Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune


Established u/s 3 of the UGC act 1956. 

MHRD, Government of India  has placed DIAT (DU) in Category 'A' Deemed University  & 'NAAC' and NBA Accredited

(An Autonomous Organization, Department of Defence Research & Development, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India)

Dr. A. Kumaraswamy
Dr. A. Kumaraswamy
PhD(OU), M.Tech(NITW),B.Tech (MechEngg)
Professor and HMMG

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Academic / Research Experience :
    22 Years
  • Visiting Professor/Guest Faculty during 2005-2010
  1. Advanced Systems Laboratory (ASL), DRDL, Hyderabad.
  2. Structural Division,DRDL,Hyderabad.
  3. Nuclear Fuel Complex,Hyderabad.
  4. Satyam Computers Learning Centre,Hyderabad.
    • Professor & Associate Dean (R&D), SNIST, Hyderabad (2008-2010)
    • PhD Guide in Mechanical Engineering, JNTU and OU, Hyderabad.
    • Controller of Examinations (CoE), DIAT (DU), Pune (2011 - April 2015).
    • Head,Materials Management Group (April 2015 - Aug. 2017)
    Professional Membership :
    • Life Member, Indian Society for Technical Education
    • Life Member, Indian Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
    Awards and Honors :
    • National Technology Oration Award instituted by DRDO, 2015
    • Listed in Who’s Who in the World (29th edition), Marquis, New Jersey, 2012.
    • Fellow, Institution of Engineers (India)
    • Visited Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, USA, Dec,2013
    • Reviewer of many International Journals by Elsevier,Springer etc.
    • Best Teacher award [1999-2010], SNIST, Hyderabad.
    • University 4th rank in B.Tech, Kakatiya University, 1992.
    Sponsored R & D Projects
    • A Research project on 'Numerical investigation of penetration characteristics of preformed fragments at various obliquity angles and the development of software for prediction of spatial distribution of preformed fragments from a Directional Fragment Generator Warhead (FGW)' funded by ARMREB.
    • A Research Project on ‘Numerical Modeling of Tribological characteristics of high pressure reciprocating hydraulic seals subjected to shock loading’ funded by R&DE(Engrs), Pune [Completed].
    • Design and Development of low cost High velocity gas gun to investigate high strain rate deformation behavior of materials for Defence application  funded by DIAT(DU), Pune [Completed].
    Area’s of Research :
    • Solid Mechanics/Contact Mechanics, Stress Analysis, Tribology
    • Static(Macro/Micro/Nano) indentation, Nano Scratching
    • Dynamic indentation-High strain-rate flow  behavior  of materials for Defence applications
    • Finite Element Analysis
    Publications (Total) Books Journals Conference Proceedings Book Chapter Others Invited Talks
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    Articles [Latest 10]

    1. A.Kumaraswamy, B.Venkataraman, Effect of temperature on constraint factor of Ti-6Al-4V under static indentation conditions, Scripta Materialia, 54(2006) 493-498.
    2. A.Kumaraswamy, V.VasudevaRao, Effect of temperature on constraint factor of IN718 under static indentation conditions’, Materials Science and Engineering-A (Elsevier), 527(2010) 6230-6234.
    3. A.Kumaraswamy, V.Vasudeva Rao, ‘High strain-rate flow behavior of Ti-6Al-4V from dynamic indentation experiments’, Materials Science and Engineering-A (Elsevier), 528 (2011) 1238-1241.
    4. A.Devaraju, A. Kumar, A. Kumaraswamy,B.Kotiveerachary ‘Effect of reinforcements (SiC & Al2O3) and rotational speed on wear and mechanical properties of aluminum alloy 6061-T6 based surface hybrid composites produced via friction stir processing’, Materials and Design (Elsevier), 51(2013),331-341.
    5. A.Devaraju, A. Kumar, A. Kumaraswamy, B.Kotiveerachary, ‘Wear and Mechanical properties of 6061-T6 Aluminum alloy Surface Hybrid Composites [(SiC+Gr) & (SiC+Al2O3)] Fabricated by Friction stir processing’, Journal of Materials Research and Technology (Elsevier), 2 (2013), 362-369.
    6. B.Sridhar Babu, A.Kumaraswamy, B.Anjaneya Prasad ‘Effect of indentation size and strain rate on nanomechanical behavior of Ti-6Al-4V alloy’, Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals (Springer), 68(1), (2015), 143-150.
    7. B.Sridharbabu, A.Kumaraswamy, B.Anjaneya Prasad, ‘Investigation of elasto-plastic deformation behavior of Haynes242 alloy subjected to Nanoscale loads through indentation experiments’ Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals (Springer).
    8. Shankar Bhaumik, A.Kumaraswamy, S.Guruprasad etal. ‘Investigation of friction in rectangular Nitrile-Butadiene Rubber (NBR) hydraulic rod seals for defence applications’ Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology (Springer), 29(11) (2015), 1-7.
    9. Shankar Bhaumik, A.Kumaraswamy, S.Guruprasad ‘Enhancement of seal life through carbon composite backup rings under shock loading conditions in defence applications, Journal of Defence Technology (Elsevier), 12 (2016) 39-45.
    10. A Kumaraswamy, R V Vaidyanathan­­­,J V Kamesh, E Hemalatha, ‘Investigation of fin buffet characteristics of a developmental combat aircraft through wind tunnel experiments’ Journal of Aerospace Sciences and Technology, vol 69(2) (2017), 286-293.