Dr. Raghu V Prakash

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New:  15th International Conference on Fracture (ICF-15), June 11-16, 2023, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
3rd International Conference on Structural Integrity (ICONS2023), August 2023


Dr. Raghu Prakash received his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

His research interests include Fatigue of materials, small specimen testing, environmental degradation of materials and product development.

Awards & Honors

  • Binani Gold Medal, Indian Institute of Metals (1997).
  • NSC visiting Professor/Scientist, National Taiwan University, 2003-04.
  • Erasmus-Mundus Heritage Fellowship, 2013, 2014.
  • CSIR SRF 1989-1993.
  • National Merit Scholarship, 1979-85.
  • ICCES Distinguished Fellow, 2015.
  • Vice-Chairman, ASME Technical Committee on Materials Processing, Materials Division, 2018.
  • Chairman, ASME Technical Committee on Materials Processing, Materials Division, 2019-20.
  • Executive Committee Member, Materials Division, ASME (Nov 2021-date).
  • Chairman, Society for Failure Analysis (Chennai Chapter), (2017-date).
  • Honorary Professor, SRESA’s Indian Institute for Risk and Reliability (2021-date).
  • ICF Council (2017) representative from Indian Structural Integrity Society, India.
  • Senior Vice-President, Indian Structural Integrity Society (Nov 2021-date).

MoU’s Initiated / Championed:

  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA
  • University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
  • Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy
  • Centre for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE), University of Maryland, MD, USA
  • University of Kassel, Germany
  • RMIT, Melbourne, Australia

Editorial Responsibilities

  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Structural Longevity (2015-20)
  • Regional Editorial Board Member, Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale (IGF Journal of Fracture and Structural Integrity).
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Life Cycle Reliability and Safety Engineering.


Ph. D Guidance – Completed.

  1. Kathirvel Thiyagarajan (2010) – With Prof. Krishnan Balasubramaniam – Title: Assessment of Infrared Thermography and Pulsed Eddy Current Techniques for Material Behavior Studies.
  2. K. Anandavel (2011) – Title: Three Dimensional Finite Element Studies on Fretting Variables of a Dovetail Interface.
  3. K. Hariharan (2011) – Title: Effect of anisotropy and Residual stress on fatigue design of sheet metal components.
  4. S. Suresh Kumar (2012) – Title: Three dimensional numerical estimation of stress intensity factor for threaded fasteners.
  5. Dhinakaran Sampath (2014) – Title: Corrosion fatigue crack growth Behavior of structural materials at Low cyclic frequencies
  6. Abdul HuQ Ghouse (IIT Hyderabad Student) (2015) – Title: A Study of Fractal Dimension for Different Fracture Modes in Metallic Materials.
  7. S. Arun Kumar (2015) – Title: Mechanical Properties Evaluation through ABI and SPT test techniques
  8. Kavitha, N.S. (2016) – Title: Study of Mechanical Behavior of 1-D scaled FRP Composite Materials.
  9. Bharat Kumar Pant (2017) – With Prof. M. Kamaraj – Title: Fatigue Studies of Laser peened Titanium alloy and Steel for Steam Turbine Applications.
  10. Mathew John (2018) – Title: Post-Impact Fatigue Response studies in CFRP laminates under Spectrum Loading.
  11. Pankaj Dhaka (2020)(M.S+PhD) – Title: Numerical study of fretting wear and its palliatives for a simplified blade-disc interface
  12. Manuel Thomas (2021) – Title: High Temperature Fatigue Crack Growth Studies in Austenitic Stainless Steel Welded Joints.


M.S (by Research) Guidance – Completed.

