Dr. Sushen Kiratania

Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Tezpur University, Tezpur-784028, Assam, India
Tel: +91-3712-275857(O), +919954604524(M), Fax. +91-3712-267005
E-mail: sushen@tezu.ernet.in, sushen.kirtania@gmail.com

Education

Area of interests

Carbon nanotubes, Carbon nanotubes-based composites, Fiber-reinforced composite materials, Finite element method, Fracture mechanics.

Scholarships

1. GATE scholarship during M.Tech. (from July 2004- July 2006)

2. Institute fellowship during Ph.D (from July 2007-August 2008)

Teaching experience

Publications

International Journals

1. M. Saxena and S. Kirtania. "Stiffness analysis of symmetric cross-ply laminated composite plates.” ADBU Journal of Engineering and Technology, Vol.4, No.1, pp.76-81, (2016). (ABDU Publications)

2. S. Kirtania and D. Chakraborty. "Failure analysis of carbon nanotube/epoxy composites having a broken carbon nanotube.” Journal of Reinf. Plastics and Composites, Vol.34, No.9, pp.1639-1647, (2015). (SAGE Publications)

3. S. Kirtania and D. Chakraborty. "Analysis of carbon nanotube-reinforced alumina matrix nanocomposites with a broken fiber.” Journal of Reinf. Plastics and Composites, Vol.33, No.3, pp.389-398, (2014). (SAGE Publications)

4. S. Kirtania and D. Chakraborty. "Fracture behavior of carbon nanotube-based composites with a broken fiber using multi-scale finite element modeling.” Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, Vol.11, No.3, pp.676-684, (2014). (American Scientific Publishers)

5. S. Kirtania and D. Chakraborty. "Multi-scale modeling of carbon nanotube reinforced composites with a fiber break." Materials and Design, Vol.35, pp.498-504, (2012). (Elsevier)

6. S. Kirtania and D. Chakraborty. "Finite element based characterization of carbon nanotubes." Journal of Reinf. Plastics and Composites, Vol.26, No.15, pp.1557-1570, (2007). (SAGE Publications)

Book Chapters

1. S. Kirtania and D. Chakraborty. "Stress transfer characterizations at fiber break in carbon nanotube-reinforced composites." Advanced Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology - Springer Proceedings in Physics, Vol.143, pp.331-344, Berlin Heidelberg (2013).

2. S. Kirtania and D. Chakraborty. "Finite element based determination of effective Young’s modulus and coefficient of thermal expansion of carbon nanotube-based composites." Modelling and Simulation in Computational Mechanics: Engineering Applications", LAP Lambert Acad. Publ., pp.76-90, Germany (2009).

3. S. Kirtania and D. Chakraborty. "Finite element based determination of Young’s modulus and axial coefficient of thermal expansion of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs)." Recent Advances in Computational Mechanics and Simulations", Vol.2, pp.2107-2113, I. K. Int. Publ. House Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi (2006).

International Conferences

1. B. N. Gohain and S. Kirtania. "Evaluation of elastic properties of CNT-based composites for square, hexagonal and cylindrical representative volume elements." In the Int. Conf. on Advances in Nanotechnology (iCAN-2017), January 09-13, 2017; Assam Don Bosco University, Guwahati, Assam, India.

2. S. Kirtania and D. Chakraborty. "Investigation of stress distribution and strain energy release rate in carbon nanotube/aluminum composites having a broken carbon nanotube." In the 4th Int. Conf. on Advanced Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology (ICANN-2015), December 08-11, 2015; IIT Guwahati, Assam, India.

3. S. Kirtania and D. Chakraborty. "Multi-scale analysis of carbon nanotube (CNT)-reinforced metal matrix composites with a broken fiber." In the 4th Int. Conf. on Recent Advanced in Composites Materials (ICRACM-2013), February 18-20, 2013; Goa, India.

4. S. Kirtania and D. Chakraborty. "Evaluation of thermoelastic properties of carbon nanotube-based composites using finite element method." In the 8th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering (ICME-2009), Decemebr 26-28, 2009; Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Nantional Conferences

1. Barua E, Kirtania S and Das A. "Determination of elastic moduli of single layered Graphene sheets using finite element method." In the Proceedings of Advances in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (ACIE-2015). pp.78-83, May 8-9, 2015; Tezpur University, Assam, India.

2. Shukla SS, Kumar B, Kumar A and Kirtania S. "Modeling and analysis of an in-house built tadpole type base structure of a human powered vehicle using finite element method." In the Proceedings of Advances in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (ACIE-2015). pp.72-77, May 8-9, 2015; Tezpur University, Assam, India.

3. S. Kirtania, K. Kalita, A. P. Gohain and J. Medhi. "Modeling and simulation of fiber-reinforced composites, and bending tests of bamboo." In the Proceedings of National Conf. on Recent Advancements in Mechanical Engineering (NCRAME-2013), pp. 231-238, November 8-9, 2013; NERIST, Arunachal Pradesh, India.

4. S. Kirtania, R. G. Talukdar, T. J. Kalita and P. Medhi. "Bending analysis of beams using finite element method." In the Proceedings of National Conf. on Recent Advancements in Mechanical Engineering (NCRAME-2013), pp. 127-132, November 8-9, 2013; NERIST, Arunachal Pradesh, India.

Courses taught

Courses taught at postgraduate level

Advanced Solids Mechanics

Courses taught at undergraduate level

  • Mechanical Design

  • Solid Mechanics

  • Theory of Machines

  • Machine Drawing

  • Engineering Mechanics

  • Engineering Graphics

  • Manufacturing Technology-II

Elective Courses

  • Mechanics of Composite Materials

  • Finite Element Methods in Engineering

Thesis supervised and onging

M.Tech. projects supervised

1. Evaluation of thermo-elastic properties of CNT-reinforced composites. (Ongoing)

2. Analysis of jute-glass fabric reinforced interply hybrid polymer composite. (2015-2016)

3. Finite element analysis of single-layered graphene sheets and single-walled carbon nanotubes. (2014-2015)

B.Tech. projects supervised

1. Analysis of fiber-reinforce composite structure using finite element method. (Ongoing)

2. Problem identification and modification for improvement of performance of a pedal powered washing machine. (2015-2016), With Mr. Polash Pratim Dutta

3. Modeling and analysis of an in-house built tdpole type base structure of a human-electric powered hybrid vehicle. (2014-2015)

4. Fabrication and finite element analysis of carbon fiber fabric/polypropylene composites. (2013-2014)

5. Finite element modeling and stress analysis of base frame of a hybrid tricycle. (2013-2014)

6. Fabrication and simulation of fiber-reinforced composite materials. (2012-2013)

7. Bending analysis of circular plates using finite element methods. (2012-2013), With Dr. Ashis Mallick

8. Bending analysis of beams using finite element methods. (2011-2012)

9. Analysis of beams using finite element methods. (2010-2011)

10. Stress analysis using finite element methods. (2009-2010)