Indian Institute of
Technology Guwahati

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Dr. Sajal K. Deb
Professor

Tel: +91-361-258 2402 (O);
                    258 4402 (R);

Fax: +91-361-258 2440

Email: skdeb[AT]iitg.ernet.in

skd.iitg[AT]gmail.com


 

Education


Ph. D. (Earthquake Engineering) 1994 - IIT Roorkee (formerly, University of Roorkee.
M.C.E. (Structural Engineering) 1986 - Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
B.E. (Civil) 1984 - NIT Silchar (formerly, Regional Engineering College, Silchar).
 

 

Professional Experience


B. I. T. Mesra Lecturer 18.06.1986 to 12.11.1986

N.I.T. Silchar Lecturer 14.11.1986 to 25.08.1996

N.I.T. Silchar Asstt. Prof. 26.11.1996 to 30.05.2000

IIT Guwahati Asstt. Prof. 01.06.2000 to 25.06.2003

IIT Guwahati Associate Prof. 26.06.2003 to 10-03-2008

IIT Guwahati Professor 11-03-2008 Onwards


 

Research Interest

 

Passive and semi-active control.

Performance based seismic design.

System identification & structural health monitoring.

Seismic Retrofitting.

 

 

 

Honors/Awards/Medals
 

1. A.S. Arya - IIT Roorkee Research Award 2016 on Disaster Prevention.

2. The Dr. Jai Krishna Medal awarded in the 17th Engineering Congress organized by Institution of Engineers (India) during December, 2002 for the paper titled Dynamic analysis of buildings with yielding truss elements of bilinear characteristics published in the Journal of Civil Engineering, IEI. 

 

Patent (Indian):

Title of the invention: "Elastomeric Seismic Isolation with High Damping Capacity and Manufacturing Method Thereof."  Application No. 201631021115 A, 20/06/2016.



List of Publication:

Book Chapter:

  1. Deb, S.K. (2008), Base Isolation and Energy Dissipation, Chapter 14, Handbook on Retrofit of Reinforced Concrete Building, Narosa Publication.

International Journals:

  1. Ngo, T.V., Deb, S.K. and Dutta, A. (2017), “Mitigation of seismic vulnerability of a prototype low-rise masonry building using U-FREIs”, accepted for publication in Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, ASCE.
  2. Ngo, T.V., Dutta, A. and Deb, S.K. (2017), “Evaluation of horizontal stiffness of fibre-reinforced elastomeric isolators”, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics (Wiley Inter-Science), Vol. 46, pp. 1747-1767.
  3. C. Marthong, A. Dutta and S. K. Deb (2016), “Effect of Cyclic Loading Frequency on the Behaviour of RC Beam-Column Connections”, Journal of Earthquake Engineering, (Taylor & Francis), Vol. 20, pp. 1126-1147.
  4. Das, A., Deb, S.K. and Dutta, A. (2016), "Shake table testing of unreinforced brick masonry building test model isolated by U-FREI", Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics (Wiley Inter-Science), Vol. 45, pp. 263-272.
  5. Marthong, C., Dutta, A. and Deb, S.K. (2016),"Study on size effect of RC and rehabilitated exterior beam-column connections under cyclic loading", European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering, (Taylor & Francis). Vol. 20, No. 5, 586–610.
  6. Marthong, C., Deb, S.K., and Dutta, A. (2016), “Effect of loading rate on the epoxy repaired beam-column connections”, European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering, (Taylor & Francis), http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19648189.2016.1248790.
  7. Das, A., Deb, S.K. and Dutta, A. (2016), “Comparison of Numerical and Experimental Seismic Responses of FREI Supported Un-reinforced Brick Masonry Model Building”, Journal of Earthquake Engineering, (Taylor & Francis), Vol. 20, pp. 1239-1262.
  8. Marthong, C., Dutta, A., and Deb, S.K. (2016), “Experimental Fragility Functions for Exterior RC Beam-Column Connections before and after Rehabilitation”, Earthquake and Structure, (Techno Press, Korea), Vol. 10, No. 6, pp. 1291-1314.
  9. Kheni, D., Scott, R.H., Deb, S.K. and Dutta, A. (2015), "Ductility enhancement in beam-column connections under cyclic loading using HYFRC", ACI Structural Journal, Vol. 112 (2), PP. 167-178. (American Concrete Institute).
  10. Debnath, N, Deb, S.K. and Dutta, A.(2015), "Multi-modal vibration control of truss bridges with tuned mass dampers and general loading", Journal of vibration and control, DOI: 10.1177/1077546315571172 (Sage Publication)..
  11. Das, A., Dutta, A. and Deb, S.K. (2015), "Performance of fiber-reinforced elastomeric base isolators under cyclic excitation", Journal of Structural Control and Health Monitoring,(Wiley Inter-Science), Vol. 22(2), pp.197-220.
  12. Erteleva, O., Aptikaev, F., Baruah, S., Baruah, S., Deb, S.K. and Kayal, J.R. (2014), “Seismic treatment for a maximal credible earthquake in Guwahati city area of northeast India region”, Natural Hazards, (Springer), Vol. 70 (1), 733-753.
  13. Debnath, N., Deb, S.K. and Dutta, A. (2013), “Frequency band wise passive control of linear time invariant structural systems with H∞ optimization”, Journal of Sound and Vibration (Elsevier), Vol. 332 (23), pp. 6044-6062.
  14. Marthong, C., Dutta, A. and Deb, S.K.(2013), “Seismic rehabilitation of RC exterior beam-column connections using epoxy resin injection”, Journal of Earthquake Engineering, (Taylor & Francis), Vol.17 (3), pp. 378-398.
  15. 10. Choudhury, A.M., Deb, S.K. and Dutta, A. (2013), “Study on size effect of FRP retrofitted RC beam-column connections under cyclic loading”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering (NRC Press), Vol. 40 (4) pp. 353-360.
  16. Nath, R.J., Deb, S.K. and Dutta, A. (2013), “ Base isolated RC building – performance evaluation and numerical model updating using recorded earthquake response”, Int. Journal of Earthquakes and Structures (Techno Press, Korea), Vol.4 (5), PP. 471-487.
  17. Debnath, N., Dutta, A. and Deb, S.K. (2012), “Placement of sensors in operational modal analysis for truss bridges”, Mechanical System and Signal Processing (Elsevier), Vol. 31, pp. 196-216.
  18. Borsaikia, A.C., Dutta, A. and Deb, S.K. (2011), “System identification of multistoreyed non- standard shear building using parametric state space modeling”, Journal of Structural Control and Health Monitoring (Wiley Inter-Science), Vol. 18 (4), pp. 471-480.
  19. Scott, R.H., Deb, S.K. and Dutta, A. (2010), “Strain distribution in external reinforced concrete beam-column joint subjected to cyclic loading”, Concrete, Concrete Society, UK, Vol. 44 (6), pp. 57-59.
  20. Dutta, A., Dutta, A., and Deb, S.K. (2008), "Design of Active controller for Quincy Bayview Bridge, Illinois, USA against seismic excitation: Part I: Model updating", Journal of Structural Control and Health Monitoring (Wiley Inter-Science), Vol.15, pp. 1057-1077.
  21. Dutta, A., Deb S.K. and Dutta, A. (2008), "Design of Active controller for Quincy Bayview Bridge, Illinois, USA against seismic excitation: Part II – Control implementation”, Journal of Structural Control and Health Monitoring (Wiley Inter-Science), Vol.15, pp. 1078-1104.
  22. Nath, S.K., Raj, A., Sharma, J., Thingbaijam, K.K.S., Kumar, A., Nandy, D.R., Yadav, M.K., Dasgupta, S., Majumdar, K., Kayal, J.R., Shukla, A.K., Deb, S.K., Pathak, J., Hazarika, P.J., Paul D.K. and Bansal, B.K. (2008), “ Site amplification, Qs , and source parameterization in Guwahati region from seismic and geotechnical analysis”, Seismological Research Letters, Vol.79, No.4, pp.526-539.
  23. Medhi, M., Dutta, A., and Deb, S.K. (2008) “Health monitoring of multistoreyed shear building using parametric state space modeling”, Int. Journal of Smart Structures and Systems, 4(1), pp.47-66. (Techno Press, Korea).
  24. Desu, N.B., Dutta, A. and Deb, S.K. (2007) “Optimal assessment and location of tuned mass dampers for seismic response control of a plan-asymmetrical building”, Int. Journal of Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Vol.26, No.4, pp.459-477. (Techno Press, Korea)
  25. Desu N.B, Deb S.K. and Dutta, A. (2006), “Coupled tuned mass dampers for control of coupled vibrations in asymmetric building”, Journal of Structural Control and Health Monitoring (Wiley Inter-Science), Vol.13, No.5, pp.897-916.
  26. Deb, S.K., Paul, D.K. and Thakkar, S.K.(1997). “Simplified Non-linear Analysis of Base Isolated Buildings subjected to General Plane Motion.” Engg. Computations, Int. Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Software, Vol.14, No. 5, pp.542-557.
 

