Dr. Gaurav Tiwari

PhD, Geotechnical Engineering (Rock Mechanics), IISc Bangalore

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering

Specialization


Research Interest

 

Education

  • PhD, Geotechnical Engineering (Rock Mechanics), IISc Bangalore.
  • M.Tech, Geotechnical Engineering, IIT Roorkee.
  • B.E., Civil Engineering, M.B.M. Govt. Engineering College, Jodhpur.

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CV

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kanpur, India (December 2018- present)

  • Post-Doctoral Experience as Research Associate, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore (Jan, 2018-November, 2018)

  • Foundation Design (CE352A) at IIT Kanpur

  • Civil Engineering Communication Skills (CE341A) at IIT Kanpur

  • Rock Mechanics (9 credits) at IIT Kanpur (CE630A), Winter Semester, 2019

  • Basic Geomechanics (3 credits) at IISc Bangalore, Summer Semester, 2015 (As Teaching Assistant)

    • Tiwari G., Latha G.M. (2019) Stability Analysis and Design of Stabilization Measures for Chenab Railway Bridge Rock Slopes. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, Springer (I.F. - 3.041)

    • Bhardwaj P., Tiwari G., Latha, G.M., Babu G.L.S. (2019) Probabilistic Characterization of Rock Mass from Limited Laboratory Tests and Field Data: Associated Reliability Analysis and its Interpretation. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, Springer (I.F. - 4.140)

    • Tiwari G., Latha, G.M. (2019) Shear velocity based uncertainty quantification for rock joint shear strength. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, Springer (I.F. - 3.041)

    • Bharadwaj P., Tiwari, G., Latha, G.M. and Babu, G.L.S. (2018) Stability analysis of a large gold mine open pit slope using advanced probabilistic method. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, Springer (I.F. - 4.140)

    • Tiwari G., Bhardwaj P., Latha, G.M., Babu G.L.S. (2018) Analysis of tunnel support requirements using deterministic and probabilistic approaches in average quality rock mass. International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE (I.F. - 2.340)

    • Tiwari G., Bhardwaj P., Latha, G.M., Babu G.L.S. Probabilistic analysis of tunnels considering uncertainty in peak and post-peak strength parameters. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, Elsevier (I.F. - 4.45)

    • Tiwari G., Latha, G.M. Reliability analysis of jointed rock slope considering uncertainty in peak and residual strength parameters. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, Springer (I.F. 3.041)

    • Tiwari G., Latha, G.M. (2017) Reliability Analysis of a Himalayan Rock Slope Considering Uncertainty in Post Peak Strength Parameters. Geo-Risk 2017, ASCE

    • Tiwari G., Latha, G.M. (2016) Design of Rock Slope Reinforcement: An Himalayan Case Study. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, Springer (I.F. - 4.140)

    • Tiwari G., Latha, G.M. (2016) Design of Stable Rock Slopes for the World’s Highest Railway Bridge. Geo-Chicago 2016, ASCE

    • Tiwari G., Samadhiya N.K. (2015) Factors Influencing the Distribution of Peak Tension in Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Slopes. Indian Geotechnical Journal, Springer

Under Review/Preparation

  • Kumar A., Tiwari G. Design of Remedial Measures for Rock Slides Mitigation with Limited Available Field and Laboratory Investigation Data: Theory and Field Implementation

  • Kumar A., Singh S., Tiwari G. Development of Computationally Efficient Re-Sampling Reliability Approach for Rock Slope and Tunnel Stability Problems.

