Macan Doroudian

Macan Doroudian, Ph.D., P.E., G.E.

Senior Managing Consultant

Dr. Macan Doroudian brings over 20 years of experience in the fields of geotechnical, foundation, and earthquake engineering. His technical knowledge and skills have made him a key resource for clients on a broad array of projects, including geotechnical and ground motion assessments for earthen dams, stabilization of large landslides, moisture intrusion through slab-on-grade concrete floors, failure analysis of earth retaining structures, soil erosion evaluation, construction vibration monitoring and assessment, pipeline failure investigation, field instrumentation, and laboratory testing. He currently serves on the ASCE KSTAT Standards Committee and is a board member of the ASCE Geo-Institute Los Angeles Chapter. He has served as a part-time faculty at University of California, Los Angeles.

 

ADDITIONAL AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Construction Vibration and Damage Assessment
  • Dam and Embankment Evaluation
  • Geotechnical Field and Laboratory Testing
  • Ground Motion and Seismic Hazards
  • Landslides and Slope Stability
  • Retaining Structures
  • Subsurface Pipe Leaks and Moisture Intrusion

Publications

  • Rapid In Situ Conversion of Late-Stage Volcanic Materials to Halloysite Implicated in Catastrophic Dam Failure, Hawaii , Clay Minerals 2016; 51:499-515.
  • Conceptual site model for Newark Bay — Hydrodynamics and sediment transport, Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 2014; 2(1):123-139.
  • Numerical modeling of the 2005 La Conchita landslide, Ventura County, California, In: Flood Hazard Identification and Mitigation in Semi- and Arid Environments. French RH and Miller JJ (eds), World Scientific Publishing Co., Inc., Hackensack, NJ, September 2012; pp. 164-191
  • The 2005 La Conchita landslide, California: Part 1 - Geology, In: 5th International Conference on Debris-Flow Hazards Mitigation: Mechanics, Prediction and Assessment, Padua, Italy, June 14-17, 2011. Italian Journal of Engineering Geology and Environment, Genevois R, Hamilton D, and Prestininzi A (eds), GeneCasa Editrice Università La Sapienza, Rome, Italy, 2011; 745-750.
  • The 2005 La Conchita landslide, California: Part 2 - Modeling, In: 5th International Conference on Debris-Flow Hazards Mitigation: Mechanics, Prediction and Assessment, Padua, Italy, June 14-17, 2011. Italian Journal of Engineering Geology and Environment, Genevois R, Hamilton D, and Prestininzi A (eds), GeneCasa Editrice Università La Sapienza, Rome, Italy, 2011; 751-758.
  • Standard guideline for geostatistical estimation and block-averaging of homogeneous and isotropic saturated hydraulic conductivity, ASCE/EWRI Standard 54-2010, ASCE Press, Reston, VA, 2010.
  • Standard guideline for fitting saturated hydraulic conductivity using probability functions, ASCE/EWRI Standard 50-08, ASCE Press, Reston, VA, 2008.
  • Standard guideline for estimating the effective saturated hydraulic conductivity, ASCE/EWRI Standard 51-08, ASCE Press, Reston, VA, 2008.
  • Estimating site-specific strong earthquake motions, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering 2004; 24(3):199-223.
  • Effect of the shape of cyclic loading on damping ratio at small strains, Soils and Foundations 1998; 38(1):111-120.
  • See CV for further publications.

Home Office

California

15235 Alton Parkway Suite 120 Irvine, CA 92618
  • Phone: (949) 336-9001
  • Fax: (949) 336-9020

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