Lakshmana Rao C

Professor

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA. (January - 1992).

M.Sc., by Research in Civil Engineering, ndian Intitute of Technology Madras, India. (September - 1986).



B.Tech., in Civil Engineering, Indian Intitute of Technology Madras, India.(September - 1982).

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lakshman[at]iitm[.]ac[.]in

 Research Interest

  • Impact Mechanics, Buckling Control of Structures using Smart Materials, Numerical modeling of brittle fracture
  • Ballistic Impact, Crack width prediction in RC structures using Fracture Mechanics, Interface Fracture using Element Free Gallerkin Methods, Wave Propagation in Cracked Bodies, Constitutive Modeling of Engineering Materials
  • Constitutive Modelling of Granular Materials and Clayey Soils
  • Characterization of Smart Materials, Boundary and Finite Element Methods, Natural fiber composites

 Office Location

   ASE159 , Department of Applied Mechanics & Biomedical Engineering,
   IIT Madras, Chennai - 600036.
   Office: +91 44 2257 4081, 5072(msg)
   IFax: +91 044 2257 4052

 Books

  • Lakshmana Rao C. (editor), “Recent advances in solid mechanics - Proceedingsof the Conference on Engineering Applications of Solid Mechanics (CEASM ‘95), Allied Publishers Limited, New Delhi
  • Lakshmana Rao , C., J. Lakshminarasimhan, Raju Sethuraman and Srinivasn M. Sivakumar, “Engineering Mechanics - Statics and Dynamics”, Prentice-Hall of India, 2003.
  • Lakshmana Rao , C. and Abhijit P. Deshpande, “Modelling of Engineering Materials”, Ane Books India Pvt. Ltd.,2010.
  • C. Lakshmana Rao , V. Naryanamurthy and K.R.Y. Simha, “Applied Impact Mechanics”, Ane Books India Pvt. Ltd.,2016.

