Erin Bell

Erin Bell

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

Courses Taught

  • CEE 500: Statics for Civil Engineers
  • CEE 781/881: Dynamics of Structures
  • CEE 790/890: Structural Design in Masonry
  • CEE 793/893: Structural Design in Steel
  • CEE 794/894: Bridge Design
  • CEE 993: Advanced Steel Design


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

Selected Publications

  • Mehrkash, M., & Santini-Bell, E. (n.d.). Automated structural parameter estimation of semi-rigid complex joints in a benchmark laboratory steel grid by experimental modal analysis. Journal of Vibration and Control. doi:10.1177/10775463241232460

  • Naji, K., Santini-Bell, E., & Kwiatkowski, K. (2022). Element-Level Optimization Module for Bridge Planning and Programming. TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD, 2676(1), 293-310. doi:10.1177/03611981211041391

  • Naji, K., Santini-Bell, E., & Kwiatkowski, K. (2022). Bridge-Level Optimization Module for Planning and Programming. TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD, 2676(1), 204-221. doi:10.1177/03611981211041397

  • Naji, K., Santini-Bell, E., & Kwiatkowski, K. (2022). Element-Based Multi-Objective Optimization Methodology Supporting a Transportation Asset Management Framework for Bridge Planning and Programming. TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD, 2676(1), 222-241. doi:10.1177/03611981211041398

  • Mashayekhi, M., Santini-Bell, E., & Azam, S. E. (2021). Fatigue crack detection in welded structural components of steel bridges using artificial neural network. JOURNAL OF CIVIL STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING, 11(4), 931-947. doi:10.1007/s13349-021-00488-7

  • 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

  • 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. doi:10.1186/s13705-018-0152-5

  • 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). doi:10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000377

  • García‐Palencia, A. J., & Santini‐Bell, E. (2013). A Two‐Step Model Updating Algorithm for Parameter Identification of Linear Elastic Damped Structures. Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 28(7), 509-521. doi:10.1111/mice.12012

  • 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

  • Most Cited Publications