Name                        : Dr. VIRUPAXI AURADI

 

Date of Birth             : 18-06-1974

 

Qualifications                  : B. E., M. Tech., Ph. D.

 

Research                         : “DEVELOPMENT OF Al-Ti, Al-B and Al-Ti-B MASTER ALLOYS FOR GRAIN REFINEMENT OF Al-Si ALLOYS” (Funded by Defence Research and Development Organization, Ministry of Defence, Government of India, New Delhi)

 

Core Subjects taken during PhD:

 

  1. Non-Traditional Machining
  2. Advanced Welding and Joining
  3. Theory of Metal Cutting
  4. Experimental methods in materials and manufacturing (lab)

 

Teaching Experience       : One year Six Months

 

Working as a “Lecturer” in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur since March 2007.

 

Research Experience       : 7 years

 

·         Worked as Research Associate under the project entitled “Development of AlTiSr, AlBSr and AlTiBSr master alloys for the combined effect of grain refinement and modification of Al-Si alloys - A new Approach” funded by Defence Research and Development Organization, Ministry of Defence, Government of India, New Delhi at Basaveshwar Engineering College, Bagalkot, Karnataka from July 2005 – February 2007.

 

 

·         Worked as Research Associate under the project entitled “Development and Evaluation of an Efficient Grain Refiners For Hypoeutectic Al-Si Alloys” funded by Defence Research and Development Organization, Ministry of Defence, Government of India, New Delhi at Basaveshwar Engineering College, Bagalkot, Karnataka. (July 2002 - July 2005)

 

 

·         Worked as a Research Associate at “R & D Centre” Karnataka Regional Engineering College, Surathkal from January 1997 to September 2000.

 

    • Development of value added products using Flyash
    • Utilization of Iron-ore waste tailings in to value added products

 

Number of Research Papers Published    :  32

 

Refereed International Journals                       

 

1.            S. A. Kori, V. Auradi, B. S. Murty and M. Chakraborty, “Poisoning and Fading Mechanism of Grain Refinement in Al-7Si Alloy” Jr. of Inst. of Mater. Engg., Australisia Ltd. Vol-29, 2005, pp-387-393, Edited by J. F. Nie and M. Barnett.

 

2.            S. A. Kori, T. M. Chandrashekharaiah, V. Auradi and V. R. Kabadi, “Effect of Ti and B on the dry sliding wear behaviour of hypoeutectic Al-Si alloys”, Inter. Jr. of Industrial Lubrication and Tribology  Vol.60/1, 2008, pp 46-55.

 

3.            S. A. Kori, and V. Auradi, “Influence of reaction temperature for the manufacturing of Al-3Ti and Al-3B master alloys and their grain refining efficiency on Al-7Si alloy” Advanced Materials Research Bulletin, Trans Tech. Publications, UK,  Vol.29-30, 2997, pp111-115.

 

4.            V. Auradi and S. A. Kori, “Influence of reaction temperature on the manufacturing of Al-3Ti and Al-3B master alloys” Jr. of Alloys and Compounds (in press).

 

5.            V. Auradi and S. A. Kori, “Development of Al-AlB2/AlB12 in-situ composites” Jr. of Materials Science (Under Review).

 

6.            V. Auradi and S. A. Kori, “Effect of processing parameters on the morphology of Al3Ti, TiB2 and (Al,Ti)B2 intermetallics present in Al-Ti-B master alloy and their grain refining performance on Al-7Si alloy”, Jr. of Alloys and Compounds (Manuscript is under preparation)

 

Refereed National Journals      

                  

7.            S. A. Kori, V. Auradi, B. S. Murty and M. Chakraborty, “Effect of Al-1Ti-3B, Sr and Mg on the grain refining and modification behaviour of LM-6 alloy”, Indian Foundry Journal, Vol 49, No. 8/ August 2003, pp 24-29.

 

International Conferences                    

 

8.            S. A. Kori and V. Auradi, “Grain refining performance of Al-Ti-B master alloys with different microstructures on Al-7Si alloy”, Proce. Asia Pacific Aluminium Conference 2006 (Alex’06), Kala Academy, Goa during 2-5th November 2006. pp 103-110 .

 

9.            S. A. Kori, V. Auradi, B. S. Murty, and M. Chakraborty, “Studies on Grain Refinement and Modification of LM-6 alloy”, at the Proce. of the Int. Conf. on Light Metals and Composites for Strategic and Societal Needs (LMCSSN), 22-23 Oct 2002, RRL, Trivendrum, pp 171-177.

