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Dr Nicholas Alexander

Dr Nicholas Alexander

Dr Nicholas Alexander
BSc(Eng) Lond, PhD(UCLond), CMath MIMA, CSci

Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering

Office 0.37b
Queen's Building,
University Walk, Clifton BS8 1TR
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 5732

Research summary

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The current projects that I am working on are

  • Behaviour of nonlinear moment resisting frames under seismic excitation - how do you develop robust low order models for complex nonlinear dynamical systems that are subjected to uncertain loading histories? Are nonlinear response spectra and performance based approaches the way forwards?
  • Pre-stressed frames with opening joints that allow structures to soften but remain undamaged after earthquakes. - can we design structures with morphing geometry that remains undamaged after earthquakes?
  • Nonlinear tuned mass dampers - can ...

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Biography

My main areas of interest are Earthquake Engineering, Structural Dynamics and Nonlinear dynamics. I did my undergraduate and post-graduate studies at University College London (UCL). I graduated with a 1st Class Honours degree in Civil Engineering and was awarded the Institution of Civil Engineers prize

My Ph.D. was in the field of nonlinear dynamics; were I worked on bifurcation following, computational algorithms for the investigation of nonlinear systems. The main part of this thesis was the development of algorithms for identifying and continuing invariant manifold tangencies.

After leaving UCL I worked for a Structural Engineering design consultancy before returning ...

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