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Dr. Raghuram Ammavajjala

Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering

Carbon Sequestration for Ground Improvement, Sustainable Binders for Problematic Soil Stabilization, Unsaturated Soil Mechanics, Rainfall Induced Slope Failures, Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Slopes, Spatial Variability, Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Engineering
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
Hyderabad Campus
Jawahar Nagar, Kapra Mandal
Dist.-Medchal-500 078
Telangana, India

Publications

Journals

  1. Bruk, D., Raghuram, A.S.S., Korkiala-Tanttu, L., Gustavsson, H., and Forsman, Y. (2023). “Carbon Sequestration Capacity of Stabilized Soft Clays with Recycled Binders.” Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM. 10.1520/GTJ20220221
  2. Raghuram, A.S.S., and Basha, B.M. (2023). “Rainfall Induced Probability of Failure in Spatially Variable Soil Slopes and Case Study of Konkan Railway Slope Failure” ASCE's ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A: Civil Engineering. 10.1061/AJRUA6.RUENG-1112
  3. Dasaka, S.M., Raghuram, A.S.S. (2023) “Forensic Analysis of a Distressed Reinforced Earth Wall: Key Lessons for the Future.” Indian Geotechnical Journal, Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40098-023-00767-8
  4. Raghuram, A.S.S., Mounika, N., Basha, B.M. and Moghal A. A. B. (2023). “Soil Water Characteristic Curves of Soils Exhibiting Different Plasticity.” Int. J. of Geosynth. and Ground Eng. 9(25). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40891-023-00444-z
  5. Basha, B. M., and Raghuram, A. S. S. (2022). “First and second order reliability analysis of rainfall induced Kotropi slope failure.” Indian Geotechnical Journal, Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40098-022-00700-5
  6. Raghuram, A. S. S., and Basha, B. M. (2022). “Optimum Design of Unsaturated Finite Clayey Slopes using Second Order Reliability Method.” International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0002608
  7. Raghuram, A. S. S., and S. M. Dasaka (2022). “Forensic Analysis of a Distressed RE Wall and Rigid Pavement in a Newly Constructed Highway Approach.” International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering, Springer. 8(38), 10.1007/s40891-022-00382-2
  8. Raghuram, A. S. S., Basha, B. M., and Raviteja, K. V. N. S. (2021). “Variability Characterization of SWCC for Clay and Silt and its Application to Slope Reliability.” Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE. 33(8): 04021180. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0003809
  9. Raghuram, A. S. S., Phanikumar, B. R., Purnanandam, K., and Rao, A. S. (2021). “Heave and pullout studies on geogrid-encased granular pile-anchors in expansive clay beds.” Ground Improvement, ICE. https://doi.org/10.1680/jgrim.19.00081
  10. Raghuram, A. S. S., and Basha, B. M. (2021). “Second order reliability based design of unsaturated infinite soil slopes.” International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, 21(4): 04021024. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0001954
  11. Raghuram, A. S. S., Basha, B. M. and Moghal, A. A. B. (2020). “Effect of Fines Content on the Hysteretic Behavior of Soil Water Characteristic Curves of Reconstituted Soils”, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 32(4): 04020057. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0003114
  12. Phanikumar, B. R., Raghuram, A. S. S., and Sriramarao, A. (2019). "Improving expansive clay beds with granular pile anchors (GPAs) and geogrid-encased GPAs ", Ground Improvement, ICE, 173(4), 237-248. https://doi.org/10.1680/jgrim.18.00086
  13. Basha, B. M., Raghuram, A. S. S., and Reddy, K. R. (2018). "Reliability analysis of transport of nanoscale iron particles in saturated porous media", Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 144(12): 04018090. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001979

