Raghuveer Rao Pallepati

Principal Research Scientist



Department of Civil Engineering,

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560 012

Phone:+91 80 22932816 (Office)
              +91 80 23606576 (Residence)

Fax:     +91 80 23600404

email: prvrao@iisc.ac.in



AMIE (1993) Institution of Engineers (India), Calcutta

M Sc (Engg) (1999) Bangalore University, Bangalore

Ph D (2015) Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore


RESEARCH INTERESTS

Mechanics of Unsaturated Soils, Contaminant Transport through Soil, Geotechnical Instrumentation, Slope Stability Analysis, Reinforced Earth, Numerical Modelling, Pipeline Engineering

TEACHING (COURSES)

Subsurface exploration and soil testing (1:2) Aug 1995 to Aug 2006

Behaviour and testing of unsaturated soils (2:1) Jan 2006, Jan 2009, Jan 2011, Jan 2012, Jan 2015 & Aug 2016

Earth retaining structures (3:0) Aug 2007 to Aug 2011

Fundamentals of soil behaviour (2:1) Aug 2012, Aug 2013, Aug 2014, Jan 2016 & Jan 2017

Design of substructures (3:0) Aug 2016 & Aug 2017

Experimental methods in environmental chemistry (0:2) Jan 2013, Jan 2014 & (1:2) Jan 2015, Jan 2016 & Jan 2017 (UG)

Experimental methods in solid waste management (0:2) Aug 2013, Aug 2014 & (1:2) Aug 2015, Aug 2016 & Aug 2017 (UG)

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES

Member, Institution of Engineers (India)

Life Fellow, Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS)

Life Member, Indian Water Works Association (IWWA)

Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Member, American Water Works Association (AWWA)

Senior Member, Universal Association of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineers, Institute for Research Engineers and Doctors, USA

CONSULTANCY PROJECTS

Consultant for many projects on

1. Soil Investigation
2. Dynamic Soil Testing
3. Slope Stability Analysis
4. Stability Analysis of Towers
5. Numerical Modelling and Stress Analysis of Surge Shafts
6. Surge Analysis of Water Supply Mains and Lift Irrigations Systems
7. Transient Analysis of Cooling Water Systems for Thermal and Nuclear Power Plants
8. Surge Analysis for Slurry Pipelines and Crude Oil Pipelines

Details of Consultancy Projects: click here

TRAINING PROGRAMS

Conducted following Training programmes on Surge Analysis and Design of Surge Protection Systems

1.      At IISc, November 2001 for users from various user agencies

2.      At HCM Rajasthan State Institute of Public Administration, Jaipur for Engineers of Public Health Engineering Department, Rajasthan. February, 2003

3.      At IISc, April 2003 for users from various user agencies

4.      At IISc, May 2004 for Engineers from Degremont Limited, Gurgaon.

5.      At IISc, January 2005 for Engineers from various user agencies

6.      At IISc, June 2005 for Engineers from various user agencies

7.      At IISc, March 2006 for Engineers from various user agencies

8.      At IISc, August 2007 for Engineers from various user agencies

9.      At IISc, April 2010 for Engineers from various user agencies

10.      At IISc, May 2013 for Engineers from various user agencies

11.      At IISc, September 2013 for Engineers from various user agencies

12.      At IISc, January 2014 for Engineers from Irrigation Department and CDO, Government of Maharashtra.

13.      At IISc, July 2016 for Engineers from various user agencies

14.      At Administrative Training Institute, Aizawl, January 2017 for Engineers from Public Health Engineering Department, Government of Mizoram.

15.      At IISc, July 2017 for Engineers from various user agencies

PUBLICATIONS

. . 1. Sudhakar M Rao and Raghuveer Rao P (2016) Evaluation of distribution coefficient of vadose zone soil from proposed near-surface disposal facility at Kalpakkam, India, Environmental Earth Sciences. May 2016, 75:754 DOI: 10.1007/s12665-016-5559-8

2. Sudhakar M Rao and Raghuveer Rao P (2016) Role of vadose zone in mitigating strontium transport at NSDF Kalpakkam. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment. November 2016, 75:1485-1491. DOI 10.1007/s10064-015-0772-3.

3. Raghuveer Rao, P. (2014) On estimation of friction loss in pipes using Hazen-Williams and Modified Hazen-Williams formulae. Journal of Indian Water Works Association, Vol.XXXXVI, No.3, pp.107-108.

4. Raghuveer Rao, P. (2014) Design of pipelines and pumping systems. Workshop on Surge Analysis and Design of Water Conveyance Systems in Lift Irrigation Schemes, NIT, Warangal, 18-20 June 2014, pp.1-22 (Invited contribution).

