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Kapil Khandelwal

Kapil Khandelwal

Email: kapil.khandelwal@nd.edu

Phone: 574-631-2655

Office: 160B Fitzpatrick Hall

Education

Ph.D, University of Michigan, 2008


Summary of Activities/Interests

Prof. Khandelwal directs the Computational Physics & Structural Simulation Laboratory (CPSSL) (https://sites.google.com/view/cpssl/home) lab at Notre Dame. CPSSL is a multidisciplinary research facility and educational forum located in the University of Notre Dame. CPSSL research projects emphasize a multidisciplinary approach to engineering problems with focus on multiscale topology optimization methods, computational material design, data-driven multiscale characterization of infrastructural systems, multiphysics analysis and simulation methods, and advanced computational platforms.

Some of the main research areas include:
  • Topology optimization of structural/material systems
  • Optimal design of metamaterial systems
  • Data Driven Multiscale characterization of infrastructural systems
  • Theoretical and applied solid mechanics
  • Advanced computational methods in solids and structural mechanics
Recent publications are available at: https://sites.google.com/view/cpssl/publications

 

Awards

  • ASCE 2013 Outstanding Reviewer Award
  • O.H. Ammann Research Fellowship in Structural Engineering (2007) - Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE, Reston, VA.
  • National PERIship Award (2006) - Fellowship in Hazards, Risk, & Disasters Program, Natural Hazard Center - University of Colorado and Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI)
  • NBCC Prize of Excellence (2001)- India Institute of Technology, Delhi

