Composites Publications (Peer-Reviewed Journals) of Batra’s Group


[Citations on google.scholar of some papers as of 21 February 2018 are listed]

Functionally Graded Materials/Structures

  1. S.S. Vel and R.C. Batra, Three-dimensional Exact Solution for the Vibration of Functionally Graded Rectangular Plates, J. of Sound and Vibration 272, 703-730, 2004. (455 citations)

  2. S.S. Vel and R.C. Batra, Exact Solutions for Thermoelastic Deformations of Functionally Graded Thick Rectangular Plates, AIAA J., 40(7), 1421-1433, 2002. (400 citations)

  3. L.F. Qian, R.C. Batra and L.M. Chen, Static and Dynamic Deformations of Thick Functionally Graded Elastic Plate by using Higher-Order Shear and Normal Deformable Plate Theory and Meshless Local Petrov-Galerkin Method, Composites: Part B, 35, 685-697, 2004. (346 citations)

  4. Z.-H. Jin and R.C. Batra, Some Basic Fracture Mechanics Concepts in Functionally Graded Materials, J. Mechs. Phys. Solids, 44, 1221-1235, 1996. (311 citations)

  5. A. J. M. Ferreira, R.C. Batra, C.M. C. Roque, L.F. Qian and P.A.L.S. Martins, Static Analysis of Functionally Graded Plates Using Third-order Shear Deformation Theory and a Meshless Method, Composite Structures, 69, 449-457, 2005. (284 citations)

  6. Z.-Q. Cheng and R.C. Batra, Three-Dimensional Thermoelastic Deformations of a Functionally Graded Elliptic Plate, Composites B, 31, 97-106, 2000. (265 citations)

  7. A.J.M. Ferreira, R.C. Batra, C.M.C. Roque, L.F. Qian, R.M.N. Jorge, Natural Frequencies of Functionally Graded Plates by a Meshless Method, Composite Structures, 75, 593-600, 2006. (261 citations)

  8. S.S. Vel and R.C. Batra, Three-dimensional Analysis of Transient Thermal Stresses in Functionally Graded Plates, Int. J. of Solids & Structures, 40, pp. 7181-7196, 2003. (260 citations)

  9. Z. Q. Cheng and R.C. Batra, Exact Correspondence Between Eigenvalues of Membranes and Functionally Graded Simply Supported Polygonal Plates, J. Sound & Vibration, 229, 879-895, 2000. (190 citations)

  10. Z.H. Jin and R.C. Batra, Stress Intensity Relaxation at the Tip of an Edge Crack in a Functionally Graded Material Subjected to a Thermal Shock, J. Thermal Stresses, 19, 317-339, 1996. (166 citations)

  11. F. Tornabene, N. Fantuzzi, E. Viola, R.C. Batra, Stress and Strain Recovery for Functionally Graded Free-Form and Doubly-Curved Sandwich Shells using Higher-Order Equivalent Single Layer Theory, Composite Structures, 119, 67-89, 2014. (145 citations)

  12. R.C. Batra and J. Jin, Natural Frequencies of a Functionally Graded Anisotropic Rectangular Plate, J. Sound and Vibration, 282, 509-516, 2005. (136 citations)

  13. L.F. Qian and R.C. Batra, Transient Thermoelastic Deformations of a Thick Functionally Graded Plate, J. of Thermal Stresses, 27, 705-740, 2004. (126 citations)

  14. D.F. Gilhooley, R.C. Batra, J.R. Xiao, M.A. McCarthy, J.W. Gillespie Jr., Analysis of Thick Functionally Graded Plates by using Higher-Order Shear and Normal Deformable Plate Theory and MLPG Method with Radial Basis Functions, Composite Structures, 80, 539-552, 2007. (119 citations)

  15. Z.-Q. Cheng and R. C. Batra, Deflection Relationships between the Homogeneous Kirchhoff Plate Theory and different Functionally Graded Plate Theories, Archives of Mechanics, 52, 143-158, 2000. (115 citations)

  16. L.F. Qian and R.C. Batra, Design of Bidirectional Functionally Graded Plate for Optimal Natural Frequencies, J. of Sound and Vibration, 280, 415-424, 2005. (99 citations)

  17. S.-R. Li and R.C. Batra, Buckling of Axially Compressed Cylindrical Shells with Functionally Graded Middle Layer, Thin-Walled Structures, 44, 1039-1047, 2006. (84 citations)

