Dr. J S Vinod

Associate Professor

School of Civil, Mining & Environmental Engineering

Contact Details:

Office Location: 4.G36 (Build. 4, University of Wollongong Map)

 

Mailing Address:

School of Civil, Mining & Environmental Engineering

Faculty of Engineering & Information Sciences

University of Wollongong

NSW, Australia – 2522

 

E mail: vinod@uow.edu.au

Phone Office: +61 2 4221 4089

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEY LINKS

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MEDIA

Quake-proofing homes of the world's most vulnerable

UOW engineers drill to heart of sustainable gas production

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Discrete Element Modelling of Geomaterials

Liquefaction and Post Liquefaction Behaviour of Soils

Ground Improvement Using Tyre Soil Mixtures

Engineering Behaviour of Methane Hydrate Bearing Sediments

 

HONORS/AWARDS

Associate Editor, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, USA.

Co-Editor, International Journal of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (IJGEE), IGI Global, USA.

Member, ISSMGE Technical Committee (TC105): Geo-Mechanics from Micro to Macro.

Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Member, Australian Geomechanics Society

Member, Australian Earthquake Engineering Society

Member, Indian Geotechnical Society

IGS - Z- Tech (I) Pvt. Ltd. biennial best paper award, 2003

 

RESEARCH/SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

Invited presentation, Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC 2016), Chennai, India.

Invited presentation, AGS symposium on ground stabilisation techniques for problematic soils, Sydney, 2016.

Chair, Technical session, International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering, (ICGE-2015)  SriLanka

Chair, Organising Committee, workshop on Transport and Energy Infrastructure at University of Wollongong, 2014.

Chair, Organising Committee, Workshop on Unconventional Natural Gas: Challenges and Development at University of Wollongong, 2014.

Invited presentation Seventh International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, Chicago, USA, 2013.

Chair, Organising Committee, International Conference on Ground Improvement and Ground Control, ICGI 2012, Wollongong, Australia.

Invited presentation, Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC 2011) Kochi, India

Co-chair, Technical session, Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC-2010), Mumbai, India.

Co-chair, Technical session, Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC-2008), Bangalore, India.

 

CURRENT RESEARCH GRANTS: Following is the list of grants in which I am a Chief Investigator (CI)

 

Behaviour of Coir Geotextiles under cyclic loading (UOW-Partnership grant, 2017)

Mud pumping in heavy haul railroads - Assessment and Control (ARC LP, 2017)

Evaluating potential static liquefaction of tailings to prevent failures (ARC LP, 2017)

The role of vegetation and associated root suction and reinforcement on the stabilisation of transport corridors and sloping ground (ARC LP, 2012)

Geomechanical Behaviour of methane Hydrate sediment mixtures (UIC 2012)

Cyclic Behaviour of Unstable Soils Stabilised by Lignosulfonate with Special Reference to Rapid Transport Infrastructure (ARC LP 2011)

An Investigation on the engineering behaviour of methane hydrate sediment mixture (URC, 2011)

Geotechnical Properties and Compaction Characteristics of Granular Wastes as Potential Port Reclamation Fill (ARC LP, 2010).

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

PhD, Civil (Geotechnical) Engineering, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), 2006.

 

TEACHING

Undergraduate Subjects: CIVL462: Principles of Foundation Engineering, CIVL463: Applied Geotechnical Engineering, ENGG105: Design for Sustainability

Postgraduate Subject: Advanced Foundation Engineering (CIVL909)

 

RESEARCH SCHOLARS (PhD)

Krishna Allulakshmi: Cone Penetration Tests on Tailings: A Numerical Approach (Principal Supervisor, in progress)

Rakesh Mallisetty: Dynamic Track Analysis Considering the Effect of Rayleigh Wave Generated by Fast Heavy Haul Trains (co- Supervisor, in progress)

Dennis Alazigha: Swelling Behaviour of Lignosulfonate treated Expansive Soils (Principal Supervisor, Graduated, 2015)

Soledad Mashiri: Monotonic and Cyclic Behaviour of Sand –Tyre Chip Mixtures (Co- Supervisor, Graduated, 2015) IN NEWS

Rasika Athukorala : Geotechnical Characteristics of an Erodible Soil stabilised by Lignosulfonate: An Analytical Perspective (Principal Supervisor, Graduated, 2013)

Syed Karim Hussaini: An Experimental Study on the Deformation Behaviour of Geosynthetically Reinforced Ballast (Co- Supervisor, Graduated, 2013)

Pramod Thakur: Cyclic Densification of Ballast and Associated Deformation and Degradation (Principal Supervisor, Graduated, 2011).

