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Dr. Priti Maheshwari
Priti Maheshwari Associate Professor pritifce[at]iitr.ac.in 91-1332-285883
Areas of Interest
  • Geotechnical Engineering, Soil-Structure Interaction, Ground Engineering: Modeling and Analysis
Professional Background
FromToDesignationOrganisation
2012On GoingAssociate ProfessorIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee-247667
March 2014August 201Research AssociateIISc Bangalore
20082012Assistant ProfessorIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee-247667
20042005LecturerBirla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, Pilani-333031
20052008LecturerIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee-247667
Honors and Awards
AwardInstituteYear
Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Geotechnical EngineeringTaylor and Francis2010
IGS Z Tech Biennial Award for the best paper published in Indian Geotechnical Journal on GeosynthetiIndian Geotechnical Society2010
Invitation for Second Indo-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (IAFOE)Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum and the U.S. National Academy of Engineering2008
Gold Medal for First position in Civil EngineeringUniversity of Burdwan1999
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
Ph.D.Geotechnical EngineeringIIT Kanpur2004
M.E.Structural EngineeringMNREC Allahabad2001
B.E.Civil EngineeringREC Durgapur, West Bengal1999
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Soil investigations for design of foundations of various structures of proposed clinker grinding uniGACL, Mumbai2005
Laboratory Soil Investigations for Proposed Grinding Unit of GACL, at Dadari.GACL, Mumbai2006
Soil Investigations and Recommendations for Foundation Design of Overhead Water Tank at Kashipur, SeProject Manager, Construction Division, U.P. Jal Nigam, Rampur2006
Stability of Slopes and Design of Remedial Measures for CSI Rajpur, DehradunPWD, Dehradun2006
Soil Investigation for BC for Foundation Design of Car ParkingsChairman, Municipal Corp., Mussoorie2006
Soil Investigation for OHTs at Mirzapur Pol, Jeevala and KunjnavarEx. En. IX Div. Jalnigam, Saharanpur2006
Recommendations for Design of Foundations of Various Structures of Clinker Grinding Unit of GACL, UtGACL, Mumbai2006
Stability of Slopes and Design of Remedial Measures: Construction of 132 kV Substation at Satpuli (PPower Trans. Corp. of UA, PTCUL, Dehradun2006
Geotechnical Investigations for Redevelopment of Town Hall of Mussoorie Municipal Corporation, MussoChairman, Municipal Corporation, Mussoorie2006
Geotechnical & Geophysical Investigations for Expansion of Ambuja Cement Plant at Darlaghat (HP)GACL, Darlaghat (HP)2007
Recommendations for Design of Foundations of Various Structures of Expansion of Ambuja Cement Plant GACL, Darlaghat (HP)2007
Participation in seminars
NamePlaceSponsored ByDate
National Conference on Advances in Bridge EngineeringI.I.T. RoorkeeDepartment of Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee24-25 Marc
National Conference on Foundations and Retaining Structures (NCFRS)I.I.T. RoorkeeIGS Roorkee Local Chapter23-24 May,
National Workshop on Quality Control in Construction through Precision Equipments (QCPEE) – 2007I.I.T. RoorkeeIndian Society for Construction Materials and Structures (ISCMS)24 October
All India Seminar on Air Pollution and Health Impacts (AISAPHI)Institution of Engineers, RoorkeeInstitution of Engineers, RoorkeeFeb. 23-24
Second Indo-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (IAFOE 2008)Irvine, California, USAIndo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF), New Delhi, in collaboration with US National Academy February 2
Memberships
  • Indian Geotechnical Society, Life Member (LM 1986)
  • Indian Society of Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling Technology, Life Member (LM 1907)
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Engineering Behaviour of RocksCEN-523M. Tech. (Geotech) 1st yearAutumn
Foundation EngineeringCEN-306B. Tech. 3rd year (Civil)Spring
Projects and Thesis Supervised
Title of ProjectNames of Students
Analysis of piled raft foundationAlok Kumar
Finite element analysis of shallow foundations for eccentric inclined loadsBayya Venkata Lokesh
Behavior of granular piles with randomly mixed fibresMani Bhushan Kumar
A computer package on design of geosynthetic reinforced earth slopeAnil Barnowal
Comparative study of various statistical strength criteria for rocksE. Venkatesham
Engineering behavior of granular materialsSarita Gupta
Behavior of geogrid reinforced granular pilesAyan Kundu
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Deterministic and probabilistic analysis of shallow foundations on layered soilsP. Pradeep KumarA1
Behaviour of foundations on improved ground under static and movingShubha KhatriA1
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
Arnold & Mabel Beckman center of National Academics, Irvine, CaliforniaTo attend Indo-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (IAFOE 2008) February 2
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
Conference on Numerical Methods in GeomechanicsDeptt. of Civil Engineering and IGS Roorkee Chapter3-4.3.17
Special Lectures Delivered
TitlePlaceDate
Various Field and Laboratory Tests on Soils & Some Aspects Related to Dug WellsContinuing Education Centre, IIT RoorkeeSept. 19,
Various Field and Laboratory Tests on Soils & Some Aspects Related to Dug WellsContinuing Education Centre, IIT RoorkeeSept. 19,
Various Field and Laboratory Tests on Soils & Some Aspects Related to Dug WellsContinuing Education Centre, IIT RoorkeeSept. 19,
Books Authored

