Manish Kumar, Ph.D., P.E.

State University of New York at Buffalo
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Manish Kumar

Manish Kumar

University at Buffalo, NY

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Ask me about:
1. Seismic isolation
2. Seismic design
3. Blast engineering

I can help you with
1. Reference Material
2. Technical Suggestions
3. Design Examples

Welcome, Namaste!

"Earthquakes don't kill people, structures do!"

I am a researcher working in the area of Structural and Earthquake Engineering. This website contains my professional bio and will guide you through my work. My research objectives include multi-hazard protection of critical infrastructure from extreme events such as earthquake, blast and impact. As part of my multi-displinary research efforts, I develop analytical models, perform numerical analysis, and conduct experiments. I have recently finished my Ph.D. dissertation work in which I investigated the feasility of seismic isolation technology to nuclear power plants using elastomeric bearings (Link). I have uploaded some of my research work to this website which might be useful to people with similar interest in Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics.

All the questions and comments can be directed to contact details provided in the contact section.

Manish Kumar

Research Interests
Structural Dynamics
Earthquake Engineering
Blast Engineering

Current Research Area

Aircraft Impact on Seismically Isolated Nuclear Power Plants



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

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.


UB CSEE 2013 Poster Competition:
A poster presentation competition was held at UB CSEE department on 22nd of March, where I received a 3rd prize for a poster titled "Seismic Isolation of Nuclear Power Plants using Elastomeric Bearings"
Link to MCEER News
Link to Participants Pics
Link to the Poster