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Ahsan Kareem

Ahsan Kareem

Robert M Moran Professor of Engineering

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences

Robert M Moran Professor of Engineering
College of Engineering

Email: kareem@nd.edu

Phone: 574-631-6648

Office: 156C Fitzpatrick Hall

Biography

Ahsan Kareem is the Robert M. Moran Professor of Engineering and the Director of the NatHaz Modeling Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame.  He is elected President of the International Association for Wind Engineering (IAWE). He has been awarded numerous honors, including the Presidential Young Investigator Award from the White House Office of Science and Technology. A recipient of ASCE’s: Masanobu Shinozuka Medal, Theodore von Karman Medal, James Croes Medal, Robert H. Scanlan Medal and Jack E. Cermak Medal and State-of-the-Art Award, inducted to the Offshore Technology Conference Hall of Fame and Distinguished Member of ASCE; Alan G. Davenport Medal of IAWE; Distinguished Research Award of IASSAR (Int’l Assoc. for Structural. Safety and Reliability); the University of Notre Dame. He has served as a High-End Foreign Expert at Tongji University and delivered 2013 Scruton Lecturer at the Institute of Civil Engineers, London, UK. He has been appointed Honorary Professor at several universities overseas, serves on the Editorial Board of several international journals including Engineering by the Chinese Academy of Engineering and has recently co-authored two books. He is an elected Member of the US National Academy of Engineering and a Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering.  

Publications

Hu, Liang, Xu, Zhifeng, Xu, You-Lin, Li, Li, A,  Kareem, A., “Error Analysis of Spatially-Varying Seismic Ground Motion Simulation by Spectral Representation Method”, Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, in press, 2017.

Liuliu Peng, Guoqing Huang, Xinzhong Chen, and Ahsan Kareem,  “Simulation of Multivariate Nonstationary Wind Velocity Process: Hybrid of Stochastic Wave and Proper Orthogonal Decomposition.” Journal of Engineering Mechanics , ASCE, in press, 2017.

Zhao, L., Ge, Y., Kareem, A., “Fluctuating Wind Pressure Distribution Around Full-Scale Cooling Towers,” Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, in press, 2017.

Bobby, S., Spence, S.M.J., Kareem, A. “Reliability-Based Topology Optimization of Uncertain Building Systems Subject to Stochastic Excitation,” Structural Safety, in press, 2017.

Wei, D., Spence, S.M.J., Kareem, A. “Turbulence Model Verification and Validation in an Open Source Environment.”, Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, in press, 2017.

Rathje, E. M, Dawson, C., Padgett, J.E.,  Pinelli, J-P, Stanzione, D.,  Adair, A., Arduino, P. Brandenberg, S.J., Cockerill, T., Dey, C., Esteva, E., Haan Jr., F. L., Hanlon, M., Kareem, A., Lowes, L., Mock, S., and Mosqueda, G.,  “DesignSafe: A New Cyberinfrastructure for Natural Hazards Engineering,” Natural Hazards Review, ASCE, in press, 2017.                           

Spence, S.M.J., Gioffrè, M., Kareem, A., “An Efficient Framework for the Reliability-Based Design Optimization of Large-Scale Uncertain and Stochastic Linear Systems”, Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, 44, 174–182, 2016.

Chen, B., Wu, T., Yang, Y., Yang, Q., Li, Q. and Kareem, A.,  “Wind Effects on A Cable-Suspended Roof: Full-Scale Measurements and Wind Tunnel Based Predictions”  Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 155, 159-173, 2016.

Yin, C., Wu, T. and Kareem, A., “Synthetic Turbulence: A Wavelet-based Simulation,” Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, 45, 177-187, 2016.

Wang, H., Wu, T., Tao, T., Li, A. and Kareem, A., “Measurements and Analysis of Non-stationary Wind Characteristics at Sutong Bridge in Typhoon Damrey,”  Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 151, 100-106, 2016.

Yin, C. and Kareem, A., “Computaion of Failure Probability via Hieraricl Clustering,” Structural Safety, 61, 67-77, 2016.

