Amit Bajirao Deshpande

Research Assistant

Master’s Student in Automotive Engineering

I am a graduate research assistant in the SmartState Manufacturing Lab. I have been pursuing my master’s degree from Clemson University in Automotive Engineering. I have been strongly attracted to the field of automotive manufacturing. I have specialized in BiW design and manufacturing. The automotive industry is facing several challenges in order to meet the fuel economy and emission standards. One of those challenges is reducing the weight of the vehicle or lightweighting. Multimaterial joining research has been a crucial part of solving this challenge. My research in joining methods is concerned with developing prototype technology. In my role as a research assistant, I am responsible for designing and developing the test methodologies. My role also comprises designing modifications to the existing equipment and testing the new setups for industrial viability through analysis of process metrics: time, energy, and strength. I am experienced in metallographic analysis, strength testing, analyzing and presenting results of DOE style experimentation.

Publications and Conference Presentations

C1: Grimm, T., Varma, A., Deshpande, A., Mears, L., Zhao, X. (2021). “Characterization of aluminum flow during friction element welding,” Proceedings of 2021 SME North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC49).

C2: Deshpande, A., Grimm, T., Mears, L. (2021). “Chipping reduction using thermally-assisted friction element welding,” Proceedings of ASME 16th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2021).

C3: Deshpande, A., Grimm, T., Mears, L. (2020). “Investigation of thermally assisted friction element welding,” American Welding Society Education 2020: Virtual Summit.

C4: Grimm, Tyler J., Amit B. Deshpande, Laine Mears, and Jianxun Hu. “Force Controlled Electrical Pulse Assisted Forming.” In ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, vol. 84485, p. V02AT02A023. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2020.

P1: Abrasive Element Use in Friction Element Welding – Poster [2021]