K S NANJUNDA RAO

Chief Research Scientist

Department of Civil Engineering

Indian Institute of Science

Bangalore 560 012, India

 

Phone: +91 80 2293 2527
09449826828 (Mobile)

Fax : +91 80 2360 0404

Email : ksn@iisc.ac.in

 

Education

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph D) in Structural Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. (1989‑1995)

Master of Engineering (M E) in Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Bangalore University, Bangalore, First class with Distinction. (1984‑1986)

Bachelor of Engineering (B E) in Civil Engineering, Bangalore University, Bangalore, First class with Distinction. (1978‑1983)

 

Details of Ph D

Title of the thesis: Elasticity solutions for thick orthotropic and laminated circular cylindrical shells.

Year of Award: 1995

 

Membership of Professional Bodies

Member, Indian Society for Non-destructive Testing.

 

 

Research Interests

 

Mechanics of Composite Plate and Shell Structures; Structural Masonry, Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures, Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Structures, Application of FRP in Civil Engineering, Low carbon building materials.

 

Teaching

 

I have been teaching UG, PG and Research students at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, since 1996. The subjects taught by me are given below;

 

Theory of Plates and Shells; Finite Element Method for Engineers; Advanced Concrete Design (Plain, Reinforced and Prestressed); Design of Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Structures; Seismic Analysis and Design of Structures; Experimental Methods in Structural Engineering, Natural hazards and their mitigation.

 

Guidance of students for research:

 

 

Degree

 

 

Status

 

Number of Students

Ph D

Awarded

Under Progress

 

5

2

 

 

M Sc (Engg.)/

M Tech(Research)

 

Awarded

Under Progress

 

 

3

1

 

M E Project

 

Awarded

 

 

7

 

 

Publications

         Referred Journals: 24

         Conferences/Symposia/Workshops: 21

         Technical reports and Edited Volumes: 4

         Books: 1

 

Professional Experience

 

         Chief Research Scientist, Department of Civil Engineering, IISc, Bangalore (August 2015 to date)

         Principal Research Scientist, Department of Civil Engineering, IISc, Bangalore (December 2004 to July 2015)

         Senior Scientific Officer, Department of Civil Engineering, IISc, Bangalore (December 1998 to December 2004)

         Scientific Officer Gr I, Department of Civil Engineering, IISc, Bangalore (December 1995 to December 1998)

         Scientific Officer Gr II, Department of Civil Engineering, IISc, Bangalore (October 1992 to December 1995)

         Scientific Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering, IISc, Bangalore (October 1986 to October 1992)

 

Awards & Recognitions

 

         ACCE NAGADI AWARD 2008 for Best Publication in Civil Engineering for the Book Alternative Building Materials and Technologies

         Subject expert, Board of Studies, Department of Civil Engineering,

National Institute of Engineering, Mysore.

         Subject expert, Board of Studies, Department of Civil Engineering,

B M S College of Engineering, Bangalore.

         Member, Academic council, National Institute of Engineering, Mysore.

         Member, Board of Appointments, National Institute of Engineering, Mysore.

         Member, Advisory Committee, Department of Civil Engineering, B M S College of Engineering, Bangalore.

         Member, Advisory Committee, Department of Civil Engineering, P E S Institute of Technology, Bangalore.

         Expert Member(IISc Nominee), Karnataka Building and other construction workers Board, Government of Karnataka

         Expert Member (IISc Nominee), Joint security review committee of Raj Bhavan, Government of Karnataka.

         Chairman, Works Advisory Committee, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore Centre, Bangalore (period: 2016-2018)

         Member, Buildings Works Committee, Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences, Bangalore.

 

Details of Publications

In Refereed Journals:

 

1.      B K Raghu Prasad, B R Srinivasa Murthy, A R Gopalakrishnan and K S Nanjunda Rao (1993), Damage assessment and rehabilitation measures for R C C sewage digester tank, Jl. of Structural Engineering, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp 83-90.

2.      K Chandrashekahar and K S Nanjunda Rao(1995), Static analysis of a long and thick orthotropic circular cylindrical shell of revolution, Journal of Archiv of Applied Mechanics Ingenieur Archive, Vol. 65, No. 6, pp. 425 436.