 Referenced Foreign Journal

  2015
  • Bade, Simhachalam, and C. Lakshmanarao. Compression and Energy Absorption of Aluminum Alloy AA6061 and AA7005 Tubes Using Experimental and Simulation Methods. No. 2015-26-0169. SAE Technical Paper, 2015.
  • Bade, Simhachalam. Performance of Bumper System with Aluminum Alloys AA6061 and AA7003 Materials Using Numerical Methods. No. 2016-01-1351. SAE Technical Paper, 2016.
  • S. Hassan, C. Lakshmana Rao and K. Ganesh Babu, “A unit cell based three-phase approach for the mechanical characterization of quasi-brittle cementetious composites”, Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, Vol. 104, 2015, pp. 26-34, 2015.
  • Mohamed Shahid U.N., Abhijit P. Deshpande and C. Lakshmana Rao“Electro-mechanical properties of hydrogel composites with micro and macro cellulose fillers”, Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 24, No. 9,, pp. 1-11, 2015.
  • Jose, Sandeep, et al. "Stiffness control of cylindrical shells under axial compression using peizocomposite actuators–an experimental investigation."Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures just-accepted (2015): 1-43
  • Jose, Sandeep, Lakshmana Rao, and Arun K. Tangirala. "A novel approach toward actuator placement for cylindrical shells undergoing axisymmetric buckling." Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures (2015):
  2014
  • S. Hassan, C. Lakshmana Rao and K. Ganesh Babu, “Development of two phase unit cell for modelling the deformation and failure response of quasi-brittle composites”, Acta Mechanica, May 2014
  • S. Akhilesan, C. Lakshmana Rao, and S. Varughese, “Electromechanical behaviour of Polyaniline/poly(vinyl alchohol) blend films under static, dynamic and time-dependent strains”, Smart Materials and Structures, 23 (2014), 075016 (11pp), IOP Publishing
  • V. Narayanamurthy, C. Lakshmana Rao, and B.N. Rao. – “Numerical Simulation of Ballistic Impact on Armour Plate with a Simple Plasticity Model”, Defence Science Journal, Vol. 64, No. 1, January 2014, pp. 55-61, DOI:10.14429/dsj.64.4521
  • Bade Simhachalam, C Lakshmana Rao, Krishnasrinivas, Energy absorption characteristics of aluminium alloy AA7XXX and AA6061 tubes subjected to static and dynamic axial load, International Journal of Crashworthiness, Taylor & Francis, 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13588265.2013.878974 (Impact Factor:1.05 SCIMAGO/SCOPUS)
  • Bade Simhachalam, C Lakshmana Rao, Krishnasrinivas, Compression behavior and energy absorption of aluminum alloy AA6061 tubes with multiple holes, International Journal for Computational Methods in Engineering Science & Mechanics, Taylor & Francis, 2014 (In Press). (Impact Factor:0.7 SCIMAGO/SCOPUS)
  • Chinnaraj K., Sathya Prasad M., Lakshmana Rao C. and Nantha Kumar M. “Investigation of Manufacturing Residual Stresses in Cold Formed Truck Frame Rail Sections” Int. Journal of Engineering Research and Applications www.ijera.com ISSN : 2248-9622, Vol. 4, Issue 4( Version 5), April 2014, pp.162-169
  2013
  • Chinnaraj K. Sathya Prasad M and Lakshmana Rao C. - “Effect of Bolt Hole Residual Stresses on the Fatigue Performance of Truck Frame Rail Sections ” - Applied Mechanics and Materials (2013), Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland, Vol. 300-301, pp.1089-1098.
  • Rajesh P Nair and C Lakshmana Rao (2013), Numerical Simulation of Ballistic Impact on Particulate Composite Target using Discrete Element Method: 1-D and 2-D models,(Accepted for publication in "International Journal for Computational Methods in Engineering Science and Mechanics")
  • Vineet Kumar Reddy K, Rajesh P Nair and C Lakshmana Rao (2013), Numerical Modeling of Response of Beams Subjected to Blast Loading, (Accepted for publication in "Journal of Structural Engineering").
  • Simhachalam B, Lakshmanarao C, "Compression Behavior and Energy Absorption of Aluminum Alloys and Steel for Automotive Application, " SAE Technical Paper 2013-26-0080, 2013. doi:10.4271/2013-26-0080
  • Bade Simhachalam, C Lakshmana Rao, Krishnasrinivas, Compression behavior and energy absorption of aluminum alloys AA7005 tubes subjected to static axial load, Applied Mechanics and Materials Vols. 373-375 (2013) pp 1979-1982© (2013) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland
  • Bade Simhachalam, C Lakshmana Rao, Krishnasrinivas, the effect of hole in the compression behavior and energy absorption of aluminum alloy AA7005 tube”, Applied Mechanics and Materials (2013), Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.
