Thaneshan Sapanathan
Post-doctoral researcher
PhD at Monash (Australia), 2014
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Main project: RESTEAR
Funding: FNRS
Supervisor(s): Aude Simar

completed a mechanical engineering degree and a PhD at Monash University (Australia) in 2010 and 2014, respectively. His thesis was entitled “Fabrication of axi-symmetric hybrid materials using combination of shear and pressure”. During his PhD, he worked on architectured hybrid materials fabrication using severe plastic deformation (SPD) processes. Two novel axi-symmetric SPD techniques were investigated to fabricate hybrid materials with concurrent grain refinements. After that, he started a research project at University of Technology of Compiègne (France) in which he investigated the weldability window for similar and dissimilar material combinations using numerical simulations for magnetic pulse welding. He also studied the interfacial phenomena, behavior of material under high strain rate deformation, modeling and simulation of the magnetic pulse welding/forming. Then, I was working as a postdoctoral research fellow at UCL on the topic of characterizations of aluminium to steel welds made by friction stir welds and friction melt bonding. At present, I am working as a FNRS reserch officer (Chargé de recherche) and investigating intermetallic induced residual stresses and mitigation of hot tear in innovative dissimilar joints.

IMMC main research direction(s):
Processing and characterisation of materials
Solid mechanics

finite elements
fracture mechanics
hybrid materials
metallic alloys
welding and joining

Research group(s): IMAP
Collaborations: Dr. Ilchat Sabirov, IMDEA Materials; Jean-Marie Drezet, EPFL


Recent publications

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Journal Articles

1. Tie, Ying; Hou, Yuliang; Li, Cheng; Meng, Liang; Sapanathan, Thaneshan; Rachik, Mohamed. Optimization for maximizing the impact-resistance of patch repaired CFRP laminates using a surrogate-based model. In: International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Vol. 172, no. 105407 (2020). doi:10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2019.105407.

2. Li, J. S.; Raoelison, R. N.; Sapanathan, Thaneshan; Zhang, Z.; Chen, X. G.; Marceau, D.; Hou, Y. L.; Rachik, M. An anomalous wave formation at the Al/Cu interface during magnetic pulse welding. In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 116, no.16, p. 161601 (2020). doi:10.1063/5.0005299.

3. Li, J.S.; Raoelison, R.N.; Sapanathan, Thaneshan; Hou, Y.L.; Rachik, M. Interface evolution during magnetic pulse welding under extremely high strain rate collision: mechanisms, thermomechanical kinetics and consequences. In: Acta Materialia, Vol. 195, p. 404-415 (2020). doi:10.1016/j.actamat.2020.05.028.

4. Sapanathan, Thaneshan; Jimenez-Mena, Norberto; Sabirov, Ilchat; Monclús, Miguel A.; Molina-Aldareguia, Jon; Xia, Peikang; Zhao, Lv; Simar, Aude. A new physical simulation tool to predict the interface of dissimilar aluminum to steel welds performed by friction melt bonding. In: Journal of Materials Science & Technology, Vol. 35, no. 9, p. 2048-2057 (2019). doi:10.1016/j.jmst.2019.05.004.

5. Hou, Yuliang; Cai, Shouyu; Sapanathan, Thaneshan; Dumon, Alexandre; Rachik, Mohamed. Micromechanical modeling of the effect of phase distribution topology on the plastic behavior of dual-phase steels. In: Computational Materials Science, Vol. 158, p. 243-254 (2019). doi:10.1016/j.commatsci.2018.11.025.

6. Jimenez mena, Norberto; Sapanathan, Thaneshan; Drezet, Jean-Marie; Pirling, Thilo; Jacques, Pascal; Simar, Aude. Residual stresses of friction melt bonded aluminum/steel joints determined by neutron diffraction. In: Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol. 266, p. 651-661 (2019). doi:10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2018.11.030.

7. Hou, Yuliang; Tie, Ying; Li, Cheng; Sapanathan, Thaneshan; Rachik, Mohamed. Low-velocity impact behaviors of repaired CFRP laminates: Effect of impact location and external patch configurations. In: Composites Part B: Engineering, Vol. 163, p. 669-680 (2019). doi:10.1016/j.compositesb.2018.12.153.

8. Raoelison, Rija Nirina; Li, Jishuai; Sapanathan, Thaneshan; Padayodi, Essole; Buiron, Nicolas; Racine, Dany; Zhang, Zhan; Marceau, Daniel; Rachik, Mohamed. A new nature of microporous architecture with hierarchical porosity and membrane template via high strain rate collision. In: Materialia, Vol. 5, p. 100205 (2019). doi:10.1016/j.mtla.2018.100205.

