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Prof. Dr. Dichuan Zhang

Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
Nazarbayev University


Prof. Dr. Dichuan Zhang was Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, Nazarbayev University. Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, August 10th, 2010 from University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, M.S. in Civil Engineering, July 1st, 2005, B.S. Civil Engineering, July 1st, 2002 from Chongqing University, Chongqing, China.

Research Interest

His research interest in Seismic-Resistant Design of Building Structures, Nonlinear Finite Element Modeling, Nonlinear Dynamic Structural Analysis, Hybrid Simulation Technique for Structural Testing, Soil-Foundation Interaction, Energy Piles and Progressive Collapse under Blast Loading.


  • Zhang, D., Fleischman, R., and Shon, C. (2016). “Preliminary analytical study on seismic ductility demand of wood diaphragms”. Advances in Structural Engineering, 19(1), 104-115.

  • Zhang, D., Fleischman, R.B., Naito C.J. and Zhang, Z. (2016). “Development of Diaphragm Connector Elements for Three-Dimensional Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis of Precast Concrete Structures”, Advances in Structural Engineering, 19(2), 187-202.

  • Zhang, D., and Fleischman, R. B. (2016) “Establishment of performance-based seismic design factors for precast concrete floor diaphragms”. Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, 45: 675-698.

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