Dr.Arul Jayachandran S

Dr. S. Arul Jayachandran
Professor
Phone: +91-44-22574292
Email: aruls@iitm.ac.in

Education
  • Ph.D. (Structural Engg.) , IIT Madras, India
  • M.S.   (Structural Engg.) , IIT Madras, India
  • B.E., Civil Engineering, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, India
Professional Experience
  • Deputy Director,Steel Lab,CSIR-Structural Engg. Research Centre, Chennai-113 (2008-2010)
  • Scientist, Steel Lab, CSIR-Structural Engg. Research Centre, Chennai – 113 (1989-2008)
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA, 2005
  • Lecturer, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, India, 1984 -1986
Research Interests
  • Advanced design methods for cold formed steel structures
  • Computational methods for postbuckling using secant matrix technique
  • Experimental evaluation of steel structure behavior
  • Postbuckling behavior of thin walled open sections
Recent Publications
International Journal Papers
  • Arul Jayachandran S, Marimuthu V, Saravanan M, Prabha P, “Large deflection and postbuckling behaviour of thin plates resting on nonlinear elastic medium”, International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics,, Accepted for publication. 2010.
  • Lakshmikandhan K.N., Senthil R., Arul Jayachandran S., Sivakumar P. and Ravichandran R.  ‘A parametric study on the behaviour of steel and composite space structures’-  International Journal of Space Structures, Vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 169-183,2010.
  • Prabha P, Marimuthu V, Saravanan M, Arul Jayachandran S, “Evaluation Of Connection Flexibility In Cold-Formed Steel Racks”, International Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Volume 66, Issue 7, July 2010, Pages 863-872
  • Saravanan, M., Arul Jayachandran. S, Marimuthu. V, Prabha. P, “Advanced analysis of cyclic behaviour of plane steel frames with semi-rigid connections”, International Journal of Steel and Composite structures, Vol.9, No.4, pp. 381-395, August 2009
  • S. Arul Jayachandran, V. Marimuthu, P. Prabha, S. Seetharaman and N. Pandian, “Investigations on the behaviour of semi-rigid endplate connections”, International Journal of Advanced Steel construction, Vol.5, No.4, 432-451, 2009.
  • P. Prabha, V. Marimuthu, S. Arul Jayachandran, S. Seetharaman and N. Raman, “An improved polynomial model for top and seat-angle connection”, International Journal of Steel and Composite structures, Vol.8, No.5, 2008.
  • Arul Jayachandran S., Seetharaman S. and Susan Abraham, “Simple formulation for the flexure of plates on nonlinear foundation”, (TN) International Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, V. 134, N. 1, January 2008, pp. 110-115.
  • Arul Jayachandran, Donald W. White “Variable order secant matrix technique applied to the elastic post buckling of arches” ,International Journal of Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering, Volume 24 Issue 8 ,2008, pp. 701-710
  • Marimuthu V., Seetharaman S., Arul Jayachandran S., Chellappan A.,  Bandyopadhyay T.K. and Datta D., “Experimental studies on composite deck slabs to determine the shear-bond characteristic (m-k) values of the embossed profiled sheet”, International Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol. 63, No. 6, June 2007, pp.791-803
  • Arul Jayachandran S. Soundararajan A., Seetharaman S. Samuel Knight G.M.,(2004) “Modulus of core reaction approach to the buckling of sandwich plates”, International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics,4(4), December.
  • Arul Jayachandran, S., V. Kalyanaraman and R. Narayanan (2004) “A co-rotation based secant matrix techique for the postbuckling analysis of truss structures”.  International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, 4(1), 1-19(.
  • Arul Jayachandran, S., V. Kalyanaraman and R. Narayanan (2004) “Maguerre shell type secant matrices for the postbuckling analysis of thin composite shells”, International Journal of Struct. Engg. and Mechanics, Vol.18, No.1, 2004, pp41-58.
  • Arul Jayachandran, S., S. Gopalakrishnan and R. Narayanan (2003) Improved secant matrices for the postbuckling analysis of thin composite plates. International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, 3(3), 355-37.
