PhD Research Student
Department of Engineering
University of Cambridge
Cambridge , Cambridgeshire CB2 1PZ
Krishna Kumar obtained his Bachelors in Civil Engineering at the Anna University, India in 2008. He was the University Gold Medallist in Civil Engineering (2004-2008 Graduating Class). He then graduated with Master of Science by Research degree in the area of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Madras in 2010.
He joint the Geotechnical Research Group at Cambridge University Engineering Department in October 2010 as a PhD student. He is supervised by Professor Kenichi Soga. He is affiliated to the King’s College, Cambridge. Krishna is funded by Cambridge International Scholarship.
Krishna’s research involves multi-scale modelling of soil fluidisation and debris flows. His research is a part of a joint project with Montpellier university, France. The research involves simulating the soil fluidisation problem in micro-and macro-mechanical perspective. Macro scale simulation will be performed using Material Point Method (MPM) and the Micro level modelling will be done using Discrete Element—Lattice Boltzmann Method (DE-LMB). Through this research a new Multi-scale methodology will be developed to study problems such as debris flows and soil fluidisation.
Departments and Institutes
- Department of Engineering:
- PhD Research Student