Research Projects

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

Seismic Response of Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Bridge Abutments 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

Meshfree Method For Extreme Events Modeling Meshfree Method For Extreme Events Modeling
Professor J. S. Chen

The complex multi-scale failure modes, damage evolution, and fragmentation resulting from high velocity contact- impact processes in solids and structures po

Generic Research Project Image Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation
Professor Enrique Luco

The NEES @ UCSD Large High Performance Outdoor Shake Table (LHPOST) provides the earthquake engineering community with a

Generic Research Project Image Developing High - Performance Energy Absorbing Liquids
Professor Yu Qiao

By immersing nanoporous materials in a non-wetting liquid phase, the system becomes an energy absorbing liquid, or a “liquid super-sponge.” When a sufficient

Generic Research Project Image Machine Vision, Vision - Based Sensor Networks, and Collaborative Environments
Professor Falko Kuester

This research investigates vision-based sensor networks for monitoring of structural and non-structural systems with applications in the areas of real-time m

Generic Research Project Image Improving Seismic Performance of Concrete and Masonry Structures
Professor P. Benson Shing

Assessing the seismic performance of older reinforced concrete (RC) frames that have masonry infill walls presents a most difficult problem for structural en

Generic Research Project Image High Velocity Impact on Composite Structures
Professor Hyonny Kim

Advanced composite materials such as graphite/epoxy laminates are especially vulnerable to transverse impacts which can result in damage that is difficult to

Generic Research Project Image Bridge and Traffic - Pattern Monitoring
Professor Ahmed Elgamal

Information technologies are increasingly allowing for advances in monitoring and analysis of structural response.