Principal

Principal
 

Dr.A.Senthil Kumar, B.E., M.E., Ph.D., is an able administrator and a committed teacher with more than twenty five years of teaching and research experience. He was the former Vice Principal and Dean, Mechanical Engineering in Sethu Institute of Technology. He is also the Academic Council member of Anna University of Technology, Tirunelveli.

He has specialized in Mechanical Engineering and has a flair for research in various fields like metal machining, ceramic composites, metal matrix composites and polymer matrix composites. He has published more than 30 technical papers in various International and National Journals and 50 technical papers in various reputed International and National conferences. A few of his papers in the International Journals were the most frequently downloaded articles in the year 2004 and 2006.

He is also a reviewer in various International Journals. He was awarded as an outstanding reviewer by the Editors of Materials & design, an Elsevier Journal. He has been actively involved in all administrative and developmental activities of the institution and continuously strives to achieve the vision of the Institution.

Publications in International Journals

  1. A. Senthil Kumar, A. Rajadurai, T. Sornakumar, “Machinability of Hardened Steel Using Alumina Based Ceramic Cutting Tools”  International Journal of Refractory Metals & Hard Materials, 2003, Vol.21, 109-117
  2. A. Senthil Kumar, A. Rajadurai, T. Sornakumar, “Development of alumina-ceria ceramic composite cutting tool” International Journal of Refractory Metals & Hard Materials, 2004, Vol.22, 17-20
  3. A. Senthil Kumar, A. Rajadurai, T. Sornakumar, “Yttria ceramics: cutting tool application.” Materials Letters, 2004, Vol. 58 [11], 1808-1810
  4. A. Senthil Kumar, A. Rajadurai, T. Sornakumar, “Performance Characteristics of Alumina-Yttria Ceramic Cutting Tool on Machining Grey Cast Iron” Industrial Ceramics, 2004, Vol.24 [2], 109-113
  5. A. Senthil Kumar, A. Rajadurai, T. Sornakumar, “Performance Characteristics of Ceria Toughened Alumina Ceramic Cutting Tool on Machining C 30 Steel” Powder Metallurgy, 2004, Vol.47[3] , 235-238
  6. A. Senthil Kumar, A. Rajadurai, T. Sornakumar, “Ceria Cutting tool” American ceramic Society Bulletin, March 2004, Vol. 83[3], p17
  7. A. Senthil Kumar, A. Rajadurai, T. Sornakumar, “Wear behaviour of alumina based ceramic cutting tools on machining steels”was published in Tribology International, 2006, Vol. 39,191-197
  8. A. Senthil Kumar, A. Rajadurai, T. Sornakumar “Effect of Tool wear on Tool Life of Alumina based Ceramic Cutting Tools on Machining Hardened Martensitic Stainless Steel.” Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 2006, Vol.173, 151–156
  9. A. Senthil Kumar, A. Rajadurai, T. Sornakumar “Development of yttria and ceria toughened alumina composite for cutting tool application.” International Journal of Refractory Metals & Hard Materials, 2007, Vol. 25, 214–219
  10. A. Senthil Kumar, M. Adam Khan, R. Thiraviam T. Sornakumar, ‘Machining parameters optimization of alumina based ceramic cutting tools’ Machining Science and technology, 2006, Vol.10, 471-489
  11. Thiraviam T. Sornakumar A. Senthil Kumar ‘Development of Copper – Alumina Metal Matrix Composites by Powder Metallurgy Method’ International Journal of Materials and Product Technology, 2008, Vol.31, 305-313
  12. T. Sornakumar, A. Senthil Kumar, “Machinability of bronze–alumina composite with tungsten carbide cutting tool inserts.” Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 2008, Vol. 202, 402 – 405
  13.  T. V. Sreerama Reddy, T. Sornakumar, M. Venkatarama Reddy, Venkatram, and A. Senthilkumar, “Turning Studies of Deep Cryogenic Treated P-40 Tungsten Carbide Cutting Tool Inserts” Machining Science and Technology, 2009, Vol.13, 143–155
  14. H. Siddhi Jailani, A. Rajadurai, B. Mohan, A. Senthil Kumar and T. Sornakumar, “Multi-response optimisation of sintering parameters of Al–Si alloy/fly ash composite using Taguchi method and grey relational analysis” International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 2009, Vol. 45, 362–369
  15. H. Siddhi Jailani, A. Rajadurai, B. Mohan, A. Senthil Kumar and T. Sornakumar, “Development and properties of aluminum silicon alloy – fly ash composites” Powder Metallurgy,  2011, Vol. 54 NO 4, 474-479
