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Structural Engineering and Mechanics Research

There is a vigorous research program in Structural Engineering and Mechanics (SEM) here at Penn State. The total funding for research projects in the SEM group was $2.57 million as of September 1, 2016. The project titles, principle investigators, and other information on these research contracts and grants is listed below.

RESEARCH PROJECTS

A nonlinear programming paradigm for hybrid elements formulation towards high-performance collapse simulations. (PI: Papakonstantinou). National Science Foundation. August 1, 2016 – July 31, 2019. $296,934.

RSB/Collaborative Research: A Sequential Decision Framework to Support Trade Space Exploration of Multi-Hazard Resilient and Sustainable Building Designs. (PI: G. Warn). National Science Foundation, March 1, 2015 – February 28, 2018. $1,260,000. (Penn State portion $849,189).

REU Supplement for RSB/Collaborative Research: A Sequential Decision Framework to Support Trade Space Exploration of Multi-Hazard Resilient and Sustainable Building Designs. (PI: G. Warn). National Science Foundation, March 1, 2015 – February 28, 2018. $60,000. (Penn State portion $30,00).

CAREER: A Performance-Based Multi-Objective Optimization Framework to Define Innovative Structural Concepts and Support the Seismic Design of Critical Buildings. (PI: G.Warn). National Science Foundation, July 1, 2014 – June 31, 2019.  $400,000.

Vehicle anti-ram research and development. (PI: Z. Rado, Co-PI: T. Qiu, A. Radlinska, G.Warn). U.S. Department of State (DOS): Cooperative agreement, July 17, 2015 – June 30, 2016. $931,305.

Mechanical Loading of Prestressed Concrete Railroad Ties Phase II & III. (PI: A. Radlinska, Co-PI: G.Warn),  January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016.  $64,873.

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