Civil Engineering Ph.D Scholar

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Supervisor: Ramancharla Pradeep Kumar
Name: Velani Pulkit Dilip

Address :
NBH: -459, IIIT Campus.
IIIT Hyderabad, Gachibowli,
Hyderabad 500 032, Telangana

Email: pulkit.velani@research.iiit.ac.in

Area of Interest:Earthquake Engineering, Structural Dynamics, Structural Health Monitoring, Non Destructive Testing.

Teaching Assistance:
  • Building Construction Engineering (Monsoon: 2016)
  • Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures (Spring: 2016)
  • Earthquake Engineering (Spring: 2015, 2014)
  • Structural Dynamics (Monsoon: 2016 (NPTEL), 2015, 2014, 2013)
Projects Undertaken:

1. Ongoing

  • Earthquake Disaster Risk Indexing (EDRI) of Important Cities in Seismic Zones IV and V; Duration: April 2016 to Present (Advisor: RamancharlaPradeep Kumar, Professor, IIIT-H)

  • Performance Assessment of Dominant Building Typologies in Gandhinagar/Ahmedabad; Duration: February 2016 to Present (Advisor: RamancharlaPradeep Kumar, Professor, IIIT-H)

  • DISANET: International Network for Natural Disaster Mitigation and Recovery; Duration: 2013- Present(Advisor: RamancharlaPradeep Kumar, Professor, IIIT-H)

2. Completed

  • Rapid Visual Screening for Seismic Evaluation of Existing Buildings in Himachal Pradesh;Duration: Aug 2013- March 2014 (Advisor: RamancharlaPradeep Kumar, Professor, IIIT-H)

  • Earthquake Safety of Proposed TTD DivyaKshetram at Banjara Hills, Hyderabad; Duration: January 2014 to June 2014 (Advisor: RamancharlaPradeep Kumar, Professor, IIIT-H)
Thesis:
  • P. D. Velani, “Evaluation of Empirical Expression for Fundamental Natural Period of RC Moment Resisting Frames and RC Shear Wall Buildings in India”, Master of Science by Research (civil) Thesis, Earthquake Engineering Research Centre, International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad, June-2016.
Publications:
  • Narender Bodige, Pulkit Dilip Velani, Takamori Ito, Tetsu Masuda, Pradeep Kumar Ramancharla, Kiyoshi Takano (2014), “Earthquake Response Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Framed Building at Fatehgarh Sahib, India due to Micro Tremors from Nearby sources” 11th Annual Meeting, Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS 2014), 28 July- 01 August 2014, Hokkaido, Japan.

  • Takamori Ito, Kiyoshi Takano, Tetsu Masuda, KazukiKoketsu, Pradeep Kumar Ramancharla, NarenderBodige, RajuSangem, Pulkit Dilip Velani, HimaChandan (2014), “Micro-tremor Observation of the Buildings in India” 11th Annual Meeting, Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS 2014), 28 July- 01 August 2014, Hokkaido, Japan.

  • Pulkit D. Velani and RamancharlaPradeep Kumar (2014), "Comparing The Empirical Time Period Formula Given in Seismic Code of Different Countries with Indian Seismic Code IS:1893-2002", Proc. of National Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering and Infrastructure Development (ACEID), Vasavi Engineering College, Hyderabad, India, 6-7 Feb 2014.
Short Courses and Summer/Winter School Camps Conducted:
  1. Short Course on "Earthquake Resistant Design of Buildings" 16-19 May 2016 (22 participants)
  2. Short Course on "Earthquake Resistant Design of Buildings" 13-17 July 2015 (52 participants)
  3. Short Course on "Earthquake Resistant Design of Buildings" 15-19 July 2014 (22 participants)
  4. Short Course on "Earthquake Resistant Design of Buildings" 03-07 December 2013 (53 participants)
  5. Short Course on ”Earthquake Resistant Design of Buildings” 16-20 July 2013 (25 participants)
  6. Short Course on ”Earthquake Resistant Design of Buildings” 01-04 April 2013 (16 participants)
  7. Conducted Build India-A Summer school camp (6 Weeks) at IIIT-Hyderabad during 11 May-30 June 2016.
  8. Conducted Build India-A Summer school camp (6 Weeks) at IIIT-Hyderabad during 16 May-30 June 2014.
  9. Conducted Build India-A Winter school camp (2 Weeks) at IIIT-Hyderabad during 2-14 December 2013.
Technical Societies:
  • Indian Society of Earthquake Technology – ISET

  • Indian Association of Structural Engineers – IAStructE

  • Association of Consulting Civil Engineers (India) – ACCE

  • American Society of Civil Engineers - ASCE