Intelligent Infrastructure Systems Lab

The Purdue University Intelligent Infrastructure Systems Lab is dedicated to research and education toward improving the ability of structures to resist both natural and man-made hazards. Educational and research efforts are integrated to facilitate advancing the relevant technologies and training the next generation of engineers in their effective use.



Latest News

A mini-symposium was held in Bowen lab at Purdue university. Nine vistors from top Chinese research universities and members of the IISL exchanged their latest research findings.







Prof. Bin Xu published two conference papers: "Cracking Monitoring of RC Joints under Cyclic Loadings Based on Wavelet Packet Analysis on Embedded PZT Measurements" and "Icing Monitoring for a Wind Turbine Model Blade with Active PZT Technology" at the proceedings of the 14th ASCE International Conference on Engineering, Science, Construction and Operations.


Ali Imrak Ozdagli and Amin Maghareh won the 2013 NEES Simulation Competition in Reno, USA. The model can be found here.


Tony Friedman successfully defended his PhD. The title of his dissertation is "Development and Experimental Validation of a New Control Strategy Considering Device Dynamics for Large-Scale MR Dampers using Real-Time Hybrid Simulatio."


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Six Degree of Freedom Shake Table


Allowable motion ranges up to six degrees of freedom, including translation and rotation about the three orthogonal axes.

Cyber-physical Instrument for Real-time hybrid Structural Testing (CIRST)


Real-time hybrid testing combines simulation and physical testing to help in assessing structural integrity in large scale civil infrastructures.

Small-scale Earthquake Simulator


Constructed by Quanser Consulting
Used as the standard shake table of the UCISTconsortium


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Contact Information

1040 South River Road
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2101
(765) 494-9340

Graduate Students

Graduate assistantships (such as teaching assistantship and research assistantship) are available for qualified students for graduate degrees. To be considered students must first apply to the graduate program in the School of Mechanical or Civil Engineering.

ME Graduate Admissions

CE Graduate Admissions

Undergraduate Students

The lab encourages undergraduate students to get involved in research next summer. Qualified undergraduate students will be hosted by the lab or the SURF program