Dr Ing. Saptarshi Sasmal

Contact Details

Dr Ing. Saptarshi Sasmal
Principal Scientist
CSIR-SERC
Taramani, Chennai – 600 113
E-mail: saptarshi(at)serc(dot)res(dot)in
Phone:91 44 22549210

Academic Background
  • Ph. D in Civil Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Germany, 2009 (Thesis title: Performance evaluation and strengthening of deficient beam-column sub-assemblages under cyclic loading) with Outstanding Grade
  • M.E. in Civil Engineering (First Class), Jadavpur University, West Bengal,
  • B. Tech in Civil Engineering (First Class with Honours), Jadavpur University, West Bengal
Professional Background

Principal Scientist and Head, Nano-Infra Engineering, CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai, 23rd November 2012 – Till date

Areas of Scientific Interest
  • Computation mechanics and multi-scale modelling of heterogeneous materials
  • Wave propagation techniques for microstructural evaluation
  • Integrity assessment and structural health monitoring (SHM)
  • Development of innovative cementitious composites (electrical conductive, high strength-high ductility, strain hardeneing capabilities, etc. )
Awards & Honours
  • Received Gold Medal in Master of Engineering Level for securing topmost position among all successful candidates from Department of Civil Engineering, Jadavpur University , Kolkata, in 2000
  • Received Certificate of Merit from Structural Engineering Research Centre (CSIR-SERC) for the paper among those published by Scientists of CSIR-SERC in 2003-2004
  • George Oomen Memorial prize from Institutions of Engineers (India) for the Best paper in Civil Engineering published in 2005-2006
  • Awarded DAAD Fellowship for PhD studies in University of Stuttgart, Germany, by Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD), Bonn, Germany, in 2006
  • Best technical paper award from ING-IABSE (Indian national group of International Association for Bridge & Structural Engineering) in 2006, 2007
  • M. Ramaiah prize for the best technical paper entitled “Transfer matrix method for construction phase analysis of incrementally launched prestressed concrete bridges”, published in Engineering Structures, 2006
  • Paper entitled “Fuzzy Logic Based Condition Rating of Existing Reinforced Concrete Bridges” was nominated for Outstanding Paper Award of Performance of Constructed Facilities, ASCE, 2007
  • Awarded the doctoral degree from Universitaet Stuttgart, Germany in 2009 with the Grade “Mit Auszeichnung” (Outstanding) which is the best possible grade in German academic system
  • Awarded the CSIR Young Scientist Award for the year 2010 in Engineering Sciences for significant contributions to condition assessment and strengthening of structures (first time from the structural engineering fraternity)
  • Awarded the L & T Dr A Ramakrishna Young Engineer Award – 2011 by Institution of Engineers (India), AP, for outstanding contribution in Structural Engineering
  • Received Certificate of Merit from Structural Engineering Research Centre for the paper among those published by Scientists of CSIR-SERC in 2010-2011
  • Received the prestigious Outstanding Young Concrete Engineer – 2012 by Indian Concrete Institute (ICI), Tamil Nadu Chennai Centre and UltraTech Cement during Concrete Day Celebration on 6th September, 2012.
  • Selected for Young Scientist Award – 2013 by Indian Concrete Institute (ICI)
  • Awarded the P.NICOLAIDES PRIZE by Institution of Engineers (India) for the research paper in the event of 28th Indian Engineering Congress in December 20, 2013.
  • Awarded the Jai Krishna PRIZE by Institution of Engineers (India) for the research paper in the event of 28th Indian Engineering Congress in December 20, 2013.
  • M. Ramaiah prize for the best technical paper entitled “Analytical and experimental investigations on seismic performance of exterior beam-column subassemblages of existing RC framed building”, published in Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 2014
  • Received Certificate of Merit from Structural Engineering Research Centre (CSIR-SERC) for the paper entitled “A multi-scale approach for evaluating the mechanical characteristics of carbon nanotubes incorporated cementitious composites” in 2014
  • Received Certificate of Merit from Structural Engineering Research Centre (CSIR-SERC) for the paper entitled “Performance evaluation of stone masonry arch bridges under increased axle load” in 2015
  • Received Certificate of Merit from Structural Engineering Research Centre (CSIR-SERC) for the paper entitled “Numerical evaluation of bond-slip relations for Near-Surface Mounted Carbon Fiber bars embedded in Concrete” in 2016
Publications

