National Institute Of Technology,Kurukshetra

DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Faculty

Name : Lalit Thakur
Designation : Assistant Professor
Qualification : M.Tech. & Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Roorkee
Current Address : Phone 1 (office) :
Phone 2 (office) :
Email : lalitthakur@nitkkr.ac.in

Area Of Interest :

Research Areas

  • HVOF & Plasma Sprayed Coatings for Corrosion Control, Wear Resistance and Bio-Implants.
  • Magnetron Sputter Nano-Coatings.
  • TIG Cladding.
  • Friction Stir Welding & Processing of Al and Mg based Alloys and Composites.
  • Tribology of Composites & Coated Surfaces.
  • Functionally Graded Materials for Ballistic and Wear Resistance.
  • Ultrasonic Assisted Stir Casting of High Strength Aluminium and Magnesium based Nano-Composites

Experience :

Institution

Nature of Work

Year

Raunaq Automotive Components

Limited, Gazraula (U.P.)

Graduate Engineer

Trainee

2007

College of Engineering Roorkee,

Roorkee, Uttarakhand

Assistant Professor (Teaching and Research)

2010

N.I.T. Kurukshetra, Kurukshetra,

Haryana

Assistant Professor (Teaching and Research)

2013-till date

Other :

Membership of Academic bodies & Professional Societies

  • Member of American Society of Metals (ASM).
  • Member of Thermal Spray Society (TSS).
  • Life-member of Indian Structural Integrity Society (INSIS).

Positions of Administrative Responsibility held in the Institute

  • Former Warden of Hostel No. 10, NIT Kurukshetra : ACY 2015-16 (Both Semester)
  • Former Warden of Hostel No. 09, NIT Kurukshetra : ACY 2016-17 (Both Semester)
  • Former Warden of Hostel No. 01, NIT Kurukshetra : ACY 2017-18 (Odd Semester)

Positions of Academic Responsibility held in the Department

  • Professor in-charge of Metrology Lab : 03/04/2014-till date
  • Professor in-charge of Tribology Lab : October 2017- till date
  • Member of Departmental Purchase Committee : 09/03/2015 to 22/01/2019
  • Member of committee for NBA Accreditations.
  • Member of committee for DVC and EPR commitee.

Short Term Course/Workshops Organized

  • Organized a One Week workshop on “Industry-oriented 3D Modelling using SOLIDWORKS“ at NIT Kurukshetra during 21st-25th September 2017.
  • Organized a One Week Short Term Course on “Advances in Manufacturing AIM-2016” at NIT Kurukshetra during 17th-22nd October 2016.

Short Term Course/Workshops Attended

  • Attended a 3-days workshop series on "Fatigue & Fracture Testing of Metals and Advanced Composites Technology" at MS Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences Bangalore, during 6th-8th October 2017.
  • Attended a One Week Short Term on “Manufacturing of Advanced Materials MAM-2016” at VNIT Nagpur during 27th June-01st July 2016.
  • Attended a One Week Short Term Course on “Advance Manufacturing” at NIT Hamirpur during 6th-10th July 2015.
  • Attended a Two Day Course on “Thermal Spray Technology” at ARCI Hyderabad during 22nd-23rd November 2014.

Conferences Organized

  • Organized a 2-days “National Conference on Recent Advances in Mechanical Engineering- NCRAME-2017” as Secretary, during 2-3rd June 2017 at NIT Kurukshetra.
  • Organized a 5-days “2nd International Conference on New Frontiers in Engineering, Science & Technology: NFEST-2019” as Secretary, during 18th-22nd Feb 2019 at NIT Kurukshetra.

Special Lectures Delivered in Workshops/Short Term Courses

  • Delivered a special lecture on “Friction Stir Processed Wear Resistant Magnesium Matrix Surface Composites” in One Weel STC on “Advances in Machining Processes AIMP-2018” at NIT Kurukshetra during 26th-31st March 2018.
  • Delivered a special lecture on “Thermal Spraying” in Two Days Workshop on “Research Methodology and Manuscript Writing” in One Week STC on “Advances in Manufacturing AIM-2016” at NIT Kurukshetra during 17th-22nd October 2016.
  • Delivered a special lecture on “Processing, Characterization And Tribological Study of Friction Stir Processed AZ91-D Magnesium Alloy” in One Week STC on “Advances in Manufacturing AIM-2016” at NIT Kurukshetra during 17th-22nd October 2016.
  • Delivered a special lecture on “How to Write a Good Manuscript” in Two Days Workshop on “Research Methodology and Manuscript Writing” at NIT Kurukshetra during 09th-10th April 2016.

