Senior LecturerReagan Chandramohan

Civil & Natural Resources Engineering E309
Internal Phone: 94143


Research Interests

The broad objective of my research is to minimize human and economic losses incurred during earthquakes by enhancing the seismic safety of our built environment. My research seeks to advance the state-of-the-art in structural risk and reliability assessment using modern high-performance computing tools and statistically rigorous structural analysis techniques. I employ large-scale numerical simulations to answer fundamental questions relating the characteristics of earthquake ground motion to the nonlinear dynamic response and collapse behavior of structures.

Recent Publications

  • Zhong K., Chandramohan R., Baker JW. and Deierlein GG. (2022) Site-specific adjustment framework for incremental dynamic analysis (SAF-IDA). Earthquake Spectra
  • Bhanu V., Chandramohan R. and Sullivan T. (2021) Influence of ground motion duration on the dynamic deformation capacity of reinforced concrete frame structures. Earthquake Spectra 37(4): 2622-2637.
  • Haymes K., Sullivan T. and Chandramohan R. (2020) A practice-oriented method for estimating elastic floor response spectra. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering 53(3): 116-136.
  • Chandramohan R., Ma Q., Wotherspoon LM., Bradley BA., Nayyerloo M., Uma SR. and Stephens MT. (2017) Response of instrumented buildings under the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering 50(2): 237-252.
  • Chandramohan R., Baker JW. and Deierlein GG. (2016) Impact of hazard-consistent ground motion duration in structural collapse risk assessment. Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics 45(8): 1357-1379.