Dr. M. R. Chowdhury

Mechanical Engineering

Education History

  • B.S. Civil Engineering/Structural Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineeting and Technology
  • Ph.D Civil Engineering, Univeristy of Cincinnati

Work Experience

Team Lead (A), U.S. Army Research Laboratory


A partial list of publications is given below.

Baker, Untaroiu, Crawford, and Chowdhury. Mechanical characterization and FE Implementation of the Soft Materials used in a Novel ATD for Simulating UBB Loading, J. of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Material (4/2017).

Chowdhury and et al.; "Polymeric Materials Models in the WIAMan ATD Tech Demonstrator," ARL-TR-7927, January 2017.

Crawford; Chowdhury; Pietsch; "Mechanical Properties of Polymers Used for Anatomical Components in the WIAMan TD," ARL-TR-7728, July 2016.

Gibson, et al.; Chowdhury.; "WIAMan Lumbar Spine Model Validation: Development, Testing, and Analysis of Physical and Computational Models of the WIAMan Lumbar Spine Materials Demonstrator," ARL-TR-7733, August 2016.

Huang J., Durden, H., and Chowdhury, M. (2011). “Bio-inspired armor protective material systems for ballistic shock mitigation, Materials and Design, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2011.03.061

Tabiei, A., Chowdhury, M.R., Aquelet, A, and Souli, M. (2010). Transient Response of a Projectile in Gun Launch Simulation Using Lagrangian and Ale Methods, The International Journal of Multiphysics, Volume 4, Number 2 / July 2010.

Chakkaa, V., Trabiaa, M., O’Toolea, B., Sridharalaa, B., Ladkanyb, S., and Chowdhury, M.R. (2007). Modeling and reduction of shocks on electronic components within a projectile, International Journal of Impact Engineering, 35 (2008), 1326-1338, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2007.07.005

Chowdhury, M.R. and Ray, J.R. (2003). “Accelerometers for Bridge Load Testing,” International Journal of NDT&E, Vol 36/4, pp 237 – 244.

Chowdhury, M.R., Garner, S., and Ray, J.R. (2002). “Frangibility Evaluation of Airport Antenna Support Structures,” Developments in the Theoretical & Applied Mechanics XX1, Orlando, FL

Chowdhury, M.R (2000). “Tectonic movement and its implications in the structural engineering design,” Developments in the Theoretical & Applied Mechanics - XX, Pine Mountain, GA.

Krinitzsky, E., Chowdhury, M.R., and Al-Charr, G. (2000). “Effects on dams of the 17 August 1999 Koceali (Izmit) earthquake in Turkey,” The Earthquake Spectra, The professional Journal of the Earthquake Engineering and Research Institute. Supplement A, Vol 16. (30/30/40/30/30)

Chowdhury, M.R. and Hall, R.L. (1999). “Dynamics performance evaluation of gate vibration,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 125(4).

Chowdhury, M.R., Hall, R.L., and Hoffman, P. (1998). “Experimental results for full-scale composite and steel wickets at Smithland facility,” Journal of Composites for Construction, ASCE, 2(2).

Chowdhury, M.R., Wang, D., and Haldar, A. (1998). “Reliability assessment of pile-supported structural systems,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 124 (1).