Sri Kalyana Rama J Assistant Professor Department of Civil Engineering

Dr. Sri Kalyana Rama J is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, Mahindra University. Previously he worked for Vignana Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, and BITS Pilani, Hyderabad. He successfully obtained his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani Hyderabad Campus, India. (2014-July 2018) His thesis: Proportioning of Self Compacting Concrete Mixes Based on Plastic Viscosity Approach-Experimental and Numerical investigations.

  • Education
    • Doctor of Philosophy, Civil Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani-Hyderabad Campus, India. (2014 - 2018)
      Thesis: Proportioning of Self Compacting Concrete Mixes Based on Plastic Viscosity Approach-Experimental and Numerical investigations
    • Master of Technology, Structural Engineering, V R Siddhartha Engineering College JNTU, Kakinada, India, India. (2010 - 2012)
      Thesis: Cylindrical Bending of Laminated Composite plates using finite element method
    • Bachelor of Technology, Civil Engineering, V R Siddhartha Engineering College, India. (2006 - 2010)
      Thesis: Study and Behavior of box girder bridges
  • Research

    Research areas:

    • Mix proportioning and fracture properties of Alkali Activated Concrete and Ultra High-Performance Concrete-Experimental and Numerical investigations.
    • Applications of fracture mechanics concepts to the design of RCC structures-Experimental and Numerical.
    • Assessing the failure and fragmentation of concrete structures using Concrete Damage Plasticity Model.
    • Low-cost base isolation techniques for masonry structures-Experimental and Numerical investigations.
  • Awards
    • Received an International Young Researcher Travel grant from International Association of Fracture Mechanics of Concrete Structures for attending FraMCoS-X : Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures, 23-26 Jun 2019, Bayonne France.
    • Nominated as one of the Jury members for Smart India Hackathon-2020, an initiative by AICTE and MHRD Innovation Cell, Govt. of India.
    • Best paper award for the topic “Evaluating the Performance of Nature Inspired Algorithms Using 52-bar Steel Truss Subjected to Dynamic Load “ at an International Conference & Exposition on Mechanical, Material and Manufacturing Technology(ICE3MT2020), October, 2020, Hyderabad, India.
    • Technical Committee Member, CCS: Early age and long-term crack width analysis in RC Structures, RILEM.
      • Team Lead-Numerical Simulations of early age cracking of concrete (Co-leading with Dr. Farid from ENS-PARIS-SACLAY, France)
      • Contributing member for 4 groups
    • Technical Committee Member, MPC: Mechanical Properties of Alkali Activated Concrete, RILEM
      • Team Lead-Fibre reinforced Alkali Activated Concrete (Co-leading with Dr. Arkamitra Kar, BITS Pilani-Hyderabad Campus)
      • Contributing member for 2 groups
    • Committee member for various National and International Conferences organized by reputed organizations in India and Abroad
  • Publications

