Dr Sathish Kumar K

Contact Details

Dr Sathish Kumar K
Senior Principal Scientist & Head
Advanced Seismic Testing and Research (ASTaR) Laboratory
CSIR-SERC
Taramani, Chennai – 600 113
E-mail: ksk(at)serc(dot)res(dot)in
Phone:91 44 22549216
Academic Background
  • Ph.D., Structural Engineering; Annamalai University, Chidambaram
  • M. E., Structural Engineering; PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore
  • B.E., Civil Engineering; PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore
Professional Background
  •  Senior Principal Scientist & Head Advanced Seismic Testing and Research (ASTaR) Laboratory,  CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai, 18th October 2009 – Till Date
  • Principal Scientist, Advanced Seismic Testing and Research (ASTaR) Laboratory, CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai, 18th October 2004 – 17th October 2009
  • Senior Scientist,  Structural Dynamics Laboratory,  CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai, 18th October 1999 – 17th October 2004
  • Scientist, Structural Dynamics Laboratory,   CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai, 18th October 1994 – 17th October 1999
  • Junior Scientist, Structural Dynamics Laboratory, CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai, 18th October 1989 – 17th October 1994
Areas of Scientific Interest
  • Seismic Performance Evaluation
  • Seismic Response Control
Awards & Honours
  • Received six times “Dr. M. Ramaiah Prize” constituted by CSIR-SERC for the best technical paper award / certificate of special mention for the years 1999, 2003, 2005, 2010, 2011 & 2013
  • Life Fellow, Indian Society for Earthquake Technology (ISET)
  • Life Fellow, Association of Consulting Civil Engineers India (ACCE)
  • Life member, Institution of Engineers, India (IEI)
  • Life member, Institution of Chartered Engineers, India (ICEI)
  • Life member, Indian Concrete Institute (ICI)
  • Life member, Indian Nuclear Society (INS)
  • Life member, Indian Association for Computational Mechanics (IndACM)
  • Life member, Indian Association for Structural Engineers (IASE)
  • Life member, Indian Society for Wind Engineering (ISWE)
Publications

