Dr. Raghavan Ramalingam

Dr. Raghavan Ramalingam
1. Name: Dr. Raghavan Ramalingam
2. Designation: Assistant Professor
3. Office Address: C17, Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu 620 015.
4. Mobile (Optional): +91 - 99404 49658
5. Email (Primary): raghavanr@nitt.edu
6. Field(s) of Specialization: Steel structures, structural mechanics, stability of structures

Employment Profile

Job Title Employer From To
Assistant Professor National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli May 2018 Till Date
Assistant Professor Sastra University December 2016 April 2018

Academic Qualifications (From Highest Degree to High School):

Examination Board / University Year Subjects
M.S. + Ph.D. (Dual Degree) Indian Institute of Technology, Madras 2016 Structural Engineering
B.Tech National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli 2010 Civil Engineering

Academic/Administrative Responsibilities within the University

Position Faculty/Department/Centre/Institution From To
In-charge, structural engineering laboratory Civil Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli Feb 2019 Till Date
MIS, Time Table coordinator Civil Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli July 2019 May 2021
Board of Studies Civil Engineering Department, National March July 2020
Coordinator (B.Tech) Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli 2020  
Programme coordinator, M.Tech Structural Engineering Civil Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli June 2022 Till Date
Associate Dean Academic (UG-II) National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli March 2021 Till Date

Details of Academic Work

(I). Courses Taught

  • Advanced Mechanics of Solids,
  • Theory of Plates and Shells,
  • Steel Structures-II,
  • Mechanics of Solids-II,
  • Engineering Mechanics,
  • Strength of Material,
  • Basic Reinforced Concrete Design,
  • CAD Lab (UG & PG),
  • Metro Systems and Engineering,
  • Advanced Structural Analysis,
  • Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design,
  • Hydraulics and Fluid Machinery,
  • Theory of Elasticity and Plasticity.

(II). Projects guided at Postgraduate level (Past 3 years)

  1. Deflection of transmission line tower based on joint deformation - 2017
  2. In-plane compression behavior of steel profile sheets - 2017
  3. Numerical analysis of thin gusset plates in compression - 2019
  4. Buckling Analysis Of Cold Formed Steel Channel Section Columns With Longitudinal Stiffeners - 2019
  5. Post Buckling Strength Of Single Layer Domes Under Distributed Loading – 2019
  6. Behaviour of Gusset Plates Connecting Angle Sections in Compression – 2020
  7. Effect of Partial Closing of the Open Face of Cold-formed Steel Channel Sections– 2020
  8. Application of Generalized Beam Theory to Trapezoidal Profile Sheets – 2020
  9. Experimental and Numerical Study of Bolt Slip in Transmission Towers – 2020
  10. Sensitivity of reticulated systems to topological and material property deviations – 2021
  11. Failure of gusset plates connecting angle sections – 2021
  12. Generalised beam theory (GBT) for thin-walled sections – 2021
  13. Retrofitting of transmission line tower leg – 2022
  14. Failure analysis of gusset plate connections – 2022

Details of Major R&D Projects

Title of Project Funding Agency From To Status
Application of Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymers as Alternative to Synthetic Fiber Reinforced Polymers TATA Steel Advanced Materials Research Center June 2021 June 2022 Ongoing (Phase 2 subject to outcomes of Phase 1)

Participation in Workshops/ Symposia/ Conferences/ Colloquia /Seminars/ Schools etc.

