Dr. Tarun Kumar Bera
Associate Professor

Designation:

Associate Professor

Specialization:

Dynamics and Control

Email:

tkbera@thapar.edu

E-mail id

tkbera@thapar.edu, tarunkumarbera@gmail.com

Biography

Tarun Kumar Bera, PhD (IIT Kharagpur, India), ME (IIEST, Shibpur, India), BE (NIT Silchar, India) and is presently an Associate Professor at Mechanical Engineering Department of Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology (Deemed to be University), Patiala. He worked as a production engineer at Greaves Ltd. (1996–1998) and as a faculty at BIET, India (2001–2008). He has done Post-Doctoral research at LAGIS, CNRS, Lille, France during 2011–12. He is former Visiting Faculty of Université d'Angers, France. He has published 41 International Journal papers and 18 conference papers. His research interests are system dynamics, mobile robotics, vehicle dynamics, multi-body dynamics, modelling, simulation & control systems and machining dynamics.

Education

  • Ph.D. with Robotics, Vehicle Dynamics and Control / Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
  • M.E. with Machine Design / Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur, India / First Class First (82%)
  • B.E. with Mechanical Engineering / N.I.T., Silchar, India / First Class Third (76.3%)

Experience: Total Experience - 18 years

  • Post Doc (CNRS Lab, Lille, France) 1 year
  • Teaching (BIET, Suri, WB and TIET, Patiala) 15 years
  • Industrial (Greaves Limited) 2 years

Teaching Interests:

  • Modelling and Simulation of Dynamic Systems
  • Mechatronics
  • Solid Mechanics & Mechanics of Deformable Bodies
  • Machine Design
  • Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery
  • Engineering Mechanics

Research Interest:

  • Modelling, simulation and control of dynamic systems
  • Bond graph modelling
  • Mechatronic systems, robotics and vehicle dynamics
  • Bio-dynamics
  • Process modelling
  • Welding

Publications:

Published or Accepted for Publication in Peer Reviewed International Journals (41)

