Krishnaveni Balakrishnan

Civil and Environmental Engineering:Structural Engineering and Mechanics

Krishnaveni researches on dynamics of various types of offshore floating platforms such as spar and semisubmersible, comparative study on multiline anchors forces with different types of offshore floating platforms, anchor force dynamics and mooring component design for offshore floating platforms.
Krishnaveni completed her bachelors in civil engineering from Anna University,India and masters in structural Engineering from BITS Pilani,India. Having completed masters krishnaveni worked as a bridge engineer in L&T Ramboll consulting,India for a couple of years working on metro rail projects. She has contributed designing steel composite superstructures and substructures for bridges. She then joined as a project scientist at the National Institute of Ocean Technology(NIOT) worked majorly in offshore wind energy for about five years. She has a significant contribution in bringing the country's first of its kind offshore wind data collection platform supported by monopile off the coast of gujarat,India. She also worked on soil structure interaction studies for large diameter monopiles through finite element modelling and also done design and analysis of various fixed and floating offshore structures. Krishnaveni joined UMass Fall 2018 in Structural Engineering and Mechanics PhD program advised by  Professor Sanjay Arwade and Professor Don J. DeGroot.