Dr. Devesh P. Soni

Designation : Head & Professor
Experience : 23 Year 1 Month

Email Id : hod.civil@svitvasad.ac.in
Contact No :02692-274540

Specialization Areas:

Civil -Structural Engineering

Subject Taught (UG):

• Earthquake Engineering • Computer Applications in Structural Engineering • Structural Analysis • Introduction to Structural Design

Subject Taught (PG):

• Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis • Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics • Numerical Methods • Finite Element Method • Structural Optimization

Qualifications:

Qualification Specialization University Passing year Class
Ph. D. Earthquake Engineering Dharamsinh Desai University, Nadiad 2010 -
ME Structural Engineering Dharamsinh Desai Institute of Technology (DDIT), Nadiad (Gujarat University) 2000 First Class with distinction
BE Civil Engineering Government Engineering College, Modasa (North Gujarat University) 1995 First Class with distinction

My Experience

  • 18-05-2019 - Till Date
  • Head & Professor
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Technology, Vasad
  • 01-07-2017 - 17-05-2019
  • Principal (I/C)
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Technology, Vasad
  • 23-02-2015 - 30-06-2017
  • Head & Professor
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Technology, Vasad
  • 02-01-2012 - 22-02-2015
  • Head & Associate Professor
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Technology, Vasad
  • 01-06-2011 - 01-01-2012
  • Associate Professor
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Technology, Vasad
  • 01-09-2003 - 31-05-2011
  • Assistant Professor
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Technology, Vasad
  • 02-09-1997 - 31-08-2003
  • Lecturer
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Technology, Vasad
  • 02-09-1995 - 31-08-1996
  • Site Engineer
  • Patel Constructions

Research Project

Minor research project on ‘Assessment of response reduction factor considering soil-structure interaction for elevated RC frame water tank :

    • Principal Investigator: Dr. J. A. Amin
    • Co-Investigator: Dr. D.P. Soni
    • Duration: January 2016 to January 2018 
    • Amount: Rs. 1,05,000/-

Publication

International Journals :

    • D. H. Shah and D. P. Soni (2020). “Design of sliding mode control for structural vibration system with time-varying transmission delays”, International Journal of Dynamics and Control, (DOI: 10.1007/s40435-020-00697-w; ISSN: 2195 2698)
    • A. H. Sodha, D. P. Soni, S. A. Vasanwala (2020). “Evaluation of Linear Visco-elastic Model of Quintuple Friction Pendulum Isolator”, International Journal of Structural Engineering, 11 (1) (DOI 10.1504/IJSTRUCTE.2021.112090 pISSN: 1758-7328, eISSN: 1758-7336).
    • Rutvik Sheth, Jayesh Prajapati and Devesh Soni (2018). “Comparative study nonlinear static pushover analysis and displacement based adaptive pushover analysis method”, International Journal of Structural Engineering, 9(1), 81-90 (DOI 10.1504/IJSTRUCTE.2016.079288; pISSN: 1758-7328, eISSN: 1758-7336).
    • A. H. Sodha, D. P. Soni, M. K. Desai and S. Kumar (2017). “Behavior of Quintuple Friction Pendulum System under Near-Fault Earthquakes”, Journal of Earthquake and Tsunami, 11(5), 1-23. (DOI: 10.1142/ S1793431117500178; pISSN: 1793-4311, eISSN: 1793-7116)
    • M. A. Dhankot and D. P. Soni (2016). “Behaviour of Triple friction pendulum isolator under forward directivity and fling step effect”, KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering; 21(3), 872-881.  (DOI 10.1007/s12205-016-0690-3; pISSN: 1226-7988, eISSN: 1976-3808).
    • M. A. Dhankot and D. P. Soni (2016). “Seismic response of triple friction pendulum bearing under multi hazard level excitations”, International Journal of Structural Engineering, 7(4), 412-431 (DOI 10.1504/IJSTRUCTE.2016.079288; pISSN: 1758-7328, eISSN: 1758-7336).
    • D. P. Soni, B. B. Mistry, R. S. Jangid and V. R. Panchal (2011). “Seismic response of the double variable frequency pendulum isolator”, Structural Control and Health Monitoring, 18(4), 450-470. (DOI: 10.1002/stc.384, pISSN: 1545-2255, eISSN: 1545-2263).
    • D. P. Soni, B. B. Mistry and V. R. Panchal (2011). “Double variable frequency pendulum isolator for seismic isolation of liquid storage tanks”. Nuclear Engineering and Design, 241(3), 700-713. (DOI: 10.1016/ j.nucengdes.2011.01.012, ISSN: 0029-5493).
    • D. P. Soni, B. B. Mistry and V. R. Panchal (2012). “Seismic isolation of bridges with double variable frequency pendulum isolator”, Advances in Structural Engineering, 15(2), 185-203 (DOI: 10.1260/1369-4332.15.2.185, ISSN: 1369-4332).
    • V. R. Panchal, R. S. Jangid, D. P. Soni and B. B. Mistry (2010). “Response of the double variable frequency pendulum isolator under triaxial ground excitations”, Journal of Earthquake Engineering, 14(4), 527-558. (DOI: 10.1080/13632460903294390, ISSN: 1363-2469).
    • D. P. Soni, B. B. Mistry and V. R. Panchal (2010). “Behaviour of asymmetric building with double variable frequency pendulum isolator”, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 34(1), 61-84. (DOI: dx.doi.org/10.12989/sem.2010.34.1.061 ISSN: 1225-4568).
    • V. R. Panchal and D. P. Soni (2014). “Seismic behaviour of isolated fluid storage tanks: a-state-of-the-art review”, KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, 18(4), 1097-1104 (DOI 10.1007/s12205-014-0153-7; pISSN 1226-7988, eISSN 1976-3808). 
    • V. R. Panchal and D. P. Soni (2010). “Seismic performance of the VFPI under bidirectional near-fault ground motions”, Journal of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering, 11(4), 171-188. (International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Iran; ISSN: 1669-1735).

