Postdoc PDEng

Cheyyar Nageswaran, Priya


Name ir. Priya Darshini Cheyyar Nageswaran
Department Construction Management & Engineering
Room HT-411
Tel. 053-489 9153
Tel. secretary 053-489 4254/2670
Fax 053-489 2511
E-mail P.D.CheyyarNageswaran@utwente.nl
 Position PDEng Trainee

Postal address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Department of Construction Management & Engineering
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

Education

2013 - 2016

Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, TU Delft, The Netherlands

  • Track: Structural Engineering
  • Specialization: Road and Railway Engineering
  • Master thesis: “Adhesion in aggregate bitumen systems” in cooperation with Dura Vermeer BV, The Netherlands

2009 - 2013


Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering, Anna University, Chennai, India

  • Bachelor final project: Strength and durability study of geopolymer concrete
  • Design project: Analysing and designing types of foundation for high rise buildings

Experience

Sep 2016 - Present

PDEng Trainee, Department of Construction Management and Engineering, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

  • Topic: Developing guided operational strategies for asphalt compaction
  • Research Group: Asphalt Paving Research and Innovation (ASPARi)

Feb - June 2016

Researcher
TU Delft – Dura Vermeer Research Consortium, The Netherlands
Project: Ultra silent pavements

Feb 2015 -Jan 2016

Master Thesis Student
Dura Vermeer, The Netherlands
Project: Adhesion in bitumen aggregate systems

Sep - Nov 2014

Graduate Student Intern
Dura Vermeer, The Netherlands
Project: Ultra silent pavements

Feb - Aug 2014

Graduate Student Assistant
Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, TU Delft, The Netherlands
Project: Development of elementary Pneumatic Adhesive Tensile Testing Instrument (PATTI)

Jan - Apr 2013

Civil Engineering Project Intern


Larsen and Toubro, Chennai, India

Project: Strength and durability study of geopolymer concrete


Sep - Dec 2012

Research Assistant


Prathyusha Engineering College, Chennai, India


Project: Behaviour of Ductile Fibre Reinforced Cementitious Composite (DFRCC) Structural Elements

Design Project Description

PDEng Design Project: Developing guided operational strategies for asphalt compaction

The asphalt construction industry is one perceived to be based on tradition and custom where work methods are largely based on implicit knowledge and experience. The ASPARi research has shown that traditional working methods lead to extensive variability in the asphalt construction process.

To support roller operators in achieving a more consistent, method-based asphalt compaction process, there is a need to develop guided operational strategies for the compaction process. This entails matching, testing and validating compaction strategies on site and in the laboratory, for specific asphalt mixtures under specific conditions. The mission of this design project is to develop guided compaction strategies that will support roller operators achieve a more consistent compaction product. The overall purpose is to develop operational strategies for achieving specified end-quality parameters (for specific asphalt mixes and circumstances).

Teaching

Currently not teaching.

Publications

Dr. S.B. Singh, Dr. Madappa V. R. Sivasubramanian, Priya Darshini Cheyyar Nageswaran and Tryphena Edward, Behaviour of Reinforced DFRCC Structural Elements under Flexural Loading, Proc. of UKIERI CONCRETE CONGRESS: Innovations in Concrete Construction, March 2013