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Prof. Nitin Rameshrao Kotkunde

Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Fracture mechanics, Design and Materials Engineering, Metal Forming Processes, Material modelling Development for metal forming processes, High temperature Material Testing and characterization, Finite Element Analysis, Product Design and Development
BITS Pilani - Hyderabad Campus, Jawahar Nagar, Kapra Mandal, Medchal Dist., Telangana - 500078 

Research Interest

Major Research Area: 

  • Metal Forming Processes
  • Material modelling Development for metal forming processes
  • High temperature Material Testing and characterization
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Product Design and Development
  • Fracture Mechanics

PhD Students Detail:

Completed:

 

Sl No

Name and ID No

Ph.D. Thesis Title

Role

Fellowship Support

1

Mohd Abdul Wahed (2015PHXF411H)

Study of Deformation Behaviour, Processing Maps and Springback Behaviour in Ti-6Al-4V Alloy at High Temperatures

Co-supervisor

BITS-Pilani Hyderabad Campus  

2

Gauri Rajendra Mahalle (2016PHXF415H)

Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Forming, Fracture and Wrinkling Limit Diagrams for Inconel 718 Alloy at Elevated Temperatures

Supervisor

CSIR Fellowship

3

P. Sandeep

(2017PHXF0023H)

Investigation of Warm Forming Behaviour of Dual-Phase Steel using Various Forming Processes

Supervisor

BITS-Pilani Hyderabad Campus  

4

C.Anand Badrish

(2018PHXF0030H)

Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Deformation and Formability Behaviour of Inconel 625 Alloy

Supervisor

SERB-ECR

Fellowship

Ongoing:

 

Sl No

Name and ID No

Ph.D. Thesis Title

Role

Fellowship Support

1

Sreeram Jujjavarapu

(2018PHXP0511H)

An empirical investigation and improvement of industrial and sustainable characteristics of compact passenger vehicle interiors with the help of Bio-inspired design

Supervisor

-

2

Aarjoo Jaimin

(2020PHXP0460H)

Enhancement of Mechanical Properties and forming behavior of AZ31 alloy using shear deformation techniques

Supervisor

SERB-CRG Fellowship

3

Suswanth Poluru

(2021PHXP0050H

Investigation on dynamic deformation behaviour of Tungsten Heavy Alloys (WHAs) for defence applications

Supervisor

DRDO- Armament Research Board

4

Vicky Lad

Yet to be decided

Supervisor

BITS-Pilani Hyderabad Campus