Ph.D. (1976) IISc
M.Tech. (1971) IIT Madras
B.Tech. (1969) IIT Madras
Vibration analysis, Finite element analysis, Design optimization, Alternative fuels and Sustainable development of rural areas
Dynamics and control of mechanical systems, Vibration of linear systems, Dynamics of machinery, Finite element analysis.
2012 onwards Professor Emeritus, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IISc, Bangalore and Chairman, Peach Engineering (P) Ltd Bangalore
January 1996 to 2012: Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IISc
January 1990 to December 1995: Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IISc.
August 1982 to December 1989: Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IISc.
August 1976 to July 1982: Project Staff, IISc.
Research and development:
Dissertation advice at Master of Engineering level: about 100
Ph D level: 12
M Sc (Engg.) level: 15
U. Shrinivasa and Amaresh Chakrabarti, “Design of an expert system for signature analysis” in “Expert systems for management and engineering”, (Eds) E. Balagurusamy and J. Howe, Ellis Horwood, New York, 1990.
H.S.Mukunda, S. Dassappa and U Shrinivasa, “Open-top wood gasifier” Renewable energy sources for fuel and electricity, (ed) T B Johanson, H. Kelly, AKN Reddy and R.H. Willams, Island Press, Washington DC, 1993.
H. S. Mukunda, P J Paul, U Shrinivasa and N K S Rajan, “Combustion of wooden spheres – experiments and model analysis”, Proc The Twentieth Int Symposium on Combustion, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1984.
S Dasappa, U Shrinivasa, B.N.Baliga and H S Mukunda, “Towards a viable technology for small gasifier: development and field experience”, Proc The Third Int Conf on Small Engines and their Fuels for Rural areas, Reading, UK 1990
K Ramananda Rao, U Shrinivasa and J Srinivasan “Simple algorithms for optimization of shell and tube heat exchangers,” EUROTHERM Seminar No, 18 on Design and Operation of Heat Exchangers, Hamburg, Germany, 1991.
T.A Dwarakanth, A Ghosal and U Shrinivasa, “Design of articulated manipulators based on workspace and dynamic criteria”, Proc ASME 1992 Mechanisms Conf Arizona, USA 1992
V Prakash, D N Venkatesh and U Shrinivasa, “Effects of bearing stiffness on crankshaft natural frequencies” SAE paper no.940697. Also in “New Developments in Engine Design and Engine Components technology” SAE Special publication SP 1017, 1994.
S Dasappa, H. V Sridhar, P J Paul, H S Mukunda and U Shrinivasa, “On the combustion of wood-char spheres in O2 / N2 Mixtures-Experiments and Analysis”, Proc 25th International Symposium on Combustion, Irvine, California, 1994.
K Ramananda Rao, U Shrinivasa and J Srinivasan, "Constrained optimisation of heat exchangers", Int. J of Chemical Engineering103, pp 112-118,
V Prakash, K Aprameyan and U Shrinivasa, "An FEM based approach to crankshaft dynamics and life estimation", SAE Paper no 980565 198.
J V K Vijay, Shrinivasa U and B Gurumoorthy, “Automatic draw direction generation for die design”, in proceedings of the 18th ASME – Computers in Engineering Conference, Atlanta, U S A, September, (1998).
U Shrinivasa, “A note on potential for use of tree-based seed-oils and seed-cakes / starches to derive fuels for diesel engine-based power generation”, Presented at the International Workshop on Bioenergy / Food, Chalmers University, Götenberg, Sweden, April 2000.
U Shrinivasa, R Narasimha and S P Govinda Raju, “Prospects for wind energy utilisation in Karnataka State”, Proc Indian Acad. Sci. Vol. C2 Part 4, 1980.
S Biswas, U Shrinivasa, S Seshan and P K Rohatgi, “Cast aluminum – graphite composites for industrial applications”, Trans American Foundrymen’s Society, 1980.
U Shrinivasa and H S Mukunda, “Wood gas generators for small power (5 hp) requirement”, Proc Indian Acad. Sci., Sadhana Vol. 7, Part 1, 1984.
R Narasimha and U Shrinivasa “Specification of design wind loads in India”, Proc Indian Acad. Sci., Sadhana, Vol. 7, Part 3, 1984.
H S Mukunda, U Shrinivasa and S Dasappa, “Portable single-pan wood stoves of high efficiency for domestic use”, Proc Indian Acad. Sci., Sadhana, Vol. 13, Part 4, 1988.
D N Venkatesh and U Shrinivasa, “Generation of an 8-node brick element using PN functions” Int. J. Computers and Structures Vol. 54, No.6, pp 1077-1084, 1995.
D N Venkatesh and U Shrinivasa, “Hexahedral elements using PN functions-applications to beams”, Int. J. Computers and structures, Vol. 60, No. 2, pp. 305-313, 1996
D N Venkatesh and U Shrinivasa, “Plate bending with hexahedral PN elements” in Int. J of Computers and Structures. Vol. 60 No.4pp. 635-641, 1996.
K Bassayya and U Shrinivasa, "A 14-node brick element, PN5X1, exactly representing linear stress fields", Int. J of Computers and Structures74(2), pp. 147-165, 1999.
K Bassayya and U Shrinivasa “A 14-node brick element, PN5X1, for plates and shells”, Int. J Computer and Structures. Int. J of Computers and Structures. Vol. 74, Issue: 2, pp 167-178, 1999.
K Mallikarjuna Rao and U Shrinivasa “ A set of pathological tests to validate new finite elements”, Sadhana Vol. 26, Part 6, pp. 549-599, December 2001
Arun R Rao and U Shrinivasa "Towards simulation of elasto-plastic deformations: An investigation" Sadhana Vol. 27, Part 3, pp. 251-294, June 2002.
Y Krishna and U Shrinivasa, ``Semi-active vibration isolation using a near zero spring-rate device: steady state analysis of a single-degree-of-freedom model'', Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering , pp 1395-1403, Number 11, 2009,
Industrial interaction & Professional services:
Consultant on Finite Element Analysis, Vibration Analysis & RenewableEnergy.
Broad Research Area
Mechanical Systems and Design
Vibration analysis, FEA, Design optimization, Alternative fuels, Sustainable development of rural areas
Department Email ID
udipi [at] mecheng.iisc.ernet.in
Permanent Email ID
udipi.shrinivasa [at] gmail.com
+91 94484 66080
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering,
Indian Institute of Science,