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Dr. Pradeep K. Jha
Jha, Pradeep K. Associate Professor pkjhafme[at] +91-1332-285871
Areas of Interest
  • Process modeling, Modeling of steelmaking processes, Continuous casting, Process modeling, Foundry Engineering
Professional Background
April 2014Till DateAssociate ProfessorIIT Roorkee
March 2007April 2014Assistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
Sep 2006Mar 2007Assistant ProfessorISMU Dhanbad
Nov 2003Sep 2006Sr. LecturerIIT Guwahati
March 2003Nov 2003Quick Hire FellowNML Jamshedpur
Educational Details
B.Sc. Engg. Mechanical EngineeringMIT Muzaffarpur1995
M.Tech.Foundry & Forge TechnologyRanchi University1999
Ph.D.Mechanical Engineering (Process modeling)IIT Kharagpur2004
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Study of the effect of geometrical parameters on mixing and inclusion separationDST2005
Investigation of Grade Transition in Continuous Casting TundishIITR2007
Physical Modeling and Numerical Investigation of Intermixing during Ladle Changeover in C.C. processCSIR2010
Development of Refined High Strength Cast Hypereutectic Al-Si AlloyCSIR2010
Investigations of effect of temperature and flow nonuniformities on performance of three-fluid C.H.EDST2014
Capacity assessment of ITC Haridwar / manpower unitsITC Kolkata2010
  • Institute of Indian Foundrymen, Kolkata, Member
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Some investigations on the use of flow modifiers in continuous casting tundishSuman KantA2008
Influence of nozzle blockage on flow behavior in curved wall multistrand tundishSabin Kumar MishraA2008
Experimental and Finite Element Modeling of Arc Weldment Profiles and Angular DistortionsHarendra Kumar NarangA2009
Some studies on Wear, Machinability and Weldability of Al-4.5%Cu-TiC In-Situ CompositeAnand KumarA2010
Reduction of shrinkage and porosity defects in investment castingSaroj Rani PattnaikA2009
Numerical and Experimental Investigations on Three Fluid Heat ExchangerSanjay Kumar SinghA2011
Investigation of Grade Intermixing in Tundish during Ladle change-overMd Irfanul Haque SiddiquiA2011
Fluid flow and solidification behavior of M-EMS process in continuous casting moldAmbrish MauryaO2012
In-situ metal matrix compositeJimmy KarloopiaO2014
In-situ metal matrix compositeShaik MozammilO2015
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
23rd International conference on Processing and Fabrication of Advanced materials (PFAM-XXIII)IIT Roorkee, University of Akron, DEAL DRDO5-12-2014
Special Lectures Delivered
Welded Structure Design And Quality ControlCEC, IIT Roorkee14-12-2011
Processing and Fabrication of Metal Matrix CompositesQIP, IIT Roorkee1-07-2014
Numerical Methods in Manufacturing / Materials ProcessingQIP, IIT Roorkee30-03-2013
Books Authored

A. Dewan, R. Swarnkar, M.K. Jha, Pradeep. K. Jha and V.V. Buwa, 2008, An Assessment of Six Turbulence Models for Prediction of Single-Phase Flow in a Vessel Stirred by a Grid Disc Impeller, Applied Mathematical Modeling, Eetu N. Virtanen (Editor), Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, USA, 2007.

Refereed Journal Papers

Last Five Year Publications


A Maurya and PK Jha, Numerical investigation of M-EMS for fluid flow and solidification. COMPEL: The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, (Accepted-2017).

A Maurya and PK Jha, Influence of electromagnetic stirrer position on fluid flow and solidification in continuous casting mold”. Applied Mathematical Modelling2017 (In-press). DOI: 10.1016/j.apm.2017.02.029

A Maurya and PK Jha, Study of fluid flow and solidification in billet caster continuous casting mold with electromagnetic stirring. Archives of Metallurgy and Materials (Accepted-2016).

A Maurya and PK Jha, Mathematical modelling of solidification in a curved strand during continuous casting of steel. Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India): Series C, 98(1), 45-52, 2016.

MIH Siddiqui and PK Jha, Numerical Investigation of Inclusion Behaviour in a Multi-Strand Tundish during Strand Blockages, Steel Res. Int., 87(6), 733-744, 2016.

MIH Siddiqui and PK Jha, Numerical simulation of flow-induced wall shear stresses in three different shapes of multi-strand steelmaking tundishes, Steel Res. Int., 86(7), 799-807, 2015.

