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Faculties

Civil Engineering

Dr. Akhila M

Associate Professor

Specialisation: Geotechnical Engineering

Room: AC II - Room No: 304

akhilam@scmsgroup.org


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Educational Qualifications

  • B.Tech (Civil Engineering) – Govt. Engineering College, Thrissur
  • M.Tech (Environmental Geotechnology) – NIT Calicut
  • PhD (Geotechnical Engineering) – NIT Calicut

Employment History

  • Joined SCMS School of Engineering and Technology on 01-08-2019
  • 4.5 years of research experience in NIT Calicut (Oct 2014 – May 2019)
  • 1.5 years of teaching experience in Thejus Engineering College, Thrissur (June 2013 – Oct 2014)

Teaching Interests

  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Ground Improvement
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Computational Methods
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Surveying

Research Interests

  • Soil dynamics
  • Seismic microzonation
  • Ground improvement
  • Modelling of soil behaviour

Publications

  • Akhila M, Rangaswamy K and Sankar N: Pertinent approach to cyclic triaxial testing, Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Vol 23(4), 2018, pp 757-766.
  • Akhila M, Rangaswamy K and Sankar N: Undrained response and liquefaction susceptibility of silty sands, International Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering – Springer, 2018, DOI: 10.1007/s10706-018-00790-0 [Scopus and ESCI Indexed].
  • Akhila M, Rangaswamy K and Sankar N: Effect of non-plastic fines on undrained response of fine sand. International Journal of Geomate, Vol 16, Issue 54, 2019, pp 170-175 [Scopus and ESCI Indexed].
  • Akhila M, Rangaswamy K and Sankar N: Liquefaction susceptibility of silty sands based on steady state line concept. Journal of Geotechnical Studies, Vol 4, Issue 1, 2019, pp 32-50.
  • Akhila M, Rangaswamy K and Sankar N: Liquefaction susceptibility of Central Kerala. Springer Nature Applied Science Journal, 2019, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s42452-019-0576-3 [ESCI Indexed].
  • Akhila M, Rangaswamy K and Sankar N: Liquefaction susceptibility of non-plastic silty sands using hypoplastic model simulations. International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Taylor and Francis, DOI: 10.1080/19386362.2019.1655996 [Scopus and ESCI Indexed].
  • Akhila M, Rangaswamy K and Sankar N: Liquefaction susceptibility of silty sand and low-plastic clayey soils. International Journal of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Vol 10, Issue 2 and Article 1, 2019 [Scopus and ESCI indexed].

International Conferences

  • Akhila M, Rangaswamy K and Sankar N: Liquefaction Susceptibility of Silty Sands based on Critical State Line Concept. International Geotechnical Engineering Conference on Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering Practices and Related Urban Issues, September 23-24, 2016, Mumbai, India
  • Akhila M, Rangaswamy K and Sankar N: Effect of Non-plastic Fines on Liquefaction Susceptibility of Fine Sands. 7th International Conference on Deep Foundation Technologies for Infrastructure Development in India, IIT Madras, 2017.
  • Akhila M, Rangaswamy K and Sankar N: Liquefaction susceptibility of dam foundation soil’, International Dam safety conference, Thiruvananthapuram, 2018.
  • Akhila M, Rangaswamy K and Sankar N: Development of critical state line from hypoplastic model simulations on triaxial strength of silty sand, Proceedings of Emerging Trends in Engineering, Science and Technology for Society, Energy and Environment, Publisher – Taylor and Francis, 2018, ISBN 978-0-8153-5760-5 (Scopus indexed proceedings)
  • Akhila M, Rangaswamy K and Sankar N: Undrained response of silty sands under static and cyclic loading, Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference – Geomate 2018 Geotechnique, Construction Materials And Environment, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 20-22 November 2018, Publisher – The Geomate International Society, ISBN 978-4-909106001 C3051 (Scopus indexed proceedings)
  • Akhila M, Rangaswamy K and Sankar N: Numerical study on the undrained response of silty sands under static triaxial loading, Proceedings of IACMAG Symposium, IIT Gandhinagar, 2019, Publisher – Springer (Accepted, scopus indexed proceedings).
  • Akhila M, Rangaswamy K and Sankar N: Liquefaction case histories: A review, Proceedings of International conference on High speed corridors, Trivandrum, 2019.

