University of Connecticut
School of Engineering
DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
261 Glenbrook Road, Unit -32037
Storrs, CT 06269-3037,  U.S.A.

 

MALLA, Ramesh B., Ph.D., F. ASCE , A.F. AIAA
Professor

Phone:(860)486-3683/Fax:(860)486-2298
E-mail:mallar@engr.uconn.edu


Research Areas

- Theoretical and Applied Structural Mechanics
- Structural Dynamics and Vibrations
- Dynamic Effects of Member Failure in Trusses
- Orbital and Lunar Structures
- Mechanics of Granular Material Beds
- Geomechanics and  Pavement Subgrades
- Bridge Expansion Joints and Health Monitoring
- Fiber Optic Sensor for Infrastructure
- Renewable Energy Harvesting Systems (including 
PEM Fuel Cells, Small-Scale Hydropower,  Structural Vibrations)


Biographical Sketch

Prof.  Malla's main research and teaching experiences are in the areas of structural mechanics, dynamics and vibration. His research encompasses structures on earth as well as in space (orbital and lunar).  He has worked on varieties of research topics in the areas of  mechanics, including dynamics of space station and solar panels, studies of water processing packed bed for space station application, lunar habitats, percussive dynamic pentrometer for planetary exploration, fiber optics sensors, mechanics of subgrade soils, bridge expansion joint sealing and monitoring, and small-scale environmetally friendly renewable hydropower harvesting system. Under a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Initiation grant award in 1991, he initiated the study of dynamic effects of member failure in trusses. His research on dynamic and thermal effects on orbital structures was funded by the Connecticut Innovation Incorporated during 1993-95. During his 1993 summer fellowship at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Lewis Research Center, Cleavland, OH,  he investigated the response of the Short Spacer Truss using a probabilistic approach.  During 1997-2000, the NCHRP-IDEA program of the National Academy of Sciences provided research grant to Dr. Malla to  investigate the use of a special optical fiber for weigh-in-motion system. His research related to the on-orbit dynamics of space station and solar panels, space station water processing granular beds, lunar habitats, and percussive dynamics pentrometer for planetory exploration have received support from federal agencies and industry, including NASA Headquarters, NASA EPSCoR program, Connecticut Space Grant Consortium, Hamilton Sundstrand Space Systems International, Inc., and Honeybee Robotics Spacecraft Mechanism Systems Coporation.  His research projects on the mechanics of subgrade soils and bridge expansion joint sealant during 2005-2011 have been funded by the New England Transportation Consortium. His research on small-scale environmentally friendly renewable hydropower harvesting system received funding from eGen LLC. 

Dr. Malla was appointed to the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Connecticut as visiting faculty in 1985 and is now an Associate Professor. He served as the Associate Head of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering from July 1998 to May 2006. He also served as the Graduate Programs Director of the Department from January 1998 through June 2006.  He played the key role to establish the Connecticut Space Grant College Consortium under the auspices of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 1991, and served on the position of the University of Connecticut Campus Director of the Consortium for the first 9 years (1991-2000.)  He is an active member of American Society of Civil Engineergs (ASCE), American Society of Mechanics Engieers (ASME), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA, Associate Fellow),  American Academy of Mechanics (AAM), and International Design for Extreme Environment Association (IDEEA-USA, founding member). He is the Founding President  of the American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr, 2007- present).  Prof. Malla has served on several ASCE technical Committees including committees on Dynamics and Controls (founding chair), Lunar Base Structures, Special Structures (control group), Double Layer Grids, and dynamics of latticed structures. He served as the Chair of the Executive Committee of the ASCE Aerospace Division (2001-2002).  He also serves on the AIAA Structural Dyanmics Technical Committee. He has contributed in organizing more than 40 national and international conferences, has chaired/organized more than 70 technical sessions, and has served as reviewer for several books, research proposals, and national and international journals. He served as the Genearal Chair of  the 9th Biennial ASCE Aerospace Division  International Conferences on Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments in 2004 (Earth & Space 2004) as well as the 10th Biennial ASCE Aerospace Division International Conferences on Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments (Earth & Space 2006) and the 2nd NASA/ARO/ASCE Workshop on Granular Materials in Lunar and Martian Exploration in  2006. He also seved as the Technical Program Chair, 51st AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference in 2010.. Prof. Malla has more than 130 technical publications, has edited an ASCE special volume entitled "Dynamics and Progressive Failure of Special Structures," and the proceedings of the ASCE  Earth & Space 2004, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016  conferneces.  In addition, he has served on editorial boards of  more than 5 conference proceedings. He served as an Associate Editor of the AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets for six year (January 1996 to December 2001.)  He has served / is serving  on the Editorial Board member of the ASCE Journal of Aerospace Engineering and the International Journal of Space Structures. He  received the honor to serve as the Guest Editor for the April 1998 Special Issue of the Journal of Aerospace Engineering. He has received several other honors, regcognitions and awards including the 2005 Outstanding Professional Service Award of the ASCE Aerospace Division and Official Citation form the State of Connecticut General Assembly for significant voluntary support. 

Born and raised in Chhoprak, Gorkha, Nepal, Prof. Malla received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering (First Class with Distinction) from the Indian Institute of Technology , Kanpur, India in 1979; M.S. in Civil Engineering (with concentration in  Geo & Structural mechanics) from the University of Delaware, Newark, DE, U.S.A. in 1981;  and Ph.D. in Civil Engnieering (with concentration in Structural and Applied Mechanics) from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA,U.S.A.  in 1986.



RAMESH B. MALLA, Ph.D., F. ASCE, A.F. AIAA
  Professor 
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Connecticut
261 Glenbrook Road,  Storrs, CT 06269-2037, U.S.A.
Tel. (860)486-3683/Fax. (860)486-2298
E-mail: MallaR@engr.uconn.edu

EDUCATION:
     Ph.D.          1986    (Structural Mechanics), Department of Civil Engineering, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, U.S.A.
                                 M.S.           1981   (Structural Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering), Department of Civil Engineering, Univ. of Delaware.,
                                                                    Newark, DE, U.S.A.
                                 B.S.           1979     (Civil Engineering), First Division with Distinction, Indian Institute of  Technology, Kanpur, India. 

EXPERIENCE: 

        9/1985–Present          Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Connecticut
                                                (09/1985-08/1990 -- Visiting faculty; 09/1990-08/1996 -- Assistant Professor;  07/1998- 05/2006: Associate Head of Department;
                                                 09/1996-08/2016 -- Associate Professor; 08/2016 - Present -- Professor.)
         3/1991-4/2000         University of Connecticut Campus Director, NASA/Conn. Space Grant College  Consortium.
          8/1998-12/1998          Hamilton Standard Space Systems International, Inc., Windsor Locks, CT (Sabbatical Leave)
          6-7/92&6-8/1993       Summer visiting faculty, NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH.
         2/1981-1/1983            Structural Engineer, United Engineers & Constructors, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.


