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Dr. Hemant B. Kaushik
 

PROFESSOR

Department of Civil Engineering

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Centre for Disaster Management and Research

 

 

HEAD

Centre for Educational Technology

Office: Room 003, M-Block
Phone: +91 (361) 258 2427
Fax: +91 (361) 258 2440
 

Email: hemantbk@iitg.ac.in
               hemantbk@gmail.com

 


 

 

 

 

 

Updated on 18 October 2021

 

Specialization

Structural Engineering

 

Research Interest

Earthquake Resistant Design of structures
Nonlinear Behavior of Structures
Retrofitting of Structures
Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Structures

Earthquake Damage Surveys

 

Professional Experience

Head (Since August 2019), Centre for Educational Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India

Professor (Since January 2019), Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India

Associate Professor (March 2014 - December 2018), Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India

Assistant Professor (December 2007 - February 2014), Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India

Senior Project Scientist (December 2006 - December 2007), Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India

Senior Project Associate (February 2000 - July 2000), Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India

Project Engineer (Civil) (June 1996 - August 1998) M/s. Hindustan Builders, Nagpur, India

 

Association with Other Institutes/Departments/Centres

Associated Faculty (Since July 2021), Centre for Disaster Management and Research, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India

Associated Faculty (July 2016 - July 2018), Centre for Rural Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India

 

Honours/Awards

Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India) since 2020.

The paper "Finite Element Modelling of Confined Masonry Wall under In-plane Cyclic Load", published in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Materials, Mechanics and Structures 2020 (ICMMS2020) organized by National Institute of Technology Calicut, India on 14-15 July 2020, has received the Best Paper Award in the theme “Concrete and Masonry Structures”.

The paper "Historic Earthquake-Resilient Structures in Nepal and Other Himalayan Regions and Their Seismic Restoration", published in the Earthquake Spectra: Special Issue on the 2015 Gorkha, Nepal, Earthquake, December 2017, has been chosen as the 2019 recipient of the David Fischetti Award presented by the Preservation Engineering Technical Committee (PETC) of the Association for Preservation Technology International (APT), USA. The award recognizes an outstanding article in a peer-reviewed publication that advances the field of conservation engineering. https://www.apti.org/david-fischetti-award

INAE Young Associate since 2013 (Indian National Academy of Engineering).

INAE Young Engineer Award 2010 (Indian National Academy of Engineering).

The paper “Influence of Masonry Properties on Lateral Load Response of Reinforced Concrete Frames”, published in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Structural Engineering and Mechanics (ICSEM-2013) organized by National Institute of Technology Rourkela, India on 20-22 December 2013 has received the Best Paper Award in the conference.

Associate Scribe of "Earthquake Engineering Practice" a quarterly periodical published by National Information Center of Earthquake Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India.

Received fellowship under the Indian National Academy of Engineering scheme "Mentoring of Engineering Teachers by INAE Fellows" to work at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, India during the summer of 2009.

 

Post-Earthquake Reconnaissance Studies

28 April 2021 Sonitpur (Assam) Earthquake (Magnitude 6.4)

    > Preliminary Report

04 January 2016 Imphal Earthquake (Magnitude 6.7)

    > Preliminary NICEE Report

    > Publication: Dismal Performance of Publicly-Funded Buildings

    > Publication: Seismic Vulnerability and Strengthening of New Market Building

25 April 2015 Nepal Earthquake (Magnitude 7.8)

    > Reports/Videos/Photos: EERI Earthquake Clearinghouse

    > Publication: Historic Earthquake Resilient Structures

    > Publication: Investigating Community Resilience

18 September 2011 Sikkim Earthquake (Magnitude 6.9)

    > Preliminary EERI Report

    > Publication: Assessment of Seismic Vulnerability of Structures

    > Publication: Observations on Performance of Structures

14 February 2006 Sikkim Earthquake (Magnitude 5.8)

    > NICEE Reconnaissance Report

    > Publication: Performance of Structures

    > Publication: Performance of RC Buildings

26 December 2004 Sumatra Earthquake (Magnitude 9.3)

    > Preliminary EERI Report

    > Publication: Impact of Earthquake and Tsunami

    > Publication: Performance of Structures

    > Publication: Effect on Transportation Systems

    > Publication: Effect on Lifeline Systems

    > Publication: Performance of Buildings in Port Blair

26 January 2001 Bhuj Earthquake (Magnitude 7.7)

    > Publication: Wharf Failure Study

 

Professional Membership

Earthquake Engineering Sectional Committee, CED 39, Bureau of Indian Standards

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), USA

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), USA

The Masonry Society (TMS), USA

Indian Society of Earthquake Technology (ISET), India

Institution of Engineers (India), India

 


 

Book Chapters/Refereed Technical Reports

  1. Naskar, S., Das, S., and Kaushik, H.B. (2021), “Modification and Modeling of Experiments with Bi-directional Loading on Reinforced Concrete Columns”, In: S. Dutta et al. (eds.), Advances in Structural Vibrations: Select Proceedings of ICOVP 2017, Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering, pp. 185-197, Springer, Singapore. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-5862-7_16.

  2. Borah, B., Singhal, V., and Kaushik, H.B. (2021), “Assessment of Important Parameters for Seismic Analysis and Design of Confined Masonry Buildings: A Review”, In: Adhikari S., Dutta A., Choudhury S. (eds.), Advances in Structural Technologies, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Vol 81. Springer, Singapore. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-5235-9_20.

  3. Borah, B., Kaushik, H.B., and Singhal, V. (2020), “Finite Element Modelling of Confined Masonry Wall under In-plane Cyclic Load”, IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 936 (2020) 012020, IOP Publishing. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/936/1/012020.

  4. Choudhury, T., and Kaushik, H.B. (2018), “Seismic Fragility of Reinforced Concrete Frames with Vertical Irregularities”, In Recent Advances in Structural Engineering, Volume 2, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering Volume 12, Rama Mohan Rao, A., and Ramanjaneyulu, K. (eds.), Springer Nature, PP. 571-583. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-0365-4, ISBN: 978-981-13-0364-7.

  5. Lizundia, B., Shrestha, S.N., Bevington, J., Davidson, R., Jaiswal, K., Jimee, G.K., Kaushik, H.B., Kumar, H., Kupec, J., Mitrani-Reiser, J., Poland, C., Shrestha, S., Welton-Mitchell, C., Tremayne, H., and Ortiz, M. (2016), "M7.8 Gorkha, Nepal Earthquake on April 25, 2015 and its Aftershocks", EERI Earthquake Reconnaissance Team Report, May 2016, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Oakland, California.
    http://www.eqclearinghouse.org/2015-04-25-nepal/files/2016/05/Nepal-Gorkha-Earthquake-Report-Reduced.pdf

  6. Basha, S.H., and Kaushik, H.B. (2015), “Non-linear Behavior of Weak Brick-Strong Mortar Masonry in Compression”, in Advances in Structural Engineering: Materials, Vol. 2, Matsagar, V. (Editor), Springer.

  7. Kaushik, H.B., and Srinivasan, D. (Editors) (2012), “Seventh National Frontiers of Engineering Symposium - Abstract Book”, Seventh National Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, 12-14 October 2012, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati.
    http://www.iitg.ernet.in/7natfoe/7NatFoE-Abstract.pdf

  8. Kaushik, H.B., and Ravindra Babu, K.S. (2012), “Assam-type House”, World Housing Encyclopedia Report No. 154, Published by Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), USA and International Association for Earthquake Engineering (IAEE), Japan.
    http://www.world-housing.net/WHEReports/wh100172.pdf

  9. Kaushik, H.B., Dasgupta, K., Sahoo, D.R., and Kharel, G. (2006), “Reconnaissance report: Sikkim earthquake of 14 February, 2006”, National Information Centre of Earthquake Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, India.
    www.nicee.org/Sikkim.php, www.eeri.org/lfe/india_sikkim.html



Research Articles in Journals

  1. Borah, B., Singhal, V., and Kaushik, H.B. (2021), "Assessment of Seismic Design Provisions for Confined Masonry using Experimental and Numerical Approaches", Engineering Structures, Vol 245, 15 october 2021, Elsevier, 112864. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2021.112864.

  2. Borah, B., Kaushik, H.B., and Singhal, V. (2021), "Development of a Novel V-D Strut Model for Seismic Analysis of Confined Masonry Buildings", Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol 147(3), March 2021, ASCE, 04021001. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0002941.

  3. Choudhury, T., and Kaushik, H.B. (2021), "Experimental Evaluation of Full-Scale URM Buildings Strengthened using Surface-Mounted Steel Bands", Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol 147(2), February 2021, ASCE, 04020337. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0002919.

  4. Chand, B., Kaushik, H.B., and Das, S. (2020), "Material Characterization of Traditional Assam-type Wooden Houses in North-Eastern India", Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Vol 32(12), December 2020, ASCE, 04020384. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0003492.

  5. Chand, B., Kaushik, H.B., and Das, S. (2020), “Lateral load behavior of connections in Assam-type wooden houses in the Himalayan region of India”, Construction and Building Materials, Vol 261, 20 November 2020, Elsevier, 119904. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.119904.

  6. Choudhury, T., Milani, G., and Kaushik, H.B. (2020), "Experimental and Numerical Analyses of Unreinforced Masonry Wall Components and Building", Construction and Building Materials, Vol 257, 10 October 2020, Elsevier, 119599. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.119599.

  7. Choudhury, T., and Kaushik, H.B. (In Press), "Influence of Individual Wall Strengths on Lateral Strength of URM Buildings Constructed using Low-Strength Masonry", Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Taylor & Francis. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13632469.2020.1742253. Published Online: 17 April 2020

  8. Choudhury, T., and Kaushik, H.B., (2020), "Component Level Fragility Estimation for Vertically Irregular Reinforced Concrete Frames", Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Vol 24(6), Taylor & Francis, pp. 947-971.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13632469.2018.1453413. Published Online: 22 March 2018.

  9. Basha, S.H., Surendran, S., and Kaushik, H.B. (2020), "Empirical Models for Lateral Stiffness and Strength of Masonry Infilled RC Frames Considering the Influence of Openings", Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol 146(4), April 2020, ASCE, 04020021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0002562.

  10. Choudhury, T., Kumar, V., Rashid, F., and Kaushik, H.B. (2020), "Seismic Vulnerability Assessment and Strengthening of New Market Building Damaged after January 04, 2016 Imphal (India) Earthquake", Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol 34(2), April 2020, ASCE, 04019116. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0001392.

  11. Naskar, S., Das, S., and Kaushik, H.B. (2020), "Retrieval of True Lateral Load-Deformation Behaviour of Axially Loaded Columns from Experimental Data", Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol 146(3), March 2020, ASCE, 04020007. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0002522.

  12. Nithin, V.L., Das, S., and Kaushik, H.B. (2020), "Stochastic Simulation of Fully Nonstationary Aftershock Ground Motions from Known Preceding Main Shock", Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Vol 130, March 2020,  Elsevier, 106006. DOI: 10.1016/j.soildyn.2019.106006.

  13. Borah, B., Singhal, V., and Kaushik, H.B. (2019), "Sustainable housing using confined masonry buildings", SN Applied Sciences, 1:983, September 2019, Springer Nature. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s42452-019-1020-4.

  14. Choudhury, T., and Kaushik, H.B. (2019), "Treatment of Uncertainties in Seismic Fragility Assessment of RC Frames with Masonry Infill Walls", Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Vol 126, November 2019, Elsevier, 105771. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soildyn.2019.105771.

  15. Basha, S.H., and Kaushik, H.B. (2019), "Investigation on Improving the Shear Behavior of Columns in Masonry Infilled RC Frames under Lateral Loads", Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, Vol 17(7), June 2019, Springer Nature B.V., pp 3995–4026. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10518-019-00622-3.

  16. Chand, B., Kaushik, H.B., and Das, S. (2019), “Lateral Load Behavior of Traditional Assam-Type Wooden Housing”, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol 145(8), August 2019, ASCE, 04019072. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0002359.

  17. Basha, S.H., and Kaushik, H.B., (2019), "A Novel Macromodel for Prediction of Shear Failure in Columns of Masonry Infilled RC Frames under Earthquake Loading", Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, Vol 17(4), Springer Nature B.V., pp. 2219-2244. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10518-018-00537-5.

  18. Choudhury, T., and Kaushik, H.B., (2018), "Seismic Response Sensitivity to Uncertain Variables in RC Frames with Infill Walls", Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol 144(10), October 2018, ASCE, 04018184. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0002190.

  19. Choudhury, T., and Kaushik, H.B., (2018), "Seismic Fragility of Open Ground Storey RC Frames with Wall Openings for Vulnerability Assessment", Engineering Structures, Vol 155, 15 January 2018, Elsevier, pp. 345-357.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2017.11.023.

  20. Joshi, V., and Kaushik, H.B., (2017), "Historic Earthquake Resilient Structures in Nepal and other Himalayan Regions and Their Seismic Restoration", Earthquake Spectra, Vol 33(S1), December 2017, EERI, USA, S299-S319. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1193/121616EQS240M. This paper has received the 2019 David Fischetti Award (https://www.apti.org/david-fischetti-award).

  21. Rai, D.C., Singhal, V., and Kaushik, H.B., (2017), "M6.7 January 4, 2016 Imphal Earthquake: Dismal Performance of Publicly-Funded Buildings", Current Science, Vol 113(12), 25 December 2017, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India, pp. 2341-2350. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18520/cs/v113/i12/2341-2350

  22. Nithin, V.L., Das, S., and Kaushik, H.B., (2017), "Wavelet-based Simulation of Scenario-specific Nonstationary Accelerograms and their GMPE Compatibility", Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Vol 99 (August 2017), Elsevier, pp. 56-67. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soildyn.2017.05.007.

  23. Basha, S.H., and Kaushik, H.B., (2016), "Behavior and Failure Mechanisms of Masonry-Infilled RC Frames (in Low-Rise Buildings) subject to Lateral Loading", Engineering Structures, Vol 111, 15 March 2016, Elsevier, pp. 233-245. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2015.12.034.

  24. Basha, S.H., and Kaushik, H.B., (2016), "Suitability of Fly Ash Brick Masonry as Infill in Reinforced Concrete Frames", Materials and Structures, Vol 49(9), September 2016, Springer Publications, Co-published with RILEM, pp. 3831-3845. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1617/s11527-015-0757-5.

  25. Choudhury, T., and Kaushik, H.B., (2015), "Vulnerability Analysis of Buildings for Seismic Risk Assessment: A Review", The Bridge and Structural Engineer, The journal of the Indian National Group (ING) of International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE), 45(1), March 2015, pp. 63-76.

  26. Choudhury, T., Milani, G., and Kaushik, H.B. (2015), “Comprehensive numerical approaches for the design and safety assessment of masonry buildings retrofitted with steel bands in developing countries: The case of India”, Construction and Building Materials, Vol 85, Elsevier, 15 June 2015, pp. 227-246.

  27. Basha, S.H., and Kaushik, H.B. (2015), “Evaluation of Non-linear Material Properties of Fly Ash Brick Masonry under Compression and Shear”, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 27(8), ASCE, August 2015: 04014227.

  28. Kaushik, H.B., and Dasgupta, K. (2013), “Assessment of Seismic Vulnerability of Structures in Sikkim, India, based on Damage Observation during Two Recent Earthquakes”, Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 27(6), ASCE, December 2013, pp. 697-720.

  29. Surendran, S., and Kaushik, H.B. (2012), “Masonry Infill RC Frames with Openings: Review of In-plane Lateral Load Behaviour and Modeling Approaches”, The Open Construction & Building Technology Journal, Bentham Science Publishers, 6, pp. 126-154.

  30. Kaushik, H.B. (2011), “Importance of Effective Stiffness Properties of RC Members in Seismic Analysis and Design of Structures”, Annals of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), VIII, pp. 191-196.

  31. Kaushik, H.B., Rai, D.C., and Jain, S.K. (2009), “Effectiveness of some strengthening options for masonry-infilled RC frames with open first storey”, Journal of Structural Engineering, 135(8), ASCE, August 2009, pp. 925-937.

  32. Kaushik, H.B., and Jain, S.K. (2009), “Earthquake Engineering: Meeting Report”, Current Science, 97(1), Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India, 10 July 2009, pp. 13-15.

  33. Kaushik, H.B., Rai, D.C., and Jain, S.K. (2007), “Stress-strain characteristics of clay brick masonry under uniaxial compression”, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 19(9), ASCE, September 2007, pp. 728-739.

  34. Kaushik, H.B., and Jain, S.K. (2007), “Impact of great December 26, 2004 Sumatra earthquake and tsunami on structures in Port Blair”, Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 21(2), ASCE, March/April 2007, pp. 128-142.

  35. Kaushik, H.B., Rai, D.C., and Jain, S.K. (2007), “Uniaxial Compressive Stress-Strain Model for Clay Brick Masonry”, Current Science, 92(4), Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India, 25 February 2007, pp. 497-501.

  36. Rai, D.C., Kumar, K., and Kaushik, H.B. (2006), “Ultimate flexural strength of reinforced concrete circular hollow sections”, The Indian Concrete Journal, 80(12, The Associated Cement Companies, Thane, India, December 2006, pp. 39-45.

  37. Kaushik, H.B., Rai, D.C., and Jain, S.K. (2006), “Code approaches to seismic design of masonry infilled reinforced concrete frames: A state-of-the-art review”, Earthquake Spectra, 22(4), EERI, USA, November 2006, pp. 961-983.

  38. Kaushik, H.B., Rai, D.C., and Jain, S.K. (2006), “A case for use of dynamic analysis in designing for earthquake forces”, Current Science, 91(7), Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India, 10 October 2006, pp. 874-877.

  39. Kaushik, H.B., Dasgupta, K., Sahoo, D.R., and Kharel, G. (2006), “Performance of structures during the Sikkim earthquake of 14 February 2006”, Current Science, 91(4), Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India, 25 August 2006, pp. 449-455. Reprinted by Earthquake Hazard Center, New Zealand, April 2007.

  40. Murty, C.V.R., Rai, D.C., Jain, S.K., Kaushik, H.B., Mondal, G., and Dash, S.R. (2006), “Performance of structures in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (India) during the December 2004 Great Sumatra earthquake and Indian Ocean tsunami”, Earthquake Spectra, 22(S3), EERI, USA, Special Issue June 2006, pp. S321-S354.

  41. Rai, D.C., Murty, C.V.R., Jain, S.K., Kaushik, H.B., Mondal, G., Dash, S.R., Tang, A., Yashinsky, M., and Eskijian, M., (2006), “The effect of the December 2004 Great Sumatra earthquake and Indian Ocean tsunami on transportation systems in India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands”, Earthquake Spectra, 22(S3), EERI, USA, Special Issue June 2006, pp. S561-S579.

  42. Tang, A., Rai, D.C., Ames, D., Dash, S.R., Eskijian, M., Jain, S.K., Kaushik, H.B., McLaughlin, J., Mondal, G., Murthy, P.A.K., Murty, C.V.R., Murugesh, G., Plant, G., Rao, S., and Yashinsky, M. (2006), “Lifeline systems in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (India) after the December 2004 Great Sumatra earthquake and Indian Ocean tsunami”, Earthquake Spectra, 22(S3), EERI, USA, Special Issue June 2006, pp. S581-S606.

  43. Kaushik, H.B., and Rai, D.C. (2006), “An insight into the flexibility of light beam-to-column connections”, Journal of Institution of Engineers (India), 86(CV/4), CE Division, February 2006, pp. 171-176.

 

Research Articles in Conferences and Workshops

  1. Kaushik, H.B., Chand, B., and Das, S. (2020), "Cyclic Load Testing of Full-Scale Assam-Type Wooden House for Evaluation of Lateral Capacity", Proceedings of the 17th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (17WCEE), 14-18 September 2020, Paper No. C001412, International Association for Earthquake Engineering and Japan Association for Earthquake Engineering, Sendai, Japan.

  2. Borah, B., Kaushik, H.B., and Singhal, V. (2020), "Effectiveness of Code Approaches in Seismic Design of Confined Masonry Walls", Proceedings of the 17th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (17WCEE), 14-18 September 2020, Paper No. C003787, International Association for Earthquake Engineering and Japan Association for Earthquake Engineering, Sendai, Japan.

  3. Das, S., Naskar, S., and Kaushik, H.B. (2020), "Evaluation of Global Seismic Damage Index Based on the Measurable Response Quantities of Structures", Proceedings of the 17th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (17WCEE), 14-18 September 2020, Paper No. C003563, International Association for Earthquake Engineering and Japan Association for Earthquake Engineering, Sendai, Japan.

  4. Singhal, V., Tripathy, D., and Kaushik, H.B. (2020), "Seismic Strengthening of Heritage Masonry Building: A Case Study", Proceedings of the 17th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (17WCEE), 14-18 September 2020, Paper No. C003591, International Association for Earthquake Engineering and Japan Association for Earthquake Engineering, Sendai, Japan.

  5. Das, S., Nithin, V.L., and Kaushik, H.B. (2020), "Stochastic Conditional Simulation of Aftershock Accelerograms Given the Parent Main Shock", Proceedings of the 17th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (17WCEE), 14-18 September 2020, Paper No. C001237, International Association for Earthquake Engineering and Japan Association for Earthquake Engineering, Sendai, Japan.

  6. Borah, B., Kaushik, H.B., and Singhal, V. (2020), "Finite Element Modelling of Confined Masonry Wall under In-plane Cyclic Load", Proceedings of International Conference on Materials, Mechanics and Structures 2020 (ICMMS2020), 14-15 July 2020, Paper No. CMS045, National Institute of Technology Calicut, India. This paper has received the Best Paper Award in the theme “Concrete and Masonry Structures”.

  7. Choudhury, T., and Kaushik, H.B., (2019), "Experimental Evaluation of an Unreinforced Masonry Building Strengthened with Steel Bands", In P.B. Dillon & F.S. Fonseca (Eds.), Proceedings of the Thirteenth North American Masonry Conference. Paper presented at the 13th North American Masonry Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah (pp. 1530–1541). Longmont, CO: The Masonry Society. c 2019 TMS (16-19 June).  ISSN 1053-2366.

  8. Choudhury, T., and Kaushik, H.B., (2019), "Purview of Nonlinear Static and Dynamic Analysis Procedures on Seismic Fragility Estimation of RC Buildings with Masonry Infills", Proceedings of National Conference on Advances in Structural Technologies (CoAST-2019), 1-3 February 2019, Paper No. 104, National Institute of Technology (NIT) Silchar, India.

  9. Borah, B., Singhal, V., and Kaushik, H.B., (2019), "Assessment of Important Parameters for Seismic Analysis and Design of Confined Masonry Buildings", Proceedings of National Conference on Advances in Structural Technologies (CoAST-2019), 1-3 February 2019, Paper No. 138, National Institute of Technology (NIT) Silchar, India.

  10. Choudhury, T., and Kaushik, H.B., (2018), "Assessment of In-plane Capacity of Unreinforced Masonry Walls", Proceedings of 16th Symposium on Earthquake Engineering, 20-22 December 2018, Paper No. 262, IIT Roorkee, India.

  11. Borah, B., Singhal, V., and Kaushik, H.B., (2018), "A Simplified Approach to Analytical Modeling of Confined Masonry Buildings", Proceedings of 16th Symposium on Earthquake Engineering, 20-22 December 2018, Paper No. 247, IIT Roorkee, India.

  12. Choudhury, T., and Kaushik, H.B., (2018), "Sensitivity of Seismic Response of Vertically Irregular Masonry Infilled RC Frames to Critical Uncertain Parameters", Proceedings of 16th Symposium on Earthquake Engineering, 20-22 December 2018, Paper No. 281, IIT Roorkee, India.

  13. Chand, B., Kaushik, H.B., and Das, S. (2018), "Influence of Openings on Seismic Behavior of Traditional Assam-type Wooden House", Proceedings of 16th Symposium on Earthquake Engineering, 20-22 December 2018, Paper No. 278, IIT Roorkee, India.

  14. Choudhury, T., and Kaushik, H.B. (2018), "Seismic fragility flow plots for risk assessment of reinforced concrete buildings with open ground storey", Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Civil Engineering for Sustainable Development - Opportunities and Challenges (CESDOC 2018), 18-19 December 2018, Paper No. SIN0302, Assam Engineering College, Guwahati, India.

  15. Chand, B., Kaushik, H.B., and Das, S. (2018), "Study of Seismic Performance of Traditional Assam-type Wooden House", Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Civil Engineering for Sustainable Development - Opportunities and Challenges (CESDOC 2018), 18-19 December 2018, Paper No. SRD0101, Assam Engineering College, Guwahati, India.

  16. Choudhury, T., and Kaushik, H.B. (2018), "Steel Bands: A sustainable strengthening technique to strengthen unreinforced masonry buildings", Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Civil Engineering for Sustainable Development - Opportunities and Challenges (CESDOC 2018), 18-19 December 2018, Paper No. SIN0312, Assam Engineering College, Guwahati, India.

  17. Borah, B., Singhal, V., and Kaushik, H.B. (2018), "Sustainable housing using confined masonry buildings", Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Civil Engineering for Sustainable Development - Opportunities and Challenges (CESDOC 2018), 18-19 December 2018, Paper No. SRD0103, Assam Engineering College, Guwahati, India.

  18. Choudhury, T., and Kaushik, H.B. (2018), “Numerical and Experimental Study on Unreinforced Masonry Buildings with Various Opening Configurations Strengthened with Steel Bands”, Proceedings of the 10th Australasian Masonry Conference, 11-14 February 2018, Sydney, Australia.

  19. Naskar, S., Das, S., and Kaushik, H.B. (2017). “Modification and Modelling of Experiments with Bi-directional Loading on Reinforced Concrete Columns”, 13th International Conference on Vibration Problems (ICOVP), 29 November - 02 December 2017, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India.

  20. Choudhury, T., and Kaushik, H.B. (2017), “A Simplified Method for Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of RC Buildings with Open Ground Storey”, Proceedings of the 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 9-13 January 2017, Paper No. 1684, Santiago, Chile.

  21. Nithin, V.L., Das, S., and Kaushik, H.B. (2017), “Seismic scenario specific ground motion simulations consistent with ground motion prediction equation”, Proceedings of the 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 9-13 January 2017, Paper No. 2143, Santiago, Chile.

  22. Chand, B., Kaushik, H.B., and Das, S. (2017), “Experimental Study on Traditional Assam-type Wooden House for Seismic Assessment”, Proceedings of the 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 9-13 January 2017, Paper No. 2431, Santiago, Chile.

  23. Lizundia, B., Kaushik, H.B., Kupec, J., Shrestha, S., and Welton-Mitchell, C. (2017), “Investigating Community Resilience in Chautara, Nepal”, Proceedings of the 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 9-13 January 2017, Paper No. 2522, Santiago, Chile.

  24. Basha, S.H., and Kaushik, H.B. (2017), “Predicting Shear Failure in Columns of Masonry Infilled RC Frames using Macro-Modeling Approach”, Proceedings of the 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 9-13 January 2017, Paper No. 3168, Santiago, Chile.

  25. Choudhury, T., and Kaushik, H.B. (2016), “Seismic Fragility of Reinforced Concrete Frames with Vertical Irregularities”, Proceedings of Structural Engineering Convention (SEC-2016), 21-23 December 2016, Paper ID 469, CSIR-SERC, Chennai, INDIA.

  26. Basha, S.H., and Kaushik, H.B. (2015), “Influence of Collector Beams on Lateral Load Response of RC Frames with Masonry Infills”, Proceedings of 12th International Conference on Vibration Problems (ICOVP), December 14-17, 2015, Paper No. O0272, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India.

  27. Chand, B., Thomas, J., and Kaushik, H.B. (2015), “A Novel Method for Seismic Strengthening of Open Ground Story Buildings”, Proceedings of 12th International Conference on Vibration Problems (ICOVP), December 14-17, 2015, Paper No. O0168, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India.

  28. Choudhury, T., and Kaushik, H.B. (2015), “Seismic Fragility of Masonry Infilled Reinforced Concrete Frames with Open Ground Story”, Proceedings of 12th International Conference on Vibration Problems (ICOVP), December 14-17, 2015, Paper No. O0202, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India.

  29. Basha, S.H., and Kaushik, H.B. (2014), “Non-linear Behavior of Weak Brick-Strong Mortar Masonry in Compression”, Proceedings of Structural Engineering Convention (SEC 2014), 22-24 December 2014, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India.

  30. Basha, S.H., and Kaushik, H.B. (2013), “Influence of Masonry Properties on Lateral Load Response of Reinforced Concrete Frames”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Structural Engineering and Mechanics (ICSEM-2013), 20-22 December 2013, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, India, Paper No. 031. This paper received the Best Paper Award in the conference.

  31. Basha, S.H., and Kaushik, H.B. (2012), “Evaluation of Shear Demand on Columns of Masonry Infilled Reinforced Concrete Frames”, Proceedings of the 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 24-28 September 2012, Portuguese Society for Earthquake Engineering, and International Association for Earthquake Engineering (IAEE), Lisbon, Portugal, Paper No. 601.

  32. Kaushik, H.B., and Dasgupta, K. (2012), “Observations on Performance of Structures during 18 September 2011 Sikkim (India) Earthquake”, Proceedings of the 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 24-28 September 2012, Portuguese Society for Earthquake Engineering, and International Association for Earthquake Engineering (IAEE), Lisbon, Portugal, Paper No. 5281.

