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Insights from recent experimental and numerical research on steel frame buildings

Event organised by Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics

26 October 2022

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Achieving structural resilience relies on understanding the physical phenomena and structural mechanisms controlling the response of structural components and systems under different loading scenarios. This understanding is detrimental to the development of robust and efficient design guidelines and to the accurate prediction of structural behaviour.

To that end, this talk will cover observations from recent coordinated experimental and numerical research on the behaviour of steel columns, rigid and semi-rigid composite connections and steel moment frame buildings. These observations are used to develop design recommendations, numerical modelling guidelines, and computer tools aiming to improve structural ductility, reduce collapse risk and direct economic losses under extreme events.


Dr Ahmed Elkady

Dr Ahmed Elkady

University of Southampton

lecturer in structural engineering

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Dr Ahmed Elkady

Dr Ahmed Elkady earned both his MSc and Phd from McGill University, Canada. He then joined EPFL, Switzerland as a postdoctoral researcher in the Resilient Steel Structures Laboratory.

Currently, he is a Lecturer in Structural Engineering at the University of Southampton's National Infrastructure Laboratory in the UK.

He specializes in steel and composite steel/concrete structures, performance-based earthquake engineering, and performance evaluation of structural components and systems through large-scale testing and advanced numerical modelling.

For more information please contact:

Shelly-Ann Russell