Dr.Alagappan Ponnalagu

Dr. Alagappan Ponnalagu
Assistant Professor
Phone: +91-44-22574320
Email: alagappan@iitm.ac.in

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Education
  •  Ph. D. (2011-2015), Texas A&M University, USA.
  •  M. Tech. (2008-2010), IIT Madras, India.
  •  B.E. (2004-2008), A.C. College of Engineering and Technology, Karaikudi, India.
 Awards and Scholarships: 
  • Teaching Fellowship (2015), Texas A&M University.
  • K. Devarajan Memorial Prize (2010), IIT Madras.
  • Valli Anantharamakrishnan Merit Prize (2010), IIT Madras.
  • Institute Merit Prize (2010), IIT Madras
Professional Experience

 

  • Visiting Assistant Professor (2016-2017), Texas A&M University, USA.
  •  Postdoctoral Research Associate (Fall 2015),  Texas A&M Univeristy, USA.
  • Course Instructor for Solid Mechanics in Mechanical Engineering Design (Spring 2015), Texas A&M University, USA.
  • Project Officer (2010-2011), IIT Madras, India.

 

Research Interests
  • Blast and ballisitic resistant structures
  • Non-linear dynamics
  • Continuum mechanics
  • Biomechanics
Recent Publications

 

  • Alagappan, P., K. R. Rajagopal, and K. Kannan. “Initiation of damage in a class of polymeric materials embedded with multiple localized regions of lower density.” Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids (2017)
  •  Alagappan, P., K. R. Rajagopal, and A. R. Srinivasa. “A three dimensional finite deformation viscoelastic model for a layered polymeric material subject to blast.” Composite Structures 159 (2017): 382-389
  • Alagappan, P., K. R. Rajagopal, and K. Kannan. “Deformations of infinite slabs of non-linear viscoelastic solids containing an elliptic hole.” Meccanica 51, no. 12 (2016): 3067-3080.
  • Alagappan, P., K. Kannan, and K. R. Rajagopal. “On a possible methodology for identifying the initiation of damage of a class of polymeric materials.” Proc. R. Soc. A 472, no. 2192 (2016): 20160231.
  • Alagappan, P., K. R. Rajagopal, and A. R. Srinivasa. “Wave propagation due to impact through layered polymer composites: Part 2–Planar problems.” Composite Structures131 (2015): 356-365.
  • Alagappan, P., K. R. Rajagopal, and A. R. Srinivasa. “Wave propagation due to impact through layered polymer composites.” Composite Structures 115 (2014): 1-11.

 

Research and Consultancy
Student Guidance
Courses

 

  • Structural Analysis (CE2020)
  •  Elastic and Plastic Stress Analysis (CE7640)

 

Continuing Education