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Contributions of Reliability Engineering Centre

RELIABILITY ENGINEERING CENTRE


Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur West Bengal-721302 7 February, 2014
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Preface
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur is the first institute in India that identified the need of interdisciplinary branches of engineering such as Reliability Engineering. The aim of establishing the centre was to impart knowledge in such interdisciplinary areas so that our engineers are at par with the world wide trend in engineering education and research. The Reliability Engineering Centre came into existence in 1983. When we look back the history of the centre, we understand that it is a unique centre of its kind in the fraternity of the engineering education in IITs in particular and in India in general. Students of almost all branches of engineering are encouraged to join the masters programme (M.Tech.) in Reliability Engineering which was started in the academic year 1982-83. This programme is the first P.G. program in Reliability Engineering in India. Since its inception, the centre has been conducting academic programs in M.Tech., and Ph.D. apart from offering certain electives to all other branches of U. G. students of the Institute. Today, Reliability Engineering Centre is a small family in terms of number of members. Presently, we have 4 faculty members, 17 M.Tech., and 15 Ph.D. students. Ph.D. degrees to 29 students, M.S. degrees to 2 student, and M.Tech. degrees to about 350 students have been conferred from the centre. The alumni of the centre have contributed in several mission programmes of national importance and also in the growth of industry in India and abroad. We are happy to mention that our students for still keeping this trend. The faculty associated with this programme has published several books which are widely used by researchers worldwide. They have also collectively published over 450 papers in reputed international journals like Micro-electronics & Reliability, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Quality and Reliability Management etc. They have been contributing in the capacity of editors and reviewers of reputed journals in reliability engineering and allied areas. The faculty and students are actively associated in research and consultancy projects sponsored by MHRD, DST, DRDO, ISRO, Indian Railways, NPCIL, BARC, DRDL, and international sponsors like DNV Norway etc. Centre has been periodically reviewing its academic and research programmes. The centre has organized a peer review committee meeting on 11 April, 2011 to critically analyze the academic courses, research, laboratory,

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publication and other activities. The peer review committee consisting of Prof. Ashok Deshpande, University of Pune, Dr. P.V. Varde, BARC Mumbai, Prof. M.K. Tiwari, Department of Industrial Engineering & Management, Prof. N.K. Kishore, Department of Electrical Engineering, Professor K.K. Ray, Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Prof. U.C. Gupta, Department of Mathematics and faculty members of the Centre brainstormed various issues and suggested recommendations for their implementation. We have great pleasure to announce that Reliability Engineering Centre is organizing the Third Research Scholars Day on February 07, 2014. We celebrate this day in our academic system to acknowledge the contribution of our ex and current research scholars, including scholars doing M.S. programmes in achieving and retaining the academic excellence and the reputation of our unique centre. This year we have poster presentations by our current research scholars and M.S. students and seminars by our current and ex-research scholars. We have tried to celebrate this important event in an informal way so that better and free interaction can happen in a cordial environment. We take this opportunity to express our gratitude to all the ex-faculty members, staffs, research students and our present colleagues and students for their contribution in building up this centre to the present status. Due to their efforts and hard work, reliability engineering has become a known discipline in almost all industry and other organizations in India. I wish that more faculty members join the centre and it climbs many more steps and significantly contribute in the area of reliability engineering in this year and thereafter. I also thank the IIT director and all higher authorities for extending their support and timely advice without which the centre would not have achieved its present status. Research/MS scholars of the centre have shown great interest in organizing this event and have put lot of effort to make this a memorable day. I wish grand success for the Research Scholars Day. V.N.A. Naikan Head REC, IIT Kharagpur

CONTENTS
Overview of the Centre ...................................................................................1 Vision of the Centre.........................................................................................1 Mission of the Centre ......................................................................................1 Details of Present Academic Programs ...........................................................2 Syllabi & Curricula of present programs..........................................................2 No. of Students Completed M. Tech. (in last 5 years) .....................................2 List of Research Fellows...................................................................................3 7.1 Current Scholars (Ph.D. (15) and M.S. (1) Ongoing) ...............................3 7.2 Ph.D. Recipients ......................................................................................6 7.3 MS Recipient...........................................................................................7 8 Recent Publications (Last 5 years) ...................................................................8 8.1 Publications in International/National Journals .....................................8 8.1.1 During year 2013-2014.......................................................................8 8.1.2 During year 2012-2013.......................................................................9 8.1.3 During year 2011-2012.....................................................................10 8.1.4 During year 2010-2011.....................................................................11 8.1.5 During year 2009-2010.....................................................................11 8.1.6 During year 2008-2009.....................................................................13 8.2 Publications in Conferences..................................................................15 8.2.1 During year 2012-2013.....................................................................15 8.2.2 During year 2011-2012.....................................................................15 8.2.3 During year 2010-2011.....................................................................16 8.2.4 During year 2009-2010.....................................................................17 8.2.5 During year 2008-2009.....................................................................18 9 Books/Book Chapters Published ...................................................................19 10 Editorial/Review Board Contributions...........................................................19 11 Conferences Organized by the Centre...........................................................21 12 Sponsored Research & Consultancy Projects (Last 5 Years)..........................21 12.1 Sponsored Research Projects ...............................................................21 12.2 Consultancy Projects.............................................................................22 13 Short Term Training Programmes organized in last 5 years..........................23 14 Resources of the Centre ................................................................................24 14.1 Faculty Members ..................................................................................24 14.2 Ex-Faculty Members .............................................................................24 14.3 Technical Staff.......................................................................................24 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

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14.4 Office Staff............................................................................................24 14.5 Laboratories .........................................................................................25 14.6 Library...................................................................................................25 15 Placement Scenario of the Centre ................................................................25 16 Alumni of the Centre.....................................................................................25 17 Future Directions...........................................................................................26 18 Laboratory Facilities ......................................................................................26 19 Ex Faculty of Reliability Engineering Centre..................................................29 19.1 Prof. K.B. Misra .....................................................................................29 19.2 Prof. R.B. Misra.....................................................................................32 19.3 Prof. A.S.R. Murthy ...............................................................................33

Overview of the Centre

Reliability Engineering Centre, established in 1983, is the first, only and unique centre of excellence in India offering Masters and research programs in Reliability Engineering. In the present scenario of global competition, Reliability Engineering plays a vital role in design, maintenance, safety/security and management of engineering systems. Reliability is considered one of the most important performance assessment index for most of the industrial products, processes and services. Reliability Engineering focuses on systematic study and analysis of failures, and developing methods for eliminating them or at least minimizing their occurrence with minimum damage to system and environment. It is truly interdisciplinary in nature since failures are not limited to any particular types of engineering systems, processes and services. It is in effect a specialization sought by all engineering practitioners and researchers. Reliability Engineering is an inter-disciplinary area and plays an important role at different stages of product life cycle starting from conceptual design, manufacturing, operation, maintenance, replacements to disposal. It systematically designs, studies failure process, finds out the root causes, suggests improvements and quantifies the product performance over a period of its mission time in contrast to the conventional engineering branches, which mainly focus on design of systems for certain specific functional requirements. But in Reliability engineering, students are trained on how to design, predict, estimate, and demonstrate performance of a product throughout its mission life for failure free operation, which is also safe and easy to maintain deriving maximum benefits.

Vision of the Centre

The Reliability Engineering Centre embodies to act as a repository of knowledge and practices covering the broad domain of Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, Safety and Quality Engineering and to nurture the students through teaching, research and industrial partnership.

