Dr. Ravi Kant

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering
ravi.kant@iitrpr.ac.in
Room No. 323, NIELIT Campus

Biography

Dr. Ravi Kant is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Ropar. Prior to joining IIT Ropar, he was working as an Assistant Professor at College of Engineering Pune (COEP) which is one of the oldest and most reputed institute in India. He received his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak (Haryana). He completed his M.Tech. from Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Guwahati with a specialization in "Computer Assisted manufacturing". He worked on the Investigation on Formability of Adhesively Bonded Sheets during his M.Tech. project. He also obtained his doctorate from IIT Guwahati. During PhD, he worked on laser forming process. His PhD work includes experimental studies, numerical simulations, soft-computing modeling and optimization. After PhD, he worked on inverse estimation of unknown parameters and laser assisted adhesive joining of metal to polymer sheets. His research interests include laser based manufacturing, modeling and optimization of modern manufacturing processes, transmission welding, adhesive joining, inverse estimation, ultra-high speed machining, etc.

Areas of Research

Laser Forming, Laser Transmission Welding, Laser Machining
Process Modeling, Simulations and Optimization of Modern manufacturing Processes
Inverse Estimation of Parameters
Joining of Dissimilar Materials
Ultra-high Speed Machining, Ultrasonic Vibration Assisted Machining
Micro Machining: Micro Electric Discharge Machining (Micro-EDM), Laser Cold Cutting

Education

Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati in the field of Laser Based Forming
M.Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati with a specialization of Computer Assisted Manufacturing
B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak (Haryana)

Work Experience

Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar since May 2017
Assistant Professor, College of Engineering Pune (COEP) from Feb 2016 to May 2017

Selected Publications/Patents

Books/Book Chapters
1. Ravi Kant, S. N. Joshi and U. S. Dixit, 2015 “Research issues in the laser sheet bending process” in “Materials Forming And Machining” edited by Paulo J. Devim, Chapter 4, (Woodhead/Elsevier, UK)
2. Ravi Kant, Parag M. Bhuyan and S. N. Joshi, 2015 “Experimental studies on TGM and BM dominated curvilinear laser bending of aluminum alloy sheets” in “Lasers Based Manufacturing” edited by Shrikrishna N. Joshi and Uday S. Dixit, Chapter 5, pp. 69‒91, Springer India
3. Ravi Kant, Parag M Bhuyan and Shrikrishna N. Joshi, “Experimental Studies on Curvilinear Laser Bending of Thin Sheets” in press (Springer India).
Journals
4. Ravi Kant and R. Ganesh Narayanan “In-Plane Testing Behavior of Adhesive-Bonded Steel Sheets: Influence of Sheet Surface Roughness, Adhesive Thickness, and Bonding Width” Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 291‒301, 2012
5. Ravi Kant and S. N. Joshi “Finite Element Simulation of Laser Assisted Bending with Moving Mechanical Load” International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 351‒366, 2013
6. Ravi Kant and S. N. Joshi “Numerical Modeling and Experimental Validation of Curvilinear Laser Bending of Magnesium Alloy Sheets” Proceedings of the Institute of Mechanical Engineering Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, Vol. 228, No. 9, pp. 1036‒1047, 2014
7. Uday S. Dixit, Shrikrishna N. Joshi and Ravi Kant “Research on laser forming system: A review”, International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 8, No. (3/4), pp. 160-205, 2015
8. Ravi Kant, S. N. Joshi and U. S. Dixit “An Integrated FEM-ANN model for laser bending process with inverse estimation of absorptivity” Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Modern Processes, Vol. 1, p. 6, 2015
9. Ravi Kant and S. N. Joshi “Thermo-mechanical studies on bending mechanism, bend angle and edge effect during multi-scan laser bending of magnesium M1A alloy sheets”, Journal of Manufacturing Processes, Vol. 23, pp. 135-148, 2016
10. Ravi Kant and S. N. Joshi “Numerical and experimental studies on laser bending of magnesium M1A alloy” Lasers in Engineering, Vol. 35, No. 1-4, pp. 39-62, 2016
11. Francesco Lambiase, Silvio Genna and Ravi Kant “A procedure for calibration and validation of FE modelling of Laser-Assisted direct joining of Metal to Polymer process”, Optics and Laser Technology, Vol. 98, pp. 363-372, 2018
Conferences
12. Ravi Kant and R. Ganesh Narayanan “Investigation on the Forming Behavior of Adhesive Bonded Blanks” 3rd International and 24th National AIMTDR 2010 Conference held at Andhra University College of Engineering (A), Visakhapatnam during Dec. 13‒15, vol. 2, pp. 977‒982, 2010
13. Ravi Kant and S. N. Joshi “Thermo-Mechanical Analysis of Laser Bending of AISI 302 Stainless Steel Thick Sheets”, In: Proceedings of the International Conference ICCMM 2011 held at IIT Guwahati during Dec. 15‒16, pp. 486‒490, 2011
14. Ravi Kant and S. N. Joshi “Analysis of Sheet-holding Methods in Laser Bending Process using FEM”, In: Proceedings of the 3rd Asian Symposium on Materials & Processing, ASMP ‒ 2012 held at IIT Madras during Aug. 30‒31, MCMT_P6, 2012
15. Ravi Kant and S. N. Joshi “Numerical simulation of laser bending of magnesium alloy AZ31B using FEM” In: Proceedings of the international Conference IDDRG 2012 held at IIT Bombay during Nov. 25‒28, vol. 2, pp. 736‒741, 2012
16. Ravi Kant, S. N. Joshi and U. S. Dixit “Finite Element Analysis of Laser Bending Process” Asian Academic Seminar held at IIT Bombay during December 3‒8, 2012
17. Ravi Kant and S. N. Joshi “Thermo-mechanical analysis of curvilinear laser bending of magnesium alloy sheet using finite element method” In: Proceedings of the 4th International & 25th AIMTDR Conference held at Jadavpur University, Kolkata during Dec. 14‒16, vol. 1, 109‒114, 2012
18. S. N. Joshi and Ravi Kant “Finite Element Simulation of Laser Micro-Bending of Magnesium M1A Alloy” In: Proceedings of the International Conference APM‒2013 held at CIPET Lucknow during March 1‒3, 2013
19. Ravi Kant, S. N. Joshi and U. S. Dixit “Experimental Studies on Laser Bending of Magnesium M1A Alloy Sheet” In: Proceedings of the National Conference MVF 2013 held at IIT Guwahati during Oct. 12‒13, pp. 189‒197, 2013
20. Ravi Kant, S. N. Joshi and U. S. Dixit “State of the Art and Experimental Investigation on Edge Effect in Laser Bending Process” In: Proceedings of the National Conference NCRAME 2013 held at NERIST, Itanagar during Nov. 8‒9, pp. 189‒197, 2013
21. Ravi Kant and S. N. Joshi “Numerical Simulation of Multi-pass Laser Bending Processes using Finite Element Method” In: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference IRAM 2013 held at IIT Indore during Dec. 16‒18, pp. 208 – 213, 2013
22. Ravi Kant and S. N. Joshi “Finite Element Simulation of Multi-pass Laser Bending Process with Forced Cooling” In: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference COPEN 2013 held at NIT Calicut during Dec. 13‒15, pp. 772 – 777, 2013
23. Parag M. Bhuyan, Ravi Kant and S. N. Joshi “Experimental Investigation on Laser Bending of Metal Sheets Using Parabolic Irradiations” In: Proceeding of the 5th International and 26th All India Manufacturing Technology, Design and Research Conference AIMTDR 2014 held at IIT Guwahati, India during Dec. 12‒14, p. 708, 2014
24. Ravi Kant and S.N. Joshi “Experimental Studies on Laser Bending of Magnesium M1A Alloy Sheets” In: Proceeding of the 3rd International Conference on Laser and Plasma Applications in Materials Science LAPAMS 2015 held at Lake Land Country Club, Kolkata during Jan. 15‒17, pp. 135‒138, 2015
25. Saurabh Garg, Ravi Kant, Shrikrishna N. Joshi and Uday S. Dixit “A study on straightening of bent aluminium 5052 sheets using laser line heating” In: Proceedings of the 6th International & 27th AIMTDR Conference held at College of Engineering, Pune during Dec. 16-18, pp. 1034-1038, 2016
26. Ravi Kant, Aditya Prasad Sunny, Hema Gurung “Investigation on Importance of Absorptivity during Laser Bending Process” In: Proceedings of the 6th International & 27th AIMTDR Conference held at College of Engineering, Pune during Dec. 16-18, pp. 1193-1197, 2016
27. Ravi Kant, Parag M Bhuyan and Shrikrishna N. Joshi, “Experimental Studies on Curvilinear Laser Bending of Thin Sheets” International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Social Applications (Techno-Societal 2016) held at Shri Vithal Education and Research Institute’s College of Engineering, Pandharpur during Dec. 20-21, 2016