Kumbakonam Rajagopal

Professor

Contact Information

Phone: (979)-862-4552

Fax: (979)-862-3989

E-mail: krajagopal@tamu.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. 1978, Mechanics, University of Minnesota
  • M.S. 1974, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • B. Tech (5 year degree program) 1973, Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, India

Research Interests

Continuum mechanics and its applications to Non-linear materials.

Experience

    • 2003 - Present
    • University Distinguished Professor, Texas A&M University
    • 2003 - Present
    • Professor, Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • 2003 - Present
  • Senior Research Engineer, Texas Transportation Institute
  • 2002 - Present
  • Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • 1996 - Present
  • Professor, Mathematics, Texas A&M University
  • 1996 - Present
  • Forsyth Chair and Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Professor of Surgery, School of Medical & Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
  • 1990 - 1996
  • Affiliate Member, School of Medical & Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
  • 1990 - 1996
  • James T. MacLeod Professor of Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
  • 1986 - 1996
  • Professor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Pittsburgh
  • 1985 - 1996
  • Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
  • 1983 - 1985
  • Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
  • 1982 - 1983
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
  • 1980 - 1982
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Catholic University of America
  • 1980
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Macromolecular Research Center, University of Michigan
  • 1978 - 1980
  • Postdoctoral Lecturer, Department of Applied Mechanics & Engineering Science, University of Michigan
  • 1978
  • Research Associate, Department of Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota
  • 1977 - 1978
  • Teaching Associate, Department of Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota
  • 1977
  • Instructor, Department of Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota
  • 1976 - 1977
  • Teaching Associate, Department of Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota
  • 1974 - 1976
  • Research Assistant, Department of Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota
  • 1973 - 1974
  • Research Assistant, Department of Mechanics, Illinois Institute of Technology

Publications

  • Further remarks on simple flows of fluids with pressure dependent viscosities, Non-Linear Analysis Real World Applications, 12, 394-402 [2010] (with V. Prusa and J. Malek).
  • Modeling the non-linear response of high temperature polymides, Non-linear Analysis: Real World Applications, 12, 394-402 [2011] (with S. Karra).
  • Couette flow with frictional heating in a fluid with temperature and pressure dependent viscosity, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 54, 783-789 [2011] (with G. Saccomandi and L. Vergori).
  • Changes in the response of viscoelatic solids due to changes in their internal structure, Acta Mechanica, 217, 297-316 (2011). (with A. Muliana).
  • Homogenization of a generalization of Brinkman's equation for the flow of a fluid with pressure Dependent viscosity through a rigid porous solid, Zeitschrift fur Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik, 1-19 (2011).
  • Linear stability of Hagen-Poiseuille of a chemically reacting fluid, Computers with Mathematics and Applications, 61, 460-469 (2011). (with G. Saccomandi and L. Vergori).
  • Conspectus of concepts of elasticity, Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids 16, 536–562 [2011].
  • Non-Linear Elastic Bodies Exhibiting Limiting Small Strain, Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids 16, 122-139 [2011].
  • A Gibbs-potential-based formulation for obtaining the response functions for a class of viscoelastic materials, Proc. R. Society, London, A 467, 39–58 [2011] (with A. R. Srinivasa).
  • Stability analysis of Rayleigh–B´enard convection in a porous medium, Z. Angew. Math. Phys. 62, 149–160 [2011] (with L. Vergori and G. Saccomandi).
  • Spherical inflation of a class of compressible elastic bodies, International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics 46, 1167–1176 [2011] (with U. Saravanan).
  • Response of an Elastic Body whose Heat Conduction Is Pressure Dependent, Journal of Elasticity 105, 173–185 [2011] (with G. Saccomandi).
  • Mathematical results concerning a class of incompressible viscoelastic solids of differential type, Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids, 16, 217-227 [2011] (with R. Quintanilla).
  • On Maxwell fluids with relaxation time and viscosity depending on the pressure, International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 46, 819–827 [2011] (with V. Prusa).
  • Modeling fracture in the context of a strain-limiting theory of elasticity: a single anti-plane shear crack, Int J Fracture, 169, 39–48 [2011](with J. Walton).
  • A numerical study of fluids with pressure-dependent viscosity flowing through a rigid porous medium, Int. J. Numer. Meth. Fluids, 67, 342–368[2011] (with K. B. Nakshatrala.
  • A thermodynamical framework for chemically reacting systems, Z. Angew. Math. Phys. 62, 331–363[2011] (with K. Kannan). On the need for compatibility of thermal and mechanical data in flow problems, International Journal of Engineering Science 49, 537–543[2011] (with M. Bulicek and J. Malek).
  • The one-dimensional flow of a fluid with limited strain-rate, Quarterly of Applied Mathematics, Volume LXIX, 549-568 [2011] (with L. Farina, A. Fasano, L. Fusi).
  • Identification and estimation of parameters defining a class of hybrid systems, Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems 5, 446–456 [2011] (with V. Tyagi and S. Darbha).
  • Solutions of some simple boundary value problems within the context of a new class of elastic materials, International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 46, 376–386 [2011] (with R. Bustamante).
  • Equilibrium of partially dried porous media influenced by dissolved species and the development of new interfaces, International Journal of Engineering Science, 49, 711–725 [2011] (with Z. Grasley).