Matthew J. Bandelt

Contact Info

Title: Assistant Professor
Email: matthew.j.bandelt@njit.edu
Office: 209 Colton
Hours: Monday: 2:30-4:30pm Thursday: 11:30am-1:30pm
Phone: 973-596-3011
Dept: John A. Reif, Jr. Dept. of Civil and Env. Engr.
Webpage: http://web.njit.edu/~bandelt
About: 

About Me

Matthew Bandelt completed his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University in 2015 where he specialized in the use of innovative construction materials to improve the performance of structural systems. Recent research has focused on cement-based composites which incorporate small polymeric and steel fibers to improve the structural behavior and durability of reinforced concrete structures. He has developed specifications to aid in design of structures using these composites, as well as computational modeling tools to predict their behavior under earthquake loading. He is currently exploring the use of these composites, and other novel construction materials, to improve infrastructure durability against harsh environmental conditions, and to decrease construction times and project delays.  Dr. Bandelt is a recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduation Research Fellowship (NSF-GRF), and has also received awards from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and the American Society of Civil Engineers Structural Engineering Institute (ASCE-SEI).

Education

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Stanford University, 2015 

M.S. in Civil Engineering, Villanova University, 2011

B.S. in Civil Engineering, Villanova University, 2010

Website

http://web.njit.edu/~bandelt
Teaching: 

Class

CE 333 Reinforced Concrete Design

Research: 

Research Interests

  • Behavior and design of high-performance fiber-reinforced cementitious composite(HPFRCC) materials for mechanical and environmental load   
  • Development of nonlinear finite element modeling tools to predict the performance of novel materials andstructural systems
  • Structural performance, applications,and modeling of sustainable and durable construction materials for enhanced life cycle performance and reduced environmental footprint
  • Development and applications of Performance Based Design methods forstructural resilience

 

Publications: 

Publications

Bandelt, MJ, and SL Billington (2015). “Impact of Reinforcement Ratio on Deformation Capacity of Reinforced High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Cementitious Composites.” Proceedings of the Seventh International RILEM Conference on High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Cementitious Composites (HPFRCC-7); Stuttgart, Germany.

Bandelt, MJ, and SL Billington (2014). “Bond Behavior of Steel Reinforcement in High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Cementitious Composite Flexural Members.” Materials and Structures, (in press). DOI: 10.1617/s11527-014-0475-4.
Bandelt, MJ, and SL Billington (2014). “Monotonic and Cyclic Bond-Slip Behavior of Ductile High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Cement-Based Composites.” Proceedings of the Third International RILEM Conference on Strain Hardening Cementitious Composites (SHCC-3); Delft, Netherlands.
Bandelt, MJ, and SL Billington (2014). “Simulating Bond-Slip Effects in High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Cement Based Composites under Cyclic Loads.” Proceedings of Computational Modelling of Concrete and Concrete Structures (EURO-C 2014); St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria.
Bandelt, MJ, and SL Billington (2013). “Bond of Reinforcement in High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Concrete.” Proceedings of the SeventhNational Seismic Conference on Bridges & Highways (7NSC); Oakland, California, USA.
Bandelt, MJ, and SL Billington (2013). “Bond Strength and Bond-Slip Behavior of Steel Reinforcement in High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Cementitious Composites.” Proceedings of the TenthInternational Conference on Urban Earthquake Engineering (10CUEE); Tokyo, Japan.
Dinehart, DW, TJ Harrington, MJ Bandelt, and AS Beckmann (2010). "Development of a Model Middle School Engineering Club." Proceedings of the Fall 2010 American Society of Engineering Educators Middle Atlantic Section Conference; Villanova, Pennsylvania.