Dr M. Saravanan

Contact Details

Dr M. Saravanan
Scientist
Fatigue & Fracture Laboratory
CSIR – Structural Engineering Research Centre
Taramani, Chennai – 600 113
E-mail: sardirajm@serc.res.in
Phone: +91-44-22544785

Academic Background
  • Ph. D., Structural Engineering, Anna University, Chennai
  • M.E., Structural Engineering, Annamalai University, Chidambaram
  • B.E., Civil Engineering, Annamalai University, Chidambaram
Professional Background
  • Scientist, CSIR – Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai, August 2010 till date
  • Junior Scientist, CSIR – Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai, August 2007 – August 2010
  • Assistant Professor, Vel Sri Rangarajan Sakunthala High Tech Engineering College, Chennai, January 2004 – April 2007
Areas of Scientific Interest
  • Fatigue and fracture behaviour of materials and components; Ratcheting behaviour of materials and components
Publications
  • Vishnuvardhan, S., Gandhi, P., Raghava, G., Pukazhendhi, DM., Saravanan, M., Suneel K. Gupta, Vivek Bhasin and Vaze, K. K., “Quasi-cyclic fracture studies on stainless steel welded straight pipes with circumferential through-wall crack in the weld”, International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, Vol. 149, 2017, pp. 33-42; Impact Factor: 1.283
  • Saravanan, M., Vishnuvardhan, S., Gandhi, P., Pukazhendhi, DM., Raghava, G., Sahu, M. K., Chattopadhyay, J. and Dutta, B. K., “Fracture studies on carbon steel elbows having part-through notch with and without internal pressure”, International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, Vol. 138, February 2016, pp. 19-30; Impact Factor: 1.28
  • Vishnuvardhan, S., Raghava, G., Saravanan, M. and Gandhi, P., “Fatigue life evaluation of fillet welded cruciform joints with load-carrying welds”, Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, Vol. 69, No. 2, March 2016, pp. 585-589; Impact Factor: 0.61
  • Gandhi, P., Pukazhendhi, DM., Vishnuvardhan, S., Saravanan, M., and Raghava, G., “Is GFRP rebar a potential replacement for steel reinforcement in concrete structures?”, In: Advances in Structural Engineering, Editor: Vasant Matsagar, Springer, India, 2015, pp. 2043-205
  • Raghava, G., Vishnuvardhan, S., Saravanan, M., and Gandhi, P., “Studies on fatigue life of typical welded and bolted steel structural connections”, In: Advances in Structural Engineering, Editor: Vasant Matsagar, Springer, India, 2015, pp. 2397-240
  • Jenitha, G., Saravanan, M., Vishnuvardhan, S., Raghava, G. and Naresh Babu, V., “Evaluation of cyclic hardening parameters for Type 304LN stainless steel”, Journal of Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 592-594, July 2014, pp. 1200-120
  • Vishnuvardhan, S., Raghava, G., Gandhi, P., Saravanan, M., Sumit Goyal, Punit Arora, Suneel K. Gupta and Vivek Bhasin, “Ratcheting failure of pressurised straight pipes and elbows under reversed bending”, International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, Vols. 105-106, 2013, pp. 79-89; Impact Factor: 1.28
  • Gandhi P., Saravanan M., Vishnuvardhan S., Pukazhendhi DM., Raghava G., Sahu M. K., Chattopadhyay J., Dutta B. K. and Vaze K. K., “Experimental fracture studies on carbon steel elbows with and without internal pressure”, International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, Vols. 111-112, 2013, pp. 262-268; Impact Factor: 1.28
  • Saravanan, M., Gandhi, P., Raghava, G., Vishnuvardhan, S., Pukazhendhi, DM., Khan, I. A., Vivek Bhasin, and Vaze, K. K., “Studies on the effect of compliance on fracture behaviour of carbon steel pipes with circumferential through-wall crack”, International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, Vol. 89, January 2012, pp. 67-74; Impact Factor: 1.28
  • Vishnuvardhan, S., Raghava, G., Gandhi, P., Saravanan, M., Pukazhendhi, D.M., Sumit Goyal, Suneel K. Gupta, Vivek Bhasin and Vaze, K.K., “Ratcheting studies on Type 304LN stainless steel elbows subjected to combined internal pressure and in-plane bending”, ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, Vol. 134, August 2012, pp. 041203/1-10; Impact Factor: 0.499
  • Khan, I.A., Ahuja, P., Satpute, S., Khan, M.A., Bhasin, V., Vaze, K.K., Ghosh, A.K., Saravanan, M., Vishnuvardhan, S., Pukazhendhi, DM., Gandhi, P., and Raghava, G., “Fracture investigations on piping system having large through-wall circumferential crack”, International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, Vol. 88, Nos. 5-7, May-July 2011, pp. 223-230; Impact Factor: 1.283
  • Vishnuvardhan, S., Raghava, G., Gandhi, P., Saravanan, M., and Pukazhendhi, DM., “Studies on fatigue life evaluation of structural connections of IS 2062 steel”, Civil Engineering Division, Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India), Vol. 92, August 2011, pp. 49-56
Awards & Honours
  • Best Paper Award for the technical papers titled “Evaluation of cyclic hardening variables for Type 304LN stainless steel”, presented in the conferences held in India.
  • Suchit Kumar Ghosh Memorial Prize for the technical paper titled “Studies on fatigue life evaluation of structural connections of IS 2062 steel” published in the Civil Engineering Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India) [IE(I)], instituted by the IEI.
  • Letter of Appreciation for the contribution towards CSIR – Structural Engineering Research Centre being awarded the “Corrosion Awareness Award” in the category of “Excellent Laboratory Award” by NACE International Gateway India Section for the year 2014.
  • Dr M. Ramaiah Prize for the technical paper titled “Ratcheting failure of pressurised straight pipes and elbows under reversed bending” published in the International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping as the best technical paper published by the Scientists of CSIR-SERC during the year 2013-2014.
  • Certificate of Merit for the technical paper titled “Fracture studies on carbon steel elbows having part-through notch with and without internal pressure” published in the International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping as the best technical paper published by the Scientists of CSIR-SERC during the year 2015-2016