Structural Engineering News & Events

CE grad students lead tours of Bowen Lab for area high school students
Posted: April 2, 2014
Purdue University Civil Engineering graduate students explained how large scale structural engineering testing is performed during a tour for Lebanon, Indiana junior high students in March 2014 at Bowen Laboratory.
Francisco Pena demonstrating the 6DOF shake table in Bowen Lab
NEES-led data integration project aimed at exposing U.S. quake data to researchers in Europe, elsewhere globally
Posted: January 17, 2014
Researchers and software developers at the Purdue-led George E. Brown Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) are building a data integration system that will allow seamless sharing of experimental data with earthquake engineers globally.
Bowen Laboratory 10-Year Celebration
Posted: November 1, 2013
A celebratory gathering was held to mark the 10-year anniversary of the Robert L. and Terry L. Bowen Laboratory for Large-Scale Civil Engineering Research on Saturday, Nov. 9th.
Bowen Laboratory
Drag Distinguished Lecture: "Steel Railway Bridges - History, Design, Fabrication and Construction"
Posted: August 29, 2013
John F. Unsworth, P.Eng., Chief Engineer of the Canadian Pacific Railway, presented his lecture on Wednesday, Sep. 25th.
Study: Online tools accelerating earthquake-engineering progress
Posted: August 1, 2013
A new study has found that online tools, access to experimental data and other services provided through "cyberinfrastructure" are helping to accelerate progress in earthquake engineering and science.
Study: Online tools accelerating earthquake-engineering progress
Simulations aiding study of earthquake dampers for structures
Posted: August 1, 2013
Researchers have demonstrated the reliability and efficiency of "real-time hybrid simulation" for testing a type of powerful damping system that might be installed in buildings and bridges to reduce structural damage and injuries during earthquakes.
Simulations aiding study of earthquake dampers for structures
Bridge competition inspires undergraduate investigation in seismic design
Posted: June 19, 2013
On May 20, 2013, engineering students from five universities vied for the sturdiest bridge design at the Seventh National Seismic Conference on Bridges & Highways (7NSC) in Oakland, California. The K'NEX Bridge Competition required the undergraduate teams to create designs for a bridge slated for inclusion in a new San Francisco Bay Area highway system.
Richie Gallina, Jr. & Kyle Johnson assembling their bridge
Prof. Frosch wins ACI Speaker of the Year Award
Posted: May 9, 2013
Congratulations to Prof. Robert Frosch, recipient of the 2013 Educational Activities Committee Speaker of the Year Award from the American Concrete Institute.
Prof. Liu recognized with Award of Excellence
Posted: February 9, 2013
Congratulations to Prof. Judy Liu, recipient of the 2013 College of Engineering Faculty Award of Excellence in Leadership.
CE students compete in Seismic Design Competition
Posted: February 7, 2013
Ben Taylor, Mike Pearce, Matt Stocker, Ron Moore and Barnard Mondal put their model tower to the test against 35 other teams in Seattle.
2013 EERI Seismic Design Competition

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