PhD, California Institute of Technology, 1986
MS, California Institute of Technology, 1983
BTech, IIT Madras, 1982
Computational solid mechanics and materials science
Fracture behavior of materials
Mechanical behavior of material
Mechanics of indentation
Modeling of inelastic and large deformation problems like indentation, impact, metal forming, etc.
ME 242: Solid Mechanics
ME 257: Finite Element Methods
ME 259: Nonlinear Finite Element Methods
ME 293: Fracture Mechanics
Selected Recent Publications
Narasimhan, R. (2004). Analysis of indentation of pressure sensitive plastic solids using the expanding cavity model. Mechanics of materials, 36(7), 633-645.
Vanimisetti, S. K., & Narasimhan, R. (2007). A numerical analysis of flexure induced cylindrical cracks during indentation of thin hard films on soft substrates. Thin solid films, 515(6), 3277-3282.
Patil, S. D., Narasimhan, R., & Mishra, R. K. (2009). Observation of kink shear bands in an aluminium single crystal fracture specimen. Scripta Materialia, 61(5), 465-468.
Murali, P., Guo, T. F., Zhang, Y. W., Narasimhan, R., Li, Y., & Gao, H. J. (2011). Atomic scale fluctuations govern brittle fracture and cavitation behavior in metallic glasses. Physical Review Letters, 107(21), 215501.
Biswas, P., Narasimhan, R., & Kumar, A. M. (2013). Interaction between a notch and cylindrical voids in aluminum single crystals: experimental observations and numerical simulations. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 61(4), 1027-1046.
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Engineering Sciences,1999, for outstanding contributions to the field of Fracture Mechanics
Elected Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences in 1999
Elected Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy in 2001
Elected Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, 2002
JC Bose Fellow (Department of Science & Technology) : 2010-date
Regional Editor of International Journal of Fracture (a Springer journal) from 2002
Member, Science and Engineering Research Council (DST) from 2007 - 2012
Member/Chairman, DST Program Advisory Committee (PAC) on Mech Engg & Robotics, (2007-2015)
Member/Chairman, Engg . Sciences Research Council, CSIR, (2012-2018)
Member/Chairman, INSA Sectional Committee for Engg & Tech (2009-2012)
Member, Council of INSA (from 2018)
Currently In Campus
Broad Research Area
Materials and Manufacturing
Fracture Mechanics; Computational Solid Mechanics; Mechanical Behavior of Materials