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Faculty Profile

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Name: Richard E. Christenson
Title: Associate Professor
Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering
E-Mail: rchriste@engr.uconn.edu
Personal/Lab Website: http://www.engr.uconn.edu/~richard/christenson
Program/Department Website: http://www.engr.uconn.edu/cee/people/facultymembers/15-research/54-richard.html
Office Telephone: (860) 486-2270

Keywords | Categories: Civil and Environmental Engineering, shake table testing, structural vibrations, vibration monitoring

Professional Summary

Rich Christenson’s research interests are in structural engineering, particularly in the areas of structural dynamics and experimental research. His current research is in the areas of smart damping technologies for buildings and bridges, bridge monitoring, and real-time hybrid testing methodologies. Laboratory testing facilities of interest include a single axis and six degree-of-freedom (6DOF) shake table with associated sensor and data acquisition technologies and capabilities to conduct vibration testing of physical components in a hardware-in-the-loop type confiiguration. Field testing capabilities include a portable wireless monitoring system including up to 20 channels of acceleration and strain measurements to measure structural response, deterioration and existing conditions useful in the physical evaluation of structural performance.