Guruswami Ravichandran

John E. Goode, Jr. Professor of Aerospace and Professor Mechanical Engineering
Director, Graduate Aerospace Laboratories

Graduate Aerospace Laboratories - California Institute of Technology

 

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B. Li, A. Kidane, G. Ravichandran, M. Ortiz, Verification and validation of the Optimal Transportation Meshfree (OTM) simulation of terminal ballistics ,International Journal of Impact Engineering, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2011.11.003 (2012)

J. Notbohm, J.-H. Kim, A. R. Asthagiri, G. Ravichandran, Three-Dimensional Analysis of the Effect of Epidermal Growth Factor on Cell-Cell Adhesion in Epithelial Cell Clusters, Biophysical Journal, DOI: 10.1016/j.bpj.2012.02.016 (2012)

G. Ravichandran, Y. D. S. Rajapakse, Sandwich Structures, Experimental Mechanics, DOI: 10.1007/s11340-011-9580-2 (2012)

J. Notbohm, B. Poon, G. Ravichandran, Analysis of nanoindentation of soft materials with an atomic force microscope, Journal of Materials Research, DOI: 10.1557/jmr.2011.252 (2012)

M. L. Silva and G. Ravichandran, Stress field evolution under mechanically simulated hull slamming conditions, Experimental Mechanics, DOI: 10.1007/s11340-011-9529-5 (2012)

M. L. Silva and G. Ravichandran, Combined thermoelastic stress analysis and digital image correlation with a single infrared camera, Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design, 46, 783-793 (2011)

B. Poon, L. Ponson, H. Zhao and G. Ravichandran, Damage accumulation and hysteretic behavior of MAX phase materials, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 59, 2238-2257 (2011)

J. L. Brown, G. Ravichandran, W. D. Reinhart and W. M. Trott, High pressure Hugoniot measurements using converging shocks, Journal of Applied Physics, 109, DOI: 10.1063/1.3590140 (2011)

  • C. Franck, S.A. Maskarinec, D. A. Tirrell and G. Ravichandran Three-Dimensional Traction Force Microscopy: A New Tool for Quantifying Cell-Matrix Interactions, PLOS ONE, 6, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017833 (2011)

    J. P. Schramm, M. D. Demetriou, W. L. Johnson, B. Poon, G. Ravichandran and D. Rittel, Effect of strain rate on the yielding mechanism of amorphous metal foam, Applied Physics Letters, 96, DOI:  10.1063/1.3279132 (2010)

    Y.B. Gu, S. Zhuang, M. Vural, A. Molinari and G. Ravichandran, Upstream jetting phenomenon in planar shock wave experiments with ceramic powders, Shock Waves, 20, 387-393 (2010)
  • M. Tao, A. H. Chokshi, R. D. Conner, G. Ravichandran and W. L. Johnson, Deformation and crystallization of Zr-based amorphous alloys in homogeneous flow regime, Journal of Materials Research, 25, 1137-1148 (2010)

    H. Chai and G. Ravichandran, On the mechanics of fracture in monoliths and multilayers from low-velocity impact by sharp or blunt-tip projectiles, International Journal of Impact Engineering, 36, 375-385 (2009)

    S. L. B. Kramer, G. Ravichandran and K. Bhattacharya, Transmission wavefront shearing interferometry for photoelastic materials, Applied Optics, 48, 2450-1460 (2009)

    J. Zhao, W. G. Knauss and G. Ravichandran, A new shear-compression-specimen for determining quasistatic and dynamic polymer properties, Experimental Mechanics, 49, 427-436 (2009)

    S. Daly, D. Rittel, K. Bhattacharya and G. Ravichandran, Large deformation of nitinol under shear dominant loading, Experimental Mechanics, 49, 225-233 (2009)

    K. Elkhodary, L. P. Sun, D. L. Irving, D. W. Brenner, G. Ravichandran and M. A. Zikry, Integrated experimental, atomistic, and microstructurally based finite element investigation of the dynamic compressive behavior of 2139 Aluminum, Journal of Applied Mechanics, 76, DOI: 10.1115/1.3129769 (2009)

    L. Ponson, K. Diest, H. A. Atwater, G. Ravichandran and K. Bhattacharya, Competing failure mechanisms in thin films: Application to layer transfer, Journal of Applied Physics, 105, DOI: 10.1063/1.3078801 (2009)

    D. Rittel, M. L. Silva, B. Poon and G. Ravichandran, Thermomechanical behavior of single crystalline tantalum in the static and dynamic regime, Mechanics of Materials, 41, 1323-1329 (2009)

    H. Chai and G. Ravichandran, Tunneling radial cracks in layered structures from contact loading, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 76, 2526-2537 (2009)

    S.A. Maskarinec, C. Franck, D. A. Tirrell and G. Ravichandran, Quantifying cellular traction forces in three dimensions, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106, 22108-22113 (2009)

    S. L. B. Kramer, M. Mello, G. Ravichandran and K. Bhattacharya, Phase shifting full-field interferometric methods for determination of in-plane tensorial stress, Experimental Mechanics, 49, 303-315 (2009)

