Dr S D Anitha Kumari

Dr. S.D. Anitha Kumari

Associate Professor|Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Department of Civil Engineering


Qualifications

  • Ph. D

    Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

  • M.S (By Research)

    Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai

  • B.Tech

    Kerala University

Experience

Total years of Experience :

16 years

Academic Experience:

  1. Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering — SAINTGITS Engg. College — 2 Years 7 Months (Oct 2004 — May 2007)
  2. Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering — M S Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru — 6 Years (Jun 2015 – Till date)

Research Experience:

  1. Senior Research Fellow — IISc, Bangalore — 1 Year 2 Months (June 2007- July 2008)
  2. Junior Research Associate — IISc, Bangalore — 5 Months (Jun 2012- Oct 2012)
  3. Research Fellow — UPC, Barcelona, Spain — 3 Months (Oct 2012 – Dec 2012)
  4. Junior Research Associate — IISc, Bangalore — 6 Months (Jan 2013- Jun 2013)
  5. Research Associate — IISc, Bangalore — 7 Months (Jun 2013 — Jan 2014)
  6. Research Fellow — University of Warwick, UK — 3 Months (Feb 2014 — Apr 2014)
  7. Research Associate — IISc, Bangalore — 1 Year 1 Month (May 2014-May 2015)

Industry Experience

  1. Software Engineer — Infosys Ltd, Chennai — 3 Years 2 Months (Aug 2001 — Sep 2004)

Research Interest:

Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Geo-environmental Engineering, Geoinformatics, Liquefaction, Landslides, Seismic response of Underground structures

Research Expertise:

Discrete Element Method, Numerical and Analytical Modeling

Research Sponsored Project:

Assessment of liquefaction potential based on analytical methods, Sponsored by Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), GoI (Ongoing)

Keywords

  • Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering
  • Geoinformatics
  • Liquefaction
  • Seismic response of Underground structures

Ph.D. Dissertation

Effect of particle shape on the mechanical behaviour of granular media: Discrete Element Simulations

International Journal Papers:

  1. Angitha Vijayan, Nimmy Mariam Abraham, Anitha Kumari S. D. (2019), Analysis of Structures Subjected to Crowd Loads, Procedia Structural Integrity, Science Direct, Vol. 14, pp. 696 – 704.
  2. SivaNaveen E, Nimmy Mariam Abraham, Anitha Kumari S.D. (2019), Effect of Structural Irregularities on the Seismic Behavior of RC Frames, Journal of Structural Engineering (JoSE), Vol. 45(6), pp.1 – 9.
  3. Siva Naveen E., Nimmy Mariam Abraham and Anitha Kumari S. D. (2019), Analysis of Irregular Structures under Earthquake Loads, Procedia Structural Integrity (Special Issue), Elsevier (Accepted for publication).
  4. Vipin, K.S., and Anitha Kumari, S.D. (2016), Evaluation of the Liquefaction Potential for the Mega-City of Mumbai — Probabilistic Performance-Based Approach, Geotechnical Special Publication, ASCE, pp. 189 – 196.
  5. S D Anitha Kumari, K S Vipin & T G Sitharam (2014), Effect of shape of twin tunnels during seismic loading, Journal of Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling Technology, 20(1) pp 49 – 59.
  6. S D Anitha Kumari & T G Sitharam (2013), Effect of aspect ratio on the monotonic shear behaviour – micromechanical interpretations, Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 31(5) pp 1543 – 1553.
  7. Anitha Kumari S D & T G Sitharam (2012), Liquefaction and Dynamic properties of assemblies with particles of spherical and ellipsoidal shapes: A Discrete Element Approach, International Journal of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, 3(1), pp 18 – 33.
  8. Anitha Kumari S D, K S Vipin & T G Sitharam (2012), Seismic Response Of Twin Tunnels In Weathered Rocks, State of the Art and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering, Geotechnical Special Publication GSP-225, ASCE, pp 3268 – 3274.

Chapters in Books:

  1. Anitha Kumari S. D. & T G Sitharam (2018), DEM Studies on the Liquefaction Behavior of Particles with Different Aspect Ratios, Chapter 8, Recent Challenges and Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering. IGI Global Publishers, pp.197 – 214.
  2. T G Sitharam & S D Anitha Kumari (2017), Discrete element modeling: Principle and application in weak cemented particulate materials, Rock Mechanics and Engineering Volume 3: Analysis, Modeling & Design, CRC – Taylor & Francis. pp 151 – 171.
  3. T G Sitharam and S D Anitha Kumari (2016), Chapter 12. Underground Space for Sustainable Urban Development: Experiences from Urban Underground Metro Constructions in India, Book Title: Sustainability Issues in Civil Engineering, Springer Publications, pp 199 – 222.
  4. Anitha Kumari S D & T G Sitharam (2011), Chapter 93. Micromechanical characterization and prediction of undrained response from drained triaxial shear tests in granular media under monotonic loading, Geomechanics and Geotechnics From Micro to Macro, Edited by Malcolm Bolton, CRC Press Taylor & Francis, pp 597– 602.

