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Vishwas A Sawant Abhimanyu
Vishwas A Sawant Associate Professor sawntfce[at]iitr.ac.in +91-1332-285892
Areas of Interest
  • Pile Foundation, Laterally Loaded Pile in Horizontal and Sloping ground
  • Pavement, Dynamic Analysis of Rigid pavement
  • Liquefaction, Numerical Modelling of Liquefaction
Professional Background
FromToDesignationOrganisation
20012003Senior Structural EngineerZentech India Marine and Offshore Engg
Honors and Awards
AwardInstituteYear
Best Paper Award for year 1998-1999Indian Geotechnical Journal2000
Best Paper AwardNational Conference on "Innovations and Applications of Mathematical Modeling Techniques in Engineer2008
Best Paper AwardNational Conference 4th Uttarakhand State Science and Technology Congress, USSTC-20092009
Endevour Postdoctoral Research Fellowship AwardDEEWR, Australian Government2011
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
B. E.Civil EngineeringMumbai1990
M. TechOffshore EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology Bombay1993
Ph. D.Geotechnical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology Bombay1998
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Mathematical Model for Proposed GAP SystemCSIR-CBRI2017
Memberships
  • Indian Society for Hydraulics, Life Member
  • Indian Geotechnical Society, Life Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
CAD of FoundationsCE 612P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Spring
Soil Dynamics & Machine FoundationCE 533P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Autumn
Advanced Numerical MethodsCE 512P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Autumn
Seepage in Foundations & Earth StructuresCE 534P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Autumn
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Dynamic Analysis of Rigid Pavements Considering Vehicle Pavement InteractionV A PatilA2008
Effect of Pile Configuration on Dynamic Response of Pile GroupsKiran B LadhaneA2009
Probabilistic Analysis of footings resting on three layered soilP Pradeep KumarA2009
Performance prediction model for bituminous mixesHaider Habeeb AodahA2010
Modelling of Liquefaction using Coupled Finite Element AnalysisSunita KumariA2011
Meshfree Modeling of Contaminant MigrationRupali SatavalekarA2012
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
University of Malaysia SarawakAs Lecturer on 3 year Contract from June 2003 to June 200625/6/2003
Edith Cowan University, AustraliaPost Doctoral Fellowship for period of six months30-05-2011
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
Two day Workshop I-SCAAD 2005University Malaysia Sarawak, a joint venture with AIT Bangkok25-05-2005
Two day Workshop on Structural Steel Design and ApplicationUniversity Malaysia Sarawak and Malaysian Structural Steel Association07-09-2005
Recent Advances in Ground Improvement Techniques, RAGIT-2011IGS Roorkee Chapter24-02-2011
Special Lectures Delivered
TitlePlaceDate
Analysis Of Building Frames With Soil-Structure InteractionKuching, Malaysia28/5/2005
Pile FoundationInstitution of Engineers Roorkee Local Centre 5/7/2007
Refereed Journal Papers

International Journals:

  1. V. A. Sawant and D. M. Dewaikar, (1999), ‘Analysis of Pile Subjected to Cyclic Lateral Loading’, Geotechnical Engineering Journal, South-East Asian Geotechnical Society, 30(1),  April 1999, 25-40
  2. V. A. Sawant, Norazzlina M Sa’don (2007), ‘Flexural Stress Analysis of Rigid  Pavements Using Axi-symmetric and Plane Strain FEM’, Asean Journal of Science and Technology for Development, 24(4), 2007, 443-451
  3. D.M. Dewaikar, B. G. Mohapatro, V. A. Sawant, H. S. Chore, ‘Computation Of Bearing Capacity Factor Nq – Terzaghi And Prandtl Mechanism’, Asean Journal of Science and Technology for Development, 25(2), 2008, 227-336
  4. V. A. Sawant, (2009) ‘Dynamic Analysis of Rigid Pavement with Vehicle-Pavement Interaction’, International  Journal of Pavement Engineering, 10(1), February 2009, 63-72
  5. V. A. Sawant, ‘Stochastic Finite Element Analysis of Pile Using FOSM’, Journal of Australian Geomechanics, 44(1), March 2009, 81-90
  6. D. M. Dewaikar, R. S. Salimath, V. A. Sawant, ‘A modified p-y curve for the analysis of a laterally loaded pile in stiff clay’, Journal of Australian Geomechanics, 44(3), 2009, 91-100