HONORS & DISTINCTIONS: 
          
            - Editor-in-Chief, Proceedings of the 15th  Biennial ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference on  Engineering, Science, Construction and Operations in
                Challenging Environments (Earth & Space 2016),
published by ASCE, Reston, VA.<>
            - Elected Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), September 2015
            - Editor-in-Chief, “ Earthquake Preparedness
 and Disaster Relief in Nepal- A Position Paper, published by American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr), America
                Nepal Medical Foundation (ANMF), and Computer Association of Nepal-USA (CAN-USA), May 2015
; ISBN 978-0-9909576-0-7
            - Honorable Mention (2nd Best paper award),  2014 Journal of Aerospace Engineering,  ASCE, Reston VA for paper: Malla, R. B., Anandakumar, G., and Ahn, J, “Experimental,
                Numerical, and Analytical Studies of Stress and Displacement in Full-Scale Beds of Activated Alumina Granular Material for Space Life-Support Systems,” Journal of Aerospace
                Engineering,
27(2), 2014,  336–346. (Awarded at the ASCE ASD Earth & Space 2016 conference, Orlando, FL; April 14, 2016)
         -  ASCE ASD Outstanding Technical Contribution Award, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Aerospace Division -2012 ( Award received at the ASCE ASD Earth &
               Space 2014 Conference, St. Louis, MO; October 27-29, 2014). (The award is given to an individual in recognition of distinguished achievements in aerospace engineering
                 that are applicable to any branch of civil engineering, and “for contributing substantially to advancing the state of the art in aerospace engineering, sciences and
               technology, and space exploration and construction with application to civil engineering.”).

           - Founding President, American Society of Nepalese Engineers, July 2007- June 2012
            - Co-Editor, Proceedings of the  12th, 13th, and 14th   Biennial ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference on  Engineering, Construction and Operations in
               Challenging Environments (Earth & Space  2010, 2012, and 2014), published by ASCE, Reston, VA.

           -Technical Program Chair, 51st AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, April 12-15, 2010.
          - Editor-in-Chief, Proceedings of the 9th and 10th  Biennial ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference on  Engineering, Construction and Operations in
               Challenging Environments (Earth & Space 2004 and , 2006),
, published by ASCE, Reston, VA.
            -Faculty Research Fellow, NASA/Connecticut Space Grant College Consortium, 2009.
          -Invited Review Panel, Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnership, National Science  Foundation, August 2007.
          -2005 Outstanding Professional Service Award, Aerospace Division, American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA.     
          - Invited Review Panel, Division of Industrial Innovations and Partnership, National Science Foundation, August 2007.
          -General Chair, 10th ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference on Engineering, Construction and Operations in Challenging
             Environments (Earth & Space 2006),  League City/Houston, TX; March 05-08, 2006
          -Chair, Student Papers Competition, 46th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials (SDM) Conference,
             Austin, TX, April 18-21, 2005.

         -Official Citation from General Assembly, State of Connecticut in Recognition of significant volunteer support to the Connecticut Invention
            Convention (CIC), May 01, 2004.
         -
General Chair, 9th ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference on Engineering, Construction and Operations in Challenging
            Environments (Earth & Space 2004),  League City/Houston, TX; March 07-10, 2004.
        -Chair, Executive Committee,  ASCE Aerospace Division (2001-2002).
         -Associate Editor, AIAA/Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets (1996-2001).
        -Guest Editor, ASCE/Journal of Aerospace Engineering, April 1998.
        -President's Award for Promoting Multiculturalism and Affirmative Action, Univ. of Connecticut, May 1996. 
        -
Chancellor's Award, ASCE Student Chapter (Faculty Advisor: R. Malla), Univ. of Connecticut, May 1996.
         -External Examiner, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Queens Land, Brisbane, Australia, 1996, 2003. 
         -NASA/OAI Certificate of Recognition for Research, NASA Lewis (1993).
        -
Co-Founder, Connecticut Space Grant College Consortium (1991).
         -Mahendra Bidya Bhushan - Gold medal and certificate for Academic Achievement from the King of Nepal (1987).
        -Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society (1983).

 

    AREAS OF RESEARCH INTEREST:     
  
        -Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.                            - Dynamics, Vibration, and Thermal Response of Structures.
        -Dynamics of  Progressive Structural Failure.              - Finite Element Analysis a & Modeling
       -Lunar Structures/Habitats & Regolith.                        - Structures in Orbit
       - Mechanics of Granular Material Beds for Space Life Support Systems.
      -Analysis of Percussive Systems for Planetary Exploration
      -Fiber Optic Force and Displacement Sensors.           -Weigh-in-Motion (WIM) Technologies.
      -Bridge Expansion Joint & Health Monitoring.          -Geomechanics, Subgrade soils & Pavement Joints.
      -Structural Analysis of PEM Fuel Cells.
     - Energy Harvesting (Small-Scale Hydropower and Structural Vibrations)

 

   RESEARCH GRANTS & AWARDS AGENCIES:

         -National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
         -National Science Foundation (NSF).
         -National Academy of Sciences (NAS)/Federal Highway Adminstration (FHWA).
         -NASA/Connecticut Space Grant Consortium. 
        -NASA/Connecticut EPSCoR Grant Program
        -
New England Transportation Consortium (NETC)
        -Yankee Ingenuity Program, State of Connecticut.
        -
Hamilton Sundstrand Space Systems International, Inc.
        -Honeybee Robotics Spacecraft Mechanisms  Corporation
       - GM2 Associates, Inc.
        -MetriLight, Inc.
       -
University of Connecticut Research Foundation.
 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

    ·Society Memberships
         -Founding President and Fellow (Life), American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr)     
         - Associate Fellow,  American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
        - Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
        - Members, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
        - Member, American Academy of Mechanics (AAM) 
        - Founding Member, International Design for Extreme Environments Association (IDEEA)

    ·Editorship:
        - Editorial Board, ASCE/J. of Aerospace Engineering.
        - Editorial Board, International J. of Space Structures. 
        - Associate Editor, AIAA/J. of Spacecraft and Rockets (1996-2001). 
        - Guest  Editor, ASCE  J. of Aerospace Engineering (April 1998)
        - Editor/Co-Editors, Proceedings, ASCE Earth & Space 2004, 2006 and 2010 Conference


     ·Committees: Several Professional  Technical Committees, including: 
        -Founding President, American Society of Nepalese Engineers, ASNEngr (2007-)
        - Member, Technical Activities Committee (Board level Committee), ASCE
         - Chair, Executive Committee, ASCE Aerospace Div. (ASD).
        - Founding Chair of Comm. on Dynamics and Controls of ASCE-ASD.
        - Founding Chair, SDM Conference Liaison Committee, ASCE-ASD.
        - Member, Advanced Materials and Structures Committee, ASCE-ASD.
       - Space Engineering & Construction Committee, ASCE-ASD.
        - Member -Task Comm. on Lunar Base Structures, ASCE-Aerospace Division.
        - Member, Special Structures Committee, ASCE-Structures Division (STD)
        - Member, Dynamics Committee, ASCE-Engineering Mechanics Division
        - Task Com. on Dynamics of Lattice Structures ASCE-Structural Division.
         - Member,  Structural Dynamics Technical Committee, AIAA.

    ·Conference Organizing and Technical Session Chairs/Co-Chairs:

       Served on Planning and Technical Committees more than 40 national and international conferences;  Session organizer/chair for  more than
            70 technical sessions.  Conferences include:

<>        - Malla, R. B. (Chair) and Pantet, A. (Co-Chair), Symposium on “MS37: Applied/Computational/Experimental Structural Mechanics, Dynamics,
            Modeling and Testing of Infrastructure,” 2016 EMI International Conference, Metz, France; October 25-28, 2016 (Organized under the auspices
            of ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI), Reston, VA., USA.)
        - Ed-in-Chief of Proceedings , Control Group Member of Steering & Technical Committees, and Symposium#4 Chair,  15th ASCE-Aerospace
            Division International Conference on Engineering, Science, Constructions and Operations in Challenging Environments (Earth & Space  2016),
             Orlando, FL; April 11-14, 2016
        - Steering (Core Group) & Technical Committees, Symposium#4 Chair, and Co-Editor of Proceedings, 14th ASCE-Aerospace Division International
            Conference on Engineering, Science, Constructions and Operations in Challenging Environments (Earth & Space  2014); ), St Louis, MO; October 26-29, 2014.

