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Welcome to the Mechanics of Materials (MoM) group at IIT Indore. The group is lead by Dr. Eswara Prasad Korimilli and does research in the area of the mechanical behavior of materials primarily to understand role of various microstructural length scales and experimental time scales on the deformation behavior of materials. We use several mechanical and micro-structural characterization tools to unravel the influence of micro-structure, primarily, on the mechanical properties. We resort to both experimental and computational techniques to develop a holistic understanding of role of various micro-structural features on deformation and failure of various materials. The details of the projects are given in the research page and they will be updated periodically. We would like to work with highly "motivated" students. In case if you would like to work with us, please send us an e-mail (eswar_at_iiti.ac.in) with detailed proposal on the topic you would like to work on along with your CV.

June 2021

    • Tulika presented her 3rd CERP on the role of microstructure of Additively Manufactured Ti6Al4V alloys on the mechanical and corrosion behavior.

    • Tulika's manuscript "Effect of powder layer thickness and scan orientation on the deformation and failure of Selectively Laser Melted Ti-6Al-4V alloy over six decades of strain rates" is accepted in Materials Science & Engineering A. Congratulations Tulika!

    • Raineesh got admitted to PhD in the Department of Materials Engineering, IISc. Congratulations and wish you the best!!

    • Hirmukhe's manuscript "Finite element analysis of deformation and failure mechanisms in nanoscale hexagonal cellular structures of metallic glasses" is accepted in Mechanics of Materials journal. Congratulations Hirmukhe!

    • Raineesh has completed his Master's thesis. Congratulations Raineesh!

    • Abhinav's manuscript titled "Effect of structural relaxation on the indentation size effect and deformation behavior of Cu-Zr based nanoglasses" is accepted in Frontiers in Materials. Congratulations Abhinav and all the coauthors!!!

    • Vaibhav's manuscript titled " Tailoring nanomechanical properties of hard and soft PZT piezoceramics via selective annealing" is accepted in Materials today communications. Congratulations Vaibhav and all the other co-authors!!!

May 2021

    • Vartika's BTP has been selected as the best BTP of the MEMS department. Congratulations Vartika!!!

    • Vartika, Chaitanya, and Yashwant have successfully presented their BTP and completed their Bachelor degree. Congratulations!!!

    • Vaibhav has submitted his PhD thesis. Congratulations Vaibhav!!!


News and Updates of MoM group

May 2022

  • Ramanand's manuscript titled "Microindentation response of relaxor ferroelectric PMN-0.32PT single crystal" is accepted for publication in Ceramics International

  • Sonakshi and Yash have presented their final BTP. Sonakshi has used ML to address the inverse problem of indentation while Yash has used it to quantify the fracture of Ti64-xB alloys.

April 2022

  • Prof. Ramamurty has visited our Lab and the MEMS Department. He interacted with the students and gave an insightful lecture on the Structural Integrity of Additively Manufactured Alloys"

  • Tulika, Sandeep, and Lekhana's abstracts are accepted for the IMPLAST conference.

March 2022

  • One of the proposals titled "Investigation of traditional iron monuments in central India and understanding their metallurgical origins" submitted to IKS, AICTE is approved. Thanks to Prof. K. Venkatraman of PMB Gujarat Science College Indore for extending the help as a co-PI in the project.

  • Sonakshi has got admission into PhD program of Georgia Tech. Congratulation Sonakshi!!

February 2022

  • The manuscript titled "Analysis of groove quality and machining behavior of Zr-based metallic glass through laser grooving and electro-jet machining" got accepted in Journal of Laser Applications. Thanks to Srikant and Mullick of IIT BBSR for the fruitful collaboration.

  • Three student interns (Tejas, Roshan, Farhan) join the group as a part of the IKS@AICTE initiative and will be working on the traditional pratices of ancient metallurifical heritage of India

January 2022

  • Tulika proposal submitted to CISKS is accepted. Congratulations Tulika!

  • Raineesh's manuscript "Indentation size effect in Magnesium single crystals of different crystallographic orientations" got accepted in Journal of Materials Research. Congratulations Raineesh!!

December 2021

  • Tulika has won the best oral presentation award in the International Conference on Advanced Materials and Microstrucutral Characterization-2021. Congratulations Tulika!

  • Tulika, Abhinav, and Lekhana have presented their work in the ICAMMC-2021. Congratulationa all!

