Dr. Yogesh Pandya - Associate Professor, School of Automobile Engineering

Dr. Yogesh Pandya



  • B.E. (Mechanical) M.Tech (Design)IITB, PhD-Design (IITI)

Areas of expertise:

  • Machine Design, Vibration Condition Monitoring, Fault Diagnosis, Dynamic Modelling, Vehicle Dynamics, Vehicle Electronics, Finite Element Methods


I am in the field of academics and research since the year 2000 and worked as a professor and as a research guide with different Universities and Institutions in various academic and administrative capacities. Prior to this, I was working towards my PhD in the Discipline of Mechanical Engineering at IIT Indore as a full-time research scholar with fulltime teaching assistantship under MHRD Govt. of India. I was into academics even before this and obtained the M.Tech in Design Engineering from IIT Bombay during this period.


  • Pandya, Y., Parry, A., Failure path based modified gear mesh stiffness for spur gear pair with tooth root crack, Journal of Engineering Failure Analysis, volume 27, pp. 286-296, 2013 (Elsevier).
  • Pandya, Y., Parry, A., Simulation of crack propagation in spur gear tooth for different gear parameter and its influence on mesh stiffness, Journal of Engineering Failure Analysis, volume 30, pp. 124-137, 2013 (Elsevier).
  • Pandya, Y., Parry, A., Experimental Investigation of Spur Gear tooth mesh stiffness in the presence of root crack using photoelasticity technique J of Eng Fail Anal, volume 34, December 2013, Pages 488-500, (Elsevier).
  • Pandya, Y., Parry, A., Crack Behaviour in a High Contact Ratio Gear Pair and its effect on Mesh Stiffness. Journal of Engineering Failure Analysis 34, 2013, pp. 69–78, (Elsevier).
  • Ahamed N., Pandya, Y., Parry, A., spur gear tooth root crack detection using time synchronous averaging under fluctuating speed, Journal of Measurement, volume 52, 2014 pp.1-11 (Elsevier).
  • Patil V., Chouhan V., Pandya Y., Geometrical complexity and crack trajectory based fatigue life prediction for a spur gear having tooth root crack, J of Eng Fail Anal, Elsevier 2017(Review completed).
  • Pandya, Y., Parry, A., Fault detection of a two-stage gearbox with artificially induced gear crack using vibration monitoring, Proceedings of the 5th Indian International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IICAI 2011, pp. 1248-1260, 2011.
  • Pandya, Y., Parry, A., Finite element analysis and numerical simulation of spur gear pair with tooth root crack to calculate mesh stiffness, ASME-IMECE2012-93132 (accepted).
  • Pandya, Y., Chaurasia K., Non-parametric shape optimization of the knuckle joint for different materials using FEM, International Conference on MIANT-2015 at JNU New Delhi India, published in JMSME, vol. 2(2),pp. 178-183, 2015.
  • Pandya Y., Ali, A., Khan I., Prajapati, A., Design and CFD Analysis of the Waste Chill Recovery Heat Exchanger” presented in DPLC2016 at BITS (Pilani) Hyderabad.
  • Pandya Y., Patil, V., Agrawal S., Finite Element Modeling and Simulation of Gear Tooth Root Crack using LEFM” presented in DPLC2016 at BITS (Pilani) Hyderabad.

Research Experience:

  • Finite element modelling and analysis of cracked bodies such as Gear tooth using the principal of Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics (LEFM).
  • Analytical and numerical assessment of mesh stiffness of cracked gears (spur and planetary) for Condition monitoring and fault diagnosis.
  • Dynamic modelling of multi-degree of freedom system like the automotive transmission with faults.
  • Dynamic modelling and simulation of single / double stage geared system for fault detection.
  • Use of signal processing and statistical analysis techniques for early fault detection.
  • Use of photoelasticity technique for SCF/SIF calculation of cracked gear tooth.
  • Analysis of Fatigue Damage and Effect of Geometrical Complexity and damage trajectory on the high-cycle fatigue behaviour for Noise and Vibration Harshness.


There’s so much to learn and explore in technical education, and it can be tiresome if I don’t have the passion for learning new things every day.


To educate and train young Indians for market-oriented and demand-driven skilled and vocational education, irrespective of their background so that their employability can be increased in competitive job market or industries.