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Namas Chandra
Professor
Director of BioMechanics and Materials Laboratory


Dr. Namas Chandra

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Dr. Namas Chandra

Education

  • Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering) August 1986, Texas A&M University.
  • M. S. (Mechanical Engineering), April 1983, University of Houston.
  • AMIE (equivalent to B.S.) (Metallurgy) June 1978, Institute of Engineers, Calcutta.
  • Certificate, August 1974, Advanced Nuclear Engineering, Bhaba Atomic Research Center, Bombay.
  • B.E. (Mechanical Engineering) June 1973, University of Madras.
  • Certificate of Course: Compliance and Research Administration Training and Education, CREATE, (3 day course) Florida State University, March 2006

Scientific Interests

  • Computational Material Science, Mechanics of Nano, Bio, and Structural Materials and Structures, Finite Deformation, Multiscale Modeling and Simulation, Molecular Dynamics, Nonlinear Finite Elements, Cohesive Zone Models and Fracture, Superplasticity, Composites, High Velocity Impact, Interfaces in Solids, Thermal Properties of Nanoscale Composites

Curriculum Vitae

Scientific Interests


  • Computational Material Science, Mechanics of Nano, Bio, and Structural Materials and Structures, Finite Deformation, Multiscale Modeling and Simulation, Molecular Dynamics, Nonlinear Finite Elements, Cohesive Zone Models and Fracture, Superplasticity, Composites, High Velocity Impact, Interfaces in Solids, Thermal Properties of Nanoscale Composites

Books/Proceedings Edited


  1. Intro to ME: Design and Analysis: for Namas Chandra, Prentice Hall Publications, Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458, 340 pages, ISBN 0-13029-633-3, (2002).
  2. Superplasticity in Advanced Materials by N. Chandra, Materials Science Forum, Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland, 660 pages, ISBN 0-87849-845-5, (2001).
  3. Advances in Superplasticity and Superplastic Forming, by N. Chandra, H. Garmestani and R.E. Goforth, TMS Publishers, ISBN No. 0-87339-250-7, (1993).
  4. Advances in Finite Deformation Problems in Materials Processing and Structures, by N. Chandra and J.N. Reddy, ISBN No. 0-7918-0872-6, American Society of Mechanical Engineering Publishers, AMD- Vol. 125, 161 pages (1991).

Chapters in Books/Handbooks


  1. Namas Chandra, Superplastic Materials and Superplastic Metal Forming ,Handbook of Metallurgical Process Design, ed. G. E. Totten, K. Funatani and L. Xie, Mercel Dekker Publications, ISBN 0-8247-4106-4, 46 Pages, 205-250 (2004).
  2. Namas Chandra, Hierarchical Modeling of Deformation of Materials from the Atomic to Continuum Scale , Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Composite Materials and Structures, ed. Y.W. Kwon, D. H. Allen, R. Talreja, Spring Publications, ISBN 0-8247-4106-4, 48 Pages, 579-624 (2008).

Research Contracts and Grants


  1. Factors that Facilitate or Inhibit Enrollment of Domestic Engineering PhD Students; A Mixed Methods Study, National Science Foundation, $149,851, PI: N. Chandra, 9/1/2009 to 8/30/2011.
  2. UNL-Army Center for Trauma Mechanics, Army Research Office, $3,261,250, PI: N. Chandra, 9/1/2008 to 8/31/2010.
  3. Adaptive heat sinks: alloyed copper/carbon nanofibers, Cooperation Program between Midi-Pyreness and Aquitaine (FRANCE), € 306, 900, co-PI: N. Chandra, 2006 to 2009 for Amelie Veillere.
  4. Heat sinks with controlled architecture and carbon nanotubes and/or nanofibers, € 657, 550, Research Foundation for aeronautics and space, co-PI: N. Chandra, 2006 to 2009 for Guillaume Lacombe
  5. UNL-Advance, National Science Foundation, $3, 181, 000, PI: B. Couture, Co-PI: N. Chandra, M. Holmes, J. McQuillan, D. Mandersheid, 7/01/2008 to 8/31/2013.
  6. International Research Experience for Students (IRES): U.S.-Sweden Work, Engineering and Design in Nanotechnology, National Science Foundation, $140, 000, PI: D. H. Allen, Co-PI: N. Chandra, 9/01/2007 to 8/31/2010.
  7. U.S.-Brazil Dual Degree in Infrastructure and Sustainability Engineering Program, U.S. Department of Education, P116M060015, $208, 211, PI: D.H. Allen, Co-PI: N. Chandra, L. Felipo, J. Soares, 9/01/2006 to 3/14/2010
  8. EMME:US-EU Transatlantic Program, U.S. Department of Education, $407, 999, PI: D.H. Allen, Co-PI: N. Chandra, M. Negahban, 10/01/2007 to 3/14/2011 (a sister grant for € 400, 000 to European partners)
  9. MPSA-MCS: Data-Driven Parallelization of Time in Molecular Dynamics Simulations, National Science Foundation, $392, 890, PI: A. Srinivasan, Co-PI: N. Chandra and Q, Wang, 9/01/2006 to 8/31/2009
  10. Acquisition of a 32-Node cluster, National Secuities Agencies, Award pending, $84, 000 PI: N. Chandra, Co-PI: Usha Chandra 3/15/2006 to 3/14/2007..
  11. CRI: A Linux Cluster for Space-Time Parallel Algorithms in Computational Nanotechnology and Education , National Science Foundation, $249, 620, PI: N. Chandra, Co-PI: Usha Chandra and Ashok Srinivasan, 3/15/2006 to 3/14/2008
  12. MRI: Acquisition of a Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope for Nano-Texture and Nano Structure Characterization , National Science Foundation, Award 0521392, $766, 040, PI: P. Kalu, Co-PI: N. Chandra, , Anter A. El-Azab, Ke Han, Teng Ma, 9154/2005 to 31/12/2006
  13. Carbon Nanotube Based Chemical, Bio, Radioactive Explosive Sensor: A Computational Simulation, National Secuities Agencies, PI: N. Chandra, co-PI: U. Chandra, $294, 000, 8/1/2004 to 7/30/2007
  14. US-France Cooperative Research: CNT Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites-Experimental and Computational Approaches, $22, 500, National Science Foundation, OISE-0436642, PI: N. Chandra, September 15, 2004 to August 31, 2007.
  15. Cohesive Zone Approach to Multistage Modeling of Nanotube Reinforced Composites, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, PI: N. Chandra, $99,141.00, 1/4/2004 to 31/12/2004
  16. NER: Scalable Technique for massively parallel nanomaterials simulation for long-time behavior, National Science Foundation, PI: A. Srinivasan, co-PI: N. Chandra, $100,000, 6/1/2004 to 5/31/2006.
  17. Application of cohesive zone models to simulate delamination and failure in heterogeneous materials, Army Research Office, $256, 604, September 1, 2002 to August 31, 2005, PI; Prof. N. Chandra
  18. Center for computational Mechanics, $125,000, FSU Foundation, March 1, 2002 to December 31, 2003, PI: Prof. N. Chandra
  19. Impact of Next Generation Computing and Evolving Interdisciplinary Approaches on Computational and Information Sciences, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, $185, 412, DAAD19-01-2-0019, September 1, 2001 to August 30, 2004, PI: Prof. N. Chandra
  20. Computational and Mechanical Issues in the Multi-scale Modeling of Materials, $246,430, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, DAAD17-01-C-0121, September 1, 2001 to August 30, 2004, PI: Prof. N. Chandra
  21. ARO Workshop on Mechanics and Materials Science Aspects of Micro-macro interfaces, TC 01139, Battele Inc. (Army Research Office), $27, 286, September 28, 01 to May 31, 2002
  22. Experimental Characterization and Modeling of Damage in Composites Under Ballistic Impact, $308, 097, U.S. Army Research Office, April 1, 1999 to March 31, 2002, PI: Prof. N. Chandra
  23. Modeling of Interfacial Fracture Mechanisms in Bimaterial Systems at Elevated Temperatures Using Experimental and Computational Methods, $214, 363, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (University of Rhode Island), April 1, 1999 to July 30, 2000, PI: Prof. N. Chandra
  24. Atomistic and Mesoscopic Simulation of Grain Boundary Sliding in Bicrystals, $34, 958, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, May 1, 1999 to July 1, 2000, PI: Prof. N. Chandra
  25. Superplasticity of Gamma Titanium Aluminides, $39, 750, Pratt & Whitney Corporation, September 1, 1997 to March 1, 1998, PI: Prof. N. Chandra
  26. Effect of Processing on the Evolution of Interfaces in Metal Matrix Composites, $138, 801, AFOSR, June 15, 1996 to June 14,1998, PI: Prof. N. Chandra
  27. Micromechanical Modeling of Superplastic Materials', $267, 807, Army Research Office, June 1,1996 to May 30, 1999, PI: Prof. N. Chandra
  28. “Design, Analysis and Optimization of Ceramic Dies for Superplastic Forming,” $99,971, Boeing Aerospace Corporation, October 1, 1994 to November 30, 95, PI: Prof. N. Chandra
  29. “Monte-Carlo Simulation of Superplastic Deformation Mechanisms,” Florida State University, $6,000, July 1, 94 to December 31, 1994, PI: Prof. N. Chandra
  30. “Shear testing of LTM-23 adhesives,” McDonnell Douglas Corporation,$23,800 , January 1, 1993 to July 30, 93 PI: Prof. N. Chandra
  31. “Composites Testing and Training,” Lockheed Corporation, $45,000 , August 1, 1993 to December 1993, PI: Prof. N. Chandra
  32. “Mechanical Characterization of LTM-45 Composites,” McDonnell Douglas Corporation, $45,000, January 1, 1993 to July 30, 1993 PI: Prof. N. Chandra
  33. “Residual Stress Measurements in Metal Matrix Composites,” McDonnell Douglas Corporation, $40,000 , April 1, 1992 to December 31, 1992, PI: Prof. H. Garmestani, Co-PI: Prof. N. Chandra
  34. “Center for Nonlinear and Non-equilibrium Aeroscience,” NASA, Group leader for Nonlinear Phenomena in Aerospace Materials, $1,092,434, January 1, 92 to December 31, 96, Principal Investigator: Prof. N. Chandra, Co-PI: Prof. H. Garmestani
  35. “Micromechanical Characterization of Metal Matrix Composites,” National Science Foundation, $285,630, September 1, 1991 to August 31, 1993, Principal Investigator: Prof. N. Chandra, Co-PI: Prof. H. Garmestani and R. Chella
  36. “Deformation and Yielding Mechanisms in Rubber-Modified PVC Blends Using Speckle and Moire Interferometry,” National Science Foundation, $99,946, August 1, 1990 to July 31, 1991, Principal Investigator: Prof. R. Chella, Co-P.I. Prof N. Chandra
  37. “Design of Tube-Plate Joints,” Florida Department of Transportation, $74,056, July 1, 1990 to June 30, 1991, Principal Investigator: Prof. N. Chandra
  38. “Design of A Lunar Transportation System,” NASA/USRA University Advanced Design Program, Grant No. 39-1906-062, $105,000, August 15, 1989 to June 30, 1992, Principal Investigator: Prof. N. Chandra, Co-P.I.: Prof. P. Hollis
  39. Superplastic Process Modeling and Material Characterization Study of Selected Metal Alloys, “Design of A Lunar Transportation System,” NASA/USRA University Advanced Design Program, Grant no. 39-1906-062, $55,000, January 1, 1988 to December 31, 1990, Principal Investigator: Prof. N. Chandra
  40. Finite Element Membrane Analysis for Non-Axisymmetric Superplastic Metal Forming, ALCOA Laboratories, Grant no. 6150-505-42, $52,000, May 1, 1987, Principal Investigator: Prof. N. Chandra
  41. National Science Foundation, $182,000, February 1, 1989 to January 31, 1991, Co-P.I.: Profs. N. Chandra and R.E. Goforth
  42. “Process Modeling of Superplastic Sheet Metal Forming Processes,” General Dynamics, Fort Worth Division, Grant no. 6150-508-42, $147,403, July 1, 1988 to December 31, 1990, Principal Investigator: Prof. N. Chandra
  43. “Manufacture and Characterization of Superconducting Materials,” DARPA, $100,000, July 1, 1988 to September 30, 1989, Co-P.I.: Prof. N. Chandra
  44. “Mechanical Characterization of High Temperature Composites,” DARPA, $25,000, July 1, 1988 to September 30, 1989, Co-Principal Investigators: Profs. N. Chandra, R. Chella, and P. Gielisse

