Composites Research Group



B.Tech in Industrial and Production Engineering, Institute of Technology GGU Bilaspur, India

M.Tech in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India

Expertise Summary

Modelling & Simulation Analyst at Eaton Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

  • Developing the methodology to design Robust and Light weight components with addressing multiple load cases (Noise, Vibration and Static) using Multi-Disciplinary Optimization Technique
  • NVH analysis of Eaton's driveline products for example Electric Vehicle Transmission, NG MHD, ESO6106/7106 and provide design modifications as per customer requirement based on a regulatory specification (EURO VI)
  • Contributing towards manufacturing technology, Additive Manufacturing for checking manufacturability and designing aerospace components for lower noise level

Research Summary


  • The majority of the research were on the mechanical behaviour of the lattice structures mainly focused on the microstructures and mechanical properties study on the lattice structures to determine the strength of the manufactured parts. However, due to the lack of physical understanding of the deformation process, failure mechanisms and methodologies for fracture process prediction for the lattice structures has not been established. The objective of the proposed study is to develop methodology to model fracture mechanism process of lattice structures and to generate lattice structures while study crack initiation phenomena through finite element analysis and possibly experimented testing.

Past Research

Elasto-Plastic Crack Growth Simulation Using XFEM

  • The fatigue crack growth and creep crack growth modelling is carried out in conjunction with XFEM. The calculation of stress intensity factors for respective mode is done by decomposition of J-integral method and the basis of fracture criterion for crack growth based on critical stress intensity factor is studied theoretically. The nonlinear material is modelled by a class of power law hardening. The fatigue crack growth rate and fatigue life are validated with the experimental results for the compact tension (CT) specimen. Furthermore, creep crack growth is also modelled and results are compared with available literatures

Composites Research Group

Faculty of Engineering
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG9 5HR

contact: Prof Nick Warrior