About Lokeswarappa Dharani

Education

  • Clemson University, Doctor of Philosophy, 1982

Lokeswarappa Dharani

Curators distinguished profess
Mechanical & Aerospace Engin
333 Toomey Hall

573-341-6504 | dharani@mst.edu | Personal site

Education

  • Clemson University, Doctor of Philosophy, 1982

Biography

Academic Positions:

- Curators' Professor, of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Missouri S&T (2004-date)
- Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Affairs, School of Engineering, Missouri S&T (1996-2001)
- Professor, Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics, Missouri S&T (1992-2004)
- Senior Investigator, Graduate Center for Materials Research, Missouri S&T (1988-date)
- Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics, Missouri S&T (1988-1992)
- Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics, Missouri S&T (1982-1988)
- Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Clemson University (1979-1982)
- Research Assistant, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India (1970-1971)

Non-Academic Positions:

- Air Force Materials Laboratory, OH (1986, 1988)
- Air Force Materials Laboratory, USAF Summer Faculty Fellow, OH (1986)
- Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., Bangalore, India (1972-1979)

Research

Research interests

Aircraft structures, fracture mechanics, fatigue and failure analysis, micromechanics, composite materials and structures, process modeling of ceramic matrix composites, friction and wear of composites, and fracture of laminated glazing.

Publications

Selected Journal Publications
  • B. L. Barton, M. S. Shetty, V. Birman and L. R. Dharani, “Tapered Cylindrical Beam Retrofitted with Steel Reinforced Polymer or
    Grout”, Composites Part B: Engineering, Part B 42, pp. 207-216, 2011.
  • S. Zhao, G. E. Hilmas and L. R. Dharani, “Numerical simulation of wear in a C/C composite multidisk clutch”, Carbon
    47 (2009), pp. 2219-2225.
  • S. Zhao, L. R. Dharani and X. Liang, “Analysis of Damage in Laminated Architectural Glazing Subjected to Blast
    Loading”, Advances in Structural Engineering, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp 129-134,
    2008.
  • S. Zhao, H. E. Hilmas and L. R. Dharani, “Behavior of a Composite Multidisk Clutch Subjected to Mechanical and
    Frictionally Excited Thermal Load”, Wear, 264, pp. 1059-1068, 2008.
  • G. D. Chen, C. Courtright, L. R. Dharani, B. Xu and B. Hartnagel, “Engineering Lessons Learned from Fracture Failure of the Paseo
    Suspension Bridge” Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 73–
    81, 2008.
  • X. Liang, W. L. Headrick, L. R. Dharani and S. Zhao “Modeling of Failure in a High Temperature Black Liquor Gassifier
    Refractory Lining”, Engineering Failure Analysis, Volume 14, pp. 1233-44,
    2007.
  • A. Shabeer, S. Sundararaman, K. Chandrashekhara and L. R. Dharani, "Physicichemical Properties and fracture behavior of Soy-based Resin”,
    Journal Applied Polymer Science, Vol . 105, Issue 2, pp. 656-663, 2007.
  • J. Wei, M. S. Shetty and L. R. Dharani, "Failure Analysis of Architectural Glazing Subjected to Blast Loading",
    Engineering Failure Analysis, Volume 13, Issue 7, pp. 1029-1043, 2006.
  • X. Liang, W. L. Headrick, L. R. Dharani, "Continuum Damage Mechanics Modeling of the Failure of Refractory Cup
    under Thermal Loading and Chemical Shrinkage," Refractories Applications
    and News, 11[3] 17-23, 2006
  • N. Galati, A. Nanni, L. R. Dharani, F. Focacci and M. A.Aiello, "Thermal effects on bond between FRP rebars and concrete", Composites
    Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, Vol. 37, Issue 8, pp. 1223-1230,
    2006.
  • J. Wei, and L. R. Dharani, "Response of Laminated Glass Subjected to Blast Loading", International
    Journal of Impact Engineering, Vol. 32[12], pp. 2032-2047, 2006.
  • S. Zhao, L. R. Dharani, L. Chai and S. D. Barbat, "Analysis of damage in Laminated Automotive Glazing Subjected to
    Simulated Head Impact", Engineering Failure Analysis, Vol 13 Issue 4, pp
    582-597, 2006.
  • S. Zhao, L. R. Dharani, L. Chai and S. D. Barbat, "Dynamic Response of Laminated Automotive Glazing Impacted by
    Spherical Headform", International Journal of Crashworthiness, Vol. 11,
    Issue 1, pp. 1-9, 2006.
  • J. Wei, M. S. Shetty and L. R. Dharani, "Stress Characteristics of a Laminated Architectural Glazing Subjected to
    Blast Loading", Computers & Structures, Vol. 84[10-11], 699-707, 2006.

Awards and recognition

Awards

  • Fellow ASME
  • Associate Fellow AIAA
  • Missouri S&T Dean of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award 2004
  • AMAE Excellence Award for Teaching October 2001
  • Missouri S&T Outstanding Teaching Award 1992-93, 96-97, 99-00, 00-01, 02-03, 03-04
  • Missouri S&T Letter of Commendation for Teaching Excellence 1986-87, 88-89, 97-98, 01-02
  • Missouri S&T Faculty Excellence Award 1996, 2001
  • McDonnell Douglas Foundation Faculty Excellence Award 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995
  • General Motors Faculty Excellence Award 1994
  • University of Missouri Research Board 2001-02 Academic Year
  • Sigma Xi Recognition Award Missouri S&T Chapter, 1997
  • Commander's Medallion Award Army Aviation & Troop Command, St.Louis, 1997
  • Centennial Certificate for Exceptional Contribution ASEE, 1993
  • Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering 1993-date
  • Marquis Who's Who in Technology 1989-date
  • Honorary Keramos 1988
  • Summer Fellow USAF Summer Faculty Research Program, 1986
  • Govt. of India Undergraduate and Graduate Merit Scholar 1964-1969, 1969-1971
  • Sigma Gamma Tau 1992

Accomplishments

Professional Affiliations
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Associate Fellow
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Fellow
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
Major Consulting Activities
  • MO-Sci Corp (1994-1995)
  • EASi Engineering (1990-1992)
  • Orscheln Corp (1991-1993)
  • Ludlow-Saylor (1990-1991)
  • RETEK (1988-1989)
  • University of Dayton Research Institute (1988-1990)
  • Universal Technology Corp (1987)
  • Silver Dollar City, Inc. (1987)
  • Systran Corporation (1986-1987)

Course information

Distance courses

2020 Fall Semester
2020 Spring Semester