Faculty of Science and Technology

Khandelwal, Manoj (Dr) - Research

Consulting and other activities

  1. Application of neural network for study on effect of blast design parameters on blast induced ground vibration funded by Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Govt. of India (2003-2007).
  2. Project entitled "Application of neural network for the prediction of blast induced ground vibration" was sponsored by Dept of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Govt. of Australia, 2008-09.
  3. Scientific Blast Vibration study of Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation, Govt of Guajarat, 2013.
  4. Stability Evaluation of Highwall of Green Marble Mine, Rikhabdeo, 2014.
  5. Scientific Blast Vibration Study and Suggesting Controlled Blasting Techniques to Iron Ore Mines of M/s Jindal Saw Pvt Ltd, Bhilwara, 2014.

Publications/conferences

  1. Manoj Khandelwal & M. Saadat, 2015, A Dimensional Analysis Approach to Study the Blast Induced Ground Vibration, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engg, Springer Publications, 48, 727-735. [Impact Factor: 1.564]
  2. M. Saadat, Manoj Khandelwal & M. Monjezi, 2014, An ANN-based approach to predict blast-induced ground vibration of Gol-E-Gohar iron ore mine, Iran, Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 6(1), 67-76.
  3. M. Monjezi, H.A. Mohamadi, B. Barati & Manoj Khandelwal, 2014,Application of Soft Computing in Predicting Rock Fragmentation to Reduce Environmental Blasting Side Effects, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Springer Publications, 7(2), 505-511 [Impact Factor: 1.152] .
  4. M. Monjezi, S.M.H. Rizi, V.J. Majd & Manoj Khandelwal , 2014, Artificial Neural Network As A Tool For Backbreak Prediction,Geotechnical and Geological Engg, Springer Publications, 32(1), 21-30.
  5. A.P. Singh, P.K. Gupta & Manoj Khandelwal , 2013, Prediction of sea water intrusion for mining activity in close precincts of sea shore, Springer plus,Springer Publications, 2(1), 1-10.
  6. Manoj Khandelwal & T.N. Singh, 2013, Application of an Expert System to Predict Maximum Explosive Charge Used Per Delay in Surface Mining, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engg, Springer Publications 46, 1551-1558 [Impact Factor: 1.564] .
  7. A. Sayadi, M. Monjezi, N. Talebi & Manoj Khandelwal , 2013, A Comparative Study on the Application of Various Artificial Neural Networks for Simultaneous Prediction of Rock Fragmentation and Backbreak, Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 5(4), 318-324.
  8. M. Monjezi, Z. Ahmadi, A.Y. Varjani & Manoj Khandelwal , 2013, Backbreak Prediction in the Chadormalu Iron Mine Using Artificial Neural Network, NeuralComputing & Applications, Springer Publications, 23(3-4), 1101-1107 [Impact Factor: 1.763] .
  9. M. Monjezi, A. Mehrdanesh, A. Malek & Manoj Khandelwal , 2013,Evaluation of Effect of Blast Design Parameters on Flyrock using Artificial Neural Networks, NeuralComputing & Applications, Springer Publications, 23(2), 349-356 [Impact Factor: 1. 168] .
  10. Manoj Khandelwal & P.G. Ranjith, 2013, Behaviour of Brittle Material in Multiple Loading Rates Under Uniaxial Compression, Geotechnical and Geological Engg,Springer Publications, 31(4), 1305-1315.
  11. Manoj Khandelwal , 2013, Correlating P-Wave Velocity with the Physico-mechanical Properties of Different Rocks, Pure and Applied Geophysics,Springer Publications, 170(4), 507-514 [Impact Factor: 1.854] .
  12. M. Monjezi, M. Hasanipanah & Manoj Khandelwal , 2013, Evaluation and prediction of blast-induced Ground Vibration at Shur River Dam, Iran, by Artificial Neural Network , Neural Computing & Applications, Springer Publications, 22(7-8), 1637-1643 [Impact Factor: 1. 168] .
  13. Manoj Khandelwal, P.G. Ranjith, Zhu Pan & J.G. Sanjayan, 2013, Effect of Strain Rate on Strength Properties of Low-Calcium Fly-Ash-Based Geopolymer Mortar under Dry Condition, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Springer Publications 6(7),  2383-2389 [Impact Factor: 1.152] .
  14. Manoj Khandelwal & M. Monjezi, 2013, Prediction of Flyrock in Open Pit Blasting Operations Using Machine Learning Method, Int J of Mining Science & Technology, Elsevier Publications, 23(3), 313-316.
  15. Manoj Khandelwal & M. Monjezi, 2013, Prediction of Backbreak in Open-Pit Blasting Operations Using the Machine Learning Method, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engg, Springer Publications, 46, 389-396 [Impact Factor: 1.564] .
  16. Manoj Khandelwal , 2012, Prediction of Safe Charge to Protect Surrounding Structures using Support Vector Machine, Geotechnical and Geological Engg,Springer Publications, 30(4), 859-867.
  17. Manoj Khandelwal , 2012, Application of an Expert System for the Assessment of Blast Vibration, Geotechnical and Geological Engg,Springer Publications, 30(1), 205-217.
  18. R. Rai, Manoj Khandelwal & A. Jaiswal, 2012, Application of Geogrids in Waste Dump Stability: A Numerical Modeling Approach, Environmental Earth Sciences, Springer Publications, 66(5), 1459-1465 [Impact Factor: 1.572] .
  19. P.G. Ranjith & Manoj Khandelwal , 2012, Artificial Neural Network for Prediction of Air Flow in A Single Rock Joint, Neural Computing and Applications, Springer Publications, 21(6), 1413-1422 [Impact Factor: 1.763] .
  20. Manoj Khandelwal , 2012, Application of an Expert System to Predict Thermal Conductivity of Rocks, Neural Computing and Applications, Springer Publications, 21(6), 1341-1347 [Impact Factor: 1.763] .
  21. A. Bhatnagar & Manoj Khandelwal , 2012, An Intelligent Approach to Evaluate Drilling Performance, Neural Computing and Applications, Springer Publications, 21(4), 763-770 [Impact Factor: 1.763] .
  22. M. Monjezi, Z. Ahmadi &  Manoj Khandelwal , 2012, Application of Neural Networks For the Prediction of Rock Fragmentation in Chadormalu Iron Mine, Archives of Mining Sciences , Polish Academy of Sciences, 57(3), 787-798 [Impact Factor: 0.608] .
  23. A. Paul, A.P. Singh, John L.P., A.K. Singh& Manoj Khandelwal , 2011, Validation of RMR-based Support Design using Roof Bolts by Numerical Modeling for Underground Coal Mine of Monnet Ispat, Raigarh, India – A Case Study, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Springer Publications, 5(6), 1435-1448 [Impact Factor: 1.152] .
  24. Manoj Khandelwal , 2011, Prediction of Thermal Conductivity of Rocks by Soft Computing, Int J of Earth Sciences,Springer Publications, 100 (6), 1383-1389 [Impact Factor: 2.084] .
  25. M. Monjezi, S.M. Hesami & Manoj Khandelwal , 2011, Superiority of neural networks for pillar stress prediction in bord and pillar method, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Springer Publications, 4(5-6), 845-853 [Impact Factor: 1.152] .
  26. Manoj Khandelwal ,2011, Blast-Induced Ground Vibration Prediction Using Support Vector Machine, Engineering With Computers, Springer Publications, 27 (3), 193-200 [Impact Factor: 1.088] .
  27. A. Bhatnagar, Manoj Khandelwal & K.U.M. Rao, 2011, Laboratory Investigations for the Role of Flushing Media in Diamond Drilling of Marble, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engg, Springer Publications, 44 (3), 349-356 [Impact Factor: 1.564] .
  28. Manoj Khandelwal & T.N. Singh, 2011, Predicting elastic properties of schistose rocks from unconfined strength using intelligent approach, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Springer Publications, 4 (3-4), 435-442 [Impact Factor: 1.152] .
  29. Manoj Khandelwal & P.K. Kankar, 2011, Prediction of blast-induced air overpressure using support vector machine, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Springer Publications 4 (3-4), 427-433 [Impact Factor: 1.152] .
  30. Manoj Khandelwal , D. Lalit Kumar & Y. Mohan, 2011, Application of Soft Computing to Predict Blast-Induced Ground Vibration, Engineering With Computers, Springer Publications, 27 (2), 117-125 [Impact Factor: 1.088] .
