School of Engineering
Field of Study: Mechanical Engineering
Office: 335 Kennedy Hall of Engineering
Dr. Chaphalkar received his M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai (Bombay), and Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University. He has worked in Bajaj Auto, India and General Motors, US.
He has industrial experience in the analysis and design of various vehicle components; testing and experiments; finite element modeling and analysis; development of engineering software; and training; vehicle crash simulations; interface with suppliers, consultants and universities.
Dr. Chaphalkar's interests include Solid Mechanics, Finite Element
Analysis, Automotive Crash, Product Design, and Composite Materials.