Structural Engineering is the discipline involved with the analysis and design of load carrying structural components and systems. The applications of structural engineering include:
- Pipelines, and
- Structures of numerous proportions.
Structural engineers determine the forces that elements of the structure must resist, select the materials and dimensions so that the structure will safely withstand those forces.
Our Structural Engineering Group at the University of Alberta is composed of multiple researchers in a variety of fields.
Our research includes analytical and experimental work in a variety of structural engineering applications. On the materials side, our researchers are experts in:
- Reinforced Concrete,
- Steel, and
- Structural Biological Materials (bones and joints).
On the experimental side, our testing labs have the capacity and expertise to conduct masonry, steel, and structural biological materials (bones and joints).
On the experimental side, our testing labs have the capacity and expertise to conduct a variety of small scale and large scale tests. On the large scale side, our testing labs have expertise in conducting experiments on relatively large steel and concrete structural components. On the small scale side, we have the expertise and experience in small scale material mechanical characterization of various structural and biological applications.
We have a wide range of structural engineering applications including steel and reinforced concrete structures, large diameter pipelines, structural material characterization, and biomechanics. We have a diverse group of researchers that complement each other conducting experimental, analytical, and numerical structural engineering research.