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    Research Interests

    Green overlays for rigid pavement rehabilitation; The effect of live loads on pre-cast concrete grandstands; Stress/structural analysis and design, using a variety of materials and advance computational methods and techniques


    John N Karadelis completed his PhD at Coventry University, his MPhil(Eng) at the University of Birmingham and his BSc at Brunel University. He has been a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering Architecture and Building, Coventry University since 1992, teaching finite element analysis and structural dynamics to MSc students.

    He has a strong background and interest in the area of stress/structural analysis and design, using a variety of materials and advanced computational techniques.

    In recent years, he has focused on better materials and methods for the repair and strengthening of concrete pavements, as well as methods of assessing vibrations of (stadia) structures generated by users, and vibrations generated by building mounted wind turbines. He has collaborated actively with other researchers and industrial partners and has supervised a number of research students.

    John has published extensively in well known journals, has presented his research findings in a number of International conferences and has been invited to speak at several scientific and engineering events. Among other duties, he is the Leader of a successful Applied Research Group, Director of the MSc course in Civil/Structural Engineering, Director of Studies for several research students, the editor of a well known civil engineering journal, and a member of several external committees and boards.

    Vision Statement

    I have always been ambitious, wishing to challenge myself and achieve a difficult goal every time. The above, combined with a natural thirst for knowledge and learning, have influenced the direction I took. The technical problems associated with the construction industry have become a constant source of encouragement for applied research. My aspiration is to employ my knowledge and expertise to help improve the lives of people in the United Kingdom and the world, by incorporating international dimensions into teaching, scholarship and especially research. This I hope to achieve by staying focused and motivated by the type of work I enjoy and the people I work with.

    Education/Academic qualification

    Computational Mechanics, Doctorate, Advanced Computational Methods and Solutions in Civil and Structural Engineering, Coventry University

    Award Date: 7 Jul 2010

    Mathematical Modelling, Adv.Cert, Mathematical Modelling and Computational Methods in Solid Mechanics, University of Glasgow

    Award Date: 3 Sept 2007

    NDT&E, MPhil(Eng), An investigation of The Falling Weight Deflectometer, a NDT-technique for assessing concrete pavement structures. -A finite element approach, University of Birmingham

    Award Date: 1 Sept 1990

    Structural Mechanics, Degree, Brunel University

    Award Date: 1 Jul 1980


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