Maheshwari Priti (2010), A Chapter on “Foundation – Soil Interaction” in “Geotechnical Engineering Handbook”, Ed. Braja M. Das, pp. 4-1 – 4-63, J. Ross Publishing Inc. USA. ISBN 978-1-932159-83-7. 

Refereed Journal Papers

Maheshwari, Priti and Murakonda Pavani, “Analysis of Rigid Pavements Resting on Extensible Geosynthetic Reinforced Earth Beds”, International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering. (Accepted).

Maheshwari, Priti & Babu GL Sivakumar (2017), “Nonlinear deformation analysis of geocell reinforcement in pavements” International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE. Vol. 17, No. 6, pp. 04016144-1-04016144-12.

Maheshwari, Priti (2015), “Settlement of shallow footings on layered soil: state-of-art”, International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering. Vol. 9, No.1, 42-48.

Maheshwari, Priti (2014), “Infinite beams on stone column reinforced tensionless earth beds under moving loads.” International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 21-25. 

Maheshwari, Priti and Khatri, Shubha (2013), “Response of infinite beams on geosynthetic-reinforced granular bed- soft soil with stone columns under moving loads.” International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, Vol. 13, No. 6, pp. 713-728. 

Kumar, P. Pradeep and Maheshwari, Priti (2013) “Stochastic analysis of strip footings on elastic layered soil.” KSCE, Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 17, No. 7, 1621-1629.

Maheshwari, Priti and Chauhan, Vinay Bhushan (2013), “Beams on Extensible Geosynthetics & Stone Column Improved Soil.” Proc. of Institution of Civil Engineers, Ground Improvement, Vol. 166, No. 4, 233-247. DOI: 10.1680/grim.12.00005.

Maheshwari, Priti and Khatri, Shubha (2012), “Influence of Inclusion of Geosynthetic Layer on Response of Combined Footings on Stone Column Reinforced Earth Beds.” Geomechanics and Engineering, Vol.4, No. 4, pp. 263-279.

Maheshwari, Priti and Khatri, Shubha (2012), “Generalized Model for Footings on Geosynthetic – Reinforced Granular Fill – Stone Column Improved Soft Soil System.” International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 6, No. 4, 403-414.

Maheshwari, Priti and Khatri, Shubha (2012), “Nonlinear analysis of infinite beams on granular bed-stone columns reinforced earth beds under moving loads.” Soils and Foundations, Vol. 52, No. 1, 114-125.

