Sponsored Projects

Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Metallic and Non-Metallic Nano Particles in CFRP and GFRP Composites [Duration: 1 Jun 2022 - 31 May 2024] 

PI - Dr. Prashant Rawat

( Project No-RF22230293AENFIG008984 ), Agency Name : IC & SR , IIT Madras, Funding Amount : INR 500000.00

The proposed study will investigate the mechanical characteristics of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite laminates reinforced with various nanoparticles (metallic and non-metallic) under different loadings such as tensile, bending, inter-laminar shear strength (ILSS), low velocity impact (LVI) and high velocity impact (HVI) resistance. Aluminum-based nanoparticles, graphene, and carbon nanotubes will be reinforced in glass and carbon woven based polymer composites. The fabrication of nano particles embedded composites will be done using hand layup technique assisted by vacuum bagging method. The effect of nanoparticle reinforcement in a specific reinforcement range will be studied to identify an optimum reinforcement value for maximal damage resistance properties under various loading conditions. Finite element analysis (FEA) will be performed on glass/epoxy polymer composite specimens using ANSIS and LS-DYNA to validate the experiment results.  

Technologies for Low Carbon and Lean Construction [Duration: 1 Feb 2023 - 21 Jan 2026]

PI - Dr. Manu Santhanam​ ​

CO-PI(s) - Dr. Ashwin Mahalingam, Dr.  Nikhil Bugalia, Dr. Piyush Chaunsali, Dr. Benny Raphael, Dr. Radhakrishna G Pillai, Dr. K Ramamurthy, Dr. Ravindra Gettu, Dr. Keerthana Kirupakaran, Dr. Sivakumar Palaniappan, Dr. Koshy Varghese, Dr. Surender Singh, Dr. Ramesh Kannan, Dr. Prashant Rawat, Dr. R Vinu.

( Project No - SP22231225CPETWOTLLHOC), Agency Name : Ministry of Education, Funding Amount : INR 150000000.00