Dr. K. Rajkumar


Associate Professor

Dr. K. Rajkumar M. Tech., Ph.D           ,

Email: rajkumark@ssn.edu.in

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Dr K. Rajkumar did B.E Production Engineering from Govt College of Technology coimbatore, and M.Tech Manufacturing Technology NIT Trichy, and Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology- Delhi, in the area of Microwave processing and Tribology of Metal Matrix Composites.

Academic Second rank holder-2006 in Department of Production Engineering, NIT-Trichy
Tamilnadu state council for science and technology award for MTech thesis
Area of Interest: Tribology, Advanced materials processing, Composites, Polymer Composites”

·      Has 5 year teaching experience & 5.5 years Academic research experience.
·      Teaches Advanced manufacturing process
Published 10 international highly reputed journal paper, twelve international conference and two book chapter.

International journal

1. K. Rajkumar, S. Aravindan, Microwave sintering of copper–graphite composites, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 2009, 209:5601-5605. (Impact Factor-1.953) (citation-62)

2. K. Rajkumar and S. Aravindan, Tribological Performance of Microwave-Heat-Treated Copper–Graphite Composites, Tribololgy Letters (2010) 37:131–139 (Impact Factor-1.743) (citation-10)

3. K. Rajkumar and S. Aravindan, Tribological studies on microwave sintered copper-carbon nanotube composites, Wear, 270(2011) 613-621 (Impact Factor-1.809) (citation-20) (one of the top 25 hottest article)

4. K. Rajkumar, K. Kundu, S. Aravindan, M.S. Kulkarni, Accelerated Wear Testing for evaluating the life characteristics of copper-graphite tribological composite, Material & Design, 32 (2011) 3029-3035 (citation-15) (Impact Factor-2.913)

5. K. Rajkumar, S. Aravindan, M.S. Kulkarni, Wear and life characteristics of microwave sintered copper-graphite composites, Journal of Material Engineering and Performance. 21 (2012) 2389-2397 (Impact Factor-0.915) (citation-5)

6. K. Rajkumar and S. Aravindan, Tribological behaviour of microwave processed copper-nanographite composites, Tribology International, 57 (2013) 282-296 (Impact factor 1.536) (citation-11)

7. L.Das, M.Aggarwal, K.Rajkumar, S.Aravindan, Gupta. M, Tribological properties of Magnesium-nano alumina composites under nanographite lubrication, Tribology Transaction, 55(2012) 334-344, (Impact factor-0.914) (citation-2)

8. K. Rajkumar and S. Aravindan, Tribological performance of Microwave sintered copper-TiC-Graphite hybrid composites, Tribology International, 44(2011)347–358 (Impact Factor-1.536) (one of the top 25 hottest article) (citation-33)

9. M. Uthayakumar , S. Aravindan , K. Rajkumar, Wear performance of Al–SiC–B4C hybrid composites under dry sliding conditions, Materials and Design 47 (2013) 456–464 (Impact factor-2.913) (citation-5)

10. Reddy G.Chandrakanth, K.Rajkumar, S.Aravindan, Fabrication of copper-TiC-graphite hybrid metal matrix composites through microwave processing, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing and Technology, Volume 48, 2010, 645-653 (Impact Factor-1.205) (citation-21)

11. K.Rajkumar, J. Maria Antony Charles, K. Vinoth Kumar, J. John Charles Praveen and A. Padmanathan, Comparison Studies on Microwave & Muffle furnace Heat Treatment for Al-B4C Composite, Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 768 (2013) pp. 280-284

12. C.Muthazhagan, A.Gnanavel babu, G.B.Bhaskar, K.Rajkumar, Influence of Graphite reinforcement on Mechanical Properties of Aluminum-Boron Carbide Composites, Advanced Materials Research Vol. 845 (2014) pp 398-402

13. C. Muthazhagan, A. Gnanavelbabu, K. Rajkumar and G.B. Bhaskar, Corrosion behavior of Aluminium-Boron carbide-Graphite composites, Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 591 (2014) pp 51-54

14. M.Sankar, R.Baskaran, K.Rajkumar and A.Gnanavelbabu, Abrasive Assisted Electro Chemical Machining of Aluminum-Boron carbide-Graphite hybrid composite, Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 591 (2014) pp 89-93

15. R.Panneerdhass, R.Baskaran, K.Rajkumar and A.Gnanavelbabu, Mechanical Properties of Chopped Randomly Oriented Epoxy – Luffa Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite, Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 591 (2014) pp 103-107

16. M. Martin Charles, A. Gnanavelbabu and K. Rajkumar, Evaluation of Mechanical Property of Friction Welded EN24 Steel Joints, Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 591 (2014) pp 108-111

17. K.Rajkumar, S.Aravindan, Effect of sliding speed on tribological properties of microwave sintered copper-graphite composites, Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 592-594 (2014) pp 1305-1309

