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Prof. Ravi S Jakka
Ravi S Jakka Associate Professor +91-01332-285591 Website
Areas of Interest
  • Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Foundation Design, Slope Stability, Landslides, Dynamic Site Characterization & Soil Liquefaction;
  • Seismic Hazard Assessment, Local Site Effects, & Earthquake Early Warning;
  • Ground Improvement Techniques, Geosynthetics & Reinforced Slopes;
  • Machine Foundations , & Earthquake Resistant Design of Foundations;
Professional Background
2016On GoingAssociate ProfessorIIT Roorkee
20102016Asst. ProfessorIIT Roorkee
20102010Post Doctoral FellowIISc, Bangalore
20102010Sr. Project OfficerIIT Madras
20082009Post Doctoral EmployeeUniv. of California, Riverside
20072007LecturerNIT Jalandhar
Honors and Awards
Young Geotechnical Engineer Best Paper Award from Indian Geotechnical SocietyIITR2014
National Doctoral Fellowship from AICTEIIT Delhi2004
DAAD Fellowship from German GovernmentUniversity of Karsruhe2002
Gold MedalAndhra University2001
Sir Arthur Cotton Memorial Medal from Indian Concrete Institute, AP Local CenterAndhra University2001
Educational Details
Post-DocSeismologyUniv. of California2009
Ph.DGeotchnical Earthquake Engg.IIT Delhi2007
M.TechSoil Mech. & FoundationIIT Delhi2003
B.E.Civil Environ. Engg.Andhra University2001
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Uncertainty in Site Characterization using Surface Wave Techniques and Its ImplicationDST 2015
Site Characterization and Attenuation Studies for Garhwal-Kumaun Himalaya and Delhi RegionMoES2016
Development of Earthquake Early Warning System for Northern IndiaMoES2013
Strong Ground Motion Studies and Its ApplicationsMoES2011
  • IGS, Member - Life
  • ISET, Member - Life
  • ISSMGE, Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Geotechnical Earthquake EngineeringEQ-521M.Tech (Soil Dynamics)Autumn
Ground Improvement TechniquesEQ-571Soil DynamicsAutumn
Seismic Slope Stability: Earthen Dams & Retaining WallsEQ-576Soil DynamicsSpring
Earthquake Resistant Design of FoundationsEQ-524Soil DynamicsSpring
Machine FoundationsEQ-572Soil DynamicsSpring
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Uncertainties in the Site Characterization using Surface Wave TechniquesNarayan RoyA2011
Dynamic Stiffness Characteristics of Unreinforced and Reinforced SandsBablu KirarA2010
Rapid Assessment of Stability of Soil Slopes using ANN and Multiple RegressionBalendra MouliA2012
Site Characterization, Local Site Effects and Development of Attenuation Relationships for N' IndiaBhavesh PandeyA2013
Bearing Capacity of Skirted Footing on SlopesRajesh ShuklaA2013
Development and Optimization of Controllers for Mitigation of Seismic VibrationsGaurav KumarA2013
Seismic Response Analysis of Pile Foundations on Sloping GroundKranti KumarO2016
Implications of Uncertainties in Site Characterization on Seismic Ground ResponseAniket DesaiO2016
Earthquake Early Warning Dissemination System & ApplicationsGovind RathodO2015
Identification of Seismo-Tectonically Susceptible Areas and Hazard AssessmentSwati Singh RajputO2015
Soil-Foundation-Structure InteractionRavi Kiran NandyalaO2018
Seismic Slope Stability of Earth and Rockfill DamsAshwati, T.S.O2018
Lateral Load Carrying Capacity of a Skirted Foundation Resting on SlopesKhalid BashirO2018
Influence of Structural Response on Earthquake Early Warning ParametersMugesh, A.O2018
Liquefaction Behaviour of Reinforced Geo-materials Jithin P ZachariahO2019
Seismic Response of Retaining WallsSaikat KuiliO2020
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference/Course NameSponsored ByDate
7th International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics (7ICRAGEE)Industry 12-15 July 2021
3 day short-term course on ‘’Seismic Safety of Earth and Rockfill Dams’’CWC 19-21 June 2019
2-day short-term course on ‘’Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering’’CWC 17-18 June 2019
2Day National Conference on Assessment& Mitigation of Liquefaction Hazards for Seismic MicrozonationIndustry 27-28 Nov. 2015
Challenges in Seismic Site Characterization and Solutions through Recent DevelopmentsQIP Cell 10th Dec. 2014
Special Lectures Delivered
Role of Geotechnical Engineering in Risk Targeted Seismic Designing of StructuresIIT Guwahati25/02/2020
Earthquake Resistant Design of Shallow Foundations: Latest DevelopmentsNIT Trichy07/06/2019
Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake EngineeringManipal University, Jaipur09/02/2019
Effects of Earthquake on Soils and StructuresKrishna Engineering College, Ghaziabad04/04/2015
Liquefaction of Soils & Remedial MeasuresIIT Guwahati07/01/2015
Effects of LiquefactionNIT Surat19/07/2014
Refereed Journal Papers
Total No. of Citations: 639 as on 08/09/2020 (Ref. Google Scholar) 
Total No. of Conference Papers: 65+

