Amin Maghareh was recipient of the Spring/Summer 2017 CE Best Dissertation Award with the dissertation entitled Nonlinear Robust Framework for Real-time Hybrid Simulation of Structural Systems: Design, Implementation, and Validation

10 December 2017

The 3nd Midwest Smart Structures Colloquium was held in and around the University of Illinois on October 6 - October 8, 2017. The IISL members enjoyed evening at the country park, introduced ourselves to fellow researchers, shared ideas, and helped to make this year's colloquium successfully. Several members of the IISL were recognized for the quality of their presentations, as listed below.

Alana Lund was awarded 2nd place for the Best Presentation award at the 3rd Midwest Smart Structures Colloquium held in Champaign, Illinois on October 6 -8th 2017.

Honorable Mentions
Amin Maghareh
Christian Silva
Chul Min Yeum
Daniel Gomez
Johnny Condori Uribe
Jongseong 'Brad' Choi

10 October 2017

Chul Min Yeum, PhD in Civil Engineering, delivered a presentation at the 11th IWSHM in Stanford California given on Thursday, Sep 14th, 2017. His talk was entitled Autonomous Visual Inspection for Civil Infrastructure using UAVs. Here is the link for the video demonstration.

30 September 2017

Daniel Gomez, PhD Candidate in Civil Engineering, was awarded a 2017 SURF “Best Mentor” award on August 4th. Daniel advised two undergraduate researchers on independent projects during the 2017 summer. The two projects were titled Hazard Assessment of Meteoroid Impact for the Design of Lunar Habitats by Herta Montoya, and Evaluation of Radiation and Design Criteria for a Lunar Habitat by Hayley Bower. These projects were related to the RETH, Resilient ExtraTerrestrial Habitats, project funded by the Purdue Provost’s Office. 

5 August 2017

Prof. Shirley Dyke delivered a keynote presentation at the 9th ANCRISST in Tokyo Japan. Her talk was entitled Hybrid Cyber-Physical Experimentation for Smart Structures was given on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017.

22 July 2017

Prof. Shirley Dyke was invited to deliver a talk at the Asia-Pacific Program in Smart Structures in Tokyo Japan. Her talk was entitled Real-time Hybrid Simulation to Enable Multi-Hazard Engineering was given on Thursday, July 20th, 2017.

22 July 2017

Prof. Shirley Dyke, Amin Maghareh, Francisco Pena, Johnny Condori , and Alana Lund presented their recent research at the 2017 Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference in San Diego, California on June 4-7. The work presented included the presentations:

Image Localization for Computer-Enhanced Visual Inspection of Civil Infrastructure, authored by S.J. Dyke, C.M. Yeum, and J. Choi

Experimental Evaluation of Targeted Energy Transfer System using Real-Time Hybrid Simulation, authored by A. Maghareh, Christian Silva, and S.J. Dyke

Uncertainty Quantification of Fragility Functions with Limited Data, authored by F. Pena, I. Bilionis, and S.J. Dyke

Experimental Validation of Parallel Real-Time Hybrid Simulation using CyberMech, authored by J. Condori, J. Orr, D. Ferry, A. Maghareh, S. Seilabi, S.J. Dyke, A. Prakash

PLSE Structural Identification and the Value of Systematic Data Processing, authored by A. Lund, S.J. Dyke, G. Ou, and B. Xu

4-7 June 2017

Chul Min Yeum was recognized as the Fall 2016 CE Outstanding Graduate Student. Chul Min graduated in December 2016 with the dissertation entitled Computer Vision-Based Structural Assessment Exploiting Large Volumes of Images

24 January 2017

Prof. Shirley Dyke was invited to deliver a lecture at the PRE-EMPTIVE Workshop in Santiago Chile. Her talk was entitled Cyber-Physical Testing for Examining Protective Devices: …our approach to test design and execution was given on Saturday, January 7th, 2017.

24 January 2017

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Our Group

The Intelligent Infrastructure Systems Laboratory works to bring technological advances to infrastructure design and implementation. Headed by Dr. Shirley J. Dyke, the lab joins the fields of Mechanical and Civil Engineering for the betterment of our building systems. Our projects range widely through the interconnections of these two fields. One of the primary focuses of the group is the development of the Real Time Hybrid Simulation technique, which couples physical and numerical systems to produce a full structural experiment. Several students also study structural control techniques, particularly methods incorporating base isolation devices and magneto-rheological dampers. Vision based monitoring strategies are also a focus of the group, as students develop and improve methods to detect and report structural damage.


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