Geotechnical Engineering

Deep Foundations

Ralph J. Hodek

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

906-487-2797
rjhodek@mtu.edu
Dillman 201E

Research Interests

  • Soil mechanics and foundational engineering, concentrating on deep foundations
  • Behavior of mine tailings during deposition and consolidation

Applied Geomechanics

Stanley J. Vitton

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Adjunct Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

906-487-2527
vitton@mtu.edu
Dillman 201G

Research Interests

  • Mechanics of seismic signals generated from hydrodynamic phenomena such as the interaction of tornadoes with the ground

Qingli Dai

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

906-487-2620
qingdai@mtu.edu
Dow 819

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Computational analysis for material research: multiscale modeling, finite element analysis, discrete element analysis, constitutive modeling, fracture simulation and molecular dynamics
  • Properties and performance of asphalt mixtures
  • Cement microstructure and concrete durability
  • Self-healing construction materials, alternative asphalt materials
  • Active piezoelectric materials, structural damping control
  • Acoustic emission damage detection, X-ray tomography, imaging processing