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Dr. D. Kesavan
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Industrial Research Experience:

  • Lead Engineer (2017 till July), GE Global Research, Mechanical and Materials Organization, Bangalore
  • Research Engineer (2012-2017), GE Global Research, Aero-Thermal and Mechanical Systems, Bangalore
  • Senior Engineer (2011-2012), Research and Development, Tribology Section, National Bearings, Jaipur
  • Senior Research Fellow (2006-2009), Dept. of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, IIT Madras, Chennai
  • Technical Assistant (2003-2004), ECC Larson & Toubro, Hyderabad

Education:

  • PhD (2007-2012), Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, IIT Madras, Chennai
  • ME (2004-2006), Metallurgical Engineering, Anna University
  • BE (2000-2003), Mechanical Engineering, Madras University
  • DME (1997-2000), Mechanical Engineering, TPEVR Govt. Polytechnic, Vellore

Awards:

  • Sudharshan Bhat Memorial Prize: Institution silver medal for the best thesis in PhD in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, IIT Madras (2012)
Research

I have general interest in understanding the structure-property-performance relationships of engineering materials, essentially focused to connect fundamental research work to industrial requirements with specific expertise in Surface Engineering, Welding Technology, Industrial Tribology and Additive Manufacturing.

Teaching

UG Courses

  • ME 2035 Materials and Design
  • ME 3503 Industrial Tribology
  • ME 3045 Machine Design Practice
  • ME 3050 Design of Machine Elements
  • ME 4503 Additive Manufacturing

PG Courses

  • ME 5004 Mechanical Behavior of Materials
  • ME 5007 Advanced Engineering Materials
  • ME 5618 Additive Manufacturing
Research Group

PhD Scholar

Mr. Pramod (registered in Jan-2018)

Area: Structure-Property-Process-Performance correlation of additively manufactured metallic components.

Mr. Ranju (registered in Jul-2018)

Area: Rolling Contact Fatigue (RCF) studies on bearing steels.

Research Area
Surface Engineering
Welding Technology
Industrial Tribology
Additive Manufacturing
Additional Information
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Recent Publications
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  1. V Done, D Kesavan, M Huffman, D Nelias; Accelerated Fretting Wear Tests for Contacts Exposed to Atmosphere; Tribology Letters 65 (4), 153, 2017
  2. V Done, D Kesavan, M Krishna R, T Chaise, D Nelias; Semi analytical fretting wear simulation including wear debris; Tribology International 109, 1-9, 2017
  3. D Kesavan, V Done, MR Sridhar, R Billig, D Nelias; High temperature fretting wear prediction of exhaust valve material; Tribology International 100, 280-286, 2016
  4. D Kesavan, M Kamaraj; Influence of aging treatment on microstructure, wear and corrosion behavior of a nickel base hardfaced coating; Wear 272 (1), 7-17, 2011
  5. D Kesavan, M Kamaraj; A Study on Influence of Aging Treatment on Sliding Wear Resistance of a Nickel Based Hardfacing Alloy; Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals 64 (4-5), 453-460, 2011
  6. K Balasubramanian, D Kesavan, V Balusamy; Studies on the effect of vibratory treatment on reduction of solidification cracking in AA2014 aluminum alloys; Revue de Métallurgie–International Journal of Metallurgy 108 (2), 89-94, 2011
  7. K Balasubramanian, D Kesavan, V Balusamy; Studies on the effect of vibration on hot cracking and grain size in AA 7075 aluminum alloy welding; International Journal of Engineering Science and Technology 3 (1), 2011
  8. D Kesavan, M Kamaraj; Effect of Aging Treatment on Microstructure and Wear Behaviour of a Nickel Based Hardfaced Coating; Advanced Materials Research 194, 2284-2289, 2011
  9. D Kesavan, M Kamaraj; The microstructure and high temperature wear performance of a nickel base hardfaced coating; Surface and coatings technology 204 (24), 4034-4043, 2010

Patents

  1. Clamping device and an associated method thereof (US Patent Application No. US20180087693A1)
  2. Coating of a system and an associated method thereof (WO Patent Application No. WO2017112761A1)
  3. Methods and systems for monitoring health of a Combustor (US Patent Application No. US20170268962A1)
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International Conferences
Description

  1. ​​​​​​Anurag Sahu, Kamaraj M, Kesavan D,  “Heat Treatment studies on Inconel 718 alloys proceed by Selective Laser Melting (SLM)  technique” (Oral presentation), NMD ATM 2021 75TH Annual technical meeting of the Indian Institute of Metals, 13th to 15th of November 2021.
  2. Pramod S and Kesavan D, “Study on energy density and its influence on single track Inconel 718 processed through Selective Laser Melting” (Poster presentation), NMD ATM 2021 75TH Annual technical meeting of the Indian Institute of Metals, 13th to 15th of November 2021.