  7. V. A. Sawant, ‘Effect of Mass and Velocity of Air-craft on Response of Rigid Pavement’, Geotechnical Engineering Journal, South-East Asian Geotechnical Society, 39(4), 201-205
  8. V. A. Sawant, ‘Stochastic Finite Element Analysis of Pile Using FOSM’, Geotechnical Engineering Journal, South-East Asian Geotechnical Society, 39(4), 2009, 207-212
  9. H.S. Chore, R.K. Ingle, V.A. Sawant, ‘Building frame- pile foundation -soil interactive analysis’, Interaction and Multiscale Mechanics, 2(4), 2009, 397-411
  10. H.S. Chore, R.K. Ingle and V.A. Sawant, ‘Building frame - pile foundation - soil interaction analysis: a parametric study’, Interaction and Multiscale Mechanics Journal, 3(1), 2010, 55-79
  11. V.A. Patil, V.A. Sawant and Kousik Deb, ‘Use of finite and infinite elements in static analysis of pavement’, Interaction and Multiscale Mechanics Journal, 3(1), 2010, 95-110
  12. K. Deb, V A Sawant, A. S. Kiran ‘Effect of fines on compaction characteristics of poorly graded sand’, International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 4, 2010, 299-304
  13. V A Sawant, Kousik Deb, V A Patil, ‘Dynamic Pavement-Vehicle Interaction of Rigid Pavement Resting on Two-Parameter Soil Medium’,  ASCE, Geotechnical Special Publication, 209, 2010, 209-214
  14. H.S. Chore, R. K. Ingle and V.A. Sawant 'Parametric Study of Pile Groups Subjected to Lateral Loads'. Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Korea, 36(2), 2010, 243-246
  15. V A Sawant, V A Patil, Kousik Deb, ‘Effect of vehicle-pavement interaction on Dynamic Response of Rigid Pavements’, Geomechanics and Geoengineering, 6(1), 2011, 31-39
  16. Mayank Suhirid, Kiran B Ladhane, Mahendra Singh, Vishwas A Sawant, Lateral Load Capacity of Rock Socketed Piers Using Finite Difference Approach, Journal of Civil Engineering Research, 1(1), 2011, 1-8
  17. V.A. Sawant and K.B. Ladhane, Dynamic response of pile groups in series and parallel configuration, Structural Engineering and Mechanics,  41(3), 2012, 395-406
  18. H. S. Chore, R. K. Ingle and V A Sawant, ‘Non- linear analysis of pile groups subjected to lateral load using p-y curve’, Interaction and Multiscale Mechanics Journal, 5(1), 2012, 57-73.
  19. H. S. Chore, R. K. Ingle and  V A Sawant, ‘Parametric Study of Laterally Loaded Pile Groups using Simplified F.E. Models’, Coupled Systems Mechanics, An International Journal, 1(1), 2012, 1-17
  20. V. A. Sawant and S. K. Shukla, ‘Finite Element Analysis for Laterally Loaded Piles in Sloping Ground’, Coupled Systems Mechanics, An International Journal, 1(1), 2012, 59-78.
  21. Ladhane, K. B. and Sawant, V. A., 'Dynamic Response of 2 Piles in Series and Parallel Arrangement', Engineering Journal,16(4), 2012, 63-72
  22. Sawant, V. A., Pawar, G. S. and Ladhane, K. B., Parametric Study of Piled Raft for Three Load-Patterns, Coupled System Mechanics, 2012, 1(2), 115-131
  23. V. A. Sawant and S. K. Shukla, Can Finite Element and Closed-Form Solutions for Laterally Loaded Piles Be Identical?, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 43(2), 2012, 239-251
  24. V. A. Sawant, V. A. Patil and Kousik Deb (2012) “Finite Element Analysis of Rigid Pavement on a Nonlinear Two Parameter Foundation Model”, International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, J. Ross Publication, U.S.A, 6(3), 275-286
  25. V. A. Sawant, S. K. Shukla, Nagaratnam Sivakugan and B M Das, 'Insight into pile setup and load-carrying capacity of driven piles', International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 7(1), 2013, 71-83
  26. V A Patil , V A Sawant, Kousik Deb, 2-D Finite Element Analysis Of Rigid Pavement Considering Dynamic Vehicle Pavement Interaction Effects, Applied Mathematical Modelling, 37, 2013, 1282-1294, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apm.2012.03.034
  27. K. B. Ladhane, S. B. Hajare, V A Sawant, ‘Analysis of Infinite Beams on Elastic Foundation Using Meshfree Method’, International Journal of Civil Engineering Science, 2(1),2013, 22-29
  28. D.M. Dewaikar, B. G. Mohapatro, V. A. Sawant, H. S. Chore, ‘A new approach for the Computation Of Bearing Capacity Factor Nc – Terzaghi And Prandtl Mechanism’, International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 7(3), 2013, 304-309.
