Associate Professor

Dr. Prakash Jadhav

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Interests

  1. Mechanics of Composite Materials
  2. Computational Mechanics
  3. Experimental Mechanics

Education

1991

Govt. College of Engineering
Pune
B.Tech

1999

Govt. College of Engineering
Pune
M.Tech

2005

University of Mississippi
Ph.D

Experience

  • June 2017 to till date, Associate Professor | SRM University, Amravati
  • March 2010 to March 2017, Lead Scientist | GE Global Research, Bangalore
  • July 2008 to March 2010, Sr Engineer | Cummins Research, Pune
  • June 2006 to June 2008, Research Scientist | Centre for Composite Materials, University of Delaware, USA
  • June 2005 to June 2006, Post Doc Fellow | Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, USA
  • Aug 2000 to June 2005, Research Scholar | University of Mississippi, USA
  • June 1994 to July 2000, Assistant Professor | Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune
  • Sept 1991 to May 1994, Customer Support Engineer | Kirloskar Brothers Ltd, Pune

Research Interest

  • Computational Mechanics (linear, nonlinear, static, dynamic, creep, fatigue, bird strike FEA)
  • Design, Experimental Mechanics (CAD, Vibration, Dynamics, Impact, Strain Gauges, Indentation, ASTM tests)
  • Design, Analysis and Testing of fiber reinforced composites
  • Adhesively Bonded Bolted Joints
  • Mechanical Characterization of Thermal Barrier Coatings (Indentation, Fatigue)
  • Manufacturing of Composites
  • Creep Analysis of Superalloys- FEA
  • Modeling of Abradable Coatings-FEA
  • Failure of Thermal Barrier Coatings

Awards & Fellowships

  • 2015- Global customer focus award – GE Global Research
  • 2005 - National Research Foundation Free Standing Post Doctoral Fellowship, Govt. of South Africa
  • 2005 - Dissertation Fellowship Award, University of Mississippi, USA
  • 2000- Graduate Honor Fellowship, University of Mississippi, USA
  • 2000- Higher Education Abroad Scholarship, India foundation and Ichalkaranji foundation
  • 1985- National Merit Scholarship, Govt. of India

Memberships

  • Member, American Society for Mechanical Engineers
  • Member, American Society for Composites
  • Member, Society of Experimental Mechanics
  • Member, Indian Society for Technical Education

List of Publications

US Patents

    • Composite fan blade Aircraft engine
      Date of Patent: Oct 31, 2013, Patent No US2013/0287588A1
      Applicant: GE, Inventors: Prakash Jadhav and others
    • Wind turbine rotor blade with fabric skin and associated method for assembly
      Date of Patent: May 1, 2014, Patent No: US2014/0119937
      Applicant: GE, Inventors: Prakash Jadhav and others
    • Wind turbine blade with tension fabric skin structure
      Date of Patent: Nov 17, 2015, Patent No US9188102B2
      Applicant: GE, Inventors: Prakash Jadhav and others
    • Hybrid turbine blade including multiple insert sections
      Date of Patent: April 12, 2016,  Patent no US9309772B2
      Applicant: GE, Inventors: Prakash Jadhav and others
    • Composite compressor blade and method of assembling
      Date of Patent: May 12, 2016, Patent No: US2016/0130955A1
      Applicant: GE, Inventors: Prakash Jadhav and others

Publications:

A. Book Chapters

  • Contributed numerical problems to the book Process Equipment Design by McMillan publication, ISBN 9780333924181 (2000)
  • Dynamic effect in composite materials- advanced in composite material series- Vol I, DESTech publication ISBN 978-1-60595-072-3, (2012)
  • Failure in composites- advanced in composite materials series- Vol 4- DESTech publication ISBN 978-1-60595-088-4, (2013)

B. Refereed Journal Articles (Total citations – 118…from Google scholar)

  • Parametric Optimization of Grid-Stiffened Composite Panels for Maximizing their Performance under Transverse loading, Prakash Jadhav and Raju Mantena,  Composite Structures, Vol. 77 (3), pp. 353-363, (2007)
  • Energy Absorption and Impact Damage Evaluation Study of Grid Stiffened E-glass/PP Composite Panels under Transverse Loading Prakash Jadhav, Raju Mantena and Ronald Gibson, Composites Part B: Engineering, vol. 37/2, pp.191-199, (2006)
  • Structural Damage Assessment using Vibration Modal Analysis, Lay Menn Khoo, Raju Mantena and Prakash Jadhav, Structural Health Monitoring, vol. 3(2), pp. 177-194, (2004)
  • Resonant Frequencies and Modal Deformation of Embedded Discs in Plastic Arena Boards for Fire Ant Response Studies, Jadhav, P.K, Lay Menn Khoo, Esther Mwangi and P. Raju Mantena, ASME Early Career Technical Journal, USA, vol. 3, pp. 4.1-4.8, (2004)
  • Analytical and Experimental Assessment of Damage in Wooden Beams using Vibration Response Measurements, Jadhav, P.K and P.Raju Mantena, ASME Early Career Technical Journal, USA,  vol. 1, pp. 3.1-3.9, (2002)

