Academic Profile &
B. Tech. (Mechanical Engg - Jawaharlal Nehru
Technological University), India
1991-93 M. Tech (Solid Mechanics & Design
- IIT Kanpur) India
1993-94 Senior Project Associate, IIT Kanpur
1994-98 Ph.D. (Mechanics of Materials - University of Cambridge, UK)
1999-00 Research Associate, Cambridge University
Engineering Department, UK
2000-01 Research Scientist, National Institute of Standards
& Technology (NIST), USA
June 2001- March 2010 Assistant Professor, NTU
April 2010 – Associate Professor, NTU
Advisor – Leadership Development Programme (MAE) (Aug 2010 – July 2014)
Acting Head – Manufacturing Division (July 2013 – Dec 2015)
Sandwich panels design
Adhesion and friction modelling (nanotribology)
Adhesive Bonded Joints
Prizes and Awards
Ø Nanyang Award 2009 for Excellence in Teaching (Also Teach-of-the-Year 2009 Award by the
School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering) MAE students are indeed very kind in their vote for me.
School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, NTU. Again, MAE students are indeed very kind in voting for
Titanium Award @ 2006 URECA Poster Exhibition in NTU.
Recipient of Cambridge Nehru Scholarship (1994) and UK Overseas Research Student (ORS) award for Ph.D. programme at University of Cambridge,
University Gold Medal (HMT Medal) for securing First Rank at the JNT University,
Satyanarayana Gold Medal
recipient for securing First Rank at the Junior College.
Secured 98.55 percentile
in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) - 1991 (an All India level
examination for Master's Course in India) and IIT Kanpur Institute
Scholarship during M.Tech.
Ø Recipient of Telugu Vignana Parithoshikam (1987) - given to the top 25 students in each district
of Andhra Pradesh at 10+2 level.
Current Teaching (2015-16)
Fundamental Engineering Materials
- Mr. Lim Yee Wei
(working on the design of sandwich panels for energy management and
their robust design)
- Dr. Rengarajan
Karthic Narayanan (worked on Modeling
of Microstructure Evolution During Cold Wire
Drawing Process and Properties Determination) Currently
working as an Assistant Professor, India.
- Dr. Shashi Bhushan Kumar (worked adhesively bonded
composite joints) Currently employed with DNV GL, Singapore
- Dr. Kotlanka Rama Krishna (worked on bone fracture
fixation problem) Process Development Manager, Analog Devices, USA.
- Dr. Zheng Zuwei (worked on the adhesion mechanics
of thin visco-elastic layers) Employed with Mammoet, Singapore
- Dr. Kapil Mohan (worked on the design of sandwich
panels) Employed with DNV GL, Singapore.
Ahmad Serjouei (worked on the optimal design of bi-layer armor materials) Employed as Lecturer in
Nottingham Trent University
Tang Jiann Haur
(worked on the Fracture and Fatigue of Adhesive Bonded Joints) Working
as a research engineer, Singapore
A.M. Rashedi (worked on the optimal selection of materials for wind
turbine blades and tower) Employed as a Research Associate Australia
Rajaneesh Anantharaju (Worked on the Indentation and Impact of Sandwich
Structures) currently research appointment in Belgium.
Loo Zhi Yuan, Shane (worked on the CNT reinforced in sol-gel silica for
low-k dielectric application) Employed with Singapore Public
- Dr Nguyuen Hai Dang, Working
as a lecturer in Vietnam
- Dr Gautam Rinoj
Adhithya Plato Siddharth Arunachalam
- Dr. Dharesh Kumar working with
- Idapalapati Sridhar,
Chapter 9 in Environmentally Conscious Mechanical Design,
Edited by Myer Kutz, John-Wiley
& Sons (2007) pp 319 – 350.
N. Ghista, I. Sridhar, K. Ramakrishna ‘Analysis for internal fixation of a fractured bone by means of
Chapter 11 in “Applied Biomedical Engineering
editor D. N. Ghista, Taylor
& Francis (CRC press), 2008, pp. 303 – 354.
