S. M. Murigendrappa



Date of Joining at NITK: 

Friday, February 29, 2008

Professional Experience: 

Teaching: 20 years
Industry : 02 years

Contact Details


smm [at] nitk.ac.in
smmnitk [at] gmail.com


+91 824 247 3651


+91 93438 89072
Academic Background

• Ph.D. (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay)
• M.Tech. ( Mysore University)
• B.E. (Mysore University)

Areas of Interest

Machine Dynamics and Vibrations
Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue
Stress Analysis
Finite Element Method
Advanced Materials

Significant Projects

Ongoing DST Funded Research Projects:
1.An Experimental and Theoretical Investigation on Narrow Thermal Hysteresis of Cu-Al-Be Based SMA Actuator for Vibration Isolation,
Principal Investigator: Prof. S. M. Murigendrappa and Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. S. Kattimani

2.Experimental Characterisation and Numerical Modelling of Delamination Growth in Fiber Reinforced Polymer Laminated Composites under Cyclic Loading
Principal Investigator: Dr. S. Kattimani and Co-Principal Investigator: Prof. S. M. Murigendrappa

Supervision of Ph.D

Completed: 05
Ongoing : 07

1 Ravi A M, Awarded in 2015
Title: Experimental and Theoretical Investigations on Thermally Enhanced Machining of High-chrome White Cast Iron
Guide: Prof. S. M. Murigendrappa
2 Nivish George Awarded in 2017
Title: Buckling and Dynamic Characteristics of Non-uniformly Heated FG-CNT Polymer Nanocomposite Plate, September 2017,
Guide: Prof. S. M. Murigendrappa and Co-guide: Dr. P. Jeyaraj
3 Vinod Suresh Bhagat, Awarded in 2017
Title: Buckling and Dynamic behaviour of Non-uniformly Heated Cylindrical Panels,
Guide: Dr. P. Jeyaraj Co-guide: Prof. S. M. Murigendrappa
4 Achuthan C Pankaj Awarded in 2019
Title: Numerical and Experimental Investigations on Damage Detection in Joints based on Statistical Energy Analysis like Approach
Guide: Prof. S. M. Murigendrappa
5 Anil Kumar K. S. Awarded in 2019
Title: Experimental Investigations on Friction Stir Welded Joint of Dissimilar Aluminium Alloys
Guide: Prof. S. M. Murigendrappa and Co-guide: Dr. Hemantha Kumar

Significant Publications

 Based on the reference value of outstanding achievements, Marquis Who’s Who has included biographical profile in Who’s Who in the World 2016, 33rd Edition.
 Prepared Lecture Notes in Animated Power Point Show as Replacement for Traditional Black-Board Presentation on topics of Machine Dynamics, Lubrication and Journal Bearing, Fundamentals of Vibration and Shock, Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue, Experimental Stress Analysis and Mechanics of Composite Materials. PDF files have been shared by more than 5000 readers includes faculty members and students.
 Author of a textbook titled “Fundamentals of Finite Element Method", Interline Publication, First Edition in 2006 and Second Edition in 2009.
 Recipient of National Award for engineering design for students of Engineering Colleges.
 Recipient of Sir CV Raman Award for best article contributed to the Journal of Acoustical Society of India.


Contact us

Dr. Shrikantha S Rao, 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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