  18. D.J. Hasanyan, R.C. Batra and S. Harutyunyan, Pull-in Instabilities in Functionally Graded Micro-thermo-electro-mechanical Systems, J. of Thermal Stresses, 31, 1006-1021, 2008. (83 citations)

  19. L.F. Qian and R.C. Batra, Three-Dimensional Transient Heat Conduction in a Functionally Graded Thick Plate with a Higher-Order Plate Theory and a Meshless Local Petrov-Galerkin Method, Computational Mechanics , 35, 214-226, 2005. (82 citations)

  20. Z.-H. Jin and R.C. Batra, Interface Cracking between Functionally Graded Coatings and a Substrate Under Antiplane Shear, Int. J. Engng. Sci., 34, 1705-1716, 1996. (76 citations)

  21. L.F. Qian, R.C. Batra and L.M. Chen, Analysis of Cylindrical Bending Thermoelastic Deformations of Functionally Graded Plates by a Meshless Local Petrov-Galerkin Method, Computational Mechanics, 33, 263-273, 2004. (70 citations)

  22. Z-H. Jin and R.C. Batra, R-Curve and Strength Behavior of a Functionally Graded Material, Material Sci. & Engng., A242, 70-76, 1998. (63 citations)

  23. A. Ferreira, C. Roque, G. Fasshauer, R. Jorge and R. Batra, Analysis of Functionally Graded Plates by a Robust Meshless Method, Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 14, 577-587, 2007. (62 citations)

  24. G.M. Zhang and R.C. Batra, Wave Propagation in Functionally Graded Materials by Modified Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (MSPH) Method, J. Computational Physics, 222, 374-390, 2007. (56 citations)

  25. R.C. Batra, Torsion of a functionally graded cylinder, AIAA J., 44, 1363-1365, 2006. (55 citations)

  26. G.J. Nie and R.C. Batra, Exact Solutions and Material Tailoring for Functionally Graded Hollow Circular Cylinders, J. Elasticity, 99, 179-201, 2010. (54 citations)

  27. S.R. Li, X.H. Fu and R.C. Batra, Free vibration of three-layer circular cylindrical shells with functionally graded middle layer, Mechanics Research Communications, 37, 577 – 580, 2010. (51 citations)

  28. S.R. Li and R.C. Batra, Relations Between Buckling Loads of Functionally Graded Timoshenko and Homogeneous Euler-Bernoulli Beams, Composite Structures, 95, 5-9, 2013. (49 citations)

  29. R.C. Batra, Higher-order shear and normal deformable theory for functionally graded incompressible linear elastic plates, Thin-Walled Structures, 45, 974-982, 2007. (48 citations)

  30. G.J. Nie and R.C. Batra, Stress analysis and material tailoring in isotropic thermoelastic incompressible functionally graded rotating disks of variable thickness, Composite Structures, 92, 720-729, 2010. (47 citations)

  31. Y. Sun, S.R. Li and R.C. Batra, Thermal Buckling and Post-buckling of FGM Timoshenko Beams on Nonlinear Elastic Foundation, J. Thermal Stresses, 39, 11-26, 2016.

  32. S.-R. Li, X. Wang and R.C. Batra, Correspondence Relations Between Deflection, Buckling Load, and Frequencies of Thin Functionally Graded Material Plates and Those of Corresponding Homogeneous Plates, ASME J. of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 82, Art. No. 111006, 2015.

  33. R.C. Batra and B.M. Love, Crack Propagation due to Brittle and Ductile Failures in Microporous Thermoelastoviscoplastic Functionally Graded Materials, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 72, 1954-1979, 2005.

  34. Z.H. Jin and R.C. Batra, Crack Tip Fields in Functionally Graded Materials with Temperature-Dependent Properties, AIAA J. 44:9, 2129-2130, 2006.

  35. D.F. Gilhooley, J.R. Xiao, R.C. Batra, M.A. McCarthy, J. W. Gillespie Jr., Two-dimensional Stress Analysis of Functionally Graded Solids using the MLPG Method with Radial Basis Functions, Computational Material Science, 41, 467-481, 2008.

  36. R.C. Batra and G.L. Iaccarino, Exact Solutions for Radial Deformations of Functionally Graded Isotropic and Incompressible Second-order Elastic Cylinders, Int. J. of Non-Linear Mechanics, 43, 383-398, 2008.

