2020

[186] Hemanth T Nagaraju, James R Nance, Bhavani Sankar, Ghatu Subhash, Raphael Haftka. "Evaluation of Constitutive Relationship for Silicon Carbide Cladding Material", Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Vol. 123, November 2020. DEStech Publications, Inc. CD ROM, Page Number 606-607, 2 pages.

[185]Hemanth T Nagaraju, James R Nance, Bhavani Sankar, Ghatu Subhash, Raphael Haftka. "Evaluation of Extensional Stiffness Matrix [A], of Braided Composite Tubes", Southeast Graduate Student Symposium of the Society for Experimental Mechanics - Virtual Edition, June 15-16, 2020.

[184] Hemanth T Nagaraju, James R Nance, Bhavani Sankar, Ghatu Subhash, Raphael Haftka. "Stress Analysis and Failure Behavior of SiCf/SiCm Textile Composite Tubes", 44th International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC 2020), January 26-31, 2020, Daytona beach, Florida, USA.

2019

[183] Hemanth T Nagaraju, James R Nance, Bhavani Sankar, Ghatu Subhash, Raphael Haftka. "The Effect of Calculating the Micromechanical Stresses in Braided Composite tubes by a Flat RVE", Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Vol. 121, Washington, D.C., November 17-21, 2019.

2015

[182] Rohde SE, PG Ifju, BV Sankar. "A novel composite tube design with bend-twist coupling," Proceedings of the American Society for Composites: Thirtieth Technical Conference, East Lansing, Michigan, September 28-30, 2015. DEStech Publications, Inc. CD ROM, Paper Number 1883, 14 pages.[PDF]

[181] SE Rohde, Ak Jonnalagadda, AS Savant, PG Ifju, BV Sankar. "Composite tubes with novel bend-twist coupling," ICCM 20, 20th International Conference on Composite Materials, Copenhagen, 19-24th July 2015, Paper Number 3405-3, 12 pages.[PDF]

2014

[180] SE Rohde, PG Ifju, BV Sankar. "Experimental Investigation of Bend-Twist Coupled Cylindrical Shafts," Proceedings of the 2014 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, Greenville, SC. [PDF]

[179] MB Goldsmith, BV Sankar, RT Haftka. "Effects of Architectural Variability on the In-Plane Strength of a Woven Ceramic Matrix Composite", 29th Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites, La Jolla, California, September 8-10, 2014, Paper Number 431, 20 pages. [PDF]

[178] S Banerjee, BV Sankar. "Finite Element Analysis of Thermo-Mechanical and Failure Properties of Hybrid Fiber Composites", 29th Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites, La Jolla, California, September 8-10, 2014, Paper Number 511, 13 pages. [PDF]

[177] S Banerjee, BV Sankar. "Numerical Simulation of Progressive Damage in Hybrid Composites", Mechanics of Composites (MECHCOMP2014), 8-12 June, 2014, Stony Brook, NY, USA. [PDF]

2013

[176] MB Goldsmith, BV Sankar, RT Haftka, RK Goldberg. "Quantifying Effects of Voids in Woven Ceramic Matrix Composites", Paper No. AIAA 2013-1619. 54th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, April 8-11, 2013, Boston, Massachusetts. 15 pages. [PDF]

2012

[175] Banerjee, S. BV Sankar. "Mechanical properties of hybrid composites using finite element methods based micromechanics", 27th Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites, Arlington, Texas, October 1-3, 2012, Paper Number 153, 19 pages. [PDF]

[174] Goldsmith, MB, BV Sankar, RT Haftka, RK Goldberg. "Overview of probabistic modeling of woven ceramic matrix composites", 27th Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites, Arlington, Texas, October 1-3, 2012, Paper Number 152, 8 pages. [PDF]

[173] Goldsmith, MB, BV Sankar, RT Haftka. "Effects of architectural variability on thermo-mechanical properties of ceramic matrix composites", ECCM15 - 15th European Conference on Composite Materials, Venice, Italy, 24-28 June 2012 [PDF]

[172] Villanueva, D., Haftka, R.T. , Sankar, B.V. "Accounting for Future Redesign in the Optimization of an Integrated Thermal Protection System", AIAA-2012-1933, 14th AIAA Non-Deterministic Approaches Conference, Honolulu, HI, 2012.[PDF]

2011

[171] Goldsmith, MB., BV Sankar, RT Haftka, RK Goldberg, "Effects of Microstructural Variability on the Mechanical Properties of Ceramic Matrix Composites", 26th Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites, Montreal, Canada, September 26-28, 2011, Paper Number 1132, 19 pages.[PDF]

[170] B. Ravishankar, A, Sharma, B.V. Sankar, R, Haftka, ''HOMOGENIZATION OF SANDWICH PANELS WITH COMPLEX MICROSTRUCTURE", Proc 18th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM-18), Aug 21-26 2011, Jeju Island, South Korea. Paper Number: Th02-6-AF1982.

[169] M.C. Song, B.V. Sankar, T.R. Walter, G. Subhash and C.F. Yen, "MODELING OF 3D WOVEN COMPOSITES CONTAINING MULTIPLE DELAMINATIONS", Proc 18th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM-18), Aug 21-26 2011, Jeju Island, South Korea. Paper Number: W32-2-AF0811

[168] Ravishankar, B.P., B.V. Sankar, R.T. Haftka. "Uncertainty Analysis of Integrated Thermal Protection System with Rigid Insulation Bars" Paper No. AIAA 2011-1767. 52nd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, 4-7 April 2011, Denver, CO.

[167] Walter, T.R., G. Subhash, B.V. Sankar. "Comparison of impact damage resistance and tolerance of 3D woven composites using static and dynamic short beam shear tests" Paper No. AIAA 2011-1984. 52nd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, 4-7 April 2011, Denver, CO.

[166] B.V. Sankar and M.C. Song, Translaminar Reinforcements in Fiber Composites, Paper No. I018, Proceedings of the International Conference on Composites for 21st Century- Current and Future Trends (ICC-CFT 2011), Eds. B. Dattaguru, et al., Bangalore, India, January 4-7, 2011 (9 pages).

2010

[165] Boesl, G. R. Bourne, B. V. Sankar, and W. Greg Sawyer. Analysis of Fracture Mechanisms in Composites Reinforced with Hard, Metal-Oxide Nanoparticles Using Multi-scale Analysis. SAMPE 2010 Technical Conference Proceedings: New  Materials and Processes for a New Economy, Seattle, WA, May 17-20, 2010. Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, CD-ROM – 15 pp.

