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Dr Ivana Kraincanic

krainci@lsbu.ac.uk

Civil and Building Services Engineering

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0545-4103 (unauthenticated)

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I teach Building Information Modelling (BIM), structural analysis, and earthquake engineering in both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. I am coordinating a programme in my School for helping staff achieve Advance HE teaching qualifications. I am also one of the university conciliators and an academic integrity coordinator.

My research is broadly in the area of structural mechanics, including structural behaviour of steel cables, flexible offshore pipes, steel fibre reinforced concrete, and steel tubular joints.

During my PhD study, I developed a theoretical model for coupled axial/torsional stiffness of various types of steel cables used in bridges, cable cars, for offshore mooring etc. Following this, I did experimental testing and calculations in two consultancy projects at Imperial College.

I supervised research on bending stiffness and hysteresis of offshore flexible pipes, composed of layers of steel wires and plastic sheaths, used as risers that transport oil from the wellhead to the tanker.

I tested 2x2m steel-fibre-reinforced concrete slabs resting on the ground in our structural laboratory.

I also supervised a PhD study on estimating joint flexibility in oil platforms.

Recently, my interest is in measuring oscillations of flexible structures using smartphones, for code compliance and integrity checking.

Courses taught

Civil Engineering - BEng (Hons)

Structural Engineering - MSc

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Mr Mohammed Salah Ibrahim Mohammed El-DesoqiDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Mr Trevon Minchelle JosephDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
PhD in Structural Engineering

London South Bank University

1992
1995
BSc Civil Engineering

University of Belgrade

1982
1989
Site engineer
Trudbenik construction company, Belgrade, Serbia

Supervising reinforcement placing, ordering material.

1990
1991
Commercial/industry

The role of local joint flexibility (LJF) in the structural assessments of ageing offshore structures
Khan, R., Kraincanic, I, Smith, K and Gunn, M (2016). The role of local joint flexibility (LJF) in the structural assessments of ageing offshore structures. The 12th ISOPE Pacific/Asia Offshore Mechanics Symposium. Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia 04 - 07 Oct 2016 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). pp. 518-524

Improved LJF equations for the uni-planar gapped K-type tubular joints of ageing fixed steel offshore platforms
Khan, R., Smith, K and Kraincanic, I (2017). Improved LJF equations for the uni-planar gapped K-type tubular joints of ageing fixed steel offshore platforms. Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology. 17 (3), pp. 121-136. https://doi.org/10.1080/20464177.2017.1299613

Human induced vibration of staircases: Measurements and analysis
Kraincanic, I. and Sparkes, A. (2019). Human induced vibration of staircases: Measurements and analysis. Advances in Engineering Materials, Structures and Systems: Innovations, Mechanics and Applications Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC 2019). Cape Town 02 - 04 Sep 2019 CRC Press - Taylor and Francis Group. https://doi.org/10.1201/9780429426506