  • The manuscript titled "Investigation of softening induced indentation size effect in Nanoglass and Metallic glasss" is accepted for publication in Journal of Non-crystalline Solids. Congratulations Hirmukhe.

November 2021

  • Vaibhav, Raineesh, Chaitanya, Yashwant, Vartika, Prathmesh have formally received the degrees during 9th Convocation. Congratulations to all

  • Raineesh's Masters project has been awarded AK Bose metal from Indian Institute of Metals,. Congratulations Raineesh!!

  • Tulika, Abhinav, and Vartika have presented their work in the NMD - ATM 2021. Congratulationa all

  • Vartika is awarded for the best oral presentation in the Industry 4.0 theme. Congratulations Vartika!

October 2021

  • The manuscript titled "Modelling the tribological response in dry sliding of boron modified as-cast Ti6Al4V on hardened steel" is accepted for publication in Journal of Engineering Tribology. Thanks to the efforts of Prof. Abhjit of MU.

  • Prathamesh has successfully defended his Master thesis. Congratulations Prathamesh!!

August 2021

    • The collaborative proposal on Creep and fatigue of selective laser melted Ti-6242 alloy submitted to ARDB along with Dr. Srikant Gollapudi (IIT BBSR) is accepted. Thank you Sri for the efforts and looking forward work with you on this project.

    • Vaibhav has defended his PhD thesis on August 24,2021. Congratulations Dr. Vaibhav and wish you the best for your future endeavors!!

    • Harshal will be joining for his Master's program in the Department of Materials Science Engineering at UCLA. Wish you the best, Harshal!

    • Vartika's BTP work on "Machine Learning Techniques for Fractographic Analysisis" is awarded the best BTP for the year 2021. Congratulations on the commendable work Vartika!!

    • Raineesh is selected for the Institute Silver Medal from the graduating batch of M.Tech students! Congratulations Raineesh!

    • Vaibhav's manuscript "Direct observations of changes in ferroelectric domain configurations around the indentation and ahead of the crack front" got accepted in Materialia. Congratulations Vaibhav!!

July 2021

    • Chaitanya got placed in IOCL. Congratulations Chaitanya! and wish you the best!!

    • Raineesh's manuscript "Novel approach to characterize the deformation under Berkovich and spherical indentations: Study on magnesium single crystals" got accepted in Physical Review Materials. Congratulations Raineesh!!

    • Our "Miniature split Hopkinson bar" is arrived and the trials are under way. This can be used to determine material's mechanical properties at ultrahigh strain rates. Thanks to good friend Syed for the help in setting up the bar!!!

    • Vaibhav is selected for "Future Talent program of Tu-darmstadt". He will be working with Prof. Karsten Durst. Congratulations and Wish you the best Vaibhav!

June 2021

    • Tulika presented her 3rd CERP on the role of microstructure of Additively Manufactured Ti6Al4V alloys on the mechanical and corrosion behavior.

    • Tulika's manuscript "Effect of powder layer thickness and scan orientation on the deformation and failure of Selectively Laser Melted Ti-6Al-4V alloy over six decades of strain rates" is accepted in Materials Science & Engineering A. Congratulations Tulika!

    • Raineesh got admitted to PhD in the Department of Materials Engineering, IISc. Congratulations and wish you the best!!

    • Hirmukhe's manuscript "Finite element analysis of deformation and failure mechanisms in nanoscale hexagonal cellular structures of metallic glasses" is accepted in Mechanics of Materials journal. Congratulations Hirmukhe!

    • Raineesh has completed his Master's thesis. Congratulations Raineesh!

    • Abhinav's manuscript titled "Effect of structural relaxation on the indentation size effect and deformation behavior of Cu-Zr based nanoglasses" is accepted in Frontiers in Materials. Congratulations Abhinav and all the coauthors!!!

    • Vaibhav's manuscript titled " Tailoring nanomechanical properties of hard and soft PZT piezoceramics via selective annealing" is accepted in Materials today communications. Congratulations Vaibhav and all the other co-authors!!!

May 2021

    • Vartika's BTP has been selected as the best BTP of the MEMS department. Congratulations Vartika for the wonderful work!!!

    • Vartika, Chaitanya, and Yashwant have successfully presented their BTP and completed their Bachelor degree. Congratulations!!!

    • Vaibhav has submitted his PhD thesis. Congratulations Vaibhav!!!