Daniel Pohoryles


Name    Daniel Pohoryles

             PhD student

Email    daniel.pohoryles.10@ucl.ac.uk

Area of Research / Academic Interests

Daniel Pohoryles joined EPICentre in 2013. He is a PhD student in Earthquake Engineering working on the Challenging RISK project funded by EPSRC. Before joining EPICentre, he was working as a structural engineer at the London office of Peter Brett Associates LLP.

Daniel has a background in Chemistry, with a BSc from Imperial College, and has completed a Graduate Diploma and MSc in Civil Engineering at UCL. His thesis focused on the mitigation of seismic loading by devising an improved control algorithm for semi-active dampers.

Daniel’s research interest focusses on the retrofit of pre-1970’s reinforced concrete structures that were found to perform poorly under recent seismic events and are deemed particularly vulnerable. The aim of his PhD project is to evaluate different FRP (fibre-reinforced polymers) retrofit schemes by means of full-scale testing, in order to inform computational models and develop new empirical design formulae. A variety of novel monitoring techniques will be employed throughout the experiments. 

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Keywords / Tags

Earthquake Engineering, Reinforced Concrete, Retrofit, Strengthening Schemes, Mitigation, FRP, Digital Image Correlation, Control Algorithms.