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Dr. Karthik V. Shankar

Asst. Professor

Dr. Karthik V. Shankar currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri Campus. Kerala, India.

Qualification: B-Tech, M.Tech, Ph.D
karthikvs@am.amrita.edu
Scopus profile
Research Interest: Alloy Development, Casting, Materials Science, Metal Matrix Composites

Bio

Dr. Karthik V Shankar received his B.Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering from Adi Shankara Institute of Engineering and Technology , Kalady , Kerala.  He received his M.Tech in Integrated Design and Manufacturing and obtained his Ph.D degree in Metallurgical and Materials Science from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore. He currently serves as Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus. His areas of research include composite materials, metal matrix composites, metal casting, alloy development, tribology, heat treatment process and Optimization Techniques. He has several publications in peer-reviewed international journals (SCI, SCIE, and Scopus indexed) / conference publications (Scopus indexed), He is an active reviewer in peer-reviewed journals.

Qualification

  • Doctorate (February 2017)
    • Ph. D. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, India
    • Ph.D Thesis topic – Development of high strength Cu-based spinodal alloys cast in metal mould
    • Funded by Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), New Delhi, India, (Project No: ERIP/ER/1003934/M/01/1345 dated 26th July 2011)
  • Post-Graduation (August 2013)
    • Master of Technology from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, India
    • Specialization: Integrated Design and Manufacturing
  • Under Graduation (October 2010)
    • Bachelor of Technology from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India
    • Specialization: Mechanical Engineering

Teaching/Research Interests

  1. Metallurgical and Materials Science
  2. Advanced Casting Technology
  3. Composite Materials and Processing
  4. Polymer Materials and Properties
  5. Advanced Materials and Process
  6. Manufacturing Process
  7. Metrology and Measurements
  8. Machine Drawing

List of Ph.D. Students

  • Current:
    • Mr. Kasthuri Raj
    • Mr. Rahul R
    • Mr. Bipin Sankar
  • Key Responsibilities at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
    • Department Publication Coordinator
Publications

Journal Article

Year : 2021

Influence of solutionising time on the dendrite morphology and mechanical behaviour of al-si-mg-ni hypoeutectic alloy

Authors : Dr. Karthik V. Shankar, Eby, F. J., Narayanan, S. A., Abhiram, R., Navaneeth, M. V., Manu, K., & Nidhin, A. R.

Publisher : Springer, Silicon

Year : 2021

Strontium in Al–Si–Mg alloy: A review.

Authors : Dr. Karthik V. Shankar, Ganesh, M. R. S., Reghunath, N., J.Levin, M., Prasad, A., Doondi, S.

Publisher : Springer, Metals and Materials International

Year : 2021

Morphological and mechanical behaviour of Cu–Sn Alloys—A review

Authors : Dr. Karthik V. Shankar, Karthik, M., Abhinav, J.

Publisher : Springer, Metals and Materials International

Year : 2021

Titanium in cast cu-sn alloys—a review

Authors : Dr. Karthik V. Shankar, Manu, K., Jezierski, J., Ganesh, M. R. S., & Narayanan, S. A.

Publisher : MDPI, Materials

Year : 2021

Solutionising temperature influence on the morphological and mechanical characteristics of Al–Si–Mg–Ni hypoeutectic alloys

Authors : Dr. Karthik V. Shankar, Manu, K., Raj, A. N., Mukund, A., Nair, A. S., Nived, S., & Premkumar, A.

Publisher : Springer, Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India): Series D

Year : 2021

Influence of T6 heat treatment analysis on the tribological behaviour of cast al-12.2Si-0.3 Mg-0.2Sr alloy using response surface methodology

Authors : Dr. Karthik V. Shankar, Dr. Meera Balachandran, Pillai, B. S., Krishnanunni, S. R., Harikrishnan, N. S., Harinarayanan, A. R., & Kumar, V. S.

Publisher : Springer, Journal of Bio- and Tribo-Corrosion

Year : 2021

Antiviral properties of copper and its alloys to inactivate covid-19 virus: A review

Authors : Dr. Karthik V. Shankar, Prof. Balakrishnan Shankar, Rajesh R., Govind, V., Bharadwaj, S., Sai Ganesh, M. R., Vishnu, J.