M.Tech. Disserted and Ph.D. Thesis Supervised (Completed/In-Progress)

M.Tech Dissertation

  • “Development of Magnetron Sputter Coating Setup for Thin Metallic Films”, Mr. Govind Kumar, P&I Engg., Roll. No. 31606125, Batch 2016-18 (Completed).
  • “Study of Friction & Wear Behavior of Friction Stir Processed Nano-HAp Reinforced Magnesium Matrix Surface Composites”, Reddipaga Mani, Design Engg., Roll No. 31506219, Batch 2015-17 (Completed).
  • “Processing, Characterization and Tribological Study of Friction Stir Processed Nano-Metal Matrix Surface Composites”, Ms. Neharika Bhadouria, P&I Engg., Roll No. 3143504, Batch 2014-16 (Completed).
  • “Processing and Characterization of Atmospheric Plasma Sprayed Nano-HAp Coating for Bio-implants”, Mr. Abhimanyu Sharma, P&I Engg., Roll. No. 3133530, Batch 2013-15 (Completed).
  • “A CFD Analysis of Thermal Spray Coating Process”, Mr. Pawan Kumar, Thermal Engg., Roll. No. 3133705, Batch 2013-15 (Completed).

Ph.D. Thesis

  • “To Investigate Inconel-718+Al2O3 Coatings for High Temperature Wear and Corrosion Resistance”, Er. Hitesh Vasudev, Roll No. 1406111, I.K. Gujral P.T.U. (Completed).
  • “An Investigation on Mechanical and Tribological Behaviour of Nanostructured Weld Clad”, Er. Jasbir Singh, Roll No. 6140046 (In-Progress).
  • “Parametric and Microstructural Study of Rotary Ultrasonically Machined Quartz Glass”, Er. Dinesh Sindhu, Roll No. 6140047 (In-Progress).
  • “Development of Friction Stir Processed nano-HAp Reinforced Mg and Ti-alloy Matrix Composites for Bio-Implants” Er. Satpal Kundu, Roll No. 6160085 (In-Progress).
  • “Friction Stir Processed Wear Resistant Nano-Ceramic Reinforced Al-Matrix Surface Composites” Er. Rajat Gupta, Roll No. 6170039 (In-Progress).
  • “Fabrication and Characterization of Stir Cast Nano-Particulate Metal Matrix Composites” Er. Dinesh Kumar, Roll No. 6170048 (In-Progress).
  • “Development of Nanostructured TIG Claddings for High Temperature Tribology” Er. Neeraj Kamboj, Roll No. 6180090 (In-Progress).
  • "Development of Corrosion and Erosion resistant particulate metal matrix composite for Marine and Hydromachinery application" Er. Varun Dutta, Roll No. 16DEM004 (In-Progress).

Details of Patent/IPR

  • One complete patent named “High-Temperature Oxidation and Erosion Resistant Alloy-718/Al2O3 Composite Coatings”, application no: 201911019323 has been filed, dated 15/05/2019.
  • One complete patent named “Self –Adjustable Gimbaled Shoulder Retractable Pin Friction Stir Welding Tool”, application no: 201611042866 under examination, dated 23/02/2019.

List of Publications

International Journals (SCI)

  • D. Sindhu, Lalit Thakur, P. Chandna, Parameter Optimization of Rotary Ultrasonic Machining on Quartz Glass Using Response Surface Methodology (RSM , Silicon (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12633-019-00160-2
  • N. Bhadouria, Lalit Thakur, P. Kumar, S. Dixit, Microstructures and mechanical behaviour of friction stir processed AZ91-D magnesium alloy-optimization of process parameters by using Taguchi method, Kovove Materialy-Metallic Materials, Volume 57, 2019, pp. 207-217.
  • H. Vasudev, Lalit Thakur, A. Bansal, H. Singh, S. Zafar, High temperature oxidation and erosion behaviour of HVOF sprayed bi-layer Alloy-718/NiCrAlY coating, Surface and Coatings Technology, Volume 362, 2019, pp. 366-380.
  • D. Sindhu, Lalit Thakur, P. Chandna, Multi-objective optimization of rotary ultrasonic machining parameters for quartz glass using Taguchi-Grey relational analysis (GRA), Silicon (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12633-018-0019-6.
  • H. Vasudev, Lalit Thakur, H. Singh, A. Bansal, Mechanical and microstructural behaviour of wear resistant coatings on cast iron lathe machine beds and slides, Kovove Materialy-Metallic Materials, Volume 56, 2018, pp. 1-9.
  • N. Bhadouria, P. Kumar, Lalit Thakur, S. Dixit, N. Arora, A study on micro-hardness and tribological behaviour of nano-WC–Co–Cr/multi-walled carbon nanotubes reinforced AZ91D magnesium matrix surface composites, Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, Volume 70, Issue 9, 2017, pp. 2477-2483.
  • N. Bhadouria, Lalit Thakur, P. Kumar, N. Arora, An investigation of normal and submerged condition on microstructural and tribological properties of friction stir processed AZ91-D magnesium alloy, Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, Volume 56, Issue 1, 2017, pp. 94-103.
  • Lalit Thakur, Navneet Arora, A study of processing and slurry erosion behaviour of multi-walled carbon nanotubes modified HVOF sprayed nano-WC-10Co-4Cr coating, Surface and Coatings Technology, Volume 309, 2017, pp. 860-871.
  • Lalit Thakur, Navneet Arora, A comparative study on slurry and dry erosion behaviour of HVOF sprayed WC-CoCr coatings, Wear, 2013, Volume 303, Issue 1-2, pp. 405-411.
  • Lalit Thakur, Navneet Arora , Solid particle erosion behaviour of WC-CoCr nanostructured coating, Tribology Transactions, 2013, Volume 56, Issue 5, pp. 781-788.
  • Lalit Thakur, Navneet Arora, A study on erosive wear behavior of HVOF sprayed nanostructured WC-CoCr coatings, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, 2013, Volume 27, Issue 5, pp. 1461-1467.
  • Lalit Thakur, Navneet Arora, Sliding and abrasive wear behavior of WC-CoCr coatings with different carbide sizes, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 2013, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp. 574-583.
  • Lalit Thakur, Navneet Arora, R. Jayaganthan, R. Sood, An investigation on erosion behavior of HVOF sprayed WC–CoCr coatings, Applied Surface Science, 2011, Volume 258, pp. 1225-1234.

International Journals

  • D. Sindhu, P. Chandna, Lalit Thakur, Rotary ultrasonic machining of Hard to Machine Materials-A review,  International Journal of Advanced Engineering Research and Applications (IJA-ERA), 2018, Vol. 4, No. 2, 76-85.
  • Hitesh Vasudev, Harmeet Singh, Lalit Thakur, Jasmaninder Singh Grewal, Investigation on microstructural and mechanical properties of HVOF sprayed Inconel-718 coatings on grey cast iron, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science & Technology (IJSRST), 2018, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 33-37.
  • Hitesh Vasudev, Lalit Thakur, Harmeet Singh, and Amit Bansal, A review on tribo-corrosion of coatings in glass manufacturing industry and performance of coating techniques against high temperature corrosion and wear, Journal on Material Science, 2017, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 38-48.
  • Pawan Kumar, Rajesh Kumar, and Lalit Thakur, Computational study of high velocity oxygen fuel thermal spray system, Journal of Basic and Applied Engineering Research, 2015, Vol. 2, No. 11, pp. 918-923.
  • Lalit Thakur, Navneet Arora, An investigation on abrasive wear behaviour of HVOF sprayed WC-CoCr coatings, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, 2011, Volume 6, Issue 18, pp. 2828-2833.

