Early Stage Researchers

ESR 15: Development of high-fidelity component-wise models based on advanced structural theories to improve the prediction capabilities of finite elements in impact analyses of composites

Manish Hassan Nagaraj

Project: Development of high-fidelity component-wise models based on advanced structural theories to improve the prediction capabilities of finite elements in impact analyses of composites

Nationality: Indian

Host Institution: POLITO


Supervisors:

  • Erasmo Carrera (POLITO)
  • Marco Petrolo (POLITO)
  • Brian Falzon (QUB)

Start Date: 1 May 2017

PhD Status: Enrolled


Secondments:

  • QUB (3.5 weeks, Hosts: Brian Falzon, Giuseppe Catalanotti)
  • UPAT (1 month, Host: George Lampeas)

Work Package: 3

Email: manish.nagaraj@polito.it

Professional Experience

Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy

Position: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Early Stage Researcher


05/2017 - present

Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany

Position: Graduate Student Researcher


06/2015 - 05/2016

Lebanese Arabian Construction Corporation (LACECO), Beirut, Lebanon

Position: Intern


  • - Internship secured through The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE)
  • - Activities involved the desing of HVAC systems, including cooling load calculation, duct design and layout and equipment sizing
06/2012 - 08/2012

Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, India

Position: Editor (English)


  • - Served as an Editor (English) at the MIT Editorial Board
  • - Responsible for the proof-reading and other editorial aspects of the College Yearbook (Academic Year 2011-12)
07/2011 - 05/2012

Education

Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
  • Master of Science, Computational Engineering
  • - Overall Grade: 0.8 (German grading system)
  • - Master thesis: Estimating the effective thermal conductivity of carbon nanocomposites using analytical and computational models (awarded best grade)
2014 - 2016

Manipal University, Manipal, India
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • - Overall Grade: 9.60 / 10
  • - Bachelor thesis: Experimental analysis of solar air heaters with cavity absorbers (awarded a perfect grade)
2010 - 2014

Research Interests

My research interests in the field of computational mechanics include structural analysis and the modelling of materials. My current activities involve the numerical modelling of complex materials such as fibre reinforced composites, as well as their application at the structural scale, in order to determine their behaviour in terms of damage and failure. The objective of the ICONIC project is perfectly aligned with my interests, which makes the project extremely beneficial in helping me attain the necessary technical skills to fulfil my research goals. I hope to continue with this field in the future, in an academic or an R&D setting, and the current project will be a valuable experience in the course of realising my current and future professional goals.

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Scientific Articles

A.G. de Miguel, I. Kaleel, M.H. Nagaraj, A. Pagani, M. Petrolo, E. Carrera (2018). Accurate evaluation of failure indices of composite layered structures via various FE models. Composites Science and Technology 167, 174-189, doi:10.1016/j.compscitech.2018.07.031. - Publication Link

M. Petrolo, M.H. Nagaraj, I. Kaleel, E. Carrera (2018). A global-local approach for the elastoplastic analysis of compact and thin-walled structures via refined models. Computers & Structures 206, 54-65, doi:10.1016/j.compstruc.2018.06.004. - Publication Link


Conference Papers

E. Carrera, I. Kaleel, M. Nagaraj, M. Petrolo (2018). A global-local strategy for the elastoplastic analysis of complex metallic structures via component-wise approach. IMECE-2018 - International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 9-15th November 2018 (Oral presentation).

I. Kaleel, M.H. Nagaraj, M. Petrolo, E. Carrera, A.M. Waas (2018). An efficient multiscale virtual testing platform for composites via component-wise models. ASC 33rd Annual Technical Conference, Seattle, WA, USA, 24-26th September 2018 (Oral presentation).

E. Carrera, I. Kaleel, M. Nagaraj, M. Petrolo (2018). A virtual framework for the analysis of damage in composite structures. WCCM 2018 - 13th World Congress on Computational Mechanics & 2nd Pan American Congress on Applied Mechanics, New York, NY, USA, 22-27th July 2018 (Oral presentation).

I. Kaleel, A.G. de Miguel, M.H. Nagaraj, A. Pagani, M. Petrolo, E. Carrera (2018). A component-wise formulation for virtual testing of composites. ICMAMS - First International Conference on Mechanics of Advanced Materials, Turin, Italy, 17-20th June 2018 (Oral presentation).

I. Kaleel, M.H. Nagaraj, M. Petrolo, E. Carrera (2018). Contact modeling within displacement-based refined one-dimensional beam models. ICMAMS - First International Conference on Mechanics of Advanced Materials, Turin, Italy, 17-20th June 2018 (Oral presentation).

M. Nagaraj, I. Kaleel, M. Petrolo, E. Carrera (2018). Global-local techniques for macroscale analysis and key performance indicator evaluation of composite structures. ICMAMS - First International Conference on Mechanics of Advanced Materials, Turin, Italy, 17-20th June 2018 (Oral presentation).

E. Carrera, G.A. Fiordilino, M. Nagaraj, A. Pagani, M. Petrolo (2018). Nonlinear global/local analysis of composite structures. 6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics (ECCM 6) - 7th European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ECFD 7), Glasgow, UK, 11-15th June 2018 (Oral presentation).

M. Nagaraj, J.J. Timothy, G. Meschke (2017). The effective thermal conductivity of carbon nanotube composites. Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics 17(1), Special Issue: 88th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM), Weimar 2017, 613-614, doi:10.1002/pamm.201710276. - Publication Link


Outreach

Workshop on micromechanics, modelling and failure of composite in Turin (Italy)

 

Together with ESR 13 Ravin Garg and ESR 14 Iman Babaei, I wrote a blog about our participation in a workshop on micromechanics, modelling and failure of composite on 15th December 2017 at the splendid Salone d’Onore of Castello del Valentine, Turin (Italy). The workshop was organised under the scope of a joint project between Politecnico di Torino (POLITO) and Purdue University (USA), titled “Joint Project for the Internationalization of Research” (INTE).