Dr. Sadek has extensive experience in finite element modeling and computer simulation of linear and nonlinear, static and dynamic structural response, particularly for structures subjected to seismic, wind, impact, and other extreme loads. He also has experience in experimental work, having performed structural testing on seismic isolation units and wood-frame housing. His research specialties include mitigation of progressive structural collapse, structural dynamics and earthquake engineering, active and passive structural control, and wind engineering and structural reliability.
Dr. Sadek has worked extensively in the field of structural control, and has developed control algorithms for active and hybrid control of structures, as well as methods for the analysis and design of structures with damping devices. His contributions to wind engineering research include: database-assisted…
10 October 2004
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