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Dr. Jitendra Tate

Associate Professor

BS, MS, Mechanical Engineering: University of Pune, India
PhD, Mechanical Engineering: North Carolina A&T State University


Email: JT31@txstate.edu

Office: RF Mitte Building Room 2218; Phone: 512-245-4872

Composites Lab: RF Mitte Building Room 1218; Phone: 512-245-6782


Personal Web Page on Plastics and Composites Lab

Research Interests

  •  Characterization and failure analysis of polymers, elastomers, and composites
    • Under mechanical loadings
      • Static: Tension, compression, shear, flexure, fracture
      • Dynamic: Impact and fatigue
    • Under thermal loadings using:
      • Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)
      • Thermo Mechanical Analysis (TMA)
      • Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)
      • Mass Loss Calorimeter and Radiant Heat Panel
      • Ablation using Simulated Solid Rocket Motor (SSRM)
  • Manufacturing of  Polymer (Thermoset and Thermoplastics) matrix composites
    • Special interest in low cost vacuum assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM) process for polymeric composites: Process Improvement and Automation
  • Fatigue of Composites – Life Prediction Modeling and Damage Mechanisms
  • Development of innovative composite materials such as
    • Polymer Nanocomposites for wind turbine blades and for rocket ablative material
    • Bio-based composites as an alternative materials (Natural fiber and soy-resins)
    • Fire retardant composites for transportation and construction applications
  • Finite element modeling using ANSYS