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

The project team with a concrete column in the loading frame

Performance Assessment of Concrete Columns

Oct. 18, 2016

Experimental Performance Assessment of Nearly Full-Scale Reinforced Concrete Columns with Partially Debonded Longitudinal Reinforcement

A car sits mired in the mud next to a destroyed building in a Japanese town where earthquakes triggered mudslides

Earthquake Reconnaissance in Japan

June 24, 2016

Shideh Dashti, assistant professor of geotechnical engineering and geomechanics at CU-Boulder, co-led a scientific reconnaissance team mobilized by the Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER) Association to travel to Kumamoto-shi, Japan, after the two earthquakes that occurred on April 14 and 16.