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Dr. Anand K. B.

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering, Coimbatore

Qualification: Ph.D
kb_anand@amrita.edu
Research Interest: Cementitious composites, Energy efficiency in buildings, Forensic Engineering, High performance and Light weight concrete, Resource Optimization in Construction, Structural Masonry

Bio

Dr. Anand K. B. joined the Amrita School of Engineering in 2010 after a long and distinguished career at the N. S. S.College of Engineering, Palakkad. Dr. Anand received his M. Tech. and Ph. D. degrees from Building Technology & Construction Management division of IIT Madras. He worked at N. S. S. College of Engineering in Palakkad, where he rose from the post of Lecturer to that of Professor. He was actively involved in projects funded by MHRD and Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of Kerala. He also contributed in the BMTPC sponsored research project on “Accelerated Masonry Construction”, at IIT Madras.

Dr. Anand has published many international and national papers. The research paper on Interlocking Block Masonry, published in the Journal of the American Society of Civil Engineers was awarded as the best paper of 2004 by Indian Society for Construction Materials & Structures. He is also in the panel of reviewers for international journals. He has given number of invited lectures on topics related to Building Environment and Climatic Design. His areas of interest include Energy efficiency in buildings, Forensic Engineering, Resource optimization in construction. He has been an examiner for doctoral dissertations and has held crucial positions in academic bodies of various universities.

He is also associated with many professional bodies. For the overall contribution to teaching profession, Dr. Anand received the Best Teacher award from University of Calicut in the academic year 2004-2005.

Education

  • Ph.D Building Technology & Construction Management Division, Dept. of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras, Chennai, India.

Experience

YEAR AFFILIATION
2013 – Present Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore
2010 – 2013 Chairman, Department of Civil Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore
1984 – 2010 Career Progression from Lecturer to Professor, N. S. S. College of Engineering in Palakkad.
Served in positions of administrative and academic responsibility.

Technical Skill Asset

  • Concrete NDT,  Primavera, Revit, SAP

Awards/Achievemnts/Recognition

  1. Received the Best Teacher award from University of Calicut in the academic year 2004-2005.
  2. Best Technical paper award in 2004 from the Indian Society for Construction Materials & Structures (ISCMS-ECC Award), for the paper published in ASCE Journal of Architectural Engg.

 

Innovation in Teaching and Learning

  • 15CVL441: Architectural Science
    • Identification of real world examples of adoption of architectural elements in buildings
    • Case study presentation-critical evaluation on transformation and adoption of primary forms
    • Market survey on the varities of high performance glazings
      Students get an opportunity to apply the knowledge gained in lectures
Publications

Journal Article

Year : 2021

Earthquake vulnerability of city regions based on building typology: rapid assessment survey

Cite this Research Publication : Satish, Dharsana, E. Lalith Prakash, and K. B. Anand. "Earthquake vulnerability of city regions based on building typology: rapid assessment survey." Asian Journal of Civil Engineering 22, no. 4 (2021): 677-687. - scopus indexed

Publisher : Asian Journal of Civil Engineering

Year : 2020

Effects of fillers on the properties of cement grouts

Cite this Research Publication : M. Vasumithran, Dr. Anand K. B., and Dhanya Sathyan, “Effects of fillers on the properties of cement grouts”, Construction and Building Materials, vol. 246, p. 118346, 2020.

Publisher : Construction and Building Materials

Year : 2020

Strength and durability properties (effect of salts) of internal curing concrete

Cite this Research Publication : K. Kiran, Dhanya Sathyan, Dr. Anand K. B., and Devi, P., “Strength and durability properties (effect of salts) of internal curing concrete”, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 872, p. 012115, 2020.

Publisher : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering

Year : 2019

Embodied Energy Comparison of Prefabricated and Conventional Building Construction

Cite this Research Publication : S. Abey and Dr. Anand K. B., “Embodied Energy Comparison of Prefabricated and Conventional Building Construction”, Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India), vol. 100, 2019.

