Publications on Penetration and Impact Problems

  1. J. B. Stevens and R. C. Batra, Adiabatic Shear Bands in the Taylor Impact Test for a WHA Rod, Int. J. Plasticity, 14, 841-854, 1998.
  2. R. C. Batra and J. B. Stevens, Adiabatic Shear Bands in Axisymmetric Impact and Penetration Problems, Computer Methods in Appl. Mechs. and Eng'g.151, 325-342, 1998
  3. N. V. Nechitailo and R. C. Batra, Penetration/Perforation of Aluminum, Steel and Tungsten Plates by Ceramic Rods, Computers & Structures66, 571-583, 1998.
  4. R. C. Batra and Z. Peng, Development of Shear Bands during the Perforation of a Steel Plate, Computational Mechs.17, 326-334, 1996.
  5. Xingju Chen and R. C. Batra, Deep Penetration of Thick Thermoviscoplastic Targets by Long Rigid Rods, Computers & Structures54, 655-670, 1995.



Dr. Batra's CV

Romesh C. Batra, PhD

University Distinguished Professor, Clifton C. Garvin Professor

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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)


Feature from Virginia Tech Magazine

Summary of Results on Laminated Plates