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David T. Lau

Professor in Structural Engineering

Degrees:B.Eng. (McMaster), M.Sc., Ph.D. (U. C. Berkeley), F.C.S.C.E., P.Eng.
Phone:613-520-2600 x 7473
Office:3436 (Mackenzie)

Prof. Lau’s mailbox is located in room 3432 C.J. Mackenzie Building, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6 Canada

Teaching Assignment 2021-2022

  • CIVE3204 Introduction to Structural Design
  • CIVE4918 Design Project
  • CIVE5104 Earthquake Engineering and Analysis

Previous Teaching Assignments

  • ECOR1101 Mechanics I
  • CIVE1005 Introduction to Technology
  • CIVE4200 Matrix Analysis of Framed Structures
  • CIVE5106 Dynamics of Structures

Research Interests

Structural dynamics and earthquake engineering; monitoring and assessment of large structures including the Confederation Bridge; development of measurement and high speed computer data processing techniques for real-time monitoring; repair, retrofit and strengthening techniques and strategies for existing bridges, buildings, liquid storage tanks and other infrastructures, including the seismic application of advanced composite materials and other innovative devices; dynamic response and earthquake resistant design of bridges, buildings, liquid storage tanks and concrete arch dams; ritz vector approach or finite element method for nonlinear structural analysis

Honours and Awards

2003-2004 Research Achievement Award