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Prof. Pradip Kumar Pradhan  [Civil Engineering]

Pradip Kumar Pradhan
Name : Prof. Pradip Kumar Pradhan
Designation : Professor
Phone No. : +91-9937305002
Email Id : pkpradhan1@yahoo.co.in
Date of Birth : 31-12-1962
Date of Joining : 01-07-1991
  • Qualification

    B.Tech (SU), M.Tech(SU), PhD (IIT Kharagpur)
  • Specialization

    Geotechnical Engineering
  • Experience

    Total Teaching: 30 Years (27 years at VSSUT, Burla& 3 years outside)
  • Subject Teaching

    Graduate Level

    : Geotechnical Engg-I & II, Ground Improvement Techniques, Advanced Foundation Engg., Advanced Mechanics of material, Fluid Mechanics, Building Material & Construction, Geotech. Lab, Engg. Graphics and Engg Drawing. Supervising B.Tech Projects

    Post Graduate Level

    : Advanced soil mechanics, Ground Improvement Techniques, Earth dam, Advanced Foundation Engg., Theory of Elasticity & Plasticity, Application of GeotechEngg in Transportation Engg, Soil Exploration & Sampling, Stability of Slopes, Dams& Embankments, Ground Water Flow through Porous Media, Ground Water Development & Management
  • Research Area

    1. Dynamics of Soil and Foundations
    2. Machine Foundations
    3. Ground Improvement
    4. Reinforced soil
    5. Soil Stabilization
  • Research Guidance

    Ph. D. Candidates

    : 06

    M. Tech. Candidates

    : 32
  • Awards & Honours

    1.The M N Bhuyan Memorial Award by The Institution of Engineers (India), Orissa State center,2011
    2.The Brij Mohan Lal Memorial Prize & Gold Medal awarded by The Institution of Engineers (India) for the best paper published in the Civil Engineering Journal of IEI, Vol. 88, 2008
    3.Santok Singh Memorial Gold Medal awarded by Orissa Engineering Congress in its 52nd annual technical session,2007
    4.The Sir Arthur Cotton Memorial Prize & Gold Medal presented by The Institution of Engineers (India) for the best Journal paper published by the Institution of Engineers (India), 2005
    5.Madhav Chandra Jena Memorial Running shield for the best design paper in Civil Engineering by Orissa Engineering Congress, 1998
    6.Second Prize in Civil Engineering Division for paper presentation by Orissa Engineering Congress Bana bihari Mohanty Memorial Award by Institution of Engineers (India), Orissa State Center, 1994
    7.BanabihariMohanty Memorial Award & Gold Medal for the best paper in irrigation and water management by Institution of Engineers (India), Orissa State Center, 1993
  • Members of Professional Bodies

    1. Life Member of ISTE
    2. Life Member IGS
    3. Life MemberIRC
    4. FIE (India) and Chartered Engineer
  • Sponsored Projects & Consultancy

    1.Flood forecasting of River Mahanadi using mathematical modelling,Project Cost- 30.00 Lakhs
    2.Modernization of Survey Lab,Project Cost- 5.00 Lakhs
    3.Modernisation of Environmental Engg Lab. Project Cost: 18.04 lakhs.
    4.DPR on “Improvement of Sanitation System of Sambalpur Municipality” under UIDSSMT, MoUD, Govt. of India,Project Cost- 6.02 Crores
    5.DPR on “Water supply to uncovered areas of Sambalpur town” under UIDSSMT, MoUD, Govt. of India, Project Cost- 7.76 Crores
    6.Geotechnical Investigation for Coal Washery at IB valley and Talcher coal mines area.,Project Cost- 15.00 Lakhs
    7.Design and stability analysis of Ash dykes,Project Cost- 8.00 Lakhs
    8.Geotechnical investigation for construction of G+8 storeyed residential complex in MCL, Basundhara, Project Cost- 15 lakhs
    9.Study of Environmental Impact of flyash disposal sites of major thermal power plants in the state of ODISHA.Project Cost- 13.5 lakhs
    10.Raising of ash dykes of Vedant and their stability analysis, Project Cost- 6 lakhs
    11.3rd party audit of fly-ash disposal of major thermal power plants in the state of ODISHA. Project Cost- 2.89 lakhs
    12.Soil testing, soil investigation, design of foundations and ground improvement works undertaken for state PWD & PHD, SE Railway, BSNL, National Highway, L&T, TISCO and MCL
    13.Vetting of the planning & design of a Stadium in Bolangir. Project cost-0.92 lakhs.
    14.Stability analysis of High Embankments for Sambalpur – Rourkela road under ADB project. Cost: 1.20 Lakhs.
    15.Investigation of embankment materials for Sambalpur-Talcher Rail-link Project Cost:1.5 lakhs
    16.Design of water supply scheme (treatment plant, underground and overhead reservoir) for the RWSS Division, Sambalpur. Project cost-0.92 lakhs.
  • Publications

