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Mittal S.
Satyendra Mittal Associate Professor smittfce[at] +91 - 1332 - 285837
Areas of Interest
  • Geotechnical Engineering , Ground Improvement, Soil Dynamics, Geotechnical Engineering, Foundation Designs
Honors and Awards
ISCMS Tata Steel AwardISCMS2002
ISTE National Award ISTE2004
IGS -Resham Singh AwardIndian Geotechnical Society, New Delhi2013
IGS Indra Joshi Best Technical paper AwardIndian Geotechnical Society, New Delhi2012
Uttarakhand Govt. Best Engineer AwardThe Institution of Engg. Dehradun2015
Educational Details
M.E.Earthquake Engg.University of Roorkee1986
B.E.Civil Engg.University of Allahabad1980
Ph.D.Civil Engg.University of Roorkee1998
  • Indian Geotechnical Society, National Executive Committee Member
  • The Institution of Engineers, Life Member
  • Indian Society of Earthquake Technology, Life Member
  • Indian Water Resources Society, Life Member
  • Indian Society of Technical Education, Life Member
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Behaviour of Nailed Vertical CutsMrs. Meenal GosaviA2002
Behaviour of Randomly distributed fiber-reinforced sand in shallow foundationsRavikant MittalA2004
Behaviour of shallow footings on reinforced earth slopesMohd. Yusuf ShahA2006
Liquefaction behavior of reinforced earth soilsRajeev ChauhanA2009
Behavior of Anchors In SoilsSanjeev MukherjeeA2012
Geosynthetic applications in Rail TracksMs. Pratibha SinghO2015
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
IndonesiaLecture in International Conference2015
Sri LankaLecture in International Conference2015
South AfricaTo deliver lecture in International Conference2014
South KoreaTo deliver lecture in International Conference2013
Holland & SwitzerlandTo attain advance training in Trenchless Construction2012
USATo deliver lecture in International Conference2010
EgyptTo deliver lecture in International conference on Geosynthetics in Alexendria2009
ChinaTo deliver lecture in International conference on Geosynthetics in Shanghai2008
FranceTo deliver lectures to manufacturers of geosynthetics about ground improvement techniques- Indian experience2007
ItalyTo present a technical paper in international conference on Earthquake resistant design of structures2007
Malaysia To present a technical paper in international conference on Ground Improvement Techniques. 2004
NepalOn Norwegian govt. fellowship to attend international training programme on sediment management on Hydro Projects2001
Bangladesh Invited by Bangladesh Univ. of Engg. & Technology Dhaka, to deliver key note lectures on Small Hydro Power Projects. All expenses borne by Bangladesh Govt. 1999
Japan On Japanese Govt. Scholarship to study technical vocational rehabilitation measures to handicapped, in addition to construction projects management. Got special training in construction giants M/S Sumitomo construction Co., Tokyo.1998
U.S.A. To present paper in international conference held in New Orieans, U.S.A1996
China On UNDP fellowship to study advanced designs of Small Hydro Power Projects. Got Best Trainee Officer award amongst participants of 18 countries. 1995
Singapore To present paper in international conference. 1991
United Kingdom Got GSE Scholarship sponsored by rotary Foundation for study of Earthquake resistant design of Hydropower Structures. I was attached to Prof. J. Irwin of Bristol University, U.K1986
IraqJob 1982
Special Lectures Delivered
Liquefaction Control Measure by Use of GeocellsThe Institute of Engineers & IGS2015
Soil Nailing for Slope StabilisationJawahar Lal Nehru Technical University Hyderabad2015
Books Authored
  1. Soil Testing for Engineers
  2. Pile Foundation Design & Construction
  3. An Introduction to Ground Improvement Engg.
  4. Biography of Sir M. Visvesarayya 
Refereed Journal Papers


  1. International Refereed Journals:


  1. Mittal, S. & Xialei, C. (1996), “Improvisation of plant load factor of small hydro power stations”, Journal on Water & Energy International, Vol. 53, No. 3, pp 41- 45.


  1. Mittal, S. (2005), “Housing construction on inclined cuts”, Asian Journal of Civil Engg., Tehran, Iran, Vol. 6, No.4, pp 331-346.


  1. Mittal, S. (2006), “Soil nailing application in erosion control- an experimental study”, Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering”, The Netherlands, (24), PP 675-688.


  1. Mittal, S., Garg, K.G. and Saran, S. (2006), “Analysis and design of retaining wall having reinforced frictional backfill”, Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, The Netherlands (24), pp 499-522.


  1. Mittal, Satyendra & Biswas, A.K.(2006), “River Bank Erosion Control by Soil nailing”, Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering”, The Netherlands, (24), PP 1821-1833.


