Assistant Professor

Dr Thainswemong Choudhury

Department of Civil Engineering

Interests
  1. Seismic assessment and strengthening of masonry buildings
  2. Numerical simulation and design of structures
  3. Rural housing technology
  4. Retrofitting of structures

Education

2007

North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology
India
B. Tech

2009

Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
India
M. Tech

2020

Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
India
Ph.D

Experience

  • 2010-2012 | Assistant Professor | ITM University, Gurugram Haryana (Now The Northcap University)
  • April 2014 - October 2014 | Visiting Graduate Research Scholar | Technical University of Milan (Politecnico di Milano), Italy, under Erasmus Mundus Heritage Doctoral Fellowship

Research Interest

  • Mechanical characterization of masonry materials
  • Seismic evaluation and strengthening of existing structures
  • Numerical and structural assessment of heritage structures
  • Masonry structures and structural elements

Awards & Fellowships

  • 2014-15 – Erasmus Mundus Heritage Doctoral Fellowship – European Commission
  • 2012-2018- IIT Guwahati Institute Research Assistantship, Doctoral Program – MHRD
  • 2007-2009- IIT Guwahati Institute Research Assistantship, M-tech Program - MHRD

Memberships

  • MIE, The Institution of Engineers (India)
  • E-Affiliate Member, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
  • AM.ASCE, American Society for Civil Engineers

List of Publications

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
  • Experimental Evaluation of Full-Scale URM Buildings Strengthened using Surface-Mounted Steel Bands - Thainswemong Choudhury, Hemant B. Kaushik,- Journal of Structural engineering, 147(2), (e-copy available online) (2021)
  • Experimental and Numerical Analyses of Unreinforced Masonry Wall Components and Building- Thainswemong Choudhury, Gabriele Milani, Hemant B. Kaushik - Construction and Building Materials 257, (e-copy available online) (2020)
  • Influence of Individual Wall Strengths on Lateral Strength of URM Buildings Constructed using Low-Strength Masonry - Thainswemong Choudhury, Hemant B. Kaushik - Journal of Earthquake Engineering, (e-copy available online) (2020)
  • Comprehensive numerical approaches for the design and safety assessment of masonry buildings retrofitted with steel bands in developing countries: The case of India - Thainswemong Choudhury, Gabriele Milani, Hemant B. Kaushik - Construction and Building Materials 85, 227-246 (2015)
  • Minimizing Changing Climate Impact on Buildings using Easily and Economically Feasible Earth to Air Heat Exchanger Technique - Thainswemong Choudhury, Anil Kumar Misra - Mitigation and Adaptation of Strategies for Global Change 19(7), 947–954 (2014)
CONFERENCE PAPERS
  • Experimental evaluation of an unreinforced masonry building strengthened with steel bands - Thainswemong Choudhury, Hemant B. Kaushik - 13th North American Masonry Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (2019).
  • Assessment of In-plane Capacity of Unreinforced Masonry Walls - Thainswemong Choudhury, Hemant B. Kaushik - 16th Symposium on Earthquake Engineering,IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, India (2018).
  • Steel Bands: A sustainable strengthening technique to strengthen unreinforced masonry buildings - Thainswemong Choudhury, Hemant B. Kaushik - 2nd International Conference on Sustainability, AEC College, Guwahati, Assam, India (2018).
  • Numerical and Experimental Study on Unreinforced Masonry Buildings with Various Opening Configurations Strengthened with Steel Bands- Thainswemong Choudhury, Hemant B. Kaushik - 10th Australian Masonry Conference, Sydney, Australia (2018).
  • Damage Survey And Structural Assessment Of The Rosario Church In Finale Emilia After The May 2012 Earthquake In Emilia-Romagna, Italy- Thainswemong Choudhury, Gabriele Milani, Maurizio Acito, Claudio Chesi, Carla Di Francesco, Ignazio Carabellese, Giacomo Martine, Vincenzo De Simone - SAHC2014 -9th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions Mexico City, Mexico (2014).

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