Solid Mechanics and Design

Research covers all aspects of dynamics and vibration, nonlinear dynamics, rotor dynamics, continuum and granular mechanics, plastic instability, robotics, intelligent control systems, microsensors and actuators, CAD, machine dynamics, smart structures, active and passive vibration control, composite materials, non-destructive testing, finite element method, multiscale modelling of solids, acoustics and noise control, mechanics of fracture, functionally graded composites, mechanics of biological membranes, mechanics of nanomaterials, mechanical behaviour of polymers.

The entire research in Solid Mechanics and Design stream is divided into the following four tracks.


Acoustics, Dynamics and Vibration


Mechanics of Solids


CAD and Optimization

Robotics and Mechanisms


Participating Faculty:


















Prof. Anindya Chatterjee

Prof. Shakti S. Gupta

Prof. Nachiketa Tiwari

Prof. Nalinaksh S. Vyas

Prof. Pankaj Wahi

Prof. Sumit Basu

Prof. Bishakh Bhattacharya

Prof. Anindya Chatterjee

Prof. Sovan L. Das

Prof. Anurag Gupta

Prof. Kamal K. Kar

Prof. Basant Lal Sharma

Prof. Ishan Sharma

Prof. P. Venkitanarayanan

Prof. Bhaskar Dasgupta

Prof. Anupam Saxena

Prof. Ashish Dutta

Research facilities:

Applied Solid Mechanics

Computing facility


Compliant and Robotics Systems (CARS) Lab

Compliant Mechanisms and Robotic Systems


Computational Mechanics Group

3 large clusters



USIP-12 Omniscan Phased Array, Power Laser Nd-Yag, Heterodyne He-Ne Detector


Nonlinear Mechanics Lab

Shaker, Accelerometers, Force Transducers


Robotics Lab

  • 8DOF rigid link Biped robot capable of dynamic walking.

  • 8DOF biped robot with compliant links to study effect of Compliance on energy consumption during walk.

  • 10 DOF Lunar rover for terrain mapping, path planning and experimentation on lunar like terrain.

  • Three finger exoskeleton for rehabilitation of stroke patients.

  • A quad rotor based UAV for visual motor control of mobile robots.

  • A 4DOF SCARA robot for experiments on manufacturing assembly using compliant IPMC grippers.

  • EMG and EEG signal processing equipment for control of robots using bio-signals.


Smart Materials, Structures & Systems Laboratory

3D Laser Doppler Vibrometer, dSpace ACE 1103, 1104, Multi channel SMA amplifiers, d33 meter, Magnetic Levitation Control