R. Ganesh Kumar

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Designation: Lecturer

Qualification: M.Tech. (CAD/CAM)




Looking ahead to take up a challenging position in an environment assuring me freedom of work in the most conducive ethical ambience.


I am a Post-Graduate in Engineering specialized in the area of CAD/CAM from VIT, Vellore. Currently, I am working as a lecturer in Kongu College of engineering. I have completed my B.E., degree in Mechanical Engineering from Institute of Road and Transport Technology, Erode. My professional skills include in depth knowledge about the Modeling aspects with I-deas and exposure to analysis software such as ANSYS and NASTRAN.




M.Tech. (CAD/CAM), Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore-632014.


B.E. (Mechanical Engineering), (Bharathiar University), Coimbatore.




Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering Department (PG), Kongu Engineering College, Erode


The nature of the job was to teach the Mechanical Engineering (PG) students the subjects like Finite Element Analysis and Composite Materials. 




The nature of the job was to train and guide the students in Finite Element Analysis software, NASTRAN. During that period I carried out a project “Analysis of Cylinder Head of Air Compressor Engine” for ELGI Equipments, Coimbatore and guided a project developing a separate menu for the design of springs using VB code in AutoCAD 2000.




Presented nine papers in various international conferences held in IIT, Chennai, NEC, Kovilpatti and KCT, Coimbatore.




1.      Finite Element Analysis

2.      Composite Materials

3.      Elasto Plastic Fracture Mechanics




§         Operating Systems: Windows, Unix

§         Software Packages: Ideas.9, ANSYS, Nastran, Cimatron, CATIA.

§         Programming Languages: C, C++,



Project 1:

Strain Energy Release Rate (SERR) for an Edge Crack at the Bi-material Interface in an Orthotropic Plate Subjected to Combined Tensile and Bending loads (ANSYS) (June 05 to Feb 06)


Damage tolerant design procedures based on Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics (LEFM) have been applied to ensure safety of structural components containing cracks in aerospace, marine, nuclear and allied fields. These procedures have been successfully in the design of structures made of monolithic materials containing cracks  with crack tips exhibiting limited yielding. The fatigue fracture behavior of monolithic material is carried out using fracture parameter like Stress Intensity Factor (SIF’s) (KI, KII and KIII) and Strain Energy Release Rate (SERR) components (GI, GII and GIII) under given loading conditions. The LEFM based solution to interface crack predicts complex singularity has against the conventional “root r singularity” countered for cracks. The complex singularity gives rise to oscillatory stress field ahead of the crack tip and oscillatory displacement behind the crack tip. The oscillatory displacement field behind the crack gives rise to interpenetration of the crack faces.


Project 2:

Stress Intensity Factors for Radial Cracks around Cylinders Subjected to Axial Loading– A Parametric Study using   Boundary Element Method (ANSYS) (July 04 to Jan 05)


Cylindrical structures of common occurrence in engineering Design. Typical examples are the shafts used in power transmission in locomotive and earthmoving structures, measuring and testing equipments, etc. Radial cracks may gradually develop in these cylindrical structures under prolonged service conditions they are subjected to dynamic axial loading. Hence, an estimation of singular stress field around the radial crack and associated Stress Intensity Factor (SIF) becomes imperative for a valid damage tolerant analysis to ensure structural integrity and safety. The SIF’s were computed from the analysis of singular stress field around the radial crack using stress and displacement extrapolation methods. In contrast to Finite Element techniques, the Boundary Element Method provided more accurate results to elasto-static problems because of their ability to exactly satisfy the free boundary conditions and infinite domain modeling capabilities.


Project 3:

Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis to Predict Crack Tip Plastic Zone Shape and Size (Oct 03 to Mar 04)


Finite Element Modelling of the cracked body configuration under Mode I, Mode II and Mixed-Mode loading conditions are carried out using ANSYS -- a general purpose FEA program. Linear-Elastic Fracture Mechanics Analysis employs both singular and isoparametric elements. The crack tip stress intensity factors are computed using post-processing subprogram program K-VALUES developed for this project. Using these SIF’s the crack tip plastic zone shape and size is computed and correlated with those obtained from ANSYS Post-Processor as line contours of Von-Mises equivalent stress within the mesh of singular elements. Elasto-plastic analysis employs both six node triangular and eight node quadrilateral elements. ANSYS uses multilinear kinematic hardening property for the Elasto-plastic analysis. The growth of the plastic zone around the crack tip was recovered graphically.


Project 4:

Thermal Finite Modeling Of Orthogonal Cutting Speed Machining Using Ansys(Dec 2002 to march 2003)


The work is aimed at developing a model and analyzing the process of chip formation through Finite orthogonal cutting speed machining in which a local region of the work piece was strained to fracture. Then chip formation was analyzed through source codes and temperature distribution was found.


Project 5:

Mechanical Design of Heat Exchanger (Jan to Mar 2001)


The Heat exchanger which can be used in chemical industries was designed using the Bell Delaware method. The design procedure was implemented in existing oil cooler and validated. The baffle leakage factor was into account which was not considered by industrial people. Presently this design is analyzed in FLUENT SOFTWARE.


Project 6:

Finite Element Analysis of Connecting Rod using IDEAS and  NASTRAN (May to June 2000)


In  this project a connecting rod was modeled using IDEAS and quarter portion of the model was different material properties and structural and thermal stresses for the connecting rod is done through coupled analysis. 


Project 7:

Bill of Materials using C++ (April to June 99) 


Client: SS Heat Recovery Engineers, Coimbatore.          

Role  : System Study, Design and Development (Active Participant in Design - Flow Charts,

              Inheritance Graphs, Object relationship Charts, Objects and Object Dictionaries)

Description: The scope of the bill of materials project includes the following objectives:


·         Flexibility

·         Incorporating new additions

·         Revision and deletion of items

·         Repair modules

·         Single level bill

·         Indent level bill

·         Ware used bill



Date of Birth: 2nd Feb 1980; Marital Status: Single; Nationality: Indian


Interpersonal Skills:

Belief in teamwork, initiative, sincerity, self motivated, hard working and eager to take up challenging assignments.


Contact Details:

Address: 1/150, Veethampatti, Velur (PO), Jakkarpalayam (via), Coimbatore-642202

Cell: 94438-21602; E-Mail: vrganeshkumar@gmail.com




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