[164] Rao, Prabhakar M., Sankar, Bhavani V., Subhash, Ghatu, Yen, Chian-Fong 2010. "Elastic-Plastic Analysis of 3D Woven Composites Under Quasi-Static Indentation," SAMPE 2010 Technical Conference Proceedings: New  Materials and Processes for a New Economy, Seattle, WA, May 17-20, 2010. Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, CD-ROM-15 pp.

[163] Song, M.C., B. V. Sankar, G. Subhash and C. F. Yen (2010). "An Analytical Non-Dimensional Model for Mode I Delamination of Z-Pinned Composites,”25th Annual Technical Conference of the American Society of Composites, CD ROM Proceedings, Dayton, Ohio, September 2010, Paper #1062, 15 pages.[PDF]

[162] Villanueva, D., Haftka, R.T., Sankar, B.V. (2010). "Probabilistic Optimization of an Integrated Thermal Protection System Including the Effect of Future Tests,” 2nd International Conference on Engineering Optimization, Lisbon, Portugal

[161] Villanueva, D., Haftka, R.T., Sankar, B.V. (2010). "Including Future Tests in the Design and Optimization of an Integrated Thermal Protection System,” AIAA 2010-2597, 12th AIAA Non-Deterministic Approaches Conference, Orlando, FL. [PDF]

[160] Sharma, A., Sankar, B. V., Haftka, R. T., “Homogenization of plates with micro - structure and application to corrugated core sandwich panels”, 51st AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Orlando, FL, April, 2010, Paper AIAA 2010-2706[PDF]

[159] Ravishankar, B., BV Sankar, RT Haftka. (2010) Homogenization of Integrated Thermal Protection system with Rigid Insulation Bars. 51st AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference. 50th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Orlando, FL, April 2010, Paper AIAA 2010-2687[PDF]

[158] Thiyagasundaram P, BV Sankar, NK Arakere (2010) Multi-axial Failure Strengths of Open-Cell Foams with Tetrakaidecahedral Cells Using Finite Element Analysis. 51st AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference. 50th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Orlando, FL, April 2010, Paper AIAA 2010-3054[PDF]

2009

[157] Villanueva, D., Sharma, A., Haftka, R.T., Sankar, B.V. (2009). "Risk Allocation by Optimization of an Integrated Thermal Protection System," 8th World Congress for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Lisbon, Portugal

[156] Sharma, A., Sankar, B. V., Haftka, R. T., "Multi-fidelity Analysis of Corrugated-Core Sandwich Panels for Integrated Thermal Protection", AIAA-2009-2201, 50th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Palm Springs, May, 2009.

[155] Sharma, A., Sankar, B. V., Haftka, R. T., "Mechanics and Design of Integrated Metallic TPS" at 2009 National Space and Missile Materials Symposium, 22 – 25 June 2009, Henderson, Nevada.

[154] Ravishankar, B., Smarslok, B.P., Haftka, R.T., and Sankar, B.V. (2009). Separable sampling of the limit state for accurate Monte Carlo Simulation. 50th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Palm Springs, CA.

[153] Thiyagasundaram P, BV Sankar, NK Arakere (2010) Multi-axial Failure Strengths of Open-Cell Foams with Tetrakaidecahedral Cells Using Finite Element Analysis. 50th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, 4-7 May 2009,Palm Springs, CA. Paper AIAA 2009-2684 [PDF]

2008

[152] Kumar, S., Villanueva, D., Sankar B.V., Haftka R.T. (2008). "Probabilistic Optimization of Integrated Thermal Protection System," AIAA 2008-5928, 12th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, Victoria, BC.  

[151] Griffin, B., Homeijer, B., Williams, M., Sankar, B.V., and Sheplak, M., " Large Deflections of Clamped Composite Circular Plates with Initial In-Plane Tension," IMAC XXVI A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics, Orlando, FL, February 2008.

[150] Dang, Thi, B.V. Sankar, “Meshless Local Petrov-Galerkin Micromechanical Analysis of Periodic Composites Including Shear Loadings”, ICCES 2008, Honolulu, HI, March 2008.

[149] Sharma, A., C. Gogu, O. Martinez, B. Sankar, R. Haftka, Multi-Fidelity Design of an Integrated Thermal Protection System for Spacecraft Reentry, AIAA Paper 2008-2062, 49thAIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 7-10 April 2008, Schaumburg, IL, April 2008.

[148] Ravishankar, B., B. Sankar, M. Leong, AIAA Paper 2008-1913, 49th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Apr. 7-10, 2008, Schaumburg, IL (11 pages)

[147] T.D. Dang and B. V. Sankar, “Meshless Local Petrov-Galerkin Micromechanical Analysis of Periodic Composites Including Shear Loadings”. The International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences (ICCES’08), 16-20 March, 2008, Hawaii.

2007

[146] Xu, J., Sankar, B.V. "Damage and Permeability Prediction in Composite Laminates with Stitch Cracks", 22nd Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites, CD ROM Proceedings, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Sept. 2007, Paper #145, 17 pages.

[145] Boesl, B., B.V. Sankar, G. R. Bourne, "Testing and Modeling of Fracture Toughness of Particle Reinforced Composites", 22nd Annual Technical Conference of the American Society of Composites, CD ROM Proceedings, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, September 2007, Paper #100, 13 pages.

[144] Wang, J. and B.V. Sankar, "A Parametric Study of Fracture Toughness of Foams with Tetrakaidecahedron Unit Cells", 22nd Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites, CD ROM Proceedings, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, September 2007, Paper #144, 17 pages.

[143] Gogu, C., B. P. Smarslok, R. T. Haftka, B. V. Sankar. “Worst-Case Effects on Thermal Buckling of Spatial Variability in Material Properties”, 22nd Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites, CD ROM Proceedings, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, September 2007, Paper #59, 19 pages

[142] Stamblewski, C., B. V. Sankar, D. Zenkert. “Three-Dimensional Quadratic Failure Criteria for Thick Composites using the Direct Micromechanics Method”, 22nd Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites, CD ROM Proceedings, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, September 2007, Paper #96, 20 pages.

