Dr.Veeraragavan A

Dr. A. Veeraragavan
Professor
Phone: +91-44-22574272
Email: av@iitm.ac.in

Education
Degree
Year
Institution
 
B.E (Civil)
1978
Annamalai University
M.Tech (Civil) – Transportation Engineering
1980
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Ph.D
1990
Bangalore University
Professional Experience
Year
Designation
Institution
1980-81
Associate Lecturer
Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai
1981-84
Research Scientist
Bangalore University, Bangalore
1984-85
Lecturer
National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli
1985-1996
Lecturer
Bangalore University, Bangalore
1996-2004
Reader
Bangalore University, Bangalore
2004- till date
Professor
Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai
Administrative Assignments
  • Chairman, Engineering Unit, IIT Madras
  • Head, Transportation Engineering Division, 2004 – 07
  • Co-ordinator, Dual Degree Programme in Infrastructure Civil Engineering, 2004 – 07
Membership of Professional Societies
  • Fellow – Institution of Engineers (India)
  • Fellow – International Society for Engineering Asset Management
  • Life Member – Indian Roads Congress
  • Life Member – Institute of Urban Transport (India)
  • Life Member – Indian Society for Technical Education
Other Current Recognitions
  • Member, Highway Research Board, Indian Roads Congress
  • Member, Flexible Pavement Committee, Indian Roads Congress
  • Member, Composite Pavement Committee, Indian Roads Congress
  • Member, Pilot Projects Committee, Indian Roads Congress
  • Member, Road Maintenance and Asset Management Committee, Indian Roads Congress
  • Expert Member, SUPRA Research Project, Central Road Research Institute
  • Member, Accelerated Pavement Testing Facility, Central Road Research Institute
  • Member, R&D committee, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
  • Member, R&D committee, National Highway Authority of India
  • Member, Expert Committee on Modern Techniques in Road Construction, Govt of Kerala
  • Member, Advisory board, Ashoka Highway Research Centre
  • Chairman, Board of Governors, Idukki Engineering College, TEQIP Project -II
  • Member, Research Advisory Committee, National Institute of Technology, Warangal
  • Chairman, Research Council, National Transportation Planning and Research Centre, Trivandrum
  • Member, Research Council, CSIR- Central Road Research Institute
  • Member, Research Advisory Committee, Institute of Road Transport
  • Member, Society of the Indian Academy of Highway Engineers
  • Member, Sectoral Innovation Council for Road Transport & Highways, Govt. of India
  • Member, Board of Studies, National Institute Technology, Tiruchirapalli
  • Member, Research Advisory Board for the Centre for Transportation  Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli
  • Member, Consultative Committee for the Transportation Research Centre, College of Engineering, Trivandrum
  • Chairman, Project Monitoring Committee, Eco-Friendly Road Technology by Using RBI Grade 81, Ministry of Environment & Forest (Clean Technology Division), Govt. of India
  • Member, Advisory Committee, Centre of Excellence in Transportation Research (CETR), National Institute of Technology, Calicut.
Research Interests
  • Pavement Maintenance and Management
  • Forensic Investigation on Pre-mature failure of highway and airfield pavements
  • Cold recycling of bituminous mixes for Sustainable highway pavements
  • Road Safety Under Mixed Traffic Flow
  • Use of Modified Binders for long lasting pavements
Recent Publications

