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The Civil and Environmental Engineering department located in Kaufman Hall, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia operates a number of research/instructional facilities and laboratories in high-performance computing, environmental, hydraulics/water resources, geotechnical/soil dynamics, structures/earthquake, and coastal engineering areas.

Please contact a faculty who in charge of the facility/laboratory to get more details or for any specific inquiry.

Coastal Laboratory
Contact Faculty in Charge of the Facility/Laboratory Dr. David R. Basco
       The Coastal Laboratory houses the Old Dominion University Coastal Engineering Centre and equipped with a two-dimensional random wave basin (60 ft. x 3 ft. x 3 ft.), a dedicated PC-based wave maker control, and a data acquisition and storage system. Coastal engineering activities also make use of the surrounding field environment for field measurements including a nearshore, directional wave gauge at Virginia Beach in the Atlantic Ocean.

Environmental Laboratories
Contact Faculty in Charge of the Facility/Laboratory Dr. Gary C. Schafran
       The Environmental Laboratories are equipped with a gas chromatograph, carbon analyzer, an atomic absorption spectrophotometer, an ion chromatograph, an autoanalyzer, spectrophotometers, particle size analyzer, scanning electron microscope and many smaller analytical instruments. Field monitoring and collection equipment for sampling of surface waters, ground water, and sediments are also available.

Geotechnical/Soil dynamics Laboratory
Contact Faculty in Charge of the Facility/Laboratory Dr. Isao Ishibashi
       The Geotechnical/Soil dynamics Laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art routine geotechnical testing devices and a variety of unique research equipment. These include a resonant column/torsional triaxial shear device, cyclic torsional simple shear device, cubic triaxial shear device with acoustic wave gauges, and a high speed data acquisition system.

Hydraulics/Water Resources Laboratory
       The Hydraulics/Water Resources Laboratory has a channel flow experiment station, a rainfall-runoff-ground water hydrology apparatus, and basic hydraulics equipment to perform experiments relating to pipe flow, weirs, pump characteristics, orifice flow, jet impact, etc.

Structures/Earthquake Engineering Laboratory
Contact Faculty in Charge of the Facility/Laboratory Dr. Zia Razzaq
       The Structures/Earthquake Engineering Laboratory has a 5' x 4' shaking table, a reaction floor, a servo controlled MTS dynamic testing system with actuator capacities varying from 500 lbs. to 100 kips, vibration shakers, long column and structural model testing frames, compression-tension testing machines, and high speed data acquisition systems.

CEE Computing Laboratory (CEECL)
Contact Faculty in Charge of the Facility/Laboratory Dr. Jaewan Yoon
       CEECL is a state of art computing facility, networked through local fiber-optic intelligent switch hubs, OC12(564 mbps)/OC3(153 mbps), equipped with 17 workstations. Supporting peripherals including overhead computer projector, three networked postscript laser printers, scanner are accessible to all CEECL users. All CEECL computers are capable of accessing the ODU Sun StarFire E-10000 Parallel Supercomputer, an Intel Paragon vector SuperComputer, as well as other core servers in the campus, the computing facilities at NASA Langley Research Center, and other computing facilities around the country.

Main research foci include developments of parallel processing algorithms for computational structural mechanics, and spatial/temporal distributed parameter modeling using geographical information systems (ESRI ARC/Info & ERDAS Imagine) in environmental engineering and water resources, 3-D coastal wave modeling and coastal structure design, CADD, OORDBMS, and general programming and code developments for various engineering problems (C/C++/Fortran 95 & 77/Pascal/Assembly).

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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
KDH 135, Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529-0241
Phone) (757) 683-3753
FAX) (757) 683-5354