    Refereed Journals

    • P. Varun Raj, P. Surya Teja, K. Sai Siddhartha, J.S. Kalyana Rama, (2021) Housing with low-cost materials and techniques for a sustainable construction in India-A review, Materials Today: Proceedings, Volume 43, Part 2, 1850-1855.
    • Kota, S. K., &Kalyana Rama, J. S. (2021). Impact of locally available sustainable materials on the overall economy of the construction sector–A review. Materials Today: Proceedings, 43, 1103-1109. 
    • Mounika, G., Ramesh, B., & Kalyana Rama J. S. (2020). Experimental investigation on physical and mechanical properties of alkali activated concrete using industrial and agro waste. Materials Today: Proceedings, 33, 4372-4376. 
    • Sistla, S., & Kalyana Rama J S. (2021). Evaluating the performance of nature inspired algorithms using 52-bar steel truss subjected to dynamic load. Materials Today: Proceedings, 38, 2464-2470. 
    • Chahmi Oucif, Kalyana Rama J S, Shankar Ram K, Farid Abed (2020), “Damage modeling of ballistic penetration and impact behavior of concrete panel”, Defence Technology. 17, 202-211.
    • Kalyana Rama J S, Shreyans Surana, Sridhar Raju (2020), “Role of lightweight materials of construction on Carbon Dioxide emission of a reinforced concrete building”, Materials Today: Proceedings, 27, 984-990., Elsevier.
    • Sai Kubair K., Kalyana Rama J S., Ramachandra Murthy A, “Strengthening RC Frames Subjected to Lateral Load with UHPFRC Using Damage Plasticity Model”, Earthquake and Structures. Vol. 17, No. 2 (2019) 221-232.
    • Kalyana Rama J S, Sivakumar M V N., Sai Kubair K., Vasan A., “Influence of plastic viscosity of the mix on properties of SCC with river and crushed sand”, Computers and Concrete. Vol. 23, No. 1 (2019) 37-47.
    • Kalyana Rama J. S., Sivakumar M. V. N., Vasan A., Sai Kubair K. and Ramachandra Murthy A. (2017). “Plastic Viscosity based mix design of SCC with Crushed Rock Fines”, Computers and Concrete, 20(4), pp.461-468.
    • George J., Kalyana Rama J S., Sivakumar M V N and Vasan A. (2017). “Behaviour of Plain Concrete Beam subjected to Three Point Bending using Concrete Damaged Plasticity (CDP) Model”. Materials Today: Proceedings, 4(9), pp.9742-9746.
    • Kalyana Rama J. S., D.R. Chauhan, Sivakumar M. V. N., Vasan A. and Ramachandra Murthy A. (2017). “Fracture properties of concrete using damaged plasticity model-A parametric study”, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 64(1), pp.59-69.
    • Chauhan, D. R., Tewani, H. R., & Kalyana Rama, J. S. (2018). Application of Principles of Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics for Concrete Structures: A Numerical Study. Applied Mechanics and Materials (Vol. 877, pp. 282-288). Trans Tech Publications.
    • Ranjit Patil, Ajinkya Naringe, Kalyana Rama J S (2018) " Novel Techniques for Seismic Performance of High-Rise Structures in 21st Century: State-Of-The-Art Review", IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, (Vol. 330, No. 1, p. 012126).
    • Bharat Reddy R, Sai Gopi Nihal, Taneja A, Kalyana Rama J S "Comparative Study on the Lateral load Resistance of Multi-storied Structure with Bracing Systems", Indian Journal of Science and Technology, Vol 8(36), DOI: 10.17485/ijst/2015/v8i36/87536, December 2015.
    • P Suresh, B Panduranga Rao, J S K Rama "Influence of diagonal braces in RCC multi-storied frames under wind loads: A case study", Volume 3, No 1, 2012, P.no 214-226, International Journal of Civil and Structural Engineering, ISSN   0976 – 4399.
    • Sri Kalyana Rama J, Panduranga Rao B "Strengthening of Plain and Reinforced Concrete plates using Fiber reinforced Polymer- Computational Approach", Volume 4, issue No 1,2013, P.No 47-55, International Journal of Civil and Structural Engineering, ISSN   0976 – 4399 .

    Book Chapters

    • Nidhi Sannametla, Kalyana Rama J S, “Seismic Response of UHPC Strengthened Reinforced Concrete Frame Using Concrete Damaged Plasticity Model” Advances in Structural Engineering, Volume 74, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Springer (Accepted).
    • Sai Krishna P, Kalyana Rama J S, "Influence of bracing systems on the seismic pounding of high-rise structures", Rao A., Ramanjaneyulu K. (eds) Recent Advances in Structural Engineering, Volume 2. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 12. Springer, Singapore, 2019.
    • Sai Kubair K, Kalyana Rama J S “Strengthening RC beams with Ultra High Performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete using Concrete Damage plasticity model - A Numerical study”, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis group.
    • J.S. Kalyana Rama, N. Reshmi, M.V.N. Sivakumar and A. Vasan, "Experimental Investigation and Numerical Validation on the Effect of NaOH Concentration on GGBS Based Self-compacting Geopolymer Concrete", Advances in Structural Engineering, Materials -Volume 3, Editor: Vasant Matsagar, Springer, ISBN: 978-81-322-2187-6, 2015, pp:1673-1686 (Indexed in SCOPUS).
    • J. S. Kalyana Rama, M.V.N. Sivakumar, A. Vasan, Chirag Garg and Shubham Walia, "A Review on Studies of Fracture Parameters of Self-compacting Concrete", Advances in Structural Engineering, Materials -Volume 3, Editor: Vasant Matsagar, Springer, ISBN: 978-81-322-2187-6, 2015, pp:1705-1712 (Indexed in SCOPUS).
    • J.S. Kalyana Rama and B.S. Grewal, "Evaluation of Efficiency of Non-destructive Testing Methods for Determining the Strength of Concrete Damaged by Fire", Advances in Structural Engineering, Materials -Volume 3, Editor: Vasant Matsagar, Springer, ISBN: 978-81-322-2187-6, 2015, pp:2567-2578 (Indexed in SCOPUS).

