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Prof. B. K. Maheshwari
B. K. Maheshwari Professor bkmahfeq[at]iitr.ac.in +91-01332-285450 Website
Areas of Interest
  • Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Soil Dynamics, Finite Element Method, Seismic Soil-Structure Interaction, Liquefaction, Dynamic Soil Properties, Landslide Hazard, Slopes
Professional Background
FromToDesignationOrganisation
2014OngoingProfessorIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
20152018Professor & HeadCentre of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation and Management, IIT Roorkee
20092014Associate ProfessorIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
20042009Assistant ProfessorIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
20032004Assistant ProfessorCivil Engineering, BITS, Pilani
19992003Post-Doctoral ResearcherWashington University in St. Louis, USA
19971999Research EngineerKatsujima Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
Honors and Awards
AwardInstituteYear
Shamsher Prakash Professorial ChairIIT Roorkee2019~Conti
Vice PresidentIndian Society of Earthquake Technology2019~Conti
Associate Editor, International Journal of GecomechanicsASCE, USA2015~2018
Part of Delegation on India-Japan High-Level Policy Dialogue on Education, Tokyo, JapanLed by Secretary, MHRD2016
IACMAG Award of "Excellent Regional Contributions"IACMAG, USA2014
EditorISET Journal of Earthquake Technology2013~2017
Expert Member, Earthquake Eng.CED 39, Bureau of Indian Standards2013~Cont
Member, Editorial BoardInternational Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, U.K.,2013~2015
Member, Editorial BoardIndian Geotechnical Journal (Springer)2012~Cont.
Shamsher Prakash Research AwardIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee2009
SecretaryIndian Society of Earthquake Technology2007~2011
Co-EditorIndian Society of Earthquake Technology2005~2007
Engineers-In-Trainee (EIT)Ohio State Board of Registration, USA2000
Fellowship for Doctoral ResearchMonbusho (Govt. of Japan)1994
Selected for Dr. K.S. Krishnan SRFBhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC)1994
Gold Medal (for first rank in M.E.)University of Roorkee1994
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
Ph.D.Geotechnical Earthquake EngineeringSaitama University, Japan1997
M.E.Earthquake Engineering (Soil Dynamics)University of Roorkee, India1994
B.E.Civil EngineeringUniversity of Jodhpur, India1992
Administrative Background
FromToDesignationOrganisationLevel
2019ContinueChairmanDepartment Academic Program Committee
2019ContinueMemberInstitute Academic Program Committee
20152018Member, Executive Committee of SenateIIT Roorkee
20152018Member, Institute Administrative CommitteeIIT Roorkee
2005On GoingOfficer in ChargeSoil Dynamics Laboratory
20052019MemberDepartmental Research Committee
20082017MemberDepartmental Academic Committee
20112014MemberIAPC
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Dynamic Properties of Soils using Resonant Column TestsMinistry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India2014
Earthquake Hazard and Risk Reduction on the Indian SubcontinentThe Research Council of Norway2012
Dynamic Properties and Liquefaction Resistance of Soils using Cyclic Triaxial TestsSeismology Division, Ministry of Earth Sciences2008
Earthquake Risk Reduction in Himalaya with Institutional Cooperation between India and NorwayRoyal Norwegian Embassy in India2007
Behavior of Pile-Supported Structures during Strong Ground Motions. Effects of 3-D Nonlinear Soil-PiSERC Division, DST2006
Performance of Lock Structures (Soil-Pile-Structure Interaction)U.S. Army Corps of Engineers1999
Memberships
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Member
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), USA, Member
  • International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), Member
  • International Association of Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG), Member
  • Indian Society of Earthquake Technology (ISET), Life Fellow
  • Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS), Life Fellow
  • Institute of Engineers (India), Life Fellow
  • Indian Water Resources Society, Life Fellow
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Geotechnical Earthquake EngineeringEQ521P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Autumn
ERD of FoundationsEQ-524P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Spring