  37. R.C. Batra, Optimal Design of Functionally Graded Isotropic and Incompressible Linear Elastic Cylinders and Spheres, AIAA J., 46, 2050-2057, 2008.

  38. M.C. Ray and R.C. Batra, Smart Constrained Layer Damping of Functionally Graded Shells using Vertically/Obliquely Reinforced 1-3 Piezocomposite under Thermal Environment, Smart Materials and Structures, 17, Art. No. 055007 (13pp), 2008.

  39. R.C. Batra and A. Bahrami, Inflation and Eversion of Functionally Graded Nonlinear Elastic Incompressible Cylinders, Int. J. of Non-Linear Mechanics 44, 311-323, 2009.

  40. G.J. Nie and R.C. Batra, Material Tailoring and Analysis of Functionally Graded Isotropic and Incompressible Linear Elastic Hollow Cylinders, Composite Structures, 92, 265-274, 2010.

  41. R.C. Batra and G.J. Nie, Analytical Solutions for Functionally Graded Incompressible Eccentric and Non-axisymmetrically Loaded Circular Cylinders, Composite Structures, 92, 1229-1245, 2010.

  42. G.J. Nie and R.C. Batra, Static Deformations of Functionally Graded Polar-Orthotropic Cylinders with Elliptical Inner and Circular Outer Surfaces, Composites Science and Technology, 70, 450-457, 2010.

  43. R.C. Batra, Material Tailoring and Universal Relations for Axisymmetric Deformations of Functionally Graded Rubberlike Cylinders and Spheres, Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids, 16, 729-738, 2011.

  44. G.J. Nie, Z. Zhong and R.C. Batra, Material Tailoring for Orthotropic Elastic Rotating Disks, Composites Science and Technology, 71, 406-414, 2011.

  45. G.J. Nie, Z. Zhong, and R.C. Batra, Material Tailoring for Functionally Graded Hollow Cylinders and Spheres, Composites Science and Technology, 71, 666-673, 2011.

  46. G.L. Iaccarino and R.C. Batra, Analytical Solution for Radial Deformations of Functionally Graded Isotropic and Incompressible Second-Order Elastic Hollow Spheres, Journal of Elasticity, 107, 179-197, 2012.

  47. J. Dryden and R.C. Batra, Material Tailoring and Moduli Homogenization for Finite Twisting Deformations of Functionally Graded Mooney-Rivlin Hollow Cylinders, Acta Mechanica, DOI 10.1007/s00707-012-0784-z, 2012.

  48. J. Dryden and R.C. Batra, Optimum Young's Modulus of a Homogeneous Cylinder Energetically Equivalent to a Functionally Graded Cylinder, J. Elasticity, 110, 95-110, 2013.

  49. R.C. Batra, Materials Tailoring in Finite Torsional Deformations of an Axially Graded Mooney-Rivlin Circular Cylinder, Mathematics & Mechanics of Solids, 20, 183-189, 2015.

  50. Anup Pydah, R.C. Batra, Shear deformation theory using logarithmic function for thick circular beams and analytical solution for bi-directional functionally graded circular beams, Composite Structures, 172, 45-60, 2017.



Hybrid Laminates



  1. R.C. Batra and X.Q. Liang, The Vibration of a Rectangular Laminated Elastic Plate with Embedded Piezoelectric Sensors and Actuators, Computers & Structures, 63, 203-216, 1997. (111 citations)

  2. S.S. Vel and R.C. Batra, Three-dimensional Analytical Solutions for Hybrid Multilayered Piezoelectric Plates, J. Appl. Mechs., 67, 558-567, 2000. (110 citations)

  3. R.C. Batra, X.Q. Liang and J.S. Yang, The Vibration of a Simply supported Rectangular Elastic Plate due to Piezoelectric Actuators, Int. J. Solids Structures, 33, 1597-1618, 1996 (94 citations)

  4. S.S. Vel and R.C. Batra, Exact Solution for Rectangular Sandwich Plates with Embedded Piezoelectric Shear Actuators, AIAA J., 39, 1363-1373, 2001. (82 citations)

  5. S.S. Vel and R.C. Batra, Exact Solution for the Cylindrical Bending of Laminated Plates with Embedded Piezoelectric Shear Actuators, Smart Materials & Structures, 10, 240-250, 2001. (81 citations)

  6. S.S. Vel and R.C. Batra, Cylindrical Bending of Laminated Plates with Distributed and Segmented Piezoelectric Actuator/Sensors, AIAA J., 38, 857-867, 2000. (78 citations)

