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Earthquake Engineering

a) Seismic Hazard Estimation and Microzonation of Indian Cities

b) Engineering Modeling of Earthquake Source

c) Seismic Site Characterization

d) Pre and Post Liquefaction Behaviour of Soils

e) Earthquake Load Modeling Using Critical Excitation Method

f) Structural Vibration Control

g) Seismic Response of Reinforced Soil Retaining Walls

h) Shock Table Studies for Earthquake Resistant Design of Masonry Buildings

i) Inelastic Seismic Analysis of R C Framed Structures

Mechanics of Materials

a) Studies on Fiber Reinforced Concrete

b) Studies on Creep and Shrinkage in Normal and Heavy Density Concrete

c) Studies on Repair of Concrete Elements

d) Feasibility Studies on Use of GFRP Rebars as Reinforcement in Concrete

e) Behaviour of Stabilized Mud Block and Burnt Clay Brick Masonry and Stabilized Rammed Earth Walls

Damage and Fracture Mechanics

a) Experimental Investigations into the Fracture Behavior of Cementitious Interfaces

b) Experimental Studies on Fatigue Behavior of Cementitious Interfaces:

c) Thermal Stress Intensity Factors

d) Correlation Between Damage and Fracture

e) Fatigue and Fracture Behavior of Plain Concrete

f) Fracture of Cementitious and Other Composites

g) Continuum Damage Mechanics [CDM]

Foundation Engineering

a) Interference effect of footings and anchors

b) Seismic Bearing Capacity of Foundations and Seismic Earth Pressures

c) Dynamic response of machine foundations

Soil Reinforcement and Geosynthetics

a) Use of Coir Fibers for Sustainable Development

b) Soil Nailing

c) Studies on Geocell Reinforced Foundation Beds

d) Field Tests on Geosynthetic Reinforced Unpaved Roads

Computational Mechanics and Modeling

a) Novel FE and Mesh-Free Methods for Solution of Nonlinear Problems

b) Integrated Force Method(IFM)

c) High-Performance Computation in Uncertainty Quantification

d) Simplified Methods of Evaluation of Diffused Double Layer parameters

e) Ultimate bearing capacity of group of footings and anchors

f) Numerical Simulation of geosynthetic reinforced soil structures

g) Finite Element Limit Analysis for Axi-symmetric problems

h) Discrete element simulation of granular soil behaviour and liquefaction

Rock Mechanics

a) Practical Equivalent Continuum Model and Applications to Large Underground Openings in Jointed Rock Mass

b) Static And Seismic Analysis of Rock Slopes

c) Prediction of Stress-Strain Behaviour of Rocks Using ANN

Condition Assessment of Railway Bridges

Reliability in Civil Engineering Systems

a) Reliability Based Design of Foundations and Retaining Walls

b) Spatial Variability of In-situ Soil Properties

c) Structural Seismic Safety and Fragility Analyses of Nuclear Power Plant Structures

Environmental Engineering

a) Design of Efficient Surface Aerators for Waste Water Treatment

b) Modeling Contaminant Transport in Ground Water and Vadoze Zone

c) Fuzzy-Stochastic Modeling for Water Quality Control in Streams

d) Water Distribution Network

e) Electrokinetic Decontamination of Soils

f) Re-Use of Hazardous Wastes in Civil Engineering Applications

g) Characterization of Bentonites as Buffer Material for Deep Geological Repository

h) Defluoridation of Ground Water

i) Pollution Induced Heave in Soils

j) Role of Osmotic Suction in Volume Change Behaviour of Expansive Clays

k) Geochemistry of fluoride rich groundwater

l) Modeling of solute transport in heterogeneous porous media

Climate Hydrology

a) Assessing Impacts of Climate Change On Rainfall And Streamflows Using Downscaling Models

b) Hydroclimatic Influence of Large-Scale Circulation on the Variability of Reservoir Inflow

Water Resources Management

a) Use of Remote Sensing for Irrigation Water Allocations

b) Optimization in Water Resource Systems

c) Structured Irrigation Network

Stochastic Hydrology

a) Data Mining for Evolution of Association Rules for Droughts and Floods in India using Climate Inputs

b) Nonlinear Ensemble Prediction of Chaotic Daily Rainfall

c) Bayesian Networks for Forecasting Nonstationary Hydroclimatic Time Series

d) Non Parametric Approach for Simulating Hydrologic and Meteorologic Time Series

e) Regionalization Methods for Predicting Floods

f) New Approach for Prediction of Precipitation in Data Sparse Regions

Watershed Hydrology

a) Water Balance Studies in Small Experimental Watersheds

b) Root Zone Soil Moisture Estimation at Watershed Scale using Satellite Retrieval, Assimilation and Modeling

c) Groundwater Recharge Estimation

d) Sustainable Groundwater Use Under Climatic Variability and Land Use Change


Precipitation and land-use controls on the groundwater chemistry


a) River Mechanics/ Sediment Transport Mechanics

b) Flow Measurements

Transportation Engineering

a) A Goal-Oriented Method for Urban transport Strategy Development for Indian Metropolitan Areas

b) Development of a Simultaneous Approach for Integrated Mass Transit Planning

c) Air Travel Demand Modeling for Indian Cities

d) Development of a Web-based Transit Passenger Information System (PIS) Design

e) Effect of Driver Characteristics and Behaviour on Road Safety and Mobility





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