  1. Chauhan, M.S., Mittal, S. & Mohanty, B. (2008), “Performance Evaluation of     Silty Sand Subgrade Reinforced with Fly ash and Fibre”,  Geotextiles  and Geomembranes – (Science Direct, Elsevier), Vol. 26, pp 429-435 (Impact factor-3.7) – This paper is amongst top ten most referred papers of the journal as intimated by editorial office.


  1. Kumari Sudha, M. Israil, S. Mittal, J.Rai (2009), “Soil Characterization using electrical resistivity tomography and geotechnical investigations”, Journal of Applied Geophysics (Science Direct, Elsevier), Vol. 67 (2009) pp 74-79 (Impact factor-0.56).


  1. Mittal, Satyendra, Singh, K. and Mathur, S. (2009), “Behaviour of vertical cuts using soil nailing techniques in saturated conditions”, South Asian Geotechnical Engg. Journal, Bangkok, vol. 39, No.2, pp 113-120, (June 2008 issue, published in Jan 2009).


  1. Mittal Satyendra, Shah, M.Y. and Verma, Naveen (2009),”Experimental study on footing on reinforced earth slopes”, International Journal of Geotechnical Engg, USA, vol. 3, issue 2, pp 251-260.


  1. Gosavi, Meenal, Saran, S. & Mittal, S. (2009), “Pseudostatic analysis of soil nailed excavations”, Journal of Geotechnical & Geological Engg., Springer Publications U.S.A  vol 27, issue 4 (2009), p. 571 – 579.


  1. Mittal, Satyendra, Ganjoo, B. & Shekhar, Sunny (2010), “Static equilibrium of screw anchor pile under lateral load in sands”  Journal of Geotechnical & Geological Engg., Springer Publications U.S.A, vol. 28, pp 717-725


  1. Bhattacharjee, Arup, Mittal, Satyendra & Krishna, Murali, A. (2011), “Bearing capacity improvement of square footing by micropiles”, International Journal of Geotechnical Engg, USA vol 5. , pp 113-118.


  1. Mittal, Satyendra & Meyase, K. (2012), “Study for improvement of grounds subjected to cyclic loads” Geomechanics & Engineering, Korea, Vol.4, No. 3.


  1. Mittal, Satyendra & Chauhan, R. (2013), “Liquefaction Behavior of Reinforced Saturated Sand under Dynamic conditions”, International Journal of Geotechnical Engg, USA, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp.109 -144.


  1. Mittal, Satyendra, Mukherjee, Sanjeev (2015), “Behaviour of Group of Helical Screw Anchors under Compressive Loads”, Accepted for publication in Geotech & Geological Engg., Springer.



      (II)    National Journals:



  1. Mittal, S. (1983), “Use of Skirt Wall for Storage Tanks”, Builders Digest, Vol. 1, No. 12, pp 5-7.


  1. Mittal, S. (1983),”Role of scaffolding & shuttering to prevent accidents on sites”, Builders Friend, Vol. III, No. 1, pp 27-30.


  1. Mittal, S. (1985), “An experience of managing a housing project in Iraq”, Builders Friend, Vol. VI, No. 1, pp 91-98.


  1. Mittal, S. & Xialei, C. (1996), “Improvisation of plant load factor of small hydro power stations”, Journal on Water & Energy International, Vol. 53, No. 3, pp 41-45.


  1. Mittal, S. (1996), “Small Hydro Power Development in Human Settlements”, Indian Journal of Power and River Valley Development, July-Aug, pp 89-91.


  1. Mittal, S. & Sharma, M. P. (1997), “Economically Viable integrated renewable energy systems”, Journal of Rural Energy, Vol. 4, No. 1-4, pp 29-39.


  1. Mittal, S. & Singhal, M.K. (1999), “Laghu Jal Vidyut Pariyojnaon mein computer ka Prayog”, Bhagirath (Journal in Hindi Language), Jan –Mar issue.


  1. Singh, N.D., Mittal, S. & Singhal, M. K. (1999), “Standardization of Dicken’s coefficient for catchments of Manipur Catchments”, Journal of Indian Water Resources, Vol. 19 (5), No.2, pp. 54-63.


  1. Mittal, S., Saran, Swami, Garg, K.G. & Pathak, A.N.  (2001), “Rigid wall retaining bottom ash backfill with geogrid reinforcement”, Indian Geotechnical Journal, January, Vol. 31, No.1, pp 88-102 (This Paper got Tata Steel Award also)


  1. Gosavi, M., Patil, K.A., Mittal, S. & Saran, Swami (2004), “Improvement of Properties of black cotton soil subgrade through synthetic reinforcement” Journal of the Instn. of Engineers (India), Vol. 84., pp. 257-262.


