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 Head, ME and Head, MMG
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Academic / Research Experience :
20  Years

  • Visiting Professor/Guest Faculty during 2005-2010,

- Advanced Systems Laboratory (ASL), DRDL, Hyderabad. 
- Nuclear Fuel Complex, Hyderabad.
- 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 - till date)
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
  • Sir Issac Newton Scientific Award of Excellence, 2012
  • Man of the Year, 2012, American Biographical Institute.
  • Cambridge Certificate for Outstanding Engineering Achievement, 2012, International Biographical Center, Cambridge, England.
  • Reviewer, International Journals
  • 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 Modeling of Tribological characteristics of high pressure reciprocating hydraulic seals subjected to shock loading’ funded by R&DE(Engrs), Pune.
  • 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
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 Five)

  • A.Kumaraswamy et al, ‘Study of effect of seal profile on tribological characteristics of reciprocating hydraulic seals’, Journal of Tribology in Industry, vol.34, No.2 (2015), 264-274.
  • A.Kumaraswamy et al, ‘Investigation of friction in rectangular Nitrile-Butadiene Rubber (NBR) hydraulic rod seals for defence applications’ Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, 29(11) (2015), 1-7.
  • A.Kumaraswamy et al, ‘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’. International Journal of Materials and Design. Vol. 51(2013), 331-341.
  • A.Kumaraswamy et al, ‘Enhancement of seal life through carbon composite backup rings under shock loading conditions in defence applications, Journal of Defence Technology, Article in press,
  • A.Kumaraswamy et al, ‘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.
  • A.Kumaraswamy et al, ‘Flow Behaviour of Ti-6Al-4V Subjected to Multi Directional Isothermal Compression’ Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, 68(2015), S105-S108.
  • A.Kumaraswamy et al, ‘Investigation of elasto-plastic deformation behavior of Haynes242 alloy subjected to Nanoscale loads through indentation experiments’ Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, Available online DOI 10.1007/s12666-015-0550-8.