Dr. Mandar Kulkarni has over 10 years of engineering experience and has been working with Stress Engineering Services since 2012. He mainly practices in the areas of solid mechanics, fatigue and fracture mechanics covering a range of materials and applications straddling different industries ranging from medical devices to oil & gas and automotive. He also holds a professional engineering license in the state of Texas.
As a finite element analysis expert he has performed a number of static, dynamic, steady-state and transient heat transfer and coupled thermo-mechanical evaluations with geometric and material nonlinearities on systems such as orthopedic implants, neuromodulation devices, pressure vessels and piping.
Dr. Kulkarni has also developed computational models of the complex device-bone interactions to help drive device development. He has experience in establishing credibility of the simulations per industry standards and help with regulatory submissions. His efforts are supported through extensive material characterization and design qualification testing.