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Dr. Divya P. V.
Asst. Professor
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Geotechnical Engg. and Geoenvironmental Engg:

1) Reinforced Soil & Ground Improvement Techniques 

  •         -- Soil stabilization
  •         -- 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

  •         -- 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

Vibha (MS: On going) : Area of research: Mechanically stabilized soil walls and slopes with hybrid geosynthetic reinforced marginal fills, at the onset of rainfall and seepage

Dhanya (PhD: On going) : Area of research: Filtration and drainage using geosynthetics within unconventional geomaterials

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 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 and Divya,P.V.
Recent Advances in Sustainable Geotechnics, Special publication, Indian geotechnical Journal, Springer. (2019)
Vibha S. and Divya,P.V.
ISSMGE TC107 Symposium on Laterites and Lateritic Soils 87-94 (2019)
Vibha,S and Divya,P.V.
Indian Geotechnical Conference 2019 (2019)
Dhanya K.A. and Divya,P.V. (2019) “Geosynthetic filters to Prevent Soil Piping and Internal Erosion.”, ISSMGE TC107
ISSMGE TC107 Symposium on Laterites and Lateritic Soils 1 (1) 95-104 (2019)