Dr. Gilberto Mosqueda
Structural dynamics and earthquake engineering; Experimental evaluation of large-scale structural systems under extreme loads using hybrid simulation; Seismic fragility of nonstructural components and building content
Summary of Recent Relevant Research:
Dr. Mosqueda’s primary research interests are in the experimental evaluation of large-scale structural and nonstructural components under seismic and other extreme loads. Current research projects focus on improving the seismic performance of hospitals using new laboratory capabilities for testing nonstructural components and medical equipment in acute care facilities under realistic loading. Also, studies are being conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of seismic design principals in mitigating blast induced collapse in steel buildings. Dr. Mosqueda served as the field investigation team leader for the MCEER Reconnaissance of the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina and conducted detailed investigations of damage to engineered buildings, bridges and lifelines.
Push-down test to collapse of steel moment resting frame.