Soukat Kumar Das

Former ANPERC Members

Post-doctoral Fellow - Finkbeiner Group

Research Interests

Currently working on wellbore instability problems from a numerical and analytical perspective. The primary aim is to analyse wellbore instability due to various mechanical factors including rate of penetration, weight on bit, rate of loading, rotation speed, etc. The findings will be used to evaluate the extent of aggravation in rock formations around the wellbore. 

Selected Publications

  • A critical state based viscoplastic model for crushable granular materials
    S. K. Das and A. Das
    Soils and Foundations, 62(1), 101093, (2022)
  • Numerical assessment of effects of strain rate on the critical state of crushable sand
    S. K. Das and A. Das
    Geotechnique Letters, 12(1), 1–6, (2022)
  • Strain-rate-dependent energy redistribution during isotropic confined comminution
    S. K. Das and A. Das
    Geotechnique Letters, 10(4), 542–549, (2020)
  • Influence of quasi-static loading rates on crushable granular materials: A DEM analysis
    S. K. Das and A. Das
    Powder Technology, 344, 393–403, (2019)


  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Geotechnical), IIT Kanpur, Kanpur, India,2021
  • M. Tech., Civil Engineering (Geotechnical), IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, India, 2015
  • B.E., Civil Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, 2013

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • International Geotechnical Society, SM
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), SM


  • MHRD, Senior Research Fellowship, India (2017)
  • MHRD, Junior Research Fellowship, India (2015)

KAUST Affiliations

  • Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (ANPERC)
  • Physical Science and Engineering Division (PSE)