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Dr Cornelia Doerich-Stavridis

Role: Senior Lecturer

Division: Division of Natural & Built Environment

School/Department: School of Science, Engineering & Tech

Telephone Number: +44 (0)1382 308574

Email: c.doerich@abertay.ac.uk



Biography

I am a Chartered Civil Engineering and lecturer within the School of Science Engineering and Technology.  My research links strongly to the devlopment of Eurocode 1993-1-6 on Strength and stability of shell structures

Affiliation

Division of Environmental Engineering and Systems Visualisation, School of Science, Engineering and Technology, University of Abertay Dundee, DD1 1HG. Tel: 01382 308420. c.doerich@abertay.ac.uk

Professional memberships:

2017 Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

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


Professional Employment History:

2011-now Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader, Civil Engineering, Abertay University

2007-11 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh

Education

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”

 

Teaching

I am programme tutor for the BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering since 2011. I am teaching a wide variety of topics within the Civil Engineering area mainly in the area of Structures, Geotechnics and Materials.


Teaching experience


2011-now Teaching experience at the University of Abertay Dundee within a wide range of aspects of Civil Engineering from structural and geotechnical engineering, fluid mechanics, marine engineering and material sciences to practical skills modules such as Constructionarium 

2004-2007 Teaching experience at the University of Edinburgh, Structural Mechanics and Design (1st to 4th year, tutorial and lab based teaching)

1998-2002 Teaching experience (tutorials) as an undergraduate student at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.  Teaching responsibilities covered areas from column buckling to yield line theory and the design of bolted and welded joints (1st   4th year students)

Research

My research expertise of the past 13 years lies in the application of high powered numerical modelling of complex civil engineering systems, which are applicable to many research areas. My research to date has focussed 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.

 

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

[2]    L. Chen, J. M. Rotter, C. Doerich
Buckling of cylindrical shells with stepwise variable wall thickness under uniform
external pressure
Engineering Structures, Volume 33, Issue 12, December 2011, Pages 3570-3578

[3]    C. Doerich and J. M. Rotter (2011)
Generalised capacity curves for stability and plasticity: application and limitations
Thin Walled Structures, Vol 49, Issue 9, September 2011, Pages 1132–1140

[4]    C. Doerich, J. M.Rotter (2011) Estimating the plastic collapse load of a shell using LA, MNA and GMNA finite element analyses, The 6th International Conference on Thin Walled Structures, 05 – 07 September 2011, Timisoara, Romania

[5]    L. Chen, J. M. Rotter, C. Doerich (2011)  Buckling behaviour of cylindrical shells of stepwise wall thickness under uniform external pressure, , The 6th International Conference on Thin Walled Structures, 05 – 07 September 2011, Timisoara, Romania

[6]    C. Doerich and J. M. Rotter (2011)
Accurate determination of plastic collapse loads from finite element analyses
Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology (ASME), Vol 133, Issue 1, February 2011

[7]    C. Doerich, W. Vanlaere, G. Lagae, J.M. Rotter (2009)
Stability of column-supported steel cylinders with engaged columns
Proceedings of the IASS Symposium 2009, Valencia, Spain
September 2009

[8]    W. Vanlaere, C. Doerich, G. Lagae, R. van Impe (2009)
Steel cylinders on local supports with rigid stiffeners
Proceedings of the IASS Symposium 2009, Valencia, Spain
September 2009

[9]    C. Doerich and J.M. Rotter (2008)
Behaviour of cylindrical steel shells supported on local brackets
Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers 134(8): 1269-1277

[10]    L. Chen, C. Doerich, and J.M. Rotter (2008)
A study of cylindrical shells under bending in the elastic-plastic range
Steel Construction- Design and Research 1(1): 59-65

[11]    C. Doerich (2008)
Effect of geometric nonlinearity of locally supported cylinders
Structures and Granular Solids - from Scientific Principles to Engineering Applications, Edinburgh, Taylor & Francis: pp. 183-197, 2008

[12]    C. Doerich and J.M. Rotter (2008)
Generalised capacity curves for stability and plasticity: application and limitations, Proc., Eurosteel 2008 Conference, Graz, Austria, 3-5 September, pp 1491-1496.

[13]    L. Chen, C. Doerich and J.M. Rotter (2008)
A study of cylindrical shells under bending in the elastic-plastic range,
Proc., Eurosteel 2008 Conference, Graz, Austria, 3-5 September, pp 1503-1508.

[14]    ECCS (2007)
European Recommendations for Steel Construction: Buckling of Shells, European Convention for Constructional Steelwork, Brussels (contributing author to Chapters 8 and 11)

[15]    C. Doerich, J.M.F.G. Holst and J.M. Rotter (2005)
The behaviour of cylindrical steel shells supported on local brackets
Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures, Shanghai, June 2005

[16]    J.M.F.G. Holst, C. Doerich, and J.M. Rotter (2005)
Accurate determination of the plastic collapse loads of shells when using finite element analyses
Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures, Shanghai, June 2005

[17]    C. Doerich and J. M. Rotter (2005)
Non-linear computations of cylindrical shells on local bracket supports
Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computation of Shell and Spatial Structures, Salzburg, 2005
 

Esteem

2014-now National Expert for the Eurocode EN1993-1-6: Strength and Stability of Shell Structures.

2007-now 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)

Professional memberships:

2017 Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

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

Knowledge Exchange

2015 Analysis of road conditions and drainage, Transport Scotland

2015 Development of a geotextile tool, consultancy, Don & Low

2007-2012 ITI Energy R&D Project “Helipipe”, consultancy, review and interpretation of the numerical analysis of a novel composite high strength pipeline

2008-2009 ITI Energy R&D Project “Orangutan”, consultancy and interpretation of the numerical analysis of damage to wind turbine towers under maintenance loads

2005-2006 Consultancy work (numerical analysis) on a collapsed silo in Ireland,
this project proceeded to court using the results of my numerical analysis.

Funding

2015 Royal academy of engineering outreach award co-applicant 

2015 Contractual research DON LOW PI 

2011 Contractual research Helipipe ITI PI 

2007-2010 Contractual research Helipipe and Organgutan co-applicant 

2007 Investigation Expert witness in accident co-applicant 

 

Outreach


Recently Dr. Dello-Sterpaio and I have been awarded an “Ingenious” outreach grant by the Royal Academy of Engineering. The project aims to engage school children, teachers and the wider community with engineers from research, industry and academia. Focussing on the rebuilding of Dundee Railway Station, the project will provide the audience with an opportunity to understand the science and technology behind engineering the build in a real life context. During 2011-2013 I was a member of the organising committee of the Women in Science Festival. Since 2014 I am also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.