  1. Bera T. K., Samantaray A. K., and Karmakar R., “Robust overwhelming control of a hydraulically driven 3-degrees-of-freedom parallel manipulator through a simplified fast inverse model”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering (ISSN: 0959-6518), Vol. 224, No. 2, pp. 169–184, 2010. IF-1.051
  2. Bera T. K., Bhattacharya K., and Samantaray A. K., “Evaluation of antilock braking system with an integrated model of full vehicle system dynamics”, Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, Elsevier (ISSN: 1569-190X), Vol. 19, No. 10, pp. 2131–2150, 2011. IF-2.092
  3. Bera T. K., Bhattacharya K., and Samantaray A. K., “Bond graph model based evaluation of a sliding mode controller for combined regenerative and antilock braking system”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering (ISSN: 0959-6518), Vol. 225, No. 7, pp. 918–934, 2011. IF-1.051
  4. Bera T.K., Samantaray A.K., Karmakar R., “Bond Graph Modeling of Planar Prismatic Joints”, Mechanism and Machine Theory, Elsevier (ISSN: 0094-114X), Vol. 49, pp. 2–20, 2011. IF-2.796
  5. Bera T. K., and Samantaray A. K., “Consistent bond graph modelling of planar multibody systems”, World Journal of Modelling and Simulation, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 173–188, 2011.
  6. Bera T. K., and Samantaray A. K., “Bond Graph Model-Based Inversion of Parallel Manipulator Systems”, International Journal of Modelling and Simulation, ACTA Press, Vol. 31, No. 4, pp. 331–342, 2011.
  7. Bera T. K., Merzouki R., Ould Bouamama B. and Samantaray A. K., “Force Control in parallel manipulator through virtual foundations”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering (ISSN: 0959-6518), Vol. 226, No. 8, pp. 1088–1106, 2012. IF-1.051
  8. Bera T. K., Merzouki R., Ould Bouamama B. and Samantaray A. K., “Design and validation of the reconfiguration strategy for a redundantly actuated intelligent autonomous vehicle”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering (ISSN: 0959-6518), Vol. 226, No. 8, pp. 1060–1076, 2012. IF-1.051
  9. Bhattacharya A., and Bera T. K., “Development of Automatic GMAW Setup for Process Improvements: Experimental and Modeling Approach”, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Taylor and Francis (ISSN 1042-6914 (Print), 1532-2475 (Online)) Vol. 29, No. 8, pp. 988–995, 2014. IF-1.629
  10. Bhattacharya A., Bera T. K. and Suri V.K., “Influence of Heat Input in Automatic GMAW: Penetration Prediction and Microstructural Observation”, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Taylor and Francis (ISSN 1042-6914 (Print), 1532-2475 (Online)) Vol. 29, No. 10, pp. 1210–1218, 2014. DOI: 10.1080/10426914.2014.930889 IF-1.629
  11. Bhattacharya A., Bera T. K. and Thakur A., “On Cutter Deflection Profile Errors in End Milling: Modeling and Experimental Validation”, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Taylor and Francis (ISSN 1042-6914 (Print), 1532-2475 (Online)) Vol. 30, No. 8, pp. 1042–1050, 2015. IF-1.629
  12. Tathgir S., Bhattacharya A., and Bera T. K., “Influence of current and shielding gas in TiO2 flux activated TIG welding on Different Graded Steels”, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Taylor and Francis (ISSN 1042-6914 (Print), 1532-2475 (Online)) Vol. 30, No. 9, pp. 1115–1123, 2015. IF-1.629
  13. Kumar R., Bhattacharya A., and Bera T. K., “Mechanical and Metallurgical Studies in Double Shielded GMAW of Dissimilar Stainless Steels”, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Taylor and Francis (ISSN 1042-6914 (Print), 1532-2475 (Online)) Vol. 30, No. 9, pp. 1146–1153, 2015. IF-1.629
  14. Bhattacharya A., Bera T. K. and Suri V.K., “Effect of process parameters on toughness and metallurgical behaviour during uniaxial automatic gas metal arc welding of austenitic stainless steel AISI 316”, Journal of Materials: Design and Applications, IMechE, 2016.DOI: 10.1177/1464420715586823 (ISSN: 1464-4207 (Print), ISSN: 2041-3076 (Online)) Vol. 230, No. 4, pp. 869–878, 2016. IF-1.625
  15. Singh A. and Bera T. K., “Bond graph aided thermal modelling of twin-tube shock absorber”, International Journal of Modelling and Simulation, Taylor and Francis DOI:10.1080/02286203.2016.1192980, Vol. 36, No. 4, pp. 183–192, 2016.
  16. Arora R., Bera T. K., “Trajectory tracking through overwhelming control of human vertebrae as hybrid manipulator”, Simulation, Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International, Sage Publishing House DOI: 10.1177/0037549716686404 ISSN: 0037-5497 Vol. 93, No. 3, pp. 251–263, March 1, 2017. IF-0.94
  17.  Sharma K., and Bera T. K., “Modelling of autonomic regulation in cardiovascular system based on baroreflex model”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering (ISSN: 0959-6518), Vol. 231, No. 4, pp. 299–311, April 19, 2017. IF-1.051
  18. Arora R., Bera T. K., “Physical model reduction of a parallel and hybrid manipulator”, Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Springer, ISSN: 2228-6187 (Print) 2364-1835 (Online) Vol. 42, No. 2, pp. 137–147, June, 2018. (First Online: 06 May 2017). IF-0.595
  19. Bera T. K., Dixit S., Bhattacharya A., Kumar D. and Samantaray A.K., “Thermal modelling, simulation and experimental validation of heat accumulation in a framed glass cabin”, Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, ISSN 1429-2955 Vol. 55, No. 3, pp. 911–922, March 31, 2017. IF-0.683
  20. Lahkar B., and Bera T. K., “Hydraulic flow model of plant organs in response to physical and environmental factors”, Simulation, Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International, Sage Publishing House, ISSN: 0037-5497 Vol. 93, No. 10, pp. 869–882, October 1, 2017. IF-0.94
