Prof. G. Venkata Rao

Mentor for Ph.D. Scholars



B.E (MechanicalEngineering),Sri Venkateswara UniversityCollegeofEngineering(1966),

M.Tech(MachineTools) IITMadras,Chennai(1972),

Ph.D.inFinite Element andPhotoelastic analysis of Grinding heels,IIT-Madras,Chennai(1979).



Advanced Training in  Electricalanaloguesfor mechanical andStructural engineering problems,National Aerospace Labs,Bengaluru,1968.

Advanced Training in Laser Holography and Holographici nterferometry and Laser applications,TechnischeHochschule(now known as Leibnitz University), Hannover, (West)Germany,Dec.1973 to March1974.


Associate Lecturer in MechanicalEngineering, MadrasI nstitute of Technology ,(now part of AnnaUniversity),Govt.of TamilNadu, Chromepet, Sept.28,1966 to April 30,1967.(7months).

Associate Lecturer and laterLecturer. Dept ofAppliedMechanics,IIT Madras May2,1967 to March 26,1978. (10years10months)

Sr.Engineer, Dy.Manager, Manager, Sr.Manager, Dy.GM, Additional General Manager, CorporateR&Ddivn, BHEL, Balanagar, Hyderabad, March28, 1978 to October 28,1999. (21years 7months)

Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Vasavi College of Engineering, Hyderabad, November4,1999toMarch31,2009 (9years5 months).

Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Vasavi College of Engineering,  Hyderabad,April1,2009toMay31,2015 (5years 2months).

Mentor for Ph.D.Scholars on Personal basis, June1,2015onwards. (3 Years 10 Months)


DAAD GermanAcademy) Fellowship for visiting Germany fo rAdvanced training (73-74)

Fellow of A.P. Akademi of Science, elected as a Life-timeFellow in 2006.

Fellowship for advanced programme on Aluminium Structural Design, at CISM (International Centre for Mechanical Sciences), Udine, Italy, October 10-15, 2001.

Felicitated as Engineer of the year onEngineers’Day at GuruNanakEngineering 2004.



Awarded one Indian Patent for in-plane sensor and worked on 4other patents.


Guidance of 12 research scholars for successful completion of Ph.D. and 1 Scholar for M.S. by research. Dr. PV Rao(2018), Dr. S. Venkataiah(2017), Dr. J. Anjaneyulu,(2017), Dr. P.V.S. Subhashini(2016), Dr. T. Ramamohana Rao (2013), Dr. Mohd. SirairabiAwad(2011), Dr.A.Purushotham(2009), Dr. V.V. Sathyanarayana(2004), Dr. T.R. Chudhari(2001), Dr. M. MohanPrabhu(1998), Dr. A.D. Baone(1996), Dr. Y.V.L. NarasimhaMurthy(1994).

Remaining Scholars (V.B.S. Rajendra Prasad, S. Narasimha)

Membership in Committees:

Selection Committee for Assistant Prof.(Applied Mechanics)Posts, IIT-Madras, July 2006.

Member, AICTE Committee for evaluation of Technical Institutions for grading, 2004.

Committee for Selection of Lab Assistants in BHEL R&D, October, 2002.

Committee for selection of Ph.D. Scholars, Osmania University, 2006, 2007.

Evaluation Committee for Performance Appraisal of Scientists from CSIR Labs 2007.

Evaluationof Performance Appraisal of Associate Professors, IIT Madras, 2008.

Member of Technical Papers Screening Committee in BHEL. 

Member, Technical Committee for Boiler and Oil Field valves, BHEL Corporation,

1980 to 1990 and Product Committee for these products, 1981 to 1993.

Member, Technical Committee for Traction Motors, BHEL corporation, 1981 to 1990 and Product Committee for these products, 1983 to 1993.

Member, Advisory Committee for Improvement of Stress Analysis Labs, Central Mechanical Engineering Institute, Durgapur, 1988.



Strain gauge testsonon suspension bogies of 700HP and 1400Hp shunting locomotives for port applications.

Utilization of holography andl aser applications intesting of turbine components like turbine blades, turbine casings, condenser cover domes etc., 1978 to 1986.

Managerial support for introduction of wireless telemetry for strain and vibration Measurements on rotating equipment like large turbines (400 and 210MW),

Industrial fans like primary air fans, hydro-turbine lab tests etc.

Export-oriented job tests for structural integrity on condensers, de-aerators for Libya and Malta supplied by BHEL.

Structural Tests on power turbine condenser at Khakrapara Nuclear Power Station, Gujarat.

Salvage of equipment from scrapping through minor deviations like boiler Structures (at Wanakbori,Gujarat), pressure vessels(Maharashtra GasCracker) from scrapping through detailed design assessment andstructural tests.

Detailed assessmen for brittle ceramics, finite element analyses, string tests and strain gauge tests on electrical suspension insulators on overhead power lines 1) for prevention of failures and 2) for third party inspection.

Weibull analysis for assessing probabilistic failure of electrical insulators for Electro-static precipitators in large power stations.

Other significant reports: Valves of different sizes in boilers, Wellhead for oil industry, Strength of skytop masts for oil drilling platform, Condenser coverplate and so on.

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