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Dr. Mannur J. Sundaresan



Associate Professor

Center for Advanced Materials and Smart Structures
North Carolina A & T State University
Greensboro, NC 27411

PH: (336) 334-7620 ext. 313
FAX: (336) 334-7417
E-mail: mannur@ncat.edu

EDUCATION:

Ph.D., Engineering Mechanics, Virginia Tech, 1988
M.E., Mechanical Engineering, Bangalore University, 1973
B.E., Mechanical Engineering, Bangalore University, 1971

SPECIALIZATION:

Structural health monitoring, Smart materials, Composite Materials, Nondestructive evaluation, Structure-Property Relationships, Electron Microscopy, Materials Processing, Fracture Mechanics.

APPOINTMENTS:

  • 1995- Present, Adjunct Research Associate Professor, Research Engineer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina A & T State University, Greensboro, NC 27411
  • 1988-1995 Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

    MEMBERSHIP:

  • ASME,
  • AIAA,
  • SPIE

    ASSOCIATE EDITOR:

    Associate editor of a new Journal entitled "International Journal of Structural Health Monitoring," to start February 2002. The Editor-in-Chief of the journal is Fuo-Kuo Chang of Stanford University, the Managing Editor is Mark Schulz, NC A&T SU, and the Scientific Editor is William H. Prosser of NASA Langley Research Center. Technomic Publishing Company will publish the journal.

    PATENTS and ASTM Standard:

  • M. J. Sundaresan, A. Ghoshal, and M.J. Schulz, "Continuous Acoustic Emission and Vibration Sensor", Patent application under review, Initial approval granted (October, 2001).
  • K.N. Shivakumar, V.S. Avva, M. J. Sundaresan, F. Abali, A. Cunningham, and R. Sadler, "Apparatus and Method for Forming Densified, Carbon-Carbon Composites", Patent application under review.
  • ASTM Standard E1736-95, based on the paper by M. J. Sundaresan, E.G. Henneke and W.D. Brosey, 1991, "Acousto-Ultrasonic Investigation of Kevlar-Epoxy Pressure Vessels," pp 601-606 & 612, "Materials Evaluation", Vol. 49, No. 5.

    RELEVANT PUBLICATIONS:
    1. K. Waldron, A. Ghoshal, M.J. Schulz, M.J. Sundaresan, F. Ferguson, P.F. Pai, J.H. Chung,"Damage Detection Using Finite Elements and Laser Operational Deflection Shapes," J. Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 2001, Vol.38, pp.1281-1289.
    2. Sundaresan, M.J., Ghoshal, A., Schulz, M.J., "A Continuous Sensor to Measure Acoustic Waves in Plates," Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol. 12, No.1, pp.41-56, January 2001.
    3. Ghoshal, A., E.A. Wheater, C.R. AshokKumar, M.J. Sundaresan, M.J. Schulz, M. Human, P.F. Pai, "Vibration Suppression Using A Laser Vibrometer and Piezoceramic Patches", Journal of Sound and Vibration ,Volume 235(2), 10 August 2000, pages 261-280.
    4. F. Ferguson, M. J. Sundaresan, G. Grandhi, S. Datta, G.R. Kirikera, and M.J. Schulz, "Evaluation of a Neural System for Structural Health Monitoring," Proceedings for the First European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, Paris, DEStech Publications, July 10-12, 2002, pp. 657-664.
    5. M J. Schulz, M J. Sundaresan, J. McMichael, D. Clayton Evaluation of the Performance of Piezo-Ceramic Materials at Moderately Elevated Temperatures (Paper #IMECE2002-39376), ASME Proceedings, New Orleans, 2002.
    6. Nazar Elwasia, M. J. Schulz, J. Sankar, and M. J. Sundaresan, "Vibration Based Technique for Detecting Stiffness Loss in Composite Bars," ICCE-9, San Diego, July 1-6, 2002, p. 191-192.
    7. G. Grandhi, J. Sankar, M. J. Sundaresan, and M. J. Schulz, "Acoustic Emission Monitoring of Composite Materials Using Continuous Sensor," ICCE-9, San Diego, July 1-6, 2002, p. 255-256.
    8. Schulz, M.J., Kirikera, G.R., Datta, S.M., and Sundaresan, M.J., "Piezoceramic and Nanotube Materials for Health Monitoring," Proceedings of SPIE , March 2002, Conference at San Diego, CA.
    9. Sundaresan M.J., Schulz M.J., Ghoshal A., and Martin W.N., "A Neural System for Structural Health Monitoring," Proc. SPIE, 2001, Vol. 4328, pp.130-141.
    10. Schulz, M. J. Sundaresan, M.J., Ghoshal, A., Martin, W.N., "Evaluation of Distributed Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring," ASME Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, 2001.

    DIRECTED GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH:
    (One Ph. D. and five masters graduates.)

    Ph.D Student:

    T.M. Srinivasan

    MSME Students:

    Brajesh Agrawal,
    Parth Pandey,
    G. Shankar,
    S.K. Panchangam,
    G. Generalis

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