  33. Murty, C.V.R., Rai, D.C., Kumar, H., Mitra, K., Bose, A.K., Kaushik, H.B., Pradeep Kumar, R., Jaiswal, A. (2012)  “A Methodology for documenting Housing Typologies in the Moderate-Severe Seismic Zones”, Proceedings of the 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 24-28 September 2012, Portuguese Society for Earthquake Engineering, and International Association for Earthquake Engineering (IAEE), Lisbon, Portugal, Paper No. 81.

  34. Parchuri, C.P., and Kaushik, H.B. (2011), “Use of RC Shear Walls in Strengthening of Open Ground Story RC Buildings”, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Structural Dynamics, EURODYN 2011, 4-6 July 2011, The European Association for Structural Dynamics (EASD), and The Technological Institute of the Royal Flemish Society of Engineers (TI KVIV), Leuven, Belgium, Paper No. 960, pp. 419-426.

  35. Kaushik, H.B., and Mane, A.L. (2010), “Effect of cracked section on lateral response of RC structures”, Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 30 August-03 September 2010, Ohrid, Macedonia, Paper No. 1649.

  36. Kaushik, H.B., and Manchanda, S.V. (2010), “Influence of ductile detailing on behaviour of masonry infilled RC frames”, Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 30 August-03 September 2010, Ohrid, Macedonia, Paper No. 1575.

  37. Kaushik, H.B., and Sanganee, D.A. (2010), “Analytical investigations of confined masonry constructions”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Earthquake Symposium, Bangladesh, 05-06 March 2010, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Bangladesh Earthquake Society, pp. 223-230.

  38. Kaushik, H.B., Rai, D.C., and Jain, S.K. (2008), “Importance of Lime on Compressive Behaviour of Burnt Clay Brick Masonry”, 8th International Seminar on Structural Masonry, 05-07 November 2008, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, pp. 157-164.

  39. Kaushik, H.B., Rai, D.C., and Jain, S.K. (2008), “A rational approach to analytical modeling of masonry infills in reinforced concrete frame buildings”, 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 12-17 October 2008, Beijing, China.

  40. Kaushik, H.B., Rai, D.C., and Jain, S.K. (2007), “Evaluation of code-specified strengthening schemes for open first-storey in masonry-infilled RC frames”, 8th Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 5-7 December 2007, Singapore.

  41. Kaushik, H.B., Rai, D.C., and Jain, S.K. (2007), “Some strengthening options for RC buildings on stilts”, 3rd Structural Engineers World Congress, 2-7 November 2007, Bangalore, India.

  42. Kaushik, H.B. (2007), “Seismic vulnerability of RC frames with masonry infills”, National Workshop on Science & Technology in Disaster Management - Earthquake, Land Slide & Tsunami, 2-3 April, National Disaster Management Authority, Govt. of India, New Delhi.

  43. Kaushik, H.B., Dasgupta, K., Sahoo, D.R., and Kharel, G. (2006), “Performance of RC buildings during the Sikkim earthquake of 14 February 2006: a review”, 13th Symposium on Earthquake Engineering, Paper ID 047, 18-20 December, Department of Earthquake Engineering, IIT Roorkee, India, pp. 268-278.

  44. Kaushik, H.B. and Jain, S.K. (2006), “Performance of buildings in Port Blair (India) during the Great Sumatra earthquake of 26 December 2004”, Paper ID 610, Proceedings of Eighth U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (8NCEE), EERI, 18-22 April, San Francisco, USA.

  45. Dayal, U., Kaushik, H.B., Goswami, R. and Dasgupta, K. (2001), “Wharf failure at Navalakhi port due to Bhuj earthquake - a case study”, Proceedings of Workshop on Recent Earthquakes of Chamoli and Bhuj, Vol. 1, 24-26 May, DEQ, University of Roorkee, India, pp. 115-124.

  46. Kaushik, H.B. and Ingle, R.K. (2000), “Effect of finite size joint correction on earthquake analysis and design of staging for overhead service reservoirs”, Proceedings of Structural Engineering Convention (SEC-2000), 5-8 January, 2000, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India, pp. 419-424.

  47. Kalyani, R., Kaushik, H.B., Sukhija, P., Akella, K and Ingle, R.K. (1996), “Development of pre-processor and post-processor for SAP-IV using ‘C’ language”, B.E. project presented at INNOVATIONS 96 - BE Project Exhibition and Presentation Competition, 18-19 March, 1996, organized by Institution of Engineers (India), Nagpur local chapter and Vidarbha Industries Association.

 

Technical Reports, Newsletters

  1. Kaushik, H.B. (2018), "Structural Assessment of Kendriya Vidyalaya Building at Tura, Meghalaya", Project Report submitted to Deputy Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Regional Office Silchar.

  2. Kaushik, H.B. (2018), "Cost Effective Retrofitting Solution for Open Ground Storey Apartment Buildings in Guwahati", Project Report submitted to Assam State Disaster Management Authority, Government of Assam.

  3. Kaushik, H.B. and Talukdar, S. (2018), "Structural Assessment of a Collapsed Bailey Bridge over Turini River on NH-150 in Aizawl, Mizoram", Project Report submitted to Deputy Commissioner, Aizawl, Mizoram.

  4. Kaushik, H.B. and Borsaikia, A.Ch. (2016), "Investigation on the cracks observed at the top surface of deck lab of the Bridge bearing No. 70/3 (Chainage 69+6255.00 KM) belonging to National Highway Authority of India, Lumding, Hojai, Assam", Project Report submitted to Simplex Infrastructures Limited.

  5. Kaushik, H.B. (2016), "Non Destructive Testing and Concrete core cutting at Luxmi market and New market in Imphal, Manipur", Project Report submitted to Chief Engineer (Building), PWD Manipur.

  6. Kaushik, H.B. and Borsaikia, A.Ch. (2015), "Inspection of 5 nos. PEB Hangars at Air Force Station Jorhat", Project Report submitted to M/s Modern Prefab Systems Pvt Ltd, Gurgaon.

  7. Kaushik, H.B. (2015), "Feasibility study on construction of an additional floor in the administrative building of NRL, Golaghat, Assam", Project Report submitted to Numaligarh Refinery Limited, Golaghat, Assam.

  8. Kaushik, H.B. and Borsaikia, A.Ch. (2014), "Inspection of quality of Fabrication and Erection of Structures (hanger) at Air Force Station Borjhar", Project Report submitted to M/s Modern Prefab Systems Pvt Ltd, Gurgaon.

  9. Das, S. and Kaushik, H.B. (2014), "Review of Seismic Hazard Input for Safety Evaluation of Lower Subansiri Dam", Project Report submitted to NHPC Ltd, Gerukamukh, Dhemaji Assam.

  10. Kaushik, H.B. and Pradhan, B. (2013), “Quality evaluation of prestressed porcupine members”, Project Report submitted to Flood and River Erosion Management Agency of Assam (FREMAA), Guwahati.

  11. Kaushik, H.B. and Dasgupta, K. (2013), “Seismic design of pier and foundation of bridge over Umiam river at Shella, Meghalaya”, Project Report submitted to PWD (Roads) Meghalaya.

  12. Murty, C.V.R., Raghukanth, S.T.G., Menon, A., Goswami, R., Vijayanarayanan, A.R., Gandhi, S.R., Satyanarayana, K.N., Sheth, A., Rai, D.C., Mondal, G., Singhal, V., Parool, N., Pradhan, T., Jaiswal, A., Kaushik, H.B., Dasgupta, K., Chaurasia, A., Bhushan, S., Roy, D., and Pradeep Kumar, R. (2012), “The Mw 6.9 Sikkim-Nepal Border Earthquake of September 18, 2011”, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Special Earthquake Report - February 2012, Learning From Earthquakes Project, EERI, USA, 14p.

  13. Kaushik, H.B. (2010), “Assessment of structural safety of the war memorial structure at Laitkor, Shillong, Meghalaya”, Project Report submitted to Hindustan Prefab Limited, North Eastern Region, Shillong.

  14. Talukdar, S. and Kaushik, H.B. (2009), “Evaluation of the Degradation of Bank & Post Office Building at Numaligarh Refinery Ltd. and Suggestions for its Rectification”, Project Report submitted to Numaligarh Refinery Limited, Golaghat, Assam.

  15. Kaushik, H.B. (2009), “Assessment of structural safety of additional class rooms in Kendriya Vidyalaya at Lokra, Assam”, Project Report submitted to Arunachal Pradesh Public Works Department, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.

  16. Kaushik, H.B. (2006), “Evaluation of strengthening options for masonry-infilled RC frames with open first-storey”, Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, India.

  17. Jain, S.K., Murty, C.V.R., Rai, D.C., Malik, J.N., Sheth, A.R., Jaiswal, A., Kaushik, H.B., Gandhi, P., Mondal, G., Sodhi, J.S., Kumar, G.S., Sanyal, S.A. and Dash, S.R. (2005), “The Great Sumatra earthquake and Indian ocean tsunami of December 26, 2004”, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Special Earthquake Report #3, EERI Newsletter, April, USA, 12p.

  18. Kaushik, H.B., Murty, C.V.R. and Jain, S.K. (2004), “Dynamic analysis of rail bridge at Patna across Ganga river in Bihar”, Project Report submitted to M/s. Rail India Technical and Economic Services Limited (RITES), New Delhi.

  19. Kaushik, H.B. (2000), “Dynamic analysis of overhead service reservoirs (OSR)”, Master of Technology Project Report, Applied Mechanics Department, Visvesvaraya Regional College of Engineering (Now VNIT), Nagpur, India.

  20. Kalyani, R., Kaushik, H.B., Sukhija, P., and Akella, K (1996), “Development of pre-processor and post-processor for SAP-IV (Structural Analysis Program) using ‘C’ language”, Bachelor of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Visvesvaraya Regional College of Engineering (Now VNIT), Nagpur, India.


 

Education

Ph.D. (2006) Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India

M.Tech. (2000) Structural Engineering, Visvesvaraya Regional College of Engineering (Now VNIT), Nagpur, India

B.E. (1996) Civil Engineering, Visvesvaraya Regional College of Engineering (Now VNIT) Nagpur, India

 

 

Under Graduate Courses taught/teaching
ME101: Engineering Mechanics

CE202: Solid Mechanics

CE302: Structural Analysis II

CE309: Design of Structures II

CE312: Seminar Course

CE402: Design Project

 

Post Graduate Courses taught/teaching
CE512: Structural Engineering Laboratory

CE606: Earthquake Engineering

CE615: Design of Masonry Structures

RT511: Earthquake Resistant Rural Housing

 

 

Project/Thesis Supervision

Doctor of Philosophy (Civil Engineering)

Syed Humayun Basha (completed 2017). "Shear Behavior of Columns in Masonry Infilled RC Frames under Lateral Loads", Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, India.

Dr. Syed Humayun Basha is presently working as Associate Professor in Department of Civil Engineering at Huaqiao University, Xiamen (Republic of China).

Trishna Choudhury (completed 2018), "Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Masonry Infilled Reinforced Concrete Buildings", Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, India.

Dr. Trishna Choudhury is presently working as Assistant Professor in Department of Civil Engineering at Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, Punjab (India).

Thainswemong Choudhury (completed 2020), "Strengthening of Unreinforced Masonry Buildings using Surface-Mounted Steel Bands", Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, India.

Dr. Thainswemong Choudhury is presently working as Assistant Professor in Department of Civil Engineering at SRM University, Amravati, Andhra Pradesh (India).

Biswajit Chand (Completed 2021), "Seismic Behavior of Assam-type Wooden Houses", Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, India.

Dr. Biswajit Chand is presently working as Assistant Professor in Department of Civil Engineering at Faculty of Engineering and Technology (ITER), Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha (India).

Nithin V. L. (Completed 2021), "Stochastic Simulation of Main Shock-Aftershock Sequences and their Use in Damage-Based Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures", Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, India.

Dr. Nithin V. L. is presently working as Assistant Professor in Department of Civil Engineering at Mangalam College of Engineering, Kottayam, Kerala (India).

Subhadip Naskar (In Progress since July 2015), "Effect of Slow-Cycle Fatigue on Seismic Damage Index Considering Influence of Axial Load".

Bonisha Borah (In Progress since July 2015), "Seismic Analysis of Confined Masonry Buildings".

Saurabh Kumar Sarma (In Progress since July 2019), "Column-to-Beam Flexural Capacity Ratio for Seismic Design of RC Buildings".

Anubhab Mukherjee (In Progress since July 2019), "Seismic Retrofitting of Unreinforced Masonry Buildings using Ferrocement".

 

Master of Technology (Structural Engineering)

Sushil Kumar Gupta (2020), "Seismic Analysis of Buildings Constructed on Hill Slopes", Master of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Sumant Kushwaha (2019), "Performance Evaluation of URM Infill RC Frames subjected to Variabilities in ground motions", Master of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Dishant Agrawal (2019), "Finite Element Modelling of Assam-type Housing Frames under In-plane Lateral Loading", Master of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

V. Abhishek (2018), "Finite Element Modelling of Masonry Infilled RC Frames with Openings under In-plane Lateral Loading", Master of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Vimlesh Kumar (2018), "Nonlinear dynamic analysis for strengthening of new market building in Imphal damaged after January 4, 2016 Earthquake", Master of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Sanil Naik (2017), "Finite Element Modelling of Masonry Infilled RC Frames under In-plane Lateral Loading", Master of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Faizal Rashid (2017), "Seismic retrofitting of New market building in Imphal", Master of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Ankush Zalke (2016), "Analysis of RC Column Under Slow Cyclic Fatigue Considering Influence of Axial Load", Master of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Aswanth P. (2016), "Incremental Dynamic Analysis for Fragility Assessment of RC Structures", Master of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Pratik Patra. (2016), "Influence of Rooftop Telecommunication Towers on RC Buildings under Seismic Loads", Master of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Akhil Thomas (2015), "Influence of Masonry Properties on the Lateral Load Behavior of Masonry Infilled RC Frames", Master of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Harshad Yadav (2015), "Influence of Axial Load on Low Cycle Fatigue Behaviour of RC Columns", Master of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Jim Noble Thomas (2014), "Non-Obstructing Bracing Configurations for Open Storey Strengthening", Master of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Mukesh Kumar Roy (2014), "Influence of Openings in Masonry Infills on Lateral Load Behaviour of Open Ground Storey Buildings", Master of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Biswajit Chand (2013), "Effects of RC Bracings on Earthquake Response of RC Frames", Master of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

D. Dastagiri (2013), "Seismic Evaluation and Strengthening of Wooden Houses", Master of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

