Kaushik Kumar

Kaushik Kumar, B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering, REC [Now NIT], Warangal), MBA (Marketing, IGNOU) and Ph.D (Engineering, Jadavpur University), is presently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India. He has 14 years of Teaching & Research and over 11 years of industrial experience in a manufacturing unit of Global repute. His areas of teaching and research interest are Quality Management Systems, Optimization, Non-conventional machining, CAD / CAM, Rapid Prototyping and Composites. He has 9 Patents,15 Books, 6 Edited Book 35 Book Chapters, 120 international Journal publications, 18 International and 8 National Conference publications to his credit. He is on the editorial board and review panel of 7 International and 1 National Journals of repute. He has been felicitated with many awards and honours.

Publications

Integrated Manufacturing System for Complex Geometries: Towards Zero Waste in Additive Manufacturing
Divya Zindani, Kaushik Kumar. © 2020. 11 pages.
The chapter proposes an integrated manufacturing system consisting of three main components: digital prototyping, physical prototyping, and lost core technology. The integrated...
Selection of Prototyping Process and Part Orientation for Virtually Manufactured Gears
Divya Zindani, Kaushik Kumar. © 2020. 17 pages.
This chapter explores transformation of a virtually produced gear to a physical product using rapid prototyping technique. The same can be segregated into two parts. The first...
Methodologies and Outcomes of Engineering and Technological Pedagogy
Kaushik Kumar, J. Paulo Davim. © 2020. 364 pages.
Engineering pedagogy is closely linked to both the technical and the pedagogical sciences. Over the years, engineering pedagogy has shifted from practical education to teaching...
Strategic Planning of Cold Supply Chain Towards Good Manufacturing Practices: Issues and Challenges in Indian Market
Supriyo Roy, Kaushik Kumar. © 2020. 13 pages.
Cold Chain addresses subset of supply chain involving production, storage and distribution of products that require ‘level of temperature control' to retain ‘key...
A Machining Program Employing a Slip Line Field Modelling Technique Over Other Constitutive Models
Hridayjit Kalita, Kaushik Kumar. © 2020. 31 pages.
Machining involves complex plastic material flow at the chip separation site which makes it difficult to predict forces and other machining outputs to higher accuracy. Modelling...
Digital Technology Integration in Different Educational Fields: Design, Architecture, Tourism, and Business Engineering
Hridayjit Kalita, Kaushik Kumar. © 2020. 20 pages.
The perception of learning and teaching in the educational universities have been affected by digital technology. With the industrial concern over sustainability of resources and...
Non-Conventional Machining in Modern Manufacturing Systems
Kaushik Kumar, Nisha Kumari, J. Paulo Davim. © 2019. 303 pages.
Continuous improvements in machining practices have created opportunities for businesses to develop more streamlined processes. This not only leads to higher success in...
Fuzzy Logic Approach for Material Selection in Mechanical Engineering Design
Nadeem Faisal, Apurba Kumar Roy, Kaushik Kumar. © 2019. 18 pages.
The selection of materials for a product in mechanical design holds a great importance as the selection of a specific material can impact the success or failure of the product....
Application of Renewable Energy System With Fuzzy Logic
Sweta Singh, Divya Zindani, Apurba Kumar Roy, Kaushik Kumar. © 2019. 26 pages.
There has been rapid surge in energy consumption owing to the industrialization and the growing population. There has been a shift from agrarian economy to the industrial...
Fuzzy Logic for Machining Applications: Review
Divya Zindani, Apurba Kumar Roy, Kaushik Kumar, J. Paulo Davim. © 2019. 21 pages.
There have been umpteen research reports on the usage of artificial intelligence (AI) strategies for modelling various machining processes. One of the well-known AI strategies is...
Recent Developments in Wire Electrical Discharge Machining
Nadeem Faisal, Sumit Bhowmik, Kaushik Kumar. © 2019. 28 pages.
The tremendous growth of manufacturing industries and desired need of accuracy and precision has put a great importance on non-traditional machining processes. Metal and...
An Investigation Into Non-Conventional Machining of Metal Matrix Composites
Divya Zindani, Kaushik Kumar. © 2019. 13 pages.
One of the recently developing fields is that of non-traditional machining of particle reinforced metal matrix composites. The complexity associated with traditional machining of...
Recycling and Reuse of Building Materials From Construction and Demolition: An Environmental Evaluation for Sustainable Growth
Nadeem Faisal, Kaushik Kumar. © 2019. 20 pages.