  7. S.S. Vel, R. Mewer and R.C. Batra, Analytical Solution for the Cylindrical Bending Vibration of Piezoelectric Composite Plates, Int. J. Solids & Structures, 41, 1625-1643, 2004. (72 citations)

  8. J.S. Yang, R.C. Batra and X.Q. Liang, The Cylindrical Bending Vibrations of a Laminated Elastic Plate Due to Piezoelectric Actuators, Smart Materials Structures, 3, 485-493, 1994. (62 citations)

  9. S.S. Vel and R.C. Batra, Analysis of Piezoelectric Bimorphs and Plates with Segmented Actuators, Thin-Walled Structures, 39(1), 23-44, 2001. (61 citations)

  10. R.C. Batra and T.S. Geng, Enhancement of the Dynamic Buckling Load for a Plate by Using Piezoceramic Actuators, Smart Materials & Structures, 10, 925-933, 2001. (55 citations)

  11. Z.Q. Cheng and R.C. Batra, Three-Dimensional Asymptotic Analysis of Multiple- electroded Piezoelectric Laminates, AIAA J., 38, 317-324, 2000. (51 citations)

  12. S.S. Vel and R.C. Batra, Generalized Plane Strain Thermopiezoelectric Analysis of Multilayered Plates, J. Thermal Stresses, 26, 353-377, 2003.

  13. Z.-Q. Cheng and R.C. Batra, Three-Dimensional Asymptotic Scheme for Piezothermoelastic Laminates, J. Thermal Stresses, 23, 95-110, 2000.

  14. Z.Q. Cheng and R.C. Batra, Generalized Plane Solution for Monoclinic Piezoelectric Laminates, AIAA J., 38, 335-341, 2000.

  15. X.Q. Liang and R.C. Batra, Changes in Frequencies of a Laminated Plate Caused by Embedded Piezoelectric Layers, AIAA J., 35, 1672-1673, 1997.

  16. R.C. Batra and T.S. Geng, Comparison of Active Constrained Layer Damping by using Extension and Shear Mode Actuators, J. Intelligent Materials and Structures, 13(6), 349-367, 2002.

  17. M.A. Askari Farsangi, A.R. Saidi and R.C. Batra, Analytical Solution for Free Vibrations of Moderately Thick Hybrid Piezoelectric Laminated Plates, J. of Sound and Vibration, 332, 5981-5998, 2013.



Laminates



  1. A.J.M. Ferreira, G.E. Fasshauer, R.C. Batra and J.D. Rodrigues, Static Deformations and Vibration Analysis of Composite and Sandwich Plates Using a Layerwise Theory and RBF-PS Discretization with Optimal Shape Parameter, Composite Structures, 86, 328-343, 2008. (96 citations)

  2. S.S. Vel and R.C. Batra, Analytical Solutions for Rectangular Thick Laminated Plates Subjected to Arbitrary Boundary Conditions, AIAA J., 37, 1464-1473, 1999. (78 citations)

  3. S.S. Vel and R.C. Batra, The Generalized Plane Strain Deformations of Thick Anisotropic Composite Laminated Plates, Int. J. Solids Structures, 37, 715-733, 2000. (68 citations)

  4. J. R. Xiao, D.F. Gilhooley, R. C. Batra, J. W. Gillespie Jr. and M. A. McCarthy, Analysis of Thick Composite Laminates Using a Higher-Order Shear and Normal Deformable Plate Theory (HOSNDPT) and a Meshless Method, Composites B, 39, 414-427, 2008. (68 citations)

  5. L.M.S. Castro, A.J.M. Ferreira, S. Bertoluzza, R.C. Batra, J.N. Reddy, A. Wavelet Collocation Method for the Static Analysis of Sandwich Plates Using a Layerwise Theory, Composite Structures, 92, 1786-1792, 2010. (54 citations)

  6. S.S. Vel and R.C. Batra, Closure to The Generalized Plane Strain Deformations of thick Anisotropic Composite Laminated Plates, Int. J. Solids Structures, 38, 483-489, 2000.

  7. S.S. Vel and R.C. Batra, Generalized Plane Strain Thermoelastic Deformation of Laminated Anisotropic Thick Plates, Int. J. Solids Structures, 38, 1395-1414, 2001.

