Eminent Professor
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Ramamurthy Prabhakaran

238m Kaufman Hall
Norfolk, 23529

Ph.D. in Mechanical Eng., Mechanics/Materials Science, Illinois Institute of Technology, (1970)

M.E. in Machine Design, Indian Institute of Sciences, (1967)

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, (1965)

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Prabhakaran, R. "An Experimental Investigation of Damage Resistance and Damage Tolerance of Composite Materials" $20,000. June 1, 2001 - January 31, 2003
Prabhakaran, R. "Automated Tow Placement Processing and Characterization of Composites" $35,000. December 18, 2001 - October 31, 2002
Prabhakaran, R. "Automated Tow Placement Processing and Characterization of Composites" $29,940. July 1, 2001 - January 8, 2002
Prabhakaran, R. "PAC-3 Mentor-Protégé Composites Testing and Manufacturing Process Improvement" $107,437. August 5, 1999 - December 31, 1999
Prabhakaran, R. "A Comparison of Quasi-Static Indentation and Drop-Weight Impact Testing on Carbon/Epoxy Laminates" $35,000. December 1998 - December 15, 1999
Prabhakaran, R. "PAC-3 Mentor-Protégé Composites Testing and Manufacturing Process Improvement" $50,000. June 1, 1999 - August 4, 1999
Prabhakaran, R. "PAC-3 Mentor-Protégé Composites Testing and Manufacturing Process Improvement" $251,000. June 15, 1998 - May 1, 1999
Prabhakaran, R. "Mechanical Characterization of Ceramic-LaRC SI Polymer Composites for Wear-Resistant Applications" $108,294. 1996 - 1998
Prabhakaran, R. "Failure Characteristics of Honeycomb Sandwich Structures and Aircraft Alloys" $18,000. November 1997 - November 1998
Prabhakaran, R. "Applications of Biaxially Stretched Thermoplastic Polymers" $22,000. August 1996 - August 1997
Prabhakaran, R. "Progressive Damage in Composites" $31,402. November 1995 - November 1996
Prabhakaran, R. "Measurement of Mechanical Properties of Ceramic-Polymer Composites" $15,000. March 1996 - July 1996
Prabhakaran, R. "Virginia Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship for Mark Robeson" $5,000. 1994 - 1995
Prabhakaran, R. "Experimental Study of Time Dependent Behavior of Composites" $39,995. November 1994 - November 1995
Prabhakaran, R. "Progressive Damage in Composites" $29,963. November 1994 - November 1995
Prabhakaran, R. "Characterization of the Behavior of Composite Shell Structures under Combined Mechanical and Internal Pressure Loading" $22,000. August 1994 - August 1995
Prabhakaran, R. "Virginia Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship for Mark Robeson" $5,000. 1993 - 1994
Prabhakaran, R. "Experimental Study of Time Dependent Behavior of Composite" $41,995. November 1993 - November 1994
Prabhakaran, R. "Progressive Damage in Composites" $27,990. November 1993 - November 1994
Prabhakaran, R. "Characterization of the Behavior of Composite Shell Structures under Combined Mechanical and Internal Pressure Loading" $22,000. August 1993 - August 1994
Prabhakaran, R. "Virginia Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship for Mark Robeson" $5,000. 1992 - 1993
Prabhakaran, R. "Time Dependent Behavior of Composites" $35,768. November 1992 - October 1993
Prabhakaran, R. "Investigation of Progressive Damage in Composite Materials" $25,188. October 1992 - September 1993
Prabhakaran, R. "Characterization of the Behavior of Composite Shell Structures under Combined Mechanical and Internal Pressure Loading" $22,000. August 1992 - August 1993
Prabhakaran, R. "Role of Constituents in Organic-matrix Composites" $24,041. November 1991 - November 1992
Prabhakaran, R. "Investigation of Five-point Bend Test for Composites" $25,057. October 1991 - October 1992
Prabhakaran, R. "Fatigue and Fracture of Aluminum Alloys" $8,000. May 1992 - August 1992
Prabhakaran, R. "Time Dependent Behavior of Composites" $5,712. August 1991 - May 1992
Prabhakaran, R. "Thermal-mechanical Analysis of Metal Matrix Composites" $1,632. September 1991 - December 1991
Prabhakaran, R. "Role of Constituents in Organic-matrix Composites" $15,310. November 1990 - October 1991
Prabhakaran, R. "Investigation of Five-point Bend Test for Composites" $24,011. October 1990 - October 1991
