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8+ Years of Teaching, Consulting & Research Experience

Dr. Kanan Thakkar

Designation : Assistant Professor Qualification : Ph.D. in Structural Engineering (SVNIT) Experience : 8+ Years of Teaching, Consulting & Research Experience

Specialization

Structural Engineering

Research Area

Seismic analysis and design; smart materials and their structural applications (shape memory alloys & composite materials); structural dynamics; finite element analysis; constitutive relationship; seismic retrofitting of steel, concrete and masonry structures; conditional assessment of structures, applications of advanced composites materials in structures; analysis & design of bridges; statistical analysis; design of experiments; factorial design; optimization; multi-objective decision making.

Book(s) Chapter(s)

  1. Kanan Thakkar and Anant Parghi. Parametric investigation of bridge piers reinforced with shape memory alloys in plastic hinge regions. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering (Springer Nature), Vol. 56-2, Amit Prashant et al. (Eds): Advances in Computer Methods and Geomechanics, Springer, Singapore - 978-981-15-0889-9, 487769_1_En, (23).

Publications

Referred Journal Publications
  1. Kanan Thakkar and Anant Parghi. Factorial design of bridge piers reinforced with shape memory alloys in plastic hinge region using Taguchi method. Structures - Elsevier (Under review).
  2. Kanan Thakkar and Anant Parghi. Utilization of shape memory alloys in civil infrastructure: state of the art review, Limits and New Ideas. Practice Periodical on Structural Design & Construction - ASCE (Under review).
  3. Kanan Thakkar and Anant Parghi, “Seismic Performance of Bridge Piers Reinforced with Shape Memory Alloys in Plastic Hinge Region” is published in Scopus indexed Journal “IOP: Conf. Ser.: Mater Sci. Eng”, Vol. 814 (2020), DOI. 10.1088/1757-899X/814/1/012007.
  4. Kanan Thakkar and Anant Parghi, “Performance Evaluation of Bridge Piers Reinforced with Shape Memory Alloys in Plastic Hinge Region: Part 1 – Statistical Analysis” is published in Scopus indexed Journal “IOP: Conf. Ser.: Mater Sci. Eng”, Vol. 814 (2020), DOI. 10.1088/1757-899X/814/1/012007.
  5. Kanan Thakkar and Anant Parghi, “Performance Evaluation of Bridge Piers Reinforced with Shape Memory Alloys in Plastic Hinge Region: Part 2 – Optimization”, is published in Scopus indexed Journal “IOP: Conf. Ser.: Mater Sci. Eng”, Vol. 814 (2020), DOI. 10.1088/1757-899X/814/1/012007.
  6. Prashant V. Khatri, Kalpana V. Maheshwari, Kanan Thakkar. A study of structural concrete using polyester and polypropylene fiber. International Journal for Science and Advance Research in Technology, Vol. 3, Issue 4, 2017, 2395-1052.
  7. Kanan Thakkar,Dr. R. P. Rethaliya, Jay Patel. Parametric study of Intze-type water tank supported on different staging systems based on IS:3370-1965 & IS:3370- 2009. Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol. 5, Issue 1, 2015, ISSN-2249-555x.
  8. Kanan Thakkar, Jay Patel, Prasad Barve. Effect of variation of height to diameter (h/d) ratio on different parameters in Intze tank. Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol. 5, Issue 1, 2015, ISSN-2249-555x.
  9. Dr. R. P. Rethaliya, Kanan Thakkar. Evaluation of liquefaction potential of soils. Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol. 5, Issue 1, 2015, ISSN-2249-555x.
 
