I am a graduate student working with the Computational Mechanics Group at University of California, Davis. I completed my bachelors with major in Civil Engineering and minor specialization in Computer Science Engineering from Department of Civil Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Currently, I am serving as the seminar coordinator of the Geotechnical Graduate Student Society (GGSS) and technical officer at the Indian Graduate Student Association (IGSA) at UC Davis.
My interests lies in numerical methods and modeling of geotechnical engineering problems. My research focus is on the study of non-linear effects in soil-foundation-structure interaction systems subject to seismic loading conditions. I am working on the development of non-linear normal contact and shear interface elements to correctly model the soil-structure interface for dry as well as fully/partially-saturated soil conditions. The majority of the work is related to the development, verification, and application in the Real ESSI Simulator System.
During the course of time, I have developed a preprocessor gmESSI (gmsh-to-Real-ESSI translator) and post-processor pvESSI (visualization in Paraview) and integrated the with Real-ESSI Simulator to make it a complete Finite Element Simulation System for performing non-linear soil-structure interaction (SSI) simulations. I have also worked on optimizing the output format and extending the code for parallel computation for running large simulations.
With these developed contact models and nonlinear materials in Real-ESSI Simulator System, studies are now being performed to evaluate the nonlinear effects of Soil-Structure Interaction (SSI) in Nuclear Power Plants (NPP) and Submerged Modular Reactors (SMR).