 

SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS

   BOOKS (research -based): 

Sitharam, T. G. and Vinod, J S (2018). Recent Challenges and Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Advances in Environmental Engineering and Green Technologies, IGI-Global, (USA), 9 Edited Chapters [in-press].

 

    Edited Conference Proceedings:

Indraratna B. Rujikiatkamjorn, C., Vinod, J. S. (2012). Proceedings of Ground Improvement and Ground Control, ICGI-2012, Wollongong, 2 Volumes, 296 papers, 1745p. Scientific Publishers, Singapore.

 

    Journal Special Issues as Guest Editor

Indraratna B. and Vinod, J. S. (2014). ICGI-2012 Special Issue, J. of Ground Improvement, Proceedings of ICE (UK), Vol 167(3); Theme: Transport Infra-structure Development and Natural Hazard Mitigation Part 2.

Indraratna B. and Vinod, J. S, (2014). ICGI-2012 Special Issue, J. of Ground Improvement, Proceedings of ICE (UK), Vol 167(1); Theme: Transport Infra-structure Development and Natural Hazard Mitigation Part 1.

 

     Scholarly Book Chapters

 Sitharam, T. G.  and Vinod, J. S.  (2007), “Influence of stress path on dynamic properties of granular materials” Design of Foundations in Seismic Areas: Principles and Applications, Subhamoy Bhattacharya (ed.), NICEE, India: 185-193.

 

Journal Publications

 

Qi, Y.J., Indraratna, B. and Vinod, J.S. (2018). Behavior of Steel Furnace Slag, Coal Wash, and Rubber Crumb Mixtures, with Special Relevance to Stress-dilatancy Relation. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. (In press).

Beena, K. S., Indraratna, B., and Vinod, J. S. (2018). A semi-empirical dilatancy model for ballast found with plastic fines. Geomechanics and Geoengineering. (In press)

Alazigha, D; Vinod, J S; Indraratna, B and Heitor, A (2018), Potential use of lignosulfonate for expansive soil stabilisation, Environmental Geotechnics,(in press- Feb 2018)

Qi, Y., Indraratna,B., Heitor, B and Vinod, J. S. (2018), “The Role of Rubber Crumbs on the Cyclic Behaviour of Steel Furnace Slag and Coal Wash Mixtures”, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering ASCE, 144(2): 04017107.

Rajan, G., Vinod, J S; Prusty,G & Xi, J (2017). ”Ballast Breakage Analysis using FBG Acoustic Emission Measurement System”, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 3: 1239-1247.

Mashiri, M.S., Vinod, J.S., Sheikh, M.N. and Carraro, A. (2017), “Shear modulus of sand-tyre chip mixtures,” Environmental Geotechnics, https://doi.org/10.1680/jenge.16.00016.

Karimullah Hussaini, Sd, K, Indraratna, B., and Vinod, J. S. (2016). “A Laboratory Investigation to Assess the Functioning of Railway Ballast with and without Geogrids” Transportation Geotechnics, 6(1):45-54.

Alazigha, D;  Indraratna, B and Vinod, J S (2016). “The Swelling Behavior of Lignosulfonate Treated Expansive soil”, Ground Improvement Journal, 163(3): 182-193.

Mashiri, M.S., Vinod, J.S., Sheikh, M.N. (2016), “Liquefaction potential and dynamic properties of Sand-Tire Chip Mixture,” Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, 39(1):69-79.

Vinod, J.S and Sridharan, A. (2015), “Laboratory determination of coefficient of consolidation from pore water pressure measurement”, Geotechnique Letters, 5(4): 294-298.

Karimullah Hussaini, Sd, K, Indraratna, B., and Vinod, J. S. (2015). “Application of Optical-Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors in Monitoring the Rail Track Deformations” Geotechnical Testing Journal, 38(4): 387-396.

Mashiri, M.S., Vinod, J.S., Sheikh, M.N., and Tsang, H.H., (2015), “Shear Strength and Dilatancy Behaviour of Sand-Tire Chip Mixture,” Soils and Foundations, 55(3): 517-528.

Mashiri, M.S., Vinod, J.S. and Sheikh, M.N. (2015). “Constitutive Model for Sand-Tyre Chip Mixture”, International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0000472

Athukorala, R., Indraratna, B. and Vinod, J. S. (2015). A Disturbed State Concept –based Constitutive Model for Lignosulfonate Treated Silty Sand, International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE,15(6):1-10.

