Profile
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Metaheuristics, Topology optimisation, Acoustic porous materials.
PUBLICATIONS
Journal articles:

Vivek T. Ramamoorthy, Ender Özcan, Andrew J. Parkes, Abhilash
Sreekumar, Luc Jaouen and FrançoisXavier Bécot, Comparison of
heuristics and metaheuristics for topology optimisation in acoustic
porous materials, The Journal of Acoustical Society of America, Vol.
150, Issue 4, pp. 31643176, (October 2021). ()
Conferences:

Vivek T. Ramamoorthy, Ender Özcan, Andrew J. Parkes, Luc Jaouen,
FrançoisXavier Bécot, On topology optimisation of acoustic porous
materials, eForum Acusticum 2020, Lyon, France (December 2020). (URL )

Vivek T. Ramamoorthy, Ender Özcan, Andrew J. Parkes, Luc Jaouen and
FrançoisXavier Bécot, Metaheuristic Optimisation of multilayered
porous materials, International Congress on Acoustics, Aachen, Germany
(September 2019), (URL )

Vivek T. Ramamoorthy, Ender Özcan, Andrew J. Parkes, Abhilash
Sreekumar, Luc Jaouen and FrançoisXavier Bécot, Acoustic topology
optimisation using CMAES, proceedings of ISMA2020 International
Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering and USD2020
International Conference on Uncertainty in Structural Dynamics
(September 2020)(URL
)
WORK
Marie Sklodowska Curie Early Stage Researcher
European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme 
No2Noise (20182021) (no2noise.eu ) funded under the Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions grant: 765472
The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom  Matelys Research Lab,
France (2018present)
Scientific Officer C (20152017) & Scientific Officer D (20172018)
Structural Analysis and Material Studies Section (SAMSS)
Safety Research Institute (SRI), Kalpakkam
Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (Govt. of India) (20172018)
EDUCATION
Ph.D. Optimisation in the design of acoustic porous materials (in
pursuit)
The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom (2018)
Supervisors: Ender Özcan, Andrew J. Parkes, Luc Jaouen
Orientation Course for DGFS fellows: Nuclear Physics & Technology
BARC Training School, Mumbai (2015)
Master of Technology in Mechanical Design
Indian Institute of Technology Madras (20132015)
Supervisor: Chandramouli Padmanabhan
Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
Sri Sairam Engineering College, Anna University Chennai affiliated
(20092013)
PROJECTS
Ph. D student at the University of Nottingham
Topology Optimisation in acoustics of porous materials.
Several other web projects
Atomic Energy Regulatory Board
Seismic margin analysis
Master of Technology
Final Project
Prediction of noise in power transformers using statistical energy
analysis
Other Projects
 Design of a mechanism for a wheelchair cum exerciser
 Design of a semiautomatic rice transplanter
Centre For Innovation (CΦ
cfi.iitm.ac.in) projects
 Block Printing Machine for Children with Cerebral Palsy
 Paper Punching Machine for Children with CP
Bachelor of Engineering
Design of a hydrodynamic underwater remotely operated vehicle
Teaching
Vision
Game perspective
is the paradigm of learning through games and interactive demos. While
this is not a replacement for conventional learning (books, lectures,
exercises), it is the most underutilised teaching method.
With the evergrowing forest of human knowledge, there are plenty of
things to learn, but life is just too short.
From a game perspective, I believe knowledge could be assimilated faster
and in a more fun way allowing us to learn more in a given lifetime. Check
out some of my works available in the
web projects
section. Thanks to Luc Jaouen for inspiring me to make these. Check out
his works at
Acoustic Porous Material Recipes.
A shoutout to Dan Russell for
his amazing work.
Concepts that fascinate me
These are some of the concepts that I found intriguing. It is always
interesting to ask people what concepts fascinate them the most, as I
always learn something new. Every person has their own list, and here is
mine. If you think I have missed something, let me know. :)
 Euler's identity: \( e^{i\pi} +1 =0 \)

Calculus: From \( \frac{dy}{dx} \) to \( i\hbar \frac{\partial
\Psi}{\partial t} = \frac{\hbar^2}{2m} \frac{\partial^2
\Psi}{\partial x^2} + V \Psi \)

Principle of conservation of momentum  The fact that it holds true
from photons to blackholes
 Gauss' divergence theorem
 Fourier series and transforms, the FFT algorithm.
 Eigen value analysis  natural vibrating frequencies of objects

Modal superposition technique  finding the response of
multidegreesoffreedom systems to vibrations

Mohr's circle  How a piece of chalk breaks under tension and torsion
 Gyroscopic effect
 Coriolis effect
 Castigliano's theorems
 Cauchy's integral theorem
 Planck's black body radiation (The birth of quantum mechanics)

Michelson and Morley experiment > Speed of light being constant for
all observers
 Special relativity and general relativity
 Principle of equivalence
 Young's double slit experiment > Manyworlds interpretation?
 Superfluid helium
 Cryogenic liquefaction cycles  The art of liquifying gases
 Monte Carlo method  Simple and powerful.
 Fermat's last theorem
 Neural Networks for emotion recognition
 Sound absorption mechanisms in porous media
 Structural topology optimisation
 Antichess: (weakly solved) 1.e3 wins for White
Courses I wish to teach
 Engineering Mechanics
 Optimisation and Artificial Intelligence methods
 Shape and topology optimisation of mechanical structures
 Theory of vibration and acoustics
Web projects
Here are some interactive web applets and animations.
Click on the titles to view the projects on your browser.
Topology optimisation in web
An implementation of the solid isotropic material with penalisation
(SIMP) approach in Javascript.
Damping loss factor demo
An interactive demo for understanding the damping loss factor. (mobile
friendly)
Genetic algorithm tutorial
A simple interactive tutorial on genetic algorithms.
MatlabJS: A Javascript minilibrary
A minilibrary for Matlab users who are new to Javascript.
CMAES tutorial
A simple interactive tutorial on Covariance Matrix Adaptation
Evolution Strategy.
Nurse scheduling tool
A web tool for nurse scheduling.