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Simos Gerasimidis

Assistant Professor
UMassAmherst


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Research and Background

Infrastructure Resilience, Structural response of critical infrastructure systems subjected to extreme-loading events, Resilience-oriented structural design, Damage Propagation, Structural Response of damaged structures, Structural Robustness - Progressive Collapse, Structural Stability, Stability-induced collapse modes, Energy Structures - Wind Turbines, Blast-induced and Fire-induced collapse of structures

Contact Info

Simos Gerasimidis
sgerasimidis@umass.edu
Marston 234A, College of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Massachusetts Amherst, 130 Natural Resources Road,
Amherst, Massachusetts 01003

Research in Action

Education

Ph.D., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2011; M.Eng., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006; Diploma, M.Eng., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2005

Publications

Journal Publications

Gerasimidis S., Kickle B., Moon K., Pantidis P., Diagrid Structural System for High‐Rise Buildings: A first approach to a stiffness‐based optimization, (in preparation).

Pantidis, P., Gerasimidis S., New Euler‐type progressive collapse curves for 2D steel frames, (in preparation).

Gerasimidis S., Khorasani, N.E., Garlock M., Pantidis P., Glassman, J., The resilience of a multi‐story damaged steel moment framed building with multi-hazard post‐event fire consideration, (in preparation).

Sideri J., Mullen C.L., Gerasimidis S., Deodatis G., Distributed Column damage effect on progressive collapse vulnerability in steel buildings exposed to an external blast event, (submitted for review April 2016).

Gerasimidis S., Deodatis G., Yan Y., Ettouney M., Global instability induced failure of tall buildings, ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities (accepted for publication).

Stavridou N., Efthymiou E., Gerasimidis S., Baniotopoulos C.C., Investigation of stiffening schemes effectiveness towards buckling stability enhancement in tubular steel wind turbine towers, (submitted for review November 2014).

Gerasimidis S., Sideri T., A new partial distributed damage method for progressive collapse analysis of buildings, (submitted for review October 2014).

Gerasimidis S., Baniotopoulos C.C., (2015) Progressive collapse mitigation of 2D steel moment frames ‐ Assessment of the effect of different strengthening schemes, in press (April 2015), Stahlbau.

Gerasimidis S., Kontoroupi T., Deodatis G., Ettouney M., (2015). Loss‐of‐stability induced progressive collapse modes in 3D steel moment frames, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Volume 11 (3), pp. 334‐344.

Gerasimidis S., (2014). Analytical assessment of steel frames progressive collapse vulnerability to corner column loss, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Volume 95, pp. 1‐9.

Gerasimidis S., Bisbos C.D., Baniotopoulos C.C., (2013). A computational model for full or partial damage of single or multiple adjacent columns in disproportionate collapse analysis via linear programming, Structure andInfrastructure Engineering, 10 (5), pp. 670‐683.

Gerasimidis S., Bisbos C.D., Baniotopoulos C.C., (2012). Vertical geometric irregularity assessment of steel frames on robustness and disproportionate collapse, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Volume 74, pp.76‐89.

Gerasimidis S., Ampatzis A., Bisbos C.D., (2012). A mathematical programming computational model for disproportionate collapse analysis of steel building frames, Optimization Letters, Volume 6, Number 3, pp. 525‐535.

Gerasimidis S., Baniotopoulos C.C., (2011). Evaluation of wind load integration in disproportionate collapse analysis of steel moment frames for column loss, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Volume 99, Issue 11, pp. 1162‐1173.

Gerasimidis S., Baniotopoulos C.C., (2011). Steel moment frames column loss analysis: the influence of time step size, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Volume 67, Issue 4, pp. 557‐564.

Gerasimidis S., Baniotopoulos C.C., (2011). Disproportionate collapse analysis of cable‐stayed steel roofs for cable loss, International Journal of Steel Structures, Volume 11, Number 1, pp. 91‐98.

Gerasimidis S., Efthymiou E, Baniotopoulos C.C., (2009). On the application of robustness criteria to steel lattice masts, POLLACK Periodica, Volume 4, Number 1, pp. 17‐28.

Conference publications

Stavridou, N., Efthymiou, E., Gerasimidis, S. & Baniotopoulos, C.C. (2015), On the Buckling Analysis of Steel Tubular Wind Turbine Towers with vertical and horizontal stiffeners, Proc. ICOCEE, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey, 2015.

Torres M., Gerasimidis S., Deodatis G., Ettouney M. (2015), Long Wave Buckling Instability Study for Progressive Collapse of Tall Steel Moment Frames, Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, Stanford, CA,USA. Co‐Organizer of Mini‐Symposium on Robustness of Infrastructures.

Spyridaki A., Gerasimidis S., Deodatis G., Ettouney M. (2015), Analytical identification of progressive collapse modes of 3D steel frames through new Euler‐type progressive collapse curves, Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, Stanford, CA, USA.

Sideri J., Gerasimidis S., Deodatis G., Ettouney M. (2015), The effect of partial distributed damage on the progressive collapse mechanisms and collapse loads of high‐rise steel buildings, Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, Stanford, CA, USA.

Sideri J., Mullen C., Gerasimidis S., Deodatis G. (2015), Progressive collapse vulnerability of 3D high rise steel buildings under external blast loading, Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, Stanford, CA, USA.

Mullen C., Sideri J., Gerasimidis S., Deodatis G. (2015), Influence of beam‐column parameter interdependency on SDOF based damage mapping in blast impact region of a high‐rise steel building, Engineering MechanicsInstitute Conference, Stanford, CA, USA.

