Chris McGann

LecturerChristopher McGann

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

  • McGann CR., Bradley B. and Jeong S. (2018) Empirical correlation for estimating shear wave velocity form cone penetration test data for Banks Peninsula loess soils in Canterbury, New Zealand. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering 144(9)
  • Lee R., Bradley BA. and McGann CR. (2017) 3D models for the interbedded Quaternary stratigraphy in the Canterbury, New Zealand region. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics : 320-340.
  • McGann CR., Bradley BA. and Cubrinovski M. (2017) Development of a regional V-s30 model and typical Vs profiles for Christchurch, New Zealand from CPT data and region-specific CPT-V-s correlation. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering 95: 48-60.
  • McGann CR., Bradley BA. and Cubrinovski M. (2017) Investigation of shear wave velocity depth variability, site classification, and liquefaction vulnerability identification using near-surface Vs model of Christchurch, New Zealand. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering 92: 692-705.
  • Palermo A., Liu R., Rais A., McHaffie B., Andisheh K., Pampanin S., Gentile R., Nuzzo I., Granerio M. and Loporcaro G. (2017) Performance of road bridges during the 14 November 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering 50(2): 253-270.