Faculty Profile

Dr. Vikas Pratap Singh 

Designation :Assistant Professor
Qualifications :Ph.D. (2009-Geotechnical Engineering-IISc Bangalore), M.Tech. (2005-Geotechnical Engineering-MNNIT Allahabad), B.E. (2002-Civil Engineering-VTU Belgaum)
Contact Detail :Dept. of Civil Engineering, NIT, Uttarakhand-246174
Email :vpsingh@nituk.ac.in
Phone No.:01346-257 533
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Research Interests

Computational Geotechnics, Reliability Analysis, Reinforced Earth, Soil Nailing Technique

Brief Research Profile

I have worked mostly on computational and reliability based analyses of geotechnical structures such as soil nail walls, reinforced earth walls, slope stability, and shallow foundations. I am keen to work in the field of forensic geotechnical engineering, pavement geotechnics, subsurface exploration, and landslide mitigation methods.

Journal Publication Details Singh VP (2019). Reliability based stability assessment of natural slopes. Indian Geotechnical Journal. (Available Online, doi: 10.1007/s40098-019-00352-y).
Sivakumar Babu GL, Singh VP and Murthy BRS (2011). Soil nailing for rehabilitation of reinforced earth wall distress. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Ground Improvement, Vol. 164, No. GI4 (November), pp. 235-244. (doi: 10.1680/grim.9.00031).
Sivakumar Babu GL and Singh VP (2011). Reliability based load and resistance factors for soil nailing. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 48, No. 6 (June), pp. 915-930. (doi: 10.1139/t11-005).
Singh VP and Sivakumar Babu GL (2010). 2D Numerical simulations of soil nail walls. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Vol. 28, No. 4 (July), pp. 299-309. (doi: 10.1007/s10706-009-9292-x).
Sivakumar Babu GL and Singh VP (2010). Adequacy of field pullout testing of soil nails. Georisk: Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards, Vol. 4, No. 2 (June), pp. 93-98. (doi: 10.1080/17499510903439388).
Sivakumar Babu GL and Singh VP (2010). Reliability analyses of a prototype soil nail wall using regression models. Geomechanics and Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 2 (June), pp. 71-88. (doi: 10.12989/gae.2010.2.2.071).
Singh VP and Sivakumar Babu GL (2010). Reliability based LRFD for shallow foundations. Indian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 40, No. 2 (April), pp. 135-144.
Sivakumar Babu GL and Singh VP (2010). Soil nails field pullout testing: evaluation and applications. International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 1 (January), pp. 13-21. (doi: 10.3328/IJGE.2010.04.01.13-21).
Sivakumar Babu GL and Singh VP (2009). Reliability based study on seismic stability of soil nail walls. Geotechnical Engineering Journal, Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society, Vol. 40, No. 4 (December), pp. 237-246.
Singh VP (2009). Alluvial soils as subgrade material: Laboratory and statistical evaluation. Georisk: Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards, Vol. 3, No. 4 (December), pp. 232-239. (doi: 10.1080/17499510902937440).
Sivakumar Babu GL and Singh VP (2009). Deformation and stability regression models for soil nail walls. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 162, No. GE4 (August), pp. 213-223. (doi: 10.1680/geng.2009.162.4.213).
Sivakumar Babu GL and Singh VP (2009). Simulation of soil nail structures using PLAXIS 2D. Plaxis Bulletin, Vol. 25 (April), pp. 16-21.
Sivakumar Babu GL and Singh VP (2009). Reliability analysis of soil nail walls. Georisk: Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards, Vol. 3, No. 1 (March), pp. 44-54. (doi: 10.1080/17499510802541425).
Sivakumar Babu GL and Singh VP (2009). Appraisal of soil nailing design. Indian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 39, No. 1 (January), pp. 81-95.
Sivakumar Babu GL and Singh VP (2009). Stability analysis of prototype soil nail wall. Consulting Ahead, Journal of Consultancy Development Centre, Vol. 3, No. 1 (January), pp. 10-19.
Sivakumar Babu GL and Singh VP (2008). Finite element analysis of prototype soil nailed walls - a case study. Highway Research Journal, Highway Research Board, Indian Roads Congress, Vol. 1, No. 1 (July-December), pp. 99-106.
Sivakumar Babu GL and Singh VP (2008). Numerical analyses of performance of soil nail walls in seismic conditions. ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Vol. 45, No. 1-2 (March-June), pp. 31-40.
Sivakumar Babu GL and Singh VP (2007). Stabilization of vertical cut using soil nailing. Plaxis Bulletin, Vol. 22 (October), pp. 06-09.