International Conference

  • Varun Dutta, Lalit Thakur, Balbir Singh, A study on the effect of Friction Stir Processing Technique for the marine applications, 9th International Conference on Materials Processing & Characterization (ICMPC-2019), GRIET, Hyderabad, India, March 8th – 10th, 2019.
  • Jasbir Singh, Lalit Thakur, Surjit Angra, Effect of argon flow rate and standoff distance on the microstructure and wear behaviour of WC-CoCr TIG cladding, 2nd International Conference on New Frontiers in Engineering, Science & Technology (NFEST-2019), NIT Kurukshetra, Kurukshetra, India, Feb. 18th-22nd, 2019.
  • Swapna Banoth, Lalit Thakur, Mechanical and Tribological Properties of Composite Materials by Powder Metallurgy– Review, 2nd International Conference on New Frontiers in Engineering, Science & Technology (NFEST-2019), NIT Kurukshetra, Kurukshetra, India, Feb. 18th-22nd, 2019.
  • Varun Dutta, Sanjeev Anand, Lalit Thakur, Influence of Friction Stir Processing on mechanical Properties of Different Alloys: A Review, International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Allied Sciences (ICMEAS-2018), SMVDU, (J&K), India, Sept. 14th - 15th, 2018.
  • Govind Panwar, Lalit Thakur, A review on DC magnetron sputtered nano-coatings, International Conference on Advances and Soft Computing Applications in Design and Manufacturing (ASCADM–2018), NIT Patna, Patna, India, June 4th-6th, 2018.
  • Rohit Joshi, Surjit Angra, Vinod Kumar Mittal, Lalit Thakur, Experimental investigation of tribological behaviour of piston rings fitted in four-stroke petrol engine, International Conference on Advances and Soft Computing Applications in Design and Manufacturing (ASCADM–2018), NIT Patna, Patna, India, June 4th-6th, 2018.
  • Atul Kumar Singh, Surjit Angra, Vinod Kumar Mittal, Lalit Thakur, A study of tribological behaviour of exhaust valve and guide under dry sliding conditions, International Conference on Advances and Soft Computing Applications in Design and Manufacturing (ASCADM–2018), NIT Patna, Patna, India, June 4th-6th, 2018.
  • Abhimanyu Sharma, Lalit Thakur, A study of processing and tribological behaviour of atmospheric plasma sprayed nano-hydroxyapatite coating for bio-implants, 1st International Conference on New Frontiers in Engineering, Science &Technology NFEST-2018, Delhi Technological University, New Delhi, India, January 8th-12th, 2018.
  • Hitesh Vasudev, Amit Bansal, Lalit Thakur, A review on performance of glass mould coated with different coating techniques, 4th International Conference on Production & Industrial Engineering 2016, NIT Jalandhar, Jalandhar, India, December 19th-21st, 2016.
  • Neharika Bhadouria, Pradeep Kumar, Lalit Thakur, Navneet Arora, Characterization and wear behaviour of friction stir processed nano-metal matrix surface composites (n-MMSCs), International Conference on Material Science & Technology: ICMTECH 2016, New Delhi, India, March 1st-4th, 2016.
  • Neharika Bhadouria, Pradeep Kumar, Lalit Thakur, Comparative study of dry and submerged friction stir processing on AZ91-D magnesium alloy, International Conference and Expo on Magnesium: iMagcon 2016, Chennai, India, February 4th-6th, 2016.
  • Lalit Thakur, Navneet Arora, A study on HVOF process parameter optimization for erosion resistant WC-CoCr nanostructured coating, 6th Asian Thermal Spray Conference (ATSC-2014), Hyderabad, India, November 24th-26th, 2014.
  • Lalit Thakur, Navneet Arora, Statistical modeling of the wear behavior of HVOF sprayed coatings, Materials Science and Technology (MS&T) 2012, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 7th-11th, 2012.

National Conference

  • Reddipaga Mani, Lalit Thakur, Punit Kumar, Friction and Wear Behaviour of Friction Stir Processed Nano-Hydroxyapatite Reinforced AZ91 Magnesium Matrix Surface Composite, NCRAME-2017, 2nd -3rd June, 2017, NIT Kuruskhetra, Vol. 1. pp. 332-336.
  • Reddipaga Mani, Lalit Thakur, Punit Kumar, Review of Friction Stir Welding and Processing, NCRAME-2017, 2nd -3rd June, 2017, NIT Kuruskhetra, Vol. 1. pp. 413-417.
  • Rajat Gupta,  Lalit Thakur, Predictions of the Optimized Friction Stir Welding Process Parameters for the Joining of AA5083 Aluminum Alloy using RSM, NCRAME-2017, 2nd -3rd June, 2017, NIT Kuruskhetra, Vol. 1. pp. 323-327.
  • Dinesh Kumar, Lalit Thakur, Mechanical Behaviour and Microstructure of AL6063 Based Metal Matrix Composite Fabricated by Stir Casting Technique, NCRAME-2017, 2nd -3rd June, 2017, NIT Kuruskhetra, Vol. 1. pp. 328-331.
  • Abhimanyu Sharma, Lalit Thakur, Processing and characterization of plasma sprayed nano-HAp coating for bio-implants, National Conference on Nano science and Instrumentation Technology, NIT Kurukshetra, 06-07 June, 2015, Kurukshetra, Haryana.
  • Pawan Kumar, Rajesh Kumar, and Lalit Thakur, A CFD study of high velocity oxy-fuel (HVOF) thermal spray process. National Conference on Nano science and Instrumentation Technology, NIT Kurukshetra, 06-07 June, 2015, Kurukshetra, Haryana.
  • Lalit Thakur, Ch V S S Murali Krishna, Navneet Arora,. R. Jayaganthan, HVOF Sprayed Nanostructured Wear Resistance Coatings, Proc. of National Conference on Recent Advances in Mechanical Engineering (RAME 2K11), 2011, Kumaracoil, Tamilnadu.
  • Ch V S S Murali Krishna, Lalit Thakur, Navneet Arora, R. Jayaganthan, Tribological behaviour of nanostructured coatings, Proc. of National Conference on Advancements & Futuristic Trends in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (AFTMIE-2010), 2010, Bilaspur, Haryana.
  • Lalit Thakur, Rajat Jaiswal, Rapid Prototyping, Verismo 06-A National level Technical Symposium, 2006, Baramati, Maharashtra.