 

10.        S. A. Kori, V. Auradi and T. M. Chandrashekharaiah, “Effect of Ti, B and Sr on the Dry Sliding Wear Behaviour of Near Eutectic and Eutectic Al-Si alloys”, Proce. of Inter. Conf. On Advanced Materials Design and Development (ICAMDD-2005), held at Goa during 14-16th December 2005, pp 32.

 

11.        S. A. Kori and V. Auradi “Influence of Al-Ti, Al-B and Al-Ti-B master alloys addition on the grain refining behaviour of Al-7Si alloy” Proce. of Inter. Conf. On Composites and Nano Engineering (ICCE-11), Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA, 8–14 Aug 2004, pp 375-376.

 

12.        S. A. Kori, V. Auradi, B. S. Murty and M. Chakraborty “Poisoning and Fading Mechanism of Grain Refinement in Al-7Si alloy” Proce. of 3rd Inter. Conf. On Advanced Materials Processing (ICAMP-3), 29th Nov-1st Dec 2004, Melbourne, Australia,  pp 387-393.

 

13.        S. A. Kori, and V. Auradi, “Influence of reaction temperature for the manufacturing of Al-3Ti and Al-3B master alloys and their grain refining efficiency on Al-7Si alloy” Proce. of 4th Inter. Conf. On Advanced Materials Processing (ICAMP-4), 10-13th December 2006, Hamilton, New Zealand,  pp 1-4 (paper No.170).

14.     V. Auradi and S. A. Kori, “Influence of Processing Parameters on the Microstructural Features of Al-Ti-B Master Alloys And on the Grain Refining Performance of Al-7Si Alloy” Proce. of the Inter. Conf. on Advanced Materials Processing (ISAMP-2007), Basaveshwar Engineering College, Bagalkot, 29-30 October 2007.

 

15.       V. Auradi, S. Prashantha, S. M. Shashidhara, S. A. Kori and P. Prasad Rao, “Investigations On Thermal Cycling Behaviour Of 6061Al Reinforced With Silicon Carbide (Sic) Particulate Composites Under Different Heat Treatment Conditions” Proce. Of Inter. Conf. on Advances in Mechanical Engineering. 23-25 January 2007, Mohali, India.

 

16.       Manjunath. H*, V. Auradi and S. M. Shashidhara, “Evaluation of performance of boilers in Raichur thermal power station (RTPS), Proce. Of Inter. Conf. on Advances in Mechanical Engineering., 23-25 January 2007, Mohali, India.

 

National Conferences                         

 

17.       S. A. Kori, and V. Auradi, “Performance of Al-1Ti-3B master alloy with different microstructures on grain refinement of Al-7Si alloy” Proce. of Nat. Conf. on Research Scholars (NCRS-2007), 12-13th March 2007, Bagalkot.

 

18.       S. A. Kori, S. L. Biradar, V. Auradi and A. C. K. Reddy “Influence of reaction temperature on the processing of AlB2/AlB12 insitu composites” Proce. of Nat. Conf. on Research Scholars (NCRS-2007), 12-13th March 2007, Bagalkot.

 

19.       V. Auradi, V. G. Akkimardi and S. A. Kori, “The influence of Al3Ti, TiB2 and (Al,Ti)B2 intermetallics in Al-Ti-B master alloy and their grain refining performance on Al-7Si alloy” NMD-ATM-2006, during 13-16th November 2006 at Jamashedpur, pp 94.

 

20.       V. Auradi and S. A. Kori, “Development of Al-AlB2/AlB12 in-situ composites” Proce. of Nat. Conf. On Advances In Materials Science (AMS-07), 27-28th January 2007, Gulbarga.

 

 

21.       V. Auradi and S. A. Kori, “ Optimization of process parameters for the manufacture of Al-Ti and Al-B master alloys”, NMD-ATM-2005 and International Symposium on Frontiers in Design of Materials (FDM-2005), 14-16 November 2005, IITMadras, Chennai, pp 70.

 

22.       S. A. Kori, V. Auradi and S. M. Jigajinni, “Effect of Al-Ti-Sr master alloys on the combined grain refinement and modification of Al-7Si alloy”, Proce. of 54th Indian Foundry Congress, 20-22 January 2006, Pune, pp 1-6.