Maheshwari, Priti and Kumar, P. Pradeep (2011), “Probabilistic Analysis and Design of a Strip Footing on Layered Soil Media.” Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Springer, Vol. 29, No. 6, 1099-1108.

Maheshwari, Priti, Viladkar, M.N. and Kumar Arun (2011), “Experimental Evaluation of Nonlinear Kelvin Model Constants by using Triaxial Test Data.” International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 4, 373-382.

Maheshwari, Priti and Khatri, Shubha (2011), “Nonlinear Analysis of Footings on Granular Bed – Stone Column Improved Soft Soil.” Geomechanics and Geoengineering: An International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 6, No. 3, 185-194.

Maheshwari, Priti and Kashyap, Deepak (2011), “Stochastic Analysis of Beams on Reinforced Earth Beds.” Georisk: Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards, Vol. 5, No. 3-4, 207-217.

Maheshwari, Priti and Khatri, Shubha (2011) “A Nonlinear Model for Footings on Granular Bed–Stone Column Reinforced Earth Beds.” Applied Mathematical Modelling, Vol. 35, No. 6, 2790-2804.

Maheshwari, Priti and Khatri, Shubha (2010) “Nonlinear Response of Footings on Granular Bed – Stone Column –Reinforced Poor Soil.” International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, J. Ross Publishing, Inc., U.S.A., Vol. 4, No. 4, 435 – 443. DOI 10.3328/IJGE.2010.04.04.435-443.

Maheshwari, Priti and Viladkar, M.N. (2010) “Soil-Structure Interaction of Damped Infinite Beams on Extensible Geosynthetic Reinforced Earth Beds under Moving Loads”. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Springer, Vol. 28, No. 5, 579 – 590. DOI: 10.1007/s10706-010-9314-8.

Maheshwari, Priti (2010) “Analysis of Rails on Damped Tensionless Reinforced Earth Beds under Moving Loads”. International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, J. Ross Publishing, Inc., U.S.A., Vol. 4, No. 1, 127 – 137. DOI: 10.3328/IJGE.2010.04.01.127-137.

Maheshwari, Priti and Kashyap, Deepak (2009), “Stochastic Design of Beams on Reinforced Random Earth Beds in Deterministic Mode”. Georisk: Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards, Taylor and Francis, UK, Vol. 3, No. 4, 224 – 231. DOI: 10.1080/17499510902744713.

Maheshwari, Priti, Viladkar, M.N. and Venkatesham, E. (2009), “Modified Stanley's Approach for Statistical Analysis of Compression Strength Test Data of Rock Specimens”. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Elsevier, Vol. 49, No. 7, 1154 – 1161. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrmms.2009.07.001.

Samadhiya, N.K., Maheshwari, Priti, Zsaki, A., Basu, Partha and Kundu, Ayan, (2009)Strengthening of Clay by Geogrid Reinforced Granular Pile”. International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, J. Ross Publishing, Inc., U.S.A., Vol. 3, No. 3, 377 – 386. DOI  10.3328/IJGE.2009.03.03.377-386.

Maheshwari, Priti, Viladkar, M.N. and Venkatesham, E. (2009), “A New Probabilistic Approach to Analysis of Compressive Strength Test Data of Rock Specimens”. Geomechanics and Geoengineering: An International Journal, Taylor and Francis, UK, Vol. 4, No. 2, 163 –169. [June 2009]. DOI: 10.1080=17486020902855670.

Maheshwari, Priti and Viladkar, M.N. (2009), “A Mathematical Model for Beams on Geosynthetic Reinforced Earth Beds under Strip Loading”. Applied Mathematical Modelling, Elsevier, UK, Vol. 33, No. 4, pp. 1803 – 1814. DOI: 10.1016/j.apm.2008.03.009. [April 2009].

Maheshwari, Priti (2008), “Analysis of Beams on Tensionless Reinforced Granular Fill- Soil System”. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, John Wiley & Sons Inc., UK, Vol. 32, No. 12, pp. 1479 – 1494. DOI: 10.1002/nag.681.

