Structural Dynamics & Earthquake Engineering

The response of structures subjected to a variety of dynamic loads such as wind and seismic loads is investigated both experimentally and numerically. The response of Reinforced Concrete and Steel Structures loaded beyond their elastic limit as expected under severe seismic loads are also studied. Innovative self-centering steel structures which offer a performance superior to traditional construction techniques are currently being developed at the University of Toronto . New high-performance protective systems such as visco-elastic, hysteretic and viscous dampers as well as base isolation systems that offer enhanced protection to structures subjected to dynamic loads are also being studied.

Modeling of High-Rise Building located in downtown Toronto Equipped with Visco-Elastic Dampers under Wind Loads
Numerical Modeling of New Weld-Free Post -Tensioned Earthquake Resistant Steel Connection