Dr Palani G.S

Dr Palani G.S

Chief Scientist & Head

CSIR-SERC
  • Tower Testing Research Station CSIR-SERC , Tirusulam, Chennai – 600 043.
  • pal(at)serc(dot)res(dot)in
  • +91-44-22545580

Academic Background

  • Ph. D. (Aerospace Engineering), 2005, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • M.E. (Structural Engineering), 1988, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore
  • B.E. (Civil Engineering), 1986, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore

Professional Background

  • Chief Scientist, CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre, April 2014-till date
  • Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre, April 2008-April 2014
  • Principal Scientist, CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre, April 2003-April 2008
  • Senior Scientist, CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre, April 1998-April 2003
  • Scientist, CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre, April 1993-April 1998
  • Junior Scientist, CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre, April 1989-April 1993
  • Research Fellow, CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre, April 1988-April 1989

Areas of Scientific Interest

  • Advanced finite element analysis
  • Computational Structural dynamics
  • Fatigue and fracture analysis
  • Steel structures analysis, design and testing including transmission towers

Awards & Honours

  • Certificate of Appreciation for Scientific Contribution as a Member of the CSIR-SERC Team which has won the “NGIS Corrosion Awareness Award” in the Category of Excellent Laboratory Award by NACE International Gateway Section for the year 2014
  • Best Paper award (IBC Medal-2010) for the paper entitled, “Innovative Construction Materials for sustainable development based on Biomimetics”, awarded by Indian Building Congress (IBC), New Delhi.
  • Raman Research Fellowship for carrying out R&D at Missouri Institute of Technology, Rolla, USA, awarded by CSIR during 2007-08.
  • Prof. A.K. Rao Gold Medal for the Best Ph. D. Thesis for the year 2004-05 in the Dept. of Aerospace Engg., Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Scientific Contribution as a Member of the CSIR-SERC Team which has won the 1999 CSIR Technology Prize for Engineering Technology for the development of Advanced Methodologies, Modelling Techniques and Software for Analysis and Design of Complex Structures
  • Awarded first prize among the papers in Engineering Applications Group at ANSYS India User’s Conference 2002, Bangalore
  • Adjudged as the best paper in the Impact Category at 2nd LS-DYNA India User’s Conference 2003, Chennai
  • Certificate of Special Mention for the Award of Dr. Ramaiah Prize, SERC, Chennai, 1999 & 2000.

Publications

SCI Publications during the last 5 years

  • M. Saravanan, Rupen Goswami and G.S. Palani (2021), Energy dissipative beam-column connection for earthquake resistant moment frames, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 176, 106428. (IF = 2.938)
  • Balagopal R., Ananth Ramaswamy, G.S. Palani, N. Prasad Rao (2020), Simplified bolted connection model for analysis of transmission line towers, Structures, Vol. 27, pp. 2114–2125. (IF = 1.839)
  • Bhuvaneshwari B., S. Vivekananthan, G. Sathiyan, G.S. Palani, Nagesh R Iyer, Prabhat K. Rai, K. Mondal and Raju Kumar Gupta, Doping engineering of V-TiO2 for its use as corrosion inhibitor, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Vol. 816, doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2019.152545. (IF = 4.65)
  • Surendran M., S. Natarajan, G.S. Palani, Stephane Bordas (2019), Linear smoothed extended finite element method for fatigue crack growth simulations,  Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol. 206, pp 551-564. (IF = 3.426)
  • Bhuvaneshwari B., Ramesh Srinivasagam, G.S. Palani, Mohanlal Dhasan and K. Mondal (2019), Enhancing the Corrosion Resistance Performance of Structural Steel via a Novel Deep Cryogenic Treatment Process, Vacuum, 159 (1), pp. 468-475. DoI: 10.1016/j.vacuum.2018.10.080 (IF = 2.906)
  • Saravanan, M., Rupen, G. and G.S. Palani (2018), Replaceable Fuses in Earthquake Resistant Steel Structures: A Review, Intl Jl of Steel Structures, 18(3), pp.868-879.  (IF = 0.873)
  • Prabha P., G.S. Palani, N. Lakshmanan, and R. Senthil (2018), Flexural Behaviour of Steel-Foam Concrete Composite Light-Weight Panels, KSCE Jl of Civil Engineering, Volume 22, Issue 9, pp 3534–3545. (IF = 1.428)
  • Cinitha A, Umesha. P.K., G.S. Palani and V. Sampath (2018), Compression behaviour of steel tubular members under simulated corrosion and elevated temperature, Intl Jl of Steel Structures, 18(1), PP139-152, 2018.  (IF = 0.873)
  • Surendran M., S. Natarajan, Stephane Bordas, G.S. Palani (2017), Linear smoothed extended finite element method, Intl Jl for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 112(12), pp 1733-1749.  (IF = 2.591)
  • Prabha P., Palani G.S., Lakshmanan, N. and Senthil R. (2017), Numerical simulation of steel-foamed concrete composite wall panels, Jl Constructional Steel Research, Vol. 139, 437-448. (IF = 2.509)
  • S. Ramesh, B. Bhuvaneswari, G.S. Palani, D. Mohan Lal, and Nagesh R. Iyer (2017), Effects on corrosion resistance of rebar subjected to deep cryogenic treatment, Jl of Mechanical Science and Technology 31 (1), pp. 123-132. (IF = 1.194)
  • Raghunathan, M.D., R. Senthil and G.S. Palani, (2017), On the tensile capacity of single-bolted connections between GFRP angles and gusset plates-testing and modelling, KSCE Jl of Civil Engineering, 21(6), pp. 2259-2272. (IF = 0.940)
  • S. Maheswaran, S. Kalaiselvam, G.S. Palani and Saptarshi Sasmal (2016), Investigations on the early hydration properties of synthesized β-belites blended cement pastes, Jl of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, DOI:10.1007/s10973-016-5386-x. (IF = 1.953)
  • S. Maheswaran, S. Kalaiselvam, S.K.S. Saravana Karthikeyan, C. Kokila, G.S. Palani (2016), β-belite cements (β-dicalcium silicate) obtained from calcined lime sludge and silica fume, Cement and Concrete Composites, Vol. 66, pp. 57-65.  (IF = 4.265)

Patents / Copyrights

  • Energy-Dissipating Replaceable Fuse Elements For Steel Beam-Column Connection, Patent Application No.201811047609 A, Aug 2020,  M. Saravanan,  G.S. Palani and Rupen Goswami.
  • LIFE++ : Remaining life prediction software, Copyright SW-2685/2006, Apr. 2006,  A. Rama Chandra Murthy, G.S. Palani and Nagesh R. Iyer
  • FINEART : Software for FINite Element analysis of structures using Adaptive Refinement Techniques, Copyright SW 1058/2003, Jan 2003,  Nagesh R. Iyer, J. Rajasankar, G.S. Palani and T.V.S.R. Appa Rao
  • GRANDEX : GRillage ANalysis and DEsign eXpert - Knowledge-based expert system software, Copyright SW-1059/2003, Jan 2003,  Nagesh R. Iyer, J. Rajasankar, G.S. Palani and T.V.S.R. Appa Rao
  • SerShell  : An expert system shell tool, Copyright SW-1060/2003, Jan 2003, Nagesh R. Iyer, J. Rajasankar, G.S. Palani and T.V.S.R. Appa Rao