J Vijaya Vengadesh Kumar


Assistant Professor Grade - II

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Professional Experience: 

• Total experience: 6 years 6 months
• Experience at NITK: 3 years
• Assistant Professor (Since September 2019), National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, India.
• Post-Doctoral Fellow (Projects) (June 2018 - September 2019), Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India.
• Research Fellow (August 2017 - June 2018), School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University Singapore, Singapore.
• Project Associate (May 2016 - November 2016), Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India.
• Engineering Consultant (Bridge Design) (July 2009 - May 2010), L&T Ramboll Consulting Engineers Ltd., Chennai.

Contact Details




+91-824 247 3165


+91 (0) - 824 247 4033


+91-97861 98855

Academic Background

Academic Background: 

• Ph.D. (Indian Institute of Technology Madras), 2016
• M.Tech. Structural Engineering (National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli, Trichy), 2009
• B.E. Civil Engineering (V.L.B. Janakiammal College of Engineering Technology, Coimbatore), 2007

Areas of Interest

Industrial Storage Racks, Design of Steel, Stainless Steel and Aluminium Structures, Hot-rolled and Cold-formed Steel Design, Connections, Buckling Behaviour of Thin-walled Sections, Torsion analysis, Structural Dynamics and Optimization, Bridge Engineering, Structural Health Monitoring

Significant Projects

1. Project Title: Influence of Perforation in Cold-Formed Steel Compression Member Design
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 2022 - 2024
Funding Agency: Craftsman Automation Limited., Coimbatore
Grant Type: CSR Fund
Total Budget: Rs.11,12,000/-

Supervision of Ph.D

Ongoing: 3
Completed: 0

Significant Publications

Journal Publications:
1) Yating Liang, Vijaya Vengadesh Kumar Jeyapragasam, Lulu Zhang and Ou Zhao (2019) “Flexural-torsional buckling behaviour of fixed-ended hot-rolled austenitic stainless steel equal-leg angle columns.” Journal of Constructional Steel Research., 154, 43-54.
2) Vijaya Vengadesh Kumar, J., and Arul Jayachandran, S. (2016). “Experimental investigation and evaluation of direct strength method on beam-column behaviour of uprights.” Thin-Walled Structures, 102, 165–179.

Conference Publications:
1) Kumar, J.V.V., Gupta, A., Harisanth, K.S., Jayachandran, S.A. “Influence of perforation pattern in direct strength method of upright design.” Proceedings of the Annual Stability Conference Structural Stability Research Council 2021, SSRC 2021
2) Vijaya Vengadesh Kumar, J., and Arul Jayachandran, S. (2013). “Direct strength method of design for concentrically loaded perforated rack columns.” The 10th Pacific Structural Steel Conference, R. J. Y. Liew and S. C. Lee, eds., Research Publishing, Singapore, 212–217.


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Prof. Subhash C. Yaragal,  Professor and Head
Department of Civil Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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