  • Bade Simhachalam, C Lakshmana Rao, Krishnasrinivas, the effect of holes on the dynamic behavior and energy absorption of aluminum alloy AA7005 tube, Advanced Materials Research Journal (2013), Advanced Materials Research Journal.
  • Chinnaraj K. Sathya Prasad M and Lakshmana Rao C. - “Numerical and Experimental Investigation of Residual Stresses in Cold Formed Truck Frame Rail Sections”, SAE International, 2013-01-2796, Vols. 418-420 (2012) pp 1124-1131, Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland
  • Sunir Hassan, C Lakshmana Rao, Ganesh Babu K, Script Enhanced Unit Cell Approach for the Simulation of Compressive Behaviour in Fiber Reinforced Cement Composites, International Journal of Computer Applications, April , 2012. http://www.ijcaonline.org/archives/volume44/number20/6381-8851
  • Chinnaraj K. Sathya Prasad M and Lakshmana Rao C. - “Experimental Analysis of Residual Stresses in Cold Formed Truck Frame Side Rail Structures” - Advanced Materials Research Vols. 418-420 (2012) pp 1107-1113, Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland
  • Chinnaraj K. Sathya Prasad M and Lakshmana Rao C. - “Characterization of Bolt Hole Residual Stresses for Assessing Structural Behavior of Truck Frame Rails” - Advanced Materials Research Vols. 418-420 (2012) pp 1124-1131, Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland
  before 2012
  • Mini Remanan, R. Indira Priyadarshini, C. Lakshmana Rao and Srinivasan M. Sivakumar, “Experimental Studies on Buckling Load Enhancemennt of Rectangular Columns and Thin Plates Using Piezoelctric Actuators”, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, ISSN 0973-4562, Vol. 6, Number 2 (2011), pp. 131-146.
  • M.D. Ghouse, C. Lakshmana Rao and B.N. Rao, “Numerical Simulation of Fracture P)rocess in Cement Concrete Using Unit Cell Approach”, Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, Vol. 17, Issue 7, 2010, pp. 481-487.
  • R. Suresh Kumar, C. Lakshmana Rao and P. Chellapandi, “Biaxial Ratcheting Response of SS316 Steel”, Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 24-25 (2010), pp. 207-211.
  • Ashok Kumar Nallathambi, C. Lakshmana Rao, Sivakumar M. Srinivasan, “Large deflection of constant curvature cantilever beam under follower load”,International Journal of Mechanical Sciences 52 (2010) 440–445.
  • Chinnaraj K., Sathya Prasad M. and Lakshmana Rao C. - “Dynamic Response Analysis of Heavy Commercial Vehicle on Extreme Road Operating Conditions” - Journal of Physics, 181 (2009) 012070, IOP Publishing, UK.
  • K. Chinnaraj, M. Sathya Prasad and C. Lakshmana Rao, “Experimental Analysis and Quasi-Static Numerical Idealization of Dynamic Stresses on a Heavy Truck Chassis Frame Assembly”, Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 13-14 (2008), pp. 271-280
  • S. Sathiya Narayan, C. Lakshmana Rao and S.M. Sivakumar, “ Modeling of the Viscoelastic Properties of PVDF through the Fractional Differential Model”, International Journal of COMADEM, Vol. 11, No. 1, January 2008, pp. 2-8.
  • G. Baskaran, C. Lakshmana Rao and K. Balasubramaniam, ”Simulation of the TOFD technique using the finite element method”, Insight, Vol. 49, No. 11, November 2007, pp. 641-646.
  • R. Vigel Raj, C. Padmanabhan, S. M. Sivakumar and C. Lakshmana Rao, “Design and Testing of PVDF Hydrophone”, International Journal of COMADEM, Vol. 10, No. 2, April 2007, pp. 20-29.
  • M Kishore Kumar, K Sakthivel, S M Sivakumar, C. Lakshmana Rao and A Srinivasa, “Thermomechanical modeling of hysteresis in SMAs using the dissipationless reference response”, Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 16, No 1, February 2007, pp. S28-S38.
  • R. Mini, R.P. Indira, C. Lakshmana Rao and S.M. Sivakumar, “Active Control of Buckling of Columns Using PZT as Actuators”, International Journal of COMADEM, Vol. 10, No. 1, January 2007, pp. 2-8.
  • S Sathiyanarayan, Srinivasan M Sivakumar and C. Lakshmana Rao,”Nonlinear and time-dependent electromechanical behavior of polyvinylidene fluoride”, Smart Mater. and Structures, Vol. 15, No 3, June 2006, pp. 767-781
  • G. Baskaran, K. Balasubramaniam, and C. Lakshmana Rao, “Shear-wave Time of Flight Diffraction (S-TOFD) Technique”, NDT&E International, Vol. 39, 2006, pp. 458-467.
  • G. Baskaran, K. Balasubramaniam, C.V. Krishnamurthy and C. Lakshmana Rao, “Ray Based Model for the Ultrasonic Time-of-Flight Diffraction Simulation of Thin Walled Structure Inspection”, Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping Division, Transactions of ASME, Vol. 127, pp.262-268, 2005.
