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R. Alagirusamy

Professor

Ph.D. (Georgia Tech, USA)

Group Specialization

  • Yarn Manufacturing

Specialization

  • Hybrid Yarns for Composites
  • Natural Fibre Composites
  • Textile Prefoming for Composites
  • Yarn Engineering

Biography

Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. USA. (June 1994)
M.Tech (Textile Engg.) Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (December1987)
B.Tech (Textile Tech.) PSG College of Technology, Madras University (May 1983)

Specialization

  • Hybrid Yarns for Composites
  • Natural Fibre Composites
  • Textile Prefoming for Composites
  • Yarn Engineering

Teaching Interest

Composite Technology :

  • Short and long fibre composites - Fibre and matrix properties - composite manufacturing technologies: hand layup, vaccuum bagging, compression moulding, filament winding, Resin Transfer Moulding - Textile preforming - Composite properties

Technical Textiles :

  • Application of technical textiles in various areas like transportation, geotextiles and construction, filtration, protection against various hazards.

Yarn Manufacture :

  • The fundementals of different yarn manufacturing methods - principles of opening, cleaning, carding, twisting, roller drafting, packaging - Yarn structure property relationships - End uses of different types of yarns.

Research Interest

Hybrid Yarns for Composites :

  • Development of hybrid yarns like commingled yarns, core spun yarns, wrapped yarns with different reinforcing filaments and matrix forming fibres and relate the yarn structure with the resultant composite and optimize the process in terms of yarn structure and the processing parameters for composite preparation.

Textile Preforming for Composites :

  • Development of various textile perform structures and studying the properties of the composites prepared with these performs with an objective to improve the composite properties.

Natural Fibre Composites :

  • Improving the fibre matrix interface with various fibre surface treatments such as: silane, alkali, combination of alkali and silane, monomer grafting under UV radiation, maleic anhydride grafted polypropylene, and others.

Yarn Engineering :

  • Stuctural analysis of different types of yarns produced with ring spinning, rotor spinning, airjet spinning, friction spinning etc. - Structure property relations for the above yarns - Yarns for technical applications - Teaching courses on Yarn manufacture.

R & D Projects

  • Enhancement of Weavability of Carbon Roving through Filament Wrapping

    Principal investigator: R. Alagirusamy
    Co. Investigator: Apurba Das
    Sponsoring Agency:
    Start Year: 2010
    End Year: 2012

  • Natural Fibre based Hybrid Yarns and their Thermoplastic Composites

    Principal investigator: R. Alagirusamy
    Co. Investigator: Apurba Das
    Sponsoring Agency: DRDO
    Start Year: 2009
    End Year: 2012

  • Development of Clothing for Extreme Cold Environment

    Principal investigator: Apurba Das
    Co. Investigator: R. Alagirusamy, V. K. Kothari
    Sponsoring Agency: DST
    Start Year: 2010
    End Year: 2013

  • Design and Development of a Computerized Instrument for Measurement of Fabric Handle by Nozzle Extraction

    Principal investigator: Apurba Das
    Co. Investigator: R. Alagirusamy, Abhijit Majumdar
    Sponsoring Agency: DST
    Start Year: 2010
    End Year: 2013

  • Development of a Novel Apparatus for Measuring Internal Pressure of Bandages

    Principal investigator: Apurba Das
    Co. Investigator: R. Alagirusamy
    Sponsoring Agency: CSIR
    Start Year: 2010
    End Year: 2013

  • Development of a Novel Apparatus for Measuring Internal Pressure of Bandages

    Principal investigator: Apurba Das
    Co. Investigator: R. Alagirusamy
    Sponsoring Agency: CSIR
    Start Year: 2010
    End Year: 2013

  • Comfort Characteristics of Extreme Climate Association for Defence Personnel

    Principal investigator: Apurba Das
    Co. Investigator: V.K. Kothari, R. Alagirusamy
    Sponsoring Agency: DRDO
    Start Year: 2009
    End Year: 2011

  • Natural fibre based hybrid yarns and their thermoplastic composites

    Principal investigator: R. Alagirusamy
    Co. Investigator: Apurba Das
    Sponsoring Agency: DST-International Division (Indo-Italy Joint Project)
    Start Year: 2009
    End Year: 2011

