Dr.Raghu kanth STG

Dr. S. T. G. Raghukanth
Phone: +91-44-22574296
Email: raghukanth@iitm.ac.in

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Ph.D -IISc. Bangalore

Professional Experience

Associate Professor, Dept. of civil Engineering,IITMadras(July 2013 – )

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras (Dec 2008 – July 2013)

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, IIT Guwahati (Aug 2005 – Nov 2008)

Senior Lecturer, Dept. of civil Engineering, IIT Guwahati (June 2005-Aug 2005)

Research Interests
  • Natural Hazards
  • Risk Assesment
  • Wave Propogation
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Earthquake Engineering
Recent Publications
1. R. N. Iyengar and S. T. G. Raghu Kanth (2002), Strong ground motion at Bhuj city during the     Kutch earthquake, Current Science, 82(11), 1366-1372.
2. R. N. Iyengar and S. T. G. Raghu Kanth (2003), Empirical modeling and forecasting of Indian Monsoon Rainfall, Current Science, 85(8), 1189-1201.
3. R. N. Iyengar and S. T. G. Raghu Kanth (2004), Attenuation of strong ground motion in    Peninsular India, Seismological Research Letters, 75(4), 530-541.
4. R. N. Iyengar and S. T. G. Raghu Kanth (2005), Intrinsic Mode Function and Strategy for Forecasting Indian Monsoon Rainfall, Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, 90(1-2),17-36.
5. R. N. Iyengar and S. T. G. Raghu Kanth (2006), Strong Ground Motion Estimation during the     Kutch, India Earthquake, Pure and Applied Geophysics,163,154-173.
6. R. N. Iyengar and S. T. G. Raghu Kanth (2006), Forecasting of seasonal monsoon rainfall at subdivision level, Current Science,91(3),350-356.
7. S. T. G. Raghu Kanth and R. N. Iyengar (2006), Seismic hazard estimation for Mumbai city, Current Science, 91 (11),1486-1494..
8. S. T. G. Raghu Kanth and R. N. Iyengar (2007), Estimation of Seismic Spectral    Acceleration in Peninsular India Journal of Earth System Science,116(3),1-16.
9. S. T. G. Raghu Kanth (2008), Source Mechanism Model for Ground Motion Simulation, Applied Mathematical Modeling, 32 ,1417–1435.
10. S. T.G. Raghu Kanth (2008), Ground motion estimation during the Kashmir earthquake of   8th October 2005. Natural Hazards,46,1-13.
11. S.T.G. Raghu Kanth and S. Sreelatha and S. K. Dash (2008), Ground motion estimation at Guwahati city from Mw 8.1 earthquake in the Shillong plateau, Tectonophysics 448,98-114.
12. S. T.G. Raghu Kanth (2008), Modeling and synthesis of ground motion Journal of Earth System Science 117, S2, 683–705.
13. S. T. G. Raghu Kanth and R. N. Iyengar (2008), Strong Motion Compatible Earthquake source geometry Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, doi:10.1029/ 2006JB004278.
14. S. T.G. Raghu Kanth (2008), Simulation of Strong ground motion during the 1950 Great Assam Earthquake by hybrid Green’s functions. Pure and Applied Geophysics,165(9-10), 1761-1787.
15. S. T. G. Raghu Kanth and S. K. Dash (2008), Stochastic Modeling of SPT-N value and evaluation of probability of liquefaction at Guwahati city. Journal of Earthquake and Tsunami, 2(3), 175–196.
16. S. K. Dash, P.D.T. Reddy and Raghukanth, S. T. G. (2008) Subgrade modulus of geocell-reinforced sand foundations, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Ground Improvement, 161(2),79-87.
17. S. T. G. Raghu Kanth and R. N. Iyengar (2009), Engineering source model for       simulating Strong Motion Accelerograms. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 29(3),  483-503.
18. S. T.G. Raghu Kanth, and S. N. Somala (2009), Modeling of strong motion data in northeastern India: Q, Stress drop and site amplification. Bulletin of Seismological Society of America ,99, 2A, 705–725.
19.S. T.G. Raghu Kanth, K. D. Singh and Pallav, K. (2009), Deterministic seismic scenarios for Imphal city. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 166,1–32.