List of Publications in International Journals: 

Last 5 Years:

  1. Roy, N., and Jakka, R.S., “Mapping Surface Wave Dispersion Uncertainty in Vs Profiles to VS,30 and Site Response Analysis”, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (Elsevier), 138:1-17(2020).
  2. (Impact Factor: 2.64/2019; Quartile: Q2)

  3. Kranthikumar, A. and Jakka, R.S.*, “Effect of Edge Distance on Lateral Capacity of Piles in Cohesionless Soil Slopes”, IGT Journal (Springer), Published Online: 24 July 2020.
  4. (ESCI, SJR=0.36, & Scopus Indexed)

  5. Sharma, P., Mouli, B., Jakka, R.S. and Sawant, V.A., “Economical Design of Reinforced Slope Using Geosynthetics”, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering (Springer), 38 (2):1631-1637(2020).
  6. (ESCI, SJR=0.54, & Scopus Indexed)

  7. Shukla, R.P., and Jakka, R.S.*, “Determination and Prediction of the Ultimate Bearing Capacity of a Strip Footing on Undrained Clayey Slopes”, Acta Geotechnica Slovenica, 16(2):50-65(2019).
  8. (Impact Factor: 0.64/2019; Quartile: Q4)

  9. Chamoli, B. P., Kumar, A., Chen, D.Y., Gairola, A., Jakka, R.S., Pandey, B., Kumar, P., Rathore, G., “A prototype earthquake early warning system for northern India”, Journal of Earthquake Engineering (Taylor & Francis), 1-19, Published Online: 24 Jun 2019).
  10. (Impact Factor: 2.78/2019; Quartile: Q1)

  11. Roy, N., and Jakka, R.S., “Effect of Data Uncertainty and Inversion Non-Uniqueness of Surface Wave Tests on VS,30 Estimation”, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (Elsevier), 113:87-100(2018).
  12. (Impact Factor: 2.64/2019; Quartile: Q2)

  13. Shukla, R. P. and Jakka, R. S.*, “Critical Setback Distance for a Footing Resting on Slopes under Seismic Loading”, Geomechanics and Engineering (Techno-Press), 15(6): 1193-1205(2018).
  14. (Impact Factor: 2.49/2019; Quartile: Q2)

  15. Kumar, G., Kumar, A. and Jakka, R. S., “The Particle Swarm Modified Quasi Bang-Bang Controller for Seismic Vibration Control”, Ocean Engineering (Elsevier), 166:105-116(2018).
  16. (Impact Factor: 3.07/2019; Quartile: Q1)

  17. Roy, N., Shiuly, A., Sahu, R. B. and Jakka, R. S.*, “Effect of Uncertainty in Vs-N Correlations on Seismic Site Response Analysis”, Journal of Earth System Science, 127(7)/103:1-21(2018).
  18. (SCIE, SJR=0.48, & Scopus Indexed)