Song, J., Tse, K. T., Tamura, Y., Kareem, A., “Aerodynamics of Closely Spaced Buildings: With Application to Linked Buildings,” Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics,, 149, 1-16, 2016.

Tabbuso, P., Spence, S.M.J., Palizzolo, L., Pirrotta, A., Kareem, A., “An Efficient Frameweok for the Elasto-Plastic Reliability Assessment of Unceratin Wind Excited Systems,” Structural Safety, 58,  69-78, 2016.

Bobby, S., Spence, S.M.J., Kareem, A.,“Data-Driven Performance-Based Topology Optimization of Uncertain Wind-Excited Tall Buildings,” Journal of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 54(6), 1379–1402, 2016.

Wang, H, Wu, T., Tao, T., Li A., Kareem, A., “ Measurements and Analysis of Non-Staionary Wind Characteristics at Sutong Bridge in Typhoon Damrey,” Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics,151 100-106, 2016.

Ma, X, Xu, FR., Kareem, A., “Estimation of Surface Pressure Extremes: Hybrid Data and Simulation-Based Approach,” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0001127, 2016.

Liuliu Peng, Guoqing Huang, Ahsan Kareem and Yongle Li,  “An Efficient Space-Time Based Simulation Approach of Wind Velocity Field with Embedded Conditional Interpolation for Unevenly Spaced Locations.” Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, 43, 156-168, 2016.

Guoqing Huang, Yanwen Su, Ahsan Kareem and Haili Liao, “Time-frequency analysis of non-stationary processes based on multivariate empirical mode decomposition.” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, 142(1), 04015065, 2016.           

Guo, Y., and Kareem, A. “Non-stationary frequency domain system identification using time–frequency representations”, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 72-73, 712-726, 2016.

Guo, Y., Kareem A., “System Identification of Nonstationary Data using Time-Frequency Blind Source Separation,” Journal of Sound & Vibration , 371, 110-131, 2016.

Kwon, D-K, Kareem, A., Tamura, Y., “A Prototype On-Line Database- Enabled Design Framework for Wind Analysis/Design of Low-Rise Buildings, Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering, DOI 10.1007/s11709-015-0329-3, 2016

Staffelbach, M, Sempolinski, P., Kijewski-Correa, T., Tahin, D., Kareem, A., Wei, D, Madey, G., “Lessons Learned from Crowdsourcing Complex Engineering tasks,” PLOS One, 10(9):e0134978. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0134978, 2016.

Semppolinski, P., Thain, D., Wei, Z., Kareem, A., “ Adapting Collaborative Software Development Techniques to Structural Engineering," Computing in Science and Engineering, Vol. 17, No. 5,  pp 2-9, 2015.

Li, Lixiao, Kareem, A., Xiao, Yiqing, Song Lili, Zhou, Chaoying, “A comparative study of field measurements of the turbulence characteristics of typhoon and hurricane winds,” Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 140, 49-66, 2015.

Hwang, J-S, Lee, S-H and Kareem, A., “ Estimation of Modal Masses of a Structure with a Mass-Type Device,” Engineering Structures,  99, 149-156, 2015.

Xu, F., Wu, T., Yong, Y., Kareem, A., “On the Higher-Order Self Excited Drag Forces on Bridge Decks,” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0001036, 2015.

Haan, F., Wu, T., Kareem, A., “Correlation Structure of Pressure Field and Integrated Forces on an Oscilating Prism in Turbulent Flows,” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0001058, 2015

Guo, Y., Kwon, D-K, Kareem, A., “A Near Real-Time Hybrid System Identification Framework for Civil Structures and Its Application to Burj Khalifa,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 04015132, 2015.

Huang, G., Su, Y., Kareem, A., Liao, H., “Time-Frequency Analysis of Non-Stationary  Processes Based on Multi-Variate Empirical Mode Decomposition,” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE,  04015065.   (10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0000975, 2015.

Bernardini, E., Spence, S.M.J., Wei, D. and Kareem, A., “Aerodynamic Shape Optimization of Civil Structures: a Kriging-Assisted CFD-Based Approach”, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, , 144, 154-164, 2015

Guo, Y. Kareem, A., “System Identfication through Nonstationary Response: A Wavelet and Transformed Singular Value Decomposition Based Approach,” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, 141.04015013, 2015.

