Dr Rama Mohan Rao A

Contact Details

Dr Rama Mohan Rao A
Chief Scientist
CSIR-SERC
Taramani, Chennai – 600 113
E-mail:arm(at)serc(dot)res(dot)in
Phone:91 44 22549184
Academic Background
  • PhD (Engineering), Indian Institute of Science ; Bangalore
  • M.Tech( Structural Engineering); Osmania college of Engineering, Hyderabad
  • B.Tech(Civil), S.V.U college of Engineering, Tirupati
Professional Background
  • R&D Scientist in CSIR-SERC since 01-02-1989 & Currently Chief scientist since 01-01-2011.
  • Professor in Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research ( AcSIR), CSIR
  • Founder Coordinator of AcSIR, CSIR-SERC from Jan 2008 to Jan 2017.
  • AEE in the Office of the Chief Engineer ( R&B), Hyderabad From 01-04-1980 to 31-01-1989
Areas of Scientific Interest
  • Structural health monitoring
  • linear /nonlinear Structural system identification
  • combinatorial optimization, soft computing techniques
  • High performance computing
Awards & Honours
  • Awarded “Certificate of Appreciation for the 1999 CSIR Technology Prize for Engineering Technology for the scientific contributions in the development of advanced computational methodologies, modelling techniques and software for analysis and design of complex structures.
  • Awarded ”Excellence in high performance cluster computing” by Sun Micro systems during Feb, 2004
  • Awarded UNDP fellowship to Visit University of California, Berkeley, USA, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA and University college of Wales, Swansea, UK as visiting scientist.
Publications
  1. Jayalakshmi, V., Rama Mohan Rao, A., “Simultaneous identification of damage and input dynamic force on the structure for structural health monitoring”, Structural and multidisciplinary Optimization, 2017, doi:10.1007/s00158-016-1637-5.
  2. Lakshmi, K., Rama Mohan Rao, A., Gopalkrishnan, N., “Structural health monitoring combining singular spectrum analysis and ARMAX model”, Structural Control and Health Monitoring, 2017, doi: 10.1002/stc.1960,
  3. Amar Prakash, Srinivasan, S.M., Rama Mohan Rao, A., “Application of steel fibre reinforced cementitious composites in high velocity impact resistance Materials and Structures”, Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, ASME, 2017, vol. 139, DOI: 10.1115/1.4035705]
  4. Prawin, J., Rama Mohan Rao, A., “Nonlinear identification of MDOF systems using Volterra series approximation”, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 2017, vol. 84, pp.58–77
  5. Lakshmi, K., Rama Mohan Rao, A., “Structural damage detection using ARMAX time series models and cepstral distances”, Sadhana, 2016 , Vol. 41 (9), 1081-1097
  6. Amar Prakash, Srinivasan, S.M., Rama Mohan Rao, A., “Application of steel fibre reinforced cementitious composites in high velocity impact resistance”, Materials and Structures, 2017, vol. 50(6), pp.