Prabhakaran, R. "Thermal-mechanical Analysis of Metal Matrix Composites" $4,544. April 1991 - August 1991
Prabhakaran, R. "Time Dependent Behavior of Composites" $8,202. January 1991 - August 1991
Prabhakaran, R. "Measurement of the Interfacial Strain Distribution in Adhesively Bonded, Stiffened Plate" $24,940. November 1989 - October 1990
Prabhakaran, R. "Measurement of Interfacial Strain Distribution in Adhesively Bonded, Stiffened Plate" $52,354. October 1988 - October 1989
Prabhakaran, R. "Investigation of Interfacial Strains in a Bonded Stiffened Plate" $25,000. October 1987 - October 1988
Prabhakaran, R. "Investigation of Interfacial Strains in a Bonded Stiffened Plate" $31,740. February 1987 - October 1987
Prabhakaran, R. "A Study of the Strength and Toughness of Laminates Subjected to Bearing Loads" $49,900. October 1985 - October 1986
Prabhakaran, R. "Residual Stress Measurements in Graphite/Polyimide Composites" $14,690. October 1985 - October 1986
Prabhakaran, R. "Structural Efficiency Studies of Advanced Aero thermal Compression Panels" $32,843. October 1985 - October 1986
Prabhakaran, R. "Development of an Algorithm and Computer code for 3-Dimensional Geometric Non-linear Analysis" $8,000. August 1985 - December 1985
Prabhakaran, R. "A Photoelastic Investigation of Shear Tests for Composite Materials" $10,000. October 1984 - October 1985
Prabhakaran, R. "A Study of the Strength and Toughness of Laminates Subjected to Bearing Loads" $34,999. October 1984 - October 1985
Prabhakaran, R. "Modeling of Low-Velocity Impact Damage of Continuous Fiber-Reinforced Composites" $17,500. October 1984 - October 1985
Prabhakaran, R. "A Study of the Strength and Toughness of Laminates Subjected to Bearing Loads" $10,000. January 1984 - October 1984
Prabhakaran, R. "Modeling of Low-Velocity Impact Damage of Continuous Fiber-Reinforced Composites" $15,500. October 1983 - October 1984
Prabhakaran, R. "Aero thermal Structural Concepts Study" $25,990. December 1982 - December 1983
Prabhakaran, R. "An Investigation of Residual Stresses in Advanced Composites" $15,535. November 1982 - October 1983
Prabhakaran, R. "Separation of Principal Stresses in Photo-Orthotropic-Elasticity" $58,080. January 1981 - June 1983
Prabhakaran, R. "Aero thermal Structural Concepts Study" $21,054. November 1981 - October 1982
Prabhakaran, R. "Equipment for Application of Photoelasticity to Composite Model Materials" $24,615. September 1980 - August 1981
Prabhakaran, R. "Application of Photo-orthotropic-elasticity to Plane Problems in Composites" $31,022. November 1979 - October 1980
Prabhakaran, R. "Photoelastic Studies of Advanced Lap Joint Concepts" $9,045. March 1979 - August 1979

Articles

Prabhakaran, R. (2011). Lightning Strikes on Metal and Composite Aircraft and Their Mitigation. Journal of Aerospace Sciences and Technologies 63 (3) , pp. 208-222.
Prabhakaran, R., Yoon, J., Abdel-Wahab, H. and Chaturvedi, S. K. (2011). Engineering Laboratory Instruction in Virtual Environment, eLIVE. Advances in Engineering Education , pp. 1-24.
Prabhakaran, R., Saha, M. and Galloway, T. (2005). Measurement of In-Plane Elastic Moduli of Composites with A circular Disk Specimen and Piezoelectric Sensors. Polymer Composites 26 (4) , pp. 542-551.
Prabhakaran, R. and Galloway, T. (2005). Strain Measurement in a Shape Memory Alloy with Strain Gages. Strain 41 , pp. 177-184.
Saha, M., Prabhakaran, R. and Waters, W. A.. (2004). Compressive Behavior of Pultruded composite Plates with Circular Holes. Composite Structures 65 , pp. 29-36.
Prabhakaran, R. and Xu, H. (2001). Determination of Elastic Constants of Composites with a Circular Disk Specimen. Advanced Composites Letters 10 (3) , pp. 127-133.
Prabhakaran, R. and Xu, H. (2001). Hole-Size effects in Pultruded Composites. Mechanics of Composite Materials 37 (1) , pp. 79-84.
Saha, M., Prabhakaran, R. and Waters, W. A.. (2000). Compressive Properties of Pultruded composites. Mechanics of Composite Materials 36 (6) , pp. 781-790.
Prabhakaran, R. (2000). Discussion of Novel Procedure for Complete In-Plane Composite Characterization Using a Single T-Shaped Specimen. Experimental Mechanics 40 (1) , pp. 96-97.