Li, L., Kareem, A., Hunt, J., Xiao, Y., Zhou, C., Song, L., “Turbulence Spectra for Boundary-Layer Winds in Tropical Cyclones: A Conceptual Framework and Field Measurements at Coastlines, Boundary-Layer Meteorology, Vol. 154 (2), 243-263, 2015

Wu, T. and Kareem, A., “A Low-Dimensional Model for Nonlinear Bluff-Body     Aerodynamics: A Peeling-An-Onion Analogy,” Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 146, 128-138, 2015.

Wu, T. and Kareem, A., “A Nonlinear Analysis Framework for Bluff-Body Aerodynamics: A Volterra Representation of the Solution of Navier-Stokes Equations.” Journal of Fluids and Structures, 54, 479-502, 2015.

Kareem, A. and Wu, T., 2015. Changing Dynamic of Bridge Aerodynamics. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Structures and Buildings, 168(2), 94-106, 2015.

Wu, T. and Kareem, A., “A Nonlinear Analysis Framework of Bluff-Body   Aerodynamics: Solution to Navier-Stokes Equations Using Volterra Theory,” Fluids and Structures, Doi: 10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2014.12.005, 2015.

Bernardini, E., Spence, S.M.J., Kwon, D.K. and Kareem, A. “Performance-Based Design of High-Rise Buildings for Occupant Comfort,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 141(10), 04014244-1, 2015.

Kwon, D.K., Spence, S.M.J. and Kareem, A. “Performance Evaluation of Database-Enabled Design Frameworks for the Preliminary Design of Tall Buildings.” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 141(10) 04014242-1, 2014

Spence, S.M.J. and Kareem, A., “Performance-Based Design and Optimization of Uncertain Wind-Excited Dynamic Building Systems,” Engineering Structures, 78, 133-144, 2014.

Kozmar, H., Butler, K., Kareem, A., “Downslope Gusty Wind Loading on Vehicles on Bridges,” Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, DOI: 10.1001 (ASCE) BE 1943-5592.0000748, 2014

Wang, H, Tao, T., Zhou, R., Hua, X., Kareem, A., “Parameter Sensitivity Study on Flutter Stability of a Long-span Triple Tower Suspension Bridge,” Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics,, 128, 12-21, 2014.

Kareem, A. and Wu, T., Changing Dynamic of Bridge Aerodynamics. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Structures and Buildings, Vol. 168 (1), 94-106, 2014.

Wang H., Tao T., Zhou R., Hua X., Kareem A., “Parameter Sensitivity Study on Flutter   Stability of a Long-Span Triple-Tower Suspension Bridge,” Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Vol. 128, Issue 03, 2014, 

Thomas, J., Kareem, A., Bowyer, K. W., “Automated Post Storm Damage Classification of Low-Rise Building Roofing System Using High-Resolution Aerial Imagery,” Transactions of IEEE: Geosciences and Remote Sensing, 52 970 3851-3861, 2014.

Xu, Y., Hu, L., and Kareem, “A. Conditional Simulation of Non-Stationary Fluctuating Wind Speeds for Long-Span Bridges,” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, Vol. 140, No. 1, 61-73, 2014

McCullough, M., Kwon, D.K., Kareem, A., & Wang, L.. Efficacy of Averaging Interval for Non-Stationary Winds. Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, Vol. 140, No. 1, 1-19, 2014.

Carassale, L. and Kareem, A., “Synthesis of Multi-variate Volterra Systems by a Topological Assemblage Scheme,” Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics,  2014.

Kwon, D. and Kareem, A., "Revisiting Gust Averaging Time and Gust Effect Factor in ASCE 7." Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001102, 06014004, 2014.

Wei, D., Spence, S.M.J., Kareem, A., Jemcov, A., “A Boundary Motion Centered Dynamic Mesh Approach for Estimating Wind Effects on Structures with Deformable Boundaries”, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics,, Vol. 126, 118-131, 2014.

