Contact Information

Asadul Chowdhury, Ph.D.
(210) 522-5151
achowdhury@swri.org

Structural Engineering

Image: Finite element modeling of drip shield and waste package

Finite element modeling of drip shield and waste package


Image: SwRI engineers study the impact of a simulated aircraft crash on reinforced concrete shear wall. Image: SwRI engineers study the impact of a simulated aircraft crash on reinforced concrete shear wall.

SwRI engineers study the impact of a simulated aircraft crash on reinforced concrete shear wall.

A variety of structural analyses are conducted by engineers at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), encompassing civil and mechanical structures and solutions in the following specialized areas:

  • Seismic analysis of steel and reinforced concrete structures
    • Soil-structure interaction analysis
    • Nonlinear dynamic time history analysis
    • Evaluation of seismic performance
    • Development of fragility curves for different limit states
    • Nonlinear static (pushover) analysis
  • Study of impact analysis of reinforced concrete walls
  • Evaluation of coupled mechanisms in nuclear-waste containers (e.g., effect of stress corrosion cracking on mechanical failure of the system)
  • Studies of nonlinear mechanical interaction between different alloy materials

Related Terminology

seismic analysis of steel  •  soil-structure interaction analysis  •  nonlinear dynamic time history analysis  • seismic performance evaluation  •  fragility curve development  •  nonlinear status analysis  • reinforced concrete wall impact analysis  •  stress corrosion cracking  •  mechanical failure  •  nonlinear mechanical studies  •  alloy material interaction

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04/15/14