RESEARCH SUPERVISION

 

Ph D Theses

 

1.      A M Abbas, 2002, PhD, Deterministic/Reliability-based critical earthquake load models for linear /nonlinear engineering structures. (Later: Postdoc at Nagasaki (Japan) and Vanderbilt (USA) Presently: Faculty Member, University of Minia, Egypt).

2.      Sayan Gupta, 2004, PhD, Reliability Analysis of Randomly Vibrating Structures with Parameter Uncertainties. (Later: Postdoc at TU Delft and presently: Associate professor, Department of Applied Mechanics, IIT Madras)

3.      M Manjuprasad, PhD, 2005, Stochastic finite element analysis and safety assessment of structures under random excitations, Under external registration program and with joint supervision with Dr K Balaji Rao of Structural Engineering Research Centre Chennai, India. (Presently: Scientist, National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore).

4.      R Sajeeb, PhD, 2009, Novel strategies for real-time substructuring, identification and control of nonlinear structural dynamical systems, (Joint supervision with Prof D Roy) (Presently: Faculty member, T K M College of Engineering, Kollam).

5.      H A Nasrellah, PhD, 2009, Dynamic state estimation techniques for identification of parameters of finite element structural models. http://sites.google.com/site/nasrellah/ (later: Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering Al zaiem Al azhari University, Khartoum, Sudan; presently, Faculty member, Staff College of Engineering and Architecture, University of Nizwa, Oman)

6.      B Radhika, PhD, 2012, Monte Carlo simulation based response estimation and model updating in nonlinear random vibrations. (later: Assistant Professor & Inspire Fellow, IIT Kharagpur, presently Inspire fellow at IIT Bhuvaneshwar).

7.      V S Sundar, 2013, Monte Carlo simulations with variance reduction for structural reliability modeling, updating and testing. (later: Post-doctoral researcher, The Johns Hopkins University, USA; presently, post-doctoral fellow, University of California at San Diego).

8.      S Ammanagi, 2015,Vibration testing of structures under random support excitations, Under External Registration Programme from BISS, Bangalore and under joint supervision with Dr R Sunder (presently Head, R & D, Bangalore Integrated System Solutions, Bangalore 560 058, India; somayya@biss.in)

9.      S Abhinav, 2016, Stochastic modeling of vehicle-structure interactions: dynamic state and parameter estimation, and global response sensitivity analysis (presently, post-doctoral researcher at the Vanderbilt University, USA).

10.  K Oindrila, 2018, Structural reliability estimation using Markov chain splitting and Girsanovís transformation based methods.

11.  D Sonal, 2018, Structural dynamic testing for seismic response simulation and time variant reliability estimation [under review].

12.  Greegar George, 2018, Global and combined global-local response sensitivity analysis of uncertain structures based on model distance measures [under review].

 

Current students

 

1.      K Karuna, PhD thesis, Research in the area of modeling epistemic and aleatoric uncertainties in structural dynamics and reliability.

2.      A S Nisha, PhD thesis, Research in the area of nonlinear structural system identification.

3.      T Bharathi, PhD thesis, Research in the area of flow through random porous media (Joint guidance with Prof M Sekhar).

4.      Sk Rajib Ali, PhD thesis, Research in the area of reliability modeling of electronic control units in automotive systems (under ERP from Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions and with joint supervision with Dr Sudarshan Hegde).

5.      Bibhas Paul, PhD thesis, Research in the area of seismic response modeling of instrumented structures.

6.      Adwait Sharma, M Tech (Res) thesis, Research in the area of structural dynamics.

7.      Pallavi Pandey, PhD thesis, Research in the area of structural dynamics.

 

MSc (Engineering) Theses

 

1.      Abhijit Sarkar, 1995, MSc (Engineering), Critical Stochastic seismic excitation models for engineering structures. (Obtained D Phil from University of Oxford and presently holds Canada Research Chair in Analysis and Management of Risk, University of Carleton, Canada).

2.      Sondipon Adhikari, 1997, MSc (Engineering), Stochastic dynamic stiffness method for vibration and energy flow analyses of skeletal structures. (Obtained PhD from University of Cambridge, UK and presently Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Wales, Swansea)

3.      R Ravi, 1997, MSc (Engineering), Random earthquake response analysis of multiply supported nuclear power plant secondary systems.

4.      Ch Srinivas, 1998, MSc (Engineering), Critical cross power spectral density models for earthquake loads on multi-supported structures

5.      Subarna Bhattacharyya, 1998, MSc (Engineering), Vibration analysis of randomly parametered frame structures with non-Gaussian inhomogenieties using Monte Carlo simulations.

6.      A K Jaiswal, 1998, MSc (Engineering), Nonlinear dynamic analysis of moving vehicle-supporting structure interactions and modeling of critical guide way unevenness profiles.