National Journal:

 Published:

1.  Choudhury, A.M., Dutta, A. and Deb, S.K. (2013), “Effective retrofitting of plain concrete elements using fibre reinforced polymer wrapping”, Journal of Structural Engineering, 39 (6), pp. 687-694.

2.  Laksmi, G.A., Dutta, A. and Deb, S.K. (2008), “Numerical studies of strengthening of beam-column joint under cyclic excitation using FRP composites” Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol.35, No.1, pp.59-65.

3.  Dubey, P.N., Reddy, G.R., Vaze, K.K., Ghosh, A.K. Kushwaha, H.S., and Deb, S.K. (2008), “Performance of Base Isolated RCC Framed Building under actual Earthquake”, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol.35, No.3, pp.195-201.

4.  Shinoj, A.K., Deb, S.K. and Dutta, A. (2008), “Influence of structural modeling on seismic vulnerability assessment of a railway overbridge using fragility curves” Highway Research Bulletin, Indian Road Congress, Vol. 69, No.1 (July-Dec).

5.  Deb, S.K. and Borsaikia, A. (2006), “Design of mass concrete mix for gravity dam based on fineness modulus and geometrical gradation” Indian Concrete Journal, Vo.80, No.1, pp.52-56

6.  Deb, S.K. (2004), “Seismic base isolation – an overview”, Current Science, Vol.87, No.10, pp.1426-1430.

7.  Mathur, S. and Deb, S.K. (2003), “Seismic response control of reinforced concrete setback building with friction dampers” Indian Concrete Journal, Vol. 77(11), pp 1469-1472.

8.  Choudhury, S. and Deb, S.K. (2001), “Dynamic Analysis of Buildings with Yielding Truss Elements of Bilinear Characteristics.” J. of Civil Engg. Div., Institution Engineers, India, Vol.82, No.12, pp.131-135.

International Conferences:

1.  Paul, P.K., Dutta, A. and Deb, S.K.(2015), “System identification and damage detection of RC structure”, Proc. of 5th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering at Crete Island, Greece, 25–27 May 2015.

2.  Kansal, S. and Deb, S.K. (2013), “Shake table test of shear frame structure with elastomeric springs mounted tuned mass”, Proc. of VEESD 2013, Viena, Austria, August 28-30, 2013 (paper no. 126).

3.  Debnath, N., Deb, S.K. and Dutta, A. (2012) “System Identification of the          Saraighat Bridge using Ambient Vibration Data: A Case Study”, Proc. of 15th World Conference in Earthquake Engineering, Lisbon, Portugal, September 24-28, 2012. (Paper ID 1842).

4.  Das, A., Dutta, A., and Deb, S.K. (2012), “Modeling of fiber-reinforced               elastomeric base isolators” Proc. of 15th World Conference in Earthquake Engineering, Lisbon, Portugal, September 24-28, 2012. (Paper ID 1854).

5.  Kheni, D.G., Deb, S.K., and Dutta, A. (2011), “Studies on Toughness of Hybrid Fibre-Reinforced Cementitious Composite Beam” International Conference on Structural Engineering Construction and Management, Kandy, Sri Lanka, December 15-17, 2011.

6.  Marthong, C., Deb, S.K., and Dutta, A. (2011), “Performance of rehabilitated RC beam-column sub-assemblage under cyclic loading”, Proc. of 36th Conference on Our World in Concrete & Structures, Singapore, August 14-16, 2011.

7.  Kumar, K., Dutta, A. and Deb, S.K. (2010), “Multiple crack identification in a beam using genetic algorithm”, Proc. of Tenth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, Valencia, Spain, September 14-17, 2010.

8.  Borsaikia, A.C., Dutta, A. and Deb, S.K. (2010), “Identification of influence of infill walls on lateral stiffness of rc framed structure”, Proc. of 5th International Civil Engineering Conference (CECAR5) together with the Australasian Structural Engineering Conference (ASEC 2010), Sydney, August 8-12, 2010.

