Monthly Archive for: ‘September, 2015’

  • Inner Workings: Paving with plants

    Inner Workings: Paving with plants Plant-based roads could eventually be made out of composites like this one, which contains 25% lignin. Image courtesy of Ted Slaghek and Dave van Vliet (TNO, The Netherlands). Most thruways are made from rocks and gravel held together with asphalt, …

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  • Meshfree Method for Impact and Penetration Modeling

    Meshfree Method for Impact and Penetration Modeling Figure 1. Micro-crack informed damage model Figure 2. Meshfree multiscale modeling of bullet penetration through concrete walls Professor J. S. Chen Professor J. S. Chen and his students are working with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development …

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  • Large-Scale Validation of Seismic Performance of Bridge Columns

    Large-Scale Validation of Seismic Performance of Bridge Columns Professor José I. Restrepo, UCSD Professor Stephen Mahin, UCB; Professor Ian Buckle, Univ. of Nevada, Reno A full-scale, circular reinforced concrete bridge pier designed in accordance to Caltrans’ Seismic Design Criteria and Bridge Design Specifications guidelines has …

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