Dr. Raghu V Prakash


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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.


Selected Publications

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. “Infrared Thermography”, Edited by: Raghu V Prakash, InTech, Croatia, 2012 – ISBN: 978-953-51-0242-7.
  8. “ICoRD’13 – Global Product Development”, Edited by: Amaresh Chakrabarti and Raghu V Prakash, Springer, 2013, ISBN: 978-81-322-1049-8.