Dr. B. Nageswara Rao

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STR 208, Structural Engineering Division
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As of today, authored 5 books/monographs, 5 book chapters, 57 international journal papers, 25 national journal papers, 139 international conference papers, and 16 national conference papers. All international journal papers have been published in first-rate journals, including ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Computational Mechanics, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Computers and Geotechnics, Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Engineering Computations, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Engineering Structures, Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, Geomechanics and Geoengineering, International Journal of Fatigue, International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, International Journal of Solids and Structures, International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, Mechanics of Materials, and Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics. 
 
Books/Monographs:
1.   R. Chowdhury, and B.N. Rao, High Dimensional Model Representation for Reliability Analysis, VDM Publishing House Ltd., 2010, ISBN-NR.: 978-3-639-27580-3.
2.   K. N. Rajesh, B.N. Rao, Coupled Meshfree and Fractal Finite Element Method, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG, 2010, ISBN-NR.: 978-3-8433-5214-7.
3.   R. M. Reddy, B.N. Rao, Fractal Finite Element Method, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG, 2010, ISBN-NR.: 978-3-8383-9483-1.
4.   C. O. Arun, B.N. Rao, S. M. Srinivasan, Stochastic Meshfree Method: For elasto-plastic damage analysis, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG, 2010, ISBN 978-3-8383-8297-5.
5.   A. S. Balu, B.N. Rao, Structural Reliability Bounds: Under Mixed Uncertainties, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG, 2012, ISBN 978-3-8484-0488-9.
 
Book Chapters:
1.      R. Chowdhury, B.N. Rao,A. Meher Prasad, HDMR based Stochastic Finite Element Analysis for Random Field, Safety, Reliability and Risk of Structures, Infrastructures and Engineering Systems – Furuta, Frangopol & Shinozuka (eds), 2010, Taylor & Francis Group, London, ISBN 978-0-415-47557-0.
2.      R. M. Reddy, B.N. Rao, On Efficient Evaluation of Derivatives of Fracture Parameters using Fractal Finite Element Method, Computational Mechanics, 2009, Part 3, Part 1, 226, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-75999-7_26.
3.       C. O. Arun, B.N. Rao, S. M. Sivakumar, An Application of Stochastic Meshfree Method in the Field of Fracture Mechanics, Computational Mechanics, 2009, Part 3, Part 1, 227, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-75999-7_27.
4.       R. Chowdhury, B.N. Rao,A. Meher Prasad, A Practical Solution of the Random Eigenvalue Problems using Factorized Decomposition Technique, Computational Mechanics, 2009, Part 3, Part 14, 408, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-75999-7_208.
5.      R. Praveen Kumar, G.R. Dodagoudar, and B. N. Rao, Contaminant Transport Modelling Using EFGM, Theoretical and Numerical Unsaturated Soil Mechanics, Springer Proceedings in Physics, 2007, Volume 113, Part III, 225-231, DOI: 10.1007/3-540-69876-0_23.
 