  • Kumar A., Tiwari G. Reliability Analysis of Brittle Rock Tunnels under High In-Situ Stress Conditions Considering Spatial Variability in Rock Properties: Theory and Application to Nuclear Repositories

  • Kumar A., Bhardwaj P., Tiwari G. Applicability of Response Surface Methods in Different Rock Slopes Reliability Problems: Comparisons and Recommendations

  • Kumar A., Tiwari G. Simplified Probabilistic Design Charts for Support Estimation to Mitigate Structurally-Controlled Rock Slides

  • Bharadwaj P, Kumar A., Tiwari G. Identification of Sensitive Parameters Affecting Stress and Structurally Controlled Rock Slope Stability Based on Advanced Global Sensitivity Measures

  • Maurya S., Tiwari G., Sathiyamoorthy R. A Probabilistic Methodology for Rock Tunnel Stability Analysis Coupled with Augmented Framework for Uncertainty Quantification in Rock Properties

  • Mathur G., Tiwari G., Misra S. Rate Dependent Mechanical Behaviour of Rock Mass Intersected with Non-persistent Joint

  • Tiwari G., Kumar A., Latha G.M. Rate-Dependency in the Strength Behavior of Soft Rock Joints due to Time-Dependent Asperity Deformability: Experimental and Mathematical Study

MTech Students:

  • Ankita Senapati (completed in 2019) - Probabilistic analysis of rock tunnels based on different strength criteria

  • Gaurav Mathur (completed in 2019) - Fracturing of jointed rocks under uniaxial loading

  • Siddhanth Singh (in progress) - Computationally efficient re-sampling reliability approaches for rock mechanics stability problems

  • Manoj Kumar (in progress) - Inverse reliability based design charts to estimate support requirements for circular and toppling rock slope failures mitigation

PhD Students:

  • Akshay Kumar (in progress; converted from MTech) - Reliability methods for rock tunnel Stability analysis

  • Surabhi Maurya (in progress; converted from MTech) - Development and application of polymorphic uncertainty modelling in rock mechanics

  • Animesh Anand (in progress; converted from MTech) - Rate dependency in rock joint strength behaviour

  • Sachin Singh (in progress) - Rate-dependent behaviour of jointed cohesive-brittle materials under blast loading

  • Tiwari G., Latha G.M., Rao V.R. (2014) Finite element study of a rock slope using continuum-interface approach. Proc. of National Conference on Geo-Innovations, 1 - 8, Bangalore, 2014.

  • Tiwari G., Latha G.M. Stability analysis of an anchored rock slope against plane failure by FEM. Proc. of Indian Geotechnical Conference IGC-2014, 1-9, Kakinada, 2014.

  • Tiwari G., Samadhiya N.K., Pain A. Stress- Strain Distribution within Geosynthetic Reinforced Slopes: A Parametric Study.Proc. of Indian Geotechnical Conference IGC-2013, 1 - 9, Roorkee, 2013.

  • Tiwari G., Samadhiya N.K., Pain A. Stress- Strain Distribution within Geosynthetic Reinforced Slopes: A Parametric Study.Proc. of Indorock-2013, 1-9, Roorkee, 2013.

  • Certification for Excellence in Teaching by the IIT Kanpur Senate for - 2018-19 II sem (score-3.94/4), 2019-20 I sem (score-3.87/4), 2020-21 I sem (score 3.87/4), 2020-21 II sem (score - 3.84/4)

  • IGS-Prof. Leonard’s Award for Best PhD Thesis in Geotechnical Engineering(2018-2019)

  • Honours division in B.E.

  • Received IGS-Roorkee Chapter YGE Award for Best Paper on Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering in IIT Guwahati (2017)

  • Received ISSMGE (International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering) scholarship to attend international conference (Geo-Risk 2017, Denver, Colorado, USA)

  • Received IGS-Z-Tech Biennial Award-2018 for best paper in the field of Geosynthetics and Allied Construction Products

  • Reviewer of Journals: Indian Geotechnical Journal (Springer), International Journal of Geomechanics (ASCE), Geotechnical Engineering Journal of the SEAGS & AGSSEA.

Title
Sponsoring agency

Mechanical behaviour of pre-loaded rock joints under different loading rates and boundary conditions

IIT Kanpur

Development of Design Guidelines/Charts for Quick Estimation of Caverns Behaviour & Support layout including openings based on 3D FEM Analysis

National Hydro Power Corp. (NHPC) (in -principal approval received)

Damage mitigation strategies for buried structures in different geological media under propagation of blast waves from near field explosion

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)

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