Dr Vishnuvardhan S

Contact Details

Dr Vishnuvardhan S
Senior  Scientist
CSIR-SERC
Taramani, Chennai – 600 113
E-mail: svvardhan(at)serc(dot)res(dot)in
Phone:91 44 22544790
Academic Background
  • Ph.D.,Structural Engineering,Anna University, Chennai
  • M.E.,Construction Engineering & Management.Anna University, Chennai
  • B.E., Civil Engineering, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai,
Professional Background
  • Senior Scientist,CSIR – Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai, March 2016 till date
  • Scientist, CSIR – Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai,December 2009 – March 2016
  • Jr. Scientist, CSIR – Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai, August 2007 – December 2009
  • Assistant Professor,Tagore Engineering College, Chennai,  August 2006 – August 2007
  • Assistant Director,National Academy of Construction, Hyderabad, August 2005 – May 2006
  • Teaching/Research Associate, Anna University, Chennai, July 2001-   July 2005
Areas of Scientific Interest

Special Structures; Experimental Techniques; Corrosion Fatigue; Metallic  Structures

Awards & Honours
  •  Best Paper Award for the technical papers titled “Evaluation of cyclic hardening variables for Type 304LN stainless steel”, “Evaluation of true stress-strain curve for IS 2062 Gr. E 300 steel using tensile specimens with rectangular cross-section” 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
  • 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
Publications
  1.  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
  2.  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: 1.283
  3. Abhishek Kumar, Vishnuvardhan, S. and Raghava, G., “Evaluation of combined hardening parameters for Type 304LN stainless steel under strain-controlled cyclic loading”, Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, Vol. 69, No. 2, March 2016, pp. 513-517; Impact Factor: 0.615
  4. 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: 0.615
  5. Beulah Gnana Ananthi, G., Vishnuvardhan, S. and Samuel Knight, G.M., ‘Experimental, theoretical and numerical study on thin-walled steel single and compound channel sections in axial compression’’, Indian Journal of Engineering & Materials Sciences, Vol. 22, October 2015, pp. 570-580; Impact Factor: 0.413
  6. 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. 2043-2056
  7. 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. 2397-2408
  8. Beulah GnanaAnanthi, G., Vishnuvardhan, S. and Samuel Knight, G.M., ‘Experimental and numerical investigation on thin-walled single and starred angle sections under compression’’, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Vol. 40, No. 12, December 2015, pp. 3417-3427; Impact Factor: 0.728
  9.  Lincy Rubina, S., Vishnuvardhan, S., Raghava, G., Sivakumar, A., ‘Fatigue life estimation of Type 304LN stainless steel under strain-controlled cyclic loading’, International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology, Vol. 5, No. 3, March 2014, pp. 252-260
  10.  Mukhopadhyay, C.K., Jayakumar, T. Haneef, T.K., Suresh Kumar, S., Rao, B.P.C., Sumit Goyal, Suneel K. Gupta, Vivek Bhasin, Vishnuvardhan, S., Raghava, G. and Gandhi, P., “Use of acoustic emission and ultrasonic techniques for monitoring crack initiation/growth during ratcheting studies on 304LN stainless steel straight pipe, International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, Vol. 116, 2014, pp. 27-36; Impact Factor: 1.283
  11. 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. 1200-1204
  12. 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: 1.283
  13. 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: 1.283
  14. 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: 1.283
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18.  Vishnuvardhan, S., and Samuel Knight, G.M., ‘Behaviour of cold-formed steel single and compound plain angles in compression’, Advanced Steel Construction: An International Journal, Vol. 4, No. 1, March 2008, pp. 46-58
  19. Vishnuvardhan, S., and Samuel Knight, G.M., ‘Review of codal provisions for cold-formed sections subjected to compression’, INSDAG’s Steel in Construction, Vol. 8, No. 2, July 2007, pp. 31-42
  20. Vishnuvardhan, S., Kandasamy, S., and Samuel Knight, G.M., ‘Fatigue behaviour of cold-formed steel lipped angles’, Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, Vol. 58, Nos. 2-3, April-June 2005, pp. 445-451; Impact Factor: 0.615