Machine FoundationsEQ 572P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Spring
Dynamic Soil-Structure InteractionEQ 519P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Spring
Finite Element MethodEQ-504P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Autumn
Landslide Hazard Assessment and Mitigation DMN-505P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Autumn
Hazard Monitoring, Prediction and MircozonationDMN-601P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Spring
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Nonlinear Dynamic SSI Analysis using Hybrid MethodsPavan K. EmaniA2005
3 D Seismic Behavior of Soil-Pile Interaction with LiquefactionRajib SarkarA2006
Liquefaction Studies of Composite MaterialH.P. SinghA2006
Nonlinear Seismic Soil-Structure Interaction using Scaled Boundary Finite Element MethodMadani Syed N.A2009
Dynamic Stiffness Characteristics of Unreinforced and Reinforced SandsBablu KirarA2011
Assessment of Liquefaction Potential using In-Situ and Laboratory TestsPradeep MuleyA2011
Earthquake Induced Landslide Hazard Assessment in UttarakhandSangeetaO2015
Liquefaction Resistance of Sands using Experimental and Numerical ApproachAparna KanthO2016
Seismic Behavior of Shallow Foundations on SlopesSukanta DasO2018
Nonlinear Soil-Structure Interaction for Nuclear Power PlantsMohd. FirojO2018
Experimental and Numerical Studies on Soils with PVD for Liquefaction MitigationP. GowthamO2019
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
16th Symposium on Earthquake EngineeringGovt and Private AgenciesDec 2018
National Workshop on Assessment and Mitigation of Liquefaction Hazards for Seismic MicrozonationAIMIL and others27-11 2015
Short Term Course on Geotechnical-Earthquake EngineeringAICTE02-06-2014
Three Short term Courses on "Enterprises Risk Management (ERM)"THDC India Pvt. Ltd., Rishikesh2015-2016
12th International Conference of the IACMAG, GoaIACMAG01-10-2008
Short Term Course on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, IIT RoorkeeAICTE11-12-2006
National Conference on Advances in Bridge Engineering, IIT RoorkeeDST, CSIR24-03-2006
Short Term Course on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, IIT RoorkeeNPEEE29-05-2006
Short Term Course on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, IIT RoorkeeNPEEE29-08-2005
National International Collaboration
TopicOrganisationLevel
Earthquake Hazard and Risk Reduction on the Indian SubcontinentNGI, NORSAR, NorwayRP
Earthquake Risk Reduction in Himalaya with Institutional Cooperation Between India and NorwayNorwegian Geotechnical Institute, Oslo, NorwayRP
Refereed Journal Papers
  1. Sangeeta, Maheshwari B.K. and Kanungo D.P. (2020). "GIS-based Pre-and Post-Earthquake Landslide Susceptibility Zonation with Reference to 1999 Chamoli Earthquake", J. of Earth System Science, 129 55, pp. 1-21. Link
  2. Maheshwari B. K. and Kirar B. (2019), “Dynamic Properties of Soils at Low Strains in Roorkee Region using Resonant Column Tests.” Int. J. of Geotechnical Eng. Vol. 13, No. 5, pp. 399-410.
  3. Sangeeta and Maheshwari B.K. (2019), "Earthquake Induced Landslide Hazard Assessment of Chamoli District, Uttarakhand, India Using Relative Frequency Ratio Method", Indian Geotechnical Journal. Vol. 49, No.1, pp. 108-123.
  4. Kirar B. and Maheshwari B.K. (2018), “Dynamic Properties of Soils at Large Strains in Roorkee Region using Field and Laboratory Tests.” Indian Geotechnical Journal. Vol. 48, No. 1, pp.125-141.
  5. Syed N.M. and Maheshwari B.K. (2017), "Nonlinear SSI Analysis in Time Domain using coupled FEM-SBFEM for a soil-pile system", Géotechnique, Vol. 67, No. 7, pp. 572–580. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jgeot.16.P.029]
  6. Kirar B., Maheshwari B.K. and Muley P. (2016), "Correlation between Shear Wave Velocity (Vs) and SPT Resistance (N) for Roorkee Region", Int. J. of Geosynthetics and Ground Eng., Vol. 2, No. 1, Article 9.
  7. Maheshwari B.K. and Syed N.M. (2016), "Verification of Implementation of HiSS soil model in the coupled FEM-SBFEM SSI Analysis", International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0000511, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 04015034-1-8.
  8. Muley P., Maheshwari B.K. and Paul D.K. (2015), "Liquefaction Potential of Roorkee Region using Field and Laboratory Tests", Int. J. of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 4, Article 37.
