Bhaskaran Gopalakrishnan

... Focus on Energy Efficiency in helping industry obtain sustainable increase in productivity and reduction in operating costs
... Helping industry become 'green'

Students who supported my research and completed their degree

Current Students
SI No Name Option Title of work Degree
1 Komarina Thesis Feasibility of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Public Facilities in West Virginia MS
2 Al-Shebeeb Dissertation Analysis of the Integration of DFM Techniques and Effective Machining Parameters Selection in Metal Parts Manufacturing PhD
3 Mandlem Thesis Energy Efficiency Evaluation of Smart Thermostat based Building Energy Management Systems MS
4 Davis Thesis Energy Efficiency Evaluation of Blower Heater Non-purge Desiccant Compressed Air Dryer MS

2017 Students
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1 Abolhassani Dissertation Developing Statistical Models to Assess Productivity in Automotive Manufacturing Sector PhD
2 Jammulamadaka Thesis Evaluation of Energy Efficiency Performance of Heated Windows MS

2016 Students
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3 Chada Problem Report Decision Support System in Aggregate Planning MS
4 Alahmadi Dissertation Determination of Cost-Effective Range in Surface Finish for Single Pass Turning PhD

2015 Students
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5 Devaru Dissertation Estimation of Energy Intensity in Wood Processing Sawmills based on Analysis of Product, Process and System Parameters PhD
6 Latif Thesis Sustainability Index Development for Manufacturing Industry MS

2014 Students
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7 Maddula Thesis Energy Intensity Determination in Wood Processing Sawmills MS
8 Kanneganti Thesis Specification of Energy Assessment Methodologies to satisfy ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard MS
9 Prateek Vaish Thesis Developed a Remote Technique to Assess the Effectiveness of Thermal Insulation in Households in West Virginia MS

2013 Students
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10 Ky Layfield Problem Report Analysis of Lean Practices as a Continuous Improvement Program in the Manufacturing Industry MS

2012 Students
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11 Ramamoorthy Thesis A Structured Approach for Facilitating the Implementation of ISO 50001 Standard in Manufacturing Industry MS
12 Mahareddy Problem Report Energy Profiling Analysis Based on Energy Assessments for Small Rural Businesses in West Virginia MS

2011 Students
SI No Name Option Title of work Degree
13 Jalali Thesis Design and Development of an Energy Efficiency Knowledge Center(EEKC) MS
14 Guthula Problem Report Feasibility Study and Resource Assessment for Biomass CHP plant at Sawmill Facility MS
15 Banuri Problem Report Feasibility Analysis for Implementing GPR Scanning System in Sawmills for Productivity Improvement MS

2010 Students
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16 Sundaramoorthy Thesis Heat Balance Analysis of Annealing and Galvanneal Furnace in Continuous Galvanizing Lines MS
17 Phuong Thesis Pot Heat Balance Analysis in Continuous Galvanizing Lines MS

2008 Students
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18 Muniswamy Thesis Development of a Computer Based Total Productive Maintenance Model for Electrical Motors MS
19 Bhadra Problem Report Utilizing GEPDSS for Analyzing Productivity Based Energy Efficiency MS
20 Song Problem Report Synthesizing Data from Electrical Logging to Support Decision Making in Manufacturing Facilities MS

2007 Students
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21 Jadeja Thesis A Model for Increasing Yield in Sawmills Based on Detection of Subsurface Defects in Canted Logs Using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) System MS
22 Gupta Dissertation Development of an Integrated Model for Process Planning and Parameter Selection for Machining Processes PhD
23 Alkadi Dissertation Product Design for Energy Reduction in Concurrent Engineering: An Inverted Pyramid Approach PhD
24 Mardikar Dissertation Establishing Base-line Energy Consumption in Wood Processing Sawmills: A Model Based on Energy Analysis and Diagnostics< PhD
25 Gump Problem Report Planning and Setup for the Implementation of Coal and Wood Co-Fired Boilers MS
26 Muenprasertdee Thesis Solidification Modeling of Iron Castings Using SOLIDCast MS

2006 Students
SI No Name Option Title of work Degree
27 Devaru Thesis Ground Penetrating RADAR (GPR) based System for Non-destructive Detection of Interior Defects in Wooden Logs MS
28 Chavan Thesis Analysis of Energy Consumption in Continuous Galvanizing Lines MS
29 Gajera Thesis Process Costing of Microchip MS
30 Koonammodi Problem report Multivariable Efficiency Evaluation of Boilers MS
31 Sukumar Problem Report Conversion and Validation of ENERGEX MS
32 Venkataraman Problem report Real time data acquisition and analysis for compressed air system MS
33 Godavarthy Problem Report Productivity assessment recommendations MS

2005 Students
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34 Gupta Thesis Energy Sensitive Machining Parameter Optimization Model MS
35 Chandrashekaran Thesis Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Systems Condition Assessment Methodology at West Virginia University MS

