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Carlos Felipe Guzmán

Assistant Professor

Docteur en Sciences de l’Ingénieur
Civil Engineering Department
University of Santiago, Chile


2016  –  Docteur en Sciences de l’Ingénieur, Université de Liège, Belgium
2012  –  Master in Engineering Sciences, Universidad de Concepción, Chile
2011  –  Mechanical Engineer, Universidad de Concepción, Chile


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Theses topics

Temas de tesis disponibles (2023-2)

Last defended theses
(as supervisor)

  • Carlos Ulloa Nova, Microstructural analysis of the wood cell wall under radial compression, Magister en Ciencias de la Ingeniería, mención Ingeniería Estructural, March 2022.
  • Hernán Rodríguez Andaur, Análisis del comportamiento frágil de la madera pino Radiata mediante el modelado de elementos finitos, Magister en Ciencias de la Ingeniería, mención Ingeniería Estructural, September 2022.
  • Mirza Coñoepan y Kenneth Tapia, Modelación de elementos estructurales de madera sometidos a esfuerzos de tracción que fallan de manera frágil mediante software de elementos finitos, Ingeniería Civil en Obras Civiles, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, January 2023.
  • Raúl Lazo Molina, Modeling the coupled hygro-viscoelastic behavior of the wood cell wall: A multi-physics approach, Magister en Ciencias de la Ingeniería, mención Ingeniería Estructural, April 2023.

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    Research interests
    • Continuum mechanics for the description of the non-linear behavior of materials
      • Homogenization techniques and multiscale modeling of heterogeneous materials. Application to timber
      • Phenomenological models for plasticity and ductile damage in metals
    • Experimental mechanics
      • Digital image correlation
      • Material parameters identification
    • Nanomechanics
      • Carbon nanotubes
      • Cementitious composites
    • The finite element method in solid mechanics
      • Locking treatment and mixed formulations
      • Structural analysis
    Recent publications
        • Lazo-Molina, R., Guzmán, C. F., Pina, J. C., Saavedra Flores, E. I., & Yanez, S. J. (2022). Development of a 3D visco-elastic model for wood under large deformations. ECCOMAS Congress 2022 – 8th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, Computational Solid Mechanics.
          • Pina, J. C., Guzmán, C. F., Yanez, S. J., García-Herrera, C. M., Herrera Gonzalez, Á. A., Palma Medel, G. A., & Saavedra Flores, E. I. (2022). Experimental study on the short-term stress relaxation response of Chilean radiata pine. Wood Science and Technology.
          • Rojas Vega, C., Pina, J. C., Bosco, E., Saavedra Flores, E. I., Guzmán, C. F., & Yanez, S. J. (2022). Thermo-mechanical analysis of wood through an asymptotic homogenisation approach. Construction and Building Materials, 315, 125617.
          • Yanez, S., Dinehart, D., Pina, J., & Guzmán, C. F. (2022). Nonlinear numerical model of headed shear stud anchors for composite open web steel joists. Steel and Composite Structures, 44, 531–541.
          • Godoy Dellepiani, M., Roa Munoz, G., Yanez, S. J., Guzmán, C. F., Saavedra Flores, E. I., & Pina, J. C. (2023). Numerical study of the thermo-mechanical behavior of steel–timber structures exposed to fire. Journal of Building Engineering, 65, 105758.
          • Javadi, M., Saavedra Flores, E. I., Yanez, S. J., Avudaiappan, S., Pina, J. C., & Guzmán, C. F. (2023). Investigation of the Influence of Design Parameters on the Strength of Steel–Concrete Composite Shear Walls by Finite Element Simulations. Buildings, 13, 187.
        Current research projects
        • 2020 – Numerical and experimental characterization of the quasi-brittle behavior of timber, Fondecyt 11200638