7.      Sayan Gupta, 2000, MSc (Engineering), Vibration analysis of structures built-up of randomly inhomogeneous curved and straight beams using stochastic dynamic stiffness matrix method. (Obtained PhD from IISc; Later: Postdoc at TU Delft; presently: Assoicate professor, Department of Applied Mechanics, IIT Madras)

8.      Sonjoy Das, 2001, MSc (Engineering), Vibration energy flow analysis in randomly parametered coupled plate structures using Green's function coupling technique. (Obtained MS from the Johns Hopkins, PhD from University of Southern California; later Postdoc at University of Southern California and MIT Boston; presently, assistant professor SUNY Buffalo from 2011)

9.      Luna Mujumder, 2002, MSc (Engineering), Bridge damage detection using vibration data on vehicle-structure interactions. (Obtained PhD from University of Miami, Coral Gables)

10.  Saikat Saha, 2003, MSc (Engineering), Inverse reliability based structural design for incompletely specified earthquake loads (later obtained PhD from University of Twente, The Netherlands; presently Assistant Professor Linkoping University, Sweden; presently with GE India).

11.  Arunasis Chakraborty, 2003, MSc (Engineering), Dynamic response of structures under random multi-component earthquake excitations. (Later obtained PhD from Trinity College, Dublin and presently Assistant Professor, IIT Guwhati).

12.  S Venkatesha, 2007, MSc (Engineering), Inverse sensitivity methods for structural damage detection using vibration data. (Presently: Technical officer, Department of Civil Engineering, IISc)

13.  Vikas Namdeo, 2007, MSc (Engineering), Novel strategies for nonlinear structural system identification using particle filtering and force state map construction. (Presently: with General Electric India Technology Centre, Bangalore)

14.  S Ghosh, 2007, (MSc Engineering) Novel sub-optimal and particle filtering strategies for identification of nonlinear structural dynamical systems, Joint supervision with Prof D Roy. (Presently: with General Electric India Technology Centre, Bangalore)

15.  Satya Swaroop Panda, MSc (Engineering) thesis, 2008, Development of methods for structural reliability analysis using design and analysis of computer experiments and data based extreme value analysis, Under external registration program and with joint supervision with Mr A S Mariasundaram, General Electric India Technology Centre, Bangalore.

16.  R Sivaprasad, MSc (Engineering) thesis, 2009, Steady state dynamics of systems with fractional order derivative damping models, Under external registration program and with joint supervision with Dr K G Manoj, General Electric India Technology Centre, Bangalore.

17.  S D Sajish, MSc (Engineering) thesis, Reliability and response uncertainty analyses of piping and shutdown systems of nuclear power plants under seismic loading, Under External Registration Program from IGCAR, Kalpakkam and with joint supervision with Dr P Chellapandi.

18.  K Karuna, 2015, MSc (Engineering) Structural safety analysis with alternative uncertainty models (presently, PhD student department of Civil Engineering, IISc).

 

ME/ MTech dissertation projects

 

1.      T Srikanth, 1995, Critical cross spectra for multi-support and multi-component earthquake excitations.

2.      R Chandrasekhar, 1995, Statistical analysis of frequency response of stochastic continuous structural elements. (Presently: with ISRO, Bangalore)

3.      V Deshmukh, 1995, Numerical investigations on vibrational energy confinement in monocoupled cyclically periodic structures (Later obtained PhD from Auburn Unviersity, USA and presently: Assistant Professor, Villanova University, USA).

4.      B Manohar Rao, 1996, Computation of vibration of beams under moving mass (Presently with Indian Railways, IES).

5.      Y Verma, 1996, Identification of damping in Aluminum Conductor Steel Reinforced (ACSR) cable elements. (Later with BHEL and presently with Indian Railways, IES)

6.      B Anoop, 1997, Finite element analysis of vibration confinement due to disorder. (Presently: Scientist, Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai)

7.      Ashish Khare, 1999, Studies on finite element model updating for skeletal structures.

8.      P R Sreecharana, 1999, Studies on response spectrum based methods for earthquake response analysis of multi-supported piping structures.

9.      K Kasi Viswanatha Reddy, 1999,Moving vehicle supporting structure interaction problems using finite element methods.

10.  Akhilesh Mishra, 2000, Transient earthquake response analysis of liquid storage tanks using FEM and the determination of Critical random earthquake excitations. (Presently: with General Electric India Technology Centre, Bangalore)

11.  Kamendra Singh, 2000, Seismic analysis of multi-supported rotors using finite element method. (Presently: with General Electric India Technology Centre, Bangalore)

12.  Debraj Ghosh, 2001, Structural damage detection using dynamics model updating (Later obtained PhD from The Johns Hopkins University, USA;three years as postdoc at Stanford University, USA; presently Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IISc).

13.  Lalit Mishra, 2002, A time domain method for identification of nonlinear dynamic systems.

14.  K Someshwar Rao, 2002, A new modal combination rule for seismic analysis of multiply supported structures using critical cross power spectral density functions. (Presently: with Cranes International Softwares Limited , Bangalore)

15.  Deepak Kumar, 2002, A comparative study on Time/Frequency domain methods for FE model updating. (Later with General Electric India Technology Centre, Bangalore)

16.  N Giridhar Singh, 2002, Bayesian updating of coupled FE structural dynamic models. (Presently with R & D Engineers, DRDO, Pune).

17.  Rohin Kumar Gupta, 2002, Experimental and computational studies on detection of damages in building frame models using a time domain formulation.

