Faculty

Dimitrios Kalliontzis
Dr. Dimitrios Kalliontzis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office Location: N113 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-9838 | Fax: 713-743-4260
Email: dkallion [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu

Education: 

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California San Diego, 2018-2020
Ph.D., Structural Engineering, University of Minnesota at Twin Cities, 2018
M.S., Structural Engineering, Iowa State University, 2014
B.S., Civil Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece

Professional Experience: 

Technical Intern, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH), NY, 2014

Classes: 

CIVE 6353-Behavior and Design of Prestressed Concrete

Awards & Honors: 

2nd Place Award in Oral Presentation Competition of 6th Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium at University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, 2018
Grant by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) to present research in 11th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Los Angeles, CA, 2018
Honorable Mention by 13th Canadian Masonry Symposium for the Publication entitled "Simplified Approach for Estimating the Envelope Response of Unbonded Posttensioned Masonry Shear Walls", Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2017
Research Excellence Award by Iowa State University for Research Contributions to Structural Engineering, Ames, IA, 2014
Ranked 1st in Students originating from Kavala, Greece: Awarded Special Distinction by the President of the Greek (Hellenic) Democracy, Athens, Greece, 2007

Research Interests: 

Large-scale testing of building and bridge structural systems

Performance assessment and retrofit of concrete and masonry structures

Mechanics of structural and non-structural rocking components

Analytical and fiber-based modeling

Fluid-Structure Interaction

Presentations: 

13th North American Masonry Conference (2019). “The Effect of Impact Energy Loss in the Dynamic Response of Unbonded Post-Tensioned Masonry Walls.”
13th North American Masonry Conference (2019). “Improving Performance of Unbonded Post-Tensioned Masonry Walls with the Use of Elastomeric Interfaces.”
11th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (2018). “Modeling of a Rocking Masonry Wall with Unbonded Post-Tensioning Subjected to Shake-Table Testing.
3rd Huixian International Forum on Earthquake Engineering for Young Researchers (2017). “Modeling of Fully-Grouted Masonry Shear Walls with Unbonded Post-Tensioning under Reverse-Cyclic Loading.”
13th Canadian Masonry Symposium (2017). “Simplified Approach for Estimating the Envelope Response of Unbonded-Posttensioned Masonry Walls.”
PCI Convention and National Bridge Conference (2017). “Improving Seismic Response of Precast Structures Designed with Jointed Connections.”
16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (2017). “Improving Accuracy of the Simple Rocking Model of Rigid Blocks.”
VII European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (2016). “A Simple Analytical Model for the Rocking PreWEC System.”

Invited Presentations / Lectures: 

EERI McMaster Guest Lecture Series, May 2017. "Understanding the behavior and improving the seismic performance of rocking structures." McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Refereed Journal Publications: 

Kalliontzis, D., and Sritharan, S. (2020). "Dynamic response and impact energy loss in controlled rocking members." Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, 49(4), 319-338.
Kalliontzis, D., Schultz, A. E., and Sritharan, S. (2020). "Generalized dynamic analysis of structural single rocking walls (SRWs)." Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, 49(7), 633-656.
Kalliontzis, D., and Sritharan, S. (2018). "Characterizing dynamic decay of motion of free-standing rocking members." Earthquake Spectra, 34(2), 843-866.
Kalliontzis, D., and Schultz, A. E. (2017). "Characterizing the in-plane rocking response of masonry walls with unbonded posttensioning." ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 143(9): 04017110.
Kalliontzis, D., and Schultz, A. E. (2017). "Improved estimation of the reverse-cyclic behavior of fully-grouted masonry shear walls with unbonded post-tensioning." Engineering Structures, 145, 83-96.
Kalliontzis, D., Sritharan, S., and Schultz A. E. (2016). "Improved coefficient of restitution estimation for free rocking members." ASCE Journal of Structural engineering, 142(12): 06016002.

Conference Proceedings / Technical Papers Published in Refereed Conference Proceedings: 

Kalliontzis, D., Schultz, A. E., and Sritharan, S. (2019). “The Effect of Impact Energy Loss in the Dynamic Response of Unbonded Post-Tensioned Masonry Walls.” 13th North American Masonry Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Kalliontzis, D., Sritharan, S., and Schultz A. E. (2019). “Improving Performance of Unbonded Post-Tensioned Masonry Walls with the Use of Elastomeric Interfaces.” 13th North American Masonry Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Kalliontzis, D., Schultz, A. E., and Sritharan, S. (2018). “Modeling of a Rocking Masonry Wall with Unbonded Post-Tensioning Subjected to Shake-Table Testing.” 11th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Los Angeles, California.
Kalliontzis, D., and Schultz, A. E. (2017). “Modeling of Fully-Grouted Masonry Shear Walls with Unbonded Post-Tensioning under Reverse-Cyclic Loading.” 3rd Huixian International Forum on Earthquake Engineering for Young Researchers, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.
Kalliontzis, D., and Schultz, A. E. (2017). “Simplified Approach for Estimating the Envelope Response of Unbonded-Posttensioned Masonry Walls.” 13th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Halifax, Canada (Received Honorable Mention).
Kalliontzis, D., and Sritharan, S. (2017). “Improving Seismic Response of Precast Structures Designed with Jointed Connections.” PCI Convention and National Bridge Conference, Cleveland, Ohio.
Kalliontzis, D., Sritharan, S., and Schultz, A. E. (2017). “Improving Accuracy of the Simple Rocking Model of Rigid Blocks.” 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Santiago, Chile.
Kalliontzis, D., and Sritharan, S. (2016). “A Simple Analytical Model for the Rocking PreWEC System.” VII European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (ECCOMAS), Crete Island, Greece.
Kalliontzis, D., and Sritharan, S. (2016). “A Simple Analytical Model for the Rocking PreWEC System.” VII European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (ECCOMAS), Crete Island, Greece.
Kalliontzis, D., and Sritharan, S. (2014). “A Finite-Element Approach for Modelling Controlled Rocking Systems.” 2nd European Conference on Earthquake Engineering Seismology, Istanbul, Turkey.