Jesús Salazar is a student enrolled in the Master of Sciences in Structural Engineering program. He is currently working in the development of a new concrete material associated to the “OpenSEES shell element.” It is based on the open source finite element code OpenSEES, in order to perform nonlinear seismic analysis of shear walls.
He joined Dr. Cruz’s research group in January 2017. He received his BSc degree in Civil Engineering in December 2014 from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Studies, Campus Guadalajara, Mexico. Prior to enrolling at the University of Alberta, he worked for 2 years as a structural design engineer.
Jesús’ research interests lie in the use of finite element analysis in order to perform nonlinear analysis in concrete members. The new concrete material he is developing will be based in the Mazars’ model for biaxial concrete.