Dr. Gyan Vikash | Department of Civil


Dr. Gyan
Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
School of Engineering (SoE)
Block-D, Shiv Nadar University
Greater Noida Uttar Pradesh
Profile Summary 

My research is primarily focused on computational Geomechanics, and sensing and data analytic for natural and built environment.  My effort in computational Geomechanics encompasses development of unified constitutive model for geomaterials, development of efficient and robust computational algorithms to solve the complex geomechanics problems, and development of a stochastic model for estimation of spatial random variation of the soil properties and investigation of its effect on the response of the Geo-structural system. Apart from these, my research group also works on to explore the potential of the cutting edge IOT based technologies and Artificial Intelligence to find the solution of large scale complex problems of natural and built environments, such as, early prediction of landslide, real time monitoring and analysis of performance and abnormalities in lifeline structures, etc. Presently, we are trying to develop a physics based data driven model for sensing, analysis and early prediction of landslide.  

Any potential candidate who is interested to carry out research in these areas can write to me
on my Email: gyan.vikash@snu.edu.in.

Educational Qualifications 
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
M. Tech (Geotechnical Engineering)
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
B. Tech (Civil Engineering)
Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Engineering, Pune
Work Experience 
Associate Professor,
Department of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering, Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR
I currently work here
Assistant Professor,
Shiv Nadar University,
Teaching & Research Interests: 


  • Soil Structure Interaction
  • Constitutive Modeling of Geomaterials
  • Computational Geomechanics
  • Physics based - Data Driven Modeling in Geomechanics

Awarded young scientist project captioned as “Experimental Investigation of Diffusion Process During CRS Consolidation under Monotonic Loading and Unloading-Reloading Stages” under the Fast Track Scheme run by DST, New Delhi, India cost of Rs. 15 Lakhs.

Scholarly Activity

  • Vikash, G., Prashant, A., (2008) “Issues in Modeling the Stress-Strain Behavior of Kaolin Clay with Dispersed Microfabric.” 12th International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics Conference, Goa, India.
  • Vikash, G., Prashant, A., (2010) " Calibration of 3-D Failure Criteria for Soils Using Plane Strain Shear Strength Data" Geotechnical Special Publication 200:86-91, ASCE, DOI:10.1061/41101(374)14
  • Prashant, A., Srivastava, A., Vikash, G., (2010) "Vertical Stress under Point Load on Cross-Anisotropic Elastic Half-Space with Reduced Parameter Material Model" Geotechnical Special Publication 200:80-85, ASCE,DOI:10.1061/41101(374)13
  • Sachan, A., Vikash, G., Prashant, A (2012) " Development of Intermediate Microfabric in Kaolin Clay and Its Consolidation Behaviour" Geotechnical and Geological Engineering 31(1):23-34, DOI:10.1007/s10706-012-9557-7
  • Prashant, A., Vikash, G.,  (2014) " Consolidation Characteristics of Clay Using Constant Rate of Deformation Test, GeoInovation, IISc Bangalore.
  • Vikash, G., (2016) " Transitional Plasticity Compression Model for Clays,Geotechnical Special Publication, ASCE, https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784480021.028
  • Vikash, G. & Rachamandugu, R. (2018), "Alternative Analytical Solution of Consolidation at Constant Rate of Deformation" Geotechnical and Geological Enggineering . https://doi.org/10.1007/s10706-018-0712-7
  • Vikash G., Rachamadugu R. (2018), “Issues in Interpretation of Constant Rate of Strain ConsolidationTest Data”. In: Chen D., Kim S., Tapase A. (eds), Sustainable Civil Infrastructures. Springer, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96241-2-6
  • Rachamadugu, R., & Vikash, G. (2020). Comparative Study of Methods for Analysis of Laterally Loaded Well Foundation. In Construction in Geotechnical Engineering (pp. 385-398). Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-6090-3_27
  • Rachamadugu, R., & Vikash, G. (2021). Significance of Interface Modeling in the Analysis of Laterally Loaded Deep Foundations. In Recent Advances in Computational Mechanics and Simulations (pp. 199-209). Springer, Singapore.https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-8138-0_16
  • Rachamandugu, R., & Vikash, G. (2021). An Assessment of Codal Provisions for Analysis of Laterally Loaded Well foundations. Indian Geotechnical Journal51(2), 262-285.https://doi.org/10.1007/s40098-020-00444-0
  • Singhai, S, & Vikash, G. "Uncertainties in Vertical Stress Distribution in Spatially Varying Random Elastic Half Space", International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, ( Under review)
  •  Rachamandugu, R., & Vikash, G.  Lateral Response of Hollow Circular Caisson Embedded in Nonlinear Soils, International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, (Tentatively accepted; Under Editorial review)
  • Rachamandugu, R., & Vikash, G.  Numerical Analysis of Laterally Loaded Double-D Shaped caisson in clayey soils, International Journal of Geo-Engineering, Springer, (under review)
  • Singhai S., Rachamadugu R., Vikash G. Some Observations on Numerical Modeling of Caisson with Interface and Material Nonlinearities (in preparation)