  • Alagusundaramurthy P. Arul Jayachandran S. Sundaravadivelu P (2003) Stability of stiffened plates, Journal of Engg. Mechanics, ASCE, Vol.129, No.7, pp 751-758.
  • Arul Jayachandran, S., S. Gopalakrishnan and R. Narayanan (2001) “Explicit incremental matrices for the postbuckling analysis of thin plates with small initial curvature”. International Journal of Struct. Engg. and Mechanics, 12(3), 283-295.
  • Arul Jayachandran S., C.V.Vaidyanathan (1999) “Post critical behaviour of biaxially compressed plates on elastic foundation” International Journal of Computers and Structures, Vol.54, No,2, Jan. (1995), pp-239-246.
  • Vaidyanathan C.V., Arul Jayachandran S.,” Plates on Elastic Foundation”, (Dis. Paper) Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. No. 117, May 1991.
National Journal Papers
  • Prabha P, Marimuthu V, Saravanan M, Arul Jayachandran S, Pandian N, Poornima L.M, Angeline Prabhavathy R, “A Polynomial Equation For Pallet Rack Boltless Connections”, INSDAG’s Steel in Construction, January 2010 (Accepted for publication).
  • N.Umamaheswari, S.Arul Jayachandran, M.Lakshmipathy (2009),’Evaluation of AISC(2005)Design Procedure for circular Steel-Concrete Composite columns’, INSDAG’s Steel in Construction,July,Vol.10,No.2,pp 01-04.
  • N.Umamaheswari, S.Arul Jayachandran, M.Lakshmipathy (2009),’Comparison of axial strength of Square and Circular short composite columns’, INSDAG’s Steel in Construction,Jan, Vol.10,No.1,pp 51-55.
  • Lakshmikandhan K.N., Senthil R., Arul Jayachandran S., Sivakumar P. and Ravichandran R. (2009), ‘Study on the effect of concrete slab on the behavior of steel space structure’, Steel in Construction, INSDAG, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 1-12.
  • Lakshmikandhan K.N., Senthil R., Arul Jayachandran S., Sivakumar P. and Ravichandran R. ‘Comparative study on steel and concrete composite space structures’, Journal of Structural Engineering-A National refereed journal, 2010, (Accepted for Publication).
  • S.Sharmila, N.Shanmuga Sundari, S.Arul Jayachandran, P.Prabha, V.Marimuthu, M.Saravanan and N. Pandian, “Comparative study on strength of cold formed lipped channel columns”, INSDAG’s Steel in Construction, January 2009.
  • S.Sharmila, N.Shanmuga Sundari, S.Arul Jayachandran, P.Prabha, V.Marimuthu, M.Saravanan and N. Pandian, “Comparative study on the strength of cold formed tension members”, INSDAG’s Steel in Construction, January 2009.
  • Prabha, P., Seetharaman, S., Arul Jayachandran, S., Marimuthu, V. and Pandian, N., ‘Parametric studies on bolted end plate connections’, , INSDAG’s  Steel in Construction’, Vol. 9, No.2, July 2008, pp.17-25
  • Sharmila S., Poongodi L., Arul Jayachandran S., Seetharaman S., Marimuthu V., and Prabha P, “Comparative study on methods of section property calculations for cold-formed steel members”, Steel In Construction, INSDAG, January 2008
  • Arul Jayachandran S., Samanta A.K and Seetharaman S., “Customization of steel products – A must in the present economic scenario” Steel in Construction, INSDAG, January 2008
  • Vengadeswaran,M., Arul Jayachandran, S., Seetharaman, S., Nagapadmaja, P.,  Marimuthu V. and Pandian N., ‘Design of beam to column bolted end plate connections’, INSDAG’s  Steel in Construction’, Vol. 8, No.1, January 2007, pp.13-24
  • Sundaramagalingam, A., Arul Jayachandran, S., Seetharaman, S., Marimuthu, V., Nagapadmaja P. and Pandian N. ‘Parametric studies on the design of steel tension members’, INSDAG’s Steel in Construction’, Vol. 8, No.1, January 2007, pp.1-11
  • Arul Jayachandran S., Raman N, Seetharaman S. and Karisiddappa, “Parametric studies on the effect of semi rigid connections on the P-∆ behaviour of steel frames, INSDAG’s Steel in Construction, Vol. 7, No.1, January 2006, pp. 25-36.
  • Pandian N. Arul Jayachandran S., Seetharaman S. Structural efficiencies of new wide flanged sections compared with the existing rolled sections,  Steel in Construction, Vol.5, No.1, 2004, pp 1-11
  • Arul Jayachandran S., Seetharaman S., and Kishore I.V.K., “Semi-Rigid Connections in Steel Frames - A Note for the Designers of Structural Steelwork” , INSDAG’s Steel in Construction Journal, Vol. 5, No.1, January 2004 pp.  57-63.
