• Jagdeep Singh
  • Harwinder Singh
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jagdeep Singh
    • 1
  • Harwinder Singh
    • 2
  1. 1.Industrial and Production Engineering DepartmentDr B R Ambedkar NITJalandharIndia
  2. 2.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentGuru Nanak Dev Engineering CollegeLudhianaIndia

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