  16. T. Sornakumar, M. Kathiresan and A. SenthilkumarDrilling of die cast aluminium alloy–aluminium oxide composites Material Research Innovations, 2010, Vol.14 [4], 293-296
  17. A. Poomari, B. Mohan, A. Senthilkumar, A. Rajadurai and T. Sornakumar,Effectiveness of Cryogenic Treatment on the Performance of Cermet Cutting Tools while Machining AISI 4340 Steel” International Journal of Material Science, 2009, Vol. 4 [3], 215–228
  18. A. Poomari, B. Mohan, A. Senthilkumar, A. Rajadurai and T. Sornakumar,Machinability of Ti-Al-N Coated Cermet Tool with the Ti[C,N] mixed Alumina Ceramic Cutting Tool and the Uncoated Cermet Cutting Tool while Machining AISI D2 Steel” International Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology, 2009, Vol. 3(1), 101-109
  19. Sornakumar T, Kathiresan M. and Senthil Kumar A, ‘Studies on drilling of die cast aluminum alloy – aluminum oxide composites’, Materials Research Innovations, 2010, Vol.14(4), pp.293 – 296. Maney Publishing
  20. M. Adam Khan, A. Senthil Kumar, “ Machinability of Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastic (GFRP) Composite using Alumina based Ceramic Cutting Tools” Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 2011, Vol. 13 (1), 67-73
  21. M. Adam Khan & A. Senthil Kumar & A. Poomari ‘An hybrid algorithm to optimize cutting parameter for machining GFRP composite using alumina cutting tools’ International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 2012, Vol. 59, 1047–1056
  22.  Vasant Naidu, S. Vijayaragavan, R.Legadevi, A. Senthil Kumar, “Synthesis of Nano sized Sm-Gd doped Magnesium ferrite and their Permittivity and Hysteresis Studies.” International Journal of Computer Applications September 2011, Vol. 29(7), 13-2
  23. A. Poomari, B. Mohan, A. Senthilkumar, A. Rajadurai,Wear Performance of Ti-Al-N Coated and Cryogenically Treated Cermet Tools While Machining AISI 4340 Steel” Advanced Materials Research, 2013, Vols. 622-623,  404-408
  24. A. Poomari, B. Mohan, , A. Rajadurai A. Senthilkumar, Study on tool life of coated, cryogenically treated and coated and plain cermet cutting tools while machining steel, European Journal of Scientific Research, 2012, Vol. 85(3), 394 – 407
  25. Vasant Naidu, S.K.A. Ahamed Kandu Sahib, M.Sivabharathy, R.Legadevi, A. Senthil Kumar, Chandra Prakash and S.Pandian, “Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Nano Ceramic Magnesium Ferrite Material Doped with Samarium and Dysprosium for Designing–Microstrip Patch Antenna” Defect and Diffusion Forum Vol. 332 (2012) pp 35-50
  26. Asha Melba.V, Senthil Kumar.A, Vino.A,Comparative study of tensile and Flexural behaviour for glass-fiber reinforced Aluminium (glare) laminates and aluminum” Asian Journal of Computer Science and Technology (AJCST) Vol1.No.1( 2013) pp 5-13
  27. M. Adam Khan, S. Sundarrajan, M. Duraiselvam, S. Natarajan and A. Senthil Kumar“Sliding wear behaviour of plasma sprayed coatings on nickel based superalloy”  Surface Engineering, 2015, DOI 10.1179/1743294415Y.0000000087
  28. S. P. Jani, A. Senthil Kumar, M. Adam Khan & M. Uthaya Kumar (2015), “Machinablity of Hybrid Natural Fibre Composite with and Without Filler as Reinforcement”, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 2015,  DOI: 10.1080/10426914.2015.1117633
  29. Muthuchozharajan B, Mothilal S, Vinayagar K, Senthil Kumar A,   Saravanakumar A, “Processing And Characterization of Banana Fiber Reinforced Polyester Composites And Pineapple Leaf Fiber Reinforced Polyester Composites”  International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, 2015, Vol. 10 [15], 12077-12081
  30. S.P.Jani, A.Senthil Kumar, M.Adamkhan, S.V.Abishanth And I.Kalai Kumar, “Development of hybrid epoxy coconut, E-glass Fibre reinforced composite with coconut filler”, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, 2015, Vol. 10 (39), 30084-30089
  31. S.P.Jani, A.Senthil Kumar, M.Adamkhan, S G Jebin Wins And S.Arul Raja Singh, “Development of hybrid basalt and e-glass fiber reinforced epoxy composite in addition of e-waste as fillers” International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, Vol.10 (39), 30073-30078