Dr. Pankaj Kumar

Assistant Professor

Specialization

Solid Mechanics, Mechanical Vibration, Wave Mechanics, Elastodynamics

Email

pankaj.kumar@thapar.edu

Specialization

Solid Mechanics, Mechanical Vibration, Wave Mechanics, Elastodynamics

Email

pankaj.kumar@thapar.edu


Designation 

Assistant Professor (Visiting) 


Education

•    Ph. D. (IIT Kharagpur) from Department of Mechanical Engineering / Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur – September 2020
•    M. Tech (IIT Delhi) in Design Engineering from Department of Applied Mechanics / Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (7.84 CGPA) – June 2012
•    B.E. in Mechanical Engineering / CSVTU Bhilai (8.41 CGPA) – June 2010


Experience

•    August 2020 – to till date, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, Punjab.
•    December 2013 – July 2019, Teaching Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur.
•    July 2012 – December 2013, Assistant Professor, Institute of Engineering and Technology, GLA University, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.


Teaching Interests 

•    Kinematics and Dynamics of Machines
•    Mechanics of Solids
•    Machine Design
•    Vibration Analysis


Research Interest

•    Wave Induced Motion
•    Non-linear Analysis
•    Friction
•    Ultrasonics
•    Finite Element Analysis


Publications

Publications in International Journals

1)    Pankaj Kumar, Anirvan DasGupta, Ranjan Bhattacharyyaa (2019): Creeping motion characteristics due to bulk wave excitation in an elastic half-space. Ultrasonics, vol. 96, pp. 232–239. (Impact Factor: 3.065).
2)    Pankaj Kumar, Anirvan DasGupta, Ranjan Bhattacharyyaa (2018): Wave induced sliding at the interface between a layered elastic medium and a half-space. Meccanica, vol. 53(13), pp. 3399–3413. (Impact Factor: 2.153).
3)    Pankaj Kumar, Anirvan DasGupta, Ranjan Bhattacharyyaa (2017): On the surface motion characteristics in a single layered half-space excited by bulk waves. Acta Mechanica, vol. 228(9), pp. 3329–3344. (Impact Factor: 2.102).

Publications in Conferences and Proceedings

1)    Pankaj Kumar: Propagation of viscoelastic waves in moving half-space. In: Proceedings of 26th International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV26) held at Montréal, Canada, July 2019.
2)    Pankaj Kumar, Anirvan DasGupta, Ranjan Bhattacharyyaa: Contact problem of an elastic bulk wave interacting imperfectly with a rigid base. In: Proceedings of 26th International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV26) held at Montréal, Canada, July 2019.
3)    Pankaj Kumar, Anirvan DasGupta, Ranjan Bhattacharyyaa: Analytical studies of imperfect interface subjected to elastic bulk wave. In: Proceedings of 25th International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV25) held at Hiroshima, Japan, July 2018.
4)    Pankaj Kumar, Anirvan DasGupta, Ranjan Bhattacharyyaa: Propagation of viscoelastic waves in a single layered medium with a free surface.  In: Proceedings of 13th International Conference on Vibration Problems (ICOVP13) held at IIT Guwahati, India, December 2017.


Achievement, Awards and Recognitions

•    Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering in the year 2010 and 2012.
•    Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India National Fellowship for doctoral and post-graduation studies.
•    Certified Yellow Belt in Six Sigma

Street:         Thapar Technology Campus
Postcode:    147004
City:            Patiala
Country:     India
Email:         pankaj.kumar@thapar.edu
Located in: SIDC, Mechanical Engineering Department, TIET.

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