Dr. Shanavas S

Dr. Shanavas S

Professor & Head of the Department, Dean R&D

Dr.Shanavas S

Professor & Head of the Department, Dean R&D

Dr Shanavas S is presently working as Professor & HoD at Mechanical Engineering Department of Royal College of Engineering & Technology, Thrissur. He has over 16 years of teaching experience and a year industry experience. He handled the role of HoD, and principal at various institutions. He started his teaching career as Lecturer in Department of Mechanical Engineering, MES College of Engineering, Malappuram. He is a Fellow member of Institutions of Engineers India. He is a Chartered Engineer designated by Institutions of Engineers India and National Governing Council (NGC) member of Indian Welding Society. He authored a book titled “Introduction to Marketing Management for Engineers”. He Contributed many research articles in refereed international journals and conferences. He serves as reviewer for many scientific international refereed journals (25 Nos.) indexed in web of science. More than 70 articles were reviewed till date. He has invited as resource person for many technical talks. He was a Gold Medalist in Masters for holding University Rank. Besides, he has Professional affiliations with the following bodies:
❖ Institution of Engineers India
❖ Indian Society for Technical Education
❖ Energy Conservation Society
❖ Tribology Society of India
❖ Indian Welding Society


  • PhD - Mechanical Engineering (Underwater welding)/ NICHE
  • ME - Engineering Design/ Anna University, Chennai


  • “Effect of Welding on Pitting and Intergranular Corrosion Behavior of Marine Grade Aluminium Alloy”, Materials Performance and Characterization (ASTM International), ISSN: 2379-1365, Volume 8, Issue 4, May, (2019), pp. 555-570. [Scopus index and SCI journal] 1 st Author https://doi.org/10.1520/MPC20180118
  • “Weldability of Marine Grade AA 5052 Aluminum Alloy by Underwater Friction Stir Welding”, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (Springer), ISSN: 0268-3768, Volume 95, Issue 9-12, April, (2018), pp. 4535-4546. [Scopus index and SCI journal] 1 st Author https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-017-1492-6
  • “Parametric Optimization of Friction Stir Welding Parameters of Marine Grade Aluminium Alloy Using Response Surface Methodology”, Transactions of Nonferrous Metals of China (Elsevier), ISSN: 1003-6326, Volume 27, Issue 11, November, (2017), pp. 2334-2344. [Scopus index and SCI journal] 1 st Author https://doi.org/10.1016/S1003-6326(17)60259-0
  • “Optimization of Multiple Performance Characteristics of Friction Stir Welded Joint with Grey Relational Analysis”, Materials Research (Scielo), ISSN: 1516-1439, Volume 21, issue 6, November, (2018), pp. 127-133. [Scopus index and SCI journal] 1 st Author https://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1980-5373-MR-2017-1050
  • “Effect of Geometry of Tool Pin Profile on the Mechanical & Metallographic Characteristics of Friction Stir Welded AA 5052-H32 Aluminium Alloy”, Journal of Manufacturing Technology research (Nova science), ISSN: 1943-8095, Volume 9, Issue 1-2, (2017), pp. 81-93. [Scopus index] 1 st Author
  • “Modeling and Analysis of Friction Stir Welding and Underwater Friction Stir Welding of Aluminium Alloy: A Review”, Applied Mechanics and Materials (Trans Tech), ISSN: 1662-7482, Volume 867, July, (2017), pp. 127-133. 1 st Author https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.867.127
  • “Weld Quality Prediction of AA 5052-H32 Aluminium Alloy Using Neural Network Approach”, Materials Today: Proceedings (Elsevier), ISSN: 2214-7853, Volume 5, No. 2, (2018), pp. 8256-8262. [Scopus index] 1 st Author https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2017.11.516
  • “Quality Prediction of Friction Stir Weld Joints on AA 5052 H32 Aluminium Alloy Using Fuzzy Logic Technique”, Materials Today: Proceedings (Elsevier), ISSN: 2214- 7853, Volume 5, Issue 5, (2018), pp. 12124-12132. [Scopus index] 1 st Author https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2018.02.190
  • “Weldability of AA 5052 H32 Aluminium Alloy by TIG Welding and FSW Process - A Comparative Study”, Materials Science and Engineering (IOP Science), ISSN: 1757-8981, Volume 247, (2017), 012016. [Scopus index] 1 st Author https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/247/1/012016
  • “ Development of Taguchi based Grey Relational Analysis Optimization for FSW of AZ31B Magnesium Alloy ”, International Journal of Vehicle Structures and Systems (MAFTREE), ISSN: 0975-3060, Volume 12, Issue 3, (2020), pp. 297-302. [Scopus index] 3 rd Author https://doi.org/10.4273/ijvss.12.3.14
  • “Stress Analysis of Composite Spur Gear”, International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology, ISSN: 2278-0181, Volume 2, Issue 12, December, (2013), pp. 38-43. 1 st Author
  • “Mechanical Characterization of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Epoxy Composite”, International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology, ISSN: 2278-0181, Volume 3, Issue 1, January, (2014), pp. 403-406. 1 st Author
  • “Experimental and Numerical Study of Retrofitted RC Beams Using FRP”, International Journal of Engineering Research & General Science, ISSN: 2091-2730, Volume 2, Issue 3, May, (2014), pp. 383-390. [Interdisciplinary – Civil Engineering] 4 th Author
  • “Strengthening of RC Beams by Wrapping FRP on Steel Bars”, International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology, ISSN: 2278-0181, Volume 3, Issue 11, November, (2014), pp. 259-264. [Interdisciplinary – Civil Engineering] 2 nd Author