Mr Dimitris Karpouzis

Research project: FRP Strengthening of RC Frames

Abstract

Investigate the behaviour of RC frames under seismic conditions and effect of FRP strengthening on the performance of these structural elements.

Design and produce experimental specimens aiming to investigate the influence of the main factors affecting the behaviour of RC Frames with FRP strengthening methods and in particular the energy dissipation.

Using numerical and FE modelling for investigation of the behaviour of such elements, including verification using experimental data.

Developed models to be used for further parametric study of the influencing factors and to investigate the effect of application of different reinforcement ratios for FRP strengthening.

Biography

Structural engineer, graduate member of ICE, with over 4 years of demonstrated experience in the UK construction sector. Currently working for Cantifix, a leading specialist contractor in structural glass. Worked in many iconic projects such as Battersea Power Station, Alexandra Palace, Nottingham Castle Museum, The Royal Automobile Club, The Inner Temple.

Graduated from Faculty of Civil Engineering Kingston University London in 2014 with a Bachelor in Engineering. Completed an MSc degree from Kingston University London in Structural Design and Construction Management in 2015.

Currently studying as part time towards a PhD in the area of strengthening of RC frames using FRP materials.

Qualifications

  • BEng in Civil Engineering, Kingston University London
  • MSc in Structural Design and Construction Management, Kingston University London