V. Huzur Saran
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Interests
Machine Design, Vehicle dynamics, Human response to vibrations, Fault diagnosis of bearings
v.saran@me.iitr.ac.in
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Educational Details
Professional Background
Administrative Positions

Research
Projects
Papers
Books
Collaborations

Honours and Awards
Honors
Memberships

Teaching Engagements
Teaching Engagements

Students
Supervisions
Associate Scholars

Miscellaneous
Events
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Miscellaneous
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Educational Details
I.I.T. Roorkee
2004
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
University of Roorkee
1987
M.E., Machine Design
Agra University
1984
B.Sc. (Engg.), Mechanical Engg.
Professional Background
Professor
01 Jan 2020 - Present
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Research
Projects
TOPIC START DATE FIELD DESCRIPTION FINANCIAL OUTLAY FUNDING AGENCY OTHER OFFICERS
Effect of Low Frequency Vibration on Human Comfort 01 Jan 2011 Effect of Low Frequency Vibration on Human Comfort 43.93 lakhs DST Prof. V. K. Goel
Collaboration in Research & Development of New Curriculum in Sound and Vibration 01 Jan 2008 Collaboration in Research & Development of New Curriculum in Sound and Vibration 578 lakhs EU-Asia Link Program Prof. V. K. Goel, Dr. S.P. Harsha
Influence of Low Frequency Vibration on Activity Comfort while Travelling by Railway Vehicles 01 Jan 2008 Influence of Low Frequency Vibration on Activity Comfort while Travelling by Railway Vehicles 50.95 lakhs Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency Prof. V. K. Goel, Dr. S.P. Harsha
Inspection of Mussoorie Ropeways 01 Jan 2006 Inspection of Mussoorie Ropeways 0.22 lakhs M/s Shail Shekhar Asso., Mussoorie Prof. V. K. Goel
Analysis and Design Recommendations for Stability and Dynamic Behaviour of Three-Wheeled Motor Vehic 01 Jan 2003 Analysis and Design Recommendations for Stability and Dynamic Behaviour of Three-Wheeled Motor Vehic 0.3 lakhs TVS Motor Co., Hosur Prof. V. K. Goel
Vertical Dynamics and Ride Analysis of Three wheeled motor vehicles 01 Jan 2001 Vertical Dynamics and Ride Analysis of Three wheeled motor vehicles 9.77 lakhs DST Prof. V. K. Goel
Road Tests on Motor Cycles 01 Jan 1997 Road Tests on Motor Cycles 0.4 lakhs TVS Suzuki Ltd., Hosur Prof. V. K. Goel




