Pranav H. Darji

Professor & Head

Prof. (Dr.) Pranav H. Darji graduated in Mechanical Engineering from North Gujarat University, Gujarat (India) in 1998. He received post-graduate degree from Gujarat University, Gujarat (India) in Mechanical Engineering specialisation with CAD/CAM in 2001. He received the degree of Ph. D. from S. V. National Institute of Technology, Gujarat (India) in Mechanical Engineering in the specific field of Rolling Element Bearing in 2015. He has academic and administrative experience in totality of 18 years. At present he is working as a Professor and Head in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at C. U. Shah College of Engineering and Technology, C. U. Shah University, Wadhwan city, Gujarat (India) since 2010. Since 2015 he is also working as a Director, P. G. Studies and Research at Research, Development and Innovation Centre of C. U. Shah and associated with various research activities. He has published more than 57 research papers in various reputed National and International Journals and Conferences. He has edited an international book ‘Advances in Tribology’ in the year 2016. He has guided more than 22 dissertations of post graduate students. He has given more than 12 invited presentations.

3books edited

1chapters authored

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In the major field of design and manufacturing of mechanical, production, automobile, and industrial engineering, typical and advance methodologies and processes are implemented for the best performance of product or machinery. Thus, the concept of tribology has come into practice for even better performance. Nowadays, it is very important that the tribological knowledge be implemented at each stage of design and manufacturing to minimize the frictional and wear losses, and ultimately these will serve as best preference for the economical growth of the nation. Currently, tribologists are playing vital role in the same direction. This book contains original and innovative research studies on recent applications of tribology, contributed by the group of selected researchers describing the best of their work. Through its 11 chapters, the reader will have access to work in 3 major areas of tribology. These are surface engineering and coating, friction and wear mechanism, and lubrication technology. The first part of the book from Chapters 1 to 4 deals with the surface treatment and coating through which component life can be improved by reducing wear rate. The second part of the book from Chapters 5 to 7 deals with tribo-testing and tribo-system monitoring for friction and wear mechanism presented with real-life case studies. The third part from Chapters 8 to 11 discusses the advances in lubrication, which also includes the role of nanolubricants and lubrication additives. This book may be of interest to research scholars, academicians, industrialists, professional engineers, and specialists in these related areas and would also be of immense help to various practicing engineers, technologists, managers, and supervisors engaged in the maintenance, operation, and upkeep of different machines, equipments, systems, and plants of various industries.

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