Chetan Nikhare, Ph.D.

Chetan Nikhare, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
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Office Location
233 AMIC Building
AMIC BUILDING
5350 TECHNOLOGY DRIVE
ERIE PA 16510
Biography

Dr. Chetan Nikhare is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. He earned a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Nagpur University, India in 2003, M.Tech. in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India in 2006, and the Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Deakin University, Australia in 2010.

Dr. Nikhare joined the Penn State Behrend faculty in August 2012. Prior to joining the faculty, he worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Mechanical Engineering Department at University of New Hampshire. To date, he has performed different aspects of numerical and analytical modeling for material undergoing mechanical processes. He learned constitutive modeling of mild steel and advanced high strength steels and microstructural modeling during his graduate and post-graduate studies. His research interest are, but not limited to, experiments and numerical simulation of sheet metal and bulk forming in various deformation mode, fatigue and fracture, hydroforming and analytical modeling of material mechanics and processes.

Patents

  • C. Nikhare, Die for reducing springback and process thereof, US 20150059427 A1 (application online; application number: US 14/465,920) (pending)

Professional Membership

  • Member of ASME
  • Member of Sheet Metal Forming Research Association (SMFRA), India
  • Member of the Australian Research Network for Advanced Materials (ARNAM)
  • Member of AutoCRC, Australia

Active Participation in Professional and Learned Societies

  • Session Chair/Co-Chair for ASME Conference, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Session Chair for IDDRG Conference 2015
  • Committee Chair for Recruitment and Retention
  • Committee Chair for ASME-Erie Chapter

Reviewer

  • International Journal of Material Forming
  • Finite Elements in Analysis and Design
  • ASME – Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering
  • Journal of Engineering Manufacture
  • British Journal of Applied Science and technology
  • Engineering Science and Technology An International Journal
  • Ingenieria e investigacion
  • Journal of Materials Design and Applications
  • Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science
  • Journal of Scientific Research and Reports
  • World Journal of Engineering and Physical Sciences
  • Internationa Deep Drawing Research Group  2012, 2015
  • ASME – International Manufacturing Science & Engineering Conference 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • ASME – International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition 2013
Research Interests

Sustainable and Efficient Manufacturing Processes, Electrically Assisted Forming, Sheet Metal forming and Hydroforming, Micro-forming, Multi-scale modeling, Thermo-mechanical modeling, Analytical modeling, DRX modeling, Fatigue and fracture

Publications

A numerical study on bending and springback of sheet metal with material discontinuity, Proceedings of NUMIFORM - 2019

An experimental study on direct current dieless drawing of 4130 steel tubes, Proceedings of ASME: International Manufacturing Science & Engineering Conference - 2019

Bending and springback analysis on sheet metal material discontinuity, Proceedings of ASME: International Manufacturing Science & Engineering Conference - 2019

Buckling of tube for tube hydroforging, Proceedings of ASME: International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - 2019

Deformation mechanics of tube in variation of process sequence during low pressure tube hydroforming, Proceedings of ASME: International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - 2019

Experimental analysis of rotational tooling on tube flaring, Proceedings of NUMIFORM - 2019

Experimental study on residual formability of single point incrementally formed part, Proceedings of ASME: International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - 2019

Mechanical properties of 3D printed fiber reinforced thermoplastic, Proceedings of ASME: International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - 2019

Pressurization and annealing effect analysis through hole expansion, Proceedings of ASME: International Manufacturing Science & Engineering Conference - 2019

Springback analysis of hybrid materials created through alternate layup processes, Proceedings of ASME: International Manufacturing Science & Engineering Conference - 2019

Springback reduction by using tool rollers, International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing - 2019

Fundamentals in sheet and tube forming: material characterization, conventional and novel processes and involved mechanics in Book Title: Materials forming, machining, and post processing, Springer Publishing

A numerical study on rotational tube flaring process, Proceedings of ASME: International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - 2018

Acoustic signal analysis for prediction of flank wear during conventional milling, Proceedings of ASME: International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - 2018

Effect of preform during low pressure tube hydroforming, Proceedings of ASME: International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - 2018

Outer diameter to thickness ratio effect on tube flaring behavior, Proceedings of ASME: International Manufacturing Science & Engineering Conference - 2018

Springback analysis in hybrid material deformation, Proceedings of ASME: International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - 2018

Tube buckling – An advantage to tube shaping, Proceedings of ASME: International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - 2018

An analysis on bilayer tube flaring, Applied Mechanics and Materials - 2018

An Investigation on Square Tube Forming using a Reuleaux triangle, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering - 2018

Analysis of hole expansion limit through biaxial test, Materials Today: Proceedings - 2018

Dependence of plastic strain and microstructure on elastic modulus reduction in advanced high strength steels, Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering - 2018