9.  Choudhury, A.M., Dutta, A. and Deb, S.K. (2010), “Comparative study of full scale beam-column joints under cyclic loading”, in the proceedings of 3rd International Earthquake Symposium, Dhaka, March 5-6, 2010.

10. Suresh, K., Deb, S.K., and Dutta, A. (2008), “Parametric system identification of  multistoreyed buildings with non-uniform mass and stiffness distribution”, Proc. of  14th WCEE, Beijing, October 12-17, 2008, Paper ID: 05-01-0053.

11. Dutta, A., Deb, S.K., and Dutta A. (2008), “Design of active controller for Bill     Emerson memorial bridge, USA against seismic excitation using updated numerical model”, Proc. of 14th WCEE, Beijing, October 12-17, 2008, Paper ID: 14-0286.

12. Debnath, N., Deb, S.K., and Dutta, A. (2008), “Robust design of TMD for seismic response control of asymmetric soft storey buildings”, Proc. of 14th WCEE, Beijing, October 12-17, 2008, Paper ID: 05-01-0045.

13. Suresh, K., Deb, S.K. and Dutta, A. (2007), “Studies on system identification of multistoreyed buildings based on strong motion data recorded in Guwahati City Region”, Proc. of Int. Conference on Earthquake Hazards and Mitigation (EHAM-07), IIT Guwahati, December 7-8, 2007, pp. 150-154.

14. Nath, S.K., Thingbaijam, K.K.S., Raj, A., Shukla, K., Pal, I., Nandy, D.R., Yadav, M.K., Bansal, B.K., Shukla, A.K., Deb, S.K., Pathak, J., Hazarika, P.J. and Paul, D.K. (2007), “Seismic Scenario of Guwahati City”, Proc. of Int. Conference on Earthquake Hazards and Mitigation (EHAM-07), IIT Guwahati, December 7-8, 2007, pp. 210-219.

15. Dubey, P.N., Reddy, G.R., Deb, S.K., Vaze, K.K., Ghosh, A.K. and Kushwaha, H.S. (2007), “Performance of base isolated RCC framed building under actual earthquake”, Proc. of Int. Conference on Earthquake Hazards and Mitigation (EHAM-07), IIT Guwahati, December 7-8, 2007, pp. 521-529.

16. Kurian, S.A., Deb, S.K. and Dutta, A. (2006), “Seismic vulnerability assessment of a railway overbridge using fragility curves”, Proc. of 2nd Indo-Taiwan Workshop on Seismic Evaluation and Retrofitting of RC buildings, Taipei, Oct. 11-12, 2006, pp.109-117.

17Deb, S.K. and Geddam, V.K. (2006), “Pushover analysis of reinforced concrete buildings with flexible floor diaphragm” Proc. of 1st European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Geneva, Sept. 3-8, 2006, paper no.75.

18. Dutta, A., Deb, S.K. and Medhi, M. (2006), “Parametric system identification technique for damage detection of multistoreyed shear building” Proc. of 1st European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Geneva, Sept. 3-8, 2006, paper no.61.

19. Dutta, A.K., Deb, S.K. and Dutta, A. (2006), “Active control of a cable stayed bridge against multiple support seismic excitations”, Proc. of 13th Symposium of Earthquake Engineering, held at IIT Roorkee, December 18-20, 2006.

20. Dutta, A. K., Deb, S. K. and Dutta, A. (2006), “Active control of cable stayed bridge against seismic excitation: a case study”, Proc. of International Congress on Computational Mechanics and Simulation (ICCMS - 06) held at IIT Guwahati during December 8-10, 2006.

21. Dutta , A., Deb, S.K. and Desu, N.B.(2005), “Optimal design of bi-directional tuned mass dampers for seismic response control of asymmetrical building”, Proc. 9th World Seminar on Seismic Isolation, Energy Dissipation and Active Vibration Control of Structures, Kobe, Japan (June 13-16).

22. Deb, S.K., Dutta, A. and Desu, N.B. (2005), “Optimal design of coupled tuned mass dampers for seismic response control of asymmetric building”, Proc. 9th World Seminar on Seismic Isolation, Energy Dissipation and Active Vibration Control of Structures, Kobe, Japan (June 13-16).

