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Dr.J.P.Narayan
J.P. Narayan Professor jaypnfeq[at]iitr.ac.in 91-01332-285127 Website
Areas of Interest
  • Earthquake Ground Motion Simulation, Development of viscoelastic Finite-difference Algorithms
  • ., Site and site-city interaction effects on groung motion
  • Seismic Microzonation
  • Macroseismic field observation
Professional Background
FromToDesignationOrganisation
2014ContinueProfessorIIT Roorkee
20052014Associate ProfessorIIT Roorkee
19992005Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Roorkee
19961999LecturerUniversity of Roorkee
19941996Project FellowBHU, Varanasi
20012005Co-EditorISET Journal of Earthquake Technology
Honors and Awards
AwardInstituteYear
INSA Young Scientist AwardINSA, New Delhi1998
A.K. Bose Memorial AwardINSA, New Delhi2003
Khosla Research Prize and a MedalIIT Roorkee2001
ISET VH Joshi AwardISET Roorkee2007
JRF (DRS Scheme)BHU, Varanasi1990
SRF (DRS Scheme)BHU, Varanasi1992
UGC Studentship BHU, Varanasi1989
Endowment Fund BHU, Varanasi1990
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
Ph.D.GeophysicsBanaras Hindu University 1994
M.Sc.TechGeophysicsBanaras Hindu University 1990
B.Sc.(Hons)Phy., Math. & Chem.Banaras Hindu University 1986
Administrative Background
FromToDesignationOrganisationLevel
June 1997Oct. 2010O.C. Maintenance, Watch & Ward etc. DEQ, IIT Roorkee
19982010O.C. Annual ReportDEQ, IIT Roorkee
July 2010July 2012Member Board of StudiesIIT Roorkee
Oct 2010April 2013O.C. Academic ProgrammeDEQ, IIT Roorkee
Aug 2013ContinueO.C. AccountsDEQ, IIT Roorkee
2015ContinueChairman, DRCIIT Roorkee
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Numerical simulation of effects of topography on ground motion characteristics for earthquake disastCSIR, New Delhi2011
Development of 3D fourth order finite difference algorithm for strong ground motion simulation MoES New Delhi2009
Aggravation factors for seismic microzonation of Chhattarpur basin, New Delhi.EREC-IMD, New Delhi2006
Site-specific strong ground motion prediction and study of local site effects using 2.5D and 3D simuDST, New Delhi2003
Broadband seismograph network for modelling of earthquake source and upper crust in the Garhwal KumaDST, New Delhi2002
Numerical simulation of strong ground motionINSA, New Delhi1999
Engineering perspective of strong ground motion simulationUGC Minor Project1998
Participation in seminars
NamePlaceSponsored ByDate
Signal Processing and Modelling of Geosignatures for Exploration of Oil and Natural Gas BHU, Varanasi DST, etc.Feb 1991
Modelling in Earth sciences" with special reference to 'Tectonics and volcanism in the Deccan volNGRI, HyderabadDST, etc.1991
18th Annual Convention of Association of Exploration Geophysicists and Seminar on Exploration GeophyJaipur DST, etc.1992
National conference on earthquake processes and seismic hazard BHU, Varanasi DST, etc.July 1994
20th & 21st Annual Convention of Association of Exploration Geophysicists and Seminar on ExplorationBangaloreDST, etc.1994
Earthquake disaster preparedness Department of Earthquake Engineering, University of RoorkeeDST, etc,Oct.1997
Seismology and Earthquake Processes (SEP-IV)Department of Earthquake Engineering, University of RoorkeeDST, etc.Apr.1998
11SEE Symposium on earthquake engineeringUniversity of RoorkeeDST, etc.Dec. 1998
Annual meeting for INSA Young Scientists Award INSA, New DelhiINSAMarch, 99
Symposium on experiences of earthquake risk managementNational Society of Earthquake Technology (NSET) NEPALUnknownJan 2000
International conference on seismic hazard with particular reference to Bhuj earthquake of Jan. 26, IMD, New DelhiDST, etc.0000-00-00
12SEE Symposium on earthquake engineeringIIT RoorkeeDST, etc.Dec. 2002
13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (13WCEE)Vancouver, B.C., CanadaunknownAug 2004
National seminar on developments in geophysical sciences in India, Department of Geophysics BHU, VaranasiDST, etc.Nov. 2005
13SEE Symposium on earthquake engineeringIIT RoorkeeDST, etc.Dec. 2006
14SEE Symposium on earthquake engineeringIIT RoorkeeDST, etc.Dec. 2010
15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (15WCEE)Lisbon, PortugalunknownSept. 2012