Scott, L. A.., Prabhakaran, R., Bryant, R. G.. and Buchman, A. (1997). Low-Velocity Wear Resistance of LaRC-SI and Blends Against Titanium. Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering 77 , pp. 481-484.
Prabhakaran, R. and Piascik, R. S.. (1997). A Blunt Notch Extended Compact Tension (BN-ECT) Specimen for the Study of Short and Long Crack Propagation. Experimental Techniques 21 (2) , pp. 24-26.
Prabhakaran, R., Razzaq, Z. and Devara, S. (1996). Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) Approach for Bolted Joints in Pultruded Composites. Composites: Part B 27B , pp. 351-360.
Razzaq, Z., Prabhakaran, R. and Sirjani, M. M.. (1996). Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) Approach for Reinforced-Plastic Channel Beam Buckling. Composites: Part B 27B , pp. 361-369.
Prabhakaran, R. (1992). Experimental Mechanics Investigations of Composites, Part I: Mechanical and Photo-Mechanical Studies. Materials Engineering 3 (2) , pp. 261-269.
Prabhakaran, R. (1992). Experimental Mechanics Investigations of Composites, Part II: Development of Novel Test Methods. Materials Engineering 3 (2) , pp. 271-277.
Prabhakaran, R. and Ramasamy, M. (1992). Shape Optimization for a Composite Crack-length Sensor. Experimental Techniques 16 (5) , pp. 36-38.
Lopez, O. F.. and Prabhakaran, R. (1991). Application of Strain Gages to Measure the Adhesive Strains Through the Thickness of An Adhesively Bonded Stiffened Strip. Experimental Techniques 15 , pp. 39-41.
Prabhakaran, R. and Lopez, O. F.. (1990). Application of Carbon-powder-polymer Composite as a Continuous Crack-length Sensor. Experimental Mechanics 30 , pp. 332-335.
Prabhakaran, R. (1990). Damage Assessment Through Electrical Resistance Measurement in Graphite Fiber Reinforced Composites. Experimental Techniques 14 , pp. 16-20.
Prabhakaran, R. and Naik, R. A.. (1989). A Fiber-optic Technique to Assess the Influence of Interfacial Friction in a Pin-loaded Hole. Transactions of the Instrument Society of America 28 (2) , pp. 35-39.
Prasad, C. B.., Prabhakaran, R. and Tompkins, S. (1987). Determination of Calibration Constants for the Hole-drilling Residual Stress Measurement Technique Applied to Orthotropic Composites Ñ Part I: Theoretical Considerations. Composite Structures 8 , pp. 105-118.
Prasad, C. B.., Prabhakaran, R. and Tompkins, S. (1987). Determination of Calibration Constants for the Hole-drilling Residual Stress Measurement Technique Applied to Orthotropic Composites Ñ Part II: Experimental Evaluations. Composite Structures 8 , pp. 165-172.
Naik, R. A.. and Prabhakaran, R. (1987). Failure Modes for Polycarbonate Under Clearance-fit Pin-loading. Polymer Engineering and Science 27 (22) , pp. 1681-1687.
Prabhakaran, R. and Naik, R. A.. (1987). A Fiber-optic Technique for the Measurement of Contact Angle in a Clearance-fit Pin-loaded Hole. Experimental Techniques 11 , pp. 20-22.
Spigel, B. S.., Prabhakaran, R. and Sawyer, J. W.. (1987). An Investigation of the Iosipescu and Asymmetrical Four-Point Bend Tests. Experimental Mechanics 27 , pp. 57-63.
Prabhakaran, R. and Sawyer, J. W.. (1986). A Photoelastic Investigation of Asymmetric Four Point Bend Shear Test for Composite Materials. Composite Structures 5 , pp. 217-231.
Prabhakaran, R. and Naik, R. A.. (1986). Investigation of Non-linear Contact for a Clearance-fit Bolt in a Graphite/Epoxy Laminate. International Journal of Composite Structures 6 (1-3) , pp. 77-85.
Prabhakaran, R. and Naik, R. A.. (1986). Measurement of Contact Angle in a Clearance-fit Pin-loaded Hole. Experimental Techniques 10 (2) , pp. 25-27.
Prabhakaran, R. (1985). Shear Testing of Composites. Mechanika Teoretyczna I Stosowana (Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Journal published by the Polish Academy of Sciences) 23 , pp. 607-615.
Prabhakaran, R. (1984). State of the Art in Composite Materials Testing. Current Engineering Practice 27 (4) , pp. 1-10.
Prabhakaran, R. and Chermahini, R. G.. (1984). Application Least-squares Method to Elastic and Photoelastic Calibration of Orthotropic Composites. Experimental Mechanics 24 , pp. 17-21.
Prabhakaran, R. (1982). Discussion on The Relationship Between Tensile Strength and Flexure Strength in Fiber-Reinforced Composites. Experimental Mechanics 22 , pp. 38-39.
Prabhakaran, R. (1982). Extension of Hole-drilling Method to Birefringent Composites. Polymer Composites 3 , pp. 40-43.
Prabhakaran, R. (1982). Extension of Oblique Incidence Method to Photo-orthotropic-elasticity. Experimental Mechanics 22 , pp. 462-467.
Prabhakaran, R. (1982). Photo-orthotropic-elasticity: A New Technique for Stress Analysis of Composites. Optical Engineering 21 , pp. 679-688.
Prabhakaran, R. (1982). Photoelastic Investigation of Bolted Joints in Composites. Composites , pp. 253-256.
Chandra, R., Mallik, A. K.. and Prabhakaran, R. (1982). Damping as Measure of Damage in Composites. Journal of the Technical Councils of ASCE 108 (TC1) , pp. 106-111.
Prabhakaran, R. (1981). On the Characteristic Dimension of Two-parameter Fracture Models. International Journal of Fracture 17 , pp. R177-R180.
Prabhakaran, R. and Nair, E. (1981). Selection of Matrix Materials for Composites Based on Notch Sensitivity. Transactions of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering 6 , pp. 54-56.
Prabhakaran, R. (1981). Comment on Strength Prediction of Composite Laminates with Unloaded Fastener Holes. AIAA Journal , pp. p. 1375.
Prabhakaran, R. (1980). Model Materials for Photo-orthotropic-elasticity. Fibre Science and Technology 13 (1) , pp. 1-11.
Prabhakaran, R. (1980). Photoelastic Calibration of Orthotropic Model Materials. Optica Acta 27 (4) , pp. 429-433.
Prabhakaran, R. (1980). Separation of Principal Stresses in Photo-orthotropic-elasticity. Fibre Science and Technology 13 (4) , pp. 245-253.
Prabhakaran, R. (1980). Fabrication of Birefringent Anisotropic Model Materials. Experimental Mechanics 20 , pp. 320-321.
Rajamani, A. and Prabhakaran, R. (1980). Response of Composite Plates to Blast Loading. Experimental Mechanics 20 , pp. 245-250.
Prabhakaran, R. (1980). Discussion on A Unified Approach to Optical Constitutive Relations. Experimental Mechanics 20 , pp. 178-180.
Rowlands, R. E.., Dudderar, T. D.., Prabhakaran, R. and Daniel, I. M.. (1980). Holographically Determined Isopachics and Isochromatics in the Neighborhood of a Crack in a Glass Composite. Experimental Mechanics 20 , pp. 53-56.
Prabhakaran, R. (1979). Application of Brittle Coatings on Orthotropic Materials. Fibre Science and Technology 12 (1) , pp. 11-19.
Prabhakaran, R. (1979). Tensile Fracture of Composites with Circular Holes. Materials Science and Engineering 41 , pp. 121-125.
Prabhakaran, R. and Nair, E. (1978). Notch Sensitivity of Polymers. Journal of Applied Polymer Science 22 , pp. 3011-3022.
Rajamani, A. and Prabhakaran, R. (1977). Dynamic Response of Composite Plates with Cutouts, Part I: Simply Supported Plates. Journal of Sound and Vibration 54 , pp. 549-564.
Rajamani, A. and Prabhakaran, R. (1977). Dynamic Response of Composite Plates with Cutouts, Part II: Clamped-clamped Plates. Journal of Sound and Vibration 54 , pp. 565-576.
Chandrasekhara, K., Jacob, K. A.. and Prabhakaran, R. (1977). Towards Stress-freezing in Orthotropic Model Materials. Experimental Mechanics 17 , pp. 317-320.
Prabhakaran, R. (1976). On the Application of Brittle Coatings to Graphite Fibre Reinforced Plastics. AIAA Journal 17 (1) , pp. 110-112.
Prabhakaran, R. (1976). Stress-strain Models for Photo-orthotropic-elasticity. Journal of Aeronautical Society of India 28 , pp. 165-169.
Prabhakaran, R. (1976). Discussion on the Birefringent Response of a Potential Photoelastic Material with Variable Elastic Properties. Experimental Mechanics 16 , pp. p. 151.
Prabhakaran, R. (1976). The Measurement of Shear-material-fringe-value in Photo-orthotropic-elasticity. Journal of Aeronautical Society of India 28 , pp. 33-38.