  • Seetharman S. Pandian N. and Arul Jayachandran S., Concept of life cycle cost analysis, Steel in construction. Vol.4, No.1, Jan.2003, pp25-46
  • Pandian N., Arul Jayachandran S. Seetharaman S and Kad Vasanthi Limit state design of cold formed steel construction members – codal comparisons, Journal of structural Engg., Vol.30, No.3, 2003,pp173-178.
  • Arul Jayachandran S. and Seetharaman S., Increasing per capita consumption of steel in India – Structural Engineer’s perspective, Steel in Construction, Vol.3, No.2, July 2002, pp.31-39.
  • Arul Jayachandran S. Seetharaman S., Narayanan R., “Towards making steel a competitive construction material in India – need for revision of codes of practice and steel sections”, Steel in Construction, Vol.2, No.2, July 2001, pp,71-82
 International Conferences
  • Prabha P, Marimuthu V, Saravanan M, Arul Jayachandran S and Pandian N, “Finite element simulation of connection behaviour of pallet racks”, International Conference on Advances in materials and techniques in Civil Engineering ICAMAT-2010”, VLB. Janakiammal College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, Jan 7-9th, 2010, pp. 207-211.
  • Saravanan M, Marimuthu V, Prabha P, Arul Jayachandran S, Pandian N and Kumar J, “Experimental investigation on cold formed lipped channel beams”, International Conference on Advances in materials and techniques in Civil Engineering ICAMAT-2010”, VLB. Janakiammal College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, Jan 7-9th, 2010, pp. 295-301.
  • Karthikeyan G, Saravanan M, Suprakash Biwas, Pandian N, Arul Jayachandran S, Marimuthu V and Prabha P, “Seismic evaluation of cold formed steel pallet racks”, International conference on advances in mechanical and building sciences in the 3 rd millenium – ICAMB 2009, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, Dec 14-16, 2009, pp. 1696-1702.
  • N.Umamaheswari, S.Arul Jayachandran, M.Lakshmipathy (2009),’Effect of concrete confinement on axial strength of circular concrete-filled steel tubes’, Proceedings of 9th International Conference on “Steel-Concrete Composite and Hybrid Structures”, ASCCS2009, University of Leeds, LEEDS,UK,08-10 July ,pp 271-278
  • Arul Jayachandran S., Marimuthu V., Prabha P, Marimuthu V, Seetharaman S. and Sundaramahalingam S,, “Evaluation of design provisions for eccentrically  loaded channel tension members” Fifth International conference in Advances  in Steel Structures ICASS-07, National University of Singapore, Dec.5-7,2007, pp. 407-412.
  • Arul Jayachandran S., and Donald White, “Secant Matrices for the Second Order Elastic Analysis of Plane Steel Frames” Fifth International conference in Advances  in Steel Structures ICASS-07, National University of Singapore, Dec.5-7, 2007, pp. 413-418.
  • Arul Jayachandran S., Kalyanaraman V, Narayanan R., “ A higher order total Lagrangian solution for the large deformation analysis of beams and frames”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Mathematical Modelling, Roorkee,  Tata McGraw Hill, Jan.(2001).pp 911-921.
  • Arul Jayachandaran S., Seetharaman S., Narayanan R. and Hema S., “ A review of Indian standard rolled I-beams in the light of a possible revision of IS:800(1984) to limit state format”, Int. Conference on challenges before the manufacturing sector (COMIM-2000), Ranchi, Feb.3-4,2000.
  • Arul Jayachandran S., Vaidyanathan C.V., Appa Rao T.V.S.R., “Prediction of collapse loads of thin plates under compression”, International Conference on Stability of Structures, Coimbatore, June -1995.pp 817-827.
  • Alagusundaramoorthy P., Arul Jayachandran S., Sundaravadivelu R., “Stability of stiffened panels with cutouts and initial imperfections” ,1993 Conf. of the Kansai Society of Naval Architects, Osaka,Japan.(1993)
National Conferences
  • P. Prabha, S. Arul Jayachandran, V. Marimuthu, M. Saravanan, and N. Pandian, “Flexural Behaviour of Cold-Formed Steel C-sections”, Proceeding of the sixth Structural Engineering Convention SEC 2008, SERC Chennai, pp. 679-685, 18-20 Dec 2008.
