Jitendrapal (Jit) S. Sharma

     Jitendrapal (Jit) S. Sharma  B.E., M.Sc., Ph.D.

    Adjunct Professor of Civil and Geological Engineering

    Biography

    Education and Experience

    B.Eng.(Mumbai), M.Tech. (IIT-Kanpur), Ph.D.(Cantab)

    Specialization: Geotechnical Modelling, Fundamental Soil Behaviour, Soil-Structure Interaction, Ground Improvement Methods, Soft Ground Tunnelling

    Publications

    Refereed Journal Publications
    • Hendry, M.T., Sharma, J.S., Martin, C.D. and Barbour, S. (2012). Effect of fibre content and structure on anisotropic elastic stiffness and shear strength of peat, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 49(4), 403-415.
    • Bharat, T.V. and Sharma, J.S. (2011). Prediction of compression and permeability characteristics of mine tailings using natural computation and large-strain consolidation framework, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication, 211(5), 3868-3877.
    • Bharat, T.V. and Sharma, J.S. (2010). Inverse modelling in geoenvironmental engineering using a novel particle swarm optimization algorithm, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6234, 448-455.
    • Bharat, T.V. and Sharma, J.S. (2010). Inverse Modeling in Geoenvironmental Engineering Using a Novel Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6234(DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-15461-4_43), 448-455. Available online at: http://www.springerlink.com/content/u222796t2314v022/
    • Singh, M.K., Fleming, I.R. and Sharma, J.S. (2010). Development of a practical method for the estimation of maximum lateral displacement in a large landfill, ASCE Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management, 14(1), 37-46.
    • Singh, M.K., Sharma, J.S. and Fleming, I.R. (2009). Shear strength testing of intact and recompacted samples of municipal solid waste, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 46(10), 1133-1145.
    • Singh, M.K., Sharma, J.S. and Fleming, I. (2009). A design chart for estimation of horizontal displacement in municipal landfills., Waste Management, 29(5), 1577-1587.
    • Kelln, C.G., Sharma, J.S. and Hughes, D. (2008). A finite element solution scheme for an elastic-viscoplastic soil model, Computers and Geotechnics, 35(4), 524-536. Available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compgeo.2007.10.003
    • Huang, B. and Sharma, J.S. (2008). A coupled-consolidation model for the formation of glaciated soils, Canadian geotechnical journal, 45(2), 226-237.
    • Soltanzadeh, H., Hawkes, C.D. and Sharma, J.S. (2007). Poroelastic Model for Production- and Injection-Induced Stresses in Reservoirs with Elastic Properties Different from the Surrounding Rock, ASCE Journal of Geomechanics, 7(5), 353-361.
    • Kelln, C., Sharma, J.S., Hughes, D. and Gallagher, G. (2007). Deformation behaviour of a soft estuarine deposit under a geotextile-reinforced embankment, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 44(5), 603-617.
    • Sharma, J.S., Fleming, I. and Jogi, M.B. (2007). Measurement of unsaturated soil-geomembrane interface shear-strength parameters., Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 44(1), 78-88.
    • Sharma, J.S. and Samarasekera, L. (2007). Effect of centrifuge radius on hydraulic conductivity measured in a falling-head test., Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 44(1), 96-102.
    • Fleming, I., Sharma, J.S. and Jogi, M.B. (2006). Shear strength of geomembrane-soil interface under unsaturated conditions., Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 24(5), 274-284.
    • Gareau, L., Molenkamp, F. and Sharma, J. (2006). An improved oedometer apparatus to measure lateral stress during testing, ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, 29(3), 200-206.
    Refereed Conference Proceedings
    • Bharat, T.V. and Sharma, J.S. (2010). Inverse modelling of contaminant transport through soil using natural computation, 63rd Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, September 12-16, 2010, (CD Rom).
    • Sharma, J.S. and Barbour, S. (2008). Post-graduate training for geotechnical engineers ? Is it time for a Professional Masters?, Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Edmonton, Ab, September 21-24, Paper No. 509.
    • Jansen, A., Sharma, J.S., Barbour, S. and Hendry, J. (2008). Effect of strong acid on some geotechnical properties of fine-grained soils, Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Edmonton, Ab, September 21-24, Paper No. 371.
    • Singh, M.K., Fleming, I. and Sharma, J.S. (2007). Estimating mechanical properties of municipal solid waste using stochastic modelling., Sardinia 2007 International Waste management and Landfill Symposium, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy, Oct 1-5, Paper No. 537, (CD Rom).
    • Sharma, J.S. (2006). An equation for hydraulic conductivity for a centrifuge-based falling-head test., Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, Vol. 1, Hong Kong, August 4-6, 293-298 (CD Rom).
    Non-refereed Conference Proceedings
    • Fleming, I., Fleming, M.A. and Sharma, J.S. (2011). Cyclic loading of waste for design of a wind turbine foundation on a landfill, 13th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, S. Margherita di Pula, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy, 3-7 October, Paper No. 611, (8 pages) (CD Rom).
    • Salewich, C., Sharma, J.S., Barbour, S.L., Antunes, J. and Kelly, A. (2007). Analysis of real-time monitoring data for a landslide on the Saskatchewan Highway network, Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, October 21-24, 2007, 762-769 (CD Rom).
    • Singh, M.K., Sharma, J. and Fleming, I. (2006). Estimation of Elastic Properties of Municipal Solid Waste Using Stochastic Modelling, 59th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Vancouver, Oct 1-4, (CD Rom).