SCI Journals

  1. Saptarshi Sasmal, K.Ramanjaneyulu, V.Srinivas, S.Gopalakrishnan, “Simplified computational methodology for analysis and studies on behaviour of incrementally launched continuous bridges”, International Journal of Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Vol. 17, No. 2, February, 2004, pp 245-266.
  2. Saptarshi Sasmal, K.Ramanjaneyulu, S.Gopalakrishnan and N. Lakshmanan, Fuzzy logic based condition rating of existing reinforced concrete bridges”, Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities- ASCE, Vol 20, No. 3, 2006, pp 261-273.
  3. Saptarshi Sasmal and K.Ramanjaneyulu,Transfer matrix method for construction phase analysis of incrementally launched prestressed concrete bridges”, International journal of  Engineering Structures,  Vol 28, No. 13, 2006, pp 1897-1910.
  4. Saptarshi Sasmal, K.Ramanjaneyulu and N. Lakshmanan, Condition assessment of existing reinforced concrete bridges through priority ranking”, International Journal of “Structure & Infrastructure Engineering Maintenance, Management, Life-Cycle Design & Performance”,  Vol 3, No. 1, 2007, pp 75-89.
  5. Saptarshi Sasmal and K. Ramanjaneyulu, “Condition evaluation of existing reinforced concrete bridges using fuzzy based analytic hierarchy approach”, International journal of Expert Systems with Applications , Vol 35, No. 3, October 2008, pp 1430-1443.
  6. Balthasar Nova’k, Saptarshi Sasmal, Constanze Roehm, Thomas Schnabel and Reinhard Becker, „Zum Nachträglichen Kürzen und Verankern von Glatten Spanngliedern im Verbund“ (Investigations on the cutting and anchoring of existing prestressed concrete beams post-tensioned with smooth bars), International Journal of Beton und Stahlbetonbau, Wiley InterScience publication, Vol. 103, No. 8, 2008, pp. 522-529 (in German)
  7. Saptarshi Sasmal, Balthasar Novák and K. Ramanjaneyulu, “Numerical analysis of under-designed reinforced concrete beam-column sub-assemblages under cyclic loading”, Computers & Concrete, An International Journal, Vol 7, No. 3, 2010, pp 203-220.
  8. Saptarshi Sasmal, Ramanjaneyulu, Balthasar Novák, V. Srinivas, K. Saravana Kumar, Christian Korkowski, Constanze Roehm, N. Lakshmanan, and Nagesh R. Iyer, “Seismic retrofitting of non-Ductile beam-column sub-assemblage using FRP wrapping and steel plate jacketing”, Construction and Bldg Material, An International Journal, Vol 25, No. 1, 2011, pp 175-182.
  9. Saptarshi Sasmal, Balthasar Novák and K. Ramanjaneyulu, “Numerical analysis of fiber composite-steel plate upgraded beam-column sub-assemblages under cyclic loading”, Journal of Composite Structures, 93, No.2, 2011, pp 599-610.
  10. Saptarshi Sasmal, Balthasar Novák, K. Ramanjaneyulu, V. Srinivas, Constanze Roehm, N. Lakshmanan, and Nagesh R. Iyer, “Upgradation of gravity load designed sub-assemblage subjected to seismic type loading”, Journal of Composite Structures, 93, No.6, 2011, 1561-1573.  
  11. Saptarshi Sasmal, Lakshmanan, K. Ramanjaneyulu, Nagesh R. Iyer, Balthasar Novák, V. Srinivas, K. Saravana Kumar, Constanze Roehm, “Development of upgradation schemes for gravity load designed beam-column sub-assemblage under cyclic loading”, Construction and Bldg Material, An International Journal , Vol 25, No. 8, 2011, pp 3625–3638.
  12. Madhav Bhagwat, Saptarshi Sasmal, Balthasar Novák and A. Upadhyay, “Investigations on dynamic response of cable stayed bridges”, Earthquakes and Structures, An International Journal , Vol 2, No. 4, 2011, pp 337-356.
  13. Saptarshi Sasmal and K. Ramanjaneyulu (2012), “Evaluation of strength hierarchy of beam-column joints of existing rc structures under seismic type loading”, J. Earthquake Engg (Taylor and Francis), 16., No. 6, August 2012, 897-915.
  14. Constanze Roehm, Balthasar Novák, Saptarshi Sasmal, Ramanjaneyulu K. And Voggu Srinivas, “Behaviour of fibre reinforced beam-column sub-assemblages under reversed cyclic loading”, Construction and Building Materials, Vol.36, November 2012, 319-329.
  15. Saibau, V. Srinivas, Saptarshi Sasmal, N. Lakshmanan and Nagesh R. Iyer, “Performance evaluation of dry and epoxy jointed segmental prestressed box girders under monotonic and cyclic loading”, International Journal of Construction and Building Materials, Vol.38, January 2013, 931-940.
  16. Saptarshi Sasmal, Ramanjaneyulu, Balthasar Novák, V. Srinivas, Constanze Roehm, N. Lakshmanan and Nagesh R. Iyer, Seismic retrofitting of damaged exterior beam-column joints using FRP composite-steel plate combined technique”, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Vol. 9., No.2, February 2013, 116-129. 
  17. Saptarshi Sasmal, Chandra Prakash Khatri, K. Ramanjaneyulu and V. Srinivas, “Numerical evaluation of bond-slip relations for Near-Surface Mounted Carbon Fiber bars embedded in concrete”, International Journal of Construction and Building Materials, Vol.40, March 2013, 1097-1109.
