Dr. Gaurav Nilakantan

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REFEREED JOURNAL PAPERS (15 AS FIRST-AUTHOR)

 

21.   Reuse and Upcycling of Thermoset Prepreg Scrap: Case Study with Out-of-Autoclave Carbon Fiber/Epoxy Prepreg, Gaurav Nilakantan; Steven Nutt; Journal of Composite Materials, 2017. (go to journal)

20.   Generating virtual specimens for complex non-periodic woven structures by converting machine instructions into topological ordering rules, Brian Cox; Gaurav Nilakantan; Olivier Sudre; David Marshall; Composite Structures, Vol. 141, 2016, pp. 63-78. (go to journal)

19.   Experimental Investigation of the Role of Frictional Yarn Pull-Out and Windowing on the Probabilistic Impact Response of Kevlar Fabrics, Gaurav Nilakantan; Richard L. Merrill; Michael Keefe; John W. Gillespie Jr.; Eric D. Wetzel; Composites Part B, Vol. 68, 2015, pp. 215-229. (go to journal)

18.   Effects of Fabric Target Shape and Size on the V50 Ballistic Impact Response of Soft Body Armor, Gaurav Nilakantan; Steven Nutt; Composite Structures, Vol. 116, 2014, pp. 661-669. (go to journal)

17.   Effects of Clamping Design on the Ballistic Impact Response of Soft Body Armor, Gaurav Nilakantan; Steven Nutt; Composite Structures, Vol. 108, 2014, pp. 137-150.  (go to journal)

16.   Filament-level Modeling of Kevlar KM2 Yarns for Ballistic Impact Studies, Gaurav Nilakantan; Composite Structures, Vol. 104, 2013, pp. 1-13. (go to journal)

15.   Yarn Pull-out Behavior of Plain Woven Kevlar Fabrics, Gaurav Nilakantan; John W. Gillespie Jr.; Composite Structures, Vol. 101, 2013, pp. 215-224. (go to journal)

14.   A Deterministic Finite Element Analysis of the Effects of Projectile Characteristics on the Impact Response of Fully Clamped Flexible Woven Fabrics, Gaurav Nilakantan; Eric D. Wetzel; Travis A. Bogetti; John W. Gillespie Jr.; Composite Structures, Vol. 95, 2013, pp. 191-201. (go to journal)

13.   Fiber-Matrix Interface Characterization through the Microbond Test, Subramani Sockalingam; Gaurav Nilakantan; International Journal of Aeronautical and Space Sciences, Vol. 13, Issue 3, 2012, pp. 282-295. (go to journal)

12.   Ballistic Impact Modeling of Woven Fabrics Considering Yarn Strength, Friction, Projectile Impact Location, and Fabric Boundary Condition Effects, Gaurav Nilakantan; John W. Gillespie Jr.; Composite Structures, Vol. 94, Issue 12, 2012, pp. 3624-3634. (go to journal)

11.   Finite Element Analysis of Projectile Size and Shape Effects on the Probabilistic Penetration Response of High Strength Fabrics, Gaurav Nilakantan; Eric D. Wetzel; Travis A. Bogetti; John W. Gillespie Jr.; Composite Structures, Vol. 94, Issue 5, 2012, pp. 1846-1854. (go to journal)

10.   Effect of Statistical Yarn Tensile Strength on the Probabilistic Impact Response of Woven Fabrics, Gaurav Nilakantan; Michael Keefe; Eric D. Wetzel; Travis A. Bogetti; John W. Gillespie Jr.; Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 72, Issue 2, 2012, pp. 320-329. (go to journal)

9.     Computational Modeling of the Probabilistic Impact Response of Flexible Fabrics, Gaurav Nilakantan; Michael Keefe; Eric D. Wetzel; Travis A. Bogetti; John W. Gillespie Jr.; Composite Structures, Vol. 93, 2011, pp. 3163-3174.(go to journal)

8.     Multi-Scale Ballistic Impact Simulation of Dry Woven Fabric with Elastic Crimped Fibers, Ala Tabiei; Gaurav Nilakantan; International Journal of Vehicles Structures and Systems, Vol. 3, Issue 2, 2011, pp. 74-79. (go to journal)