3.      K Chandrashekahar and K S Nanjunda Rao(1996), Analysis of a long and thick orthotropic circular cylindrical shell panel, Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, Vol. 122, No. 6, pp.575-579.

4.      K Chandrashekahar and K S Nanjunda Rao(1997), Approximate elasticity solution for a long and thick laminated circular cylindrical shell of revolution, Intnl. Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 34, No. 11, pp 1327 1341.

5.      K Chandrashekahar and K S Nanjunda Rao(1998), Static analysis of an infinite laminated cylindrical shell panel, Journal of Aerospace Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp 1-8.

6.      K Chandrashekahar and K S Nanjunda Rao(1998), Method of initial functions for the analysis of laminated circular cylindrical shells under axisymmetric load, Mechanics of Composite Materials and Structures: An International Journal, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp 187-201.

7.      K S Jagadish, S Raghunath and K S Nanjunda Rao (2002), Shock table studies on masonry building model with containment reinforcement, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 29, No. 1, pp 9-17.

8.      K S Jagadish, S Raghunath and K S Nanjunda Rao (2003), Behaviour of masonry structures during the Bhuj earthquake of January 2001, Proc Indian Academy of Sciences (Earth and Planetary Sciences) Vol. 112, No. 3, September 2003, pp 431 440.

9.      K S Gumaste, , B V Venkatarama Reddy, K S Nanjunda Rao and K S Jagadish (2004), Properties of burnt bricks and mortars in India, Masonry International, Vol.17, No.2,pp 45-52

10.  B. Saikia, J. Thomas, A. Ramaswamy and K.S.Nanjunda Rao (2005), Performance of hybrid rebars as longitudinal reinforcement in normal strength concrete, Materials and Structures (Rilem), Vol. 38, pp. 857 864.

11.  B.V.Venkatarama Reddy, Richardson Lal and K.S.Nanjunda Rao (2007), Enhancing bond strength and characteristics of soil-cement block masonry, Jl. Mats. In Civil Engg. (ASCE), Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 164-172.

12.  B.V.Venkatarama Reddy, Richardson Lal and K.S.Nanjunda Rao (2007), Optimum soil grading for soil-cement blocks, Jl. Mats. In Civil Engg. (ASCE), Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 139-148.

13.  K S Gumaste, K S Nanjunda Rao, B V Venkatarama Reddy and K S Jagadish (2007), Strength and elasticity of brick masonry prisms and wallettes under compression, Materials and Structures (Rilem), Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 241 253.

14.  Biswarup Saikia, Phanindra Kumar, Job Thomas, K S Nanjunda Rao and Ananth Ramaswamy (2007), Strength and serviceability performance of beams reinforced with GFRP bars in flexure, Construction and building materials, Vol.21, No. 8, pp 1709-1719.

15.  K S Jagadish, K S Nanjunda Rao, S Raghunath and Biswarup Saikia (2008), Improving seismic resistance of masonry buildings using containment reinforcement, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 34, No. 6, pp 406-411.

16.  B V Venkatarama Reddy, Richardson Lal and K S Nanjunda Rao (2009), Influence of joint thickness and mortar-block elastic properties on the strength and stresses developed in soil-cement block masonry, Jl. Mats. In Civil Engg. (ASCE), Vol. 21, No. 10, pp. 535-542.

17.  Sivakumar Babu G L, Amit Srivastava, Nanjunda Rao K S and Venkatesha S (2011) Analysis and design of vibration isolation system using open trenches, International Journal of Geomechanics (ASCE), Vol.11, No. 5, pp. 364 369.

18.  A S Guru Prasad, M Anitha, K S Nanjunda Rao and S Asokan (2011), Measurement of stress-strain response of a rammed earth prism in compression using fiber bragg grating sensors, International Jl. on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 376 387.

19.  K S Gumaste, K S Nanjunda Rao, B V Venkatarama Reddy and K S Jagadish, (2012)Compressive strength of storey height burnt clay brick masonry walls, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 38, No. 6, pp. 541-547.

