Dr. Raghu V Prakash


Office Room No : 209, Machine Design Section
Tel: (O) : +91 44 2257 4694
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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).

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.

Selected Publications

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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).
  16. 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.
  17. 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).
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.