Work place: Department of Mechanical Engineering , Andhra University College of Engineering ,Visakhapatnam , INDIA



Research Interests: Engineering


K.N.S. Suman has received Ph.D. degree from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam in 2006. His thesis was selected as best thesis during that year by Andhra University. He was the recipient of Senior Research Fellowships from UGC and CSIR. His research of interest include the preparation of Natural Composite Materials, analysis and their applications in Mechanical Engineering.

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Effect of Surface Treatments on Tensile and Flexural Properties of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Friction Material

By Naresh Kumar Konada K.N.S.Suman

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijem.2018.03.03, Pub. Date: 8 May 2018

The mechanical properties of a friction material primarily depend on the interfacial adhesion between all the ingredients of a friction material. In this work, a new friction material is developed by combination carbon fiber (CF), polymer matrix and other ingredients. The surface of CF is chemically inert and hydrophobic in nature and does not possess good bonding property with resin. Therefore, an attempt is made to improve the bonding strength between all the ingredients of a friction material. CF surface is modified by three different surface treatment techniques to increase hydroxyl or carboxyl groups on the surface. First, surface oxidation treatment, Second nitric acid treatment and third grafting multi walled carbon nano tubes functionalized (MWCNT-F) on CF surface.  CF content after surface modifications is varied in wt % and mixed with remaining ingredients. Friction composite sheets are fabricated by using hand layup method. The resulting materials are characterized by SEM, TGA and FTIR analysis. MWCNTs-F on CF surface is observed. Twelve composite sheets with varying content of CF and surface treatment method is fabricated. Sample specimens are cut from the friction composite sheets to evaluate tensile and flexural properties of friction material. The best surface treatment method and optimum ingredients are selected for the improvement of tensile and flexural properties of friction material.

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Selection of Magnesium Alloy by MADM Methods for Automobile Wheels

By D.Sameer Kumar K.N.S.Suman

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijem.2014.02.03, Pub. Date: 26 Aug. 2014

The selection of suitable material plays fundamental and vital role in product development as each material possesses individual characteristics that contribute many aspects to suit the particular application. A wrong selection of materials favours huge cost contribution as well as product failure. Hence among the various available materials the selection of a particular becomes difficult. A better methodology is more and more needed for the selection of material. Multi Attribute Decision Making (MADM) methods based on mathematical models provide a ranking to the different alternatives, there by the decision making become easier. This paper presents the selection of Magnesium alloy material to use in automotive wheel applications using MADM methods. The influence of weighting factors has also been discussed.

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