Dr. HARI KUMAR VORUGANTI

Associate Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

National Institute of Technology, Warangal - 506004, Telangana, INDIA

: harikumar@nitw.ac.in

: 8985929103

Interests: Geometric Modeling for CAD, Finite Element / Isogeometric Analysis, Robotic Kinematics and Applied Optimization.

Personal Site with Better Updates: http://sites.google.com/site/harikumar http://sites.google.com/site/harikumar

New Course Announcement:  https://sites.google.com/view/imtme2018

 Updates:

1. Computational Research Techniques using MATLAB (CRT2016) 26 -31, December, 2016: 
2. Innovative Methods for Teaching Mechanical Engineering (IMTME2017) 22-26 March, 2017
3. Scientific Computing with MATLAB, 22-26, September, 2013.
4. Computational Research Techniques, 7-11, August, 2013.

  1. Research AreasI have wide research interests in computational aspects of mechanical engineering.
    • Computer Aided Design: 
              1. Geometric Modelling
              2. Shape Transformation/Domain Mapping
              3. Volumetric Parameterization
    • Isogeometric Analysis (IGA): Integration of CAD and FEA
    • Robotics
              1. Robot Motion Planning
              2. Kinematic Synthesis
    • Applied Optimization
              1. Evolutionary Algorithms (Genetic Algorithms, Simulated  Annealing)
              2. Classical Methods for Multimodal Optimization
              3. Hybrid Methods (Classical+Evolutionary)
    • Computational Biology
              1. Protein-Protein Docking
              2. Protein Folding

 Teaching:

    • Currently Teaching @ NIT Warangal: 2017-18 II Sem (Dec 2017- April 2018)

      1. Optimization Methods for Engineering Design- Elective course for M.Tech
      2. Computer-Aided Design- Elective course for M.Tech
      3. Modeling and Analysis Lab for M.Tech (MD)
      4. Machine Drawing Lab (Assistance)
    • Previous Courses
      • NIT Warangal
        1. Basic Mechanical Engineering
        2. Finite Element Analysis
        3. Computer Aided Geometric Design/ Computer Aided Design
        4. Industrial Robotics
      • IIITDM Jabalpur
        1. Engineering Drawing
        2. Computer-Aided Design
        3. Engineering Optimization
        4. Human Values and Professional Ethics
        5. Computer Graphics Lab
      • University of Witwatersrand,  Johannesburg
        1. Concepts of Design- project-based course

Projects

  •  Pedagogy project: Co-developer for Engineering Drawing Course. Budget- 5 Lacs. Details

 

  • Publications  (Research gate : https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Hari_Voruganti)

Journals:

    Sangamesh Gondegaon and Hari K. Voruganti, An Efficient Parametrization of Planar Domain for Isogeometric Analysis using Harmonic functions,  Brazilian society of mechanical sciences and engineering journal, (In Review-submitted revision in August 2017).
      Srinivas Bairy, Vinay K. Ummidivarapu, Hari K. Voruganti, P. Bangaru Babu. Topology optimization using strain energy distribution for 2-d structures, Structural and             Multidisciplinary optimization, 
Under Review
      V. V. M. J. Satish Chembuly, Aditya agarwal, Hari K. Voruganti. An Efficient Approach for Inverse Kinematics of Planar Hyper-redundant Robots with Obstacles. International journal of modelling and simulation,  
Under review
      Hari K. Voruganti, B. Dasgupta, A Novel Volumetric Criterion for Optimal Shape Matching of Surfaces for Protein-Protein Docking, Journal of Computational Design and Engineering (2017), doi: https:// doi.org/10.1016/j.jcde.2017.10.003