7.     Experimental Evaluation and Statistical Characterization of the Strength and Strain Energy Density Distribution of Kevlar KM2 Yarns: Exploring Length Scale and Weaving Effects, Gaurav Nilakantan; Ahmad Abu-Obaid; Michael Keefe; John W. Gillespie, Jr.; Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 45, Issue 17, 2010, pp. 1749-1769. (go to journal)

6.     Multiscale Modeling of the Impact of Textile Fabrics Based on Hybrid Element Analysis, Gaurav Nilakantan; Michael Keefe; Travis A. Bogetti; John W. Gillespie, Jr.; International Journal of Impact Engineering, Vol. 37, Issue 10, 2010, pp. 1056-1071. (go to journal)

- Cited in the SciVerse ScienceDirect Top 25 Hottest Articles

5.     On the Finite Element Analysis of Woven Fabric Impact Using Multiscale Modeling Techniques, Gaurav Nilakantan; Michael Keefe; Travis A. Bogetti; Rob Adkinson; John W. Gillespie, Jr.; International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 47, Issue 17, 2010, pp. 2300-2315. (go to journal)

- Cited in the SciVerse ScienceDirect Top 25 Hottest Articles

4.     Computational Assessment of Occupant Injury Caused by Mine Blasts Underneath Infantry Vehicles, Gaurav Nilakantan; Ala Tabiei; International Journal of Vehicle Structures and Systems, Vol. 1, Issue 3, 2009, pp. 50-58. (go to journal)

3.     Axial Crushing of Tubes as an Energy Dissipating Mechanism for the Reduction of Acceleration Induced Injuries from Mine Blasts underneath Infantry Vehicles, Ala Tabiei; Gaurav Nilakantan; International Journal of Impact Engineering, Vol. 36, Issue 5, 2009, pp. 729-736. (go to journal)

2.     Global/Local Modeling of Ballistic Impact onto Woven Fabrics, M. Prabhakar Rao; Gaurav Nilakantan; Michael Keefe; Brian M. Powers; Travis A. Bogetti, Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 43, Issue 5, 2009, pp. 445-467. (go to journal)

1.     Ballistic Impact of Dry Woven Fabric Composites: A Review, Ala Tabiei; Gaurav Nilakantan; Applied Mechanics Reviews, Vol. 61, Issue 1, 2008, pp. 10801-10813. (go to journal)

- Cited in the Monthly Top 10 Most Downloaded Articles of AMR

 

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS (21 AS PRESENTER)

 

27.   World’s First Predictive and Validated Yarn-level FEA Modeling of the V0-V100 Probabilistic Penetration Response of Fully-Clamped Kevlar Fabric, Gaurav Nilakantan; American Society for Composites 32nd Technical Conference, West Lafayette, IN, USA, October 22-25, 2017

26.   Generation of Realistic Stochastic Virtual Microstructures using a Novel Thermal Growth Method for Woven Fabrics and Textile Composites, Gaurav Nilakantan; B. Cox; D. Marshall; O. Sudre; American Society for Composites 32nd Technical Conference, West Lafayette, IN, USA, October 22-25, 2017

25.   Shape Optimization of a Thermal Protection System Subjected to Transient Heat Flux, M. P. Rao; Gaurav Nilakantan; American Society for Composites 32nd Technical Conference, West Lafayette, IN, USA, October 22-25, 2017

24. Fully Validated Prediction of the V0-V100 Penetration Response of Kevlar Fabric Armor: Experiments and Simulations, Gaurav Nilakantan; 30th International Symposium on Ballistics, Long Beach, CA, USA, September 11-15, 2017

23. Modeling & Analysis Tools (DARPA Materials Development for Platforms), Gaurav Nilakantan; Q. Yang; B. Cox; D. Marshall; O. Sudre; National Space & Missile Materials Symposium, Indian Wells, CA, USA, June 26-29, 2017

22. Material Design & Analysis Tools (DARPA Materials Development for Platforms), Gaurav Nilakantan; Q. Yang; B. Cox; D. Marshall; O. Sudre; 41st Annual Conference on Composites, Materials, and Structures, Cocoa Beach, FL, USA, January 23-26, 2017

21. Stochastic Aspects of High Fidelity Discrete Cracking Simulations, B. Cox; H. Bale; M. Blacklock; S. Lomov; Gaurav Nilakantan; et al.; IUTAM Symposium, Baltimore, MD, USA, June 20-22, 2016

20.   Accelerated Materials Design and Development of a C/SiC Integral Textile Aeroshell for Hypersonic Vehicle Platforms using ICME, Gaurav Nilakantan; David Marshall; Olivier Sudre; National Space & Missile Materials Symposium, Westminster, CO, USA, June 20-23, 2016

19.   Reuse Strategies for Carbon Fiber-Epoxy Prepreg Scrap, Gaurav Nilakantan; Ryan Olliges; Ryan Su; Steven Nutt; CAMX 2014, Orlando, FL, USA, October 13-16, 2014

18.   Vacuum Bag Only Processing of Complex Shapes: Effect of Geometry, Material Properties, and Processing Conditions, Yijia Ma; Timotei Centea; Gaurav Nilakantan; Steven Nutt; American Society for Composites 29th Technical Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, September 8-10, 2014

17.   State of the Art in the Deterministic and Probabilistic Ballistic Impact Modeling of Soft Body Armor: Filaments to Fabrics, Gaurav Nilakantan; Steven Nutt; American Society for Composites 29th Technical Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, September 8-10, 2014

16.   Effects of Material, Friction, Nesting, Ply Orientation, and Clamping on the Ballistic Impact Behavior of Multi-layer Aramid Fabric Targets used in Soft Body Armor, Gaurav Nilakantan; Steven Nutt; 1st International Conference on Mechanics of Composites MECHCOMP2014, Stony Brook University, NY, USA, June 8-12, 2014

15.   Surface Porosity in Out-of-Autoclave Prepreg Processing: Causes and Reduction Strategies, Lee Hamill; Tim Centea; Gaurav Nilakantan; Steven Nutt; SAMPE TECH 2014, Seattle, WA, USA, June 2-5, 2014

14.   Effects of Fabric Target Size, Shape, and Clamping on the V50 Ballistic Impact Performance of Aramid Soft Body Armor, Gaurav Nilakantan; Steven Nutt; SAMPE TECH 2014, Seattle, WA, USA, June 2-5, 2014

13.   Minimizing Surface Porosity in Vacuum Bag Only Prepreg Processing, Lee Hamill; Tim Centea; Gaurav Nilakantan; Steven Nutt; Doug Decker; SME Composites Manufacturing 2014, Covington, KY, USA, April 8-10, 2014

12.   A Numerical Study of the Effects of Yarn Strength and Projectile Characteristics on the Probabilistic Penetration Response of a Woven Fabric,  Gaurav Nilakantan; Michael Keefe; Eric D. Wetzel; Travis A. Bogetti; John W. Gillespie, Jr.;  ASME Applied Mechanics and Materials McMAT2011 Conference, Chicago, IL, USA, May 31-June 2, 2011

11.   Using LS-DYNA® to Computationally Assess the V0-V100 Impact Response of Flexible Fabrics Through Probabilistic Methods, Gaurav Nilakantan; Michael Keefe; Eric D. Wetzel; Travis A. Bogetti; Rob Adkinson; John W. Gillespie, Jr.; 11th International LS-DYNA Users Conference, Dearborn, MI, USA, June 6-8, 2010

10.   Experimental and Numerical Testing of the V50 Impact Response of Flexible Fabrics: Addressing the Effects of Fabric Boundary Slippage, Gaurav Nilakantan; Eric D. Wetzel; Richard Merrill; Travis A. Bogetti; Rob Adkinson; Michael Keefe; John W. Gillespie, Jr.; 11th International LS-DYNA Users Conference, Dearborn, MI, USA, June 6-8, 2010

9.     An Experimental and Numerical Study of the Impact Response (V50) of Flexible Plain Weave Fabrics: Accounting for Statistical Distributions of Yarn Strength, Gaurav Nilakantan; Cameron Showell; Ahmad Abu-Obaid; Michael Keefe; John W. Gillespie, Jr.; Travis A. Bogetti; Rob Adkinson; 1st Joint US-Canada Conference on Composites, 24th Annual ASC Technical Conference, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA, September 15-17, 2009