  • Development of Natural Fibre based Composites for Automotive Applications

    Principal investigator: Apurba Das
    Co. Investigator: R. Alagirusamy, V. K. Kothari
    Sponsoring Agency: DST-International Division (Indo-Italy Joint Project)
    Start Year: 2007
    End Year: 2009

  • Hybrid Textile Preforms for Composites

    Principal investigator: R. Alagirusamy
    Co. Investigator: Apurba Das, B. L. Deopura
    Sponsoring Agency: INSA (Indo-Hungarian Joint Project)
    Start Year: 2006
    End Year: 2008

  • Hybrid Yarn Develipment through Friction Spinning for Thermoplastic Composites

    Principal investigator: R. Alagirusamy
    Co. Investigator: B. L. Deopura
    Sponsoring Agency: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
    Start Year: 2006
    End Year: 2009

  • Development of 3-D Weaving Machine

    Principal investigator: R. Alagirusamy
    Co. Investigator: B. L. Deopura
    Sponsoring Agency: DRDO, Ministry of Defence, Government of India
    Start Year: 2005
    End Year: 2009

  • Development of Preform Stabilization Mechanism for 3-D Carbon Fibre Preforms

    Principal investigator: R. Alagirusamy
    Co. Investigator: B. L. Deopura
    Sponsoring Agency: DRDO, Ministry of Defence, Government of India
    Start Year: 2004
    End Year: 2007

  • Development of Energy efficient Textile Machinery Components Using Polymeric Composite Materials for Mill and Power Loom Sector

    Principal investigator: R. Alagirusamy
    Co. Investigator: B. L. Deopura
    Sponsoring Agency: Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.
    Start Year: 2003
    End Year: 2006

  • Development of Low-Bulk Commingled Tow Prepregs for Thermoplastic Composite Applications

    Principal investigator: R. Alagirusamy
    Co. Investigator: B. L. Deopura, V. K. Kothari
    Sponsoring Agency: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
    Start Year: 2003
    End Year: 2006

  • Fabric based Polymeric Materials for Canal Lining

    Principal investigator: B. L. Deopura
    Co. Investigator: R. Alagirusamy
    Sponsoring Agency: Department of Science and Technology (DST)
    Start Year: 2003
    End Year: 2006

  • Development of Tension Control System for Ring Spinning

    Principal investigator: R. Alagirusamy
    Co. Investigator:
    Sponsoring Agency: Department of Science and Technology (DST)
    Start Year: 2002
    End Year: 2004

Training Programmes

  • International Conference on Technical Textiles and Nonwovens (ICTN-2010)

    Coordinator: V. Kothari
    Joint Coordinator(s): Apurba Das, R. Alagirusamy, Abhijit Majumdar, Samrat Mukhopadhyay
    Start Year: 2010
    End Year: 2010

  • Process and Quality Control in Textile Industries

    Coordinator: Apurba Das
    Joint Coordinator(s): R. Alagirusamy, Abhijit Majumdar
    Start Year: 2010
    End Year: 2010

  • International Conference on Technical Textiles and Nonwovens

    Coordinator: R. Alagirusamy
    Joint Coordinator(s): Apurba Das
    Start Year: 2008
    End Year: 2008

  • International Conference on Technical Textiles

    Coordinator: R. Alagirusamy
    Joint Coordinator(s): Apurba Das
    Start Year: 2006
    End Year: 2006

  • Seminar on Nonwovens - Technology, Products and Market Potentials

    Coordinator: R. Alagirusamy
    Joint Coordinator(s): Apurba Das
    Start Year: 2005
    End Year: 2005

  • One day Seminar on Technical Textiles

    Coordinator: R. Alagirusamy
    Joint Coordinator(s):
    Start Year: 2004
    End Year: 2004

  • Polypropylene Conference

    Coordinator: B. L. Deopura
    Joint Coordinator(s): R. Alagirusamy
    Start Year: 2000
    End Year: 2000

  • Ring Spinning, Doubling and Twisting

    Coordinator: K. R. Salhotra
    Joint Coordinator(s): R. Chattopadhyay, R. Alagirusamy
    Start Year: 2000
    End Year: 2000

  • Yarn Winding

    Coordinator: P. K. Banerjee
    Joint Coordinator(s): R. Alagirusamy
    Start Year: 1999
    End Year: 1999

  • Garment Technology

    Coordinator: R. S. Rengasamy
    Joint Coordinator(s): R. Alagirusamy
    Start Year: 1999
    End Year: 1999