    Sangamesh Gondegaon and Hari K. Voruganti. Spline parameterization of complex planar domains for isogeometric analysis, Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 2017, 47 (1), 18-35.
    Vinay K. Ummidivarapu and Hari K. Voruganti. Shape optimization of two dimensional structures using isogeometric analysis, International Journal of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation, 2017, 9 (3), 169-176.
    Subrata Kumar Mondal, Sangamesh Gondegaon and Hari K Voruganti. A novel method to apply Neumann boundary conditions for the analysis of beam with 1-d formulation using isogeometric analysis, World Journal of Engineering, Accepted, 2017, Paper ID WJE-11-2016-0143.
    Sangamesh Gondegaon and Hari K. Voruganti. Static structural and modal analysis using isogeometric analysis, Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 2016, Vol. 46 (4), 36-75.
    Vikash Gupta, Hari K. Voruganti, Bhaskar Dasgupta, Domain Mapping for Volumetric Parameterization using Harmonic Functions, Computer-Aided Design and Applications, 11(4), 2014, 426-435.
    Hari K. Voruganti, Bhaskar Dasgupta, A Geometric Approach for Segmentation and Parameterization of Molecular Surfaces for Docking, International Journal of Computational Science, 3(2), 2009.
    T. Srinivas Patro, Hari K. Voruganti, Bhaskar Dasgupta, Sumit Basu, Domain Mapping using Nonlinear Finite Element Formulation, International Journal of CAD/CAM, 8(2), 2009. 
    Hari K. Voruganti, Bhaskar Dasgupta, Gunter Hommel, Harmonic Function based Domain Mapping Method for General Domains, WSEAS Transaction on Computers 5(10), 2006. 
Conference Papers
  • Vinay K. Ummidivarapu and Hari K. Voruganti. Multi-objective shape optimization of structures using Isogeometric Boundary Element Method (IGBEM), International Conference On Composite Materials And Structures (ICCMS) 27-29th December 2017, Hyderabad, INDIA.
  • Vinay K. Ummidivarapu and Hari K. Voruganti. Isogeometric Boundary Element Method (IGBEM) for 2-D potential flows, 62nd congress of ISTAM, December 2017, OU Hyderabad, INDIA.
  • Mayank Singh Parihar and Hari K. Voruganti. Real-time Robot Path Planning by Mapping the Workspace, 3rd International and 18th National Conference on Machines and Mechanisms, December, 2017, BARC Bombay.
  • V. V. M. J. Satish Chembuly, Hari K. Voruganti. An optimization based inverse kinematics redundant robots avoiding obstacles and singularities, Advances in robotics Conference, IIT Delhi, June 28- July2, 2017.
  • Vinay K. Ummidivarapu and Hari K. Voruganti. Evolutionary structural shape optimization using Isogeometric Boundary Element Method (IGBEM), Computational Science Symposium (CSS-2017), IISC Bangalore, 14-16 March, 2017.
  • Srinivas Bairy, Hari K. Voruganti, P. Bangaru Babu. A 3-dof model for analysis of mechanical vibrations and selection of isolators, 1st International and 18th ISME Conference, NIT Warangal, 23-25 February, 2017.
  • Sangamesh Gondegaon and Hari K. Voruganti. Fitting based post-process refinement technique for finite element analysis, 1st International and 18th ISME Conference, 23-25 February, 2017.
  • Subrata Kumar Mondal, Hari K  Voruganti and Syed Ismail. Isogeometric analysis of reynolds equation for hydrodynamic lubrication, International Conference on Advances in Mechanical, Industrial, Automation and Management Systems (AMIAMS 2017), 3-5 February, 2017.
  • Vinay K. Ummidivarapu and Hari K. Voruganti. Aerodynamic Structural Shape Optimization Using Isogeometric Boundary Element Method (IGABEM), 61st Congress of Indian Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ISTAM-2016), VIT Vellore, 11-14 December, 2016.
  • Subrata Kumar Mondal, Sangamesh Gondegaon and Hari K Voruganti. A novel method to apply Neumann boundary conditions for the analysis of beams with 1-D formulation using IGA, 61st Congress of Indian Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ISTAM-2016), VIT Vellore, 11-14 December, 2016.
