Approximately a dozen graduate students currently serve as research assistants with the Bridge Engineering Center at Iowa State University.
Students are working on several research projects including the following:
- Field Testing of Railroad Flat Car Bridges
- Monitoring Wind-Induced Vibrations/Stresses in a High Mast Lighting Tower
- Evaluation of a Prestressed Concrete Bridge Constructed Using Ultra High- Performance Concrete
- Evaluation of a Steel Girder Bridge Strengthened Using Fiber Reinforced Polymer Plates (CFRP plates)
- Evaluation of a Bridge Constructed Using High Peformance Steel
- Performance Evaluation of Steel Bridges: Phase II
Students Working on Projects
|Grad student Brian Degen preparing a prestressed girder fabricated using Ultra High Performance Concrete. The girder will be tested in the laboratory to measure structural performance data for the eventual design of similar bridge girders for the first bridge application in the United States. Project: Evaluation of a Prestressed Concrete Bridge Constructed Using Ultra High-Performance Concrete|
|Grad student Byung Chang checking the structural health monitoring system installed at a high mast tower field site in northern Iowa. Project: Monitoring Wind-Induced Vibrations/Stresses in a High Mast Lighting Tower|
|Grad student Holly Boomsma (right) performing a load test on a recently constructed bridge as part of the railroad flat car bridges project. Project: Field Testing of Railroad Flat Car Bridges|
|Grad student Derek Hemphill installing fiber optic sensors on a high performance steel bridge on I-235 in Des Moines as part of a structural health monitoring system. Project: Evaluation of a Bridge Constructed Using High Peformance Steel|
|Grad student Justin Doornink (right) installing strain gages for a load test on an existing steel girder bridge in Iowa as part of developing a structural health monitoring system for the bridge. Project: Performance Evaluation of Steel Bridges: Phase II|
Page last updated: March 29, 2005
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