Mr Saravanan M

Mr Saravanan M

Senior Scientist

  • CSIR-SERC , Taramani, Chennai – 600 113.
  • saravanan(at)serc(dot)res(dot)in
  • +91-44-22544750

Academic Background

  • Ph. D. (IITM) – Ongoing
  • M.E. (Structural Engineering), 2006-2008, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai
  • B. E. (Civil Engineering), 2002-2005, Anna University
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering, 1999-2002, DOTE, Chennai

Professional Background

  • Senior Scientist, CSIR-SERC, (July 2016 – Present)
  • Scientist, CSIR-SERC, (July 2011 – June 2016)
  • Junior Scientist, CSIR-SERC, (June 2008 – June 2011)
  • Site Engineer, Sobha Developers, Bangalore (December 2005 to August 2006)
  • Project Engineer, Archit Builders Pvt. Ltd., Chennai (June 2005 to December 2005)

Areas of Scientific Interest

  • Seismic resilient structures
  • Hot rolled and cold formed steel structures
  • Finite element analysis
  • Performance based design
  • Fiber Reinforced Polymer composites

Awards & Honours

  • Received Certificate of Merit for the paper published during 2011-2012 from the Dr. Ramaiah Prize committee of CSIR-SERC
  • Received Dr. Ramaiah Prize for the best technical paper published during 2010-2011 from CSIR-SERC

Membership of Profession Societies

  • Indian Association for computational mechanics (IndACM) – Life Member
  • Indian Association for Structural Engineering (IASE) – Life Member


Publications in SCI Journals

  • Saravanan. M., Goswami. R. and Palani. G. S., (2021), “Energy dissipative beam-column connection for earthquake resistant moment frames”, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol. 176, Jan. 2021, 106428.
  • Saravanan. M., Goswami. R. and Palani, G. S., (2020), “Performance of special moment frame buildings with a new replaceable beam-column connection”, Indian Structural Steel Conference (ISSC 2020), 25-27, March 2020 – IIT Hyderabad, India
  • Saravanan. M., Goswami. R. and Palani, G. S., (2018), “Replaceable fuses in earthquake resistant steel structures: A review”, International Journal of Steel Structures, Volume 18, Issue 3 Page 868-879.
  • Saravanan. M., Marimuthu. V., Surendran. M., Prabha. P. and Palani. G. S. (2014), “Seismic characterization of cold formed steel pallet racks”, International journal of Earthquakes and Structures, Vol. 7 (6), December, 2014.
  • Prabha. P., Marimuthu. V., Saravanan. M., Palani. G. S., Lakshmanan. N. and Senthil. R., (2013), “Effect of confinement on Steel-Concrete Composite Light-Weight Load-Bearing Wall Panels under Axial Compression”, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol.81, pp.11-19,
  • Saravanan. M., Marimuthu. V., Prabha. P., Jayachandran S. A. and Datta, D. (2012), Experimental investigations on composite slabs to evaluate longitudinal shear strength’, International Journal of Steel and Composite Structures, Volume 13, Number 5, November 2012, pages 489-500.
  • Prabha. P., Jayachandran. S. A., Saravanan. M. and Marimuthu. V., (2011), “Prediction of the tensile capacity of cold formed angles experiencing shear lag”, Journal of Thin Walled structures, Vol.49, No.11, November 2011, pp.1348-1358.
  • Prabha. P., Marimuthu. V., Saravanan. M. and Jayachandran. S. A., (2010), “Evaluation of connection flexibility in cold formed steel racks”, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol.66, No.7, pp.863-872.
  • Saravanan. M., Jayachandran. S. A., Marimuthu. V. and Prabha. P., (2009), “Advanced analysis of cyclic behaviour of plane steel frames with semi-rigid connections, International Journal of Steel and Composite structures, Vol.9, August 2009, No.4, pp.381-395
  • Prabha. P., Rekha. S., Marimuthu. V., Saravanan. M., Palani. G. S., and Surendran. M., (2015), “Modified Frye-Morris polynomial model for double web angle connections”, International Journal of Advanced Structural Engineering, Springer-Open access, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 295–306, September 2015, DOI 10.1007/s40091-015-0100-y.

Patents / Copyrights

Patents filed

  • Saravanan, M., Goswami, R. and Palani, G.S., (2018) “Energy-dissipating replaceable fuse elements for steel beam-column connection”, National Patent application number. 201811047609, Dated: 17/12/2018.