Dr. Nagaraj K. Arakere

Address Office NEB 225 Phone: (352) 273-2849 Website: Research Page


Professor Arakere received his Ph.D. in 1988 from Arizona State University. His research interests include Damage mechanics of structural materials subjected to monotonic and fatigue loading, Fatigue life evaluation, Rolling contact fatigue, Spall propagation, Superalloys, Foams, Related constitutive and finite element model development, and Dynamics of rotor-bearing systems.


Ph.D, 1988, Arizona State University

Professional Memberships and Fellowships

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fellow 2005
Society of Automotive Engineers, Member
Society of Tribologist and Lubrication Engineers, Member

Teaching Interests

Failure of materials in design, Fatigue, Fracture mechanics, Contact mechanics, Vibrations, Rotor dynamics

Research Interests

Fatigue, fracture, microstructure-sensitive design, monotonic and cyclic deformation response, Ultra-high strength bearing steels, Single crystal nickel-base superalloys, contact mechanics, fatigue spall propagation, and related constitutive and finite element model development.

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Selected Publications

  1. Interview of Nagaraj K. Arakere with Tribology Transactions/TLT Magazine “University of Florida professor leads industry and government research on reliable prediction of endurance life of rolling element bearings and tribological systems.” Download PDF
  2. B. Kunzelmann, P. Rycerz, Y. Xu, , N. Arakere, A. Kadiric, 2023, “Prediction of rolling contact fatigue crack propagation in bearing steels using experimental crack growth data and linear elastic fracture mechanics,” International Journal of Fatigue, Vol. 168, (107449) pp. 1-14. Download PDF
  3. N. Londhe, N. Arakere, G. Subhash, 2019, “Effect of Plasticity on the Dynamic Capacity of Modern Bearing Steels,” Tribology International, Vol. 133, pp. 160-171.
  4. N. Londhe, N. Arakere, R. Haftka, 2015, “Reevaluation of Rolling Element Bearing Load-Life Equation based on Fatigue Endurance Data,” Tribology Transactions, 58, pp. 815-828, DOI: 10.1080/10402004.2015.1021943.
  5. N. Arakere, 2016, “Gigacycle Rolling Contact Fatigue of Bearing Steels: A Review,” International Journal of Fatigue, Vol. 93, pp. 238-249.
  6. A. Pandkar, N. Arakere, G. Subhash, 2015, “Ratcheting-Based Microstructure-Sensitive Modeling of Cyclic Hardening Response of Case-Hardened Bearing Steels Subject to Rolling Contact Fatigue,” International Journal of Fatigue, 73, pp. 119-131.
  7. P.A. Sabnis, S. Forest, Nagaraj Arakere, Vladislav Yastrebov, 2013, “Crystal plasticity analysis of cylindrical indentation on a Ni-base single crystal superalloy,” The International Journal of Plasticity., 51, pp. 200-217.
  8. P.A. Sabnis, M. Mazière, S. Forest, Nagaraj K. Arakere, F. Ebrahimi, 2012, “Effect of secondary orientation on notch-tip plasticity in superalloy single crystals,” The International Journal of Plasticity., 28, pp. 102-123.