Publisher : Journal of The Institution of Engineers

Year : 2019

Compression behaviour of brick masonry strengthened with Textile Reinforced Concrete (TRC) – A preliminary study

Cite this Research Publication : A. Chitrakavi, Dr. Anand K. B., Gopinath, S., Madheswaran, C., Prabhakar, J., and Devi, K., “Compression behaviour of brick masonry strengthened with Textile Reinforced Concrete (TRC) – A preliminary study”, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 577, p. 012053, 2019.

Publisher : IOP Conference Series

Year : 2019

Influence of superplasticizer family on the durability characteristics of fly ash incorporated cement concrete

Cite this Research Publication : Dhanya Sathyan and Dr. Anand K. B., “Influence of Superplasticizer Family on the Durability Characteristics of Fly Ash Incorporated Cement Concrete”, Construction and Building Materials, vol. 204, pp. 864-874, 2019.

Publisher : Construction and Building Materials

Year : 2019

Comparative study on synthesis and properties of geopolymer fine aggregate from fly ashes

Cite this Research Publication : P. S. S, Sharma, A. K., and Dr. Anand K. B., “Comparative study on synthesis and properties of geopolymer fine aggregate from fly ashes”, Construction and Building Materials, vol. 198, pp. 359-367, 2019.

Publisher : Construction and Building Materials

Year : 2018

Performance evaluation of alkali-activated coal-ash aggregate in concrete

Cite this Research Publication : Sreekesh U. Menon, Dr. Anand K. B., and Dr. Anil Kumar Sharma, “Performance evaluation of alkali-activated coal-ash aggregate in concrete”, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Waste and Resource Management, vol. 171, no. 1, pp. 4-13, 2018.

Publisher : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Waste and Resource Management

Year : 2018

Microstructural and rate of water absorption study on fly-ash incorporated cement mortar

Cite this Research Publication : S. Aparna, Dhanya Sathyan, and Dr. Anand K. B., “Microstructural and rate of water absorption study on fly-ash incorporated cement mortar”, Materials Today: Proceedings, vol. 5, pp. 23692-23701, 2018.

Publisher : Materials Today: Proceedings

Year : 2018

Modelling the minislump spread of superplasticized PPC paste using RLS with the application of Random Kitchen sink

Cite this Research Publication : Dhanya Sathyan, Dr. Anand K. B., Jose, C., and Aravind, N. R., “Modelling the Minislump Spread of Superplasticized PPC Paste using RLS with the Application of Random Kitchen Sink”, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 310, 2018.

Publisher : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering

Year : 2018

Modeling the Fresh and Hardened Stage Properties of Self-Compacting Concrete using Random Kitchen Sink Algorithm

Cite this Research Publication : Aravind J. Prakash, Dhanya Sathyan, Dr. Anand K. B., and B. Premjith, “Modeling the Fresh and Hardened Stage Properties of Self-Compacting Concrete using Random Kitchen Sink Algorithm”, International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials, vol. 12, 2018.

Publisher : International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials

Year : 2018

Effect of superplasticizers on the rheological properties of fly ash incorporated cement paste

Cite this Research Publication : R. C Robert, Dhanya Sathyan, and Dr. Anand K. B., “Effect of superplasticizers on the rheological properties of fly ash incorporated cement paste”, Materials Today: Proceedings, vol. 5, pp. 23955-23963, 2018.

Publisher : Materials Today: Proceedings

Year : 2018

Utilization of recycled waste as filler in foam concrete

Cite this Research Publication : T. J. Chandni and Dr. Anand K. B., “Utilization of recycled waste as filler in foam concrete”, Journal of Building Engineering, vol. 19, pp. 154-160, 2018.

Publisher : Journal of Building Engineering

Year : 2018

Temperature influence on rheology of superplasticized pozzolana cement and modeling using RKS algorithm

Cite this Research Publication : Dhanya Sathyan, Dr. Anand K. B., and Sindu Menon M, “Temperature Influence on Rheology of Superplasticized Pozzolana Cement and Modeling using RKS Algorithm”, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, vol. 30, 2018.

Publisher : Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering

Year : 2018

Study on identically voided pervious concrete made with different sized aggregates

Cite this Research Publication : K. Kiran and Dr. Anand K. B., “Study on identically voided pervious concrete made with different sized aggregates”, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 310, p. 012064, 2018.

