Tariq Anwar Aquib

Ph.D. Students


Research Interests

My research attempts to study the response of buildings to earthquakes via large scale non-linear simulations. Currently, engineers employ expensive and complex non-linear analysis to determine the response of structures using a catalogue of past data. Besides being computationally demanding, this method possess serious limitations in cases with limited earthquake records such as: near field region of earthquakes and site-specific conditions. To circumvent this, cheaper alternatives to determine the response of structures from large scale non-linear simulations are being explored which can have useful implications in performance-based design of structures. A related area of interest is to observe the response of structures to physics based ground motion simulations.

Selected Publications

  • Tariq Anwar Aquib, Jaya Prakash Vemuri, Subramaniam Kolluru. "Numerical simulation of a single storey Reinforced Concrete structure with soft brick unreinforced masonry walls" — Journal of Earthquake Engineering 2019 (in process)


  • 2019 – 2021: M.S., KAUST, KSA
  • 2019 B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, University college of Engineering Osmania University​, India

Professional Profile

  • 2021 – present: Ph.D., KAUST, KSA