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S-BRITE Spotlights

S-BRITE Researchers recently completed comprehensive fatigue/fracture retrofit guideline for NCHRP
Dr. Robert Connor and Mr. Jason Lloyd have recently completed a guideline under the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Project 20-07 Task 387, Maintenance Actions to Address Fatigue Cracking in Steel Bridge Structures.
DEN assists Illinois DOT with distortion-induced fatigue question
As a Partner with the S-BRITE Center, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) recently engaged with the S-BRITE Center’s Distributed Expertise Network (DEN) to help resolve fatigue cracking identified on a steel bridge carrying I-57 near Cairo, IL.
AISC/NSBA/S-BRITE team up to offer Steel Bridge Night School
AISC (American Institute of Steel Construction), NSBA (National Steel Bridge Alliance), and the Purdue S-BRITE Center have partnered to offer a Steel Bridge Design night school program. The program is offered on-line similar to other AISC night schools.
Jason Lloyd Professor Connor's Team Instruments I-65 Bridge
Real-time sensors were installed on the Interstate 65 bridge over Wildcat Creek last week. Purdue engineer Jason Lloyd showed News 18 what those sensors look like and exactly what data they collect.
I-90 Mississippi River Bridge
Specimens from the I-90 Mississippi River (Dresbach) Bridge were recently donated by Ames Construction and set up in the S-BRITE Center Bridge Component Gallery.
Reconstruction of Indian Trail Bridge complete
The Indian Trail Bridge, donated by Calhoun County, Michigan to the S-BRITE Center has been reconstructed and is now on display at the Bridge Component Gallery.
steel truss bridge S-BRITE Receives Steel Truss Bridge
Here is a quick look at the anticipated delivery of a 1937 truss bridge originating from Michigan. The trusses will be setup later this spring for use at Purdue University's Steel Bridge Research, Inspection, Training, and Engineering Center (S-BRITE) located outside of campus. The S-BRITE Center is under the direction of Associate Professor of Civil Engineering Robert Connor.
Construction of CAI and S-BRITE Center Construction of CAI and S-BRITE Center
Phase I of the Center for Aging Infrastructure and S-BRITE Center is ongoing with a scheduled completion of December 2014. A series of time-lapse photos documents the progression of the Center.
POD Fixture Simulated bridge erected for Probability of Detection Study
An 80' long and 30' tall structure was recently designed and constructed by researchers at S-BRITE Center as part of their Probability of Detection Study. A time lapse video can be seen here that captures most of the tremendous effort.

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