Dr Jitendra Agarwal

BTech, Ph.D.(Bristol)

  • BS8 1TR


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Research interests

His current research on structural safety and nonlinear dynamics has origins in his PhD work and it has been gaining depth and breadth through the continuation of this work, some of which is in collaboration with other members of the systems group and dynamics group.

The concept of vulnerability is applicable to all systems whether technical or social; however, recent work has shown that its usage differs. In the short term, he plans to examine the vulnerability of structures to dynamic progressive collapse using the concepts of energy. Considerations of non-linearity will provide new depth to vulnerability assessment of structures. Research is in progress to investigate the issues of modelling of non-linear systems and to identify the global behaviour of such systems. For exploring the nonlinear dynamics, he is keen to develop modelling and simulation tools on the high performance computing facilities.

Much of this research is directly relevant to the broader faculty themes of dynamics, intelligent structures and global change and it is being done in collaboration with other colleagues. He has established links with other researchers in structural safety, particularly through COST action on robustness of structures and membership of international scientific committees and editorial boards.

His long term vision is to create a generic framework for the vulnerability and risk assessment of infrastructures. This work is being done in a multi-disciplinary team. Infrastructures are complex systems and hierarchical modelling approaches will be used. This also requires dealing with uncertainty. Appropriate models will be developed in collaboration with other researchers in the faculty and elsewhere.

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Smart Networks for Sustainable Futures
  • Cabot Institute City Futures Research
  • Cabot Institute Natural Hazards and Disasters Research
  • Engineering Education Research Group

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Research Output

Assessing the Vulnerability of Infrastructure Networks based on distribution measures

Galvan, G. & Agarwal, J., 1 Apr 2020, In : Reliability Engineering and System Safety. 196, 32 p., 106743.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Resilience of educational communities in developing countries: A multidisciplinary approach

    Parajuli, R. R., Xanthou, M. E., Agarwal, J. & Sextos, A., 17 Sep 2020, Proceedings of the 17th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 17WCEE. Japan: Japan Association for Earthquake Engineering, p. 1-10 10 p. C004363

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

    Open Access
  • 5 Downloads (Pure)

    Community detection in action: Identification of critical elements in infrastructure networks

    Galvan, G. & Agarwal, J., 1 Mar 2018, In : Journal of Infrastructure Systems. 24, 1, 04017046.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 5 Citations (Scopus)
    251 Downloads (Pure)


    12th International Conference on Structural Safety & Reliability

    Jitendra Agarwal (Speaker)

    6 Aug 201710 Aug 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    International Symposia on Next Generation Infrastructure

    Jitendra Agarwal (Speaker)

    11 Sep 201713 Sep 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    European Safety and Reliability Conference 2015

    Jitendra Agarwal (Participant)

    7 Sep 201510 Sep 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference