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Oscar Pekau, PhD

Professor, Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering


Oscar Pekau, PhD
Office: S-EV 6121 
Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex,
1515 St. Catherine W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 7809
Email: oscar.pekau@concordia.ca

Dr. Oscar A. Pekau obtained his B.Sc. from the University of Toronto in 1964, an M.Sc. from the University of London (Imperial College), in 1965, and his Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo in 1970. His research interests are structural dynamics and the earthquake resistant design of buildings.

After obtaining his B.A.Sc. from the University of Toronto in 1964, and M.A.Sc. from the University of London (Imperial College) in 1965, Dr. O. A. Pekau worked as a structural design engineer for a Toronto consulting firm. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Waterloo in 1970, and joined Concordia the following year. He served as Chair of the Civil Engineerining Department during 1989-1994.

Research

Research in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering:

  • Earthquake resistant design of buildings
  • Seismic fracture analysis of concrete dams
  • Progressive collapse of precast panel structures
  • Controlling seismic damage in asymmetric structures
  • Computer applications in structural engineering


Teaching activities

Courses taught in structures and mechanics

  • Structural Design
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Earthquake Engineering


Publications

Refereed journal papers (1989 - 2001)

  • Jin Feng, Pekau, O. A. and Zhang Chuhan, "A Time Domain Boundary Element Method with Damping". Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol. 51, pp. 647-661, 2001.
  • Wang Guanglun, Pekau, O. A., Zhang Chuhan and Wang Shaomin, "Seismic FractureAnalysis of Concrete Gravity Dams Based on Nonlinear Fracture Mechanics". Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol. 65, pp. 67-87, 2000.
  • Pekau, O. A. and Hum, D., "Effectiveness of LSB Connectors in Controlling Seismic Damage in Precast Panel Structures". ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology (special issue R. Hanson, Editor, Univ. Michigan), Vol. 35, No. 4, pp. 221-241, 1998.
  • Zhang Chuhan, Pekau, O. A., Jin Feng and Wang Guanglun, "Application of Distinct Element Method in Dynamic Analysis of High Rock Slopes and Blocky Structures". Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 16, pp. 385-394, 1997.
  • Pekau, O. A., Lin, L. and Zielinski, Z. A., "Static and Dynamic Analysis of Tall Tube-in-Tube Structures by Finite Story Method". Engineering Structures, Vol. 18, No. 7, pp. 515-527, 1996.
  • L. Feng, Pekau, O. A. and Zhang Chuhan, "Cracking Analysis of Arch Dams by 3-D Boundary Element Method". Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 122, No. 6, pp. 691-699, 1996.
  • Batta, V. and Pekau, O. A., "Application of Boundary Element Analysis for Multiple Seismic Cracking in Concrete Gravity Dams". Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 25, pp. 15-30, 1996.
  • Pekau, O. A., Lin, L. and Zielinski, Z. A., "Static and Dynamic Analysis of Tall Tube-In-Tube Structures by Finite Story Method". Engineering Structures, Vol. 18, No. 7, pp. 515-527, 1996.
  • Pekau, O. A., Zielinski, Z. A. and Lin L., "Displacement and Natural Frequencies of Tall Builidng Strucutres by Finite Story Method". Computers and Structures, Vol. 54, No. 1, p. 1-13, 1995.
  • Pekau, O. A., Feng, L. and Zhang, C., "Seismic Fractures of Koyna Dam: Case Study". Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 24, pp. 15-33, 1995.
  • Feng, L., and Pekau, O. A., and Zhang, C., "Cracking Analysis of Arch Dams by 3-D Boundary Element Method". Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 122, No. 6, pp. 691-699, 1996.
  • Zhang, C., Jin, F. and Pekau, O. A., "Time Domain Procedure of FE-BE-IBE Coupling for Seismic Interaction of Arch Dams and Canyons". Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 24, pp. 1651-1666, 1995.
  • Batta, V. and Pekau, O. A., "Application of Boundary Element Analysis for Multiple Seismic Cracking in Concrete Gravity Dams". Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 25, pp. 15-30, January 1996.
  • Pekau, O. A. and Z.X. Zhang, "Strain-Space Model for Concrete and its Application". Computers and Structures, Vol. 51, No. 2, pp. 151-162, May 1994.
  • Pekau, O. A. and Batta, V., "Seismic Cracking Behaviour of Concrete Gravity Dams". Dam Engineering, Vol. 5, Issue 1, pp. 5-29, 1994.
  • Pekau, O. A., Zhang, Z. X. and Liu, G. T., "Constitutive Model for Concrete in Strain Space". Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, Vol. 118, No. 9, pp. 1907-1927, 1992.
  • Zhang Chuhan, O. A. Pekau and J. Feng, "Application of FE-BE-IBE Coupling to Dynamic Interaction between Alluvial and Rock Canyons". Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 21, pp. 367-385, 1992.
  • Pekau, O. A. and Batta, V., "Dynamic Crack Propagation Analysis Using Boundary Elements". Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol. 35, pp. 1-18, 1992.
  • Pekau, O. A. and Hum, D., "Seismic Response of Friction Jointed Precast Panel Shear Walls". PCI Journal, No. 2, pp. 56-71, March-April 1991.
  • Pekau, O. A., Zhang Chuhan and Feng Lingmin, "Seismic Fracture Analysis of Concrete Gravity Dams". Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp. 335-354, April 1991.
  • Zhang Chuhan, Song Chongmin and Pekau, O. A., "Infinite Boundary Elements for Dynamic Problems of 3-D Half Space". Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol. 31, Issue 3, pp. 447-462, 1991.
  • Pekau, O. A. and Guimond, R., "Controlling Seismic Response of Eccentric Structures by Friction Dampers". Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 505-521, June 1991.
  • Pekau, O. A. and Guimond, R., "Accidental Torsion in Yielding Symmetric Structures". Engineering Structures, Vol. 12, pp. 98-105, April 1990.
  • Pekau, O. A. and Cistera, V., "Behaviour of Coupled Non-linear Shear Walls with Flexible Bases". Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 45-54, 1989.
  • Rutenberg, A. and Pekau, O. A., "Seismic Code Provisions for Asymmetric Structures: Low Period Systems". Engineering Structures, Vol. 11, pp. 91-96, April 1989.
  • Pekau, O. A. and Gocevski, V., "Elasto-Plastic Model for Cemented and Pure Sand Deposits". Computers and Geotechnics, Vol. 7, pp. 155-187, July 1989.

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