Ravi Kumar, Digavalli

Areas of Interest: 

Metal Forming, Materials Processing


  • Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • M.Tech., Regional Engineering College, Warangal
  • B.Tech., University College of Engineering, JNTU Kakinada

Academic/Industrial Experience

  1. Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Delhi, 2011-present
  2. Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Delhi, 2006-2011
  3. Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Delhi, 1999-2006
  4. Humboldt Research Fellow, University of Stuttgart, Germany, 2008
  5. Visiting Faculty, University of Waterloo, Canada, 2006
  6. Assistant Manager, R&D, Tata Steel, Jamshedpur, 1996-1998

Selected Publications

  1. Ved Prakash, D. Ravi Kumar, Alexander Horn, Hinnerk Hagenah and Marion Merklein, "Modelling material behavior of AA5083 aluminum alloy sheet using biaxial tensile tests and its application in numerical simulation of deep drawing", International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 106 (2020) 1133–1148.
  2. Kandarp Changela, Hariharan K and Ravi Kumar D, “Development of combined groove pressing and rolling to produce ultra-fine grained Al alloys and comparison with cryorolling”, Materials Science and Engineering A, 760 (2019) 7-18.
  3. Amit Kumar, Vijay Gautam and D. Ravi Kumar, “Maximum Bulge Height and Weld Line Displacement in Hydroforming of Tailor Welded Blanks”, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 140 (3), 2017, 031005-1-14.
  4. D. Satish Raja, F.T. Feyissa and D. Ravi Kumar, "Cryorolling and Warm Forming of AA6061 Aluminium Alloy Sheets”, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 32 (12), 2017, 1345-1352.
  5. Vijay Gautam and D. Ravi Kumar, "Experimental and numerical investigations on springback in V- bending of tailor welded blanks of interstitial free steel", Proc. I Mech E Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 232(12) 2017, 2178-2191.

For more information, please go to http://web.iitd.ac.in/~dravi/