  18. Ramanjaneyulu, Balthasar Novák, Saptarshi Sasmal, Constanze Roehm, N. Lakshmanan, and Nagesh R. Iyer, “Seismic performance evaluation of exterior beam-column sub-assemblages designed according to different codal recommendations”, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering,  Vol. 9., No.8, August 2013, 817-833. 
  19. Srinivas, Saptarshi Sasmal, K. Ramanjaneyulu and Nagesh R. Iyer, “Health assessment of a plate-girder railway bridge under enhanced axle loads”, J Bridge Engineering ASCE , Vol. 18, No. 10, 2013, 969–979.
  20. Srinivas, Saptarshi Sasmal, K. Ramanjaneyulu and K. Ravisankar, “Performance evaluation of stone masonry arch railway bridge under increased axle loads”, J Performance of Constructed Facilities ASCE, Vol. 28, No. 2, 2014, 363–375.
  21. Saptarshi Sasmal, Ramanjaneyulu, Balthasar Novák, and N. Lakshmanan, “Analytical and experimental investigations on seismic performance of exterior beam-column sub-assemblages of existing RC framed building”, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 42, 2013, 1785-1805.
  22. Constanze Röhm, Balthasar Novák, Ramanjaneyulu Karusala, Saptarshi Sasmal, Zum Tragverhalten von Rahmenknoten mit Stahlfaserbeton unter seismischer Belastung (Behaviour of FRC beam column joints under seismic loading), Beton- und Stahlbetonbau, Vol. 108, No. 5, May 2013, 303-314.
  23. Srinivas, Saptarshi Sasmal, K. Ramanjaneyulu and C. Antony Jeyasehar, “Influence of test conditions on modal characteristics of reinforced concrete structures under different damage scenarios”, Archives of Civil and Mechanical Engineering Vol. 13, No. 4, 2013, 491-505.
  24. Banjara, N. K. and Saptarshi Sasmal, “Remaining fatigue life of steel railway bridges under enhanced axle loads”, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering (Taylor and Francis), Vol. 10, No. 2, February 2014, 213-224.
  25. Srinivas, Saptarshi Sasmal and K. Ramanjaneyulu, “Damage sensitive features from nonlinear vibration response of reinforced concrete structures”, International Journal of Structural Health Monitoring, Vol. 13, No. 3, 2014, 233-250.
  26. Sindu B. S., Saptarshi Sasmal and Smitha Gopinath, “A multi-scale approach for evaluating engineering properties of carbon nanotube incorporated cementitious composites”, International Journal of Construction and Building Materials Vol. 50, 2014, 317–327.
  27. Saptarshi Sasmal, Chandra Prakash Khatri and K. Ramanjaneyulu, “Numerical simulation of performance of near surface mounted FRP upgraded beam-column sub-assemblages under cyclic loading”, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering (Taylor and Francis), Volume 11, No 8, 2015, Pages 1012-1017
  28. Sindu B. S. and Saptarshi Sasmal, “Evaluation of mechanical characteristics of nano modified epoxy based polymers using Molecular Dynamics”, Journal of Computational Materials Science, Volume 96, Part A, January 2015, Pages 146-158
  29. Hemalatha, T., Gunavathi, Bhuvaneshwari, B., Saptarshi Sasmal and Nagesh R. Iyer. “Characterization of micro- and nano- modified cementitious system using micro analytical technique.” Cement and Concrete Composites, Volume 58, April 2015, Pages 114-128
  30. Constanze Roehm, Saptarshi Sasmal, Balthasar Novák, Ramanjaneyulu K., “Numerical simulation for seismic performance evaluation of fibre reinforced concrete beam column sub-assemblages”, International Journal of Engineering Structures, Vol 91, May, 2015, Pages 182–196
  31. Banjara, N. K., Ramanjaneyou K., Saptarshi Sasmal and Srinivas, V., “Flexural fatigue performance of plain and fibre reinforced concrete“, Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals (Springer), Volume 69, No 2, March 2016, Pages 373-377.
  32. Maheswaran, S. Kalaiselvam, G. S. Palani and Saptarshi Sasmal, “Investigations on the early hydration properties of synthesized b-belites blended cement pastes“, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (Springer), 125(1), July 2016, Pages 53-64
  33. Hemalatha, Maitri Mapa, Neenu George, Saptarshi Sasmal, “Physico- chemical and mechanical characterization of high volume fly ash incorporated and engineered cement system towards developing greener cement”, Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 125, 1 July 2016, Pages 268–281.
  34. Saptarshi Sasmal and Dikshita Nath, “Evaluation of performance of non-invasive upgradation strategy for beam-column sub-assemblages of poorly designed structures under seismic type loading“, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Volume 45, Issue 11, September 2016, Pages 1817–1835.
  35. Saptarshi Sasmal and G. Avinash, Investigations on mechanical performance of cementitious composites micro-engineered with Poly Vinyl Alcohol fibers, Construction & Building Materials, Volume 128, 15 December 2016, Pages 136–147.
  36. Saptarshi Sasmal, N. Ravivarman and B.S. Sindu, “Synthesis, characterisation and performance of piezo resistive cementitious nanocomposites”, Cement and Concrete Composites, Volume 75, January 2017, Pages 10–21.

