Dr. S. Suriya Prakash


Dr. S. Suriya Prakash

Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
Email: suriyap[at]iith.ac.in
Phone: +91 40 2301 7077

Areas of Interest:

Behavior of Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Members, Seismic Retrofitting and Rehabilitation of Concrete and Masonry Structures using FRP Composites, Earthquake Engineering with focus on  development of cyclic models for combined loading, Precast and Prefabricated Construction

Ph.D., (Emphasis on Structural Engineering), Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, USA, 2009
M.S, (Emphasis on Structural Engineering), I.I.T Madras, 2005
B.E, (Civil Engineering), Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, 2002


Associate Professor, IIT Hyderabad, March 2016 – Present
Assistant Professor, IIT Hyderabad, May 2012 – Feb 2016
Graduate Research Assistant, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA, August 05- December 09 
Research Assistant, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany, August 03- May 04
Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant, Indian Institute of Technology Madras August 02- May 05


Refereed Journal Articles:

  1. Srikar, G., Goudar AG., and Prakash SS. (2016). “Residual Compression Behavior of Structural Polypropylene Fiber Reinforced Concrete Exposed to Moderate Temperature”, Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials, Springer, Impact Factor: 1.020, DOI: 10.1007/s40069-016-0127-x
  2. Naresh, R., Prakash, SS. and Ramji, M. (2016). “Experimental Study on Compressive Behavior of GFRP Stiffened Panels Using Digital Image Correlation”, Ocean Engineering, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2016.01.034, Pages 1-11, Impact Factor: 1.350
  3. Goudar, AG, Mondal, TG., and Prakash, SS. (2016). “Improved Softened Membrane Model for Reinforced Concrete Circular Bridge Columns under Torsion” Journal of Bridge Engineering ASCE, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000907, Pages 1-12, Impact Factor: 1.065
  4. Kankeri, P., Prakash, SS. (2016). “Experimental Evaluation of Bonded Overlay and NSM GFRP Bar Strengthening on Flexural Behavior of Precast Prestressed Hollow Core Slabs” Journal of Engineering Structures, Elsevier (Accepted), Impact Factor: 1.838
  5. Mondal, TG., Prakash, SS., Vyasarayani, C., Mitra, K. (2016).  “Improved Hysteresis Modelling of Circular Bridge Columns under Flexure Loading”,   ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering (Accepted), Impact Factor: 1.065
  6. Rasheed, MA, and Prakash, SS. (2015) “Mechanical Behavior of Hybrid Fiber Reinforced Cellular Light Weight Concrete for Structural Applications of Masonry”, Journal of Building Materials and Construction, Elsevier, Vol. 98, pp. 631-640, DOI 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2015.08.137, Impact Factor: 2.296
  7. Prakash S.S., Aqhtaruddin, M. and Dhara, S., (2015) “Behavior of Soft-Brick Masonry Small Assemblies with and without Strengthening under Compression Loading”, Materials and Structures Journal, RILEM, 15 pp. DOI 10.1617/s11527-015-0695-2, Impact Factor: 1.714
  8. Mondal, T. G., and Prakash, S. S. (2015). “Effect of Tension Stiffening on the Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Circular Columns under Torsion.” Engineering Structures Journal, Elsevier, Vol. 92, pp. 186-195,Impact Factor: 1.838
  9. Mondal, T. G., and Prakash, S. S. (2015). “Effect of Tension Stiffening on the Behaviour of Square RC Columns under Torsion.” Structural Engineering and Mechanics Journal, Techno-press, Vol. 54, No. 3, pp. 501-520, Impact Factor: 0.927
  10. Mondal, T. G., and Prakash, S. S. (2015). “Improved Softened Truss Model for Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Circular Columns under Combined Torsion and Axial Compression.” Magazine of Concrete Research, ICE (UK), Vol. 67 No. 1, 12 pp, Impact Factor: 0.912
  11. Mondal, T. G., and Prakash, S. S. (2015). “Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of RC Bridge Columns under Torsion with and without Axial Compression”, Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, DOI. 10.1061/ (ASCE) BE.1943-5592.0000798, 040 (2015). Impact Factor: 1.065
  12. Suriya Prakash, S., Li, Q., and Belarbi, A., “Behaviour of Circular and Square RC Bridge Columns under Combined Loading including Torsion”, ACI Structural Journal, Vol. 109, No. 3 , May 2012, pages 317-328.Impact Factor: 1.089