[141] Gogu, C., Haftka, R. T., Bapanapalli, S. K., Sankar, B. V., "Applying dimensional analysis to response surface methodology to reduce the number of design variables", 7th World Congresses of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Seoul, Korea, May 2007

[140] B. Boesl, G. R. Bourne, W. G. Sawyer, B. V. Sankar. In-Situ Imaging and Analysis of Crack Propagation in Nanoparticle Filled Polymers. Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, 62nd Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, May 2007

2006

[139] Boesl, B., B. V. Sankar, W. G. Sawyer. “Effect of Nanoparticles on Mechanical Properties of Polymer Matrix Composites”, 21st Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites, CD ROM Proceedings, University of Michigan, Dearborn, MI, September 2006, Paper #145, 7 pages.

[138] Xu, J., B.V. Sankar. “Prediction of Gas Permeability in Cross-ply Laminates using Finite Elements”, 21st Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites, CD ROM Proceedings, University of Michigan, Dearborn, MI, September 2006, Paper #207, 9 pages.

[137] Van Pelt, J., B. V. Sankar, P. G. Ifju. Gas Permeability of Composite Laminates for Cryogenic Storage Systems, 21st Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites, CD ROM Proceedings, University of Michigan, Dearborn, MI, September 2006, Paper #212, 17 pages.

[136] Martinez, O.A., B. Sankar, R. Haftka. Thermal Analysis of a Corrugated Core Sandwich Panel for Integral Thermal Protection System, 21st Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites, CD ROM Proceedings, University of Michigan, Dearborn, MI, September 2006, Paper #219, 20 pages.

[135] E. Acar, R. Haftka, B. Sankar, X. Qiu. Increasing design loads and reducing weight of structures by error reduction, Collected Papers in Structural Mechanics Honoring Dr. James H. Starnes, Jr., NASA/TM-2006-214276, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, 2006, pp. 659-678. (also presented as AIAA paper 2005-2167 at the 46th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics & Materials Conference, 18 - 21 April 2005, Austin, Texas). [PDF]

[134] J. Xu and B.V. Sankar. "Parametric investigation of gas permeability in cross-ply composite laminates using three-dimensional finite elements", AIAA Paper 2006-2093, 47th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASCStructures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, 1 - 4 May 2006, Newport, Rhode Island (12 pages).

[133] T. Dang and B.V. Sankar. “MLPG Formulation for Generalized Plane Strain Problems with Material Discontinuity and its Application", AIAA paper 2006-1691, 47th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASCStructures, Structural Dynamics & Materials Conference 2006. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1- 4 May 2006, Newport, RI (19 pages)

[132] O. Martinez, Bapanapalli, S., Sankar, B.V., Haftka, R., Blosser, M., “Micromechanical Analysis of a Composite Truss Core Sandwich Panel for Integral Thermal Protection Systems,” AIAA Paper 2006-1876, 47th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1- 4 May 2006, Newport, RI, May 2006 (23 pages)

[131] Bapanapalli, S. K., Martinez, O. M., Gogu, C., Sankar, B. V., Haftka, R. T., Blosser, M. L., "Analysis and Design of Corrugated-Core Sandwich Panels for Thermal Protection Systems of Space Vehicles", AIAA paper 2006-1942, 47th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Newport, RI, May 2006

[130] T.D. Dang and B.V. Sankar, "Meshless Local Petrov-Galerkin Micromechanical Analysis of Fiber Composites Including Axial Shear Loading". The 7th World Congress on Computational Mechanics. July 16- 22, 2006. UCLA, California.

[129] B. Boesl, G. R. Bourne, W. G. Sawyer, B. V. Sankar. Effects of Particle Distribution and Size on the Mechanical and Tribological Properties of Epoxy Nanocomposites. Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, 61st Annual Meeting, Calgary, AB., May 2006

2005

[128] T. Dang, B.V. Sankar, “A Meshless Local Petrov-Galerkin (MLPG) Micromechanical Model for Fiber Composites”, 20th Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites, CD ROM Proceedings, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, September 2005, 20 pages.

[127] R.L. Karkkainen, B.V. Sankar and J.T. Tzeng, “A Direct Micromechanical Failure Analysis of Textile Composites”, 20th Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites, CD ROM Proceedings, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, September 2005, 20 pages.

[126] S.-J. Lee, B.V. Sankar,” A Micromechanical Model for Predicting Fracture Toughness of Functionally Graded Foams as Load- Carrying Thermal Protection”, 20th Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites, CD ROM Proceedings, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, September 2005, 20 pages.  

[125] Apetre, N. A. Sankar, B. V., 2005. Analytical Modeling of Sandwich Beams with Functionally Graded Core, Proceedings of The 3rd International Conference on Structural Stability and Dynamics, June 19-22, Kissimmee, Florida. http://www.tamu.edu/acml/icssd/technical_program.html  

[124] Zhu, H., B.V. Sankar, R.T. Haftka, M. Blosser. “Evaluation of Integrated Sandwich TPS design with Metal Foam Core for Launch Vehicles”, AIAA Paper 2005-2181, 46thAIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics & Materials Conference, 18 - 21 April 2005, Austin, Texas (12 pages).

[123] Kale, A., R.T. Haftka, B.V. Sankar. “Reliability Based Design and Inspection of Stiffened Panels against Fatigue”, AIAA Paper 2005-2145, 46th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics & Materials Conference, 18 - 21 April 2005, Austin, Texas (20 pages).

[122] Bapanapalli, S., B.V. Sankar, R.J. Primas. “Microcracking of Symmetric Cross-ply Laminates Subjected to Biaxial Loading” AIAA Paper 2005-2230, 46th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics & Materials Conference, 18 - 21 April 2005, Austin, Texas (14 pages).

[121] Acar, E., Haftka, R.T. and Sankar, B.V., "The Effects of Uncertainty Control Measures on the Design Load of a Sandwich Structure," 3rd Ankara International Aerospace Conference, Ankara, Turkey, August 2005.[PDF]

2000-2004

[120] Kale A. A., Haftka R. T., Sankar B. V., "Tradeoff of Structural Weight and Inspection Cost in Reliability Based Optimization Using Multiple Inspection Types", Paper Number AIAA-2004-4404, 10thAIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, 30 August-1 September 2004, Albany, New York.

[119] Lee, S., S. Choi and B.V. Sankar. “A micromechanical model for predicting the fracture toughness of functionally graded foams”, Proceedings of the 22nd Southeastern Conference in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (SECTAM), August 15-17, 2004, Center for Advanced Materials, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama, pp. 613-622.

[118] Choi, S., B.V. Sankar. “Thermal stresses in a composite pressure vessel at cryogenic temperatures”, Developments in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Proceedings of the 22nd Southeastern Conference in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (SECTAM), August 15-17, 2004, Center for Advanced Materials, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama, pp. 587-596.

