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Civil Engineering Research & Consultancy

  1. Dynamic response of stiffened isotropic/composite shells
  2. Retrofitting of concrete structures with FRP composites
  3. Dynamic response of foundation
  4. Modeling foundation vibration
  5. Machine foundation
  6. Dynamic properties of layered/non-homogeneous soil
  7. Discrete fiber reinforced soil
  8. Swell-shrink behavior of expansive soil
  9. Mechanism of breaching of fuse plug in earthen dams
  10. Urban drainage planning
  11. Neural network Application in Hydrology and Water Resource Management
  12. Rainfall – runoff modeling
  13. Sedimentation studies of Hirakud Reservoir
  14. Application of Neural networks and Neuro- fuzzy techniques for reservoir Management
  15. Snow dynamics
  16. Lime-fly ash stabilization of subgrade, sub-base and base courses of pavements

The current research works that are being carried out in the department are:

  1. Institute is one of the “State Technical Agency” (STA) appointed by “National Rural Roads Development Agency”(NRRDA), Ministry of Rural Development, Govt.of India, New Delhi. As STA the department is involved in scrutiny of the DPRs for rural roads under PMGSY including quality monitoring and research activities to PMGSY roads. As the Head of this department is a member of the state level steering committee for PMGSY works of Orissa, the department also takes part in the policy making decision for implementation of the above works in the state.
  2.  The Department is one of the ‘ State Resource Institute’ (SRI) appointed by Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India for supporting the ‘National Programme Capacity Building for Engineers in Earthquake Risk Management’ (NPCBEERM) in state. The Govt. of Orissa has identified this department for providing practical training to the engineers in practice of the state and guidance to the urban local bodies as consultant in structural design and construction of earthquake resistant building.
  3. The department is entrusted to prepare developmental plan of Sambalpur town under Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and Medium Towns (UIDSSMT) by Ministry of Urban Developments, Govt. of India. Under this programme, the department has already prepared DPR in six major sectors, such as, Development & Improvement of Roads, Bridges and Parking Lots of Sambalpur Town (Rs. 58 Crores), Water Supply to Uncovered Area of Sambalpur Town (Rs. 24 Crores), Improvement of Sanitation System of Sambalpur Town (Rs. 5 Crores), Solid Waste management of Sambalpur Town (Rs. 3 Crores), Preservation & Development of Water Bodies and Water Retaining Structures of Sambalpur Town (Rs. 8 Crores), Unban Renewal and Heritage Conservation of Sambalpur Town (Rs. 9 Crores) for the holistic development of the Sambalpur town and submitted to Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India for necessary financial support. The Govt. of India has already sanctioned the budget for two sectors namely, Water supply and sanitation.
  4. The “Integrated Wasteland Development Project” (IWDP) is taken up by the department to give technical guidance for holistic development of Kilasama Mini-Watershed of Kilasama G.P., Dhanakauda Block of Sambalpur District. This project is funded by the Department of Rural Development, Govt. of India, being an implementation Project; it is operated by the Watershed Association in the village level with direct involvement of beneficiaries such as SHGs and User groups.
  5. The Department has conducted the Hydrological Survey work for Ash Pond and Redmud Pond at NALCO, M&R Complex, Damanjodi.
  6. The “Hydrological survey for measurement of total area of power channel in Hirakud power system supported by Orissa Hydro Power Corporation(OHPC) through IDCO” is taken by the Department.
  7. The Department has provided the technical inputs for rehabilitation of Training Centre of NTPC, Kaniah using Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Techniques.

    8. The Department involves in regular extensive laboratory testing of Civil Engineering Materials such as, Cement, Sand, Coarse aggregates, Steel, Water, Soil, Bitumen etc., received from various Govt., Public and Private Sectors.

