TARDEC Thrust Area 1 Co-Leader
Paramsothy Jayakumar, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist, Analytics; SAE Fellow
US Army RDECOM TARDEC
6501 E. 11 Mile Road
MS 157, Bldg. 215, RDTA-SIE-EA-ANYT-DD
Warren, MI 48397-5000
Dr. Paramsothy Jayakumar is a Senior Research Scientist, SAE Fellow, and a member of the Analytics Team at the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development, & Engineering Center (TARDEC) in Warren, Michigan. Prior to joining U.S. Army TARDEC, he worked for BAE Systems, Ford Motor Company, Altair Engineering, and Engineering Mechanics Research Corporation in the areas of multibody dynamics software development, vehicle dynamics modeling & simulation consulting, simulation technology development, durability load simulation, vehicle instrumentation & loads measurement, and road load engineering.
Jayakumar has written more than 100 technical publications including journals papers and conference proceedings. His research in terramechanics and multibody dynamics won the best paper awards at the National Defense Industrial Association's Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium in 2011 and 2012. He holds a U.S. patent for a system for virtual prediction of road loads and tire modeling. He was also instrumental in developing seven SAE standards for tire testing for the purpose of tire modeling for which he received the SAE 2014 James M. Crawford Technical Standards Board Outstanding Achievement Award.
Jayakumar is a member of the U.S. Army Acquisition Corps, an Honorary Fellow of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and an Associate Editor for the ASME Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in structural dynamics from Caltech, and B.Sc. Eng. (Hons, First Class) from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.