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Subramaniam Rajan

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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3005
Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3005
Biography

Professor
School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering

Dr. Rajan began his academic career at ASU in Fall 1983. His research and teaching interests include the general area of finite element analysis and design optimization. He is the Director of Computational Mechanics Lab where algorithms for high-performance computations are developed and implemented. Dr. Rajan has worked on research projects sponsored by government agencies such as NSF, NASA, FAA, ARO and FHWA, and private companies such as Motorola, Honeywell Engines, SRP, Tyco International, Alcon and HYI working in diverse areas as design optimization, parallel processing, constitutive material modeling, microelectronic packaging, web-based distant learning, impact mitigation, biomechanics and engineering software development. Dr. Rajan is the author of the undergraduate John Wiley textbook Introduction to Structural Analysis and Design .

Expertise

Finite Element Based Design Optimization Parallel Computations Constitutive Material Modeling

Education

1983, Ph.D. Structural Mechanics, University Of Iowa
1979, M.S. Structural Mechanics, University of Iowa
1978, B. Tech (Hons) Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology - Kharagpur

 

Research Interests

My research interests include a wide variety of areas such as structural analysis via finite element method, design via numerical optimization techniques, understanding material behavior via experimental methods and constitutive modeling, and software development via object-oriented programming and parallel processing. I have worked on a variety of sponsored projects from such government agencies as the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), US Army Research Laboratories (ARL), Arizona Department of Transportation and private companies such as Honeywell, Motorola etc. with applications in aerospace, civil, mechanical, semiconductor packaging, biomechanics, and the defense industries.