 

23.       S. A. Kori, V. Auradi and R. S. Salimath “Evaluation of Al-1Ti-3B and Al-5Ti-1B Grain Refiners for the Grain Refinement of Al-7Si Alloy Proce. of 52nd Indian Foundry Congress, 6-8 February 2004, Hyderabad, pp 1-8.

 

24.       S. A. Kori, V. Auradi and M. Chakraborty “Influence of process parameters on the grain refining behaviour of Al-Ti and Al-B master alloys on Al-7Si alloy” Proce. of 42nd NMD-ATM 2004 and International Symposium on Metals & Materials from Titanium Minerals, 17-19 November 2004, p-190, Thiruvananthapuram, pp 190.

 

25.       S. A. Kori, T. M. Chandrashekharaiah, B. M. Angadi and V. AuradiEffect of Phosphorous Addition on Dry Sliding Wear Behaviour of Hypereutectic Al-Si AlloysProce. of 42nd NMD-ATM 2004 and International Symposium on Metals & Materials from Titanium Minerals, 17-19 November 2004, p-158, Thiruvananthapuram pp 158.

 

26.        S. A. Kori, V. Auradi, B. S. Murty and M. Chakraborty, “Effect of Al-1Ti-3B, Sr and Mg on the grain refining and modification behaviour of LM-6 alloy”, Proce. of Nat. Conf. on Frontiers of Casting and Solidification Technology (FOCAST), March 1-2 2003, IIT Kharagpur, p-57.

27.        S. A. Kori, V. Auradi, B. S. Murty, and M. Chakraborty, “Performance of Al-Ti-B Master alloys on the Grain Refinement of Al-7Si Alloy”, Proce. of NMD-ATM 2003, Science City, 14-16 November 2003, p-100, Kolkatta.

 

28.        S. A. Kori, V. Auradi and R. S. Salimath “Performance of Al-Ti, Al-B and Al-Ti-B Master alloys on the Grain Refinement of Al-7Si Alloy”, Proce. of Nat. Conf. on Advances in Materials and Their Processing (AMTP)- 2003, 22-23 December 2003, pp 259-266, Bagalkot.

 

29.        S. A. Kori, V. Auradi, and R. S. Salimath “Preparation and Characterization of    Al-Ti, Al-B and Al-Ti-B Master Alloys by the Reaction of Complex Halide Salts with Molten Aluminium for the Grain Refinement of Al-7Si Alloy”, Proce. of Nat. Conf. on Advances in Materials and Their Processing (AMTP)- 2003, 22-23 December 2003, pp 353-360, Bagalkot.

 

30.        V. Auradi, V. G. Akkimardi and S. A. Kori, “Refinement of a-Al dendrites in Al-7Si alloy using Al-Ti-B master alloys” Proce. of Nat. Conf. On Recent Advances in Materials (NCRACM-2005), NITK Rourkela, 18-19th Feb. 2004, pp-24.

31.        N. N. Sampath Kumar, V. Auradi and Sundar Sherigar M., “Utilization of Iron ore Waste Tailings in the manufacture of Roofing Tiles and Bricks”, at the Proce. of Nat. Work shop on Cost Effective Building Technology K.R.E.C., Surathkal.

 

32.        Amar Futane, Kumar Amitesh, T. M. Chandrashekharaiah, V. Auradi and S. A. Kori “Metal Matrix Composites – An overview” at the Proce. of Nat. Tech. Symposium KALP – 03, 29th April-1st May 2003, Goa.

 

33.        S. A. Kori and V. Auradi “Grain Refinement and Modification of Al-Si alloys” at the Proce. of AICTE-ISTE sponsored short-term training programme on “Futuristic Materials and their Applications”, 18-30 August 2003, Bagalkot.

 

Referee/Conference Chair:

 

  • Has been offered as Reviewer for the “International Journal of Industrial Lubrication and Tribology” (Under process).

 

  • Chaired a Technical Session at the “International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering” held during 23-25 January 2007, Mohali, India

 

  • Advisory Committee Member for the National Conference for Research Scholars (NCRS-2007) held at Bagalkot during 12-13th March 2007.

 

  • Was a reviewer at the “Kshitij-04” student’s paper presentation contest at Basaveshwar Engineering College, Bagalkot, 15-17th October 2004.

