Email Address
kprakash60@sjce.ac.in
Education Qualification (All qualification including diploma)

* B.E. in Civil Engineering from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysuru, University of Mysore in 1982

* M.E. in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru in 1984

* Ph.D. in Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru in 1998.

Research and Development

I. AICTE Sponsored RPS Project
• “Utilisation of Coal Ashes in Geotechnical Engineering Applications”, 2007-2010, Rs. 5.5 Lakhs.

II. Projects guided under Indian Academy of Sciences SRF Programme (in the reverse chronological order)
• “Study of the effect of coarse fraction on compaction properties of fine grained soils” – Bhat, S.B. (NIE, Mysore) (2013).
• “Observational procedure for the determination of coefficient of consolidation” – Sheshashayana, M. (SJCE, Mysore) (2011).
• “Rapid method of consolidation testing without loss of accuracy” – Sudheendra, S. (SJCE, Mysore) (2011).

III. KSCST Sponsored Student Projects (in the reverse chronological order)
• “Studies of free swell behaviour of mixtures of clay minerals under varying pore medium chemistry” – Aakash, B.S., Anand, C., Balaji, K.S. and Karthik, H.K. (2010)
• “Stabilisation of coal ashes for use in various geotechnical engineering applications” – Adarsh, K., Arjun, H.R., Kanth, B.S. and Pruthvi, M. (2010)
• “Effect of pH on physical properties of fine-grained soils” – Badiger, R.M., Preetham, M., Bhat Nikhil, S. and Haresh Kumar, S. (2007)
• “A study of physical properties of fine-grained soils under different environmental conditions” – Thejas, H.K., Swaroop, H.M., Ramesh and Vernekar, N.M. (2006)
• “Lime stabilization of black cotton soil” – Nagaraj, H.B., Badari Narayan, N., Ramakrishna Hegde, Guruprasad, P., Raghu, Y.G. and Sudheesh, H.P. (1986).

Journals Published

63

Conferences Presented

16

Research and Development projects Awarded

01

Training Programs attended
30
Training Programs conducted and coordinated
04
Awards

 INSA Teachers Award 2015 by Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi.
 Prof. Satish Dhavan Award for Young Engineer for the year 2006 by Government of Karnataka.
 Prof. G.A Leonard award from Indian Geotechnical Society for the best Ph.D. thesis submitted to the Indian Universities and Institutions in the field of Geotechnical
Engineering during the years 1997 and 1998.
 Prof. N.S. Govinda Rao Medal for the best out going student in M.E.(Civil) from IISc, Bangalore - 1985
 III Rank in B.E. (Civil) Examination of Mysore University in 1982.

Number of PhD students awarded so far
01
Research Interests

* Index and Engineering Properties of Soils
* Physico Chemical Behaviour of Soils
* Coal Ash Engineering

List of Publication

I. List of publications in the International Referred Journals
Year: 1985
1. Sridharan, A., and Prakash, K. (1985), ‘Improved rectangular hyperbola method for the determination of coefficient of consolidation’, Geotechnical testing journal, ASTM, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp.37-40.

Year: 1987
2. Sridharan, A., Murthy, N.S. and Prakash, K. (1987), ‘Rectangular hyperbola method of consolidation analysis’, Geotechnique (London), Vol. 37, No. 3, pp.355-368.

Year: 1989
3. Prakash, K., Sridharan, A. and Rao, S.M. (1989), “Lime addition and curing effects on the index and compaction characteristics of a montmorillonitic soil”, Geotechnical Engineering (Bangkok), Vol. 20, pp.39-47.

Year: 1993
4. Sridharan, A., and Prakash, K. (1993), “ - t/ method for the determination of coefficient of consolidation”, Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, Vol.16, No. 1, pp.131-134.

Year: 1995
5. Sridharan, A., Prakash, K. and Asha, S.R. (1995), “Consolidation behaviour of soils”, Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp.58-68.

Year: 1996
6. Sridharan, A., Prakash, K. and Asha, S.R. (1996), “Consolidation behaviour of soils under radial drainage”, Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp.421-431.

Year: 1997
7. Sridharan, A., and Prakash, K. (1997), “The log  - log t method for the determination of coefficient of consolidation”, Geotechnical Engineering (London), Vol. 125, Paper 10911, January, pp.27-32.
8. Sridharan, A., and Prakash, K. (1997), “Settling behaviour of fine grained soils”, Indian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 27, No.3, pp.278 –309.