Books

Khanna, S.K, Justo, A and Veeraragavan, A, ‘ Highway Engineering’, Nem Chand & Bros. Tenth Edition, 2013.
Khanna, S.K, Justo, A and Veeraragavan, A,’Highway Materials and Pavement Testing’, Nem Chand & Bros., Fifth Edition, 2009
Nagaraj, Y.R and Veeraragavan, A, ‘ Surveying;, Nem Chand& Bros.
 International Journals
Anjan Kumar, S and Veeraragavan, A, ‘ Rheological and Rutting Characterization of Asphalt Mixes with Modified Binders’, ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Vol.40, No.1, January 2012.
V. Sunitha, A. Veeraragavan, Karthik K. Srinivasan, and Samson Mathew, “Cluster-Based Pavement Deterioration Models for Low-Volume Rural Roads,” ISRN Civil Engineering, vol. 2012, Article ID 565948, 8 pages, 2012. doi:10.5402/2012/565948
Neethu Roy, Veeraragavan, A, Jain, P.K and Murali Krishnan, J, ‘A Relook at the Asphalt Mixture Performance Test Protocols and Computational Algorithms’, ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Vol. 41, No.5, 2013.
Anjan Kumar, S, Saravanan, U, Murali Krishnan, J and Veeraragavan, A, ‘Rheology of Modified Bitumens during Mixing and Compaction’, International Journal of Pavement Engineering, 2013.
Neethu Roy, Veeraragavan, A and Murali Krishnan, J, ‘ Influence of Confinement Pressure on the Repeated Creep and Recovery of Asphalt Concrete’, International Journal of Pavement Engineering, February 2013.
Sunitha, V, Veeraragavan, A, Karthik K. Srinivasan and Samson Mathew, ‘Application of Factor Analysis in Maintenance Management of Low Volume Road’, International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, Vol.6, No.2, March 2013. pp 130-135.
Neethu Roy, Veeraragavan, A and Murali Krishnan, J, Flow Number Tests for Asphalt Mixtures’, Institute of Civil Engineers, Transport, UK, 2013.
National Journals
Muralikrishna, P and Veeraragavan, A, ‘Decision Support System for Performance Based Maintenance Management of Highway Pavements’, Paper No. 571, Indian Roads Congress Journal, Vol. 72-3, October-December 2011.
Neethu Roy, Muralikrishnan, J and Veeraragavan, A, ‘Mechanical Characterisation of Bituminous Concrete Mixtures Using Asphalt Mixture Performance Tester (AMPT)’, Indian Highways Journal, Vol. 40, No. 6, June 2012.
Kanishak Chopra, Anjan kumar, S, Rajib Basu Mallick and Veeraragavan, A, ‘Investigations on Laboratory Performance of Bituminous Mixes with Reclaimed Asphalt Pavements Materials – A Step Towards Sustainable Road Infrastructure in India’, Journal of the Indian Roads Congress, 73-3, 2012.
Rahul Oberai and Veeragavan, A, ‘Rehabilitation and Upgradaton of an Existing Airfield Runway Pavement for Operation of Next Generation Aircrafts’, Highway Research Journal, Indian Roads Congress, 2013.
Awards and Honours
INDIAN ROADS CONGRESS MEDAL (instituted by Bihar PWD) for Outstanding Paper on Road Research – 1991
INDIAN ROADS CONGRESS COMMENDATION CERTIFI­CATE for Highly Commended Rese­arch Paper – 1992
UGC CAREER   AWARD    for Young Teachers -1993
INDIAN ROADS CONGRESS MEDAL FOR BEST PAPER ON MAINTENANCE – 1993
INDIAN ROADS CONGRESS COMMENDATION CERTIFICATE for Outstanding Work done as a member of the Flexible Pavement Committee – 1994
INDIAN ROADS CONGRESS – PT. JAWAHARLAL NEHRU BIRTH CENTENARY AWA­RD for Notable and Outstanding Contribution in the field of Highway Engineering in India – 1994
INDIAN ROADS CONGRESS   MEDAL FOR BEST PAPER ON MAINTENANCE – 1997
INDIAN ROADS CONGRESS COMMENDATION CERTIFICATE for Highly Commended Research Paper – 1998
INDIAN SOCIETY FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION NATIONAL AWARD for Promising Engineering College Teacher in India – 1998
INDIAN ROADS CONGRESS COMMENDATION CERTIFICATE for Highly Commended Research Paper – 2000
INDIAN ROADS CONGRESS   MEDAL FOR BEST PAPER ON MAINTENANCE – 2003
INDIAN ROADS CONGRESS COMMENDATION CERTIFICATE for Highly Commended Research Paper – 2005
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MADRASBHAGYALAKSHMI KRISHNA AYENGAR AWARD For Having Guided The Best M.Tech Project in Infrastructure Engineering- 2008
INDIAN ROADS CONGRESS   MEDAL FOR BEST PAPER ON MAINTENANCE – 2008
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY AND DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL – VISHWAKARMA AWARD- Outstanding Academician/Technologist/Scientist/Innovator – 2011.
INDIAN ROADS CONGRESS   MEDAL FOR BEST PAPER ON MAINTENANCE (instituted by C.P.W­.D.) – 2011
Research and Consultancy

SPONSORED RESEARCH (2004 – till date)

