Indian Journal of Engineering & Materials Sciences


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Pressure drop for the flow of high concentration solid-liquid mixture across 90° horizontal conventional circular pipe bend



        Abhai Kumar Verma, S N Singh & V Seshadri


        [IPC Code: G01F 1/34]



Multi-response optimization in drilling using Taguchi’s quality loss function


        V N Gaitonde, S R Karnik, B T Achyutha & B Siddeswarappa


        [IPC Code: B23B]



Susceptibility of planetary gear trains to clearances and misalignments


        A Srinath & A C Rao


        [IPC Code: B23Q 5/00, F16H]



Optimization of wire electrical discharge machining (WEDM) process parameters using genetic algorithm



S S Mahapatra & Amar Patnaik


        [IPC Code: B23H 1/00]



Optimized column design using genetic algorithm based neural networks


        H Sudarsana Rao & B Ramesh Babu


        [IPC Code: E04C 3/30, G06N 3/02]



Performance of cement modified dense graded cold-mix asphalt and establishing mathematical model



        Seref Oruc, Fazil Celik & Atakan Aksoy


        [IPC Code: C08L 95/00]



Materials Science



Strength criterion of unidirectional composite


        A Ziliukas


        [IPC Code: G01N 3/00]



Glycine-nitrates combustion synthesis and properties of nano-sized Ce1-xGdxO2-d solid solution for solid oxide fuel cell view point



        K Singh, S A Acharya & S S Bhoga


        [IPC Code: H01M 8/10]


A structural study of copper-43at% cadmium alloy


        V Venkateswara Rao


        [IPC Code: C22C 20/00]



Friction and slide wear characteristics of glass-epoxy and glass-epoxy filled with SiCp composites



        B Suresha, G Chandramohan, P R Sadananda Rao, P Sampathkumaran,
S Seetharamu & Vartha Venkateswarlu


        [IPC Code: C03C 14/00, G01N 19/02]



New pathway for quick estimation of gas phase heat of formation of non-aromatic energetic compounds



        M H Keshavarz, M Kavosh Tehrani, H R Pouretedal & A Semnani


        [IPC Code: C07G]



Response of thin film Al2O3 optical waveguide to moisture in paper


        R K Puria &Vijaya Purib*


        [IPC Code: H01F 17/075]






Annual Index



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IPC: International Patent Classification


Int. Cl.8: International Classification 8th edition, 2006





Acharya S A 525

Achyutha B T 484

Aksoy Atakan  512

Babu B Ramesh  503


Bhoga S S    525


Celik Fazil    512

Chandramohan G    535


Gaitonde V N 484


Karnik S R    484

Keshavarz M H    542


Mahapatra S S    494


Oruc Seref    512


Patnaik Amar    494

Pouretedal H R  542

Puri R K 549

Puri Vijaya    549

Rao H Sudarsana    503

Rao A C  489

Rao P R Sadananda    535

Rao V Venkateswara   531


Sampathkumaran P    535

Seetharamu S  535

Semnani A    542

Seshadri V    477

Siddeswarappa B    484

Singh K 525

Singh S N    477

Srinath A    489

Suresha B    535


Tehrani M Kavosh  542


Venkateswarlu Vartha    535

Verma Abhai Kumar   477


Ziliukas A    520






Indian Journal of Engineering & Materials Sciences

Vol. 13, December 2006, pp. 477-483


Pressure drop for the flow of high concentration solid-liquid mixture across 90° horizontal conventional circular pipe bend

Abhai Kumar Verma, S N Singh  & V Seshadri


Pressure drop across a 90° horizontal bend for fly ash slurry at high concentrations is reported in the present study. The pressure drop across the bend has been measured at five concentrations in the range of 50-65% (by weight) and the data has been analyzed to obtain the relative pressure drop, bend loss coefficient and permanent pressure loss. Measurements show that the relative pressure drop across the pipe bends increases with increase in concentration at low velocity. However, at any given concentration relative pressure drop is independent of velocity over the range tested. The bend loss coefficient at any velocity increases with increase in concentration. The permanent pressure loss increases marginally with concentration and velocity. The contribution of disturbed flow conditions downstream of the bend to the total pressure loss is much less in the case of highly concentrated slurries as compared to that in water.

IPC Code: G01F 1/34






Indian Journal of Engineering & Materials Sciences

Vol. 13, December 2006, pp. 484-488


Multi-response optimization in drilling using Taguchi’s quality loss function

V N Gaitonde, S R Karnik, B T Achyutha & B Siddeswarappa


The exit burr formation in drilling is influenced by cutting conditions and drill geometry. This paper presents the application of Taguchi’s analysis for simultaneous minimization of burr height and burr thickness. The approach of Taguchi design for multi-response optimization problem is based on loss function of the quality characteristics. In the present investigation, optimal values of cutting speed, feed, point angle and lip clearance angle are determined to minimize burr height and burr thickness during drilling. The potential of the proposed methodology is demonstrated through a case study of drilling process using AISI 316L stainless steel workpieces.

IPC Code: B23B









Indian Journal of Engineering & Materials Sciences

Vol. 13, December 2006, pp. 489-493



Susceptibility of planetary gear trains to clearances and misalignments

A Srinath & A C Rao


Clearances and misalignments alter the performance of kinematic chains and gear trains. Errors are usually classified as position error and transmission error, position error is the error in angular position with respect to the ideal position. Backlashes in gear trains and joint clearances in linkages produce position error while the transmission error is caused by the misalignment. The gear trains may have self-locking tendencies (similar to singular positions in linkages). There are a huge number of distinct linkages and planetary gear trains with specified number of links and degree-of-freedom. Hence, it is necessary to compare them in order to select the best possible chains or gear trains. An attempt is made to compare distinct gear trains from the view points of position and transmission errors.

IPC Code: B23Q5/00, F16H

Indian Journal of Engineering & Materials Sciences

Vol. 13, December 2006, pp. 494-502




Optimization of wire electrical discharge machining (WEDM) process parameters using genetic algorithm

S S Mahapatra & Amar Patnaik


Wire electrical discharge machining (WEDM) is a special form of traditional electrical discharge machining in which the electrode is a continuously moving conducting wire. The mechanism of metal removal in wire electrical discharge machining involves the complex erosion effect from electric sparks generated by a pulsating direct current power supply. The sparks generated between two closely spaced electrodes are immersed in dielectric liquid. However, dimensional accuracy and surface finish largely depend on process parameters such as discharge current, pulse duration, pulse frequency, wire speed, wire tension and dielectric flow rate. An experimental study has been carried out on a Robofil 100 WEDM machine to identify various significant control factors and their interactions that affect the machining performance such as metal removal rate (MRR) and surface finish (SF) based on Taguchi method. The relationship between control factors and responses like MRR and SF are established by means of non-linear regression analysis resulting in a valid mathematical model. Finally, genetic algorithm, a popular evolutionary approach, is used to optimize the wire electrical discharge machining process with multiple objectives. The study demonstrates that the WEDM process parameters can be adjusted to achieve better metal removal rate and surface finish simultaneously.

IPC Code: B23H 1/00

Indian Journal of Engineering & Materials Sciences

Vol. 13, December 2006, pp. 503-511



Optimized column design using genetic algorithm based neural networks


H Sudarsana Rao & B Ramesh Babu


In the structural design of columns, the dimensions of the column and reinforcement are initially assumed and then the interaction formula is used to verify the suitability of chosen dimensions and reinforcement. This approach necessitates few trials for coming up with an economical and safe design. This paper demonstrates the applicability of artificial neural networks (ANN) and genetic algorithms (GA) for the design of short columns under biaxial bending. A hybrid neural network model that combines the features of feed forward neural networks and genetic algorithms has been developed for the design of short column subjected to biaxial bending. The network has been trained with design data obtained from design experts in the field. The hybrid neural network model learned the design of column in just 1800 training cycles. After successful learning, the model predicted the percentage of steel required for new problems with good accuracy satisfying all design constraints. The results of the hybrid network model are compared with the solution of an optimizer, which uses the interior penalty function method. The various stages involved in the development of genetic algorithm based neural network model are addressed.

IPC Code:E04C3/30, G06N3/02



Indian Journal of Engineering & Materials Sciences

Vol. 13, December 2006, pp. 512-519



Performance of cement modified dense graded cold-mix asphalt and establishing mathematical model

Seref Oruc, Fazil Celik & Atakan Aksoy


Cold-mix asphalts have several advantages regarding economical, ecological and logistical aspects over hot-mix asphalts. But, cold-mix asphalts have poor performance and are deteriorated in case of additional external water entrance before mixture curing is completed. This study has been focused on to solve these problems and present an alternative to hot mixtures. Cold-mix asphalt specimens with dense graded aggregate were prepared according to Marshall method for emulsified asphalt-aggregate cold mixture design. Portland cement has been substituted for mineral filler in an increased percent, from 0% to 6%. Cold-mix asphalt specimens have been prepared with 4.2%, 5.2% and 6.2% of residual asphalt contents. Indirect tensile test, static and repeated load asphalt creep tests, and water damage test have been performed on the specimens. In addition to these tests, the moisture losses of specimens that took place in time are also measured. Based on the experimental work, it has been concluded that dense graded cement modified emulsion mixtures are of great performance compared to hot mixtures with the same aggregate grading and bitumen content. A mathematical model has also been developed for determining the resilient modulus of cold-mix asphalt.

IPC Code:  C08L95/00



Indian Journal of Engineering & Materials Sciences

Vol. 13, December 2006, pp. 520-524


Strength criterion of unidirectional composite


A Ziliukas


A large number of experimental data is required to assess the strength of composite materials in respect to their anisotropy level and impact of complex stressed state, especially when the values of this parameter are defined in different directions. In this study, an attempt has been made to reduce the number of testing methods for plain composite elements. The later simplification follows from the theoretical interpretation of stress tensor.

IPC Code: G01N3/00

Indian Journal of Engineering & Materials Sciences

Vol. 13, December 2006, pp. 525-530



Glycine-nitrates combustion synthesis and properties of nano-sized Ce1-xGdxO2-d solid solution for solid oxide fuel cell viewpoint

K Singh, S A Acharya & S S Bhoga


Nanocrystalline gadolinium-doped ceria powders for solid electrolytes have been successfully prepared via glycine nitrate combustion synthesis and characterized by TGA/DTA, XRD and SEM. Using these powders; highly dense ceramics have been prepared by sintering at 1100°C which is much lower temperature than 1600°C  usually required for ceria solid electrolytes prepared by conventional ceramic technique. The effect of compositions on structure and conductivity has also been studied.

