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Vijaya B. Chalivendra, Ph. D.

Vijaya B. ChalivendraAssociate Professor

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics, University of Rhode Island, 2003
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Sri Venkateswara University, India, 1997
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Sri Venkateswara University, India, 1993

Contact information

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  • Phone: 508.910.6572
  • Fax: 508.999.8881
  • Office: Textile Bldg, Room 210

Biography

Dr. Chalivendra obtained his undergraduate degree and masters degree from Sri Venkateswara University College of Engineering, Tirupati, India in 1993 and 1997 respectively. He worked for two different industries: Bharat Electronics Ltd., and Tata Refractories Ltd., for two and half years in India before pursuing his doctoral degree. His doctoral dissertation is focused on analytical and experimental treatment of fracture studies in functionally graded materials. He developed analytical crack tip field equations for an arbitrarily oriented crack in functionally graded materials under both stationary and transient dynamic loading conditions. As a postdoctoral fellow at California Institute of Technology, he conducted experimental investigation of well-controlled dynamic fragmentation studies for validation of large scale simulations.

Areas of interest

  • Biological Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Composite Materials
  • Experimental Mechanics
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Functionally Graded Materials
  • High-strain Rate Testing
  • Nano-mechanical Characterization
  • Nanocomposites
  • Optical Methods

Selected publications

Journal publications

Wanasekara, N.D., Ghosh, S., Chen, M., Chalivendra, V.B., Bhowmick, S.B. (2014) “Effect of Stiffness of Micron/Sub-Micron Electrospun Fibers in Cell Seeding,” Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part A, published online, DOI: 10.1002/jbm.a.35362.

Cardoso, S.M., O’Connell, C.D., Pivonka, R., Mooney, C., Chalivendra, V.B., Shukla, A. and Yang, S.Z. (2014) “Effect of External Loads on Damage Detection of Rubber-Toughened Nanocomposites Using Carbon Nanotubes Sensory Network,” Polymer Composites, DOI 10.1002/pc.23188.

Pinto, M., Chalivendra, V.B., Kim, Y.K. and Lewis, A. (2014) “Effect of Surface Treatment and Z-axis Reinforcement on the Interlaminar Fracture of Jute/Epoxy Laminated Composites,” Engineering Fracture Mechanics, DOI: 10.1016/j.engfracmech.2013.10.015.

Sun, L., Wanasekara, N.D., Chalivendra, V.B., Calvert, P.D. (2014) “Nano-mechanical studies on polyglactin sutures subjected to in vitro hydrolytic and enzymatic degradation,” Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 14, 1-7, 2014.

Pinto, M., Chalivendra, V.B., Kim. Y.K., Lewis, A.M., (2014) “Evaluation of Surface Treatment and Fabrication Methods for Jute Fiber/Epoxy Laminar Composites,” Polymer Composites, DOI 10.1002/pc.22663.

Huang, W., Liu, J., Chalivendra, V.B., Ceglarek, D., Kong Z. and Zhou Y. (2014) “Statistical Modal Analysis (SMA) for Variation Characterization and Application in Manufacturing Quality Control,” IIE Transactions, in press. DOI:10.1080/0740817X.2013.814928

Vadlamani, V.K., Chalivendra, V.B., Shukla, A., Yang, S. (2012)  “In-situ sensing of Non-linear Deformation and Damage in Epoxy Particulate Composites", Smart Materials and Structures, 21(7), 075011.

Wanasekara, N.D., Chalivendra, V.B. and Calvert, P.D. (2012) "Effect of Accelerated Ultraviolet and Thermal Exposure on Nano-scale Mechanical Properties of Nylon Fibers", Polymer Engineering and Science, 52(11), 2482-2488.

Cardoso, S. Chalivendra, V.B., Shukla, A. and Yang, S. (2012) "Damage detection in the fracture process zone of rubber toughened epoxy using carbon nanotube sensory network", Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 96, 380-391.

