PhD (Indian Institute of Technology Patna)
Research Interests: Constitutive Modelling of Materials, Plasticity, Fatigue and Fracture, Finite Element Analysis, Hydrogen Embrittlement
Professor Das obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Patna, and his MTech in Applied Mechanics from the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay for two years.
Professor Das has worked at Tata Consultancy Services-General Motors, Bangalore. He has conducted research work in collaboration with Tata Steel Ltd and General Motors, among others, to correlate laboratory level experiments with a full structural component failure analysis.
He is a reviewer of highly rated international journals, such as, Material Science and Engineering A, and International Journal of Fatigue.
Professor Das’ research includes plasticity, fatigue and fracture, and constitutive modelling of materials, with focus on assessment of cyclic plasticity failure and the life of structural components. He has employed finite element modelling (ABAQUS®) as well as experimental techniques. In his doctoral dissertation, he investigated cornering fatigue life prediction of DP 600 steel wheel disc.
Professor Das will be teaching theory and laboratory-based courses on mechanics and related design courses.