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University of Connecticut School of Engineering Damage Modeling and Disaster Mitigation Laboratory (DM2L)

Research

Research Facilities

Our research facilities are in the following areas: 

1) Mechanical testing facilities:
Complete facilities for strength, stiffness, tensile creep, cyclic fatique, and impact testing, as well as for failure analysis are available through IMS center at University of Connecticut. These facilities provide for testing under different loading conditions, temperatures, and environments. Major equipment items can be found here: Insititude of Material Science (IMS)

2) Hydraulics laboratory:
The Hydraulics Laboratory is located in room 114 of the F.L. Castleman building. The lab facilities are complete with a 4.5 m long hydraulics flume used in conjunction with a 12,000 gallon water storage tank, flow weir, Venturi apparatus, and an acoustic Doppler velocity sensor (ADV) and a rotometer. The hydraulics flume may be used for stream channel flow or engineered channels studies, as well as investigating flow through a simulated piping network.

3) Structural Laboratory:
The structures lab is located in room 115 of the F. L. Castleman building. The structures lab is a high bay laboratory equipped with a in-house crane and strong floor, located in room 115 of the F. L Castleman building. The structures lab houses a variety of testing equipment including large-scale SATEC loading machines, MTS actuator for static loading tests, Split Hopkiinson Pressure Bar, Shore-western's shake table and actuators for hybrid simulation and vibration tests. Also various lab-scale experimental test-beds are developed including steel girder bridge, Pratt truss bridge, two traffic poles, and traffic signal regulator and etc, for validation of basic and advanced theory and technology.

4) Wind Engineering and Energy Laboratory:
Wind tunnel, DAQ, Piezo Patch, Pressure Sensitive Paint

Research Topics

1. Coastal Multi-Hazards:

2. Multi-Scale Damage Analysis:

3. Energy Harvesting:

4. Coupled Structural Dynamics:

Research Sponsors

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UConn SOE
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