Rajasekaran C

Designation: 

Assistant Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Professional Experience: 

Total: 13.5 Years
At NITK: 7.5 Years

Contact Details

E-mail: 

bcrajasekaran [at] nitk.edu.in
bcrajasekaran [at] gmail.com

Telephone: 

+91-824-2474000 Extn:3357

Mobile: 

+91 9449377540

Academic Background

Academic Background: 

  • Ph.D (IIT Madras), 2012 
  • M.Tech ( Pondicherry University), 2005 
  • B.Tech (Pondicherry University), 2003
Areas of Interest
  • Sustainable Concrete Materials
  • Concrete Technology
  • Geopolymer Concrete
  • Safety in Construction
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Quality Management
  • Coastal Hydrodynamics
  • Optimization in Civil Engineering
Supervision of Ph.D

Completed (2)

On-going (4)

Significant Publications
  1. Saha, S. and Rajasekaran, C.  (2020) "Strength and Shrinkage Properties of Heat-Cured Fly Ash–Based Geopolymer Mortars Containing Fine Recycled Concrete Aggregate", Journal of Testing and Evaluation, https://doi.org/10.1520/JTE20180799. (Advance online publication)
  2. Saha, S., Rajasekaran, C.,& Gupta, P. (2020). “Performance of eco-friendly mortar mixes against aggressive environments. Advances in Concrete Construction”, 10 (3), 237–245. https://doi.org/10.12989/ACC.2020.10.3.237
  3. Thanu, H.P., Rajasekaran, C.and Deepak, M.D. (2020) "Developing a building performance score model for assessing the sustainability of buildings", Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/SASBE-03-2020-0031.
  4. Saha, S., Shaik, N., and Rajasekaran, C. (2020). Volume Change Characteristics of Eco-Friendly Mortar Mixes Produced with Geopolymeric Binder and Recycled Fine Aggregate. Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 48 (1), 692-710. https://doi.org/10.1520/JTE20180316.
  5. Saha, S and Rajasekaran, C(2019) “Investigation on the Potential Use of Recycled Fine Aggregate to Produce Geopolymer Mortar Mix,” Advances in Civil Engineering Materials 8, no. 1 (2019): 1–17, https://doi.org/10.1520/ACEM20180084
  6. Yaragal, S.C., Basavana Gowda, S N and Rajasekaran, C. (2019) “Characterization and performance of processed lateritic fine aggregates in cement mortars and concretes “, Construction Building and Materials. 200, 10-25. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.12.072)
  7. Saha, S.and Rajasekaran, C. (2017) “Enhancement of the properties of fly ash based geopolymer paste by incorporating ground granulated blast furnace slag.” Construction & Building Materials, 146, 615- 620. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.04.139).
  8. Suman Saha and Rajasekaran, C. (2016). Experimental Studies on Strength Characteristics of Recycled Aggregate Concrete Produced with Portland Pozzolona Cement, Advances in Concrete Construction. 4(1), 27-35. (http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/acc.2016.4.1.027)

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. Thilak Kumar Y.T., Arpitha D., Sudarshan V.J., Rajasekaran C., Puttaswamy N. (2021) Constructive Scope on Implementation of Copper Slag as Replacement for Natural Fine Aggregate—An Overview. In: Narasimhan M.C., George V., Udayakumar G., Kumar A. (eds) Trends in Civil Engineering and Challenges for Sustainability. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 99. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-6828-2_20
  2. Resmy V.R., Rajasekaran C. (2021) Evolutionary Topology Optimization of Structural Concrete Under Various Load Cases. In: Singh R.M., Sudheer K.P., Kurian B. (eds) Advances in Civil Engineering. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 83. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-5644-9_27
  3. Arpitha D., Sudarshan V.J., Thilak Kumar Y.T., Rajasekaran C. (2021) Influence of Superplasticizers on Blended Cement and Their Effect on Flow Characteristics by Incorporating PGBS as Partial Replacement for Fine Aggregates. In: Singh R.M., Sudheer K.P., Kurian B. (eds) Advances in Civil Engineering. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 83. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-5644-9_35
  4. Arpitha D., Rajasekaran C. (2021) Influence of Copper Slag Properties on Behaviour of Cement Mortars and Concrete. In: Pathak K.K., Bandara J.M.S.J., Agrawal R. (eds) Recent Trends in Civil Engineering. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 77. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-5195-6_51
  5. Sudarshan V.J., Arpitha D., Thilak Kumar Y.T., Rajasekaran C., Puttaswamy N. (2021) Assessment on Performance of Steel Slag and Processed Granulated Blast Furnace Slag as an Alternative for Fine Aggregate—An Assertive Review. In: Narasimhan M.C., George V., Udayakumar G., Kumar A. (eds) Trends in Civil Engineering and Challenges for Sustainability. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 99. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-6828-2_21
  6. Thilak Kumar Y.T., Arpitha D., Sudarshan V.J., Rajasekaran C., Puttaswamy N. (2021) Study on Compatibility Issues and Flow Behavior of Copper Slag-Based Mortars. In: Singh R.M., Sudheer K.P., Kurian B. (eds) Advances in Civil Engineering. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 83. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-5644-9_59
  7. Sudarshan V.J., Arpitha D., Thilak Kumar Y.T., Rajasekaran C., Puttaswamy N. (2021) Investigations on Flow Characteristics of Mortars Using Partial Replacement of Fine Aggregates with Processed Granulated Blast Furnace Slag. In: Singh R.M., Sudheer K.P., Kurian B. (eds) Advances in Civil Engineering. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 83. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-5644-9_36
  8. Resmy V.R., Rajasekaran C. (2020) Topology Optimization of Concrete Dapped Beams Under Multiple Constraints. In: Dutta D., Mahanty B. (eds) Numerical Optimization in Engineering and Sciences. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 979. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-3215-3_5
  9. Thanu H.P., Kanya Kumari H.G., Rajasekaran C. (2019) Sustainable Building Management by Using Alternative Materials and Techniques. In: Das B., Neithalath N. (eds) Sustainable Construction and Building Materials. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 25. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-3317-0_51
  10. Saha S., Rajasekaran C. (2019) An Experimental Investigation to Determine the Properties of Fly Ash Based Geopolymers as per Indian Standards. In: Rao A., Ramanjaneyulu K. (eds) Recent Advances in Structural Engineering, Volume 1. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 11. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-0362-3_53
  11. Mahalakshmi G., Rajasekaran C. (2019) Early Cost Estimation of Highway Projects in India Using Artificial Neural Network. In: Das B., Neithalath N. (eds) Sustainable Construction and Building Materials. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 25. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-3317-0_59
  12. Saha S., Rajasekaran C., Vinay K. (2019) Use of Concrete Wastes as the Partial Replacement of Natural Fine Aggregates in the Production of Concrete. In: Pradhan B. (eds) GCEC 2017. GCEC 2017. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 9. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-8016-6_32
  13. Arjun S., Hemalatha T., Rajasekaran C. (2019) Partial Replacement of Steel Slag Aggregates in Concrete as Fine Aggregates (Induction Blast Furnace Slag). In: Das B., Neithalath N. (eds) Sustainable Construction and Building Materials. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 25. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-3317-0_69
  14. Basavana Gowda S.N., Rajasekaran C., Yaragal S.C. (2019) Strength Characteristics of Laterized Mortars Using Processed Laterite. In: Das B., Neithalath N. (eds) Sustainable Construction and Building Materials. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 25. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-3317-0_5
  15. Saha S., Rajasekaran C., More A.P. (2019) Use of Foundry Sand as Partial Replacement of Natural Fine Aggregate for the Production of Concrete. In: Das B., Neithalath N. (eds) Sustainable Construction and Building Materials. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 25. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-3317-0_6
  16. Muhammad Ramees Ali T.M., Rajasekaran C. (2019) Performance of Deep Excavation for an Underground Metro Station Constructed by Top-Down Method—A Case Study. In: Das B., Neithalath N. (eds) Sustainable Construction and Building Materials. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 25. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-3317-0_54
  17. Basavana Gowda S N, Rajasekaran, C. and Subash C Yaragal (2018) Significance of processing laterite on strength characteristics of laterized concrete, IOP Conf. Ser.: Mater. Sci. Eng. 431 082003 (https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/431/8/082003)
  18. Arpitha D, Rajasekaran, C. and Nagesh P. (2018) Investigations on compatibility of cement-superplasticizer interaction and its influence on mortar workability incorporating copper slag as fine aggregate, IOP Conf. Ser.: Mater. Sci. Eng. 431 082009 (https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/431/8/082009)
  19. Thanu, H.P. and Rajasekaran, C. (2018)Critical study on performance of building assessment tools with respect to Indian context, IOP Conf. Ser.: Mater. Sci. Eng. 431 082011 (https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/431/8/082011)
  20. Yajnheswaran B. , Akshay P.R. , Rajasekaran C. & Subba Rao (2015). Effect of Stiffness on Performance of Diaphragm Wall,  Procedia Engineering, 116, 343-349. doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2015.08.305).doi: 10.1016/j.proeng.2015.08.305
Achievements

·         Best paper Award - International Conference on Sustainable Construction and Building Materials, June 2018, Mangaluru.

·         ACCE-NIRMANA NIRVAHANE PURASKARA 2017, for the best M.Tech Thesis by B Kaushikunder my supervision.

·         Best Paper – Runner up - The PMI India Research and Academic Conference, IIT Delhi 2017.

·         Golden Paper Award (Best of Best paper) in 3i Conference 2016, Pondicherry University.

·         ACCE-NIRMANA NIRVAHANE PURASKARA 2015, for the best M.Tech Thesis by Suman Sahaunder my supervision.

·         Qualified in GRADUATE APTITUDE TEST IN ENGINEERING (GATE) - 2004 and having a score of 95.41 percentile and AIR 401.

·         Khirode Bose Award-2003 forBest Outgoing Student of Pondicherry Engineering College.

·         Government of Pondicherry Awardfor University Rank holder -2003.

·         Mrs.Lakshmi Kuppuswamy Memorial Award for good academic record 2001 – 2003.

·         First Rank Holderin the Civil Engg. Department, PEC for the years 2001- 2003.

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