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Dr. R. Santhakumar, B.E., M.E., Ph.D.,Professor

Professional Qualification

B.E (Civil Engineering) in the year 1986 from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
M.E (Structural Engineering) in the year 1989 from Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore
Ph.D (Civil Engineering) in the year 2004 from Anna University, Chennai


Experience

Twenty years in Teaching

Research Work

Research Work The unique properties of FRP composites (especially high strength to weight ratio, non-corrosive characteristics) can be exploited for the application in Civil Engineering also. In this context, my research work focused on the utilization of FRP reinforcement for rehabilitation of the existing Reinforced concrete structures. The research program involved testing the prototype structural elements in the laboratory followed by finite element modeling and analysis of the same. The outcome of the research has been published in National and International Journals.

Area of Interest

Analysis & Design of structures for Earthquake loads
Finite Element Analysis
Nanotechnology
Curriculum Development & Evaluation
Human Resource Development
To adopt innovative approaches in designing Instructional materials.

Publications National Journals

“Study of Impact of NITTTR’s initiatives on the performance of Polytechnics”, Journal of Technical and Vocational Education, Vol.25, No.1&2 – June & December 200.
“Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Beams Subjected to Combined Bending and Torsion”, Journal of Civil Engg. and Construction Review, December 2005.
“Strengthening of reinforced concrete beams using glass fibre reinforced plastic laminates” The Indian Concrete Journal, December 1999.

International Journals

“Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Beams strengthened for combined bending and torsion: a numerical study”, Electronic Journal of Structural Engineering, International, Vol. 7. 2007.
“Analysis of retrofitted reinforced concrete shear beams using carbon fibre composites”, Electronic Journal of Structural Engineering, International, Vol. 4. 2004.

SPapers presented in conferences / Seminars

“Value added utilization of crushed rock dust (CRD) in concrete”, The Structural Engineering Convention (SEC 2005), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, December 14 -16, 2005.
“Behaviour of Zorex fiber reinforced concrete – An experimental investigation”, National seminar on Concrete Tecnology for 21st century, Department of Structural Engineering, Annamalai University, 9th & 10th February, 2001.
“A finite element of landslide disaster management by slope stitching”, International conference on disaster management, The Institution of Engineers (India), Chandigarh, 18th to 20th November, 2000.
“Fiber reinforced Plastics (FRP) and their application in Civil Engineering”, National seminar on building construction technology for the new millennium, Indian Building Congress, 22nd & 23rd October 1999.
“Use of light gauge members in building construction”, National seminar on building construction technology for the new millennium, Indian Building Congress, 22nd & 23rd October 1999.
“A study on the use of superplasticizer in concrete”, National seminar on high performance concrete, International centre for fibre reinforced concrete composites, 21st & 22nd May, 1998.
“Polygonal shaped RCC water Tower”, National Symposium on Tall Structures, Regional Engineering College, Trichy, 21st & 22nd February, 1995.