NameDr. Anindya Pain
Date of Birth18.04.1989;;
Present DesignationScientist
DivisionGeotechnical Engineering

Educational Attainments

Degree / DiplomaMain SubjectUniversity/Institution with DistinctionCountryYear of Passing
B.Tech.Civil EngineeringJalpaiguri Government Engineering CollegeIndia2010
M.Tech.EIDM (Enginnering of Infrastructure and Disaster Mitigation, Building)AcSIR, New DelhiIndia2012
PhDCivil EngineeringAcSIR, New DelhiIndiaThesis submitted in August, 2016; Degree awarded on 2nd March, 2017


a) Main Area of SpecializationCivil Engineering
b) Sub-area of SpecializationGeotechnical Engineering

Countries visited in connection with higher studies, research training, employment and other scientific assignments:

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Publications and Patents
  • Current Publications (2012 onwards):

International/National Journal papers:-

  1. V. S. Ramakrishna Annapareddy, A. Pain and Shantanu Sarkar, “Seismic Translational Failure Analysis of MSW Landfills Using Modified Pseudo-dynamic Approach”, International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, 2017, 17(10): 04017086-1_15 [DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0000990] (IF: 1.387/2016).
  2. A. Pain, D. Choudhury and S. K. Bhattacharyya, “Effect of Dynamic Soil Properties and Frequency Content of Harmonic Excitation on The Internal Stability of Reinforced Soil Retaining Structure”, Geotextiles and Geomembranes, Elsevier, 2017, 45(5), 471-486. [DOI: 10.1016/j.geotexmem.2017.07. 003] (IF: 2.870/2016).
  3. A. Pain, Q. Chen, S. Nimbalkar and Y T Zhou, “Evaluation of Seismic Passive Earth Pressure of Inclined Rigid Retaining Wall Considering Soil Arching Effect”, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Elsevier, 2017, 100, 286-295 (IF: 1.545/2016). [DOI: 10.1016/j.soildyn.2017.06.011]
  4. A. Pain, D. Choudhury and S. K. Bhattacharyya, “Seismic Rotational Stability of gravity retaining walls by modified pseudo-dynamic method”, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Elsevier, 2017, 94, 244-253. [DOI: 10.1016/j.soildyn.2017.01.016] (IF: 1.545/2016).
  5. A. Pain, D. Choudhury and S. K. Bhattacharyya, “Seismic passive earth resistance using modified pseudo-dynamic method”, Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration, Springer, 2017, 16(2), 263-274. [DOI: 10.1007/s11803-017-0381-1] (IF: 0.814/2015).
  6. A. Pain, D. Choudhury and S. K. Bhattacharyya, Closure to “Seismic Uplift Capacity of Horizontal Strip Anchors Using a Modified Pseudodynamic Approach” by Anindya Pain, Deepankar Choudhury and S. K. Bhattacharyya, International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, 2017, [available online with DOI:] (IF: 1.387/2015).
  7. A. Pain, D. Choudhury and S. K. Bhattacharyya, “Seismic rotational displacement of retaining walls: a pseudo-dynamic approach”, Innovative Infrastructure Solutions, Springer, 2016, 1(22). Available online from 20th July, 2016, DOI 10.1007/s41062-016-0023-x
  8. A. Pain, D. Choudhury and S. K. Bhattacharyya, “Seismic uplift capacity of horizontal strip anchors using a modified pseudo-dynamic approach”, International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, 2016, 16(1): 04015025  [DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0000471] (IF: 1.387/2015).
  9. A. Pain, D. Choudhury and S. K. Bhattacharyya, “Seismic stability of retaining wall-soil sliding interaction using modified pseudo-dynamic method”, Géotechnique letters (ICE), 2015, 5(1), 56-61 [(DOI): 10.1680/geolett.14.00116]. (IF: 1.612/2013).
  10. A. Pain, D. P. Kanungo S. Sarkar, “Rock Slope Stability Assessment using Finite Element based Modeling – Examples from the Indian Himalayas”, Geomechanics and Geoengineering: an international journal, (ISSN: 1748-6025) Taylor & Francis, United Kingdom, 2014, 9(3), 215-230(DOI:10.1080/17486025.2014.883465).
  11. Deepankar Choudhury, Amey Deepak Katdare and Anindya Pain, “New method to compute seismic active earth pressure on retaining wall considering seismic waves”, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering: an international journal, 2014, Vol. 32 (2), 391-402, Springer, Netherlands (DOI: 10.1007/s10706-013-9721-8).
  12. D. P. kanungo, A.Pain and S. Sharma, “Stability Assessment of a potential debris slide in Garhwal Himalayas, India”, Indian Landslides, 2013, Vol.6(2).
  13. D. P. Kanungo, S. Sharma and A.Pain, “Artificial Neural Network (ANN) and Regression Tree (CART) Application for Indirect Estimation of Unsaturated Soil Shear Strength Parameters”, Frontiers of Earth Science (Springer, IF:0.516/2013), 2014, Vol. 8(3), 439-456 (10.1007/s11707-014-0416-0).
  14. S.Rukhaiyar, M.Singh and A.Pain, “A study of Numerical Modelling of a Rock Slope Based on Modified Mohr-Coulomb Criterion”, Journal of Rock Mechanics and Tunniling Technology, 2013, Vol.19(2), 81-98.
  15. D. P. Kanungo, A. Pain and S. Sharma, “Finite Element Modeling Approach to Assess the Stability of Debris and Rock Slopes – A Case Study from the Indian Himalayas”, Natural Hazards (Springer, IF:1.958/2013), 2013 (DOI: 10.1007/s11069-013-0680-4), Vol.69(1), 1-24.
American Society of Civil Engineers, Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP):-
  1. A. Pain, D. Choudhury and S. K. Bhattacharyya, (2016). “Computation of the Rotational Displacements of Gravity Retaining Walls by the Pseudo-Dynamic Method.” ASCE GSP 257, 124-132. doi: 10.1061/9780784480007.015
  2. A. Pain, D. Choudhury and S. K. Bhattacharyya, (2016). “The seismic bearing capacity factor for surface strip footings.” ASCE GSP 269, 197-206. doi: 10.1061/9780784480120.021

