Dr. Michael C. Constantinou
Structural dynamics; Dynamic testing and performance-based engineering with particular emphasis in the development and use of new technologies
Summary of Recent Relevant Research:
Dr. Constantinou is credited with major contributions in the development and implementation of seismic isolation systems, viscous energy dissipation systems (dampers) and the toggle-brace and scissor-jack systems (60 citations in newspapers and magazines) in various types of civil infrastructures. This picture illustrates a gas platform currently under construction in an environment characterized by strong earthquake, extremely low temperature, strong wind and ice impact loadings. Dr. Constantinou developed procedures for the analysis, design, scaling and testing of seismic isolation bearings for two such platforms that can sustain extreme loadings in a multi-hazard environment.