 Publications

Total No.of Publications in International Journals : 86
Total No. of Publications in International Conferences : 57
No. of monograms : 5
Edited books : 3
Authored books : 2
Book chapters : 8
No. of international conferences organized : 6
No. of International patents (USA) : 1
No. of Indian patents (applied for) : 2 (+3 applied for)

10 Important Publications in last 5 years :

  • B. Kumar, A. Das and R. Alagirusamy, Effect of material and structure of compression bandage on interface pressure variation over time, Phlebology Vol. 29(6), 376?38, 2014. (Impact factor: 1.774)
  • Udayraj, P Talukdar, R Alagirusamy, A Das, ?Heat transfer analysis and second degree burn prediction in human skin exposed to flame and radiant heat using dual phase lag phenomenon? International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 78, 1068-1079, 2014. (Impact factor: 3.458)
  • B Kumar, A Das, N Pan, R Alagirusamy, R Gupta, J Singh, ?Liquid transmission characteristics of padding bandages under pressure? Journal of biomaterials applications 30 (5), 589-598, 2015. (Impact factor: 2.764)
  • AK Bandaru, VV Chavan, S Ahmad, R Alagirusamy, N Bhatnagar, ?Ballistic impact response of Kevlar® reinforced thermoplastic composite armors? International Journal of Impact Engineering 89, 1-13, 2016. (Impact factor: 2.12)
  • Udayraj, P Talukdar, A Das, R Alagirusamy, ?Estimation of radiative properties of thermal protective clothing? Applied Thermal Engineering 100, 788-797,2016. (Impact factor: 2.764)
  • AK Bandaru, S Patel, Y Sachan, R Alagirusamy, N Bhatnagar, S Ahmad, ?Low velocity impact response of 3D angle-interlock Kevlar/basalt reinforced polypropylene composites? Materials & Design 105, 323-332, 2016. (Impact factor: 4.525)
  • AK Bandaru, VV Chavan, S Ahmad, R Alagirusamy, N Bhatnagar,?Low velocity impact response of 2D and 3D Kevlar/polypropylene composites? International Journal of Impact Engineering 93, 136-143, 2016. (Impact factor: 2.12)
  • AK Bandaru, S Patel, Y Sachan, S Ahmad, R Alagirusamy, N Bhatnagar,?Mechanical behavior of Kevlar/basalt reinforced polypropylene composites? Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 90, 642-652, 2016. (Impact factor: 4.514)
  • Udayraj, P Talukdar, A Das, R Alagirusamy, ?Simultaneous estimation of thermal conductivity and specific heat of thermal protective fabrics using experimental data of high heat flux exposure? Applied Thermal Engineering 107, 785-796, 2016 (Impact factor: 2.764)
  • Krishnasamy Jagatheesan, Alagirusamy Ramasamy, Apurba Das, and Ananjan Basu ?Electromagnetic absorption behaviour of ferrite loaded three phase carbon fabric composites? Smart Materials and Structures, Volume 27, Number 2, 5 January 2018. (Impact factor: 2.963)

Books & Chapters :