Karimullah Hussaini, Sd, K, Indraratna, B., and Vinod, J. S. (2015). “Performance assessment of geogrid-reinforced railroad ballast during cyclic loading” Transportation Geotechnics, 2: 99-107.

Vinod, J.S. Hyodo, M; Indraratna, B & Miller, R (2014), “DEM Modelling of Methane Hydrate Bearing Sand”, Australian Geomechanics Journal, 49(4): 175-182

Indraratna, B., Ngo, N., Rujikiatkamjorn, C., and Vinod, J.S (2014) “Behaviour of Fresh and Fouled Railway Ballast Subjected to Direct Shear Testing - A Discrete Element Simulation”. International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, 14(1), 34–44.

Indraratna, B., Syed K. K. Hussaini., and Vinod, J. S. (2013), “The lateral displacement response of geogrid-reinforced ballast under cyclic loading”, Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 39, 20-29.

Indraratna, B., Athukorala, R. and Vinod, J. S. (2013). "Estimating the rate of erosion of a silty sand treated with lignosulfonate." Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 139(5), 701–714.

Sheikh, M. N., Mashiri, M.S., Vinod, J.S. and Tsang, H.H. (2013). “Shear and compressibility behaviours of sand-tyre crumb mixtures”. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE. 25(10), 1366–1374.

Pramod, K. T. Vinod, J. S and Indraratna, B.,(2012), “Effect of confining pressure and frequency on the deformation of ballast”, Geotechnique, 63 (9): 786-790.

Indraratna, B., Karimullah Hussaini, Sd, K and Vinod, J. S. (2012), “On the shear behaviour of ballast-geosynthetic interfaces”, Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, 35(2): 1-8.

Indraratna, B., Pramod, K. T. and Vinod, J. S. (2012), “A semi empirical cyclic densification model for ballast incorporating particle breakage”, International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, 12(3): 260-271.

Sitharam, T. G., Ravishankar, B. V. and Vinod, J. S.  (2011), “Dynamic properties of sandy soils at large shear strains with special reference to the influence of non-plastic fines”, International Journal of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, 2 (2): 16-28.

Sitharam, T. G. and Vinod, J. S. (2010). “Shear Modulus and Damping ratio of Granular Materials: A Discrete Element Approach”, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering: An International Journal, 28(5): 591- 601.

Vinod, J. S., Sridharan, A. and  Indraratna, B. (2010), “Determination of coefficient of radial consolidation using steepest tangent fitting method”, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering  Journal, 28(4):533-534

Vinod, J. S., Indraratna, B. and Mahamud, M. A. A. (2010), “Stabilization of a highly dispersive soil using an environmentally sustainable, non toxic chemical admixture”, Ground Improvement Journal, 163 (1): 43 -51.

Indraratna, B., Pramod, K. T. and Vinod, J. S. (2010), “Experimental and Numerical Study of Railway Ballast Behaviour under Cyclic Loading”, International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, 10(4): 136 -144.

Indraratna, B., Nimbalkar, S., Cristie, D., Cholachat, R. and Vinod, J. S., (2010) “Field Assessment of the Performance of a Ballasted Rail Track with and without Geosynthetics”, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE 136, (7): 907-917.

Anbazhagan P., Vinod, J. S. and Sitharam, T. G. (2010), “Evaluation of Seismic Hazard Parameters for Bangalore Region in South India”, Journal of Disaster Advances, 3(3): 5-13.

Vinod, J. S. (2010), “DEM simulations in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Education”, International Journal of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, 1 (1): 62-71 (Invited paper, first issue IJGEE).

Sitharam, T. G.,  Vinod, J. S. and Ravishankar, B. V.  (2009) “Post liquefaction undrained monotonic behaviour of sands: Experiments and DEM simulations”, Geotechnique, 29 (9): 739-749.

Indraratna, B., Cholachat, R., Vinod J. S. and Khabbaz, H (2009), “The Role of Ballast Characteristics, Geosynthetics, Confining Pressure And Native Vegetation In Rail Track Stabilisation”, Transportation Engineering in Australia Journal. 12(1): 25-35.

Indraratna, B., Vinod, J. S. and Lackenby, J. (2009), “Influence of particle breakage on resilient modulus of railway ballast”, Geotechnique, 59(7): 643-646.