  13. Suriya Prakash, S., and Belarbi, A. “Towards damage-based design approach for RC bridge columns under combined loadings using damage index models”, Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Taylor & Francis Group Journals, Vol. 14, No. 3 , 2010 , pages 363 – 389. Impact Factor: 1.175
  14. Suriya Prakash, S., Belarbi, A., and You, Y.M. “Seismic performance of circular RC columns subjected to axial, bending, and torsion with low and moderate shear “, Journal of Engineering Structures, Elsevier, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2010, Pages 46-59. Impact Factor: 1.838
  15. Belarbi, A., Suriya Prakash, S. and You, Y.M. “Effect of transverse spiral reinforcement on the seismic flexural-shear-torsional behaviour of reinforced concrete circular bridge columns”, Journal of Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2009. Impact Factor: 0.927
  16. Suriya Prakash, S. and Belarbi, A. “Bending-shear-torsion interaction features of RC circular bridge columns-An experimental study”, ACI Special Publication-SP265, Vol. 265, 2009, Pages 427-454
  17. Belarbi, A., Suriya Prakash, S.  and Silva, P.F. “Incorporation of decoupled damage index models in the performance-based evaluation of RC circular and square bridge columns under combined loadings”, ACI Special Publication-SP271, Vol. 271, 2010, Pages 79-102
  18. Suriya Prakash, S. and Alagusundaramoorthy, P. “Behaviour of masonry wallettes and shear triplets retrofitted with GFRP composites”, Journal of Cement Concrete and Composites, Elsevier, Vol. 30, 745-761, 2006. Impact Factor: 3.330
  19. Suriya Prakash, S. and Alagusundaramoorthy, P. “Experimental study on masonry wallettes and shear triplets externally bonded with GFRP Composites”, Journal of Indian Institution of Civil Engineers, Vol. 88, 24-31, May 2006.
  20. Suriya Prakash, S. and Alagusundaramoorthy, P. “Behaviour of masonry load bearing walls retrofitted with GFRP composites”, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 36, No. 2, 73-81, June/July 2007.
  21. Pachalla, SKS, Dhara, S., Kankeri, K. and Prakash, SS. “Experimental Study on Behavior of GFRP Strengthened Precast Prestressed Hollow Core Slabs with External Bonding and NSM Techniques”, ACI Structural Journal (Revision Submitted)
  22. Pachalla, SKS, Kankeri, K. and Prakash, SS. “Behavior of Macro-Synthetic Fiber Reinforced PPHCS Slabs at Different Levels of Flexure and Shear“ Journal of Construction and Build Materials Journal, Elsevier Ltd. (Under Review)
  23. Pachalla, SKS and Prakash, SS. “Effect of Openings on the Behavior of PPHCS Slabs under Low and Moderate Shear”,  ACI Structural Journal (Under Review)
  24. Pachalla, SKS and Prakash, SS. “Load Resistance and Failure modes of FRP strengthened Precast Hollow Core Slabs with Openings”, Materials and Structures, Springer (Revision Submitted)
  25. Kankeri, P., Prakash, SS. “Behavior of Bonded Overlay and NSM FRP Bar Strengthened Prestressed Hollow Core Slabs under Combined Bending and Shear” Materials and Structures. RILEM (Under Review)
  26. Jain, S., Prakash, SS. and Subramaniam, KVL. “Damage Monitoring of Concrete Cylinders with and without Steel Fibers under Compression using PZT Smart Sensors”, NDT& E Elsevier Journal, (Under Review)
  27. Mondal, T.G., Vyasarayani, CP, and Prakash, SS. “Application of Homotopy Technique In the Parameter Identification of Bouc-Wen Type Model”, Computers and Structures Journal, (Under Review)
  28. Goudar, AG, Mondal, TG., and Prakash, SS. “Analytical and Finite Element Studies on Behavior of FRP Strengthened Beams under Torsion” Journal of Composite Structures, Elsevier Ltd. (Revision submitted)
  29. Rasheed, A, and Prakash, SS. “Experimental study on Behavior of Cellular Lightweight Concrete Masonry Prisms with and without Synthetic Fiber Reinforcement” Cement Concrete & Composites Journal, Elsevier (Revision submitted)
  30. Surepally, N. and Prakash, SS. “Evaluation of Confinement Models for Circular RC Bridge Columns under Flexure Dominant Mode”,   Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials, Elsevier (under Review)
 PG Courses:
Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design (Aug 2012; Aug 2013, Aug 2014 to 2016)
Prestressed Concrete Design (Jan 2013; Jan 2014 to Jan 2016)
Structural Engineering Lab (Jan 2013 to Jan 2016)