Refereed Publications in Journals


  1. G. Cao and Chandra, N. Evaluating the Biological Cell Properties Using Dynamic Indentation Method, Physical Review E, 81, 021924, 1-9, (2010).
  2. C. Vincente, J. F Silvain, J-M. Heintz, Chandra, N. Novel Processing and Chracterization of Cu/CNF Nanocomposites for High Thermal Conductivity Applications, The Composite Science and Technology, 69, 14, S1, 2474-2484, (2009).
  3. G. Khare, Chandra, N. and J. F Silvain, Application of Eshelby’s Tensor and Rotation Matrix for the Evaluation of Thermal Transport Properties of Composites, Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 15, 1-13, (2008).
  4. S. Namilae, Chandra, U., Srinivasan. A. and N. Chandra, Effect of Interface Modification on the Mechanical Behavior of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Composites Using Parallel Molecular Dynamics Simulation, CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering and Science, 22, 3, 189-202, (2007).
  5. S. Namilae and N. Chandra, Role of Atomic Scale Interfaces in the Compressive Behavior of Carbon Nanotubes in Composites, Composites Science and Technology, 66, 13, 2030-2038, (2006).
  6. G. A. Shen, S. Namilae and N. Chandra, Load Transfer Issues in the Tensile and Compressive Behavior of Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes, Materials Science and Engineering A-Structural Materials and Processing, 429, 1-2, 66-73, (2006).
  7. N. Chandra and S. Namilae, Tensile and Compressive Behavior of Carbon Nanotubes: Effect of Functionalization and Topological Defects, Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 13 (2): 2, 115-127, (2006).
  8. Srinivasan, Y. N. Yu and N. Chandra, Application of Reduced Order Modeling to Time Parallelization, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3769, 106-117, (2005).
  9. Srinivasan and N. Chandra, Latency Tolerance Through Parallelization of Time in Scientific Applications, Parallel Computing, 31(7), 777-796, (2005).
  10. M. K. Khraisheh, B.M. Darras, P. Kalu, M. Adams-Hughes, N. Chandra, Correlation between the microstructure and forces generated during friction stir processing of AA5052, Materials Science Forum, 475-479, 3043-3046, Part 1-5, (2005).
  11. N. Chandra, M. K. Khraisheh and P. Kalu, Effect of State of Stress on the cavitation behavior of Al 5083 Superplastic Material, Materials Science Forum, 475-479, 2931-2936, Part 1-5, (2005).
  12. S. Namilae and N. Chandra, Multiscale model to study the effect of interfaces in carbon nanotube based composites, ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 127 (2): 222-232, (2005).
  13. Shet, N. Chandra and S. Namilae Defect annihilations in carbon nanotubes under thermo-mechanical loadings, Journal of Material Science, 40 (1): 27-36, (2005).
  14. Shet, N. Chandra and S. Namilae, Defect-defect interaction in carbon nanotubes under mechanical loadings, Mechanical of Advanced Materials and Structures, 12 (1), 55-66, (2005).
  15. M.J. Tan, C. L. Chen and N. Chandra, Reexamination of “missing strain” during superplastic deformation, Materials Science and Engineering, 374 (1-2): 369-373, (2004).
  16. X. Chen, N. Chandra and A.M. Rajendran, Analytical Solution to the Plate Impact Problem of Layered Heterogeneous Material Systems, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 41 (16-17): 4635-4659, (2004).
  17. X. Chen and N. Chandra, The effect of heterogeneity on plane wave propagation through layered composites, Composites Science and Technology, 64, 10-11, 1477-1493, (2004).
  18. .S. Namilae, N. Chandra and C. Shet Mechanical Behavior of functionalized nanotubes, Chemical Physical Letters, 387, 4-6, 247-252, (2004)
  19. N. Chandra, S. Namilae and C. Shet, Local Elastic Properties of carbon nanotubes in the presence of Stone-Wales defects, Physical Review B, 69 (9), 09141, (2004).
  20. Shet, and N. Chandra, Effect of the shape of cohesive zone curves on the fracture response, Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 11(3), 249-276, (2004).
  21. N. Chandra and S. Namilae, Multi-scale modeling of nanocystalline materials, Materials Science Forum, 447-448, 19-27, (2004).
  22. N. Chandra and C. Shet, A Micromechanistic Perspective of Cohesive Zone Approach in Modeling Fracture. CMES, Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences, 5(1), 21-34, (2004)
  23. J. Kolhe, U. Chandra, S. Namilae, A. Srinivsan and N. Chandra, Parallel simulation of carbon nanotube based composites, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3296: 211-221, (2004).
  24. H. Li and N. Chandra, Analysis of Crack Growth and Crack-tip Plasticity in Ductile Material Using Cohesive Zone Models, International Journal of Plasticity, 19, 849-882, (2003).
  25. N. Chandra, Constitutive behavior of Superplastic materials, International Journal for nonlinear mechanics, 37, 461-484, (2002).
  26. N. Chandra, H. Li, C. Shet and H. Ghonem, Some Issues in the Application of Cohesive Zone Models for Metal-ceramic Interface. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 39 (10): 2827-2855, (2002).
  27. C. Shet and N. Chandra, Analysis of Energy Balance When Using Cohesive Zone Models to Simulate Fracture Process, ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 124, 440-450, (2002).
  28. N. Chandra, Evaluation of Interfacial Fracture Toughness Using Cohesive Zone Models, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 33, 1433-1447, (2002).
  29. N. Chandra, X. Chen and A. M Rajendran, The effect of material heterogeneity on the shock response of layered systems in plate impact test, ASTM Journal of Composites Technology and Research, 24, 4, 232-239, (2002).
  30. S. Namilae, C. Shet, N. Chandra and T.G. Nieh, Atomistic simulation of grain boundary sliding in pure and magnesium doped aluminum bicrystals, Scripta Materialia 46, 49-54 (2002).
  31. N. Chandra and H. Ghonem, Interfacial Mechanics of push-out tests: theory and experiments, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 32, 3-4, 575-584, (2001).
  32. Deshmukh, T.Middelkoop, A. Krothapalli, W. Shields, N. Chandra and C.A. Smith, Multiagent Design Architecture for Intelligent Synthesis Environment, Journal of Aircraft, 38, 2, 215-223, (2001)
  33. Osborne, N. Chandra and, H. Ghonem, Interface Behavior of Ti Matrix Composites at elevated temperature, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 32, 3-4, 545-553, (2001).
  34. S. Namilae, C. Shet, N. Chandra and T.G. Nieh, Atomistic simulation of the effect of trace elements on grain boundary of aluminum, Materials Science Forum, 37-359, 387-392, (2001).
  35. C. Shet, H. Li and N. Chandra, Interface Models for grain boundary sliding and migration, Materials Science Forum, 37-359, 577-586, (2001).
  36. J. D. Watts, X. Chen, A. Belvin, N. Chandra, and Z. Chen, Temperature effects on the localization and failure mode of Al 5083, Materials Science Forum, 37-359, 599-606, (2001).
  37. R. Rajagopal and N. Chandra, A Natural description for inelastic materials, Materials Science Forum, 37-359, 261-272, (2001).
  38. N. Chandra, S. C. Rama and Z. Chen, Process Modeling of Superplastic materials, Materials Transactions JIM, 40, 8, 723-726 (1999).
  39. N. Chandra and P. Dang, Atomistic Simulation of Grain Boundary Sliding and Migration, Journal of Materials Science, 34, 4, 656-666 (1998).
  40. N. Chandra, Mechanics of Superplastic Deformations at Atomic Scale, Materials Science Forum, 304, 3, 411-419 (1998).
