The Department of Civil Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering Coimbatore, in association with Indian Geotechnical Society Coimbatore Chapter, Indian Society of Earthquake Technology IIT Roorkee, and Amrita Centre for Research and Development is organizing a one day Workshop on "Earthquake Hazard, Risk and Mitigation: Theory and Practice" on August 10, 2018.

About Workshop

The global Workshop on EARTHQUAKE HAZARD, RISK AND MITIGATION is being organized with the objective of helping faculty members, researchers, industrial professionals and students to enhance their fundamental knowledge as well as practical concepts in the area of earthquake hazard analysis, risk assessment and mitigation strategies. The workshop includes technical sessions by world renowned experts and academicians. The workshop will provide an opportunity for networking and future collaborations.

About Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Amrita Vishwa Vidyappeetham (AMRITA), is a multi-disciplinary, multi-campus at the outset and is emerging as one of the fastest growing institutions of higher learning in the country. Satguru Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (AMMA), one of the foremost humanitarian leaders in the world today is the Chancellor of the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Amrita was ranked 8th best university in India by NIRF, MHRD. In international outlook, Amrita is No. 1 in India. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has been awarded the Number One Rank in the ‘Technical Institutions’ category in the Swachhta Rankings 2017 by MHRD India.

About Civil Department

The Department offers Undergraduate programme in Civil Engineering and PhD in all disciplines. The academic activities of the Department lay emphasis on deep understanding of fundamental concepts, analytical ability to solve problems, and enhancing the research aptitude, which are interdisciplinary in nature. With increasing number of PhD students and funded projects, the Department has been advancing in research bringing out numerous journal publications and books in recent years.

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The participants are expected to learn the fundamental concepts and technicalities on below topics from this one day workshop. The topics will be covered with examples and case studies such that at the end of the day the participant will be equipped with the procedures for earthquake hazard and risk assessment of any selected region.

  • Processing of earthquake catalog (Homogenization and declustering).
  • Ground Motion Prediction Equations (GMPE)
  • Performing seismicity analysis for a region
  • Identification and characterization of seismic sources
  • Deterministic and Probabilistic Seismic hazard analyses
  • Logic tree framework
  • Evaluation of the seismic hazard at surface level
  • Liquefaction susceptibility studies
  • Earthquake Hazard Mitigation
  • Earthquake Preparedness – Measure your Earthquake Readiness
  • Landslide Hazards and Mitigation
  • Way forward for a Disaster free India

Dr. R. K. Bhandari is a noted geohazards researcher, and an acknowledged authority in the area of Natural Disaster Mitigation and Management. He served in numerous illustrious positions including the directorship of the UN-HABITAT program. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the prestigious Varnes Medal of the International Consortium of Landslides ; Scholarship of the Royal Commission of the U.K., Plaque of Honour from the Japanese Society of Soil Mechanics; and the Distinguished Engineer Award of the Institution of Engineers (India).

Prof. T. G. Sitharam is KSIIDC Chair Professor in the area of Energy and Mechanical Sciences & Professor Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru (IISE). He is Chairman of the AICTE South Western Zonal Committee, and Vice President of the Indian Society for Earthquake Technology (ISET). Prof. Sitharam acted as the Chairman of Working Committee of Experts formed by NDMA, Govt of India, to prepare the guidelines for geotechnical/geophysical investigations towards microzonation studies in India ..

Dr. Sreevalsa Kolathayar is a faculty in the Department of Civil Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, and on the board of directors at G-lntelligence IIT-Kanpur based start-up. He has authored three books and published several research articles focusing on earthquake hazard assessment. He was honored by The New Indian Express in 2017 with Edex award: 40 under 40- South India's Most Inspiring Young Teachers.

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Dr. Naveen James is a faculty in the Department of Civil Engg at IIT Ropar. He has earlier worked in industry as an earthquake specialist. His research interests include Dynamic behaviour of soils, Microzonation,Site characterization, Landslide Hazard Assessment and GIS applications. He has authored one book and several research articles in reputed journals.

The book release function and inaugural session of the workshop are open for all to attend. Delegates interested to participate in workshop to attend technical sessions, avail workshop materials, certificates and lunch are requested to register online.

Working Lunch and High Tea in evening will be provided at the venue. Registered participants who attend the workshop will receive kits, workshop materials and certificates.

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9.30am to 10.40: Inauguration session

  • Welcome Address
  • About the book
  • Book Release by Dr. RK Bhandari
  • Address by Chief Guest - Dr. R K Bhandari
  • Address by Prof. TG Sitharam
  • Brief Remarks: Prof. Kaniraj S, Dr. Naveen James, Dr. Anil Kumar Sharma
  • Remarks by CRC Press Taylor & Francis
  • Presidential remarks
  • Vote of thanks

Tea Break & Networking

11.10 am: Technical Session 1
Speaker: Prof TG Sitharam
Topic:     Engineered Preparedness for Earthquake Disaster Mitigation: Hazard evaluation and Microzonation

12.00 pm: Technical Session 2
Speaker: Dr. RK Bhandari
Topic:    Disaster-free India-A Chimerical Dream

12.45pm Special Session by CRC Press:  How to publish with Taylor & Francis

1pm to 1.45 pm - Lunch

1.45 pm: Technical Session 3
Dr. Sreevalsa Kolathayar
Topic:    Seismicity Analysis and Earthquake Hazard Assessment

2.30 pm: Technical Session 4
Dr. Naveen James
Topic:     Site Response and Seismic Zonation

Brief Talks
3.00 pm
Speaker:  Mr. Ramkrishnan
Topic:     Ground Motion Prediction Equations
Time: 3.15 pm
Speaker:  Mr. Lalith Prakash
Topic:    Earthquake Readiness Index

3.30 pm: Discussion with experts & Interaction
Followed by Feedback, Certificate Distribution, and Vote of Thanks.

4.15 pm: High tea and Networking.

For queries, Contact Coordinators

Release of the Book 'Earthquake Hazard Assessment'

Book Title : Earthquake Hazard Assessment
Authors : Sreevalsa Kolathayar , T.G. Sitharam
Chief Guest : Dr. R. K. Bhandari, Adviser to NDMA Govt of India, and Former Director UN-Habitat Program

Venue : Amriteswari Hall, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore
Date & Time : 10th August 2018, 9.30 AM to 10.30 AM


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