Dr. Gaurav Nilakantan

Research

Development of an Anti-Whiplash Seat with an Active Head Restraint for a Passenger Vehicle Subjected to a Rear Collision

 

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Dynamic Axial Crushing of Circular Tubes: Numerical Formulation

 

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Numerical simulation of vehicle crashworthiness including occupant injury assessment during frontal, side and rear collision, using LSDYNA

 

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Automated preprocessors for creating FE models of plain weave fabrics and unidirectional composites for use in numerical simulations

 

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State of the Art in Finite Element Modeling of Woven Fabrics using 1D, 2D, and 3D elements - from Filaments to Yarns to Fabrics

 

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Role of Weave Architecture on the Ballistic Impact Response of 2D and 3D Woven and Unidirectional Fabrics

 

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Modeling the Probabilistic Ballistic Impact Response of Woven Fabrics: Determining the V0 - V100 curve through Computational Techniques

 

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Multiscale Modeling of Textile Composites - Hybrid Element Analysis (HEA)

 

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Injury Assessment of Occupant Lower Leg Impact during a Mine Blast Underneath an Armored Vehicle

 

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Development of an Energy Absorbing Seat to Increase Occupant Survivability during a Mine Blast Under an Armored Vehicle

 

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Sustainable Manufacturing of Composites through Out-of-Autoclave (OOA) Vacuum-Bag-Only (VBO) Techniques

 

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Occupant Survivability and Energy Absorbing Structures

Vehicle Crashworthiness and Whiplash

Sustainable Manufacturing with OOA-VBO Carbon Fiber/Epoxy Prepregs

Ballistic Impact of Woven Fabrics and Textile Composites

Experimental Characterization of the Frictional Behavior of Woven Fabrics - Projectile-Yarn, Inter-Yarn, and Inter-Filament Friction

 

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Effect of Plain Weave Architecture and Friction on the Ballistic Impact Response of Woven Fabrics

 

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Statistical Characterization of Geometry and Tensile Properties of Aramid Filaments and Yarns - Diameter, Strength, and Strain Energy Density Distributions (Effect of Weaving on Tensile Strength)

 

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Modeling the Coupled Effects of Strength, Friction, Clamping, Projectile Characteristics on the Fabric Probabilistic Impact Response - A Robust Computational Design Tool for Fabric Armor

 

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Statistical Shot Selection and Analysis Techniques - Determination of Probabilistic Impact Performance

 

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Explicit Filament-level Modeling of Yarns and Fabrics

 

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Effect of Target Geometry and Clamping Design on the Ballistic Impact Performance of Soft Body Armor

 

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C/SiC Ceramic Matrix Composites for Hypersonic Reentry Vehicle Aeroshells

Design, manufacturing, testing, and modeling of Carbon Fiber - Silicon Carbide ceramic matrix composites for a hypersonic reentry vehicle aeroshell

 

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Reuse / Upcycling Strategies for Autoclave and OOA Thermoset Prepreg Scrap and Waste

 

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Accelerated Insertion through Predictive Simulation - Novel Extensible Design Approaches for Aircraft Structures

 

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Combined Effects of Out-time, Humidity, and Temperature on the Microstructure and Statistical Mechanical Performance of VBO Prepregs

 

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