Prabhakaran, R. (1976). The Interpretation of Isoclinics in Photo-orthotropic-elasticity. Experimental Mechanics 16 , pp. 6-10.
Prabhakaran, R. (1975). Discussion on Strain-optic Law for a Certain Class of Birefringent Composites. Experimental Mechanics 15 , pp. p. 392.
Prabhakaran, R. (1975). Discussion on Fiber-reinforced Birefringent Composite Materials. Experimental Mechanics 15 , pp. p. 240.
Prabhakaran, R. (1975). Strain-optic Law for Orthotropic Model Materials. AIAA Journal , pp. 723-728.
Prabhakaran, R. (1975). On the Stress-optic Law for Orthotropic Model Materials in Biaxial Stress Fields. Experimental Mechanics 15 , pp. 29-34.
Rowlands, R. E.., Daniel, I. M.. and Prabhakaran, R. (1974). Wave Motion in Anisotropic Media by Dynamic Photomechanics. Experimental Mechanics 14 , pp. 433-439.
Prabhakaran, R. (1974). Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastics as Model Materials for Photoelasticity. Reinforced Plastics , pp. 31-33.
Prabhakaran, R. (1973). Photoelastic Analysis of an Orthotropic Ring Under Diametral Compression. AIAA Journal , pp. 777-778.
Prabhakaran, R. and Dally, J. W.. (1972). Application of Photo-orthotropic-elasticity. Journal of Strain Analysis 7 , pp. 253-260.
Dally, J. W.. and Prabhakaran, R. (1971). Photo-Orthotropic-Elasticity, Part I. Experimental Mechanics 11 , pp. 346-352.
Dally, J. W.. and Prabhakaran, R. (1971). Photo-Orthotropic-Elasticity, Part II. Experimental Mechanics 11 , pp. 353-356.
Dally, J. W.. and Prabhakaran, R. (1971). A Class of Zero-Birefringent Polymers. Experimental Mechanics 11 , pp. 26-31.

Book Chapters

Razzaq, Z., Dabbagh, M., Sirjani, M. B.. and Prabhakaran, R. (2008). Concrete Slabs Reinforced with FRP or Steel Reinforcements (pp. 11 pages) Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Paper JRP 089487.
Razzaq, Z., Sirjani, M. B.. and Prabhakaran, R. (2008). LRFD Approach for FRP Channel Section Columns (pp. 7 pages) Journal of Reinforced Plastics and composites, Paper JRP 089488.
Razzaq, Z., Coskun , H., Li, X., Beach , R. and Prabhakaran, R. (2008). LRFD Approach fro FRP-Reinforced Thermoplastic Beams (pp. 11 pages) Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Paper JRP 093495.
Prabhakaran, R., Saha, M., Douglas, M. and Nettles, A. T.. (2002). Damage Resistance and Damage Tolerance of Pultruded Composite Sheet Materials (pp. 139-155) Composite Materials: Testing, Design, and Acceptance Criteria, ASTM STP 1416.
Prabhakaran, R. (1981). Applications of Transmission Photoelasticity to Composite Materials Chapter 3 in Developments in Composite Materials, Applied Science Publishers.

Conference Proceeding

Dally, J. W.. and Prabhakaran, R. A Photoelastic Study of Stress Waves in Fiber-reinforced Composites (pp. 937-949) Developments in Mechanics, Proceedings of the 12th Midwestern Mechanics Conference.
Prabhakaran, R., Srinivas, R. and Razzaq, Z. An Experimental Investigation of Bolt-Preload Relaxation in Pultruded Composite Joints (pp. 14E1-14E13) Proceedings of the Composite Institute’s International Composites EXPO ’97, Society for the Plastics Industry.
Prabhakaran, R., Razzaq, Z. and Devara, S. Block Shear Failure Modes in Pultruded Composite Plate Connections (pp. 10F1-10F7) Proceedings of the Composite Institutes' 50th Annual Conference, Society for the Plastic Industry.
Dally, J. W.. and Prabhakaran, R. Effect of Notches on the Fatigue Behavior of Continuously Reinforced Composite Materials (pp. 189-201) Recent Advances in Mechanical Engineering.
Razzaq, Z., Prabhakaran, R., Qureshi, P., Sirjani, M. and Petty, M. D.. Impact Load Response of Pultruded Fiberglass Grating (pp. 24C1-24C6) Proceedings of the Composite Institute's 51st Annual Conference, Society for the Plastics Industry.
Prabhakaran, R., Devara, S. and Razzaq, Z. (2016). The Effect of Fiber Orientation Angle of the Unnotched, Open Hole, and Pin-Loaded Strength of a Pultruded Composite (pp. 20C1-20C15) Proceedings of the Composite Institute's 51st Annual Conference, Society for the Plastics Industry.
