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Dr. Arakere Puttaswamy Harsha
Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering,IIT (BHU)
apharsha.mec@iitbhu.ac.in
0542-2570081
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Area of Interest: 
Tribology of Materials, Bio-Tribology, Machine Design

A.P.Harsha received his Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from University of Mysore, India, in the year 1991.  Master of Technology (Industrial Tribology) and PhD (Tribology) from Indian Institute of Technology: Delhi in the year 1997 and 2004 respectively. Currently, he is a Professor (HAG) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi, India.  He has several years of teaching and research experience in Mechanical Engineering with particular research emphasis in Materials Tribology and Bio-Tribology. He has published more than 60 research papers in Journals and conferences.  He is a recipient of Royal Academy of Engineering Major Research Award by the UK in the year 2008-2009 on the project entitled “The development and validation of novel lubricants to be used in the testing of biomaterials employed in total joint replacement”. This award allowed to him to carry out research work on bio-tribology at Newcastle University, UK.  He had also worked as a Guest Scientist at the Federal Institute of Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Berlin, Germany in the year 2011, 2014, and 2018 respectively.
 
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
Worked as graduate apprentice trainee engineer in Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., Bangalore, from 20.05.91 to 19.05.92.
 
PUBLICATIONS
 
JOURNALS
 
1.     R.N.Gupta, R.N. and A.P.Harsha,  Friction and Wear of Nanoadditive-Based Biolubricants in Steel–Steel Sliding Contacts: A Comparative Study. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance27(2), 2018 pp.648-658.
2.     R.N.Gupta, R.N. A.P. Harsha, and Singh, S., Tribological study on rapeseed oil with nano-additives in close contact sliding situation. Applied Nanoscience, pp.1-14. 2018 (In press)
 
3.      R.N.Gupta, and A.P. Harsha Synthesis, characterization, and tribological studies of calcium–copper–titanate nanoparticles as a biolubricant additive. Transaction of ASME Journal of Tribology, Vol.139(2), (2017) 021801-1-021801-11
4.      A.P.Harsha, P. K. Limaye, Rajnesh Tyagi, and Ankit Gupta. Effect of temperature on galling behavior of SS 316, 316 L and SS 416 under self-mated condition, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, Vol. 25(11), (2016).4980-4987.
5.      Amod Kashyap and AP Harsha, Tribological studies on chemically modified rapeseed oil with CuO and CeO2 nanoparticles, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology, Vol. 230(12), (2016) 1562-1571.
6.      A.P.Harsha, P. K. Limaye, Rajnesh Tyagi, and Ankit Gupta. "Development of Tribological Test Equipment and Measurement of Galling Resistance of Various Grades of Stainless Steel." Transaction of ASME Journal of Tribology 138, no. 2 (2016): 024501.
 
7.      A.P.Harsha, R.Wäsche, and M.Hartelt. "Tribological studies on polyetherketone composite under reciprocating sliding condition against steel cylinder." Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology, 229(7) (2015)795-806.
 
8.      A.P.Harsha, R.Wäsche, and M.Hartelt. "Friction and wear studies of polyetherimide composites under oscillating sliding condition against steel cylinder." Polymer Composites 38 (1) January (2017) 48–60
 
9.      Kumar, Saurabh, A. P. Harsha, H. S. Goyal, A. Aazad Hussain, and S. B. Wesley. Three-body abrasive wear behaviour of aluminum alloys, .Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology, 227(4), (2013) 328-338.
 
10.   A.P.Harsha, T.J.Joyce, Compartive wear tests of Ultra high molecular weight of polyethylene and cross-linked polyethylene, Proc. Instn Mech. Engrs, Part H: J. Engineering in Medicine, 227(5) (2013): 600-608.

 
11.   K.Raju,  A.P.Harsha,  S.N.Ojha. Effect of microstructure on wear characteristics of spray cast Al-Si alloys, Material Science Forum, 710 (2012) 545-550.
 
12.   A.Aazad Hussain, S.B.Wesely, H.S.Goyal, A.P.Harsha, Investigations on solid particle erosion behaviour of ferritic steels, austenitic steel and low carbon steel and correlation of erosion data with erosion model. Proc. IMechE,  Journal of Engineering Tribology , 227 (3) (2013) 234-245.
 