  41. S. R. Voleti, C. R. Ananth and N. Chandra, Effect of Fiber Fracture and Matrix Yielding on Load Sharing in Continuous Fiber Metal Matrix Composites, Journal of Composites Technology and Research, 20, 4, 203-209, (1998).
  42. C.R. Ananth, S. R. Voleti and N. Chandra, Effect of Fiber Fracture and Interfacial Debonding on the Evolution of Damage in Metal Matrix Composites, Composites Part A, 29A, 1203-1211, (1998)
  43. S. Mukherjee, C. R. Ananth and N. Chandra, Effect of Interface Chemistry on the Fracture Properties of Titanium Matrix Composites, Composites Part A, 29A, 1213-1219, (1998)
  44. S. R. Voleti, C. R. Ananth and N. Chandra, Effect of Interfacial Properties on the Fiber Fragmentation Process in Polymer Matrix Composites, Journal of Composites Technology and Research, 20, 1, 16-26, (1998).
  45. P. Dang and N. Chandra A Micromechanial Model for Dual-Phase Superplastic Materials, Acta Materialia, 46, 8, 2851-1857, (1998).
  46. B. Roy, U. Chandra and N. Chandra, Computer Simulation of Realistic Microstructures, Journal of Materials science Letters, (in print), (1997).
  47. N. Chandra, Industrial Applications of Superplasticity-A vision of the Future, Materials Science Forum, 243-245, 643-652 (1997).
  48. N. Chandra and P. Dang, Numerical Modeling of Superplastic Deformation Mechanisms, Materials Science Forum, 243-245, 53-59 (1997).
  49. S.R. Voleti, J .R. Miller and N. Chandra, Structural Optimization of the Superconducting Outsert of a 45-T Hybrid Magnet, Cryogenics, 37, 2, 105-111, (1997).
  50. N. Chandra, J. Rama and P. Dang, Application of Micromechanical Polycrystalline Model in the Study of Threshold Stress Effects on Superplasticity, Materials Science and Engineering, A231, 134-142, (1997).
  51. N. Chandra and P. Dang, Application of Micromechanical Model to High Strain Rate Superplastic Materials, Scripta Materialia, 36, 1327-1332 (1997).
  52. S. Mukherjee, C. R. Ananth and N. Chandra, Evaluation of Fracture Toughness of MMC Interfaces Using Thin-slice Push-out Tests, Scripta Materialia, 36, 1333-1338 (1997).
  53. C. R. Ananth, S. Mukherjee, and N. Chandra, Effect of Time Dependent Matrix Behavior on the Evolution of Processing-Induced Residual Stresses in Metal Matrix Composites, Journal of Composites Technology and Research 19, 3, 134-141, (1997).
  54. S. Mukherjee, C. R. Ananth and N. Chandra, Effect of Residual Stresses on the Interfacial Fracture Behavior of Metal Matrix Composites, Composite Science and Technology, 57, 1501-112, (1997).
  55. C. R. Ananth and N. Chandra, Elevated temperature interfacial behavior of MMC: a computational study, Composites: Part A, 27A, 805-811 (1996).
  56. S. R. Voleti, N. Chandra and J R. Miller, Global-Local Analysis of Large-scale Composite Structures Using Finite Element Methods, Composites & Structures, 58, 3, 453-464, (1996).
  57. C. R. Ananth and N. Chandra, Evaluation of Interfacial Properties of Metal Matrix Composites from Fiber Push-out Tests, Mechanics of Composite Materials and Structures, 2, 309-328 (1995).
  58. Xie, Z.Y. and N. Chandra, Application of GPS Tensors to Fiber Reinforced Composites, Journal of Composite Materials, 29, 1448-1514, (1995).
  59. S. Mukherjee, H. Garmestani and N. Chandra, Experimental Investigation of Thermally Induced Plastic Deformation of MMCs Using Backscattered Kikuchi Method, Scripta Metallurgica et Materialia, 33, 1, 93-99 (1995).
  60. N. Chandra and C.R. Ananth, Analysis of Interfacial Behavior in MMCs and IMCs Using Thin Slice Push-out Tests, Composite Science and Technology, 54, 1 , 87-100, (1995).
  61. N. Chandra and K. Murali, A Micromechanistic Model of Superplastic Behavior in Pseudo Single Phase Aluminum Alloys, Scripta Metallurgica et Materialia, 32, 9 , 1429-1434, (1995).
  62. C. R. Ananth and N. Chandra, Numerical Modeling of Fiber Push-Out Test in Metallic and Intermetallic Matrix Composites-Mechanics of the Failure Process, Journal of Composite Materials, 29, 11, 1488-1514, (1995).
  63. K. Murali and N. Chandra, Micromechanical Modeling of Superplastic Deformation, Acta Metallurgica et Materialia, 43, 5, 1783-1790, (1995).
  64. N. Chandra and Z. Xie, Development of Generalized Plane Strain Tensors for the Concentric Cylinder Inclusion Problem, ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, 117, 1-5, (1995).
  65. H. Garmestani, R. Vaughar, D. Markiewicz and N. Chandra, Stress Analysis of Orthotropic Work-Hardening Cylinder with Body Force, Mechanics of Structures and Machines, 23, 4, 521-548, (1995).
  66. N. Chandra, K. Murali, and H. Garmestani, Experimental and Numerical Investigations of Superplastic Deformation Mechanisms, Materials Science Forum, 170-172, 47-52, (1994).
  67. N. Chandra, S.C. Rama and J. Rama, Computational Modeling of 3-D Superplastic Components, Materials Science Forum, 170-172, 577-582, (1994).
  68. N. Chandra., C.R. Ananth and H. Garmestani, Micromechanical Modeling of Process-Induced Residual Stresses in Ti-24Al-11Nb/SCS6 Composite, Journal of Composite Technology and Research, 17, 37-46, (1994).
  69. Z. Xie and N. Chandra, Application of Equation Regulation Method to Multi-Phase Composites, International Journal of Non-linear Mechanics, 28, 6, 687-704, (1993).
  70. R. Chella, R. Aithal and N. Chandra, Evaluation of Fracture Parameters of Composites Subjected to Thermal Shock Using the Boundary Element Method and Sensitivity Analysis Techniques, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 44, 6, 949-961, (1993).
  71. N. Chandra and D. Kannan, Superplastic Sheet Metal Forming of Generalized Cup, Part I: Uniform Thinning, Journal of Material Engineering and Performance, 1, 801-812, (1993).
  72. N. Chandra and D. Kannan, Superplastic Sheet Metal Forming of Generalized Cup, Part II: Non-Uniform Thinning, Journal of Material Engineering and Performance, 1, 813-822, (1993).
  73. W.D. Markiewicz, S.R. Voleti, N. Chandra and F. S. Murray, Transverse Stress on Nb Sn Conductors in High Field NMR Magnets, IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity 3, n1, 258-262, (March 1993).
  74. N. Chandra and S.C. Rama, Application of Finite Element Method to the Design of Superplastic Forming Process, ASME Journal for Engineering and Industry, 114, 4, 452-459, (1992).
  75. S.C. Rama and N. Chandra, Development of a Pressure-Time Predicting Algorithm for a Superplastic Forming Process, International Journal of Non-linear Mechanics, 26, 5, 711-725, (1991).
  76. N. Chandra and K. Chandy, Superplastic Process Modeling of Plane Strain Components with Complex Shapes, Journal of Material Shaping Technology, 9, 27-36, (1991).
  77. N. Chandra, R. Chella and K.L. Chen, Effect of Cracks on the Mechanical Behavior of Materials- A Finite Element Approach, Transactions of Ceramic Society, 17, 493-501, (1990).
  78. N. Chandra, Analysis of Superplastic Metal Forming by a Finite Element Method, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 26, 1925-1944 (1988).
  79. W.E. Haisler, N. Chandra and L. Oliver, Finite Element Analysis of Hose Couplings, Transactions of SAE, 95, 270-278, (1987).
  80. Chandra, N., W.E. Haisler and R.E. Goforth, Finite Element Analysis of Hertz Contact Problem, Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 3, 39-56, (1987).
  81. N. Chandra, W.E. Haisler and R.E. Goforth, A Finite Element Solution Method for Contact Problems with Friction, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 24, 477-495 (1987).