Prabhakaran, R. (2008). Workshop on Composite Materials for College Faculty TRICHY: presented at the National Institute of Technology, sponsored by the World Bank.
Prabhakaran, R. (2008). Workshop on Composite Materials for Graduate Students TRICHY: presented at the National Institute of Technology, sponsored by the World Bank.
Saha, M. and Prabhakaran, R. (2002). Effect of Circular Hole on Compressive Behavior of Pultruded Composites Orlando, Florida: 21st Southeastern Conference on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.
Saha, M. and Prabhakaran, R. (2002). Effect of Circular Hole on Compressive Behavior of Pultruded Composites Orlando, Florida: 21st Southeastern Conference on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.
Prabhakaran, R. (2001). Experimental Techniques for Determining In-Plane Elastic Constants of Orthotropic Composites (pp. 1-9) Hamirpur: Proceedings of the 46th Congress of the Indian Society for Theoretical and applied Mechanics.
Prabhakaran, R. (2001). Recent Research in the Mechanical Behavior of Pultruded Composite Materials Hamirpur: Professor Karunesh Memorial Lecture, 46th Congress of the Indian Society for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.
Prabhakaran, R., Saha, M., Douglas, M. and Nettles, A. T.. (2001). Damage Resistance and Damage Tolerance of Pultruded Composite sheet Materials Phoenix, Arizona: ASTM Symposium on Composite Materials: Testing, design, and Acceptance Criteria.
Saha, M., Prabhakaran, R. and Waters, W. A.. (2000). Compressive Properties of Pultruded Composites Riga: Eleventh International Conference on Mechanics of Composite Materials.
Prabhakaran, R. and Xu, H. (2000). Hole-Size Effects in Pultruded Composites Riga: Eleventh International Conference on Mechanics of Composite Materials.
Razzaq, Z., Prabhakaran, R. and Sirjani, M. M.. (1999). Flexural-Torsional Behavior of RP Channel Section Beams (pp. 4A1-4A7) Proceedings of the Composite Institutes' 50th Annual Conference, Society for the Plastic Industry.
Sirjani, M. B.., Razzaq, Z. and Prabhakaran, R. (1999). Lateral-Torsion response of FRP Beams under Three-Point Loading and LRFD Approach International Composites EXPO ’99.
Prabhakaran, R. and Saha, M. (1999). Tension, Compression and Flexure Properties of Pultruded Composites Paris: 12th International Conference on Composite Materials.
Prabhakaran, R., Saha, M. and Galloway, T. (1999). Ultrasonic Measurement of In-Plane Moduli of Pultruded composites Paris: 12th International Conference on Composite Materials.
Saha, M., Prabhakaran, R. and Waters, W. A.. (1999). Modeling of Pultruded Composite Sheet Materials and Their Response Under Compressive Loading VPI, Blacksburg: the1999 ASME Mechanical and Materials Conference.
Prabhakaran, R. and Robertson, J. (1998). An Experimental Investigation of Load-Sharing in a Multi-Bolt Pultruded Composite Joint (pp. 355-368) Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Composites in Infrastructure (ICCI `98).
Razzaq, Z., Coskun, H., Li, X., Beach, R. and Prabhakaran, R. (1998). Flexural Behavior and LRFD Approach for FRP-Reinforced Thermoplastic Beams (pp. 18-E/1 to 18-E/12) Nashville: Proceedings of the International Composites EXPO `98.
Razzaq, Z., Sirjani, M. M.. and Prabhakaran, R. (1998). LRFD Approach for Channel Section FRP Columns (pp. 18-B/1 to 18-B/9) Nashville: Proceedings of the International Composites EXPO '98.
Prabhakaran, R. and Saha, M. (1998). Stress Gradient Effects on Pultruded Composite Strength Las Vegas: Fifth International Conference on Composites Engineering (ICCE-V).
Prabhakaran, R., Devara, S. and Razzaq, Z. (1997). An Investigation of the Influence of Tightening Torque and Sea Water on Bolted Pultruded Composite Joints (pp. 14D1- 14D14) Proceedings of the Composite Institute’s International Composites EXPO ’97, Society for the Plastics Industry.
Scott, L. A.., Prabhakaran, R. and Bryant, R. G.. (1997). Wear Results of an Advanced Polymeric Material for Use in Total Knee Replacements Virginia Academy of Science Meeting at VPI.
