Postdoctoral Fellow, Professor

Affiliations

Professor Sushanta Kumar Panda Centre for Advanced Materials Joining
Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
University of Waterloo

Contact Information

Phone: (519)-888-4567, ext. 35625
Fax: (519)-888-6197
Office: E3-3134A
Email: s2panda@engmail.uwaterloo.ca

Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1
Canada

Biographical Information

2007: PhD, in Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India.

2003: MASc in Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India.

1997: BASc in Mechanical Engineering, University College of Engineering, Burla, India.

1998 to 2001: worked as a lecturer in College of Engineering and Technology, Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology (OUAT), Bhubaneswar, India.

Research Projects

Formability of Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS)

The use of new manufacturing concepts and advanced materials is of major interest to automobile manufacturers to reduce weight and cost and improve structural stiffness of body in white (BIW) structures. The present research focuses on butt welding of AHSS using a nuvonyx ISL-4000L Diode Laser System integrated with pneumatic Panasonic robotic arm. In order to evaluate the formability of tailor welded blanks, mechanical and material properties are explored using the facilities at the University of Waterloo in conjunction with our industrial sponsors. For example, Dofasco Hecker’s limiting dome height (LDH) test setup mounted to a double action press linked to a data acquisition system. Modeling and simulating the stretch forming process by commercially available CAD and CAE software packages like ProE, Hypermesh and Lsdyna give insight into the stress, strain distributions and other design and process issues of tooling related to the formability of welded and as received materials.

Project sponsor(s)

  • Auto21, one of the Networks of Centres of Excellence supported by the Canadian Government
  • Centerline
  • Dofasco
  • Huys
  • Initiative for Automotive Manufacturing Innovation (IAMI)
  • International Lead Zinc Research Organization (ILZRO)

Project supervisor(s)

  • Professor M. Kuntz
  • Professor Y. Norman Zhou

Selected Publications

  • Sushanta Kumar Panda, D. Ravi Kumar, Harish Kumar and A. K. Nath, “Characterization of tensile properties of tailor welded IF steel sheets and their formability in stretch forming”, Journal of Materials Processing and Technology, vol. 183, 2007, pp. 321-332
  • Sushanta Kumar Panda and D. Ravi Kumar, “Finite element analysis of effect of thickness ratio on formability of tailor welded blanks in stretch forming”, accepted for publication in Journal of Materials Processing and Technology from proceedings of AMPC 2006
  • V. Patrikar, Sushanta Kumar Panda and D. Ravi Kumar, “Improvement in formability by application of counter pressure in biaxial stretch forming”, Journal of Materials Processing and Technology (communicated)
  • Sushanta Kumar Panda and D. Ravi Kumar, “Improvement in formability of tailor welded blank by application of counter pressure in biaxial stretch forming”, Journal of Materials Processing and Technology (accepted)
  • D Ravikumar and Sushanta Kumar Panda, “Use of Tailor Welded Blanks for Automotive Components”, International conference MMMM-2004, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
  • Sushanta Kumar Panda and D Ravi Kumar, “Experimental Studies on Formability and Strain Distribution in Biaxial-Stretching of Two Types of Tailor Welded Blanks”, International conference ICMM-2006, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, p117-122.
  • V Patrikar, Sushanta Kumar Panda and D Ravi Kumar, “Formability of low carbon steel sheets in hydro-mechanical stretch forming”, International conference ICMM-2006, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, p 87-92.
  • Sushanta Kumar Panda and D Ravi Kumar, “Finite element analysis of effect of thickness ratio on formability of tailor welded blanks in stretch forming”, Proceedings of AMPC 2006, Chennai, India.
  • Sushanta Kumar Panda and D Ravi Kumar, “Numerical and experimental studies on strain distribution and weld line movement in stretch forming of tailor welded blanks”, accepted in NUMIFORM-2007.
Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo