**Ph.D.,** Doctor of Philosophy(Applied Mechanics) – Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA (1993).

**M.S.** Master of Science (Research) (Structural Engineering )
I.I.T. Madras (1988).

**B.Tech.,** Bachelor of Technology B.Tech. Civil Engineering
I.I.T., Madras (1985).

- Smart Materials and Structures.
- Inelasticity / Plasticity.
- Micromechanical Modeling.
- Fatigue of Materials.
- Computational Mechanics.
- Composites.

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Department of Applied Mechanics & Biomedical Engineering,

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Department of Applied Mechanics & Biomedical Engineering,

IIT Madras, Chennai - 600036.

Office: +91 44 2257 4061

E-mail: akthittai_at_iitm.ac.in

Department of Applied Mechanics : Solid Mechanics Group – Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai-36.

Department of Applied Mechanics : Solid Mechanics Group – Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai-36.

Department of Applied Mechanics : Solid Mechanics Group – Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai-36.

Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai-36.

LSU, USA.

LSU, USA.

SERC, CSIR Campus, Madras.

CALTECH, Pasadena, CA, USA.

Texas A&M Univ., CollegeStation, USA.

Texas A&M Univ., CollegeStation, USA .

- K.R Pradeep, B Nageswara Rao, S.M. Sivakumar and K.Balasubramanium, Influence of Core Compressibility, Flexibity and Transverse Shear Effects on the Response of Sandwich Structures, Amer. J Mech and Indus Engg, in press, 2016.
- Vishwas C Khan, Akshaj Kumar V, Balaganesan G, Srinivasan, S. M., Energy absorbing capacity of Polyurethane/SiC/Glass - Epoxy laminates under impact loading, JEMT, in press, (2016).
- D Pandit and SM Srinivasan, An incremental approach for springback analysis of elasto-plastic beam undergoing large contact deformation, Int J of mechanical sciences, 115-116, pp.24-33, 2016.
- KV Akshaj, CK Vishwas, G. Balaganesan and SM Srinivasan, Low Velocity Impact Behavior of SiC/PU/GFRP Laminates, Key Engineering Materials, 725, pp. 122-126, 2016.
- A Prakash, SM Srinivasan, ARM Rao, Effect of Volume Fractions of Steel Fibres on High Velocity Impact Resistance of Cementitious Composite Panels, Materials and Structures, 50(1), pp.1-16, 2016.
- Amar Prakash, Srinivasan, S. M. and Rama Mohan Rao, A., Steel Fibre Reinforced Cementitious Composites Subjected To Extreme Loading Conditions, JEMT, in press, (2016).
- D Pandit and SM Srinivasan, Numerical Analysis of Large Elasto-Plastic Deflection of Constant Curvature Beam Under Follower Load, Nonlinear Mechanics, 84, pp.46-55, 2016.
- D Pandit and SM Srinivasan, A simplified approach to solve quasi-statically moving load problems of elastica using end loaded elastica solution, SADHANA, 41(7), pp.707-712, 2016.
- Ashish Mohan, SM Srinivasan, Makarand Joshi, Exploitation of large recoverable deformations using weaved SMA wire based sandwich panel configurations, JEMT, in press, (2016).
- P Rajendran, SM Srinivasan, Identification of Added Mass in the Composite Plate Structure Based on Wavelet Packet Transform, Strain,52 (1), 14-25, 2016.
- R. Sujithra, S. M. Srinivasan, and A. Arockiarajan. Memory characteristics studies for large deflections in amorphous polymers : Experiments and nu merical simulation. Journal of Intelligent material systems and structures, 27(9), pp. 1203-1217, 2016.

