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Kamal B. Rojiani

Emeritus Professor

Areas of Interest :

Structural safety and reliability, code calibration, risk analysis, computer applications in structural analysis and design, programming methodologies, finite element analysis, software development, web-based object-oriented applications for teaching structural engineering.

  • Ph.D. Structural Engineering, University of Illinois, 1978
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Illinois, 1973
  • B.E. Civil Engineering, Karachi University, 1971
  • Associate Professor, Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1984 - present
  • Director, Civil Engineering Computer Aided Engineering Laboratory, Virginia Tech, 1989-1992.
  • Assistant Professor, Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1978-1984.
  • Structural Engineer, Bechtel Power Corporation, Gaithersburg, Maryland, Summer 1980.
  • Faculty Associate, NASA Marshal Space Flight Center, Alabama, Summer 1979.
  • Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1973-1977.
  • Computer Programmer, Department of Finance, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Louisiana State University, Summer 1974.
  • Certificate of Teaching Excellence, Virginia Tech College of Engineering, 1979
  • Outstanding Service Award, American Society of Civil Engineers 1982
  • Outstanding Service Award, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1983
  • Special Recognition Award, Intergraph Graphics Users Group, 1990
  • Certificate of Teaching Excellence, Virginia Tech College of Engineering, 1998
  • Probabilistic Modeling of Soil Loss from Surface Mine Area - U.S. Department of Interior, Office of Surface Mines.
  • Investigation of Reliability of Wood Members Under Combined Stress- National Science Foundation
  • Load Factor Design Criteria for Highway Structure Foundations - National Cooperative Highway Research Program, TRB National Research Council
  • Investigation of Snug-Tight Bolts in Moment End-Plate Connections - MBMA, AISC and National Bolt Council
  • Verification and Evaluation of Structural Analysis and Design Software - Tennessee Eastman Company
  • Development of Interactive CADKEY Based Pre- and Post-Processors for Analysis of Three-Dimensional Structures - CADKEY Inc.
  • Development of Structural Engineering Course Materials using the World Wide Web and Java -Virginia Tech Center for Innovation in Learning, Course Transformation Grant
  • Development of Model Set of Engineering Course Materials - National Science Foundation
  • Finite Element Analysis Research and Development - Keymark Enterprises
  • Unbonded Mnostrands for Camber Adjustments - Daniel P. Jenny Research Fellowship Programs, PCI.
  • Rojiani, K. B. and Wen, Y. K., "Reliability of Steel Buildings Under Winds," Journal of the Structural Division, ASCE, Vol. 107, No. ST1, Proc. Paper 15983, January 1981, pp. 203-221.
  • Rojiani, K. B. and Bailey, G. L., "Comparison of Reliability Based Optimum Designs and AISC Code Based Designs," Proceedings of the International Symposium on Optimum Structural Design, Tucson, Arizona, October 1981, pp. 2-49 to 2-56.
  • Rojiani, K. B. and Woeste, F. E., "A Probabilistic Analysis of Steel Beam Columns," Engineering Structures - International Journal of Wind, Ocean and Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 4, October 1982, pp. 233-241.
  • Surahman, A. and Rojiani, K. B., "Reliability-Based Optimum Design of Concrete Structures," Journal of the Structural Division, ASCE, Vol. 109, No. 3, Proc Paper 17816, March 1983, pp. 741-757.
  • Hammon, D. C., Woeste, F. E., and Rojiani, K. B., "Simulation of Lognormal Modulus of Elasticity Data," Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, Vol. 26, No. 3, 1983, pp. 867-871.
  • Rojiani, K. B., Tarbell, K. A., Shanholtz, V. O. and Woeste, F. E., "Probabilistic Modeling of Soil Loss from Surface Mined Regions," Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, Vol. 27, No. 6, 1984, pp. 1798-1804.
  • Rojiani, K. B. and Tarbell, K. A., "Reliability of Wood Members Under Combined Stress," Proceedings, Specialty Conference on Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural Reliability, ASCE, Berkeley, California, January 11-13, 1984.
  • Rojiani, K. B., Tarbell, K. A., Shanholtz, V. O. and Woeste, F. E., "Simulation of Correlated Rainfall Data," Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, Vol. 28, No. 1, 1985, pp. 129-132.
  • Rojiani, K. B. and Bailey, G. L., "Reliability Based Optimum Design of Steel Buildings," Chapter 21, New Directions in Optimum Structural Design, edited by E. Atrek, R. E. Gallagher, K. Ragsdell, and O. Zienkiewicz. John Wiley and Sons Ltd., 1984.
  • Rojiani, K. B. and Tarbell, K. A., "Analysis of the Reliability of Wood Roof Trusses," Proceedings, Fourth International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, Kobe, Japan, May 27-29, 1985.
  • Wong, P. W., and Rojiani, K. B., "A Knowledge Based Expert System for the Design of Reinforced Concrete Beams," Proceedings, Third International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, August 10-12, 1988.
  • Penketgorn, T., Rojiani, K. B. and Plaut, R., "Snap-Through of a Shallow Arch under Random Loading," Journal of Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 4, No. 3, December 1989, pp 114-119.
  • Tjong, W. and Rojiani, K. B., "Reliability Analysis of Single-Headed Anchor Bolts," Proceedings, 5th ASCE Specialty Conference on Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural and Geotechnical Safety, Blacksburg, Virginia, May 25-27, 1988.
  • Rojiani, K. B. Programming in BASIC for Engineers, PWS Engineering and Wadsworth, Inc., January, 1988, 678 pp.
  • Rojiani, K. B., Hemler, S. R., Divechia, D., and White, M. W., "Verification and Evaluation of Intergraph's Structural Analysis and Design Software," International IGUG Meeting, Monograph No. DGUG90108, New Oreleans, October 9-12, 1990.
  • Rojiani, K. B., Ooi, S. K., and Tan, C. K., "Calibration of Load Factor Design Code for Highway Bridge Foundations," ASCE Geotechnical Congress, Boulder, Colorado, June 10-12, 1991.
  • Rojiani, K. B., Barker, R. M. and Duncan, J. M., "Evaluation of Performance Factors for Load Factor Design of Highway Bridge Foundations," International Conference on Bridge Substructures and Foundations, IIBE, Bombay, India, January 16-18, 1992.
  • Rojiani, K. B. and Zivkovic, S., "An Integrated CAD-Based Environment for Structural Analysis," Second International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, Athens, Greece, August 30 - September 1, 1994.
  • Rojiani, K. B., White, M. W., and Hemler, S. H., "Accuracy and Reliability of Structural Analysis and Steel Design Software," Second International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, Athens, Greece, August 30 - September 1994.
  • Rojiani, K. B., Programming in C with Numerical Methods for Scientists and Engineers, Prentice Hall Inc., Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, 1995, 1130 pp.
  • Rojiani, K. B., Yong, Y. Y., and Kapania, R. K., "Web-Based Structural Engineering Instructional Units Using Java," Proceedings, International Conference on Computational Engineering and Science, August 21-25, 2000, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Rojiani, K. B., Kapania, R. K., and Kim, Y. Y., "Web-Based Java Applets for Teaching Engineering Mechanics," Computers in Engineering Education Journal, Vol. XIII, No. 4, October-December 2003.
  • Rojiani, K. B., and Sagi, S. "Web-Based Java Applets for Teaching Finite Element Analysis," 11th ICCC-ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering, Montreal, Canada, June 13-17, 2006.