Mr. Rajani Kant Rao (Faculty)


Mr. Rajani Kant Rao

Assistant Professor,
Mechanical Engineering

9791190216   |   [email protected]

B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering), AKU Patna, Bihar
M.Tech (Renewable Energy), AcSIR, CSIR-SERC, Chennai
PhD (Pursuing), AcSIR, CSIR-SERC, Chennai
Subject Expertise
Composite Materials
Renewable Energy
Strength of Material
Engineering Mechanics
Area Of Research
Smart Composite for Structural Health Monitoring
List Of Publications
Sasmal, S., Rao, R., & Gautham, S. (2023). Nano-scale Investigations and Engineering to Develop Smart Cementitious Composite with Embedded Sensing Capability for Multi-metric Structural Health Monitoring. Transactions of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, 8(4), 585-606.
Rao, R. K., Sindu, B. S., & Sasmal, S. (2023). Real-time monitoring of structures under extreme loading using smart composite-based embeddable sensors. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 34(9), 1073-1096.
Rao, R. K., & Sasmal, S. (2022). Electromechanical impedance-based embeddable smart composite for condition-state monitoring. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 346, 113856.
Rao, R. K., & Sasmal, S. (2022). Nanoengineered smart cement composite for electrical impedance-based monitoring of corrosion progression in structures. Cement and Concrete Composites, 126, 104348.
Rao, R. K., & Sindu, B. S. (2021), Sasmal, S. Performance of cement composite embeddable sensors for strain-based health monitoring of in-service structures. Smart Structures and Systems, an International Journal, 28(2), 181-193.
Rao, R. K., & Sasmal, S. (2020, December). Development of Smart Cementitious Composite Sensors for Ambient Vibration-Based Continuous Health Monitoring of Structures. In Conference and Exhibition on Non Destructive Evaluation (pp. 203-218). Singapore: Springer Nature Singapore.
Rao, R. K., & Sasmal, S. (2020). Smart nano-engineered cementitious composite sensors for vibration-based health monitoring of large structures. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 311, 112088.
Rao, R., Sindu, B. S., & Sasmal, S. (2020). Synthesis, design, and piezo-resistive characteristics of cementitious smart nanocomposites with different types of functionalized MWCNTs under long cyclic loading. Cement and Concrete Composites, 108, 103517.
Rao, R., & Sasmal, S. (2019). Detection of flaw in steel anchor-concrete composite using high-frequency wave characteristics. Steel and Composite Structures, an International Journal, 31(4), 341-359.
Rao, R. K., Gautham, S., & Sasmal, S. (2024). A Comprehensive Review on Carbon Nanotubes Based Smart Nanocomposites Sensors for Various Novel Sensing Applications. Polymer Reviews, 1-64.
Conference Attended (National/International)
Awards and Honors
Dr. M. Ramaiah Prize, for Publishing the best technical Paper among the papers published by Scientists of CSIR-SERC during 2021-2022
Certificate of Merit among the papers published by Scientists of CSIR-SERC during 2022-2023
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