Michael Symans

About

Dr. Symans' research interests include Structural Dynamics, Earthquake Engineering, Seismic Isolation and Energy Dissipation Systems, Structural Vibration Control and System Identification. Professor Symans' general field of research is structural earthquake engineering with a primary emphasis on the development of advanced seismic protection systems for application to building and bridge structures. In addition, he has investigated methods of analysis for evaluating the seismic performance of structures, methods for identifying the dynamic properties of structural systems, and approaches for predicting the seismic performance of buried lifelines. The overarching goal in all of his research is to improve the performance of the built infrastructure such that losses are reduced in future earthquakes. The majority of Professor Symans' research is conducted within the Rensselaer School of Engineering Center for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (CEES).

Education & Training

Ph.D., Civil Engineering (University at Buffalo)

Research

Other Focus Areas

Structural Dynamics, Earthquake Engineering, Seismic Protection Systems

Publications

The following is a selection of recent publications in Scopus. Michael Symans has 73 indexed publications in the subjects of Engineering, Earth and Planetary Sciences, and Agricultural and Biological Sciences.

Xiaojian Xie, Michael D. Symans, Michael J. O’Rourke, Tarek H. Abdoun, Da Ha, Thomas D. O’Rourke, Michael C. Palmer, Jeremiah Jezerski, Harold E. Stewart
Journal of Earthquake Engineering
, 24
, 2020
, pp.203-225
.
Christopher M. Zaverdas, Michael D. Symans
Structures Congress 2018: Buildings and Disaster Management - Selected Papers from the Structures Congress 2018
, 2018-April
, 2018
, pp.41-48
.
Navid Attary, M. Symans, S. Nagarajaiah
JVC/Journal of Vibration and Control
, 23
, 2017
, pp.853-867
.
John W. Van De Lindt, Pouria Bahmani, Gary Mochizuki, Steven E. Pryor, Mikhail Gershfeld, Jingjing Tian, Michael D. Symans, Douglas Rammer
Journal of Structural Engineering (United States)
, 142
, 2016
.
Jingjing Tian, Michael D. Symans, Weichiang Pang, Ershad Ziaei, John W. Van De Lindt
Journal of Structural Engineering (United States)
, 142
, 2016
.
Navid Attary, Michael Symans, Satish Nagarajaiah, Andrei M. Reinhorn, Michael C. Constantinou, Apostolos A. Sarlis, Dharma T.R. Pasala, Douglas P. Taylor
Earthquake Spectra
, 31
, 2015
, pp.2163-2194
.
Navid Attary, Michael Symans, Satish Nagarajaiah, Andrei M. Reinhorn, Michael C. Constantinou, Apostolos A. Sarlis, Dharma T.R. Pasala, Douglas Taylor
Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics
, 44
, 2015
, pp.973-995
.
N. Attary, M. Symans, S. Nagarajaiah, A. M. Reinhorn, M. C. Constantinou, A. A. Sarlis, D. T.R. Pasala, D. Taylor
Journal of Earthquake Engineering
, 19
, 2015
, pp.249-276
.
Xiaoyun Shao, John Van De Lindt, Pouria Bahmani, Weichiang Pang, Ershad Ziaei, Michael Symans, Jingjing Tian, Thang Dao
Smart Structures and Systems
, 14
, 2014
, pp.1031-1054
.
John W. Van De Lindt, Pouria Bahmani, Mikhail Gershfeld, Gary Mochizuki, Xiaoyun Shao, Steven E. Pryor, Weichiang Pang, Michael D. Symans, Jingjing Tian, Ershad Ziaei, Elaina N. Jennings, Douglas Rammer
WCTE 2014 - World Conference on Timber Engineering, Proceedings
, 2014
.

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