Bhavani V. Sankar

Bhavani V. Sankar

Bhavani V. Sankar

Research Group: 
Solid Mechanics, Design and Manufacturing
NEB 137
(352) 392-6749
Office Fax: 
(352) 392-7303
Professor Sankar received his Ph.D. in 1984 from Purdue University. His research interests lie in the field of mechanics of composite materials and structures, especially micro-mechanics and fracture mechanics.
Research Interests: 
Composite materials and structures including impact- fracture- and micro-mechanics, textile composites, cellular materials and foams, sandwich construction, functionally graded materials, and integrated thermal protection systems.
Teaching Interests: 
Aerospace structures, Mechanics of composite materials and structures, Fracture mechanics, Finite element analysis.
Selected Publications: 

Finite Element Analysis and Design, Nam Ho Kim and Bhavani V. Sankar, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 2009.

R.V. Marrey and B.V. Sankar (1995) "Micromechanical Models for Textile Structural Composites", NASA Contractor Report 198229.

Rao MP, TR Walter, BV Sankar, G Subhash, CF Yen. Analysis of failure modes in three-dimensional woven composites subjected to quasi-static indentation. J Composite Materials 2014. Vol. 48(20) 2473-2491.

S Banerjee, BV Sankar. Mechanical properties of hybrid composites using finite element method based micromechanics. Composites: Part B: Enginering 58 (2014) 318–327.

Yalamanchili VK, BV Sankar. Indentation of Functionally Graded Beams and Its Application to Low-Velocity Impact Response. Composites Science and Technology 72 (2012) 1989-1994.

Ph.D., 1984, Purdue University