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Welcome

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
  • 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.

  • 03/23/2015: Dimitrios Lignos received the Sir William Dawson Scholar Award for Infrastructure Resilience for a five-year term. The William Dawson Scholar award recognizes a scholar developing into an outstanding and original researcher of world-class caliber who is poised to become a leader in his field, similar to that of a CRC Tier 2.

  • 02/26/2015: Dimitrios Lignos gave an invited presentation to University of Michigan Ann Arbor. The title of his presentation was Collapse Risk Assessment of Steel Special Moment Frames Designed with Deep Slender Wide-Flange Steel Columns.

  • 01/30/2015: Dimitrios Lignos, Ahmed Elkady, Omar Ibrahim, Violetta Nikolaidou, Mohammad Motalebi and Nathan Goldstein gave invited presentations as part of the Annual Workshop organized by ADF Group Inc. Steel Fabricators in Montreal, Canada. The presentations covered topics associated with current and future welding procedures for high strength steel and heavy assemblies that utilize jumbo cross sections and thick plates. Experimental findings associated with the behaviour of deep wide flange steel columns in seismic applications and the design and testing of extended beam-to-girder connections and copped beams were also presented.

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