Personal Information
Full Name: Prof. Niranjan Krishna Naik
Phone: 25767101
Email: nknaik[at]

Specialization: Structures

Awards & Fellowships

    • Aerospace Engineering Division Gold Medal of the Institution of Engineers (India) for 1992-93
    • Professor H. H. Mathur award for Excellence in Research in Applied Sciences 2006 (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay)
    • Excellence in Aerospace Education Award 2008 (The Aeronautical Society of India)
    • Shri Hotchand M. Lala and Shrimati Jamuna H. Lala Excellence in Teaching Award, 2013 (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay)
    • Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering  2005
    • Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India 2004
    • Fellow of the Aeronautical Society of India (F-596)
    • Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India), Aerospace Engineering Division (F/100972/5)
    • Life Member of the Indian Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (L/241)
    • Life Member of the Indian Society of Mechanical Engineers (L 150/468)
  • Pandya Kedar S., Ch. V. Sesha Kumar, N. S. Nair, P. S. Patil and N. K. Naik. 2015. Analytical and experimental studies on ballistic impact behavior of 2D woven fabric composites, International Journal of Damage Mechanics, 24:471-511. 
    DOI: 10.1177/1056789514531440
  • Pandya Kedar S. and N. K. Naik. 2015. Analytical and experimental studies on ballistic impact behavior of carbon nanotube dispersed resin, International Journal of Impact Engineering, 76: 49-59.
  • Naik, N.K., Kedar S. Pandya, Jayaram R. Pothnis and Tamrat Abishu Gelu. 2014. Revisiting Kolsky bar data evaluation method, Composite Structures, 111: 446-452.
  • Naik, N.K, M. Sirisha and A. Inani. 2014. Permeability characterization of polymer matrix composites by RTM / VARTM, Progress in Aerospace Sciences, 65: 22-40.
  • Naik, N.K., Santosh Kumar, D. Ratnaveer, M. Joshi and K. Akella. 2013. An energy-based model for ballistic impact analysis of ceramic-composite armors, International Journal of Damage Mechanics, 22 (2):145-187.
  • Jayaprakash, K., Y.M. Desai and N.K. Naik. 2013. Fatigue behavior of [0n/90n]s composite cantilever beam under tip impulse loading, Composite Structures, 99:  255-263.
  • Satapathy, M.R., B.G. Vinayak, K. Jayaprakash and N.K. Naik.  2013. Fatigue behavior of laminated composites with a circular hole under in-plane multiaxial loading, Materials and Design, 51: 347-356.
  • Naik, N.K. 2012. Guest Editorial: Special issue on high velocity impact behavior of composites, Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design,47 (7): 395.
  • Naik, N.K., R. Goel and M.D. Kulkarni. 2008. Stress wave attenuation in ceramic plates, Journal of Applied Physics, 103 (10), art. no. 103504.
  • Naik, N.K., Y. Chandrasekher and S. Meduri. 2000. Damage in woven fabric composites subjected to low velocity impact, Composites Science and Technology, 60:731-744.
  • Naik, N.K. and V.K. Ganesh. 1996. Failure behavior of plain weave fabric laminates under on-axis uniaxial tensile loading: II - analytical predictions, Journal of Composite Materials, 30:1779-1822.
  • Naik, N.K. and P.S. Shembekar. 1992. Elastic behavior of woven fabric composites: I - lamina analysis, Journal of Composite Materials, 26:2196-2225.



Naik, N.K. 1994
Woven Fabric Composites, Technomic Publishing Company, Inc., Lancaster, PA, USA. Now, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA.


Naik, N.K. 1996
Chapter title: Numerical Modelling of Woven Fabric Composite Materials, Chapter 13, pp 400-438
Book title: Numerical Analysis and Modelling of Composite Materials
Edited by: J.W. Bull
Publisher: Blackie Academic and Professional, London

Naik, N.K. 1997
Chapter title: Mechanics of Woven Fabric Composites, Chapter 6, pp 249-307
Book title: Composites Engineering Handbook
Edited by: P.K. Mallick
Publisher: Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York

Naik, N.K. 2002
Chapter title: Woven-Fibre Thermoset Composites, Chapter 10, pp 296-313
Book title: Fatigue in Composites
Edited by: Bryan Harris
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge, England

Naik, N.K. 2016
Chapter title: Ballistic Impact Behaviour of Composites: Analytical Formulation, Chapter 15, pp 425-470
Book title: Dynamic Deformation, Damage and Fracture in Composite Materials and Structures
Edited by: V. V. Silberschmidt 
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing Limited, an imprint of Elsevier, Cambridge, England

Naik, N.K. 2016
Chapter title: Analysis of Woven Fabric Composites for Ballistic Protection, Chapter 8, pp 217-262
Book title: Advanced Fibrous Composite Materials for Ballistic Protection
Edited by: Xiaogang Chen
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing Limited, an imprint of Elsevier, Cambridge, England


Naik, N.K., K. Biswas and G.C. Popli, eds. 1997
Aerospace Manufacturing Technology, Proceedings of the 13th National Convention of Aerospace Engineers, The Institution of Engineers (India), Allied Publishers Limited, New Delhi.


R&D Areas / Projects:

  • Thermomechanical Analysis of 2D / 3D Woven and Braided Composites
  • Low Velocity Impact / Ballistic Impact Behavior of Composites
  • Strain Rate Effects on the Mechanical Behavior of Composites
  • Honeycomb Sandwich Structures with Composite Inserts
  • Hybrid Composites
  • Fatigue and Fracture Behavior of Composites
  • Carbon Nanotube  Dispersed Resins and Polymer Matrix Composites



Courses Taught: 
  • Fiber Reinforced Composites
  • Introduction to Composite Structures
  • Composite Structures Analysis and Design
  • Aircraft Production
  • Aircraft Manufacturing Processes
  • Aircraft Assembly Techniques and Tooling