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Research, Teaching & Interests

News:
+ New NSF award for development and dissemination of teaching materials for structural art (Fall 2014)
+ Papers accepted on steel foam structural components (40 in pubs list) and Analysis of offshore wind turbines (39 in pubs list)
+ Paper accepted on fragility analysis of trees (38 in pubs list)
+ Paper on stationarity of offshore wind records (36 in pubs list)
+ Paper accepted on void structure of parallel strand lumber (37 in pubs list)
+ Mass. Clean Energy Center awards wind energy funding (fall 2013)
+ Paper accepted on dynamics of trees (fall 2013)
+ Paper accepted on soil-structure interaction for monopiles (fall 2013)
+ Kai Wei joins wind energy research team (fall 2013)
+ Papers and talks presented at ICOSSAR '13 conference and EMI '13 conference (summer 2013)
+ NSF awards grant: Collaborative Research: GOALI: Advancing System Reliability with Application to Light-Framed Structures (spring 2013)
+ Prof. Arwade gives lectures at Univ. Perugia, Florence, and Surrey (UK) while on sabbatical (spring 2013)
+ Wystan Carswell receives prize at NE Geotech symposium (11/12)
+ NSF awards grant to study hurricane risk to offshore wind turbines (9/12)
+ Prof. Arwade returns from trip to Switzerland with bridge and buildings pics (6/12).
+ Wikipedia article on structural art published (1/12)


Research Group (Fall 2014): 
Prof. Arwade, Wystan Carswell (PhD), Yibing Xiang (postdoc), Kai Wei (postdoc), Ignacio Cetrangolo (undergrad) Alumni: Hernan Pinto (Postdoc, 2009-2010); Alireza Amini (Ph.D. 2012); Mohammadreza Moradi (Ph.D. 2011); Mohamad Krem (Ph.D. 2012); Brooks Smith (M.S. 2012); Sean Kelton (M.S. 2009); Patrick Veale (M.S. 2009); Russell Winans (M.S. 2008); Libin Tan (Ph.D. 2008, Johns Hopkins); Arghavan Louhghalam (M.S. 2007, Johns Hopkins); Xiulin Sun (M.C.E. 2005, Johns Hopkins); Mitesh Popat (M.S. 2004, Johns Hopkins);   

Research Interests: Probabilistic mechanics; material mechanics; historic structures; structural reliability; computational solid mechanics; structural aspects of wind energy development, structural design of green buildings.

Research Projects:
9. Collaborative Research: Advancing the Dissemination of the Creative Art of Structural/Civil Engineering (NSF, current)
8.  GOALI/Collaborative Research: Advancing System Reliability with Application to Light-Framed Structures (NSF, current)
7. Reliability-based Hurricane Risk Assessment for Offshore Wind Farms (NSF, current) with Andy Myers and Jerry Hajjar of Northeastern
6. UMass wind energy
IGERT (NSF, current)
5. Reconfiguring steel structures: energy dissipation and buckling mitigation through the use of steel foams (NSF, current)
4.
Modeling the design limit states of structural composite lumber (NSF, current) 3. Adaptive use of historic truss bridges for civil engineering education (NSF, completed), press release
2. Preliminary experiments on the structural application of metal foam (UMass, completed)  
1. A framework for microstructural design using Bayesian classifiers (NSF, completed)


Teaching:
Current:   CEE 630 Advanced Solid Mechanics; CEE 615 Probabilistic Methods in Structural Mechanics

Previous:  CEE 211 Perspectives on the Evolution of Structures; CEE/MIE 605 Finite Element Analysis CEE 331 Structural Analysis CE 560.445 Advanced Structural Analysis; CE 560.729 Structural Mechanics; CE 560.141 Perspectives on the Evolution of Structures; CE 560.786 Structural ReliabilityCE 560.728 Stochastic Micromechanics; CEE 693B Seminar;   

