Dr. Shantanu PatraAssistant Professor
School of Infrastructure

Research Interests

Geotechnical engineering, geosynthetics and their application, Reinforced soil structures, stability of slopes, Numerical and physical modelling in geotechncial engineering, geotechnical centrifuge modeling, Foundation engineering, tunneling and underground space technology, Geotechnical earthquake engineering, and geotechnical engineering for disaster mitigation

Brief Resume

Contact Details

  • Room No. 001, School of Infrastructure, IIT Bhubaneswar, Argul, Jatni, Khurda-752050, Odisha
  • 674-713-6634
  • shantanupatra@iitbbs.ac.in, patrashantanu@gmail.com

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Education

 Degree Discipline Year School
  Ph.D. Civil Engineering 2013 IIT Delhi
 M.Tech. Geotechnical Engineering 2007 IIT Delhi
 B.Tech. Civil Engineering 2005 Jalpaiguri Govt. Engg. College
 

Biosketch

 

Teaching

Computational Geomechanics (CE6L202), Soil-Structure Interaction (CE6L208), Foundation analysis and design (CE6L203), Multi-hazard design of foundation (CE6L225), Dynamics of Structures (CE6L301), Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory (CE6P201), Foundation Engineering (CE 3L005), Engineering Drawing and Graphics (CE1P001), Construction planning and management (CE 3L022), Geo-environmental Management (CEL032), [IIT Mandi: Mechanics of Rigid Bodies (IC 240, UG Course), Mentor, Group 3, Design Practicum (IC 201P, UG Course)], [NIT Rourkela: Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (CE 619, PG Course), Foundation Engineering Design Practice (CE 672, PG Course), Environment and Safety Engineering (CE 130, UG Course), Engineering Drawing (CE 171, UG Course), Product Development Lab-I (CE 367, UG Course)]

 

Recent Publications (International Journals)

1Patra, S. and Shahu, J.T. (2018). “A Nonlinear Analysis for GRS Walls conceiving Kinematics of Failure against Pullout.” Lowland Technology International (LTI), 20(3), 259-272 International Association of Lowland Technology (IALT), Japan
2Patra, S., and Shahu, J. T. (2018). “Soil Reinforcement under Oblique Pull - An Updated Discretization.” SEAGS, Geotechnical Engineering, 49 (1), 65-72.
3Chatterjee, U., Patra, S., Butola, B. S. and Joshi, M. (2017). “A systematic approach on service life prediction of a model aerostat coating.” Polymer testing, 60, 18-29.
4Patra, S. and Shahu, J.T. (2015). "A generalized model for behavior of extensible reinforcement resting on nonlinear Pasternak subgrade subjected to oblique pull." ICE, Geotechnique, 65(9), 770-779.
5Patra, S., and Shahu, J. T. (2012). "Pasternak model for oblique pullout of inextensible reinforcement." ASCE, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 138(12), 1503-1513.
6Patra, S. and Shahu, J. T. (2015). "Analysis of reinforced soil wall considering oblique pullout of reinforcement resting on two-parameter Pasternak subgrade." Geotechnical Special Publication, ASCE, GSP 256, 1464-1472

Recent Publications (National Journals)

1Patra, S. and Shahu, J. T. (2019). “Pseudostatic Analysis of Reinforced Soil Wall based on Pasternak model.” Indian Geotechnical Journal, 50, 252–260. Springer
2Chamling, P. K., Rai, M. K., Haldar, S. & Patra, S. (2019). “Physico-Chemical and Mechanical Characterization of Steel Slag as Railway Ballast.” Indian Geotechnical Journal, 50, 267–275. Springer
3Patra, S., and Shahu, J. T. (2018). “A Mechanistic Pullout Model for GRS Walls under Kinematic Consideration.” Springer, Indian Geotechnical Journal, 48 (3), 529–540

Conferences (International)

1Kumar, P.V.P., Patra, S., and Haldar, S. (2019). “Behaviour of screw pile under axial compressive and lateral loading in sand for offshore energy foundations.” International Symposium on Offshore Geotechnics (ISOG) 2019, Dec 05-06, 2019, Bhubaneswar
2Kumar, P.V.P., Patra, S., Haldar, S. (2019). “Forensic investigation of laterally loaded screw pile using finite element analysis.” 16th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (16th ARC), October 14-18, Taipei, Taiwan.
3Chamling, P. K., Rai, M. K., Haldar, S. & Patra, S. (2019). “Non-destructive strength and stiffness evaluation of cement stabilized steel slag.” International Conference on Recent Development in Sustainable Infrastructures (Materials & Management)-2019, 11-13 July, Bhubaneswar
4Kumar, P. V. P., Patra, S., and Haldar, S. (2019). “A critical review on design aspects of screw piles for renewable energy devices”. Proceedings of the 1st International Screw Pile Symposium on Screw Piles for Energy Applications (ISSPEA 2019), Dundee, Scotland, 27-28 May, 59-66.
5Kumar, P.V.P., Patra, S. and Patel, V. (2016). “Numerical investigation of a full scale reinforced soil wall - a case study.” 5th International Conference on Forensic Geotechnical Engineering, December 8-10, 2016, Bengaluru.
6Patra, S. and Shahu, J. T. (2016). “Stability Analysis of Reinforced Soil Wall under Seismic Loads: A novel Approach.” Trends and Recent Advances in Civil Engineering (TRACE 2016), Aug 11-12, 2016, Noida, India, GE 109.
7Knappett, J.A., Brown, M.J.Z., Aldaikh, H., Patra, Shantanu, O’Loughlin, C.D., Chow, S., Gaudin, C. and Lieng, J.T. (2015). “A review of anchor technology for floating renewable energy devices and key design considerations.” 3rd International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics (ISFOG), 10-12 June, 2015, Oslo, Norway, page 887-892. SCOPUS Indexed
8Patra, S. and Shahu, J. T. (2014). “An updated discretization technique to evaluate oblique pullout capacity of inextensible reinforcement.” International Conference on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure (ICSCI), October 17-18, 2014, Hyderabad, India, page 490-496.
9Patra, S. and Shahu, J. T. (2014). “A new analysis of reinforced soil wall resting on soft ground.” 9th International Symposium on Lowland Technology (ISLT 2014), September 29-October 1, 2014, Saga, Japan, page 348-352.
10Patra, S., Knappett, J.A., Brown, M.J.Z, and Aldaikh, H. (2014). “Development of a scalable actuator control system for use in a geotechnical centrifuge.” International conference on Information Technology in Geo-Engineering, July 21-22, 2014, Durham, UK, page 183-190.
11Knappett J.A., Brown M.J.Z, Aldaikh H., and Patra S. (2014). “Evaluation of monotonic ultimate pull-out capacity of plate anchors in sand.” International conference on Information Technology in Geo-Engineering, July 21-22, 2014, Durham, UK, page 291-297.