    International Publications

    1.Mohanty, S.K., Pradhan, P. K. and Mohanty, C.R. (2016) “Consolidation and Drainage Characteristics of Expansive Soil Stabilized with Fly ash and Dolochar”. Journal of Geotechnical & Geological Engineering, Springer.
    2.Mohanty, S.K., Pradhan, P. K. and Mohanty, C.R. (2016)” Stabilization of Expansive Soil using Industrial wastes” Vol.12, No.1, 111-125.Journal of Geomechanics and Engineering.
    3.Sahoo, S., Mohanty, C.R., Pradhan, P. K. and Mohanty, C.R. (2014), “Utilization of Dolochar in Road Construction” 4(2A),37-41, Journal of Civil Engineering Research.
    4.Swar, N. S., Pradhan, P. K., (2014), “Foundation on Layered Soil under Torsional harmonic Vibration using Cone Model” Vol. 3, pp 08-17, International Journal of Engineering Inventions.
    5.Swar, S.N., Pradhan, P. K and Mishra, B.P.,(2014) “Parametric Investigation of Foundation on Layered Soil under Vertical Vibration” Vol. 04, pp 13-22, IOSR Journal of Engineering.
    6.Munda, J., Pradhan, P. K and Nayak., A.K., (2014)“A Review on the Performance of Modified Cam Clay Model for Fine Grained soil”, Vol. 1, pp 65-71, Journal of Civil Engineering and Environmental Technology.
    7.Kar R. K., Pradhan, P. K and Naik. A.(2014) “Effect of random inclusion of polypropylene fibers on strength characteristics of Cohesive soil”Vol. 19, . Journal of EJGE.
    8.Kar R. K., Pradhan, P. K and Naik. A.(2012) “Consolidation Characteristics of Fiber Reinforced Cohesive Soil”, Vol. 17, EJGE
    9.P. K. Pradhan, C. R. Mohanty, A. K. Swar, P. Mohapatra, Urban solid waste management of Guwahati city in north-east India, Journal of Urban and Environmental Engineering, 6(2), 67-73, 2012.
    10.P. K. Pradhan, C. R. Mohanty, A. K. Swar, Characterization and energy potential of urban solid waste of Guwahati city, Waste Management, 32, 789-791, 2012.
    11.Pradhan, P. K., Kar R. K. and Naik. A.(2011) “Effect of random inclusion of polypropylene fibers on strength characteristics of soil”. Journal of Geotechnical & Geological Engineering, Springer.
    12.Kar, R. K., Pradhan, P. K. and A. Naik (2011) “Triaxial compression of fiber-reinforced clay”. International Journal of Geotechnics and Environment, 3 (1), 35-47.
    13.Pradhan, P. K. and Kar R. K. (2011) “Strength and compressibility characteristics of randomly distributed fiber-reinforced soil”, International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, USA, Vol. 5, Issue 2, 235-243.
    14.Kar, R. K., Pradhan, P. K. and A. Naik (2010) “Strength characteristics of randomly distributed fiber-reinforced Soil”, International Journal of Earth Science & Engineering, Vol.3, No.3, 434-440.
    15.Sahoo, J. P.andPradhan, P. K. (2010) “Effect of Lime Stabilized Soil Cushion on Strength Behaviour of Expansive Soil”, Journal of Geotechnical & Geological Engineering, Springer, Vol. 28, No. 6, 889-897.
    16.Pradhan, P. K., Mandal, A., Baidya, D. K. and Ghosh D. P. (2008) “Dynamic Response of Machine Foundation on Layered Soil: Cone Model Versus Experiments”, Journal of Geotechnical & Geological Engineering, Springer, Vol. 26, No. 4, 453-468.
    17.Sahoo, J. P., Pradhan, P. K. and Subha Rao, K. S. (2008) “Behavior of Stabilized Soil Cushions under Cyclic Wetting and Drying”, International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, USA, Vol. 2 (2), 89-102.
    18.Baidya, D. K., Muralikrishna, G. and Pradhan, P. K. (2006) “Investigation of the foundation vibrations resting on a layered soil system, Journal of Geotechnical &Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 132, No. 1, 116-123.
    19.Pradhan, P. K., Baidya, D. K. and Ghosh D. P. (2004) “Dynamic response of foundations resting on layered soil by cone model”, International Journal of Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 24 (6), 425-434.
    20.Pradhan, P. K., Baidya, D. K. and Ghosh D. P. (2003) “Impedance functions of circular foundation resting on layered soil using cone model”, Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering. Vol. 8 (B), Available: http://www.ejge.com/2003/ Ppr0323/Ppr0323.htm
    21.Pradhan, P. K., Baidya, D. K. and Ghosh D. P. (2003) “Horizontal impedance of circular foundation resting on layered soil”, Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 8 (D), Available: http://www.ejge.com/2003/ Ppr0340/Ppr0340.htm.

