Dr. Naveen Kwatra
Professor and Head

Designation:

Professor and Head

Specialization:

Structural Engineering

Email:

nkwatra@thapar.edu

BIOGRAPHY

Naveen Kwatra is Professor in Department of Civil Engineering, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala. He was appointed in July 2000 after completing his doctorate from Indian Institute of Roorki, Roorki. His area of expertise is wind effect on RC buildings, finite element modeling, vibration monitoring on RC structure elements, artificial intelligence. Till date, he has completed number of research project sponsored by DST, AICTE and UGC. He has supervised 45 student of ME Structure and 7 PhD students. Naveen kwatra is also worked as a Faculty Advisor for Civil Construction projects of the Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology from 11/2006 to 11/2011. He has published more than 32 SCI journal, more than 22 conference paper and H index is 6. Naveen kwatra is also completed many consultancy project including design of RC structures, retrofitting and rehabilation of RC building. Presently he is associated with NHAI project from Kiratpur to ner chowk, Himachal.

RESEARCH INTEREST

  • Health Monitoring of Structures
  • Wind Effects on Structures
  • Artificial Intelligence

RESEARCH PROJECT

S. No. Project Title Project Duration Funding Agency
1 Vibration monitoring of RCC Frames Retrofitted using Bonded Laminates 3 years    

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES AND ASSOCIATION

Indian Society of Wind Engineering, Life Member, November 2001

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Gurpreet Kaur, R. S. Kaler, & Naveen Kwatra (2017). Investigations on highly sensitive fiber Bragg gratings with different grating shapes for far field applications. Optik-International Journal for Light and Electron Optic, Vol. 131, 483-489
  2. Beena Kumari , Shruti Sharma , Sandeep Sharma and Naveen Kwatra (2017). Monitoring degradation in concrete filled steel tubular sections using guided waves. Smart Structures Systems, Vol. 19, No. 4 (2017) 371-382
  3. Gurpreet Kaur, R. S. Kaler, & Naveen Kwatra (2016). On the optimization of fiber Bragg grating optical sensor using genetic algorithm to monitor the strain of civil structure with high sensitivity. Optical Engineering 55(8), 087103
  4. Deepak Jain, Abhijit Mukherjee & Naveen Kwatra. (2015). Effect of fibre topology on hygro-mechanical response of polymer matrix composites International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, ELSEVIER Vol. 86 2015, 787-795.
  5. Deepak Jain, Abhijit Mukherjee & Naveen Kwatra (2015). Numerical modelling of moisture diffusion in FRP with clustered microstructures Applied Mathematical Modelling, ELSEVIER 40(3) 1873-1886
  6. Gurpreet Kaur, R. S. Kaler, & Naveen Kwatra (2015) Performance investigation of semiconductor optical amplifier and raman amplifier as an optical sensors Optoelectronics and Advanced Material – Rapid Communications Vol. 9, No. 9-10, September – October 2015, p. 1110 – 1113
  7. Varinder S. Kanwar, Ramesh P. Singh, Naveen Kwatra& Pankaj Aggarwal. (2014). Monitoring of RCC structures affected by earthquakes Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, Taylor & Francis
  8. Shardul G. Joshi, S.N. Londhe, & Naveen Kwatra. (2014). Determination of natural periods of vibration using genetic programming. Earthquakes and Structures, An international Journal. Techno Press, Vol. 6, No. 2 201-216.
  9. Deepak Jain, Abhijit Mukherjee & Naveen Kwatra (2014). Local Micromechanics of Moisture Diffusion in Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, ELSEVIER Vol. 76 September 2014, 199-209.
  10. Shardul G. Joshi, S.N. Londhe, Naveen Kwatra. (2014). Application of Artificial Neural Networks for Dynamic Analysis of Building Frames. Computer & Concrete ,Vol. 13, no. 6(2014) 765-780. Techno Press,
  11. Deepak Jain, Abhijit Mukherjee & Naveen Kwatra. (2014). Topological disorder of microstructure in fiber-reinforced polymer composites: Diffusion response Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites.
  12. Divya Aggarwal & Naveen Kwatra. (2013). Application of Genetic Programming for Determination of Wind Induced Pressure on Gable Buildings. Journal of Wind & Engineering, ISWE, India Vol.10 No.1 2013, pp 37-53.
  13. Neeru Bansal; Naveen Kwatra & V.S.Kanwar. (2013). Finite Element Modeling of Reinforced Concrete Corners Under Opening Bending Moment. Journal of Institution of Engineers (India) Series A Vol.94 No.1:23–33.
  14. K. Mohan; RGJ Flay; A. Gairola; N.Kwatra & M. Mukherjee, (2012). Role of Landscape Elements in Ameliorating Adverse Pedestrian level Winds in the Vicinity of Tall Buildings Bonfring International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management Science, Vol.2 No.4, December 2012;pp 41-50.
  15. Harvinder Singh, Maneek Kumar & Naveen Kwatra. (2011). Shallow-Beam Supported Reinforced Concrete Rectangular Slabs: An Alternate Design Procedure. International Journal, ISSN: 1022-9892, Emirate Journal of Engineering Research, Vol.16, No.1, 2011.
  16. Harvinder Singh, Maneek Kumar & Naveen Kwatra (2011). Prediction of Collapse Load of Three-Side Supported Reinforced Concrete Rectangular Slabs: A Simplified Approach. Indian Concrete Journal, July, pp 21-28, 2011
