Gary R. Consolazio, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of Florida
Dr. Consolazio has been actively involved in research relating to the design of bridge structures for more than 25 years, and has more than 30 years of experience in software development. His research encompasses advanced numerical analysis of bridges, characterization of loads for use in structural design, development of analytical procedures and software for use in structural design, experimental testing, and development of design recommendations for improving structural safety.
Jae Chung leads the advanced computational and experimental studies team, and is responsible for procuring externally-funded research in fundamental areas. Jae has expertise in modeling high-fidelity multi-physics simulations using combined finite-discrete element analysis. He is currently active in research of fundamental granular behaviors and projectile penetration into granular media.
Michael Davidson leads the BSI software development team, and is responsible for cultivating growth in applied research areas. Over the past 11 years, Michael has collaborated with practicing bridge designers and bridge engineering researchers in making contributions to the bridge pier design software, FB-MultiPier. He also handles quality assurance and engine development for all BSI software.
Henry Bollmann has had direct experience with the development and use of FB-MultiPier since its inception in the early 1990s. His more than thirty years of professional experience make him well suited for the position of Senior Engineer at BSI. His duties include prioritizing development of FB-MultiPier features, training engineers in the area of bridge modeling, and providing technical support.
Anand Patil obtained his Master of Science degree in structural engineering at the University of Florida in 2011. At BSI, he carries out engine development and validation modeling for all BSI software. He possesses five years of experience in finite element modeling of bridge foundations and cable-signal systems. He also provides users of FB-MultiPier with hands-on engineering and technical support.
Clint Monari is the lead UI developer for all BSI software. He manages UI personnel and is in charge of maintenance and enhancement of all UI source code, including FB-MultiPier, FB-Deep, and Atlas. A graduate of the University of Florida, he has accumulated more than ten years of experience in developing BSI software.
Brandon is the lead developer for the BSI software website. Additionally, he is a programmer contributing to the improvement of FB-MultiPier. Brandon has acquired over 15 years of experience in the software programming and web development arenas. His experience and focus make him a very capable and motivated full-stack developer.
Cary provides lead support for licensing and distribution of BSI software. Additionally, he serves as the point of contact for license holders, and provides first-line technical support for all engineers making use of BSI software. Cary has acquired more than ten years of experience at BSI.
Amirata Taghavi earned a doctoral degree from the University of Oklahoma in 2016. His primary research area is geotechnical earthquake engineering, with emphases on centrifuge and laboratory experiments involving interactions between structural objects and granular materials. Additionally, he is investigating means of enhancing existing modeling capabilities for nonlinear finite element analysis of seismic soil-structure interaction.