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Dr. Sreekanta Das

Dr. Sreekanta DasProfessor
519-253-3000 ext. 2507
sdas@uwindsor.ca
Office: 3041 CEI

Education

  • Ph.D., Alberta, Canada
  • M.E., Wollongong, Australia
  • B.E., Calcutta, India

Professional Affiliations

  • Professional Engineer of Alberta, Canada
  • Canadian Standard Association: Technical Committee for CSA S304 - Design of Masonry Structures
  • Canadian Institute of Neutron Scattering
  • Others

Research Interests

  • Behavior of masonry structures
  • Behavior of modular structures and modular connections
  • Repair of damaged structures and structural components
  • Structural and fatigue behavior of steel pipelines and materials at various temperatures
  • ECC, HPC, FRC, and Lightweight Concrete

Sources of Research Funding

  •  Various Private Companies and Governmental Agencies

Previous Jobs

  • Structural Engineer of oil and gas pipeline industry
  • Postdoctoral Fellow of the University of Alberta
  • Defence Scientist of Department of National Defence, Canada

Selected Publications

  • Heydariha, Jamshid; Ghaednia; Hossein, Nayak, Sanket; Das, Sreekanta; and Dutta, Sekhar. Experimental and field performance of PP band retrofitted masonry: evaluation of seismic behavior, ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, February 2019, 33(1), 04018086, 1-8, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0001233.
     
  • Heydariha, Jamshid; Das, Sreekanta; and Banting, Bennett. The effect of unit bonding patterns on the structural performance of loadbearing concrete block masonry beams, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, January 2019, 145(1), 04018233, 1-13, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0002234.
     
  • Banerjee, Susanta; Nayak, Sanket; and Das, Sreekanta. Enhancing the flexural behaviour of masonry wallet using PP band and steel wire mesh, Elsevier’s Journal of Construction and Building Materials, January 2019, 194(2019), 179-191, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.11.001.
     
  • Booya, Emad; Ghaednia, Hossein, Das, Sreekanta; and Pandey, Harshad. Durability of cementitious materials reinforced with various Kraft pulp fibres, Elsevier’s Construction and Building Materials, Sept 2018, 191(2018), 1191-1200, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.10.139.
     
  • Padalu, Pravin; Singh, Yogendra; and Das, Sreekanta. Efficacy of basalt fibre reinforced cement mortar composite for out-of-plane strengthening of unreinforced masonry, Elsevier’s Journal of Construction and Building Materials, December 2018, 191(2018), 1172-1190, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.10.077.
     
  • Padalu, Pravin; Singh, Yogendra; and Das, Sreekanta. Experimental investigation of out-of-plane behaviour of URM wallettes strengthened using welded wire mesh, Elsevier’s Journal of Construction and Building Materials, Sep 2018, 190(2018), 1133-1153, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.09.176.
     
  • Podder, Debabrata; Das, Sreekanta; and Mandal, Nisith. Distortions in large stiffened ship panels caused by welding: an experimental study, 2018, SNAME’s Journal of Ship Production and Design, Sept 2018, 1-10, https://doi.org/10.5957/JSPD.180019.
     
  • Mohtadi-Bonab, Mohammad Ali; Eskandari, M.; Sanayeu, M.; and Das, Sreekanta. Microstructural aspects of intergranular transgranular crack propagation in an API X65 steel pipeline related to fatigue failure, Elsevier’s Journal of Engineering Failure Analysis, August 2018, 94(2018), 214-225, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engfailanal.2018.08.014.
     
  • Jayasuriya, Sahan; Bastani, Amirreza; Kenno, Sara; Bolisetti, Tirupati; and Das, Sreekanta. Rehabilitation of corroded steel beams using BFRP fabric, Elsevier’s Structures, June 2018, 15(2018), 152-161, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2018.06.006.
     
  • Duic, Jason; Kenno, Sara; and Das, Sreekanta. Performance of concrete beams reinforced with basalt fibre composite rebar, Elsevier’s Journal of Construction and Building Materials, May 2018, 176(2018), 470-481, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.04.208.
     
  • Duic, Jason; Kenno, Sara; and Das, Sreekanta. Flexural rehabilitation and strengthening of concrete beams with BFRP composite, ASCE’s Journal of Composites for Construction, April 2018, 22(4), 1-11, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CC.1943-5614.0000851.
     
  • Ghaednia, Hossein and Das, Sreekanta. Structural performance of oil and gas pipe with dent defect, ASCE’s Journal of Pipeline Systems - Engineering and Practice, February 2018, 9(1), 1-9, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)PS.1949-1204.0000301.
     