N. Ghista, I. Sridhar, K. Ramakrishna ‘The human lumbar vertebral body: Analysis of its
functionally-optimal design’ Chapter 12 in “Applied Biomedical
Engineering Mechanics” editor D. N. Ghista, Taylor
& Francis (CRC press), 2008, pp. 355 - 378
N. Ghista, I. Sridhar, K. Ramakrishna ‘The human spinal
vertebral disc: Its optimal structural design characteristics’ Chapter 13 in “Applied Biomedical Engineering Mechanics” editor D. N. Ghista, Taylor & Francis (CRC press),
2008, pp. 379 – 394.
J.H. Tang, I. Sridhar, G.B. Chai, C.H. Ong, ‘Modelling of Composite
Sandwich T-Joints Under Tension and Bending’, Chapter 7 “Advances in Modeling
and Design of Adhesively Bonded Systems”, S. Kumar and K.L. Mittal (eds.) Wiley-
Scrivener Publishing LLC, 2013, pp 191-218.
Journal Publications (all these papers are available on-line on
respective journal websites)
- "Adhesion mechanics of Surface
Force Apparatus", With KL Johnson and NA Fleck, Journal
of Physics D: Applied Physics 30  (1997), p.
- "Finite element
modelling of scattering of ultrasonic waves by isolated flaws" With
NN Kishore and NGR Iyengar, NDT&E International, 33  (2000),
- "Cold compaction
of an array of cylindrical fibres" With NA Fleck and AR Akisanya International
Journal of Mechanical Sciences 43  (2001), p.
- "Yield behaviour
of cold compacted composite powders" With NA Fleck Acta
Materialia 48  (2000), p. 3341-3352.
- "Adhesion between
a spherical indenter and an elastic solid with a compliant elastic
coating" With KL Johnson Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 34
 (2001), p. 683-689.
- "End compression
of sandwich columns" With NA Fleck Composites A: Science
and Technology 33  (2002), p. 353-359.
- “On the adhesion mechanics
of Multi-Layer Elastic Systems" With S. Sivashanker, Surface and
Coatings Technology 167[2-3] (2003), 181-187.
- “Adhesion Between an
AFM Probe and an Incompressible Elastic Film”, With Z. Zuwei, KL Johnson
and WT Ang, International Journal of Nanoscience 3
[4-5] (2004), 599-608.
- “Analysis of Internal Fixation of a
Long Bone Fracture”, with K. Ramakrishna, S. Sivashanker, V. Ganesh,
D.N. Ghista, Journal of
Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, 5 (2004), pp
- “Prediction and Characterisation of
Compressive Failure in Advanced Aerospace Composite” with A C Yong Journal
of Institute of Engineers (Singapore), Vol. 45, # 1,57-71, 2005. This
paper has won a Merit Award in undergraduate final year project (FYP)
- “A Detailed Analysis of Adhesion
Mechanics between a Compliant Elastic Coating and a Spherical Probe”,
with Z. W. Zheng, K.L. Johnson, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
37 (2004), 2886-2895.
- “The multiaxial Yield Behavior
of an Aluminum Alloy Foam”, With NA Fleck, Journal of Materials
Science 40 (2005), 4005-4008.
- “Optimal internal-fixation plate design
for necessary and sufficient bone stress shielding”, with K.
Ramakrishna, S. Sivashanker, K.S. Khong, D.N. Ghista, Japan Society
of Mechanical Engineers Series C, 47 (2004)
- “Failure of aerospace
composite scarf –joints subjected to uniaxial compression”, with S.B.
Kumar, S. Sivashanker and Asim Bag, Materials Science and Engineering
A 412 (2005) 117-122.
- “Failure of Sandwich
Beams Consisting of Alumina Facesheet and Alporas Foam Core in Bending”
with Kapil Mohan, Yip Tick Hon and Hong Pheow Seow, Materials Science
and Engineering A 409 (2005)
- “Effect of friction and adhesion on
the load-displacement of a spherical probe in contact with an elastic
incompressible film” with Z.W. Zheng, Tribology International 40:2(2007)
- “Spherical indentation of an elastic
thin film on an elastic-plastic substrate”, with Z.W. Zheng, Materials Science and Engineering A 423
- "Human Lumbar Vertebral Body As An Intrinsically Functionally Optimal
Structure", with DN Ghista, SC Fan, K Ramakrishna, International
Journal of Design and Nature 1 (2006) 34-47.
- “Tensile Failure of Adhesively Bonded
CFRP Composite Scarf-Joints”, with SB Kumar, S. Sivashanker, S. Osiyemi
and A. Bag, Materials Science and Engineering B, 132[1-2] (2006) 113-120.
- “Design of Hybrid Sandwich Panel with Aluminum
Foam Core and Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic Face Sheets under
Three-Point Bending”, with Kapil Mohan, Tick
Hon Yip and H.P. Seow, Solid State Phenomena, Volume 111, (2006) 63-66.
of Face sheet Material on the Indentation Response of Metallic
Foams", with K. Mohan, T.P. Yip and H. Seow Journal of Materials Science, 42, (2007) 3714 - 3723.
- “The Optimal
Structural Design of the Human Spinal Intervertebral Disc” with D.N.
Ghista, S.C. Fan and K. Ramakrishna, International
Journal of Design and Nature
1(2) (2007) 146-160.
- “Mode – I fracture energy measurement
of adhesively bonded composite joints using modified Single lap joints”,
with SB Kumar, S Sivashanker and S Osiyemi, Journal of Adhesion
Science and Technology
20(10): 1109 – 1124, (2006).
- “Effect of surfactants on
MWCNTs reinforced sol – gel silica dielectric composites”, with Shane
Loo, Shanzhong Wang, Lu Shen and Subodh G. Mhaisalkar, Scripta
Materialia 57(12), (2007) pp:
- “Contact mechanics of
layered elastic materials: experiment & theory”, with P.M.
McGuiggan, J.S. Wallace, D.T. Smith,
Z. Zuwei and K.L. Johnson Journal
of Physics D: Applied Physics 40
(2007) 5984 - 5994.
- “Analysis of the Helical Plate
for Bone Fracture Fixation”, with K. Ramakrishna and Dhanjoo N. Ghista. Injury International Journal of the Care of
the Injured 39 (2008) 1421-1436.
- “Influence of humid
environment on the performance of high strength structural carbon fiber
composites” with S.B. Kumar and S. Sivashanker. Materials Science and
Engineering A 498
(2008) pp. 174-178.
- “A Comparative Study on the
Measurement of Toughness of Stacks Containing Low k Dielectric Films”, with Z.W. Zheng and S. Balakumar. Microelectronics Engineering 85 (2008) 2322-2328.
Green's functions for some electroelastic crack problems" With L
Athanasius, WT Ang, Engineering
Analysis with Boundary Elements
33 (2009) 778 - 788.
- “Fabrication and
Characterisation of MWCNT reinforced Aluminum Matrix Composites” with
Karthic R Narayanan, Journal of
Materials Science 44(#7) (2009) 1750 - 1756.
- “Spark Plasma Sintered
Multiwall Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Aluminum Matrix Composites” with
Liao Jinzhi and Tan Ming Jen, Materials &
Design 31(S1) (2010) S96 – S100.
analysis of multiple cracks in an infinitely long piezoelectric strip: a
hyper-singular integral approach”, with L Athanasius, WT Ang, European Journal of Mechanics – A: Solids 29
(2010) 410 - 419.
- “Effect of Cold Work on the Mechanical
Response of Drawn Ultra-Fine Gold Wire”, with Karthic R Narayanan
and S. Subbiah, Computational
Materials Science Volume 49(1S) 2010, Pages S119-S125.
- “Optimal Design of
Customised Hip Prosthesis Using Fibre Reinforced Polymer
Composites Materials and Design” with Adie P.P and D.N. Ghista, Materials and Design 31 (2010) 2767-2775.
