Jeyaraj P


Associate Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Professional Experience: 

Total: 20 years, and at NITK: 8 year 10 months

Contact Details


pjeyaemkm [at]




+91 7795858559
Academic Background

• PhD (IIT Madras), 2009
• M.E. (Govt. College of Engineering, Salem), 2002
• B.E. (Madurai Kamaraj University), 1999

Areas of Interest

• Mechanical Vibration,
• Structural Acoustics
• Polymer Composite

Significant Projects

• “Investigation on Passive Damping Capability of Natural Fiber Reinforced Composite and Visco-elastic Sandwich Structures”, SERB-DST Fast Track Project- ongoing
• Co Principal Investigator of “Vibration based structural health monitoring and progressive failure analysis of a rotating tapered composite plate” Aeronautical Research and Development Board - completed
• Principal Investigator of project titled, “Experimental and Numerical Investigation on Buckling and Vibration Behavior of Non-Uniformly Heated Laminated Polymer Nano Composite Plate", Structures Panel, Aeronautical Research and Development Board-Completed
* Principal Investigator of project titled, “Development of biodegradable micro perforated panel with non-uniform cross-section through 3D printing for sound absorption applications”,
Core Research Grant, SERB-DST, Rs. 36.22 Lakhs - Ongoing

Supervision of Ph.D

Ongoing: 07

Significant Publications

In last 5 Years
1. Rajesh, M and P Jeyaraj, Dynamic Mechanical Analysis and Free Vibration Behavior of Intra-ply Woven Natural Fiber Hybrid Polymer Composite, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 2016, 35, 228-242. https://
2. Vinod S. Bhagat, Jeyaraj Pitchaimani and S.M. Murigendrappa, Buckling and Vibration behavior of a Nonuniformly Heated Isotropic Cylindrical Panel, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, An International Journal,
2016, 57, 543-567.
3. Nivish George, P. Jeyaraj and S. M. Murigendrappa, Buckling and Free Vibration of Non- Uniformly Heated FGCNT Polymer Nano Composite Plate, International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, 2016,
4. Nivish George, Jeyaraj Pitchaimani, SM Murigendrappa, MC Lenin Babu, Vibroacoustic behavior of functionally graded carbon nanotube reinforced polymer nano composite plates, Journal of Materials: Design and
Applications, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part L, 2016, DOI:
5. MP Arunkumar, Jeyaraj Pitchaimani, KV Gangadharan, M C Lenin Babu, Influence of nature of core on vibro
acoustic behavior of sandwich aerospace structures, Aerospace Science and Technology, 2016, 56, 155-167.
6. M P Arunkumar, M Jagadeesh, Jeyaraj Pitchaimani, K V Gangadharan and M C Lenin Babu, Sound radiation
and transmission loss characteristics of a honeycomb sandwich panel with composite facings: Effect of inherent material damping Journal of Sound and Vibration, 2016, 383, 221-232.
7. Vinod S. Bhagat, Jeyaraj Pitchaimani and S.M. Murigendrappa, ”Buckling and dynamic characteristics of a
laminated cylindrical panel under non-uniform thermal load”, Steel and Composite Structures, 2016, 22(6),
1359-1389. DOI: 10.12989/scs.2016.22.6.1359
8. M Rajesh, SP Singh, Jeyaraj Pitchaimani, Mechanical behavior of woven natural fiber fabric composites: Effect of weaving architecture, intra-ply hybridization and stacking sequence of fabrics, Journal of Industrial
Textiles, 2018, 47 (5), 938-959.
9. M Rajesh and Jeyaraj Pitchaimani, Dynamic mechanical and free vibration behaviour of natural fiber braided
fabric composite: Comparison with conventional and knitted fabric composites, Polymer Composites, 2016,
10. Nivish George, P Jeyaraj, SM Murigendrappa, ”Buckling of non-uniformly heated isotropic beam: Experimental and theoretical investigations”, Thin-Walled Structures, 2016, 108, 245-255
11. MP Arunkumar, Jeyaraj Pitchaimani, KV Gangadharan, ”Bending and free vibration analysis of foam-filled
