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Geotechnics for Transportation Infrastructure

Recent Developments, Upcoming Technologies and New Concepts, Volume 1

  • Ravi Sundaram
  • Jagdish Telangrao Shahu
  • Vasant Havanagi


  • Covers the new trends and practises in geotechnical engineering for transportation

  • Includes Key Note Address by renowned experts, Invited papers by senior professionals and research papers

  • Covers a diverse range of transportation modes

Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Challenges in Design and Construction of Pavements and Embankments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Erol Tutumluer, Issam I. A. Qamhia, Hasan Ozer
      Pages 3-23
    3. Satyajit Roy, Rajesh Khanna, Mahabir Dixit
      Pages 81-92
    4. Mustafa A. Ghasia, Yogesh U. Shah, Veerabhadra Rotte
      Pages 93-101
    5. M. Junaid Khan, Mehboob Anwer Khan, Kausar Ali, Altaf Usmani
      Pages 103-117
    6. Pranav R. T. Peddinti, B. Munwar Basha, Sireesh Saride
      Pages 167-176
    7. Arvind Kumar Jha, Ankush Kumar Jain, Shivanshi
      Pages 189-201
    8. Christophe Joseph Esther Denayer, Amit Kumar, Larisa Cristina Soporan
      Pages 203-215
  3. Design and Construction of High Speed Railway and Metro Track Substructures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Buddhima Indraratna, Ngoc Trung Ngo, Qideng Sun, Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn, Fernanda Bessa Ferreira
      Pages 219-246
    3. Eun Chul Shin, Bong-Geun Park, Yong-Kwan Rim
      Pages 267-277
    4. Jagdish Telangrao Shahu, Sowmiya Chawla
      Pages 279-293

About these proceedings


This book presents selected papers from the International Symposium on Geotechnics for Transportation Infrastructure (ISGTI 2018). The research papers cover geotechnical interventions for the diverse fields of policy formulation, design, implementation, operation and management of the different modes of travel, namely road, air, rail and waterways. This book will be of interest to academic and industry researchers working in transportation geotechnics, as also to practicing engineers, policy makers, and civil agencies.


Transportation Geotechnics Pavements Highways Hill Roads Bridge Foundations Railroad and Metro Tracks Ground Improvements Underground Construction ISGTI

Editors and affiliations

  • Ravi Sundaram
    • 1
  • Jagdish Telangrao Shahu
    • 2
  • Vasant Havanagi
    • 3
  1. 1.Cengrs Geotechnica Pvt. Ltd.NoidaIndia
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology DelhiNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Geotechnical Engineering DivisionCSIR Central Road Research InstituteNew DelhiIndia

About the editors

Mr. Ravi Sundaram did his B. Tech (1978) and M. Tech (1980) from IIT Delhi. He started his career with McClelland Suhaimi Ltd. at Saudi Arabia and Qatar. He has 38 years experience as practicing geotechnical engineer and is a founder director of Cengrs Geotechnica Pvt. Ltd. His expertise includes geotechnical investigations, geophysical surveys, ground improvement and bored piles. He has worked on problems of collapsible soils, soft clays, expansive soils, weak rocks, artesian conditions, liquefiable soils, etc. His interests include foundations for bridges, high rise buildings, large-diameter tanks, power plants, etc. He has published over 60 technical papers that reflect his experience in geotechnical engineering practice. He was awarded the IGS Delhi Chapter Lifetime Achievement Award for the year 2014-2015. He delivered the prestigious Sixth Madhav Lecture in October 2017. He received Indian Geotechnical Society's IGS-Prof. Dinesh Mohan Memorial Award for Excellence in Professional Practice for the years 2016-2017.

Dr. Jagdish Telangrao Shahu graduated in 1986 from Nagpur University, India and obtained his M.Tech. and Ph.D. degrees from IIT Kanpur, India in 1988 and 1994, respectively. He did his post doctoral research at Institute of Lowland Technology, Japan from 1996-99 and again visited Japan in 2006-2007 as Visiting Professor. Dr. Shahu joined IIT Delhi in 2002 as Assistant Professor. Since 2012, he is Professor at IIT Delhi.  His main research interests are geotechnology for roads and railway tracks, ground improvement and geosynthetic applications. He has more than 50 papers in journals. He has also co-edited four book volumes. He has guided 50 M.Tech. and 9 Ph.D. theses. 

Dr. Vasant Havanagi did his M.Tech in Highway Engineering in the year 1988, from IIT, Kharagpur and completed his Doctorate in Geotechnical Engineering from IIT, Delhi in the year 2000. Presently he is a Senior Principal Scientist at CSIR-Central Road Research Institute, New Delhi. He has over 27 years of experience in R&D activities related to Geotechnical investigations, Ground improvement, Waste material utilization, Pavement design, Quality supervision, Audit of highway projects etc. He has published more than 65 Research papers in National and International Journals, Conferences and Seminars etc.  Awards for his R&D contribution / achievements included; DAAD (German Academic Exchange), IRC, SKOCH order of merit, CIDC etc. He is also involved activities of Indian Roads Congress (IRC), Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), and Indian Geotechnical Society, Delhi chapter.

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