15SEE Symposium on earthquake engineeringIIT RoorkeeMoESDec. 2014
Memberships
  • Indian Association of Exploration Geophysicists (AEG), Life Member
  • Indian Society of Earthquake Technology (ISET), Life Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Advanced Seismic MicrozonationEQ:534M.Tech.Spring
Seismological modeling and simulationEQ:531M.Tech.Autumn
Projects and Thesis Supervised
Title of ProjectNames of Students
Numerical simulation of Strong Ground Motion using shear dislocation sourcesArvind Kumar
Numerical study of local site effects on the characteristics of Strong Ground MotionSanjay Kumar Mittal
Seismic stratigraphic modelling Bhuvaneshwar Singh
Seismic discrimination of sand shale ratioSudesh Kumar
Effect of topography on strong ground motion characteristics: A numerical studyP.V. Prasad Rao
Seismic microzonation of DelhiK. Sambasivarao
Numerical study of characteristics of basin-edge induced surface waves and associated differential gShailesh Pratap Singh
The detection of a very thin layer of sand saturated with oil and water Sucheta Guleria
Spectral analysis of surface waves and ambient noise for microzonation of Dehradun CityAnsul Kumar
Effects of strong lateral discontinuity on ground motion characteristics and aggravation factorAlka A. Richharia
Study of characteristics of basin transduced Rayleigh waves in Ganga basin and its engineering perspBhushan Mhaiske Bhimrao
Seismic microzonation of Calcutta cityAmit Shiuly
Amplification of surface waves’ Raj Kumar
Quantification of site-city interaction effects on ground motion characteristics in basinNeeraj Kumar
Effects of surface topography on ground motion characteristics’ Mohd. Yasir Arafat
Quantification of Topography Effects on Ground Motion for seismic microzonationMr. Arbendra Kumar
Study of effects of Underground Cavity on the characteristics of Surface WavesDeepak Kumar
‘Quantification of effects of 2D Basin on In-Plane Ground Motion for seismic microzonation’ Mr. Pavan Kumar Singh
Effects of valleys in hilly areas on the in-plane ground motion Mradul Schan
Site-city-interaction effects on ground motion characteristics Parla Rajesh
Quantification of tunnel effects on ground motion Dhanashri M. Bankar
Research Scholar Groups
Scholar NameInterest
Mr. Laxaman KumarKinematic earthquake rupture simulation
Neeraj KumarSite-city-interaction effects on ground motion
Mr. Lav JoshiStrong ground motion simulation
Mr. Manoj KumarTopography effects on earthquake ground motion
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Finite difference simulation of basin-edge induced and transduced surface wavesSanjay KumarA2004
Finite-difference simulation of topography effects on ground motionVinay KumarA2009
Numerical simulation of site and site city interaction effects on ground motionMs. D. SaharA2010
Finite-difference simulation of 3D basin effects on ground motion characteristicsMr. KamalA2010
Special Lectures Delivered
TitlePlaceDate
Complex mode transformation and spectral amplification of basin transduced Rayleigh wavesIIT RoorkeeDec. 2010
National International Collaboration
TopicOrganisationLevel
Seismic microzonationEREC, IMD, New DelhiResearch P
Damage survey of Chamoli earthquakeNSET, NepalResearch P
Books Authored
  1. Contributed a chapter ‘Engineering Seismology’ in “Earthquake Resistannt Design of Structures” (Eds. Agarwal, P. and Shrikhande, M.), 1-43, Prentice Hall of India, 2006.
  2. Jabalpur Earthquake of May 22, 1997: Reconnaissance Report, Published by Department of Earthquake Engineering, UOR, Roorkee, 1997, pp.1-101.
  3. A Report on ‘Chamoli Earthquake March 29, 1999, Published by Department of Earthquake Engineering, UOR, Roorkee, 2000, pp.1-89.
Refereed Journal Papers

Papers in Refereed Journals (Seventy Two)

  1. International Journals: (Fifty three)
  1. J.P. Narayan and A. Kumar (2017) Quantification of effects of shape and shape-ratio of ridge and valley on the Rayleigh wave characteristics, JET (Accepted)
  2. Neeraj Kumar and J.P. Narayan (2017) Quantification of site-city-interaction effects on the building response under double resonance condition, GJI (doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggx397).