- R Sujithra, SM Srinivasan, A Arockiarajan, Shape recovery studies for coupled deformations in an epoxy based amorphous shape memory polymers, Polymer Testing,48, 1-6, 2015.
- A Prakash, SM Srinivasan, ARM Rao, Numerical investigation on steel fibre reinforced cementitious composite panels subjected to high velocity impact loading, Materials & Design 83, 164-175, 2015.
- P Rajendran, SM Sivakumar, Rotational-Mode-Shape-Based Added Mass Identification Using Wavelet Packet Transform, International Journal for Computational Methods in Engineering Science and Mechanics, Vol.16 (3), pp.182-187, 2015.
- D Pandit, N Thomas, B Patel, SM Srinivasan, Finite Deflection of Slender Cantilever with Predefined Load Application Locus using an Incremental Formulation, Computers,Materials & Continua,45 (2), 127-144, 2015.
- P Rajendran, SM Srinivasan, Performance of rotational mode based indices in identification of added mass in beams, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 54(4), 711-723, 2015.
- Shajil, N., Srinivasan, S. M., & Santhanam, M. An experimental study on self-centering and ductility of pseudo-elastic shape memory alloy (PESMA) fiber reinforced beam and beam-column joint specimens. Materials and Structures, 1-11, 2015.

- Sujithra, R., Srinivasan, S. M., & Arockiarajan, A., Modeling memory effects in amorphous polymers. International Journal of Engineering Science,84, 95-112, 2014. Muthusamy, P., & Sivakumar, S. M.. A constituent-behavior-motivated model for damage in fiber reinforced composites. Computational Materials Science, 94, 163-172, 2014. Sumanth, D., Preetish, K. L., & Srinivasan, S. M. A subspace thermodynamic model for shape memory alloy wire elements undergoing combined thermo-mechanical axial and torsional loads. Smart Materials and Structures, 23(8), 085027, 2014. Prakash, A., Srinivasan, S. M., & Rama Mohan Rao, A., High Velocity Impact Behaviour of Layered Steel Fibre Reinforced Cementitious Composite (SFRCC) Panels. CMC: Computers, Materials & Continua, 42(1), 75-102, 2014. Prakash, A., Srinivasan, S. M., Rao, A. R. M., &Iyer, N. R., The assessment of high velocity multi-impact damage in steel fiber reinforced cementitious composite panels. Structures Under Shock and Impact XIII, 141, 243, 2014. Muthusamy, P., & Srinivasan, S. M., Micromechanical Modeling of Onset and Progression of Damage in Composite Structures. International Journal for Computational Methods in Engineering Science and Mechanics,15(3), 184-191, 2014. Pradeep, K. R., Rao, B. N., Srinivasan, S. M., &Balasubramaniam, K., Modal strain energy change ratio for damage identification in honeycomb sandwich structures Canadian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences ,Vol. 02(01), 10-24, 2014.

- R. Sujithra, S. M. Srinivasan, and A. Arockiarajan. Computational studies on shape memory polymer under various deformations. Journal of Structural Engineering, 40 (1), 72-82, 2013.
- Prakash R and Srinivasan SM, Wavelet packet transform based damage identification of GFRP beam, Journal of Structural Engineering, 40(1), 44-47, 2013.
- R. Santhanam, Y. Krishna, and M. S. Sivakumar, Behaviour of NiTi SMA Helical Springs under Different Temperatures and Deflections, ISRN Materials Science, vol. 2013, Article ID 320370, doi:10.1155/2013/320370, 2013.
- Kannan, S., & Srinivasan, S. M., Influence of manufacturing processes and their sequence of execution on fatigue life of axle house tubes in automobiles. Engineering Failure Analysis, 34, 79-92, 2013.
- Pradeep, K. R., Srinivasan, S. M., Rao, B. N., &Balasubramaniam, K., Study on Finite Element Modeling Aspects of Delaminated Honeycomb Sandwich Beams. International Journal of Vehicle Structures & Systems, 4(3), 2013.
- Shajil, N., Srinivasan, S. M., & Santhanam, M., Self-centering of shape memory alloy fiber reinforced cement mortar members subjected to strong cyclic loading. Materials and structures, 46(4), 651-661, 2013.

- Shajil, N., Srinivasan, S. M., & Santhanam, M., An innovative approach to achieve re-centering and ductility of cement mortar beams through randomly distributed pseudo-elastic shape memory alloy fibers. In SPIE Smart Structures and Materials+ Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring (pp. 83421K-83421K). International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2012.
- Pradeep, K. R., Rao, B. N., Srinivasan, S. M., &Balasubramaniam, K., Interface fracture assessment on honeycomb sandwich composite DCB specimens. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 93, 108-118, 2012.
- R.S. Priyadarsini, V. Kalyanaraman, S. M. Srinivasan, Numerical and Experimental Study of Buckling of Advanced Fibre Composite Cylindrical Shells Under Axial Compression, International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, 12(4), 2012.

