Dr. Venkaiah Chowdary

Associate Professor

Department of Civil Engineering

National Institute of Technology, Warangal - 506004, Telangana, INDIA

: vc@nitw.ac.in

: 8332969252

Interests: Characterization for asphalt binders and mixtures; asphalt pavement analysis, design and evaluation; quantification of roadway and railway traffic noise.

Education: 

  • B.Tech (Civil Engineering, 2000): Sri Venkateswara University College of Engineering, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh

  • M.Tech (Transportation Engineering, 2002): Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai

  • Ph.D. (Characterization of Healing of Asphalt Mixtures, 2008): Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai

 


Teaching/Research Experience: 

  • Teaching Assistant, July, 2000 - January, 2002, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India.

  • Project Associate, March, 2002 - July, 2002, Department of Ocean Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India.

  • Research Assistant, July, 2002 - September, 2007, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India.

  • Lecturer, October, 2007 - February, 2008, Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha, India.

  • Assistant Professor, February, 2008 - March 2018, Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, Telangana, India.

  • Associate Professor, March, 2018 - till date, Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, Telangana, India.

 


Professional Society Memberships: 

  • Member, Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, USA

  • Member, International Society for Asphalt Pavements, USA

  • Life Member, Indian Roads Congress, India

  • Member, Institution of Engineers, India

  • Life Member, Indian Geotechnical Society (Chennai Chapter), India

Course Taught Previously

 Courses Taught in the Previous Semester (September - December 2021):

  • CE5611: Airport Infrastructure Planning and Design for I M.Tech (Transportation Engineering)

Other Academic Works in the Previous Semester (September - December 2021):

  • Coordinator for CE6642: Comprehensive Viva Voce

  • Assistant Coordinator for CE6649: Dissertation Part-A for II M.Tech (Transportation Engineering) [Coordinator: Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad]

  • Assistant Coordinator for Ph.D. (Transportation Division) Semester Progress Review Committee [Coordinator: Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad]

Courses Currently Being Taught (January - May 2022):

  • CE5653: Pavement Analysis and Design for I M.Tech (Transportation Engineering)

  • CE354: Transportation Engineering - 2 for III B.Tech (Civil Engineering), Sections A and B [shared with Dr. Vishnu R.]

Other Academic Works in this Semester (January - May 2022):

  • Assistant Coordinator for CE6699: Dissertation Part-B for II M.Tech (Transportation Engineering) [Coordinator: Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad]

  • Assistant Coordinator for Ph.D. (Transportation Division) Semester Progress Review Committee [Coordinator: Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad]

Publications

 Journal Publications:

1) Chowdary, V., Krishnan, J.M., and Rengaraju, V.R. (2006). "Laboratory investigation on healing of sand asphalt mixtures." ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication, 146, 95-102. (https://doi.org/10.1061/40825(185)10)

2) Raju, S.S.S.V.G., Rani, K.D., Chowdary, V., and Balaji, K.V.G.D. (2010). "Utilization of building waste in road construction." Indian Journal of Science and Technology, 3(8), 894-896. (https://dx.doi.org/10.17485/ijst/2010/v3i8.8)

3) Chowdary, V., and Krishnan,J. M. (2010). "A thermodynamic framework for modeling healing of asphalt concrete mixtures." International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, 3(4), 186-198. (http://www.ijprt.org.tw/files/sample/V3N4%284%29.pdf)

4) Ramulu, G., Shankar, S., Chowdary, V., and Prasad, C.S.R.K. (2012). "Influence of unbound material properties on rutting potential of low volume roads." Elixir Cement and Concrete Composites, 42, 6377-6382.

5) Syamkumar, A., Aditya, K., and Chowdary, V. (2013). "Development of mode-wise noise prediction models for the noise generated due to tyre-pavement surface interaction." Advanced Materials Research, 723, 50-57. (http://doi.org/10.4028/WWW.SCIENTIFIC.NET/AMR.723.50)

6) Raghuram, K.B., and Chowdary, V. (2013). "Performance evaluation of stone matrix asphalt using low cost fibres." Journal of the Indian Roads Congress, 74(2), 159-174.

7) Rohith, D., Srikanth, K., Chowdary, V., and Prasad, C.S.R.K. (2016). "Performance evaluation of gravel road sections sealed using open graded premix surfacing with bitumen and bitumen emulsion as the binders." Transportation in Developing Economies, 2: 13. (https://doi.org/10.1007/s40890-016-0019-4)

8) Rajkamal, K., Reddy, T.D., Rohith, D., Chowdary, V., and Prasad, C.S.R.K. (2016). "Performance evaluation of gravel road sections sealed with surface dressing." Transportation Research Procedia, 17, 81-89. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trpro.2016.11.063)

9) Khandeliya, S., Mubashirhussain, S., and Chowdary, V. (2018). “Influence of fibres and fillers on the performance of stone matrix asphalt.” Journal of Transportation Systems, 3(3), 20-37.

10) Vishal, U., and Chowdary, V. (2018). “Moisture conditioning process for large-sized prismatic straight beam specimens of bituminous concrete.” International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology, 8(2C), 117-122.