13.   S.B.Wesely, H.S.Goyal, A.P.Harsha, Investigation on three body abrasive wear of ferritic steels, austenitic steel, and low-carbon steel, , Proc.IMechE, Journal of Engineering Tribology, 226 (2) (2012) 163-173.
 
14.   A.P.Harsha, An investigation on low stress abrasive wear characteristics of high performance engineering thermoplastic polymers ,Wear, 271( 5-6), (2011),  942-951
 
15.   K.Raju,  A.P.Harsha,  S.N.Ojha, Effect of processing techniques on the mechanical and wear properties of Al-20 Si alloy, Trans. Indian Institute of Metals, 64 (1-2). (2011), 1-5
 
16.   K.Raju,  A.P.Harsha,  S.N.Ojha,
Evolution of microstructure and its effect on wear and mechanical properties of spray cast Al–12 Si alloy, Materials Science and Engineering: A, 528 ( 25-26) (2011) 7723-7728.
 
17.   K.Raju,  A.P.Harsha,  S.N.Ojha, “Microstructural features, wear, and corrosion behaviour of spray cast Al-Si alloys, Proc.IMechE, Journal of Engineering Tribology, 225 (3) (2011)151-160.
 
18.   A.P.Harsha, T.J.Joyce, Challenges associated with using bovine serum in wear testing orthopaedic biopolymers,  Proc. Instn Mech. Engrs, Part H: J. Engineering in Medicine 225 (2011);  225: 948-
958.
 
19.   A.P.Harsha, Arjula Suresh, Influence of fibre orientation on three-body abrasive wear behaviour of unidirectional carbon fibre reinforced polyetherimide composite, Journal of Material Science 46 (2011) 983-991.  
 
20.   Arjula Suresh, A.P. Harsha, M.K. Ghosh, “Erosion studies of glass fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composites and prediction of erosion rate using ANNs”, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 29 (11) (2010) 1641-1652.
21.   Arjula Suresh, A.P. Harsha, M.K. Ghosh, “Solid particle erosion of unidirectional fibre reinforced thermoplastic composites”, Wear, 267 (2009) 1516-1524.
 
22.   Arjula Suresh, A.P. Harsha, M.K. Ghosh, “
Solid particle erosion studies on polyphenylene sulfide composites and prediction on erosion data using artificial neural networks” ,Wear 266 (2009)184-193.
 
23.   A.P. Harsha, Sanjeev Kumar Jha, “
Erosive wear studies of epoxy-based composites at normal incidence”, Wear 265 (2008) 1129-1135.
 
24.   A.P. Harsha, Deepak Kumar Bhaskar, “
Solid particle erosion behaviour of ferrous and non-ferrous materials and correlation of erosion data with erosion models, Materials & Design  29 (2008) 1745-1754.
 
25.   Arjula Suresh, A.P. Harsha, M.K. Ghosh, “
Erosive wear of unidirectional carbon fibre reinforced polyetherimide composite”, Materials Letters  62( 2008) 3246-3249.
 
26.   Arjula Suresh, A.P. Harsha, M.K. Ghosh, “Solid-particle erosion behavior of high-performance thermoplastic polymers”, Journal of Material Science 43 (2008) 1757-1768.
 
27.   K.Raju, S.N.Ojha, A.P.Harsha, “Spray forming of aluminum alloys and its composites: an overview”, Journal of Material Science 43 (2008) 2509-2521.
 
28.   A.P. Harsha, Avinash A. Thakre, “Investigation on Solid Particle Erosion Behaviour of Polyetherimide and its Composites”, Wear 262 (2007) 807-818.
 
29.   A.P. Harsha and D.S. Nagesh “Prediction of weight loss of various polyaryletherketones and their composites in three-body abrasive wear situation using artificial neural networks”, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites 26(13) (2007) 1367-1377.
 
30.   Suresh Arjula, A.P.Harsha, “Study of erosion efficiency of polymers and polymer composites”, Polymer Testing 25 (2006) 188-196.

