FACULTY: Curriculum Vitae

K. Chandrashekhara

Curators' Professor

Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
188 Toomey Hall
400 West 13th Street
Rolla, MO 65409-0050
573-341-4587 (voice)
573-341-6899 (fax)
chandra@mst.edu
www.web.mst.edu/~chandra

Research Interests:

Composite materials, smart structures, nanocomposites, biocomposites, structural dynamics, finite element analysis, damage monitoring, composite manufacturing and experimental characterization.

Education:

- Ph.D. in Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg (1985)
- M.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India (1979)
- B.S. in Aerospace engineering, Madras Institute of Technology, Madras, India (1977)
- B.S. in Applied Mathematics, University of Mysore, India (1974)

Academic Positions:

- Curators’ Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Missouri S & T (2008-date)
- Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Missouri S & T(1997-2007)
- Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Missouri S & T (1991-1997)
- Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Missouri S & T (1985-1991)
- Graduate Research Assistant, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA (1982-85)

Non-Academic Positions:

- Assistant Civil Engineer, Structural Design Group, Tata Consulting Engineers, India (1980-82)

Honors and Awards:

- Fellow of American Society for Mechanical Engineers (2002)
- Missouri S & T Faculty Excellence Awards (1994, 1996, 2001)
- Missouri S & T School of Extended Learning Outstanding Commendation Award (2007)
- Editorial Board Member, Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy (2006-Date)

Major Consulting Activities:

- Orscheln Corporation, Moberly, MO (1987-88)
- Anheuser-Busch Companies, St. Louis, MO (1991-93)
- Dayco Products Inc., Springfield, MO (1997- 2004)

Research Activities:

Research projects were funded by Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research, Air Force Research Laboratory, Department of Commerce, Department of Agriculture, Department of Housing and Urban Development, National Science Foundation, Department of Transportation, United Soybean Board and several industries.

Textbook: 

B. D. Agarwal, L. J. Broutman, and K. Chandrashekhara, Analysis and Performance of Fiber Composites, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, Third Edition 2006 (ISBN 0471-26891-7).

Journal Publications:

