Dr. Shruti Sharma

Designation:

Associate Professor

Specialization:

Structural Engineering

Email:

shruti.sharma@thapar.edu

Biography

Dr. Shruti Sharma is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering. She joined Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology as Lecturer in 2004. She is a Gold-Medallist in B.Tech (Bachelors in Civil Engineering) as well as her M.E (Masters in Structural Engineering). She was awarded INAE (Indian National Academy of Engineering) Award for Best Doctoral Thesis in 2011. She has been the Principal Investigator of various research projects sponsored by Govt. of India agencies like AICTE (All India Council of Technical Council), DST (Department of Science and Technology), UGC (University Grants Commission) and NRB (Naval Research Board) amounting to more than 100 lakhs. Her areas of research include health monitoring of infra-structures, sustainability of concrete and application of nano-materials in civil engineering applications. She has more than 30 publications to her credit out of which 15 are SCI indexed. Her H-index is 6 (June 2017). She was given a “Letter of Appreciation by DST” for her wonderful contribution to corrosion monitoring in reinforced concrete structures in a research project. She has developed a “Structural Health Monitoring Laboratory” which has all the latest Non-Destructive Test set-ups (Acoustic Emission, Infra- Red Thermography, Ultrasonic P-R systems, Fibre-Optic sensing technology etc.) which is one of its kind in North India.

Research Tags

  • Health Monitoring of Structures
  • Sustainable Concrete
  • Use of Nano-materials in Concrete

Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies

  • Life Member of Indian Society of Wind Engineering (ISWE)

Publications and other Research Outputs

(i) Sponsored Research Projects

S.No. Year of Funding Sponsoring Organization Title of Project Amount (In Lacs) Co-Investigators
1 2017-2020 ECR Award, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. Of India. Behavior of Corroded and Corrosion Repaired RC Beams using Advanced Non-Destructive Techniques of Infrared Thermography (IRT) and Digital Image Correlation (DIC) 32.8755 -
2 2012-2015 University Grants Commission (UGC), Govt. Of India. Ultrasonic Guided Wave Approach for monitoring setting and Hardening of concrete 5.25 Mr. Sandeep Sharma
3 2012-2016 Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. Of India. Detection of Corrosion by Ultrasonic and Acoustic Emission Techniques 42 Mr. Sandeep Sharma
4 2013-2016 Naval Research Board (NRB), DRDO, Govt. Of India. Investigation of corrosion and its progression in ship hulls 24.6 Mr. Sandeep Sharma
5 2007-2011 Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. Of India. Corrosion Monitoring in Girders using Smart Materials & Wave Propagation Techniques 23,21,791 Dr. Abhijit Mukherjee(PI)
6 2007-2010 Naval Research Board (NRB), DRDO, Govt. Of India. Health Monitoring of submerged naval vessels using Smart Materials & Wave Propagation Techniques 24.9 Dr. Abhijit Mukherjee(PI)
Ms. Sandeep Sharma (Co-PI)
7 2007-2010 All India Council Of Technical Education (AICTE), Govt. Of India. Corrosion Monitoring in RC Girders 6 -

(ii) Student Research – Doctoral Degrees

  • 1 Completed
    Mohit Garg, Performance of Carbon Nano-Tubes modified Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites, 2016, Co-Supervisor-Dr. Rajeev Mehta.
  • 6 Ongoing