Publications in Books and Proceedings (Refereed)


  1. G. Sailesh, L. Gu, G. Cao and Chandra, N. Role of Helmet on Mitigating the Blast Induced Injury, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE09), Lake Buena Vista, Florida, November 2009.
  2. A. Veillere, J-M. Heintz, J.F. Silvain, J. Douin and N. Chandra, Copper Alloy/Carbon heat sink composite materials processed by a powder metallurgy process, 17th International Conference on Composite Materials, Edinborough, Scotland, UK, 27-31 July 2009.
  3. G. Cao and N. Chandra, Substrate Effect on Dynamic Indendation Measurement of Biological Cell Properties, Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Conference, San Francisco, California, April 2009.
  4. N. Chandra and G. Khare, Evlauting Thermal Conductivity of Composites Using Computational Methods, International Conference on Multiscale Modeling and Simulation, ICMMS’08, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, January 2-4, 2008
  5. Influence of Atomic Scale Interfaces on the Coefficient of Thermal Expansion of Copper-Carbon Nanofiber composites, ITCC-29/ITES-17, Birmingham, Alabama, June 2007
  6. Y. Yu, A. Srinivisan and N. Chandra Scalable Time-Parallelization of Molecular Dynamics Simulations in Nano Mechanics, Proceedings of 35th International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP), 119-126, 2006 (Best Paper Award)
  7. C. Vincent, N. Chandra, J. M. Heintz and J.F. Silvain, Applica du tensor d’ Eshelby et d’line Matrice de rotation au transport thermique de les composites, Dijon, France, Materiaux 2006, 2006
  8. A. Srinivasan, Y. Yu and N. Chandra, Application of Reduced Order Modeling to Time Parallelization, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on High Performance (HIPC), 106-177, 2005.
  9. G. Khare, N. Chandra and J.F. Silvain, An analytical Model Based on Eshelby’s tensor for thermal properties of copper composites and comparison with experiments, International Conference on Structure and Structural Dynamics, ICSSD 2005, Orlando, 2005.
  10. N. Chandra and S. Namilae, Mechanics of Atomic Scale Interfaces in Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Composites, Proceedings (CD) of the 2004 International Conference on Computational and Experimental Engineering and Sciences, Madeira, Portugal, 26-29 July ‘04, Advances in Computational and Experimental Engineering and Science, Ed., S. N. Atluri and AJB Tadeu, ISBN 0-9657001-6-X , pp 351-356, (2004)
  11. N. Chandra and C, Shet, Modeling of CNT based composites, Numerical Issues, Proceedings (CD) of the 2004 International Conference on Computational and Experimental Engineering and Sciences, Madeira, Portugal, 26-29 July ‘04, Advances in Computational and Experimental Engineering and Science, Ed., S. N. Atluri and AJB Tadeu, ISBN 0-9657001-6-X, pp 1421-1426, (2004)
  12. M Naveen, S Namilae, C. Shet and N. Chandra , Phase Space Distribution of Carbon Nanotubes in a Constant Temperature Molecular Dynamics Simulations, Proceedings of SECTAM XXII, Developments in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, edited by Hassan Mahfuz and Mahesh V. Hosur, ISBN 0-615-12639-1, pp 1-11, (2004).
  13. J. Kohle, U. Chandra, S. Namilae, A. Srinivasan and N. Chandra, Parallelization of Molecular Dynamics for Modeling Interface Properties of Carbon Nanotube Based Composites, Proceedings of SECTAM XXII, Developments in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, edited by Hassan Mahfuz and Mahesh V Hosur, ISBN 0-615-12639-1, pp 23-32, (2004).
  14. S. Namilae and N. Chandra, Three Level Hierarchical Model to Incorporate Interface Effects in Carbon Nanotube Based Composites, Proceedings of SECTAM XXII, Developments in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, edited by Hassan Mahfuz and Mahesh V Hosur, ISBN 0-615-12639-1, pp 33-41, (2004).
  15. M. Adams-Hughes, M.K. Khraisheh, P.N. Kalu, N. Chandra and G. Osterholt, Effect of Processing Parameters on the Microstructure and Texture of Friction Stir Processed Al-5052 Alloys, Proceedings of SECTAM XXII, Developments in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, edited by Hassan Mahfuz and Mahesh V Hosur, ISBN 0-615-12639-1, pp 479-488, (2004).
  16. Shih, C., Chandra, N., and Hollis, P., “Learning Through Teaching – A Collaborative Learning Strategy,” Session 2230, Proceedings of the 2004 ASEE Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 20-23, (2004)
  17. N. Chandra, S. Namilae and A. Srinivasan, Linking Atomistic and Continuum Mechanics Using Multi-scale Models, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Numerical Methods in Industrial Forming Processes , Numiform 2004, AIP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 712, Issue 1, pp 1571-1576, June 13-17, Columbus, OH (2004)
  18. A. Srinivasan and N. Chandra, Latency tolerance through parallelization of time in scientific application, Heterogeneous Computing Workshop (HCW), Proceedings of the 18th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS), IEEE, 12 pages, April 2004,
  19. N. Chandra and S Namilae, Computational Methodologies to Link Atomistic and Continuum Scales in the Design of Nano Scale Systems, 9th AIAA/ISSMO Symposium on Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization, Atlanta, Georgia, 5-6 September, (2002).
  20. N. Chandra and C. Shet, Micromechanical Analysis of Fracture Processes in Inelastic Materials Using Cohesive Zone Approach, Fifth World Congress on Computational Mechanics, Vienna, Austria, July 7-12, (2002).
  21. N. Chandra and A.M. Rajendran, Effect of Material Heterogeneity on the Shock Wave Profile of Composites in Plate Impact Tests, International Workshop on New Models and Hydrocodes for Shock Waves Processes in Condensed Matter, Edinburgh, Scotland, 19-24 May (2002).
  22. C. Shet and N. Chandra, Homogenization Techniques to Include Plasticity Effects in Materials, Fourteenth U.S. National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNCTAM14), June 23-28, Blacksburg, Virginia USA, (2002).
  23. H. Li and N. Chandra, Modeling of Interfacial mechanical behavior Using Cohesive Zone Model. Fourteenth U.S. National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNCTAM14), June 23-28, Blacksburg, Virginia USA, (2002).
  24. P. Jha and N. Chandra, A new finite element method integrating extrinsic and intrinsic cohesive zone models, Fourteenth U.S. National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNCTAM14), June 23-28, Blacksburg, Virginia USA, (2002).
  25. S. Namilae and N. Chandra, Application of asymptotic expansion homogenization to atomic scale, Fourteenth U.S. National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNCTAM14), June 23-28, Blacksburg, Virginia USA, (2002).
  26. X. Chen and N. Chandra, The effect of material heterogeneity on high amplitude wave propagation in layered material system. Fourteenth U.S. National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNCTAM14), June 23-28, Blacksburg, Virginia USA, (2002).