11) Mubashirhussain, S., and Chowdary, V. (2019). “Establishing a correlation between absolute viscosity and apparent viscosity for a viscosity grade unmodified bitumen used for road construction in India.” International Journal for Traffic and Transport Engineering, 9(1), 8-21. (https://doi.org/10.7708/ijtte.2019.9(1).02)

12) Kamineni, A., Duda, S.K., Chowdary, V., and Prasad, C.S.R.K.  (2019). “Modelling of noise pollution due to heterogeneous highway traffic in India.” Transport and Telecommunication, 20(1), 22-39. (https://doi.org/10.2478/ttj-2019-0003)

13) Kumar, T.A., Sandeep, I.J.S., Nivitha, M.R., Chowdary, V., and Krishnan, J.M. (2019). “Quantification of aging compounds in Evotherm-modified warm-mix asphalt binder using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy.” Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, 44(10), 8429-8437. (https://doi.org/10.1007/s13369-019-03965-w)

14) Mubashirhussain, S., and Chowdary, V. (2019). “Influence of short-term ageing and long-term ageing on the thermal equilibrium time for two different viscosity grades of bitumen used for road construction.” International Journal for Traffic and Transport Engineering, 9(2), 198-209. (https://doi.org/10.7708/ijtte.2019.9(2).06)

15) Kakara, S., and Chowdary, V. (2020). “Effect of pavement roughness and transverse slope on the magnitude of wheel loads.” Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, 45(5), 4405-4418. (https://doi.org/10.1007/s13369-020-04492-9)

16) Aditya, K., and Chowdary, V. (2020). “Influence of honking on the road traffic noise generated at urban rotaries for heterogeneous traffic.” Environmental and Climate Technologies, 24(1), 23-42. (https://doi.org/10.2478/rtuect-2020-0002)

17) Kamineni, A., and Chowdary, V. (2020). “Development of a methodology to measure the in-vehicle noise levels due to the tyre-pavement interaction.” Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India): Series A, 101(2), 265-272. (https://doi.org/10.1007/s40030-019-00426-3)

18) Vishal, U., Chowdary, V., Padmarekha, A., and Krishnan, J.M. (2020). “Influence of moisture damage on fatigue of warm mix and hot mix asphalt mixture.” Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 32(9), 04020247. (https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0003321)

19) Aditya, K., and Chowdary, V. (2020). “Quantification of pass-by noise levels on urban roads: effect of engine propulsion and tire-road interaction.” Fluctuation and Noise Letters, 19(3), 2050030. (https://doi.org/10.1142/S0219477520500303)

20) Kakara, S., Chintada, C., and Chowdary, V. (2020). “Influence of commercial vehicle characteristics on the magnitude of dynamic wheel loads over asphalt pavement profiles with different roughness.” Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India): Series A, 101(4), 723-734. (https://doi.org/10.1007/s40030-020-00467-z)

21) Mubashirhussain, S., and Chowdary, V. (2021). “A probabilistic approach to identify the representative rut curve for a bituminous mixture specimen used in a dry wheel tracking test.” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 48(11), 1523-1533. (https://doi.org/10.1139/cjce-2020-0390)

22) Ansari, M.T., Khatri, K., Vishnu, R., and Chowdary, V. (2021). “Performance evaluation of rejuvenated recycled asphalt blends at high and intermediate pavement temperatures.” International Journal of Pavement Engineering, Ahead-of-Print, 1-13. (https://doi.org/10.1080/10298436.2021.1934466).

23) Mubashirhussain, S., and Chowdary, V. (2022). “Using steady shear rate sweep protocol to determine zero shear viscosity of unaged and aged unmodified bituminous binders.” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 49(2), 233-241. (https://doi.org/10.1139/cjce-2020-0424).

24) Shahsamandy, A.S., Mubashirhussain, S., Kumar, T.S., and Chowdary, V. (2022). “Performance evaluation of bituminous mixtures containing aggregates fully replaced with recycled marble and granite aggregates.” Suranaree Journal of Science and Technology, Accepted.


Conference Publications:

1) Rengaraju, V.R., and Chowdary, V. (2003). "Behaviour of crumb rubber-polyethylene modified bituminous mixes." Proceedings of Second International Conference on Construction Technology, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, October, 76-86.

2) Chowdary, V., and Rengaraju, V.R. (2003). "A review on the fatigue and healing characteristics of asphalt concrete." Proceedings of National Conference on Modern Cement Concrete and Bituminous Roads, Visakhapatnam, India, December, 186-193.

3) Chowdary, V. (2004). "Experimental studies on healing of asphalt mixtures." Proceedings of International Symposium of Research Students on Materials Science and Engineering, CD-ROM, Chennai, India, December.

4) Chowdary, V., Krishnan, J.M., and Rengaraju, V.R. (2005). "How valid are linear viscoelastic models for asphalt mixtures?" Proceedings of National Conference on Advances in Road Transportation, Rourkela, India, February, 597-601.

5) Rengaraju, V.R., Reddy, V.S., and Chowdary, V. (2005). "Strength characteristics of glass fibre reinforced bituminous mixes." Proceedings of International Conference on Structural and Road Transportation Engineering, Kharagpur, India, January, 509-516.

6) Chowdary, V., and Rengaraju, V.R. (2005). "Characterization of healing of sand asphalt mixtures through experimental investigations." Proceedings of The 2005 Joint ASME/ASCE/SES Conference on Mechanics and Materials, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, June, 303.

7) Chowdary, V., and Krishnan, J.M. (2005). "A thermomechanical framework for characterizing healing of sand asphalt mixtures." Proceedings of The 2005 Joint ASME/ASCE/SES Conference on Mechanics and Materials, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, June, 489.