Experiment and predictions of strain and stress based failure limits for advanced high strength steel, Materials Today: Proceedings - 2018

Experimental and numerical analysis on bilayer tube forming, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering - 2018

Experimental and numerical investigation of forming limits differences in biaxial and dome test, ASME: Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering - 2018

Experimental investigation on tube flaring with a rotating tool, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering - 2018

Numerical analysis on the effect of thickness on biaxial tension limits, Materials Today: Proceedings - 2018

Yield identification by passing an electric current, Materials Today: Proceedings - 2018

Analysis of forming limits in biaxial and dome test, Proceedings of ASME: International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - 2017

Springback analysis in bilayer material bending, Proceedings of ASME: International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - 2017

Tube forming using Reuleaux traingle, Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing - 2017

Understanding acoustic emission for different metal cutting machinery and operations, Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing - 2017

Evaluation of quenching methods for the purpose of acoustic data collection, Procedia Manufacturing - July (3rd Quarter/Summer), 2017

Forming limit differences in hemispherical dome and biaxial test during equi-biaixal tension on cruciform, ASME: Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology - July (3rd Quarter/Summer), 2017

Buckling in low pressure tube hydroforming , SME: Journal of Manufacturing Processes - June, 2017

A numerical analysis on forming limits during spiral and concentric single point incremental forming, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering - February, 2017

Understanding the differences in hemispherical dome and biaxial test during equi-biaixal tension on cruciform, Proceedings of ASME: International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - November, 2016

Forming limits prediction during tube hydroforming, sheet hydroforming and stamping processes for robust design, Proceedings of International Conference on Advanced and Agile Manufacturing and Agile Software Development - October (4th Quarter/Autumn), 2016

Two dimensional complex shape analyses during low pressure tube hydroforming, International Journal of Advanced Materials Manufacturing & Characterization - September, 2016

An investigation of tube forming using reuleaux triangle, Proceedings, International Deep Drawing Research Group 2016 Conference - June, 2016

Comparison of forming limits in tube and sheet forming, Proceedings, International Deep Drawing Research Group 2016 Conference - June, 2016

Hole expansion and strain evolution during biaxial tension, Proceedings, International Deep Drawing Research Group 2016 Conference - June, 2016

Parametric study on wall springback in long channels, Proceedings, ASME 2016 International Manufacturing Science & Engineering Conference - June, 2016

Effect of biaxial arm velocity on hole expansion, Proceedings, ASME 2016 International Manufacturing Science & Engineering Conference - June, 2016

Prediction of springback in long channels, Acta Metallurgica Sinica (English Letters) - December, 2015

Formability enhancement in titanium tube-flaring by controlling the deformation-path, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering - October (4th Quarter/Autumn), 2015

An investigation on elastic recovery and residual hoop stress in steel-aluminum rings, Proceedings, International Deep Drawing Research Group 2015 Conference - June, 2015

Direct electric current spot treatment’s effect on springback of 90 degree bent 2024-T3 aluminum, Proceedings, ASME 2015 International Manufacturing Science & Engineering Conference - June, 2015

Effect of toolpath on the springback of 2024-T3 aluminum during single point incremental forming, Proceedings, ASME 2015 International Manufacturing Science & Engineering Conference - June, 2015

Investigation of acoustic signals during W1 tool steel quenching, Proceedings, ASME 2015 International Manufacturing Science & Engineering Conference - June, 2015

Investigation of strain development in various tube thicknesses to diameter ratio during tube flaring process, Proceedings, International Deep Drawing Research Group 2015 Conference - June, 2015

Mechanical Behavior of Annealed AA5083 Alloy, Proceedings, International Deep Drawing Research Group 2015 Conference - June, 2015

Numerical comparison of frontal crash test on heat treated tube, Proceedings, International Deep Drawing Research Group 2015 Conference - June, 2015

Prediction of springback in long channels, Proceedings, International Deep Drawing Research Group 2015 Conference - June, 2015

Study of acoustics signals and mechanical properties dependence during cold drawn A36 steel quenching , Proceedings, International Deep Drawing Research Group 2015 Conference - June, 2015

Experimental and numerical analysis on strain development during hole expansion, Proceedings, Brasilian Deep Drawing Research Group Congress - October (4th Quarter/Autumn), 2014

A new approach to form square cup, Proceedings, International Deep Drawing Research Group 2014 Conference - June, 2014

Effect of EAM pulsed current on 1450 MPa martensitic steel, Proceedings, ASME 2014 International Manufacturing Science & Engineering Conference - June, 2014

Effect of prestrain on electric flow through the AA 5083 material, Proceedings, International Deep Drawing Research Group 2014 Conference - June, 2014

Experimental investigation of annealed 5083 aluminum alloy, Proceedings, International Deep Drawing Research Group 2014 Conference - June, 2014

