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Dr. D. G. Thombare

Dr. D. G. Thombare

Professor

Department: Automobile Engineering

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Education

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (2017)

Shivaji University, Kolhapur.

M. E. Mech Heat Power Engg. (1997)

Govt. College of Engineering, Karad, Shivaji University, Kolhapur.

B. E. Automobile Engineerinh (1990)

College of Engineering & Poly

Experience

Teaching Experience: 28 years

2005

Professor in Automobile Engineering RIT, Rajaramnagar

1997-2005

Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering RIT, Rajaramnagar

1991-1997

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering RIT, Rajaramnagar

Countries Visited - Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, China, Thailand, Ghana, Ethiopia, Singapore

Research Area(s)

  • Homogeneous Charge Combustion Engines
  • Alternative engine systems
  • Stirling engine
  • Automotive safety
  • Energy Resource Technology

Key Publications

A) Publications (in international journals)

  • Dhananjay G. Thombare, Jaypal S. Jadhav ‘Effect of Intake Air and Fuel Heating with Integrated Waste Heat Recovery System for Small Diesel Engine Performance’ Journal of Advancement in Machines, e-ISSN: 2582- 2233 Volume-6, Issue-1 (January-April, 2021), pp. 7-19
  • Dhananjay G. Thombare, Prakash Herwade, ‘Analysis of Effect of Working Fluid Pressure on Performance of Bio-Mass Stirling Engine’ , International Journal of Innovative Studies in Sciences and Engineering Technology (IJISSET), ISSN 2455-4863, 2021, Volume 7, Issue: 1, pp. 01-05
  • Dhananjay G. Thombare, Nitish B. Umale, ‘Analysis of Effect of Regenerator Geometry and Material on Performance of Stirling Engine’ IOSR Journal of Mechanical and Civil Engineering (IOSR-JMCE) e-ISSN: 2278-1684,p-ISSN:2320-334X, Volume 18, Issue 1 Ser. III (Jan. – Feb. 2021), PP 18-24 DOI: 10.9790/1684-1801031824
  • Dhananjay G. Thombare, Prashant S. Jadhav, ‘Assessing the Effectiveness of a Hybrid PPBL Model of Delivering Workshop Practice Course for the First-Year Engineering Students’ Journal of Engineering Education Transformation, Volume 33, Special Issue, ICTIEE 2020, January 2020, pp. 510-515
  • Dhananay G. Thombare, ‘Computational and Experimental Analysis of HeadInjury Criteria (HIC) in Frontal Collision of Car with Pedestrian’,  SAE Paper No. 2019-26-0016, Published on 09 Jan 2019  https://doi.org/10.4271/2019-26-0016 
  • Dhananay G. Thombare,  ‘Analysis of Effect of Tire Inflation Pressure, Inflation Fluids, Load and Speed on Tire Performance’. SAE Paper No. 2019-26-0368, Published on 09 Jan 2019  https://doi.org/10.4271/2019-26-036
  • Dhananay G. Thombare,  ‘Thermo-fluidic Performance Evaluation of Heater of Stirling Engine to Generate Power from Waste’ Energy Procedia 2016, Elsevier Publication, ISSN: 1876-6102, Dec 2016, pp 14-20.
  • Pradip Hasbe, Dhananay G. Thombare,  ‘Performance and emission Analysis of four stroke single cylinder diesel engine operated on cotton seed oil methyl ester’ International Journal of Automobile Engineering and Application, May 2016, Vol. 3, Issue 1, pp. 1-10 
  • Suraj Randive, Dhananay G. Thombare,  ‘Modeling and Simulation of Methanol and Diesel Fueled HCCI Engine for Improved Performance and Emission Characteristics’International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) ISSN (Online): 2319-7064, Volume 5 Issue 6, June 2016, pp. 112-115 
  • Abhijit Chavan, Dhananay G. Thombare,   ‘Experimental investigation of effect of lubricant viscosity on vibrations of plain hydrodynamic journal bearing system’. International Journal for Research & Development in Technology,  Vol. 3, Issue 4, April 2015, pp.31-36
  • Dhananay G. Thombare,  ‘Stirling Engine : Micro-CHP System for Residential Application’   Encyclopedia of Materials : Science and Technology, Pergamon-Elsevier publication, ISBN No. 0-08-04315-6, Article No. 02194, 2009, pp 1-9
  • Dhananay G. Thombare, S. K. Verma,  ‘Technology Development in Stirling Cycle Engines’ Science Direct International Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier publication, Vol. 12, 2008, pp 1-38 
  • Dhananay G. Thombare, Shital Shah, ‘A Practical Approach towards Muffler design, development and prototype validation’ SAE Paper No. 2010-032-0021, Dec. 2010 
  • Dhananay G. Thombare, Shital Shah, ‘Air intake system optimization for acoustic advantage on automotive vehicles’ SAE International journal of Commercial vehicles, Paper no 2010-01-1985, December, 2010
  • Dhananay G. Thombare, Abhijit Shinde, ‘Finite element method for stress analysis of passenger car floor’, International  Journal of Engineering Research and Applications, Vol. 4, Issue 4 (Version 8), April 2014, pp.38-42 
  • Dhananay G. Thombare, M. M. Mirza, ‘Personality mapping of entry level engineering students for assessment of engineering competencies.’ Journal of Engineering Education Transformations JEET, Volume 28 , No.2 & 3 , Oct. 2014 & Jan. 2015 , ISSN 2349-2473
  • Dhananay G. Thombare, Abhijit Chavan, ‘On the Calculation of Dynamic coefficients of Plain Journal Bearings for various lubricating oils’, International Journal of Engineering Sciences Research, June 2014, Volume 5, 
  • Dhananay G. Thombare, Shitalkumar Kumbhar, ‘CFD Simulation of Stirling Engine Heater’ International Journal of Engineering & Science Research, IJESR, May 2013,Vol-3,Issue-5,pp.3077-3084 
  • Dhananay G. Thombare, Suhas V. Karmare, ‘Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Alfa Type Stirling Engine with Effect of Regenerator Effectiveness, Heat Transfer & Properties of Working Fluid’ American Institute of Physics, International Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, Vol.4, Issue 4, August, 2012, pp 26-39,  ISSN No. 1941-7012
  • Dhananay G. Thombare, Jaipal Jadhav, ‘Review of exhaust gas recovery for I C Engine’, International Journal of Engineering and Innovative Technology (IJEIT) Volume 2, Issue 12, June 2013, pp 93-100
  • Dhananay G. Thombare, Dipak Virkar, ‘Parametric study and experimental evaluation of vehicle tire performance’ International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Volume 2, No. 2, April 2013, pp – 221-231 
  • Dhananay G. Thombare, Abhaykumar Khot, ‘An Overview of Radiator Performance Evaluation and Testing’ IOSR Journal of Mechanical and Civil Engineering (IOSR-JMCE), ISSN: 2278-1684, pp. 07-14   www.iosrjournals.org
  • Dhananay G. Thombare, ‘Design of SPM for Automatic N2 Gas filling into shock Absorber’ Quest Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture ,Volume 1, Issue 1, January. 2013, PP 26-30 

