Integrated Buildings & Structures

  • 1.  Survey for NSF I-Corps - Structural Engineering/Seismic Design

    Posted 12-05-2021 11:17 PM
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    Hello

    My name is Arman Tatar and I am a Ph.D. candidate at Michigan Technological University. I am part of MTU's I-Corps Fall 2021 cohort. This is a National Science Foundation's (NSF) entrepreneurship training program and part of this training program includes interviews from experts and successful businesses. I need to complete 30 interview forms with experts in the field on the subject that I am working on. Since my background is in earthquake engineering, I decided to interview experts in the seismic design and rehabilitation field and I was wondering if you could fill this form at your earliest convenience and email it to [email protected] if your field of work relates to the interview questions.
    I appreciate your help and thank you in advance for your time. Please let me know if you have any questions.

    Sincerely,
    Arman




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    Arman Tatar Aff.M.ASCE
    SEI Graduate Student Chapter Chair at MTU
    SEI GSC Leadership Council Vice Chair
    Research Assistant
    Houghton MI
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  • 2.  RE: Survey for NSF I-Corps - Structural Engineering/Seismic Design

    Posted 23 days ago

    Hi Arman, very interesting area you have selected! 

    Unfortunately, I can't help with your subject today Arman. It's not common to see earthquake design structures here in Brazil, due to almost none Hazard Seismic Activity.  Our relationship with local partners in South America have been somewhat limited. Countries like Chile (that is very advanced in seismic technology) has a lot to offer but in contrast with our lack of integrative actions. Although I dedicate much time in learning activities to study some seismic mechanisms as well – I am aware of some valuable information on this impressive life threat area. Even though I never have designed a full structure to its effects, I adapted some special provisions while designing a recent Main Wind Force Resisting System (MWFRS). Improving the connections using high strength concrete in a variable depth beam was necessary to gain some additional shear & axial resistance by applications of structural concrete strut-and-tie with the aid of software C.A.S.T from University of Illinois. This suggested a creative interface between steel arch structure and the concrete structure, as well increasing the capacity for the steel base anchors. The Anchor design was performed using  Anchor Designers by Simpson Strong & Tie and HILTi  Profis, an extent knowledge of ACI 318 while searching for advanced papers.

    I wish you good luck and I hope some expert colleagues might be able to help you in time.

    Andre.

     



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    Andre Newinski S.E., A.M.ASCE
    Engenheiro Estrutural
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    Santo Angelo
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  • 3.  RE: Survey for NSF I-Corps - Structural Engineering/Seismic Design

    Posted 22 days ago
    Hi Andre

    Thank you for your input.

    Regards
    Arman

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    Arman Tatar Aff.M.ASCE
    SEI Graduate Student Chapter Chair at MTU
    SEI GSC Leadership Council Vice Chair
    Research Assistant
    Houghton MI
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