 

Reputed non-SCI  Journals (selected)

  1.  Saptarshi Sasmal and Dipankar Chakravorty, “Response of bridges curved in plan due to dead and live loads using finite element method”, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol 30, No. 1, 2003, pp 7-16.
  2. Ramanjaneyulu, Ch. Lakshmi, V.Srinivas, K.K.Sukhesh, Saptarshi Sasmal, and S.Gopalakrishnan,Genetic algorithm based optimal design of continuous prestressed concrete bridge box girders“, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol 30, No. 1, 2003, pp 33-41.
  3. Srinivas, K.Ramanjaneyulu, K.K.Sukhesh, Saptarshi Sasmal, and S.Gopalakrishnan,Automated grillage analysis of continuous span I- and T- girder bridges“, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 31, No. 2, July-September 2004, pp 101-110.
  4. Saptarshi Sasmal, K. Ramanjaneyulu, S. Gopalakrishnan and N. Lakshmanan,Investigations on free vibration characteristics of bridges curved in plan”, Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India), Vol 86, August-2005, pp 72-78. (awarded George Oomen Prize)
  5. Saptarshi Sasmal, K. Ramanjaneyulu, S. Gopalakrishnan and N. Lakshmanan, “Methodology for construction phase analysis of incrementally launched continuous bridges”, Indian Group of International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineers (ING-IABSE) Journal of The Bridge & Structural Engineer, Vol 35, No. 3, 2005, pp 35-50.
  6. Saptarshi Sasmal, Amarnath Santh and K. Ramanjaneyulu, “Seismic performance evaluation of reinforced concrete bridges using pushover analysis”, Indian Group of International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineers (ING-IABSE) Journal of The Bridge & Structural Engineer, Vol 36, No. 1, 2006, pp 39-50.
  7. Saptarshi Sasmal,Ramanjaneyulu and N. Lakshmanan, “Condition ranking of existing bridges using analytic hierarchy approach“, Indian Group of International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineers (ING-IABSE) Journal of The Bridge & Structural Engineer, Vol 37, No. 1, March-April, 2007, pp 23-36.
  8. Prabhu, Saptarshi Sasmal and K.Ramanjaneyulu, “Seismic resistant design of bridges – A comparison of some important codes”, Indian Group of International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineers (ING-IABSE) Journal of The Bridge & Structural Engineer, Vol.37, No.2, June 2007, pp.9-20
  9. Balthasar Novák, K.Ramanjaneyulu, Constanze Roehm and Saptarshi Sasmal,Seismic performance of D-region of RC framed-structure designed according to different codal recommendations”, Journal of Structural Engineering, 35, No.1, April-May 2008, pp.46-51.
  10. Bhagwat, Saptarshi Sasmal, B. Novák and A. Upadhyay, “Dynamic performance evaluation of straight and curved cable-stayed bridges”, Bridge Structures, Vol 5, No. 2-3, June-September 2009, pp 87-95.
  11. Srinivas, Saptarshi Sasmal, and K. Ramanjaneyulu, “Studies on methodological developments in structural damage identification”, Journal of Structural Durability and Health Monitoring, Vol 5, No. 2, 2009, pp 133-160.
  12. Saptarshi Sasmal and K. Ramanjaneyulu, “State of stress and ultimate strength of multi-layered reinforced concrete sections subjected to combined bending and tension”, Indian Concrete Journal, Vol 83, No. 12, 2009, pp 31-37.
  13. Srinivas, Saptarshi Sasmal, K. Ramanjaneyulu and Nagesh R. Iyer, “Vibration testing of concrete bridge for evaluation of modal characteristics”, Indian Group of International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineers (ING-IABSE) Journal of The Bridge & Structural Engineer, Vol.39, No.3, September 2010, pp.31-44.
  14. Saptarshi Sasmal and K. Ramanjaneyulu, “Behaviour of under-designed beam-column joints upgraded by steel bracing in form of haunch”, Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India), 92., May 18, 2011, 12-17.
  15. Saptarshi Sasmal and K. Ramanjaneyulu, “Rotational flexibility for detecting low level damage in beam-like structures”, International Journal of “Structural Durability & Health Monitoring”, Vol.7, No.4, 2011, pp. 253-282.
  16. Saravana Kumar, K., Srinivas V., Saptarshi Sasmal and Ramanjaneyulu, K., (2011), “Evaluation of dynamic amplification factors for a typical railway bridge”, Indian Group of International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineers (ING-IABSE) Journal of The Bridge & Structural Engineer, 41, No.3, June 2011, pp. 1-15.
  17. Srinivas, C. Antony Jeyasehar, K. Ramanjaneyulu and Saptarshi Sasmal (2012), “Experimental investigations on effect of damage on vibration characteristics of a reinforced concrete beam”, Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India), Vol. 93., No.2, February 2012, 45-54.  (DOI 10.1007/s40030-012-0006-7)
  18. Srinivas, C. Antony Jeyasehar, Saptarshi Sasmal and K. Ramanjaneyulu (2012), “Modal characteristics based computational approaches for structural damage identification” Journal of Structural Engineering (India), Vol. 39, No. 1, April 2012, 61-68.
  19. Srinivas, C. Antony Jeyasehar, K. Ramanjaneyulu and Saptarshi Sasmal, “Experimental Investigations on effect of damage on vibration characteristics of a reinforced concrete beam”, ING-IABSE Journal of The Bridge and Structural Engineer”, Vol. 42, No. 3, September 2012, pp.1-17.
  20. Saptarshi Sasmal, S. Kalidoss, and V. Srinivas, “Nonlinear Finite Element analysis of FRP strengthened reinforced concrete beams”, Jl. of The Institution of Engineers (India) Series A, 93, No. 4, 2013, 241-249.
  21. Nagesh R. Iyer, Sarayu Krishnamoorty, S. Maheswaran and Saptarshi Sasmal, “Sustainable Concrete: A nano bio technology initiative”, Nano Digest. September 2014, Pages 31-34
  22. Aleena Alex, Sindu B. S, Saptarshi Sasmal, “Uniaxial tension and compression studies on cement clinkers using Molecular Dynamic simulations“, Journal of Structural Engineering (JoSE), Volume 42, No 1, 2015, Pages 22-27.
  23. Saptarshi Sasmal and Kalidoss, “Non-linear FE simulations of structural behavior parameters of reinforced concrete beam with epoxy bonded FRP”, Journal of the Mechanical Behaviour of Materials, Volume 24, Issue 1-2, May 2015, Pages 35-46.
  24. Saptarshi Sasmal, Vishnu Pradeesh, A. Kanchana Devi, K. Ramanjaneyulu, “Computational methodology to determine the strength of reinforced concrete joint“, Advances in Computational design (Techno Press Journal), Volume 1, No 1, January 2016, Pages 61-77. (Invited paper as contributions from member of Editorial Board)
  25. Avinash and Saptarshi Sasmal, “Development of design methodologies for new class of ductile concrete using micromechanics approach”, Indian Concrete Journal, Special Issue on Design, April 2016.
  26. Srinivas and Saptarshi Sasmal, “Experimental and Numerical Studies on Ultimate Load Behaviour of Brick Masonry”, Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series A, 1-12.