Dr. Ranjan Pramanik

Assistant Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering & Earth Sciences

Research Interest:

  • Hydraulic Fracturing and Computational Geomechanics;
  • Reservoir Simulation;
  • Fluid-rock-fracture interactions;
  • Large deformation and failure modelling of Geomaterials;
  • Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH);
  • Extended Finite Element Method (XFEM);
  • Peridynamics (PD);

   

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Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy, Visakhapatnam
Earth Sciences, Room - 307

2nd Floor, AU Engg College Main Block,
Andhra University, Visakhapatnam,
Andhra Pradesh 530003


Email: ranjan.petro@iipe.ac.in

Telephone: 0891-285-6031

Teaching Interests

  • Geomechanics
  • Reservoir Simulation
  • Numerical Methods

Education

  • Ph.D. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, 2015
  • M.Sc. Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, 2007

Professional Experience

  • 2017-present, Assistant Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering, Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy, Visakhapatnam, AP, India.
  • 2015-2017, Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.

Member of Professional Bodies

  • Member: International Society of Rock Mechanics(ISRM)
  • Member: Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
  • Life member: Indian Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ISTAM)

Journal Publications

  • Nibedita Sinha, Debasis Deb, Khanindra Pathak, Ranjan Pramanik, 2018. Modified E30 Model for assessing soil erosion potential in a highly precipitated hilly watershed of North-East India, Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment (Elsevier), Volume 10, April 2018, Pages 173-182
  • Douillet-Grellier, T., Ranjan Pramanik, Kai Pan, Abdulaziz Albaiz, Bruce D. Jones, and John R. Williams, 2016. Development of stress boundary conditions in smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) for the modeling of solids deformation. Computational Particle Mechanics, doi:10.1007/s40571-016-0137-0
  • T. Douillet-Grellier, Bruce D Jones, Ranjan Pramanik, Kai Pan; Abdulaziz Albaiz; John R Williams, 2016. Mixed-mode fracture modeling with smoothed particle hydrodynamics. Computers and Geotechnics, Vol. 79, pp. 73-85.
  • Deb, D., Pramanik, R. and Das, K. C., 2015. A Generalized XFEM Procedure for Analysing Intersecting Joints in Rock Masses with Excavation. Engineering Computations (Emerald), Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 806 – 833. Pramanik, R. and Deb, D., 2014. SPH Procedures for Modelling Multiple Intersecting Discontinuities. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics (Wiley), Vol. 39, No.4, pp. 343-367.
  • Pramanik, R. and Deb, D., 2014. Implementation of Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics for Detonation of Explosive with Application to Rock Blasting. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (Springer), Vol. 48, No. 4, 1683-1698.
  • Deb, D. and Pramanik, R., 2013. Failure Process of Brittle Rock using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics. Journal of Engineering Mechanics (ASCE), Vol. 139, No. 11, pp. 1551-1565.
  • Pramanik, R. and Deb, D., 2013. Rock Failure Analysis using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics. Geosystem Engineering (Taylor & Francis), Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 92-99.

Conference Publications

  • Debasis Deb, Sudip Das and Ranjan Pramanik, 2019. A coupled SPH-PD numerical procedure for the analysis of fluid flow through deformable porous media, accepted in ISRM 14th International Congress of Rock Mechanics, Sept 13-18, Brazil, Paper No. 14318.
  • R. Pramanik, K. Pan, B. D. Jones, A. Albaiz, J. R. Williams, T. Douillet-Grellier and H. Pourpak, 2017. Numerical Simulation of Fracture Propagation in Layered Rock, 51th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium, San Francisco, California, USA. Paper ID No. ARMA-17-250
  • R. Pramanik, K. Pan, B. D. Jones, A. Albaiz, J. R. Williams, T. Douillet-Grellier, 2017. Hydraulic Fracture Propagation in Layered Rock, 12th SPHERIC International Workshop, At Ourense, Spain, pp. 449-456.
  • S. Raymond, B. Jones, R. Pramanik, K.Pan, T. Douillet-Grellier, J. Williams, 2017. On the efficacy of augmenting SPH simulations of mixed-mode failure with the Material Point Method, Advances of Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics in the Proceedings of the 2017 SPHERIC Beijing International Workshop, Peking University, Beijing, China, pp. 169-176
  • Pramanik, R., Douillet-Grellier, T., Pan, K., Jones, B. D., Albaiz, A., Williams, J. R., Du, J., Pourpak, H., Deb, D., 2016. An SPH Approach to the Simulation of Hydraulic Fracture Propagation in Naturally Fractured Rock Medium, Proceedings of 50th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium, Texas, USA. Paper ID No. ARMA-2016-582
  • D. Deb, R. Pramanik, T. Douillet-Grellier, Sudip Das, K. Pan, B. D. Jones, J. R. Williams, 2016. Rock Failure Process in Indirect Tension using SPH Method. Proceedings of 50th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium, Texas, USA. Paper ID No. ARMA-2016-585
  • Douillet-Grellier, T., Pramanik, R., Pan, K., Albaiz, A., Jones, B. D., Pourpak, H., & Williams, J. 2016. R., Mesh-Free Numerical Simulation of Pressure-Driven Fractures in Brittle Rocks. In SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference. Society of Petroleum Engineers. Paper ID No. SPE-179138-MS
  • Kai Pan, Ranjan Pramanik, Bruce D. Jones, Thomas Douillet-Grellier, Abdulaziz Albaiz and John R. Williams, 2016. Development of fluid-solid coupling for the study of hydraulic fracturing using SPH, Proceedings of the 11th International SPHERIC Workshop, Munich, Germany, June 13-16, 2016, paper ID: 969
  • R. Pramanik and D. Deb, 2015. Numerical simulation rock blasting phenomena in small scale using SPH, International Symposium on Rock Mechanics (ISRM Congress 2015), Montréal, Québec, Canada.
  • Deb, D. and Pramanik, R., 2015. SPH Modelling of Blast Induced Fracture Processes in Naturally Jointed Rock Medium. Proceedings of 11th International Symposium on Rock Fragmentation by Blasting (FRAGBLAST 11), Sydney, Australia.
  • R. Pramanik, D. Deb, 2014. Dynamic failure mechanism of rock mass using smoothed particle hydrodynamics. 4th Asia-Pacific Symposium on Engineering Blasting, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, pp. 75-79.
  • D. Deb, R. Pramanik, 2014. Numerical Simulation of Blast Induced Damage in Rock Medium. 8th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium (ARMS8), Japan, Paper ID No. 0099.
  • R. Pramanik and D. Deb, 2013. SPH approach to rock failure with embedded discontinuity. Proceedings of First International Conference on Rock Dynamics and Applications (RocDyn-1), Lausanne, Switzerland, pp. 185-191.
  • D. Deb and R. Pramanik, 2012. SPH Procedures for Failure Analysis of Circular Rock Disk under Distributed Arc Loading. Proceedings of 10th International Symposium on Rock Fragmentation by Blasting (FRAGBLAST 10), New Delhi, India, pp. 145-150.
  • Deb, D. and Pramanik, R., 2012. Rock Failure Analysis using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics. Proceedings of 7th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium (ARMS7), Seoul, South Korea, pp. 884-892.
  • Deb, D. and Pramanik, R., 2011. Failure Behaviour of Geomaterial using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics. Proceedings of the 45th U.S. Rock/Geomechanics Symposium, San Francisco, Paper ID No. ARMA 11- 496.
  • Pramanik, R. and Deb, D., 2011. Analysis of Brittle Fracture in Rock using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics, Proceedings of 3rd Indian Rock Conference by Indian Society of Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling Technology (ISRMTT), Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India, pp. 305-310.
  • Deb, D., Pramanik, R., Jha, A. K., 2009. Application of numerical modelling in rock fragmentation. Proceedings of National Workshop on Blasting, Explosive Technology and Safety in Mining & Infrastructure Development, The Indian Mining and Engineering Journal, pp. 19-28.