Year: 1998
9. Sridharan, A., and Prakash, K. (1998), “Determination of coefficient of consolidation: a user friendly approach”, Ground Engineering(UK), Vol. 31, No.2, pp30-32.
10. Sridharan, A., and Prakash, K. (1998), “Secondary compression factor”, Geotechnical Engineering (London), Vol.131, Paper 11422,April, pp.96-103.
11. Sridharan, A., and Prakash, K. (1998), “Characteristic water contents of a fine-grained soil-water system”, Geotechnique, Vol.48, No.3, pp.337-346.
12. Sridharan, A., and Prakash, K. (1998), “Mechanism controlling the shrinkage limit of soils”, Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, Vol.21, No.3, pp.240-250.

Year: 1999
13. Sridharan, A., Nagaraj, H.B. and Prakash, K. (1999), “Determination of plasticity index from flow index”, Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM ,Vol.22, No.2, pp.169-175.
14. Sridharan, A., and Prakash, K. (1999), “Simplified seepage consolidation test for soft sediments”, Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, Vol.22, No.3, pp.235-244.
15. Sridharan, A., and Prakash, K. (1999), “Influence of clay mineralogy and pore medium chemistry on clay sediment formation”, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol.36, pp.961-966.
16. Sridharan, A., and Prakash, K. (1999), “Mechanisms controlling the undrained shear strength behaviour of clays”, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol.36, pp.1030-1038.

Year: 2000
17. Sridharan, A., and Prakash, K. (2000), “Shrinkage limit of soil mixtures”, Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, Vol.23, No.1, pp.3-8.
18. Sridharan, A., and Prakash, K. (2000), “Percussion and cone methods of determining the liquid limit of soils: controlling mechanisms”, Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, Vol.23, No.2, pp.236-244.
19. Sridharan, A., and Prakash, K. (2000), “Classification procedures for expansive soils”, Geotechnical Engineering (London), Vol. 143, Paper 12075, October, pp.235-240.

Year: 2001
20. Sridharan, A., and Prakash, K. (2001), “Consolidation and permeability behavior of homogeneous and segregated sediments”, Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, Vol. 24, No.1, pp. 109-120.
21. Sridharan, A., and Prakash, K. (2001), “Limiting compression curves”, Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 330-331.
22. Sridharan, A., and Prakash, K. (2001), “Settling behaviour and clay mineralogy”, Soils and Foundations (Japan), Vol. 41, No. 2, pp. 105-109.

Year: 2002
23. Prakash, K. and Sridharan, A. (2002), “Determination of liquid limit from equilibrium sediment volume”, Geotechnique, Vol. 52, No. 9, pp. 693 – 696.
24. Sridharan, A., and Prakash, K. (2002), “Permeability of two – layer sols”, Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, Vol. 25, No.4, pp. 443-448.

Year: 2003
25. Sridharan, A., and Prakash, K. (2003), “Self weight consolidation: Compressibility behaviour of segregated and homogenous sediments”, Marine Georesources and Geotechnology, Vol. 21, pp. 73-80.

Year: 2004
26. Prakash, K. and Sridharan, A. (2004), “Free swell ratio and clay mineralogy of fine grained soils”, Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, Vol. 27, No.2, pp. 220-225.

Year: 2006
27. Prakash, K. and Sridharan, A. (2006), “A geotechnical classification system for coal ashes”, Geotechnical Engineering, Proc. Inst. Civil Engg. (London), Vol. 159. No. GE2, pp. 91-98.
28. Prakash, K. and Sridharan, A. (2006), “Critical appraisal of the cone penetration method of determining soil plasticity”, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 43. No. 8, pp. 884-888.

Year: 2008
29. Prakash, K. and Sridharan, A. (2008), “Stress history effects on consolidation and permeability behavior of fine-grained soils”, Journal of Testing and Evaluation, ASTM, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 250-258.

Year: 2009
30. Prakash, K., Sridharan, A., Ananth Baba, J. and Thejas, H.K. (2009), “Determination of Shrinkage Limit of Fine-Grained Soils by Wax Method”, Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, Vol. 32, No.1, pp. 86-89.
31. Prakash, K., Sridharan, A., and Prasanna, H.S. (2009), “A Note on the Determination of Plastic limit of Fine-Grained Soils”, Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, Vol. 32, No.4, pp. 372-374.
32. Prakash, K., and Sridharan, A. (2009), “Beneficial Properties of Coal Ashes and Effective Solid Waste Management”, Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management, ASCE, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 239-248.

