Pavan G S


Assistant Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Professional Experience: 

Assistant Professor (December, 2018 – December 2019) at Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida

Contact Details



+91-824 247 3845


+91-984 438 0262

Academic Background

Academic Background: 

PhD (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore), 2018
M.Sc. (Engg.) (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore), 2012
B.Tech in Civil Engineering (NITK Surathkal), 2009

Areas of Interest

Finite element formulation of beams, plates and shells
Isogeometric methods
Mechanics of structural masonry
Modern earthen construction: CSEB, CSRE

Significant Projects

1. Strength, serviceability and hazard assessment of Global Vipassana Pagoda considering as-built information and in situ material properties, funded by Global Vipassana Foundation. Budget – Rs. 18.5 lakhs
2. Stability Analysis Of Masonry And Earthen Dam Sections Of Ukai Dam Under DRIP for Water Resources Division, Narmada, Water Resources, Water Supply and Kalpsar Department, Government of Gujarat (59 lakhs)
3. Computation of Site-Specific Earthquake Parameters and Dynamic Analysis of Bhandardara Masonry Dam, Sponsored by Water Resources Department, Govt. of Maharashtra (24 lakhs) [Co - PI]

Supervision of Ph.D

Ongoing - 4

Significant Publications

1. Rao, KS Nanjunda, and G. S. Pavan. "FRP-confined clay brick masonry assemblages under axial compression: Experimental and analytical investigations." Journal of Composites for Construction 19, no. 4 (2015): 04014068.
2. Pavan, G. S., and K. S. Nanjunda Rao. "Behavior of brick–mortar interfaces in FRP-strengthened masonry assemblages under normal loading and shear loading." Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering 28, no. 2 (2016): 04015120.
3. Pavan, G. S., and KS Nanjunda Rao. "Bending analysis of laminated composite plates using isogeometric collocation method." Composite Structures 176 (2017): 715-728.
4. Pavan, G. S., S. N. Ullas, and KS Nanjunda Rao. "Shear behavior of cement stabilized rammed earth assemblages." Journal of Building Engineering 27 (2020): 100966.
5. Pavan G. S., Ullas S. N., Nanjunda Rao K. S., “Interfacial behavior of cement stabilized rammed earth: Experimental and numerical study", Construction and Building Materials, 257, 2020, 119327.
6. Pavan G. S., Keshava Kumar S, Nanjunda Rao K. S., “Isogeometric variational asymptotic method for bending of laminated composite beams", International Journal of Advances in Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, 12(1), 2020, 27 -38.
7. Pavan, G. S., Hemanth Muppidi, and Jagabandhu Dixit. "Static, free vibrational and buckling analysis of laminated composite beams using isogeometric collocation method." European Journal of Mechanics-A/Solids (2022): 104758.


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Prof. Subhash C. Yaragal,  Professor and Head
Department of Civil Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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