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CASE Scholars(Ph. D)

Supervisor: Ramancharla Pradeep Kumar

Name: Md. Ahmed Hussain

Subimtted: 18th December 2012.


H. no 1-8-506/26
Prakashnagar extension ,
Hyderabab 500 016.
Email: ahmed@research.iiit.ac.in

Area of Intrest & Research:

1. Primary objective is RESEARCH, directed towards increase of KNOWLEDGE.

2. To Study the Near fault effects on the Building Response of a Region.



Over the past few decades, significant effort has been devoted to understand the problem of ground shaking. Accordingly, numerous design and construction procedures have been developed to minimize damage due to strong ground motion. In our country not much efforts have been done for the understanding of surface faulting. The common practice with important facilities such as dams, nuclear power plants and important buildings has been to avoid such constructions across the recognized trace of the active fault. In the case of buried fault, when an active bedrock fault ruptures, the movement along the fault propagates through the overlying soil and produces zones of intense shear. If the fault movement propagates upto or near the ground surface, the damage to constructed facilities due to faulting, in addition with that induced by strong ground motion, can be significant. Therefore there is a need to enhance our ability to understand the possible potential hazard that can be caused due to the future rupture activity and to develop techniques to mitigate the damaging effects by understanding the phenomenon of surface faulting.


My Present Work:

Currently, numerical simulations of fault motion & wave propagation in 2D and 3D are to be done. Research in this area contributes to the understanding of near fault ground motion, phenomenon of surface faulting and fault rupture propagation by preparing a numerical model with actual field conditions on the existing faults. Nonlinear dynamic analysis is to be done using 3D AEM. The outcome of this area is proper understanding of response of the soil media with all its heterogeneities.



1. Structural Dynamics (SD)

2. Advanced Structural Dynamics (ASD)

3. Finite Element Method (FEM)


Project Undertaken:


Conference Attended:

National Symposium on EARTHQUAKE SAFETY OF TALL BUILDINGS (Dec 16 2008) at IIIT Hyderabad

Workshop Attended:



Computer Aided Structural Engineering