National Journal Papers:

  1. Anitha Kumari S. D. & T. G. Sitharam (2012), Tunnels in Weak Ground: Discrete Element Simulations, International Society of Rock Mechanics (India) Journal, 1(1), pp15-22.
  2. Anitha Kumari S. D. & T. G. Sitharam (2011), Liquefaction and post liquefaction behaviour of granular materials: Particle shape effect, Indian Geotechnical Journal, 41(4), pp 186 – 195.
  3. 15. Shrihari K. Naik, & S. D. Anitha Kumari (2015), Prediction of Compressive Strength of GGBFS Concrete Subjected to High Temperatures using Artificial Neural Network, SASTech Journal, 14(2), pp 9 – 12.

International Conference Papers:

  1. Siva Naveen E., Nimmy Mariam Abraham and Anitha Kumari S. D. (2018), Parametric Studies on the Seismic Behavior of Irregular Structures, Second International Conference on Structural Integrity (ICONS2018), Chennai.
  2. Siva Naveen E., Nimmy Mariam Abraham and Anitha Kumari S. D. (2018), Analysis of Irregular Structures under Earthquake Loads, Second International Conference on Structural Integrity and Exhibition (SICE2018), Hyderabad.
  3. Angitha Vijayan, Nimmy Mariam Abraham, Anitha Kumari S. D. (2018), Analysis of Structures Subjected to Crowd Loads, Second International Conference on Structural Integrity and Exhibition (SICE-2018), Hyderabad.
  4. Deepa Patil, Anitha Kumari S D., Nimmy Mariam Abraham (2018), Comparison of Mechanical Behavior of Granular Soils using Various Plasticity Models, Indian Geotechnical Conference, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India, pp 1 – 5.
  5. Vipin, K.S., and Anitha Kumari, S.D. (2018), Performance based approach of Liquefaction Assessment for the city of Guwahati using VS30 values, Indian Geotechnical Conference, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India pp 1 – 5.
  6. Deepa Patil, Anitha Kumari S.D., Nimmy Mariam Abraham. (2018), Assessment of mechanical behavior of granular soils adopting various plasticity models, Proceedings of 20th South East Asian Geotechnical Conference (SEAGC), Geotechnical Challenge for Mega Infrastructures, Indonesia, pp. 222 – 227.
  7. Akhila Babu, Anitha Kumari S.D., Nimmy Mariam Abraham. (2018), Dynamic Analysis of Underwater twin tunnels, Proceedings of 20th South East Asian Geotechnical Conference (SEAGC), Geotechnical Challenge for Mega Infrastructures, Indonesia, pp. 234 – 237.
  8. Abhijeet S. Nadgir, S. D. Anitha Kumari, Shrihari K. Naik, M. V. Deepthi. (2018), An Effective Routing Model for Collection and Transportation of Solid Waste in Bengaluru South, Proceedings of International Conference on Urbanization Challenges in Emerging Economies, IIT Delhi, Published by ASCE, pp 11 – 19.
  9. Sankarshan M L, Shrihari K. Naik, Deepthi M V, S. D. Anitha Kumari. (2018), Potential use of E‑Plastic Waste in Concrete, Proceedings of International Conference on Urbanization Challenges in Emerging Economies, IIT Delhi, Published by ASCE, pp 484 – 490.
  10. Thulasidhar Naidu T S, Deepthi M V, Shrihari K. Naik, S. D. Anitha Kumari. (2018), Study on Performance of Glass Waste in Concrete, Proceedings of International Conference on Urbanization Challenges in Emerging Economies, IIT Delhi, Published by ASCE, pp 591 – 597.
  11. S. D. Anitha Kumari., B.R. Venkatesh., and M.V. Deepthi. (2016), Stabilization of Slope at Cabo Hill, Goa, India – A Case Study, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Forensic Geotechnical Engineering, IISc, Bangalore. pp. 304 – 314.
  12. T G Sitharam & Anitha Kumari S D (2015), Numerical simulations of tunnels using DEM and FEM, 13th International Symposium on Rock Mechanics, Canada, Vol: 978−1−926872−25−4.
  13. T G Sitharam & Anitha Kumari S D (2014), Underground Space for Sustainable Urban Development: Experiences from Urban Underground Metro Constructions in India, Proceedings of International Conference on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure (ICSCI), ASCE India, Hyderabad (Keynote lecture), pp 171 – 190.
  14. Anitha Kumari S D & T G Sitharam (2013), Shear Behaviour of ellipsoidal particles- DEM simulations, Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Discrete Element Methods (DEM6), Colorado USA, pp 271 – 276.
  15. T G Sitharam & Anitha Kumari S D (2013), Experimental and 3‑D DEM studies to relate microscopic observation to macroscopic relation of granular media: Particle Shape Effects, Proceedings of the Workshop on Experimental Micromechanics for Geomaterials by ISSMGE” University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  16. T G Sitharam & Anitha Kumari S D (2012), Discrete-element modelling: methods and applications, (Keynote Lecture) International Congress on Computational Mechanics and Simulation (ICCMS), IIT Hyderabad, December 2012.
  17. Anitha Kumari S D, K S Vipin & T G Sitharam (2011), Stress Distribution And Deformations Around Tunnels – A Study Based On Discrete And Finite Element Methods, International Conference on Underground Space Technology and the 8th Asian Regional Conference of IAEG, 2011, Bangalore, India – pp DA-03 – 01- DA03-08.
  18. T,G. Sitharam, S D Anitha Kumari & M. Raji (2010), Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Development And Underground Space, Keynote lecture, International Conference on Infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning, 2010, Bangalore, India.
  19. Anitha Kumari S D & T G Sitharam (2010), Stability of Tunnels — Effect of Ground Supports and Reinforcement: 3‑D Discrete Element Simulations, International Symposium and 6th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium (Advances in Rock Engineering), 2010, Delhi, India pp 146, 1 – 7 (CD Proceedings).
  20. Anitha Kumari S D & T G Sitharam (2010), Effect of contact bonds on the constitutive behaviour of cemented rocks: simulations using DEM, International Symposium and 6th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium (Advances in Rock Engineering), 2010, Delhi, India pp 77, 1 – 6 (CD Proceedings).
  21. Anitha Kumari S D & T G Sitharam (2010), Micromechanical characterization and prediction of undrained response from drained triaxial shear tests in granular media under monotonic loading: simulations using PFC3D — International Symposium on Geomechanics and geotechnics: from Micro to Macro, 2010, Shanghai, China, CRC Press/​Balkema, Taylor & Francis, 1, pp 597 – 602.