Year: 2010
33. Prakash, K. and Sridharan, A. (2010), “Sediment Volume Tests for Expansive Soil Identification and Classification”, Journal of Testing and Evaluation, ASTM, Vol. , No. , pp.

Year: 2011
34. Prakash K., Sridharan A., Karthik H.K. and Anand C. (2011), “Sand Replacement Method for the Determination of Shrinkage Limit of Fine-Grained Soils”, Journal of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste, ASCE, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 121-126.
35. Prakash, K., Sridharan, A., Aakash, B.S. and Balaji, K.S. (2011), “Multiple Approaches of Determining Coefficient of Consolidation Under Radial Drainage on -log t Plot”, International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering. Vol. 4, No. 5, pp. 425-435.

Year: 2012
36. Prakash, K. and Sridharan, A. (2012), “Classification of Non-Plastic Soils”, Indian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 42, No. 2, pp. 118-123.
37. Prakash, K., Sridharan, A., Thejas, H.K. and Swaroop, H.M. (2012), “A Simplified Approach of Determining the Specific Gravity of Soil Solids”, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Vol. 30, No.4, pp. 1063-1067.
38. Prakash, K. and Sridharan, A. (2012), “Use of Uniform and Inert Beads for the Determination of Shrinkage Limit of Fine Grained Soils”, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Vol. 30, No. 5, pp.1271-1278

Year: 2013
39. Prakash, K. and Sridharan, A. (2013), “Permeability of Layered Soils: An Extended Study”, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Vol. 31, No. 5, pp.1639-1644.

Year: 2014
40. Prakash, K., Sridharan, A. and Prasanna, H.S. (2014), “Compaction Induced Yield Stress”, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Vol.32, No. 2, pp. 311-319.
41. Prakash, K., Sridharan, A. and Sheshashayana, M. (2014), “Appraisal of observational method for consolidation analysis”, Geotechnical Engineering, Proc. Inst. Civil Engg. (London), Vol. 167, No. GE6, pp. 518-525, doi.org/10.1680/geng.13.00006.

Year: 2016
42. Sridharan, A. and Prakash, K. (2016), “Expansive Soil Characterisation: An Appraisal”, INAE Letters, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 29-33, DOI. 10.1007/s41403-016-0001-9.
43. Prakash, K., Sridharan, A. and Sudheendra, S. (2016), “Hygroscopic moisture content: Determination and some useful correlations”, Proceedings of ICE: Environmental Geotechnics, Vol. 3, No. EG5, pp. 293–301, doi.org/10.1680/envgeo.14.00008.
44. Prakash, K., Sridharan, A. and Prasanna, H.S. (2016), “Dominant Parameters Controlling the Permeability of Compacted Fine-Grained Soils”, Indian Geotechnical Journal, Vol.46, No. 4, pp. 408–414, DOI 10.1007/s40098-016-0186-6.

II. List of written discussions in International Referred Journals

Year: 1988
1) Sridharan, A. and Prakash, K. (1988), Reply to discussion on ‘Rectangular hyperbola method of consolidation analysis’ (Geotechnique, Vol.38, No.3, 1987, pp. 355-368) by K.S. Li, by Chin Fung Kee (Geotechnique, Vol. 38, No. 3, 1988, pp. 467-472), Geotechnique, Vol.38, No. 3, pp. 472-473.

Year: 1994
2) Sridharan, A. and Prakash, K. (1994), Discussion on ‘Ultimate settlement by hyperbolic plot for clays with vertical drains’ (Siew-Ann Tan, Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 119, No. GT5, 1993, pp. 950-956), Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 120, No. GT11, 1993, pp. 2079-2081.

Year: 1995
3) Sridharan, A. and Prakash, K. (1995), Discussion on ‘Limitations of conventional analysis of consolidation settlement’ (J.Michael Duncan, Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 119, No. GT9, 1993, pp……..), Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 121, No. GT6, 1993, p.517.

Year: 1996
4) Sridharan, A. and Prakash, K. (1996), Discussion on ‘Interpretation of oedometer test data for natural clays’ (Katsutada Onitsuka, Zhenshun Hong, Yutaka Hara and Shigeki Yoshitake, Soils and Foundations, Vol. 35, No. 3, 1995, pp. 61-70). Soils and Foundations, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 146-148.
5) Prakash, K. (1996), Discussion on ‘A new two point method of obtaining cv from a consolidation test’ (Y.V.S.N.Prasad and S.Narasimha Rao, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol.32, No…., pp. 741-746 ), Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol.33, No…., pp.849-850.

