ASEP Forum on Billboards

We had an extended abstract and presentation at this forum.


Graduate Thesis: Consideration of Dynamic Wind Effects in the Design and Evaluation of Trussed Towers According to the NSCP-01

Finally, my M.S. Thesis has been fully accepted.  The full text can be viewed/downloaded from this link: http://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0B-NxRIz9HeFOZDM1OTBiMTAtY2IzMy00NGE2LTlmZDMtMzFiOGEzZWYzY2Uw&hl=en_GB

Codes from other countries use the term "lattice towers" instead of "trussed towers." Transmission towers and antenna towers are examples of trussed towers.

Highlights of the thesis include:

0. The main hypothesis of the study is that dynamic wind effects could not be neglected for trussed towers; for example typical trussed towers in the Philippines have aspect ratios around 7, and meanwhile the NSCP-01 requires that dynamic wind effects should be considered for structures with aspect ratios greater than 4.


PICE 2006 National in Iloilo

I submitted and presented a paper entitled "Dynamic wind loading of trussed towers: proposed new supplementary material to the NSCP-01" at the PICE National Convention in Iloilo on November 16 to 18, 2006, based on the main findings of my thesis (see above post).


APEC-WW in New Delhi, India 2006

The Philippines once again sent a delegate to the 3rd APEC-WW held in New Delhi, India on Nov. 2-3, 2006. Some details of the country report are as follows:


Current Research Interests

My research for my M.S. Civil Engineering, Major in Structural Engineering thesis is on quick structural evaluation of free-standing broadcast towers in the Philippines, in consideration of resonant wind effects and change in basic wind speeds.

I also have interest in dynamic response and mitigation, typhoon and earthquake engineering, full-scale measurements, structural investigation, structural design optimization, and computational methods (CFD, FEM).


Typhoon Engineering: We Need it More in the Philippines

If you don't believe that we need more typhoon engineers in the Philippines, check out the papers/presentations I presented at the previous conferences/conventions/workshops I attended, for more information about the very serious but very avoidable effects of typhoons in the Philippines, the number one most typhoon-prone country in the world. Bet you didn't know that, did you?