Publisher : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering

Year : 2018

Performance appraisal of coal ash stabilized rammed earth

Cite this Research Publication : Saranya Raj S, Dr. Anil Kumar Sharma, and Dr. Anand K. B., “Performance appraisal of coal ash stabilized rammed earth”, Journal of Building Engineering, vol. 18, pp. 51-57, 2018.

Publisher : Journal of Building Engineering

Year : 2018

Optimization of superplasticizer in portland pozzolana cement mortar and concrete

Cite this Research Publication : Dhanya Sathyan, Dr. Anand K. B., Dr. Mini K. M., and Aparna, S., “Optimization of Superplasticizer in Portland Pozzolana Cement Mortar and Concrete”, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 310, p. 012036, 2018.

Publisher : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering

Year : 2018

Performance evaluation of alkali activated coal ash aggregate in concrete

Cite this Research Publication : S. Menon, Dr. Anand K. B., and Sharma, A., “Performance evaluation of alkali activated coal ash aggregate in concrete”, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Waste and Resource Management, vol. 171, pp. 1-32, 2018.

Publisher : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Waste and Resource Management

Year : 2018

Coupled effect of superplasticizer dosage and fly ash content on strength and durability of concrete

Cite this Research Publication : N. Manomi, Dhanya Sathyan, and Dr. Anand K. B., “Coupled effect of superplasticizer dosage and fly ash content on strength and durability of concrete”, Materials Today: Proceedings, vol. 5, pp. 24033 - 24042, 2018.

Publisher : Materials Today: Proceedings

Year : 2018

Comparison of ANN and RKS approaches to model SCC strength

Cite this Research Publication : A. J. Prakash, Dhanya Sathyan, Dr. Anand K. B., and Aravind, N. R., “Comparison of ANN and RKS Approaches to Model SCC Strength”, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 310, p. 012037, 2018.

Publisher : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering

Year : 2017

Properties of cement grout modified with ultra-fine slag

Cite this Research Publication : S. Gopinathan and Dr. Anand K. B., “Properties of Cement Grout Modified with Ultra-fine Slag”, Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering, pp. 1-9, 2017.

Publisher : Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering

Year : 2017

Strength and Durability of Rammed Earth for Walling

Cite this Research Publication : A. Suresh and Dr. Anand K. B., “Strength and Durability of Rammed Earth for Walling”, Journal of Architectural Engineering, vol. 23, 2017.

Publisher : Journal of Architectural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Year : 2017

Studies on Rheological Properties of Superplasticised PPC Paste

Cite this Research Publication : Sindu Menon M, Dhanya Sathyan, and Dr. Anand K. B., “Studies on Rheological Properties of Superplasticised PPC Paste”, International Journal of civil engineering and Technology, vol. 8, no. 10, pp. 939-947, 2017.

Publisher : International Journal of civil engineering and Technology

Year : 2017

PVA fiber – Fly ash cementitious composite: Assessment of mechanical properties

Cite this Research Publication : K. V. Wishwesh and Dr. Anand K. B., “PVA fiber - Fly ash cementitious composite: Assessment of mechanical properties”, International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology, vol. 8, no. 10, pp. 647-658, 2017.

Publisher : International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology

Year : 2017

Performance evaluation of PVA fibre reinforced concrete

Cite this Research Publication : G. K. S and Dr. Anand K. B., “Performance evaluation of PVA fibre reinforced concrete”, Indian Concrete Journal, vol. 91, pp. 30-36, 2017.

Publisher : Indian Concrete Journal

Year : 2016

Modelling Marsh cone flow time of superplasticized PPC paste –using RLS with the application of RKS

Cite this Research Publication : C. Jose, Dhanya Sathyan, and Dr. Anand K. B., “Modelling Marsh cone flow time of superplasticized PPC paste –using RLS with the application of RKS”, ESTIS 2016, 2016.

Publisher : ESTIS 2016.