    Peer-reviewed Conference Proceedings

    • Ganta Mounika, Ramesh Bhaskar, Kalyana Rama J S, “Alkali Activated Concrete using Industrial and Agro waste-Mix proportioning and experimental investigation”, Structural Engineering Convention (SEC-2020), MNIT Jaipur, 17th to 19th December 2021. (Accepted).
    • Vamsi Krishna K, Kalyana Rama J S, Mohan S C, “Performance-Based Design of an irregular RC structure with and without supplemental damping”. Structural Engineering Convention (SEC-2020), MNIT Jaipur, 17th to 19th December 2021. (Accepted).
    • Pradeep Kumar V K; Sai Kumar A; Venkat P; Kalyana Rama J S, “Economical robust mix proportioning of self-compacting concrete mixes for quality control- A comparative study”, Structural Engineering Convention (SEC-2020), MNIT Jaipur, 17th to 19th December, 2021. (Accepted).
    • Saiteja Sistla, Kalyana Rama J S, “Cross section optimization of a planar truss subjected to various ground motions using SALP swarm algorithm”, 7th International Congress on Computational Mechanics and Simulation, December 11-13, 2019 at IIT Mandi, India.
    • Kalyana Rama J S, Ram Sagar M, Ramachandra Murthy A, “Fracture Mechanics based design of reinforced concrete structural Elements-Analytical and numerical study”, FraMCoS-X: Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures, 24-26 Jun 2019 Bayonne, France.
    • Ansuman Panda, Ginjala Venkata Ganesh, Shivaraj Panigavi, Chakravarthula Ajay Mani Teja, Uppari Ramkrishna, Kalyana Rama J S, Mohan S C, “Design of experiments for structural model updating of steel structure using dynamic testing”, International conference on Advances in Civil Engineering (ICACE), March 21-23, 2019, KL University, Vijayawada, India.
    • Saurabh J Patil, Himanshu Pal, Kalyana Rama J S, “Properties of Self-Compacting concrete with Alccofine, GGBS and Fly Ash-Plastic Viscosity Approach”, 5-8 March, 2019, UKIERI Concrete Congress, NIT Jalandhar.
    • Nidhi S, Shankar Ram K, Kalyana Rama J S, “Assessing Failure of concrete using CDP model-A Review”, Proceedings of the Conference on NEXT FRONTIERS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING: Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Bombay, 30 November-2018.
    • Nidhi S, Shankar Ram K, Kalyana Rama J S, “Application of Concrete Damage Plasticity model in strengthening the beam and column using UHPC and FRP-Numerical Study”, 19-21 December, 2018, The Eleventh Structural Engineering Convention, Jadhavpur University, Kolkata, India.
    • Aakash Reddy, Kalyana Rama J S, “Strengthening of shear deficient RC beams with CFRP and UHPC strips using damage plasticity model-A Numerical Study”, 19-21 December, 2018, The Eleventh Structural Engineering Convention, Jadhavpur University, Kolkata, India.
    • Nitesh Jain, Kalyana Rama J S, “Improving seismic response of high rise building using viscoelastic dampers”, 19-21 December, 2018, The Eleventh Structural Engineering Convention, Jadhavpur University, Kolkata, India.
    • Shreyans Surana, Kalyana Rama J S, Sridhar Raju, " Life Cycle Assessment of Buildings with Supplementary Materials ", ASCE India Conference Urbanization Challenges in Emerging Economies-Moving Towards Resilient Sustainable Cities and Infrastructure, December 12-14, 2017.
    • Kalyana Rama J S, Saikrishna Pallerla, Sivakumar M.V.N, Vasan.A, Ramachandra Murthy A "Parametric Study On the Influence of Cement Replacement Materials On the Rheology of Cement Paste Using Brookfield Viscometer” International Conference on Advances in Construction Materials and Systems (ICACMS-2017), 71st RILEM Week, IIT Madras, 2017.
    • H. R. Tewani, Kalyana Rama J S, "Parametric Study On the effect of the friction coefficients between laminae on the behavior of a laminated composite plate” Computational Science Symposium, IISC Bangalore, March 16-17, 2017.
    • Reeti Sarkar, Ranjit Patil, Kalyana Rama J S, "Influence of Wind and Earthquake on A Single Modification High Rise Structure in Four Metro Cities of India, REDECON-2016, Bangalore, November, 2016.
    • Stuti M., Varun K., Kalyana Rama J. S. and Ramachandra Murthy A "Numerical Studies on the Influence of Notch Depth and Location on the Natural Frequency of Indeterminate Beams", International Congress on Computational Mechanics and Simulation (ICCMS 2016) , July 2016, IIT Bombay.
    • George J., Kalyana Rama J. S., Siva Kumar M. V. N., Vasan A. and Ramachandra Murthy A.  "Influence of Notch to Depth Ratio on Fracture Process Parameters of Plain Concrete Beam Using Concrete Damaged Plasticity Model", International Congress on Computational Mechanics and Simulation (ICCMS 2016) , July 2016, IIT Bombay.
    • Manjeeth Kolli Venkata, Bharath Reddy Rondla, Sri Kalyana Rama J " A study on the impact of inhibiting factors on the efficiency of project management in construction industry", Industry Academia Conference on Construction Management (IACCM - 2015), Organised by NICMAR, Hyderabad in association with National Academy of Construction, Hyderabad, Dec 4-5, 2015.
    • Sarana Hasanth K, Vasan A, Kalyana Rama J S "Optimizing the strength characteristics of Self Compacting Concrete using ANN and Genetic Algorithm", UKIERI Concrete Congress 2015, NIT Jalandhar, Nov 2-5, 2015.
    • Sudheer K, Kalyana Rama J S, Muthu Lakshmi. K. , "Influence of Size Effect on Fracture properties of Concrete-Computational Approach", Proceedings of 5th International Congress on Computational Mechanics and Simulation, Research Publishing, ISBN: 978-981-09-1139-3, 2014, pp:1013-1021.
    • Meet Shah, Sri Kalyana Rama J., "Comparative study on the Behavior of Symmetric and Asymmetric Buildings Subjected to Seismic Load", Proceedings of National Conference on Recent Research Advances in Civil Engineering, B S Publications, ISBN:978-93-83635-36-8, 2015, pp:353-358.
    • G L Raviraj, Kalyana Rama J S., "Analysis of Moment Resisting Frames", Proceedings of National Conference on Recent Research Advances in Civil Engineering, B S Publications, ISBN:978-93-83635-36-8, 2015, pp:385-390.
    • Darshan Puajara, M Santosh Kumar, Kalyana Rama J S "Experimental study on the effect of Recycled Aggregates on the strength characteristics of GGBS based Geopolymer Concrete", UKIERI Concrete Congress 2015, NIT Jalandhar, Nov 2-5, 2015.
    • Ganbavale Mandar. P., Ankit Jain, Vasan A., and Kalyana Rama J S, "Sustainable design of RC building portal frame through CO2  emission optimization using Chuckoo search algorithm", Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Built Environment, Organized by School of Mechanical and Building Sciences, VIT, Vellore in associate with ASCE India Section, March 12-13, 2015.
    • Sri Kalyana Rama J, Siva Kumar M. V. N, Vasan A, Ritesh Reddy , "A Review on Influence of superplasticizers on the strength characteristics of Self- Compacting Concrete", International Conference on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure (ICSCI-2014), October 17-18,2014, IIT Hyderabad, pp:286-295.
    • J S K Rama, B Panduranga Rao, K Mohana Rao, V Balakrishna Murthy "Modeling of an infinitely long orthotropic laminate under cylindrical bending", International Congress on Computational Mechanics and Simulation (ICCMS 2012) , Dec 2012, IIT Hyderabad. 
    • J S K Rama,, B Panduranga Rao, K Mohana Rao, V Balakrishna Murthy "Modeling of an infinitely long orthotropic laminated plate under cylindrical bending" International Conference on Recent Advances in Mechanical Engineering (INCRAME 2012), April, Dr. M G R University, Chennai. 

