Projects

Ph.D. Student, Lei Zhang - Stochastic Approximation Methods for Performance-Based Wind Engineering

Ph.D. Student, Shaoning Li - Stochastic Flutter Analysis of Wind Turbine Blades

Ph.D. Student, Viet Le - A Performance-based Wind Engineering Framework for Vertical Structures Subjected to Nonstationary Wind Loads

Active

Performance-Based Wind Engineering: Stochastic Approximation Algorithms for Wind-Induced Dynamics of Next-Generation Tall Buildings and Tower Structures

  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation, CMMI, Engineering for Civil Infrastructure (ECI)
  • Duration: May 1st, 2019 – April 30th, 2022

Collaborative Research: Active Control of Nonlinear Flow-Induced Instability of Wind Turbine Blades under Stochastic Perturbations (with UMass Amherst)

  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation, CMMI, Dynamics, Control and Systems Diagnostics (DCSD)
  • Duration: September 1st, 2015 – August 31st, 2018 (no cost extension, August 31st, 2019)

Completed

Analytical Method to Assess Dynamic Response of Tall Buildings to Downburst Windstorm

  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation, CMMI, Hazard Mitigation and Structural Engineering
  • Duration: September 1st, 2014 – August 31st, 2017 (no cost extension, August 31st, 2018)

CAREER: An Innovative Performance-Based Simulation Framework for High-Rise Buildings against Wind Hazards

  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation CAREER – Grant, Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI)
  • Duration: August 2009 – August 2014

The Third AAWE Workshop Student Travel Grant, Hyannis, Massachusetts, August 12-14, 2012

  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation, CMMI
  • Duration: September 2012 – August 2013

A Probability-Based Methodology for the Analysis of Fluctuating Wind Loads on Cable-Supported Bridges

  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation, CMMI
  • Duration: September 1, 2006 – August 31, 2009 (No-cost extension until 2010); project completed in 2011-2012

Active


Completed

Machine Learning Algorithms for Performance-based Tornado Engineering in the MATLAB Computing Environment

Office/Division: MathWorks Micro-grant, NU (Awarded by Prof. M. Leeser)

Duration: September 2019 – February 2020

Advancing MatLab Computations for Stochastic Simulation of Climate-Change-Induced Hurricane Damage

Office/Division: MathWorks Micro-grant, NU (Awarded by Prof. M. Leeser)

Duration: July 2015 – July 2016​

Completed

Experimental Verification of Wind-borne Debris Trajectory Model

Investigator: Middler Student – Frank Xia (supervisor: L. Caracoglia)

Office/Division: Undergraduate Research Program (REU), Provost’s Office, NU

Duration: January 2012 – May 2012

Design and Calibration of a New Test Chamber for Measuring Wind-borne Debris Trajectories

Investigator: Junior Student – Sara Coyle (supervisor: L. Caracoglia)

Office/Division: Undergraduate Research Program (REU), Provost’s Office, NU

Duration: April 2010 – May 2010

Design of a Small-scale Force Balance for Wind Tunnel Applications

Investigator: Senior Student – John M. Schroeder (supervisor: L. Caracoglia)

Office/Division: Undergraduate Research Program (REU), Provost’s Office, NU

Duration: July 2 2007 – October 31 2007

Parametric Random Noise Representation of Wind Turbulence and Its Effects on the Aeroelasticity of Long-Span Bridges

Office/Division: Research and Scholarship Development Fund, Provost’s Office, NU

Duration: July 2006 – June 2007

Dynamic Analysis and Testing of Highway Light Poles

  • Sponsor: Illinois Department of Transportation (sub-contracted from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Duration: June 2005 – August 2005