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Jónas Þór Snæbjörnsson, Professor

School:School of Technology / Department of Engineering 
Location:Venus, 2nd floor 
Phone:599 6528 
Email:jonasthorru.is 
Website:http://www.ru.is/starfsfolk/jonasthor

Curriculum Vitae

Education
Dr. ing., Norwegian University of Since and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway, 2002.
MSCE - Master of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Washington, USA, 1989.
CS - Degree in Civil Engineering, University of Iceland, 1985.
 
Career
2011-          Professor, School of Science and Engineering, Reykjavik University, Iceland.
2010-          Visiting professor, Earthquake Engineering Research Center, University of Iceland.
2009-11      Professor, Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Material Science, University of Stavanger, Norway.
2008-09      Research Professor, Earthquake Engineering Research Centre, University of Iceland.
1998-08      Research Scientist, Earthquake Engineering Research Centre, University of Iceland.
1990-09      Adjunct professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Eng. at the Univ. of Iceland.
1989-98      Research Engineer, Applied Mechanics Lab., Eng. Research Inst., Univ. of Iceland.
1985-87      Research Engineer, Appl. Mech. Lab., Engineering Research Institute, Univ. of Iceland.
 
Subject field
Greining burðarvirkja,vindverkfræði, jarðskjálftaverkfræði, mannvirkjahönnun
 
Professional Affiliations
Association of Chartered Engineers in Iceland.
European Association for Earthquake Engineering (EAEE).
International Association for Wind Engineering (IAWE).

Publications:
Journal Articles:
Ragnar Sigbjörnsson, Jónas Thór Snæbjörnsson, S. M. Higgins, B. Halldórsson and S. Ólafsson, (2009), A note on the Mw 6.3 earthquake in Iceland on 29 May 2008 at 15:45 UTC. Bull Earthquake Eng., Vol. 7, No. 1, February 2009, DOI: 10.1007/s10518-008-9087-0, 14 pp.
Ragnar Sigbjörnsson, Simon Ólafsson and Jónas Thór Snæbjörnsson (2007) Macroseismic effects related to strong ground motion: a study of the South Iceland earthquakes in June 2000. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 5, p.591-608, 2007.
Jónas Thór Snæbjörnsson, C.J. Baker and R. Sigbjörnssona (2007) Probabilistic assessment of road vehicle safety in windy environments. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics. Volume 95, Issues 9-11, October 2007, Pages 1445-1462.
Jónas Thór Snæbjörnsson and Chris P.W. Geurts (2006) Modelling surface pressure fluctuations on medium-rise buildings. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics. Volume 94, Issue 11 , November 2006, Pages 845-858.
Ragnar Sigbjörnsson and Jónas Thór Snæbjörnsson (1998) Probabilistic Assessment of Wind Related Accidents of Road Vehicles: A Reliability Approach, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Vol. 74-76, pp. 1079-1090, Elsevier.
Jónas Thór Snæbjörnsson and Dorothy A. Reed: “Wind-induced Motion in Multi-Storey Buildings”, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Vol. 41-44 (1992) pp. 1113-1123, Elsevier.
Jónas Thór Snæbjörnsson and Ragnar Sigbjörnsson: “Wind Structure over Post glacial Lava Surface”, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Vol. 41-44 (1992) pp. 305-315, Elsevier.
Jónas Thór Snæbjörnsson and Dorothy A. Reed: “Wind-induced Accelerations of a Building: A case study”, Engineering Structures, Vol. 13, July 1991, pp. 268-280.
 
Book chapters:
Ragnar Sigbjörnsson og Jónas Þór Snæbjörnsson: Vindurinn er „undarlega skapaður” (The wind is strangely contrived), Á vatnaskilum, A publication in memoriam of Prof. Jonas Eliasson on his 60th birthday, University Press, Reykjavik, 1998, pp. 83-95 (In Icelandic).
 