K. S. Ravindra Babu (2013), "Seismic Evaluation and Retrofitting of Elevated Storage Tanks", Master of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Sandeep S. Patil (2012), "Empirical Period Formulae for Force Based Seismic Design of Buildings", Master of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Sachin Surendran (2012), "Lateral Load Behaviour of Masonry Infilled RC Frames with Central Opening", Master of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Syed Humayun Basha (2011), "Evaluation of Ductility Provisions in Seismic Codes for Masonry Infilled RC Frame Buildings", Master of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Ashish L. Mane (2010), "Effect of cracked section on lateral response of RC structures", Master of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Sagar V. Manchanda (2010), "Influence of ductile detailing on strength and stiffness of masonry infilled reinforced concrete frames", Master of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Sanjib Kumar Bhattacharya (2009), “Strengthening of existing open ground storey reinforced concrete buildings”, Master of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Thainswemong Choudhury (2009), “Evaluation of a simple strengthening scheme for unreinforced masonry buildings”, Master of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

 

Bachelor of Technology (Civil Engineering)

Jithendra Roy (2020), “Study of Strong Column Weak Beam Behaviour in Reinforced Concrete Buildings during Earthquake Excitations", Bachelor of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Bhavesh Shrimali (2015), “Dynamic Analysis in Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures", Bachelor of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Purushottam Sharma (2015), “Identification of Lateral Load Resisting Frames for Enhanced Seismic Performance in Three Story Dual System Building”, Bachelor of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Vemula Yashwanth (2014), “Lateral Load Behavior of RC Buildings with Floating Columns”, Bachelor of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Anand Yadav (2014), “Comparative Evaluation of Seismic Design Methodologies for RC Buildings”, Bachelor of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Deepak Mallyk (2013), “Retrofitting Strategies for Reinforced Concrete Frames damaged due to Earthquake Shaking”, Bachelor of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

J. Laxmi Reddy (2013), “Earthquake Analysis of School Buildings”, Bachelor of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Chalavadi Pradeep Kumar (2012), “Equivalent Diagonal Strut Properties for Masonry Infill Walls with Openings in Reinforced Concrete Frames”, Bachelor of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Rajiv Kumar Sinha (2012), “Effect of Energy Dissipation Devises on Lateral Load Performance of Structures”, Bachelor of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Pranjal Saraswat (2011), “Non Linear Material Properties of Unreinforced Masonry under Compression”, Bachelor of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Prateek Ropia (2011), “Stress-Strain Characteristics of Unreinforced Masonry under Compression”, Bachelor of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Chetan Phani Parchuri (2010), “Strenghtening of open ground storey RC buildings using RC shear walls”, Bachelor of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Shrey Sultania (2010), “Out-of-plane behaviour of masonry infill reinforced concrete frames”, Bachelor of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

S. Rohit Kumar (2009), “An analytical model for masonry infilled reinforced concrete frames with openings”, Bachelor of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Dhaval Anil Sanganee (2009), “Analytical investigations of confined masonry constructions”, Bachelor of Technology Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India.

 

Conferences/Symposia/Workshops/Short Courses Organized

Recent Advances in Construction Materials and Building Technologies
Coordinator
TEQIP-III Short-term Course organized in collaboration with Department of Civil Engineering and Centre for Educational Technology, IIT Guwahati during 26-31 December 2020 in online mode.

Quantification of Seismic Hazard and Mitigation of Induced Effects in NER
Coordinator
TEQIP-III Brainstorming Session-cum-Workshop organized in collaboration with Department of Civil Engineering and Centre for Educational Technology, IIT Guwahati during 8-9 November 2019 at IIT Guwahati.

Seismic Safety Agenda in North-Eastern Region of India
Local Organizer
Workshop Organized by National Information Centre of Earthquake Engineering (NICEE) at IIT Kanpur in collaboration with Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Guwahati during 22 March 2014 at IIT Guwahati.

Seventh National Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (7NatFoE)
Co-Chairman, Organizing Committee
Organized by IIT Guwahati and Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) during 12-14 October 2012 at IIT Guwahati.

International Conference on Environmentally Sustainable Urban Ecosystems (ENSURE 2012)
Finance Chair, Organizing Committee
Organized by IIT Guwahati and Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Govt. of India during 24-26 February 2012 at IIT Guwahati.

Advances in Concrete and Masonry: Materials and Mechanics
Course Organizer
QIP Short Term Course conducted at IIT Guwahati during 16-20 June 2008.

 

Invited Lectures

First International Symposium on Infrastructure Resilience and Sustainability for Belt and Road Countries
Speaker

Organized by College of Civil Engineering, Huaqiao University, Xiamen, Fujian, China, 19-21 December, 2019 .

National Colloquium on Advancements in Seismic Design of Masonry Structures
Speaker

Organized by Department of Civil Engineering, Institute of Technology, Nirma University, 30 – 31 January 2019.

Interactive Sessions with M.Tech. (CASAD) Students on Earthquake Engineering
Speaker

Organized by Department of Civil Engineering, Institute of Technology, Nirma University, 01 – 02 January 2019.

Training of Engineers and Architects on Seismic Retrofitting
Guest Lecturer

Organized by District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), Kamrup Metropolitan District at Assam Administrative Staff College, Khanapara, Guwahati, 20-21 August 2010.

Structural Protection, Repair and Rehabilitation of Buildings

Guest Lecturer

Training of practicing engineers organized by Dr. Fixit Institute of Structural Protection and Rehabilitation in association with Building Materials and Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC) at Don Bosco Institute, Kharghuli, Guwahati, 18-19 March 2010.

Retrofitting of Vulnerable Buildings

Guest Lecturer

Training of Assam PWD engineers organized by Assam State Disaster Management Authority in association with Geohazards International at Assam Administrative Staff College, Khanapara, Guwahati, 16-17 February 2010.

Workshops on Earthquake Resistant Technology
Guest Lecturer

Organized by Revenue and Disaster Management Department, Government of Assam in Guwahati, 27-28 February 2009, 08-09 December 2008, and 05-06 August 2008.

Management Development Programme on Construction Management and Human Resource Development
Guest Lecturer

Organized by Indian Institute of Management Lucknow for engineers of Rural Engineering Services, Government of UP, India at IIM Lucknow campus, January 2004 and December 2004.

Review Workshops on Resource Material in Earthquake Engineering
Guest Lecturer and Organizer

Organized by National Information Centre of Earthquake Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India for graduate students and teachers from engineering colleges across India, 2003 - 2006

 

 

Sponsored Research Projects

Evaluation of Column-to-Beam Flexural Capacity Ratio for Strong-Column WeakBeam Design in RC Buildings, Sponsored by Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India (March 2021 onwards).

Seismic Strengthening of Unreinforced Masonry Buildings using Ferrocement Bands, Sponsored by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India (September 2020 onwards).

Evaluation of Bamboo Houses for Earthquake Resistance, Sponsored by G. B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development, an autonomous institute of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India (June 2019 onwards).

Evaluation of a Strengthening Scheme for Unreinforced Masonry Building using Steel Bands, Sponsored by Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India (October 2014 - October 2019).

Seismic Design Criteria for RC Structures Considering Mainshock-Aftershock Sequence for Northeastern India, Sponsored by Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India (May 2014 - February 2020).

Evaluation and Enhancement of Seismic  Capacity of Assam-type Housing, Sponsored by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India (September 2013 - January 2019).

Performance Based Probabilistic Capacity Models for Concrete Structures subject to Blast Loading, Sponsored by Armament Research Board (ARMREB), Defense Research & Development Organization, Government of India. (May 2013 - May 2016).

Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Building Types in India, Sponsored by National Disaster Management Authority, Government of India. (August 2011-March 2013).

