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


Research Interests

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



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

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



Engineering Mechanics comprehensive revision (39 videos)


Recent Journal Publications (past 5 years)


D. Pandit, S.M. Srinivasan, Simulation of shape memory cycle of a polymeric beam undergoing large deflection using a simple incremental approach, Comptes rendus Mechanique, submitted for review, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

K T Kasinathan, S.M. Srinivasan, Magnetoelasticity of gels, J Intell. Mat. Sys. & Struct, revision submitted,  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, accepted for publication, 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, revision submitted, 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, 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, accepted for publication, June 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, Eur. J. Mechanics A, 66, pp 45-54, 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