    D. Rittel, E. Hanina and G. Ravichandran, Note on the direct determination of the confining pressure of cylindrical specimens, Experimental Mechanics, 48, 375-377 (2008)

    P. Tandaiya, U. Ramamurty, G. Ravichandran and R. Narasimhan, Effect of Poisson's ratio on crack tip fields and fracture behavior of metallic glasses, Acta Materialia, 56, 6077-6086 (2008)

    E. Bouchaud, D. Boivin, J. L. Pouchou, D. Bonamy, B. Poon and G. Ravichandran, Fracture through cavitation in a metallic glass, Europhysics Letters, 83, DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/83/66006 (2008)

    P. J. Nowatzki, C. Franck, S. A. Maskarinec, G. Ravichandran and D. A. Tirrell, Mechanically tunable thin films of photosensitive artificial proteins: Preparation and characterization by nanoindentation, Macromolecules, 41, 1839-1845 (2008)

    A. Molinari and G. Ravichandran, Peeling of elastic tapes: Effects of large deformations, pre-straining, and of a peel-zone Model, Journal of Adhesion, 84, 961–995 (2008)

    B. Poon, D. Rittel and G. Ravichandran, An analysis of nanoindentation in elastic-plastic solids, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 45, 6399-6415 (2008)

    B. Poon, D. Rittel and G. Ravichandran, An analysis of nanoindentation in elastic solids, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 45, 6018-6043 (2008)

    J. Zhao, W. G. Knauss and G. Ravichandran, Applicability of the time-temperature superposition principle in modeling dynamic response of a polyurea, Mechanics of Time Dependent Materials, 11, 289-308 (2007)

    T. H. Kidd, S. Zhuang and G. Ravichandran, An in-situ ultrasonic technique for simultaneous measurement of longitudinal and shear wave speeds in solids, Experimental Mechanics, 47, 753-759 (2007)

    H. Chai and G. Ravichandran, Transverse fracture in multilayers from tension and line-wedge indentation, International Journal of Fracture, 145, 299-312 (2007)

    S. Daly, G. Ravichandran and K. Bhattacharya, Experimental investigation of crack initiation in thin sheets of nitinol, Acta Materialia, 55, 6322-6330 (2007)

    A. Bhattacharyya, D. Rittel and G. Ravichandran, Strain rate dependency on deformation texture for pure polycrystalline tantalum, International Journal of Materials Research, 98, 889-893 (2007)

    H. Wang, K. C. Hwang, Y. Huang, P. D. Wu, B. Liu, G. Ravichandran, C. S. Han and H. Gao, A conventional theory of strain gradient crystal plasticity based on the Taylor dislocation model, International Journal of Plasticity, 23, 1540-1554 (2007)

    S. Daly, G. Ravichandran and K. Bhattacharya, Stress-induced martensitic phase transformation in thin sheets of nitinol, Acta Materialia, 55, 3593-3600 (2007)

    I. S. Carrico, S. A. Maskarinec, S. C. Heilshorn, M. L. Mock, J. C. Liu, P. Nowatzki, C. Franck, G. Ravichandran and D. A. Tirrell, Lithographic patterning of photoreactive cell-adhesive proteins, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 129, 4874-4875 (2007)

    D. Shilo, E. Burcsu, G. Ravichandran and K. Bhattacharya, A model for large electrostrictive actuation in ferroelectric single crystals, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 44, 2053-2065, (2007)

    H. Tan, Y. Huang, C. Liu, G. Ravichandran, H. M. Inglis and P. H. Geubelle, The uniaxial tension of particulate composite materials with nonlinear interface debonding, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 44, 1809-1822, (2007)

    C. Franck, S. Hong, S.A. Maskarinec, D. A. Tirrell and G. Ravichandran, Three-dimensional full-field measurements of large deformations in soft materials using confocal microscopy and digital volume correlation, Experimental Mechanics, 47, 427-438 (2007)

    D. Rittel, A. Bhattacharyya, B. Poon, J. Zhao and G. Ravichandran, Thermomechanical characterization of pure polycrystalline tantalum, Materials Science and Engineering, 447, 465-470 (2007)

    Y. Gu and G. Ravichandran, Dynamic behavior of selected ceramic powders-Erratum, International Journal of Impact Engineering, 34, 394 (2007)

    A. Molinari and G. Ravichandran, Modeling plastic shocks in periodic laminates with gradient plasticity theories, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 54, 2495-2526 (2006)

    L. Y. Jiang, Y. Huang, H. Jiang, G. Ravichandran, H. Gao, K. C. Hwang and B. Liu, A cohesive law for carbon nanotube/polymer interfaces based on the van der Waals force, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 54, 2436-2452 (2006)

    D. Rittel, G. Ravichandran and A. Venkert, The mechanical response of pure iron at high strain rates under dominant shear, Materials Science and Engineering, 432, 191-201 (2006)

    G. Lykatrofitis, A. J. Rosakis and G. Ravichandran, Self-healing pulse-like shear ruptures in the laboratory, Science, 313, 1765-1768 (2006)

    C. T. Liu and G. Ravichandran, Influence of confining pressure on the crack growth behavior in a highly filled elastomer, Journal of Applied Mechanics, 73, 778-782 (2006)

