Associate Professor of Civil Engineering
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051
offices: CIVL 4117 / BOWN 1022
phone: +1 765-49-68270
Large-scale structural analysis and simulation
tests on full-scale 3-story flat-plate reinforced concrete building;
full-scale 70-ft and 55-ft freeway sign aluminum trusses
CE 474: Structural Analysis II. (Students' course & instructor evaluations
CE 573: Structural Dynamics.
CE 597M: Geologic and Engineering Seismology.
CE 691S: Structures Seminars
A Selection of Publications
Performance of school buildings in Turkey during the 1999 Duzce and the 2003 Bingol earthquakes, with T Gur, AC Pay, JA Ramirez, MA Sozen, AM Johnson, and A Bobet.
An engineering perspective of the collapse of WTC-I, with CM Hoffmann. Project website is at Purdue 9/11/01 studies. [06/2007]
A high-quality high-fidelity visualization of the September 11 attack on the the World Trade Center, with P Rosen, V Popescu, and C Hoffmann. [07/2008]
A high-quality physically-accurate visualization of the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center with P Rosen, V Popescu, and C Hoffmann. Technical Report CSD TR#07-007, March 2007. Accompanying video [big file! 122 MB]; visit the WTC-1 simulation Phase IV website for some amazing rendered images. A faster-loading version of the video is available [9MB] locally or on YouTube. Read Newspiece #1 and #2 about the work. Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Project website is at Purdue 9/11/01 studies. [06/2007]
Istanbul at the threshold: an evaluation of the seismic risk in Istanbul, with JHP Griffiths and S Pujol. [02/2007]
At risk: the seismic performance of reinforced concrete frame buildings with masonry infill walls, with CVR Murty, S Brzev, H Faison, and CD Comartin [11/2006]. A tutorial for the World Housing Encyclopedia.
Using the Earthquake Engineering Intensity Scale to improve urban area earthquake emergency response, with SA Freeman. [8NCEE, 2006]
Earthquake Engineering Intensity Scale: a template with many uses, with SA Freeman and TF Paret. [13WCEE, 2004]
Efficient application of the secant method for capturing the peak response of complex multi-story buildings, with TF Paret, MM Hachem, and SA Freeman. [13 WCEE, 2004]
Structural design under seismic risk using multiple performance objectives. Caltech EERL report. 
A performance-based optimal structural design methodology, with JL Beck, C Papadimitriou, and E Chan. Caltech EERL report. 
Research Group Members
School Related Useful Links
BURURU structural dynamics demonstrations from Prof. Fukuwa's Laboratory at Nagoya University.
IAESTE - the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience.
Scale - do you have a good sense of scale
Last partial update: October 2013