Shirley J Dyke

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering

Purdue University
Lyles School of Civil Engineering
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051

Phone: (765) 494-7434

Specialty Area(s)


Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Notre Dame.
B.S. Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, University of Illinois.

Research Summary
Structural Dynamics and Control
Damage Detection and Structural Condition Monitoring
Cyber-physical Systems
Real-time Hybrid Simulation
Machine Vision

Selected Research Projects

  • National Science Foundation, Collaborative Research: SI2-SSI: Empowering the Scientific Community with Streaming Data Middleware: Software Integration into Complex Science Environments, $42,000 (PI: Tony Fountain from UCSD, July 2012-June 2015).

  • National Science Foundation - CPS: Medium: Collaborative Research: CyberMech, a Novel Run-Time Substrate for Cyber-Mechanical Systems (PI: Prakash, Co-PI: Dyke, Collaborative with C. Gill, C. Lu, and K. Agrawal) $1,800,000 (Oct 2011-Sept 2015).

  • Army Research Laboratories, SBIR-Phase 2, Ultra-Low Power Wireless Sensors for Advanced in Situ Structural Health Monitoring, subcontract to Luna Innovations ($158,000, December 2012-January 2015).

  • National Science Foundation - CPS: Medium: Collaborative Research: Cyber-Physical Co-Design of Wireless Monitoring and Control for Civil Infrastructure (PI: Dyke, Collaborative with G. Agha, C. Lu, B. Spencer)
    $340,000 (Oct 2010-Sept 2015).

  • National Science Foundation - NEESR-SG: Development of Performance-Based Design and Real-time Large-scale Testing Methodologies to Enable Implementation of Smart Damping Systems (PI: Dyke; Co-PIs: J. Ricles, B. Spencer, A. Agrawal, R. Christenson) $1.2 million (September 2008-August 2014).

Honors & Awards

  • National Science Foundation PECASE Award (1998)

  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award (1998)

  • Purdue University College of Engineering Team Excellence Award (2013)

  • ANCRISST Young Investigator Award, (2007)

  • Outstanding Alumna Award for the Department of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering at the University of Illinois (2005)

  • International Association on Structural Safety and Reliability Junior Research Award (2001)

  • Short-term Invitation Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (1998, 2002)

Selected Publications

  • Gao, X., Castaneda, N.E., and Dyke, S.J., "Real-time hybrid simulation - from dynamic system, motion control to experimental error," Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 42(6), 815-832, DOI: 10.1002/eqe.2246 (2013).

  • Wang, Y., and Dyke, S.J., (2013), "Modal-based LQG for Smart Base Isolation System Design in Seismic Response Control." J. Structural Control Health Monitoring, Wiley, 20: 753-768. doi: 10.1002/stc.1490.

  • Cha, Y., Agrawal, A., and Dyke, S.J., (2013). "Time Delay Effects on Large-scale MR damper Based Semi-active Control Strategies," Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 22 No. 1, 015011 doi:10.1088/0964-1726/22/1/015011.

  • Cha, Y., Zhang, J., Agrawal, A., Dong, B., Friedman, A.J., Dyke, S.J., and Ricles, J., (2013). "Comparative Studies of Semi-active Control Strategies for MR Dampers: Pure Simulation and Real-Time Hybrid Tests." J. Struct. Eng. 139, SPECIAL ISSUE: NEES 1: Advances in Earthquake Engineering, 1237-1248.

  • Friedman, A.J., Dyke, S.J., and Phillips, B., (2013). "Over-driven Control for Large-scale Magnetorheological Dampers" Smart Materials and Structures,

  • Hackmann, G., Guo, W., Yan, G., Sun, Z., Lu, C., and Dyke, S.J., (2014). "Cyber-Physical Co-design of Distributed Structural Health Monitoring with Wireless Sensor Networks," IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Vol. 25, Issue 1, pp. 63-72 DOI: 10.1109/TPDS.2013.30.

  • Song, W., and Dyke, S.J., (2013). "Development of a Cyber-Physical Experimental Platform for Real-Time Dynamic Model Updating." Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 37(1-2): 388-402.

  • Song, W., and Dyke, S.J., (2013). "Real-time Dynamic Model Updating of a Hysteretic Structural System," Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0000857.

  • Song, W., and Dyke, S.J., (2013). "Optimal Feedback Design For Nonlinear Stochastic Systems Using Pseudospectral Method," International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 55: 70-78 doi:10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2013.04.014.

  • Song, W., Dyke, S.J., and Harmon, T., (2013). "Application of Nonlinear Model Updating for A Reinforced Concrete (RC) Shear Wall," Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, 139(5): 635-649, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0000519.

  • Castaneda, N., Gao, X., and Dyke, S.J., (2013). "A Computational Tool for Real-time Hybrid Simulation of Seismically Excited Frame Structures." Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000341.