Mission of the Centre

Achieve global excellence and create local impact in research and teaching. Design and develop contemporary courses in line with the new developments in

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academics internationally as well as tailor-made for the companies to meet their emerging requirements. Enhance the analytical skill and problem solving ability of the students through innovative design and conduct of teaching, laboratory experiments, case studies, seminars and colloquium. Pursue research in the emerging fields of Reliability Engineering through enhancing core competence internally as well as through collaboration with internationally renowned academic institutions worldwide. Interact with industries through consultancy services for real life problem solving.

Details of Present Academic Programs


Name of the Program M Tech MS PhD Duration (yrs) 2 2 3+ Admission Process GATE, QIP, Industry sponsored Under Sponsored Project Institute Scholar, QIP, Industry Sponsored

Syllabi & Curricula of present programs

The Syllabi and Curricula were last revised in the year 2009 by following the guidelines laid by an Institute-wide committee.

No. of Students Completed M. Tech. (in last 5 years)


Year 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 No of M. Tech. students 08 10 05 18 16

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List of Research Fellows


Current Scholars (Ph.D. (15) and M.S. (1) Ongoing)
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M. Karthikeyan received his AMIE (IEI) from Kolkata and M.S. from BITS Pilani. He is currently working as Scientist F & Deputy Manager Quality Control, Dept of Space, LPSC/ISRO, Bangalore. He successfully completed seven satellites assignments as project Manager, continues inues to be Project Manager for eight more satellites (Series of IRNSSIRNSS Navigation satellites) and prestigious Chandrayaan-2 2 satellite in ISRO. He has been awarded for completion of GSAT-12 12 satellite projects. His present research is on Reliability analysis analysi on Machines & Machine tools. He has published three National conference papers on Reliability improvement and a paper communicated to a Conference. He is also co-author author for three more Journal papers. Purobi Patowary received her M. Tech. degree in Power Systems from IIT Kharagpur from the department of Electrical Engineering in 2002 and her B.E. (Hons) in Electrical from Assam Engineering College in 1991. She currently serves as a faculty of Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering of Assam. A Engineering College, Guwahati. Her current research activities are related to Power System Reliability. V.M. Shafiullah Hussain received his B.E. (Mechanical Engg., 1997) from VIT, Vellore and M.E. (Production Engg., 1999) from Annamalai University, ity, Chidambaram. His area of research for his thesis is Reliability lity Modeling of Rotary Systems, Systems and he is also having research interest in Reliability analysis of automated material handling systems and Process reliability. He published his research articles les in IJPE and Int. J. of Life Cycle Reliability & Safety Engineering. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor in National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology, Ranchi.

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Heeralal Gargama received his B. E. (Biomedical Engineering form SGSITS Indore) in 2007 and M. Tech. (Reliability Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, India) in 2009. His research interests include applications of soft computing (fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms and neural networks) in reliability, reliability based design optimization and electromagnetic shielding. Manjubala Bisi received her M. TECH degree in Multimedia and Software Systems from NITTTR, Kolkata in 2007. She had been involved with academics around eight years and taught various Computer Science and Engineering subjects like Operating System, Software Engineering, Parallel and Distributed System, Compiler Design, Database Management System, etc., to Undergraduate students. She has research interest in the area of Software Reliability Modeling and Artificial Neural Networks. S. Fatima received her B. Tech (Manufacturing acturing Technology) from JSS Noida (UPTU) in 2008 and a Masters Degree (MS) from IIT Kharagpur in 2011, in the areas of jute based composites for noise control. She has five years of experience in noise and vibration control, underwater acoustics and use of green materials for noise control. She has worked on several projects for industries where product noise has been reduced using natural materials. She has been a recipient of the International Student Travel Award to attend and participate at the 20th International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV20) at Bangkok and also the best research paper awardee of the Acoustical Society of India. Her research is in the areas of machinery condition monitoring. Esha Datta has received a bachelor and a master degree in computer science. Her broad research area is Reliability and Security of Information Systems. She is currently working in the area of Network Reliability. Her research is supported by the Department of Science e and Technology, Government of India through the INSPIRE fellowship. She is also a member of the IEEE student chapter at IIT Kharagpur. Rajkumar S received his B. E. (ECE, 2009), M. E. (IE, 2011) 20 from Anna University. He worked as a programming analyst in Cognizant Technologies, Chennai. His research interests interest are network reliability, interconnection networks and supply s chain management.

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S. Rajarajan received his bachelor degree in electronics and communication engineering from Panimalar Engineering College, Affiliated to Anna University, Tamilnadu, India in 2005 and the M.Tech degree in communication systems from SRM University Kattankulathur, Tamilnadu. His research interests include multiple antenna communications and performance analysis of the wireless systems. Sajjade Faisal Mustafa Zille Ilahi received his B.E. (E&C, 1997) Dr. B.A. Marathwada University Aurangabad and M. Tech. (Reliability, 2007) from IIT-Bombay. He is currently working at ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore. His area of work is Reliability Analyses and Test & Evaluation of on-board computer system of spacecrafts. T. CH. Anil Kumar has completed his M.E in Advanced Design & Manufacturing from Osmania University, Hyderabad in 2008. He worked as Project Assistant (Level-III) for two years in SERC, CSIR Campus, Chennai, TamilNadu. Thereafter, he is working as Assistant Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering of Vignan University, Vadlamudi, AndhraPradesh till date. His broad areas of research are Reliability centered Diagnostics and Prognostics of Rolling element Bearings, Finite Element Analysis. Govindarajulu Eedara has completed his M.Tech in CAD/CAM from JNTUK, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh in 2010. He is working as Assistant Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering of Vignan University, Vadlamudi, Andhra Pradesh till date. His broad areas of research are Repairability and Reliability improvement of Mechanical systems. Krishna Kumar Dadsena received his B. E. (Mechanical, 2010) from Govt. Engineering College, Raipur (C.G.), M. Tech. (IEM, 2013) from NIT Tiruchirappalli with Honors. He has presented three papers in international conferences and one national conference, respectively. One of conference paper has published in IEEE Explore.

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Durbadal Chattaraj did his B.Tech (CSE) and M.Tech (CSE) from West Bengal University of Technology in the year of 2006 and 2010, respectively. He worked for Boden Software Services Pvt. Ltd. (20062008) as an Assosiate Software Engineer. He did his P.G. Diploma in Clinical Data Management (2008) from ICR, India. He has worked for Narula Institute of Technology (2011 2013) as an Assistant Professor of CSE Department. His research interest is in the area of network security, cloud security, network reliability, software reliability, big-data, reliability modelling and prediction models. Gurmeet Singh completed his B. Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from College Of Engineering Roorkee and M. Tech in Condition Monitoring Control and Protection of Electrical Apparatus from NIT Hamirpur. He has published 2 papers Int. Journals, 3 papers in IEEE Conferences, 1 paper in Int. Conference, and 2 papers in national Conferences. His Research Areas include Automation, Embedded System, Electrical Machines and Transformer Fault Diagnosis. Suparna Chakraborty (Pursuing M.S.) received her B. Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from BITM, Santiniketan, West Bengal, India in the year 2010. Her current area of research is communication network reliability.

