Ms Keerthana M

Contact Details

Ms Keerthana M
Scientist
CSIR-SERC
Taramani, Chennai – 600 113
E-mail: keerthana(at)serc(dot)res(dot)in
Phone:91 44 22549163, 91 44 22549166

Academic Background
  • Ph. D, Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) – pursuing
  • M. Tech (Engineering of Structures), Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR)
  • B. E (Civil Engineering), College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University
Professional Background

Scientist, CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre – November 2011-present

Professional Society Membership

Indian Society for Wind Engineering (ISWE) – Life Member

Areas of Scientific Interest
  • Bluff body aerodynamics
  • Numerical simulation of flow around structures/structural components using Computational Fluids Dynamics (CFD)
  • Aeroelastic phenomena in long-span bridges
  • Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD) and other improved stochastic methods for studies on fluctuating pressures from wind tunnel pressure measurements on structures
Awards & Honours
  1. Won “Best Masters Thesis Award” in the field of Wind Engineering by Indian Society for Wind Engineering (ISWE)
  2. Won “Springer Best Paper Award” for the paper titled “Estimation of peak factors for tall buildings subjected to wind induced pressures” at the Tenth Structural Engineering Convention (SEC-2016)
Publications
  1. Keerthana, M., and Harikrishna, P (2014), “Numerical Simulation of lock-in effect of a 2-D rectangular section under forced oscillations”, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 41, No. 1, April – May 2014, pp. 18-25.
  2. Keerthana, M., and Harikrishna, P (2013), “Application of CFD for assessment of galloping stability of rectangular and H sections”, Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, Vol 72, July 2013, pp. 419-427 (Impact Factor – 0.5)
  3. Keerthana, M., Sriramkrishnan, M., Velayutham, T., Abraham, A., Selvi Rajan, S. and Parammasivam, K. M (2012), “Aerodynamic analysis of a small horizontal axis wind turbine using CFD”, Journal of Wind and Engineering, Vol. 9, No. 2, July 2012, pp. 14-28.
  4. Keerthana, M., Jaya, K. P., Selvi Rajan, , Thampi, H., and Ravi Sankar., R (2011), “Numerical studies on evaluation of aerodynamic force coefficients of cable-stayed bridge deck”, Journal of Wind and Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 2, July 2011, pp. 19-29.
  5. Bharathi Priya, C., Keerthana, M., Verma, M. and Banjara, N, K (2011), “Design of steel channel tension members-proposal to IS 800:2007”, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 38, No. 2, June – July 2011, pp. 122–130.