 
Referred Papers in Conference Proceedings:
  1. Sheenthoi Rajkumari and Kanan Thakkar. Fragility Analysis of Building Structures: A Review. International Conference on Technological Advancement in Science, Engineering, Management &Pharmacutics (ICTASEMP), IFERP and Holy Mary Institute of Technology & Science, Telangana, India during July 15-16, 2021.
  2. Anshum Rana and Kanan Thakkar. Review on Fragility Analysis of Bridges.International Conference on Technological Advancement in Science, Engineering, Management &Pharmacutics (ICTASEMP), IFERP and Holy Mary Institute of Technology & Science, Telangana, India during July 15-16, 2021.
  3. Eram Anis, Kanan Thakkar and Suprakash Biswas.Seismic response of RC building frame resting on sloping ground using base isolation. International Conference on Technological Advancement in Science, Engineering, Management &Pharmacutics (ICTASEMP), IFERP and Holy Mary Institute of Technology & Science, Telangana, India during July 15-16, 2021.
  4. Kanan Thakkar and Anant Parghi. Seismic performance of bridge piers reinforced with shape memory alloys in plastic hinge region. International Conference on Sustainable Innovations in Civil & Mechanical Engineering (ICSICME), SKN Sinhgad College of Engineering, Pandharpur, Maharashtra, India during January 2-4, 2020.
  5. Kanan Thakkar and Anant Parghi. Performance evaluation of bridge piers reinforced with shape memory alloys in plastic hinge region: Part 1 – statistical analysis. International Conference on Sustainable Innovations in Civil & Mechanical Engineering (ICSICME), SKN Sinhgad College of Engineering, Pandharpur, Maharashtra, India during January 2-4, 2020.
  6. Kanan Thakkar and Anant Parghi. Performance evaluation of bridge piers reinforced with shape memory alloys in plastic hinge region: Part 2 – optimization. International Conference on Sustainable Innovations in Civil & Mechanical Engineering (ICSICME), SKN Sinhgad College of Engineering, Pandharpur, Maharashtra, India during January 2-4, 2020.
  7. Kanan Thakkar and Anant Parghi. Parametric investigation of bridge piers reinforced with shape memory alloys in plastic hinge regions. International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG), IIT Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India during March 5-7, 2019.
  8. Kanan Thakkar and Anant Parghi. Bridge piers reinforced with SMAs in plastic hinge area: a parametric study. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Civil, Structural and Transportation Engineering (ICCSTE) - 2018, Niagara Falls, Canada during June 10-12, 2018.
  9. Kanan Thakkar and Anant Parghi. Application of shape memory alloys to enhance the performance of civil infrastructures: a review. 2nd International Conference on Advances in Concrete, Structural, and Geotechnical Engineering (ACSGE 2018), BITS Pilani, Rajasthan, India - February, 26-28, 2018.
  10. Kanan Thakkar,Dr. R. P. Rethaliya, Jay Patel. Parametric study of Intze-type water tank supported on different staging systems based on IS:3370-1965 & IS:3370- 2009. in the “International Conference on Advances in Engineering (SITICAiE) - 2015” organized by Saffrony Institute of Technology, Mehsana during January 22-23, 2015.
  11. Kanan Thakkar, Jay Patel, Prasad Barve. Effect of variation of height to diameter (h/d) ratio on different parameters in Intze tank. in the “International Conference on Advances in Engineering (SITICAiE) - 2015” organized by Saffrony Institute of Technology, Mehsana during January 22-23, 2015.
  12. Dr. R. P. Rethaliya, Kanan Thakkar. Evaluation of liquefaction potential of soils. in the “International Conference on Advances in Engineering (SITICAiE) - 2015” organized by Saffrony Institute of Technology, Mehsana during January 22-23, 2015.
  13. Kanan Thakkar, Nilay Patel, Yogesh Patel, Jay Patel. Biologically induced self-healing fly ash concrete. ASCE India Section - International Conference on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure (ICSCI) - 2014 at IIT Hyderabad, Hitex, Hyderabad during October 17-18, 2014.
  14. Yogesh Patel, Nilay Patel, Kanan Thakkar, Jay Patel. Autoclaved aerated concrete brick using chemical aerators like hydrogen peroxide and bleaching powder. ASCE India Section - International Conference on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure (ICSCI) - 2014 at IIT Hyderabad, Hitex, Hyderabad during October 17-18, 2014.
  15. Yogesh Patel, Nilay Patel, Kanan Thakkar, Jay Patel. Studies on properties of geo-polymer concrete. ASCE India Section - International Conference on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure (ICSCI) - 2014 at IIT Hyderabad, Hitex, Hyderabad during October 17-18, 2014.
 
