About the Department
The Department of Earthquake Engineering, formerly known as School for Research and Training in Earthquake Engineering (SRTEE) was established at University of Roorkee (Now Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee) in 1960, which has now completed 64 years of excellence in the service of nation. This department happens to be the only one of its kind in the country till date that deals with earthquake engineering problems and challenges.
It is fully interdisciplinary since its existence, bringing together structural and soil engineers, geologist and seismologist working as a team under one roof. The Department is engaged in teaching at Post Graduate level and conducting basic and applied research proceeding upto Ph.D. programmes along with developing Indian Standards and also training of field engineers in various aspects of earthquake engineering. Moreover, the Department of Earthquake Engineering is actively involved in carrying out sponsored research and consultancy projects through self-guiding state-of-art test facilities having capability to convert research on paper into technology for field implementation.
Departmental Highlights
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Pseudo-Dynamic Structural Test Facility
1000 kN & 500 kN Fatigue Rated Servo Hydraulic Actuactors has been procured by the lab.
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17th Symposium on Earthquake Engineering (17SEE)
The Department has been conducting Symposium on Earthquake Engineering (SEE) every fourth year since 1959. Following this tradition, the 17th edition of the symposium (17SEE) is scheduled to be held from 14th to 17th of November, 2022.
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Team DEQ Finalist at Tata Steel's Flagship Event (MaterialNEXT)
MaterialNext is Tata Steel's flagship program across India and is based on themes and issues that Tata Steel has already identified. This year, the themes were innovation in sustainability and materials, and 166 teams from 56 institutions across India participated in the competition. 8 teams...
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1st Webinar Series on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
The 1st Webinar Series on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (will be held online during November 2021 to October 2022 A number of webinars by academician, eminent scientist or practicing engineer of international repute will be delivered online through social platform Cisco Webex.
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UPCOMING EVENTS
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May 2024
Shortlisted Candidates for the PhD Interview - 2024-25
List of Shortlisted Candidates for the PhD Interview - 2024-25
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Jun
Guest Lecture on Hybrid testing and Simulation of Structures under Earthquake and Fire Scenarios
Different types of test methods are available to investigate the seismic behavior of structures and their components. The selection of a particular method is not only dependent on the objectives of the study but also constraints on the available resources and costs. In this lecture, a brief background on the conventional and advanced test methods will be presented... (read more)
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Nov
List of shortlisted candidates- PhD 2023-24
14
Nov
17th Symposium on Earthquake Engineering (17SEE)
The Department has been conducting Symposium on Earthquake Engineering (SEE) every fourth year since 1959. Following this tradition, the 17th edition of the symposium (17SEE) is scheduled to be held from 14th to 17th of November, 2022.
What's New
Congratulations Prof. Pankaj Agarwal ,Dr. Naveen Kumar and Dr. Siva, for the Grant of Indian Patents
Research Test Facilities
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Foundation Lab
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Pseudo-Dynamic Structural Test Facility
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Quasi-Static Airbag Test Facility
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Soil Dynamics Lab
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Seismological Observatory
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Shake Table Test Facility
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Shock Table Test Facility
Recent Publications
Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 292, 109638
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Nambirajan, T., Kumar, P. C. A., Aggarwal, S. and Gurudutt, A., (2023).
“Uncoupled fracture model for E250, E350, and E450 grades of structural steel under monotonic loading”
Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering (Springer)
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Padalu, P. K. V. R., and Singh, Y. (2022).
“Seismic Safety Evaluation Methodology for Masonry Building and Retrofitting using Splint and Bandage Technique with Wire Mesh”
Earthquake Spectra, 1–25
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Pachappoyil, N. S., and Agarwal, P. (2021).
“Cyclic evaluation of energy-dissipating hysteretic infilled reinforced concrete frame: A novel approach as low-cost passive energy–dissipating device”
Contribution to Geophysics and Geodesy, 50 (1), 135-159.
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Narayan, J.P., Singh, P., and Verma, S. (2020).
“Quantification of role of impedance contrast in site-city-interaction effects on the response of building and basin”
Engineering Structures
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Padalu, P. K. V. R., Singh, Y., and Das, S. (2020).
"Analytical modelling of out-of-plane flexural response of unreinforced and strengthened masonry walls"
Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 175 (12), 106323
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Ghowsi, A.F., Sahoo, D.R. and Kumar, P.C.A., (2020).
“Cyclic tests on hybrid buckling-restrained braces with Fe-based SMA core elements”
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Faculty
70
Ph.D. In-Progress
25
Supporting Staff
07
Giant Testing Facilities
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Join Us
Prospective Faculty
The department wholeheartedly welcomes ambitious individuals who have an unrelenting passion for advancing their knowledge in the area of earthquake engineering and joining various research and teaching positions.
Prospective Ph.D. Students
With expertise in the fields of geology, geophysics, remote sensing, seismology, geotechnical engineering and structural engineering under one roof, the Department offers a perfect ecosystem for prospective students and faculties to learn and execute multi-disciplinary studies related to earthquakes and seismic safety.
Prospective PG Students
Cutting-edge labs and computational resources offer boundless opportunities to pursue research goals. Join us in building upon our legacy of advancing seismic resilience through pioneering research and national code development.