    R. Zhang, D. Shilo, G. Ravichandran and K. Bhattacharya, Mechanical characterization of released thin films by contact loading, Journal of Applied Mechanics, 73, 730-736 (2006)

    C. Franck, G. Ravichandran and K. Bhattacharya, Characterization of domain walls in BaTiO3 using simultaneous atomic force and piezo response force microscopy, Applied Physics Letters88, 102907 (1-3) (2006)

    G. Lykatrofitis, A. J. Rosakis and G. Ravichandran, Particle velocimetry and photoelasticity applied to the study of dynamic sliding along frictionally-held bimaterial interfaces: Techniques and feasibility, Experimental Mechanics, 46, 205-216 (2006)

    Y. Gu and G. Ravichandran, Dynamic behavior of selected ceramic powders, International Journal of Impact Engineering, 32, 1768-1785 (2006)

    A. Bhattacharyya, D. Rittel and G. Ravichandran, Strain rate effect on the evolution of deformation texture for a-Iron, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 37A, 1137-1145 (2006)

    Y. Gu and G. Ravichandran, Prediction of incipient shear band trajectories in a thick wall cylinder explosion test, Experimental Mechanics, 45, 447-450 (2005)

    A. Molinari and G. Ravichandran, Analysis of shear banding in metallic glasses under bending, Acta Materialia, 53, 4087-4095 (2005)

    A. Molinari and G. Ravichandran, Constitutive modeling of high-strain-rate deformation in metals based on the evolution of an effective microstructural length, Mechanics of Materials, 37, 737-752 (2005)

    A. Bhattacharyya, D. Rittel and G. Ravichandran, Effect of strain rate on deformation texture in OFHC copper, Scripta Materialia, 52, 657-661 (2005)

    J. L. Raphanel, G. Ravichandran and Y. M. Leroy, Three-dimensional rate-dependent crystal plasticity based on Runge-Kutta algorithms for update and consistent linearization, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 41, 5995-6021 (2004)

    M. Vural and G. Ravichandran, Failure mode transition and energy dissipation in naturally occurring composites, Composites Part B - Engineering, 35, 639-646 (2004)

    D. Shilo, G. Ravichandran and K. Bhattacharya, Investigation of twin wall structure at the nanometer scale using atomic force microscopy, Nature Materials, 3, 453-457 (2004)

    M. Vural and G. Ravichandran, Transverse failure in thick S2-glass/epoxy fiber reinforced composites, Journal of Composite Materials, 38, 609-623 (2004)

    E. Burcsu, G. Ravichandran and K. Bhattacharya, Large electrostrictive actuation of barium titanate single crystals, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 52, 83-846 (2004)

    A. Molinari and G. Ravichandran, Fundamental structure of steady plastic shock waves in metals, Journal of Applied Physics, 95, 1718-1732 (2004)

    J. Lu and G. Ravichandran Pressure-dependent flow behavior of Zr41.2Ti13.8Cu12.5Ni10Be22.5 bulk metallic glass, Journal of Materials Research, 18, 2039-2049 (2003)

    K. Bhattacharya and G.  Ravichandran, Ferroelectric perovskites for electromechanical actuation, Acta Materialia, 51, 5941-5960 (2003)

    J. Lu, S. Suresh and G. Ravichandran, Dynamic indentation for determining the strain rate sensitivity of metals, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 51, 1923-1938 (2003)

    M. Vural, D. Rittel and G. Ravichandran, Large strain mechanical behavior of 1018 steel over a wide range of strain rates, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 34A, 2873-2885 (2003)

    S. Lee and G. Ravichandran, Crack initiation in brittle solids under multiaxial compression, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 70, 1645-1658 (2003)

    S. Lee and G. Ravichandran, An investigation of cracking in brittle solids under dynamic compression using photoelasticity, Optics and Lasers in Engineering, 40, 341-352 (2003)

    M. Vural and G. Ravichandran, Dynamic response and energy dissipation characteristics of balsa wood: experiment and analysis, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 40, 2147-2170 (2003)

    J. Lu, G. Ravichandran and W. L. Johnson, Deformation behavior of the Zr41.2Ti13.8Cu12.5Ni10Be22.5 bulk metallic glass over a wide range of strain-rates and temperatures, Acta Materialia, 51, 3429-3443 (2003)

    M. Vural and G. Ravichandran, Microstructral aspects and modeling of failure in naturally occurring porous composites, Mechanics of Materials, 35, 523-536 (2003)

    S. Zhuang, G. Ravichandran and D. E. Grady, An Experimental Investigation of Shock Wave Propagation in Periodically Layered Composites, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 51, 245-265 (2003)

    S. Yadav and G. Ravichandran, Penetration resistance of laminated ceramic/polymer structures, International Journal of Impact Engineering, 28, 557-574 (2003)

    D. Rittel, S. Lee and G. Ravichandran, A shear-compression specimen for large strain testing, Experimental Mechanics, 42, 58-64 (2002)

    S. Zhuang, J. Lu and G. Ravichandran, Shock wave response of a zirconium-based bulk metallic glass and its composite, Applied Physics Letters, 80, 4522-4524 (2002)

