Materials Engineering

February 24, 2017

Prof. Rob Connor assists with failure investigation of Delaware River Turnpike Bridge

On January 20th, 2017 a top tension chord of the Delaware River Turnpike Bridge was discovered to be completely fractured. On the morning of the 21st, Dr. Robert J. Connor, Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the S-BRITE Center was called by engineering consultants working for the PA and NJ Turnpikes to assist in the failure investigation and to help develop immediate inspection and long-term retrofit strategies.
February 24, 2017

2017 CE Open

The 57th Annual CE Open will be held on Friday, June 19, 2017 at the Ackerman-Allen course of the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex! Join us for lunch, golf, and dinner - registration is now open!
February 22, 2017

Hydraulics/Hydrology Seminar Series

Dr. Jonathan A. Czuba, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Geological Sciences at Indiana University, Bloomington, will be presenting on Tuesday 2/28 at 1:30 p.m. in ARMS B071. The subject of the seminar is "Functioning and Significance of Floodplain Channels in Indiana."
January 31, 2017

David Robert Lewis | Purdue Pioneer

Since its founding in 1887, Purdue University’s School of Civil Engineering has been dedicated to the advancement of society – through not only research and implementation, but cultural progressiveness as well. One of the School’s first significant cultural achievements came in 1894 with the graduation of David Robert Lewis – Purdue's first black graduate.
January 21, 2017

The Slow Mo Guys snap steel on their visit to Bowen Lab

Worldwide YouTube phenomenon The Slow Mo Guys (Gavin Free and Dan Gruchy) recently visited Purdue University and stopped at the Bowen Lab to snap a steel rod and explode a deck of cards with a hydraulic press.
January 20, 2017

Anne Wilson receives ASCE OPAL Award

Anne Bigane Wilson (BSCEM '79, MSCE '81) was awarded the 2017 Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) Award in Construction by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
January 20, 2017

The Art of Teaching | Engineering Art

A series of seminars will be held at Purdue's Lyles School of Civil Engineering in 2017 on the art of teaching engineering. The speakers are renowned teachers and mentors whose effectiveness as teachers has been proven by the success of their students. Luis Garcia will present on March 31st, and Jim Jirsa on April 11th. More speakers will be announced later this year.
December 22, 2016

Amit Varma receives AISC Special Achievement Award

Amit Varma, Professor of Civil Engineering, has been selected to receive the 2017 Special Achievement Award from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). This award provides special recognition to individuals who demonstrated particular achievements in structural steel education.
December 21, 2016

Purdue student team wins 10th international paper bridge contest

On 9 December 2016, civil engineering students represented Purdue in the 10th International Bridge Contest. The team consisted of undergraduate students Daixi Yang, Sijia Wang, Ziyu Liu, Cheng Qian, Scott Houldieson (not pictured), and graduate students Aishwarya Puranam and William Pollalis. Support for the team was provided by Prof. Santiago Pujol and his post-doc, Lucas Laughery.
December 19, 2016

Bechtel Vice Chairman Bill Dudley Named "LNG Executive of the Year"

Bechtel Group, Inc. Vice Chairman Bill Dudley (BSCE '74) has been named the recipient of the prestigious LNG "Executive of the Year" award at the 17th CWC World LNG Summit in Barcelona, Spain. Mr. Dudley earned the award for making "an outstanding contribution to the development and future of the LNG industry in the past year" according to the CWC Group, which organized the three-day event drawing more than 500 LNG leaders from around the world.
December 13, 2016

FHWA Campus Tour

On December 2nd, JTRP hosted FHWA Indiana Division Administrator Mayela Sosa and her colleagues, Jermaine Hannon, Keith Hoernschemeyer, Jose Ortiz, and Karen Stippich. Highlights of the visit included tours of the Bowen Laboratory, CAI/S-BRITE Center, and Hampton Hall with displayed posters and demonstrations by JTRP researchers.
December 13, 2016

JTRP and A3IR CORE Partner on FAA COA for UAS Operation in Class D Airspace

Over the past year there has been a strong interest in using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for transportation research. JTRP and Advanced Aviation Analytics Institute for Research (A3IR CORE) have developed a partnership where A3IR CORE was awarded a Certificate of Operating Authority (COA) for operating in Class D airspace adjacent to the Purdue Airport.
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