K.V. Nagendra Gopal


Aerospace Engineering ,


044 2257 4015



Research Areas

  • Fracture Mechanics, Structural Dynamics, Composites

  • Mechanics of Composites and Smart Structures, Shape memory composites for morphing structures and other applications

  • Structural Dynamics and vibro-acoustics

  • Aeroelastic Analysis and Design of  Wind Turbine Blades, Wind Energy

  • Fracture and crack growth in composites & heterogeneous materials

Selected Journal Publications

  • Effect of Heating Rate on the Thermomechanical Cycle of Shape Memory Polymers Boomurugan R., Shahi K., Gopal K.V.N., Mohan R., Velmurugan R. book chapter Composite Materials for Extreme Loading, Year 2022, Pages 51

  • Analysis of layered panels with mixed edge boundary conditions using state space differential quadrature method Udayakumar Balavishnu, K. V. Nagendra Gopal article Composite Structures, Year 2021

  • Transient Vibroacoustic Analysis of Functionally Graded Plates Avnish Mahendra Pandey, K. V. Nagendra Gopal article Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, Year 2021

  • Response function of ammonium perchlorate monopropellant K. V. Gopal Nagendra 2020 | Elsevier Inc.

  • Nonlinear dynamic analysis of composite sandwich plates with damping  K. V. Gopal Nagendra 2020 | Applied Mechanics Laboratory 

  •  Nonlinear aeroelastic analysis of large wind turbines under turbulent wind conditions K. V. Gopal Nagendra and  Sabale A.K. 2019 | American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. 

  • Nonlinear aeroelastic response of wind turbines using Simo-Vu-Quoc rods Aditya Sabale and K. V. Gopal Nagendra 2019 | Elsevier Inc.

  • Asymptotic expansion differential quadrature method for the analysis of laminated hemispherical shells Ponkrshnan Thiagarajan and K. V. Gopal Nagendra 2019 | Elsevier Ltd


Research Projects

  • Analytical and Numerical Modeling of Shape Memory Polymers,Amique Ukani, Nagendra Gopal, 2015

  • Structures made of composites and advanced materials focussed on the modelling and analysis of the mechanics and multiphysics response of these structures.

Awards & Recognitions

  • 2021 -Board of Placement, IIT Madras Member

  • 2020 -Research Council, National Institute of Wind Energy, MNRE, Govt. of India Member