Refereed Journals Papers:
1.      A.S. Balu and B.N. Rao Estimation of Membership Function of Design Variables Using HDMR and FFT, Electronic Journal of Structural Engineering, 2013
2.      A.S. Balu and B.N. Rao, Bounds on reliability of structures with multiple design points using MHDMR, Society for Reliability and Safety (SRESA) Journal of Life Cycle Reliability and Safety Engineering, 2012
3.      A.S. Balu and B.N. Rao, Confidence Bounds on Design Variables Using HDMR Based Inverse Reliability Analysis, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 2012
4.      A.S. Balu and B.N. Rao, Membership Function of Failure Probability Using Multicut-High Dimensional Model Representation, International Journal of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering, 2012
5.      V. Unnikrishnan, A.M. Prasad, and B.N. Rao, Development of Fragility Curves Using High Dimensional Model Representation, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 2012
6.      B.N. Rao, A. Kalanad, Improved Two−Dimensional Cracked Finite Element for Crack Fault Diagnosis, Computer Assisted Mechanics and Engineering Sciences, 2012
7.      D. Mukherjee, B.N. Rao, and A.M. Prasad, Cut-HDMR Based Fully Equivalent Operational Model for Analysis of Unreinforced Masonry Structure, Sadhana, 2012
8.      A.S. Balu and B.N. Rao, Inverse structural reliability analysis under mixed uncertainties using high dimensional model representation and fast Fourier transform, Engineering Structures, 2012
9.      M.V.N. Sivakumar, B.N. Rao, S.R. Satishkumar, The Effect of Pressure induced Hoop Stress on Bi-axially Loaded Through wall Cracked Cylindrical Structures – A Strain Based Method, Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 110-116, No. 4, pp. 1525-1530, 2012
10. A.S. Balu and B.N. Rao, Multicut-High Dimensional Model Representation for Structural Reliability Bounds Estimation Under Mixed Uncertainties, Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 2011
11. V. Anand, B. S. V. Patnaik, and B.N. Rao, Efficient Extraction of Vortex Structures by Coupling Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD) and High Dimensional Model Representation (HDMR) Techniques, Numerical Heat Transfer, Part B Fundamentals, 2011
12. A.S. Balu and B.N. Rao, High Dimensional Model Representation Based Formulations for Fuzzy Finite Element Analysis of Structures, Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 2011
13. A.S. Balu and B.N. Rao, Efficient Explicit Formulation for Practical Fuzzy Structural Analysis, Sadhana, 2011
14. B.N. Rao, Coupled Meshfree and Fractal Finite Element Method for Unbounded Problems, Computers and Geotechnics, 2011
15. A.K. Mandali, M.S. Sujith, B.N. Rao, and J. Maganti, Reliability Analysis of Counterfort Retaining Walls, Electronic Journal of Structural Engineering, 2011
16. R. Chowdhury, and B.N. Rao, Multicut High Dimensional Model Representation for Reliability Analysis, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 2011
17. A.S. Balu and B.N. Rao, Explicit Fuzzy Analysis of Systems with Imprecise Properties, International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design, 2011
18. D. Mukherjee, B.N. Rao, and A.M. Prasad, Global Sensitivity Analysis of Unreinforced Masonry Structure Using High Dimensional Model Representation, Engineering Structures, Vol. 33, No. 4, pp. 1316−1325, April 2011
19. M. D. Ghouse, C. Lakshmana Rao and B.N. Rao, Numerical Simulation of Fracture Process in Cement Concrete Using Unit Cell Approach, Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 2010
20. M. D. Ghouse, C. Lakshmana Rao and B.N. Rao, Numerical Modeling of Failure of Cement Concrete Using a Unit Cell Approach, Sadhana, 2010
21. R. Chowdhury, B.N. Rao, A. Meher Prasad, High Dimensional Model Representation for Structural Reliability Analysis: Authors' Reply to Comments by S. Rahman and H. Xu, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, 2010
22. K. N. Rajesh, B.N. Rao, Coupled Meshfree and Fractal Finite Element Method for Mixed Mode Two-Dimensional Crack Problems, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 2010
23. R. Chowdhury, B.N. Rao, Probabilistic Stability Assessment of Slopes Using High Dimensional Model Representation, Computers and Geotechnics, 2010
24. B.N. Rao, R. Chowdhury, A. Meher Prasad, R. K. Singh H. S. Kushwaha, Reliability Analysis of 500 MWe PHWR Inner Containment Using High Dimensional Model Representation, International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, 2010
25. K.N. Rajesh, B.N. Rao, Two-Dimensional Analysis of Anisotropic Crack Problems Using Coupled Meshless and Fractal Finite Element Method, International Journal of Fracture, 2010
26. B.N. Rao, K.N. Rajesh, Mode I Crack Problems by Coupled Fractal Finite Element Method and Meshfree Method, Computer Assisted Mechanics and Engineering Sciences, 2010
27. O.C. Arun, B.N. Rao, S.M. Sivakumar, Continuum Damage Growth Analysis Using Element Free Galerkin Method, Sadhana, June, 2010
28. B.N. Rao, M. Kuna, Interaction Integrals for Thermal Fracture of Functionally Graded Piezoelectric Materials, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 77, 37-50, 2010
29. O. C. Arun, B.N. Rao, S. M. Srinivasan, Stochastic Meshfree Method for Elasto-Plastic Damage Analysis, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 2010
30. R. Chowdhury, B.N. Rao,A. Meher Prasad, Stochastic sensitivity analysis using HDMR and score function, Sadhana, 34, 967-986, 2009
31. R.M. Reddy, B.N. Rao, Continuum shape sensitivity analysis of mixed-mode fracture using fractal finite element method, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 75, 2860-2906, 2008
32. R. M. Reddy, B.N. Rao, Stochastic Fracture Mechanics by Fractal Finite Element Method, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 2008
33. R.M. Reddy, B.N. Rao, Fractal finite element method based shape sensitivity analysis of mixed-mode fracture, Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 2008
34. B.N. Rao, R. Chowdhury, Factorized High Dimensional Model Representation for Structural Reliability Analysis, Engineering Computations, 25, 2008
35. B.N. Rao, R. Chowdhury, Probabilistic Analysis Using High Dimensional Model Representation and Fast Fourier Transform, International Journal for Computational Methods in Engineering Science and Mechanics, 2008
36. R. Chowdhury, B.N. Rao, A. Meher Prasad, High Dimensional Model Representation for Structural Reliability Analysis, Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering, 2008
37. B.N. Rao, M. Kuna, Interaction integrals for fracture analysis of functionally graded magnetoelectroelastic materials, International Journal of Fracture, 153, 15-37, 2008
38. B.N. Rao, M. Kuna, Interaction integrals for fracture analysis of functionally graded piezoelectric materials, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 45, 5237-5257, 2008
39. B.N. Rao, R. Chowdhury, Enhanced High Dimensional Model Representation for Reliability Analysis, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 2008
40. R. Chowdhury, B.N. Rao, A. Meher Prasad, High Dimensional Model Representation for Piece Wise Continuous Function Approximation, Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering, 2008
41. R. Chowdhury, B.N. Rao, Assessment of High Dimensional Model Representation Techniques for Reliability Analysis, Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, 2008
42. R. Praveen Kumar, G. R. Dodagoudar, B. N. Rao, Meshfree Modelling of Contaminant Transport in Unsaturated Porous Media, Geomechanics and Geoengineering: An International Journal, 2, 129-136, 2007

 

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