Date (s) Title of Activity Level of Event (International/ National/ Local) Role (Participant/ Speaker/ Chairperson, Paper presenter, Any other) Event Organized by Venue
Nov 2019 AICTE Sponsored Faculty Development Programme on “Analysis and limit state design of structural steel work as per IS 1893:2016 and IS:800-2007 National Speaker AICTE GCE Salem
May 2020 Recent Advancements in Civil Engineering Challenges and Future Perspectives National Speaker ICI Shri Vishnu Engineering College for Women

Workshops/ Symposia/ Conferences/ Colloquia/Seminars Organized (as Chairman/ Organizing Secretary/ Convenor / Co-Convenor)

Title of Activity Level of Event (International/ National/ Local) Date (s) Role Venue
Open Steel Design and Graphics National Feb 2018 Coordinator SASTRA deemed University, Thanjavur

Invited Talks Delivered

Topic Date Inviting Organization
Research Trends in Transmission Line Tower Testing and Strengthening 26 May 2020 Shri Vishnu Engineering College for Women

Membership of Learned Societies

Type of Membership (Ordinary Member/ Honorary Member / Life Member) Organization Membership No. with Date
Ordinary Member Structural Stability Research Council -

Academic Foreign Visits

Country Duration of Visit Programme
Singapore October 2013 – 1 week Pacific Structural Steel Conference
Czech Republic March 2016 – 1 week International Conference on Structural Engineering, New Technologies & Methods
United States of America March 2022 – 1 week Annual Stability Conference

Publications

(A) Refereed Research Journals:

Author(s) Title of Paper Journal Volume (No.) Page numbers Year
Raghavan Ramalingam & S. Arul Jayachandran Postbuckling behavior of flexibly connected single layer steel domes Journal of constructional steel research 114 136-145 2015
Raghavan Ramalingam & S. Arul Jayachandran Computational framework for mimicking prototype failure testing of transmission line towers Engineering Structures 123 181-191 2016
Raghavan Ramalingam & S. Arul Jayachandran A computational method for the inelastic postbuckling of steel space structures with bolt slip International journal of structural stability and dynamics 17(4) 1750044 1-21 2017
B. Gayathri & Raghavan Ramalingam Joint stress based deflection Limits for Steel and composite structures 26(1) 45-53 2018
R.S. Priyanga & Raghavan Ramalingam In-Plane Compression Behaviour of Steel Profile Sheets International Journal of Steel Structures 19(1) 293-300 2019
Manoj Kumar, D. Alexpandiyan & Raghavan Ramalingam Effect of Partial Closing of the Open Face of Cold-Formed Steel Channel Sections Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series A volume 102 153-162 2021

(B) Conferences/Workshops/Symposia Proceedings

Date (s) Title of Activity Level of Event Role Event Organized by Venue
Oct 2013 Pacific Structural Steel Conference International Paper presenter National University of Singapore Singapore
Dec 2014 9th Structural Engineering Convention International Paper presenter IIT Delhi & CSIR-SERC Delhi
March 2016 International Conference on Structural Engineering, New Technologies & Methods International Paper presenter   Prague
March 2017 International conference on infrastructural issues in emerging economies National Paper presenter SASTRA University Thanjavur
December 2018 11th Structural Engineering Convention International Paper Presenter Jadavpur University Kolkata
November 2019 AICTE Sponsored Faculty Development Programme on “Analysis and limit state design of structural steel work as per IS 1893:2016 and IS:800-2007 National Speaker Government College of Engineering Salem
April 2020 Annual Stability Conference International Speaker Structural Stability Research Council Atlanta, USA (via Online due to COVID pandemic)
March 2022 Annual Stability Conference International Speaker Structural Stability Research Council Denver, USA

Project Details List

Ongoing Projects:

Sl. No Project Title Project Invigilator & Co PI Project Area Funding Agency
1 Application of Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymers as Alternative to Synthetic Fiber Reinforced Polymers PI: Dr. R. Manjula, Co-PIs: Raghavan R and Dr. G. Swaminathan Sustainable Materials TATA Steel Advanced Materials Research Center

Contacts Details

Dr. Raghavan Ramalingam

Assistant Professor

C17, Department of Civil Engineering

National Institute of Technology

Tiruchirappalli – 620 015

Tamil Nadu, India

Mobile : Mobile:+91-99404-49658

Email: raghavanr@nitt.edu