Dr K S Shivakumar Aradhya’s Home Page

(Retd. Scientist, Gas Turbine Research Estt., Bangalore, India)

Professional Activities

Engineering Consultancy: FEM and CFD applications to design analysis and validation, life evaluation and performance

improvement of engineering structures.


Academics: Guidance of BE/BTech and ME/MTech dissertation projects; Delivering of technical lectures  


Training: FEM application to the study of stress analysis, vibration and heat transfer problems; Computational Fluid

Dynamics (CFD)

Research Interests

1.      Finite Element Techniques

2.      Boundary Element Methods

3.      Transmitted Light & Scattered Light Photoelasticity

4.      Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics

5.      Optimization Studies

6.      Composite Materials

7.      Impact Mechanics; Simulation of crash phenomenon using Hydro Codes

8.      Kinematic/Dynamic Analysis of Engineering Mechanisms

9.      Expert Systems

Positions Held

       Held various positions in academic, research and industrial organizations.


        Published over one hundred and twenty five research papers in national/international journals and conferences.


        Guided several B.E./B.Tech, M.E./M.Tech/M.Sc. dissertation projects and Ph.D. research programs.


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Courses Offered

              1. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

              2. Finite Element Method (FEM)

                                    (a) Stress Analysis (Linear Static)

                                    (b) Stress Analysis (Non-Linear Static)

                                    (c) Vibration Analysis (Modal & Harmonic)

                                                                        (d) Vibration Analysis (Transient & Spectrum)

                                    (e) Heat Transfer (Conduction, Convection & Radiation)

Contact Details


Dr K S Shivakumar Aradhya

(Retd. Scientist, Gas Turbine Research Estt., Bangalore, India)

Engineering Consultant, FEM and CFD Applications

A2-345, RMV Clusters (Phase I)   

Lottegolla Halli, RMV II Stage P.O. 

Bangalore 560094, INDIA





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