- Khan, E., & Srinivasan, S. M., A new approach to the design of helical shape memory alloy spring actuators. Smart Materials Research, 2011.
- Jeya Ganesh N, Maniprakash.S, Chandrasekaran L., Srinivasan, S.M. and Srinivasa, A.R., Design and development of a sun tracking mechanism using the direct SMA actuation, A Design Innovation paper, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, vol. 133(7), 075001 (8pages), 2011.
- B. Bhuvaraghan, S.M. Srinivasan, and Mafeo, Bob, Numerical simulation of Almen strip response due to random impacts with strain-rate effects, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Vol. 53(6), pp. 417-424, 2011.
- K. Jayabal, A. Menzel, A. Arockiarajan and S.M. Srinivasan, Micromechanical modelling of switching phenomena in polycrystalline piezoceramics. Application of a polygonal finite element approach, Computational Mechanics, DOI 10.1007/s00466-011-0595-4, 2011.
- B. Bhuvaraghan, S.M. Srinivasan, Mafeo, Bob and Om Prakash, Constrained Probabilistic Multi-objective Optimization of Shot Peening Process, Engineering Optimization, Vol. 43(6), pp. 657 - 673, 2011.
- Remanan, M., Priyadarshini, R. I., Rao, C. L., Sivakumar, S. M., Experimental Studies on Buckling Load Enhancement of Rectangular Columns and Thin Plates Using Piezoelectric Actuators. International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, 6(2), 131-146, 2011.
- VenkateswaraRao.P, Maniprakash.S, Srinivasan. S.M, Srinivasa, A.R, Functional Behavior of Isotropic Magnetorheological Gels, Smart Materials and Structures, vol.19, 085019 (9pp), 2010.
- B. Bhuvaraghan, S.M. Srinivasan, Mafeo, Bob and Om Prakash, Shot Peening Simulation using Discrete and Finite Element Methods, Advances in Engineering Software, Vol. 41(12), pp.1266-1276, 2010.
- B. Baskaran, S.M. Sivakumar and B. Maffeo, Optimization of the fatigue strength of materials due to shot peening: A Survey, International Journal of Structural Changes In Solids, Vol.2(2), pp. 33-63, 2010.
- K.R Pradeep, B Nageswara Rao, S.M. Sivakumar and K.Balasubramanium, Interface Fracture Assessment on Sandwich DCB Specimens, Jl of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol.29(13), pp.1963-1977, 2010 .
- Kaliappan, J., Menzel, A., Arunachalakasi, A., & M Srinivasan, S. A micromechanically motivated model for ferroelectrics combined with polygonal finite elements. PAMM, 10(1), 299-300, 2010.
- VenkateswaraRao.P, Maniprakash.S, and Srinivasan. S.M, A modified free decay test apparatus for the characterization of soft magnetic gels in the presence of magnetic fields, Intl J of Engineering, vol. 4(2), pp.179-190, 2010.
- B. Bhuvaraghan, S.M. Srinivasan, Mafeo, Bob and Om Prakash, Analytical Solution for Single and Multiple impacts with Strain-rate Effects for Shot Peening, Computer Modeling in Engineering Sciences CMES, vol.1550(1), pp 1-22, 2010.
- D Thomas, D. Ebenezer, and S.M. Srinivasan, Power dissipation and temperature distribution in piezoelectric ceramic slabs, JASA, vol.128( 4) , pp.17001711, 2010.
- Arun, C. O., Rao, B. N., Srinivasan, S. M., Continuum Damage Growth Analysis Using Element Free Galerkin Method, Sadhana, vol.35(3), pp.279-301, 2010.
- C. O. Arun, B.N. Rao And S M Srinivasan, Stochastic Meshfree Method for Elasto-Plastic Damage Analysis, Computer Methods In Applied Mechanics And Engineering, vol.199, pp.2590-2606, 2010.
