Dr. Namas Chandra, Professor
Elmer Koch Professor
Director of BioMechanics and Materials Laboratory
Trauma Mechanics Research Initiative
Mechanical & Materials Engineering
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
W328.1 Nebraska Hall
Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0526
office: (402) 472-8310
Namas's web page
Computational Material Science, Mechanics of nano, bio and structural materials and structures, Finite Deformation, Multiscale modeling and simulation, Molecular dynamics, Nonlinear finite elements, Cohesive Zone models and fracture, Superplasticity, Composites, High velocity impact, Interfaces in solids, Thermal properties of nanoscale composites. International graduate and undergraduate engineering education.
Registered Professional Engineer, State of Florida, License no. 40075
G. Khare, Chandra, N. and J. F Silvain, "Application of Eshelby's Tensor and Rotation Matrix for the Evaluation of Thermal Transport Properties of Composites," Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 15, 1-13, 2008).
S. Namilae, Chandra, U., Srinivasan. A. and N. Chandra, "Effect of Interface Modification on the Mechanical Behavior of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Composites Using Parallel Molecular Dynamics Simulation," CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering and Science, 22, 3, 189-202, (2007).
S. Namilae and N. Chandra, "Role of Atomic Scale Interfaces in the Compressive Behavior of Carbon Nanotubes in Composites," Composites Science and Technology, 66, 13, 2030-2038, (2006).
G. A. Shen, S. Namilae and N. Chandra, "Load Transfer Issues in the Tensile and Compressive Behavior of Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes," Materials Science and Engineering A-Structural Materials and Processing, 429, 1-2, 66-73, (2006).
N. Chandra and S. Namilae, "Tensile and Compressive Behavior of Carbon Nanotubes: Effect of Functionalization and Topological Defects, "Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 13 (2): 2, 115-127, (2006).
A. Srinivasan, Y. N. Yu and N. Chandra, "Application of Reduced Order Modeling to Time Parallelization, "Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3769, 106-117, (2005).
A. Srinivasan and N. Chandra, "Latency Tolerance Through Parallelization of Time in Scientific Applications, "Parallel Computing, 31(7),777-796, (2005).
M. K. Khraisheh, B.M. Darras, P. Kalu, M. Adams-Hughes, N. Chandra, "Correlation between the microstructure and forces generated during friction stir processing of AA5052", Materials Science Forum, 475-479, 3043-3046, Part 1-5,(2005).
N. Chandra, M. K. Khraisheh and P. Kalu, "Effect of State of Stress on the cavitation behavior of Al 5083 Superplastic Material, "Materials Science Forum, 475-479, 2931-2936, Part 1-5, (2005).
S. Namilae and N. Chandra, "Multiscale model to study the effect of interfaces in carbon nanotube based composites, "ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 127 (2): 222-232, (2005).
C. Shet, N. Chandra and S. Namilae, "Defect annihilations in carbon nanotubes under thermo-mechanical loadings, "Journal of Material Science, 40 (1): 27-36, (2005).
C. Shet, N. Chandra and S. Namilae, "Defect-defect interaction in carbon nanotubes under mechanical loadings, "Mechanical of Advanced Materials and Structures, 12 (1), 55-66, (2005).
M.J. Tan, C. L. Chen and N. Chandra, "Reexamination of "missing strain" during superplastic deformation," Materials Science and Engineering, 374 (1-2):369-373,(2004).
X. Chen, N. Chandra and A.M. Rajendran, "Analytical Solution to the Plate Impact Problem of Layered Heterogeneous Material Systems,"International Journal of Solids and Structures, 41 (16-17): 4635-4659,(2004).
X. Chen and N. Chandra, "The effect of heterogeneity on plane wave propagation through layered composites," Composites Science and Technology, 64, 10-11, 1477-1493, (2004).
.S. Namilae, N. Chandra and C. Shet, "Mechanical Behavior of functionalized nanotubes" Chemical Physical Letters, 387, 4-6, 247-252, (2004)
N. Chandra, S. Namilae and C. Shet, "Local Elastic Properties of carbon nanotubes in the presence of Stone-Wales defects," Physical Review B, 69 (9), 09141, (2004).
C. Shet, and N. Chandra, "Effect of the shape of cohesive zone curves on the fracture response," Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 11(3), 249-276,(2004).
N. Chandra and S. Namilae, "Multi-scale modeling of nanocystalline materials, "Materials Science Forum, 447-448, 19-27, 2004).
N. Chandra and C. Shet, "A Micromechanistic Perspective of Cohesive Zone Approach in Modeling Fracture,"CMES, Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences, 5(1), 21-34, (2004)
J. Kolhe, U. Chandra, S. Namilae, A. Srinivsan and N. Chandra, "Parallel simulation of carbon nanotube based composites," Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3296: 211-221, (2004).H. Li and N. Chandra, "Analysis of Crack Growth and Crack-tip Plasticity in Ductile Material Using Cohesive Zone Models," International Journal of Plasticity, 19, 849-882, (2003).