Dr Sowmya N J

Dr Sowmya N J

Professor

Department of Civil Engineering
Vivekananda College of Engineering & Technology
Nehru Nagar, Puttur (D.K.)-574203
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Tel: 08251-234555
Mobile No: 9448725762, 9148521762

Educational Qualification BE., M. Tech, Diploma (IT), PhD
Area of Specialization Geo Technical Engineering
Experience Teaching: 17 Years
Research: 7 Years
Area of Interest • Geotechnical Engineering, Concrete technology
• Environmental engineering and traffic engineering
Memberships 1. Life member of Indian Society for Technical Education(ISTE) No. LM-32288
2. Life Member of Indian Roads Congress (IRC) e- life membership no 100565
Publications

1. No of International journal papers published - 11

Title of paper Journal name & volume Year
Sowmya NJ, Ravishankar AU and Anjaneyalu MVLR “Modeling operating speed and speed differential on intermediate lane rural roads” International journal of earth sciences and engineering (IJEE)ISSN0974-5904,Vol. no. 5. Pp. 1408-1414 2012
Dhanalakshmi M, Sowmya N J Chandrashekar “A Comparative Study on Egg Shell Concrete with Partial Replacement of Cement by Fly Ash” International Journal for Research in Applied Science & Engineering Technology (IJRASET) Volume 3, Special Issue-I1, June 2015 IC Value: 13.98 ISSN: 2321-9653 pp 12-20 www.ijraset.com 2015
Chetan M K and Sowmya N J “Utilization of Copper Slag in Bituminous Concrete with a Stone Dust and Flyash as a Filler Material” International Journal for Research in Applied Science & Engineering Technology (IJRASET) Volume 3 Issue VI, June 2015 IC Value: 13.98 ISSN: 2321-9653 pp 425-431 2015
Dhanalakshmi M , Sowmya N J, Chandrashekar A “A Comparative Study on Egg Shell Concrete with Partial Replacement of Cement by Fly Ash” International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT) ISSN: 2278-0181 Vol. 4 Issue 05, May-2015.,pp1532-1538 www.ijert.org 2015
Vivek B. R and. Sowmya N. J. “Utilization of Fibre as a Strength Modifier in Stone Matrix Asphalt” International Journal for Research in Applied Science & Engineering Technology (IJRASET) Volume 3, Special Issue-I1, June 2015 IC Value: 13.98 ISSN: 2321-9653 pp 98-105 2015
Athira R Prasad and Sowmya N J “Bitumen Modification with Waste Plastic and Crumb Rubber” International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT) ISSN: 2278-0181 Vol. 4 Issue 05, May-2015 pp1586-1591 www.ijert.org 2015
MahadevHK, Ravikumar, SowmyaNJ and Chandrashekar A “An experimental Study on Flexural Behavior of RCC Beams by Partial Replacement of Pumice to Normal Coarse Aggregate” International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering (IJETAE), ISSN 2250-2459, ISO 9001:2008 Certified Journal, Vol 5, Issue5, June 2015 2015
Athira R Prasad and Sowmya N J “Bituminous Modification with Waste Plastic and Crumb Rubber” IOSR Journal of Mechanical and Civil Engineering (IOSR-JMCE) e-ISSN: 2278-1684,p-ISSN: 2320-334X, Volume 12, Issue 3 Ver. II (May - Jun. 2015), PP 108-115 2015
Ashwini.K.R and Sowmya N. J “Utilization of Waste Adhesives in Bituminous Concrete” International Journal for Research in Applied Science & Engineering Technology (IJRASET) Volume 4 Issue V, May 2016 IC Value: 13.98 ISSN: 2321-9653 www.ijraset.com 2016
Sachin.D, A. Mujeeb and Sowmya NJ “Effect of Coconut Coir Fibres on Black Cotton Soil Blended with Fly Ash” International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT) ISSN: 2278-0181 Vol. 5 Issue 10, October-2016 2016
Darshan CG, Chandrashekar A, and Sowmya N J “A Study on Controlled Low Strength Material (CLSM) Bricks” International Journal for Scientific Research and Development (IJSRD), ISSN 2321-0613, Vol 5, Issue 03, pp 379-383 2017

2. No of National journal papers published - 2

Title of Paper Journal Name & Volume Year
Sowmya NJ, Ravishankar AU and Anjaneyalu MVLR---“Consistency evaluation of horizontal curves on rural highways” Journal of Indian Roads Congress, IRC Journal Vol. 73,Part 4, Paper No 592 Pp No 91-99 2013
Sowmya NJ, Ravishankar AU and Anjaneyalu MVLR-- “Consistency evaluation of vertical curves on rural highways” Journal of Indian Roads Congress, IRC Journal Vol. 7,NO.2, July -Dec2014, Pp No 24-28 2014