  8. Z.-Q. Cheng and R.C. Batra, Thermal Effects on Laminated Composite Shells Containing Interfacial Imperfections, Composite Structures, 52(1), 3-11, 2001.

  9. Z.-H. Jin and R.C. Batra, Residual Strength of Centrally Cracked Metal/Fiber Composite Laminates, Materials Science & Eng'g. A., 216, 117-124, 1996.

  10. Z.H. Jin and R. C. Batra, Residual Strength of Fiber Reinforced Composite with a Crack, Theoretical & Appl. Fract. Mechs., 27, 213-220, 1997.

  11. G.O. Antoine and R.C. Batra, Low Speed Impact of Laminated Polymethylmethacrylate/Adhesive/Polycarbonate Plates, Composite Structures, 116, 193-210, 2014.

  12. G.O. Antoine and R.C. Batra, Sensitivity Analysis of Low-velocity Impact Response of Laminated Plates, Int. J. Impact Engineering, 78, 64-80, 2015.

  13. G.O. Antoine and R.C. Batra, Optimization of Transparent Laminates for Specific Energy Dissipation under Low Velocity Impact using Genetic Algorithm, Composite Structures, 124, 29-34, 2015.

  14. W. Jiang and R.C. Batra, Indentation of a Laminated Composite Plate with an Interlayer Rectangular Void, Composites Science and Technology, 70, 1023-1030, 2010.

  15. P.H. Shah and R.C. Batra, Through-the-Thickness Stress Distributions near Edges of Composite Laminates using Stress Recovery Scheme and Third Order Shear and Normal Deformable Theory, Composite Structures, 131, 397-413, 2015.

  16. M.C. Ray and R.C. Batra, Transient Hydroelastic Analysis of Sandwich Beams Subjected to Slamming in Water, Thin-Walled Structures, 72, 206-216, 2013.

  17. R.C. Batra and J. Xiao, Finite Deformations of Curved Laminated St. Venant-Kirchhoff Beam Using Layer-Wise Third Order Shear and Normal Deformable Beam Theory (TSNDT), Composite Structures, 97, 147-1614, 2013.

  18. P. H. Shah and R. C. Batra, Stress Singularities and Transverse Stresses near Edges of Doubly Curved Laminated Shells using TSNDT and Stress Recovery Scheme, European J. of Mechanics – A/Solids, 63, 68-83, 2017.

  19. P.H. Shah and R.C. Batra, Stretching and Bending Deformations due to Normal and Shear Tractions of Doubly Curved Shells using Third Order Shear and Normal Deformable Theory, Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, DoI: 10.1080/15376494.2016.1194505.



Damage in Composites



  1. R.C. Batra and N.M. Hassan, Response of Fiber Reinforced Composites to Underwater Explosive Loads, Composites B, 38, 448-458, 2007. (66 citations)

  2. R.C. Batra, G. Gopinath and J.Q. Zheng, Damage and Failure in Low Energy Impact of Fiber-Reinforced Polymeric Composite Laminates, Composite Structures, 94, 540-547, 2012. (62 citations)

  3. R.C. Batra and N.M. Hassan, Blast Resistance of Unidirectional Fiber Reinforced Composites, Composites B, 39, 513-536, 2008. (59 citations)

  4. N.M. Hassan and R. C. Batra, Modeling Damage in Polymeric Composites, Composites B, 39, 66-82, 2008. (53 citations)

  5. R.C. Batra and J. Xiao, Analysis of Post-buckling and Delamination in Laminated Composite St. Venant-Kirchhoff Beams using CZM and Layerwise TSNDT, Composite Structures, 105, 369-384, 2013.

  6. J. Xiao and R.C. Batra, Delamination in Sandwich Panels due to Local Water Slamming Loads, J. of Fluids and Structures, 48, 122-155, 2014.



Adhesively Bonded Joints



  1. B. Mukherjee, D.A. Dillard, R.B. Moore and R.C. Batra, Debonding of Confined Elastomeric Layer using Cohesive Zone Model, Int. J. of Adhesion and Adhesives, 66, 114-127, 2016.

  2. A. Chadegani and R.C. Batra, Analysis of Adhesive-Bonded Single-Lap Joint with an Interfacial Crack and a Void, Int. J. of Adhesion and Adhesives, 31, 455-465, 2011.

  3. C. L. Tsai, Y. L. Guan, D.C. Ohanehi, J.G. Dillard, D.A. Dillard and R.C. Batra, Analysis of Cohesive Failure in Adhesively Bonded Joints with SSPH Meshless Method, Int. J. Adhesion and Adhesives, 51, 67-80, 2014.

