Gyan Vikash | Department of Civil


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

My research interests include

  •  Multiscale analysis and modeling of deformation and failure of granular materials.
  • Seismic Soil Structure Interaction.
  • Computational Geomechanics,
  • Poromechanics (Coupled analysis of deformation and diffusion process in porous materials)

Currently, I am working on nonlinear analysis of interaction effects between structures and the
surrounding soils for earthquake loadings. There are several issues involve in analysis of soil-
structure interaction under earthquake loading. These include nonlinear, hysteretic, and
irreversible behavior of soil, constitutive relationship to model complex behavior of soils,
characteristics of input earthquake motion, dynamic properties of structures, computational
method to perform highly nonlinear analysis, etc. The objective of this research is to develop a
computational approach for nonlinear analysis of seismic interaction between structures and
surrounding soils under nonlinear finite element framework.
Any potential candidate who is interested to carry out research in this area can write to me
on my Email:

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 
Assistant Professor,
Shiv Nadar University,
I currently work here
Teaching & Research Interests: 
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Seismic Soil Structure Interaction
  • Constitutive Modeling of Granular Materials
  • Computational 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,
  • Vikash, G. & Rachamandugu, R. (2018), "Alternative Analytical Solution of Consolidation at Constant Rate of Deformation" Geotechnical and Geological Enggineering .
  • 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:
  • Rachamadugu R., Vikash G. (2018), “Comparative Study of Methods of Analysis of Laterally Loaded Well Foundation” Indian Geotechnical Conference 2018, 13-15 December 2018, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
  • Rachamadugu R., Singhai S., Vikash G. (2019), “Effect of Soil Spatial Variability on Lateral Response of Well Foundation Embedded in Linear Elastic Soil” International Conference of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG) Symposium 2019, 5-7 March 2019, IIT Gandhinagar, India ( Accepted)