Research Keywords

  • biomedical device manufacturing
  • Sustainability
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Materials Processing and Finishing
  • Manufacturing

Presentations

  • Rangasamy, N. and A.K. Balaji, "Microstructural Characterization of Sub-surface Deformation in Machined Ti-6Al-4V under Varying Cutting Fluid Application," Materials Property Understanding through Characterization, Materials Science & Technology 2016 Conference (MS&T2016), Oct. 23-27, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/25/2016.
  • Towards Sustainable Manufacturing by Using Novel Process-based Solutions, A.K. Balaji, Invited Presentation, The 8th International Symposium on Green and Sustainable Technologies for Materials Manufacturing and Processing: Green Manufacturing I, Materials Science & Technology 2016 Conference (MS&T2016), Oct 23-27, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/24/2016.
  • Jawahir I.S., Jayal A.D., Dillon, jr. O.W., and Balaji A.K., “Sustainable Manufacturing: New Challenges for Predictive Modeling and Optimization of Dry, Near-Dry and Cryogenic Machining Operations,” Invited Keynote Paper, Proc. 2nd International and 23rd All India Manufacturing Technology, Design, and Research Conference, IIT-Madras, Chennai, India, December 15-17, 2008. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 2009.
  • Balaji, A.K., R.M. Juturu, and A.R. Paranjpe, “On surface texture and integrity in machined surfaces,” The 8th Int. Conf. on Residual Stresses, Denver, CO, August 4-8, 2008. Conference Paper, Other, 2008.
  • Balaji, A.K., K.P. Varghese, A.D. Jayal, C. Rakurty, and S. Chitrapu, “Effects of tool materials and cutting fluid application on friction and wear in machining,” Proc. 2008 NSF Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, Knoxville, TN, In DVD- ROM proceedings, January 7-10, 2008. Conference Paper, Other, 2008.

Research Groups

  • Edward J. Dorrian, Graduate Student. Mechanical Engineering. 10/01/2016 - present.
  • Mohanad Abbood, Graduate Student. Mechanical Engineering. 09/01/2016 - present.
  • Ryan Barlow, Undergraduate Student. Mechanical Engineering. 09/01/2010 - 12/31/2010.
  • Himabindu Nunna, Graduate Student. Mechanical Engineering. 09/2008 - 12/2010.
  • Avadhoot Paranjpe, Graduate Student. Mechanical Engineering. 02/2008 - 08/2010.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • France
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • Slovenia

Publications

  • William T. Couldwell, MD, PhD,1 Joel D. Macdonald, MD,1 Charles L. Thomas, PhD,2* Bradley C. Hansen, PhD,2 Aniruddha Lapalikar, MS, 2 Bharat Thakkar, MS,2 Alagar K. Balaji, PhD2 "Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing Skull Base Drill," Neurosurgical Focus, May 2017 (accepted for publication). Accepted, 02/24/2017.
  • Rakurty C.S., A.K. Balaji, “Effects of Tool Edge Geometry on Targeted Minimum Quantity Fluid (TMQF) Application in Finish Machining,” Int. J. Mach Tools & Manuf. (submitted, Dec. 2016). Submitted, 12/2016.
  • Rakurty, C.S., and A.K. Balaji, "Interaction Effects of Tool Coatings and Targeted Minimum Quantity Fluid (TMQF) Application in Machining," Materials and Manufacturing Processes, submitted, 2016. Submitted, 11/2016.
  • Rangasamy, N. and A.K. Balaji, "Microstructural Characterization of Sub-surface Deformation in Machined Ti-6Al-4V under Varying Cutting Fluid Application," Materials Property Understanding through Characterization, Materials Science & Technology 2016 Conference (MS&T2016), Oct. 23-27, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT. Published, 10/2016.
  • Balaji, A.K., K.P. Varghese, C. Rakurty, and J. Raga Madhuri, “Friction in machining: Effects of Tool Materials, Tool Coatings, Tool Geometry and Cutting Fluid Application on Machining Performance,” Proc. 2009 NSF Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, Honolulu, HI, In DVD-ROM proceedings, June 22-25, 2009. Other, 06/25/2009.
  • Jayal, A.D., A.K. Balaji, O.W. Dillon, jr., and I.S. Jawahir, “On the Tribological Effects of Cutting Tool Surface Texture in Metal Machining Under Dry Cutting Conditions,” Proc. 2nd International and 23rd All India Manufacturing Technology, Design, and Research Conference, IIT-Madras, Chennai, India, December 15-17, 2008. Won Best Paper Award at this conference. Published, 2009.
  • Jayal, A.D., A.K. Balaji, O.W. Dillon, jr., and I.S. Jawahir, “Cutting tool design considerations for sustainable machining,” Proc. 7th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing (GCSM), IIT-Madras, Chennai, India, December 15-17, 2009. Published, 2009.
  • Jayal, A.D., and A.K. Balaji, “Effects of cutting fluid application on tool wear in machining: Interactions with tool coatings and tool surface features,” Wear, Vol. 267, pp. 1723-1730, 2009. Published, 2009.
  • Varghese, K.P., and A.K. Balaji, “Effects of tool material, tool topography and minimal quantity lubrication (MQL) on machining performance of compacted graphite iron (CGI),” Int. J. Cast Metals Research, Vol. 20(6), pp. 347-358, 2007. Published, 2008.
  • Varghese, K.P., and A.K. Balaji, “Effects of tool material, tool topography and minimal quantity lubrication (MQL) on machining performance of compacted graphite iron (CGI),” Int. J. Cast Metals Research, Vol. 20(6), pp. 347-358, 2007. Published, 2007.
  • Varghese, K.P., and A.K. Balaji, “Effects of tool material, tool topography and minimal quantity lubrication (MQL) on machining performance of compacted graphite iron (CGI),” Int. J. Cast Metals Research, Vol. 20(6), pp. 347-358, 2007. Published, 2007.