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Dr. Mini K. M.

Chairperson, Professor

Dr. Mini K. M. currently serves as Professor and Chairperson at department of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering.

Qualification: Ph.D
k_mini@cb.amrita.edu
Research Interest: Composite Structures, Optimization of Structures, Soft Computing Application in Structural Engineering, Structural Analysis & Design

Bio

Dr. Mini K. M. has joined Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore in the year 1996. She received her Ph. D. from Anna University and her research area was focused on the Application of Soft Computing in Structural Engineering.

She was the principal investigator of the All – India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) funded project, “Development and Scale – up of Plunging Hollow Jet and Venturi Aerator.” The aerator developed based on the project was successfully installed in the effluent treatment plant of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore. Apart from this, she also completed the Department of Science & Technology (DST) funded project, “Investigation of Compatibility between Portland Pozzolana Cement and Admixtures in High Performance Concrete.”as the principal investigator.

Presently Dr. Mini is the principal investigator for the project, “Development of High Volume Flyash Foam Concrete Wall Panel Using Rice Straw as Thermal Insulation Material” Initiative to Promote Habitat Energy Efficiency (I-PHEE) by Department of Science & Technology (DST). The project focuses on the development of an eco-friend and sustainable wall panel which can be used for thermal insulation in buildings.

She has several publications in referred international and national journals and in various conferences. She serves as reviewer for various referred international journals such as Construction and Building Materials , Journal of Sustainable Cement Based Materials, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Steel & Composite Structures, Materials in Civil Engineering etc.

She authored a book titled Analysis and Assessment of Behavior of Infilled Frames using Artificial Neural Networks, published by Lambert Academic Publishing (LAB), ISBN – 978-3-8443-1068-9.

Dr. Mini’s areas of interest include Concrete Technology, Soft Computing, Structural Optimization and Composite Structures.

Projects and Consultancies

  • “Development of boron carbide cement concrete for neutron shielding”, BRNS, Sanction No: 51/14/03/2020-BRNS – Principal Investigator
  • “Development of High Volume Flyash Foam Concrete Wall Panel Using Rice Straw as Thermal Insulation Material” Initiative to Promote Habitat Energy Efficiency (I-PHEE) – Department of Science & Technology (DST) – 2017-21 – Principal Investigator
  • “Treatment of Pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) using Advanced Oxidation Process” (Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham) – Co-Investigator
  •  “Influence of Boron Carbide Addition on Performance and Neutron Shielding Ability of   Cement Mortar Mix” (Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham) – Principal Investigator
  • “Investigation of Compatibility between Portland Pozzolana Cement and Admixtures in High Performance  Concrete” Department of Science and Technology, 2012-2015 – Principal Investigator
  • “Neural network modelling for stability analysis of fibre reinforced composite laminate plates” Institution of Engineers (India) – Principal Investigator
  •  “Development and scale_up of plunging hollow jet, venturi and sudden expansion type aerators” (F.No.8021/RID-195/2002-03/Revalidated 2003-04), All India Council for Technical Education – Principal Investigator

Innovation in Teaching and Learning

  • 15CVL111: Introduction to Civil Engineering
    Students are encouraged to present their views about the various specialisations in Civil Engg along with the future aspects in Construction. They were made to read the news related to the present construction techniques. Students are also exposed to “Ethics in Construction” by an experienced Civil Engineer.
    The students become more confident by knowing the vast opportunities available to them.
Publications

Book

Analysis and Assessment of Infilled Frames Using Artificial Neural Networks

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M.

Publisher : Germany : Lambert Academic Publishers

Book Chapter

Biofiber composites in building and construction

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M.

Publisher : Sustainable Natural Fibers composite: A Green Approach in Engineering and Technology Materials Research Forum LLC

Conference Paper

Study on the efficiency of CFRP and GFRP in corrosion resistance of rebar embedded in concrete

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., Ananth Kumar M., Dr. Prakash Chinnaiyan, Sharma, S.V., Krishnaa, A.C.B.

Publisher : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering

Study on CNT based cement composites

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., Swamy, B. P. L. Dheeraj, Srinivas, K., K Rao, N

Publisher : Paper SE01, Int.national conference on Innovations and Advances in Civil Engineering Towards Green and Sustainable Systems (INACES-2014)

Neural Network Model for the Fatigue Analysis of Fibre Reinforced Composite

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., S. Manne and Mathew, L.