Publisher : Springer, BioMetals

Year : 2021

Impact of Heat Treatment Analysis on the Wear Behaviour of Al-14.2Si-0.3Mg-TiC Composite using Response Surface Methodology

Authors : Dr. Karthik V. Shankar, Dr. Meera Balachandran, V. Anilkumar , J. Joseph , S. Nived , J. Jayanandan , J. Jayagopan , U.S. Surya Balaji

Publisher : Tribology in Industry

Year : 2020

Investigating the significance of SiC particle size on the mechanical properties of cu-6Sn-SiC composite

Authors : Dr. Karthik V. Shankar, Ajay Ghosh, K. J., Sudhin, C. B., Pai, A. S., Biju, A., & Sriram, K. R.

Publisher : Inderscience , International Journal of Materials Engineering Innovation

Year : 2020

Investigation of SiC particle size variation on the tribological properties of cu-6Sn-SiC composite

Authors : Dr. Karthik V. Shankar, Chandroth, A. M., Ghosh, K. J. A., Sudhin, C. B., Pai, A. S., Biju, A., & Sriram, K. R.

Publisher : Archives of Foundry Engineering

Year : 2020

Investigations on the melt flow behavior and microstructure of A390 alloy during vertical centrifugal casting process: CFD simulation and experiments

Authors : Dr. Karthik V. Shankar, Karun, A. S., Kumar, J. A., Jeyalakshmi, T. S., Krishna, B. S. G., Suraj, K. S. V., Rajan T.P.D , Savithri, S.

Publisher : Springer, Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals

Year : 2020

Analyzing the Effect of B4C/Al2O3 on the Wear Behavior of Al-6.6Si-0.4Mg Alloy Using Response Surface Methodology

Authors : Dr. Meera Balachandran, Dr. Karthik V. Shankar, Kumar, Vishnu; Kumar, Vaishnave; Menon, Goutham; Bimaldev, Sivcharan; Sankar, Manu;Dr. Meera Balachandran

Publisher : International Journal of Surface Engineering and Interdisciplinary Materials Science

V. Kumar, Kumar, V., Menon, G., Bimaldev, S., Sankar, M., Shankar, K., and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Analyzing the Effect of B4C/Al2O3 on the Wear Behavior of Al-6.6Si-0.4Mg Alloy Using Response Surface Methodology”, International Journal of Surface Engineering and Interdisciplinary Materials Science, vol. 8, pp. 66-79, 2020.

Year : 2020

Determining the Significance of Cobalt Addition on the Wear Characteristics of Al-6.6Si-0.4Mg Hypoeutectic Alloy Using Design of Experiment

Authors : Dr. Meera Balachandran, Dr. Karthik V. Shankar, Sreedev, E.P.; Govind, H.K.; P, A.; Adithyan, S.; Narayan, H.A.; Dr. Meera Balachandran

Publisher : Tribology in Industry

E. P. Sreedev, Govind, H. K., P, A., Adithyan, S., Narayan, H. A., Shankar, K. V., and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Determining the Significance of Cobalt Addition on the Wear Characteristics of Al-6.6Si-0.4Mg Hypoeutectic Alloy Using Design of Experiment”, Tribology in Industry, vol. 42, pp. 299-309, 2020.

Year : 2020

A Study on the Effect of Co Addition on the Microstructure and Mechanical properties of A356 Alloy Cast in Permanent Mould

Authors : Sambhu R., Dr. Karthik V. Shankar, E.P. Sreedev

Publisher : Materials Today: Proceedings

K. V. Shankar, Sambhu R., and Sreedev, E. P., “A Study on the Effect of Co Addition on the Microstructure and Mechanical properties of A356 Alloy Cast in Permanent Mould”, Materials Today: Proceedings, vol. 24, pp. 167 - 176, 2020.

Year : 2019

Determination on the effect of ti addition on the microstructural, mechanical and wear behavior of Cu–6Sn alloy in as—Cast condition

Authors : Dr. Karthik V. Shankar, Akshay, M. C., Aravind Senan, V. R., Vignesh Surej, K. S., Akhil, B., Balakrishnan Shankar

Publisher : Springer, Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals

Year : 2017

Development of Cu-6Sn-5Ni-xTi and to analyse their mechanical and wear properties in as-cast condition

Authors : Dr. Karthik V. Shankar, Paul, C., & Sellamuthu, R.

