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Dr. GIRIDHAR RAJESH BANDE

ABOUT
NAME: Dr. GIRIDHAR RAJESH BANDE

M.TECH: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati

E- MAIL: rajesh@nitandhra.ac.in

POSITION: Assistant Professor

PhD: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay

PHONE: +91 9490935916


AREAS OF INTEREST: Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering; Design of Coastal Geotechnical Structures; Soil Dynamics; Ground Improvement Techniques; Foundation Systems for High-Rise Structures

PROFILE

POSITIONS HELD

 

  • Assistant Professor (September, 2018- Present)
  • Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology Andhra Pradesh, Tadepalligudem, India.

 

  • Assistant Professor (December, 2017- August, 2018)
  • Department of Civil Engineering, Mahindra École Centrale, Hyderabad, India.

 

  • Research Associate (May, 2017- November, 2017)
  • Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, India

 

EDUCATION

 

Doctor of Philosophy (Civil Engineering, 2013-2017)

  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, India
  • Thesis title: Seismic stability of seawalls considering wave forces
  • Major: Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering


Master of Technology (Civil Engineering, 2011-2013)

  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, India
  • Dissertation title: Embankments resting on PVD incorporated soft soil: Modeling issues, analysis and interpretation
  • Major: Geotechnical Engineering (CPI: 9.17 out of 10)


Bachelor  of Technology (Civil Engineering, 2007-2011)

  • Acharya Nagarjuna University, Bapatla Engineering College, Bapatla, Andhra Pradesh, India.
  • Percentage of marks: 81.58%


PUBLICATIONS (Accepted/Under Review)

 

In Refereed International Journals

 

  1. Satyannarayana, R., and Rajesh, B. G. (2021). “Seismotectonic Map and Earthquake Hazard Parameters for Amaravathi Area, India.” Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Springer Nature, Switzerland (AJGS-D-21-02453, under re-review).

 

  1. Rajesh, B. G., and Choudhury, D. (2019).“Computation of sliding displacements of seawalls under earthquake conditions.” Natural Hazards, Springer (ISSN: 0921-030X, Impact Factor: 2.319/2018), Netherlands, Vol. 96(1), pp. 97-119.

 

  1. Rajesh, B. G., Chukka, S. K., and Dey, A. (2018). “Finite element modeling of embankment resting on soft ground stabilized with prefabricated vertical drains.”Geotechnical Engineering, (ISSN: 0046-5828)Journal of the Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society (SEAGS) and Association of Geotechnical Societies in Southeast Asia (AGSSEA), AIT, Thailand, Vol. 49(4), pp. 63-72.

 

  1. Rajesh, B. G., and Choudhury, D. (2018). “Seismic stability of seawall using modified pseudo-dynamic method under earthquake and tsunami.”Natural Hazards Review, ASCE (ISSN: 1527-6988, Impact Factor: 1.526/2018), USA, Vol. 19(3), pp. 04018005_1-12.

 

  1. Rajesh, B. G., and Choudhury, D. (2017). “Stability of seawalls using modified pseudo-dynamic method under earthquake conditions.” Applied Ocean Research, Elsevier (ISSN: 0141-8018, Impact Factor: 2.436/2018), U.K, Vol. 65, pp. 154-165.

 

  1. Rajesh, B. G., and Choudhury, D. (2017). “Seismic passive earth resistance in submerged soils using modified pseudo-dynamic method with curved rupture surface.” Marine Georesources & Geotechnology, Taylor & Francis (ISSN: 1064-119X, Impact Factor: 1.166/2018), USA, Vol. 35(7), pp. 930-938.

 

  1. Rajesh, B. G., and Choudhury, D. (2017). “Generalized seismic active thrust on retaining wall with submerged backfill using modified pseudo-dynamic method.” International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE (ISSN: 1532-3641, Impact Factor: 2.450/2018), USA, Vol. 17(3), pp. 06016023_1-10.

 

  1. Rajesh, B. G., and Choudhury, D. (2016). “Influence of non-breaking wave force on seismic stability of seawall for passive condition.” Ocean Engineering, Elsevier (ISSN: 0029-8018, Impact Factor: 2.730/2018), U.K, Vol. 114, pp. 47-57.