Year: 1997
6) Sridharan, A., Prakash, K. and Asha, S.R. (1997), Reply to discussion on ‘Consolidation behavior of soils’ (Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, Vol.18, No. 1, 1995, pp. 58-68) by S.K. Tewatia and K.Venkatachalam (Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, Vol.20, No. 1, 1997, pp. 126-128), Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, Vol.20, No. 1, 1995, p. 128.
7) Sridharan, A. and Prakash, K. (1997),Discussion on ‘Physico-chemical effects on the behavior of a coastal mudslide’ ( R.Moore and D.Brunsden, Geotechnique, Vol. 46, No. 2, 1996, pp.259-278 ), Geotechnique, Vol. 47, No. 2, pp. 368-369.

Year: 1998
8) Sridharan, A., Prakash, K. and Asha, S.R.(1998), Reply to discussion on ‘Consolidation behavior of clayey soils under radial drainage’ (( Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, Vol.19, No. 4, 1996, pp.421-431) by J.Lai and R.E.Olson ( Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, Vol.21, No. 1, 1998, pp.66-67), Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, Vol.21, No. 1, p. 68.
9) Prakash, K. (1998), Discussion on ‘Improved t method to evaluate consolidation test results’ (S.K.Tewatia and K.Venkatachalam, Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, Vol.20, No.1, 1997, pp.121-125), Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, Vol.21, No.2, pp. 153-154.
10) Sridharan, A. and Prakash, K. (1998), Discussion on ‘Liquid limits and fall cones’ (S.Leroueil and J.P. Le Bihan, Canadian Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 33, No…, 1996, pp. 793-798), Canadian Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 35, No…, , pp. 407-408.

Year: 1999
11) Prakash, K. (1999), Discussion on ‘Influence of cations on compressibility behavior of a marine clay’ ( Paul K. Mathew and S.Narasimha Rao, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 123, No. 11, 1997, pp. ……….), Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 125, No…., p.722.
Year: 2000
12) Sridharan, A. and Prakash, K. (2000), Reply to discussion on ‘Characteristic water contents of a fine-grained soil-water system’ (Geotechnique, Vol. 48, No. 3, 1998, pp. 337-346 ) by T.S.Nagaraj (Geotechnique, Vol. 50, No. 3, pp. 305-306 ), Geotechnique, Vol. 50, No. 3, p.306.

Year: 2004
13) Sridharan, A. and Prakash, K. (2004), Reply to discussion on ‘Determination of liquid limit from equilibrium sediment volume’ (Geotechnique, Vol. 52, No. 9, 2002, pp. 693-696) by T.S. Nagaraj and D.J. DeGroot (Geotechnique, Vol. 54, No. 9, pp. 611-613), Geotechnique, Vol. 54, No. 9, p. 613.

Year: 2005
14) Prakash, K. (2005), Discussion on ‘Plastic limit, liquid limit and undrained shear strength of soil – Reappraisal ( Binu Sharma and Padma K.Bora, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 129, No. 8, 2003, pp. 774-777), Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol.131, No 3 p.402.

Year: 2010
15) Prakash, K., Balaji, K.S., and Aakash, B.S. (2012), Discussion on ‘Analysis of radial consolidation Test data using a log – log method’ (Robinson, R.G., Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2009, pp. 119-125), Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, Vol…, No….p..

Year: 2012
16) Prakash, K and Sheshashayana, M. (2012), Discussion on ‘Effect of micro fabric on undrained static and cyclic behavior of kaolin clay’ ( Rakesh J.Pillai, R.G.Robinson and A.Bhoominathan, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 137, No. 4, pp. 421–429), Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 138, No. 6, pp. 770-771.
17) Prakash, K (2012), Discussion on ‘Mechanics of the Casagrande liquid limit test’ (Haigh, S.K., Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 49, No. 9, pp. 1015–1023 – doi: 10.1139/t2012-066), Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 49, No. 11, pp. 1325-1326, doi: 10.1139/t2012-089.