    D. Rittel, G. Ravichandran and S. Lee, Large strain constitutive behavior of OFHC copper over a wide range of strain rates using the shear compression specimen, Mechanics of Materials, 34, 627-642 (2002)

    A. Venkert, P. R. Guduru and G. Ravichandran, Effect of loading rate on fracture morphology in a high strength ductile steel, Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 123, 261- 267 (2001)

    P. R. Guduru, A. J. Rosakis and G. Ravichandran, Dynamic shear bands: an investigation using high speed optical and infrared diagnostics, Mechanics of Materials, 33, 371-402 (2001)

    S. Yadav, E. A. Repetto, G. Ravichandran and M. Ortiz, A computational study of the influence of thermal softening on ballistic penetration in metals, International Journal of Impact Engineering, 25, 787-803 (2001)

    P. R. Guduru, A. T. Zehnder, A. J. Rosakis and G. Ravichandran, Dynamic full field measurements of crack tip temperatures, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 68, 1535-1556 (2001)

    P. R. Guduru, G. Ravichandran and A. J. Rosakis, Observations of transient high temperature vertical microstructures in solids during adiabatic shear banding, Physical Review E, 6403, 36128 (2001)

    R. Vaidyanathan, M. Dao, G. Ravichandran and S. Suresh, Study of mechanical deformation in bulk metallic glass through instrumented indentation, Acta Materialia, 49, 3781-3789 (2001)

    K. Oguni and G. Ravichandran, A Micromechanical Model for Failure of Unidirectional Fiber Reinforced Composites, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 38, 7215-7233 (2001)

    K. Oguni and G. Ravichandran, Dynamic Compressive Behavior of Unidirectional E-Glass/Vinylester Composites, Journal of Materials Science, 36, 831-838 (2001)

    K. Oguni and G. Ravichandran, An Energy-Based Model of Longitudinal Splitting in Unidirectional Fiber Reinforced Composites, Journal of Applied Mechanics, 67, 437-443 (2000)

    K. Oguni, C. Y. Tan and G. Ravichandran, Failure Mode Transition in Unidirectional E-Glass/Vinylester Composites under Multiaxial Compression, Journal of Composite Materials, 34, 2081-2097 (2000)

    A. T. Zehnder, P. R. Guduru, A. J. Rosakis and G. Ravichandran, Million Frames per Second Infrared Imaging System, Review of Scientific Instruments, 71, 3762-3768 (2000)

    E. Burcsu, G. Ravichandran and K. Bhattacharya, Large Strain Electrostrictive Actuation in Barium Titanate, Applied Physics Letters, 77, 1698-1700 (2000)

    A. Venkert, P. R. Guduru and G. Ravichandran, Mechanisms of Dynamic Failure in High Strength Ductile Steels, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 31, 1147-1154 (2000)

    W. Chen and G. Ravichandran, Failure Mode Transition in Ceramics under Dynamic Loading, International Journal of Fracture, 101, 141-159 (2000)

    A. J. Rosakis and G. Ravichandran, Dynamic Failure Mechanics, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 37, 331-348 (2000)

    P. Rosakis, A. J. Rosakis, G. Ravichandran and J. Hodowany, A Thermodynamic Internal Variable Model for the Partition of Plastic Work into Heat and Stored Energy in Metals, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids,48, 581-607 (2000)

    J. Hodowany, G. Ravichandran, A. J. Rosakis and P. Rosakis, Partition of Plastic Work into Heat and Stored Energy in Metals, Experimental Mechanics, 40, 113-123 (2000)

    Y. J. Lee, G. Subhash and G. Ravichandran, Constitutive Modeling of Textured Body Centered Cubic (BCC) Polycrystals, International Journal of Plasticity, 15, 625-645 (1999)

    D. M. Owen, S. Zhuang, A. J. Rosakis and G. Ravichandran, Experimental Determination of Dynamic Crack Initiation and Propagation Fracture Toughness in Thin Aluminum Sheets, International Journal of Fracture, 90, 153-174 (1998)

    P. R. Guduru, R. P. Singh, G. Ravichandran and A. J. Rosakis, Dynamic Crack Initiation in Ductile Steels, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 46, 1997-2016 (1998)

    K. Bhattacharya, M. Ortiz and G. Ravichandran, Energy-Based Model of Compressive Splitting in Heterogeneous Brittle Solids, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 46, 2171-2181 (1998)

    T. Dummer, J. C. Lasalvia, G. Ravichandran and M. A. Meyers, Effect of Strain Rate on Plastic Flow and Failure in Polycrystalline Tungsten, Acta Materialia, 46, 6267-6290 (1998)

    M. Zhou, A. J. Rosakis and G. Ravichandran, On the Growth of Shear Bands and Failure-Mode Transition in Prenotched Plates-A Comparison of Singly and Doubly Notched Specimens, International Journal of Plasticity, 14, 435-451 (1998)

    G. Ravichandran and C. T. Liu, Crack-Tip Shielding in Particulate Composites Undergoing Damage, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 59, 713-723 (1998)

