Visiting faculty member set to present seminar

Published: Feb 20, 2017 7:00:00 AM
Media Contact: Megan Burmester,, 334.844.2220

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Richard D. Woods

Richard D. Woods, emeritus professor at the University of Michigan, will host a seminar on Monday, Feb. 27, from 2-3 p.m. in 312 Ramsay Hall.

The seminar, titled “Consequences of vibration from high energy construction operations including impact pile driving,” will address methods of converting energy to particle velocity and charts of scaled distance as it relates to construction operations. He will also discuss criteria for limits of tolerable vibration levels for both structural and human response.

Woods earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the University of Notre Dame. He received his doctorate, also in civil engineering, from the University of Michigan. His research concentrates on foundation dynamics, vibrant measurements, blasting and other vibration damage, measurement of dynamic soil properties, dynamic site characterization and applications of geophysics in geotech. He has published more than 150 papers and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2003.

This seminar is free and open to the public.