Structural Dynamics & Earthquake Engineering

With the state of the art facilities,  research activities on development of new methodologies for enhancement of seismic resistance of structures including masonry structures, RCC and steel multi-storey structures, open ground storey buildings and bridges is being carried out. Active research is being  carried out in the areas of passive &semi-active seismic control and seismic base isolation. A number of patents on seismic control devices are also being generated. Major laboratory investigations include:

  • Development of conventional and non-conventional natural rubber based base isolation devices for seismic protection of buildings.
  • Development of visco-elastic/hysteretic/MR dampers for seismic mitigation.
  • Shape memory alloy based smart devices for seismic vibration control.
  • Development of pushover analysis techniques for performance based analysis and design of structures & their experimental bench-marking.
  • Study on seismic induced fluid –structure interaction effects.
  • Shake table studies on soft storey buildings.
  • Development of suitable retrofitting schemes for the various structural elements and systems.
 

Business Enquiry

All business enquiries shall be addressed to:
Director
CSIR-SERC
Chennai 600113
Email: director@serc.res.in

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Head, BKMD
CSIR-SERC
Chennai 600 113
Email: bkmd@serc.res.in