  21. Singh R., Singh M., and Bera T. K., “Model reduction in vehicle dynamic systems”, International Journal of Modelling and Simulation, Taylor and Francis. DOI:10.1080/02286203.2016.1273040 Vol. 37, No. 2, pp. 67–81, January 9, 2017.
  22. Jain D., Mukherjee Abhijit, Bera T. K., “A novel characterization method of fiber reinforced polymers with clustered microstructures for time dependent mass transfer”, Science and Engineering of Composite Materials. ISSN: 2191-0359 Vol. 25, No. 5, pp. 1003–1014, 2018. IF-0.619
  23. Singh R., Bera T. K., “Obstacle avoidance of bicycle vehicle model using overwhelming controller”, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Springer. ISSN: 2193-567X (Print) 2191-4281 (Online) Vol. 43, No. 9, pp. 4821–4833, 2018. IF-0.865
  24. Vats, S., Jain, D. and Bera, T. K. “Moisture Diffusion along the Layered Fibre Matrix Composites with Different Fibre Orientations”. Materials Today: Proceedings Vol. 5, pp. 19963-19968, 2018.
  25. Vats, S., Jain, D. and Bera, T. K. “Micromechanical Interactions and their Relation to Stress Field for different classes of Reinforced Polymer Composites”. Materials Today: Proceedings Vol. 5, pp. 19944-19953, 2018.
  26. Arora R. and Bera T. K., “Trajectory Tracking of 3D Hybrid Manipulator through Human Hand Motion”, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Springer ISSN: 2193-567X (Print) 2191-4281 (Online) DOI: 10.1007/s13369-018-3323-y Vol. 44, No. 2, pp. 935–947, February 2019. IF-0.865.
  27. Singh R. and Bera T. K., “Fault detection, isolation and reconfiguration of a bipedal-legged robot”, Simulation International, Sage Publishing House, ISSN: 0037-5497, DOI:10.1177/0037549718803716 Vol. 95, No. 10, pp. 955–977, 2019. IF-0.94
  28. Jain D, Kamboj I., Bera T. K., Singh A. and Singla R. “Experimental and numerical investigations on the effect of Alkaline hornification on hydrothermal ageing of Agave natural fiber composites”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Elsevier ISSN: 0017-9310 Vol. 130, pp. 431–439, 2019. IF-3.891.
  29. Singh R. and Bera T. K., “Fuzzy logic controller for obstacle avoidance of mobile robot”, International Journal of Nonlinear Sciences and Numerical Simulation, DE GRUYTER, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 51–62, 2019. IF-1.162.
  30. Singh R. and Bera T. K., “Obstacle avoidance of mobile robot using fuzzy logic and hybrid obstacle avoidance algorithm”. Materials Science and Engineering (Online ISSN: 1757-899X), Vol. 517, pp. 50-54, 2019.
  31. Soharu G., Singh R. and Bera T. K., “Bond Graph Modelling and Simulation of Quadruple Robot with Different Gaits”, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Springer ISSN: 2193-567X (Print) 2191-4281 (Online) DOI: 10.1007/s13369-019-03766-1 Vol. 44, No. 9, pp. 7385–7397, 2019. IF-0.865
  32. Jain D., Kaur Sekhon H., and Bera T. K., “Comparison of different hydrophobic treatments for the durability improvement of Palmyra natural fiber composites under hydrothermal ageing environments” Journal of Natural Fibers, Taylor and Francis ISSN: 1544-0478, Doi.org/10.1080/15440478.2019.1588828 Online March 21, 2019 IF-1.076.
  33. Singh R. and Bera T. K., “Obstacle avoidance of a humanoid mobile robot based on multi-sensor information”, WJMS (ISSN: 1746-7233, England, UK), World Academic Press, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 116-127, 2019.
  34. Suri V.K., Bera T. K. and Bhattacharya A., “Development and Performance Analysis of Semi-Automatic Movement Setup for Planar Welding” Materials and Manufacturing Processes. Accepted as on June 21, 2019, DOI.org/10.1080/10426914.2019.1643470 Vol. 34, No. 11, pp. 1251–1261, 2019 IF-3.350.
  35. Arora R., Agarwal Dharmveer, and Bera T. K., “Workspace analysis and trajectory tracking of a planar hybrid manipulator with ball screw feed drive”, Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering Accepted as on August 20, 2019, ISSN: 1678-5878 (print version), ISSN: 1806-3691 (electronic version), Vol. 41, No. 9, pp. 1–18, 2019 IF-1.743.
  36. Singh R. and Bera T. K., “Walking Model of Jansen Mechanism Based Quadruped Robot and Application to Obstacle Avoidance”, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Springer Accepted on September 11, 2019, ISSN: 2193-567X (Print) 2191-4281 (Online), IF-1.518.
  37. Singh R. and Bera T. K., “Bond Graph Approach for Dynamic Modeling of the Biped Robot and Application to Obstacle Avoidance”, Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering (BMSE) Submission ID: BMSE-D-18-02234, Accepted on September 12, 2019, ISSN: 1678-5878 (print version), ISSN: 1806-3691 (electronic version), Vol. 41, No. 10, pp. 1–12, 2019 IF-1.743.
  38. Arora R., and Bera T. K., “Impedance Control of Three Dimensional Hybrid Manipulator” Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, Springer Accepted on October 18, 2019.
  39. Vats S., Bera T. K. and Jain D., “Moisture Absorption in Fibre Matrix Laminates for Different Fibre Orientations: Simulation and Experimental Study” Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Springer, 2019, ISSN: 2193-567X (Print) 2191-4281 (Online), IF-1.518 Accepted on December 3, 2019 DOI: 10.1007/s13369-019-04284-w.
  40. Mukherjee S., Kumar V., Sarangi S. and Bera T. K. “Gearbox Fault Diagnosis using Advanced Computational Intelligence” Procedia Computer Science, Elsevier Accepted 2019.
  41. Mukherjee S., Kumar V., Sarangi S. and Bera T. K. “An Improved Signal Pre-Processing Method for Gearbox Fault Features Extraction ” Procedia Computer Science, Elsevier Accepted 2019.

