Nanyang Technology University

Academic Profile
Assoc Prof Sridhar Idapalapati
Acting Head, Division of Manufacturing Engineering
Division of Manufacturing Engineering 
School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering 
College of Engineering 

Phone: (+65)6790 4782 
Office: N3.2-01-15 
  • PhD University of Cambridge 1999
  • MTech Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur 1994
  • BTech(Dist) Jawaharlal Nehru Technological Univ 1991
Assoc Prof. Sridhar Idapalapati is currently in the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engg since June 2001. He received his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Jawarhal Nehru Technological University (India), Master of Technology from IIT Kanpur and Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge (UK) respectively. His research interests broadly in mechanics of materials include sandwich structures, failure analysis, powder consolidation, composite materials and contact mechanics. He has done significant research work his research areas and published over 42 journal papers and presented over 30 conference presentations. He has written 4 books chapters. He has been regular reviewer for several international journals including Journal of mechanics & physics of solids, Journal of Composite Materials, Materials Science & Engg (A & B), International Journal of Mechanical sciences, Journal of Materials Research. He supervised 4 PhD students and 1 MEng students till 2007. Currently, 4 PhD students are working under his supervision.
Research Interests
Mechanics of Materials; Failure Ananlysis; composites consolidation with CNTs; Optimal Sandwich Panels design as protective structures; Nanoindentation and contact mechanics especially for adhesion; bone fracture fixation
Research Grant
  • Academic Research Fund Tier 1 (2009-) [by Ministry of Education (MOE)]
  • Defence Research and Technology Office (DRTech) (2014-)
  • Defence Science Organisation National Laboratories (2010-) [by MINDEF - DSO National Laboratories]
  • Defence Science Organisation National Laboratories (2012-) [by MINDEF - DSO National Laboratories]
  • MINDEF-NTU Joint Applied R&D Co-operation Programme (JPP) (2009-) [by Ministry of Defense (MINDEF)]
  • MINDEF-NTU Joint Applied R&D Co-operation Programme (JPP) (2014-) [by MINDEF - Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA)]
  • MINDEF-NTU Joint Applied R&D Co-operation Programme (JPP) (2014-) [by Nanyang Technological University, Ministry of Defense (MINDEF)]
  • Supplementary Equipment Purchase (2006-)
  • Vestas-NTU (2011-)
  • Vestas-NTU (2011-) [by Vestas Technology R & D Singapore Ltd]
Current Projects
  • Characterisation of materials by micro/nano indentation test
  • Development and application of mesh-distortion tolerant finite elements for large deformation and vibration problems
  • Fatigue Life Prediction of Composite Structures in Elevated Temperature Environments
  • Fatigue life of adhesively bonded composite joints
  • Investigation of Biaxial Material Characteristics of Fibre Reinforced Plastic Composites
  • Modified micro/nano indentation test for materials characterization
  • Optimal Design of Armor Materials
  • Smart Sensing Wind Turbine Blade
  • Smart Sensing Wind Turbine Blade
  • Study of Interface Defeat Phenomenon in Ceramic Armour
  • Sub-Project 2 - Study of Interface Defeat Phenomenon in Ceramic Armour
  • The Purchase of T-Joint FE Modelling
  • Ultrasonic NDT of thermoplastic composite laminates under low-speed impact using portable wheel probe techniques
Selected Publications
  • Karthic R Narayanan, S Subbiah, I Sridhar* (Corresponding Author, I. Sridhar). (2011). Indentation of single crystal copper using rate independent crystal plasticity. Applied Physics A, 105, 453-461.
  • Yi Dake, Xiao Zhongmin, Z Jiang, I Sridhar. (2011). On the plastic zone size and crack tip opening displacement of a sub-surface crack in an infinite bi-material plater. Philosophical Magazine, 91(26), 3456 – 3472.
  • Kapil Mohan, Yip Tik Hon, Idapalapati Sridhar, Chen Zhong. (2011). Impact Response of Aluminum Foam Core Sandwich Structures. Materials Science And Engineering A-Structural Materials Properties Microstructure And Processing, 529, 94-101.
  • Karthic R. Naraynan, I. Sridhar, S. Subbiah. (2010). Effect of Cold Work on the Mechanical Response of Drawn Ultra-Fine Gold Wire. Computational Materials Science, 49(1S), 119-125.
  • Liao Jinzhi, Tan Ming Jen, Idapalapati Sridhar. (2010). Spark Plasma Sintered Multiwall Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Aluminum Matrix Composites. Materials and Design, 31(S1), 96-100.
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