23. Deb, S.K. and Sateesh Kumar, G (2004), “Seismic damage assessment of            reinforced concrete buildings using fuzzy logic”, Proceedings of 13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Vancouver, Paper ID 3098 (CD ROM)

24. Deb, S.K. and Sateesh Kumar, G. (2002). “Seismic Damage Assessment of          Reinforced Concrete Buildings using Fuzzy Logic.” Proc. Of 12th Symposium of Earthquake Engineering, IIT Roorkee, Vol.2, pp.1290-1297.

25. Deb, S.K.(2001). “Nonlinear Dynamic analysis of Buildings Supported by Pure-     Friction Base Isolation System.” First M.I.T. Conf. on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics, Cambridge, MA, USA.

26. Deb, S.K. and Paul, D.K.(2000). “Seismic Response of Buildings Isolated by          Sliding-elastomer Bearings Subjected to Bi-directional Motion.” 12th World Conf. on Earthquake Engineering, Auckland New Zealand.

27. Deb, S.K. and Paul, D.K.(1996). “Simplified Nonlinear Analysis of Base Isolated     Building.” Proc. of 11th World Conf. on Earthquake Engineering, Acapulco, Mexico, Paper No. 1344 (CDROM).

28Deb, S.K.(1998). “Seismic Response of Buildings Supported by Pure-Friction Base Isolation System.” Proc. of Int. Conf. ICTACEM-98, IIT Kharagpur, Paper No. 58(CDROM).

29Deb, S.K. and Choudhury, S.(1998). “Design of Visco-elastic Dampers for Seismic Retrofitting of framed Structures.” Proc. 11th Symposium on Earthquake Engineering, University of Roorkee.

30. Choudhury, S. and Deb, S.K.(1996). “Seismic Response of Buildings with Supplemental Damping Devices.” Proc. of Int. Conf. on Disasters and Mitigation, Madras, pp. 174-185.

31Deb, S.K., Paul D.K. and Thakkar, S.K.(1994). “Seismic Response of Base Isolated R.C. Framed Structure.” Proc. of 10th Symposium on Earthquake Engineering, University of Roorkee, Vol. 1, pp. 315-322.

National Conferences:

1Deb, S.K. (2008), “Emerging Technologies for Earthquake Risk Reduction in        Construction of Buildings”, Proc. Conference on Managing Earthquake Risk, New Delhi, pp. 251-259.

2Deb, S.K., and Choudhury, S.(1997). “Seismic Response of Building with Friction Dampers.” Proc. Structural Engineering Convention 1997, IIT Madras, pp.527-534.

3.  Choudhury, S. and Deb, S.K.(1996). “WEBOPEN – software for Analysis of R.C. Beams with Web Openings.” Proc. of First National Conf. on Computer Aided Structural Analysis and Design, Hyderabad.

4Deb, S.K., Thakkar, S.K. and Paul, D.K. (1990), “Design of laminated rubber      bearing for 1/6th scale test model for shake table testing”, Proc. of 9th Symposium on Earthquake Engineering, University of Roorkee, Vol. 1, pp. 215-224.

 

UG Courses taught/teaching
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PG Courses taught/teaching
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Course Conducted

Short term course coordinated:

1. NPEEE sponsored short-term course on Earthquake resistant design of reinforced concrete buildings held at IIT Guwahati during July 7-13, 2003.

2. UNDP-MHA sponsored short-term course on State-of-practices in Earthquake Engineering held at IIT Guwahati during Jan.16-18, 2004.

3. NPEEE sponsored short-term course on held at IIT Guwahati during Dec 5-9, 2005.

4. NPEEE sponsored short-term course on held at IIT Guwahati during Nov.27-Dec 1, 2006

Conference organization:

Member of the organizing committee - International Workshop on Earthquake Hazard and Mitigation (EHAM 2007) held at IIT Guwahati during December 7-8, 2007.

Project Guidance
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Research/Consultancy Projects

Details of Sponsored R&D Projects:

 

Sl. No.

 

Project Title & Category

 

Sponsor

 

Project Grant (Rs)

 

Remarks

 

 1.

Ductility enhancement of bridge pier using HyFRC Status: ongoing

DST, GOI

8 lakhs

Co-PI

 2.