Conference Papers:
Jónas Thór Snæbjörnssona and Ragnar Sigbjörnsson (2011):”The dynamic behaviour of medium rise RC buildings in a windy environment”. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Wind Engineering (ICWE13), (pp. 8), July 10-15, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Jonas Thor Snæbjornsson, Knut Inge Edvardsen, Jasna Bogunovic Jakobsen and Bjarni Bessason (2011): “Numerical analysis of vortex shedding of a light mast”. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Wind Engineering (ICWE13), (pp. 8), July 10-15, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
R. Sigbjörnsson, J.Th. Snæbjörnsson, S.M. Higgins, S. Ólafsson and B. Halldórsson (2008) Mapping of inelastic effects and structural behaviour factors for Eurocode 8: A case study for Iceland. In Proceedings of the 14th World Conf on Earthquake Engineering (pp. 8), October 12-17, Beijing, China.
R. Sigbjörnsson, J.Th. Snæbjörnsson, S.M. Higgins, S. Ólafsson and B. Halldórsson (2008) Probabilistic hazard assessment of fault displacements, In Proceedings of the 14th World Conf on Earthquake Engineering (pp. 8), October 12-17, Beijing, China.
R. Sigbjörnsson, S.M. Higgins, S. Ólafsson, B. Halldórsson and J.Th. Snæbjörnsson (2008) Comparative study of uniform hazard spectra derived using different ground motion estimation models: A case study. In Proceedings of the 14th World Conf on Earthquake Engineering (pp. 8), October 12-17, Beijing, China.
J.Th. Snæbjornsson and R. Sigbjornsson (2008) The duration characteristics of earthquake ground motions. In Proceedings of the 14th World Conf on Earthquake Engineering (pp. 8), October 12-17, Beijing, China.
J.Th. Snæbjornsson and R. Sigbjornsson (2008) The spatial variability of ground motion and its effects on multi-supported structures. In Proceedings of the 14th World Conf on Earthquake Engineering (pp. 8), October 12-17, Beijing, China.
Bjarni Bessason and Jónas Thór Snæbjörnsson (2008) Vortex shedding induced vibration of a light mast, In Proceedings of the BBAA VI Int. Colloquium on Bluff Bodies Aerodyn. & Appl. (pp. 15),July 20-24, Milano, Italy.
Jónas Thór Snæbjörnsson & Sigbjörnsson, R. (2006). Monitoring the dynamics of a concrete building enduring earthquake and wind excitation. In Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (pp. 10). Geneva: SGEB.
Snæbjörnsson, J. T., Carr, A. J. & Sigbjörnsson, R. (2006) Long-term dynamic behaviour of a multi-story RC-building in a seismic environments. In Proceedings of the 8th US National Conf on Earthquake Eng. (pp. 10). San Francisco: EERI.
Sigbjörnsson, R., Sigurðsson, T., Snæbjörnsson, J. T., & Valsson, G. (2006). Mapping of crustal strain rate tensor for Iceland with applications to seismic hazard assessment. In Proceedings of the 1st European Conf on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (pp. 10). Geneva: SGEB.
Snæbjörnsson, J., Taylor, C. A., Stefansson, B., & Sigbjörnsson, R. (2006). Reservoir induced earthquake action and crustal movements. In Proceedings of the 1st European Conf on Earthquake Eng.and Seismology (pp. 10). Geneva: SGEB.
Jónas Thór Snæbjörnsson, Taylor, C. A., Stefansson, B., & Sigbjörnsson, R. (2006). Reservoir induced earthquake action and crustal movements. In Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (pp. 10). Geneva: SGEB.
J.Th. Snæbjörnsson, C.J. Baker, R. Sigbjörnsson (2005) Probabilistic assessment of road vehicle safety in windy environments, Proceedings of the 4EACWE - The Fourth European & African Conference on Wind Engineering, J. Naprstek & C. Fischer (eds); ITAM AS CR, Prague, 11-15 July, 2005, Paper #2964, Full paper in a CD publication, 14 pg.
