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Prof. Amirtham Rajagopal
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad

Research Interest

Damage Mechanics, Mutliscale modeling, Nonlinear Finite Element and Meshless methods, Mechanics of Composites, Concrete Damage modeling

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Multiscale Modeling Damage/Failure

Materials

Concrete

Masonry

Laminated Composites

FGMs

 

Methodology

Strain Gradient Elasticity

Cohesive Zone Modeling

Phase Field Approach

Non-local Apporach

Computations

Finite element method

Mesh free method

Isogeomteric analysis

Polygonal FEM, NEM & RKPM

Software Products

PGNL_COMP

ISOGEOM_COMP
POLY_FEM_LINEAR

POLY_FEM_NONLINEAR

Modeling

Inelasticity

Material Non-Linearity

Geometric Non-Linearity

Software Products

MESH_ADAPT

MFREE_2D

NEM_2D

NEM_2D_GRADIENT

PHASEFIELD_2D

 

Our Research Works

Rate sensitive Damage Model to Predict Damage in concrete at High strain rates

Dynamic crack branching simulation using phase-field approach

Phase-field approach Crack-Interface interaction

A Phase field approach to understand Crack- Interface Interaction

PF approach to model diffusion using C1 NEM

Modeling masonry damage using Cohesive zone Elements and plasticity based damage mode

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