Dr. Himanshu Chawla

Assistant Professor

Specialization

Structural Engineering

Email

himanshu.chawla@thapar.edu

Specialization

Structural Engineering

Email

himanshu.chawla@thapar.edu

 

Contact No.

+91-8233114245

Assistant Professor

himanshu.chawla@thapar.edu

Biography

Dr. Himanshu Chawla is working with Civil Engineering Department, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala since January 2018. He has completed his M.E. and PhD degree in Structural Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (BITS Pilani). His area of research includes structural behaviour of FRP-concrete hybrid beams, modelling of structures in FEM software (ABAQUS), use of waste materials in concrete and FRP laminates, and FRP bridges. He has guided more than 10 master’s students and guiding one Ph.D. student.

Patent

  • Title: A Loading Test Apparatus And Method Thereof Patent No.: 202011006637 Name of Applicant(s): Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani, Pilani Campus, Vidya Vihar, Pilani, Jhunjunu District, Rajasthan – 333031, India. Inventors: Singh Shamsher Bahadur, Chawla Himanshu & Vummadisetti Sudhir. Status: Filed

Research Projects

Title- Development of Curved U-shaped FRP-Concrete Composite Beams, SEED Grant of Rs. 2 Lakh (2,718 US dollar) Role: PI, Funding Agency: Thapar Research Initiation Grant

Title- Structural Health Monitoring of Structures Retrofitted with Graphene-FRP Composites under Thapar-Virginia Tech. Center of Excellence for Emerging Materials. Cost of the project is Rs. 16.35 Lakhs (22,848 US dollar) Role: Co-PI

Experience: Total Teaching Experience is 3 years

  • January 2018 to October 2018, Lecturer, Civil Engineering Department, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala.
  • November 2018 to present, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala.

Teaching Interests:

  • Mechanics
  • Design of Steel Structures
  • Solid and Structures
  • Design of Concrete Structures

Research Interest:

  • Construction Materials
  • Analysis of Structures
  • FRP-Concrete hybrid beams
  • Modelling of structures in ABAQUS
  • Use of waste materials in construction
  • Composite Structures
  • FRP bridges

Publications:

Journals

  • H. Chawla, S. B. Singh (2019). Stability and Failure Characterization of Fiber Reinforced Pultruded Beams with different Stiffening Elements, Part 2: Analytical and Numerical study. Thin-walled structures, Vol. 141, pp. 606-626. [SCI & Impact Factor 4.033]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2018.10.024
  • S. B. Singh, H. Chawla (2019). Stability and Failure Characterization of Fiber Reinforced Pultruded Beams with different Stiffening Elements, Part I: Experimental Investigation. Thin-walled structures, Vol. 141, pp. 593-605. [SCI & Impact Factor 4.033]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2018.10.020
  • S. B. Singh, V. Sudhir, H. Chawla (2018). Influence of curing on the mechanical performance of FRP laminates. Journal of Building Engineering 16 (2018) 1–19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2017.12.002 [SCI & Impact Factor 3.379]
  • S. B. Singh, H. Chawla, B. Ranjitha (2017). Hybrid effect of functionally graded hybrid composites of glass-carbon fibers. Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, Vol. 26(14), pp. 1195-1208. [SCI & Impact Factor 3.517] doi.org/10.1080/15376494.2018.1432792
  • S. B. Singh, H. Chawla (2017). An investigation of material characterization of pultruded FRP H- and I-beams. Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, Vol. 25(2), pp. 124-142. https://doi.org/10.1080/15376494.2016.1250021 [SCI & Impact Factor 3.517]
  • S. B. Singh, S. Vummadisetti, H. Chawla (2020). Development and characterization of novel functionally graded hybrid of carbon-glass fibers. International Journal of Materials Engineering and Innovation, Vol. 11(3) 212-243. [SCOUPS]
  • S. B. Singh, H. Chawla and Aditya Narkhede (2019) Flexural Analysis of Functionally Graded thin Walled Beams. Proc Indian Natn Sci Acad Vol. 85 pp. 829-842
  • S. B. Singh, S. Vummadisetti, H. Chawla (2019). Assessment of interlaminar shear strength in hybrid fiber reinforced composites. Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 46(2), pp. 146-153. [SCOUPS]
  • S. B. Singh, H. Chawla (2017). FRP truss bridge fabrication and response. Civil Engineering & Construction Review, Vol. 30(2), pp. 52-57. ISSN# 0975-9034.
  • S. B. Singh, H. Chawla, P. Munjal (2015). Effect of shear deformation on flexural response of laminated composite I-beam. Journal of Aerospace Sciences and Technologies, Aeronautical Society of India. Vol. 67(4), pp. 514-522. ISSN 0972-950x.

