The focus of Dr. Benipal's research is on constructing new theories of solids and structures following rational methodology and conceptual analysis. His primary strength is not sophisticated experimental or mathematical skills, but a deep appreciation of the mathematical structure of the mechanics of the mathematically defined system. Dr. Benipal's research is addressed, not to design engineers interested in applications, but to fellow researchers engaged in understanding the physical phenomena. His teaching as well as research are informed by a sense of history, diversity of thought and connections with adjacent domains of knowledge.
General research area: Constitutive Modelling and Structural Theory
Specific areas: Damage elasto-plasticity and thermo-chemo-visco-elasticity of concrete Nonlinear dynamics, chaos and stability of concrete structures Nonlinear cable dynamics