KARRA RAM CHANDAR (P.Eng)

Designation: 

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Thursday, August 1, 2002

Professional Experience: 

19 years 11 months of experience in NITK Surathkal

Bio: 

Scopus ID: 8222725200

ORCID ID (ORCID No.: 0000-0003-3264-8197)

Vidwan ID: 54658 (https://nitk.irins.org/profile/54658)

Contact Details

E-mail: 

krc_karra [at] yahoo.com

Telephone: 

+91-824- 2473375

Mobile: 

(+91)-9448627564
Academic Background

• Bachelor of Engineering in Mining Engineering, from University College of Engineering, Kakatiya University (formerly known as Kothagudem School of Mines), Kothagudem, Andhra Pradesh, India, First class
with Distinction
• Master of Technology in Mining Engineering with specialization in Rock Mechanics from Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (Formerly: IIT-BHU), India, First Class.
• Ph.D. in Mining Engineering from National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, India.
• MBA in HR from IGNOU, New Delhi. • Post Doctorate from University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Conference Proceedings: 

43
Areas of Interest

Rock Mechanics, Rock Blasting, Slope Stability, Waste Management and Environmental Management in Mines

Journals: 

28
Significant Projects

R & D Projects:

1. Name of the Project: Modelling on Airborne Dust in Opencast Coal Mines
    Status: On-going
    Funding Agency: Ministry Of Coal, Govt. of India
    Principal Investigator(s): Prof.V.R.Sastry Co-Investigator: Dr. K. Ram Chandar and Prof. Ch. S. N. Murthy
    Year: 2011-2014
    Funding Amount: Rs.77.04 Lakhs

2. Name of the Project: Assessment of Performance of Explosive/Blast Result Based on Explosive Energy Utilization
    Status: Completed
    Funding Agency: Coal India Ltd.
    Principal Investigator(s): Prof. V. R. Sastry Co-Investigator: Dr. K. Ram Chandar
    Year: 2010-2013
    Funding Amount: Rs.1.24 Crores

Consultancy Projects Handled as Co-Investigator:

1. Design of Controlled Blasting for Hydel Power House at Toe of Almatti Dam”, Sponsored by Karnataka Power Corporation Limited, Karnataka (2002).

2. “Rippability Assessment of Limestone” Dalmia Cements Limited, Tamilnadu (2003).

3. “Influence of Blasting Operations on Flora and Fauna”, Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Limited., Kudremukh, Karnataka.(2003).

4. “Design of Controlled Blasting Operations for Jackwell pit Excavation”, Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development & Finance Corporation, Udupi, Karnataka (2004).

5. “Study of Effect of Blasting Operations in Kalawar Quarry on MRPL Structures”, Mangalore, Karnataka (2005).

6. “Study of Effect of Blasting Operations in Santhur Quarries on Surrounding Human Habitats”, Belman, Mangalore (2005).

7. “Assessment of Intensity of Ground Vibrations due to Blasting Operations in Mathod Limestone mines”, Madras Cements limited, Karnataka (2005).

8. “Protection of Bund due to Blasting Operations around PK OC- III, Manuguru” M/S. SCCL, 7 Kothagudem, Andhra Pradesh (2006).

9. “Assessment of Intensity of Ground Vibrations at Madaram Dolomite Mine” Visakapatnam Steel Plant Limited, Andhra Pradesh (2006).

10. “Assessment of Influence of Blasting Operations of Granite Quarry on Surrounding Structures / Human Habitats” M/S. POABS, Tiruvella, Kerala (2006).

11. “Blast Design for a Newly Proposed Mine Site Adjacent to COC, Manuguru” M/S. SCCL, Kothagudem, Andhra Pradesh (2006).

12. “Study of Effect of Ground Vibration Produced in Panyam Cements Limestone Mine on Nearby Temple and Railway Track vis – a vis Suggesting a Safe Blast Design”, Panyam Cements Limited, Andhra Pradesh (2007).

13. “Assessment of SMS/SME System of Explosives in OB Benches of JVR OC, Sattupalli”, M/S. Singareni Collieries Company Limited, Kothagudem, Andhra Pradesh (2007).

14. “Performance Evaluation of SME Bulk System of Explosives w.r.t. Fragmentation and Environmental Effects, JK OC Project, Yellandu, Singareni Collieries Company Limited, Andhra Pradesh (2007).

15. “Assessment of the Performance of Site Mixed Emulsion (SME) Explosives in SRP OC-1 Project, Srirampur, Singareni Collieries Company Limited, Andhra Pradesh (2007).

16. “Suitability of Site Mixed Emulsion explosives in BPA OC-I Project, Singareni Collieries Company Limited, Andhra Pradesh (2007).

17. “Assessment of Influence of Blasting Operations of Granite Quarry on Surrounding Structures / Human Habitats” M/S. Shivgiri Associates, Vaddarahalli, Dist: Mandya, Karnataka (2008). 18. “Investigation into the Effect of Ground Vibrations Generated Due to Blasting Operations Carried Out In Stone Quarry” M/S V.V.S. R. Chowdary Crusher, Hospet, Karnataka (2008).

19. “Investigation into the Effect of Ground Vibrations Generated Due to Blasting Operations Carried Out in Stone Quarry”, Nagesh S.Naval Gatti Quarry, Belgaum, Karnataka (2008).

20. “Investigation into the Effect of Ground Vibrations Generated Due to Blasting Operations Carried Out in Stone Quarry”, M/S. S.T Kodachawad Quarry, Belgaum, Karnataka (2008).

21. “Investigation into the Effect of Ground Vibrations Generated Due to Blasting Operations Carried Out in Stone Quarry”, M/S. Prashant Stone Crushing Industries, Belgaum, Karnataka (2008). 

22. “Investigation into the Effect of Ground Vibrations Generated Due to Blasting Operations Carried Out in Jaggayyapeta Limestone Mine”, M/S. Visakhapatnam Steel Plant Limited, Andhra Pradesh (2008).

23. “Slope Stability Analysis of Dhramapuri and Ramanmalai Iron Ore mines- A Numerical model Approach”, Veerabhadrappa & Seenappa & Co., Sandur, Karnataka (2009).

24. “Techno-Economic Evaluation of the Conversion of Byrapura Underground Chromite Mine into a Surface Mine”, Mysore Minerals Limited, Govt. of Karnataka (2009).

25. “Slope Stability Analysis of SMIOR Mines,” MS. SMOIR, Sandur, Karnataka (2009).

26. “Design of Controlled Blasting Methodology for Power House Construction near Bhadra Dam”, Sai Deepthi Power Pvt. Limited, Karnataka (2009).

27. “The Assessment of Quality of Backfilled Material by Dredging for NH Connectivity to Vallarpadam”, Cochin Port Trust, Cochin, Kerala (2009).

28. “Design of Controlled Blasting Operations for MSEZ” ANS Construction Limited, Mangalore, Karnataka (2009).

29. “Design of Controlled Blasting Operations for MSEZ” Dix Construction Limited, Mangalore, Karnataka (2009).

30. “Design of Blasting Operations for Optimum Fragmentation and Reduced Environmental Effects”, JK Cements, Mudhapur, Bagalkot, Karnataka (2010).

31. “Assessment of Intensity of Ground Vibrations Produced from Blasting Operations”, Deccan Cements Limited, Dist: Nalgonda, Andhra Pradesh (2010).

32. “Assessment of Intensity of Underground Blasting Operations in SRP3 & 3A on Surface National Highway”, The Singareni Collieries Company Limited, AP (2011).

33. “Assessment of Impact of Blasting Operations at Site Grading on RR Colony Houses” Coastal projects Limited, Mangalore, Karnataka (2011).

34. “Effect of Blasting Operations of Quarries on Murugarajendra Mata and Late Sri. Nijalingappa Samadhi”, Chitradurga, Karnataka, M/S. Gururaj & M/S. Krishna Quarry, Chitradurga, Karnataka (2011).

35. “Effect of OC-II Blasting Operations on the Stability of GDK10 Man Winding Shaft”, The Singareni Collieries Company Limited, Andhra Pradesh (2011).

36. “Design and Monitoring of Blasting Operations of Hard Rock Excavation for Metro Stations, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited, Bangalore, Karnataka (2011 & 2012).

