Dr Ramachandra Murthy A

Contact Details

Dr Ramachandra Murthy A
Principal Scientist
CSIR-SERC
Taramani, Chennai – 600 113
E-mail: murthyarc(at)serc(dot)res(dot)in
Phone:91 44 22549209
Academic Background
  • Ph D (Structural Engg.), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
  • M.E. (Structural Engineering), NIT Allahabad
  • B.E. (Civil Engineering),  SV University, Tirupati
Professional Background
  • Principal Scientist, Head Computational Structural Mechanics Group, CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre , Chennai
  • Faculty AcSIR

                                                                 

Areas of Scientific Interest
  • Computational Structural Mechanics
  • Structural  dynamics, Masonry
  • Finite element analysis
  • Bio- concrete, Reinforced cement concrete
  • Advanced Cementitious  materials
Awards & Honours
  • Gold Medal for I Rank in M.E., NIT Allahabad
  • Best Ph D thesis award by ICI (TNCC) – Ultra Tech in Tamilnadu, 2012
  • Raman Research fellowship at Cardiff University, UK , Oct. 2012- Feb. 2013
  • An International collaborative project between CSIR-SERC, IIT Madras, Chennai and Cardiff University, UK as Principal investigator (Aug. 2014 – Nov. 2016)
  • 9 best paper awards in various conferences

Recognitions

  • Editorial board member for Advances in Concrete Construction (ACC), An International Journal, April 2013, Techno Press, US
  • A member of the International Advisory Committee for “The 2014 Int’l Conference on Advances in Concrete Construction (ICAC14)” 24-29 August 2014 at BEXCO (Busan Exhibition & Convention Center) in Busan, Korea.
  • Alternate member in Masonry code – CED 6/P:7 (BIS)
  • Faculty of Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR)
  • Ph D thesis examiner, for Research Scholar of VIT University, Vellore, Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, JNTU Kakinada
  • Board of studies member for Bharath University, Chennai and Vigyan University, Guntur, A.P., QIS College, Ongole, VIT, Vellore
  • Recognized supervisor for Ph D/MS for Anna University, Bharath University, Chennai, Nagarjuna University, Guntur
  • Doctoral Committee member for Research Scholars of Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, Bharath University, Anna University, vels university, Chennai
  • Interview Committee member for the selection of Ph D candidates for Bharath University, Chennai
  • Interview Committee member for the selection of faculties for QIS College of Engineering and Technology, Ongole, A.P.

Membership Pofessional bodies

  • Life member in Indian society of Technical Education
  • Life member of Indian Concrete Institute

 Foreign exposure  

  • Visited Nagasaki, Japan to present two papers during  September 2010
  • Visited Cardiff University under Raman Research  Fellowship, Cardiff,  UK, 2012, 2015, 2016
Publications
  1. SivaramaSarma, H.G. Sreenath, N. G. Bhagavan, A. Rama Chandra Murthy and V. Vimalanandam, ‘Experimental Studies on In-Plane Ductility of Confined Masonry Panels’, ACI Structural Journal, Vol. 100(3), 2003, pp.330-336.
  2. Rama Chandra Murthy, G.S. Palani and Nagesh R. Iyer, ‘An Improved Wheeler Residual Stress Model for Remaining Life Assessment of Cracked Plate Panels’, Int. Jl. Cmc-Computers, Materials and Continua, Vol. 1(4), 2004, pp.289-300.
  3. A. Rama Chandra Murthy, G.S. Palani and Nagesh R. Iyer, ‘State-of-art review on fatigue crack growth analysis under variable amplitude loading’, Institution of Engineers (Civil Engg. Division), Vol. 85, 2004, pp.118-129.
  4. A. Rama Chandra Murthy, G.S. Palani, Nagesh R. Iyer and TVSR AppaRao, ‘An efficient modeling strategy and fracture analysis of tubular joints’ Institution of Engineers (India), (Civil Engg. Division), Vol. 85, 2004, 17-25.
  5. Rama Chandra Murthy, G.S. Palani and Nagesh R. Iyer, ‘An Improved Wheeler Model for Remaining Life Prediction of Cracked Plate Panels under Tensile-Compressive Overloading’, Int. Jl. Structural Integrity and Durability, Vol. 1(3), 2005, pp. 203-214.
  6. Rama Chandra Murthy, G.S. Palani and Nagesh R. Iyer, ‘Fracture Mechanics based Analytical Prediction of Remaining Life of Tubular T- And Y-Joints’, Int. Jl. Maritime Environment, Vol. 219(1), 2005, pp. 1-10.
  7. Rama Chandra Murthy, G.S. Palani and Nagesh R. Iyer, ‘Remaining Life Prediction of Stiffened Panels under Constant and Variable Amplitude Loading’, Int. Jl. Fatigue, Vol. 29, 2007, pp.1125-1139.
  8. Rama Chandra Murthy, G.S. Palani and Nagesh R. Iyer, ’Evaluation of Concrete Penetration Depth under Impact loading employing empirical formulae’, Structural Durability and Health Monitoring (SDHM), Vol. 4 (4), 2008, pp. 221-230.
  9. Rama Chandra Murthy, G.S. Palani, Nagesh R. Iyer, Smitha Gopinath, ’A Methodology for Remaining Life Prediction of Concrete Structural Components Accounting for Tension Softening effect’, Computers and Concrete, Vol. 5(3), 2008, pp. 261-277.
  10. Lakshmanan, S. Saibabu, A. Rama Chandra Murthy, S. ChitraGanapathi, R. Jayaraman and R. Senthil, ’An experimental investigation on performance of externally prestressed concrete end blocks’, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 35(4), 2008, pp. 300-307.
  11. Rama Chandra Murthy, G.S. Palani and Nagesh R. Iyer, ‘Residual Strength Evaluation of Unstiffened and Stiffened Panels under Fatigue Loading’, Structural Durability and Health Monitoring (SDHM) , Vol. 5(3), 2009, pp. 201-226.
  12. Rama Chandra Murthy, S. ChitraGanapathi, S. Saibabu, N. Lakshmanan, R. Jayaraman and R. Senthil, ‘Numerical Simulation of an External Prestressing Technique for Prestressed Concrete end block’, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Vol. 33(5), 2009, pp. 605-619.
  13. A, Rama Chandra Murthy,S. Palani and Nagesh R. Iyer, ‘Remaining Life Prediction of Concrete Structural Components Accounting for Tension Softening and Size Effects under Fatigue Loading’, Structural Engineering & Mechanics, Vol. 32(3), 2009, pp. 459-475.
  14. Rama Chandra Murthy, G.S. Palani and Nagesh R. Iyer, ‘State-Of-The-Art Review on Fracture Analysis of Concrete Structural Components’, Sadhana, Vol. 34(2), 2009, pp. 345-367.
  15. Saibabu, N. Lakshmanan, A. Rama Chandra Murthy, S. ChitraGanapathi, R. Jayaraman and R. Senthil, ‘External Prestressing Technique for Strengthening of Prestressed Concrete Structural Components’, ASCE-Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, Vol. 14(2), 2009, pp. 90-98.
  16. Lakshmanan, S. Saibabu, A. Rama Chandra Murthy, S. ChitraGanapathi, R. Jayaraman and R. Senthil, ‘Experimental, Numerical and Analytical Studies an a Novel External Prestressing Technique for Concrete Structural Components’ Computers and Concrete, Vol. 6(1), 2009, pp. 41-57.
  17. Lakshmanan, S. Saibabu, A. Rama Chandra Murthy, S. ChitraGanapathi, R. Jayaraman and R. Senthil, ‘Application of expandable anchor bolts for external prestressing of concrete end block’, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 35(6) 2009, pp.429-436.
  18. Rama Chandra Murthy, G.S. Palani and Nagesh R. Iyer, ‘Residual Strength Evaluation of Unstiffened and Stiffened Panels under Fatigue Loading’, Structural Durability and Health Monitoring (SDHM) , Vol. 5(3), 2009, pp. 201-226.
  19. Rama Chandra Murthy, G.S. Palani, Nagesh R. Iyer, B.K. Raghu Prasad, M. SrinivasaPavan and SmithaGopinath, ‘Fracture Analysis of Concrete Structural Components accounting for Tension Softening Effect’, Computers Materials and Continua (Cmc), 19(2), 2010, pp.135-154.
  20. A, Rama Chandra Murthy,S. Palani and Nagesh R. Iyer, ‘Impact analysis of concrete structural components – an overview’, Defence Science Journal, vol. 60(3), 2010, pp.307-319.
  21. Rama Chandra Murthy, SmithaGopinath, AsishShrivastav, G.S. Palani and Nagesh R. Iyer, ‘Fracture mechanics based model for fatigue remaining life prediction of RC beams considering corrosion effects’, Computers, Materials and Continua (CMC), Vol. 25, (1), (2011), pp. 1-17.
  22. Rama Chandra Murthy, G.S. Palani and Nagesh R. Iyer, ‘Fracture Analysis and Fatigue Remaining Life Prediction of Concrete Structural Components accounting for Tension Softening and Size effects’, Key Engineering Materials, Trans Tech Publications, Vol. 452-453, 2011, Pp. 649-652.
  23. Rama Chandra Murthy, G.S. Palani and Nagesh R. Iyer, ’Object Oriented Paradigm for Damage Tolerant Evaluation of Engineering Structures’, Advances in Engineering Software, Vol. 42(1-2), 2011, pp. 12-24.
  24. Rama Chandra Murthy, G.S. Palani and Nagesh R. Iyer, ‘Damage Tolerance Evaluation of Cracked Tubular Joints Subjected to Fatigue Loading’, Int. J. Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 452-453, 2011, Pp. 653-656.
  25. Ramachandra Murthy, Nagesh R. Iyer, B.K. Raghu Prasad, ‘Fracture Analysis of High Strength and Ultra High Strength concrete beams by using Finite Element Method’, Cmc: Computers, Materials & Continua, (Doi:10.3970/Cmc.2012.030.177, Impact Factor: 0.972), Vol. 30(2), 2012, pp. 177-194.
  26. Ramachandra Murthy, G.S. Palani, Nagesh R. Iyer, SmithaGopinath, V. Ramesh Kumar, ‘Impact Failure Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Structural Components by using Finite Element Method’,CMES: Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences’, Vol. 86, (5), pp. 409-434, 2012, , (IF = 1.123).
  27. Rama Chandra Murthy, S. ChitraGanapathi, N. Lakshmanan, Nagesh R. Iyer and N.G. Bhagavan, ‘Experimental and Numerical investigation on In-Plane behaviour of Hollow Concrete Block Panels’, Computers and Concrete,Vol. 10(1-18), 2012, (IF=1.015),
  28. Ramachandra Murthy, Nagesh R. Iyer, B.K. Raghu Prasad, ‘Evaluation Of Fracture Parameters by Double-G, Double-K Models and Crack Extension Resistance for High Strength and Ultra High Strength Concrete Beams’,CMC: Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol. 31(3), 2012, pp. 229-252, (IF= 0.972),
  29. Rama Chandra Murthy, G.S. Palani and Nagesh R. Iyer, ’Damage Tolerant Evaluation of Cracked Stiffened Panels under fatigue loading’, Sadhana, Vol. 37(I), 2012, pp. 171-186.