Conferences (National)

1Patel, V., Patra, S. and Kumar, P.V.P. (2016). “Limit analysis of full scale MSE wall- a comparative study.” Indian Geotechnical Conference, December 15-17, 2016, Chennai.
2Patra S. and Shahu, J. T. (2015). “Effect of nonlinear subgrade response factor on oblique pullout capacity.” Indian Geotechnical Conference, December 17-19, 2015, IGC Pune.
3Mahajan, S. and Patra S. (2015). “Stability of reinforced soil wall-a numerical approach.” Indian Geotechnical Conference, December 17-19, 2015, IGC Pune.
4Patra, S. and Shahu, J. T. (2012). "Effect of reinforcement Stiffness on the Oblique Pullout Behavior of Reinforced Soil." Indian Geotechnical Conference, December 13-15, 2012, New Delhi (Paper No. F-636.), page 747-750.
5Patra, S. and Shahu, J. T. (2011). "Effect of subgrade shear stiffness on oblique pullout behavior of reinforced soil." Proceedings of Indian Geotechnical Conference, December 15-17, 2011, Kochi (Paper No. N-292.), page 935-938.
 

Academic Honors & Awards

  • IGS-Z-Tech Biennial Award (2020) for the best paper on “Geosynthetic and Allied Construction Products
  • The ISOG- Springer best poster award (2019) for the paper entitled “Behaviour of screw pile under axial compressive and lateral loading in sand for offshore energy foundations.” at International Symposium on Offshore Geotechnics (ISOG) 2019, Dec 05-06, 2019
  • IGS-Delhi Chapter, YGE Award (2016) for the Best Paper on “Computational Geomechanics”
  • IGS-Baroda Chapter, YGE Award (2014) for the best paper on “Ground Improvement”
  • Received Post-doctoral Research fellowship (2013-2014), University of Dundee, United Kingdom, on Geotechnical Centrifuge Modelling and Numerical Analysis for Foundation Design of Offshore Wave Energy Converter
  • Received offer for Post-doctoral Fellowship (2012), University of Alberta, Canada, on Trench-less Technology and Road Research
  • Member British Geotechnical Association 2013
  • Life member, Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS)
 

Research Scholar

  1.  Mr. P.V. Pavan Kumar
  2.  Mr. Pawan Kumar Chamling
 

Membership

 
1.       Life Member
Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS), India
2.       Member 2018-2022
International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE)
3.       Member 2013-2014
British Geotechnical Association (BGA), UK

Edited books

Haldar, S., Patra S. and Ghanekar R. (Ed.) (2020).  “Advances in Offshore Geotechnics”, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Proceedings of the First Indian Symposium on Offshore Geotechnics (ISOG) 2019, Symposium, Pub. Springer.10.1007/978-981-15-6832-9

 

Professional Experience

Academic Research Experience

  • Assistant Professor (June 2017 onwards), IIT Bhubaneswar, Bhubaneswar, Arugul, Odisha
  • Assistant Professor (December 2016- June 2017), IIT Mandi, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh
  • Assistant Professor (September 2014 - December 2016), NIT Rourkela, Odisha
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Feburary 2013-September 2014), University of Dundee, UK
  • Project Associate (August 2012-February 2013), IIT Delhi, New Delhi

Industrial Experience

  • Assistant Engineer (December 2007-February 2008), West Bengal State Electricity Transmission Company Limited, West Bengal
  • Engineer Trainee (August 2007-December 2007), Indo-Canadian Consultancy Ltd., Noida

Sponsored Projects

 
Sr. No.
Project Title

Amount

Sponsor

Duration

Position

1

Design and Development of Low-Cost, Easy to Install, Sustainable Foundations for Renewable Energy Devices

Rs. 58.98 lacs

SPARC, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)

Two years

 

Principal Investigator (PI)

2.

UKIERI

Support for SPARC project “Design and Development of Low-Cost, Easy to Install, Sustainable Foundations for Renewable Energy Devices”

Rs. 12 lacs

UKIERI

 

Two years

 

Principal Investigator (PI)

3

Safeguarding heritage structures using seismic metamaterials

Rs. 52.84 lacs

SPARC, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)

In collaboration with IIT Indore

Two years

 

Co-Principal Investigator (co-PI)

4

Stability analysis of reinforced soil wall under seismic loads - a novel approach

Rs. 40.34 lacs

ECR, Science and Engineering Research Board, DST, Gov. of India

Three years

Principal Investigator (PI)

5

A Study on Fly ash-Geosynthetics Interaction Characteristics Pertinent to Bridge Abutment

Rs.10 lacs

Seed grant, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubanneswar

Two years

Principal Investigator (PI)

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