- N. Ashok Kumar, C.Lakshmana Rao, S.M.Srinivasan, Large deflection of constant curvature cantilever beam under follower load, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 52, 440-445, 2010.
- Anup, S., Sivakumar, S.M. and Suraishkumar, G.K, Influence of viscoelasticity of protein on the toughness of bone, Journal of the Mechanical Behaviour of Biomedical Materials, 3, 260-267, 2010.
- Arockiarajan, S.M. Sivakumar, and C. Sansour, A thermo-dynamically motivated model for ferrolectric ceramics with grain boundary effects, Smart Materials and Structures, 19, 015008 (13pp), 2010.
- A.K. Nallathambi, S. Doraiswamy, A.S. Chandrasekar and S.M. Srinivasan, A 3-species model for shape memory alloys, International Journal of Structural Changes In Solids, 1(1), pp. 149-170, 2009.
- Baskaran, B., Sivakumar, S. M., and Prakash, O., Overview of the Effects of Shot Peening on Plastic Strain, Work Hardening, and Residual Stresses, in Computational Materials, pp.49-117, Nova Science Publishers, New York, 2009.
- K. Jayabal, A. Arockiarajan and S. M. Sivakumar, Multiaxialbehavior of ferroelectric single and polycrystals with pressure dependent boundary effects. Computational Materials Science, 44 (4), 1222-1230, 2009.
- K. Jayabal, D. Srikrishna, T. S. Abhinandan, A. Arockiarajan, and S. M. Sivakumar. A thermodynamically consistent model with evolving domain structures in ferroelectrics, International Journal of Engineering Science, 47 (10), 1014-1024, 2009.
- Arun, C. O., Rao, B. N., and Sivakumar, S. M., On Material Discontinuity Treatment in Element Free Galerkin Method, Journal of Structural Engineering,, 36(3), pp 182-194, 2009.
- Iyer, M., Kiranmayi, L., Chandrasekhar, A.S.and Sivakumar, S.M., Analysis for damping in structures braced with superelastic SMA wires, Journal Of Structural Engineering. 36 (2), pp. 106 113, 2009.
- Rajagopal A, and Sivakumar, S.M., Energy based adaptive strategy for plates and laminates I J Comp. meth. inengg sci. mech.,10(3), 209 223, 2009.
- A.Menzel, A. Arockiarajan, and S.M. Sivakumar. Two models to simulate ratedependent domain switching effects application to ferroelastic polycrystalline ceramics. Smart Mater. Struct., 17:015027, 13pp, 2008.
- K. Jayabal, A. Arockiarajan and S. M. Sivakumar, A micromechanical model for polycrystal ferroelectrics with grain boundary effects. Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 27 (2), 111-124. 2008.
- S. Anup, S. M. Sivakumar, and G. K. Suraishkumar. Influence of relative strength of constituents on the overall strength and toughness of bone. Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, 8(4), 527-539, 2008.
- Rajagopal A, G Balachandran ,S M Sivakumar Mesh free Galerkin method based on Natural neighbours and conformal mapping, Computational Mechanics, 42(6), 885-905, 2008.
- Sathiyanarayanan, S., Sivakumar, S.M. and Lakshmana Rao, C., Fractional Dashpot model for PVDF response,, International Journal of Condition Monitoring & Diagnostic Engineering Management, 11, No.1, pp.2-8, 2008.
- Guthikonda, V.S.R., Kranthi, M., Sivakumar, S.M., and Srinivasa, A.R., On smeared and micromechanical approaches to modeling martensitic transformations in SMA" International Journal of Nonlinear Analysis: Real World Applications, 9(3), 990-1011, 2008,
- Vigel Raj, R., Lakshmana Rao, C., Padmanabhan, C., and Sivakumar, S.M., An elastically clamped circular plate hydrophone without desensitization under large pressures, JASA, 2008.
