The Structural Engineering group has a broad range of expertise and research interests.
Specific areas of research emphasis include:
- Behavior and design of structural wood components and systems
- Structural mechanics and finite element analysis
- Structural dynamics, earthquake engineering, and infrastructure improvement
- Structural reliability and probabilistic analysis and design
- Non-destructive evaluation of structural materials and systems
Design and Evaluation of Thin-Walled Hollow-Core Wood-Strand Sandwich Panels
Potential Use of Deformed Shank Nails as a Solution to Annoying Vibrations in Wood Floor Systems
Deck and porch floor lateral loading by occupants
Structural Assessment of Commercial Treehouse Connections
Panelized Wood Composite Assemblies for Sustainable Building Envelopes
A Pilot Supply Chain for Advanced Manufacture of CLT in the Pacific Northwest
Seismic Performance and Smart Health Monitoring of Concrete with Recycled Aggregates
The Natural Exposure Test (NET) facility, located on the Washington State University-Puyallup research campus (near Seattle), provides real-time monitoring of hygrothermal and thermal performance of building materials and systems subjected to the Pacific Northwest climate. Maximum test specimen size is 14-foot wide by 9-foot high (4.27m x 2.75m). Roof panels approximately 8-foot wide by 8-foot long (2.44m x 2.44m) can also evaluated.