NIT-Calicut in December, 2011.

Conferences, Seminars and Workshops – Participated

  1. Remote Center Coordinator for the IIT-Bombay ISTE Workshop on ‘Pedagogy for Effective use of ICT in Engineering Education’, in Jan 2015.
  2. Participated and presented paper at the Eleventh ISAMPE National Conference on Composites organized by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, in Nov 2012.
  3. Organizing committee member, and presented research papers at COSMA-2011 International Conference, co-hosted by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and N.I.T-Calicut, in Dec 2011.
  4. Organized a workshop on “Developing Successful Research Proposals” at Amrita in Jan 2010.
  5. Participated in the Sixth International Conference on Precision, Meso, Micro, and Nano- Engineering, organized by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, P.S.G. College of Technology, and University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA, in December 2009.
  6. Presented a research paper at the Abaqus Users’ Conference at Dassault Systems Simulia, Newport, Rhode Island, USA, in May 2008.

Other Academic/Non-Academic Activities

  1. Member of the Board of Studies for B.Tech (2010-2013) and M.Tech programs (2010-till date) at Amrita.
  2. Course Coordinator and Class Advisor for the M.Tech – Engineering Design program.
  3. M.Tech – Engineering Design, Projects Coordinator and Review Panel member.
  4. Review Panel member for B.Tech – Mechanical Engineering projects.
  5. Doctoral Committee member for 1 internal (Amrita) and 2 external (Anna Univ.) Ph.D. committees.
  6. Member of Ph.D. admissions panel for the department of Mechanical Engineering.
  7. Member of the M.Tech admissions panel for the department of Mechanical Engineering.
  8. Volunteer of Amala Bharatham – a world-wide cleaning drive organized by the Mata Amritanandamayi Math.
  9. Organizing committee member and coordinator for several technical and non-technical events at the university.

Honors & Awards

  1. Awarded scholarship/grant by The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, U.S.A., as a Research Assistant towards successful completion of Ph.D. research at UNC Charlotte.
  2. Awarded scholarship by National Science Foundation (N.S.F), U.S.A., to attend a short course in Nano-Scale Design of Materials which was organized by the Summer Institute on Nano-Mechanics and Materials, during Aug 25 – 29, 2003, at The North-Western University, Chicago.
  3. Awarded the 3rd Best Research Presentation at the Graduate Research Fair at UNC Charlotte in Mar 2008.
  4. Chaired 2 sessions of the International Conference, ICONAMMA-2016 at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Bangalore campus.
  5. Chaired 2 conference sessions for COSMA-2011 organized by Amrita & NIT, Calicut
  6. Successfully completed 2 under-graduate projects of social relevance, with seed funding from Mata Amritanandamayi Math.

Professional Bodies

  1. Member of the Student Chapter for Precision Engineering at UNC Charlotte, NC, USA.

Student Guidance

Doctoral Students

  1. Mr. Sumesh C. S. – “Finite Element Modeling and Experimental Evaluation of Deformation and Chip Morphology in Machining Processes involving Hard to Machine Materials”.
  2. Mr. Unnikrishnan D. – “Modeling the Effect of Blade Shape on Performance and Structural Integrity of Vertical Axis Wind Turbines”.

Masters Students

  1. 9 M.Tech – Engineering Design students completed their thesis successfully in the period 2014 – 2018.
  2. 16 M.Tech – Engineering Design students completed their thesis successfully in the period 2009 – 2014.

Other Activities

  • Captain and active member of the Faculty Cricket team for the department
  • Active participant in cultural and sports & games activities at the university
Publications

Journal Article

Year : 2021

Effect of Helix Angle on the Performance of Helical Vertical Axis Wind Turbine

Cite this Research Publication : U. Divakaran, Dr. Ajith Ramesh, Mohammad, A., and Dr. Ratna Kishore V., “Effect of Helix Angle on the Performance of Helical Vertical Axis Wind Turbine”, Energies, vol. 14, no. 2, p. 393, 2021.


Publisher : Energies,

Year : 2020

Finite Element Modeling of a Thin Circular Disc Manufactured by Forming Process used in Cyclic Loading and Unloading Applications

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Ajith Ramesh, Mathews, R., A, A. Pillai, and Unnikrishnan D., “Finite Element Modeling of a Thin Circular Disc Manufactured by Forming Process used in Cyclic Loading and Unloading Applications”, Materials Today: Proceedings, vol. 22, pp. 2990-3000, 2020.


Publisher : Materials Today: Proceedings,

Year : 2020

Numerical modeling and optimization of cold rolling process of AA5086 sheets.