Year : 2016

Experimental Study on Portland Pozzolana Cement-Superplasticiser Compatibility in Mortar

Cite this Research Publication : Dhanya Sathyan, Dr. Anand K. B., and Dr. Mini K. M., “Experimental Study on Portland Pozzolana Cement-Superplasticiser Compatibility in Mortar”, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, vol. 09, no. 02, pp. 539-544, 2016.

Publisher : International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering.

Year : 2016

Rheological properties of superplasticized portland pozzolana cement paste

Cite this Research Publication : S. Menon.M, Dhanya Sathyan, and Dr. Anand K. B., “Rheological properties of superplasticized portland pozzolana cement paste”, ESTIS 2016, 2016.

Publisher : ESTIS

Year : 2005

Development and evaluation of hollow concrete interlocking block masonry system

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Anand K. B. and .Ramamurthy, K., “Development and evaluation of hollow concrete interlocking block masonry system”, The Masonry Society Journal, USA, pp. 11-19, 2005.

Publisher : The Masonry Society Journal, USA

Year : 2003

Laboratory based productivity studies on alternative masonry systems

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Anand K. B. and .Ramamurthy, K., “Laboratory based productivity studies on alternative masonry systems”, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, vol. 129, no. 3, 2003.

Publisher : Journal of Construction Engineering and Management

Year : 2003

Water permeability assessment of alternative masonry systems

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Anand K. B., Vasudevan, V., and .Ramamurthy, K., “Water permeability assessment of alternative masonry systems”, Building and Environment, vol. 37, pp. 947-957, 2003.

Publisher : Building and Environment

Year : 2001

Influence of Construction Method on Water Permeation of Interlocking Block Masonry

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Anand K. B. and Ramamurthy, K., “Influence of Construction Method on Water Permeation of Interlocking Block Masonry ”, Journal of Architectural Engineering, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 52-56, 2001.

Publisher : Journal of Architectural Engineering

Conference Paper

Year : 2021

Evaluation of Cementitious Mixes for Printing.

Cite this Research Publication : M. Vishruthi, Raghavendra, S., Y. Teja, R., and Dr. Anand K. B., “Evaluation of Cementitious Mixes for Printing”, in Proceedings of SECON 2020, Cham, 2021.

Publisher : Proceedings of SECON 2020, Springer International Publishing, Cham

Year : 2018

Industrial waste utilisation for foam concrete.

Cite this Research Publication : G. Krishnan and Dr. Anand K. B., “Industrial waste utilization for foam concrete”, in IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 2018, vol. 310.

Year : 2018

Mechanical Properties and Shear Strengthening Capacity of High Volume Fly Ash-Cementitious Composite

Cite this Research Publication : A. K. Joseph and Dr. Anand K. B., “Mechanical Properties and Shear Strengthening Capacity of High Volume Fly Ash-Cementitious Composite”, in IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 2018, vol. 310.

Publisher : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering

Year : 2018

Utilization of fly ash and ultrafine GGBS for higher strength foam concrete

Cite this Research Publication : R. Gowri and Dr. Anand K. B., “Utilization of fly ash and ultrafine GGBS for higher strength foam concrete”, in IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 2018, vol. 310.

Publisher : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering

Year : 2018

Industrial waste utilization for foam concrete

Cite this Research Publication : G. Krishnan and Dr. Anand K. B., “Industrial waste utilization for foam concrete”, in IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 2018, vol. 310.

Publisher : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering

Year : 2016

Prediction of passing ability of self compacting concrete: Regularized least square approach

Cite this Research Publication : A. .J.Prakash, Dhanya Sathyan, Dr. Anand K. B., and .B, P., “Prediction of passing ability of self compacting concrete: Regularized least square approach”, in International conference on Emerging and Sustainable Technologies for Infrastructure System, Coimbatore, 2016.

Publisher : International conference on Emerging and Sustainable Technologies for Infrastructure System, Coimbatore.

Year : 2016

Rheological properties of superplasticized portland pozzolana cement paste

Cite this Research Publication : S. Menon.M, Dhanya Sathyan, and Dr. Anand K. B., “Rheological properties of superplasticized portland pozzolana cement paste”, ESTIS 2016, 2016.

Publisher : ESTIS 2016.

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