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Dr. Sunitha K Nayar
Asst. Professor (Visiting)
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EDUCATION

  • Ph.D,  Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Chennai, India
  • M.Tech in Structural Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Calicut, Kerala, India
  • B.Tech in Civil Engineering, Calicut University, Kerala, India

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Research experience – 8.5 years @ IIT Madras
  • Teaching Experience – 8 years @ Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore (January 1999 till July 2009)
  • Industry Experience – 11 months

Awards and grants

  • Indian National Academy of Engineers (INAE) Innovative Student Projects Award 2016
  • Indian Concrete Institute (ICI) (Chennai Centre) – UltraTech Award – 2016 for Outstanding Thesis in the field of Concrete in Tamil Nadu (Category – Doctoral)
  • DST research grant under the Women Scientist Program in 2015

PUBLICATIONS

  • Over 16 refereed publications in the area of Fibre reinforced concrete (FRC)
  • Co-edited 4 volumes of the Proc. of International Conference ICACMS 2017, RILEM Publications

PARTICIPATION IN COMMITTEES AND BOARDS

  • Member, Indian Concrete Institute Technical Committee on FRC and Flooring 
Research
  • Ph. D thesis - Design of fibre reinforced concrete slabs-on-grade and pavements
  • Sponsored projects - 
    • Development, Characterization and Prototype Application of High Performance Fibre Reinforced Concrete
    • Indo-Italian collaborative project titled “Study of Self-Healing Ability of Advanced Fibre Reinforced Cement Based Materials” within the Executive Program of Scientific and Technological Cooperation between Italian Republic and Republic of India
  • List of research consultancy:
    • Performance of self-compacting concrete with materials from two geographical areas 
    • PERFORMANCE OF FIBRE REINFORCED CONCRETES WITH Fibraflex (FF20E0) FIBRES
    • Design specifications for flooring of assembly plant for air generators: Nacelle factory                                                                
Teaching
  • Undergraduate courses taught 
    •    Engineering Mechanics 
    •    Strength of Materials
    •    Engineering Drawing 
    •    Fluid Mechanics
    •    Environmental Engineering 
    •    Dynamics
    •    Basic Civil Engineering 
  • UG Board of Studies member and Arts Club Faculty Advisor @ Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Research Area
Physical and mechanical characterization of construction materials and systems
Characterization of special concretes
Fatigue characteristics of concrete
Long-term performance of FRC
Design of FRC systems
Modeling mechanical performance parameters for construction materials and systems
Additional Information
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List of Pubilcations
Description
  • Journal articles

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Nayar, S. K., and Gettu, R., (2017) Design Methodology for Fibre Reinforced Concrete Slabs-on-grade Based on Inelastic Analysis, Indian Concrete Journal, Vol. 91, No. 3, pp 26-36

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Nayar, S. K and Gettu, R., (2016) Benefits of Using Amorphous Metallic Fibres in Concrete Slabs-on-grade, RILEM Technical Letters, [S. l.], Vol. 1, Dec. 2016, pp. 122-128. ISSN 2518-0231. Available at: <https://letters.rilem.net/index.php/rilem/article/view/20/26>. Date accessed: 08 mar. 2017. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.21809/rilemtechlett.2016.20.

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Nayar, S. K., and Gettu, R., (2015), Synergy in Toughness by Incorporating Amorphous Metal and Steel Fibres, ACI Materials Journal, Vol. 112, No. 6, pp 821-827.

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Nayar, S. K., Gettu, R., and Krishnan, S., (2014), Characterisation of the Toughness of Fibre Reinforced Concrete - Revisited in the Indian Context, Indian Concrete Journal, Vol. 88, No. 2, pp 8–23.

 

  • Book chapter

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Nayar, S. K., and Gettu, R., (2016), A Comprehensive Methodology for Design of Fibre Reinforced Concrete Pavements, fib Bulletin 79, Fibre-reinforced concrete: From design to structural applications, pp 321-330.

  • Books edited

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Santhanam, M., Gettu, R., Pillai, R. G., and Nayar, S. K., (2017), Advances in Construction Materials and Systems Vol. 1-4 (Proc. of International Conference ICACMS 2017), RILEM Publications S.A.R.L., Bagnueux, France, (2008)

ISBN: 978-2-35158-190-2 SET

e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-191-9 (online version)

ISBN:978-2-35158-193-3 Vol. 1 Keynotes, 192 p.

ISBN: 978-2-35158-194-0 Vol. 2 Concrete, 662 p.

ISBN:978-2-35158-195-7 Vol. 3 Concrete suite, 644 p.

ISBN:978-2-35158-196-4Vol. 4 Others, 744 p.

 

  • Peer reviewed international conference articles (*Name indicates the presenter)

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*Nayar, S. K., and Gettu, R., (2016), Assessment of a Design Methodology for FRC Slabs-on-grade, Proceedings of BEFIB 2016, Ninth RILEM International Conference on Fibre Reinforced Concrete, Vancouver. Canada, pp 1369-1384

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*Gettu, R., and Nayar, S. K., (2015), A Design Methodology for Fibre Reinforced Concrete Slabs-on-grade, Proceedings of 27th Biennial National Conference of the Concrete Institute of Australia in conjunction with the 69th RILEM Week conference (Concrete 2015), Australia, pp 443-452.

