"Earthquakes don't kill people, structures do!"
I am a researcher working in the area of Structural and Earthquake Engineering. This website contains my professional bio and will guide you through my work. My research objectives include multi-hazard protection of critical infrastructure from extreme events such as earthquake, blast and impact. As part of my multi-displinary research efforts, I develop analytical models, perform numerical analysis, and conduct experiments. I have recently finished my Ph.D. dissertation work in which I investigated the feasility of seismic isolation technology to nuclear power plants using elastomeric bearings (Link). I have uploaded some of my research work to this website which might be useful to people with similar interest in Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics.
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New Reports and Tools:
Lead rubber bearing design: Try my web application for design of LR bearing
Modeling of seismic isolators in contemporary software programs: This report summarizes the modeling techniques of elastomeric and friction-based isolators in SAP2000, ABAQUS, LS-Dyna, and OpenSees
Seismic Isolation Design Web Application: Try my new web application for design of isolation system for bridges using elastomeric and lead rubber bearings.