Muthoot Institute of Technology and Science
Varikoli P.O, Puthencruz- 682308

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STAFF PROJECTS

Construction of low cost houses for flood-affected people of Kerala

Most of the regions in the state of Kerala are seriously affected by the recent flood that occurred during the month of August 2018. A number of houses in the flood-affected areas are found significantly damaged or destroyed beyond repair. The flood affected the livelihoods of a lot of people, especially those belongs to the low-income group. A team from Department of Civil Engineering, MITS, Varikoli comprising of Dr. Babu Kurian, Dhileep M and Sandeep M. S. volunteered to undertake the planning, design and execution of low-cost houses for the benefit of the people who were homeless due to flood. A proposal was submitted for the funding of one house with a project duration of 90 days. An amount of Five Lakh rupees was sanctioned from the Muthoot Aashiyana Scheme of the Muthoot M. George Foundation for the execution of the same.

The construction of the prototype was started on 10-12-2018 at Eloor in Ernakulam District. The proposed house had a built-up area of 500 square feet. The house consists of two bedrooms, Kitchen, Living/Dining Room, Sit out and a Toilet cum Bathroom. Necessary precautions are taken to avoid settlement of the building by providing a rigid strip foundation. As a measure of mitigation against waterlogging and erosion during the rainy season, the ground floor level is raised to 75cm from the ground level. The structure is designed as load bearing for two storeys with an RCC slab. The possibility for future expansion is thus provided. The project work was managed and executed by the team from the Department of Civil Engineering, MITS, Varikoli and successfully completed in 59 days.

As an appreciation of the successful completion of the house in 59 days, six more houses were allotted in Kumarakom and Alangadu area to the Civil Engineering Department of MITS and the foundation stone of the proposed houses are laid on 6th and 7th March 2019. We are expecting to complete the construction in the stipulated time.

Slope Stability Analysis of Lateritic Deposits under Different Rainfall Intensities

Research Proposal on topic “Slope Stability Analysis of Lateritic Deposits under Different Rainfall Intensities”, for grant under Engineering and Technology Programmes (ETP) by Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment is submitted. The study was based on the failure of the vertical cut occurred at the MITS campus premises. Cause of the failure may be prima facie attributed to the infiltration of water due to sustained heavy rain. From the study of the relation between rainfall intensity and saturation of lateritic soil, the strength and stability of the vertical cut can be predicted. It is decided to make a small-scale physical slope model called the Soil–Water Interaction Modelling System (SWIMS) in the laboratory to investigate the interrelations between slope stability and rainfall infiltration under laboratory conditions. The information from the laboratory study will be utilized for numerical modelling and different parametric studies that can be conducted by using SLOPE/W and proposed SEEP/W software. Stability analysis and the effect of rainfall pattern on unsaturated slopes and vertical cuts are very important and related research work is very rare. Lateritic deposits are complex in behaviour and are less investigated. Therefore a probabilistic assessment of unsaturated lateritic soil stability under different rainfall intensities and duration will be explored in the study.

STUDENT PROJECTS

2015-2019 Batch

Sl. No.Area of the ProjectName of the Project
1.Structural EngineeringDesign of an allignhment and modification of the existing bridge at Vattakuzhi, Puthencruz
2.Failure study and design alternative for Thammanimattom-Ramamangalam suspension bridge 
3.Aspects of modelling in the seismic analysis of pipelines in nuclear power plants 
4.Development  of strut efficiency factor models for deep beams with and without fibres 
5.Reactive powder concrete 
6.Geotechnical EngineeringEfficacy of water hayacinth as a novel ground improvement solution
7.Mitigation of sulphate heave on clay stabilsed with pozzolonic compounds 
8.Slope Stability analysis on lateritic vertical cut at MITS campus premises 
9.Transportation EngineeringFeasibility study of a multi level car parking system in Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium
10.Mode choice modelling of Edapally city 
11.Flood detection for road infrastructure planning in Aluva using GIS 
12.Water Resources EngineeringSustainable water resource management and comparing crop water requirement using Penman Monteith method and Balaney criddle  method
13.Comparative study on scour depth analysis around circular and cylindrical bridge piers on different soils 
14.Modelling of water distribution network using GIS and EPANET for Muvattupuzha municipality 
15.Environmental EngineeringColumn study analysis using vetiver root at nanoscale
16.Geo-environmental EngineeringEnvironmental remediation of oil contaminated soil

