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 UB-NEES laboratory.

The University at Buffalo's Structural Engineering and Earthquake Simulation Laboratory (SEESL) provides research services for the National Science Foundation's George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES), MCEER, the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering (CSEE), and R&D services for industry. As a key equipment site in the NEES network (UB-NEES), earthquake engineers and students located at different institutions throughout the U.S. and the world can share resources, collaborate and exploit new computational technologies.