  1. V V S Jaya Rao (2006) – Co-guided with Krishnan Balasubramanian
  2. Prashant Bhokardole (2008)
  3. K. M. Mohamed Muneer (2009) – Co-guided with Krishnan Balasubramanian
  4. Rohan Sharad Ghogare (2010)
  5. R. Saravanan (2011) – Co Guided with R. Gnanamoorthy
  6. Hithesh H.C. (2012)
  7. Arun Kumar (2012) – Co-Guide: Parag Ravindran
  8. Vidya Joshi Dinkar (2012) – Co-Guided with Krishnan Balasubramanian
  9. Ramakanth J. V. (2015)
  10. Girija Kumari Sethy (2016)
  11. Padmanabhan P (2016)
  12. Sachin Bapurao Mirajkar (2019)
  13. Sai Deepak Namburu (2019) – Co-Guided with C. Lakshmana Rao, AM
  14. Vishnu Viswanath (2020)
  15. Sanjay Toshniwal (2021)
  16. Harikumar Payoor (2022)
  17. S. Esakki Muthu (2022)


PDF Guidance

  1. Dr. Sabitha Ghosh (Women PDF Scheme of IIT Madras)
  2. Dr. S. Nagarajan (DST-PDF Scheme).

Selected Publications

  1. Raghu V. Prakash, Multi-sensor techniques to study fatigue damage progression in structural materials,
    Procedia Structural Integrity, Volume 43, 2023, Pages 190-196, ISSN 2452-3216, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prostr.2022.12.257.
  2. Panbarasu, K., Ranganath, V.R. & Prakash, R.V. A Study on Flexure Behavior of AS4/914 Grade Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic Laminates under Static and Fatigue Loads. J. of Materi Eng and Perform (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11665-022-07311-4
  3. Narayana, P. S. R., Prakash, R. V., Gunti, S., and Raghu, K.Equivalent Energy Absorption—A Methodology for Improved Automotive Crash Safety Design ASME Open J. Engineering ASME. January 2022 1 011050 doi: https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4056011
  4. Prakash, RV, Anish, C, & Sampath, D. “Modeling Electric-Potential for a Crack Subjected to Corrosion Under Static and Cyclic Loading.” Proceedings of the . Volume 4B: Materials and Fabrication. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. July 17–22, 2022. V04BT06A037. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/PVP2022-85773
  5. Prakash, RV, & Patil, AJ. “Fatigue Damage Estimation From Pseudo-Random Load Sequence Generated for Metals and Fiber Reinforced Composites.” Proceedings of the . Volume 1: Codes and Standards. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. July 17–22, 2022. V001T01A018. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/PVP2022-85051
  6. RV Prakash, P Pokharkar, CK Mukhopadhyay, Fatigue Crack Growth Study in Miniature Single Edge Notch Tension Specimen Using Acoustic Emission Technique, Recent Advances in Applied Mechanics, 451-464 (2022)
  7. PSR Narayana, RV Prakash, S Gunti, K Raghu, Maximizing the Energy Absorption Capacity of Thin Walled Box Structures Using Ultra High Strength Steels (UHSS) at Sensitive Zones Recent Advances in Applied Mechanics, 223-234 (2022)
  8. H Karakampalle, RV Prakash, Effect of interference and location of the crack on the Stress Intensity Factor for the 3-2-1 Lozenge pattern riveted joint, Procedia Structural Integrity 39, 711-721 (2022)
  9. RV Prakash, V Viswanath, Effect of Moisture Absorption on the Tensile and Flexural Properties of Glass Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 85574 (2021)
  10. PSR Narayana, RV Prakash, S Gunti, K Raghu, Equivalent Energy Absorption (EEA)-A Methodology for Improved Automotive Crash & Safety Design, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 85697 (2021)
  11. K Hithendra, RV Prakash, A Study of Stress Intensity Factors in Lozenge Pattern of Joints,  ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 85574 (2021)
  12. AM Sreenath, RV Prakash, Numerical Simulation of the Effect of Bonded Patch Repair on the Internal Stress Distribution, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 85581, (2021)
  13. RV Prakash, M Maharana, Design and Development of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Seat Base for Two-Wheelers,  Design for Tomorrow—Volume 3, 693-704, (2021)
  14. K Panbarasu, VR Ranganath, RV Prakash, An experimental study on impact behavior of quasi-isotropic CFRP laminates, Materials Today: Proceedings 44, 289-293 (2021).
  15. SS Toshniwal, RV Prakash, Energy Absorption Characteristics of Single and Double-Walled Square Tubes Subjected to Axial Crushing, Advances in Mechanical Engineering, 361-369 (2021)
  16. K Panbarasu, VR Ranganath, RV Prakash, An investigation on static failure behaviour of CFRP quasi isotropic laminates under in-plane and out-of-plane loads, Materials Today: Proceedings 39, 1465-1471 (2021)
  17. Dhaka, P., and Prakash, R. V., Qualitative Assessment of Contact Behavior in Fretting Wear of Dissimilar Mating Pairs using Frictional Dissipation Energy Density Approach, ASME Journal of Tribology, Vol 142, Aug 2020, DOI: 10.1115/1.4046569.
  18. Dhaka, P., and Prakash, R. V., Influence of System Compliance on Contact Stresses in Fretting, (2020) Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering, pp. 489-499. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-9008-1_40
  19. Prakash, R.V., John, M., Carboni, M. Estimation of Damage Due to Fatigue, Impact Loading in CFRP Laminates Through Multi-sampling Image Analysis Technique (2020) Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering, pp. 403-412. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-9008-1_32
  20. Dhaka, P., Prakash, R.V. Contact stress analysis during fretting of a surface modified flat-on-flat with round edge (2019) ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE), 12, DOI: 10.1115/IMECE2019-11222