 

31.   A. P. Harsha, U. S. Tewari, “Tribological studies on glass fibre reinforced polyetherketone composites”, Journal of Fibre Reinforced Plastics and Composites 23 (1) (2004) 65-82.

 

32.   A. P. Harsha, U. S. Tewari, B. Venkatraman, “Three-body abrasive wear behaviour of polyaryletherketone composites”, Wear 254 (7-8) (2003) 680-692.

 

33.   A. P. Harsha, U. S. Tewari, B. Venkatraman, “Solid particle erosion behaviour of various polyaryletherketone composites”, Wear 254 (7-8) (2003) 693-712.

 

34.   A. P. Harsha, U. S. Tewari, “Two-body and three-body abrasive wear behaviour of polyaryletherketone composites”, Polymer Testing 22 (2003) 403-418.

 

35.   A.P. Harsha, U. S. Tewari, “The effect of fibre reinforcement and solid lubricants on abrasive wear behaviour of PEEK composites”, Journal of Fibre Reinforced Plastics and Composites 22 (8) (2003) 751-767.

 

36.   U. S. Tewari, A. P. Harsha, A. M. Häger, K. Friedrich, Solid particle erosion of carbon fibre- and glass fibre- epoxy composites, Composite Science and Technology 63 (2003) 549-557.

 

37.   A. P. Harsha, U. S. Tewari, “Tribo performance of polyaryletherketone composites”, Polymer Testing 21 (2002) 697-709.

 

38.   U. S. Tewari, A. P. Harsha, A. M. Häger, K. Friedrich, “Solid particle erosion of unidirectional carbon fibre reinforced polyetheretherketone composites”, Wear 252 (2002) 992-1000.

 

39.   A. P. Harsha, U. S. Tewari, “Abrasive wear of glass fibre reinforced polysulfone composites”, Indian Journal of Engineering & Material Science 9 (2002) 203 -208.

 

40.   A. P. Harsha, B. Prakash, U. S. Tewari, Tribological Performance of fibre reinforced PEEK, Indian Journal of Engineering & Material Science  15 (1998) 329-333.

CONFERENCES

 

1.      A P Harsha, PK Limaye, Influence of temperature on galling resistance of SS 416, In Proceedings of Malaysian International Tribology Conference 2015,  Nov 16,. Malaysian Tribology Society,pp98-99.
 
2.      Rajeev Nayan Gupta, A.P. Harsha, Experimental study on role of Zinc Dialkyldithiophosphate in castor oil, National Tribology Conference (NTC 2014), 15-17th December 2014, PES Uinversity, Banagalore.
   

3.      T J Joyce, A P Harsha, “In vitro wear tests of cross-linked polyethylene and ultra high molecular weight polyethylene”, British Orthopedic Research Society, Annual meeting, 22nd and 23rd June 2009, Newcastle Uinversity, UK.

 

4.      T J Joyce, A P Harsha, “Comparative in vitro wear tests of cross-linked polyethylene and ultra high molecular weight polyethylene”, ECOTRIB 2009, 2nd European conference on Tribology, University of Pisa, 7th -10th June 2009.

 

5.      N.C.Murmu, D.K.Bhakta, A.P.Harsha, “Application of artificial neural network techniques for prediction of remaining life of bearings”,  9th International Tribology Conference, SAIT 2008, 2-4 April 2008, University of Pretoria, South Africa. 

 

6.      Arjula Suresh, A.P. Harsha, M.K. Ghosh, “Wear of high-performance polymer composites by solid particle impact”, International Conference on Advances in Polymer Science and Technology, 28th -31st January, 2008, IIT New Delhi.

 

7.      K.Raju, A.P.Harsha, S.N.Ojha, “Investigation on spray processing of Al-Si alloys and their wear characteristics”, Proceedings of ISRS-08 on Metallurgy, Material Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology: Madras, Chennai, 10th -12th, December 2008, p.657-662.

 

8.      A.P. Harsha, Avinash A. Thakre, “Influence of impact velocity on solid particle erosion behaviour of polyetherimide and its composites, Proceeding of International Conference on Advances in Materials and Materials Processing   (ICAMMP-2006) 3-5 February 2006, pp.91-100, IIT Khargpur, India.