truss core sandwich panel”, Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials, 2016,
12. MP Arunkumar, Jeyaraj Pitchaimani, KV Gangadharan, M C Lenin Babu, Sound transmission loss characteristics of sandwich aircraft panels: Influence of nature of core, Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials,
2017, 19, 26-48.
13. M Rajesh, Jeyaraj Pitchaimani, Experimental Investigation on Buckling and Free Vibration Behavior of Woven
Natural Fiber Fabric Composite Under Axial Compression, Composite Structures, 2017, 163, 302-311. http://
14. M Rajesh, Jeyaraj Pitchaimani, Mechanical Properties of Natural Fiber Braided Yarn Woven Composite: Comparison with Conventional Yarn Woven Composite, Journal of Bionic Engineering, 2017, 14, 141-150. http://dx.-
15. M Rajesh, Jeyaraj Pitchaimani, Mechanical and Dynamic Mechanical Behavior of Novel Glass/Natural Fiber
Intra-ply Woven Polyester Composites, Sadhana, 2017, 42 (7), pp.1215-1223.
16. M Rajesh, Jeyaraj Pitchaimani, Mechanical characterization of natural fiber intra-ply fabric polymer composites: Influence of chemical modifications”, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 2017, 36 (22), pp.
17. Vinod Bhagat, Jeyaraj Pitchaimani, ”Experimental Investigation on Buckling Strength of Cylindrical Panel:
Effect of Non-Uniform Temperature Field”, International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 2018, 99, 247-257.
18. Shushanth Ashok and Jeyaraj Pitchaimani, ”Buckling Behavior of Non-Uniformly Heated Tapered Laminated
Composite Plates with Ply Drop-off”, International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, 2018, 18 (12).
19. M.P. Arunkumar, Jeyaraj Pitchaimani, K.V. Gangadharan, M.C. Leninbabu, ”Vibroacoustic response and sound
transmission loss characteristics of truss core sandwich panel filled with foam”, Aerospace Science and Technology, 2018, 78, 1-11.
20. Nivish George and Jeyaraj P, ”Non-uniform heat effects on buckling of laminated composite beam: experimental investigations”, International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, 2018; 18 (12).
21. S. Waddar , Jeyaraj Pitchaimani, M. Doddamani,, ”Influence of axial compression loads on buckling and free
vibration response of surface modified fly ash cenosphere/epoxy syntactic foams”, Journal of Composite Materials, 2018, 52 (19), 2621-2630.
22. S. Waddar , Jeyaraj Pitchaimani, M. Doddamani,, ”Snap-through buckling of fly ash cenosphere/epoxy syntactic foams under thermal environment”, Thin-Walled Structures(SCI), 2018, 131, 417-427.
23. S. Waddar , Jeyaraj Pitchaimani, M. Doddamani, Nikhil Gupta ”Buckling and free vibration behavior of
cenosphere/epoxy syntactic foams under axial compressive loading”, ASTM Materials Performance and
Characterization, 2018, 7 (1), 532-546.
24. S. Waddar , Jeyaraj Pitchaimani, M. Doddamani, Ever J Barbero, ”Buckling and vibration behaviour of syntactic foam core sandwich beam with natural fiber composite facings under axial compressive loads”, Composites Part B: Engineering , 2019, 175, 107133.
25. Nagamadhu M., Jeyaraj P., G.C. Mohan Kumar, ”Characterization and Mechanical Properties of Sisal Fabric
Reinforced Polyvinyl Alcohol Green Composites: Effect of Composition and Loading Direction”, Material Research Express, 2019, 6, 125320.
26. Nagamadhu M., Jeyaraj P., G.C. Mohan Kumar, ”Influence of Textile Properties on Dynamic Mechanical Behavior of Epoxy Composite Reinforced with Woven Sisal Fabrics”, Sadhana (SCI-E), 2020, 45 (1), 1-10.
27. S. Waddar , Jeyaraj Pitchaimani, M. Doddamani,”Effect of thermal loading on syntactic foam sandwich composite”, Polymer Composites, 2020, 1-11.
28. P Breunig, V Damodaran, K Shahapurkar, S Waddar, M Doddamani, P Jeyaraj, P Prabhakar, ”Dynamic impact
behavior of syntactic foam core sandwich composites”, Journal of Composite Materials, 2020, 54, 4, 535-547.
29. V Gunasekaran, Jeyaraj Pitchaimani, LBM Chinnapandi, ”Analytical investigation on free vibration frequencies of polymer nano composite plate: Effect of grapheme grading and non-uniform edge loading”, Materials