  • Srinivas Bairy, Hari K. Voruganti. Topology optimization using strain energy distribution for 2-d structures, 61st Congress of Indian Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ISTAM-2016), VIT Vellore, 11-14 December, 2016.
  • Sangamesh Gondegaon, Srinivas Bairy, Subrata Kumar Mondal and Hari K. Voruganti. A new post-process refinement technique for Finite Element Analysis, 61st Congress of Indian Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ISTAM-2016), VIT Vellore, 11-14 December, 2016.
  • Vinay K. Ummidivarapu and Hari K. Voruganti. Implementation of Isogeometric Boundary Element Method for 2D structures, National Symposium of Mechanical Engineering Research Scholars (NSMERS) �?? 2016, NIT Warangal, 7th October, 2016.
  • Sangamesh Gondegaon and Hari K. Voruganti. Effect of B-spline Parameterization on Isogeometric Analysis, National Symposium of Mechanical Engineering Research Scholars (NSMERS) �?? 2016, NIT Warangal, 7th October, 2016.
  • V. V. M. J. Satish Chembuly, Hari K. Voruganti. Inverse Kinematics and Trajectory planning of redundant Manipulators, National Symposium of Mechanical Engineering Research Scholars (NSMERS) �?? 2016, NIT Warangal, 7th October, 2016.
  • Sangamesh Gondegaon and Hari K. Voruganti. Comparative study of isogeometric analysis with finite element analysis, International Conference on Recent Trends in Engineering, Science and Technology, St. Peter�??s Engineering College, Hyderabad, 25-27 October, 2016.
  • Vinay K. Ummidivarapu Saurabh S. Chitlange and Hari K. Voruganti. Optimal shape design of 2D structures using Isogeometric analysis, International Conference on Computer Aided Engineering (CAE-2015), Department of Mechanical Engineering, GITAM University, School of Technology, Hyderabad, 10-12 December, 2015.
  • Gautam Pradeep kumar B, Sangamesh Gondegaon and Hari K. Voruganti. Domain Mapping for Path Planning and Mesh Generation, International Conference on Theoretical, Applied, Computational and Experimental Mechanics, IIT Kharagpur, 29-31 December, 2014.
  • Sangamesh Gondegaon, Rafaque Ahmad and Hari K. Voruganti. Geometric Modelling For Isogeometric Analysis, International Conference on Theoretical, Applied, Computational and Experimental Mechanics, IIT Kharagpur, 29-31 December, 2014.
  • Arjun K. Vishwakarma, Hari K. Voruganti, Analysis of compound fillet stress concentration and fillet sensitivity due to profile variation under given machining tolerance, International Conference on Theoretical, Applied, Computational and Experimental Mechanics(ICTACEM) 2014, IIT Kharagpur, India, 29-31 December ,2014.
  • Hari K. Voruganti, S. Aravind Kumar, Volume Parameterization and its Applications, International Conference on Computer Aided Engineering 2013, IIT Madras, 19-21, December, 2013.
  • Vikash Gupta, Hari K. Voruganti, Bhaskar Dasgupta, Domain Mapping for Volumetric Parameterization using Harmonic functions, 10th International CAD conference, Italy, 17-20 June, 2013
  • Richard Klein, Hari K. Voruganti, Michael Sears, Parameterization of domains of non-genus-0, 28th European Workshop on Computational Geometry, Assisi, Italy, 21-23 March, 2012.
  • Hari K. Voruganti, Vikash Gupta, Bhaskar Dasgupta, Domain Mapping for Spherical Parameterization using Harmonic Functions, IC-ICAME, IISc. Banglore, Jul 2008.
  • Hari K. Voruganti, Bhaskar Dasgupta, Gunter Hommel, A Novel Potential Field based Domain Mapping Method, Proceedings of 10th WSEAS Conference on Computers 2006, Greece.
  • Vipin K. Tripathi, Bhaskar Dasgupta, Kalyanmoy Deb, Hari K. Voruganti, A Simple Surface Representation Scheme for Rigid Body Docking, NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show 2006, Boston, US.
  • Vinayak, Madan Mohan D., Hari K. Voruganti, Leg Design and Kinematic Analysis for an Under-Actuated Quadruped, International Conference on Theoretical, Applied, Experimental and Computational Mechanics, IIT Kharaghpur, India, Dec 2004.