[117] Karkkainen, R., B.V. Sankar. "Stress Gradient Effects in the Failure Criteria for Textile Composites," Proceedings of the 2004 International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering & Science 26-29 July, 2004, Madeira, Portugal, pp. 415-420. Also in Advances in Computational & Experimental Engineering & Science, Tech Science Press, California, 2004. (Keynote Lecture)

[116] Rys, T.P., Chen L., and B.V. Sankar.  "Mixed Mode Fracture Toughness of Laminated Stitched Composites," SEM X Paper 293, Proceedings of the 2004 SEM X International Congress and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, Costa Mesa, California, June 7-10, 2004, 6 pages.

[115] Zhu, H., B. Sankar. “Analysis of TPS sandwich panel with foam core”, AIAA Paper 2004-1935, Proceedings of the 45th AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Palm Springs,California, April 19-22, 2003, 13 pages.

[114] Apetre, N., B.V. Sankar, D.R. Ambur. “Impact response of sandwich beams with functionally graded core”, AIAA Paper 2004-1926, Proceedings of the 45th AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Palm Springs, California, April 19-22, 2003, 13 pages.

[113] Karkkainen, R., B.V. Sankar, “Micromechanical failure analysis of thin plain weave textile composites using the finite element method”, AIAA Paper 2004-1929, Proceedings of the 45th AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Palm Springs, California, April 19-22, 2003, 9 pages

[112] Kamakoti, R., Shyy, W., Thakur, S. and Sankar, B. "Time dependent RANS computation for an aero-elastic wing",  AIAA Paper 2004-0886, 42nd Aerospace Sciences Meeting & Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, January 5-8, 2004, 18 pages.

[111] M.A. Pinheiro, B.V. Sankar, "Modeling Delamination in Laminated Structures under Torsion Loading", 17th International Congress of Mechanical Engineering, November 10-14, 2003, Sno Paulo, Brazil, Proceedings of the COBEM 2003. Paper Number 464, CDROM, 9 pages.

[110] Bokwon Lee, B.V. Sankar, "A Layer Independent Fracture Criterion for Composite Laminates", 18th Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites, Abstract Book, University of Florida, Gainesville, October 2003.

[109] Amit A. Kale, Raphael T. Haftka and Bhavani V. Sankar, "Fatigue Reliability and Damage Tolerance Evaluation of Composite Structures", 18th Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites, CD ROM Proceedings, University of Florida, Gainesville, October 2003, 10 pages.

[108] B.V. Sankar, B. Lee, R.L. Karkkainen, "Evaluation of Failure Criteria for Plain Weave Textile Composites Using Finite Element Micromechanics", 35th International SAMPE Technical Conference, CD ROM proceedings, Dayton, OH, September 2003, 11 pages.

[107] Lee, B. and B.V. Sankar, "Mode I fracture criterion for notched laminated composites", Fourteenth International Conference on Composite Materials, CD ROM proceedings, San Diego, California, July 2003, Paper # 1020, 11 pages.

[106] Choi, S. and B.V. Sankar, "A micromechanics method to predict the fracture toughness of carbon foam", Fourteenth International Conference on Composite Materials, CD ROM proceedings, San Diego, California, July 2003, Paper # 1355, 11 pages.

[105] Choi, S. and B.V. Sankar, “A micromechanics method to predict the micro-cracking of the LH2 composite tank at cryogenic temperature”, Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on Thermal Stresses and Related Topics, TS 2003, Eds. L. Librescu and P. Marzocca, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, VA, 8-11 June 2003, pp. WM441-444.

[104] Lee, Bokwon and BV Sankar, "Fracture criterion and finite-width correction factors for notched composite laminates", Proceedings of the 16th US Army Symposium on Solid Mechanics, Eds. A.M.Rajendran et al., pp. 123-124, Charleston, South Carolina, May 4-7, 2003.

[103] Apetre, N., B.V. Sankar, "Composite sandwich plates with functionally graded cores", Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Sandwich Structures, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, March 31 - April 2, 2003, 13 pages.

[102] Apetre, N., B.V. Sankar and D. Ambur, "Functionally graded sandwich core with arbitrary variation in properties", AIAA Paper 2003-1947, Proceedings of the 44th AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Norfolk, Virginia, April 7-10, 2003, 8 pages.

[101] Venkataraman, S., Sankar, B. V., "Elasticity analysis and optimization of a functionally graded plate with hole," AIAA Paper 2003-1466, Proceedings of the 44th AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Norfolk, Virginia, April 7-10, 2003, 13 pages.

[100] Zhu, H., B.V. Sankar, R.T. Haftka and S. Venkataraman, "Optimization of a Functionally Graded Metallic Foam Insulation under Transient Heat Transfer Conditions", AIAA Paper 2003-1531, Proceedings of the 44th AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Norfolk, Virginia, April 7-10, 2003, 11 pages.

[99] Kale A .A., Haftka R.T., Papila M., Sankar B.V. "Tradeoff for weight and inspection cost for fail-safe design", AIAA Paper 2003-1501, Proceedings of the 44th AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Norfolk, Virginia, April 7-10, 2003, 14 pages.

[98] Chen, L., BV Sankar and PG Ifju, "Mixed-Mode Fracture Toughness Tests for Stitched Composite Laminates", AIAA Paper 2003-1874, Proceedings of the 44th AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Norfolk, Virginia, April 7-10, 2003, 10 pages.

[97] G. Wang, B.V. Sankar , L.N. Cattafesta and M. Sheplak, "Analysis of a composite piezoelectric circular plate with initial stresses for MEMS", Proceedings of IMECE2002 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exhibition, November 17-22, 2002, New Orleans, Louisiana , Paper Number IMECE2002-39337, 8 printed pages.

[96] V. Chandrasekaran, M. Sheplak, L.N.Cattafesta and B.V. Sankar, "Thermo-elastic actuation: Solution for circular composite plates with application in MEMS", Proceedings of IMECE2002 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exhibition, November 17-22, 2002, New Orleans, Louisiana , Paper Number IMECE2002-39328, 6 printed pages.

[95] S. Choi and B.V. Sankar (2002) "Fracture toughness of carbon foam", Proceedings of the American Society for Composites. 17th Annual Technical Conference,  October 21-23, 2002, West Lafayette,IN, CD ROM Proceedings, Paper # 041 (9 pages).