5. Raghuveer Rao, P. (2014) Surge analysis and design of surge protection systems - Case studies of lift irrigation schemes. Workshop on Surge Analysis and Design of Water Conveyance Systems in Lift Irrigation Schemes, NIT, Warangal, 18-20 June 2014, pp.1-42 (Invited contribution).

6. Rao, S. M., Raghuveer Rao, P. and Malini, R. (2014) Environmental geotechnics: need for regional approach. Environmental Geotechnics, Vol.1, EG1, pp.66-67.

7. Rao, S. M., Thyagaraj, T. and Raghuveer Rao, P. (2013) Crystalline and osmotic swelling of expansive clay inundated with sodium chloride solutions. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Vol.31, pp.1399-1404.

8. Rao, S. M., Sekhar, M. and Raghuveer Rao, P. (2013) Impact of pit-toilet leachate on groundwater chemistry and role of vadose zone in removal of nitrate and E. coli pollutants in Kolar District, Karnataka, India. Environmental Earth Sciences, Vol.68, pp.927-938.

9. Raghuveer Rao, P. (2012) Surge analysis and design of surge protection systems - Case studies. Seminar on Water Hammer Surge Analysis of Piping System (WHSAPS), Trichur, India, 18th December 2012, pp.1-42 (Invited contribution).

10. Rao, S. M. and Raghuveer Rao, P. (2010) Contaminant retainment by clay barriers in the context of safe nuclear waste disposal. The First US-India Workshop on Global Geoenvironmental Engineering Challenges, New Delhi, India, November 7, 2010, pp.1-5.

11. Sridharan, A. and Raghuveer Rao, P. (2006) Activity of marine clays, Proc. International Symposium on Lowland Technology - 2006, Saga, Japan, Vol.1, pp.1-5.

12. Srinivasa Murthy, B.R., Hayashi, Raghuveer Rao, P. and Jayaprakash Barik. (2005). Analysis of timber raft on soft clays, Proc. Indian Geotechnical Conference - 2005, Ahmedabad, Vol.2, pp.189-192.

13. Sridharan, A. and Raghuveer Rao, P. (2004). Discussion on "Residual strength of clays and correlation using Atterberg limits by L. D. Wesley" , Geotechnique, Vol.54, No. 7, 503-504.

14. Sridharan, A. and Raghuveer Rao, P. (2004). Characterization of Ariake and other marine clays, Proc. International Symposium on Lowland Technology - 2004, Bangkok, Vol.1, pp.53-58.

15. Raghavendra, H.B. and Raghuveer Rao, P. (2002). Failure progression beneath reinforced soil beds, Proc. Indian Geotechnical Conference - 2002, Allahabad, Geotechnical Engineering: Environmental Challenges, Vol.1, pp.242-245.

16. Raghuveer Rao, P., Srinivasa Murthy, B.R. and Vatsala, A. (2002). Analysis of subway constructed by box jacking, Bulletin of Association of Consulting Civil Engineers (India), Vol.15, No.2, pp.11-15.

17. Sanjeev Mukherjee, Raghuveer Rao, P. and Srinivasa Murthy, B.R. (2001). Behaviour of large size vertical strip anchors in sand, Proc. Indian Geotechnical Conference - 2001, Indore, Vol.1. pp.432-435.

18. Srinivasa Murthy, B.R., Venkat Reddy, G. and Raghuveer Rao, P. (2000) Soil Structure Interaction Analysis Of Cantilever Sheet Pile Walls, Proc. Indian Geotechnical Conference -2000, Bombay, Vol.1, pp.195-196.

19. Raghuveer Rao, P., Srinivasa Murthy, B.R. and Vatsala, A. (1999). Analysis of subway constructed by box jacking, Proc. Indian Geotechnical Conference - 1999, Calcutta, Vol.1,pp.269-271.

20. Raghuveer Rao, P., Srinivasa Murthy, B.R., Chicknagappa, L.S. and Raghavendra, H.B. (1998). Behaviour of reinforced soil beds beneath surface and embedded footings, Proc. Indian Geotechnical Conference - 1998, New Delhi, Vol.1, pp.287-290

 

Employment details

At Department of Civil Engineering, IISc
Principal Research Scientist - Since August 2015
Senior Scientific Officer - August 2009 to August 2015
Scientific Officer Grade I - August 2006 to August 2009
Scientific Officer Grade II - August 2001 to August 2006
Scientific Assitant - August 1995 to August 2001
Laboratory Assistant - May 1989 to August 1995

At Andhra Pradesh Housing Board, Warangal
Works Inspector - August 1986 to May 1989
Planning, design and construction of Flats at Warangal, Housing colony at Jammikunta