8) Chowdary, V., and Krishnan, J.M. (2006). "Characterization of healing in sand asphalt mixtures using a thermomechanical framework." Proceedings of 2006 T&DI Airfield and Highway Pavement Specialty Conference, ASCE, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, May, 467-478. (https://doi.org/10.1061/40838(191)39)

9) Chowdary, V., Thushara, K.T., Asif, K.A., and Krishnan, J.M. (2007). "Experimental verification of the evolution of internal structure of asphalt and modified asphalt." Proceedings of 4th International SIIV Congress on Advances in Transport Infrastructures and Stakeholders Expectations, CD-ROM, Palermo, Italy, September.

10) Raghuram, K.B., and Chowdary, V. (2009). "Draindown characteristics of stone matrix asphalt (SMA)." Proceedings of Student Symposium on Research in Civil Engineering, CD-ROM, Chennai, India, March.

11) Aditya, G., Naseer, P., Venkat, S., Jagadish, C.S., and Chowdary, V. (2012). "Studies on noise generated due to tyre-pavement surface interaction." Proceedings of International Conference on Environmentally Sustainable Urban Ecosystems, CD-ROM, Guwahati, India, February.

12) Roy, N., Chowdary, V., and Krishnan, J.M. (2014). "Influence of rest periods on the creep and recovery of asphalt concrete mixtures." Proceedings of the Colloquium on Transportation Systems Engineering and Management, CD-ROM, Kozhikode, India, May, 234.

13) Vemula, S., Kamineni, A., Chowdary, V., and Prasad, C.S.R.K. (2015). "Influence of two wheelers and three wheelers proportion on traffic noise pollution for a medium sized Indian city." Proceedings of Second National Conference and Workshop on Recent Advances in Traffic Engineering, CD-ROM, Surat, India, July, 2015.

14) Bhargavi, K., Mubashirhussain, S., Chowdary, V., and Kumar, D.S.N.V.A. (2015). "Combined influence of zero shear viscosity, air voids and binder content on the permanent deformation characteristics of bituminous mixtures." Proceedings of Third Conference of Transportation Research Group of India, CD-ROM, Kolkata, India, December, 2015.

15) Vishal, U., Goli, A., and Chowdary, V. (2015). "Comparison of AASHTO T283 and moisture induced sensitivity tester conditioning process on the moisture resistance of bituminous concrete mixtures." Proceedings of Third Conference of Transportation Research Group of India, CD-ROM, Kolkata, India, December, 2015.

16) Kamineni, A., and Chowdary, V. (2016). "Quantification and modelling of tyre-pavement interaction noise: effect of vehicular, pavement, and environmental characteristics." Functional Pavement Design: Proceedings of the 4th Chinese-European Workshop on Functional Pavement Design, Delft, The Netherlands, June 29 to July 1, 2016, 1087-1096. (http://doi.org/10.1201/9781315643274-119)

17) Vishal, U., Shyam, S.P., Chowdary, V., and Asif, K.A. (2017). "Influence of Evotherm(R) on moisture resistance of dense bituminous mixtures subjected to varied temperatures and pressures in a moisture induced sensitivity tester." Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Construction Materials and Systems, September 3 to 8, 2017.

18) Sateesh, T., Kumar, T.A., Vishal, U., and Chowdary, V. (2018). "Quantification of spatial distribution of air voids in bituminous mixtures prepared using various binders." Proceedings of the Fifth Colloquium on Transportation Systems Engineering and Management, CD-ROM, Warangal, India, May 17 to 19, 189712.

19) Kumar, B.K.R., Kumar, T.A., and Chowdary, V. (2018). "Laboratory evaluation of reclaimed asphalt pavement material rejuvenated with two different grades of bitumen." Proceedings of the Fifth Colloquium on Transportation Systems Engineering and Management, CD-ROM, Warangal, India, May 17 to 19, 185744.

20) Rao, U.D., Mubashirhussain, S., and Chowdary, V. (2018). "Performance evaluation of dense graded bituminous mixtures prepared with partial replacement of aggregates with glass cullet." Proceedings of the Fifth Colloquium on Transportation Systems Engineering and Management, CD-ROM, Warangal, India, May 17 to 19, 185211.

21) Babu, B.G., Srikanth, K., and Chowdary, V. (2019). “Influence of aggregate shape factors on the performance of bituminous mixtures.” Proceedings of the International Conference on Innovative Trends in Civil Engineering for Sustainable Development, CD-ROM, Warangal, India, September 13 to 15, ITCSD-TE017.

22) Sudhakar, R., Srikanth, K., and Chowdary, V. (2019). “Laboratory evaluation of construction and demolition waste as an alternate material in various flexible pavement layers.” Proceedings of the International Conference on Innovative Trends in Civil Engineering for Sustainable Development, CD-ROM, Warangal, India, September 13 to 15, ITCSD-TE018.

23) Tirumali, A.K., Konda, B., and Chowdary, V. (2019). “A novel approach to use waste plastic in bituminous mixtures.” Proceedings of the International Conference on Innovative Trends in Civil Engineering for Sustainable Development, CD-ROM, Warangal, India, September 13 to 15, ITCSD-TE021.

24) Khatri, K., Ansari, M.T., Vishnu, R., and Chowdary, V. (2020). “Evaluation of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy indices to explain the rutting susceptibility of rejuvenated recycled blends.” Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Transportation Planning and Implementation Methodologies for Developing Countries, CD-ROM, Mumbai, India, December 10 to 11, 88.

25) Roy, N., Chowdary, V., Saravanan, U., and Krishnan, J.M. (2021). “Non-linear modeling of the influence of rest period on healing behavior of asphalt concrete mixtures.” Green and Intelligent Technologies for Sustainable and Smart Asphalt Pavements: Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Frontiers of Road and Airport Engineering, Delft, The Netherlands, July 12 to 14, 2021, 648-654. (http://doi.org/10.1201/9781003251125-104).

