Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Murthy, S. M. D. Vidyarani


Research Associate

Contact Information

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
ENGC 303
MSC 191 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
Voice: (361) 593-2003
E-mail: nitilaksha.hiremath@tamuk.edu

Research Interests

My research interests are in Advanced polymeric composites manufacturing and characterization techniques. My skill sets with respect to polymeric composites manufacturing are, compression molding, extrusion compression molding, Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Molding (VARTM), wet-laid spinning, and twin-screw extrusion.  My skill sets with respect to polymeric composites characterization are thermal (DSC, TGA, DMA, FTIR), mechanical (Flexure, Tensile, Interlaminar shear, Impact, Mode 1 interlaminar fracture toughness tests) and morphological (Optical microscopy) characterization techniques. I also have expertise in surface treatment techniques such as flame treatment and plasma treatment. I have vast experience in working with thermoplastic polymers, carbon fibers, glass fibers, Kevlar fibers, and natural fibers such as bamboo and hemp fibers.

Education

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Tennessee at Knoxville, USA, 2017 

B.E., Chemical Engineering, Visveswaraya Technological University, Belgaum, India, 2014

 

Recent Publications

  • Kore, Surbhi, Vidyarani Sangnal Matt Durandhara Murthy, Nitilaksha Hiremath, Merlin Theodore, Stephen Young, Dayakar Penumadu, and Uday Vaidya. "Textile-Grade Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polycarbonate Composites: Effect of Epoxy Sizing." Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research(2021).
  • Murthy, Vidyarani Sangnal Matt Durandhara, and Uday Vaidya. "Improving the adhesion of glass/polypropylene (glass-PP) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) surfaces by open-air plasma treatment." International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives 95 (2019): 102435.
Murthy, S. M. D. Vidyarani