Vadlamani, V., Chalivendra, V.B., Shukla, A. and Yang, S. (2012) "Sensing of Damage in Carbon Nanotubes and Carbon Black Reinforced Epoxy Composites under Tensile Loading," Polymer Composites, 33(10), 1809-1815.

Heeder, N., Shukla, A., Chalivendra, V. B., Yang, S. (2012) “Sensitivity and dynamic electrical response of CNT-reinforced nanocomposites", Journal of Materials Science, 47, 3808-3816.

Heeded, N., Shukla, A. Chalivendra, V.B., Yang, S. and Park, K. (2012) “Electrical response of carbon-nanotube reinforced nanocomposites under static and dynamic loading conditions", Experimental Mechanics, 52(3), 315-322.

Bender, S., Chalivendra, V. B., Rahbar, N. andEl Wakil,S.D.(2012) “Mechanical characterization and modeling of graded porous stainless steel specimens for possible bone implant applications”, International Journal of Engineering Science, 53, 67-73.

Abotula, S., Kidane, A., Chalivendra, V.B. and Shukla, A. (2012) "Dynamic curved cracks in functionally graded materials under thermo-mechanical loading", International Journal of Solids and Structures, 49, 1637-1655.

Gupta, S., Abotula, S., Chalivendra, V.B., Shukla, A. and Chona, R. (2012) "Transient thermo-mechanical analysis of dynamic curving cracks in functionally graded materials", Acta Mechanica, published online, DOI 10.1007/S00707-012-0661-9.

Dannemann, K., Chalivendra, V.B. and Song, B. (2012) "Dynamic Behavior of Materials", Experimental Mechanics, Editorial to Special Issue, 52(2), 117-118.

Wanasekara,N.D., Chalivendra, V.B. and Calvert, P.D., (2011) “Sub-micron Scale Mechanical Properties of Polypropylene Fibers Exposed to Ultraviolet and Thermal Degradation,”PolymerDegradation and Stability,96, 432-437.

Bender, S.,El Wakil,S.D., Chalivendra, V. B. (2011) "Fabrication and Characterization of Powder Metallurgy parts having porosity gradient," Powder Metallurgy, 54(5), December, 599-603.

Wanasekara, N.D. and Chalivendra, V.B. (2011), "Role of Surface Roughness on Wettability and Coefficient of Restitution in Butterfly Wings," Soft Matter, 7, 373-379.

Aboutla, S. and Chalivendra, V.B., (2010) “Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Static and Dynamic Constitutive Behavior of Aluminum Alloys,” Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design, 45(8), 555-565.

Kiddane, A., Chalivendra, V.B. and Shukla, A. (2010), "Thermo-Mechanical Stress Fields and Strain Energy associated with a Mixed-Mode Propagating Crack," Acta Mechanica, 215(1-4), 57-69.

Kiddane, A., Chalivendra, V.B. and Shukla, A., Chona, R. (2010), "Mixed-mode dynamic crack propagation in graded materials under thermo mechanical loading, "Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 77(14), 2864-2880.

Rousseau, C.-E., Chalivendra, V.B., Tippur, H. and Shukla, A. (2010) “Experimental Fracture Mechanics of Functionally Graded Materials: An Overview of Optical investigations,” Experimental Mechanics, 50(7), 845-865.

Maclure, A., Chalivendra, V.B. and Ramotowski, T. (2009), "Effect of Pressure Cycling on Fracture Energy of Polyurethane/Aluminum Adhesive Bonds" Journal of Adhesion, 85(12), 869-888.

Chalivendra, V. B., Hong, S., Arias, I., Knap, J., Rosakis, A., Ortiz, M. (2009), "Experimental validation of large-scale simulations of dynamic fracture along weak planes," International Journal of Impact Engineering, 36(7), 888-898.

Chalivendra, V. B. (2009), “Mixed-mode Crack-tip Stress Fields for Orthotropic Functionally Graded Materials", Acta Mechanica, 204(1), 51-60.

Crowley, J. and Chalivendra, V.B. (2008) “Mechanical Characterization of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene-Hydroxyapatite Nanocomposites”, Biomedical-materials and Engineering, 18(3), 149-160.

