Geomechanics and Geotechnics

Dinesh Shrestha, M.Eng.

Scientific Staff Member

Ludewig-Meyn-Straße 10, R.365
Phone: +49 431 880-2692
Telefax: +49 431 880-4376

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Research interests

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


​​​​​​Journal articles

  1. Shrestha, D., Rizvi, Z.H., Wuttke, F., (2019), "Effective thermal conductivity of unsaturated granular geocomposite using Lattice Element Method" , Heat and Mass Transfer 55:6 1671–1683.
  2. Rizvi, Z.H., Shrestha, D.,  Sattari, A.S., Wuttke, F., (2018), "Numerical modelling of effective thermal conductivity for modified geomaterial using Lattice Element Method", Heat and Mass Transfer   54:2 483-499.
  3. Hailemariam, H., Shrestha, D., Wuttke, F., and Wagner, N., (2017) "Thermal and dielectric behaviour of fine-grained soils", Environmental Geotechnics  4 (2),  pp. 79-93.

Conference proceedings (peer-reviewed)

  1. Shrestha, D. and Wuttke, F. (2020), Predicting the effective thermal conductivity of geo-materials using artificial neural networks. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Energy Geotechnics (ICEGT2020), 10 - 13 April 2022, La Jolla, CA, USA.
  2. Shrestha, D., Rizvi, Z.H., Wuttke, F., (2018) "Effective thermal conductivity of modified geomaterials", UNSAT2018: The 7th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Honkong.
  3. Hailemariam, H., Shrestha, D.,  Wuttke, F., (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, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. 
  4. Hailemariam, H., Shrestha, D., Wuttke, F., and Wagner, N., (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, Argentina.
  5. Shrestha, D., Hailemariam, H., Wuttke, F., (2015), "Study of thermal conductivity design for thermal loaded geomaterials", International Symposium on Energy Geotechnics, Barcelona.
  6. Hailemariam, H., Shrestha, D., Sembdner, K., Wuttke, F., and Wagner, N., (2015) "Effect of Hydro-mechanical changes on the relationship between thermal conductivity and Dielectric permittivity of soils", Second EAGE Workshop on Geomechanics and Energy, pp. 110-114, Celle,Germany.

Book chapters

  1. Hailemariam, H., Shrestha, D., and Wuttke, F., (2016), "Steady state vs transient thermal conductivity of soils". Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Energy Geotechnics ICEGT 2016, pp. 389-396, Kiel, Germany.
  2. Shrestha, D., Hailemariam, H., and Wuttke, F., (2016), "Enhancement of soil thermal conductivity in dry condition". Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Energy Geotechnics ICEGT 2016, pp. 405-412, Kiel, Germany.
  3. Hailemariam, H., Shrestha, D., and  Wuttke, F., (2016),  "CTE analysis of saturated cement-based sensible heat storage materials". Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Energy Geotechnics ICEGT 2016, pp. 299-304, Kiel, Germany.
  4. Hailemariam, H., Shrestha, D., and Wuttke, F., (2016), "Analysis of cement-based thermal energy storages considering natural convection". Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Energy Geotechnics ICEGT 2016, pp. 277-284, Kiel, Germany.

Research Projects

  • Deichbauwerke - Development of an immediate waterproofing and water-side surface restoration for dyke structures, Cooperation Partners: IAB Weimer, Köster Bauchemie AG, Heinz Werner GmbH Aschara,  ZIM, 2019-2022.
  • 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)