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Dr. Buchibabu Vicharapu
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Research collaborations

[1]. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India (with Prof. A. De)

[2]. Joining and Welding Research Institute, Osaka University, Japan (with Prof. H. Fujii and Prof. N. Ma)

[3]. Physical Metallurgy Laboratory (LAMEF), Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil (with Prof. T. Clarke)

 

Post Ph.D experience

Dec. 2017 - Feb. 2020: Specially appointed researcher, Joining and Welding Research Institute (JWRI), Osaka Univ., Japan

Aug. 2017 - Nov. 2017: Research Associate, Mechanical Engineering Department, IIT Bombay, India

 

Academics

Ph.D (July, 2017), Mechanical Engineering Department, IIT Bombay, Mumbai

M.Tech (Dec., 2012), Materials Engineering, School of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Univ. of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

 

 

Teaching

For M.Tech Manufacturing and Materials Engineering

2022-2023:   Spring :    ME5005 Modern Manufacturing Processes (Jointly with Dr. S. Kanmani Subbu)

2021 - 2022: Autumn :  ME5613 Welding Technology

2021-2022:   Spring :    ME5005 Modern Manufacturing Processes (Jointly with Dr. S. Kanmani Subbu)

2020 - 2021: Autumn :  ME5613 Welding Technology

2020 - 2021: Autumn :  ME5618 Additive Manufacturing (Jointly with Dr. D. Kesavan & Dr. S. Kanmani Subbu)

2020 - 2021: Spring :    ME5005 Modern Manufacturing Processes (Jointly with Dr. S. Kanmani Subbu)

2019 - 2020: Autumn :  ME5613 Welding Technology (Jointly with Dr. Afzaal Ahmed)

 

For B.Tech Mechanical Engineering

ME2030 Manufacturing Processes: Spring: 2022-2023, 2021-2022, and 2020 - 2021. 

    

 

Research Group

Current students

PhD Scholars

3. Mohan Raj P (registered in Jan. 2022): Post processing and solid state welding of additively manufactured metal prints  

2. Mohammad Shabbar (upgraded to Ph.D. in Jan. 2021 from M.Tech): Numerical and experimental investigation of Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing

1. Harish Ladi (registered in Jan. 2021): Numerical and experimental investigation of friction stir based joining/processing

 

M.Tech students

1. Rapaka Ram (132102010): Experimental and numerical investigation of friction stir additive manufacturing process

2. Meshac. R (132102006): Experimental and numerical investigation of laser based additive manufacturing 

 

B.Tech students

7. Pandey Saurabhkumar Jaishkumar (131901024): Physics informed artificial intelligence models for prediction defects

and tool failures in welding and additive manufacturing processes

6. M Avinash Chawhan (131901016): Experimental measurement of residual stresses in welds and additively manufactured parts 

 

Graduated students

M.Tech students

2020-2022

6. Tsitsi Zendera (132002002): Development of machine learning models for prediction of bead profile in wire arc additive manufacturing 

5. Srikanth Nandagiri (132002013): Numerical investigation of friction stir additive manufacturing

4. Lovejoy Gushungo (131902020): Conventional processing of Nitinol powder

 

2019-2021

3. Vikash Kumar (131902019): Numerical modeling of stationary shoulder friction stir welding

2. Mohammad Shabbar (131902012): Numerical modeling of wire arc additive manufacturing process

1. Aditya Prasad (131902001): Numerical modeling of selective laser melting based additive manufacturing process

 

B.Tech students

2018-2022 batch

5. Abin Selby: Development of heat transfer and fluid flow model for powder bed fusion additive manufacturing process 

4. Divyansh Singh: Design of semi-automatic 3-axis table for wire arc additive manufacturing (One semester project)

2017-2021 batch

3. Arjun K. Vikram (131701007): ANN models for prediction of bead profiles in gas metal arc welding process

2. Amith Ajith (131701003): Machine learning models for prediction of tool failures in conventional friction stir welding