    G. Subhash and G. Ravichandran, Mechanical Behavior of a Hot-Pressed Aluminum Nitride Under Uniaxial Compression, Journal of Materials Science, 33, 1933-1939 (1998)

    G. Subhash, G. Ravichandran and B. J. Pletka, Plastic Deformation of Hafnium under Uniaxial Compression, Metallurgical Transactions A, 28, 1479-1487 (1997)

    T. W. Wright and G. Ravichandran, Canonical Aspects of Adiabatic Shear Bands, International Journal of Plasticity, 13, 309-325 (1997)

    W. Chen and G. Ravichandran, Dynamic Compressive Failure of a Glass Ceramic under Lateral Confinement, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 45, 1303-1328 (1997)

    M. E. Walter, G. Ravichandran and M. Ortiz, Computational Modeling of Damage Evolution in Fiber Reinforced Ceramic Matrix Composites, Computational Mechanics, 20, 192-198 (1997)

    M. E. Walter and G. Ravichandran, Experimental Simulation of Matrix Cracking and Debonding in a Model Brittle Matrix Composite, Experimental Mechanics, 37, 130-135 (1997)

    M. Zhou, G. Ravichandran and A. J. Rosakis, Dynamically Growing Shear Bands in Impact Loaded Prenotched Plates, Part II: Numerical Simulation, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 44, 1007-1032 (1996)

    M. Zhou, A. J. Rosakis and G. Ravichandran, Dynamically Growing Shear Bands in Impact Loaded Prenotched Plates, Part I: Experimental Investigation, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 44, 981-1006 (1996)

    W. Chen and G. Ravichandran, Static and Dynamic Compressive Behavior of Aluminum Nitride under Moderate Confinement, Journal of American Ceramic Society, 79, 579-584 (1996)

    W. Chen and G. Ravichandran, An Experimental Technique for Imposing Dynamic Multiaxial-Compression with Mechanical Confinement, Experimental Mechanics, 36, 155-158 (1996)

    D. J. Benson, W. Tong and G. Ravichandran, Particle Level Modeling of Dynamic Consolidation of Ti-SiC Powders, Modeling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 3, 771-796(1995)

    W. Tong and G. Ravichandran, Inertial Effects on Void Growth in Viscoplastic Materials, Journal of Applied Mechanics,
    62, 633-639(1995)

    G. Ravichandran and C. T. Liu, Modeling Constitutive Behavior of Particulate Composites Undergoing Damage, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 32, 979-990 (1995)

    G. Ravichandran and G. Subhash, A Micromechanical Model for High-Strain-Rate Behavior of Ceramics, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 32, 2627-2646(1995)

    W. Tong, G. Ravichandran, T. A. Christman and T. Vreeland, Processing SiC-Particulate Reinforced Titanium-based Metal Matrix Composites by Shock Wave Consolidation, Acta Metallurgica et Materialia, 43, 235-250(1995)

    M. E. Walter and G. Ravichandran, An Experimental Investigation of Damage Evolution in a Ceramic Matrix Composite, Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 117, 101-108 (1995)

    J. J. Mason, A. J. Rosakis and G. Ravichandran, Full Field Measurements of the Dynamic Deformation Field Around a Growing Adiabatic Shear Band at the Tip of a Dynamically Loaded Notch, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 42,  1679-1698 (1994)

    W. Chen, G. Subhash and G. Ravichandran, Evaluation of Ceramic Specimen Geometries Used in a Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar, Dymat Journal, 1, 193-210(1994)

    W. Tong and G. Ravichandran, Effective Elastic Moduli and Characterization of a Particulate-Reinforced Metal Matrix Composite with Damaged Particles, Composites Science and Technology, 52, 247-252 (1994)

    W. Tong and G. Ravichandran, Rise Time in Shock Consolidation of Materials, Applied Physics Letters, 65, 2783-85 (1994)

    G. Ravichandran, Influence of Processing on the High Strain Rate Behavior of Refractory Metals-A Review, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 9, 1031-1046 (1994)

    J. J. Mason, A. J. Rosakis and G. Ravichandran, On the Strain and Strain-Rate Dependence of Plastic Work Converted to Heat: An Experimental Study Using High Speed Infrared Detectors and the Kolsky Bar, Mechanics of Materials, 17, 135-145 (1994)

    G. Ravichandran and G. Subhash, Critical Appraisal of Limiting Strain Rates for Testing Ceramics in a Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 77,  263-67 (1994)

    G. Subhash, Y. J. Lee and G. Ravichandran, Plastic Deformation of CVD Textured Tungsten: Part II. Characterization, Acta Metallurgica et Materialia, 42, 331-340 (1994)

    G. Subhash, Y. J. Lee and G. Ravichandran, Plastic Deformation of CVD Textured Tungsten: Part I. Constitutive Response, Acta Metallurgica et Materialia, 42, 319-330 (1994)

    M. V. Srinivas and G. Ravichandran, Interfacial Crack Propagation in a Thin Viscoelastic Film Bonded to an Elastic Substrate, International Journal of Fracture, 65, 31-47 (1994).

