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Dr. Muhammad Rizwan
Assistant Professor
Structural Engineering Department

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
NUST College of Civil Engineering, Risalpur, Pakistan.
Tel : 042-6294423

Structural Engineering

PhD Structural Engineering

Dr. Muhammad Rizwan is currently serving as Assistant Professor at NUST Military College of Engineering. He holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore. He has also done Post-Doctorate from University of Witswatersrand, Southafrica. He has vast field experience and has various research papers to his credit.

Research Interest

  • Experience of carrying out damage evaluation of number of buildings damaged during 8th October 2005, Kashmir earthquake. 
  • Damage evaluation of Margala tower was presented to governor Punjab·         
  • Performance of structures under blast loading·        
  • Performance of RC structures under seismic loading
  •  Performance of underground support system under rockburst loading.  
  • M. Rizwan. (2004). Cost increase by inclusion of seismic effects in RC buildings for Islamabad. M.Sc thesis, September 2004. University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Ilyas M and Rizwan M. (2004). Damage Observed in Earthquakes on February 14th, 2004 in Northern Pakistan. International Conference for Building & Construction, Cairo International Conference Center Cairo, Egypt, pp 363-372.
  • Ilyas M and Rizwan M. (2005). Design of R.C Buildings Under Moderate Earthquakes. The 2nd International Conference on Concrete and Development, Tehran, Building & Housing Research Centre, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran, code CD2-060.
  • Ilyas M and Rizwan M. (2005). Ground Failure And Structural Damages During Recent Earthquakes In Northern Areas Of Pakistan. First National Seminar on Geotechnical Aspects of Hydropower Projects, Civil Engineering Department, University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore. Pp149-160.
  • Ilyas M and Rizwan M. (2006). Devastating Effects of Kashmir-Hazara Earthquake. Proceedings of “International Conference & Expo. On Safe & Quality Buildings in Asia – Review of Practices, SBCN Asia 2006, pp 39-44.
  • Ilyas M and Rizwan M. (2006). A Study of Damage to Reinforced Concrete Structures due to Kashmir-Hazara Earthquake, 8th October 2005. Proceedings of 7th International Congress on Civil Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran, code 1190.
  • . Reconstruction Challenges after Kashmir-Hazara Earthquake. A Quarterly Journal of the Pakistan Engineering Congress, 8 and 9,pp 45-50.
  • s M, Rizwan M and M.T.A Chaudhry. (2006). Design of RC Frames According to Seismic Provisions Suggested for Islamabad – A Comparative Study. Proceedings of “International Conference on Earthquake Engineering” (ICEE – 2006), pp 73-84.
  • zwanM. and Ilyas M (2007). An approach to digitize analog form if accelerograms recorded at Tarbela – Pakistan. International Journal of Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Elsevier, 4, 28, pp 328-332.
  • Rizwan M. and Ilyas M (2008). Design spectrums based on earthquakes recorded at Tarbela. Mehran University Journal Of Engineering & Technology. Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, 2, 27, pp 199-212.
  • M. Rizwan. (2009). Performance Evaluation of RC Structures Under Earthquake Loading. PhD Thesis. University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • S. H. Farooq, Ilyas M and Rizwan M (2012). Push over Analysis of steel strengthened Masonry. Pakistan Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan, pp 36-44.
  • M. F. Tahir, M. Q. Zaman, M. Rizwan (2012). Experimental behaviour of RC columns, confined with stirrup and strips, under cyclic axial load. The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, KFUPM.
  • M. Rizwan, M. Ilyas and M.T.A. Chaudhry (2014). Performance of Steel Strip Confined (SSC) RC Columns.  Submitted in Composite Part B: Engineering JCOMB-S-14-01389.
  • M. Rizwan, M. T. A. Chaudhary, M. Ilyas, Analytical Load Displacement Curves of RC Columns under Constant Axial and Cyclic Lateral Loads, Pakistan Journal of Engineering & Applied Sciences Vol. 15 July 2014 (37-49).
  • M. Rizwan, M.T.A. Chaudhary, M. Ilyas, Raja Rizwan Hussain and T.R. Stacey, Computer Based Estimation of Backbone Curves for Hysteretic Response of Reinforced Concrete Columns Under Static Cyclic Lateral Loads,2014, Vol.14, No. 2 (2014) 193-209.
  • M. RIzwan and T. R. Stacey, Conceptual Support System to Limit Damage to Tunnel Floors in Rockbursting Environement,2015, ISRM Cogress 215 Proceedings – Int’l Symposium on Rock Mechanics – ISBN: 978-1-926872-25-4.
  • P. Mpunzi, R. Masethe, M. Rizwan and T. R. Stacy, Enhancement of the Tensile Strengths of Rock and Shortcrete by Thin Spray-on Liners, Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology 49(2015), 369-375.
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  • an, S. A. Khan, M. Ilyas, Raja Rizwan Hussain, Modelling of Steel Strip Confined (SSC) RC Columns on DRAIN-3DX, Structures and Bildings 169 April 2016, Issue SB4, pages 245-256
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  • zwan M, Iqbal S, and Chaudhry M A T, Lateral load performance of RC columns confined with stirrups of varied yield strength, Accepted for publication in Ist Conference for Earthquake Engineering, ACI Kuwait-Chapter-2016. 

BSc Civil Engineering Courses

  • 2009 Structural Analysis – III to final term – 136 students
  • 2010 Structural Analysis – III to final term – 108 students
  • 2011 Computer Aided Civil Engineering – 6th term – 115 Students
  • 2011 Structural Analysis – III 7th term – 115 students
  • 2012 Plain and Reinforcement Concrete-II – 5th term supplementary – 8 students
  • 2012 Computer Aided Civil Engineering – 6th term – 128 students
  • 2012 Structural Analysis – III – 7th term – 128 students
  • 2013 Structural Analysis – III – 7th term – 118 students
  • 2010 – 2012 Short courses on ETABS, SAP-2000 and Staad-Pro to final year students
  • 2015 - Plain and Reinforcement Concrete-I – 4th term – 140 students
  • 2015 - Plain and Reinforcement Concrete-II – 5th term –40 students           
  • 2016 – Structural Analysis – III – 5th Term – 93 Students
  • 2017 – Design of Concrete Structures – 6th Term – 188 Students   
  • 2017 – Structural Analysis – III – 200 Students

Post Graduate

  • 2012 Disaster Risk Assessment and Mitigation – 15 Students
  • 2013 Structural Dynamics – 15 Students
  • 2015 Advance Structural Mechanics
  • 2016 Design of Prestressed Structures
  • 2017 Advance Structural Mechanics