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Eyþór Rafn Þórhallsson

School:School of Technology / Department of Applied Engineering 
Phone:5996484 
Email:eythorru.is 
Website:http://www.ru.is/starfsfolk/eythor

Education

1988 Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Structural Engineering M.Sc. 


Career

2005 -          Associate Professor, Reykjavik University   
1997- 2006  Hönnun hf, Consulting Engineers  
2002 -2005  Associate Professor, Technical University of  Iceland
1994             Public Works Department, Naval Air Station, Keflavík,   
1990-1997   Consulting Engineer  
1989-2002   Lecturer, Technical College of  Iceland
1985-1990   Byggðaverk, contractor  
1982-1985   Public Roads Administration

RU teaching record

2021-1BF BRU1001Fire Resistant Design
2021-1BI EBE1003Construction Materials
2021-1BF FBH1009Multistory Buildings - Integrating Project
2021-1BF HSB1008Widespan Buildings - Integrating Project
2021-1BI LOK1006Final Project
2020-3BF BEH1009Renovation of Buildings - Integrating Project
2020-3BF LOK1010Final Project
2020-3BI LOK1006Final Project
2020-3BT LOK1012Final Project
2020-3BT INT1006Internship in Civil Engineering
2020-3BT SST1013Reinforced Concrete I
2020-3BT UVB1003Sustainable Urban Development
2020-2BT LOK1012Final Project
2020-2BI LOK1006Final Project
2020-1BF BRU1001Fire Resistant Design
2020-1BI EBE1003Construction Materials
2020-1BT HVB3003Practical Project in Structures
2020-1BF FBH1009Multistory Buildings - Integrating Project
2020-1BF HSB1008Widespan Buildings - Integrating Project
2020-1BI LOK1006Final Project
2020-1BT SST2013Reinforced Concrete II
2019-3BF BEH1009Renovation of Buildings - Integrating Project
2019-3T-100-HUGMBrain Storming
2019-3BI LOK1006Final Project
2019-3T-806-INDEIndependent Project
2019-3BT INT1006Internship in Civil Engineering
2019-3BT SST1013Reinforced Concrete I
2019-1BI EBE1003Construction Materials
2019-1BF FBH1009Multistory Buildings - Integrating Project
2019-1BI LOK1006Final Project
2019-1T-806-INDEIndependent Project
2019-1T-806-SST2Reinforced Concrete II
2018-3T-100-HUGMBrain Storming
2018-3BI LOK1006Final Project
2018-3BF LOK1010Final Project
2018-3BT INT1003Internship I in Civil Engineering
2018-3BT INT2003Internship II in Civil Engineering
2018-3BT SST1013Reinforced Concrete I
2018-1BT EFB1003Construction Materials Science
2018-1BI EBE1003Construction Materials
2018-1BF HSB1007Widespan Buildings - Integrating Project
2018-1BI LOK1006Final Project
2018-1T-806-SST2Reinforced Concrete II
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Honours and grants

 Icelandic Road Administration Research fund : Processing of measurement data and load-bearing capacity analysis of a bridge over Steinavötn in Suðursveit

The Icelandic Road Administration Research fund. Basalt fibers for reinforcement in shotcrete. 2019

The Icelandic Road Administration Research fund. Study of shotcrete with environmentally friendly basalt fibers instead of using plastic fibers. 2018

FIBRA, composite sandwich elements for building material for apartments houses. The Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNIS), Technology Development Fund. 2016

NordMin grant. (Nordic countries fund) Sustainable Fibres from Basalt Mining (GREENBAS). 2014-2017

The Landsvirkjun Energy Research Fund.  Low-rise concrete shear walls in earthquake prone areas. 2014

The Icelandic Housing Financing Fund.   E-modules of Icelandic concrete.

The Icelandic Housing Financing Fund.  Glued laminated timber beams strengthen with basalt mats.

The Icelandic Road Administration Research fund. E-modules of Icelandic concrete. 2012

Icelandic basalt fibers for earthquake resistance concrete.  The Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNIS), Technology Development Fund. 2010-2013

Icelandic basalt fibers for earthquake resistance concrete.  The Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNIS), Technology Development Fund. 2010

Electrical towers, development of new type of structures.  The Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNIS), Technology Development Fund. 2009

Research of Basalt fibers in concrete beams. The Icelandic Innovation Fund for Students. 2009

Research of CFRP bars in concrete beams. Housing Financing Fund 2008
Test of FRP bars in concrete beams. The Icelandic Innovation Fund for Students. 2007
Strength of FRP and CFRP bars in concrete beams. Housing Financing Fund 2007
Fibers in concrete precast elements. The Icelandic Innovation Fund for Students. 2005
Performance Seismic Design of element houses . Housing Financing Fund 2005
Performance  Seismic Design. Research and Development Fund TUI.2005
Earthquake engineering design of low-rise buildings. Research and Development Fund TUI.2004
Precast exterior walls elements. Research and Development Fund TUI.2004

 


Subject field

Structural Engineering, Earthquake resistant design, Hydropower Plant Design, Project Management and Civil Engineering system thinking. 


