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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation for Performance-Based Seismic Engineering


Engineering Laboratory, Materials and Structural Systems Division

opportunity location
50.73.11.C0052 Gaithersburg, MD

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Kevin Kai Fai Wong 301-975-6361


This research opportunity focuses on developing and improving the state-of-the-art methods for analysis, modeling, and simulation of structural responses for performance-based seismic engineering of tall buildings. Opportunities include the following: (1) developing improved modeling and analytical capabilities for nonlinear dynamic analysis; (2) investigating structural stability, large displacement responses, failure mechanisms, and collapse; (3) investigating the effects of coupling between geometric nonlinearity and material nonlinearity; (4) quantifying performance of structures and components; (5) improving seismic resilience of structures with energy dissipation devices; and (6) quantifying uncertainties and fragilities of structural responses.



Wong KKF, Speicher MS: “Improved Method for the Calculation of Plastic Rotation of Moment-Resisting Framed Structures for Nonlinear Static and Dynamic Analysis”. Computational Methods in Earthquake Engineering 3: 129-175, 2017

Wong KKF, Harris JL: “Seismic Fragility and Cost Analyses of Actively Controlled Structures”. The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings 22(7): 569-583, 2013

Li G, Wong KKF: Theory of Nonlinear Structural Analysis: The Force Analogy Method for Earthquake Engineering. John Wiley & Sons, 2014


key words
Structural dynamics; Nonlinear analysis; Stability; Large displacements; Earthquake engineering; Energy; Uncertainty; Stochastic processes; Control;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$82,764.00 $3,000.00
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