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Jelena Ninic

Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering



Dr Jelena Ninić is an Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering and a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow on the "SATBIM" project at the Centre for Structural Engineering and Informatics (CSEI) . Dr Ninić studied structural engineering at the Faculty for Civil Engineering, University of Belgrade (Serbia) from 2003 to 2008. Afterwards, she worked at the same faculty as a teaching assistant at the Chair for Geotechnical Engineering. From 2010, she was as a research associate at the Institute for Structural Mechanics at Ruhr University Bochum in Germany, where she obtained her PhD degree in 2015 with the thesis on "Computational strategies for predictions of the soil-structure interaction during mechanized tunnelling". In 2012, she was a visiting researcher at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.

Dr Ninic is also a member of the Centre for Structural Engineering & Informatics Research Group.

Expertise Summary

Dr Ninić's research focuses is on the development and application of numerical methods for the analysis of complex construction processes involving soil-structure interactions and time-dependent effects. She combines advanced numerical methods with novel ICT to study structural and geotechnical problems. The methods she develps include Finite Element (FE) formulations on the element and constitutive level, artificial neural networks, optimisation algorithms, algorithms for sensitivity analysis and methods to handle massive computations and analyse the resulting data. In the SATBIM project, Dr Ninić works on the integration of the design and analysis process by developing a unified platform combining Building Information Modelling (BIM) and numerical simulations.

Teaching Summary

Fundamentals of Materials (H22FOM UK)

Building Information Modelling (BIM) Design Project (H23GDP UK)

Jelena is also running the I1 & I2 - *Introduction to BIM* and *Further BIM* workshops for Second year Civil Engineering students

Research Summary

SATBIM (H2020-MSCA-IF 702874) - Simulations for multi-level Analysis of interactions in Tunnelling based on the Building Information Modelling technology

Recent Publications

Future Research

I welcome enquiries from potential PhD candidates from Home, EU and international countries who are interested in the following research areas: Multi-phase multi-physics numerical modelling, meta models, optimisation algorithms, sensitivity analysis, massive and parallel computations, BIM and parametric modelling, integration of numerical analysis in BIM software.

Faculty of Engineering

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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