IPC Code: H01M8/10



Indian Journal of Engineering & Materials Sciences

Vol. 13, December 2006, pp. 531-534



A structural study of copper-43at% cadmium alloy

V Venkateswara Rao


A Cu-43at%Cd alloy was solidified at different cooling rates ranging from 100 to 106 K/s. For rapid solidification, (cooling rate ~106 K/s), a modified gun splat cooling technique was employed. Metastable crystalline and amorphous phases were obtained.  Solid-state transformation of the alloy into equilibrium Cu4Cd3 was accelerated on increasing the cooling rate.

IPC Code: C22C20/00



Indian Journal of Engineering & Materials Sciences

Vol. 13, December 2006, pp. 535-541



Friction and slide wear characteristics of glass-epoxy and glass-epoxy filled with SiCp composites

B Suresha, G Chandramohan, P R Sadananda Rao, P Sampathkumaran, S Seetharamu & Vartha Venkateswarlu


This paper highlights the friction and wear behaviour of glass-epoxy (G-E) composites with and without silicon carbide particles (SiCp) filler content as a function of sliding distance, keeping the sliding velocity and applied load constant. It is seen that the wear rate increases with increasing sliding distance, but the gradient is not maintained the same all through. An attempt has also been made to correlate the wear loss of the worn surfaces using scanning electron microscopic (SEM) observations. The coefficient of friction is found to be almost same over a wide range of sliding distance employed. Further, the study indicates that the SiCp-G-E composites show lower coefficient of friction and lower slide wear loss compared to G-E composites irrespective of the sliding distance employed. It is found that during the running in wear, the wear of the resin mix as well as very few broken fibers are noticed. The breakage of fibers, the matrix debris formation and interface separation take place at a much later stage (i.e., in the severe wear region). In the steady state region some of the broken fibers are getting disoriented in the matrix and also agglomerations of the debris are seen. Other interesting SEM features have been noticed and discussed taking into account the addition of SiCp filler content (2.5 and 5.0 wt. %).

IPC Code: C03C 14/00, G01N 19/02



Indian Journal of Engineering & Materials Sciences

Vol. 13, December 2006, pp. 542-548



New pathway for quick estimation of gas phase heat of formation of
non-aromatic energetic compounds

M H Keshavarz, M Kavosh Tehrani, H R Pouretedal & A Semnani


A new theoretical approach is presented for calculation of gas phase heats of formation of non-aromatic energetic compounds. It is based on elemental composition and various functional groups of CaHbNcOd non-aromatic energetic compounds. Gas phase heats of formation for 85 non-aromatic energetic compounds are compared with experimental data as well as semi-empirical quantum mechanical PM3 prediction. Root mean square (rms) of deviation for some of them, where experimental data are available, shows 5.1 and 6.7 kcal/mol for new and semi-empirical quantum mechanical PM3 methods respectively.

IPC Code:  C07G


Indian Journal of Engineering & Materials Sciences

Vol. 13, December 2006, pp. 549-551


Response of thin film Al2O3 optical waveguide to moisture in paper

R K Puri &Vijaya Puri


The response to paper moisture of thin film Al2O3 optical waveguide has been studied. The changes in the transmission of thin film optical waveguide due to changes in relative humidity of paper used as in touch overlay have been reported in this paper. The output decreases due to the overlay of paper. The transmission of the waveguide depends on the moisture content, texture and colour of the paper. Higher moisture content in paper tends to saturate the waveguide output. The sensitivity to moisture changes and type of paper is more for lower moisture content. Hysteresis is observed due to all the papers studied. The larger sensitivity in the lower moisture range may provide a means for detecting and controlling moisture in paper for packing, printing and other applications, as this overlay method requires only a small piece of paper.

IPC Code: H01F 17/075


Indian Journal of Engineering & Materials Sciences

Vol. 13, December 2006, pp. 552-555


Acknowledgement to Reviewers



  The Publisher and the Editor of Indian Journal of Engineering & Materials Sciences gratefully acknowledge the honorary services rendered by the following experts in reviewing the papers during 2006.


Abrate Serge

Southern Illinois Univ, USA

Adhikary B B

Encotech Eng Const, Austin, USA

Agarwal S K

CBRI, Roorkee

Agnihotri S A

NPL, New Delhi

Aiyer R C

Univ Pune, Pune

Aldridge Laurie

Univ New South Wales, Australia

Aminabhavi T M

Karnataka Univ, Dharwad

Ananthakumar S

RRL, Trivandrum

Arakeri J H

IISc, Bangalore

Armand P

LPMC, France

Asako Yutaka


Asavapisit Suwimol

KMUT, Bangkok, Tailand

Ayala J

Independencia, Oviedo, Spain

Babu Daneti Saradhi

Nat Univ Singapore, Singapore

Bajpai A K

Govt Autonomous Sci College, Jabalpur

Balamurugan V

CVRDE, Chennai

Bandyopadhyay T K

IIT, Kharagpur

Barbarella G

Inst Nanostructure & Mater Sci, Italy

Bartwal K S

CAT, Indore

Batra I S

BARC, Mumbai

Belyakov A

Nat Inst Mater Sci, Ibaraki, Japan

Bera J

NIT, Rourkela

Beretta A

EPFL, Switzerland

Bersee H E N

Delft Univ Technol, Netherlands

Bhaduri A K

IGCAR, Kalpakkam

Bhattacharya  S S

IIT, Chennai

Bhattacharya A

IIGM, Navi Mumbai

Bhoumik Anil K

IIT, Kharagpur

Bhowmik S K

NAL, Bagalore

Biswas Gautam

IIT, Kanpur

Botelho E C

AMR Inst Aeronaut,Acacias, Brazil

Bouzouba N

ICON, Ottawa, Canada

Buddhi D

Devi Ahilia Univ, Indore

Buskiewicz Jacek

Poznan Univ Technol, Poland

Carvalho E A

LAMAV, Brazil

Cavatorta Maria

Plitecnico Torino, Italy

Chakraborti P C

Jadavpur Univ, Kolkata

Chand Satish

MNNIT, Allahabad

Chandvankar S S

TIFR, Mumbai

Chavez-Valencia L E

Univ Michoacana, Mexico

Chindaprasirt P

Khon Kaem Univ, Thailand

Cho Hae Yong

Chungbuk Univ, South Korea

Choudhury S K

IIT, Kanpur

Chowdhury Nirmalya

Jadavpur Univ, Kolkata

Cleghorn W L

Univ Toronto, Canada

Cortes C A

Univ SanJuanArgentina

Creese Robert


Das Animesh

IIT, Kanpur

Das S

RRl, Bhopal

Date P P

IIT, Mumbai

Date S K

NCL, Pune

Daxner T

Vienna Univ Technol, Austria

De A

IIT, Mumbai

Debnath R

CGCRI, Kolkata

Demirboga Ramazan

Ataturk Univ, Turkey

Dharmaprakash S M

Mangalore Univ, Mangalagangotri


IIT, Mumbai

Dixon David A

PNNL, Richland, USA

Djelal C

LAMN Univ Artois, France

Dube D C

IIT, New Delhi

Dubey R K

IIT, Kanpur

Dutta S C

Bengal Eng College, Howrah

Dutta T K

IIT, New Delhi

Ekekwe Ndubuisi

Johns Hopkins Univ, USA

El-Ariss Bilal


Enzner Gerald

Aachen Univ (RWTH), Germany

Fang J C

H Q Univ, China

Fatemi A

Univ Toledo, OH, USA

Feng Zhe Chuan

NTU, Taiwan

Feng Zhe Chuang

NTU, Taiwan

Ferraris Chiara F

NIST, Gaithersburg, USA

Frias Moises

Eduardo Torroja Inst, Spain



Gaitonde U N

IIT, Mumbai

George P M

B M V Eng College,
Vallabh Vidyanagar

Ghosh Choudhury S

NML, Jamshedpur

Godkhindi M M

IIT, Kharagpur

Gogu Grogore

Univ Blaise Pascal, France

Govindaram H S

IISc, Bangalore

Gu Dong dong

Nanjing Univ A & A,China

Guerrero A

Inst Contruct Sci, Madrid, Spain

Gupta R K

VSSC, Trivandrum

Gupta R S

Delhi University, New Delhi

Gurung N

Queen’s land Univ Technol, Australia


SSPL, New Delhi

Hemant Joel

SIT, Tumkur

Hiskey Michael

Los Alamos National Lab, USA

Hogberg J L

Univ Skovde, Sweden

Hossain K M

Ryenson UnivToronto, Canada

Houda-Imane Faraoun

LERMPS-UTBM, Belfort, France

Hsieh Hsin-Heng

Univ Heights, USA

Huang Baoshan

Univ Tennessee, USA

Huang Hong-Yi

Fu-Jen Catholic Univ, Taiwan

Irassar E F

Nat Univ Ctr Buenos, Argentina

Jain Kiran

NPL, New Delhi

Jangid R S

IIT, Mumbai

Jayadevan K

Govt Eng College, Thrissur

Jayaraj S

NIT, Calicut

Jeannes Regine Le Bouquin

Univ Rennes1, France

Jha A K

VSSC, Trivandrum

Jiang Q C

Jilin Univ, Changchun, China

Joo Oh-Shim

KIST, Seoul, Korea

Kale S R

IIT, New Delhi

Kalsi P C

BARC, Mumbai

Kanchan D K

M S Univ Baroda, Vadodara

Kang H T

Univ of Michgan, USA

Kayali O

Univ New South Wales, Australia

Kewalramani Manish A

BITS, Pilani

Khanna V K

CEERI, Pilani

Kienckle Uwe

Univ Karlsruhe, Germany

Kim Ill-Soo

MOKPO Nat Univ, Korea

Kim Ji-Hwan

Seoul Nat Univ, Korea

Kim Min-Su

ETRI, Korea

Kim Moon Kyun

Yonsei Univ, Seoul, Korea

Kim Yong-Bin

Northeastern Univ, Boston, USA

Kornev Nikolai

ITT, Germany

Koshy Peter

RRL, Trivandrum

Kovler K

Israel Inst Technol, Haifa, Israel

Krishnamurthy R

IIT, Chennai

Krishnan V V

IIT, New Delhi

Kristiansson Birgitta

Charlmers Univ Technol, Sweden

Kumar N

Defence Lab, Jodhpur

Kumar Pradeep

IIT, Roorkee

Kumar Santosh

IT, BHU, Varanasi

Kumar Vikram

NPL, New Delhi

Kushwaha Angad

CMRI, Dhanbad

Lahiri Sushant

Saha Inst Nucl Phys, Kolkata

Lampke Thomas

Chemnitz Univ Technol, Germany

Lane D W

Canfields Univ, UK

Lauwerys Christophe


Lee Sun-Young

Korea Forest Res Inst, Korea

Lee Yong kook

Yonsei Univ, Seoul, Korea

Leluzzi Michele


Lemos J V


LNEC, Portugal

Li Qingbin

Tsinghua Univ,  China

Li Shi-Rong

Lanzhou Univ Technol, China

Li Yong-Dong

Acad Armed Force Eng, China

Lis J

Czestochowa Univ Technol, Poland

Maity D

IIT, Guwahati

Majumdar B C

IIT, Kharagpur

Majumdar J Dutta

IIT, Kharagpur

Malik A K

IIT, Kanpur

Mallick Amitava Basu

BESU, Howrah

Mandal R K

IT, BHU, Varanasi

