Dr. Saravanan U

Dr. U. Saravanan
Professor
Phone: +91-44-22574314
Email: saran@iitm.ac.in


IITM Scholar profile page

Education
  • B.Tech (Civil Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 1999
  • M.S (Mechanical Engineering), Texas A&M University, 2001
  • Ph.D (Mechanical Engineering), Texas A&M University, 2005
Professional Experience
  • Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras, July 2018 – Present
  • Associate professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras, July 2013 – June 2018
  • Assistant professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras, April 2006 – June 2013
  • Visiting Assistant professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras, July 2005 – March 2006
  • Graduate Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, Sep 2001–June 2005
  • Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, May 2001–Aug 2001
  • Research Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, Jan 2000–May 2001
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, Sep 1999–Dec 1999
Research Interests
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Condition Monitoring
  • Constitutive theory
  • Continuum Mechanics
Research and Consultancy

Details of major consultancy projects:

  • SHRIRAM EPC LTD., CHENNAI Proof Checking and approval of design calculation for rehabilitation of sewer pipe lines, Aug 2008 – Feb 2010

Details of major sponsored research projects:

  • Department of Biotechnology, Government of India Development of experimental set up to perform multi-axial mechanical tests on soft tissues and 3D reconstruction of their gross structure through optical imaging,Feb 2008 – Feb 2011 (cost 43.56 lakhs)
  • Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Government of India Virtual Structural Engineering Laboratory, Jun 2010 – March 2014 (cost 53 lakhs)
  • National Program in Micro and Smart Structures, Government of India Development of Structural Health Monitoring schemes for Indian Civil Engineering Infrastructure using Smart Sensing Technologies, Jan 2010 – Jan 2014 (co-investigator) (cost 231 lakhs)
  • Science and Engineering Research Board: Implicit Constitutive Relations – Representation and Analysis, June 2018 – May 2021 (cost 6.60 lakhs)

  • Science and Engineering Research Board: Numerical Techniques to Solve Boundary Value Problems in Solid Mechanics, Feb 2020 – Jan 2023 (cost 43.8 lakhs)

  • Southern Railways: Continuous Health Monitoring of Scherzer Span of Pamban Bridge, Oct 2019 – Aug 2022 (cost 215 lakhs)

Student Guidance
M.S. thesis guidance:
  • Hariharaputhiran, H.: Constitutive modeling of materials undergoing large deformations (Completed 2010)
  • Pandi, P.: Estimation of the current state of a bridge (Completed 2013) (Co-guide: Dr. Rupen Goswami)
  • Rajthilak, S.: Numerical techniques for solving boundary value problems for a new class of elastic bodies (Completed 2015)
  • Thittarashmi, Mallick.: Simplified analysis of reinforced concrete deep beams (Completed 2020)
Ph.D. thesis guidance:
  • Sreenath, S.: Advanced analysis of steel frame structures (Completed 2012) (Co -guide: Prof. V. Kalyanaraman)
  • Paranjothi, K.: Mechanical Properties of Fibrous Biomaterials (Completed 2016) (Co-guide: Prof. R. Krishnakumar)
  • Chethan Gouder: Modeling Sulfate Attack on Cement Concrete using Mixture Theory (Completed 2017)
  • Deepthi, T.M.: Field Estimation of Load Spectra on Railway Bridges (Completed 2019) (Co-guide: Prof. A Meher Prasad)
  • Deepa, S: Influence of Test Methods on Mechanical Characterization of Bituminous Mixtures (Completed 2019) (Guide: Prof. J Murali Krishnan)
  • Gokulanth, C.: General Representation for Non-Dissipative Implicit Constitutive Relations – Applications to Rubber and Concrete (Completed 2019)
  • Ananthapadmanabhan, S.: Numerical techniques to solve boundary value problems involving viscoelastic materials (Joined 2015)
  • Manimaran, L.: Numerical techniques to study plastic deformations (Joined 2017)
  • Pratyush Kumar.: Accurate and repeatable measurement of non-uniform strains (Joined 2018)
  • Kaibalya Lenka.: Condition monitoring of bridges (Joined 2019)
  • Gaurav Chandra Bridhani: Numerical methods to solve fracture problems (Joined 2020)
Courses

Under graduate:

    • Advanced Structural Analysis
    • Computer methods in civil engineering
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Structural Analysis
    • Structural Eangineering Laboratory

Post Graduate:

  • Advanced Finite Elements
  • Advanced Mechanics of Structures
  • Constitutive Modeling in Continuum Mechanics
  • Computing Skills
  • Elastic and Plastic Stress Analysis
  • Experimental Techniques
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Special Topics in Advanced Structural Mechanics
  • Rheology of Civil Engineering Materials
Continuing Education
  • Mechanical response of materials, (14 to 19 July 2008), Sponsered by AICTE, New Delhi.
  • Advanced mechanics of materials, (17 to 22 December 2007), Sponsered by AICTE, New Delhi.