Manish Kumar

Manish Kumar

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


Field of Specialization
Structural Dynamics & Earthquake Engineering
Blast and Impact Resistant Structures

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


Current Work:


I am offering a twelve week course on Dynamics of Structures, which is coordinated by the NPTEL and offered through the Swayam Portal. The course description, syllabus and other details are available below:
Course Website.


Our research on seismic isolation of nuclear power plants is now reviewed and published by US Nuclear Regulatory Commission as nuclear regulatory guide (NUREG): USNRC NUREG

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.


Our work on influence on fluid-structure-interaction (FSI) on blast response of SDOF systems has been published to ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering. This paper proposes a new model and provides methodology to include FSI in simplified methods of analysis. link.
We have published a paper assessing effect of damping modeling decision on in-structure response of base-isolated structures, especially relevant to nuclear structures. The strategies proposed so far focuses on addressing issues with moment frame structures. These damping solutions don't work for non-frame type structures and for acceleration response. This papers addresses those issues. link.