Research Projects

Modeling The Nano-mechanics Of Single-cell Structures Modeling The Nano-mechanics Of Single-cell Structures
Professor Robert J. Asaro

The cell wall of S.

Remaining Fatigue Life Predictions of Monitored Structural Systems Remaining Fatigue Life Predictions of Monitored Structural Systems
Professor Joel. P Conte,
Professor John B. Kosmatka

UC San Diego has developed a methodology for predicting and updating the Remaining Fatigue Life (RFL) of monitored aerospace structures and/or structural sub

Optimal Damage Detection And Prognosis Via Ultrasonic Scattering Optimal Damage Detection And Prognosis Via Ultrasonic Scattering
Professor Michael Todd

Ultrasonic guided wave interrogation using piezoelectric arrays and full- eld laser ultrasonic inspection has evolved into a very active research area.

Thermal Energy In Geotechnical Engineering - 1 Thermal Energy In Geotechnical Engineering
Associate Professor John McCartney OPTIMAL DAMAGE DETECTION AND PROGNOSIS VIA ULTRASONIC SCATTERING

Although geothermal heat exchange is a well- understood approach to sustainably heat and cool buildings, it often comes with high up- front installation cost

Seismic Isolation Of Nuclear Power Plants Seismic Isolation Of Nuclear Power Plants
Professor Gilberto Mosqueda

Seismic isolation has been proven as an e ective strategy to protect critical facilities including Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) from the damaging e ects of ho

Wearable Nanocomposite Fabrics For Human Performance Sensing Wearable Nanocomposite Fabrics For Human Performance Sensing
Associate Professor Ken Loh

The safe, e cient, and reliable operations of land, air, and marine vessels and structural systems depend on the performance of the human operator.

Improved Ground Vibration Testing methods For Flight Structures Improved Ground Vibration Testing methods For Flight Structures
Professor John B. Kosmatka

Typical Ground Vibration Tests of ight vehicles are performed by attaching a moderate number (10 to 100) of discrete accelerometers to a free-free ight vehic

M2do: Multiscale Multiphysics Design Optimization M2do: Multiscale Multiphysics Design Optimization
Assoc. Professor Alicia Kim

With the rise of advanced additive manufacturing, it has become possible to make engineering components with an unprecedented level of complexity across the

Stress Wave Mitigation In Porous Materials Stress Wave Mitigation In Porous Materials
Professor Yu Qiao

Stress wave mitigation in porous materials, such as silica monoliths and PTFE foams, are investigated.

Chei International Projects and The Excavation Of The Arma Veirana Cave In Zuccarello, Italy Chei International Projects and The Excavation Of The Arma Veirana Cave In Zuccarello, Italy
Professor Falko Kuester

Over the past two years, CHEI has worked in Mexico, Chile, El Salvado, Guatemala, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Saudi Ara

Fluid—structure Interaction Modeling Of Wind Turbines At Full Scale Fluid—structure Interaction Modeling Of Wind Turbines At Full Scale
Professor Yuri Bazilevs

A fully coupled uid–structure interaction (FSI) simulation methodology for wind turbines was developed in order to address a variety of engineering questions

Seismic Design And Modeling Of "deep" Steel Columns Seismic Design And Modeling Of "deep" Steel Columns
Professor Chia-Ming Uang

Steel special moment frame is widely used for multistory building construction in high seismic regions due to its excellent ductility capacity and architectu

Fin Whale Sound Reception Mechanisms: Skull Vibration Enables Low-frequency Hearing Fin Whale Sound Reception Mechanisms: Skull Vibration Enables Low-frequency Hearing
Professor Petr Krysl

Hearing mechanisms in baleen whales (Mysticeti) are essentially unknown but their vocalizations overlap with anthropogenic sound sources.

Multiscale Simulation Of Red Blood Cells In Circulation Multiscale Simulation Of Red Blood Cells In Circulation
Professor Qiang Zhu

Since the size of red blood cells is comparable to those of micro-vessels and capillaries, in microcirculation blood cannot be treated as continuum uid.

Vibration Suppression And Damage Detection In Wind Turbine Blades Vibration Suppression And Damage Detection In Wind Turbine Blades
Professor Francesco Lanza di Scalea

The performance of a wind turbine is driven, among other factors, by structural fatigue experienced due to wind- induced vibrations.

Hydraulic/high Pressure Nitrogen Based Blast Simulator Hydraulic/high Pressure Nitrogen Based Blast Simulator
Professor Gilbert A. Hegemier

The UC San Diego blast simulator characterizes the response of civilian and military components and systems to terrorist explosive attack and high impact sce

Wide Area Blunt Impact On Composite Aircraft Structures Wide Area Blunt Impact On Composite Aircraft Structures
Professor Hyonny Kim

The largest source of damage to a commercial aircraft is caused by accidental contact with ground service equipment (GSE).

Seismic Performance Seismic Performance Of Abutment Shear Keys In Bridge Structures
Professor P. Benson Shing,
Professor Jose Restrepo

Shear keys are used in bridge abutments to provide lateral restraints to bridge superstructures under normal service loads and moderate earthquake forces.

Soil Structure Picture Soil-Structure Interaction And Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering
Professor Ahmed Elgamal

Three-dimensional (3D) nonlinear nite element simulations are becoming increasingly feasible for geotechnical applications. OpenSeesPL, created by J. Lu, A.

Column Reinforcement Photo Column Reinforcement Extended Into Enlarged (Type II) Shafts
Professor P. Benson Shing

In a project sponsored by Caltrans, Professor Shing is leading an experimental and analytical study to characterize the bond-slip behavior of large-diameter