डॉ  पब्बिसेट्टि हरिकृष्णा

डॉ पब्बिसेट्टि हरिकृष्णा

मुख्य वैज्ञानिक

  • CSIR-SERC , Taramani, Chennai – 600 113.
  • hari(at)serc(dot)res(dot)in
  • +91-44-22544826

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. (Civil Engineering), IIT Madras, 2010
  • M.E. (Structural Engineering), Anna University, 1991
  • B.E. (Civil Engineering), Andhra University, 1989

Professional Background

  • Current designation Senior Principal Scientist
  • Joined as Scientist Gr.IV(1) in May 1992 at CSIR-SERC, Chennai
  • Project Associate from May 1991 to May 1992 at IC&SR, IIT, Madras
  • Under UNDP Fellowship Worked in the area of Wind Engineering for about 5 months during Aug-Dec 1994 at:
    • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA
    • CSIRO, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
    • CSIRO, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

    Involved in the following types of Consultancy and Sponsored Research Projects:

    • Wind Energy Sector
      • Analysis, design and field testing of towers (lattice and cylindrical) supporting wind turbines of various types and capacities
    • Real-estate Sector
      • Wind tunnel testing of models of tall buildings
      • Proof-checking the design of tall buildings
    • Power Sector
      • Evaluation of design basis cyclonic wind speed for IGCAR, Kalpakkam site based on site specific historical wind speed data using extreme value distribution
      • Investigation of wind characteristics by meteorological measurements in IGCAR, Kalpakkam
      • Wind tunnel testing of models of chimneys, cooling towers and industrial coal sheds to evaluate wind induced loads
      • Proof checking the design of tall steel and RC chimneys
    • Tele-Communication Sector
      • Design of free-standing and guyed steel lattice towers

    Involved in the following Academic Activities:

    • Professor under AcSIR at CSIR-SERC, Chennai – M.Tech Programme on ‘Engineering of Structures’ and ‘Renewable Energy’
    • AcSIR Coordinator at CSIR-SERC, Chennai
    • Guided several M.Tech/B.Tech students’ thesis works.
      • Currently guiding 5 Ph.D scholars

    Life member of the following societies:

    “Indian Society of Wind Engineering”

    “Indian Meteorological Society”

    Member of the following BIS committees:

    Panel for Wind Loads, CED 37 BIS, IS: 875 (Part 3) – Alternate Member

    Panel for Loads other than Wind Loads, CED 37/P:3, BIS – Alternate Member

    Special Structures, CED 38:5 (Sub), BIS –Alternate Member

    Special Structures, CED 38:3 (Sub), BIS – associated in the revision of IS: 4998

    Served as a member of various Technical Committees of the following Organisations:

    • Satish Dhawan Space Centre – SHAR, Sriharikota
    • Andhra Pradesh State Housing Corporation Ltd., Hyderabad
    • National Institute for Wind Energy, Chennai

Areas of Scientific Interest

  • Wind Engineering
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Wind Energy
  • Random Data Processing
  • Data Mining

Awards & Honours

  • Received University Gold Medal from Andhra University in 1989.
  • As a team member received ‘A.S ARYA-UOR Disaster Prevention Award’ from University of Roorkee in 2000.
  • Member of the team which received ‘CSIR SHIELD FOR ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY’ from CSIR in 2000.
  • Guide to Ms. M. Keerthana, who received ‘Best Thesis (M.Tech) Award‘ from Indian Society of Wind Engineering in 2013.
  • Guide to Ms. Shilpa who received ‘Best Thesis (M.Tech) Award‘ from Indian Society of Wind Engineering in 2015.

       As a co-author of technical papers received the following awards:

  • Certificate of Special Mention under M. Ramaiah Award from CSIR-SERC in 1999.
  • Jai Krishna Medal from Institution of Engineers (India) Ltd. In 2001.
  • Best Experimental Study under Dr. M. Ramaiah Award from CSIR-SERC in 2003.
  • 2nd Best Paper Award from Indian Society of Wind Engineering in 2004.
  • M. Ramaiah Award from CSIR-SERC in 2004.
  • Certificate of Merit under Dr. M. Ramaiah Award from CSIR-SERC in 2006.


