2pm - 3pm
Monday 12 October 2020

Civil and Environmental Engineering Research Seminar and Presentation

Research seminars and presentations toward fostering an effective research environment in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.


Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
AA 03
University of Surrey
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  • Dr Christian Malaga-Chuquitaype
  • Faculty of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College, London

The research seminar programme is as follows:

Dr Christian Malaga-Chuquitaype 

is a researcher, engineer, and educator currently working as a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Structures at Imperial College London where he leads the Emerging Structural Technologies Research Group. His research interests span the areas of earthquake engineering, structural timber engineering, applied dynamics, and the development and implementation of passive and semi-active damping systems. Having practiced for five years in large and small infrastructure projects in Latin America, he is continuously involved in specialised consultancy internationally. He also serve on a number of  committees related to international code development and the advancement of engineering practice. A list of publications can be found in Scopus.


Seismic protection of structures through supplemental inertia devices

The use of supplemental inertia is emerging as an efficient alternative to control the seismic response of a wide variety of civil structures. The benefits of inertial devices can be enhanced by coupling them with clutching and gearing systems. In this talk I will explore the opportunities that inerters bring to the dynamic control of structures subjected to strong ground shaking. Starting with proof-of-concept studies I will proceed to illustrate their potential benefits afforded to steel frames, uplifting bodies and timber buildings.