Manso Juan M

Univ Burgos, Spain

Martini C

Univ Bologna, Germany

Martins P A F

IST, Lisboa, Portugal

Masson J F

NRC, Ottawa, Canada

Mishra Ratikanta

BARC, Mumbai

Modak J P

Pridarshini Eng College, Nagpur

Mohanty A R

IIT, Kharagpur

Moriconi G

Marche Polytech Univ , Italy

Mukhopadhyay R

HASTERI, Jaykaygram, Kankroli

 Mundo D

Univ Calaleria, Italy

Murlikrishnan J

IIT, Chennai

Murugan N

CIT, Coimbatore

Naik N K

IIT, Mumbai

Nanda P K

CRRI, New Delhi

Narayan B S

BARC, Mumbai

Narayanadass Sa K

Bharthiar Univ, Coimbatore

Narula A K

GGS IP Univ, Delhi

Nath T K

IIT, Kharagpur

Nayak S K

CIPET, Bhuneswar

Neema S K

R D Univ, Jabalpur

Neetanegam M

SERC, Chennai

Okamoto Arsuchi

Fuzi, Japan

Olejniczak I

Polish Acad Sci, Poland

Olthoff James

NIST, Gaithersburg, USA

Paasch Gernot

IFW Dresden, Germany

Palaniswamy N

CECRI, Karaikudi

Paul S

IIT, Kharagpur

Peng Gai-fei

Beijing Univ, China

Peng Jie

Tsinghua Univ, China

Peng Linfa

Shanghai Jiaotong Univ, China

Persson Bertil

Lund Inst Technol, Sweden

Pillai K T

BARC, Mumbai

Pillai R M

RRL, Trivandrum

Poon C S

Hong Kong Polytech Univ, Hong Kong

Prabhakaran K

Naval Mater Res Lab, Thane

Pratihar D

IIT, Kharagpur 

Prikhodko Sergey V

Univ California, USA

Puig Domenec

Rovirai Virgili Univ, Spain

Qiu Hua

Kyushu Sangyo Univ, Japan

Radhakrishnan J K

SSPL, Delhi


IIT, Chennai

Rai Amit

BMTPC, New Delhi

Rai S B

BHU, Varanasi

Rajasekaran S

PSG College Technol, Coimbatore

Rajot Jose

Inst Polytech, Lorraine, France

Ramachandramurthy D S

SERC, Channai

Ramakrishna G

Pondicherry Eng College, Pondicherry

Ramamoorthy B

IIT, Chennai

Ramamurthy K

IIT, Chennai

Ramamurthy T S

IISc, Bangalore

Ramchandra Rao K

IIT, New Delhi

Ramkumar J

IIT, Kanpur

Rane K S

Goa Univ, Goa

Ranjan Rajiv

IT, BHU, Varanasi

Rao A C

SSIT, Sathupally

Rao B Parvatheeswara

Andhra Univ, Visakhspatnam

Rao R V

IWST, Bangalore

Reddy Y P

S V Univ, Tirupati

Ren Wei-Xin

Fijan Univ, China

Ren Wei-Xin

Fuzhou Univ, China

Ribeiro Sebastiao


Rubio-Zuazo J

CRG, France

Sahasrabudhe A D

IIT, Guwahati

Salame C

Delft Univ Technol, Netherlands

Samuel G L

IIT, Chennai

Sangwal K S

Technical Univ Lublin, Poland

Santos D B

Federal Univ Minas, Brazil

Sathyamoorthy R

KASC, Coimbatore

Scalabrin G

Univ Padova, Italy

Sebastian M T

RRL, Trivandrum

Sekhon S S

GNDU, Amritsar

Shaikh A M

Shivaji Univ, Kolhapur

Shan H S

IIT, Roorkee

Shih P Y

Nat United Univ, Taiwan

Shukla S R

UICT, Mumbai

Shukla Vivek K

IIT, Kanpur

Sikdar P K

CRRI, New Delhi

Sikder A K


Simon George P

Monash Univ, Australia

Singh D D N

NML, Jamshedpur

Singh D D

IIT, Chennai

Singh D N

IIT, Mumbai

Singh Gurdip

DDU Gorakhpur Univ, Gorakhpur

Singh R A

BHU, Varanasi

Singh R N

SPRERI, Vallabh Vidyanagar

Sivaram S

NCL, Pune

Sonebi M

Queen’s Univ, Belfast, UK

Song Ha-Won

Yonsei Univ, Seoul, Korea

Sood V K

CRRI, New Delhi

Srinivasan P Bala

NIT, Tituchirappalli

Srivastava A K

NPL, New Delhi

Srivastava Biplav

IIT, New Delhi

Subbarao Chillara

IIT, Kharagpur

Subramaniun B

CECRI, Karaikudi

Sullivan P

Univ Toronto, Canada

Sundrarajan G

IACPM & NM, Hyderabad

Talawar M B


Tangsrirat Worapong

KMITL, Bangkok, Thailand

Terzi Serdal

Suleyman Demirel Univ, Turkey

Tikku A C

BARC, Mumbai

Topku I B

Osmangazi Univ,Turkey

Torgal F P


Troyani Nando

Univ Oriente, Venezuela

Tsai Mi-Ching

Nat Cheng Kung Univ, Taiwan

Tsuboi Taiju

Kyoto Sangyo Univ, Japan

Tu J P

Zhejiang Univ, China

Tulapukara E G

IIT, Chennai

Varma I K

IIT, New Delhi

Vazquez Jose

Univ Cadiz, Spain

Vengadesan S

IIT, Chennai

Venkateswaran G

BARC, Mumbai

Visioli Antonio

Univ Brescia, Italy

Vyazovkin Sergey

Univ Alabama, Birmingham, USA

Wang Simon

Loughborough Univ, UK

Whittles D M

Univ Nottingham, UK

Wu Long-Iong

Nat Tsing Huo Univ,Taiwan

Wu S K

National Taiwan Univ, Taiwan

Xiao Fu-Ren

Yanshan Univ, China

Xie De

Alpha Star Corp., CA, USA

You L H

Chongqing Univ, China

Zanzotto Ludo

Univ Calgary, Canada

Zervas Efthimios


Zhang Kui Yu

Univ of Reims, France

Zhang Qing

Polytech Univ, Xian, China

Zhang X C

Shanghai Jiaotong Univ, China

Zhao Haijun

Shanghai Jiaotong Univ, China



Zhu Sumin

Univ Missouri-Rolla, USA





Indian Journal of Engineering & Materials Sciences

Vol. 13, December 2006, pp. 556-560




Author Index




Acharya S A     525

Achyutha B T 484

Aggarwal M L  217

Agrawal J P      462

Agrawal V P     217

Ahire R R         140

Ahmed K Sabeel                          435

Aisien F A        333

Akbaş Ahmet   322

Aksoy Atakan  512

Ambre A H       368

Ansari M S       269

Aravindan S        37

Arun P              103

Asthana S N                          80

Awasthi Meenu 135


Babu B Ramesh 503

Baskaran K      202, 281

Bazaras Žilvinas                          411

Bhoga S S          525

Bustos Marcelo 117


Caliskan Sinan    25

Caroca Andrés  117

Celik Fazil        512

