முனைவர் பாலகோபால்  இராஜ

முனைவர் பாலகோபால் இராஜ

முதன்மை விஞ்ஞானி

CSIR-SERC
  • CSIR-SERC , Taramani, Chennai – 600 113.
  • bala(at)serc(dot)res(dot)in
  • +91-44-22545573

Academic Background

  • Ph D., Structural Engineering,Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • M.E.,Structural Engineering, CEG, Anna University,Chennai ,Department Second Rank
  • B.E., Civil Engineering ,Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai,University Frist Rank Gold Medalist

Professional Background

  • Principal Scientist,CSIR- Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai, 20/10/2018 To Till Date
  • Senior Scientist,CSIR- Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai, 20/10/2012 To 19/10/2018
  • Scientist, CSIR- Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai, 20/10/2008  To 19/10/2012
  •  Junior Scientist, CSIR- Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai, 19/10/2004  To  19/10/2008

Areas of Scientific Interest

  • Analysis and design of power transmission line (TL) and communication and broad casting towers and tower like structures.
  • Upgradation, strengthening and retrofitting techniques of existing TL towers.
  • Full scale testing of TL and communication towers, masts, poles, guyed towers and mechanical strength test of insulators

Awards & Honours

  • Received Dr.M.Ramaiah Certificate of Merit for the technical paper published among the scientists of CSIR-SERC during 2017-2018 awarded on 26thSeptember, 2019 by CSIR-SERC, “Failure investigation of GFRP communication towers” published in Engineering Failure Analysis, Vol. 79, pp 397-407.
  • Received Sir. Arthur Cotton memorial prize for the best technical paper published in Journal of Institution of Engineers India (Series A) awarded on 27th December, 2019 during 34th Indian Engineering Congress, Hyderabad, “Experimental investigation on strengthening of bolted connections in transmission / communication towers”, Vol. 99, pp 269-277.
  • Received Dr. M. Ramaiah Certificate of Merit for the technical paper published among the scientists of CSIR-SERC during 2008-2009 awarded on 26th September, 2009 by CSIR-SERC. “Analytical and experimental studies on 400kV S/C portal type guyed tower” published in International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, Vol. 9, No.4, pp 85-106.

Publications

  • R. Balagopal, N. Prasad Rao and R. P. Rokade, Investigation on Buckling Behaviour of GFRP Angle Sections with Bolted Connections in Lattice Towers, Journal of Institution of Engineers India (Series A) (2020), Vol. 101, pp 327–342
  • N. Prasad Rao, R. Balagopal and R. P. Rokade, Buckling Behaviour of Schifflerized Angle Sections, Journal of Institution of Engineers India (Series A) (2020), Vol. 101, pp 233–246.
  • R. Balagopal, Ananth Ramaswamy, G.S. Palani, N. Prasad Rao, Simplified bolted connection model for analysis of transmission line towers, Structures -Elsevier (2020), Vol 27, pp 2114-2125.
  • R. Balagopal, N. Prasad Rao R. P. Rokade and P.K. Umesha, Studies on Strengthening Techniques for Existing Transmission Line and Communication Towers, Recent Advances in Structural Engineering Vol. 2 (Select Proceedings of SEC 2016) (2018) , Vol. 12, pp 639-648.
  • R. Balagopal, N. Prasad Rao and R. P. Rokade, Simplified model to predict deflection and natural frequency of steel pole structures, Journal of Institution of Engineers India (Series A) (2018), Vol. 99, pp 595 – 607.
  • R. Balagopal, N. Prasad Rao and R. P. Rokade and P K Umesha, Experimental investigation on strengthening of bolted connections in transmission / communication towers , Journal of Institution of Engineers India (Series A) (2018), Vol. 99, pp 269-277.
  • N. Prasad Rao, R. P. Rokade, R. Balagopal, Failure investigation  of GFRP communication towers, Engineering Failure Analysis (2017), Vol. 79, pp 397-407
  • N. Prasad Rao, R. Balagopal,  R. P. Rokade, S .J. Mohan, Schifflerised angle sections for triangular based communication towers", The IES Journal Part A: Civil & Structural Engineering, (2013), Vol. 6, No: 3,   pp 189-198.
  • R. Balagopal, N. Prasad Rao, R. P. Rokade, S. J. Mohan,Comparative studies on conventional monopole and Microwave Towers,Journal of Structural Engineering (JOSE), CSIR-SERC, (2012), Vol. 39, No: 4, pp 450 – 457.
  • N.Prasad Rao, R. Balagopal, P. Rokade, S .J. Mohan, Analytical and experimental studies on 400 and 132 kV steel transmission poles, International Journal of Engineering Failure Analysis,(2011), Vol 8,  No: 3,pp 1018-1029.
  • N. Prasad Rao, S .J. Mohan, R. P. Rokade, R. Balagopal, Analytical and experimental studies on 400kV S/C portal type guyed tower, International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, (2009), Vol 9, No:4, pp 85-106.
  • R. P. Rokade, S. J. Mohan, N. Prasad Rao, R. Balagopal, Development of methodology for refurbishment of transmission line tower foundation, Journal of Structural Engineering (JOSE), CSIR-SERC, (2008), Vol. 35, No: 1, pp 66 – 72.

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