  • Sathiyanaarayan, S., Lakshmana Rao, C., and Sivakumar, S.M., “Electromechanical Behavior of Form I Uniaxially and Biaxially Stretched PVDF", Ferroelectrics 325: 155-164 2005.
  • G.Baskaran, K.Balasubramaniam, and C.Lakshmana Rao, “Development of an Advanced Ultrasonic TOFD System”, Journal of Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation, 3(2004) 24-32.
  • G.Baskaran, K.Balasubramaniam, and C.Lakshmana Rao, “Ultrasonic TOFD flaw sizing and imaging in thin plates using Embedded Signal Identification Technique (ESIT)”, Insight, 46(2004) 537-542.
  • J. Kumar, Lakshmana Rao C. and Mehrdad Massoudi, “Normal Stress Differences in Couette Flow of Granular Materials”, Int. J. of Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2003, pp. 5-16.
  • 9. Vinod I. Yadav, Abhijit P. Deshpande, S. K. Malhotra and C. Lakshaman Rao, “Analysis of moisture absorption in sisal fiber composites”, Journal of Energy, Heat and Mass Transfer, 25, p 67-82 (2003)
  • J. Kumar, Lakshmana Rao C. and Mehrdad Massoudi, “Coutte Flow of Granular Materials”, Int. J. of Nonlinear Mechanics, 38, pp. 11-20, 2003.
  • Mehrdad Massoudi and Lakshmana Rao C., “A Non-linear Constitutive Relation for Flowing Granular Materials”, Int. J. of Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 457-471, 2001.
  • Mehrdad Massoudi and Lakshmana Rao C., “Vertical Flow of a Multiphase Mixture in a Channel”, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Vol. 6, pp. 505-526, 2001.
  • Muralikrishnan J., Lakshmana Rao C., “Permeability and Bleeding of Asphalt Concrete using Mixture Theory”, International Journal of Engineering Science, Vol. 39, pp. 611-627, 2001.
  • Muralikrishnan J., Lakshmana Rao C., “Mechanics of Air Voids Reduction of Asphalt Concrete using Mixture Theory”, Internation Journal of Engineering Science, Vol. 38, pp. 1331-1354, 2000.
  • Abhijit P. Deshpande, M. Bhaskar Rao, C. Lakshmana Rao, “ Extraction of Bamboo Fibers and Their Use as Reinforcement in Polymeric Composites”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 76, pp. 83-92, 2000.
  • Rao C.L., and Connor J.J., “Mechanical Behavior of Butyl Adhesives”, Journal of Adhesion, Vol. 43, pp. 179-197, 1993.
  • Lakshmana Rao C., and Krishnamoorthy C.S., “Computational Aspects of the Gradient Projection Method for Truss Optimization”, Engineering Optimization, Vol. 10, pp. 1-12., 1986.
  Referenced Indian Journal
  • Rajesh P Nair, C Lakshmana Rao (2012), Simulation of depth of penetration during ballistic impact on thick targets using a 1-D discrete element model,Sadhana,37, pp.261-279
  • M.P. Ghouse, C. Lakshmana Rao and B.N. Rao, “Numerical Modeling of Cement Concrete using a Unit Cell Aproach”, Sadhana, Vol. 36, Part I, February 2011, pp. 35-51.
  • K.V. Sridhanya, K.Rajagopal and C. Lakshmana Rao, “Modeling of Degradation of Clayey Soils under Repeated Loading”, Indian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 39, No.2, April 2009, pp. 139-152.
  • Amitav Mishra, C. Lakshmana Rao and G.V. Suresh Reddy, ‘Axisymmetric Analysis of Bodies using Improved Boundary Element Method’,Journal of Structural Engineering,Vol 33,No:2,2006,pp.149-156
  • S. Sathya Naarayan, C. Lakshmana Rao and Srinivasan M. Sivakumar, "Nonlinear Elastic Constitutive Model for PVDF", Journal of Aerospace Sciences and Technologies, Vol. 55, No. 3, 2003, pp. 205-210.
  • D. Thomas, C. Lakshmana Rao and Srinivasan M. Sivakumar, “Finite Element Analysis and Verification of Vibrational Modes of an Underwater Acoustic Projector”, J. Acous. Soc. Ind., Vol. 29, 2001, pp. 73-80.
  • V.S. Bhoje, C. Lakshmana Rao, R. Sethuraman and P. Chellapandi, “A Novel Testing Facility for Fracture Mechanics Analysis of plates”, Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India), Vol. 81, November 2000, pp. 42-46.
  • P. Udayanan and C. Lakshmana Rao, “Moisture-Temperature Equivalence for a Carbon/Epoxy Composites – Technical Note”, Journal of the Aeronautical Society of India, Vol. 52, No. 1, February 2000, pp. 65-69.
  • Sethuraman R., Lakshmana Rao C. and Kameswara Rao, P., “Fatigue Crack Growth of Semi-elliptical Surface Cracks in Curved Geometries”, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 26, No. 1, April 1999, pp. 81-86.
  • Kalaga S. and Lakshmana Rao C., “Moments in Composite Beams and Slabs - A Comparative Study”, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 25, No. 4, January 1999, pp. 267-272.
  • Kalaga S. and Lakshmana Rao C., “Deflection of Composite Beams and Slabswith Stablized Mud and Bamboo Reinforcement”, Journal of Structural Engineering Vol. 24, No.1, pp. 47-54, April 1997.

