Faculty Profile

Dr. Raju Datla

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Building: Davidson Labs
Room: 224
Phone: 201.216.5568
Fax: 201.216.8214
Email: rdatla@stevens.edu
School:  Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
Department:  Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering
Program:  Naval Engineering / Ocean Engineering
Research Center:  Atlantic Center for the Innovative Design & Control of Small Ships
Laboratory:  Davidson Laboratory
Education
  • Ph.D. in Ocean Engineering, 1996, Stevens Institute of Technology.Dissertation under Drs. A. Benilov and M. Bruno on laboratory studies of the interactions between submerged turbulence and surface waves
  • M.Tech. in Marine Technology, 1989, Indian Institute of Technology. Thesis under Dr. Mukhopadhyay on 3-D Finite element modeling of a jacket platform response under hydrodynamic loading
  • B.E. in Civil Engineering, 1987, Andhra University, India.
Research
  • Experimental marine hydrodynamics
  • vessel wakes
  • computational fluid dynamic (CFD) aspects of marine hydrodynamics
  • ocean waves and turbulence
Honors & Awards
  • 1996 John P. Breslin Award for outstanding research in Ocean Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology
Appointments
  • Research Associate Professor, Davidson Laboratory, Stevens Institute of Technology 1996 - Present
Professional Societies
  • Sigma Xi
  • Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Geophysical Union
Selected Publications
Report
  1. Datla R.. (2002). "Comparative Resistance Tests of Two Friction Reducing Coatings", Technical report SIT-DL-01-2810, Davidson Laboratory, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ 07030 .
  2. Datla R.. (2001). "Model Resistance Tests of a 41m Motor Yacht with Two Different Stern Configurations", Technical report SIT-DL-01-2809, Davidson Laboratory, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ 07030 .
  3. Datla R.. (2001). "Resistance Tests of a High-Speed Craft", Technical report SIT-DL-01-2808, Davidson Laboratory, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ 07030 .
  4. Datla R.. (2001). "Resistance Tests of an 80 ft Sportfisherman", Technical report SIT-DL-01-2807, Davidson Laboratory, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ 07030 .
  5. Nwogu O. and Datla R.. (2001). "Physical Model Study of a Floating Fender System", Technical report SIT-DL-01-2806, Davidson Laboratory, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ 07030 .
  6. Datla R.. (2001). "Resistance Model Tests of New Holzinger 2000", Technical report SIT-DL-01-2805, Davidson Laboratory, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ 07030 .
  7. Datla R.. (2001). "Resistance, Seakeeping and Wake Studies of a 105 ft Catamaran Ferry", Technical report SIT-DL-01-2804, Davidson Laboratory, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ 07030 .
  8. Datla R. and He J.. (2001). "Resistance Model Tests of a 57 ft Catamaran", Technical report SIT-DL-01-2803, Davidson Laboratory, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ 07030 .
  9. Datla R. and Syamsundar S.. (2001). "Model Tests of a 74 ft Sportfish in Calmwater and Waves", Technical report SIT-DL-01-2802, Davidson Laboratory, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ 07030.
  10. Datla R.. (2001). "Model Tests of a 53 ft Sportfish in Calmwater and Waves", Technical report SIT-DL-01-2801, Davidson Laboratory, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ 07030.
  11. Datla R.. (2001). "Resistance, Seakeeping and Wake Studies of a 65 ft Ferry Vessel", Technical report SIT-DL-01-2800, Davidson Laboratory, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ 07030 .
  12. Datla R.. (2001). "Resistance Model Tests of a USCG Light Cutter", Technical report SIT-DL-01-2799, Davidson Laboratory, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ 07030 .
  13. Datla R.. (2000). "EHP Model Tests of a 74 ft Planing Vessel", Technical report SIT-DL-00-2797, Davidson Laboratory, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ 07030 .
  14. Datla R.. (2000). "Resistance, Seakeeping and Wake Studies of a 71 ft Catamaran Ferry", Technical report SIT-DL-00-2796, Davidson Laboratory, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ 07030 .
  15. Datla R.. (2000). "Additional Resistance Tests of an 80 ft Motor Yacht", Technical report SIT-DL-00-2795, Davidson Laboratory, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ 07030 .
  16. Datla R.. (2000). "Model Tests of Two 60 ft Planing Vessels", Technical report SIT-DL-00-2793, Davidson Laboratory, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ 07030 .
  17. Datla R.. (2000). "Resistance and Seakeeping Model Tests of Carey’s High-speed Craft", Technical report SIT-DL-00-2792, Davidson Laboratory, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ 07030 .
  18. Datla R.. (2000). "Resistance Model Tests of Holzinger 2000", Technical report SIT-DL-00-2790, Davidson Laboratory, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ 07030 .
  19. Datla R.. (2000). "Scaled Model Tests of a Wave Energy Extraction Device", Technical report SIT-DL-00-2787, Davidson Laboratory, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ 07030 .
Conference Proceedings
  1. Datla R. and Benilov A.. (Dec 8-12, 1997). "Interactions between Submerged Turbulence and Surface Waves", Proceedings of the Seventh Asian Congress of Fluid Mechanics, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India. .
  2. Benilov A. and Datla R.. (May 1996). "Laboratory Study of Submerged Turbulence and Surface Wave Effects on Dye Diffusion", Spring Meeting, American Geophysical Union, Baltimore. .
  3. Datla R., Saha D. C. and Mukhopadhyay M. (1990). "Poisson Moment Functional (PMF) Approach to Parameter Identification of Nonlinear Ship Roll Motion", IEEE International Conference on System Identification, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.
  4. Datla R. and Mukhopadhyay M.. (1989). "3-D Modeling of a Jacket Platform in Dynamic Analysis by Finite Element Technique", First National Conference on Marine Structures, Visakhapatnam, India. .
Courses
  • OE 642 Motion of Vessels in Waves
  • OE 643 Stability and Control of Marine Craft
  • OE 527 Laboratory in Naval Architecture
  • OE 645 Hydrodynamics of High-Speed Marine Craft
  • OE 528 Computer-Aided Ship Design
  • NE 423 Engineering Design VII
  • NE 424 Engineering Design VIII