Jónas Þór Snæbjörnsson & Chris Geurts, (2004) Characteristics of surface pressure fluctuations on medium-rise buildings”, Proceedings of the final COST-C14 International Conference on Impact of Wind and Storm on City life and Built Environment, 5.-7. May, 2004, von Karman Institute, Belgium, 10 pp.
Alvaro Cuerva, Benoit Permentier, Christian Sacre & Jonas Þór Snæbjörnsson (2004) “Working Group 3: Large scale facilities and full scale studies - a review of the topics studied”, Proceedings of the final COST-C14 International Conference on Impact of Wind and Storm on City life and Built Environment, 5.-7. May, 2004, von Karman Institute, Belgium, 10 pp.
Jónas Þór Snæbjörnsson, Ragnar Sigbjörnsson & Simon Ólafsson (2004) “Modelling of earthquake response spectra for strike-slip earthquakes in the near- and far-field“, Proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (Paper No. 2366), Vancouver, B.C., Canada, DVD & CD publication, Mira, August 2004, 10 pp.
Jónas Þór Snæbjörnsson, Erik Hjorth-Hansen, Ragnar Sigbjörnsson and Tom Wyatt (2003) ”Acceleration Response of a Medium-Height building to Wind Gust Excitation”, Proceedings of the 11th International Conf. on Wind Engineering, Edited by D.A. Smith & and C.W. Letchford, Texas Tech University, Lubbock Texas, USA, (paper no. B07.5), 10 pp. 
Jónas Þór Snæbjörnsson, Erik Hjorth-Hansen, Ragnar Sigbjörnsson and Tom Wyatt (2003) Acceleration Response of a Medium-Height building to Wind Gust Excitation”, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Wind Engineering, Edited by D.A. Smith & and C.W. Letchford, Texas Tech University, Lubbock Texas, USA, (paper no. B07.5), 10 pp.
Jónas Þór Snæbjörnsson, (2003) “Full-scale measurements of surface pressure on a medium-height building in an urban location”, COST action C14 – Impact of wind and storm on city life and built environment, 2nd workshop, University of Ioannina, Greece, Nov. 21st-22nd, 2003, 10 pp.
Thórarinsson, Ó., B. Bessason, J. Snæbjörnsson, S. Ólafsson, G. I. Baldvinsson, R. Sigbjörnsson, (2002) “The south Iceland earthquakes in 2000: Strong motion measurements”, Proc. of the 12th European Conf. on Earthquake Engineering, paper no. 321. London, UK, 2002, 10 pp.
Jónas Þór Snæbjörnsson, (2001) ”Spectral characteristics of wind induced pressures on a model- and a full-scale building”, Proceedings of the 3rd European & African Conference on Wind Engineering, Jacob Wisse et al. (ed.), © 2001, FAGO and CO, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, ISBN 90-681-121-X, pp. 333-341.
Jónas Thór Snæbjörnsson and Ragnar Sigbjörnsson (1999) “Footbridge dynamics and pedestrian induced vibrations – a case study”, Proc. of the 4th European Conf. on Structural Dynamics - EURODYN ´99, Fryba & Naprstek (eds.), 1999 Balkema, Rotterdam, ISBN 90 5809 056 6, pp. 41-48.
Jónas Thór Snæbjörnsson and Ragnar Sigbjörnsson (1998) “Probabilistic Modelling of Ice and Wind Effects on Electrical Transmission Line Structures”, Proc. of the 8th International Workshop on Atmospheric Icing of Structures (IWAIS 1998), 1998, Reykjavik, Iceland, pp. 21-26.
Jónas Thór Snæbjörnsson (1997) “Wind Loading and Response of a Medium Rise Building in a Built up Area”, Proc. of the 2nd European & African Conf. on Wind Engineering, Giovanni Solari (ed.), © 1997, SGE, Padova, Italy, pp. 1255-1262.
Ragnar Sigbjörnsson and Jónas Thór Snæbjörnsson (1997) “Probabilistic Assessment of Wind Related Accidents of Road Vehicles”, Proc. of the 2nd European & African Conf. on Wind Engineering, Giovanni Solari (ed.), © 1997, SGE, Padova, Italy, pp. 1875-1882.