C. Refereed Conference Proceedings

  • Cohesive zone modeling to model delamination in composite structures under static and dynamic loading,  P. Jadhav,  Zheng Li, Sriram Prasad, , Proceedings of SAMPE conference, California, (2016)
  • Evaluation of ply drop allowable in composites, P. Jadhav, Zheng Li, Sriram Prasad, , Proceedings of COMTEST Conference, IMDEA, Madrid, Spain, (2015)
  • Effect of Surface Preparation on Environmental Durability of Adhesive-Bonded Metallic Surfaces, P. Jadhav, D. Molligan, S. Andersen, J.W. Gillespie Jr. and R. Hathaway, American Society for Composites, Annual Technical Conference, Seattle, CD-ROM, Paper no 49, (2007)
  • Mechanical Characterization of Adhesively Bonded Metallic Insert Joints in Vinyl-Ester Balsa core Sandwich Panelsm, P. Jadhav, A. Quabili, D. Molligan, S. Andersen, J.W. Gillespie Jr., American Society for Composites, Annual Technical Conference, Seattle, CD-ROM, Paper no 58, (2007)
  • Micro-indentation Experiments to measure in-plane Residual Stresses: Design Methodology, Prakash Jadhav and Anette Karlsson, , AIAA-ASME Annual Technical Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, (2006)
  • Parametric Optimization of Grid-Stiffened Composite Panels for Maximizing their Performance under Transverse loading, Prakash Jadhav and P. Raju Mantena,   American Society for Composites, Annual Technical Conference, Philadelphia CDROM, Paper #58, (2005)
  • Impact Response and Damage Evaluation of Grid-Stiffened Composite Panels, Prakash Jadhav and P. Raju Mantena, , Society of Experimental Mechanics-Annual Conference , pp. 1705-1717, (2005)  
  • Analytical and Experimental Investigations of the Impact Response of Grid Stiffened E-Glass/Polypropylene (PP) Composite Panels, Prakash Jadhav, P. Raju Mantena and Ronald Gibson, , American Society for Composites, Annual Technical Conference,  Atlanta, Georgia, CDROM, Paper IE-2,(2004)
  • Impact and Dynamic Analysis of Grid Stiffened Composite Panels, P. Raju Mantena and Prakash Jadhav, 11thInternational Conference on Composites/Nano Engineering,  Hilton-Head Beach, SA, CD-ROM, (2004)
  • Flexural and Extensional Modulus of Oriented Strand-boards and Particleboards from Dynamic Response Measurements, Prakash Jadhav, Manoj Anakapalli, P. Raju Mantena and Jilei Zhang, Memphis Area Engineering & Sciences Conference,  Memphis, TN, www.cbu.edu/engineering/maesc04/index.html, (2004)
  • Structural Dynamic Analysis of Florid Fly Rearing Tank, Jadhav, P.K, Lay Menn Khoo, Roger Hasse and P. Raju Mantena, ASME Regional Technical Conference, Mobile, Alabama, (2004)
  • Vibration Analysis of Embedded Discs in Plastic Arena Boards for Fire Ant Response Studies, Jadhav, P.K, Lay Menn Khoo, Esther Mwangi and P. Raju Mantena, ASME Regional Technical Conference, Miami, Florida (2003)
  • Assessment of Damage in Wooden Beams using Vibration Response Measurements, Jadhav, P.K and P.Raju Mantena, ASME Regional Technical Conference, Jackson, MIssissippi, (2002)
  • Vibration Response of Wooden Beams Subjected to Moisture and Termite Degradation, Jadhav, P.K, Lay Menn Khoo, P. Raju Mantena, Peng Lee and Jack Seiner, Agro-Acoustics Conference, Oxford, MS, (2002)
  • Evaluating Termite Damage in a Wooden Structure using Vibration Modal Analysis,  Agro-Acoustics Conference,  Lay Menn Khoo Prakash Jadhav, P. Raju Mantena, Peng Lee and Jack Seiner, Oxford, MS, (2002)
  • Damage Assessment in Wooden Structures using Vibration Technique, Sigma Xi Technical Symposium, Lay Menn Khoo, Prakash Jadhav, P. Raju Mantena, Peng Lee and Jack Seiner, Oxford, MS, (2002). 
  • Computer Aided Design of Injection Molding Tool and Rapid Prototyping, National Seminar on Developments in Tool Engineering, Jadhav, P.K, , Bombay, India, Feb (1999).
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