  • V. Marimuthu, S. Arul Jayachandran, P. Prabha, M. Saravanan and N. Pandian, “Numerical Studies on Extended Endplate Connections Under Cyclic Loading”, Proceeding of the sixth Structural Engineering Convention SEC 2008, SERC Chennai, pp. 733-740, 18-20 Dec 2008.
  • M. Saravanan, S. Arul Jayachandran, V. Marimuthu, P. Prabha and N. Pandian, “Modeling issues on cyclic behaviour of semi-rigid steel frames”, Proceeding of the sixth Structural Engineering Convention SEC 2008, SERC Chennai, pp. 779-787, 18-20 Dec 2008.
  • L.M.Poornima, N.Pandian, R.Angeline Prabhavathy, S.Arul Jayachandran, P.Prabha, M.Saravanan and V.Marimuthu, “Numerical Investigation on Cold-Formed Steel Pallet Rack Connections”, National Conference in Advances and Innovations in Civil Engineering, AICE’2009, Mepco Schelnk Engineering College, March 25th 2009, pp. 375-378.
  • Marimuthu V., Anoop Baby, Seetharaman S., Arul Jayachandran S., Prabha P. and Pandian N., ‘Experimental investigation on extended end plate connections under cyclic loading’, Proceedings of the National Conference on Recent Advances in steel and concrete construction 22-24 January 2008, St. Peter’s Engineering College, Avadi, Chennai – 54, pp.148-157.
  • Vimal Mohan Kalappa, M.S. and  Arul Jayachandran, ‘Numeical investigations on axial compression behaviour of cold formed steel uprights’, Proc. of the National Conference on Advancement in Steel Concrete Composite Construction, Hindustan University, Chennai, April 2008.
  • Karthikeyan, M.D., Thenmozhi, R. and Arul Jayachandran, S., ‘Finite element modeling of steel frames with simulated load’, Proc. of the National conference on Advancement in Steel Concrete Composite Construction, Hindustan University, Chennai, April 2008.
  • Seetharaman S., Arul Jayachandran S., Prabha P., Marimuthu V. and Pandian N., “Experimental investigations on the ultimate strength behaviour of end-plate bolted connections”, presented at the Theme Meeting on Modern Developments and Practices in Mechanical Testing of Structural Materials, held at BARC, Mumbai during October 10-11, 2007. pp.
  • Prabha P., Seetharaman S., Arul Jayachandran S., and Marimuthu V., “Mimicking expensive experiments using ABAQUS”, Third Abaqus User’s India meet 2007, Bangalore, October 24th 2007.
  • Anoop Baby, Jayashree Ramanujan, Seetharman S., Arul Jayachandran S., Prabha P and Marimuthu V., “ Behaviour of extended end plate connections under cyclic loading – a review “, Second National Conference on Materials and Structures (MAST), Dec.14-15, 2007, National Institute of Technology, Warangal.
  • Anoop Baby, Jayashree Ramanujan, Seetharman S., Arul Jayachandran S., Prabha P and Marimuthu V., “ Finite element analysis of extended end plate connections using ABAQUS“, Seventh National Conference on Technical Trends, Nov.30-Dec-01, 2007, College of Engineering, Thiruvanathapuram.
  • Nagapadmaja, P., Venkadeswaran, M., Arul Jayachandran,S., Seetharaman, S., Marimuthu V. and Pandian N.,’ Studies on bolted end-plate connections’ Proceedings of the National Seminar on Modern Trends in Structural Engineering and Construction Practices, Chennai, March 2007, pp.231-236
  • Marimuthu, V., Seetharaman, S., Arul Jayachandran, S. and Nagapadmaja, P., ‘Some considerations for design of steel-concrete composite deck slabs – A proposal for Indian code’, Proceedings of the National Seminar on Modern Trends in Structural Engineering and Construction Practices, Chennai, March 2007, pp.204 -212
  • Prabha, P., Nagapadmaja, P., Seetharaman, S., Arul Jayachandran, S., Marimuthu V. and Sivagurunathan B, ‘Finite element evaluation of top- and seat-angle connection with reference to new revised is: 800’, Proceedings of the National Seminar on Modern Trends in Structural Engineering and Construction Practices, Chennai, March 2007, pp.198-203
  • Prabha P., Nagapadmaja P., Seetharaman S., Arul Jayachandran S.,  Marimuthu V. and Sivagurunathan B., Finite element analysis of top-and seat-angle with double web-angle bolted connections, National Conference on Recent Trends in Concrete Composites for Structural Systems, RTCCSS’07, Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai, March 14 and 15 , 2007, pp. 335-340.