 

 

Students:

    • PhD
        1. Sangamesh G (Submitted Synopsis. Sumission of thesis due)
        2. U. Vinay Kumar
        3. VVMJ . Sathish
    • M.Tech
      • Vamsi - Deep Learning for computational mechanics
      • Mayank - Robot Motion Planning
      • Mitesh- Enrichment of Finite Element Solution using Interpolation Functions
      • Manish - Robotic Grasping
    • Previous Students
      • Subrata Kumar Mondal - Isogeometric Analysis for Tribology
      • Srinivas Bairy- Multi-level Isolation system using FEA
      • Garvit Saxena - Dynamic Analysis using IGA
      • Deepak Kulkarni - Motor for electric bicycle, NFTDC
      • Saurav Chitlange- Shape Optimization
      • Chetan Desai - Robot pathplanning
      • Rafaq Ahmed- Isogeometric Analysis
      • Gautam Pradeep - Parameterization for Meshing
      • Arjun - FEA (working in GE)
      • Sagar Patil - Automobile Engineering (working in Italy)
      • Mr S Aravind, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIT Warangal.
      • Mr Richard Klein, School fo Computer Science, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

 Education

 
  • PhD : Centre for Robotics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kanpur 
    1. Area: CAD and Optimization
    2. Supervisor: Prof. Bhaskar Dasgupta
    3. Thesis Title: Surface Modelling and Optimal Shape Matching of Proteins for Molecular Docking
  • ME: Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College of Engg., Osmania University, Hyderabad 
    1. Area: Automation and Robotics
    2. Supervisors: Dr M.C.S. Reddy, OU and Dr Basheer Ahmed, BHEL R&d
    3. Thesis Title: Optimal Kinematic and Structural Design of a 6-axis Robot
 
  • B.Tech: Department of Mechanical Engineering, KITS, Kakatiya University, Warangal.
    1. Project: Optimal Design of a Robotic Arm
    2. Supervisor: Dr R Ravindra Rao
Experieience
 
  1. Assistant Professor (Aug'12 - till date): National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India.
  2. Postdoc Fellow: University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
  3. Assistant Professor: Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design& Manufacturing, Jabalpur, India.
  4. Visiting Scholar: Technical University, Berlin, Germany.
  5. Research Associate: Centre for Robotics, IIT Kanpur.
  6. Lecturer: Vignan Institute of Technology and Science, Hyderabad.
  7. Trainee (Feb '02 - Jan '03): Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, R&D, India.

 

Academic Administrative Experience

 

  1. In-charge, Computational Research Lab, Oct, 2013- till date
  2. Treasurer, Mechanical Engineering Association, NIT Warangal.
  3. Warden, 1.8K Hall.
  4. Mess Warden, Hall-1, IIITDM Jabalpur
  5. Faculty Colloquium Coordinator, IIITDM Jabalpur

Interesting Website

  1. Good News India
  2. Madhyasth Darshan/ Jeevan Vidya
  3. Co-existence
  4. Cricket
  5. Movies: EnglishTelugu
  6. News: Daily (TeluguEnglish)

Personal

  1. My Blogs: harykumar.blogspot.com and existing-together.blogspot.com
  2. Albums of my daughter, Jagriti: jagriti-albums.blogspot.com
  3. Philosophy for life: Jeevan Vidya 

Course Taught Previously

 

 Teaching:

    • Currently Teaching @ NIT Warangal: 2017-18 II Sem (Dec 2017- April 2018)

      1. Optimization Methods for Engineering Design- Elective course for M.Tech
      2. Computer-Aided Design- Elective course for M.Tech
      3. Modeling and Analysis Lab for M.Tech (MD)
      4. Machine Drawing Lab (Assistance)
    • Previous Courses
      • NIT Warangal
        1. Basic Mechanical Engineering
        2. Finite Element Analysis
        3. Computer Aided Geometric Design/ Computer Aided Design
        4. Industrial Robotics
      • IIITDM Jabalpur
        1. Engineering Drawing
        2. Computer-Aided Design
        3. Engineering Optimization
        4. Human Values and Professional Ethics
        5. Computer Graphics Lab
      • University of Witwatersrand,  Johannesburg
        1. Concepts of Design- project-based course

Publications

 

PHDs Supervised

 

Students:

    • PhD
        1. Sangamesh G (Submitted Synopsis. Sumission of thesis due)
        2. U. Vinay Kumar
        3. VVMJ . Sathish
    • M.Tech
      • Vamsi - Deep Learning for computational mechanics
      • Mayank - Robot Motion Planning
      • Mitesh- Enrichment of Finite Element Solution using Interpolation Functions
      • Manish - Robotic Grasping
    • Previous Students
      • Subrata Kumar Mondal - Isogeometric Analysis for Tribology
      • Srinivas Bairy- Multi-level Isolation system using FEA
      • Garvit Saxena - Dynamic Analysis using IGA
      • Deepak Kulkarni - Motor for electric bicycle, NFTDC
      • Saurav Chitlange- Shape Optimization
      • Chetan Desai - Robot pathplanning
      • Rafaq Ahmed- Isogeometric Analysis
      • Gautam Pradeep - Parameterization for Meshing
      • Arjun - FEA (working in GE)
      • Sagar Patil - Automobile Engineering (working in Italy)
      • Mr S Aravind, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIT Warangal.
      • Mr Richard Klein, School fo Computer Science, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Workshops/Conferences

Projects

 

Awards and Honors

 

Additional Responsibility

  •  Warden, 1.8K Hostel
  • Faculty Advisor, Institute Magazine.