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: Positions are available for undergraduate students with coding skills (e.g., python, C++) for a defence related project. The work primarily involves coding and your learning would involve analysis and design of systems against blast and impact. Send your details (resume/CV) to my email address for consideration.


nCOVID-19 Update: I have started developing video lectures to facilitate the online instruction of course CE102: Engineering Mechanics I am teaching this semester at IITB. I would be uploading links to the video lectures here:

Here's a short video that I have created on how to get started with Open Source software OBS to create video lectures:
Get started with OBS Pro
Another video on setting up filters to improve audio quality of your lecture videos
OBS Filters Setup


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.