UG Courses:

Engineering Mechanics-Statics (Jan 2013; Jan 2014; Jan 2015)
Construction Materials Lab (Aug 2014 to 2016)

Research Area of Interest:

Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete and Prestressed Concrete Members
RC columns under combined loading including torsion

Shear behaviour of high strength Prestressed Concrete members
Fire resistance of RC members
Blast Analysis and Mitigation of RC structure

Performance Evaluation of FRP composite for use as an Internal Reinforcement and for External Repair and Strengthening
Bond Behaviour of FRP composites with concrete and masonry

Evaluation of inorganic binders for FRP composites
Rapid repair and strengthening techniques 

Condition Assessment and Seismic Strengthening of Concrete and Masonry Structures
Structural Capacity Evaluation
Instrumentation and Smart Structures
Non-destructive techniques to assess damage in concrete
Earthquake Engineering
Performance Based Design Approach
Development of damage models for combined loading

Funded Research Projects:

Resilient and Sustainable Fiber Reinforced Masonry Systems for Rural India
Sponsoring Agency: DST India through Ramanujan Fellowship Grant
Funding : Rs. 35,00,000
Duration: 2012-2017
Role: Principal Investigator
Effective Confinement of Masonry Assemblies with FRP Composites
Sponsoring Agency: IIT H
Funding : Rs. 5,00,000
Duration: 2012-2015
Role: Principal Investigator
Estimation of Shear Flow Thickness and Damage Assessment of RC columns under Combined Loading including Torsion
Sponsoring Agency: DST SERB
Funding :  Rs. 36,50,000
Duration: 2013-2016
Role: Principal Investigator

M.Tech Students

1.Mr. Mohammad Aqhtharudin

Thesis Topic: Behaviour of textile fiber reinforced masonry panel under inplane loading
Role: Guide

Year : 2013 to 2014

2.Mr. Suman Dhara

Thesis Topic: Behavior of FRP Strengthened  Prestressed Precast Hollow Core Slabs
Role: Guide

3.Mr. Suraj Nakhale

Thesis Topic: Behaviour of Plast Fiber reinforced Concrete Beams
Role: Co-Guide

Ph.D. Students:

1.Mr. Sameer Kumar Sarma

Thesis Topic: Behavior of FRP Strenthened Precast Prestressed Hollow Core Slabs with Openings
Role: Guide

2.Mr. RangaRao

Thesis Topic: Role of Pattern Specific Transverse Reinforcement on Confinement Behaviour of Concrete
Role: Co-Guide


  1. Ramanujan Fellow, Sponsored by DST, India, 2012-2017.
  2. Best Research Poster Award in research showcase contest of Intelligent Systems Centre at Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2009.
  3. Chi Epsilon Phi, Civil Engineering Honor Society, 2008.
  4. Best Research Poster Award in Graduate research showcase contest at Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2008.
  5. UTC-Fellowship for doing PhD research work on behaviour of RC columns under combined loadings, 2006-2007.
  6. Missouri American Concrete Institute Graduate Scholarship in recognition of scholastic achievements during PhD, 2007.
  7. Tau Beta Phi, Engineering Honor Society, 2007.
  8. DAAD Scholarship for doing research work at Technical University- Karlsruhe, Germany sponsored by Federal Republic Government of Germany, 2003-2004.
  9. Graduate Scholarship, IIT Madras, 2002-2004.
  10. Best Outgoing Student Award for all-round performance in under-graduation at Department of Civil Engineering, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, India, 2002
  11. CAD Software for winning first prize in software contest held at Anna University, India, 2002.

Recognitions/Professional Activities:

Reviewer for ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Nov 2012-present
Reviewer for Journal of Engineering Structures, Jan 2010-present
Reviewer for Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Oct 2010-present
Member of ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers), Aug 2006 – present;
Member of ACI (American Concrete Institute), Dec 2005 – present;
Member of IEI (Institution of Engineers, India), Aug 2006 – present;
Member of Chi-Epsilon (National Civil Engineering Honor Society), Aug 2006 – present 


This short course is proposed to be held at IIT-Hyderabad, Yeddumailaram, Andhra Pradesh during July 4-5, 2013.  Please see this link for further details.