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Ph.D. Recipients
Ph.D. Recipient N. Padmavathy Dilip Kumar Yadav Ajeet K. Pandey Trithankar Gayen Thesis Title Reliability Measures and Evaluation of Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks Software Reliability Modeling and Prediction Using Fuzzy Logic Software Reliability Assurance through Fault Prediction Models Reliability Assessment of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Software Components A Markov System Dynamics Simulation based System Reliability and Availability Modeling Probabilistic Power System Planning Using Soft Computing Methods Minimal Cutset-Based Evaluation of Network Reliability Measures Reliability Assurance of Process Equipment through Predictive Maintenance

2010 Rao Meesala Srinivasa 2009 Srivastava Vivek 2009 Misra Rajesh 2009 D. E. Vijay Kumar

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Year 2009 2008 2006

Ph.D. Recipient A. Syamsunder K.S. Kumar P.N.S. Rao

2006 S.P.K. Viswanath 2006 N.K. Goyal 2006 Rani Rajanna 2002 S.K. Chaturvedi 1998 A. Radha Krishna 1997 1996 1996 1996 S. Chatterjee Suprasad Amari A.K. Azad C. Tripathy

1996 A.K. Sen 1994 S. Patra 1994 V.N.A. Naikan 1993 P.T.R. Nambiar 1993 A.K. Ray 1993 K.P. Soman 1990 Usha Sharma 1987 A.K. Verma 1987 M.A. Samad

Thesis Title Segmented Point Process Models for Maintained Systems Early Software Reliability and Quality Prediction Design of Optimal Maintenance Polices Dealing with Deterioration for Production System Software Reliability Prediction Using Neural Networks On Some Aspects of Reliability Analysis and Design of Communication Networks Reliability and Resource Optimization Models for Software Development Process Reliability Evaluation of Large and Complex Systems Mechanical/Structural Reliability Evaluation in Fatigue Wear and Combined Load Situations Probabilistic and Fuzzy Aspects of Software Reliability Analysis Reliability, Risk, and Fault Tolerance of Complex Systems Some Aspects of Generation Expansion Planning Dependability Analysis of Parallel Computer Interconnection Networks Reliability Condition Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis (RCF) of Traction Motors Reliability Analysis of Multistate Complex System Industrial Productivity Improvement Through Reliability and Condition Monitoring R. A. M. and Fault Diagnosis for Diesel Engine Plants Enhancement of the Capabilities of Artificial Intelligence based Diagnostic Systems Probabilistic Uncertainty and Fuzzy Imprecision on Reliability and Risk Management On Some Aspects of Reliability Design of Complex Systems Expert Fault Diagnosis & Reliability Study of Electromechanical Systems Reliability Evaluation of Complex Systems

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MS Recipient
M.S. Recipient N. Bhattacharya Swajeeth Pilot P. Thesis Title Software Reliability modelling and testing for high risk applications Failure Analysis of Sensor Systems

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Recent Publications (Last 5 years)


Publications in International/National Journals During year 2013-2014

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H. Gargama, S.K. Chaturvedi, and A.K. Thakur, Reliability-Based Design Optimization Scheme For Designing Electromagnetic Shielding Structures, Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, Accepted, 2014. P. Patowary and N.K. Goyal, Security Monitoring and Assessment of an Electrical Power System, International Journal of Performability Engineering, Accepted, 2014. H. Gargama, S.K. Chaturvedi, and A.K. Thakur, Reliability-based design of Multi-layered composites for electromagnetic shielding applications, International Journal of Performability Engineering, Accepted, 2014. P.S.S. Budhavarapu, S.K. Chaturvedi, D. Garg, and S. Chakravorty, Multiphase System Reliability Analysis using Excel, International Journal of Performability Engineering, Accepted, 2014. V. Sriramdas, S.K. Chaturvedi, and H. Gargama "Fuzzy arithmetic based reliability allocation approach during early design and development", Journal of Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 41(7), pp. 3444-3449, 2014. S.M. Dewal and N.K. Goyal, Out of range error probability assessment for any computer program, International Journal of Reliability and Safety, Vol. 7(4), 332-357, 2013. T. Chandrasheker and N.K. Goyal, An approach to evaluate multiple node pair reliability for simultaneous capacity requirements, International Journal of Performability Engineering, Vol. 9(4), pp. 357-366, 2013. V.M.S. Hussain and V.N.A. Naikan, Reliability Modeling of Rotary Systems Subjected to Imbalance, International Journal of Performability Engineering, Vol. 9(4), pp. 423-432, 2013.

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H. Gargama, S.K. Chaturvedi, and A.K. Thakur, Reliability-based Design Optimization of Broadband Microwave Absorbers, Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, Vol. 27(11), pp. 1407-1418, 2013.

10. M. Sarma, Storing, Developing, Editing and Using a Dictionary TRIE, World Intellectual Patent Organisation, Pub. No. WO/2013/050225, IPC: G06F 17/27 (2006.01), 2013. 11. N. Padmavathy and S.K. Chaturvedi, Evaluation of mobile ad hoc network reliability using propagation-based link reliability model, Journal of Reliability Engineering & System Safety, Vol. 115, pp. 1-9, 2013. 12. S.P. Panchangam and V.N.A. Naikan, Reliability Analysis Of Temperature Sensor System, International Journal of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering, Vol. 20(1), pp. (1350003) 1-20, 2013. 13. S.K. Chaturvedi and N. Padmavathy, The Influence of Scenario Metrics on Network Reliability of Mobile Ad Hoc Network, International Journal of Performability Engineering, Vol. 9(1), pp. 61-74, 2013. 14. S. Fatima, S.G. Dastidar, A.R. Mohanty, and V.N.A. Naikan, Technique for optimal placement of transducers for fault detection in rotating machines, Proc IMechE Part O: J Risk and Reliability, Vol. 227(2) pp. 119131, 2013. 15. A. Syamsundar, K. Mualidharan and V.N.A. Naikan, General Repair Models for Maintained Systems, Sri Lankan Journal of Applied Statistics, Vol. 12, pp. 117-143, 2012. 16. A.K. Pandey, and N.K. Goyal, A Fuzzy Model for Early Software Quality Prediction and Module Ranking, International Journal of performability Engineering, Vol. 8(6), pp. 689-698, 2012. 17. B. Mahanty, V.N.A. Naikan and T. Nath, System Dynamics Approach for Modeling Cost of Quality, International Journal of Performability Engineering, Vol. 8(6), pp. 625-634, 2012.

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18. D.K. Yadav, S.K. Chaturvedi and R.B. Misra, Early Software Defects Prediction Using Fuzzy Logic, International Journal of Performability Engineering, Vol 8(4), pp. 399-408, 2012. 19. K.K. Singh and S.K. Chaturvedi, Reliability Allocation for Fault Tolerant Software, International Journal of Engineering, Vol. 1(5), pp. 1-9, 2012. 20. M. Bisi and N.K. Goyal, Software Reliability Prediction using Neural Network with Encoded Input, International Journal of Computer Applications, Vol. 47 (22), pp. 46-52, 2012. 21. V.N.A. Naikan, J. Majumdar and B.K. Vijaykumar, Research Trends in Quality Engineering and Management, International Journal of Performability Engineering, Vol. 8(6), pp. 587-600, 2012. 22. V.N.A. Naikan, Guest Editorial-Special Issue on New Trends in Quality Engineering and Management, International Journal of Performability Engineering, Vol. 8(6), pp. 585-586, 2012. 8.1.3 During year 2011-2012

23. H. Gargama, S.K. Chaturvedi, and A.K. Thakur, On the Design and Reliability Analysis of Electromagnetic Absorbers Using Real-Coded Genetic Algorithm and Monte Carlo Simulation, Progress In Electromagnetic Research B, Vol. 43, pp. 169-187, 2012. 24. H. Gargama, S.K. Chaturvedi, and A.K. Thakur, Design and optimization of multilayered electromagnetic shield using a real-coded genetic algorithm, Progress In Electromagnetic Research B, Vol. 39, pp. 241-246, 2012. 25. S.K. Chaturvedi, S.H. Basha, S.V. Amari, and M.J. Zuo, Reliability Analysis of Generalized Multi-State k-out-of-n Systems, Proc. IMechE Part O: J. Risk and Reliability, Vol. 226(3), pp. 327-336, 2012. 26. H. Gargama, and S. K. Chaturvedi, Criticality Assessment Models for Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Analysis Using Fuzzy Logic, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Vol. 60, Issue. 1, pp. 102 110, 2011.