9. Li, Jishuai; Sapanathan, Thaneshan; Raoelison, Rija Nirina; Zhang, Zhan; Chen, X.-Grant; Marceau, Daniel; Simar, Aude; Rachik, Mohamed. Inverse prediction of local interface temperature during electromagnetic pulse welding via precipitate kinetics. In: Materials Letters, Vol. 249, p. 177-179 (2019). doi:10.1016/j.matlet.2019.04.094.

10. Hou, Yuliang; Zhao, Qiaoli; Sapanathan, Thaneshan; Dumon, Alexandre; Rachik, Mohamed. Parameter identifiability of ductile fracture criterion for DP steels using bi-level reduced surrogate model. In: Engineering Failure Analysis, Vol. 100, p. 300-311 (2019). doi:10.1016/j.engfailanal.2019.02.057.

Conference Papers

1. Sapanathan, Thaneshan; Ding, Lipeng; Miotti Bettanini, Alvise; Ilchat Sabirov; Miguel A. Monclús; Peikang Xia; Jon M. Molina-Aldareguia; Idrissi, Hosni; Jacques, Pascal; Simar, Aude. On the formation of modified intermetallics at an Al/Fe interface via segregated Si. 2020 xxx.

2. Rija Nirina Raoelison; Li, Jishuai; Sapanathan, Thaneshan; Mohamed Rachik. Instabilités à forte vitesse de déformation lors de collisions balistiques en soudage par impact et conséquences structurales et thermomécaniques. In: Annales du Congrès annuel de la SFT 2020, 2020 xxx. doi:10.25855/SFT2020-064.

3. Sapanathan, Thaneshan; Norberto Jimenez-Mena; ‪Jean-Marie Drezet; Sandra Cabeza; Thilo Pirling; Jacques, Pascal; Simar, Aude. Residual stress measurement in dissimilar metal joints using neutron diffraction. 2020 xxx.

4. Sapanathan, Thaneshan; Jimenez-Mena, Norberto; Drezet, Jean-Marie; Cabeza, Sandra; Pirling, Thilo; Jacques, Pascal; Simar, Aude. Residual stresses in Al6061/DP600 welds produced by a process derived from Friction Stir Welding. 2019 xxx.

5. Li, Jishuai; Raoelison, Rija Nirina; Sapanathan, Thaneshan; Rachik, Mohamed. A coupled thermal-mechanical model based on Eulerian formulation for magnetic pulse welding. 2019 xxx.

6. Li, Jishuai; Raoelison, Rija Nirina; Sapanathan, Thaneshan; Rachik, Mohamed. A predictive and reliable Eulerian model to compute the interface kinetics of magnetic pulse welding. In: Proceedings of NUMIFORM 2019: The 13th International Conference on Numerical Methods in Industrial Forming Processes, 2019, p. 635-638 xxx.

7. Li, Jishuai; Raoelison, Rija Nirina; Sapanathan, Thaneshan; Racineux, Guillaume; Rachik, Mohamed. Assessing the influence of fieldshaper material on magnetic pulse welded interface of Al/Cu joints. In: Procedia Manufacturing. Vol. 29, p. 337-344 (2019). Elsevier BV: (Netherlands) Amsterdam, 2019 xxx. doi:10.1016/j.promfg.2019.02.146.

8. Sapanathan, Thaneshan; Jimenez Mena, Norberto; Sabirov, Ilchat; Molina-Aldareguia, Jon; Monclus, Miguel; Simar, Aude. Thermomechanical physical simulation of friction melt bonding for dissimilar Al/steel joints. 2018 xxx.

9. Saadouki, Bouchra; Sapanathan, Thaneshan; Pelca, Philippe H; Elghorba, Mohamed; Rachik, Mohamed. Failure analysis and damage modeling of precipitate strengthened Cu–Ni–Si alloy under fatigue loading. In: Procedia Structural Integrity. Vol. 9, no.1, p. 186-198 (2018). 2018 xxx. doi:10.1016/j.prostr.2018.06.029.

10. Yang, Kang; Sapanathan, Thaneshan; Raoelison, Rija Nirina; Buiron, Nicolas; Rachik, Mohamed. Fully coupled semi-analytical model for an electromagnetic-mechanical-thermal problem of a ring expansion test. 2018 xxx. ;

Book Chapters

1. Sapanathan, Thaneshan; Raoelison, Rija Nirina; Buiron, Nicolas; Rachik, Mohamed. Magnetic Pulse Welding: An Innovative Joining Technology for Similar and Dissimilar Metal Pairs. In: Joining Technologies , INTECH publisher, 2016. 9789535125969. xxx xxx. doi:10.5772/63525.