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Prof. Kavitha B

Assistant Professor

Department of Civil Engineering

National Institute of Technology, Warangal - 506004, Telangana, INDIA

: kavithab@nitw.ac.in : +91 99441 39989

Course Taught Previously

  • Tall Structures CE5264 - MTech 1st year
  • Concrete Laboratory CE5204 - MTech 1st year
  • Structures and Dynamics Laboratory CE5204 - MTech 1st year
  • Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures CE464 - BTech 4th year
  • Engineering Mechanics CE101 - BTech 1st year
  • CAD Laboratory CE357 - BTech 3rd year
  • Concrete Technology Laboratory CE255 - BTech 2nd year
  • Strength of Materials Laboratory CE201 - BTech 2nd year

Publications

Journals

  1. Raghukanth, S.T.G., K. Lakshmikumari and B. Kavitha (2012) Estimation of Ground Motion During the 18th September 2011 Sikkim Earthquake, Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, 3(1), 9-34.
  2. Raghukanth, S.T.G. and B. Kavitha (2013) Stochastic Finite Fault Modelling of Subduction Zone Earthquakes in Northeastern India. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 170 (11), 1705-1727.
  3. Kavitha, B. and S.T.G. Raghukanth (2013) Stochastic Earthquake Ground Motion Model for East Coast Region of India. SRESA Journal of Life Cycle Reliability and Safety Engineering, 2(3), 41-59.
  4. Raghukanth, S.T.G. and B. Kavitha (2014) Ground Motion Relations for Active Regions in India. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 171(9), 2241-2275. 
  5. Kavitha, B. and S.T.G. Raghukanth (2016) Regional Level Forecasting of Seismic Energy Release. Acta Geodetica et Geophysica (AGGE), 51(3), 359-391.
  6. Raghukanth, S.T.G., B. Kavitha and J. Dhanya (2017) Forecasting of Global Earthquake Energy Time Series. Advances in Data Science and Adaptive Analysis, 9(4), (https://doi.org/10.1142/S2424922X17500085)
  7. Alemayehu Letamo, Kavitha B and Tezeswi TP (2023) Seismicity pattern of African regions from 1964–2022: b-value and energy mapping approach, Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, 14:1, 2197104, (http://doi.org/10.1080/19475705.2023.2197104)
  8. Vikas Singh and B. Kavitha (2023) Finite element modelling of Indian plate, Materials Today: Proceedings (http://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2023.05.543s)
  9. Alemayehu Letamo, Kavitha B and Tezeswi T.P (2023) Unified Earthquake Catalogue and Mapping of Gutenberg– Richter Parameters for the East African Rift System, Geoenvironmental Disasters, 10:19, (https://doi.org/ 10.1186/s40677-023-00249-2)  
  10. B. Kavitha and Ajay Kumar Kore (2023) Comparative Study on Seismic Response of Regular and Plan Irregular Base isolated structures, IOP: Materials Science and Engineering (In press)
  11. Alemayehu Letamo, Kavitha B and Tezeswi T.P (2023) Statistical analysis of seismicity in the Horn of Africa, Disaster Advances, 16(10), 17-23.

National/ International Conferences:

  • Prabha VR, Lakhmi PR, Bilal K, Hadayatullah A and B. Kavitha (2020) ‘Seismic Assessment of High-Rise Buildings Without and With Shear Walls at Different Positions’, International Conference on Emerging Research Trends in Structural Engineering (ERTSE 2020)’, Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai, July 16-17.
  • Gugulothu Raju and B. Kavitha (2022) ‘Seismic Performance of RC Framed Vertically Irregular Buildings’, International Conference on Mechanical and Structural Engineering (ICMSE), Institute of Research and Journals, June 25.
  • Naveen Ajmeera, B. Kavitha, Yeswanth Chebrolu and Santhosh Yakalapu (2022) ‘Seismic Analysis of RC Framed Buildings on Sloping Ground with and without Shear Walls’, International Conference on Sustainable Construction Technologies and Advancements in Civil Engineering (ScTACE 2022), Shri Vishnu Engineering College for Women, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, December 15-17. 
  • B. Kavitha and M.B. Anoop (2022), ‘Service Life Estimation of Reinforced Concrete Bridges’, National conference on Advances in Construction Materials and Management (ACMM 2022), NIT Warangal, December 16-17.
  • Vikas Singh and B. Kavitha (2022), ‘Finite element modelling of Indian plate’, National conference on Advances in Construction Materials and Management (ACMM 2022), NIT Warangal, December 16-17.
  • R. Pooja and B. Kavitha (2023) ‘Evaluation of Influence of Diaphragm Flexibility on the Seismic Response of RCC Buildings with Slab Openings’, International Conference on Cement and Building Koncrete for a sustainable and Resilient infrastructure (CBKR 2023), NIT Warangal, March 28- 29.
  • Punit Kumar, Ayush Anand and B. Kavitha (2023) 'Determination of fatigue strength of steel using deep learning techniques', International Conference on Advanced Engineering Optimization Through Intelligent Techniques (AEOTIT 2023), SVNIT Surat, September 28-30.