  30. Rama Chandra Murthy, G.S. Palani and Nagesh R. Iyer, ‘Residual Strength Evaluation of concrete structural components under fatigue loading, Sadhana, Vol. 37(I), 2012, pp.133-147.
  31. Ramachandra Murthy, G.S. Palani, SmithaGopinath, V. Ramesh Kumar1 and Nagesh R. Iyer1, ‘An Improved Concrete Damage Model for Impact Analysis of Concrete Structural Components by using Finite Element Method’, CMC: Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol. 37(2), 2013, pp. 77-96, (IF = 0.724).
  32. Ramachandra Murthy, B.L. Karihaloo, Nagesh R. Iyer, B.K. Raghu Prasad, ‘Determination of size -independent specific fracture energy of concrete mixes by two methods’, Elsevier, Cement and concrete research, Vol. 50, 2013, pp.19-25 (IF= 3.112).
  33. Ramachandra Murthy, G.S. Palani, and Nagesh R. Iyer, ‘A Simple Analytical Model For Evaluation Of Penetration Depth And Resistant Strength Of Concrete Targets’, International Journal Of Structural Stability And Dynamics, Vol. 13(3), 2013, pp.1-17, (IF= 0.675).
  34. Ramachandra Murthy, B.K. Raghu Prasad, and Nagesh R. Iyer, ‘Estimation of Fracture Properties for High Strength and Ultra High Strength Concrete Beams and Size Effect’, International Journal of Damage Mechanics, vol. 22(8), 2013, pp.1109-1126, (IF= 1.747).
  35. Ramachandra Murthy, B.L. Karihaloo, Nagesh R. Iyer, B.K. Raghu Prasad, ‘Bilinear tension diagrams of concrete mixes corresponding to their size-independent specific fracture energy’, Construction and Building Materials, vol. 47, 2013, pp.1160-1166, (IF = 2.293).
  36. Ramachandra Murthy, Nagesh R. Iyer, B.K. Raghu Prasad, ‘Fatigue Crack Growth Study and Remaining Life Assessment of High Strength and Ultra High Strength Concrete Beams’, Cmes: Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol. 89(6), 2013, pp. 459-480, (IF = 1.123).
  37. Ramachandra Murthy, Nagesh R. Iyer, B.K. Raghu Prasad, ‘Evaluation Of Mechanical Properties For High Strength And Ultra High Strength Concrete’, Advances in Concrete Construction, An International Journal, Vol. 1(4), 2013, pp.341-358.
  38. Ramachandra Murthy, V. Ramesh Kumar, SmithaGopinath, PrabhatRanjanPrem, Nagesh R. Iyer And  ReshmiBalakrishnan, Structural Performance of Precast and Cast-In-Situ Ultra High Strength Concrete Sandwich Panel, Intl jnl: Computers, Materials, & Continua, vol.44, no.1, pp.59-72, 2014 (IF=1.043).
  39. Ramachandra Murthy, Rakhi Sara Mathew , G. S. Palani, SmithaGopinath and Nagesh R. Iyer, ‘Fracture analysis and remaining life prediction of aluminium alloy 2014a plate panels with concentric stiffeners under fatigue loading’, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Vol. 53, (4), 2015, pp.681-702, (IF = 0.803).
  40. Ramachandra Murthy, P. Ganesh, S. Sundar Kumar, Nagesh R. Iyer, ‘Fracture energy and tension softening relation for nano-modified concrete’, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Vol. 54, (6), 2015, pp.1201-1216, (IF = 0.8).
  41. Ramachandra Murthy, Nagesh R. Iyer, & B. R. Prasad, ‘Characterization and Evaluation of Micro-mechanical Properties of Ultra High Strength Concrete by using Micro-indentation Test’, Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series A, vol. 97(3), 2016. pp. 231-238.

 

Patents/Copyrights

Patent        

Patent filed for “Method and apparatus for producing textile/fabric reinforced composite sheets and products”
Smitha Gopinath, A.Ramachandra Murthy, Nagesh R.Iyer
Patent filing number:   2751DEL2014.

Copyright

LIFE++  – Remaining Life Prediction Software
A. Ramachandra Murthy, GS Palani and Nagesh R.Iyer