Dr. Ajay Batish
Professor and Dean

Designation:

Professor, Dean Partnerships and Accreditation, and Deputy Director

Specialization:

Industrial Engineering, Quality Assurance ISO 9000

Email:

abatish@thapar.edu

Education

PhD

Experience

August 1999 - to date: Mechanical Engineering Department, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, India

June 1990 – August 1999: Quality Manager, Gabriel India Limited

Teaching Interests

  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Quality Engineering
  • Industrial System Design

Research Interest:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Process Optimization
  • Ergonomics

Publications

Journal International:

2016

  • Duvedi, R.K.,Bedi, S.,Batish, A.,Mann , The Edge--Torus Tangency Problem in Multipoint Machining of Triangulated Surface Models, 2016, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 82(9), 1959-1972
  • Sidhu, S.S., Batish, A., Kumar, S, Metal Matrix Composites for Thermal Management: A Review, 2016, Critical Reviews in Solid State and Materials Sciences, 41(2), 132-157
  • Ashu, Bhattacharya, A., Batish, A., Surface Finish and Dimensional Accuracy of FDM Parts after Cold Vapor Treatment, 2016, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 31(4), 522-529
  • Kumar, S.,Batish, A.,Singh, R.,Singh, T.P., Machining Performance of Cryogenically Treated Ti-5Al-2.5Sn Titanium Alloy in Electric Discharge Machining: A Comparative Study, 2016, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science doi 0954406215628030
  • Kumar, S.,Batish, A.,Singh, R.,Singh, T.P., Modeling the tool wear rate in powder mixed electro-discharge machining process using dimensional analysis of cryogenically treated electrodes, 2015, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering doi 0954408915593875

2015

  • Bhatt, G., Batish, A., Bhattacharya, A., Material Transfer Mechanism during Magnetic Field Assisted Electric Discharge Machining of AISI D2, D3 and H13 Die Steel, 2015, J Engineering Manufacture, 229(1) 62–74
  • Ashu, Bhattacharya, A., Batish, A., Failure investigation of fused deposition modelling parts fabricated at different raster angles under tensile and flexural loading, 2015, Proc IMechE Part B: J Engineering Manufacture, 1–9
  • Sidhu, S.S., Batish, A., Kumar, S, Analysis of residual stresses in particulate reinforced aluminium matrix composite after EDM, 2015, Materials Science and Technology, 31(15), 1850-1859 Duvedi, R.K.,Bedi, S.,Batish, A.,Mann, S, Numeric implementation of drop and tilt method of 5-axis tool positioning for machining of triangulated surfaces, 2015, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 78(9) , Issue 9, 1677-1690
  • Bhatt, G., Batish, A., Bhattacharya, A., Experimental Investigation of Magnetic field assisted EDM with Powders Mixed in Dielectric Medium, 2015, Particulate Science and Technology: An International Journal 33(3), 246-256
  • Batish, A., Bhattacharya, A., Powder Mixed Dielectric: An Approach for Improved Process Performance in EDM, 2015, Particulate Science and Technology: An International Journal, 33(2), 150-158

2014

  • Duvedi, R.K.,Bedi, S.,Batish, A.,Mann, S., A multipoint method for 5-axis machining of triangulated surface models, 2014, CAD Computer Aided Design, 52, 17–26
  • Kumar, S.,Batish, A.,Singh, R.,Singh, T.P., A Mathematical Model to predict Material Removal Rate during Electric Discharge Machining of Cryogenically Treated Titanium Alloys, (2014), Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B, Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 229(2) 214–228
  • Sidhu, S.S.,Batish, A.,Kumar, S, Study of surface properties in particulate-reinforced metal matrix composites (MMCs) using powder-mixed electrical discharge machining (EDM) , 2014, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 29: 46–52
  • Kumar, S.,Batish, A.,Singh, R.,Singh, T.P., A hybrid Taguchi-artificial neural network approach to predict surface roughness during electric discharge machining of titanium alloys , 2014, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, 28, (7), 2831-2844.
  • Singh, H.,Bhattacharya, A.,Batish, A., Finite element modeling and analysis of powder mixed electric discharge machining process for temperature distribution and volume removal considering multiple craters , 2014, International Journal of Modeling, Simulation, and Scientific Computing, 05, (3), 1450009
  • Gupta, A.,Ramagopal, S.V.,Batish, A.,Bhattacharya,, A Surface roughness and profile error in precision diamond turning of C18000 , 2014, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 29, (5), 606-613
  • Singh, R. P., Batish, A., Singh, T.P., An Experimental Study to Evaluate the Effect of Ambient Temperature during Manual Lifting and Design of Optimal Task Parameters, 2014, Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing and Service Industries, 24(1), 56-70
  • Batish, A.,Bhattacharya, A.,Kaur, M.,Cheema, M.S, Hard turning: Parametric optimization using genetic algorithm for rough/finish machining and study of surface morphology, 2014, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology 28, (5),1629-1640
  • Singh, R. P., Batish, A., Singh, T.P., Determination of safe limits of significant task parameters during manual lifting, 2014, Workplace Health & Safety, 62(4):150-60

