Abhilash Somayajula

Assistant Research Professor

Research Interests

  • Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV), Autonomous Ships, Marine Control Systems
  • Dynamic stability of ships and floating platforms, Wave-structure interaction 
  • Potential theory and panel methods, Nonlinear time domain simulations, Long term extreme load prediction
  • Nonlinear and stochastic dynamics, Parametric instabilities, First passage statistics

Awards & Honors

  • Graduate Teaching Fellow (2016), Texas A&M University
  • ISOPE Outstanding Graduate Student (2016)
  • American Bureau of Shipping Scholarship (2013-2017), Texas A&M University


  • Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2017
  • Dual Degree (B.Tech and M.Tech), Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 2011

Selected Publications

Somayajula, A., & Falzarano, J. (2017). Application of advanced system identification technique to extract roll damping from model tests in order to accurately predict roll motions. Applied Ocean Research, 67, 125–135.

Somayajula, A., & Falzarano, J. (2017). A comparative assessment of approximate methods to simulate second order roll motion of FPSOs. Ocean Systems Engineering, 7(1), 53–74.

Somayajula, A., & Falzarano, J. (2017). Critical assessment of reverse-MISO techniques for system identification of coupled roll motion of ships. Journal of Marine Science and Technology, 22(2), 231–244.

Somayajula, A. S., & Falzarano, J. (2017). A comparative assessment of simplified models for simulating parametric roll. Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, 139(2), 21103.

Guha, A., Somayajula, A., & Falzarano, J. (2016). Time domain simulation of large amplitude motions in shallow water. In 21st SNAME Offshore Symposium (pp. 1–20). Houston, TX: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.

Somayajula, A., & Falzarano, J. (2015). Large-amplitude time-domain simulation tool for marine and offshore motion prediction. Marine Systems & Ocean Technology, 10(1), 1–17.

Falzarano, J., Somayajula, A., & Seah, R. (2015). An overview of the prediction methods for roll damping of ships. Ocean Systems Engineering, 5(2), 55–76.

Moideen, H., Somayajula, A., & Falzarano, J. M. (2014). Application of Volterra series analysis for parametric rolling in irregular seas. Journal of Ship Research, 58(2), 97–105.

Somayajula, A., & Falzarano, J. M. (2014). Non-Gaussian analysis methods for planning craft motion. Ocean Systems Engineering, 4(4), 293–308.

Guha, A., Somayajula, A., & Falzarano, J. M. (2013). Analysis of causeway ferry dynamics for safe operation of improved navy lighterage system. In Proceedings of the 13th International Ship Stability Workshop (pp. 1–8). Brest, France: STAB International Standing Committee.