DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

The Department of Civil Engineering at IIT Kanpur is producing since 1961, high quality technical manpower needed by industry, R&D organizations, and academic institutions. The Department offers B.Tech., B.Tech-M.Tech Dual degree in Civil Engineering, and M.Tech. degree in Civil Engineering with six specializations, i.e., Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Geoinformatics, and Engineering Geosciences. An interdisciplinary M.Tech program in Environmental Engineering and Management, offered by the Department is an unique program across the country. The Department also has a vibrant Ph.D. program in all the above mentioned specializations, including Environmental Engineering. The academic activities of the Department emphasizes deep understanding of fundamental principles, development of creative ability to handle the challenges of Civil Engineering, and the analytical ability to solve problems which are interdisciplinary in nature. The Department also encourages its students to engage in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities, essential for development, nurturing of team spirit, and developing organizational skills. The faculty members of the department are involved in high quality research and consultancy activities, and they continue to enjoy academic leadership role in the country.

Research Papers

Drs. Tarun Gupta and S.N. Tripathi and co-workers have published the paper “Source Apportionment for Water Soluble Organic Matter of Submicron Aerosol: A Comparison between Foggy and Nonfoggy Episodes” published in Aerosol and Air Quality Research, doi: 10.4209/aaqr. 2013.10.0319.

Dr. Sarvesh Chandra and co-workers have published the paper “New Approach to the Design of Tunnels in Squeezing Ground” published in International Journal Of Geomechanics, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 110-117, 2014.

Dr. Saumyen Guha and co-workers have published the paper “Kinetics of Biotransformation of Chlorpyrifos in Aqueous and Soil Slurry Environments” published in Water Research, Vol. 51, pp. 73-85, 2014).

Dr. Bharat Lohani and co-workers have published the paper “Development and Comparison of Aerial Photograph Aided Visualization Pipelines for LiDAR Datasets” published in International Journal of Digital Earth, doi: 10.1080/17538947.2014.897386

Dr. S.K. Mishra and co-workers have published the paper “Simulation of Chemical Reactions Induced by Droplet in a Phase Separating Media Using Lattice Boltzmann-Kinetic Monte-Carlo Framework” published in Computers & Fluids, Vol. 89, pp. 133-142, 2014.

Dr. S.K. Mishra and co-workers have published the paper “Performance Assessment of Buildings Isolated by Shape-Memory -Alloy Rubber Bearing: Comparison with Elastomeric Bearing under Near-Fault Earthquakes” published in Structural Control and Health Monitoring, Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 449-465, 2014.

Dr. Samit Ray Chaudhuri and co-workers have published the paper “Finite Element Model Development, Validation, and Probabilistic Seismic Performance Evaluation of Vincent Thomas Suspension Bridge” published in Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, doi: 10.1080/15732479.2013.863360).

Dr. S.N. Tripathi and co-workers have published the paper “Primary and Secondary Aerosols from an Urban Site (Kanpur) in the Indo-Gangetic Plain: Impact on CCN, CN Concentrations and Optical Properties” published in Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 89, pp. 655-663, 2014.



Dr. S.K. Chakrabarti and co-workers have published the paper “A Study on the Structural Response of a PSC Inner Containment Dome with Large Openings due to Prestress Transfer” published in World Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 103- 122, 2014.

Dr. S.K. Mishra and co-workers have published the paper “Robust Optimum Design of Base Isolation System in Seismic Vibration Control of Structures under Uncertain Bounded System Parameters” published in Journal of Vibration and Control, Vol. 20, No. 5, pp. 786-800, 2014.

Dr. D.C. Rai and co-workers have published the paper “Suitability of Half-Scale Burnt Clay Bricks for Shake Table Tests on Masonry Walls” published in ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Vol. 26, No. 4, pp. 644-657, 2014.

Dr. Samit Ray Chaudhuri and co-workers have published the paper “Seismic Vulnerability of Skew Bridges under Bi-directional Ground Motions” published in Engineering Structures, Vol. 71, pp. 150-160, 2014.

Dr. Rajesh Sathiyamoorthy and co-workers have published the paper “Numerical Simulation of Geogrid-Reinforced Soil Barriers Subjected to Differential Settlements” published in ASCE International Journal of Geomechanics, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0000405.

Dr. S.N. Tripathi and co-workers have published the paper “Latitudinal Variation of Aerosol Properties from Indo-Gangetic Plain to Central Himalayan Foothills during TIGERZ campaign” published in Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, Vol. 119, No. 8, pp. 4750-4769, 2014.

Dr. S.N. Tripathi and co-workers have published the paper “Effect of Water Vapour on the Determination of Aerosol Direct Radiative Effect Based on the AERONET Fluxes” published in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Vol. 14, No. 12, pp. 6103-6110, 2014.

Dr. S.N. Tripathi and co-workers have published the paper “Sub-Micron Particle Number Size Distributions Characteristics at an Urban Location, Kanpur, in the Indo-Gangetic Plain” published in Atmospheric Research, Vol. 147-148, pp. 121-132, 2014.

Dr. S.N. Tripathi and co-workers have published the paper “Note: Revisited Modeling of Titan's Middle Atmosphere Electrical Conductivity” published in Icarus, Vol. 238, pp. 230-234, 2014).

Dr. Vinod Vasudevan and co-workers have published the paper “Impacts of Energy Regulations and Vehicular Technologies on Fuel Tax Revenues” published in ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000184).



Awards/Recognition  




Invited talks



Dr. Tarun Gupta delivered lecture talk entitled “Measurement Instrumentation for Radiatively Active Constituents”in 1st Climate Science and Policy Workshop, Mumbai on March 7, 2014.

Dr. S.N. Tripathi delivered lecture talk entitled “Atmospheric Aerosol Measurements: India Perspective” in National Space Science Symposium, Dibrugargh on February 1, 2014

Dr. S.N. Tripathi delivered lecture talk entitled “Observations and Monitoring Needs” and “Scientific Basis for Knowledge to Action” in Policy Conclave on Reducing Vehicular Emissions to Improve Air Quality, New Delhi on February 4, 2014.

Dr. D.C. Rai delivered lecture talk entitled “Masonry Research at IIT Kanpur” at IIT Guwahati, Guwahati on March 21, 2014.

Dr. Bharat Lohani delivered lecture talk entitled “LiDAR Remote Sensing and Its Application Potential” in IIRS User Interaction Meet 2014, Dehradun on February 20, 2014.








Book Chapter




Research projects

Dr. S.N. Tripathi is funded research project entitled “Building a Novel System for Soot: Measurement, Toxicity Assessment and Source Identification” funded by MHRD, India.










 

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