Published or Accepted for Publication in Conferences (18)

  1. Bera T. K., “Analysis of dynamic characteristics of isotropically rough hydrodynamic journal bearing with micro–polar lubricant under the translatory whirl motion”, Development and challenges in manufacturing engg, 2004, MIT, Mahe, DU, Manipal, 576104, pp. 122–129.
  2. Bera T. K., “Analysis of steady-state characteristics of rough hydrodynamic journal bearing lubricated with micro-polar fluids”, NaCoMM, 2005, Guwahati, pp. 317–324.
  3. Haldar B., Das S. and Bera T. K., “Critical Overview on Rapid Prototyping Processes” NCIC-2006, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Dec. 2006; pp 275–283.
  4. Bera T. K., Samantaray A.K. and Karmakar R., “Bond Graph Modeling of Planar Prismatic Joints”, NaCoMM, 2009, Durgapur, pp. 22–26..
  5. Bera T. K., Merzouki R., Ould Bouamama B. and Samantaray A. K., “Bond graph modeling of an over-actuated intelligent autonomous vehicle with decoupled steering wheel”, IEEE International conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, 2012, Guangzhou, China, pp. 624–629. DOI: 10.1109/ROBIO.2012.6491036.
  6. Bera T. K., and Samantaray A.K., “Modelling of a Reconfigurable Autonomous Vehicle”, 1st KIIT International Symposium on Advances in Automotive Technology, 2013, Bhubaneswar.
  7. Bera T. K. and Singh J. “Analysis and Control of Semi Active Suspension System for a Bicycle vehicle model: A Bond Graph Approach”. Second International Conference on Intelligent Robotics, Automation and Manufacturing (IRAM), IIT Indore, December 2013; pp. 168–173.
  8. Bera T. K. and Singh A. “Bond graph aided performance analysis of antilock braking system for a bicycle vehicle model with camber angle and fork angle”. International Conference on Machines and Mechanisms (iNaCoMM 2013), IIT Roorkee, December 2013; pp 70–76.
  9. Singh M. and Bera T. K. “Physical Model Reduction of Antilock Braking System”. International Conference on Aeronautical, Robotics and Manufacturing Engineering (ARME'2015), Bangkok, Thailand, June 2015; pp 77–83. doi.org/10.17758/ER615304.
  10. Arora R. and Bera T. K. “A Bond Graph Model for Object Grasping and Fingertip motion”. International Conference on Aeronautical, Robotics and Manufacturing Engineering (ARME'2015), Bangkok, Thailand, June 2015; pp 84–91. doi.org/10.17758/ER615305.
  11. Bera T. K., Ayala G., Loureiro R., Merzouki R., “Graphical Model-Based Design of Intelligent Autonomous Vehicle”. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, Zhuhai, China, December 6–9 2015; pp 2078–2083.
  12. Singh R. and Bera T. K., “Obstacle avoidance of mobile robot using fuzzy logic and hybrid obstacle avoidance algorithm”. 2nd International Conference on Robotics and Mechantronics (ICRoM 2018), Singapore, November 9–11, 2018.
  13. Nandihal P., Kumar V., Saha S. K., Singla A. Singh S. P. and Bera T. K. “Dynamic modeling and experimental validation of a single-link flexible manipulator” ECCOMAS 2019 Multibody Dynamics Conference.
  14. Jain M., Sehgal M., Kalra Y., Jain P., Aggarwal N., Singh R., Kumar D. and Bera T. K. “Object Detection and Gesture Control of Four-Wheel Mobile Robot” Fourth International Conference on Communication and Electronics Systems (ICCES 2019), Coimbatore, July 17-19, 2019.
  15. Jain P., Himanshu G., Bhupendra M., Dharmendra Y., Aditya V., Kumar D. and Bera T. K. “Design of Knee Exoskeleton using Electromyography Sensor” Fourth International Conference on Communication and Electronics Systems (ICCES 2019), Coimbatore, July 17-19, 2019.
  16. Singh R., Bera T. K. and Singh J., “Bond Graph Based Modeling of Four-Cylinder In-line Engine and Study the Various Engine Characteristics Parameters”, National Conference on Internal Combustion Engines and Combustion, NIT Kurukhetra, November 1-4, 2019.
  17. Kumar A., Singh R., Bera T. K. and Singla A. “PI control based modelling of segway using bond graph”, iNaCoMM, IIT Mandi 5-7 December, 2019.
  18. Singh R. and Bera T. K., “Bond Graph Aided Dynamic Analysis of Floating De-Coupler type Hydraulic Mount”, International National Conference on Advancements in Mechanical Engineering (ICAME2020), Aliah University Kolkata, January 16-18, 2020.

