The following ongoing and recent past projects represent the research being pursued in the Structural Engineering and Mechanics Program

Solid and Structural Mechanics

  • Micromechanical and continuum elastoplastic damage mechanics
  • Modeling of chemically induced damage of concrete
  • Micromechanics of heterogeneous composites
  • Mechanical modeling and simulation of Ferromagnetic Fe particle reinforced elastomer composites for automotive applications
  • Adaptive multiple-scale meshfree method for geomechanics and earth-moving simulation
  • Optimized meshless algorithms for seamless integration of CAD, simulation, and design
  • Meshless method for earth-moving simulation
  • Development of soil-wheel interaction model using an adaptive multi-scale meshfree method
  • Simulation of self-piercing rivets using the meshfree method
  • Semi analytic methods for mechanics of composite cylinders
  • Analysis and optimum design of piezoelectric sensor/actuator systems
  • Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian methods for regressing solid domains
  • Resilient response of granular materials

Structural/Earthquake Engineering

Research and Instructional Laboratories

  • Structural Design and Testing Laboratory
  • Nondestructive Testing Laboratory
  • Reinforced Concrete Laboratory
  • Mechanical Vibrations Laboratory
  • Large-Scale Structure Test Facility
  • Building Earthquake Instrumentation Network
  • NEES Mobile Seismic Laboratory