  PhD students

  • S.A.Krishnan, "FE Simulation of ductile crack initiation and propagation in weld metal interface", Dr. Raghu Prakash (Co-Guide) (ongoing)
  • Agesh, “Impact Response of structures to Blast Loading” (ongoing)
  • K. Sri Krishna Sudhamsu, "Failure prediction of Elastomeric Seals", Dr. Abhijit Deshpande (Co-guide) (ongoing)
  • Indu Chanchal Polpaya, “Electromechanical characterization of Polyaniline/Poly (vinylalcohol) blend films",(Co-guide) (ongoing)
  • Harish Lambadi, “ Modeling of electromechanical response of PVDF”,(ongoing)
  • Sandeep Jose, “Buckling control of cylindrical shells using piezoelectric actuators”, (completed)
  • Sunir Hassan, “Numerical Simulation of Fracture in Cementitious Composites using Unit Cell Approach”, (completed)
  • Rajesh P. Nair, “Discrete Finite Element Method for Ballistic Impact Problems”, (completed)
  • Chinnaraj K, “Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Stresses and it Categorization in Commercial Vehicle Chassis”, (completed)
  • Mini Remanan, “Buckling Control of Columns using PZT actuator”, -– November 2008. (completed)
  • Sakey Shamu. “Flexural cracking model using bi-linear strain softening function and its application to RC beams”, (Co-Guide: Prof. Devadas Menon, Department of Civil Engineering) – March 2006. (completed)
  • S. Sathiyanarayanan, “Electro-mechanical Characterization of PVDF”, (Co-Guide: Prof. M.S. Sivakumar, Department of Applied Mechanics) – August 2005. (completed)
  • G. Bhaskaran, “Development of TOFD technique for NDE analysis of thin sections”, (Co-Guide: Prof. Krishnan Balasubramanian, Departmeent of Mechanical Engineering) - August 2005. (completed)

  M.S students

  • Sai Deepak, “FE Simulation of Crack growth based on GTN model for weld metal interface”, Prof. Raghu Prakash (Co-Guide) (ongoing)
  • Nulu Malleswararao, “Study of the effect of slenderness ratio and Joint flexibility on the modal parameters of composite Aerospace structure using Finite Element(FE) beam and shell models with bolted joint modelling” (ongoing)
  • Balaji B, “numerical simulation and experimental validation of carbon fiber tubes for automotive body structure” (ongoing)
  • Akhilesan S, “Electromechanical Response of Conducting Polymers” (completed)
  • Mohammed Shahid, U.N., “Piezoelectric hydrogel composites” (completed)
  • Sridhar Powar, “Creep-fatigue Interaction Curves in Gas Turbines”, (Co-guide Dr. N. Adinarayana, July 2012 (completed)
  • Mohammed P. Ghouse, “Numerical Simulation of Fracture Process in Brittle Materials”, Co-guide B. Nageswara Rao, August 2011 (completed)
  • K.V. Sridhanya, “Modelling of Cyclic Behavior of Soft Clays”, (Co-guide: Prof. K. Rajagopal), December 2007 (completed)
  • B. Nandulal, “Simulation of Interface Crack Propagation for Bimaterial Interface using Element Free Gallerkin Method”, May 2007 (completed)
  • R. Indira Priyadarshini, “Buckling Control of Plates”, (Co-guide: Prof. Srinivasan M. Sivakumar), December 2007 (completed)
  • Kumar J., “Numerical Studies on Couette Flow of Granular Materials Between Rotating Cylinders”, April 2002 (completed)
  • Amitav Mishra, “Semi-singular Boundary Element Method in Axisymmetric Elastostatics”, June 2001 (completed)
  • Vidya S. Bhoje, “Fatigue Crack Growth Study of Semi-Elliptical Surface Cracks in Plates Subjected to Bending”, (Co-Guide: Dr. Raju Sethuraman, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras), October 2000 (completed)
  • Kameswara Rao P., “Fatigue Crack Propagation of Semi-elliptical Surface Cracks: A Numerical Study”, (Co-Guide: Prof. Raju Sethuraman, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras), October 1999 (completed)