  17. A.Vimuttasoongviriya, Naveen Kwatra & Maneek Kumar .(2011).Vibration Monitoring of Strengthened RC Buildings using FRP Laminates Industrial and Technology Journal, Thailand, Vol.4, No.1 pp 6-17.
  18. A.Vimuttasoongviriya, Naveen Kwatra & Maneek Kumar . (2011). Nonlinear Behavior and Effect of GFRP on Strengthened RC Frame Model. Industrial and Technology Journal, Thailand, Vol.4, No.2 pp 1-14.
  19. A.Vimuttasoongviriya, Naveen Kwatra & Maneek Kumar (2011).Vibration Monitoring and Damage Assessment of Retrofitted RC Frame Model KMITL Science and Technology Journal. Vol. 11, pp 43-53.
  20. K. Mohan, Ajay Gairola, Mahua Mukherjee & Naveen Kwatra. (2011). The Metamorphosis of Tall Buildings in India: A Wind Engineering Perspective.ABACUS, Vol 6, 2011, pp33-40.
  21. Harvinder Singh, Maneek Kumar, Naveen Kwatra. (2010). Behavior of Shallow-Beam Supported Reinforced Concrete Rectangular Slabs: Analytical and Experimental Investigations International Journal, ISSN 1369-4332, Advances in Structural Engineering, Vol.13, No.6, pp 1183-1198, 2010.
  22. Varinder Singh, Naveen Kwatra, Pankaj Agarwal & R.P.Singh. (2010). Use of vibration measurements in health monitoring of reinforced concrete buildings. International Journal of Structural Integrity, Emerald publication, Vol.1 No.3,2010 209-232.
  23. A.Vimuttasoongviriya, NaveenKwatra & Maneek Kumar. (2009). Effect of Lateral Quasi-static load on Nonlinear Behaviour and Damage Indexes of Retrofitted RC Frames Models. Asian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol 10,No.5,pp 563-587.
  24. Varinder Singh, Naveen Kwatra, Pankaj Agarwal & M.L.Gambhir. (2008). HealthMonitoring of RCC Building Model Experimentally and its Analytical Validation.Engineering Computations: International J. for Computer Aided Engineering and Software Emerald publication, Vol.25 No.7 2008 pp 677-693
  25. Varinder Singh, Naveen Kwatra, Pankaj Agarwal & M.L.Gambhir. (2008). Evaluation of Dynamic Parameters of a Three–storey RCC Building using Vibration Techniques.Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India) Vol.88, pp 13-17.
  26. Naveen Kwatra and Ajay Gairola. (2007). Artificial Neural Network Modeling of Interference Effects on Tall chimneys. Journal of New Building Materials and Construction World.Vol.12 No11 May 2007.
  27. Naveen Kwatra and Abhay Gupta (2007). Probabilistic Analysis of Wind Pressures Fluctuations on Low Building- An Approach for codification. Journal of Wind & Engineering, ISWE, India Vol.4 No.1 2007, pp 19-30.
  28. V. K.Gupta, Naveen Kwatra & S. Ray. (2007). Artificial Neural Network Modeling of Creep behaviour in a Rotating Composite Disc Engineering Computations: International J. for Computer Aided Engineering and Software Emerald publication. Vol. 24 No.2 2007 pp.151-164.
  29. Varinder Singh, Naveen Kwatra& Pankaj Agarwal. 2007 Damage detection for framed RCC building using ANN modeling International Journal of Damage Mechanics, SAGE Publication Ltd. London, UK. Vol.16 No.4 October 2007 pp.457-472.
  30. Varinder Singh, Naveen Kwatra, Pankaj Agarwal & M.L.Gambhir (2006). Vibration Monitoring of an RCC Building Model. Journal of Strategic Management & Information Technology Vol. 3, Number 3 & 4, July - December, P 43 – 52.
  31. Naveen Kwatra, P.N.Godbole & Prem Krishna (2005). Effect of various parameters on Wind Loads on Gable Roof Buildings. Journal of Wind & Engineering, Vol.2 No.1, July, ISWE, India.
  32. Naveen Kwatra, P.N. Godbole & Prem Krishna (2000). Application of artificial neural network for determination of wind induced pressures on gable roofs. Wind & Structures- An International Journal, Vol.5,No. 1, Techno Press, Korea.