Publications
  • Dharmarajan, Subramaniam. Introduction to Structural Analysis & Design. (2000).
Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 321Structural Analysis and Design
CNE 321Structural Analysis and Design
CEE 492Honors Directed Study
CEE 493Honors Thesis
CEE 499Individualized Instruction
CEE 532Developing Software Engr Appls
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
MAE 599Thesis
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CNE 321Structural Analysis and Design
CEE 321Structural Analysis and Design
CEE 492Honors Directed Study
CEE 493Honors Thesis
CEE 494Special Topics
CEE 499Individualized Instruction
CEE 526Finite Elements for Engineers
MAE 527Finite Elements for Engineers
CEE 580Practicum
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CNE 321Structural Analysis and Design
CEE 321Structural Analysis and Design
CEE 492Honors Directed Study
CEE 493Honors Thesis
CEE 494Special Topics
CEE 499Individualized Instruction
CEE 532Developing Software Engr Appls
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
MAE 593Applied Project
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 599Thesis
MAE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CNE 321Structural Analysis and Design
CEE 321Structural Analysis and Design
CEE 492Honors Directed Study
CEE 493Honors Thesis
CEE 494Special Topics
CEE 499Individualized Instruction
CEE 526Finite Elements for Engineers
MAE 527Finite Elements for Engineers
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
MAE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 321Structural Analysis and Design
CEE 432Developing Software Engr Appls
CNE 486Integrated Civil Engr Design
CEE 486Integrated Civil Engr Design
CEE 492Honors Directed Study
CEE 493Honors Thesis
CEE 494Special Topics
CEE 499Individualized Instruction
CEE 532Developing Software Engr Appls
CEE 580Practicum
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
MAE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
MAE 599Thesis
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
MAE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 321Structural Analysis and Design
CNE 321Structural Analysis and Design
CEE 486Integrated Civil Engr Design
CNE 486Integrated Civil Engr Design
CEE 492Honors Directed Study
CEE 493Honors Thesis
CEE 494Special Topics
CEE 499Individualized Instruction
CEE 526Finite Elements for Engineers
MAE 527Finite Elements for Engineers
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
MAE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 321Structural Analysis and Design
CEE 432Developing Software Engr Appls
CNE 486Integrated Civil Engr Design
CEE 486Integrated Civil Engr Design
CEE 492Honors Directed Study
CEE 493Honors Thesis
CEE 494Special Topics
CEE 499Individualized Instruction
CEE 532Developing Software Engr Appls
CEE 580Practicum
CEE 590Reading and Conference
MAE 592Research
CEE 592Research
MAE 593Applied Project
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 599Thesis
MAE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 498Pro-Seminar
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
MAE 592Research
MAE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 321Structural Analysis and Design
CNE 321Structural Analysis and Design
CEE 486Integrated Civil Engr Design
CNE 486Integrated Civil Engr Design
CEE 492Honors Directed Study
CEE 493Honors Thesis
CEE 494Special Topics
CEE 499Individualized Instruction
CEE 580Practicum
CEE 590Reading and Conference
MAE 592Research
CEE 592Research
MAE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 321Structural Analysis and Design
CEE 486Integrated Civil Engr Design
CNE 486Integrated Civil Engr Design
CEE 492Honors Directed Study
CEE 493Honors Thesis
CEE 494Special Topics
CEE 499Individualized Instruction
CEE 526Finite Elements for Engineers
MAE 527Finite Elements for Engineers
CEE 580Practicum
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
MAE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 432Developing Software Engr Appls
CEE 498Pro-Seminar
CEE 499Individualized Instruction
CEE 532Developing Software Engr Appls
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
MAE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 321Structural Analysis and Design
CEE 432Developing Software Engr Appls
CEE 492Honors Directed Study
CEE 493Honors Thesis
CEE 494Special Topics
CEE 499Individualized Instruction
CEE 532Developing Software Engr Appls
MAE 541CAD Tools for Engineers
CEE 580Practicum
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
MAE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Presentations
  • Dharmarajan, Subramaniam. COE for Airworthiness Assurance (AACE). FAA Centers of Excellence Meeting
  • Dharmarajan, Subramaniam. Inverse FEA for Design Optimization.
  • Dharmarajan, Subramaniam, St. Ville, J, Belegudu, A. Fine and Coarse Grain Parallelsim for Inverse Design Optimization. FEMCI Conference
  • Belegundu, A, Dharmarajan, Subramaniam, St. Ville, J. A Virtual Testing Based Approach for Structural Topology Optimization with Stress Constraints. 11th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference
  • Belegundu, A, Dharmarajan, Subramaniam, Wuppalapati, S, Nandakwang, P, Gianforcaro, R, St. Ville, J. A Virtual Testing Based Approach for Structural Topology Optimization with General Constraints. 47th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics & Materials Conference
  • Belgundu, A, Dharmarajan, Subramaniam, St. Ville, J. A Virtual Testing Based Approach for Structural Topology Optimization with Stress Constraints. 11th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference
  • Dharmarajan, Subramaniam. A Methodology To Design Multiphase, Graded Composites for Impact Mitigation.