 

In Geotechnical Special Publications of ASCE, USA

  1. Rajesh, B. G., and Choudhury, D. (2016). “Seismic rotational stability of seawall considering non-breaking waves.” In Geo-Chicago 2016: Sustainability and Resiliency in Geotechnical Engineering, Geotechnical Special Publication No. GSP 269, ASCE, Edited by Dimitrios Zekkos, Arvin Farid, Anirban De, Krishna R. Reddy and Nazli Yesiller (ISBN 978-0-7844-8012-0), Reston, VA, USA, pp. 217-226.

 

In Refereed National Journals

 

  1. Rajesh, B. G., and Choudhury, D. (2015). “Stability of seawalls by considering non-breaking wave forces during earthquakes.” Disaster Advances, (ISSN: 0974-262X, Impact Factor: 2.272/2012) India, Vol. 8(5), pp. 1–15.

 

 In Refereed International Conferences

 

  1. Choudhury, D., Rajesh, B. G., and Pain, A. (2016). “Recent advances in seismic design of earth and waterfront retaining structures.” 6th International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics (6ICRAGEE), August 1–6, 2016, Indian Society of Earthquake Technology (ISET) and IIT Roorkee, India, SPL paper-6.

 

  1. Rajesh, B. G., and Choudhury, D. (2015). “Sliding and overturning stability of seawalls subjected to non-breaking waves.” Japanese Geotechnical Society Special Publication, (ISSN: 2188-8027), The 15th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Japan, Vol. 2(35), pp. 1285-1290.

(This paper received IGS-FERROCO YGE Award – 2016 for the Best Paper on ‘Dam Engineering and Allied Areas’, given by Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS), New Delhi, India).

 

  1. Rajesh, B. G., and Choudhury, D. (2015). “Seismic design factors for sliding stability of waterfront retaining wall considering non-breaking waves.” 6th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (6ICEGE), November 1-4, 2015, Christchurch, New Zealand, paper ID174.

 

  1. Rajesh, B. G., Sudheer, Y., Jibeesh, C. M. and Dey, A. (2012). “Dynamic analysis of undamped multi-unit machine foundations subjected to unequal operating forces.” 2nd International Conference on Advances in Mechanical, Manufacturing and Building Sciences (ICAMB-2012), Vellore, India, pp. 1087-1094.

 

In National Conferences

 

  1. Jibeesh, C., Rajesh, B. G., Sudheer Kumar, Y., and Dey, A. (2015). “Response of two-storied machines: Effect of stiffness ratio.” 5th Indian Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference (5IYGEC-2015), Baroda, India, pp. 420-424.

 

  1. Choudhury, D. and Rajesh, B. G. (2014). “Recent developments in design of waterfront retaining structures to withstand earthquake and tsunami.” Proceedings of Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC-2014) on Geotechnics for Inclusive Development of India (GEOIND), December 18-20, 2014, JNTU Kakinada, India, pp. 2434-2448, in CD, Winger Publications, ISBN No. 978-81-921580-0-6.

 

  1. Rajesh, B. G., Radhakrishnan, R. and Dey, A. (2014). “Finite element analysis of smear effects in PVD treated soft soil.” Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC-2014), Kakinada, India, pp. 892-899.

 

  1. Sudheer Kumar, Y., Jibeesh, C. M., Rajesh, B. G., and Dey, A. (2012). “Effect of vibrating masses on the steady-state response of two-storied machines.” Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC 2012), New Delhi, India, pp. 739-742.

 

In Book Chapter

  1. Vindhya, K.P., Rajesh B. G. (2021). “Recent Advances in Metallic and Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Walls: A Review”, In Edited book entitled ‘Advances In Geo-Science And Geo-Structures.’ by A. K. Choudhary et al. (Eds), Vol 154, pp. 311-322, Springer, Singapore.

 

  1. Rituraj, S.S., Rajesh B. G. (2021). “Negative Skin Friction on Piles: State of the Art”, In Edited book entitled ‘Advances In Geo-Science And Geo-Structures.’ by A. K. Choudhary et al. (Eds), Vol 154, pp. 323-325, Springer, Singapore.