Wang, L., McCullough, M., & Kareem, A.. Modeling and Simulation of Non-Stationary Processes Utilizing Wavelet and Hilbert Transforms. Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE. Vol 140, No. 2, 345-360, 2014.

Wu, T. and Kareem, A., "Revisiting Convolution Scheme in Bridge Aerodynamics: A Comparison of Step and Impulse Response Functions". Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, 140(5), 0401400810.1061, 2014.

Bobby, S., Spence, S.M.J., Bernardini, E., Kareem, A., “Performance-Based Topology Optimization for Wind-Excited Tall Buildings: A Framework,” Engineering Structures, Vol. 74, 242-255, 2014.

Carassale, L., Wu, T. and Kareem, A., “Non-Linear Aerodynamic and Aeroelastic Analysis of Bridges: A Frequency Domain Approach,” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, 10.1061/ (ASCE) 140(8), 2014.

Yang, Y., Wu, T., Ge, Y. and Kareem, A., “Aerodynamic Stabilization Mechanism of a Twin Box Girder with Various Slot Widths.” ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000645, 04014067, 2014.http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.000089, 2014.

Spence, S., Kareem A., “Tall Buildings and Damping: A Concept-Based Data-Driven Model”, Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 140, No. 5, 2014.

Spence, S.M.J., Bernardini, E., Guo, Y., Kareem, A., Gioffrè, M., “Natural Frequency Coalescing and Amplitude Dependent Damping in the Wind-Excited Response of Tall Buildings”, Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 35, 108-117, 2014.

Chen, X., Kwon, D., Kareem, A., "High Frequency Force Balance Technique for Tall Buildings: A Critical Review and Some New Insights," Wind and Structures, 18(4), 391-422, 2014.

McCullough, M., Kareem, A., Donahue, A., & Westerink, J.. Structural damage under multiple hazards in coastal environments. Journal of Disaster Research Special Issue on Wind Disasters, Vol. 8, No. 6, 1042-1051, 2013.

Kwon, D-K, Kareem, A., “A Multiple Database-Enabled Design Module with Embedded Features of International Codes and satndards,”  International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, CTBUH, Vol 2, No. 3,  257-269, 2013.

Kijewski-Corrrea, Kareem, A., Guo, Y., Bashor, R., and Weigandm, T., “Performance of Tall Buildings in Urban Zones: Lessons Learned from a Decade of Full-Scale Monitoring,” International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, CTBUH, Vol. 2, No. 3,179-192, 2013.  

Kareem, A., Spence, S.M.J., Bernardini, E., Bobby, S., Wei, D. (2013), “From Concept to Detail: Innovative Strategies for the Optimum Design of Tall Buildings”, CTBUH Journal October, 2013.

Wu, T. and Kareem, A., “Bridge Aerodynamics and Aeroelasticity: A Comparison of Modeling Schemes,” Journal of Fluids and Structures, 43, 347-370, 2013.  

Spence S.M.J., Kareem A., Data-Enabled Design and Optimization (DEDOpt): Tall Steel Building Frameworks, Computers & Structures, Vol. 129, No. 12, 134-147, 2013.

Wu, T. and Kareem, A., "Simulation of Nonlinear Bridge Aerodynamics: A Sparse Third-order Volterra Model", Journal of Sound and Vibration, 10.1016/j.jsv.2013.09.003 , 2013.

Wu, T. and Kareem, A., "A Nonlinear Convolution Scheme to Simulate Bridge Aerodynamics". Computers & Structures, 128, 259-271, 2013.

Wu, T., Kareem, A. and Ge, Y., “Linear and Nonlinear Aeroelastic Analysis Frameworks for Cable-Supported Bridges”. Nonlinear Dynamics, 74(3), 487-516, 2013.

Wu, T. and Kareem, A., 2013. Vortex-Induced Vibration of Bridge Decks: A Volterra Series Based Model. ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 139,12,1831-1843, 2013.

Wang, L., McCullough, M., & Kareem, A. A Data-Driven Approach for Simulation of Full-Scale Downburst Wind Speeds. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics. 123, 171-190, 2013.