18. K.Rajkumar, P.Rajan, Effect of Boron Carbide and Graphite on Machining Characteristics of Aluminium Boron Carbide Composite, Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 592-594 (2014) pp 181-185

19. K.Rajkumar, S.Santosh, Effect of nano and micro graphite particle on tribological performance of aluminium metal matrix composites, Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 592-594 (2014) pp 917-921

20. M. Sankar, A. Gnanavelbabu and K. Rajkumar, Effect of process variables on the abrasive assisted electro chemical machining of Aluminium-Boron carbide-Graphite composite, PROCEDIA ENGINEERING, Elsevier (accepted)

21. D.Loganathan, A.Gnanavelbabu and K.Rajkumar, Effect of microwave Heat Treatment on Mechanical properties of AA6061 Sheet Metal, PROCEDIA ENGINEERING, Elsevier (accepted)

22. A. Idayan, A. Gnanavelbabu, and K. Rajkumar, Influence of Deep Cryogenic Treatment on the Mechanical Properties of AISI 440C Bearing Steel, PROCEDIA ENGINEERING, Elsevier (accepted)

23. R. Panneerdhass, A.Gnanavelbabu, K.Rajkumar, Mechanical Properties of Luffa Fiber and Ground nut Reinforced Epoxy Polymer Hybrid Composites, PROCEDIA ENGINEERING, Elsevier (accepted)

24. K Rajkumar , S Santosh, S Javed Syed Ibrahim, A Gnanavelbabu, Effect of Electrical discharge machining parameters on microwave heat treated Al-Boron carbide-Graphite composites, PROCEDIA ENGINEERING, Elsevier (accepted)

25. K.Rajkumar, P.Rajan, Microwave Heat Treatment on Aluminium 6061 Alloy-Boron Carbide Composites, PROCEDIA ENGINEERING, Elsevier (accepted)

List of Publications 

  1. M.Sankar, A.Gnanavelbabu, K.Rajkumar, N. A. Thushal, Electrolytic Concentration Effect on the Abrasive Assisted- Electrochemical Machining of Aluminium-Boron Carbide Composite, Materials and Manufacturing processes, Vol.32 No.6, (2017), 687-692,
  2. A.Gnanavelbabu, K.Rajkumar, P.Saravanan, Investigation on the Cutting Quality Characteristics of Abrasive Water jet Machining of AA6061-B4C-hBN Hybrid Metal Matrix Composites, Materials and Manufacturing processes, Vol.33 (2018) No.12, 1313-1323.
  3.   P. Loganathan, A. Gnanavelbabu, K. Rajkumar, Analysis and Characterization of Friction Behaviour on AA7075/ZrB2 Composite Under Dry Sliding Condition, Materials Research Express, Vol.6 No.2, Page No : 026576, 2019, DOI https://doi.org/10.1088/2053-1591/aaf1fe 
  4. P Sabarinathan , VE Annamalai and K Rajkumar, Evaluation of thermal stability and damping behavior of electrical insulator waste reinforced thermoset polymer composite, Proc IMechE Part C: J Mechanical Engineering Science, Vol. 233 (10), 3603-3618, (2019), DOI: 10.1177/0954406218823229 
  5.  K.Ramraji, K Rajkumar, P Sabarinathan, Tailoring of tensile and dynamic thermomechanical properties of interleaved chemical treated fine almond shell particulate flax fibre stacked vinyl ester polymeric composites, Proc IMechE Part L: Journal of Materials: Design and Applications, DOI: 10.1177/1464420719849616
  6. M.Sankar, A.Gnanavelbabu, K.Rajkumar, Parametric Optimisation of Abrasive Assisted Electro Chemical Machining of Al6061-B4C-Gr Using Taguchi-Grey Technique,  Journal of the Balkan Tribological Association, Vol. 23(1) (2017) 67- 87, ISNN   1310-4772 
  7. K. Rajkumar, L.Poovazhan, G. Selvakumar, B. Muthukumar, Wire electrical discharge machining integrity studies on the aluminium nano composite, Advances in Manufacturing Processes, Springer Nature Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering, (2019),  pp 543-554  
  8.  K. Rajkumar, A. Gnanavelbabu, K. M. Nambiraj, Accelerated testing model prediction of fatigue life of AA5083-H111 – AA6061-T6 friction stir weldment, Advances in Manufacturing Processes, Springer Nature Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering, (2019),  pp 573-581  
  9.  A.Gnanavelbabu, P.Saravanan, K.Rajkumar, S.Karthikeyan, R.Baskaran, Optimization of WEDM Process Parameters on Multiple Responses in Cutting of Ti-6Al-4V, Materials Today: Proceedings 5 (2018) 27072–27080 
  10.  K. Rajkumar, A. Gnanavelbabu, M. Solai Venkatesan, K. Rajagopalan, Cooperating Function of Graphite in Reducing Frictional Wear of Aluminium Boron Carbide composite, Materials Today: Proceedings 5 (2018) 27801–27809 

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