    Research Grants

    2011-2012

    • Principal Investigator, Modelling cyclic response of soft clays using an elastic-viscoplastic constitutive model, DFAIT, GSEP Commonwealth Scholarship.
    • Principal Investigator, Soil-structure interaction of buildings founded on glaciolacustrine clays of high plasticity, NSERC, IPS Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Stability of large embankments founded on glaciated soils, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Stochastic modelling of mechanical behaviour of municipal solid waste, MITACS, Globalink.
    • Principal Investigator, Testing range of performance of in-place inclinometers, Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure, Industry Contract.
    • Co-Investigator, Automated marking of problem-solving assignments, U of S, TEL Grant.

    2010-2011

    • Principal Investigator, Consolidation characteristics of mature fine tailings using a bench-top centrifuge, Syncrude Canada Limited, Industry Contract.
    • Principal Investigator, Modelling cyclic response of soft clays using an elastic-viscoplastic constitutive model, DFAIT, GSEP Commonwealth Scholarship.
    • Principal Investigator, Stability of large embankments founded on glaciated soils, NSERC, Discovery Grant.

    2009-2010

    • Principal Investigator, Effect of surface tension of water on tensile strength of moist sands, U of S USTEP, Summer Student Stipend.
    • Principal Investigator, Natural computations for solution of inverse problems in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering, DFAIT, GSEP Commonwealth Scholarship.
    • Principal Investigator, Stability of large embankments founded on glaciated soils, NSERC, Discovery Grant.

    2008-2009

    • Principal Investigator, Stability of large embankments founded on glaciated soils, NSERC, Discovery Grant.

    2007-2008

    • Principal Investigator, Stability of large embankments founded on glaciated soils, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Vacuum Consolidation of Very Soft Clays, Govt. of Canada International Scholarship Program - GSEP, Scholarship Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Web-based Distant Learning Graduate Courses in Geotechnical Engineering, TEL Program, Province of Saskatchewan, Content Development Grant.
    • Co-Investigator, Effect of strong acid on geotechnical properties of clays, Syncrude Canada Ltd., Industry Contract.

    Teaching

    2011-2012

    • CE 328.3 - Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
    • CE 466.3 - Geotechnical Modelling
    • CE 495.6 - Capstone Design Project
    • CE 852.3 - Advanced Geotechnical Laboratory
    • CE 855.3 - Advanced Soil Mechanics
    • CE 856.3 - Advanced Earth Structures

    2010-2011

    • CE 328.3 - Intro Geotechnical Eng
    • CE 466.3 - Geotechnical Modeling
    • CE 495.6 - Capstone Design Project
    • CE 856.3 - Advanced Earth Structures

    2009-2010

    • CE 328.3 - Intro Geotechnical Eng
    • CE 466.3 - Geotechnical Modeling
    • CE 495.6 - Capstone Design Project
    • CE 852.3 - Geotechnical Laboratory

    2008-2009

    • CE 855.3 - Advanced Soil Mechanics

    2007-2008

    • CE 295.3 - Design Project
    • CE 328.3 - Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
    • CE 466.3 - Geotechnical Modelling
    • CE 852.3 - Geotechnical Laboratory
    • CE 855.3 - Soil Mechanics

    Research Projects

    2011-2012

    • Consolidation characteristics of mature fine tailings using a bench-top centrifuge
    • Early warning system for a retrogressive landslide on North Saskatchewan river
    • Effect of surface tension on tensile strength of moist sands
    • Elastic viscoplastic behaviour of soft soils
    • Extracting SWCC parameters and K-function from experimental data using gradient-free optimization algorithms
    • Mechanical behaviour of municipal solid waste (MSW)
    • Natural computations for solution of inverse problems in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering
    • Stability of large embankments founded on glaciated soils

    2010-2011

    • Consolidation characteristics of mature fine tailings using a bench-top centrifuge
    • Early warning system for a retrogressive landslide on North Saskatchewan river
    • Effect of surface tension on tensile strength of moist sands
    • Elastic viscoplastic behaviour of soft soils
    • Extracting SWCC parameters and K-function from experimental data using gradient-free optimization algorithms
    • Mechanical behaviour of municipal solid waste (MSW)
    • Natural computations for solution of inverse problems in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering
    • Stability of large embankments founded on glaciated soils

    2009-2010

    • Early warning system for a retrogressive landslide on North Saskatchewan river
    • Effect of surface tension on tensile strength of moist sands
    • Elastic viscoplastic behaviour of soft soils
    • Engineering geology of glaciated soils
    • Indirect extrusion for determination of plastic limit of soils
    • Mechanical behaviour of municipal solid waste (MSW)
    • Natural computations for solution of inverse problems in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering

    2008-2009

    • Early warning system for a retrogressive landslide on North Saskatchewan river
    • Effect of strong acid on geotechnical properties of clays
    • Elastic viscoplastic behaviour of soft soils
    • Engineering geology of glaciated soils
    • Indirect extrusion for determination of plastic limit of soils
    • Mechanical behaviour of municipal solid waste (MSW)

    2007-2008

    • Early warning system for a retrogressive landslide on North Saskatchewan river
    • Effect of strong acid on geotechnical properties of clays
    • Elastic viscoplastic behaviour of soft soils
    • Engineering geology of glaciated soils
    • Indirect extrusion for determination of plastic limit of soils
    • Mechanical behaviour of municipal solid waste (MSW)