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 (CE630A) at IIT Kanpur

  • Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Engineering (CE731A) at IIT Kanpur

  • Civil Engineering Materials (CE242A) at IIT Kanpur

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

      • Kumar S., Tiwari G., Venkitanarayanan P., Das A. (2022) Rate-Dependent Mechanical Behaviour of Jointed Rock with an Impersistent Joint under Different Infill Conditions . Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Elsevier

      • Mathur G., Majhi V., Misra S., Tiwari G. (2022) Effect of displacement rates on the mechanical integrity of soft-porous rock analogue containing non-persistent joints/cracks of variable lengths. Journal of Earth System Science, Springer.

      • Kumar A., Tiwari G. (2021) Application of re-sampling stochastic framework for rock slopes support design with limited investigation data: Slope case studies along an Indian highway. Environmental Earth Sciences, Springer.

      • Kumar A., Tiwari G. (2021) Jackknife Based Generalized Re-Sampling Reliability Approach for Analyzing Rock Slopes and Tunnels Stability Problems with Limited Data: Theory and Comparisons. Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Elsevier.

      • Tiwari G., Latha G.M. (2020) Stability Analysis and Design of Stabilization Measures for Chenab Railway Bridge Rock Slopes. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, Springer

      • 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

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

      • 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

      • 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

      • Tiwari G., Bhardwaj P., Latha, G.M., Babu G.L.S. (2017) Probabilistic analysis of tunnels considering uncertainty in peak and post-peak strength parameters. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, Elsevier

      • Tiwari G., Latha, G.M. (2017) Reliability analysis of jointed rock slope considering uncertainty in peak and residual strength parameters. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, Springer

      • 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

      • 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

PhD Students

      • Akshay Kumar (in progress; converted from MTech; PMRF) – Reliability methods for analysing stability of rock structures with limited and sparse investigation data

      • 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 the strength behaviour of rock joints subjected to high temperature and chemical weathering

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

      • Spandan Sahu (in progress) – Coupled reliability and finite element limit analysis methodologies for analyzing rock tunnels stability

      • Gaurav Mathur (in progress; IIT Patna)- Cyclic behaviour of jointed rocks subjected to freezing and thawing

MTech Students

      • Ankita Senapati (completed in 2020) - Probabilistic analysis of rock tunnels based on different strength criteria

      • Gaurav Mathur (completed in 2020) - Fracturing of jointed rocks under uniaxial loading

      • Akshay Kumar (in progress; converted to PhD) – Reliability methods for analysing stability of rock structures with limited and sparse investigation data

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

      • Animesh Anand (in progress; converted to PhD) - Development of Re-Sampling Reliability Approaches and Design Charts for Support Estimation to Mitigate Rock Slope Failures

      • Siddhanth Singh (completed in 2021) - Development of Re-Sampling Reliability Approaches for Stability Analysis of Rock Slopes

      • Manoj Kumar (completed in 2021) - Development of Reliability Methods for Support Estimation to Mitigate Circular and Toppling Rock Slope Failures

      • Saket Suhane (in progress) – Global and Local sensitivity analysis of rock tunnels

      • Sameer Lawankar (in progress)- Imprecise random field analysis for stability analysis of rock structures

      • Kumar S., Tiwari G., Das A. (2022) Experimental assessment of dynamic loading response of grouted non-persistent jointed rock. Eurock 2022 - Rock and Fracture Mechanics in Rock Engineering and Mining - an ISRM Regional Symposium

      • Kumar A., Tiwari G. (2022) A Multi model Bayesian Reliability Analysis for a Rock Slope to Counter Data Insufficiency. Eurock 2022 - Rock and Fracture Mechanics in Rock Engineering and Mining - an ISRM Regional Symposium

      • 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.

      • Member, Expert Committee on "Expert Guidelines for Determination of Rock Mass Shear Strength in Bed Rock of Landslide Affected Slopes" formed by IIT Roorkee, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, and Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Government of India.

      • Received IGS-Roorkee Chapter YGE Award for Best Paper on Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (2021)

      • 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), 2021-22 I sem (4/4)

      • 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)

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)

Computational Facilities*

    • FLAC-2D (Itasca)

    • FLAC-3D (Itasca)

    • UDEC (Itasca)

    • Rocscience Academic bundle (RocPlane, RocTopple, Swedge, Unwedge, RocFall, Slide2, RSPile, Dips, CPillar, RS3, Slide3, RS2, Settle3, EX3, RSData) (in procurement stage)

    • 24 core Xeon computer workstation (in procurement stage)

    • 16 core i-9 computer workstation (in procurement stage)

*These facilities are other than available in geotechnical lab and institute computational facilities


Experimental Facilities

  • Basic tests for rocks (slake durability, point load test, Brazilian test, Rebound Hammer)

  • High-rate direct shear testing for rock joints

  • 3D-Printer to prepare samples of synthetic materials (concrete, plaster etc.)

Office

Western Laboratory Extension, Room-302A
IIT Kanpur,
Kanpur 208016

Office Phone(R): 0512-259-8843 (O): 0512-259-2060

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