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This book comprises the select peer-reviewed proceedings of the Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC) 2021. The contents focus on Geotechnics for Infrastructure Development and Innovative Applications. The book covers topics related to parameters of soil, liquefaction evaluation of subsoil strata, analysis of earth and development of shear wave velocity profile, seismic hazard analysis, vibration isolation methods, application of machine learning in geotechnical engineering, among others. This volume will be of interest to those in academia and industry.
Dr. Kasinathan Muthukkumaran is currently Professor in Civil Engineering at National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India. He obtained Ph.D. in Soil-Structure Interaction and Marine Geotechnical Engineering from Indian Institute Technology Madras. He has published more than 150 papers in international and national journals and conferences. He has completed 5 R & D (including ISRO - Chandrayaan- 2 Mission project) & 70 major consultancy projects in Geotechnical Engineering and published two patent including “Moon Soil” (A Method for Manufacture of Highland Lunar Soil Simulant). He has guided 10 PhD scholars and 6 more are in progress, 5 MS (by research) and more than 40 M.Tech. students in Geotechnical and allied research areas. He is the Founder Chairman of Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS-Trichy) Trichy Chapter. He is a member of Technical Committee (TC-301 on "Preservation of Historic Sites") of International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. Prof. Muthukkumaran area of research is in geotechnical engineering, which includes pile foundation, soil-structure interaction, marine geotechnics & foundations, field instrumentation, geotechnical physical modeling, ground improvement and forensic geotechnical engineering. He has received DST Young Scientist Award, IGS- Smt. Indra Joshi Biennial Award and Keynote Paper Award – GEOMATE Conference 2015 at Osaka, Japan. He is an Associate Editor of Australian journal of Civil Engineering and serving editorial board member of several journals. Prof. Muthukkumaran has significant administrative contribution as Estate Officer, Associate Dean (Planning and Development), Member of Buildings and Works Committee and Member of Board of Governors (BoG) of National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli and Member of Buildings and Works Committee, IIM Trichy. He has received NIT Trichy Achiever Awards for research publications, research projects, maximum citation and consultancy projects.
Dr. Ramanathan Ayothiraman is currently working as Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi. He completed his Graduation in Civil Engineering from Madurai Kamaraj University in April 1998 and Post-Graduation from College of Engineering Guindy in 2000 with Gold Medal. He obtained his Ph.D. in the area of Soil Dynamics from IIT Madras in 2005. His areas of research interest include soil dynamics, pile foundations, tunnelling in soils and rocks and ground improvement. He has published about 95 papers in reputed journals and conferences. He supervised 9 Ph.D. theses and is currently supervising 13 Ph.D. research scholars, in addition to the supervision of about 85 M.Tech./B.Tech. students. He is a recipient of Young Engineer Award from IEI and DST and DAAD Fellowship. He has actively participated in organizing several short courses, workshops and national/international conferences. He has delivered invited lectures at many short courses, workshops, seminars and conferences. He is a member of several professional societies and reviewer of several reputed international and national journals. He is also serving as member of BIS for revising National Building Code and Codes related to machine foundation. He has been a consultant in providing technical advice for several metro projects including Delhi Metro, Kolkata Metro and Lucknow metro and several other projects of national importance.
Dr. Sreevalsa Kolathayar pursued M.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and served as International Research Staff at UPC BarcelonaTech Spain. He is presently Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology (NIT) Karnataka, Surathkal, India. Dr Sreevalsa has authored five books, edited twelve books and published over 80 research papers. He is associate editor of two international journals and acted as a reviewer for many. His research interests include ground motion attenuation and seismic hazard assessment, local site effects and liquefaction susceptibility, pseudo-dynamic approach for seismic loading, disaster risk reduction, geogrids and geocells and water geotechnics. He is currently the Secretary Indian chapter of International Association for Coastal Reservoir Research (IACRR) and Executive Committee Member of Indian Society of Earthquake Technology. In 2017, The New Indian Express honoured Dr Sreevalsa with South India's Most Inspiring Young Teachers Award. He is the recipient of ISET DK Paul Research Award from Indian Society of Earthquake Technology in 2018. He is in the roster of two technical committees of ASCE Geo-Institute. He received "IEI Young Engineers Award" by The Institution of Engineers (India), in recognition of his contributions in the field of Ci