2013

  • Sidhu, S.S.,Batish, A.,Kumar, S., Neural network-based modeling to predict residual stresses during electric discharge machining of Al/SiC metal matrix composites, 2013, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B, Journal of Engineering Manufacture 227(11) 1679–1692
  • Sidhu, S.S.,Batish, A.,Kumar, S., Fabrication and electrical discharge machining of metal-matrix composites: A review , 2013, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 32: 1310-1320
  • Sidhu, S.S.,Batish, A.,Kumar, S., EDM of metal matrix composite for parameter design using lexicographic goal, 2013, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 28, 495-500
  • Bhattacharya, A.,Batish, A.,Kumar, N., Surface characterization and material migration during surface modification of die steels with silicon, graphite and tungsten powder in EDM process, 2013, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, 27 (1) 133-140
  • Bhattacharya, A.,Batish, A, Predictor equations for estimating crater dimensions in PMEDM process using fem simulation and experimental validation, 2013, Materials Science Forum, 751, 45-60 2012
  • Bhattacharya, A.,Batish, A.,Singh, M, Experimental studies to validate simulated results for nozzle effectiveness using multi-response optimisation during cylindrical grinding process , 2012, International Journal of Materials Engineering Innovation 3 (3/4), 165 – 189
  • Bhattacharya, A.,Batish, A.,Singh, G.,Singla, V.K, Optimal parameter settings for rough and finish machining of die steels in powder mixed EDM, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 61, (5-8), 537-548
  • Bhattacharya, A.,Batish, A., Effect of process variables on microhardness, grain size and strain during machining of various die steels with powder-mixed electric-discharge machining using dummy treated experimental design , 2012, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 226, (7). 1192-1204.
  • Bhattacharya, A.,Batish, A.,Singh, K, FE simulation and experimental validation of powder mixed EDM process for estimating the temperature distribution and volume removed in single crater , 2012, International Journal of Modeling, Simulation, and Scientific Computing, Volume: 3, (2)
  • Batish, A.,Bhattacharya, A.,Singla, V.K.,Singh, G., Study of material transfer mechanism in die steels using powder mixed electric discharge machining, 2012, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 27, 449-456

2011

  • Kumar, P., Batish, A., Bhattacharya, A., Duvedi, R.K., Effect of Process Parameters on Microhardness and Microstructure of Heat Affected Zone in Submerged Arc Welding, 2011, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B, Journal of Engineering Manufacture 225(5), 771-721
  • Batish, A., Bhattacharya, A., Singh, B., Multi-Response optimization and Empirical Modeling of Cardiopulmonary Responses during Manual Lifting Tasks, 2011, Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, 21(1), 29-43

Sponsored Projects

Title Project cost (Indian Rupees) Funding Agency Duration
Ornamental Wood Working System using 3-D modeling and computerized tool path 97.5 LAC Ministry of Textiles 3 years (2008-2011)
Analysis of Asymmetrical Manual Lifting Tasks to determine maximum recommended weight limit by Indian Male workers 22.5 LAC SERC - DST 3 years (2007-2010)
Experimentation for improvement in surface  properties of die and tool steels by EDM process 23.0 LAC SERC - DST 3 years (2007-2010)
Special Assistance Project (SAP-DRS) in Mechanical Engineering 44.5 LAC UGC 5 years (2009-14)
Manufacturing Engineering - Entrepreneurship Development 8.00 LAC AICTE 2 years (2007-10)
Ergonomic Analysis of Manual Lifting Tasks for calculating the maximum recommended weight limit 8.00 LAC RPS Scheme - AICTE 3 years (2007-2010)
Drive Chain Weight Reductio 11.08 Rockman Industries 1 year
Metallurgical behavior of high strength low alloy (HSLA) steel during Submerged Arc Welding (SAW) with different flux compositions, weld parameters with pre and post thermal treatment 14.65 DRDO 2 years
Optimization and Modeling of process parameters for improvement in material characteristics in abrasive blasting process using fuzzy logic methodology 9.77 AICTE 2 years
Experimental investigation of EDM machined surface of Al-SiC and Al-SiC-B4C metal matrix composites – 10.90 UGC 2 years
Multi response optimization of process parameters for the improved part accuracy in FDP process 9.75 AICTE 3 YEARS
FIST 86.00 DST 5 years

