Faculty Profile
 

Durgesh C. Rai
Professor

B.E.(HON), REC,Tiruchirapalli, India, 1989
M.Tech., University of Okalahoma Norman, USA, 1992
Ph.D., Universty of Michigan Ann Arbor, USA, 1996 

Room: Structural Engineering Lab
Phone: (91-512) 259 7717/6042
eMail: dcrai[AT]iitk.ac.in
Web: http://home.iitk.ac.in/~dcrai/

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Experimental seismic behavior of structures
  • Seismic evaluation and strengthening
  • Energy dissipation devices
  • Masonry and Steel-RC composite members

SELECTED AWARDS AND HONOURS

  • Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering, Since 2010.
  • Shah Family Innovation Prize of Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), USA, 2000
  • Young Engineer Award of Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), 1999 
  • Technical Textbook Award, All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi, 2004

SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  • Sahoo, D. R. and Rai, D. C., Seismic strengthening of non-ductile reinforced concrete frames using aluminum shear links as energy dissipation devices, Engineering Structures, Elsevier, vol. 32(11), 2010, pp.3548-3557 .
  • Nagaprasad, P., Rai, D. C. and Sahoo, D. R., Seismic strengthening of RC columns using external steel cage, Journal of Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, John Wiley, vol. 38(14), 2009, pp.1563 – 1586.
  • Sinha, P. and Rai, D. C., Development and performance of single-axis shake table for earthquake simulation, Current Science, Indian Academy of Sciences, vol. 96(12), 2009, pp.1611-1620.
  • Kaushik, H.B., Rai, D. C. and Jain, S. K., Effectiveness of Some Strengthening Options for Masonry-Infilled RC Frames with Open First-Storey, Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineering, vol. 135(8), 2009, pp.925-937.
  • Sahoo, D. R. and Rai, D. C., A Novel Technique Seismic Strengthening of RC Frame using Steel Caging and Aluminum Shear Yielding Device, Earthquake Spectra, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), vol. 25(2), 2009, pp.415-437.
  • Jain, S., Rai, D. C. and Sahoo, D. R., Post-Yield Cyclic Buckling Criteria for Aluminum Shear Panels, Journal of Applied Mechanics, American Society of Mechanical Engineering, vol. 75,  2008, 021015-1-8.
  • Rai, D. C., A Generalized Method for Seismic Evaluation of Existing Buildings, Current Science, Indian Academy of Sciences, vol. 94(3), 2008, pp.363-370
  • Rai, D. C. and Goel, S. C., Seismic Strengthening of Rocking-Critical Masonry Piers, Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineering, vol. 133(10), 2007, pp.1445–1452.
  • Sahoo, D. R. and Rai, D. C., Built-Up Battened Columns Under Lateral Cyclic Loading, Thin Walled Structures, Elsevier, vol. 45(5), 2007, pp.552-562.
  • Kaushik, H. B., Rai, D. C. and Jain, S. K., Stress-Strain Characteristics of Clay Brick Masonry under Uniaxial Compression, Journal of Materials Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineering, vol. 19(9), 2007,  pp. 728–739.

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