- Research Grants
Luiz Vieira attended Universidade Estadual de Londrina (UEL), in Brazil, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and his Professional Engineering degrees. At UEL he started his research career, working with numerical methods and concrete structures. From 2003 to 2004 he worked for a consultancy and design company where he was involved in the design of concrete and steel bridges, tilt-up industrial buildings, and structural health monitoring of grain storage structures. In 2005, he enrolled in the Master of Science program at Universidade de São Paulo (USP-EESC), also in Brazil, where he did research on the Structural Behavior and Strength of Steel Purlins Restricted by Steel Sheathing. He received his Master degree from USP-EESC in 2007 and thereafter started his PhD at Johns Hopkins University under the advising of Professor Benjamin Schafer. His dissertation presents and discusses several important findings on the behavior and strength of sheathed braced wall studs based on full-scale tests and numerical analyses. His doctoral research concluded with a new design method for sheathed braced wall studs, which he shows to be a significant improvement over former design methods both conceptually and in terms of strength prediction. After teaching at University of New Haven for two years, Luiz Vieira joined Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp) as an Assistant Professor. At the end of 2016, Luiz Vieira became an Associate Professor at Unicamp and director of Computational Mechanics Laboratory (LabMeC). Luiz Vieira has been doing most of his research on structural systems stability, extreme events, and reliability of structural systems. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)
Cold-formed steel studs are commonly attached to wallboards (sheathing) to become walls, floors, and roofs of modern buildings; this building technique is known in Brazil as steel frame. Steel frame have become popular in building construction due to their high strength-to-weight ratio and ease of construction. Consequently, design specifications, and structural analysis tools have rapi...
|2 / 2||Completed research grants|