  1. Mittal, S., Biswas, A.K. & Sharma, N. (2005), “Control of Rainfall induced bank erosion by soil nailing”, Journal on Hydrology , Vol. 28, No. 1-2, pp 33-46


  1. Saran, S., Mittal, S. & Gosavi, M. (2005), “Pseudo static analysis of nailed         soil vertical excavation”, Indian Geotechnical Journal-Vol 35, No.4, pp 401-417


  1. Mittal, S., Sharma, A.K. & Kumar, Binod (2006), “Behaviour of black cotton     soil  with bio degradable reinforcement”, Indian Highways, Vol. 34, No. 2, pp5-12


  1. Mittal, Satyendra, B. Seetharam, Gosavi, M. & Mittal, Ravikant (2007), ”Reinforced Cohesive Frictional Soil Road Embankments subjected to    surcharge”- Highway Research Bulletin, Highway Research Board, Indian  Road congress, No. 76, pp 71-78


  1. Chauhan, MPS, Mittal, Satyendra and Mohanty, B.N.   (2008),”Laboratory evaluation of fibre reinforced clayey subgrade” – Indian Highways journal Nov.2007  issue, pp 73-82


  1. Mittal, Satyendra, Biswas, S., Agarwal, S. K. & Sweta, N. (2011),” Well foundation for a suspension bridge – A case study” – Indian Highways journal, May Issue, pp-73-82, Indian Road Congress New Delhi.


  1. Mittal, Satyendra, Wayal, Vaishali (2012), “Structural stability and spatial increase of ash pond dykes in Thermal power station”, Journal of Structural Engg, Chennai, Vol. 40, No. 3, pp. 228.


  1. Mittal, Satyendra, Biswas, Sefali & Singh Kanwar (2012), “Application of Geocells in cohesionless soil – an Experimental study”, Water & Energy International journal, Vol. 69, No. 4, pp.47.


  1. Mittal, Satyendra, Mukherjee, Sanjeev (2013), “Vertical Uplift Capacity of a Group of Helical Screw Anchors in Sand”, Springer, Vol. 43, No. 3, pp. 238 - 250.


  1. Mittal, Satyendra, Mukherjee, Sanjeev (2014), “Vertical Uplift Capacity of a Group of Helical Screw Anchors in Sand: An Empirical Approach”, Springer, Vol. 44, No. 4, pp. 480 - 488.
  • Teaching Ground Improvement Engineering and Soil Dynamics in IIT Roorkee for last 13 years. Also authored a book on Ground Improvement Engg, published from delhi. His work on Soil Nailing in various important projects (Golden temple Amritsar, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi, Supreme court new complex in Delhi, landslide controls in Nainital, Underground rail tunnel below rail tracks in Delhi etc) of the country gave him wide acclaim. He is popular speaker on this technique in India and abroad. Similar work he did for Liquefaction control measures by ground improvement techniques. Worked extensively in area of Stone columns, Deep and Shallow foundations. Currently guiding Ph.d. thesis on Rail track stabilisation for high axle loads and speeds, Besides the black board teaching, Dr. Mittal is using power points presentations, quiz etc for imparting the subject to students., Regular tutorials, seminars etc. Use of modern softwares-PLAXIS, GEOSLOPES etc., Dr. Mittal also filed an application for patent in the box push technology by use of soil nailing techniques. Did extensive research in tunneling in soft grounds, Developed a modern lab in IIT Roorkee for ground improvement techniques. My M.Tech and Ph.d students work on Lab problems and also on Numerical methods., Other works include consultancy in the area of soil investigations, slope stability, underground excavations and foundation designs for multistoried constructions, chimneys, water tanks etc., Successfully provided consultancy to hundreds of micro hydel projects, industrial projects, thermal power stations (Hissar, Panipat, Yamuna nagar, Obra, Gadarwara etc etc). The innovative designs have been developed by me for raising of ash dykes which are being adopted by these thermal power stations, Dr. Mittal believes in innovative research and its field applications. That why he received several awards from various institutions and socities., Combination of teaching, research and consultancy made Dr. Mittal a popular teacher in the country. He travelled across the globe many a times for invited lectures, research dissemination and consultancy services. he has close interaction with several international companies like Maccafferi, Strata, Tensar etc.for innovative designs and research. Dr. Mittal also organises every year a training program for field engineers on : Soil Investigations, Road Constructions, Ground Improvement Techniques, Design of Foundations etc.