  29. V A Patil , V A Sawant, Kousik Deb, ‘3-D Finite Element Dynamic Analysis of Rigid Pavement Using Infinite Elements’, International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, 13(5), 2013, 533-544.
  30. Kumari, Sunita and Sawant, V. A., (2013) 'Use of Infinite Elements in Simulating Liquefaction Phenomenon using Coupled Approach, Coupled System Mechanics, 2013, 2(4), 375-387
  31. V. A. Sawant and S. K. Shukla, ‘Effect of edge distance from the slope crest on the response of a laterally loaded pile in sloping ground’, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 32(1), 2014, DOI 10.1007/s10706-013-9694-7
  32. H. S. Chore, R. K. Ingle and V A Sawant, Non linear soil structure interaction of space frame-pile foundation-soil system: a parametric study ', Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 49(1), 2014, 95-110
  33. S. Mehndiratta, V. A. Sawant and N.K. Samadhiya, 'Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis of Laterally Loaded Pile ', Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 49(4), 2014, 479-489
  34. Sharma, P. K., Sawant, V. A., Shukla, S. K., Zubair Khan, (2014) 'Experimental and Numerical Simulation of Contaminant Transport Through Layered Soil', International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 8(4), 2014, 345-351 DOI 10.1179/1939787913Y.0000000014
  35. Satavalekar, R S  and Sawant, V. A. (2014) 'Numerical Modelling of Contaminant Transport using FEM and Meshfree Method', Advances in Environmental Research, 3(2), 117-129.
  36. Singh, Mandeep and Sawant, V. A. (2014) ' Parametric study on flexible footing resting on partially saturated soil', Coupled System Mechanics, 2014, 3(2), 233-245
  37. Sunita Kumari and Sawant, V. A., Simulation of Liquefaction Phenomenon in Semi-infinite Domain under Harmonic Loading, International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 9(3), 2015, 251-264 http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/1939787914Y.0000000059
  38. Ladhane, K. B.  and Sawant, V. A., 'Effect of pile group configurations on nonlinear dynamic response', International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, 2016, 16(1),  10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.000047
  39. Bhatnagar Shashank, Sunita Kumari and Sawant, V. A. , 'Numerical analysis of earth embankment resting on liquefiable soil and remedial measures', International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, 2016, 16(1), 10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0000501
  40. Chandluri Vinay Kumar, Sawant V. A. and Shukla, S. K. (2015), ' Seismic Stability Analysis of Reinforced Soil Wall Using Horizontal Slice Method', Published online  International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering, 1(3), DOI 10.1007/s40891-015-0025-3
  41. Ganaie A. H. and Sawant V A (2015), 'Analysis of a Strip Footing on a Homogenous Soil Using Element Free Galerkin Method', Coupled System Mechanics, 2015, 4(4), 365-383
  42. Sawant, V. A., Ladhane, K. B., (2016), 'Nonlinear FEA of Pile Group Subjected to Lateral Load', Open Journal of Civil Engineering, Scientific Research Publishing, 2016, 6, 19-30
  43. Satavalekar, R S and Sawant V. A. (2016), 'Contaminant Transport Through Geomembranes Overlying Clay and Sand Using Element Free Galerkin Method', Published online  International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering, 2(2), Article 14, DOI 10.1007/s40891-016-0054-6
  44. A Kranthikumar, Sawant V. A. and Shukla, S K (2016), 'Numerical Modeling of Granular Anchor Pile System in Loose Sandy Soil Subjected to Uplift Loading', Published online  International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering, 2(2), Article 15, DOI 10.1007/s40891-016-0056-4
  45. A Kranthikumar, Sawant, V. A., Pradeep Kumar and Shukla, S K, 'Numerical and Experimental Investigations of Granular Anchor Piles in Loose Sandy Soil Subjected to Uplift Loading', Published online International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0000733
