Dr. L. Poovazhagan


Associate Professor

Dr. L. Poovazhagan, B.E, M.E, Ph.D

Email : poovazhaganl@ssn.edu.in

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Dr. L.POOVAZHAGAN, Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering has 19 years of teaching experience. Before joining SSN, he worked as an Assistant Professor in Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering (SVCE), Sriperumbudur for more than five years. He did B.E. Mechanical Engineering from Coimbatore Institute of Technology (CIT) and obtained Master’s Degree with distinction in the field of Manufacturing Engineering from Annamalai University, Chidambaram. He completed his Ph.D Degree in the field Aluminum Metal Matrix Nanocomposites at Anna University, Chennai.

• He has published 19 papers in referred international journals
• He has to his credit 20 publications in international conferences and 6 publications in national conferences.
• His Ph.D research work was funded by AICTE under RPS scheme.

He is a Recognized Supervisor for guiding Ph.D scholars of Anna University, Chennai.

Research areas: Nanocomposites, Micromachining, Wear, Casting and Materials Characterization

Currently 7 Scholars are pursuing Ph.D under his guidance

He has organized 1 international conference, 2 national conference and 4 national level workshops

He has delivered more than 10 invited lectures on composites and manufacturing, and also represented as a jury for various international/national conferences and students’ symposiums paper presentations.

Ongoing Sponsored Research Project:

Being Principal Investigator (PI), received a funded project titled ‘Hybrid casting approach for manufacturing magnesium nanocomposites’, amounted to Rs. 25,00,000/- from Science and Engineering Research Board (DST-SERB-CRG) under core research grant for 3 years (2019-2022).

He teaches,

PG: Advanced Materials Technology, Manufacturing Metrology and Quality Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Non-destructive testing and evaluation, Polymers and Composite Materials

UG: Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Engineering Economics and Cost Analysis, Manufacturing Technology-2, Process Planning and Cost Estimation, Engineering Metrology and Measurements, etc.

Publications Details: 