  • Authored Chapter entitled "Rotor Spinning Technology" - Chapter 5 in the book "Fibre spinning: advances in technology" - Editor C. A. Lawrence - By Apurba Das and R. Alagirusamy, Under Publication by Woodhead Publishing Co. Ltd. Cambridge, UK.
  • Authored Chapter entitled "Fundamental Principles of Open End Spinning" - Chapter 3 in the book "Fibre spinning: advances in technology" - Editor C. A. Lawrence - Apurba Das and R. Alagirusamy, Under Publication by Woodhead Publishing Co. Ltd. Cambridge, UK.
  • Authored Chapter entitled "Sensorial Comfort of Clothing" - Chapter 13 in the book entitled "Improving comfort in clothing" Editor Dr Guowen Song - Apurba Das and R. Alagirusamy, Woodhead Publishing Co. Ltd. Cambridge, UK., Sent 1st Draft on February 11, 2009.
  • Authored Chapter entitled "Modification of Yarn Structures for Functional Applications" - Chapter 3 in the book entitled "Technical yarns" Editors R. Alagirusamy and Apurba Das, Woodhead Publishing Co. Ltd. Cambridge, UK., Under preparation.
  • Joint editor of book entitled "Technical Yarns" - Editors R. Alagirusamy and A. Das, Woodhead Publishing Co. Ltd. Cambridge, UK., Under preparation.
  • Authored Chapter entitled "Yarns: Production, Processibility and Properties" - Chapter in the book entitled "Fibrous and composite materials for civil engineering applications", Editor Raul Fangueiro- R. Alagirusamy and Apurba Das, Woodhead Publishing Co. Ltd. Cambridge, UK., Under preparation.
  • Authored Book "Science of Clothing Comfort" -Authors: Dr. Apurba Das and Prof. R. Alagirusamy, Woodhead Publishing India, Under preparation.
  • A book on "Fibrous materials: Polyesters and polyamides" Edited by B. L. Deopura, R. Alagirusamy, Bhuvanesh Gupta and Mangala Joshi. Published by Woodhead Publishing Ltd and CRC Press, 2008.
  • Authored Chapter entitled "Property Enhancement Through Blending" - Chapter 8 in the book "Polyesters and polyamides" Edited by B L Deopura, R. Alagirusamy, M Joshi and B Gupta - R. Alagirusamy and A. Das, Published by Woodhead Publishing Co. Ltd. Cambridge, UK, 2008.
  • R. Alagirusamy, a chapter on "Textile Structures in Advanced Composites" in the book "Technical Textiles" Vol. 3 of the series "Progress in Textiles: Science and Technology" edited by Prof. V.K. Kothari published by IAFL publications, 2008.
  • Textile Progress monogram on "Hybrid yarns and textile performing for thermoplastic composites" by R. Alagirusamy, R Fangueiro, V. Ogale and N. Padaki Textile Progress 2006 Vol 38 No. 4 (Wood Head Publishing Limited).

Journal Publications :