  9. Syed N.M. and Maheshwari B.K. (2015), "Improvement in the Computational Efficiency of the Coupled FEM-SBFEM approach for 3D Seismic SSI Analysis in the Time Domain", Computers and Geotechnics, Vol. 67, pp. 204-2012.
  10. Maheshwari B.K. and Emani P.K. (2015), “Three Dimensional Nonlinear Seismic Analysis of Pile Groups using FE-CIFECM coupling in Hybrid Domain and HiSS Plasticity Model", International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0000335, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 04014055-1-12.   
  11. Syed N.M. and Maheshwari B.K. (2014), "Modeling using Coupled FEM-SBFEM for Three Dimensional Seismic SSI in Time Domain", International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 118-129.
  12. Sarkar R., Bhattacharya S. and Maheshwari B.K. (2014), “Seismic Requalification of Pile Foundations in Liquefiable Soils" Indian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 44, No. 2, pp. 183-195.
  13. Sarkar R. and Maheshwari B.K. (2014), “Three Dimensional Nonlinear Seismic Behaviour of 3 x 3 Pile Groups in Liquefiable Soil,” Indian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 44, No. 1, pp. 68-76.
  14. Maheshwari, B.K., Singh, H.P. and Saran, S. (2013) "Closure to Effects of reinforcement on the liquefaction resistance of Solani sand", J. of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Eng., ASCE, Vol. 139, Issue 9, pp. 1634-1635.
  15. Maheshwari B.K., Kale S.S. and Kaynia A.M. (2013) "Effects of Cyclic Loads on Dynamic Properties of Soils in the Ganga Basin ", International J. of Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 149-155.
  16. Maheshwari B.K., Mahajan A.K., Sharma M.L., Paul D.K., Kaynia A.M. and Lindholm C. (2013) "Relationship between Shear Velocity and SPT Resistance for Sandy Soils in the Ganga Basin", International J. of Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 63-70.
  17. Sharma M.L., Sinvhal A., Singh Y. and Maheshwari B.K. (2013). “Damage Survey Report for Sikkim Earthquake of 18 September 2011”, Seismological Research Letters, Vol. 84, No. 1, pp. 49-56.
  18. Maheshwari B.K., Sharma M.L., Singh Y. and Sinvhal A. (2013). “Geotechnical Aspects of Sikkim Earthquake of September 2011”, Indian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 43, No. 2, pp. 170-179.
  19. Maheshwari, B.K., Singh, H.P. and Saran, S. (2012) "Effects of reinforcement on the liquefaction resistance of Solani sand", J. of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Eng., ASCE, Vol. 138, Issue 7, pp. 831-840.
  20. Maheshwari B.K. and Sarkar R. (2012) “Effect of Soil Nonlinearity and Liquefaction on Seismic Response of Pile Groups” International J. of Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 6, issue 4, pp. 497-506.
  21. Sarkar R. and Maheshwari B.K. (2012) “Effect of Soil Nonlinearity and Liquefaction on Dynamic Stiffness of Pile Groups” International J. of Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 6, issue 3, pp. 319-329.
  22. Maheshwari B.K., Kale S.S. and Kaynia A.M. (2012) "Dynamic Properties of Solani Sand at Large Strains: A Parametric Study", International J. of Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 6, issue 3, pp. 353-358.
  23. Sarkar R. and Maheshwari B.K. (2012) “Effects of Separation on the Behavior of Soil-Pile Interaction in Liquefiable Soils”, International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, Vol. 12, Issue 1, pp. 1-13.
  24. Senapati S. and Maheshwari B.K. (2012). “Effects of Geogrid on Dynamic Strength Characteristics of Solani Sand”, Indian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 42, No. 4, pp. 287-293.
  25. Maheshwari B.K. and Sarkar R. (2011) “Seismic Behavior of Soil-Pile-Structure Interaction in Liquefiable Soils: Parametric Study”, International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, Vol. 11, Issue 4, pp. 335-347.
  26. Maheshwari B.K. and Patel A.K. (2010) “Effects of Non-Plastic Silts on Liquefaction Potential of Solani Sand”, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Vol. 28, Issue 5, pp. 559-566.