National Conferences

  • Akhila M and Rangaswamy K: Study on behavior of piled raft foundation under seismic loads, Proceedings of 4IYGEC, IIT Madras, 2013
  • Akhila M and Rangaswamy K: Piled raft foundation under seismic loads, Proceedings of TISI, NIT Calicut, 2015
  • Jithesh P C, Akhila M, Rangaswamy K and Sankar N: Numerical study on cyclic loading effects on the undrained response of silty sand, Proceedings of Indian Geotechnical Conference, IISc Banglore, 2018, Publisher - Springer(accepted)
  • Akhila M, Rangaswamy K and Sankar N: Liquefaction mitigation by preloading – an experimental study. Proceedings of 16th Symposium on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Roorkee, 2018.
  • Akhila M, Rangaswamy K and Sankar N: Liquefaction criteria for silts and low-plastic clays: A review, Proceedings of Conference of the Kerala state Technological Congress, Government Engineering College Thrissur, 2019.

Professional Activities

Professional and Consulting Activities

  • Chaired a session in the Eighth International Conference – Geomate 2018 Geotechnique, Construction Materials and Environment, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 20-22 November 2018
  • Reviewer of International Journal of Civil Engineering (Springer) and European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering (Taylor and Francis)

Membership in Professional Societies

  • Life member of ISTE (LM 97038)
  • Life member of Indian Geotechnical Society (LM 4269)
  • Associate Member of Institution of Engineers - India (AM 1775610)

Technical programs attended

  • Coir Geotextiles and their uses in Rural Roads, NIT Calicut, 27-02-2012
  • Design Aspects and Soil Exploration of High Rise Structures, Govt. Engineering College, Thrissur, 25-09-2013 to 27-09-2013
  • Research Writing (Technical and Language aspects), NIT Calicut, 28-02-2016
  • Finite Element Method and its applications in Structural Engineering and Hydraulics, NIT Calicut, 04-07-2016 to 10-07-2016
  • Research Writing (Technical and Language aspects), NIT Calicut, 11-02-2017
  • Workshop on Repair and Rehabilitation of RCC Structures, NIT Calicut, 23-08-2017
  • Rural roads – Material testing & quality control, NIT Calicut, 10-01-2018 to 12-01-2018
  • National Information system for Climate and Environmental studies Data Products, NIT Calicut, 26-02-2018
  • Intellectual Property Rights and Patents, NIT Calicut, 16-03-2018 to 17-03-2018
  • Design Geogrids and Geocells, NIT Calicut, 18-07-2018 to 19-07-2018
  • Mathematics and its Engineering Applications, NIT Calicut, 26-10-2018
  • Ground Properties Characterization using In Situ Testing, IISc Bengaluru, 26-04-2019 to 27-04-2019

Online participation

  • Risk: A Rational Discussion – DFI - 25-10-2017
  • Risk: A Rational Discussion (Part II) – DFI - 08-03-2018
  • Effective Engineering Teaching in Practise (4 weeks) – NPTEL - Feb - April 2018
  • Geotechnical, Contractual and Communication Risk – DFI - 06-06-2018
  • How induced Earthquakes are making us rethink the challenges of Earthquake Engineering? – EERI - 17-09-2018
  • Introduction to Research (8 weeks) – NPTEL - Aug - Oct 2018
  • Performance based design – Panel discussion – DFI - 26-10-2018
  • Outcome-based pedagogic principles for effective teaching (4 weeks) – NPTEL - Aug - Oct 2018
  • Case Studies of Financial Decision Making Using Near Real-time Post-Earthquake Information – EERI - 30-01-2019
  • Anchorage, Alaska Earthquake Reconnaissance Briefing – EERI - 14-02-2019
  • Introduction to remote sensing (4 weeks) – NPETL - Jan– April 2019
  • SuperPile '19 - Osterberg Lecture and Industry-Owner Panel Discussion Webinar – DFI - 02-05-2019