Facilities

Experiment Facilities

  • Polytec Scanning Laser VIbrometer
  • PZT Sensors and Actuators
  • Dytran Accelerometer 3030B4-4EA and 1 Power/Signal Conditioning Unit
  • PM1633 Embedded CPU Modules for Sensors
  • Projector for Lab Meeting Purpose
  • Video Camera for Recording Training and Research
  • Panasonic BL-C1A Wired Network IP Camera
  • NI PXI-4072B Dynamic Signal Analyzers
  • Dytran Accelerometers 3093B1-8EA
  • Vacuum Bagging Equipment for Manufacturing Composite Materials
  • Lion Eddy Current Probe and Driver
  • A NI USB DAQ 16 AI Channels
  • FOX embedded board LX832 and NETUS G20 A Complete Linux System
  • A LDS Electro-dynamic Shaker V408 and an Amplifier
  • Aluminum Load Frame for Dynamic Testing
  • Force Transducer PCB 208C02
  • Quanser Shake Table II and a three-story building structure
  • NI PXI/SCXI data acquisition system configured with high performance controller (PXI-8105), two PXI-4472B modules, a PXI-6259 multifunction I/O M series and various signal conditioning modules (SCXI-1540, SCXI-1520) for strain gages, LVDT and general voltage input
  • Wireless smart sensors: Two Imote2. Builder Kits, Two Classroom Kits and Imote2, MICA2, MicaZ sensors and programming/interface boards
  • APS Dynamics Electro-Seis Shaker, Wilcoxon seismic sensors, Extech dual tracking DC power supply and Briggs and Stratton power generator
  • 2 Triaxial capacitive accelerometers, 4 high sensitive accelerometers, 6 ICP microphones and power supplies, etc.

Computing Facilities and Software

  • High Performance Computer for Research: 24 Core CPUs, 64GB RAM, RedHat 5.5 Linux OS
  • 6 Desktop PCs and 1 Laptop for DAQ
  • Commercial Software: ABAQUS, ANSYS, ME‚ÄôScope, MS Visual Studio, Intel Visual Fortran
  • In-House Research Codes:
    • UMAT Code for J2 Plasticity Material Model (Combined Hardening Model)
    • A SelfSim Simulator (MATLAB + ABAQUS with UMAT)
    • A Self-OPTIM Simulator (MATLAB + ABAQUS with UMAT)
    • Fortran Codes for NANN (Nested Adaptive Artificial Neural Network) Neural Network Material Model
    • ABAQUS UMAT ANN Material Model
    • Codes of Steady State Genetic Algorithm-MGA for Optimization
    • FE Codes for higher-order laminated composite plates
    • A UMAT model for analysis of planar 2D reinforced concrete structures
    • FE Codes for 3D fully nonlinear static and dynamic analysis of beam and cable structure