37. “Assessment of suitability of SME in OB Benches of Dorli OC-II”, The Singareni Collieries 9 Company Limited, Andhra Pradesh (2013).

38. “Design of Under Water Blasting Operations at Vishakapatnam Port’, M/S. Dharthi Dredging Corporation (2013).

39. “Analysis of Ground Vibrations Generated from Blasting Operations of Travencore Quarry”, M/S. Blue metal Limited, Trivendrum (2013).

40. “Assessment of Suitability of Explosives for Rock Blasting in Kumaraswamy Iron Ore Mines” M/S. NMDC Limited (2013).

41. “Assessment of Intensity of Ground Vibrations Generated from Blasting Operations in D.B. Kere Mine- Mathod”, M/S. Ramco Cements Limited, Chitradurga, Karnataka (2013), Co-PI.

42. “Assessment of Intensity of Ground Vibrations Generated from Blasting Operations in Vicat Sagar Mine”, M/S. Vicat Sagar Cements Limited, Gulbarga, Karnataka (2014), Co-PI.

43. “Assessment of Intensity of Ground Vibrations Generated from Blasting Operations of Quarry of M/S. Blue Metals Limited” Trivandrum, Kerala (2014), Co-PI.

44. ‘Study on Effect of Underground Blasting in SRP 3 & 3A Mine on the Residential Houses of Sangamallaiah Palli Village’, The Singareni Collieries Company Limited, Telangana State (2015), Co-PI.

45. “Bench Stability and Safe Working of Dorli OCP-II, Bellam Palli Region” of the Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL), Telangana State (2016), Co-PI.

46. “Determination of Physico Mechanical Properties of Rocks” M/S. Royal Exim/Jet Mid-East India Traders, Mangalore (2016)-PI.

47. “Assessment of Intensity of Ground Vibrations Generated form Blasting Operations in Patapadu Limestone Mine”, MyHome Cements Limited, Kurnool Dist, Andhra Pradesh (2016), Co-PI. 48. “Study of Ground Vibrations due to Blasting Operations in Trenching for ISPRLMangalore”, ILFS Engineering & Construction Company Limited, Surathkal, DK Dist, Karnataka (2016)C0-PI

49. “Assessment of Intensity of Ground Vibrations Generated form Blasting Operations in Granite Quarry”, Everone Properties India Limited, Ernakulam, Kerala (2017)- PI. (Rs. 0.86 lakhs)

50. Assessment of Intensity of Ground Vibrations Generated form Stone Quarry”, owned by Guruprasad, Gurupura, Shimoga Dist, Karnataka (2017) -PI. 10

51. “Stability Analysis of Rock Slope Infront of Pallivasal Property” ,T.N. Asok Kumar, Property owner, Pallivasal Panchayat, Perambavor, Kerala (2017), (Rs. 2.36lakhs)

52. “Scientific Study for Blast Vibrations and Air-Over Pressure within 300m of Structures not Belonging to SCCL at KTK OC-II, Bhapal Palli Area” ,The Singareni Collieries Company Limited, Telangana State (2017), (Rs. 3.54Lakhs).

53. “Scientific Study on blast induced Ground Vibrations at PKOC-IV, Manuguru Area”, The Singareni Collieries Company Limited, Telangana State (2017), (Rs. 3.54Lakhs).

54. “Study of Ground Vibrations Caused Due to Tunnel Blasting”, M/S. GVPREL-HCC, VJNL, Yettinahole Project, DN-1, Sakleshpura, Karnataka (2017), (Rs. 0.94Lakhs).

55. “Scientific Study for Stability of OB Benches at RKP-OCP, Mandamarri Area”, The Singareni Collieries Company Limited, Telangana State (2018), (Rs. 4.42Lakhs).

56. “Scientific Study of Slopes and Dumps Stability of KK OC Project, Mandamarri Area”, The Singareni Collieries Company Limited, Telangana State (2018), (Rs. 3.42Lakhs).

Consultancy Projects handled as PI

57. Monitoring of Blasting Operations of Railway Tunnel at Kulshekara, Mangalore, Southern Railway, Mangalore (2019), (Rs. 50Lakhs).

