Associated UB Centers and Labs

photo of phd student on laminar box.
Photo of SEESL Space.

The Institute of Bridge Engineering aims to produce highly capable bridge engineers, conduct research to advance the state of the practice, and provide professional development opportunities to the community of bridge professionals.

ISTL adapts a transdisciplinary approach which integrates analytical and engineering problem-solving skills with managerial principles and creative adaptation.  

Geotechnical Laminar Box.
Geotechnical Laboratory

The geotechnical testing facilities include automated computer controlled apparatus (GeoComp loadtrac/flowtrac, ELE, Geotest) for consolidation, hydraulic conductivity, residual shear, and stress or strain path controlled monotonic and cyclic triaxail testing; HP network analyzers for material characterization/non-destructive testing; calibration chamber and model test facility for static and dynamic penetration testing, model pile studies, and a laminar box in the Structural Engineering and Earthquake Simulation Laboratory (SEESL).

The University at Buffalo's (UB) Structural Engineering and Earthquake Simulation Laboratory (SEESL) provides services to the faculty and staff of the Department of Civil, Structural, and, Environmental Engineering (CSEE), as well as seismic qualification and other testing services for industry clients. SEESL is equipped with a diverse array of test equipment and platforms, including earthquake simulation tables, a geotechnical laminar box, a strong floor and strong wall, and more.