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Deba Jyoti Khawas


Mechanical Engineering


Composite Manufacturing and Simulation Center

Research Description:

I currently work on the design, process simulation and manufacturing of 3D-printed composite parts. I have worked on a projects on implementing 3D printed composites as tool for doing compression molding for prototyping purpose. This included design of the tool, process analysis including the thermo-viscoelastic behavior of the composite, and the manufacturing of the tool to do the compression molding process.

Currently, I am working on simplifying the process simulation to make it computationally less demanding by working on an inherent strain approach to model the thermal effects and calibrate the mechanical analysis accordingly.


I decided to join the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program for a chance to learn from people in different fields and interests. It is a nice chance to know about research and work going on in various other fields, which may be completely opaque to an unrelated audience by experts and scholars in the field.

Additionally, it also gives a chance to present my own work and get feedback from an learned audience coming from varied backgrounds which is a valuable asset in evaluating my own work and progress.

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