Manish Kumar

Manish Kumar

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

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

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

Current Work:

Features: Auto-calculation of blast loading parameters
Linear and nonlinear response estimation of flexural members
Design of RCC members (beams and columns)
Analysis and Design of Blast-resistant Structures
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PhD and Postdoc Positions available, May 2024 admissions
The research focusses on high-strain loading of concrete and composite materials due to impact and blast applications. The student/fellow should have strong analytical skills and interest to pursue experimental work. Student would be expected to work on gas gun and shock tubes available with the research group. Desired skills in one or more of the following would be advantageous: Finite Element Methods, Experimental measurements, Programming (Matlab, LabVIEW etc).
Interested students may send their CV to my email id.

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 paper addresses those issues. link.