26) Rout, S., Vishnu, R., Chowdary, V. (2021). “Degree of saturation as a surrogate measure to estimate the influence of air voids on moisture resistance of gap-graded and dense-graded asphalt mixtures.” Proceedings of the International Conference on Transportation Systems Engineering and Management, CD-ROM, Kozhikode, India, August 26 to 27, Paper Id 116.

27) Tharun, S.V.S., Srikanth, K., Chowdary, V. (2021). “Comparison of dynamic loads generated by truck with dual tires and wide base tires.” Proceedings of the International Conference on Transportation Systems Engineering and Management, CD-ROM, Kozhikode, India, August 26 to 27, Paper Id 58.

28) Srikanth, K., Hareesh, A., Kumar, B.R., Sameer, M., Prasad, M.D.V., Singh, S., Ghosh, S., Shankar, S., Chowdary, V., Prasad, C.S.R.K., and Modi, A. (2021). “Performance evaluation of low volume road sections consisting of enzyme stabilized inverted base.” Proceedings of the International Conference on Transportation Systems Engineering and Management, CD-ROM, Kozhikode, India, August 26 to 27, Paper Id 57.

PHDs Supervised

  Ph.D Thesis Guidance:

1) Syed Mubashirhussain. (June 15, 2020). "Rheological studies on identification of new rutting parameters for unmodified bitumen".

2) Kamineni Aditya. (June 22, 2020). "Assessment of the effects of vehicular speeds on noise levels generated from vehicles as perceived by commuters and roadusers".

3) Utsav Vishal. (December 6, 2021). "Influence of moisture damage and hydrated lime on the fatigue life of hot mix asphalt and warm mix asphalt".

4) T. Arjun Kumar. "Influence of chemical warm mix additive on the aging characteristics of asphalt binders and asphalt mixtures cosisting of waste plastic coated aggregates". (ongoing)

5) Kakara Srikanth. "Influence of roughness induced dynamic loads on fatigue and rutting damages in flexible pavement". (ongoing)

6) Sudhir Kumar Boddu. "Assessment of rail transportation noise on track-side dwellers". (ongoing)


M.Tech Dissertation Guidance:

1) K.B. Raghuram. (2009). "Performance evaluation of stone matrix asphalt".

2) D. Uday Kumar Reddy. (2009). "Sealing of gravel road connecting Bachhannapet to Goparajapalli".

3) U. Durga Rao. (2009). "Use of glass cullet as aggregate in asphalt mixes".

4) D. Pavan Kumar. (2009). "Parametric study of factors affecting rural road pavement performance". [joint guidance with Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad]

5) T. Sateesh. (2009). "Microstructural evaluation of asphalt mixes".

6) B.K. Ranjith Kumar. (2010). "Laboratory evaluation of reclaimed asphalt pavements using hot process".

7) B. Giribabu. (2010). "Effect of aggregate shape factors on the performance of asphalt mixes".

8) G. Ramulu. (2010). "Influence of unbound material properties on the rutting potential of low volume roads". [joint guidance with Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad]

9) R. Ramana Patrudu. (2010). "Laboratory evaluation of gravel roads sealed with surface dressing". [joint guidance with Dr. D.S.N.V. Amar Kumar]

10) S. Kareem Basha. (2010). "Laboratory evaluation of gravel roads sealed with Instapave". [joint guidance with Dr. D.S.N.V. Amar Kumar]

11) R. Sudhakar. (2010). "Use of demolished concrete and brick aggregates as alternative materials in various pavement layers".

12) D. Sunil Kumar. (2010). "Modelling of noise pollution due to highway traffic". [joint guidance with Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad]

13) P. Venkata Sidda Reddy. (2011). "Development of pavement deterioration models for low volume roads". [joint guidance with Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad]

14) Rama Sowjanya Chivukula. (2011). "Assessment of remaining service life of low volume rural roads". [joint guidance with Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad]

15) Sandeep Vemula. (2011). "Analysis and modelling of road traffic noise pollution in Warangal city". [joint guidance with Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad]

16) Arnepalli Syamkumar. (2012). "Evaluation of noise generated due to tyre-pavement surface interaction".

17) Ch. Suresh. (2012). "Laboratory evaluation of flexible pavement sections reinforced with coir geotextile for low volume roads". [joint guidance with Dr. V. Ramana Murthy]

18) J.V.S. Gopal. (2012). "Road crash prediction modelling using artificial neural networks". [joint guidance with Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad]

19) Koganti Naga Priyanka. (2012). "Investigations on the rheological characteristics of asphalt binders".

20) Kolusu Bhargavi. (2012). "Influence of zero shear viscosity of asphalt binder on the permanent deformation characteristics of asphalt mixes". [joint guidance with Dr. D.S.N.V. Amar Kumar]

21) Ramadurgaprasad Peela. (2012). "Laboratory evaluation of gravel roads sealed with surface dressing and open graded premix surfacing". [joint guidance with Dr. D.S.N.V. Amar Kumar]

22) Giridhar Ganta. (2013)."Moisture damage in asphalt mixtures". [joint guidance with Dr. D.S.N.V. Amar Kumar]

23) Kamineni Aditya. (2013). "Quantification of the noise generated due to tyre-pavement surface interaction".

24) Koorma Rajendra Babu. (2013). "Development of present serviceability index and remaining service life models for low volume roads".

