Mr Szabo recently joined the S4H team as a PhD candidate. Simon is graduated from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. His skills encompass both architectural and structural engineering. In particular, he focused his interests on the behaviour of masonry structures and materials and already carried out research studies regarding the homogenisation of space grids, the modelling of adobe masonry domes, the architectural and structural classification of brick dryer buildings in Hungary, the technological development of brick making in Hungary and the non-destructive testing (NDT) of masonry elements.
Currently, he focuses his research on the modelling of historical constructions, aiming to study the global structural behaviour rather than the local material behaviour. The final aim is to provide applicable results and tools for civil engineers when assessing an entire building. His research is done in the frame of Work Package 4 (WP4) of the S4H project. His computer skills (Java), FEM knowledge and CAD strong background will be beneficial to provide civil engineers all-integrated tools for the in-field practice. As an example, he already managed to develop a Limit Analysis program in Java to assess the stability of randomised discrete assemblies of blocks. More information will be made available later.
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