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P.N. GODBOLE obtained Bachelors (Honours) degree in Civil Engineering from IIT Bombay, Masters (Structures) from the erstwhile University of Roorkee (Now IIT Roorkee) and Doctorate from University of Wales, Swansea, UK. He worked in various capacities at  Civil Engineering Department of University of Roorkee from 1963 onwards, where he had a long and distinguished career in teaching, research and consultancy. After retirement, he joined VNIT, Nagpur, where he utilized award of AICTE and UGC Emeritus Fellowship and later on continued as Professor Emeritus. At present he is Professor Emeritus at RCOEM Nagpur. He has published more than 140 research papers in national and international journals/conferences and has supervised 25 doctoral candidates. He has also authored books on Cable Suspended Roofs and Finite Element Method.

His main areas of interest are finite element method, computer aided design, wind effects on structure and steel structures.

R.S. Sonparote, PhD, is Associate Professor, Department of Applied Mechanics, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur. With 20 years of experience in teaching, research and consultancy, Dr. Sonparote has published/presented several papers in national and international journals/conferences.

His main areas of interest are computer aided analysis and design, structural dynamics and soil structure interaction.

S.U. Dhote is Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering (YCCE), Nagpur. His areas of interest are wind effects, matrix analysis, steel structures, earthquake resistance designs and finite element method. He has published/presented several research papers in national/international journals.



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