Ms. Hiral Parikh

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering, SET

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Hiral Parikh is presently pursuing her PhD from Changa University. Her field of expertise is Tribology of Composite Materials.
She did her Masters in Technology from Birla Vishvakarma Mahavidyalaya, V idyanagar. Her thesis is titled “Kinematic Analysis of ADEPT VIPER Robot using Neural Network”
She completed her Bachelors in Technology from G.H. Patel College of Engineering, Vidyanagar

She joined Navrachana University in July 2013 as an Assistant Professor.

Teaching and Accomplishments
Hiral Parikh is currently pursuing her Ph.D from CHARUSAT, Changa University in the field of Tribological Characterization of Polymer Matrix Composites. Her research interest areas are Biodegradable Composites; Polymer and polymer composites; Tribological characterization; Adhesive and Abrasive wear analysis.
Hiral teaches Machine Design subjects to undergraduate students. She has guided many undergraduate projects and two postgraduate projects. She is a recipient of Dean’s Choice Award -2015 at Navrachana University. She serves as an external examiner at CHARUSAT to evaluate undergraduate students for the machine design subject.
She has authored several research papers which have been published in National and International Conference proceedings. She is the author of two book chapters with Spriger and ACME (Advances in Chemical and Mechanical Engineering) publishers. She has one international journal publication with Sage publication. She is also a member of Tribology Society of India and Indian Society of Technical Education.

Recent Publications:
Hiral H. Parikh & Piyush P. Gohil, Tribology of fiber reinforced polymer matrix composites—A review, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites.  34(16) (2015), 1340–1346, DOI:10.1177/073/684415591199 , Impact factor as 2014 SCI Index: 1.503

Book Chapters:
Gohil P.P And Parikh H.H “Investigations Of Friction And Wear In Pultruded Glass Fiber Epoxy Composites”, Proceedings Of International Conference On Advances In Tribology And Engineering Systems, Lecture Notes In Mechanical Engineering,DOI: 10.1007/978-81-322-1656-8_16, Springer India 2014,ISSN 2195-4356 ISSN 2195-4364 (Electronic) ,ISBN 978-81-322-1655.

Parikh Hiral H. & Gohil Piyush P. Composites as TRIBO Materials in Engineering Systems: Significance and Applications. A volume in the Advances in Chemical and Materials Engineering (ACME) Book Series: Processing Techniques and Tribological Behavior of Composite Materials, ISSN: 2327-5448; eISSN: 2327-5456, ISBN 978-1-4666-7530-8 (hardcover) -- ISBN 978-1-4666-7531-5 (ebook) 2015; 168-191.


  • Published a Paper on Sliding wear Analysis of Putruded Glass fiber Polyester Composites , Proceedings of National Conference on Design analysis and optimization in Mechanical Engineering (DAOME-2016) organized by  The M S University , Vadodara on 18-19th March 2016.
  • Published   a  paper on Design and Manufacturing of Wear Testing Machine, Proceedings of National Conference on Design analysis and optimization in Mechanical Engineering (DAOME-2016) organized by  The M S University , Vadodara on 18-19th March 2016.        
  • Published a Paper on Modeling a Tribological Behavior of Bamboo fiber reinforced polyester Composites, Proceedings of National conference on Thermal Fluid – Science and Tribology Application (TFSTA- 2016) Organized by Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT) Surat on 27-28th May, 2016.      
  • Published a Paper on Manufacturing of Composite materials – A Review, Proceeding of National Conference on Innovation for Development and Sustainability Organized by Navrachana University, Vadodara on 30-31 Oct, 2015.


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