Links/Interests:
Structural Art
A guide to the structures of Western Mass.
Stresses in deck-stiffened arches. notes, poster
Rubber bridge models. notes
Isler shell models
Isler-inspired ice shells
Online database of structures, structurae.net
The solar chimney. Schlaich's conception, Enviromission, wikipedia entry

Journal Publications:

40. Moradi* M, Arwade SR “Improving Buckling Response of the Square Steel Tube by Using Steel Foam” Structural Engineering and Mechanics (in press)
39. Wei K, Arwade SR, Myers AT “Incremental wind-wave analysis of the structural capacity of offshore wind turbine support structures under extreme loading” Engineering Structures (in press)
38. Ciftci* C, Arwade SR, Kane B, Brena SF “An approach to fragility analysis for open-grown trees during wind storms ” Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics (in press)
37. Amini* A, Arwade SR, Clouston PL, Rattanaserikiat* S “Characterization and Probabilistic Modeling of the Mesostructure of Parallel Strand Lumber” Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (in press)
36. Arwade SR, Gioffre M “Validity of stationary probabilistic models for wind speed records of varying duration” Renewable Energy (in press)
35. Yang* Z, Clouston PL, Arwade SR “Torsional Shear Strength and Size Effect in Eastern Species Laminated Veneer Lumber” ASTM Advances in Civil Engineering Materials (in press).
34. Teferra K, Arwade SR, Deodatis G “Generalized variability response functions for two-dimensional elasticity problems” Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering (in press)
33. Ciftci* C, Kane B, Brena SF, Arwade SR “Loss in moment capacity of tree stems induced by decay” Trees–Structure and Function (in press)
32. Carswell* W, Arwade SR, DeGroot DJ, Lackner MA “Soil-Structure Reliability of Offshore Wind Turbine Monopile Foundations” Wind Energy (in press)
31. Szyniszewski S, Smith* BH, Hajjar JF, Schafer BW, Arwade SR “The mechanical properties of a sintered, hollow sphere, steel foam” Materials & Design 54:1083-1094 (2013) (pdf)
30. Ciftci* C, Brena SF, Kane B, Arwade SR. Effects of Aerial Architecture on Dynamic Behavior of Trees: Understanding the Relationship between branches and stem. Trees DOI 10.1007/s00468-013-0867-z (2013) (pdf erratum)
29. Krem* M, Hoque ST, Arwade SR, Bren ̃a SF “Structural configuration and building energy performance.” Journal of Architectural Engineering 19:29-40 (2013) (pdf)
28. Smith* BH, Szyniszewski S, Hajjar JF, Schafer BW, Arwade SR “Characterization of steel foams for structural components.” Metals 2:399-410 doi:10.3390/met2040399 (2012) (pdf)
27. Teferra* K, Arwade SR, Deodatis G “Stochastic variability of effective properties via the generalized variability response function.” Computers and Structures 110-111:107-115 (2012) (pdf)
26. Moradi* M, Arwade SR, Schafer BW “Computational evaluation of limit states of thin-walled channels made from steel foam.” Thin Walled Structures 62:206-214 (2013) (pdf)
25. Smith* BH, Szyniszewski S, Hajjar JF, Schafer BW, Arwade SR “A review of steel foam processing, properties, and applications.” Journal of Constructional Steel Research 71:1-10 (2012) (
pdf)
24. Szyniszewski S, Smith* BH, Hajjar JF, Arwade SR, Schafer BW “Local buckling strength of steel foam sandwich panels.” Thin-Walled Structures 59:11-19 (2012) (
pdf)
23. Mahdavi* M, Clouston PL, Arwade SR “A low-technology approach toward development of laminated bamboo lumber.” Construction and Building Materials 29:257-262 (2012) (
pdf)
22. Pinto H, Arwade SR, Veale* P “Response of open cell aluminum foams to fully reversed cyclic loading.” ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics 137:911-918 (2012) (
pdf)
21. Pinto H, Arwade SR “A statistical model for the fatigue life of aluminum closed cell foams.” Fatigue and Fracture in Engineering Materials and Structures DOI 10.1111/j.1460-2695.2011.01591.x (2011) (
pdf)
