Dr Kesavan K

Contact Details

Dr Kesavan K
Principal Scientist
CSIR-SERC
Taramani, Chennai – 600 113
Phone : 91 44 22549188

Academic Background
  • PhD , Civil Engineering: College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University Chennai
  • M.Tech, Structural Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Madras, Chennai
  • B.E Civil engineering, College of Engineering, Guindy, Ann University, Chennai
  • D.C.E, Valivalam Desikar Polytechnique, Nagapattinam
Professional Background
  • Principal Scientist, Structural Health Monitoring Laboratory, CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai, 2nd August 2009 – Till date
  • Senior Scientist, Structural Health Monitoring Laboratory, CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai, 2nd August 2005 – 1st August 2009
  • Scientist, Structural Health Monitoring Laboratory, CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai, 2nd August 2000 – 1st August 2005
  • Junior Scientist, Structural Health Monitoring Laboratory, CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai, 2nd August 1995 – 1st August 2000
Areas of Scientific Interest
  • Condition Assessment of structures using experimental Techniques like strain gage and Fiber Optic technologies
  • Residual stress measurement on prepressed Concrete and metal structures
  • Prototype testing of civil engineering structures
Publications

Selective Publications in SCI International Journals

  1. K Kesavan, B Arun Sundaram, A K Farvaze Ahmed, S Parivallal, P Biswas, S Bandyopadhyay, K Ravisankar, Umesh Tiwari, “Performance assessment of indigenously developed FBG strain sensors under short-term and long-term loadings”, Sadhana: Volume 40, Issue 2 (2015), Page 577-590 (IF : 0.587)
  2. Parivallal, S., Ravisankar, K., Nagamani, K. and, Kesavan, K., ‘In situ Stress Assessment in Concrete Structures Under Bi-axial Condition by Trepanning Technique’, Experimental Techniques, Vol. 39, Issue 4, July/August 2015 pp 57-63 (Impact Factor 0.545)
  3. K.Kesavan, K.Ravisankar, R.Senthil, B.Arunsundaram and S.Parivallal, “Studies on apparent strain using FBG strain sensors for different structural materials”, Experimental Techniques, Volume 38, Issue 5, September/October 2014, pp 31-38 (IF: 0.583)
  4. K.Kesavan, K. Ravisankar, R.Senthil and A.K.Farvaze Ahmed, “Experimental studies on performance of reinforced concrete beam strengthened with CFRP under cyclic loading using FBG array”, Measurement, DOI: 10.1016/j.measurement.2013.07.031, Vol.46, Issue 10, December 2013, pp 3855-3862. IF-1.13
  5. K. Balaji Rao, M.B. Anoop, K. Kesavan, S.R. Balasubramanian, K. Ravisankar and Nagesh R. Iyer, “Modelling of strains in reinforced concrete flexural members using alpha-stable distribution”, Computers and Concrete, An International Journal, Vol. 11, No. 5 (2013) 411-440, May 2013
  6. Ravisankar, K., Kesavan, K., Parivallal, S., Arun Sundaram, B. and Ahmed, A.K.F. (2013) ‘Fibre optic sensors as a non-destructive tool for structural monitoring’, International Journal of Forensic Engineering, Vol. 1, Nos. 3/4, pp.260–276.
  7. V. Srinivas, K. Ramanjaneyulu, K. Saravana Kumar, S. Parivallal, K. Kesavan, K. Ravisankar, N. Lakshmanan and Nagesh R. Iyer, “Evaluation of Longitudinal Force on a Railway Bridge Based on Strain Measurements”, Journal of Experimental Techniques, Society of Experimental Mechanics, USA, Vol. 37, No.1, January-February 2013, pp55-67
  8. Parivallal, S., Ravisankar, K., Nagamani, K. and Kesavan, K., “Core drilling technique for in-situ stress evaluation in concrete structures”, Journal of Experimental Techniques, Society of Experimental Mechanics, USA, Vol. 35, No.4, July-August 2011, pp. 29-34.
  9. Arun Sundaram, B., Kesavan, K., Parivallal, S. and Ravisankar, K., “Technique for instrumentation and measurement of interfacial strain in FRP strengthened concrete structures using FBG sensors”, Journal of Experimental Techniques, Society of Experimental Mechanics, USA, Vol. 35, No.4, July-August 2011, pp35-38.
  10. Balaji Rao,K., Anoop, M.B., Sreeshylam, P., Sridhar, S., Kesavan, K. and Ravisankar, K., “Assessment of pre-stress losses in instrumented pre-stressed concrete beams using stochastic analysis”, Strain, June 2011, Vol 47, pp  e175-e188
  11. K. Kesavan , K. Ravisankar, S. Parivallal, P. Sreeshylam and S. Sridhar, ” Experimental studies on fiber optic sensors embedded in concrete”, Measurement , Vol 43, Issue 2, February 2010, pp 157-163
  12. P. Biswas, S. Bandyopadhyay, K. Kesavan, S. Parivallal, B. Arun Sundaram,K. Ravisankar and  K. Dasgupta, ” Investigation on packages of fiber Bragg grating for use as embeddable strain sensor in concrete structure”, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, Volume 157, Issue 1, January 2010, pp 77-83
  13. Umesh Tiwari, Vandana Mishra, Subhash C. Jain, K. Kesavan, K. Ravisankar, Nahar Singh, G. C. Poddar and Pawan Kapur, “Health monitoring of steel and concrete structures using fibre Bragg grating sensors”, Current science, Vol. 97, No. 11, December 2009, pp 1539 – 1542
  14. S. Sridhar, K. Ravisankar, P. Sreeshylam, S. Parivallal, K. Kesavan* and S. G. N. Murthy, “Development of a Real-time Remote Structural Monitoring Scheme for Civil Infrastructural Systems” (SHM)Structural Health Monitoring, Vol 8, No 6, November 2009, pp 509-521
  15. Kesavan, K., Ravi Sankar, K., Parivallal, S. and Sreeshylam, P,  “Applications of Fiber Optic Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring”, Smart Structures and Systems, An International Journal, Vol. 1, No. 4, October/December 2005,pp 355-368
  16. Kesavan, K., Ravi Sankar, K., Parivallal, S. and Sreeshylam, P,  “Non Destructive Evaluation of Residual Stresses Using the Barkhausen Noise Technique”, Experimental Techniques, SEM, USA, Vol. 29, No. 5, September/October 2005, pp 17-21
  17. Kesavan, K., Ravi Sankar, K., Parivallal, S. and Sreeshylam, P.  “Techniques to Assess the Residual Prestress in Prestressed Concrete Members”, Experimental Techniques, SEM, USA, Vol. 29, No. 5, September/October 2005, pp 33-38
  18. Parivallal, S., Narayanan, T., Ravi Sankar, K., Kesavan, K. and Maji, S., “Instrumentation and Response Measurement of a Double-Lane Bailey Bridge during Load Test”, Strain, UK, Vol. 41, No.1, February 2005
  19. Kesavan, K., Ravi Sankar, K., Parivallal, S., Sreeshylam, P and Narayanan, T.,  ” A Technique for Embedding EFPI Fiber Optic Strain Sensors in Concrete”, Experimental Techniques, SEM, USA, Vol:28, No: 4, July/August 2004
  20. Kesavan, K., Ravi Sankar, K., Narayanan, T., Parivallal, S. and  Sreeshylam, P. “Temperature Calibration of EFPI Fiber Optic Strain Sensor”, Experimental Techniques,  SEM, USA, Vol:28, No: 1, Jan-Feb.2004
  21. Kesavan, K., Ravi Sankar,K., Narayanan,T., Parivallal, S. and Narayanan,R.,  “Generation of Apparent Strain Calibration curves for Structural Materials at  Elevated Temperature’’, Experimental Techniques,  SEM, USA, Vol.23, No.6, Nov-Dec.1999