  • Dharmarajan, Subramaniam. Topology and Shape Optimization for Helicopter Blade Design.
  • Belegundu, A, Dharmarajan, Subramaniam. Optimization Methodology to Design Structural Systems for Blast Mitigation. 17th US Army Solid Mechanics Symposium
  • Choksi, S, C, Mei, Nguyen, D, Dharmarajan, Subramaniam. Nonlinear Random Response of Large-Scale Sparse Finite Element Structural Problems. 48th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference
  • Dharmarajan, Subramaniam. Development of High-Performance Low-Cost Software System: An Opportunity for Entrepreneurs.
  • Belegudu, A, Dharmarajan, Subramaniam. Algorithms and Implementation of FEA and Optimization on Parallel Computers. ICASI-2004
  • Belegudu, A, Lee, D, Damle, A, St. Ville, J, Dharmarajan, Subramaniam. Numerical Experiences in Parallelizing Line Search within the Method of Feasible Directions. OPTECH04
  • Dharmarajan, Subramaniam, Belegundu, A, Lee, D, Damle, A, St. Ville, J. Finite Element Analysis & Design Optimization in a Distributed Computing Environment. 10th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference
  • Dharmarajan, Subramaniam, Belegundu, A, Lee, D, Damle, A, St.Ville, J. Finite Element Analysis & Design Optimization in a Distributed Computing Environment. 10th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference
  • Lau, D, Yu, S, Damle, A, St. Ville, J, Belegudu, A, Nguyen, D, Dharmarajan, Subramaniam. Challenges in the Development of Distributed Processing Design Optimization Software System. OPTECH04
Service
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee, Member (1997 - Present)
  • Curriculum Committee, Chair (1996 - Present)
  • Subcommittee on Design Optimization, ASCE, Member (1995 - Present)
  • Structures Group, Coordinator (1994 - Present)
  • Subcommittee on Computer Aided Analysis and Design, ASCE, Member (1984 - Present)
  • CEE Chair Recruitment Committee, Member (2007 - 2008)
  • Dr. Daniel F. Jankowski Faculty Award Selection Committee, Member (2004 - 2005)
  • International Conference on Computational and Experimental Engineering & Sciences,, Organizing Committee (2005)
  • ECE 384 Committee, Chair (2002 - 2004)
  • Mechanics Committee, Chair (2001 - 2004)
  • AIAA/ISSMO, Panel Moderator, Ubiquitous and Massively Parallel Computing (2004)
  • VRD, Session Chair (2004)
  • Program Review/ Self Study Report Committee, Member (2001 - 2003)
  • EC2000 Committee, Member (1998 - 2003)
  • Math Liaison Committee, Member (1999 - 2002)
  • By Laws Committee, Member (1999 - 2001)
  • ECE 384 Committee, Member (1999 - 2001)
  • Mechanics Core Committee, Member (1998 - 2001)
  • Engineering Foundation, Organizing Committee (2001)
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee, Chair (1999 - 2000)
  • Curriculum Committee, Chair (1997 - 1999)
  • Faculty Search Committee, MAE, Member (1997 - 1999)
  • Office Affairs Committee, Member (1988 - 1999)
  • Engineering Foundation, Organizing Committee (1999)
  • Engineering Core Committee, Member (1996 - 1998)
  • ASCE, Session Co-Chair Multiobjective Design Optimization (1998)
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee, Chair (1996 - 1997)
  • Tri-University Committee, Member (1996 - 1997)
  • Engineering Foundation, Organizing Committee (1997)
  • IEEE/CPMT, Education Chair (1995 - 1996)
  • Strategic Planning Committee, Member (1995 - 1996)
  • Affirmative Action, Member (1994 - 1996)
  • IEEE/CPMT, Chief Organizer, Chip-Scale Packaging (1996)
  • Engineering Excellence 2000, Member (1994 - 1995)
  • IEEE/CPMT, Education Co-Chair (1994 - 1995)
  • Selection Committee, EE Faculty position in Packaging, Member (1994 - 1995)
  • Personnel Committee, Member (1992 - 1995)
  • Computer Advisory Committee, Member (1992 - 1994)
  • Computer Software Development Committee, Member (1992 - 1994)
  • IEEE/CPMT, Organizing Committee, Low Power Low Voltage Packages (1994)
  • Advisory Committee, Member (1990 - 1991)
  • Selection Committee, CE Faculty position in Structures, Member (1990 - 1991)
  • Structures Group, Coordinator (1990 - 1991)
  • Computer Advisory Committee, Member (1989 - 1991)
  • Computer Software Development Committee, Member (1989 - 1991)
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee, Member (1989 - 1991)
  • Strategic Planning Committee, Member (1989 - 1991)
  • Session Organizer, Design Optimization (1991)
  • Merit Pay Review Committee, Member (1989 - 1990)
  • Office Committee, Member (1989 - 1990)
  • ECE 313, Course Coordinator (1988 - 1990)
  • Mechanics Core Committee, Member (1988 - 1990)
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Member (Present)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Member (Present)
  • American Society of Engineering Education, Member (Present)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Member (Present)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Member (Present)
  • International Journal of Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Journal Referee (Present)
  • International Journal of Computers and Structures, Journal Referee (Present)
  • International Journal of Finite Element Methods in Analysis and Design, Journal Referee (Present)
  • International Journal of Mechanics of Structures and Machines, Journal Referee (Present)
  • Journal of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Journal Referee (Present)
  • Journal of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Journal Referee (Present)
  • Microcomputers in Civil Engineering, Journal Referee (Present)
  • Transactions of American Society of Civil Engineers, Journal Referee (Present)
  • Transactions of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Journal Referee (Present)