Smart Structures Research Group

Welcome to the Smart Structures Research Group (SSRG) at the University of Texas at Austin. The goal of our group is to pioneer scientific discovery and advance next-generation technologies and methodologies for the monitoring and protection of civil and aerospace structures. The research projects are highly interdisciplinary in nature and require implementation of concepts in dynamics and vibrations, wave propagation, digital signal processing, data acquisition systems and extensive knowledge of sensors and statistical methods. We invite you explore the SSRG website. Here, you will find a collection of recent publications, summary of active research projects, and laboratory information. The physical location of the SSRG is in the Phil M. Ferguson Structural Engineering Laboratory.

Active Research and Areas of Interest:

  • Structural health monitoring (SHM)
  • Nondestructive evaluation (NDE)
  • Resilience of structural systems subject to earthquakes
  • Ultrasonic sensing methods for smart structures
  • Wave propagation in solids
  • Digital signal processing and pattern recognition
  • Dynamics and vibrations of structural systems
  • Piezoelectric energy harvesting
  • Augmented Reality
  • NDE for additive manufacturing.


We gratefully acknowledge support from a variety of Federal, State and Industry funding sources.

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