Henri P. Gavin, Associate Professor and Bass Fellow  


Henri P. Gavin

Henri Gavin, Bass Fellow
Yoh Family Associate Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

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

Contact Info:
Office Location:  162 Hudson Annex
Office Phone:  (919) 660-5201
Email Address:   send me a message
Web Page: http://people.duke.edu/~hpgavin/
Structural Dynamics and Response Control

Education:

PhD, University of Michigan, 1994
MSE, University of Michigan, 1988
BSE, 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
Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

Earl I. Brown II Outstanding Civil Engineering Faculty Award, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University, September, 2013
President's Award, New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, December, 2010
Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award, Duke University, September, 2008
Southeast Mid-Career Teaching Award, American Society of Engineering Educators, September, 2007
Klein Family Teaching Award, Duke School of Engineering, April, 2006
Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, American Society of Civil Engineers, June, 2005
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship, June, 2002
Early CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, July, 1996
Packard Foundation Grant Finalist, Packard Foundation, January, 1996
Teaching (Fall 2019):

  • EGR 305.01, ENGR SYSTEMS OPTIM AND ECON Synopsis
    Gray 228, TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. 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 .
  2. 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 .
  3. 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 (March, 2013), pp. 843-852 [Gateway.cgi], [doi] .
  4. G-P Zéhil and HP Gavin, Rolling resistance of a rigid sphere with viscoelastic coatings, International Journal of Solids and Structures (2013) .
  5. PS Harvey, G-P Zéhil and HP Gavin, Experimental validation of a simplified model for rolling isolation systems, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics (2013) .