    National Publications

    1.Pradhan, P. K. and Kar, R. K. (2009) “Use of fly ash as filler in bitumen paving mixes”, High Way Research Journal Vol. 2, No. 1, 49-58.
    2.Pradhan, P. K. (2007) “Horizontal impedance of rigid circular foundation resting on layered soil”, Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India), Civil Engng. Div., Vol. 88, 32-37. Recipient of The Brij Mohan Lal Memorial Prize (The Subject Prize).
    3.Pradhan, P. K. (2007) “Dynamic response of surface foundations on non-homogeneous half-space”.   Technical Journal, Orissa Engineering Congress, C-28-33, January 2007. Recipient of Santok Singh Memorial Gold Medal.
    4.Pradhan, P. K., Baidya, D. K. and Ghosh D. P. (2004) “Torsional vibration of foundations resting on a soil layer over rigid base”, Indian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 34 (2), 226-242.
    5.Pradhan, P. K., Baidya, D. K. and Ghosh D. P. (2004) “Vertical dynamic response of foundation resting on a soil layer over rigid rock using cone model”, Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India), Civil Engng. Div., Vol. 85, 179-185. Recipient of The Sir Arthur Cotton Memorial Prize (Best journal paper award in Civil Engg. Div.).
    6.Pradhan, P. K., Khandit, K. P. and Acharya, S. N. (1998) “Effect of geotextile reinforcement on load carrying and settlement behaviour of soil”.   Technical Journal, Orissa Engineering Congress - 1998, 23-29.   Recipient of Madhav Chandra Jena Memorial Running shield.
    7.Pradhan, P. K. (1998) “Behaviour of plate anchors in marine clay”. Technical Journal, Institution of Engineers (I), OrissaStateCenter, 32-36.
    8.Pradhan, G. K., Pradhan, P. K. and Rajasekhar, S. (1994) “Stability of fluid flows through a porous medium”. Journal of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Vol. 28, No. 4, 149-167.
    9.Pradhan, P. K.(1994) “Failure of foundation soil due to liquifaction under earthquake”. Technical Journal, Orissa Engineering Congress - 1994, 21-26. Recipient of 2nd Prize in Civil Engg. Division.
    10.Mahakul, B. and Pradhan, P. K. (1993) “A case study of feasibility of ground water potential in Bhawanipatna block of Kalahandi district”. Technical Journal, Institution of Engineers (I),Orissa State Center, 88-92. Recipient of BanabihariMohanty Memorial Award for the best paper in irrigation and water management.
    11.Pradhan, P. K. (1993) “Aerial photograph interpretation and its application to Civil Engineering”. Technical Journal, Orissa Engimeering Congress - 1993, 1-7.

