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Dr. D. Chakradhar
Asst. Professor
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Ongoing project:

Project title: Performance evaluation of a cryogenic coolant through a modified tool holder in machining of Inconel 625 super alloy.

Funding agency: Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. 

Budget: Rs. 1483160 (Rupees fourteen lakhs eighty three thousand one hundred and sixty)

Award type: Early career research award


July-Nov 2017

ME3040 Machine Tools and Metrology (Jointly with Dr. D. Kesavan)

January - May 2018

ME2280 Manufacturing Processes

ME3035 Automation in Manufacturing

ME1160 Workshop Practice II 

July - November 2018 

ME2280 Manufacturing Process (Jointly with Dr. Afzaal Ahmed)

ME4010 Industrial Engineering and Management

January - May 2019 

ME2040 Machine Drawing Practice

ME1160 Workshop Practice II

Research Group

PhD students at IIT Palakkad

1. Rakesh P R

Research area: Experimental investigation on cryogenic machining of Inconel 625 super alloy. 

2. Abhilash P M

Research area: Experimental investigation on wire electric discharge machining of nickel bases super alloys. 


Research Area
Non traditional machining, Machining
Additional Information
PhD Guidance

PhD supervision at National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal

  1. Venkatesh G, Experimental investigation on thermally assisted machining of Inconel 718 superalloy. (Awarded - 2017)
  2. Priyaranjan Sharma, Evaluation of WEDM performance characteristics of Inconel 706 for turbine disc profile application. (Co-supervisor: Prof. S. Narendranath) (Awarded - 2017)
  3. Sivaiah P, Machinability studies on 17-4 PH stainless steel under cryogenic cooling environment. (Awarded - 2017)
  4. Sachin Kumar, Experimental studies on friction stir welding. (Co-supervisor: Prof. S. Narendranath) (Status: Ongoing)
  5. Vinay Varghese, Experimental studies on milling using cryo coated tools.  (Co-supervisor: Prof.M R Ramesh) (Status: Ongoing) 
  6. Sachin B, Experimental investigation on diamond burnishing under cryogenic environment. (Co-supervisor: Prof. S. Narendranath) (Status: Ongoing)
    Invited talks
    • Delivered a guest lecture on "Relevance of Technology in the Manufacturing Sector" at BEML Limited Palakkad on 11th May 2018.