Today Communications, 2020, 24, 100910.
30. Ashishkumar, Vijay G, Jeyaraj Pitchaimani, M C Leninbabu, ”Acoustic response behavior of porous 3D
graphene foam plate” Applied Acoustics, 2020, 169, 107431.
31. Twinkle C. M. ,Nithun C, Jeyaraj Pitchaimani, Vasudevan Rajamohan, ”Modal Analysis of Cylindrical Panels
at Elevated Temperatures under Non-Uniform Heating Conditions: Experimental Investigation”, Proceedings
of the iMeche, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 2020, 235 (5), 812-828.
32. Amol Gilorkar, Rajesh Murugan and Jeyaraj Pitchaimani, ”Thermal Buckling of Sisal and Glass Hybrid Woven
Composites: Experimental Investigation”, Composites Part C Open Access,2020, 2, 100012.
33. M P Arunkumar, Jeyaraj Pitchaimani, KV Gangadharan, CVSN Reddy, ”Numerical and experimental study on
dynamic characteristics of honeycomb core sandwich panel from equivalent 2D model”, Sadhana, 2020, 45
(1), 1-6
34. C M Twinkle, Jeyaraj Pitchaimani, V Rajamohan, ”Free vibration modes of rectangular plate under non-uniform heating: An experimental investigation”, Structures, 2020,28, 1802-1817.
35. V Bhagat, Jeyaraj Pitchaimani, ”Meta-heuristic optimization of buckling and fundamental frequency of laminated cylindrical panel under graded temperature fields”, 2020, Polymers and Polymer Composites,
36. H S Bharath, A Sawardekar, S Waddar, P Jeyaraj, M Doddamani, “Mechancial behavior of 3D printed syntactic
foam composites”, 2020, Composite Structures, 112832.
37. H S Bharath, S Waddar, SI Bekinal, P Jeyaraj, M Doddamani, ”Effect of axial compression on dynamic response
of concurrently printed sandwich”, Composite Structures, 2021, 259, 113223.
38. R Sailesh, L Yuvaraj, J Pitchaimani, M Doddamani, LBM Chinnapandi, ”Acoustic behaviour of 3D printed biodegradable micro-perforated panels with varying perforation cross-sections”, Applied Acoustics, 2021, 174,
39. C M Twinkle, Jeyaraj Pitchaimani, ”Free vibration and stability of graphene platelet reinforced porous nanocomposite cylindrical panel: Influence of grading, porosity and non-uniform edge loads”, Engineering Structures, 2021, 230, 111670.
40. S Kanakannavar, Jeyaraj Pitchaimani, ”Fabrication and mechanical properties of braided flax fabric polylactic
acid bio-composites”, The Journal of The Textile Institute, 2021, 1-13.
41. S Kanakannavar, Jeyaraj Pitchaimani ”Thermal buckling of braided flax woven polylactic acid composites”,
Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 2021, 40 (7-8), 261- 272.
42. S Kanakannavar, Jeyaraj Pitchaimani, A Thalla, M Rajesh, ”Biodegradation properties and thermogravimetric
analysis of 3D braided flax PLA textile composites”, Journal of Industrial Textiles, 2021, 15280837211010666.
43. S Kanakannavar, Jeyaraj Pitchaimani, ”Fracture toughness of flax braided yarn woven PLA composites”, International Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization, 2021, 26 (4), 364-379.
44. V Gunasekaran, Jeyaraj Pitchaimani, and LBM Chinnapandi, ”Acoustic radiation and transmission loss of FGGraphene composite plate under nonuniform edge loading”, European Journal of Mechanics-A/Solids, 2021,
88, 1042491.
45. Jeyaraj Pitchaimani, Gupta, P., Rajamohan, V., Polit, O., Manickam, G. Acoustic fluid–structure study of 2D
cavity with composite curved flexible walls using graphene platelets reinforcement by higher-order finite element approach, Composite Structures, 2021, 272, 114180.
46. Richa Priyanka, C. M. Twinkle, Jeyaraj Pitchaimani, Stability and free vibration of porous FGM beam:Influence
of graded porosity, grapheme platelets, and axially varying loads, Engineering with Computers, 2021, Published on-line


• MHRD scholarship for pursuing M. E. (GCE, Salem) and Ph.D (IIT Madras)
• FAST TRACK project for Young Scientist DST, New Delhi


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