Prof. Shamsher Bahadur Singh

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

Finite Element Modeling, Composite Structures

Research Projects of Prof. Shamsher Bahadur Singh

Sponsored Projects under Supervision as Principal Investigator and Fundings Received: 

  • 76.21 Lakhs ( NBCC, India)

Performance Evaluation of Sintered Fly Ash Lightweight Aggregate in Concrete, Sponsored by National Building Construction Corporation  (NBCC) India. Ref:  Dean Research and Innovation, BITS Pilani, Whatsapp message dated 19th March, 2024. Funding has alreday been received by BITS Pilani; Duration: 3 years (April 01 2024-March 31, 2027)

  • 19.80 Lakhs (DST Contribution) + 20,00,000 Yen (JSPS Contribution)

            Behavior of SHCC Elements under Shear Loading,

            INDIA-JAPAN COOPERATIVE SCIENCE PROGRAMME, Recommended for Sanction through email  

            dated July 6, 2023, File No. DST/ICD/JSPS/2022/613]   

  • 24.43 lakhs:

Study of Structural Behavior and Failure Characteristics of FRP-Concrete Composite

Beams, File Number: CRG/2022/000731, SERB, DST New Delhi, Approved for sanction on Nov. 28, 2022.


  • 91.056 Lakhs:

Development of Functionally-Graded Hybrid Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites for High-Strain Rate and Elevated Temperature Aeronautical Applications (PIs: Dr. Vasant Matsagar (IIT Delhi and Dr. S.B. Singh (BITS Pilani), Approximate cost: INR 91,05,600/-  (Sanction No. ARDB/01/1082030/M/I dated 15th February 2022.


  • Development of Fire Resistant Natural FRP for Structures, US-INDIA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (USIEF) Project to Host US Fulbright Specialist at BITS Pilani during Academic Year starting August 01, 2021 has been accepted by USIEF, New Delhi. Specialist Name: Prof. Venkatesh Kodur, Michigan State University, Michigan, USA. (Local cost of the stay of specialist will be borne by BITS Pilani while other costs in terms of travel and honorarium will be borne by USIEF, USA) [Ref. No. FSP-P006323 – India].


  • 18.5 Lakhs:                                                                                                                                          Project Title:  Study of Postbuckling Response, Failure and Strength of Functionally Graded Composite Plates with and without Cutouts, sponsored by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi dated 24/7/2019 (Ref. no. 22(0781)/19/EMR-II.                                                                                                                                                         
  • 15.543 Lakhs: Project Title: Structural Health Assessment and Rehabilitation Framework based on Cyber Physical System, sponsored by DST New Delhi, Ref. DST/ICPS/Cluster (Cyber Physical Systems/2018 (G), dated 13/3/2018 (Multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary project)                                                                                                                                                                     
  • 18 Lakhs

            Project Title: Study of Structural Response and Strengths of Thin-Walled FRP Composite Girders,” sponsored by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (Extra Mural Research Division), CSIR Complex, Pusa, New Delhi, 2014-2017 (Ref. No. 22(0631)/13/EMR-II.


  • 25.93 lakhs

  Project Title: “Development and Usage of Innovative Ductile Composite Materials for Repair and   

  Retrofitting of Concrete and Masonry Structures,” sponsored by Department of Science and Technology  

  (DST), New Delhi, 2013-2016 (Ref. No.SR/S3/MERC/0051/2012).

  • 10 Lakhs,

Project Title: “Development and Usage of Innovative Ductile Composite Materials for Repair and Retrofitting of Masonry Structures,” sponsored by Aditya Birla Group (ABG), 2011-2014.

  • 17.7 Lakhs

Project Title: “Response and Micromechanics Based Design of Engineered Cementitious Composite Structures,” DST, New Delhi, 2007-2010 (Ref. No. SR/S3/MERC/25/2007).


  • 6 Lakhs

      Project Title: “Experimental Investigation of Failure and Stability of Laminated   Composite Plates with Cutouts,” CSIR, New Delhi, 2007-2012 (Ref No. 22/(0442)/07-EMR-II).

