Profile | Dr. Neelima Satyam

Faculty Profile : Dr. Neelima Satyam

Civil Engineering


  1. OASYS, Geotechnical Suite
  2. ABAQUS, Dassault systems
  3. Rocscience, 2D and 3D Geotechnical Software
  4. PFC (Particle Flow Code)
  5. RAMMS (Rapid Mass Movement Simulation)
  6. Drone Surveying Facilities
The Geohazards Laboratory at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Indore provides access to advanced drone survey facilities, including both hardware and software tools. The laboratory has a range of drones that are equipped with sensors such as cameras, temperature, and multispectral sensors. These drones can collect high-resolution geospatial data quickly and efficiently, which can be used for a variety of applications such as mapping, monitoring, and disaster response.
In addition to the hardware, the Geohazards Laboratory provides access to advanced software tools like Rocscience, PFC, and Agisoft Metashape.
Rocscience software package serves as a robust and comprehensive tool for the intricate task of modeling, simulating, and analyzing the behavior of both rock and soil in various engineering and geotechnical applications. The software excels in its capability to handle both two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) modeling, providing engineers and geoscientists with a versatile platform to address complex geological scenarios.
PFC models synthetic materials composed of an assembly of variably-sized rigid particles that interact at contacts to represent both granular and solid materials. PFC models simulate the independent movement (translation and rotation) and interaction of many rigid particles that may interact at contacts based on an internal force and moment. Agisoft Metashape software is used for processing drone survey data and can create high-resolution 3D models, orthomosaics, and digital elevation models from drone imagery. The software uses a photogrammetric approach to reconstruct the 3D geometry of an object or area from multiple images captured by the drone. With Metashape, researchers and practitioners can create detailed maps and models that can be used for a variety of applications, such as monitoring geohazards, mapping land cover changes, and monitoring environmental conditions.