M. Ramachandra Bhat

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. Evaluation of Cryogenic Effects on Mechanical Properties of Space Grade Metallic Materials

Completed Projects

  1. Vibration and Acoustic Wave Propagation in Composite Structures using Fiber Optic Sensors
  2. Study of Fracture Behavior in Titanium Alloy using Acoustic Emission Technique
  3. Smart Structural Concept-Guided Wave Evaluation of Composites
  4. Development of Multi-Functional Smart Aerospace Structures in a Non-deterministic Framework
  5. Nondestructive Evaluation of Effects of Varied Porosity on Composite Material Properties

Thesis

  • R L Vijayakumar ( Ph.D )
  • Shivanad Bhavikatti ( Ph.D )
  • R. Sivaramanivas ( Ph.D )
  • P. Subba Rao ( Ph.D )
  • V. Raghupati ( Ph.D )
  • S. Kalyanasundaram ( Ph.D )