Identification of building typology in NE India Status: Completed in March, 2014

NDMA, GOI

23 lakhs

Co-PI

 3.

 

Study on role of hybrid fibres on strain distribution in RC beam-column connection subjected to cyclic loading

Royal Society, UK. (in collaboration with Durham University)

Grant through Durham University

    PI

 4.

Verification test of a prototype base isolated three storeyed R.C.C. framed building subjected to actual earthquakes

Category: R&D, Duration: 3 years

Status: Completed in March, 2007

BRNS, DAE, GOI, Mumbai

37.87 lakhs

    PI

 5.

Studies on seismic behaviour of buildings with soft-storey based on dynamic testing

Category: R&D, Duration: 3 years

Status: completed in March 2007

MHRD, GOI

New Delhi

10.00 lakhs

    PI

 6.

National Project on Earthquake Engineering Education (NPEEE) Category: Joint Project of seven IITs & IISc Bangalore for capacity building in Earthquake Engineering

Duration: 3 years, Category: R&D

Status: Completed in March 2007

DST, GOI

New Delhi

 

95.00 lakhs

 

 

PIC- Member, IITG

 

7.

 

Design of a concrete dam under seismic excitation considering fluid-structure interaction

Duration: 3 years, Category: R&D

Status: Completed in 2005

MHRD, GOI

New Delhi

8.00 lakhs

 

  Co-PI

 

8.

 

Earthquake Protection of Buildings using Supplemental Damping Devices

Duration: 3 years, Category: R&D

Status: Completed in 2000

AICTE, New Delhi

4.5 lakhs

   PI

 

9.

 

Installation of strong motion array in Guwahati for site characterization and instrumentation of multistoreyed buildings at Guwahati

Duration: 3 years, Category: R&D

Status: Completed

DST, GOI
New Delhi

94.50
lakhs

   PI

 

10.

 

Verification test of prototype base isolated buildings subjected to dynamic loads

Duration: 3 years, Category: R&D

Status: Ongoing

BRNS, DAE, GOI,
Mumbai

8.63
lakhs

   PI

 

 

Important Consultancy Projects (Jointly with Prof. A. Dutta)

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Client organization

Title of the Project

 

1.

Reserve Bank of India, GOI

Seismic evaluation of the RBI building at Guwahati and FRP based retrofit design for immediate occupancy performance level, 2007-08

2.

NHAI, GOI

Proof Checking of Detailed Structural Design and Drawings of Tunnel under Package AS 23 on East West Corridor, 2008-09.

3.

NHAI, GOI

Dynamic analysis and proof checking of structural design of 13 nos. of major continuous pre-stressed bridges, 2007-09

4.

PWD, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh

Proof checking of structural components of Ropeway, 2008

5.

MeSEB, Shillong

Evaluation of RC Sluice Spillway Dam, 2007

6.

Indian Railway

Proof checking for design of railway over bridge (ROB) with large skew angle, 2006

7.

NHPC, New Delhi

Proportioning of mass concrete for gravity dam at Arunachal Pradesh, 2006

8.

 

PWD, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh

Dynamic analysis and checking of structural design of Cable-suspended bridge (300 m single span) in Arunachal Pradesh, 2006

9.

Assam Gas Company

Design of Foundation for Reciprocating Machine, 2004

10.

Oil India, Duliajan

Design of Workshop Building including Gantry Girder for EOT Crane, 2004

11.

Indian Oil Corporation – Guwahati Refinery

Seismic evaluation of DM plant, Seismic evaluation of administrative building at Guwahati Refinery, 2003

12.

BSNL, Shillong

Design of Communication Towers (roof top), 2003


 
Professional Membership

  • Member Institution of Engineers India.
  • Member of Indian Society of Earthquake Technology.
  • Member of Program Implementation Committee (PIC) of National Project on Earthquake Engineering Education – an initiative of MHRD, Govt. of India.
  • Member – Assam Govt. Hazard safety Cell.
  • Member of National Advisory Committee for National Information Centre for Earthquake Engineering at IIT Kanpur.

Invited Presentation:

• IIT TU9 (Indo-German) workshop, IIT Madras, Nov 30- Dec 3, 2008

• NDMA workshop on Seismic Vulnerability Reduction, organized by Govt. of Tripura, Agartala, Dec 12, 2008

• Workshop on Microzonation, Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore, June 26-27, 2007.