    Magazines

    • Earth-friendly concrete, UDAAN Magazine, Jindal Steel Works (JSW), India
    • Robust Mix Proportioning of Self-Compacting Concrete Mixes - A Comparative Study, NBM&CW
       
  • Experience
    • Assistant Professor [July 2021 – Till Date], Department of Civil Engineering, Mahindra University.
    • Associate Professor [July 2019 – July 2021], Department of Civil Engineering, Vignana Bharathi Institute of Technology.
    • Visiting Faculty [January 2019 – July 2019], Department of Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus.
    • Lecturer/Assistant Professor [July 2013 – December 2018], Department of Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus.
    • Assistant Professor [Dec 2010 – June 2013], Department of Civil Engineering, V R Siddhartha Engineering College, Vijayawada.
    • Worked as a Faculty intern with Dr. A. Ramachandra Murthy, Senior Scientist and Project Leader (Computational Structural Mechanics Group) at CSIR-SERC (Structural Engineering Research Centre), Chennai for a period of two Months from May to July 2015.

    Guided 23 UG Thesis and 12 PG Dissertations 

  • Others

    Memberships:

    • Affiliate Member, The International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures (RILEM).  
    • Member, International Association of Fracture Mechanics of Concrete Structures.
    • Life Member, Indian Concrete Institute.
    • Life Member, Indian Institute of Bridge Engineering.
    • Member, International Association of Engineers.
    • Member, All India Council for Technical Skill Development.
    • Level 1 Member, Structural Extreme Events Reconnaissance (StEER) Network.
    • Member, Association for the International Development of Academic and Scientific Collaboration.