Sitharam, T. G.  and Vinod, J. S.  (2009) “Critical state behaviour of Granular materials from isotropic compression and rebound paths: DEM simulations”, Granular Matter, 11 (1): 33-42.

Anbazhagan P., Vinod J. S. and Sitharam, T. G.  (2009), “Probabilistic seismic hazard Analysis for Bangalore”, Journal of Natural Hazards, 48 (2): 145- 166.

Sitharam, T. G.,  Ravishankar, B. V.  and Vinod, J. S.  (2008), Liquefaction and porepressure generation in sands:  A cyclic strain approach, Journal of Earthquake and Tsunami, 2 (3): 227-240.

Sitharam, T. G., Vinod, J. S.  and Ravishankar, B. V.  (2008) “Evaluation of undrained response from drained triaxial shear tests: DEM simulations and Experiments”, Geotechnique, 58 (7): 605-608.

Sitharam, T. G., Ravishankar, B. V. and Vinod, J. S. (2008), “Dynamic properties of dry sands”, Indian Geotechnical Journal, 38(3): 345-355.

Sitharam, T. G.  and Vinod, J. S (2008), “Numerical simulation of liquefaction and pore pressure generation in granular materials using DEM”, International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 2 (2): 103-113.

Dinesh,S V, Sitharam, T G and Vinod, J S (2004), “Dynamic properties and liquefaction behaviour of granular materials using discrete element method”, Current Science, Special Issue on Geotechnics and Earthquake hazards, 87(10): 1379 -1387.

 

Conference Publications

Qi, Y., Indraratna,B., Heitor, A and Vinod, J. S. (2017), “Developing and energy absorbing layer using waste materials”, International conference on ground improvement and ground control (ICGI-2017), Hangzhou (in CDR).

Vinod, J S, Hyodo, M, Indraratna, B and Miller, R. (2016). “Behaviour of methane hydrate bearing sand during monotonic loading: DEM simulations”, Indian Geotechnical Conference (Invited Lecture, IGC-2016), IITM-Chennai, (in CDR)

Vinod, J S, Indraratna, B and Heitor, A. (2015), “Soil stabilisation using Lignosulfonate”, Symposium on ground stabilisation techniques for problematic soils and unstable rocks, AGS Sydney chapter, Sydney (in CDR).

Rajan, G, Jinachandran, S; Xi, J., Vinod, J S, Moses, T; Karekal, S; Li, H and Prusty, G B (2016). “Fibre Optic Acoustic Emission Measurement Technique for Crack Activity Monitoring in Civil Engineering Applications”, IEEE Sensor Application Symposium (SAS), Italy, (in CDR).

Vinod, J. S. Mashiri, M. S & Sheikh, M.N. (2015).Behaviour of sand-tyre chip mixture during monotonic and cyclic loading”, Indian Geotechnical Conference, Pune (Invited Lecture, IGC 2015), (in CD-R).

Vinod, J. S. Sheikh, M.N., Mastello, D., Indraratna, B & Mashiri, M. S (2015).The direct shear strength of sand-tyre shred mixtures”, International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering (ICGE -Colombo), Sri Lanka:193-196

Athukorala, R. Indraratna, B., and Vinod, J. S. (2015).A constitutive model for lignosulfonate treated silty sand”, International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering (ICGE -Colombo):293-296

Indraratna, B., Athukorala, R. and Vinod, J. S. (2015).”Shear behaviour of a lignosulfonate treated silty sand”, 12th ANZ Conference on Geomechanics (ANZ 2015), Wellington, New Zealand: 1-8

Indraratna, B., Athukorala, R. and Vinod, J. S. (2014). “Erosion mitigation of lignosulfonate treated unstable soils.” 7th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics 2014: Melbourne, Australia: 793-800.

Vinod, J S, Hyodo, M, Indraratna, B and Kajiyama, S (2014) Shear behaviour of methane hydrate bearing sand: DEM simulations, International Symposium on Geomechanics from Micro to Macro, IS-Cambridge 2014, pp. 355-359.

Hussaini, S.K.K ,  Indraratna,B. Vinod, J. S. (2014) "An Experimental Investigation on the Deformation and Degradation Behaviour of Geogrid-Reinforced Ballast", in J. Pombo, (Editor), "Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance", Civil-Comp Press, Stirlingshire, UK, Paper 125: 104.125.

