डॉ एम.डी. रघुनाथन

डॉ एम.डी. रघुनाथन

प्रधान वैज्ञानिक

CSIR-SERC
  • CSIR-SERC , Taramani, Chennai – 600 113.
  • mdraghu(at)serc(dot)res(dot)in
  • +91-44-22545574

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

Awards & Honours

Publications

  • 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).
  •  Raghunathan, M. D., Senthil, R., and Palani, G. S., “Glass-Fiber Reinforced Polymer  Composite in Transmission Line Towers” Journal of Structural Engineering(Madras).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  •  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

Patents / Copyrights