  7. Bharathi Priya, C., Gopalakrishnan, N., Rama Mohan Rao, A., “Impedance based structural health monitoring using serially connected piezoelectric sensors”, Journal of Smart Structures and Systems, 2016, vol. 4(1), pp.38–45
  8. Prawin, J., Rama Mohan Rao, A., Lakshmi, K., “Nonlinear parametric identification strategy combining reverse path and hybrid dynamic quantum particle swarm optimization”, Nonlinear Dynamics, 2016, vol. 84 (2), pp.797-815
  9. Prawin, J., Rama Mohan Rao, A., “Development of polynomial Model for Cantilever Beam with Breathing Crack”, Procedia Engineering, 2016, vol. 144, pp.1419-1425
  10. Rama Mohan Rao, A., Lakshmi, K., Krishnakumar, S., “Detection of Delamination in laminated composites with limited measurements combining PCA and Dynamic QPSO”, Advances in Engineering Software, 2015, vol. 86(1), pp.85–106
  11. Prawin, J., Rama Mohan Rao, A., “Time frequency analysis for nonlinear identification of structures”, Journal of Structural Engineering, 2015, vol. 42(1), pp.40-48
  12. Prawin, J., Rama Mohan Rao, A., Lakshmi, K., “Nonlinear identification of structures using ambient vibration data”, Computers and Structure, July 2015, vol. 154, pp.116-134
  13. Rama Mohan Rao, A., Lakshmi, K., “Damage Diagnostic Technique combining POD with time frequency analysis and Dynamic Quantum PSO ”, Meccanica, 2015, vol. 50, pp.1551-1578
  14. Lakshmi, K., Rama Mohan Rao, A., “Optimal Design of Laminate Composite Plates using Dynamic Hybrid Adaptive Harmony Search Algorithm” Journal of Reinforced plastics and composites, 2015, vol. 34(6), pp.493-518
  15. Lakshmi, K., Rama Mohan Rao, A., “Damage identification technique based on time series models for LANL and ASCE benchmark structures”, Insight –Journal of Nondestructive testing, 2015, vol. 57(10), pp.580-588
  16. Rama Mohan Rao, A., Varun Kasireddy, Gopalakrishnan, N., Lakshmi, K., “Sensor Fault detection in Structural Health monitoring using Null Subspace based approach”, Journal of intelligent materials and structures, 2015, vol. 26(2), pp.172–185
  17. Amar Prakash, Srinivasan, S.M., Rama Mohan Rao, A., “Numerical investigation on steel fibre reinforced cementitious composite panels subjected to high velocity impact loading”, Materials & Design, 2015, vol. 83, pp.164–175
  18. Balamonica, K., Rama Mohan Rao, A., Gopalakrishnan, N., “Experimental studies on CSRDM specimen to validate the use of Ritz vectors for the response evaluation of structures subjected to multi-support excitation”, Nuclear Engineering and Design, 2015, vol. 282, pp.54–70
  19. Lakshmi, K., Rama Mohan Rao, A., “A Robust SHM Scheme Combining Time Series Models with Dynamic QPSO Algorithm”, Procedia Engineering, 2014, vol. 86, pp.870-877
  20. Lakshmi, K., Rama Mohan Rao, A., “A robust damage-detection technique with environmental variability combining time-series models with principal components” Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation, 2014, vol. 29(4), pp.357–376
  21. Rama Mohan Rao, A., Lakshmi, K., Krishnakumar, S.,“A Sensor Fault Detection Algorithm for Structural Health Monitoring Using Adaptive Differential Evolution”, Int. Journal for Computational Methods in Engineering Science and Mechanics, 2014, vol. 15, pp.282–293
  22. Bharathi Priya, C., LikhithReddy, A., Gopalakrishnan, N., Rama Mohan Rao, A., “Low frequency and boundary condition effects on impedance based damage identification”, Case Studies in Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation, 2014, vol. 2, pp.9-14
  23. Rama Mohan Rao, A., Lakshmi, K., Krishnakumar, S., “A Sensor Fault Detection Algorithm for Structural Health Monitoring Using Adaptive Differential Evolution”, International Journal for Computational Methods in Engineering Science and Mechanics, 2014, vol. 15, pp.282–293