3. Positions held in the University level

LIC Member and BOE member

4. No of papers presented in International conference - 6

Title of the Paper    
Sowmya NJ, Ravishankar AU and Lekha BM--------- “Accident Data Analysis Of Intermediate Lane Roads In Dakshina Kannada District Of Karnataka State India” International Engg Symposium (IES-2013) At Kumamoto University, Japan March 4-6, 2013
Manu AN and Sowmya NJ ----“Studies on Geotechnical Characteristics of Black Cotton Soil Stabilized with Stone Dust and Fiber” Tenth International Symposium on Lowland Technology, Managalore Sep 15-17, 2016
Akshatha BA, Darshan CG and Sowmya NJ ---------“A Study on Laterite Soil Stabilized with Waste Tyre” Proceedings of Tenth International Symposium on Lowland Technology, Managalore Sep 15-17, 2016
Abdul Mujeeb and Sowmya NJ ----“Effect of Natural Fibers in Black Cotton Soil” Proceedings of Tenth International Symposium on Lowland Technology, Managalore Sep 15-17, 2016
KeerthanaG, Nischith HegdeUG,HArsha Kumari, Chadrashekar and Sowmya NJ----- “Stabilization of Laterite Soil Using Plastic Waste” International Conference on Emerging Trends in Science and Engineering (ICETSE), ISSN 2278-9359, Vol 6, Issue 05, pp 245-249. May 11 & 12, 2017
Lokesh CS and Sowmya NJ ------“Stabilization of Laterite Soil Using Egg Shell Powder (ESP)” International Conference on Emerging Trends in Science and Engineering (ICETSE), ISSN 2278-9359, Vol 6, Issue 05, pp 147-151. May 11 & 12, 2017

5. No of papers presented in National conference - 3

Title of the Paper Conference Title Year
Sowmya NJ, and Ravishankar AU--- ‘Speed prediction models for two lane rural highways’ National Conference on “Recent Advances in Civil Engineering research “ at Karpagam University, Coimbatore, India on 26th Feb,2011. Page NO. 23-31. 2011
Sowmya NJ, Ravishankar AU and Anjaneyalu MVLR--- ‘Speed prediction models for horizontal curves on rural highways-A new measure ‘ National Conference on “Innovations in civil engineering(NCICF’11) “ at MPNMJ Engineering College, Chennimalai, Tamilnadu on 26th March,2011. Page NO. 370-375. 2011
SanjeevS, Sowmya NJ, Chandrashekar A, Gaurav E,Prasad Gowda C, Devendra and Avinash ----‘Suitability of eggshell stabilized late rite soil as sub grade material for road construction’ National Conference on “Development and opportunities in civil engineering, Applied Sciences and Mechanical Engineering 2012 “ at East West Institute of technology, Bangalore on 18 and 19th May 2012. Page NO. CE-2 2012

6. Research Work (Ph.D) Guidance

Topic Registered under VTU Candidate
1. A study on potential use of recycled construction and demolition waste materials in road application(as Co-guide) Feb 2016 Mrs.Shrilatha B
2. Consistency evaluation of rural roads of Chikkaballapur district May 2017 Mr.Mohan N

Other details

1. No of National conferences attended - 1

Conference Title Venue Year
National Conference on “Recent Advances in Civil Engineering research ” At Karpagam University, Coimbatore, India on 26th Feb,2011. 2011

2. No of National Workshops attended - 6

Workshop Title Venue Year
1. Two day workshop on “Ground improvement techniques” Sponsered by technical education quality improvement programme(TEQIP) NMAM IT,Nitte 27th and 28th of Feb.2009
2. Mission 10X VCET,Puttur 1st June to 5th June 2009
3. WIPRO Technologies “Mission 10X Advanced Workshop” VCET,Puttur 10-11th Sept,2009
4. Two day national seminar, live product demonstration and exhibition “Concrete panorama and deminar 2013” on “Innovative and decorative concrete” BMS college of Engineering, Bangalore. 28th and 29thJan 2013
5. Two day workshop on “Ground improvement and use of geosynthetics” NITK Surathkal, Mangalore. Sept.5-6, 2013
6. Workshop on “Intellectual property and Innovation Management in Knowledge Era”,organized by NRDC and KVGCE,Sullia KVGCE,Sullia. 12th Nov,2013

3. No of short term courses attended - 1

Title of the Short term course Venue Year
Faculty development program on “ Traffic Engineering and Management” supported by Govt. of Karnataka M.S.Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, 6th to 10th April 2010.

3. No of Workshops organized - 2

Workshop name Venue Year
Remote Sensing and GIS Application in Civil Engineering KVGCE, SULLIA 2015
Planning and scheduling using MSP software KVGCE, SULLIA 2015
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