 

  1. D. Choudhury and Rajesh, B. G. (2020). “Design of waterfront-retaining walls subjected to waves and earthquakes: A review”, In Edited Book entitled ‘Geotechnics for Natural Disaster Mitigation and Management’Edited by,A. M. Krishna and T. Katsumi, Developments in Geotechnical Engineering, Springer Nature, Singapore, Chapter 10, pp. 1-10, doi: 10.1007/978-981-13-8828-6_10 (in press).

 

  1. Choudhury, D., Rajesh, B. G., and Savoikar, P. (2017). “Recent Advances in Seismic Design of MSW Landfill Considering Stability.” In Edited book entitled ‘Geoenvironmental Practices and Sustainability, Developments in Geotechnical Engineering.’ Edited by G.L Sivakumar Babu et al. (eds.), published by Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., Chapter 4, pp. 31-37, doi :10.1007/978-981-10-4077-1_4.

 

COURSES TAUGHT-INSTRUCTOR

 

  • Ground Improvement Methods” Course (19PCE127) for M.Tech. Students of Civil Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology Andhra Pradesh (January 2021 – May 2021), Tadepalligudem, Andhra Pradesh, India.
  • Advanced Foundation Engineering” (19PCE102) for M.Tech. Students of Civil Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology Andhra Pradesh (January 2021 – May 2021), Tadepalligudem, Andhra Pradesh, India.
  • Design of Earthquake Resistant Structures” Course (CE 461) for B.Tech. Students of Civil Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology Andhra Pradesh (December 2019 – April 2020), Tadepalligudem, Andhra Pradesh, India.
  • Ground Improvement Techniques” Course (CE 425) for B.Tech. Students of Civil Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology Andhra Pradesh (July 2019 – November 2019), Tadepalligudem, Andhra Pradesh, India.
  • Geotechnical Engineering II” Course (CE 355) for B.Tech. Students of Civil Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology Andhra Pradesh (December 2018 – April 2019), Tadepalligudem, Andhra Pradesh, India.
  • Geosynthetics” Course (CE 474) for B.Tech. Students of Civil Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology Andhra Pradesh (December 2018 – April 2019), Tadepalligudem, Andhra Pradesh, India.
  • Geotechnical Engineering I” Course (CE 304) for B.Tech. Students of Civil Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology Andhra Pradesh (September 2018 – December 2018), Tadepalligudem, Andhra Pradesh, India.
  • Geotechnical Engineering I” Course (CE 226) for B.Tech. Students of Civil Engineering Department, Mahindra École Centrale (December 2017 – April 2018), Hyderabad, India.
  • Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory” Course (CE 220) for B.Tech. Students of Civil Engineering Department, Mahindra École Centrale (December 2017 – April 2018), Hyderabad, India.

 

COURSES ASSISTED

 

  • Teaching Assistant (T.A.), IIT Bombay (July 2017 November 2017) in “Soil Dynamics and Machine Foundations” Course (CE 647) for M.Tech. and Ph.D. students of Civil Engineering Department, IIT Bombay.
  • Teaching Assistant (T.A.), IIT Dharwad (January 2017 May 2017) in “Engineering Mechanics” (CE 102) for B.Tech. Students, IIT Dharwad.
  • Teaching Assistant (T.A.), IIT Bombay (July 2016 December 2016) in “Soil Dynamics and Machine Foundations” Course (CE 647) for M.Tech. and Ph.D. students of Civil Engineering Department, IIT Bombay.
  • Teaching Assistant (T.A.), IIT Bombay (July 2014 May 2015) in “Soil Mechanics I & II” Courses (CE 303 and CE 304) for third year B.Tech. Students of Civil Engineering Department, IIT Bombay.
  • Teaching Assistant (T.A.), IIT Bombay (July 2013 December 2013; January 2014 May, 2014) in “Soil Mechanics Laboratory I & II” Courses (CE 314 and CE 319) for third year B.Tech. Students of Civil Engineering Department, IIT Bombay.
  • Teaching Assistant (T.A.), IIT Guwahati (January 2013 May, 2013) in “Advanced Foundation Engineering” (CE 533) for M.Tech. and Ph.D. students of Civil Engineering Department, IIT Guwahati.
  • Teaching Assistant (T.A.), IIT Guwahati (July 2012 December 2012) in “Geotechnical Engineering Lab-II” (CE 313) for third year B.Tech. students of Civil Engineering Department, IIT Guwahati.
  • Teaching Assistant (T.A.), IIT Guwahati (July 2011 May 2012) in “Geotechnical Engineering-I & II” (CE 206 and CE 303) for second and third year B.Tech. Students of Civil Engineering Department, IIT Guwahati.


