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Henri P. Gavin

Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Box 90287, Durham, NC 27708-0287
162 Hudson Eng Ctr, Durham, NC

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.

Selected Grants


Relaxed Constraints in Gauss's Principle for High Speed, Large Scale, Multi-Agent Network Dynamics

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Army Research Office · 2019 - 2020

Rolling Isolation Systems to Protect Building Contents from Earthquakes

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2014 - 2018

EAGER: Instrumentation and Modeling of Seismic Isolation in Aftershocks

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2012 - 2015

Risk-Based Design of Seismic Isolation for Critical Facilities

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2009 - 2013

Relaxed Constraints in Gauss's Principle for High Speed, Large Scale, Multi-Agent Network Dynamics

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Army Research Office · 2019 - 2020

Rolling Isolation Systems to Protect Building Contents from Earthquakes

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2014 - 2018

EAGER: Instrumentation and Modeling of Seismic Isolation in Aftershocks

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2012 - 2015

Risk-Based Design of Seismic Isolation for Critical Facilities

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2009 - 2013

RAPID: Seismic Behavior of the Base Isolated Christchurch Womens Hospital

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2011 - 2012

SGER NEESR Payload Project to NEESR II Earthquake Hazard Reduction for Critical Facilities

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2007 - 2010

WEAVE: Web-based Educational Framework for Analysis, Visualization and Experimentation

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2002 - 2006

Seminar Series for the Center for Applied Control

Institutional SupportPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Lord Foundation of North Carolina · 2002 - 2005

Numerical and Experimental Models of Dry Friction Damping in Aeroelastic Structures

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by Air Force Office of Scientific Research · 2002 - 2005

GIS Application in Risk Management, Fellowship for Anton Zaicenco

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Department of Commerce · 2003 - 2004

Large-Scale Hybrid Semi-Active/Passive Base Isolation

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 1999 - 2003

Dynamics and Control of Nonlinear Fluid-structure Interaction

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by Air Force Office of Scientific Research · 1999 - 2002

Digital Signal Conditioning, Virtual Instrumentation, and Digital Data Acquisition for CE 281: Experimental Systems

EquipmentPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Lord Foundation of North Carolina · 1999 - 2002

Suppressing Wing-Store Flutter Using Magneto-Rheological Material

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Lord Foundation of North Carolina · 1999 - 2002

Large-scale Hybrid Semi-active / Passive Base Isolation

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 1999 - 2002

Seismic Response Suppression Using Materials with Controllable Stiffness and Damping

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 1996 - 2000

Renovation of Room 053: Engineering Annex for...

Construction/RenovationPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Lord Foundation of North Carolina · 1997 - 1998

Engineering Research Equipment: Seismic Response Control Laboratory

EquipmentPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 1996 - 1997