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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
  •         -- Slope stabilization and landslide mitigation

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 Reinforced soil structures
Ground Improvement
Reinforced earth walls and embankments
Rainfall induced slope failures and landslide mitigation
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

Dhanya K.A., Musaib A., Divya P.V.
Ground Improvement and Reinforced Soil Structures, Springer book chapter, ISBN:978-981-16-1831-4, Vol.152, pp-697-707 (2021)
Vibha, S., Divya, P.V.
International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering, Springer. 7 (9) (2021)
Vibha,S and Divya,P.V.
Proceedings of the Indian Geotechnical Conference 2019. 137 167-176 (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)