Advances in Indian Earthquake Engineering and Seismology

Contributions in Honour of Jai Krishna

  • M. L. Sharma
  • Manish Shrikhande
  • H. R. Wason

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xl
  2. Engineering Seismology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M. L. Sharma
      Pages 3-18
    3. Atindra Kumar Shukla, Ravi Kant Singh, Rajesh Prakash
      Pages 19-33
    4. H. R. Wason, Ranjit Das, M. L. Sharma
      Pages 55-66
    5. S. A. Sannasiraj
      Pages 67-91
  3. Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Swami Saran, Hasan Rangwala, S. Mukerjee
      Pages 137-172
    3. A. Murali Krishna, M. R. Madhav
      Pages 173-201
    4. T. G. Sitharam, K. S. Vipin, Naveen James
      Pages 203-228
  4. Structural Dynamics

  5. Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 365-365
    2. Anand S. Arya
      Pages 367-381
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 421-431

About this book


This edited volume is an up-to-date guide for students, policy makers and engineers on earthquake engineering, including methods and technologies for seismic hazard detection and mitigation. The book was written in honour of the late Professor Jai Krishna, who was a pioneer in teaching and research in the field of earthquake engineering in India during his decades-long work at the University of Roorkee (now the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee). The book comprehensively covers the historical development of earthquake engineering in India, and uses this background knowledge to address the need for current advances in earthquake engineering, especially in developing countries. 

After discussing the history and growth of earthquake engineering in India from the past 50 years, the book addresses the present status of earthquake engineering in regards to the seismic resistant designs of bridges, buildings, railways, and other infrastructures. Specific topics include response spectrum superposition methods, design philosophy, system identification approaches, retaining walls, and shallow foundations. Readers will learn about developments in earthquake engineering over the past 50 years, and how new methods and technologies can be applied towards seismic risk and hazard identification and mitigation.


Seismology Earthquake engineering Indian Society of Earthquake Technology (ISET) Jai Krishna Masonry buildings Seismic bands Seismic design philosophy Earthquake resistant structures System identification approaches Multi-degree-of-freedom (MDOF) structures Retaining Walls Shallow foundations Liquefaction mitigation Soil dynamics Strong motion instrumentation Disaster risk reduction

Editors and affiliations

  • M. L. Sharma
    • 1
  • Manish Shrikhande
    • 2
  • H. R. Wason
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Earthquake EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology RoorkeeRoorkeeIndia
  2. 2.Department of Earthquake EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology RoorkeeRoorkeeIndia
  3. 3.Department of Earthquake EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology RoorkeeRoorkeeIndia

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