Siladitya Pal - Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Siladitya Pal
Siladitya Pal Assistant professor Website
Areas of Interest
  • Multiscale Modeling of Heteogeneous Materials: [Fracture of Staggered Composites, Architectured Materials ], Multiphysics Computational Modeling of Fracture: [Li-ion Battery Electrodes, Fracture of Polycrystalline Cathode ], Computational Solid Mechanics: [ Phase Field Fracture, Phase Transformation, Plasticity, Damage, Parallel Computing ], Metamaterials: Computational Modeling and Experiments [Elastic Wave Bandgap, Computational Homogenization]
Professional Background
2010-01-015 years Post Doctoral Research AssociateUniversity of Pittsburgh
Honors and Awards
Best Master’s ThesisIISc, Bangalore2006
Best Thesis in the division of Aerospace StructureIISc, Bangalore2006
Educational Details
PhDMechanical EngineeringMichigan Technological University2010
MSAerospace EngineeringIndian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India2006
Bachelor of EngineeringMechanical EngineeringBengal Engineering and Science University, Howrah, India2003
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyStart DatePeriod
Higher order and adaptive time integrators for fully coupled chemo-mechano-reaction problemDST SERB (MATRICS)2020-12-01Ongoing
Tunable phononic materials for low frequency band gap using computational and experimental approacheDST-SERB2017-014 years 5 months
Multiphysics based large-scale computational framework for next-generation energy storage materialsIIT Roorkee2015-015 years 7 months
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Advanced Mechanics of SolidsMIN 552PG and UG (Final year)Autumn
Mechanics of MaterialsMIN 206UG (BTech 2nd year)Spring
Modeling and SimulationMIN 511BPG and UG (Final year)Spring
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Date
Failure of heterogeneous material in chemo-mechano-reacto environmentSourav KumarO2022-01-03
Chemo-mechanical modeling of fracture in heterogeneous cathode for lithium-ion batteryAvtar SinghA2016-01
Design of low-frequency and wide elastic wave bandgap in metamaterials: modeling and experiment Nitish KumarO2017-01
Refereed Journal Papers

=========== Publications after joining at IIT Roorkee========

[1] A Singh, S Pal; Strain gradient enhanced chemo-mechanical modeling of fracture in cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries, International Journal of Solids and Structures (Accepted, Article in press) [link]

[2] N Kumar, S Pal; Unraveling interactions of resonances for tunable low frequency bandgap in multi-phase metamaterials under applied deformation; International Journal of Solids and Structures, 2021, 212, 169-201 [link]

[3] A Singh, S Pal; Multi-phase field modeling for various fracture mechanisms in composites; Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 2021, 241, 107348  [link]

[4] A Singh, S Pal;  Coupled chemo-mechanical modeling of fracture in polycrystalline cathode for lithium-ion battery; International Journal of Plasticity; 2020, 127, 102636  [link]

[5] N Kumar, S Pal; Low frequency and wide band gap metamaterial with divergent shaped star units: numerical and experimental investigations; Applied Physics Letters; 2019, 115(25), 254101 [link]

[6] A Singh, TS Sandhu, S Pal;  Interplay of various fracture mechanisms in bio-inspired staggered structure; Mechanics of Materials; 2019, 139, 103215  [link]

[7] D.C. Pant and S Pal; Phase transformation and energy dissipation of porous shape memory alloy structure under blast loading; Mechanics of Materials; 2019, 132, 31-46 [link]


=========== Publications prior joining at IIT Roorkee========

[8] SS Damle, S Pal, PN Kumta, S Maiti; Effect of silicon configurations on the mechanical integrity of silicon–carbon nanotube heterostructured anode for lithium ion battery: A computational study; Journal of Power Sources, 2016, 304, 373-383

[9] J Thunes, RM Miller, S Pal, S Damle, RE Debski, S Maiti; The effect of size and location of tears in the supraspinatus tendon on potential tear propagation; Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 2015, 137 (8), 08101

[10] A Chaya, S Yoshizawa, K Verdelis, N Myers, BJ Costello, DT Chou, S Pal, S Maiti, PN Kumta, C Sfier; In vivo study of magnesium plate and screw degradation and bone fracture healing; Acta Biomaterialia, 2015, 18, 262-269

[11] J Zhou, S Pal, S Maiti, LA Davidson; Force production and mechanical accommodation during convergent extension; Development; 2015, 142 (4), 692-701

