Welcome to SGRT

About Us

Structural Glass Research and Testing (SGRT) Facility, a joint initiative of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-M) and Glazing Society of India (GSI) is an advanced, first-of-its-kind facility established at the Structural Engineering laboratory, Department of Civil Engineering in IIT Madras, Chennai, India.

The SGRT facility provides the glazing industry, the construction sector and academic institutions with complete testing facilities for determining, understanding and analyzing the structural characteristics of Glass and Glazing products.

Structural Engineering Laboratory, IIT-M, has carried out testing, research and development activities related to glass elements for the construction industry. Current efforts focus on systematic research carried out on the material characterization of structural glass pertinent to structural engineering. This is augmented by the research in axial tension and compression behavior of glass panels to ascertain their strength and serviceability limit states. One of the major research initiatives is on the structural behavior of annealed and processed glass panels and IGUs. Integrating building physics with structural glazing, performance evaluation of glass façades under extreme wind and earthquake and codification for effective and safe use are some of the long term goals of Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras.


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S Arul Jayachandran

Professor, Head of the Laboratory

STR 403, Structural Engineering Laboratory,
Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, TN 600036, India

Research areas (Prof.)

Advanced analysis and design of steel structures
Computational Structural Stability
Glass Structural Engineering
Teaching Learning Methods in Engineering