Researcher

Mr Nimal Kumar Balasubramani

Fields of Research (FoR)

Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation, Composite and Hybrid Materials, Stochastic Analysis and Modelling, Aerospace Materials, Aerospace Structures

Biography

I am a doctoral researcher at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia with research focus on stochastic multi-scale failure modelling of aerospace textile composite structures. In my research, I employ a range of tools and techniques in studying mechanics of composite materials and structures including advanced experimental techniques such as computerised tomography and digital image correlation, and computational mechanics and...view more

I am a doctoral researcher at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia with research focus on stochastic multi-scale failure modelling of aerospace textile composite structures. In my research, I employ a range of tools and techniques in studying mechanics of composite materials and structures including advanced experimental techniques such as computerised tomography and digital image correlation, and computational mechanics and statistical methods. As such, I have developed expertise in finite element analysis, virtual testing of materials, high performance computing and machine learning implementations.

Always open to explore opportunities to conduct collaborative research on virtual testing of composites.


My Research Activities

  • Modelling, fabrication and virtual testing composite structures
  • Multi-scale modelling of fibre reinforced composite materials
  • Damage prediction and characterisation for laminated composite materials
  • AI and machine learning in materials development, structural analysis and design
  • Stochastic structural analysis and reliability analysis

My Engagement

I am working on an ARC Linkage Project with Boeing Aerostructures Australia and translating the research findings into an intellectual property (research software plugin for Abaqus finite element software) that the industry can use.


My Teaching

  • Finite Element Methods
  • Composite Materials and Mechanics
  • Mechanical Design
  • Engineering Mechanics
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Location

Ainsworth J17, Room 208, Desk 33