Selective Publications in International Journals

  1. Lakshmanan, N., Muthumani, K., Gopalakrishnan, N. and Sathish Kumar, K. ‘Dynamic Response Evaluation of a Framed Type Turbo-Generator Foundation Incorporating Dynamic Modulus and Operating Speed Variations’, International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, Vol. 4, No. 3, 2004, pp. 1-24.
  2.  Lakshmanan, N., Sathish Kumar, K., Sreekala, R., Muthumani, K., Guru, J. and Gopalakrishnan, N. ‘Experimental Investigations on the Seismic Response of a Base-Isolated Reinforced Concrete Frame Model’, ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol. 22, No. 5, 2008, pp. 289-296.
  3. Lakshmanan, N., Gopalakrishnan, N., Rama Rao, G.V. and Sathish Kumar, K. ‘Dynamic Stiffness based Computation of Response for Framed Machine Foundations’, Geomechanics and Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2009, pp. 121-142.
  4. Sreekala, R., Muthumani, K., Lakshmanan, N., Gopalakrishnan, N., Sathish Kumar, K., Reddy, G. R. and Parulekar, Y. M. ‘A Study on the Suitability of NiTi Wires for Passive Seismic Response Control’, Journal of Advanced Materials, Vol. 42, No. 2, 2010, pp. 65-76.
  5. Lakshmanan, N., Raguprasad, B. K., Gopalakrishnan, N., Sathish Kumar, K. and Murthy, S. G. N. ‘Detection of Contiguous and Distributed Damage through Contours of Equal Frequency Change’, Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 329, No. 9, 2010, pp. 1310-1331.
  6.  Muthumani, K., Lakshmanan, N., Gopala Krishnan, N., Sathish Kumar, K., Sreekala, R. and Rama Rao, G. V. ‘Damage Identification of Beam-like Structures through Static Deflection and Natural Frequency as Damage Indicators’, Indo-U.S. Forensic Practices – Investigation Techniques and Technology, ASCE Technical Council on Forensic Engineering, ASCE Publication – ISBN 978-0-7844-1149-0, 2010, pp. 87-98.
  7.  Rama Rao, G. V., Sreekala, R., Gopala Krishnan, N., Sathish Kumar, K., Muthumani, K. and Lakshmanan, N. ‘Coasting Down Signal Analysis as a Tool for Detection of Proximity of Resonances and a Case Study’, Journal of Engineering Failure Analysis, 18, 2011, pp. 340-353.
  8.  Sreekala, R., Muthumani, K., Gopalakrishnan, N. and Sathish Kumar, K. ‘Modelling Flexural Behaviour of Polymer Modified Concretes’, Building Research Journal, Vol. 59, No. 1-2, 2011, pp. 53-65.
  9.  Sreekala, R., Muthumani, K., Gopalakrishnan, N., Sathish Kumar, K., Rama Rao, G. V. and Nagesh R. Iyer, ‘Seismic Performance of Polymer Modified Concrete in Flexure – Modelling’, International Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 4, 2012, pp. 298-310.
  10.  Sathish Kumar, K., Antony Jeyasehar, C. and Muthumani, K. ‘A Design Methodology for Supplemental Damping for Seismic Performance Enhancement of Frame Structures’, Asian Journal of Civil Engineering (Building and Housing), Vol. 13, No. 5, 2012, pp. 659-678.
  11.  Sathish Kumar, K., Muthumani, K., Antony Jeyasehar, C. and Nagesh R. Iyer, ‘Newmark Implicit Time Integral for Application in Pseudo-Dynamic Testing – Experimental Verification’, Asian Journal of Civil Engineering (Building and Housing), Vol. 13, No. 6, 2012, pp. 805-820.
  12. Raghu Prasad, B. K., Lakshmanan, N., Gopalakrishnan, N., Sathish Kumar, K. and Sreekala, R. ‘Damage Identification of Beam-like Structures with Contiguous and Distributed Damage’, Structural Control and Heath Monitoring, Vol. 20, No. 4, 2013, pp. 496-519.
  13.  Sreekala, R., Gopalakrishnan, N., Muthumani, K., Sathish Kumar, K., Rama Rao G. V. and Nagesh R. Iyer, ‘Seismic Protection of Critical Infrastructures through Innovative Technologies’, International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, Vol. 9, No. 4, 2013, pp. 351-367.
  14. Sathish Kumar, K., Muthumani, K., Antony Jeyasehar, C. and Nagesh R. Iyer, ‘Newmark Implicit Time Integral for Application in Pseudo-Dynamic Testing – Mathematical Verification’, Asian Journal of Civil Engineering (Building and Housing), Vol. 15 No. 1, 2014, pp. 61-77.
  15.  Balamonica, K., Keerthana, S., Sathish Kumar, K. and Gopalakrishnan, N. ‘Influence of Bilinear Hysteretic Isolation Systems on the Response of the Structure’, Modeling, Simulation and Analysis, ISBN: 978-93-84898-72-4, 2014, pp. 3078-3089.
  16. Rama Rao, G. V., Sreekala, R., Sathish Kumar, K., Gopalakrishnan, N., Muthumani K., Nagesh R. Iyer, Lakshmanan, N. and Reddy, G. R. ‘Seismic Response Measurement of an Under-Water Model through High Speed Camera and Feature Tracking’, Experimental Techniques,  40, No. 1, 2016, pp. 83-90.