    W. Tong and G. Ravichandran, Dynamic Pore Collapse in Viscoplastic Materials, Journal of Applied Physics, 74, 2425-2435 (1993)

    A. J. Rosakis, J. J. Mason and G. Ravichandran, The Conversion of Plastic Work to Heat around a Dynamically Propagating Crack in Metals, Journal of Mechanical Behavior of Materials, 4, p. 375-385 (1992)

    S. Krishnaswamy, A. J. Rosakis and G. Ravichandran, On the Extent of Dominance of Asymptotic Elastodynamic Crack-tip Fields; Part II: Numerical Investigation of Three Dimensional and Transient Effects, Journal of Applied Mechanics, 58, 95-103 (1991)

    K. T. Ramesh and G. Ravichandran, Dynamic Behavior of a Boron Carbide-Aluminum Cermet: Experiments and Observations, Mechanics of Materials, 10, 19-29 (1990)

    R. Godse, G. Ravichandran and R. J. Clifton, Micromechanisms of Dynamic Crack Propagation in an AISI-4340 Steel, Materials Science and Engineering, A112, 79-88 (1989)

    G. Ravichandran and W. G. Knauss, A Finite Elastostatic Analysis of Bimaterial Interface Cracks, International Journal of Fracture, 39, 235-253 (1989)

    G. Ravichandran and R. J. Clifton, Dynamic Fracture Under Plane Wave Loading, International Journal of Fracture, 40, 157-201 (1989)

Conference Proceedings

  • M. Vural and G. Ravichandran, Dynamic behavior and failure of unidirectional thick composites under confinement, Proceedings of the SEM Annual Conference and Exposition of Experimental & Applied Mechanics, Charlotte, NC, June 2-4 (2003)

    M. Vural, D. Rittel and G. Ravichandran, Investigation of the dynamic large strain behavior of 1018 steel using shear-compression specimens, Proceedings of the SEM Annual Conference and Exposition of Experimental & Applied Mechanics, Charlotte, NC, June 2-4 (2003)

    M. Vural and G. Ravichandran, Dynamic behavior of cellular composites: Balsa wood, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on the Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Geneva, Switzerland, May 25-29 (2003)

    M. Vural and G. Ravichandran, An experimental investigation of large strain deformation and adiabatic shear localization in steels, Proceedings of the PLASTICITY’2003 - 10th International Symposium on Plasticity, Quebec City, Canada, July 7-11 (2003).

    M. Vural and G. Ravichandran, Dynamic behavior of unidirectional fiber reinforced polymer composites subjected to multiaxial compression, Proceedings of ICCM-14, 14th International Conference on Composite Materials, San Diego, CA, July 14-18 (2003).

    M. Vural and G. Ravichandran, Dynamic behavior of S2-glass/epoxy fiber reinforced composites, Proceedings of the American Society for Composites Seventeenth Technical Conference, October 21-23, 2002, West Lafayette, IN, C. T. Sun and H. Kim (Eds.), CRC Press (2002).

    M. Vural and G. Ravichandran, High-strain-rate testing of sandwich core materials, in Recent Advances in Experimental Mechanics - In Honor of Isaac M. Daniel, E. E. Gdoutos (Ed.), Kluwer Academic Publishers (2002).

    M. Vural and G. Ravichandran, High-strain-rate failure of a porous heterogeneous composite: Balsa Wood, in Dynamic Failure in Composite Materials and Structures, AMD-Vol.247, Y. D. S. Rajapakse (Ed.), ASME Press (2001).

    E. Burcsu, G. Ravichandran and K. Bhattacharya, Large Strain Electrostrictive Actuation in Barium Titanate, Active Materials: Behavior and Mechanics, C. S. Lynch (Ed.), Smart Structures and Materials 2000, Vol. 3992, 296-304, SPIE (2000)

    K. Oguni and G. Ravichandran, Dynamic Behavior of Unidirectional Composites Under Multiaxial Compression, Thick Composites for Load Bearing Structures, Y. D. S. Rajapakse and G. A. Kardomateas (Eds.), AMD-Vol. 235,  87-96, ASME. (1999)

    K. Oguni and G. Ravichandran, Dynamic Behavior of Fiber Reinforced Composites under Multiaxial Compression, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, I. M. Allison (Ed.), 211-216, A.A. Balkema. (1998)

    T. W. Wright and G. Ravichandran, On Shock Induced Damage in Ceramics, Contemporary Research in the Mechanics and Mathematics of Materials, R. C. Batra and M. E. Beatty (Eds.), 480-488, CIMNE, Barcelona, Spain (1996)

    R. P. Singh, A. J. Rosakis and G. Ravichandran, Characterization of Dynamic Ductile Fracture Using High speed Infrared and Visible Optics, C. T. Sun and Y. D. S. Rajapakse (Eds.), AD-Vol. 52,  199-207, ASME (1996)

    M. Ziv, M.C. Boyce, G. Ravichandran and J. Hodowany, High Rate Deformation of Amorphous Polymers and Their Blends, Mechanics of Plastics and Plastic Components, M. C. Boyce (Ed.), MD-Vol. 68, 423-435, ASME (1995)