58. Assessment of Intensity of Ground Vibrations from Blasting Operations in Quarry (Survey No. 172, Lease no. DKD/66 (1) Pane Mangalore Village, Bantwal Taluk, DK Dist, Jyothi Prakash Shetty (2019), (Rs. 0.75 Lakhs).

59. Assessment of Intensity of Blasting Operations in Stone Quarry- Lease No. Dkd-344, Survey No. 26/1a3p1 in Kabaka Village, Puttur Taluk, DK-Dist, Karnataka, Suresh Kamath (2019), (Rs. 1.0Lakh).

60. Scientific Study for Stability Analysis of Benches of Vyasanakere Iron Ore Mine of M/S. MSPL Limited, Hospet (2019), (Rs. 3.00Lakhs).

61. Stability Analysis of Benches of Iyli Gurunath Iron Ore Mine of M/S. RMML Limited, Hospet (2019), (Rs. 3.00Lakhs).

62. Determination of Compressive Strength of Iron Ore Samples, Vedanta Limited, Chitradurga (2019), (0.30Lakhs).

63. Assessment of Impact of Blasting Operations in Bharathi Limestone Mine on Surrounding Structures, Bharathi Cements, Kadapa, AP, (2019), (Rs. 2.5 Lakhs) 11

64. Scientific Study for OB Dump Stability and Pit Slope Stability at Kistaram OCP, Kothagudem Area, SCCL, (2019), (Rs. 3.66Lakhs)

65. Scientific Study for The Stability of Structures Falling Within 45m (Upto 3m) Of Proposed Working of Inland Mining at Manavalakurichi Llmenite Mine, IREL Limited (2019), (Rs. 7.08 lakhs) Co-PI- Dr. Harsha Vardhan

66. Scientific Study for Slope Stability, OB Dumps and Highwalls at KTK OC III of BHPL Area, SCCL, (2019), (Rs. 3.71 Lakhs)

67. Scientific Study for Design of Ultimate Pit Slope, OB Dump Slope and Monitoring of Stability of Pit and Dump at KTK OC-II Project, Bhupalpalli Area, SCCL, (2019,), (Rs. 3.71 Lakhs)

68. Scientific Study for Stability of Highwalls at (in-crop) South Side Quarry for the Proposed Quarry Top Edge excavation Shifting of around 67m out bye to Liquidate the Locked up Coal Reserves Beneath the Existing in-crop Benches of MOCP- RG I Area, SCCL (2019) .

69. Scientific Study for Design of Ultimate Pit Slope, OB Dump Slope and Monitoring of Stability of Pit and Dump at KTK OC-II PROJECT, Bhupalpalli Area, SCCL, (2019).

70. Determination of Physico Mechanical Properties and Elemental Analysis of Granite Samples Trinity Ventures, Bangalore, (2019).

71. Assessment of Ground Vibrations Generated due to Excavation Activity at JC Road, Bangalore, TJN Construction Pvt Ltd- Bangalore (2019).

72. Assessment of Ground Vibrations Generated due to Blasting in Palakkal Quarry in Kozhikode District of Kerala (2019).

73. Assessment of Ground Vibrations Generated due to Blasting in U T Raveendran Quarry’ in Kozhikode District of Kerala (2019)

74. Assessment of Ground Vibrations Generated due to Blasting in The Quarry of Kenneth Industries, Malappuram District of Kerala (2019).

75. Assessment of Ground Vibrations Generated Due to Blasting in Kalinakod Granite Quarry, Malappuram District of Kerala (2019).

76. Scientific Study for The Stability of Slopes, High Walls and OB Dumps at JVR Opencast Project-II, Kothagudem Area of SCCL (2020)

77. Scientific Study for Blast Vibrations and Air Over Pressure Within 500m of Surface Structures not Belonging to SCCL at Indaram OC, SRP Area, SCCL, (2020).

78. Scientific Study for the Stability of Slopes, Highwalls and OB Dumps of Ramagundam Opencast-III Expansion Project, Ramagundam-II Area of SCCL (2020)

79. Scientific Study for OB Dump Stability and Pit Slope Stability of RGOC-V, RG-I Area of SCCL (2020). 12

80. Assessment of Ground Vibrations Generated Due to Blasting in Nalakath Granite Quarry, Malappuram District of Kerala (2020).