- K.P. Abraham, K. Chandrashekhara, and N.G.R. Iyengar, "Experimental Studies on Buckling of Columns of Composite Material", Journal of Aeronautical Society, pp. 121 128, Vol. 36, No. 2, 1984.
- J.N. Reddy and K. Chandrashekhara, "Geometrically Nonlinear Analysis of Laminated Shells Including Transverse Shear Strain", AIAA Journal, pp.44 45, Vol. 23, No. 3, 1985.
- J.N. Reddy and K. Chandrashekhara, "Geometrically Nonlinear Transient Analysis of Laminated Doubly Curved Shells", International Journal of Nonlinear Mechanics, pp. 79 90, Vol. 20, No. 2, 1985.
- J.N. Reddy and K. Chandrashekhara, "Recent Advances in the Nonlinear Analysis of Laminated Composite Plates and Shells", Shock and Vibration Digest, pp. 3 9, Vol. 19, No. 4, 1987.
- K. Chandrashekhara, "Free Vibrations of Anisotropic Laminated Doubly Curved Shells", Computers and Structures-An International Journal, Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 435 440, 1989.
- K. Chandrashekhara, K. Krishnamurthy, and S. Roy, "Free Vibration of Composite Beams Including Rotary Inertia and Shear Deformation", Composite Structures-An International Journal, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp. 269 279, 1990.
- K. Chandrashekhara, A.H. Yahyavi, and P.R. Rao, "Bending of Cross Ply Laminated Clamped Plates Using Lagrange Multipliers", Composite Structures-An International Journal, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 169 179, 1990.
- K. Krishnamurthy, K. Chandrashekhara, and S. Roy, "A Study of Single Link Robots Fabricated from Orthotropic Composite Materials", Computers and Structures-An International Journal, Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 139 146, 1990.
- K. M. Bangera and K. Chandrashekhara,"Nonlinear Vibration of Moderately Thick Laminated Beams Using Finite Element Method", Finite Elements in Analysis and Design An International Journal, Vol. 9, pp. 321-333, 1991.
- A. H. Yahyavi and K. Chandrashekhara, "Deflections and Stresses of Anti Symmetric Angle Ply Clamped Plates Under Transverse Loading", ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Vol. 113, No. 3, pp. 210-213, 1991.
- K. Chandrashekhara, "Buckling of Laminated Cylindrical Panels Under Uniaxial Compression", ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Vol. 113, No. 4, pp. 250-253, 1991.
- A. Bhimaraddi and K. Chandrashekhara, "Some Observations on the Modelling of Laminated Composite Beams with General Lay-up", Composite Structures-An International Journal, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 371-380, 1991.
- A. Bhimaraddi and K. Chandrashekhara, "Three Dimensional ElasticitySolution for Static Response of Simply Supported Orthotropic Cylindrical Shells", Composite Structures-An International Journal, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp. 227-235, 1992.
- K. Chandrashekhara and K. M. Bangera,"Free Vibration of Composite Beams Using a Refined Shear Flexible Beam Element", Computers and Structures An International Journal, Vol. 43, pp. 719-727, 1992.
- K. Chandrashekhara, "Thermal Buckling of Laminated Plates Using a Shear Flexible Finite Element," Finite Elements in Analysis and Design-An International Journal, Vol. 12, pp. 51-61, 1992.
- S. Krishnaswamy, K. Chandrashekhara, and W. Z. B. Wu, "Analytical Solutions to Vibration of Generally Layered Composite Beams", Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 159, No. 1, pp. 85-99, 1992.
- K. Chandrashekhara and K. M. Bangera, "Vibration of Symmetrically Laminated Clamped Free Beam with a Mass at the Free End", Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 160, No. 1, pp. 93-101, 1993.
- K. Chandrashekhara and K. M. Bangera, "Geometrically Nonlinear Analysis of Composite Beams Under Transverse Loading", Composites Science and Technology-An International Journal, Vol. 47, No. 4, pp. 339-347, 1993.
- A. Bhimaraddi and K. Chandrashekhara, "Nonlinear Vibrations of Heated Laminated Antisymmetric Angle Ply Plates", International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 30, No. 9, pp. 1255-1268, 1993.
- K. Chandrashekhara and K. Bhatia, "Active Buckling Control of Smart Composite Plates-Finite Element Analysis," Smart Materials and Structures-An Institute of Physics Journal, Vol. 2, pp. 31-39, 1993.
- A. Bhimaraddi and K. Chandrashekhara, "Some Observations on Higher Order Beam Theory", ASCE Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 408-413, 1993.
- K. Chandrashekhara and A. Agarwal,"Active Vibration Control of Laminated Composite Plates Using Piezoelectric Devices-A Finite Element Approach," Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 496-508, 1993.
- K. Chandrashekhara and R. Tenneti, "Nonlinear Static and Dynamic Analysis of Heated Laminated Plates: A Finite Element Approach", Composites Science and Technology-An International Journal, Vol. 51, No. 1, pp. 85-94, 1994.
- K. Chandrashekhara and A. Bhimaraddi, "Thermal Stress Analysis of Laminated Doubly Curved Shells Using a Shear Flexible Finite Element", Computers and Structures-An International Journal, Vol. 52, No. 5, pp. 1023-1030, 1994.
- R. Tenneti and K. Chandrashekhara,"Nonlinear Thermal Dynamic Analysis of Graphite/Aluminum Composite Plates", AIAA Journal, Vol. 32, No. 9, pp.1931-1933, 1994.
