Research will seek methods to analytically predict racking displacements so that bridge designers can take measures to accommodate these displacements.
Bridges with high skew have racking (displacements of deck and girders under long term loading). Racking is not desired as it increases maintenance needs of a bridge. This research will seek methods to analytically predict racking displacements so that designers can take measures to accommodate these displacements.
The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your collaboration.
|Length of commitment||To be determined by student/mentor|
|Start time||Fall, Spring, Summer|
|Level of collaboration||To be determined by student/mentor|
|Benefits||Academic Credit, Volunteer|
|Who is eligible||CIE323 is Required |
Students participating in this project might be interested in and eligible for the Goldwater Scholarship and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Connect with the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships to learn more.
If you are planning to use this project to satisfy program requirements for your academic major or minor, it is your responsibility to obtain approval from your academic department prior to beginning the project.
The specific preparation activities for this project will be customized through discussions between you and your project mentor. Please be sure to ask them for the instructions to complete the required preparation activities.