  27. L. Van Dommelen, N. Chandra and Y. Haik, FAMU-FSU MSME online program, Proceedings of ASEE 2000 conference, St. Louis, July, 11 pages, (2000)
  28. N. Chandra, The Micromechanics of Inelastic Processes in Superplastic Materials, ASME Winter Annual Meeting on Recent Advances in Mechanics of Structured Continua, AMD-Vol. 244, Orlando, November, pages 5-9, (2000).
  29. N. Chandra and Z. Chen, Cavity nucleation in Al5083 alloy (invited), Superplasticity-Current Status and Future Potentials, Proceedings of MRS symposium, Boston, MA, November, 12 pages, 235-247, (1999).
  30. N. Chandra, Effect of Processing on the Evolution of Interfaces in Metal Matrix Composites, Proceedings of AFOSR Mechanics of Composites Materials, Dayton, Ohio, October 14-16, pages 159-165, (1998).
  31. J. Shih, U. Chandra and N. Chandra, Integrated Design Environment for the Manufacture of SPF components, Proceedings of Superplasticity and Superplastic Forming, ed. M. A. Khaleel, Pullman, Washington, pages 20-22, (1998).
  32. N. Chandra and A.M. Rajendran, Micromechanics Based Constitutive Modeling of Damage in Composites Under High Impact-A Review, SUSI 98, 24-26 June, Greece, (1998).
  33. N. Chandra and H. Ghonem, Evaluation of Crack Behavior in Bimaterial Interfaces Using Experimental and Computational Methods, 8th U.S.-Japan Conference on Composite Materials, ed. G. Newaz and R. Gibson, Technomic Publications, (1998).
  34. N. Chandra and J Watts, Effect of Elevated Temperature Exposure on the Interfacial Properties of SCS-6/Timetal 21S Composites, 8th U.S.-Japan Conference on Composite Materials, ed. G. Newaz and R. Gibson, Technomic Publications, (1998).
  35. P. Dang and N. Chandra, Atomic and Grain Level Modeling of Polycrystal Deformation, Modeling the Mechanical Response of Structural Materials, ed. E.M. Taleff and K.M. Rao, TMS Publications, ISBN 0-87339-329-9, 53-63, (1998).
  36. Z. Chen, Z. Li, P. Dang and N. Chandra, Behavior of Titanium Alloy Under Uniaxial and Biaxial Superplastic Conditions, Modeling the Mechanical Response of Structural Materials, ed. E.M. Taleff and K.M. Rao, TMS Publications, ISBN 0-87339-329-9, 53-63, (1998).
  37. N. Chandra and P. Dang, Study of Superplastic Deformation Mechanisms Using Atomistic Simulation Approach, Superplasticity and Superplastic Forming, ed. A.K. Ghosh and T.R. Bieler, TMS Publications, ISBN 0-87339-98-8, 53-64, (1998).
  38. A. Deshmukh, T. Middlekoop, A. Krothapalli, W. Shields, C. Zhang, N. Chandra and M. Challa, Multi Agent Design Architecture for Integrated Design Systems AIAA 98-0914, 36th AIAA Aerospace Science Meeting, January 12-15, (1998).
  39. N. Chandra, Atomic and Grain Level Simulation of Superplastic Deformation, IMMM ‘97, Mechanical Properties of Advanced Engineering Materials, Mie University Press, pages 45-56, (1997).
  40. N. Chandra and P. Dang, Modeling Superplastic Deformation at Three Different Scales, Thermec ‘97, Australia, ISBN 0-87339-377-5, pages 1907-1914, (1997).
  41. N. Chandra, Integrated Design Environment for the Manufacture of SPF Components, IMSP ‘97, ed., T. Aizawa, K. Higashi and M. Tokuda, Mie University Press, Japan, pages 263-271, (1997).
  42. N. Chandra and P. Dang, Atomistic and Continuum Modeling of High Temperature Deformation Mechanism, ICES ‘97, Costa Rica, pages1147-1152, (1997).
  43. S.R. Voleti, C.R. Ananth and N. Chandra, Evolution of Micro-Damage in a Metal Matrix Composite, ICES ‘97, Costa Rica, pages 1214-1219, (1997).
  44. S. Mukherjee, C.R. Ananth and N. Chandra, Evaluation of Fracture Toughness of MMCs Using a Computational Approach, Proceedings of the American Society for Composites -11th Technical Conference, ed. W.S. Johnson, 330-339, (1996).
  45. S.R. Voleti, C.R. Ananth, N. Chandra and B.S. Majumdar, Effect of Matrix and Interfacial Behavior on Load Sharing in Metal Matrix Composites, Proceedings of the American Society for Composites -11th Technical Conference, ed. W.S. Johnson, 340-348, (1996).
  46. N. Chandra, Constitutive Modeling of Superplastic Materials Using Continuum Approach, Progress in Advanced Materials and Mechanics, ed. T. Wang and T.W. Chou, ICAM ‘96, Peking University Press, 374-380, (1996).
  47. S. Mukherjee, C.R. Ananth and N. Chandra, Effect of Matrix Viscoplasticity on Residual Stresses in MMCs: Computational and Experimental Analysis, Constitutive Laws, Experimental and Numerical Implementation, ed A.M. Rajendran and R.C. Batra, CIMNE Publishers, 203--214, (1995).
  48. S. Mukherjee, C.R. Ananth and N. Chandra, Effect of Viscoplastic Constitutive Behavior on Residual Stresses in Metal Matrix Composites, 6 Pages, Computational Mechanics ‘95, ed. S.N. Atluri, G. Yagawa and T.A. Cruse, Springer Verlag Publisher s, 1803-1808, (1995).
  49. C.R. Ananth, N. Chandra, K. Murali and H. Garmestani, Effect of Interfacial Properties on the Transverse Mechanical Properties of Metallic/Intermetallic Matrix Composites-A Computational Study, 12 pages, Mechanics and Mechanisms of Metal Matrix Composites, ed. R.B. Bagath, S.G. Fishman and R. Arsenault, ASM International Publishers, 151-160, (1993).
  50. N. Chandra and Z.Y. Xie, Application of Superposition Method to the Thermal Stress Problem in Composites, Advanced Composites ‘93, ed. T. Chandra and A.K. Dhingra., 323-327, (1993).
  51. C.R. Ananth, N. Chandra, K. Murali and H. Garmestani, Effect of Inelastic Material Behavior on Residual Stresses in Metal Matrix Composites, Advanced Composites ‘93, ed. T. Chandra and A. K. Dhingra, 1317-1324, (1993).
  52. H. Garmestani, G.S. Sohi, S. Mukerjee and N. Chandra, Investigation of Deformation Mechanisms of Superplastic Materials Using Diffraction Patterns, Superplasticity and Superplastic Forming of Advanced Materials, ed. N. Chandra et. al., TMS Publishers, ISBN no. 0-87339-250-7, 109-120, (1993).
  53. S.C. Rama, N. Chandra and R. E. Goforth, Numerical Modeling of Superplastic Sheet Forming Processes for 3-D Configurations, Superplasticity and Superplastic Forming of Advanced Materials, ed. N. Chandra et. al., TMS Publishers, ISBN no. 0-873 39-250-7, 133-155, (1993).
  54. W.D. Markiewicz, S.R. Voleti, N. Chandra and F. S. Murray, Transverse Stress on Nb-Sn Conductors in High Field NMR Magnets, Proceedings of 1992 Applied Superconductivity Conference, Chicago, 6 Pages, (1992).
  55. H. Garmestani, M. Ebrahimi, and N. Chandra, Microstructural Studies in Metal Matrix Composites Using the Backscattered Kikuchi Diffraction Technique', Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Structural Failure, Product Liability and Technical Assurance, Vienna, Austria, 7 Pages, (1992).
  56. S.C Rama, N. Chandra and R. E. Goforth, Computational Process Modeling of Dynamically Recrystallizing Superplastic Materials', Numiform 92, Ed. Chenot, et. al., Balkema Publishers, 867-875, (1992).
