Tirupathi R. Chandrupatla

Tirupathi R. Chandrupatla


Tirupathi R. Chandrupatla, Ph.D., P.E., CMfgE
Professor and Founding Chair
Rowan Hall 235
Phone: 856-256-5342
Email: chandrupatla@rowan.edu


  • Ph.D. - Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics,  University of Texas at Austin, 1977
  • M.S. - Machine Tool Design, Mechanical Engineering, I.I.T. Bombay, 1967
  • B.E. - Mechanical Engineering , National Institute of Technology, Warangal, 1965


  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Rowan University, 1995-Present
  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Kettering University, 1985-1995
  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Kettering University, 1981-1985
  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Kettering University, 1979-1991
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Engineering Mechanics, University of Kentucky, 1978-1979
  • Lecturer,  Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 1971-1974
  • Design Engineer,  Hindustan Machine Tools, Bangalore, 1968-1971

Research Areas:

  • Mechanical Design, Finite Element Analysis, Optimization, Quality and Reliability, Manufacturing Engineering

Select Research / Collaboration Activities:

  • Summer Work in Design, Manufacturing and Fatigue Analysis, NAVY, Lakehurst 1998-2018

Professional  Membership:

  • ASME(Life Member); SME; ASEE; SAE;  P.E. (Michigan); CMfgE

Publications :


  • Finite Element Analysis for Engineering and Technology, Universities Press, Hyderabad, 2004.
  • Quality and Reliability in Engineering, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2009.
  • Optimization Concepts and Applications in Engineering (2nd Ed), Cambridge University Press, 2011.
  • Introduction to Finite Elements in Engineering (4th Ed), Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, 2012.
  • Above book translated into Spanish(1999), Korean(2000), Greek(2005), Chinese (2006), Portuguese (2014), and Turkish (2017) languages

Selected Papers

  • E. Constans, T.R. Chandrupatla, An efficient position solution for the fourbar linkage, International Journal of Mechanisms and Robotic Systems, 2 (3-4), 365-373, 2015.      
  • T.J. Osler, T.R. Chandrupatla, Recursive formulas related to the Arithmetic–Geometric Mean, 98 (2014), 484-486.
  • J. Altobelli, T Chandrupatla, Fatigue Life Calculation with Loads Varying in Magnitude and Direction, SAE Technical Paper, 2013-01-0999, 2013.
  • T.R. Chandrupatla, T.J. Osler, The perimeter of an ellipse,  Mathematical Scientist, 35 2010.
  • T.R. Chandrupatla, T.J. Osler, Approximating an ellipse with four circular arcs, Mathematics and Computer Education,  42 ,2008.
  • T.R. Chandrupatla, T.J. Osler, Visualizing Vandermonde's convolution on the extended Pascal's triangle, Mathematics and Computer Education,  42 ,2008.
  • T.R. Chandrupatla, Abdul Hassen and Thomas J. Osler , The unlikely connection between partitons and divisors, The College Mathematics Journal, 38, 2007.