P.hd in Geotechnical EngineeringSardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology
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The Department of Applied Mechanics an independent functioning unit, is the backbone of Civil Engineering. It offers expertise in the fields of:
1. Structural Engineering 2. Geotechnical Engineering
# The Department also assists in imparting basic courses in Engineering Mechanics and Mechanics of Solids to the students of all other disciplines. At under graduate level in Civil Engineering, the subjects offered are Structural Analysis, Structural design, Geotechnical engineering, electives in advanced designs and analysis, and also seminars and designs projects in the relevant areas of applications to industry and research.
# At postgraduate level, it independently conducts M.Tech. in Structural Engineering since last 25 years. The course is approved by AICTE. It has been accredited with "A' Grade by NBA, New Delhi. The department has one Professor, Four Assistant Professors and Seven Lecturers. Four of the faculty members have acquired Ph.D. The department also conducts M.Tech in Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering and has been approved by AICTE.
# The department has well equipped laboratories: (1) Computer Laboratory (2) Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory (3) Structural Analysis and Material Testing Laboratory (4) Heavy Structures and Prestressed Concrete Laboratories (5) Photoelastic/Experimental Stress Analysis / Dynamic Laboratories.
The department of Applied Mechanics is one of the seven academic departments, which was established in 1961. The department teaches Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Material as core subjects at First and Second year levels to all the students of the college. In addition, the department teaches subjects relevant to Structural Engineering and Geotechnical Engineering to Civil Engineering students. Also the department offers Post Graduate and Doctoral programme in Structural Engineering.
The M.Tech. programme is a four semester post graduate programme which consists of two semesters of course work and two semesters of project work. The admission for this programme is based on the percentile score in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) and personal interviews conducted at SVNIT Surat. The M.Tech. programme is offered in the following streams of the department:
1. Structural Engineering
2.Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
The doctoral programme in the department trains the candidates to pursue original research ideas and add to the current state-of-the-art and prepares them for academic as well as research and development works. The admissions to the Ph.D. programmes are through interviews conducted in the department.
Research programmes at post-graduate and doctoral level are being conducted in areas such as computer-aided analysis and design using finite element method, artificial intelligency for design of RC elements, Fiber reinforced concrete, geo-synthetics and reinforced earth, use of steam cured concrete, polymer concrete etc.
Thrust areas of research are: Structural Engineering
* Computer aided analysis & design
* Fiber reinforced concrete
* Folded plates & shells structures
* Finite element analysis of structures
* Prestress concrete elements
* Neural network for design of RC elements
* Renovation and rehabilitation of structures
* Non-destructive testing of structures
* Analysis and design of machine foundations
* Concrete technology
* Cable stayed bridges