About WHEEL text The Wind Hazard and Earthquake Engineering Lab, WHEEL, is located in Building 409F on the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering campus. WHEELwas established in 1999 as part of the Department of Civil Engineering to promote research in wind and earthquake engineering. WHEEL conducts research, publishes reports and articles, and provides partial financial support for students. Some of the research interests include: passive and active structural control, sensor/actuator placement using genetic algorithms, damage mitigation assessment after natural disasters, computational fluid dynamics for the design and analysis of structures exposed to high winds, mitigation of pounding, analysis of earthquakes in the southeastern U.S. and computational fluid dynamic applications to phase separation.
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FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Civil engineers play a vital role in creating the man-made environment and in protecting the natural environment, bringing together science and art to create much of the tangible fabric of today's society. Graduates of the civil engineering program may work as environmental, hydraulic, construction, structural, transportation, or water resource engineers. Students are taught to apply state-of-the-art computer technologies to the solution of problems in these areas, ensuring that graduates of the Department of Civil Engineering are well-prepared to contribute to the betterment of tomorrow's society.
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