SUNY Distunguished Professor and Samuel Capen Professor of Civil Engineering Michael Constantinou will present on the topic Testing of Seismic Protective System Hardware: Significance, Scaling and Similarity during the Third Kenji Ishihara Colloguium Series on Earthquake Engineering.
Shoma Kitayama joined the University at Buffalo as a PhD student in 2012. He has been a student and post-doctoral researcher, and he will continue his work after shaping his own work ethic and drive in the creative, diverse and research-oriented environment at UB.
In a story about how Bill Gates’ company, TerraPower, is building next generation nuclear power technologies, CNBC quotes Andrew Whittaker, SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering.
Civil engineering graduate Juan Aleman (MS ’10, PhD ’14) and aerospace engineering alumnus Martin Diz (PhD ’15) are working together to advance optimization in structural engineering and address the U.S. housing crisis.
Assistant professors Negar Elhami Khorasani and Anthony Tessari will discuss Enhancing the Resilience of Tunnels Subject to Fire Events at Rutgers University's Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT).
Claudia Marin (MS ’03, PhD ’07), a civil and environmental engineering professor at Howard University will lead a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded project to develop an intelligent surveillance platform for Damage Detection and Localization of Civil Infrastructure.
A university-wide team led by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development began making plans to reopen labs, studios and other learning environments weeks after the pandemic forced their closure in March.
The Geotechnical Laminar Box is designed for soil-foundation-structure interaction studies at or near full scale. The laminar box and the soil contained within deform in a manner that simulates free ground response under simulated seismic excitations. Learn more about it.
SEESL is equipped with many large-scale, high-performance, dynamic and static actuators. These actuators provide the ability to conduct dynamic, pseudo-dynamic, and hybrid pseudo-dynamic testing. Find out more about our actuator capabilities.
For earthquake simulations, one of the services we provide are shake tables. Currently, there are two, relocatable 7.0m x 7.0m platforms with six-degrees of freedom. Each table is capable of 50 tons payload. Find out more about our shake tables.
A novel damage-resistant system that combines accelerated bridge construction (ABC) with seismic resilience and is suitable for applications in seismic areas. This project is supported by the Federal Highway Administration of the U.S. Department of Trasportation. Read more about it.
A full-scale, two-story, light-frame wood townhouse building, designed according to modern US engineered seismic design requirements, was tested on two tri-axial shake tables operating in unison, as part of the testing program defined for the NEESWood Project. Learn more about this project.
Seismic response and failure mechanism of ductile iron push-on joints retrofitted with two different types of cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) liners are investigated to verify and quantify the contributions of the liners to the seismic performance of the buried pipelines. Read more about this project.
There is a growing interest in using coupled composite plate shear walls/ concrete-filled (CPSW/CF) for high-rise building construction, particularly to optimize the design for wind and/or seismic load combinations. This test series investigated the inelastic cyclic response of C-Shaped and T-Shaped walls typically used in core-wall structures. Countinue reading.