2016-2020 batch

1. Jayaram Talabattula (131601028):  Dimensionless numbers for estimation of peak temperatures in friction stir welding (One semester project) 

Research Area
Welding Science and Technology
Fundamental modeling of manufacturing processes
Microstructure-property-processing relations
Analysis of residual stresses and distortion
Additive Manufacturing
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International Journal Publications (Latest first)
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2021

[10]. Vicharapu, B*., Liu, H., Morisada, Y., Fujii, H., De, A., (2021), Degradation of nickel-bonded tungsten carbide tools in friction stir welding of high carbon steel, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 106, 1573-1586. (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-021-07159-3)[IF: 2.633]

[9]. B. Vicharapu., G.V.B. Lemos*., L. Bergmann., J.F. dos Santos., A. De., T. Clarke., (2020). Probing underlying mechanisms for pcBN tool decay during friction stir welding of nickel-based alloys, Technologia em metalurgia, (The Journal Technology in Metallurgy, Materials and Mining), 18(1), 1-10. Article download link: https://www.lume.ufrgs.br/handle/10183/221231#  

2020

[8]. Amlan Kar., Vicharapu,B*., Morisada, Y., Fujii, A., (2020). Elucidation of interfacial microstructure and mechanical properties in friction stir lap welding of aluminum alloy and mild steel, Materials Characterization, 168, 110572. (DOI: 10.1016/j.matchar.2020.110572)[IF: 3.562]

[7]. Kanan, L.F., Vicharapu,B*., Pissanti, D.R., Kwietniewski, C.E.F., Clarke, T., De, A., (2020). An investigation on girth friction welding of duplex stainless steel pipes, Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 51, 73-82. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jmapro.2020.01.032). [IF: 3.462] (First FEM based temperature-displacement fully coupled model)

[6]. Vicharapu, B*., Liu, H., Fujii, H., Narasaki, K., Ma, N., De, A., (2020). Probing residual stresses in stationary shoulder friction stir welding, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 106, 1573-1586. (DOI: 10.1007/s00170-019-04570-9). [IF: 2.601]

2019

[5]. Landell, R., Kanan, L.F., Buzzatti, D., Vicharapu, B*., De, A., Clarke, T., (2019). Material flow during friction hydro-pillar processing, Science and Technology of Welding and Joining, 25(3), 228 - 234. (DOI: 10.1080/13621718.2019.1679963). [IF: 2.358]

2018

[4]. Kanan. L.F., Vicharapu. B., Bueno, A.F.B., Clarke, T*., De, A., (2018). Friction Hydro-pillar Processing of a high carbon steel - Joint structure and properties, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, 49(2), 699-706. (DOI: 10.1007/s11663-018-1171-5). [IF: 1.952]

2017

[3]. Vicharapu. B., Kanan, L. F., Clarke, T*., De, A., (2017). An investigation on friction hydro-pillar processing (FHPP), Science and Technology of Welding and Joining, 22(7), 555-561. (DOI:10.1080/13621718.2016.1274849). [IF: 2.358] (First FEM based pure heat transfer model)

[2]. Buchibabu, V., Reddy, G. M., De, A*., (2017). Probing torque, traverse force and tool durability in friction stir welding of aluminum alloys, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 241(1), 86 - 92. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2016.11.008). [IF: 4.178]

2016

[1]. Buchibabu, V., Reddy, G. M., Kulkarni, D. V., De, A*., (2016). Friction stir welding of a thick Al-Zn-Mg alloy plate, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 25(3), 1163 - 1171. (DOI: 10.1007/s11665-016-1924-8). [IF: 1.331]

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Sponsored/funded research projects
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1. Solid state welding Ti alloy and Ni alloy metal prints for aerospace, energy and health sectors, funded by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), start-up research grant, File no: SRG/2021/002183, Sanctioned amount: INR 3248750/-