Publisher : International Conference on “Operations Research applications in Engineering and Management (ICOREM)

Enhancement of Mechanical Properties and Corrosion Behaviour of Concrete due to Addition of Ultrafine GGBS

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., Dr. Murali Rangarajan, M Pradeep Kumar

Publisher : International Conference on Advances in Construction Materials and Systems (ICACMS), RILEM Proceedings Pro118

Study on performance of concrete with over-burnt bricks aggregates and micro-silica admixture

Authors : Dr. Dhanya Sathyan, Dr. Mini K. M., K. Praveen

Publisher : Proceedings of International conference on Emerging and Sustainable Technologies for infra structure systems

Analysis of Frames Using Artificial Neural Network

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., K., S

Publisher : International Confce “Digital Analysis and Modeling of Systems”, Coimbatore.

Analysis of Infilled Frames Using Artificial Neural Network

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., J. Kelvina Fl S, and K., S.

Publisher : National Confce “Recent Advances in Civil Engineering”

Study of Infilled Framed Structures Using Artificial Neural Networks

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., K, S

Publisher : 5th International Confce AMCM ,Paper No.2/15.

Institute Determination of Rock Properties for a Steel Plant

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., P. N. S

Publisher : Case Studies in Geotechnical Engineering, 272-277

Optimal Design of RCC Infilled Frames Using Artificial Neural Network

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., K. S

Publisher : National Confce “Futuristic of concrete technology and optimal design of R.C.C Structures” 193-196

Assessment of compaction behaviour of soils using artificial neural networks

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., S, P. N

Publisher : Indian Geotechnical Conference Vol.1

Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Framed Structures Using Artificial Neural Networks

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., Subramanian, K

Publisher : International Confce “Resource Utilisation and Intelligent Systems 174-177

Journal Article

Mechanical and Durability Properties of Hybrid Fiber Reinforced Foam Concrete

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., B. raj, Dhanya Sathyan, and Dr. Mini K. M.

Publisher : Construction and Building materials

Pharmaceutical Products as Emerging Contaminant in Water : Relevance for Developing Nations and Identification of Critical Compounds for Indian Environment

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., Prakash Chinnaiyan; S.G. Thampi; M. Kumar;

Publisher : Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Springer International Publishing

Effect of Multiple Tuned Mass Dampers for Vibration Control in High-Rise Buildings

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., Lekshmi Suresh

Publisher : Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction

Comparison of different dosages of PCM incorporated wallpanels

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., Dr. Dhanya Sathyan, R R Lakshan; A M Rosini; K Sathiyan; Dhanya Sathyan; Dr. Mini K. M.; Dr. Gangadharan D.

Publisher : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, IOP Publishing

Thermo-mechanical and durability properties of expanded perlite aggregate foamed concrete

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., Dr. Dhanya Sathyan, Sharook, Sakir; Dhanya Sathyan; Dr. Mini K. M.

Publisher : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Construction Materials

Effect of nano TiO 2 -epoxy composite in bond strength and corrosion resistance of rebar embedded in micro-silica modified concrete

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., V. Ramganesh, Kumar, M.,Vignesh, V., and Karthikeyan, R.

Publisher : Journal of Physics: Conference Series

Effect of micro silica and aggregate size on cracking of self-compacting concrete

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., A. Sankar, Hari, R.

Publisher : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers

Experimental investigation on strength properties of poly – propylene fibre reinforced concrete

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., Dr. Dhanya Sathyan, D. Jagan, Shankar, V., Mahalingam, T., Dr. Mini K. M., and Sahai, G.

Publisher : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering

Vibration isolation at the level of footing using modified concrete

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., Nimmy Therese; S. Sruthy;

Publisher : Materials Today

Stabilization of black cotton soil and loam soil using reclaimed asphalt pavement and waste crushed glass

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., C. Rajesh Kumar; Renuka Sai Gadekari; G. Vani

Publisher : Materials Today

Heat transfer simulation across a building insulated with foam concrete wall cladding

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., Dr. Dhanya Sathyan, Amritha Raj; Balaji K.

Publisher : Materials Today: Proceedings, Elsevier

Study on the efficiency of CFRP and GFRP in corrosion resistance of rebar embedded in concrete

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., Ananth Kumar M., Dr. Prakash Chinnaiyan, Sharma, S.V., Krishnaa, A.C.B.

Publisher : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering

Effect of fibre volume fraction on fatigue behaviour of glass fibre reinforced composite

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., Mahadevan Lakshmanan, Mathew, L., and Mukundan, M.

