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António Araújo Correia

António Araújo Correia
Phone: 218 443 306

Professional Situation

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics Unit (NESDE), Dept. of Structures (DE).

Academic and Scientific Degrees

  • PhD in Earthquake Engineering, Reduction of Seismic Risk (ROSE) Programme, Understanding and Managing Extremes (UME) School, University Institute for Advanced Studies (IUSS), Pavia, Italy, 2011
  • Specialization in Geotechnics for Civil Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico – School of Engineering of the Univ. of Lisbon (IST-UL), National Laboratory for Civil Engineering (LNEC) and Faculty of Science and Technology of the New Univ. of Lisbon (FCT-UNL), Portugal, 2005
  • MSc in Structural Engineering (two-year degree), IST-UL, Portugal, 2005
  • Licence in Civil Engineering (five-year degree), IST-UL, Portugal, 2001

Functions and Relevant Public Offices

  • 2013, Invited lecturer, ROSE Programme, UME School, IUSS Pavia, Italy
  • 2010 – 2013, Researcher, European Centre for Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering (EUCENTRE), Pavia, Italy
  • 2009, Teaching Assistant, ROSE School, IUSS Pavia, Italy
  • 2008, Research Consult, EUCENTRE, Pavia, Italy
  • 2007 – Present, Software developer for earthquake engineering applications, SeismoSoft, Ltd., Pavia, Italy
  • 2005 – 2007, Researcher, ICIST, IST-UL, Portugal
  • 2005 – 2007, Lecturer, IST-UL, Portugal
  • 2005, Equivalent to Assistant Professor, School of Engineering of the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal (ESTB-IPS), Portugal
  • 2005, Teaching Assistant, IST-UL, Portugal
  • 2004 – 2005, Partner, Manager and Technical Director, Gravidade Engenheiros, Lda., Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2003 – 2004, Structural design engineer, Armando Rito, Lda., Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2001 – 2002 and 2003 – 2004, Invited Lecturer, FCT-UNL, Portugal
  • 2001 – 2003, Structural design engineer, JSJ Consult, Lda., Lisbon, Portugal

Areas of Research / Interest

  • Seismic risk, structural vulnerability and code developments
  • Experimental assessment of the seismic response of structures
  • Development of material and geometrically nonlinear numerical models
  • Soil-structure interaction effects and ground response analysis
  • System identification, model updating and operational modal analysis
  • Bridge design and seismic response

Research and Professional Activity

Active participation in 11 international and national research projects, conducting several shake table tests and performing numerical modelling analyses and developments. Has also performed and implemented several finite element developments in the software SeismoStruct. The research projects include:
  • SERIES – Seismic engineering research infrastructures for european synergies, 7th Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission (nº 227887), 2009-2014
  • DiSTEEL – Displacement-based seismic design of steel moment resisting frame structures, Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFSR-CT-2010-00029), 2011-2014
  • SPARCS – Seismic performance assessment of reinforced concrete buildings designed to Portuguese codes, Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), 2010 - 2013

Scientific Orientation

Co-supervision of 1 PhD thesis and 4 MSc dissertations, in cooperation with UME School, Univ. of Naples and Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa (ISEL).

Relevant Publications

Published 2 book chapters, 5 papers in international journals, over 20 papers in international and national conferences, and several research reports and lecture notes.

Theses and dissertations:
  • "A pile-head macro-element approach to seismic design of monoshaft-supported bridges,” PhD thesis supervised by Profs. Alain Pecker (École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC), Paris, France), Steven L. Kramer (Univ. of Washington, USA) and Rui Pinho (Univ. of Pavia, Italy), ROSE Programme, UME School, IUSS Pavia, Italy, 2011
  • "Improved macro-element approaches for seismic analysis of structures on shallow foundations,” monograph supervised by Profs. Roberto Paolucci (Politecnico di Milano, Italy) and Rui Pinho (Univ. of Pavia, Italy), ROSE Programme, UME School, IUSS Pavia, Italy, 2011
  • "Nonlinear analysis of three-dimensional structures – application to the analysis of arch structures,” MSc dissertation supervised by Prof. Francisco B.E. Virtuoso (in Portuguese), IST-UL, 2005
Book chapters:
  • Leite, J., Correia, A.A., Lourenço, P.B., Vintzileou, E., Palieraki, V., Candeias, P., Campos Costa, A., Coelho, E. [2015] "Assessment of innovative solutions for non-load bearing masonry enclosures," Chapter 16 of Experimental Research in Earthquake Engineering, F. Taucer (Ed.), Springer book series Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering
  • Jäger, A., Lu, S., Degée, H., Mordant, C., Chioccariello, A., Rakicevic, Z., Sendova, V., Mendes, L., Candeias, P., Campos Costa, A., Correia, A.A., Coelho, E. [2015] "Full-scale testing of modern unreinforced thermal insulation clay block masonry houses," Chapter 15 of Experimental Research in Earthquake Engineering, F. Taucer (Ed.), Springer book series Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering
Papers in international journals:
  • Sotiriadis, D., Correia, A.A., Sullivan, T. [2015] "Accounting for soil-foundation-structure interaction in the seismic design of reinforced concrete wall structures on shallow foundations," Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (submitted for publication)
  • Almeida, J.P., Correia, A.A., Pinho, R. [2015] "Force-based higher-order beam element with flexural-shear-torsional interaction in 3D frames. Part II: Applications,” Engineering Structures, in press (DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2014.10.028)
  • Correia, A.A., Almeida, J.P., Pinho, R. [2015] "Force-based higher-order beam element with flexural-shear-torsional interaction in 3D frames. Part I: Theory,” Engineering Structures, in press (DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2014.10.024)
  • Pecker, A., Paolucci, R., Chatzigogos, C.T., Correia, A.A., Figini, R. [2014] "The role of non-linear dynamic soil-foundation interaction on the seismic response of structures,” Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 1157-1176 (DOI: 10.1007/s10518-013-9457-0)
  • Correia, A.A., Almeida, J.P., Pinho, R. [2013] "Seismic energy dissipation in inelastic frames: understanding state-of-the-practice damping models,” Structural Engineering International, No. 2/2013, pp. 148-158 (DOI: 10.2749/101686613X13439149157001)

Other scientific and technical Activities

Currently serves in the Technical Secretariat of Sub-Commission 8 (Eurocode 8) of Technical Committee 250 (Structural Eurocodes) of the European Standardization Committee (CEN/TC250/SC8), and is a member of the Technical Committee 203 (TC203: Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering and Associated Problems) of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) and of the Working Group on Eurocode 8 of the Portuguese Technical Committee for Standardization related to the Structural Eurocodes (CT115/GTEC8). Also was member of the Scientific Committee of the 5th Portuguese Conference on Structural Engineering (JPEE 2014) and 9th Portuguese Conference on Seismology and Earthquake Engineering (Sísmica 2014) and is a regular scientific reviewer in several international journals.

Other Information

Received fellowships at postdoctoral, doctoral and graduate levels. Was invited lecturer at 5 international and national conferences, mainly related to soil-structure interaction effects, and at several continuing education events. Has also received the following scientific awards:
  • Young Engineers Innovation Award 2013 (2nd), Portuguese Order of Engineers (OE), to the work "Dispositivo para ensaios sísmicos inovadores em paredes de alvenaria (Innovative seismic testing device for masonry infill solutions),” for developing an innovative test setup for assessing the seismic response of masonry infills of RC frames, 2014
  • Manuel Rocha Award (2nd), Portuguese Geotechnical Society (SPG), to the best doctoral thesis in 2008-2011, 2013
  • Outstanding Presentation Award, 5th International Young Geotechnical Engineers’ Conference (5iYGEC’13), Paris, France, to the communication "An innovative deep foundation macro-element model for seismic analysis of pile/column supports,” 2013
  • Blind Test Challenge Award, 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (15WCEE), Lisbon, Portugal, to the best prediction of 3D RC frame seismic response, 2012
  • Young Geotechnician Award (English), Portuguese Geotechnical Society (SPG), to the work "An innovative pile-head macro-element model for seismic analysis of pile/column supports,” 2012

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