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27. A. Syamsundar and V.N.A. Naikan, Imperfect Repair Proportional Intensity Models for Maintained Systems, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Vol. 60, Issue 4, pp. 782.787, 2011 28. K.V. Edwin and S.K. Chaturvedi, Prioritization of Maintenance Tasks on Industrial Equipment for Reliability: a Fuzzy Approach, International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, Vol. 28, Issue 1, pp.109 126, 2011. 29. A.K. Pandey and N.K. Goyal, Multistage Fault Prediction Model Using Process Level Software Metrics, International Journal of Communications in Dependability and Quality Management (CDQM), Vol. 13, Issue 1, pp. 54-66, 2010. 30. A.K. Pandey and N.K. Goyal, Predicting Fault-prone Software Module Using Data Mining Technique and Fuzzy Logic Metrics, International Journal of Computer and Communication Technology, (Special Issue), Vol. 2, Issue 2-4, pp. 56-63, 2010. 31. A.K. Pandey and N.K. Goyal, Fault Prediction Model by Fuzzy Profile Development of Reliability Relevant Software Metrics, International Journal of Computer Applications, Vol. 11, No. 6, pp. 34-41, 2010. 8.1.5 During year 2009-2010

32. M. Sarma and R. Mall, State-Based Approach to System Testing, International Journal of Computers and Applications, Vol. 32(2), 2010. 33. N.K. Goyal, Network Reliability Evaluation with Changes in Layout, International Journal of Performability Engineering Vol. 6, Issue 1, pp 6376, 2010 34. S. Relbello and N.K. Goyal, Software System Reliability and Safety Assessment: An Extended FMEA Approach, International Journal of Reliability and Safety, Vol. 4, Issue 4, pp. 366-380, 2010. 35. A.K. Pandey and N.K. Goyal, A Fuzzy Model for Early Software Fault Prediction Using Process Maturity and Software Metrics, International Journal of Electronics Engineering, Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp 239-245, 2009.

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36. A. Syamsundar and V.N.A. Naikan, Sequential Detection of Change Points for Maintained Systems Using Segmented Models, International Journal of Quality and Reliability Engineering Vol. 25, Issue 6, pp 739-757, 2009. 37. A. Syamsundar and V.N.A. Naikan, Mathematical modelling of maintained systems using point processes, IMA Journal of Management Mathematics, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp. 275-301, 2009. 38. K.V. Edwin, S.K. Chaturvedi, and A.W. Deshpande, Maintenance of Industrial Equipment-Degree of Certainty with Fuzzy Modelling using Predictive Maintenance, International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, Vol. 26, Issue 2, pp. 196-211, 2009. 39. K.V. Edwin and S.K. Chaturvedi, True Degradation Estimation of Industrial Equipment with Fuzzy Sets: A Case Study, International Journal on Risk and Reliability Part O, IMechE, Vol. 223, Issue 2, pp. 167-179, 2009. 40. M.S. Rao and V.N.A. Naikan, A Managerial tool for Reliability analysis using a novel Markov System Dynamics (MSD) approach, International Journal of Management Science and Engineering Management, Vol. 4, Issue 3, pp. 230240, 2009. 41. M.S. Rao and V.N.A. Naikan, A Markov System Dynamics (MSD) based Reliability and Availability analysis of a process industry, International Journal of Communications in Dependability and Quality, Vol. 12, Issue 3, pp. 26-49, 2009. 42. M.S. Rao and V.N.A. Naikan, A Novel Markov System Dynamic Framework for Reliability Analysis of Systems, International Journal of Economic Quality Control, Vol. 23, Issue 1, pp. 1-16, 2009. 43. R. Mishra and S.K. Chaturvedi, A Cutsets based Unified Framework to Evaluate Network Reliability Measures, IEEE Transaction on Reliability, Vol. 56, Issue 4, pp. 658-666, 2009. 44. R. Mishra and S.K. Chaturvedi, Global Reliability Evaluation using g-Minimal Cutsets, International Journal of Performability Engineering, Vol. 5, Issue 3, pp. 251-258, 2009.

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45. S.K. Chaturvedi and R. Mishra, An Efficient Approach to Enumerate SCG arising in CRNR Evaluation, Quality Technology and Quantitative Management - an International Journal. (Special Issue: Statistical Reliability Modeling and Optimization), Vol. 6, pp. 43-54, 2009. 46. T. Gayen and R.B. Misra, Reliability assessment of Elementary COTS software component, International Journal of Recent Trends in Engineering, Vol. 2, pp. 196-200, 2009. 8.1.6 During year 2008-2009

47. D. Kundu, M. Sarma, D. Samanta, and R. Mall, System testing for objectoriented systems with test case prioritization, Software Testing, Verification and Reliability, Vol. 19 (4), pp. 297-333, 2009. 48. K.S. Kumar and R.B. Misra, Metrics Based Early Software Reliability Prediction, International Journal on Advances in Theory, Applications and Practices in Quality and Reliability, 2009. 49. K.V. Edwin and S. K. Chaturvedi, True Degradation Estimation of Industrial Equipment with Fuzzy Sets: A Case Study, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part O: Journal of Risk and Reliability, Vol. 223, pp. 113, 2009. 50. M. Sarma and R. Mall, Automatic generation of test specifications for coverage of system state transitions, Information and Software Technology, Vol. 51(2), pp. 418-432, 2009. 51. M.S. Rao and V.N.A. Naikan, A Markov System Dynamics (MSD) Approach for Reliability Analysis, International Journal of Communications in Dependability and Quality, Vol. 11, Issue 3, pp. 17-30, 2009. 52. P.N.S. Rao and V.N.A. Naikan, An Algorithm for Simultaneous Optimization of Parameters of Condition-based Preventive Maintenance, Structural Health Monitoring, Vol. 8, Issue 1, pp. 83-94, 2009. 53. V. Shrivastava and R.B. Misra A Novel Approach of Input variable selection for ANN Based Long Term Load Forecasting 2008, IEEE Explorer, pp. 15, 2009.