Cengiz Abdulkadir                          405

Chandra Subhas 357

Chandramohan G                          535

Chaudhari G N   87

Das S S             455

Dass Anoop K. 180

Daunys M        417

Demirboğa Ramazan             18

Devi Rashmi R 149

Dewan Anupam                          180

Dhanasekaran R         231

Dhavale D D                 80

Dhawan S K     357


Ebewele R O     333

Echaveguren Tomas                          117

Ergun Murat     322


Gaitonde V N   484

Gandhinadhan R                           275

Ganesan V        307

Ganeshkumar R                           275

Garg Mridul                 75

Giriraj B            275

Gül Rüstem        18

Gupta Navneet 145

Gupta Pankaj K 293

Güvercin Tekin   18


Haq A Noorul     37

Hou Baorong    467

Hymore F K     333


Jadhav H S                 80

Jagtap R N        368

Jayakumari V G          62

Jayaveera K N            123


Kamalasanan M N                           357

Kansal H K       209

Kantarci Abdulhamit       247

Karaşahin Mustafa                          221

Karnik S R        484

Kavthia S H      155

Kaygusuz Kamil                          253

Keshavarz M H                   259, 542

Khan R A         217

Khandekar U S   87

Kishore R         339

Krenevičius Algimantas        411

Krishnamurthy V N     80

Kumar Lokendra                          357

Kumar M Senthil                          173

Kumar Pankaj   357

Kumar Pradeep 209


Lal K                 339

Leonavičius Mindaugas        411

Li Yantao          467

Loganathan C      45

Loganathan M    95


Mahapatra S S             494

Maiti Kuntal     443

Maji T K          149

Mallikarjuna J M                          307

Manivannan P V 95

Manorama S V              87

Manwar B G    155

Mathur G N     135

Mehta N M      155

Misra Aparna   357

Mohan S           238

Mouleeswaran D       231

Muralidharan B 391


Nair Shiny 62

Narayanasamy R             45, 202, 281

Natarajan U      103

Navathe C P     269

Nema Vivek      391

Nesaraj A Samson                          347


Orhan Nuri       362

Oruc Seref         512

Ozan Sermin     362


Padha Naresh      55

Padole P R          87

Pagalthivarthi Krishnan V       293

Panneerselvam K 37

Parsania P H     155

Pathak J P         238

Pathak Manabendra                          180

Patil S S              87

Patnaik Amar      494

Pattabiraman R 347

Periasamy V M 103

Pillai Padmanabha S             110

Pouretedal H R 259, 542

Prasad B V S S S                          195

Prasad P B V    162

Puri R K           549

Puri Vijaya        549


Raj I Arul          347

Raja V Prabhu   275

Rajan M            391

Rajasekaran S        7

Raju G Naga     426

Rama Kumar B V N                       195

Ramesh A           95

Rao H Sudarsana                  123, 503

Rao A C            489

Rao D Krishna    69

Rao P Nageswara 69

Rao P R Sadananda                          535

Rao V Venkateswara  451, 531

Reddy M Rami 426

Reddy V Venkateswara             123


Saltan Mehmet 221

Sampathkumaran P                          535

Sapkal V S          87

Sarı Ahmet        253

Sathiya P            37

Seetharamu S    535

Semnani A        542

Seshadri V         477

Shamsudeen Rahna K        62


Sharma R P       140

Sharma S K       339

Shashikanth P B                          162

Siddeswarappa B                          484

Sikder A K        462

Sil Anjan           443

Singh J K          238

Singh Bhupinder                           269

Singh K             525

Singh B P               129

Singh C P          462

Singh G             462

Singh Manjit                 75

Singh P              455

Singh S N          477

Singh Sehijpal   209

Singh Sukhvir    339

Singhal S K               129

Sivabalan R      80

Sogalad Irappa  397

Solminihac Hernán de                      117

Srinath A          489

Srivastava A K 339

Srivastava R B  135

Srivastava Vibha                          455

Stupak Stanislav                          411

Sujish D            391

Šukšta Marijonas                          411

Suresha B          535


Talawar M B              80

Taraškevičius A 417

Taşkın Mustafa                           362

Tehrani M Kavosh                          542

Thaheer A Syed Abu                   202

Tomokiyo Y     339


Turk Kazim        25

Türkmen İbrahim                          247

Tyagi B P         145


Uçar Mehmet   405

Udupa N G Subramanya      397

Upreti M C      135


Vaid Rakesh        55

Vaidyanathan G 391

Veeraiah N  69, 426

Venkateswarlu Vartha               535

Verma Abhai Kumar               477

Vijayarangan S 173, 435


Yaragal Subhash C                            30

Yazicioglu Salih  25


Ziliukas A    520



























































































Subject Index


acoustic emission technique          275

acoustic emission                          275

active suspension system              173

additives             87

