Professor and Head-Department of Mechanical Engineering
Head – Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Academy (IDEA)

Prof 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
BTech

1999

Govt College of Engineering
Pune
MTech

2005

University of Mississippi
PhD

Experience

  • June 2021 to till date, Professor, SRM University, Amravati
  • June 2017 to June 2021, 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

Patents

    • Composite fan blade US 2013/0287588A1-Published 2013
    • Wind turbine rotor blade with fabric skin US 2014/0119937- Published 2014
    • Wind turbine blade tension fabric skin structure US9188102B2-Granted 2015
    • Hybrid turbine blade with multiple insert sections US9309772B2-Granted 2016
    • Composite compressor blade and method of assembling US2016/0130955A1 Granted 2019
    • Design and manufacturing of abradable coating for gas turbines, filed and published in Indian patent office, 2021
    • Design of hybrid composite joint in fan blade and method of manufacturing- filed and published-Indian patent office, 2021
    • Design and manufacturing of grid stiffened composite blade, filed and published- Indian patent office, 2021

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 – 380…from Google scholar)

  • Prakash Jadhav and Gruhlakshmi Yella, Hybrid joint interface in composite fan blade subjected to bird strike loading, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 2022
  • Prakash Jadhav, Design methodologies for composite structures in aircraft engine, Advanced composites in aerospace engineering applications, Springer-Book chapter, 2022
  • Prakash Jadhav, Abradable coatings: Design through microstructure based models, Material Today Proceedings, 2022
  • Prakash Jadhav, Damage due to stress wave propagation in aircraft engine fan blade subjected to bird strike loading, Accepted for publication as a chapter in springer -Lecture notes in mechanical engineering, 2022
  • Prakash Jadhav, Wavy trailing edge feasibility for aircraft engine fan blade, Material Science Forum, 2022
  • Prakash Jadhav, Feasibility of composite compressor blade using sub element level bird strike test and analysis, Recent advances in applied mechanics, Springer -Lecture notes in mechanical engineering, 2022
  • Prakash Jadhav, Gruhalakshmi Yella, Design and optimization of hybrid interface joint in composite fan blade, IOP Material science and engineering, 2021
  • Prakash Jadhav, Failure criteria for composite blades with wavy edge in aerospace applications, Advances in materials and mechanical engineering. Springer -Lecture noes in mechanical engineering, 2021
  • Prakash Jadhav, Passive morphing of composite blades in aerospace applications, Key Engineering Materials, 2021
  • Prakash Jadhav and Febin Cyriac, Structural damage assessment using a transmissibility based quantitative parameter, Vibroengineering procedia, vol 34, pp 7-13, 2020
  • Prakash Jadhav, Vibration technique for monitoring termite induced degradation in trees, Vibroengineering procedia, vol 34, pp 55-60, 2020
  • Prakash Jadhav, Effect of ply drop on Aerospace Composite Materials, Key Engineering Materials, June 2020, vol 847, pp 46-51, 2020
  • Prakash Jadhav, Innovative designs of embedded foam insert in the Aerospace Composite Material, Material Today Proceedings, Jan 2020, 21- 1464-68
  • Prakash Jadhav and Raju Mantena, Parametric Optimization of Grid-Stiffened Composite Panels for Maximizing their Performance under Transverse loading, Composite Structures, Vol. 77 (3), pp. 353-363, 2007
  • Prakash Jadhav, Raju Mantena and Ronald Gibson, Energy Absorption and Impact Damage Evaluation Study of Grid Stiffened E-glass/PP Composite Panels under Transverse Loading, Composites Part B: Engineering, vol. 37/2, pp.191-199, 2006
  • Lay Menn Khoo, Raju Mantena and Prakash Jadhav, Structural Damage Assessment using Vibration Modal Analysis, Structural Health Monitoring, 2004, vol. 3(2), pp. 177-194
  • Jadhav, P.K, Lay Menn Khoo, Esther Mwangi and P. Raju Mantena, Resonant Frequencies and Modal Deformation of Embedded Discs in Plastic Arena Boards for Fire Ant Response Studies, ASME Early Career Technical Journal, USA, April 2004, vol. 3, pp. 4.1-4.8
  • Jadhav, P.K and P.Raju Mantena, Analytical and Experimental Assessment of Damage in Wooden Beams using Vibration Response Measurements, ASME Early Career Technical Journal, USA, June 2002, vol. 1, pp. 3.1-3.9
  • Jadhav, Prakash, Effect of Bi-axial Residual Stresses on the Micro-Indentation Behavior of Bulk Materials, International Journal of Engineering and Technology, April 2017, vol 9-2, pp 1139- 1147 SCOPUS
  • Jadhav, Prakash, Damage assessment in a wall structure using resonant frequencies and operating deflection shapes, International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Technology, March 2017, vol 8-3, 97-107 SCOPUS

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).

Contact Details

  • E-mail id: prakash.j@srmap.edu.in
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