Razzaq, Z., Adnan, M., Dabbagh, E., Sirjani, M. M.. and Prabhakaran, R. (1997). Yield Line Study of Concrete Slabs with FRP Rebars (pp. 6C1-6C13) Proceedings of the Composite Institute’s International Composites EXPO ’97, Society for the Plastics Industry.
Scott, L. A.., Prabhakaran, R., Bryant, R. G.. and Buchman, A. (1997). Low-Velocity Wear Resistance of LaRC-SI and Blends Against Metals Las Vegas: PMSE/POLY Joint Poster Session of the American Chemical Society.
Coats, T., Harris, C. E.. and Prabhakaran, R. (1997). Translaminate Fracture of Notched Transparent Continuous Fiber-Reinforced Composites Bellevue, Washington: 1997 SEM Spring Conference.
Prabhakaran, R. and Ramasamy, M. (1992). Novel Sensors for Continuous Crack-length Measurement Nashville, TN: Sixteenth Southeastern Conference on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.
Prabhakaran, R. (1991). Experimental Mechanics Investigations of Composites: Developments of Novel Test Methods Trieste: Workshop on Composite Materials, United Nations Industrial Development Organization.
Prabhakaran, R. (1991). Experimental Mechanics Investigations of Composites: Mechanical and Photo-mechanical Studies Trieste: Introductory Workshop on Composite Materials, United Nations Industrial Development Organization.
Prabhakaran, R. and Lopez, O. F.. (1990). Continuous Crack Length Measurement with a Carbon Powder Polymer Composite (pp. 187-192) Albuquerque NM: Proceedings of the Spring Conference on Experimental Mechanics, Society for Experimental Mechanics.
Prabhakaran, R. (1990). A New Nondestructive Method to Detect Fiber Damage in Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites (pp. 1-4) Proceedings of the 45th Annual Conference, Composites Institute, The Society of the Plastics Industry, Session 15-C, .
Prabhakaran, R. (1989). A Method for Assessing Damage in Graphite Fiber Reinforced Composites (pp. 982-987) Proceedings of the International Conference on Applied Mechanics.
Prabhakaran, R. and Naik, R. A.. (1987). Application of Optical and Photomechanical Techniques in the Study of Mechanical Joints (pp. 199-202) San Diego, California: Proceedings of the International conference on Photomechanics and Speckle Metrology.
Prabhakaran, R. and Naik, R. A.. (1986). An Analytical and Experimental Study of Contact, Stresses and Failure in Clearance-fit, Pin-loaded Polycarbonate Specimens SEM: Spring Conference on Experimental Mechanics.
Prabhakaran, R. and Naik, R. A.. (1986). A New Method for Measuring Contact Angle in Pin-Loaded Holes Simulating Bolted Joints Imperial College of Science and Technology, London: Third International symposium on Joining and Repair of Fibre Reinforced Plastics.
Prabhakaran, R. and Naik, R. A.. (1986). An Analytical and Experimental Investigation of Contact Angle in a Bolted Composite Joint (pp. 61-70) Aalborg University, Aalborg: Proceedings of the Symposium on Mechanical Characterization of Fibre Composite Materials.
Prabhakaran, R. and Sawyer, W. (1985). A Photoelastic Investigation of Asymmetric Four-Point Bend Shear Test for Composite Materials Third International Conference on Composite Structures.
Spigel, B. S.., Sawyer, W. and Prabhakaran, R. (1985). An Investigation of the Iosipescu and Asymmetrical Four-point Bend Tests for Composite Materials SEM, Las Vegas, Nevada: Spring Conference on Experimental Mechanics.
Prabhakaran, R. (1984). Experimental Mechanics of Fiber Reinforced Composites (pp. 73-86) Warsaw: Eleventh Symposium on Experimental Research in Mechanics of Solids, Sponsored by the Polish Academy of Sciences.
Prabhakaran, R. (1983). Simultaneous Elastic and Photoelastic Calibration of Birefringent Orthotropic Model Materials Second International Conference on Composite Structures.
Prabhakaran, R. and Chermahini, R. G.. (1982). Application of Least Squares Method to the Measurement of Orthotropic Elastic Constants (pp. 382-386) Hawaii: Proceedings of the SESA-JSME Joint Conference on Experimental Mechanics.
Prabhakaran, R. and Chermahini, R. G.. (1982). Location of Gages for Determining Orthotropic Elastic Constants (pp. 81--87) Karlovy Vary: Proceedings of the 20th National Conference on Experimental Stress Analysis.
Prabhakaran, R. (1982). Measurement of Elastic Constants of Orthotropic Composites 37th Annual Technical Conference, Reinforced Plastics/Composites Institute, The Society of the Plastics Industry.
