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PERSONAL INFORMATION
PhD in Engineering
Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Santiago, Chile
E-mail: juan.carlos.pina@usach.cl
SUMMARY

Juan Carlos Pina is an Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering at the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Santiago, Chile.

He studied Civil Engineering at the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo in Mendoza, Argentina, graduating In March 2005 with a major in structural engineering. Between December 2004 and July 2005 he was employed at Camps & Partners as a Junior Structural Engineering. From July 2005 to September 2007 he worked at Industrias Metallúrgicas Pescarmona S.A. as a Mechanical/Structural Design Engineering. During this period he was involved in the design of hydro-mechanical equipment for hydroelectric power plants. In October 2007, Juan Carlos went to the University of Swansea in Wales, for a Master degree in Computer Modelling and Finite Elements in Engineering Mechanics. In 2009, he graduated with Distinction within the Civil and Computational Engineering Centre with the thesis entitled “Yield strength of porous material – A multi-scale approach”, under the supervision of prof. E.A. de Souza Neto. After graduating, he started a PhD at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Mechanics of Materials group under the supervision of prof.dr.ir. M.G.D. Geers and dr.ir. V.G. Kouznetsova. He obtained his PhD in May 2015 with a PhD thesis entitled “Elevated temperature thermo-mechanical behaviour of cast irons: a numerical-experimental investigation”. The work combined the use of numerical and experimental tools to study the thermo-mechanical response of cast irons for temperatures ranging from room temperature up to 500 ºC. Between June 2013 and August 2013 we worked as a Mechanical Analyst at ASML, one of the world´s leading manufacturers of chip-making equipment and a key supplier to the chip industry.

His current research interests include: computational mechanics of solids and structures, mechanical and thermo-mechanical response of materials with complex microstructures, multiscale mechanics, micromechanics, plasticity and viscoplasticity for small and large deformations.



Education

PhD in Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, the Netherlands Master in Computer Modelling and Finite Elements in Engineering Mechanics, University of Swansea, Swansea, UK Civil Engineer, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina.



Publications

• J.C. Pina, S. Shafqat, V.G. Kouznetsova, J.P.M. Hoefnagels and M.G.D Geers. Microstructural study of the mechanical response of Compacted Graphite Iron: an experimental and numerical approach. Materials Science and Engineering A, 658:439-449, 2016.

• J.C. Pina, V.G. Kouznetsova and M.G.D Geers. Thermo-mechanical analyses of heterogeneous materials with a strongly anisotropic phase: the case of cast iron. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 63:153-166, 2015.

• J.C. Pina, V.G. Kouznetsova, M.P.F.H.L van Maris and M.G.D Geers. Microstructural model for the time-dependent thermos-mechanical analysis of cast irons. GAMM-Mitteilungen, 248-267, 2015.

• R. Leiva, A. Roy, R. Bagueta and J.C. Pina. An Extension of the Birnbaum–Saunders Distribution as a Model for Fatigue Failure Due to Multiple Cracks. Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice, 9(1):88-121, 2015.

• J.C. Pina, V.G. Kouznetsova and M.G.D Geers. Elevated temperature creep of pearlitic steels: an experimental-numerical approach. Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials, 18:611-631, 2014.

• E. Villafañe, C.J. Leiva and J.C. Pina. Sobre la utilización de pre y post procesamiento de datos para un manejo amigable del software para el análisis de cáscaras, placas y membranas reforzadas con vigas utilizando el elemento finito Semiloof. In Resúmenes de las XX Jornadas de Investigación y II de Posgrado de la Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina, 2006.

• E. Villafañe, C.J. Leiva and J.C. Pina. Herramientas de Pre y Post procesamiento del Solver Semiloof en GiD. Desarrollos e Investigaciones Científico Tecnológicas en Ingenierías, ISBN 987-575-044-1. Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina, 2006.

• E. Villafañe, C.J. Leiva and J.C. Pina. Sobre el análisis de la respuesta flexional de cáscaras y placas utilizando Semiloof. Desarrollos e Investigaciones Científico Tecnológicas en Ingenierías, ISBN 987 43 9997 X. Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina, 2005.

• E. Villafañe, J.C. Pina and C.J. Leiva. Sobre estados de tensión plana en vigas de hormigón armado. In Memorias de las Jornadas de Investigación de la Facultad de Ingeniería, “Aplicaciones en Ingeniería”, ISBN 987 575 005-0. Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina, 2004.

• E. Villafañe, C.J. Leiva and J.C. Pina. Puesta a punto de software para el análisis lineal de cáscaras y placas utilizando el elemento finito Semiloof desarrollado por Bruce M. Irons. In Memorias de las Jornadas de Investigación de la Facultad de Ingeniería, “Aplicaciones en Ingeniería”, ISBN 987 575 005-0. Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina, 2004.



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