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:


Update 2020: A PhD position is available in the area of impact resistant design of concrete materials and structures for a DRDO funded project. The work involves computational and experimental work. The student should have strong analytical background in structural dynamics and finite element methods, and inclination towards experimental work. Familiarity with finite element packages (e.g., LS-DYNA, ANSYS) is desirable.
Position is to be filled during the upcoming PhD admissions at IIT Bombay in December 2020.
Minimum qualification: M.Tech. in Structural Engineering
Interested candidates can email their CV for consideration.


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.


A new paper on cross-platform implementation, verification and validation of elastomeric seismic isolation bearings been published in the Elsevier Journal: Engineering Structures, link.
A new paper on aircraft impact to base-isolated nuclear reactors has been published in the ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, link.