        - Technical Chair and Proceedings Editor, Annual Conference, American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr), 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
         -General Chair and Proceedings  Editor,  Annual Conference, American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr), 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012
          -Proceedings co-Editor and Symposium Chair, 13th ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference on Engineering,  Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments
             (Earth & Space 2010),  Pasadena, CA; April 15-18, 2012.
        -Proceedings Co-Editor and Symposium Chair, 12th ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference on Engineering, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments
             (Earth & Space 2010), Honolulu, HI; March 14-17, 2010.
        -Technical Program Chair, 51st AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Orlando, FL, April 12-15, 2010.

        -General Chair, 10th ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference on Engineering, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments
             (Earth & Space 2006), League City/Houston, TX; March 05-08, 2006.
        -Chair, Student Papers Competition, 46th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials (SDM) Conference, Austin, TX, April 18-21, 2005.

        -
Long Range Planning Committee & Organizing Committee, AIAA/ASCE/ASME/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference (2000-).
        -General Chair, 9th ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference on Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments (Earth & Space 2004), 
                League City/Houston, TX, March 07-10, 2004.
       -Organizing Committee (ASCE Representative), AIAA/ASCE/ASME/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials (SDM) Conference in
                 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005.
        -Co-Chair, Executive Committee, International Conference on Structural Dynamics, Vibration, Noise and Control (SDVNC'95), December 05-07, 1995, Hong Kong.
        -Organizing Committee, International Design for Extreme Environment Association (IDEEA) Conference., Houston, TX, Nov.12-15, 1991.
        -Steering/Technical Committees,  ASCE ASD Conference SPACE & ROBOTICS – 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000,  2002; ASCE ASD Earth & Space conferences - 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012.
  
 Technical Sessions Organizing/ Chairing:
         -Session Chair/Co-Chair, Session on “Advanced Analysis for Earthquake Engineering,”  2016 EMI and PMC Conference McMaster Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN; May 22-25, 2106.     (Organized by ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute , Reston, VA)
        -Symposium Chair/Co-Chair, Symposium on “4. Structures in Challenging Environments: Dynamics, Controls, Smart Structures, Health Monitoring, and Sensors,” 15th Biennial ASCE-Aerospace Division International Conference on Engineering, Science, Constructions and Operations in Challenging Environments (Earth & Space  2016), Orlando, FL., April 11-15, 2016. (7 sessions)
        -Session Chair,   Session Title: "Aerospace and Related Structures,” 15th Biennial ASCE-Aerospace Division International Conference on Engineering, Science, Constructions and Operations in Challenging Environments (Earth & Space  2016), Orlando, FL., April 11-15, 2016.
        -Session Chair, Session on “"Passive Control and Damping,” 2016 AIAA SciTech Forum /57th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials (SDM) Conf; San Diego, CA; Jan. 4-8, 2016.
        -Session Chair,   Session Title: “Plenary Session (Keynote and Invited Guest Speakers),  8th Joint Annual Conference of American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) and Computer Association of Nepal-USA  (CAN-USA);, North Brunswick,  NJ Aug.29-30, 2015
        -Symposium Chair/Co-Chair, Symposium on “4. Structures in Challenging Environments: Dynamics, Controls, Smart Structures, Health Monitoring, and Sensors,” ASCE-Aerospace Division International Conference on Engineering, Science, Constructions and Operations in Challenging Environments (Earth & Space  2014), St Louis, MO; October 26-29, 2014. (8 sessions)
        -Session Chair,   Session Title: "Advances in Diagnostic and Monitoring Methods 1").  Earth & Space 2014 --14th Biennial ASCE Aerospace Div. International Conference on Engineering, Science, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments, St Louis, MO; Oct. 27-29, 2014.
        -Session Chair,   Session Title: " Advances in Diagnostic and Monitoring Methods 2," . Earth & Space 2014 -14th Biennial ASCE Aerospace Div. International Conference on Engineering, Science, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments, St Louis, MO; Oct. 27-29, 2014.
        -Session Chair, Session: “Mechanics I,”  2014 EMI Conference; ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute, Reston, VA; McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; August 5 – 8, 2014
        -Session Chair, Session: “Computational Mechanics I,”  2014 EMI Conference; ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute, Reston, VA; McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; August 5 – 8, 2014
        -Session Chair, Session I “Plenary Session,” 7th Joint ASNEngr/CAN-USA Annual Conference; Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; June 21-22, 2014.
       -Session Chair, Session on "Dynamic Effects,”  ASCE-Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Structures Congress 2015; Boston, MA; April 03-05,2014.
        -Session Chair, Session on “"Very Flexible Aircraft,” AIAA SciTech Forum 2015/55th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials (SDM) Conf; National Harbor, MD; Jan. 13-17, 2014.
        -Session Chair, Session on “Connecting with Nepal,” 6th American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr)/Computer Association of Nepal (CAN)-USA Annual Conference; Santa Clara, CA: June 29, 2013.
        -Session Chair/Co-chair, Session on “Damping and Vibration Suppression,” 54th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials (SDM) conference, Boston, MA; April 08-11, 2013.
          -Session Chair, ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) conferences - Boston, MA; June 2011; Notre Dame, IN, June 2012.   
        -Session  Chair, ASCE Aerospace Division Biennial  International Conference on Engineering,  Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments
             (Earth & Space conference) -   League City/Houston, Mar 07-10, 2004; League  City/Houston, TX, March 05-08, 2006; Long Beach, CA, March 3-5, 2008; Honolulu, HI, March 14-17,  2010; Pasadena, CA, April 15-18, 2012.     
        -Session Chair, AIAA/ASCE/ASME/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials (SDM) Conference - Salt Lake City, UT, April 18-19, 1996;
                Atlanta, GA, April 02-06, 2000;   Seattle, WA, April 16-19, 2001; Denver, CO, WA, April 22-25, 2002;  Norfolk, VA April 07-10, 2003; 
                Palm Springs, CA, April 19-22, 2004;  Newport, RI, May 01-04, 2006; Palm Spring, CA, May 04-07, 2009;  Schaumburg, IL; April 07-10, 2008; Palm Spring, CA, May 04-07, 2009; Denver, CO, April 04-07, 2011 .
        -Session Chair,  Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM) 2007 Annual Conference  and Exposition,  Springfield, MA, June 04-06, 2007.
        -Session Chair, ASCE Engineering Mechanics Division (EMD) conference, Blacksburg, VA; June 04-06, 2007
 .      -Session Chair, 2005 Joint ASME/ASCE/SES Conference on Mechanics and Materials (McMat 2005), Baton Rouge, LA, June 01-03, 2005.
        -Session Chair, ASCE Engineering Mechanics Division Conference (EMD 2002), Columbia University, New York, NY, June 02-05, 2002.
        -Session Chair, ASCE Aerospace Division Conference SPACE  & ROBOTICS -  Albuquerque, NM, February 26-March 03, 1994; Albuquerque, NM,
            June 01-06, 1996;  Albuquerque, NM, April 26-30, 1998;  Albuquerque, NM, Feb. 27-Mach 02, 2000; Albuquerque, NM, Feb. 17- 21, 2002.
        -Session Chair, SDM/AIAA Dynamics Specialist Conference, Atlanta, GA., April 02-06, 2000.
        -Session Chair, The 3rd Asian-Pacific Conference on Computational Mechanics (APCOM'96), Seoul, Korea, September 16-18, 1996.
        -Session Chair, AIAA Dynamics Specialists Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, April 18-19, 1996.
        -Session Chair, ASCE Structures Congress, Chicago, IL, April 15-18, 1996.
        -Session Chair, ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, Boulder, CO, May 21-24, 1995.
        -Session Chair, IASS-ASCE International Symposium 1994, April 24-28, 1994, Atlanta, GA, USA. 
        -Session Chair, 1st Joint ASCE-ASME-SES Meeting, Charlottesville, VA, June 06-09, 1993.
        -Session Chair, ASCE‑Structures Congress X, San Antonio, TX, April 13 ‑ 15, 1992. 
        -Session Chair, IDEEA One Conf., Houston, TX, Nov. 12-15, 1991.
         Session Chair, ASCE-Structures Congress IX, Indianapolis, IN, Ap



SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (from more than 120)

(A) Volumes Edited, Reports, and Book Chapters:

Malla, R.. B., Agui, J., and van Susante, P.,  (Editors), Earth & Space 2016 – Engineering, Science,  Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments, (Proceedings, 15th Biennial ASCE Aerospace Div. International  Conf. on Engineering, Science, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments (Earth  & Space 2016) held in Orlando, FL, April 11-15, 2016. . Proceedings, published by ASCE, Reston, VA<>

<>Malla, R.B., Kayastha, K., Sharma, S., and Ojha, S. (Editors),  Earthquake Preparedness and Disaster Relief in Nepal- A Position Paper,    published by American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr), America Nepal Medical Foundation (ANMF), and Computer Association of Nepal-USA (CAN-USA), May 2015, 114 pages; ISBN – ISBN 978-0-9909576-0-7; U.S. Library of Congress Control number:  2015933063 (Online URL: http://www.asnengr.org/earthquake_position_paper/

<>Gertsch, L. and Malla, R. B..  (Editors), Earth & Space 2014 – Engineering, Science,  Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments, (Proceedings, 14th Biennial ASCE Aerospace Div. Internat. Conf. on Engineering, Science, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments (Earth  & Space 2014) held at St Louis, MO; October 26-29, 2014. Proceedings, published by ASCE, Reston, VA;  June 2015,  728 pages (ISBN 978-0-7844-7917-9). (online: http://ascelibrary.org/doi/book/10.1061/9780784479179)

Zacny, K., Malla, R. B., and Binienda, W.  (Editors), Earth & Space 2012 – Engineering, Science,  Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments, (Proceedings, 13th ASCE Aerospace Div. Internat. Conf. on Engineering, Science, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments (Earth  & Space 2012) and  5th NASA/ARO/ASCE Workshop on Granular Materials in Space Exploration held  at Pasadena, CA, April 15-18, 2012); published by ASCE, Reston, VA, April 2012; ISBN 978-0-7844-1219-0  (CD ROM).

Malla, R.B., Shaw, M., Swanson, B., and Gionet, T., “NETC 02-6: Sealing of Small Movement Bridge Expansion Joints-Phase II: Field Demonstration and Monitoring,” NETCR -86 Final Report (Project number: NETC 02-6 Phase 2),  New England Transportation Consortium, Fall River, MA; July 31, 2011, 132 pages. (http://www.uvm.edu/~transctr/pdf/netc/netcr86_02-6_phase2.pdf)

Song, G. and Malla, R. B. (Editors), Earth & Space 2010 – Engineering, Science,  Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments, (Proceedings, 12th ASCE Aerospace Div. Internat. Conf. on Engineering, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments (Earth  & Space 2006) and  4th NASA/ARO/ASCE Workshop on Granular Materials in Lunar and Martian Environments, Honolulu, HI, March 14-17, 2010); published by ASCE, Reston, VA, March 2010; ISBN 978-0-7844-1096-7 (CD ROM).

Malla, R., Shaw, M., Shrestha, M., and Boob, S., “Sealing Small Movement Bridge Expansion Joints,”  NETCR-58, Final NETC 02-6 Project Report, New England Transportation Consortium,  Fall River, MA;  June 29, 2006, 112 pages.(http://www.uvm.edu/~transctr/pdf/netc/netcr58_02-6.pdf)

Malla, R. B., and Joshi, S., “Establish Subgrade Support Values for Typical Subs in New England,” NETCR-57, Final NETC 02-3 Project Report, New England Transportation Consortium, Fall River, MA;  April 10, 2006, 1099 pages.

Malla, R. B., Binienda, K., and Maji, A. (Editors), Earth & Space 2006 - Engineering Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments, (Proceedings, 10th ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference on Engineering, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments and  2nd NASA/ARO/ASCE Workshop on Granular Materials in Lunar and Martian Environments, League City/Houston, TX, March 05-08, 2006); published by ASCE, Reston, VA, March 2006; ISBN 0-7844-0830-0 (CD ROM).

Malla, R. and Maji, A. (Eds.), Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments - Earth & Space 2004 (Proceedings of the 9th ASCE Aerospace Division International  Conference on Engineering, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments held March 07-10, 2004; League City/Houston, TX);  published by ASCE, Reston, VA; March 2004, 1061 pp.  (ISBN 0-7844-0722-3).

Malla, R. (Guest Editor), Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 11, No. 2, ASCE, April 1998.

Malla, R. (ed.), Dynamic Response and Progressive Failure of Special Structures, (a special volume containing refereed technical papers presented at the 1st Joint ASCE-ASME-SES Meeting, Charlottesville, VA, June 06-09, 1993), ASCE, New York, Dec. 1993 ( ISBN # 0-87262-946-5).

Dynamics Response of Lattice Towers and Guyed Masts (Prepared by Task Committee on the Dynamics Response of Lattice Towers; Technical Committee on Special Structures, ASCE/Structural Engineering Institute; edited by Murty K.S. Madugula, Task Committee Chair), ISBN 0-7844-0599-9. ASCE, Reston, VA,  January 2002, 288pp  (Contribution in Chapters). 

Malla, R. and Serrette, R., "Chapter 3: Analysis Methods for Double Layer Grids," Guidelines for the Design of Double-Layer Grids (a special publication of the Committee on Double-Layer Grids of ASCE/Committee on Special Structures), ASCE, New York, August 1997, pp 3-1 through 3-25 (Book Chapter). 

Malla, R. and Ghoshal, A., "Thermally-Induced Vibrations of Structures in Space," in Aerospace Thermal Structures and Materials for a New Era (E.A. Thornton, Ed.), Chapt. 1, AIAA, Washington, D.C., Nov. 1995, pp 68-95 (Invited contribution).


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JOURNAL PAPERS

Vila, L. and Malla, R., “Elasto-Plastic Contact Force due to Repeated Longitudinal Impacts on a Novel Percussive Drill," ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics. http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0001132 (Published online: July 08, 2016)
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Vila, L. and Malla, R., “Dynamic Impact Force on a Special Drilling Mechanism for  Planetary Exploration,” ASCE  Journal of Aerospace Engineering,  Vol. 29, no. 4, July 2016, 10 pages (Published online, Feb. 24, 2016), online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)AS.1943-5525.0000601).