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54. R. Mishra and S.K. Chaturvedi, An Efficient Approach to Enumerate SCG arising in CRNR Evaluation, International Journal of Quality Technology and Quantitative Management, Vol. 6, Issue 1, pp. 43-54, 2009. 55. R. Mishra and S.K. Chaturvedi, Comments on: An Improved Algorithm for Connectivity Analysis of Distribution Networks, Int. Journal of Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Vol. 94, Issue 3, pp. 783, 2009. 56. Rani and R.B. Misra, Modeling the economics of software testing to assure desired reliability , Special issue on Software Reliability Techniques and Applications, 2009. 57. A. Syamsundar and V.N.A. Naikan, A Proportional Hazard Segmented model for maintained systems, IMeche Journal of Risk and Reliability, Vol. 222, Issue 4, pp. 643-654, 2008. 58. A. Syamsundar and V.N.A. Naikan, Hierarchical Segmented Point Process Models with multiple change points for Maintained Systems, International Journal of Reliability Quality and Safety Engineering, Vol. 15, pp. 261304, 2008. 59. K.V. Edwin, S.K. Chaturvedi, and A.W. Deshpande, Failure Probability Estimation using Fuzzy Fault Tree Analysis with PDM Data in Process Plants, International Journal of Performability Engineering, Vol. 4, Issue 3, pp. 271284, 2008. 60. K.V. Edwin and S.K. Chaturvedi, Reliability Estimation of Complex Technical Systems with Dependency Modeling: A Fuzzy Approach, Journal of Uncertain System, Vol. 2, Issue 4, pp. 280-288, 2008. 61. K.K. Saravana, R.B. Misra, and N.K. Goyal, Development of Fuzzy Software Operational Profile International Journal of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering, Vol. 15, Issue 6, pp. 587-591, 2008. 62. M. Sarma and R. Mall, System state coverage through automatic test case generation, International Journal of Information and Communication Technology, Vol. 1(3-4), pp. 347-372, 2008.

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63. P.N.S. Rao and V.N.A. Naikan, An Optimal Maintenance Policy for Compressor of a Gas Turbine Power Plant, ASME Journal for Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol. 130, Issue 2, pp. 0218011-0218015, 2008. 64. T. Gayan and R.B. Misra, Reliability Bounds Prediction of COTS Component Based Software Application, International Journal of Computer Science and Network Security, Vol. 8, pp 219-228, 2008. 8.2 8.2.1 1. Publications in Conferences During year 2012-2013

D.K. Yadav, S.K. Chaturvedi, and R.B. Misra, Forecasting time-betweenfailures of software using fuzzy time series approach, Conference of Fuzzy Information Processing Society (NAFIPS) 2012, Annual Meeting of the North American, 6th Aug, 2012. S. Ghosh, D. Samanta, and M. Sarma, Cost of error correction quantification with Bengali text transcription, 4th International Conference on Intelligent Human Computer Interaction (IHCI), IEEE, 2012. During year 2011-2012

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E.V. Kumar and S.K. Chaturvedi, Equipment health management through information fusion for reliability, Conference of Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS), IEEE, pp. 1-8, 2011. E.V. Kumar, A. Shyamsundar, S.K. Chaturvedi, Equipment degradation monitoring for sustained reliability, Conference of Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS), IEEE, pp. 1-7, 2011. H. Gargama, S.K. Chaturvedi, and A.K. Thakur Electromagnetic Interference Shielding Design Using Real-Coded Genetic Algorithm and Reliability Evaluation in X-Band, International Conference on SocProS 2011, Series: AISC, Springer, Vol. 131, pp. 317328, 2011. N. Padmavathy and S.K. Chaturvedi, Evaluation of Mobile Ad Hoc Network th Reliability using Propagation-based Link Reliability Model, The 10 International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications and Services, 2011.

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S. Maiti, D. Samanta, S.R. Das, and M. Sarma, Language independent iconbased interface for accessing internet, 1st International Conference on Advances in Computing and Communications, Communications in Computer and Information Science Volume, Vol. 191, pp. 172-182, 2011. During year 2010-2011

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M. Karthikeyan, Naikan V.N.A, Nayak M. M, and Narayan. R, Reliability Improvement through FMECA on Electric Propulsion Feed System, National rd th Conference on Electric Propulsion Systems, ISRO Bangalore, 23 and 24 Feb, 2011. M.S. Rao, and V.N.A. Naikan, A hybrid Markov system dynamics approach for availability analysis of degraded systems, Proceedings of International Conference. on Industrial Engineering & Operations Management, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, January 22-24, pp. 1160-1165, 2011.

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10. Pandey A. K. and N. K. Goyal, Test Effort Optimization by Prediction and Ranking of Fault-prone Software Module Metrics, Proceedings of International Conference on Reliability, Safety and Hazard, Mumbai (India), December 2010, pp. 136-142, 2011. 11. Pandey A. K. and N. K. Goyal, Software Reliability Improvement by using a Cost Effective Test Case Prioritization Techniques Metrics, International Congress on Productivity, Quality, Reliability, Optimization and Modeling (ICPQROM - 2011), Delhi. 12. Syamsundar, A., Kumar, D. E. V., and Naikan V.N.A, Imperfect repair accelerated failure time models with time varying covariates for maintained systems, 7th International Conference on Modelling in Industrial Maintenance and Reliability, MIMAR 2011, Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge, UK, April 18-20, 2011. 13. A. Syamsundar, K. Muralidharan and Naikan V.N.A, General Repair Models for Maintained Systems, International Statistics Conference, December 2830, 2011, Colombo. 14. A. Syamsundar, Kumar, D. E. V., and Naikan V.N.A, Imperfect repair accelerated failure time processes for maintained systems, Second

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International Conference on Reliability, Safety & Hazard, Mumbai, December 13-16, pp. 313-318, 2010. 15. M.S. Rao, and V.N.A. Naikan, A system thinking approach for time dependent availability analysis of multicomponent systems, Second International Conference on Reliability, Safety & Hazard, Mumbai, December 13-16, pp. 162-167, 2010 16. M. Sarma, P.V.R. Murthy, S. Jell, and A. Ulrich, Model-based testing in industry: a case study with two MBT tools Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Automation of Software Test, pp. 87-90, 2010. 17. Pandey A. K. and N. K. Goyal, An Early Software Fault Prediction Model using Process Maturity and Software Metrics Metrics, Proceedings of 1st International Joint Conference on Information and Communication Technology, Bhubaneswar (India), pp. 194-201, 2010. 18. V. N. A. Naikan, Varde PV, Agarwal M, Marathe PP, Mohapatra U, and Sharma RC, Reliability and life prediction for electronic connectors for control applications, Second International Conference on Reliability, Safety & Hazard, Mumbai, December 13-16, pp. 63-67,2010. 8.2.4 During year 2009-2010

19. Edwin V. Kumar and S. K. Chaturvedi, Focus on Reliability of Process Equipment in India, National Conference on Condition Monitoring (NCCM), Visakhapatnam, 2009. 20. M.S. Rao, and V.N.A. Naikan, System Dynamics simulation based hybrid th approach for reliability analysis, The 27 International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Albuquerque,New Mexico, USA, 2009. 21. Padmavathy N. and S. K. Chaturvedi, Reliability- An Imperative Challenge of Mobile Ad hoc Network, International Conference on Sensors and Related Networks, (SENNET-09), Vol. II, pp. 654-657, 2009. 22. S.K. Chaturvedi, Network Reliability: Techniques and Challenges, International Conference on Statistics, Probability, Operations

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23. S.M. Dewal and N.K. Goyal, Out of range error probability assessment for th software Codes, 4 International Conference on Quality, Reliability and Infocom Technology (ICQRIT 2009), New Delhi, India, 2009. 24. Tirthankar Gayen, and R. B Misra, Reliability assessment of Elementary COTS software component, International Joint Journal Conference in Engineering, Trivandrum, India, 2009. 8.2.5 During year 2008-2009

25. D. Kundu, M. Sarma, and D. Samanta, A novel approach to system testing and reliability assessment using use case model, Proceedings of the 1st India software engineering conference, pp. 147-148, 2008. 26. K. Saravana Kumar, R.B. Misra and N.K. Goyal, Development of Fuzzy nd Software Operational Profile, 2 IEEE International Conference on Secure System Integration and Reliability Improvement, Japan, 2008. 27. K. Saravana Kumar and R.B. Misra, An Enhanced Model for Metrics based nd Software Reliability Prediction using Fuzzy Inference System, 2 IEEE International Conference on Secure System Integration and Reliability, Japan, 2008. 28. M.S. Rao, and V.N.A. Naikan, A soft computing approach for reliability analysis of repairable systems, ICAME, Baroda, S. V. National Institute of Technology, 2008. 29. M.S. Rao, and V.N.A. Naikan, A system dynamics based soft computing approach for Reliability analysis of systems, International Conference on Operations Research for a growing Nation, Tirupati, 2008. 30. Syamsundar A, and V.N.A. Naikan, Hierarchical Segmented Point Process Models with multiple change points for Maintained Systems, International Conference on Present Practices and Future Trends in Quality and Reliability (ICONQR 08), Kolkata.

