IISc Bangalore

M. Ramachandra Bhat

Chief Research Scientist
Structures

Email: mrb[at]iisc.ac.in
Office Phone Number: +91-80-22933025
Lab Phone Number: +91-80-22933025
Office Room Number: 118
Lab Room Number : 18

 

Education

Ph.D (Aerospace Engineering) Indian Institute of Science, 1999
M.Sc (Engg) Aerospace Engineering Indian Institute of Science, 1991
B.E (Electrical Engineering) Karnataka University Dharwad, 1984

Research Interests

  • Detection, Evaluation and Characterization of Defects & Damage in Metallic & Composite Structures.
  • Structural Integrity Evaluation, Non- Destructive Evaluation and Structural Health Monitoring.
  • Study of Mechanical Behavior of Metallic & Composite Materials under different Loading Conditions.

Research Statement

  • Detection, Evaluation and Characterization of Defects & Damage in Metallic & Composite Structures.
  • Structural Integrity Evaluation, Non- Destructive Evaluation and Structural Health Monitoring.
  • Study of Mechanical Behavior of Metallic & Composite Materials under different Loading Conditions.

Consulting Activities

Has been actively involved in Industrial Consultancy with following organizations ;

  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Bangalore.
  • The Boeing Aircraft Company, USA. Toyota Kirloskar, Bangalore.
  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Bangalore. Aeronautical Development Agency(ADA) Bangalore.
  • Aeronautical Development Establishment(ADE) Bangalore.
  • Research & Development Establishment (ARDE) Pune.
  • RDSO, TVS, BPCL, GSFC, BHEL, NPC, GKW….etc

Current Projects

  1. NDE of Hygrothermal Effects on Composites
  2. NDE of Adhesively Bonded Joints in Composites
  3. A Study on the Suitability of Fiber Composite Layers for Fan Blade Containment in a Gas Turbine System through Numerical Modeling and Experimental Validation
  4. A Computational Study of the Micro-Mechanics and Damage Mechanics in Metal Matrix Composite Bladed Rings based on an Asymptotically-Correct Analysis.
  1. V D Raghupathy, M R Bhat and M V N Prasad. An Experimental Study of Discontinuities in Friction Stir Welded Joints through Nondestructive Testing. Materials Evaluation. Vol 75., No.3.,pp 406-412, 2017. 2017
  2. P Subba Rao, K Renji, MR Bhat. Molecular dynamics simulations on the effects of carbon nanotubes on mechanical properties of bisphenol E cyanate ester validating experimental results. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites. JRP-16-0644, DOI: 10.1177/0731684416677745 – 2016. 2016
  3. P Subba Rao, K Renji, MR Bhat, D Roy Mahapatra and G Narayana Naik. Mechanical properties of CNT–Bisphenol E cyanate ester-based CFRP nanocomposite developed through VARTM process. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 34(12), pp 1000–1014, 2015. 2015
  4. L. Vijaya kumar and M.R. Bhat. Probabilistic stress variation studies on composite single lap joint using Monte Carlo simulation. Composite Structures. No. 121, 351-36, 2015. 2015
  5. L. Vijaya kumar, M.R. Bhat and C.R.L. Murthy. Analysis of Composite Single Lap Joints using Numerical and Experimental Approach. Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology. Vol. 28, No. 10, 893–914, 2014. 2014
  6. L. Vijaya Kumar, M. R. Bhat and C. R. L. Murthy. Non Destructive Evaluation of Degradation in Bond Line of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite Adhesive Lap Joints. International Journal of Aerospace Innovations. Volume 5 · Number 3+4, pp 61- 71, 2013. 2013
  7. R. Bhat. Non-Destructive Evaluation of Defects and Damage in Composite Materials and Structures. Journal of the Indian Institute of Science. Vol.93, No.4, pp 751 – 766, 2013. 2013
  8. L.Vijayakumar, M. R. Bhat and C R L Murthy. Experimental analysis of composite single-lap joints using digital image correlation and comparison with theoretical models. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites. 32(23), pp 1858–1876, 2013. 2013
  9. R.L.Vijayakumar, M. R. Bhat and C R L Murthy. Study of Degradation in Composite Lap Shear Joints using a Guided Wave Technique. Materials Evaluation. Vol.71, No.9, pp 1071-1080, 2013. 2013
  • Shivanad Bhavikatti (Ph.D)
  • R. Sivaramanivas (Ph.D)
  • V. Raghupati (Ph.D)
  • S. Kalyanasundaram (Ph.D)
  • Laxmikant Mane (Ph.D)
  • Nilesh Bagale (M Tech Res)
  • S B Md.Khaja Moinuddin (Ph.D)

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