  57. C.R. Ananth, N. Chandra and H. Garmestani, Process Induced Residual Stresses in Metallic/Intermetallic Matrix Composites, Computational Plasticity: Fundamentals and Applications, Ed. D.R.J. Owen, et. al., Pineridge Press, 2205-2216, (1992).
  58. S.C. Rama, and N. Chandra, Finite Element Analysis of Superplastic Forming Processes Using Continuum and Thin Shell Formulations, Advances in Finite Deformation Problems in Materials Processing , Ed. N. Chandra and J.N. Reddy, AMD-Vol. 125 , 1 31-145, (1991)
  59. N. Chandra, S.C. Rama and R.E. Goforth, Variable Optimum Strain-rate for Dynamically Recrystallizing Aluminum-Lithium Alloys, Superplasticity in Advanced Materials, Ed. S. Hori, M. Tokizane and N. Furushiro, 765-770, (1991).
  60. N. Chandra, S.C. Rama and R.E. Goforth, Process Modeling of Superplastic Forming Processes Using Four Different Computational Methods, Superplasticity in Advanced Materials, Ed. S. Hori, M. Tokizane and N. Furushiro, 837-844, (1991).
  61. R. E. Goforth, M. Srinivasan and N. Chandra, A Comparative Study of the Superplastic Behavior of Two Dynamically Recrystallizing Aluminum-Lithium Alloys, Superplasticity in Advanced Materials, Ed. S. Hori, M. Tokizane and N. Furushiro, 145-150, (1991).
  62. N. Chandra, D. Kannan, R. E. Goforth, and L. Phillips, Mechanical Characterization of Superplastic Materials Using Modified Cone Test, Superplasticity in Aerospace II, Ed. T.R. McNelley and H. C. Heikkenen, TMS Publishers, 67-86, (1990).
  63. N. Chandra, K. Chandy, and S.C. Rama, Computational Model for Superplastic Pans of Complex Geometry with Friction, Superplasticity in Aerospace II, Ed. T.R. McNelley and H. C. Heikkenen, TMS Publishers, 87-102, (1990).
  64. R. E. Goforth, M. Srinivasan, and N. Chandra, ` Superplastic Flow Characteristic and Microstructural Analysis of ALCOA 2090-0E16 Alloy, Superplasticity in Aerospace II, Ed. T.R. McNelley and H. C. Heikkenen, TMS Publishers, 285-302, (1990).
  65. N. Chandra, and S.C. Rama, Effect of Material and Process Parameters on the Process Modeling of Superplastic Components, Light Weight Alloys for Aerospace Applications II, Ed. E.W. Lee and N J. Kim, TMS Publishers, 487-498, (1989).
  66. N. Chandra, Physical Modeling of Superplastic Forming, Light Weight Alloys for Aerospace Applications , Ed. E.W. Lee, E.H. Chia, N. J. Kim, TMS Publishers, 433-442, (1989).
  67. D. Kannan, and N. Chandra, Non-intrusive Strain Measurement Systems, Proceedings of the 22nd Southeastern symposium on system theory, ISBN 0-8186-2038-2, 120-126, (1989).
  68. K. Chandy and N. Chandra, Computer Simulation and Experimental Verification of a Metal Forming Process, Proceedings of the 22nd Southeastern symposium on system theory, ISBN 0-8186-2038-2, 24-29, (1989).
  69. N. Chandra and P. Hollis, A Futuristic Design Methodology, Proceedings of the 1989 ASEE Annual Conference, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2, 585-587, 1989.
  70. N. Chandra Process Modeling of SPF Processes, ASME Technical Paper No. MR89-473, 1989.
  71. N. Chandra and P. Schwindt, Non-planar Surface Profile Measurement Systems, Proceedings of the 21st Southeastern symposium on system theory, ISBN 0094-2898, 533-535, (1989).
  72. B. Roy and N. Chandra, Computational Modeling of Superplastic Sheet Metal Forming Processes', Proceedings of the 21st Southeastern symposium on system theory, ISSN 0094-2898, 209-214, (1989).
  73. N. Chandra, and B. Roy, Membrane Element Analysis for axisymmetric and non-axisymmetric superplastic sheet metal forming processes, Superplasticity and Superplastic Forming, Ed. C.H. Hamilton, N. E. Paton, TMS Publishers, 283-289, (1988).
  74. R. E. Goforth, N. Chandra and D. George Analysis of the cone test to evaluate superplastic forming characteristics of sheet metal, Superplasticity in Aerospace, Ed. H. Heikkenen and T.R. McNelly, TMS Publishers, 149-166, (1988).
  75. K.N. Shah, J.M. Story and N. Chandra, Modeling of Superplastic Forming Under Plane Strain and Axisymmetric Conditions, Superplasticity in Aerospace, Ed. H. Heikkenen and T.R. McNelly, TMS Publishers, 135-148, (1988).
  76. N. Chandra and R. E. Goforth, An Analytical Model of Axisymmetric Superplastic Metal Forming Process, Proceedings of the Symposium on Advances in Modeling of Fabrication Processes, Cincinnati, Ohio, October 1987, Paper No. TMS-A87-11, (1987).
  77. N. Chandra, D. H. Allen, W.E. Haisler and R. E. Goforth, Application of the Finite Element Method to Large Deformation in Superplastic Metal Forming Processes, Constitutive Laws for Engineering Materials: Theory and Application, Volume II, Ed. C.S. Desai et. al., Elsevier Publishers, 951-958, (1987).
  78. W.E. Haisler, N. Chandra and L. Oliver, Finite Element Analysis of Hose Couplings, SAE Paper No. 860818 Proceedings of the SAE Sixth International Conference on Vehicle Structural Mechanics, pp. 169-178, Detroit, April (1986).
  79. N. Chandra, W.E. Haisler and R. E. Goforth., Finite Element Formulation of Superplastic Metal Forming Processes, Proceedings of the 1985 ASM Metals Congress , Toronto, Canada, October (1985).
  80. N. Chandra, Y.H. Wu and K. Salama., Determination of Stress Generated by Shrink Fit, Proceedings of the 1983 IEEE Symposium , July (1983).
  81. K. Salama, G.C. Barber and N. Chandra., Non-destructive Stress Measurements in Aluminum, Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on NDE , San Antonio, April (1983).
  82. N. Chandra, and Salama, K., Relationship Between Stress and Temperature Dependence of Ultrasonic Shear Velocity, Proceedings of Ultrasonic Symposium on NDE, IEEE, Philadelphia, March (1983).
  83. K. Salama, G.C. Barber and N. Chandra., Measurement of Residual Stress Using the Temperature Dependence of Ultrasonic Velocity, Proceedings of 1982 the Ultrasonic Symposium, IEEE, San Diego, October 1982.
  84. N. Chandra, B. Thangavel and K. V. Vannan., Design and Fabrication Aspects of Stainless Steel Pressure Vessels - Part 1: Design Factors, Proceedings of the National Workshop on Nuclear Power Plants, Kalpakkam, (1981).
  85. N. Chandra, B. Thangavel and K. V. Vannan., Design and Fabrication Aspects of Stainless Steel Pressure Vessels - Part 2: Fabrication Techniques, Proceedings of the National Workshop on Nuclear Power Plants, Kalpakkam, (1981).
  86. B. Thangavel and N. Chandra, Failure Case Histories of Austenitic Stainless Steel Components in Madras Atomic Power Plant, Proceedings of the National Workshop on Nuclear Power Plants, Kalpakkam, (1981).
  87. B. Thangavel and N. Chandra, Leak Testing - A Powerful Tool in Industrial Field, Proceedings of the National Symposium on Advances in NDE, Bombay, (1980).
  88. P.D.P. Rao and N. Chandra, Selection and Performance of Process System Valves, Proceedings of the Conference on Nuclear Power Reactors, Bombay, (1977).

