Dr. Tarun Kumar Bera

Designation:

Associate Professor

Specialization:

Dynamics and Control

Email:

tkbera@thapar.edu

Education

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

Experience

  • Total Experience - 15 years
  • Post Doc (CNRS Lab, Lille, France) 1 year
  • Teaching (BIET, Suri and Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology) 12 years
  • Industrial (Greaves Limited) 2 years

Teaching Interests

  • Modelling and Simulation of Dynamic systems
  • 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
  • Thermal modelling

Publications

Published or Accepted for Publication in Peer Reviewed International Journals (21)

  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, Vol. 224, No. 2, pp. 169-184, 2010.
  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, Vol. 19, No. 10, pp. 2131-2150, 2011.
  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, Vol. 225, No. 7, pp. 918-934, 2011.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Bera T.K., Samantaray A.K., Karmakar R., "Bond Graph Modeling of Planar Prismatic Joints", Mechanism and Machine Theory, Elsevier, Vol. 49, pp. 2-20, 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”, 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 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 Vol. 93, No. 3, pp. 251–263, 2017. IF-0.713
  17. 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, 2017.
  18. 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, 2017. IF-1.051
  19. Arora R., Bera T. K., “Physical model reduction of a parallel and hybrid manipulator”, Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Springer, 2017 (Online). IF-0.217
  20. 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, Vol. 55, No. 3, pp. 911–922, 2017. IF-0.683
  21. 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. (Online) IF-0.713

Published or Accepted for Publication in Conferences (11)

  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.

Publication of Book Chapter

  • 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

  • Bera, T.K. (PI), Design and Control of Intelligent Autonomous Vehicle for Indian Sea Ports, UGC, Government of India, 2013-2015, INR 6 Lakhs.
  • Bera, T.K. (Co-PI), Design and Development of a Three-Link Rigid-Flexible Manipulator, SERB, DST, Government of India, 2017-2020, INR 65 Lakhs

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 Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, Punjab, India, held during March 21–23, 2013.
  • DST-SERB and TIET sponsored Two-Day Workshop on Recent Trends in Vehicle Dynamics (RTVD-2016) at Mechanical Engineering Department, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, Punjab, India, held during February 25–26, 2016.

Achievement, Awards and Recognitions:

  • 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 Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur
  • National scholarship for class VIII, X and XII standard

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