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Welcome to the web site for Dimitrios Lignos’ research group. Our work focuses on the development of performance-based assessment techniques and use of integrated experimental and analytical methods for the seismic design and evaluation of steel structures. We currently investigate the collapse capacity of conventional and high performance steel structures subjected to extreme earthquake loading. Recent work focuses on the utilization of innovative steel materials for multi-hazard mitigation, the development of rapid earthquake damage assessment techniques of infrastructure facilities, and the effect of welding procedures on heavy build-up members and high strength steel for the seismic and blast design of steel buildings. Of particular interest is the experimental evaluation of steel beam-columns, the evaluation of cumulative damage effects on steel beam-to-column connections and the development of high-fidelity computational models for performance-based evaluation of conventional and high performance steel structures.

Recent News
  • 10/01/2014: A new version release (Version 1.2) of the software IIIDAP. is now released. The current version runs in Windows 7 and 8.

  • 09/26/2014: Dimitrios Lignos gave an invited webinar for modeling of steel moment resisting frames in OpenSees as part of the OpenSees Days workshop held in the PEER center at UC Berkeley. A youTube link for this presentation can be found here.

  • 07/30/2014: Dimitrios Lignos, Yusuke Suzuki and Ahmed Elkady participated in the 10th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering. Papers from the conference are available from the NEES website.

  • 05/28/2014: Dimitrios Lignos received the ASCE Outstanding Reviewer Award 2013 in recognition of outstanding service as a reviewer for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Journal of Structural Engineering.

  • 05/17/2014: Dimitrios Lignos received the 2014 Christophe Pierre Award for Research Excellence - Early Career from the Faculty of Engineering. The Christophe Pierre Award recognizes excellence and potential for future preeminence in research by academic staff in the Faculty of Engineering.

  • 05/14/2014: Dimitrios Lignos gave an invited presentation as part of the 21st Annual CEGSS Conference at McGill University. The title of the presentation was *“Steel Frame Buildings for Improved Seismic Resilience-Collapse Risk and Earthquake Induced Losses”.

  • 05/02/2014: Ahmed Elkady and Sarven Akcelyan attended the 2014 CEISCE workshop at Laval University. They both presented posters related to the dynamic stability of steel columns subjected to earthquake loading and the seismic retrofit of existing tall buildings with supplemental damping devices. Congratulations to Ahmed Elkady for winning the first award during the poster competition.

  • 04/01/2014: Congratulations to Ahmed Elkady for been awarded the Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) through the national competitions by the three federal granting agencies (NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR). The NSERC awards the Alexander Graham Bell CGS to the top-ranked Postgraduate Scholarships applicants based on their academic excellence, research potential, and communications, interpersonal and leadership abilities.

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