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Pipelines test: experimental set-up (left); debonding assessment using GUWs (right)
Damage localization in a composite plate: experimental set-up (left); localization results (right)
Monitoring crack propagation in RC shear walls: experimental set-up (left); cluster analysis … more
Accelerated corrosion test set-up: experimental set-up (left); GUWs preliminary results (right)
The goal of research in earthquake engineering is to enhance the seismic resiliency of communities through improved engineering and management tools for critical infrastructure systems.
- Amjad J. Aref, Ph.D.
- Cemal Basaran, Ph.D.
- Michel Bruneau, Ph.D.
- Stuart Chen, Ph.D.
- Michael C. Constantinou, Ph.D.
- Andre Filiatrault, Ph.D.
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STUDENT Ph.D. and M.S. ABSTRACTSSee all abstracts
- Experimental seismic study of pressurized fire sprinkler piping subsystems
Student: Yuan Tian
Advisor: Andre Filiatrault Ph.D.
A fire extinguishing sprinkler piping subsystem not only accounts for a significant portion of typical investment in building construction, but also represents one of the key components that ensures the functionality and safety of a building. … more
- Seismic evaluation and qualification of transformer bushings
Student: Muhammad Fahad
Advisor: Andrei M. Reinhorn Ph.D.
Earthquakes are a significant threat to the integrity of the electric transmission system; prolonged, widespread electric outages can cause significant hardships and economic losses to the whole country, and degrade public safety. Much of the … more
- Characterizing the Rotational Components of Earthquake Ground Motion
Student: Dhiman Basu
Advisor: Michael C. Constantinou Ph.D., Andrew S. Whittaker Ph.D.
Rotational components of ground motion, torsion about the vertical axis and rocking about orthogonal horizontal axes, are not routinely considered in seismic design because such components have not been recorded and their effects on the … more
- Seismic analysis and design of precast concrete segmental bridges
Student: Petros Sideris
Advisor: Amjad J. Aref Ph.D.
In this dissertation, the concept of hybrid sliding-rocking (HSR) precast concrete post-tensioned segmental members for seismic applications in bridges is introduced and investigated experimentally and numerically. The HSR members lie into the … more
- Seismic performance of stainless and conventional steel energy dissipation bars in precast segmental bridge columns
Student: Yihui Zhou
Advisor: George C. Lee Ph.D.
The use of stainless steel reinforcing bars in seismic applications has recently attracted much attention in the civil engineering community due to its superior material properties, including high corrosion resistance and high specific strength. … more