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Iason Pelekis

Iason Pelekis

Supervisor: Dr Matt DeJong

Trumpington Street

Cambridge CB2 1PZ

Biography:

Jason entered the University of Patras in 2008, where he read Civil Engineering until 2013. His final year project was on the numerical simulation of progressive collapse events. He then continued his studies on Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics at the University of Sheffield (2013-2014), with his dissertation addressing fracture of plain concrete. Since joining the Cambridge Centre for Doctoral Training for Future Infrastructure and Built Environment in 2014, Jason has been focusing on novel seismic protection technologies with application to critical infrastructure and buildings. Currently a Visiting Student Researcher at University of California, Berkeley, exploring different computer modelling methodologies for earthquake resistant buildings.

Research Interests

  • Soil-Structure Interaction
  • Dynamics of Rocking Structures and Foundations
  • Centrifuge Testing
  • Numerical Modelling

Teaching

Plastic Collapse Lab 1B

Structural Design Course

Key Publications

Journal Papers

Pelekis, I., Madabhushi, G. S. P., DeJong, M. J., Seismic Performance of Buildings with Structural and Foundation Rocking in Centrifuge Testing. Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics 2018; 1-20.

Pelekis, I., Susmel, L., The Theory of Critical Distances to assess failure strength of notched plain concrete under static and dynamic loading. Engineering Failure Analysis 2017; 82: 378-389.

Conference Papers

Pelekis, I., Madabhushi, G. S. P., DeJong, M. J., Modelling of Rocking Structures in a Centrifuge. Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, Volume 1: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (ICPMG2018), July 17-20, 2018, London, United Kingdom

Pelekis, I., Madabhushi, G. S. P., DeJong, M. J., Experimental Identification of Frequency content for a Rocking Structure on Dense Sand. 16th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Thessaloniki, Greece, 18-21 June 2018

Pelekis, I., Madabhushi, G. S. P., DeJong, M. J., A Centrifuge Investigation of two different Soil-Structure Systems with Rocking and Sliding on Dense Sand. 6th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, M. Papadrakakis, M. Fragiadakis (eds.), Rhodes Island, Greece, 15-17 June 2017

Pelekis, I., Susmel, L., The Theory of Critical Distances to estimate static and dynamic strength of notched plain concrete. Procedia Structural Integrity, 2, 2006-2013, 2016