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Shakhzod Takhirov

    Manager of Structures Laboratory

    Email: takhirov ‘at’ berkeley ‘dot’ edu

    • Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering (Mechanics of Deformable Solids).
    • Licensed as Professional Engineer in California (Civil Engineering)
    • Professional record of increased responsibility, challenge, and recognition.
    • Strong theoretical background and expertise in solid mechanics and earthquake engineering:
    – Analytical methods for solid dynamics and fracture mechanics
    – Stress-strain analysis
    – Nonlinear finite element analysis
    – Wave dynamics (including acoustics, transient wave dynamics, and dynamics of seismic waves)
    – Structural vibration and soil-structure interaction
    • Extensive knowledge and expertise in experimental earthquake engineering:
    – Experimental study and failure analysis of structural components and elements of buildings
    – Structural damage assessment by means of laser scanners
    – Seismic qualification testing of non-structural components per AC156 requirements
    – Seismic qualification testing of electrical substation equipment per IEEE693 standard
    – Seismic qualification testing per other documents (GR-63, IEC-1999)
    – Seismic evaluation of existing buildings
    – Experimental study of new materials and seismic devices