MIH Siddiqui and PK Jha, Effect of Inflow Rate Variation on Intermixing in a Steelmaking Tundish during Ladle Change-Over, Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series D, 96(2), 123-130, 2015.

MIH Siddiqui and PK Jha, Assessment of turbulence models for prediction of intermixed amount with free surface variation using Coupled Level-Set Volume of Fluid Method method, ISIJ Int., 54(11), 2578-2587, 2014. 

A Kumar, MM Mahapatra, PK Jha, NR Mandal and V Devuri,  Influence of tool geometries and process variables on friction stir butt welding of Al–4.5%Cu/TiC in situ metal matrix composites, Materials & Design, 59, 406-414, 2014.

BS Yigezu, MM Mahapatra and PK Jha. Influence of Reinforcement Type on Microstructure, Hardness, and Tensile Properties of an Aluminum Alloy Metal Matrix Composite, J. of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering, 1(4),124-130, 2013.

A Sengupta, P Mishra, V Singh, S Mishra, PK Jha, SK Ajmani and SC Sharma, 2013 “Physical modeling investigation of influence of strand blockage on RTD characteristics in a multi-strand tundish”, Ironmaking and steelmaking, 40(3), 159-166, 2013.

Pattnaik, DB Karunakar and PK Jha, Utility-Fuzzy-Taguchi based hybrid approach in investment casting process, International Journal of Interactive Design and Manufacturing, 8(2), 77-89, 2013.

Pattnaik, DB Karunakar and PK Jha, A review of rapid prototyping integrated investment casting processes, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part L: Journal of Materials Design and Applications, 228(4), 249-277, 2013.

BS Yigezu, PK Jha and MM Mahapatra. Effect of Sliding Distance, Applied Load, and Weight Percentage of Reinforcement on the Abrasive Wear Properties of In Situ Synthesized Al–12%Si/TiC Composites, Tribology Transactions, 56(4), 546-554, 2013.

BS Yigezu, MM Mahapatra and PK Jha. On modeling the abrasive wear characteristics of in situ Al–12%Si/TiC composites, Materials and Design, 2013, 50, 277–284.

A Kumar, MM Mahapatra, and PK JhaModelling the Abrasive Wear Characteristics of In-situ Synthesized Al-4.5%Cu/TiC Composites, Wear, 306, 170-178, 2013.

Pattnaik, DB Karunakar and PK Jha, Influence of injection process parameters on dimensional stability of wax patterns made by the lost wax process using Taguchi approach, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part L: Journal of Materials Design and Applications, 227(1) 52–60, 2012.

Pattnaik, DB Karunakar and PK Jha, Developments in investment casting process—A review, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 212 (2012) 2332– 2348.

Pattnaik, DB Karunakar and PK Jha, Multi-characteristic optimization of wax patterns in the investment casting process using grey–fuzzy logic, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 67(5), 1577-1587, 2012.

Pattnaik, DB Karunakar and PK Jha, Optimization of multiple responses in the lost wax process using Taguchi method and grey relational analysis, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part L: Journal of Materials Design and Applications, 227(2) 156-167, 2012.

HK Narang, MM Mahapatra, PK Jha and I. Mukherjee, 2012, “Modelling and predicting the effects of SAW process parameters on weldment characteristics and shape profiles”, Proc IMechE Part B: J Engineering Manufacture, 2012.

HK Narang, MM Mahapatra, PK Jha and P Biswas,  Fuzzy Logic Based Prediction of SAW Weldment Shape Profiles, J. Marine Sci. Appl., 11, 387-391. 2012.

HK Narang, UP Singh, MM Mahapatra and PK Jha, Prediction and Optimization of TIG Weldment Macrostructure Zones Using Response Surface Methodology, J. Manuf. Sci Prod., 12(3–4): 171–180, 2012.

BS Yigezu, PK Jha and MM Mahapatra, The Key Attributes of Synthesizing Ceramic Particulate Reinforced Al Based Matrix Composites through Stir Casting Process: A Review, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 28(9), 969-979, 2012.

A Kumar, MM Mahapatra, and PK Jha, "Fabrication and Characterizations of Mechanical Properties of Al-4.5%Cu/10TiC Composite by In-situ Method," Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering, 11(11), 1075-1080 2012.

SR Pattnaik, DB Karunakar and PK Jha, Application of computer simulation for finding optimum gate location in plastic injection moulding process, International Journal of Advanced Engineering Research and Studies, 1, 159-161, 2012.