National Journal :

    • R. K. Sheth and D. P. Soni (2016), “Performance Evaluation of RC Moment Resisting Frames Designed by Direct Displacement Design Inlight of IS Code”, Journal of Structural Engineering, 42(6), 528-539 (Publisher: CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai ISSN: 0970-0137).
    • R. K. Sheth and D. P. Soni (2017), “Response Evaluation of Direct Displacement Based and Forced Based Design Method for RC Frames”, Journal of Structural Engineering, 43(5), 500-511. (Publisher: CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai ISSN: 0970-0137).
    • D. P. Soni and B. B. Mistry (2006). “Qualitative review of seismic response of vertically irregular building frames”, ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, 43(4), 121-132. (Publisher: Indian Society of Earthquake Technology, India; ISSN: 0972-0405)

International Conference :

    • D. P. Soni, B. B. Mistry and V. R. Panchal (2009). “Dynamic response of liquid storage tanks isolated by the DVFPI”, 3rd International Congress on Computational Mechanics and Simulation ICCMS-2009, Indian Institute of Technology -Bombay, Mumbai, India, December 1-5, 2009.
    • R. K. Sheth and D. P. Soni (2014). “Design of RC Moment Resisting Frames by Direct Displacement Design as per IS Code Guidelines”, 9th Structural Engineering Convention, IIT, Delhi, December 22-24, 2014, ISBN 978-93-84898-71-7.
    • M. T. Lakhani and D. P. Soni (2016). “Smart Base-isolation Fuzzy Control”, The Sixth International Congress on Computational Mechanics and Simulation (ICCMS 2016), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay (June 27-July 1, 2016).
    • F. V. Patel, D. P. Soni and N. H. Chauhan, (2016) “Seismic Behavior of LNG Tank Isolated by Double Variable Curvature Friction Pendulum System”, The Sixth International Congress on Computational Mechanics and Simulation (ICCMS 2016), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay (June 27-July 1, 2016).
    • V. M. Shah and D. P. Soni (2016). “Response of the double concave friction pendulum system under triaxial ground excitations”, 11th International Symposium on Plasticity and Impact Mechanics, Implast 2016, IIT, Delhi, December 11 - 14, 2016, ISSN: 1877-7058, Procedia Engineering, Elsevier Ltd., 173, 1870-1877.
    • M. T. Lakhani and D. P. Soni (2016). “Comparative Study of Smart Base-Isolation Using Fuzzy Control and Neural Network”, 11th International Symposium on Plasticity and Impact Mechanics, Implast 2016, IIT, Delhi, December 11 - 14, 2016, ISSN: 1877-7058, Procedia Engineering, Elsevier Ltd., 173, 1825-1832.
    • A. H. Sodha, S. A. Vasanwala, D. P. Soni (2019). “Seismic Response of Structure isolated with Quintuple Friction Pendulum Bearing under Directivity Focusing Earthquakes”, International Symposium of International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar; 03/2019.
    • I. H. Vadtala, D. P. Soni and D. G. Panchal (2013). “Semi-Active Control of a Benchmark Building using Neuro-Inverse Dynamics of MR Damper”, Chemical, Civil and Mechanical Engineering Tracks of 3rd Nirma University International Conference (NUiCONE 2012), 06-08 December, 2012, Procedia Engineering, Elsevier Ltd., 51, 45 – 54, 
    • D. P. Soni, B. B. Mistry and V. R. Panchal (2009). “Response of double variable frequency pendulum isolator under bilateral ground motions”, International Conference on Advances in Concrete Structural and Geo-technical Engineering, ACSGE-2009, BITS Pilani, India, October 25-27, 2009. 
    • V. R. Panchal and D. P. Soni (2009). “Seismic isolation of bridges using double variable frequency pendulum isolator”, International Conference on Advances in Concrete Structural and Geo-technical Engineering, ACSGE-2009, BITS Pilani, India, October 25-27, 2009.
    • D. P. Soni, B. B. Mistry and V. R. Panchal (2008). “Behaviour of double variable frequency pendulum isolator”, The Sixth Structural Engineering Convention 2008, SERC Chennai, India, December 18-20, 2008.
    • M. B. Shah, V. R. Panchal, D. P. Soni, K. N. Sheth (2011). “Tuned Mass Damper for VFPS-Isolated Building”, International Conference on Advances in Materials and Techniques for Infrastructure Development, National Institute of Technology, Calicut, (September 28-30, 2011).
    • M. B. Shah, V. R. Panchal, D. P. Soni, D. G. Panchal (2011). “The behaviour of base-isolated building with tuned mass damper”, International Conference on Advances in Materials and Techniques for Infrastructure Development, National Institute of Technology, Calicut, (September 28-30, 2011).
    • N. V. Patel, D. P. Soni, V. R. Panchal, K. N. Sheth (2011). “Base-isolation for mid-rise buildings”, International Conference on Advances in Materials and Techniques for Infrastructure Development, National Institute of Technology, Calicut, (September 28-30, 2011).
    • N. H. Chauhan and D. P. Soni (2011). “Dynamic response of the structure-equipment system isolated by the VCFPS”, International Conference on Advances in Materials and Techniques for Infrastructure Development, National Institute of Technology, Calicut, (September 28-30, 2011).
    • A. H. Sodha, D. P. Soni, S. A. Vasanwala, M. K. Desai and S. Kumar (2018). “The Optimization of Multi-Stage Friction Pendulum System Under Different Hazard Levels of Earthquake”, Second International Conference on Advances in Concrete, Structural, and Geotechnical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani; February 26-28, 2018.
    • H. G. Jograna and D. P. Soni (2020). “Comparative study of Semi-active Damper System for Liquid Storage Tanks”, 2nd International Conference on Research and Innovations in Science, Engineering and Technology (ICRESET-2020), Birla Vishwakarma Mahavidhyalaya, BVM, V. V. Nagar.
    • M. S. Prajapati and D. P. Soni (2020). “Effect of Bi-directional Interaction on Seismic Response of TFP Isolated Structure”, 2nd International Conference on Research and Innovations in Science, Engineering and Technology (ICRESET-2020), Birla Vishwakarma Mahavidhyalaya, BVM, V. V. Nagar.