Publisher : Fatigue Fracture of Engineering Materials Structures, Wiley Publishing Ltd.

Effect Of Expanded Perlite Aggregate On The Thermo-Mechanical And Durability Properties Of Foam Concrete ( Under review )

Authors : Dr. Dhanya Sathyan, Dr. Mini K. M., S, S

Publisher : Journal of Building Engineering

Mechanical and Durability Properties of Hybrid Fiber Reinforced Foam Concrete (Under Review )

Authors : Dr. Dhanya Sathyan, Dr. Mini K. M., Bhagyasree raj;

Publisher : Construction and Building materials

A Study on Performance of Eps Sandwich Foam Concrete Wall Panel

Authors : Dr. Dhanya Sathyan, Dr. Mini K. M., Sarath Chandra,; Amritha Raj;

Publisher : Energy Efficiency, Springer

Experimental study on strengthening of R.C beam using glass fibre reinforced composite

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., Dr. R. Ramkrishnan, Alapatt, R. John, David, A., Radhakrishnan, A. and Cyriac, M

Publisher : Structural Engineering and Mechanics

Structural damage detection through longitudinal wave propagation using spectral finite element method

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., KaVarun Kumar, Saravanan, Tbc Jothi, Sreekala, Rb, and Gopalakrishnan, Nbd

Publisher : Geomechanics and Engineering

Influence Of Silica Based Carbon Nano Tube Composites In Concrete

Authors : Mahadevan Lakshmanan, Dr. Mini K. M., B. L. P. Dheeraj Swamy, Raghavan, V., Srinivas, K., K Rao, N., and Dr. Jayanarayanan K

Publisher : Advanced Composites Letters

Study on performance of concrete with over-burnt bricks aggregates and micro-silica admixture

Authors : Dr. Dhanya Sathyan, Dr. Mini K. M., K Praveen;

Publisher : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering

Study on Silica Infused Recycled Aggregate Concrete Using Design of Experiments

Authors : Dr. Meera Balachandran, Dr. Mini K. M., P. .M.Mrudul, .Upender, T., Tarun, V.

Publisher : Journal of Engineering science and Technology

Decelerating the Corrosion of Steel Bars in Concrete by Addition of Mineral Admixtures

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., Varun Kumar. K

Publisher : International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering

Strengthening of plain concrete cylinders with natural sisal FRP composite systems

Authors : Mahadevan Lakshmanan, Dr. Mini K. M., A. Padanattil

Publisher : International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering

Study on Silica Based Carbon Nano Tube Cement Composites’ International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., B. L. P. Dheeraj Swamy, Raghavan, V., Srinivas, K., K Rao, N. and Mahadevan Lakshmanan

Publisher : International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering

Neural network paradigms for fatigue strength prediction of fiber-reinforced composite materials

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., Sowmya Manne

Publisher : International journal of Advanced Structural Engineering

Analysis of Infilled Frames –A Study Using Artificial Neural Network

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., Subramanian, K

Publisher : International Journal of Design Engineering

Experimental Study on Portland Pozzolana Cement-Superplasticiser Compatibility in Mortar

Authors : Dr. Dhanya Sathyan, Dr. Anand K. B., Dr. Mini K. M., Dr. Anand K. B., and Dr. Mini K. M.

Publisher : International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering

Study on concrete with partial replacement of cement by rice husk ash

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., K. N Krishna and Sandeep, S

Publisher : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering

Study of Plunging Hollow-jet Aerators using Non-dimensional Parameters

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., G.Kaimal, M., and N Pillai, N

Publisher : Institution of Engineers (India)- EN

Study of Venturi Aerator using Non-dimensional Parameters

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., N.Narayana Pillai

Publisher : International Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering Research

Strength and durability studies of SCC incorporating silica fume and ultra fine GGBS

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., Ardra Mohan

Publisher : Construction and Building Materials

Performance of Concrete Made Using Waste Fiber Reinforced Polymer (Frp) Powder as A Partial Replacement for Fine Aggregate

Authors : Dr. Dhanya Sathyan, Dr. Mini K. M., Suganya M

Publisher : Material today proceeding

Study on performance of concrete with over-burnt bricks aggregates and micro-silica admixture

Authors : Dr. Dhanya Sathyan, Dr. Mini K. M., K. Praveen

Publisher : Proceedings of International conference on Emerging and Sustainable Technologies for infra structure systems

Study on reinforced concrete beams with helical transverse reinforcement

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., N. Kaarthik Krishna and Sandeep, S

