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Brahmananda Pramanik

Brahmananda   Pramanik, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
1300 West Park Street, Butte, MT 59701
S&E 306
(406) 496-4449
E-mail: bpramanik@mtech.edu


Biography

Dr. Pramanik received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on experimental solid mechanics in 2013 at University of Mississippi and continuing his research on Impact Dynamics and Experimentation. He joined Montana Tech in Fall of 2014 as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the General Engineering Department. His expertise is in the development of novel experimental methods, characterization and modeling of the dynamic mechanical behavior of advanced materials. In the last seven years, Dr. Pramanik was involved in research with the Composite Structure and Nano-Engineering Research Group at University of Mississippi under ONR-, ARL- and ARO-funded projects and published multiple peer-reviewed journal articles. He is an active member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and invited reviewer of novel research. Dr. Pramanik has nine years of industrial experience on designing machine components for ordnance factory in India, creating ship-hull design and maintenance database for the American Bureau of Shipping and processing/characterizing composite materials at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.


Research Interests

  • Developing test methodologies and evaluating new technologies.
  • Creating new physical models and measurement techniques.
  • Designing experiments, acquiring data, analyzing results, and communicating findings.
  • Experimental and computational solid mechanics and impact dynamics.
  • Dynamic Mechanical Analysis and fractured surface microscopy.
  • High-speed digital stereo imaging and projection Moiré.

Courses Taught

  • EMEC 491 Impact Dynamics
  • EMEC 445 Mechanical Vibrations
  • EGEN 305 Mechanics of Materials

Selected Publications

“Energy Dissipation and High-Strain Rate Dynamic Response of E-Glass Fiber Composites with Anchored Carbon Nanotubes,” Boddu, V.M., Brenner, M.W., Patel, J.S., Kumar, A., Mantena, P.R., Tadepalli, T., Pramanik, B., Composites Part B: Engineering, Vol 88, pp. 44-54, 2015, doi: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2015.10.028.

“Indirect Tensile Characterization of Graphite Platelet Reinforced Vinyl Ester Nanocomposites at High-Strain Rates,” Pramanik, B.; Mantena, P.R., Tadepalli, T.; Rajendran, A.M., Open Journal of Composite Materials, 4, 201-214, 2014, doi: 10.4236/ojcm.2014.44022.

“Effect of Process Parameters on The Dynamic Modulus, Damping and Energy Absorption of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nano-Tube (VACNT) Forest Structures,” Mantena, P.R.; Pramanik, B.; Tadepalli, T.; Boddu, V.M.; Brenner, M.W.; Kumar, A., Journal of Multifunctional Composites , Vol. 2 (2014), pp. 93-100, 2014, doi: 10.12783/issn. 2168-4286/2.2/Mantena.

“Strain-Rate Dependent Ductile to Brittle Transition of Graphite Platelet Reinforced Vinyl Ester Nanocomposites,” Pramanik, B.; Mantena, P.R., Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. 2014, Article id 765698, 8 pages, 2014, doi: 10.1155/2014/765698.

“Energy Dissipation and the High-Strain Rate Dynamic Response of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube (VACNT) Ensembles Grown on Silicon Wafer Substrate,” Mantena, P.R.; Tadepalli, T.; Pramanik, B.; Boddu, V.M.; Brenner, M.W.; Stephenson, L.D.; and Kumar, A., Journal of Nanomaterials, Vol. 2013, Article Id 259458, 7 pages, 2013, doi: 10.1155/2013/259458.

“Surface Fractal Analysis for Estimating the Fracture Energy Absorption of Nanoparticle Reinforced Composites,” Pramanik, B.; Tadepalli, T.; and Mantena, P.R., Materials, Vol. 5, pp. 922-936, 2012, doi: 10.3390/ma5050922.

“Energy Absorption of Nano-Reinforced and Sandwich Composites in Ballistic and Low-Velocity Punch-Shear,” Pramanik, B.; and Mantena, P.R., Open Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 8(1), pp. 87-96, 2012, doi: 10.4236/ojcm.2012.23010.

“Viscoelastic Response of Graphite Platelet and CTBN Reinforced Vinyl Ester Nanocomposites,” Pramanik, B.; and Mantena, P.R., Materials Sciences and Applications, Vol. 2, pp. 1667-1674, 2011, doi:10.4236/msa.2011.211222.

“Punch-Shear Characteristics of Nanoclay and Graphite Platelet Reinforced Vinyl Ester Plates, Laminated Face Sheets and Sandwich Composites under Low Velocity Impact,” Pramanik, B.; and Mantena, P.R., ASME 2009 Early Career Technical Journal, Vol. 8(2), pp. 56-63. 2009.

“Low Velocity Punch-Shear Response of Nanoclay and Graphite Platelet Reinforced Vinyl Ester Plates, Laminated Face Sheets and Sandwich Composites,” Pramanik, B.; and Mantena, P.R., Mechanics of Solids, Structures and Fluids, Vol. 11, pp. 223-224, 2009, doi: 10.1115/IMECE2009-12180.