  M Tech / Dual Degree students

  • Vignesh S, “Energy absirption of foam filled tubes under impact loading”, May 2016
  • Manoj Prakash K, Experimental studies on large area PVDF hydrophones, May 2015
  • Sidharth Barua, “Study of stitched and unstitched E-glass/Epoxy composites as potential blast mitigation materials”, May 2015
  • Umang Surana, “Automating shirodhara”, May 2015
  • Shasanka sekhar dalai, “Electromechanical response of conductive polymer activator for actuator”, May 2014
  • Priyank Singh, “Discrete Element Method for Impact Simulation of 2-d Elastic Bodies”, Priyank Singh, May 2013.
  • Ilango M, “Buckling Control of Columns using Piezoelectric Actuators”, May 2013.
  • Vineet Kumar Reddy, K, “Analysis of a Fluid Filled Pipe Subjected to Blast Loading”, May 2012
  • Krishna Kapil, G, “Numerical Simulation of Buckling Control of Cylindrical Shells using Piezo-ceramic Actuators”, May 2012
  • Rama Rao, V N P K, “Development of Piezoelectric Asisymmetric Element”, June 2011
  • Syamala Rao, K. “Experimental and Numerical Simulation of Ballistic Impact on Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite Plates”, May 2008
  • Varun Babu, S., “Numerical Simulation of Concrete Target Under Ballistic Impact”, May 2008
  • Vijayabhaskar N., “Simulation of Ballistic Impact on Armour Plates”, May 2007
  • Shimjith M., “Simulation of Ballistic Impact on Steel Plates”, May 2007
  • Ramnavas, M.P., “Fatigue Studies on Railway Axles”, June 2006
  • Ragesh, P.P., “Buckling of Frames using Cosserat Theories”, June 2006
  • Bala Ganesa Moorthy, A., “Ratcheting Analysis of Pipes”, May 2006
  • Janardhana Rao, Y., “Numerical Simulation of Granular Flow in Silos using Finite Element Technique”, June 2005
  • Nangia, M., “Study of Material Properties of Asphalt Concrete Under Cyclic Loading”, January 2003
  • Adkar, A.J., “Experimental Determination of Fracture Parameters of Concrete”, January 2003
  • Panda, S.K., “Study of GFRP and JFRP Water Tank Panels”, January 2003
  • Raghu Rama Raju, S.S., “Two-dimensional Finite Element Analysis of Incompressible Inviscid Granular Flow”, January 2003
  • Rekharani, D., “Finite Element Analysis for Granular Flow”, January 2002
  • Pereira, D., “Testing of Smart Structures - An Experimental Study”, January 2002
  • Singh, K.N., “Application of Fracture Concepts in Evaluation of Moment Capacity of Reinforced Concrete Beams - An Experimental Study”, January 2002
  • Velu, P., “Design of Natural Fiber Reinforced Water Tanks”, January 2002
  • Singh, N.K., “Application of Fracture Concepts in Evaluation of Moment Capacity of Reinforced Concrete Beams - An Experimental Study”, January 2002
  • Jain, N.K., “Creep Characteristics of Recycled Asphat Concrete”, January 2001
  • Mohan Babu K., “Mechanical Response of Pipe Bends Used in Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactors”, February 2001
  • Annie S.L., “Static and Buckling Analysis of Silos”, January 2000
  • Patil D. B., “Numerical Methods in Nonlinear Fracture Mechanics”, January 1999
  • Narasimha Rao, G., “Thermal and Moisture Stability of GMA/Starch Polymer”, January 1999
  • Thomas D., “A Study of Vibrational Characteristics of Piezoelectric Tonpilz Transducer”, January 1998
  • Bhaskara Rao M., “Fiber Separation and Mechanical Characterization of Bamboo Reinforced Composites”, January 1998
  • Gnana Ramdev Kotamraju, “Thermomechanical Analysis of Axisymmetric Problems using Boundary Element Method”, January 1997
  • Kulkarni B.S., “Analytical Studies on the Flexural Behavior of Bamboo Reinforced Composites”, January 1995
  • Udayanan P., “Moisture-temperature equivalence of carbon/epoxy composites”, January 1995
  • Kulkarni B.S., “Analytical Studies on the Flexural Behavior of Bamboo Reinforced Composites”, January 1995
  • Bangarshetti P.S., “Constitutive Modelling of Biomaterials - A Case Study of Bamboo in Tension”, January 1994
  • Dhotre M., “The Use of Birefringent Coating Method for the Measurement of Fracture Parameters”, January 1994

