Research Projects

Research and Industrial consultancy: Past and current research interests and achievements 

Following are few of the challenging industrial consultancy projects I successfully completed in the past and those I am currently involved:

Sl. No Title Co-investigator Funding
1 2010:Seismic analysis of 6.6 KV segregated phase bus duct systems for Bhavini, Kalpakkam. Prof. S. K. Bhattacharyya, Ocean Engg Dept., IIT Madras BGR Energy Systems Ltd, India (INR 3.5 lacs)RBIC/10-11/OEC/028/BGRE/SRIA
2 2011:Strength and durability assessment of High density Polyethylene (HDPE) polyfloats Dr Deepak Kumar, Prof. S.K. Bhattacharyya, Ocean Engg Dept, IIT Madras Polyene Film Industries Ltd, India (INR 10 lacs)RB/11-12/OEC/001/POLN/SRIA
3 2011:Strength assessment and structural suitability of south break water jetty at Naval Dock Yard, Mumbai Prof. R. Sundaravadivelu, Ocean Engg Dept, IIT Madras. Director General Naval Projects, Mumbai (INR 8 lacs)IC/09/OEC/080/NAVP
4 2011:Failure analysis of Steel gate at Matsya Dock, Vizag Prof. R. Sundaravadivelu, Ocean Engg Dept, IIT Madras. Director General Naval Projects, Vizag (INR 10 lacs)IC/10-11/OEC/024/NAVP/SRIA

This is a prestigious work carried out for East Naval Command and of high strategic importance

5 2011:Design and development of micro-algae cultivation systems for bio-fuel Prof. Kumar, Dept of Bio-technology Sea6Energy, A company incubated by IIT Madras (INR 3 lacs)
6 2012Feasibility study on Cage structure at Degaussian bay, Vizag Prof. R. Sundaravadivelu, Ocean Engg Dept, IIT Madras. Director General Naval Projects, Vizag (INR 20 lacs)This is of high strategic importance involving design and development of Cage structure for submarine inspection/repair
7 2012Strength assessment of Naval Jetty using non-destructive methods- Rehabilitation work of strategic importance to Indian Navy Director General Naval Projects, Mumbai (INR 10 lacs)This is of high strategic importance involving structural assessment and rehabilitation of Naval Jetty
8 2013Design validation of Lambda Gate for Dry dock at Vizag for Indian Navy Director General Naval Projects, Mumbai (INR 15 lacs)This is of high strategic importance involving design and development of new Lamba Gate for Dry Dock in Vizag dock yard for Indian Navy. Project award is under finalization
9 2013Structural strengthening of Gantry for enhanced load capacity for Matsya Dock for Indian Navy, DGNP, Vizag Director General Naval Projects, Vizag (INR 10 lacs):IC/13-14/OEC/044/NAVP/SRIA
10 2013Analysis and design of new Jetty for N1-N3 Naval Operations at Vizag Director General Naval Projects, Vizag (INR 10 lacs):IC/13-14/OEC/043/NAVP/SRIA
11 2013Seismic Qualification of 6.6kV switchgear package for IGCAR Prof. S. K. Bhattacharyya BGR Energy Systems Ltd, Bhavini: (3.75 Lacs)RB/13-14/OEC/002/BGRE/SRIA

 

B-2) Sponsored Research

Following are sponsored research projects successfully completed in the past and those I am currently involved: 

Sl. No Title Co-investigator Funding agency
1 2011-2014:Hydrodynamic response of perforated cylinders and their applications in offshore structures No Co-investigator Naval Research Board, New DelhiINR 31.02 lacs

OEC/11-12/107/NRBX/SRIA

2 2013-2014Design and development of wave energy device for deep water ocean systems Prof. S. K. Bhatacharyya National Institute of Ocean Technology, MadrasOEC/12-13/114/NIOT/SRIA amounting 13.48 lacs
3 2011:Response control of offshore articulated towers using tuned mass dampers Prof. Giorgio Serino, University of Naples Federico II, Italy Dept of Structural Engg, University of Naples Federico II, Italy.Executed as Ph.D project under MoU.
4 2010-2011:Dynamic analysis of offshore triceratops No Co-investigator Human Resource Development Center for Offshore & Plant Engg (HOPE), Changwon National University, Republic of South Korea (US $ 5000)CCE/CEP/28/SKB&SC/10-11
5 2010-2011:Design and development of wave energy device using double oscillating arm No Co-investigator Human Resource Development Center for Offshore & Plant Engg (HOPE), Changwon National University, Republic of South Korea (US $ 5000)CCE/CEP/28/SKB&SC/10-11
6 2011-2012:Structural health monitoring of offshore structures using wireless sensor networking No Co-investigator Human Resource Development Center for Offshore & Plant Engg (HOPE), Changwon National University, Republic of South Korea (US $ 5000)CCE/CEP/52/SC/11-12
7 2011-2012:Nonlinear dynamic response of perforated tension leg platforms No Co-investigator Human Resource Development Center for Offshore & Plant Engg (HOPE), Changwon National University, Republic of South Korea (US $ 5000)CCE/CEP/52/SC/11-12
8 2011-2012:Aerodynamic analysis of offshore triceratops No Co-investigator Human Resource Development Center for Offshore & Plant Engg (HOPE), Changwon National University, Republic of South Korea (US $ 5000)CCE/CEP/52/SC/11-12
9 2012: DAAD RISE 2012Risk analysis in offshore drilling No Co-investigator German Academic Exchange ServiceReutlingen University, Germany
10 2004-2007 P.K.Singh, Dept of Civil EnggIIT Bhu, Varanasi Earthquake resistant analysis, design, repair and retrofitting of buildingsSpecial Assistance Program, Uni. Grants Com., Govt. of India
11 2007-2008 Prof. Giorgo Serino,Dept of Structural Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy Member, ReLuis team, Line 7 under European Union. ReLuis is a consortium created in order to coordinate the activities like supplying, scientific, organizational, technical and financial support and promoting participation of scientific and technical activities in seismic engineering according to international research objectives. It is a 300 million Executive Project (2005-2008) functioning as scientific interlocker of different government, regional, provincial and council agencies and of private and public universities to get tangible objectives concerning vulnerability, risk evaluation and reduction of structures in seismic areas.Worked in the capacity of Team Member of ReLuis Line 7 during the period July 2007 till May 2008. ReLuis Line 7 is aimed at technologies for seismic isolation and control of structures and infrastructures. He worked on problems related to Passive energy dissipation control techniques, as applied to structures. Passive technologies considered by him include viscous, visco-elastic and hysteretic energy dissipating devices. He performed analytical studies and experimental investigations under the braces of Joint Experimental Tests on Passive and semi-Active Control Systems (JETPACS). The Research contributions are being drafted and become a part of the Executive Project Report and recommendations to future revisions of Euro Code as well.