[94] W.-K. Lim, J.-H. Song, B. V. Sankar (2002) "Effect of Ring Indentation on Fatigue Crack Growth of Aluminum Plate", International Conference on Fatigue damage to Structural Materials, Hyannis,MA, September 22-27, 2002.

[93] Ifju, P.G., L. Chen and B.V. Sankar. "Mixed mode fracture toughness of stitched composites", Proceedings of the 2002 SEM Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, p. 173, Milwaukee, WI, June 10-12, 2002.

[92] Apetre, N.A., B.V. Sankar and S. Venkataraman, "Indentation of a sandwich beam with functionally graded core", AIAA Paper 2002-1683, Proceedings of the 43rd AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Denver, Colorado, April 22-25, 2002.

[91] Zhu, H., B.V. Sankar, R.T. Haftka and  S. Venkataraman, "Minimum mass design of insulation made of functionally graded material", AIAA Paper 2002-1425, Proceedings of the 43rd AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Denver, Colorado, April 22-25, 2002.

[90] Prasad, S.A.N., B.V. Sankar, L.N. Cattafesta, S. Horowitz, Q. Gallas, and M. Sheplak, "Two-Port Electroacoustic model of an axisymmetric piezoelectric composite plate", AIAA Paper 2002-1365, Proceedings of the 43rd AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Denver, Colorado, April 22-25, 2002.

[89] Chandrasekaran, V., Chow, E. M., Kenny, T. W., Nishida, T., Cattafesta, L.,  Sankar, B. V., and Sheplak, M., "Thermoelastically Actuated Acoustic Proximity Sensor with Integrated Through-Wafer Interconnects," Technical Digest, the Solid-State Sensor and Actuator Workshop, June 2-6, Hilton Head, SC, pp. 102-107 June 2002.

[88] Apetre, N.A. and B.V.  Sankar, "Contact between a cylindrical indenter and a sandwich beam with functionally graded core", Contemporary Research in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Proceedings of the 14th US National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Eds. R.C. Batra and E.G. Henneke, VPI & SU, pp. 354-355, Blacksburg, VA, June 23-28, 2002.

[87] Sankar, B.V. and M. Sylwan (2001) "An analytical study of post-buckling of debonded one-dimensional sandwich plates", Proceedings of the Aerospace Division (CD ROM), International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 2001, New York, NY.

[86] Venkataraman, S., H.Zhu, B.V. Sankar, R.T. Haftka, M. Blosser (2001) "Optimum design of a functionally graded metallic foam thermal insulation", Proceedings of the American Society for Composites. 16th Technical Conference, September 2001,  Blacksburg, VA, CD ROM Proceedings, Paper # 127 (12 pages).

[85] Chen, L., P. Ifju, B. Sankar (2001) "Mode II fracture toughness of stitched composites", Proceedings of the American Society for Composites. 16th Technical Conference,  September 2001,Blacksburg, VA, CD ROM Proceedings, Paper # 138 (12 pages).

[84] Sankar, B.V. (2001) "Elasticity analysis of functionally graded beams", Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Composite Materials, Beijing, China, June 25-29, 2001, p. 583.

[83] Papila, M., R. Vitali, R.T. Haftka, & B.V. Sankar (2001) "Optimal weight of cracked composite panels by an equivalent strain constraint", AIAA Paper 2001-1207, AIAA structures, Structural Dynamics & Materials Conference, Seattle, Washington, April 2001.

[82] Chen, L., Sankar, B.V. & Ifju, P.G. (2001) Mode II fracture toughness of stitched composites, AIAA Paper 2001-1483, AIAA structures, Structural Dynamics & Materials Conference, Seattle, Washington, April 2001

[81] Sharma, A.K., Sankar, B.V. & Ambur, D.R. (2001) Post-buckling analysis of debonded sandwich beams, AIAA Paper 2001-1118, AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics & Materials Conference,Seattle, Washington, April 2001

[80] Sankar, B.V. & Tzeng, J.T. (2001) Thermal stress analysis of functionally graded beams, AIAA Paper 2001-1513, AIAA structures, Structural Dynamics & Materials Conference, Seattle, Washington, April 2001

[79] Venkataraman, S. & Sankar, B.V. (2001), Analysis of sandwich beams with functionally graded core, AIAA Paper 2001-1281, AIAA structures, Structural Dynamics & Materials Conference, Seattle, Washington, April 2001

[78] Mathew, J., Sankar, B., and Cattafesta, L., "Finite Element Modeling of Piezoelectric Actuators for Active Flow Control Applications," AIAA-2001-0300, 39th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting & Exhibit, January 2001.

[77] Chen, L., Sankar, B.V. and Ifju, P.G. (2000) "Analysis of a novel DCB specimen for stitched textile composites", Proceedings of the ASME Aerospace Division, Eds. J.D. Whitcomb, P. Hajela, A.M. Waas and B.V. Sankar, AD-Vol. 63, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York, NY, pp. 51-55.

[76] Sankar, B.V., M. Narayanan and A. Sharma (2000) "Effect of core plasticity on the post-buckling behavior of debonded sandwich beams" Mechanics of Sandwich Structures, Eds. Y.D.S. Rajapakse,G.A. Kardomateas and V. Birman, AD-Vol. 62, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York, NY, pp. 69-77.

[75] Lim, W.K., S.Y. Choi, and B.V. Sankar (2000) "Crack extension in anisotropic solids under biaxial load", Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Engineering & Sciences,Los Angeles, August 21-25, 2000.

[74] Wallace, B.T., Sankar, B.V., Ifju, P.G. and Chen, L. (2000) "Effect of Z-pinning on buckling of delaminated sandwich beams", Proceedings of the 41st AIAA SDM Conference, Atlanta, April 2000, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Paper Number: AIAA-2000-1403.

[73] Chen, L., Ifju, P.G., Sankar, B.V. and Wallace, B.T. (2000) "A novel Mode I fracture test for stitched composite laminates", Proceedings of the 41st AIAA SDM Conference, Atlanta, April 2000, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Paper Number: AIAA-2000-1615.

[72] Sankar, B.V. and H. Zhu (2000) "Effects of stitching on the low-velocity impact response of delaminated beams", Proceedings of the ACUN-2 International Composites Conference, Composites in the Transportation Industry, Sydney, Australia, February 14-18, pp. 560-565.