  4. C.L. Tsai, Y.L. Guan, R.C. Batra, D.C. Ohanehi, J.G. Dillard, E. Nicoli and D.A. Dillard, Comparison of the Performance of SSPH and MLS Basis functions for Two-Dimensional Linear Elastostatics Problems including Quasistatic Crack Propagation, Computational Mechanics51, 19-34, 2013.

  5. B. Mukherjee, R.C. Batra and D. A. Dillard, Edge debonding in peeling of a thin flexible plate from an elastomer layer: a cohesive zone model analysis, J. Applied Mechanics, 84, Art. No. 021003, 2017.

  6. B. Mukherjee, R.C. Batra and D.A. Dillard, Effect of confinement and interfacial adhesion on peeling of a flexible plate from an elastomeric layer, Int. J. of Solids and Structures, 110-111, 385-403, 2017.

  7. Shantanu R. Ranade, Youliang Guan, Robert B. Moore, John G. Dillard, Romesh C. Batra, David A. Dillard, Characterizing fracture performance and the interaction of propagating cracks with locally weakened interfaces in adhesive joints, International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, 82, 196–205, 2018.

  8. S.R. Ranade, Y. Guan, D.C. Ohanehi, J.G. Dillard, R.C. Batra, D.A. Dillard, A Tapered Bondline Thickness Double Cantilever Beam (DCB) Specimen Geometry for Combinatorial Fracture Studies of Adhesive BondsInt. J. of Adhesion and Adhesives55, 155-160, 2014.



Particulate Composites



  1. Z.H. Jin and R.C. Batra, Thermal Shock Cracking in a Metal Particle Reinforced Ceramic Matrix Composite, Engineering Fract. Mechs., 62, 339-350, 1999.

  2. B. Jiang and R.C. Batra, Effective Properties of a Piezo-composite Containing Shape Memory Alloy and Inert Inclusions, Continuum Mech. & Thermodynamics, 14, 87-111, 2002.

  3. P.R. Marur, R.C. Batra, G. Garcia and A.C. Loos, Static and Dynamic Fracture Toughness of Epoxy/alumina Composite with Submicron Inclusions, J. of Material Science, 39, 1437-1440, 2004.

  4. B. Jiang and R.C. Batra, Micromechanical Modeling of a Composite Containing Piezoelectric and Shape Memory Alloy Inclusions, J. of Intelligent Materials and Systems, 12, 165-182, 2001.

  5. R.C. Batra and B.M. Love, Multiscale Analysis of Adiabatic Shear Bands in Tungsten Heavy Alloy Particulate Composites, Int. J. Multiscale Computational Eng'g, 4, 95-114, 2006.

  6. B.M. Love and R.C. Batra, Effect of Particulate/Matrix Debonding on the Formation of Adiabatic Shear Bands, Int. J. of Mechanical Sciences, 52, 386-397, 2010.



General Composites



  1. Z. Qin and R.C. Batra, Local Slamming Impact of Sandwich Composite Hulls, Int. J. Solids Structures, 38, 483-489, 2000 (81 citations)

  2. B.M. Love and R.C. Batra, Determination of Effective Thermomechanical Parameters of a Mixture of Two Thermoviscoplastic Constituents, Int. J. Plasticity, 22, 1026-1061, 2006. (58 citations)

  3. K. Das and R.C. Batra, Local water slamming on sandwich composite hulls, J. of Fluids and Structures, 27, 523 – 551, 2011. (52 citations)

  4. G.M. Zhang, R.C. Batra and J. Zheng, Effect of Frame Size, Frame Type, and Clamping Pressure on the Ballistic Performance of Soft Body Armor, Composites B, 39, 476-489, 2008. (46 citations)

  5. R.C. Batra, G. Gopinath and J.Q. Zheng, Material Parameters for Pressure-dependent Yielding of Unidirectional Fiber-reinforced Polymeric Composites, Composites B, 43, 2594-2604, 2012.

  6. D. Sharma, S.S. Gupta and R.C. Batra, Mode Localization in Composite Laminates, Composite Structures, 94 2620-2631, 2012.

  7. S. Paik, S.S. Gupta and R.C. Batra, Localization of Buckling Modes in Plates and Laminates, Composite Structures, 120, 79-89, 2014.

