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Dr. Pankaj Agrawal
Dr. Pankaj Agrawal Professor panagfeq[at]iitr.ac.in +91-01332-285317
Areas of Interest
  • Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures
  • Low-strength masonry buildings
  • Repair and retrofitting of masonry and reinforced concrete buildings
Professional Background
FromToDesignationOrganisation
07-10-2009till dateAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Earthquake Engineering, IIT Roorkee
29-09-200406-10-2009Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Earthquake Engineering, IIT Roorkee
28-06-200128-09-2004LecturerDepartment of Earthquake Engineering, IIT Roorkee
Honors and Awards
AwardInstituteYear
Indian Service of Engineering Award 2002 Khosla Research Prize and Medal 2002
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
B.Tech.Civil EngineeringG.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar1989
M.E.Earthquake EngineeringUniversity of Roorkee1994
Ph.D.Earthquake EngineeringUniversity of Roorkee2000
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Seismic Design of Soft Storey in RC Buildings based on Analytical and Experimental studyDST, New Delhi2008
Seismic studies, Up-gradation and Maintenance of Instrumented Multi-storyed buildingsDST, New Delhi2007
Instrumentation in Multi-storied Buildings in India for Seismic PerformanceDST, New Delhi2002
Performance Based Design of Masonry BuildingsDST, New Delhi2007
Structural Health Monitoring of Multi-storied RC BuildingsMHRD, New Delhi2006
Quasi-static Testing of Low cost Non-Engineered ConstructionAICTE, New Delhi2001
Model Testing of Masonry Houses on Shock Table to Study of ER and Retrofitting MeasuresDST, New Delhi1997
Memberships
  • Indian Society of Earthquake Technology, Life Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Earthquake Resistant Design of Bridges and DamsEQ-560P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Autumn
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Seismic Response of an Instrumented Building Including Soil Structure InteractionJitendra P. SinghA
Low Cost distributed Base Isolation for Brick Masonry BuildingRadhikesh P. NandaA
Damage Detection of Structures using Modal Parameters and Neural NetworkHemant Kr. VinayakA
Behavior of Integral Abutment Bridges under Temperature Effect and Seismic ExcitationPradeep Kr. T.VA
Health Monitoring of RC Building using Vibration MeasurementsVarinder S. KanvarA
Nonlinear Modeling of Soft Storey RC Frame based on Cycle Testing of ComponentsVVS Surya Kr. DadiA
Performance Based Seismic Design of Steel frame Building using Energy Balance CriterionPrahlad PrasadA
Seismic Retrofitting of Massive Brick Masonry Historical BuildingsAnshu TomarO2008
Evaluation of Various Hinge Models using Pushover AnalysisDivya ShreeO2011
Cyclic Evaluation of RC Components using High Performance MaterialsR. Siva ChidambaramO2011
Seismic Risk Evaluation of Concrete Gravity DamsInteaz AnsariO2012
Seismic Performance Evaluation of Interlocking Block Masonry Under Cyclic LoadingAmit GoyalO2013
National International Collaboration
TopicOrganisationLevel
Distributed base isolation system for rural housingNational Building Institute, Ljubljana, SloveniaResearch P
Books Authored

Proceedings Books

  • More than 50 papers in  National and International Conferences, Workshop, Seminars
  • Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures which was initially published by Prentice-Hall of India, New Delhi, 2006.Twelth reprints of this book has come in January 2014.
Refereed Journal Papers
J.P. Singh, Pankaj Agarwal, Ashok Kumar and S.K. Thakkar (2014), Identification of Modal Parameters of a Multistoried RC Building using Ambient Vibration and Strong Vibration Records of Bhuj Earthquake, 2001”, Journal of Earthquake Engineering. DOI: 10.1080/13632469.2013.856823
 
Pankaj Agarwal, Ankit Gupta and Rachanna G. Angadi (2014), “ Effect of FRP Wrapping on Axial Behavior of Concrete and Cyclic Behavior of External RC Beam Column Joints”, KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering , DOI 10.1007/s12205-014-0259-y
 
Varinder S. KanwarR. P. Singh, Naveen Kwatra & Pankaj Agarwal (2014), “Monitoring of RCC Structures affected by Earthquakes”, Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, DOI:10.1080/19475705.2013.866984
 
V. V. S. Surya Kumar Dadi and Pankaj Agarwal (2013) “Updating of Nonlinear Analytical Modeling of Soft Storey RC Frame Building Models Based on Cyclic Test Results”, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering. 11:1493–1515. DOI 10.1007/s10518-013-9434-7.
 
Surya Kumar Dadi, V. V. S. and Agarwal, Pankaj (2013) “Influence of Reinforcement Characteristics on Non-Linear Performance Evaluation of Confined Beam-Column Joints under Cyclic Loading”, Advances in Civil Engineering Materials -An ASTM International's premier civil engineering journal, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 201–217.
 