Book Chapters

  • Kavitha, B., Anoop, M.B. (2023). Service Life Estimation of Reinforced Concrete Bridges. In: Vilventhan, A., Singh, S.B., Delhi, V.S.K. (eds) Advances in Construction Materials and Management. ACMM 2022. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 346. Springer, Singapore. (https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-99-2552-0_26)
  • R.Pooja and B.Kavitha (2023), ‘Evaluation of Influence of Diaphragm Flexibility on the Seismic Response of RCC Buildings with Slab Openings’ in book Cement and Building Koncrete for a Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure, Springer Nature (In press).

PHDs Supervised

 

PhD Guidence (on-going):
  1. Mr. Alemayehu Letamo Development of Mechanistic Model for the African Tectonic Plate
  2. Mr. Y Bala Balaji - Development of neural network models for Indian seismicity
M.Tech Guidence:
  1. Mr. Vikas Singh (171524) - Development of finite element model for Indian plate to study seismicity of India
  2. Mr. Regana Madhu (171514)- Development of Probabalistic Seismic Hazard Map of Indian Regions
  3. Mr. D Karunakar (181513) -Effects of irregularities on the seismic response of high-rise buildings
  4. Mr. W Manzoor (181527) -Evaluation of response reduction factor for different types of buildings using pushover analysis
  5. Mr. K Ajay Kumar (191513)- Comparative Study on Seismic Response of Regular and Plan Irregular Base isolated structures
  6. Mr. V Anusha (191532)- Estimation of Ground Motion Parameters for Indian Regions
  7. Mr. SAV Prasad (201527)- Effect of infill walls in seismic performance of multistoreyed RC Buildings
  8. Mr. G Raju (201518)-Seismic Analysis of RC framed irregular buildings with different vertical aspect ratio
  9. Ms. R Pooja (CE21135) – Evaluation of Influence of Diaphragm Flexibility on the Seismic Analysis of Asymmetric Plan Buildings with Slab Openings
  10. Ms. Kalyani BANOTH (CE21130) - Seismic Evaluation of Multistorey RC Building Subjected to Near and Farfield Earthquakes
  11. Mr. S Uma Maheswar (22CEM1R24) – Wind Analysis of different shaped tall buildings subjected to different terrain conditions
  12. Ms. Gayatri V Shinde (22CEM1R24) – Comparative Study of simplified and spectral fatigue analysis for Topside module of Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Unit
B.Tech Guidence:
  1. Estimation of Seismicity Parameters for India-Mohit Kumar, Md Sameer,Ankit Kumar,Aayush Keshri- 2019
  2. Seismic Assessment of High Rise Buildings with and without Shear Walls at Different Positions-V Ratna Prabha, P Rajya Lakhmi, Kothakota Bilal, Hadayatullah Ahmadzai - 2020
  3. Seismic Assessment of RC Buildings with and without Dampers - Akhilesh Kushwaha, Akash Narayan Deka, Muhammad Jazeel - 2021
  4. Seismic Analysis of RC Framed Buildings on Sloping Ground with and without Shear Walls- Ajmeera Naik, Yeswanth C, Y Sai Santhosh- 2022
  5. Determination of fatigue strength of steel using deep learning techniques - Ayush Anand,Punit Kumar,Datrika Nikhil - 2023