- “Creep Behavior of
Spray-Deposited AlLi/SiCp composites”, with Liao Jinzhi and
Tan Ming Jen, Materials Science
and Engineering A
527 (2010) 4906 - 4913.
- “Drilling holes in composite laminates
using router tool”, with S. Subbiah, Transactions of the North American Manufacturing
Research Institution of SME Volume 38, (2010) 275-282 .
- “On the plastic zone
size and crack tip opening displacement of a sub-surface crack in an
infinite bi-material plater”, with Y. Dake, X. Zhongmin and Z. Jiang, Philosophical Magazine 91(26) 2011 3456 – 3472.
- “Indentation of single
crystal copper using rate independent crystal plasticity”, with Karthic
R Narayanan and Sathyan Subbiah, Applied
Physics A Materials Science and Processing, 105 (2011) 453-461.
- “Impact Response of
Aluminum Foam Core Sandwich Structures”, with Kapil Mohan, Yip Tick Hon
and Chen Zhong, Materials Science and Engineering A 529 (2011) 94-101.
- “Fracture capacity of
girth welded pipelines with 3D surface cracks subjected to biaxial loading
conditions", with Yi Dake, Xiao Zhongmin and Shashi Bhushan Kumar, International Journal of Pressure
Vessels and Piping 92 (2012)
115 - 126.
- “Impact modelling of
foam cored sandwich plates with ductile or brittle faceplates”, with
Rajaneesh Anantharaju, Sellakkutti Rajendran, Composite Structures
94 (2012) 1745 - 1754.
material selection for wind turbine blade and tower: Ashby's approach”
with A. Rashedi, and K.J. Tseng, Materials
and Design 37 (2012) 521-532.
and numerical investigations of the texture evolution in copper wire
drawing”, with Karthic R Narayanan and Sathyan Subbiah, Applied Physics A Materials Science and
Processing, 107(2) (2012)
- “On the design of
Bi-Layer Armor Materials”, with A. Serjouei, W E Hua, Solid State Phenomena, 185 (2012) 48 -50.
- “Design of
Alporas Foam Cored Hybrid Sandwich Plates Using Kirging Optimisation”
with Lim Yee Wei, Choi Hae-Jin,
Composite Structures 96 (2013)
- “Intra-Left Ventricular Flow Distributions in
Diastolic and Systolic Phases, Based on Echo Velocity Flow Mapping of
Normal subjects and Heart Failure Patients, to Characterize Left
Ventricular Performance Outcomes of Heart Failure” with Le Thu Thao,
Dhanjoo Ghista, to appear in Journal of Mechanics and Medicine in
Biology (JMMB) (2012).
analysis of girth welded pipelines with 3D embedded cracks subjected to
biaxial loading conditions", with Yi
Dake, Xiao Zhongmin and Shashi Bhushan Kumar, Engineering Fracture Mechanics 96 (2012) 570-587.
Impact on Bi-layer Alumina/Aluminium Armor: A Semi-Analytical Approach”
with Chi Runqiang, Ahmad Serjouei and Tan Eng Beng Geoffrey, International Journal of Impact
Engineering 52 (2013)
- “Life cycle assessment of 50 MW wind firms and
strategies for impact reduction” with A. Rashedi, and K.J. Tseng, Renewable & Sustainable Energy
Reviews 21 (2013) 89-101.
- “Static and fatigue
failure analysis of adhesively bonded thick composite single lap
joints”, with J.H. Tang and N. Srikanth, Composites Science and Technology 86 (2013) 18-25.
- “Relative performance
of metal and polymeric foam sandwich plates under low velocity impact”,
with A. Rajaneesh and S. Rajendran, International
Journal of Impact Engineering 65
- “Failure mapping of
adhesively bonded single lap joints: nondimensional analysis” with Tang
Jiann Haur, Srikanth Narasimalu, Engineering
Fracture Mechanics 121-122 (2014) 116-128.