Equivalent Diagonal Strut Properties for Masonry Infills in RC Frames, Sponsored by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India under Fast Track Scheme for Young Scientist. (March 2009 - March 2012).

Retrofitting of Masonry Infilled RC Frames, Sponsored by Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, India under Startup Research Grant Program (February 2009 - December 2012).

 

Major Consultancy Projects

Assessment of Structural Stability of Indian Oil AOD State Office Building at Noonmati, Guwahati after 28 April 2021 Sonitpur, Assam Earthquake.

DGM (Engineering) IndianOil-AOD State Office Noonmati, Guwahati (2021).

Structural Audit of Military Hospital Binnaguri, Binnaguri, West Bengal.

Garrison Engineer (North) Binnaguri (2021).

Structural Assessment of Damaged Hostel Building in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya at Gomati (Tripura)

Central Public Works Department, Tripura (2019).

Structural Assessment of Kendriya Vidyalaya Building at Tura, Meghalaya

Deputy Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Regional Office Silchar (2018).

Structural Assessment of a Collapsed Bailey Bridge over Turini River on NH-150 in Aizawl, Mizoram

Deputy Commissioner, Aizawl, Mizoram (2018).

Investigation on the cracks observed at the top surface of deck lab of the Bridge bearing No. 70/3 (Chainage 69+6255.00 KM) belonging to National Highway Authority of India, Lumding, Hojai, Assam

Simplex Infrastructures, Lamding (2016).

Cost Effective Retrofitting Solution for Open Ground Storey Apartment Buildings in Guwahati

Assam State Disaster Management Authority, Government of Assam (2016-2018).

Non Destructive Testing and Concrete core cutting at Luxmi market and New market in Imphal, Manipur

PWD, Government of Manipur (2016).

Inspection of PEB Hangars at Air Force Station Jorhat

M/s Modern Prefab Systems Pvt Ltd, Gurgaon (2015).

Feasibility study on construction of an additional floor in the administrative building of NRL

Numaligarh Refinery Limited, Golaghat, Assam (2014-2015).

Inspection of quality of fabrication & erection of structure (hanger) at Air Force Station, Borjhar

M/s Modern Prefab Systems Pvt Ltd, Gurgaon (2014).

Review of Seismic Hazard Input for Safety Evaluation of Lower Subansiri Dam

National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) (2014).

Quality evaluation of prestressed porcupine members

Flood and River Erosion Management Agency of Assam (FREMAA), Guwahati (2013).


Seismic design of pier and foundation of bridge over Umiam river at Shella, Meghalaya

PWD (Roads) Meghalaya (2013).


Assessment of structural safety of the war memorial structure at Laitkor, Shillong, Meghalaya

Hindustan Prefab Limited, North Eastern Region, Shillong (2010).


Evaluation of the Degradation of Bank & Post Office Building at Numaligarh Refinery Ltd. and Suggestions for its Rectification

Numaligarh Refinery Limited, Golaghat, Assam (2009).


Assessment of structural safety of additional class rooms in Kendriya Vidyalaya at Lokra, Assam

Arunachal Pradesh Public Works Department, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh (2009).


 

 


Other Responsibilities/Activities

National Level Responsibilities

Quality Improvement Program, All India Council for Technical Education
Principle Coordinator, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021

Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2017
Chairman, September 2016 - August 2017

Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2016
Organizing Vice Chairman, September 2015 - August 2016

Institute Level Responsibilities (IIT Guwahati)

Faculty Forum, IIT Guwahati
Member, Executive Council since March 2020

Internal Complaints Committee (ICC), IIT Guwahati
Member, since December 2019

Centre for Educational Technology, IIT Guwahati
Head, since August 2019

Quality Improvement Program, All India Council for Technical Education
Coordinator, IIT Guwahati since August 2019

Technical Education Quality Improvement Program (TEQIP)
Coordinator, IIT Guwahati since August 2019 - October 2021

National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL)
Coordinator, IIT Guwahati since August 2019

Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN)
Coordinator, IIT Guwahati since August 2019

IITG Substance Abuse Prevention and Remediation Committee
Member, since September 2018

Technical Board, IIT Guwahati
Chairman, February 2014 - October 2015

Institute Hostel Disciplinary Committee, IIT Guwahati
Member, July 2012 - March 2014

Hostel Warden, IIT Guwahati
Warden, Brahmaputra Hostel, August 2011 - March 2014

Warden, Dibang Hostel, July 2010 - July 2011

Associate Warden, Umiam Hostel, July 2008 - July 2010

Purchase Committee, Hostel Affairs Board, IIT Guwahati

Convener, December 2013 - March 2014

Official Language Implementation Committee, IIT Guwahati

Member, January 2010 - April 2013

Hostel Allotment Committee, Hostel Affairs Board, IIT Guwahati
Member from August 2010 - June 2011

Convener, January 2009 - July 2010

Department Level Responsibilities (Civil Engineering)

Teaching Infrastructure Development in CE Department, IIT Guwahati
Coordinator, since July 2020

Departmental Library Committee, IIT Guwahati
Member, Structural Engineering, July 2018 - June 2020

Departmental Undergraduate Curriculum Review Committee, IIT Guwahati
Member, Structural Engineering, July 2014 - July 2016

Departmental Undergraduate Programme Committee, IIT Guwahati
Member, Structural Engineering, July 2012 - July 2014

Structural Engineering Laboratory, IIT Guwahati
Faculty In-Charge, June 2008 - August 2010

Departmental Website, IIT Guwahati
Developer and Faculty-in-Charge, August 2009 - August 2010

Departmental Postgraduate Programme Committee, IIT Guwahati
Member, Structural Engineering, March 2008 - August 2010

 

Conferences/Workshops Attended

Thirteenth North American Masonry Conference, 16-19 June 2019, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Second International Conference on Civil Engineering for Sustainable Development – Opportunities and Challenges (CESDOC 2018), 18-19 December 2018, Assam Engineering College, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Sixteenth World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 9-13 January 2017, Santiago, Chile.

Fifteenth World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 22-28 September 2012, Lisbon, Portugal.

Eighth International Conference on Structural Dynamics, EURODYN 2011, 4-6 July 2011, Leuven, Belgium.

Fourteenth European Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 30 August - 03 September 2010, Ohrid, Macedonia.

Third International Earthquake Symposium, Bangladesh, 05-06 March 2010, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Seismic Design of Concrete Gravity Dams 03-06 March 2009, IIT Kanpur, Kanpur, India.

Fourteenth World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 12-17 October 2008, Beijing, China.

Eighth Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 5-7 December 2007, Singapore.

Third Structural Engineers World Congress, 2-7 November 2007, Bangalore, India.

National Workshop on Science & Technology in Disaster Management - Earthquake, Land Slide & Tsunami, National Disaster Management Authority, Govt. of India, New Delhi, 2-3 April 2007.

Third Indo-German Workshop and Theme Meeting on Seismic Safety of Structures, Risk Assessment and Disaster Mitigation, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India, 12-14 March 2007.

Eighth US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, San Francisco, USA, 17-22 April 2006.

Automation of Structural and Earthquake Engineering - New Advances in Numerical Methods, Computers and Structures Inc. (CSI), New Delhi, India, 19 April 2005.

Second Indo-German Workshop on Seismic Safety of Structures, Risk Assessment and Disaster Mitigation, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India, 15-16 February 2004.

Indo-German Workshop on Earthquake Relief, Universität Karlsruhe, Germany, 24-29 June 2002.

 

 

 

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