Department of Mechanical Engineering

National University of Singapore

- Ph.D : Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2000-2002)
- S.M : Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1996-2000)
- B.Eng : Imperial College, London (1993-1996)

**Professional**

**Research**

**Crystal plasticity, Twinning and Phase transformations**

**Plasticity in amorphous metals**

**Grain growth processes in polycrystalline metals: Coupling of finite-element method and phase-field modeling**

**Publications**

**Journal papers**

- P. Thamburaja and N. Nikabdullah (2011). The transition from homogeneous flow to fracture in metallic glasses at high-homologous temperatures.
*Scripta Materialia*,**65**, pp.751-754. [article]. - P. Thamburaja (2011). Length scale effects on the shear localization process in metallic glasses: A theoretical and computational study.
*Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids*,**59**, pp.1552-1575. [article]. - P. Thamburaja (2010). A finite-deformation-based phenomenological theory for shape-memory alloys.
*International Journal of Plasticity*,**26**, pp.1195-1219. [article]. - R. Ekambaram, P. Thamburaja, H. Yang, Y. Li and N. Nikabdullah (2010). The multi-axial deformation behavior of bulk-metallic glasses at high homologous temperatures.
*International Journal of Solids and Structures*,**47**, pp.678-690. [article]. - P. Thamburaja, H. Pan and F.S. Chau (2009). The evolution of microstructure during twinning: Constitutive equations, finite-element simulations and experimental verification.
*International Journal of Plasticity*,**25**, pp.2141-2168. [article]. - R. Ekambaram, P. Thamburaja and N. Nikabdullah (2009). Shear localization and damage in metallic glasses at high homologous temperatures.
*International Journal of Structural Changes in Solids*,**1**, pp.15-29. [article]. - P. Thamburaja and N. Nikabdullah (2009). A macroscopic constitutive model for shape-memory alloys: Theory and finite-element simulations.
*Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering*,**198**, pp.1074-1086. [article]. - R. Ekambaram, P. Thamburaja and N. Nikabdullah (2008). On the evolution of free volume during the deformation of
metallic glasses at high homologous temperatures.
*Mechanics of Materials*,**40**, pp.487-506. [article]. - H. Pan, P. Thamburaja and F.S. Chau (2007). An isotropic-plasticity-based constitutive model for
martensitic reorientation and shape-memory effect in shape-memory
alloys.
*International Journal of Solids and Structures*,**44**, pp.7688-7712. [article]. - P. Thamburaja and R. Ekambaram (2007). Coupled thermo-mechanical modelling of bulk-metallic glasses : Theory, finite-element simulations and
experimental verification.
*Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids*,**55**, pp.1236-1273. [article]. - H. Pan, P. Thamburaja and F.S. Chau (2007). Multi-axial behavior of shape-memory alloys undergoing martensitic reorientation and detwinning.
*International Journal of Plasticity*,**23**, pp.711-732. [article]. - P. Thamburaja, H. Pan and F.S. Chau (2005). Martensitic reorientation and shape-memory effect in initially-textured polycrystalline Ti-Ni sheet.
*Acta Materialia*,**53**, pp.3821-3831. [article]. - P. Thamburaja (2005). Constitutive equations for martensitic reorientation and detwinning in shape-memory alloys.
*Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids*,**53**, pp.825-856. [article]. - P. Thamburaja and L. Anand (2003). Thermo-mechanically coupled superelastic response of initially-textured Ti-Ni sheet.
*Acta Materialia*,**51**, pp.325-338. [article]. - P. Thamburaja and L. Anand (2002). Superelastic behavior in tension-torsion of an initially-textured Ti-Ni shape-memory alloy.
*International Journal of Plasticity*,**18**, pp.1607-1617. [article]. - P. Thamburaja and L. Anand (2001). Polycrystalline shape-memory alloys : Effect of crystallographic texture.
*Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids*,**49**, pp.709-737. [article].

**Conference proceedings**

- P. Thamburaja and N. Nikabdullah (2008). A coupled thermo-mechanical theory for polycrystalline SMAs.
*Smart Devices: Modeling of Material Systems (AIP Book Series)*,**1029**, pp.27-49. - P. Thamburaja (2007). Variant reorientation in single-crystal shape-memory alloys.
*Australian Congress on Applied Mechanics*,**5**, pp. 652-658. - L. Anand and P. Thamburaja (2003). Superelasticity of shape-memory materials.
*IUTAM Symposium on Solid Mechanics of Solid Materials at Large Strains*(2001), pp. 103-114.

**Invited Presentations**

- The 2nd International Conference on Material Modelling (2011). Paris, France.
- International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences (2011). Nanjing, China.
- International Symposium on Plasticity and its Current Applications (2011). Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. (Keynote).
- Special Workshop on Recent Advance in Mechanics (2010). Chennai, India.
- Special Workshop on Shape Memory Alloys (2010). Istanbul, Turkey.
- International Symposium on Plasticity and its Current Applications (2009). St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.
- The 13th International Conference on Aplied Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering (2008). Cairo, Egypt.
- International Workshop on Smart Devices - Modeling of Material Systems (2008). Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai.
- The 5th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics (2007). Brisbane, Australia.
- International Symposium on Plasticity and its Current Applications (2007). Anchorage, Alaska.
- World Conference on Computational Mechanics (2006). University of California, Los Angeles. (Keynote).
- EUROMAT conference (2005). Charles University, Prague.

Prepared and maintained by : Dr. Prakash Thamburaja [email]

Last updated : 19 November 2011