डॉ आर बालगोपाल

डॉ आर बालगोपाल

प्रधान वैज्ञानिक

  • CSIR-SERC , Taramani, Chennai – 600 113.
  • bala(at)serc(dot)res(dot)in
  • +91-44-22545573

Academic Background

  • Ph D., Structural Engineering,Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • M.E.,Structural Engineering, CEG, Anna University,Chennai ,Department Second Rank
  • B.E., Civil Engineering ,Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai,University Frist Rank Gold Medalist

Professional Background

  • Principal Scientist,CSIR- Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai, 20/10/2018 To Till Date
  • Senior Scientist,CSIR- Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai, 20/10/2012 To 19/10/2018
  • Scientist, CSIR- Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai, 20/10/2008  To 19/10/2012
  •  Junior Scientist, CSIR- Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai, 19/10/2004  To  19/10/2008

Areas of Scientific Interest

  • Analysis and design of power transmission line (TL) and communication and broad casting towers and tower like structures.
  • Upgradation, strengthening and retrofitting techniques of existing TL towers.
  • Full scale testing of TL and communication towers, masts, poles, guyed towers and mechanical strength test of insulators

Awards & Honours

  • Received Dr. M. Ramaiah Certificate of Merit for the technical paper published among the scientists of CSIR-SERC during 2008-2009 awarded on 26th September, 2009 by CSIR-SERC. “Analytical and experimental studies on 400kV S/C portal type guyed tower” published in International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, Vol. 9, No.4, pp 85-106.


  • N. Prasad Rao, R. Balagopal,  R. P. Rokade, S .J. Mohan, Schifflerised angle sections for triangular based communication towers, The IES Journal Part A: Civil & Structural Engineering, (2013), Vol. 6, No: 3,   pp 189-198.
  • R. Balagopal, N. Prasad Rao, R. P. Rokade, S. J. Mohan,Comparative studies on conventional monopole and Microwave Towers,Journal of Structural Engineering (JOSE), CSIR-SERC, (2012), Vol. 39, No: 4, pp 450 – 457.
  • N.Prasad Rao, R. Balagopal, P. Rokade, S .J. Mohan, Analytical and experimental studies on 400 and 132 kV steel transmission poles, International Journal of Engineering Failure Analysis,(2011), Vol 8,  No: 3,pp 1018-1029.
  • N. Prasad Rao, S .J. Mohan, R. P. Rokade, R. Balagopal, Analytical and experimental studies on 400kV S/C portal type guyed tower, International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, (2009), Vol 9, No:4, pp 85-106.
  • R. P. Rokade, S. J. Mohan, N. Prasad Rao, R. Balagopal, Development of methodology for refurbishment of transmission line tower foundation, Journal of Structural Engineering (JOSE), CSIR-SERC, (2008), Vol. 35, No: 1, pp 66 – 72.

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