Lee, K.H., Chalivendra, V. B. and Shukla, A. (2008) “Thermo-Mechanical Stress and Displacement Fields for Propagating Crack Tip in Functionally Graded Materials”, Journal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions of ASME, 75, 1-7.

Chalivendra, V. B. (2008), “Mode-I Crack-tip Stress Fields for Inhomogeneous Orthotropic Medium,” Mechanics of Materials, 40, 293-301.

Chalivendra, V. B. and Rosakis, A.J., (2008), “Interaction of dynamic mode-I cracks with inclined interfaces”, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 75, 2385-2397.

Chalivendra, V. B., (2007), “Asymptotic analysis of a transient crack in functionally graded materials”, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 44, 465-479.

Arias, I., Knap, J., Chalivendra, V. B., Hong, S., Ortiz, M., and Rosakis, A.J., (2007), “Numerical modeling and experimental validation of dynamic fracture events along weak planes,” Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 196, 3833-3840.

Xia, K., Chalivendra, V. B., and Rosakis, A.J., (2006), “Observing Ideal “Self-similar” Crack Growth in experiments”, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 73, 2748-2755.

Xia, K., Chalivendra, V. B., and Rosakis, A.J., (2006), “Spontaneous Mixed-mode Fracture in Bonded Similar and Dissimilar Materials”, Experimental Mechanics, 46, 163-171.

Chalivendra, V. B., and Shukla, A., (2005), “Transient Elastodynamic crack growth in Functionally Graded Materials”, Journal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions of ASME, March, 72, 237-248.

Chalivendra, V. B., Shukla, A., Bose, A. and Parameswaran, V. (2003) “Processing and Mechanical Characterization of Lightweight Polyurethane Composites”, Journal of Materials Science, 38(8), 1631-1643.

Chalivendra, V. B., Shukla, A., and Parameswaran, V. (2003), “Quasi-Static Stress Fields for a Crack Inclined to the Property Gradation in Functionally Graded Materials” Acta Mechanica, 162, 167-184.

Chalivendra, V. B., Shukla, A., and Parameswaran, V. (2002),”Dynamic Out of Plane Displacement Fields for an Inclined Crack in Graded Materials”, Journal of Elasticity, 69, 99-119.

Shukla, A., Chalivendra, V. B., Parameswaran, V. and Lee, K. H., (2003), “Photoelastic Investigation of Interfacial Fracture Between Orthotropic and Isotropic Materials”, Optics and Lasers in Engineering, 40, 307-324.

Ricci, V., Shukla, A., Chalivendra, V. B., Lee, K. H. (2003), “Subsonic interfacial fracture using strain gages in an isotropic orthotropic bimaterial”, Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 39(2), 143-161.

Lee, K.H., Shukla, A., Parameswaran, V., Chalivendra, V. B., and Hawong, J. S. (2002), “Static and Dynamic Fracture Analysis for the Interface Crack of Isotropic - Orthotropic Bimaterial”, KSME International Journal, 16, 2, 165-174.

Conference publications

Wanasekara, N.D., Chen, M., Chalivendra, V.B. and Bhowmick, S.(2009) "Role of Scaffold Architecture and Mechanical Properties of Electrospun Scaffolds in Cell Seeding," Proceedings of Materials Research Society, Nov 30 - Dec 4, Boston, MA.

Maclure, A., Chalivendra, V.B. and Ramotowski, T. (2009), "Effect of Pressure Cycling on Fracture Energy of Polyurethane/Aluminum Adhesive Bonds" Proceedings of SEM Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental & Applied Mechanics, June 1-4, Albuquerque, NM.

Wanasekara, N.D., Vadlamani, V.K., Agrawal, A., Chalivendra, V.B., Calvert, P.D.(2009), "Nanoindentation Studies of Epoxy Hydro gels for Tissue Engineering Applications," Proceedings of North Eastern Bio-Engineering Conference, April 2-4, Boston, MA.

