Dr. K. Muthukkumaran



 

Qualification

  • B.E (Civil and Structural Engineering)
  • M.E (Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering)
  • Ph.D (Soil-Structure Interaction)

Experience

Organization Designation Period
IIT-Madras, India Project Associate Gr-I August -December 2000
OEO, Saudi Aramco Saudi Arabia Senior Research Engineer January 2005 - June 2006
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tiruchirappalli, India Lecturer 22.06.2006 -05.11.2008
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tiruchirappalli, India Assistant Professor 06.11.2008 -05.11.2011
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tiruchirappalli, India Associate Professor 06.11.2011 on wards
 

Publications

MONOGRAPH:

1) Muthukkumaran, K. and Subha, I.P. (2010) “Earthquake Soil-Structure Interaction”, ISBN -978-3-639-21612-7, VDM Publishing Company, Germany.

BOOK CHAPTER:

1) Muthukkumaran, K and Gokul Khrishnan (2010), “Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering” edited by Thomas Benz and Steinar Nordal, CRC Press 2000, Taylor and Francis Group, ISBN: 978-0-415-59239-0, DOI: 10.1201/b10551-113. Chapter 100. Finite difference analysis of piles on sloping ground under passive loading.

Subjects Taught

  • GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING-I
  • GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING-II
  • PAVEMENT ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
  • ADVANCED FOUNDATION ENGINEERING
  • CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES AND MANAGEMENT
  • ANALYSIS OF DEEP FOUNDATION

Research Interests

  • SOIL STRUCTURE INTERACTION
  • PILE FOUNDATIONS
  • SLOPE STABILITY
  • MARINE GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
  • DEEP EXCAVATION
  • NUMERICAL TECHNIQUES IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
  • PORT AND HARBOUR STRUCTURES
  • FIELD INSTRUMENTATIONPH.D. / M.TECH THESIS GUIDED:

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Invited and Guest Lectures Delivered:

Sl.No
Topic
Programme
College/ Organizer
1.
Port and Harbour Structures
Faculty & Student Development Programme
Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) – Vellore (Sep’2004)
2.
Geotechnical Aspects for Civil Engineering Structures
Faculty & Student Development Programme
Govt. Polytechnic Aranthangi (18th Sep’2006)
3.
Non-linear soil structure interaction of piles on sloping ground
TEQIP fellowship
Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia (Nov’ 2007)
4.
Effect of dredging on open type berthing structure
TEQIP fellowship
Griffith University, Australia (Nov’ 2007)
5.
Know your soil
Civil Engineering Federation of Tiruchirappalli (CEFTRON-2009)
Civil Engineering Federation of Tiruchirappalli (CEFTRON-2009) (24th March 2009)
6.
Earthquake Resistance Structures
Disaster Risk Management Programme
Pudukkottai District Collector under Disaster Risk Management Programme (DRMP), Pudukkottai District (5th June 2009)
7.
Geotechnical investigation
“Failure of structures” Staff Development Programme
Oxford Engineering College, Trichy (13th May 2010)
8.
Performance of Ground and Buildings during Earthquakes
National Programme for Capacity Building of Architects in Earthquake Risk Management (NPCBAERM)
Periyar Maniammani University, Vallam, Thanjavur (25th March 2010)
9.
Earthquake induced lateral soil movement on lateral pile capacity
Applications of Finite Element Method in Earthquake Engineering
VLB Janakiammal College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore (5th October, 2010)
10.
Geotechnical earthquake engineering
Disaster Risk Management Programme
Periyar Maniammani University, Vallam, Thanjavur (23rd Dec’ 2010)
11
Pile foundations
“Modern methods and materials” Institute of Engineers India (IEI), Trichy chapter
Institute of Engineers India (IEI), Trichy chapter (10th September, 2011)
12.
Foundation Piling-Sustainable Construction
Workshop on Sustainable Construction Technology (key note speaker)
JJ College of Engineering and Technology, Trichy (25th January 2012)
13
Recent advancement in ground improvement techniques
Intl. workshop on Recent Advances in Civil Engineering-2012 (key note speaker)
Noorul Islam Univesrity, Inida (27.09.2012)
14
Performance of lateral pile under Earthquake induced lateral soil movement
4th International joint Conference on Advances in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (key note speaker)
Sun College of Engineering and technology, Erachakulam, Kanyakumari (20th February 2013)
15
Foundation Engineering – an overview
Faculty & Student Development Programme
RVS School of Engineering and Technology, Dindigul
(12th October 2013)
16
Measurement of Aquifer Parameters
2 days Workshop on contaminant transport modeling
NIT Trichy (25th & 26th October, 2013)
17
Assessment of Pile Failures due to Excessive Settlement during Pile Load Test
International workshop on Structural Life assessment and failure diagnosis
NIT Trichy (6th and 7th December, 2013)
18
Ground Improvement Techniques For Highways
One day National level workshop on Highway Engineering
Karur College of Engineering
Karur
(5th February 2014)
19
Soil Stabilization for Highway Project
Faculty development program on innovative Practices in Highway Design, construction, maintenance and safety
Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai
(20th February 2014)
20
Assessment of pile failures and strengthening of RC pile using FRP
One day workshop on Repair and Rehabilitation of Structures
CARE School of Engineering, Trichy
(3rd March 2014)
21
Soil Sampling for Engineering Analysis
National Workshop on Water, Air & soil sampling and Analysis
NIT Calicut
(12th March 2014)
22
Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Strengthened Reinforced Concrete Piles Under Lateral Loads
Symposium on
Geotechnical Applications-2014
JNTU, IIT Hyderabad and IGS Hyderabad
(4th April 2014)
23
Finite Element theory and application in geotechnical Engineering
(Material modeling of soil behaviour)
Faculty & Student Development Programme
Division of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University, Chennai
(21st April 2014)
24
Soil and Foundation Engineering
Faculty Development
Programme
KALASALINGAM UNIVERSITY
(8th August 2014)
25
Pile Foundation
Faculty & Student Development Programme
Karunya University, Coimbatore
(26th August 2014)
26
Innovation in Civil Engineering
National Level Technical Symposium and Workshop (AMONEC-14)
University College of Engineering, Nagercoil. (A Constituent college of Anna University Chennai) (19th September 2014)
27
Performance monitoring of a berthing structure under service condition & Forensic investigation of a berthing structure under seismic condition – a field study
Two day International workshop on Forensic Engineering
Builders Association of India, Tirunelveli Centre
(4th & 5th October 2014)
28
Advance in Geotechnical Engineering – Performance monitoring of geotechnical constructions - Keynote lecture
Two day National Conference on
Advances in Soil, Water and Environmental Engineering
(ASWEE 2014)
SASTRA University, Thanjavur
(10th October 2014)
29
Challenges in Geotechnical Investigations – Keynote lecture
Pre-conference workshop on Geotechnical Investigation - Indian Geotechnical Conference -2014
JNTU Kakinada
(IGC-2014)
(17th December 2014)
30
Later Load Capacity Enhancement of RC Piles using FRP under Static and Cyclic Loads - Keynote lecture
International Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering Materials and Processes (ICACEMAP-2015)
Coimbatore Institute of Technology (CIT)
(7th January 2015)
31
Soil Strength at Construction Site
Faculty & Student Development Programme – Geology Association
National College Trichy
(3rd February 2015)
32
Performance of Ground and Buildings during Earthquakes and Recent advancement in ground improvement techniques
One Day Seminar on Disaster Risk Mitigation & Sustainable Construction
Kongunadu College of Engineering & Technology, THOTTIAM (14th February 2015)
33
Long and short term mitigations of earthquake
DST-SERB Sponsored National level workshop on Seismic Hazard Assessment and Mitigation Techniques
Sri Shakthi Institute of Engineering and Technolog Coimbatore (17th February 2015)
34
Disaster mitigation - foundation
perspective
Building Material & Technology Promotion Council, Government of India Sponsored Training Program in “Cost Effective and Disaster management Techniques”
Bharathidasan Institute of Technology Anna University, Trichy (26th February 2015)
35
Concreting in Pile Foundation
One Day Workshop on Advances in Concrete technology and Structures
Peace Social Welfare Mission, Nagercoil (24th October 2015)
36
Behaviour of laterally loaded rock socketed pile in multi-layered soil-rock profile
Second Japan-India Workshop in Geotechnical Engineering - Geotechnics for Resilient Infrastructure
Fukuoka University, Japan (14th November 2015)
37
FRP Strengthened Reinforced Concrete Piles under Static Lateral Loads – A Field Study – Keynote lecture
Fifth International Conference on Geotechnique, Construction Materials and Environment
GEOMATE, Osaka, Japan (16 to 18 November 2015)
38
Soil Mechanics- Soil Classification and shear strength
Faculty Development Programme
Ramco Institute of Technology, Rajapalayam (2nd December 2015)
39
Evaluation of interface shear strength of composite liner system and
stability analysis for a landfill lining system
One day workshop on Environmental Geotechnology
SASTRA University, Thanjavur (27th February 2016)
40
Performance of FRP Strengthened/ Retrofitted RC Piles Subjected to Lateral Loads
National Conference on Innovative Materials and Techniques in Civil Engineering
Karunya University, Coimbatore (April 6-7, 2016)
41
Pile Foundation Theory and Practices
One week Short term training programme On Foundation engineering -Theory and practices
Bannari Amman Institute of Technology (13-18 June 2016)
42
Earthquake soil structure interaction analysis
Two days national workshop on soil structure interaction problems and management
KALASALINGAM UNIVERSITY (2nd September 2016)
43
Exposure and Job Opportunities in Civil & Geotechnical Engineering
One Day Workshop on  Exposure and Job Opportunities in Geotechnical Engineering
KNOWLEDGE INSTITUTE  OF TECHNOLOGY  Salem (17th September 2016)
44
Research Avenues in geotechnical Engineering
National level Technical Seminar On Research Avenues in Civil Engineering
Erode Sengunthar  Engineering College (24th September 2016)

