Tribikram Kundu

Engr. Mechanics & Structures



  • Ph.D. Solid Mechanics, U.C.L.A., 1983
  • M.S. Solid Mechanics, U.C.L.A., 1980
  • B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering, I.I.T. Kharagpur, India, 1979

Research Interests:

Dr. Kundu has made significant and original contributions in both basic and applied research in nondestructive testing (NDT) and structural health monitoring (SHM) by ultrasonic and electromagnetic techniques.  His fundamental research interests are monitoring the health of existing and new structures by ultrasonic and other NDT techniques.  His research requires knowledge of elastic wave propogation in multi-layered solids, fracture mechanics, computational mechanic, geo- and biomechanics.  He has extensive collaborations with international and U.S. scientists.  He has spent 28 months in the Department of Biology, J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany, first as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow and then as a Humboldt Research Prize winner.  He has also spent one month to one year in each of the following institutes as an Invited Professor.

  • Department of Mechanics, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenberg, Sweden
  • Acoustic Microscopy Center, Semienov Institute of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow
  • Department of Civil Engineering, EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne)  Switzerland
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering , University of Technology, Compiegne, France
  • Laboratory of Mechanics and Physics, University of Bordeaux, France
  • Electrical Engineering Department (SATIE Lab.), Ecole Normale Superieure, France
  • Aarhus University Medical School, Aarhus, Denmark
  • Department of Applied Physics, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo
  • Nondestructive Evaluation branch of the Wright-Patterson Material Laboratory, Air Force Laboratory (AFRL), Dayton, Ohio 


  • CE214 - Statics
  • CE215 - Mechanics of Solids
  • CE303 - Numberical Analysis with MATLAB
  • CE/EM 402/502 - Introduction to Finite Element Analysis
  • EM504 - Theory of Elasticity
  • EM505 - Continuum Mechanics
  • EM508 - Fracture Mechanics
  • EM511 - Advanced Finite Element Analysis
  • EM604 - Theory of Plasticity and Applications
  • CE/EM 606/AME 660 -  Elastic Waves and Nondestrictive Testing

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