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.

Shake table on platform

New Paradigm in Evaluating and Mitigating Urban Liquefaction

Oct. 18, 2017

This Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant will create a new approach for evaluating the behavior of clusters of buildings on liquefiable ground during earthquakes and pave the way toward designing mitigation measures that improve building performance at a system level.

Centrifuge model post EQ1

NEESR Seismic Response of Shallow Underground Structures

Oct. 18, 2017

This project will study the seismic response of temporary and permanent cut-and-cover box structures near mid- to high-rise buildings using a combination of centrifuge testing and numerical simulations.

WTI Deep Patch Repair Modelling

Oct. 18, 2017

The Western Transportation Institue has conducted a series of modelling tests of deep patch repairing method used in Highway in our 400 g-ton centrifuge.

Tensile Testing of Wood Samples

Oct. 18, 2016

Paul Bennet, Prof. Wil Srubar and Derek Carpenter