Selective Publications in National Journals

  1. Gopalakrishnan, N., Srinivasulu, P., Lakshmanan, N., Muthumani, K. and Sathish Kumar, K. ‘Some Studies on Sweep Sine Excitation’, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 21, No. 4, 1995, pp. 239-245.
  2.  Sathish Kumar, K., Srinivasulu, P., Lakshmanan, N., Gopalakrishnan, N. and Muthumani, K. ‘A Dynamic Load Cell for Mechanical Exciters’, Journal of Instrumentation Society of India, Vol. 29, No. 4, 1999, pp. 214-224.
  3. Muthumani, K., Sivarama Sarma, B., Gopalakrishnan, N. and Sathish Kumar, K. ‘Earthquake Resistant Design of Building Frames with Visco-Elastic Dampers’, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 29, No. 1, 2002, pp. 53-62.
  4.  Sathish Kumar, K., Muthumani, K., Gopalakrishnan, N., Sivarama Sarma, B., Reddy, G. R. and Parulekar, Y. M. ‘Seismic Response Reduction of Structures using Elasto-Plastic Passive Energy Dissipation’, ISET Journal, Vol. 39, No. 3, 2002.
  5. Sathish Kumar, K., Muthumani, K., Gopalakrishnan, N., Reddy, G. R. and Parulekar, Y. M. ‘Reduction of Large Seismic Deformations using Elasto-Plastic Passive Energy Dissipaters’, Defence Science Journal, Vol. 53, No. 1, 2003, pp. 95-103.
  6. Lakshmanan, N., Muthumani, K., Gopalakrishnan, N., Sathish Kumar, K. and Sreekala, R. ‘Selective Case Studies of Solutions to Vibration Problems in Power Plant Structures’, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2006, pp. 31-43.
  7.  Sreekala, R., Muthumani, K., Lakshmanan, N., Gopalakrishnan, N., Sathish Kumar, K., Reddy, G. R. and Parulekar, Y. M. ‘Shape Memory Alloys for Seismic Response Control’, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 33, No. 5, 2007, pp. 383-389.
  8.  Sreekala, R., Lakshmanan, N., Muthumani, K., Sathish Kumar, K. and Gopalakrishnan, N. ‘Evaluation of Damage Indices for RC Beams under Cyclic Loading – A Simple Technique’, Journal Structural Engineering, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2007 pp. 1-9.
  9.  Sreekala, R., Muthumani, K., Lakshmanan, N., Gopalakrishnan N. and Sathish Kumar, K. ‘Orthodontic Arch Wires for Seismic Risk Reduction’, Current Science, Vol. 95, No. 11, 2008, pp. 1593-1599.
  10. Antony Jeyasehar, C., Sathish Kumar, K., Muthumani K. and Lakshmanan, N. ‘Seismic Performance Evaluation Methodologies for Civil Engineering Structures’, Indian Journal of Engineering and Material Sciences, Vol. 16, No. 4, 2009, pp. 220-228.
  11.  Sreekala, R., Muthumani, K., Sathish Kumar, K. and Gopalakrishnan, N. ‘Natural Rubber Latex Modified Fibre Concrete – Initial Studies for Structural Performance’, The Indian Concrete Journal, Vol. 83, No. 10, 2009, pp. 29-35.
  12.  Sreekala, R., Muthumani, K., Meher Prasad, A., Gopalakrishnan, N. and Sathish Kumar, K. ‘Towards a Sustainable Infrastructure through Smart Dampers’, Special issue on Sustainable Built Environment, Journal of Structural Engineering,   37, No. 1, 2010, pp. 61-65.
  13.  Sathish Kumar, K., Antony Jeyasehar, C., Muthumani, K. and Nagesh R. Iyer, ‘Predictor-Corrector Algorithm for Pseudo – Dynamic Testing towards Seismic Performance Evaluation of Structures’, Journal Structural Engineering, Vol. 39, No. 1, 2012, pp. 102-106.
  14. Balamonica, K., Keerthana, S., Sathish Kumar, K. and Gopalakrishnan, N. ‘Influence of Bilinear Hysteretic Isolation Systems on the Response of the Structure’, Modeling, Simulation and Analysis, ISBN: 978-93-84898-72-4, 2014, pp. 3078-3089.
  15. Madheswaran, C. K., Gopalakrishnan, N., Prakashvel, J., Sathish Kumar, K. and Ashmi Monisha, I. ‘Shake table tests of RCC frame building with passive energy dissipation devices’, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 43, No. 2, 2016, pp. 133-143.
Patents/Copyrights
  1. Sivarama Sarma, B., Muthumani, K., Gopalakrishnan, N. and Sathish Kumar, K. ‘A process for the manufacture of a passive energy device (PED) from a hysteretic shear polymer’, Indian Patent filed on Dt. 28 Mar. 2003, 232989
  2. Sreekala, R., Muthumani, K., Gopalakrishnan, N., Sathish Kumar, K., Nagesh R Iyer and Lakshmanan, N. ‘Earthquake protection device for bridges’, Indian Patent filed on Dt. 26 May 2010, 2066DEL2010
  3. Sreekala, R., Muthumani, K., Gopalakrishnan, N., Sathish Kumar, K., Nagesh R. Iyer and Rama Rao, G. V. ‘Smart energy harvesters for self sustaining structural health monitoring system’, Indian Patent filed on Dt. 10 Feb. 2015, 0359DEL2015
  4. Gopalakrishnan, N., Likhith Reddy, A., Rama Mohan Rao, A., Nagesh R Iyer, Muthumani, K. and Sathish Kumar, K. ‘Smart embedded sensor for structural health monitoring of concrete structures’, Indian Patent filed on Dt. 16 Mar. 2013.