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Department of Civil Engineering
Sumedha Moharana
Assistant Professor,
Department of Civil Engineering,
School of Engineering
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Education Details
Ph. D. (Structural Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, 2013
M. Tech (Structural Engineering), Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Odisha, 2008
B. E (Civil Engineering), Berhampur University, Odisha, 2006
Professional Experience
Lecturer, College of Engineering & Technology, Bhubaneswar (BPUT), Sep. 2008 - Dec. 2008
Project scientist, Indian institute of Technology, Delhi, Dec. 2012 - Apr. 2013
Research Interests
Structural health monitoring
Smart material and structures
Damage quantification and prediction using piezo vibration characteristic
Analytical formulation of integrated sensor-structure system
Non-destructive evaluation and system identification
Select Publications
Parhi P. K., and Maharana, S. (2008), “Parametric study for free vibration analysis of delaminated spherical shell structures”, International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Applications in Engineering Technology and Science, Vol. 1,pp. 87-92.

Moharana, S. and Bhalla, S. (2012), “Numerical Investigation of Shear Lag Effect on PZT-Structure Interaction: Review and Application,” Current Science, Vol.103, No. 25, pp. 685-696.

Bhalla, S. and Moharana, S. (2013), “A Refined Shear Lag Model for Adhesively Bonded Piezo Transducer,” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 33-48

Moharana, S. and Bhalla, S. (2013), “A Continuum Based Shear Lag Model for Electro-Mechanical Impedance (EMI) Technique,” International Journal of Solids and Structures, (in Press).

Moharana, S. and Bhalla, S. (2013), “Modelling of Piezo-Bond Structure System for Structural Health Monitoring Using EMI Technique,” Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 569, pp. 1234-1240. (DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.569-570.1234).

Moharana, S. and Bhalla, S. (2013), “Influence of Adhesive Bond Layer on Power and Energy Transduction Efficiency of Piezo-Impedance Transducer,” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures. (accepted)

Moharana, S. and Bhalla, S. (2013) “Investigation of Bond Influence on Damage Detection Technique for Coupled Electro-Mechanical Impedance Technique,” Journal of Aerospace Engineering, ASCE. (Communicated).

Moharana, S. and Bhalla, S. (2009), “Finite Element Modelling of PZT-Structure Interaction for Electro-mechanical Impedance technique” (Extended Abstract), Proceedings of 3rd International Congress on Computational Mechanics and Simulation, 1-3 December, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, pp. 127-128.

Moharana, S. and Bhalla, S. (2010), “Numerical Study of PZT-Structure Interaction For Electro Mechanical Impedance (EMI) Technique,” Presented on VETOMAC-VI, 13th - 15th DEC, 2010, IIT Delhi, pp 571-578.

Moharana, S. and Bhalla, S. (2012), “New Refined 1D Analytical and Numerical Shear Lag Model Using Electro-Mechanical Impedance (EMI) Technique,” Proceedings of International Conference on Smart Materials Structures and Systems, January 04-07, 2012, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.

Moharana, S. and Bhalla, S. (2012), “Review of Power Consumption and Energy Efficiency for Piezo-Impedance Model using Electro-Mechanical Impedance (EMI) Technique,” Indo-French symposium on Sensors Technologies and Systems , 1-4 March, 2012, IIT, Delhi.

Poster presentation for the topic “Investigation of Shear Force Mechanism for Coupled Piezo-Eleastodynamic Model Using Electro-Mechanical Impedance (EMI) Technique” on National Science Day at IIT, Delhi on 28/02/2012.

Maharana, S. and Bhalla, S. (2013), “Non-Destructive Evaluation of Concrete Structures using Piezo-Impedance Transducer,” UKIERI Congress, 5th -8th March, 2013, National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, Punjab.

Moharana, S. and Bhalla, S. (2013). “Analytical and Numerical Modelling of Shear Lag Effect for PZT-Structure Impedance model,” 9th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, 9th -11th Sep. 2013, Stanford.
National and International Recognition
M.H.R.D. Scholarship for Ph.D., (2009-2013)

Selected as APSS, 2012 (Asia pacific summer school) participant among 10 best participants from all over India (Organized by IIsc, Bangalore, Funded by NPMASS and DST, India).
Executive Summary
Sumedha has completed her Ph.D. from IIT, Delhi. During her doctoral studies she handled many research projects funded by DRDO, ISRO, DST and MHRD. Her major research interests are, smart structure, piezo-impedance based structural health monitoring, shear lag effect and piezo-structure interaction. In addition, she is also interested in composite structure, dynamic behaviour of thin wall structure.
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