ARC Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science & Engineering

RHD Students

Made Dodiek Wirya Ardana

RHD Students


B.Sc., MSc


  • 1999
    MT - (Magister Teknik) equivalent to Master of Science (M.Sc) in Geotechnical Engineering – Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS) – Surabaya, Indonesia
  • 1994
    ST - (Sarjana Teknik ) equivalent to Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Civil Engineering – Udayana University, Bali – Indonesia


  • 1999
    Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, Engineering Faculty, Udayana University, Bali – Indonesia. (1999 - present)
  • 1996
    Master Student – Engineering Education Development Program, Asian Development Bank Scholarship.
  • 1994
    Engineer – private contractor in Bali – 2.5 years

Research Interests

  • Soft Soil
  • Soil improvement


  • Dr Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn
  • Professor Buddhima Indraratna

Research Topic

Numerical and Experimental Modelling of the Effects of Prefabricated Vertical Drain Installation on Smear Zone Characteristics

Research Abstract

The study addresses the characterization of the extent of smear zone with importance on soil structure disturbance surrounding the drain due to its installation. The study will lead to better and realistic estimation of the soil settlement due to use of vertical drains.