Safety centre undertakes a vigorous program of safety research, consultation and project implementation in the formal and informal sector. Several research projects at PhD and Master's level have been undertaken by Faculty, including study of human factors in process control and alarm management directed towards preventing accidents in chemical plants and design of inherently safe chemical plants. A number of undergraduate projects have also been initiated including development of an Indian Fire incident Database and development of an Android App for fire reporting.
1. Development of smart, environment friendly, and low-cost fire detection and suppression system (Funded by MHRD and Vimal Fire Controls Ltd.)
2. Glass Facade Building Fire behavior in full scale Building (Funded by UL and IIT Gandhinagar)
3. High temperature hydrogen combustion phenomena in air-steam system (Funded by BRNS, NRFCC)
4. Computational Modeling of the Condensed Phase Aerosol (Funded by Underwriters Laboratories)
5. Cognitive Engineering for Process Safety (Funded by IIT Gandhinagar)
Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a not-for-profit product safety testing and certification organization is associated with IITGn since 2009 and is a major supporter of the Safety Centre. Through a five-year grant, UL supports safety-related education and research by funding the work on major engineering challenges which have birthed several research labs on campus.
Monograph published under series 'Campus on Sabarmati' by Prof. S.K. Jain and coauthors
This publication is the first in a series describing the development of IIT Gandhinagar’s campus on the bank of river Sabarmati in Gandhinagar. The campus development provided numerous opportunities for innovation and the series is meant to document these. The focus of this first document is on the use of confined masonry for the housing. Confined masonry construction has a proven record of good seismic performance, is economical, and does not require very large engineering effort in design and construction. This publication describes the use of confined masonry construction technology for thirty-plus housing buildings (student hostels and faculty and staff apartments). It is hoped that this monograph will help sensitize and educate building professionals in India and elsewhere about the excellent features of confined masonry.
Editorials in the Bridge and Structural Engineer
Jain, Sudhir K., “Seismic safety challenge in India”, The Bridge and Structural Engineer, vol. 45, no. 1, Mar. 2015.
Edited special issue of Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries Prof. Rajagopalan Srinivasan and Chinmay Ghoroi edited a special edition of Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries (Elsevier journal). The special issue contains the selected papers from the International Conference on Safety, 2014 ‐ Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Bhopal gas disaster. Based on feedback from the program committee, session chairs, and other delegates a small number of the over 50 process safety related papers presented in the ICS 2014 conference were invited to submit an extended version of their paper. The special issue is in the process of publication.
Papers published in Journals and presented at various National and International Conferences by Faculty and Students
Sponsored Research Project and Consultancy
1. Development of smart, environment friendly, and low-cost fire detection and suppression system. Principal Investigator : Dr. Chinmay Ghoroi (under Uchatar Aviskar Yojona) 2. Glass Facade Building Fire behavior in full scale Building. Principal Investigator : Dr. Gaurav Srivastava 3. High temperature hydrogen combustion phenomena in air - steam system. Principal Investigator : Dr. Chinmay Ghoroi 4. Seismic design criteria for metro structures for MEGA. Principal Investigator : Prof. Sudhir K. Jain, Civil Engineering. 5. Identification of an Optimal Disinfectant for the Preservation of RO Purified Water for "Sarvjal" Piramal Waters Private Limited. Principal Investigator : Prof Sharad Gupta, Biological Engineering.