The structural engineering group focuses its research on multiscale modeling and reliability/uncertainty/risk assessment of complex/material systems.
CEOE research includes exciting international collaborations that cross multiple disciplines. Through a wide range of centers of research such as the Maritime Security Center (MSC) and the Atlantic Center for the Innovative Design and Control of Small Ships (ACCeSS), as well as valuable partnerships with organizations like the NSF Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute (PASI) (two-week program to study and improve the health of the Amazon), the CEOE continues to pioneer discovery in the fields of civil, environmental and ocean engineering.
The research from the mechanics/materials/structural engineering group at Stevens focuses its research on multiscale modeling and reliability/uncertainty/risk assessment of complex material/structural systems. Current research topics include:
The research demonstrates a new low-temperature, environmentally sound, highly controllable method of depositing coatings or modifying surfaces using APJet's patented Atmospheric-Pressure Plasma Jet (APPJ) technology.
The proposed work will perform exploratory experiments in order to assess the feasibility of energetic compounds deactivation using small amounts of enzymes dispersed in organic solvents. The objective of this proof of concept phase is to identify suitable enzyme(s)/organic solvent combinations capable of deactivating energetic compounds at a controlled rate.
This research seeks to:
The research is to evaluate the rate of release, mobility and environmental effects of nanoaluminum particles used in meta-stable Al-based intermolecular composites (MIC) and propellant formulations
The ocean observing and forecasting research is based on the use of the latest information on physical oceanography, hydraulic engineering and computer science for monitoring and predicting the movement and mixing of fresh and salt waters and the constituents they carry. The fate and transport of sediments are an integral component of this research area. The approach to the research is designed to take advantage of the rapidly evolving high performance computational and communications technologies. Through the work of the Stevens' Davidson Laboratory, the New York Harbor Observing and Prediction System (NYHOPS) - an Urban Ocean Observatory - is an example of this research area. It provides a wealth of real-time data about tides, waves, winds, currents, temperatures and salinities in the waters of New York and New Jersey. NYHOPS is an open-access network of distributed sensors and linked computer estuarine and coastal ocean forecasting models. All of the data is available over the Internet 24 hours a day by means of weather forecast-like maps that can be used effectively by sailors, power boaters, swimmers, fishermen, port security officials, and emergency management personnel.
An example of a tool in this area is AdaptMap. AdaptMap is an online mapping tool that dynamically demonstrates coastal flooding conditions in the 100-year flood zone of Jamiaca Bay. The tool enables users to select flood adaptation scenarios to see how they influence rising sea levels and coastal adaptation. Additionally, AdaptMap displays historic landscapes for the years 1609 and 1877 with associated historic flood zones.
The New Jersey Coastal Monitoring Network (CMN) is designed to provide real-time information to local, state, and federal emergency management personnel, as well as long-term records of wave, weather conditions and shoreline response for use by the coastal scientific community.
The New York Harbor Contaminated Sediments Study coordinates water and sediment quality sampling studies undertaken at the head-of-tide and within the tidal reaches of the major New Jersey tributaries that discharge to NJ-NJ Harbor. The goal of these synoptic studies is to develop an understanding of the contaminant transport pathways within the estuary.
This research area encompasses both environmental hydrodynamics and naval architecture. The approaches to these disciplines are designed to take advantage of the rapidly evolving high-performance computational and communications technologies.
This research discipline is the focus of several related areas including:
At Stevens acoustic research is centered on the study and application of the nonlinear interaction of acoustic and vibrational energy in various media and materials. Research includes: