Dr. R. C. Prasad

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Dr. R. C. Prasad

Retired Professor IIT Bombay
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Department


  • Ph.D. 1983: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • M.Tech. 1973: Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
  • B.Sc. Engg. 1970: Distinguished Alumnus BIT Sindri

Research and Consultancy

  • Failure Analysis of Mill Roll Shafts of a Roughing Mill for Reduction of Hot Metal of M/S SARDA Energy & Minerals Ltd., Siltara Raipur (C.G.) (2017)
  • Three days Inhouse Onsite Training & Workshop for Continuous Professional Development on “Practical Metallurgy in Fracture & Failure Analysis” during at M/S JSW Dolvi (2017)
  • Failure Analysis of Cylinder Bolts of Forming Press of M/S Welspun Corp Ltd. Dahej Plant, Gujarat (2017)
  • Failure Analysis of Cooling Water Pump Impeller Failure of M/S SARDA Energy & Minerals Ltd. (SEML), Raipur (2017)
  • Technical Report on Analysis of “Iron Ore Fines / Concentrate” of M/S JSW, Bandra, Mumbai (2016)
  • Failure Analysis of Case Hardened and Tempered Pinion made of 18 Cr Ni Mo 7-6 of M/S ELECON Engineering Company Ltd. Gujarat (2016)
  • Investigation on Sagging of the Wooden Pallet during Storage of M/S J.M. Huber India Pvt. Ltd., Gujarat (2016)


Composites: Fracture Toughness, NDE & Failure Analysis
Corrosion Fatigue, Fracture and Failure Analysis
Structural Integrity and Failure Analysis of Welded Structures Using Fracture Mechanics

Important Publications


  • Processing and Structure Property Correlation of Aluminium and Epoxy Matrix Composites Reinforced With Fly Ash
  • Effect of Nitrogen Content in Austenitic Stainless Steels on Intergranular Stress Corrosion Crack Growth Rate and Mechanisms in Simulated BWR Environment
  • Studies on Laser Rapid Manufacturing of Inconel-625 and Bi-Metallic Structures with Stellite-21 and 316L SS and Evaluation of their Fracture Behaviour
  • Fracture Behaviour of Aluminium Alloy AA 2219-T87 Welded Plates at Room and Cryo Temperatures
  • Hydrogen Embrittlement of Fe-Mn-Al Steel: A Fracture Mechanics Approach

Awards and Recognitions

  • Distinguished Alumnus BIT Sindri
  • Independent Director M/s Sanghvi Forging Vadodara
  • Vice Chairman, American Society for Quality – LMC Mumbai
  • Vice President, Society for Failure Analysis – Hyderabad
  • Vice Chairman, Society for Failure Analysis – Mumbai Chapter
  • Session Chairman, Structured Session on "Failure Analyses" organized by Indian Institute of Metals during 11th - 14th November, 2017 at BITS Pilani, K. K. Birla Goa Campus during NMD ATM - 2017
  • Session Chair, Technical Session on "Latest Inspection Techniques in Pipelines Risk Management" during 3rd International Conference & Exhibition on "Pipeline Integrity Management" organized by Matcorr held at Holiday Inn Mumbai Andheri during 19th - 20th January, 2017
  • Chairman, Technical Session on "Advanced Materials and Case Studies of Failures" during International Exhibition and Conference on "Material Engineering, Technology and Heat Treatment" held at CIDCO Exhibition Centre, Vashi, Navi Mumbai during 12th - 14th October, 2016
  • Convener, Structured Session on "Failure Analysis" organized by Indian Institute of Metals during 12th - 15th November, 2014 at College of Engineering Pune during NMD ATM - 2014
  • Chairman, Technical Session on "Power Plants And Utilities" organized by NACE International Gateway India section (NIGIS) CORCON -14, Corrosion Conference and Expo scheduled during 12th - 15th November, 2014 at Hyatt, Mumbai

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