Conference Publication Details: Singh VP (2018). Statistical evaluation of alluvial soils as pavement foundation material. In CD-ROM Proceedings of the Indian Geotechnical Conference, Bengaluru, Paper Id. Th-09-27, December 13-15.
Singh VP (2017). Factorial design based stability analysis of infinite slopes. In Proceedings of the Conference on Infrastructure Sustainability in Hilly Regions CISHR, Srinagar Garhwal, December 21-23, Paper Id. 09, pp. 29-34.
Singh VP (2017). Bearing capacity improvement of incompetent foundation soil for a reinforced earth wall. In CD-ROM Proceedings of the Indian Geotechnical Conference GeoNEst, Guwahati, Paper Id. Th09_252, December 14-16.
Singh M and Singh VP (2015). Active seismic earth pressure due to unsaturated backfill. In CD-ROM Proceedings of the 50th Indian Geotechnical Conference GIFT, Pune, Paper Id. 112, December 17-19.
Singh M and Singh VP (2014). Influence of matrix suction on stability analysis of unsaturated slopes. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure ICSCI 2014, Hyderabad, October 17-18, paper no. 71, pp. 437-442.
Kumar M, Gambhir ML and Singh VP (2013). Probabilistic effect of aggregate grading on partial safety factors for concrete. In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Concrete Sustainability ICCS 2013, Tokyo, May 27-29, Paper No. S3-1-3, pp. 822-829.
Singh VP (2013). Computational modelling of soil nail walls. In Proceedings of the National Conference on Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Aspects of Wastes and Their Utilization in Infrastructure Projects GGWUIP 2013, Ludhiana, February 15-16, Vol. 2, pp. 473-480.
Singh VP (2012). LRFD for soil nail walls. In CD-ROM Proceedings of the International Conference on Recent Advances in Engineering, Technology and Management SPICON 2012, Mumbai, Paper No GEO-001, May 31st - June 02nd.
Bajaj K, Shrivastava Y and Singh VP (2011). Soil stabilsation using pozzolanic materials. In Proceedings of the Indian Geotechnical Conference GEOCHALLENGES, Kochi, Paper No. H-101, December 15-17, pp. 405-408.
Singh VP and Sivakumar Babu GL (2008). Reliability based assessment of stability of soil nailed walls under seismic conditions. In Proceedings of the Indian Geotechnical Conference GEOAGE, Bangalore, December 17-19, Vol. 2, pp. 551-554.
Sivakumar Babu GL and Singh VP (2007). Stabilization of vertical-cut using soil-nailing - a numerical analysis. In Proceedings of the Silver Jubilee Conference on Geotechnical Engineering Experiences and Practices GEOTECHNICA 2007, New Delhi, May 18-19, pp. 347-355.
Tiwari RP, Singh VP and Rathod GW (2005). Statistical prediction of permeability for drainage layers in pavement. In Proceedings of the National Conference on Geotechnics in Environmental Protection GEN 2005, Allahabad, April 9-10, pp. IX 20-IX 22.
Seminar/ Workshop/ Conference/ STC Organized Organised a three-days workshop on Geotechnical and Environmental Aspects of Urban Infrastructure Development at Institute of Infrastructure Technology, Research and Management (IITRAM), Ahmedabad from 20th - 22nd December, 2017.
Following are a few of the selected Seminar/ Workshop/ Conference/ STC attended-participated:
Attended AICTE recognized Short Term Course on Induction (Pedagogical) Training Programme held on 20th-24th January, 2014 at National Institute of Technical Teacher's Training and Research (NITTTR), Chandigarh, India.
Attended two days TEQIP sponsored Workshop on Applications of Remote Sensing and GIS in Civil Engineering held on 6th-7th March, 2014 at Thapar University, Patiala, India.