B) Publications (in Indian journals)

  • Satyajeet R. Patil, Dhananay G. Thombare,  ‘Positive influence, of Association of Technical Student Organizations with     Professional Bodies, on Academics: A Case Study of SAE RIT’ Indian  journal of technical education, Vol. 1,  2011, pp 67-75

C) Publications (in peer-reviewed conferences held abroad)

  • Ulhas Malawade, Dhananay G. Thombare,‘Experimental and Finite Element Stress Analysis of Three Wheeler Front Fender’ In proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Mechanical and Electrical Technology (ICMET 2011), Dalian, China, August 26-27, 2011, pp 453-458
  • Dhananay G. Thombare, Shital Shah, ‘Air intake system optimization for acoustic advantage on automotive vehicles’, SAE Small Engine Technology Conference SETC 2010, Graz, Austria
  • ‘Poor response of students to study type experiment’ International Convention on Quality Control Circles,  Organised by Beijing China
  • Dhananay G. Thombare, S. K. Verma, ‘Developing a generalized modular modeling structure for dynamic engine simulation’ International Conference on Stirling cycle engines, Organised by Ecos, Gmbh, Westerbreite, Osnabrueck, Germany, 26-27 Sept, 2006.

D) Publications /Presentation(in peer-reviewed conferences held in India)

