CE News & Spotlights

Purdue Team places 3rd in national Traffic Bowl competition
Posted: August 5, 2015
Congratulations to the Purdue Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) team on placing 3rd at the ITE Traffic Bowl Grand Championship, held August 3rd, 2015 in Hollywood, Florida!
Traffic Bowl Team
S-BRITE site provides hands-on experience for students
Posted: July 29, 2015
Down the road from the Bowen Laboratory and on a dirt path nestled in the woods, is a fenced-in area that houses the S-BRITE (Steel Bridge Research, Inspection, Training, and Engineering) center for civil engineering students.
University in Chongqing, China welcomes Dr. Peeta as Honorary Guest Professor
Posted: July 7, 2015
President Li Yinguo of Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications (CQUPT) honored Dr. Srinivas Peeta as Honorary Guest Professor during his collaboratory visit to the school on June 29th.
New test chamber making possible research into challenging 'geotechnical' problems
Posted: July 2, 2015
A test chamber developed at Purdue University allows engineers to simulate precisely what happens to soil underground during the installation of piles and other structural elements, a research tool for improving construction of everything from buildings and bridges to offshore wind turbines.
Test Chamber
President Daniels Highlights Several JTRP Initiatives in Senate Testimony
Posted: June 29, 2015
On June 25, President Daniels testified before the Senate Finance Committee. President Daniels’ opening remarks reference the Purdue Road School, an event co-sponsored by JTRP and LTAP. President Daniels has been a long-time supporter of the Purdue Road School, first participating when he gave the 2006 Road School Luncheon address during the launch of Major Moves and this past year when he hosted a session with Mayor Dennis on the innovative partnership between the City and Purdue on the State Street initiative.
CE grad student receives ACI Foundation Scholarship
Posted: June 24, 2015
Civil Engineering graduate student Aishwarya Puranam has been honored by the ACI Foundation to receive the W. Gene Corley Memorial Scholarship for her studies during the 2015-2016 academic year.
Aishwarya Puranam
Creature's 'dactyl club' filters shear waves to resist damage
Posted: June 17, 2015
The "smasher" peacock mantis shrimp is able to repeatedly pummel the shells of prey using a bizarre hammer-like appendage that, new research shows, can withstand rapid-fire blows by neutralizing certain frequencies of "shear waves."
Mantis Shrimp
Prof. Salgado receives Outstanding Reviewer Award
Posted: June 11, 2015
Professor Rodrigo Salgado is the 2015 recipient of the Outstanding Reviewer Award from Elsevier for his work for Computers and Geotechnics, one of the top journals in geotechnical engineering.
Prof. Rodrigo Salgado
Data-Driven Model/Damage Identification Workshop
Posted: June 9, 2015
A workshop was held at Bowen Laboratory June 7-8 to bring together an interdisciplinary group of experts in the area of data-driven modeling methods, especially those that focus on nonlinear system/model identification and damage detection to share experiences and foster opportunities.
Comparison of the Accuracy of Traffic Counting Devices
Posted: May 27, 2015
Rodrigo Netto de Souza, a Lyles School of Civil Engineering student, participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program during the summer of 2014. His mentors for this project were Professor John Haddock, Laura Slusher (Indiana LTAP) and graduate student Yu Tian.

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