Crowley, J., Chalivendra, V. B., Rice,J. (2008) "Dynamic Constitutive Behavior of UHMWPE-HAP Nanocompoistes", Proceedings of SEM XI International Congress & Exposition on Experimental & Applied Mechanics, June 2-5, Orlando, FL.

Abotula, S., Chalivendra, V. B.,Crowley, J.(2008)"Quasi-static and Dynamic Constitutive Behavior of Aerospace Alloys",Proceedings of SEM XI International Congress & Exposition on Experimental & Applied Mechanics, June 2-5, Orlando, FL.

Kidane, A., Chalivendra, V.B., Shukla, A., Chona, R. (2008) "Effect of Temperature on the Dynamic Crack-tip Stress Fields in Graded Materials",Proceedings of SEM XI International Congress & Exposition on Experimental & Applied Mechanics, June 2-5, Orlando, FL.

Chalivendra, V. B. (2008) “Asymptotic Mode-I Crack-tip Stress Fields for Orthotropic Graded Materials”, Proceedings of International Conference on Computational and Experimental Sciences, March 17-22, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Crowley, J., Chalivendra, V. B., (2007) “Experimental Characterization of Polyethylene-Hydroxyapatite Composites,” Proceedings of SEM Annual Conference & Exposition, June 4-7, Springfield, MA.

Maclure, A., Chalivendra, V. B., Ramotowski T. and Ricci, V., (2007) “Effect of Pressure Cycling on Metal-Polymer Adhesive Bond Strength,” Proceedings of SEM Annual Conference & Exposition, June 4-7, Springfield, MA.

Chalivendra, V.B. (2006) “Transient Elasto-Dynamic Crack Growth in Functionally Graded Materials”, Proceedings of Multi-scale and Functionally Graded Materials Conference, October 16-18, Honolulu, Hawaii,

Chalivendra, V. B., Rosakis, A. J., Hong, S., (2006) “Deflection and penetration behavior of propagating mode-I cracks towards weak inclined planes,” Proceedings of 2006 SEM Annual Conference & Exposition, June 4-7, St. Louis, MO.

Arias, I., Knap, J., Chalivendra, V. B., Hong, S., Ortiz, M., Rosakis, A. J., (2006) “Validation of large scale simulations of dynamic fracture,” Proceedings of III European Conference on Computational Mechanics, June 5-9, Lisbon, Portugal.

Arias, I., Knap, J., Chalivendra, V. B., Hong, S., Ortiz M., and Rosakis, A. J., (2005) “Validation of massively parallel simulations of dynamic fracture and fragmentation of brittle solids,” Proceedings 8th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics. U. S. Association for Computational Mechanics, p. 1-1.

Chalivendra, V. B., Hong, S., Rosakis, A.J., Knap, J., and Ortiz, M. (2005), “Experimental Validation of Dynamic Fragmentation Simulations”, Proceedings of 2005 SEM Conference & Exposition on Experimental & Applied Mechanics, June 7-9, Portland.

Chalivendra, V. B., Hong, S., Rosakis, A.J., Arias, I., Knap, J., Ortiz, M. (2005), “Interaction of dynamic cracks with inclined interfaces”, Proceedings of International Conference on Fracture (ICF11), Turin, Italy, March 20-25.

Xia, K., Chalivendra, V.B., Rosakis, A.J. (2005), “Experimental studies of mixed mode spontaneous fractures expanding along inclined planes” Proceedings of International Conference on Fracture (ICF11), Turin, Italy, March 20-25.

Arias, I., Knap, J., Chalivendra, V.B., Hong, S., Ortiz, M., Rosakis, A.J. (2005), “Validation of massively parallel simulations of dynamic fracture and fragmentation of brittle solids”, Proceedings of International Conference on Fracture (ICF11), Turin, Italy, March 20-25.

Chalivendra, V. B., Jain, N. and Shukla, A. (2003), “Static and Dynamic Fracture of an Inclined Isotropic-Orthotropic Bimaterial In

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