McCullough, M., & Kareem, A.. Testing Stationarity with Wavelet Based Surrogates. Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, 139(2): 200-209, 2013.

Wu, T. and Kareem, A. “Aerodynamics and Aeroelasticity of Cable- Supported Bridges: Identification of Nonlinear Features” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 139 (12) 1886-1893, 2013.

Thomas, J., Kareem, A., Bowyer, K., “Reliability of High Resolution Aerial Imagery for the Fine-Grained Post-Hurricane Damage Classification,” IEEE Transactions on Geosciences and Remote Sensing, Vol. 52 (70), 2013.

Bernardini, E., Spence, S.M.J., Kareem, A., “A Probabilistic Approach for the Full Response Estimation of Tall Buildings with 3D modes using the HFBB,” Structural Safety, 44: 91-101, 2013.

Kwon, D-K, Kareem, A., “Comparative Study of Major international Wind Codes and Standards for Wind Effects on Tall Buildings,” Engineering Structures, Elsevier, 51, 23-35, 2013.

Kwon, D-K, Kareem, A., “Generalized Gust-front Factor: A Computational Framework for Wind Load Effects,” Engineering Structures, Elsevier, 48, 635-644, 2013.

Kijewski-Correa, T., Kwon, D. K., Kareem, A., Bentz, A., Guo, Y. Bobby, S. Abdelrazaq, A., “SmartSync: An Integrated Real-Time Structural Health Monitoring and Structural Identification System for Tall Buildings,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 139(10), 1675-1687, 2013.

Yu, D., Butler, K., Kareem, A., “Simulation of the Influence of Aspect ratio on the Aerodynamics of Rectangular Prisms,” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, 139 (4), 429-438, 2013.

Wu, T., Kareem, A. and Li, S., 2013. On the Excitation Mechanisms of Rain-Wind Induced Vibration of Cables: Unsteady and Hysteretic Nonlinear Features. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 122, 83-95,2013.

Kareem, A. and Wu, T., 2013. Wind-Induced Effects on Bluff Bodies in Turbulent Flows: Non-stationary, Non-Gaussian and Nonlinear Features. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 122,21-37,2013.

Li, S., Chen, Z., Wu, T. and Kareem, A., On the Rain-Wind Induced In-Plane and Out-of-Plane Vibrations of Stay Cables. ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 10.1061/(ASCE)EM.139 (12) 1688-1698, 2013.

Kozmar, H, Butler, K. and Kareem, A., “Transient Aerodynamic loads on Vehicles Induced by Cross-Wind Bora Gusts,” Journal of Wind and Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 111, 73-84, 2012.

Spence, S.M.J., Bernardini, E., Guo, Y., Kareem, A., Gioffrè, M., Servoli, G., “Analysis and Modeling of Natural Frequency Coalescing in the Dynamic Response of Tall Buildings”, Meccanica dei Materiali e delle Strutture, 1(3):1-8, 2012.

Wu, T. and Kareem, A., "An overview of vortex-induced vibration (VIV) of bridge decks", Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering, 2012,  6 (4): 335–347.

Bashor, R., Bobby, S., Kijewski-Correa, T., and Kareem, A., “Full-scale performance evaluation of tall buildings under wind,” Journal of Wind and Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, , 104-106,  88-97, 2012.

 Li, L., Xiao, Y., Kareem, A., and Song, L., “A Comparative Study of Wind Characteristics in Typhoons and Hurricanes Using Field Observations.”  Journal of Wind and Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 104-106, 565-576, 2012.

 Wu, T. and Kareem, A., “Modeling Hysteretic Nonlinear Behavior of Bridges Aerodynamics via Cellular Automata nested Neural Network,” Journal of Wind and Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 99, 4, 378-388, 2011.

 Kwon, D. K., Kareem, A., Butler, K., “Gust-Front Loading Effects on Wind Turbine Tower Systems,” Journal of Wind and Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 104-106, 109-115, 2012.

 Guo, Y. L., Kareem, A., Ni, Y. Q., and Liao, W. Y., “Performance Evaluation of Canton Tower under Winds based on Full-Scale Data,” Journal of Wind and Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 104-106,116-128, 2012.

