B. L. Sharma
Last updated: 1 December 2022 at 7:00 AM
  1. Selected Articles

In very general terms, my research interests concern problems that arise in continuum mechanics. I am interested in studying physical phenomena that occur due to the presence of small length scales, for example, the structure and dynamics of defects in crystal.

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  1. (1)Sharma BL, "A dislocation dipole in one dimensional lattice model”, Philosophical Magazine, Vol. , 2021,  (link) (preprint) DOI 10.1080/14786435.2021.1964703 [44 pages]

  2. (2)Sharma BL  and  Basak N, "Null Lagrangians in Cosserat elasticity”, Journal of Elasticity, Vol. , 2021,  (link) (preprint) DOI 10.1007/s10659-021-09818-8 [22 pages]

  3. (3)Sharma BL, "Discrete scattering by two staggered semi-infinite defects: reduction of matrix Wiener-Hopf problem”, Journal of Engineering Mathematics, Vol. 123, 41--87, Aug 2020, (link) (preprint) DOI 10.1007/s10665-020-10054-7 [47 pages]

  4. (4)Sharma BL, "Electronic transport across a junction between armchair graphene nanotube and zigzag nanoribbon”, The European physical journal B, May 2018, 91:84 (link) (preprint) DOI 10.1140/epjb/e2018-80647-2 [25 pages]

  5. (5)Sharma BL, "On linear waveguides of zigzag honeycomb lattice strips”, Waves in Random and Complex Media, Vol. 28(1), May 2017,  96-138 (link) (preprint) DOI 10.1080/17455030.2017.1331061 [43 pages]

  6. (6)Sharma BL, "On energy balance and the structure of radiated waves in kinetics of crystalline defects”, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 96, Nov 2016, 88-120 (link) (preprint) DOI 10.1016/j.jmps.2016.05.036 [33 pages]

  7. (7)Sharma BL, "Near-tip field for diffraction on square lattice by rigid constraint”, Zeitschrift für angewandte Mathematik und Physik, Oct 2015, Vol. 66, Issue 5, 2719–2740 (link) (preprint) DOI 10.1007/s00033-015-0508-z [21 pages]

  8. (8)Sharma BL, "Diffraction of waves on square lattice by semi-infinite crack”, SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, 75(3), 1171-1192 Jun 2015 (link) (preprint) DOI 10.1137/140985093 [22 pages]

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  1. Referee

Basant Lal Sharma

B.Tech. 1999 (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay),

Ph.D. 2004 (Cornell)

Associate Pr., FB356 , Mechanical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh - 208 016, India

Telephone:  +91 512 259 6173 (o), +91 512 259 8424 (r)

(also 392 or 679 in place of 259)

, Fax: +91 512 259 7408

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प्रौद्योगिकी स्नातक १९९९ (भारतीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान, मुंबई), डॉक्टरेट २००४ (कौर्नैल)

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भारतीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान, कानपुर

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(२५९ के स्थान पर ३९२ या ६७९ भी)

, फैक्स: +९१  ५१२ २५९ ७४०८
Mathematics is a part of physics. Physics is an experimental science, a part of natural science. Mathematics is the part of physics where experiments are cheap. -V. I. Arnold
Genuine mathematicians do not gang up, but the weak need gangs in order to survive. - I. G. Petrovskii (for science in modern times, a relevant quote as recollected by V. I. Arnold)
The only instruction which a teacher can give, in my opinion, is to think in front of his students. - Henri Lebesgue

Research Interests

Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Lattice Dynamics, Dislocations, Brittle Fracture, Solid-Solid Phase transformation, Wave Scattering, Nonlinear Elasticity, Discrete Mechanics. Geometric Algorithms, Symplectic Algorithms, Structure of Hamiltonian Systems, Toeplitz Operator Theory, Calculus of Variations, Difference Calculus, Fourier Analysis, Special Functions.


Analysis of theoretical aspects of defects (dislocation, phase boundary, and crack) in crystals using Hamiltonian mechanics (continuum elastodynamics and lattice dynamics) and analytical techniques in applied mathematics.