 

9.      P. A. Sreekumar, A. P. Harsha, G. Unnikrishnan, Sabu Thomas, “Solid particle erosion behaviour of sisal fibre reinforced polyester composites”, International Conference on Recent Advances in Composite Materials, Institute of Technology: BHU, pp. 49 – 54, 17-19, December, 2004.

 
10.   A. P. Harsha, U. S. Tewari, “Tribological studies on glass fibre reinforced polyetherketone composites”, International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT 2001), Singapore, July 1-6, 2001.

 

11.   U. S. Tewari, A. P. Harsha, A. M. Häger, K. Friedrich, “Solid particle erosion of advanced polymer composites”, International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT 2001), , Singapore, July 1-6, 2001.

 
12.   A. P. Harsha, U. S. Tewari, “Abrasive wear behaviour of poly (aryl) ether ketone composites”, Third International Conference on Industrial Tribology, TATA Steels, Jamshedpur, pp.1-16 – 1-30, April 8-11, 2001.

 

13.   A. P. Harsha, U. S. Tewari, “Influence of fibre reinforcement on abrasive wear of polyethersulfone composites”, 12 th LAWPSP Symposium, IIT Bombay, pp. SOL- 01.1- 01.6, Feb. 1-3, 2001.

 

14.   A. P. Harsha, U. S. Tewari, “Influence of fibre reinforcement on abrasive wear of polysulfone composites”, MACRO 2000, National Symposium on Polymer and Composites, DMSRDE, Kanpur, pp.564-570, Dec.1-2, 2000.

 

15.   U. S. Tewari, A. P. Harsha, “Erosive wear studies of unidirectional carbon fibre reinforced epoxy composite”. Second International Conference on Industrial Tribology, Hyderabad, pp. 283-291, Dec. 1-4, 1999.

 

16.   A. P. Harsha, U. S. Tewari, “Erosive wear and SEM studies of carbon fibre reinforced PEEK”, 12th National Convention of Mechanical Engineers, MNREC, Allhabad, Vol.1, pp. I-01-I-10, Jan 31- Feb 2, 1997.

 
 
 

Chapter in Book

Sl. No. Author (s) Year of Publication Title of book Complete reference of book
1 A.P.Harsha 2017 Chapter entitled “Solid particle erosion behaviour of polymers and their composites Chapter 11, The handbook of polymer tribology, pp 391-434, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., 5 Toh Tuck Link, Singapore 596224
Editor: Dr S.K.Sinha, IIT Delhi

 
 
PH.D. GUIDANCE
 

Name of the student Title of the thesis Year
Suresh Arjula  Solid particle erosion studies on high performance thermoplastic polymers and their composites 2009
K.Raju Effect of processing techniques on the microstructure and wear characteristics of Al-Si alloys  2010
N.C. Murmu Experimentation and modeling on fatigue and residual life estimation of ball bearings 2011

 
 
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
 

  • Life member of Indian Society for Technical Education [ISTE]
  • Life member of Tribology Society of India [TSI]

 
 
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
 

  • Royal Academy of Engineering Major Research Award by UK on the project entitled “the development and validation of novel lubricants to be used in the testing of biomaterials employed in total joint replacement”. Amount warded was £22000, 2008-2009.
  • BNRS project entitled Development of tribological test method to measure galling resistance for various metal pairs under dry, lubricated and water lubricated environment, DAE, Mumbai, Amount awarded Rs.23,00,000/- (2012-2015)
  • University Grants Commission grant  for the Major Research Project entitled “ Investigation on Three-body Abrasive Wear Behaviour of Various Polymer Matrices and their Composites” Amount awarded Rs.8,07,100/- ( 2006 – 2009)

·        All India Council for Technical Education grant to conduct Staff Development Programme for the course entitled “Fundamentals of Tribology and Materials for Tribological Applications” during 27th February 2006 to 11th March 2006. Rs.193650/-
·        Director General for Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has sanctioned foreign travel grant (FULL) to present research papers at International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT 2001), at Singapore, 1-6, July 2001.
·        Institute Fellowship during Ph.D. programme
 
