Dr. V. Senthilkumar

Dr.V.Senthilkumar is Professor in the Department of Production Engineering at NIT, Tiruchirappalli with over 24 years of teaching and research experience. He has published more than 75 papers in International Journals and made 20 International conference presentations. He completed many research based projects and consultancy works getting funds from various agencies such as DRDO, DST, CSIR and BHEL. His areas of specializations are manufacturing process modelling, Crash/Blast Simulation, Light weight structures for Ballistic Applications, Advanced Material Processing


  • B.E. (Mechanical Engineering) , Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai (1994)
  • M.E. (Manufacturing Technology),  Regional Engineering College, Tiruchirappalli (1997)
  • Ph.D. (Production Engineering) National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli (2007)

Areas of Academic/Research Interest

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Applications of cryogenics in Manufactucturing
  • FEM, Modelling and simulation of Manufacturing processes
  • Crash/Blast Simulation
  • Fluid Structure Interaction analysis in Non-Linear Mechanical/Ballistic applications


Subjects Taught

  • Forming Technology
  • Finite Element Methods for Engineers
  • Modelling and simulation of Manufacturing processes



  • Teaching and research 24 years
  • Industrial experience 2 years


Research Publications


Sponsored Projects/Consultancy works


       Project Title





Neural Network Based Prediction of Deformation, Densification and Workability Behaviour of Nano Titanium Carbide Particles Reinforced Aluminium Matrix Nanocomposites

  DST, GoI

Amount:    12.78                                     

From:         15.05.2008                 To:    15.11.2011               Status:    Completed

        Project Title




Electrical Discharge Alloying of Ni-WC Metal Matrix Composite on D53 Die Steel for Improved Wear Resistance


Co-Investigator                                               Amount:    19.79                 # of Co-PI :   2 From:         01.10.2010                 To:    01.10.2013               Status:    Completed

          Project Title




Improvement of Surface Characteristics of Bio-Degradable Magnesium Alloys Through Cryogenic Machining


Co-Investigator                                               Amount:    21.75              

From:         12.02.2013                 To:    30.09.2016               Status:    Completed

Project Title 


Design and Analysis of Armour Solution Against Mine Blast, CVRDE-DRDO, Chennai

P.I.                                                                     Amount:    22.68                

From:         19.07.2021                 To:    14.01.2023               Status:    In Progress




Project Title :



Experimental Investigations on the Performance of Nano Composite Surface Coatings for Boiler Applications

B.H.E.L., Tiruchirappalli

Amount:13.50 Lakhs                                  


From:         15.11.2010                To:   15.11.2012               Status:     Completed


Project Title :

Feasibility of Nano-Fluid Based Liquid Coupled Air Heater Instead of Existing Air Heater for Boiler

B.H.E.L, Tiruchirappalli

Amount: 6.10 Lakhs                                   


From:         02.03.2011                To:   21.05.2012               Status:     Completed






Research Guidance

PhD Completed:8   | PhD Scholars ongoing : 6

M.S (By Research ) : 3


Reviewer in Journal/Conferences

  • Materials and Design
  • Measurement
  • International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Journal of Material Processing Technology
  • Material Letters


International Collaborations/Visits

  • One Month visit to Mechanical Engineering (Materials Division), National University of Singapore, Singapore (June’2008) under TEQIP I


Academic/Administrative Responsibilities outside the University:

  • Board of Studies- Member, Academic Council, Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, Hosur
  • Board of Studies- Member, Academic Council, Francis Xavier Engineering College, Tirunelveli
  • Doctoral Committee - PhD Scholar, GCE, Tirunelveli.
  • Board of Studies, Adhiyamaan College Of Engineering (Autonomous),Hosur, Anna University, Chennai.
  • Doctoral Committee Member-Anna University, Chennai
  • Drawing and Section Committee, BIS-Principal Member, Beaurea of Indian Standards, GoI

Workshops/ Symposia/ Conferences/ Colloquia/Seminars Organized (as Chairman/ Organizing Secretary/ Convenor / Co-Convenor)

  • STTP-Composite Materials‐ Processing and Opportunities
  • STTP-Processing of Smart Materials
  • WORKSHOP-Fundamental and Advanced Finite Element Methods

Invited Talks delivered

  • Guest Lecture in AICTE Sponsored Faculty Development Program-M.Kumarasamy College of Engineering, Karur
  • Guest Lecture in AICTE Sponsored Faculty Development Program-Thiyagarajar Polytechnic College, Salem

Membership of Learned Societies

  • Indian Society for Technical Education (Life Member)


