Key Research Areas
- Structural engineering
- Structural loads and safety
- Construction, urban and rural planning
- Information technology
- Mechanical engineering
- Mechanical systems and instrumentation
- Northern development
- Transportation systems and services
- Construction, transportation and communications
- Earthquake engineering
Recent Research Projects
Development of innovative methods for structural health monitoring and related improvement of structural performance and resilience
2017/18-2018/19 • $56,000 • PI
A large part of our infrastructure was built in mid-seventies and they are in urgent need of rehabilitation and/or reconstruction. In order to reduce the vulnerability of structures to operational and extreme loadings (e.g., earthquake), it is important to determine their structural conditions...
2017/18 • $3,000 • PI
2016/17 • $117,853 • PI,CO
Magnetorheological (MR) materials are advanced materials whose rheological behavior can be controlled using the applied magnetic field. MR materials can be in liquid (MR fluids) or solid (MR elastomers) states. MR fluids are typically composed of micron-sized magnetically polarizable particles...
Development of a novel reliability-based technique for bridge deck condition assessment using non-destructive testing
2016/17 • $25,000 • PI
The catastrophic events like Laval De la Concorde Overpass collapse in 2006, Canada, and the I-35W Mississippi River bridge collapse in 2007 point to the need for more reliable structural inspection and instrumental monitoring for timely detection of problem and intervention in an aging...
2016/17 • $24,000 • PI
A large part of our infrastructure was built in mid seventies and they are in urgent need of rehabilitation and/or reconstruction. In order to mitigate the vulnerability of the existing and new structures to operational and extreme loads (e.g. earthquakes), efficient and accurate methods for...
Development of an ambient vibration testing system for dynamic response monitoring of buildings using low-cost wireless sensors
2015/16 • $25,000 • PI
Ambient vibration testing is an important tool for identifying the dynamic characteristics of a structure. The industry partner, Sensequake is developing new algorithms and software to predict the integrity of the structure as well as its behavior in response to different type of loadings...
2010/11-2014/15 • $100,000 • PI
Traditional building codes are said to be prescriptive as they specify the design solutions and construction requirements according to particular materials and methods, rather than to performance criteria. Consequently, the design process becomes highly regulated and complex. Performance Based...
2010/11-2012/13 • $120,000 • PI,CO