Mashiri, M.S., Sheikh, M. N, Vinod, J.S. and Tsang, H.H. (2013). “Dynamic properties of sand-tyre chip mixtures”. In S. Anderson (Eds), Australian Earthquake Engineering Society Conference 2013, Tasmania, Australia, Australian Earthquake Engineering Society:1-8.

Vinod, J S; Indraratna, B and Sitharam, T. G. (2013). “DEM Modelling of Granular Materials during Cyclic Loading” Special Presentation Lecture, Seventh International Conference on Case histories in Geotechnical Engineering, Chicago, USA, 1-5 May 2013:1-10

Athukorala, R., Indraratna, B. and Vinod, J. S. (2013). Modeling the Internal Erosion Behavior of Lignosulfonate Treated Soil, Geocongress 2013: Geotechnical Special Publication No. 231, Meehan, C. L., Pradel,  D., Pando, M. A. and Labuz, J. F. (Eds.) San Diego, USA, 1: 19-33.

Vinod, J S, Mahamud, M A. A and Indraratna, B (2012), “Elastic modulus of soils treated with lignosulfonate, ANZ Conference, 16-18 July 2012, Melbourne, 1: 487-492.

Karimullah Hussaini, Sd K; Indraratna, B and Vinod, J.S. (2012), “Performance of geosynthetically-reinforced ballast in direct shear conditions”, ANZ Conference, , July 16-18, Melbourne, 1: 1268-1273

Indraratna, B. Mahamud, M A. A. and Vinod, J. S., (2012). Chemical and mineralogical behaviour of Lignosulfonate Treated Soft soil. GeoCongress 2012, Oakland, California, 25-29 March 2012, (Accepted October 2011).

Karimullah Hussaini, Sd K; Indraratna, B and Vinod, J.S. (2012), “Some aspects of the shear behaviour of unreinforced and geosynthetic-reinforced rail ballast”, International Conference on Ground Improvement and Ground Control (ICGI 2012), Wollongong, Australia, 2:  889-894.

Rujikiatkamjorn,C; Trung Ngo, N; Indraratna, B. Vinod, J S & Coop , M (2012), “Simulation of fresh and fouled ballast using Discrete Element Method”, International Conference on Ground Improvement and Ground Control (ICGI 2012), Wollongong, Australia, 2:1585-1591

Vinod, J S, Indraratna, B & Moghaddam, A  (2011), “Behaviour of geocell reinforced foundation under cyclic loading”, Indian Geotechnical Conference, Kochi (IGC 2011), 2: 541-544.

Vinod, J S & Sitharam, T G (2011), “ Behaviour of granular materials during cyclic loading: DEM simulations, Invited lecture, Indian Geotechnical Conference, Kochi (IGC 2011), 1: 82-89

Vinod, J. S., Nagaraja, S., Sitharam, T. G. and Dinesh, S. V. (2011), “Numerical Simulation of Geosyntheitic reinforced granular soils”, Geo-Frontiers, Dallas, USA : Geotechnical Special Publication, GSP: 211: 4242- 4251.

Vinod, J.S & Indraratna, B (2011), A Conceptual model for lignosulfonate treated Soils, 13th International Conference of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, IACMAG-2011, Melbourne, 1: 296-300

Indraratna, B.,  Mahamud, M. A. A., Vinod, J. S. and Wijeyakulasuriya, V.  (2010), “Stabilisaton of an erodible soil using chemical admixtures”, Keynote Lecture, International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering, Tunisia,1:45-54.

Pramod, K.T., Vinod, J. S. and Indraratna, B.  (2010), “The Role of particle breakage on the shear behaviour of coarse granular materials: A DEM Approach”, International Symposium on Geomechanics and Geotechnics: From Micro to Macro (I S Shanghai) 1:585-589.

Vinod, J. S., Sitharam, T. G. and Ravishankar, B. V. (2010), “DEM Simulations of liquefaction and post liquefaction behaviour of granular materials”, Seismic Engineering- Design for Management of Geohazards Symposium, AGS Sydney Chapter 1: 149-156.

Pramod, K.T.,  Indraratna, B. and Vinod, J. S. (2010), “Effect of particle breakage on cyclic densification of ballast: A DEM Approach”. 9th World congress on Computational Mechanics and 4th Asian Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics, 19-23 July, 2010 Australia Khalili, N Valliappan, S Li, Q and Russell, A (Eds.). Doi: 10.1088/1757-899X/10/1/012091.