- Arun, C.O., Rao, B.N., and Sivakumar, S.M., A Stochastic Meshless Method For Damage Mechanics" Journal of Structural Engineering, 34(3), pp.181190, 2007
- Rajagopal A., and Sivakumar, S.M., "A Combined r-h Adaptive Strategy Based on Material forces and Error Assessment for Plane Problems and Bimaterial Interfaces" Computational Mechanics, 41(1), 49-72, 2007.
- Anup, S., Sivakumar, S.M. and Suraishkumar, G.K., "Structural Arrangement Effects of Mineral Platelets on the Nature of Stress Distribution in Bio-Composites" Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences (CMES), 18, No. 2, pp. 145-154 2007 .
- Kishore Kumar, M., Sakthivel, K., Sivakumar, S.M., Lakshmana Rao, C. and Srinivasa, A., Thermomechanical Modeling of Hysteresis in SMA using the Dissipationless reference response" Smart Materials and Structures, 16 , pp.S28-S38, 2007 .
- Satya Devi, A., Sivakumar, S.M., Bhattacharya, S.S., "A New failure Criterion for Materials Exhibiting Ratcheting during Very Low Cycle Fatigue" Materials Science and Engineering (A), 452-453 , pp. 380385, 2007.
- Vigel Raj, R. ,Padmanabhan, C., Sivakumar, S.M.,and Lakshmana Rao, C."Design and testing of a pvdf hydrophone" Intl. J. COMADEM, 10(2) pp.20-20, 2007 .
- Ebenezer, D.D., Thomas, D., and Sivakumar, S.M., Non-uniform heat generation in rods with hysteretic damping" International Journal of Sound and Vibration, 302 (4-5), pp.892-902, 2007.
- Anup, S., Sivakumar, S.M. and Suraishkumar, G.K., "Natural optima in human skull: A low velocity impact study" International Journal of Crashworthiness, 12, pp.17-20, 2007 .
- Mini, R., Indira, R.P., Lakshmana Rao, C., Sivakumar, S.M., Active Control of Buckling of Columns Using PZT as Actuators" Intl. J. COMADEM, Vol. 10, pp.2-8 2007.
- Sathiyanaarayan, S., Sivakumar, S.M. and Lakshmana Rao, C., Nonlinear and Time-Dependent Electromechanical behavior of PVDF" Smart Materials and Structures, 15, pp.767-781, 2006.
- Rajagopal, A., and Sivakumar, S.M., A Performance Study on Configurational Force and Sprin-Analogy based Mesh Optimization schemes" International Journal of Comp. Meth. in Engg Science and Mechanics, 7, pp.241-262, 2006.
- Shaikh, M.G., Phanish, S., and Sivakumar, S.M., Domain switching criteria for Ferroelectrics" Journal of Computational Material Science, 37, pp.178-186, 2006.
- Rajagopal, A., and Sivakumar, S.M., Optimality of grids based on Combined r-h adaptive strategy" Computer Assisted Mechanics and Engineering Sciences, 13, pp.247-268, 2006.
- Chakraborty, A., Sivakumar, S.M. and Gopalakrishnan, S., Spectral Element based model for wave propagation analysis in multi-wall carbon nanotubes" International Journal of Solids and Structures, 43, pp.279-294, 2006.
- Sathiyanaarayan, S., Lakshmana Rao, C., and Sivakumar, S.M., Electromechanical Behavior of Form I Uniaxially and Biaxially Stretched PVDF" Ferroelectrics 325, pp.155-164, 2005.
- Satya Devi, A., Sivakumar, S.M. and Bhattacharya, S.S.,"On the Applicability of a Damage Mechanics Based Model for the stress controlled very low cycle fatigue (VLCF)" Transactions of the IIM, 58, pp 337-341, 2005.
- Gangadharan, R., Rajagopal, A., and Sivakumar, S.M.."An r-h adapative strategy based on material forces and error assessment" Journal of Computers, Materials and Continua,1, pp. 229-244, 2004.
