The Nonlinear Structural Dynamics and Control research group at the University at Buffalo is currently investigating a range of subjects related to protecting large, civil structures from dynamic loads such as earthquakes and strong winds. The research group combines the study of how structural systems respond to extreme dynamic loads with the development of new technologies for protecting structures, and, more importantly, the structures occupants. The research has also fueled the development of state-of-the-art software for analyzing and designing earthquake resistant structures.
Working in conjunction with the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER) and a variety of industrial companies, the research group has helped to develop sliding isolation systems, for protecting buildings and bridges from earthquakes, and has tested a variety of structural dampers to prove their effectiveness for protecting buildings from earthquakes and strong winds. The group has been instrumental in the application of active and hybrid control to large scale structures.
This web site contains information on the research group, the group's
current research, and software that is currently being developed.
The following software packages are currently being developed here:
Information will soon be available on the following research projects:
Homepages and e-mail addresses of the members of this research group can be found here:
Here are links to some affiliated organizations:
June 2000 Prof. A.M.Reinhorn