The current research of Dr. Reddy and his group deals with 7- and 12-parameter shell theories and non-local and non-classical mechanics theories using the ideas of Eringen, Mindlin, Koiter, and others. Dr. Reddy and Dr. Srinivasa have conceived a transformative non-parametric network based methodology (called GraFEA) to study damage and fracture in elastic and viscoelastic solids, including composite structures.
Dr. Rajagopal’s research interests include continuum mechanics and its applications to non-linear materials. Dr. Rajagopal and Dr. Srinivasa have collaborated on numerous research works, including a 2011 work that demonstrated how the Gibbs potential can be used as a basis for developing thermodynamically-consistent, rate-type viscoelastic fluid models.
Dr. Thamburaja’s research interest include fatigue and damage mechanisms in metals; he and Dr. Srinivasa have collaborated on a novel smooth transition plasticity model combined with a novel damage parameter for fatigue failure modeling and prediction.