Last date for registration has been extended to 10th May, 2022.

The main objective of the Indo Japan workshop is to highlight the importance and added value of the collaborative research in the field of earthquake engineering as well as the relevance of Indo Japan collaboration for the state-of-the-art large research testing infrastructures for the seismic risk reduction for the population.

The background of the collaboration started during the visit of IIT Hyderabad Director Prof. B. S. Murty to NIED, Osaka, Japan on 8th November 2019. An MoU was signed between NIED and IIT Hyderabad for collaborative research in area of earthquake engineering.

As a first step a proposal on computational nonlocal material models to predict damage in concrete structures was envisaged. The major deliverable will be in arriving at Research Agenda Collaborative Research in Earthquake Engineering and related roadmap. The workshop will discuss in detail the computational modelling of damage and seismic vulnerability assessment during earthquake in building systems.

There is also a panel discussion session to brain storm future collaborative research directions between NIED and IIT Hyderabad.

About IIT Hyderabad

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, with its fast-paced growth in quality research and teaching, has emerged as one of the top 10 engineering institutes in India in the QS-2021 World Rankings. By prioritizing highly futuristic and novel areas like climate change and AI, IITH has the early moversí advantage of becoming a trendsetter in various other areas as well. We are also in an advantageous position of becoming a pedestal of interdisciplinary research and teaching by synergizing the strengths of our faculty in science, engineering, liberal arts, management & design. IIT Hyderabad is one of the 2nd generations of IITs started by the Govt. of India. Today IITH offers 11 B.Tech programs, 1 B.Des program, 3 M.Sc programs, 18 M.Tech programs, 1 M.Des program, 1 MA program, and 15 Ph.D. programs in all branches of engineering, science, liberal arts, and design. IIT Hyderabad offers 2 years M.Tech program to the foreign Nationals in 9 different departments.

IITH in the past couple of years has been highly successful in building tie-ups with leading academic institutions around the globe. IITH enjoys a very special relationship with Japanese Universities and Industries that goes beyond academics and research collaborations. In fact, some of the iconic buildings in the IITH campus will carry the signature of Japanese architecture. IITH is creating a unique holistic educational ecosystem that offers interactive learning, a highly, flexible academic structure, cutting-edge research, strong industry collaboration, and entrepreneurship. It is providing an environment wherein students and faculty are not afraid to translate their dreams into realities.

About NIED

Japan has been hit by many natural disasters such as earthquakes, heavy rains, landslides, heavy snowstorms, Tsunamis and volcanic eruptions since history. The National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster prevention aims to realize a disaster-resistant society that enables quick recovery and reconstruction by predicting disasters in advance and minimizing damage through observations and research on such disasters. Established by the Government in 1963 in the wake of the Ise Bay Typhoon, which brought more than 5000 deaths and unprecedented loss, NIED targets rough natural disasters in order to protect people's lives and property and create a better society that is resilient to disasters. It has conducted comprehensive research at all stages of recovery, prevention, response and recovery. The NIED has various large scale disaster experiment research facilities nationwide. The Hyogo Seismic Engineering Research Centre is the largest in the world that can accurately reproduce the shaking of an earthquake. It also has a large-scale rainfall experiment facility that can reproduce the largest rainfall known in Japan's history. The Snow and Ice Disaster Prevention Experiment Building which is the only facility in the world that can reproduce near- natural snowfall. It has successfully provided accurate information during time of crisis and offered immediate help to the government when needed.


This facility can reproduce the three-dimensional movements of the of the Hyogo-ken Nanbu Earthquake class that occurred in 1995 on the actual structure, back and forth, left and right, and up and down, and reproduce the rupture behaviour of the structure. E-Defense aims to provide the ultimate verification method for conducting research and development related to seismic design. E-Defense is a nickname for a full-scale 3D tremor destruction experimental facility. E stands for Earth, which captures disaster prevention on a global scale and shows expectations for research and development that protects the lives and property of residents.