2014-2018 Batch

Sl. No.Area of the ProjectName of the Project
1.Structural EngineeringExperimental Investigation on the flexural Properties of Engineering Cementitious Composites
2.Seismic Analysis of Steam Pipelines used in Nuclear Power Plants 
3.Dynamic Analysis of RCC Slabs strengthened using CFRP 
4.Effectiveness of using Recycled coarse aggregates in concrete considering residual mortar content 
5.Performance Evaluation of Pervious Concrete using Supplementary Cementitious Materials 
6.Geotechnical EngineeringA study on the Effectiveness of Jarofix as a Stabilizer over the Clay Deposits of Kerala
7.Footings on Geosynthetic Reinforced Granular pads overlaying weak local soil 
8.Transportation EngineeringIdentification of Blackspots and Accident Prediction Modelling in Cochin City
9.Traffic Signal Warranting and Designing for Karingachira Junction 
10.Water Resources EngineeringA comparative study on Infiltration Models of different soils at Selected Sites in Varikoli Panchayath
11.Assessment of drought vulnerability of Ernakulam District using SPI Index and GIS tools 
12.Flood Hazard Vulnerability Mapping using GIS and Remote Sensing 
13.Environmental EngineeringCatalytic peroxide oxidation for detoxification of organic wastes.
14.Production of Innovative Energy Efficient Bricks using Industrial Debris 
15.Modified Fenton’s Oxidation Process followed by Microfiltration of Congo Red Dye from Water 

2013-2017 Batch

Sl. No.Area of the ProjectName of the Project
1.Structural EngineeringAnalytical and Durability Studies of Concrete modified with Bagasse Ash
2.Parametric Study on failure of FRP strengthened beams due to debonding 
3.Experimental Investigation on strength improvement of Rubcrete 
4.Analysis and Design of Proposed Convention Centre in Muvattupuzha 
5.Numerical study on effect of blast loading on RCC Columns 
6.Partial replacement of fine aggregates in SDBC mix with China Clay waste 
7.Geotechnical EngineeringCombined effect of stabilization and geosynthetic reinforcement on soft soil
8.Experimental study on Bentonite – Quarry Flour mixture as landfill liner 
9.Transportation EngineeringEfficacy of Geosynthetics in subgrade stabilization – A comparative study in Laterite Soil
10.Safety Analysis and Design of Pedestrian walkway at Vyttila Junction 
11.Water Resources EngineeringFlow net construction and analysis using FEM
12.Surface runoff modeling using GIS and Remote Sensing 
13.Development of Unit hydrograph using Arc GIS 
14.Environmental EngineeringAdsorption of heavy metals from wastewater using Alumina/Iron oxide nanocomposites
15.Role of Iron concentration on hydrogen production from wastewater 