[12] A Tsamis, S Pal, JA Phillippi, TG Gleason, S Maiti, DA Vorp; Effect of aneurysm on biomechanical properties of “radially-oriented” collagen fibers in human ascending thoracic aortic media; Journal of biomechanics, 2014, 47 (16), 3820-3824

[13] SE Henderson, K Verdelis, S Maiti, S Pal, WL Chung, DT Chou, PN Kumta, AJ Almarza; Magnesium alloys as a biomaterial for degradable craniofacial screws; Acta biomaterialia, 2014, 10 (5), 2323-2332

[14] A Feola, S Pal, P Moalli, S Maiti, S Abramowitch; Varying degrees of nonlinear mechanical behavior arising from geometric differences of urogynecological meshes; Journal of Biomechanics, 2014, 47 (11), 2584-2589

[15] S Pal, A Tsamis, S Pasta, A D'Amore, TG Gleason, DA Vorp, S Maiti; A mechanistic model on the role of “radially-running” collagen fibers on dissection properties of human ascending thoracic aorta; Journal of Biomechanics; 2014, 47 (5), 981-988

[16] S Pal, SS Damle, SH Patel, MK Datta, PN Kumta, S Maiti; Modeling the delamination of amorphous-silicon thin film anode for lithium-ion battery; Journal of Power Sources; 2014, 246, 149-159

[17] S Pal, SS Damle, PN Kumta, S Maiti; Modeling of lithium segregation induced delamination of a-Si thin film anode in Li-ion batteries; Computational Materials Science; 2013, 79, 877-887

[18] S Pal, S Damle, S Patel, MK Dutta, PN Kumta, S Maiti; Micromechanisms of capacity fade in silicon anode for lithium-ion batteries; ECS Transactions; 2012, 41 (11), 87-99

[19] I Banerjee, S Pal, S Maiti; Computationally efficient black-box modeling for feasibility analysis; Computers & Chemical Engineering 34 (9), 1515-1521

[20] S Pal, S Maiti, G Subhash; Effect of microscopic deformation mechanisms on the dynamic response of soft cellular materials; Mechanics of Materials; 2010, 42 (2), 118-133

[21] S Pal, MG Kulkarni, DV Kubair; Mode-3 spontaneous crack propagation in symmetric functionally graded materials; International Journal of Solids and Structures, 2007, 44 (1), 242-254

[22] MG Kulkarni, S Pal, DV Kubair; Mode-3 spontaneous crack propagation in unsymmetric functionally graded materials; International Journal of Solids and Structures; 2007, 44 (1), 229-241

[23] S Pal, DV Kubair;  Finite element simulations of microvoid growth due to selective oxidation in binary alloys; Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering; 2006, 14 (7), 1211


Nitish Kumar and Siladitya Pal, Tunable elastic wave bandgap and local resonances in single-phase metamaterial with applied deformation,14th International Conference on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena (METAMATERIALS), 28th Sep-3rd Oct 2020, New York, U.S.A.

Nitish Kumar and Siladitya Pal, Harnessing multimode resonances to enhance low frequency sonic bandgap in single phase metamaterial, Virtual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, 29th Sep-1st Oct 2020, U.S.A.

Avtar Singh and Siladitya Pal, Fracture mechanism of Bio-inspired composite structure with interlayer mineral bridges. Virtual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, 29th Sep-1st Oct 2020, U.S.A

Nitish Kumar and Siladitya Pal, Computational modelling of tunable low frequency band gap in Ternary Locally Resonant Acoustic Metamaterial (TLRAM) , 7th International Conference on Computational Mechanics and Simulation, 11-13th December 2019, IIT Mandi, India.

Avtar Singh and Siladitya Pal, Chemo-mechano modeling of heterogeneous cathode with gradient elasticity. 7th International Conference on Computational Mechanics and Simulation, 11-13th December 2019, IIT Mandi, India.

Avtar Singh and Siladitya Pal, Fracture map for particulate composite cathode in lithium ion battery, International Meeting on Eenergy Storage Devices, 16-18th December 2019, IIT Roorkee, India.

Aman Mahar and Siladitya Pal, Role of geometrical features on mechanical properties in bio-inspired staggered composites, 9th International Conference on Multi-scale Materials Modeling, 28th Oct - 2nd Nov, 2018, Osaka, Japan.

Nitish Kumar and Siladitya Pal, Low frequency wide acoustic bandgap using ternary locally resonant metamaterial, 13th Western Eastern Pacific Acoustic Conference, 11-15th December 2018, New Delhi, India.

Shivam Sharma and Siladitya Pal, Tunable phononic bandgap for auxetic lattice, Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, 3-5th June 2017, San Diego, USA.

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