8.     A Study of Material and Architectural Effects on the Impact Response of 2D and 3D Dry Textile Composites using LS-DYNA®, Gaurav Nilakantan; Michael Keefe; John W. Gillespie, Jr.; Travis A. Bogetti; Rob Adkinson; 7th European LS-DYNA Conference, Salzburg, Austria, May 14-15, 2009

7.     A Numerical Investigation into the Effects of 3D Architecture on the Impact Response of Flexible Fabrics, Gaurav Nilakantan; Michael Keefe; John W. Gillespie, Jr.; Travis A. Bogetti; Rob Adkinson; Second World Conference on 3D Fabrics and their Applications, Greenville, South Carolina, USA, April 6-7, 2009

6.     Simulating the Impact of Multi-layer Fabric Targets using a Multi-scale Model and the Finite Element Method, Gaurav Nilakantan; Michael Keefe; John W. Gillespie, Jr.; Travis A. Bogetti; 9th International Conference on Textile Composites, Newark, DE, USA, October 13-15, 2008

5.     Modeling the Material and Failure Response of Continuous Filament Fabrics for use in Impact Applications, Gaurav Nilakantan; Michael Keefe; John W. Gillespie, Jr.; Travis A. Bogetti; 9th International Conference on Textile Composites, Newark, DE, USA, October 13-15, 2008

4.     Novel Multi-scale Modeling of Woven Fabrics for use in Impact Studies, Gaurav Nilakantan; Michael Keefe; John W. Gillespie, Jr.; Travis A. Bogetti; 10th International LS-DYNA Users Conference, Dearborn, MI, USA, June 8-10, 2008

3.     Novel Multi-scale Modeling of the Ballistic Impact of Plain Weave Fabrics using a Finite Element Analysis, Gaurav Nilakantan; Michael Keefe; John W. Gillespie, Jr.; Travis A. Bogetti; SAMPE ’08 University Research Symposium, Long Beach, CA, USA, May 18-21, 2008

2.     Reduction of Acceleration Induced Injuries from Mine Blasts under Infantry Vehicles, Ala Tabiei; Gaurav Nilakantan, 6th European LS-DYNA Users Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, May 29-30, 2007

1.     Dynamic Axial Crushing of Circular Tubes: A Novel Numerical Formulation, Gaurav Nilakantan, ASME ISC, Istanbul, Turkey, May 26-28, 2006

 

 

INVITED SEMINARS

 

2.     Ballistic Impact Modeling of Aramid Soft Armor: State of the Art and Future Challenges, Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center, Natick, MA, USA, September 18, 2014

1.     State of the Art in Textile Modeling for Ballistic Applications, Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD, USA, July 25, 2012

 

 

DISSERTATION / THESIS

 

2.     Modeling the Impact of Flexible Textile Composites through Multiscale and Probabilistic Methods, Gaurav Nilakantan, PhD Dissertation, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Delaware, DE, USA, December 2010 (view pdf) (go to dissertation)

- Winner of the 2011 Allan P Colburn Best Doctoral Dissertation in Engineering and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Delaware (click here)

1.     Design and Development of an Energy Absorbing Seat and Ballistic Fabric Material Model to  Reduce Crew Injury Caused by Acceleration from Mine/IED Blast, Gaurav Nilakantan, Master of Science Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, OH, USA, August 2006 (view pdf) (go to thesis)

- Downloaded from OhioLINK ETD repository over 3405 times as of  Aug 2012 (click here)

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS

4.     A Peek into the Future “Salvaging the Scrap Heap”, Gaurav Nilakantan; Steven Nutt; Composites Manufacturing Magazine, September - October 2015, pp. 21-23 (view pdf).

3.     Reuse and Upcycling of Aerospace Prepreg Scrap and Waste, Gaurav Nilakantan; Steven Nutt; Reinforced Plastics, Volume 59, Issue 1, January - February 2015, pp. 44-51 (view pdf).

- Cited in the Most Downloaded Reinforced Plastics Articles

2.     DYNAFAB User Manual Version 1.0, Gaurav Nilakantan, Nilakantan Composites, May 2010. ISBN 978-81-910696-0-0.

1.     Reduction of Crew Injury caused by Acceleration from IED/Mine Blast, Ala Tabiei; Gaurav Nilakantan; Technical Paper Spotlight, FEA Information Engineering Journal, November 2006

 

 

 

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