Personal Information
Full Name: Prof. P J Guruprasad
Room No: 208A, Department of Aerospace Engineering
Phone: 25767142
Email: pjguru[at]

Specialization: Structures


    Professor: Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai, India (2022 - present)

    Associate Professor: Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai, India (2017 - 2022)

    Assistant Professor: Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai, India (2011 - 2017)

    Post Doctoral Researcher: Centre des Materiaux, Ecole des Mines de Paris (Mines ParisTech), Paris, France (2010 - 2011)


    PhD: Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, USA (2005-2010)

    MS: Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (2002-2005)

    BE: Mechanical Engineering, B.M.S. College of Engineering, Bangalore, India (1998-2002)

Awards & Fellowships

    First prize presentation: Materials Science Division, 12th Annual Student Research Week, March 2009, Texas A&M University.

    Travel award from US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, May 2009.

    Top 25 Hottest Articles: Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids

    Top 25 Hottest Articles: Acta Materialia

    Young Faculty Award, IIT Bombay, 2011.

  1. Chmielewski, M., Pandi, P., Guruprasad, P. J., and Basista, M. 2022. Thermal conductivity of Cu-matrix composites reinforced with coated SiC particles: Numerical modeling and experimental verification. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 188: 122633
  2. Sawhney, H., Pakhare, K. S., Shimpi, R. P., Guruprasad, P. J., Pendhari, S. S., and Deasi, Y. M., 2022. Flexure of shear deformable Lévy plates using new first-order shear deformation theory and generalised segmentation technique. Composite Structures, 279: 114867
  3. Pandi, P., Jha, N. K., Nair, R. G., and Guruprasad, P. J., 2021. A coupled framework of VAM based homogenization technique and Monte Carlo approach for the uncertainty and sensitivity analysis of composites. Composite Structures, 263: 113656
  4. Prakash, A., Tak, T. N., Pai, N. N., Murty, S. V. S. N., Guruprasad, P. J., Doherty, R. Samajdar, I., 2021. Slip band formation in low and high solute aluminum: a combined experimental and modeling study. Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 29(8): 08016
  5. Singh, R., Jonnalagadda, K., Guruprasad, P. J., and Kushwaha, H. S., 2021. Effect of constitutive model on residual stress development in the pressure tube rolled joint. International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, 190:104318
  6. Pandi, P. and Guruprasad, P. J., 2020. Determination of the influence of interfacial thermal resistance in a three phase composite using variational asymptotic based homogenization method. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 155: 119889
  7. Tak, T. N., Prakash, A., Load, A., Narayan Murty, S. V. S., Keralaverma, S., Samajdar, I. and Guruprasad, P. J., 2020. Relating Porosity with Ductility in a Commercial AA7075 Alloy: A Combined Experimental and Numerical Study. ASME: Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 142(4): 041007
  8. Pottigar, S. A., Santhosh, B., Nair, R. G., Punith, P. Guruprasad, P. J. and Naik, N. K., 2020. Three-dimensional braided composites with zero, negative and isotropic thermal expansion behavior. Journal of Composite Materials, 54 (13): 1761-1781
  9. Pandi, P. Berger, H. and Guruprasad, P. J., 2020. Investigating the influence of interface in a three phase composite using variational asymptotic method based homogenization technique. Composite Structures, 233: 111562
  10. Pakhare, K. S., Guruprasad, P. J., and Shimpi, R. P., 2020. Simple two variable refined theory for shear deformable isotropic rectangular beams. Journal of Applied and Computational Mechanics,6(3): 394-415
R&D Areas/Projects: 

    Mechanics of Materials

    1. Development of finite deformation crystal plasticity model for creep-fatigue deformation in superalloys (Sponsoring agency: AR&DB/DMRL/GTRE, duration 2017 - 2022)

    2. Development of A Finite Element Based Framework for Elasto-Plastic Problems (Sponsoring agency: ISRO, duration 2017 - 2022)

    3. Micromechanics of Textile Composites (Sponsoring agency: ISRO, duration 2014 – 2018, completed)

    4. Microstructural Origin of Residual Stresses in AA7075 (Sponsoring agency: ISRO, duration 2014 – 2017, completed)

    5. Thermo-Mechanical Failure in PT-CT Tubes used in Indian PHWR (Sponsoring agency: AERB, duration 2012 – 2014, completed)

    6. Multiscale modeling of fatigue in materials (Sponsoring agency: IRCC-IIT Bombay, duration 2012 – 2016, completed)

PhD TA Topics: 

    Micromechanics of Textile composites

    Morphing structures for aerospace applications

    Modeling Residual stresses in crystalline materials

Courses Taught: 

AE 443/673: Introduction to fiber reinforced composites

AE 639: Continuum Mechanics

AE 715/433: Vibrations and Structural Dynamics

AE 484/649: Introduction to Finite Element Method