  24. Rama Mohan Rao, A., K. Lakshmi, K., Krishnakumar, K., “A Generalized Optimal Sensor Placement Technique for Structural Health Monitoring and System Identification”, Procedia Engineering, 2014, vol. 86, pp.529-538
  25. Amar Prakash, Srinivasan, S.M., Rama Mohan Rao, A., “High Velocity impact behaviour of layered steel fiber Reinforced Cementitious Composite (SFRCC) Panels“ Computers modeling and Continua, 2014, vol.42(1), pp.75-102
  26. Rama Mohan Rao, A., Lakshmi, K., Karthik Ganeshan, “Structural System Identification Using Quantum behaved Particle Swarm Optimisation Algorithm”, Structural Durability and Health Monitoring, 2013, vol. 9(2), pp.99-128
  27. Lakshmi, K., Rama Mohan Rao, A., “Optimal design of laminate composite isogrid with dynamically reconfigurable quantum PSO”, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, November 2013, vol. 48(5), pp.1001-1021
  28. Lakshmi, K., Rama Mohan Rao, A., “Hybrid Shuffled Frog Leaping Optimisation algorithm for multi-objective optimal design of laminate composites”, Computers & Structures, 2013, vol. 125, pp.200–216
  29. Likhith Reddy, A., Shirleen, C., Bharathi Priya, C., Rama Rao, GV., Gopalakrishnan, N., Rama Mohan Rao, A., “Damage Detection of Cyclically Loaded Concrete Shear Wall using EMI Technique”, SDHM: Structural Durability & Health Monitoring, 2013, 9, No. 4, pp. 325-347
  30. Lakshmi, K., Rama Mohan Rao, A., “Multi-objective optimal design of laminated composite skirt using hybrid NSGA”, Meccanica, 2013, vol. 48, pp.1431–1450
  31. Lakshmi, K., Rama Mohan Rao, A., “Multi-Objective optimal Design of laminate Composite Shells and stiffened Shells”, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, An International Journal, 2012, vol. 43(12), pp.771-794
  32. Rama Mohan Rao, A., Lakshmi, K., Dhanya Venkatachalam., “Damage diagnostic technique for Structural Health monitoring using POD and self adaptive Differential Evolution algorithm”, Computers and Structures, 2012, vol. 106–107, pp.228-244
  33. Rama Mohan Rao, A., Lakshmi, K., Krishna Kumar, S., “Sensor Fault Detection in Large Sensor Networks using PCA with a Multi-level Search Algorithm”, Structural durability and health monitoring, 2012, vol. 8(3), pp.271-293
  34. Rama Mohan Rao, A., Lakshmi, K., “Optimal design of stiffened laminate composite cylinder using a hybrid SFLA algorithm”, Journal of Composite Materials, 2012, vol. 46(24), pp.3031-3055
  35. Lakshmi, K., Rama Mohan Rao, A., “Comparative performances of three GA based multi-objective algorithms for optimal design of laminate composites”, Journal of Structural Engineering, 2012, vol. 39(1), pp.35-42
  36. Lakshmi, K., Rama Mohan Rao, A., “Multi-Objective optimal Design of laminate Composite Shells and stiffened Shells”, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, An International Journal, 2012, vol. 43(12), pp.771-794
  37. Rama Mohan Rao, A., Lakshmi, K., “Discrete hybrid PSO algorithm for design of laminate composites with multiple objectives”, International journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 2011, vol. 30(20), pp.1703–1727
  38. Rama Mohan Rao, A., Lakshmi, K., “Structural parameter estimation combining domain decomposition techniques with immune algorithm”, Smart Structures and Systems, 2011, vol. 8(4), pp.343-365
  39. Lakshmi, K., Rama Mohan Rao, A., “Comparative performances of three GA based multi-objective algorithms for optimal design of laminate composites”, Journal of Structural Engineering, 2011, vol. 39(1), pp.35-42
  40. Rama Mohan Rao, A., “Parallel Mesh Partitioning Algorithms for Generating Shape Optimised Partitions Using Evolutionary Computing”, Advances in Engineering Software, 2010, vol. 40(2), pp.141–157
  41. Rama Mohan Rao, A., Lakshmi, K., “Optimal Configurations for Stiffened Laminate Composite Cylinder for Buckling Load maximisation”, Journal of Institute of Engineers (Aerospace Engg), November 2010, vol. 91, pp.3-9
  42. Rama Mohan Rao, A., Shyju, P.P., “A new meta-heuristic algorithm for multi-objective optimal design of Hybrid Laminate Composite structures”, International Journal for computer Aided Civil and Infra Structure Engineering, 2010, vol. 25, pp.149-170
  43. Rama Mohan Rao, A., Lakshmi, K., “Multi-Objective Optimal Design of Hybrid Laminate Composite Structures Using Scatter Search”, Journal of Composite Materials, 2009, vol. 43(20), pp.2157-2181
  44. Rama Mohan Rao, A., “Distributed Evolutionary Multi-Objective Mesh Partitioning Algorithm for Parallel Finite Element Computations”, Computers and Structures, 2009, vol. 87, pp.1461-1473
  45. Rama Mohan Rao, A., “Parallel Mesh Partitioning Algorithms for Generating Shape Optimised Partitions Using Evolutionary Computing”, Advances in Engineering Software, 2009, vol. 40(2), pp.141–157
  46. Rama Mohan Rao, A., “Lay-up sequence design of laminate composite plates and cylindrical skirt using Ant Colony Optimisation”, Proc. IMechE (Part G: J. Aerospace Engineering), 2009, vol. 223, pp.1-18
  47. Rama Mohan Rao, A., “A mesh partitioning algorithm for generation of shape optimized submeshes using evolutionary computing”, International Journal for Engineering and information Sciences, Pollack Periodica, 2008, vol. 3(3), pp.91-103
  48. Rama Mohan Rao, A., Ganesh Anandakumar, “Optimal sensor placement techniques for system identification and health monitoring of civil structures”, International journal of smart structures and systems, 2008, vol. 4(4), pp.465-492
  49. Rama Mohan Rao, A., Arvind, N., “Optimal Stacking Sequence Design of Laminate Composite Structures using Tabu embedded simulated annealing”, International journal of Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 2008, vol. 25(2), pp.239-268
  50. Rama Mohan Rao, A., Sivasubramanian, K., “Optimal placement of actuators for active vibration control of seismic excited tall buildings using a multiple start guided neighbourhood search (MSGNS) algorithm”, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 2008, vol. 311(1-2), pp.133-159
  51. Rama Mohan Rao, A., Shyju, P.P., “Development of a hybrid meta-heuristic algorithm for combinatorial optimisation and its application for optimal design of laminated composite cylindrical skirt”, Computers and Structures, 2008, vol. 86, pp.796-815
  52. Rama Mohan Rao, A., Sivasubramanian, K., “Multi-objective optimal design of fuzzy logic controller for active control of seismic excited buildings using an adaptive PSO algorithm”, Computers and Structures, 2008, vol. 86(23-34), pp.2141–2154
  53. Rama Mohan Rao, A., Ganesh Anandakumar “Optimal placement of sensors for structural system identification and health monitoring using an hybrid swarm intelligence technique”, Smart materials and Structures, 2008, vol. 16, pp.2658–2672
  54. Sivasubramanian, K., Rama Mohan Rao, A., Umesha, P.K., “Performance of seismically excited tall buildings with optimal vibration control algorithm”, Journal of structural engineering, 2007, vol. 34(1), pp.70-79
  55. Rama Mohan Rao, A., Arvind, N., “Optimal Stacking Sequence Design of Laminate Composite Structures using Tabu embedded simulated annealing”, International journal of Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 2007, vol. 25(2), pp.239-268
  56. Rama Mohan Rao, A., “Explicit nonlinear dynamic finite element analysis on homogeneous/heterogeneous parallel computing environment”, Advances in Engineering Software, 2006, vol. 37(11), pp.701-720
  57. Rama Mohan Rao, A., Arvind, N., “A scatter search algorithm for stacking sequence optimisation of laminate composites”, Composite structures, 2005, vol. 70(4), pp.383-402