  • Venkateswarlu, B., Harikrishna, P., Selvi Rajan, S. and Satish Ram Kumar, ‘Stochastic gust response of microwave lattice towers’, Computers & Structures, Vol.52, No.5, 1994, pp. 1031-1041.
  • Harikrishna, P., Shanmugasundaram, J., and Gomathinayagam, S., ‘Use of computers and dedicated software for analysis of full-scale field measured data’, Journal of Structural Engineering (JoSE), Vol.23, No.1, April 1996.
  • Shanmugasundaram, J., Gomathinayagam, S., Harikrishna, P., and Lakshmanan, N., “Full-scale measurements of dynamic response of a lattice tower”, Book on ‘Structural Assessment – The Role of Large and Full-scale Testing’, published by E & FN Spon, London, U.K., July 1996, pp. 363.
  • Harikrishna, P., Shanmugasundaram, J., Gomathinayagam, S., and Lakshmanan, N., ‘Analytical and experimental studies on the gust response of a 52 m tall steel lattice tower under wind loading’, Computers & Structures, Vol. 70, No.2, January 1999, pp. 149-160.
  • Shanmugasundaram, J., Harikrishna, P., Gomathinayagam, S. and Lakshmanan, N., ‘Wind, terrain and structural damping characteristics under tropical cyclone conditions’, Engineering Structures, Vol.21, No.11, November 1999, pp. 1006-1014.
  • Shanmugasundaram, J., Arunachalam, S., Gomathinayagam, S., Lakshmanan, N. and Harikrishna, P., ‘Cyclone damage to buildings and structures – A case study’, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Vol.84, Issue 3, February 2000, pp. 369-380.
  • Gomathinayagam, S., Shanmugasundaram, J., Harikrishna, P., Lakshmanan, N. and Rajasekaran, C., ‘Dynamic response of a lattice tower with antenna under wind loading’, Journal of Institution of Engineers (India), Vol.81, CV 1, June 2000.
  • Harikrishna, P., Annadurai, A., Gomathinayagam, S. and Lakshmanan, N., “Full scale measurements of the structural response of a 50 m guyed mast under wind loading’, Engineering Structures, Vol.25, Issue 7, June, 2003, pp. 859-867.
  • Abraham, A., Harikrishna, P., Gomathinayagam, S. and Lakshmanan, N., ‘Failure investigation of microwave towers during cyclones – A case study’, Journal of Structural Engineering (JoSE), Volume 32, Issue 3, pp.147-157, August 2005, pp. 147-157.
  • Gomathinayagam, S., Harikrishna, P., Abraham, A. and Lakshmanan, N., ‘Bi-modal spectral method for evaluation of along-wind induced fatigue damage’, Wind & Structures, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp 255-270, July 2006, pp. 255-270.
  • Harikrishna, P., N. Lakshmanan and Devdas Menon, ‘Evaluation of force coefficients of 2-D square cyclinder using unsteady non linear k-e model’, Journal of Wind and Engineering (Indian Society for Wind Engineering), Vol. 6, No.1, January 2009.
  • Lakshmanan, N., Gomathinayagam, S.,    Harikrishna, P.,   Abraham, A., and Chitra Ganapathi, S., ‘Revisit of basic wind speed map of India with long term hourly wind data’, Current Science, Vol. 96, No.7, 2009, pp. 911-922.
  • Arunachalam, S., Lakshmanan, N., Ramesh Babu, G., Selvi Rajan, S., and Harikrishna, P., ‘Across-wind response of a circular chimney due to vortex shedding’, Journal of Structural Engineering (JoSE), Vol. 37, No. 6, February-March 2011, pp. 444-446.
  • Ramesh Babu, G., Selvi Rajan, S., Harikrishna, P., Lakshmanan, N., and Arunachalam, S., ‘Experimental determination of wind-induced response on a model of natural draught cooling tower’, Journal of Experimental Techniques, Vol. 37 (1), 2013, pp. 35-46.
  • Keerthana, M. and Harikrishna, P., ’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.
  • Selvi Rajan, S., Ramesh Babu, G., Chitra Ganapathi, S., Arunachalam, S., Harikrishna, P., Abraham, A. and Nagesh R. Iyer, ‘Evaluation of aerodynamic parameters for a cooling tower model’, Journal of Wind and Engineering (Indian Society for Wind Engineering), Vol. 10, No. 1, January 2013, pp. 24-36.
  • Balaji Rao, K., Anoop, M.B., Harikrishna, P., Selvi Rajan, S. and Nagesh R. Iyer, ‘Prediction of negative peak wind pressures on roofs of low-rise building’, International Journal – Wind and Structures, Vol. 19, No. 6, December 2014, pp. 623-647.
  • Mantri, V.A., Ashok, K.S., Saminathan, K.R., J. Rajasankar, J. and Harikrishna, P., ‘Concept of triangular raft design: Achieving higher yield in Gracilaria edulis’, Aquacultural Engineering, Vol. 69, November 2015, pp. 1-6.
  • Ashok, K.S., Harikrishnab, P., Gobala Krishnan, M., Saminathan, K.R., Monishaa, N., Malarvizhia, J., Veeragurunathan, V., Vaibhav    Mantria, and Rajasankar, J., ‘Does  orientation  of  raft  helps  in  augmenting  yield  during  lean period?:  A  case  study  of  Gracilaria  edulis  cultivation  in  open  sea  by vertical  raft  alignment  along  the  south-eastern  coast  of  India’, Aquacultural  Engineering, Vol. 74, 2016, pp. 186–197.
  • Sasikala, K., Harikrishna, P. and Thamarai Selvi, S., ‘Cloud technology module for aggregation of survey data of housing and buildings in coastal villages as per IS:15499 towards cyclone disaster mitigation’, Journal of Structural Engineering (JoSE), Vol. 43, No. 2, June-July 2016, pp. 133-141.

Patents / Copyrights

  • Copyright for ‘CSIR-SERC Equation‘ for computing normalized across-wind tip deflection (wind-induced response) of a reinforced concrete circular chimney due to vortex shedding. CSIR obtained a copyright for the said Equation, December 2010. Authors: S. Arunachalam, N. Lakshmanan, G. Ramesh Babu, S. Selvi Rajan and P. Harikrishna
  • Know-how/Technology on ‘Analysis, Designing and Structural Detailing of G+3 and G+1 Reinforced Concrete Building using EPS‘, transfered to M/s CTSPL, Hyderabad in 2015. Authors: Jolly Annie Peter, Selvi Rajan, S., Bharat Kumar, B.H., Harikrishna, P. and Vasudevan, K.