Business relations

Consulting Engineer in many projects. Few of them are listed underneath:
Brekkuskóli Elementary School extension, Akureyri. Senior Design Engineer
Hjúkrunarheimili Nursing Home, Sóltún 2, Reykjavík. Senior Design Engineer
Wharf district project, Grafavogi, Reykjavík. Senior Design Engineer
Norðlingaalda Diversion, - design memorandum, project design and feasibility study
Bjallavirkjun Power Station - preliminary design
Vatnsfellsvirkjun Power Station, tender documents and final design
Búðarhálsvirkjun Power Station, design memorandum

Holtavirkjun Power Station, tender documents

Hvammsvirkjun Power Station, tender documents
Norðurál Aluminum Smelter at Grundartangi. Senior Design Engineer
Hotel Hérað, Hotel Laugar and Hotel Fludir - Project Management
Kringlan Shopping Mall - Project Management 


Services

 Claim assessor for assessment reports (Forensic Engineering reports) appointed by District courts in Iceland and Landsréttur Appeal Court concerning structural and construction projects.

Member of Appeals Board regarding issues related to law for buildings, law of apartments rental and law for rent of land for summer cottages. The housing affairs complaint committee, Appointed by the Minister of Welfare from 2013. Nomination from Supreme Court, Iceland July 2016.

Special deputy judge with District Courts in Iceland, regarding civil engineering and building technology issues.

MC member of the COST Action TU1207: Next Generation Design Guidelines for Composites in Construction from 2013-2017

Member of The Icelandic Concrete Society (Steinsteypufélag Íslands)

Member of the Icelandic Association of Chartered Engineers from 1989

Member of EAEE (European Association for Earthquake Engineering) from 2002

Member of fib- Fédération Internationale du Béton (International Federation of Structural Concrete)

Member of fib Task Group 9.3 ´FRP Reinforcement for Concrete Structures´ from 2013


Publications

Birgir Leo Olafsson, Johann Ingi Jonsson, Gudbjartur Jon Einarsson, Eythor Rafn Thorhallsson: Peak and flexural performance of chopped basalt fiber reinforced concrete beams. MATBUD´2020 Scientific-Technical Conference E-mobility, Sustainable Materials and Technologies 19-21 October 2020. Cracow University of Technology

Birgir Leo Olafsson, Johann Ingi Jonsson, Gudbjartur Jon Einarsson, Eythor Rafn Thorhallsson: Flexural performance of chopped basalt fiber reinforced concrete beams. Fib Symposium 2020 "Concrete Structures for Resilient Society” 22nd to 24th November, 2020.

Iveta Nováková, Eyþór Rafn Þórhallsson, Olafur Wallevik: Influence of environmentally friendly basalt fibres on early-age strength of sprayed concrete. fib Symposium 2019: Concrete Innovations in Materials, Design and Structures, Krakow, ISSN 2617-4820

Eythor Rafn, Jonas Thor Snaebjornsson: DESIGN METHODS FOR LOW RISE REINFORCED CONCRETE BUILDINGS IN MODERATE SEISMICITY AREAS. 16th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Thessaloniki, Greece; 06/2018

E R Thorhallsson, J Ó Erlendsson: LAMINATE STRENGTH OF BASALT FIBERS IN POLYESTER RESIN. ECCM18 - 18th European Conference on Composite Materials, Athens, Greece; 06/2018

E R Thorhallsson, H Franzson, Birgir Jóhannesson, T I Sigfusson: Basalt mining in Iceland for continuous fiber production. UArtic Workshop: Mineral Research in the Arctic, Tromso, Norway; 06/2018

Iveta Nováková, Eyþór Rafn Þórhallsson, Hung Thanh Nguyen: Investigation of sprayed concrete with environmentally friendly basalt fibers for tunnel linings. UArctic Workshop: Mineral Research in the Arctic, Tromso, Norway; 06/2018

Iveta Nováková, Eythor Thorhallsson, Lenka Bodnárová: Behaviour of Basalt Fibre Reinforced Concrete Exposed to Elevated Temperatures. 5th International Workshop on Concrete Spalling due to Fire Exposure Borås, Sweden, 12-13 October 2017

Marianne Kjendseth Wiik, Eythor Rafn Thorhallsson, Kamal Azrague: A Mechanical and Environmental Assessment and Comparison of Basalt Fibre Reinforced Polymer (BFRP) Rebar and Steel Rebar in Concrete Beams. Energy Procedia 03/2017; 111(C):31-40., DOI:10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.005

Eythor Rafn Thorhallsson, Guðmundur Úlfar Gíslason, Guðni Jónsson, Jónas Th. Snaebjörnsson: Basalt fiber reinforced precast concrete panels-an alternative concept. XXIII Nordic Concrete Research Symposium, Aalborg; 08/2017.