• Second World Forum on Collaborative Research in Earthquake Engineering, European Laboratory for Structural Assessment, Ispra, Italy, March 26-27, 2007.

• Third Workshop on Indo-US Collaborative Research in Hazard Mitigation of Civil Infrastructure, held at IIT Madras, Jan. 16-17, 2007.

• National Workshop on Earthquake Engineering Education in India: Looking Ahead, held at IIT Delhi January 5, 2007.

• Sensitization Workshop on Earthquake Safety held at Agartala, December 2006.

• Sensitization Workshop on Earthquake Safety held at Disaster Mitigation Cell, Govt. of Meghalaya, Shillong, October 2006.

• NICEE Workshop at IIT Kanpur during March, 2006.

• Saitama University-IIT Guwahati Joint Workshop at Advanced Material Laboratory, Saitama University, Japan, June 2005.

• Workshop of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) held at New Delhi on December 21 2005.

• NPEEE Workshop on Development of Earthquake Simulator Test Facility held at Indian Institute of Sciences Bangalore, February, 10-11, 2005.

• Indo-US Joint NEES Workshop held at IIT Bombay, January 3-5, 2005.
• Indo-German Workshop on Seismic Safety of Structures, Risk Assessment & Disaster Mitigation held at IIT Madras during Feb.15-16, 2004.

• NPEEE sponsored National workshop on Introducing Earthquake Engineering in Civil Engineering Curriculum held at IIT Kanpur during August 22-23, 2003.

• Launching workshop of National Project on Earthquake Engineering Education (NPEEE) held at IIT Delhi held during April 5-6, 2003.

• International Workshop on Professional Issues for Earthquake Safety of Built Environment to be organized by World Seismic Safety Initiatives (WSSI) in association with IIT Bombay during December 4-5, 2002.

• DST Expert group meetings on Microzonation of Guwahati City held during 2002 to 2005.

• Indian-German Workshop on Earthquake Relief at Universitat Karlsruhe, Germany during June 24-29, 2002 (participated as a member of Indian delegation).
 

Important Review Works:

1. Review work related to Web-based World Housing Encyclopedia, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, International Association of Earthquake Engineering.

2. Review of Indian Standard Code of Practice IS 13920 Ductile Detailing of Reinforced Concrete Structure subjected to Seismic Forces – under initiative of the Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority.
 

Experiences in academic administration:

1. Member, Building & Works Committee, IIT Guwahati – Nov 2007 to June 2008
2. Convener, IITG Works Monitoring Committee – March 2006 to June 2008
3. Chairman, GATE 2004 (IITG)
4. Chairman, Sports – IITG, 2002 and 2003
5. Vice Chairman, GATE 2002 & 2003 (IITG)
6. Convener, Inter IIT Sports Meet Event Management Committee
7. Laboratory In-charge – Structural Engg., June 2000 to June 2008
8. Convener, DUPC, 2005-2006
9. Member, DUPC, 2007
10. Member, DPPC, 2000-2001
11. Convener, Departmental Library Committee, 2000-2001
 

Laboratory Development Experience:

Setting up teaching and research laboratories:

• Planning of Structural Laboratory at IITG
• Analysis, design and detailing of Three Cell Strong floor (20m x 9m), Strong wall (9m x 6m and 10m x 6m)
• Analysis, design and detailing of Universal Loading Frame - 1000 kN
• Finalization specifications of 200 kN capacity EOT crane, 28m long Hydraulic Hard Line, Two Cooling Towers etc. for Structural Laboratory
• Finalization of specification and installation of Earthquake Simulator Testing Facility (Shake Table): 50 kN Payload, 2.5m x 2.5m
• Finalization of specification and installation of Dynamic Data Acquisition System along with Sensors, Loading Devices and Test Controller etc.

Major equipments procured are:

MTS servo-hydraulic actuator for low performance dynamic testing (upto 2 Hz): one, Capacity- 1000 kN (Comp.), 650 kN (Ten.)

MTS servo-hydraulic actuators for high performance dynamic / earthquake
testing: two, Capacities: � 250 kN and � 100 kN

MTS 4 stations and 4 channels servo controller for test control

MTS 200 lpm capacity hydraulic power pack

MTS 300 lpm hydraulic manifold with accumulator & 28 m long hydraulic hard line
HBM dynamic data acquisition system: 16 / 32 Channels
 

 

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