Raj Siddharthan

Professor, Emeritus
Raj Siddharthan

Research interests

  • Soil response under static and dynamic loading including liquefaction behavior
  • Dynamic behavior of rigid and flexible retaining walls
  • Dynamic pavement response to conventional and non-conventional vehicles
  • Pavement materials characterization
  • Effects of blast loading on saturated medium
  • Wave loading on offshore slopes
  • Transportation risk assessment studies

Research citations & software release

Citations: His work has been cited by over 2025 publications (scholar.google.com) with h-index of  22 and i10-index of 50. 

Software: His 3D-Move software developed with the funds from the federal government for pavement and other vehicle load applications is available for free download. World-wide, more than 750 users from 50 countries have downloaded this software.

Courses taught

Undergraduate level

  • Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
  • Foundation Engineering
  • Computer Applications in Civil Engineering
  • Strength of Materials
  • Retaining Structures
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Numerical Methods in Civil Engineering

Graduate level

  • Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
  • Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, also Long Distant to UNLV
  • Seepage and Slope Stability
  • Advanced Foundation Engineering