  31. P.K. Sharma, Manoj Khandelwal &T.N. Singh, 2011, A Correlation between Schmidt Hammer Rebound Numbers with Impact Strength Index, Slake Durability Index and P-Wave Velocity, Int J of Earth Sciences,Springer Publications, 100 (1), 189 – 195 [Impact Factor: 2.084] .
  32. B. Scott, P. G. Ranjtih, S. K. Choi & Manoj Khandelwal , 2010, A review on existing opencast coal mining methods within Australia, Journal of Mining Science, Springer Publications, 46 (3), 280 – 297 [Impact Factor: 0.404] .
  33. Manoj Khandelwal & T.N. Singh, 2010, Artificial Neural Networks as a Valuable Tool for Well Log Interpretation, Petroleum Science and Technology, Taylor and Francis Publications, 28 (14), 1381-1393 [Impact Factor: 0.330] .
  34. A. Bhatnagar, Manoj Khandelwal & K.U.M. Rao, 2010, Enhancing Diamond Drilling Performance by the Addition of Non-Ionic Polymer to the Flushing Media, Mining Science & Technology, Elsevier Publications, 20 (3), 400-405.
  35. Manoj Khandelwal & P.G. Ranjith, 2010, Correlating Index Properties of Rocks with P-wave Measurements, Journal of Applied Geophysics, Elsevier Publications, 71 (1), 1-5 [Impact Factor: 1.301] .
  36. B. Scott, P. G. Ranjtih, S. K. Choi & Manoj Khandelwal , 2010, Geological and geotechnical aspects of underground coal mining methods within Australia, Environmental Earth Sciences, Springer Publications, 60, 1007-1019 [Impact Factor: 1.572] .
  37. Manoj Khandelwal & T.N. Singh, 2010, Prediction of Macerals Contents of Indian Coals from Proximate and Ultimate Analyses Using Artificial Neural Network, Fuel, Elsevier Publications, 89 (5), 1101-1109 [Impact Factor: 3.406] .
  38. Manoj Khandelwal , 2010, Evaluation and Prediction of Blast Induced Ground Vibration using Support Vector Machine, International Journal of Rock Mechanics & Mining Sciences, Elsevier Publications, 47 (3), 509-516 [Impact Factor: 1.424] .
  39. Manoj Khandelwal , P.K. Kankar & S.P. Harsha, 2010, Evaluation and prediction of blast induced ground vibration using support vector machine, Mining Science & Technology, Elsevier Publications, 20 (1), 64-70.
  40. P.K. Sharma, Manoj Khandelwal, T.N. Singh & R. Bali, 2009, Instability Evaluation of Amiyan Slide, Uttarakhand, Mining Engineers Journal,11 (5), 22-26.
  41. Manoj Khandelwal & T.N. Singh, 2009, Prediction of Blast Induced Ground Vibration using Artificial Neural Network, International Journal of Rock Mechanics & Mining Sciences, Elsevier Publications, 46, 1214-1222 [Impact Factor: 1.424] .
  42. Manoj Khandelwal & T.N. Singh, 2009, Correlating Strength Properties of Coal Measure Rocks with P-wave Velocity, International Journal of Coal Geology, Elsevier Publications, 79, 55-60 [Impact Factor: 3.313] .
  43. K. Sarkar, M. Sazid, Manoj Khandelwal & T.N. Singh, 2009, Stability Analysis of Soil Slope in Luhri Area, H.P., Mining Engineers Journal, 10(6), 21-27.
  44. S.S. Rathore, Manoj Khandelwal & C.P. Parihar, 2008, Improvements In Surface Mine Blasting For Safe And Economic Mine Working, Mining Engineers Journal, 10 (2), 23-27.
  45. Manoj Khandelwal , M. Monjezi, H. Dehghani & T.N. Singh, 2008, Stability Analysis of Dump Slope of A Surface Mine, Mining Engineers Journal, 9(10), 21-24.
  46. P.K. Sharma, Manoj Khandelwal & T.N. Singh, 2007, Variation on Physico-Mechanical Properties of Kota Stone under Different Watery Environments, Building and Environment, Elsevier Publications, 42, 4117-4123 [Impact Factor: 2.700] .
  47. Manoj Khandelwal & T. N. Singh, 2007, Evaluation of Blast Induced Ground Vibration Predictors, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engg, Elsevier Publications, 27 (2), 116-125 [Impact Factor: 1.302] .
  48. T.N. Singh, P.K. Sharma & Manoj Khandelwal , 2007, Effect of pH on Physico-mechanical Properties of Marble, Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment,Springer Publications, 66 (1), 81-87 [Impact Factor: 0.721] .
