Researcher

Dr Rohit Tiwari

My Expertise

Geotechnical Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Retaining Walls, Earth Retaining Systems, Tailing Dams

Keywords

Fields of Research (FoR)

Civil Geotechnical Engineering, Earthquake Engineering

Biography

Dr. Rohit Tiwari is a Lecturer in the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering at UNSW and works closely in the areas of Geotechnical Engineering.

Rohit is keen to understand the performance of Geo-structures in dynamic loading conditions for ensuring a safe and reliable Infrastructure system. His primary research interests lie in the areas of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Performance Based Seismic Design of Geo-structures. He has...view more

Dr. Rohit Tiwari is a Lecturer in the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering at UNSW and works closely in the areas of Geotechnical Engineering.

Rohit is keen to understand the performance of Geo-structures in dynamic loading conditions for ensuring a safe and reliable Infrastructure system. His primary research interests lie in the areas of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Performance Based Seismic Design of Geo-structures. He has a strong background in experimental investigations of seismic actions in Earth Retaining Structures and calibration of numerical non-linear material models.

Rohit also worked with industry and gained experience in construction and structural design projects. Having a strong interest in academic teaching he also taught several undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Australia and in India. While teaching Rohit always tries to relate the concepts with the learnings from industry and research so that the students could develop a better understanding and realistic imagination of field conditions.


My Qualifications

Ph.D. in Infrastructure Engineering - The University of Melbourne (2020), Doctoral Thesis Title: Displacement Based Seismic Assessment of Earth Retaining Structures.

Doctoral Advisors: Professor Nelson Lam, Dr. Elisa Lumantarna

M.S. (Research) in Civil Engineering - Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi (2015), Master's Thesis Title: Blast Response and Mitigation in Curved Structures for Underground Applications.

Master's Advisors: Professor Tanusree Chakraborty, Professor Vasant Matsagar


My Awards

Best student paper award from the Australian Earthquake Engineering Society (AEES), (2018).

Prestigious Melbourne research scholarship by The University of Melbourne (2016-2019)

Project fellowship by IIT Delhi India (2012-2014)

Distinction in the undergraduate program.


My Research Activities

In Peer Reviewed Journals:

Rohit Tiwari, & Nelson Lam (2021). Modelling of Seismic Actions in Earth Retaining Walls and Comparison with Shaker Table Experiment. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 150, 106939.

Rohit Tiwari, & Nelson Lam (2021). Displacement Based Seismic Assessment of Base Restrained Retaining Walls. (In Review)

Rohit Tiwari, Nelson Lam, & Elisa Lumantarna (2020). Modelling of seismic actions on earth retaining structures. Recent Advances in Computational Mechanics and Simulations, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, 103, Springer, Singapore.

Rohit Tiwari, Tanusree Chakraborty, & Vasant Matsagar (2016). Dynamic analysis of tunnel in weathered rock subjected to internal blast loading. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 49(11), 4441-4458.

Rohit Tiwari, Tanusree Chakraborty, & Vasant Matsagar (2017). Dynamic analysis of tunnel in soil subjected to internal blast loading. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 35(4), 1491-1512.

Rohit Tiwari, Tanusree Chakraborty, & Vasant Matsagar (2018). Analysis of curved tunnels in soil subjected to internal blast loading. Acta Geotechnica, 15(2), 509-528.

Rohit Tiwari, Tanusree Chakraborty, & Vasant Matsagar (2018). Dynamic analysis of twin tunnels subjected to internal blast loading. Indian Geotechnical Journal. 46(4), 369-380.

Shashank Jain, Rohit Tiwari, Tanusree Chakraborty, & Vasant Matsagar (2015). Dynamic response of reinforced concrete wall under blast loading. Indian Concrete Journal, 89(8), 27-41.

In Peer Reviewed Conferences:

Rohit Tiwari, & Nelson Lam (2019). Displacement based estimate of seismic actions on earth retaining structures. In the proceedings of Australian Earthquake Engineering Society, Nov, 29th – Dec, 1st, Newcastle, Australia.

Rohit Tiwari, Nelson Lam, & Elisa Lumantarna (2018). Displacement based seismic assessment of cantilever retaining walls. In the proceedings of the Australian Earthquake Engineering Society, Nov, 16th -18th, Perth, Australia (Best student paper award)

Rohit Tiwari, Nelson Lam, Elisa Lumantarna, & Francis T. K. Au (2017). A drift and displacement-based seismic assessment method for bridge abutments. In the proceedings of Austroads Bridge Conference, April 2nd -6th, 2017, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Rohit Tiwari, Nelson Lam, & Elisa Lumantarna (2017). Assessment of displacement demand of earth retaining structures. In the proceedings of Australian Earthquake Engineering Society, Nov, 24th – 26th, Canberra, Australia.

Rohit Tiwari, Nelson Lam, & Elisa Lumantarna (2016). Displacement based design of bridge abutments. In the proceedings of Australian Earthquake Engineering Society, Nov, 25th – 27th, Melbourne, Australia.

Rohit Tiwari, Tanusree Chakraborty, & Vasant Matsagar (2014). Dynamic analysis of underground tunnels subjected to internal blast loading. In the proceedings of 11th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM-ECCM-ECFD 2014), pp 6667 - 6678, 20th - 25th  July, Barcelona, Spain.

Rohit Tiwari, Tanusree Chakraborty, & Vasant Matsagar (2015). Dynamic analysis of tunnels in rock subjected to internal blast loading. In the proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Protective Structures (ICPS3), Design and analysis of protective structures, pp. 618-626, 3rd - 6th February, Newcastle, Australia.

Rohit Tiwari, Tanusree Chakraborty, & Vasant Matsagar (2014). Dynamic analysis of twin tunnels subjected to internal blast loading. In the proceedings of Structural Engineering Convention (SEC 2014), Advances in structural engineering, pp. 343-354, 22nd - 24th  December, New Delhi, India.

Rohit Tiwari, Tanusree Chakraborty, & Vasant Matsagar (2014). Dynamic analysis of tunnels in curvature subjected to internal blast loading. In the proceedings of Structural Engineering Convention (SEC 2014), Advances in structural engineering, pp. 405-415, 22nd - 24th  December, New Delhi, India.


My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

Presently looking for a PhD student for an exciting research project on "Liquefaction Potential of Tailings".

Other Research Areas:

Seismic Stability of Tailing Dams.

Seismic Performance of Earth Retaining Structures on Pile Foundations.

 

 


My Teaching

CVEN9521 - Slope Instability and Stabilisation.

CVEN9513 - Advanced Foundation Engineering.

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Location

Civil Engineering Building, Level 6, Room No. 604

Contact

(+61 2) 9348 0182
(+61 2) 9385 6139