Baniotopoulos, C.C., Stavridou, N., Efthymiou, E. & Gerasimidis, S. (2014), On the Buckling Analysis of Steel Tubular Wind Energy Towers: Improving their Structural Response by Stiffening Rings, Proc. XIX SMIE2014,Mexico, 12‐16.11.2014, 650‐660.

Yan Y., Gerasimidis S., Deodatis G., Ettouney M., (2014). Global loss‐of‐stability progressive collapse of steel moment frame structures under column loss, Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, Hamilton, ON, Canada.

Yan Y., Gerasimidis S., Deodatis G., Ettouney M., (2014). Global‐loss‐of‐stability progressive collapse mechanisms of 3D steel frame buildings, CESARE 14, Civil Engineering for Sustainability & Resilience, Amman,Jordan.

Stavridou N., Efthymiou E., Gerasimidis S., Baniotopoulos C.C., (2014). Improvement of steel wind turbine tower structural response with implementation of steel stiffening rings, CESARE 14, Civil Engineering for Sustainability & Resilience, Amman, Jordan.

Gerasimidis S., Kontoroupi T., Deodatis G., Ettouney M., (2013). Progressive collapse of 3D steel moment frames due to loss‐of‐stability phenomena, 84th Shock & Vibration Symposium, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Gerasimidis S., Yan Y., Deodatis G., Ettouney M., (2013). A global loss of stability study for progressive collapse of tall steel moment frames, 84th Shock & Vibration Symposium, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Gerasimidis S., Spiridaki A., Deodatis G., Ettouney M., (2013). An analytical tool for the identification of the type of progressive collapse mode of steel moment frames subjected to corner column removal, 84th Shock & Vibration Symposium, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Yan Y., Gerasimidis S., Deodatis G., Ettouney M., (2013). A study on the global loss of stability progressive

Sideri E., Gerasimidis S., Deodatis G., Ettouney M., (2013). Ductile progressive collapse mechanisms of steel moment frames, ICOSSAR 2013, New York, USA.

Spyridaki A., Gerasimidis S., Deodatis G., Ettouney M., (2013). A new analytical method on the comparison of progressive collapse mechanisms of steel frames under corner column removal, ICOSSAR 2013, New York, USA.

Kontoroupi T., Gerasimidis S., Deodatis G., Ettouney M., (2013). A 3D nonlinear progressive collapse study of multi‐story steel frame buildings accounting for loss of stability, ICOSSAR 2013, New York, USA.

Stavridou N., Efthymiou E., Gerasimidis S., Baniotopoulos C.C., (2013). Modeling of the structural response of wind energy towers stiffened by internal rings, 10th HSTAM International Congress on Mechanics, 25‐27 May 2013, Chania, Crete, Greece.

Gerasimidis S., Deodatis G., Ettouney M., (2012). New Findings in progressive collapse of buildings & global structural integrity of damaged structures, 83rd Shock & Vibration Symposium, New Orleans, LA, USA.

Gerasimidis S., Bisbos C., Baniotopoulos C.C., (2011). Disproportionate collapse analysis of steel buildings a plastic limit approach, National Conference of Steel Structures, Volos, Greece.

Tsalikis C., Gerasimidis S., Baniotopoulos C.C., (2011). Progressive collapse of steel moment frames under localized fire, Eurosteel 2011, Budapest, Hungary.

Kuhlmann U., Rolle L, Izzuddin B.A., Pereira M., Bisbos C., Gerasimidis S., (2011). Fact sheet of steel structures, Proceedings of the Final Conference of COST Action TU0601, Robustness of Structures, pp.85‐98, Prague, Czech Republic.

Efthymiou E., Gerasimidis S. & Baniotopoulos C.C., (2009). On the structural response of steel telecommunication lattice masts for wind loading and combined effects, EACWE 5, Florence Italy.

Gerasimidis S., Efthymiou E. & Baniotopoulos C.C., (2009). Optimum outrigger locations of high‐rise steel buildings for wind loading, EACWE 5, Florence Italy.

Kalliagra S., Gerasimidis S., Malindretos M., (2009). Sustainability considerations and standards for structural timber, 3RD CIB International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Built Environments, Delft.

Giannakas N., Tegos I., Gerasimidis S., (2009). On the reinforcement of circular section columns under axial loading and biaxial bending of earthquake resistance structures, Earthquake and Tsunami, Istanbul, Turkey.

Kalliagra S., Gerasimidis S., Malindretos M., (2008). How really sustainable is timber construction, RETBE,Alexandria, Egypt.

Gerasimidis S., Konstantopoulos K., Manikas C., Baniotopoulos C.C., (2008). Trusses Classification According to Robustness Criteria, Eurosteel 2008, Graz, Austria.

Other Publications

Gerasimidis S., Sideri T., Spydiraki, A., Baniotopoulos C.C., (2014). Steel moment frames under column loss progressive collapse scenarios Damage propagation and the effect of column buckling to the overall structural integrity, Festschrift gewidmet Prof. Peter Schaumann, Institut fur Stahlbau, Leibniz Universitat hannover, pp.31-37

M.Eng. Group Thesis (2006): Cable‐stayed Steel Bridge over the Cape Cod Canal, MIT.

M.Eng. Individual Thesis (2006): Application of knee‐bracing system on high‐rise buildings, MIT.

Diploma Thesis (2005): Study of the behavior of the Steel Roof of the Olympic Stadium in Athens because of possible cable failures, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Full Curriculum Vitae

Full Curriculum Vitae