  21. Prakash, R.V., Viswanath, V. Effect of sea-water environment on the tensile and fatigue properties of synthetic yarns (2019) ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE), 12, DOI: 10.1115/IMECE2019-10230
  22. Prakash, R.V., Vibhu, P.G. Design and analysis of epoxy based cable terminations for marine cables (2019) ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE), 12, DOI: 10.1115/IMECE2019-10384
  23. Shanmugam, E.M., Prakash, R.V. The effect of creep-fatigue interactions on thermo-mechanical fatigue life and reliability estimates for a typical gas turbine engine component (2019) ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE), 12, DOI: 10.1115/IMECE2019-11174
  24. Prakash, R. V., Dhaka, P., Prasad Reddy, G. V., Sandhya, R., Understanding the fatigue response of small volume specimens through novel fatigue test methods – Experimental results and numerical simulation, Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 103, Art no: 102304, 2019.
  25. Prakash, R. V., and John, M., Post-impact fatigue damage analysis of quasi-isotropic CFRP laminates through infrared thermography, Frattura ed Integrita Strutturale, 13 (49), pp. 536-546, 2019
  26. Pankaj Dhaka and Raghu V Prakash, Effect of contact geometry on the contact stresses in a flat with rounded edge contact, Frattura ed Integrita Strutturale, 13(48), pp. 630-638, 2019.
  27. Dhinakaran Sampath and Raghu V Prakash, Fatigue crack growth behavior of a Mn-Ni-Cr Steel in 3.5 % NaCl medium and its modeling, ASTM Special Technical Publication, STP 1609, pp 323-344, 2019.
  28. Sai Deepak, N., Lakshmana Rao, C., Krishnan, S.A., Sasikala, G., Prakash, R.V. Numerical investigation of crack growth in AISI type 316LN stainless steel weld joint using GTN damage model (2019) International Journal of Materials and Structural Integrity, 13 (1-3), pp. 125-143, DOI: 10.1504/IJMSI.2019.100393.
  29. Nagarajan, S., and Raghu V Prakash, “A new patterning method for microstructural strain mapping of Al-5754 alloy using image Correlation”, Experimental Techniques, 42 (4), pp 453-458, 2018.
  30. John, M. and Prakash, R.V., “Quantification of fatigue damage in carbon fiber composite laminates through image processing”, Materials Today: Proceedings, 5 (9), pp 16995-17005, 2018.
  31. Prakash, R. V. and Sampath, D., “Effect of hold-time interspersed with cyclic loading on corrosion fatigue crack growth rate of a steel in sodium chloride solution”, Proceedings of ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Vol 12, 2018 (Honorable Mentions Award).
  32. Prakash, R.V., John, M., and Carboni, M., “A multiple-loading single-sample exploratory method of estimating damage in polymer composite materials through analysis of X-ray tomography images”, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pressure Vessels and Piping Division (Publication) PVP, 6B-2018.
  33. Prakash, R.V., and Maharana, M., “Post-fatigue creep and stress relaxation response of a hybrid polymer composite”, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
    14, 2017 (Honorable Mentions Award).
  34. Prakash, R.V., John, M., Sudevan, D., Gianneo, A., and Carboni, M., “Fatigue studies on impacted and unimpacted CFRP laminates”, ASTM Special Technical PublicationVolume STP 1598, pp 94-118, 2017.
  35. Pant, B.K., Pavan, A.H.V., Prakash, R.V., and Kamaraj, M., “Effect of laser peening and shot peening on fatigue striations during FCGR study of Ti6Al4V”, International Journal of Fatigue, 93, pp. 38-50, 2016.
  36. Sudalaiyandi, A.K., Krishnamurthi, R., and Prakash, R.V., “Large deformation strain measurement using digital image correlation technique during axial crushing of an extruded AA-6063 tube”, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE), 9, 2016.
  37. Shammy, D., and Prakash, R.V., “Parametric analysis of factors influencing stiffness and crashworthiness of a ladder frame”, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
    12, 2016.
  38. Raghu V. Prakash and Sampath Dhinakaran, “Understanding Fatigue Crack Growth Behavior at Low Frequencies for a Mn–Ni–Cr Steel in 3.5 % NaCl Solution Under Controlled Cathodic Potential”, Materials Performance and Characterization, Vol. 4, No. 2, ASTM, Pa, USA, 2015.
  39. Chandraprakash Chindam, C V Krishnamurthy, Krishnan Balasubramaniam and Raghu V Prakash, “Thermomechanical response of metals: Maxwell Vs. Kelvin-Voigt models”, Materials Science Engineering A, 2013, Vol 560, pp 54-61.
  40. Hariharan, K and Raghu V Prakash, “Modification of fatigue strain-life equation for sheet metals considering anisotropy due to crystallographic texture”, Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures, Vol 35, No. 5, pp 458-465, 2012.
  41. Raghu V Prakash and Akash Bagla, “Fatigue Assessment of Bolts with and without Pretension Loading”, Journal of ASTM International (JAI), Vol 5, No. 9, Oct 2008. Also, ASTM STP 1508, ISBN: 978-0-8031-3416-4, 2008.
  42. N. E. Ashbaugh, B. Dattaguru, M. Khobaib, T. Nicholas, Raghu V Prakash, T. S. Ramamurthy, B. R. Seshadri, R. Sunder, “Experimental and Analytical Estimates of Fatigue Crack Closure in an Aluminium-Copper Alloy- Part I: Laser interferometry and electron fractography”, J. of Fatigue and Fracture of Engg. Materials and Structures, Vol 20, No: 7, 1997, pp 951-962, 1997.
  43. Raghu V Prakash, R. Sunder and E.I. Mitchenko, “A Study of Naturally Initiating Notch root Fatigue Cracks Under Spectrum Loading”, Advances in Fatigue Lifetime Predictive Techniques: Third Volume, ASTM STP 1292, pp 248-264, ASTM, Pa, 1996. ISBN 080312029X.


