Dr Krishna Shankar

Senior Lecturer in Aero/Mech Engineering
School of Engineering and Information Technology
+61 2 6268 8584
+61 2 6268 8581

LOCATION

Room 364, Building 21
School of Engineering and Information Technology, The University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, PO Box 7916, Canberra BC ACT 2610, AUSTRALIA

  • ABOUT
  • PUBLICATIONS

Research Interests

  • Structural Health Monitoring, Vibration Analysis
  • Testing and Analysis of Advanced Composites Materials
  • Impact Mechanics of Polymeric Foams, Composite Laminates and Sandwich Structures
  • Vibration and Dynamic Response of Structures
  • Finite Element Simulation
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Biomechanical Testing and Modelling
  • Fatigue and corrosion of mechanically fastened joints, Corrosion Fatigue

Publications (as of May 2018)

Refereed Journal papers: 77, Conferences: 120

Teaching Experience

  • Engineering Structures, Structural Mechanics
  • Non Destructive Inspection
  • Structural Integrity Assessment
  • Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics
  • Composite Mechanics

Additional Experience

  • Four Years Aircraft Design experience as Stress Analyst in Design Bureau, HAL, Bangalore
  • Six years of post doctoral research experience at University of Toronto and National Research Council of Canada in Composite structural analysis and testing
  • Twenty three years of Academic Teaching in UNSW Canberra

Consulting Interests

Mechanical Testing, Material Characterisation, Impact Testing and Simulation, Non Destructive Inspection, Finite Element Modelling

Journal articles

Wang H; Hazell PJ; Shankar K; Morozov EV; Jovanoski Z; Brown AD; Li Z; Escobedo-Diaz JP, 2020, 'Tensile properties of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene single yarns at different strain rates', Journal of Composite Materials, vol. 54, pp. 1453 - 1466, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0021998319883416

Prabhakaran S; Krishnaraj V; Shankar K; Senthilkumar M; Zitoune R, 2020, 'Experimental investigation on impact, sound, and vibration response of natural-based composite sandwich made of flax and agglomerated cork', Journal of Composite Materials, vol. 54, pp. 669 - 680, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0021998319871354

Wang C; Shankar K; Morozov E; Ram Ramakrishnan K; Fien A, 2020, 'Characterization of Shear Behavior in Stainless Steel Wire Mesh Using Bias-Extension and Picture Frame Tests', Journal of Engineering Mechanics, vol. 146, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0001710

Aryal B; Morozov EV; Shankar K, 2020, 'Effects of ballistic impact damage on mechanical behaviour of composite honeycomb sandwich panels', Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials, pp. 109963622090974 - 109963622090974, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1099636220909743

Wang C; Ramakrishnan KR; Shankar K; Morozov E; Wang H; Fien A, 2020, 'Homogenized shell element-based modeling of low-velocity impact response of stainless-steel wire mesh', Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15376494.2020.1716415

Aryal B; Morozov EV; Wang H; Shankar K; Hazell PJ; Escobedo-Diaz JP, 2019, 'Effects of impact energy, velocity, and impactor mass on the damage induced in composite laminates and sandwich panels', Composite Structures, vol. 226, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.111284

Ramakrishnan KR; Guérard S; Maheo L; Shankar K; Viot P, 2019, 'A new method for the study of parabolic impact of foam-core sandwich panels', Composites Part B: Engineering, vol. 167, pp. 717 - 727, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2019.02.062

Prabhakaran S; Krishnaraj V; Senthilkumar M; Zitoune R; Shankar K, 2019, 'Effect of water absorption on the flexural strength of a green sandwich composite', MATERIALS TESTING, vol. 61, pp. 369 - 375, http://dx.doi.org/10.3139/120.111330

Ramakrishnan KR; Guérard S; Zhang Z; Shankar K; Viot P, 2019, 'Numerical modelling of foam-core sandwich panels with nano-reinforced composite facesheets', Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1099636219856537

Zhang Z; He M; Liu A; Singh HK; Ramakrishnan KR; Hui D; Shankar K; Morozov EV, 2018, 'Vibration-based assessment of delaminations in FRP composite plates', Composites Part B: Engineering, vol. 144, pp. 254 - 266, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2018.03.003

Wang C; Sun M; Shankar K; Xing S; Zhang L, 2018, 'CFD simulation of vortex induced vibration for frp composite riser with different modeling methods', Applied Sciences (Switzerland), vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/app8050684

Ramakrishnan KR; Wang H; Shankar K; Fien A, 2018, 'A new method for the measurement and analysis of biomechanical energy delivered by kicking', Sports Engineering, vol. 21, pp. 53 - 62, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12283-017-0244-z

