Dr. Abhendra Singh

Dr. Abhendra Singh
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Education

· Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Syracuse University (2013)

· M.S., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Syracuse University (2009)

· B.Tech, Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Roorkee (2002)

Research Interests

Ceramic Matrix Composites

Emerging Materials for Hypersonic Applications

Hybrid, Multifunctional Composite Structures

Modeling of Damage in Composite Structures

Research Collaborators

NASA

U.S. Army

National Institute of Aviation Research

Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.

Students

Present 

Venkata N. B. P. Sodisetty, Ph.D. student

Hannah James, Ph.D. student

Jagjeevan Singh Thind, Ph.D. student

Nicholas Parolini, M.S. student

Walker Jackson, Undergraduate researcher

Charlye Baker, Undergraduate researcher

Past Students

Brianna Ortega, M.S. 2021. Project Title: Thermal Shock Effects in Alumina Based Oxide/Oxide CMCs. Sponsor: Spirit Aerosystems, Inc

Amir Nasirmanesh, M.S. 2021. Project Title: Effects of Midplane Carbon Nanotube Sheet Interleave on the Strength and Impact Damage Resistance of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites

Keeley Lee, B.S. 2022. Undergraduate Researcher

Daniel Villaflor, B.S. 2021. Undergraduate Researcher

Experience

· Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Baylor University (2019-Present)

· Visiting Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Purdue University Northwest (2017-19)

· National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology (2015-17)

· Postdoctoral Research Associate, Engineering Science and Mechanics, The Pennsylvania State University (2014-15)

Awards

All University Doctoral Prize 2014, Syracuse University.

Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Syracuse University.

Membership in Professional Organizations

American Ceramics Society, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Journal Publications

1. Sodisetty VNBP, Singh AK, James H, Lee K and Benedict Z. Damage evolution in quasi-statically indented alumina based oxide/oxide ceramic matrix composites: an experimental investigation. Ceramics International 2022; 48(21): 32491-32503.

2. Ortega B, Kitt B, Slater S, Lee K, Benedict Z and Singh AK. Effects of moisture ingression on the impact damage resistance and damage tolerance of alumina based oxide/oxide ceramic matrix composites. Journal of Composite Materials 2022; 56 (22): 3483-3494.

3. Ortega B, Kitt B, Singh AK, Kahle K, Lee K, Villaflor D and Benedict Z. Thermal shock effects on the impact resistance, tolerance and flexural strength of alumina based oxide/oxide ceramic matrix composites. Ceramics International 2022; 48: 3544-3553.

4. Nasirmanesh A, Singh AK, Villaflor D and Blandford B. Effects of midplance carbon nanotube sheet interleave on the strength and impact damage resistance of carbon fiber reinforced polymer composites. Polymer Composites 2022; 43(5): 3085-3095.

5. Singh AK, Kahle K, James H, Horner AL, Villaflor D and Benedict Z. Environmental effects on the strength and impact damage resistance of alumina-based oxide/oxide ceramic matrix composites. Ceramics International 2021; 47 (12): 17268-75.

6. Kemnitz RA, Cobb GR, Singh AK and Hartsfield CR. Characterization of Simulated Low Earth Orbit Space Environment Effects on Acid-spun Carbon Nanotube Yarns. Materials and Design; First published online September 3 2019.

7. Singh AK, Davidson BD, Zehnder AT and Hasseldine BPJ. An Analytical Model for the Response of Carbon/Epoxy-Aluminum Honeycomb Core Sandwich Structures Under Quasi-Static Indentation Loading. Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials 2019; 21 (6): 1930 - 1952.

8. Singh AK, Cobb GR and Kemnitz RA. In-situ Characterization of Bulk Carbon Nanotube Behavior in a Sheet Under Tensile Load. Materials Today Communications 2018; 17: 493–500.

9. Singh AK and Mall S. Tensile and Fatigue Behavior of Oxide/Oxide CMC with Simulated Foreign Object Damage in Combustion Environment. International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology2018; 15: 16-27.

10. Singh AK, Misak HE and Mall S. Effects of UVB Light Exposure on Tensile Behavior of Carbon Nanotube Sheet. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2018; 18 (3): 2079-2084.

11. Seo J, Singh AK, Zhang Y, Ma J, Bakis CE, Rahn CD and Hickner MA. Electrolyte resistant epoxy for bonding batteries based on sandwich

structures. Journal of Applied Polymer Science 2018; 135 (15): 46059 (1-9).

12. Singh AK, Sabelkin V and Mall S. Creep-Rupture Behavior of Notched Oxide/Oxide Ceramic Matrix Composite in Combustion Environment. Advances in Applied Ceramics 2017; 117(1): 30-41.

13. Singh AK, Sabelkin V and Mall S. Fatigue Behavior of Double-Edge Notched Oxide/Oxide Ceramic Matrix Composite in a Combustion Environment. Journal of Composite Materials 2017; 51 (26): 3669-3683.