25) Mohammed Irfan. (2013). "Influence of mix properties on the permanent deformation characteristics of asphalt mixes". [joint guidance with Dr. D.S.N.V. Amar Kumar]

26) T. Dinesh Reddy. (2013). "Performance evaluation of gravel road sealed with surface dressing and open graded premix surfacing". [joint guidance with Dr. D.S.N.V. Amar Kumar]

27) Vinod Kumar Kanukuntla. (2013). "Influence of stirring time on the rheological characteristics of asphalt blended with crumb rubber".

28) Pallavi Gulivindala. (2014). "Influence of stirring conditions on rheological characteristics of asphalt blended with crumb rubber".

29) K. Rajkamal. (2014). "Sealing of gravel roads: a case study of open graded premix surfacing and surface dressing".

30) Shrikant Babruvan Patil. (2014). "Influence of asphalt rheological properties on the permanent deformation characteristics of asphalt mixtures".

31) Saurabh Gupta. (2014). "Influence of the rheological characteristics of asphalt emulsion residues on the permanent deformation characteristics of asphalt mixtures".

32) Shashank Khandeliya. (2014). "Laboratory evaluation of stone matrix asphalt stabilized with various fibers".

33) Sunkesula Sreedhar. (2014). "Influence of fillers on moisture induced damage in bituminous mixtures prepared using modified bitumen".

34) T. Kiran Kumar. (2014). "Influence of air voids and temperature on the permanent deformation characteristics of dense asphalt mixtures".

35) Wagene Begashaw Gebretadik. (2014). "Evaluation of moisture induced damage in asphalt mixtures partially replaced with reclaimed asphalt pavement".

36) Mithun C. (2014). "Performance evaluation of warm mix asphalt blended with Evotherm(R) and Zycotherm(R) additives".

37) D. Rohith. (2015). "Performance evaluation of surface dressing and open graded premix surfacing as sealing options for a gravel road".

38) Goli Arun Kumar. (2015). "Effect of air voids and conditioning process on the moisture resistance of bituminous concrete mixtures".

39) Niranjan. (2015). "Effect of temperature and loading rate on the performance of stone matrix asphalt stabilized with various fibers".

40) Kakara Srikanth. (2016). "Performance evaluation and development of deterioration models for gravel road sealed with surface dressing and open graded premix surfacing".

41) Konda Bhanu Chandar. (2016). "Performance evaluation of bituminous mixes blended with shredded waste low density polyethylene packets in dry process".

42) Prashant Shyam Sandel. (2016) "Influence of lime and Evotherm(R) on the moisture resistance of bituminous mixes".

43) Thakare Harshad Khushal. (2016). "Effect of aging on the rutting response of bitumen and bituminous mixes".

44) Abhishek Gadekar. (2017). "Influence of rest period on the retained tensile strength of various bituminous mixes".

45) Boya Hari Kumar. (2017). "Influence of shearing time on the rheological characteristics of crumb rubber modified bitumen".

46) Revanth Kumar Reddy. (2017). "Influence of Zycotherm(R) on the moisture damage resistance of stone matrix asphalt stabilized with basalt fibres".

47) Sanjay Kumar. (2017). "Influence of Evotherm(R) on the moisture damage resistance of stone matrix asphalt stabilized with basalt fibres".

48) Kamlesh Gupta. (2017). "Moisture susceptibility evaluation of stone matrix asphalt stabilized with basalt fibres".

49) Bejjanki Ramesh. (2018). "Influence of waste cooking oil on the rheological properties of aged bituminous binder".

50) Geddada Niranjan. (2018). "Influence of waste engine oil on the rheological properties of aged bituminous binder".

51) Jaya Sathya Sandeep Innamuri. (2018). "Quantification of ageing effects in bituminous binders using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy".

52) Penumajji Satyanarayana. (2018). "Influence of warm mix additive on the performance of stone matrix asphalt stabilized with cellulose fibres".

53) Suneel Kumar Singh. (2018). "Influence of different compaction methods on the performance of stone matrix asphalt".

54) Ahmad Samir Shahsamandy. (2019). "Performance evaluation of bituminous mixtures consisting of aggregates fully replaced with marble waste and black granite waste aggregates".

55) Attada Hareesh. (2019). "Influence of various distresses on flexible pavement roughness".

56) Shubham Ghosh. (2019). "Effect of waste cooking oil on volumetric and mechanical properties of bituminous concrete blended with 50% reclaimed asphalt pavement".

57) Vivek Kumar. (2019). "Influence of ageing on the performance of stone matrix asphalt stabilized with cellulose fibre".

58) Arjun P. V. (2020). "Influence of short-term ageing on rutting resistance of bituminous binders". [joint guidance with Dr. Vishnu R.]

59) Chintada Chandrasekhar. (2020). "Influence of commercial vehicle and pavement surface characteristics on dynamic loads acting on flexible pavements".

60) Jay Prakash Narayan Choubey (2020). "Laboratory evaluation of stone matrix asphalt consisting of polymer modified bitumen". [joint guidance with Dr. Vishnu R.]

61) Khailesh Khatri (2020). "Evaluation of rutting susceptibility of asphalt blends synthesized using linear viscosity based blending chart". [joint guidance with Dr. Vishnu R.]

62) Mohd Tahir Ansari (2020). "Durability assessment of recycled asphalt blends synthesized using semi-logarithmic viscosity based blending chart". [joint guidance with Dr. Vishnu R.]

