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Prof. Kamalesh Kumar

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus

Geotechnical Engineering, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Ground Improvement, Ultrasonic P-Wave Velocity Testing of Local Soil
Department of Civil Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani- 333031, Rajasthan. India.

RESEARCH PAPERS


National


Kumar K. and Prakash R. (2000), “Soil Bearing Capacity Determination using Ultrasonics” Journal of Pure and Applied Ultrasonics, Vol. 22. No. 3, pp 70-77.


Kumar K. and Prakash R. (2001), “Pore Fluid Effect on Shear Strength of Pilani Soil” Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India), Civil Engineering Division, Vol. 82, pp 157-162 (Scopus Indexed).


International


Kumar K., Verma A. and Aggarwal A. (2013), “Moisture Content Effect on Sliding Shear Test Parameters in Woven Geotextile Reinforced Pilani Soil” International Journal of Engineering Science Invention (www.ijesi.org), Vol. 2, Issue 8, August 2013, pp 10-15.


Kamalesh Kumar, Gada Vivek (2014), “Water Content Effect on Shear Strength Parameters in Coir Fiber Reinforced Pilani Soil” International Journal of Advanced Structures and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 03, No. 04, October 2014, pp 385-387.


Dr. Kamalesh Kumar (2015), “Correlation Between Safe Bearing Capacity and Angle of Internal Friction of Pilani Soil” HCTL Open International Journal of Technology Innovations and Research (IJTIR), Vol. 16, July 2015, e-ISSN: 2321-1814, ISBN: 978-1-943730-43-8.


Kamalesh Kumar, Utpal Sannyashi (2016), “Shear Strength Characteristics of Coal Dust Mixed Pilani Soil” International Journal of Innovative Science Engineering and Technology (IJISET) (www.ijiset.com), Vol. 3, Issue 1, January 2016, pp 337-341.


Kamalesh Kumar, Mitali Gupta, Utpal Sannyashi (2016), “Direct Shear Testing of Coal Dust Mixed Pilani Soil at Three Different Water Contents” American International Journal of Research in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics, June-August 2016, issue 15, volume 2, pp 122-124.


Kamalesh Kumar and Utpal Sannyashi (2017), “Triaxial Testing Response Determination of Coal Dust Mixed Pilani Soil” International Journal of Civil Engineering and Concrete Structures, Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2017, pp 7-12.


Kamalesh Kumar (2017), “Net Safe Bearing Capacity of Glass Fiber Reinforced Pilani Soil Under Surface Footing Conditions” International Journal of Control Theory and Applications, Volume 10, No. 28, pp 55-58.


Kamalesh Kumar (2019), “Liquefaction Potential of Pilani Soil” IOSR Journal of Mechanical and Civil Engineering (IOSR-JMCE), Volume 16, Issue 1 Ser. V (Jan. – Feb. 2019), PP 41-45.


Kamalesh Kumar, Rohit Pamnani, Saurabh Singh Dev (2021), “Sliding Shear Testing of Nonwoven Geotextile Reinforced Pilani Soil” International Journal of New Innovations in Engineering and Technology (www.ijniet.org), Volume 17, Issue 3, August 2021, pp 23-28.


BOOKS


Kumar K. (2007), “Basic Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering” New Age International Publishers.


Kumar K. (2015), “Basics of Environmental Resource Management” New Age International Publishers.


Kumar K. (2017), “Basic Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, 2nd edition” New Age International Publishers.


BOOK CHAPTERS


Kamalesh Kumar, Gada Vivek, “Water Content Effect on Shear Strength Parameters in Coir Fiber Reinforced Pilani Soil: Recent Observations”, Book Chapter in the book entitled Recent Developments in Engineering Research Vol. 1 (published on 14 July, 2020), Publisher: Book Publisher International, PP 1-5.


Kamalesh Kumar, “Interrelation between Safe Bearing Capacity and Angle of Internal Friction of Pilani Soil”, Book Chapter in the book entitled New Ideas Concerning Science and Technology Vol. 1 (published on 27 October, 2020), Publisher: Book Publisher International, PP 116-123.


K. Kumar, “An Approach to Estimate the Atterberg Limits of Pilani Soil Using Ultrasonics”, Book Chapter in the book entitled New Ideas Concerning Science and Technology Vol. 1 (published on 27 October, 2020), Publisher: Book Publisher International, PP 124-130.


CONFERENCES/SEMINARS


Outside India


Paper Entitled, “Estimation of Tri-axial Behaviour of Pilani Soil Using the Results of Direct Shear Test as a Function of Pore Water Content” (by K. Kumar), Presented at The Second International Symposium on Constitutive Modeling of Geomaterials: Advances and New Applications (IS-Model2012), jointly organized by Tsinghua University & IACMAG at Beijing, China (15-16 October, 2012), (Symposium Proceedings, pages 417-421) (Scopus Indexed).


Paper Entitled, “Water Content Effect on Shear Strength Parameters in Coir Fiber Reinforced Pilani Soil” (by K. Kumar & G. Vivek), Presented at 3rd World Conference on Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (WCSET 2014), jointly organized by BRCORP Singapore, P&R ES Nepal & CITS India at Kathmandu, Nepal (27-29 September, 2014), (Conference Proceedings, pages 124-126).


Paper Entitled, “Atterberg Limits Estimation of Pilani Soil Using Ultrasonics” (by K. Kumar), Presented at 6th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management (ICSECM 2015), jointly organized by University of Peradeniya, University of Moratuwa & University of Ruhuna at Kandy, Sri Lanka (11-13 December, 2015), (Conference Proceedings of the Session on Construction Materials and Systems, pages 108-113).


