NameDr. R. Siva Chidambaram
Date of Birth30.06.1986
E-mailschidambaram [at] cbri.res.in
Present DesignationScientist & Assistant Professor (AcSIR)
DivisionAdvanced Structural Composites and Durability
Phone Numer01332-283223
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Educational Attainments

Degree / DiplomaMain SubjectUniversity/Institution with DistinctionCountryYear of Passing
B.ECivil EngineeringAnna UniversityIndia2007
M.EStructural EngineeringInstitute of Road and Transport TechnologyIndia2010
Ph.DEarthquake EngieeringIndian Institute of Technology RoorkeeIndia2016

Specialization

a) Main Area of SpecializationCivil, Structural and Earthquake Engineering
b) Sub-area of SpecializationPre-cast Joints; Pre-fab Structural Joints; Pre-cast Housings; Temp. Make Shift Structure, Foldable Structure; Digital Concrete for 3D Printing; Earthquake Resistant Design, Structural Dynamics ; Repair, Retrofitting and Strengthening of Structure, Corrosion Engineering; High Performance Materials ,High Performance Fiber Reinforced Composites ; Textile reinforced Mortar, Advanced Strengthening Measures

Countries visited in connection with higher studies, research training, employment and other scientific assignments:

Country visitedPurposeFromTo
SrilankaInt. ConferenceDec 2013Dec 2013
NepalReconstruction School Project WorkJuly 2018July 2018
NepalReconstruction School Project WorkJuly 2019July 2019
NepalReconstruction School Project WorkNov 2019Nov 2019

Journals – Published/Accepted Articles

  • Chidambaram, R. S., & Agarwal, P. (2019) Flexural Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Beams with High Performance Fiber Reinforced Cementitious Composites. Journal of South Central University,26(9),2609-2622
  • Chidambaram, R. S., & Agarwal, P. (2019) Shear Resistance Behavior of Geo-grid Confined RC Elements under Static and Cyclic Loading Structural Concrete. Current Science,Vol.117(2),260-271.
  • Chidambaram, R. S., & Agarwal, P. (2018) Performance Evaluation of Metallic and Synthetic Fiber Hybridization on the Cyclic Behavior of Exterior Beam-Column Joint, ASTM Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, Vol. 7 (1).
  • Chidambaram, R. S., Dadi, V. V. S. S. K., & Agarwal, P (2017) Seismic Retrofitting of Damaged Column of Buildings by using External Bolted Mechanical Couplers with and without FRP Confinement, The Master Builder, Vol.19,No.11, pp-32-36
  • Singh, B., Chidambaram, R. S., Sharma, S. & Kwatra, N. (2017) Behavior of FRP strengthened RC Brick In-filled Frames Subjected to Cyclic Loading. Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Vol. 16, No.5, pp-557-566.
  • Chidambaram, R. S., & Agarwal, P.(2017) Performance evaluation of innovative hybrid rebar coupler in reinforced concrete beams subjected to monotonic loading. Structural Concrete. DOI: 10.1002/suco.201700083
  • Raman Bharati, Chidambaram, R. S., and Naveen Kwatra, (2017), “Influence of Fiber Reinforced Concrete on Plastic Behavior on Exterior Beam Column Joint under Cyclic Loading”’ Procedia Engineering (Elsevier); Vol.173,No.3, pp. 1122 – 1129.
  • Chidambaram, R. S and Pankaj Agarwal, (2016) “Performance Evaluation of Geo-grid-Confined Beam-Column Joints with Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete under Cyclic Loading”, Journal of Testing and Evaluation (ASTM); Vol.44, No.1, pp.1-17.
  • Chidambaram, R. S and Pankaj Agarwal, (2015) “Seismic Behavior of Hybrid Fiber Reinforced Cementitious Composite Beam Column Joints”, Journal of Materials and Design (Elsevier); Materials and Design 86 (2015) 771–781
  • Chidambaram, R. S and Pankaj Agarwal, (2015) “Flexural and Shear Behavior of Geo-Grid Confined RC Beams With Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete” Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier); Vol. 78,pp-271-280.
  • Chidambaram, R. S and Pankaj Agarwal, (2015) “Inelastic Behavior of R.C Beams with Steel Fiber and Polymer Grid Confinement” The Indian Concrete Journal, Vol.89: pp-1-8
  • Chidambaram, R. S and Pankaj Agarwal, (2014) “The Confining Effect of Geo-grid on the Mechanical Properties of Concrete Specimens with Steel Fiber under Compression and Flexure” Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier); Vol.71: pp-628-637.
  • Chidambaram, K. R. S and Thirugnanam.G.S, (2012) “Comparative Study on Behaviour of Reinforced Beam-Column Joints with Reference to Anchorage Detailing”, Journal of Civil Engineering Research (Sci.acd.) Vol.2, Issue 4, pp 12-17.
  • Chidambaram, R. S and Thirugnanam G.S, (2010) “Protective Coating on Corrosion Resistance in Transmission Line Tower Foundations”, Int. Journal of Applied Engineering Research Dindigul, Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 1-16.

International Referred Conference Papers

  • Chidambaram, R. S and Pankaj Agarwal, (2019), Cyclic Behavior of Retrofitted Exterior Beam – Column Joint using Innovative Technique, International Conference of Rehabilitation And Retrofitting of Structures on 24-25 June, 2019, Mumbai
  • V.Naveen Kumar, Chidambaram, R. S and Pankaj Agarwal, (2019), Shear Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Beams Strengthened with Different FRP under Static Loading, International Conference of Rehabilitation And Retrofitting of Structures on 24-25 June, 2019, Mumbai
  • Tamilselvan, N., Chidambaram R.S and Karade, S. R. (2018) “Research on Failures of Precast Structures and Some Innovative Solutions”, National Seminar on Emerging Building Materials and Construction Technologies, New Delhi, pg.230-240.
  • Chidambaram, R. S and Karade, S. R. (2018) “Precast Concrete Element Connections, Issues and Innovative Solutions”, International Conference on Advances in Construction Materials and Structures, Roorkee, P.no A-156.
  • Raman Bharati, Chidambaram, R. S and Naveen Kwatra, (2016), Influence of Fiber Reinforced Concrete on Plastic Behavior on Exterior Beam Column Joint under Cyclic Loading, IMPLAST (2016), IIT Delhi, New Delhi
  • Chidambaram, R. S and Pankaj Agarwal, (2016), Effectiveness of Mechanical Rebar Coupler in R.C Beams under Monotonic Loading, International Seminar on “Emerging Building Materials and Construction Technologies, BMPTC, New Delhi.
  • V.Naveen Kumar, Chidambaram, R. S and Pankaj Agarwal, (2015), Performance Evaluation of RC Beam Strengthened with Different FRP, The 7th Asia Pacific Young Researchers and Graduates Symposium, University of Malaya, Malaysia.
  • Chidambaram, R. S and Pankaj Agarwal, (2015) “Innovative Application of Rebar Couplers in RC Structural Members under Static and Cyclic loading”, The 7th Asia Pacific Young Researchers and Graduates Symposium, University of Malaya ,Malaysia.
  • Chidambaram, R. S and Pankaj Agarwal, (2014) “Hysteresis Behaviour of Exterior Beam-Column Joint with High Performance Fiber Reinforced Cementitious Composites “The 6th International Conference of Asian Concrete Federation, Seoul, Korea.
  • Chidambaram, R. S and Pankaj Agarwal, (2014) “Inelastic Behavior of R.C Beams with Steel Fiber and Polymer Grid Confinement” Structural Engineering Convention 2014,New Delhi, India.
  • Chidambaram, R. S and Pankaj Agarwal, (2014) “Cyclic Behavior of Column Retrofitted using Coupler with and without External CFRP Confinement” 15th Symposium on Earthquake Engineering, IIT Roorkee, India
  • Chidambaram, R. S and Pankaj Agarwal, (2014) “Influence of High Performance Fiber Reinforced Cementitious Composites on Cyclic Behavior of Beam Column Joint” 15th Symposium on Earthquake Engineering, IIT Roorkee, India.
  • Chidambaram, R. S and Pankaj Agarwal, (2013) “Cyclic Behaviour Of RC Beams Confined with Geo-grid and Steel Fiber”, 4th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management, SECM/13/178, Kandy, Srilanka.

National Conferences

  • Chidambaram, R. S and Pankaj Agarwal (2018), Influence of Fiber Hybridization on the Cyclic Behavior of Exterior Beam-Column Joint, National Conference on “Advanced Structures, Materials And Methodology in Civil Engineering”November 03-04, 2018, NIT Jalandar
  • Tamilselvan, N., Chidambaram R.S and Karade, S. R. (2018) “Research on Failures of Precast Structures and Some Innovative Solutions”, National Seminar on Emerging Building Materials and Construction Technologies, New Delhi, pg.230-240.
  • Chidambaram, R. S and Karade, S. R. (2018) “Precast Concrete Element Connections, Issues and Innovative Solutions”, International Conference on Advances in Construction Materials and Structures, Roorkee. (Accepted)
  • Chidambaram, R. S and Pankaj Agarwal, (2014), “Static Behavior of Geogrid Confined RC Beam with Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete”, National Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure Development(NCSID),NITTTR,Chandigarh.
  • Chidambaram, R. S and Thirugnanam G.S, (2010) “Influence of Protective Coating on Corrosion Resistance in Transmission Line Tower Foundations”, Proceedings of National Conference on Modern Trends in Civil Engineering, organized by AC College of Engg & Tech, Karaikudi, Tamilnadu.

P.G Research Guidance

  • Effect of FRP Wrapping on Performance of RC Beam Behaviour
  • Punching Shear Behaviour of FRP Strengthened RC Two Way Slab
  • Influence of Fiber Reinforced Concrete on Strengthening and Retrofitting of Exterior B-C J
  • Influence of Grid Confinement on Axial Behaviour of RC Columns
  • Influence of HPFRCC on the Static / Cyclic Behaviour of RC Connections
  • Experimental Study on the Corrosion Behaviour of RC Elements with Grid
  • Experimental Evaluation of Retrofitting Technics for Seismic Damaged RC B-C Joints
  • Design and Development of Affordable Damper for Seismic Loading
  • Strengthening of Brick Masonry using Waste Plastic Grid
  • Strengthening of RC Elements using TRM
  • Corrosion Behaviour of RC Elements and Its Strengthening Measures
  • Development of Shear Strength Model of SFRC Elements

Ph.D Guidance

Strengthening and Retrofitting of RC Structures  – Ongoing (@ IIT Roorkee)

  • Scholar: K.V.Naveen Kumar
  • Supervisors: Prof. Pankaj Agarwal & Dr. R. Siva Chidambaram,

Study on Material Characterization, Structural Behaviour and Field Implementation of Pervious Concrete (Ongoing @ AcSIR))

  • Scholar: Nibir Pran Borah
  • Supervisors: Dr.Leon Raj J & Dr. R. Siva Chidambaram,

Achievements

  • Inventor of Grid Confined RC Elements Concept
  • Developed the In-Core Concept in Seismic Resistance
  • Patent on Retrofitting Technique
  • Patent on Seismic Resistant Precast Connections (Under Process)
  • Patent on Foldable House (Under Process)
  • Process Developed: 02 Nos.

 

Awards and Distinctions (including fellowships of the learned societies):.

Name of AwardAwarded byAwarded forYear
Best Technology AwardCSIR-CBRITechnology Development2020
IITR Heritage GrantIITR Heritage FoundationConference2013
MHRD FellowshipMHRDPh.D2011-15
PH.DIIT RoorkeePh.D Research2016

Professional Membership

  • Indian Society for Technical Education
  • Indian Society for Construction Materials and Structures
  • Precast Society of India
  • Executive Member in Indian Society for Construction Materials and Structures
  • Advisory Board Member in Various Courses/Conferences

Projects Worked

  • Performance Evaluation of SAIL EQR TMT Rebars with Enhanced UTS/YS Ratio (Sponsored by Steel Authority of India Ltd) Construction and testing of Full Scale R.C Beams under Static and Cyclic Loading.

Industrial Experience

  • Assistant Engineer, East Coast Construction and Industries Ltd, Chennai,2007-08

Academic Experience

  • Lecturer, Dept. of Civil Engg., Thapar University, till Nov.30/2016