ATLSS Engineering Research Center
at Lehigh University
Lehigh University’s Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems (ATLSS) Engineering Research Center, under the direction of Joseph T. Stuart Professor of Structural Engineering Richard Sause, Ph.D., P.E, is a national center for research and education on structures and materials of the infrastructure. We welcome you to learn more about the Center, including its people, projects, programs, and educational opportunities, and how the Center can be of benefit to you or your organization.
"How do ASCE members encourage policy makers and the engineering community to take the long view rather than focus on the upfront sticker price?"
That's a question Dr. Dan M. Frangopol, the Fazlur R. Khan Endowed Chair of Structural Engineering and Architecture, posed to fellow educators and industry leaders in civil engineering at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) annual convention in New York City this fall. It's also a question that's propelled him to the forefront of a critically important area of study and practice within the civil engineering community.
The American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) recently awarded Lehigh's Dan M. Frangopol, the Fazlur Rahman Khan Endowed Chair of Structural Engineering and Architecture and professor of structural engineering, with its prestigious Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) award for lifetime achievement in civil engineering education.
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Lehigh University’s NHERI Experimental Facility will be hosting a 1-day Research Workshop on Monday, November 9th at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. The objectives of the workshop are:
Lehigh has received a highly competitive grant of $5 million to participate in a national initiative aimed at improving the resiliency and sustainability of the civil infrastructure to better withstand the effects of earthquakes and other natural hazards.
The five-year award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will support the operation and maintenance to perform research using the unique experimental facilities located in Lehigh's ATLSS (Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems) Research Center.
The award is being made through NSF's $40 million Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) program, which was launched today.
NHERI will support a network of state-of-the-art shared-use research facilities at seven U.S. universities that will evaluate the performance of engineering designs and materials during earthquakes, hurricanes and other storms, tsunamis, landslides and other disasters.
This project aims to develop integrated maintenance-monitoring-management systems for highway bridge infrastructure at both project-level and network-level, based on simulated and monitored time-dependent bridge health as well as reliability and life-cycle cost analyses.
This project is investigating a family of innovative self-centering (SC) steel frame systems with the potential to withstand the currently accepted design basis earthquake (DBE) for buildings without damage.