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Old 7th April 2020, 01:14 PM
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Default Re: Geotechnical Engineering Iitm

The Geotechnical engineering division in the Civil engineering department was established in the early 1960’s. Since then, the division has been offering post-graduation programmes and carrying out advanced research & consultancy projects in various areas of Geotechnical Engineering.


Dr. Benny Raphael
Email: benny@iitm.ac.in
Phone: +91-44-22574310

Dr. K. Ananthanarayanan
Email: kananth@iitm.ac.in
Phone: +91-44-22574278

Dr. K. N. Satyanarayana
Email: +91-44-22574268
Phone: satyakan@iitm.ac.in

Dr.Ashwin Mahalingam
Associate Professor
Email: mash@iitm.ac.in
Phone: +91-44-22574318

Dr. Koshy Varghese
Email koshy@iitm.ac.in
Phone +91-44-22574257

Dr. Sivakumar Palaniappan
Assistant Professor
Email sp@iitm.ac.in
Phone +91-44-22574258

Dr.Manu Santhanam
Email manus@iitm.ac.in
Phone +91-44-22574283

Dr.Piyush Chaunsali
Assistant Professor
Email pchaunsali@iitm.ac.in
Phone +91-44-22574250

Dr. Radhakrishna G. Pillai
Associate Professor
Email pillai@iitm.ac.in
Phone +91-44-22574303

Dr. Ramamurthy K
Professor & Head
Email vivek@iitm.ac.in
Phone +91-44-22574265

Dr. Ravindra Gettu
Email gettu@iitm.ac.in
Phone +91-44-22574266


Advanced Soil Mechanics
Soil Dynamics
Reinforced Soil Structures
Advanced Foundation Engineering
Elastic Analysis in Geomechanics
Applied Soil Mechanics
Ground Improvement Techniques
Geotechnics for Infrastructure
FEM and Constitutive Modelling in Geomechanics
Field Tests and Monitoring
Geotechnical Engineering
Rock Engineering
Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering
Engineering Geology

Laboratory facilities.

200kN capacity UTM for testing geosynthetic products
Apparatus to test filtration/drainage characteristics of geotextiles
Cross-hole and Down-hole testing facility
Field dynamic pile load testing
Field pore pressure monitoring equipment
Glotzl contact pressure measuring equipment
Large scale testing facility for pullout testing of reinforcement elements and retaining wall facing elements
Creep testing facilities for geosynthetics
Retaining wall test facility
Large testing tanks for carrying out laboratory model tests
Large size (300 X 300 X 100mm) direct shear test apparatus
Light Cone Penetration Test device for field applications
Interactive computer software for analysis and design of soil slopes and retaining walls
Mechanical exciter with accessories to carry out soil dynamic tests
Personal computers with printers and data acquisition cards
Triaxial test apparatus with facility to apply repetitive loading and Field Settlement monitoring equipments
Personal computers with printers and data acquisition cards
Electronic data logging equipment
Cyclic triaxial test apparatus

Contact Details:

Department of Civil Engineering
IIT Madras Campus, Sardar Patel Road,
Chennai, Tamil Nadu – 600036

Phone No: 044 – 2257 4250
EmailId: cehead@iitm.ac.in
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