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Axial Capacity of Reinforced Gasketed Joints

Aug. 30, 2020

Full Project Title: Axial Capacity of C900 PVC Pipe with Reinforced Gasketed Joints Year: 2019-20 Industry Partner: Denver Water CIEST Personnel : Jessica Ramos, John Hindman, Brice Lucero, David Ballcells, Hayley Parnell, and Porter Hawkins Primary Investigator : Prof. Brad Wham Summary: The objective of this study was to impose...

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Biomimetic Antifreeze Polymers

Aug. 14, 2020

Full Title: Year: 2017-21 Participants: Mohammad Matar, Shane Frazier, Jorge Osio-Norgaard, Anastasia Aday, Nathan Deanda, El Delesky Primary Investigator: Wil Srubar III Summary: In this study the effects of biomimetic antifreeze polymers were investigated for their use as an alternative to traditional air entraining agents in concrete exposed to freeze-thaw...

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Geopolymer Cements

Aug. 13, 2020

The primary objective of this Extremely Durable Cementitious Materials project is to engineer an ultra-acid-resistant low-calcium alkali-activated (geopolymer) cement paste specifically for wastewater infrastructure applications.

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Engineered Living Materials (BioBricks)

Aug. 13, 2020

The objective of this project is to engineer living materials to serve both biological and structural functions.

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Shell Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Team

March 26, 2020

A Mechanical Engineering Senior Design team, sponsored by Shell, worked with CIEST to design, manufacture, and test the vibration responses of different piping systems with and without mitigation methods applied.

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AP Research: Mycelium and Seismic Performance

March 26, 2020

Erie High School student Anna Broerman, accompanied by her teacher Kaitlyn Gentert, investigated the inclusion of mycelium in cement bricks to aid in seismic performance at CIEST for her AP research project.


Evaluation of Hazard-Resistant Pipelines

Sept. 27, 2019

The first in a series of testing programs at CU Boulder CIEST investigating performance of critical lifeline systems under extreme loading conditions.

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CU EERI Seismic Design Competition 2019

Aug. 29, 2019

The CU Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Seismic Design Team competed in Vancouver for 2019 competition.

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Rocky Mountain 2019 ASCE Conference

Aug. 29, 2019

American Society of Civil Engineers hosts the Rocky Mountain Regional Conference with help from CIEST.


Seismic Evaluation of HSS Column Splices

June 28, 2019

Project included development of a bi-directional loading system to apply simultaneous axial and lateral loading to 6 in. diameter columns and splice connections. Nearly 60 full-scale tests were conducted to support evaluation of a new structural building system for seismic applications. Accredited testing performed to ISO/IEC 17025 standard following protocols provided by FEMA 461.