- Sivakumar, S.M., and Ortiz, M.Microstructure Evolution in the Equal Channel Angular Processes" Computer Methods in Applied Mechanis and Engineering, 193, pp. 5177-5194, 2004.
- Rajagopal, A., Ravichandran, M., Muralidharan, G. and Sivakumar, S.M.,Distributed computation of structural integrity of LMFBR components subjected to thermal striping, "Int. J. Fatigue &Frac. of Eng. Mat. &Struct., 26, pp.847-858, 2003.
- Sathiyanarayan, S., Lakshmana Rao, C., and Sivakumar, S.M., Nonlinear elastic constitutive model for PVDF " Journal of Aerospace Sciences and Technologies., 55, p.205, 2003.
- Saravanan, U, Sivakumar, S.M. and V. Kalyanaraman "A study on the design and behavior of smart antenna Journal of Smart Materials and Structures, 10(4), pp.580-598, 2001.
- D. Thomas, C. Lakshmana Rao and S. M. Sivakumar, Finite Element Analysis and Verification of Vibrational Modes of an Underwater Acoustic Projector, J. Acous. Soc. Ind., 29, 73-80, 2001.
- Jayanta Das and Sivakumar, S.M. Multiaxial Fatigue Life Prediction of a High Temperature Steam Turbine Rotor using Critical Plane Approach, J. Engg Failure Analysis, 7, pp.347-358, 2000.
- Jayanta Das and Sivakumar, S.M. An Evaluation of Multiaxial Fatigue Life Assessment Methods for Engineering Components, Intl. J. Pressure Vessel and Piping, 76 (10), pp.741-746, 1999.
- Susma R. Chacko and Sivakumar, S.M. A Procedure for Correction of Creep in Foam Rubber Optical Pressure Measurement Techniques," Intl. J. Experimental Mechanics, 9, pp.125-131, 1999.
- Chenchiah, I.V. and Sivakumar, S.M. A two variant thermomechanical model for Shape Memory Alloys Mechanics Research Communications,26, pp.301-307, 1999.
- Ramesh, K.V., Ganesan, N., Seetharamu, K.N. and Sivakumar, S.M. "Analysis of Machining of FRPs using FEM," Intl. J. Machine Tools &Manuf, 38, pp.1531-1549, 1998.
- Sivakumar, S.M. and Voyiadjis, G.Z. "A Simple Implicit Scheme for Stress Response Computations in Plasticity Models," Intl. J. Computational Mechanics, 20, pp.520-529, 1997.
- Sivakumar, S.M. and Voyiadjis,G.Z "Cyclic Plasticity and Ratchetting," Studies in Applied Mechanics, Vol.35, pp.253-296, 1994.
- Voyiadjis,G.Z and Sivakumar, S.M. "A Robust Kinematic Hardening Rule for Cyclic Plasticity and Ratchetting Effects, Part II: Application to Nonproportional Loading Cases," ActaMechanica, 107, pp.117-136, 1994.
- Voyiadjis,G.Z and Sivakumar, S.M. "A Robust Kinematic Hardening Rule for Cyclic Plasticity and Ratchetting Effects, Part I: Theoretical Formulation," ActaMechanica, 90, pp. 105‑123, 1991.

- Dr. J. Jefferson Andrew, Topic: Composites and Repair

- Mr. Debojyoti Pandit, Topic: Large deflection of Thin Beams.
- Ms. Bhakti N Patel, Topic: Analysis of microbeams.
- Mr. Luv Verma, Topic: SMA embedded composites.
- Mr. Santhanam R (DRDO), Topic: Study of SMA helical spring actuators.
- Mr. Ashish Mohan (R&DE Engrs), Topic: SMA wire based composite sandwich panels.
- Mr. Sakthivel (Shastha), Topic: Constitutive modeling of magnetic gels.
- Mr. Sukumar (GE), Topic: Multiscale modeling of shot peening.
- Mr. Saikrishna, C.N. (NAL), Topic: Study on effects of processing on SMA strips.

- Mr. Meeshawn Marathe, Topic: Control strategies of SMA actuators.
- Mr. Sai Trinath Dubba, Topic: GraFEA of soft material structures.
- Mr. Akash Verma (R&DE Engrs), Topic: Analysis of SMA composites.
- Mr. Akash Pandey (ISRO), Topic: Plastic analysis of rocket propellant shells.

- Mr. France Prakash
- Mr. Akshaj, V.