- “Failure mode maps for circular composites sandwich plates under
bending”, with A. Rajaneesh and S. Rajendran, International Journal of Mechanical
Sciences 83 (2014)
- “Magnetocaloric properties and critical behavior of high relative cooling power FeNiB nanoparticles”, V. Chaudhary, D.V. Maheswar Repaka, A.
Chaturvedi and R.V. Ramanujan, Journal of Applied Physics 116, 163918 (2014); doi: 10.1063/1.4900736
- “Fe-Ni-Mn Nanoparticles for Magnetic Cooling Near Room
Temperature”, Varun Chaudhary, Apoorva
Chaturvedi and Raju V. Ramanujan, IEEE Magnetics Letters, 5 (2014) 6800104
- “An Empirical
Model for the Ballistic Limit of Bi-layer Ceramic/metal Armour”, with Ahmad Serjouei, Runqiang Chi and Tan Eng Bee,
mass design of thin tubular structures under eccentric compressive
loading” with A.M. Rashedi, K.J. Tseng, N. Srikanth, Thin-Walled Structures 90 (2015)191–201.
- “Experimental validation of BLV model on
bi-layer ceramic-metal armor”, with Ahmad Serjouei, Runqiang Chi and
Zhiyuan Zhang, International
Journal of Impact Engineering 77
(2015) 30 – 41.
- “Multi-criteria decision making techniques for
compliant polishing tool selection”, with Adhithya Plato Sidharth Arunachalam and
Sathyan Subbiah, The International Journal of Advanced
Manufacturing Technology 79
(2015) 519–530. DOI 10.1007/s00170-015-6822-y.
- “Nondimensional analysis of single lap joint
subjected to out-of-plane loading” with Tang Jiann-Haur and N. Srikanth,
International Journal of Solids
and Structures 62 (2015)
- “Pre-stress effect on confined ceramic armor ballistic performance” with Chi Runqiang,
Ahmad Serjouei and Tan Eng Beng Geoffrey, International Journal of Impact Engineering (2015) 84 (2015) 159–170.
- “The role of quasi-plasticity on the extreme
contact damage tolerance of the stomatopod
dactyl club" with Shahrouz Amini, Maryam Tadayon, and
14(9) (2015):943-950. DOI: 10.1038/NMAT4309
- “Empirical ballistic limit velocity model for
bi-layer ceramic metal armor”, with Ahmad
Serjouei, Runqiang Chi and Tan Eng Bee, Geoffrey, International Journal of Protective
Structures 6(3) (2015) 509-527.
Failure of Circular Composite Sandwich Panels”, with A. Rajaneesh and A.R.
Akisanya, Materials & Design 89 (2016) 439-447. DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2015.09.070
- “Long-term life
prediction of woven CFRP laminates under three point flexural fatigue”,
with A. Rajaneesh, W. Satrio and G.B. Chai, Composites B: Engineering 91 (2016) 539–547.
characterization of glass fiber composite
laminate under experimental biaxial loading” with A. Rashedi, K.J.
Tseng, Composite Structures 138 (2016) 17-29.
Improving Ballistic Limit of Bi-Layer Ceramic-Metal Armor”, with Ahmad
Serjouei, Govind Gour, Xianfeng Zhang and GEB Tan, International Journal of Impact Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2016.09.015
magnetic cooling”, with V. Chaudhary, Z. Wang, A Ray, R. V. Ramanujan, Journal of Physics D; Applied
Physics, 50 (2017) 03LT03.
- “Influence of
geometry and hardness of the backing plate on ballistic performance of
bi-layer ceramic armor”, with Gour Govind and
Ahmad Serjouei, Procedia
Engineering, 173 (2017) 93-100.
Investigation of welded high nickel stainless steel flange-elbow joint”,
with K.M. Kelvin Loh, Stedston Yeo, Engineering
Failure Analysis, 78 (2017) 99-109.
