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Samadhiya N.K.
Samadhiya Narendra Kumar Professor nksamfce[at]iitr.ac.in +91 - 1332 - 285467
Areas of Interest
  • Geotechnical Engineering , Rock Engineering & Underground Space Technology, Soil Structure Interaction, Ground Improvement Engi
Professional Background
FromToDesignationOrganisation
20042007Associate Professor, Department of Civil EngineeringIIT Roorkee
20002004Assistant Professor, Department of Civil EngineeringIIT Roorkee
19902000Lecturer, Department of Civil EngineeringIIT Roorkee
19871990Research Scholar, Department of Civil EngineeringIIT Delhi
2007On GoingProfessor, Department of Civil EngineeringIIT Roorkee
Honors and Awards
AwardInstituteYear
IGS-HEICO Award for Best Paper Indian Geotechnical Society1996
IGS-HEICO Award for Best Paper IGS-HEICO Award for Best Paper 1997
IGS-Prof. Leonards Prize for Best Ph.D. Thesis in Geotechnical Engineering submitted in Indian UnivIndian Geotechnical Society1999
IGS-AIMIL Best Chapter Award as Hony. Secy of Roorkee Chapter Indian Geotechnical Society2004
ISRMTT Award for Best Paper Indian Society for Rock Mechnacis and Tunnelling Technology1999
Letter of appreciation from Director, IIT Roorkee for overall performance during the year 2005-2006IIT Roorkee2008
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
Ph.D.CivilUniversity of Roorkee1999
M.E.Geo.-Tech Engg.Rani Durgawati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur(MP)1987
B.E.Civil Engg.Ravi Shankar University, Raipur (MP)1984
Administrative Background
FromToDesignationOrganisationLevel
19921994Staff Advisor, CricketUniversity Sports Association, Roorkee
19921998Staff Advisor, Students Chapter (Civil Engg.)Institution of Engineers
19982001Warden, Ravindra Bhawan MessUOR, Roorkee
20012006Staff Advisor, Program Management, Cultural CouncilIITRoorkee
2001On GoingChief Warden, Ravindra Bhawan IIT Roorkee
2008On GoingStaff Advisor, CricketIIT Roorkee, Sports Association
19941996OC LibraryCED, UOR
20022005OC, Central FacilitiesIIT Roorkee
20012006OC, Geotechnical Engineering LaboratoryIIT Roorkee
2006On GoingSecretary, Departmental Faculty BoardIIT Roorkee
2005On GoingMember, Departmental Planning & Publicity CommitteIIT Roorkee
2007On GoingCordinator, Geotechnical Engg GroupDepartment of Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee
Memberships
  • International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Member
  • International Society of Rock Mechanics (India), Member
  • Indian Geotechnical Society, Member
  • Indian Society for Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling Technology, Member
  • Institution of Engineers (India), Member
  • Indian Society for Construction and Building Materials, Member
  • Indian Society for Continuing Engineering Education, Member
  • IITR Alumnii Association, Member
  • Indian Society for Technical Education, Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Soil Mechanics and Engineering GeologyCE-321U.G.Autumn
Rock MechanicsCE-422U.G.Spring
Underground ExcavationsCE-634P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Spring
Advanced Soil MechanicsCE-531P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Autumn
Seepage in Foundations and Earth StructuresCE-534P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Autumn
Graphics 1CE-101U.G.Autumn
Rock Slope EngineeringCE-637P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Spring
Applied Rock MechanicsCE-632P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Spring
Projects and Thesis Supervised
Title of ProjectNames of Students
Design of Prestressed Concrete Framed Box-Girder Bridge using Balanced Cantilever Construction MethoVibhor Kumar,Vishad Kuthiala,Indrajeet Kr Verma,Devendra Maghnani
Mapping and geotechnical Evaluation of Landslides in Himalayan RegionPiyush Gupta, Rahul Patasariya, Mayank Agrawal, Kunal Garga,Krishna Kr Singh
Kaliasur Landslide Stability Analysis and Corrective MeasuresSomesh Sharma, Rajeev Bachra, Himanshu Godara, Vineet Kr. Singla, Rishi Nath
GIS based Sub-surface Geotechnical Evaluation of Delhi AreaMadhur Johri,Deepak Kulshreshtha, Devang A. Dhandhania, Vijay Kr Gupta, Praneetha C.
