Dr Amar Prakash

Dr Amar Prakash

Principal Scientist

  • CSIR-SERC , Taramani, Chennai – 600 113.
  • amar(at)serc(dot)res(dot)in
  • +91-44-22549179

Academic Background

  • Ph.D.,Applied Mechanics,Indian Institute of Technology [Madras, Chennai], Thesis: Studies on Steel Fibre Reinforced Cementitious Composite Panels subjected to High Velocity Impact of Short Projectiles
  • M.E., Earthquake Engineering (Structural dynamics), University of Roorkee (Presently IIT Roorkee),First division with Honors
  • B.Sc. Engineering, (Civil), Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh, Second Rank in college, 90.51 percentile in GATE 98 (All India Rank 458)
  • Diploma in Engineering, (Civil), Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh, First Rank

Professional Background

  • Principal Scientist, CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre,Chennai, 17-04-2015 to till date
  • Senior Scientist,CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre,Chennai, 17-04-2010 to 16-04-2015
  • Scientist, CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre,Chennai, 17-Apr-2006  to 16-Apr-2010
  • Junior Scientist, CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre,Chennai, 17-Apr-2002 to 16-Apr-2006

Areas of Scientific Interest

  • Structural Engineering
  • High velocity impact simulations
  • Seismic design and retrofitting of RCC structures
  • Steel-concrete composite structures
  • Analysis and design of underground structures subjected to blast loading and other blast resistant structures
  • Design of RCC and steel structures,
  • Advanced computational method- Meshless methods; Cementitious/fiber composite structures

Awards & Honours

  • Raman Research Fellowship 2016-17.
  • Visited University of Mississippi, Oxford, USA, under Raman Research Fellowship during March 2017 to August 2017.


