Main Research Interest / Name of Research Project
- Multi-scale material modelling
- Finite element modelling of metal forming processes
- Numerical optimization
Model based surface texture design for zinc coated metal sheetsIn sheet metal forming applications, the sheet metal is typically coated with corrosion resistant layer (e.g. zinc coating on steel). To pursue desirable friction conditions, sheet metal coating is nowadays surface finished with an isotropic texture, in combination with lubrication systems. However, a well-founded design of coated sheet and optimized surface texture with respect to their frictional behaviour in sheet metal forming is not yet possible. The main aim of this research is to create model based surface design for multi-layered metal sheet based on fundamental physical insights to realize optimal frictional behaviour in sheet forming processes.
GE India Technology Centre
Worked as lead design engineer at GE India technology centre. Design of gas turbine engine components and design of test rigs for new technology demonstration.