(iii) Student Research – Master’s Thesis Guided till Date: 32

(iv) Research Publications

Papers in SCI Journals

S.No. Author(s) Year Title of Paper Details Publisher/ Impact Factor (I.F.)
1 Shruti Sharma, Abhijit Mukherjee 2011 Monitoring progression of corrosion in chloride and oxide environment using ultrasonic guided waves ASCE- Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, February ,2011, 23(2), pp. 207-211 ASCE IF: 1.322
2 Shruti Sharma, Abhijit Mukherjee 2010 Longitudinal Guided Waves for Monitoring Chloride Corrosion in reinforcing bars in concrete Structural Health Monitoring, November 2010, 9(6), pp. 555–567. SAGE IF: 3.206
3 Shruti Sharma, Abhijit Mukherjee 2013 Non-Destructive Evaluation of corrosion in Varying Environments Research in Non-Destructive Evaluation, April 2013, 24(2), pp. 63-88. Taylor & Francis IF 1.259
4 Shruti Sharma, Abhijit Mukherjee 2014 Ultrasonic Guided Waves for Monitoring the setting process of concretes with varying work abilities Construction and Building Materials, December 2014, 72, pp. 358-366. Elsevier IF :2.256
5 Shruti Sharma, Abhijit Mukherjee 2015 Monitoring freshly poured concrete using ultrasonic guided waves through reinforcing bars Cement and Concrete Composites, January 2015, 55, pp. 337-347. Elsevier IF: 3.33
6 Mohit Garg, Shruti Sharma Rajeev Mehta 2015 Pristine and amino functionalized carbon nanotubes reinforced glass fiber epoxy composites Composites: Part A September 2015, 76, pp. 92–101 Elsevier I.F. 4.021
7 Ashutosh Sharma, Shruti Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, Abhijit Mukherjee 2015 Ultrasonic Guided waves for monitoring corrosion of FRP wrapped concrete structures Construction and Building Materials, October 2015, 96, 690-702. Elsevier IF :2.421
8 Mohit Garg, Shruti Sharma Rajeev Mehta, 2016 Processing of functionalized and pristine carbon nanotube epoxy composites with silane treated glass fiber Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 31(15), 2016, 2044-2056. Taylor & Francis I.F. : 1.419
9 Mohit Garg, Shruti Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, Rajeev Mehta 2016 Non-contact damage monitoring technique for FRP laminates using guided waves Smart Structures and Systems, 2016, 17 (5), 795-817. Techno Press I.F: 1.368
10 Mohit Garg, Shruti Sharma Rajeev Mehta, 2016 Carbon nanotube-reinforced glass fiber epoxy composite laminates exposed to hygrothermal conditioning Journal of Materials Science, 2016, Volume 51(8), 8562–8578 Springer Impact Factor 2.371
11 Mohit Garg, Shruti Sharma Rajeev Mehta, 2017 Role of curing conditions and silanization of glass fibers on carbon nanotubes (CNTs) reinforced glass fiber epoxy composites Composite Interfaces Volume 24(2), 2017 , 233-253. Taylor Francis I.F. 1.046
12 Beena Kumari Shruti Sharma Sandeep Sharma and Naveen Kwatra 2017 Monitoring Degradation in Concrete Filled Steel Tubular Sections Using Guided Waves Smart Structures and Systems, 19(4), 2017, 371-382. Techno Press I.F: 1.368
13 Mohit Garg, Shruti Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, Rajeev Mehta 2017 Effect of hygrothermal aging on GFRP composites in marine environment Steel and Composite Structures, 25 (1), Sept. ,2017, 93-104. Techno Press I.F: 3.198
14 Beena Kumari Shruti Sharma and Naveen Kwatra 2017 Behaviour of bolted connections in concrete filled steel tubular beam column joints Steel and Composite Structures, 25(4), Nov 2017. Techno Press IF: 3.198
15 Balvir Singh, Siva Chidambaram, Shruti Sharma, Naveen Kwatra 2017 Behavior of FRP strengthened RC In-filled Frames Subjected to Cyclic Loading Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Accepted, 2017. Techno Press IF 1.12

Papers in Non-SCI Journals

S.No. Author(s) Year Title of Paper Journal Details Publisher
1 Shruti Sharma, Abhijit Mukherjee 2010 Propagating ultrasonic guided waves through concrete reinforcements with simulated and actual corrosion Canadian Institute of Non-Destructive Evaluation, 2010,Vol 31(2), pp. CINDT
2 Shruti Sharma, P.C. Bhise Abhijit Mukherjee 2011 Damage Detection in steel bars using ultrasonic guided waves: An Experimental and Analytical Study Journal of Structural Engineering, CSIR-SERC, Chennai, India,2011,37(6), pp. 409-421. SERC Chennai
3 Shruti Sharma, Abhijit Mukherjee 2009 Damage Detection in Reinforcing Bars in Concrete using Ultrasonic Waves, Journal of Pure and Applied Ultrasonics,2009, 31. Ultrasonics Society of India
4 Shruti Sharma,Sandeep Sharma,Kastur Chakraborty 2014 Study of Fresh and Hardened Properties of Concrete Modified with Recycled Concrete Aggregates International Journal of Research in Advent Technology,2014,. 3 (2). e-ISSN (Online Version): 2321–9637    
5 Shruti Sharma, Sandeep Sharma,Ramandeep Singh 2014 Guided Waves for Damage Monitoring in Plates with Notch Defects International Journal of Engineering Research and Science & Technology Vol. 3 (3) e-ISSN (Online Version): 2319–5991   
6 Ramandeep Singh Dhillon,Shruti Sharma, Gurbir Kaur 2014 Effect of Polypropylene and steel fibers on the strength characteristics of Fly-ash Concrete International Journal of Research in Advent Technology,2014,3(2). e-ISSN (Online Version): 2321–9637   
7 Shruti Sharma,Sandeep Sharma,Ramandeep Singh 2014 Guided Waves for Damage Monitoring in Plates with Corrosion Defects International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology,2014,3(3) e- ISSN (Online Version): 2319– 8753.  

