Richard Wiebe

Richard Wiebe

Assistant Professor
Structural Engineering and Mechanics

rwiebe@uw.edu
Office: More 214B
Phone: (206) 221-1476

PhD, Duke University, 2012
MSCE, Waterloo, 2009
BSCE, Lakehead University, 2007


Richard Wiebe joins the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Air Force Research Laboratory where he investigated the nonlinear dynamics of aerospace structures. Prior to this, Richard received his Ph.D. from Duke University in December 2012, his Master's at the University of Waterloo in 2009, and his Bachelor's in 2007 from Lakehead University, all in Civil Engineering.

Richard's research is focused on nonlinear structural dynamics of civil, mechanical, and aerospace structures. His work utilizes both numerical and experimental methods to improve the efficiency of these systems. Applications include design in extreme environments (e.g. seismic, blast, high-speed aircraft) and under large deformations (e.g. slender structures).

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Research Interests

  • Nonlinear dynamics
  • Experimental mechanics
  • Structural engineering
  • Aerospace structures
  • Buckling, finite element modeling