(b) Conference Papers

  1. Divya Agarwal & Naveen Kwatra (2013). Application of Genetic Programming for Determinationof Wind Loads on Tall Buildings Proc. 8th Asia Pacific Conference on Wind Engineering (APCWE-VIII), CSIR-SERC, Chennai, 10-14 December 2013.
  2. Tanuj Chopra, NaveenKwatra, M.Parida and Maneek Kumar. (2013). Performance Evaluation of Pavement Quality Concrete (PQC) Laid with Slipform Pavers on Indian NAtional Highways First International Conference on Concrete Sustainability, Toshi Centre Hotal Japan, Japan Concrete Institute June 2013.
  3. Divya Agarwal & Naveen Kwatra (2012). Application of Genetic Programming for Determinationof Wind Induced Pressure on Gable Roof Proc.6th National Conference on Wind Engineering, CSIR-CRRI New Delhi, 14-15 December 2012
  4. Naveen Kwatra, Maneek Kumar and A.Vimuttasoongviriy (2012). Health monitoring of RCC frames retrofitted using GFRP Fourth International Conference on Structural Stability and Dynamics,4-6 January 2012, MNIT, Jaipur, India
  5. Varinder Sing Kanwar, Naveen Kwatra, (2012). Health Monitoring of Actual Buildings by Studying its Dynamic Parameters Fourth International Conference on Structural Stability and Dynamics,4-6 January 2012, MNIT, Jaipur, India.
  6. A.Vimuttasoongviriya, Naveen Kwatra and Maneek Kumar (2010). The Effect of Lateral Quasi-Static Loading on Damage Indexes Based on Modal Parameters of Retrofitted RC Frame Models. International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering,20-22 September 2010, Leuven Belgium, pp.1119-1133.
  7. A.Vimuttasoongviriya, Naveen Kwatra and Maneek Kumar. (2010). Damage Detection of Strengthened RC Frame Model with FRP Sheets under Lateral Loads.11th International Conference on Structures under Shock & Impact. 28-30 July 2010, Tallinn, Estonia, pp.55-67.
  8. A.Vimuttasoongviriya, Naveen Kwatra and Maneek Kumar. (2010). Nonlinear Behavior and Vibration Based Damage Identification of Retrofitted RC Frame Model.” 9th International Conference for High rise Towers and Tall Buildings,14-16 April 2010, Munich, Germany,
  9. Naveen Kwatra, HimanshuSinghal (2009). Finite Element Modeling of Retrofitted RC Beams National Conference on Civil Engineering, NIT Hamirpur, 2009.
  10. Naveen Kwatra, Ajay Gairolaand Abhay Gupta. (2007). Wind Pressure Distribution around Two Semi Curved Twin Buildings Proc. 4th National Conference on Wind Engineering, SERC Chennai, October 2007.
  11. Varinder Singh Naveen Kwatra, Pankaj Agarwal and M.L.Gambhir. (2007) Vibration Monitoring of RCC Buildings- A Case Study. 9th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engg. Texas Tech.University, June 26-27, 2007.
  12. Prem KrishnaNaveen Kwatra and Abhay Gupta. (2006). Wind Induced Interference Effects on Low Buildings – A review for Codification 3rd International Workshop on Regional Harmonization of Wind Loading and Wind Environment Specifications in Asia-Pacific Economies
  13. Prem KrishnaAbhay Gupta and Naveen Kwatra. (2006). Wind Induced Interference Effects on Tall Buildings – A review for Codification. 3rd International Workshop on Regional Harmonization of Wind Loading and Wind Environment Specifications in Asia-Pacific Economies
  14. Naveen Kwatra, YashpalVasishta, Prem Krishna. (2006). Codification of Wind Pressures Fluctuations on Low Building using Probabilistic Analysis Proc. 3rd National Conference on Wind Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata January 2006.
  15. Naveen Kwatra, VarinderKanwar&Malvinder Singh. (2004). Artificicial Neural Network Modelling of Wind Loads on tall rectangular buildings Proc. 2nd National Conference on Wind Engineering, VREC Nagpur , February 2004.
  16. Naveen Kwatra, P.N.Godbole&Prem Krishna(2004). Effect of various parameters on wind load on gable roof buildings Proc. 2nd National Conference on Wind Engineering, VREC Nagpur , February 2004.
  17. B.Singh and Naveen Kwatra. (2004). Modeling the fibre reinforced concrete corners. Proc. of the 2nd National Conf. on Advances in Concrete Technology, T.I.E.T. Patiala, February 2004.
  18. Naveen Kwatra, P.N.Godbole &Prem Krishna. (2003). Interference Effects on Wind Induced Pressures on Gable Roof Buildings 11th International Conf. on Wind Engg. Texas Tech.institute, USA, June 2003.
  19. Naveen Kwatra, P.N.Godbole&Prem Krishna. (2002). Wind loads and codal provisions. Proc. National Conference on Wind Engineering, I.I.T. Roorkee, April 2002.
  20. Naveen Kwatra and V.S. Batra. (2001). Artificial neural network modeling for traffic studies Proc. of the National seminar on Challenges for Road Transportation, TIET, Patiala, February, 524-527.
  21. Naveen Kwatra and S.K.Singh. (2000). Integrity Assessment of concrete structures. Proc. of the national conf. on Advances in Concrete Technology, T.I.E.T. Patiala, Sept. 2000. 179-186
  22. Naveen Kwatra, P.N.Godbole & Prem Krishna. (1999). Application of artificial neural network for determination of wind induced pressures on gable roofs. 10th International Conf. on wind Engg., Copenhagen, Denmark, 1999 1825-1829.

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Dr. Naveen Kwatra, Professor and head awarded E.P Nicolaides Prize by the Institute of Engineers (India) for the paper title “Finite Element Modeling of reinforced concrete comes under opening bending moment” in 2014.
  • Dr. Naveen Kwatra, Professor and head received the certificates of appreciation for his guidance provided to Ms. Divya Aggarwal during M.Tech Thesis entitled “ Evaluation of wind loads on building using genetic programming” The thesis received best M.Tech Thesis Award(2012-13) by Indian Society for wind Engineering (ISWE)

RESEARCH INTEREST

Professor Naveen Kwatra research interests are in application of artificial neural network modelling, Health monitoring and vibration monitoring of structure elements, the FEM modelling of structure elements.