Paper Entitled, “Net Safe Bearing Capacity of Glass Fibre Reinforced Pilani Soil Under Surface Footing Conditions” (by Kamalesh Kumar), Presented at 2nd International Conference on Science, Engineering, Law & Management (ICSELM), organized by Elixir Publications at Republic of Mauritius (1-2 June, 2017), (Abstract in Conference Abstracts Proceedings).


Within India


Paper Entitled, “Shear Wave Velocity Estimation of Pilani Soil Using Ultrasonics” (by Prof. Kamalesh Kumar), Presented at International Conference on Creative and Innovative Solution in Civil Engineering (CISCE 2023) held at MNIT, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India during 11-12 August, 2023. 


Paper Entitled, “SPT N value estimation of Pilani soil using ultrasonics” (by Prof. Kamalesh Kumar), Presented at 3rd International Conference on Recent Developments in Sustainable Infrastructure: (Engineering, Technology & Innovation), ICRDSI 2022-23 organized by School of Civil Engineering, KIIT Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar, in virtual mode during March 03-05, 2023.


Paper Entitled, “Safe finite slope height estimation of pilani soil using ultrasonics” (by K. Kumar), Presented at International Conference Trending Moments & Steer forces-Civil Engineering Today (TMSF-2019), at Don Bosco College of Engineering, Fatorda – Goa, Jointly Organized by Department of Civil Engineering, Don Bosco College of Engineering, Fatorda – Goa & Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, Surathkal (31 October-1 November, 2019), (Abstract on Page 20 of Conference Proceedings).


Presentation Entitled, “Liquefaction Potential of Pilani Soil” (by Kamalesh Kumar), Presented at International Conference on Engineering, Computers and Natural Sciences (ICECNS-2018), at Vivanta by Taj, Goa, Sponsored/Organised by Universal Research Foundation (URF), India in Collaboration with NRI Institute of Technology, Andhra Pradesh, India (19-21 October, 2018), (Abstract on Page 14 of Abstract Proceedings).


Poster Paper Entitled, “Infinite Slope Critical Depth Estimation using Ultrasonics for Pilani Soil” (by K. Kumar), Presented at XXIst National Symposium on Ultrasonics (NSU 2016), Jointly organized by S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences & Ultrasonics Society of India at Kolkata (8-10 November, 2016), (Abstract on Pages 110-111 of Symposium Proceedings).


Paper Entitled, “Correlation Between Safe Bearing Capacity and Angle of Internal Friction of Pilani Soil” (by Dr. Kamalesh Kumar), Presented at First International Conference on Advances in Engineering and Management Research (ICAEMR 2015), organized by HCTL Open Publications Solutions LLP, India, an ISO 9001: 2008 Certified Publication Organization at Dehradun (19 July, 2015), (Abstract on Pages 35-36 of Conference Proceedings).


Paper Entitled, “Net Safe Bearing Capacity and Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Inter-relation of Pilani Soil” (by K. Kumar), Presented at National Seminar on Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE 2010), Jointly organized by Kolkata & Jamshedpur Chapter of Indian Society for Non-Destructive Testing at Science City Kolkata (9-11 Dercember, 2010), (Abstract on Page 4 of Souvenir, full paper in CD).


Paper Entitled, “Safe Vertical Cut Height and Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Inter-relation of Pilani Soil” (by K. Kumar), Presented at Northeast Symposium on Science & Technology, organized by The ICFAI University Tripura at Agartala (18-19 February, 2010), (Symposium Proceedings, pages 8-13).


Poster Paper Entitled, “Relative Density and Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Inter-relation of Pilani Soil” (by K. Kumar), Presented at 12th International Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, organized by IACMAG at Goa (1-6 October, 2008), (Conference Proceedings, pages 2862-2866) (Scopus Indexed).


Paper Entitled, “Estimation of Tri-axial Behavior of Pilani Soil Using Ultrasonics” (by K. Kumar), Presented at National Symposium on Acoustics, Jointly organised by Acoustical Society of India & K. S. Rangasamy College of Technology, Tiruchengode (5-7 December, 2007), (Symposium Proceedings, pages 565-569).


Paper Entitled, “Unconfined Compressive Strength and Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Inter-relation of Pilani Soil” (by Kamalesh Kumar), Presented at National Symposium on Acoustics, Jointly organised by Acoustical Society of India & National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi (16-17 November, 2006), (Symposium Proceedings, pages 503-506).


Contributed Paper Entitled, “Interrelation Between Principal Stress and Particle Size of Pilani Soil” (by Dr. K. Kumar), for the National Conference on Geotechnical Engineering Trends, held at Deptt. of Civil Engineering, GITAM College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam (10-11 February, 2006).


Paper Entitled, “Interrelation Between Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity, Density and Bearing Capacity of Pilani Soil” (by K. Kumar & R. Prakash), Presented at 11th National Symposium on Ultrasonics, organised by Department of Physics, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur & Ultrasonics Society of India, (10-11 January, 2002). (Seminar Souvenir, abstract on page 21).


Paper Entitled, “Correlation Between Strength Parameters and Ultrasonic Velocity in Soils” (by K. Kumar & R. Prakash), Presented at National Seminar: NDT Voyager in 2000s, Organised by Indian Society of Non-destructive Testing, Vadodara Chapter (17-19 Dec. 1999). (Seminar Proceedings, pages 203-209)


Poster Paper Entitled, “Use of Ultrasonics to Estimate Soil Bearing Capacity” (by K. Kumar & R. Prakash), Presented at International Conference and Exhibition on Ultrasonics, organised by National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi (2-4 Dec. 1999). (Conference Proceedings, Vol. 1, pages 79-82).