Cristina-Maria Povian, Rares Halbac-Cotoara-Zamfir, Klára Nečadová, Eythór Rafn Thórhallsson. Green facade a solution for better environment for urban areas. Green Design and Sustainable Architecture. 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017

Eythór Rafn Thórhallsson, Jonas Thór Snaebjörnsson: Basalt Fibers as composite material for structural elements. COST Action TU1207 End of Action Conference, Budapest, Hungary; 04/2017

Birgir Johannesson, Thorsteinn Ingi Sigfusson, Hjalti Franzson, Ögmundur Erlendsson, Björn S. Harðarson, Eythor Rafn Thorhallsson, Arni B. Arnason, Kamal Azrague, Marianne Rose Kjendseth Wiik, Sirje Vares, Anna Kronlöf, Pertti Koskinen, Tapio Vehmas: GREENBAS Sustainable Fibres from Basalt Mining. Edited by Birgir Johannesson, 01/2017; Nordic Council of Ministers., ISBN: ISBN 978-92-893-4809-6, DOI:10.6027/TN2016-564

Iveta Nováková, Eythor Thorhallsson, Ólafur Wallevik, Lenka Bodnárová: INFLUENCE OF POROSITY OF BASALT AGGREGATES ON FIRE RESISTANCE AND FREEZE-THAW DURABILITY OF FIBRE REINFORCED CONCRETE. The Eleventh High Performance Concrete (11th HPC), Tromsø, Norway; 03/2017

Kamal Azrague, Marianne Rose Inman, Lisbeth-Ingrid Alnæs, Reidun Dahl Schlanbusch, Birgir Jóhannesson, Thorsteinn Ingi Sigfusson, Eythor Rafn Thorhallsson, Hjalti Franzson, Arni B Arnason, Sirje Vares: "Life Cycle Assessment as a tool for resource optimisation of continuous basalt fibre production in Iceland" in "Life Cycle Assessment and Other Assessment Tools for Waste Management and Resource Optimization", Professor Umberto Arena, Second University of Naples, Italy Professor Thomas Astrup, Denmark Technical University, Denmark Professor Paola Lettieri, University College London, United Kingdom Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2016). http://dc.engconfintl.org/lca_waste/10

Jónas Thór Snaebjornsson, Eythor Rafn Thorhallsson: Dynamic Characteristics of Multi-Story Reinforced Concrete Buildings. Solid State Phenomena 04/2016; 249. DOI:10.4028/www.scientific.net/SSP.249.235

Eythor Rafn Thorhallsson, Jónas Thór Snaebjornsson: Basalt Fibers as New Material for Reinforcement and Confinement of Concrete. Solid State Phenomena 04/2016; 249. DOI:10.4028/www.scientific.net/SSP.249.79

Thorhallsson, Eythor Rafn, Gudmundur Ingi Hinriksson, Jonas Thor Snæbjornsson (2016b): Strength and stiffness of glulam beams reinforced with glass and basalt fibres. Composites Part B Engineering 10/2016; DOI:10.1016/j.compositesb.2016.09.074

Eythor R Thorhallsson and Jón Ó Erlendsson. Continuous Basalt Fiber as Reinforcement Material in Polyester Resin. In proceedings of  2nd International conference on Mechanics of Composites, Porto 2016

Höskuldur Goði Þorbjargarson, Jónas Þór Snæbjörnsson, Benedikt Halldórsson, Eyþór Þórhallsson: Structural Modelling and Earthquake Analysis of a Hospital Building located within the Tjörnes Fracture Zone in Iceland. International Workshop on Earthquakes in North Iceland, Húsavík, North Iceland; 05/2016

Erlendsson, Jon O. and Thorhallsson, Eythor R. Continuous Basalt Fiber as Reinforcement Material in Polyester Resin. In proceedings of  ICCS18 - 18th International Conference on Composite Structures. Lisabon 2015

Eythor Rafn Thorhallsson, Jonas Thor Snaebjornsson: Basalt Fibers as New Material for Reinforcement and Confinement of Concrete. Proceedings 22nd Czech Concrete Day 2015, Litomysl; 11/2015

Jonas Thor Snaebjornsson and Eythor Thorhallsson and (2015) Dynamic characteristics of multi-story Reinforced concrete buildings. Proceedings 22nd Czech Concrete Day 2015, Litomysl; 11/2015

Todor Zhelyazov, Eythor Thorhallsson and Jónas Snæbjörnsson.(2015). The mechanical response of Basalt Fiber Reinforced Polymer external reinforcement of cylindrical concrete elements loaded in compression. Cost Action TU1207 meeting in Lecce, Italy 19-21 May 2015.

