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Vijaya B. Chalivendra

Mechanical Engineering
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
United States of America


Dr. Chalivendra obtained his undergraduate degree and masters degree from Sri Venkateswara University College of Engineering, Tirupati, India in 1993 and 1997 respectively. He worked for two different industries: Bharat Electronics Ltd., and Tata Refractories Ltd., for two and half years in India before pursuing his doctoral degree. His doctoral dissertation is focused on analytical and experimental treatment of fracture studies in functionally graded materials. He developed analytical crack tip field equations for an arbitrarily oriented crack in functionally graded materials under both stationary and transient dynamic loading conditions. As a postdoctoral fellow at California Institute of Technology, he conducted experimental investigation of well-controlled dynamic fragmentation studies for validation of large scale simulations.

Research Interest

  Biological Materials Biomaterials Composite Materials Experimental Mechanics Fracture Mechanics Functionally Graded Materials High-strain Rate Testing Nano-mechanical Characterization Nanocomposites Optical Methods


  • Shkolnik K. and Chalivendra V.B. (2017) “Numerical Studies of Electrical Contacts of Carbon Nanotubes Embedded Epoxy under Tensile Loading,” Acta Mechanica, in press.

  • Abdulrahman A. Kehail, Md.Fazlay Rabbi, Nicholas Bach, Vijaya Chalivendra, Christopher Brigham (2017) "Modeling mechanical properties of polyhydroxyalkanoate during degradation in animal tissue," Polymers for Advanced Technologies, DOI: 10.1002/pat.4076.

  • Liu, J., Chalivendra, V., C. L., Huang, W. (2017) "Finite element based contact analysis of radio frequency MEMs switch membrane surfaces," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, in press.

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