Department of Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Dr. Sukhomay Pal
Dr. Pal's Photograph Dr. Sukhomay Pal
Assistant Professor
Room No. C-305, Academic Complex,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati,
Guwahati - 781 039, Assam, India
Phone: +91-361-258 2656
Email: spal@iitg.ernet.in

Research Interest
  • Welding Process Monitoring and Control
  • Tool Condition Monitoring
  • Non-Conventional Machining Processes
  • Application of Artificial Neural Network, Genetic Algorithms and Fuzzy logic in manufacturing
Education
Ph. D. March, 2009 Department of Mechanical Engineering IIT Kharagpur
M. E. July, 2005 Department of Mechanical Engineering Bengal Engineering and Science University, WB
B. E. June, 2001 Department of Production Engineering Jadavpur University, WB
Ph. D. Thesis
Development and validation of soft computing based models for pulsed gas metal arc welding process
M. E. Thesis
Performance analysis of CNC wire-cut electro discharge machining on advance ceramic material


Ph.D. Students:
  1. Mr. Biswajit Parida (In Progress)
  2. Mr. Srikant Prasad (In Progress); Co-Supervisor: Prof. P.S. Robi
  3. Mr. Deepak Kumar Yaduwanshi (In Progress); Co-Supervisor: Dr.S. Bag
  4. Mr. Prakash Kumar Sahu (In Progress)
M. Tech. Students:
  1. Mr. V. Rayapudi, "Processing and Tribology of Self Lubricating Cutting Tool Material", 2011; Supervisor: Dr. S. Senthilvelan
  2. Mr. Shiv Dayal Vishwakarma (In Progress)
  3. Mr. Sachin Singh (In Progress); Co-Supervisor: Dr.S. Bag


Publications
    • Publications in International Journals (Published/Accepted: 10)

  1. Sukhomay Pal, Surjya K. Pal and Arun K. Samantaray, Radial basis function neural network model based prediction of weld-plate distortion due to pulsed metal inert gas welding, Science and Technology of Welding and Joining, Vol. 12, No. 8, pp. 725-731, 2007.
  2. Sukhomay Pal, Surjya K. Pal and Arun K. Samantaray, Artificial neural network modeling of weld joint strength prediction of a pulsed metal inert gas welding process using arc signals, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol. 202, No. 1-3, pp. 464-474, 2008.
  3. Sukhomay Pal, Surjya K. Pal and Arun K. Samantaray, Sensor based weld bead geometry prediction in pulsed metal inert gas welding process through artificial neural networks, International Journal of Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Engineering Systems, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 101-114, 2008.
  4. Sukhomay Pal, Surjya K. Pal and Arun K. Samantaray, A Neuro-wavelet packet analysis based on current signature for weld joint strength prediction in a pulsed metal inert gas welding process, Science and Technology of Welding and Joining, Vol. 13, No. 7, pp. 638-645, 2008.
  5. N. Raghavendra, Rakshit Koranne, Sukhomay Pal, Surjya K. Pal and Arun K. Samantaray, Joint strength prediction in a pulsed MIG welding process using hybrid optimized model, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 41, pp. 694-705, 2009.
  6. Sukhomay Pal, Santosh Malviya, Surjya K. Pal and Arun K. Samantaray, Optimization of quality characteristics parameters in a pulsed metal inert gas welding process using grey-based Taguchi method, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 44, pp. 1250-1260, 2009.
  7. Sukhomay Pal, P. Stephan Heyns, Burkhard H. Freyer, Nico J. Theron and Surjya K. Pal, Tool wear monitoring and selection of optimum cutting conditions with progressive tool wear effect and input uncertainties, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, DOI: 10.1007/s10845-009-0310-x, 2009.
  8. Samir K.Ghosh, Sukhomay Pal, Sujit K. Roy, Surjya K. Pal and Debabrata Basu, Modelling of the flame temperature of solution combination synthesis of a bio-ceramic material and its parametric optimization, Bulletin of Materials Science, Springer, Vol. 33, No. 4, pp. 339-350, 2010.
  9. Sukhomay Pal, Surjya K. Pal and Arun K. Samantaray, Determination of optimal pulse metal inert gas welding parameters with a Neuro-GA technique, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Vol. 25, pp. 606-615, 2010.
  10. Sukhomay Pal, Surjya K. Pal and Arun K. Samantaray, Prediction of the quality of pulsed metal inert gas welding using statistical parameters of arc signals in artificial neural network, International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Vol. 23, pp. 453-465, 2010.
    • Publications in National Journal (Published: 1)

  11. S. K. Roy, Sukhomay Pal, Samir Kumar Ghosh, P. P. Dey, Machining of interpenetrating phase Aluminim/Alumina composite by electrical discharge technique, Transaction of Indian Ceramic Society, Vol. 67, No. 2, pp. 75-80, 2008.
    • Publications in National Conferences (Published: 2)

  12. Sukhomay Pal and P. P. Dey, Machining of silicon nitride advance ceramic in wire EDM, Proceedings of the 4th National Conference on precision Engineering (COPEN), Jadavpur University, India, pp. 187-193, 16-17th Dec. 2005.
  13. Sukhomay Pal, Surjya K. Pal and Arun K. Samantaray, A Review on Gas Metal Arc Welding Process Modelling and Control Using Soft Computing, Proceedings of the National Conference on Soft Computing Techniques for Engineering Applications, NIT Rourkela, India, pp. 145-152, 2006.
    • Publications in International Conferences (Published: 2)

  14. Abhijit Sarkar, Sukhomay Pal, Surjya K. Pal and Arun K. Samantaray, Prediction of Welding Joint Strength and Bead Geometry in Pulsed Gas Metal Arc Welding using Artificial neural network ,Proceedings of the Global Conference on Production and Industrial Engineering, CPIE-2007, NIT Jalandhar, 2007.
  15. Sukhomay Pal, Surjya K. Pal and Arun K. Samantaray, Determination of Optimal Pulse Metal Inert Gas Welding Parameters Using Neuro-GA Technique, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference of Theoretical, Applied Computational and Experimental Mechanics (ICTACEM), IIT Kharagpur, pp. 301, Dec. 2007.

Experience
  • Assistant Professor, (March, 2010 - continuing), Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Guwahati
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, (November, 2008 - December, 2009), University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Co-Chief Adviser and Maintenance Engineer, (July, 2001 - June 2003), M/s. Pal & Das Ceramic, Asansol, WB

Reviewer of the following international journals
  • Materials and Manufacturing Processes.
  • Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing
  • Applied Soft Computing

Lecture Notes of ME 421