Research

Research Interest:

Numerical and Physical Modelling Technique: Normal and High gravity experimental model studies, Finite element analysis, Soil - structure interaction

Environmental Geotechnology: Hydro-thermal-mechanical behaviour of various barrier systems, Gas permeability, Slurry walls, Ash-pond design

Ground Improvement Techniques: Geosynthetics, Geosynthetic encased stone columns, Geotextile retaining walls, Geosynthetic clay liners, Geofoam, Soil nailing, Grouting

Unsaturated and Fundamental Soil Mechanics: Deformation behaviour of soils under saturated and unsaturated conditions, Modelling swell-shrink behaviour of expansive soils

Remote sensing and GIS applications in Geotechnical Engineering: Landslide / Seismic hazard zonation mapping, Generating geospatial data

Major Research Projects Undertaken (Academic):

1 SERB DST (CRG), India 2019-22 Hydro mechanical behavior of compacted soils under varied stress state and saturation conditions, PI
2 Shanghai Council of Science & Technology, China 2018-21 Centrifuge modelling of embankments on geosynthetic encased stone columns, PI (Collaborator: Prof. Jianfeng Chen, Tongji University, Shanghai, China)
3 BRNS, DAE, India 2018-22 A study of time effects on behaviour of pile-raft foundations, Co-PI (Collaborator: Prof. N.R.Patra, IIT Kanpur)
4 PAAB, MHRD, India 2017-21 Field validation of stabilised material for subgrade pavement, Co-PI (Collaborator: Prof. N.R.Patra, IIT Kanpur)
5 RDSO, Indian Railways 2015-16 Design of micropiles to stabilise railway embankment, PI
6 SERB DST (Young Scientist), India 2013-16 Hydro-Mechanical behaviour of unsaturated soil barriers of landfill lining systems, PI
7 IIT Kanpur (Initiation grant), India 2011-13 Development of an experimental facility to evaluate the effectiveness of the hydraulic barrier as a gas barrier layer in the landfill system, PI

 

Associated Projects:

Risk of cracking of clay liners for landfill capping and environment hazard

Centrifuge Model Studies on the Performance of Geogrid Reinforced Soil Barriers of Landfill Covers

Investigation of Landslide at the Bank of River Volga in Ulyanovsk, Russia

Evaluation of Liquefaction Potential using Geographical Information System

Suitable Ground Improvement Technique for SASTRA Campus, India

Soil Information System (SIS) for Various Geotechnical Needs - A GIS Approach

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Research Group

Ph.D. Students: Ongoing
1

Richa Mudliar

16103274

vstricha@iitk.ac.in

Topic: Short- and long-term behaviour of expansive soil stabilised with synthetic polymers

 

2

Chidanand M Jadar

18103265

cmjadar@iitk.ac.in

Topic: Hydro-Mechanical Behaviour of Geostructures under varied stress state and hydraulic path

 

3

Akansha Srivastava

18103262

akanshas@iitk.ac.in

Topic: Performance of various landfill liner materials in presence of hexavalent chromium  

 

4

Indraneel Sengupta

18203262

neelisg@iitk.ac.in

(Jointly with Prof. N. R. Patra)

 

5

Kuldeep Singh

20103278

kuldeeps20@iitk.ac.in

 

6

Sankara Narayanan. M

20203268

sankaran20@iitk.ac.in

 

Ph.D. Students: Graduated

1

Suman Roy/13103172/sumanroy@iitk.ac.in

Topic: A study on the effect of net confinement on hydro-mechanical behaviour of compacted soils [12 April 2019]

-received Springer Best Paper Award (2016)

2

Vishwajeet Khan/13203072/vishwjit@iitk.ac.in

Topic: Hydraulic and Gas flow characteristics of unsaturated geosynthetic clay liner under various geoenvironmental conditions [6 February 2021]

-received IGS-Bangalore Chapter YGE Award-2019 and IGS-AIMIL-HCV YGE Award-2021

3

Balbir Pandey/15103265/balbir@iitk.ac.in

Topic: A study on the electrokinetics in stone columns encased by conductive geotextile (Jointly with Prof. Sarvesh Chandra) [5 November 2021]

received IGS-Chennai Chapter YGE-2021 and IGC-Springer Best Paper Award (2021)

     

 

M. Tech Students: Ongoing

 
1

Anuj Kumar

20103026

anujsharma20@iitk.ac.in

2

Pranjal Chauhan

20103080

pcrajput20@iitk.ac.in

 

3

Sourab Jha

20103113

sourabjha20@iitk.ac.in

 

M. Tech Students: Graduated

1

Kirti Choudhary
10103017

Topic: Modelling of time dependent response of unreinforced and reinforced railway tracks [21.06.12]. (Jointly with Prof. Sarvesh Chandra).

2

Deepa Jayabhadran

10103007

Topic: Parametric study on pipe - soil interaction analysis of buried PVC pipe line [01.09.12]. (Jointly with Prof. Sarvesh Chandra).

3

Deepak G. Thomas
10103008

Topic: Finite element study on the behaviour of buried flexible pipelines [10.01.13] (Jointly with Prof. Sarvesh Chandra).

