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Karunakar, D. Benny
D. Benny Karunakar Associate Professor bennyfme[at]iitr.ac.in 01332-285492
Areas of Interest
  • Manufacturing Science, Metal Casting, FEM in Manufacturing, CAD/CAM
Professional Background
FromToDesignationOrganisation
2015Till dateAssociate ProfessorI.I.T. Roorkee
20082015Assistant ProfessorI.I.T. Roorkee
20062008ProfessorSynergy Institute of Engineering & Technology, Dhenkanal, Orissa
20052006Assistant ProfessorBhadrak Institute of Engineering & Technology, Bhadrak, Orissa
19961997LecturerHindustan College of Engineering, Kelambakkam, TN
19921996LecturerKarunya Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, TN
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
B.TechMechanical EngineeringJNTU College of Engineering, Anantapur, AP1988
M.TechManufacturing EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology Kharagpur1999
PhDCAD/CAM in Metal CastingIndian Institute of Technology Kharagpur2005
Memberships
  • Institute of Indian Foundrymen, Kolkata, Member
  • Indian Society for Technical Education, New Delhi, Member
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
University of Nagoya, JapanTo present a research paper in the 72nd World Foundry Congress.May 2016
University of North Carolina, USATo present a research paper in the ASME Conference on Manufacturing Engineering.June 2015
Israel Institute of Technology (Technion), Haifa, IsraelTo present a research paper in the 16th Israel Materials Engineering Conference.Feb 2014
SwitzerlandTo present a research paper.Jan 2012
Imperial College of Science & Technology, London, UKTo present a paper in World Congress on Engineering 2010June 2010
University of Erlangen, Nuremberg, GermanyTo present research work in the Centre for Metals Science and TechnologyAug 2007
The University of Sheffield, UKTo present a research paper in 5th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing.July 2007
Refereed Journal Papers

Prediction of defects in castings using back propagation neural networks
By: D.B. Karunakar and G.L. Datta
Published in: Inderscience International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control Vol: 3, No. 2 (Pg 140-147) Date: 2008
Controlling green sand mould properties using artificial neural networks and genetic algorithms - A comparison
By: D.B. Karunakar and G.L. Datta
Published in: Elsevier Journal of Applied Clay Science Vol: 37 (Pg 58-66) Date: 2007
Prevention of defects in castings using back propagation neural networks
By: D.B. Karunakar and G.L. Datta
Published in: Springer International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology Vol: 39 (Pg 1111-1124) Date: 2008
A study on the hot tearing in AL–1% Sn cast alloys
By: G.L. Datta and D.B. Karunakar
Published in: IMechE, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture (UK) Vol: 220, No. 7 (Pg 1131-1139) Date: 2006
A comparison between control of cupola furnace using artificial neural networks and genetic algorithms
By: D.B. Karunakar and G.L Datta
Published in: Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India), Production Engineering Division Vol: 86 (Pg 58-62) Date: 2006
Modelling of green sand mould parameters using artificial neural networks
By: D.B. Karunakar and G.L. Datta
Published in: Indian Foundry Journal Vol: 49, No. 12 (Pg 27-36) Date: 2003
Modelling and optimization of green sand mould parameters using genetic algorithms
By: D.B. Karunakar and G.L. Datta
Published in: Transactions of Institute of Indian Foundrymen (Pg 262-267) Date: 2003
Modelling of cupola furnace parameters using artificial neural networks
By: D.B. Karunakar and G.L. Datta
Published in: Indian Foundry Journal Vol: 48, No. 5 (Pg 29-39) Date: 2002