Prabhakaran, R. (1982). Application of Least Squares Method to Photo-Orthotropic-elastic Calibration Haifa: Seventh International Conference on Experimental Stress Analysis.
Prabhakaran, R. (1982). A Photoelastic Investigation of Bolted Joints in Composites Imperial College, London: Symposium on Jointing in Fibre Reinforced Plastics.
Prabhakaran, R. (1981). Complete Stress Analysis of Composite Photoelastic Models by Oblique Incidence Dearborn, Michigan: Spring Meeting of the Society for Experimental Stress Analysis.
Prabhakaran, R. (1981). Determination of Principal Stresses in Birefringent Composites by Hole-drilling Method (pp. 1-4) Proceedings of the 36th Annual Technical Conference, Reinforced Plastics/Composites Institute, The Society of the Plastics Industry. Session 10-C.
Prabhakaran, R. (1981). Effect of Stress Relieving Holes on the Strength of Perspex and Polycarbonate (pp. 37-39) Boston: Proceedings of the 39th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers.
Prabhakaran, R. (1981). Photoelastic Techniques for the Complete Determination of Stresses in Composite Structures International Conference on Composite Structures.
Prabhakaran, R. (1980). Application of Oblique Incidence Photoelastic Techniques to birefringent Composites (pp. 121-128) Warsaw: Ninth Symposium on Experimental Research In Mechanics of solids, Sponsored by the Polish Academy of Sciences.
Prabhakaran, R. and Nair, E. (1979). Effect of Matrix Notch Sensitivity on Composite Notch Sensitivity (pp. 115-116) Sherbrooke: Proceedings of the Seventh Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics.
Prabhakaran, R. (1979). Hole Size Effect in Composites Sherbrooke: Proceedings of the 7th Canadian congress of Applied Mechanics.
Prabhakaran, R. (1979). Developments in Photo-orthotropic-elasticity (pp. 559-585) Poitiers: IUTAM Symposium on Optical Methods in Solid Mechanics, Proceedings of the Symposium.
Rajamani, A. and Prabhakaran, R. (1978). Free Vibration Characteristics of Clamped- Clamped Composite Plates with Circular Holes and Square Cutouts Toronto: Second International Conference on Composite Materials.
Rajamani, A. and Prabhakaran, R. (1978). Free Vibration Characteristics of Simply Supported Composite Plates with Circular Holes and Square Cutouts Lisbon: 11th Congress of International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences.
Prabhakaran, R. (1978). Effect of Geometrical Discontinuities on Fatigue and Fracture Behavior of Composite Materials Bangalore: Conference on Fatigue and Fracture, Sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
Rajamani, A. and Prabhakaran, R. (1977). Dynamic Response of Simply Supported Composite Plates with Cut-outs (pp. 423-424) Vancouver: Proceedings of the Sixth Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics.
Prabhakaran, R. and Nair, E. (1976). Anisotropy of Notch Sensitivity of Composite Materials Boston: Second International Conference on Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials.
Prabhakaran, R. and Sridhar, M. K.. (1975). Notch Sensitivity of GFRP Materials in the Low-cycle Fatigue Region (pp. 1-6) Proceedings of the 30th Anniversary Technical Conference, Reinforced Plastics/Composites Institute, The Society of the Plastics Industry, Section 9-D.
Prabhakaran, R. (1975). Low-cycle Fatigue of Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastics BARC, Bombay: Structural Mechanics Symposium.
Prabhakaran, R. (1975). Stress Concentration Factors in Composite Materials by Transmission Photoelasticity BARC, Bombay: Structural Mechanics Symposium.
  • Leader in composites Research and prominently featured in the publication, COMPOSITES IN VIRGINIA, prepared for the Commonwealth of Virginia,
  • 1999: College of Engineering and Technology Research Award,
  • 1999: University Nominee for the State Council of Higher Education’s Year 2000 Outstanding Faculty Awards Program,
  • 1998: International Advisory Board, for the Fifth International Conference on Composites Engineering, Las Vegas,
  • 1996: Fellow of the Society, Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM)
  • 1995: Outstanding Faculty Award, ASME Student Chapter of ODU
  • 1994: Technical Editor of Experimental Mechanics Journal, Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM)
  • 1991: Certificate of Recognition and Cash Award for the disclosure of an Inventive Contribution entitled, "Conductive Gauge for Crack-length Measurement,", NASA, Langley Research Center
  • 1987: Award for "Shear Testing of Composites",
  • 1987: Associate Editor of Experimental Mechanics Journal, Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM)
  • 1986: Best Paper Award for "Measurement of Contact Angle in a Clearance-fit Pin-loaded Hole,", Society for Experimental Mechanics