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Wire Mesh Tension Testing

March 13, 2020

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.

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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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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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Polyurethane Characterization

Oct. 18, 2017

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

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.

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Aerosol Generation in Compressive Concrete Fragmentation

Oct. 18, 2017

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

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