  • Justus Panicker.C.T.,., Senthilkumar, V.,Rotational Arc Based Dual Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing of Low Alloy Steel with Nichrome Inclusions for Improved Mechanical Properties,Material letters,2022
  • Kumaran, M., Senthilkumar, V.,Influence of Heat Treatment on Stainless Steel 316L Alloy Manufactured by Hybrid Additive Manufacturing Using Powder Bed Fusion and Directed Energy Deposition,Metals and Materials International,2022
  • S.Amal, C.T.Justus Panicker, V.Senthilkumar, Simulation of wire arc additive manufacturing to find out the optimal path planning strategy,Materials Today: Proceedings,2022
  • S Ramakrishnan,D. Lenin Singaravelu,V. Senthilkumar,C Velmurugan,Experimental investigation on microstructural characterization of machined Ti-6Al-4V using abrasive water jet machining,Sadhana,2022
  • Kumaran, V. Senthilkumar, C. T. Justus Panicker, R. Shishir,Concept Design and Analysis of Multi-layer and Multi-process Piston of SS316L and AlSi10Mg by Additive Manufacturing,Recent Advances in Materials and Modern Manufacturing-book chapter,2022.
  • Kumaran,T. Sathies,N. S. Balaji,G. Bharathiraja,S. Mohan,V. Senthilkumar,Influence of heat treatment on stainless steel 316L alloy fabricated using directed energy deposition ,Materials Today: Proceedings,2022
  • Kumaran, M., Senthilkumar, V., Experimental characterization of stainless steel 316L alloy fabricated with combined powder bed fusion and directed energy deposition,Welding in the World,2021,65-7.
  • Velmurugan, C., Senthilkumar, V.,Effects Of Particle Size And Sintering Temperature On Superelasticity Behavior Of Niti Shape Memory Alloy Using Nanoindentation,Surface Review and Letters,2021,28-5
  • Parida, R.P., Senthilkumar, V.,Analytical analysis and experimental validation of the effects of process parameters on meltpool size during the selective laser melting (slm) of inconel 718,Lasers in Engineering,2021,49-1.
  • Vijaya Kumar, P., Jebakani, D., Velmurugan, C., Senthilkumar, V.,Effect of SiC on Mechanical and Microstructural Characteristics of Al Based Functionally Graded Material, Silicon,2021
  • Kumaran, V. Senthilkumar, T.Sathies, C. T. Justus Panicker, Effect of heat treatment on stainless steel 316L alloy sandwich structure fabricated using directed energy deposition and powder bed fusion, Material letters 313(5):131766
  • Kesavan, J., Senthilkumar, V.,Experimental investigations on cryo-machining of Hastelloy C-276 with tool wear characteristics, Sadhana - Academy Proceedings in Engineering Sciences,2020,45-1.
  • Kesavan, J., Velmurugan, C., Senthilkumar, V., Dinesh, S.,Optimization of WEDM parameters on surface integrity characteristics of NiTi shape memory alloy, Materials Today: Proceedings,2020,43
  • Velmurugan, C., Kesavan, J., Senthilkumar, V., Ramya, K.,Effects of sintering temperature on dihedral angle of NiTiCu SMA fabricated using spark plasma sintering,Materials Today: Proceedings,2020,43.
  • Priya Parida, R., Senthilkumar, V.,Experimental studies of defect generation in selective laser melted Inconel 718 alloy,Materials Today: Proceedings,2020,39
  • Velmurugan, C., Senthilkumar, V., Kesavan, J., Ramya, K.,Effects of sintering temperature on grain growth of NiTiCu shape memory alloy,Materials Today: Proceedings,2020,39
  • Ramakrishnan, S., Senthilkumar, V., Singaravelu, D.L.,Effect of cutting parameters on surface integrity characteristics of Ti-6Al-4V in abrasive water jet machining process, Materials Research Express,2019,6-11.
  • Jeyasimman, D., Senthilkumar, V., Narayanasamy, R.,Hot deformation response of AL 6061-MWCNTs alloy composites, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering,2019,8-12
  • Velmurugan, C., Senthilkumar, V., Kamala, P.S.,Microstructure and corrosion behavior of NiTi shape memory alloys sintered in the SPS process,International Journal of Minerals, Metallurgy and Materials,2019,26-10
  • Arunkumar, S., Kumaravel, P., Velmurugan, C., Senthilkumar, V.,Effects of thermal aging on phase transformation and microstructural characteristics of NiTi shape memory alloy, Materials Research Express,2019,6-10.
  • Dinesh, S., Senthilkumar, V., Asokan, P.,Effect of cryogenic cooling on texture and microstructural evolution of ZK60 magnesium alloy during machining, Materials Research Express,2019,6-9
  • Arulkirubakaran, D., Senthilkumar, V., Chilamwar, V.L., Senthil, P.,Performance of surface textured tools during machining of Al-Cu/TiB 2 composite, Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation,2019,137
  • Velmurugan, C., Senthilkumar, V.,Optimization of spark plasma sintering parameters for NiTiCu shape memory alloys,Materials and Manufacturing Processes,2019,34-4
  • Kesavan, J., Senthilkumar, V., Dinesh, S.,Experimental and numerical investigations on machining of Hastelloy C276 under cryogenic condition,Materials Today: Proceedings, 2019,27
  • Senthilkumar, V., Velmurugan, C.,Spark plasma sintering of niti shape memory alloy, Spark Plasma Sintering of Materials: Advances in Processing and Applications,2019
  • Velmurugan, C., Senthilkumar, V.,The effect of Cu addition on the morphological, structural and mechanical characteristics of nanocrystalline NiTi shape memory alloys,Journal of Alloys and Compounds,2018,767.
  • Velmurugan, C., Senthilkumar, V., Biswas, K., Yadav, S.,Densification and microstructural evolution of spark plasma sintered NiTi shape memory alloy,Advanced Powder Technology,2018,29-10
  • Velmurugan, C., Senthilkumar, V., Dinesh, S., Arulkirubakaran, D.,Machining of NiTi-shape memory alloys-A review, Machining Science and Technology,2018,22-3
  • Arulkirubakaran, D., Senthilkumar, V., Dinesh, S., Velmurugan, C., Manikandan, N., Raju, R.,Effect of Textured Tools on Machining of Ti-6Al-4V Alloy under Lubricant Condition,Materials Today: Proceedings,2018,5-6
  • Velmurugan, C., Senthilkumar, V., Dinesh, S., Arulkirubakaran, D.,Review on phase transformation behavior of NiTi shape memory alloys,Materials Today: Proceedings,2018, 5-6
  • Velmurugan, C., Senthilkumar, V., Dinesh, S., Arul Kirubakaran, D.,Artificial neural network prediction of wire electrical discharge machining properties on sintered porous NiTi shape memory alloy,Materials Today: Proceedings,2018,5-2
  • Arunkumar, S., Kumaravel, P., Velmurugan, C., Senthilkumar, V.,Microstructures and mechanical properties of nanocrystalline NiTi intermetallics formed by mechanosynthesis, International Journal of Minerals, Metallurgy and Materials,2018,25-1
  • Thiyagarajan, B., Senthilkumar, V., Suresh, S.,Synthesis and Characterization of nanostructured NiCrFeSiB HVOF Coating, Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, 2017,70-10
  • Arulkirubakaran, D., Senthilkumar, V., Dinesh, S.,Effect of textures on machining of Ti-6Al-4V alloy for coated and uncoated tools: A numerical comparison, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology,2017,93-1
  • Thiyagarajan, B., Senthilkumar, V.,Experimental studies on fly-ash erosion behavior of Ni-Cr based nanostructured thermal spray coating in boiler tubes,Materials and Manufacturing Processes,2017,32-11
  • Dinesh, S., Senthilkumar, V., Asokan, P.,Experimental studies on the cryogenic machining of biodegradable ZK60 Mg alloy using micro-textured tools, Materials and Manufacturing Processes,2017,32-9
  • Arulkirubakaran, D., Senthilkumar, V.,Performance of TiN and TiAlN coated micro-rooved tools during machining of Ti-6Al-4V alloy, International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials,2017,62
  • Velmurugan, C., Senthilkumar, V., Sarala, S., Arivarasan, J.,Low temperature diffusion bonding of Ti-6Al-4V and duplex stainless steel, Journal of Materials Processing Technology,2016,234
  • Palanisamy, D., Senthil, P., Senthilkumar, V.,The effect of aging on machinability of 15Cr-5Ni precipitation hardened stainless steel, Archives of Civil and Mechanical Engineering ,2016,16-1
  • Arulkirubakaran, D., Senthilkumar, V., Kumawat, V.,Effect of micro-textured tools on machining of Ti-6Al-4V alloy: An experimental and numerical approach,International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials,2016,54
  • Dinesh, S., Senthilkumar, V., Asokan, P., Arulkirubakaran, D.,Effect of cryogenic cooling on machinability and surface quality of bio-degradable ZK60 Mg alloy,Materials and Design,2015,87
  • Selvam, B., Marimuthu, P., Narayanasamy, R., Senthilkumar, V., Tun, K.S., Gupta, M., Effect of temperature and strain rate on compressive response of extruded magnesium nano-composite,Journal of Magnesium and Alloys,2015,3-3
  • Selvam, B., Marimuthu, P., Narayanasamy, R., Senthilkumar, V., Tun, K.S., Gupta, M. ,Study of flow behaviour on zinc oxide reinforced magnesium nano-composite under hot compression,International Journal of Applied Engineering Research,2015,10-55
  • Selvam, B., Marimuthu, P., Narayanasamy, R., Senthilkumar, V., Tun, K.S., Gupta, M. ,Development of a constitutive model for predicting high temperature flow stress of magnesium-zinc oxide composite,International Journal of Applied Engineering Research ,2015,10-55
  • Sudharsanam, V., Senthilkumar, V., Raju, N., Vetriselvan, R.,Evaluation of post weld heat treatment quality of modified 9Cr-1Mo (P91) steel weld by magnetic coercive force measurements, Archives of Civil and Mechanical Engineering,2015,15-4
  • Senthilkumar, V., Thiyagarajan, B., Duraiselvam, M., Karthick, K.,Effect of thermal cycle on Ni-Cr based nanostructured thermal spray coating in boiler tubes,Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China (English Edition),2015,25-5
  • Senthilkumar, V., Prasath, M.G.H.,Influence of linear grooved texture on improvement of tribological properties of cutting tool material,Applied Mechanics and Materials,2014,592-594
  • Arun, I., Duraiselvam, M., Senthilkumar, V.,Modelling and analysis of electrical discharge alloying through taguchi technique, Applied Mechanics and Materials,2014,592-594.
  • Arun, I., Duraiselvam, M., Senthilkumar, V., Narayanasamy, R., Anandakrishnan, V.,Synthesis of electric discharge alloyed nickel-tungsten coating on tool steel and its tribological studies,Materials and Design,2014,63
  • Arun, I., Vaishnavi, P., Duraiselvam, M., Senthilkumar, V., Anandakrishnan, V., Development of carbide intermetallic layer by electric discharge alloying on AISI-D2 tool steel and its wear resistance,International Journal of Materials Research,2014,105-6