MAJOR RESEARCH PROJECTS DURING LAST 5 YEARS

Sl. No Name of  Faculty Name of project Funding Agency Grants Received (Rs.)
1 Prof. A. N. Nayak
Dr. C. R. Mohanty
Characterization of  LWC using ash cenosphere DST (2015) 13,23,000
2 Dr. C. R. Mohanty
Dr. R. R. Dash
Field trials of low cost  fluoride filter DST (2014) 12,78,000
3 Prof. P. K. Pradhan
Dr. C. R. Mohanty
MODROB
(Env. Engg Lab)
AICTE (2014) 18,04,000
4 Prof. P. K. Das MODROBS 
( Hydraulic Flow Lab)
AICTE (2014) 20,00,000

TOTAL

64,05,000

CONSULTANCY PROJECTS DURING LAST 5 YEARS

Sl.No Name of Project(Last Five Years) Agency Consultancy charges (Rs. In Lakhs)
1 Testing of Civil Engg. materials Various agencies 79.75
2 Scrutiny of DPR of PMGSY roads and bridges NRRDA 28.85
3 Geotechnical exploration and tests to be conducted for assessing subsoil condition for construction of 928 quarters (G+8) for Basundhara area of MCL (2016) MCL, Burla 6.63
4 Construction of two blocks of (B+S+9)(Block A) &)(Block B) multistoried apartment building and one block of (G+2) (Block C) residential building at Dumduma (Phase-VI)
Construction of MIG two blocks (B+S+8) LIG two Blocks (S+8 ) multistoried EWS- Two Blocks (G+4) & EWS-  Two Blocks (G+4) and 6 nos. buildings at Dumuduma Bhubaneswar (Phase-VII)
OSHB 7.33
5 Construction of A-type school building 9 unit staff quarters, Boundary wall etc. & construction of Kendriya Vidyalaya No- 6- Pokhoriput, BBSR, Odisha HSCL-BBSR 1.42
6 NDT for concrete of Silo foundation (2015) Aditya Aluminium 06.90
7 Hydraulic &structural design of water treatment plant for  Rengali Area (2015)  RWSS division, Sambalpur 01.50
8 Study on environmental impact of fly ash from major thermal power plants in Odisha (2015) SPCB Odisha 13.50
9 Audit report on fly ash generation and utilisation in coal based thermal power stations of Odisha (2014)  SPCB Odisha 02.90
10 Non-destructive Test of Bank’s Office Building and Residential Buildings.(2014) RBI, BBSR 04.40
11 Checking on stability of main and other residential buildings of RBI using latest EQ codes, Bhubaneswar (2011) RBI, BBSR 09.50
12 Checking of design and drawing for the construction of Town Hall cum Auditorium.(2012) NAC Binika 0.95
13 Vetting of Hydraulic design, Structural Design and Estimates of Water Treatment  Plant (2015) RWSS division, Sambalpur 0.92
14 Proof Checking of structural Design & Drawing and Conducting NDT and Issue of Structural Stability Certificate of Part C Building.(2011) CIPET, BBSR 0.80
15 Checking of Structural Drawings and Adequacy of Self-supporting Towers. (2012) MCL, Burla 01.20
TOTAL 166.55

List of Doctoral Students

Sl. No. Name of student Year of award Guide
1 Dr. M.C. Sahu 1980 Prof. R.N. Das
2 Dr. M.S. Rao 1981 Self Guided
3 Dr. A. P. Mishra 1982 Prof. B. Behera
4 Dr. N.K. Pattanayak 1985 Prof. R.N. Das
5 Dr. J. Pradhan 1999 Prof. M.S. Rao
6 Dr. S.K. Srivastava 2008 Prof. P.C. Swain
7 Dr. K.C. Sahoo 2011 Prof. P.K. Das
8 Dr. H.J. Shiv Prasad 2012 Prof. P.C. Swain
9 Dr. R.K. Kar 2012 Prof. P.K. Pradhan
10 Dr. D.K. Ghose 2013 Prof. P.C. Swain
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