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


Dr. Bharat Lohani and co-workers have published the paper “Method of flight planning for airborne LiDAR using genetic algorithms” published in SPIE Journal of Applied Remote Sensing.

Dr. Durgesh C. Rai and co-workers have published the paper “Lateral-torsional buckling of laterally unsupported single angle sections loaded along geometric axis” published in Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Elsevier.

Dr. Durgesh C. Rai and co-workers have published the paper “ Sub-paneling of Masonry Walls using Pre-Cast RC Elements for Earthquake Resistance, Earthquake Spectra” published in Journal of Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (USA).

Dr. Rajesh Sathiyamoorthy and co-workers have published the paper “Evaluation of Gas permeability and Mechanical Behaviour of Soil Barriers of Landfill Cap Covers through Laboratory tests” published in Applied Clay Science, Elsevier.

Dr. Rajesh Sathiyamoorthy and co-workers have published the paper “Numerical simulation of Geogrid reinforced soil barriers subjected to differential settlements. published in International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE.

Dr. Tarun Gupta and co-workers have published the paper “Spatial distribution and the extent of heavy metal and hexavalent chromium pollution in agricultural soils from Jajmau, Indiä” published in Environmental Earth Sciences.

Dr. Tarun Gupta and co-workers have published the paper “ An evaluation of the emission profile for two wheelers at a traffic junction. Particuology” published in Elsevier.

Dr. Tarun Gupta and co-workers have published the paper “An overview of the physico-chemical characteristics of dust at Kanpur in the central Indo-Gangetic basin” published in Atmospheric Environment.

S. N. Tripathi and co-workers have published the paper “Observations of new particle formation at two distinct Indian subcontinental urban locations”published in Atmospheric Environment.

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. 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.











Patent

Dr. Tarun Gupta filed an Indian Patent (with Amit Singh Chauhan, PhD Student) Application No.: 1474/DEL/2014 for a "Comprehensive Air Sampling Device".



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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