NIT Tiruchirappalli Short term Course on “Seismic Soil – Pile Interaction”

Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, NIT, Tiruchirappalli is organizing a Short term Course on “Seismic Soil – Pile Interaction” on August 05 to 09, 2019

Overview :
At present, due to the urbanization and globalization in the developing nations, the intensification in the infrastructure field has been reached at its peak. As a part of the infrastructure development, construction of onshore and offshore structures is inevitable these days. Most of such infrastructures are resting on pile foundations and it is subjected to both axial load from superstructure and lateral load from wind, wave and seismic activities. The load acting on a structure is dependent not only on the environment and location (for example wind, wave, temperature and unknowns related to climate change) but also on unpredictable natural hazards (for example Tsunamis and Earthquake and its associated effects such as subsurface liquefaction). In such cases, the soil mass which is surrounding the pile plays a key role in providing lateral support for the pile and hence studying the soil-pile interaction is necessary. The nature of pile-soil interaction is three dimensional and to complicate the problem further, the soil is a nonlinear and anisotropic medium

Course Content :
• Axial capacity of a single pile, Pile capacity based on CPT testing, Pile base capacity, Shaft friction.
• Soil Liquefaction and Lateral Spreading – Modes of Pile Failure in Liquefiable Soils, Failure mechanisms for single pile and Failure mechanisms for pile groups
• Analysis of Laterally Loaded Piles under Static Conditions, Analysis of Laterally Loaded Piles under Earthquake Loading, Pile flexibility
• Inertial Response during earthquake, Relative stiffness of pile-soil system, damping coefficients – p-y Analysis of Piles
• Limit Equilibrium Analysis of Piles Subjected to Earthquake Loading, Limit equilibrium of piles in laterally spreading soils, Limit equilibrium analysis in the presence of non liquefied crust
• Liquefaction as a Foundation Hazard, Axial Load Transfer Due to Liquefaction, Liquefaction-induced (co-seismic), Downdrag (postearthquake)
• Liquefaction-induced Lateral Spreading, Simple Methods to Estimate the Extent of Lateral Spreading, Effects of Lateral Spreading on Pile Foundations
• Recommendations on Estimation of Lateral Loads for Pile Design, Design Recommendations for pile foundation under lateral spreading
• Model creation to represent a pile in soil deposit using analysis program, representing the non-linearity of both soil and pile system. – Applying monotonic, cyclic and dynamic loading
• Comparing the results of monotonic, cyclic and dynamic loading on the pile-soil model with load – displacement curve etc.
• Hand on experience on PLAXIS and FLAC soil-structure interaction software – numerical simulation for SSI study

Who can Attend :
• Executives, engineers and researchers from manufacturing, consultancy firm service and government organizations including R&D laboratories.
• Student at M.E./M.Tech./MS/PhD or Faculty from reputed academic institutions and technical institution with Civil engineering background
• Faculty teaching the subject pile foundation, soil-structure

How to apply :
Candidate need to apply online through official website or link given below
Candidate also need to send DD along with the signed hard copy of the filled in application to the following address :
Dr. K. Muthukkumaran
Department of Civil Engineering
National Institute of Technology
Tiruchirappalli – 620 015

Note :
Online Apply Steps :
Stage 1 :
GIAN Web (Portal) Registration :
(Individuals who have already registered to GIAN earlier do not need to repeat)
Visit GIAN Website at the link: and create login user ID and Password. Fill up the registration form and do web registration by paying Rs.500/- through online Net Banking/ Debit/
Credit Card. Please do not confuse GIAN web registration with course registration. The course registration fee is separate. The candidate has to pay course registration fee as per stage 3 given below. Registration to the GIAN portal is one-time affair and will be valid for lifetime of GIAN. Once registered in the portal, an applicant will be able to apply for any number of GIAN courses as and when necessary.
Stage 2 :
Course Registration (Through GIAN Portal) :
Log in to the GIAN portal with the user ID and Password created in Stage 1. Click on “Course Registration” option given at the top of the registration form. Select the Course titled “Seismic Soil – Pile Interaction” from the list and click on “Save” option. Confirm your registration by Clicking on “Confirm Course”.

Course Fee :
The participation fee for taking the course is as follows :
Participants from abroad : US $500,
Participants from Industry : Rs.10,000 /-
Government Research Organizations : Rs. 5,000/-
Participants from Academic Institutions :
Rs. 3,000/- (for faculty),
Rs.2,000/-(for Full-Time Ph.D. Students),
Rs.1,000/-(M.E./M.Tech./M.S. students)

Mode of payment :
Candidate can pay course fee in the form of DD drawn in favor of “The Director, NIT, Tiruchirappalli – 620015” payable at NIT-Tiruchirappalli.

Important dates :
Last date for Registration : 24th July, 2019
Date of course : August 05 to 09, 2019

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