The Prestigious Indian Geotechnical Conference 2020 is being organized by Indian Geotechnical Society Visakhapatnam Chapter and Department of Civil Engineering, Andhra University College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam during December 17-19, 2020. The event is being organized in online mode due to present COVID 19 pandemic situation.
The online conference brochure is released by Prof. P.V.G.D. Prasad Reddy, Vice Chancellor, Andhra University. Prof. C.N.V. Satyanarayana Reddy, Chairman, IGS Visakhapatnam Chapter is the organizing chairman for the conference.
The event is of greater significance as deliberations on various geotechnical issues will take place from academicians, researchers and practicing engineers from premier institutions and organizations from India and abroad.
During conference, 14 Keynote lectures and 14 theme lectures will be delivered by geotechnical experts from India and abroad. Prof. Charles Ng, President, International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), Prof. E.C. Shin, Vice-President Asia, ISSMGE, Prof. Jie Han, Kansas University, Prof. Sai Vanapalli, Ottawa University, Canada, Prof. G. L. Sivakumar Babu, President, Indian Geotechnical Society are among the prominent speakers.
327 technical papers will be presented by the researchers and academicians during the technical sessions of the conference under different themes. Indian Geotechnical conference was held earlier in Andhra University in the year 1989. The event addresses various geotechnical challenges faced by engineers for civil engineering structures in problematic soils present mainly in coastal and hilly regions. The city of Visakhapatnam being a coastal city and an industrial hub has tremendous scope for geotechnical engineering due to diversity in subsoil characteristics.
Thus, Visakhapatnam is right platform for hosting the conference. IGS Visakhapatnam chapter and geotechnical experts of Department of Civil Engineering, Andhra University are actively engaged in tackling the various geotechnical problems of the region from time to time.
Prof. Peri Srinivasa Rao, Principal, A.U. College of Engineering, Prof. T.V. Praveen, HoD, Department of Civil Engineering, AUCE, Prof. C.N.V. Satyanarayana Reddy, Chairman IGS Visakhapatnam Chapter and Prof. P.V.V. Satyanarayana, Secretary, IGS Visakhapatnam Chapter were present during the release of the conference brochure.
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