Faculty

Dr. Shyam Keralavarma

 
Name:   Shyam M. Keralavarma

Designation:   Assistant Professor

Office Address:   ASE 103
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai, 600036

Phone Number:   +91 (44) 2257 4009 (Office)

Email Address(es):   shyam@ae.iitm.ac.in

Personal Home Page:   http://www.ae.iitm.ac.in/~shyam


 
  Education:
 
  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, USA, 2011

  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, USA, 2008

  • B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, University of Kerala, India, 2000

 
  Professional Experience:
 
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Madras (2013 - present)

  • Post Doctoral Scientist, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland (2012 - 2013)

  • Post Doctoral Research Associate, Brown University, USA (2011 - 2012)

  • Graduate Research Assistant, Texas A&M University, USA (2006 - 2011)


 
  Research Interests:
 
  • Solid mechanics

  • Computational materials modeling

  • Plasticity

  • Ductile fracture

 
  Teaching:
 
  • ID5040 - Engineering Plasticity, 2015 (Jan-May)

  • AS5990 - Micromechanics, 2014 (Jan-May)

  • AS2010 - Basic Strength of Materials and Elasticity, 2013,2014 (July-Nov)

 
  Recent Publications:
 
  • Keralavarma, S. M., Benzerga, A. A., "Numerical assessment of an anisotropic porous metal plasticity model", Mech. Mater., (2015), Accepted.

  • Keralavarma, S. M., Bower, A. F., Curtin, W. A., "Quantum-to-Continuum Prediction of Ductility Loss in Aluminum-Magnesium Alloys due to Dynamic Strain Aging", Nat. Commun., 5, 4604 (2014).

  • Keralavarma, S. M., Cagin, T., Arsenlis, A. and Benzerga, A. A., "Power-Law Creep from Discrete Dislocation Dynamics", Phys. Rev. Lett., 109, 265504 (2012).

  • Benzerga, A. A., Surovik, D., Keralavarma, S. M., "On the Path Dependence of the Fracture Locus in Ductile Materials - Analysis", Int. J. Plast., 37, 157-170 (2012).

  • Kiener, D., Guruprasad, P. J., Keralavarma, S. M., Dehm, G., Benzerga, A. A., "Hardening in Micropillar Compression: In Situ Experiments and Modeling", Acta Mater., 59, 3825-3840 (2011).

  • Keralavarma, S. M., Hoelscher, S., Benzerga, A. A., "Void growth and coalescence in anisotropic plastic solids", Int. J. Solids Struct., 48, 1696-1710 (2011).

  • Keralavarma, S. M., Benzerga, A. A., "A constitutive model for plastically anisotropic solids with non-spherical voids", J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 58, 874-901 (2010).

 
  Current Students:
 
  • Rajaguru M. (M.S.)

  • Dheeresh Reddi (Ph.D.)

  • Prakash K.H. (Ph.D.)