  8. Z.G. Zhu and R.C. Batra, Analysis of Shear Banding in Plane Strain Compression of a Bimetallic Thermally Softening Viscoplastic Body Containing an Elliptical Void, J. Engineering Materials & Technology, 113, 382 - 395, 1991.

  9. R.C. Batra and Z.G. Zhu, Dynamic Shear Band Development in a Thermally Softening Bimetallic Body Containing two Voids, Acta Mechanica, 86, 31 - 52, 1991.

  10. R.C. Batra and Z.G. Zhu, Dynamic Adiabatic Shear Band Development in a Bimetallic Body Containing a Void, Int. J. Solids Structures, 27, 1829 - 1854, 1991.

  11. Q. Li, D.A. Dillard and R.C. Batra, Material Model for Large Deformations of Fiber-reinforced Rubberlike Materials with Different Response in Tension and Compression, Tire Science and Technology, 44, 51-72, 2016.

  12. B. Jiang and R.C. Batra, Effective Electroelastic Properties of a Piezocomposite with Viscoelastic and Dielectric Relaxing Matrix, J. Intelligent Materials and Systems, 12, 847-866, 2001.

  13. N. Hassan, J.E. Thompson, R.C. Batra, A.B. Hibler, Xiaolan Song, A.C. Loos, A Heat Transfer Analysis of the Fiber Placement Composite Manufacturing Process, J. of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 24, 869-888, 2005.

  14. R.C. Batra and B.M. Love, Mesoscale Analysis of Shear Bands in High Strain Rate Deformations of Tungsten/Nickel-Iron Composites, J. of Thermal Stresses, 28, 747-782, 2005.

  15. A. Caba, A.L. Loos and R.C. Batra, Fiber-Fiber Interactions in Carbon Mat Thermoplastics, Composites A, 38, 469-483, 2007.

  16. M.C. Ray and R.C. Batra, Vertically Reinforced 1-3 Piezoelectric Composites for Active Damping of Functionally Graded Plates, AIAA J. 45:7, 1779-1783, 2007.

  17. M.C. Ray and R.C. Batra, A Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Reinforced 1-3 Piezoelectric Composite for Active Control of Smart Structures, Smart Materials and Structures, 16, 1936-1947, 2007.

  18. S.-R. Li, W.-S. Yu and R.C. Batra, Free Vibration of Thermally Pre/Post-buckled Circular Plates Embedded with Shape Memory Alloy, J. of Thermal Stresses, 33, 79-96, 2010.

  19. M.C. Ray and R.C. Batra, Effective Properties of Carbon Nanotube and Piezoelectric Fiber Reinforced Hybrid Smart Composites, ASME J. of Applied Mechanics, 76, Art. No. 034503, 2009.

  20. B. Sobhaniaragh, W.J. Mansur, F.C. Peters and R.C. Batra, Thermal Response of Ceramic Matrix Nanocomposite Cylindrical Shells using Eshelby-Mori-Tanaka Homogenization Scheme, Composites B, 118, 41-53, 2017.

  21. A. Pydah and R.C. Batra, Crush dynamics and transient deformations of elastic-plastic Miura-ori core sandwich plates, Thin-Walled Structures, 115, 311-322, 2017.

  22. U. Taetragool, P.H. Shah, V.A. Halls, J.Q. Zheng, R.C. Batra, Stacking sequence optimization for maximizing the first failure initiation load followed by progressive failure analysis until the ultimate load, Composite Structures, 180, 1007-1021, 2017.

  23. P.H. Shah, V.A. Halls, J.Q. Zheng, and R.C. Batra, Optimal cure cycle parameters for minimizing residual stresses in fiber-reinforced polymer composite laminates, J. of Composite Materials, 2017, 1-20 (available online).

  24. Anup Pydah, R.C. Batra, Analytical solution for cylindrical bending of two-layered corrugated and webcore sandwich panels, Thin-Walled Structures, 123, 509-519, 2018.

 

 

 

Dr. Batra's CV


Romesh C. Batra, PhD

Clifton C. Garvin Professor
Fellow - ASME, ASEE, AAM, SES, USACM

Google Scholar Profile

rbatra@vt.edu

Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics (0219)
Norris Hall, Room 333-E, Virginia Tech
495 Old Turner Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061 


 


Blast Mitigation Team

Research Activities in the Computational Mechanics Lab (poster)

Awards

Feature from Virginia Tech Magazine

Summary of Results on Laminated Plates