21. S. T. G. Raghu Kanth and S. K. Dash (2010), Evaluation of seismic soil liquefaction at Guwahati city. Environmental Earth Sciencess,61,355-368.
22. S. T. G. Raghu Kanth and S. K. Dash (2010), Seismic scenarios for Northeastern India. Journal of Seismology,14(2), 143-167.
23. S.T.G. Raghu Kanth (2010), Estimation of Seismic hazard parameters for India. Seismological Research Letters. 81(2),207-217.
24. S. T.G. Raghu Kanth (2010), Intrinsic mode functions of earthquake slip distribution. Advances in Adaptive Data Analysis2(2), 193-215.
25. Pallav, K., S. T.G. Raghu Kanth, Singh, K. D. (2010), Surface level ground motion estimation for 1869 Cachar earthquake (Mw 7.5) at Imphal city, Journal of Geophysics and Engineering, 7,1-11.
26. C. Mallikarjuna and S. T.G. Raghu Kanth (2010), Air traffic forecasting for major cities in North-east India. Advances in Adaptive Data Analysis,2(1),1-16.
28.S. T. G. Raghu Kanth, J. Dixit and S. K. Dash (2011), Ground motion for scenario earthquakes at Guwahati city. Acta Geodaetica et Geophysica Hungarica, 46(3),326-346.
29. S.T.G. Raghu Kanth (2011), Seismicity parameters for important urban agglomerations in India. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering,9(5), 1361-1386.
30. S.T.G. Raghu Kanth, K. Lakshmi Kumari and B. Kavitha (2012). Estimation of ground motion during the 18th september 2011 sikkim earthquake. Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, 3(1), 9-34.
31. S.T.G. Raghu Kanth and B. Bhanu Teja (2012).Ground motion simulation for January 26, 2001 Gujarat earthquake by spectral finite element method. Journal of Earthquake Engineering, 16(2), 252-273.
33. K. Pallav, STG Raghukanth and KD Singh (2012), Liquefaction hazard scenario in Imphal city for 1869 cachar earthquake and hypothetical earthquake in Indo-Burmese arc, International journal of earthquake geotechnical engineering,3,34-56.
34. STG Raghukanth and S. Sangeetha (2012), Empirical mode decomposition of earthquake accelerograms, Advances in Adaptive Data analysis (In Press)
35. STG Raghukanth, K. Lakshmikumari and Surendra Nadh Somala (2012), Regional level ground motion simulation for a hypothetical earthquake in Garwhal Himalaya, Geomatics, Natural hazards and Risk.1-24.
36. K. Pallav, STG Raghukanth and KD Singh (2012), Probabilistic seismic hazard of Manipur state, Journal of Geophysics and Engineering.9,516-533.
37.V. Jaya, STG Raghukanth and Sonika Mohan (2013). Estimating fractal dimension of lineaments using box counting method for the Indian landmass, Geocarto international (In Press).
38. STG Raghukanth and B. Kavitha (2013). Stochastic finite fault modeling of subduction zone earthquakes in northeast India, Pure and Applied Geophysics (In Press).
39. STG Raghukanth and S. Sangeetha (2014), A stochastic model for earthquake slip distribution of Large events, Geomatics Natural hazards and Risk (In Press).
40. S Jayalakshmi and STG Raghukanth (2013), A Engineering model for seismic activity in India, Geomatics Natural Hazards and Risk (In Press).
41. B. Kavitha and STG Raghukanth (2013),Stochastic earthquake ground motion model for east coast region of India, SRESA Journal of Life Cycle Reliability and Safety Engineering, 2(3),41-59.
42. STG Raghukanth and B Kavitha (2014), Ground motion relations for active regions in India, Pure and Applied Geophysics (In Press).
43. K Pallav, STG Raghukanth and KD SIngh (2014), Seismic microzonation of Imphal city, Acta Geophysica (In press).
44. Mahesh Reddy and STG Raghukanth (2014), Seismic ground motion in micro-polar elastic half-space, Applied Mathematical Modeling (Under Review).
45. Prabhu Muthuganesian and STG Raghukanth (2014), Probabilistic seismic hazard of Himachal Pradesh. Acta Geophysica (Under review).
Research and Consultancy
1.      Development of Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Map of India- National Disaster Management Authority, India (Oct. 2008- Oct. 2010)
