Dr. Kari Thangaratnam


Chennai Area, India

Nanomechanics NVH Thermal Aerospace Engineering Structural Dynamics Structural Design Composite Applications Composites Stress Analysis Abaqus Automotive Design LS-DYNA Nastran Structural Analysis CAE Hypermesh Automotive Engineering ANSYS Fortran Structural Engineering Finite Element Analysis Project Engineering Simulation Mechanical Engineering Simulations Product Lifecycle Management Aerospace Automotive Engineering Analysis Product Design Software Development Product Development
Indian, graduated in Engineering from GCT, Madras University (1981), Post-graduation in Structural Engineering from GCT, Madras University (1983) and Doctorate in Structural Mechanics from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (1990). Started working in Finite Element software development during his post graduation and research work using FORTRAN and C.

During his research work at IIT Madras, developed a software package COMSAP using SEMILOOF shell element for thermal stress and buckling analysis of laminated composite plates and shells, which was used in the design of AGNI Missile.

Twenty Five years of experience in Finite Element software development and application to engineering problems, As Project Associate at FRP Research Center IIT Madras for one year, As Research scholar at IIT Madras for four years, As Technical Manager, Techno CAD Center, Madras for eight years, As Senior Manager, SPIC Ltd, Chennai for three years, As consultant to Industrial and Engineering Projects in India and Abroad in the field of FEM for automotive in Durability, NVH, Crash. Aerospace, Composite and mechanical engineering for Nine years.
Published number of papers in International journals and also presented papers in international and national conferences.

  Visited Malaysia, Singapore, USA and Japan as consultant for Engineering Industry.

CEO at iDESIGN Engineering Services

Oct 2010 - Present

Computer Aided Engineering Services in Structural, Geotechnical, Mechanical and Automotive Application. Worked with Professional Engineer Singapore in Structural and Geo-technical engineering projects from April 2011 to October 2014.


Ph.D, CAE FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Dec 1984 - Dec 1989

M.E, STRUCTURAL at Governement college of technology coimbatore, Madras University

Dec 1980 - Dec 1982

BE, Civil Engineering at Governement college of technology coimbatore, Madras University

Dec 1975 - Dec 1980

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