- R. Tenneti and K. Chandrashekhara,"Large Amplitude Flexural Vibration of Laminated Plates Using a Higher Order Shear Deformation Theory", Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol.176, No.2, pp.279-285, 1994.
- T. Schroeder and K. Chandrashekhara, "Nonlinear Impact Response of Laminated Plates Using a Higher Order Theory", European Journal of Mechanics: A Solids, Vol.13, No.6, pp.833-855, 1994.
- R. Tenneti and K. Chandrashekhara,"Nonlinear Vibration of Laminated Plates Using a Refined Shear Flexible Finite Element",Advanced Composite Materials- Journal of the Japan Society for Composite Materials, Vol. 4, No.2, pp.145-158, 1994.
- K. Bhatia and K. Chandrashekhara,"Analytical Solutions for the Bending of Laminated Clamped Plates Using a Higher Order Theory", Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol. 14, No. 12, pp.1259-1277, 1995.
- K. Chandrashekhara and T. Schroeder, " Nonlinear Impact Analysis of Laminated Cylindrical and Doubly Curved Shells", Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 29, No. 16, pp. 2160-2179, 1995.
- K. Chandrashekhara and R. Tenneti, "Thermally Induced Vibration Suppression of Laminated Plates with Piezoelectric Sensors and Actuators", Smart Materials and Structures-An Institute of Physics Journal, Vol. 4, pp.281-290, 1995.
- A. C. Okafor, K. Chandrashekhara and Y. P. Jiang, "Delamination Prediction in Composite Beams with Built-in Piezoelectric Devices Using Modal Analysis and Neural Network", Smart Materials and Structures-An Institute of Physics Journal, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 338-347, 1996.
- V. Birman, K. Chandrashekhara and S. Sain, "An Approach to Optimization of Shape Alloy Hybrid Composite Plates Subjected to Low Velocity Impact", Composites: Part B -An International Journal, Vol. 27B, pp. 439-446, 1996.
- P. Donthireddy and K. Chandrashekhara, "Modeling and Shape Control of Composite Beams with Embedded Piezoelectric Actuators", Composite Structures - An International Journal, Vol. 35, No. 2, pp. 237-244, 1996.
- M. Kolli and K. Chandrashekhara, "Finite Element Analysis of Stiffened Laminated Plates Under Transverse Loading", Composites Science and Technology-An International Journal, Vol. 56, pp. 1355-1361, 1996.
- P. Donthireddy and K. Chandrashekhara, "Nonlinear Thermomechanical Analysis of Laminated Composite Beams," Advanced Composite Materials, Vol. 6, No.2, pp. 153-166, 1997.
- M. Kolli and K. Chandrashekhara, "Nonlinear Static and Dynamic Analysis of Stiffened Composite Plates," International Journal of Nonlinear Mechanics, Vol. 32, No.1, pp. 89-101, 1997.
- V. Birman, K. Chandrashekhara and S. Sain, "Global Strength of Hybrid Shape Memory Composite Plates Subjected to Low Velocity Impact", Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol. 16, No. 9, pp. 791-809, 1997.
- K. Chandrashekhara and P. Donthireddy, "Vibration Suppression of Composite Beams with Piezoelectric Devices Using a Higher Order theory", European Journal of Mechanics: A/Solids, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 709-721, 1997.
- K. Chandrashekhara and M. Kolli, "Free Vibration of Eccentrically Stiffened Laminated Composite Plates", Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol. 16, No. 10, pp. 884-902, 1997.
- C. Smyser and K. Chandrashekhara, "Robust Vibration Control of Composite Beams Using Piezoelectric Devices and Neural Networks", Smart Materials and Structures - An Institute of Physics Journal, Vol. 6, pp. 178-189, 1997.
- K. Chandrashekhara and S. Varadarajan, "Adaptive Shape Control of Composite Beams withPiezoelectric Actuators", Journal ofIntelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 112-124, 1997.
- K. Chandrashekhara, A. C. Okafor and Y. P. Jiang, "Estimation of Contact Force on Composite Plates using Impact-Induced Strain and Neural Networks," Composites: Part B, Vol. 29B, pp. 363-370, 1998.
- S. Varadarajan, K. Chandrashekhara and S. Agarwal, "Adaptive Shape Control of Laminated Composite Plates Using Piezoelectric Materials," AIAA Journal, Vol. 36, No. 9, pp. 1694-1698, 1998.
- F. Akhavan, S, E. Watkins and K. Chandrashekhara, " Measurement and Analysis of Impact Induced Strain Using Extrinsic Fabry-Perot Fiber Optic Sensors," Smart Materials and Structures-An Institute of Physics Journal, Vol. 7, pp. 745-751, 1998.
- K. Chandrashekhara, C. Smyser, and S. Agarwal, "Dynamic Modeling and Neural Control of Composite Shells Using Piezoelectric Devices", Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol. 9, pp. 29-43, 1998.
- S. Varadarajan, K. Chandrashekhara and S. Agarwal, "LQG/LTR Based Robust Control of Composite Beams with Piezoelectric Devices," Journal of Vibration and Control , Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 607-630, 2000.
- F. Akhavan, S. E. Watkins and K. Chandrashekhara, "Prediction of Impact Contact Forces of Composite Plates Using Fiber Optic Sensors and Neural Networks," Mechanics of Composite Materials and Structures, Vol. 7, No.2, pp.195-205,2000.
- M. T. Valoor, K. Chandrashekhara and S. Agarwal, " Active Vibration Control of Smart Composite Plates Using Self Adaptive Neuro-Controller,"Smart Materials and Structures - An Institute of physics Journal , Vol. 9, pp. 197-204, 2000.