J.P. Singh, Pankaj Agarwal, Ashok Kumar and S.K. Thakkar (2013), “Updating of FEM Models of An Instrumented G+9 RC Building Using Measured Data from Strong Motion and Ambient Vibration Survey”, Earthquakes and Structures - An International Journal of Earthquake Engineering & Earthquake Effects on Structures, Vol. 4, No. 3 , 325-339 .
 
Dadi, VVSSK & Agarwal, P (2013), “Cyclic Performance Evaluation of Unconfined and Confined Beam-Column Joint Specimens with Different Type Of Reinforcing Characteristics as per ASCE/SEI 41-06”, Australian Journal of Structural EngineeringTechnical Journal from Engineering Australia, ISSN: 13328 – 7982, Vol. 14, No. 3.
 
Dadi, V. V. S. S. K. & Agarwal, P. (2013), The Effect of Compressed Infill Panels on Cyclic Performance of Exterior Beam-Column Joints”, Australian Journal of Structural EngineeringTechnical Journal from Engineering Australia, ISSN: 13328 – 7982, Vol. 14, No. 3.
 
Radhikesh P. Nanda, Pankaj Agarwal and Manish Shrikhande (2012) Suitable Friction Sliding Materials for Base isolation of Masonry Buildings”, Shock and Vibration, ISSN: 1070 – 9622, Vol. 19, 1327-1339.
 
Radhikesh .P. Nanda, Pankaj Agarwal and Manish Shrikhande (2012). “Base Isolation by Geosynthetic for Brick Masonry Buildings,Journal of Vibration and Control, Vol. 18, Number 06, 903-910.
 
Brijesh Singh and Pankaj Agarwal (2012). “Influence of Foundation and Reservoir on the Linear Dynamic Response of a High Concrete Gravity Dam,” International Journal of Dam Engineering, Vol. XXII, Issue 3, PP 251-265.
 
Radhikesh .P. Nanda, Manish Shrikhande and Pankaj Agarwal (2012).) “Effect of Ground Motion Characteristics on the Pure Friction Isolation System,Earthquakes and Structures - An International Journal of Earthquake Engineering & Earthquake Effects on Structures, Vol. 3, Number 02, 169-180.
 
R.P. Nanda, P. Agarwal and M. Shrikhande (2012). “Base Isolation System suitable for Masonry Buildings,Asian Journal of Civil Engineering (Building and Housing), Vol. 13, No. 02, PP. 195-202.
 
Gopen Paul and Pankaj Agarwal (2012). “Experiment Verification of Seismic Evaluation of RC Frame Buildings Designed as per Previous IS codes before and after Retrofitting by Using Steel Bracing,” Asian Journal of Civil Engineering (Building and Housing), Vol. 13, No. 02, PP. 165-180.
 
H.K. Vinayak, Ashok Kumar, Pankaj Agarwal and S.K. Thakkar (2012). “NN Based Damage Detection in Multi-storey Buildings from Modal Parameters Change,” ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, in press.
 
Vijay Namdev Khose, Yogendra Singh and Pankaj Agarwal (2011). “Distress Investigation and Retrofit of a Pyramid Shaped RC Building for Thermal and Seismic Effects,ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol. 25, N0. 3. 181-188.
 
R.P. Nanda, P. Agarwal and M. Shrikhande (2011). “Retrofitting of Masonry Buildings by Base Isolation,” International Journal on Transportation and Urban Development, Vol. 1, No. 01, 44-47.
 
H.K. Vinayak, Ashok Kumar, Pankaj Agarwal and S.K. Thakkar (2010). “Damage Behavior Study of an RC Frame Model under Quasi-Static Testing,” The Indian Concrete Journal, Vol. 84, No. 08, 41-44.
 
R.P. Nanda, P. Agarwal and M. Shrikhande (2010). “Friction Base Isolation by Geotextiles for Brick Masonry Buildings,Geosynthetics International, Vol. 17, Number 01, 48-55.
 
H.K. Vinayak, Ashok Kumar, Pankaj Agarwal and S.K. Thakkar (2010). “Neural Network-Based Damage Detection from Transfer Function Change,Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 14, Number 05, 771-787
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Kanvar, V., Kwatra, N., Agarwal, Pankaj and Singh, R.P (2010). “Use of Vibration Measurements in Health Monitoring of Reinforced Concrete Building,International Journal of Structural Integrity, Vol. 1, No 3, 209-232.
 
Ankit Gupta and Pankaj Agarwal (2010). “Cyclic Behaviour of Confined and Unconfined RC Beam-Column Joint,International journal of Earth Science and Engineering, SPL Issues, IJEE ACSGE Issue 3, 671-684.
 
