Abhijit Bhattacharyya

School of Engineering Sciences

Abhijit Bhattacharyya is an Associate Professor with MEC in the Mechanical Engineering department. His research primarily focuses on gaining a better understanding of machining processes, through modeling and experimental validation, in applications such as milling, high speed machining, and micromachining.

He also explores the propagation of input parameter uncertainties through mathematical models describing physical processes.

Dr. Abhijit Bhattacharyya holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida, Gainesville.

He also has two decades of industrial experience which includes a stint in Hoerbiger Corporation of America, Florida.

Contact: Abhijit.Bhattacharyya[at]mechyd.ac.in   040-67135131

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2008.
Dissertation: Predictive force modeling of peripheral milling.

B. Tech., Mechanical Engineering (First Division), IIT Kanpur, 1984.
Project: Design and fabrication of a model incidence system for a wind tunnel.
Advisor: Dr. Sanjay G. Dhande.

Research experience:

  • Modeling of the peripheral milling process.
  • Propagation of input parameter uncertainty through mathematical models of physical processes.
  • Impact testing for vibration characteristics to examine the structural dynamics of machine tools.
  • Experimental study of tool wear in miniature end milling of a titanium alloy.
  • Review of high productivity machining of titanium alloys.

Publications, presentations and industry sponsored reports

  1. Bhattacharyya, A., Schueller, J.K., Mann, B.P., Ziegert, J.C., Schmitz, T.L., Taylor, F.J., Fitz-Coy, N.G., A closed form mechanistic cutting force model for helical peripheral milling of ductile metallic alloys," International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture 50 (2010) 538-551.
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  2. Koplow, M., Bhattacharyya, A., Mann, B.P., Closed form solutions for the dynamic response of Euler-Bernoulli beams with step changes in cross section,"Journal of Sound and Vibration 295 (2006) 214-225.
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  3. Mann, B.P., Zapata, R.E., Bhattacharyya, A., Schueller, J.K., Application of empirical Floquet theory and proper orthogonal decomposition to milling time series," Proceedings of the 5th Euromech Nonlinear Dynamics Conference, 2005, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
  4. Schueller, J.K., Bhattacharyya, A., Payne, S.W.T., An experimental study of tool wear in miniature end milling of Ti6Al4V," Proceedings of the Inter- national Titanium Association 23rd Annual Conference & Exhibition, Orlando, FL, October 2007.
  5. Bhattacharyya, A., Schueller, J.K., Developments in high productivity machining of titanium alloys," Report submitted to Bell Helicopter against a sponsored technology review project January 2005.
  6. Bhattacharyya, A., Payne, S.W.T., Schmitz, T.L., Comparison of vibration characteristics of damped and undamped table chucks using impact testing," Report submitted to System 3R against a sponsored industry project June 2006.
  7. Bhattacharyya, A., Payne, S.W.T., Schmitz, T.L., Preliminary cutting tests to compare damped and undamped table chucks using a cylindrical steel artifact," Report submitted to System 3R against a sponsored industry project Aug 2006.

Manuscripts under preparation for submission to peer reviewed journals

  1. Bhattacharyya, A., Schueller, J.K., Mann, B.P., Ziegert, J.C., Schmitz, T.L., Taylor, F.J., Fitz-Coy, N.G., The propagation of input parameter uncertainties through mechanistic cutting force models for machining," to be submitted to Measurement.
  2. Bhattacharyya, A., Payne, S.W.T., Schueller, J.K., Machining parameter selection and tool wear in micromilling of the titanium alloy Ti6Al4V," to be submitted to the Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems.
University of Florida
Instructor, Fall 2006 and Fall 2007 semesters

Course: Manufacturing Engineering.

Credits: 3-0-0

Class strength: 85 and 115 students in 2006 and 2007 respectively.

Level: Mandatory for senior year BS students in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering.


The abbreviated syllabus for this course was as follows:

  • Deformation processes
  • Material removal processes
  • Joining processes
  • Melting processes
  • Machine tool automation and control
  • Mathematical modeling of machine tool accuracy
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