Paolo Bourdeau, a junior in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at UB plans to use the research he developed during the 10-week Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Research Internship program, to make his home country Haiti more resilient to hurricanes.
An article on AccuWeather about how bridges in the U.S. are built to withstand threats from powerful winds, hurricanes and earthquakes interviews Andrew Whittaker, a professor in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering and director of the Institute of Bridge Engineering and MCEER.
Andreas Stavridis, a structural engineering assistant professor and his PhD student Supratik Bose traveled to Nepal to assist with efforts aimed at improving the resiliency of the buildings. This was the Stavridis’ third trip to Nepal since the 2015 earthquake.
The main objective of this report is to improve the profession’s understanding of the seismic behavior of low aspect ratio reinforced concrete shear walls by analyzing data from tests of 12 large scale wall specimens at the Structural Engineering and Earthquake Simulation Laboratory at the University at Buffalo. Download the report for free here
This report presents an analytical study of the seismic performance of seismically isolated buildings and comparable non-isolated buildings designed by the procedures of ASCE/SEI 7-10 and -16 at a particular location in California. Download the report for free here
This report presents a simple and conservative method for developing seismic response acceleration spectra to be used in the design of permanent bridges with spectral reduction factors is defined. Download the report for free here
The goal of this report is to improve the professional community’s ability to collect, document and understand the effects of earthquake damage on low aspect ratio reinforced concrete shear walls. Download the report for free here