AF-PbO-B2O3 glasses                 69

aircraft              135

aircraft fuel       135

aircraft fuel tanks                          135

Al2O3                  87

Al2O3 optical waveguide         549

algorithm            103,494,503

alloy    135,451,531

alternate electrolyte                           347

alumina             443

alumina ceramics                          443

aluminium alloy 135

aluminium   45,135, 238

 carbide composite    238

amplifier     269

analytical investigation     411

analytical modeling                          145

annealing             37

ANTA              462

aromatic cardo polysulfonates 155

asphalt       333,512

asphalt concrete pavements        333

atomic force microscopy (AFM)                          368

Aureobasidium pullulans           135

automotive vehicles                          217


backcalculation 221

barreling            202

bend                  477

Bi2S3 thin films 140

billets         202,281

binder                  75

biofilm              135

blade                 195

bonding             362

boron carbide    129


cadmium alloy  531

cadmium           531

carbide composite     238

carbon               362

carbon steels     362

cardo polysulfonates 155

carrier                145

carrier transport                           145

casting               347

cells                   347

cement         75,512

cementitious binder                             75

ceramics            443

CFD treatments 180

CFD                  195

characterization 80

chemical bath deposition         140




chemical modification      149

chlorides Co, Cd and Ag              455

circuit                391

circular pipe bend                          477

circular pipe      477

clearance volume                          307

closure stress    417

closure timing   307

CLT approach  435

cold upset forging                   202,281

cold-mix asphalt                          512

column design   503

combustion       525

composite 238,435,520

compressive strength               18

computational fluid dynamics          180

concrete pavements                          333

concrete    7,25,123,247,333

conductivity       62

cone billets        202

conical die           45

controller          173

cooling system  195

copper              531

copper-43at% cadmium alloy  531

correlation equations          117

corrosion fatigue                           467

corrosion           467

crack opening size                           417

curing conditions                     25,247

curing                  25

cycle                 417


decision fusion algorithm           103

delay generator 269

deposition         140

design                173

detonation performance      259

die profile           45

die                       45

dielectric             69

diffusion bonding                          362

diffusion           362

diode                 357

discharge machining                          209

discharge           209

drilling       103, 484

drying shrinkage     247

drying               247

durability            75

dynamics   180,391


elastic property evaluation         435

electric discharge machining          209

electric discharge                          209

electrical properties                          426

electro epitaxial growth              231

electroactive characteristics     62

electrolyte         347

electrolyte components      347

emission technique                          275

emissions            95

emitting             357

energetic compounds 462,542

energy storage   253

engineering properties           25

epitaxial growth                           231

equilibrium swelling                            62

evolution strategies                              7

expanded perlite aggregate           247

experimental approach           435


fatigue        417,467

fine grained high carbon steels     362

finite element    221

flexible pavements                          221


flow                  477

flow properties 180

fluid dynamics 180

fluid                  180

fly ash                 75

fly ash–lime sludge                            75

force                  368

forging        202,281

forming biofilm 135

forming             135

fracture             443

fracture toughness                          443

freeway traffic flow control              322

friction coefficient                           405

friction         37,535

friction welding   37

friction welding parameters          37

fuel cells            135,347,525

fuel tanks          135

fuel                    135


gas phase heat   542

GaSb                 231

gear trains         489

gear                   489

genetic algorithm                   494,503

glass-epoxy       535

glasses   69,426,455

glycidyl methacrylate     149

glycine-nitrates combustion
 synthesis                                             525