  3. J.P. Narayan, P.K. Singh and Kamal (2016) Study of role of various parameters affecting the characteristics of basin generated surface waves and associated spatial variation of ground motion in 2D basins, Int. Jr. Geo-Engg., 7, 1-19 (DOI, 10.1186/s40703-016-0031-x)
  4. D. Sahar and J.P. Narayan (2016) Quantification of modification of ground motion due to urbanization in a 3D basin using viscoelastic finite-difference modelling, Natural Hazards, 81, 779-806. (DOI 10.1007/s11069-015-2105-z).
  5. D. Sahar and J.P. Narayan (2016) Quantification of 3D basement focusing effects on ground motion characteristics, Jr. of Seismology,  20, 167-183 (DOI 10.1007/s10950-015-9518-8).
  6. Kamal  and J.P. Narayan (2016) study of effects of sediment-damping, impedance contrast and size of semi-spherical basin on the focusing and trapping of the basin-generated surface waves, JEE, 20, 406–427 (DOI 10.1080/13632469.2015.1085461).
  7. Kamal and J.P. Narayan (2015) A study of effects of curvature of synclinal basement topography on ground motion characteristics, Geofizika, 32, 1-25, DOI: 10.15233/gfz.2015.32.3.
  8. JP Narayan, D. Kumar and D. Sahar (2015) Effects of complex interaction of Rayleigh waves with tunnel on the free surface ground motion and the strain across the tunnel-lining, Natural Hazards, 79, 479-495 (DOI 10.1007/s11069-015-1853-0).
  9. Kamal  and J.P. Narayan (2015) 3D basin-shape-ratio effects on frequency content and spectral amplitudes of basin-generated surface waves and associated spatial ground motion amplification and differential ground motion, Jr. Seism., 19, 293-316.
  10. D. Sahar J.P. Narayan and Neeraj Kumar (2015) Study of role of basin-shape  in the site-city-interaction effects on the ground motion characteristics, Natural Hazards, 75, 1167-1186.
  11. J.P. Narayan and V. Kumar (2015) A numerical study of effects of ridge-weathering and ridge-shape-ratio on the ground motion characteristics, Jr. of seismology, 19, 83-104.
  12. J.P. Narayan, M.Y. Yasir and Kamal (2015) A numerical study of effects of valley-weathering and valley-shape-ratio on the ground motion characteristics, Acta Geophysica, 63, 154-175.
  13. J.P. Narayan and D. Sahar (2014) 3D viscoelastic finite-difference code and modelling of basement focusing effects on ground motion characteristics, Computational Geosciences, 18, 1023-1047.
  14. J.P. Narayan and R. Kumar (2014) spatial spectral amplification of basin-transduced Rayleigh waves, Natural Hazard, 71, 751-765
  15. J.P. Narayan and V. Kumar (2014) P-SV wave time-domain finite-difference algorithm with realistic damping and a combined study of effects of sediment rheology and basement focusing, Acta Geophysica, 62, 1214-1245.
  16. Amit Shiuly, V. Kumar and J.P. Narayan (2014) Scenario of ground motion amplification in Kolkata megacity (India) for seismic microzonation and risk assessment, Acta Geophysica, 62, 425-450.
  17. J.P. Narayan and V. Kumar (2013) A fourth-order accurate finite-difference program for the simulation of SH-wave propagation in heterogeneous viscoelastic medium, Geofizika, 30, 173-189.
  18. Vinay  Kumar and  J.P. Narayan (2013) Study of combined effects of sediment rheology and anticlinal basement topography on ground motion characteristics, Geofizika, 30, 75-93.
  19. J.P. Narayan (2012), Effects of angle of incidence of SH-wave on the characteristics of SLD-induced Love waves, Jr. Earthquake and Tsunami, 6, 1250006(1)- 1250006(21),  (DOI: 10.1142/S1793431112500066).
  20. J.P. Narayan (2012), Effects of P-wave and S-wave impedance contrast on the characteristics of basin transduced Rayleigh waves, Pure and Applied Geophys., 169, 693-709 (DOI 10.1007/s00024-011-0338-7).
  21. Amit  Shiuly and J.P. Narayan (2012) seismic microzonation of Kolkata city (India), Natural Hazards, 60, 223-240.
  22. J.P. Narayan and S. Kumar (2010), (2,4) Parsimonious staggered grid P-SV wave FD algorithm with VGR-stress imaging technique and variable grid size, Geofizika, 27, 45-68.
  23. J.P. Narayan (2010), effects of impedance contrast and soil thickness on the basin transduced Rayleigh waves and associated differential ground motion, Pure and Applied Geophys., 167,1485-1510. (DOI 10.1007/s00024-010-0131-z).
