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Prof. Saroja Kanta Panda
Department of Mechanical Engineering,IIT (BHU)
Area of Interest: 
Fracture mechanics, Failure and bursting of pipe and boiler, Graphite and graphene, Laminated composite, Finite element analysis, Impact dynamics and ballistics, Bearings, Bio-mechanics, Cardiovascular stent design,

A. Sponsored Research Projects
1. “Study of Weibull Statistical Design Criterion for Nuclear Graphite Components” Sponsoring Agency: Department of Atomic Energy, BRNS,  (2012 -2015 and extended). (PI)
2. “Study of Wind Climatology on Slender Structures using Weibull and Generalized Extreme Value Distribution” Sponsoring Agency: DAE, BRNS, Amount: Rs 24.959 Lakhs (2013 -2015 and extended). (Co-PI)

B. Sponsored Consultancy Projects
1. “Analysis of fracture behaviour of failed condensate pipe at MEJA Thermal Power Project, Naini, Allahabad” Sponsoring Agency: Toshiba JSW Power Systems Pvt. Ltd (2016-17).
2. “Expert Review of rupture phenomenon and Mechanism of Failure of condensate pipe at NTPC Thermal Power Project” Sponsoring Agency: Toshiba JSW Power Systems Pvt. Ltd. (2016-17).
3. “Evaluation of Likely Cause of Penstock Bursting at Baragaon / Malana / Lohri / Kut located in Himachal Pradesh (b) Failure Investigation Report on SAILMA 550 HI Steel” Sponsoring Agency: SAIL (Bhilai), RDCIS, Ranchi,  (2017)
4. “Problem of Cracks in L-Shaped Support of Spider Arms in Generator Rotors of Machine No.1 & 3”, Sponsoring Agency: Hydel Obra Power Station U.P. Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd,  2012 (Co-PI).

  1. Awani Bhushan and S. K. Panda, “Semianalytic Weibull Model to Assess the Influence of Strength Controlling Flaws for Bimodular C-ring Specimen” ASTM (American Society of Testing of Materials); J of Testing and Evaluation, (2019) (DOI: 10.1520/JTE20170723).
  2. Awani Bhushan and S. K. Panda, “Experimental and computational correlation of fracture parameters KIc, JIc, and GIc for unimodular and bimodular graphite components”, Journal of Nuclear Materials, (2018) Vol. 503, pp. 205-225.
  3. S. Shah and S.K. Panda, “Thermoelastic fracture behavior of bimodular functionally graded skin-stiffener composite panel with embedded inter-laminar delamination”, J of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, (2017), Vol. 36 (19), pp. 1439-1452.
  4. S. Shah and S.K. Panda, “Bimodularity of interface layer and curing stress coupling effects on mixed mode fracture behaviour of functionally graded tee joint”, International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, (2017), Vol. 75, pp. 74-87.
  5. S. Shah, S.K. Panda and D. Khan, “Analytical solution for a flexural bimodulus beam”, Emerging Materials Research, (2017), Vol. 6(2) pp. 396-403.
  6. Awani Bhushan, S. K. Panda, Debashis Khan, Abhinav Ojha, K. Chattopadhyay, H. S. Kushwaha, I. A. Khan, “Weibull Effective Volumes, Surfaces and Strength Scaling for Cylindrical Flexure Specimens having Bi-modularity”, ASTM (American Society of Testing of Materials); J of Testing and Evaluation, (2016), Vol. 44 (5), 1978 -1997.