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*Nayar, S. K and Gettu, R., (2014), A Design Methodology for Fibre Reinforced Concrete Pavements and Slabs-on-grade, Proceedings of 10thfib International Ph. D symposium, Quebec, Canada, pp 51-56.

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*Nayar, S. K and Gettu, R., (2014), A Comprehensive Methodology for the Design of Fibre Reinforced Concrete Pavements, Proceedings of Joint ACI-fib International workshop on FRC: From design to structural applications, FRC 2014, Montreal, Canada, pp 453-464.

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Nayar, S. K., and *Gettu, R., (2012), On the Design of Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete Pavements and Slabs-on-grade, Proceedings of BEFIB 2012, Eighth RILEM International Conference on Fibre Reinforced Concrete,, Guimarães, Portugal, 11 p.

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D’costa, G., *Nayar, S. K., and Gettu, R., (2011), Sustainability Assessment of Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete Pavements, Proceedings of the International conference on Structural engineering, Construction and Management, ICSECM 2011, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 15 p.

 

  • Peer reviewed national conference articles

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*Nayar, S. K., and Gettu, R., (2015), A Methodology for Designing Fibre Reinforced Concrete Pavements, Proceedings of 3rd Conference of Transportation Research Group of India, CTRG 2015, December 2015, Awarded the Best Poster in the conference poster presentation section.

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Nayar, S. K., and *Gettu, R., (2015), Performance of Concrete Reinforced with Combinations of Amorphous Metallic and Conventional Steel Fibres, Proceedings of 4th Asian conference on Ecstasy in concrete, ICI-ACECON 2015, October 2015, pp 21-28.

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*Nayar, S. K., and Gettu, R., (2012), On the Design of Fibre Reinforced Concrete Slabs-on-Grade and Pavements, Proceedings of the Conference on Fibre Reinforced Concrete – Global Developments, FIBCON 2012, Nagpur, February, pp 85-92.

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Nayar, S. K., and *Gettu, R., (2012), Characterization of Fibre Reinforced Concrete, Proceedings of the Conference on Fibre Reinforced Concrete – Global Developments, FIBCON 2012, Nagpur, pp 30-47.

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*Nayar, S. K., and Gettu, R., (2011), On the Toughness-Based Design of Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete Pavements, Proceedings of 1st Conference of the transportation research group of India, CTRG, Bangalore, India, 12 p.

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Nayar, S. K., D’costa, G., and *Gettu, R., Special concretes for Pavement Construction, National Workshop on Sustainable pavements: Practices, Challenges and Direction, October 2010, IIT Madras.

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*Nayar, S.K., Gettu, R., Aravind, T., Ajox, F. H., and Satheesh, B., Flexural Toughness Testing of Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete, Proceedings of Fourth CUSAT National Conference RACE 2010, India, pp 105-110. Awarded the best paper in the Structural Engineering section of the conference.

 

  • Technical Committee Recommendations (as a committee member)
    •    ICI-TC/01.1, Test Methods for the Flexural Strength and Toughness Parameters of Fiber Reinforced Concrete, ICI Technical Committee Recommendation, Indian Concrete Institute Journal, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2014, pp 39–43. – The test configuration, test procedure and reporting methods described in the guidelines are based on the characterization program done as part of my Ph.D dissertation.
    •    ICI-TC/01.2, Specifications for Reference Concretes to be Used for Evaluating Fibres for Concrete Reinforcement, ICI Technical Committee Recommendation.
    •    ICI-TC/01.3, Definitions, Specifications and Conformity Requirements for Steel Fibres to be Used as Concrete Reinforcement, ICI Technical Committee Recommendation.
    •    ICI-TC/01.4, Definitions, Specifications and Conformity Requirements for Polymeric Fibres to be Used as Concrete Reinforcement, ICI Technical Committee Recommendation.
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Sponsored Project
Description
    • Title of project: Development, Characterization and Prototype Application of High Performance Fibre Reinforced Concrete
    • Funding amount: Rs. 17,92,000/-
    • Funding agency: Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India
    • Duration of Project: 3 years
    • Mentor: Prof. Ravindra Gettu
    • Role: Principal Investigator
    • Starting Year: 2015
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Awards and Grants
Description
  • Indian National Academy of Engineers (INAE) Innovative Project Award (Doctoral Level) 2016.

 

  • Indian Concrete Institute (ICI) (Chennai Centre) – UltraTech Award – 2016 for Outstanding Thesis in the field of Concrete in Tamil Nadu (Category – Doctoral)

 

 

 

  • Research grant from Department of Science and Technology (DST) under the Women Scientist Scheme (WOS-A) for a period of three years starting from August 2015.