Book Chapters

  1. Dasaka, S. M., and Raghuram, A.S.S. (2023). “Recent RE Wall failures-Lessons learned.” In Smart Geotechnics for Smart Societies (pp. 2166-2170). CRC Press.
  2. Raghuram, A.S.S., and Basha B.M. (2022). “Effect of suction and rainfall characteristics on slope stability: A case study of Idukki slope failure.” Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering.
  3. Chaudhary P., Basha B.M., and Raghuram, A.S.S. (2022). “Influence of plastic deformation and soil arching on stability of soil slopes reinforced with piles.” Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering.
  4. Mounika, N., Raghuram, A.S.S., Basha B.M., Moghal A.A.B. (2022). “Effect of hysteretic SWCC on Marappalam rainfall triggered slope failure.” In: Muthukkumaran, K., Umashankar, B., Pitchumani, N.K. (eds) Earth Retaining Structures and Stability Analysis. IGC 2021. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 303. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-7245-4_12.
  5. Raghuram A.S.S., Basha B.M., Moghal A.A.B. (2022) Influence of Fines Content on Stability of Unsaturated Soil Slopes. In: Satyanarayana Reddy C.N.V., Muthukkumaran K., Vaidya R. (eds) Stability of Slopes and Underground Excavations. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 185. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-5601-9_14.
  6. Raghuram A.S.S., Basha B.M. (2021) Effect of Drying and Wetting SWCCs on Unsaturated Soil Slopes. In: Patel S., Solanki C.H., Reddy K.R., Shukla S.K. (eds) Proceedings of the Indian Geotechnical Conference 2019. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 134. Springer, Singapore, pp. 493-504. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-33-6370-0_44.
  7. Raghuram A.S.S., Basha B.M. (2021) Analysis of Rainfall-Induced Slope Failure Using Monte Carlo Simulations: A Case Study. In: Latha Gali M., Raghuveer Rao P. (Eds.) Geohazards. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 86. Springer, Singapore, pp. 111-127. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-6233-4_8.
  8. Raghuram A. S. S., Phanikumar B.R., Purnanandam K., Sekar P., Sriramarao A. (2020). Heave Studies on Expansive Clay Beds Reinforced with Granular Pile Anchors and Geogrid-Encased Granular Pile Anchors. In: Saride S., Umashankar B., Avirneni D. (Eds.) Advances in Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 71. Springer, Singapore, pp. 179-191. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-3662-5_15.
  9. Raghuram A. S. S., Phanikumar B. R., Rao A. S. (2019). Load Carrying Capacity of Expansive Clay Beds Reinforced with Geogrid-Encased Granular Pile-Anchors. In: Meguid M., Guler E., Giroud J. (Eds.) Advances in Geosynthetics Engineering. GeoMEast 2018. Sustainable Civil Infrastructures. Springer, Cham, pp. 35-44. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-01944-0_4.

ASCE Special Publications

  1. Raghuram, A. S. S., Raviteja, K. V. N. S., Basha, B. M., and Moghal, A. A. B. (2020). “Reliability Based Design Charts for Spatially Variable MSW Landfill Slopes” Geo-Congress 2020 (GSP 316), ASCE. pp 696-706. https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784482797.068
  2. Raghuram, A. S. S., and Basha, B. M. (2017). “Stability analysis of unsaturated infinite slopes a reliability perspective”, PanAm Unsaturated Soils 2017: Second Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils (GSP 302), ASCE. pp. 185 -195. https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784481691.019

Conferences

International Conferences

  1. Raghuram A. S. S., and Sriramarao, A. (2017). "Pullout behaviour of geogrid-encased granular pile-anchor embedded in expansive clays". In Proc. of the 19th international conference on soil mechanics and foundation engineering, Seoul, Korea, pp. 2699-2702.
  2. Raghuram A. S. S., and Basha B. M. (2016). "The cause of the collapse of Yeager airport extended runway". In Proc. of 5th International Conference on Forensic Geotechnical Engineering, Bangalore.

National Conferences

  1. Raghuram A. S. S., and Basha B. M. (2017). "Reliability analysis of rainfall-induced slope failure near Seattle area, Washington", In Proc. of Indian Geotechnical Conference, IIT Guwahati 2017, pp. 1-4.
  2. Raghuram A. S. S., and Basha B. M. (2016). "Slope stability of MSW landfill using constitutive model", In Proc. of Indian Geotechnical Conference, IIT Madras, 2016, pp. 1-4.
  3. Raghuram A. S. S., and Sriramarao A. (2016). "Pullout behaviour of geogrid-encased granular pile-anchor embedded in expansive clays". In Proc. of Indian Geotechnical Conference, IIT Madras, 2016, pp. 1-4.
  4. Padamaja Joshi, M. L., Raghuram, A. S. S., and Eswararao, B. (2014). "Minimum footing dimensions for a given settlement in granular deposits", In Proc. of Indian Geotechnical Conference, JNTU Kakinada, 2014.