STAFF PUBLICATIONS

  • Mary Lissy P. N., Carolin Peter, Kavya Mohan, Sneha George and Shone Greens, “Energy Efficient Production of Clay bricks using Industrial debris”, Elsevier, Heliyon Journal, 8th November 2018, DOI:10.1016/j.heliyon.2018.e00891.
  • Mary Lissy P. N., Carolin Peter, Kavya Mohan, Sneha George and Shone Greens, “Production of Innovative energy-efficient bricks using Industrial debris” presented in the National Conference on Emerging Technologies NACET 2K18 held on 17th March 2018 organised by MES college of engineering.
  • Eliyas Babu, Merin Abraham, Nikitha Boban, Shifana M. S., Basil Mathai, “Footings on Geosynthetic Reinforced Granular Pads overlaying Weak Local Soil”, IJCRT, March 2018.
  • Agnus Baby, Aswathy M, Basil Paul Raju K, Drisya E, Midhun Elizabeth Varghese, Effect of Thickness of FRP Layer on Debonding in CFRP strengthened Beams in the International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 6, Issue 4, April 2017.
  • Dyna James, Muhammed Arshad V A, Sana Salim, Shaikh Shifa Fakruddin, Midhun Elizabeth Varghese on Dynamic Analysis of RCC Slabs Strengthened Using CFRP in the International Journal of Creative Research and Thoughts, Vol. 6, Issue 1, March 2018.
  • Achsa Geevarghese P, G Arjun Sankar, Noufal Firose, Renjith S, Basil Mathai, “Combined Effect of Cement and Geotextile in Cochin Marine Clay”, IJIRSET, March 2017.
  • Beenu Cherian, D Praveen Das, M. Devadathan, Liya John and Ginu S Malakeel , A study on Impact of Urbanisation on Surface Runoff in Muvattupuzha Municipality, International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol.6, Issue 4, April 2017.
  • Mohammed Fayaz, Mrithula S. P., Sherin P. Yoyak, Sarah Jaison and Serin Sara Roy,“Black spot identification using severity index method”, International Journal of Current Engineering &Scientific research Vol V Issue 3,2018.
  • Sajeev Philip, Reshma Raveendran, Rahsina M. A., Greeshma K. R. and Serin Sar Roy, Safety Analysis and Performance Evaluation of Pedestrians at Vytilla Junction, Kochi, Kerala International Journal of Research In Engineering & Technology, May 2017.
  • Agnus Baby, Aswathy M, Basil Paul Raju K, Drisya E, Midhun Elizabeth Varghese on Effect of Thickness of FRP Layer on Debonding in CFRP strengthened Beams in the International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 6, Issue 4, April 2017.

STUDENT PUBLICATIONS

  • Mary Lissy P. N., Carolin Peter, Kavya Mohan, Sneha George and Shone Greens, “Energy Efficient Production of Clay bricks using Industrial debris”, Elsevier,Heliyon Journal, 8th November 2018, DOI:10.1016/j.heliyon.2018.e00891.
  • Mary Lissy P. N., Carolin Peter, Kavya Mohan, Sneha George and Shone Greens, “Production of Innovative energy-efficient bricks using Industrial debris” presented in the National Conference on Emerging Technologies NACET 2K18 held on 17th March 2018 organised by MES college of engineering.
  • Eliyas Babu, Merin Abraham, Nikitha Boban, Shifana M. S., Basil Mathai, “Fotings on Geosynthetic Reinforced Granular Pads overlaying Weak Local Soil”, IJCRT, March 2018.
  • Agnus Baby, Aswathy M, Basil Paul Raju K, Drisya E, Midhun Elizabeth Varghese,Effect of Thickness of FRP Layer on Debonding in CFRP strengthened Beams in the International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 6, Issue 4, April 2017.
  • Dyna James, Muhammed Arshad V A, Sana Salim, Shaikh Shifa Fakruddin, Midhun Elizabeth Varghese on Dynamic Analysis of RCC Slabs Strengthened Using CFRP in the International Journal of Creative Research and Thoughts, Vol. 6, Issue 1, March 2018.
  • Achsa Geevarghese P, G Arjun Sankar, Noufal Firose, Renjith S, Basil Mathai, “Combined Effect of Cement and Geotextile in Cochin Marine Clay”, IJIRSET, March 2017.
  • Beenu Cherian, D Praveen Das, M. Devadathan, Liya John and Ginu S Malakeel , A study on Impact of Urbanisation on Surface Runoff in Muvattupuzha Municipality, International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol.6, Issue 4, April 2017.
  • Mohammed Fayaz, Mrithula S. P., Sherin P. Yoyak, Sarah Jaison and Serin Sara Roy,“Black spot identification using severity index method”, International Journal of Current Engineering &Scientific research Vol V Issue 3,2018.
  • Sajeev Philip, Reshma Raveendran, Rahsina M. A., Greeshma K. R. and Serin Sar Roy, Safety Analysis and Performance Evaluation of Pedestrians at Vytilla Junction, Kochi, Kerala International Journal of Research In Engineering & Technology, May 2017.
  • Agnus Baby, Aswathy M, Basil Paul Raju K, Drisya E, Midhun Elizabeth Varghese on Effect of Thickness of FRP Layer on Debonding in CFRP strengthened Beams in the International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 6, Issue 4, April 2017.

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