Prof. Raghu V. Prakash

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Chennai 600 036, India


Office: Room # 209, Machine Design Section

Tel (O): +91 44 2257 4694                          







Dr. Raghu Prakash received his Master's and Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy, Madras (now Chennai).


His research interests include machine design, fatigue of materials, small specimen testing, environmental degradation of materials as well as product design and development.


Awards & Honors

 Editorial Responsibilities


1.     Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Structural Longevity

2.     Regional Editorial Board Member, Frattura ed Integrita Strutturale (IGF Journal of Fracture and Structural Integrity).

3.      Editorial Board Member, Journal of Life Cycle Reliability and Safety Engineering.


Selected Publications




1.     Infrared Thermography, Edited by: Raghu V Prakash, InTech, Croatia, 2012, ISBN: 978-953-51-0242-7.

2.     ICoRD 13-Global Product Development, Edited by: Amaresh Chakrabarti and Raghu V Prakash, Springer, 2013, ISBN: 978-81-322-1049-8.

3.     Advances in Structural Integrity-Proceedings of SICE 2016, Edited by: Raghu V Prakash, Vikram Jayaram, Ashok Saxena, Springer, 2018,

ISBN: 978-981-10-7196-6.

4.     Risk Based Technologies, Edited by: Prabhakar V Varde, Raghu V Prakash and Narendra S Joshi, Springer, 2019, ISBN: 978-981-13-5795-4.


Journal/Conference Proceedings/Book Chapters


  1. Nagarajan, S., and Raghu V Prakash, “A new patterning method for microstructural strain mapping of Al-5754 alloy using image Correlation”, Experimental Techniques, 42 (4), pp 453-458, 2018.
  2. John, M. and Prakash, R.V., “Quantification of fatigue damage in carbon fiber composite laminates through image processing”, Materials Today: Proceedings, 5 (9), pp 16995-17005, 2018.
  3. Prakash, R. V. and Sampath, D., “Effect of hold-time interspersed with cyclic loading on corrosion fatigue crack growth rate of a steel in sodium chloride solution”, Proceedings of ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Vol 12, 2018 (Honorable Mentions Award).
  4. Prakash, R.V., John, M., and Carboni, M., “A multiple-loading single-sample exploratory method of estimating damage in polymer composite materials through analysis of X-ray tomography images”, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pressure Vessels and Piping Division (Publication) PVP, 6B-2018.
  5. Prakash, R.V., and Maharana, M., “Post-fatigue creep and stress relaxation response of a hybrid polymer composite”, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE), 14, 2017 (Honorable Mentions Award).
  6. Prakash, R.V., John, M., Sudevan, D., Gianneo, A., and Carboni, M., “Fatigue studies on impacted and unimpacted CFRP laminates”, ASTM Special Technical Publication, Volume STP 1598, pp 94-118, 2017.
  7. Pant, B.K., Pavan, A.H.V., Prakash, R.V., and Kamaraj, M., “Effect of laser peening and shot peening on fatigue striations during FCGR study of Ti6Al4V”, International Journal of Fatigue, 93, pp. 38-50, 2016.
  8. Sudalaiyandi, A.K., Krishnamurthi, R., and Prakash, R.V., “Large deformation strain measurement using digital image correlation technique during axial crushing of an extruded AA-6063 tube”, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE), 9, 2016.
  9. Shammy, D., and Prakash, R.V., “Parametric analysis of factors influencing stiffness and crashworthiness of a ladder frame”, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE), 12, 2016.

10.  Raghu V. Prakash and Sampath Dhinakaran, “Understanding Fatigue Crack Growth Behavior at Low Frequencies for a Mn-Ni-Cr Steel in 3.5% NaCl Solution Under Controlled Cathodic Potential”, Materials Performance and Characterization, Vol. 4, No. 2, ASTM, Pa, USA, 2015.

11.  Chandraprakash Chindam, C V Krishnamurthy, Krishnan Balasubramaniam and Raghu V Prakash, “Thermomechanical response of metals: Maxwell Vs. Kelvin-Voigt models”, Materials Science Engineering A, 2013, Vol 560, pp 54-61.

12.  Hariharan, K and Raghu V Prakash, “Modification of fatigue strain-life equation for sheet metals considering anisotropy due to crystallographic texture”, Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures, Vol 35, No. 5, pp 458-465, 2012.

13.  Raghu V Prakash and Akash Bagla, “Fatigue Assessment of Bolts with and without Pretension Loading”, Journal of ASTM International (JAI), Vol 5, No. 9, Oct 2008. Also, ASTM STP 1508, ISBN: 978-0-8031-3416-4, 2008.

14.  N. E. Ashbaugh, B. Dattaguru, M. Khobaib, T. Nicholas, Raghu V Prakash, T. S. Ramamurthy, B. R. Seshadri, R. Sunder, “Experimental and Analytical Estimates of Fatigue Crack Closure in an Aluminium-Copper Alloy- Part I: Laser interferometry and electron fractography”, J. of Fatigue and Fracture of Engg. Materials and Structures, Vol 20, No: 7, 1997, pp 951-962, 1997.

15.  Raghu V Prakash, R. Sunder and E.I. Mitchenko, “A Study of Naturally Initiating Notch root Fatigue Cracks Under Spectrum Loading”, Advances in Fatigue Lifetime Predictive Techniques: Third Volume, ASTM STP 1292, pp 248-264, ASTM, Pa, 1996. ISBN 080312029X.