Dr Lakshmikandhan K.N

Dr Lakshmikandhan K.N

Senior Scientist

CSIR-SERC
  • kandhan(at)serc(dot)res(dot)in
  • +91-44-22549175

Academic Background

  • Ph.D., Civil/Structural Engineering, 2010, College of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai (India), (Thesis title “ADVANCED STUDIES ON STEEL AND STEEL CONCRETE COMPOSITE SPACE STRUCTURES”
  • M.E, Structural Engineering, 2010, College of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai (India)
  • B.E, Civil Engineering, 1999, A. M. A. College of Engineering, Vadamavandal, University of Madras

Professional Background

  • Senior Scientist, CSIR-SERC, Chennai, 13 Sept. 2016 – Till Date
  • Scientist, CSIR-SERC, Chennai,13 Sept. 2010 - 12 Sept. 2016
  • Scientist Gr IV(1), CSIR-SERC, Chennai, 27 Nov. 2008 - 12 Sept. 2010
  • Design Lead, Unity India Limited, Chennai, 23 July 2008 - 26 Nov 2008
  • Design Engineer, The Structuralls, Chennai, 27 Dec. 2007 – 22 July 2008
  • Lecturer, St. Peters Eng. College, Avadi, 14 Aug. 2006 – 01 Nov 2007
  • Lecturer, Kumaraguru College of Engineering, Coimbatore,            03 Sept. 2003 – 05 Jan 2006
  • Full Time Research Scholar and Part Time Lecturer, CEG, Anna University, Chennai, July 2001 to Sep 2003

Areas of Scientific Interest

  • Steel, Concrete, Composite Structures
  • Repair and Rehabilitation
  • External pre-stressing – Bonded and un-bonded techniques
  • NDT, PDT, Durability and Service life enhancement of RCC Structures
  • Precast Lightweight Sandwich Wall, Roof Panels EPS infill
  • Precast Lightweight Sandwich Wall and Roof Panels Alternate infills
  • Quick Assembling and Anchoring of Building systems for immediate Occupancy
  • Ribbed Ferrocement panels, Lightweight and ultralight weight blocks
  • Development of multipurpose tension compensated percolation concrete slabs
  • Solid waste management and Reuse technologies

Awards & Honours

  • Platinum award for CSIR-800 project

Publications

  • KN Lakshmikandhan, R Senthil, AS Jayachandran, P Sivakumar (2010),"Parametric Studies on the Behavior of Steel and Composite Space Structures", International Journal of Space Structures 25 (3), 169-183, 2010
  • K. N. Lakshmikandhan, Sivakumar, R Ravichandran, (2013),"Damage Assessment and Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Beams", International Journal of Material and Mechanical Engineering Vol.2, No.2, pp. 34-42, 2013
  • K N Lakshmikandhan, P Sivakumar, R Ravichandran, SA Jayachandran (2013), "Investigations on efficiently interfaced steel concrete composite deck slabs", Journal of structures, Hindawi, vol.2013, pp 1-10, https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/628759
  • S.Karthika, Lakshmikandhan K.N., P.Sivakumar, G.Dhinakaran, (2016)” Load deflection characteris-tics of sustainabl -e infilled concrete wall panels “,Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering,  Vol. 41, No.2, pp 451-460, https://DoI:10.1007/s13369-015-1674-1
  • R Manisekar, P Sivakumar, KN Lakshmikandhan (2014), "Experimental investigations on strengthening of RC beams by external prestressing", ASIAN JOURNAL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING (BUILDING AND HOUSING), Vol.15 No.3, pp.350-362
  • Lakshmikandhan KN, Harshavardhan BS, Prabakar J, Saibabu S (2017), "Investigation on wall panel sandwiched with lightweight concrete",  Materials Science and Engineering, IoP series, 225 (1), 012275, https://doi:10.1088/1757-899X/225/1/012275 
  • Manisekar R, P Sivakumar, KN Lakshmikandhan (2018),"Behaviour of distressed RC beams retrofitted by external prestressing using trapezoidal tendons", Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research, Vol. 77, September 2018, pp.520-524
  •  KN Lakshmikandhan, K Sivasubramanian, J Prabakar (2017),"Development of lightweight concrete infilled sandwich wall panel", Asian journal of civil engineering (bhrc), vol.18, No.8, pp. 1229-1240.
  • Lakshmikandhan K N, Senthil R, Arul Jayachandran S, Sivakumar S, and Ravichandran R            Study on the effect of concrete slab thickness on the behavior of steel space structures            INSDAG’s Steel in Construction, INSDAG, Vol.10, No.1, Jan 2009, pp 1-12.
  • Lakshmikandhan K N, Senthil R, Arul Jayachandran S, Sivakumar S, and Ravichandran R, Comparative study on steel concrete composite space structures, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 37, No. 3, August-September 2010 pp. 180–187
  • Lakshmikandhan K N, P. Sivakumar, R. Rravichandran,S. Aarul Jayachandran and R Senthil (2013-14),”Investigation on the Effect of Shear Connector in Composite Space Structures”, Journal of Structural Engineering _ Vol. 40,No. 5, pp. 466-476
  • Lakshmikandhan K N, Sivakumar P, Rravichandran R and Senthil R, (2014), Performance Evaluation of Passive Control Device for Efficient Steel Space Structures, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 40, No. 6, pp. 521-529
  • Sivakumar P, Lakshmikandhan K.N., and Rravichandran R. (2015-16), “ Development of novel ferrocement lightweight wall panels”, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 42, No. 5, pp. 1-5
  • Sivakumar P, Lakshmikandhan K.N., Sivasubramanian K. and Rravichandran R. (2017), “Novel precast ferrocement toilet core unit (ToCO)”, Master Builder, Sept.2017, pp. 1-6.
  • S. Saibabu, N R Joshuva, K. Saravana Kumar, Lakshmikandhan K.N. and P. Sivakumar (2016),”Finite element modelling of segmental model beam”, Indian concrete Journal, Vol.90, No.4, pp96-104
  • S Christi, K Sivasubramanian, V Venkatesan, KN Lakshmikandhan, P Sivakumar (2018), “Conditional assessment of a thin walled monolithic concrete structure”, The Indian Concrete Journal, Vol.92, No.9, pp. 25-35
  • S Grija, P Sivakumar, KN Lakshmikandhan, R Ravichandran,"Novel ferrocement light weight wall panels", International Journal of Applied Engineering Research vol.9 No.18, pp. 4645-4657
  • Joshuva NR, Saibabu S, Eapen Sakaria P, Lakshmikandhan KN (2014), "Finite element analysis of reinforced and pre-tensioned concrete beams", International journal of emerging technology and advanced engineering Vol.4, No.10, pp. 449-457
  • Lakshmikandhan K.N., P.Sivakumar, Linu Theresa Jose (2014), “Parametric study on development, testing and evaluation of concrete funicular shells”,  Int. J of Engg. and Innovative Technology, Volume 3, Issue 12, pp.183-191.

Patents / Copyrights

  • Lakshmikandhan K.N, Sivakumar P, Anny peter J, Balasubramanian S R, Sivasubramanian K and Jayabal C “Sandwich Wall Panels With Skin Connectors”, Application no- 1444/DEL/2015,  Patent Journal, vol.49/2016, pp. 74238
  • Sivakumar P, Anny peter J, Lakshmikandhan K.N, and Jayabal C “A CONCRETE LIGHTWEIGHT BLOCK AND A PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION THEREOF”, Application no- 3121/DEL/2015,  Patent Journal vol.13/2017, pp. 8599