Subbarayan Sivasankaran

Qassim University

Dr. S.Sivasankaran is a faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Qassim University. He has completed his Ph.D degree in Production Engineering (Manufacturing Technology – Nanocomposite Materials) from National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India. He has passed his Bachelor Degree of Mechanical Engineering in First Class with Distinction under University of Madras, India. He did his M. Tech in Manufacturing Technology in first Class with Distinction from Department of Production Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India. After his doctoral degree, he has worked as Associate Professor in KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology (KPRIET), Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India. He has established advanced materials research laboratory and entrepreneurship development cell in KPRIET. He has received more research and seminar grants from Government of India. Further, he has served as Associate Professor in Hawassa University, East Africa from October 2014 to February 2016 where he has developed B.Sc-Industrial Engineering, M.Sc-Industrial Engineering & Management, and M.Sc-Manufacturing Technology curricula. He has published more than 50 research articles in refereed international journals in which 20 articles published in Elsevier, national journal and conferences. He has a Scopus h-index of 9 and research gate score of 23.03. He is acting as a reviewer for more than 10 refereed international journals (Elsevier). He has organized more than 10 national and international level workshops. He has experience in synthesis, characterization and mechanical behavior of Nanocomposites through high-energy ball milling (Powder Metallurgy process), manufacturing of Aluminium based metal matrix composites through stir-casting technique, processing of materials via sever plastic deformation (SPD) techniques, Friction stir processing, Materials Characterization using optical microscopy, XRD, SEM, TEM, microhardness measurement, Wear behavior, Machining behavior of composite materials, Modelling using Artificial Neural Network, Fuzzy logic, Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS) and Optimization using Taguchi design of experiments. Finally, his research interests are: Nanocomposites; Mechanical Alloying; Powder Metallurgy; Stir-casting; Advanced welding; 3D Printing; Metal matrix composites; Polymer matrix composites; Mechanical behavior; Machining behaviour; Advanced characterization techniques; Optimization and modeling.

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The major issue of energy saving and conservation of the environment in the world is being emphasized to us to concentrate on lightweight materials in which aluminium alloys are contributing more in applications in the twenty-first century. Aluminium and its related materials possess lighter weight, considerable strength, more corrosion resistance and ductility. Especially from the past one decade, the use of aluminium alloys is increasing in construction field, transportation industries, packaging purposes, automotive, defence, aircraft and electrical sectors. Around 85% is being used in the form of wrought products, which replace the use of cast iron. Further, the major features of aluminium alloy are recyclability and its abundant availability in the world. In general, aluminium and its related materials are being processed via casting, drawing, forging, rolling, extrusion, welding, powder metallurgy process, etc. To improve the physical and mechanical properties, scientists are doing more research and adding some second-phase particles in to it called composites in addition to heat treatment. Therefore, to explore more in this field, the present book has been aimed and focused to bridge all scientists who are working in this field. The main objective of the present book is to focus on aluminium, its alloys and its composites, which include, but are not limited to, the various processing routes and characterization techniques in both macro- and nano-levels.

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