International/National Conference papers:-

  1. A. Pain, D. Choudhury, S. K. Bhattacharyya and P. Kumar (2016). “Influence of vertical seismic acceleration on sliding stability of gravity retaining wall: a modified pseudo-dynamic approach.” In. proceeding of International Geotechnical Engineering Conference on Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering Practices and Related Urban Issues, Mumbai, India, (Submission number: 104).
  2. Deepankar Choudhury, B. G. Rajesh and A. Pain, “Recent advances in seismic design of earth and waterfront retaining structures.” Proceeding of 6th International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, August 3-5, 2016, New Delhi, India, (this is a SPL lecture delivered by the first author).
  3. A. Pain, Deepankar Choudhury and S. K. Bhattacharyya, “Computation of sliding displacements of gravity retaining walls by modified pseudo-dynamic method”, In. proceeding of 50th Indian Geotechnical Conference, College of Engineering, Pune, India, 2015, paper ID – 567.
  4. S. Sarkar, A. Pain, M. Samanta and D.P. Kanungo, “Hill slope stability based on Generalized Hoek-Brown Criterion – A Case Study from Sikkim Himalaya”, Int. Conf. on Engineering Geology in New Millennium, IIT Delhi, India, 2015, 1274-1281.
  5. G.Tiwari, N.K. Samadhiya and A.Pain, “Stress Strain distribution within geosynthetic reinforced slopes: a parametric study”,In. proceeding of Indian Geotechnical Conference 2013, Roorkee: India.
  6. P.Kakarla, S. Sharma, D. P. Kanungo, A.Pain and R. Anbalagan, “Artifical Neural Network approach based indirect estimation of shear strength parameters of soil”, In. proceeding of Indian Geotechnical Conference 2013, Roorkee: India.
  7. G.Tiwari, N.K. Samadhiya and A.Pain, “Study of effect of bolt anchorage parameters on rock slope stability by FEM”, In. proceeding of 4th Indian Rock Conference, 2013, 431-439, Solan:India.
  8. S.Rukhaiyar, N.K. Samadhiya and A.Pain, “Artificial Neural Networks as a basis for predicting polyaxial strength of intact rock”, In. proceeding of 4th Indian Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference, 2013, 29-32, Chennai: India.
  9. D. P. Kanungo, A. Pain, S. Sarkar, S. Sharma, S. K. Jain and Z. Ahmad, “Field investigation and finite element modelling of a progressive debris slide in the Indian Himalayas”, Proceedings of 4th International conference on Monitoring, Simulation, Prevention and Remediation of Dense and Debris Flows,1, 2012, 15-26, Dubrovnik: Croatia.
  • Publications previous to 2009: NIL
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Awards and Distinctions (including fellowships of the learned societies):.

Name of AwardAwarded byAwarded forYear
Innovative Student Projects Award (Doctoral Level) 2017Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE)PhD Thesis2017
IACMAG Excellent Paper Award 2017International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics Research Paper published in International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE2017
Any other:
Member of BIS committee – Section 2 Soils and Foundations CED 46:P5