  • Arul Jayachandran S., Seetharaman S., Pandian N. and Lakshmanan N. “Cold-formed steel systems for residential buildings”, Invited  paper, India-Australia Workshop on cold-formed steel structures, IIT Madras, January 19-20, 2006.
  • Durai Bango S., Senthil.R, Seetharaman.S, Arul Jayachandran S., and Marimuthu V., “Types and modelling of semi rigid connections in steel frames”, Paper presented at the National Conference on Innovative Technologies in Civil Engineering held at CIT, Coimbatore during March 20-21, 2006.
  • Arul Jayachandran, S., Soundararajan, A., Seetharaman, S. and Samuel Knight, G.M., “Computation of buckling Loads for Steel sandwich plates”, All India Seminar on Structural Steel for Construction Industry, National Institute of Technology , Rourkela, January 24-25, 2004, pp.157-166.
  • Seetharaman S., Pandian N. and Arul Jayachandran S.,’ Advanced analysis techniques for steel frames – An overview, Proceedings of the Structural Engineering Convention (SEC) 2003, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, December 12-14, 2003, pp. 85-95.
  • Arul Jayachandran S., Soundararajan A. and Seetharaman S.,’ Large deflection of laminated composite facings resting on soft core media’, Proceedings of  the National Seminar on Emerging trends in structural mechanics and composites’,  National Institute of Technology , Rourkela, November 1-2, 2003, pp.358-367.
  • Arthi N., Arul Jayachandran S. and Seetharaman S., ‘Numerical analysis of semi-rigid sway frames using Gauss-Siedel iterations’, Proceedings of the All India Seminar on Modern Trends in Steel Structures, Nagpur, Feb. 8-9, 2002, pp. 57-65.
  • Arul Jayachandran S. and Seetharaman S., ‘Inelastic postbuckling behaviour of truss systems’, Proceedings of the All India Seminar on Modern Trends in Steel Structures, Nagpur, Feb. 8-9, 2002, pp. 109-116.
  • Anandavalli N., Arul Jayachandran S. and Vaidyanathan C.V., “ Finite element programming using ‘C’ array implmentation”, Proc. National Symposium on the impact of computers and information technology in civil and structural engineering, August(2001), Karunya Inst. of Tech., pp 62-72
  • Arul Jayachandran, S., Pandian, N., and Seetharaman, S., ‘Cold-formed steel structural systems for fast track construction’, Proceedings of the Seminar on Pre-engineered Building System Design for Fast Track Construction, Chennai, December 2000.
  • Arul Jayachandran S., Vaidyanathan C.V., ” A Total Lagrangian form of Co-rotational procedure in geometric non-linear analysis”, National Symposium on Advances in Structural Mechanics, IISc, Bangalore,June 1994.
  • Arul Jayachandran S., Vaidyanathan C.V., ” Comparative Studies on Simplified models for the seismic analysis of building frames”, Proceedings of the Tenth Symposium on Earthquake Engg., Nov.1994, Roorkee
  • Arul Jayachandran S., Vaidyanathan C.V.,”Free Vibration of Plates resting on Vlazov two parameter Foundation”, Paper presented at the Symposium on Advances in Structural Dynamics’,I.I.T., Madras. (December -1993)
  • Arul Jayachandran S, L.N. Ramamurthy, ” Postbuckling response of imperfect elastic plates – A total lagrangian finite element approach” , Recent Advances in Steel Structures, Ed. V.Kalyanaraman, Tata McGraw Hill Co.,(1990).
Recent Research Reports
  • Marimuthu, V., M., Pandian, N., Arul Jayachandran, S., Saravanan, M. and Prabha, P., ‘Experimental investigation on distortional buckling of cold formed steel lipped channel members, SERC Research Report No. OLP 14541/3, Oct 2009.
  • Saravanan, M., Pandian, N., Arul Jayachandran, S., Marimuthu V., and Prabha, P., ‘Investigations on composite deck slabs using profiled sheets with embossments’, SERC Research Report No. OLP 14541/4, Nov. 2009
  • Prabha, P., Pandian, N., Arul Jayachandran, S., Marimuthu V. and Saravanan, M., ‘Numerical investigations on semi-rigid connections of pallet racks, SERC Research Report No. OLP 14541/5, Oct 2009.
  • Saravanan, M., Pandian, N., Arul Jayachandran, S., Marimuthu V., and Prabha, P., ‘Investigations on seismic evaluation of pallet racks’, SERC Research Report No. NWP 03941/1, Oct 2009.
  • Saravanan, M., Pandian, N., Arul Jayachandran, S., Marimuthu V., and Prabha, P., ‘Evaluation of non-ferrous specimens for thickness and coating’, SERC Research Report No. TSP 5397, June 2009.
