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Dr. Sunil Kumar Sharma is an Assistant professor & Assistant Program Director of the Engineering and Applied Science department. He did his post-doctoral research at C. N. University, South Korea and received his PhD in rail vehicle dynamics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. His research interests are vehicle dynamics, contact mechanics, mechatronics, real-time and software-enabled control systems for a high-speed rail vehicle. Postdoctoral students interested in joining NRTI with external funding from Government agencies like SERB NPDF, CSIR-Pool Scientist scheme, UGC fellowship, etc., are encouraged to apply. The application material (cover letter, project proposal, and brief CV) can be directed to the e-mail: sk.sharma@nrti.edu.in. Dr. Sharma presently works on a rail vehicle and hybrid locomotive designs, semi-active suspension system, and real-time and mechatronic systems development.

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Education

  • 2017 PhD, Mechanical Design, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee.
    2012 M. Tech. CAD/CAM, Computer-Aided Design & Manufacturing, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad.
    2010 B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering
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Experience

  • Sept 2020 - Till Date Assistant Professor, National Rail & Transportation Institute, Vadodara
  • Jan 2020- Sept 2020 Post-Doctoral Researcher, C. N. University South Korea
  • July 2017- Dec 2019 Assistant Professor, Amity University, Noida
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Professional Distinctions

  • 2021 Featured among the top 2% of scientists in a global list compiled by Stanford University, USA
  • 2020 Featured among the top 2% of scientists in a global list compiled by Stanford University, USA
  • 2020 Best Presentation Award, FLAME 2020, India
  • 2020 Best Presentation Award, Korean Society for Railway, Korea
  • 2013 Award of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India National Fellowship for Ph.D. Program
  • 2010 Award of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India National fellowship for M. Tech. Program
  • 2010 Best Paper Award- “Challenges in railway vehicle modelling and simulations” International Conference on newest drifts in Mechanical engineering
  • Responsibilities
    Assistant Program Director
    Chief Hostel Warden
    Faculty In-Charge, Graduation Project
    Faculty In-Charge, Graduation Internship
    Lab Development, Committee Member
    Curriculum Revision, Committee Member
    Anti-Ragging Squad Committee Member
    Students Grievance Redressal Committee Member
    Internal Quality Assurance Cell Committee Member
    Internal Academic Committee Member
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Key Publications

  • 1. S. K. Sharma, R. C. Sharma, and J. Lee, “In situ and experimental analysis of longitudinal load on carbody fatigue life using nonlinear damage accumulation,” International Journal of Damage Mechanics, p. 105678952110460, Sep. 2021, doi: 10.1177/10567895211046043. (SCI, IF:5.029)
  • 2. R. C. Sharma, S. Palli, N. Sharma, and S. K. Sharma, “Ride Behaviour of a Four-wheel Vehicle using H Infinity Semi-active Suspension Control under Deterministic and Random Inputs,” International Journal of Vehicle Structures and Systems, vol. 13, no. 2, Jun. 2021, doi: 10.4273/ijvss.13.2.18. (Scopus)
  • 3. R. C. Sharma, S. Sharma, N. Sharma, and S. K. Sharma, “Linear and Nonlinear Analysis of Ride and Stability of a Three-Wheeled Vehicle Subjected to Random and Bump Inputs Using Bond Graph and Simulink Methodology,” SAE International Journal of Commercial Vehicles, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 02-15-01–0001, Jun. 2021, doi: 10.4271/02-15-01-0001. (ESCI)
  • 4. R. C. Sharma, S. Sharma, S. K. Sharma, N. Sharma, and G. Singh, “Analysis of bio-dynamic model of seated human subject and optimization of the passenger ride comfort for three-wheel vehicle using random search technique,” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part K: Journal of Multi-Body Dynamics, vol. 235, no. 1, pp. 106–121, Mar. 2021, doi: 10.1177/1464419320983711. (SCI, IF:1.713)
  • 5. S. Bhardawaj, R. C. Sharma, S. K. Sharma, and N. Sharma, “On the Planning and Construction of Railway Curved Track,” International Journal of Vehicle Structures and Systems, vol. 13, no. 2, Jun. 2021, doi: 10.4273/ijvss.13.2.04. (Scopus)
  • 6. S. K. Sharma and J. Lee, “Crashworthiness Analysis for Structural Stability and Dynamics,” International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, vol. 21, no. 04, p. 2150039, Apr. 2021, doi: 10.1142/S0219455421500395. (SCI, IF: 2.558)
  • 7. S. K. Sharma and R. C. Sharma, “Multi-objective Design Optimization of Locomotive Nose,” SAE Technical Paper, p. 10, May 2021, doi: 10.4271/2021-01-5053. (ESCI)
  • 8. S. K. Sharma and J. Lee, “Design and Development of Smart Semi Active Suspension for Nonlinear Rail Vehicle Vibration Reduction,” International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, vol. 20, no. 11, p. 2050120, Oct. 2020, doi: 10.1142/S0219455420501205. (SCI, IF:2.558)
  • 9. J. Lee and S. K. Sharma, “Numerical Investigation of Critical Speed Analysis of High-speed Rail Vehicle,” Proceedings of the conference of the Korean Society of Precision Engineering, p. 696, 2020. (Scopus)
  • 10. R. C. Sharma, S. Sharma, S. K. Sharma, and N. Sharma, “Analysis of generalized force and its influence on ride and stability of railway vehicle,” Noise & Vibration Worldwide, vol. 51, no. 6, pp. 95–109, Jun. 2020, doi: 10.1177/0957456520923125. (Scopus)
  • 11. S. K. Sharma, H. Phan, and J. Lee, “An Application Study on Road Surface Monitoring Using DTW Based Image Processing and Ultrasonic Sensors,” Applied Sciences, vol. 10, no. 13, p. 4490, Jun. 2020, doi: 10.3390/app10134490. (SCI, IF:2.679)
  • 12. R. C. Sharma, S. K. Sharma, and S. Palli, “Linear and Non-Linear Stability Analysis of a Constrained Railway Wheelaxle,” International Journal of Vehicle Structures and Systems , vol. 12, no. 2, Aug. 2020, doi: 10.4273/ijvss.12.2.04. (Scopus)
  • 13. A. Acharya, U. Gahlaut, K. Sharma, S. K. Sharma, P. N. Vishwakarma, and R. K. Phanden, “Crashworthiness Analysis of a Thin-Walled Structure in the Frontal Part of Automotive Chassis,” International Journal of Vehicle Structures and Systems , vol. 12, no. 5, Dec. 2020, doi: 10.4273/ijvss.12.5.06. (Scopus)
  • 14. S. Bhardawaj, R. C. Sharma, and S. K. Sharma, “Development of multibody dynamical using MR damper based semi-active bio-inspired chaotic fruit fly and fuzzy logic hybrid suspension control for rail vehicle system,” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part K: Journal of Multi-body Dynamics, vol. 234, no. 4, pp. 723–744, Dec. 2020, doi: 10.1177/1464419320953685. (SCI, IF:1.713)
  • 15. S. K. Sharma, R. C. Sharma, and N. Sharma, “Combined Multi-Body-System and Finite Element Analysis of a Rail Locomotive Crashworthiness,” International Journal of Vehicle Structures and Systems , vol. 12, no. 4, Dec. 2020, doi: 10.4273/ijvss.12.4.15. (Scopus)
  • 16. S. K. Sharma and J. Lee, “Finite Element Analysis of a Fishplate Rail Joint in Extreme Environment Condition,” International Journal of Vehicle Structures and Systems , vol. 12, no. 5, Dec. 2020, doi: 10.4273/ijvss.12.5.03. (Scopus)
  • 17. S. Sharma, R. C. Sharma, S. K. Sharma, N. Sharma, S. Palli, and S. Bhardawaj, “Vibration Isolation of the Quarter Car Model of Road Vehicle System using Dynamic Vibration Absorber,” International Journal of Vehicle Structures and Systems , vol. 12, no. 5, Dec. 2020, doi: 10.4273/ijvss.12.5.05. (Scopus)
  • 18. S. Mohapatra et al., “Comparative analysis of PHAs production by Bacillus megaterium OUAT 016 under submerged and solid-state fermentation,” Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 1242–1250, May 2020, doi: 10.1016/j.sjbs.2020.02.001. (SCI, IF: 4.219)
