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Dr. Sivakumar V.

Associate Professor, Vice Chairperson

Dr. Sivakumar V. currently serves as Vice Chairperson and Associate Professor at Department of Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus.

Qualification: BE, M.E, Ph.D
v_sivakumar@cb.amrita.edu
Ph: Cell: +91 94864 20028 | Landline: +91 422 2685000 [Ext: 5573]
Research Interest: Composite Mechanics, Stress Analysis, Structural Analysis

Bio

Dr. V. Sivakumar is the Vice Chairman and Associate Professor at the Department of Aerospace Engineering at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore since July 2006. Dr. Sivakumar received his Ph. D. in Applied Mechanics from IIT Madras in 2006. At IIT, he carried out a project sponsored by the Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC) of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on rocket casing stress analysis under the guidance of Prof. R. Palaninathan.

Prior to pursuing his Ph.D., Dr. Sivakumar worked in at the FE software development companies, Altair Engineering and EASi Technologies, Bangalore in various capacities. He received his Master’s degree in Structural Engineering and was involved in research at the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) Bangalore on the development of capacitance-based accelerometers under the guidance of Dr. A.R. Upadhya, former Director, CSIR National Aerospace Laboratories(NAL).

Dr. Sivakumar has published over 30 research article in polymeric composite, fracture mechanics and aerospace component design related to aviation, space and nuclear applications in international journals and conferences. Dr. Sivakumar reviewer of ASME Proceedings, Journal of Engineering Science and Technology and member of board of studies in various universities.

Dr. Sivakumar carried out many sponsored and research projects of ISRO, BARC and DRDO organizations. Dr. Sivakumar has life memberships in the Indian Society for Advancement of Materials and Processing Engineering (ISAMPE) and The Institution of Engineers (M.I.E) in India. Dr. Sivakumar’s major research interest includes Linear and Non-Linear Stress Analysis, Advanced Structural Design using Finite Element Methods, Analysis and Development of Composite Materials and Fracture Mechanics. Dr. Sivakumar exposure to most of FE codes, including ABAQUS, NASTRAN, LS-DYNA and HYPERWORKS.

Education

  • 2006 : Ph. D. in Applied Mechanics
    Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Chennai
  • 1999 : M. E. in Structural Engineering
    Government College of Technology, Coimbatore
  • 1996 : B. E. in Civil Engineering
    Coimbatore Institute Technology, Coimbatore
Publications

Conference Paper

Design of a Capacitance-Type Miniature Accelerometer

Authors : Dr. Sivakumar V., Kamesh J. V., Mangalgiri P. D., Upadhya A. R.

Investigation on High Performance Polymers for Long Term Storage of Nuclear Waste

Authors : Dr. Shantanu Bhowmik, Dr. Sivakumar V., Ajeesh G, Lalit Varshney, Mathew Abraham

Publisher : 4th International Conference on Nano and Materials Engineering (ICNME 2016)

Finite Element Analysis of Segment Joint Sealing Efficiency Used in Solid Rocket Boosters

Authors : Dr. Sivakumar V., R. Palaninathan

Publisher : International Conference on Aerospace Science and Technology

3-D Stress Analysis of Solid Rocket Booster Segment Joint

Authors : Dr. Sivakumar V., R. Palaninathan, Arasu A. Y., Murugesan S.

Bolted and Pin Joints in Solid Rocket Boosters

Authors : Dr. Sivakumar V., R. Palaninathan, Arasu A. Y., Kurian T., Murugesan S.

3-D Finite Element Analysis of the Proximal Femur Bone and Nail Implants

Authors : Dr. Sivakumar V., U. N. Asish Ramesh

Publisher : International Conference on Computer Aided Engineering

Journal Article

Optimization of cut-out shape on composite plate under in-plane shear loading

Authors : Dr. Sivakumar V., Arjun, R.K., Ishwarya V., Nithya, S., Sunder S., Thilak B.N.

Numerical Investigation of Two Element Camber Morphing Airfoil in Low Reynolds Number Flows

Authors : Rajesh Senthil Kumar T., Dr. Sivakumar V., Dr. Balajee Ramakrishnananda, Arjhun A.K., Suriyapandiyan Source

Publisher : Journal of Engineering Science and Technology

Ballistic Impact Performance Study on Thermoset and Thermoplastic Composites

Authors : Dr. Sivakumar V., Sundaram, A.S., Eranezhuth, A.A., Krishna, K.V.V.R., Kumar, P.K.

Publisher : Springer New York LLC

Numerical Analysis of Discrete Element Camber Morphing Airfoil in the Reynolds Number of Conventional Flyers

Authors : Rajesh Senthil Kumar T., Dr. Sivakumar V., Dr. Balajee Ramakrishnananda, Nikitha Narayanaprasad, Yashmitha Kumaran

Publisher : Innovative Design, Analysis and Development Practices in Aerospace and Automotive Engineering (I-DAD 2018), Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering

Strength prediction of composite T-joints with and without cut-outs

Authors : Dr. Sivakumar V., Veerandra Chakkaravarthy A., Krishnan N., Nivetha M., Vinu R.

Investigation on Polyetheretherketone Composite for Long Term Storage of Nuclear Waste

Authors : Dr. Shantanu Bhowmik, Dr. Sivakumar V., Ajeesh G., Lalit Varshney, and Mathew Abraham

Publisher : Journal of Nuclear Materials

Crack Initiation Study on Aircraft Composite Rib with Semi-elliptical Surface Flaw

Authors : Dr. Sivakumar V., G. B. Kumar, Gautham A.

Publisher : ASM International, Springer

Influence of chemically and plasma-functionalized carbon nanotubes on high-performance polymeric nanocomposites

Authors : Dr. Shantanu Bhowmik, Dr. Sivakumar V., Mannadiar Ajeesh G, Varshney Lalit, Baluch Abrar H, Park Yurim, Gilsang Son, Kim, Chun-Gon

Professional Appointments
YEAR AFFILIATION
January 2010 – Present Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore
June 2006 – December 2009 Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore
January 2002 – June 2006 Research Scholar (HTRA), Indian Institute Technology, Madras
March 2000 – December 2001 Team Leader, Altair Engineering, Bangalore
July 1999 – March 2000 Design Engineer, EASi Technologies, Bangalore
December 1996 – October 1997 Assistant Engineer, S&S Constructions, Coimbatore
Certificates, Awards, Honors and Societies
  • Life Member of Indian Engineers (M-1462215) in The Institution of Engineers (India), Kolkata, India.
  • Life Member (L-1451) in Indian Society for Advancement of Materials and Processing Engineering (ISAMPE), Bangalore, India.
  • Founder Life Member (FLM-SFA-0381) of Society for Failure Analysis, Hyderabad, India
  • Member, Board of studies, Aerospace Engineering Department, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore.
  • Member, Board of Studies, Aerospace Engineering Department, Karpagam University, Coimbatore.
  • Subject Expert, Board of Studies, Aeronautical Department, Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore for the academic year 2019-20.
  • Subject Expert, Board of Studies , Civil Engineering Department, Government College of Technology (GCT), Coimbatore for the academic year 2019-20.
  • Subject Expert, Board of Studies, Aeronautical Department, Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore for the academic year 2018-19.
  • Reviewer for ASME 2017 Gas Turbine (GT) India Conference conducted by ASME International GT Institute at Bangalore, India . December 07-08, 2017
  • Reviewer of Journal of Engineering Science and Technology,ISSN : 1823-4690.
  • Reviewer for ASME 2014 Gas Turbine (GT) India Conference conducted by ASME International GT Institute at New Delhi, India . December 15-17, 2014.
  • Reviewer for ASME 2013 Gas Turbine (GT) India Conference conducted by ASME International GT Institute and CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore. December 5-6, 2013.
  • Member in question paper passing board in Anna University of Technology, Coimbatore October, 2011.
  • Doctoral committee member for Ph. D. candidates in P.S.G College, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Coimbatore, affiliated to Anna University.
  • Reviewer for National conference on energy efficient mechanical system design and manufacturing at PSG College of technology, Coimbatore. March 2011
  • Chaired in FLIEGEN 11- An Aviation Awareness Symposium at Park college of Engineering and technology, Coimbatore, February 2011.
  • Chaired in National conference on Advances in steel, concrete and composite structures (ASCCS09), Government College of technology, Coimbatore, India. April 2009.
Area of Specialization
  • Linear and Non-Linear Stress Analysis
  • Advanced Structural Design using Finite Element Methods
  • Analysis and Development of Composite Materials
  • Fracture Mechanics
Achievements/ Prizes
  • The only recipient of EXCELLENT grade in Master of Engineering (M.E.) project.
  • Distinction and First rank holder in Bachelor of Engineering (B.E) Examinations
  • Prize winner for class First rank in S.S.L.C examination
YEAR TITLE SPONSOR
2018 Development of Light Weight Bullet Proof Material (Co-Investigator) TDFS-DRDO, Govt. of India
2013 Investigation on effect of space radiations on space durable polymeric nano composite for future generation space missions.(Principal Investigator) Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Govt. of India
2013 Investigation on Carbon Nano Fiber Reinforced Polyether Ether Ketone/Polyether Imides as Polymer Composite Container for Long Time Nuclear Waste Disposal (Co- Investigator) Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Govt. of India
2009 Analysis and Evaluation of Multilayer Shear Damped Visco-Elastic Treatments for Launch Vehicle Application (Co-Investigator) ISRO, Govt. of India
2004 S200 Motor Case Structural Analysis for Handling and testing Conditions. (Resource Person) ISRO, Govt. of India
1999 FE Analysis and Design of a Capacitance-Type Miniature Accelerometer. (Resource Person) ADA-SSPL
Talk Delivered
YEAR DETAILS
2019 Mechanics of Composite Structures“, expert lecture delivered in Nation seminar on Advancement in Materials Technology for Aerospace Application in Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore on 03rd May 2019.
2019 Mechanics of Composite Structures Used in Aerospace Industries” , guest lecture delivered in the Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Vattamalaipalayam, Coimbatore on 16th March 2019.
2019 Various Structural Beams Used in Commercial Aircrafts” , guest lecture delivered in the Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Vattamalaipalayam, Coimbatore on 28th February 2019.
2018 Mechanics of Aircraft Structures“, guest lecture delivered in the Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Karpagam University, Coimbatore on 25th September 2018.
2016 Finite Element Modelling and Analysis of Composite Structures“, guest lecture at TEQIP-II sponsored FDP on Finite Element Methods & Application at the PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, 14th July 2016.
2016 Mechanical Behaviour of Materials and General Requirements of Materials for Aerospace Applications“, expert lecture in Two Day Short Term Course on Materials and Testing at the Karpagam Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, 12th February 2016.
2015 Torsion on Plates“, expert lecture in faculty development programme on “Aircraft Structures-II“, jointly organised by Nehru Institute of Engineering and Technology and Anna University, Chennai, 26th May 2015.
2015 FEM Applications in Aeronautics“, a special lecture given in the Workshop on Finite Element Methods and its Applications at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Anna University, Coimbatore, 13th March 2015.
2015 Crack Initiation Study On Aircraft Composite Rib With Semi Elliptical Surface Flaw“, keynote lecture given inthe National Conference on “Emerging Trends in Mechanical Sciences, NCETMS15” at the Karpagam University, Coimbatore on 27th February 2015
2014 Composite Materials and Fracture Mechanics” in Faculty Development Program at Karpagam University Coimbatore on 20th June 2014.
2013 Mechanics of Hybrid Composites” in Two Days CSIR Sponsored National Level Seminar on mechanics, processing and characterization of high performance hybrid composite materials at KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore on 24th August 2013.
2012 Mechanics of Laminated Composites” in Two Days Workshop on Composite Materials at KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore on 25th August 2012.
2012 What We Do in Aerospace Department at the University” in All India Radio-Coimbatore, Educational Broadcast on 16th April 2012.
2011 Aero Structures” in the Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Karpagam University, Coimbatore, 28th September 2011.
2008 FE 3D Formulation and Case Studies”in Staff Development Programme on Finite Element Analysis at Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology, Pollachi, June 2008.
2007 Principles of Solid Mechanics and Variational Calculus” in Short term training programme on Finite Element Technology for Reliable Product Development (FETREP’07) at Government College of technology, Coimbatore, May 2007.
2007 Thin Steel structures – Case Studies” in One Day Workshop on Steel in Construction – Today & Tomorrow at Govt. College of Technology, Coimbatore, February 2007.
2006 Use of FE Software in Structural Engineering” in Faculty Development Programme on Software Applications in Civil Engineering (SACE) at Govt. College of Technology, Coimbatore, December 2006.
Workshop and Training Programs Undergone
YEAR DETAILS
2016 Five-day workshop on ” Mechanics of Fracture” conducted by GIAN sponsored Indian Institute of technology – Madras at Chennai, 19 – 23 of December 2016.
2015 Three-day Workshop on “Aircraft Structural Testing” by Society of Indian Aerospace Technologies and Industries (SIATI) and IIAEM, Jain University at Bangalore, 10 -12 of December 2015.
2014 One Day seminar on “ Topics in Engineering Failure Analysis” organized by Amrita School of Engineering and Society for Failure Analysis at Amrita University, Coimbatore on 26th April 2014.
2011 One Day Seminar on Aero-Structures Design & Certification Conducted by Regional Centre for Military Airworthiness (Aircraft), CEMILAC, Bangalore, 25, August 2011
2010 Workshop on “High Impact Teaching Skills (MISSION 10X)” conducted by Dale Carnegie Training Institute and Wipro at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Coimbatore, 20 – 21 Dec. 2010.
2008 Workshop on “Faculty Empowerment Program – An Indian Approach”, At Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Coimbatore, 25 – 27 January 2008.
2008 Training on Introduction to Abaqus CAE and Standard and Explicit solvers, at Abaqus India (p) Ltd, Bangalore, 25 – 29 August 2008.
2003 Workshop on “Finite Element Analysis and Design of Structures” (FEADS’03), at Structural Engineering Research Center, Chennai, 11 – 12 Dec. 2003.
2003 Advanced Training Program on “MSC.MARC FE Software”, at CSM Software Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, 8 – 9, Dec. 2003.
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