  • Arul Jayachandran, S., Marimuthu, V., Prabha, P., Saravanan, M. and Kumarappan, M., ‘Structural modifications and strengthening of columns S10R and S11R at Bhusawal 500 MW boiler supporting structure, Report on Consultancy Project No.CNP 6264, October 2009
  • Arul Jayachandran, S., Marimuthu, V., Prabha, P., Saravanan, M. and Kumarappan, M., ‘To carry out design adequacy checks of three types of steel support columns/trestles to support flare pipes of 36″ OD, Report on Consultancy Project No.CNP 6260, October 2009
  • Marimuthu, V., Seetharaman, S., Arul Jayachandran, S., Saravanan, M. and  Prabha, P., ‘Proof checking of bunker building including bunker of 1×195 MW Kota Super Thermal Power Station, Unit # 7, Stage V’, Report on Consultancy Project No.CNP 6010, January 2009
  • Saravanan, M., Marimuthu, V., Arul Jayachandran, S., Prabha, P.., ‘Evaluation of m-k values for composite deck slabs using profiled sheets with embossments’, Report on Consultancy Project No. CNP 621841, July 2009.
  • Marimuthu, V., Seetharaman, S., Arul Jayachandran, S., Saravanan, M. and  Prabha, P., ‘Proof checking of mill building at stage v, unit vii, 1×195 MW power house of Kota super thermal power station’, Report on Consultancy Project No.CNP 6016, January 2009
  • Arul Jayachandran, S.,  Prabhakar, J., .Saravanan, M., .Marimuthu, V.,  Prabha, P. and Balagopal, G., ‘Inspection and strengthening measures for equipment supporting column at CNC tool room’, Report on Consultancy Project No.CNP 6229, January 2009.
  • Saravanan, M., Marimuthu, V., Arul Jayachandran, S., Prabha, P. and Kumarappan, M., ‘Assessment of integrity of conveyer, ESP and boiler supporting structures to APGENCO’, Report on Consultancy Project No. CNP 621841, December 2008
  • Marimuthu, V., Arul Jayachandran, S.,  M. Saravanan and P. Prabha, ‘Proof checking of the mill building of 2 x 250 MW unit 1 & 2 (Stage I) thermal power plant at Chhabra’, Report on Consultancy Project No.CNP 6050, October 2008
  • Arul Jayachandran, S., Marimuthu, V., Prabha, P., Saravanan, M. and Kumarappan, M., ‘Stability audit and identification of rehabilitation measures for ESP supporting steel structures at TPS II, Report on Consultancy Project No.CNP6207, October 2008
  • Saravanan, M., Pandian, N., Arul Jayachandran, S., Marimuthu V. and Prabha, P., ‘Experimental investigation and verification studies on cold formed steel single angle tension members’, SERC Research Report No. OLP 14541/2, March 2009
  • Prabha, P., Pandian, N., Arul Jayachandran, S., Marimuthu, V. and Saravanan, M., ‘Numerical and experimental investigation on short cold formed steel pallet uprights’, SERC Research Report No. OLP 14541/1, December 2008
  • Seetharaman S., Arul Jayachandran S., Marimuthu V. and Nagapadmaja P.,”Proof checking of 2×250 MW Unit 1&2 Power House Building ar Chhabra Thermal Power Station, Report Submitted to M/s Punj Lloyd Limited, New Delhi, CNP 6005,  January 2008.
  • Seetharaman S., Pandian N., Arul Jayachandran S., Marimuthu V. and Prabha P., “ Cyclic behaviour of steel frames with semi rigid connections”, SERC Research Project OLP 12341/14, May 2008.
  • Seetharaman S., Pandian N., Arul Jayachandran S., Marimuthu V. and Prabha P., “ Rigid connections in steel frames”, SERC Research Project OLP 12341/15, May 2008.
  • Prabha P., Seetharaman S., Pandian N., Arul Jayachandran S. and Marimuthu V.,” Moment-rotation models for semi rigid connections in steel frames” SERC Research Project OLP 12341/16, May 2008.
  • Pandian N., Arul Jayachandran S., Seetharaman S., Marimuthu V. and Prabha P.,” A comparative study of design of an eight storey building using IS: 800-2007 and AISI”, SERC Research Project OLP 12341/17, May 2008.
  • Arul Jayachandran S., Marimuthu V., Prabha P., Pandian N. and Seetharaman S., “Advanced analysis and prototype testing of steel frames”, SERC Research Project OLP 12341/18, May 2008.
  • S. Seetharaman, N. Pandian, S. Arul Jayachandran, V. Marimuthu and P. Prabha, “ Analytical investigations on extended end plate beam column connections under static and cyclic loading, OLP 12341/19, May 2008
Research and Consultancy

