Members of the University at Buffalo’s American Society of Civil Engineers seismic design team visited Holland Middle School last fall to discuss what the team does and show students how to build gumdrop towers. They left feeling inspired.
From November 9-11, four students from the revamped AGC club representing the University at Buffalo earned second place in the 34th Annual Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region 1 Competition.
All nuclear power plants are required to have a significant level of resistance to the effects of earthquake shaking, but the safety-grade nuclear equipment is generally large and routinely custom-made for each nuclear plant. Whittaker’s team will simplify plant design and standardize the equipment to drive down cost and speed construction.
At the 2023 Modeling and Simulation (MODSIM) World 2023 Conference in Norfolk, Virginia, ISTL Director Kevin Hulme, PhD, and his team of transportation engineering researchers presented their findings in the application of different video game engine simulations to enhance transportation research.
Traffic incidents have significant negative impacts on the safety and efficiency of overall transportation system performance. The transportation community has consistently strive to improve the transportation incident management process. This project demonstrates the ability of the NYSDOT, GDIT and IIMS to improve traffic incident management.
Researchers in the structural engineering, mechanics and materials group enhance community resiliency to earthquakes, develop design guidelines for buildings and other structures, and conduct vital research in various emerging areas such as wind, fire and materials engineering.
Research in geosystems engineering addresses computational geomechanics, deep foundations, ground improvement, seismic response of soils, liquefaction, and retrofit of foundations, dams, slopes, and retaining walls.
Research in environmental engineering seeks to better understand the physical, chemical, and biological processes that influence the health of our environment and to pursue innovative solutions for its protection. Researchers in this area also focus on engineering sustainability.