  58. Sivasubramnain, K., Rama Mohan Rao, A., Umesha, P.K., “Control of structural responses of seismically excited buildings using predictive control algorithm”, Advances in vibration Engineering, 2005, vol. 4(4), pp.397-414
  59. Rama Mohan Rao, A., “MPI based parallel finite element approaches for implicit nonlinear dynamic analysis employing sparse PCG solvers”, Advances in Engineering software, 2005, vol. 36, pp.181-198
  60. Rama Mohan Rao, A., Appa Rao, T.V.S.R., Dattaguru, B., “Generating optimized partitions for parallel finite element computations employing float-encoded genetic algorithms”, Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 2004, vol. 5(3), pp.213-234
  61. Rama Mohan Rao, A., Appa Rao, T.V.S.R., Dattaguru, B., “Comparative efficiencies of three parallel algorithms for nonlinear implicit transient dynamic analysis” ,SADHANA, 2004, vol. 29(1), pp.57-81
  62. Rama Mohan Rao, A., Dattaguru, B., Appa Rao, T.V.S.R., “A new parallel overlapped domain decomposition method for nonlinear dynamic finite element analysis”, Computers and Structures, 2003, vol. 81, pp.2441-2454
  63. Rama Mohan Rao, A., Dattaguru, B., Appa Rao, T.V.S.R., “Automatic decomposition of unstructured meshes employing genetic algorithms for parallel FEM computations”, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, an international journal, 2002, vol. 14(6), pp.625-647
  64. Rama Mohan Rao, A., “A parallel mixed time integration algorithm for nonlinear dynamic analysis”, Advances in Engineering Software, 2002, vol. 33(5), pp.262-271
  65. Rama Mohan Rao, A., Dattaguru, B., Appa Rao, T.V.S.R., “An improved Greedy algorithm for automatic partitioning of finite element meshes for parallel processing”, Journal of Aeronautical society of India, 2000, vol. 54(3), pp.280-289
  66. Rama Mohan Rao, A., Loganathan, K., “Implementation and stability analysis of a concurrent algorithm for implicit nonlinear transient dynamic analysis on message passing systems”, Journal of structural engineering, 1996, vol. 23(1), pp.23-32
  67. Rama Mohan Rao, A., Loganathan, K., Raman, N.V., “Nonlinear dynamic analysis on parallel processors”, Computer Aided Civil & Infrastructure Engineering, 1995, vol. 10(6), pp.443-454
  68. Rama Mohan Rao, A., Loganathan, K., Raman, N.V., “A unified concurrent approach for nonlinear static and dynamic analysis on Transputer based message passing systems”, Journal of Structural Engineering, 1994, vol. 21(2), pp.117-127
  69. Rama Mohan Rao, A., Loganathan, K., Raman, N.V., “Parallel processing techniques for finite element analysis”, International Journal for Information Science and Technology, 1994, vol. 3(4), pp.341-349
  70. Rama Mohan Rao, A., Loganathan, K., Raman, N.V., “Multi-frontal based approach for concurrent finite element analysis”, Computers and Structures, 1994, vol. 52(4), pp.841-846
  71. Rama Mohan Rao, A., Loganathan, K., Raman, N.V., “CONFESS: An architecture independent concurrent finite element package”, Computers & Structures, 1993, vol. 47(2), pp.343-348
  72. Rama Mohan Rao, A., Loganathan, K., Raman, N.V., “Studies on two concurrent solvers for finite element analysis”, Advances in Engineering software, 1993, vol. 18, pp.161-166
  73. Rama Mohan Rao, A., Loganathan, K., “Parallel processing: its impact in civil engineering computations”, Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India), Computer Engineering Division, September 1991, vol. 72(1)
  74. Rama Mohan Rao, A., Umesha, P.K., Loganathan, K., Raman, N.V., “Parallel processing in structural analysis: a state- of-the-art”, Journal of Structural Engg, 1990, vol. 17(1), pp.19-28
  75. Rama Mohan Rao, A., Shantaram, D., “Nonlinear finite element analysis by dynamic relaxation”, International Journal of Structures, 1990, vol. 10(1), pp.37-53