Workshop organized:

S.No
Title
Sponsoring authority
Duration
1
One day workshop on Geotechnical investigation and decision making in foundations
TEQIP
23rd October 2007
2
Two day workshop on Roll of Geotechnical Engineering on Infrastructure Development
Self supported
29 -30 April 2013
3
Short term course on Reliability Analysis and Design of Sub-structures
TEQIP-II
3rd & 4th, October 2013
4
Two day workshop on challenges in geotechnical investigation and foundation design
TEQIP-II &
IGS- Trichy
14th & 15th February 2014
5
Two day International Workshop on Health Monitoring of Civil Engineering Structures
TEQIP-II &
IGS- Trichy
4th & 5th November, 2014
6
Short term course on subsurface investigations for pavements and buildings
TEQIP-II &
IGS- Trichy
10th – 12th March 2016
7
Terzaghi memorial one day seminar on Engineering on Soft Ground
IGS- Trichy
1st October 2016

Awards Received:

• GATE scholar (1998-2000), GEC, Anna University
• MHRD funded research scholar (2001-2004), Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
• Received IGS-SMT INDRA JOSHI BIENNIAL PRICE AWARD for the best paper published in National/International Conferences for the paper entitled “Behaviour of Instrumented Pile under Vertical Load- A Field Study” published in the proceeding of IGC-2004, Warangal
• Received Department of Science and Technology (DST) Fast Track Young Scientist Award (2007-2010)
• National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, NITT- TEQIP- 2007, funded short term Post Doctoral Research follow at Queensland University of Technology, Australia
• Appointed as External Expert Reviewer of HUDCO (Tamil Nadu) Projects by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (MoHUPA)
• My name has been selected and included in the Marquis Who’s Who 2012 edition

• Founder Chairman of Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS-Trichy) Trichy Chapter

• Keynote Paper Award – GEOMATE Conference 2015 at Osaka, Japan

 

Research Projects / Major Consultancy Projects:

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Membership in Professional Societies:

Organization Year of Induction Grade of Membership
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (M. ID 419270) 2004 Member
Institute of Civil Engineers, London (ICE) (M. ID 61930814) 2005 Member
Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS) (LM-2207) 2004 Life Member
Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) (LM-51650) 2006 Life Member
Indian Road Congress (IRC) (M-34165) 2007 Member
Institute of Engineers, India (IEI) (M-139990-4) 2009 Life Member
International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) (IND14DM-0054) 2014 Life Member
Deep Foundation Institute (DFI) 2014 Life Member

Editorial Board Member:

Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture (ISSN 1934-7359)

Journal Reviewer

 International Journal of Geomechanics, (ISSN: 1532-3641 eISSN: 1943-5622), ASCE
 Journal of Earthquake Engineering (ISSN 1363-2469 (Print), 1559-808X (Online) Taylor & Francis
 International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering (ISSN 0974-5904), Scienpress Ltd.
 Indian Geotechnical Journal (ISSN: 0971-9555 (print version) ISSN: 2277-3347 (electronic version), Springer
 Journal of Engineering Science & Technology (JESTEC) (ISSN : 1823-4690), Taylor's University, MALAYSIA
 African Journal of Engineering Research, Net Journals
 International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation (ISSN: 0964-8305), Elsevier
 Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series A, Springer

Refereed Journals

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International Conference / National Conference

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Contact Address

Dr. K. Muthukkumaran,
Professor,
Civil Engineering Department,
NIT Trichy -620015

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