Dr. Kedar Kirane

Stony Brook

Qualification - PhD


About -

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stony Brook University

PhD Mechanical Engineering Northwestern University

MS Mechanical Engineering The Ohio State University

BE Mechanical Engineering College of Engineering Pune

Assistant Professor with research interest primarily in solid mechanics.

Specialized in the development of computational and analytical models for damage, fracture, fatigue and scaling in heterogeneous quasi-brittle materials such as composites and concrete.

Also interested in geo-mechanics, poro-mechanics, poly-crystal plasticity, probabilistic mechanics, and multi-scale modeling.


  • Advanced FEA
  • Advanced continuum mechanics
  • Cohesive fracture and scaling
  • Computational mechanics I & II
  • Fracture mechanics
  • High performance computing
  • Inelastic analysis of structures
  • Mechanics of Continua
  • Mechanics of composite materials
  • Multiscale modeling and simulation in mechanics
  • Numerical analysis
  • Plasticity
  • Stability of structures
  • Structural analysis of tires I & II
  • Theory of elasticity


  • Microplane-Triad Model for Elastic and Fracturing Behavior of Woven Composites
  • Size effect in Paris law and fatigue lifetimes for quasibrittle materials: Modified theory, experiments and micro-modeling
  • Strain-rate-dependent microplane model for high-rate comminution of concrete under impact based on kinetic energy release theory
  • Microplane damage model for fatigue of quasibrittle materials: Sub-critical crack growth, lifetime and residual strength
  • A cold dwell fatigue crack nucleation criterion for polycrystalline Ti-6242 using grain-level crystal plasticity FE model

Honors & Awards

·        honor title:DOD Army Research Office Young Investigator Award

honor date: Apr 2019  honor issuer: Department of Defense, US Army Research Office

·         honor title: Haythornthwaite Research Initiation Grant

honor date: Nov 2018  honor issuer Haythornthwaite Foundation, Applied Mechanics Division, ASME