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Dr. G.D. Thakre

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Principal Scientist

B E Production Engineerin Nagpur University
M Tech Maintenance Engineering and Tribology IIT-ISM Dhanbad
Ph D Mechanical Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
M Phil 1987, Andhra University
E Mail gdthakre@iip.res.in
Telephone No. +91 135 2525 889
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Research Interest

  • Modeling and simulation of tribo-contact phenomena under dry, boundary/mixed, EHL and Hydrodynamic regimes
  • Design and development of tribo components
  • Prognosis of Tribological failures in Industrial environment
  • Surface characterization and interaction studies between lubricant additives and surfaces
  • Design and development of lubricants for Industrial, MEMS and Strategic sector applications
  • Tribo-testing and evaluation of lubricants, materials and surfaces
  • Nano-tribology, tribology of coatings, ceramics and alloys
  • Wear mode and mechanism and its mitigation

Work Experience

Senior Scientist CSIR-Indian Institite of Petroleum, Dehradun (11/08/2012 – till date)
Scientist CSIR-Indian Institite of Petroleum, Dehradun (19/01/2009 – 10/08/2012)
Junior Scientist CSIR – Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun (2000 – 2005)
Lecturer Dehradun Institute of Technology, Dehradun ( 07/03/2004 to 05/07/2005)
Lecturer Institute of Technology and Management, Gorakhpur ( 05/07/2004 to 02/03/2005)

Research Interest

  • M. Tech Gold Medallist in the Department of Mechanical Engg. & Mining Machinery Engg. I.S.M. Dhanbad, 2004
  • Fourth Merit in the Department of Production Engg. University of Nagpur, 2001
  • Awarded Indo-US joint centre on EHL studies by IUSSTF
  • BRNS grant for use of TLA technique of gear box wear measurement
  • Member Board of Studies at DIT University, India
  • Expert on ISO TC 28 WGs on Greases & Dynamic measurement of LPG
  • Asst. Professor, Faculty of Engineering, AcSIR
  • Reviewer for the Journal, Proceedings of Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part J, Engineering Tribology, Tribology International, Acta Mechanica, Tribology Letters, Engineering Failure Analysis, Applied Surface Sciences, Industrial Lubrication and Tribology etc.
  • Member of BIS committee PCD 3 and PGD 19
  • Member selection committee for the review of research projects to be funded by PCRA, CSIR-HRDG, IUSSTF etc
  • Life Member of Tribology Society of India


Selected Publications

  • Thakre G D, Sharma Satish C, Harsha S P, Tyagi M R, A Study of ionic liquid lubricated μ-EHL line contacts considering surface texture, Tribology International, Volume 94, Pages 39-51, January, 2016
  • Thakre G D, Sharma Satish C, Harsha S P, Tyagi M R, Tribological failure analysis of gear contacts of Exciter Sieve gear boxes, Engineering Failure Analysis, Volume 36, 2014, Pages 75-91
  • Ajay Kumar, Gananath D Thakre, PK Arya, AK Jain, Influence of operating parameters on the tribological performance of Oleic acid functionalized Cu nano-fluids, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol. 56 (13), March 2017, Pg. 3527-3541. DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.6b04375
  • Jayashree Biswal, G D Thakre, H J Pant, J S Samantray, P K Arya, S C Sharma, A K Gupta, Investigation of anti-wear performance of automobile lubricants using thin layer activation analysis technique. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, Vol. 399, May 2017, Pg. 69-73. doi.org/10.1016/j.nimb.2017.03.143
  • Muzzakir S M, Hirani H, Thakre G D, Lubricant for heavily loaded slow speed Journal bearing, Trbology Transactions, Volume 56, 2013, Pages 1060-1068

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