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Dr. Buchibabu Vicharapu
Assistant Professor
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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



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


Research collaborations

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

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

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



For M.Tech Manufacturing and Materials Engineering

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

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


For B.Tech Mechanical Engineering

2020 - 2021: Spring Semester:  ME2030 Manufacturing Processes 


Research Group



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

[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]

[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]

[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]

[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]

[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]