K. Ramesh, FNAE
Department of Applied Mechanics
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Chennai, India-600 036
91-44-22574051/4058/4050 (O) 22437175 (home)


          Areas of Interest  
  • Computer Application in
    Experimental Mechanics
  • Digital Photoelasticity
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Composite Materials
  • Educational Technology

1. e-book on Experimental Stress Analysis, K. Ramesh, Published by IIT Madras, India, 2009.

2. Handbook of Experimental Solid Mechanics, K. Ramesh, Contributed a chapter on Photoelasticity, Springer, USA. (Forthcoming in 2008)



3. e-book on Engineering Fracture Mechanics, K. Ramesh, Published by IIT Madras, India, 2007.

....The author has craftily exploited the potential of the electronic media with excellent animations, attractive colour sketches, many photographs of failed Specimens......They help in understanding the sophisticated concepts of fracture mechanics.........
Prof. Prashant Kumar, Dept of Mechanical Engg, IIT Kanpur. (Author of Elements of Fracture Mechanics, 1999, Wheeler Publishing, India)

.....Captivating photoelastic illustrations constitute a vivid part of the teaching and learning theme throughout this e-book......
Prof. Yogendra Simha, Dept of Mechanical Engg, IISc Bngalore. (Author of Elements of Fracture Mechanics for Modern Engineering, 2001, Universities Press)

........What impressed me most is the tenacity of the author to create a book in a form suitable for teaching.......
Prof. B. Dattaguru, Emeritus Professor, Dept of Mechanical Engg, IISc Bangalore.

Digital Photoelasticity - Advanced Techniques and Applications, K. Ramesh,
Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, New York, Tokyo, 2000.
.......The author has produced a first class textbook that should find widespread use among the students, researchers and design engineers in many branches of engineering.......         Applied Mechanics Reviews 55(4) B69-B71 JUL 2002

.......The book is accompanied by a CD-ROM of the C source code of  the programs  referred to in the text along with
some photoelasticity simulations and some hardware-specific code......
Strain 38 85-86 2002

Bible of digital photoelasticity
......This is the first monograph in its field and forms a useful contribution......
Measurement Science and Technology. 11(December 2000) 1826-1827

5. Mechanical Sciences, G. K. Lal, Vijay Gupta, N. G. R. Iyengar, B. N. Banerjee and K. Ramesh,
    Narosa Publishing House, 1998. Published under the Institution of Engineers book series.

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