Structural Engineering Research Projects

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  • “Experimental Characterization of Conventional Curtainwall Systems Subjected to Extreme Loading.”
  • “Guidelines for Placement of Cable Median Barriers on 4:1 and 6:1 Sloped Medians with Horizontal Curvatures.”
  • “Integrated Remote Sensing and Visualization (IRSV) System for Transportation Infrastructure Operations and Maintenance”
  • “Finite Element Evaluation of Two Retrofit Options to Enhance the Performance of Cable Median Barriers.”
  • “Performance of a Nearly-Conventional Curtain Wall System Subjected to Blast Loads.”
  • “Full-Scale Blast Testing of Structures.”
  • “Numerical Predictions of Blast Loads on Structures.”
  • “Building Materials Reclamation Program.”
  • “RFID Cargo Container Blast Project.”
  • “Pre-Disaster Mitigation Planning Grant Proposal for Campuses of the System in Eastern North Carolina.”
  • “Pre-Disaster Mitigation Planning Grant Proposal for Campuses of the System in Western North Carolina.”
  • “Wireless Underground Sensor Network for In-Situ Monitoring of Soil Parameters, Soil-Structure Interaction Behavior, and Buried Utilities”
  • “Study of Blast-Loading Effects on Transmission Structures” Southern Company.
  • “Carbon-Dioxide-Enhanced Oil Production from the Citronelle Oil Field in the Rodessa Formation, Southern Alabama,” US Department of Energy.
  • “Equipment donation from Haslet Testing Facility, Haslet, Texas” EPRI, (This is a major equipment donation from EPRI).
  • “Surface Wave Soil Testing Technique for Direct Embedment Determination,” EPRI.
  • “Integrated Remote Sensing and Visualization (IRSV) System for Transportation Infrastructure Operations and Management,” US DOT-RITA.
  • “Building Materials Reclamation Program,” USDOE, NETL.
  • “Integrated Remote Sensing and Visualization (IRSV) System for Transportation Infrastructure Operations and Management – Phase II,” US DOT-RITA
  • “Indo-US Workshop: Forensic Engineering and Curriculum Development, National Institute of Technology at Tiruchirapalli, India”, NSF.
  • “Organo-Silanes for Management of Coal Mining Sites and Coal Combustion Products,” National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSF-C), International (Regional) Cooperation and Exchange Program – Research Fellowship for International Young Scientists (PI: John Daniel).
  • “Wireless Experimental Vibration Analysis of the Mississippi Bridge over Prairie Du Chien”, USH18 E/W
  • “Non-Destructive Evaluation and Load Rating of Prestressed Double-Tee Joists”, at the Harbor Baptist Church

Blast Resistance of Curtain Walls

Testing R/C Beam with Reclaimed Aggregate

Post-Blast Damage to a Bearing Wall

Simulation of Blast Overpressures in a Room

Field Blast Testing of Structures

FE Modeling of Impact to Cable Meridian Barriers

Aerial Remote Sensing for Bridge Monitoring