Vila, Luis. and Malla, Ramesh  B. “Analytical Model of the Contact Interaction between the Components of a Special Percussive Mechanism for Planetary Exploration,” Acta Astronautica Journal, Vol. 118, Jan-Feb 2016, 158-167 (published Online on 11 Nov 2015: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2015.09.016

Malla, Ramesh B. and Brown, Kevin., “Determination of Temperature Variation on Lunar Surface and Subsurface for Habitat  Analysis and Design,”   Acta Astronautica,  Vol. 107, Feb-Mar 2015, 196-207 (online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2014.10.038)

Malla, Ramesh B., Schillinger, Dominik., and Vila, Luis, "Experimental determination of friction coefficient and mobilization force for a laterally confined granular column," Granular Matter, Vol. 16, Num. 6, December  2014; 843-855  (DOI 10.1007/s10035-014-0531-3) (online: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10035-014-0531-3

<>Malla, Ramesh B., Anandakumar, Ganesh, and Ahn, Jaehun, “Experimental, Numerical, and Analytical Studies of Stress and Displacement in a Full-Scale Bed of Activated Alumina Granular Material for Water Processing in Space Life Support System,”  J. of Aerospace Engineering, ASCE, Reston, VA, Vol. 27, Num. 2; March 2014; pp 336-346 (Online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)AS.1943-5525.0000238 –( Posted online ahead of Print -  10 April 2012)

Malla, Ramesh B. and Gionet, Thomas, ”Dynamic Response of a Pressurized Frame-Membrane Lunar Structure with Regolith Cover Subjected to Impact Load,” J. of Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 26 , Num. 4, ASCE, Reston, VA; October 2013; pp 855-873,  (online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)AS.1943-5525.0000187 – posted online December 14, 2011)

Swanson, B. J. , Malla, R. B., and Shaw, M.T., "Laboratory Testing,  Field Installation, and Monitoring of a Silicone Foam Sealant for Bridge Expansion Joints," J. Bridge Engineering,  Vol. 18, Num. 8, ASCE, Reston, VA ; August 2013 ; pp 758-767 plus 7 pages  (S1-S7) of accompany Supplemental Data  at : www.ascelibrary.org ) http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000425 (Posted ahead of print:  21 Jul 2012)

Malla, Ramesh B., Gopal, Jagdeesh, and Ahn, Jaehun, “Mechanical Behavior of Water De-Ionizing Granular Material Bed for Space Life Support System, J. of Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 139, Issue 5, ASCE, Reston, VA ; May 2013 ; pp 650-663  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0000514 (published online on August 07, 2012)

Naik, Shivangi, Malla, Ramesh, B., Shaw, Montgomery, and Chaudhuri, Bodhisattwa, “Investigation of comminution in a Wiley Mill: Experiments and DEM Simulations,” J. of Powder Technology, Vol. 237, March 2013, 338-354 (published online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2012.12.019 - 21 December 2012.)  <>

Swanson, B. J. , Malla, R. B., and Shaw, M.T., "Laboratory Testing,  Field Installation, and Monitoring of a Silicone Foam Sealant for Bridge Expansion Joints," J. Bridge Engineering, ASCE, Reston, VA ( Accepted,  July 06, 2012)  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000425 (Posted ahead of print:  21 Jul 2012)  <>

Malla, Ramesh B., Anandakumar, Ganesh, and Ahn, Jaehun, “Experimental,
Numerical, and Analytical Studies of Stress and Displacement in a Full-Scale Bed of Activated Alumina Granular Material for Water Processing in Space Life Support System,” J.of Aerospace Engineering, ASCE, Reston, VA (Accepted: April 04, 2012) http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)AS.1943-5525.0000238( Posted online ahead of Print -  10 April 2012)  <>


Malla, Ramesh B. and Gionet, Thomas, ”Dynamic Response of a Pressurized Frame-Membrane Lunar Structure with Regolith Cover Subjected to Impact Load,” J. of Aerospace Engineering, ASCE, Reston, VA (Accepted, 12 Dec. 2011;  Posted Ahead of Print online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)AS.1943-5525.0000187 – posted December 14, 2011)

Malla, Ramesh B., Swanson, Brian J., and Shaw, Montgomery T., “Laboratory Evaluation of a Silicone Foam Sealant Bonded to Various Header  Materials used in Bridge Expansion Joints,” “Construction and Building Materials – An Internat. Jour., Vol. 25, Num. 11, Nov. 2011, 4132-4143 (Posted Online, May 26, 2011, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2011.04.050 ) .

Malla, R.B., Agarwal, P. and Ahmad, R. " Dynamic Analysis Methodology for Progressive Failure of Truss Structures Considering Inelastic Postbuckling Cyclic Member Behavior,” Engineering Structures – An International Journal, Engineering Structures, Vol. 33, No. 5, May2011,  pp 1503-1533 (published online on Science Direct:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2011.01.022, April 08, 2011)

Malla, R. B., Shrestha, B., Bagtzoglou, A., Drasdis, J., and Johnson, P., "Hydropower harvesting from a small scale reciprocating system," Renewable Energy - An International Journal, Vol. 36, Issue 5, May 2011, pp 1568-1577. (Published online on Science Direct -http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2010.10.026, Jan. 04, 2011

Malla, Ramesh B., Shrestha, Matu R., Shaw, Montgomery T., and Brijmohan, Smita. "Temperature Aging, Compression Recovery, Creep, and Weathering of a Foam Silicone Sealant for Bridge Expansion Joints." J. of Materials in Civil Engineering, Vol 23, No. 3, March 2011, pp 287-298. (Published online, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0000166; Sept. 16, 2010).

Schillinger, D. and Malla, R., “Analytical Elastic Solution Based on Fourier Series for a Laterally Confined Granular Column,”  J. of Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 134, No. 11,  ASCE, Reston, VA, Nov. 2008, pp 937-951.<Online  - http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9399(2008)134:11(937) >

Malla, R., and Joshi, Shraddha, “Subgrade Resilient Modulus Prediction Models for Coarse and Fine Grained Soils based on Long-Term Pavement Performance Data,” International J. of Pavement Engineering,  Vol. 9, No. 6, Taylor  and Francis Group, London, UK, Dec. 2008, pp 431-444.
(Online, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10298430802279835 )

Malla, R., B. and Anandakumar, G., “Experimental Studies of Load-Displacement Behavior of Water Processing Granular Activated Alumina Packed Beds for Space Life Support Systems,” Habitation – An International Journal for Human Support Research, Vol. 11, No. 4, Cognizant Communication Corp., N.Y., pp 149-162
(online, http://dx.doi.org/10.3727/154296608785908624 ).

Malla, R.,  Sen, A., and Garrick, N., “A Special Fiber Optic Sensor for Measuring Wheel Loads of Vehicles on Highways,” Sensors Jour.,  Vol. 8, No. 4, MDPI, Switzerland, April 2008, pp 2551-2568 (
Published online, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s8042551 ; April 11, 2008) .

Malla, R., and Joshi, S., “Resilient Modulus Prediction Models Based on Analysis of LTPP Data for  Subgrade Soils and Experimental Verification,” ASCE J. of Transportation Engineering,  Vol. 133, No. 9, ASCE, Reston, VA, Sept. 2007, pp 491-504. < Online -- http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0733-947X(2007)133:9(491) >.

Malla, R., Shaw, M., Shrestha, M., and Brijmohan, S.B., “Development and Laboratory Analysis of Silicone Foam Sealant for Bridge Expansion Joints,” J. of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 12, No. 4, ASCE, Reston, VA, July/Aug 2007, pp 438-448.
<Online -- http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)1084-0702(2007)12:4(438) >.

Cross, M., Majumdar, A., Bennett, J., and Malla, R., "Modeling of Chill Down in Cryogenic Transfer Lines," J. of Spacecraft and Rockets, AIAA,  39(2), March-Apr. 2002, pp 184-189 < Online  http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/2.3810 >

Malla, R. and Nalluri, B., "Dynamic Nonlinear Member Failure Propagation in Truss Structures," Structural Engineering and Mechanics- An International Journal, Techno-Press, 9(2), Feb., 2000, pp111-126. 