  Bachelor of Technology students

  • Sai Kiran Dhalli, “Open GIS for Rural Application”, Department of Civil Engineering, May 2008
  • Nikhila Rao, K., “Buckling Control of Columns”, Department of Civil Engineering, May 2007
  • Nikhil Galgani, “Development of Graphic User Interface for Element Free Gallerkin Method”, Department of Civil Engineering, May 2007
  • Sanjay Kanaka Sai, T.S., “Simulation of Wave Propagation using One Way Wave Equation”, May 2007
  • Mahendra Gattu, “Buckling Analysis of Arches using Cosserat Theory and Finite Element Methods”, Department of Civil Engineering, May 2005
  • Naga Pranay, T., “Design of PVDF Hydrophones”, Department of Ocean Engineering, May 2005
  • Anjani Prasad, Y., “Control of Buckling of Columns using Smart Materials”, Department of Civil Engineering, June 2004
  • Senganal, T., “Buckling Analysis of Smart Structures”, (Dr. S.K. Satish Kumar, co-guide), Department of Civil Engineering, June 2003
  • Natesh, S., “Damping Characteristics of Recycled Plastics”, (Dr. Susy Varughese, co-guide), Department of Civil Engineering, May, 2003
  • Sriram S., “Development of Boundary Element Package for Axisymmetric Problems”, Department of Civil Engineering, May, 2003
  • Bokil, A.A., “Back Problems in Civil Construction Workers – Biomechanical Analysis of Bar Bending”, (Dr. Venkatesh Balasubramaniam, co-guide), Department of Civil Engineering, May 2003
  • Sunil, T.T.D., “Crack Width Prdictions in Reinforced Concrete Beams”, Department of Civil Engineering, May 2003
  • Shankar, V.N., “Testing of PVDF”, Department of Civil Engineering, June 2002
  • Kalyan Kumar P., “Design of Graphical User Interface for Thermo-elastic Axisymmetric Boundary Element Method”, Department of Aerospace Engineering, July 2001
  • Lavan Kumar Reddy, K., “Arching in Silos due to Gravity Flow”, Department of Civil Engineering, May 2001
  • Sivakumar, B.V., “Stress Analysis of Tooth”, Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 2000
  • Harish, D., “Study of Granular Flow in Silos”, Department of Civil Engineering, May 2000
  • Bharath Kumar K., “A Theoretical Study of Semi-elliptical Surface Cracks”, Department of Civil Engineering, May 1999
  • Pamanabha Niranjan, V.V.S., “Crack Propagation in Nuclear Pipelines”, Department of Civil Engineering”, May 1998
  • Saravana Kumar, V., “Thermoelastic Analysis of Steam Turbine Components using GLOSS”, Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 1998

  List of Courses Taught

  • Strength of Materials (AM 2200)
  • Engineering Mechanics - Statics, Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics (AM 1100)
  • Foundations of Solid Mechanics
  • Basic Engineering Design (AM 1100)
  • Applied Mechanics Laboratory (AM 2540)
  • Civil Engineering Laboratory
  • Impact Mechanics (ID 6080)
  • Engineering Fracture Mechanics (AM 6440)
  • Theory of Elasticity
  • Advanced Structural Mechanics (AM 5390)
  • Mechanics of Continuous Media
  • Constitutive Modelling in Continuum Mechanics (ID 6010)
  • Discrete Element Methods in Engg Analysis (AM 5450)
  • Boundary Element Methods
  • Approximate Methods in Engineering Analysis (AM 5390)
  • Experimental Stress Analysis (ID 5240)
  • Theory of Shells
  • Finite Element Analysis (AM 5450)
  • Special topics in Advanced Structural Mechanics (AM 5390)
  • Introduction to Research (ID 6020)
  • Experimental Stress Analysis Laboratory (AM 5400)
  • Experimental Stress Analysis Laboratory (AM 5400)
  • Structural Engineering Laboratory
  • Seminar (AM 5480)
  • Seminar (AM 5480)
  • Computational Laboratory (AM 5810)