Honors And Awards
MemberShips
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
31 Aug 2020 - Present
Member
The Institution of Engineers (India) (HQ. Calcutta)
31 Aug 2020 - Present
Life Member
Indian Society for Mechanical Engineers (HQ. New Delhi)
31 Aug 2020 - Present
Life Member
Systems Society of India
31 Aug 2020 - Present
Member of Executive Committee
Students
SuperVisions
Diagnostics of Self-aligning Rolling Element Bearing
01 Jan 2018 - Present
Other Supervisors: S.P. Harsha, Scholar: Vivek Parmar
Structural Response of FGM Plate with variable thickness using HSD theory
01 Jan 2018 - Present
Other Supervisors: S.P. Harsha, Scholar: Vineet Kumar
Dynamics of Human Body Exposed to Vibration Environment during Spaceflight
01 Jan 2017 - 15 Jun 2021
Other Supervisors: Prof. S.P. Harsha, Scholar: Rajesh Govindan
Prognostics and Diagnostics of Cylindrical Roller Bearing
01 Jan 2016 - 25 Jun 2021
Other Supervisors: Prof. S.P. Harsha, Scholar: Pravajyothi Patra
Development of Biodynamic models for a seated/ standing Human body subjected to Harmonic Vibrations
01 Jan 2012 - 03 Sep 2016
Other Supervisors: Prof. S.P. Nigam, Scholar: Ishbir Singh
Effect of Whole Body Vibration on Activity Comfort and Biodynamic Response
01 Jan 2011 - 07 Sep 2015
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Vikas Kumar
Effect of Low Frequency Vibration on Human Comfort
01 Jan 2009 - 14 May 2014
Other Supervisors: Prof. S.P. Harsha, Scholar: A. S. Prashanth
Effect of Whole Body Vibration on Activity Comfort
01 Jan 2009 - 25 Jul 2011
Other Supervisors: Prof. S.P. Harsha, Scholar: Mahesh Bhiwapurkar
Effect of Low Frequency Vibration on Train Passenger Comfort
01 Jan 2006 - 01 Mar 2011
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Ramasamy Narayanamoorthy
Miscellaneous
Events
Innovative and Emerging trends in Engineering Systems (NSC-2019)
06 Dec 2019 - 08 Dec 2019
Dept. of Mechanical and Ind. Engineering, IIT Roorkee in association with Systems Society of India
Workshop on Noise and Vibrations: Their Influence on Quality of Life and Product
01 Jan 2009 - Present
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
Workshop on “Noise and Vibration Issues in Railways”
01 Jan 2008 - Present
EU-Asia Link Program & Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency,
Perspectives in Vibration Studies of Vehicles and Activity Comfort
01 Jan 2018 - Present
Noise and Vibration Issues in Railways
01 Jan 2008 - Present
Effect of Whole body vibration on Human Comfort
01 Jan 2016 - Present
Noise and Vibrations: Their Influence on Quality of Life and Product
01 Jan 2009 - Present
Visits
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm
2020-08-31
To attend the Consortium meeting of European Commission Asia-Link Programme, "Collaboration in Research and Development of New Curriculum in Sound & Vibration".
Loughborough University, U.K
2007-01-01
Consortium meeting, EU-Asia Link Program, “Collaboration in Research & Development of New Curriculum in Sound and Vibration
Refereed Journal Papers

1.         Rajesh Govindan, V.H. Saran and S.P. Harsha, “Biodynamic response analysis of semi-supine human under varying vertical excitations”, Int. Jnl. of Ind. Ergonomics, Vol. 85, 2021.

 

2.         Rajesh Govindan, V.H. Saran and S.P. Harsha, “Subjective discomfort analysis of human body in semi-supine posture caused by vertical sinusoidal vibration”, Ergonomics, pp.744-754, Vol. 64, No. 6, 2021

 

3.         V. Kumar, S.J. Singh, V.H. Saran and S.P. Harsha, “An analytical framework for rectangular FGM tapered plate resting on the elastic foundation”, Proceedings of Materials Today, pp. 1719- 1726, 2020.

 

4.         Rajesh Govindan, V.H. Saran and S.P. Harsha, “Low-Frequency Vibration Analysis of Human    Body in Semi-Supine Posture Exposed to Vertical Excitation”, European Journal of Mechanics / A Solids, pp. 1-13, Vol. 80, 2020.

 

5.         Vivek Parmar, V.H. Saran and S.P. Harsha, “Effect of Unbalanced Rotor on Dynamic Characteristics of Double-Row Self-Aligning Ball Bearing” European Journal of Mechanics/ Part A – Solids, pp. 1-18, Vol.82, 2020.

 

6.         Vivek Parmar, V.H. Saran and S.P. Harsha, “Nonlinear vibration response analysis of a double-row self-aligning ball bearing due to surface imperfections”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part K: Journal of Multi-body Dynamics, pp. 01-22, Vol. 234, No.3, 2020.

7.         Pravajyoti Patra, V. H. Saran and S.P. Harsha, “Vibration Response Analysis of High-Speed Roller Bearings Using Response Surface Method”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part K: Journal of Multi-body Dynamics, pp. 379-392, Vol. 234, No. 2, 2020.

 

8.         Pravajyoti Patra, V. H. Saran and S.P. Harsha, “Chaotic dynamics of cylindrical roller bearing supported by unbalanced rotor due to localized defects”, Journal of Vibration and Control, pp. 01-11, Vol. 0, No.0, 2020.

 

9.         M.K. Bhiwapurkar, V.H. Saran and S.P. Harsha, “Seat to Head Transmissibility during exposure to vertical seat vibration: effects of posture and vibration magnitude”, International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration, pp. 3-11, Vol.24, No.1, 2019.

 

10.    Vikas Kumar and V. H. Saran, “Biodynamic Model of the Seated Human Body under the Vertical Whole Body Vibration Exposure”, International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration, pp. 657-664, Vol. 24, No. 4, 2019.

 

11.    Pravajyoti Patra, V. H. Saran and S.P. Harsha, Non-linear dynamic response analysis of cylindrical roller bearings due to rotational speed”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part K: Journal of Multi-body Dynamics, pp. 379-390, Vol. 233, No.2, 2018.

 

12.    M.K. Bhiwapurkar, V.H. Saran and S.P. Harsha, “Effects of posture and vibration magnitude on seat to head transmissibility during exposure to fore-and-aft vibration”, Journal of Low Frequency Noise, Vibration and Active Control, pp. 826-838, Vol. 38, No. 2, 2018. 

 

13.    Pravajyoti Patra, V.H. Saran and S.P. Harsha, “Nonlinear Dynamic Response Analysis of Cylindrical Roller Bearings due to Unbalance”, Advances in Engineering Design, pp. 815-824, Chapter 76, Springer, 2018.

 

14.    Aman Kumar, V. H. Saran and S. P. Harsha, “Biodynamic modelling of seated human body under whole body vibration exposure using an artificial neural network,” International Journal of Vehicle Noise and Vibrations, pp. 187-199, Vol. 13, Nos. 3-4, 2017.

 

15.    M.K. Bhiwapurkar, V.H. Saran and S.P. Harsha, “Effects of vibration magnitude and posture on seat-to-head-transmissibility responses of seated occupants exposed to lateral vibration”, International Journal of Vehicle Noise and Vibration, pp. 42-59, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2016.

 

16.    M.K. Bhiwapurkar, V.H. Saran and S.P. Harsha, “Interference in writing performance under whole-body vibration exposure together with subject posture”, International Journal of Vehicle Noise and Vibration, pp.182 – 198, Vol.12, No.2, 2016.

 

17.    Vikas Kumar and V. H. Saran, “Seat to Head Transmissibility and Reading Discomfort of the Seated Subjects Exposed to Whole Body Vibration,” International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration, pp. 67-74, Vol 21, No.1, 2016.

 

18.    Ishbir Singh, S.P. Nigam and V.H. Saran, “Modal analysis of human body vibration model for Indian subjects under sitting posture”, Ergonomics, pp. 1117-1132, Vol. 58, No.7, 2015.

 

19.    Vivek Gupta, V.H. Saran and Satish C. Sharma, “A novel technique to measure the rolling resistance of tyres using force transducer”, Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India): Series C, pp. 325-330, Vol 96, No.3, 2015.

 

20.    Vikas Kumar and V. H. Saran, “Influence of postures and vibration magnitude on seat-to-head transmissibility during uniaxial whole body vibration exposure, International. Journal of Vehicle Noise and Vibration, pp. 149-164, Vol.11, No.2, 2015.

 

21.    Vikas Kumar and V. H. Saran, “Influence of reading format on reading activity under uniaxial whole body vibration”, International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, pp. 520-527, Vol. 44, 2014.

 

22.    Harsha S. P., M. Desta, A. S. Prashanth and V. H. Saran, “Measurement and Bio-dynamic Model Development of Seated Human Subjects Exposed to Low Frequency Vibration Environment.” International Journal of Vehicle Noise and Vibrations, pp. 1- 24, Vol. 10 (2), 2014.

 

23.    A.S. Prashanth, N.V. Amar Kishore, V. H. Saran and S.P. Harsha, “Analysis of Seated Human Body Under Low Frequency Vibrations Using Transmissibility and Driving Point Mechanical Impedance”, International Journal of Engineering Res & Tech, pp. 734 -744, V.2, No. 6, 2013.

 

24.    R. Narayanamoorthy and V. H. Saran, "Investigation of activity performance on laptop in vibration environment", International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, pp. 513-524, Vol. 42, 2012.

 

25.    M. K. Bhiwapurkar, V.H. Saran and S.P. Harsha, “Interference in reading an e-paper under Whole-body Vibration exposure with subject posture", International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration, pp. 100- 107, Vol 11, No. 2, 2012.

 

26.    M. Desta, V.H. Saran and S.P. Harsha, “Effects of Inter-Subject Variability and Vibration Magnitude on Vibration Transmission to Head during Exposure to Whole-Body Vertical Vibration”, International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration, pp. 88- 97, Vol. 16, No.2, 2011.

 

27.    M.K. Bhiwapurkar, V.H. Saran, S.P. Harsha, V.K.Goel and Mats Berg, “Effect of magnitudes and directions (mono-axis and multi-axis) of whole body-vibration exposures and subjects postures on the sketching performance”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F, Journal Of Rail & Rapid Transit, pp. 71-83, Vol. 225, No. 1, 2011.

 

28.    M. K. Bhiwapurkar, V.H. Saran and S.P. Harsha, “Objective and subjective responses of seated subjects while reading Hindi newspaper under multi axis whole-body vibration”, International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, pp. 625- 633, Vol. 141, 2011.

 

29.    M.K. Bhiwapurkar, V. H. Saran and S.P. Harsha, “Quantitative evaluation of distortion in sketching under mono and dual axis whole body vibration”, Industrial Health, pp. 410-420, Vol. 49, No. 4, 2011. 

 

30.    R. Narayanamoorthy and V. H. Saran, “Error Analysis of Task Performance with Laptop in Vibration Environment”, Computers in Human Behaviour, pp. 2263-270, Vol. 27, 2011.

 

31.    M.K. Bhiwapurkar, V.H. Saran, S.P. Harsha, V.K. Goel and Mats Berg, “Influence of Mono-axis Random Vibration on Reading Activity”, Industrial Health, pp. 675-681,Vol. 48, 2010.

 

32.    M.K. Bhiwapurkar, V.H. Saran and S.P. Harsha, “Effect of Multi-axis Whole Body Vibration Exposures and Subject Postures on Typing Performance”, International Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, pp. 3614-3620, Vol. 2(8), 2010.

 

33.    M.K. Bhiwapurkar, V.H. Saran and S.P. Harsha, “Effect of Multi-axis Vibration and Subject Postures on Sketching Distortion”, International Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, pp.14-24, Vol. 2(10), 2010.

 

34.    P. Pul Singh, Jitendra Yadav, M.K. Bhiwapurkar, V.H. Saran and S.P. Harsha, “A futuristic model for activity comfort using artificial neural network”, Indian Jnl. of Engineering Science and Technology, V.4, No. 1, 2010, pp. 108-113.

 

35.    R. Narayanamoorthy, V. K. Goel and V. H. Saran, “Vibration measurement- a tool for evaluating activity comfort in trains”, Jnl. of Instrumentation Society of India, V 39, No.3, 2009, pp. 189-193.

 

36.    V. H. Saran and V.K. Goel, “Ride Behaviour of Three-Wheeled Vehicle- Model and Optimization” Advances in Vibration Engineering, pp. 65-78, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2007. 

 

37.    V. H. Saran and V.K. Goel, “Ride Behaviour of Three-Wheeled Vehicle- Model and Optimization” Advances in Vibration Engineering, pp. 65-78, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2007.

 

38.    K. Ramji, A. Gupta, V.H. Saran, V.K. Goel and V. Kumar, “Road Roughness Measurements using PSD Approach”, Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India), pp.193-200, Vol.85, 2004.

 

39.    K. Ramji, V. K. Goel, and V.H. Saran, “Stiffness properties of small sized pneumatic tyres”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D, pp.107-114, Vol. 216, 2002.

40.    V.H. Saran and V.K. Goel, “Rolling dynamic stiffness and damping characteristics of small sized pneumatic tyres”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D, pp. 243-248, Vol. 214, No.3, 2000.