Published February 26, 2018
A PhD structural engineering student received a research grant of $2500 to partially support his research for the 2017 – 2018 academic year.
Ketan Ragalwar, a PhD student in the department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, received the grant from the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI). The research grant will provide partial funding for investigating the effect of strain-hardening cementitious composites (SHCC) on Concrete Filled Steel Tubes which are typically used in bridges and piles in seismically active regions. This particular project studies the enhancement in the performance of steel tubes filled with SHCC subjected to lateral cyclic loading. Ragalwar is working with assistant professor Ravi Ranade and professor Michel Bruneau on this project.
“I am hopeful Ketan’s work in this area will provide critical insights into the interaction between SHCC and steel tubes for this novel application,” Ranade says.
Ranade’s research group focuses on the development and structural applications of SHCC. These composites are as strong as typical concrete, but hundreds of times more pliable or ductile. Current SHCC improve the performance of concrete structures (like buildings or bridges) during an earthquake by withstanding high displacements, without a complete collapse. These composites are extremely durable compared to conventional concrete and limit deterioration experienced over the life-span of structures. SHCC are gaining popularity in bridge construction projects, and Ragalwar’s project investigates the application of SHCC in bridge pier systems.
Structural Engineers Foundation, a committee of SEAOI, is dedicated to the advancement of structural engineering, and offers an annual research grant to provide assistance in a research topic selected through a national call for proposals.
Fall 2017 — Making Connections
October 15-19, Disneyland Hotel
Spring 2018 - Concrete Elevated
March 25-29, Grand America & Little America
Salt Lake City, UT
Cornell Local Roads Program, New York State Department of Transportation Structures Division to present a conference about bridge issues for local governments. It is held in the Syracuse area and runs for 1½ days.
Any questions regarding the program:
NYSDOT, Office of Structures
50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12332
International Conference on Sustainable
Infrastructure, New York, New York | October
26–28, 2017, ASCE, Sustainable Cities for an Uncertain
ASCE's International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure will provide an opportunity to learn from and network with industry leaders and sustainable infrastructure practitioners from around the world.
Nov 15, 2016 - Abstracts Due
Dec 15, 2016 -Abstracts Acceptance
Feb 1, 2017 - Draft Papers Due
Apr 1, 2017 -Paper Acceptance Date
May 1, 2017 -Final Manuscript Deadline
International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure, ISHMII invites you to participate in the following: SHMII-8, Brisbane, Australia - December 6-8, 2017, a Conference on Real-world SHM Applications. Submission of Abstract: January 28, 2017.
2017 National Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference, Premier Bridge Engineering Conference, Conference Co-Sponsored by 30 State DOT and FHWA, December 7 and 8, 2017, third national bridge engineering conference. The first two conferences were held during December 2014 and 2015.
Denver, CO, Starts: Tuesday, February 20, 2018, Ends: Saturday, February 24, 2018
World Steel Bridge Symposium, April 11-18, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland
The 2018 World Steel Bridge Symposium organizers are interested in papers dealing with all aspects of steel bridge design and construction. 2018 WSBS Abstract Submission: 500 words or less, submit by Friday, June 2, 2017, acceptance message will be sent out by Friday, June 30, 2017.
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Eleventh U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (11NCEE), Integrating Science, Engineering, and Policy, June 25-29, 2018, Los Angeles, California.
Melbourne, Australia on July 9-13, 2018; Call for Abstracts Open: February 2017; Registration Open: February 2017; Abstract Submission Deadline: May 2017.