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Dr. Kshitij Kumar Yadav
Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering IIT(BHU)
kshitij.civ@itbhu.ac.in
(+91) 542 7165299
Area of Interest: 
Stability of structural systems across scales, Thin shells and plates, Aging infrastructure, Earthquake Engineering and ground motion simulation

Ph.D. in Structural Engineering and Mechanics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2020

Dissertation: Buckling of thin cylindrical shells: Imperfection sensitivity, non-destructive technique
for capacity prediction and application for wind turbine towers
Advisor: Prof. Simos Gerasimidis

M.Tech. in Structural Engineering,  Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 2011​

Thesis: Near-Fault Fling-Step Ground Motion: Characteristic and Simulation
Advisor: Prof. Vinay Kumar Gupta

B.Tech. in Civil Engineering, Madan Mohan Malviya Engineering College, Gorakhpur 2009

  • Mechanics of Slender Structures
  • Earthquake Engineering and Ground Motion Simulation
  • Stability of Structural Systems Across Scales
  • Energy Structures - Wind Turbines
  • Aging Infrastructure

Journal Publications

  1. Cuccia N., Yadav, K.K., Virot E., Rubinstein S., & Gerasimidis, S. (2021). The Role of Surface Bending and Initation Site on the Prediction of Buckling. Manuscript in preparation.
  2. Yadav, K.K., Cuccia N., Virot E., Rubinstein S., & Gerasimidis, S. (2021). A Nondestructive Technique for the Evaluation of Thin Cylindrical Shells’ Axial Buckling Capacity. Journal of Applied Mechanics., 88(5), 051003.
  3. Yadav, K.K., & Gerasimidis, S. (2020). Imperfection insensitive thin cylindrical shells for next generation wind turbine towers. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 172, 106228.
  4. Yadav, K.K., & Gerasimidis, S. (2020). Imperfection Insensitivity of Thin Wavy Cylindrical Shells Under Axial Compression or Bending. Journal of Applied Mechanics, 87(4), 041003.
  5. Yadav, K.K., & Gerasimidis, S. (2019). Instability of thin steel cylindrical shells under bending. Thin-Walled Structures, 137, 151-166.
  6. Yadav, K.K., & Gupta, V.K. (2017). Near-fault fling-step ground motions: Characteristics and simulation. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 101, 90 - 104.

Conference Talks

  1. Yadav, K.K., Cuccia N., Virot E., Rubinstein S., & Gerasimidis, S. (2021). Prediction of the buckling capacity of thin shells by using stability landscapes, APS March Meeting, Online, March 15, 2021.
  2. Cuccia N., Yadav, K.K., Virot E., Rubinstein S., & Gerasimidis, S. Universal Features of Buckling Initiation in Thin Shells, APS March Meeting, Online, March 15, 2021.
  3. Yadav, K.K. and Gerasimidis, S. Imperfection insensitivity of thin wave cylindrical shells under axial compression or bending, NEW.Mech, Amherst, MA, October 5, 2019.
  4. Yadav, K.K. and Gerasimidis, S. Wavy thin steel cylindrical shells: An alternative of circular thin steel cylinders to create inexpensive tall wind turbine towers, Structures Congress, Orlando, FL, April 25, 2019.
  5. Yadav, K.K. and Gerasimidis, S. Imperfection-insensitive thin wavy cylindrical shells under bending: Effect of local radius of curvature on buckling and imperfection-sensitivity, APS March Meeting, Boston, MA, March 4, 2019.
  6. Yadav, K.K. and Gerasimidis, S. Imperfection insensitivity of wavy cross-sectional thin cylindrical shells under bending: Effect of cross section’s shape and curvature, Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI), Boston, MA, May 29, 2018.
  7. Yadav, K.K. and Gerasimidis, S. Imperfection sensitivity of tall wind turbine thin steel cylindrical shell towers, Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI), San Diego, CA, June 6, 2017.

Conference Proceedings

  1. Yadav, K.K. and Gerasimidis, S. A nondestructive method to find the buckling capacity for thin shells, Proceedings of the Annual Stability Conference Structural Stability Research Council (SSRC), Atlanta, Georgia, April 21-24, 2020.
  2. Yadav, K.K. and Gerasimidis, S. Imperfection insensitive thin steel tubular shells under bending, Proceedings of the Annual Stability Conference Structural Stability Research Council (SSRC), St. Louis, MO, April 2, 2019.
  3. Yadav, K.K. and Gerasimidis, S. Imperfection insensitivity of wavy cross-sectional thin cylindrical shells under bending, Proceedings of IASS Annual Symposia, Boston, MA, July 16, 2018.
  4. Yadav, K.K., Wind, J.L. and Gerasimidis, S. On the investigation of the most critical shape imperfections for wind turbine tower shell structures, Proceedings of the Annual Stability Conference Structural Stability Research Council (SSRC), San Antonio, TX, March 23, 2017.

Conference Posters

  1. Yadav, K.K. and Gerasimidis, S. Imperfection insensitivity of thin wave cylindrical shells under axial compression or bending, NEW.Mech, Amherst, MA, October 5, 2019.
  2. Yadav, K.K. and Gerasimidis, S. Imperfection insensitivity of wavy cross-sectional thin cylindrical shells under bending: Effects of cross section’s shape and curvature, NEW.Mech, Providence, RI,
    September 29, 2018.
  • Postdoctoral Researcher at  University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA, 2020 - 2021
  • Engineer-Software Development, ANSYS, Pune, India, 2012 - 2015