  1. Poovazhagan Lakshmanan, Kalaichelvan.K and Sornakumar.T, Processing and Performance Characteristics of Aluminum-Nano Boron Carbide Metal Matrix Nanocomposites, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Taylor and Francis, DOI/abs/10.1080/10426914.2015.1026354, cited by 22.
  2.  L. Poovazhagan, Kalaichelvan.K and A. Rajadurai, Preparation of SiC Nano-particulates Reinforced Aluminum Matrix Nanocomposites by High Intensity Ultrasonic Cavitation Process, Trans Indian Inst Met, Springer, vol. 67-2 (2014), pp. 229–237, 2014, cited by 2.
    DOI:10.1007/s12666-013-0340-0, cited by 11.
  3. Poovazhagan.L, Kalaichelvan.K, Rajadurai.A and Senthilvelan.V, Characterization of Hybrid Silicon Carbide and Boron Carbide Nanoparticles-Reinforced Aluminum Alloy Composites, vol. 64 (2013), pp. 681-689, Procedia Engineering, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2013.09.143
    cited by 54.
  4. Kaliyan Mathiyazhagan , Somak Sengupta , L. Poovazhagan, A decision making trial and evaluation laboratory approach to analyse the challenges to environmentally sustainable manufacturing in Indian automobile industry, Sustainable Production and Consumption, Elsevier, 16 (2018) 58–67, June 28-2018, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spc.2018.05.007.
  5. L. Poovazhagan, P. Ruthran, S. Sreyas, A. Thamizharasan, S. Thejas, Microstructure Evolution and Mechanical Properties of Al 1050/Al 5083 Laminate Composites Produced by Accumulative Roll Bonding Process, Lecture notes in mechanical engineering, (Springer-Scopus), volume: Advances in Materials and Metallurgy, 2019, 29-37, DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-1780-4_4.
  6. L. Poovazhagan, H. Jeffrey Thomas, M. Selvaraj, Microstructure and Abrasive Wear Behavior of Copper–Boron Carbide Nanocomposites, Lecture notes in mechanical engineering, (Springer-Scopus), volume: Advances in Materials and Metallurgy, 2019, 47-55, DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-1780-4_6.
  7. T. Geethapriyan, Poovazhagan Lakshmanan, M. Prakash, M. Mohammed Iqbal, S. Suraj, Influence of Tool Electrodes on machinability of Stainless Steel 420 using Electrochemical Micro machining process, Lecture notes in mechanical engineering, (Springer-Scopus), volume: Advances in Manufacturing Processes, 2019, 441-456, DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-1724-8_43.
  8. K.Rajkumar, L. Poovazhagan, G.Selvakumar, B.Muthukumar, Wire electrical discharge machining integrity studies on the aluminium Nano composite, Lecture notes in mechanical engineering, (Springer-Scopus), volume: Advances in Manufacturing Processes, 2019, 543-554, DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-1724-8_50.
  9. Poovazhagan.L, Kalaichelvan.K and Shanmugasundaram.D, Tensile Properties, Hardness and Micro Structural Analysis of Al 6061 – SiCP Metal Matrix Composites Fabricated by Ultrasonic Cavitation Approach, vol. 622-623 (2013), pp 1275-1279, Advanced Materials Research, DOI:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.622-623.127, http://www.scientific.net/AMR.622-623.1275.
  10. Poovazhagan.L, Kalaichelvan.K, Balaji.V.R, Ganesh.P, and Kali Avudaiappan.A, Development of AA6061/SiCp Metal Matrix Composites by Conventional Stir Casting and Ultrasonic Assisted Casting Routes – A Comparative Study, vol. 984-985 (2014), pp 384-389, Advanced Materials Research, cited by 6, DOI:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.984-985.384.
  11. Poovazhagan.L , Amith.S.C, Kali Avudaiappan.A, Haripriya.P,  Infleunce of particle feeding methods on processing AA6061/SiC metal matrix nanocomposites, vol.787 (2015), 648-652, Applied Mechanics and Materials, DOI: doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.787.648
  12. Poovazhagan.L, Kalaichelvan.K,Balaji.V.R Haripriya.P,and Amith.S.C, Upshot of Ultrasonic Amplitude on Developing the AA6061/SiCp Metal Matrix Nano-composites, vol. 787 (2015), pp-558-562, Applied Mechanics and Materials, DOI:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.787.558.
  13. L Poovazhagan, K Rajkumar, P Saravanamuthukumar, S Javed Syed Ibrahim, S Santosh, Effect of Magnesium Addition on Processing the AA6061/SiCp Metal Matrix Composites, vol. 787 (2015), pp-553-557, Applied Mechanics and Materials, DOI:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.787.553, cited by 3.
  14. K Rajkumar, L Poovazhagan, P Saravanamuthukumar, S Javed Syed Ibrahim, S Santosh, Abrasive Assisted Electrochemical Machining of Al-B4C Nanocomposite, vol. 787 (2015), pp 523-527, Applied Mechanics and Materials, DOI:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.787.523, cited by 1.
  15. Poovazhagan Lakshmanan, Abrasive wear behavior of aluminum hybrid nanocomposites produced by ultrasonication assisted casting method, International Journal of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering , Volume 14, Issue 3 pp. 4561-4573, September 2017, DOI: https://doi.org/10.15282/ijame.14.3.2017.13.0360.
  16. Ashok.R, Poovazhagan.L, Srinath Ramkumar.S, Vignesh Kumar.S, Optimization of material removal rate in wire-EDM using fuzzy logic and artificial neural network, Applied Mechanics and Materials, 867 (73-80), 2017, ISSN: 1662-7482, Transtec Publications, https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.867.73.
  17. Harikrishnan.B, Jayakumar.K, Poovazhagan.L, Design and analysis of leaf spring for the enhancement of load carrying capacity, Journal of chemical and pharmaceutical sciences, May 2017 Special issue (169-176).
  18. Poovazhagan.L, Jayakumar.K, Bharat.R, Synthesis and machining characterization of ultrasonication assisted stir cast SiCp reinforced aluminum nanocomposites, Materials Today: Proceedings, Elsevier, 3 (2339-2346), 2016, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2016.04.145, cited by 3.
  19. Poovazhagan.L, Amit.S.C, Mahesh.S and Naveen.D, Ultrasonication assisted casting of bulk aluminum metal nanocomposites, Applied Mechanics and Materials, 852, 2016, ISSN: 1662-7482.
    Transtec Publications, https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.852.104, cited by 1.


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