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Dr. Tadikonda Venkata Bharat
Professor

M-Block, Room # 101

Tel: +91-361-258 2417 (O);
                -258 4417 (R);

Fax: +91-361-258 2440

Email: tvb@iitg.ernet.in

 


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Education

  • Ph. D. (2009) Geotechnical Engineering - Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

  • M. Sc. Eng. (2004) Geotechnical Engineering - Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

  • B. E. (2002) Civil Engineering - S. R. K. R. Eng. College, Andhra University, India

Professional Experience

  • Professor (Since September 2021), Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India

  • Associate Professor (December 2016 - September 2021), Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India

  • Assistant Professor (November 2012 - December 2016), Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India

  • Post-Doctoral Researcher (Aug, 2012 - Nov, 2012), Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

  • Guest Faculty (June, 2012 - Aug, 2012), Department of Civil Engineering, J.N.T.U. Kakinada, Kakinada, India

  • Post-Doctoral Researcher (Sep, 2010 - May, 2012), Department of Civil & Geological Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

  • Visiting fellow (Oct, 2009 - April, 2010), Department of Civil & Geological Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Research Interest

  • Mechanisms and Mitigation of Rainfall-induced Landslides

  • Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental engineering aspects of Waste containment facilities (Landfills, Nuclear waste repositories, etc.)

  • Mineralogical aspects of clays for predicting the engineering behavior (i.e., Subsidence and Heave)

  • Inverse analysis in Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental engineering problems

  • Geotechnical aspects of heritage structures

Honors/Awards/Fellowships/Recognition

  • Prof. A.V. Shroff Biennial Award  for the best paper published on “Grouting Tech/Environment Tech” published through Indian Geotechnical Society, 2017

  • IEI - Young Engineers Award, by Institution of Engineers, India, 2013

  • INSPIRE (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research) Faculty Award, for consucting the research, by Department of Science and Technology (DST), 2013

  • Smt. Indira Joshi Biennial Prize, for the best paper published in International/National conferences during 2009-2010, by Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS), 2010

  • GSEP fellowship (worth $10,000 CAD, for 6 months), by Canadian Bureau for International Education, Canada, 2009

  • Nominated and Selected by Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS) as a young delegate (to represent India) for the paper presentation in 4th International Young Geotechnical Engineering Conference (iYGEC), Alexandria, Egypt, 2009

  • First prize (cash: Rs. 5000/- and certificate) for best presentation and best paper at “2nd Indian Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference (IYGEC)”at JNTU, Kakinada, 2009

  • Selected for organizing a special session on natural computation techniques in IEEE Swarm Intelligence Symposium-2008, Missouri, USA, 2008 (4th session in the web link: http://www.computelligence.org/sis/2008/?q=node/5)

  • Best performance award for the presentation at “6th Asian Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference” at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 2008

  • Outstanding Student – Paper Award (cash: $800USD), for two papers in “IEEE Swarm Intelligence Symposium”, Missouri, USA, presented by IEEE Computational Intelligence Society – Nature inspired problem solving, USA, 2008

  • Travel grant(s)

    by Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS), India, to represent IGS and present research paper at 4th iYGEC, Egypt, 2009

    by Department of Science & Technology (DST), India, to present research paper at “IEEE Swarm Intelligence Symposium, Missouri, USA”, 2008

    by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India, to present research paper at “GeoCongress-2008, Louisiana, USA”, 2008

    by Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India, to present research paper at “GeoCongress-2008”, Louisiana, USA, 2008

  • Second Prize (only prize given) by Institute of Engineers, Bangalore, India, for the best paper and presentation, 2001

 

Referred Journals:

1.      Das, P. and T. V. Bharat. Assessment of Clay Mineral Attenuation Capacity for Human Viral Pathogens, of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, (ASCE), 26(1): 04021040-1-11, 2022

2.      Tadikonda, V. B., Srivastava, A, and Y. Gapak. Prediction of wetting hydraulic characteristics of compacted bentonites in isochoric conditions, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (ASCE), 147(8), 04021067-1-17, 2021

3.      T. V. Bharat and Y. Gapak. Soil water charcteristic curves of bentonites in isochoric conditions during wetting: measurement and prediction. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 58(5), 711-721, 2021

4.      Das, D. S. T. V. Bharat. Specific Surface Area of Plastic Clays from Equilibrium Sediment Volume under Salt Environment, Geotechnical Testing Journal (ASTM) , Published ahead of print, September 01, 2021 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1520/GTJ20200190)

5.      Das, P., and T. V. Bharat. Kaolin based protective barrier in municipal landfills against adverse chemo-mechanical loadings. Scientific Reports (Nature), 11: 10354, 2021

6.      T. V. Bharat Yadav, H., Mahaur, J. P., and Kushwaha, S. Effect of Aging Time on Consistency Limits of Bentonites, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 38:37373749, 2020

7.      T. V. Bharat, Vasudev, A., Kundu, S., and Ubaid, M. Reply to the discussion by Liu and Lei on Analytical model for consolidation settlements under centrifuge environment, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 57(3), 467-468, 2020

