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Gems of Structural Engineering: Prof. Vijaya Rangan

 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:44 pm    Post subject: Gems of Structural Engineering: Prof. Vijaya Rangan Reply with quote

Gems of Structural Enginnering: Prof. Vijaya Rangan

Dear All,

I am very happy to post about Prof. Vijaya Rangan of Australia. He is one of the professors I admire for knowledge and wisdom. Prof. Rangan has written several practice oriented papers in the ACI Structural Journal on various aspects of structural design. In his papers we can surely find a practical angle and even a worked out example. He always proposed simple and effective solutions to intricate structural engineering problems. He also co-authored a very successful and useful book on Concrete Design, which is popular not only in Australia butin other parts of the world.

Many of his research findings have been adopted in several codes of practices in countries like Australia, India and USA.All of us are aware of Table 19 of IS 456, which is based on the research done by him in 1960s!

His recent work on geopolymer concrete is noteworthy, as it has revolutionized the making of concrete, and will eliminate the emission of CO2 into atmosphere-which is the drawback of using concrete, considered as second only to water in terms of human consumption!

I feel very honoured to present this posting on Prof. Rangan. May God bless him with several years of continued research and service to structural engineering community!

Hope all of you will find his achievements worth reading and young engineers may find it worth emulating!

Best wishes,
Subramanian

Professor B. Vijaya Rangan





Dr B VijayaRangan is currently an Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering at Curtin University,Perth, Australia;he served as the Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Computing, Curtin Universityprior to his retirement in 2005. Dr Rangan has over 50 years of experience in teaching, research, professional andconsultancy activities and, has taught and conducted research at majorinternational institutions in Australia,Canada, USA, and India. He has published over 250 papers in internationaltechnical journals and conference proceedings and, about 60 research reports in the field of concrete structures andconcrete technology. He has received many prestigious international awards andprizes for research and professional contributions.



Dr Rangan is aco-author of the well-known text book “Concrete Structures” and its predecessor“Reinforced Concrete”, widely usedby university students and professional engineers in Australia and sold over 40,000 copies since publication of the first edition in1976. He has also co-edited a reference book entitled “Large Concrete Buildings” andcontributed Chapters to two other international books.



Dr Ranganactively served the Standards Australia Committee on Concrete Structures formore than 25 years and has contributed significantly to the development ofpresent and previous Australian Standards on Concrete Structures. He is also aFellow of several international professional bodies.


Academic Qualifications





  • BE Madras   University, 1961

  • PhD Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 1967




Professional Standing



  • Fellow, Engineers Australia

  • Fellow, American Concrete Institute

  • Honorary Member, Concrete Institute of Australia

  • Honorary Life Fellow, Indian Concrete Institute

  • Member, Engineering Earth and Applied Sciences Discipline   Panel, Australian Research Council (1993-95)






Principal Appointments



  • 1962 - 1963 Research Fellow and Associate Lecturer, Council of   Scientific and Industrial Research, PSG College   of Technology, Coimbatore, India.  

  • 1963 - 1967 Research Fellow, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

  • 1967 - 1969 Visiting Lecturer, Department of Materials   Engineering The University of Illinois, Circle Campus, Chicago, Illinois,   USA

  • 1969 - 1970 Assistant Professor, School of Mines and Technology   Rapid City, South Dakota, USA  

  • 1970 - 1973 Lecturer, School   of Civil Engineering, The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

  • 1973 - 1978 Senior Lecturer, UNSW 1977 Visiting Professor,   Department of Civil Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada.

  • 1979 - 1989 Associate Professor in Civil Engineering, UNSW 1987   - 1989 Head of Structural Engineering Department, UNSW

  • 1990 - 2000 Professor and Head, School   of Civil Engineering, Curtin University

  • 2000 - 2002 Professor and Head, School   of Engineering, Curtin University  

  • 2003 – July 2005 Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Computing, Curtin University

  • 2005 Aug – to date Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering, Curtin University




Prestigious Prizes and Awards



  • Nicolaides Prize (1967) Institution of Engineers (India)

  • Raymond Reese Structural Research Award (1974) American   Concrete Institute

  • Merit Award for Excellence in Concrete (1977) Concrete   Institute of Australia  

  • Canadian
    Commonwealth
    Fellowship (1977)

  • Building Science Forum Book Award (1977)

  • ACI Fellow Award (1987), American Concrete Institute

  • American Concrete Institute Special Award for sustained and   outstanding contributions to Concrete Technology in Australia   (1997)

  • Special Award for significant research on Geopolymer Concrete,   Geopolymer Institute, France   (2005)

  • Honorary Life Fellow, Indian Concrete Institute, India   (2009)

  • Honorary Member, Concrete Institute of Australia   (2011)




Research and Professional Areas

Concrete Structures and Concrete Technologyincluding Geopolymer Concrete, High-Strength and High-Performance Concretes andConcrete-filled Steel Tubular Composite Columns.



Publications



  • Warner R F, Rangan B V, Hall A S, Reinforced Concrete, Addison-WesleyLongman Cheshire Melbourne, 3rd edition 1989, 553 pages (First edition 1976;second edition 1982)).

  • Rangan B V and Warner R F (Editors), Large Concrete Buildings,Addison-Wesley Longman Scientific & Technical, London, 1996, 320 pages.







  • Warner, R.F., Rangan, B.V., Hall, A.S. andFaulkes, K.A., Concrete Structures,Addison Wesley Longman, Australia,1998, 974 pages.





Rangan, B.V. 2008 “Low-Calcium Fly Ash-Based Geopolymer Concrete” Chapter 26, Concrete Construction Engineering Handbook,Second Edition, Editor-in-Chief: E.G. Nawy, CRC Press, New York, pp. 26.1-26.20.

Rangan, B. V. 2009 “Engineering properties of Geopolymer Concrete”, Chapter 11, Geopolymers: Structure, Processing,Properties and Industrial Applications, Edited by John L. Provis and JannieS.J. van Deventer, Woodhead Publishing Limited, Oxford, pp.211-226.

Over 200 papers in technical journals andconference proceedings plus 60 research reports.



Contact Details

Professor B. VijayaRangan, BE PhD FACI FIEAust CPEng Hon FICI
Hon Mem Conc INst Aust
Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering
Curtin University
Perth, WA 6845
AUSTRALIA






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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Gems of Structural Engineering: Prof. Vijaya Rangan Reply with quote

Dear All,

I am very happy to post the Biography of Prof. Rangan which appeared in ICJ here.


** Originally appeared in Indian Concrete Journal, Vol. 86, No.10, Oct. 2012, pp. 39-40

Best wishes,
NS

[quote="Dr. N. Subramanian"]Gems of Structural Enginnering: Prof. Vijaya Rangan

Dear All,

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