Sitharam, T. G., Ravishankar, B. V., and Vinod, J. S. (2010), “A Note on the Effect of Non Plastic Fines on the Liquefaction and Reconsolidation Volumetric Strain Behaviour of Sands”, Fifth International Conference On Recent Advances In Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering And Soil Dynamics and symposium In Honor Of Professor I. M. Idriss, San Diego, Ca –  pp No. 4.02a,: 1-4.

Liu, MD., Vinod, J S, & Indraratna,B (2010), “Constitutive modelling of anisotropic behaviour of natural clays”, Indian Geotechnical Conference, IITB, Mumbai, pp.

Vinod, J. S., Indraratna, B. & Mahamud, M. A. A. (2009), “Internal Erosional behaviour of lignosulfonate treated dispersive clay”, International Symposium on Ground Improvement Technologies and Case Histories (ISG 09), Singapore 1: 549-554.

Pramod, K. T.,  Indraratna, B. and Vinod, J. S. (2009), “DEM simulation of effect of confining pressure on ballast breakage”, 17th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), Egypt, 5-9 Oct 2009,  1: 602 – 605.

Ravishankar, B. V., Vinod, J. S.  and Sitharam, T. G. (2008), “Reconsolidation volumetric strains characteristics of liquefied sands”, Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC-08), Bangalore, India, December 2008, 2: 456-459.

Indraratna, B., Vinod J. S.  and Rujikiatkamjorn, C. (2008), “Ground improvement with special reference to Non-Toxic chemical stabilization and deep sub-surface drainage”, Keynote Lecture, Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC-08),  Bangalore, India,  December 2008, 1: 167-188.

Sitharam, T. G.,  Vinod, J. S.  and Ravishankar, B. V.  (2007), “Influence of initial anisotropy on liquefaction behaviour of granular materials using DEM, Mineral Engineering Conference, Discrete Element Method 07, Brisbane, Australia.(in CD –R)

Anbazhagan, P., Vinod, J. S.  and Sitharam, T. G.  (2007), “Probabilistic seismic hazard analysis considering local site effects”, Workshop on Microzonation, 26th – 27th June 2007, Indian Institute of science, Bangalore:  122 -139.

Vinod, J. S.,  Sharat Nagaraja, and Sitharam, T. G.  (2007), “Numerical simulation of reinforced granular beds using DEM”, Proceeding of First Indian Young Geotechnical Engineers conference, FIYGEC, 2- 3 March, Hyderabad, 1: 84 -88.

Sitharam, T. G.,  Ravishankar, B. V.  and Vinod, J. S.  (2007), “Post liquefaction undrained monotonic strength of sands”, 13th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 10th – 14th December 2007, Kolkata. inpress.

Sitharam, T. G.,  Vinod, J. S.  and Ravishankar, B. V.  (2006), “Liquefaction and post liquefaction behaviour of granular materials, Keynote Lecture, International Symposium on Geomechanics and Geotechnics of Particulate Media, Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan, 1: 1-10.

Sitharam, T. G. and  Vinod J. S.  (2006), “Influence of stress path on the dynamic properties of granular materials”, Proceeding of International Workshop on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, Howrah, West Bengal, 1: 35- 42.

Sitharam, T. G.,  Vinod, J. S.  and Rothenburg, L (2005), “Shear behavior of glass beads”, International conference micromechanics of granular media, Powder and Grains, 2005, University of Stuttgart, Germany, 1: 257-260.

Dash, S.K., Sireesh, S., Sitharam, T.G.  and Vinod, J.S. (2005) Improvement of bearing capacity of layered soil beds using geocell reinforcement. Proceedings of the All India Seminar on Advances in Geotechnical Engineering, Rourkela, January: 71-77 (won best paper award).

Sitharam, T G and Vinod, J S (2004) “Numerical and Physical modeling of Geotechnical Materials” Keynote Lecture, Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC-04), Warangal, India, December 2004.

Sitharam, T G Sireesh. S and Vinod, J S (2004). “Bearing capacity of embedded circular footing on geogrid reinforced sand beds”. Proc of International E-conference on Modern trends in foundation engineering – Geotechnical challenges and solutions. January 26 – 30, 2004 (in CD-R).

Sireesh, S., Sitharam, T G, Vinod, J S and S.K. Dash (2003). “Behaviour of circular footing supported on geocell reinforced sand underlain by soft clay”, Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC-03), Roorkee, India. Vol 1. pp 355 – 358 (won the best paper award).