20.  S. Raghunath, K.S. Nanjunda Rao and K.S. Jagadish (2012), Ductility of brick masonry beams with containment reinforcement, Journal of Structural Engineering, (SERC, Madras), Vol. 39, No.4, October-November 2012, pp. 399-408.

21.  K. S. Nanjunda Rao and G. S. Pavan (2014), FRP-Confined Clay Brick Masonry Assemblages under Axial Compression: Experimental and Analytical Investigations, Journal of Composites for Construction (ASCE), DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CC.1943-5614.0000525, [Print details-Vol.19, Issue 4, August 2015].

22.  G S Pavan and K S Nanjunda Rao (2015), Behavior of brick-mortar interface in FRP strengthened masonry assemblages under normal loading and shear loading, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (ASCE), DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0001388, Published online August 6, 2015.

23.  B V Venkatarama Reddy, V Suresh and K S Nanjunda Rao (2016), Characteristic compressive strength of cement-stabilized rammed earth, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (ASCE), DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0001692. Published online.

24.  G S Pavan and K S Nanjunda Rao (2017), Bending analysis of laminated composite plates using isogeometric collocation method, Composite Structures, Vol. 176, September 2017, pp. 715-728.

 

In Conferences, symposia and workshops:

 

1.      Prakash Desayi and K S Nanjunda Rao (1986), A Bibliography on Marine Applications of Ferrocement, Workshop on Ferrocement and Marine Applications, Institute of Coastal and Offshore Research, Visakapatnam.

2.      Prakash Desayi, K S Nanjunda Rao and Veerappa Reddy (1988), Experimental roofing with pre-tensioned ferrocement elements, Proc. 3rd Intnl. Conf. on Ferrocement, New Delhi, pp 405-413

3.      S Raghunath, K S Nanjunda Rao and K S Jagadish (2000), Studies on the ductility of brick masonry walls with containment reinforcement, Proc. 6th Intnl. Seminar on Structural Masonry for Developing Countries, Bangalore, pp 241- 246.

4.      K S Nanjunda Rao and K S Jagadish (2000), Ferro-cement: Materials and Applications, Proc. of the short term course on Alternative Building Methodologies for Architects and Engineers, Organised by Centre for Continuing Education, IISc, Bangalore, 6-16 November 2000, pp. 45 75.

5.      K S Jagadish, B V Venkataram Reddy and K S Nanjunda Rao(2000), Ferro-concrete roofing systems, Proc. of the short term course on Alternative Building Methodologies for Architects and Engineers, Organised by Centre for Continuing Education, IISc, Bangalore, 6-16 November 2000, pp.100 119.

6.      K S Jagadish, S Raghunath and K S Nanjunda Rao (2001), Behaviour of masonry structures during the Bhuj earthquake of January 2001. Intnl Conf. on Seismic Hazard with Particular Reference to Bhuj Earthquake of January 26, 2001. New Delhi pp. 141 143.

7.      Likhar Sushant Kumar, Ananth Ramaswamy and K S Nanjunda Rao (2002) Behaviour of GFRP reinforced SFRC beams in flexure and shear, Proc. Intnl. Conf. on Advances in Civil Engineering, Vol. 2, IIT Kharagpur, pp. 1151 1157.

8.      Biswarup Saikia, Phanindra Kumar, Job Thomas, K S Nanjunda Rao and Ananth Ramaswamy (2004), A study on performance of beams reinforced with GFRP bars Proc. Of the Intnl Conf on Fibre Composites, High Performance Concretes and smart Materials, 8- 10 Jan 2004, Chennai, pp 465-474.

9.      K S Nanjunda Rao, S Raghunath and K S Jagadish (2004), Containment reinforcement for earthquake resistant masonry buildings, 13th World Conf on Earthquake Engineering, 1-6 Aug 2004, Vancouver, B.C. , Canada.

10.  Jagadish K. S., Raghunath S, Nanjunda Rao K S & Saikia B (2007) Evaluation of seismic behaviour of masonry building models through shock table tests, Proc. Structural Engineers World Congress 2007, November 2-7, 2007, Bangalore, India.

11.  Raghunath S, Nanjunda Rao K S and Jagadish K S (2010), Response of full-scale walls subjected to out-of-plane soft impact loads, Proc. Of the 8th International Masonry Conference, 4 7, July 2010, Dresden, Germany.

12.  Joshi Amrut Anant, Pavan G S and Nanjunda Rao K S (2010), Shock table facility: Design and assessment of characteristics of table motion, Proc. of the Conference on infrastructure, sustainable transportation and urban planning, 18 20 October 2010, IISc, Bangalore.

13.  B V Venkatarama Reddy, S N Ullas and Nanjunda Rao K S (2010), Masonry mortars using iron ore tailings as fine aggregate, Proc. 12th International conference on non-conventional materials and technologies (IC-NOCMAT-2010), 21 23 September 2010, Cairo, Egypt.

14.  Ullas S N, B V Venkatarama Reddy and Nanjunda Rao K S (2010),Characteristics of masonry units from iron ore tailings, Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment (ICSBE-2010 13-14 December 2010, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

15.  K S Nanjunda Rao, B V Venkatarama Reddy and Maheshreddy Gade (2011), Strength and elastic properties of cement stabilized rammed earth, National Conference on Recent Developments in Civil Engineering, 8 & 9 April 2011, VVIET, Mysore (invited Key note paper)

16.  Joshi Amrut Anant and K S Nanjunda Rao (2012), Design and assessment of shock table facility for earthquake related studies: ISET Golden Jubilee Symposium, Department of Earthquake Engineering, IIT Roorkee, October 20-21, 2012, Paper No. D017, (Proceedings in CD and hence no page numbers available).

17.  G S Pavan and K S Nanjunda Rao (2014), Isogeometric analysis of shells with folds and intersections, 5th International Congress on Computational Mechanics and Simulations, 10-13 December 2014, SERC, Chennai, India, (Proceedings in CD and hence no page numbers available).

18.  Manju M A and Nanjunda Rao K S (2014), Response of RC framed buildings with masonry infills having openings under lateral loading, 5th International Congress on Computational Mechanics and Simulations, 10-13 December 2014, SERC, Chennai, India, (Proceedings in CD and hence no page numbers available).

19.  K S Nanjunda Rao, M Anitha and B V Venkatarama Reddy (2015), Dynamic behavior of scaled cement stabilized rammed earth building models, Proc of the First international conference on rammed earth construction, Perth and Margaret River, Australia, 10-13 February 2015, Publisher: CRC Press, pp 123-128.

20.  B V Venkatarama Reddy, V Suresh and K S Nanjunda Rao (2015), Specimen slenderness effect on compressive strength of cement stabilized rammed earth , Proc of the First international conference on rammed earth construction, Perth and Margaret River, Australia, 10-13 February 2015, Publisher: CRC Press, pp 163-166.

21.  G S Pavan and K S Nanjunda Rao (2016), Analysis of laminated composite plates using isogeometric collocation method, VII European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, 5-10 June 2016, Greece.

Books/Reports/Monographs:

 

1.      K S Jagadish, B V Venkatarama Reddy and K S Nanjunda Rao (2007), Alternative building materials and technologies, New Age International Publishers

2.      Prakash Desayi and K S Nanjunda Rao (1987), Studies on post-tensioned ferrocement roofing elements, DST-FC-RR11, pp.141.

3.      Prakash Desayi and K S Nanjunda Rao (1987), Experimental tenement with precast pre-tensioned ferrocement roofing elements, DST-FC-13, pp. 41.

4.      Ananth Ramaswamy and K S Nanjunda Rao (2002), Progress report on the project Experimental and analytical study on the behaviour of fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) composite reinforcements in plain and fiber reinforced latex modified concrete beam elements, Report submitted to Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, pp. 124.

5.      Proceedings of the National workshop on alternative building methods, Editors: K S Jagadish and K S Nanjunda Rao, Organised by Department of Civil Engineering, IISc, Bangalore, 16 18 January 2002, pp. 185.

Sponsored Research Projects:

Title

Funding Agency

Value (INR)

Duration

Investigators

Experimental and analytical study on the behaviour of fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) composite reinforcements in plain and fibre reinforced latex modified concrete beam elements.

Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India.

Rs.14,94,525/-

December 2000 to December 2003.

 

 

Prof. Ananth Ramaswamy

and

Dr K S Nanjunda Rao

 

Development and dissemination of roofing tiles from industrial and mine wastes.

 

Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India

Rs. 7,65,000/-

October 2002 to April 2005

Prof. B V Venkatarama Reddy and

Dr K S Nanjunda Rao

Shock table studies for earthquake resistant design of masonry buildings.

 

Karnataka Council for Technological Upgradation (KCTU), Joint venture of Govt. of India and Govt. of Karnataka.

 

Rs. 5,00,000/-

March 2004 to March 2006

Prof. B K Raghu Prasad and

Dr K S Nanjunda Rao

 

Assessment of seismic performance of reinforced masonry building models through shock table and shaking table tests

 

Centre for infrastructure transportation and urban planning (CiSTUP), IISc

Rs. 4,34,000/-

January 2010

to September 2011

 

K S Nanjunda Rao(PI)

&

R Ramesh Babu

(CPRI, Bangalore)

 

Strength and fracture properties of cement stabilized rammed earth and its application for structural walls

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

Rs.24,00,000/-

26 July 2011 to 25 July 2014

K S Nanjunda Rao (PI)

B V Venkatarama Reddy &

B K Raghu Prasad

 

Developing design guidance for rammed earth construction

Indo-French centre for the promotion of advanced research (IFCPAR)/ CEFIPRA

Rs.81, 52,000/-

December 2011 to December 2015

 

 

B V Venkatarama Reddy (Principal Collaborator- India)

K S Nanjunda Rao (Joint Collaborator- India)

J C Morel (Principal Collaborator- France)

S Hans (Joint Collaborator- France)

 

Retrofitting of masonry in compression, flexure and shear with FRP

 

 

 

Centre for infrastructure transportation and urban planning (CiSTUP), IISc

 

 

 

Rs.5,28,000/-

16 April 2012 to 16 April 2014

K S Nanjunda Rao (PI)

Developing earth based building products utilizing waste

UGC-UKIERI Joint research programme (UKIERI-III)

Rs. 20,80,000/- (First year grant released)

March 2017 to March 2019

B V Venkatarama Reddy (Principal Collaborator- India)

K S Nanjunda Rao and Prof. Monto Mani(Joint Collaborators- India)

Prof. Pete Walker (Principal Collaborator- UK)

Prof. Andrew Heath, Dr. Dan Maskell (Joint Collaborators- UK)

PI Principal investigator

 

Administrative and other responsibilities at Indian Institute of Science

 

                     Member, Council of Wardens, IISc Student Hostels (August 2008 to May 2012).

                     Convener, Structural Engineering Group, Dept. of Civil Engg, IISc (September 2008 to September 2010).

                     Faculty in-charge of Civil Engg. Department library (May 2007 to April 2009).

                     Member, Organizing Committee, 6th International Seminar on Structural Masonry for Developing Countries held during 11-13 October 2000, IISc

                     Member and Treasurer Workshop safety of nuclear power plant structures, held during 21 and 22 July 2001 at IISc.

                     Organizing Secretary, National workshop on alternative building methods held during 16-18 January 2002 at IISc

                     Member and Treasurer, Structural Engineering Convention (SEC 2005), held during 14 16 December 2005 at IISc.

                     Member, Organizing Committee, International Symposium on Earthen Structures held during 22 -24 August 2007, IISc

                     Member, Accommodation Committee, The IISc Centenary Conference, held during December 13 16 , 2008

                     Member , Advisory Committee on Purchase and Accounts, IISc

                     Member, Institute committee on Student affairs, IISc

                     Honorary General Secretary, Faculty Club, IISc, March 2007- April 2009

                     Member, Empowered committee for up gradation of sports facilities at Gymkhana, IISc.

                     Member, Contracts Management Cell, IISc.

                     Member, Project Management Group, IISc.

                     Member, Technical Advisory Committee, Centre for Campus Management and Development (CCMD), IISc

                     Member, Tender Subcommittee, CCMD, IISc