Dr. K. Ramamurthy

Dr. Ramamurthy K
Phone: +91-44-22574265
Email: vivek@iitm.ac.in

  • B.E (Civil & Structures), Annamalai University, 1981
  • M.S (Building Technology), IIT Madras, 1985
  • Ph.D (Building Technology), IIT Madras, 1991
Professional Experience
  • Professor, Civil Engineering, IITM – January 2004 onwards
  • Assoc.Prof. Civil Engineering, IITM- Sept 2000 to Jan 2004
  • Asst. Prof. Civil Engineering, IITM – June 1994 to Sept 2000
  • Lecturer, Civil Engineering, IITM –  March 1992 to May 1994
Research Interests


  • Sustainable Building Technology
  • Foam Concrete and Aerated Concrete
  • Lightweight aggregates using Industrial wastes
  • High Performance Masonry



Scopus Indexed Publications:   http://iitm.irins.org/profile/50474


Other Journals

  1. Harikrishnan K I., and Ramamurthy K  “Behaviour of concrete with sintered fly ash aggregate, Indian Concrete Journal, 84 (6), 2010, pp. 33-38
  2. Glory Joseph and Ramamurthy, K. “Effect of Cold-Bonded Fly ash Aggregate on Workability and Mechanical Properties of Concrete” Institution of Engineers (India), Vol.89, Nov.2008, 33-38.
  3. Ilangovan R., Nagamani, K., and Ramamurthy, K. “Strength and durability studies on concrete by using quarry dust as fine aggregate”, The Bridge and Structural Engineering, Journal of the Indian National Group of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering, June 2007, Vol.37, No.2, pp 43-54.
  4. Sourav Acharya, Devdas Menon, and Ramamurthy, K. “Experimental evaluation of radial stresses in singly curved PSC shell elements”, Journal of Structural Engineering No. 32-00 Vol. 32, No.4, Oct.–Nov. 2005, pp. 1–8.
  5. Rajagopalan, N., Raghunath, S.S., and Ramamurthy, K. “2-D finite element analysis of singly curved prestressed concrete shells”, Journal of Structural Engineering, SERC, Vol.28, No.3, Oct.-Dec., 2001, pp 141-146.
  6. Ramamurthy, K., and Anand, K.B. “Influence of construction method on the behavior of interlocking block masonry”, Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India), Civil Engineering Division, Vol.81, February 2001, pp 167-173.
  7. Padmini, A.K., Mathews, M.S., Ramamurthy, K. “Behaviour of recycled aggregate concrete”, The Indian Concrete Institute Journal, Vol.1, No.3, Oct.-Dec.2000, pp 35-39.
  8. Narayanan, N., Ramamurthy, K., and Ambalavanan, R. “Cost-effectiveness of two-way filler slab with mangalore pattern tiles”, Indian Concrete Journal, Vol.74, March 2000, No.3, pp 145-149.
  9. Ambalavanan, R., Narayanan, N, and Ramamurthy, K.  “Cost-effectiveness analysis of alternate one-way floor/roof systems”, Indian Concrete Journal, Vol.73, No.3, March 1999, pp 171-177.
  10. Ramamurthy, K., Sathish, V., and Ambalavanan, R.  “Factors influencing behaviour of masonry mortar”, Bulletin of the Indian Concrete Inst., No.64, July-Sept. 1998, pp 43-46.
  11. Ramamurthy, K., and Gumaste, K.S., “Properties of recycled aggregate concrete”, Indian Concrete Journal, Vol.72, Jan.1998, pp 49-53.
  12. Ramamurthy, K. “Proposed undergraduate curriculum on building services engineering, Indian Journal for Technical Education, ISTE, Vol.20, No.2, April-June 1997, pp 23-26.
    Krishnan, G., and Ramamurthy, K. “Basic compressive stresses for concrete hollow block masonry”, The Indian Concrete Journal, Vol.71, No.4, April 1997, pp 209-213.
  13. Rajasekhar, G., and Ramamurthy, K. “Evaluation of partially grouted concrete hollow block masonry under lateral loading”, Bull. of Indian Concrete Inst., Vol.59, April-June’97, pp31-36.
  14. Ramamurthy, K., and Radhakrishnan, R. “Rational cost-effec¬tiveness analysis of concrete hollow block masonry” Indian Concrete Journal, Vol.70, No.8, August 1996, pp 443-447.
  15. Ramamurthy, K., and Rajasekhar, G.  “Flexural strength of concrete hollow block masonry”, Institution of Engineers (India) Journal, Civil Engg. Division, Vol.77, May 1996, pp 29-33.
  16. Ramamurthy, K., and Rajasekhar, G., “Design provisions for laterally loaded concrete brick/ block masonry”, The Indian Concrete Journal, vol.68, Dec.1994, No.12, pp 719-722.
  17. Ramamurthy, K. “Literature survey- A search for literature”, The Indian Journal of Technical Education, Indian Society for Technical Education, Vol.17, No.3, July-Sept.1994, pp 20-25.
  18. Ramamurthy, K., and Kalyanasundaram, P.,  “Computer-aided-planning and design of passenger elevator system in multisto¬rey buildings”, Institution of Engineers (India) Journal, Architectural Engineering Division, Vol.74, March 1994, pp 55-61.
  19. Kalyanasundaram, P., and Ramamurthy, K., “Design of elevator systems for space planning in multistorey buildings”, The Institution of Engineers (India) Journal, Architectural Engineering Division, Vol.73, Part-AR1, July 1992, pp 13-19.
  20. Kalyanasundaram, P., and Ramamurthy, K., “Design tables for planning of elevator lobby area”, The Institution of Engi¬neers  (India) Journal, Architectural Engineering Division, Vol.72, Part AR1, July, 1991, pp 8-12.
  21. Kalyanasundaram, P., Ramamurthy, K., and Ambalavanan, R.  “A study on load factor in elevator system design for Indian conditions” The Institution of Engineers (India) Journal, Civil Engineering Division, Vol.71, Part CV1, May, 1990,  pp 23-28.
  22. Kalyanasundaram, P., and Ramamurthy, K., “Performance evaluation of elevator systems in multistorey office buildings- A case study”, The Institution of Engineers (India) Journal, Civil Engineering Division, Vol.71, Part CV1, May, 1990, pp 18-22.
  23. Ganesan, T.P., Radhakrishnan, R., Achyutha, H., and Ramamurthy, K. “Model study of the assembly hall building in the Kerala state legislature complex, Trivandrum”, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol.16, No.3, Oct. 1989, pp 79-84

Conference papers


Research and Consultancy
Student Guidance


  • Functional design of buildings
  • Introduction to Engineering design
  • Construction Materials Laboratory
  • Concrete Technology
  • Structural Masonry


  • Building Services
  • Structural Systems and Design
  • Construction materials and systems Lab
  • Energy Management in Buildings
  • Modern Construction Materials
Continuing Education