2.      Seismic Hazard for Northeastern India – IC & SR, IIT Madras
(Dec 2008 – Dec 2010).
3.      Development of spectral attenuation model for IGCAR Site – IGCAR, Kalpakkam (Rs. 7.44 lakhs)
4.      Earthquake source inversion by spectral finite element method, -Ministry of earth sciences (Rs. 10,10,200) 19/1/2012 to 18/1/2015
5.      Development of displacement hazard maps of India – DST (Rs. 17.5 lakhs)  June 2012-June 2015
6.      Seismic Hazard of Himachal Pradesh – TARU Consultants (Rs 27.7 Lakhs)  June 2012- June 2013.
1. Site specific seismic studies at IOCL LNG plant, Ennore (PI – Prof. Boominathan Co-PI: STG Raghukanth) – Rs 8,00,000
2. Seismic hazard analysis for thermal power project in Dadri khurd village, Mirzapur (PI- Prof. GR Dodagoudar, Co-Pi : STG Raghukanth) – Rs 6,00,000/-
3.Seismic Cross hole test at Bongaigoan refinery Ltd (PI- Prof. R Ayothiraman, IIT Delhi, Co-Pi : STG Raghukanth) – Rs 8,00,000/- (IIT Guwahati)
Student Guidance
Ph. D Thesis
1. K. Pallav, Microzonation of Imphal city (Guide up to December 2009, Co-Guide : KD Singh) -Degree awarded from IIT Guwahati – June 2010.
Ph.D Thesis (Ongoing)
2. Jayalakshmi (2009- ), Engineering Models for seismicity of India (Co-Guide : Prof. BN Rao).
3. Kavitha (2010-), Models for earthquake prediction and Ground Motion
4.Prabhu Muthuganesan(2010-), Cosserat point finite element method(Co-Guide : Prof. BN Rao)
5.Mahesh Reddy(2011-), Moving double couple models for earthquake sources
6. Lekshmy Ravindran(2010-), Critical earthquake source models.
7. S. Sangeetha (2012- ),
M.S. Thesis (Completed)
1. Lakshmi Kumari, Finite element simulation of earthquakes (2009-2012)
2. S. Sangeetha, Stochastic model for earthquake sources and ground motion (2010-2012)
M.S. Thesis (Ongoing)
1. Saikat Bagchi (2012- )
M. Tech Thesis (Completed)
IIT Guwahati       
1. P. Srujana, Estimation of Seismic hazard in Northeastern India
2. C.Ramprasad, Attenuation relations for Peninsular India by semi-empirical hybrid method
3. R. Sailaja, Forecasting of earthquake energy time series
4. S. Sreelatha, Stochastic modeling of SPT-N value and estimation liquefaction potential (Co-Guide : R Ayothiraman)
5. Rohit Devu, Estimation of seismic hazard parameters for India
6. V. Manohar, The concept of Stochastic planar cosserat point
7. V. Nagapraveen, The concept of Stochastic 3-D cosserat point
8. Kalanmoy chanda, Fault density map of India (Co-Guide : K. D. Singh)
9. P. Damaraka, Seismic vulnerability analysis of Saraighat bridge (Co-Guide : K. D. Singh)
10. D. Sainath babu, Fragility curves for a bridge in Itanagar (Co-Guide : K. D. Singh)
11. P. Vivek, Seismic vulnerability analysis for nara narayana setu bridge considering spatial varaition of ground motion (Co-Guide : K. D. Singh)
12. Chandrakanth, Some problems in Fracture mechanics by cosserat point (Co-Guide : K. D. Singh)
13. Madhusudhan reddy, Finite element modeling of Indian plate (Co-Guide : K. D. Singh)
14. Mayaluri Rajesh reddy, Effect of topography on ground motion (Co-Guide : K. D. Singh)
15. Jagabandhu dixit, Microzonation of Guwahati city (Co-Guide : SK Dash)
IIT Madras
16. Rajkumar, Seismic hazard of India
17. Akash patil, Effect of massive structures on ground motion
18. G Krishna Kumar, Ground motion simulation of historical earthquakes
19. Tengchrang Momin, Modeling of Indian plate
20. Ravi Naik, Modeling of fire spread in building
21. SR Karthic, Simulation of Tsunami in Bay of Bengal
IIT Guwahati
1. Solid Mechanics
2. Earthquake engineering
3. Reliability based structural design
4. Engineering Mechanics
5. Continuum mechanics
IIT Madras
1. Mechanics of materials
2. Probability methods in civil engineering
3. Structural analysis
4. Structural reliability
5. Structural dynamics
6. Structural Engineering Laboratory.
7. Experimental Techniques
Continuing Education