- “Development of Z-type hexaferrites for high frequency EMI shielding
applications”, with SBS Magham, M. Sharma, SR Shannigrahi, Hui Ru Tan, V Sharma, Yu Song Meng, RV
Ramanujan and DVM Repaka, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 441 (2017) 303 – 309.
- “Criterion for
interface defeat to penetration transition of long rod projectile impact
on ceramic armor”, with Xianfeng Zhang, Ahmad
Serjouei, Thin-Walled Structures, 126 (2018) pp: 266 – 284. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2017.04.016
- “Printing and characterisation of
Kagome lattice structures by fused deposition modelling”, with Rinoj Gautam and Stefanie
Feih, Materials and Design, 137 (2018) 266-275.
- “Three-dimensional topography modelling
of regular prismatic grain coated abrasive discs", with Adhithya
Plato Sidharth Arunachalam,
The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing
Technology 96 (2018) pp 3521-3532 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-018-1731-5
- “A numerical and
experimental study of distribution of the residual stress on the shot
peened low alloy steel.” With Pham Quang Trung
and David Lee Butler, ASME Journal
of Engineering Materials and Technology, 140(4) (2018), 041006
- “Flexural fatigue
life prediction of CFRP-Nomex honeycomb
sandwich beams”, with A. Rajaneesh, Z. Yian and G.B. Chai, Composite Structures 192 (2018) 225 –
- “Failure Analysis
of a Failed Anchor Chain Link”, with Alfred Akisanya, K.M. Kelvin Loh,
Stedston Yeo, Engineering Failure
Analysis, 89 (2018) 258 – 270. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engfailanal.2018.03.007
78. “Influence of stiffener configuration on post-buckled
response of composite panels with impact damages”, S Nadeem Masood, Vishakh
R, Kotresh Gaddikeri, Mr Vishak R, S R Viswamurthy, Sridhar Idapalapati, Composite Structures 194 (2018) 433-444. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.04.005
removal analysis for compliant polishing tool using adaptive meshing
technique and Archard wear model”, with Adhithya Plato Sidharth Arunachalam, Wear
418-419 (2019) pp: 140-150. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wear.2018.11.015
80. “Effect of residual epoxy on single lap join
performance” with V.S. Dharun, A. Atin and N
Charles, Journal of Adhesion, https://doi.org/10.1080/00218464.2018.1538878
81. “Microstructure-mechanical property correlation in shot
peened and vibro-peened Ni-based superalloy”, With Dharmesh Kumar et al., Journal of Materials Processing Technology
267 (2019) pp 215-229. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2018.12.007
82. “Performance of strut-reinforced Kagome truss core
structure under compression fabricated by selective laser melting”, with Gautam Rinoj, Materials & Design 164 (2019) 107541 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2018.107541
“Compressive properties of additively manufactured functionally graded
Kagome lattice structure” with Gautam Rinoj, Metals 95(5) : 517 (2019) DOI:
84. “Microstructural Characteristics and Strengthening
Mechanisms in a Polycrystalline Ni-Based Superalloy
under Deep Cold Rolling” with D. Kumar, W. Wei and A Bhowmik Materials Science and Engineering A 753 (2019) 285 – 299.
85. “Uniaxial tensile failure of multi-core asymmetric
sandwich composite structures with bonded repair”, with Gautam
Prabhu, Vivek Katakam,
Vijay Shankar Sridharan, Composite Structures,
Volume 224, 15
September 2019, 111025, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.111025
86. “Effect of Surface Mechanical Treatments on the
Microstructural Property Performance of Engineering Alloys”, with Dharmesh
Kumar, Wang Wei and Narasimalu Srikanth, Materials 12(16):2503 · August 2019 DOI:
87. “Fatigue of Surface Treated Nickel Based Superalloy at High Temperature”, with Chin Kai Siang and Dennise Tanoko Ardi, Journal of
Materials Engineering and Performance, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11665-019-04468-3
88. “Temperature-dependent Peel
Performance of Adhesively Rebonded Hybrid Joints”
with D V Srinivasan and Atin Aggarwal, International
Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives 2019 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijadhadh.2019.102474
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