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Dr. Gokulnath C
Assistant Professor
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  • B.E (Civil Engineering), College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University, 2007
  • M.Tech (Structural Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 2009
  • Ph.D (Structural Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 2018

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Palakkad (July 2020- Present)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (June 2019-June 2020)
  • Structural Engineer, Dar Al Handasah Consultants (Shair & Partners), Pune (2011-2013)
  • Structural Design Engineer, Francis Santiago and Associates, Chennai (2009-2011)



Refereed Journal Articles

  • C. Gokulnath and U. Saravanan, “Modeling the non-dissipative response of vulcanized unfilled rubber”, International Journal of Engineering Science, 148, p.103224, 2020
  • C. Gokulnath, Dara Varaprasad and U. Saravanan, “A three dimensional constitutive model for plain cement concrete”, Construction and Building Materials, 203, 456 – 468, 2019
  • C. Gokulnath, U. Saravanan and K. R. Rajagopal, “Representations for implicit constitutive relations describing non--dissipative response of isotropic materials”, Zeitschrift für angewandte Mathematik und Physik, 68(6), 129 – 143, 2017

Conference Proceedings

  • Gokulnath, C. and Saravanan, U., “Constitutive Modeling of Rubber Using a New Class of Elasticity Models." European Solid Mechanics Conference, Madrid, Spain, 2015
  • Gokulnath, C. and Saravanan, U., “A New Elastic Constitutive Relation for Plain concrete." Structural Engineering Convention, Chennai
Research Group

PhD. Students

1. Mr Sirajudheen (April 2021 - Ongoing), Area: Behaviour of composite structures


Research Area
Constitutive modelling
Continuum Mechanics
Finite element modelling
Experimental mechanics
Additional Information

Sponsored Projects

Project Title: Design and Development of Cost-Effective Floating-Solar Energy Generation Technologies and Infrastructure for Achieving Nearly Zero-Energy Villages

Sponsoring Agency:  DST under the scheme SERD-2019

Total budget: 154 lakhs (Approx)

Role: Co-PI