  • Heydariha, Jamshid; Das, Sreekanta; and Banting, Bennett. Effect of grout strength and block size on the performance of masonry beam, Elsevier’s Journal of Construction and Building Materials, Dec 2017, 157(2017), 685-693 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.09.130.
     
  • Raeesi, Arash; Ghaednia, Hossein; Heydariha, Jamshid; and Das, Sreekanta. Failure analysis of steel silos subjected to wind load, Elsevier’s Journal of Engineering Failure Analysis, April 2017, 79(2017), 749-761, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engfailanal.2017.04.031.
     
  • Yu, Xie; Raeesi, Arash; Ghaednia, Hossein; Heydariha, Jamshid; Das, Sreekanta; and Xie, Shuangxi. Behavior of large steel field silo structure subject to grain loading, ASCE’s Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, October 2017, 31(5), 1-10, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0001037.
     
  • Taylor, Craig; Das, Sreekanta; Collins, Laurie; and Rashid, Muhammad. Fatigue crack growth at ERW seam of API 5L X-70 steel line pipe at varied orientation, ASME’s Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, 139, 1-6, January 2017, DOI:  10.1115/1.4035385.
     
  • Branston, John; Das, Sreekanta; Kenno, Sara; and Taylor, Craig. Mechanical behaviour of basalt fibre reinforced concrete, Elsevier’s Construction and Building Materials, August 2016,124, 878-886. doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2016.08.009.
     
  • Branston, John; Das, Sreekanta; Kenno, Sara; and Taylor, Craig. Influence of basalt fibre on free and restrained plastic shrinkage, Elsevier’s Cement and Concrete Composites, October 2016, 74, 182-190.
     
  • Ghaednia, Hossein; Das, Sreekanta; Wang, Rick; and Kania, Richard. Dependence of burst strength on crack length of a pipe with dent-crack defect, ASCE’s Journal of Pipeline Systems - Engineering and Practice, December 2016, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)PS.1949-1204.0000259, 1-10.
     
  • Mohtadi-Bonab, Mohammad Ali; Ghaednia, Hossein; and Das, Sreekanta. Effect of microstructural parameters on fatigue crack propagation in an AI X65 pipeline steel, ASM’s Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, September 2016, DOI: 10.1007/s11665-016-2335-6, 1-8.
     
  • Ghaednia, Hossein; and Das, Sreekanta. Ovalization defect in energy pipes caused by concentrated load, ASME’s Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, October 2016, DOI:10.1115/1.4033181, 1-10.
     
  • Kenno, Sara; Das, Sreekanta; Rogge, Ronald; and Michael Gharghouri. Changes in residual stresses caused by an interruption in the weld process of ship and offshore structures, Taylor & Francis’s Ship and Offshore Structures, May 2016, DOI: 10.1080/17445302.2016.1149320, 1-19.
     
  • Podder, Debabrata; Gadagia, Amith; Mandal, Nisith; Kumar, Sharat; Singh, Lavepreet; and Das, Sreekanta. Numerical investigation on the effect of thermo-mechanical tensioning on the residual stresses in thin stiffened panels, SNAME’s Journal of Ship Production and Design, March 2016, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5957/JSPD.32.2.150031.
     
  • Iyer, Padmanabhan; Kenno, Sara; and Das, Sreekanta. Performance of fibre-reinforced concrete made with basalt bundled fibres, ASTM’s Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, 2016, 5(1), DOI: 10.1520/ACEM20150027, 107-123.

Research Website

Courses

  • Design of Concrete, Masonry, and Steel Structures
  • Structural Analysis and Engineering Mechanics
  • Others

Graduate Study Opportunity

Dr. Das is looking for potential graduate students, primarily at the doctoral level. Potential students with Canadian equivalent A- (80%) of higher cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and strong publication record are encouraged to contact Dr. Das.

Dr. Das’s research work involves large-scale, complex, and expensive laboratory-based (specimens up to 10 m high or 2 m wide or 15 m long) and field-based (specimens up to 15 m high or 20 m long or 20 m diameter) tests and FE analyses of various structures and structural components. Hence, potential students with previous experience in laboratory-based or field-based experimental work are preferred. Most, if not all, students of Dr. Das’s research group are required to work in the structural engineering lab at the University of Windsor. This structural engineering lab is one of the largest, if not the largest among all Canadian universities, and equipped with various modern loading equipment, testing frames, and data acquisition systems.

The student’s estimated yearly income is expected to be in the range of $25,000-$32,000 which comes through various sources. However, actual funding level will depend on the student’s current CGPA, current publication record, future performance as a student at the University of Windsor, and other factors. A student who likes to apply for admission to the PhD program under the supervision of Dr. Das is expected to have at least one strong journal paper (accepted or published) in a reputed journal (ASCE or ASME or ACI or Elsevier or Springer journals only) and have presented at least one conference paper.