Chul Min Yeum (PhD Candidate) and Professor Shirley J Dyke have been awarded the 2015 Hojjat Adeli Award for Innovation in Computing.  This award is in recognition for the manuscript authored by them and entitled "Vision based Automated Crack Detection for Bridge Inspection” published in the top-ranked journal Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering in May 2015. 

See: DOI: 10.1111/mice.12141

2 May 2016

Francisco Pena is a recipient of the 2015 SE Solutions Scholarship, awarded by the School of Civil Engineering, for a Master’s student for his considerable service to the school and university, including mentoring for the seismic design competition and minority outreach events, and support for his peers inside and outside of the classroom.

Christian Silva is a recipient of the 2016 Magoon Award for Excellence in Teaching, awarded by the College of Engineering. This award is presented for his dedication to outstanding classroom teaching, and exceptional interactions with undergraduate students. 

Gaby Ou is the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award in Civil Engineering, awarded by the College of Engineering. This award is given to a student approaching graduation for research accomplishments in terms of journal publications, presentations, service to the school, and overall contributions to the field. 

22 March 2016

Graduate students from Bowen Laboratory attended the 1st Midwest Smart Structures Technology Colloquium in Grafton, Illinois, held on October 31, 2015. This colloquium provided a unique opportunity for these students to meet and interact with an elite group of peers who are performing research on establishing smart structures capabilities in civil and mechanical engineering. Three Purdue University students were awarded best presentation awards, including: 

2nd place, "Gaby" Ge Ou, Model Updating in Hybrid Simulation

4th, place, Daniel Gomez, Human-Structure Interaction Effects in Bridges

6th place, Chul Min Yeum, What Does the Image Tell You?

1 November 2015

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Shake Table

Six Degree of Freedom Shaketable

Allowable motion ranges up to six degrees of freedom, including translation and rotation about the three orthogonal axes.


Cyber-physical Instrument for Real-time hybrid Structural Testing (CIRST)

Real-time hybrid testing combines simulation and physical testing to help in assessing structural integrity in large scale civil infrastructures.

Small-scale Earthquake Simulator

Small-Scale Earthquake Simulator

Constructed by Quanser Consulting
Used as the standard shake table of the UCISTconsortium

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