    Conferences

    1.International Conferences: Mohanty, S.K., Pradhan, P. K., Mohanty, C.R. (2016),“Stabilization of Expansive Soil Using Fly-ash and Lime” Int. Conf. on Advanced Material Technologies (ICAMT)-2016, 27-28 December, 2016 Dadi Institute of Engineering and Technology (DIET), Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India.
    2.Mohanty, S.K., Pradhan, P.K., Mohanty, C.R. (2016),“Strength Characteristics of Expansive Soil Stabilized with Fly-ash and lime” Int. Conf. on Recent Advances in Mechanics and Materials (ICRaM), Dec 17-18, 2016,VSSUT., Burla.
    3.Kar, R. K., Pradhan, P. K.(2016). “Fiber-Reinforced Subgrade for Low Volume Roads”Int. Conf. on Recent Advances in Mechanics and Materials (ICRaM), Dec 17-18, 2016,VSSUT., Burla.
    4.Pradhan, P. K. and Kar, R. K. (2009) “Use of fly ash as filler in asphalt paving mixes”, In Proc: Int. Conf. on Pavement Engg. (ICPE-09), 14-15th February, 2009, C. E. T., Bhubaneswar.
    5.Sahoo, J. P. and Pradhan, P. K. (2009) “Improvement of expansive subgrade using cement stabilized soil as cushion”, In Proc: Int. Conf. on Pavement Engg. (ICPE-09), 14-15th February, 2009, C.E.T., Bhubaneswar.
    6.Pradhan, P. K., Tripathy, S., Kar, R. K. and Das, B. M. (2006) “Strength and compressibility characteristics of randomly distributed fiber reinforced soil”, In Proc:International Conference on New Developments in Geoenvironmental and Geotechnical Engineering, 9-11 November,2006,  Korea, pp. 212-222.
    7.Pradhan, P. K., Baidya, D. K. and Ghosh D. P. (2006) “Vertical vibration of foundations resting on layered soil”, In Proc: International Conference on New Developments in Geoenvironmental and Geotechnical Engineering, 9-11 November, 2006, Korea, pp. 415-422, 2006.
    8.Pradhan, P. K., Baidya, D. K. and Ghosh D. P. (2004) “Vertical dynamic response of foundation resting on viscoelastic layered soil using cone model”, In Proc: 11th ICSDEE & 3rd ICEGE, Jan 7-9, Univ. of California, Berkeley, USA, Vol. 2, pp. 853-860.
    9.Pradhan, P. K., Baidya, D. K. and Ghosh D. P. (2004) “Dynamic response of foundation resting on viscoelastic soil layer underlain by rigid rock”, In Proc.Int. conf. on Geotechnical Engg., Univ. of Sharjah-UAE, 3-6th Oct., pp. 371-377.
    10.Pradhan, P. K. (1997) “Effect of geotextile reinforcement on load-settlement behaviour of sand”. In Proc:Geosynthetics Asia’ 97, Bangalore, India, 1997.
    11.National Conferences: S. Sahoo, H. Panda, S.K.Mohanty,C. R Mohanty and P. K. Pradhan(2013).”Utilization of Dolochar in Road Construction”
    12.P. K. Pradhan., K.S.Singh, S.Routand S.K.Mohanty (2013).“Improvement of Characteristics of Soil Stabilised with Fly Ash: A Brief Review”,National Seminar on Utilisation of Fly Ash in Geotechnical Structures. Indian Geotechnical Society, BBSR Chap 8-9th November,2013.
    13.P. K. Pradhan., K.S.Singh, S.Rout,S.K.Mohantyand N. K. Mishra (2013). “Strength Characteristics of Clayey Sub-grade Soil Stabilized with Fly Ash and Lime for Road Work”,National Seminar on Utilisation of Fly Ash in Geotechnical Structures. Indian Geotechnical Society, BBSR Chap 8-9th November,2013.
    14.Kar, R. K., Pradhan, P. K. and A. Naik (2012) “CBR of Cohesive Soil with Random Inclusion of polypropylene and Coir Fibers”. Advances in Mechanics and Materials, Feb. 25-26, 2012, VSSUT, Burla, Odisha.
    15.Pradhan, P. K., Sahoo, J. P. and Kar, R. K. (2007) “Behaviour of randomly distributed fiber reinforced soil”, In Proc: National Conference on Rural Roads, 22-24 May, VigyanBhawan, New Delhi, pp. 132-139.
    16.Pradhan, P. K. and Kar, R. K. (2007) “Development of aggregate grading with minimum voids for asphalt paving mixes”, In Proc: Recent Advances in Civil Engineering (RACE-07), 1-2nd March, College of Engg. & Tech., Bhubaneswar, pp. 216-218.
    17.Pradhan, P. K. and Sahoo, J. P. (2007) “Strength characteristics of randomly distributed fiber reinforced soil”, In Proc: Recent Advances in Civil Engineering (RACE-07), 1-2nd March, College of Engg. & Tech., Bhubaneswar, pp. 170-174.
    18.Pradhan, P. K. and Sahoo, J. P. (2007) “Natural frequency of foundation resting on sand stratum”, In Proc: National conference (ATMIDPA-2007), 12-13 Jan, KIIT, Bhubaneswar.
    19.Pradhan, P. K. (2006) “Vertical vibration of surface foundations on layered soil using cone model”, In Proc: Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC 2006), 16-18 Dec, IIT Madras, Chennai, India, Vol. 2, pp. 451-454.
    20.Pradhan, P. K., Baidya, D. K. and Ghosh D. P. (2005) “Dynamic Impedance of Surface foundations on Non-homogeneous Half-space using cone model”, In Proc: Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC 2005), Dec. 17- 19, Ahmedabad, India, Vol. 2, pp. 67-70.
    21.Pradhan, P. K., Baidya, D. K. and Ghosh D. P. (2005) “Machine foundations on layered soil”, In Proc: All India Seminar onAdvances on Geotechnical Engineering, NIT, Rourkela, 22-23 Jan, pp. 40-48.
    22.Pradhan, P. K., Baidya, D. K. and Ghosh D. P. (2004) “Foundation response on a soil layer over rigid rock under torsional dynamic excitation”, In Proc: Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC 2004), Dec. 18- 20, Warangal, Vol. 1, pp. 215-218.
    23.Pradhan, P. K., Baidya, D. K. and Ghosh D. P. (2003) “Impedance functions of rigid circular foundation resting on layered soil”, InProc. Indian Geotechnical Conf. (IGC 2003), I. I. T, Roorkee, 18- 20 Dec, Vol. 1, pp. 89-92.
    24.Pradhan, P. K., Baidya, D. K. and Ghosh D. P. (2003) “Dynamic response of foundations resting on a soil layer underlain by rigid rock”, In Proc: All India Seminar on Emerging Trends in Structural Mechanics and Composites (ETSMC-2003), Nov. 1-2, N. I. T., Rourkela, India, pp. 22-33.
    25.Pradhan, P. K. (1998) “Use of geogrids for formation rehabilitation and track-bed stabilization in railways”. In Proc: National seminar on Rehabilitation of Civil Engg. Structures, Burla.
    26.Pradhan, P. K. (1997) “Ground water assessment and management in drought prone zone of Orissa”. In Proc: 8th National Symposium on Hydrology, 11-12 April, pp. 64-70 Calcutta.
  • Books/ Chapter Published