Samadhiya, N.K., Maheshwari, Priti, Basu, Partha and Kumar, Mani Bhushan (2008), “Load-Settlement Characteristics of Granular Piles with Randomly Mixed Fibres”. Indian Geotechnical Journal, Indian Geotechnical Society, New Delhi, India, Vol. 38, No. 3, pp. 345 – 354.

Maheshwari, Priti and Kashyap, Deepak (2008), “Rationalization of Factors of Safety in Analysis of Beams on Geosynthetic Reinforced Random Earth Beds by Monte Carlo Simulation”. International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, J. Ross Publishing, Inc., U.S.A., Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 277 – 284. DOI: 10.3328.IJGE.2008.02.03.277-284.

Maheshwari, Priti, Basudhar, P.K. & Chandra, S. (2008), “Response of Beams on Geosynthetic Reinforced Earth Beds Subjected to Uniform Loading”. Indian Geotechnical Journal, Indian Geotechnical Society, New Delhi, India, Vol. 38, No. 1, pp. 21 – 32.

Maheshwari, Priti and Viladkar, Manohar Narayan (2007), “Strip Footings on a Three Layer Soil System: Theory of Elasticity Approach”. International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, J. Ross Publishing, Inc., U.S.A., Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 47-59.

Maheshwari, Priti, Basudhar, P.K. & Chandra, S. (2006), “Modeling and Analysis of Infinite Beams on Extensible Geosynthetic-Reinforced Granular Fill-Soft Soil System Subjected to Moving Loads”, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 152, Ground Modification and Seismic Mitigation, ASCE, pp. 259 - 266. (Geoshanghai, International Conference, Shanghai, China, June 6-8, 2006)

Maheshwari, Priti and Madhav, M.R. (2006). “Analysis of a Rigid Footing Lying on Three Layered Soil Using the Finite Difference Method”. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering: An International Journal, Springer, Netherlands, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 851-869. DOI: 10.1007/s10706-005-7109-0.

Maheshwari, P., Basudhar P.K. and Chandra, S. (2006). “Modeling of Beams on Reinforced Granular Beds”. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering: An International Journal, Springer, Netherlands, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 313-324. DOI: 10.1007/s10706-004-7548-z.

Maheshwari, P., Chandra, S. and Basudhar, P.K. (2005). “Steady State Response of Beams on a Tensionless Geosynthetic-Reinforced Granular Fill-Soft Soil System Subjected to Moving Loads”. Soils and Foundations, The Japanese Geotechnical Society, Japan, Vol. 45, No. 5, pp. 11-18.

Maheshwari, P., Basudhar P.K. and Chandra, S. (2005). “The Effect of Prestressing Force and Interfacial Friction on the Settlement Characteristics of Beams on Reinforced Granular Beds”. Indian Geotechnical Journal, Indian Geotechnical Society, New Delhi, India, Vol. 35, No. 3, pp. 283-298.

Maheshwari, P., Chandra, S. and Basudhar, P.K. (2004). “Response of Beams on a Tensionless Extensible Geosynthetic-Reinforced Granular Fill-Soft Soil system Subjected to Moving Loads”. Computers and Geotechnics, Elsevier, UK, Vol. 31, No. 7, pp. 537-548.  DOI:10.1016/j.compgeo.2004.07.005.

Maheshwari, P., Basudhar P.K. and Chandra, S. (2004). “Analysis of Beams on Reinforced Granular Beds”. Geosynthetics International, Thomas Telford Ltd., London, UK, Vol. 11, No. 6, pp.470-480. DOI: 10.1680/gein.11.6.470.54387.

Maheshwari, P., Chandra, S. and Basudhar, P.K. (2004). “Modelling of Beams on a Geosynthetic-Reinforced Granular Fill-Soft Soil System Subjected to Moving Loads”. Geosynthetics International, Thomas Telford Ltd., London, UK, Vol. 11, No. 5, pp.369-376. DOI: 10.1680/gein.11.5.369.53138.