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CIVIL ENGINEERING, MCE

 

Edgar Ricardo CARDENAS CORTES

email: hse@wanadoo.es

 

Education

 

2002-2003       DEA  ECOLE CENTRALE PARIS Option MSOE Soils mechanics and structures in their environment (France).

Project of research: Waves propagation in soils urban, LCPC.  

 

1999-2001       Master in Civil Engineering, MCE, specialize in Geotechnique in ANDES UNIVERSITY (Colombia). 

                        Master Thesis: “Design of retaining wall, working with the European recommendation of design (Eurocode 7 et DIN 1054) ”.

 

1998                Civil Engineering  NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF COLOMBIA (Colombia).

Graduation Project: “Underground exploitation of quarry: an alternative economic et environmental in urban zones”.

 

Field Research   

 

 

Seismic                 Verification of spectral response in surface recommended for the microzones seismic in Bogotá,

Soil Dynamics      for soft clays.

Risk and               Determination and calibration of the non linear parameters used in Waves Program (fc, dc, a,g )

Vulnerability         Development of a correlation between Cu and Vs for soft clays.

                              Development of a correlation between N et Vs for clays and sands in Bogotá.

       Sensibility Analysis and definition of the parameters to produce synthetic seismic used in Rascal Program (∆σ, a, Q).

       Sensibility Analysis of the seismic response in surface for several depth of rock in clays.

       Definition of fundamental periods of vibration which could be excited for the first modes of  vibration in soft clays in  Bogotá.

      Definition of the parameters demanded to normalize the velocity of shear waves in function with the depth in soft clays in Bogotá.

 

Professional Experiences

 

 

2003                    BRISTOL UNIVERSITY

                       RESEARCH INTERNSHIP

Exploration of the anisotropy of the shear modulus Go of reconstituted clays using measures of  shear waves propagation velocity with Bender Elements.

 

2001                HIDROESTUDIOS S.A.

GEOTECHNICAL AND SEISMIC SPECIALIST

Analysis of seismic risk of the sewage system in  Bogotá,  correspondent to the basins of Fuchas and Salitres rivers (Colombia).

Evaluation of seismic risk of some buildings in Bogotá (Colombia).

 

2000                GEOINGENIERÍA LTDA

GEOTECHNICAL SPECIALIST 

Geotechnical design and evaluation hazard seismic of so many state’s buildings in Bogotá (Colombia).

Actualization of geotechnical designs for the pipelines construction “El Morro – Araguaney” (Colombia).

 

1999                C.S. OPTIMIZAR LTDA

COORDINATOR OF DESIGN  

I was in charge of the geotechnical department (stabilization projects of landslides, soils   characterization and foundations designs for buildings) and geotechnical adviser for the design of  some systems of aqueduct.

 

Other Competences   

 

 

language               French, English. Spanish.

 

Informatics           Programs :  PLAXIS , VISUALBASIC, CESAR-LCPC, Abacus, Mathlab.

 


 

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