    A. J. Rosakis, G. Ravichandran and M. Zhou, Dynamically Growing Shear Bands in Metals: High Speed Optical and Infrared Measurements of Temperature and Deformation Fields, Proceedings of IUTAM Symposium on Nonlinear Fracture Mechanics, J. R. Willis (Ed.), Cambridge, U. K. (1995)

    C. T. Liu and G. Ravichandran, Effect of Loading Rate on Crack Tip Behavior-An Experimental and Numerical Investigation, Computational Mechanics’95, S. N. Atluri, G. Yagawa and T. A. Cruse (Eds.), Vol. 2, 2063-2068, Springer (1995)

    G. Subhash, B. J. Pletka and G. Ravichandran, Constitutive Response and Characterization of Deformation Modes in Hafnium, Tungsten & Refractory Metals-1994, 597-604, Metal Powder Industries Federation, Princeton, NJ (1994)

    M. E. Walter, D. M. Owen and G. Ravichandran, Static and Dynamic Tension Testing of Ceramics and Ceramic Composites, Mechanical Testing of Ceramics and Composites, A. Gilat (Ed.), AMD-Vol. 197, 13-22, ASME (1994)

    W. Tong and G. Ravichandran, Shock Consolidation of Novel Materials, Wave Propagation-Emerging Technologies, V. K. Kinra, R. J. Clifton and G. C. Johnson (Eds.), AMD-Vol. 188, 121-132, ASME (1994)

    M. Zhou, A. J. Rosakis and G. Ravichandran, Adiabatic Shear Band Formation in Asymmetrically Impacted Pre-notched Plates-An Investigation of Temperature Signatures, Material Instabilities-Theory and Application, R. C. Batra and H. M. Zbib (Eds.), AMD-Vol. 183/MD-Vol. 50, 35-49, ASME (1994)

    W. Tong, G. Ravichandran, T. A. Christman and T. Vreeland, Processing and Properties of SiC-Particulate Reinforced Titanium Matrix Composites by Shock Wave Consolidation, Proceedings of Dymat’94 Conference, Journal de Physique IV, 4, 331-336 (1994)

    W. Chen and G. Ravichandran, Dynamic Failure of Ceramics under Multiaxial Compression, Proceedings of Dymat’94 Conference, Journal de Physique IV, 4, 177-182 (1994)

    W. Tong, G. Ravichandran, T. Christman and T. Vreeland, Jr., Effects of Interfacial Reaction on The Mechanical Properties of Ti-SiC Particulate Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites, in: High Performance Metal and Ceramic Matrix Composites, K. Upadhya (Ed.), 33-47, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, Warrendale, PA (1994)

    G. Subhash and G. Ravichandran, High Strain Rate Behavior and Localization in Hafnium, in Proceedings of the 13th Army Symposium on Solid Mechanics, S. C. Chou, K. Iyer and T. W. Wright (Eds.), 621-632,Army Research Laboratories, Watertown, MA (1993)

    J. J. Mason, A. J. Rosakis and G. Ravichandran, On the Strain and Strain Rate Dependence of the Fraction of Plastic Work Converted to Heat and Full Field Measurements of the Dynamic Deformation Field Around a Growing Adiabatic Shear Band, in Proceedings of the 13th Army Symposium on Solid Mechanics, S. C. Chou, K. Iyer and T. W. Wright (Eds.), 595-608,Army Research Laboratories, Watertown, MA (1993)

    W. Chen and G. Ravichandran, Dynamic Behavior of Ceramics Under Multiaxial Compression, in Proceedings of the 13th Army Symposium on Solid Mechanics, S. C. Chou, K. Iyer and T. W. Wright (Eds.),  461-468,Army Research Laboratories, Watertown, MA (1993)

    C. T. Liu and G. Ravichandran, Measurement of Damage in a Polyphase Material by Using Acoustic Imaging Technique, Proceedings of the Conference on Advanced Technology in Experimental Mechanics (ATEM), 77-82, The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (1993)

    G. Subhash and G. Ravichandran, High Strain Rate Behavior and Localization in Hafnium, in Experimental Techniques in the Dynamics of Deformable Solids, K. T. Ramesh (Eds.), AMD-Vol. 165, 79-88, ASME (1993)

    J. J. Mason, A. J. Rosakis and G. Ravichandran, Use of High-Speed Infra-Red Detectors for Dynamic Deformation and Failure, in Experimental Techniques in the Dynamics of Deformable Solids, K. T. Ramesh (Ed.), AMD-Vol. 165, 11-24, ASME (1993)

    M. E. Walter and G. Ravichandran, Experimental Studies of a Thermo-Mechanically Loaded Brittle Matrix Composite, in Constitutive Behavior of High Temperature Composites, G. M. Newaz, S. Mall and B. Majumdar (Eds.), MD-Vol. 40, 163-173, ASME (1992)

    M. E. Walter and G. Ravichandran, Experimental Studies of a Thermo-Mechanically Loaded Brittle Matrix Composite, Proceedings of the VII International Congress in Experimental Mechanics, Las Vegas, 1179-1185, SEM, Bechtel, CT (1992)