8.      Das, P., and T. V. Bharat. Bentonite Clay: A Potential Natural Sanitizer for Preventing Neurological Disorders, ACS Chemical Neuroscience, 11, 3188?3190, 2020

9.      T. V. Bharat Das, D. S., and Sahu, R. K. ). Prediction of Compressibility Behavior of Clayey Soils of Different Plasticity for Containment Applications at Large Consolidation Pressures, Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste (ASCE), 24(1), 04019036, 2020

10.      Das, P. and T. V. Bharat. Reconstruction of a Wetting-Induced Shallow Landslide in Shillong, India, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Forensic Engineering, 173(2): 48-53, 2020

11.      T. V. Bharat Das P., and Buragadda V. Specific ion effects on surrogate compatibility indices of bentonite for hydraulic barrier applications, International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering , 13(4), 360-368,2019

12.      T. V. Bharat and Ubaid M. Analytical model for consolidation settlements under centrifuge environment.  Canadian Geotechnical Journal ,  56(4), 484-494,2019

13.      T. V. Bharat and Y. Gapak. Hydration kinetics of bentonite buffer material: Influence of vapor pressure, bentonite plasticity, and compaction density, Applied Clay Science, 157, 41-50, 2018

14.      Y. Gapak and T. V. Bharat. Hysteretic water retention behaviour of bentonites, Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste (ASCE), 22(3), 04018008

15.      C. Choudhury and T. V. Bharat. Wetting induced collapse behavior of kaolinite: influence of fabric and inundation pressure, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 55(7), 956-967

16.      T. V. Bharat. Selection and Configuration of Sorption Isotherm Models in Soils Using Artificial Bees Guided by the Particle Swarm, Advances in Artificial Intelligence, , 1-22

17.      P. Das and T. V. Bharat. Effect of Counter Ions on the Diffusion Characteristics of a Compacted Bentonite, Indian Geotechnical Journal, 47(4), 477484, 2017

18.      T. V. Bharat and D.S. Das. Physicochemical approach for analyzing equilibrium volume of clay sediments in salt solutions, Applied Clay Science, 136, 164-175, 2017

19.     Y. Gapak, G. Das, U. Yerramshetty, and T. V. Bharat. Laboratory determination of volumetric shrinkage behavior of bentonites: A critical appraisal, Applied Clay Science, 135, 554-566, 2017

20.     T. V. Bharat and A. Sridharan. A Critical appraisal of Debye length in clay-electrolyte systems, Clays and Clay Minerals, 63(1), 43-50, 2015

21.     T. V. Bharat and A. Sridharan. Prediction of compressibility data for highly plastic clays using diffuse double-layer theory, Clays and Clay Minerals, 63(1), 30-42, 2015

22.        T. V. Bharat. Analytical model for 1-D through-diffusion transport of sorptive contaminants through clay barriers, Environmental Geotechnics (ICE Publishing), 1(4), 210-221, 2013

23.     T. V. Bharat, P. V. Sivapullaiah and M. M. Allam. Novel procedure for the estimation of swelling pressures of bentonites based on diffuse double layer theory, Environmental Earth Sciences (formerly, Environmental Geology; Springer), Vol. 70, 303-314, 2013

24.     T. V. Bharat, P. V. Sivapullaiah and M. M. Allam, Robust solver based on modified particle swarm optimization for improved solution of diffusion transport through containment facilities, Expert systems with Applications (Elsevier), Vol. 39, 10812-10820, 2012

25.     T. V. Bharat and J. Sharma, Inverse modeling in geoenvironmental engineering using a novel particle swarm optimization algorithm, Swarm Intelligence, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Springer), Vol. 6234, 448-455, 2010

26.  T. V. Bharat, P. V. Sivapullaiah and M. M. Allam. Swarm Intelligence Based Solver for Parameter Estimation of Laboratory Through-Diffusion Transport of Contaminants, Computers and Geotechnics (Elsevier), Vol. 36 (6), 984-992, 2009

27.  T. V. Bharat, P. V. Sivapullaiah and M. M. Allam. Swarm Intelligence Based Inverse Model for Characterization of Groundwater Contaminant Source, Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering , Vol. 14, Bundle B, 2009

ASCE - Geotechnical Special Publications (GSP):

28. T. V. Bharat and J. Sharma, Prediction of Compression and Permeability Characteristics of Mine Tailings Using Natural Computation and Large‐Strain Consolidation Framework,  Geotechnical Special publication – 211 (ASCE), Vol. 5, pp. 3868-3877, 2011

29.  T. V. Bharat, P. V. Sivapullaiah and M. M. Allam, Novel implicit automated time-stepping for contaminant transport through soil,  Geotechnical Special publication – 199 (ASCE), pp. 109-118, 2010

30. T. V. Bharat, P. V. Sivapullaiah and M. M. Allam, Numerical modelling of the contaminant transport through stratified soil,  Geotechnical Special publication – 179 (ASCE), 766-773, 2008

International Conference Proceedings:

1. T. V. Bharat, Influence of Fredlund-Xing-Kunze hydraulic models for the prediction of flow through unsaturated soils, Unsaturated Soils: Research and Applications, Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, pp: 1205-1210, UNSAT2014, Sydney, Australia, 2-4 July 2014