- M. T. Valoor and K. Chandrashekhara, " A Thick Composite Beam Model for Delamination Prediction by the Use of Neural Networks," Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 60, pp. 1773-1779, 2000.
- A. Lunia, K. M. Isaac, K. Chandrashekhara and S. E. Watkins, "Aerodynamic Testing of a Smart Composite Wing Using Fiber-Optic Strain Sensing and Neural Networks," Smart Materials and Structures - An Institute of Physics Journal, Vol. 9, pp. 767-773, 2000.
- M. T. Valoor, K. Chandrashekhara and S. Agarwal, "Self-Adaptive Vibration Control of Smart Composite Beams Using Recurrent Neural Architecture," International Journal of Solids and Structures , Vol. 38, No. 44-45, pp. 7857-7874, 2001.
- A. Belarbi, S. E. Watkins, K. Chandrashekhara, J. Corra and B. Konz, "Smart Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Rods Featuring Improved Ductility and Health Monitoring Capabilities, Smart Materials and Structures - An Institute of Physics Journal, Vol. 10, pp. 427-431, 2001.
- Y. Shen, K. Chandrashekhara and S. Agarwal, "Recurrent Neural Networks for Robust Vibration Control of Composite Shells," International Journal of Smart Engineering System Design, Vol. 3, pp. 175-185, 2001.
- S. Watkins, G. Sanders, F. Akhavan and K. Chandrashekhara, "Modal Analysis Using Fiber Optic Sensors and Neural Networks for Prediction of Composite Beam Delamination," Smart Materials and Structures - An Institute of Physics Journal, Vol. 11, pp. 489-495, 2002.
- Y. Shen, M. Xu, K. Chandrashekhara and A. Nanni, "Finite Element Analysis of FRP Tube Assemblies for Bridge Decks," Advanced Composite Materials, Vol. 11, No. 12, pp. 151-169, 2002.
- P. Kumar, K. Chandrashekhara and A. Nanni, "Testing and Evaluation of Components for a Composite Bridge Deck," Journal of Reinforced Composites and Plastics, Vol. 22, No. 5, pp. 441-461, 2003.
-J. Zhu, K. Chandrashekhara, V. Flanigan and S. Kapila, "Manufacturing and Mechanical Properties of Soy-based Composites Using Pultrusion," Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, Vol. 35, pp. 95-101, 2004.
- P. Kumar, K. Chandrashekhara and A. Nanni, "Structural Performance of a FRP Bridge Deck," Construction and Building Materials ,Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 35-47, 2004.
- J. Zhu, K. Chandrashekhara, V. Flanigan and S. Kapila, "Curing and Mechanical Characterization of Soy-based Epoxy Resin System," Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 91, No. 6, pp. 3513-3518, 2004.
- Y. Shen, K. Chandrashekhara, W. Breig and L. R. Oliver, "Neural Network Based Constitutive Model for Rubber Material," Rubber Chemistry and Technology, Vol. 77, No. 2, pp. 257-277, 2004.
- S. E. Watkins, R. H. Hall, K. Chandrashekhara, and J. M. Baker, "Interdisciplinary Learning through a Connected Classroom," International Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 176-187, 2004.
- Y. Shen, K. Chandrashekhara, W. Breig and L.R. Oliver, “Finite Element Analysis of V-Ribbed Belts Using Neural Network Based Hyperelastic Model,” International Journal of Nonlinear Mechanics, Vol. 40, pp. 875-890, 2005.
- A. Shabeer, A. Garg, S. Sundararaman, K. Chandrashekhara, V. Flanigan and S. Kapila, “Dynamic Mechanical Characterization of Soy-based Epoxy Resin System,”  Journal of Applied Polymer Science , Vol. 98, pp. 1772-1780, 2005.
- K. Chandrashekhara, S. Sundararaman, V. Flanigan and S. Kapila, “Affordable Composites Using Renewable Materials,” Materials Science and Engineering A, Vol. 412, pp. 2-6, 2005.
- G. Liang, A. Garg, K. Chandrashekhara, V. Flanigan  and S. Kapila, “Cure Characterization of Pultruded Soy-based Composites,” Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites , Vol. 24, No. 14, pp. 1509-1520, 2005. 
- G. Song, K. Chandrashekhara, W.F. Breig, D.L. Klein and L.R. Oliver, “ J-Integral Analysis of Cord-Rubber Serpentine Belt Using Neural Network Based Material Modeling,” Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures,  Vol. 28, pp. 847-860, 2005.
- G. Song, K. Chandrashekhara, W.F. Breig, D.L. Klein and L.R. Oliver, “Analysis of Cord-Reinforced Poly-Rib Serpentine Drive with Thermal Effect,” ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol.127, pp. 1198-1206, 2005.
- G. Liang and K. Chandrashekhara, “Cure Kinetics and Rheology Characterization of Soy-based Epoxy Resin System,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science,Vol. 102, pp. 3168-3180, 2006. 
-A. Shabeer, S. Sundararaman, K. Chandrashekhara and L. Dharani, “Physicochemical Properties and Fracture Behavior of Soy-based Resin,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 105, pp. 656-663, 2007.
-S.E. Watkins, F. Ahkavan, R. Dua, K. Chandrashekhara, D. C. Wunsch, ”Impact Damage Characterization of Composite Plates Using Neural Networks,” Smart Materials and Structures Vol. 16, pp. 515-524, 2007.
-A. Shabeer, K. Chandrashekhara and T. Schuman, “Synthesis and Characterization of Soy-based Nanocomposites,” Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 41, No. 15, pp. 1825-1850, 2007.
-S. Sundararaman, G. Liang, K. Chandrashekhara, L. R. Oliver and S. G. Holmes, “Mode-I Fatigue Crack Growth Analysis of V-ribbed Belts,” Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, Vol. 43, pp. 870-878, 2007.