முனய்வர்  ராஜேந்திர பிதாம்பர் ரோகடே

முனய்வர் ராஜேந்திர பிதாம்பர் ரோகடே

மூத்த முதன்மை விஞ்ஞானி

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

Academic Background

  • PhD,  Civil and Structural Engineering, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar
  • M.E., Civil Engineering (Structures) ,SPCE, University of Mumbai, Mumbai
  • B.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 in various consultancy firms: Design of Multi-storeyed Residential and Commercial Buildings, Industrial Structures, Flyover Bridges, Transmission Line Towers and Foundations, Aug 1995 – May 2002

Areas of Scientific Interest

  • Steel Structures: Transmission Line Towers, Communication and Broadcasting Towers, Monopoles, Substations Structures, Guyed Masts etc.
  • Use of Cold-Formed Steel, Schifflerized Angles, Tubular and Square Hollow Sections and GFRP Pultruded Sections for Latticed Towers
  • Prototype Testing of Self Supporting and Guyed Towers and Monopoles
  • Emergency Retrieval System for Power Lines
  • Simulation of Broken Conductor/Ground Wire for Transmission Line System
  • Wind Load Modelling
  • Reliability Analysis, Risk Assessment
  • Fatigue Damage Assessment, Remaining Life Assessment
  • Repair and Retrofitting Techniques for Transmission Line

Awards & Honours

  • Received Sir, Arthur Cotton memorial prize for the best technical paper published in Journal of Institution of Engineers India (Series A) awarded on 27th December, 2019 during 34th Indian Engineering Congress, Hyderabad. Title of paper is “Experimental Investigation on strengthening of bolted connections in transmission / communication towers”, published in Journal of Institution of Engineers India (Series A), Vol. 99, pp 269-277
  • Received Dr. M. Ramaiah Certificate of Merit for the technical paper published among the scientists of CSIR-SERC during 2017-2018 awarded on 26th September, 2019 by CSIR-SERC. Title of paper is “Failure investigation of GFRP communication towers”, published in Engineering Failure Analysis, Vol. 79, Sep 2017, pp. 397-407
  • 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. Title of paper is “Analytical and experimental studies on 400 kV S/C portal type guyed tower”, published in International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, Vol. 9, No. 1, Mar 2009, pp. 85-106.
  • Received best paper award for the paper presented during National conference “Quest for Advances in Engineering”, (QACE’17) on 30 Mar 2017. Title of paper is “Stochastic finite element analysis of simple hip truss”.
  • Received best paper award for the paper presented during International conference “Advances in Civil Engineering and Chemistry of Innovative Materials”, 13-14 Mar 2014. Title of paper is “Reliability analysis of compression struts in lattice towers”.
  • Received best paper award during National conference “Quest for the Advancement in Civil Engineering”, (QACE’12), on 15 Mar 2012. Title of paper is “Experimental studies on tensile strength of gfrp plate specimen with bolted connections”.  

Recognition

  • Representing CSIR-SERC in various code committees 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
  • CED 7:6, Fabrication, Erection and Inspection of Steel Structures in general sub-committee
  • CED 7:1, Use of Steel in Overhead Line Towers and Switchyard Structures and Masts for Telecommunications and Flood Lighting Subcommittee
  • New Code of Practice on Isolated Steel Towers, Masts and Poles – Code of Practice

Membership Professional bodies

  • Fellow 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)

Publications

1. International Journal:

2. National Journal:

Patents / Copyrights

Patents:

  • 1.Provisional Patent -Temporary Support Structural System for Power Lines, NFNO - 0072NF2020/IN, Application No. 202011040975, Prov. Filing Date 21/Sep/2020
  • 2.Provisional Patent -Two Pin Gimbal Joint, NFNO - 0073NF2020/IN, Application No. 202011040976, Prov. Filing Date 21/Sep/2020