Structural and Materials Engineering

Robert D. Hanson

Robert D. Hanson
Emeritus Professor

Email:  rdhanson@umich.edu

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Evgueni Filipov

Evgueni T. Filipov
Assistant Professor

Office:  2350 Hayward, 2144 GG Brown
Phone:  (734) 764-8339
Fax:  (734) 764-4292
Email:  filipov@umich.edu

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
2350 Hayward, 2144 GG Brown
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2125


Enrica Bernardini

Enrica Bernardini
Lecturer

Email:  enrica@umich.edu

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Henry Liu

Professor
University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

Office:  2350 Hayward, 2116 GG Brown
Phone:  (734) 647-4796
Email:  henryliu@umich.edu

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
2350 Hayward, 2116 GG Brown
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2125


Seymour M.J. Spence

Assistant Professor

Office:  2350 Hayward, 2148 GG Brown
Phone:  (734) 764-8419
Fax:  (734) 764-4292
Email:  smjs@umich.edu

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
2350 Hayward, 2148 GG Brown
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2125


Structural Engineering Laboratory

The Structural Engineering Laboratory at the University of Michigan is well-equipped for structural testing of large-scale structural elements and subassemblies under monotonic and quasi-static cyclic loading. The principal element of our Laboratory is a strong wall and floor system which forms a continuous L-shaped corner. The strong floor is a 5-foot deep heavily reinforced concrete mat. The walls are 20 feet high and 2 feet thick, backed by 8-foot deep buttresses on 8-foot centers. Both the walls and the buttresses are post-tensioned to the strong floor.

The Pavement Research Center of Excellence

The Pavement Research Center of Excellence is a research consortium of three Michigan universities and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). The University of Michigan center conducts research on rigid pavements and paving materials.

Laboratory for Intelligent Structural Technology

Smart structure technologies promise to revolutionize the field of structural engineering by providing empirical evidence of structural performance and opportunities to control structural behavior during seismic disturbances. The laboratory is currently producing low-cost wireless sensors designed to monitor the behavior of structures during ambient or forced vibrations. Embedded in sensors are analysis methods for rapid evaluation of structural performance and health.

Center of Excellence in Bridges and Structures

The Center of Excellence in Bridges and Structures performs research related to infrastructure facilities such as highway bridges. The projects are sponsored by NSF, NCHRP, Michigan DOT and other State DOT’s. Research topics include development of bridge load and resistance models, evaluation of existing structures by analysis and field testing (WIM truck survey, dynamic load tests, proof load tests using military tanks).

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