Dr. Raj Das

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Centre for Advanced Composite Materials (CACM)

University of Auckland, New Zealand


2002 PhD (Applied Mechanics) Monash University, Australia

1995 Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)  Jadavpur University, India

Publications (selected)

  1. Kraus, B., Das, R. and Banerjee, B., 2014. Characterization of cohesive laws for foam-metal interfaces. International Journal of Applied Mechanics, (Accepted on 31 July 2014).
  2. Das, R., Zhang, Y., Schaubs, P. and Cleary, P.W., 2014. Modelling rock fracturing caused by magma intrusion using the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics method. Computational Geosciences, (Accepted on 9 July 2014).
  3. Cao, J., Xie, S.Q., Das, R., and Zhu, G. L., 2014. Control strategies for effective robot assisted gait rehabilitation: the state of art and future prospects, Medical Engineering and Physics, (Accepted on 10 July 2014).
  4. Lagos, M. and Das, R., 2014. Analytical solution for the axisymmetric buckling of cylindrical shells, International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design, (Accepted on 10 May 2014). DOI: 10.1007/s10999-014-9259-9.
  5. Shahmiri, R., Das, R., Aarts, J.M., and Bennani, V., 2014. Finite element analysis of an implant assisted removable partial denture during bilateral loading: Occlusal rests position, Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, (Accepted on 9 May 2014) DOI: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2014.04.023.
  6. Kazmi, S. M. R., Das, R., and Jayaraman, K., 2014. Sheet forming of Flax reinforced polypropylene composites using Vacuum Assisted Oven Consolidation (VAOC). Journal of Materials Processing Technology, vol. 214(11), pp. 2375-2386, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2014.04.030.
  7. Das, R., Collins, A., Verma, A., Fernandez, J. and Taylor, M., 2014. Evaluating simulant materials for understanding cranial backspatter from a ballistic projectile. Journal of Forensic Sciences, (Accepted on 18 April 2014).
  8. Bradley, A., Swain, M.V., Waddell, N., Das, R., Athens, J., Kieser, J.A., 2013. A comparison between rib fracture patterns in peri- and post-mortem compressive injury in a piglet model, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2013.06.004. Impact factor: 3.122 (5 year).
  9. Das, R. and Burbery, N.J., 2013. Trends and Developments in the Manufacturing of Polymer Nanofibrils with the Electrospinning Technique. Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol. 446-447, pp. 1298-1303. DOI: 10.4028/ ISSN: 1350-6307.
  10. Sreenivasan, D., Watson, M., Callon, K., Dray, M., Das, R., Grey, A., Cornish, J., Fernandez, J.W., 2013. ‘Integrating clinical indices, CT imaging and computational modelling to assess fluoride treated bone, Medical Engineering and Physics, vol. 35(12), pp. 1793-1800. Impact factor: 2.019 (5 year).
  11. Shahmiri, R., Aarts, J.M., Bennani, V., Das, R., and Swain, M.V., 2013. Strain distribution in a kennedy class I implant assisted removable partial denture under various loading conditions, International Journal of Dentistry, DOI:
  12. Kieser, J., Weller, S., Swain, M., Waddell, N., Das, R., 2013. Compressive rib fracture: peri-mortem and post-mortem trauma patterns in a pig model, Legal Medicine, vol. 15(4), pp. DOI: 193-201 10.1016/j.legalmed.2013.01.001.
  13. Das, R. and Cleary, P.W., 2013. A mesh-free approach for fracture modelling of gravity dams under earthquake, International Journal of Fracture, vol. 179(1), pp. 9-33. DOI: 10.1007/s10704-012-9766-3. Impact factor (5 year): 1.271.
  14. Rao, S., Das, R., and Bhattacharyya, D., 2013. Investigation of bond strength and energy absorption capabilities in recyclable sandwich panels. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, vol. 45(1), pp. 6-13. Impact factor (5 year): 3.160.
  15. Davey, S., Das, R., Kalyanasundaram, S., and Cantwell, W.J., 2013. Forming studies of carbon fibre composite sheets in dome forming processes, Composite Structures, vol. 97, pp. 310-316. Impact factor (5 year): 2.281.
  16. Fernandez, J.W., Das, R., Cleary, P.W., Hunter, P., Thomas, C.D.L., Clement, J., 2013. Using Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics to investigate Femoral Cortical bone remodelling at the Haversian level, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, vol. 29(1), pp. 129-143, DOI: 10.1002/cnm.2503, Impact factor (5 year): 2.031.
  17. Das, R., and Jones, R., 2012. Characteristics of the design surface of damage tolerance parameters and their relation to shape optimisation. International Journal of Fatigue (in press, accepted on April, 2012). Impact factor (5 year): 2.031.
  18. Das, R., Bhattacharjee, K.S., and Rao, S., 2012. Welding heat transfer analysis using Element Free Galerkin Method. Advanced Materials Research, Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland, vol. 410, pp. 298-301 (DOI: 10.4028/
  19. Fagan, T., Das, R., Lemiale, V., and Estrin, Y., 2012. Modelling of Equal Channel Angular Pressing using a Mesh-free Method, Journal of Materials Science, vol. 47(11), pp. 4514-4519. Impact factor (5 year): 1.723.
  20. Islam, S., Ibrahim, R.N., Das, R. and Fagan, T., 2012. Novel approach for modelling of nanomachining using a mesh-less method, Applied Mathematical Modelling, vol. 36(11), pp. 5589-5602 . DOI: 10.1016/j.apm.2012.01.005. Impact factor (5 year): 1.502.
  21. Chai, M.W., Bickerton, S., Bhattacharyya, D. and Das, R., 2012. Influence of Natural Fibres on the Flammability of Composites from Bio-derived Materials, Composites Part B: Engineering, vol. 43(7), pp. 2867–2874. Impact factor (5 year): 2.235.
  22. Cleary, P.W., Prakash, M., Das, R. and Ha, J., 2012. Modelling of Metal Forging using SPH. Applied Mathematical Modelling, vol. 36(8), pp. 3836–3855. DOI: 10.1016/j.apm.2011.11.019. Impact factor (5 year): 1.502.
  23. Elambasseril, J., Ibrahim, R.N. and Das, R., 2011. Evaluation of fracture characteristics of ceramic coatings on stainless steel substrates using circumferentially notched tensile specimens, Composites Part B: Engineering, vol. 42(6), pp. 1596-1602, DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2011.04.007. Impact factor (5 year): 2.235.
  24. Karekal, S., Das, R., Losse, L. and Cleary, P.W., 2011. Application of a mesh-free continuum method for simulation of rock caving processes. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, vol. 48(5), pp. 703-711. Impact factor (5 year): 1.688.
  25. Das, R., and Jones, R., 2011. Optimal topology design of industrial structures using an evolutionary algorithm. Optimization and Engineering, vol. 12(4), pp. 681-717 (DOI: 10.1007/s11081-010-9132-0). Impact factor (5 year): 1.414.