Bowen Laboratory - Lyles School of Civil Engineering - Purdue University

Bowen Lab Spotlights

Test Chamber
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.
On November 14, 2014, the Bowen Laboratory Advisory Council met in West Lafayette. The Advisory Council is in its second year and is comprised of industry leaders, tasked with providing advice to the Bowen Lab Director on goals and policies, building partnerships with industry, and facilitating opportunities for students to interact with members of industry.
Robert Connor, associate professor of civil engineering, is giving students experience and insight in bridge inspections in part through immersive, interactive virtual environments being created by ITaP's Envision Center. Starting Thursday (Sept. 11), the center will present a series of fall seminars about visualizing, animating or employing virtual reality in research or teaching.