CONSULTANCY WORK COMPLETED
 
·        “Performance Characteristics of Radial Thrust Ball Bearing Related to Orientation: NR54F2 Main Fuel Pump (R-25 Engine)” by Ministry of Defence, R & D Organization, Regional Centre for Military Airworthiness, HAL, Lucknow. Amount Rs.270000/- [ RCMA/LKO/312/Tech]; 2006
·        “Study of Hoist Failure” Hindalco Industries Ltd, Renukoot, Dist. Sonebhadra, UP, Rs. 2.80 lakhs [CC/AMC/12-13/149]; 2013

REVIEWER FOR INTERNATIONAL REFEREED JOURNALS

  • Wear
  • Polymer Engineering and Science
  • Journal of Polymer Research
  • Material Science and Engineering, Part A
  • Journal of Applied Polymer Science

SHORT-TERM COURSE /Conference ORGANIZED

·        Conducted AICTE sponsored Staff Development Programme for the course entitled Fundamentals of Tribology and Materials for Tribological Applicationsduring 27th February 2006 to 11th March 2006.
·        Convener, National Tribology Conference 2016, jointly organized by Tribology Society of India and Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), 08-10 December 2016.
·        Coordinator, Quality Improvement Programme  Short Term Course on  “Materials Tribology: Fundamentals and Recent Advances”, 23-29 March 2017 at IIT BHU.

SHORT-TERM / REFRESHER COURSES ATTENDED

  1. A short term course on “Carbon Nanotubes and Carbon in Nanotechnology”, IIT Kanpur, 22-26th February 2010.
  2. A course on Introduction to Matlab, Newcastle University, UK, 16th January 2009.
  3. A course on Biological safety training, Newcastle University, UK, 28th October 2008.
  4. 35th Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology, Trinity and All saints college, Leeds, UK,  9th -12th Septemeber 2008.
  5. A short term course on Modeling and Simulation using Matlab, 12th -16th March 2007, NITTTR, Chandigarh.
  6. International workshop on Advances in Asbestos-Free Friction Composites –I, 05th and 6th January 2006, IIT Delhi.
  7. SERC School on Processing of Advanced Polymeric Materials, 3rd – 7th May 2005, IIT Delhi
  8. Materials for High Temperature Applications, (HIMAT 2005), 12th –15th March 2005, IIT Kanpur.
  9. Condition Monitoring in Manufacturing Process, 14th to 26th July 1997, P.E.S.College of Engineering, Mandya, Karnataka.
  10. Strategic Quality Management of Technical Education, 11th to 24th May 1997, P.S.G.College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu.

 
Guest Lectures
·        Delivered technical talk on “Solid particle erosion studies of polymers and their compositesat Newcastle University, UK on 26th November 2008.
·        Delivered technical talk on Bio-Tribology” 4th Summer School in Tribology, 25-29th June 2012, Indian Institute of Petroleum Management, Gurgaon.
·        Delivered technical talk on Bio-Tribology” 5th Summer School in Tribology, 24-28th June 2013, Indian Institute of Petroleum Management, Gurgaon.
·        Delivered technical talk on “wear behavior of polymers in the artificial joints” at Federal Institute of Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Berlin, on 01st July 2014.
·        Delivered technical talk on Bio-Tribology” 7th Summer School in Tribology, 8-12th June 2015, Indian Institute of Petroleum Management, Gurgaon.
·        Delivered technical talk on Bio-Tribology” 8th Summer School in Tribology, 25-29h July 2016, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Guest Scientist

  • Guest scientist at the Federal Institute of Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Berlin, Germany from 13.05.2011 to 12.08.2011. Carried out research work on “Material Tribology” at BAM, Division of “Wear and Wear Protection” and advisor Dr.Rolf Wäeshe.
  • Guest scientist at the Federal Institute of Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Berlin, Germany from 14.05.2014 to 31.07.2014. Carried out research work on “Material Tribology” at BAM, Division of “Wear and Wear Protection” and advisor Dr.Rolf Wäeshe.

Guest scientist at the Federal Institute of Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Berlin, Germany from 15. 05.2018 to 31.07.2018. Carried out research work on “Material Tribology” at BAM, Division of “Wear and Wear Protection” and advisor Dr.Rolf Wäeshe.