Sl No.
Project Title
Year
Grants Rs. Lakhs
1
Road accident modelling, TRL
2004-06
10.00
2
Investigation on bituminous mixes with modified binders, IITM
2004-07
6.18
3
Decision support system for maintenance management of highway pavements, DST
2007-10
4.81
4
Highway and Airport pavement engineering, IUSSTF
2009-11
10.55
5
Investigation on field performance of bituminous mixes with modified binders, MORTH
2006-12
37.50
6
Upgrading of IS:73-2006 Paving bitumen specifications, BIS
2010-11
13.46
7
Centre of Excellence in Urban Transport, MOUD
2009-13
840.00
8
Monitoring Mechanism of Eco-friendly Technology by using RBI Grade 81, MoEF
2012-13
7.50
9
Development of warrants for the use of modified binders for improved performance of flexible pavements
2012-15
177.664
Total Value
 
1107.664
 
SPONSORED RESEARCH (1985 – 2004)
Sl No.
Project Title
Year

Grants Rs.Lakhs

1
Augmentation of Infrastructure in Transportation, MHRD
1985-87
22.00
2
R-6 Research Project, Ministry of Surface Transport
1989-94
23.74
3
Research Project on Pavement Deterioration Models, MHRD
1992-96
10.00
4
Centre for Transportation Engineering, MHRD
1994-97
10.00
5
Methodology for Prioritisation of Pavement Maintenance, AICTE
1994-96
11.00
6
Development of Pavement Management System, UGC
1995-98
02.00
7
Transport Research Laboratory, MHRD
1995-98
10.00
8
Research Project on Road Safety, MHRD
1997-01
08.00
9
Development of Accelerated Load Testing Facilities, AICTE
1997-01
05.00
10
Engineering Measures to Reduce Accidents, AICTE
1997-01
05.00
11
Centre for Transportation Engineering, DST-FIST
2001-04
25.00
12
Road Safety Audit for National Highways in Karnataka
2001-04
14.00
13
Research Scheme R-82, “ Development of Guidelines for Maintenance Management of Primary, Secondary and Urban Roads”, MoRTH
2001-02
0.07
14
Nationally Co-ordinated Project on Road Traffic Safety, AICTE
2001-04
35.00
Total Value
 
180.81
 
INDUSTRIAL CONSULTANCY (2004 – till date)
 