Technical Presentations (with published abstracts)


  1. G. Cao and N. Chandra, Evaluating the Mechanical Behavior of Biological Cell Based on Scanning Probe Indentation, the 3rd International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials & Tissues (ICMOBT), ClearWater Beach, Florida, December, 2009.
  2. G. Shailesh, L. Gu, G. Cao and N. Chandra, Role of the Helmet on Mitigating the Blast Induced Brain Injury, 2009 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE09), Lake Buena Vista, Florida, November, 2009.
  3. G. Cao and N. Chandra, Evaluating the Nucleus Effect on the Cell Mechanical Behavior, 2009 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE09), Lake Buena Vista, Florida, November, 2009.
  4. G. Shailesh, G. Cao and N. Chandra, Computational Simulation of the Helmet Effect on the Blast Induced Traumatic Brain Injury, 10th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Columbus, Ohio, July, 2009.
  5. N. Chandra, Global Energy Crisis and Our Roles-Overview, Symposium on energy, Anna University, Chennai, India, 10 January 2008.
  6. N. Chandra, Global Energy Crisis and Our Roles-Overview, Symposium on energy, Anna University, Chennai, India, 10 January 2008.
  7. N. Chandra, G. Khare, C. Vincent, J. F. Silvain, Role of Atomic Scale Interfaces on the Thermal Transport Properties-Experiments and Simulations, 17th Army Symposium on Solid Mechanics, Theme: Blast and Fragment Mitigation, Baltimore, Maryland, 3-5 April 2007
  8. A. Srinivasan, L. Ji, Y. Yu and N Chandra, Data Driven Time Parallelization, Supercomputing 2006 (SC2006), Tampa, FL, November 2006.
  9. N Chandra, Cohesive Zone Approach to Multiscale Modeling of Nanotube Reinforced Composites, AFOSR Contractors Meeting, Santa Fe, NM, August 2005.
  10. N Chandra, Application of Meso/Micro/Nano Scale Heterogeneous Materials for Impact and Blast Resistance, US Army Research Office Workshop on Impact and Blast Mitigation, Williamsburg, Virginia, July 2005.
  11. A. Srinivasan and N Chandra, Computational Techniques for Efficient Carbon Nanotube Simulation, SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, San Diego, CA, Feb 2003.
  12. Z. Li, Z. Chen, P. Dang and N Chandra, Cavitation Behavior of Superplastic Materials Under Biaxial Loading Conditions, TMS Annual Meeting, San Antonio, February 1998
  13. N. Chandra, Integrated Design Environment for the Manufacture of SPF Components, IPMM ’97, Brisbane, Australia, July 1997
  14. N. Chandra, Computational Materials Science, ICASE, NASA Langley, Williamsburg, VA, October 7-9, 1996.
  15. N. Chandra, Residual Stresses-Origin and Effects in MMCs, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH, August 10, 1995.
  16. C. R. Ananth, S. Mukherjee, and N. Chandra, Computational Analysis of Interfacial Fracture Process in a Push-out Test, Third U. S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Dallas, June 12-14, 1995.
  17. S. Mukherjee, C. R. Ananth, and N. Chandra, Numerical Modeling of Inelastic Effects in the Evolution of Residual Stresses in Metal Matrix Composites, Third U. S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Dallas, June 12-14, 1995.
  18. B. Roy, U. Chandra, R. Palmer, and N. Chandra, Monte-Carlo Simulation of the Deformation Process in Superplastic Materials, Third U. S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Dallas, June 12-14, 1995.
  19. S. R. Voleti, and N. Chandra, Analysis of Large Scale Structures Using Global-Local Finite Element Method, Third U. S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Dallas, June 12-14, 1995.
  20. J. Rama, and N. Chandra, Isothermal Shaping of Superplastic Materials, Third U. S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Dallas, June 12-14, 1995.
  21. K. Townsley, H. Garmestani and N. Chandra and C. Sabinash, Residual Stresses Development in Gamma-Titanium Aluminide based Composites, ICCE/2, New Orleans, 1995.
  22. S.R. Voleti, N. Chandra and J. Miller, Structural Optimization of a Large Superconducting Solenoid Using Global-Local Finite Element Techniques, Applied Superconductivity Conference, Boston, October 16-21, 1994.
  23. H. Garmestani, and N. Chandra, Modeling and Microtexture Studies in Superplastic Materials, Superplasticity: 60 Years after Pearson, Manchester, UK, December 7-8, 1994.
  24. C. R. Ananth, N. Chandra, K. Murali and H. Garmestani, Influence of Matrix Inelasticity on Processing Induced Residual Stresses in Fiber-reinforced Metal Matrix Composites, ASCE/SES/ASME Summer meeting, Charlottesville, VA, June 6-9, 1993.
  25. J. King, N. Chandra, R. Jai, K. Murali, H. Garmestani, Effect of Moisture and Temperature on the Compressive Response of Woven Composite Laminate, The Metallurgical Society ‘93 Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, 18 October 1993.
  26. H. Garmestani, S. Mukerjee, M. Ebrahimi, N. Chandra, Micro Characterization of Aluminum Based Fiber Reinforced Composites, The Metallurgical Society ‘93 Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, 18 October 1993.
  27. N. Chandra, H. Garmestani, V.S. Rao and M. Shahawy, Elastic-Plastic Fatigue Analysis of A Structural Joint Using Experimental and Computational Methods, Society of Engineering Sciences 28th Annual Technical Meeting, Gainesville, Florida, 8 November 1991.
  28. C.R. Ananth, N. Chandra and H. Garmestani, Finite Element Approach to Evaluation of Residual Stress in Metal Matrix Composites, Society of Engineering Sciences 28th Annual Technical Meeting, Gainesville, Florida, 8 November 1991.
  29. H. Garmestani, M. Ebrahimi and N. Chandra, Measurement of Local Inelastic Strain at Metal Matrix Composite Interface Using Back Scattered Kikuchi Diffraction Technique, Annual Meeting of The Metallurgical Society, New Orleans, 18 February, 1991.
  30. N. Chandra, Superplastic Forming, ASME Manufacturing International '90, Invited Panelist on Improved Machining Processes/ Advanced Processing, Atlanta, Georgia, 26 March 1990.
  31. S.C. Rama and N. Chandra, Determination of Interpolation Functions Using Mathematica, 1990 International Conference on Mathematica, Redwood City, California, January 13, 1989.
  32. N. Chandra, Process Modeling of Superplastic Metal Forming Processes, Invited talk Westec 89, Los Angeles, California, March 20-23, 1989

Invited Colloquims (1 hour)


  1. Role of interfaces in the mechanics of structural and biological materials, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, 10 February 2010.
  2. Role of research in engineering higher education, P.M. University, Vallam, Thanjavur, India, 13 August 2009.
  3. Nanotechnology and Energy Issues in the Developing World, P.M. University, Vallam, Thanjavur, India, 8 January 2008.
  4. Mechanics of Atomic Scale Interfaces on the Thermo-mechanical Properties of Materials, Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux , University of Bordeaux, France, April 11, 2006.
  5. Role of Atomic Scale Interfaces in Nanoscience and Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, February 17, 2006.
  6. Impact of Nanoscience and Technology in Developing Nations, Thanthai Periar College of Engineering, Vallum, Thanjavur, India, December 23, 2005.
  7. Computational simulations of nanomaterials,, Anna University Lecture (broadcast to 32 colleges), Anna University, Chennai, India, December 15 and 30 (two days), 2005.
  8. Mechanics of Atomic Scale Interfaces on the Thermo-mechanical Properties of Materials, Department of Engineering Mechanics, University of Lincoln-Nebraska, Nebraska, October 25, 2005
  9. The Molecular Dynamics Modeling Approach for Shock Attenuation in Impedance Graded Materials —ERDC Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, US Army, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 30, 2005
  10. The Effect of Nanoscale Interfaces on the Thermo-Mechancial-Chemical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes—Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, USA, September 8, 2005.
  11. Nanoscale interface effects in materials—Brown University, Rhode Island, USA, February 13, 2005.
  12. Modeling and Simulation in Nanotechnological Applications—Department of Chemical Engineering, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, Tallahassee, Florida, USA, January 21, 2005.
  13. Role of Nanoscale Interfaces in the Mechanical Behavior of CNT Based Composites—Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA, December 4, 2004.
  14. Role of Nanoscale Interfaces in the Mechanical Behavior of CNT Based Composite—Materials Directorate, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio, USA, December 3, 2004.
  15. Multi-scale modeling in materials—Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, November 5, 2004.
  16. Multi-scale modeling in materials—Xian University, Xian, China, November 3, 2004.
  17. Role of mechanics in computational nanotechnology—Oakridge National Laboratory, Oakridge, Tennessee, October 29, 2003.
  18. Mechanics of atomic Scale Interfaces in CNT composites—Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama, December 5, 2003.
  19. Hierarchical Modeling of Materials—Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, December 3, 2000
  20. Hierarchical Modeling of Materials—Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, December 23, 2000.
  21. Hierarchical Modeling of Materials—Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, September 28, 2000
  22. Constitutive Modeling of Superplastic Materials—Beijing Research Institute of Materials and Technology, Beijing, China, January 20, 1999.
  23. Modeling of superplastic materials—Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, January 22, 1999.
  24. Advances of superplasticity and superplastic forming – Beijing Aeronautical and Astronautical Institute, Beijing, China, January 24, 1999.
  25. Application of Computers in the Design of SPF Components -- (i) Honda Motor Company, Tokyo, August 5, 97 (ii) Sumitomo Light Metals Company, Nagoya, August 6, 97, (iii) Osaka University, Osaka August 11, 97, (iv) Hajime Institute of Technology, Hajime, August 12, 97
  26. Atomistic Simulation of Superplastic Materials--University of Tokyo, Tokyo, August 4, 1997.
  27. Hierarchical Modeling of Materials, U.S. Army Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Aberdeen, MD, December 1996.
  28. Hierarchical Modeling of Materials and Structures, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, February 10, 1997.
  29. Application of MMCs to structures--Issues, Allied Signals Aerospace Corporation, Phoenix, AZ, November 1996.
  30. Superplastic Isothermal Forging-Prospects and Issues , ANTARES User Group Meeting, Orlando, FL, January 1995.
  31. Micromechanical Modeling of High Strain Rate Superplasticity, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, March 1994.
  32. Process Modeling of Superplastic Forming Processes, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, August 1993.
  33. Finite Element Simulation of Superplastic Forming Processes, University of Florida, Gainesville, February 1993.
  34. Effect of Inelasticity in the origin of Residual Stresses in Metal Matrix Composites, CEMEF, Center for Metal Forming, Nice, France, April 1992.
  35. State-of-the-Art in Sheet Metal Forming Processes, University of Leige, Belgium, April 1992.
  36. Origin of Residual Stresses in Composites, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, March 1992.
  37. Finite Element Analysis of Superplastic Forming, Rockwell Science Center, CA, March 1989.
  38. Physical Modeling of Sheet Metal Forming Processes, Rockwell Science Center, CA, March 1989.
  39. Computer Aided Manufacturing in Process Industries, Reactor Research Center, Kalpakkam, India, January 1988.
  40. Design and Analysis of Superplastic Metal Forming Processes, General Dynamics, Fortworth Division, March 1988.
  41. Finite Element Analysis of Superplastic Metal Forming Processes, New Mexico State University, March 1986.
  42. Superplastic Metal Forming -- A Finite Element Approach, Texas A&M University, September 1985.

