Rajesh Dhakal

ProfessorRajesh Dhakal

Deputy Head of Department
Civil & Natural Resources Engineering E420
Number crunching in seismic design calculation does not make a structure perform better in earthquakes. Neither earthquakes nor structures read codes.

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

Research interests include: Non-structural elements, Seismic loss assessment, Modelling and analysis of RC structures, Performance based earthquake engineering, Issues around traditional and emerging seismic design approaches, Seismic performance and design of shear walls

Recent Publications

  • Dhakal RP., Fenwick RC. and Walker A. (2008) Curvature ductility of reinforced concrete plastic hinges. Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag. 164pp.
  • Dhakal RP. (2000) Enhanced fibre model in highly inelastic range and seismic performance assessment of reinforced concrete. Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press. 161.
  • Puthanpurayil A., Dhakal RP. and Carr AJ. (2013) Optimal passive damper positioning techniques: State-of-the-art. In Lagaros ND; Plevris V; Mitropoulou CC (Ed.), Design Optimization of Active and Passive Structural Control Systems: 85-111. Athens: IGI-Global. http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-2029-2.ch004.
  • Dhakal RP. (2010) Structural Design of Earthquake Resistance. In Kunnath SK (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Structural Engineering and Geomechanics: 33pp. Oxford: EOLSS Publisher.
  • Chang J., Dhakal RP., Moss PJ. and Buchanan AH. (2008) Connections on Hollow-Core Floor Systems for Enhanced Fire Performance. In Kodur VKR (Ed.), Designing Concrete Structures for Fire Safety: 175-198. Farmington Hills: American Concrete Institute.