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Structural Engineering

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Faculty Contacts

Shahin NAYYERI AMIRI Ph.D., P.E.

    SENIOR LECTURER
    137 B KAUFMAN HALL
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4412
  • snayyeri@odu.edu

Duc Nguyen



Zia Razzaq

    PROFESSOR
    130A KAUFMAN HALL
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3762
  • zrazzaq@odu.edu



Lab Resources

The Structures/Earthquake Engineering Laboratory has a 5' x 4' shaking table, a reaction floor, a servo-controlled MTS dynamic testing system with actuator capacities varying from 500 lbs. to 100 kips, vibration shakers, long column and structural model testing frames, compression-tension testing machines, and high-speed data acquisition systems.


Research Highlights

Structural Engineering Research Laboratory

Experimental and theoretical behavior and strength of steel, concrete, wood, and FRP structural members and systems subjected to multiaxial static and dynamic loads, impact loads, and high temperature; retrofitting studies involving GFRP, CFRP, and BFRP materials; dynamic stability of structures; parallel computing methods for large structures; exploring effectiveness of innovative passive structural dampers. The Structural Engineering Research Laboratory (SERL) is equipped with reaction frames and equipment for conducting various structural investigations.