Urbanization is creating enormous pressure for the effective utilization of the existing land with demolition of old structures for new and modern structures. The debris produced...
Design, Development, and Optimization of Bio-Mechatronic Engineering Products
Kaushik Kumar, J. Paulo Davim. © 2019. 312 pages.
Biomechanical engineering is involved with creating and producing a variety of products in everyday use, from environmentally safe plastics to various foods, fabrics, and...
Earthquake Resistant Design: Issues and Challenges
Md. Farrukh, Nadeem Faisal, Kaushik Kumar. © 2019. 21 pages.
In the long history of mankind's existence, nature's forces have influenced human existence to a great extent. Of all natural disasters, the least understood and most...
Integrated Manufacturing System for Complex Geometries: Towards Zero Waste in Additive Manufacturing
Divya Zindani, Kaushik Kumar. © 2019. 10 pages.
The chapter proposes an integrated manufacturing system consisting of three main components: digital prototyping, physical prototyping, and lost core technology. The integrated...
Optimization of Process Parameters for Electro-Chemical Machining of EN19: Using Particle Swamp Optimization
Divya Zindani, Nadeem Faisal, Kaushik Kumar. © 2019. 16 pages.
Electrochemical machining (ECM) is a non-conventional machining process that is used for machining of hard-to-machine materials. The ECM process is widely used for the machining...
Strategic Best-in-Class Performance for Voice to Customer: Is Big Data in Logistics a Perfect Match?
Supriyo Roy, Kaushik Kumar. © 2019. 13 pages.
For any forward-looking perspective, organizational information which is typically historical, incomplete and most of the time inaccurate, needs to be enriched with external...
Additive Manufacturing Technologies From an Optimization Perspective
Kaushik Kumar, Divya Zindani, J. Paulo Davim. © 2019. 350 pages.
In this technology-driven era, conventional manufacturing is increasingly at risk of reaching its limit, and a more design-driven manufacturing process, additive manufacturing...
A Brief History of Prosthetics and Orthotics of the Lower Body and Their Types
Dheeman Bhuyan, Kaushik Kumar. © 2019. 21 pages.
Prosthetics and orthotics are items taken for granted in today's day and age. However, this has not always been the case. The history of these everyday items is long and very...
Design of a Prosthetic Ankle Complex: A Study in Biomimetic System Design
Dheeman Bhuyan, Kaushik Kumar. © 2019. 25 pages.
Nature has, over a large span of geological time, engineered near perfect solutions to most problems humans face today. Motion of the limbs is one such area, and the cutting edge...
Additive Manufacturing: A Tool for Better Education
Hridayjit Kalita, Divya Zindani, Kaushik Kumar. © 2019. 36 pages.
Additive manufacturing (AM) is the most advanced recently trending manufacturing technique that employs 3D printers to create 3D objects by layer upon layer fabrication from the...
Preface
Kaushik Kumar, J. Paulo Davim. © 2018. 4 pages.
This Preface is included in the book Design and Optimization of Mechanical Engineering Products.
Comparative Study of Mechanical and Tribological Behaviour of Thermoplast-Based Composites: With Inorganic and Natural Particulate Fillers
Kaushik Kumar, J. Paulo Davim. © 2018. 21 pages.
The usage of composite material has been increasing day by day over the years due to the excellent properties being offered by them such as lower volume-to-weight ratio, improved...
Efficacy of Composites for Fabrication of Orthotic Calipers
Nisha Kumari, Kaushik Kumar. © 2018. 20 pages.
Composites based materials are becoming more important in the field of aerospace, automobile, medicine, sports, energy etc. The principal quality of composite materials is their...
Application of ANN and PSO Swarm Optimization for Optimization in Advanced Manufacturing: A Case With CNC Lathe
Nehal Dash, Sanghamitra Debta, Kaushik Kumar. © 2018. 21 pages.
CNC lathe is one of the best machining techniques which provides us with better accuracy and precision. Considering speed, feed and depth of cut as inputs and among all possible...
Identification of Optimal Process Parameters in Electro-Discharge Machining Using ANN and PSO
Kaushik Kumar, J. Paulo Davim. © 2018. 19 pages.
Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) process is a widely used machining process in several fabrication, construction and repair work applications. Considering Pulse-On Time...
Optimization of Process Parameters in Plasma Arc Cutting Applying Genetic Algorithm and Fuzzy Logic
Nehal Dash, Apurba Kumar Roy, Sanghamitra Debta, Kaushik Kumar. © 2018. 17 pages.
Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC) process is a widely used machining process in several fabrication, construction and repair work applications. Considering gas pressure, arc current and...
Design of Impeller Blade of Mixed Flow Pump: A Comparative Analysis
Divya Zindani, Apurba Kumar Roy, Kaushik Kumar. © 2018. 30 pages.
Mixed flow pumps have got a wide range of application such as that in irrigation, flood control, dewatering and power station cooling systems. A number of design templates have...
Lower Body Orthotic Calipers With Composite Braces
Nisha Kumari, Kaushik Kumar. © 2018. 19 pages.
Composite based materials are finding application in a large number of research and engineering spectrum due to its better mechanical properties (strength and stiffness)...
Selection of Prototyping Process and Part Orientation for Virtually Manufactured Gears
Divya Zindani, Kaushik Kumar. © 2018. 17 pages.
This chapter explores transformation of a virtually produced gear to a physical product using rapid prototyping technique. The same can be segregated into two parts. The first...
Optimization of Process Parameters Using Taguchi Coupled Genetic Algorithm: Machining in CNC Lathe
Supriyo Roy, J. Paulo Davim, Kaushik Kumar. © 2017. 27 pages.
In the era of mass manufacturing, Material removal rate and Surface Roughness are of primary concern even in manufacturing using contemporary CNC machines. In this work, L27...
Strategic Best-in-Class Performance for Voice to Customer: Is Big Data in Logistics a Perfect Match?
Supriyo Roy, Kaushik Kumar. © 2017. 13 pages.
For any forward-looking perspective, organizational information which is typically historical, incomplete and most of the time inaccurate, needs to be enriched with external...
Strategic Planning of Cold Supply Chain Towards Good Manufacturing Practices: Issues and Challenges in Indian Market
Supriyo Roy, Kaushik Kumar. © 2017. 16 pages.
Cold Chain addresses subset of supply chain involving production, storage and distribution of products that require ‘level of temperature control' to retain ‘key...
Optimization of Process Parameters Using Soft Computing Techniques: A Case With Wire Electrical Discharge Machining
Supriyo Roy, Kaushik Kumar, J. Paulo Davim. © 2017. 44 pages.
Machining of hard metals and alloys using Conventional machining involves increased demand of time, energy and cost. It causes tool wear resulting in loss of quality of the...
Process Optimization in Non-Conventional Processes: Experimentation With Plasma Arc Cutting
Milan Kumar Das, Tapan Kumar Barman, Prasanta Sahoo, Kaushik Kumar. © 2017. 38 pages.
Conventional machining becomes non-efficient and non-effective in case of intricate shape and also while working with hard metals and alloys due to excessive tool wear. In such...
Strategic Designing and Optimization of Mixed Flow Impeller Blades for Maritime Applications
Apurba Kumar Roy, Supriyo Roy, Kaushik Kumar. © 2016. 39 pages.
Mixed flow impellers are extensively used in turbomachines either to convert mechanical energy to fluid energy or to convert fluid energy to mechanical energy. According to the...
Optimization of Inventory for Optimal Replenishment Policies and Lead-Time with Time Varying Demand: A Genetic Algorithm Approach
Kaushik Kumar, Supriyo Roy. © 2016. 21 pages.
Considering a single period inventory management problem used in the distribution channel to represent consumer demand for marketing/sales of a product, attempt is made to...
Sustainable Operation Planning and Optimization in Manufacturing: A Case with Electro-Discharge Machining
Vikas, Supriyo Roy, Kaushik Kumar. © 2016. 27 pages.
Demands on today's products have become very complex as buyers expect enhanced quality. Choosing a proper integrated manufacturing technology is the most difficult and time...
Sustainable Non Traditional Manufacturing Processes: A Case with Electrochemical Machining (ECM)
Abhishek Tiwari, Kaushik Kumar, Supriyo Roy. © 2016. 45 pages.
Sustainable operations strategy, an important field of research for engineering optimization, is posing an increasing challenge to operations managers. Sustainable operations can...
Estimation of Mechanical and Tribological Properties of Epoxy-Based Green Composites
Supriyo Roy, Sumit Bhowmik, J. Paulo Davim, Kaushik Kumar. © 2016. 29 pages.
Composites based on natural fibre reinforcement have generated wide research and engineering interest in the last few decades due to their small density, high specific strength...