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  • Dr. Somenath Mukherjee

    Designation : Senior Principal Scientist
    Specialised in : Computational Solid Mechanics, Structural Dynamics & Aeroelasticity
    Joining at CSIR on : 1/2/2000
    Joining at CMERI on : 29/9/2009

Possesses over 25 years of experience in the area of analysis of structures (primarily in vibrations and aeroelastic problems of aerospace structures). Worked for the aerospace industry and academia for 16 years that includes ISRO-VSSC Trivandrum, IIT Kharagpur, CSIR-NAL Bangalore and DLR-Gottingen, Germany). Worked in several important projects that includes those of VSSC (Aeroelastic Analysis of the GSLV and RLV), CSIR-NAL (Vibrations and Aeroelastic problems of the SARAS wing, T-tail structure and propeller).
Made seminal contributions in the area of Mathematical (error) Analysis of the Finite Element Method using the function space approach. Published several journal and conference papers, technical reports and one book. Supervised several UG and PG theses/ vocational training work, and co-supervised one PhD thesis. Currently supervising two Ph.D theses work. Currently working at CSIR-CMERI in Structural analysis related to (i) Dynamic Stability of the LCA Nose Landing Gear (ii) Design of the Solar Power Tree Structure, being developed by CMERI and (iii) Powered Support Units employed in Longwall Mining.

Awards/ Honors:

  1. CSIR Raman Research Fellowship (2005-06) for visit to DLR Inst. of Aeroelasticity, Goettingen, Germany for    research on “Transonic Limit Cycle Oscillations of Airfoils”.
  2. Citations in International Archives for contributions in Science and Engineering (a) “Marquis Who’s Who in the World”, New Jersey, USA. (2007 Edition) and (b) 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century, (Pub: International Biographical Centre, England; 2008 Edition).
  3. Best paper awards: (a) Institute of Engineers Medal for paper in the Institute of Engineers Journal  (2000) and (b)  MSC Software User’s Conference, September 8-9, 2008 (2nd runner up prize) .
  4. Certificate of Merit from The National Scholarship Scheme, Ministry of Education, New Delhi, for performance at the ICSE examination (1978-79)

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Educational career: BE (Civil Engg.; BE College), ME (Applied Mechanics; Spl. Mechanics of Solids; BE College), Ph.D (Aerospace Engg.; Spl. Vibrations & Aeroelastic problems of Periodic Structures; IIT Kharagpur)
  • Development, fabrication and installation of 1 KW of power of Solar Power Trees for rural sectors- 20-25 units to be placed in villages in the districts of Bankura and Burdwan of West Bengal
  • Studies on Non-Linear Dynamics (LCO) of Shimmy Phenomenon in Nose Landing Gear of LCA or similar Aircraft

Phone : +919903694701(Mobile)

E-mail :somenath[at]cmeri[dot]res[dot]in