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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 siva@mcmaster.ca


Professor, Civil Engineering

Structures and Earthquake Engineering

Research Interests

  • Structural Engineering
  • Coldformed Steel Structures



Publications

  • 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