[71] Pinheiro, M.A. and Sankar, BV (2000) "Ànalise Da Delaminaçâo De Bordo Livre Com Uso De Elemento De Viga E Fundaçâo Elàstica" III Encontro de Modelagem Computacional, Poltechnic Institutueof Rio de Janeiro, December, 6 -8, 2000. pp. 40-44.

1996-1999

[70] Wallace, B.T., B.V. Sankar and P.G. Ifju (1999) "Delamination suppression in sandwich beams using trans-laminar reinforcements", Advances in Aerospace Materials and Structures, Ed. G. Newaz, AD- Vol. 58, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York, NY., pp. 11-14.

[69] Chen, L., P.G. Ifju, B.V. Sankar and B.T. Wallace (1999) "Modified DCB test for high density stitched composites", Proceedings of the SEM Annual Conference on Theoretical, Experimental and Computational Mechanics, Society for Experimental mechanics, Inc., Bethel, CT, pp. 214-217.

[68] Chen, Leishan, Peter G. Ifju and Bhavani V. Sankar (1999) "A modified DCB test for composite laminates with high-density stitches",  Proceedings of the American Society for Composites. 14th Technical Conference, Technomic Publishing, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, pp. 456-465.

[67] Sankar, B.V. and  O. Park (1999) "Energy release rate calculations for laminated beams and plates" Proceedings of the American Society for Composites. 14th Technical Conference, TechnomicPublishing, Lancaster, Pennsylvania,  pp. 741-750.

[66] Vitali, R., R.T. Haftka and B.V. Sankar (1999) "Corrcection response surface design of stiffened composite panel with a crack", Paper No. AIAA 99-1313, AIAA SDM Conference, St. Luis, MO, April 1999.

[65] Sankar, B.V., M. Narayanan and J.L. Avery, III (1999) "Post-buckling Behavior of Debonded Sandwich Composite Beams Under Compression", Paper No. AIAA-99-1295, AIAA SDM Conference, St. Luis, MO, April 1999.

[64] Avery, J.L., M. Narayanan and B.V. Sankar (1998) "Compressive failure of debonded sandwich beams", Recent Advances in Mechanics of Aerospace Structures and Materials, Ed. B.V. Sankar, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York, NY.

[63] Vitali, Roberto , R.T. Haftka and B.V. Sankar (1998) "Multi-Fidelity Surface Approximations for Crack Propagation Critical Loads", ISSMO/NASA First Internet conference on Approximations and Fast reanalysis in Engineering Optimization, June 14-27, 1998.

[62] Mecholsky, Jr., J.J., D.C. Clupper, B. Sankar and M. Gundepudi (1998) "Fracture Mechanics, Fractals and Failure Analysis as tools for understanding attrition and comminution of particles", Proceedings of the Seventh World Congress on particle Technology, AIChE, NY.

[61] Park, O, R.T. Haftka, B.V. Sankar and S. Nagendra (1998) "Analytical and experimental study of a blade stiffened panel in axial compression", Proceedings of the AIAA 39th Sdm Conference, Long Beach, CA, Paper No. AIAA-98-1993, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Reston, Virginia.

[60] Zhu, Huasheng and B.V. Sankar (1998) "Effect of through-the-thickness stitching on post-buckling behavior of delaminated composites", 13th US National Congress of Applied Mechanics, June 1998, Gainesville, Florida, ISBN 0-9652609, p. TA11

[59] Park, Oung, B.V. Sankar and R.T. Haftka (1998) "Analytival model for stitched stiffened panels subject to axial compression", 13th US National Congress of Applied Mechanics, June 1998, Gainesville, Florida, ISBN 0-9652609, p. FB9.

[58] Vitali, R., R.T. Haftka and B. Sankar (1998) "Correction response surface approximations for stress intensity factors of a composite stiffened plate", AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS 39th SDM Conf., Apr. 1998, Long Beach CA, Paper No. AIAA-98-2047, pp. 2917-2922.

[57] Park, O., B.V. Sankar and R.T. Haftka (1998) "Buckling and Postbuckling Analysis of a Stiffened Composite Panel with Skin-Stiffener Debond", Proceedings of the American Society for Composites (to appear)

[56] Roque, R., Z. Zhang and B. Sankar (1998) "Indirect determination of crack growth rate parameters of asphalt mixtures", Proceedings of the 12th Engineering Mechanics Conference, May 17-20, La Jolla,California, (to appear)

[55] Sankar, B.V. and S. Dharmapuri (1998) "Evaluation of complex stress intensity factors in debonded sandwich beams", ASME, MD - Volume 84, Mechanical Behavior of Advanced Materials, pp. 285, Symposium on Micromechanics and Laminate Analysis in honor of Dr. N.J. Pagano's 65th Birthday, ASME/IMECE, Anaheim, California, November 1998.

[54] Vitali, R., Park, O., Haftka, R.T., Sankar, B.V. and Rose, C. (1997) "Structural optimization of a hat stiffened panel by response surface techniques" AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS 38th SDM conf., Apr. 1997, Orlando, Florida, Paper No. AIAA-97-115, pp. 2983-2993.

[53] Dee, A.T., J.R. Vinson and B.V. Sankar (1997) "Effects of high strain rate compression on the mechanical properties of a uniweave AS4/3501-6 composite laminate with through-thickness stitching",AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS 38th SDM conf., Apr. 1997, Orlando, Florida, Paper No. AIAA-97-1048, pp. 945-954..

[52] B.V. Sankar (1997) Translaminar reinforcements in laminated fiber composites, Key Note Lecture at the Centennial Meeting of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Proceedings of the International Conference on Materials and Mechanics, Tokyo, July 20-22, 1997, pp. 517-522.

[51] B.V. Sankar and S.M. Dharmapuri (1997) "An analytical model for stitched double cantilever beam specimens"Proceedings of the American Society for Composites 12th Technical Conference, TechnomicPublishing Co., Lancaster, Pennsylvania, (in press)

[50] Sankar, B.V. and R. Ferri (1997) "Static indentation and low-velocity impact tests on sandwich panels", in Analysis and Design Issues for Modern Aerospace Vehicles, Ed. G.J. Smiteses, AD- Vol. 55, ASME, New York, NY, pp. 485-490.

[49] J.J. Mecholsky, Jr., B.V. Sankar, Z. Chen, D. Clupper, M. Gundepudi (1996) "A Mechanicstic Model for Attrition of Particles in Flow Systems", IUTAM Symposium on Mechanics of Granular and Porous Materials, Cambridge University, July 15-17, 1996.

