Mr. Raghunathan M.D

Contact Details

Mr Raghunathan M.D
Principal Scientist
CSIR-SERC, TTRS
Thrisoolam, Chennai – 600043
E-mail: mdraghu(at)serc(dot)res(dot)in
Phone:91 44 2255574

Academic Background
  • Ph.D (Pursuing), Structural Engineering, Anna University, Chennai
  • M.Tech. Industrial Structures, NIT, Suratkal, Mangalore, Karnataka
  • B.E. Civil Engineering, Malnad College Engineering, Hassan, Karnataka

 

Professional Background
  • Principal scientist, CSIR-SERC-Tower Testing and Research Station, Thirusulum, Chennai. From 12th November 20o8  till date
  • Senior Scientist,  CSIR-SERC-Tower Testing and Research Station,  Thirusulum, Chennai. From 12th Nov. 2000 to 11th Nov. 2008
  • Scientist, CSIR-SERC-Tower Testing and Research Station, Thirusulum, Chennai. From 12th Nov. 1995 to 11th Nov. 2000
  • Junior Scientist, , CSIR-SERC-Tower Testing and Research Station, Thirusulum, Chennai. From 12th Nov. 1990 to 11th Nov. 1995
Areas of Scientific Interest
  • Prtotoype/Proof testing of Transmission Line /Microwave Towers and their accessories
  • Failure Investigations of Transmission Line/Microwave Towers
  • Analysis/Simulation and design of Transmission Line/Microwave Towers
  • Including Guyed type Towers
  • Analysis and design of GFRP Transmission Line/Microwave Towers
  • GFRP Connections
Publications
  1. Raghunathan, M. D., Senthil, R., and Palani, G. S.,  “On the Tensile Capacity of Single-Bolted Connections between GFRP Angles and        Gusset Plates – Testing and Modeling “ KSCE(Under consideration).
  2.  Raghunathan, M. D., Senthil, R., and Palani, G. S., “Glass-Fiber Reinforced Polymer  Composite in Transmission Line Towers” Journal of Structural Engineering(Madras).
  3. Raghunathan, M. D., Mohan, S. J., Prasad Rao, N., Dilli, K., and Kumarsekar, C., “Experimental investigation on refurbishment of transmission line tower leg member” Journal of Structural Engineering(Madras).
  4. Raghunathan, M. D., Natarajan, P. R and   Mohan, S. J.,  “The design of 800kV transmission line towers: A  comparative study” Journal of Structural Engineering(Madras).
  5.  Raghunathan, M. D., Natarajan, P. R and   Muralidharan, K.,  “Prototype Test on X Bracing Panels Using Cold-Formed Lipped Angles” Thin- walled Structures, Elsevier Publications