Chris McGann

Senior LecturerChristopher McGann

Director of Studies, Undergraduate
Civil & Natural Resources Engineering Rm E445
Internal Phone: 92252


Research Interests

My research focuses primarily on seismic response analysis for geotechnical and structural systems and the computational tools necessary to perform such analyses. I am interested in the development and application of advanced numerical models towards understanding earthquake-related phenomena, such as liquefaction, how the built environment responds to earthquakes, and how best to design resilient infrastructure that meets performance expectations. On the computational side, my work includes the development and implementation of finite element formulations, constitutive models, and numerical solution techniques.

Recent Publications

  • de la Torre C., Bradley B. and McGann C. (2021) Assessment of boundary conditions for 2D geotechnical site-response analysis with soil heterogeneity. In Proceedings New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Annual Conference: 10.
  • Lin Y., Hogan G., MacRae GA., Sloeimankhani H. and McGann C. (2021) Building Drift Measures. In Proceedings of the 2021 NZSEE Conference.
  • Loghman V., Bradley B., Chandramohan R., Lee R. and McGann C. (2021) Validation of NZ small-magnitude ground-motion simulations using complex structural systems. In Proceedings of the 2021 NZSEE Conference: 8.
  • MacRae G., Ahmadzadah S., Ashdown J., Soleimankhani H. and McGann C. (2021) Moment frame column seismic demands. In Proceedings of the 2021 NZSEE Conference.
  • McGann CR., Bradley BA., Wotherspoon LM. and Lee RL. (2021) Basin effects and limitations of 1D site response analysis from 2D numerical models of the thorndon basin. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering 54(1): 21-30.