    1.Strength and Compressibility Characteristics of Fiber-Reinforced Soil (ISBN 978-3-659-39001-2), LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany.
  • Seminar/ Symposia/ Short term Course organized

    1. PMGSY training Programme during 12 - 18 February, 2005
    2. National Seminars Rehabilitation of Civil Engineering Structures during 25-27 April, 1998 in Burla.
    3. National Seminar on Disaster Management: during 13 - 14 Nov, 1999 in Burla.
  • Extra Responsibility

    1. Member Board of Management, VSSUT, Burla.(Member nominated from Academic council & member-convener being Registrar of the University)
    2. Member, Academic Council, VSSUT, Burla
    3. Registrar of VSS University of Technology, Burla from 24/12/2009 to 01/06/2010,05/09/2011 to 14/05/2012 & Continuing since 07.01.2015.
    4. Comptroller of Finance, VSSUT, Burla from 26.09.2015 to 09.10.2015.
    5. Dean Students’ Welfare, VSSUT, Burla from 07.11.2014 to 06.01.2015.
    6. HOD, Civil Engineering Dept, VSSUT, Burla from 19.08.2011 to 17.08.2014.
    7. Professor In-change Civil Works of the University for two years (2009-2011)
    8. Vice PresidentStudents’ Cultural Association: 2008-2009.
    9. Vice President Students’ Tech Fest: SAMAVESH-2011
    10. NSS Programme Coordinator from 2004-2006.
    11. Vice President Students’ Atheletic Club & Conducted Inter College Sports Meet in 2005 & 2006.
    12. Vice President Literary Society from 1999-2001
    13. Member of both Examination & Admission sub-committees for JEE (Main), 1994-2001.
    14. Member of the Senate, Sambalpur University for one term of 3-years (1993-1996).
    15. State resource Personon Earthquake Risk Management: Trained under Ministry of Home Affairs Govt. of India and delivered lectures to Govt Engineers in the training programs conducted at CET, BBSR, NIT, RKL and IGIT during 2008-09.
    16. Member of State Technical Agency, Burla under Pradhan MantriGramyaSadakYojona (PMGSY) of Govt. of India: (i) scrutinized the proposals for rural roads of the state and checking their design, estimate and execution and (ii) delivered guest lectures in all the PMGSY training programs held at College of Engg. & Tech., Bhubaneswar, UCE, Burla and NIT, Rourkela during 2004 to 2007.
    17. Reviewer in the following International Journals
      • Journal of Geotech.&Geoenv.Engg., ASCE,
      • Journal of Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engg., Elsevier
      • Journal of Sound and Vibrations, Elsevier
      • Journal of Geotechnical & Geological Engineering, Springer.
      • Journal of Geo-mechanics and Engineering, Techno-press
      • Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering (EJGE)
      • International Journal of Earth Science & Engineering
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  • Address for Communication

    Present Address : 
    M-4R/1, Professors’ Colony-I,
    VSSUT Residential Campus
    PO: Engg. College, Burla
    Sambalpur, Odisha – 768018
    Ph: +91-663-2430761
      Permanent Address : 
    35, Lane-1, Road-1,
    Sri JagannathVihar
    Bhubaneswar- 751004
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