glycine-nitrates 525

grain boundaries                           145

grains                162

grease                281

greenish-blue light emitting
 lithium-boron complex           357

greenish-blue light                          357

ground scrap tyre rubbers              333

growth kinetic model                231

gun technique    451

halogenated aromatic cardo
polysulfonates 155

hardness            443

Hidden Markov Model               103

high concentration                          477

high energy materials             80

high performance concrete                7

 high pressures 129

 high speed machining          275

 high strength aluminium alloy 135

high temperature                   129,162

horizontal conventional bend                          477

hydrogels            62

hydrogen           391

hysteresis ratio 110


imaging metal grains                          162

incompressible turbulent plane 180

inflation pressure effect                 110

inlet valve         307

InSb thin films 339

interference fitted assemblies         397

ionic transport  455

irregular shaped billets                281


jets                    180

joints                 467

jute-glass fibre hybrid composite                          435


laser           162,269

laser light          162

laser light scattering microscopy       162

laser system      269

latent heat         253

leaf springs       217

light            162,357

light emitting diode                          357

light scattering microscopy       162

light scattering  162

lime sludge          75

liquid phase      231

liquid phase electro epitaxial

 growth        231

lithium-boron complex            357

LMFBR secondary circuit                391

longitudinal       145

loosening           411

loss function     484

low cycle fatigue                          417

low cycle          417

low jitter variable                           269

LPG sensors       87

LQR controller 173

lubricant            281

lumped parameter system              322


machining          209

magnetic properties                           426

manganese ions 426

manganese ions influence          426

manifold injection system                95

marine platform 467

mathematical model                          512

melt quenching  451

metal          162,202

metal grains       162

methacrylate     149

micro welds      217

microscopy 162,368

microstructural features             339

mineral admixtured mortars               18

misalignments   489

mixing water     123

model lift coefficients       293

modeling           145

moisture in paper                          549

monitoring        103

mortars               18

multi-response optimization     484


nano-sized Ce1-xGdxO2-d            525

nanostructured 339

network approach                           195

neural network                7,275,503

non-aromatic energetic compounds       542

numerical simulations         55


optical waveguide                          549

optimal mix           7

optimization                      37,494

optimized column design                503

organic light emitting diode   357

part loads          307

particle trajectory                          293

pavements            117,221,333

PbO-Al2O3-B2O3 glasses               426

perforated plates 30

phase change material             253

phosphate glasses                          445

photoelectrochemical                       140

physical properties                             69

physico-chemical study                155

pinewood          149

pipe bend          477

pipe                  477

planetary gear trains                 489

platform            467

polyacrylamide   62

polyacrylamide hydrogels            62

polymer characterization 368

polymer            368

polynitrohexahydropyrimidines        80

polysilicon        145

polysilicon thin-film transistors 145

polysulfonates 155

polysulfonates  155

portland cement  75

powder mixed electric discharge
machining (PMEDM)                         209

power FLIMOSFET     55

predicting adiabatic exponent           259

pressure              30

pressure drop   477

pressure measurements     30

process parameters                           494

pulse                   18

pulse velocity     18

pulse velocity     18

pure aluminium grades                  45

PVC/fatty acid blends               253


quenching          451

quick estimation                          542

quiescent ambient                          180


radial spring constant            110

rare earth oxide 443

rare earth oxide doped alumina
ceramics                                                  443

reactive alloys   451

regenerative amplifier           269

relative humidity                          405

resistance          117

round jets          180

rubbers              333

rubbers              333


scattering          162

scattering microscopy       162

scattering          162

scrap tyre rubbers                          333

self-compacting concrete      25, 247

setting properties                           123

shakedown        411

shape-stabilized                           253

shrinkage           247

SI engine      95,307

SiCp composites                          535

silicon-silicon     238

simulated annealing                            37

simulated turbine blade                 195

simulations         55

sintering            129

skid resistance  117

slide wear          535

sodium              391

sodium bicarbonate                           123

sodium carbonate                           123

sodium phosphate glasses               455

sodium phosphate                          455

solid oxide         347

solid oxide fuel cell                          525

solid oxide fuel cells                    347,525

solid-liquid mixture                          477

spectroscopic properties         426

splitter                30

spring                110

steel           362,467

strength        75,123

strength criterion                          520

stress distribution                          397

stress ratio parameters        281

stress         397,417

strong alkaline substances        123

structural component        135

styrene              149

super-plasticity                           362

super-plasticity temperature      362

susceptibility    489

suspension system                          173

suspension        173

synthesis                                           80,155

table top           269

table top terawatt femto second
 laser system 269

Taguchi’s method                          209

Taguchi’s quality loss function     484

tanks                 135

tape casting       347

tape                   347

temperature            162,362,405

terawatt femto  269

thermal energy 253

thermal energy storage              253

thermolysis 80,462

thin films  140,145,

thin-film transistors                          145

threaded joints  411

titanium ions          69


titanium              69

tool condition monitoring        103

tool wear           275

tool            103,275






























toughness          443

tractrix die           45

trains                 489

transistors         145

transport           145

transverse         145

truncated cone billets                202

turbine              195

turbine blade     195

two-dimensional simulations         55

two-stroke SI engine                  95

tyre hysteresis ratio                  110

tyre rubbers      333

tyre                   333

ultrasound pulse velocity               18

unidirectional composite         520

unsteady pressure                            30

utility concept 209


V-belt mechanism                          405

vehicles             217

velocity               18


waveguide         549

welded joints    467

welding parameters                            37

welding               37

white grease as lubricant            281

white grease      281

wire electrical discharge machining                        494

wrinkling behaviour                            45