 
Sl No.
Title
Client
Year
1
Traffic engineering consultancy services for preparation of DPR for 4/6 laning of NH-47
Secon surveys
2004-05
2
Traffic management plan for Srikalahasti town
Collector, Chittor District
2005
3
Tests on track ballast
Southern Railways
2005
4
Feasibility study and detailed project report for 4/6 laning of selected sections on NH-63
Wilbursmith Associates
2005-6
5
Investigation on distress and suggest remedial measures on Hubli-Haveri section on NH-4
Afcons Infrastructure
2005-06
6
Checking design of transport Structures
Hyderabad Urban Development Authority
2005-07
7
Road safety audit for Coimbatore bypass
L&T Ramboll
2006
8
Testing of Stone ballast
Southern Railways
2006
9
Forensic investigation on pre-mature cracks on Ahmedabad-Vadodara expressway
National Highway Authority of India
2006-09
10
Traffic Safety management consultancy services for Krishnagiri Thopurghat National Highway
Feedback Turnkey Engineers
2006-09
11
Karnataka State Highway Improvement Project – DPR preparation – Road safety Component
Scott Wilson and Kirkpatrick
2007-08
12
Advice for environmental and technical consideration on the outer ring road
Hyderabad Urban Development Authority
2007-08
13
Pavement Design for Nokia SEZ Unit at Sriperumbudur
Consolidated Construction Consortium
2007
14
Tests on Crumb Rubber Modified Bitumen
Gannon Dunkerley & Co
2008
15
Tests on bituminous crust samples of Cochin International airport runway
Techni Bharati Ltd
2008
16
Technical services to customise and implement a computerised road accident data management system
IBS software services
2009
17
Testing properties of quality of bitumen as per IS: 73
Techtrans construction India Pvt. Ltd
2009
18
Development of performance prediction models for rural roads under Pradhan mantra Gram sadak Yojana
National Rural Road Development Agency
2010-11
19
Karnataka State Highway Network Improvement Strategy
Scott Wilson India Pvt. Ltd
2010-11
20
Road Safety Assessment of the Upgraded roads under TNRSP-02,03,04
Tamilnadu Road Sector Project
2010-11
21
Development of policy framework for managing induced development of coastal road corridors of Tamilnadu
Tamilnadu Road Sector Project
2009-11
22
Evaluation of the performance of bituminous mixtures with new modified binders
Total Vinergy Bitumen India Pvt. Ltd
2010-12
23
 Evaluation of Chennai Bypass and assessment of pavement condition and maintenance needs assessment
Hindustan Construction Co. Ltd
2011
24
Consultancy services to carryout techno-economic feasibility to prepare a shelf of projects for various financing options including institutional borrowing for improvements to core network in Tamilnadu
Tamilnadu Road Sector Project
2011
25
Road Safety Assessment of Upgraded Roads Under TNRSP-01
Tamilnadu Road Sector Project
2011
26
Investigation of cracks in dense bituminous macadam layers on NHAI project
TechTrans Construction India Pvt. Ltd
2011
27
Land Transport Management and Master Plan for Sikkim
Scott Wilson India Pvt. Ltd
2011-12
28
Retainer Consultancy for Krishnagiri-Thoppur Road Project
L&T Infrastructure Development Projects Ltd
2011-12
29
Retainer Consultancy for Chennai – Tada Road Project
L&T Infrastructure Development Projects Ltd
2011-12
30
Assessment of Laboratory Performance of Speciality Modified Binders
Bharat Petroleum Corporation
2011-13
31
Development of Charts for the design of pavements using RBI-81
AlChemist Touchnology
2012-13
32
Roughness Tests on NH-45-Tamabaram-Tindivanam Section
GMR Highways, Chengalpattu
2012
33
Vetting of circulation network for north and south T.T.Nagar in Bhopal
Bhopal Development Authority
2012
34
Assessment of quality of the restoration of thane cyclone affected road works in Villupuram District
Highways Department, Tamilnadu
2012
35
Mix design for cold-inplace recycling technology for six laning of Chennai-Tada section of NH-5
L&T-IDPL
2013
36
Investigations on Pre-mature failures in Port Blair Runway
Military Engineering Services
2013
Student Guidance
PH.D (COMPLETED)
Sl No
Name of the Scholar
Title of the research work
Year
1
Kuncheria P. Isaac
Studies on mixed traffic flow under varying composition
1995
2
Balabhaskara Reddy, B
Development of failure criteria for flexible pavements
1996
3
Nagakumar, M.S
Stresses in bituminous pavement overlays due to variation in climatic and traffic factors
1997
4
Nagaraja, M
Pavement maintenance management strategies for rural highways
1998
5
Punith, VS
Studies on performance of bituminous paving mixtures utilising recycled plastics
2005
6
Puttappa, C.G
Investigations on application of high performance concrete for pavements
2005
7
Vivian Robert
Studies on road safety problems under mixed traffic flow
2006
8
Prem Swarup Reddy, M
Studies on fatigue behavior of bituminous mixes
2007
9
Kanthakumar, K
Effect of aggregate gradation on performance of bituminous concrete mixes
2009
10
Priya, R
Optimisation of project level pavement maintenance management
2009
11
Nagaraj, K.P
Studies on high performance (HVFA) concrete for highway pavements
2010
12
Anjan Kumar, S
Performance evaluation of bituminous concrete mixes with modified binders
2012
13
Dinu, R.R
Safety prediction on two lane rural highways under mixed traffic
2013
14
Sunitha, V
Development of network level pavement maintenance management system
2013
15
Neethu Roy
Performance characterization of bituminous concrete mixes
2013
 
MS (COMPLETED)
Sl No
Name of the Scholar
Title of the research work
Year
1
Shivangi Gupta
Fatigue behavior of polymer modified bituminous concrete mixtures
2007
2
Srinivas, C
Road accident modeling under mixed traffic flow
2007
3
Reashma, P.S
Variability in rheological properties of bitumen processed in India
2012
 
PH.D (ON GOING)
Sl No
Name of the Scholar
Title of the research work
1
Praveen, V
Studies on geometric design consistency on level of safety on inter-city roads
2
Sakthivelan, R
Fatigue and Creep Behaviour of Bituminous Mixes with Modified Binders
3
Nivedya, M.K
Mix Design Considerations and Mechanical Characterisation of Foam Bituminous Mixes
4
Nithin Sudersanan
Studies on Application of Geosynthetics in Mitigating Reflection Cracks in Pavements
5
Chethana, R
Multi-Objective Decision Support System for the Maintenance Management of Highway Pavements
Courses

M.TECH. (THEORY)

  • Infrastructure Planning and Management
  • Traffic Engineering and Management
  • Pavement Design
  • Pavement Management System
  • Pavement Construction Technology
  • Pavement Analysis and Design
  • Urban Transportation Planning
  • Traffic Engineering – I
  • Traffic Engineering – II

