Transportation Engineering

March 22, 2017

G.A. Leonards Lecture and PGS Workshop

Prof. Patricia J. Culligan of Columbia University will give the 15th Leonards Lecture, titled "Climate Change: Impacts and Challenges for Geotechnical Engineers," on Friday, April 21st. The PGS Workshop, "Climate Change and Geotechnical Engineering," will be held in conjunction with the lecture.
March 16, 2017

103rd Purdue Road School

The 103rd Purdue Road School Transportation Conference and Expo was the largest Road School on record at 2,709 attendees. This year’s event included 155 technical sessions involving 327 speakers and moderators. The program had 164 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) available, including 4 hours of Indiana Statutes and Ethics for Professional Engineers.
March 14, 2017

Student Spotlight: Davis Chacon-Hurtado

Purdue Global Ambassador Davis Chacon-Hurtado focuses his research on the civil engineering of transportation systems in city environments. In particular, he is investigating the possible factors that make communities resistant or resilient to disruptions and economic shocks that can affect their quality of life and the role transportation can play in this resiliency.
March 9, 2017

Tariq Saeed appointed to two Transportation Research Board committees

Tariq Usman Saeed, a doctoral student in Transportation & Infrastructure Systems Engineering, has been appointed as a young member to the Standing Committee on Statistical Methods (ABJ80) and the Standing Committee on Bridge Preservation (AHD37) of Transportation Research Board (TRB) of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. He was appointed in recognition of the active roles he continues to play in the functions of these committees.
March 7, 2017

Dennis & Leslie Drag Distinguished Lecture Series

Catherine French, PE, FACI, FPCI will give a talk on "Challenges associated with Structural Health Monitoring of Bridge Systems – I35W St. Anthony Falls Bridge" on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 at 4:30pm in HAMP 1252. There will be a reception in Wood Commons starting at 3:30pm.
March 6, 2017

Just how much pee is in that pool?

You know that sharp odor of chlorine from the swimming pool you can recall from earliest childhood? It turns out it's not just chlorine, but a potent brew of chemicals that form when chlorine meets sweat, body oils, and urine. Prof. Blatchley offers his insight in this NPR health news article.
March 1, 2017

Hydraulics/Hydrology Seminar Series

Siavash Beik, Vice President, Principal Engineer at Christopher B. Burke Engineering, LLC will be presenting on Tuesday 3/21 at 1:30 p.m. in ARMS B071. The subject of the seminar is "Tipton Resilience Plan: Strategies for Smart Growth and Flood Risk Reduction."
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!
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.
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