Cite this Research Publication : S. S. B. T., Babu, S., Sumesh C.S., and Dr. Ajith Ramesh, “Numerical modeling and optimization of cold rolling process of AA5086 sheets.”, Academic Journal of Manufacturing Engineering, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 168-175, 2020.


Publisher : Academic Journal of Manufacturing Engineering

Year : 2019

Effect of wind speed on the performance of Troposkein Vertical axis wind turbine

Cite this Research Publication : Unnikrishnan D., Dr. Ratna Kishore V., and Dr. Ajith Ramesh, “Effect of wind speed on the performance of Troposkein Vertical axis wind turbine”, International Journal of Renewable Energy Research (IJRER), vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 1510–1521, 2019.

Publisher : International Journal of Renewable Energy Research (IJRER),

Year : 2019

Homogenization of Mechanical Properties of Unidirectional Fibre Reinforced Composites with Matrix and Interface Defects: A Finite Element Approach

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Ajith Ramesh and S., S., “Homogenization of Mechanical Properties of Unidirectional Fibre Reinforced Composites with Matrix and Interface Defects: A Finite Element Approach”, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, International Conference on Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, vol. 1355, no. 1, 2019.

Publisher : Journal of Physics: Conference Series, International Conference on Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Year : 2019

Numerical modeling and multi objective optimization of face milling of AISI 304 steel

Cite this Research Publication : K. K., Sumesh C.S., and Dr. Ajith Ramesh, “Numerical modeling and multi objective optimization of face milling of AISI 304 steel”, Journal of Applied and Computational Mechanics, vol. 5, pp. 749-762, 2019.


Publisher : Journal of Applied and Computational Mechanics

Year : 2018

Numerical modelling and optimization of dry orthogonal turning of Al6061 T6 alloy

Cite this Research Publication : Sumesh C.S. and Dr. Ajith Ramesh, “Numerical Modelling and Optimization of dry Orthogonal Turning of Al6061 T6 alloy”, Periodica Polytechnica Mechanical Engineering, vol. 62, pp. 196-202, 2018.

Publisher : Periodica Polytechnica Mechanical Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics,

Year : 2016

Modelling and simulation of single and multi-pass flow forming to investigate the influence of process parameters on part accuracy

Cite this Research Publication : M. Haridas, G. Gopal, Dr. Ajith Ramesh, and R.K. Katta, “Modelling and simulation of single and multi-pass flow forming to investigate the influence of process parameters on part accuracy”, International Journal of Manufacturing Research, vol. 11, pp. 274-289, 2016.

Publisher : International Journal of Manufacturing Research.

Year : 2015

Finite Element Modelling of Orthogonal Machining of Hard to Machine Materials

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Ajith Ramesh, Sumesh C.S., Abhilash, P. M., and Rakesh, S., “Finite Element Modelling of Orthogonal Machining of Hard to Machine Materials”, International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials, vol. 17, pp. 543-568, 2015.


Publisher : International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials

Year : 2012

FEM Analysis of Effect of Rolling Parameters on Cold Rolling Process

Cite this Research Publication : K. Devarajan, Dr. Ajith Ramesh, and K Prakash Marimuthu, “FEM Analysis of Effect of Rolling Parameters on Cold Rolling Process”, Bonfring International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management Science, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 35-40, 2012.

Publisher : Bonfring International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management Science

Year : 2011

Spherical indentation of nickel thin film on steel – 4340 substrate

Cite this Research Publication : R. V. Prakash, Arunkumar, S., and Dr. Ajith Ramesh, “Spherical indentation of nickel thin film on steel - 4340 substrate”, ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2011, vol. 3, pp. 745-750, 2011.

Publisher : ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2011

Year : 2011

Spherical Indentation of Nickel Thin Flim on Steel-4340 Substrate

Cite this Research Publication : R. V. Prakash, Arunkumar, S., and Dr. Ajith Ramesh, “Spherical Indentation of Nickel Thin Flim on Steel-4340 Substrate”, International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE-2011), ASME, vol. 3, p. 745, 2011.

Publisher : International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE-2011),

Conference Paper

Year : 2021

Finite Element Modelling and Optimisation of Sheet Hydroforming for Cryo-rolled AA5083 Sheets

Cite this Research Publication : A. B. Raj, A. Arun, and Dr. Ajith Ramesh, “Finite Element Modelling and Optimisation of Sheet Hydroforming for Cryo-rolled AA5083 Sheets”, in Trends in Manufacturing and Engineering Management (Lect Notes Mech Eng), Singapore, 2021.

Publisher : Trends in Manufacturing and Engineering Management (Lect Notes Mech Eng)

Year : 2021

Numerical Modeling of Orthogonal Machining Process Using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics–-A Parametric Study

Cite this Research Publication : S. Babu Thekk Surendran, Sumesh C.S., and Dr. Ajith Ramesh, “Numerical Modeling of Orthogonal Machining Process Using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics–-A Parametric Study”, in Trends in Manufacturing and Engineering Management (Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering), Singapore, 2021.

