Vibrations, Informatics, and Built Environments (VIBEs) Lab

We are an academic research lab at the Virginia Tech Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. We focus on making the built environment smarter by collecting and analyzing sensor data in innovative ways. Our goal is to help stakeholders make better decisions about the design, maintenance, and operation of civil infrastructure.

Research

Structural Dynamics + Vibrations

We build on fundamental principles in structural dynamics to understand how civil structures respond to human-induced and environmental loads.

Sensing + Inference

We study processing methods for transforming abstract sensor data into useful information in a variety of applications.

Monitoring the Built Environment

We deploy monitoring systems to understand how the condition and use of the built environment evolves over time.

Courses

CEE 3404: Intro to Structural Engineering

Basic methods for analyzing loads and deflections of determinate and indeterminate structures. (Fall Semester)

CEE 5464: Structural Dynamics & Earthquake Engineering

Analysis of multiple degree-of-freedom structures under time-varying loads, with a focus on ground motion. (Spring Semester)

CEE 5440: Instrumentation and Signal Processing

How to build sensing systems, measure and process data. Fundamental principles of noise, filtering, and frequency domain analysis. (Spring Semester)

CEE 4834: Cyber-Physical and Remote Sensing

Sensing and imaging methods in civil engineering: sound/vibration, LiDAR, SAR, ultrasound, and more.

News & Media

The VIBEs Team

Rodrigo Sarlo

Rodrigo Sarlo

Assistant Professor/Lab Director
Amin Moghadam

Amin Moghadam

PhD Student
Alan Smith

Alan Smith

PhD Student
Hesam Soleimani

Hesam Soleimani

PhD Student
Rafael Gonçalves

Rafael Gonçalves

Master's Student
Will Hupfeldt

Will Hupfeldt

Master's Student
Santiago Bertero

Santiago Bertero

Master's Student
Tasha Vipond

Tasha Vipond

Master's Student
Carlos Arevalo Sepúlveda

Carlos Arevalo Sepúlveda

Master's Student

Contact Information

Email: sarlo@vt.edu

Call: 540.231.4597
Schedule a meeting

Address

Patton Hall 109A
750 Drillfield Dr.
Blacksburg, VA 24060

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