Wang H; Hazell PJ; Shankar K; Morozov EV; Escobedo JP; Wang C, 2017, 'Effects of fabric folding and thickness on the impact behaviour of multi-ply UHMWPE woven fabrics', Journal of Materials Science, vol. 52, pp. 13977 - 13991, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10853-017-1482-y

Yu K; Morozov EV; Ashraf MA; Shankar K, 2017, 'A review of the design and analysis of reinforced thermoplastic pipes for offshore applications', Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, vol. 36, pp. 1514 - 1530, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0731684417713666

Zhang Z; Zhan C; Shankar K; Morozov EV; Singh HK; Ray T, 2017, 'Sensitivity analysis of inverse algorithms for damage detection in composites', Composite Structures, vol. 176, pp. 844 - 859, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2017.06.019

Wang H; Hazell PJ; Shankar K; Morozov EV; Escobedo JP, 2017, 'Impact behaviour of Dyneema® fabric-reinforced composites with different resin matrices', Polymer Testing, vol. 61, pp. 17 - 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymertesting.2017.04.026

Wang C; Shankar K; Morozov EV, 2017, 'Global design and analysis of deep sea FRP composite risers under combined environmental loads', Advanced Composite Materials, vol. 26, pp. 79 - 98, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09243046.2015.1052187

Wang C; Shankar K; Morozov EV, 2016, 'Tailored design of top-tensioned composite risers for deep-water applications using three different approaches', Advances in Mechanical Engineering, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1687814016684271

Wang H; Ramakrishnan KR; Shankar K, 2016, 'Experimental study of the medium velocity impact response of sandwich panels with different cores', Materials and Design, vol. 99, pp. 68 - 82, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2016.03.048

Wang C; Shankar K; Ashraf MA; Morozov EV; Ray T, 2016, 'Surrogate-assisted optimisation design of composite riser', Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part L: Journal of Materials: Design and Applications, vol. 230, pp. 18 - 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1464420714539304

Zhang Z; Shankar K; Morozov EV; Tahtali M, 2016, 'Vibration-based delamination detection in composite beams through frequency changes', JVC/Journal of Vibration and Control, vol. 22, pp. 496 - 512, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1077546314533584

Yu K; Morozov EV; Ashraf MA; Shankar K, 2015, 'Numerical analysis of the mechanical behaviour of reinforced thermoplastic pipes under combined external pressure and bending', Composite Structures, vol. 131, pp. 453 - 461, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2015.05.033

Mostafa A; Shankar K; Morozov EV, 2015, 'Independent analytical technique for analysis of the flexural behaviour of the composite sandwich panels incorporated with shear keys concept', Materials and Structures/Materiaux et Constructions, vol. 48, pp. 2455 - 2474, http://dx.doi.org/10.1617/s11527-014-0331-6

Wang C; Shankar K; Morozov EV, 2015, 'Tailored local design of deep sea FRP composite risers', Advanced Composite Materials, vol. 24, pp. 375 - 397, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09243046.2014.898438

Barnes RH; Morozov EV; Shankar K, 2014, 'Improved methodology for design of low wind speed specific wind turbine blades', Composite Structures, vol. 119, pp. 677 - 684, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2014.09.034

Morozov E; Shankar K; Mostafa A, 2014, 'In-plane shear behaviour of composite sandwich panel incorporated with shear keys methodology at different orientations: finite element study', Journal of Composite Materials, vol. 48, pp. 2945 - 2959, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0021998313503588

Yu K; Morozov EV; Ashraf MA; Shankar K, 2014, 'Analysis of flexural behaviour of reinforced thermoplastic pipes considering material nonlinearity', Composite Structures, vol. 119, pp. 385 - 393, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2014.09.015

Thabet AM; Shankar K; Morozov E, 2014, 'Independent analytical technique for analysis of the flexural behaviour of the composite sandwich panels incorporated with shear keys concept', Materials and Structures, vol. 2014, pp. 1 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1617/s11527-014-0331-6

Ramakrishnan KR; Guérard S; Viot P; Shankar K, 2014, 'Effect of block copolymer nano-reinforcements on the low velocity impact response of sandwich structures', Composite Structures, vol. 110, pp. 174 - 182, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2013.12.001

Thabet A; Shankar K; Morozov EV, 2014, 'Behaviour of PU-foam/glass-fibre composite sandwich panels under flexural static load', Materials and Structures, vol. 47, pp. 1 - 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1617/s11527-014-0253-3

Chen JF; Morozov EV; Shankar K, 2014, 'Progressive failure analysis of perforated aluminium/CFRP fibre metal laminates using a combined elastoplastic damage model and including delamination effects', Composite Structures, vol. 114, pp. 64 - 79, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2014.03.046