M.TECH. (LAB)

  • Highway Construction Materials Lab
  • Traffic Engineering Laboratory
  • Pavement Materials and Evaluation Laboratory

B.TECH. (THEORY)

  • Introduction to Civil Engineering Profession
  • Transportation Engineering – I
  • Transportation Engineering – II
  • Highway Construction
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Pavement Materials

B.TECH. (LAB)

  • Construction Materials Laboratory
  • Highway Materials Laboratory
Continuing Education

Conferences Organised

Workshop on, Rapid construction of roads in steep mountainous terrain including half tunneling and use of cold mix/warm mix for asphalt surfacing for Border Roads Organization, IITM, May 31, 2007.

Indo-US Workshop on Highway and Airport Pavement Engineering, 07-08 August 2009.

National Workshop on Sustainable Concrete Pavements – Practices Challenges and Directions, IITM, 13 October 2010.

One day workshop on Trends & Techniques in Concrete Pavements for 21st Century, IITM, 12 February 2011.

Seminar on New Materials in Road Construction for Stabilized Pavements, IITM, 01 March 2011.

Warm Mix Asphalt – Challenges and Way Forward – A workshop for Practitioners, IITM, August 08-09, 2013.

Workshop on Construction of Concrete Roads and Overlays – Do’s and Don’ts, 23 September 2013, IITM.
 

Technology Transfer
Continuing Education Programme (CEP) – Highway Construction and Management for the engineers of the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, 14-18 February 2005.
CEP- Highway Construction and Management for the engineers of the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, 06-10 June 2005.
CEP- Highway Construction and Management for the engineers of the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, 04-08 July 2005.
CEP- Highway Construction and Management for the engineers of the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, 16-20 August 2005.
CEP- Highway Construction and Management for the engineers of the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, 24-28 October 2005.
CEP- Highway Construction and Management for the engineers of the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, 22-26 November 2005.
CEP-Training Programme on Highway Construction and Management on 6-10 February 2006
CEP-Training Programme on Highway Construction and Management on 27 Feb – 03 March 2006
CEP-Training Programme on Good Practices in Highway Construction on 10-12 July 2007
STTP-Recent Advances in Flexible Pavement Engineering on 16-21 July 2007
CEP-Training Programme on Enhancing Road safety Through Engineering Measures on 10-12 December 2007
CEP-Training Programme on Enhancing Road safety Through Engineering Measures on 12-15 December 2007
CEP-Training Programme on Enhancing Road safety Through Engineering Measures on 3-5 January  2008
STTP- Recent Advances in Bituminous Binder Tests and Bituminous Mix Design on 23-28 June 2008
CEP_Training programme on Best practices in Highway Construction for engineers of Nagarjuna Construction Co. Ltd., 15-17 July 2008
STTP- Recent Advances in Bituminous material characterization and evaluation, 7-12 December 2009.
CEP- Road Safety Audit – Training programmes for the engineers of the Highways Department of Govt. of Tamilnadu, IITM, 23-24 February 2010.
CEP- Road Safety Audit – Training programmes for the engineers of the Highways Department of Govt. of Tamilnadu, Villupuram, 18-19 March 2010.
CEP- Road Safety Audit – Training programmes for the engineers of the Highways Department of Govt. of Tamilnadu, Tiruchirapalli, 22-23 April 2010.
CEP- Road Safety Audit – Training programmes for the engineers of the Highways Department of Govt. of Tamilnadu, Salem, 06-07 May 2010.
CEP- Road Safety Audit – Training programmes for the engineers of the Highways Department of Govt. of Tamilnadu, Madurai, 31 May – 01 June 2010.
CEP- Road Safety Audit – Training programmes for the engineers of the Highways Department of Govt. of Tamilnadu, Tirunelveli, 03-04 June 2010.
CEP- Road Safety Audit – Training programmes for the engineers of the Highways Department of Govt. of Tamilnadu, Coimbatore, 21-22 July 2010.
CEP-Overseas Training Programme for the Provisional Engineers of Sri Lanka, 19-23 March 2012
CEP- Short-term Course on Bituminous Material Characterization and Pavement Construction for the staff of M/s Hindustan Colas, 31 Jan – 01 Feb 2013.
CEP- Using Science and Data in Road Safety Management, Feb.15-16, 2013.
CEP- Training Programme on Gap Graded Mixes for the Practitioners, 12 – 13 April 2013