Dr. Phanisri Pradeep Pratapa


Assistant Professor
Phone: +91-44-22574323
Email: ppratapa@iitm.ac.in
Personal Hompage

Education
Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Computational Engineering) – Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA 2013 – 2016
M.S. in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering) The University of Texas at Austin, USA 2010 – 2011
B.Tech. in Civil Engineering, Chennai, India Indian Institute of Technology Madras 2006 – 2010
Professional Experience
Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India 2019 – Present
Postdoctoral Fellow

 

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA 2016 – 2018
Associate Structural Engineer McDermott Inc., Houston, USA 2012 – 2013
Research Interests
  • Lattice based materials and structures
  • Metamaterials
  • Origami engineering
  • High performance computing
  • Computational mechanics
Journal Publications
J9. P. P. Pratapa, K. Liu, and G. H. Paulino, “Geometric mechanics of origami patterns exhibiting Poisson’s ratio switch by breaking mountain/valley assignment” Physical Review Letters, (accepted Jan 2019).
J8. P. Suryanarayana,P. P. Pratapa, and J. E. Pask, “Alternating Anderson-Richardson method: An efficient alternative to preconditioned Krylov methods for large, sparse linear systems.” Computer Physics Communications,234 (2019), pp. 278-285.
J7. P. P. Pratapa, P. Suryanarayana, and G. H. Paulino, “Bloch wave frame-work for structures with nonlocal interactions: Application to the design of origami acoustic metamaterials.” Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 118 (2018), pp. 115-132.
J6. P. Suryanarayana, P. P. Pratapa, A. Sharma, and J. E. Pask, “SQDFT: Spectral Quadrature method for large scale parallel O(N) Kohn-Sham calculations at high temperature.” Computer Physics Communications,224 (2018), pp. 288-298.
J5. P. P. Pratapa, and P. Suryanarayana, “On numerically predicting theonset and mode of instability in atomistic systems.” Mechanics Research, Feb 20192 of 4Phanisri P. Pratapa
Communications, 78 (2016), pp. 27-33.
J4. P. P. Pratapa, P. Suryanarayana, and J. E. Pask, “Spectral Quadrature method for accurate O (N) electronic structure calculations of metals and insulators.” Computer Physics Communications, 200 (2016), pp. 96-107.
J3 .P. P. Pratapa, P. Suryanarayana, and J. E. Pask, “Anderson acceleration of the Jacobi iterative method: An efficient alternative to Krylov methods for large, sparse linear systems.” Journal of Computational Physics, 306(2016), pp. 43-54.
J2. P. P. Pratapa, and P. Suryanarayana, “Restarted Pulay mixing for efficient and robust acceleration of fixed-point iterations.” Chemical Physics Letters, 635 (2015), pp. 69-74.
J1. P. P. Pratapa, and D. Menon, “Optimal design of cylindrical reinforced concrete water tanks resting on ground.” Indian Concrete Journal, 85(2)(2011), pp. 19
Conference Publications
R2.   P. P. Pratapa, P. Suryanarayana, and G. H. Paulino, “Design of Miura-Ori Patterns with Acoustic Bandgaps.” In ASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, 2017, pp. V05BT08A038-V05BT08A038.
R1.   P. P. Pratapa, H. H. Nguyen, and L. Manuel, “Alternative Procedures for the Simulation of Thunderstorm Downbursts and Associated Wind Turbine Loads.” In 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, 2012, pp. 657.
Conference Presentations

C5. “Origami-based mechanical metamaterials.” Mechanical Engineering Seminar, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA, Nov 2018.

C4. “Bloch wave framework for structures with nonlocal interactions: Application to the design of origami acoustic metamaterials.” American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference (EMI) held at MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA, May-Jun 2018.

C3. “Design of Miuraori patterns with acoustic bandgaps.” American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE) held at Cleveland, OH, USA, Aug 2017.

C2. “Restarted Pulay mixing for efficient and robust acceleration of fixed-point iterations.” 13thUS National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM13) held at San Diego, CA, USA, Jul 2015.

C1. “Alternative procedures for the simulation of thunderstorm downbursts and associated wind turbine loads.” American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 50thAerospace Meeting, Nashville, TN, USA, Jan 2012.

Research and Consultancy
Student Guidance

Anandaroop Lahiri (PhD Scholar)

Siva Poornan Vasudevan (PhD Scholar)

Adarsh Kumar Tiwari (MS Scholar)

Courses
  • Mechanics of Materials – CE 2310
  • ​Lattice Structures – CE 5025