    W. Chen and G. Ravichandran, Micromechanics of Damage in Ceramic Materials Under Uniaxial Compression, in Advances in Local Fracture/Damage Models for the Analysis of Engineering Problems, J. H. Giovanola and A. J. Rosakis (Eds.), AMD-Vol. 137, 121-130, ASME (1992)

    G. Ravichandran and W. Chen, Dynamic Failure of Brittle Materials under Uniaxial Compression, in Experiments in Micromechanics of Failure Resistant Materials, K.-S. Kim (Ed.), AMD-Vol. 130, 85-90, ASME (1991)

    G. Ravichandran, Dynamic Failure of Brittle Materials: Micromechanics and Experiments, Mechanical Behavior of Materials-VI, M. Jono and T. Inoue (Eds.), ICM6, Kyoto, Japan, 1, 549-554, Pergamon (1991)

    S. N. Chang, D. T. Chung, G. Ravichandran and S. Nemat-Nasser, Plate Impact Experiments on Mg-PSZ and Improved Target Configurations, Shock Compression of Condensed Matter-1989, S. C. Schmidt et al. (Eds.), 389-392, Elsevier (1990)

    G. Ravichandran, S. N. Chang and S. Nemat-Nasser, Elasto-Plastic Behavior of a Partially Stabilized Zirconia, Shock Compression of Condensed Matter-1989, S. C. Schmidt et al. (Eds.), 381-384, Elsevier (1990)

    G. Ravichandran, An Analysis of Dynamic Crack Initiation and Propagation in Elastic-Viscoplastic Solids, ICF 7-Advances in Fracture Research, 1, K. Salama et al. (Eds.), 819-826, Pergamon (1990)

    K. T. Ramesh, B. A. Altman, G. Ravichandran and S. Nemat-Nasser, Failure Mode and Mechanism in Cermets Under Stress Wave Loading, ICF 7-Advances in Fracture Research, 1, K. Salama et al. (Eds.), 811-818, Pergamon (1989)

    S. Krishnaswamy, A. J. Rosakis and G. Ravichandran, A Bifocal Arrangement for Reflected Caustics for the Investigation of the Domain of Dominance of Asymptotic Elastic Fields in Dynamic Fracture, ICF 7-Advances in Fracture Research, 1, K. Salama et al. (Eds.),  715-728, Pergamon (1989)

    G. Ravichandran and S. Nemat-Nasser, Micromechanics of Dynamic Fracturing of Ceramic Composites: Experiments and Observations, ICF 7-Advances in Fracture Research, 1, K. Salama et al. (Eds.), 41-48, Pergamon (1989)

    A. J. Rosakis, S. Krishnaswamy and G. Ravichandran, On the Reliability of Experimental Measurements in Dynamic Fracture, Institute of Physics Conference Series, 102, 1-13 (1989)

    S. Nemat-Nasser, J. B. Isaacs, G. Ravichandran and J. E. Starrett, High Strain-rate Testing in the U. S., Proceedings of the TTCP TTP-1 Workshop on New Techniques of Small Scale High Strain Rate Studies, 1-30, Brisbane, Australia (1988)

    K. T. Ramesh and G. Ravichandran, An Ultrasonic Evaluation of Damage in Cermets, Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, 8B, D. O. Thompson and D. E. Chimenti (Eds.), 1841-1846, Plenum (1988)
  • R. J. Clifton and G. Ravichandran, A Plate Impact Experiment for Studying Crack Initiation at Loading Rates, Proceedings of the NSF-ARO Workshop on Dynamic Fracture, W. G. Knauss, A. J. Rosakis and K. Ravi-Chandar (Eds.), 36-46, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California (1983)

Book Chapters

  • T. H. Kidd, M. Vural and G. Ravichandran, Transverse Response of Unidirectional Composites under a Wide Range of Confinements and Strain Rates, Dynamic Behavior of Materials and Structures, A. Shukla, G. Ravichandran and Y.D.S. Rajapakse (Eds.),  131-152, Springer (2010)

    M. Vural and G. Ravichandran, An Experimental and Analytial Analysis of Mechanical Response and Deformation Mode Selection in Balsa Wood, Major Accomplishments in Composite Materials and Sandwich Structures, I.M. Daniel, E.E. Gdoutos and Y.D.S. Rajapakse (Eds.), 717-756, Springer (2009)

    G. Ravichandran, Mechanics of Active Materials with Application to Piezoelectric, Ferroelectric and Ferromagnetic Solids, Handbook of Experimental Solid Mechanics, W. N. Sharpe, Jr. (Ed.), 159-168, Springer (2008)

    G. Subhash and G. Ravichandran, Split Hopkinson Bar Testing of Ceramics, ASM Handbook on Mechanical Testing and Evaluation, Vol. 8, H. Kuhn and D. Medlin (Eds.), 497-504, ASM International (2000)

    W. Tong and G. Ravichandran, "Recent Developments in Modeling Shock Compression of Porous Materials," in High-Pressure Shock Compression of Solids, IV, Response of Highly Porous Solids to Shock Loading, L. Davison, Y. Horie and M. Shahinpoor (Eds.), pp. 177-203, Springer-Verlag (1997)

 
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