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Dr. Divya P. V.
Asst. Professor
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Geotechnical Engg. and Geoenvironmental Engg: https://icsr.iitpkd.ac.in/sites/default/files/WEB%20CV%20%28Divya%29.pdf

1) Reinforced Soil & Ground Improvement Techniques 

  •         -- Soil stabilization and slope protection
  •         -- Engineering behaviour and Cracking characteristics of soft clayey soils
  •         -- Sustainable use of industrial waste

2) Geosynthetics: Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental applications

  •         -- Reinforced soil walls, foundations & Embankments
  •         -- Geosynthetics : reinforcement, filtration and drainage, landfill barriers

3) Green Geotechnics: Sustainable Practices

  •         -- Landfills & waste containment systems
  •         -- Bulk utilization of potential waste materials in geotechnical applications

4) Physical and numerical modelling in Geotechnical Engg., Application of Image analysis

  •         -- 1g and Centrifuge modelling Techniques, DIC
Research Group

Musaib Ahmed (2019; PhD: Ongoing): Area of Research: Rainfall induced slope failures in lateritic soil slopes

Vibha S. (2018, MS: Ongoing) : Performance of mechanically stabilized earth structures with marginal backfills at the onset of rainfall infiltration

Dhanya K.A. (2018: PhD: Ongoing) : Hydro-mechanical behaviour of geosynthetic reinforced MSE structures with marginal lateritic backfills

Rajesh Kumar Meena (2018): Geosynthetic reinforced soil walls with construction and demolition waste backfills

Parag Gaikwad (2018): Failure mechanism of group of stone columns in clay under a railway embankment


Projects Guided:

  • -- Behaviour of Geosynthetic Encased CCD Stone Columns
  • -- Numerical studies on slope failure mitigation by using Soil Nails - A case study
  • -- Performance evaluation of bentonite amended coal ash as a landfill barrier
  • -- Stabilization of expansive clay blended with RHA and lime
  • -- Load settlement characteristics of strip footing on geogrid reinforced clay
  • -- Bearing capacity and settlement of coir braided geogrid and geocell reinforced soil


Research Area
Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering
Geosynthetics and Ground improvement techniques
Reinforced earth walls and embankments
Engg. behaviour of soft clayey soils
Centrifuge Modelling and Image analysis
Additional Information

CE 5002: Applied Soil Mechanics (PG)

CE 5604: Geosynthetics and Reinforced Soil Structures (PG)

CE 5607: Ground Improvement (PG)

CE 5007:Soil Engineering (PG)

CE 4504: Ground Improvement and Reinforced Soil (UG)

CE 3350: Geotechnical Engineering (UG)

CE 2060: Geology and Soil Mechanics (UG)

CE 3410: Construction Materials Lab (with Dr. Madhu, Dr. Anil and Dr. Sudheesh) (UG)

CE 2050: Building Drawing (with Dr. Anil) (UG)

Recent Publications

Vibha, S., Divya, P.V.
International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering, Springer. 7 (9) (2021)
Divya P.V., Garg A., Ananthakrishnan K.P.
Springer Book Chapter: Problematic Soils and Geoenvironmental Concerns, Springer. 88 (2020)
Vibha, S. and Divya P.V
Indian Geotechnical Journal, Springer. (2020)
Divya P.V., Viswanadham B.V.S., Gourc J.P.
Geosynthetic International (2020)
Vibha,S and Divya,P.V.
International Conference on Geoenvironment and Sustainability 229-236 (2020)