  • 4.5 Lakhs

            Project Title: “Failure and Stability of Laminated Composite Plates with Cutouts,” K.K. Birla Academy Projects, BITS, Pilani, 2007-2010.

  • £337003/- UKIERI Collaborative Research Award (UK and India) (Fraction of Amount to be received from UK Lead Researcher relevant to Indian Partners.), 2008-2011.

Project Title: Sustainable High Performance Concrete Infrastructures

Indian Research Team Leader:  Dr. Shamsher Bahadur Singh

UK Research Team Leader:  Prof. Ravindra Dhir

  • 9.3 Lakhs

     Project Title: “Flexural Strengthening of Concrete Structures using Near Surface Mounted (NSM) Fiber

    Reinforcements, Sponsored by UGC, New Delhi, under Category of Major Research Project, 2008-2011 (Ref.  

    F.34-389/2008 (SR)).


  • 80 Lakhs

           Project Title:  DST-FIST Project for Development of Structural Engineering Lab, DST New  

                                  Delhi, 2012-2017, 5 years.

  • 70 Lakhs

                    Project Title: UGC-SAP Project for Structural and Transportation Engineering Research Lab 

                                            Developments, UGC-New Delhi, 2012-2017 (5 years).

Sponsored Projects under Supervision as Co-Investigators:

  • 71 Lakhs:

Project Title: Polyethylene Engineered Cementitious Composites (PE-ECC) for High Resilient Infrastructure, approved by the Mission Steering Group (MSG) of Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, Collaborative project with NIT Puducherry, approved on September 20, 2022 (F. No. 01/09/2022-NTTM dated September 01, 2022)

  • US $ 15,000/-

Project Title: “Machine Learning Based Unified Seismic Vulnerability Prediction Model for the Heritage Minarets of India”. Collaborative project awarded to CDRI Fellows: Vinay Shimpi, S.V.R. Madappa, M. Nidhi (NIT Puducherry); S.B. Singh (BITS Pilani), and Nikolaos Nikitas (University of Leeds, UK)

  • US $1,36,878.03

Project Title: Fire Resistance Guidelines for Hybrid FRP Structural Components made of Cellulose Fibers Derived from Agricultural Waste; Sponsored by University of Nebraska at Omaha:  Partnership-2020 for Enhancing US-India Collaboration between Michigan State University (MSU), BITS Pilani, and IIT Delhi; Period: August 2020- June 30, 2022

  • 70 Lakhs

Project Title: Structural Health Assessment and Rehabilitation Framework based on Cyber Physical System,). (Multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary project)

  • 506 Lakhs

Project Title: Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Selected Heritage Structures in the State of Himachal Pradesh adopting output only Vibration Testing and Fragility Curves”, (MoES/P.O.(Seismo)/1(296)/2016)


  • 34 Lakhs

Project Title: Investigation of the Effect of Carbonation on the Properties of Concrete, 2012-15 (Ref. SR/S3/MERC/0064/2011).


  • US $ 200,000.00

Project Title:  Durability and Environmental Evaluation of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) Reinforced Concrete Bridges, Ohio Department of Transportation, USA, 4 years, 2000-2004.

  • US $ 250,000.00

Project Title:  Response of CFRP Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Box-Beams, Ohio Department of Transportation, USA, 4 years (2000-2004).

  • 2.0 Lakhs

Project Title: Investigation into the Behavior of Coupling Beams, Seed Grant, BITS Pilani, 2012-2015.

  • 2.0 Lakh

Project Title: Dynamic Bucking Response of Composite Structures, Seed Grant, BITS Pilani, 2012-15.