  27. Emani P.K. and Maheshwari B.K. (2010). "Effectiveness of Hybrid Methods in Analyzing Frequency-Dependent Systems with Limited Nonlinearity", International Journal of Advanced Computing, Vol. 2, Issue 2, pp. 60-67.
  28. Singh H.P., Maheshwari B.K., Saran S. and Paul D.K. (2010), “Improvement in liquefaction resistance of pond ash using stone-sand columns”, International J. of Geotechnical Eng., Vol. 4, Issue 1, pp. 23-30.
  29. Emani P.K. and Maheshwari B.K. (2009). “Dynamic Impedances of Pile Groups with Embedded Caps in Homogeneous Elastic Soils using CIFECM”, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 29, issue 6, pp. 963-973.
  30. Maheshwari B.K. and Watanabe H. (2009). “Seismic Analysis of Pile Foundations using Simplified Approaches”, International Journal of Geotechnical Eng., Vol. 3, Issue 3, pp. 387-404.
  31. Maheshwari B.K., Gunjagi D.A. (2008) “Filtration and Clogging Behavior of Geotextiles with Roorkee Soils”, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Vol. 26, pp. 101-107.
  32. Maheshwari B.K., Nath U.K., Ramasamy G. (2008). “Influence of Liquefaction on Pile-Soil Interaction in Vertical Vibration”, ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 494, Vol. 45, No. 1-2, pp. 1-12.
  33. Maheshwari B.K., Sharma M.L. and Narayan J.P. (2006) “Geotechnical and Structural Damages on the Indian Coast due to Indian Ocean Tsunami of December 26, 2004”, Earthquake Spectra, Vol. 22, No. S3, pp. 475-493.  
  34. Maheshwari B.K., Watanabe H. (2006) “Nonlinear Dynamic Behavior of Pile Foundations: Effects of Separation at the Soil-Pile Interface”, Soils and Foundations, Japanese Geotechnical Society, Paper No. 3234, Vol. 46, No. 4, pp. 437-448.
  35. Narayan, J.P., Sharma, M.L. and Maheshwari, B.K. (2006). “Tsunami Intensity Mapping Along the Coast of Tamilnadu (India) During the Deadliest Indian Ocean Tsunami of December 26, 2004”, Pure and Applied Geophysics, Vol. 163, No. 7, pp. 1279-1304.
  36. Maheshwari B.K. and Watanabe H. (2005). “Dynamic Analysis of Pile Foundations: Effects of Material Nonlinearity of Soil”, Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 10 (E), Paper No. 0585.
  37. Narayan, J.P., Sharma, M.L. and Maheshwari, B.K. (2005). “Run-up and Inundation Pattern developed during the Indian Ocean Tsunami of December 26, 2004 along the Coast of Tamil Nadu (India)”, Gondwana Research (Gondwana Newsletter Section), Vol. 8, No. 4, pp 611-616.
  38. Narayan, J.P., Sharma, M.L. and Maheshwari, B.K. (2005). “Effects of Medu and Coastal Topography on the Damage Pattern during the Recent Indian Ocean Tsunami along the Coast of Tamil Nadu”, Science of Tsunami Hazards, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp 9-18.
  39. Maheshwari B.K., Truman K.Z., Gould P.L., El Naggar M.H. (2005) “Three-Dimensional Nonlinear Seismic Analysis of Single Piles using FEM: Effects of Plasticity of Soil”, International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 35-44.
  40. Maheshwari B.K., Sharma M.L., Narayan J.P. (2005). “Structural Damages on the Coast of Tamil Nadu due to Tsunamis caused by December 26, 2004 Sumatra Earthquake”, ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Paper No. 456, Vol. 42, No. 2-3, pp. 63-78.
  41. Maheshwari B.K., Truman K.Z., El Naggar M.H., Gould P.L. (2004). “Three-dimensional Finite Element Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis of Pile Groups for Lateral Transient and Seismic Excitations”, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 41, pp. 118-133.
  42. Maheshwari B.K., Truman K.Z., El Naggar M.H., Gould P.L. (2004). “3-D Nonlinear Analysis for Seismic Soil-Pile-Structure Interaction”, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 345-358.
  43. Maheshwari B.K., Truman K.Z., El Naggar M.H. (2003). “Nonlinear Time Domain Analysis of Single Piles by FEM”, Indian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 33, No. 4, pp. 347-374.