Consultancy Projects

Title Funding Agency
Study of Paint Shop Polypalstics, Yamunanager
Productivity Studies at Polypalstics, Yamunanager Polypalstics, Yamunanager
Ergonomic Studies of Bournvita Line Cadbury Baddi
Six Sigma Deployment at for Single Window and Housing Finance operations SBOP, Patiala
Manpower Productivity studies for officers Cadbury, Gwalior
Industrial Engineering studies for various production lines  
ISO 9000 implementation Milkfood, Patiala
Time and Motion Studies Cadbury, Gwalior
ISO 9001 implementation R R Electronics

Research guidance

Title of the thesis Level M.E./ Ph.D.
Tool Positioning Algorithms for Improved Machining of Triangulated Surfaces PhD
Study of Surface properties and residual stresses of Aluminum matrix composites after electric discharge machining PhD
Analysis of Asymmetrical Manual Lifting Tasks to Modify the Lifting Equation using Factorial Experimental Methods for Indian Male Workers PhD
Development of a Model for Fostering Innovation Culture in Small Scale Auto Parts Manufacturing Industries of Punjab PhD
Investigating the effect of Cryo Treatment on machining characteristics of Titanium Alloys with EDM (Submitted) PhD
Development of computer aided integrated model for production of close tolerances ME
Ergonomic Analysis of Lifting and Carrying Tasks ME
Strategy Development for Lean Manufacturing Implementation ME
Machinery and Equipment Underutilization ME
Modification of Surface Properties of Die Steel in an EDM Process ME
Master Production Schedule through Simulation ME
Maintenance Planning through Computer Simulation ME
Material Requirement Planning through Simulation ME
Effect of different multipliers and their interactions during manual Lifting operations ME
Analysis of Lifting and Carrying Tasks using the Lifting Equation The student is registered at BITS, Pilani for his M.S. through Distance Mode M.S.
Effect of powder mixed dielectric on MRR, TWR and surface properties in EDM ME
Fractional factorial analysis and empirical modeling of cardiopulmonary responses during lifting operations ME
Empirical modeling for a submerged arc welding process for predicting the weld bead geometry and microstructure ME
Generalized tool path generation algorithm for sculptured pseudo symmetric surface machining ME
Customization of cad modeling software using parametric macros for design of machinable artistic surface patterns ME
Tool path planning for 3-axis NC-milling lathe and 3-axis NC-vertical milling for sculptured surfaces machining using triangular mesh offset ME
An Experimental Validation of Simulated Coolant Nozzles and Their Orientation in a Grinding Process ME
Multi-response Optimization of Process Parameters in Cold Chamber Pressure Die Casting ME
Experimentation for Improvement in Surface Properties and Process Optimization of Die Steels using Powder Mixed Dielectric in EDM Process ME
Investigation on Improvement of Material Properties and Parametric Optimization of MRR, TWR and Roughness using Powder Mixed Dielectric in EDM ME
Improvement in Surface Properties of die steels during Hard facing on CNC milling ME
Investigating the effect of tool and work material in Ultrasonic machining of Titanium alloys ME
Multi-response optimization of Wire EDM with AHP ME
Plant Capability Assessment using OEE and TEEP with Gauge R&R ME
Process Redesign for Chain Weight Reduction ME
Process Optimization of 428 power Transmission Chain for achieveing weight reduction ME
Design and Fabrication of the setup for resin sand reclamation and investigate the effects of different parameters on the performance of the reclamation process ME
Production of High strength and durable concrete using industrial by-products ME
Exploration of surface roughness and profile error in SPDT of mold insert material - copper alloy C18000 ME
Parametric Approach to optimize SAW process for HSLA steel ME
Experimental Investigation of magnetic field assisted EDM Process ME
Study of Fusion Zone and Heat Affected Zone of Submerged Arc Welded HSLA Steel ME
A Comparative Study of Various Artefacts used in CMM Calibration ME
Synthetic Double Sampling Variable Sampling Interval Xbar Control Chart ME
Measurement and Evaluation of Cam Chain Noise and Vibration of Motorcycle Engine ME