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Anil Kumar
Anil Kumar Assistant Professor anikrfme[at] +91-1332-285105
Areas of Interest
  • Machine Design, Mechanical Vibration, Vibration Mitigation, Magnetorheological (MR) and MRE Dampers, Piping Systems
  • Structural Dynamics and Control, Structural Dynamic Testing, Identification and Monitoring, Pedestrian-Structure Interaction
  • Dynamics of Rail Vehicle, Semiactive Control of Indian Rail Vehicles at High Speed
Professional Background
2012Till dateAssistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
20112012Post-doc ResearcherUniversity of Trento, ITALY
20062007Scientist BDefence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
Honors and Awards
Doctor EuropaeusEuropean University Association2011
Educational Details
Ph.DMechanical and Structural Systems EngineeringUniversity of Trento, ITALY2011
M.TechMechanical EngineeringIIT Roorkee2006
B.TechIndustrial EngineeringIIT Roorkee2002
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Study of stresses developed in a Rail-fishplate joint due to impact of wheelsFaculty Initiation Grant IIT Roorkee2013
Structural safety of industrial steel tanks, pressure vessels and piping systems under seismic loadEuropean Commission2009
Design and integrity assessment of high strength tubular structures for extreme loading conditionsEuropean Commission2008
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Machine DesignMI 463B. Tech IV (Mechanical Engg.)Autumn
Sustainable Transportation SystemsCT-612M.Tech I CTRANSAutumn
Machine DesignMIN 302B. Tech III (Mechanical Engg)Spring
Vibration & NoiseMI 321B. Tech III (Mech & PI)Autumn
Measurement & InstrumentationMI 362B.Tech III (Mechanical Engg.)Spring
Introduction to Mechanical EngineeringMI 101AB. Tech I (Mechanical Engg.)Autumn
Introduction to Production & Industrial EngineeringMI 101BB. Tech I (Production & Industrial Engg.)Autumn
Automatic ControlMI 466B. Tech IV (Mechanical Engg., Prod. & Ind. Engg.)Spring
Mechanical Engineering DrawingMI 108B. Tech I (Production & Industrial Engg.)Spring
Research Scholar Groups
Scholar NameInterest
Prakash KumarModelling of human induced force on structures
Naveen KediaRail vehicle induced vibrations
Mohd. IqbalVibration Mitigation of Power Plant Components Using Metamaterials
Sultan SinghHuman Induced Vibration of Structures
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
Politecnico di Torino, Torino, ITALYResearch collaborationSept. 2010
École des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC), Paris, FRANCEResearch collaboration June 2009
Participation in short term courses
Couse NameSponsored ByDate
Monitoring, control and identification of bridges by dynamic methodsCISM, ITALYMay 2010
Time-frequency methods for structural health monitoringEcole des Ponts paris Tech, Paris, FRANCEJuly 2009
Theoretical and experimental modal analysis, identification and diagnosticsUniversity of Trento, ITALY2009
Advanced nonlinear strategies for vibration mitigation and system identificationCISM, ITALYJune 2008
Full- scale and model-scale studies of dynamical behaviour and modal analysis of structuresOpole University of Technology, Opole, POLANDJune 2008
Refereed Journal Papers

Refereed International Journal Papers

Kumar P, Kumar A & Erlicher S (2017), A modified hybrid Van der Pol-Duffing-Rayleigh oscillator for modelling the lateral walking force on a rigid floor, Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, (In press). I.F. 1.514

Kumar P, Kumar A, Racic V & Erlicher S (2017), Modelling vertical human walking forces using self-sustained oscillator, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, doi:10.1016/j.ymssp.2017.06.014. I.F. 4.116.

Sharma SK & Kumar A (2017), Ride performance of a high speed rail vehicle using controlled semi active suspension, Smart Material and Structures , 26 (5), I.F. 2.909.

Sharma SK & Kumar A (2017), Disturbance rejection and force tracking controller of nonlinear lateral vibrations in passenger rail vehicle using MR fluid damper, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, (In press), I.F. 2.255.

Kumar P, Kumar A & Erlicher S (2017), A nonlinear oscillator model to generate lateral walking force on a rigid flat surface, International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, doi:10.1142/S0219455418500207.I.F. 1.617.

Sharma SK & Kumar A (2017), Ride comfort of a higher speed rail vehicle using a magneto-rheological suspension system, Proceedings of the institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part K: Journal of Multi-body dynamics, (In press), doi: 10.1177/1464419317706873.I.F. 1.242.

Sharma, S.K. & Kumar, A (2017), Impact of electric locomotive traction of the passenger vehicle Ride quality in longitudinal train dynamics in the context of Indian railways, Mechanics & Industry, 18, I.F. 0.393.

Saini U, Sharma SK & Kumar A (2017), Semi-active control to reduce lateral vibration of passenger rail vehicle by using disturbance rejection and continuous state damper controller, Journal of Vibration Engineering & Technologies (accepted), I.F. 0.259.

Sharma S.K., Kumar A. (2016), " Impact of Longitudinal Train Dynamics on Ride Comfort and Train Operations: A Simulation Based Study", Journal of Vibration Engineering & Technologies, accepted.I.F. 0.259.

Kumar A, Erlicher S & Argoul P (2016), Phase difference in lateral synchronization of pedestrian floors using a modified hybrid Van der Pol/ Rayleigh oscillator, International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, Vol. 16 (08) , I.F. 1.617

Kumar S., Upadhyay S.H., Kumar A. (2015), "Continuum solid modeling based finite element method simulation approach for wavy single walled boron nitride nanotube based resonant nano mechanical sensors", Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, Vol. 12, pp.1-6.

