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Dr. Ken S. (Siva) Sivakumaran
B. Eng. (C.Eng.) (Sri Lanka)
M.Eng. (Asian Institute of Technology)
Ph.D. (Calgary)

Office JHE 229
Extension 24814
Email address

Professor, Civil Engineering

Structures and Earthquake Engineering

Research Interests

  • Structural Engineering
  • Coldformed Steel Structures


  • Robert Korol, Paul Heerema, and Ken Sivakumaran, (2016), "The collapse of WTC 7: A re-examination of the “simple analysis” approach", CHALLENGE JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL MECHANICS, Vol. 2 (1) (2016) pp. 25–31, ISSN: 2149-8024
  • K. S. Sivakumaran, T. Thanga, and B. Halabieh (2015). "Shear Capacity of Rectangular Duct Panel Experiencing Internal Pressure". International Journal of Civil, Environmental, Structural, Construction and Architectural Engineering, Volume 9, Issue 12, pp.1398 - 1403.
  • Sivakumaran, K.S. , Chen, B. (2015). 'Shear Strength of Reinforced Web Openings in Steel Beams'. International Journal of Civil, Environmental, Structural, Construction and Architectural Engineering, Volume 9, Issue 12, pp.1353 - 1359.
  • K.S. Sivakumaran, R. M. Korol, Xiao Fan, (2014), "Energy absorption potential of concrete floors containing secondary (shrinkage and temperature) reinforcements", Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering, September 2014, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp. 282-291. DOI 10.1007/s11709-014-0269-3.
  • Xianzhong Zhao, Tuo Wang, Yiyi Chen, and K.S. Sivakumaran, (2014), "Flexural behavior of steel storage rack beam-to-upright connections", Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Volume 99, August 2014, Pages 161–175. DOI information: 10.1016/j.jcsr.2014.04.007.
  • K.S. Sivakumaran and Bo Chen, (2014), "Shear Capacity of Steel Plates with a Square Opening", International Review of Civil Engineering (IRECE), Vol. 5, No. 4, July 2014, pp. 135 - 141.
  • R. M. Korol and K. S. Sivakumaran, (2014) “Reassessing the Plastic Hinge Model for Energy Dissipation of Axially Loaded Columns,” Journal of Structures, Vol. 2014, Article ID 795257, 7 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/795257
  • Sandesh R. Acharya, K.S. Sivakumaran, and Ben Young, (2013), "Reinforcement schemes for cold-formed steel joists with a large web opening in shear zone—An experimental investigation", Thin-Walled Structures, Volume 72, November 2013, Pages 28–36. DOI information: 10.1016/j.tws.2013.06.011
  • Tharani Thanga, K.S.Sivakumaran, and Bassam Halabieh, (2013), "Stiffened Plates of Rectangular Industrial Ducts", Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 40, No. 4 : pp. 334-342 (April, 2013).
  • Sandesh Acharya, and K.S. Sivakumaran, (2012), "Finite Element Models for Thin-Walled Steel Member Connections", ISRN Civil Engineering, Volume 2012, Article ID 197170, 7 pages, 2012. doi:10.5402/2012/197170