4

Paras Ram Puniya
12103044

Topic: Engineering properties of Municipal Solid Waste residue: A case study on Panki landfill [02.06.14].

5

Mainak Majumder

120103033

Topic: Finite element analysis of vibration screening technique using Geofoam in linear and non-linear elastic soil [23.05.14]. (Jointly with Prof. P. Ghosh).

6

Anees Naik

13103011

Topic: Behaviour of compacted soil barriers under advective gas flow condition [14.05.15]. Received IGS-Bangalore Chapter YGE Award for the Best Paper on Environmental Geotechnology, awarded by Indian Geotechnical Society during IGC-2015, on 17 December 2015. [Certificate] [Picture]

7

Aniruddh Kumar Yadav

13103012

Topic: Compressibility and shear strength characteristics of fresh MSW from Panki Landfill[02.07.15].

8

J Sai Chand

13103031

Topic: Linear and Non-Linear analysis of closely spaced strip foundations using Pasternak model [04.08.15] (Jointly with Prof. P. Ghosh).

9

Madhav

13103037

Topic: Suction-water content relationship of compacted Soil Barriers [21.12.16]

10

Jabez Selva Raj

14103022

Topic: Stability of embankment under various seepage conditions [14.06.16]

11

Arshada Minna

14103013

Topic: Swelling behaviour of unsaturated bentonite amended flyash hydraulic barriers [14.06.16]

12

Ajil Sasindran

15103005

Topic: Variability in the performance of bentonite amended flyash hydraulic barriers in the presence of hexavalent chromium [07.08.17]

13

Prabu C

15103025

Topic: Stability of fly ash embankment under transient seepage conditions [29.06.17]

14

Rahul Singh

15103029

Topic: Finite element analysis of shear deformation in stone column [30.05.17] (Jointly with Prof. Arghya Das)

15

Shuvashi Maity

15103039

Topic: Numerical Analysis of high embankments reinforced with micropiles over weak foundation soils [07.08.17] (Jointly with Prof. Sarvesh Chandra).

16

Ayushi Jain (MS by Research)

15103402

Topic: Performance of polymer amended bentonite based Geosynthetic clay liners [16.10.17]

17

Shreya Laddha

16103100

Topic: Impact of cyclic wetting and drying on swell-shrink behaviour of bentonite amended fly ash hydraulic barrier [13.07.18]

18

Surya Kumar Pandey

16103095

Topic: Seismic stability of embankment with micropile using Pseudo-dynamic approach [31.05.18] (Jointly with Prof. P. Ghosh).

19

Abhishek Anand

17103004

Topic: Performance of unsaturated geosynthetic clay liners under various geo-environmental conditions [03.01.20] (Jointly with Prof. N.R.Patra)

 

20

Surabhi Maurya

18103076

(Jointly with Prof. Gaurav Tiwari)

21

Ankita Senapati

18103019

Topic: Probabilistic analysis of rock tunnels based on differernt strength criteria. [29.06.20] (Jointly with Prof. Gaurav Tiwari)

22

Mohd Shazeb

19103048

Topic: An overview of electrokinetic stabilisation of soft soils. [31.08.21]

     
 

B. Tech Dual Degree Students: Graduated

1

Praneet Jain

Y8127350

Topic: Performance of geosynthetic encased stone column- A numerical study [15.07.13].

2

Mahendra

Y9227313

Topic: SWCC of compacted soil barrier-Its estimation and behavior using Filter Paper Method  [02.06.14].

3

Kapil Babel

Y9227272

Topic: Reliability analysis of Bioreactor landfill slope using moving least square response surface method [27.01.15].

4

Kundan Tripathi

10327365

Topic: Time dependant processes and settlement modeling in Municipal solid waste landfills  [22.09.15] (Jointly with Prof. S.K. Mishra).

5

Shashank Kumar

10327670

Topic: A study on the behavior of geosynthetic encased stone columns under embankment loading  [14.01.16]

 

B. Tech Students (BTP): Graduated

1

Prithviraj Sarswah,
Aditya Khanna,
Arpit Vyayvargeya, and Prateek Lodhi

Topic: Relevance of gas permeability of various hydraulic barriers of Municipal Solid Waste Landfills - Completed. (Jointly with Prof. Sarvesh Chandra)

2

Nilesh Singh,
Sakshi Goyal,
Topic: Stability analysis of MSW Landfill - Completed (received Best BTP award 2012-13)

3

Saurabh Kumar Duvesh,

Deepak Rawat,

Akash Agrawal,

 

Topic: Engineering properties of suitable landfill liners and covers - Completed

 

B. Tech Students (SURGE - Non IITK):

1

Michael Koch

Topic: Investigation of geosynthetic encased stone column- A numerical study - Completed

 

B. Tech Students (VIT / SASTRA University):

1

Deepa and
Venkatesan
Suitable ground improvement techniques for SASTRA Caompus, India - Completed

2

Deivayanai and
Pradeep
Evaluation of Liquefaction Potential using Geographic Information System - Completed
     

For those who are dedicated, self motivated and having an interest to pursue their Ph.D. in the area of Geotechnical Engineering at IIT Kanpur can contact me:

 

 

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Rajesh Sathiyamoorthy, Ph.D., A.M. ASCE, MIE

 

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Department of Civil Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Kanpur