Jan Henje, Jónas Thór Snæbjörnsson, Ragnar Sigbjörnsson and Fjóla Sigtryggsdóttir (2000) “On the design history of a hydroelectric power plant in tectonic active environments”, Proc. of the 12th World Conf. on Earthquake Engineering, Paper no. 1714, New Zealand, 2000, pp. 8.
Jónas Thór Snæbjörnsson, Athol J. Carr & Ragnar Sigbjörnsson (2004) “Analysing and modelling recorded earthquake induced structural response”, Proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (Paper No. 445), Vancouver, B.C., Canada, DVD & CD publication, Mira, August 2004, 15 pp.
Jónas Thór Snæbjörnsson,Erik Hjorth-Hansen andRagnar Sigbjörnsson (1996) ”Variability of Natural Frequency and Damping ratio of a Concrete Building- Case study in System Identification”, Proc. of the 3rd European Conf. on Structural Dynamics-Eurodyn ‘96, Augusti et al. (eds.), Vol. 2, 1996 Balkema, Rotterdam, pp. 949-956.
Jónas Thór Snæbjörnsson, Jan Henje, Fjóla Sigtryggsdóttir and Ragnar Sigbjörnsson (1995) “Earthquake response model for hydroelectric power plant”, Proc. of the 10th European Conf. on Earthquake Engineering, Duma (ed.), 1995 Balkema, Rotterdam, pp. 2011-2016.
Jónas Thór Snæbjörnsson and Ragnar Sigbjörnsson (1995) “Estimation of Structural Parameters from full-scale Wind-Induced Response”, Wind Engineering Retrospect and Prospect, Papers for the Ninth International Conf., Wiley Eastern Ltd., New Delhi, India, 1995, pp. 1420-1431.
Jónas Thór Snæbjörnsson and Ragnar Sigbjörnsson (1993) “A study of earthquake and wind induced structural response”, Proc. of the 2nd European Conf. on Structural Dynamics - EURODYN ´93, Moan et al. (eds.), Vol. 1, 1993 Balkema, Rotterdam, pp. 41-48.
Jónas Thór Snæbjörnsson, Gudrún Thóra Gardarsdóttir and Ragnar Sigbjörnsson (1992) “A study of earthquake induced response: Measurements and prediction”, Proc. of the 10th World Conf. on Earthquake Engineering, 1992 Balkema, Rotterdam, pp. 4051-4056.
Jónas Thór Snæbjörnsson and Dorothy A. Reed (1992) “Wind-induced Motion in Multi-Story Buildings”, Progress in Wind Engineering, Proc. of the 8th International Conf. on Wind Engineering, Davenport et. al. (eds.), 1992, Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 1113-1124.
Jónas Thór Snæbjörnsson and Ragnar Sigbjörnsson (1992) “Wind Structure over Postglacial Lava Surface”, Progress in Wind Engineering, Proc. of the 8th International Conf. on Wind Engineering, Davenport et. al. (eds.), 1992, Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 305-316.
Jan Henje, Jónas Thór Snæbjörnsson and Ragnar Sigbjörnsson (1990) “A Probabilistic Study of Seismic Risk for a Hydroelectric Powerplant”, Proc. of the 9th European Conf. on Earthquake Engineering, Moscow, September 1990, Vol. 10-B, pp. 150-159.
 
Thesis:
Jónas Thór Snæbjörnsson, (2002), Full- and model scale study of wind effects on a medium rise building in a built up area, Doktor ingeniøravhandling 2002:95, Institutt for konstruksjonsteknikk, Norges teknisk-naturvitenskaplige universitet, ISBN 82-471-5495-1, ISSN 0809-105X, 200 pp.
Jónas Thór Snæbjörnsson: “Wind Induced Accelerations in a Multistory Building”, MSCE thesis, University of Washington, 1989, 122 pp.

 

RU teaching record

2019-3T-801-RESMResearch Methods I
2019-3T-536-RENNFluid Dynamics
2019-1BT ÁLA4002Actions and safety of structures
2019-1BT BUR2003Mechanics of Materials and Structural Analysis
2018-3BT BUR3003Finite Element Method and Structural Analysis
2018-3T-806-SVEIEarthquake Analysis of Structures
2018-1T-844-FEMMFinite Element Analysis in Engineering
2018-1BT BUR2003Mechanics of Materials and Structural Analysis
2017-3BT BUR3003Finite Element Method and Structural Analysis
2017-1T-844-FEMMFinite Element Analysis in Engineering
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