Major Sponsored Research Projects:

Principal Investigator /Co-Investigator

  • Development of code and handbook for the design of cold formed steel structures IS: 801, Grant-in-aid Project GAP 031, INSDAG, Kolkata, 2006. (PI)
  • Teaching Package on Structural Steel Design for the Departments of Civil/Structural Engineering(With IITM) INSDAG, Kolkata, 2000 – SSP 046 – Project Leader(PI)
  • Development of Software for Analysis, design and drafting of transmission line towers – SSP-02641(CI)
  • Development of Preprocessor for Buildings and Structures Engineers India Ltd., New Delhi (Jan 91-March 92: S-019) (CI)
  • Development of Software for Analysis, Design and Drafting of Bridge Girder MLC60 -R&D E(Engineers) Pune (Jan 90- July 91:S-017) (CI)
Major Consultancy Projects:
  • Proof checking of the steel portico, lift core, tension cable glazing structural system and the the jack beam truss , Nile Tech Pvt Ltd, Gurgaon, Haryana (PI)
  • Structural adequacy check of steel platform for Plant-19 to install higher capacity pressure vessel., CPCL, Chennai (PI)
  • ‘Proof checking of bunker building including bunker of 1×195 MW Kota Super Thermal Power Station, Unit # 7, Stage V’ (PI)
  • Design of a lifting fixture for V82 wind turbine generator tower top location by finite element analysis, Vestas, Chennai (PI)
  • ‘Evaluation of m-k values for composite deck slabs using profiled sheets with embossments, Steel Fab, Mumbai (PI)
  • To carry out design adequacy checks of three types of steel support columns/trestles to support flare pipes of 36″ OD, CPCL, Chennai. (PI)
  • Structural modifications and strengthening of columns S10R and S11R at Bhusawal 500 MW boiler supporting structure, BHEL, Trichy. (PI)
  • Proof checking of main power house building and bunker supporting structures, M/s Desein Pvt. Ltd. , New Delhi. (PI)
  • Stability audit and identification of rectification measures for ESP supporting structures at TPS II NLC Neyveli, Neyveli Lignite Corporation, Neyveli, 2008 (PI)
  • Proof checking of power house main building 2×250 MW Thermal Power station at Chhabra, Rajasthan, 2008(CI)
  • Analysis for stresses and deflection of proposed modular steel panel bridge for Garden Reach ship builders and Engineers Limited, Kolkata.(CI)
  • Design of a lifting fixture for V 82 wind turbine generator tower top section by finite element analysis- (CI)
  • Proof checking of the main power house building at Stage VI, Unit VI, 1X250 MW, STPS, RVUNL, Rajasthan(CI)
  • Proof checking of main power house building of 1×195 MW Kota Super Thermal Power Station, Unit # 7, Stage V(CI)
  • Proof checking of the design of the bunker supporting structure, Aarti Steels Limited, Cuttack, CNP 943, (CI)
  • A Proof checking of the mill building structures including bunker and bunker supporting beams at Stage-IV, Unit-VI, of the 1×250 MW Suratgarh Thermal Power Station.(CI)
  • Proof checking of bunker building including bunker of 1×195 MW Kota Super Thermal Power Station, Unit # 7, Stage V (CI)
  • Evaluation of loading on bunker supporting steel structure, Cethar Vessels, Trichy, (2006) (CI)
  • Proof checking of the power plant structure of the 3x 110 MW Combined Cycle Power Project at Dholpur, Rajasthan, for M/s Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Nigam Limited.(CI)
  • Experimental studies on composite deck slabs using profiled sheets with embossments,, October 2005. (CI)
  • Proof checking of the design of bunker structure of Giral Thermal Power Project, , Rajasthan Electricity Board, May 2005(CI)
  • Investigation and Strengthening of the Fire Affected Structure in NCTPS, North Chennai Thermal Power Station, Chennai, , Tamil Nadu Electricity Board, January 2005. (CI)
  • ‘Structural adequacy of existing refinery-1 pipe rack to take additional pipe lines’ (CI)
  • Strength and Stability Check of the 80 T Gantry Crane at NLC, Neyveli, , Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited, October 2004. (CI)
  • Proof Checking of the Design of Truss Structure for Bagasse Shed, , Avant Garde, Chennai, August 2004.
  • Design checking of 24m RT square based tower, Towercon (india) Pvt Ltd, Khairatatabad, Hyderabad (2003)(PI)
  • Proof Checking of Design of Bunker Bay of KTPS, Unit #6, Rajasthan Electricity Board, February 2004. (CI)
  • Analysis and Design of Double Lane Bailey Bridges for Different Spans, , Titagarh Wagons Limited, Kolkata, October 2003. (CI)
  • Proof checking of the design of 30m RT microwave towers, Technical Services , Professional Comtech Private Limited, Delhi, October 2003.(PI)
  • Re-checking the structural design of MW towers of different heights, Technical Services Towercon (India) Designers Private Limited, Hyderabad, May 2003. (CI)
  • Design checking of 30m RT hybrid MW tower, Technical Services , Towercon (India) Designers Private Limited, Hyderabad, March 2003.(PI)
  • Design of Supporting Structure for Conveyor Platform at NPK AB Train and Bagging Plant, Consultancy Project , MFL, Chennai, November 2002. (CI)
  • Proof checking of structural analysis and design of bio-gas digester for the proposed 2.5MW non conventional power generation from poultry wates, Subhashri Bio Energy Pvt Ltd., Senguttai Road, Munjanur.(CI)
  • Proof Checking of the Design of Canopy for the High Tech Retail Outlet of CPCL, Sriperumpudhur, Chennai, June 2002. (CI)
  • Proof checking the design of 30m RT microwave tower, Technical Services, Towercon (India) Designers Private Limited, Hyderabad, June 2002(PI)
  • Design of Anchor Details for 80T Gantry Crane for Wind Conditions, NLC, Neyveli, February 2002. (CI)
  • Design of Removal Shelter on Northyard (NY) Mazagon Dock Ltd, March 2001. (CI)
  • Checking of the Basic Design of Jib Assembly of 16/12 T ELL Crane, Kandla Port Trust, February 2000. (CI)
  • Preliminary Investigation of Aircraft Hangars at Coimbatore Indian Air force (CI)
Student Guidance