Brijesh Singh and Pankaj Agarwal (2009). “Seismic Response of High Concrete Gravity Dam-Reservoir- Foundation Effect,Journal of South Asia Studies, Vol. 2, Number 2, 41-57.
 
Kanvar, V., Kwatra, N., Agarwal, P. and Gambir, M.L (2008). “Evaluation of Dynamic Parameters of a Three- storey RCC Building Model using Vibration TechniquesJournal of the Institution of Engineers (India), Vol. 88, No. 4, 13-17.
 
Kanvar, V., Kwatra, N., Agarwal, P. and Gambir, M.L (2008). “Health monitoring of RCC building Model Experimentally and its Analytical Validation,International Journal of Engineering Computations, Vol. 25, Issue 7, 677 – 693.
 
Kanvar, V., Kwatra, N. and Agarwal, P. (2007). “Damage Detection for framed RCC Building using ANN Modeling, International Journal of Damage Mechanics, Vol. 16, No. 4, 457-472.
 
Kanvar, V., Agarwal, P, Kwatra, N.and Gambir, M.L (2006). “Vibration Monitoring of an RCC Building ModelRIMT Journal of Strategic Management & Information Technology, Vol. 3, Number 3 and 4, July - December, 43 – 52
 
Agarwal, Pankaj and Thakkar, S. K. (2004) “A Comparative Study of Strengthening and Retrofitting Measures for Unreinforced Brick Masonry under Cyclic Testing,” Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 6, 2004, 839-863.
 
Agarwal Pankaj and Thakkar S.K. (2003).A Summary of article - An Experimental Study of Effectiveness of Seismic Strengthening and Retrofitting Measures in Stone Masonry Houses,Earthquake Hazard Center News Letter, New Zealand , Vol. 7, No.1, 3-5.
 
Agarwal, Pankaj and Thakkar, S. K. (2002). “An Experimental Study of Effectiveness of Seismic Strengthening and Retrofitting Measures in Stone Masonry Buildings,” Journal of European Earthquake Engineering, Vo. 16(3), 48-64.
 
Agarwal, Pankaj and Thakkar, S. K. and Dubey R. N. (2002). “Seismic Performance of Reinforced Concrete Buildings During Bhuj Earthquake of January 26, 2001”, ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Sept. 2002.
 
Chandra, B., Thakkar, S. K., Basu, S., Kumar, A., Shrikhande, M., Agarwal, P. and Bansal, M. K. (2002). “Strong Motion Records,” Earthquake Spectra 2001, Bhuj India Earthquake Reconnaissance Report, Section 2, Vol.18, 53-66.
 
Kumar, A., Thakkar, S. K., Bharagava, A., Dubey, R. N., Agarwal, P., Basu, S., and Shrikhande, M. (2002). “Records of Instrumented Buildings and Study of Structural Response of Staff Quarters Building of Regional Passport Office, Ahmedabad for Bhuj Earthquake of January 26, 2001Memoir 54, Earthquake Studies in Peninsular India (editor H.K. Gupta and G.D. Gupta), Geological Society of India, Banglore.
 
Agarwal, Pankaj and Thakkar, S. K. (2001). “A Comparative Study of Brick Masonry House Model under Quasi-static and Dynamic Loading”, ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Vol.38, No. 2-4. 103-122.
 
Agarwal, Pankaj and Thakkar, S. K. (2001) “ Study of Adequacy of Earthquake Resistance and Retrofitting Measures of Stone Masonry Buildings”, Research Highlights in Earth Systems Science, DST Special Vol.2, on ‘Seismicity’ (Editor O. P. Verma), Published by Indian Geological Congress,(August 2001), pp 327-335.
Miscellaneous
  • Distance Education Programme A distance education course in the new format known as DEIW (Distance, Electronic, Interactive and Workshop) was started in 2003 for the practicing design Engineers and Architects of the country to impart the knowledge of earthquake engineering for their professional development. The main advantage of this course was that the professionals, who were unable to attend the short term courses being organized in a traditional manner at various institutions due to shortage of time, suitability of schedule and long distances, were benefitted from the DEIW course . It was organized in four synchronized modes, (1) D- learning (Distance learning): The course material was sent to the participants in four modules including assignments at an interval of about 45 days; (2) E- learning (Electronic learning): The participants had an opportunity to raise queries or seek clarifications of their doubts about the subject through e-mail; (3) I- learning (Interactive learning): Every participant was extended welcome to visit DEQ personally to interact with the concerned faculty during the course and (4) W- learning (Workshop learning): A two days workshop was held at the end of the course in which panel discussions, group discussions and special invitee lectures were delivered. This course was very well responded and accepted by the participants