National Conference :

    • A. H. Sodha, S. A. Vasanwala, D. P. Soni, S. Kumar (2019). “A comparative study of Seismic Response of Structure isolated with Triple Friction Pendulum Bearing and Single Friction Pendulum Bearing under Different Hazard Level of Earthquake”, National Conference on Advances in Structural Technologies (CoAST-2019), National Institute of Technology Silchar; 02/2019.
    • Y. H. Rathod, V. R. Panchal and D. P. Soni (2018). “Seismic Response of Segmental Building using Resilient Friction Base Isolator”, National Conference on Advanced Computing Applications in Civil Engineering (ACACE-2018), April 20-21, 2018, 53-60, Osmania University, Hydrabad.
    • S. S. Patel, V. R. Panchal, D. P. Soni and N. H. Chauhan (2018).  “Double Polynomial Friction Pendulum System for Seismic Isolation of Three Span Continuous Deck Bridge”, National Conference on Advanced Computing Applications in Civil Engineering (ACACE-2018), April 20-21, 2018, 61-67, Osmania University, Hydrabad.
    • A. K. Jiruwala, V. R. Panchal and D. P. Soni (2018). “Seismic Response of Liquid Storage Tank Isolated with Double Polynomial Friction Pendulum Isolator” National Conference on Advanced Computing Applications in Civil Engineering (ACACE-2018), April 20-21, 2018, 53-60, Osmania University, Hydrabad.
    • M. M. Joshi, V. R. Panchal and D. P. Soni (2018). “Aseismic Design of Building-Equipment System using Conical Friction Pendulum Isolator”, National Conference on Advanced Computing Applications in Civil Engineering (ACACE-2018), April 20-21, 2018, 26-32, Osmania University, Hydrabad.
    • D. P. Soni, D. G. Panchal and K. N. Sheth (2006). “Computer aided analysis of floor frames having curved members”, National Conference on High-Rise Buildings: Materials and Practices New Delhi, India, October 30-31, 2006.
    • N. H. Chauhan, D. P. Soni, V. R. Panchal and K. N. Sheth (2009). “Response of the polynomial friction pendulum isolator under near-fault ground motions”, National Conference on Current Trends in Technology, NUCON-2009, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, November 25-27, 2009.
    • J. V. Khatri, V. R. Panchal, D. P. Soni and D. G. Panchal (2009). “Dynamic behavior of building with variable friction pendulum system”, National Conference on Current Trends in Technology, NUCON-2009, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, November 25-27, 2009.
    • N. H. Chauhan, D. P. Soni, V. R. Panchal and D. G. Panchal (2009). “Seismic response evaluation of multi-story building isolated by variable curvature friction pendulum System”, National Conference on Current Trends in Technology, NUCON-2009, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, November 25-27, 2009.

Grant Received

    • Rs 4.20 lac from AICTE for establishment of ED Cell

Membership of Professional Bodies



  • Life Member ISTE