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Dr. David Mazurek
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Department of Engineering (dec)
15 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320
(860) 444-8530
David F. Mazurek, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE
Civil Engineering, Professor
Department of Engineering
U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Dr. Mazurek joined the faculty of the Civil Engineering Section in 1990. He was previously employed by General Dynamics’ Electric Boat Division, where he provided submarine construction support and conducted engineering design and analysis associated with pressure hulls and other structures. He also conducted research in the area of structural noise and vibration transmission reduction in submarines. Just prior to joining the Academy faculty, he taught for one year at Lafayette College in the Department of Civil Engineering.  

Dr. Mazurek’s current research interests are in the area of railroad engineering, where he has collaborated with the Federal Railroad Administration to study improved methods for in situ stress measurements of steel railroad bridges. He has previously conducted research pertaining to vibration-based methods for detecting damage in structures such as highway bridges, ships, and towers. He has been involved in structural forensics, having investigated the collapses of several Coast Guard navigation and communication towers. He has also been engaged in risk assessment and building security issues, including developing the course Structural Design for Extreme Events, with blast-resistant design as a main emphasis. He has actively served on the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association’s Committee for Steel Structures since 1991, and is currently the vice-chair of its Structural Painting and Special Construction Subcommittee. 

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Connecticut, 1988
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology, 1984
  • B.S., Ocean Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology, 1982

Courses Taught:
  • Statics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Dynamics
  • Structural Analysis I and II
  • Steel Design
  • Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Structural Design for Extreme Events
  • Soil Mechanics

Selected Publications and Presentations:
  • Beer, F.P., Johnston, E.R., Mazurek, D.F. (2013). Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics, 10th Edition, McGraw-Hill.
  • Mazurek, D.F. (2013). "Condition Assessment of Fixed-Ended Steel-Bar Tension Members." 2013 Conference of the ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute, ASCE.”
  • Beer, F.P., Johnston, E.R., DeWolf, J.T., and Mazurek, D.F. (2012). Mechanics of Materials, 6th Edition, McGraw-Hill.”
  • Mazurek, D.F. (2012). "Enhancement of an Inveterate Method for Measuring Eyebar Tension." Proceedings 2012 NDE/NDT for Highways and Bridges, ASNT, 8 pp.
  • Beer, F.P., Johnston, E.R., DeWolf, J.T., and Mazurek, D.F. (2011). Statics and Mechanics of Materials, 1st Edition, McGraw-Hill.
  • Mazurek, D.F. (2011). "Measuring Dead Load Stress of Eyebars in Steel Railroad Bridges." Proceedings 2011 American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association, AREMA, 17 pp.
  • Mazurek, D.F. (2011). "Effects of End-Restraint on Eyebar Behavior in Bridges." Proceedings 2011 Society for Experimental Mechanics, SEM, 8 pp.
  • Mazurek, D.F. (2010). "Evaluation of Common Method for Eyebar Tension Measurement." Proceedings of the 2010 ASCE Structures Congress, ASCE.
  • Damage Detection in Multigirder Bridges using Pseudoflexibility." (1999). Proceedings of the 13th Engineering Mechanics Conference, ASCE.
  • Mazurek, D.F., and Russell, J.C. (1996). "Forensic Evaluation of Guyed Tower Collapses." Proceedings of the ASCE Structures Congress XIV, ASCE, 510-517.
  • Mazurek, D.F. (1994). "Application of Modal Analysis Techniques for Tankship Inspection." Proceedings of the 12th International Modal Analysis Conference, Society for Experimental Mechanics, 1360-1366.
  • Mazurek, D.F., and DeWolf, J.T. (1990). "Experimental Study of Bridge Monitoring Technique." Journal of the Structural Division, ASCE, 116(9), 2532-2549.

  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
  • Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society
  • Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering

Professional Memberships:
  • Professional Engineer, Connecticut
  • Professional Engineer, Pennsylvania
  • American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Institute of Steel Construction