POSITIONS OF RESPONSIBILITY

 

  • Head, Department of Civil Engineering, NIT Andhra Pradesh (10th September 2018- 1st October 2020).
  • Member, renovation/repair/refurbishment works committee in temporary campuses and hostels of NIT Andhra Pradesh (23rd October 2018-Present)
  • Member, project monitoring group for the institute to review the progress of construction of permanent campus of NIT Andhra Pradesh (January 2019-Present)
  • Chairman, Departmental Academic Committee –UG (DAC-UG), Department of Civil Engineering, NIT Andhra Pradesh.
  • Chairman, Departmental Academic Appeals Committee (DAAC), Department of Civil Engineering, NIT Andhra Pradesh.
  • Chairman, Departmental Board of studies (BoS) for M.Tech. Geotechnical Engineering Program
  • Chairman, Departmental Board of studies (BoS) for M.Tech. Structural Engineering Program
  • Chairman, Class Review Committee, II, III & IV Year Civil Engineering Students of academic years 2018-19 and 2019-20
  • Chairman, Question Paper Moderation Committee, Department of Civil Engineering, NIT Andhra Pradesh.
  • President, Civil Engineering Association (CEA), Department of Civil Engineering, NIT Andhra Pradesh
  • Member, Institute Purchase Committee & Sub-Committee, NIT Andhra Pradesh

 

SPONSORED RESEARCH PROJECTS

 

S. No.

Particulars

Details

1

Project Title

Site Specific Seismic Hazard Studies for Amaravati Region, Andhra Pradesh.

2

Sponsoring Agency

Science and Engineering Research Board, Govt. of India.

3

Amount

Rs. 32, 49,400 /-

4

Start Date

30-12-2019

5

Scheduled End Date

30-12-2021

6

Principal Investigator (PI)

Dr. Giridhar Rajesh Bande

 

 

ASSOCIATED CONSULTANCY PROJECTS

 

  • Polavaram Irrigation Project Head Works (PIPHW) Division No III, Water Recourses Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh, on ‘Laboratory Testing of Soil Samples from Upstream Cofferdam and Borrow Areas, Polavaram Irrigation Project” during May 2021 – Present.

 

  • Department of Fisheries, Government of Andhra Pradesh, on ‘Assessment of the probability of pollution threat to the summer storage tank (SS tank) from the fish tanks at Tarakaturu’ during August 2019.

 

  • R & B Kovvur Division, Government of Andhra Pradesh, on ‘Verification of pile load test report and opinion on the use of proposed pile for the design load’ for “Construction of 3 Arms ROB lieu of Lc no: 381@Nidadavole at road km 16/240 of Prathipadu- Nidadavole Road and at Railway km 556/15-17 in West Godavari District” during July 2019 – August 2019.

 

  • Bihar Rajya Pul Nirman Nigam Ltd., on ‘Opinion on the Safe Bearing Capacity of the soil below the foundation level of Sultanganj-Aguwani Ghat Ganga Bridge Project in the state of Bihar’ during April 2016 – May 2016 [Principal Investigator: Prof. Deepankar Choudhury].

 

  • Toyo Engineering India Ltd., Mumbai, India, on ‘Expert advice on water ingress and settlement observed during construction of sea water intake pit at LNG terminal at Mundra port, Gujarat’ during August 2015 – September 2015 [Principal Investigator: Prof. Deepankar Choudhury].

 

  • MCGM, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Mumbai, India, on ‘Expert advice on cavity for laying sewer pipe lines with micro-tunnelling in Mumbai’ during July 2014 – January 2015 [Principal Investigator: Prof. Deepankar Choudhury].

 

  • MCGM, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Mumbai, India, on ‘Geotechnical Feasibility Study of 65m Deep Underground Tunnel in Powai-Ghatkopar Drive of MCGM’during May 2014 – September 2014 [Principal Investigator: Prof. Deepankar Choudhury].

 

ORGANIZATION OF COURSES/CONFERENCES/ FDPS

 

S.No.

