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A. Thrust Areas in Research

a) Structural Engineering

1. Study of cable stayed bridges
2. Utilization of fly ash in blending cement
3. RC frame and brick masonry infill composite for residential buildings
4. Appropriate technology for low cost housing
5. Design of structural concrete using strut and tie model
6. Optimal design of structures
7. Reliability based design of structures
8. Fibre reinforced concrete
9. Plastic analysis of pile shafts and orthotropic plates
10. Yield line analysis of slabs
11. Reinforcement corrosion
12. Non linear dynamic analysis of Tension leg platforms
13. Non linear dynamic analysis of compliant structures under seismic loads
14. Retrofitting techniques for heritage structures
15. Seismic proximity study of high rise structures
16. Polymer concrete
17. Finite element applications in structural analysis an Design
18. Wind effects on structures (Cyclone resistant structures)
19. Bamboo applications in soil/ground improvement

b) Hydraulic Engineering

1. Energy methods for the design of alluvial channels
2. System approach to water resources planning and management
3. Renewable energy utilization for River pollution management

c) Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

1. Shear strength of silty soil
2. Settlement and stress around pile foundations
3. Geo environmental studies
4. Bearing capacity of reinforced soil
5. Geo-synthetic applications
6. Pile foundations

d) Environmental Engineering

1. Air Pollution
2. Water and Waste Water Treatment
3. Environmental Impact Assessment
4. Solid Waste Management

e) Geoinformatics

1. Airborne and space borne remote sensing
2. Geo informatics
3. Geo-informatics in Environmental Management

f) Transportation Engineering                                                                                                                              

1. Analysis and Design of Rigid Pavement
2. Fuzzy System Modeling and Airways
3. Construction Project Management with special focus on Planning for Fast Track & Concurrent Engineering Projects  
4. Traffic Flow Modeling and Road Accidents Analysis