Attended one-day International Workshop on Reinforced Soil and Geosynthetic Engineering held on 16th December, 2012 at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana, India.
Participated in 12th IACMAG conference on Geomechanics in the Emerging Social and Technological Age held from 1st-6th October, 2008 at Goa, India.
Participated in Prof. T. S. Nagaraj Memorial National Seminar: Geotechnics for Infrastructure held from 28th-29th September, 2007 at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
Participated in PLAXIS - International Course on Computational Geomechanics held from 21st-23rd February, 2007 at Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India.
Attended a two-week AICTE sponsored Staff Development Programme on Disaster Prevention and Mitigation held from 28th May-8th June, 2012 at Thapar University, Patiala, India.
Professional Affiliation Post-Phd work experience of more than 08 years at academic institutes including UPES Dehradun, Thapar University Patiala, NIT Patna, and IITRAM Ahmedabad.
Served as Member, Board of Studies - Civil Engineering for Punjab Technical University Jalandhar, Thapar University Patiala, and GSFC University Vadodara
Reviewer for Geotechnical & Geological Engineering Journal, Sadhana - Academy Proceedings in Engineering Science, International Journal of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Civil Engineering Infrastructures Journal, and Construction & Building Materials.
Life Member of Indian Geotechnical Society (LM 2721).
Research Supervised Following are the selected research based UG projects supervised:
Arihant, Gaurav and Tushar (2017), Experimental Evaluation and Analysis of Liquefaction Potential.
Charmy, Harshil and Kaushal (2016), Design of Mechanically Stabilized Earth Embankment for Flyover.
Mandeep (2015), Seismic Earth Pressure due to Unsaturated Backfill, Published in National Conference.
Mandeep (2014), Stability Analysis of Unsaturated Slopes, Published in International Conference.
Ketan and Yash (2011), Effect of Relative Compaction and Percent Fines on the Permeability of Soils, Published in National Conference.
Book/Chapter Publications Sivakumar Babu GL and Singh VP (2016). Back analyses in geotechnical engineering (Chapter 07). In Forensic Geotechnical Engineering, Edited by VVS Rao and GL Sivakumar Babu, Springer India, pp. 113-118. (doi: 10.1007/978-81-322-2377-1_7).
Sivakumar Babu GL and Singh VP (2013). Section 3200 Soil Nailing. In: MoRTH Specifications for Road and Bridge Works, Indian Roads Congress, 5th Revision, pp. 819-828.
Sivakumar Babu GL and Singh VP (2012). Soil nailing - design and construction (Chapter 14). In Earth Reinforcement - Design and Construction, Edited by GV Rao, SJ Kumar and GVSS Raju, Central Board of Irrigation and Power, New Delhi, Pub. No. 314, pp. 166-215 (ISBN: 81-7336-321-8).
Administrative Responsiblities Associate Dean (Planning and Development) at NIT Uttarakhand (16th Jul, 2018 - till date).
Head - Department of Civil Engineering at NIT Uttarakhand (16th Jul, 2018 - 31st Jan, 2019).
Coordinator - Department of Civil Engineering at IITRAM Ahmedabad (19th Feb, 2016 - 12th Jul, 2017) .
U.G. Course Coordinator at UPES Dehradun (1st Jul, 2010 - 30th Jun, 2011).
Patents/Projects NIL
Awards & Honours MHRD GATE scholarship for pursuing M. Tech. (2003-2005).
IGS-Dr. B.B. Rai - S.N. Gupta Biennial Award (2011) for the paper entitled, Appraisal of Soil Nailing Design, published in the Indian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 39, No. 1, January 2009 (pp.81-95).