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Professor Cornelia Doerich-Stavridis

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Prof. Cornelia Doerich-Stavridis

School of Science, Engineering & Technology
University of Abertay, Dundee, UK

I am a Chartered Civil Engineering and lecturer within the School of Science Engineering and Technology. My research links strongly to the development of Eurocode 1993-1-6 on Strength and stability of shell structures. [I am now a member of the ECCS (European Convention for Constructional Steelwork) Technical Working Group 8.4 (TWG 8.4) on shell buckling and contributing author to several chapters of the 5th edition of the Recommendations “Buckling of Steel Shells - European Design Recommendations” published 2008 and closely related to the Eurocode EN 1993-1-6 (2007).] My research expertise of the past 13 years lies in the application of high powered numerical modeling of complex civil engineering systems, which are applicable to many research areas. My research to date has focused on the strength and the stability of thin curved structures such as wind turbine towers and pipelines. In recognition of my international research standing and quality of work up to now I was appointed (in 2014) National Expert for the Eurocode EN1993-1-6: Strength and Stability of Shell Structures. Eurocodes are a set of harmonized technical rules, which have now replaced the British Standards, providing a common approach for the design of buildings and other civil engineering works and construction products. Only one Expert from each member country can be appointed for each Eurocode. Incorporating my research into the standard has a major impact on the design of thin walled structures across Europe.

Professional Employment History:
2011-now Lecturer and Programme Leader, Civil Engineering, Abertay University
2007-11 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh

Professional Memberships:
2014 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
2012 Award of membership with the Institution of Civil Engineers (MICE). Chartered Engineer (CEng) with the Engineering Council
2010 Award of the professional title “European Engineer (EUR ING)”. Recognition of professional qualification within Europe
2010-now Full member of the Association of German Engineers

2011-2013 PGCert Teaching in Higher Education
2004-2007 Ph.D, Institute for Infrastructure & Environment, Edinburgh: “Strength and stability of locally supported cylinders”
2002-2003 “Vertieferarbeit” (6 month project) issued by the University of Karlsruhe, Germany and supervised by Dr JMFG Holst at Institute for Infrastructure & Environment, Edinburgh
“Bracket supported silos”
1996-2003 “Diplom” degree at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany
2001 “Diplomarbeit” (final year project) at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany
“Failure behaviour of steel columns under elevated temperatures”

Selected Publications:
[1] L. Chen, J. M. Rotter, C. Doerich (2012), Practical Calculations for Uniform External Pressure Buckling in Cylindrical Shells with Stepped Walls, Thin-Walled Structures, Volume 61, December 2012, Pages 162-168

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