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Civil Engineering Ph.D Scholar

Supervisor: Ramancharla Pradeep Kumar

Name: Chenna Rajaram

Adderss:-

NBH: -124, IIIT Campus.
IIIT Hyderabad, Gachibowli,
Hyderabab 500 032.
Email:rajaram.chenna@research.iiit.ac.in

 

Area of Intrest & Research:

Structural Dynamics, Earthquake Engineering, Analysis and Design of Structures  

Research:

Numerical Modeling of Near Fault Ground Motions

Overview:

Since 1930s, strong ground motion networks have been established along the seismi cally active regions to understand the process of seismic activity. Ground motion records are very much useful for engineers to understand the behavior of structures. The ground motion simulations have also been used in conducting linear and nonlinear dynamic analysis of structures. Although, ground motions are very much common in earthquake engineering related studies, current strong motion databases (COSMOS, PESMOS, NGA, K-Net and KiK-Net etc) are still limited. To overcome the difficulties arising from the lack of strong motion data, either the ground motions obtained from other seismic regions are used or synthetic accelerograms are generated. The simulated accelerograms must have realistic energy, duration, and frequency content, representing the physical conditions of actual ground-motion time series. In order to get strong ground motion from either analytical or numerical procedures, one has to get clear idea about seismotectonic plates and faults.

Projects Undertaken:

Hazard Vulnerability Risk Assessment of Himachal Pradesh; Duration: 2013-2014 (Advisor: Ramancharla Pradeep Kumar, Professor, IIIT-H)

Vulnerability Assessment of Coastal Installation in Gujarat Region (Jettys, Light Houses, and Port Buildings); Duration: 2011- (Advisor: Ramancharla Pradeep Kumar, Professor, IIIT-H)

Publications:

Chenna Rajaram, Ajay Pratap Singh, Kapil Mohan, Bal Krishna Rastogi and Ramancharla Pradeep Kumar: "Vulnerability Assessment of Buried Pipelines: A Case Study", Journal of Frontiers in Geotechnical Engineering (FGE), Vol.**, No.** (In Press).

Chenna Rajaram and Ramancharla Pradeep Kumar: "Three Dimensional Pounding Analysis between Two Structures", Journal of Structural Engineering SERC-Chennai, Vol.41, No.4, pp. (In Press).

Chenna Rajaram, and Ramancharla Pradeep Kumar: "Vulnerability Assessment of Coastal Structure: A Study on Port Buildings", International Journal of Education and Applied Research, Vol.4, Special Issue No.2, 2014, pp.9-15.

Chenna Rajaram, and Ramancharla Pradeep Kumar: "Generation of Synthetic Accelerogram of 16th April 2013, Iran-Pakistan Border Earthquake Using Semi-empirical Approach", Proc. 3rd Annual Convension on Earth Science - The Future Challenges, Institute of Seismological Research (ISR), Gujarat 2014, India.

Chenna Rajaram, Ajay Pratap Singh, Ramancharla Pradeep Kumar and Bal Krishna Rastogi: "Vulnerability Assessment of Kandla Port Building", Proc. 3rd Annual Convension on Earth Science - The Future Challenges, Institute of Seismological Research (ISR), Gujarat 2014, India.

Mohammad Ahmed Hussain, Chenna Rajaram, and Ramancharla Pradeep Kumar: "Study on the Correlation between Shear and Rupture Wave Velocity of Chandigarh Fault", Proc. International Workshop on Geospatial Data for Disaster and Risk Reduction, Indian National Center for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad, 2013, India.

Chenna Rajaram, Ajay Pratap Singh, Ramancharla Pradeep Kumar and Bal Krishna Rastogi., ”A Study on Comparison between Real and Synthetic Ground Motions of Ut tarkashi Earthquake”, Proc. 2nd International Symposium on Advances in Earthquake Science (AES), Institute of Seismological Research (ISR), Gujarat 2013, India.

Chenna Rajaram and Ramancharla Pradeep Kumar., ”Study on Impact Between Adjacent Buildings: Comparison of Codes”, Proc. 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (15WCEE), Lisbon, Portugal 2012, Paper ID: 420.

Chenna Rajaram and Ramancharla Pradeep Kumar: ”Three Dimensional Modeling of Pounding between Adjacent Buildings”, Proc. 4th International Conference on Structural Stability and Dynamics, MNIT Jaipur 2012, pp 469-477.

Chenna Rajaram and Ramancharla Pradeep Kumar., ”Comparison of codal provisions on pounding between adjacent buildings”, International Journal of Earthscience and En gineering (IJEE), Vol.5, No.1, 2012, pp.71-79.