Publisher : Trends in Manufacturing and Engineering Management (Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering),

Year : 2020

An Approach to Detect and Classify Defects in Cantilever Beams Using Dynamic Mode Decomposition and Machine Learning

Cite this Research Publication : K. Nagarajan, Ananthu, J., Menon, V. Krishna, Dr. Soman K. P., Gopalakrishnan, E. A., and Dr. Ajith Ramesh, “An Approach to Detect and Classify Defects in Cantilever Beams Using Dynamic Mode Decomposition and Machine Learning”, in Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, Singapore, 2020.

Publisher : Springer Singapore

Year : 2013

Nonlinear Visco-Elastic Stress Analysis of a Circular Perforated Solid Propellant Grain

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Ajith Ramesh, Hariprasad M. P., and K. Renganathan, “Nonlinear Visco-Elastic Stress Analysis of a Circular Perforated Solid Propellant Grain”, in International conference on Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), IIT-Madras, Chennai, 2013.

Publisher : International conference on Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)

Year : 2011

Contact Stress-Strain and Wear Analysis of Some Thermoplastics on Zerodur Glass

Cite this Research Publication : Ajith Ramesh, Raghu V Prakash, Arunkumar S and Dhayanidhi N, “Contact Stress-Strain and Wear Analysis of Some Thermoplastics on Zerodur Glass”, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Simulation Modeling and Analysis – COSMA 2011, pp.119-128, 14-16 December, 2011, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India.

Year : 2011

Spherical indentation of nickel thin film on steel – 4340 substrate

Cite this Research Publication : R. V. Prakash, Arunkumar, S., and Dr. Ajith Ramesh, “Spherical indentation of nickel thin film on steel - 4340 substrate”, ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2011, vol. 3, pp. 745-750, 2011.

Publisher : ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2011

Conference Proceedings

Year : 2012

Effect of Tufting on Mechanical Properties of Laminated Composites

Cite this Research Publication : D. Karuppannan, Sivaraman, V., Kotresh M Gaddikeri, Ramesh Sundaram, and Dr. Ajith Ramesh, “Effect of Tufting on Mechanical Properties of Laminated Composites”, Eleventh ISAMPE National Conference on Composites. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, pp. 47-54, 2012.

Publisher : Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Year : 2011

Contact Stress-Strain and Wear Analysis of some Thermo-Plastics on Zerodur Glass

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Ajith Ramesh, Raghu V. Prakash, Arun Kumar S, and Dhayanidhi N, “Contact Stress-Strain and Wear Analysis of some Thermo-Plastics on Zerodur Glass”, International Conference on Simulation, Modeling, and Analysis (COSMA). Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore and NIT-Calicut., 2011.


Publisher : Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore and NIT-Calicut.

Year : 2011

Finite Element Modeling of the Cold Rolling Process and Optimization using Genetic Algorithm

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Ajith Ramesh, Devarajan K, and K, P. Marimuthu, “Finite Element Modeling of the Cold Rolling Process and Optimization using Genetic Algorithm”, International Conference on Simulation, Modeling, and Analysis (COSMA). Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore and NIT-Calicut., 2011.


Publisher : Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore and NIT-Calicut

Year : 2011

Spherical Indentation of Nickel Thin Flim on Steel-4340 Substrate

Cite this Research Publication : R. V. Prakash, Arunkumar, S., and Dr. Ajith Ramesh, “Spherical Indentation of Nickel Thin Flim on Steel-4340 Substrate”, International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE-2011), ASME, vol. 3, p. 745, 2011.


Publisher : AMTID

Year : 2010

Mechanical And Visco-Elastic Properties Of Silicone Rubber – Nanoclay Composites And Its Application In Vibration Damper

Cite this Research Publication : Pradip P Sairam, Sreeja M R, Dr. Ajith Ramesh, and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Mechanical And Visco-Elastic Properties Of Silicone Rubber – Nanoclay Composites And Its Application In Vibration Damper”, Proceedings of International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Technology (ICMST 2010). Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology and Materials Research Society of India, Thiruvananthapuram, 2010.

Publisher : Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology and Materials Research Society of India,

Year : 2008

Modeling the Creep Behavior of Torsional Springs

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Ajith Ramesh, Bose, K., and Lawton, K. M., “Modeling the Creep Behavior of Torsional Springs”, Abaqus Users’ Conference, Dassault Systems Simulia, Newport. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Rhode Island, USA, pp. 395-410, 2008.

Publisher : Abaqus Users’ Conference, Dassault Systems Simulia, Newport

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