Structural Engineering

May 20, 2020

Enabling highways and bridges to prevent their own damage

Roads always seem to need repairs. Luna Lu is giving concrete the ability to "talk" and even heal itself. Her lab at Purdue University is developing technology that would allow concrete-paved bridges and highways to reveal more accurately when they need repairs and to come equipped with materials that respond to potential damage.
May 18, 2020

Expert: Swimming pool facilities water unlikely to spread coronavirus

Pools across the U.S. are set to reopen in the coming weeks. If recommended chlorine levels are maintained as usual, the pools themselves should pose minimal risk of spreading the coronavirus to swimmers, says a Purdue University engineer who studies pool water decontamination.
May 11, 2020

CE research team named top 3 presenter at 2020 Spring Undergraduate Research Conference Symposium

Congratulations to the Purdue Civil Engineering undergraduate research team, advised by Assistant Professor Mirian Velay-Lizancos! They were named a top 3 presenter at the 2020 Spring Undergraduate Research Conference Symposium for their poster titled, "Effect of elevated temperatures on Recycled PP fiber-reinforced cementitious composites performance under flexural stresses." This event highlights the scholarly work and creative endeavors undergraduate students have been engaged in through oral or poster presentations and awards top students with both financial and non-financial awards.
May 5, 2020

Pursuing the future of lunar habitation

Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering Professor Shirley Dyke says she expects lunar dwellings to begin emerging in a decade, helping reach out to further space habitation — and she wants her research to help bridge that gap.
April 22, 2020

Mobile Mapping: Digitizing the world

If you’ve ever seen a Google Street View car rolling down your block, you know what a mobile mapping system is. At Purdue, we’re using algorithms and artificial intelligence/deep learning to fuse this data to create a detailed digital picture of the planet.
April 21, 2020

Miguel Montoya appointed member of TRB Committee on Asphalt Pavement Construction and Rehabilitation

PhD candidate Miguel Montoya has been appointed a member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Standing Committee on Asphalt Pavement Construction and Rehabilitation (AFH60). This committee is concerned with the construction, rehabilitation and recycling of asphalt pavements. Areas of interest include: construction methods and procedures, in-place recycling techniques, plant production issues which impact construction operations, and paving equipment.
April 14, 2020

Filippo Massobrio - An Inevitable Reunion

In an article written for Purdue Athletics, CE senior Filippo Massobrio shares his experience on what the past month has been like for an international student at Purdue.
April 13, 2020

Water quality could change in buildings closed down during COVID-19 pandemic, engineers say

While restaurants, gyms, schools and other buildings are closed indefinitely to prevent the spread of COVID-19, water left sitting in pipes could change in quality. It's possible that water left sitting for long periods of time could contain excessive amounts of heavy metals and pathogens concentrated in pipes nationwide, say researchers who have begun a field study on the impact of a pandemic shutdown on buildings.
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