Mr Rajendra Pitambar Rokade

Mr Rajendra Pitambar Rokade

Senior Principal Scientist

  • CSIR-SERC , Taramani, Chennai – 600 113.
  • rokade(at)serc(dot)res(dot)in
  • +91-44-22545588

Academic Background

  • PhD, (Pursuing), Structural Engineering, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, Chidambaram
  • B.E., Structural Engineering, SPCE, University of Mumbai, Mumbai
  • M.E., Civil Engineering, GECA, Dr. B.A. Marathawada University, Aurangabad
  • Diploma, Civil Engineering, GPA, Board of Technical Examinations, Bombay,

Professional Background

  • Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai, 24/05/18 – till Date
  • Principal Scientist, CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai, 24/05/11 – 23/05/2018
  • Senior Scientist, CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai, 24/05/2007 – 23/05/2011
  • Scientist, CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai, 24/05/2002 – 23/05/2007
  • Industry Experience, Design of Multi-storeyed Residential and Commercial Buildings, Industrial Structures, Flyover Bridges, Transmission Line Towers and Foundations, 1995 – 2002

Areas of Scientific Interest

  • Analysis, Design and Prototype Testing of Power Transmission Line Towers, Communication and Broadcasting Towers, Steel Monopoles, Substation Structures, Space Trusses,
  • Guyed Towers and Emergency Restoration System for Power Lines
  • Simulation of Broken Conductor Loads, Transmission Line System Analysis
  • Use of Cold-Formed Steel, Tubular sections, Square Hollow Sections, Schiflerized Angle Sections, GFRP Sections for Power Line Structures
  • High Wind Load Modelling,
  • Reliability analysis and Risk Assessment,
  • Remaining Life Assessment,
  • Refurbishment Techniques for Power Line Towers,
  • Sustainable Materials for Power Line Towers.

Awards & Honours

  • Merit Certificate for the best technical paper in 2009 for the paper titled “Analytical and Experimental Studies on 400kV S/c Portal type guyed tower”, published in the Int. Journal of “Structural Stability and Dynamics”, March, 2009


  • Alternate Member for Bureau of Indian Standards, New Delhi – CED 7:1 Use of Steel in Overhead line towers and switchyard structures and masts for telecommunication and flood lighting subcommittee

Membership Professional bodies

  • Life Member of The Institution of Engineers India (IEI)
  • Life Member of India Chapter of American Concrete Institute (ACI)
  • Life Member of Indian Concrete Institute (ICI)
  • Life Member of Indian Institution of Bridge Engineers (IIBE)
  • Life Member of The Indian Society for Wind Engineering (ISWE)
  • Life Member of Indian Association for Computational Mechanics (IndACM)
  • Life Member of Indian Association for Structural engineers (IASE)
  • Life Member of Institute for Steel Development & Growth (INSDAG)

Foreign exposure

  • Visited Russia on nomination from Ministry of Science and Technology, Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, for, “Exposure Visit of Senior/Middle and Junior Scientists to Russia”, during September 15-19, 2014 under the scheme “National Programme for Training of Scientists / Technologists working in Government Sector”.
  • Visited U.S.A., on nomination from CSIR-SERC, Chennai, to present paper in 21st International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures, at St. Louis, USA during October 23-26, 2012 under Supra Institutional Project (SIP 028)


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