[48] B.V. Sankar and R.V. Marrey (1996), "A Selective Averaging Method for the Micromechanics of Textile Composites", Proceedings of the American Society for Composites - Eleventh Technical Conference, Technomic Publishing Co., Lancaster, Pennsylvania, pp. 989-998.

[47] H. Zhu, B.V. Sankar and R.V. Marrey (1996) "A Micromechanics Approach for Predicting the Strength of Fiber Composites", Proceedings of the American Society for Composites - Eleventh Technical Conference, Technomic Publishing Co., Lancaster, Pennsylvania, pp. 906-915.

[46] B.V. Sankar and S.K. Sharma (1996) "Interlaminar Fracture Toughness of Stitched Graphite/Epoxy Laminates", 11th DOD/NASA/FAA Conference on Fibrous Composites in Structural Design, Fort Worth, Texas, August 1996.

[45] D.C. Clupper, Z. Chen, J.J. Mecholsky, Jr. and B.V. Sankar (1996) "Attrition and Fracture of Particles During Single particle, Multiple Particle and Impact Testing", American Ceramic Society Annual Meeting, Indianpolis, April, 14-17, 1996.

[44] V. Sonik and B.V. Sankar (1996) "Modeling the effects of translaminar reinforcements on Mode II fracture toughness", Proceedings of the Aerospace Division, AD-Vol. 52, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, pp. 61-69.

[43] S.K. Sharma and B.V. Sankar (1996) "Damage growth in stitched graphite/epoxy laminates under Mode I fracture and compression loading", Proceedings of the Aerospace Division, AD-Vol. 52, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, pp. 39-50.

1990-1995

[42] B.V. Sankar and V. Sonik (1995) "Modeling End-Notched Flexure Tests of Stitched Laminates", Proceedings of the American Society for Composites -Tenth Technical Conference, Technomic Publishing Co., Lancaster, Pennsylvania, pp. 172-181.

[41] S.K. Sharma and B.V. Sankar (1995) "Sublaminate Buckling and Compression Strength of Stitched Uniweave Graphite/Epoxy Laminates", Proceedings of the American Society for Composites - Tenth Technical Conference, Technomic Publishing Co., Lancaster, Pennsylvania, pp. 143-151.

[40] S.K. Sharma and B.V. Sankar (1995) "Fracture Toughness of Stitched Graphite/Epoxy Uniweave Laminates", Proceedings of the ASME Materials Division, MD-Vol. 69-1, ASME New York, pp. 299-310.

[39] B.V. Sankar and S.K. Sharma (1995) "Effects of Stitching on the Fracture Toughness of Uniweave Textile Graphite/Epoxy Laminates" Mechanics of Textile Composites Conference, NASA CP ,3311 Part 2, Eds. C.C. Poe, Jr. and C.E. Harris, pp. 481-507.

[38] B.V. Sankar and R.V. Marrey (1995) "Micromechanical Models for Textile Composites", Mechanics of Textile Composites Conference, NASA CP 3311, Part 2, Eds. C.C. Poe, Jr. and C.E. Harris, pp. 625-663.

[37] M.A. Pinheiro and B.V. Sankar (1995) "Analysis of Free-Edge Delamination using Offset Beam Finite Elements and Considering Thermal Stresses", XIII COBEM-CIDIM/95, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, October 1995.

[36] B.V. Sankar and V. Sonik (1994) "Strain Energy Release Rate Distribution along a Delamination Front Using Plate Theories", AIAA Paper Number 94-1398-CP. The 35th Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, pp. 765-774.

[35] R.V. Marrey and B.V. Sankar (1994) "Micromechanical Models for Plate Stiffness Properties of Textile Composites" ,Proceedings of the First International Conference on Composites Engineering (ICCE/1), August 28-31, 1994, New Orleans, pp. 457-458.

[34] R. Ferri and B.V. Sankar (1994) "A Comparitive Study on the Impact Resistance of Composite Laminates and Sandwich Panels", Proceedings of the American Society for Composites - Ninth Technical Conference, Technomic Publishing Co., Lancaster, Pensylvania, pp. 482-490.

[33] [S.K. Sharma and B.V. Sankar (1994) "Effect of Stitching on Impact and Interlaminar Properties of Graphite/Epoxy Laminates", Proceedings of the American Society for Composites - Ninth Technical Conference, Technomic Publishing Co., Lancaster, Pensylvania, pp. 700-708

[32] R.V. Marrey and B.V. Sankar (1994) "Evaluation of Micromechanical Models for Textile Structural Composites", ASME Paper No. 94-WA/Aero-1, presented at the International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Chicago, November 1994.

[31] B.V. Sankar and R.V. Marrey (1993) "Micromechanical Models for Textile Composites", Proceedings of 13th Army Symposium on Solid Mechanics, Edited by S.C. Chou, F.D. Bartlett, Jr., T. Wright and K. Iyer. August 17-19, 1993, Plymouth, Massachusetts. pp. 189-200.

[30] R.V. Marrey and B.V. Sankar (1993) "Stress Gradient Effects on Stiffness and Strength of Textile Composites" Composite Materials and Structures, AD-Vol. 37/AMD-Vol. 179, ASME Winter Annual Meeting, Ed. C.W. Bert, V. Birman, and D. Hui, pp. 133-148.

[29] B.V. Sankar and R.G. Flodquist (1993) "Elasticity Solutions for Laminated Beams", Composite Materials and Structures, AD-Vol. 37/AMD-Vol. 179, ASME Winter Annual Meeting, Ed. C.W. bert, V.Birman, and D. Hui, pp. 241-256.

[28] R.V. Marrey and B.V. Sankar (1993), "Thermal Stresses in Textile Structural Composites", Proceedings of the American Society for Composites - Eighth Technical Conference, Technomic Publishing Co., Lancaster, Pensylvania, pp. 499-508.

[27] S. Lahiri, B.V. Sankar and P.A. Mataga (1993), "A Finite Element/Boundary Element Alternating Method for Cracks Normal to Bi-Material Interfaces", Proceedings of the American Society for Composites - Eighth Technical Conference, Technomic Publishing Co., Lancaster, Pensylvania, pp. 197-207.

[26] A. Ericsson and B.V. Sankar (1992) "Contact Stiffness of Sandwich Plates and Applications to Low-Velocity Impact Problems", Sandwich Constructions 2, Vol. 1 Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Sandwich Constructions, Edited by D. Weissman-Berman and K-A. Olsson, Engineering Materials Advisory Services Ltd., West Midlands, U.K., pp. 139-159.

