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Structural Engineering

Seminars

Upcoming Seminars


Dec
7

Professor Mehran Tehrani, University of Texas - Austin
Professor Mehran Tehrani, University of Texas - Austin

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Nov
30

Han Joo Lee, UC San Diego
Han Joo Lee, UC San Diego

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Nov
23

Professor Richard Wiebe, University of Washington
Professor Richard Wiebe, University of Washington

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Nov
18

Dr. Michael Kalichman, UC San Diego
Dr. Michael Kalichman, UC San Diego

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Nov
9

Jeff Bergman, NextFlex
Jeff Bergman, NextFlex

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Nov
2

Next Generation Structural Monitoring and Smart Cities
Dr. Erol Kalkan, Quakelogic

Structural monitoring has gained importance for safety requirements of critical structures including hospitals, high-rise buildings, bridges, dams, tunnels, wind turbines etc. Although these structures are designed and built to operate safely under anticipated static and dynamic loading conditions, deterioration and damage can occur over their lifetime. Extreme events such as earthquakes are the most prevailing source of failure. If damage conditions are not identified rapidly, they may leave the dam vulnerable to further damage.



Oct
28

Structural Engineering in Golf Club Design
Brandon Woolley, TaylorMade Golf

Structural engineering can be found all around us.  In this presentation, I’ll talk about how we use engineering to create the best performance golf products in the world.  I’ll cover some of the engineering challenges unique to golf equipment design and a little about how TaylorMade Golf overcomes them. 



Oct
19

Naval Health Research Center: Engineering Human Performance in a Warfighter Population
Dr. Pinata Sessoms and Dr. Amy Silder, Naval Health Research Center

Located aboard Naval Base Point Loma, Naval Health Research Center is the Department of Defense’s designated Deployment Health Research Center and the only military medical research center on the West Coast. Drs. Sessoms and Silder will discuss some of the research being done by the Physical and Cognitive Operational Research Environment (PhyCORE) Lab at NHRC. The lab’s mission is to enhance Warfighter readiness by improving rehabilitation of wounded warriors and resilience of healthy Warfighters through operationally relevant training and testing.



Oct
12

Numerical Simulations of Soil Structure Interaction (SSI)
Professor Davide Forcellini, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Since the late 1970s numerical simulation methods have been developed in order to consider soil-structure-interaction (SSI) problems. In the beginning, such approaches performed linear analyses that are generally appropriate to describe low amplitude ground motions. In order to assess realistic non-linear responses of soil-foundation-structure systems under earthquakes, it is fundamental to apply SSI-based approaches by performing the state-of-the-art numerical methodologies that are the object of this webinar.



Oct
7

The Structural Innovations of Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Brendan Walsh, Buro Happold Engineering

The multi-purpose Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the new home of the Atlanta Falcons (NFL) and Atlanta United (MLS) accommodates 80,000 fans and occupies almost two million square feet near downtown Atlanta. Costing approximately $1.5 billion to construct, the stadium contains many innovative design features including an unprecedented 8-panel cantilevered retractable roof, one of the largest scoreboards in sports, the longest two-way structure in the US, the first use of single skin ETFE in the US, and the first LEED Platinum credential for an NFL stadium.



Mar
11

Effects of Thermal Perturbations on the Equilibrium of the Subsurface
Professor Alessandro Rotta Loria

Geomaterials, geostructures and geosystems are subjected to continuous thermal perturbations. In the context of geoenergy exploitations that involve the harvesting or storage of thermal energy from or in the subsurface, these perturbations vary and last from seconds to decades. Complex and coupled phenomena are associated with the previous perturbations, such as heat transfer, mass transfer and deformation.



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