Kulkarni S M



Date of Joining at NITK: 

Monday, July 30, 1990

Professional Experience: 

Total 26 Years and at NITK 24 Years

Contact Details


smk [at] nitk.edu.in
smkulk [at] gmail.com


0824-2473656, 0824-2474656


Academic Background

• Ph.D (IISc) 2002
• M.E (Bharathiar University) 1989
• B. E (Mysore University) 1985

Areas of Interest

• Processing and Characterization Composites and sandwiches
• Modelling and analysis of Mechanical, Mechatronic systems and MEMS.
• Product Development and Prototyping.

Significant Projects

• MHRD research and development project on Biocomposites and composite lumber
• DST Funding for Infrastructure in Science and Technology (FIST) to establish composite activity centre

Supervision of Ph.D

Completed: 4
Ongoing: 2

Significant Publications

1. B. Krishna Prabhu, Sanjeev Dudse, and S. M. Kulkarni “Statistical analysis of flexural modulus of cenospheres-reinforced, recycled poly(ethylene terephthalate) using Taguchi method” Journal of Elastomers and Plastics, first published on April 11, 2013 as doi:10.1177/0095244313483641
2. M R Doddamani and S M Kulkarni “Compressive properties of sandwiches with functionally graded rubber core and jute–epoxy skins” Bull. Mater. Sci., Vol. 36, No. 2, April 2013, pp. 319–328.
3. Munuswamy Selvaraj, Satyabodh Kulkarni and Ramamurthy Ramesh Babu, “Analysis and Experimental testing of a built-up composite cross arm in transmission line tower for mechanical performance”, Composite Structures, 96 (2013) pp 1-7
4. M.Selvaraj, S.M.Kulkarni, R.Ramesh Babu Behavioral Analysis of built up transmission line tower from FRP pultruded sections International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering 2/ 9, 2012, 39-47
5. M. R. Doddamani and S. M. Kulkarni, “Response of fly ash-reinforced functionally graded rubber composites subjected to Mechanical loading”, Mechanics of Composite Materials V48, No. 1, March 2012, pp 89-100


• Sir Vithal N. Chandavarkar Award for Best Ph. D thesis


Contact us

Dr. Ravikiran Kadoli, Professor and Head
Department of Mechanical Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

  • Hot line: +91-0824-2473049

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