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Dr. Dimitrios Konstantinidis

B.S., M.S, Ph.D. (University of California, Berkeley, USA)

Office JHE 336
Extension 27281
Email address konstant@mcmaster.ca


Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering

Structures and Earthquake Engineering

Research Interests

  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Structural Health Monitoring

Specific Research Interests and Activities

  • Base Isolation
  • Energy Dissipation Devices
  • Seismic Performance of Equipment and Nonstructural Components
  • Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering
  • Seismic Stability of Classical Temples and Monuments
  • Rocking Structures
  • Mechanics of Elastomeric Bearings
  • Dynamic Testing
  • Structural Health Monitoring

 

Publications

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Books

  • Kelly, J. M. and Konstantinidis, D. (2011) Mechanics of Rubber Bearings for Seismic and Vibration Isolation. Wiley.

Journal articles

  • Osgooei, P.M., Van Engelen, N.C., Konstantinidis, D., Tait, M.J. “Experimental and Finite Element Study on the Lateral Response of Modified Rectangular Fiber-Reinforced Elastomeric Isolators (MR-FREIs).” Engineering Structures (in review).
  • Konstantinidis, D. and Nikfar, F. “Seismic Response of Sliding Equipment in Base Isolated Buildings Subjected to Broad-Band Ground Motions.” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics (in review).
  • Van Engelen, N.C., Osgooei, P.M., Tait, M.J., and Konstantinidis, D. “Experimental and Finite Element Study on the Compression Properties of Modified Rectangular Fiber Reinforced Elastomeric Isolators (MR-FREIs).” Engineering Structures (in review).
  • Heerema, P., Shedid, M., Konstantinidis, D., and El-Dakhakhni, W.W. “Behavior of Asymmetric Reinforced Masonry Shear Wall Building under Quasi-Static Loading.” Journal of Structural Engineering (ASCE). (in review).
  • Van Engelen, N.C., Tait, M.J., and Konstantinidis, D. “Simplified Model of the Shear Behaviour of Unbonded Fiber Reinforced Elastomeric Isolators (FREIs).” Journal of Structural Engineering (ASCE) (in review).
  • Van Engelen, N.C., Osgooei, P.M., Tait, M.J., and Konstantinidis, D. “Partially Bonded Fiber Reinforced Elastomeric Isolators (PBFREIs).” Structural Control and Health Monitoring (in review).
  • Osgooei, P.M., Tait, M.J., and Konstantinidis, D. “Finite Element Analysis of Unbonded Square Fiber-Reinforced Elastomeric Isolators (FREIs) under Lateral Loading in Different Directions.” Composite Structures (in review).
  • Konstantinidis, D., Makris, N., and Kelly J.M. “In-Situ Condition Assessment of Seismic Fluid Dampers: Experimental Studies and Challenges.” Meccanica (accepted).(DOI: 10.1007/s11012-014-9882-4)
  • Osgooei, P.M., Tait, M.J., and Konstantinidis, D. “Three-Dimensional Finite Element Analysis of Circular Fiber-Reinforced Elastomeric Bearings under Compression.” Composite Structures Vol. 108, No. 2, pp. 191–204
    (DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2013.09.008).
  • Konstantinidis, D., Makris, N., and Kelly J.M. (2012) “Health Monitoring of Fluid Dampers for Vibration Control of Structures: Experimental Investigation.” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics. Vol. 41, No. 13, pp. 1813–1829 (DOI: 10.1002/eqe.2159).
  • Konstantinidis, D. and Makris, N. (2010). “Experimental and Analytical Studies on the Response of 1/4-Scale Models of Freestanding Laboratory Equipment Subjected to Strong Earthquake Shaking.” Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering. Vol. 8, No. 6, pp. 1457–1477 (DOI: 10.1007/s10518-010-9192-8).
  • Yang, T. Y., Konstantinidis, D., and Kelly, J. M. (2010). “The Influence of Isolator Hysteresis on Equipment Performance in Seismic Isolated Buildings.” Earthquake Spectra. Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 275–293 (DOI: 10.1193/1.3276901).
  • Kelly, J. M. and Konstantinidis, D. (2009). “Steel Shim Stresses in Multilayer Bearings under Compression and Bending” Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures, Vol. 4, No. 6, pp. 1109–1125 (DOI: 10.2140/jomms.2009.4.1109).
  • Kelly, J. M. and Konstantinidis, D. (2009). “Effect of Friction on Unbonded Elastomeric Bearings.” Journal of Engineering Mechanics (ASCE). Vol. 135, No. 9, pp. 953–960 (DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0000019).
  • Konstantinidis, D. and Makris, N. (2009). “Experimental and Analytical Studies on the Response of Freestanding Laboratory Equipment to Earthquake Shaking.” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics. Vol. 38 No. 6, pp. 827–848 (DOI: 10.1002/eqe.871).
  • Konstantinidis, D. and Makris, N. (2005). “Seismic Response Analysis of Multidrum Classical Columns.” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics. Vol. 34, No. 10, pp. 1243–1270 (DOI: 10.1002/eqe.478).
  • Makris, N. and Konstantinidis, D. (2003). “The Rocking Spectrum and the Limitations of Practical Design Methodologies.” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics. Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 265–289 (DOI: 10.1002/eqe.223).

Technical Reports

  • Budnitz, R.J., Konstantinidis, D., and Zhou, Z. (2014). “Evaluation of NRC Seismic-Structural Regulations and Regulatory Positions and of Simulation-Evaluation Tools for Applicability to Small Modular Reactors (SMRs).” Report NUREG/CR-XXXX. United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Washington, DC.
  • Budnitz, R. J., Zhou, Z., and Konstantinidis, D. (2012). “Soil Structure Interaction (SSI) for Small Modular Reactors on Individual Foundations: Task 4: Evaluation of NRC Regulatory Positions and SRP Sections Identified in Task 2 as Possibly Needing Revision.” Report No. NRC Project V6013–4. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Report to the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
  • Budnitz, R. J. and Konstantinidis, D. (2011). “Soil Structure Interaction (SSI) for Small Modular Reactors on Individual Foundations: Task 2: Categorization of Various Documents.” Report No. NRC Project V6013–2. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Report to the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
  • Konstantinidis, D., Kelly, J.M., and Makris, N. (2011).  “In-Situ Monitoring of the Force Output of Fluid Dampers.Report No. PEER-2011/103, Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 2011. Link
  • Konstantinidis, D., Kelly, J.M., and Makris, N. (2008).  “Experimental Investigations on the Seismic Response of Bridge Bearings.Report No. EERC-2008/02, Earthquake Engineering Research Center, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 2008. Link
  • Konstantinidis, D. and Makris, N. (2005).  “Experimental and Analytical Studies on the Seismic Response of Freestanding and Anchored Laboratory Equipment.” Report No. PEER 2005/07, Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 2005. Link
  • Makris, N. and Konstantinidis, D. (2005), authors of Chapter 6 in: Comerio, M. C. (editor). PEER Testbed Study on a Laboratory Building: Exercising Seismic Performance Assessment. Report No. PEER 2005/12. Berkeley, California: Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center, University of California, 2005. Link
  • Makris, N. and Konstantinidis, D. (2001). “The Rocking Spectrum and the Shortcomings of Design Guidelines.” Report No. PEER 2001/07, Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 2001. Link