Publisher : International Journal of Microstructure and Materials Properties

K.V. Shankar, Paul, C., and R. Sellamuthu, “Development of Cu-6Sn-5Ni-xTi and to analyse their mechanical and wear properties in as-cast condition”, International Journal of Microstructure and Materials Properties, vol. 12, pp. 94-103, 2017.

Year : 2017

Determination on the effect of tin content on microstructure, hardness, optimum aging temperature and aging time for spinodal bronze alloys cast in metal mold

Authors : Dr. Karthik V. Shankar, Dr. Sellamuthu R.

Publisher : International Journal of Metalcasting, American Foundry Society,

K.V. Shankar and R. Sellamuthu, “Determination on the effect of tin content on microstructure, hardness, optimum aging temperature and aging time for spinodal bronze alloys cast in metal mold”, International Journal of Metalcasting, vol. 11, pp. 189-194, 2017.

Year : 2017

Determination of optimum aging temperature and time, mechanical and wear properties for Cu-9Ni-6Sn spinodal bronze alloy cast using permanent mould

Authors : Dr. Karthik V. Shankar, Dr. Sellamuthu R.

Publisher : International Journal of Materials Engineering Innovation, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.,

K.V. Shankar and R. Sellamuthu, “Determination of optimum aging temperature and time, mechanical and wear properties for Cu-9Ni-6Sn spinodal bronze alloy cast using permanent mould”, International Journal of Materials Engineering Innovation, vol. 8, pp. 27-38, 2017.

Year : 2016

An investigation on the effect of nickel content on the wear behaviour and mechanical properties of spinodal bronze alloy cast in metal mould

Authors : Dr. Karthik V. Shankar, Dr. Sellamuthu R.

Publisher : International Journal of Materials Engineering Innovation.

K.V. Shankar and R. Sellamuthu, “An investigation on the effect of nickel content on the wear behaviour and mechanical properties of spinodal bronze alloy cast in metal mould”, International Journal of Materials Engineering Innovation, vol. 7, pp. 89-103, 2016.

Year : 2015

A study on the effect of tin addition on wear and mechanical properties of spinodal alloys cast in metal mould

Authors : Dr. Karthik V. Shankar, Dr. Sellamuthu R.

Publisher : Inderscience , International Journal of Microstructure and Materials Properties

Year : 2014

Design of fault detection system for automobile power train using digital signal processing and soft computing techniques

Authors : Dr. Karthik V. Shankar, Kailasnath, K.,Devasenapati, S. B.

Publisher : IGI Global, International Journal of Manufacturing, Materials, and Mechanical Engineering

Conference Proceedings

Year : 2020

Mechanical behaviour of age hardened A356/TiC metal matrix composite

Authors : Dr. Karthik V. Shankar, Joseph, J., Pillai, B. S., Jayanandan, J., Jayagopan, J., Nivedh, S., Balaji, U. S. S.

Publisher : Elsevier , Materials Today: Proceedings doi:10.1016/j.matpr.2020.05.013

Year : 2020

A comparative study on the analysis of wheel hub for landing gear application

Authors : Dr. Karthik V. Shankar, Sunil, B., Vijayakumar, A., Balaji, S., Shajikumar, V., Sreedev, E. P., Harishankar, P. P.

Publisher : AIP Conference Proceedings

Year : 2020

Influence of si content on the mechanical and wear behavior of al-xSi-0.4Mg-10Fly ash metal matrix composite

Authors : Dr. Karthik V. Shankar, Balasubramaniam, C., Santhosh, A., Aadarsh, B., Abhijith, V. K., Midhun, M., Harinarayanan, A. R.

Publisher : Elsevier , Materials Today: Proceedings

Year : 2020

Impact of solutionising temperature on the microstructure, hardness, and tensile strength of al-6.6Si-0.3Mg-3Ni alloys

Authors : Dr. Karthik V. Shankar, Mukund, A., Nair, A. S., Nived, S., Raagavendran, R., Premkumar, A., Raj, A. N

Publisher : Elsevier, Materials Today: Proceedings doi:10.1016/j.matpr.2020.04.725

Year : 2020

Analysis of hybrid metal matrix composite piston for automobile application

Authors : Dr. Karthik V. Shankar, Premnandh, T. P., Krishna, V., Akshay, K. R., Pranav, S., Maneesh Kumar, M.