Current M.S. Thesis  Guidance:

  • R. Raghavan,”Computational methods for inelastic postbuckling of steel structures”, 2009.

Ph.D. Theses Guided:

  • Lakshmikandan R., ” ADVANCED STUDIES ON STEEL AND STEEL CONCRETE COMPOSITE SPACE STRUCTURES”, 2010, Anna University (Co-Supervisor)

Post Graduate theses Guided:

2001 S.Hema, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai -Behaviour of flexibly connected steel frames

2002 N.Arthi, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai -Numerical  analysis of flexibly connected steel frames

2003 Susan Abraham, Karunya Institute of Technology, Coimbatore -Postbuckling Analysis of thin plates resting on elastic foundation

2004 A.Soundararajan, College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna Univ. -Flexural behavior of  thin plates resting on elastic foundation

2004 V.Marimuthu, CIT, Coimbatore -Kinematically exact analysis of steel frames

2005 N.Raman, Malnad College of Engineering, Hassan, Karnataka -Analytical and experimental investigation on semi-rigid steel connections

2005 M.Sundaramahalingam, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai -Investigations on the behaviour of steel tension members

2006 M.Vengadeswaran, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai -Investigations on the behaviour of steel end-plate connections

2007 S.Vimal Mohan, Malnad College of Engineering, Hassan, Karnataka -Stub column capacities of cold formed steel sections

2007 M.Karthikeyan, Govt. College of Technology, Coimbatore -Advanced analysis and prototype testing of steel frames

2008 V.Prasad, Crescent Engineering College, Anna University, Chennai -Advanced analysis of steel frames

2008 M.Pasumpon, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai -Experimental investigation on distortional buckling of lipped channel beams

2009 Bose Ebinezer, Karunya Institite of Technology, Coimbatore, – Comparative studies on tower design due to revision of IS:800 to limit state method

2009 Karthikeyan, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, -Seismic evalution of Cold Formed Steel pallet racks

2009 Anoop Vijayan, Cochin University of Technology, Cochin  -Advanced analysis of steel structural systems

2009 Sabhareswaran, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, -Experimental investigation on cold formed steel components

Courses
  • CE 3050 Basic Design of steel structures (IITM)
  • serCE 422 Metal Structure Behaviour and Design (SERCM)
Current Semester Courses (Jan – May 2011)
Continuing Education