Geomechanics and Geotechnics

Dinesh Shrestha, M.E.

Ludewig-Meyn-Straße 10, R.365
Phone: +49 431 880-2692
Telefax: +49 431 880-4376
dinesh.shrestha@ifg.uni-kiel.de

Research interests

  • Energy Geotechnics and Material designs
  • Soil improvement / stabilization 
  • Unsaturated soil mechanics
  • Geotechnical engineering and applications
  • Experimental study of Thermo-hydro- mechanical (THM) behaviour of geo-materials

Publications

  • Z. H. Rizvi, D. Shrestha, A. S. Sattari, F. Wuttke (2017), Numerical modelling of effective thermal conductivity for modified geomaterial using Lattice Element Method, Heat and Mass Transfer (accepted).
  • D. Shrestha, H. Hailemariam and F. Wuttke, 2016, Enhancement of soil thermal conductivity in dry condition. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Energy Geotechnics ICEGT 2016, 29 - 31 August 2016, Kiel, Germany.
  • H. Hailemariam, D. Shrestha and F. Wuttke, 2016, Steady state vs transient thermal conductivity of soils. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Energy Geotechnics ICEGT 2016, 29 - 31 August 2016, Kiel, Germany.
  • H. Hailemariam, D. Shrestha and F. Wuttke, 2016,  CTE analysis of saturated cement-based sensible heat storage materials. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Energy Geotechnics ICEGT 2016, 29 - 31 August 2016, Kiel, Germany.
  • H. Hailemariam, D. Shrestha and F. Wuttke, 2016, Analysis of cement-based thermal energy storages considering natural convection. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Energy Geotechnics ICEGT 2016, 29 - 31 August 2016, Kiel, Germany.
  • H. Hailemariam, D. Shrestha and F. Wuttke, 2016, Transient vs steady-state techniques for determining effective thermal properties of porous media. 8th International Conference on Porous Media & Annual Meeting, Session MS 3.5. Transient methods to identify effective parameters in porous media, 9 - 12 May 2016, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. 
  • Hailemariam, H., D. Shrestha, F. Wuttke, and N. Wagner, 2016, Thermal and dielectric behaviour of fine-grained soils, Environmental Geotechnics. (DOI: 10.1680/jenge.15.00042)
  • Hailemariam, H., D. Shrestha, K. Sembdner, F. Wuttke, and N. Wagner, "Effect of Hydro-mechanical changes on the relationship between thermal conductivity and Dielectric permittivity of soils", Second EAGE Workshop on Geomechanics and Energy, 13-15 October, 2015, Celle,Germany 
  • Hailemariam, H., D. Shrestha, F. Wuttke, and N. Wagner, 2015. Theoretical and experimental correlation between thermal conductivity and dielectric permittivity of soils, XV Pan American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Buenos Aires. (doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-603-3-785)
  • D. Shrestha, H. Hailemariam, F. Wuttke, Study of thermal conductivity design for thermal loaded geomaterials, International Symposium on Energy Geotechnics, Barcelona, June 2015.

Research Projects

  • BODENSTAB - Quick stabilisation of weak soils, Cooperation partner: Kutec AG Salt Technologies, IAB Weimar, Beyer Baustoffe, IBU Hutschenreuther, Meier Bodenstabilisierung GmbH, BMWi, 2016-2018.
  • VIETFILL - Sustainable Reconstruction and Repair of Dikes and Earth Structures in Vietnam, Cooperation partner: Vietnam Institute of Material, Joint Stock Company for Water and Environment Hung Thangh, TPH Bausysteme Gmbh, Universal Bau Gmbh, Cristoffers Gmbh, G quadrat GmbH, IAB Weimar, BMWi, 2013-2016. (completed)