Non-Conventional Machining in Modern Manufacturing Systems

Non-Conventional Machining in Modern Manufacturing Systems

Kaushik Kumar (Birla Institute of Technology, India), Nisha Kumari (Birla Institute of Technology, India) and J. Paulo Davim (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Release Date: September, 2018|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 303|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6161-3
ISBN13: 9781522561613|ISBN10: 1522561617|EISBN13: 9781522561620|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781522587590


Continuous improvements in machining practices have created opportunities for businesses to develop more streamlined processes. This not only leads to higher success in day-to-day production, but also increases the overall success of businesses.

Non-Conventional Machining in Modern Manufacturing Systems provides emerging research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of technological advancements in industrial environments and applications in manufacturing. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as optimization techniques, electrical discharge machining, and hot machining, this book is ideally designed for business managers, engineers, business professionals, researchers, and academicians seeking current research on non-conventional and technologically advanced machining processes.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Electrical Discharge Machining
  • Hot Machining
  • Metal Matrix Composites
  • Non-Conventional Technologies
  • Optimization Techniques
  • Photochemical Machining
  • Ultrasonic Machining Processes

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

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.
Nisha Kumari (B.Tech, Mechanical Engineering, ITER SOA University, Bhubaneswar), presently pursuing M.E. (Design of Mechanical Equipment, BIT Mesra). Her areas of interests are Biomechanics, Manufacturing, Composites, Product and Process Design and Automation. She has 1 International Journal publications and 1 National Conference publication to her credit.
J. Paulo Davim ( received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1997, M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering (materials and manufacturing processes) in 1991, Mechanical Engineering degree (5 years) in 1986, from the University of Porto (FEUP), the Aggregate title (Full Habilitation) from the University of Coimbra in 2005 and the D.Sc. from London Metropolitan University in 2013. He is Senior Chartered Engineer by the Portuguese Institution of Engineers with an MBA and Specialist title in Engineering and Industrial Management. He is also Eur Ing by FEANI-Brussels and Fellow (FIET) by IET-London. Currently, he is Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience in Manufacturing, Materials, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, with special emphasis in Machining & Tribology. He also has an interest in Management, Engineering Education and Higher Education for Sustainability. He has guided large numbers of postdoc, Ph.D. and master’s students, as well as has coordinated and participated in several financed research projects. He has received several scientific awards. He has worked as evaluator of projects for ERC-European Research Council and other international research agencies as well as examiner of Ph.D. thesis for many universities in different countries. He is the Editor in Chief of several international journals, Guest Editor of journals, books Editor, book Series Editor and Scientific Advisor for many international journals and conferences. Presently, he is an Editorial Board member of 30 international journals and acts as reviewer for more than 100 prestigious Web of Science journals. In addition, he has also published as editor (and co-editor) more than 120 books and as author (and co-author) more than 10 books, 80 book chapters and 400 articles in journals and conferences (more than 250 articles in journals indexed in Web of Science core collection/h-index 52+/9000+ citations, SCOPUS/h-index 57+/11000+ citations, Google Scholar/h-index 73+/17000+).