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Prof. P. C. Ashwin Kumar
P. C. Ashwin Kumar Assistant Professor pcashwin.feq2018[at] +91-01332-285775 Website
Areas of Interest
  • Structural Engineering, Seismic response and design of steel and reinforced concrete structures
  • Structural Engineering, Supplemental damping and energy dissipating devices
  • Structural Engineering, Seismic rehabilitation and retrofitting of steel and concrete structures.
  • Structural Engineering, Large scale testing and simulation study of structural systems.
  • Structural Engineering, Non-destructive assessment of structures
Professional Background
2018ongoingAssistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
20122013Senior Design EngineerEDR Pvt. Ltd.
20102012Design EngineerWSP Global Inc
20072007Guest LecturerGEC Thrissur, Kerala
Honors and Awards
Star Performer AwardWSP Global Inc., India2012
Educational Details
Ph.D.Structural EngineeringIIT Delhi2017
M.Tech.Structural EngineeringIIT Madras2010
B.Tech.Civil EngineeringG. E. C. Thrissur, Kerala2006
Administrative Background
2020OngoingAssociate Dean Infrastructure (Projects) IIT Roorkee
20182020Coordinator, DFSCIIT Roorkee
20182020Cognizance Faculty In-charge IIT Roorkee
  • ISET, Life Member
  • ASCE , Affiliate Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Earthquake Resistant Design of Bridges and Concrete DamsEQ-560P.G./Pre Ph.D.Spring
Introduction to Earthquake EngineeringIEQ-301U.G.Autumn
Earthquake Resistant Design of StructuresEQ-563P.G. / Pre Ph.D.Autumn
Numerical Methods for Dynamic SystemsEQ-513P.G. / Pre Ph.D.Autumn
Projects and Thesis Supervised
Title of ProjectNames of Students
Application of Non-destructive Testing Techniques for Structural Condition Assessment Zeeshan A.
Numerical Study of Aluminium Metallic DampersPavan P. S. R. S.
Seismic Performance Assessment of Mega Braced FramesBanita P.
Investigations to Improve the Seismic Performance of Steel Eccentrically Braced FramesZeeshan M.
Cyclic Performance Assessment of 'I' Sections as BracesHarshit Nagar
Friction Dampers: Design and Durability ChallengesKaveri Prathewraj
Development of Ductile Pre-Qualified Connection for Steel StructuresNikhil Kanwal
Effect of Stiffness Ratio of Dampers on the Seismic Performance of BuildingsSanju Satihal
Investigations to Improve the Seismic Performance of Steel Eccentrically Braced Frames (Contd.)Siddhartha Singh
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Passive earthquake resistant systemsTamilselvan NO2018
Global retrofitting of structuresDevyani TO2018
Special Lectures Delivered
Stability analysis of concrete gravity dams as per IS 6512CEC, IIT Roorkee1st Nov 2018
Typical Failure modes of RCC and masonry Buildings in EarthquakesCEC, IIT Roorkee31st Jan 2019
GIAN Course on ‘Seismic Design of Steel Structures’IIT Delhi21-25, Oct 2019
‘Refresher Course on Building Design and Construction for the Engineers of Tata Steel’CEC, IIT Roorkee16th Jan 2020
Stability analysis of concrete gravity dams as per IS 651212th Sep 2019
‘Design of steel Moment Resisting Frames’ under five day FDP on "Earthquake Resistant Design of Concrete & Steel Moment Resisting frame Buildings"Poornima College of Engineering , Jaipur23rd Sep 2020
‘Steel Passive Devices for Seismic Resilience’ under online short term course on "Modern Materials & Structural Systems for Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure "TKM College of Engineering Kollam, Kerala24th Sep 2020
Books Authored

Book Chapter

  1. Kumar, P. C. A., and Sahoo, D. R. (2015). “Effect of brace configurations on seismic behaviour of SCBFs”, Advances in Structural Engineering Dynamics, Springer, India, Volume 2, 855-868.
Scientific and Technical Reports
  1. Singh Y., Maheshwari B. K., and Kumar P. C. A. (2020). A Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis of a Turbo-Generator Foundation, Report for NTPC.
  2. Singh Y., Jakka R.., and Kumar P. C. A. (2020). Seismic Analysis of Luhri Dam(HEP) Stage-1, Himachal Pradesh, Report for Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (SJVNL), Shimla.
Refereed Journal Papers
  1. Kumar, P. C. A., Sahoo, D. R., and Kumar, N. (2015). “Limiting values of slenderness ratio for hollow circular steel braces of concentrically braced frames", Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 115, 223-235.
  2. Kumar, P. C. A., and Sahoo, D. R. (2016). “Optimum range of slenderness ratio of HSS braces for special concentric braced frames", Advances in Structural Engineering, 19(6), 928-944.
  3. Kumar, P. C. A., Anand, S., and Sahoo, D. R. (2017). “Modified seismic design of concentrically braced frames considering column demands", Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, 46(10), 1559-1580.
  4. Kumar, P. C. A., Sahoo, D. R., and Kumar, A. (2018). “Seismic response of concentrically braced frames with staggered braces in split X configuration”, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 142(3), 5-11.
  5. Patra, P., Kumar, P. C. A., and Sahoo, D. R. (2018). “Cyclic performance of braces with different support connections in special concentrically braced frames”, Key Engineering Materials, 763, 694-701.
  6. Kumar, P. C. A., and Sahoo, D. R. (2018), “Numerical and experimental investigations on inelastic cyclic performance of mid-span gusset plate connections”, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 47(9), 1921-1941.
  7. Kumar, P. C. A., and Sahoo, D. R. (2018). “Fracture Ductility of Hollow Circular and Square Steel Braces under Cyclic Loading”, Thin-walled Structures 130(9), 347-361.
  8. Oinam, R.M., Kumar, P. C. A., and Sahoo, D. R., (2019). “Cyclic performance of steel fiber-reinforced concrete exterior beam-column joints”, Earthquakes and Structures, 16(5), 533-546.
  9. 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”, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 175(12), 106323.