DLSU CE faculty, graduate students and alumni will present technical papers in the ASEP Convention on Concrete Engineering, Practice and Technology (A.CONCEPT 2016) to be held on May 19-21, 2016 at the Century Park Hotel, Manila. The convention is organized by the Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines, Inc. (ASEP).
Professor in Civil Engineering, Dr. Andres Oreta will present his report on “Survey of Retrofit Methods of RC Buildings in Japan” on May 20, 2016.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bernardo Lejano co-authored two papers with DLSU MSCE and PhD students. Engr. Jayvee Gagan (MSCE Student) will present also on May 20, the paper on “Evaluation of the Effects of Combining Pig-Hair Fiber as Fiber Reinforcement and Green Mussel Shells as Partial Cement Substitute to the Properties of Concrete.” Engr. Gilford Estores (PhD Student) will present a paper on "Pull-out Strength of an Expansion Stud Anchor in Carbon Fiber Reinforced Concrete."
The research group of Engr. Jason Ongpeng with collaborators, Dr. Oreta and Tokyo Institute of Technology professor, Dr. Sohichi Hirose will also present papers on non-destructive testing of concrete on May 20. The following papers with the student researchers indicated below will be presented:
· Air-coupled Ultrasonic Test in Reinforced Concrete Beams – Raphael Lee, J. Ongpeng, A. Oreta, S. Hirose
· Artificial Neural Network Modeling in Predicting Stress Level using Nonlinear Ultrasonic Test in Concrete – Marcus Karyl Soberano, J. Ongpeng, A. Oreta, S. Hirose
On May 21, 2016, BSMS graduate, Engr. Adrian Dy will present his research co-authored with Dr. Oreta on “Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Mass Irregular RC Buildings using Pushover Analysis.”