  1. Infrared Thermography”, Edited by: Raghu V Prakash, InTech, Croatia, 2012 – ISBN: 978-953-51-0242-7.
  2. ICoRD’13 – Global Product Development”, Edited by: Amaresh Chakrabarti and Raghu V Prakash, Springer, 2013, ISBN: 978-81-322-1049-8.
  3. Advances in Structural Integrity – Proceedings of SICE 2016“, Edited by: Raghu V Prakash, Vikram Jayaram, Ashok Saxena, Springer, 2018, ISBN: 978-981-10-7196-6.
  4. Risk Based Technologies“, Edited by: Prabhakar V Varde, Raghu V Prakash and Narendra S Joshi, Springer, 2019, ISBN: 978-981-13-5795-4.
  5. Structural Integrity Assessment – Proceedings of ICONS-2018, Edited by: Raghu V Prakash,  Suresh Kumar, R., Nagesh, A., Sasikala, G., and A. K. Bhaduri, Springer, 2019, ISBN:978-981-13-8767-8.
  6. Reliability, Safety and Hazard Assessment for Risk Based Technologies – Proceedings of ICRESH-2019, Edited by: Prabhakar V. Varde, Raghu V. Prakash and Gopika Vinod, Springer, 2019, ISBN: 978-981-13-9008-1.