Ganesh Niranjan Govindasamy
Phd Candidate

 

Contact Details

Email: govindgn [at] mcmaster [dot] ca

Address:

John Hodgins Engineering Building
Room 305, McMaster University
Hamilton, L8S1G7

 

 

 

Education Background

PhD: Mechanical Engineering, McMaster University, [2009-present]

MS: Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, [2006-2008]

BS: Production Engineering, Madras Institute of Technology, India, [2000-2004]

 

Research Activities

My primary research focus is into sheet metal forming with specific interest in sheet bendability, especially of layered clad materials. Newer layered/sandwich materials are developed to blend the benefits of the individual constituents to obtain superior performance and properties. Such materials have a major stake in aerospace and automotive structures. Formability of layered sheet materials is interesting in terms their individual composition, properties and their variance with their monolithic constituents. Modeling the bending process of such materials and experimenting the formability in V bending and Cantilever bending is a major portion of my research. Developing forming limits to layered materials, understanding their microstructure and fracture behavior are my other research priorities.

 

Publications

1. G.Ganesh Niranjan and Uday Chakkingal, “Deep drawability of commercial purity aluminum sheets processed by groove pressing”, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 210 (2010) 1511–1516.

2. G.Ganesh Niranjan and Uday Chakkingal, “Improvement in drawability (r value) of an aluminum alloy subjected to groove pressing”, Materials Science Forum, 638-642 (2010) 1911-1916.

 

Conferences

1. G.Ganesh Niranjan and Uday Chakkingal, “Improvement in drawability (r value) of an aluminum alloy subjected to groove pressing”, International Conference on Processing & Manufacturing of Advanced Materials (THERMEC), Berlin, Germany, August 2009.

2. G.Ganesh Niranajn, Sri Harsha, P.Venugopal, “Stretch bending studies of sheet metal – a new attempt using rubber”, International Symposium for Research Scholars (ISRS) conference, IIT Madras, India, December 2008.

3. G. Ganesh Niranajn and Uday Chakkingal “Effect of groove pressing on drawing quality (r-value) for 6061 aluminum alloy”. International Deep Drawing Research group (IDDRG) conference, Olofstrom, Sweden, June 2008.