             (Only those projects with value more than 0.46 Lakhs are given here:)


  1. As PI: (a) Structural Audit of “Paramount Floraville, Sector 137, Noida” [Two blocks (Celcia and Fushia)], as an Expert (b) September 2023 (c) Paramount Propbuild Private Limited, Noida (d) Rs. 11.80 Lakhs (Ref. No. P-00/2023 (dated 15/9/2023).
  2. As PI: (a) Assessment of Quality of Major Bridge of M.P. Road Development Corporation Ltd., Bhopal as an Expert (b) November 2021 (c) M/s Gangotri Deherda-Ishagarh Tollway Pvt. Ltd., Mohangarh, Lucknow (d) 5 Lakhs, Ref. Letter 8948/Deherda-Ishagarh/COS/2021
  3. As PI: (a) Development of Shelters for High Altitude Areas for Defense Needs (b) Deepali Design and Exhibition through DRDR, New Delhi, Ministry of Defense (3) In Process (4) 5 Lakhs as honorarium for Expert Member. Ref. E-mail dated: 23/10/2021 and 25/10/2021.
  4. As PI: (a) Structural Health Assessment of Railway Quarters at Haripur Railway Station, Rajasthan (b) NW Railway, Ajmer (c) 02 Months (d) Rs. 4.9 Lakhs (RN. P-00/2019 dated 23/7/2019)
  5. As PI: (a) Safety Checking and Failure Study of OHR at Housing Board, Bhiwadi, 560 kL Capacity (b)M/S WPIL Limited, Jaipur (c) 01 Month (d) Rs. 4.8 Lakhs (RN. P-00/2019 dated 22/3/2019)
  6. As PI:(a) Experimental Investigation of Soil Bearing Capacity of Soils, (b) Public Health Engineering Department Suratgarh, Ganganagar, Rajasthan (c) 1 Months (d) Rs. 0.93 Lakhs (R.N. 8650 dated 11/12/2008)
  7. As PI:(a) Safety Checks and Design of Elevated Water Tanks located at Suratgarh Military Station, Rajasthan (b) Suratagarh Military Station, Ganaganagar, Rajasthan (c) 6 months (d) Rs. 1.855 Lakhs (R. No. 10612 dated 23/1/2009)
  8. As PI:(a) Safety Checking of Elevated Water Tank   located at Bhadra, Hanumangarh District, Rajasthan (b) Public Health Engineering Department, Bhadra, Hanumangarh District, Rajasthan (c) 1 months (d) Rs. 0.608 Lakhs (R. No. 4698 dated 25/8/2009)
  9. As PI: (a)Design and Safety Checks of Box-Culvert at Noida (b) Ahuja Builders (Engineers and Contractors), Noida, U.P., (c) 3 Months (d) 0.75 Lakhs (R. No. 1311 dated 17/5/2010)
  10. As PI: (a) Safety Checking of Elevated Water Tank located at Khetri, Jhunjhunu District, Rajasthan (b) Public Health Engineering Department, Khetri, Jhunjhunu District, Rajasthan (c) 1 months (d) Rs. 0.56Lakhs (R. No. 8051 dated 02/11/2010)
  11. As PI:(a) Safety Checking and Rehabilitation of Crusher Foundation, Khetri Copper Plant, Rajasthan (b)Khetri Copper Plant, (c) 1 Month (d) Rs. 1.04 Lakhs
  12. As PI:(a) Safety Checking of water Tanks of Ghatal and Ramoura Project, Milkapur, NagaliaRajasthan (b)WPIL Ltd. And PROTECH Consultancy, Engineers, (c) 3 Month (d) Rs. 1.49 Lakhs+D236
  13. As PI: (a) StaadPro Design Checks (b) WPIL Ltd. And PROTECH Consultancy Engineers (c) 1 Month (d) Rs. 1.5 Lakhs
  14. As PI: (a) Safety checking of Water Tanks (b) WPIL Ltd., Jaipur (c)1 Months (d) Rs. 112500/-  Ref. 14/9/2017)
  15. (a) Safety Checking of OHR (b) WPIL Ltd. (c) 1 Month (d) Rs. 88903 (Ref. 14/1/2017)
  16. (a) Safety Checking of OHR (b) WPIL Ltd., Jaipur (c) 1 Month (d) Rs. 45500/- (Ref. 31/8/2018)
  17. (a) Safety Checking and Design of Water Tanks (b) WPIL Ltd., Jaipur (c) 1 Month (d) Rs. 150,000/- (Ref. 24/7/2019)
  18. Design of Foundation for Crusher (b) Khetri Copper (c) 1 Month (d) Rs. 140073/- (Ref. 24/8/2016)