Profile of Prof. Felton

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Lewis P. Felton, Ph.D.

Professsor Emeritus

5731D Boelter Hall
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1593

Phone: (310) 825-5633      Fax: (310) 206-2222


B.C.E., (1959), Cooper Union
M.S., (1961), Carnegie Institute of Technology
Ph.D., (1964), Carnegie Institute of Technology

Research Interests

Current research interests of mine include the methodology of optimum structural design and reliability based optimization of structural systems.I have used nonlinear mathematical programming algorithms for the solution of a variety of structural optimization problems, with emphasis on the simplication of computations that can be obtained from an understanding of the physical characteristics of s tructural behavior. My recent work has also been devoted to incorporating the inherently nondeterministic nature of parameters into designs for specified levels of reliability, including applications to earthquake resistant structures.