  • 19. S. Bhardawaj, R.C. Sharma, and S.K. Sharma, “Ride Analysis of Track-Vehicle-Human Body Interaction Subjected to Random Excitation,” J. Chinese Soc. Mech. Eng., vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 237–236, 2020, doi: 10.29979/JCSME. (SCI)
  • 20. S. Bhardawaj, R. Chandmal Sharma, and S. K. Sharma, “A Survey of Railway Track Modelling,” International Journal of Vehicle Structures and Systems , vol. 11, no. 5, Dec. 2019, doi: 10.4273/ijvss.11.5.08. (Scopus)
  • 21. S. K. Sharma, U. Saini, and A. Kumar, “Semi-active Control to Reduce Lateral Vibration of Passenger Rail Vehicle Using Disturbance Rejection and Continuous State Damper Controllers,” Journal of Vibration Engineering Technologies, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 117–129, Apr. 2019, doi: 10.1007/s42417-019-00088-2. (SCI, IF: 1.889)
  • 22. S. K. Sharma, “Multibody analysis of longitudinal train dynamics on the passenger ride performance due to brake application,” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part K: Journal of Multi-body Dynamics, vol. 233, no. 2, pp. 266–279, Jun. 2019, doi: 10.1177/1464419318788775. (SCI, IF:1.713)
  • 23. S. Goyal, C. S. Anand, S. K. Sharma, and R. C. Sharma, “Crashworthiness analysis of foam filled star shape polygon of thin-walled structure,” Thin-walled structures, vol. 144, p. 106312, Nov. 2019, doi: 10.1016/j.tws.2019.106312. (SCI, IF: 4.442)
  • 24. S. K. Sharma and A. Kumar, “Disturbance rejection and force-tracking controller of nonlinear lateral vibrations in passenger rail vehicle using magnetorheological fluid damper,” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 279–297, Jan. 2018, doi: 10.1177/1045389X17721051. (SCI, IF: 2.569)
  • 25. R. C. Sharma and S. K. Sharma, “Sensitivity analysis of three-wheel vehicle’s suspension parameters influencing ride behavior,” Noise & Vibration Worldwide, vol. 49, no. 7–8, pp. 272–280, Jul. 2018, doi: 10.1177/0957456518796846. (Scopus)
  • 26. S. K. Sharma and A. Kumar, “Impact of Longitudinal Train Dynamics on Train Operations: A Simulation-Based Study,” Journal of Vibration Engineering Technologies, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 197–203, Jun. 2018, doi: 10.1007/s42417-018-0033-4. (SCI, IF:1.713)
  • 27. S. Palli, R. Koona, S. K. Sharma, and R. C. Sharma, “A Review on Dynamic Analysis of Rail Vehicle Coach,” International Journal of Vehicle Structures and Systems , vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 204–211, Aug. 2018, doi: 10.4273/ijvss.10.3.10. (Scopus)
  • 28. S. K. Sharma and R. C. Sharma, “An Investigation of a Locomotive Structural Crashworthiness Using Finite Element Simulation,” SAE International Journal of Commercial Vehicles , vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 235–244, Nov. 2018, doi: 10.4271/02-11-04-0019. (ESCI)
  • 29. R. C. Sharma, S. K. Sharma, and S. Palli, “Rail Vehicle Modelling and Simulation using Lagrangian Method,” International Journal of Vehicle Structures and Systems , vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 188–194, Aug. 2018, doi: 10.4273/ijvss.10.3.07. (Scopus)
  • 30. S. K. Sharma and R. C. Sharma, “Simulation of Quarter-Car Model with Magnetorheological Dampers for Ride Quality Improvement,” International Journal of Vehicle Structures and Systems , vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 169–173, Aug. 2018, doi: 10.4273/ijvss.10.3.03. (Scopus)
  • 31. S. K. Sharma and A. Kumar, “Ride comfort of a higher speed rail vehicle using a magnetorheological suspension system,” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part K: Journal of Multi-body Dynamics, vol. 232, no. 1, pp. 32–48, Mar. 2018, doi: 10.1177/1464419317706873. (SCI, IF:1.713)
  • 32. R. C. Sharma, S. Palli, S. K. Sharma, and M. Roy, “Modernization of railway track with composite sleepers,” International Journal of Vehicle Structures and Systems , vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 321–329, 2017, doi: 10.4273/ijvss.9.5.10. (Scopus)
  • 33. S. K. Sharma and A. Kumar, “Ride performance of a high speed rail vehicle using controlled semi active suspension system,” Smart Materials and Structures, vol. 26, no. 5, p. 055026, May 2017, doi: 10.1088/1361-665X/aa68f7. (SCI, IF:3.585)
  • 34. S. K. Sharma and A. Kumar, “Impact of electric locomotive traction of the passenger vehicle Ride quality in longitudinal train dynamics in the context of Indian railways,” Mechanics & Industry, vol. 18, no. 2, p. 222, Mar. 2017, doi: 10.1051/meca/2016047. (SCI, IF:0.913)
  • 35. S. K. Sharma, R. C. Sharma, A. Kumar, and S. Palli, “Challenges in Rail Vehicle-Track Modeling and Simulation,” International Journal of Vehicle Structures and Systems, vol. 7, no. 1, Feb. 2015, doi: 10.4273/ijvss.7.1.01. (Scopus)
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Research Area(s)

  • Dynamics of High-Speed Rail Vehicle System
    Machine Design, Finite Element Analysis
    Mechanical Vibration and Control
    Structural Health Monitoring
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Key Research Projects

  • Design & Innovation Center for Smart Mechanical Components of Extreme Environment, National Research Foundation, South Korea Jan 2020 to Sept 2020

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