Associate Professor
Engineering Technology

Michael Seek

102 Kaufman Hall
Norfolk, 23529

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, (2007)

M.S. in Civil Engineering: Structures, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, (2005)

B.S. in Civil Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, (1998)

Professional Engineer
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Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Seek, M. "IUSE/PFE:Red – Revolutionizing the Engineering Technology Department at Old Dominion University – Monarch Tech" $154,773. June 1, 2015 - May 31, 2020
Seek, M. "Direct strength prediction of pulins with paired torsion braces" $5,000. Other. March 1, 2017 - February 1, 2018
Seek, M. "Determination of Effective Standoff of Purlin to Sheathing Connections" $5,000. March 1, 2015 - March 1, 2016
Seek, M. "NFWF: Developing a Green Infrastructure Plan and Network for the Lafayette River Watershed (VA)" $60,000. 2015 -
Seek, M. "Advanced Single Axis Solar Tracking System for Enhanced Energy Generation" $7,500. June 16, 2014 - June 15, 2015
Seek, M. "MBMA Faculty Research Fellowship" $5,000. May 23, 2013 - May 23, 2015
Seek, M. "AGC VA Conference Travel Grant" $500. January 2015 -
Seek, M. "ODU/TCC Photovoltaic Research and Training Facility" $6,320. 2014 -
Seek, M. "ODU/TCC Photovoltaic Research and Training Facility" $40,000. 2014 -
Seek, M. "Aetna Wire Rope Analysis" $1,200. July 1, 2014 - November 13, 2014
Seek, M. "Structural Response to Static Load Test Surface Combatant Vessel" $3,500. June 27, 2014 - July 18, 2014
Seek, M. "AGC VA Conference Travel Grant" $500. January 2014 -
Seek, M. "Thermal Briding Solutions for Steel Structures" $6,000. May 20, 2013 - August 2, 2013

Research Interests

Finite element modeling and laboratory testing of cold-formed structures and systemso As cold-formed components become increasingly popular and structuresincreasingly optimized, products require testing to understand behavior,determine capacities and optimize efficiency. Seismic analysis/design/retrofit of buildingso Reinforcing existing structures for seismic demands in the eastern United States.o Performance based design Stacking tube designo seismic soil-structure interaction and unbalanced material pile Steel connection designo Seismic design and detailing of connectionso Connections for Hollow Structural Sectionso Connections to minimize thermal bridging Passive and active solar systemso Tools for designing, sizing and locating solar systemso Tools for quantifying the benefits of solar shading Sustainable Designo Development of energy effiecient detailso Integrated energy efficient structural componentso Green roof systems Blast performance of structureso Mine seal walls

Articles

Seek, M. (2009). Design Guide for Cold-Formed Steel Roof Framing Systems.
Seek, M. (2008). Lateral restraint forces in Z-section roof systems using the component stiffness method.

Conference Proceeding

Considine, C., Seek, M., Lester, J. and Dean, A. W. (2017). Green infrastructure training for veterans ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition.
Seek, M. (2014). Improvements to the Prediction of Brace Forces in Z-Purlin Roof Systems with Support +Third Point Torsion Bracing.
Seek, M. (2014). Strategies for Effective Online Course Development.
Seek, M. (2010). Review of AISI Design Guide for Cold-Formed Steel Roof Framing Systems.
Seek, M. (2008). Seismic Strength of Moment End-Plate Connections with Attached Concrete Slab.
Seek, M. (2007). Lateral Brace Froces in Single Span Z-Section Roof Systems with Interior Restraints Using the Component Stiffness Method.
Seek, M. (2006). Component Stiffness Method to Predict Lateral Restraint Forces in End Restrained Single Span Z-Section Supported Roof Systems with One Flange Attached to Sheathing.
Seek, M. (2005). Mechanics of Lateral Brace Forces in Z-Purlin Roof Systems.
Seek, M. (2004). Computer Modeling of Sloped Z-Purlin Supported to Predict Lateral Restraint Force Requirements.
Seek, M. (2004). Testing of the Lateral Restraint Force .

Presentations

Seek, M. (March 8, 2013). Cold Formed Steel Design for Secondary Framing Members. IMCA Simposio Internacional de Estructuras de Acero (International Symposium of Steel Structures) Guadalajara, Mexico.
Seek, M. (April , 2012). Cold Formed Steel Design for Secondary Building Framing Members North American Steel Construction Conference Dallas, TX.
(March , 2012). Design of End Plate Moment Connections for Seismic Design Moscow, ID.
Seek, M. (May , 2011). Cold Forming Steel for Secondary Building Framing Members Pittsburgh, PA.
Seek, M. (April , 2010). Nucor Building Systems Continuing Education Seminar AISI Design Guide for Cold-Forming Steel Roof Systems.
Seek, M. (November , 2008). Anchorage of Bracing for Purlin Roof Systems Under Gravity Load With Top Flange Connected to Metal Sheathing to the 2007 North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members NCI Continuing Education Seminar .
Seek, M. (February , 2007). Component Stiffness Method to Predict Lateral Restraint Forces Metal Building Manufacturers Association Researcher's Symposium .
Seek, M. (February , 2006). Prediction of the Lateral Force Requirements of Z-Section Roof Systems Metal Building Manufacturers Association Researcher's Symposium .
Seek, M. (February , 2005). Prediction of the Lateral Restraint Force Requirements of Z-Purlin Roof Systems Metal Building Manufacturers Association Researcher's Symposium .
Seek, M. (February , 2004). Experimental Determination of Lateral Restraint Forces for Z-Purlin Supported Through-Fastened and Standing Seam Roof Systems Metal Building Manufacturers Association Researcher's Symposium .
Seek, M. (February , 2003). Experimental Determination of Lateral Restraint Forces for Z-Purlin Supported Through-Fastened and Standing Seam Roof Systems Metal Building Manufacturers Association Researcher's Symposium .
  • 2011: 2nd Place, Faculty Advisor to Student Team for Portable Wind Turbine Capstone Project, Appalachian Ideas Conferences
  • 2010: Best Application of Principles of Sustainability, Faculty Advisor to Student Team for Johnson City Farmers Market Capstone Project, Appalachian Ideas Conference
  • 2005: Via Scholarship, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • 2004: MBMA Graduate Fellowship Award,
  • 2001: Pratt Fellowship , Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University