Narayan K. Sundaram
Ph.D, Purdue University
Phone: 2293 2435
My research interests lie in a broad area that is best termed “interfacial solid mechanics”, including contact mechanics, adhesion, indentation, and large strain plasticity in metals processing (deformation processing, machining) with a focus on polycrystalline aggregates.
The recent efforts of my research group include a push to develop enabling tools (solvers, meshers) to conduct first-in-class simulations in some of these areas. I am also interested in non standard continua and computational plasticity.