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Researchers from ISISE granted award from APAET
Engª Cruz Azevedo Award referring to 2015, created by the Portuguese Association of Experimental Stress Analysis (APAET), granted to the paper “Small strain stiffness of a sand by means of bender elements and accelerometers: measuring principles and applications”.
Cláudio Pereira, António Gomes Correia and Nuno Araújo, researchers from the Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering (ISISE) of the EEUM, were granted the Engª Cruz Azevedo 2015 Award. The paper, published on number 24 of the journal “Revista Mecânica Experimental”, was considered by a selection jury as the higher scientific and technical merit paper published in this journal during 2015. The paper is also co-authored by Cristiana Ferreira, researcher from the CONSTRUCT – Institute of R&D in Structures and Construction of the University of Porto.
The paper, entitled “Small strain stiffness of a sand by means of bender elements and accelerometers: measuring principles and applications”, refers to the development of new laboratory techniques to assess soil stiffness throughout the use of seismic wave-based techniques, particularly measurements and interpretation of seismic wave velocities from tests performed on a sand and based on the combined use of bender elements with accelerometers. This technology may potentially be expanded to applications to a wide range of geomaterials.
The award ceremony will take place during the banquet at the National Congress of Experimental Mechanics, from the 12th to the 14th October, at the National Laboratory of Civil Engineering (LNEC), in Lisbon.