Mr. Daniel Caicedo from Venezuela recently joined the S4H team as a PhD student. Daniel received the BSc degree in Civil Engineering in 2017 from the National Experimental University of Táchira (UNET) in Venezuela, and the MSc degree in Engineering-Structures in 2021 from the National University of Colombia in Medellín. In his MSc thesis, he analysed the seismic behaviour of building structures using inerter-based devices as vibration controllers, managing the design process as a constrained optimization problem using a metaheuristic technique.
His research has been primarily focused on earthquake engineering, structural dynamics, and seismic resilience of structures. Within the S4H project, Mr. Caicedo will mainly be responsible for WP1 and WP4, which address the influence of variability in seismic signal on the out-of-plane seismic response and capacity of masonry structures. In particular, his focus will be on studying ground motion selection and scaling approaches (WP1) for the seismic performance assessment of masonry structures (WP4).
For a more detailed description of his qualifications, please visit his profile in the Team section.
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