  • Dhananay G. Thombare, ‘Computational and Experimental Analysis of HeadInjury Criteria (HIC) in Frontal Collision of Car withPedestrian’,  Simposium of International Automotive Technology, SIAT 2019, at Automoive Research Association of India, Pune on 14th -17th Jan 2019.
  • Dhananay G. Thombare,    ‘Analysis of Effect of Tire Inflation Pressure, Inflation Fluids, Load and Speed on Tire Performance’. Simposium of International Automotive Technology, SIAT 2019,  at Automoive Research Association of India, Pune on 14th -17th Jan 2019.
  • Dhananay G. Thombare,    ‘Effective implementation of induction program for first year under graduate Engineering students and assessment of achievements of the objectives’ The Sixth International Conference on Transformations in Engineering Education 2019, Held at Mall Reddy Engineering College, Hydrabad,  during 7th -8th January, 2019 
  • Swati Pusawale, Dhananay G. Thombare, ‘A shift towards cooperative learning for Engineering Physics laboratory for meaningful learning of students.’The Sixth International Conference on Transformations in Engineering Education 2019, Held at Mall Reddy Engineering College, Hydrabad,  during 7th -8th January, 2019
  • Prashant Jadhav, Dhananay G. Thombare,    ’An integrated approach of project and product basedlearning (PPBL) for engineering Workshop Practice course’. The Sixth International Conference on Transformations in Engineering Education 2019, Held at Mall Reddy Engineering College, Hydrabad,  during 7th -8th January, 2019 
  • Ashish Sonawane, Dhananay G. Thombare,    ‘Design and development of Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) system for smooth gear shifting in two wheeler’ FISITA World Automotive Congress, Organised by FISITA and SAEINDIA at Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, TN on 2nd-5th Octomber, 2018 
  • Prashant Jadhav, Dhananay G. Thombare,  ‘A novel approach towards first year engineering Workshop Practice course with the combination of project and product based learning (PPBL)'  International Conference on Transformations in Engineering Education Organised by IUCEE at Bennet University, Noida, UP on 5th -7th January, 2018
  • Abhaykumar Khot, Dhananay G. Thombare, ‘An Overview of Radiator Performance Evaluation and Testing’ Second International Conference on Emerging Trends in engineering (SICETE), Dr. J.J. Magdum College of Engineering, Jaysingpur, 22-23 Feb., 2013
  • Dhananay G. Thombare, S. K. Verma, ‘Design, development and evaluation of performance of Stirling engine based residential combined heat and power plant. International conference on Energy and Environment organized by National institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, 19 -21 March, 2009
  • Dhananay G. Thombare, S. K. Verma, ‘Heat Transfer prediction in a regenerator, heater and cooler of a Stirling Cycle Engine’ International Conference on Recent advances in Heat Transfer  organized by Karunya Institute of Technology and Science, Coimbatore,  21-22 Sept, 2006  
  • Dhananay G. Thombare, S. K. Verma, ‘Design and Development of Sterling cycle engine for power generation from waste’ 22nd International Conference on CAD/CAM, Robotics and Factories of the Future (CARS & FOF-2006) organized by Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore & International Society for Productivity Enhancement,   19 -22 July, 2006.
  • Dhananay G. Thombare, S. K. Verma, ‘An assessment of capacity of Stirling cycle engine for solar power generation operation’ International Conference on Resource Utilisation and Intelligent Systems (INCRUIS 2006) Kognu Engineering College, Perundurai, Erode, 4-6 January, 2006
  • Dhananay G. Thombare, S. K. Patil, ‘Fuel Cell Technology– A Future Renewable Energy Source’ In proceedings of Fourth International R & D Conference, Central Board Of Irrigation And Power, Aurangabad, 28-31, January 2003, pp CP 3-10 
  • Dhananay G. Thombare, S. K. Patil, ‘Dynamic online transmission loss minimization’ In proceedings of Fourth International R & D Conference, Central Board Of Irrigation And Power, Aurangabad, 28-31, January 2003, pp CP 11-16

E) National Conference 

  • Dhananay G. Thombare, S. K. Verma, ‘Design of Stirling cycle engine for optimum performance’ National Conference on Recent Developments in Mechanical Engineering (YANTRA 2005) College of Engineering, Pandharpur, December  23-24, 2005 
  • Dhananay G. Thombare, S. K. Verma, ‘Modeling of Stirling cycle engine’ Conference on Recent Trends in Mechanical Engineering 04, Organized by SRES, College of Engineering, Kopargaonm on 23-24 July, 2004 
  • Dhananay G. Thombare, S. K. Verma, ‘Optimisation of engine geometry for Stirling cycle engine’ National Conference on Recent Advances in CAD/CAM/CAE 04, Organized by Rajarambapu Institute of Technology. Rajaramnagaron on 21-23 June, 2004 
  • Dhananay G. Thombare, S. K. Verma, ‘Modeling and performance analysis of free piston Stirling Cycle Engine’ Conference on Recent Advances in mechanical Engineering RAME 04, Organized by Dr. K. K. Wagh College of Engineering, Nasik scheduled on January 16-17, 2004
  • Dhananay G. Thombare, S. K. Verma,  ‘Performance analysis of Stirling Cycle Engine Regenerators’ Indian Society of Mechanical Engineers (ISME) Conference, Organized by Department of Mechanical  & Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, on Dec 30-31, 2003 
  • Dhananay G. Thombare, S. P. Patil, ‘Experimental optimization of PSZ coating thickness on engine components of single cylinder diesel engine’ 17th National Conference on I C Engines and Combustion Organised by Combustion Institute and College of Engineering Tiruanantpuram on 14-17 Dec 2003.
  • Dhananay G. Thombare, S. P. Patil, Experimental Investigation of Performance of Diesel Engine with Ceramic Coated Engine Components’ NCECM 2001 Organised by Rajarambapu Institute of Technology. Rajaramnagar, 2001
  • Dhananay G. Thombare, S. K. Patil, ‘Rural Development through Village Adoption by Technical Institution’ State Convention of Indian Society for Technical Education Maharashtra Section held at Sant Shree Gajanan Maharaj College of Engineering, Shegaon on 21st & 22nd Dec 2002.
  • Dhananay G. Thombare, S. A. Patil,  L. M. Jugulkar, ‘Demand Supply Trend in Two Wheeler Indian Market: A Case Study’ NSMTA-1st & 2nd August  2002 Organised by RIT, Rajaramnagar 
  • Dhananay G. Thombare, ‘Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles’ National Conference on Modern Trends in Automobile Engineering 1st & 2nd August 2002 at RIT, Rajaramnagar.
  • Dhananay G. Thombare, ‘Battery Operated Vehicle’ National Conference on Energy Conservations & Management 2001 Organised by RIT, Rajaramnagar. 
  • Dhananay G. Thombare,  ‘Alternative Fuels – Scope for the Future’ 15th National Conference on I. C. Engines and Combustion’. During 17-19 Dec 1997 Organised by Anna University, Chennai

