Dr. Ivo Caliò


Ivo Caliò received his PhD in Structural Engineering in 1995 investigating the large displacement response of structures subjected to uplift foundations during earthquakes. In 1997 he started is academic career at the University of Catania in Italy where he continued his research on nonlinear dynamics and earthquake engineering. He supervised many PhD students and post-doctoral researches working on seismic vulnerability and retrofitting of existing buildings not designed to resist earthquakes and proposed a new computational strategy for the simulation of the nonlinear behaviour of masonry structures known as Discrete Macro-Element Method (DMEM). In 2009 he initiated a research group, involving many PhD students and academic researchers, for the development of advanced structural engineering software based on the DMEM, suitable both for academic investigations and practical engineering. Within this research topic two structural analysis programs have been developed: 3DMacro for masonry buildings and HiStrA (Historical Structure Analysis) focused on the Structural Assessment of Historical Monumental Structures and Masonry Bridges. A key feature of his work has been extensive international collaboration with fellow academics particularly in Portugal and UK. From 2012 he is collaborating with Prof Paulo Lourenco of the university of Minho and his research team on the use and validation of the DMEM for masonry monumental structures and masonry bridge. In 2015 he started a collaboration with Prof Bassam Izzuddin of the Imperial College of London on the seismic vulnerability assessment and innovative retrofitting strategies of buildings not designed to resist earthquakes. A key feature of this research has been the use of high fidelity models, implemented in the software ADAPTIC developed by Prof Izzuddin, capable of considering progressive collapse scenario, triggered by earthquakes, and accounting for the contribution of non-structural elements. Aiming at identifying suitable retrofitting strategies for existing buildings, innovative low impact solutions have been proposed which are being applied in structural engineering practice. His publication record exceeds 180 papers in leading international journal and conferences.

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31
2022

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7
2022

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Feb
10
2022

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