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Dr. Gajan

Dr. Sivaplan Gajan
Assistant Professor

Department of Civil Engineering
Office: CIE 201Q
Telephone: (701) 231-5648
Fax: (701) 231-6185
Email: S.Gajan@ndsu.edu
Web: www.ndsu.edu/gajan

Education

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Univeristy of California, Davis, 2006

Courses

  • CE 316 Soil Mechanics
  • CE 461/661 Foundation Engineering
  • CE 417 Slope Stability and Retaining Walls

Research Interests

  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Foundation Engineering
  • Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
  • Dynamic Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction
  • Computational Modeling of Geotechnical Systems
  • Current Research Projects

Selected Publications

  • Gajan, S., Raychowdhury, P., Hutchinson, T. C., Kutter, B. L., and Stewart, J. P. (2010), "Application and validation of practical tools for nonlinear soil-foundation interaction analysis", Earthquake Spectra, Vol. 26 (1), pp 111-129

  • Gajan, S. and Kutter, B. L. (2009), "Contact interface model for shallow foundations subjected to combined cyclic loading", Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 135 (3), pp 407-419

  • Gajan, S. and Kutter, B. L. (2008), "Capacity, settlement, and energy dissipation of shallow footings subjected to rocking", Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 134 (8), pp 1129-1141

  • Gajan, S., Phalen, J. D., Kutter, B. L., Hutchinson, T. C. and Martin, G. (2005), "Centrifuge modeling of load-deformation behavior of rocking shallow foundations", Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 25 (7-10), pp 773-783

  • Kutter, B. L., Gajan, S., Balakrishnan, A., and Manda, K. K. (2004), "Effects of layer thickness and density on settlement and lateral spreading", Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 130 (6), pp 603-614

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