Malla, R., Abid-Jahromi, and Accorsi, M. "Passive Vibration Suppression in Truss-Type Structures with Tubular Members," J. of Spacecraft and Rockets, AIAA, 37(1), Jan-Feb.,2000, pp 86-92.
<Online -- http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/2.3530 >.

Adib-Jahromi, H., Malla, R., and Accorsi, M., "Constrained Layer Damping of Tubular Truss Members," AIAA Journal, AIAA, Washington, D.C., Vol. 34, No. 7, August 1996, pp 1487-1493. <Online -- http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/3.13257 >

Malla, R., and Serrette, R., "Double Layer Grids: A Review of Static and Thermal Analysis Methods," J. of Structural Engineering, ASCE, New York, Vol. 122, No. 8, Aug. 1996, pp 873-881
<Online -- http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9445(1996)122:8(873)  >. .

Malla, R., and Serrette, R., "Double Layer Grids: A Review of Dynamic Analysis Methods and Special Topics," J. of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 122, No. 8, Aug. 1996, pp 882-892.
<Online  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9445(1996)122:8(882)  >

Malla, R., Adib-Jahromi, H., and Accorsi, M., "A Simplified Design Method for Braced Double Skinned Structure in Lunar Application," J. of Aerospace Eng., ASCE, 8(4), Oct. 1995, pp 189-195. <Online -- http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0893-1321(1995)8:4(189)  >.

Malla, R., Wang, B., and Nalluri, B., "Dynamic Response of Trusses Under Member Failure using Pseudo-Force Method," Int. J. of Space Struct., 10(2), Sept. 1995, pp 99-112.


Malla, R. and Pai, S., "Probabilistic Response of a Truss-Type Space Structure with Joint and Member Imperfections," J. of  Spacecraft & Rockets, 32(5), AIAA, Sept.-Oct. 1995.
<Online -- http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/3.26698  >.
 
Malla, R. and Nalluri, B., "Dynamic Effects of Members Failure on Response of Truss Type Space Structures," J. of Spacecraft and Rockets, 32(3), AIAA, May-Jun. 1995, pp 545-551.<Online http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/3.26649 >.

Malla, R., "Structural and Orbital Conditions on Response of Large Space Structures," J. of Aerospace Eng., 6(2), ASCE, April 1993, pp 115-132.
< Online -- http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0893-1321(1993)6:2(115)

ASCE Task Committee, "Overview of Existing Lunar Base Structural Concepts," (with Task Comm. on Lunar Base Structures, Aerospace Div., ASCE,),  J. of Aerospace Eng., 5(2), ASCE, Apr. 1992, pp. 159-174. (Online
http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0893-1321(1992)5:2(159)  >.

Malla, R., "Earth‑Bound Civil Engineering Experience for Space Applications," J. of Aerospace Eng., 4(4), ASCE, Oct. 1991, pp 330-346.
< Online -- http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0893-1321(1991)4:4(330)  >

Malla, R., Nash, W., and Lardner, T., "Motion and Deformation of Very Large Space Structures," AIAA J., 27(3), Mar.1989, pp 374‑376.
< Online -- http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/3.10123  >

Malla, R., Nash, W., and Lardner, T., "Thermal Effects on Very Large Space Structures," J. of Aerospace Eng., 1(3), ASCE, July 1988, pp 171‑190.
< Online -- http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0893-1321(1988)1:3(171)  >


CONFRERNCE PAPERS

Malla, R. B. and Vila, L “Impact and Dynamic Analysis of an Ultrasonic Percussive Drill for Aerospace Applications” Procs., ASCE Aerospace Division 15th Biennial International Conference on Engineering, Science, Construction, and operations in Challenging Environments (Earth & Space 2016) held at  Orlando, FL; April 11-15, 2016/ to be published by ASCE, Reston, VA, 10 pages .  (Accepted - Full-length, peer reviewed)

Malla, R., Baniya, S., and Jacobs, D. “Study of Dynamic and Static Response of an Old Truss Railroad Bridge,” ASCE Aerospace Division 15th Biennial International Conference on Engineering, Science, Construction, and operations in Challenging Environments (Earth & Space 2016) held in Orlando, FL; April 11-15, 2016./to be published by ASCE, Reston, VA. 9 pages (Accepted - Full-length, peer reviewed)'

Malla, R. and Vila, L., “Dynamic Elasto-Plastic Impact Force in a Special Planetary Drilling Mechanism,” AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition  2016 (AIAA SciTech 2016 Forum)/  54th AIAA Aerospace Science Meeting, held in San Diego, CA: January 3-6, 2016 /published by AIAA, Reston, VA; January 2015; 7 pages ( Full-length )- Published.

<>Jacobs, D.W., Dhakal, S., Malla, R. and Wu, Z., “Need for development of robust software tool for steel railroad bridge rating,” Maintenance, Monitoring, Safety, Risk and Resilience of Bridges and Bridge Networks-( Procs  of  8th  IABMAS Conference held in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil; June 26-30, 2016), published by Taylor & Francis Group, London, U.K., June 2016; 1438-1442. <>

Vila, L. and Malla, R. B., “Longitudinal Impact Force on a Special Drill for Planetary Exploration,” ,” Earth & Space 2014 – Engineering, Science,  Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments (Eds. L.Gertsch and R. Malla)    (Proceedings, 14th  Biennial ASCE Aerospace Div. International Conf. on Engineering, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments (Earth  & Space 2014), St. Louis, MO,  October 27-29, 2014) ; published by ASCE, Reston, VA; ISBN 978-0-7844-7917-9; June 2015; 404-413   (Full-length, peer reviewed ) .
(online: http://ascelibrary.org/doi/book/10.1061/9780784479179)
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Brown, K. and Malla, R. B., “Effects of Temperature Gradients on the Design of a Frame-Membrane Lunar Habitat,” Earth & Space 2014 – Engineering, Science,  Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments (Eds. L.Gertsch and R. Malla)  (Proceedings, 14th  Biennial ASCE Aerospace Div. International Conf. on Engineering, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments (Earth  & Space 2014), St. Louis, MO,  October 27-29, 2014) ; published by ASCE, Reston, VA; ISBN 978-0-7844-7917-9; June 2015; 663-672 (Full-length, peer reviewed ) (online: http://ascelibrary.org/doi/book/10.1061/9780784479179)
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Vila, L. and Malla, R. B., “Analysis of the Hammering Mechanism of a Special Percussive System for Planetary Exploration,” Paper ID #1744512; Proceedings, AIAA SciTech 2014 Forum/55th  AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference (held In National Harbor, MD: Jan. 13-17, 2014), AIAA, Reston, VA; published January 2014;11 Pages (Full-length paper,  Online Proceedings.) (Full-length ).

<>Vila, Luis and Malla, Ramesh B. , “Dynamic and Contact Analysis of a Special Percussive Mechanism for Planetary Subsurface Exploration,” #AIAA 2013-1885,  Proceedings, the 54th  AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference (held in Boston, MA, April 08-11, 2013), published by AIAA, Reston, VA, April 2013, 11 Pages (Full-length paper, Online Proceedings.) (Full-length ).

Jacobs, David and Malla, Ramesh B., “Review of Live Load Impact Factor for Existing Truss Railroad Bridges in the United States,” Paper # JRC2013-2567; Proceedings, Joint Rail Conference (held in Knoxvill, TN; April 15-18, 2013); published by Am Soc. Of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), New York, NY,  April 2013 (9 pages) (Full-Length, peer reviewed).

Shrestha, Binu, Malla, Ramesh B., and Gupta, Manish K, " Pavement Longitudinal Joint Construction Methods and Comparison of Mat and Joint Densities of a Local Street," Proceedings  of the 2012 Joint Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute and the 11th ASCE Joint Specialty Conference on Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural Reliability  (EMI/PMC 2012  Conference); June 17-20,  2012, Notre Dame, IN; 8 pages..<>

Malla, R. B., Shrestha, B. and Zacny, K., “Stress and Displacement Propagation in a Drilling Tube due to Rebounding and Non-rebounding Hammer Impact Mechanisms ,” Earth & Space 2012 – Engineering, Science,  Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments,(Eds. K. Zacny, Malla, R., and Binienda, W.) (Proceedings, 13th ASCE Aerospace Div. International Conf. on Engineering, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments (Earth  & Space 2012), Pasadena, CA, April 15-18, 2012); published by ASCE, Reston, VA; ISBN 978-0-7844-1219-0; April 2012; pp 572-582.   <>

Malla, R. B. and Brown, K., “Frequency Analysis of a Frame-Membrane Lunar Habitat Considering Extreme Temperatures and Internal Pressure,” Earth & Space 2012 – Engineering, Science,  Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments,(Eds. K. Zacny, Malla, R., and Binienda, W.) (Proceedings, 13th ASCE Aerospace Div. International Conf. on Engineering, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments (Earth  & Space 2012), Pasadena, CA, April 15-18, 2012); published by ASCE, Reston, VA; ISBN 978-0-7844-1219-0; April 2012; pp 1400-1412. .
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Malla, R.B., Brown, K. and Filburn, T. "Structural Design of Frame-Membrane Habitat Concepts Considering Life Support Requirements for Lunar Colonization,” Proceedings, 41st International Conf. on Environmental Sciences (ICES 2011, Portland, OR, July 17-21, 2011), published by AIAA, Reston, VA; July 2011; 13 pages
(Refereed, Full-length).  <>

Filburn, T., Malla, R.B+., Smith, J.,  Brown, K., Clark, A. and Geonovese, J. “"An Investigation into Life Support Systems for a Lunar Habitat,” Proceedings, 41st International Conf. on Environmental Sciences (ICES 2011, Portland, OR, July 17-21, 2011); published by AIAA, Reston, VA , July 2011, 14 pages  (Refereed, Full-length) (+Corresponding author).  <>

Malla, R. B. and Gionet, T. “Frequency and Impact Analysis of a Proposed Frame-Membrane Lunar Structure at Extreme Temperatures,” Paper #AIAA 2011-1998,  Proceedings, the 52nd  AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference (held in Denver. CO, April 04-07, 2011), published by AIAA, Reston, VA, April 2011, 22 Pages (Full-length paper, Online Proceedings.) 
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Shrestha, Bibek R., Malla R.B., Paulsen, G. and Zacny, K., " Stress and Displacement Wave Propagation in a Percussive Tubular Mechanism in Presence of Geometric Discontinuity,” Paper #AIAA 2011-2180,  Proceedings, the 52nd  AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference (held in Denver. CO, April 04-07, 2011), published by AIAA, Reston, VA, April 2011, 12 Pages (Full-length paper, Online Proceedings.)


Malla, R. B., Swanson, B., and Shaw, M.T., "Laboratory Evaluation of a Silicone Foam Sealant for Field Application on Bridge Expansion Joints,” Proceedings,  the 2010 SEM Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, Society of Experimental Mechanics (held in Indianapolis, IN; June 07-10, 2010), Bethel, CT, June 2010, 12 pages (CD ROM). 
 
Malla, R.B., Shrestha, Bibek R. and Zacny, K., " Stress and Displacement Wave Propagation in a Percussive Tubular Mechanism for Space Applications," Paper #AIAA 2010-2785,  Proceedings, the 51st  AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference (held in Orlando, FL; April 12-15, 2010), AIAA, Reston, VA, April 2010, 18 Pages (Online Proceedings.)

 
Malla, R., Shrestha, Bibek R., Paulsen, G., and Craft, J., “Variation in Wave Propagation in Lunar Percussive Drilling Instrument due to Presence of a Joint,” Engineering, Science, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments (Proceedings, ASCE  Earth & Space 2010 Conference held in Honolulu, HI; March 14-17, 2010;  Eds. G. Song and R. Malla), ASCE, Reston, VA, March 2010, pp 1513-1524 (Invited).


Paulsen, G., Zacny, K., McKay, C., Shiraishi, L., Kriechbaum,K., Glass, B., Szczesiak, M., Santoro, C., Craft, J., Malla, R., and Maksymuk, M., “Rotary-Percussive Deep Drill for Planetary Applications,” Engineering, Science, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments (Proceedings, ASCE  Earth & Space 2010 Conference held in Honolulu, HI; March 14-17, 2010;  Eds.: G. Song and R. Malla), ASCE, Reston, VA, March 2010, pp 1423-1436 (CD ROM).

 
Malla, R. B., Shrestha, Binu, Drasdis, J. , and Bagtzoglou, A., "Structural Analysis of Reciprocating Small Scale Hydropower System for Lift Force Estimation,"  Engineering, Science, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments (Proceedings, ASCE  Earth & Space 2010 Conference held in Honolulu, HI; March 14-17, 2010;  Eds.: G. Song and R. Malla), ASCE, Reston, VA, March 2010, pp 2228-2238 (CD ROM).


Malla, R. and Chaudhuri, D. “Dynamic Analysis of a 3-D Frame-Membrane Lunar Structure Subjected to Impact,” Proceedings, Earth & Space 2008 – 11th  ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference on Engineering, Science, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments, (held Long Beach, CA; March 3-5, 2008), ASCE , Reston, VA, March 2008, 10 pages.


Malla, R. and Schillinger, D. “Experimental Determination of Friction Coefficient and Mobilization Force in Granular Material Packed in a Cylinder,”  Paper#411, Proceedings, SEM 2007 Annual Conference  and Exposition (held in Springfield, MA, June 04-06 2007), published by Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM), Bethel CT, June 2007, 8 pages.

Malla, R. and Chaudhuri, D., “Effects of Pressurization on Frequencies and Impact response of Frame-Membrane Composite Structure ,”  Proceedings, ASCE Engineering Mechanics Division (EMD) conference, Blacksburg, VA; June 04-06, 2007, 12 pages.


Schillinger, D. and Malla, R. , “Continuum Elastic Solution for an Axially Loaded Granular Medium Packed in a Cylinder ” Proceedings, ASCE Engineering Mechanics Division (EMD) Conference, Blacksburg, VA; June 04-06, 2007, 9 pages.


Shrestha, M. R., Malla, R. B., Boob, S. and Shaw, M. T., “Laboratory Evaluation of Weathering and Freeze-Thaw Effects on Silicone Foam Bridge Joint Sealant,” Paper #369, Proceedings, SEM 2006 Annual Conference and Exposition (held in St. Louis, MO, June 04-07, 2006), published by SEM, Bethel, CT, June 2006, 8pages.


Malla, R., and Agarwal, P., “Inelastic Dynamic Progressive Collapse Analysis of Truss Structures,” Proceedings, ASCE/SEI 2006 Structures Congress ( held in St. Louis, MO, May 18-21, 2006), published by ASCE, Reston, VA, May 2006, 10 pages.


Agarwal, P. and Malla, R., “Nonlinear Dynamic Failure Analysis of Truss Structures at Normal and  Elevated Temperatures,” Paper # AIAA 2006-2102, Proceedings, 47th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AMS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference (SDM 2006, held in Newport, RI, May 01-04, 2006), AIAA, Reston, VA, April 2006, 14 pages double column (Full-length).


Malla, R., and Anandakumar, G., “Determination of Stress and Deformation Variation in a Cylindrical Bed of Granular Materials with Applications in Space,” Earth & Space 2006 - Engineering Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments (Eds: R. Malla, W. Binienda, and A. Maji), Proceedings of the 10th ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference (held in League City/Houston, March 05-08, 2006), ASCE, Reston, VA , March 2006, 9 pages.


Malla, R., and Chaudhuri, D., “Analysis of 3D Frame-Membrane Structure for Lunar Base,” Earth & Space 2006 - Engineering Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments (Eds: R. Malla, W. Binienda, and A. Maji), Proceedings of the 10th ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference (held in League City/Houston, TX, March 05-08, 2006), ASCE, Reston, VA , March 2006, 8 pages.


Joshi, Shraddha, and Malla, R., “Resilient Modulus of Subgrade Soils A-1-b, A-3, an A-7-6 using LTPP Data: Prediction Models with Experimental Verification,” Proceedings, ASCE GeoCongress 2006, (Atlanta, GA, Feb. 26-March 01, 2006), ASCE, Reston, VA; Feb. 2006, 6 pages.


Malla, R., Shrestha, M.,  Montgomery, S., and Boob, S., "Experimental Evaluation of Silicone Foam Sealant for Bridge Expansion Joints," Proceedings, 2005 SEM Annual Conference & Exposition (held in Portland, OR, June 07-09, 2005), published by SEM, Bethel, CT, 8 pages.


Malla, R. and Agarwal, P., “Dynamic Analysis of Failure of Truss Structures with Elasto-Plastic Postbuckling Cyclic Member Behavior," Proceedings of the 2005 Joint ASCE/ASME/SES Conference on Mechanics and Materials (McMat 2005), Baton Rouge, LA, June 01-03, 2005, 6 pages double column.


Malla, R. and Joshi, S., “Resilient Modulus Prediction Models for Some New England Subgrade Soils,” Proceedings, 2005 Joint ASCE/ASME/SES Conference on Mechanics and Materials (McMat 2005), Baton Rouge, LA, June 01-03, 2005; 6 pages double column.


Lin, C. and Malla, R., “Three Dimensional Dynamic Response of Flexible Structure in Orbit,” Paper# AIAA 2005-1941, Procs., 46th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials (SDM) Conference (held in Austin, TX, April 18-21, 2005), published by AIAA, Reston, VA; 10 pages double column (Full-length).


Malla, R., Sen, A. and Garrick, N. “A Special  Dual Core Optical Fiber Sensor For Detecting Highway Vehicle Wheel Loads,” Proceedings of the 3rd Civil Engineering Conference in Asian Regions,  (3rd CECAR, held in  Seoul, Korea, Aug 16-19, 2004), published by The Asian Civil Engineering  Coordinating Council, Seoul, Korea, 2004,  pp 359-363 double column.

 
Deerungroj, E. and Malla, R. “Inner Core Bending Light Loss In A Special Dual-Core Optical Fiber,”   Proceedings of the SEM 2004 X International Congress,  (held in Costa Mesa, CA, June 07-09, 2004), published by SEM, Bethel, CT, 2004, 7 pages. 

Lin, Chijie and  Malla, Ramesh, "Coupled Thermo-Structural Analysis of an Earth Orbiting Flexible Structure," Paper#AIAA-2004-1793, Proceedings.,  AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference (held April 19-22, 2004, Palm Spring, CA); published by  AIAA, Reston, VA,  2004m 11 pages, double column (Full-length).

Malla, Ramesh B. and Lin, Chijie, "Structural Dynamic Response of a Solar Sail under Solar Pressure and Thermal Loading,"   Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments - Earth & Space 2004 (Eds. R. Malla and A. Maji); Proceedings of the 9th ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference on Engineering, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments(held March 07-10, 2004; League City/Houston, TX;  published by ASCE, Reston, VA; March 2004, pp 983-990.

Malla, R. and Anandakumar, A., "Force-Displacement Behavior of Activated Alumina Packed Beds for Water Processing Application in Space Life Support Systems," Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments - Earth & Space 2004 (Eds. R. Malla and A. Maji); Procs. of the 9th ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference on Engineering, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments held March 07-10, 2004; League City/Houston, TX;  published by ASCE, Reston, VA; March 2004, pp 413-420.


Malla, R. and Anandakumar, A., "Effects of Initial Compaction on Load-Displacement Behavior of an Activated Alumina Bed for Water Processing Applications in Space," Habitation - International Journal for Human Support Research, Vol. 9, No. 3/4, 2003, pp 122-123 (Abstract).


Malla, R. and Deerungroj, E., "Multiple Bending Loss Analysis of a Special Optical Fiber for Force Sensing," Procs., ASCE Engineering Mechanics Division Conference, Seattle, WA, July 16-18, 2003, 10 pages.


Deerungroj, E. and Malla, R., "Analysis of a Specialized Optical Fiber for Load Sensing," Procs, 12th Annual Symposium of Connecticut MicroElectronics and Optoelectronics (CMOC), Storrs, CT, April 09, 2003; pp 45-47.


Lin, C. and Malla, R., "Dynamics of Flexible Structures Under Jet Plume Loading in a Planar Orbit," Paper #AIAA 2003-1592, Procs., 44th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ACS Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials (SDM) Conference (held in  Norfolk, VA,  April 07-10, 2003),   published by AIAA, Reston, VA, April 2003, 11 pp double column  (Full-length). 


Malla, R. and Lin, C., "A Finite Element Approach for Dynamics Response of Flexible Structures in Planar Orbit," Paper no. IAC-02-I.2.03, Procs.;
53rd International Astronautical Congress/The World Space Congress – 2002; 10-19 Oct 2002/Houston, Texas, Oct. 2002; 13 pages double column (Full-length).

Malla, R. and Gopal, J., "Experimental and Analytical Studies of Full-Scale Amberlite  Water De-Ionizing Bed for Space Applications," Procs., ASCE Engineering Mechanics Division (EMD 2002) Conference (held in New York, NY, June 2-5, 2002),  ASCE, Reston, VA, 9 pages.

Malla, R. and Lin, C., "Dynamics of Flexible Structures in Orbit Under Jet Impingement Loading," Paper #AIAA 2002-1507, Procs., AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ACS Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials (SDM) Conference (held in  Denver, CO, April 22-25, 2002),  published by AIAA, Reston, VA,
Full-length, 9 pages double column (Full-length).
 
Malla, R. and Gopal, J., “Load and Deflection Characteristics of Water De-Ionizing Medium for Space Applications,” Procs., SPACE 2002 & ROBOTICS 2002 Conference, (held in Albuquerque, NM, March 17-21, 2002), ASCE, Reston, VA, pp 356-364.
   
Quagliaroli, Jessica and Malla, Ramesh B., "In-House Testing of Thermal Material for Space Application," Paper# AIAA 2001-1450, AIAA/ASCE/ASME/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference (held in Seattle, WA,  April 16-19, 2001), published by AIAA, Reston, VA, 10 pp double column (Student Paper, Full-length). 

Malla, R., Garrick, N., Sen, A., and Dua, P., "A Dual Core Forward Time Division Multiplexing Optical Fiber for Weigh-in-Motion Sensing,"  Fiber Optic Sensors for Construction Materials and Bridges, (F. Ansari, Ed.),Technomic Publishing Co., Lancaster, PA, May, 1998; pp 251-262 .


 
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