Landslide Risk Assessment in Garhwal HimalayasNeha Kadiyan, Preety Agarwal, Mathew Kurian Eranat, Rishabh Gupta
Design of a Cable Stayed BridgeAnkit Gupta, Ajay Patel, Ankit Jindal
Design of Bowstring Girder BridgeV. Ravi Kumar P., B. Balakrishna, M. Siva Krishna Prasad, K. Bharath Reddy
Geodeformation Analysis through Geotechnical and Geodetic InvestigationAnkur Mundra, Ram Bhuwan Chauhan, Vinayak Shrestha, Yuvraj Singh
Development of Decision Support System for Geo-environmental ApplicationsAnkit Prabhakar, Anand Vardhan, Anuj Kumar Singh, Sanjeev Kumar
Stability Analysis of Slopes with Non-circular Slip Surface and Non-vertical SlicesR.K. Shekhawat
Behaviour of Soft Rock in Triaxial Stress ConditionsHardan singh
Three Dimensional Stability Analysis of Abutments of Jamrani Dam, Kumaun HimalayaRajneesh Singhal
Analysis of Toppling FailureMukesh Pande
3-D Stability Analysis of Abutment Slopes of Srinagar DamSheo Raj Singh
Influence of Infilling on the Strength Behaviour of Rock JointsAlok Deepankar
Drained Shear Behaviour of Infilled Rock JointsAnant Kumar
Stability Analysis of Proposed Underground Power House of Tehri Dam ProjectA. K. singh
Influence of Confining Pressure on Modulus of Elasticity of SandstoneD. K. Mishra
Transmitivity and Storage Characteristics of SoilsAjay Shrivastava
Study of Failure Pattern of Soft Rocks Upon SaturationAbhinandan Kumar
Probabilistic Approach to Slope Stability Analysis of Abutments of Jamrani DamP. V. Subramanayam
Effect of In-situ Stresses on Stability of Wedges in Underground OpeningsK. Srinivasulu
Engineering Properties of PhyllitesM. M. Prasad
Stability of Rock Slopes with In-situ StressesA. K. Sharma
Shear Strength of Clayey GougePrashant Vishnoi
Analysis of Underground Cavities with Discontinuous Rock Parameters by FEMNripen Das
Finite Element Analysis of Underground OpeningBiahwajit saha
Finite Element Analysis of Tehri Power House Cavity Satyendra
Mechanical Behaviour of Phyllite Under Cyclic LoadingGurucharan Birok
Analysis of Gravity Type Dam Foundation by FEMManish Singh
Effect of Multiple Caverns on Rock Stresses Through F E AnalysisRajesh Kumar Chaudhary
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Rock Mass Characterization and Evaluation of Supports for Tunnels in HimalayaNaresh KumarA1
Stability Analysis of LeveesAkhileshwar Kumar SinghA1
Barrage-Foundation Interaction under Static and Dynamic LoadingKumar VenkateshA1
Stability of Underground Structures in Anisotropic Rock MassesMoataz A.M. Al Obaydi A1
Shear Strength Behaviour of Jointed Model Material under Low CNL ConditionB.K. AgrawalA1
Strength Behaviour of Anisotropic RocksAjit KumarA1
Bearing Capacity of a Foundation on Jointed RocksAjay Bindlish A1
Behaviour of Sand-fibre mixed Granular PilePartha BasuA1
Influence of Blast Loading on Stability of CavernsHarsh Kumar VermaA1
Development of a Landslide Warning SystemDevanjan BhattacharyaaA1
Invitations
TopicOrganistaionCategoryYear
Ground Improvement through Random Mixed Granular PileBhilai Institute of Technology BhilaiG2008
Support Pressures for a Powerhouse Cavern in Anisotropic Rockmass National Institute of Technology RaipurG2008
Participation in short term courses
Couse NameSponsored ByDate
Norwegian Geotechnical ClassificationCSMRS, New DelhiJan, 1994
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
National Workshop on Application of Rock Engineering in Nation’s DevelopmentIndian Geotechnical Society, Roorkee ChapterApril 27-2
National Conf. on Foundations and Retaining Structures (NCFRS 2007)Indian Geotechnical Society, Roorkee ChapterMay 23-24
Short Term Course on Rock Mechanics in Civil Engineering ProjectsQIP, IIT RoorkeeDec. 22-26
Short Term Course on Advances in Rock Engineering QIP, IIT RoorkeeDec. 26-30
All India Seminar on Technical Education Vision 2020Institute of Engineers, Roorkee Local CenterNov 12-13,
Indian Geotechnical Conference on Geotechnical Engineering for Infrastructural DevelopmentIndian Geotechnical Society, Roorkee ChapterDec. 18-20
Refereed Journal Papers
A Semi-Empirical Method for the Design of Support Systems in Underground Openings’
By: Singh, Bhawani, Viladkar, M.N., Samadhiya, N.K. and Sandeep
Published in: Int. Jnl. of Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, U.K., Vol: Vol. 10, No.3 (Pg 375-383) Date: 1995
Stability Analysis of Slopes with Non-circular Slip Surface and Non-vertical Slice’
By: Singh, Bhawani, Samadhiya, N.K. and Shekhawat, R.K.,
Published in: Indian Geotech. Journal Vol: Vol. 26, No.4 (Pg 417-429) Date: 1996
Rock Mass Strength Parameters Mobilised in Tunnels’
By: Singh, Bhawani, Viladkar, M.N., Samadhiya, N.K. and Mehrotra, V.K.
Published in: Int. Jnl. of Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, U.K Vol: Vol.12, No.1 (Pg 47-54) Date: 1997
Strength Behaviour of Phyllites Under Triaxial Stress Conditions’
By: Samadhiya, N.K. and Jain, P.K
Published in: Jnl. of Rock. Mech. and Tunnelling Tech., India Vol: Vol. 9, No. 1 (Pg 63-85) Date: 2003
Application of RMi System for the Design of Tunnel Supports
By: Kumar, Naresh and Samadhiya, N.K
Published in: Jnl. of Rock. Mech. and Tunnelling Tech., India Vol: Vol. 9, No. 2 (Pg 131-142.) Date: 2003
Software Package for 3-Dimensional Analysis of Caverns
By: Samadhiya, N.K., Viladkar, M.N. and Bhargava, Pradeep
Published in: Jnl. of Rock. Mech. and Tunnelling Tech., India Vol: Vol. 10, No. 1 (Pg 49-76) Date: 2004
Three Dimensional Analysis of a Powerhouse Cavern in an Anisotropic Rock Mass
By: Samadhiya, N.K., Viladkar, M.N. and Singh, Bhawani
Published in: Int. Jnl. of Rock. Mech. and Mining Sciences, Elsevier, UK Vol: Vol. 41, No. 3, (Pg SUPPL. 1, p 3B 14 1-6.) Date: 2004
Application of Rock Mass Classification Systems for Tunneling in Himalaya, India’
By: Kumar, Naresh, Samadhiya, N.K. and Anbalagan, R
Published in: Int. Jnl. of Rock. Mech. and Mining Sciences, Elsevier, UK, Vol: Vol. 41, No. 3 (Pg SUPPL. 1, p 2B 33 1-6.) Date: 2004
’Analysis of Barrage Raft Floor on Varying Foundation Media
By: Venkatesh K., Samadhiya, N.K. and Pandey A. D
Published in: Dam Engineering Journal, U.K Vol: Vol XVI, Issue 2 (Pg 153-167) Date: 2005
Computer Analysis and Design of Ring Foundation
By: Singh, A.K. and Samadhiya, N.K
Published in: Civil Engineering and Construction Review, India’s Leading Monthly on Methods, Materials & Machinery, Foundations Special Vol: 00 (Pg 31-40) Date: February 2006
Slope stability Analysis using Non- Linear Strength Failure Strength Criterion
By: Samadhiya, N.K. and Mahesh Babu P. N. V
Published in: Rock. Mech. and Tunnelling Tech., India Vol: Vol. 12, No.1 (Pg 21-39) Date: 2006
Design of a Rigid Cutoff Wall
By: Singh, A. K., Mishra, G. C., Samadhiya, N.K. and Ojha C. S. P.
Published in: Int. Jnl. of Geomech. , American Society of Civil Engineers Vol: Vol. 6, No.4 (Pg 215-225) Date: 2006
New SRF Values for Moderately Jointed Rocks
By: Kumar, Naresh, Samadhiya, N.K. and Anbalagan, R.
Published in: Jnl. of Rock. Mech. and Tunnelling Tech., India Vol: Vol. 12, No.2 (Pg 111-122) Date: 2006
Constitutive Laws for Jointed Rock Mass
By: Samadhiya, N.K
Published in: Jnl. of Rock. Mech. and Tunnelling Tech., India Vol: Vol. 13, No.2 (Pg 77-92) Date: 2007
Nonlinear Analysis of Nathpa Jhakri Powerhouse Cavern - A Case Study
By: Moataz A. Al-Obaydi, Samadhiya, N.K. and Viladkar, M.N.
Published in: Jnl. of Rock. Mech. and Tunnelling Tech. Vol: Vol.14, No.1 (Pg 23-45) Date: 2008
Numerical Implementation of Anisotropic Continuum Model for Rock Masses
By: Samadhiya, N.K., Viladkar, M.N. and Moataz A. Al-Obaydi
Published in: Int. Jnl. of Geomech., American Society of Civil Engineers Vol: Vol. 8, No.2 (Pg 157-161) Date: 2008
3-D Joint/Interface Element for Rough Undulating Major Discontinuities in Rock Masses
By: Samadhiya, N. K., Viladkar, M. N. and Moataz A. Al-Obaydi
Published in: Int. Jnl. of Geomech, American Society of Civil Engineers Vol: Vol. 8, No. 6 (Pg 327-335) Date: 2008
Load - Settlement Characteristics of Granular Piles with Randomly Mixed Fibres
By: Samadhiya, N.K., Maheshwari Priti, Basu Partha and Kumar Mani Bhushan
Published in: Indian Geotechnical Journal Vol: Vol. 38, No. 3 (Pg 335-344 ) Date: 2008
Miscellaneous
  • 07 video lectures, on Shallow Foundations, recorded for ETC, IIT Roorkee. These lectures will be uploaded on internet under “ National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL)” funded by MHRD, GOI. It is a joint venture by seven IITs and IISc., * Staff Advisor, Cricket, University Sports Association, Roorkee (1992-1994) * Staff Advisor, Students Chapter (Civil Engg.), Institution of Engineers (I)(1992-1998) * Warden, Ravindra Bhawan Mess, UOR, Roorkee (1998-2001) * Staff Advisor, Program Mangmt, Cultural Council, IIT, Roorkee(2001- 2006) * Member IITR, Staff Cricket Team in Inter IIT- Staff Sports Meets (2004, 2005) * Chief Warden, Ravindra Bhawan , IIT Roorkee (Jan 2007- till now) * Staff Advisor, Cricket, IIT Roorkee, Sports Association (Jan 2008-till now)