Mechanics, uncertainty, and simulation focuses on select problems, often multidisciplinary in nature, whose solution requires the synergy of applied mechanics, applied mathematics, reliability and stochastic analysis, computational simulation, and/or physical experiments. Our graduates are employed by engineering consulting and design firms, engineering companies offering specialized and high-value services, the offshore oil and gas industry, and academic institutions worldwide.

Our work is primarily driven by the need to understand physical processes, and a desire to provide engineering solutions to problems affecting infrastructure and the built environment. Our areas of expertise cover broad as well as focused topics in including 

  • Earthquake engineering
  • Wind engineering
  • Reliability and risk assessment of components and systems
  • Computational mechanic
  • Wave propagation
  • Soil-structure interaction
  • Acoustics
  • Inverse problems and imaging
  • Coupled physics problems
  • Simulation of structural response to blast and impact loads
  • Collapse modeling
  • Stability of structures
  • Structural dynamics.


Faculty in Mechanics, Uncertainty, and Simulation Engineering
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Research Facilities

MUSE lab (ECJ 4.602)

MUSE too lab (ECJ 3.301)