F) Book

i) Chapter in Book

  • The chapter in the book titled as 'Advances in IC Engines and Combustion Technology'  ISSN 2195-4356, 2195-4364, published in Sept. 2020 by Springer Publications.

Professional Distinctions

  • Membership of Professional Bodies
    • Fellow, Institution of Engineers (India)
    • Society of Automotive Engineers
    • Indian Society for Technical Education
    • Indian Society for Training & Development
    • Indian Institution of Production Engineers
    • Solar Energy Society of India
    • Combustion Institution (USA) Indian Section
    • Indian Society of Mechanical Engineers
    • International Association of Engineers
  • Awards / Special achievements
    • Best Teacher Award at by Giants Group for 2013.
    • Best Teacher Award at institute level for 2002.
    • Gold medal on Case study presentation at International Convention on Quality Control Circles held at International Convention Centre, Beijing, China during 25-27 Oct 2007
    • Listed in Who’s Who Scientist List
  • Member of Editorial Board of
    • Journal of Automotive and Applied Mechanics, Scientific Journals Publisher, Islamic Azad University, Iran
    • International Journal of Energy and Power Engineering, Science PG.
  • Reviewer for 
    • International Journal of Applied Energy, Journal published by Elsevier under Science Direct.
    • Journal of Applied Mechanical Engineering, OMICS Publishing Group 
    • Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi
    • Applied Energy, Journal published by Elsevier under Science Direct.
    • American Journal of Energy Engineering
    • International Journal of Energy and Power Engineering, Science Publishing Group
    • Journal of Automobile Engineering and Application 
    • International Journal of Sustainable Energy, Taylor & Francis
    • Journal of Automotive and Applied Mechanics, Scientific Journals Publisher, Islamic Azad University, Iran
  • Fellowship
    • Member,  BOS in Mechanical Engineering, Shivaji University, Kolhapur 
    • Ex. Head, Department of Automobile Engineering, RIT (2005-2010)
    • Ex. Dean, Student Development, RIT (2010-2015)
    • Ex. Chairman, BOS in Automobile Engineering, Shivaji University, Kolhapur (2005-2010)
    • Ex. Member, BOS in Automobile Engineering, Vigyan university, Guntur, AP (2008-2010)
    • Ex. Member, Academic Council, Shivaji University, Kolhapur (2005-2010)
    • Member, Board of Governors, Holywood Academy’s, Sanjeevan Institute of Technology, Panhala (2012-2015)

Key Research Projects

  • Intellectual Property Right (Patents) 
    • Filed a patent on „Continuously Variable Length Circular Intake Manifold System’ on 5th October 2016. Application No. 201621034077 
  • Funded Project
    • Design and development of electronically controlled Ethanol Diesel duel fueled HCCI engine, Fund Received Rs. 70,000/- 
    • Analysis of effect of various working fluids on Stirling engine performance, Fund Received Rs. 50,000/-
    • Parametric study of effect of inflation fluid and experimental evaluation of vehicle tire performance, Fund Received Rs. 40,000/- 
  • Products Developed
    • Ethanol Diesel Duel Fuel HCCI Engine
    • Continuously Variable Length Circular Intake Manifold System
    • Bio mass fueled Alfa type Stirling engine
    • Kinetic Energy Recovery System for bicycle
    • Braking System for Bulluck-Cart
    • Battery Operated electric Vehicle
    • Mechanical variable compression ratio engine
    • Bio Gas plant for kitchen waste