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Dr Andres Fernando Guzman, Ing., M.ASCE

UNIVERSIDAD DEL NORTE

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UNIVERSIDAD DEL NORTE
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Dr Andres Guzman, Ing., M.ASCE


UNIVERSIDAD DEL NORTE

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Posted By Andres Guzman Jul 5, 2021 10:28 AM
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Dear Mitch, you are right! There is the need to know the truth, and everyone's asking what happened in that collapse. We have to be cautious in what we have to say about it until the official reports are delivered. Some people challenge us to know if we, as engineers, know to solve the puzzle. As you ...
Posted By Andres Guzman Jul 5, 2021 10:27 AM
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Greetings everyone! Welcome to you all to our community in this important role. I am a structural, materials and biomechanics specialist at your service. Regards, AG ------------------------------ Andres Guzman Ing., M.ASCE Associate Professor UNIVERSIDAD DEL NORTE Barranquilla --------------------- ...
Posted By Andres Guzman Jul 4, 2021 12:34 PM
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Dear Zaheer, it is curious, but we are adding shredded PET and PVC in our lab, and we improve other properties rather than compressive strength. It changes material toughness and permeability. At the same time, the compressive strength is not severely reduced if you use the proper amount of waste material. ...
Posted By Andres Guzman Mar 9, 2021 9:40 PM
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Thank you, Tirza! I found very interesting documents! Regards, ------------------------------ Andres Guzman Ing., M.ASCE Associate Professor UNIVERSIDAD DEL NORTE Barranquilla ------------------------------
Posted By Andres Guzman Feb 18, 2021 9:43 PM
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Dear Natalie, thank you for the initiative. In fact, we just changed the student chapter leaders in the Universidad del Norte (Colombia), and it seems that all the contact information of Student chapters in ASCE.org had disappeared. There is no straight way to contact or know other chapters in South ...
Posted By Andres Guzman Feb 14, 2021 10:06 AM
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Dear Tirza, great initiative!  I noticed that several types of research in structural engineering use ANSYS and ABAQUS for FEA. Is there anyone using COMSOL? Specifically, contact simulation? Thanks for your comments. ------------------------------ Andres Guzman Ing., M.ASCE Associate Professor UNIVERSIDAD ...
Posted By Andres Guzman Dec 16, 2020 6:50 PM
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Dear Kuranage, it is an interesting question.  Load distribution in slabs depends on the way the slab is supported and if this support is really working as a restriction for deflections or rotations (shear studs also play an important role here). For composite beams (with steel deck) you should be ...
Posted By Andres Guzman Dec 16, 2020 5:24 PM
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Dear Stephanie, I want to add: Wind loads (Directional procedure) and non-linear design considering P-delta effects. Regards, AG ------------------------------ Andres Guzman Ing., M.ASCE Associate Professor UNIVERSIDAD DEL NORTE Barranquilla ------------------------------
Posted By Andres Guzman Dec 7, 2020 8:02 AM
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Hi everyone, I use PDF-XChange Editor. It is free to use, and it has a lot of functions not only for markups but for documents. It also has a connection to Adobe to use signatures. You should check-it out. ------------------------------ Andres Guzman Ing., M.ASCE Associate Professor UNIVERSIDAD DEL NORTE ...
Posted By Andres Guzman Dec 3, 2020 8:56 AM
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Dear Benjamin, indeed, it is a strong material widely used as principal structural elements in several regions of Colombia, South America. It is called "guadua" in my country. Most of the literature is in Spanish but you can find some information in the following links: Universidad de los Andes Structural ...
Posted By Andres Guzman Nov 1, 2020 12:27 PM
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Dear Christian, you are right, just a part but not all of the width could be considered as an effective beam, regarding reinforcement (as beams, in a moment frame). Nevertheless, please read the lines and suggestions of Mandeep (you should use a structural system for vertical loads and assign responsibilities ...
Posted By Andres Guzman Oct 28, 2020 2:47 PM
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Dear Christian, you have an interesting problem. Enclosed, you will find a document from Structure Point that could help you a lot dimensioning the flat slab with drop panels. From my point of view,  continuous drop panels for seismic purposes could include rebar for flexural strength as a beam (as an ...
Posted By Andres Guzman Oct 28, 2020 2:31 PM
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Posted By Andres Guzman Oct 12, 2020 9:06 AM
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Andrés Guzmán - Escuela Distrital de Arte/Fábrica de cultura - Ongoing - Structural designer Brief description of the project: Fábrica de cultura Enclosed, you will find some pictures of the project. Vault: Steel stairs:   ------------------------------ Andres Guzman Ing., M.ASCE ...
Posted By Andres Guzman Oct 12, 2020 9:06 AM
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Dear Reza, it is a great initiative! I will try to start sharing my projects. The first barrier is the language. My projects are in Spanish, so I have to prepare a "Data Sheet" for the most exciting projects and start a connection with anyone who will be interested in. Regards,  AG ------------------------------ ...
Posted By Andres Guzman Sep 9, 2020 7:20 PM
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Dear Reza, it will be interesting to review your work!  I will share with you my most recent work in this subject so I can have your feedback: " Performance evaluation of structures with reinforced concrete columns retrofitted with steel jacketing ." I hope you find it useful! Regards, ------------------------------ ...
Posted By Andres Guzman Aug 18, 2020 5:00 PM
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Hi everyone, it is just me, or the attachments are not being posted in this thread? Two participants reported screenshots, but I can not see them. ------------------------------ Andres Guzman Ing., M.ASCE Associate Professor UNIVERSIDAD DEL NORTE Barranquilla ------------------------------
Posted By Andres Guzman May 3, 2020 1:17 PM
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Dear Bill, it is an interesting topic. There are several studies on this topic, but it becomes more relevant during this period of distance learning. I firmly believed that students cheat mostly because of fear (i.e., academic results, lack of time, lack of knowledge) -there is a small population that ...
Posted By Andres Guzman Apr 27, 2020 8:02 AM
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Dear Kuranage, could you please explain with more detailed your project? The number of floors, floor heights, material (steel or reinforced concrete), height/plan dimension ratio. There are several alternatives to use a combined system for high rise structures. Still, I do not understand if you are asking ...
Posted By Andres Guzman Apr 11, 2020 3:45 PM
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Thanks for sharing, Amy! All traffic consultancies were stopped because of the pandemic. It seems that your article offers a nice alternative to perform traffic analyses during these times. We will implement it in our office, and I will let you know our results. Regards, ------------------------------ ...