Selective Publications in National Journals

  1. Umesh Tiwari, Vandana Mishra, Subhash C. Jain, K. Kesavan, K. Ravisankar, Nahar Singh, G. C. Poddar and Pawan Kapur, “Health monitoring of steel and concrete structures using fibre Bragg grating sensors”, Current science, Vol. 97, No. 11, December 2009, pp 1539 – 1542
  2. Sridharan,N., Kesavan, K., Parivallal, S.and Ravisankar, K., ‘Hybrid technique combining photoelasticity and boundary element method for stress analysis’, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 36, No.4, October 2009, p 287-291.
  3. Sridharan,N., Kesavan, K., Parivallal, S.and Ravisankar, K., ‘Application of strain gage technique for fiber reinforced composite materials’, Journal of Instrument Society of India, Vil. 39, No.2, June 2009, p 67-70.
  4. Srinivasan, P., Bhaskar, S., Parivallal, S., Kesavan, K., Ravisankar, K., and Venugopal, G., ‘Condition assessment of corrosion damaged approach jetty exposed marine environment –A case study’, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol.36, No.1, April – May 2009, pp 16-21
  5. Kesavan, K., Ravisankar, K., Parivallal, S. Sreeshylam, P. and & Sridhar, S., ‘Fibre Bragg Grating (FBG) sensors for health monitoring of civil engineering structures – An Overview’, Journal of Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation, Vol.6, No.3, December 2007, pp 9-21 (Published on July 2008)
  6. Kesavan, K., Ravisankar, K., Parivallal, S., Sreeshylam, P and Sridhar, S., ‘Strain Measurement at Elevated Temperature Using Electrical Resistance Strain Gages’, Journal of Instrument Society of India, Vol.37, No. 4, December 2007, pp 289-296
  7. Ravisankar, K., Kesavan, K., Parivallal, S., Sreeshylam, P and Sridhar, S., ‘Structural Health Monitoring of Concrete Structures’ The Master Builder, Vol.8, No. 11, December 2006, pp 74-78.
  8. Sreeshylam, P., Ravi Sankar, K., Parivallal, S., Kesavan, K. and Sridhar, S., “Measured Long-Term Prestress Losses versus Design Code Estimates”, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol.32, No.1, April/June 2005
  9. Parivallal, S., Ravi Sankar, K.,Narayanan, T., Kesavan, K., and Sreeshylam, P., “Fibre Optic Sensors for Health Monitoring of Civil Engineering Structures”, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol:31, No :1, April/June 2004
  10. Ravi Sankar, K., Narayanan, T., Kesavan, K., Parivallal, S. and Narayanan, R., “Instrumentation and Response Measurement of Aircraft Landing Gears during Strength Test”, Journal of the Aeronautical Society of India, Vol.54, No.4, November 2002
  11. Ravi Sankar, K., Parivallal, S., Narayanan, T., Kesavan K. and Narayanan, R., “Vibrating wire strain gauges for long-term monitoring of structures”, The Indian Concrete Journal, Vol.75, No.8, August 2001
Patents/Copyrights
  • Awarded with ‘Smart Technology Development-2007’ award by “Indian Society for Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering (ISAMPE)” for the work carried out on “Smart Sensor Based Remote Structural Health Monitoring for Civil Engineering Applications”
  • Life member, Indian Concrete Institute (ICI)
  • Life member, Indian Society for Non-Destructive Testing (ISNT)