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31. Syamsundar A, and V.N.A. Naikan, Modelling of maintained systems using segmented point processes Part 2, International Conference on Reliability Safety and Quality Engineering 2008, (ICRSQE 2008), Kolkata, 2008.

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Title of Book Early Software Reliability Prediction New trends in system reliability evaluation Reliability analysis and prediction: a methodology oriented treatment Reliability Engineering and Life Testing Handbook of Performability Engineering Handbook of Performability Engineering Clean Production: Environmental and Economic Perspectives Principles of Reliability Engineering Title of Chapter Publisher Springer Elsevier Elsevier Author A.K. Pandey and N.K. Goyal Ed. K.B. Misra K.B. Misra

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Faculty Member Journal/Conference K.B. Misra Performability Engineering Microelectronics and Reliability IEEE Transaction on Reliability Reliability Engineering & System Safety International J. of Quality, Reliability and Safety Engineering International J. of Quality and Reliability Management International J. of Fuzzy Mathematics Electric Power Research Journal Contributions Editor-in-chief Editorial board Assoc. Editor Member Editorial Board Member Editorial Board Member Editorial Board Member Editorial Board Member Editorial Board

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Advisory Board Member Board Member Chairman V.N.A. Naikan Technical Chair and Proceedings Co-Editor OPTIMA 2005 Co-Chair International J. of Performability Engineering Reviewer Journal of Society for Mining, Metallurgy, Reviewer and Exploration, Inc International J. of Quality and Reliability Reviewer Management Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Reviewer Industries Defence Science Journal Reviewer Computers and Industrial Engineering Reviewer ICRESH 2010 Co-Technical Chair International J. of Performability Engineering Regional Editor, South Asia International J. of Performability Engineering Editor (Special Issue) (New Trends in Quality Engineering and Management) International J. of Production Research Reviewer S.K. Chaturvedi International J. of Performability Engineering Member Editorial Board INCRESE 2005, 2006, 2007 Finance Chair and Proceedings Co-Editor International J. of Quality and Reliability Reviewer Management Defence Science Journal Reviewer International J. of Performability Engineering Member Editorial Board, Group 2 IEEE Transaction on Reliability Reviewer N.K. Goyal International J. of Quality and Reliability Reviewer Management Defence Science Journal Reviewer Journal of Applied Mathematics and Reviewer Informatics Central European Journal of Computer Reviewer Science International Journal of Performability Associate Editor Engineering INCRESE 2007 Conference Secretary and Co-Editor Proceedings M. Sarma Information and Software Technology Reviewer Journal of Systems and Software Reviewer Journal of Software Engineering and Reviewer Knowledge Engineering

DRDO NERIST INCRESE 2005, 2006, 2007 INCRESE 2005, 2006, 2007

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# 1 2 3 4 Title of the Conference Reliability Engineering International Conference on Reliability and safety Engineering (INCRESE 2005) International Conference on Reliability and safety Engineering (INCRESE 2006) International Conference on Reliability and safety Engineering (INCRESE 2007) Venue IIT Kharagpur Bhubaneswar Chennai Udaipur Dates December 1984 December 20-22, 2005 December 19-21, 2006 December 18-20, 2007

12 Sponsored Research & Consultancy Projects (Last 5 Years)


12.1 Sponsored Research Projects
# 1 2 3 Title of Research Project Standardization of Virtual Keyboards in Indic Languages A New Framework for Testing ObjectOriented Programs Reliability Modelling, Analysis and Prediction of 21 NA (Absolute) Pressure Transducers Rotating Machinery Fault Simulation Lab Design of Minimal Cost Backbone Network Layout for Given Capacity and Reliability Requirements Reliability Assessment of The Large Complex Computer Code Software Reliability & Safety Reliability Evaluation of Capacitated Networks with Heterogeneous Link Capacities Software Reliability Testing and Modelling for High Risk and Safety Applications FIST PROGRAM: Infrastructure Development in Environment Lab, REC Sponsor DIT, MICT, Govt. of India DST, New Delhi ISRO PI and Co-PI Dr. M. Sarma Dr. M. Sarma Dr. V.N.A. Naikan

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# 1 2 3 4 5 Title of Consultancy Project Reliability Modelling And Prediction Of Process Control System Advance Studies On Human Reliability Analysis Reliability Prediction and Testing of Electrical Products Accelerated Life Tests on Connectors Flood Probabilistic Safety Assessment of Kakrapara Nuclear Power Plant RAMS for Garuda-I Sponsor DRDO Panagarh NPCIL Mumbai Crompton and Greaves, Mumbai ECIL, Hyderabad NPCIL, Mumbai PI and Co-PI Dr. N.K. Goyal Dr. N.K. Goyal Dr. S.K. Chaturvedi Dr. V.N.A. Naikan Dr. N.K. Goyal Dr. N.K. Goyal

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DRDL, Hyderabad DRDL, Hyderabad ITR, Chandipur L&T, Mysore DRDL, Hyderabad DBEEL, Bangalore DRDL, Hyderabad

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Reliability Prediction of DLS Reliability work Package for a missile project Shutdown Probabilistic Safety Assessment of Kakrapara Nuclear Power Plant Software and Hardware Reliability Modelling of AGNI-III missile System study on remote assessment of residual mission reliability of equipment through condition based monitoring

DEAL Dehradun DRDL, Hyderabad NPCIL, Mumbai

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# 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Title of Course Reliability Centred Maintenance Part-III Recent Advances in Reliability Prediction, Estimation and Testing Product Reliability Assurance and Assessment Reliability Engineering for DRDO Engineers Software Reliability-I Strategic Quality Control of Coal, for managers and engineers from Kothagudam Coal Mines Early Software Reliability Prediction Highly Accelerated Testing Accelerated Testing & data analysis Reliability & Safety Engineering Reliability Centered Maintenance Part-I Reliability Centered Maintenance Part-II Reliability Leadership-I Accelerated Testing & Data Analysis Reliability Engineering Reliability Leadership-II Software Reliability & Testing for Naval Officers Reliability Measurement and Demonstration Methods (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) Software Reliability-II Sponsor Self Self Self DRDO Self Kothagudam Coal Mines Self Self Self Self Self Self Self Self DRDL Hyderabad Self Self DIQA, Bangalore Self

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14 Resources of the Centre


14.1 Faculty Members
# 1 2 3 4 Name Dr. V. N. A. Naikan Dr. S. K. Chaturvedi Dr. N. K. Goyal Dr. M. Sarma Designation Professor Associate Professor Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Area of Specialisation Reliability, Quality, Condition Monitoring System Reliability Modelling and Analysis System Reliability (Software, Network, Electronic), Probabilistic Risk/Safety Assessment, Life Testing Cloud Computing, Software Reliability

14.2 Ex-Faculty Members


# 1 2 3 Name Dr. R. B. Misra Dr. K. B. Misra Dr. A.S.R. Murty Designation Professor Professor Professor Area of Specialisation Power System Reliability, Software Reliability Reliability Modelling, Analysis, Design, Optimization Condition Monitoring

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# 1 Name Chakraborty D Designation Senior Technician

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# 1 2 3 Name Chakraborty Shanti Ranjan G. Laxminarayan Rao K.S. Designation Junior Superintendent Senior Attendant Senior Attendant

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14.5 Laboratories Environmental Life Testing Lab Computer Laboratory

14.6 Library The centre has a functional library in which several books on reliability engineering, quality engineering and allied subjects are available. The library has also collection of M. Tech, M.S., and Ph. D theses of all the past students. Library is open to members of the faculty, students of the centre and to the students/researchers from other departments/institutions with a prior permission from the HoC.

