Erin S. Bell

Department Chair and Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Associate Professor
Phone: (603) 862-3850
Office: Civil & Environmental Engineering, Kingsbury Hall Rm W141, Durham, NH 03824


  • Ph.D., Structural Engineering, Tufts University
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Tufts University
  • B.C.E., Georgia Institute of Technology

Courses Taught

  • CEE 500: Statics for Civil Engineers
  • CEE 790: Structural Design in Masonry
  • CEE 793: Structural Design in Steel
  • CEE 993: Advanced Steel Design
  • CIE 525: Statics for Civil Engineers
  • CIE 776: Structural Design in Masonry
  • CIE 788: Project Planning and Design
  • CIE 793: Structural Design in Steel
  • CIE 888: Master's Project Paper

Selected Publications

Hamilton, L. C., Bell, E., Hartter, J., & Salerno, J. D. (2018). A change in the wind? US public views on renewable energy and climate compared. Energy, Sustainability and Society, 8(1). doi:10.1186/s13705-018-0152-5

Chen, J. G., Adams, T. M., Sun, H., Bell, E. S., & Buyukozturk, O. (2018). Camera-Based Vibration Measurement of the World War I Memorial Bridge in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, 144(11). doi:10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0002203

Douglas, E., Jacobs, J., Hayhoe, K., Silka, L., Daniel, J., Collins, M., . . . Wake, C. (2017). Progress and Challenges in Incorporating Climate Change Information into Transportation Research and Design. Journal of Infrastructure Systems, 23(4), 04017018. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000377

Fu, T. S., Garcia-Palencia, A. J., Bell, E. S., Adams, T., Wells, A., & Zhang, R. (2016). Analyzing Prerepair and Postrepair Vibration Data from the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge after Ship Collision. Journal of Bridge Engineering, 21(3), 05015002. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000856

Garcia-Palencia, A., Santini-Bell, E., Gul, M., & Catbas, N. (2015). A FRF-based algorithm for damage detection using experimentally collected data. Structural Monitoring and Maintenance, 2(4), 399-418. doi:10.12989/smm.2015.2.4.399

Garcia-Palencia, A. J., Santini-Bell, E., Sipple, J. D., & Sanayei, M. (2015). Structural model updating of an in-service bridge using dynamic data. Structural Control and Health Monitoring, 22(10), 1265-1281. doi:10.1002/stc.1742

Bell, E. S., Lefebvre, P. J., Sanayei, M., Brenner, B., Sipple, J. D., & Peddle, J. (2013). Objective Load Rating of a Steel-Girder Bridge Using Structural Modeling and Health Monitoring. Journal of Structural Engineering, 139(10), 1771-1779. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0000599

Sanayei, M., Phelps, J. E., Sipple, J. D., Bell, E. S., & Brenner, B. R. (2012). Instrumentation, Nondestructive Testing, and Finite-Element Model Updating for Bridge Evaluation Using Strain Measurements. Journal of Bridge Engineering, 17(1), 130-138. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000228

Bell, E. S., Sanayei, M., Javdekar, C. N., & Slavsky, E. (2007). Multiresponse Parameter Estimation for Finite-Element Model Updating Using Nondestructive Test Data. Journal of Structural Engineering, 133(8), 1067-1079. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9445(2007)133:8(1067)

Sanayei, M., Bell, E. S., Javdekar, C. N., Edelmann, J. L., & Slavsky, E. (2006). Damage Localization and Finite-Element Model Updating Using Multiresponse NDT Data. Journal of Bridge Engineering, 11(6), 688-698. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)1084-0702(2006)11:6(688)

Most Cited Publications