63) Nikhil Kumar Gupta (2020). "Influence of air voids on the performance of stone matrix asphalt". [joint guidance with Dr. Vishnu R.]

64) Shuddhashil Ghosh (2020). "Performance evaluation of stone matrix asphalt consisting of plastic-coated aggregates". [joint guidance with Dr. Vishnu R.]

65) Divya Gautam (2021). "Compaction characteristics of bituminous mixes". [joint guidance with Dr. Vishnu R.]

66) Milkuri Pratyusha (2021). "Evaluation of linear viscoelastic range of warm mix asphalt binder considering moisture effect". [joint guidance with Dr. Vishnu R.]

67) N.V. Neelima (2021). "Effect of pH and aging on the moisture susceptibility of bituminous binders". [joint guidance with Dr. Vishnu R.]

68) Satyajit Rout (2021). "Influence of air voids on moisture resistance of gap-graded and dense-graded asphalt mixture". [joint guidance with Dr. Vishnu R.]

69) S.V.S. Tharun (2021). "Quantification of dynamic loading effect of standard dual tires and new generation widebase tires on flexible pavement".


B.Tech Project Work Guidance:

1) G. Aditya, P. Naseer, Samudrala Venkat, Siva Jagadish Chebiyyam. (2009). "Studies on noise generated due to tyre-pavement surface interaction".

2) S. Sri Vishnu, D. Sankar Nayak, Toothica Amit Kumar, S. Vivek. (2010). "Stabilization of subgrade for pavement construction".

3) P. Ramya, K. Sindhu, R. Bhavana, M. Vinay Kumar, T. Purna Chandra Rao. (2012). "A study on permanent deformation in asphalt mixes".

4) Aman Anand, G. Nachiketa Sharma, Armaan Sharma, Prabhu Elango. (2013). "Analysis of flexible pavement sections reinforced with geosynthetics".

5) B. Bharadwaj, B. Surendra Aswanth, B. Praveen Kumar, K. Naagesh Kumar, and P. Shankar. (2014). "Geometric and structural design of Warangal airport infrastructure".

6) Rahul Verma, Nitesh Kumar, and Yash Rawat. (2015). "Use of recycled aggregates in pavement construction".

7) Burde Vivek Narendra, Amit Sharma, Shirendra Yadav, and Bhupendra Gurjar. (2016). "Performance evaluation of bituminous mixture blended with waste plastic in dry process".

8) Y.V.S. Anurag Reddy, Vaibhav Gupta, Shailendra Ray, and Kelothu Nagesh. (2017). "Influence of median vegetation and avenue plantation on bituminous pavements and cement concrete pavements".

9) Jarupula Harika, Gangoori Sravya, and Ashish Ranjan. (2018). "Thixotropic studies on bituminous binders".

10) Dhanavath Kirankumar, Luv Kumar Yadav, Pankaj Sah, and Roshan Rouniyar. (2019). “Forensic investigation on selected flexible and rigid pavement stretches in Warangal city”.

11) Salem Shruthi, Pavani Chukkapalli, and Rafathullah Khan. (2021). “Potential of porous asphalt pavements to mitigate urban floods”.

Workshops/Conferences

 Workshops/Conferences/Short-term Courses/Webinars Organized:

1) Short-term Course on "Flexible Pavement Engineering" sponsored by National Institute of Technology, Rourkela from February 01 to 04, 2008, Coordinators: Prof. Mahabir Panda, and Dr. Venkaiah Chowdary.

2) Workshop on "Advances in Flexible Pavement Design" sponsored by TEQIP-II, National Institute of Technology, Warangal from March 15 to 17, 2012, Coordinators: Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad, Dr. Venkaiah Chowdary, and Dr. D.S.N.V. Amar Kumar.

3) Workshop on "Innovative Technologies for Low Volume Roads" for Field Engineers of Panchayat Raj Engineering Department, Andhra Pradesh, sponsored by (i) Zydex Industries, Vadodara, (ii) Avijeet Agencies, Chennai, (iii) Alchemist Touchnology, New Delhi, and (iv) Bitchem Asphalt Technologies, Guwahati on December 12, 2013, Coordinators: Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad, and Dr. Venkaiah Chowdary.

4) "Transportation Young Researchers Symposium" sponsored by TEQIP-II, National Institute of Technology, Warangal and Panchayat Raj Engineering Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh, from March 27 to 29, 2014, Coordinators: Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad, Dr. Venkaiah Chowdary, Dr. K.V.R. Ravi Shankar, Dr. S. Shankar, Mr. Arpan Mehar, and Dr. P. Sasanka Bhushan.

5) Training Programme on "Innovative Technologies for Low Volume Roads" for Field Engineers of Panchayat Raj Engineering Department, Telangana, sponsored by National Rural Roads Development Agency, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, from October 30 to November 01, 2014, Coordinators: Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad, Dr. Venkaiah Chowdary, and Dr. S. Shankar.

6) Executive Development Programme on "Innovative Technologies for Low Volume Roads" for Field Engineers of Panchayat Raj Engineering Department, Andhra Pradesh, sponsored by National Rural Roads Development Agency, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, from April 20 to 22, 2015, Coordinators: Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad, Dr. Venkaiah Chowdary, and Dr. S. Shankar.

7) Executive Development Programme on "Innovative Technologies for Low Volume Roads" for Field Engineers of Panchayat Raj Engineering Department, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, sponsored by National Rural Roads Development Agency, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, from April 23 to 25, 2015, Coordinators: Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad, Dr. Venkaiah Chowdary, and Dr. S. Shankar.