  • Steel Fibre Reinforced Cementitious Composites Subjected To Extreme Loading Conditions,Amar Prakash, Srinivasan, S. M. and Rama Mohan Rao, A.,ASME Journal of Engineering, Materials and Technology, doi:10.1115/1.4035705, IF:0.9
  • Application of Steel Fibre Reinforced Cementitious Composites in High Velocity Impact Resistance,Amar Prakash, Srinivasan, S.M. and Rama Mohan Rao, A.,Materials and structures (MAAS), 2007,IF:1.714
  • Numerical Investigations on a Blast Loaded Laced Reinforced Concrete Structure using an Equivalent Constitutive Property,N. Anandavalli, N. Lakshmanan, Amar Prakash, J. Rajasankar & Nagesh R. Iyer,The Institution of Engineers (India),ISSN 2250-2149, Volume 96, Number 4, pp. 311-318
  • Fuzzy similarity approach for ranking and health assessment of towers based on visual inspection,Mohit Verma, J Rajasankar, N Anandavalli, Amar Prakash, Nagesh R Iyer, International Journal of Advances in Structural Engineering,, Vol. 18, No. 9, 2015, pp. 1399-1414.
  • Numerical Investigation on Steel Fibre Reinforced Cementitious Composite Panels Subjected to High Velocity Impact Loading, Amar Prakash, Srinivasan, S. M. and Rama Mohan Rao, A., International Journal of Materials & Design, Vol. 83, pp. 164-175,2015,IF:3.501
  • Numerical study on underground structures subjected to shock loading, Hareena Ch.B.V, Amar Prakash, Rajasankar J., Panduranga Rao B.,International Journal of Advances in Structural Engineering, Volume 5, No 3, 2014
  • High Velocity Impact Behaviour of Layered Steel Fibre Reinforced Cementitious Composite (SFRCC) Panels,Amar Prakash, Srinivasan, S. M. and Rama Mohan Rao, A., CMC: Computers, Materials & Continua,Techscience Journal, Vol. 42 (1), pp 75-102, 2014,IF:1.043
  • Analysis of sloshing impact on overhead liquid storage structures,P. Muthu Vijay & Amar Prakash, IMPACT: International Journal of Research in Engineering & Technology (IMPACT: IJRET), Vol. 2, Issue 8, pp. 127-142,2014 , IF:1.55
  • Steel-Concrete Composite girders under shock loads – A Review, Akilan, R., Amar Prakash, Arunachalam, N. and Anandavalli, N, International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology,IJCE&T (online), 2014
  • Pressure-impulse diagram for damage assessment of structural elements subjected to blast loads: A state-of-art review, Sharmila, C., Anandavalli, N., Arunachalam, N. and Amar Prakash, International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology, IJCE&T, 2014
  • Prediction of Behavior of Ceramic/Metal Composite Panels Under Two Consecutive Ballistic Impacts, Amar Prakash, J. Rajasankar, Nagesh R. Iyer, N. Anandavalli, S. K. Biswas; A. K. Mukhopadhyay, International Journal for Computational Methods in Engineering Science and Mechanics, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 15(3),May 2014, pp. 192-202
  • Finite element analysis of reinforced concrete (RC) beams with continuously inclined shear reinforcement by using an equivalent constitutive property, Anandavalli, N., Lakshmanan, N., Nagesh R. Iyer, Rajasankar, J. and Amar Prakash, Journal of Structural Engineering,Vol. 40, 2013
  • Static Response of Steel-Concrete-Steel Sandwich Beam with Bi-Directionally Inclined Connectors, N. Anandavalli, J. Rajasankar, Amar Prakash, B. Sivaprasad American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture,doi: 10.12691/ajcea-1-1-3, 2013
  • Influence of adhesive thickness on high velocity impact performance of ceramic/metal composite targets,  Amar Prakash, J. Rajasankar, N. Anandavalli, Mohit Verma, Nagesh R. Iyer, International Journal of Adhesion & Adhesives, vol. 41, pp. 186–197 (Elsevier), 2013, IF:2.17
  • Numerical Studies on Blast Loaded Steel-Concrete Composite Panels, N. Anandavalli, N. Lakshmanan, J. Rajasankar, Amar Prakash, Journal of Civil Engineering and Science,Vol. 1, (3) pp.102-108, 2012
  • Experimental investigation on flexural behaviour of HSS stud connected steel-concrete composite girders, Amar prakash, N.Anandavalli, C.K.Madheswaran and N.Lakshmanan, Steel and composite structures, An International Journal, Volume 13, Number 3, September, pp.239-258, 2012, IF:0.468
  • Behaviour of a Blast Loaded Laced Reinforced Concrete Structure, N. Anandavalli, N. Lakshmanan, Nagesh R. Iyer, Amar Prakash, K. Ramanjaneyulu, J. Rajasankar, and Chitra Rajagopal,Defence Science Journal, Vol. 62, No. 5, September 2012, IF:0.304
  • A Simple Technique to Determine Interface Slip of Stud Connected SCC Girders, Prakash, A., Lakshmanan, N., Anandavalli, N., Madheswaran, C.K., Iyer, N.R., and Rajasankar, J., Civil Engineering Dimension (DOAJ), Vol. 14, No. 2, 2012
  • Modified Push-out Tests for Determining Shear Strength and Stiffness of HSS Stud Connector-Experimental Study, Amar Prakash, N. Anandavalli, C. K. Madheswaran, N. Lakshmanan, International Journal of Composite Materials, vol. 2(3), pp. 22-31, 2012
  • Three Dimensional FE Model of Stud Connected Steel-Concrete Composite Girders Subjected to Monotonic Loading, Amar Prakash, N. Anandavalli, C. K. Madheswaran, J. Rajasankar, N. Lakshmanan, International Journal of Mechanics and Applications, vol. 1(1) pp. 1-11, 2011
  • Experimental studies on behaviour of steel-concrete composite girders subjected to monotonic and cyclic loading, Madheswaran, C. K., Natarajan, K., A. Prakash and N. Anandavalli, Journal of Institution of Engineers (India), vol.89, August 2008, pp 3-10
  • Strength of shear connectors in Steel Concrete composite beams, Madheswaran, C. K., Natarajan, K. and A. Prakash, Journal of Institution of Engineers (India), Vol. 88, August, 2007, PP14-20


  • Investigations on the influence of matrix and textile on the response of textile reinforced concrete slabs under impact loading, Smitha Gopinath, Amar Prakash, R. Aahrthy and M. Bhavani Harish, Indian Academy of Sciences, Sadhana (2018) 43:172.
  • Laced steel-concrete composite sandwich system in flexure: Experiments, analysis and design, Mohit Verma, N. Anandavalli, Amar Prakash, and J. Rajasankar, Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials.

Patents / Copyrights

  • Pub. no. US2014/0134395 A1 dated 15-05-2014
    Laced Composite System
    Anandavalli Narayanan, Lakashmanan Narayanan, Nagesh R. Iyer, Rajasankar Jayachandran, Amar Prakash
    United States of America