  • 52) Senthilkumar, V., Hari Prasath, M.G., Lomesh Chilamwar, V.,Role of surface textures on tribological behaviour of HSS,Surface Engineering,2014,30-4
  • Senthilkumar, V., Balaji, A., Arulkirubakaran, D.,Application of constitutive and neural network models for prediction of high temperature flow behavior of Al/Mg based nanocomposite,Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China (English Edition),2013,23-6
  • Srinivasan, M., Loganathan, C., Narayanasamy, R., Senthilkumar, V., Nguyen, Q.B., Gupta, M.,Study on hot deformation behavior and microstructure evolution of cast-extruded AZ31B magnesium alloy and nanocomposite using processing map, Materials and Design,2013,47
  • Ahamed, H., Senthilkumar, V.,Prediction of flow stress during hot deformation of MA'ed hybrid aluminium nanocomposite employing artificial neural network and Arrhenius constitutive model, Multidiscipline Modeling in Materials and Structures,2012,8-2
  • Ahamed, H., Senthilkumar, V.,Experimental investigation on newly developed ultrafine-grained aluminium based nano-composites with improved mechanical properties,Materials and Design,2012,37
  • Senthilkumar, V., Balaji, A., Narayanasamy, R.,Analysis of hot deformation behavior of Al 5083-TiC nanocomposite using constitutive and dynamic material models,Materials and Design,2012,37
  • Anandakrishnan, V., Senthilkumar, V.,Mathematical modeling of machining parameters in Electrical Discharge Machining with Cu-B 4C composite electrode,Advanced Materials Research,2012,488-489
  • Ahamed, H., Senthilkumar, V.,Hot deformation behavior of mechanically alloyed Al6063/0.75Al 2O 3/0.75Y 2O 3 nano-composite-A study using constitutive modeling and processing map,Materials Science and Engineering A,2012,539
  • Senthilkumar, V., Chandrasekar Reddy, M.,Performance analysis of Cu-B4C metal matrix composite as an EDM electrode, International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials,2012,11-1
  • Ahamed, H., Senthilkumar, V.,Consolidation behavior of mechanically alloyed aluminum based nanocomposites reinforced with nanoscale Y2O3/Al 2O3 particles,Materials Characterization,2011,62-12.
  • Senthilkumar, V., Abhishek, A.B., Ahamed, H.,Constitutive modeling for the prediction of peak stress in hot deformation processing of Al alloy based nanocomposite,Advanced Materials Research,2011,328-330
  • Senthilkumar, V., Omprakash, B.U.,Effect of Titanium Carbide particle addition in the aluminium composite on EDM process parameters,Journal of Manufacturing Processes,2011,13-1
  • Ahamed, H., Senthilkumar, V.,Role of nano-size reinforcement and milling on the synthesis of nano-crystalline aluminium alloy composites by mechanical alloying,Journal of Alloys and Compounds,2010,505-2.
  • Senthilkumar, V., Narayanasamy, R.,Influence of titanium carbide particles addition on the forging behaviour of powder metallurgy composite steels,Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture,2008,222-11
  • Senthilkumar, V., Narayanasamy, R., Pandey, K.S.,Effect of initial preform geometry and friction on the cold deformation behaviour of sintered titanium carbide composite steel,International Journal of Material Forming,2008,1-4
  • Narayanasamy, R., Senthilkumar, V., Pandey, K.S.,Some features on hot forging of powder metallurgy sintered high strength 4%titanium carbide composite steel preforms under different stress state conditions, Materials and Design,2008,29-7
  • Narayanasamy, R., Senthilkumar, V., Pandey, K.S.,Some aspects of workability studies on sintered high strength P/M steel composite preforms of varying TiC contents during hot forging, Journal of Materials Science,2008,43-1.
  • Narayanasamy, R., Senthilkumar, V., Pandey, K.S.,Effect of titanium carbide particle addition on the densification behavior of sintered P/M high strength steel preforms during cold upset forming,Materials Science and Engineering A,2007,456
  • Narayanasamy, R., Senthilkumar, V., Pandey, K.S.,Some aspects on hot forging features of P/M sintered high-strength titanium carbide composite steel preforms under different stress state conditions,Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, Transactions of the ASME,2007,129-1.
  • Narayanasamy, R., Senthilkumar, V., Pandey, K.S.,Some aspects of workability studies on hot forging of sintered high strength 4% titanium carbide composite steel preforms, Materials Science and Engineering A,2006,425
  • Narayanasamy, R., Senthilkumar, V., Pandey, K.S.,Workability studies on powder metallurgy pure iron preforms during hot forging under triaxial stress state condition,International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design,2006,3-2.
  • Narayanasamy, R., Senthilkumar, V., Pandey, K.S.,Some aspects on hot forging features of P/M sintered iron preforms under various stress state conditions,Mechanics of Materials,2006,38-4.
  • Narayanasamy, R., Senthilkumar, V., Pandey, K.S.,Some aspects of workability studies on P/M sintered high strength 4% Titanium carbide composite steel preforms during cold upsetting,International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design,2006,3-1.

