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Dr. Kishore Brahma

Sr Advisor - Structural Analysis and Asset Life Assessment ( Aerospace & Mechanical)

Dr. T Pyne 

Education & Qualifications

Mechanical Engineer from The Institution of Engineers (India), Kolkata, M. Tech (Mechanical - dissertation in Condition Monitoring), JNTU, Hyderabad, India and Ph. D (Reliability Management & Knowledge Management), BIT, Mesra, Ranchi, India.


Served over 38 years in defense services (Indian Air Force), large process plants, petrochemicals, oil-refinery, metal industries in the field of Asset Management, Reliability Management, Operational/ Manufacturing Excellence, Machinery Diagnostics (Condition Monitoring, Noise & Vibration, Thermal Imaging, Oil Analysis, Acoustics Emission, NDTs), Rotary Equipment, Energy Management, Technical Training and Skills Development.


Chartered Engineer and Certified Reliability Professional (CFR, Chennai, India), Certified Reliability Professional (Reliasoft, USA), Certified Energy Auditor (BEE, Govt. of India), Certified Vibration Specialist (Emerson), Certified in CBMS (IIPM, Rourkela).


Delivered key-notes/ invited talks and associated with a number of professional bodies as Life Fellow/ Members. More than 20 publications in journals/ conferences and a Reviewer/ Editor of International Journals on Maintenance and Reliability.


Dissertation Guide for B.S., M.S., B.Tech., M.Tech. students for industrial projects in the field of operation, maintenance of critical assets in chemical, petrochemical, refinery, metals etc

Domain Knowledge 

Areas of Expertise

Advanced Predictive Maintenance Tools (CBM/ NDTs)

Condition Monitoring Tools, Advanced Vibration Analysis, Lubricant Analysis, Thermal Imaging, Motor Current Signature Analysis, Non-Destructive Techniques, Acoustic Emission.


Mechanical / Reliability Engineering

Reliability Centered Maintenance, Reliability Analytics, RGA, RBD, Weibull, Failure Analysis, Defect elimination, Failure Mechanism, RCFA, FMECA, FTA


Manufacturing Excellence/ Management

Asset Strategy, Total Productive Maintenance, OEE, Value Engineering, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, PMO, KPIs, Innovation Management, Knowledge Management, Change Management.


Asset Management/ Reliability & Maintenance

Asset Performance Management, Integrity Management, Operation & Maintenance and KPIs, Asset Life Assessment/ Asset Condition Management, Energy Management, Audits & Monitoring Tools.

Association with Professional Institutes


  • Life Fellow (FIE)                    -The Institution of Engineers (India), Kolkata

  • Life Member                           -Higher Education Forum, Navi Mumbai

  • Life Member                           -Society for Reliability and Safety, Navi Mumbai

  • Life Member                           -Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering, Navi Mumbai

  • Life Member                           -Indian Association of Energy Management Professionals

  • Life Member                           -Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Mumbai

  • Life Member                           -Quality Circle Forum of India, Mumbai

  • Member (Consultant)              -Saudi Council of Engineers, Riyadh.

Dr. K. Brahma 

Education & Qualifications

Aeronautical Engineer from Madras Institute of Technology ,Chennai, M. E (Aeronautical Engineering), IIScBangalore, India and Ph. D (Aerospace Engineering), IISc., Bangalore, India.


Experienced aerospace expert with over 32+ years of service in R&D, Engineering, Academia & Skill development sector.

Dr. Brahma research work was on fatigue crack propagation of metallic materials. He was awarded with Mrs. Sabita Chaudhuri Memorial Medal from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. (1989)


Dr. Brahma was involved in high-technology projects on Aerospace & Defense during his tenure as Scientist in NAL and has received recognition as an outstanding contributor on 2 different occasions.

As a part of professional career, he has worked in various fatigue related projects of aircraft like LCA, LTA, Fighter aircraft, Military Transport aircraft, Military Helicopters, Single Aisle, Long Range, Widebody from customers like NAL, Ministry of Defense, ARDB, ADA, Airbus (Germany), Airbus (Toulouse), P&W (USA).


Key Achievements

✓  Spearheading the establishment of Centre of Excellence in Aerospace Structural Design & Analysis in BNA

Instrumental in design and development of QP based, NSQF aligned course materials for Aerospace Structural Design and Analysis in BNA.

Instrumental in ongoing development of digital contents of Aerospace Engineering for 3 job roles
Preparation of analysis approach documents and F&DT justification reports for Airbus
Technical support to various repair related projects – SRM (Structural Repair Manual) for ESG (Extended Service Goal) and DRR (Daily Repair Request) for in-service aircraft and Extended Service Goal concession review
Maiden testing of a fighter airframe for which NAL bagged a project from IAF for total life extension of an operational fighter aircraft
Setting up of bi-axial shake table for which NAL has been generating constant revenue in the close to crore for past so many years
Setting up of test facility in NAL for fatigue test of tail rotor blade of helicopter under simulated flight load conditions as opposed to conventional constant amplitude loading
Calendar life extension of fighter aircraft, transport aircraft, helicopter and total technical life extension of fighter aircraft and tail rotor blade (TRB) of military helicopter
Instrumented flight load measurements of TRB of helicopter and tail plane of an operational fighter aircraft

Domain Knowledge:

Area of Work

  • Fatigue & damage tolerance analysis of structures

  • In-service repair

  • Structural testing for certification

  • Life extension studies

Organizations Associated with

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