15 Placement Scenario of the Centre


All the past and present M. Tech., M. S. and Ph. D. students passing out from the centre are well placed in reputed organizations such as BARC, Bloom Energy, Crompton & Greaves, DRDO, Eaton, Entity Solutions, GE, GM, Goodrich, HCL, Honeywell, IBM, INFOSYS, ISRO, LM Wind Power, Maruti Udhyog, NPCIL, SATYAM, TATA Steel, TCS, Time Tooth, WIPRO, and many more.

16 Alumni of the Centre


Alumni of the centre have been very successfully established themselves in almost all major Indian industries and R&D organizations. In most cases, they have founded reliability departments or sections in their organization for effectively coordinating and implementing the activities of reliability engineering. Their presence in the three wings of the armed forces and the defence organizations is considerable. They have done excellent work and received awards and laurels for implementing several design, installation, operation, and maintenance activities based on their reliability engineering knowledge. Several of them are serving as faculty members in reputed IITs, Universities and engineering colleges and spreading the ideas and concepts of reliability engineering and doing valuable research. Based on their feedback, the centre is very proud to mention here that their success stories are mainly influenced by the knowledge and inspiration they gained during their education in reliability

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engineering. Several of our alumni are working as reliability engineers and researchers in US, UK, Germany, France, Norway, Canada, and several other countries doing excellent contribution.

17 Future Directions
Integrated Dual Degree Programme with B. Tech. (Hons.) in conventional branches of Engineering and M. Tech. in Reliability Engineering. Strengthening of the Post Graduate Program start M. Tech. in Software Reliability. Post Doctoral Program to be strengthened. Strengthening the interaction between REC and Industry. Introducing new courses such as safety, engineering asset management.

18 Laboratory Facilities
Environmental Lab: Various equipments used for testing reliability of components and devices for industry and defense applications are installed and operated as part of reliability demonstration tests. Major equipments that constitute the environmental lab are listed below: Dry Heat Chamber Humidity Chamber Salt Spray Chamber Cold Chamber Burn-in Chamber Thermal Shock Chamber FFT Analyzer Bump Test machine Endurance and Life test Machines Fault Simulator Kit

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Simulation Lab: The Simulation Lab is well equipped with the latest Configuration of Computers & other peripherals. The students are well exposed to various software as a part of curriculum and research activities.
ALTA RELEX CASRE BlockSim MATLAB Minitab etc. FMEA Accelerator Risk Spectrum

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19 Ex Faculty of Reliability Engineering Centre


19.1 Prof. K.B. Misra Prof. K. B. Misra, the founder Head of Reliability Engineering Centre, IIT Kharagpur, was born in 1943 at Kota, Rajasthan, India and received his B.E. (Electrical) from MS University of Baroda, India in 1963 and M.E. (Power System Eng.) and Ph.D. (Reliability Eng.) degrees in 1966 and 1970, both from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. He is one of the first engineering doctorates in reliability engineering which was carried out at University of Roorkee in the year 1970. He joined IIT Roorkee as a lecturer in 1966, and became professor in 1976 at the age of 33. Subsequently, he moved over to IIT Kharagpur as Professor in Electrical Engineering in 1980 and worked for 25 years till his retirement in 2005 from Reliability Engineering Centre. He was Coordinator of Ministry of Human Resource Development Project on Reliability Engineering since 1983 at IIT Kharagpur. Before joining IIT Kharagpur, Prof. K. B. Misra was invited by the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, in 1976, to serve as the Convener of the NCST working group on Reliability Engineering in India with Major General K. K. Mehta as its Chairman. This group (comprising 7 sub-groups) submitted two reports (part I & part II) in 1978 to Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, on the Reliability Implementation Program for India. A task force committee was also constituted on Reliability Engineering by the Department of Science & Technology, in 1979. Due to the recommendations of this NCST committee, a full-fledged masters degree program (M. Tech) in Reliability Engineering that was conceptualized by Prof. Misra and submitted to MHRD started for the first time in India at IIT-Kharagpur in 1982. It was also mainly, as a result of Prof. Misras efforts, the Reliability Engineering Centre (REC) was established in 1983 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development Project, Government of India. The REC is the first of its kind, in any educational institution in India, to promote training, research and consultancy in the area of Reliability Engineering. Several postgraduate students trained at this centre are contributing to several prestigious projects of the country, such as LCA (Light Combat Aircraft),

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nuclear, missile and space programmes. Reliability Engineering Centre is the first and unique centre of excellence in India offering Masters and research programs in Reliability Engineering, and is offering consultancy to government and private organizations including DRDO laboratories, NPCIL-Mumbai, etc. This programme is still continuing and is quite popular with defence establishments (Air Force, Army, and Navy) and Premier Indian companies including multinationals. This Centre has produced more than 300 postgraduate and 25 Ph.d students who are engaged in prestigious multinational, government organizations, and public sector industries helping in nation building besides many of them doing excellent work in reliability abroad, and earning a good name for the country. He also made efforts to popularize reliability and safety concepts in India both in the industries and in the technical institutions. The concept of performability as a holistic attribute of performance has been introduced and popularized by him. Prof. Misra is a recipient of the first Lal C. Verman Award in 1983 by the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering for his pioneering research work in Reliability Engineering in the country. In 1995, in recognition of his meritorious and outstanding contributions to reliability research and education in India, he was awarded a plaque by IEEE Reliability Engineering Society, USA. Prof. Misra is a fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences, Indian National Academy of Engineering, Institution of Electronics & Telecommunications (India), Institutions of Engineers (India) and Safety & Reliability Society (UK). He had been vice president of System Society of India, of which he also serves a life member. He is also a life member of National Institute of Quality & Reliability. Prof. Misra has guided several PhD in the areas of system reliability evaluation and optimization, and has published over 200 technical papers in reputed international journals. Prof. Misras research papers have been widely quoted in international journals and books published abroad. Prof. Misra became the first Indian reviewer to IEEE Transactions on Reliability (for four decades since 1969) and also until recently the only Indian member of the editorial boards of major international journals on reliability such as International Journal of Reliability Engineering & System Safety, International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, International Journal of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering, and Microelectronics and Reliability (M&R) for which Prof. Misra served on the editorial board for 25 years including as Asian Region Editor. Prof. Misra also served as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on