8) "Transportation Young Researchers Symposium" from May 10 to 15, 2015, Coordinators: Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad, Dr. Venkaiah Chowdary, Dr. K.V.R. Ravi Shankar, Dr. S. Shankar, Mr. Arpan Mehar, and Dr. P. Sasanka Bhushan.

9) One-week Course on "Low-Volume Roads Engineering Best Practices" as part of Global Initiative of Academic Networks, sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, from September 26 to 30, 2016, Coordinators: Mr. Gordon R. Keller, Genesee Geotechnical, USA, Dr. S. Shankar, and Dr. Venkaiah Chowdary.

10) Executive Development Programme on "New and Innovative Technologies for Construction of Low Volume Roads" for Field Engineers of Panchayat Raj Engineering Department, Andhra Pradesh, sponsored by National Rural Roads Development Agency, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, from October 03 to 05, 2016, Coordinators: Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad, Dr. Venkaiah Chowdary, and Dr. S. Shankar.

11) Executive Development Programme on "New and Innovative Technologies for Construction of Low Volume Roads" for Field Engineers of Panchayat Raj Engineering Department, Karnataka, sponsored by National Rural Roads Development Agency, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, from October 27 to 29, 2016, Coordinators: Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad, Dr. Venkaiah Chowdary, and Dr. S. Shankar.

12) Executive Development Programme on "New and Innovative Technologies for Construction of Low Volume Roads" for Field Engineers of Panchayat Raj Engineering Department, Telangana, sponsored by National Rural Roads Development Agency, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, from November 28 to 30, 2016, Coordinators: Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad, Dr. Venkaiah Chowdary, and Dr. S. Shankar.

13) Executive Development Programme on "New and Innovative Technologies for Construction of Low Volume Roads" for Field Engineers of Panchayat Raj Engineering Department, Tamil Nadu and Telangana, sponsored by National Rural Roads Development Agency, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, from December 01 to 03, 2016, Coordinators: Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad, Dr. Venkaiah Chowdary, and Dr. S. Shankar.

14) Faculty Development Programme on "Effective Teaching and Learning of Flexible Pavement Design" sponsored by Teaching-Learning Centre, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, from January 17 to 21, 2018, Coordinators: Dr. Venkaiah Chowdary, and Dr. S. Shankar.

15) One-week Course on "Decision Tools for Selection and Evaluation of Transportation Projects" as part of Global Initiative of Academic Networks, sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, from January 22 to 26, 2018, Coordinators: Dr. Stephen P. Mattingly, University of Texas at Arlington, USA, Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad, and Dr. Venkaiah Chowdary.

16) "Fifth Colloquium of Transportation Systems Engineering and Management" sponsored by TEQIP-III and organized by National Institute of Technology, Warangal from May 17 to 19, 2018, Coordinators:  Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad, Dr. Venkaiah Chowdary, Dr. K.V.R. Ravi Shankar, Dr. S. Shankar, and Dr. Arpan Mehar.

17) International Conference on "Innovative Trends in Civil Engineering for Sustainable Development" sponsored by TEQIP III and organized by National Institute of Technology, Warangal from September 13 to 15, 2019, Coordinators: Prof. N.V. Umamahesh, Dr. K. Venkata Reddy, Dr. Venkaiah Chowdary, Dr. P. Hari Prasad Reddy, and Dr. S. Venkateswara Rao. 


 Workshops/Conferences/Short-term Courses Attended:

1) "National Conference on Modern Cement Concrete and Bituminous Roads" organized by Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management, Visakhapatnam, India from December 18 to 20, 2003.

2) "International Symposium of Research Students on Materials Science and Engineering" organized by Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India from December 20 to 22, 2004.

3) "International Conference on Structural and Road Transportation Engineering" organized by Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India from January 3 to 5, 2005.

4) "National Conference on Advances in Road Transportation" organized by National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India from February 12 to 13, 2005.

5) Workshop on "Long Lasting Highway Pavements – Issues and Challenges" organized by Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India on April 2, 2005.

6) Workshop on "Constitutive Modeling of Engineering Materials" organized by Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India from July 18 to 22, 2005.

7) Workshop on "Back to Basics of Asphalt" organized by the Transportation and Development Institute of American Society of Civil Engineers at Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia, USA on April 30, 2006.

8) "The 2006 T&DI Airfield and Highway Pavement Specialty Conference" organized by the Transportation and Development Institute of American Society of Civil Engineers at Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia, USA from April 30 to May 3, 2006.

9) "Indo-US Workshop on Recent Advances in Transportation Engineering" organized by Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India from January 10 to 12, 2007.

10) Short-term Course on "Recent Advances in Bituminous Material Characterization and Evaluation" organized by Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India from December 7 to 12, 2009.

11) "International Conference on Environmentally Sustainable Urban Ecosystems" organized by Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India from February 24 to 26, 2012.

12) "Project Management Book of Knowledge Fourth Edition Workshop" organized by Project Management Institute Pearl City Chapter, Hyderabad, India from December 22 to 23 and 29 to 30, 2012.

13) Seminar on "Intelligent Transport Systems – Role of Standards" organized by Bureau of Indian Standards, New Delhi, India on February 15, 2013.

14) Workshop on "Sustainable Urban Transport" organized by Transportation Division, Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India from February 18 to 19, 2013.

15) Workshop on "Teaching and Evaluation Methods for Effective Learning" organized by National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India from July 15 to 17, 2013.

16) Workshop for Practitioners on "Warm Mix Asphalt – Challenges and Way Forward" organized by Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India from August 8 to 9, 2013.

