Mr Gandhi P

Mr Gandhi P

Chief Scientist & Head

CSIR-SERC
  • CSIR-SERC Taramani, Chennai – 600 113.
  • pgandhi(at)serc(dot)res(dot)in
  • +91-44-22549138

Academic Background

  • B.E. (Civil), S.R.K.R. Engineering College, Andhra University, 1984
  • M.Sc. Engg. (Structures), Regional Engineering College, Rourkela, 1986

Professional Background

  • Chief Scientist and Head, Fatigue & Fracture Laboratory, CSIR - Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai.

Areas of Scientific Interest

  • Fatigue and fracture behaviour of structures and structural components including:
    • Offshore structures
    • Power plant structures
    • Automobile
    • Railways
    • Construction Sector
    • Steel Industry
    • Fracture Mechanics
    • Remaining Life Assessment.

Awards & Honours

  • Deputed to University College London, UK and University of Trondheim, Norway under United Nations Development Program Fellowship during 1993-1994.
  • Five of his technical papers have been awarded Dr. M. Ramaiah Prize for Best Technical Paper at CSIR-SERC and four papers have been awarded Certificate of Special Mention by CSIR-SERC.
  • “Fracture studies on carbon steel elbows having part‐through notch with and without internal pressure” technical paper was awarded Certificate of Merit for the best technical paper published by the Scientists of CSIR-SERC during the year 2015-2016.
  • "Ratcheting failure of pressurised straight pipes and elbows under reversed bending" technical paper was awarded Dr. M. Ramaiah Prize for the best technical paper published by the Scientists of CSIR-SERC during the year 2013-2014.

Publications

SCI Publications in the recent past

  • Ramachandra Murthy, A., Gandhi, P., Vishnuvardhan, S. and Sudharshan G., Crack growth analysis and remaining life prediction of dissimilar metal pipe weld joint with circumferential crack under cyclic loading, Nuclear Engineering and Technology, Vol. 52, No. 12, December 2020, pp. 2949-2957, Impact Factor: 1.846
  • Ramachandra Murthy, A., Pukazhendhi, DM., Vishnuvardhan, S., Saravanan, M. and Gandhi, P., Performance of concrete beams reinforced with GFRP bars under monotonic loading, Structures, Vol. 27, October 2020, pp. 1274-1288, Impact Factor: 1.839
  • Saravanan, M., Vishnuvardhan, S., Gandhi, P., Raghava, G., Khan, I. A., Bhasin, V. and Chattopadhyay, J., Fracture studies on carbon steel straight pipes having off-centered circumferential through-wall crack under finite compliance, International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, Vol. 182, May 2020, Article 104077, Impact Factor: 2.075
  • Krishnan, S. A., Nikhil R., Sasikala, G., Moitra, A., Shaju K. Albert, Bhaduri, A. K., and Lakshmana Rao, C., Vishnuvardhan, S., Saravanan, M., Gandhi, P. and Raghava, G., Evaluation of fracture resistance of AISI Type 316LN stainless steel base and welded pipes with circumferential through-wall crack, International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, Vol. 178, December 2019, 104008, Impact Factor: 2.075
  • Ramachandra Murthy A., Vishnuvardhan, S., Saravanan, M. and Gandhi, P., Relevance vector based approach for the prediction of stress intensity factor for a pipe with circumferential crack under cyclic loading, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, An International Journal, Vol. 72, No. 1, October 2019, pp. 31-41, Impact Factor: 2.804
  • Vishnuvardhan, S., Gandhi, P., Saravanan, M., Raghava, G., Gupta, S. K., Singh, P. K. and Bhasin, V., ‘Fracture studies on narrow gap welded SA 312 Type 304LN stainless steel straight pipes under quasi-cyclic loading, International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, Vol. 174, July 2019, pp. 32-41, Impact Factor: 2.075
  • Vishnuvardhan, S., Gandhi, P., Raghava, G., Pukazhendhi, DM., Saravanan, M., Suneel K. Gupta, Vivek Bhasin and Vaze, K. K., Quasi‐cyclic fracture studies on stainless steel welded straight pipes with circumferential through‐wall crack in the weld, International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, Vol. 149, January 2017, pp. 33‐42; Impact Factor: 2.075
  • Vishnuvardhan, S., Raghava, G., Saravanan, M. and Gandhi, P., Fatigue life evaluation of fillet welded cruciform joints with load‐carrying welds, Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, Vol. 69, No. 2, March 2016, pp. 585‐589; Impact Factor: 1.176
  • Saravanan, M., Vishnuvardhan, S., Gandhi, P., Pukazhendhi, DM., Raghava, G., Sahu, M. K., Chattopadhyay, J. and Dutta, B. K., Fracture studies on carbon steel elbows having part‐through notch with and without internal pressure, International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, Vol. 138, February 2016, pp. 19‐30; Impact Factor: 2.075
  • Mukhopadhyay, C.K., Jayakumar, T. Haneef, T.K., Suresh Kumar, S., Rao, B.P.C., Sumit Goyal, Suneel K. Gupta, Vivek Bhasin, Vishnuvardhan, S., Raghava, G. and Gandhi, P., Use of acoustic emission and ultrasonic techniques for monitoring crack initiation/growth during ratcheting studies on 304LN stainless steel straight pipe, International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, Vol. 116, April 2014, pp. 27‐36; Impact Factor: 2.075
  • Vishnuvardhan, S., Raghava, G., Gandhi, P., Saravanan, M., Sumit Goyal, Punit Arora, Suneel K. Gupta and Vivek Bhasin, Ratcheting failure of pressurised straight pipes and elbows under reversed bending, International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, Vols. 105‐106, May‐June 2013, pp.79‐89; Impact Factor: 2.075
  • Gandhi P., Saravanan M., Vishnuvardhan S., Pukazhendhi, DM., Raghava G., Sahu M. K., Chattopadhyay J., Dutta B. K. and Vaze K. K., Experimental fracture studies on carbon steel elbows with and without internal pressure, International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, Vols. 111‐112, November‐December 2013, pp. 262‐268; Impact Factor: 2.075
  • Saravanan, M., Gandhi, P., Raghava, G., Vishnuvardhan, S., Pukazhendhi, DM., Khan, I. A., Vivek Bhasin, and Vaze, K. K., Studies on the effect of compliance on fracture behaviour of carbon steel pipes with circumferential through‐wall crack, International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, Vol. 89, January 2012, pp. 67‐74; Impact Factor: 2.075
  • Vishnuvardhan, S., Raghava, G., Gandhi, P., Saravanan, M., Pukazhendhi, D.M., Sumit Goyal, Suneel K. Gupta, Vivek Bhasin and Vaze, K.K., Ratcheting studies on Type 304LN stainless steel elbows subjected to combined internal pressure and in‐plane bending, Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, Vol. 134, August 2012, pp. 041203/1‐10; Impact Factor: 1.182
  • Khan, I.A., Ahuja, P., Satpute, S., Khan, M.A., Bhasin, V., Vaze, K.K., Ghosh, A.K., Saravanan, M., Vishnuvardhan, S., Pukazhendhi, DM., Gandhi, P. and Raghava, G., Fracture investigations on piping system having large through‐wall circumferential crack, International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, Vol. 88, Nos. 5‐7, May‐July 2011, pp. 223‐230; Impact Factor: 2.075

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