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.
08/26/2015: Dimitrios Lignos jointed the editorial board of the ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering as Associate Editor.
07/01/2015: Dimitrios Lignos and Yusuke Suzuki attended the 8th International Conference on Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas (STESSA 2015). Yusuke Suzuki gave a presentation related to Large-Scale Collapse Tests of Steel columns under Lateral Drift and Axial Load. Dimitrios Lignos gave three presentations related to the seismic design criteria for steel moment resisting frames for collapse risk mitigation, the full-scale testing of extended shear tab connections and the development of Ry, Rt factors and compressive resistances for steel braces and steel brace connections.
06/29/2015: Dimitrios Lignos gave an invited lecture for Collapse Risk Assessment of Steel Frame Buildings in Highly Seismic Regions at the
Futtsu Research Laboratory of Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation in Japan.
06/01/2015: Dimitrios Lignos was granted tenure by the Board of Governors of McGill University and promoted to Associate Professor.
05/28/2015: Ahmed Elkady, Sarven Akcelyan, Seong-Hoon Hwang, Julien Craveno and Aikaterini Mousteraki attended the 2015 CEISCE workshop. Seong-Hoon Hwang presented a poster related to the seismic-induced loss assessment of steel moment frames. Congratulations to Ahmed Elkady for winning the first award during the oral presentation competition.
05/26/2015: Dimitrios Lignos presented a paper as part of the 5th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering CompDyn2015. The title of the paper was Earthquake Loss Assessment of Steel Frame Buildings Designed in Highly Seismic Regions.
05/25/2015: Dimitrios Lignos and Dimitrios Vamvatsikos organized a minisymposium with 18 invited speakers as part of the 5th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering CompDyn2015. The title of the minisymposium was Loss, Risk, Uncertainty and Modeling for Seismic Performance Assessment of Structures.
04/02/2015: Dimitrios Lignos gave an invited presentation to ETH Zurich. The title of his presentation was Collapse Risk Assessment of Steel Special Moment Frames Designed with Deep Slender Wide-Flange Steel Columns.