I work in the area of Structural Engineering. This page contains my professional bio and will guide you through my work. My research efforts are geared towards multi-hazard protection of critical infrastructure from extreme events such as earthquake, blast and impact. As part of my multi-disciplinary research efforts, I develop analytical models, perform numerical analysis, and conduct experiments. My aim is to develop to develop simplified analysis and design guidelines to help professional design community to use these methods.
I have uploaded some of my research work to this website which might be useful to people with similar interest in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering. Currently, I maintain pages on these areas, you can explore them further:
Earthquake Engineering | Seismic Isolation | Blast Engineering

Publications

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Journal Articles

  1. Dua, A., Braimah, A., and Kumar, M. (2019). “Experimental and numerical investigation of rectangular reinforced columns under contact explosion effects (accepted).” Engineering Structures.
  2. Dua, A., Braimah, A., and Kumar, M. (2019). “Contact explosion response of RC columns: experimental and numerical investigation.” Structures and Buildings, Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), London, UK (published online), doi: 10.1680/jstbu.18.00223.
  3. Kumar, M., and Whittaker, A. (2018). “Cross-platform implementation, verification and validation of advanced mathematical models of elastomeric seismic isolation bearings.” Engineering Structures, 175, 926-943.
  4. Kumar, M., and Whittaker, A. (2018). “Response of systems and components in a base-isolated nuclear power plant building impacted by a large commercial aircraft.” Journal of Structural Engineering, 144(9).
  5. Kumar, M., Whittaker, A., and Constantinou, M. (2015). “Response of base-isolated nuclear structures to extreme earthquake shaking.” Nuclear Engineering and Design, Elsevier Publications, 295, 860–874.
  6. Kumar, M., Whittaker, A., and Constantinou, M. (2015). “Experimental investigation of cavitation in elastomeric seismic isolation bearings.” Engineering Structures, Elsevier Publications, 101, 290-305.
  7. Kumar, M., Whittaker, A., and Constantinou, M. (2014). “An advanced numerical model of elastomeric seismic isolation bearings.” Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, Wiley Publications, 43(13), 1955-1974.
  8. Whittaker, A. S., Kumar, M., and Kumar, M. (2014). “Seismic isolation of nuclear power plants.” Nuclear Engineering and Technology, Elsevier Publications, 46(5), 569.

Conference Papers

  1. Kochar, V., Anjani, K., and Kumar, M. (2019). “Development of performance-based design guidelines for reinforced concrete columns subject to blast loads.” 7th International Congress on Computational Mechanics and Simulation (ICCMS 2019), IIT Mandi, India.
  2. Anjani, K., and Kumar, M. (2019). “Limitations of simplified analysis procedures used for calculation of blast response of structures.” 7th International Congress on Computational Mechanics and Simulation (ICCMS 2019), IIT Mandi, India.
  3. Kumar, S., and Kumar, M. (2019). “Torsional and rocking response of a base-isolated nuclear power plant.” 25th International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT 25), Charlotte, NC, USA.
  4. Kumar, M., and Whittaker, A. (2019). “Numerical issues in developing in-structure response spectra for seismically isolated nuclear structures.” 25th International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT 25), Charlotte, NC, USA.
  5. Parsi, S. S., Kumar, M., Kumar, M., Bolisetti, C., Coleman, J., and Whittaker, A. S. (2019). “Implementation and benchmarking of seismic protective devices in MASTODON.” 25th International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT 25), Charlotte, USA.
  6. Dua, A., Braimah, A., and Kumar, M. (2018). “Contact explosion response of reinforced concrete columns: experimental testing and validation of numerical model.” Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, New Brunswick, Canada.
  7. Kumar, M., and Whittaker, A. (2017). “Aircraft impact on base-isolated nuclear power plant buildings.” 24th International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT 24), Busan, Korea.
  8. Kumar, M., Whittaker, A., and Constantinou, M. (2015). “Verification and validation of models of elastomeric seismic isolation bearings.” 23rd International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT 23), Manchester, UK.
  9. Kumar, M., Whittaker, A., and Constantinou, M. (2013). “Mechanical properties of elastomeric seismic isolation bearings for analysis under extreme loadings.” 22nd International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT 22), San Francisco, CA.

Technical Reports and Presentations

  1. Kumar, M., Whittaker, A. S., and Constantinou, M. (2015). “Seismic isolation of nuclear power plants using elastomeric bearings.” Report MCEER-15-0008, Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research, State University of New York at Buffalo, NY.
  2. Kumar, M., Whittaker, A., and Constantinou, M. (2016). “Nuclear Regulatory Guide (Contractor Document) on application of seismic isolation to nuclear structures in the United States (accepted).” NUREG/CR-7255, United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC.
  3. Kumar, M., Whittaker, A., and Constantinou, M. (2013). “Implementation of new mathematical models of elastomeric bearings for analysis under extreme loadings.” Presented at the 2013 Conference of the ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute, Illinois, USA.
  4. Kumar, M., Kumar, M., Whittaker, A., and Constantinou, M. (2013). “Advance numerical models for elastomeric & sliding isolators.” Seismic-initiated events risk mitigation in lead-cooled reactors (SILER) international workshop, June 18-19 (presented by Dr. Andrew Whittaker), Rome, Italy.

Software tools

  • Kumar, M. (2014). ElastomericX, LeadRubberX, and HDR: Elements (C++ Classes) in OpenSees for analysis of elastomeric seismic isolation bearings. (available on http://opensees.berkeley.edu/wiki/index.php/Element_Command).
  • Kumar, M. (2014). ElastomericX and LeadRubberX: User Elements (FORTRAN Subroutines) in ABAQUS for analysis of elastomeric seismic isolation bearings. (available at www.manishkumar.org/resources/softwares/abaqus).
  • Kumar, M. (2014). UMATs (FORTRAN Subroutines) in LS-DYNA for analysis of elastomeric seismic isolation bearings. (In collaboration with ARUP and Livermore Corporation).