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Dr. Pankaj Agrawal
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
04-04-2014till dateProfessorDepartment of Earthquake Engineering, IIT Roorkee
07-10-200903-04-2014Associate 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
Khosla Research Prize and Medal IIT Roorkee2002
Indian Service of Engineering Award IIT Roorkee2002
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
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
Books Authored

Written a book on Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures published by Prentice-Hall of India, New Delhi, 2006. Fifteen reprints till September 2016 and approximately 1,00,000 copies already sold.  It is referred as text book in Govt. and Pvt. engineering colleges in India including IITs & NITs.

Refereed Journal Papers
  1. R. Siva Chidambaram and Pankaj Agarwal (2017) "Performance Evaluation of Innovative Hybrid Rebar Coupler in RC Beams Subjected to Monotonic Loading" Structural Concrete (Journal of the fib, Wiley; IF: 1.424), Accepted.
  2. Anshu Tomar, Dilip Kumar Paul, Pankaj Agarwal (2017) " Compression and Cyclic Shear Behavior of Lime Mortar Brick Masonry," Journal of Earthquake and Tsunami (World Scientific Publishing Company), /doi.org/10.1142/S1793431117500154.
  3. Amit Goyal, Pankaj Agarwal (2017) " Earthquake-Resistant Interlinked Block Masonry System with Energy Dissipator Viscoelastic LinksPractice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction (American Society of Civil Engineers), Vol. 22, Issue 03, pages 04017001.
  4. Amit Goyal & Pankaj Agarwal (2017) " Use of Co-Polymer of Styrene Butadiene Rubber-A Seismically Innovative Approach towards Energy Dissipation" Procedia Engineering (Elsevier), 173 ( 2017 ) 1800 – 1807.
  5. Ansari, Md. I. and Agarwal, P. (2017) “Damage Index Evaluation of Concrete Gravity Dam Based On Hysteresis Behavior and Stiffness Degradation Under Cyclic Loading,” International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics (World Scientific; IF: 1.617) , Vol. 17, No. 1, pp 1750009 (23 pages).
  6. R.Siva Chidambaram and Pankaj Agarwal, (2016) “Performance Evaluation of Geo-grid-Confined Beam-Column Joints with Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete under Cyclic Loading”, Journal of Testing and Evaluation (ASTM, IF: 0.389); Vol.44, No.1, pp.1-17.
  7. VVS Surya Kumar Dadi, and Agarwal, Pankaj (2016) "Nonlinear Cyclic Performance Evaluation of Soft Storey RC Frame Buildings Based on Different Characteristics of Reinforcement" KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering (Springer,; IF: 0.812), March 2016, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 738–746
  8. Ansari, Md. I. and Agarwal, P. (2016) “Categorization of Damage Index of Concrete Gravity Dam for the Health Monitoring after Earthquake,” Journal of Earthquake Engineering (Taylor & Francis; IF: 1.044), Vol. 20, pp 1222-1238.
  9. Ansari, Md. I. and Agarwal, P. (2016) “Rehabilitation Technique for Severely Damaged Concrete Gravity Dam,” Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction (ASCE; ), Vol. 21, Issue 03, Pages 04016008.
  10. Ansari, Md. I. and Agarwal, P. (2016). “Comparison of Damage Indexes Proposed for a Concrete Gravity Dam,” International Journal of Dam Engineering, Vol. XXXVIII, Issue 2, PP 01-15.
  11. Radhikesh .P. Nanda, Manish Shrikhande and Pankaj Agarwal (2016).) “Low Cost Base Isolation System For Seismic Protection of Rural Buildings,” Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction (ASCE), Vol.  21(1): -1--1 pp 04015001-1_8
  12. VS Kanwar, RP Singh, N Kwatra, P Agarwal (2016). Monitoring of RCC structures affected by earthquakes,Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk (Taylor & Francis, IF 1.710), Vol. 7, Issue. 37-64.
  13. Tathagata Roy and Pankaj Agarwal, (2016) “Comparison of Damage Index and Fragility Curve of RC Structure Using Different Indian Standard Codes”, Journal of Structural Engineering (CSIR-SERC); Vol.43, No.1, pp.1- 09.
  14. Surya Kumar Dadi, V. V. S. and Agarwal, Pankaj (2015) "Effect of Types of Reinforcement on Plastic Hinge Rotation Parameters of RC Beams under Pushover and Cyclic Loading" Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration (Springer; IF: 0.706 ), Vo. 14, No. 3, PP. 503-516.
  15. Surya Kumar Dadi, V. V. S. and Agarwal, Pankaj (2015) "Comparative Post-Yield Performance Evaluation of Flexural Members under Monotonic and Cyclic Loadings based on Experimental Tests" Structures (Elsevier; IF: 0753),  Vol. 2, pp 72-80.
  16. R.Siva Chidambaram and Pankaj Agarwal, (2015) “Seismic Behavior of Hybrid Fiber Reinforced Cementitious Composite Beam Column Joints”, Journal of Materials and Design (Elsevier); 86 (2015); 771–781.
  17. R.Siva Chidambaram and Pankaj Agarwal, (2015) “Flexural and Shear Behavior of Geo-Grid Confined RC Beams With Steel Fiber Reinforced ConcreteConstruction and Building Materials (Elsevier; IF: 3.169); Vol 78,pp-271-280.