Eythor Thorhallsson, Todor Zhelyazov, Andri Gunnarsson and Jonas Thor Snaebjornsson.(2015) CONCRETE BEAMS REINFORCED WITH PRESTRESSED BASALT BARS. fib Symposium. Concrete - Innovation and Design, Copenhagen, Denmark 18th - 20th May 2015

Todor Zhelyazov, Eythor Thorhallsson and Jonas Thor Snaebjornsson (2015) SIMULATION OF EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH ON STRENGTENING CONCRETE COLUMNS BY BASALT FIBER SHEETS  fib Symposium. Concrete - Innovation and Design, Copenhagen, Denmark 18th - 20th May 2015

Thorhallsson E.R & Birgisson S. R. (2014) SHEAR STRENGTH OF CONCRETE BEAMS WITHOUT SHEAR REINFORCEMENT. Nordic Concrete Research Symposium 2014, Reykjavik. Iceland

Andri GUNNARSSON , Eythor Rafn THORHALLSSON  ,  Jonas Thor SNAEBJORNSSON (2014) SIMULATION OF EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH OF CONCRETE BEAMS PRESTRESSED WITH BFRP TENDONS, Nordic Concrete Research Symposium 2014, Reykjavik. Vodskov:  2014,p. 153-156

Sveinbjörn SVEINBJÖRNSSON  , Þórdís BJÖRNSDÓTTIR , Guðbjartur Jón EINARSSON  and Eyþór Rafn ÞÓRHALLSSON (2014) ELASTIC MODULUS OF CONCRETE WITH ICELANDIC BASALT AGGREGATES. Nordic Concrete Research Symposium 2014, Reykjavik. Iceland

Todor ZHELYAZOV , Eythor Rafn THORHALLSSON , Símon ÓLAFSSON, Jónas Thór SNAEBJÖRNSSON and Ragnar SIGBJÖRNSSON  (2014)  SEISMIC ISOLATION: ASSESSMENT OF THE DAMPING CAPACITY Second European Conference of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology. Istanbul, Turkey

Thorhallsson E. R, Einarson, E. M. and  SNAEBJORNSSON J. T.(2014); SEISMIC DESIGN OF LOW-RISE RC SHEAR WALL BUILDINGS IN SOUTH ICELAND LOWLAND. Second European Conference of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology. Istanbul, Turkey

 

Thorhallsson, Eythor; Jon Olafur Erlendsson; Guðmundur T Bergsson;(2014) Composite lighting poles from basalt fibers.  1st International Conference on Mechanics of Composites Stony Brook University, Long Island, USA, 

Sigurdsson, S.U.,  R. Rupakhety , R. Sigbjörnsson J. T. Snæbjörnsson, E. R. Thorhallsson, F. G. Sigtryggsdottir (2013). Concrete shear wall buildings founded on gravel cushions. In Proceedings of the SE-50EEE, International Conference on Earthquake Engineering -  Skopje

Thorhallsson E. R; Konráðsson A. (2013) Renovation of concrete columns by wrapping basalt fiber sheets. Proceedings of the IBASE conference Rotterdam

Thorhallsson E. R, Gudmundsson, S.H (2013)  Test of prestressed basalt FRP concrete beams with and without external stirrups. In proceedings of Fib symposium Engineering a Concrete future: Technology, modelling & Construction. Tel Aviv

Thorhallsson E.R.; Bjarnason P. (2012). Test of rectangular confined concrete columns for strength and ductility. 15 WCEE, World Conference of Earthquake Engineering LISBOA

Thorhallsson E.R.,Jonsson B, S.(2012), Test of prestressed concrete beams with BFRP tendons. CICE, ROME 

Thorhallsson E.R.; Bjarnason P. (2011). Test of retangular confined concrete columns for strength and ductility. fib Symposium PRAGUE 2011

Thorhallsson E.R.,Konráðsson A., Kubens S.(2011), Strengthening of concrete columns by wrapping basalt fiber matrix. Nordic Concrete Research Symposium 2011

 

 

Thorhallson E.R., Rikhardsson I.S., Olafsson A. M., Olafsson H. S. (2010). Analysis of a squat concrete wall, difference in translation during seismic excitation due to foundation support. , 9th US National/10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering

Thorhallsson E.R, Ólafsson H. (2010) Analysis of Concrete walls under Earthquake Action. Influence from different types of Foundation, 14 European Conference of Earthquake Engineering

Thorhallsson E.R. (2006) Seismic Performance Management Design of Buildings. 13 European Conference of Earthquake Engineering

 

 


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