Publication of Book Chapter

  1. 1. Book chapter “Mechatronic Vehicle Braking Systems” in the book “Mechatronic and Innovative Applications” by Bera T. K., and Samantaray A. K., 2012, Bentham Science Publishers (ISBN: 978-1-60805-440-4) , pp. 3–36.

Sponsored Research Project

  • 1. Bera, T.K. (PI), Design and Control of Intelligent Autonomous Vehicle for Indian Sea Ports, UGC, Government of India, 2013–2015, INR 6 Lakhs
  • 2. Bera, T.K. (Co-PI), Design and Development of a Three-Link Rigid-Flexible Manipulator, SERB, DST, Government of India, 2017–2020, INR 64.12 Lakhs

Thesis Supervision

  • PhD (Doctorate Thesis): 7 (2 completed, 5 ongoing)
  • ME (Post Graduate Thesis): 28 (26 completed, 2 ongoing)

Course/Short term program/Workshop conducted

  • TEQIP sponsored Three-Day Short Term Training Program on Advanced Robotics: Design, Planning and Control (STTPAR-2013) at Mechanical Engineering Department, Thapar University, Patiala, and Punjab, India, held during March 21–23, 2013.
  • DST-SERB and TU sponsored Two-Day Workshop on Recent Trends in Vehicle Dynamics (RTVD-2016) at Mechanical Engineering Department, Thapar University, Patiala, Punjab, India, held during February 25–26, 2016.

Achievement, Awards and Recognitions:

  • Former Visiting Faculty of Université d'Angers, France p>
  • Invited researcher by Kastler Foundation for Post Doc at LAGIS, UMR CNRS 8219, USTL, Lille, France
  • Session Chair at International Conference on Aeronautical, Robotics and Manufacturing Engineering (ARME’2015), Bangkok, Thailand, June 2015
  • First Class First in M.E
  • First Class Third in B.E
  • State rank (WB) of 79 and 81 in Secondary and Higher Secondary, respectively
  • Scholarship for pursuing Ph.D. at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • Awarded Scholarship for pursuing M.E. at Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur
  • National scholarship for class VIII, X and XII standard

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