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.


Amin Maghareh gave presentation in the 11th International Conference on Structural Safety & Reliability, ICOSSAR 2013. His presenetation was entitled, “Investigation of the effect of Transfer System Delay on Multi-degree of Freedom Real-time Hybrid Simulation.“


Amin Maghareh gave presentation in the International Conference on Computing, Networking, and Communications, ICNC 2013. His presenetation was entitled, “Investigation of Uncertainties Associated with
Actuation Modeling Error and Sensor Noise on Real-Time Hybrid Simulation Performance


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."


Xiuyu Gao successfully defended his PhD. The title of his dissertation is "Development of a Robust Framework for Real-Time Hybrid Simulation: From Dynamical System, Motion Control to Experimental Error Verification."

December 2012

Nestor E. Castaneda Aguilar successfully defended his PhD. The title of his dissertation is "Development and Validation of a Real-Time Computational Framework for Hybrid Simulation of Dynamically-Excited Steel Frame Structures".

December 2012

Ali Irmak Ozdagli gave presentation during the 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, held September 24-28, 2012, in Lisbon, Portugal. His presentation was entitled “Verification of Real-Time Hybrid Simulation with Shake Table Tests”


Prof. Shirley Dyke participated in the 2nd Workshop on China-US Collaboration for Disaster Evolution/Resilience of Civil Infrastructure and Urban Environment

Her plenary lecture was entitled "Emerging Opportunities in Real-time and Distributed Hybrid Simulation"


Xiuyu Gao and Ali Irmak Ozdagli gave presentations during the Advances in Real-Time Hybrid Simulation workshop, held October 10-11, 2011, at the Lehigh Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) facility.

Xiuyu's presentation was entitled “Real Time Hybrid Testing from System, Control to Experimental Error"

Ali's presentation was entitled "Control-oriented System Identification of a Large Frame for RTHS”


On Friday September 2nd we will be holding an Open House for the IISL Laboratory.

The event will be held at the Bowen Laboratory (see address below) from 3:00-6:00pm. It will include live demos geared towards learning what happens during an earthquake and how to test buildings to destruction!

Refreshments will be available. Please, no shorts or open toed shoes.

1040 South River Road West
Lafayette, IN 47907


Xiuyu Gao and Wei Song presented papers "Application of pseudospectral method in stochastic optimal control of nonlinear structural systems" and "Experimental Validation of a Scaled Instrument for Real-time Hybrid Testing" respectively at the 2011 American Control Conference in San Francisco, CA.


Gaby (Ge) Ou participated in holding the NEEShub Bootcamp webinar on   Friday, February 4th. She made a presentation focusing on how to upload data and use the collaborative tools within the NEEShub.


Sriram Krishnan and Charlie (Zhuxiong) Sun participated in the recent Workshop on Cyber-Physical Co-Design of Wireless Monitoring and Control for Civil Infrastructure, held at the University of Illinois Seibel Center from February 17-18th. They each made presentations entitled Evaluating the Performance of Distributed Approaches (Krishnan) and for Modal Identification Review of Recent Smart Sensor Research for SHM using the Truss in the SSTL (Sun).


Nestor Castaneda recently was awarded a SIRG fellowship from Purdue University's Cybercenter to partially support his education this year.


Sriram Krishnan presented a paper entitled "Validation of a Multi-level Damage Detection Approach Using a Full Scale Highway Truss," at the SPIE Smart Structures and Nondestructive Evaluation Symposium, San Diego, California, March 15-18, 2011