Mr Abraham A

Contact Details

Mr Abraham A
Senior Scientist
CSIR-SERC
Taramani, Chennai – 600 113
E-mail: abraham(at)serc(dot)res(dot)in
Phone:91 44 22544824, 91 44 22549160

Academic Background
  • Pursuing Ph.D at Anna University, Chennai
  • M.E. in Structural Engineering, Anna University, Chennai
  • B.E. in Civil Engineering, Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore
Professional Background
  • Senior Scientist, CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai, July 2008 – to present
  • Scientist,  CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai, July 2003 – July 2008
  • Jr.Scientist, CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai, July 1999 – July 2003
  • Lecturer,VEC, Vellore & TCET, Vandavasi, May 1997 – July 1999
  • Tech. Asst./Design & Site Engineer,TNCSC/SR & Co., Salem, March 1994 – July 1995
Areas of Scientific Interest
  • Wind Energy (Onshore and Offshore)
  • Green Buildings
  • Wind Effects on Low-rise Buildings
Awards & Honours
  • Certificate of Appreciation (2014) from Indian Society for Wind Engineering for his sincere guidance to his B. Tech. student in the field of Wind Engineering
  • Certificate of Merit (2012) from Association of Civil and Environmental Engineers for the best paper category
  • Certificate of Merit (2006) from CSIR-SERC recommended among the papers published by Scientists of SERC during 2005-2006
  • Dr. M. Ramaiah Prize (2004) from CSIR-SERC for the best technical paper among the papers published by Scientists of SERC during 2003-2004
  • Certificate of Merit (2003) from CSIR-SERC for the best experimental study among the papers published by Scientists of SERC during 2002-2003
  • Best Teacher Award (1997) from VEC, Vellore, for the best results secured by his students in the University Examinations
  • Certificate of Merit (1992, 1993) from CIT, Coimbatore, for having secured 3rd and 2nd places in the IVth and VIIth Semesters Autonomous Examinations
Publications
  1. Harikrishna, P., Abraham, A., Selvi Rajan, S. and Ramesh Babu, G., ‘Structural analysis, design and field testing of wind turbine support towers’, Indian Wind Power, Vol. 2, 2016, pp. 33-37.
  2. Abraham, A., Nagesh R. Iyer, Samuel Knight, G.M., Muthumani, K. and Lakshmanan, N., ‘Wind loads on curved roofs: Effect of side walls’, Journal of Structural Engineering, SERC, Vol. 41, 2014, pp. 31-39.
  3. Selvi Rajan, S., Ramesh Babu, G., Chitra Ganapathi, S., Arunachalam, S., Harikrishna, P., Abraham, A. and Nagesh R. Iyer, ‘Evaluation of aerodynamic parameters for a cooling tower model’, Journal of Wind and Engineering, Vol. 10, 2013, pp. 24-36.
  4. Kumar, P.S., Abraham, A., Bensingh, R.J. and Ilangovan, S., ‘Computational and experimental analysis of a counter-rotating wind turbine system’, Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research, Vol. 72, 2013, pp. 300-306 (IF=0.5)
  5. Kumar, P.S., Bensingh, R.J. and Abraham, A., ‘Computational analysis of 30 kW contra rotor wind turbine’, ISRN Renewable Energy, Article ID 939878, 2012, 5 pages.
  6. Keerthana, M., Sriramkrishnan, M., Velayutham, T., Abraham, A., Selvi Rajan, S. and Parammasivam, K.M., ‘Aerodynamic analysis of a small horizontal axis wind turbine using CFD’, Journal of Wind and Engineering, Vol. 9, 2012, pp. 14-28.
  7. Abraham, A., Arunachalam, S., Selvi Rajan, S., Ramesh Babu, G. and Lakshmanan, N., ‘Mean and fluctuating wind loads on an industrial structure with curved roof’, Asian Journal of Civil Engineering (Building and Housing), Vol. 11, 2010, pp. 477-494.
  8. Lakshmanan, N., Gomathinayagam, S., Harikrishna, P., Abraham, A. and Chitra Ganapathi, S., ‘Revisit of basic wind speed map of India with long term hourly wind data’, Current Science, Vol. 96, 2009, pp. 911-922 (IF=0.782)
  9. Gomathinayagam, S., Harikrishna, P., Abraham, A. and Lakshmanan, N., ‘Bi-model spectral method for evaluation of along-wind induced fatigue damage’, Wind and Structures, Vol. 9, 2006, pp. 255-270 (IF=0.339)
  10. Abraham, A., Harikrishna, P., Gomathinayagam, S. and Lakshmanan, N., ‘Failure investigation of microwave towers during cyclones – A case study’, Journal of Structural Engineering, SERC, Vol. 32, 2005, pp. 147-157.
  11. Harikrishna, P., Annadurai, A., Gomathinayagam, S. and Lakshmanan, N., ‘Full scale measurements of the structural response of a 50 m guyed mast under wind loading’, Engineering Structures, Vol. 25, 2003, pp.859-867 (IF=0.717)