  • A. Das, R. Alagirusamy and K. Rajan Nagendra, Study On Filtration Characteristics of Spun-Laid Nonwoven Fabrics- Indian Journal of Fibre and Textile Research (In Press).
  • A. Das, R. Alagirusamy and K. Rajan Nagendra, Study on Needle-punched Nonwoven Fabrics Made from Shrinkable and Non-shrinkable Acrylic Blends: Part III - Filtration Characteristics - Journal of the Textile Institute (In press).
  • A. Das, R. Alagirusamy, D. Goel and P. Garg, Internal Pressure Profiling of Medical Bandages -- Journal of the Textile Institute (In press).
  • A. Das, R. Alagirusamy and B. Banerjee, Study on Needle-punched Nonwoven Fabrics Made from Shrinkable and Non-shrinkable Acrylic Blends: Part II - Transmission Behaviour-- Journal of the Textile Institute (In press).
  • A. Das, R. Alagirusamy and B. Banerjee, Study on Needle-punched Nonwoven Fabrics Made from Shrinkable and Non-shrinkable Acrylic Blends: Part I - Compressional Behaviour- Journal of the Textile Institute (In press).
  • Naveen V. Padaki , B.L. Deopura and R. Alagirusamy "Low velocity drop weight impact properties of textile reinforced composites" Indian Journal of Fibres and Textile Research, Vol. 33, June 2008, 189-202.
  • Vinayak Ogale and R. Alagirusamy, "Tensile Properties of GF/Polyester, GF/Nylon and GF/Polypropylene Commingled Yarns" Journal of the Textile Institute, Vol 98, No. 1, 2007, p37.
  • M.T. Mathew , Naveen V. Padaki , L. A. Rocha, J.R. Gomes, R. Alagirusamy , B.L. Deopura, R. Fangueiro " Tribological properties of the directionally oriented warp knit GRPF composites" Wear 263 (2007) 930-938.
  • R. Alagirusamy, Vinayak Ogale and Manick Bhowmick "Air flow behaviour in commingling nozzles and their influence on properties of commingled yarns" Indian Journal of Fibres and Textile Research, Vol. 32, Dec 2007, 414-420.
  • S Mukhopadhyay, B.L. Deopura, and R. Alagirusamy, "Mechanical properties of Polypropylene Filaments drawn on varying post spinning temperature gradients" Fibres and Polymers, 2006, vol7, no.4, p432.
  • S. Mukhopadhyay, B.L. Deopura, and R. Alagirusamy, Effect of drawing different MFI polypropylene filaments on a gradient heater, AUTEX Research Journal, Vol. 6, No 3, 138-141, September 2006.
  • Naveen V Padaki, R. Alagirusamy and B.S. Sugun, "Knitted Preforms for Composite Applications" Journal of Industrial Textiles, Vol. 35, No. 4, April 2006, p295.
  • S Mukhopadhyay, B.L. Deopura, and R. Alagirusamy, "Studies on production of Polypropylene filaments with increased temperature stability" Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol 101, 2006 p838.
  • R. Alagirusamy, V Ogale, A. Vaidya and P M V Subbarao "Effect of Jet Design on Commingling of Glass/Nylon Filaments" Journal of the Thermoplastic Composite Materials, Vol.18, May 2005, p255.
  • R. Alagirusamy and Vinayak Ogale, " Development and Characterization of GF/PET, GF/ Nylon, GF/PP Commingled Yarns for Thermoplastic Composites" Journal of the Thermoplastic Composite Materials, Vol.18, May 2005, p269.
  • S. Mukhopadhyay, B.L. Deopura and R. Alagirusasmy, "Drawing of Polypropylene Filaments on a Gradient Heater" Journal of Textile Insitute, Vol 96, No. 5, 2005, p349.
  • Vinay Kumar Midha, R. Alagirusamy and V K Kothari "Studies on Thermal Properties of Hollow Polyester Needle Punched Blankets" Asian Textile Journal, January 2004, p65.
  • R. Alagirusamy and Vinayak Ogale "Commingled and Air Jet-textured Hybrid Yarns for Thermoplastic Composites", Journal of Industrial Textiles, Vol 33, Issue 4, April 2004, p223.
  • S. Mukhopadhyay, B.L. Deopura and R. Alagirusamy, Production and Properties of High-modulus-High-tenacity Polypropylene Filaments, Journal of Industrial Textiles, 33, (2004)245-254.
  • R.S. Rengasamy, V.K. Kothari, R. Alagirusamy and S. Modi "Studies on Air-Jet Textured Sewing Threads" Indian Journal of Fibre & Textile Research, Vol.28, September 2003, pp281.
  • Samrat Mukhapadhyay, B L Deopura and R. Alagirusamy, Interphase Behavior in Polypropylene Composites, Journal of Thermoplastics Composites 16, (2003) 479-496.
  • Ankush Mattu, Anurag Jain, R. Alagirusamy and B.L. Deopura "Improved Thermal Bonding Behaviour of Polypropylene Non-wovens by Blending Different Molecular Weights of PP" Fibres and Polymers, Vol.3, No.1, March, 2002.
  • Dash, J.R., S.M. Ishtiaque, and R. Alagirusamy, Properties and processibility of compact yarns. Indian Journal of Fibre & Textile Research, 2002. 27(4): p. 362-368.
  • R M V G K Rao, G Anand Nahar and R. Alagirusamy "Mechanical Properties of Glass Composites Base on Knitted Preforms with Inlays" Indian Journal of Fibre & Textile Research, Vol 25, June 2000, p115.
  • R. Alagirusamy "Powder Coated Braided Carbon Fibre Reinforcement for Advanced Composites" Man-Made Textiles in India, Vol XL1, No. 11, November 1998, p487.
  • R. Alagirusamy, Youjiang Wang and John Muzzy 'Braided Thermoplastic Composites from Powder Coated Towpregs. Part I: Towpreg Characterization'. Polymer Composites June 1996, Vol.17, No.3, p497.
  • R. Alagirusamy, Youjiang Wang and John Muzzy 'Braided Thermoplastic Composites from Powder Coated Towpregs. Part II: Braiding Characteristics of Towpreg'. Polymer Composites June 1996, Vol.17, No.3, p505.
  • R. Alagirusamy, Youjiang Wang and John Muzzy 'Braided Thermoplastic Composites from Powder Coated Towpregs. Part III: Consolidation and Mechanical Properties'. Polymer Composites June 1996, Vol.17, No.17, p515.
  • A.K.Sengupta, V.K.Kothari and R. Alagirusamy 'Characterization of the Structural Integrity of Air-Jet Textured Yarns'. Textile Research Journal, Vol.59, No.2, December 1989, p758.
  • A.K.Sengupta, V.K.Kothari and R. Alagirusamy "Influence of Drawing Variables on the Properties of Air Textured Yarns made from POY Polyester Feeder Yarns" Chemifasern/Textilindustrie 39/91, 6 (1989) E84-88 and 731-735.
  • A.K.Sengupta, V.K.Kothari and R. Alagirusamy "Influence of Drawing Variables on the Properties of Air Textured Yarns made from POY Polyester Feeder Yarns" Man Made Fibre Year Book of CTI (1989) p80-83.
  • A.K.Sengupta, V.K.Kothari and R. Alagirusamy "An analysis of the Air-Jet Yarn-Texturing Process'. Letter to the editor, Journal of the Textile Institute, Vol.79, No.3, 1988, p520.

Conference Publications :

  • R. Alagirusamy, Apurba Das and Moumita Bera, A Study on Interfacial Properties of Jute-PP Composites, The 25th Annual Meeting of the Polymer Processing Society, Panaji, Goa, March 1 To 5, 2009.
  • A. Das, R. Alagirusamy, D. Goel and P. Garg, Profiling of Internal Pressure Exerted by Medical Bandages, The Fiber Society 2009 Spring Conference, May 27-29, 2009, Donghua University, Songjiang Campus, Shanghai, P. R. China.
  • Naveen V Padaki, R. Alagirusamy, B. L. Deopura and R. Fangueiro, " Studies on preform properties of multilayer interlocked woven structures using fabric geometrical factors" First World Conference on 3D Fabrics and their Applications, University of Manchester, Manchester, U.K. April 10-11, 2008.
  • Naveen V Padaki , BS Sugun, BL Deopura1, R. Alagirusamy and Raul Fanguiero, "Influence of fibre hybridization on interface and low velocity impact properties of multilayer woven reinforced composites" Autex 2008 -World Textile Conference, Città Studi - Biella, Italy. June 24-26, 2008.
  • M.T. Mathew, N.V. Padaki, L.A. Rocha, J.R. Gomes, R. Alagirusamy, B.L. Deopura, R. Fangueiro, Tribological Properties of the directionally oriented warp knit polymercomposites, ICAM 2008, Feb 2008, Kerala, India.
  • Naveen V. Padaki, R. Alagirusamy and B.S. Sugun, " 3D performing technologies for composite applications" International Conference on Aerospace Science and Technology, Bangalore, India. 26-28 June 2008.
  • R. Alagirusamy, and Arnob Samanta, "Friction spun Glass/Polypropylene hybrid yarns for thermoplastic composites" Innovations in Yarn Manufacture, Quality, and Management (IYQM 2007), Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, Tamil Nadu. 11-12 October 2007.
  • M.T. Mathew, N.V. Padaki, L.A. Rocha, J.R.Gomes, R. Alagirusamy, B.L. Deopura, R. Fangueiro, Tribological Properties of the directionally oriented warp knit GFRP composites, 16th international conference on wear, WOM 2007, 15-19, April 2007, Canada.
  • R. Alagirusamy, Vinayak Ogale and Arnob Samanta "Hybrid Yarns for Thermoplastic Composites" National Conference on Functional and Apparel Textiles, 20-21 January 2006.
  • R. Alagirusamy, Naveen V Padaki, B.L. Deopura and R. Fangueiro " Mechanical properties of multiaxial warp knit preforms for composite applications" International Conference on Advances in Fibrous Materials, Nonwoven and Technical Textiles (AFINT 2006) at Hotel Jenney Club, Coimbatore on 7-9 August 2006.
  • Naveen V Padaki, R. Alagirusamy, B.L. Deopura and R. Fangueiro "Multiaxial Warp Knit Preform Properties" International Conference on Technical Textiles, IIT Delhi, November 10-11, 2006.
  • R. Alagirusamy and Vinayak Ogale, "Structure and Properties of Commingled Hybrid Yarns for Thermoplastic Composites" International Conference on Emerging Trends in Polymers and Textiles, IIT Delhi, 7-8 January 2005.
  • R. Alagirusamy and Vinayak Ogale, "Studies on Commingled Yarns and Thermoplastic Composites" ICCE-12, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, August 1-6, 2005.
  • V K Kothari, A. Das and R. Alagirusamy, IIT Delhi "Some of the Nonwovens Studies At IIT Delhi"- Seminar on Nonwovens, Oct, 2005, IIT Delhi.
  • R. Alagirusamy, Vinayak Ogale and M. Senthil Kumar, "Commingled Hybrid Yarns for Thermoplastic Composites" International Conference on High Performance Textiles and Apparels (HPTEX 2004), 7- 9th, July 2004, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore - 641 006.
  • R. Alagirusamy, "Textile structures for advanced composite materials" Seminar on Technical Textiles, IIT Delhi, October 2, 2004.
