Vijaya B. Chalivendra

Vijaya Chalivendra, PhD


Mechanical Engineering





2003University of Rhode IslandPhD in Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics
1997Sri Venkateswara University, IndiaM.S. in Mechanical Engineering
1993Sri Venkateswara University, IndiaB.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Research interests

  • Biological Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Composite Materials
  • Experimental Mechanics
  • Fracture Mechanics

Select publications

Liu, J., Chalivendra, V., C. L., Huang, W (2017).
"Finite element based contact analysis of radio frequency MEMs switch membrane surfaces"
Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering

Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (2017).
“Numerical Studies of Electrical Contacts of Carbon Nanotubes Embedded Epoxy under Tensile Loading”
Acta Mechanica

Abdulrahman A. Kehail, Vijay Boominathan, Karoly Fodor, Vijaya Chalivendra, Tracie Ferreira, Christopher J. Brigham (2016).
"In Vivo and In Vitro Degradation Studies for Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyhexanoate) Biopolymer"
Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 25(2), 296-307.

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.

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