2. T. V. Bharat and J. Sharma, Use of metaheuristics for improved estimation of hydraulic properties of unsaturated soil, Proceedings of 65th Canadian Geotechnical Conference,  GeoManitoba-2012, Winninpeg, Canada, , Sept 30-Oct 3, 2012

3.  T. V. Bharat and J. Sharma, Validity limits for Fredlund-Xing-Kunze model for the estimation of hydraulic properties of unsaturated soils, Proceedings of 65th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, GeoManitoba-2012, Winninpeg, Canada, Sep 30-Oct 3, 2012

4.  T. V. Bharat and J. Sharma, Inverse modeling of contaminant transport through soil using natural computation, Proceedings of 63rd Canadian Geotechnical Conference, GeoCalgary, Alberta, Canada, Sep 12-16, 2010

5.  E. C. N. Peter, M. R. Madhav, E. S. Reddy and T. V. Bharat. Modeling dominant transport processes in one-dimensional contaminant transport, Invited paper in the proceedings of International Symposium on Geoenvironmental Engineering (ISGE)-2009, Hangzou, China, Sept 8-10, 2009

6.  T. V. Bharat, Metaheuristics for parameter estimation in contaminant transport modeling through soils, Proceedings of 4th International Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference, Alexandria (Egypt), Oct 2-6, 2009

7.  T. V. Bharat, P. V. Sivapullaiah and M. M. Allam. Novel inverse model based on bio-inspired algorithms for contaminant transport through landfill liners, Proceedings of 6th Asian Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference, pp: 311-321, 2008, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

8.  T. V. Bharat, Agent Based Algorithms for Design Parameters Estimation in Contaminant Transport Inverse Problems, Proceedings of IEEE Swarm Intelligence Symposium, St. Louis, MO, USA, pp-1-7, 2008 (Received Student-paper award)

9.  T. V. Bharat, P. V. Sivapullaiah and M. M. Allam. Accurate Parameter Estimation of Contaminant Transport Inverse Problem Using Particle Swarm Optimization, Proceedings of IEEE Swarm Intelligence Symposium, St. Louis, MO, USA, pp-1-7, 2008 (Received 25 scholarly citations and Student-paper award)

10.  T. V. Bharat, P. V. Sivapullaiah and M. M. Allam. Swarm Intelligence Based Inverse Model for Laboratory Double-Reservoir Diffusion Experiments, Proceedings of 12th International conference of International Association for Computer methods in Geomechanics (IACMAG),  pp: 2572-2579, Goa, 2008

11. T. V. Bharat, P. V. Sivapullaiah and M. M. Allam. Novel algorithm for the estimation of swell pressure of fine-grained soils based on Diffuse Double Layer (DDL) theory, Proceedings of 12th International conference of IACMAG (International Association for Computer methods in Geomechanics), pp: 1413-1419, 2008

UG Courses taught/teaching

CE 215- Geotechnical Engineering Lab - I . (I Semester, 2012-2013)

CE 303- Geotechnical Engineering - II (I Semester, 2013-2014; 2014-2015)

CE 313- Geotechnical Engineering Lab. - II (I Semester, 2013-2014; 2014-2015)

PG Courses taught/teaching

CE 648- Applied Soil Mechanics (I Semester, 2012-2013)

CE 618- Mechanics of Unsaturated Soils (II Semester, 2013-2014)

Professional Membership

Member of Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS)

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Research Projects

Ph.D Students:

# Name of the student Status Topic/Thesis Title
1 Dr. Yagom Gapak Degree Awarded (2018) Wetting Hydraulic Functions and Infiltration Characteristics of Bentonites: Influence of Plasticity and Compaction Density
2 Dr. Chinumani Choudhury Degree Awarded (2019) Effective Stress Development During The Hydro-Mechanical Loading in Kaolin and Bentonite Clays
3

Dr. Partha Das

Degree Awarded (2021) Influence of Ionic Characteristics of Inorganic salts and Chemo-mechanical Loading on Attenuation and Self-sealing Ability of Compacted Bentonites
4

Mr. Dhanesh Sing Das

Synopsis Completed Behavior of Kaolin and Bentonite Clays under Different Hydraulic, Chemical, and Mechanical Loadings
5

Mr. Ankti Srivastava

On-going Chemo-Hydro-Mechanical Behaviour of Clays
6

Mr. Bedabrata Das

On-going Countermeasures Against Rainfall-Induced Landslides
7

Mr. Himanshu Yadav

On-going Containment of pathogen contamination by clay minerals
8

Ms. Akhila V

On-going Centrifuge Modeling of large-strain consolidation behavior of clays
9

Mr. Vishnu G

On-going Prediction and remediation of Rainfall-induced Landslides

M.Tech Students:

# Name of the student Status Co-Supervisor
1 Mr. Venkatesh Completed (2014) Nil
2 Mr. Dhanesh Singh Das On going Nil
3

Mr. Amrit Kumar

On going Nil
4

Mr. Rishikesh Pandey

On going Nil

 

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