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Dimitrios G. Lignos

Dimitrios G. Lignos

Assistant Professor
PhD 

Contact

Off: 817 Sherbrooke Street W.
Rm: 278C
Tel: 514-398-2198
Fax: 514-398-7361
dimitrios [dot] lignos [at] mcgill [dot] ca (E-mail)

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Education

General information

Professor Lignos’s research area involves integrated experimental and analytical methods for the development of performance-based assessment techniques for seismic design and evaluation of steel structures. His research focuses on collapse assessment of structural systems including cumulative damage effects, seismic rehabilitation of steel structures with innovative materials and health monitoring. Before he joined the Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics at McGill University, Professor Lignos conducted experimental research on world’s largest testing facilities in United States and Japan. He is currently involved with Applied Technology Council for implementation of research results into practice and the development of simplified seismic assessment techniques. Professor Lignos joined McGill University in June 2010.

Professional affiliations

  • Canadian Society for Civl Engineering, CSCE (Sustaining Member)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, ASCE (Associate Member)
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, EERI
  • Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation, NEES
  • Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center, PEER
  • Architectural Institute of Japan, AIJ
  • National Information Center of Earthquake Engineering (NICEE)
  • United States Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Canadian Association for Earthquake Engineering (CAEE)

Research interests

  • Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering
  • Collapse Assessment of Structural Systems
  • Seismic Design of Steel Structures
  • Seismic Rehabilitation of Steel Structures
  • Experimental Methods in Earthquake Engineering
  • Fatigue and Fracture of Steel Structures
  • Earthquake Protective Systems - Passive Control
  • Health Monitoring

Recent professional activities

Current collaborators

  • Professor Eduardo Miranda, Stanford University, USA
  • Professor Masayoshi Nakashima, Kyoto University, E-Defense, Japan
  • Professor Sarah Billington, Stanford University, USA
  • Professor Andrew Whittaker, University at Buffalo, USA
  • Professor Anne Kiremidjian, Stanford University, USA

Courses offered

  • CIVE 320 Numerical Methods 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • CIVE 418 Design Project 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • CIVE 462 Design of Steel Structures 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • CIVE 616 Nonlin Struct. Anal for Bldgs 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • CIVE 602 Finite Element Analysis 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • CIVE 603 Structural Dynamics 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

Selected awards

  • 2014 Award for Research Excellence - Early Career-Faculty of Engineering, The Christophe Pierre Award recognizes excellence and potential for future preeminence in research by academic staff in the Faculty of Engineering.
  • ASCE Outstanding Reviewer Award 2013 in recognition of outstanding service as a reviewer for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Journal of Structural Engineering.
  • 2013 ASCE State-of-the-Art in Civil Engineering Award, for the paper "Deterioration Modeling of Steel Components in Support of Collapse Prediction of Steel Moment Frames under Earthquake Loading," Journal of Structural Engineering, November 2011, for its contribution toward rationalizing collapse estimation for steel moment frames under seismic loading.
  • ASCE Outstanding Reviewer Award 2012 in recognition of outstanding service as a reviewer for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Journal of Structural Engineering. 
  • First Place Award, Blind Analysis Prediction of a Full Scale Steel Structure equipped with Tripple Friction Pendulum Isolators, International Blind Analysis Competition, E-Defense, Japan (Awarded during the 9th International Conference on Urban Earthquake Engineering, Tokyo, March 2012).
  • Engineering Class of '44 Award for Outstanding Teaching, Faculty of Engineering, McGill University, 2011.
  • 3rd Place Award, Blind Analysis Prediction of a Full Scale Steel Structure equipped with Steel Dampers, International Blind Analysis Competition, E-Defense, Japan (Awarded during the 7th International Conference on Urban Earthquake Engineering, Tokyo, March 2010.
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Kyoto University, Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Japan.
  • John A. Blume Fellow for Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, USA (First Recipient)
  • Medal and Award for Exemplary Research in the Area of Earthquake Engineering (awarded during the 3rd MIT conference on Mechanics and Solids, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, June 2005)
  • Fulbright Scholar
  • “John Argyris” Medal and Award (awarded during 5th GRACM International Congress on Computational Mechanics, Limassol, Cyprus, 2005)

