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We lost two stalwarts in Structural Engineering

 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:21 am    Post subject: We lost two stalwarts in Structural Engineering Reply with quote

Last week we lost two stalwarts in Structural Engineering


I am very sad to report the death of two prominent personalities, in the field of structural Engineering: Er N. Prabhakar and Prof. R.Radhakrishnan, Ex IITM. May their soul rest in peace. Our heartfelt condolences to their family and friends.

1. Our own Sefian and practicing Structural engineer in Mumbai Er Narasinga Rao Prabhakar, passed away on 25th August 2020 at 7 pm IST due to cardiac arrest (informed  by his daughter to me).



He was an active member of IStructE (UK) and has experience of working in prestigious companies in UK (worked there for 13 years in companies like Tileman & Co., Sir Frederick Snow and Partners, John Whittaker and Associates and Seltrust Engineering Ltd.) and India (they include Dept. of Atomic Energy, Gammon India Ltd., ECC (L&T), and M/s CR Narayana Rao), and executed numerous industrial structures like Chimneys (more than 50 ranging in height from 30 to 230 m!), cooling towers (heights up to 141 m), Power plant structures, silos, water reservoirs, Port structures, multi storey office and car park structures.Many of us are aware that he developed several useful computer software packages for analysis and design of steel and concrete element and had authored over 25 technical papers on high-rise and industrial structures, published in national and international journals. He will be specially remembered for his thought provoking cartoons, which appeared regularly in the Indian Concrete Journal.

He was in touch with me exchanging information and discussing about failures. We jointly wrote a paper also.

More details about him may be found in the following link:

https://www.sefindia.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13329

2. Prof R Radhakrishnan, retired Civil  Engineering department IIT Madras passed away on 22nd Aug 2020, after suffering from cancer for about 2 months.



He was one of the most popular teachers among the students because of the humour he mixed with his lectures. He taught structural dynamics in those years when many would not have heard about it. He was jovial and moved friendly with every one. He was a very religious person and was taking part in the activities of the Jalakandeeswarar Temple, near IITM. I worked with him for a few months as Post-Doctoral Fellow at IITM on a Ocean-Engineering Project, and authored a few papers with him.



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:05 pm    Post subject: Re: We lost two stalwarts in Structural Engineering Reply with quote

May the departed soul rest in  peace.



Dr. N. Subramanian wrote:
Last week we lost two stalwarts in Structural Engineering


I am very sad to report the death of two prominent personalities, in the field of structural Engineering: Er N. Prabhakar and Prof. R.Radhakrishnan, Ex IITM. May their soul rest in peace. Our heartfelt condolences to their family and friends.

1. Our own Sefian and practicing Structural engineer in Mumbai Er Narasinga Rao Prabhakar, passed away on 25th August 2020 at 7 pm IST due to cardiac arrest (informed  by his daughter to me).



He was an active member of IStructE (UK) and has experience of working in prestigious companies in UK (worked there for 13 years in companies like Tileman & Co., Sir Frederick Snow and Partners, John Whittaker and Associates and Seltrust Engineering Ltd.) and India (they include Dept. of Atomic Energy, Gammon India Ltd., ECC (L&T), and M/s CR Narayana Rao), and executed numerous industrial structures like Chimneys (more than 50 ranging in height from 30 to 230 m!), cooling towers (heights up to 141 m), Power plant structures, silos, water reservoirs, Port structures, multi storey office and car park structures.Many of us are aware that he developed several useful computer software packages for analysis and design of steel and concrete element and had authored over 25 technical papers on high-rise and industrial structures, published in national and international journals. He will be specially remembered for his thought provoking cartoons, which appeared regularly in the Indian Concrete Journal.

He was in touch with me exchanging information and discussing about failures. We jointly wrote a paper also.

More details about him may be found in the following link:

https://www.sefindia.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13329

2. Prof R Radhakrishnan, retired Civil  Engineering department IIT Madras passed away on 22nd Aug 2020, after suffering from cancer for about 2 months.



He was one of the most popular teachers among the students because of the humour he mixed with his lectures. He taught structural dynamics in those years when many would not have heard about it. He was jovial and moved friendly with every one. He was a very religious person and was taking part in the activities of the Jalakandeeswarar Temple, near IITM. I worked with him for a few months as Post-Doctoral Fellow at IITM on a Ocean-Engineering Project, and authored a few papers with him.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really shocking news...
Prabhakar sir was an active participant in the discussions of SEFI till recently.....
May the departed souls rest in peace.

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