National Conference Papers:

  1. Nimmy Mariam Abraham, Angitha Vijayan and Anitha Kumari S. D. (2019), Sensitivity studies on the behaviour of crowd occupied pedestrian bridge, Proceedings of 4th Indian Conference on Applied Mechanics (INCAM 2019), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, pp. 578 – 581.
  2. Anitha Kumari S D, K S Vipin & T G Sitharam (2013), Twin tunnels under seismic conditions, INDOROCK 2013, Fourth Indian Rock Conference, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, pp 550 – 558.
  3. Anitha Kumari S D & T G Sitharam (2011), Stresses and strains around twin tunnels: A discrete element approach, Indian Geotechnical Conference 2011, (Geochallenges), Kochi, India, pp 985 – 987.
  4. Anitha Kumari S D & T G Sitharam (2011), Application of Discrete Element Method on the Macroscopic behaviour of Granular Assembly, 5th National Conference on Focusing on Advances in Civil Engineering (FACE), T.K.M. College of Engineering, Kerala, pp 81 – 87.
  5. Anitha Kumari S D & T G Sitharam (2010), Effect of particle shape on the cyclic stress-strain behaviour of granular media, Indian Geotechnical Conference-2010, Bombay, pp 817 – 820.
  6. Anitha Kumari S D & T G Sitharam (2009), Prediction of undrained triaxial test results from Drained tests: Discrete element simulations using PFC3D, Indian Geotechnical Conference-2009, Guntur, India pp 642 – 644.

  • International Travel Support, SERB 2016
  • Selected for International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES) of European Union (University of Warwick, UK and UPC, Barcelona, Spain)
  • Best Paper Award in Second International Conference on Structural Integrity and Exhibition (SICE-2018), Hyderabad
  • Best Poster Award in Second International Conference on Structural Integrity and Exhibition (SICE-2018), Hyderabad
  • Reviewer of Journals
  • Rank holder for Pre-University and B.Tech in Kerala University

  • ISTE (LM)

    Member

  • ASCE

    Member