Year: 2013
18) Prakash, K. and Sridharan, A. (2013), Discussion on ‘Quantitative Estimation of Clay Mineralogy in Fine-Grained Soils’ (Bhaskar Chittoori and Anand J. Puppala, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol.137, No.11, pp. 997-1008), Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 139, No. 4, pp. 656-657.

Year: 2014
19) Prakash, K. and Sridharan, A. (2014), Discussion on ‘Atterberg Limits and Remolded Shear Strength-Water Content Relationships’ (O'Kelly, B.C., Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, Vol. 36, No. 6, pp. 939-947, doi: 10.1520/GTJ2013001), Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, Vol. 37, No.4, pp. 726-728, doi: 10.1520 /GTJ20140008.

III. List of publications in the International Conferences/ Symposia

1. Sridharan, A., and Prakash, K. (1995), “Critical appraisal of laboratory determination of cv”, Proceedings of the International symposium on compression and consolidation of clayey soils, Hiroshima, Japan
2. Prakash, K. (2000), “Basic Geotechnology for Ground Improvement”, Proceedings of AICTE – STTP on Ground Improvement Techniques (Eds: K. Prakash and V. Madhava Rao), SJCE, Mysore.
3. Prakash, K. (2000), “Grouting”, Proceedings of AICTE – STTP on Ground Improvement Techniques (Eds: K. Prakash and V. Madhava Rao), SJCE, Mysore.
4. Prakash, K. and Sridharan, A. (2003), “Unloading stress path effect on constrained modulus of soil”, Proceedings of the Indian Geotechnical Conference, Roorkee, India.
5. Prakash, K. and Sridharan, A. (2004), “Water holding capacity of fine grained soils”, Proceedings of first CUSAT National Conference on Recent Advances in Civil Engineering (RACE-2004), Kochi, India, pp. 262-270.
6. Prakash, K. and Sridharan, A. (2006), “Coefficient of permeability: measured vs calculated from cv”, Proceedings of Indian Geotechnical Conference, Chennai, December, Vol. 1.
7. Sridharan, A. and Prakash, K. (2008), “Beneficiary Aspects of Coal ashes in Geotechnical Engineering Practice”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Civil Engineering in the New Millennium: Opportunities and Challenges (CENeM-2007), 150- year anniversary conference at Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, India, Vol. III, pp. 1361-1368.
8. Prakash, K., Sridharan, A., Prasanna, H.S., and Manjunatha, K. (2009), “Identification of Soil Clay Mineralogy by Free Swell Ratio Method”, Proceedings of Indian Geotechnical Conference, Guntur, Vol. 1, pp. 27-30.
9. Prakash, K. and Sridharan, A. (2010), “Swell Potential of Expansive Clay Mixtures”, Proceedings of 4th CUSAT National Conference on Recent Advances in Civil Engineering, Cochi, India, pp. 165-168.
10. Prakash, K. (2010), “Characterisation of Expansive Soils”, Invited Lecture, Proceedings of National Conference on Expansive Soils, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh.
11. Sridharan, A. and Prakash, K. (2011), “Fly Ash: A Material of Potential”, Theme Lecture, Proceedings of the National Conference on Fly Ash, ITC, Kakatiya, Hyderabad,
12. Prakash, K. (2011), “Seepage Induced Consolidation Test for the Evaluation of Compressibility Characteristics of Soft Clays”, Invited Lecture, Proceedings of Indian Geotechnical Conference, Kochi, Vol. 1, pp. .
13. Prakash, K., Sridharan, A. and Prasanna, H.S. (2011), “On the Coefficient of Consolidation of Compacted Soils”, Proceedings of Indian Geotechnical Conference, Kochi, Vol. 1, pp. .
14. Prakash, K., Sridharan, A. and Prasanna, H.S. (2014), “Yield stresses of compacted soils: A comparative study”, Proceedings of the National Conference on Geotechnical Engineering Practice and Sustainable Infrastructure Development (GEPSID-2014), Ludhiana, India, pp. 140-145
15. Prakash, K., Prasanna, H.S. and Sridharan, A. (2014), “A Study of Compaction Characteristics of Fine-Grained Soils”, Proceedings of Indian Geotechnical Conference IGC-2014, Kakinada, India, 18th - 20th Dec., 2014, pp. 6-13.
16. Prakash, K., Prasanna, H.S. and Sridharan, A. (2015), “Variation of Degree of Saturation along the Compaction Curve”, Proceedings of Indian Geotechnical Conference IGC-2015, Pune, India, 17th - 19th Dec., 2015.