  46. Bhatnagar, Shashank, A Kranthikumar, Sawant, V. A. 'Seismic Analysis of dam under different upstream water levels', Accepted in Advances in Computational Design, 1(3), 2016, 265-274
  47. Mehndiratta, S. and Sawant, V. A., 'Numerical Modelling of Mechanical Behaviour of Partially Saturated Soils Using Coupled FEA, Published online International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, DOI:10.1080/19386362.2016.1231391
  48. Satavalekar, R S and Sawant V. A., '1 D Contaminant Transport Using Element Free Galerkin Method With Irregular Nodes', Coupled System Mechanics, 5(3), 2016, 203- 221

Indian Journals:

  1. V. A. Sawant, N. B. Amin and D. M. Dewaikar, (1996), 'Response of a Pile to Cyclic Lateral Loads Using Moment Area Method', Indian Geotechnical Journal, 26(4), 1996, 353-363
  2. V. A. Sawant and D. M. Dewaikar, (1999), ‘Analysis of Pile Groups subjected to Cyclic Lateral Loading’, Indian Geotechnical Journal, 29(3), 1999, 199-220
  3. D. M. Dewaikar, B. G. Mohapatro,V. A. Sawant, and H. S. Chore, ‘Computation of Nγ for a Smooth Footing - Hill Mechanism’, Indian Geotechnical Journal, 37(2), 2007, 132-142 
  4. D.M. Dewaikar, S.P. Varghese, V. A. Sawant, and H. S. Chore, ‘Non-linear 3-D FEA of Laterally Loaded Piles Incorporating No-tension Behaviour of Soil’, Indian Geotechnical Journal, 37(3), 2007, 174-189
  5. V. A. Sawant, H. S. Chore, ‘Dynamic Analysis Of Building Frame Supported On Pile Foundation’, Journal of Structural Engineering, Chennai, 35(4), 2008, 255-263
  6. G. S. Kame, V. A. Sawant, ‘Parametric Study of Raft Foundation using FEM’, Journal of Structural Engineering, Chennai, India, 35(5), 2008, 383-389
  7. V. A. Sawant, G. S. Kame, ‘Study of Piled Raft Foundation using FEM’, ICFAI University Journal of Structural Engineering, 2(2), 2009, 35-48 (Reference # 62J-2009-04-03-01)
  8. D.M. Dewaikar, V. A. Sawant, H. S. Chore, S. A. Halkude ‘Active Thrust on Bracing System of Open Cuts in Soil’, Indian Geotechnical Journal, 39(2), 2009, 201-215
  9. V. A. Sawant and H S Chore, ‘Building Frame- Pile Foundation-Soil Interactive Analysis Using 3D-FEM’, Journal of Structural Engineering, Chennai, 36(6), 2010, 441-451
  10. V. A. Patil, V. A. Sawant, and Kousik Deb, ‘Response of Rigid Pavement Resting on Two-Parameter Soil Medium Subjected to Moving Load’, Journal of Structural Engineering, Chennai, 38(2), 2011, 142-152
  11. V. A. Sawant and S. K. Shukla, ‘Three-dimensional finite element analysis of laterally loaded piles in sloping ground’,  Indian Geotechnical Journal , 42(4), 2012, 278-286
  12. V A Patil , V A Sawant, Kousik Deb, ‘3-D Finite Element Analysis For Dynamic Response of Rigid Pavement Subjected To Moving Load’, Journal of Structural Engineering, Chenaai, 40(3), 2013, 236-244
  13. Satavalekar, R S  and Sawant, V. A. (2015) 'Two dimensional contaminant transport through layered soil using Element Free Galerkin Method', Published online Indian Geotechnical Journal, DOI: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40098-015-0156-4
  14. Kumari Sunita, Sawant V A, Sahoo, Pragyan P(2015) 'Assessment of effect of cyclic frequency and soil modulus on liquefaction using coupled FEA', Published online Indian Geotechnical Journal, DOI: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/10.1007/s40098-015-0160-8
  15. Chore, H. S., Sawant, V. A., 'Soil-Structure Interaction of Space Frame supported on Pile Foundation Embedded in Cohesionless Soil', Published online Indian Geotechnical Journal. DOI: 10.1007/s40098-016-0188-4
  16. Ganaie A. H. and Sawant V A, 'Analysis of a Strip Footing on a Layered Soil Using Element Free Galerkin Method', Published online Indian Geotechnical Journal, 47(1):96–106
  17. Mehndiratta, S. and Sawant, V. A., 'Behaviour of Partially Saturated Soil under Isotropic and Triaxial Condition Using Modified BBM', Published online Indian Geotechnical Journal DOI: 10.1007/s40098-017-0231-0