Insights from recent experimental and numerical research on steel frame buildings

*NEW. If you missed the talk, you can now find it on our YouTube Channel. Here is the link.


Achieving structural resilience relies on understanding the physical phenomena and structural mechanisms controlling the response of structural components and systems under different loading scenarios. This understanding is fundamental to the development of robust and efficient design guidelines and to the accurate prediction of structural behaviour. To that end, this talk will cover observations from recent coordinated experimental and numerical research on the behaviour of steel columns, rigid and semi-rigid composite connections and steel moment frame buildings. These observations are used to develop design recommendations, numerical modelling guidelines and computer tools aiming to improve structural ductility, reduce collapse risk and direct economic loses under extreme events.


About the speaker

Dr. Elkady earned both his MSc and Phd from McGill University, Canada. He then joined EPFL, Switzerland as a postdoctoral researcher in the Resilient Steel Structures Laboratory. Currently, he is a Lecturer in Structural Engineering at University of Southampton's National Infrastructure Laboratory in the UK. He specializes in steel and composite steel/concrete structures, performance-based earthquake engineering, and performance evaluation of structural components and systems through large-scale testing and advanced numerical modelling.


Further information

This event is organised by the SECED Young Members' Subcommittee and will be chaired by Tina Marinatou. The event will be preceded by the AGM for the Young Members of SECED (at 6pm).  The event will held in-person at the Institution of Civil Engineers (see below). Attendance at this meeting is free. Seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served from 5.30pm - 6pm. The event will also be broadcast online. To attend the presentation online, please register for the event prior to joining. The registration process will provide you with the link you need to join main event.

Event Details

Event Date 26/10/2022 6:30 pm
Event End Date 26/10/2022 8:00 pm
Location Institution of Civil Engineers

Location Map