Representative publications

(2) Journal Publications

  1. Lignos, D.G., Karamanci, E. (2013). "Drift-Based and Dual-Parameter Fragility Curves for Concentrically Braced Frames in Seismic Regions", Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol. 90, 209-220.
  2. Lignos, D.G., Miranda, E. (2013). "Estimation of Base Motion in Instrumented Steel Buildings Using Output-Only System Identification", Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, EESD, doi: 10.1002/eqe.2359.
  3. Lignos, D.G., Moreno, D.M., Billington, S.L. (2013). "Seismic Retrofit of Steel Moment Resisting Frames with High Performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete Infill Panels: Large Scale Hybrid Simulation Experiments", ASCE, Journal of Structural Engineering doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0000877.
  4. Okazaki, T., Lignos, D.G., Midorikawa, M., Ricles, J.M., Love, J. (2013). "Damage to Steel Buildings Observed After the 2011 Tohoku-Oki Earthquake", Earthquake Spectra, Vol. 21(S1), 219-243.
  5. Lignos, D.G., Krawinkler, H. (2013). "Development and Utilization of Structural Component Databases for Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering", ASCE, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 139(NEES2), 1382-1394.
  6. Okazaki, T., Lignos, D.G., Hikino, T., Kajiwara, K. (2013). "Dynamic Response of a Chevron Concentrically Braced Frame", ASCE, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 139(4), 515-525.
  7. Eads, L., Miranda, E., Krawinkler, H., Lignos, D.G. (2013). "An Efficient Method for Estimating the Collapse Risk of Structures in Seismic Regions", Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, EESD, Vol. 42 (1), 25-41.
  8. Lignos, D. G., Hikino, T., Matsuoka, Y., Nakashima, M. (2013). “Collapse Assessment of Steel Moment Frames Based on E-Defense Full-Scale Shake Table Collapse Tests", ASCE,Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 139 (1), 120-132.
  9. Ramirez, C.M., Lignos, D.G., Miranda, E., Kolios, D. (2012). "Fragility Functions for pre-Northridge Welded Steel Moment-Resisting Beam-to-Column Connections", Journal of Engineering Structures, Vol. 45, 574-584.
  10. Noh, H.Y., Lignos, D.G., Nair, K., Kiremidjian, A.S.(2012). “Development of Fragility Functions as a Damage Classification Method for Steel Moment-Resisting Frames Using a Wavelet-Based Damage Sensitive Feature", Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, EESD, Vol. 41 (4), 681-696.
  11. Lignos, D. G., Chung, Y-L., Nagae, T., Nakashima, M., (2011). “Numerical and Experimental Evaluation of Seismic Capacity of High-Rise Steel Buildings Subjected to Long Duration Earthquakes", Journal of Computers and Structures, Vol. 89 (11-12), 959-967.
  12. Lignos, D. G., Krawinkler, H., (2011). “Deterioration Modeling of Steel Components in Support of Collapse Prediction of Steel Moment Frames under Earthquake Loading", ASCE, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 137 (11), 1291-1302.
  13. Shafei, B., Zareian, F., Lignos, D. G., (2011). “A Simplified Method for Collapse Capacity Assessment of Moment-Resisting Frame and Shear Wall Structural Systems", Journal of Engineering Structures, Vol. 33 (4), 1107-1116.
  14. Noh, H.Y., Nair, K.K., Lignos, D. G., Kiremidjian, A.S., (2011). “On the Use of Wavelet Based Damage Sensitive Features for Structural Damage Diagnosis Using Strong Motion Data", ASCE, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 137 (10), 1215-1228.
  15. Lignos, D. G., Krawinkler, H., Whittaker, A. S., (2011). “Prediction and Validation of Sidesway Collapse of Two Scale Models of a 4-Story Steel Moment Frame”,Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, EESD, Vol. 40 (7), 807-825.
  16. Lignos, D. G., Kolios, D., Miranda, E., (2010). “Fragility Assessment of Reduced Beam Section Moment Connections”, ASCE, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 136 (9), 1140-1150.
  17. Zareian, F., Krawinkler, H., Ibarra L. F., Lignos, D. G., (2009). “Basic Concepts and Performance Measures in Prediction of Collapse of Buildings under Earthquake Ground Motions”, The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings Journal, Vol. 19 (1-2), 167-181.
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