A computer in the foreground shows results of a test underway in the lab

Nanoparticle Injection Technology

Oct. 18, 2017

Nanoparticle Injection Technology for Remediating Leaks of CO2 Storage Formation

Matrix Inclusions and Fracture Toughness

Oct. 18, 2017

Experimental investigation of matrix inclusions on the fracture toughness of composite material.

A concrete sample breaks under pressure during an experimen

Aerosol Generation in Compressive Concrete Fragmentation

Oct. 18, 2017

Eric Heichelheim, Harish Gadde, Prof. Mija Hubler, Prof. Lupita Montoya


Shake Table with a 2-Story Frame

Oct. 18, 2017

Structural Dynamics students work with CIEST to apply learning in labs.

A collage of photos of students working in the structures lab.

Cylinder, Shake Table, and Dynamic Column Testing

Oct. 18, 2017

Experimental Methods in Structural Engineering apply learning with CIEST

Two students cut Styrofoam to make the mold for the concrete canoe

Concrete Canoe Competition 2017

Oct. 18, 2017

ASCE student chapters have designed and raced concrete canoes in the National Concrete Canoe Competition since the early 1970s.

A group of students discuss the design of their steel bridge

Steel Bridge Competition 2017

Oct. 18, 2017

Students in the American Society of Civil Engineers at CU Boulder compete annually against other universities in the region at the ASCE regional conference to design and construct a steel truss bridge.

Instron testing machine

Concrete and Metal Materials Testing

Oct. 18, 2017

CIEST assists Mechanics of Materials I and II in their practical labs.

Physical Modeling of Buried Explosion in Soils

Oct. 18, 2017

Buried explosion is a complex phenomenon, involving high strain-rate soil dynamics, fluid dynamics, fractures, shocks and multi-scale physics. A comprehensive experimental program using geotechnical centrifuge modeling was conducted in conjunction with computational modeling using finite element, boundary element and discrete element and meshless methods to achieve a new level of scientific understanding of the complex multi-phase phenomena.

Centrifuge Study of the Seismic Response of Buried Reservoir Structures

Oct. 18, 2017

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is currently replacing many of its open reservoirs with buried, reinforced-concrete structures to improve water quality.