2004 Students
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36 Chaudhari Thesis Load based energy savings in three phase squirrel cage induction motors MS
37 Gopalakrishnan Thesis Effectiveness of electrical demand reduction strategies MS
38 Khan Thesis Constraint based facilities planning MS
39 Mardikar Thesis Energy analysis, diagnostics, and conservation in semiconductor manufacturing MS
40 Kokatnur Thesis Design and development of a target-costing model for machining MS
41 Senniappan Thesis Baselining a compressed air system: an expert systems approach MS

2003 Students
SI No Name Option Title of work Degree
42 Rangaswamy Problem Report Computer aided process planning for energy conservation MS
43 Premkumar Problem Report Independent verification and validation of TEXPERT MS
44 McCoy Problem Report Evaluation of Process Control using Expert Systems MS
45 Selvaraj Thesis Plant-wide energy assessment using a systems approach MS
46 Bhave Thesis Enhancing the effectiveness of the utility energy supply chain in integrated steel manufacturing MS

2002 Students
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47 Rihel Problem Report Verification analysis for WASTEX MS
48 Mate Thesis Energy analysis and diagnostics in wood manufacturing industry MS

2001 Students
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49 Farmani Thesis Object-oriented expert system design - TEXPERT MS

1999 Students
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50 Weng Dissertation Efficient and flexible algorithm for plant layout generation PhD
51 Akladios Dissertation Safety by design - an expert systems approach PhD
52 Kapoor Problem report Mechanical knowledge base development for TEXPERT MS
53 Lobo Problem report Electrical knowledge base development for TEXPERT MS
54 Mudigonda Problem Report New industrial energy conservation opportunities MS
55 Sarvaiya Problem report Enhanced communications development for the Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) MS
56 Sancheti Problem Report Electronics recycling process development MS
57 Rajanna Problem report Electronics recycling cost models MS
58 Iyer Problem Report Enhanced energy conservation opportunities with industrial chillers MS
59 Chillarige Thesis Development of expert systems in heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC): an energy approach MS
60 Singh Thesis Design and development of fuzzy expert system for the handy board MS
61 Ipe Thesis Data mining OIPEA database for waste and productivity enhancements in manufacturing units MS
62 Venneti Thesis TEXPERT - expert system for evaluating product design for worker’s safety and health MS
63 Meffe Problem report Industrial assessment center Manual MS
64 Sundararajan Thesis An analysis of the trends in energy conservation studies of the IAC program MS
65 Lakshminarayanan Problem report Evaluation of multi-product interactions for southern Appalachian hardwood stand MS

1998 Students
SI No Name Option Title of work Degree
66 Srivatsavan Dissertation The effect of product design and packaging parameters on effective storability and retrieval : a computer based approach PhD
67 Pabba Thesis THINEX - an expert system for forest stand productivity management MS
68 Veena Thesis Design and development of a database management system for the OIPEA database MS
69 Balasubramanian Problem report Expert system for decision making in Cogeneration MS

1997 Students
SI No Name Option Title of work Degree
70 Kulkarni Thesis Wastex - an expert system for industrial waste minimization MS
71 Tirunellayi Thesis Design and development of a mobile smart vehicle - A mechatronics application MS
72 Mangalampalli Thesis A computer based approach for industrial waste minimization MS

1996 Students
SI No Name Option Title of work Degree
73 Turuvukere Thesis Computer integrated facility design & planning MS
74 Shashikiran Thesis A computer based approach towards rapid prototyping for the Motorola HC 6811 miniboard MS
75 Akella Thesis A systems approach for vendor selection and performance analysis in an ISO 9000 framework MS
76 Yoshii Thesis A Computer based system for machine tool selection for Mitsui Seiki Inc. MS
77 Mudiyanur Thesis Goal directed simulation information system for flexible manufacturing systems - a knowledge based approach MS

1995 Students
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78 Srivatsavan Thesis A machine learning model for robot configuration design and kinematic analysis MS
79 Chandrashekaran Thesis Design and development of expert systems for energy conservation in manufacturing industries MS

1994 Students
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80 Chintala Thesis Computer integrated approach for material handling system design MS
81 Reddy Thesis Estimation of tool path length for NC pocket milling using a neural network MS
82 Ahmed Thesis Design and manufacture of sheet metal components : focus on tolerance synthesis MS

1993 Students
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83 Lankalapalli Thesis FOREX - an expert database integrated system for forest stand management MS

1992 Students
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84 Pandiarajan Dissertation Computer numerically controlled machining of product designs with complex geometries in concurrent engineering PhD

1990 Students
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85 Pericherla Thesis Design and manufacture of liquefied petroleum gas cylinders MS
86 Pathak Thesis Feature based design and milling process planning in concurrent engineering MS