Recent Papers

  • Lei, L. and Khandelwal, K. (2017). “Design of Fracture Resistant Energy Absorbing Structures using Elastoplastic Topology Optimization." Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization. (DOI).
  • Alberdi, R. and Khandelwal, K. (2017). "Topology Optimization of Pressure Dependent Elastoplastic Energy Absorbing Structures with Material Damage Constraints." Finite Elements in Analysis & Design, Vol. 133, 42-61. (DOI)
  •  Lei, L., Zhang, G. and Khandelwal, K. (2017). “Topology Optimization of Energy Absorbing Structures with Maximum Damage Constraint.” International Journal of Numerical Methods in Engineering (DOI).
  • Lei, L., Zhang, G. and Khandelwal, K. (2017). “Design of Energy Dissipating Elastoplastic Structures under Cyclic Loads using Topology Optimization.” Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (DOI).
  • Lei, L., Zhang, G. and Khandelwal, K. (2017). “Topology Optimization of Gradient Elastic Material Structures.” Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (DOI).
  • Lei, L. and Khandelwal, K. (2016). “Topology Optimization of Geometrically Nonlinear Trusses with Spurious Eigenmodes Control.” Engineering Structures (DOI).
  • Zhang, G., Li, L. and Khandelwal, K. (2016). “Topology Optimization of Structures with Anisotropic Plastic Materials using Enhanced Assumed Strain Elements.” Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (DOI).
  • Kiran R., Lei, L. and Khandelwal, K. (2016). "Complex Perturbation Method for Sensitivity Analysis of Nonlinear Trusses." Journal of Structural Engineering (DOI). 
  • Zhang, G., Alberdi, R. and Khandelwal, K. (2016). "Analysis of three-dimensional curved beams using isogeometric approach." Engineering Structures. Vol. 117, Pg. 560-574 (DOI). 
  • Zhang, G. and Khandelwal, K. (2016). "Modeling of Nonlocal Damage-Plasticity in Beams using Isogeometric Analysis." Computers & Structures. Vol. 165, Pg. 76-95 (DOI). 
  • Alberdi, R. and Khandelwal, K. (2015). "Comparison of Robustness of Metaheuristic Algorithms for Steel Frame Optimization." Engineering Structures. Vol. 102, pg. 40-60 (DOI). 
  • Kiran R. and Khandelwal, K. (2015). "A Coupled Microvoid Elongation and Dilation Based Ductile Fracture Model for Structural Steels." Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol. 145, pg. 15-42 (DOI).
  • Alberdi, R., Patrick, M. and Khandelwal, K. (2015). "Connection Topology Optimization of Steel Moment Frames using Metaheuristic Algorithms." Engineering Structures (DOI).
  • Li, L. and Khandelwal, K. (2015). "Topology Optimization of Structures with Length-scale Effects using Elasticity with Microstructure Theory." Computers & Structures (DOI).
  • Kiran, R., Li, L. and Khandelwal, K. (2015). "Performance of Cubic Convergent Methods for Implementing Nonlinear Constitutive Models." Computers & Structures. Vol. 156, pg. 83-100 (DOI).
  • Li, L. and Khandelwal, K. (2015). "An Adaptive Quadratic Approximation for Structural and Topology Optimization." Computers & Structures, Vol. 151, pg. 130-147 (DOI).
  • Kiran, R. and Khandelwal, K. (2015), "Automatic Implementation of Finite Strain Anisotropic Hyperelastic Models using Hyper-dual Numbers." Computational Mechanics. Vol. 55, Issue 1, pg. 229-248 (DOI).
  • Li, L. and Khandelwal, K.(2015). "Volume Preserving Projection Filters and Continuation Methods in Topology Optimization." Engineering Structures. Vol 85, pg. 144-161 (DOI).
  • Kiran, R. and Khandelwal, K.(2015), "A Micromechanical Cyclic Void Growth Model for Ultra-low Cycle Fatigue." International Journal of Fatigue. Vol. 70, pg. 24-37 (DOI).
  • Kiran, R. and Khandelwal, K. (2014), "A Triaxiality and Lode Parameter Dependent Ductile Fracture Criterion." Engineering Fracture Mechanics. Vol. 128, pg. 121-138 (DOI).
  • Kiran, R and Khandelwal, K. (2014), "Numerically Approximated Cauchy Integral (NACI) for Implementation of Constitutive Models." Finite Elements in Analysis and Design (DOI).
  • Kiran, R and Khandelwal, K. (2014), "Complex Step Derivative Approximation for Numerical Evaluation of Tangent Moduli." Computers & Structures. Vol. 140, pg. 1-13 (DOI).
  • Khandelwal, K., El-Tawil. S. (2014). "A Finite Strain Continuum Damage Model for Simulating Ductile Fracture in Steels." Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol. 116, pg. 172-189 (DOI).
  • Kiran, R and Khandelwal, K. (2014). "Fast-to-compute Weakly Coupled Ductile Fracture Model for Structural Steels." Journal of Structural Engineering (DOI).
  • Patrick, M. and Khandelwal, K. (2014). "Design-Driven Harmony Search (DDHS) in Steel Frame Optimization." Engineering Structures, Vol. 59, pg 798-808 (DOI).
  • Lei, L. and Khandelwal, K. (2014). "Two-Point Gradient-Based MMA (TGMMA) Algorithm for Topology Optimization." Computers & Structures, Vol. 131, pg 34-45 (DOI)
  • Kiran, R and Khandelwal, K. (2014), "Gurson Model Parameters for Ductile Fracture Simulation in ASTM A992 Steels." Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures, Vol. 37 (2), pg 171-183 (DOI).
  • Alberdi, R., Przywara, J. and Khandelwal, K. (2013). "Performance Evaluation of Sandwich Panel Systems for Blast Mitigation." Engineering Structures, Vol. 56, pg 2119-2130 (DOI).
  • Kiran, R and Khandelwal, K. (2013), "Experimental Studies and Models for Ductile Fracture in ASTM A992 Steels at High Triaxiality." Journal of Structural Engineering (DOI).
  • Kiran, R and Khandelwal, K. (2013), "A Micromechanical Model for Ductile Fracture Prediction in ASTM A992 Steels." Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol. 101, pg 102-117 (DOI).
  • Tovar, A. and Khandelwal, K. (2013). "Topology optimization for minimum compliance using a control strategy." Engineering Structures, Vol. 48, pg. 674-682 (DOI).
  • Khandelwal, K. and S. El-Tawil (2011). "Pushdown Resistance as a Measure of Robustness in Progressive Collapse Analysis." Engineering Structures, Vol. 33(9), pg 2653-2661 (DOI).
  • Khandelwal, K., El-Tawil. S., and Sadek, F. (2009). "Progressive Collapse Analysis of Seismically Designed Steel Braced Frames." Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol. 65, No. 3, pg 699-708 (DOI).
  • Khandelwal, K., S. El-Tawil, et al. (2008). "Macromodel-Based Simulation of Progressive Collapse: Steel Frame Structures." Journal of Structural Engineering 134(7): pg 1070-1078 (DOI).
  • Khandelwal, K. and S. El-Tawil (2007). "Collapse Behavior of Steel Special Moment Resisting Frame Connections." Journal of Structural Engineering 133(5): 646-655 (DOI).
  • Chao, S.-H., K. Khandelwal, et al. (2006). "Ductile Web Fracture Initiation in Steel Shear Links." Journal of Structural Engineering 132(8): 1192-1200 (DOI).