Dr. Saravanan U

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

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
  • Constitutive theory
  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Nonlinear analysis
  • Structural Health Monitoring
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 – ongoing (co-investigator) (cost 366 lakhs)
Student Guidance

M.S. thesis guidance:

  • Hariharaputhiran, H.: Constitutive modeling of materials undergoing large deformations (Completed November, 2010)
  • Pandi, P.: Estimation of the current state of a bridge (Completed June, 2013) (Co-guide: Dr. Rupen Goswami)
  • Rajthilak, S.: Nonlinear Analysis of structures (Joined July, 2012)

Ph.D. thesis guidance:

  • Sreenath, S.: Advanced analysis of steel frame structures (Completed July, 2012) (Co -guide: Prof. V. Kalyanaraman)
  • Paranjothi, K.: Influence of strucutre on the mechanical response of soft tissues (Joined January, 2009) (Co-guide: Prof. R. Krishnakumar)
  • Chethan Gouder: Residual life estimation of civil engineering structures (Joined August 2010)
  • Deepthi, T.M.: Structural health monitoring of bridges (Joined January 2012)(Co-guide: Prof. A Meher Prasad)
  • Gokulanth, C.: Constitutive modeling of plain concrete (Joined July 2013)
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.