Lance Manuel


Professor Manuel's research is related to uncertainty quantification ascociated with the modeling and design of engineered systems, mainly civil engineering works and energy-generating structures. His work is focused on improving design criteria for wind turbines for complex inflow turbulence conditions and on the long-term performance of deepwater offshore floating structures. In the past, he undertook research and review work related to probabilistic risk assessment of nuclear power plants and reactors; reliability of dam projects; probabilistic seismic hazard and ground motion analyses; and stochastic response of fixed and floating offshore platforms. Prior to his joining the faculty at UT Austin, Dr Manuel worked as a consulting engineer with Jack R. Benjamin & Associates, Inc. in Mountain View, California, and with Exponent, Inc. - formerly, Failure Analysis Associates - in Menlo Park, California.

Area(s) of Expertise:
Mechanics, Uncertainty and Simulation in Engineering

Educational Qualifications:
Ph.D., Stanford University, Civil Engineering, 1993
M.S., University of Virginia, Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics, 1986
B. Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Civil Engineering, 1984

Technical Interests:
Random vibration; structural dynamics; structural reliability; atmospheric inflow turbulence simulation for wind turbine loads analysis; computational methods for windstorm field generation; performance of deepwater offshore platforms; probabilistic seismic hazard analysis

Other activities at UT that I'm involved with:
Advisor, CAEE Department Honors Program Advisor
Member, Graduate Curricula and Policies Committee
Chair, CAEE Department Faculty Evaluation Committee


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