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Civil Engineering

Katerina Genikomsou

Katerina Genikomsou, PhD

Assistant Professor

Ellis Hall, Room 209
Queen's University, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6

Phone: 613-533-6676, Fax: (613) 533 – 2128
Email: aikaterini.genikomsou@queensu.ca

Katerina Genikomsou, PhD

Biography

Katerina Genikomsou joined the Civil Engineering Department at Queen’s University as an assistant professor in January 2017. Dr. Genikomsou obtained her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo in December 2015. In her doctoral work, she performed nonlinear finite element analysis of reinforced concrete flat slabs to study their punching shear behaviour. She holds two Diplomas, the first in Environmental Engineering (2008) and the second in Civil (Structural) Engineering (2011) and a M.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the Democritus University of Thrace in Greece. After her Ph.D., she was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Waterloo (2016), where she performed material testing of different types of Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) bars. This research work was funded by Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO). Dr. Genikomsou is an associate member of the ACI/ASCE committees 445 (Shear and Torsion)447 (Finite Element Analysis of RC structures) and 352 (Joints and connections in monolithic concrete structures), a voting member of the ACI/ASCE committee 421 (Design of RC slabs) and a member of the fib Working Party 2.2.3 (Punching and Shear slabs). She is interested in promoting teaching and learning in concrete education and she is a member of the ACI committee 88-S802 - Teaching and Educational Materials

Education

2016 Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada

2015 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Civil Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada

2011 Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

2011 Diploma (5-year curriculum) in Civil (Structural) Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

2008 Diploma (5-year curriculum) in Environmental Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Professional Memberships

  • ACI (American Concrete Institute)

  • ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers)

  • fib (Fédération internationale du béton)

  • IABSE (International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering)

  • IA-FraMCoS (International Association of Fracture Mechanics for Concrete and Concrete Structures)

Sources of Funding

  • Research Initiation Grant (Queen’s University)

  • NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) Discovery Grant 

Research Interests

  • Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of reinforced concrete structures
  • Constitutive modeling of concrete 
  • Punching shear of reinforced concrete slabs 
  • Large-scale experiments of reinforced concrete structures
  • Novel materials for reinforced concrete connections
  • Fiber Reinforced Polymers 

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Publications

ResearchGate GoogleScholar

Peer-reviewed Journal Publications

Genikomsou A.S., Polak M.A. (2017). “Finite Element Analysis of RC Flat Slabs with Different Amount and Placement of Shear Bolts”, American Concrete Institute Special Publication (ACI SP-321-6) Recent Developments in Two-Way Slabs: Design, Analysis, Construction, and Evaluation, 6.1-6.19.

Balomenos G.P., Genikomsou A.S., Pandey M.D., Polak M.A. (2017). “Probabilistic finite element analysis of interior reinforced concrete flat slabs”, American Concrete Institute Special Publication (ACI SP-321-2) Recent Developments in Two-Way Slabs: Design, Analysis, Construction, and Evaluation, 2.1-2.16.

Genikomsou A.S., Polak M.A. (2017). “Opening effect on punching shear strength of RC slabs - Finite element investigation”, ACI Structural Journal, 117(5):1249-1261 doi: 10.14359/51689871.

Genikomsou A.S., Polak M.A. (2017). "3-D Finite Element Analysis of punching shear of RC flat slabs using ABAQUS", American Concrete Institute Special Publication (ACI SP-315) Punching shear of structural concrete slabs, 101-116.

Genikomsou A.S., Polak M.A. (2017). “3D Finite element investigation of the compressive membrane action effect in reinforced concrete flat slabs”, Engineering Structures, Elsevier, 136:233-244. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2017.01.024

Genikomsou A.S., Polak M.A. (2016). “Finite Element Analysis of reinforced concrete slabs with punching shear reinforcement”, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering. 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001603

Balomenos G.P., Genikomsou A.S., Polak M.A., Pandey M.D. (2015). “Efficient method for probabilistic finite element analysis with application to reinforced concrete slabs”, Engineering Structures, Elsevier, 103(8):85-101.doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2015.08.038

Genikomsou A.S., Polak M.A. (2015). “Finite Element Analysis of Punching Shear of Concrete Slabs using Damaged Plasticity Model in ABAQUS”, Engineering Structures, Elsevier, 98(4):38-48. doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2015.04.016

Conference Proceedings

Genikomsou A.S., Polak M.A. (2017). “Finite element investigation of the compressive membrane action effect on concrete slabs”, 39th IABSE Symposium “Engineering the Future”, September 21-23, 2017, Vancouver, Canada.

Balomenos G.P., Genikomsou A.S., Polak M.A. (2017). “Opening effect on punching shear strength of RC slabs”, 39th IABSE Symposium “Engineering the Future”, September 21-23, 2017, Vancouver, Canada.