  • Title : Experimental and numerical investigation of fracture behaviour of dissimilar metal weld joint.
    Agency : IGCAR.
    Amount : 29.8Lakhs.
    Duration : 2016 - 2019.
  • Title : Buckling Control of Cylindrical /Conical Shells for Aerospace Applications using PZT Actuators.
    Agency : Indian Space Research Organization.
    Amount : 29.48Lakhs.
    Duration : 2010 - 2013.
  • Title : Electromechanical characterization of piezppolymers.
    Agency : Aeronautical Research and Development Board.
    Amount : 17.296Lakhs.
    Duration : 2011 - 2013.
  • Title : Biaxial Testing and Modeling of Enhanced Nitrogen Steel – SS316L9N) used in FBR Structures.
    Agency : IGCAR-IIT Cell.
    Amount : 13.80Lakhs.
    Duration : 2009 - 2011.
  • Title : Characterization of Polymeric Piezoelectric Thin Films Used as Sensors in Aerospace Applications.
    Agency : Aeronautical Research and Development Board.
    Amount : 23.37Lakhs.
    Duration : 2007 - 2009.
  • Title : Pilot-scale Demonstration, Evaluation and Enhancement of Open Source GIS Tools for Use by Local People.
    Agency : Ministry of Rural Development.
    Amount : 23.43Lakhs.
    Duration : 2007 - 2010.
  • Title : Investigations on Modern Technologies for Construction of Road/Rail Emb ankments on Soft clay Soils.
    Agency : MHRD, New delhi.
    Amount : 23Lakhs.
    Duration : 2005 - 2008.
  • Title : Buckling Control of Nozzle Shell using PZT.
    Agency : IITM-ISRO Cell.
    Amount : 19.53Lakhs.
    Co-investigator : Dr. M.S. Sivakumar Duration : 2004 - 2007.
  • Title : Characterization of Vibration Characteristics Of Piezoelectric Materials Used in Hydrophones.
    Agency : MHRD, New Delhi.
    Amount : 9Lakhs.
    Duration : 2004 - 2007.
  • Title : Fracture assessment of secondary sodium piping.
    Agency : Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam.
    Amount : 25Lakhs.
    Duration : 1997 - 2002.
  • Title : Development of Biodegradable Natural Fiber Composites for Consumer Durable Components.
    Agency : DST, New Delhi.
    Amount : 11.92Lakhs.
    Duration : 1998 - 2002.

  Consultancy Projects

  • Title : Blast mitigation through fluid-structure interaction.
    Agency : Defence Research and Development Organization.
    Amount : 21.6Lakhs.
    Duration : 2010 - 2013.
  • Title : Simulation of Ballistic Impact On Armour Plates.
    Agency : Proof and Experimental Establishment, Balasore.
    Amount : 9.76Lakhs.
    Duration : 2006 - 2008.
  • Title : Development of Algorithms and Codes for Analysis and Modelling of SMA Components.
    Agency : GM Tech India, Bangalore.
    Amount : 10Lakhs.
    Duration : 2005 - 2006.
  • Title : Experimental and numerical investigation of fracture behaviour of dissimilar metal weld joint.
    Agency : IGCAR.
    Amount : 29.8Lakhs.
    Duration : 2016 - 2019.
  • Title : Production of a Video Series on Engineering Mechanicst.
    Agency : CD Cell Project, IIT Madras.
    Amount : 0.9Lakhs.
    Duration : 2000 - 2003.
  • Title : Design of High Temperature Steam Turbine.
    Agency : Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Hyderabad.
    Amount : 4Lakhs.
    Duration : Completed on May 2000.
  • Title : Thermo-mechanical analysis of turbine casing and rotor using boundary element method.
    Agency : Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Hyderabad.
    Amount : 4Lakhs.
    Duration : 1995 - 1999.