Name of the Event

Sponsored by

Date(s)

1

Earthquake Geotechnics

NIT Andhra Pradesh    and Participants Fee

22nd to 26th September, 2020

2

Design of Ballasted Railway Track: Current Practices and New Developments

GIAN

Approved and has not been scheduled yet


ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS 

  • Received Best Ph.D. Thesis Award for the period 2017-2019 for outstanding research contributions in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India.
  • Received IGS-FERROCO YGE Award – 2016 for the paper titledSliding and Overturning Stability of Seawalls Subjected to Non-Breaking Waves” by B.G. Rajesh and Deepankar Choudhury published in the Proceedings of the Japanese Geotechnical Society Special Publication, 15th ARC Vol. 2, No. 35 as the Best Paper on ‘Dam Engineering and Allied Areas’, given by Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS), New Delhi, India.
  • Received travel grant from the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) for attending the conference Geo-Chicago 2016 and Indo US workshop on Establishing linkages between Geo-environmental practices and sustainability, during August 14 – 18, 2016 at Chicago, USA.
  • Received Institute travel grant to attend 15th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (15ARC) held at Fukuoka, Japan in November 2015.
  • Received Institute Teaching Assistantship as a Ph.D. Research Scholar at IIT Bombay from Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) from July 2013 to May 2017.
  • Selected as Assistant Executive Engineering the Government of Andhra Pradesh through Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) examination.
  • Received Institute Teaching Assistantship at IIT Guwahati from Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) during M.Tech. from July 2011 to June 2013.
  • Selected as Trainee Engineer in the in the company Larsen & Toubro during B. Tech. from Bapatla Engineering College.
  • Secured FIRST rank in First B.Tech (civil) & Second B.Tech (civil) Examinations held by Acharya Nagarjuna University.
  • Selected for SUMMER CAMP 09 for civil Engineering students, held by IIT KANPUR.
  • Secured FIRST place in the Technical Quiz competition held on the occasion of ENGINEER’S DAY, 2011 held by Bapatla Engineering College.

 

CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

 

  • Jury member in 25th National Children’s Science Congress (http://www.ncsc.co.in/)
    (Intra-Regional level) during 30-31st October, 2017, a program of National Council for Science and Technology Communication, Department of Science and Technology,
    Government of India.

 

 

 

  • Jury member in 24th National Children’s Science Congress (http://www.ncsc.co.in/) (Intra-Regional level) during 19-20th October, 2016, a program of National Council for Science and Technology Communication, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

 

  • Organising Committee member of International Geotechnical Engineering Conference on ‘Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering Practices and Related Urban Issues’ on September 23-24, 2016 at Ramada Powai Hotel and Convention Centre, Powai, Mumbai 400087, India, jointly organized by Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS), IGS Mumbai Chapter and International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE).
  • Wrote a story titled Kalisi Nadavalante. This has been published in Andhra Jyothy news paper (http://epaper.andhrajyothy.com/792299/Sunday/20.12.2015#page/25/1) on December 20, 2015.

 

  • Jury member in 23rd National Children’s Science Congress (http://www.ncsc.co.in/) (Intra-Regional level) during 06-07th October, 2015, a program of National Council for Science and Technology Communication, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

 

  • Organizing Member of International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) Joint Workshop of TC 207 and TC 212 on ‘Advances in Soil-Structure Interaction and Deep Foundations’ on December 16, 2015 at Hotel Courtyard Marriott, Pune, India, jointly organized by Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS), IGS Pune Chapter and International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE).

 

  • Active member in the organizing team of National Workshop ETGE(Emerging Trends in Geotechnical Engineering) on June 8, 2012 organized by Department of Civil Engineering IIT Guwahati and IGS, Guwahati Chapter.

 

  • Student coordinator of Departmental magazine “CIVIC-3” at Bapatla Engineering College in the year 2010.

 

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

 

  • Life Member of Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS): LM3737
  • Member of International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) for 2018 – 2022: IND18LM-3737

 

 REVIEWER OF JOURNALS

 

  • Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Published by Taylor & Francis, USA.
  • International Journal of Geomechanics, Published by ASCE, USA.
  • Indian Geotechnical Journal, Published by Springer Nature, Singapore.
  • Applied Mathematical Modelling, Published by Elsevier, UK.
  • Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series A (IEIA) by Springer Nature, Singapore