  • R. Alagirusamy, "Textile preforming for composites: Cost effectiveness and other benefits" International Conference on Textiles and Clothing Management, December 13th - 15th, 2004.
  • Vinayak Ogale, R. Alagirusamy, Abhijeet Vaidya and P.M.V. Subbarao, "Experimental and numerical investigation of the effect of air-jets on the commingling of fibers", "FLUENT" Conference for India and south Asia, 18-20 November 2003, Pune.
  • S. Mukhopadhyay, R. Alagirusamy and B.L. Deopura "Some Studies on Uni-Polymer Polypropylene Composites" In the proceedings of 2nd Indo-Czech Textile Research Conference, 28-29, November, 2003, Coimbatore, p107.
  • R. Alagirusamy and G. Anand Nahar "Modification of Knitted Structure to Improve the Mechanical Properties of Composites" ICCE/7, July 2-8, 2000, Denver, Colorado, USA.
  • Y.Wang, J.Muzzy and R. Alagirusamy. 'Consolidation and Properties of Braided Thermoplastic Composites From Powder Coated Carbon Tows'. In Proceedings of ICCE/3, July 21-26, 1996, New Orleans, USA.
  • J.Muzzy, R. Alagirusamy and Y.Wang,. 'Using Flexible Powder Coated Tows to Braid Preforms for Composite Applications. In Proceedings of ICCE/1, August 94, New Orleans, USA.
  • R. Alagirusamy, Y.Wang, and J.Muzzy. 'Mechanical Properties of Braided Thermoplastic Composites from Powder Coated Towpregs'. In Proceedings of 26th International SAMPE Technical Conference, October 17-20, 1994, Atlanta, USA. 1-13.
  • R. Alagirusamy, Y.Wang and J.Muzzy. 'Braiding and Molding of Powder Coated Towpregs'. In Proceeding of the 39th International SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition. April 94, Anaheim, CA, USA, pp.844-856.
  • R. Alagirusamy, Y.Wang and J.Muzzy. 'Characterization of Powder Coated Towpregs and 2D Preforms'. In Proceeding the 38th International SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition. May 10-13, 1993, Anaheim, CA, USA.
  • J.Muzzy, R. Alagirusamy and Y.Wang. 'Producing Composite Performs from Flexible Towpregs'. In Proceeding of the Second Annual Hi-Tech Textiles Exhibition & Conference, July 20-22, 1993, Greenville, SC, USA.
  • R. Alagirusamy, Y.Wang and J.Muzzy 'Characterization of Flexible Towpregs for Textile Processing'. In Proceeding of Ninth International Conference on Composite Materials. July 12-16, 1993, Madrid, Spain.
  • R. Alagirusamy, Y.Wang and J.Muzzy 'Characterization of Powder Fusion Coated Towpregs for Textile Processing'. In Proceeding of Regional Meeting for Americas, The Polymer Processing Society, Oct.19-21, 1992, Knoxville, TN.
  • Y.Wang, S.Du, D.Zhao and R. Alagirusamy.' 'A study of composites from Weaving, Braiding and Pultrusion Processes'. In Proceedings of the 7th Technical Conference on Composite Materials. The American Society for Composites, University Park, PA,. October 13-15, 1992, pp 1-11.
  • Y.Wang and R. Alagirusamy, 'Bearing Behaviour of Fiber Reinforced Composites from Braiding and Pultrusion, and Fabric Lamination Processes'. In Proceedings of 37th SAMPE International Symposium, March 1992, Anaheim CA, pp 727-737.

Professional experience

  • Voltas Limited, India Service Engineer (1983-85), Sales Engineer (1987-88)
  • Custom Composites Ltd., Atlanta, USA Process Engineer (1994 - 1996): R&D in Product Development
  • PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore Assistant Professor (1996 – 1998): Teaching and R&D
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Professor, (1998 – present): Teaching and R&D
Awards & recognitions
  • Precitex Award (1983)
  • Amrik Singh Memorial Award (1987)
  • PhD Fellowship at Georgia Institute of Technology (1988-94)
  • Award for Eminence and Contribution to the Profession of Textile Engineering by Institution of Engineers, 2019

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