Book Chapters

  • S. Vummadisetti, H. Chawla, and S. B. Singh (2018), "On the effects of imperfection and cutout on dynamic response of composite plates,"Advances in Concrete, Structural & Geotechnical Engineering," Bloomsbury India, New Delhi, ISBN:978-93-87471-69-6, pp.761-767.
  • S.B. Singh, H. Chawla and S. Vummadisetti (2018). Experimental and analytical studies of failure characteristics of FRP connections. Recent Advances in Structural Engineering. Springer. 755-757. ISBN 978-981-13-0364-7. [SCOPUS]
  • S. B. Singh, B. Ranjitha, H. Chawla (2016). Mechanical and thermal material characteristics of functionally graded materials. Insights and Innovations in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis group, 461-466. (ISBN 9781138029279 - CAT# K27666) [SCOPUS]
  • S. B. Singh, H. Chawla, (2015), Structural response of thin-walled FRP laminated monosymmetrical I-beams. Advances in Structural Engineering, Springer India 2015 pp.2011-2024. (ISBN# 978-81-322-2186-9), DOI 10.1007/978-81-322-2187-6_155. [SCOPUS]

International Conferences at Abroad

 

  • H. Chawla and S.B. Singh (2018) Flexural behavior of pre-cracked FRP beams strengthened with carbon fiber laminates. 9th International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2018), Paris, France on 17-19 July 2018.
  • S. B. Singh, S. Vummadisetti, H. Chawla (2017). Assessment of interlaminar shear strength in hybrid fiber reinforced composites. 20th International Conference on Composite Structures (ICCS20), Paris, September 4-7, pp. 61.
  • S. B. Singh, H. Chawla (2015). Experimental study on lateral-torsional buckling response of pultruded GFRP laminated beams with bearing stiffeners. International Conference on Advances in Civil and Environmental Engineering, (ACEE 2015), Penang, Malaysia, July 28-30.
  • S. B. Singh, H. Chawla, P. Munjal (2014). Effect of shear deformation on flexural response of laminated composite I-beam. First International Conference on Mechanics of Composites, Stony Brook University, New York, USA, June 8-12.

International/National Conferences 

  • H. Chawla and S.B. Singh (2019). Flexural Strengthening of FRP Beams using CFRP Laminates. International Conference on Rehabilitation and Retrofitting of Structures (ICCRS 2019) on June 24-25, 2019, Mumbai, India. S. B. Singh, H. Chawla, S. Vummadisetti (2016). Experimental and analytical studies of failure characteristics of FRP connections. Structural Engineering Convention (SEC16), IIT Madras, India, December 21-23.
  • S. B. Singh, H. Chawla (2015). Study of structural response of FRP I-beams using three-point loading. Proceedings of the 60th Congress of Indian Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, ISTAM ’15, MNIT-Jaipur, December 16-19.
  • S. B. Singh, H. Chawla (2015). Investigation of failure characteristics of FRP lap joint. Proceedings of the 60th Congress of Indian Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, ISTAM ’15, MNIT-Jaipur, December 16-19.
  • S. B. Singh, H. Chawla (2014). Stability of thin-walled FRP laminated beams under flexural loading. Proceedings of NCSID, NITTTR, Chandigarh, March 13-14.
  • S. B. Singh, H. Chawla (2012). Assessment of dynamic parameter of GFRP laminates with imperfections. International Conference on Composite Materials and Structures (ICCMS2012), IIT, Hyderabad, December 19-22.

Achievement, Awards and Recognitions

  • International travel grant from DST for attending the 9th International Conference on Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE) at Paris, France.
  • Delivered a Keynote lecture in an International Conference on Rehabilitation and Retrofitting of Structures (ICCRS’19) at BARC, Mumbai