CHAPTER PUBLISHED IN BOOK
  1. Kanan Thakkar and Anant Parghi. Parametric investigation of bridge piers reinforced with shape memory alloys in plastic hinge regions. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering (Springer Nature), Vol. 56-2, Amit Prashant et al. (Eds): Advances in Computer Methods and Geomechanics,Springer, Singapore - 978-981-15-0889-9, 487769_1_En, (23).

Awards / Honours / Achievements / Appreciation

  1. “Outstanding Women Researcher" award in the “International Conference on Sustainable Innovations in Civil & Mechanical Engineering (ICSICME) – 2020” at SKN Sinhgad College of Engineering, Pandharpur, Maharashtra, India during January 2-4, 2020.
  2. “Best Paper - Civil Engineering” in the “International Conference on Advances in Engineering (SITICAiE) - 2015” at Saffrony Institute of Technology, Mehsana, Gujarat, India during January 22-23, 2015.

Research Guidance

Supervised Six PG Thesis & Supervising 1 Doctoral Fellow

Short Courses/Workshops/Seminars Organized/Coordinated

  1. An Awareness Program on “Menstrual Hygiene Management” under the UG project entitled “Disposal of Domestic Bio-medical Waste in Girls’ Hostel – DITU” on November 13, 2021 at Kasturba Girls Hostel, DIT University, Dehradun.
  2. “A Series of 11 Webinars on Recent Advancements in Civil Engineering” at DIT University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India during June 21-26, 2021.
  3. AICTE ATAL approved faculty development program “Recent Advances in Structural Engineering (RASE)” at S. V. National Institute of Technology, Surat, Gujarat, India during November 18-22, 2019.
  4. AICTE ATAL approved faculty development program “Research Methodology and Technical Writing (RMTW)” at S. V. National Institute of Technology, Surat, Gujarat, India during September 16-20, 2019. 
  5. A workshop on “Civil engineering Field Practices” at Saffrony Institute of Technology, Mehsana, Gujarat, India on July 30, 2015.
  6. One day seminar on “AutoCAD Revit Architecture and Robo Structures” at Saffrony Institute of Technology, Mehsana, Gujarat, India on February 18, 2015.
  7. “International Conference on Advances in Engineering (SITICAiE) – 2015” at Saffrony Institute of Technology, Mehsana, Gujarat, India during January 22-23, 2015.
  8. A seminar on “Recent issues in civil engineering” at Saffrony Institute of Technology, Mehsana, Gujarat, India on September 2, 2014.

Invited / Guest Lectures

  1. “Performance Enhancement of RC Structre using Super Elastic Shape Memory Alloys” in Growmore Faculty of Engineering, Himmat Nagar, Gujarat, India – August 17, 2021.
  2. “Applications of Super-elastic Shape Memory Alloys in Structural Engineering” in Srinivasa Ramanujan Institute of Technology, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, India - June 28, 2021
  3. “Applications of Super-elastic Shape Memory Alloys in Seismic Risk Mitigation of Structures” in A Series of Webinars on Recent Advancements in Civil Engineering at DIT University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India – June 23, 2021.
  4. “Applications of Super-elastic Shape Memory Alloys in Seismic Risk Mitigation of Structures” in five-days virtual STTP on Seismic Risk Mitigation & Vibration Control of Structures at R. K. University, Rajkot, Gujarat, India - November 10, 2020
  5. “Referencing in Report Writing using Mendeley Software” in Faculty Development Program (AICTE ATAL) on Research Methodology and Technical Writing (RMTW) at S. V. National Institute of Technology, Surat, Gujarat, India - September 20, 2019.
  6. “Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering” in Saffrony Institute of Technology, Mehsana, Gujarat, India - April 10, 2015.