  19. Kumar, G., Kumar, A. and Jakka, R. S., “An Adaptive LQR Controller Based on PSO and Maximum Predominant Frequency Approach for Semi-Active Control Scheme using MR Damper”, Mechanics and Industry, 19(1)/109:1-10(2018).
  20. (ESCI, SJR=0.28, & Scopus Indexed)

  21. Marrapu, B.M. and Jakka, R.S.*, “Assessment of Slope Stability Using Multiple Regression Analysis”, Geomechanics and Engineering (Techno-Press), 13(2):237-254(2017).
  22. (Impact Factor: 2.49/2019; Quartile: Q2)

  23. Shukla, R.P. and Jakka, R.S.*, “Critical Setback Distance for a Footing Resting on Slopes”, Acta Geotechnica Slovenica, 14(2):19-31(2017).
  24. (Impact Factor: 0.64/2019; Quartile: Q4)

  25. Roy, N., Jakka, R.S.* and Wason, H.R. , “A Study on Surface Wave Dispersion due to the Effect of Soft Layer in Layered Media” Geomechanics and Engineering (Techno-Press), 13(5):775-791(2017).
  26. (Impact Factor: 2.49/2019; Quartile: Q2)

  27. Roy, N. and Jakka, R.S.*, ”Near-Field Effects on Site Characterization using MASW Technique” Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (Elsevier), 97:289–303(2017).
  28. (Impact Factor: 2.64/2019; Quartile: Q2)

  29. Shukla, R.P. and Jakka, R.S.*, “Discussion on ‘Experiential and Numerical Studies of Circular Footing Resting on Confined Granular Subgrade Adjacent of Slope”, ASCE-International Journal of Geomechanics, 17 (2):1-3(2017).
  30. (Impact Factor: 2.56/2019; Quartile: Q2)

  31. Pandey, B., Jakka, R.S.*, Kumar, A., and Mittal, H., "Site Characterization of Strong Motion Recording Stations of Delhi Using Joint Inversion of Phase Velocity Dispersion and H/V Curve ", Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA), 106 (3):1254-1266(2016).
  32. (Impact Factor: 2.27/2019; Quartile: Q2)

  33. Pandey, B., Jakka, R.S.*, and Kumar, A., “Influence of Local Site Conditions on Strong Ground Motion Characteristics at Tarai Region of Uttarakhand, India”, Natural Hazards (Springer), 81(2):1073-1089(2016).
  34. (Impact Factor: 2.43/2019; Quartile: Q2)

  35. Varkey, D., and Jakka, R.S., “Simulation of Driven Pile Problem using Coupled Eulerian-Lagrangian Method”, International Journal of Earthquake Engineering and Hazard Mitigation, 3(3):61-65(2015).
  36. (ISSN No.: 2282-7226)

  37. Jakka, R.S.*, Hussain, Md., and Sharma, M. L., “Effects on Amplification of Strong Ground Motion due to Deep Soils”, Geomechanics and Engineering (Techno-Press), 8(5):663-674(2015).
  38. (Impact Factor: 2.49/2019; Quartile: Q2)

  39. Jakka, R.S.*, and Garg, S., “Suitable Triggering Algorithms for Detecting Strong Ground Motions using MEMS Accelerometers”, Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibrations (Springer), 14(1):27-35(2015).
  40. (Impact Factor: 1.64/2019; Quartile: Q3)

  41. Nath, R.R., Hussain, Md., and Jakka, R.S., “Effect of Bedrock Depth on Site Amplification: A Parametric Study for Different Soil Types”, International Journal of Earthquake Engineering and Hazard Mitigation (IREHM), 3(2):29-36(2015).
  42. (ISSN No.: 2282-7226)

  43. Desai, A., Shanker, D. and Jakka, R.S., “Earthquake Induced Landslide Hazard Zonation of Nainital Region”, Geosciences, 5(2): 62-69(2015).
  44. (ISSN No.: 2163-1697)

  45. Jakka, R.S., Roy, N., and Wason, H.R., “Reply to comment on ‘Implications of Surface Wave Data Measurement Uncertainty on Seismic Ground Response Analysis”, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (Elsevier), 74:92-95(2015).
  46. (Impact Factor: 2.64/2019; Quartile: Q2)