Publisher : AIP Conference Proceedings

Year : 2020

Analysis of aluminium metal matrix composite piston for automobile applications

Authors : Dr. Karthik V. Shankar, Kumar, M., Padmanabhan, G., Kottara, A. A.

Publisher : AIP Conference Proceedings

Year : 2019

An investigation on the impact of SiC/B4C on the mechanical properties of al-6.6Si-0.4Mg alloy

Authors : Dr. Karthik V. Shankar, Aravind Senan, V. R., Anandakrishnan, G., Rahul, S. R., Reghunath, N.

Publisher : Elsevier , Materials Today: Proceedings doi:10.1016/j.matpr.2019.12.359

Year : 2019

Study of stress corrosion cracking resistance of copper based spinodal alloys-part 1

Authors : Dr. Karthik V. Shankar, Anargh, S. S., Sunil, A., Yadukrishnan, M. P., Arun Raj, K., Anirudh, K. A.

Publisher : Elsevier, Materials Today: Proceedings doi:10.1016/j.matpr.2020.03.676

Year : 2019

Determination on the effect of al2o3 / b4c on the mechanical behaviour of al-6.6si-0.5mg alloy cast in permanent mould

Authors : Dr. Karthik V. Shankar, Aravind Senan, V. R., Akshay, M. C.

Publisher : Trans Tech Publications , Material Science Forum doi:10.4028/

Year : 2019

Development of bronze metal matrix composite for automobile and marine applications

Authors : Dr. Karthik V. Shankar, Krishnan, R. U., Mohan, J., Alex, G., Arjun, J. P., Dev Darshan, K. U., Krishnan, A

Publisher : Trans Tech Publications, Material Science Forum doi:10.4028

Year : 2019

Determination on the effect of ti addition on the mechanical behavior of as-cast cu-6Sn alloy

Authors : Dr. Karthik V. Shankar, Prof. Balakrishnan Shankar, Akshay, M. C., Senan, V. R. A., Surej, K. S. V., Akhil, B

Publisher : AIP Conference Proceedings doi:10.1063/1.5130228

Year : 2019

Fabrication of Solution-Processable, highly transparent and conductive electrodes of graphene by the method of spin coating (Virtual Presentation)

Authors : Dr. Asha R. Pai, Dr. Karthik V. Shankar, N., A., and Suresh, J

Publisher : IAPE '19, Oxford, United Kingdom

Asha R. Pai, Shankar, K., N., A., and Suresh, J., “Fabrication of Solution-Processable, highly transparent and conductive electrodes of graphene by the method of spin coating (Virtual Presentation)”, in Innovative applied energies (IAPE-2019), 2019.

Year : 2018

Study and comparison of A356-WC composite and A356 alloy for an off-road vehicle chassis

Authors : Dr. Karthik V. Shankar, Rohith, K. P., Sajay Rajan, E., Harilal, H., Jose, K.

Publisher : Elsevier, Materials Today Proceedings doi:10.1016/j.matpr.2018.11.006

Year : 2018

An Investigation on the Mechanical and Tribological Properties of Alloy A356 on the Addition of WC

Authors : Unnikrishnan D., Dr. Karthik V. Shankar, Arun A., A. R. Krishna

Publisher : ICMMM2017, Materials Today: Proceedings,

A. R. Krishna, A. Arun, Unnikrishnan D., and K.V. Shankar, “An Investigation on the Mechanical and Tribological Properties of Alloy A356 on the Addition of WC”, ICMMM2017, vol. 5. Materials Today: Proceedings, VIT, Vellore campus, India, pp. 12349-12355, 2018.


Year : 2015

Determination of the effect of nickel content on hardness, optimum aging temperature and aging time for spinodal bronze alloys cast in metal mould

Authors : Dr. Karthik V. Shankar, Dr. Sellamuthu R.

Publisher : Trans Tech Publications, Applied Mechanics and Materials doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.813-814.597

Positions
  • Reviewer for International Journals
    • International Journal of Metalcasting
    • Archives of Foundry Engineering
    • Silicon
    • Philosophical Magazine Letters
    • Materials Today: Proceedings
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