Trovato A., Kumar A., Erlicher S. (2014), "Stability analysis of entrained solutions of the non-autonomous modified hybrid Van der Pol/Rayleigh oscillator: theory and application to pedestrian modelling", Annals of Solid and Structural Mechanics, Vol. 6 (1), pp. 1-16.

Reza M.S., Bursi O.S., Paolacci F., Kumar A., (2014), "Enhanced seismic performance of non-standard bolted flange joints for petrochemical piping systems", Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 30, 124-136.I.F. 1.818.

Bursi O.S., Kumar A., Abbiati G., Ceravolo R., (2014), "Identification, model updating and validation of a steel twin deck curved cable-stayed footbridge", Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 29 (9), 703-722. I.F. 5.786.

 Kumar A. and Fragonara L.Z. (2013), " Identification of weak non-linearities in cables of cable-stayed footbridges", Int. J. of Lifecycle Performance Engineering, Vol.1, No.3, pp.292 - 313.

Ceravolo R., Tondini N., Abbiati G., Kumar A. (2012), “Dynamic characterization of complex bridge structures with passive control systems”, Structural Control and Health Monitoring, Vol.19, No.4, pp.511-534. I.F. 2.355.

Zanon G., Kumar A., Bursi O.S., Ferrario F., Giacobbe A. (2011), “High strength tubular columns and connections under earthquake, fire loading and fatigue”, Metallurgia Italiana, No.3, pp.25-31.I.F. 0.298.

Refereed International Conference Papers

Sharma S.K., Kumar A. (2016), "The Impact of Rigid-Flexible System on the Ride Quality of Passenger Bogies using a Flexible Carbody”, The Third International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance (RW 2016), April 05-08, Cagliari- Sardinia, Italy

Sethi M.K., Kumar P., Kumar A. (2016), "Transient vibration reduction of a powertrain using MRE based adaptive tuned vibration absorber", International Conference on Advances in Dynamics and Control (ICADVC 2016), February 25-27, NIT Durgapur, India.

Deepankar K., Sharma S.K., Kumar A. (2016), "Finite element analysis of a fishplate rail joint due to wheel impact", International Conference on Advances in Dynamics and Control (ICADVC 2016), February 25-27, NIT Durgapur, India.

Sharma S.K., Kumar A. (2015), "Dynamic analysis of wheel rail contact using FEA", 12th International Conference on Vibration Problems (ICOVP 2015), Dec 14-17, IIT Guwahati, India.

Sharma S.K., Kumar A. (2015), "Dynamic analysis of wheel rail contact using FEA", 12th International Conference on Vibration Problems (ICOVP 2015), Dec 14-17, IIT Guwahati, India.

Kumar P., Kumar A. (2015), "Modelling of lateral human walking force by self-sustained oscillator ", 12th International Conference on Vibration Problems (ICOVP 2015), Dec 14-17, IIT Guwahati, India.

Sethi M.K., Kumar P., Kumar A. (2015), "Transient vibration reduction of a powertrain using MRE based adaptive tuned vibration absorber", 12th International Conference on Vibration Problems (ICOVP 2015), Dec 14-17, IIT Guwahati, India.

Sharma S.K., Kumar A., Sharma R.C. (2014),"Challenges in railway vehicle modeling and simulations", International Conf. on Newest Drifts in Mechanical Engineering (ICNDME 2014), Dec 20-21, MMU, India.

Kumar P., Kumar A. (2014)," Materials for energy harvesting from ambient vibration: a literature review", 23rd International Conf. on Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials (PFAM 2014), Dec 05-07, IIT Roorkee, India.

Kumar S., Panchal M.B., Kumar A., Upadhyay S.H. (2014), " Continuum solid modeling based FEM simulation approach for single walled boron nitride nanotube based biosensing, ICAMME 2014, Procedia Materials Science, Vol. 5, pp. 2-10.

Paolacci F., Reza M.S., Bursi O.S., Gresnit N., Kumar A. (2013), "Main issues on the seismic design of industrial piping systems and components", Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division (PVP 2013), July 14-18, Paris, 2013.

Bursi O.S., Ussia A., Kumar A. (2013), "Structural health monitoring of a complex cable-stayed footbridge and reliability assessment", 11th International Conference on Structural Safety & Reliability (ICOSSAR 2013), June 16-20, New York,2013.

Bursi O.S., Reza M.S., Kumar A., Paolacci F. (2012), "Seismic analysis of bolted flange joints in piping systems for oil and gas industries", 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (15WCEE), September 24-28, Lisbon, 2012.

Refereed National Conference Papers

Kumar P., Kumar A. (2013), "Human induced vibration in structures", Recent Advances in Mechanical Engineering (RAME 2013), October 05-06, Quantum School of Technology Roorkee, 2013.

Sharma S.K., Kumar A. (2013), "A comparative study of indian and worldwide railways", Recent Advances in Mechanical Engineering (RAME 2013), October 05-06, Quantum School of Technology Roorkee, 2013.


Bursi O.S.Kumar A., et al. "Design and Integrity Assessment of High Strength Tubular Structures for Extreme Loading Conditions", European Commission, 2011.

Reza M.S., Kumar A., Paolacci F., Bursi O.S., et al. "Structural safety of industrial steel tanks, pressure vessels and piping systems under seismicload", European Commission, 2012.