20. Krupka* MT, Arwade SR, Clouston PL “Length effects in tensile strength in the orthogonal directions of structural composite lumber.” ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation 39: DOI 10.1520/JTE103261(2011) (
pdf)
19. Arwade SR, Lackner M, Grigoriu M “Probabilistic models for wind turbine and wind farm performance.” Journal of Solar Energy Engineering 133:10.1115/1.4004273. (2011) (
pdf)
18. Mahdavi* M, Clouston PL, Arwade SR "Development of laminated bamboo lumber: a review of processing, performance, and economical considerations." Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering 23:1036-1042 (pdf)
17. Arwade SR, Deodatis G "Variability response functions for effective material properties." Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics 26:174-181 (2010) (pdf)
16. Kelton*, S. L., Arwade, S. R., Lutenegger, A. J. "Variability of the mechanical properties of wrought iron from historic American truss bridges." ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering 23:638-647 (pdf
15. Arwade, S. R., Winans*, R., & Clouston, P. L. "Variability of the compressive strength of Parallel Strand Lumber." Journal of Engineering Mechanics. 136:405-412 (2010) (pdf)
14. Arwade, S. R., Moradi*, M., Louhghalam*, A. "Variance decomposition and global sensitivity  for structural systems," Engineering Structures 32:1-10 (2010) (pdf)
13. Louhghalam*, A, & Arwade, S. R. “Prediction of incipient damage sites in composites using classifiers.” International Journal of Damage Mechanics 19:233-260 (2010) (
pdf)
12. Arwade, S. R., Clouston, P. L., & Winans*, R. “Measurement and stochastic computational modeling of the elastic properties of parallel strand lumber,” Journal of Engineering Mechanics. 135:897-905 (2009) (
pdf)
11. Dorgan*, K. M., Arwade, S. R., & Jumars, P. A. “Worms as wedges: Effects of sediment mechanics on burrowing behavior.” Journal of Marine Research. 66:219-254 (2008) (
pdf)
10. Arwade, S. R. & Popat*, M. “Statistics of simulated intergranular cracks.” Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics. Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics 24:117-127 (2009) (
pdf)
9. Tan*, L. & Arwade, S. R. “Response classification of simple polycrystalline microstructures.” Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. 197:1397-1409 (2008) (
pdf)
8. Dorgan*, K. M., Arwade, S. R., & Jumars, P. A. “Burrowing in marine muds by crack propagation: kinematics and forces.” Journal of Experimental Biology. 210(23):4198-4212 (2007) (
pdf)
7. Liu*, H., Arwade, S. R., & Igusa, T. “Random composites classification and damage estimation using Bayesian classifiers.” ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics. 133(2):129-140 (2007) (
pdf)
6. Arwade, S. R., Ariston*, L., & Lydigsen*, T. “Structural behavior of the Bollman truss bridge at Savage, Maryland.” Association for Preservation Technology Bul letin. 37(1):27-36 (2006) (
pdf)
5. Ferrante*, F., Arwade, S. R., & Graham-Brady, L. “A non-stationary translation field model for composite microstructure.” Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics. 20(3):215-228 (2005) (
pdf)
4. Arwade, S. R. “Translation vectors with non-identically distributed components.” Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics. 20(2):158-167 (2005) (
pdf)
3. Arwade, S. R., & Grigoriu, M “Characterization and modelling of random polycrystalline microstructrues with application to intergranular fracture.” ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics. 130(9):997-1006 (2004) (
pdf)
2. Arwade, S. R. & Grigoriu, M. “The ODF of kinematically determined planar polycrystals subject to random deformation.” Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics. 18(4):289-299 (2003) (
pdf)
1. Grigoriu, M, Ditlevsen, O. & Arwade, S. R. “A Monte Carlo simulation model for stationary non-Gaussian processes.” Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics. 18(1): 87-95 (2003) (
pdf)  
* student co-author