Publisher : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering

Optimization of superplasticizer in portland pozzolana cement mortar and concrete

Authors : Dr. Dhanya Sathyan, Dr. Anand K. B., Dr. Mini K. M., Aparna, S

Publisher : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering

Strength and durability properties of quarry dust powder incorporated concrete blocks

Authors : Dr. R. Ramkrishnan, Dr. Dhanya Sathyan, Dr. Mini K. M., G. Kottukappalli Febin; A. J. Abhirami; A. Vineetha; and V. Manisha

Publisher : Construction and Building Materials

Strengthening of Plain Concrete Cylinders with Natural FRP Composite Systems

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., Mahadevan Lakshmanan, Dr. Jayanarayanan K., A. Padanattil

Publisher : Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Transactions of Civil Engineering

Physical and Functional Characteristics of Foam Concrete: A Review

Authors : Dr. Dhanya Sathyan, Dr. Mini K. M., A. Raj

Publisher : Construction and Building materials

Fuzzy logic modeling for strength prediction of reactive powder concrete

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., Akshay Nadiger, C. Harinath Reddy C and S. Vasudevan

Publisher : Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing (International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Applications, ICICA 2016)

Neural Network Based Modeling of Infilled Steel Frames

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., K. Subramanian and S. Florence, J. Kelvina

Publisher : International Journal of Structural Engineering and Mechanics

California Bearing Ratio Behaviour of Soil Stabilized Class F Fly Ash Systems

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., Leelavathamma B; Pandian N S

Publisher : Journal of Testing and Evaluation, ASTM

Comparative Study on Strengthening of Concrete Structures using Natural and Artificial fibers

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., Navaneeth Krishnan, K.; Hari, R.;

Publisher : Journal of Physics: Conference Series

Discussion on “Exact Solutions for Sequent Depths Problem

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M.

Publisher : Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering,ASCE

Analytical Investigations on Structural Damage Identification Using Torsional Wave Propagation

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., V. K. Kumar, T. Saravanan, J., and Gopalakrishnan, N

Publisher : Recent Advances in Structural Engineering,

Study on Silica Based Carbon Nano Tube Cement Composites’ International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering

Authors : Mahadevan Lakshmanan, Dr. Mini K. M., B. L. P. Dheeraj Swamy, Raghavan, V., Srinivas, K., K Rao, N.

Publisher : International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering

Neural Network Model for the Analysis of Infilled Framed Structures

Authors : Dr. Mini K. M., Subramanian, K

Publisher : Archives of Civil Engineering

Patent Submission
  • “Seismic resistant composite concrete with higher ductility”, Application Number: 201641032716
  • Harish Mohan Thettemmel, Renjith Mohan, Dr. Mini K. Madhavan, Rao R. Bhavani, A Process for Manufacturing Plastic Bricks, 201941015214, 16 April 2019
  • Navaneeth Krishnan K, Mini K. Madhavan, “An Apparatus for Spraying of Construction Materials”, Application No. 202041014508, Date of Filing: 01/04/2020.
Invited talks
  • Resource Person – Webinar on “Application of Foam concrete-Thermal Insulation Material”; Date: 8-January -2021: Organiser : Hindusthan College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore
  • Resource Person – Webinar on “Fly Ash based Foam Concrete Wall Panels-Thermal Insulation in Building” , Date:22nd March 2021: Organiser: Ahalia institute of Technology, Palakkad, Kerala
  • Resource Person – Webinar on “Foam concrete- Sustainable Building Material”, Date:23rd March 2021: Organiser: Karunya University, Coimbatore
  • Resource Person – Webinar on “Foam concrete-Thermal Insulation Material”, Date: 13-June -2020: Organised by: Amrita School of Engineering.
  • Resource Person – One Week STTP on “Recent Trends in Structural Engineering”- “Strengthening of Concrete Structures – Confinement using FRP” organised by Govt College of Technology, Coimbatore on June 18 – 2020
  • Resource Person Webinar on “Fiber reinforced foam concrete as thermal insulation material”, Date: 24- June -2020: Organised by: Baselios Mathews II College of Engineering, Kerala
  • Resource Person – Faculty Development Programme on “Strength of Materials” organised by Dr NGP Institute of Technology, Coimbatore on June 12-14, 2019
  • Resource Person – National Level Seven-Day Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on “STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS—II “organised by PSG Institute of Technology and Applied Research, Neelambur, Coimbatore-641062 on 24th – 30th November, 2019
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