  24. J.P. Narayan and S. Kumar (2010), Study of effects of focal depth on the characteristics of Rayleigh waves using finite difference method, Acta Geophysica, 58, 624-644.
  25. J.P. Narayan and S. Kumar (2009), Effects of soil layering on the characteristics of basin-edge induced surface waves and associated spatial Variability and aggravation factor, Acta Geophysica, 57, 294-310.
  26. Kumar and J.P. Narayan (2008), Implementation of absorbing boundary conditions in a 4th order accurate SH-wave staggered grid finite difference algorithm with variable grid size, Acta Geophysica, 56, 1090-1108.
  27. J.P. Narayan and Alka A. Richharia (2008), Effects of strong lateral discontinuity on ground Motion characteristics and aggravation factor, Jr. Seismology, 12, 557-573.
  28. J.P. Narayan and S. Kumar (2008), (2,4) Parsimonious staggered grid SH-wave FD algorithm with VGR-stress imaging technique and variable grid size, Pure and Applied Geophys. 165, 271-294.
  29. Maheshwari B.K., Sharma M.L. and Narayan J.P. (2006), Geotechnical and structural Damage in Tamil Nadu, from the December 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, Earthquake Spectra, 22, s475-s493.
  30. J.P. Narayan and S.P. Singh (2006) Effects of soil layering on the characteristics of basin-edge induced surface waves and differential ground motion, Jr. of Earthquake Engineering 10, 595-614.
  31. J.P. Narayan, M.L. Sharma, and B.K. Maheshwari (2006) Tsunami intensity mapping along the coast of Tamilnadu (India) during the deadliest Indian Ocean tsunami of December 26, 2004, Pure and Applied Geophys, 163, 1279-1304.
  32. J.P. Narayan( (2006) Numerical study of island effects on the Rayleigh wave characteristics, Geofizika*, 23, 1-12.
  33. J.P. Narayan and A. Ram (2006) Study of effects of underground ridge on the ground motion characteristics, Geophysical Journal International, 165, 180-196.
  34. J.P. Narayan, M.L. Sharma, and B.K. Maheshwari (2005) Run-up and inundation pattern developed during the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 26, 2004 along the coast of Tamilnadu (india), Gonwana Research, 8(4) 611-616.
  35. J.P. Narayan, M.L. Sharma, and B.K. Maheshwari (2005) Effects of Medu and coastal topography on the damage pattern during the recent Indian Ocean tsunami along the coast of Tamilnadu, Science of  Tsunami Hazards, 23, 9-18.
  36. J.P. Narayan (2005) Study basin-edge effects on the ground motion characteristics using 2.5D modeling, Pure and Applied Geophys, 162, 273-289.
  37. J.P. Narayan (2003) 2.5D simulation of ridge-weathering effects on the ground motion characteristics, Jr. of Earthquake Engineering, 7, 447-461.
  38. J.P. Narayan and P.V. Prasad Rao (2003) Two and half dimensional simulation of ridge effects on the ground motion characteristics, Pure and Applied Geophys, 160, 1557-1571.
  39. J. P. Narayan (2002) H/V ratio and amplification factor: A numerical experiment using 2.5D modelling, Geofizika*, 18-19, 1-16.
  40. J.P. Narayan, M.L. Sharma and A. Kumar (2002) A seismological report on the January 26, 2001 earthquake at Bhuj, India, Seismological Research Letter*, 73, 343-355.
  41. J.P. Narayan (2001) Site-specific strong ground motion prediction using 2.5-D modelling, Geophysical Journal International, 146, 269-281.
  42. J.P. Narayan (2001) Prediction of strong ground motion characteristics, Acta Geophysica Polonica*, 50, 167-177.
  43. J.P. Narayan (2000) Strong ground motion simulation using shear dislocation sources, Geofizika*, 16-17, 73-86.
  44. J.P. Narayan (1999) 2.5-D cross-hole acoustic response: A variable density approach, Geophysical Journal International, 139, 879-887.
  45. J.P. Narayan (1999) Modelling of multi-layered dissipative media, Acta Geophysica Polonica*, XLVIII,  347-358.
  46. J.P. Narayan (1998) 2.5-D acoustic  wave  simulation  of  geological structures, Pure and Applied Geophys, 151, 47-61.
  47. J.P. Narayan  and  Avadh  Ram,  (1998)  Numerical   simulation   of geological  structure  using  SH-wave  solution,  Acta  Geophysica  Polonica*, XLVI(1), 115-126.
  48. Ram and J.P. Narayan, (1997) Synthetic  seismograms  for a layered earth geological model using the absorption and dispersion phenomena, Pure and Applied Geophys, 149, 541-551.
  49. A. Ram and J.P. Narayan, (1995)  Simulation  of  hydrocarbon structures  using  the  P-SV  wave  solution,  Pure  and   Applied Geophys., 144, 59-77.
  50. J.P. Narayan and Avadh Ram, (1995) Application of flexural modelling to the formation of Ganga basin of northern India,  Bollettino  di  Geofisica Teorica ed Applicata, XXXVII, 245-255.
  51. Ram, R. Juneja and J. P. Narayan, (1995) Analysis of the local events and inferred P* velocity near the Koyna dam, Maharashtra, India, Acta Geodetica and Geophysica and Hungarica*, 30, 63-173.
  52. Ram and J.P. Narayan, (1995) Optimum filtering of seismic signatures, Acta Geophysica Polonica*, XLIII(4), 325-335.
  53. J.P. Narayan and Avadh Ram,  (1994) Application of acoustic wave solution for analysis of reverberation, Geofizika*, 11, 1-13.

(ii)   National Journals: (Nineteen)

  1. Neeraj Kumar and J.P. Narayan (2018) Study of 2D Basins and Site-City Interaction Effects on Ground Motion Characteristics, JIGU, 22, 16-23.
  2. S. Kumar and J.P. Narayan (2008), Importance of quantification of local site effects based on wave propagation in seismic microzonation, Jr. of Earth Science System, 117 (S2), 731-748.
  3. K. Sambasivarao, J.P. Narayan and M.L. Sharma (2006) Scenario of ground motion amplification in Delhi, Jr. Geol. Soc. India, 68, 993-1002.
  4. J.P. Narayan, M.L. Sharma, and B.K. Maheshwari (2005) Damage pattern along the coast of Tamilnadu during Indian Ocean tsunami of December 26, 2004, ISET, News Letter, Oct. 2004 –April, 2005, 8-11.
  5. B.K. Maheshwari, M.L. Sharma  and  J.P. Narayan (2005) Structural damages on the coast of Tamilnadu due to tsunami caused by December 26, 2004 Sumatra earthquake ISET Jr. of Earthquake Technology, 42, 63-78.
  6. J.P. Narayan (2003) 2.5-D Simulation of basin edge effects on the ground motion characteristics, Proceedings of Indian Academy of Sciences (Earth and Planatary Sciences), 112, 463-469.
  7. J.P. Narayan (2003) Relevance of seismic microzonation of Mumbai city, ISET, News Letter, July, 2003, 6-8.
  8. J.P. Narayan (2003) Basin/soil effects on the ground motion characteristics, ISET, News Letter, April, 2003, 6-8.
  9. J.P. Narayan (2003) Plate tectonics and Earthquakes, ISET, News Letter, Oct., 2002 - Jan., 2003, 26-30.
  10. J.P. Narayan (2002) The Richter magnitude scale, ISET, News Letter, Jan.-June, 7-11.
  11. J.P. Narayan (2001) Site specific ground motion prediction using 3-D modelling, ISET Jr. of Earthquake Technology, 38, 17-29.
  12. J. P. Narayan, M. L. Sharma and Ashwani Kumar (2001) Bhuj earthquake of January 26, 2001, ISET, News Letter, April-Oct., 27-29.
  13. J.P. Narayan (1999) Finite difference simulation of 2.5-D acoustic wave propagation in random media, Jr. of Geophysics, XX, 123-127.
  14. J.P. Narayan and Avadh Ram (1998) Numerical modelling of the off-shore regions for hydrocarbons, In ‘Recent researches in sedimentary basins (ed. Tiwari, R.N.), Indian Petroleum Publisher, 104-109.
  15. Ram, J.P. Narayan and K.N.S. Yadav, (1996) Effect of attenuation and dispersion on the seismic signatures, Geoscience Journal, XVII(1), 41-45.
  16. J.P. Narayan and Avadh Ram, (1996) Direct detection of hydrocarbon and lithology  discremination using  finite  difference  method, Indian Jr. of Petro. Geo., 5(1), 65-78.
  17. Ram and J.P. Narayan, (1995) A spectral estimates using three different models, Geoscience Jr. XVI(2), 121-125.
  18. J.P. Narayan and Avadh Ram, (1995) Acoustic modelling of reservoirs, Geoscience Jr., XVI (I), 65-71.
  19. J.P. Narayan and Avadh Ram, (1993) Application of finite difference technique for computation of seismic responses as obtained from the parts of Cambay basin, Jr.  Assoc.  Expl.  Geophys.,  XIV, 173-180.