Lazaro, Angel III L.
Ph.D. Civil Engineering
Engineering Sciences and Technology
Dr. Angel L. Lazaro III is recognized for his significant contributions in the fields of structural and civil engineering. Dr. Lazaro conducted research on reinforced concrete at a time when analysis and design was based on keeping stresses small enough such that the material could be considered linearly elastic. He developed an analytical model which predicted the full-range behavior of reinforced concrete beams and frames incorporating concrete as a non-homogeneous, non-linear and inelastic material. Together with his theoretical work, his study showed the validity of very small-scale microconcrete models as an alternative to full-scale model tests. This contributed to the development of analysis and design methods based on member strength instead of allowable stresses, which are standard practice today.
Birthdate: 23 August 1943