Manish Kumar

Manish Kumar

Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400076
+91-22-2576-7329 (Phone), 7302 (Fax)
mkumar [at]

Field of Specialization
Structural Dynamics & Earthquake Engineering
Blast Resistant Structures

Focus areas
Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures, Seismic Isolation and Passive Control, Blast and Impact Loads on Structures

Current Work:

Lead rubber bearingNuclear power plantBlast pressure history
Passive control devices for enhancing seismic resiliency of structuresAircraft impact to base-isolated nuclear power plant buildingsAnalysis and design of structures for blast loading

New Reports and Tools

Lead rubber bearing design: Try my web application for design of LR bearing

Video tutorials on blast load calculation tool Air3D: Tutorial 1, Tutorial 2

Modeling of seismic isolators in contemporary software programs: This report summarizes the modeling techniques of elastomeric and friction-based isolators in SAP2000, ABAQUS, LS-Dyna, and OpenSees, Link

Seismic Isolation Design Web Application: Try my new web application for design of isolation system for bridges using elastomeric and lead rubber bearings.

Finite Element Analysis of Elastomeric Bearings in Compression: A presentation and report on finite element analysis of elastomeric bearings in compression.


I have been selected as member of the Earthquake Engineering Sectional Committee, CED39, on Base-isolated Buildings.

A new paper on aircraft impact to base-isolated nuclear reactors have been published in the ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, link.