  • Cha, Y., Agrawal, A., Friedman, A.J., Phillips, B., Ahn, R., Dong, B., Dyke, S.J., Spencer, B.F., Ricles, J., and Christenson, R., (2013). "Performance Validations of Semi-active Controllers on a Large Scale Moment Resisting Frame Equipped with a 200kN MR Damper Using Real-time Hybrid Simulations," Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE

  • Gao, X., Castaneda, N.E., and Dyke, S.J., (2014). "Experimental Validation of a Generalized Procedure for MDOF Real-time Hybrid Simulation." Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0000696.

  • Friedman, A.J., Dyke, S.J., Phillips, B., Ahn, R., Dong, B., Chae, Y., Castaneda, N.E., Jiang, Z., Zhang, J., Cha, Y., Ozdagli, A.I., Spencer, B.F., Ricles, J., Christenson, R., Agrawal, A., Sause, R., (2014). "Large-scale Real-time Hybrid Simulation for Evaluation of Advanced Damping System Performance" Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001093 , 04014150.

  • Barnawi, W., and Dyke, S.J., (2014). "Seismic Fragility Relationships of a Cable-Stayed Bridge Equipped with Response Modification Systems." J. Bridge Engineering, Vol. 19, SPECIAL ISSUE: Recent Advances in Seismic Design, Analysis, and Protection of Highway Bridges, A4013003 DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000468.

  • Gao, X., and Dyke, S.J., (2014). "Modeling and control of actuators for high performance structural dynamic testing" Smart Materials and Structures, vol. 23, 055008 doi:10.1088/0964-1726/23/5/055008.

  • Maghareh, A., Dyke, S.J., Prakash, A., and Rhoads, J., (2014), "Establishing a Stability Switch Criterion for Effective RTHS Implementation," Smart Structures and Systems, Vol. 14, No. 6 pp. 1221-1245, DOI:

  • Pejsa, S., Dyke, S.J., and Hacker, T., (2014). "Building Infrastructure for Preservation and Publication of Earthquake Engineering Research Data" The International Journal of Data Curation, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 83-97. doi:10.2218/ijdc.v9i2.335.

  • Maghareh, A., Dyke, S.J., and Prakash, A., (2014), "Establishing a Predictive Performance Indicator for Real-time Hybrid Simulation," Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 43, Issue 15, pp. 2299-2318, December 2014 DOI: 10.1002/eqe.2448.

  • Qian, Y., Ou, G., Maghareh, A., and Dyke, S.J., (2014), "Parametric Identification of a Servo-Hydraulic Actuator for Real-time Hybrid Simulation," Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing DOI: 10.1016/j.ymssp.2014.03.001.

  • Ou, G., Dyke, S.J., Ozdagli, A.I., and Wu, B., (2014), "Robust Integrated Actuator Control: Experimental Verification and Real Time Hybrid Simulation Implementation," Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, DOI: 10.1002/eqe.2479.

  • Ou, G., Prakash, A., and Dyke, S.J., (2015), "A Modified Runge-Kutta Integration Method for Computation Delay in Real-time Hybrid Simulation," Journal of Earthquake Engineering, DOI:10.1080/13632469.2015.1027018.

  • Gomez, D., Dyke, S.J., and Maghareh, A., (2015), "Enabling Role of Hybrid Simulation Across NEES in Advancing Earthquake Engineering," Smart Structures and Systems Special Issue dedicated to Professor Yozo Fujino, January, DOI: 10.12989/sss.2015.15.3.913.

  • Yeum, C.M., and Dyke, S.J., (2015), "Vision based Automated Crack Detection for Bridge Inspection," Computer Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, DOI: 10.1111/mice.12141.

  • Sun, Z., Krishnan, S., Hackmann, G., Yan, G., Dyke, S.J., Lu, C., and Irfanoglu, A., (2015). "Damage Detection on a Full-Scale Highway Sign Structure with a Distributed Wireless Sensor Network," Smart Structures and Systems, DOI:

  • Sun, Z., Li, B., Dyke, S.J., Lu, C., and Linderman, L., (2015). "Benchmark problem in active structural control with wireless sensor network," Journal of Structural Control and Health Monitoring, DOI: 10.1002/stc.1761.

  • Xu, B., He, J., and Dyke, S.J., 2015. "Model Free Nonlinear Restoring Force Identification for SMA Dampers with Double Chebyshev Polynomials: Approach and Validation" Nonlinear Dynamics, DOI 10.1007/s11071-015-2257-0.

  • Li, F., Maghareh, A., and Dyke, S.J., 2015. "Experimental Implementation of Predictive Indicators for Configuring a Real-time Hybrid Simulation" Engineering Structures, doi:10.1016/j.engstruct.2015.07.040.