 

 

Text Books Published                          :        Nil

 

Co-Author:

 

Author:

 

Textbooks Accepted for Publication   :        Nil

 

Chapter Contribution Accepted                    :        Nil

 

Subjects taught:

 

  • Foundry Technology
  • Foundations of Mechanical Engineering Science
  • Awareness to computing concepts (ACC)
  • Computer Aided Engineering Drawing (CAED)

 M.E / M.Tech Dissertations Guided       :       Nil

 

Areas of Special Interest                            :        

 

Development of Grain Refiners for Aluminium Alloys; Modification of Al-Si Alloys; Grain Refinement Cum modification of Al-Si alloys; Development of Combined Grain Refiner cum Modifier for Al-Si alloys, Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs); Creep studies of Al-SiCP Composites and Development of in-situ Al-TiB2 MMCs, Tribology; Wear studies of Al-Si alloys, Thermal Shock Studies of Alumina Ceramics.

 

Special Training Undergone                  :      Nil

 

Workshops/Short Term Courses attended as a Resource Person          

 

1.        “Grain Refinement and Modification of Al-Si alloys” at the AICTE-ISTE sponsored short-term training programme on “Futuristic Materials and their Applications”, 18-30 August 2003, Bagalkot.

 

2.        “Polymers and Plastics in Automotives – Futuristic Materials” at the AICTE-ISTE sponsored short-term training programme on “Futuristic Materials and their Applications” 18-30 August 2003, Bagalkot.

 

Conferences/Workshops/Short Term Courses attended as a Participant        

         

1.       Inter. Conf. on “Recent advances in Mechanical Engineering” (ICRDME-2008), SUC ET, MOHALI, Tangori, 23-25 January 2008.

2.       Inter. Conf. on Advanced Materials Processing (ISAMP-2007), Basaveshwar Engineering College, Bagalkot, 29-30 October 2007.

3.       Work shop on Academic Autonomy, 6-11 August 2007, SIT, Tumkur.

4.       National Workshop on “Virtual Instrumentation and Data Acquisition”, 6-7 Sept. 2007, NITK Surathkal.

 

5.       National Conference for Research Scholars (NCRS-2007), 12-13th March 2007, Bagalkot

 

6.       National Conference on Advances In Materials Science (AMS-07), 27-28th January 2007, Gulbarga.

7.       STTP course on “Advanced Materials for the next two decades” at BEC, Bagalkot, 27-28 Oct. 2006.

8.       STTP course on “Nanotechnology and it’s Applications” at BEC, Bagalkot, 14-19 Aug. 2006.

9.       STTP course on “Vision R & D” at BEC, Bagalkot, 20-25th March 2006.

10.   54th Indian Foundry Congress, 20-22 January 2006, Pune.

11.   Inter. Conf. On Advanced Materials Design and Development (ICAMDD-2005), Goa during 14-16th December 2005

12.   43rd NMD-ATM and International Symposium on Frontiers in Design of Materials (FDM-2005), 14-16 November 2005, held at IITMadras, Chennai.

13.   42nd NMD-ATM-2004 and International Symposium on Metals & Materials from Titanium Minerals, Thiruvananthapuram, 17-19 November 2004.

14.   One-Day National workshop on “Intellectual Property Rights”, April 16 2004, BEC, Bagalkot.

15.   52nd Indian Foundry Congress, 6-8 February 2004, Hitech City, Hyderabad.

16.   National Conference on “Advances in Materials and Their Processing (AMTP)-2003”, December 22-23 2003, BEC, Bagalkot.

17.   AICTE-ISTE sponsored STTP course on “Futuristic Materials and their Applications” at BEC, Bagalkot, and 18-30 Aug. 2003.

18.   National Conference on “Frontiers of Casting and Solidification Technology”, March 1-2 2003, IIT Kharagpur.

19.   International conference on “Light Metals and Composites for Strategic and Societal Needs (LMCSSN)”, RRL, Thiruvananthapuram, 22-23 October 2002.

20.   AICTE-ISTE sponsored STTP course on “Processing of Composite Materials” at BEC, Bagalkot, 24 Sept.-6 Oct. 2002.

21.    National workshop on “Cost Effective Building Technology” at KREC, Surathkal.

 

Member in University Bodies/ Autonomous Institutes

     

  • Member, Board of Studies,  Department of Mechanical Engineering, Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur

 

Membership in Professional Bodies:

 

  • Life Member of Karnataka Rajya Vijnana Parishat.