Henri P. Gavin

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Yoh Family Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Henri Gavin's research interests are in the areas of structural dynamics, earthquake engineering, nonlinear dynamics, seismic hazard mitigation for building contents, system identification, the statistical characterization of environmental loads including wind and earthquake, and optimal control with application to systems with controllable damping. 

Dr. Gavin is the director of the Structural Dynamics and Seismic Response Control Laboratory.

Appointments and Affiliations
  • Yoh Family Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative
Contact Information:
Education:

  • Ph.D. University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 1994
  • M.Sc.Eng. University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 1988
  • B.S.E. Princeton University, 1986

Research Interests:

Structural dynamics, earthquake engineering, seismic hazard mitigation for building contents, nonlinear dynamics, system identification, optimal control with application to systems with controllable damping.

Specialties:

Structural Engineering
Nonlinear Dynamics
Vibration
Nonlinear Systems
Alternative Energy
Adaptive Structures
Education, Engineering
Design

Courses Taught:
  • CEE 201L: Uncertainty Design and Optimization
  • CEE 491: Projects in Civil Engineering
  • CEE 541: Structural Dynamics
  • CEE 629: System Identification
  • CEE 690: Advanced Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • ECE 590: Advanced Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • EGRMGMT 590: Advanced Topics in Engineering Management
  • ME 493: Engineering Undergraduate Fellows Projects
  • ME 494: Engineering Undergraduate Fellows Projects
  • ME 555: Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering
  • MENG 550: Master of Engineering Internship/Project
  • MENG 551: Master of Engineering internship/Project Assessment

Representative Publications: (More Publications)
    • G-P Zéhil and HP Gavin, Rolling resistance of a rigid sphere with viscoelastic coatings, International Journal of Solids and Structures, vol 51 no. 3-4 (2014), pp. 822-838.
    • G-P Zéhil and HP Gavin, Two and three-dimensional boundary element formulations of compressible isotropic, transversely isotropic and orthotropic viscoelastic layers of arbitrary thickness, applied to the rolling resistance of rigid cylinders and spheres, European Journal of Mechanics, A/Solids, vol 44 (2014), pp. 175-187.
    • G-P Zehil and HP Gavin, Simple algorithms for solving steady-state frictional rolling contact problems in two and three dimensions, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES, vol 50 no. 6 (2013), pp. 843-852 [Gateway.cgi], [doi].
    • G-P Zéhil and HP Gavin, Rolling resistance of a rigid sphere with viscoelastic coatings, International Journal of Solids and Structures (2013).
    • PS Harvey, G-P Zéhil and HP Gavin, Experimental validation of a simplified model for rolling isolation systems, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics (2013).