  18. R.Siva Chidambaram and Pankaj Agarwal, (2015) “Inelastic Behavior of R.C Beams with Steel Fiber and Polymer Grid ConfinementThe Indian Concrete Journal, Vol.89: pp-1-
  19. Shivang Shekhar and Pankaj Agarwal (2015), “Seismic Vulnerability Analysis of Bridge Pier Designed with Different Codal ProvisionsJournal of The Bridge and Structural Engineer (IABSE), Vol. 45, 77–85.
  20. 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, 2001Journal of Earthquake Engineering (Taylor and Francis; IF: 1.044), 18:444–457
  21. 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 (Springer, IF: 0.812),  18(2):566-573.
  22. R.Siva Chidambaram and Pankaj Agarwal, (2014) “The Confining Effect of Geo-grid on the Mechanical Properties of Concrete Specimens with Steel Fiber under Compression and FlexureConstruction and Building Materials (Elsevier; IF: 3.169); Vol.71: pp-628-637.
  23. 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 (Springer, IF: 1.899). 11:1493–1515. DOI 10.1007/s10518-013-9434-7.
  24. 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 (ASTM) , Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 201–217.
  25. 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 - (Techno- Press; IF: 0970), Vol. 4, No. 3 , 325-339 .
  26. 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 Engineering (Taylor & Francis; IF 0.29 ), ISSN: 13328 – 7982, Vol. 14, No. 3.
  27. 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 Engineering((Taylor & Francis; IF: 0.29)), ISSN: 13328 – 7982, Vol. 14, No. 3.
  28. Radhikesh P. Nanda, Pankaj Agarwal and Manish Shrikhande (2012) Suitable Friction Sliding Materials for Base isolation of Masonry Buildings”, Shock and Vibration (IOS Press; IF: 0.535), ISSN: 1070 – 9622, Vol. 19, 1327-1339.
  29. Radhikesh .P. Nanda, Pankaj Agarwal and Manish Shrikhande (2012). “Base Isolation by Geosynthetic for Brick Masonry Buildings,Journal of Vibration and Control (SAGE; IF: 1.643), Vol. 18, Number 06, 903-910.
  30. 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.
  31. Radhikesh .P. Nanda, Manish Shrikhande and Pankaj Agarwal (2012).) “Effect of Ground Motion Characteristics on the Pure Friction Isolation System,Earthquakes and Structures (Techno- Press; If: 0.970), Vol. 3, Number 02, 169-180.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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 (ASCE; IF: 1.192), Vol. 25, N0. 3. 181-188.
  36. 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.
  37. R.P. Nanda, P. Agarwal and M. Shrikhande (2010). “Friction Base Isolation by Geotextiles for Brick Masonry Buildings,Geosynthetics International (Thomas Telford Ltd; IF: 1.277), Vol. 17, Number 01, 48-55.
  38. 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 (Taylor & Francis; IF: 1.044), Vol. 14, Number 05, 771-787.
  39. 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 (Emerald Group Publishing Limited), Vol. 1, No 3, 209-232.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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 (Emerald Group Publishing Limited; IF: 1.214), Vol. 25, Issue 7, 677 – 693.
  43. Kanvar, V., Kwatra, N. and Agarwal, P. (2007). “Damage Detection for framed RCC Building using ANN Modeling, International Journal of Damage Mechanics (SAGE), Vol. 16, No. 4, 457-472.
  44. 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 (Imperial College Press), Vol. 8, No. 6, 2004, 839-863.
  45. 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.
  46. 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 Association for Earthquake Engineering (EEE) , Vo. 16(3), 48-64.
  47. 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.
  48. 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 (EERI), Section 2, Vol.18, 53-66.
  49. 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, Geological Society of India, Banglore.
  50. 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.
  51. 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
  • A distance education course on earthquake engineering for the practicing design Engineers and Architects was conducted in 2003 in a new format known as DEIW under four synchronized modes, (1) Distance learning: The course material was sent to the participants in four modules (2) Electronic learning: The participants raise queries or seek clarifications through e-mail; (3) Interactive learning: Every participant may visit DEQ to interact personally with the concerned faculty and (4) Workshop learning: A two days workshop was held comprising of panel discussions, group discussions and special invitee lectures. This course was very well responded, accepted and appreciated by the participants
  • Developed a new construction technique for ER housing based on interlocking of pre-cast slotted concrete blocks with the help of visco-elastic energy dissipation links, prepared by recycling pieces of rubber tyres. The developed low-cost system is very effective in withstanding strong earthquake motions without any distress. A feature on Interlinked Block Masonry building with visco-elatic link element on the tests of model buildings was broadcast by NDTV India on 19 May 2015 on Prime Time and can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn8Fz-ZyIeQ.
  • Developed a new integrated large scale Pseudo-Dynamic/Cyclic Test Facility with total overlay of Rs 11.00 Crore. The facility is very useful for the calibrations/ verification and updating the numerical modeling of new/innovative concepts. It consists of (a) Servo-Hydraulic System (Actuators (2 @ ± 500kN/250mm 2 @ ± 250kN/500mm, Hydraulic Power Unit (400 l/min at 210 bar), Digital Compact Eight Channel Controller, Software with other related items) (b) Strong Floor (12 m x 10m), Reaction Wall (2 Nos of 9m x 9m) and Reaction Frame (6m x 9m with 100 tonne capacity under any combination of loads i.e. axial, flexure shear and torsion (iii) with the 25 tonne overhead crane facility. Recently, a test is conducted successfully on full scale one storey reinforced concrete frame with visco-elastic energy dissipating infill panel. The frame is tested upto its failure with the help of three actuators - two in vertical position to apply the constant vertical loads and one in horizontal direction to apply the horizontal load in cyclic condition with increasing amplitude displacement at low frequency.