Formability enhancement in titanium tube flaring by controlling the deformation path, Proceedings, ASME 2014 International Manufacturing Science & Engineering Conference - June, 2014

Investigation of strain development and hole expansion ratio in mild steel and AA 5083, Proceedings, International Deep Drawing Research Group 2014 Conference - June, 2014

Experimental and numerical investigation of hole expansion on CPW800 steel, Proceedings, Numisheet - January (1st Quarter/Winter), 2014

Parallel deformation of the metals, Modeling and Numerical Simulation of Materials Science - 2013

Pressurization system in low pressure tube hydroforming, Modeling and Numerical Simulation of Materials Science - 2013

An electric touch for aluminum springback elimination - June, 2013

An investigation of anisotropic behavior on 5083 aluminum alloy using electric current, Procedings, American Society of Mechanical Engineering International Manufacturing Sceince and Engineering Conference - June, 2013

Comparison of electrical and thermal effects on AA 5083 aluminum ally, Proceedings, IDDRG2013 - June, 2013

Electric assisted aluminum 5083 alloy cup forming, Proceedings, ASME 2013 International Manufacturing Science & Engineering Conference - June, 2013

Electric pulsing on 1500 series dual phase steel, Proceedings, ASME 2013 International Manufacturing Science & Engineering Conference - June, 2013

Influence of blank holding force on the forming limits of DP590 steel, Proceedings, IDDRG2012 - November, 2012

Springback simulation with deformation induced heating, Proceedings, IDDRG2012 - November, 2012

Numerical analysis of restrike process on Al-2008-T4 aluminum alloy square pan drawing, Proceedings, International Deep Drawing Research Group - November 25, 2012

Tube forming through flaring process with bend-unbend mechanics, Proceedings, International Deep Drawing Research Group - November 25, 2012

Numerical investigation of residual formability and deformation localization during continuous-bending-under-tension, Proceedings, ASME 2012 International Manufacturing Science & Engineering Conference - June, 2012

A numerical approach on reduction of Young’s modulus during deformation of sheet metals, Modeling and Numerical Simulation of Materials Science - 2011

Necking and fracture of advanced high strength steels, Materials Science and Engineering A - 2011

Investigation of deformation path during micro-tube flaring, Proceedings, ASME 2011 International Manufacturing Science & Engineering Conference - June, 2011

Novel hybrid material crash structure for front rail, Proceedings, ASME 2011 International Manufacturing Science & Engineering Conference - June, 2011

Die closing force in low pressure tube hydroforming, Journal of Materials Processing Technology - 2010

Fracture of DP590 steel: A multi-scale modelling approach, Steel Research International - 2010

FEA comparison of high and low pressure tube hydroforming of TRIP steel, Computational Materials Science - 2009

Multi-scale modeling of DP590 steel, Proceedings, National Conference on Sheet Metal Forming-2009 - November, 2009

Crash investigation of side intrusion beam during high and low pressure tube hydroforming, Proceedings, TUBEHYDRO - September, 2009

An investigation of complex shapes during low pressure tube hydroforming, Proceedings, IDDRG2009 - June, 2009

Effect of prestrain on formability and forming limit strains during tube hydroforming, Computers, Materials, & Continua - 2008

Experimental and numerical investigation of low pressure tube hydroforming on stainless steel, Steel Research International - 2008

Limit strains comparison during tube and sheet hydroforming and sheet stamping processes by numerical simulation, Computers, Materials, & Continua - 2008

Numerical investigation of high and low pressure tube hydroforming, Proceedings, Numisheet - September, 2008

Experimental and numerical evaluation of forming and fracture behaviour of high strength steel, Proceedings, New Developments on Metallurgy and Applications of High Strength Steels - May, 2008

Hydroforming: An emerging manufacturing technology, Proceedings, International Conference on Advances in Manufacturing Technology (ICAMT) - February, 2008

Numerical investigation of ramp and constant pressurization system during tube crushing process, Proceedings, International conference on Advances in Manufacturing Technology (ICAMT) - February, 2008

Effect of prestrain on forming limit strains during tube hydroforming, Proceedings, North American Hydroforming Conference & Exhibition - September, 2006

Hydroforming: A new forming technology, Proceedings, National Conference on Latest Developments in Welding Technology - WELDCON 2006 - June, 2006

Numerical comparison of limit strains during tube hydroforming and sheet stamping processes, Proceedings, ESAFORM 2006 - April (2nd Quarter/Spring), 2006

Forming limit strains during hydroforming and sheet stamping processes, Proceedings, In house symposium on Materials Research 2006 - March 4, 2006

Novel material composites for MEMS technology, Proceedings, Indo-Singapore Symposium on Advanced Functional Materials - February, 2006

Education

Ph D, Mechanical Engineering, Deakin University

MS, Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science , Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

BE, Mechanical Engineering, Nagpur University