Balomenos G.P., Genikomsou A.S., Polak M.A., Pandey M.D. (2017). “Probabilistic finite element analysis of reinforced concrete slab-column connections using the multiplicative dimensional reduction method”, 12th International Conference on Structural Safety & Reliability (ICOSSAR2017), August 6-10, 2017, Vienna, Austria.

Genikomsou A.S., Polak M.A. (2017). “Finite element simulation of RC slabs with different amount and placement of shear bolts”, 9th International Conference, AMCM 2017,  June 5-7 2017, Gliwice, Poland. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2017.06.219

Genikomsou A.S., Polak M.A. (2017). “Finite Element Analysis of slab-column connections subjected to cyclic lateral loadings”, 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, January 9-13, 2017, Santiago, Chile.

Genikomsou A.S., Polak M.A. (2016). “Damaged plasticity modeling of concrete in finite element analysis of reinforced concrete slabs”, IA-FraMCoS (9th International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures), May 22-25, 2016, Berkeley, CA, USA. DOI 10.21012/FC9.006, http://framcos.org/FraMCoS-9/Full-Papers/6.pdf

Wosatko A., Genikomsou A.S., Pamin J., Polak M.A., Winnicki A. (2015). “Incorporation of crack closure effect in damage-plasticity models”, paper for the PCM-CMM-2015-3rd Polish Congress of Mechanics & 21st Computer Methods in Mechanics, September 8th-11th 2015, Gdansk, Poland.

Genikomsou A.S., Polak M.A. (2014). “FEA of RC Slabs under static and cyclic loading based on damage plasticity model”, 8th International Conference, AMCM 2014, June 16-18 2014, Wroclaw, Poland.

Genikomsou A.S., Polak M.A.  (2014). “Finite Element Analysis of Punching Shear in Flat Slabs using ABAQUS”, Structures Congress 2014, SEI of ASCE, April 3-5, 2014, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, pp. 813-823. http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/9780784413357.072

Presentations

Genikomsou A.S., Polak M.A. (2016). “3D Finite Element Analysis of Punching Shear of RC Flat Slabs Retrofitted with Steel Shear Bolts”, invited presentation in Joint ACI-fib International Symposium on Punching Shear of Structural Concrete Slabs - Honoring Neil Hawkins, ACI Fall 2016 Convention (23-27 October), Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Balomenos G.P., Genikomsou A.S., Pandey M.D., Polak M.A. (2016). “Probabilistic Analysis of Interior Reinforced Concrete Flat Slabs”, invited presentation in the Session “Two-Way Slab Systems: Recent Developments and Showcases on Design, Analysis, Construction, and Evaluation Methods” by ACI-ASCE Committee 421, ACI Spring 2016 Convention (17-21 April), Milwaukee, WI, USA.

Genikomsou A.S., Polak M.A. (2016). “3D Finite Element Analysis of Concrete Flat Slabs Retrofitted with Steel Shear Bolts”, invited presentation in the Session “Two-Way Slab Systems: Recent Developments and Showcases on Design, Analysis, Construction, and Evaluation Methods” by ACI-ASCE Committee 421, ACI Spring 2016 Convention (17-21 April), Milwaukee, WI, USA.

Balomenos G.P., Genikomsou A.S., Polak M.A., Pandey M.D. (2015). “Probabilistic finite element and sensitivity analysis of interior reinforced concrete flat slabs”, presentation in the Open Topic Session, organized by Committee 123, ACI Fall 2015 Convention (07-11, November), Denver, CO, USA. 

Genikomsou A.S., Balomenos G.P., Polak M.A. (2014). “Finite Element Analysis of flat slabs retrofitted with shear bolts”, presentation in the Research in Progress Session, organized by Committee 123, ACI Fall 2014 Convention (26-30, October), Washington, DC, USA.

Research Group

Ph.D. students

Philopateer Boules (Sept. 2017-present) (co-advised: Professor Amir Fam) Research: Experimental and numerical investigation of the structural performance of reinforced concrete slabs with stay-in-place GFRP forms and beams

Undergraduate students (4th year thesis-CIVL 500)

Jordan Carter (Sept. 2017-Apr. 2018) Research thesis: Finite Element Analysis of GFRP reinforced concrete members

Gabriella Vojtila (Sept. 2017-Apr. 2018) (co-advised: Professor Colin MacDougall) Research thesis: Finite element modeling of large self-tapping screws for timber connections

Student Opportunities

Qualified and enthusiastic students (Master’s and Doctoral) for research related to the experimental and numerical behaviour of RC structures are encouraged to contact me.

Teaching

Undergraduate courses

  • CIVL 330: Structural Analysis

Graduate courses

  • CIVL 834: Advanced Reinforced Concrete

News & Events

Punching shear of structural concrete slabs: Honoring Neil M. Hawkins ACI-fib International Symposium

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