81. Assessment of Stability of Slopes in RIOM, VESCO- Sandur (2020).

82. Scientific Study on Ground Vibrations while Working the Proposed near Ramappa Temple for Obtaining NoC from Archaeological Survey of India and DGMS permission” Venkatapur OC Project, SCCL (2020).

83. Scientific Study for OB Dump Stability and Pit Slope Stability of SRPOC, SCCL (2020).

84. Determination of Physico-Mechanical Properties of Granite, M/S. Zinc- Mangalore (2020).

Supervision of Ph.D

Ph.D Students (Completed): 03
Ph.D Students (Ongoing): 08

Significant Publications

1. Ram Chandar, K., & Gowtham Kumar, B., 2014. Effect of Width of Highwall Mining Gallery on Stability of Highwall. Int. Jl. Mining and Mineral Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 3, 212-228 (Published by Inderscience).
2. Ram Chandar, K., & Honey Agarwal, 2014. Applications of Expert system in Mining: A Review. Int. Jl. of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Vol- 7, No. 1, 223-229.
3. Ram Chandar, K., Chiranth Hegde., Mohan Yellishetty., and Gowtham Kumar, B. , 2015. Classification of Stability of Highwall During Highwall Mining: A Statistical Adaptive Learning Approach. Int. Jl. Geotechnical & Geological Engineering, June- 2015, Vol- 33, Issue-3, 511-521 (Geotech Geol Eng DOI 10.1007/s10706-014-9836-6).
4. Ram Chandar, K., & Sastry,, V.R., 2015. A New Method of Estimating Wave Energy from Ground Vibrations, Geomaterials, Vol-5, 45-55.
5. Ram Chandar, K., & Chaitanya, V., & Raghunandan, M.E., 2015. Experimental Study for the Assessment of Suitability for Vegetation Growth on Coal Over Burden. Int. Jl. Mining and Mineral Engineering, July-2015, Vol-6, No. 3, 218-233.
6. Ram Chandar, K., Raghunandan, M.E., and Manjunath, B., 2016. Partial Replacement of Fine Aggregates with Laterite in GGBS-blended-Concrete, Journal of Advances in Concrete
Construction, Vol.4, No.3 (2016) 221-230, (Indexed in SCI, Scopus). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/acc.2016.4.3.221.

Funded Projects (Completed): 

7
Achievements

Awards Received:
1. “SRG IT Award- 2008-09” from Mining Engineers Association of India (received in July- 2010).
2. “Outstanding Young Person Award” from Junior Chamber International, Mangalore (2011).
3. “ISTE- SGSITS” National Award for the best research work done by Young Teachers of Engineering Colleges in India (2012).
4. “IE-India Young Engineer Award” from Institution of Engineers (India) 2012.
5. “MEAI- Smt. Kiran Devi Singhal Memorial Award- 2014” from Mining Engineers Association of India (received in July- 2015)

Recognitions:
1. Selected by Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India for “Interactive Meet of Indian Research Scholars with European and Indian Science Icons”. Attended the meet on February, 8, 2007 at New Delhi and had an opportunity to interact with European Noble Prize winners and also the then President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
2. “Certificate of Appreciation” from MentorNet, the E-Mentoring Network for Diversity in Engineering and Sciences, USA (2008).
3. Member, Editorial Board, Goematerial, an International Journal published by Scientific Research Publishing, USA (2012-2013).
4. Member, Editorial Board, Frontiers in Geotechnical Engineering- An International Journal.
5. Reviewer, International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis. Science Publishing Group, USA.
6. Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Earth Sciences & Engineering.
7. Member of Project Review and Supervisory Group of the Project- Development of e-content for Slope Engineering to IIT-BHU (Appointed by MHRD, Govt. of India).
8. Member, Auditing Committee, Keletch Energies Limited - Vishwasnagar, Karnataka.
9. Member, Technical Committee under KTPP (Karnataka Transparency in Public Procurement) Act, 1999 under Sec-4(b), Mysore Minerals Limited (A Government of Karnataka Undertaking)

M.Tech Students (Completed): 

12

Ph.D Students (Completed): 

3

Ph.D Students (Ongoing): 

8

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