18.  Saidi Reddy, 2003, P-delta effects in seismic analysis of industrial piping structures. (Later with General Electric India Technology Centre, Bangalore)

19.  Dileep Singh, 2003,Seismic fragility analysis of liquid storage tanks. (Later with General Electric India Technology Centre, Bangalore)

20.  Aditya Prasad, 2004-05, Optimal placement of seismic restraints in piping structures. (With BHEL)

21.  R Tipi Reddy, 2004-05, Structural system identification using nonlinear filtering tools. (Later with with General Electric India Technology Centre, Bangalore;Later obtained PhD from University of Southern California, LA, USA; presently at Pacific Northwest National Labs)

22.  M Tandon, 2005-06, Analytical and experimental studies into earthquake response of flexible liquid storage tanks (Presently: with DRDO)

23.  N Shukla, 2005-06, Stability of lattice towers under wind loads. (Presently: with DRDO)

24.  B Satish, 2006-07, Nonlinear structural system identification. (Presently: with General Electric India Technology Centre, Bangalore)

25.  Dibakar Datta, 2007-2008, Studies on nonlinear structural system identification. (Later: Research student at Universitat politecnico de catalunya, Barcelona; obtained PhD from the Brown University, later: at Stanford University as postdoc; presently: Assistant Professor,  Department of Mechanical and Industrial EngineeringNewark College of EngineeringNew Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, USA)

26.  R Rajender, 2007-2008, Structural system identification based on inverse sensitivity analysis of singular solutions of FRF matrix. (Presently: with Osmania University; earlier with General Electric India Technology Centre, Bangalore, and NTPC, New Delhi)

27.  T Charan Raj, 2008-2009, Bayesian filtering and eigen realization algorithms for structural system identification (Obtained PhD from the University of Southern California, LA, USA; presently at Sandia National Labs).

28.  Prasanth Babu Koganti, 2009-2010, Dynamic interactions between cracked beams and moving oscillators. (Presently, Doctoral student, University of Southern California, LA, USA)

29.  T Sathish, 2011, Modeling of vehicle structure interaction using substructuring technique.

30.  Prerana U Acharya, 2011-2012, Model free analysis of measurement data from instrumented structures (presently with GE India).

31.  Sonal D, 2011-2012, Selection of time step in hybrid simulation tests for earthquake qualification. (Presently, Doctoral student, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore).

32.  S Abhilash, 2012-2013, Stress and reliability analyses of structures under fire load (presently, PhD scholar, IIT Mumbai).

33.  K Oindrila, 2012-2013, Markov chain splitting methods for structural reliability analysis,. (Presently, Doctoral student, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore).

34.  Subhayan De, 2012-2013,Bayesian model selection problems in structural engineering. (Presently, Doctoral student, University of Southern California, LA, USA)

35.  Mani Kiran, 2013-14, Structural vibration due to sudden loss of members.

36.  Y Srinivas, Residual displacements in inelastic dynamical systems (Presently with IES/Indian Railways)

37.  Rakesh Ranjan, 2013-14, Reliability analysis of composite beams subjected to fire load (Presently Doctoral Student, University of Waterloo, Canada).

38.  Rajdip Nayek, 2013-14, Sampling variance reduction in random vibration testing of actively controlled structures (Presently Doctoral Student, University of Waterloo, Canada).

39.  Indranil Hazra, 2015-16, Dynamics of rotationally periodic structures: probabilistic and group theoretic approaches. (Later project assistant with IIT Madras Applied Mechanics; Moving to the University of Waterloo, Canada for PhD studies).

40.  Pramod Kumar Singh, 2015-16, Effects of ambient thermal variability on dynamic properties of a steel bridge structure (back to Army engineering services).

41.  Rahul Kolchar, 2016-17, Computational aspect of pseudodynamic testng with substructuring for structures under earthquake, vehicular, and (or) fire loads (Atkins, Bangalore).

42.  Mehr Soni, 2016-17, Global response sensitivity analysis of random seismic global damage indices in inelastic degrading structures (Atkins, Bangalore).

43.  Nithin Raj, 2016-17, Applications of independent component analysis in vibration signal processing and multivariate non-Gaussian data modeling in reliability analysis.

44.  T Sreelakshmi, 2016-17, Simulation of seismic pounding in elastic/inelastic cluster of buildings (presently with GE India).

45.  S Naveen. 2017-18, Dynamics of linear systems with polymorphic uncertain paramters.

46.  Saurabh Sarda, 2017-18, Simulation of structural behavior due to sudden loss of a member.

47.  G.Siva Nagasri Alekhya, 2017-18, Adaptive time stepping in real time hybrid testing of earthquake driven structures.

48.  Rohit Sachdeva, 2018-2019, Work in the area of seismic response control using inerters (joint supervision with Prof Debraj Ghosh).

49.  Pinak Paul, 2018-2019, Work in the area of global seismic damage estimation in instrumented strucutres.

50.  P N Neenu, 2018-2019, Work in the area of safety of tower cranes.

51.  Anil Kumar Reddy, 2018-2019, Work in the area of seismic response of structures with base isolators.