14. Cobb, GR, Singh AK and Mall S. In-Situ Characterization of Microstructural Changes in a Carbon Nanotube Sheet under Sustained Load. Materials and Design 2017; 134: 494-501.

15. Zhang Y, Ma J, Singh AK, Cao L, Seo J, Rahn CD, Bakis CE and Hickner MA. Multifunctional Structural Lithium Ion Battery for Electric Vehicles. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures 2017; 28(12): 1603-1613.

16. Hasseldine BPJ, Zehnder AT, Keating B, Singh AK and Davidson BD. Compressive strength of aluminum honeycomb core sandwich panels with thick carbon/epoxy facesheets subjected to barely visible indentation damage. Journal of Composite Materials 2016; 50(3): 387-402.

17. Singh AK, Cao L, Ma J, Seo J, Bakis CE, Zhang Y, Hickner MA and Rahn CD. Design, manufacture and test of a novel structural battery based on sandwich construction. Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials 2015; 17(6): 666-690.

18. Singh AK, Davidson BD, Hasseldine BPJ and Zehnder AT. Damage resistance of aluminum core honeycomb sandwich panels with carbon/epoxy face sheets. Journal of Composite Materials 2015; 49 (23): 2859-2876.

19. Singh AK, Davidson BD, Eisenberg DP, Czabaj MW and Zehnder AT. Damage characterization of quasi-statically indented composite sandwich structures. Journal of Composite Materials 2013; 47 (10): 1211-1229.

20. Czabaj MW, Zehnder AT, Davidson BD and Singh AK. Compressive strength of honeycomb-stiffened graphite/epoxy sandwich panel with barely visible indentation damage. Journal of Composite Materials 2014; 48 (20): 2455-2471.

21. Singh AK and Davidson BD. Effects of temperature, seawater and impact on the strength, stiffness and life of sandwich composites. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites 2011; 30 (3): 269-277.

Conference Proceedings and Presentations

1. Singh AK, James J and Hyde T. Thermo-Plasma Effects on the Structural and Microstructural Degradation of Alumina-mullite based Oxide/Oxide Ceramic Matrix Composites for Hypersonic Applications. Presented at the 45th Annual Conference on Composites, Materials and Structures, January 2022; Cape Canaveral, FL USA.

2. Sodisetty VNBP, Singh AK, James H, Lee K and Benedict Z. Damage evolution in quasi-statically indented oxide/oxide ceramic matrix composite: an experimental investigation. Presented virtually at the 46th International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites 2022.

3. James H, Sodisetty VNB, Benedict Z, Leek K and Singh AK. A comparative study on X-ray computed tomography and flash thermography for non-destructive evaluation of oxide/oxide ceramic matrix composites. Presented virtually at the 46th International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites 2022.

4. Xu J, Singh AK and Davidson BD. Damage prediction in quasi-statically indented sandwich composite structures using a two-region plate model.

Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Composite Materials 2019; Melbourne, Australia.

5. Singh AK, Sabelkin V and Mall S. Creep-Rupture Behavior of Notched Oxide/Oxide Ceramic Matrix Composite in a Combustion Environment. Presented at the 41st International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, January 2017, Daytona Beach, FL.

6. Singh AK, Sabelkin V and Mall S. Fatigue Behavior of Double-Edge Notched Oxide/Oxide Ceramic Matrix Composite in a Combustion Environment. Presented at the 40th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, January 2016, Daytona Beach, FL.

7. Singh AK, Davidson BD, Zehnder AT and Hasseldine BPJ. An Analytical Model for the Response of Carbon/Epoxy-Aluminum Honeycomb Core Sandwich Structures Under Quasi-Static Indentation Loading. Presented at the American Society for Composites 31st Technical Conference and ASTM Committee D30 Meeting, September 2016, Williamsburg, VA.

8. Singh AK, Misak HE and Mall S. Effects of UVB Light Exposure on Tensile Behavior of Carbon Nanotube Sheet. Presented at the Global Congress & Expo on Materials Science and Nanoscience, October 2016, Dubai, UAE.

9. Singh AK, Davidson BD, Eisenberg DP, Czabaj MW and Zehnder AT. Barely visible impact damage evaluation of composite sandwich structures. Proceedings of the 51st AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference; 2010 April; Orlando, FL.

10. Hasseldine BPJ, Zehnder AT, Keating B, Singh AK and Davidson BD. Compression after impact of thick sandwich composite structures. Proceedings of the 54th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference; 2013 April; Boston, MA.

11. Czabaj MW, Zehnder AT, Davidson BD, Singh AK and Eisenberg DP. Combined experimental/numerical assessment of compression after impact of sandwich composite structures. Proceedings of the SEM Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics; 2010 June; Indianapolis, IN.

12. Czabaj MW, Zehnder AT, Davidson BD, Singh AK and Eisenberg DP. Compression after impact of sandwich composite structures: experiments and modeling. Proceedings of the 51st AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference; 2010 April; Orlando, FL.

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