Workshops/Conferences

  • Coordinator of 5 days online FDP on “Recent Trends in Retrofitting & Rehabilitation of Structures" conducted in collaboration with CTL, NIT Warangal (October 30th – November 3rd, 2023)
  • Member of technical committee for the International Conference on Cement and Building Koncrete for a sustainable and Resilient infrastructure (March 28-29,  2023)
  • Organising Secretary for 2 days National Conference on "Advances in Construction Materials and Management" (December 16-17, 2022)
  • Coordinator of 5 days online FDP on "Advancements in Concrete Technology and Construction Management" conducted in colloboration with CCE, NIT Warangal (August 22 - 26, 2022)
  • Coordinator of 5 days online FDP on "Recent Trends and Future Aspects of Steel Structures" conducted in colloboration with CCE, NIT Warangal  and SVNIT Surat (October 25 - 29, 2021)
  • Member of organizing committee for the International Conference on Innovative Trends in Civil Engineering for Sustainable Development (September 13-15,  2019)
  • Member of organizing committee for the National Conference on Advances in Sustainable Construction Materials (March 15-16, 2019)

 

 

 

Projects

Research Projects

Development of surface level probabilistic seismic hazard map for Indian regions (August 2018 - May 2020), NIT Warangal under Startup Research Grant Program funded by MHRD - 5 Lakhs

Consultancy Projects - 30 Lakhs 

  • Testing of reinforcement steel samples
  • Core cutting test for concrete pavement samples
  • Mix design
  • Vetting of Structural Designs and Drawings

Awards and Honors

Reviewer/Editor for Journals

Editor of book on “Advances in Construction Materials and Management” published by Materials today Proceedings, Elsevier

Reviewer for Sadhana journal

Reviewer for The Indian Concrete Journal

 Guest Lectures

1. Expert lecture delivered on “Earthquake Forecasting Methodologies” in Two Week GIAN Course on Geotechnical Earthquake Hazards and Mitigation Measures at NIT Warangal (29th Aug-08th Sep 2018).

2. Expert lecture delivered on “Plasticity of Structures" in the Five days FDP organised by Department of Civil Engineering, Vaagdevi College of Engineering, Warangal (2nd - 6th Dec 2019).

3. Expert lecture delivered on “Earthquake Resistant Structures” in the Faculty Enhancement Webinar on Excellence in Civil Engineering organised by Department of Civil Engineering, Meenakshi Sundararajan Engineering College, Chennai (29th-30th June 2020).

4. Key note lecture delivered on “Construction Materials-Past, Present and Future” in the e-Conference on "Sustainable Construction Materials and Recent innovations in Civil Engineering" organised by the Department of Civil Engineering, Vaagdevi College of Engineering, Warangal (7th – 8th July 2021).

5. Expert lecture delivered on “Earthquake resistant design-reviewing the past and looking towards the future” in the Faculty development program organised by Department of Civil Engineering, Meenakshi Sundararajan Engineering College, Chennai (18th-22nd Oct 2021).

6. Expert lecture delivered on “Seismic Hazard Assessment of Indian Cities” in the Faculty development program on “Modeling and Seismic Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Buildings” organised by Department of Civil Engineering at National Institute of Technology Warangal (NITW), (21st-31st March 2022).

7. Expert lecture delivered on “Ground Motion Prediction Equations for Different regions in India” in the Faculty development program on “A Disaster Management Framework using Internet of Things-Based Interconnected Devices” organized by Department of Civil Engineering at Institute of Aeronautical Engineering, Hyderabad (7th-20th April 2022).

8. Expert Talk Delivered on “Development of Site Specific Ground Motion Relations” in 10-Day Faculty development program on " Ground Motion Modeling and Response Computations in Earthquake Engineering  " organized by Electronics & Information Communications Technology (E & ICT) Academy and Department of Civil Engineering,  NIT Warangal (04th - 13th August, 2022).

Professional Society Membership

  •   Lifetime member of Indian Society for Applied Mechanics
  •   Lifetime member of Indian Concrete Institute
  •   Lifetime member of Indian Society of Earthquake Technology

  Conferences session chair

  • Chaired a session in the  National Conference on "Advances in Construction Materials and Management" 16-17th  December, 2022
  • Chaired a session in the  International Conference on “Innovative Trends in Civil Engineering for Sustainable Development (ITCSD – 2109)”  13 – 15 September, 2019.
  • Chaired a session in the National Conference on "Advances in Sustainable Construction Materials" (ASCM) 15 -16 March 2019