Sponsored Projects: 

  1. Mousumi Mukherjee (PI), Rate-dependent behavior of sand and its implications on strength prediction from field penetration tests, Early Career Research (ECR) Award (2019-2022), SERB, India (Rs. 29 Lakh).

Consultancy Projects:

  1. Kaustav Sarkar (PI), Sandip Saha, and Mousumi Mukherjee (Co-PI), Structural Safety Evaluation of the Multistorey Hostel Building at Govt. Deg. College Theog, Shimla (December 2020 - March 2021), Client: Himachal Pradesh Housing and Urban Development Authority, Shimla Division Kasumpti, Shimla, HP, India (Rs. 4.95 Lakh).
  2. Mousumi Mukherjee (PI), Stability analysis of the slopes behind C-20 building of IIT Mandi (September - October 2019), Client: IIT Mandi, Mandi, HP, India (Service to Institute).

Research Projects: 


  1. DEM based micro-mechanical modelling of granular media addressing particle shape and strain rate effect: Doctoral Research Topic of Mr. Madhu Sudan (August, 2020 - ).
  2. Rate-dependent constitutive response of sand and its application to rapid pile load testing: Doctoral Research Topic of Mr. Siddharth Pathak (August, 2018 - ).
  3. Large deformation based FE modelling of debris flow: Masters Research Topic of  Mr. Govind Kant Mishra (August, 2021 - ).
  4. Influence of intermediate principal stress and particle shape on the mechanical behavior of sand (Jointly with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roberto Cudmani, TU Munich under DAAD Fellowship): Masters Research Topic of Mr. Dharani Raj S V (August, 2020 - ).
  5. Bearing capacity of driven pile using FEM: BTech Major Technical Project Topic of Mr. Amit Kumar Jatav and Mr. Sagar Tomar (August, 2021 - ).
  6. Particle based modeling of granular materials like soil: BTech Major Technical Project Topic of Ms. Nisha and Ms. Misha Sagar (August, 2021 - ).


  1. Large deformation based finite element analysis on load carrying capacity of driven pile incorporating installation effects: MTech project of Mr. Navneet (August, 2020 - July, 2021).
  2. Micromechanical modelling of granular materials incorporating particle shape effect: MTech project of Mr. Geethesh Naiyyalga (August, 2019 - July, 2020).
  3. Non-linear analysis of coupled building-foundation-slope system subjected to lateral loading condition: MTech project of Mr. Atharv Anant Saurkar (August, 2019 - July, 2020).
  4. Analysis and design of cantilever retaining wall supporting multi-layer inclined back-fill: BTech project of Mr. Shikhar Kumar (August, 2020 - June, 2021).
  5. Investigation of pile load carrying capacity applying FEM: BTech project of Mr. Vikas Verma and Mr. Saurabh Singh (August, 2020 - June, 2021).
  6. Bearing capacity of foundations on slopes under inclined loading: BTech project of Mr. Ashutosh Kumar and Mr. Bhanu Singh (August, 2019 - July, 2020).
  7. Stability assessment of slopes in Kamand region, Mandi (Jointly with Dr. Maheshreddy Gade): BTech project of Mr. Ankit Dahiya and Mr. Vikas (August, 2018 - July, 2019).
  8. Physical and cognitive modelling of multiphase dispersed flows (Jointly with Dr. Gaurav Bhutani): BTech project of Mr. Utkarsh Kunwar (August, 2018 - July, 2019).