Sivakumar M.Srinivasan





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Sivakumar M. Srinivasan


Active Material Structures and Systems Lab,

Solid Mechanics Group,

Department of Applied Mechanics
IIT Madras Chennai - 600 036.

Phone: +91 44 2257 4061


Also: Dean (Students), IITM

Also: Coordinator, Structures Panel, AR&DB, DRDO


Research Interests

Smart Materials and Structures; Inelasticity / Plasticity; Micromechanical odeling; Fatigue of Materials; Computational Mechanics; Composites



Engineering Mechanics, Prentice Hall of India,. I edition, 2003. (with C.Lakshmana Rao, J. Lakshmi Narasimhan and Raju Sethuraman)

Inelasticity of Materials, WorldScientific, Inc., I edition, 2009. (& Arun R. Srinivasa).



Engineering Mechanics comprehensive revision (39 videos)


Recent Journal Publications (past 5 years)


J Andrew, SM Srinivasan and A Arockiarajan, A review of parameters influencing the impact response of fiber-reinforced polymer matrix composite materials, Composite Structures, submitted for review, June 2017.

Bhakti N Patel, SM Srinivasan, Post-buckling of micro-cantilever beams using the consistent couple stress theory, J Nonlinear Mechanics, submitted for review, 2017.

K T Kasinathan, S.M. Srinivasan, Magnetoelasticity of gels, J Intell. Mat. Sys. & Struct, submitted for review, Apr 2017.

Vishwas C Khan, Akshaj Kumar V, Balaganesan G, Srinivasan, S. M., Numerical Study On Multi Layered Target Material Subjected To Impact Loading, Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures, submitted for review, June 2017.

J Andrew, S M Srinivasan and A.Arockiarajan, The role of adhesively bonded super hybrid external patches on the impact and post-impact response of repaired glass/epoxy composite laminates, Composite Structures, submitted for review, Feb 2017. 

J Andrew, S M Srinivasan and A.Arockiarajan, Influence of Patch Lay-Up Configuration and Hybridization on the Impact and Post-Impact Response of Repaired GFRP composites, IJ Impact Engg., submitted for review, Mar 2017. 

Bhakti N. Patel D. Pandit, S.M. Sriniasan, Moment-curvature based elasto-plastic model for large deflection of micro-beams under combined loading, IJ Mechanical Sciences, revision submitted, June 2017. 

S T Kasinathan, S M Srinivasan, Magnetoelasticity of thin gels, Acta Mechanica, revision submitted, May 2017.

D. Pandit, S.M. Srinivasan, Large Elasto-plastic Deflection of Thin Beams with Roller Support Contact, Procedia Engineering, 173,pp.1079-1084, 2017,

Bhakti N. Patel, D. Pandit, S.M. Srinivasan, Large Elaso-plastic Deflection of Micro-beams Using Strain Gradient Plasticity Theory, Procedia Engineering, 173, pp.1064-1070, 2017.

Luv Verma, Srinivasan M. Sivakumar, S. Vedantam, Effects of the Addition of the Inelastic Fibers on the Energy Dissipation in the Composite Cantilever Beam, Procedia Engineering, 173, pp.1552-1559, 2017.

B Patel, D Pandit, SM Srinivasan, A simplified moment-curvature based approach for large deflection analysis of micro-beams using the consistent couple stress theory, Accepted for publication, Eur. J. Mechanics A, 2017.

K.R Pradeep, B Nageswara Rao, S.M. Sivakumar and K.Balasubramanium, Influence of Core Comprehensibility, Flexibility and Transverse Shear Effects on the Response of Sandwich Structures," American Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engg, 2(2),  81-91, 2017.

Khan, Vishwas Chandra, et al. "Nanofillers Reinforced Polymer Composites Wrap to Repair Corroded Steel Pipe Lines," Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, 139.4:041411, 2017

Vishwas C Khan, Akshaj Kumar V, Balaganesan G, Srinivasan, S. M., Energy absorbing capacity of Polyurethane/SiC/Glass - Epoxy laminates under impact loading, ASME J. Eng. Mater. Technol. 139(2):021008- 021008-9, 2017.

Ashish Mohan, SM Srinivasan, Makarand Joshi, Exploitation of large recoverable deformations using weaved SMA wire based sandwich panel configurations, ASME J. Eng. Mater. Technol. 139(2):021014-021014-5, 2017.

Amar Prakash, Srinivasan, S. M. and Rama Mohan Rao, A., Steel Fibre Reinforced Cementitious Composites Subjected To Extreme Loading Conditions, ASME J. Eng. Mater. Technol. 139(2):021019- 021019-7, 2017.



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 in High Velocity Impact Resistance of Cementitious composite Panels, Materials and Structures, 50(1), pp.1-16, 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.

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 Science94, 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 Structures23(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 & Continua42(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 XIII141, 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 Analysis34, 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 & Systems4(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 structures46(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 Mechanics93, 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.