Professor Srinivasan Arunachalam

Director, Jaypee Wind Engg. Applicatiion Centre and Dean (A&R), Jaypee University of Engg. & Technology, Guna, M.P.

Areas of Interest:

Wind Engineering, Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Testing, Structural Engineering, Cyclone Disaster Mitigation, Renewable Wind Energy


Wind engineering, wind effects on structures, wind tunnel testing, cyclone disaster mitigation, concrete structures

Consultancy Areas:

  • During my previous tenure at CSIR-SERC, Chennai, (1983-2013), as Head of the Wind Engineering Laboratory I have rendered consultancy services to the industry by undertaking several wind tunnel testing on models of tall buildings/chimneys/cooling towers etc.
  • Some of the wind tunnel experiments, such as carried out for ISRO, and Madras Fertilizers Limited (MFL) were unique in the sense that arriving at engineering solutions otherwise through numerical/theoretical methods is nearly impossible due to the complexity in wind flow patterns and due to aerodynamic and aero-elastic interactions.


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations

Major Professional Contributions:

  • Contributions to BIS codes on wind loads.
  • Modification factors, ‘k1’ and ‘k2 ’ for design wind speed, IS: 875 (Part 3)-1987.
  • Recommendation of basic cyclonic wind speed, and risk coefficient, k1 for cyclonic regions, IS: 15498: 2004.
  • Innovative solutions to industrial problems on wind- sensitive structures, through boundary layer wind tunnel testing on structural models.
  • Semi-empirical method to predict across-wind response of tall circular chimneys to vortex shedding, with closed-form solution for use in design office.
  • Contributed to Section. 4, of the National Guidelines on Management of Cyclones brought out by NDMA, GOI.

Professional Experience:

  • Project Associate IIT, Madras Jan. 1980-Aug. 1982.
  • Senior Project Officer IIT, Madras Aug. 1982-Feb.1983.
  • Scientist CSIR-SERC, Chennai Feb. 1983-Feb. 2006.
  • Chief Scientist and Advisor (M).
  • CSIR-SERC Feb. 2006-Jan. 2013.
  • Director and Dean (A&R) Jaypee Uni. of Engg. & Tech, Guna Jan. 2013 till date.


CSIR-SERC, Structural engineering, Wind engineering, BLWT testing, IS :875(part-3)1987, IS: 4998-1992, Risk analysis of cyclone wind speeds, across-wind response of chimneys, Cyclone shelter, Cyclone disaster mitigation


Contact Information


Jaypee University of Engg. & Technology, A.B. Road, Raghogarh, Dist. Guna, M.P.
Phone: 07544-267051,267310-314.
Mob. 07692819120;

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  • B.E. Civil Engg. 1979 Madras University.
  • M.S. Civil Engg. 1983 IIT, Madras.
  • PhD Engg. faculty 2004 IISc, Bangaluru.


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering.
  • Fellow, Institution of Engineers (India).
  • CSIR-DAAD Fellow, 1987-1988.
  • CSIR-UNDP Fellow, Sep. 1992-Mar. 1993.
  • AS Arya UoR Disaster.
  • Prevention Award (as a Member of Team) 2000.

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated To: Section I: Civil Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2014

Year of Birth: 1957