Dr. Devesh Punera Assistant Professor
School of Infrastructure

Research Interests

Structural Mechanics; Composite structures; Continuum theories of beams, plates and shell structures; Smart materials; Bio-mechanics.

Contact Details

  • Room 202, School of Infrastructure, IIT Bhubaneswar, Argul, Khordha, 752050
  • 0674 713 6626
  • devesh[AT]iitbbs.ac.in, puneradevesh12[AT]gmail.com

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 Degree Discipline Year School
  B.Tech Civil Engineering 2008-12 G B Pant University of Agriculture & Technology Pantnagar, India
  M.Tech Structural Engineering 2012-14 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India
  PhD Structural Engineering 2014-18 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India




UG Courses:
Engineering Drawing & Graphics
CAD Laboratory
Strength of Materials (NIT Uttarakhand) 
Thoery of Structures (NIT Uttarakhand)
Design of Steel Structures (NIT Uttarakhand)
PG Courses:
Advanced Solid Mechanics
Advanced Structural Analysis
Theory of Plates and Shells
Computational Laboratory
Finite element methods (NIT Uttarakhand)


1. Finite Element Based Integrated Analysis Tool for Carbon Nano-Tube (CNT) Reinforced Composites Using Refined Kinematic Model- Institute Seed Grant (9.90 Lakhs) (2019-21)
2.Stochastic Material Degradation based Large Deformation Finite Element Analysis of FRP Composites in Hygrothermal Environment using Thickness Stretching Kinematic Model- Special Investigation of Tidal Turbine Blades- DST Start up Grant (16 Lakhs) (2020-22)
Industrial consultancy:
·         Design proof checking of 30 m and 24 m bridge substructures for PMGSY project- Uttarakhand (2017)
·         Consultancy and retaining wall design proof checking for Kanvasharam project of Government of Uttarakhand (2018)
·         Design proof checking for thrust bed for box pushing of underpass- Tata steel limited, India (2019)
·         Proof checking of structural design and general arrangement drawing as per Bhubaneswar Development authority for Mani Tribhuwan towers- BDA, Odisha (2020)
·         Proof checking of bridge no. 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 35 for Indian Port Rail and Ropeway Corporation Ltd., Bhubaneswar (2020-2022)
·         Design proof check for piping, civil and structural works at IOCL’s NG firing facility, MCE consultants, Mumbai (2021-22)
·         Design proof check of POT and PTFE bearings for bridge no. 2 and 4- IPRCL Bhubaneswar (2022)


Recent Publications (International Journals)

1• Punera, D. and Chanda, A. G., 2022. Discussion on “Influence of porosity distribution on free vibration and buckling analysis of multi-directional functionally graded sandwich plates” Composite Structures, Volume 279, 2022, 114795, Composite Structures, 290; 115575. (IF: 6.6)
2• Punera, D. and Mukherjee, P., 2022. Recent developments in manufacturing, mechanics, and design optimization of variable stiffness composites, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, (IF: 3.3)
3• Punera, D. and Kant, T. (2021) Two Dimensional Kinematic Models for CNT Reinforced Sandwich Cylindrical Panels with Accurate Transverse Interlaminar Shear Stress Estimation, Thin Walled Structures (IF: 4.033)
4• Mukherjee, P., Punera, D., and Mishra, M., Coupled Flexural Torsional Analysis and Buckling Optimization of Variable Stiffness Thin-Walled Composite Beams, Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures (Accepted) (IF:3.517)
5• Punera, D., The Effect of Agglomeration and Slightly Weakened CNT-matrix Interface on Free Vibration Response of Cylindrical Nanocomposites, Acta Mechanica (Accepted, in press) (IF: 2.133)
6• Punera, D. and Kant, T., An assessment of refined hierarchical kinematic models for the bending and free vibration analyses of laminated and functionally graded sandwich cylindrical panels, Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials (JSSM)(Accepted: in press) (IF:5.015)
7• Punera, D. and Kant, T., 2019. A critical review of stress and vibration analyses of functionally graded shell structures, Composite Structures, 210; pp. 787-809. (IF: 4.101)
8• Punera, D., Kant, T., and Desai, Y. M., 2018. Thermo-elastic Analysis of Laminated and Functionally Graded Sandwich Cylindrical Shells with Two Refined Higher Order Models, Journal of Thermal Stresses, 41(1); pp. 54-79. (IF: 1.852)
9• Punera, D. and Kant, T., 2017. Elastostatics of Laminated and Functionally Graded Sandwich Cylindrical Shells with Two Refined Higher Order Models, Composite Structures, 182; pp. 505-523. (IF: 4.101)
10• Punera, D. and Kant, T., 2017. Free Vibration of Functionally Graded Open Cylindrical Shells based on Several Refined Higher Order Displacement Models, Thin Walled Structures, 119C; pp. 707-726. (IF: 2.881)

Recent Publications (National Journals)

1• Kant, T. and Punera, D., 2017. A Refined Higher Order Theory for Statics and Dynamics of Doubly Curved Shells, Proc. Indian Natl. Sci. Acad., 83(3); pp. 611-630.

Conferences (International)

1• Mukherjee, P., Sao, L. K., and Punera, D. Flexural torsional couplings in thin-walled beams having variable stiffness. In: Indian Structural Steel Conference, 6-8 January 2022, IIT Hyderabad, India.
2Punera, D. and Kant, T., Reflections on Hierarchical kinematic shell theories with applications to carbon nano-tube (CNT) reinforced composites. In: 7th International Congress on Computational Mechanics & Simulations, 11-13th December, 2019, IIT Mandi, India.
3• Punera, D., Kant, T., and Desai, Y. M. Free vibration of laminated and FG Sandwich Panels using Higher Order Shear and Normal Deformation Theory. In: International Conference on Composite Materials and Structures, 27-29 December 2017, IIT Hyderabad, India.
4• Punera, D. and Kant, T. Free Vibration Analysis of Functionally Graded Open Cylindrical Panels using a Higher Order Shear and Normal Deformation Theory. In: 12th World Congress on Computational Mechanics and 6th Asia-Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics, 24-29 July 2016, Seoul, Korea.
5• Punera, D. and Kant, T. Thermal Stress Analysis of Functionally Graded Plates and Open Cylindrical Shells. In: 6th International Congress on Computational Mechanics and Simulation, 27th June – 1st July 2016, IIT Bombay, India.

Academic Honors & Awards

  • Awarded DST INSPIRE faculty fellowship (2018)
  • GATE all India rank 32 in Civil Engineering (2012)
  • High School merit rank of 15 in Uttarakhand Board (2005)

Research Scholar

1. Uttam Kumar Pandit (Started-August 2020)

Professional Experience

 Assistant Professor, NIT Uttarakhand (July, 2014- Dec, 2018)   Life member, Indian Association of Computational Mechanics (IndACM)   Journal reviewer: 1. European Journal of Mechanics A/Solids, Elsevier 2. Applied Mathematical Modelling, Elsevier 3. Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, Elsevier 4. Computer and Mathematics with Applications, Elsevier 5. Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic, ASME 6. ZAMM Zeitschrift Fur Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik, Wiley 7. Waves in Random & Complex Media, Taylor & Francis 8. Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, Taylor & Francis 9. Journal of Thermal Stresses, Taylor & Francis 10. Engineering Optimization, Taylor & Francis 11. Journal of Vibration Engineering & Technologies, Springer 12. Steel and Composite Structures, Techno press 13. Computers & Concrete, Techno press

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