Example of a wire mesh sample

Wire Mesh Tension Testing

June 13, 2019

In summer 2019, former masters student David Kyle Anderson conducted 28 tension tests on 5 different types of wire mesh used for soil stabilization at CIEST.

Building

Liquefaction of Silty Sands

Feb. 18, 2019

Utilizing experience with silty-sand gained during her PhD, April intends to focus on how to use silty-sands in the centrifuge to produce accountable results to predict the influence of this material on liquefaction; hopefully leading to incorporation into performance-based design.

Students working

Concrete Mixing and Testing

Nov. 8, 2018

CIEST served as a resource to students in AREN 4830 (Sustainable Materials and Structures) as they designed and tested concrete mixes and considered the variable environmental impacts of their chosen materials.

Prep

Structural Testing of Steel Deck Diaphragm Assemblies

May 14, 2018

Structural assessment of cold-formed steel diaphragm assemblies was conducted in accordance with AISI S907. The cantilever-style tests were performed on 12 x 12 ft square specimens and included both static and cyclic test protocols.

Materials previously weighed in the laboratory and ready for the elaboration of four concrete formulations

Incorporation of Metal-Laden Granular Activated Carbon in Concrete Formulations

May 13, 2018

The principal objective of this project is to translate the already successful obtained laboratory results to a practice in an industrial trial jointly with Forterra, which is an international company that is dedicated to the fabrication of concrete sewer pipelines and manholes.

Juan Carlos Tiznado Aitken

Seismic Response with Compacted Granular Columns

May 13, 2018

The main goal of this project is to investigate how the use of compacted granular columns (CGC) may help improve the seismic performance of embankments on potentially liquefiable soils.

Camera image from inside centrifuge, looking out at Hiral Gandhi

Sandia Senior Design Test

March 19, 2018

The Sandia Senior Design Team were tasked to design a switch that activates at 9g as part of a cubesat subsystem for their senior design project.

Dream chaser side view

Dream Chaser

Jan. 16, 2018

The Dream Chaser reusable spacecraft prototype was load tested in two configurations to validate analytical models of the vehicle.

shear specimen loaded in frame

Alkali Silica Reaction Expansion in Concrete

Dec. 30, 2017

The focus of this project is to model the shear strength of concrete panels that have experienced alkali silica reaction.

Test

Polyurethane Characterization

Oct. 18, 2017

Experimental characterization of visco-elasto-plastic response of polyurethanes for damage-resistant structures

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