ABOUT ME

I am a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the École centrale school of Engineering, Mahindra University (previously known as mahindra École centrale), Hyderabad, India


My research is in the area of theoretical solid mechanics. Some topics are elasticity theory, dynamic fracture and friction, wave propagation, computational mechanics, high performance computing and earthquake source mechanics. I have been selected as a Senior Associate of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy for the period 1/2023 to 12/2028. 

My group's work is supported by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), India and the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM), India.

I am looking for motivated Ph.D. students and postdocs with background in Applied Mechanics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Modeling, Computational Physics or High Performance Computing. Get in touch if you are interested!

RESEARCH GROUP

Present Members

Postdocs

1) Abhishek Painuly (Ph.D. Applied Mathematics from Punjab Technical University)

2) Samarjeet Kumar (Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering from NIT Jamshedpur) 

Recent Alumni

1) Aditya Deshmukh (2019 B.Tech. Mechanical Engg, M.S. student at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA)

2) Avinash Gupta (2023 Ph.D. Physics, Postdoc at ISTerre, Université Grenoble-Alpes, France)


SOME RECENT RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

3D dynamic slip rupture propagation at an interface between identical elastic materials with a slip weakening friction law (Gupta and Ranjith, International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 2023)


3D dynamic slip rupture propagation at an interface between dissimilar elastic materials with a slip weakening friction law (Gupta and Ranjith, International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics,  2023)

Uni-directional pulse-type propagation of antiplane frictional slip rupture at the interface of an elastic layer and an elastic half-plane (Gupta and Ranjith, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2023)

Bi-directional crack-type propagation of antiplane frictional slip rupture at the interface of an elastic layer and an elastic half-plane (Gupta and Ranjith, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2023)

Dispersion relations for in-plane slip wave as function of slip-strengthening parameter compared with observational data (Painuly, Ranjith and Gupta, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2023)


Dispersion relations for antiplane slip wave as function of slip-strengthening parameter compared with observational data (Painuly, Ranjith and Gupta, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2023)

Instability growth rate versus phase velocity as a function of wavenumber of perturbation in dynamic sliding of two elastic layers with a rate and state-dependent friction law (Gupta and Ranjith, Mechanics of Materials, 2022)

Simulation of dynamic antiplane rupture propagation at an interface between two elastic half-planes with a slip-weakening friction law (Ranjith, Mechanics of Materials, 2022)

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