SRI HARSHA GARAPATI’S RESEARCH WEBPAGE

 
 

I am a doctoral student of Mechanical Engineering at University of South Florida (USF), Tampa having a passion towards product design. I am currently conducting research on transient thermal stresses occurring during shrink-fitting procedure to assemble bascule bridge fulcrums. I had also conducted research on stresses in human nates when seated in a chair and worked with a colleague to design innovative composite body armour, which is significantly lighter than the current body armor and provides much better protection to the wearer at the same time providing more flexibility. I received my MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from USF. During my masters degree, I completed a design of experiments study on nanoindentation of fiber-reinforced composite with nonhomogeneous interphase. I also worked as a graduate research assistant for award winning Holistic Numerical Methods website.  Before coming to USF, I received my bachelors degree from Acharya Nagarjuna University, India. During my bachelors degree, I worked as a student intern in organizations in India such as Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and MAXrad SOFTware. My areas of interest include Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Computer Aided Design (CAD), Mechanics of Solids, and Mechanics of Composite Materials.

About Me

Product Design, Solid Mechanics, Elasticity, Finite Element Analysis, Mechanics of Composite Materials, Failure Mechanisms in Materials, Fracture Mechanics, Bio-Mechanics, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Heat Transfer and Engineering Education