Kirk Grimmelsman has more than 21 years of experience in designing, implementing and evaluating research and field testing programs for condition assessment, performance evaluation and structural health monitoring of bridges. Dr. Grimmelsman’s technical expertise includes the planning, design and implementation of structural health monitoring systems for long-span bridges, utilization and analysis of nondestructive evaluation methods for condition assessment of structural elements, vibration testing methods for global and local dynamic characterization of bridges and other constructed systems, fatigue evaluation methods, and diagnostic and proof load testing for bridge rating.
Dr. Grimmelsman earned his BS and MS from the University of Cincinnati in Civil and Structural Engineering, respectively and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics from Drexel University. He is a Professional Engineer registered in Arkansas and serves as Secretary on several industry committees including the ASCE-SEI Committee on Methods of Monitoring Structural Performance and the SEM Technical Division on Dynamics of Civil Structures. He is also a member of the ASCE-SEI Committee on Structural Identification of Constructed Systems and is a reviewer for several journals including Engineering Structures, Journal of Bridge Engineering, Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Smart Structures and Systems, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering and Structural Health Monitoring.
Dr. Grimmelsman was recently appointed as an Adjunct Professor in the Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department at Drexel University where he is teaching CIVE 801 Dynamics of Structures I.