Chenna Rajaram, Bodige Narender, Neelima Satyam and Ramancharla Pradeep Kumar., "Preliminary Seismic Hazard Map of Peninsular India", Proc. 14th Symposium on Earthquake Engineering, IIT Roorkee 2010, pp 479-491.

Chenna Rajaram and Ramancharla Pradeep Kumar., ”Pounding between Adjacent Buildings: Comparison of Codal Provisions”, Indian Concrete Journal (ICJ), Vol.86, No.8, 2012, pp.49-59.

National/International Conference:

National Conference on RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING AND CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY on January 24-26th 2014 at Sir CRR Engineering College, Eluru, AP.

3rd International Symposium on ADVANCES IN EARTHQUAKE SCIENCE on January 4-6th 2014 at ISR, Gujarat.

Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) on November 21-22nd 2013 at Hyderabad, India.

International School on Use of e-infrastructures for Advanced Seismic Hazard Assessment in Indian Subcontinent on Feb 4-7th 2013 at ISR, Gujarat.

2nd International Symposium on ADVANCES IN EARTHQUAKE SCIENCE on Feb 1-2nd 2013 at ISR, Gujarat.

15th World Conference on EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING on Sep 24-28th 2012 at Lisbon, Portugal.

Workshop on LISBON IN MOTION on Sep 20-23rd 2012 at Lisbon, Portugal.

4th International Conference on STRUCTURAL STABILITY & DYNAMICS on Jan 4-6th 2012 at MNIT-Jaipur, Jaipur.

National seminar on ADVANCES IN FLOOD & CYCLONEFORECASTING IN INDIA on Nov 10-11th 2011 at MCRHRD, Hyderabad.

NICEE seminar on EARTHQUAKE PROTECTION OF BUILDINGS IN INDIA on Sep 2-3rd 2011 at IIIT-Hyderabad, Hyderabad.

14th Symposium on EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING on Dec 17-19th 2010 at IIT-Roorkee, Roorkee.

National Seminar on SEISMIC SAFETY OF CONCRETE GRAVITY DAMS on Feb 27th 2009 at New Delhi.

National Symposium on EARTHQUAKE SAFETY OF TALL BUILDINGS on Dec 16th 2008 at IIIT Hyderabad.

Memberships:

Indian Concrete Institute: LM 9479.

Shortcourses Conducted:

Short Course on "Earthquake Resistant Design of Buildings" 03-07 December 2013 (53 participants)

Short Course on ”Earthquake Resistant Design of Buildings” 16-20 July 2013 (25 participants)

Short Course on ”Earthquake Resistant Design of Buildings” 01-04 April 2013 (16 participants)

Short Course on ”Earthquake Resistant Design of Buildings” 03-07 December 2012 (32 participants)

Short Course on ”Earthquake Resistant Design of Buildings” 16-20 July 2012 (45 participants)

Short Course on ”Earthquake Resistant Design of Buildings” 15-17 March 2012 (72 participants)

B.Tech Projects Guidance:

Analysis and Design of Earthquake Resistant Multistorey Building (G+3) from NIT Suratkal, Suratkal, Karnataka

Analysis and Design of Earthquake Resistant Building (G+3) from VIF College of Engineering & Technology, Hyderabad

Static and Dynamic Analysis of a Multistoreyed Building from Bhaskar Engineering College, Hyderabad. 

Courses Taught:

Advanced Steel Design (Monsoon-2013, Spring-2013, 2014 2012)

Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design (Monsoon-2012)

Tutor:

Seismic Evaluation & Strengthening of Buildings (Monsoon-2012)

Earthquake Engineering & Disaster Management (Spring-2011)

Advanced Structural Analysis (Monsoon-2010, 2011)

Finite Element Method (Spring-2010)

Structural Dynamics (Monsoon-2009)

Advanced Steel Design (Spring-2009)

Guest Lectures:

A guest lecture on ”Earthquake Resistant Structures” at Sir C R Reddy College of Engineering, Eluru, AP, India, 2013.

A guest lecture on ”Disaster Management & Importance of Research” as a part of IN SPIRE (SEATS) - Internship Science Camp (MST, DST) at Ch.S.D.St.Theresas Autonomous College for Women, Eluru, AP, India, 2013.

A guest lecture on ”Earthquake Preparedness” to NAVODAYA SCHOOL PRINCIPALS and DEO’s at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Hyderabad, 2011.

A guest lecture on ”Earthquake Preparedness” to NAVODAYA SCHOOL PRINCIPALS at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Hyderabad, 2011.

A guest lecture on ”Earthquake Preparedness” to NAVODAYA SCHOOL TEACHERS at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Hyderabad, 2009.