[25] V.S. Rao, C.T. Sun, J.M. Bai and B.V. Sankar (1992) "Finite Element Analysis of Prestressed Laminated Plates with Constrained Viscoelastic Damping Layer" DOE Facilities Programs, Systems Interaction, and Active/Inactive Damping, PVP-Vol. 229, editor: Chi-Wen Lin, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York, NY, pp. 147-154.

[24] B.V. Sankar (1992) "A Beam Theory for Multidirectional Composite Laminates", Proceedings of the American Society for Composites - Seventh Technical Conference, Technomic Publishing Co., Lancaster,Pensylvania, pp. 1209-1219.

[23] B.V. Sankar, P.A. Mataga, S. Lahiri and Q.Y. Yao (1991) "Fiber-Matrix Interface Failure in Brittle Matrix Composites", Advanced Composite Materials, Ceramic Transactions Vol. 19, Ed. M.D. Sacks, American Ceramic Society, pp. 601-609.

[22] B.V. Sankar and R.V. Marrey (1991) "Modeling Flexural Properties of Textile Composites", Proceedings of the American Society for Composites - Sixth Technical Conference, Technomic Publishing Co., Lancaster, Pensylvania, pp. 781-787.

[21] B.V. Sankar and V.S. Rao (1991) "A Plate Finite Element for Modeling Delaminations", Proceedings of the American Society for Composites - Sixth Technical Conference, Technomic Publishing Co., Lancaster, Pensylvania, pp. 79-88.

[20] Y.S. Kwon and B.V. Sankar (1991) "Indentation Damage in Graphite/Epoxy Laminates" Proceedings of the American Society for Composites - Sixth Technical Conference, Technomic Publishing Co., Lancaster, Pennsylvania, pp. 483-492.

[19] B.V. Sankar and M.A. Pinheiro (1990) "An Offset Beam Finite Element for Fracture Analysis of Delaminations", AIAA Paper Number 90-1024-CP. 31st Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, pp. 1227-1233.

[18] B.V. Sankar, C. Ku and P.T. Nguyen (1990) "Nondimensional Impcat Models for Composite Laminates", Proceedings of the American Society for Composites - Fifth Technical Conference, TechnomicPublishing Co., Lancaster, Pensylvania, pp. 600-610.

[17] V.S. Rao, B.V. Sankar and C.T. Sun (1990) "Constrained Layer Damping of Composite Beams Subjected to Initial Stresses", Proceedings of the American Society for Composites - Fifth Technical Conference, Technomic Publishing Co., Lancaster, Pensylvania, pp. 15-25.

[16] C.C. Poe, Jr., M.A. Portanova, J.E. Masters, B.V. Sankar and W.C. Jackson (1990) "Comparison of Impact Results for Several Polymeric Composites Over a Wide Range of Low Impact Velocities".NASA Conference Publication 3104 Part 2, pp. 513-547.

1981-1989

[15] S. Hu, B.V. Sankar and C.T. Sun (1989) "A Finite Element Study of Dynamic Delamination Growth in Composite Laminates". AIAA Paper No. 89-1301-CP. 30th AIAA/ASME/ ASCE/AHS/ASCStructures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, pp. 1250-1255.

[14] B.V. Sankar (1989) "Axisymmetric Contact Between a Rigid Indenter and a Laminated Plate", Proceedings of the Society of Engineering Science Meeting, Berkeley, California, June 1989.

[13] S. Hu and B.V. Sankar (1989) "Elasticity Analysis of Orthotropic Beams Under Three-Point Bending" Proceedings of the 12th Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics, pp. 318-319.

[12] C.T. Sun, V.S. Rao and B.V. Sankar (1989) "Damping and Vibration Control of Cross-Ply Composites Using Add-On Viscoelastic Materials". Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM VII), International Academic Publishers (Pergamon Press), Vol. 2., pp. 226-231.

[11] J.C. Gong and B.V. Sankar (1989) "Impact Response and Damage of Braided Graphite/Epoxy Composites". Proceedings of the American Society for Composites, Fourth Technical Conference,Technomic Publishing Co., Lancaster, PA, pp. 915-924.

[10] B.V. Sankar (1988) "Axisymmetric Contact Between a Rigid Sphere and a Layered Plate". Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Engineering Science, Springer-Verlag, New York, pp. 6.vii.1-4.

[9] B.V. Sankar (1988) "Smooth Indentation of a Composite Laminate". Proceedings of the American Society for Composites, Third Technical Conference. Technomic Publishing Co., Lancaster, PA, pp. 364-373.

[8] C.T. Sun, B.V. Sankar and V.S. Rao (1988) "Damping and Vibration Control of Unidirectional Composite Beams" 59th Shock and Vibration Symposium, Vol. III, Sandia Report SAND-88-2473C UC-13, pp. 177-195.

[7] B.V. Sankar (1987) "Contact Stresses in an Orthotropic Beam". Proceedings of the American Society for Composites, Second Technical Conference. Technomic Publishing Co., Lancaster, PA, pp. 489-499.

[6] C.T. Sun, B.V. Sankar, H. Bouadi and S. Hu (1987) "Improvement in Damping by Using Viscoelastic Layers on Laminated Composite Materials". ASME Paper No. 87-WA/Aero-6. ASME Winter Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

[5] B.V. Sankar (1986) "Contact Between a Rigid Cylinder and a Laminated Beam". Proceedings of the International Symposium on Composite Materials and Structures, Eds. T.T. Loo and C.T. Sun,Technomic Publishing Co., lancaster, PA, pp. 809-816.

[4] B.V. Sankar (1985) "Contact Law for Transversely Isotropic Materials", AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS 26th Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Orlando, April 1985, pp. 516-521.

[3] B.V. Sankar and C.T. Sun (1983) "Effect of Initial Stresses on the Impact Behavior of Graphite/Epoxy Laminates", Proceedings of the 20th Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, August 1983, pp. 51-52.

[2] C.T. Sun and B.V. Sankar (1982) "Contact Between a Rigid Cylinder and an Orthotropic Beam Under Initial Stresses". Advances in Aerospace Structures and Materials, Eds. R.M. Laurenson and U.Yuceoglu, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York, NY, pp. 37-45.

[1] C.T. Sun, B.V. Sankar and T.M. Tan (1981) "Dynamic Response of SMC to Impact of a Steel Ball". Advances in Aerospace Structures and Materials, Eds. S.S. Wang and W.J. Renton, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York, NY, pp. 99-107.

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