Workshops/Short Courses Offered


  1. One day (five hours) workshop on Research Perspectives for University Excellence: A US Model for India; Anna University, India, 10 August 2009, Attendees:75.
  2. Two days (six hours) refresher course on Mechanics of Materials and Continuum Mechanics, to M2 Graduate students; University of Rouen, January 2008 , Attendees:12.
  3. Two weeks short course on Molecular Dynamics for Scientists and Engineers, to University of Bordeuax and Ecole de Mines students, Bordeaux, France, June 2007, Attendees: 10.
  4. Two weeks short course on Finite Element Principles: Theory and Applications to Anna University Engineering Professors; College of Engineering, Guindy, India, March 2007 , Attendees: 35.
  5. Five days workshop on Composites Testing and Training to Lockheed Aerospace Engineers; held at FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, 1993 , Attendees: 5.
  6. Two days workshop on Superplasticity and Superplastic Forming, with Dr. C.G. Bampton, Taipei Institute of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan, February 24-25, 1994 , Attendees: 80.
  7. One day Workshop on Superplasticity, I.I.T, Madras with Professor K. A. Padmanabhan, January 17, 1989, Attendees: 60.
  8. Two days SME workshop on Effective Applications of Superplastic Forming and Diffusion Bonding for Engineering Specialist, June 15-16, 1989, Los Angeles, California, Attendees: 100, Workshop Fee: 650.
  9. 9. Two days SME workshop on Effective Applications of Superplastic Forming and Diffusion Bonding for Engineering Specialist, June 23-24, 1990, Los Angeles, California, Attendees: 75, Workshop Fee: 750.

Ph.D. Students Supervised


  1. A. Veillere, Drains themiques adatatifs: cuivre allie/Fibres de Carbone, University of Bordeaux, France, November 2009
  2. C. Vincente, Le composite cuivre / nanofibres de carbone (in French), University of Bordeaux, France, November 2008.
  3. S. Guan, Effect of Interfaces on the thermal, mechanical and chemical behavior of carbon nanotubes, Fall 2006.
  4. S. Namilae, Deformation Mechanisms at Atomic Scale: Role of Defects in the Thermomechanical Behavior of Materials, Spring 2004.
  5. X. Chen, Micromechanics based modeling of high velocity Impact Resistance of Layered Heterogeneous Material Systems, Spring 2004.
  6. Z. Chen, Cavitation in Superplastic Materials, (Dissertation submission still pending)
  7. S. Mukherjee, Effect of Interfaces in the Mechanical Behavior of MMC: Experimental and Computational Study, Fall 1997.
  8. S.R. Voleti, Global-local Analysis of Composite Structures Using Finite Element Method, Fall 1997.
  9. Z. Xie, An analytical Approach to the Thermal Residaual Stress Problem in Fiber-Reinforced Composites, Fall 1995.
  10. C.R. Anananthnarayanan, Micromechanics Based Modeling of MMC Using Finite Element Method, Fall 1995.
  11. F. Foreman, A New Model for Describing the Elastic-Plastic Behavior of Orthotropic Materials, Fall 1994.
  12. S.C. Rama, Finite Element Analysis and Design of 3-D Superplastic Sheet Forming Processes, Fall 1992.

Current Students: S. Ganpule, Arvind, Thomas Guillimet


M.S. Students Supervised (with thesis)


  1. Niklas Lingesten, Modeling and Simulation of Wave Propagation Through Skull, Fall 2009 (UNL).
  2. Hemanth, Analytical Modeling of Friction Stir Processing, Spring 2006.
  3. M. Naveen, Evaluation of Coefficient of Thermal Expansion of Carbon Nanotubes Using Molecular Dynamics, Fall 2005.
  4. J. Watts, Experimental Investigation of Biaxial Stretching in Superplastic Sheet Materials, Fall 2001.
  5. S. Pillay, Integrated Design System for Superplastic Components Using World Wide Web, 1999.
  6. M. Robinson, Computational Analysis of Composites, 1996.
  7. G. Sohi, Investigation of Deformation Mechanisms in Superplastic Materials Using Texture Analysis, 1994.
  8. J. F. King, Effect of Moisture on the Compressive Response of a Woven Composite Lamintate, 1994.
  9. C.L. Wadrop, Compressive Analysis of Fiber-Reinforced Composites of a Woven Laminate, 1992.
  10. S.R. Voleti, Elasto-plastic Failure Analysis of a Structural Joint Using Computational and Experimental Methods, 1991.
  11. S. Mukherjee, Mechanical Characterization of Elastomeric Materials, 1990.
  12. D. Kannan, Process Modeling of Axisymmetric Superplastic Sheet Metal Components, 1990.
  13. S. Chandorkar, Superplastic Process Modeling of Plane Strain Components with Complex Shapes, 1990.
  14. B. Roy, Kinematic Modeling of Superplastic Deformation of a Superplastic Box, 1989.
  15. S. Arunkumar, Design by Analysis Using Finite Element Methods

M.S. Students Supervised (with nonthesis):


  1. C, Chason, Material Characterization of Recovered Novel Hard-Nosed Penetrators, Spring 2005.
  2. G. Osterholt, Superplastic forming of titanium sheets, Spring 2005.
  3. C. Jefferey, Micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Materials Problem Assessment (BS-MS), Spring 2005.
  4. B. Daniel, Statistical Analysis Comparison of Strain Life Fatigue, Spring 2005.

Review Panelists


  1. National Science Foundation, MRSEC Midterm Site Visit, Princeton Center for Complex Materials, Princeton University, May 8-10, 2006.
  2. National Science Foundation, MRSEC Midterm Site Visit, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 2004.
  3. National Science Foundation, Panelist on Materials and Manufacturing, 10-12 Feb 2003, Feb 2005

Significant Reports


  1. Rama and N. Chandra, Development of a Pressure-Time Predicting Algorithm for a Superplastic Forming Process, March 1990, Mechanics and Materials Research Laboratory, MMRL-89-4.2.
  2. Aithal, N. Chandra and R. Chella, Characterization of mechanical properties of fiber-matrix composites subjected to thermal shock, March 1990, MMRL-89-3.1.
  3. Chandra, R. Chella and K.L. Chen, Effect of cracks on the mechanical behavior of brittle materials - A finite element approach, November 1989, MMRL-89-1.1.
  4. Anwar, N. Chandra, and R. Chella, Analysis of disk compression test, MMRL-89-2.1, December 1989.
  5. Chandra, N. Design of A Lunar Transportation System, NASA/USRA University Advanced Design Program, Second Annual Report, June 1989.
  6. Chandra, N. Design of A Lunar Transportation System, NASA/USRA University Advanced Design Program, Annual Report, June 1988.
  7. Chandra, N. Membrane Element Analysis of Axisymmetric Superplastic Sheet Metal Forming Processes, Interim Technical Report, ALCOA Center, October 1987.
  8. Chandra, N., W.E. Haisler and R.E. Goforth., Finite Element Analysis of Superplastic Metal Forming Processes, Interim Technical Report, ALCOA Center, Pennsylvania, September 1985.
  9. Chandra, N., W.E. Haisler and R.E. Goforth., A Survey of Finite Element Methods with Incompressibility Constraints, Mechanics and Materials Center Report No. MM-DAYCO-85-1, July 1985.

Reviewer


National Science Foundation
US Army Research Office
US Office of Air Force
International Journal of Solids and Structures
Journal of Composite Materials
Composites
Journal of Composite Technology and Research
ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Structures
Journal of Strain Analysis
The International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
AIAA Journal
Metallurgical Transactions
Computational Mechanics
International Journal for Non-linear Mechanics
ASME Journal for Engineering and Industry
SAE Journal of Lubrication

Professional Membership


American Society of Mechanical Engineers
American Society of Materials
Metallurgical Society of AIME
American Academy of Mechanics
American Society of Engineering Education

Consulting


  • DAYCO Corporation
  • Ben Johnson Associates
  • Outback Shelter Inc.
  • Advanced Materials and Structures Inc. (President)

Courses Taught


  • Undergraduate
    Statics and Dynamics
    Mechanics of Materials
    Mechanics and Materials Laboratory (developed)
    Introduction to Design (developed)
    Senior Design Project (developed)
    Introduction to Aerospace Structural Analysis (developed)
    Design of Machine Elements
    Design using Finite Element Methods
  • Graduate
    Continuum Mechanics
    Theory of Elasticity
    Advanced Mechanics of Solid
    Finite Element Methods (developed)
    Non-linear Finite Element Methods (developed)
    Fracture Mechanics
    Computational Materials Science
    Advanced Mechanics of Composite Materials (developed)
    Advanced Concepts in Finite Element Methods (developed)
  • Courses Developed/Delivered via the Internet
    Continuum Mechanics - Graduate level - (Fall 1999, Fall 2000) - entire archived lectures can be accessed from http://www.eng.fsu.edu/me
    Mechanics of Solid - Graduate level - (Spring 2000, Spring 2001) - entire archived lectures can be accessed from http://www.eng.fsu.edu/me