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
CE 371: Structural Analysis I
CE 474: Structural Analysis II (not updated since Spring 2013)
CE 497: Earthquake Engineering/Istanbul at the Threshold (2008) and Eq Eng/Christchurch, New Zealand (2014)
CE 573: Structural Dynamics
CE 597M: Geologic and Engineering Seismology.
CE 691S: Structures Seminars
A Selection of Publications (OLD)
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. 
School Related Useful Links
Computational Science and Engineering at Purdue University
Computational Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Organization at Purdue University
BURURU structural dynamics demonstrations from Prof. Fukuwa's Laboratory at Nagoya University.
IAESTE - the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience.
PocketStatics by Mahmoud M Hachem. A very handy analysis program. Try it.
Scale - do you have a good sense of scale of things in this Universe?
Last partial update: September 2017