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Summary of Activities/Interests

  • Real-time monitoring the response of tall buildings around the world including the world's tallest, Burj Khalifa (formerly Burj Dubai) and Guangzhou TV Tower and their condition assessment
  • Advanced analysis framework for the analysis of long-span cable-supported bridges, especially the nonlinear effects and influence of turbulence
  • Modeling of gust front winds and their effects on buildings and structures
  • Development and design of Aqua Sloshers (tunes liquid dampers) and other motion-mitigation devices and modeling of damping in structures
  • Development of cyber-based virtual collaborative research platforms, living laboratories; e.g., VORTEX-Winds and virtual organization for the reduction of toll of extreme winds on society
  • Automated damage assessment from satellite/aerial imagery
  • Crowd sourcing the design of civil infrastructure: tapping the wisdom of the crowd to facilitate engineering tasks from simple damage identification to the design of tall buildings through sharing of hardware, software and collaborative contributions of citizen engineers
  • Cyber-eye: Development of a cyber-center for national risk-assessment and decision-making dedicated to mitigating the impacts of hurricanes
  • ANN/Cellular automata and Volterra systems for modeling nonlinear aerodynamics
  • Regenerative buildings: energy harvesting from oscillating buildings and their components
  • Modeling of wind load effect on Wind Turbine
  • Modeling of non-stationarity and non-linearity in engineering systems
  • Characterization of extreme winds, e.g., hurricanes utilizing emerging tools
  • Multi-hazard performance-based design and the potential impact of climate change

Research Specialties

Dynamic Wind Load Effects:
Developed prediction methods for evaluating the response of tall buildings; long-span cable-supported bridges; complaint offshore structures under extreme environments and service loads using computational fluid dynamics, laboratory scale wind tunnel experiments and full-scale studies

Dynamics/System Identification and Control:
Conducted research in a wide range of topics in the areas of dynamics, coupled systems, sloshing, deep-water offshore systems, nonlinear probabilistic mechanics; system identification; control; time-frequency analysis

Simulation/Computational Methods/System Identification:
Developed efficient simulation schemes for random vector processes: stationary/non-stationary; Gaussian/Non-Gaussian; Conditional/Un-Conditional utilizing spectral and time-series methods and wavelet transform; CFD; higher order analysis; ANN and cellular automata; automated damage assessment using aerial/satellite imagery

Uncertainty/Safety and Reliability/Risk Assessment:
Developed schemes for the propagation of uncertainty in damping, reliability analysis under winds and pdf of extreme response of nonlinear ocean platforms with applications

Codes/Standards e-Analysis and e-Design Technologies:
Developed improved provisions with implementation in current and past versions of ASCE Standard on Wind Loads and developed web-based e-analysis and e-design tools for promoting their usage in design practice, virtual organizations, collaborative research platforms and crowd sourcing the design of civil infrastructure

News

Wu and Kareem to Receive 2016 Alfred Noble Prize for Best Technical Paper

August 31, 2016

Teng Wu, assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at the University of Buffalo, and Ahsan Kareem, the Robert Moran Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, have been selected by the Joint Prize Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers to receive the 2016 Alfred Noble Prize.

Kareem Named Honorary Professor by China’s Central South University

June 30, 2016

The Robert Moran Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, Ahsan Kareem has been appointed an honorary professor in the School of Civil Engineering at Central South University in Changsha, Hunan Province, China.

Innovative Wind Turbine Tower Design Could Reduce Costs and Change Energy Landscape

June 15, 2016

Through a seed grant funded by ND Energy, the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame, researchers are working together to design a non-traditional structure for wind turbines that will both increase efficiencies and decrease energy costs.

Kareem Named Honorary Professor by China’s Central South University

June 1, 2016

The Robert Moran Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, Ahsan Kareem has been appointed an honorary professor in the School of Civil Engineering at Central South University in Changsha, Hunan Province, China.

Gibbs Wins “3 Minutes to Be Brilliant” Thesis Competition

April 11, 2016

Maria Gibbs, a graduate student in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, won the Notre Dame Three Minute Thesis 2016 competition.