  49. T.N. Singh & Manoj Khandelwal , 2007, Slope stability - A Major Concern for Coal Exploitation, Gondwana Geological Magazine, 9, 127-135.
  50. M. Monjezi, T.N. Singh, Manoj Khandelwal , S. Sinha, V. Singh& I. Hosseini, 2006, Prediction And Analysis of Blast Parameters using Artificial Neural Network, Noise and Vibration Worldwide, UK, 37 (5), 8-16.
  51. Manoj Khandelwal & T.N. Singh, 2006, Prediction of Blast Induced Ground Vibrations and Frequency in Opencast Mine – A Neural Network Approach, Journal of Sound & Vibration,Elsevier Publications, 289, 711-725 [Impact Factor: 1.857] .
  52. Manoj Khandelwal & T.N. Singh, 2005, Prediction of Blast Induced Air Overpressure in Opencast Mine, Noise and Vibration Worldwide, UK, 36 (2), 7-16.
  53. P.K. Sharma, T.N. Singh, Manoj Khandelwal & M.R. Kumar, 2005, Reinforcement of Weak Slope – A Bioengineering Approach, The Indian Mineral Industry Journal,1, 72-74.
  54. Manoj Khandelwal & T.N. Singh, 2005, Prediction of Mine Water Quality by Physical Parameters, Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi, 64 (8), 564-570 [Impact Factor: 0.500] .
  55. M.R. Kumar, T.N. Singh, Manoj Khandelwal & P.K. Sharma, 2005, Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems for Rock-Friendly Mining, SGAT Bulletin, 6 (1), 35-46.
  56. Manoj Khandelwal , T.N. Singh & S. Kumar, 2005, Prediction of Blast Induced Ground Vibration in Opencast Mine by Artificial Neural Network, The Indian Mining & Engg. Journal,44 (7), 23-29.
  57. Manoj Khandelwal & T.N. Singh, 2004, A Computational Approach to Failure Analysis of a Compound Slope, Mining Engineers Journal, 6 (1), 11-15.
  58. Manoj Khandelwal , M.P. Roy & P.K. Singh, 2004, Application of Artificial Neural Network in Mining Industry, The Indian Mining & Engg. Journal, 43 (7), 19-23.
  59. S. Singh, Manoj Khandelwal & T.N. Singh, 2004, Slope Protection through Rock Bolting, Journal of Engineering Geology, 30 (1-4), 75-78.
  60. Manoj Khandelwal , K. Ramchandar & T.N. Singh, 2002, Influence of NONEL on Shovel Cycle Time in Opencast Mine, Mining Engineers Journal, 4 (1), 15-21.
  61. T.N. Singh, Manoj Khandelwal & A.M. Bhimte, 2002, Condition Monitoring – A Tool of Meticulous Maintenance, The Indian Mining & Engg. Journal, 41 (7), 38-39.
  62. Manoj Khandelwal & T.N. Singh, 2001, Cast Blasting in Surface Mines, Mining Engineers Journal, 3 (5), 15-20.
  63. T.N. Singh, R.K. Pandey & Manoj Khandelwal , 2001, Haul Road Design in Surface Mines, The Indian Mining & Engg. Journal, 40 (12), 54-58.

Book

  • Soft Computing Approach to Evaluate and Predict Blast Vibrations, Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN 978-3-8484-1875-6

Research interests

  • Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering
  • Rock Blasting
  • Environmental Geotechnology
  • Slope Stability
  • Ground Control

Awards and recognition

  1. Endeavour Executive Award, 2015 by the Govt of Australia.
  2. Australia Awards Ambassador by Australian High Commissioner to India, 2014.
  3. Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing by The Editors of Applied Soft Computing, Elsevier, The Netherlands in July, 2014.
  4. Young Mining Engineer of the Year Award by Mining Engineers' Association of India, 2012.
  5. Fast Track Proposal for Young Scientist by Dept of Science and Technology, Govt of India, 2010.
  6. Engineering Research Fellowship by Monash University, Australia, 2010.
  7. Young Engineer Award by Intuition of Engineers (India), 2009.
  8. Endeavour Research Fellowship from Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Govt of Australia, 2008.
  9. Young Scientist Award by Indian Science Congress Association, 2006 (by the then honorable President of India).
  10. Senior Research Fellowship of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Govt of India (2003-2007).
  11. GATE Fellowship by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt of India (2000-2002).