Chen JF; Morozov EV; Shankar K, 2014, 'Simulating progressive failure of composite laminates including in-ply and delamination damage effects', Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, vol. 61, pp. 185 - 200, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2014.02.013

Ashraf MA; Morozov EV; Shankar K, 2014, 'Flexure analysis of spoolable reinforced thermoplastic pipes for offshore oil and gas applications', Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, vol. 33, pp. 533 - 542, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0731684413491442

Sayem Uddin M; Morozov EV; Shankar K, 2014, 'The effect of filament winding mosaic pattern on the stress state of filament wound composite flywheel disk', Composite Structures, vol. 107, pp. 260 - 275, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2013.07.004

Ihesiulor OK; Shankar K; Zhang Z; Ray T, 2014, 'Delamination detection with error and noise polluted natural frequencies using computational intelligence concepts', Composites Part B: Engineering, vol. 56, pp. 906 - 925, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2013.09.032

Ramakrishnan KR; Shankar K, 2013, 'Experimental and numerical analysis of low-velocity impact of plastic laminates', Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures, vol. 36, pp. 1153 - 1163, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ffe.12099

Thabet AM; Shankar K; Morozov EV, 2013, 'Experimental, Theoretical and Numerical Investigation of the Flexural Behaviour of the Composite Sandwich Panels with PVC Foam Core', Applied Composite Materials, vol. 21, pp. 661 - 675, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10443-013-9361-4

Choi J; Shankar K; Choi B; Lee J-H, 2013, 'In-plane shear behavior of corrugated cellular solids and validation of an open-cell corrugated cellular solid', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRECISION ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING, vol. 14, pp. 1767 - 1774, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12541-013-0236-2

Choi J; Shankar K; Tahtali M, 2013, 'Numerical investigation of corrugated wire mesh laminate', Journal of Engineering (United Kingdom), vol. 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/470241

Shankar K; Thabet A, 2013, 'Investigation on Effect of the Pitch of Shear Keys on the In-Plane Shear Performance of Sandwich Panels with PU Foam Core: FE Study', Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol. 376, pp. 158 - 162, http://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.376.158

Thabet A; Shankar K, 2013, 'Finite Element Study on the Influence of Shear Key Diameter on the Shear Performance of Composite Sandwich Panel with PU Foam Core', Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol. 376, pp. 103 - 107, http://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.376.103

Thabet A; Shankar K, 2013, 'In-Plane Shear Damage Prediction of Composite Sandwich Panel with Foam Core', Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol. 376, pp. 69 - 73, http://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.376.69

Thabet A; Shankar K; Morozov EV, 2013, 'Effect of shear keys diameter on the shear performance of composite sandwich panel with PVC and PU foam core: FE study', Composite Structures, vol. 102, pp. 90 - 100, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2013.03.003

Thabet A; Shankar K; Morozov EV, 2013, 'Insight into the shear behaviour of composite sandwich panels with foam core', Materials and Design, vol. 50, pp. 92 - 101, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2013.03.016

Choi JH; Shankar K; Tahtali M, 2012, 'Mechanical behavior and numerical analysis of corrugated wire mesh laminates', Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, vol. 26, pp. 73 - 80, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12206-011-0935-5

Wang C; Shankar K; Morozov EV, 2012, 'Design of Composite Risers for Minimum Weight', World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, pp. 54 - 63, http://www.waset.org/journals/waset/v72/v72-11.pdf

Rahman M; Morozov EV; Shankar K; Tahtali M, 2011, 'Simulation of impact response of multilayered panels composed of bonded and unbonded plies', Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering, vol. 8, pp. 189 - 196, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14484846.2011.11464610

Ahmed A; Neely AJ; Shankar K; Nolan P; Moricca S; Eddowes T, 2010, 'Synthesis, Tensile Testing, and Microstructural Characterization of Nanometric SiC Particulate-Reinforced Al 7075 Matrix Composites', Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A - Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, vol. 41A, pp. 1582 - 1591, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11661-010-0201-y

Ahmed A; Neely AJ; Shankar K, 2010, 'Experimental Comparison of the Effects of Nanometric and Micrometric Particulates on the Tensile Properties and Fracture Behavior of Al Composites at Room and Elevated Temperatures', Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A - Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, vol. 42, pp. 795 - 815, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11661-010-0505-y

Couldrick J; Gai SL; Milthorpe JF; Shankar K, 2009, 'Investigation of Unswept Normal Shock Wave/Turbulent-Boundary-Layer Interaction Control', Journal of Aircraft, vol. 46, pp. 1634 - 1641, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.42104

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