Development Centre for
Applied Dynamics
Structural Dynamics
Competency Centre for Seismic qualification of Structures, Plant and Equipment


Dr K G Bhatia
Dr K G Bhatia

Formerly: General Manager - Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd. (BHEL)
President - ISET (Indian Society of Earthquake Technology)
Member - Research Council, Structural Engineering Research Centre (SERC-CSIR)
Member - Committee on Noise and Vibration-Dept. of Science & Technology (DST)
Member - Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Committees on Earthquake, Machine Foundation & Mechanical Vibration

After obtaining Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering from BHU, Varanasi, India (Presently Institute of Technology, BHU), I Completed Masters in Structural Dynamics with specialization in Earthquake Engineering from University of Roorkee (Presently Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee). In the initial years of my career, I started teaching structural dynamics to Engineering students. Later moved on, as a UNESCO participant, at the International Institute of Seismology & Earthquake Engineering (IISEE), Tokyo, Japan for Advanced Research in the field of earthquake Engineering. The Research conducted at IISEE was extended further to obtain Ph D degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

After a few years of teaching and research, I joined the industry, with Engineers India Limited, where I was involved in the design of Equipment foundation of variety of machines for Refineries & Petrochemical plants. Designs for selected machineries were vetted by leading consultants from UK and France. This was an important milestone for the company and hence after the designs for machine foundations for all the projects were done in-house only.

Later I moved to BHEL to take-up more challenging assignments for Thermal and Nuclear Power Stations. The responsibility grew many folds staring from design of machine foundation, to all aspects related to Structural Dynamics Applications. It is at this company where I got exposure to all aspects of dynamics related to variety of machines starting with Rotor Dynamics, Tribology, Vibration, and Failure Investigations etc. At BHEL I spent almost 25 years of my career that has brought me to the forefront of Structural Dynamics. The rich experience of dealing with a broad spectrum of machinery for Thermal power plants, Nuclear & Hydro plants both from the point of view of design and failure investigation has given me an edge to have accumulated host of information and data base with regard to design and field performance of machinery.

With the advent of commercial CAE, I had taken-up the initiative to instill CAE simulation in BHEL, and help the company leverage from its benefits.

After retirement from BHEL in 1999, I have been involved in writing book on machine foundation, interface with academia & providing industrial consultancy in this discipline of machine foundation.

In addition, I also have taken-up a mission to educate the masses for earthquake safety design tips for residential & industrial buildings. I achieve this by conducting free lectures at various forums.


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