Ongoing projects:

NANOFIRE | TBA | Total Budget TBA € | EU Contribution TBA €


Finished Projects:

EQUALJOINTS: European pre-QUALified steel JOINTS | RFSR-CT-2013-00021 | Total Budget 1.642.713 € | EU Contribution 985.628 €

More info: EQUALJOINTS project page

HILONG: High strength long span structures | RFSR-CT-2012-00028 | Total Budget 1.602.389 € | EU Contribution 922.797 € 

TaperSteel – Stability design of non-uniform steel members | PTDC/ECM-EST/1970/2012 | Total Budget: 118.952,00 €

Fatigue and capacity analysis of welded tubular K joints


Study stress distribution around the joint and compare with CIDECT manual.

Check effect of filling chord with plane concrete on fatigue capacity.


Heat transfer analysis of steel connections with fire protection

Project_connection_fire3D Heat transfer analysis for determining temperature distribution on connection and bolts for CHS columns connected to steel I beams with different type of connections.

Study effect of coat back length when exposed to standard fire.



Simplified Thermal and Structural Analysis Methods for Cold-Formed Thin-Walled Steel Studs in Wall Panels Exposed to Fire from One Side

PhD1My thesis investigates the thermal and structural performance of cold-formed thin-walled steel structures in wall panel construction exposed to fire. I have developed two methods: first method is for calculating ultimate capacity of thin-walled steel columns/studs with non-uniform temperature distributions in the cross-section and second method is for calculating temperature distribution in the thickness of the wall panel included gypsum boards, steel studs and thermal insulation. (Abaqus Unified FEA for heat transfer and structural analysis and MATLAB has been used in this research for validation and implementation of the methods)




Efficiency of Post-Tensioning Approach in Design of Bridges