Structures Department Structures Department

Alexandra Rodrigues Carvalho

Alexandra Rodrigues Carvalho
Phone: 218 443 291

Professional Situation

Research Officer at Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics Division (NESDE), Structures Department (DE).

Academic and Scientific Degrees

  • PhD in Sciences for Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), 2007
  • MSc. in Geophysics, Faculdade de Ciências (FCT), 1997
  • Graduation in Geophysics, Faculdade de Ciências (FCT), 1993

Functions and Relevant Public Offices

  • Since 2008 – Research Officer, NESDE/DE/LNEC
  • 2003 - 2007 – Doctoral fellowship LNEC/FCT, NESDE
  • 2000 - 2003 – Research fellowship at NESDE/DE
  • 1998 - 2000 – Invited assistant, Algarve University (UALG) – Unidade de Ciências Exactas e Humanas
  • 1998 – Research at Instituto de Ciências da Terra e do Espaço (ICTE)
  • 1997 – Supervisor and coordinator of Science and Tecnology La Villette exposition, Lisbon
  • 1995 - 1997 – Master fellowship, PRAXIS, at Centro de Geofísica da Universidade de Lisboa (CGUL)

Areas of Research / Interest

  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Stochastic ground motion modelling
  • Seismic hazard
  • Seismic scenarios
  • Earthquake ground-motion characterisation and prediction
  • Cost – benefit analysis
  • Seismic risk

Activity Developed

Responsible researcher or team participant in several projects, both national and international, including:

  • PRISE – Earthquake loss assessment of the Portuguese building stock, FCT, 2012-2015.
  • SiGMA – strong ground motion for Azores, FCT, 2012-2015. Responsible researcher.
  • UPSTRAT-MAFA – Urban Prevention STRATegies using Macroseismic and Fault sources. ECHO, 2012-2014. Coordinator of LNEC team.
  • SHARE – Seismic Hazard Harmonization in Europe , FP7, UE, 2009-2012.
  • LESSLOSS – Risk Mitigation for Earthquakes and Landslides. SubProject 10– Earthquake disaster scenarios predictions and loss modelling for urban areas, FP6, UE; 2004-2007.

Scientific Orientation

Orientation and co-orientation of 5 MSC. thesis in collaboration with IST, ISEL, FCT/UNL and Universidade Lusófona and three traineeships.

Relevant Publications

Thesis:

  • A. Carvalho, 2007. "Modelação estocástica da acção sísmica em Portugal Continental". PhD thesis, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa.

Books:

  • Costa, A.; Ferreira, M.A.; Carvalho, A.: Oliveira, C.; LOPES, I. e Gomes, R.C. (Editores) (2014) Lisbon: in motion Workshop. Risk Assessment, rehabilitation, urban plan. SPES. 125 p. ISBN:978-989-20-5085-0.

Chapter in books:

  • A. Carvalho, R. C. Gomes, I. Lopes, S. Vilanova, 2014. Seismology and site effects: methodologies and data. Chapter 2, in book Lisbon: in motion Workshop. Risk Assessment, rehabilitation, urban plan. SPES, Costa, A.; Ferreira, M.A.; Carvalho, A.: Oliveira, C.; LOPES, I. e Gomes, R.C. (Editores), pp. 19-32; ISBN: 978-989-20-5085-0.
  • A.Carvalho, J. Bilé Serra J., M. L. Sousa, A. Martins., 2010. Propagação da energia sísmica. Chapter 4, in book estudo do risco sísmico e de tsunamis do Algarve. ISBN: 978-989-8343-06-2, Autoridade nacional da Protecção Civil.
  • M.L. Sousa, A. Campos Costa, E. Coelho, A. Carvalho, J. Bilé Serra, A. Martins, 2010. Vulnerabilidade sísmica do parque edificado, Chapter 8, in book estudo do risco sísmico e de tsunamis do Algarve. ISBN: 978-989-8343-06-2, Autoridade nacional da Protecção Civil.
  • A. Carvalho, A. Campos Costa, C. S. Oliveira, 2008. A Finite-fault modeling of the 1755 Lisbon earthquake sources, in book The 1755 Lisbon earthquake: revisited, pp 425-432, Editors: L. Mendes-Victor, C. Sousa Oliveira, J. Azevedo & A. Ribeiro; publisher: Springer (ISBN: 978-1-4020-8608-3).
  • G. Zonno, A. Carvalho, G. Franceschina, A. Akinci, A. Campos Costa, E. Coelho, G. Cultrera, F. Pacor, V. Pessina, M. Cocco, 2008. Simulating earthquake scenarios using Finite-fault model for the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon (MAL). In book: The 1755 Lisbon earthquake: revisited, pp 233-244. Editors: Mendes-Victor, C. Sousa Oliveira, J. Azevedo & A. Ribeiro, publisher: Springer (ISBN:978-1-4020-8608-3).
  • Lesslooss team, 2007. Earthquake Disaster Scenario Prediction and Loss Modelling for Urban Areas. Editors: Robin Spence. publisher: IUSS press, Pavia, Itália (ISBN 978-88-6198-011-2).
  • A. Campos Costa, M. L. Sousa, A. Carvalho, 2006. Seismic loss scenarios based on hazard de-aggregation. Application to the Metropolitan Region of Lisbon, Portugal. Chapter 21, Assessing and Managing Earthquake Risk. Editors: C.S. Oliveira, A. Roca and X. Goula, publisher: springer(ISBN 1-4020-3524-1).

Papers in international scientific periodicals with referees

  • Estêvão, J.M.C., Carvalho, A., 2015. The role of source and site effects on structural failures due to Azores earthquakes. Eng.Fail Anal http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engfailanal.2014.12.010.
  • Campos Costa, A., Sousa, M.L., Carvalho, A., Coelho, E., 2010. Evaluation of seismic risk and mitigation strategies for the existing building stock: application of LNECloss to the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering (BEE), vol. 8, pp. 119–134 (DOI 10.1007/s10518-009-9160-3), Springer.
  • A. Carvalho, G. Zonno, G. Franceschina, J. Bilé Serra, A. Campos Costa, 2008. Earthquake shaking scenarios for the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, doi: 10.1016/j.soildyn.2007.07.009.
  • A. Carvalho, M. L. Sousa, C. S. Oliveira, J. C. Nunes, A. Campos Costa, V. H. Forjaz, 2001. Seismic Hazard for Central Group of Azores Islands, Bolletino di Geofisica teorica ed aplicata, V. 42, n. 1-2, pp. 89-105.

Other scientific and technical Activities

Invited lecturer in graduate and post-graduate courses; Co-Organizator and/or invited chair or co-chair of scientific sessions at international conferences; Participation in organizing and scientific committees of national and international conference; Member of the Working Group on Eurocode 8 of the Portuguese Technical Committee for Standardization related to the Structural Eurocodes (CT115/GTEC8); Reviewer of scientific papers for Web of Science indexed journals.

Other Information

  • Board of SPES – Sociedade Portuguesa da Engenharia Sísmica (SPES) (2014-2018)
  • Board of rpee – revista Portuguesa de engenharia de estruturas
  • Prizes : Manuel Rocha” Research Prize 2007/2008, LNEC

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