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Reliability, on editorial boards of several reputed international journals. In 1992, Professor Misra authored the state-of-art book on Reliability Analysis and Prediction: A Methodology Oriented Treatment, published by Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam. In 1993, Prof. Misra edited a book, New Trends in System Reliability Evaluation, which was also published by Elsevier Science Publishers. In 1995, Prof. Misra edited another book on Clean Production: Environmental and Economic Perspectives, published by Springer Verlag, Germany. In 2004, he has authored another book, Principles of Reliability Engineering mainly for practicing engineers. Recently, a Handbook of Performability Engineering has been edited by Prof. Misra and published by Springer in 2008. It is landmark contribution which will set a new trend in the design of systems and services in 21st Century. Prof. Misra is the founder Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Performability Engineering (2005) published by RAMS Consultants, Jaipur. The IJPE is the first international journal in the area from India covering a wide range of reliability topics. Due his efforts, in a short period of 6 years of its publication, the Journal has acquired a niche among the research community. He was also Dean, Institute Planning and Development at IIT, Kharagpur. His contributions as the Dean of Asset Management are worth mentioning where he took several steps to effective utilization of Institute Assets and had implemented revolutionary methods for their maintenance. He has also worked in Federal Republic of Germany at four different institutions, viz., GRS-Garching, Technical University-Munich, RWTH-Aachen and Kernforschungszentrum, Karlsruhe, Germany. On invitation, he has delivered lectures in USA and in several European countries, which include England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Italy, Poland, Sweden etc. He has been Director of North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (a Deemed University under Ministry of Human Resources Development) from 1995 to 1998. During the period 19921994, he also worked as Director-grade-Scientist at National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur. He set up two important divisions, viz., Disaster Prevention and Impact Minimization Division and Information Division. Prof. Misra has been the Chairman of Indian Bureau of Standards Committee LTDC 3 on Reliability of Electrical & Electronic components and Equipments. For several years, he served as a member of Environmental Appraisal Committee (for nuclear power plants in India), Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt. of India, New Delhi. He has served as member on Project Assessment Committee for

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National Radar Council, Department of Electronics, CSIR, UGC, etc. Prof. Misra is also listed in Indo-American whos who. 19.2 Prof. R.B. Misra

Prof. Ravindra Babu Misra was born in year 1946 at Etawah, Uttar Pradesh in India. He joined reliability engineering centre as Professor in 1998 from department of electrical engineering, IIT Kharagpur. He joined IIT Kharagpur as Assistant Professor at electrical engineering department in 1984. Before coming to IIT Kharagpur, he had working experience at Irrigation and Power Department, Govt. of Maharashtra as Junior Engineer of approx. 3 years, at Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University as Lecturer of approx. 1 year and at University of Roorkee as Lecturer of approx. 8 years. Prof. R.B. Misra served Reliability Engineering Centre as Head for three years (2005-2008). During his tenure, the centre progressed in terms of quality of M.Tech., and Ph.D. thesis, its contribution to industrial projects, team work among faculty and students, improvement in lab facilities, new faculty induction etc. Besides, he organized three consecutive International Conferences on Reliability and Safety Engineering (INCRESE) in year 2005, 2006 and 2007. The conferences were appreciated by all the national and international participants. It increased awareness about need and applications of reliability engineering and probabilistic safety assessment in India. Prof. R.B. Misra has been a renowned expert in the field of Power System Reliability and Central Research Institute of Electrical Power Industry; Tokyo, Japan honoured him by inviting as JSPS fellow in year 2002. He did his post doctorate in system reliability at University of Ottawa, Canada during year 1984. He made pioneer efforts in practical implementation of system reliability testing and analysis principles to Indian industries. He initiated many consultancy and research projects with private and public sector industries and completed them satisfactorily. He has become renowned in the industries due to his positive approach and dedication to bring the benefits of research in the area of reliability engineering to Indian industries. Reliability engineering is a specialized area,

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which gains importance as competition in market increases and customers become aware, in general. He simplified the concepts and a focused on applicability to make them easily implementable to Indian industries. It is mostly due to his efforts, that industries became aware of the need and applications of reliability engineering. He has been reliability consultant to many organizations ons such as DRDO, Secure Meters, L&T, NPCIL, DEBEL, GRIDCO, Railways etc. He has been a member of DRDO advisory board. He has been a member or fellow member to many technical societies such as IEEE, IE (India), System Society of India etc. He has guided fourteen urteen Ph.D. students and written more than hundred papers in refereed journals of international repute. He developed the software reliability engineering course and guided many Ph.D. and M. Tech., students in software reliability engineering. He did pioneer er work in Early Software Reliability Prediction, which has been well received by researchers and industries. The early software reliability prediction concepts became popular in India as they were easy to understand and implement besides it would help software tware developers to deliver reliable software in lesser time cost effectively. Prof. R.B. Misra is no more among us he died on December 24, 24 2012. We feel that we have lost a real force for good in the world. We are very much enjoyed working with him and hope ope that we can continue his good work in some way. He
was a leader in our international research community who will always be remembered.

19.3 Prof. A.S.R. Murthy Prof. A.S.R. Murthy was born in Alamuru, th Andhra Pradesh (India) on 18 October 1942 and received his B.E. (Mechanical Mechanical Engg.) Engg. from Andhra University, , India in 1964 196 and M. Tech. (Mechanics Mechanics and Vibrations) Vibrations and Ph.D. (Mechanical Engg.) .) degrees in 1966 and 1970, both from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

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He has served at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur during 1964 - 1999. Has also served the Mechanical Engineering Department as Professor and then served Reliability Engineering Centre and Industrial Engineering Department as Professor from 1984 to 1999. Prof. Murthy was considered as the guru of condition monitoring in India. Undertook consultancy work from the organizations like Garden Reach Workshops, Hindustan Copper Limited, SriRam Bearings, Metal Box, Hindustan Shipping Yard, Bokaro Steel Plant, DoT Kharagpur, Pfeizer etc., and many more companies in the areas of machine condition monitoring, machinery vibrations and fault diagnosis, machine design etc. He visited Germany (erstwhile West Germany) 1975-77 Post Doctoral Fellow at TU Braunschweig. Research area was Grinder Dynamics, Machine Tool Vibrations. He has Visited Austria, Switzerland and neighbouring countries where the visit includes several universities and research labs. He visited U. S. A. in 1982. The visits include universities at Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia Tech., MIT, Brooklyn, Stonybrook, Cleve Land Reserve etc., totalling more than 25 in number. Chaired at a session in the International Conference sponsored by ASME, IEEE on CAD and Robotics. Presented papers at various conferences in W. Germany and USA including the one held by US Navy. Government of India (MHRD) gave a grant of nearly Rs. 4 Crores to start a Reliability Engineering Centre (REC) at IIT Kharagpur. An M. Tech programme and Doctoral programmes were started in the year 1984. Operated as head of REC from 1988-1992, during the time 1984-99 consultancy projects and training programmes from various organizations like TELCO (presently Tata Motors), Tisco, Tata Bearings, Owens, Whirlpool, practically all steel plants of India, many mining industries, oil refineries, Hindustan Copper Limited, Hindustan Zinc Limited, Tata Metalliks, Telecom Industry, Flender Gears etc., were undertaken. They were all completed successfully. REC being the first centre of its kind in the world received the Arch of Europe Award for excellence and quality at Madrid. REC also received similar award from IEEE. Guided more than 100 M. Tech. thesis and 16 PhD thesis, Published more than 50 technical papers in the international journals which are all A level, Reviewed papers also for many journals and for many institutes including for MIT, USA.