Academic/Administrative Responsibilities inside the University:

  1. Deputy Chief Warden- Hostel Administration, From: 18-09-2015 To: 18-12-2017.
  2. Associate Dean- Recruitment, Induction Training, From: 10-11-2017 To: 2018-12-21.
  3. Core Committee Member- CSAB 2019, From: 01-05-2019 To: 2020-10-31
  4. Associate Dean- Recruitment, Induction Training, From: 23-11-2015 To: 2017-11-09
  5. Nodal Officer-TEQIP‐II, From: 05-02-2013 To: 2017-09-30
  6. Member, Legal Cell,NIT-T; From: 30-07-2018 To: 19-09-2019
  7. Tech-Class Committee Chairman, From: 01-06-2020 To: 21-09-2021 and From: 01-07-2013 To: 31-05-2015.
  8. NBA Faculty Incharge, (Manufacturing Technology), From: 01-06-2019 To: 30-09-2019.
  9. Member, Scrutinizing Committee, From: 01-12-2019 To: 31-01-2020.
  10. Faculty Advisor, From: 01-06-2018 To: 01-05-2019.
  11. Tech, Project Coordinator, From: 01-01-2019 To: 31-05-2019.
  12. Tech, Class Committee Chairman, From: 01-01-2018 To: 31-05-2019 and From: 01-07-2016 To: 11-11-2017 and From: 01-07-2008 To: 01-05-2011.
  13. Member, DPEC (M.Tech ‐ MT), From: 01-07-2014 To: 31-05-2015
  14. Faculty Advisor- Production Engineering Association, From: 01-07-2010 To: 01-05-2011.
  15. Time Table In‐Charge, From: 01-06-2009 To: 01-06-2011.

Contact address

Production Engineering,
National Institute of Technology,
Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu, India.
Phone: 0431 2503519
Mobile: 9500 40 3991
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