Papers in International/National Conferences

S.No. Author(s) Year Title of Paper Name and Place of Conference
1 Shruti Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, Abhijit Mukherjee 2009 Damage Monitoring in Reinforcing Bars in Concrete using Longitudinal Guided Waves International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring SHMII-4, 22nd -24th July- 2009, Zurich Switzerland.
2 Shruti Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, Abhijit Mukherjee 2011 Monitoring of post-tensioned tendons using guided waves Smart Monitoring, Assessment and Rehablitation of Civil Structures, SMAR 2011, 8-10 Feb 2011 , Dubai, UAE.
3 Shruti Sharma, Abhijit Mukherjee 2013 Structural Health Monitoring and Sustainability of RC structures International Conference on Advanced Materials for Energy Efficient Buildings (AME2 B-2013), Organised ByvCSIR-CBRI Roorkee at India Habitat Centre New Delhi, Feb 13-15 2013.
4 Shruti Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, Abhijit Mukherjee 2012 Discovering Hidden Structural Degradations International Symposium on Engineering Under Uncertainty: Safety Assessment and Management -ISEUSAM 2012, Bengal Engineering College, Shibpur, West Bengal,TR-004.
5 Shruti Sharma, Abhijit Mukherjee 2011 Corrosion Monitoring of post-tensioned tendons using guided waves SMIRT-2011, International Association for structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 2011, pp.690-692.
6 Shruti Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, Abhijit Mukherjee 2010 Ultrasonic Investigations of Embedded and Submerged Components International Conference on Theoretical, Applied, Computational and Experimental Mechanics, ICTACEM , December 27-29, 2010, IIT Kharagpur, India.
7 Shruti Sharma, Abhijit Mukherjee 2008 Damage Detection in Reinforcing Bars in Concrete using ultrasonic guided waves NSU, XVII, National Symposium on Ultrasonics NSU 4TH- 6TH December, 2008, IT, BHU, VARANASI
8 Shruti Sharma, Abhijit Mukherjee 2009 Ultrasonics for Corrosion Monitoring of Embedded Reinforcements, International Conference on Advances in Structures and Geotechnical Engineering, ACSGE-2009, Oct 25-27, 2009 at BITS, Pilani, India.
9 Shruti Sharma, Sandeep Sharma 2008 Ultrasonic Field Modeling in Homogeneous Fluid Using Distributed Point Source Method, Recent Trends in Mechanical Engineering, NCME III held at Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology on 14-15th November,2008.
10 Shruti Sharma, Abhijit Mukherjee 2006 Numerical Techniques for Propagation of Stress Waves in Electromechanically Coupled Systems ICCM- December, 2006 at IIT Kharagpur
11 Shruti Sharma, Sandeep Sharma 2006 Health Monitoring of Structures using Smart Materials Recent Trends in Mechanical Engineering, NCME II held at TIET on 10-11th November,2006
12 Shruti Sharma, Sandeep Sharma 2006 Sensitivity Analysis of energy function constants in continuous valued Hopfield Neural Network for solving TSP Recent Trends in Mechanical Engineering, NCME II held at TIET on 10-11th November,2006.
13 Shruti Sharma, V.R Sharma 2004 An emerging technology- Self Compacting Concrete MACE 2004, held at NIT Hamirpur from August 26-27, 2004.
14 Shruti Sharma, V.R Sharma 2004 Use of glass fiber concrete in civil engineering structures-state of art MACE 2004, held at NIT Hamirpur from August 26-27, 2004.
15 Shruti Sharma, N.P. Devgan 2002 Critical appraisal of IS-875(part 3) with AS 1170.2 as applied to multistoried steel buildings NCWE 2002 held at IIT Roorkee from April 4-6th, 2002.

Awards and Honours

  • Awarded INAE BEST DOCTORAL THESIS award by Indian National Academy of Engineers (INAE) in 2010-2011 comprising of cash prize of Rs 10,000/- and a citation.
  • Completed a sponsored research project by Department of Science and Technology (DST, Govt. of India) and awarded a Letter of Appreciation and Performance as “Good”.
  • RNDE Paper and SHM paper – Most Downloaded papers of 2013 and 2011-12 respectively.
  • Awarded Performance Incentive (PIS) by the University 5 times.
  • Gold Medal in B.E(Civil) and overall topper in all branches
  • Gold Medal in M.E.(Structures)
  • Gate Scholarship Holder with 98.63 percentile and AIR of 64
  • Awarded a gold medal and a cash prize of Rs 10,000 by Institution of Engineers( Punjab & Haryana Centre) for standing 1st in B.E.
  • Awarded a Roll of Honor and a cash prize of Rs 600 by Guru Harkrishan Educational Society for standing first in B.E.
  • Selected in Indian Engineering Services twice