Dr. Chetan S. Jarali received his Doctor of Philosophy in Micromechanics and Modelling of High Performance Adaptive Shape memory Composites with  Multifunctional Materials in 2012. His Master’s specialization is in Design Engineering  from K.L.E College of Engineering and Technology, Visvesvaraya Technological University, (VTU), Belgaum, Karnataka State, India.  The Bachelor’s Degree is specialized in Mechanical Engineering from Sri Dharmastala Manjunatheshwar College of Engineering and Technology (SDMCET), Karnataka University (KUD), Dharwad, Karnataka State, India.


Research and development

New generations of materials having adaptive properties with multifunctional actuation and sensing capabilities, aided by improved mechanical, thermal and electrical properties have become the requirements to develop innovative systems. This has been the motivation towards my past and present research activities.


Past and Current Research

The PhD dissertation work investigates the micromechanics approaches to model the thermo- mechanical behaviours of shape memory alloy composites. The research is primarily focussed on understanding the shape memory behaviours of composites, which are inherent in multifunctional materials like shape memory alloys and polymers. The general goal of my current and future research involves investigating the principles underlying the characterization and computational modelling of Carbon nanotubes, Thermal and Magnetic Shape memory Alloys, Shape Memory Polymers, and Piezofiber/Microfibers; design of their counterpart hybrid composite structures; development of fabrication procedures and implementation to real-time structures. The development of the associated mechanics to capture the required physics of micro-nano structures made of multifunctional materials. Interests involve studies on the effect of micro fiber dispersion and alignment, adaptive fiber actuation, nanotube dispersion and agglomeration, microfiber-carbon nanotube bonding, interfacial stress transfer between fibers and epoxy, and between nano and microfibers themselves, effective properties prediction, strength analysis including fatigue and failure are the central questions that drive most of my important research activities. He has guided Master thesis as well as Ph.D thesis and is currently guiding Doctorate students.



Research Development

  • Linear and Nonlinear Continuum/Solid Mechanics.
  • Constitutive Modelling and Characterization of Active and Multifunctional Materials such as Thermal and Magnetic Shape memory Alloys, Shape Memory Polymers, Piezofiber/Macrofiber Composites.
  • Micromechanics and Homogenization of Composites reinforced with Smart Materials under electric, thermal, magnetic and elastic strain fields.
  • Nanomechanics and Modelling of Carbon Nanotube Composites.
  • Finite Element Formulation of Structures.
  • Stress-Strain and Effective Properties testing, Shape Control, Vibration Control and Damping of Structures and Systems using Multifunctional Materials.


Experimental Work Skills

  • Knowledge on Dynamic Universal Testing Machine – Instron E 3200, USA.
  • Knowledge on Digital Image Correlation Setup – DIC by Correlated Solutions, Inc.

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