Dr. Venu Chandra

Dr. Venu Chandra
Assistant Professor
Phone: +91-44-22574281
Email: vc@iitm.ac.in

Education
  • Ph.D.  I I T Kanpur, 2011
  • M.Tech. I I T Kanpur, 2003
  • B.Tech, Nagarjuna University, 2001
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering, APSBTET, 1996
Professional Experience
  • Assistant Professor, I I T Madras, Aug 2012 – present
  • Project Senior Research Assistant, I I T Kanpur, Jan 2010 – Mar 2010
  • Senior Project Fellow, I I T Kanpur, Oct 2008 – Mar 2009
  • DAAD Fellow, Karlsruhe Inst. of Tech., Germany, Jun 2006 – Sep 2007
  • Lecturer, College of Science and Technology, Bhutan, Mar 2003 – Jul 2004
  • Project Assistant, I I T Kanpur, Aug 2002 – Dec 2002
Research Interests
  • Experimental Hydraulics & Sediment Transport
Recent Publications

Journals

Chandra, V., Mohapatra, P. K., and Nestmann, F. (2012). “Effect of flow depth, ions and salinity on suspended sediment concentration.” J. Hydraulic. Engg. ASCE, Vol. 138. n. 4. pp: 348 – 352.

Chandra, V., Mohapatra, P. K., Hillebrand, G., and Nestmann, F. (2010). “Effect of salinity on suspended cohesive sediments.” J. Int. Review of Civil Engg. Vol. 1. n. 4. pp: 307 – 315.

 Jha, S. K., Gangadharaiah, T., Jain, A., Srivastava, R., Mohapatra, P. K., and Chandra, V. (2011).  “Model studies for the hydraulic design of bridges and associated protection works for major Indian Rivers.” J. Hydraulic. Engg. ASCE, (Under review).
Chandra, V., and Mohapatra, P. K.. (2012). “Predicting suspended sediment concentration using black box models.” J. Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engg. ASCE, (Under preparation).
Chandra, V., and Mohapatra, P. K.. (2012). “Effect of fluid medium on the deposition of cohesive sediments.” ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engg. (Under preparation).
Conferences

Chandra, V., and Mohapatra, P. K. (2010). “Predicting the evolution of suspended sediment concentration using artificial neural network.” The Ninth International Conference on Hydro-Science and Engineering, IAHR, ICHE – 2010, IIT Madras, pp: 1662 – 1670.

Chandra, V., Gangadharaiah, T., and Mohapatra, P. K. (2010). “Interference effect of two closely spaced piers on local scour.” Proceedings of 10th Asian Symposium on Visualization, SRM University, Chennai, India.

Chandra, V., and Mohapatra, P. K. (2009). “Prediction of suspended sediment concentration of different flow depths: An ANN approach .” Proceedings of  the National Conference HYDRO – 2009, Indian Society of Hydraulics and CWPRS Pune, pp: 593 – 599.
Chandra, V., Mohapatra, P. K., and Nestmann, F. (2008). “Deposition of fine sediments.” Proceedings of  2nd International Symposium on Recent Advances in Experimental Fluid Mechanics, India, pp: 296 – 302.
Chandra, V., and Mohapatra, P. K. (2008). “Ionic and salinity effect on the deposition of cohesive sediments.” Proceedings of  the National Conference HYDRO – 2008, Indian Society of Hydraulics and MNIT Jaipur, pp: 926 – 933.
Gangadharaiah, T., Sanjeev, K. J., Chandra, V., Srivastava, P. (2003). “Method to predict scour and afflux due to constriction of flow.” Proceedings of Symposium on Advances in Geotechnical Engineering, I.I.T. Kanpur, pp: 352 – 359.
Research and Consultancy

Research

  • “Investigating the behavior of suspended cohesive sediments in an annular flume”, (Grant of Rs. 20 Lakhs), Centre for IC & SR, IIT Madras.

Association with Consultancy Projects

  • “Hydraulic model studies for river training works on the Ghagra River near Kamarighat”, World Bank project sponsored by PCC Services, Luckmow, India
  • “Physical modeling of Ghagra River for the selection of bridge site near Behraich”, World Bank project sponsored by the DHV Consultants, Lucknow, India
  • “Physical modeling of Sharda River for the selection of bridge site near Lakhimpur”, Sponsored by the DHV Consultants, Lucknow, India
  • “River Training works for bridge over River Ghagra near Chahlarighat”, World Bank project sponsored by U.P. State Jal Nigam.
Student Guidance
  • R. Sivakumar, PhD Student, working on “Cohesive Sediment Transport”
  • W.Ananth, MS Student, working on “River Confluence with Mobile Bed”
  • Ranjith K.B. MTech Student, “Experimental Study to Control Sedimentation in Intake Canal”
  • Swapnil R.K, MTech Student, “Local Scour Around Different Shaped Bridge Piers”
Courses
  • CE2040: Hydraulic Engineering
  • CE5560 Hydraulic Modelling
  • CE4030 Hydraulic and Environmental Engg Laboratory
  • CE5490 Hydraulic Engineering Laboratory
Continuing Education