Dr. K. Ramanjaneyulu


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Dr. Ramanjaneyulu graduated in Civil Engineering from the Regional Engineering College, Warangal (NIT, Warangal), and obtained postgraduate degree in Structural Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He was awarded doctoral degree in Structural Engineering on “stability behaviour of wind loaded natural draught cooling tower shells” by Indian Institute of Technology Madras in 1992. He joined Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai, as a scientist in 1989 and rose to the position of chief scientist in 2011. He was head of Advanced Concrete Testing & Evaluation Laboratory for 9 years. He was Director (Additional Charge) of CSIR-SERC from 30th December 2020 till his superannuation on 30th April 2021. He has joined as Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Anurag University, Hyderabad, on 10th August 2022.
He has 32 years of research experience and was also a professor of Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) from 2014 to 2021. He had guided two doctoral students during this period and were awarded Ph.D. degrees. He was also a co-guide of two Ph.D Scholars, – one was awarded Ph.D by Annamalai University, Chidambaram and the other was awarded Ph.D. by Anna University, Chennai. He has also guided dissertation projects of 30 M.Tech students.
He is a Fellow of The Institution of Engineers (I) and life member of several professional bodies. He has published more than 95 papers in indexed international and National journals, around 100 papers in conferences/seminars and 190 technical reports based on the in-house R&D and externally funded research projects. The papers authored by him were awarded prizes by Institution of Engineers (India), ING-IABSE, and CSIR-SERC.
His areas of expertise include, reinforced concrete structures, prestressed concrete structures, bridge engineering, finite element analysis, plates and shells, earthquake engineering, analysis and design of special structures such as, bridges and Cooling tower shells, blast resistant design of structures, Structural health assessment and upgradation of bridges, and repair and rehabilitation of structures.
He had served as a member of code committees of Bureau of Indian Standards. He was the leader of an international collaborative project on “Development of fatigue and seismic resistant design and management of concrete structures”, between SERC, Chennai, and ILEK, University of Stuttgart, Germany, during 2006-2009. He was the nodal officer for twelfth five-year plan network project entitled “Innovative Technologies for Health Assessment and Damage Mitigation of Structures (I-HEAL)”, by partnering with other CSIR Laboratories of Engineering Cluster.

Research Interests

Seismic upgradation and retrofitting of deficient and distressed beam-column sub-assemblages
Fatigue life assessment and enhancement of shear and flexure deficient RC members
Hybrid steel fibre reinforced concrete (HSFRC) for retrofitting
Segmental concrete composite slabs with truss type shear connectors
Composite bridge girders with corrugated steel webs
Performance evaluation and structural health assessment of bridges
Natural Draught cooling tower shells and Chimneys
Sustainable materials and structures

Teaching Interests

Strength of materials
Structural Analysis
Design of Reinforced concrete structures
Design of Prestressed concrete structures
Bridge Engineering
Earthquake resistant design of structures
Plates and shells
Finite Element Analysis
Design of high-rise structures

