Research Highlights

It is generally assumed that failure of a single tension member in such a bridge will likely lead to catastrophic collapse. By law, this family of bridges are required to be inspected using costly hands-on techniques to help ensure any defects are found before they become a problem. Once a bridge is labeled “fracture critical”, there is a lifetime requirement of more rigorous in-service inspections. However, these bridges have historically performed surprisingly well, even when such a member has failed. More
The LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) mobile sensing platform on top of this vehicle is one of the projects to be researched through the new Innovation Hub for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles being established at Purdue’s Discovery Park. (Photo/Lyles School of Civil Engineering)
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University’s Discovery Park will lead a nationwide partnership focusing on the expanding research field of connected and autonomous vehicles. More
Team viewing current construction on I-69 Section 5
On April 18, 2018 members of the Indiana Department of Transportation EVOLVE mentoring program and the Joint Transportation Research Program toured the I-69 Section 5 construction site. More
Tuesday's Opening Session Speakers: Pete Buttigieg, Darcy Bullock, Joe McGuinness, Bill Hanna, and John Haddock
We did it again! The 104th Purdue Road School Transportation Conference and Expo was the largest Road School on record at 3,010 attendees. This year's event included 191 technical sessions involving 375 speakers and moderators. The program had 175 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) available, including 4 hours of Indiana Statutes and Ethics for Professional Engineers. More
104th Purdue Road School
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Drones and autonomous vehicles will be part of the focus throughout the speakers and sessions at the 104th annual Purdue University Road School Transportation Conference and Expo. More