    Earlier Publications Before 2015:

  47. Roy, N., Jakka, R.S.*, and Wason, H.R., “Reply to Comment on ‘Effect of Surface Wave Inversion Non-Uniqueness on 1D Seismic Ground Response Analysis’’, Natural Hazards (Springer), 75(1):983-989(2014).
  48. (Impact Factor: 2.43/2019; Quartile: Q2)

  49. Jakka, R.S.*, Roy, N., and Wason, H.R., “Implications of Surface Wave Data Measurement Uncertainty on Seismic Ground Response Analysis”, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (Elsevier), 61-62:239-245(2014).
  50. (Impact Factor: 2.64/2019; Quartile: Q2)

  51. Roy, N., Jakka, R.S., and Wason, H.R., “Effect of Surface Wave Inversion Non-Uniqueness on 1-D Seismic Ground Response Analysis”, Natural Hazards (Springer), 68(2):1141-1153(2013).
  52. (Impact Factor: 2.43/2019; Quartile: Q2)

  53. Sitharam, T.G., Dash, H.K., and Jakka, R.S.*, “Post Liquefaction Undrained Shear Behavior of Sand Silt Mixtures at Constant Gross Void Ratio”, ASCE-International Journal of Geomechanics, 13(4), 421-429(2013).
  54. (Impact Factor: 2.56/2019; Quartile: Q2)

  55. Jakka, R.S.*, Shuily, A., and Ranjit Das, “Liquefaction Potential for Kolkata City”, International Journal of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, 4(2):18-33(2013).
  56. (ESCI, SJR=0.31, & Scopus Indexed)

  57. Jakka, R. S.*, Datta, M., and Ramana, G. V., “Seismic Slope Stability of Embankments Constructed With Pond Ash”, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering (Springer), 29(5), 821-835(2011).
  58. (ESCI, SJR=0.54, & Scopus Indexed)

  59. Chung, A.I., Neighbors, C., Belmonte, A., Miller, M., Sepulveda, H.H., Christensen, C., Jakka, R.S., Cochran, E.S., and Lawrence, J. F., “The Quake-Catcher Network Rapid Aftershock Mobilization Program Following the 2010 M8.8 Maule, Chile Earthquake”, Seismological Research Letters, 82(4), 526-532(2011).
  60. (Impact Factor: 3.13/2019; Quartile: Q2)

  61. Jakka, R. S.*, “Seismic Slope Stability of Ash Embankments: Site Specific Studies for Delhi Region”, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, ISSN 0974-5904, 4(6), 67-70(2011).
  62. (SJR=0.10)

  63. Jakka, R. S.*, Ramaiah, B.J., and Ramana, G. V., “Dynamic Characterization of Settled Pond Ash Using Measured Shear Wave Velocity (Vs) and SPT-N Values: Correlation Between Vs & N”, International Journal of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering,2(1), 83-97(2011).
  64. (ESCI, SJR=0.31, & Scopus Indexed)

  65. Jakka, R. S.*, Datta, M., and Ramana, G. V., “Liquefaction Behavior of Loose and Compacted Pond Ash”, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (Elsevier), 30(7), 580-590 (2010).
  66. (Impact Factor: 2.64/2019; Quartile: Q2)

  67. Jakka, R. S.*, Cochran, E. S., and Lawrence, J. F., “Earthquake Source Characterization by the Isochrone Back Projection Method using Near-Source Ground Motions”, Geophys. J. Int., 182, 1058-1072(2010).
  68. (Impact Factor: 2.57/2019; Quartile: Q2)

  69. Jakka, R. S.*, Ramana, G. V., and Datta, M., “Shear Behavior of Loose and Compacted Pond Ash”, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering (Springer), 28, 763-778(2010).
  70. (ESCI, SJR=0.54, & Scopus Indexed)

  71. Cochran, E. S., Lawrence, J. F., Christensen, C. and Jakka, R. S., “The Quake-Catcher Network: Citizen Science Expanding Seismic Horizons”, Seismological Research Letters, 80, 26-30 (2009).
  72. (Impact Factor: 3.13/2019; Quartile: Q2)


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