17) Workshop on "Outcome Based Engineering Education for Enhanced Employability" organized by TEQIP-II, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India on September 14, 2013.

18) "74th Annual Session of the Indian Roads Congress" organized by Government of Assam, Guwahati, Assam, India from January 18 to 22, 2014.

19) Colloquium on "Transportation Systems Engineering and Management" organized by National Institute of Technology, Calicut, Kerala, India from May 12 to 13, 2014.

20) Third Conference of "Transportation Research Group of India" organized by Transportation Research Group of India, Kolkata, India from December 17 to 20, 2015.

21) Workshop on "Indian Roads Congress New Flexible Pavement Design (IRC-37-2012) Implementation and Bituminous Mix Design" organized by GMR Pavement Research Centre, GMR Infrastructure Ltd., Hyderabad, Telangana, India on February 20, 2016.

22) Knowledge Dissemination Workshop on "Development of Warrants for use of Modified Binders for Improved Performance of Flexible Pavements" organized by Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India from October 24 to 25, 2016.

Projects

 Sponsored Research Projects:

1) "Rural Road Pavement Performance Study" sponsored by National Rural Road Development Agency, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, Project duration: January 2007 to June 2010, Total budget: Rs. 10 lakhs, Investigators: C.S.R.K. Prasad, D.S.N.V. Amar Kumar, Venkaiah Chowdary (Study Team Member), and V. Ramana Murthy. [Completed]

2) "Sealing of Gravel Roads" sponsored by National Rural Road Development Agency, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, Project duration: July 2009 to December 2012, Total budget: Rs. 19.5 lakhs, Investigators: C.S.R.K. Prasad, Venkaiah Chowdary (Co-Investigator), and D.S.N.V. Amar Kumar. [Completed]

3) "Influence of Mix Properties on the Permanent Deformation Characteristics of Asphalt Mixtures", sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India under Research Seed Money for Minor Research Projects, Project duration: September 2012 to August 2013, Total Budget: Rs. 3.50 Lakhs, Investigators: Venkaiah Chowdary (Principal Investigator). [Completed]

4) "Effect of Aging on the Mechanical Response of Asphalt Binders", sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India under "Fast Track Proposals for Young Scientists", Project duration: July 2013 to July 2016. Total Budget: Rs. 20.90 Lakhs, Investigators: Venkaiah Chowdary (Principal Investigator). [Completed]

5) Preparation of State of the Art Research Report on "Establishing correlation between various distress types and International Roughness Index/ deflection for roads and bridges", sponsored by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India, Project duration: May 2017 to October 2017. Total Budget: Rs. 06.82 Lakhs, Investigators: Venkaiah Chowdary (Principal Investigator), and S. Shankar (Co-Investigator). [Active]

6) Preparation of State of the Art Research Report on "Development of deterioration models for bridges and pavements", sponsored by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India, Project duration: May 2017 to October 2017. Total Budget: Rs. 08.28 Lakhs, Investigators: S. Shankar (Principal Investigator), and Venkaiah Chowdary (Co-Investigator). [Active]

7) “Exploring Eco-friendly Civil Engineering Techniques for Disposal of Plastic Waste”, sponsored by National Highways Authority of India, Government of India, Project duration: June 2019 to June 2022. Total Budget: Rs. 19.272 Lakhs, Investigators: P. Hari Krishna (Principal Investigator), T.D. Gunneswara Rao (Co-Investigator), and Venkaiah Chowdary (Co-Investigator). [Active]

Awards and Honors

Awards and Honors:

1) Srikanth Kakara, Chandrasekhar Chintada, and Venkaiah Chowdary received K.F. Antia Memorial Prize from the Institution of Engineers (India) on December 26, 2021 for the paper titled "influence of commercial vehcile characteristics on the magnitude of dynamic wheel loads over asphalt pavement profiles with different roughness" published in the Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India): Series A, Voume 101, 2020.

Additional Responsibility

Current Additional Responsibilities:

1) Head of Transportation Division, Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Warangal from April 4, 2018.

2) Vice Chairman, Admissions, National Institute of Technology, Warangal from February 22, 2021.

3) Executive Member of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya Teaching Learning Centre, a higher education teaching learning scheme under Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching, representing the Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Warangal from November 5, 2020.

4) Consultancy Works Co-ordinator of Transportation Division, Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Warangal from February 2008 to July 2012, and from August 1, 2013.

Past Additional Responsibilities:

1) Faculty In-charge of “Transportation Division Computer Laboratory”, Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Warangal from February 2008 to July 2012.

2) Warden of Ambedkar Hall and Babha Hall, National Institute of Technology, Warangal from July 2008 to June 2009.

3) Warden of Azad Hall and Rajendra Prasad Hall, National Institute of Technology, Warangal from July 2009 to June 2010.

4) Faculty In-charge of “Transportation Engineering Laboratory”, Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Warangal from July 2012 to July 2018.

5) Faculty In-charge to “monitor the renovation of toilets and laying roads at the Institute”, National Institute of Technology, Warangal from May 2013 to December 2013.

6) TEQIP-II Co-ordinator of the Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Warangal from July 2013 to June 2014.

7) Member of the Curriculum Revision Committee, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, for the Academic Year 2014-2015.

8) Secretary, Students’ Co-operative Stores, National Institute of Technology, Warangal from April 2018 to May 2020.

9) Convener, Teaching and Learning Resources Working Group, National Institute of Technology, Warangal from July 2020 to January 2021.