Selected Publications

  1. A. Kanchanadevi, K. Ramanjaneyulu, and V. Srinivas, “Flexural Behaviour of Concrete Composite Slabs with Different Configurations of Truss Type Shear Connectors”, Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series A, volume 103, pages767–783 (July 2022).
  2. A. Kanchanadevi, K. Ramanjaneyulu, and P.Gandhi, “Shear resistance of embedded connection of composite girder with corrugated steel web”, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Volume 187, December 2021, 106994, (IF : 3.646).
  3. Bhaskar Sangoju; A. Kanchanadevi; K. Sivasubramanian; and K. Ramanjaneyulu, “Durability Performance Criteria for Precast RC Box Units and Repair Measures Based on Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation”, ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol. 35, No. 6, Dec. 2021 (IF :2.162)
  4. A. Kanchanadevi, Ramanjaneyulu, K. and Srinivas V., “Behaviour of concrete composite slabs with truss type shear connectors of different orientation angle”, Advances in Structural Engineering, First Published 30 May 2021, doi: 10.1177/13694332211020406 (IF: 1.8)
  5. Nawal Kishor Banjara, K. Ramanjaneyulu, “Effect of Deficiencies on Fatigue Life of Reinforced Concrete Beams”, ACI Structural Journal, May 2020, 117(3), 31-44. (IF:1.287)
  6. Kanchanadevi, A. and Ramanjaneyulu, K., Novel steel bracket and haunch hybrid system for post-earthquake retrofit of damaged exterior beam-column sub-assemblages, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Vol.73, No.3, Feb. 2020, pp.239-257. (IF: 2.804)
  7. Nawal Kishor Banjara and K. Ramanjaneyulu, Experimental and numerical study on behaviour of HSFRC overlay strip strengthened flexural deficient RC beams, Engineering Structures, Vol. 198, Nov. 2019, 109561 (pp.1-19). (IF: 3.084)
  8. Bhaskar Sangoju, K. Ramanjaneyulu, Saptarshi Sasmal, V. Srinivas, and K. Sivasubramanian, NDT for condition assessment of IDCT RC walls and repair measures for long term durability, Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 218, Sept. 2019, Pages 270-283. (IF: 4.046)
  9. Kanchanadevi, A. and Ramanjaneyulu, K., Non-Invasive Hybrid Retrofit for Seismic Damage Mitigation of Gravity Load Designed Exterior Beam–Column Sub-Assemblage, Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Published online: 17 Apr 2019(pp.1-26), Doi: 10.1080/13632469.2019.1592790, Volume 25, Issue 8, 2021, pp.1590-1615. (IF: 2.754)
  10. Nawal Kishor Banjara and K. Ramanjaneyulu, Investigations on behaviour of flexural deficient and CFRP strengthened reinforced concrete beams under static and fatigue loading, Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 201, March 2019, pp.746-762. (IF: 4.046)
  11. Kanchana Devi A and Ramanjaneyulu K., Investigations on the behaviour of corrosion damaged gravity load designed beam-column sub-assemblages under reverse cyclic loading, Earthquakes and Structures, Vol. 16, No. 2, Feb.2019, pp.235-251. (IF:1.573)
  12. Nawal Kishor Banjara, and K. Ramanjaneyulu, Effective CFRP Retrofit Strategy for Flexural Deficient RC Beams, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Vol. 69, No. 2, Jan.2019, pp. 163-175. (IF: 2.804)
  13. Kanchanadevi A, Ramanjaneyulu, K., Sasmal, S., Srinivas V., Seismic performance evaluation of GLD beam–column sub-assemblages of three different scenarios, Sadhana, Vol.43, No. 12, Dec.2018, Paper No.201, pages 1-12. (IF: 0.769)
  14. Kanchanadevi A, and Ramanjaneyulu, K., Effect of corrosion damage on seismic behaviour of existing reinforced concrete beam-column sub-assemblages, Engineering Structures, Vol. 174, Nov.2018, pp.601-617. (IF:3.084)
  15. Srinivas Voggu, Saptarshi Sasmal, Ramanjaneyulu Karusala, Numerical simulations for structural response of masonry arch bridge with relieving slab as upgradation strategy, International Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol.16, No.9, Sept. 2018, pp. 1029-1044. (IF:1.446)
  16. Kanchanadevi A, and Ramanjaneyulu, K., Non-invasive steel haunch upgradation strategy for seismically deficient reinforced concrete exterior beam-column sub-assemblages, Steel and Composite Structures, Vol. 28, No.6, Sep. 2018, pp. 719-734. (IF: 3.899)
  17. Nawal Kishor Banjara and K. Ramanjaneyulu, Experimental Investigations and Numerical Simulations on the Flexural Fatigue Behaviour of Plain and Fibre Reinforced Concrete, ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Vol. 30, No. 8, Aug. 2018, pp:04018151-1-15. (IF: 1.984)
  18. Bhaskar, S.; Ramanjaneyulu, K.; Kanchanadevi, A.; Saibabu, S, Fire damage to concrete furnace supporting structure and formulation of repair methodology, ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol. 32, No. 2, Apr. 2018, pp. 04017138-1-9, (Published online Dec., 2017). (IF :1.197)
  19. Kanchana Devi, A., Ramanjaneyulu K., Mayank Tripathi, Saptarshi Sasmal, Novel non-invasive seismic upgradation strategies for gravity load designed exterior beam-column joints, Archives of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 18, No. 2, Feb. 2018, 479-489. (IF: 2.763)
  20. Kanchanadevi, A. and Ramanjaneyulu, K., Comparative performance of seismically deficient exterior beam-column sub-assemblages of different design evolutions: A closer perspective, Earthquakes and Structures, Vol. 13, No. 2, Aug. 2017, pp 177-191. (IF: 1.309)
  21. Nawal Kishor Banjara and K. Ramanjaneyulu, Experimental and numerical investigations on the performance evaluation of shear deficient and GFRP strengthened reinforced concrete beams, Construction and Building Materials, Volume 137, April 2017, Pages 520-534, (IF: 3.485)

Selected Awards and Honors

  • DAAD fellowship for the year 1993-94 to carry out research at Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany
  • Raman Research Fellowship for the year 2006-07 to carry out research at University of Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Awards by the Institution of Engineers (India)
    The George Oomen Memorial prize during the year 2006
    Sir Arthur Cotton Memorial prize during the year 2007
    The Suchit Kumar Ghosh memorial Prize during the year 2009
    Dr. Jai Krishna Prize during the year 2013.
  • Awards by the Indian Nation Group of International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering
    ING-IABSE Medals for the years 2005
    ING-IABSE Medals for the years 2006
  • Dr. M. Ramaiah Prize by CSIR-SERC for best technical paper for the years
    2002-03, 2006-07, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2013-14

External Profile Links

  • 1992 Ph. D in Structural Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • 1985 M. E. in Structural Engineering, Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru.
  • 1983 B.Tech. in Civil Engineering, Regional Engineering College, Warangal (now NIT Warangal).
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